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One Page At A Time, Jess Wade Is Changing Wikipedia
"So today. We're speaking with just weighed in experimental. Physicists at college. London and every night for the past three years just has written a wikipedia entry about a woman or poc scientists. And if this sounds like a big commitment that's because it is. But what motivates. Just keep with. It is the possibility of using wikipedia to combat the bias. In science. We see it in who gets through peer review. We see it in who gets big papers. Cited we see who gets big grants. We see it and who wins awards. And that means that the people that we celebrate and champion incredibly homogeneous and when wikipedia launched the internet was a very small space and it was very dominated by particular types of people. This kind of you know. Tech bro attitude that we still see in silicon valley and places like that majority white majority western a lot from north america some from western europe and those were the first people to start using it engaging in contributing to wikipedia backed according to a twenty twenty study. Eighty seven percents of wikipedia. Contributors are men with media includes wikipedia wick wicky quote a bunch of other platforms and for just this bias in. Authorship creates a bias in who gets a biography so this huge systematic bias against women against people of color against people from the global south against people who are from any kind of particular marginalized group. So it's kind of two things when we have a very diverse editorship and to the things they writes about a not very diverse and this is obviously impacted by the way that science celebrates people and who took about who we define as notable. Right right just to confirm by. Now you've written what nine hundred articles for the site. Oh no no. How many i've written i've written one thousand two hundred one thousand two hundred whatever so sub usually get a bit excited so obviously that's not three hundred sixty five times three so sometimes i get a little carried away but in general i try and stick to one a day sometimes. Yeah yeah. I mean. I've been going for three. Yes so i've done a pretty good job that in those i. We thought a lot about how to ask you this question. Because twelve hundred articles is an extraordinary accomplishment as far as contributing to this encyclopedia. And so the question we're going to go with is if you could build a quarantine bubble with some of the people that you've written about living or deceased who would you include and why should question so so for sure. I'd have to have some of the people developing vaccines enough air. The person who created the oxford vaccine which is is the vaccine this just been approved for use in the uk. A viral vector vaccine is a phenomenal professor. Sara gilbert sara gilbert has had this kind of fascinating rich directory working on the development of a whole bunch of different vaccines that can walk in different corona viruses and kiss kubat. I don't know if you've come across any of your reporting. She's she's a young african american women who is at the national institute of health and had walked back scenes for for sars and mers. So has this really great legacy but also alongside. I kind of scientific research. An extraordinary publication list works to support people from undeserved communities and walks to really amplify the voices of scientists who too often overlooked but also to support young people and getting into an ethic about science. So that people at different ends of that curric- his kizzie is still very young. Where saratoga established professor but both of them have this kind of extraordinary pathway to really ultimately creating the thing. That's going to save the entire world so suddenly. If i if i had according to about they would be in it. I think that. I mean how many people might out in my quarantine babo because i could keep going. There's no official guidance but the often cited wisdom is less than ten. I'm so primed and ready to tell you stories about everyone. I'm so excited about them. So mainly because i have been. She's someone who i wrote about right at the beginning of my wikipedia. A mathematician who gladys west. She was born in virginia in the thousand nine hundred and she went to college. She went to a historically black college and university to study maths. She goes off in becomes the teach She then eventually what the us government. Wes she did the early computations and calculations for gps so for all of the technologies that almost everything that we do day to day relies on. Now you know you get in your car keys your phone. You try and navigate took particular location. You use the technology that gladys west created. And when i made gladys west page in two thousand eighteen is really hard to find. Information about. Her book is what for the us government so lots of things are adopted. A couple of months. After i put the page live so after i'd finished writing it and put it onto wikipedia. She was selected by the bbc is one of the top one hundred women so she went into the kind of top one hundred women in the world for any intentional creation. Contribution ebba and when you're on a web page like fat when you're on a page so much traffic and insight people hop over to the wikipedia page really quickly so you could just see the numbers of page views of of the wikipedia. Page going up and up and that meant that more and more people contributed to it so grew story grew. How did that make you feel. I just loved it. I was reflecting on this a lot with with my parents lockdown wife. I kept going live. I kept doing this. And i find nothing more rewarding honestly than seeing other people get recognized then champion for what they've done so absolutely love to have quarantine bubble that so many things that i want us. Yeah and you're collecting. I suppose historical