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"I'm saying is they didn't have the political power to keep everybody away, that a Tony Gilroy does. And yeah, that's why Simpsons was allowed to be Simpsons because to Fox, they were like, this was to get the next four movies who gives shit if it's good or bad. Yeah, the funny thing is to the animation community, we like to think it was, oh, groaning. It was his baby. The creator, he's the one that was the hard worker. He was the knight in shining armor that took that up to the hill and made it successful. But you're right, when it comes to the real business of Hollywood and what things get greenlit, get big budgets or not, it has so much more to do with the people that have the power and the control to turn that switch to say, no, don't touch this, or this is gonna happen. We're gonna make this happen. I love that. Yeah. And that's a huge part of this season is, you know, it's funny. Just, of course, because I can't stop talking about and or everybody, all the marketing, everything, basically implies and or is about the rise of the rebellion. That is true. But it is equally equally and no one's talking about this about the rise of the empire that we would meet in a new hope. Yeah. Yeah. And that's what we tried to do here. We hadn't seen and or yet, so no one can sue me for stealing this. But it's literally about the rise of The Simpsons, simultaneously with the rise of Fox and how they built each other and became because I'm telling you right now. I have no way of proving this. Simpsons, ABC, NBC, or NBC, ABC, CBS, ABC, NBC, CBS. Trump doesn't go 5 seasons. Let alone anywhere else. Yeah, anywhere else. You're right. Love it. Yeah. That is just a teaser for you, the audience listening at home of what you can expect, go to vice TV, check out icons on earth, The Simpsons, 6 awesome episodes that dig deep into the folklore into the legend into the history that you love about The Simpsons. Check that out. Thank you, Brian. Thank you so much. Can I just end this on one thing? I'm here. But I think you may find this interesting. Yeah. If you think the story I just told was crazy about how Simpsons got greenlit, do a little research, it's hard to find, don't go to Wikipedia because they gloss over it. Look at how Seinfeld got on the air. Oh. This is a new show. By the way. Are
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"Thank you for working that out. Now you're making fun of me. All right. I had to do a callback. That was good. Thank you. That just proved it. So I need to hear some insight. Okay, so there are people listening. And by the way, you're talking to animation fans. These are the people listening right now. They're either want to be in the industry, they are in the industry, or they just love the okay? And they love behind the scenes, okay? And you've just made a whole documentary about behind the scenes. So tell us at least one story that you guys discovered that it's going to make them watch this show. I will tell you my favorite thing that I learned that I have to admit I may have a bias to this type of knowledge because I'm always looking for it and at least at least 85% of the time, a story like this materializes. Here's the story. A guy named James L. Brooks, he has a deal with Fox features to do four movies. In between the fourth movie, rapping, but before the fourth movie came out, and you have to remember three of the movies were Oscar nominated that had already come out, two of one, two of them had won the Oscar, best picture. While he is in post on the fourth film, what do you call it? The Larry Sanders show stuck in my head. What the hell is the name of the show? Seinfeld. No, no, no, no, no. What was The Simpsons? Tracy almond. Gracie almond show has premiered and is doing mediocre, but someone had the bright idea and we get into all these details. Somebody had the bright idea to turn The Simpsons into its own series. So they make the budget, they come up with the outlines. They submitted to Fox and Fox Television is saying, no, no, no, no, no. This is crazy. It's an interstitial. It looks like crap, like I did. What do you do this? Right. So Fox features is very excited to get four more movies from James L. Brooks. So they are negotiating, and they can not get the deal done. They are down to two deal points, and these deal points have been open for 6 months. And Warner Brothers has now made a proposal to James L. Brooks to get him to leave Fox and go to Warner Brothers. And Fox is aware of this. They're scared. But James L. Brooks is loyal to Fox. So as a last ditch effort to find a way to get these two points to go away, James L. Brooks says, I'll make you a counter proposal. If you greenlight, The Simpsons, I will leave those two deal points to our next renegotiation. And fun fact, the conservative estimate of what those two deal points was worth is somewhere between 50 and about $75 million. The original budget of season one of The Simpsons was about 10 million. So James L. Brooks, basically for whatever reason, gave up between 40 and 75 million or $70 million to get The Simpsons Greenland. Wow. Fun fact, those next four movies that James L. Brooks made did not do well, and that's being diplomatic. In The Simpsons, which was a show Fox did not want an only agreed to do it to get something else. Right. By the way, you know this is true about Star Wars, right? Yeah. Green lit because everybody wanted American Graffiti too. Like the amount of times the red headed stepchild becomes the star of the family, and that's what happened with Simpsons. It's the only part on the air. That's the underdog. We all love that story. But is there a little truth that redheaded stepchild, whatever they call that? The underdogs. That nobody wanted. Also become popular, and you tell me if this is true, Simpsons, because the exact start looking at it very closely. Dude, it's a 100% why. George Lucas is so politically powerful, he holds any other director would have been fired off the movie. One of the things we learned making that season was Fox, they were so behind schedule and over budget, Fox was aggressively trying to get them to cut the final battle out of the movie. So the movie would have ended with prince's Leia's rescue. All right. But that's thinking, do you think we'd be talking about Star Wars today if that's how the movie? Right. That's what you just said, Tom. It's exactly it. George was so powerful and Star Wars was so low budgeted for the time. Everyone left him alone. Thanks. So you either need to be ignored or you need to have a champion. That is so politically powerful. Look at, I don't know if you're watching and or not. Coincidence, what I consider to be quite possibly the greatest show in the history of television, not just Star Wars. No one's messing with Tony Gilroy. Yeah. Why is The Mandalorian good? No one's messing with those guys. Why is Boba Fett horrible? Look who made it. Why is Ben Kenobi horrible? Look who made it. And I'm not judging them as people. All
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"Listening. I don't want to say his name because even though I don't blame him for wanting to get paid, I think people could look at him badly. But we had to starve one of our shows who wanted to do the show. He was the star of the whole movie. He wanted 25 grand and we went to every single other person we had interviewed and asked them to sign an amendment, allowing us to get out of the favored nations clause, who people out of about four or 5 dozen, wouldn't sign it. And I couldn't afford to pay 75 grand. I could have because they're like, why does that guy get it? And I don't. That kind of thing. Yeah, yeah, they wanted it too. And they got it. And they said, they're like, listen, I know he's the star of the movie and we're not. But I'm very principled. We signed a document that was favored nations, I don't make a dime from your movie. Either way, right. Well, if you're going to pay that guy, pay me. It sucked. I was sad, but I didn't the person, the two people who said that, I couldn't blame them. Right. To me, that's the stresses of the job that you have though. Not only of CEO of your company, but also being so creatively invested in these projects, right? You're directing and producing some of them like this one about The Simpsons. Are there those times where you're just like, ah, and it just gets in your cross sometimes when something doesn't go your way, you get so involved. Well, thank you. Everybody. Keep going. Just get you sometimes. Though, do you take it personally at all? Is it you take it home sometimes? If somebody won't do our show, yeah, or some other snag. I mean, there's a hundred snags, right? First of all, this was a dangerous problem, right? Well, he's a producer too. The manager that I work with a lot, he represents some of the biggest comedians in the world. He is about 15 years ago. I had read in deadline that he had a huge, I mean, probably 80 to a $100 million day. I mean, he one of the shows he was a producer on and had ownership in was picked up for a $1 billion in syndication. Wow. Wow. So I was on the phone with him later that same day. When I said to him, I'm like, hey, Mike, man. Congratulations, like, holy cow. That's the Grand Slam, a grand slams. Right. I never forgot what he said to me. He said to me, is calm as possible. Brian? Sometimes you're up. Sometimes you're down. And that's my outlook. Anytime I get bad news, all I gotta do is sit there for a second and be like, well, you know, 5 hours ago, I got this good news. Two weeks ago, I got that great news. Yeah. I didn't get when I got the great news. I didn't run around the building. So I'm not concerned here with the bad news. And be depressed or angry. Right. Or I have a crawl problem.
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"Spent for sure for audiences. I know people just can't get enough of it. And Tony, speaking of not getting enough. We have to talk about icons, The Simpsons. This is why we're here. I love that we did all this extra background, but this is why we're here today. Is this show is coming out right now on vice TV, correct? It's already out actually. They just had their season finale. And I think it was 6 episodes total that you did in this first run of icons and earth, The Simpsons. Correct. That's correct. And now that's up on vice TV, which anybody can get, I guess it's streaming online. You can get it through your provider. Or you can get an OTT, Tony, which is means obviously what does that mean? It's over the top stream. It's both. It's broadcast and OTT. Okay. Awesome. OTT. You know me. It comes with Roku, probably, right? Vice TV. Those kind of over the top, yeah. So tell us about and we also know, is it, can we also say that it's going to become a Netflix it will come to Netflix down the road? I can't say it'll be on Netflix, but it will be on somewhere that my grandmother knew the name of it. Okay. Awesome. Good. Does she watch a lot of streaming video? It's not a very big technologically inclined person. So if she knew the name of his company odds are everybody of Americans have it in their home, probably do, yeah, and be able to access it. But so if you can't see it right now, what you can, but if you don't, it is coming soon to an even larger streamer. So icons on earth, Simpsons. It's 6 parts. You did a deep dive. I want to hear at least some cool minds seem stories. Did you start with Matt, Matt Groening? Was that where you started? We always started the top and then work our way to the quote unquote bottom, I guess at the call sheet. But if you watch our shows, other than like Sigourney Weaver and aliens and Sam Neill and Jurassic Park, we don't really even, it would be an exaggeration. It would actually be a lie to say we don't try and get the big names. Right. We don't need them. Like on the die hard episode, did we reach out to Bruce Willis? Yes. Do we try to get them? Sure. But the name that I was torturing our casting department to get was, what's his name? What's the director's name? Not what's new. Dad, what if I did hunt for red October? Whatever, predator, that guy. He was avoiding the IRS. So the way we got him was he finally agreed to do it, but he, we had to go to LAX, tell him we were at LAX. Sorry, John mctiernan. John McCain. John mctiernan. So all we knew was that he was avoiding the IRS, and we were told to go to LAX and he was less than a 90 minute flight away. We had no idea where. We go to LAX, we get the call from his wife. We're in Denver. So we flew to Denver, landed. They told us, go to this hotel. We went to the hotel, so Kalinda. And we interviewed him for two hours. I was obsessed with getting him because the guy had never done an interview about die hard. Where's Chris Willis? Has done a million billion interviews all the same stories over and over again, right? Yeah, and the other problem with actors in the big people is that they're so big, they don't remember the details the way the second AD would. Right. You know what I mean? Yeah. So yes, we started with Matt Groening. We did not get him. But it's rarely people like that. That give us what we call the scoop. Yeah. I guess that's what I don't understand too, is and maybe this is the thing that plagues you also. I don't know why some of these people wouldn't do it. You know, you're kind of, it's a real showcase of going, it's a deep dive into what happened. And yes, you're talking about the ups and the downs of a creation. You get Tony on anything. I am the easiest guy to take you. It will be clandestine. We'll meet my backyard and then we'll go down to the 7 11 and then we'll meet a gas station. I'll be involved. There will be ice cream that has to be offered to me at some point. But I'm just amazed that because I have watched a lot of your episodes, whether it be the toys that made us or some of these other ones and the movies. And I've like, oh, I wonder if they got this person, oh no, they didn't get them. And I'm always like, why not? Why wouldn't they want to do this and kind of open up this big kind of moment in their life, right? If we're talking about it, it's probably was a big moment in their life. The main, there's two main reasons. One is they're just sick of talking about it. They're just so I've already said it all. I have nothing left to say. Just
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"Come up. But about one out of every 5 shows, we get something insane in the field. The greatest example, believe it or not, was in the first thing we ever did of this nature, the Star Wars episode of toys that made us, we had been trying to get the lawyer from Kenner because of my day job when I'm not doing documentaries, I know. This might also be something we do that I don't think anyone else did or does, that I knew to do because in my day job, the lawyers are the only people at companies that have vision over everything. They see the marketing. They see the development. They see the production. Obviously, they see the lawsuits, so I've always known find the lawyers. Find the lawyers. By the way, there is nothing more beautiful. Than a retired lawyer. Because he has no extra, you know, yeah, he's not connected to anything anymore. So that's just that. It's not just that. And you're right, but the real reason retired lawyers are the best, they've been keeping it in for fucking 50 years. Right. So like they literally want to tell all the shit. So the lawyer of Kenner, the guy who did all the deals, wouldn't he basically wouldn't confirm if he would meet with us. So we schedule, we were in Cincinnati for three days. We scheduled him as the last interview on day three because we didn't think he was going to come in. And I figured, you know what? We'll wrap early and get drunk. Let's have fun. He shows up. We start the interview. This guy's conservatively 86, 87 years old. We start the interview. And he's about ten minutes in and he goes, well, you know, as you know, George didn't make a lot of money from the toys. So he had to make the money from the movies. And I'm like, sorry, sir, I don't mean to be rude, but I think you got it backwards at my entire life. He made his money from the toys, not the movies. And he goes, well, listen, I don't know what he made from the movies, but I can assure you he didn't make anything from the toys. And I'm like, sir, my whole and he goes, well, I brought the contract. Yes. The contract.