information across different websites and books to write these biographies. Has it ever feel like time travel. Yeah completely does feel like time travel. It's it's so it's so interesting. The things that i find kind of thrilling and exciting now feels such a kind of privilege in a rush to be able to get access to all of the resources that we can do. Now you know online libraries. Nine archives sites archived magazines scientific journals extraordinary places that that turn to for this and there are times when you just feel like fantastic achievement. So so if you see in a lot of the world's when women get married they take their partner's name so sometimes it's quite difficult to find out things about their lives if they got married and all of their publications in this new name. And when you find that one link that one connection that tells you that maiden name and then you can go back and find their phd thesis or who was there examining all this extra level of information. So when i get to that. I'm like jump off the sofer like this is great and say yeah. It's completely like a portal into another world. Right i mean. I've chills just listening to you. Talk about this kind of forensic reconstruction of people's lives and who they were outside of who. They married or other kinds of societal markers of that. Yeah a big part of it. I think a big part of my efforts wikipedia. Who i've met the people that we've trained editor phones is to not just make pages about women no make pages about people of color but to make them as good as the comparable page would-be about a white man. Yeah yeah you've been amazing way of connecting all these dots. I really appreciate hearing that I wanna ask you one one last thing. Which is i know that in a lot of ways just talking to you. It sounds like this project is part of such a bigger desire to see science really include nbc driven by all kinds of people. And what do you think it will really take to bring more women and poc's into science so that they stay. Oh such a good question and such a huge one. I mean they're very preliminary simple things that low hanging fruit. If you will know why we don't already have in place you know proper care and support for people who have caring responsibilities so whether that's you know elderly parents or sick parents or especially now in the pandemic who seeing the importance of the childcare and how that skin influence women scientific careers if they're having to work from home but i think more than that we need to really look a scientific institutions and ask really critical questions about why people are leaving. Why do we see. So few black professes. Why do we see so few women in position of leadership. Why do lgbt he. Plus scientists not feel comfortable being out when they're in the scientific workplace and then really put money to and take action to address those individual needs. But i think from a kind of how you get more diverse people into science. I really honestly think the answer is improving our education systems and really support our teachers better. Pay them as well as we pay are bankers so that they stay and so that they create kind of inspiring science lessons. Then go out and got this next generation to come in who keep pushing for this change that we want
New York City’s mayoral election needs an upgrade
"Democrats running for the office of New York City mayor. But some political analysts say the candidates haven't offered enough specifics about what direction they want to take the city in W NY sees Brian Lehrer show Daily News columnist Harry Siegel said few of the Democratic candidates have released detailed policies and plans including around crime, and the NYPD. The police need to be doing more Do they need to be doing Wes? We have the right number of police is this is this way too many Can we afford this? Given the massive budget shortfall. The city has that those are the sort of questions I want to hear these candidates engaging with now. The Democratic mayoral primary is on June 22nd
Worries over post-holiday COVID-19 surge ahead of new year
"CNN yesterday, he says the post holiday surge, including Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's will be what he called a surge on top of a surge so far in the month of December. There have been more than 63,000 deaths from Cove in 19 in the U. S. That's a new record, And that's not the only Grimm bar being say. Wes is now topped 19 million Corona virus cases since the pandemic began, says data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. America added more than one million cases in just six days. Covert deaths in the U. S Now total more than 333,000. That's about one in every 1000 citizens. Covert tracking Project says over 118,000 Covet Patients are in U. S Hospital It was a new record, and that's also a seven day average correspondent
Teenage girl shot, killed at hotel in Atlanta
"On it. A terrible Christmas story to tell you about here. A teenage girl shot and killed at the Hyatt Hotel WSB Cheryl Castro on the story. Atlanta police, responding to reports of a shooting say they found a 16 year old girl unconscious in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. A 16 year old boy, who was earlier in a hotel room with her is now being charged in her murder. Police described their relationship as acquaintances. The teen boy is now being held. That a youth detention center. No identification is on either because of their young
Vanderbilt hires Clark Lea as head coach
"Vanderbilt announced it has a new football coach. And we're going to talk a lot about that this afternoon. He is clark lee. that's right. He played football at vanderbilt lately. He's been coaching at notre dame linebacker coach and seventeen the dc since eighteen fullback. At vanderbilt about eighteen years ago he's kosher wake syracuse bowling green and ucla and he comes highly regarded according to most experts.