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"Possibly be the reason. She had sent me a screenshot of Dwayne Johnson's Instagram account. And by the way, she didn't think I was cool, I guess, because I too followed Dwayne Johnson. She's like, well, this guy's, he's called The Rock, okay? Just so you know Brian, it's The Rock. I always forget that. I always forgot. Anyway, so she had texted me a picture of his Instagram account, and he took a picture of his laptop on his private jet, watching toys that made us. I think I've seen that, yeah. So four days. Oh, it has the wrestling figure one, right? No. No. It was Star Wars. It was season one. This season. And four days later, I got a call from somebody at his company. And we worked out a deal for whatever reason and I will not waste time getting into it, but we decided the smartest thing we could do to work together was to make a show about pop culture cereals. How do Rice Krispies become Rice Krispies? How did corn flakes become corn flakes? Okay. It's this all over the world. Believe it or not, nobody bought it, but I swear to you, I will sell it one day. As we are leaving a company that one day would be called Disney+, it wasn't even called Disney+ yet. It was like the Netflix thing, Disney's doing. That's literally what they called themselves at the time. They said, hey, would you ever do anything like this about, I don't know, maybe the parks? And we instead of breakfast cereals. Yeah. And we were like, yeah, we would. Of course, yeah. About two months, pretty stressful two months because I truly didn't think anything could be more exciting to me than toys that made us, but I'm a crazy Disney guy. Yeah. We had a bunch of meetings. We got through all the meetings. The last meeting, I'm not going to say who anybody was, but the executive at Disney+, as we're in the elevator, heading to the meeting, I've never had this in my life. Literally starts apologizing to me about how badly the meeting is going to go. We will find something else to do together. And then the person who ran that meeting, if you worked at Disney, you know, I mean, they have a lot of chefs in the kitchen, which, again, how could they not? I don't mean that as an insult there. Yeah, sure. Order million employees, 6 continents, a hundred years old, how do you not have a lot of chefs in the kitchen? The person who everybody expected would kill the show, that person, by luck, went to the wrong conference room. So that person had a bunch of other people in the room that reported to them. And they were the biggest toys that made us fans ever. And by the time this person walked into the room, I mean, I will never forget her face because, I mean, she was literally like, is this a fan convention? Like, what the hell is going on in here? Literally, the meeting ended without the show being killed. And I looked at our executive, and he was like, and then shrug. We got the paperwork that day. Oh, guys. Saved. And you know, but it seems like such a no brainer. It's shocking to me to think that Disney itself would go, have any reason to not want to do it. Guys, you know this. They're looking for reasons to say no. Yeah. And I don't mean safer. It's safer to say no than it is to take a risk and say yes. It's everybody. Right, everybody's afraid of executives seem to be afraid of making decisions that could come back on them. Now, if it's a good decision and it was success and they're the first to get in line to get that praise. But because it could be a negative and they could lose their job. Okay, I don't want to make that decision necessarily. Yeah. If there's a slight bit of risk, right? Or money attached, right? But those are the things. Those are the best stories though, right? I mean, Brian, you're the documentarian. You've told this story about Star Wars and how everybody ignored it. And then it got picked up or Kenner toys and making the Star Wars toys. And they were the only ones to pick up the toys and became a huge company because of it. I love those kind of things. Where do you, here's my question though, is with all of these topics and they're also diverse, but they all have to do with pop culture and fandom and stuff. But where do you start? You're a writer, you've written a lot of these. You've directed a lot of these, including the icons on earth, The Simpsons episodes that we were getting to, which we're getting to. But where do you start when you start to unravel, what's my take on this? What's my in? Are there surprises that come in your research or are you hoping for the happy surprises on the set of like somebody says something or like, I've never said this story before, but I'm about to and then you record it and it's like one of those exclusives. I mean, tell us a little bit about that process of how you dig in. So if there, if there is what people would say, a special sauce to our company and the way we make shows, in my opinion, this is the special sauce. We do between four and 5 months of research. Wow. Which includes, and this is the crazy part. Includes usually two pre interviews. So when you're and that's usually true for everybody except talent. So when you're watching one of our shows and you see somebody saying XYZ, there's a 90% chance that is the third time we are interviewing them. Oh my. So during the research stage, it all starts with IMDb. We get a list of all the actors. We get a list of all the crew. Our casting director starts reaching out to all these people because that's the longest part of the process. Our researchers start reading every book, start watching every documentary. And then as casting starts locking people in, then they start doing those pre interviews. The reason why we do the pre interviews twice and not one time is because usually in the first interview, they'll say a bunch of stuff, then we will take what they say, tell all the other people what they said, and then those people will be like, that's not true because of X or they'll say that is true, but it's even crazier because that guy didn't know this, but so we add to the story. So by the time we actually start shooting, we know almost everything that's going to
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"Include the gold bloom show, which you shouldn't, 'cause that was green lit before Disney+ existed, and then moved to Disney+. We were probably the second possibly the first, but definitely the second green light in Disney+ history there. So Brian, you're clearly doing something right. I want to just point that out to the audience. Because you got super fans and I know you probably hear from fans all over the world and stuff because you're hitting a lot of eyeballs. You just mentioned two of the hugest streamers out there when you're talking about Disney+ and Netflix. I want to dig deeper into the Disney+ series because I love that. I've watched all your stuff. All the ones that we've mentioned, I watched them all. You're our Ken burns. You're our Ken burns for Tom and I, for sure. And but the behind the attractions, there's so many ravenous Disney fans. You had to get that right. What goes into building something like that and was that your company suggesting that to Disney+ we want to do this, here's the show idea and all that, or did they come to you? Great, great, great as story ever. So let me just ask this sub question is they have to then open the archives and let you have access to all the people, right? Well, he's going to get to that. He's going to get to that. Go ahead, sorry, go for it. That is the understatement of the millennium Tom. But yes. Yes. Well, I can tell you some stories in that regard too, but no, it was unbelievable. That's why I love about this business. I am going through security at LAX at 5 in the morning. And I get a tech. It was out of a movie. I put my phone in the tray as the tray is going through the metal detector. For some reason, I take a look or something, and I see the phone is lit up, and I have a text from daisy. Daisy is our head of accounting, she's oversees all our money. Every time that goes in and goes out, her department runs. And of course, now I have to wait to go through the metal detector. I set off the metal detector between seeing that she had she has never texted me before probably the 11 a.m.. So for a good two or three minutes, I'm like, why the fuck is daisy texting me at 5 in the morning? Did somebody embezzle?
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"Jerry Seinfeld. Kevin Hart. We're making we can't say. Unfortunately, it's not them, but it was Dane cook. And what people forget about him. Is, I mean, he was selling stadiums. I mean, we did three tours every single tour was an arena or a stadium. Sure. Oh, I remember that. Yeah. So I took the commissions from those shows and whatever. And I basically, for a variety of reasons, started making stand up specials that I owned. I didn't sell the rights. I just licensed them. And then we became the biggest producer of stand up cop which title we still hold, by the way. We are the biggest producer of stand up comedy, at least in North America. I always assume there's some company in India I've never heard of and so I never want to say the world. But we have a 2500 plus catalog that led to us distributing and blah blah blah blah blah. So I stopped managing and I'm a big toy collector. I have just under 4000 toys. So I'm happy, happy wife. Actually, that is true, but I will not get into that at this point. That's a separate thing. It's very different podcast. Okay. So basically, I was selling TV shows like anybody else, you know? I was, I would talk to executives. I'd find out what they wanted, and then I would look for ideas that they wanted. And every now and then, I would sell a TV show, I never, ever, ever had a TV show that I saw get a second season ever. Wow. I, for years, because it was my hobby, was trying to sell toys that made us or what would become toys that made us. I got real close with history channel, got real close with NatGeo, never got the deal done. The guy Netflix, who I did all my stand up comedy deals with, he was put in charge of unscripted shows. One day he told me he got promoted and we got toys that made us on the air. That's it? That was all it was supposed to be, then movies that made us came out of it, and then just people started calling, can you do this for us? That led to behind the attraction at Disney. All of it started with toys that made us, and all of toys that made us happen because of our stand up comedy background. And that's really what happened. Oh, and then I bought the company in 2017 from the prior owner. That's the last part of the story. And I realized this was way more than 90 seconds. So I did go. But it's okay. You just did the whole podcast for us. So okay, we'll talk to you later. See, that was awesome. And you know, I could see your comedy chops in the toys that made us and the movies that made us because there's a lot of comedy in there. You do a lot of voice-over and things like that within narrator and things. And definitely are kind of doing a little bit of fun. A lot of tongue in cheek stuff in there. A lot of kind of record scratch kind of moments, right? Where it's like somebody says something, it's a total setup and then but that's not what happened or whatever. And I love that kind of stuff. I'm a huge going back to high school documentary fan and is because we are the same age approximately. You know, it was not an easy thing to be a documentary fan, and. But I've seen, I mean, I've conservatively seen 2000 documentaries. I mean, I would be the guy going to the video store in college, like asking if anything new came in and anyone behind the desk knew I meant documentaries and 9 out of ten times the answer was no. So because of that, I learned a lot of things that I wanted to do and also didn't want to do. When I got to finally hopefully produce my own documentaries. And one of the things that drove me crazy was these documentaries about fun topic. We're not the first people to make a documentary about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But I can argue, we were the first people to make a documentary about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that didn't treat it like the rise and fall of the Third Reich. And I'm like the name of the fucking product is teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Right. What's with the music? Show somebody 7 and be like, that's the soundtrack I want. I think people would make a documentary and be like, I'm making a documentary because it's a documentary. It must be serious, exactly. So that's why we had the comedy and our main editor, our lead editor, a guy named Ben frost, the first time we ever worked with him, was toys that made us, and he told me years later, his entire career, and he's working on he's been at the company nonstop. So I mean, almost everything we've done, he has worked on. But the only a couple of years ago what he said was he said, his entire career, he would do his first cut and he would make it as crazy and edgy as possible, turn it into the director, or that a showrunner or whatever, and they would say, I love it. Now pull it back. Yeah. You said I was the first person who ever said to him. I love it. And he was waiting. And I was like, dude, if anything, fucking push it more photo funnier, yeah. Yeah. So I get a question. I'm going to give you some credit and you could take it right away from me because I may be wrong. But I do think if you were one of the first, if not, I'm going to say first, one of, if not the first, to do a docu series. Is that semi true? It was at least pretty early on. Well, did you ever see Civil War, Tom? 'cause that came out from you know, there's another famous documentary terrain that has done. Documentary series for many, many years. I'm going to pull back from that. But on Netflix, Tony. Tony, you're more right than you realize because I'm the biggest I have everything Ken burns has ever made. Find oh, wow. I mean, I go back with him to high school. I mean, he is, I worship him. Really? And I pitched toys that made us, it literally was, we're trying to be the Ken burns of pop culture. Yeah. So look at Gettysburg. And I'll go out of my way to pick the topic I had the least interest in, and it's probably my favorite series he's done, jazz. Yeah, yeah. That's what we tried to do. And if you look at what we started doing last year with a show we do for history channel called the center seat, 55 years of Star Trek, that is 11 episodes only about Star Trek, and now what we're doing with Star Wars and The Simpsons season three is Fast & Furious, we're trying to do that same logic and that same Ken burns deep dive into a somewhat narrow topic, and then it's all by design a Ken burns thing. Yeah. So your question, Tom, I have no idea if we were the first or not. I am, I can not, what we did with our Star Trek show, 11 episodes about one IP, I am not aware of anyone else doing that. I'm not aware of anyone else doing that for The Simpsons. But there's just no way we were the first. I just, here's what I'm going to double down on it just slightly, but pull back at the same time and say, I think you were one of the first at Netflix. And it was first, thank you. There you go. So we'll give you that, Tom. We'll give you a job. This is a time thing. He'll double down. He brought along about Bernstein Netflix by no, no. I mean, I'll give you, if that's where you're going. I can give you some fun facts about that. Is the second unscripted show in Netflix history to be green light? On the original Netflix series that were green light in that initial first year, we are the only one that's still in production. Also, movies that made us is the first spin off of any genre in Netflix history, then behind the attraction at Disney+, that show is the first unscripted green light there to get a second season. Every other show in their launch and their initial launch class was not picked up, and we believe we were the second unscripted green light.