NBA free agency: Los Angeles Lakers signing Montrezl Harrell to two-year deal, Wes Matthews to one-year deal, per reports
"The embassy's free agency period is underway. There are reports the Bucks will re sign Pat Con it into a two year deal. Meanwhile, Wesley Matthews will reportedly signed a one year deal with the Lakers. Robin Lopez will reportedly signed a one year deal with the Wizards. I'm Rusty Mellberg news radio WTMJ.
Flipping the Stress Switch
"Hi i'm jeff. So when i was a little kid when i get stressed out about something my mum would sit me down and go. Yeah but honey think about all the people having problems in other parts of the world. It made me feel both wes alone. And my problems were more manageable. So this meditation is dedicated to the wisdom of my mom. It's about getting perspective around stress. I by changing how we experience stress in our bodies and then by seeing if we can connect it to a larger perspective. So let's go the is can be open or closed. We start by taking a few deep breaths so here stretching on the inhale and then on the sale that's kind of downward motion the the relaxing softening so nice long out breath as you do. This just imagine you can breathe out any tension. The belly softens the shoulders. Relax okay good so this. First part of the practice is about exploring how we experience stress in our own body mines so notice where you're experiencing stress right now. How do you know your stress. What are the telltale signs in your body. How is stress coming up for you right now to a little survey so now we're going to do this move. We're going to try to do this. One eighty turn here and try to reframe the way we experience this. We call all this stress but really that's just a word. It's an idea before any idea stress. There's just sensations. The question is can you begin to experience. What was once stress has just different. Sensations happening in flowing sensations connected to other sensations. Saw them slowly changing. You're like oh weather pattern. So seeing if we can experience ourselves ads this swirling pattern of sensations. Obviously our problems are real but we also have the capacity to put them in perspective to see them as part of this larger story. Okay relaxing here. Just chill out here on our cosmic stoop. Nice long exhale just being in your body when you're ready can open your eyes if they were closed and notice how you feel now versus when you began
Samuel L. Jackson Urges You to 'Vote Dammit! Vote!' in New Biden Ad on Voter Suppression
"Have been denied the right of first They used the poll tax to keep black folks from voting. Then it was the literacy test. Racial terrorism and violence. I don't want everybody to vote New Day, Same old dirty tricks. President Trump sabotaging vote by mail. If your vote didn't matter, they wouldn't try so hard to take it from you vote early, Not because I want you to Because he doesn't vote. Dammit! Vote.
Carson Wentz rallies Eagles to 22-21 win over Giants
"Question wants to appear a fourth quarter touchdown passes who rallied the eagles to a twenty two twenty one win over the giants down twenty one ten went through a thing a touchdown toss to Greg ward Philadelphia took the lead with forty seconds ago on the game when Wes to an eighteen yard touchdown strike the Boston Scott went threw for three hundred fifty nine yards he also ran for one touchdown for the birds who approved the to forward one Daniel Jones the Packers tell passes for the giants who fell to one six Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Interview with Wes Levitt from Theta Token
"You said the fleet of blockchain. So intensive the infrastructure easing, is it the using the theory infrastructure your inbox? What's the deal? Yes. So it is a its own blockchain early on, they lunches an ear, t twenty tokens, but essentially as. A STOPGAP pretty quickly we realized like a lot of projects in two thousand seventeen. There is nowhere close to scaling for our purposes and. I I didn't think we'd still be seeing in twenty twenty in that would still be accurate but is what it is. So glad we we win our own wrote and built a data blockchain which on intestine twenty eighteen and that they may not live. March twenty, nineteen and conceptually, it shares a lot with tender moment that was sort of the original. Design source for though in the end our CTO Jae-in is team built. The Code Base Ninety five percent from the ground up though there are still said some design influence from tender met, which is cited. You have ended up with your own. Feta, blockchain. Yeah and that's Obviously there straight off there was a of Lot of development working in the ongoing