The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"volk" Discussed on The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"Oh, he did. Oh, good. For him. Fox was legally obligated to let him do it. I go to Netflix. Spend about 45 minutes going over the sales tape and the deck we had spent a lot of time on. And then I had a poster tube with the poster. And the head of Netflix on scripted literally towards the end of the meeting was like, what's in the tube? And I truly had forgotten about it. And I told the poster out, I showed him the poster. I told him the same story. I just told you about Frank Sinatra. And here we are. He's like, that's interesting. So he obviously passed on the games that made us. Are they ever going to go back to that? I would say he's a huge gamer. That's the irony. Yeah, I'm listen. The way I sell shows, I just never give up. I mean, toys that made us took 7 years to get the Netflix. So people always say to me, Brian, how do you got to be the greatest salesman of all time? And I'm always like, I don't know if that's true or not true, but the one thing I can tell you, I do differently, if I take a show out and try and sell it and it doesn't sell, I will keep pitching it until it does. Yeah. They seem like we have a lot of shows going and we do, but most of these shows almost, if not all of them did not sell the first time we pitched them. It's amazing. We love hearing those kind of success stories too, 'cause you know, Brian, we interview a lot of producers and directors that do pitches all the time of animated shows, animated series. And to hear those stories very similar to what you're talking about though, it's like beating their heads against a wall for a long time and then finally the wall cracks. And you're able to get breakthrough. So I love hearing that. And as we speak, I want to throw this in there too. One of the things that I'm sure is happening through those years of you pitching the same idea sometimes and adding another one, but bringing out the other one too. Is that there's such a turnover with development executives that I'm sure that makes that even more plausible. Oh, this is a new person they didn't hear this idea that got turned down at the same company a year ago or two years ago. I'm going to pull it out again because it's a new person. You're absolutely right. And I'll give you another thing that's even better than that is many times I will pitch a show to somebody, they pass, they get another job and they're like, hey, is that thing I passed on over there? Still available. We did this backdoor pilot for The CW called discontinued, which was all about discontinued products, things, people, whatever. And I had pitched it as a second window to Netflix, Netflix passed, but the executive I had pitched, he ended up getting a job at another network, and he called me up and said, could you make a different version of your show specific to our audience? And I was like, well, you know, my company exists to make TV shows, right? So yes, we believe it or not, we can figure out a way to make that burden. We don't just make hamburgers, yeah. We're ready to make shows. Call me crazy. Then it must have been like, oh, we need it to be a sexier and younger. I'm guessing. It was a, I don't want to, I never know what people want me to say or not when their executives, but everything. Went from being a show about anything and everything discontinued to picking a very specific aspect of American culture. And then it was only discontinued things specific to that niche of American culture. Oh, I see. Now, how did you get into this Brian? Because I feel like, I mean, I did read a little bit about your bio. So I know that you grew up as a Star Wars Star Wars fans like Tom and I did. Yeah. We're probably all the same age. Yeah. We're exactly the same. Yeah. But we are. But was that the inspiration that you just loved pop culture, your reminiscent about your childhood? I'm looking at you right now, and I think you're sitting in your office at sorry, tell me the name of your company, they're in Burbank. The cell. And you've got all kinds of great illustrations behind you right now. I don't know what all that crazy stuff is, but it looks like you have fun, that you're a collector that you love, the childhood that you grew up with. And then you're sharing that, right? With all these different projects. But how did that come about for you? And why it's kind of a niche that you really hit, right? Yeah, I mean, I've had and I read a lot of books about Hollywood, so I can say this not just from my own experience, but from reading a lot of books about the business. I have had a very unusual career. Basically, and I've yet to get this under a minute, but hopefully I can keep it under 90 seconds. Came out here, didn't know anybody, usual cliches. I started assisting a talent manager who only represented comedians, I eventually became a manager and then I also only represented comedians, one of the people I signed, who literally couldn't sell 50 tickets the day I signed them, ended up becoming one of the biggest comedians who ever lived. And Kevin Hart.
The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"volk" Discussed on The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"It's gonna be a great Christmas. I could feel it already. Tonight, we gotta get into this because I know we're both excited to talk to our guests and we're gonna let him go through all the credits. So we don't mess it up, but this is Brian bulk Weiss. Hello, Brian. Brian. Thank you for having me. Thank you, thank you. Listeners. I could say some of them because Tom, I did some research, actually. So oh, nice instead of just flying in on a seat in my butt here. But he has the director producer. This is one of the main things we're going to be talking about of icons on earth. Icons on earth is a series that is that he directed and produced with his company. And this particular one because we're an animation podcast. We got to get into it is about The Simpsons. He's also done one before that on Star Wars. He's done a ton of the different shows that you love from Netflix Tom. This is the stuff that we were just talking about. Not only is he a big Star Wars fan and into pop culture, but he created a lot of the shows that we love that showcase pop culture items. The toys that made us great Netflix series on Netflix, I watched it all the time. Before that, I think it was before that are the movies that made us. I watched that whole story. But we're going to find out Brian, which one, which one came first? Definitely toys. If you want to go ahead. Yeah. So toys that made us, I only, by the way, I only started talking about this about three months ago. It's always weird how you keep a secret and then one day you're like, why not? I'll tell everybody. Why am I giving this secret, right? But toys that made us after season two was actually canceled. And for the first and only time in my career, about 6 months later, not only did they un cancel it, but they asked me to come in and pitch a spin off. The reason they canceled it and un canceled it is for whatever reason and we, of course, have theories, but our shows tend to not do huge that first weekend. So basically the Netflix algorithm took our performance and said, this sucks don't make more. Literally about 6 months later, the algorithm was like, hey people, we messed up. You should make more. That's literally what happened. I'm going to give you numbers. You're going to think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. We spent over a hundred hours making a sales tape and a deck for a show called the games that made us. Oh. Yeah. The day before the meeting, and I don't know what came over me to do this. I have no memory of it.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Reveals the Effects of Musk Derangement Syndrome
"Let's turn to mister Elon Musk because he is causing the left to have a freak out. And it's a little bit interesting to think about why. Is it because, well, one thought it occurred to me yesterday and that is that Elon Musk has been really focused. He's freeing speech on the one side, but he goes, I'm really going to crack down on Twitter on pedophiles on pedophiles. And this too has freaked out the left. It's kind of interesting to see. I mean, is it because there's a substantial fraction of pedophiles in the cultural left as Elon Musk kind of nuking a wing of the left that doesn't, you know, they can't openly say, well, we're pedophiles. So what they do is they pretend I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be leaving Twitter on principle. It could be a secret reason for the leftist freak out. Here's Alyssa Milano, who, by the way, used to be a huge Elon Musk fan. I have found it fascinating. You're a couple of Milano tweets. I'm in awe of Elon Musk. And then she goes on to thanks Elon Musk and Tesla. Elon Musk you're amazing. She says that she could have dinner with four people. She picked Jesus Roberto Clemente John Lennon and Elon Musk. And then more recently, here's Alyssa Milano. I gave back my Tesla. I bought the Volkswagen. I love it. Now, what's so weird about this is first of all, she's turned on Musk. Why? Because evidently he's for free speech. That alone is enough to set her off. Number two, she buys, let's call it the Nazi car. Why? Because Vogue, if you want to talk about history, Volkswagen was started under the Nazi regime, it's in fact the word volk is a very fascist term volk means, of course, people and the Nazis who were socialists talked about the people's car, Volkswagen, the wagon of the people. So here's a list of Milana while she doesn't really know about her, but nevertheless, part of she has MDS Musk the arrangements syndrome.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Author Andrew Klavan and Eric Discuss 'The Truth and the Beauty'
"Volks welcome back, I'm talking to Andrew clavin. Do you understand? I'm talking to Andrew clavin, he's written a book called the truth and beauty. It's an amazing book. It is at least brilliant, at least, brilliant. And it was just wonderful to read Andrew, I want to say, congratulations on really having the guts to write this book because I can see how a lot of editors or publishers would try to steer you in different directions. And you, obviously, said to them, shut up. Here's the book. And I'm so glad I'm so glad you did. There's only one editor that I could think of. When I finished it and I put it, as you know, I put a lot of work into it, I thought gee, if this one editor turns this down, I simply don't know where else where else I'll go. So Webster Joanne sees now the publisher of zander van, but he was my editor on my memoir, and he took it instantly. I'm not surprised. He would be the one that I would suggest and God bless him for doing that. Because this is an important book, and I think that, as I said, the level of writing what you get into, what really delighted me, as I mentioned this earlier, how you bring to life figures that I didn't really think of biographically. I mean, somebody mentions coleridge, okay, I've heard of the rhyme of the ancient Mariner. You mentioned keats, you mentioned it. These are figures that I had not really come to appreciate as human beings, just as these names behind poems.
Messages & Methods: Livecast Life 2.0
"volk" Discussed on Messages & Methods: Livecast Life 2.0
"So so big. Shot out for cheryl so talk about friday a little bit. Let me go to the amazon store. So i can get those course. We spoke spoke with. Laura ivy from edison research and i was excited to get to talk with her because we have used that research to To share with our audience about why you should be podcasting in that. Research has supports our arguments. That you know there's great growth going on in podcasting right now so. It's a really good place to be. Melanie hirschhorn i actually met through a An online mastermind that was sponsored by exhibit Dj heck is one of our clients. Put that on back in august and melanie was one of the speakers and she talked about email using email for your marketing. And that's The the panel. That she was on. She talked more about that. Jennifer longworth is the woman that provided The reprise that. I want at bingo. The maker's mark in the kentucky bourbon chocolates and. She talked about her experience. Several of these women started off in radio which i found interesting That they went from radio to podcasting the usual. Some of them have got laid off or lost their job in some way from radio and they still wanted to continue to do that type of work so they started their own podcast. And then we have Adrian bandra volk and a. Toby had talked to her. Brought her on That day i think Handed her a card and said you know come interview with us and scheduled her on friday..
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"volk" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"I have question was it may. Maybe there was a reason for this. But it was the omission of the mel brooks connection to the tower of terror ride. Yes when asked about that a lot so if it's something that you can't talk about i can tell you it's easy. It's not verifiable really. Yeah that was one of the most interesting things by the way about making the show a lot of the stories. We grew up on like that are either not true at all whole cloth. Or it's rush. Amman where everybody has a different point of view on it. We dug into that so deep. We talk to people on his team. No one remembers anything and even people told us. It's not true. Oh my gosh. Yes so just where people listening. Who don't know there's a story which sounds like it might be apocryphal. Which is that disney wanted to do. A deal with mel brooks design a ride. That was sort of like a mel brooks making a movie making ride. They wanted to be funny and and and so they tried and tried and tried and they could never really agree on anything and then he kind of through. I don't know if he's suggested twilight zone or he sort of throughout like oh elevator. Have it be an elevator ride and so that it ultimately the idea spun off of something that he. But i could. Also i mean i also ask son max if he remembers we we as far as we can tell there were meetings. That disgust an attraction. We found no proof and everybody we asked had no memory of those meetings in any way shape or four being connected to twilight zone the show or what would become the tower of town. Oh my god is our version of the baron. Stain bears bernstein bears like no. I remember it as this. No her roberta's this that's really fascinating. I'm so glad..
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"volk" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"It's like now it's really kind of like the ip park which is great. Because i think i think I loved the california screaming coaster. However the incredib- coaster is a great skin for that ride. And it really did up the experience of the ride. You've fucked when you're going through the thing like this. It's a great escape. And i mean that's a microcosm to why that company is that company like they don't give up. Everybody forgets this between snow. White coming out and being a monster hit and dumbo coming out. Which was like like almost an abandoned project. Every movie inbetween bombs barbie bambi bombed cinderella bombed think. I knew that they bombed hard. Oh my god. Gumbo saved the company. Now i knew that. So that's what disney does and it started with. Walt where walt. Just he just never gave up. Everything was about efficiency. And he's like. I don't care if that movie bombed. It's a great movie. Send it out again and then they just kept doing that until it worked. When you when you go to the park. Do you have a order of rides that you do now. Well i do. And i don't i don't but i usually defer to whoever i'm with because i've been there so many times i wanted to be their path not mine. We always do pirates. I because i feel like it is to me the yoho yoho pirates for me song is immediately. Immersive you're out of the sun. It's a dark ride. The you the smell of it. They're going by the blue by you like all of it then. We do mansion second. 'cause we always try to end with a lot of times. Try to end with mansion. So we get to do it twice and arrive. We discovered that. I didn't even realize was there. My wife was like what's back. Over in that corner is the winnie. The pooh ride. Which is a fucking amazing. Like drug trip of a ride..
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"volk" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"Yeah we shot there for five days. Yeah that that was very interesting creative choice. They made it works. I mean obviously wouldn't still be there if it wasn't popular and it's extremely popular. But i i've never heard anybody else. Say the indiana ride in. Disneyland is their favorite ride. But i i don't understand why like it's mind boggling. They spent a hundred thirty million dollars in the mid nineties. I'm not even galaxy's edge even rise of the resistance which is obviously mind boggling. The feeling you get on that indiana jones when you're on the track doing that hairpin curves right before you go into the tunnel where the darts cup. Yeah there's i've never experienced anything like that in my life on any at ride at any park anywhere. The andy reid of disneyland is one of our favorite rides to in it in it. It is a nonstop. There's only there's one part of the ride that i don't fully understand and i always make fun of. Which is i imagine. it's a harrison ford sound alike in the in the ride right. Yes so you come around the corner. There's at giant steak. Now it in a jones is as we know gatley afraid of snakes there his least favorite thing in the world however when you get to that part of the ride all goes snakes. You guys are on your own. What did did anyone not see. Raiders lost ark or any of the up bills or he's with this literally is the most afraid of and he's just like almost sounds like with the snakes..
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"volk" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"This episode is brian volk weiss who is an amazing producer. Super nice guy mega nerd of the best order. Brian has produced so many stand up comedy specials for so many comedians that you know and love and also he is responsible for phenomenal series two on net flicks one being the toy the toys that made us and then the movies that made us which highly recommend it particularly the movies that made us has some incredible episodes about a home alone. Die hard and ghostbusters. Which i learned stuff watching that that i didn't know before. But they're just masterfully..
Mom And ... Podcast
"volk" Discussed on Mom And ... Podcast
"To help you build your strategy similar to the way bill mine. That's it. i love that. So much as someone who's been largely out of the workforce. I've worked but i haven't really gone out there and looked for a job in the traditional way in a while. I'm so overwhelmed by how different things are. The last time. I sent out volk resumes. They were on paper folded in a letter sized envelope with a stamp. And since then i have found my jobs. I've been very fortunate to find them through word of mouth and have changed things without having to go through that whole search. But i know that at any time i could have to go through that and i don't know how to do it and i'm so glad to know you exist. I know thank you change in lives. I married really well. We all need seats at the table. Right that is how we're going to change our country. Make it a better. So i'm gonna use a nerd reference. A love story. One of my favorite phrases is always. We're praying for star trek but preparing for sky net right so but we know the machines. Overeating time crash. And so in order for us to get to that star trek rabat ideal country that we wanna be. We need as many diverse individuals at the table as possible. And so i'm just trying to find the pocket of individuals who need the most support and help give them the tools that they need so that they can succeed and get after table in some cases. If they can't get to the table they needed for can build their own. You know don't have always see ourselves as someone else's table sometimes we build our own and bring our own community and try to that table. Multiple tables is what it's gonna take to change our country the environment the politics the health and wellness education in the financial structure of our country. So i'm doing my part. I will never run for office. I cuss way too much of the f. word so you'll never see running but.
All Things Considered
Researchers recover 1-million-year-old mammoth DNA
"You would think after being extinct for thousands of years, mammoths would have no more surprises. Well, the world's oldest DNA's samples say otherwise, to mammoth molars pulled from the permafrost in north eastern Siberia contained didna dating back to more than a million years ago. It's a big leap backwards in time that that's which was Luca Dillon is at the center for Paleo Genetics in Stockholm. And he says this mammoth DNI is twice as old as the previous record holder, which came from an ancient horse Now sequencing million year old knee like this was impossible. Just a few years ago samples that old were just too small to work with. Now researchers can see incredibly small samples, but it's challenging to put them together. Tom Vander Vault also works with the center for Paleo Genetics. Imagine if you're Edna is fragment that into literally millions of tiny pieces. It is a painstaking puzzle. Well, it's not only one parcel, it's actually multiple. Purcell's so imagine. You know, you have one parcel for the malice genome. But then you have another passage for the whole bacterial content of the examples. You have another possible for the human Dina for the paleontologists and us in the lab. Once they had finished sorting out the mammoth bits. The DNI gave the scientists a unique window into mammoth evolution. Delenn says the standard view holds there was only one mammoth species in Siberia a couple million years ago. What we find now is that actually we found two different lineages. We can't really say they're different species, but they're clearly two different genetic types of malice so that that came as a complete surprise to us. The ancient DNI. A also gives clues the origins of the Columbian mammoth, which lived in North and Central America. Here's Tom Vander Volk again Good kind of show that this Colombian moment is a hybrid species between two off the genetic lineages. So one is the new general image that we found in this paper. And the other is the willing mama genetic limits, So to say their work appears today in the journal Nature. Alfred Rocca of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne wasn't involved in the work, but wrote on accompanying editorial. It's an absolutely amazing discovery. It takes back field of ancient DNAs to Twice is far in geological time as before, and that genetic puzzling unlocks the possibility. He says that we may soon find more evolutionary play by plays hiding in super
All Things Considered
In a mammoth's molar, scientists get a glimpse of evolution in action
"Would have no more surprises. Well, the world's oldest DNA's samples say otherwise, to mammoth molars pulled from the permafrost in north eastern Siberia contained didna dating back to more than a million years ago. It's a big leap backwards in time that that's which was Luca Dillon is at the center for Paleo Genetics in Stockholm. And he says this mammoth DNI is twice as old as the previous record holder, which came from an ancient horse now sequencing million year old knee like this was impossible just a few years ago samples that old were just too small to work with. Now, researchers can see incredibly small samples, but it's challenging to put them together. Tom Vander Vault also works with the center for Paleo Genetics. Imagine if you're Edna is fragment that into literally millions of tiny pieces. It is a painstaking puzzle. It's not only one parcel, it's actually multiple parcels. So imagine you know you have one parcel for the malice genome. But then you have another parcel for the whole bacterial content of the examples. You have another possible for the human Dina for the paleontologists and us in the lab. Once they had finished sorting out the mammoth bits. The DNI gave the scientists a unique window into mammoth evolution. Delenn says the standard view holds there was only one mammoth species in Siberia a couple million years ago. What we find now is that actually we found two different lineages. We can't really say there are different species, but they're clearly two different genetic types of malice so that that came as a complete surprise to us. The ancient DNI. A also gives clues the origins of the Columbian mammoth, which lived in North and Central America. Here's Tom Vander Volk again Good kind of show that this Columbia moment is a hybrid species between two off the genetic lineages. So one is the new general image that we found in this paper. And the other is the Willie Mama genetic limit, So to say their work appears today in the journal Nature. Alfred Rocca of the University of Illinois at Havana. Champagne wasn't involved in the work, but wrote on accompanying editorial. It's an absolutely amazing discovery. It takes back the field of ancient DNA's a Twice a Zafar in geological time as before, and that genetic puzzling unlocks the possibility. He says that we may soon find more evolutionary play by plays hiding in super Old DKNY.
Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
Interview with Amir Khan
"Dot Com. Thank you so much for for coming on the show. Georgina. Thank you for having me on. Now this is a fascinating book because it's also about your life and the human connections and you speak about the impact, the Sir, your gp Dr George had on your family growing up how important was he a role model for you in your career? Dodger George was was like a really big part of our family life ready because my mom, my mom holds doctors in really high regard. From a working customary, my mom worked away at from a cleaner to a social worker. My Dad was a bus driver and so doctors were really revered. Dr George will issue with the lady she was fear degeorge and. She she was just like the pinnacle of everything my. Doctor should be she. She knew is really well, she knew individually, she asked about those when we went to see her, she's got other family members that nick without really kind of old fashioned family. That we all kind of dream of having which is really hard to kind of get. But. But you know it was really important and I I really I remember really clearly when when Dr George Retired and she had a bit of a tea party in the waiting room. which which again, we never do that now. Kind of infection control Pepsi's but but she had she had a tea party patients mom will have wedding sorry to it was such a big deal and. I remember getting dressed up putting going to erase accuse US really sad but really excited to be invited to this. You know it was that kind of movement that I thought. Wow you know don't just can have a real impact on people's lives particularly cheap please we don't often hear about that side from from General Practitioner we a lot of the drama we imagine happens in hospital and a lot of impact league we imagine happens in hospital, but so much can happen in general position in the community. Absolutely. It's an completely integral part of our day. To Day life is not by my mother was a doctor and she was talking about how things had changed. She was a doctor for fifty years and she said one thing she really noticed now is that that people never touched you she says her main job as GP was to lay her hands on people and for people to feel that contact and cheap felt when she was a patient in her later years that just never really happened. No. No I trained GP's as well at she. I G P now full for over ten years have been adopted for. Sixty years I think now and you know you have to gauge the situation. It's not. We don't touch people complete know if if there's an elderly lady, an elderly person, you're a child. Gentle handle may have this is always you knew appropriate as needed. We go to be very careful of course, and I were give advice to my GP trainees but you're absolutely right things have have changed and there's a lot of pressure on GP's now not just through the volume of demand also the volks ticking exercise and when when it's just the doctor and the patient when it's just me and my patient in the room that coal pot of general hasn't changed in all the years that it's been around but it's everything else around not not puts pressure on that situation and can take away from those nuances are so important. Now you'll book the doctor will see now follows your fifteen years working as a GP from rookie to becoming a partner in one of the busiest surgeries it tell me about the surgery and and you're working. Patton, there, I mean, presumably the numbers are pretty overwhelming. Yes. So so it is the Biz in in inner city Bradford and we have a very kind of multicultural patient base, which is, which is brilliant. It's why I wanted to work. we have twenty, five, thousand patients registered our our our practice is incredibly jaws can. Before then there's always a big cured stations has a big rush on the phones when when the phone lines open and with admits, Yoyo Clinic lists will be full than extras will be added on because patients need to be seen, and so from the moment you get it and it doesn't matter how you getting nearly bad and I get in very early about seven quarter seven the minute you get working flat-out right through to the end of the day. But you I say all of this in my book, the kind of things that that really helps you keep you going mongst pressure is is your colleagues. Michael. Just amazing. I. Asked I went with some of the best GP's and I. Them every day the best nurses again, I learn from them as well and it makes a big difference in friends outside of work and I think that's really helped me because he is so much about GP's bailing out healthcare professionals bidding out and I think that would be a real risk if I didn't have the support of my colleagues in the friendships of my of my colleagues and so that makes a big difference for me,
Threat modeling: Breaking the design with pen, paper, and creativity
"What will your students learn with threat modeling study path? Well, it makes a give him an overview and I'll say. You know, why would you WANNA know trump model Ryan, and then I go into a number of different frameworks because I don't think people utilize the firms that are out there a lot of open source frameworks that are very good. That gives you an overall idea. There are so few almost taxonomy. He's calling frank because they're thinking you very good idea of what you can look for a second year. If you're a writer and you sit down, go to write a piece of paper and let's say you're going to write a novel. And you don't start got a blank piece of paper there. Right. A lot of times they do these days, they could keep you kickstart. And they said, well, you know. A right you know he's walking over the billowing winters prompt. Yeah, it gave you props and so these frameworks prostitute, they allow the security personnel, the non security person to kick, start those ideas, and I train the people dropped the different courses. I tell them okay. Here the frameworks and here the interational between the firms. I don't think enough. You do that enough out there. Don't say I've got from exit firmer Y, how do they relate to each other and I get the students to do that on their on their own? So they understand what the different relations are. And then once they get that the key turns in clicks. I can't. Now I can start mapping these firms between each other, and it's a very powerful way to go about using against affect as infrastructure security, network security of cloud security. The whole smash because it gets his whole relation between knees and they could use all of them. Of. Course RTM, which is rapid prototyping. Okay. Shameless plug. Sure. Can You? Can you sort of walk? Walk us through kind of a sample like like. Modeling session like what like you said, you've got, you've got these sort of these templates and so forth. But people who are because we have people who might be hearing the words threat modeling for the first time here. So I guess, give us a quick ramp up here of like what what, what, what you're doing with this kind of thing. Only, as he is way to penetrate penetration testing in a very cheap way, possible. Normally penetration testing as you get into actual code base taking there and you destroy stuff and you go back and say, hey, broke your coat. Go all knowing they pay a lot of money to fix the code there. What if I told you that trump mornings too cheaply? or I hand over designed to you and I say break the design thinking mad camphor cad or he built the cars in three dimension. Their match Fi said to you you burgess is on and you break it. So that's great. You cost me time of one person might architect. Architect goes back he or she the changes in design you go back you break it again, we do this back and forth it way until you come to designed disagree with, we say look now we've got our our mitigations in place and then we baked those medications into coat Now, you no longer have a flawed design because flaws, verses, bugs, a flaw. design needs it no matter how good you are. You always come flawed code. Designed perfectly is like baking a cake without proper rising lower. Whereas whereas a bug needs you lipid. You. Answer. He said I'm going to pick a cake, and so I said, why don't you? Tell that. I don't want to be flower this. Yeah, okay you're. You'RE GONNA come out with a bad cage, but you're your. Implementation, issue. Science she. Yes. Exactly, exactly Allen. So so in that case, right there throttling goes after the design, and after the the actual flaws as opposed, the station issues is this something. That's is something that's happening. Kind of more before the system is in place, then you're sort of. You're looking at the system before it's even launched. So that's that's so it's not so much. It's not just that you're not breaking the system of penetration testing. It's that you're you're bulletproof. before begins. Exactly. Okay. He thought of another way like if. We wanted credit a bank building and we said, okay, five, we don't know much about it. So we created thank building and we create a transom window that's open to volks, and we say, no, it's going to get into the volt area. So we're not going to lock it. So it goes into the TRANSOM window. It's in the volt steals money you and I have a lot of economic faces. Why ready to penetration tests? That's the sign. Yes, and we didn't say like look there's a transit down there. Why is that there? I don't know. Jeff money down there. Okay. Yeah. That kind of thing. So. Contact, yeah?