along the way but we still feel confident that was the right decision just because we have A. Perhaps more specific use case early, some more to focus now on video delivery and wraps expanding to more generalized data delivery, and while we are rolling out more somewhere generalized. Boxing features like an easy incompatible smart contract. environment. That's we're still not We're not looking for data to be another east killer sort of everything for everyone at Jane Seo. Made more sense for us to just build what's necessary for specific use case and trade-offs that that made sense for video delivery in peer to peer cdn rather than try to be a competitor F reaching out there was not a difficult decision to make to. Go with your in blockchain think is the whole idea of outsourcing infrastructure to a theory is it? Say's law that? That cost of duplication customizing it, but is swollen that. Sharon, and even if you are yard, you know building purpose built for what we're trying to accomplish here. They're still on location just inherently in that you're you're building a new a new chain that's disowning built but Yeah, it's certainly rather than staying on a Theorem Just be if nothing else because of throughput But even if you had, say you know that there is a trend for a good mountain, their twenty nineteen where it seemed like every smart contract law was trying to the win away the business Try to incentivize your pay the project to convert to their own, but you know at the end of the day than. You still beholden to someone else's development schedule and someone else's feature said you don't really. Not, really in the driver's seat for that which Just seem like without knowing enough about where these projects were going. It's like a big risk to attach ourselves to one of those. And you see some these registers where they've had to jump a few different times to different chains and even besides the extra development were to do that it's just a really. Difficult user experience for your token holders in a confusing one as you're jumping from. Not, only just from a technical sense of covering tokens but also just you know you ingratiate yourself in this ecosystem and then you gotta do a one eighty and say now we're absolutely new relationships. It's. Somehow even more of a mess than building your own blog
15-year-old boy critically injured in Far South Side shooting, Chicago police say
"A 15 year old boy was shot in the head last night on the Far South side. He's in critical condition at Christ Medical Center right now, Chicago police say the shooting happened about 9 20 in the 110 block 100 block of South Perry Avenue in the Wes Pullman neighborhood. No arrests have been made. The shooting is under
Ex-New York Jets WR Josh Bellamy charged in $24 million coronavirus relief loan scheme
"Former New York jets wide receiver Josh. Bellamy was charged for his alleged role in a twenty four million dollar fraudulent pandemic loan scheme. Oh, the US Justice Department arrested him in in Florida. He's charged with getting loans. Twenty four million dollars with the loans him in ten compadres. The wide receiver, former wide receiver spent it on Gucci. Dior. Jewelry Trips on casino trip I don't know this guy white possession type receiver wes welker Cologne. He's an African American receiver oh former receiver cut comrades. Lame they didn't They didn't know anything about the legal troubles. They just happen to cut them the day before the US Justice Department arrest
2nd wave of coronavirus could be weeks away, experts warn
"Off during Labor Day weekend Corona viruses, you know, does not So that brings to us this thought the lingering worries. Many try to get some enjoyment out of the weekend With a threat hanging around US of Corona virus crowds flocking to beaches this holiday weekend, experts worry waves of new Corona virus cases could be on the horizon, urging Americans to stick to CDC guidelines. Social distance and wear masks with triple digit heat Scorching California L. A County alone is expecting more than one million people at its beaches this week. Alex for Shea reporting more than 6.2 million people here in the Wes infected with 188,538 losing their lives. That's according to numbers from Johns Hopkins University models are predicting the death toll could exceed 400,000 by the end of this year. Many experts
Birmingham stabbing leaves one dead
"We're watching a story unfold out of Birmingham, England. UK. Police say seven people stabbed there. One person killed this happening in a busy area where there are nightclubs and bars so far, police saying there's no indication that it is terrorism. At the
Labor Day weekend: Georgia colleges, universities urge students to remain on campus due to COVID-19 fears
"Colleges and universities in our state urging students to stay put on campus because of the Corona virus. Here's child to action news reporter Wendy Corona. We've watched students return to their college campuses and with that also watched the number of new covert 19 cases climb, especially in smaller counties are partners at Alvarado based I PC Global. Noticed, too, that in Clark County home to you, G et they were now are are not trending up. 4.7. This is per day over the last 21 days, And even if you just look at the last two weeks, the slope of the line is even much greater new from overnight we're
The debate continues over in-person learning for metro Atlanta's Cobb County schools
"Start tomorrow, online picking how they want their Children to learn this semester. Channel two action news reporter Lauren Posing on that story. Parents will make the choice between face to face or virtual learning starting tomorrow, September 7th. They'll have until September 20th to make a decision. Parents say they're ready to start the conversation. I'm glad to see that there is the beginning of a plan. The vase model from the school district gives families both choices faced one starts on October 5th with elementary in special education students, middle schoolers enter in Phase two on October 19th high schoolers go back and face three. Ember. Fifth and right now,
QuaranTV: Ramy, Space Force And Lady Dynamite
"On the line with me, we have Jimmy Yang and Roy Wood Jr.. Hello. Well, hello gas. So Roy who are you quarantining? I am quarantining with. Myself my girl, our four year old. and My mother in Alabama I am doing the same thing you around your four year old all the time and. They've got some they've got some value to add to the comedy world. and. Masan talks a lot just say that I know what you're saying. Talking. Every day just nonstop. I feel like being a parent during quarantine is as stressful as being the head coach of a major franchise I'm trying to keep his family on threat. Make sure the family performs world every bay. I like Jimmy that you were coming from a beautiful apartment saying thank you. How dare you? It's a house I own property now owned land. But, yeah unfortunately, I am quarantine by myself. Yeah. No kids but it is by myself and once a week I go see my parents have been pretty separated. They live about an hour away from me in La are you out walking still? So backstory Jimmy and live in the same neighborhood. And like any time I leave the house to walk. It was like a purpose but I always see Jimmy out walking and I couldn't tell if it was just for health or just see was just in deep thought or if a standup process, it's. Always respected because you were walking clearly with no destination. Cool. I like that you can see my aimlessness in my in my stride there's an aimlessness to it. Yeah, I used to walk quite a lot for exercise because I didn't exercise at all for like years and I was just walked to the Grove, which is like I don't know thirty minutes or something. But. Now, actually not to brag or anything but I gotTA pull now I've been using that. You're now. Yeah. So we I. Brag but here it is Silicon Valley. Okay. So you probably have noticed that the big celebrity trend during quarantine is making tutorial videos, and so we have a game about that. We're going to play you a video of a celebrity doing something and you just have to say who it is. Right away and you're going to be competing against each other. So we'll go back and forth. All Right Roy this one's for you straight out of a loss Angeles mansion here's an attempt to Eddie makeup tutorial. Eyebrows among us wes we. Kenworthy. Can you do it in the other room of in the middle of something I don't want to get this all wet speedy. I'm hiding in the guest room. You guys I'm hiding guestroom because my kids data will not leave me alone. I, don't know which one. You're a cardiac. Yes sure Kardashian. I'll take the half point right now because I don't know which. because. I say kids, which is plural. So that's Courtney or Kim four euro though, right? She says she says northey. She says, okay. Northey Internet. Yeah. That's Kim. That's a layup. She also said you guys you guys you got and that's something that Kim Kardashian always says social media, which I only know because my girlfriend watches a lot of it. Okay. Not Me sure you are. You are weirdly well-versed on the Dash. outs. I love that her a tutorial during currently in involves her child asking, can I wash my hands and she says, no, no. No No. Just wait. Touch your face while you're waiting the cameras rolling. Okay.