Designing human-like voice bots for IVR with Einav Itamar
"For those who? have. Never. Come across Volk. It is is A. Platform describe as a platform technology enables you to. Automate in coming calls into the in the Houston. conversationally, I. You describe. It. Wa. You're automating. Both incoming and outbound calls using the I. We also providing solutions for Omni Channel. On top of feats, you know many auto companies. The are Chad with companies are trying to into the space of voice. But then the extent that you get these, you know naturally suitable because voice is much more complex than I'm your shed, but we went the other way around I created. A solution that is good for contact center. Now, we're also studying to provide the solution channels and to provide also on me across channels solutions. Across. Messaging Chats websites in-app in many other channels, swell. Rhonda's this because eventually customers today expect to get the best service across the channels to get it also to be consistent and fluent. so you're talking. On about trade-offs, contacts and trade offs, and how you kind of you develop the plow foam to try and counteract some of the. Can you elaborate a little bit on what kind of trade offs? You UTAH. Yeah, sure. So S I mentioned. I. Think Sense. There is such thing as customer service. There is always a trade off between. You know. The company's you know our clients at one to provide. Good. Customer experience, but Dan their cost. For providing customer experience and especially. When there is a your scaly. So as no telecommunication companies and banks as A. Growth in a number of customers, a number of agents, it becomes more and more challenging to keep the level of customer experiences still keep the cost same. Venture. Customers what we experienced when we are calling. Is. Experienced long waiting times. We experienced sometimes inexperienced agents or you know all short agents, we know maybe limited access to internal systems or. Out Maybe. So So. Then on the other hand when companies try to solve skill ability issues and use technologies like. Then again, they get. They throw their customers into amaze rights with the that is not great. Awesome experience, and then sometimes they try to. Come these using. Trying to divert customers the other channels that they're more scalable like email and chat, and so on. That eventually, still customers are still calling and again receipts during co-lead more and more again because if you want something and you now. You still need to call. So it's not one or the other, he needed to provide great customer experience across channels and I think that if chat was where like a trim two or three years ago. Now, it's clear that the voice is as important as jet and you need to provide again a solution across channels and. Make sure that you don't need voice s like. Sumptuous is. Completed to. Jets. It's interesting that you mentioned or what you mentioned earlier makes me think about how a lot of times customer service can actually be a differentiator. Sorts can be a competitive advantage for starting companies. In. The US you've got a handful of companies that are just like really known for good customer service like jet blue, a trader Joe's. Maybe, there is something that you as well. Cain any companies that Spring to mind. You're like, okay. I. Don't mind calling them. I think John Lewis Typically tend to have a pretty good customer service, but another one from the US is Tom's shoes. Of you've had this dog is where some very agents have spent like twenty thirty minutes on the call was among and something. I think any complaints they ended up just giving you a new pair of shoes in insulin, and then there's another one about flower. Flower. Company where? They, they missed delivery to someone's There was an important delivery wasn't birthday with something else and the Mr Delivery, the person foreign open ended up giving them free flowers not announced just free flowers everyone. Constantly after that. For Making one mistake. So it just shows how important is to have customer service because people like me who have nothing to do with it tells stories about. That's going to be really expensive if you're going to be willing to stay on the phone for hours with the human. So I guess Vocal Da da driven customer service help companies close that gap a little bit when it comes to that customer service advantage. I don't think they relate to that. you. You mentioned several companies that could. A similar experience. No. Before costs and for civil ones. Not just automated, but I will make sure that. The customer experience comes first. So this is our ideal customer. So for instance, American Express is also where known. In. you know in in their? Ability and willingness to invest quite a lot. In order to provide great experience. So when we met with them initially, they were very excited about us both from the ventures you need. innovation and business the different business units. So that got us into a place where they invested in as they are one of our. Trusted the Bucknell's and we are Again one example for. For Great Company that believes in US and knows the importance. So great customer experience and not just
The Healthcare Policy Podcast
Georgetown's Prof JoAnn Volk Discusses Health Care Sharing Ministries
"Joanne Lemme, ask to begin. What's generally the history? or how did these healthcare sharing ministries come about? Well, they've been around for decades, and they're generally for religious communities that opt not to have insurance instead to agree to share. One another's medical expenses think of like the Amish community, rallying around to rebuild a a barn after the. Fire similarly you know folks look to their community to to offset their healthcare costs rather than enroll in insurance in the ACA when they were crafting the individual mandate that said that everyone has insurance, unless you can show a good reason not to say about affordable or some other reasons, there was an exemption created for people who are in healthcare. Sharing mysteries so long as they were enrolled in one that made us specific definition that was in. DEPORTABLE CHARACTE! Okay thank you so these. Go back quite a long while they originally a religious affiliated. My understanding is less so today, and they really became more popular over the last few decades. In fact I'll just note here in my research. It's uncertain, but it appears that as many as a million Americans now hold. one of these plans. Let's go to specifics. Relative to what you're getting or how these health care sharing ministries work, so can you generally describe? These are how they work. Well so at their core. They are not insurance, so there is no guarantee that you will get payment for any of your health care costs if he were a member, but the way they are structured, members pay monthly. Share, it's called a share monthly fee to the healthcare sharing master to be a member and then you can submit as a member. He can submit your health care bills, and so long as they meet the requirements of healthcare sharing ministry, they may be shared with other members who will either directly send a check to you or send the check to the healthcare sharing ministry to redistribute to the members who need help offsetting healthcare costs. But the trick is that It. The though it's not insurance there a lot of features that look a lot like insurance to consumers that are shopping for coverage and frankly act a lot like insurance so. Where there's a deductible in your assurance plan. They call it unshareable amount where you have to pay out of pocket. You know two thousand dollars per medical event before you can submit something for sharing the monthly contribution is to find typically by age number of people in the household and enrolled in some cases. can be adjusted based on whether or not. You have a healthy lifestyle. Were had risk factors unhealthy lifestyle There's a very specific definition of what services can be covered. You know type Beatty's, but not type one prescription drugs only up to six months no pre existing conditions will be covered without a weight dollar limits on the benefits that. That can be covered, so there are a lot of aunts and many even refer to provider network, and with ramifications for going out of network. You have to get prior authorization. You'll pay more if you go out of network so there are a lot of features that look and act an awful lot like an insurance particularly for consumers when they're looking at these documents but importantly, and I would argue it's actually not so close to short-term plans, because at least they're in their many tricks do not pay, but there is some contract between the insurer and the enrolled that there's supposed to be payment for covered services. There is never a promise to pay healthcare sharing ministry. Even if your doctor says it's medically necessary, and what you've gotten for, care is within the definition of what should be covered. Okay, so they're? They're not insurance, and they don't guarantee payment yet. You pay various fees, something that resembles a premium deductibles, etc.. So, what's the attraction why? WHY WOULD PEOPLE! participate in one of these. Well this work. It's a bit murky and I think even more so with the repeal of the individual mandate penalty I think originally there were people and there still are people who sign up for these because they don't believe in insurance, they would rather not pay their money to an insurance company, or would rather not part of a plan that covers certain things that they find morally objectionable, so I should point out that they typically exclude coverage for mental health and substance use disorder. As I said pre existing conditions, prescription drugs for more than six months so not. It's not useful to people with chronic conditions But They, so they will not cover those conditions but for consumer it looks a lot like insurance, and so there's some will by the policy. Because they don't believe it should be covering. Maternity out of me outside of marriage or something that might consider the result of unhealthy living like excessive drinking or drug use but others I think now or buying it because they see it as a more affordable alternative to aca plan, and in some cases, there are brokers in websites that are presenting them as or affordable alternative to ACA. Plan so there. They think they're getting something akin to insurance, but for a whole lot less money.
Ukraine to investigate leaked tapes with ex-president, Biden
"The infamous story of Joe Biden's effort to force the firing of Ukraine's chief prosecutor in twenty sixteen is taking a new legal twists in Keever Kiev just as the former vice president is selling up his presidential nomination in America in Kiev last month District Court judge S. J. Volk ordered the country's law enforcement services to formally list the fire prosecutor Victor Shokan as a victim of an alleged crime by the former U. S. vice president Joe Biden according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by just the news the court has previously ordered the prosecutor general's office and the state bureau of investigation in February to investigate Shulkin's claims that he was fired in spring twenty sixteen under pressure from Biden because he was investigating very small holdings the court ruled that there is no adequate evidence to investigate his claims that Biden pressured the then president Petro Poroshenko including a threat to withhold a billion dollars in loan guarantees but when the law enforcement agencies open the probe they refused to name Byton as the alleged perpetrator of the crime instead listing the potential defendants as an unnamed American vocal row ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally named Joe Biden as the excuse as the accused
Jaguars trade former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to Chicago
"Let's get started with Adam schefter on this breaking news regarding former Super Bowl. Winning quarterback Nick foles like will be reunited with Matt Nagy on his way to Chicago. What can you tell us about? Details choosy moments ago the Jacksonville Jaguars in Chicago bears agreed on a trade that will send the bears compensatory fourth round. Pick the one hundred forty eighth overall selection to Jacksonville in return for Nick Volks. Who COMES INTO CHICAGO AND KNOWS THE COACHING STAFF? Where he worked with Matt Nagy in Philadelphia he worked with. He worked with John De Filippo in Philadelphia. He wrote with Bill Laser Philadelphia. And they believe that it's going to be a source of comfort for them to get that done and that will be a big move for the Chicago bears. They felt like they had to get a veteran. The Jaguar spoke to the colts about a trade for Nick foles. The colts decided to go with Philip Rivers. They talked to the bears. The bears get done. That trade at foals is owed a lot of money. What do you know right now about how they redo this deal to make it work for everyone? Well listen. They could sit down and restructure that contract and perhaps they do that but the deal just came down as we speak and so we're waiting to see
The VW Beetle: An Evil Origin Story
"Germany was looking for a true people's car literally translated as Volkswagen in one thousand nine hundred. Thirty one. One writer from DOS volks auto basically summed up the struggle for making people's those car perfectly quotes the van and be too heavy into expensive to produce the Hausa ill-suited in traffic an unstable in purpose but is needed is a car. Awed designed for the street offering maximum comfort but a minimum of luxury Ferdinand. Porsche realized this as well and at the age of fifty five decided to open a business himself an attempt to accomplish such a monumental task. He assembled a team of the best German. Speaking designers engineers an opened his own company in Stuttgart Germany while he didn't have much capital. He was globally known as an automotive genius so he was able to accomplish this with clouds alone own. GotTa have that clout. Yeah cloud is basically my number one currency. Yeah I think I can speak for everyone in this room. We wouldn't be where we are today without without our cloud for your appearance on two broke girls channel wouldn't exist. It does get a little though. 'cause I remember last week went to lunch and I covered you you and I was like hey. Can you hear me like thirteen dollars. Like I haven't paid for a meal since one thousand nine Hundred Ninety six on April Twenty Fifth Nineteen thirty one the company. I entered the official registry as the doctor Professor Porsche Company for the Assembly consultation and design of automobiles wheels and engines. We've wanted to call Dr Pepper but that's hardly taken. Ferdinand Porsche had made a name for himself in racing. The creation of a people's car was always a personal passion of his. It wasn't long until Porsche began drawing up designs for the first Volkswagen in nineteen thirty. He Won. He was commissioned by Private Motorcycle Company and began working on the project twelve motorcycle sales are going down and this company wanted to diversify hi there portfolio a little bit product. Twelve was the first project ever for Porsche. That was neither a small luxury wagon or a small racing car designs immediately we took on the familiar beetle-shaped and it was powered by five cylinder. One thousand. CC radial engine. That may twenty five horsepower. Radial engine like like like an airplane. Like an airplane yeah the first prototypes were road. Tested in nineteen thirty two. Despite the cars functionality the company that hired Porsche Chak cancelled the contract. As motorcycle. Sales had begin to pick up again in the entire endeavor just like they broke up with their long-term. Yeah way friend and Porsche was like finally you know we're going to get to be together and they're like. Oh Yeah Yeah. Yeah it's always been you then and turns out Dave's back. Oh cool no good for you guys so happy for you know all right so that whole thing was okay for Porsche the motorcycle manufacturer. Ns you another company immediately. swooped in to take their place at the time. Germany held the largest motorcycle market in the world but people wanted cars and Msu that they begin flirting with the idea of building true through automobiles it's crazy that Nebraska State University started out as a motorcycle manufacturer in Germany. It's incredible and then we can. It makes much more money in academia. This new project was dubbed project. Thirty two as it began in the year. Nineteen thirty two a pattern was beginning to form though and ns you started to stay purely in the motorcycle market and bailed on the project the factor. Ns you pulled out. Didn't hinder porsches spirits. It's though he seemed like a pretty a Kinda Guy Project thirty two had allowed him to alternate innovate his previous designs. Bring him one step closer to the future Volkswagen and he had been dreaming of and just a year and a half working for himself he already. He had already made more progress on designing his dream. People's car then he had made in the previous ten so overall he was pretty stoked meanwhile on February eleventh nineteen thirty three less than two weeks after coming to office Chancellor Adolf off Hitler did something no other German chancellor had ever done he attended the Berlin auto show. It was no accident that the theme of the show that year was the will to motorization cassation which now that read it aloud. Sounds very forboding and evil. Okay so Hitler had a plan quote. The motor vehicle has become come next to the airplane. One of humanity's most ingenious means of transportation the German nation can be proud and knowing is played a major part in the design and development of of this great instrument he immediately punctuated that remark by saying that Germany had fallen behind in the market. And now of course his time to fix it was actually at this auto show that one. Joseph Dan's appeared with his own prototype. Volkswagen the Standard Superior Ganz is especially unique in the story because his designs over the five years before the show helped influence both Ferdinand Porsche. And many others. With their attempted Volkswagen's Hitler himself expressed serious interest tryst in the prototype vehicle during the shell despite providing revolutionary designs contributed to all future. Volkswagen beetles just Ganz's name is almost completely absent from any history books. Due to his Jewish Heritage Ganz was arrested persecuted and forced to flee the country of Germany while his name was scrubbed from basically all records and was forbidden from being associated with the term Volkswagen altogether so porsche basically stole the design at the following auto show one year later. Hitler announced two major policies that would be enacted immediately. He called for the mass construction of roads and and highways as well as for car to be built that can finally be owned and driven by the common man quote. No country can be strong transportation as week to help push forward his dream of a mobilized Germany he promised tax relief for auto companies more money for racing more resources for motoring events less interference from state governments on the ownership ownership and production of cars. Course this was not just for the People's benefit but for militancy. Yes now this this is what kicked are like the. US's highway system into high gear to they're like. Oh we need to get you know missiles across the country chief we need to an arson. Attack on the Reichstag allowed Hitler to make a sweeping power grab. He officially made himself Germany's fuhrer he. Hurried hurried changes and transportation and pass the rash automotive law in the summer of nineteen thirty three removing German states of any responsibilities concerning the ownership and and production of automobiles and soon after the construction of the first autobahn began. So he's the site. I'm a dictator. Yeah Yeah it's like turns out. Yeah I'm king to again public support. The idea of national progress was tied directly to the innovation in transportation. It's hard to understand. Just how big the Autobahn project was. But the pure scale of road. Construction was unprecedented unprecedented at the time. Four thousand thirty four miles of road was planned for construction over the next seven years but like so many characteristics characteristics of the Nazi party it was the idea that mattered. Most the Nazi spoke with these roads. As M- court monuments in fact one announcement titled Not Roads But Works Works of art read quote. Nothing is to cramp or delay you in your swing from one horizon. To the other the highways will spark like stone an artfully rot. Ring ring the construction of these roads was essential for Nazis to gain the power. They wanted but they needed the public support behind. We'll be right back with more of this story. Okay but I learned from our sponsors. It should be obvious that the roads were really intended for an advantage during wartime but people were too busy Z.. To really think about that for a while Germany was actually looking really nice as long as he didn't look any deeper than the surface level. Surprisingly of all Hitler's rhetoric. The Volkswagen was the one that carmakers feared the most they all loved the idea of mass producing a car that literally everyone will want to buy or even better working with the governments to enforce the necessity to buy them after all who doesn't love being both supply and demand but they wanted the cars they mass-produced to be cheap like a three wheeled covered in motorcycle or something. Truly cheap manufacturers hated the idea of building a car just as good as the upper level cars for the price of an entry level car they wanted to make money and Hitler's Volkswagen plan left no room for people to even need to purchase high end models. Not only did they think selling a good car. So cheap was texting technologically logically impossible. They also feared the long term impact of direct government involvement in the automotive
This Day in History Class
The Discovery of Exoplanets
"To this day in history class where we uncover a a new layer of history every day. Today is January ninth twenty twenty. The day was January ninth nineteen ninety-two radio. Astronomers Earth Alexander Volks German and Dale Frail announced the discovery of two planets orbiting the pulsar P. S. R. B. Twelve fifty seven Plus twelve. It was the first confirmed discovery of EXO planets exoplanets our planets beyond our solar system people people have thought that there were planets around other stars for centuries but scientists did not have the tools to detect them and there was no way to know what extra solar systems systems looks like and whether there was life there astronomers in the nineteen. Th Century claimed that they've seen EXO planets but their observations were discredited is credited the first evidence of a possible exit planet orbiting a White Dwarf named Van Manen to was recorded in nineteen seventeen and in nineteen eighty eight scientists. I proposed the existence of the EXO planet gamma Ab but it was not confirmed to be in orbit around around the Star Gamma CPI until two thousand and two using the auto CBO observatory. Puerto Rico. Astronomers Volks Chin and frail searched for new pulsars and February of Nineteen Ninety voest discovered a pulsar in the constellation Virgo. That spun on this axis one hundred in sixty one times per second for rotation period of six point twenty two milliseconds. The pollstar was called. PS are twelve fifty seven plus twelve with ps are standing pulsating source of radio and the following numbers representing the pulsar's right ascension and degrees of declaration modern conventions prefix older pulsar names with the letter. B since before nineteen ninety-three pulsars were given names according to their positions the B nineteen fifty coordinate system. Now their given names based on their position in the J. Two thousand coordinate system but the pulsar had regularities. It's pulsating period. Vocation and frail discovered that there were at least two planets orbiting. Sr B twelve fifty seven plus twelve the the exoplanets were named PS are twelve fifty seven plus Twelve C and P. S. twelve fifty seven plus. Twelve D or poltergeist aced phobic tour respectively. Both are around four times as massive as earth. One has an orbital period of sixty six point five days days and the other ninety eight point two days because the exoplanets are constantly hit with radiation from the pulsar there orbiting they are rocky and cannot support. Port organic life on January Ninth Nineteen ninety-two Frail and bolster published a paper in the Journal. Nature announcing their discovery of the two exoplanets planet's two years later boasted and his colleague macy's Edge Kotecki discovered a third planet in this system it is less massive than earth and has an orbital orbital period of twenty five point three days the planet likely formed from matter ejected into space during the Supernova explosion that created the pulsar in one thousand nine hundred five. Michelle your and Dea Kahlo discovered the first known exoplanet orbiting star similar to the sign since nineteen eighteen ninety two thousands of EXO planets have been discovered most of them confirmed by NAFTA's Kepler space telescope using the transit method. The transit method that detects exoplanets by measuring the dimming of a star as an orbiting body passes between it and earth if the dimming happens at regular intervals in last a set amount of time. Then it's likely that a planet orbiting the star the intensity of dimming helps scientists determine the size ratio between the Star and the planet exoplanets have also been discovered using other indirect methods like the radial velocity method.