Trump says he'd be in favor of Goodyear boycott
"A factory worker at a tire factory in ticket, Kansas posted an unverified image to social media of a powerpoint presentation that appears to show that Tire Company's policy disallowing their employees from wearing Magyar at work I mean pick your poison right guys which fire you're GONNA put out I. Tough call where to start here unless of course. How do you put out the fire? So you mean, one thing is sent a tweet and the other is like create workgroups. We'll is assume what you did there beef doesn't make much sense to me, Oh yeah. Okay. What I mean will as being sarcastic. Yeah, and you're saying this good your tire thing is not a big deal she had has hit the fucking fan and Donald Trump felt need to ask Americans to boycott an American company instead of. Focusing has ever done any of these other nasty things. What did they do? Well, here's what happened guys. Apparently there was a slide. That went around from a diversity training one employee at a Topeka. Kansas factory shared this on social media and said, they say we can't wear Maga- gear. To which president trump ran with it, and he tweeted don't buy goodyear tires. They announced a ban on mega hats get better tires for far less open parentheses. This is what the radical left Democrats due to play the same game and we have to start playing it now and guys one minute one minute later shares of the ohio-based Goodyear fell. To a low of nine fifteen. Down six don't want. You don't want the president of the United States calling for a boycott company GONNA hey. Him, they can't wear the fucking, hats. Offensive than the Maga- stuff was on the on the bad list was blue lives matter in on the good list was BLM's you're allowed to rock. Wanted you couldn't rock blue lives matter. Those slide was outrageous if existed that should have never been shown in a at a company it was very, very partisan. Or. Here's what I say no, no beef you had your five minutes. Here's what I would say to anyone. It goes both ways if you boycott beings because you know you do don't like trump but those warrior favorite dinner beans and now you're not eating your favorite beans. You're a Weirdo if you if you boycott tires that and again you can do the research goodyear may or may not be the best they may or may not be the best price may or may not be the best safes. But if you originally thought they were and they're protecting you and your family. Now boycott them over this it goes on both sides. It's a nine years. Nah I disagree. I. Think it's totally fine if they're infringing on your freedom of speech, this fucking company telling us on fringing on both. Taking they're taking a fucking side obviously. These. This this guy, might this one factory might? Attract they know they were attracted it. Hammer, coming down corporate tried to retract but I mean the damage is done. Let me just ask just as bad. Let me just ask you this from a money standpoint who buys more fucking expensive tires. Truck. Drivers right. So, like this is this for goodyear specifically as a company, this could be more of a detrimental blow them to other industries. I. Agree with you. There Gentlemen, people. Yes. I agree with you that you guys are all dumbest shit because it was an unverified fucking tweet some guy tweeted a thin. We've also gentlemen imported tires are sold in this fucking country. We are in an economic goddamn crisis. When you have a leader, you want leader to not make it about himself. Just fucking. Let it go do their you saying that wasn't displayed a good year meeting. Well, here's what happened goodyear tyres. By saying that what you're saying they said the slide was quote not created or distributed by good corporate whatsoever, and I was like corporate but one of their employees at their office. That I guess it was one factory this point some dude took a picture of a slide that was not from corporate posted to the Internet and our president without verification ran with it and asked Americans being caught. Presentation at work. To. Your being to cold on it if it was a good year presentation on a factory that shouldn't have happened. These guys it. It's one hundred, Eighty, eight, the runs. The fact is. You should be fired. You do right now is not the time to ask anyone to boycott any American company with what about going. With that, you didn't say anything about gray. Gray has nothing to do with this. It does. Brand. On the last two duguay guys one minute left one by the right greg. My stance is all boycotts on either side. If you prefer that product, you're silly silly goose and maybe prefer your partisanship over the product and then now becomes your favorite thing. But to me that just weird are well, let me finish the fuck information. So they deny that it was from four hundred please they further clarified and they said it was not part of diversity training classes. So probably what it was if it wasn't fake, it was real. It was one area one plant not from corporate good. Yes complaint. Fired they further clarified guys that their general general policy indicates that they ask their employees to keep their workplace nonpartisan saying quote, we do lower socio to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask they refrained from workplace expressions verbal or otherwise in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as other simple similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues. So if you want to know what s specifically it was, it was acceptable black lives matter lesbian gay bisexual transgender pride unacceptable blue lives matter all lives matter matter Maga- tire politically affiliates slogans or betrayal again goodyear's denying it's from corporate. Yeah it's not as. DUMB HR REP at factory. Put It on thing for somebody to take a picture I have no conflict of interest. I don't know a single person that works good. You're what I'm saying is it is also unfair if they retracted and if they fire this person to gentlemen. As we shouldn't be having this conversation because the president shouldn't have taken verified tweet and tweet it boyscout mcquaid. Have the logo I mean it's got the logo on your right wes.
"wes" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"All right there are there couple of other things that I that I wanted to get to before we get to all of the events of the day I wanted to mention that I had John Wall on the radio show this morning Tommy before wes unseld away actually recorded it yesterday, and then we played back today But you know this NBA plan potentially for a restart to the season, which may only include twenty two teams I. Don't Know How much you've read about it. But basically they're going to take teams that were in the playoffs, or were within earshot of the playoffs, and they're gonNA. Let them participate in some sort of shortened regular season, and for the for certain teams like the wizards who were on the outside, looking in, give them away to play their way into the post season through some sort of short you know round Robin Tournament. There are a lot of different ideas of how it would work. But I asked John Wall yesterday I, asked him. If you know how healthy was and he said I'm one hundred ten percent I'm I'm ready and I said well. Now that you know there's the possibility of the wizards, playing may be in playoff games. You know a month from now, will you play? And he said none. I'm not playing until next year. You know I wanna I WANNA get a restart to the season you know. That's that's what we're shooting for I. Don't want to mess up. You know what was going on here and I said well. You know everybody's sort of restarting here. You know by the time this thing starts. It will almost beat the amount of time. That's typical of an off-season. Starting from scratch, it's not like you're going to go back to March eighth or whatever that day was in. Say Hey, the same exact group. It'll be four months. You know you're right. You're right I. mean you know I mean? How much difference is there him starting to to play ball insulated by as.
"wes" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"People who were close to West Rave about what a loyal friend she was, and that was the same thing with Eddie. Murray, but you didn't get that from the outside. Looking in that this was such a compassionate caring guy. was that the same thing with Jason Worth? I now taking worth who's just an asshole you but to tease teammates didn't think that. No it's teammates didn't think that I I. Don't get the same impression that's as the word was beloved by everybody by by the janitors who worked at at the stadium, like West was by. You know the the lowest worker at the arena. Yeah? You know one of the things when I had fill on and I. You know you and I had fill on and I know. We've had these conversations in the past, but you know. Elvin was not Elvin was difficult. You know in like of of of that. You know of those three guys like there was the era of the. Before Bobby Dandridge got on the team. Where was three stars? You know the bullets had Elvin Hayes Wes unseld and Phil. Chenier you know all three were stars Phil. Chenier was a star. You know in the NBA, and then when Phil started have have the back problems. Bobby Dandridge was signed and. They WanNA title obviously very because they added Bobby Dandridge, he was the key missing piece. In those title teams in the title team in the team that lost in the NBA Finals and seventy nine, but but the you know. Wes was beloved to your point Elvin was really difficult in elven had problem with everybody fill, and and wes but Phil Phil. said that you know. When they got on the court, it was all business it was all professional and Elvin was a major pro, said the biggest problem with Elvin Hayes. He was very insecure. You know and he you know he just he. He felt like he never was getting enough. Credit and people. Were you know thought? Thought more highly of other players than him, but anyway this is about wes unseld rest in peace Wes unseld, one of the greatest really one of the greatest sports figures players in the history of this town. He's a champion. He's a legend. He's considered one of the fifty greatest players in the history of his sport and then obviously his post career as both coach and general manager didn't go quite as well. You know here now. They're always today. I've always talked about that the second act when they go bed. You have a generation of fans that grow up with that as the impression and I always a disappointment. You know it happened with my Flanagan in Baltimore. it's it's happened to some extent with with Doug Williams. Yeah Yeah. Definitely although he didn't have, Doug never had the control over the organization at West did. You know by the way one other quick thing I mean the relationship between Poland Wes unseld was truly. You know according to people that knew you talked about loyalty. Boy Was West's loyalty, Poland and vice versa father and son relationship. Yeah, it really was. Yeah? I mean if people who knew West. Where very loyal to him. It's like the people who knew Eddie. Murray were very loyal to him and outsider didn't get that. They just didn't get that. By the way, the other quick thing about West unseld. For his entire career, he was listed as six foot seven and I remember that sort of like Barclay because Bar Barclay also was listed as six six or six seven, but he wasn't sick. Seven I think West's even admitted this at what some point that he was much closer to six five that it was a program height, but think about that he was. Listed, at six, seven played center, he was a true center in the NBA. That is incredibly short to be a center, but he was such a wide body. And have it. You know you know that at at the basketball guru and I'm being serious. Here I mean I'm being serious actually. rebounding is not about height. No, no, it's! It's about timing position and and smart. and effort. In basketball rebound! saw. Is, as much about heart effort, as it is about other things, but yes technique positioning all of that not to mention. He had great hands. Great hands for a bigger you know less mobile kind of player anyway so wes unseld passed away got on unjust. Never forget those. It's a sad. It's a sad day for. Sports fans do I mean because I mean what fa I mean. It's another Kevin. It's another chapter gone in both of our live. Yeah I mean I don't like to think of it. Don't but. I am surprised. I really was surprised to learn that he was only seventy four years old. Did you know I mean? Didn't you think he was older than that? I'd never gave it much thought,.