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Regulators Allege Christian-Based Health Care Provider Broke State, Federal Rules
"Nearly men. one million Americans rely on health care sharing ministries to cover their medical bills members of these Christian organizations typically chip in money every month with the expectation that they will be reimbursed when they treatment but multiple state regulators have accused one company of violating federal and state requirements. New Hampshire public. Radio's todd awed. Buckman reports on the efforts to rein in one of those companies spread out on. Keith means kitchen counter. There's a mess unpaid bills with very large numbers. Eleven one thousand eight hundred eighty six for looks like an anesthesiologist. The surgeon eighteen thousand eight fifty four hospital. Stay hundred and fifty two thousand fourteen dollars. Sixty nine cents. Mehan is forty nine years old. DIVORCED DAD living in Rochester New Hampshire his job as an international. Rice salesman doesn't provide health insurance so last year a broker sold them on a company called L. era that markets what's known as a healthcare sharing ministry. It's not traditional. Oh health insurance clearly not Which I've I've come to find out? Meeting signed up a few months later. He had back surgery he says Lira. An entity at contracts contracts with called Trinity healthshare assured him. The procedure didn't need preapproval but afterwards it declined to pay close to two hundred thousand dollars in medical bills contending. His back pain was a pre existing condition. I feel like I was sold a bad bill of goods. You know just I had no idea. After receiving a wave of complaints claims from customers like me in New Hampshire's insurance department issued a cease and desist order last month against a Lira and Trinity for selling what the State calls illegal health insurance points earlier this year regulators in Texas Colorado and Washington also took action against a lira. The company declined an interview request but in a statement L.. Era Forcefully denied the allegations and says it will appeal. The New Hampshire cease and desist order other healthcare sharing groups say Elliot's actions are harming the reputation of the broader industry these ministries have seen rapid growth in recent years in part because of their lower cost. The cost was typically a fraction typically. Well under half and usually closer to a third of what the cost of conventional insurance was. This is Fenton Gruen and New Hampshire contractor. Who's been a member of a ministry great since the early nineteen nineties? He says along with the savings. Many Christians are drawn to ministries because they don't cover abortion services and offer perks like like prayer hotlines for their members grew and says he supports regulators stepping in to stop a company like a Lira. If it's violating the law given the explosive of growth of health care sharing ministries. It's not surprising to me that somebody would try to cut in on that investigation by the Houston Chronicle earlier. This year noted that the CO founder under Valera previously served time in prison for Securities Fraud the company is facing a proposed class action lawsuit in Washington State for alleged deceptive practices. Joanne Wind Volk with Georgetown Center. On health insurance reforms says some consumers are drawn to ministries because of the belief that they'll be better taken care of there's a lot of frustration with insurance companies and some of the hoops. You have to go through to get beer. Healthcare bills paid. And it feels like it's just another hoop but at least it's with people that share my beliefs Keith. Me The guy with two two hundred thousand dollars in unpaid medical bills says he wishes he had done his homework on Lira. I'm not trying to skate on my responsibilities. Had I known that this was way it it was gonNA turn out. I would have suffered. I can endorse some pain both physical and mental. But I would've never gone through with the surgery. More pain may be on the way I mean. Says he's considering filing for bankruptcy
Help I Sexted My Boss
Help I'm Surrounded By Naked Posh Boys
"I'm more deal deal your more dire yes in my all my God we we have a producer on his feet here he's just shelter power was shot so ben is back from his holiday on his own shut so foul of his CIA and yeah the good one that's one of the best ones shall we have already started a a needs to stop all this I don't Santita them Tom Yes please I had been kicking around for smells like just monitor that been that's an I think that's on the turn anyway two just depending on punching smells like a pro sandwich sandwiches so I think one right who we tasting today to tell us to bonfire night phone finite finite finite it's fine I mean I prefer it to Halloween Halloween is Halloween has celtic origins is predominantly the American T. fast whereas at least bonfire night is a bit of historical clout to it because of the boom fine this time of year is a young challenge the best isn't it CALC- phone plays it was very important test for my mother because the the local council have agreed to build four hundred and fifty houses in the fields opposite talk family house and everybody said Oh the bloody who oh I feel for the about every been knocking on every door around yours get petitions going on yes him over that with a white long gloves darling Washington Cold Sarah Good Sarah from thirty two and so Sarah from I love that that you think we live in a house that has a number oh well she cows go oh yeah just give out the address darling it's just Hanson manner I can and do the best Williams Darling and Saturday from hunts and monitor I'm so sorry to knock on your door like common but I've I've heard that building four hundred yes stalling four hundred and fifty houses across the field from US would you like to sign my petition and please Dahlan can have a stiff if one I need a drink it's only August ten right so let's move on j James Williams President listened to the podcast I'm sorry I'm jokin actually caught wait to meet you wound up meeting team and I can't believe I've known that you moment that what does that says a lot about our friendship you keep me hidden away I'm like a secret boyfriend audio moving even know about me so if you want to help with something you can take y you can send your towns of trepidation to help my don't come rude you you can send out I can't believe they do know view do they I've never met them I don't right now on the edges I just worry what you'll say yeah but don't let what you say on might yeah but don't forget like when when we do the podcast I play update wind you all the time like you really don't really are like this in fact this is a sanitized tossed as I went to tell you I went to a little bit longer than what Williams like where have you been sorry I dropped the kids off also and you'll say that to my parents because you'll think hilarious and that you see you find it funny Sara sorry I just dropped kids off in downstairs downstairs Lou they don't tell you about two piston not trump darling come to notice darling trump trump darling get your mother never drank it's ten o'clock in the morning darling I WanNa meet my they love you because you brought them to show I talked about y'all tax darling it's so nice to meet you Jordan tally me whereabouts in the country are you from darling okay how's your week pinch has been really good actually I've been back home back home that's nice he's just a really good time your parents have moved yeah like you know just check the handgun yeah got stuff to do okay okay good didn't you get recognized on the train when you come back up North Oh yeah is in a peculiar way I'm GonNa say well it would have to be peculiar recognized you yeah it was really because I also think with with radio presenters when you recognize radio presenters mean I would say probably two thirds of the people that listen to you don't know what you line thank because radio yeah you have to actually have gone onto the website or follows you on a social media platform to no you look like and that third is automatically clean wit so for us to be recognized you all being recognized generally by Weirdos some of us that do t television it's relevant feel like we've changed as a sous he's got on always talk about Al how great career anymore officer this anyway but yes you got nine right first of all it's very what you said and when people see me for the first time they say they expect me to look like Ashley from Konate History got from this England fat really skinny and Ginger it was really weird so on the train speaking this lovely go and when you say go what she was sixteen sorry a lovely lady called Hannah she was titled Lady She's Lady Offer Oh I if I was next to a woman on the pitching train who had a dog with a call the dog the dog was called Noman is he sir Norman Norman Norman the dog she's actually a lovely lady she really nice and we were just chatting away about less than our intelligence I was reading reading my book and she was ready Tonight Volk and she said Oh you're at just look after Norman I said yeah sure and I looked hope on this pogo she'd gone a shade of white she was Paler than you you want to talk she looked like a ghost and I've seen it goes before a gay ghost ghost like k. and she she was shade of uh-huh set your eyes feel really sick and she can't travel quits but it was really busy we facing backwards well why did she sit there because there's Nova seats it's available okay so I had I went to shop and bought a bottle of water and it got some very kind of you got some keep the receipt bloody two pound hound up those balls of war and and you know those paper bikes they wanted you to six six hundred pounds overdrawn all those paper bags that they put you yes in the shop so it's not that and she started being in sick no given the wall and I should be sick she was like Avon's watching and I was like your eye she turns me mouth went oh my God he's your baby Oh yeah that's me yes you do lou itself as I after you've been sake yeah but it's not the first time I've been recognized that waist really yeah just before on weird look weird just before started working on said radio station England then how can how can I explain why I know this story I think you're about to say I had to go for a routine checkup a routine gene check hope and this specialist right east straight out Younis is not much older than me and I got that will make you could smalto he could tell you a nervous fellow bill so I'm talking to him I don't like making the most awkward small talk about the weather about the cycling in all this kind of thing that he says right in its papillon occur and I'm gonNA give you a prostate exam I said yeah that's fine totally fine he said just get you down to your knees and putting as t- chest I am that Canadian behind in the global literally like a fulfilled in this league and he's finger we still talk about impeaching cycling in the weekend all would smalto opens boom shake soon as he sticks his finger up it goes I agent radio at the weekend I went the joke an air lock down that these days I capability he's having a full on chat with me about radio one career while he's fingering me ours so what does the girl on the train it's the BBC and if you do guys have any problems get yourself checked out I was at the doctors over the summer and everything was fine it was I remember I was there and I I thought I was being recognized derived checked in went to the to the Lou and came out in this young ish guy came up to me uh-huh and when excuse me you will and I only here we go properly poku snow like one of ours and puff chess down yes yeah you've been cold because how dare he can try my name did I tell tell you what else told about me when is it not rocket fan dot com with my face on the bag yes basically at a car was examined local the name on the side of the car and it was in the gym anatomy I'd phones in this gill short do you work for them off off the I'm sweating me now you've left you break because rolling down literally finish Mr Foe Watson yourself you all have you ever had prostate takes them not sufficiently speaking of doctors and is it ever okay 'cause I do this all the time and way moves is that what okay to rip the pages of my no is out without permission mission of the of the receptionist thing I always say stuff magazine's knitting patterns I'm starting to mood board Oh I'm buying a house in the New Year are oh you why have you and I'm I'm talking about this later I'm starting a mood board for like I did some some medical and my interior on a sofa magazines ripped out a written out really loud noise and everybody waiting room we're looking the council Christmas with that I was going what was was the page it really inspiring a cellphone off from DFS the fabric leather fabric it was my skin like scandi style right yeah this woman Game Eagles giving me looks like a lot well so we all thanks thanks Linda Balka so anyway how how's your week been it's all about me Joe Weeping yes fine I guess what I went and so for the fourteenth time we've just been told you don't need to keep this bit long so he's going to be guess what I saw for the fourth time Mary pissing poppins Yes yes I am I was having a very bad day last week and I wasn't planning to see it and I was in town and walk past the print side with hr and I walked into space you happen to have any Stacy's returns and they said no but come back in a few hours we might do so I did and and and they did they had one so I bought it it's cheap and not telling you so not any and it it was it was in the stools let's put it that way and that's you know the Labor bitch about the seat I mean there could but it was pretty good and I found myself sitting next to Mary poppins mother this was the mother of the actress playing Mary poppins when I saw it the week before on its opening I have noticed that Mary during two scenes drinks tea from a teacup and had been holding a teacup with little finger extended which we don't do is we Do because as I think I have explained on this podcast before can you remember it's because they used to do it in the fridge olden days what was it the Court of Louis Fourteen fifteen sixteen and it meant that you had the club if you get drunk you take a little pinky oh P- yeah it was a code for saying I've got the KLOPP up you've got the club yeah we can have into 'cause well yeah you it was not polite to sleep someone without letting them know that you had syphilis so you put your little finger out when drinking tea at court of an evening the other school of thought because that particular strain of syphilis was so strong at the time it made your joints stiffen up so you physically couldn't wrap your fingers round so either way gets it's syphilis related so I was having chat with easy Stalin's mother and during the interval and we were chatting about one or two things and she said Oh some of the costs went shore if they they should be saying mammal mom and I said Oh it's definitely Ma'am and she don't we do not get things rights and at that point I thought well here is my opportunity Yep so I said I just point point one other thing out could you pass this along I don't think we want to syphilis Mary and I think we probably want the little finger touch and I explained to her and she was she was made all the right noises so very interesting when I go and see it next week to see if that fingers touching how can you go and see a show so I honestly got gingy visit stress how obsessed this Mondays
The Final Furlong Podcast
Fabulous Fabre Breaks Enable's Heart: Paris Longchamp Review
"Before we get the analysis from everybody just listen back to the dulcet tones of the commentator as enabled bid for history only to be stopped by the French lock detailed and magic come comfortably through guy off his folded look at enable he's chasing magical doubt success in Japan under pressure on the near side and hey goes frank healed enable but salts acids matching strides with Japan on the nearside vowed coast behind those people now goes by a couple of links vowed guys on the near side as Paul Success it's a naval in Frankie dettori flout guys to get him down and they both felt geist telcos comes filed guys it didn't win it from a Naval Second Sought Saas Win Kim bean this is going to be history in the making too all of a sudden heartbreak and yet at the same time a huge admiration for VOLCIC's we'll deal with him first of all because to the winner goes the spoils Jane the spring that was plugging the audio from air to ensure that there would be no interference to the throw things you get on the back of a door that you notice three things clearly it works brilliantly macbook macbook any way to be fair he is a very high class group one horse it did look though able was about to win he's stayed on very very strongly to get there he was an unlucky fourth in the race last year Jane being there watching it what was the experience like what it was like leaving the balloon there was an Arabian race just before the Ark and we decided we would stay we would watch that race from the stands report for a solid Turkey five minutes so we could hold our positions for the are and when we went to a at even at that stage to find a cease was it was a difficult thing you know everybody was trying to get vantage point as best they code and everybody was in team because you could feel even when she paraded pre ace like the the crowd erupted into applause when when she walked out in front of the sand it was like being I've never been at Wimbledon Serena Williams laser federal or one of the that's what it felt like and it was smoke we have to talk with winner I I think the tactics of the race for fascinating if you want backlog geist was hired off the Brighton for the first four furlongs race which really reflects the pace that was on Frankie you see usually there is pace on in an arc but it's usually set by pacemakers and you can comfortably live pacemaker off flavor six lengths because you're you know you're you're thinking they're going to come back for when you have a heartache magical whatever the magic going forward you cannot afford give her silence so I think Frankie was was aware of that and he sat closer to the pace on on a hot pace than he probably would ideally do he turned in and he did exactly what he did last year Vagelos at this stage is after you know getting a chance to find these fees and unable cakes eighteen hundred meters is also a furlong Hafthoz Frankie goes for home remembering no I don't think any winter came up the ray all day it was extremely testing ground heavy ground and she just the last fifty yard started to swim and that's where guys outstayed her essentially outstayed her he's a bottle hardened Asahara Sandra five does not persevere with horses into their five-year-old career I'm put him in an arc every year so full credit to him he's really J- Anyway and he's really admirable than that he runs straight and true for his Reuter every time and he he turns up in all those group ones King George Prix Ganay I think the fourth or fifth Fifth Group One so full credit to him and he's connections because he's a home bread and I'm sure the amland contingent tweet grace satisfaction from this the I I swear to God when when we were in in the in the stands when she got passed it was like somebody just ghost was you could see combing you could see this she was she was reading altered last fifty yards Frankie put his whip down and he nursed her home because he he knew she was be and rightly so when she came back stands erupted again and she got as much of a rough option is if she had won the race just before we go into full detail of Volkov and enable you were talking about the atmosphere and I thought and look at that aces that we do this podcast for so I have no obligation to pick up Scott sports racing but fairplay to the Metro Dade did a brilliant job and it was like being at Perry Longchamp but one of the things that was really taking and I'm sure it was a struggle to get a seat in the stands was the crowd erupting into darts chant of Oh Frankie needed to worry as enable comes along before the race like it just seemed to be an electric atmosphere and I'm sure or that as you said people then burst into applause again to appreciate our that explanation that you gave first of all that description of like sucking the APP is fear out of the room when she got beaten because that's the only way you can describe it because it looks for all the world like she's going to win and she's going to do it in style and then all of a sudden down the outside kind of Vanessa and indeed Kevin in an article predicted it just didn't quite happen for her that atmosphere was was probably a bit of a surreal want to to be there for Jane but at the same time I imagine that's going to be something that sticks with you for longtime. Yeah I suppose look we it's racing and the record Norris has done it three times for reason it's just extremely hard to do and enable I say the tactics maybe didn't work to her favor she still has confirmed her former Maj go and has beaten the two best euros around and success and fun but it just a heavy race that evolved is he was able to be off the bright and for the first half or half mile of the race and still have the Kness and tenacity to finish as he he you know as finishes strong as he did so you know I can't take the credit away from him I did there was such I know the AC is an international race anyway with the Japanese contingent there there was Irish over obviously to see a neighbor Cassia Japan and Mexico but yes no matter what comp you're in you wouldn't have minded finishing second to enable how'd you backed Wagner iced you wouldn't have minded finishing second to enable you know it was just one of those rare regular days and she put up a massive performance I kind of I own degree with people going straight up to Johnson straight off grace will she be retired or she stood Iran an unbelievable race in the best race in Europe so you know you can't take that away from her that's ass around really well I tossed quicken dope I thought he was going to be buying they're just didn't have the class of the two in front in Japan ran a good race as well from coming off the pace and you know it was just it was tough to see her piece for us you know whatever they decide to do kind God's these two five year old state and training because if the neighbor retired last year involved guys went off to stowed you'd be saying Jeez let SAS in Japan under outstanding tree rows put no these five-year-old's have stayed in training and they have once again ruled the Roost Crystal Ocean and herself did in the King George they said saviour and they made sure that the tree rows don't get false credit you know they they've kept our hi kate that's something that jungles it's been very keen to emphasize several times in the podcast he's talked about how he did hilariously attempting Hello french-style accent for for an interview it's sports racing but with the French broadcaster where he talks about how enabled us to five year old and Stratovarius as an older horse that this is the real physical peak this is where you really get to see a flat horse showcase themselves but these two five year olds have have ended up coming clear of everything else Zain of put on some show you're like me watching it at home you did have the nice cushion of having back vulcanized so congratulations thank you yeah but you also gotta though that enabled up eaten but to deal with with Volk is first of all these first time to beat her and as we've mentioned on the podcast several times he's never one outside of France whether this is an apparition I I don't know but he's been given a brilliant campaign by the report on the biggest day of all it it all came
THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
Brexit talks grind to a halt.
"Coming up on the nears Johnson faces new constitutional crisis as brexit talks grind to a halt diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate and dangled a trump visit and rise in persistent. Ut is could be linked to antibiotic crackdown. It's it's Friday October four. I'm Anthony Davis Boris Johnson's careering careering towards a fresh constitutional crisis after insisting there will be no delay to Brexit just hours after government lawyers promised in a court in Scotland he would obey the law and request an extension. If he failed to clinch a deal within a fortnight the prime minister tweeted that there must be new deal or no deal bill but no delay in reality. Boris Johnson will send a letter to the e U asking full of Brexit delay if no deal is agreed by the nineteenth of Volk Tober according to government papers submitted to the Scottish court the document was revealed as campaigns sorta ruling forcing the PM to comply with the law there QC said it contradicted statements by Mr Johnson in parliament. The so-called Ben Act named after Labor MP Hilary Benn who spearheaded beheaded its passage into law requires the government to request an extension to the thirty first of October brexit deadline. If a deal has been signed off by parliament is by October nineteen. Mr Johnson said he would rather be dead in a ditch than ask for a delay it now appears increasingly likely. Johnson will fail take the deadline for a deal laid out in what he calls the surrender act. EU sources said there remained considerable doubt as to whether there was any any basis for such discussions given Johnson's insistence on there being customs border on the island of Ireland texts show how US officials worked to produce the Ukrainian president into opening a public inquiry inquiry into Donald Trump's leading opponent Joe Biden the messages released by Congressional Democrats emerge as MR trump faces an impeachment inquiry quiry over the matter the exchanges show a senior diplomat saying it would be crazy to withhold military aides to Ukraine from Mr Trump's political gain in the twenty twenty election. US LAW BANS SOLICITING FOREIGN HELP FOR ELECTORAL PURPOSES BUT MR trump denies any wrongdoing and today day said there was no quid pro quo in the communications his remarks came a day after he publicly called on Ukraine and China to to investigate Mr Biden sent between July and September the texts involve high ranking officials Kurt Volker Mr Trump's Ukraine envoy a who resigned a week ago Gordon Sunland a US ambassador to the European Union and a significant donor to Mr Trump and bill Taylor a top US diplomat at the American embassy in Ukraine on the nineteenth of July. The three diplomats discussed arranging a phone call between Mr Zielinski and Mr Trump. Mr. Volcker told the other two he had had breakfast with Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani that morning and identified the main purpose of of the upcoming phone call ahead of the coal. Mr Volka texted that he'd heard from the White House that Mr Zielinski would be offered a formal visit to Washington assuming wing President Zee convinces trump. He will investigate to get to the bottom of what happened in twenty sixteen. This is a reference to unfounded allegations. Gatien's that Ukraine interfered in the twenty sixteen. US presidential election and worked to help the Democrats but the text messages show US officials those discussed what the Ukrainian president should say in the states went afterwards today. House Democrats requested Ukraine related documents from Vice President Mike Pence giving him a deadline of October fifteenth Mr Pence who was reported this week to be frustrated by the White House handling of the Ukraine Crane affair has not yet responded thousands of women were taken to hospital with chronic urinary tract infections in the past year according to figures that reveals striking rise in the number seeking medical help for the condition more than twelve thousand patients majority women attended hospital with persistent urinary tract infections or cystitis last year up from around four four and a half thousand in two thousand and one experts warned that the increase could be linked to a crackdown on the prescribing of antibiotics by GP's owing into fears about antimicrobial resistance resulting in some patients developing intractable infections that require admission to hospital recent recent research has revealed the dipstick urine tests that is widely used by GP's is hugely unreliable missing up to fifty percent of infections despite the increase in numbers being admitted to hospital there has not been major progress in developing new drugs or treatment strategies in what some view as an entirely entirely unglamorous area of medicine you can subscribe to the news with with your favorite podcast APP Oscar Smart Speaker or enable the news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow us on twitter at the news underscore podcast. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
Is Joker a 'Dangerous' Movie? Director Todd Phillips Responds to Critics
"Director Todd Phillips Take on the jokers starring Joaquin Phoenix is bringing bringing up a now familiar conversation what is Hollywood's role when it comes to gun violence and how should the industry respond to concerns about excessive violence in film NTV Brent Lang is executive editor for film immediate variety and he wrote about why the families of the twenty twelve Aurora theater shooting are concerned about joker oh car. Hey Brent Hi John can you I set up a little bit of the premise of joker and how violence is part of its story sure so joker is is an origin story and it it takes a look at this man who's a mentally disturbed man living with his kind of crazy mother and a very rundown rundown part of the city and he has kind of aspirations of being a stand up comic and you know without giving too much away those those dreams don't come to pass and instead he kind of gradually loses touch with reality and a lot of violence ensues and but as part of that he kind of inspires this anarchic uprising in Gotham city and it is it is a very violent very bloody very R a-rated comic book adaptation so how much of the premise or the violence is behind the families of the Aurora shooting victims to write this letter and Dan share their concerns well as far as I can tell the families of the Aurora shooting victims have not seen the film they're they're reacting to kind live coverage of the pitcher and and they say that you know when their letter they say that that they've heard that it presents the character as a as a protagonist with a sympathetic origin origin story and and that gave them pause and they're they're very clear though they're they're not asking Warner Brothers to not release the movie they say that they support the right to free speech and free expression but then they also sort of take a page out of Spiderman and say with with great power comes great responsibility so they're using this film to Urge Warner Brothers and its parent company Warner Media and I suppose at and T. as an extension extension to become more involved in the issue of gun reform and they're asking for the company to support of certain in sort of specific means of of social engagement they're asking them to end political contributions to candidates who who take money from the NRA they're asking them to used their their clout and their platform to pressure Congress to act for gun reform and they're also asking them to help fund survivor funds and and gun violence intervention programs and it seems like the conversation around joker is part of a broader conversation around violence in Hollywood your or editor in chief. Claudia eller wrote an op Ed for variety around the time that blunt house productions film the hunt was dropped by universal pictures. The headline on that piece is why it's time for Hollywood to reconsider the amount of violence on screen so even if the families from Aurora are not really asking Warner Brothers to limit the violence that is in their movies it does feel like these things are starting to percolate up and there might might be a bigger conversation. That's either about to happen or is already happening. Absolutely I mean I think that that this is a conversation that that's been happening for a while. It's interesting I talked to someone named Igor Volk Street and he runs an organization called guns down America and he helped craft this letter and I actually asked him sort of specifically if they were implying that that there was a connection between onscreen violence and and and gun violence and he was very careful and he said actually science doesn't back that up and that that they aren't contending that but just because he thinks that it doesn't mean that other people don't and I think it's a debate that's going to continue through the release of joker and onto the release of other violent movies that Hollywood backs. I WANNA play a a little bit of what Joker Director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix said about this issue in an interview with the website jeon. There have been a lot of pieces written by people people who proudly state they haven't even seen the movie and they don't need to. I would just argue that you might want to watch the movie you might want to watch it with an open mind. The movie make statements about lack of love childhood trauma lack of compassion in the world and I think people can handle that message. It's it's it's uncomfortable. It's uncomfortable for for all of us. I think we all are aware of these issues and we are concerned. I think that's why we talk about it I. I don't think that we can be afraid to talk about it so they're offering this defense but it feels like this debate is probably GonNa get a lot more interesting really soon around movies like this absolutely and as you mentioned it already existed around the hunt now I will just say that as somebody. I'm not a critic but I did see joker and I can't say that I thought that it had a lot of profound things to say about violence in America or what what what Spurs people to violent action I didn't think that that anything there was was terribly deep to me it sort of played like a riff on Scorsese films like taxi driver or King of comedy movies that had a little more depth but that's my personal opinion and is it possible Zabol that this whole debate could affect the way the film has received might have some consequences. I think it definitely could it could have consequences on the box office. If people you know have safety concerns of some kind I it could have consequences on its awards chances because joker is being positioned as an awards play by Warner brothers Joaquin Phoenix who stars as the title character's was received a great deal of claim but if the film becomes too controversial potentially not that that kills its its Oscar chances so there's a lot of impact financially critically in in terms of awards Brent Lang is is the executive editor for film and Media at Variety Joker opens in theaters October fourth brand. Thanks much for coming back on the show. Thanks for having me.
Which college produces the best NFL talent?
"A special edition of N._F._l.. Live on deck today at the N._F._l.. Celebrates one hundred season just six weeks away however we are just five weeks away in college. Football Opens It one hundred fiftieth the anniversary so today welcome N._F._l.. You were combining the two worlds to answer age-old question what college produces the best n._F._l.. Talent however I'm Wendy net sand Hutus here you know what's better to be on this panel our expert notice icy expert telling me when Lewis Minute of her panter on the list not on the House for back the quarterback guru he and his brother in a lot of N._F._l.. Games James A lot and Ryan Clark. You see the L. L._S._U.. They are ills college football. L. Is Jonathan Vilma bike. He will join US shortly. He happened to win a National Championship and Oh by the way a super bowl as well coming up on N._F._l.. Live will break down position by position which college produces the best quarterback Oklahoma has the number one overall pick the last two years we have the top ten plays all the N._F._l.. Superstars when they were in college and answering big question which school produces the best all time N._F._l.. Talent we had to ask the players themselves to kick things off. We're the first pick quarterback Oklahoma Viva say Oklahoma Alabama Clemson because proven it is one atop factory the Ohio state highest in Alabama. 'cause I never lost beat out. You really can't understand it into your inside. Sadness programming is all about the you for N._F._l.. Because of Georgia in every aspect but I think L._S._U.. CRESA environment of gray competition and guys is trying to feed off of IT University of Pittsburgh. You Got Dorset. Dan Marina you got Larry. Fitzgerald was not a me show. It's about having everybody involved in working for the Sandal clumps in would cushman he's been doing. He's making people believe everything is possible for House is the best our stop it. Stop stuff well. Let's start shall we with the most players from each college currently in the N._F._l.. Alabama leads the way with V with sixty five players players followed by Ohio state in second place with fifty eight so we're going to debate these schools I in terms of who is best at producing N._F._l.. Challenge here's a tale of the tape on Alabama at Ohio state success since the two thousand draft folks tools I have had thirty one first round picks the most of any school while the Buckeyes have thirteen more total picks in the last twenty drafts but Bama's players have been slightly more successful in the league producing three more pro bowlers than Ohio St Louis Rick. Let's start with with the crimson tide. They're starting eleven if you will offense and defense current N._F._l.. Talent there's any question that these are both very impressive lineups that if Alabama can roll these teams out there right now now. I think they'd win a few games without a doubt. If you look at the offense aside outside of the ball the first thing that jumps out of these starting eleven are the two wide receivers look Julio. Jones is one of the finest athletes in the N._F._l.. For guardless of position he's in the news right now because he's about to get a new contract extension and he's really one of the he's one of the transcendent players at the position that this game the scene Amari Cooper the same way. When Amari came out of college? I remember doing his tape in thinking point honestly as far as catching one pet and run wide receiver. I hadn't seen one as good as him as him. In a long long time on the defensive side look they have fine players throughout the eleven here really that when you get to the secondary and you guys like Eddie Jackson Landon Collins I mean these guys are disband tastic players on the front dont`a hightower our multiple time superbowl winner. These are great great players right here. Make our way to Columbus shower of the to Ohio state you go to the offense side of the football. Look the first thing that jumps out without a doubt as Ezekiel Elliott because if he's not the best running back in the N._F._l.. He would be considered a top three running back in the N._F._l.. Wide Receiver Michael Thomas Really someone who was unheralded coming out of college. He's a tremendous tremendous. Pro will probably be the highest paid wide receiver in the N._F._l.. In short time then move over to the defensive side of the ball this this is where really this football team really kind of jumps off the board starting up Front Joey Bosa Cam Hayward those are two of the best defense alignment in the N._F._l.. Right now and then when you look down there at the Secondary Malcolm Dyson Dinkins Denzel Ward Marshon Lattimore doesn't let's get much better than that. All right Jonathan Vilma made his way again surly qualified to weigh in on this discussion. Look I mean there's a shortage of talent with either of these squads. It's almost ridiculous factory and a lot of ways both of these institutions but let the debate again a Ryan Clark. You can't pick L._S._U.. Just yet but when you look at this group what stands out L._S._U.'s better than both of these things we're gonNA get to that. We're supposed to be talking outlets. Let's be honest. There's amazing players. Neither one of them have a quarterback right before proven yet though little I mean why don't we always have to see something first before we can get you well Ray Richardson running back right you saw God compare that with you why time gentlemen we're GonNa play Nice Got Ninety minutes ago. You're the Glenn Difference from every other position that we're looking at okay fair enough now back to you Louis. It is a production results oriented industry. Is it not so it is fair to say seeing something. Does one believe they'll be success won't sure but I mean we're we'll see this is kind of like a combination of what they have done in college. What some of these guys have done in the pros in some of it's a little bit of projecting about what they're gonNA continue to do in the pros? That's how I'm going to expand it to that all right so at quarterback quarterback Dwayne Haskins I believe right now. There's no comparison as far as I don't care what A._J.. McCarron did it Alabama cows tape. Those Wayne has close exact Haskins is going to be a fine football player. What's going to happen to him? Really is going to be more predicated on what Washington redskins overall due to him then what he does to himself. I firmly believe that as far as these rousers overall look the wide receiver position Julio Jones Amari Cooper. Julio Jones's the standard if you go and look N._F._l.. For an offices and look in their scouting books books every team has a standard at every position that they put for scouts the suit for as far as whenever when their scouting people polio is going to be on that list for for many many teams he's about as good as it gets so skill positions at Alabama are awesome. The defensive players at Ohio State is what stands out for me as far as their front seven is concerned particularly their defensive line and their secondary Denzel Award Marshon Lattimore. You tell me a team that wouldn't take those two young men right now and startled. Let me ask you a specific question since you spend some time as an analyst watching these players at the collegiate level if you had to choose either of this group Alabama Ohio state who's players really got better or who took a bigger step forward than you anticipated when they got to the N._F._l.. Out To you to dance your last part no neither standout. They're pretty equal because watching these guys watching Jonathan Allen he played okay well Dante. I'll tell you knew who is going to be tremendous player defensive player C._J.. Moseley's same thing and then you go to the other side and you look at Joey Bosa Nick Bosa Darren like Malcolm Jenkins. I play with Malcolm Jenkins in in New Orleans knew he was going to be a study. He's Philistine but what is surprising how fast or House they defense is. I did not realize how fast defensive you think big ten you didn't big Brawley guys not so fast but these guys can move joey. Bosa also can move nick volks in Darren League. We know the Burner Malcolm J. Denzel War March. I mean that is a very very talented athletic fast fast defense. I thought I was going to jump in your rookie. I think that's a great question Wendy about as far as what teams teams have players that have gotten better pros. You look at Ohio state this look at their offense. In particular Michael. Thomas was a good wide receiver to hire Stayton. He's fantastic now. He's GonNa be highest paid wide receiver in the N._F._l.. Andrew Norwell most people wouldn't even know Andrew Norwell well what from Andrew Doorbell he right now just judge Moore Norwell can't open open some N._F._l.. Spectacular and even on the defensive side of the ball. I didn't think Marshon lattimore. I've liked Marshon Lattimore at Ohio state. I didn't love Marcet. He has taken his game to another level as well in the really own Alabama side you know how I feel about Alabama I feel nick and what he does and how he builds his program but really focus on their offense align that was just look okay and think about that question. Wendy Wendy asked how many players have gotten better how many have continued to improve Andre Smith may have his best days at Alabama. Dame's carpenter has really been good pro Brian Kelly the jury still out he could be a he's a good player. He's GonNa play already in Indianapolis D._J.. fluker was he ever ever really that guy that dominant guy no. He hasn't been Cam Robinson. Have you seen story so it's interesting because they're preventing people have been many people who've hit Alabama and said they get the best out of their players at Alabama. Maybe it's good discussion legal where people go by what teams there drafted so we look at Michael Thomas he falls into a place where he needs an accurate passer and he's one of the most accurate passers all the time also about the place you land in ashore and how they develop you ask Josh Rosen he absolutely he knows that all too well. I ten Hasselbeck. The whole point of this is to pick one of our producers here a little bit we talked. I'm going Alabama mainly change quarterbacks. Yeah I think looks great point about the offensive line at Alabama because so many of them when you look at them just in terms of body type you're like Oh my God look at those guys body type wise but like I don't know that some of those guys have come in and be like Oh and they got a whole lot better. We're obviously splitting hairs here on this ongoing Alabama Lewis Sorry Nick. Oh from a hustle change your mind or did you stick the way said one because I don't care if between Haskins hasn't played. I think he's I think he's in the saints. Stratosphere is A._J.. McCarron so I like that I liked it their offense of line one of the things that talked about how they develop those guys on the defense aside but they're fun four plus their secondary this going with them Ryan Clark you have to pick one while I was brought here for one reason in one reason only when the Knicks because everyone knew it my answers it would be and what Tim Hasselbeck has proven is. You don't need a quarterback. That's really he's GonNa be Ohio state in Alabama that don't have quarterbacks guess what we don't need a quarterback back and by the way you don't want our first off was good enough for Bill Belichick your boy to draft him as Tom Brady's heir-apparent draft. We thought they they went to L._S._U.. Because this guy has what they decided to we throwing the ball all around the field Andrew Whitworth he's played a thousand years. There's a Guy Jerry go look at the Neil hundred may has like negative two percent body fat Michael Broncos out. There aren't key. We gotta wait on them but it's are are you at the back of position. That's all we got mad. I gotTa get here all even have to work conviction when you spoke scissors. I'm sorry I just so tim. I love your twenty. Two question your toughness Whoa West I've seen because as you know what fair enough he's at Alabama alum landon dare you wait into the circus that we've created. But what do you have to say about this. Whole debate ain't Ryan got some good good good stuff going on say? I wouldn't question his toughness at all. I don't know why you questioned Ryan toughness. I saw him not got a lot of Alabama's always number one no matter Corolla tyrod. Let me ask you a serious question. You know obviously nick. Sabin is a hall of Famer one of the best ever coach this game but specifically what does he do that has allowed such historic success at the university. Steve Alabama <hes> as a coach he speaks for as a coach. He represents his players as players coach. I would say he makes all this coach. All the players are on the him as a player as a father <hes> <hes> and as a as many tried to teach us they'd be a man and a great play all at one time you know so he does it all leading. Can you please tell the people why you are now better that you have trusted your career training with the guy from L._S._U.. Hey right you agreed trying to grow been gone on gone for years