"wes" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Time West was probably the most feared the guy who I if somebody hits you on the back of your head. And you turned around swing. And you saw with West on south. You pull back. I I love all those stories like I. I was looking through sort of the toughest guys tough iskoe. NBA Player listen. There's a bunch of them and I see west, and some top tens and top fifteen top thirties or whatever you know, Nate Thurmond is on the list in just Rick Rick. Mahorn was definitely a tough guy mcdaniel, yes, good one definitely tough Guy Charles. Oakley Oakley definitely. Well three. It had legendary 'cause I know we're talking about West. But well as had the legendary fight of all time, where they were playing the Lakers in the mid sixties and There was a guy name Rudy. I forget his last name be played for the Lakers and he was, he was considered a a real dirty player, and he did something to well as. During the game and Willis went after him, and the Guy Iran's at a Laker bench, and will basically fought three or four guys on the Laker bench at one time, and they all scattered. Look up the video of it. It's on Youtube. Consider wondering the legendary vice of all time. He has basically wiped out the Lakers. And but they were cut from the same cloth. Seven West they they they were. They were cut from that same intense. Take, prisoners mold and It's interesting when I was talking to West for that story, and I was watching during a practice back. Then you know one or two questions. I asked them was. I bet you wish you had you on that team. You know and he said I think I'd be better if I had willis on that team now I think of Wes unseld I didn't know well. I knew him a little and I hadn't talked to him in probably decades. but he was a lot like Eddie. Murray Personally right very reserved, but but but did he have the same reputation among media members that Eddie Murray had. I don't know if he had the same reputation, but he was pretty unapproachable. In a lot of ways, heritage. Thing what I mean by that is Pity out to outsiders. They didn't know what he was like. The people who he was loyal to who was friends with extreme loyalty. Extreme, Friendship I mean you know.
"wes" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"They had such tremendous respect for each other. I, mean this, this was this. was you know like like two great fighters? You know like being like you know having a friendship that lasted all their lives because of the war they want, and that's it was like with with Willis Reed and Seinfeld, I mean I mean you. You could not I can't think of anyone that I've ever come into contact with those basketball. That doesn't have respect for West on sales, incredible respect for WES unseld. You know for me. You know growing up with you know the bullets of the seventies in remembering, all of those games is really you know among my first memories as a sports fan, certainly the early seventies when the bullets moved from Baltimore to DC and Tommy, I was not a bullets fan when they were a Baltimore team. I don't anything really about the history of the Baltimore, Bolliger. During that you know the the early seventies before Washington actually got an NBA team, you know it was college basketball and I was a huge Maryland basketball fan, and that's all I cared about. It was the Redskins in Maryland basketball that was basically it, and then the bullets moved to DC in seventy three. They were the capital bullets that first year, and I was immediately drawn to them was a huge fan in part tommy, because unlike the caps who were an expansion team. The bullets moved to Washington and they were good. Championship contender and so you know that first year I'll never forget the first year. They were here seventy, three, seventy four. They played the Knicks in the playoffs in a in a seven game series, and they lost in game seven and I remember being crushed by that I'll never forget like I can remember my friend Jon Adkins John. John was a good friend of mine, and we had a sleepover at his house on the night. If game seven and we were both huge bullets, fans and And they lost game seven and the season was over, and it was the next season that the bullets were really good. They won sixty something games. beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Finals than loss to the warriors in four games and one of the biggest upsets in NBA finals history the next year. They lost in seven to Cleveland the year after that. That they lost in sixty Houston and then came seventy, seven, seventy, eight, and I was looking this up before the show started, my memory was that West was much older than he actually was during that championship series, and that's why I guess. I'm surprised that he was only seventy four when he passed away this morning I would have thought that he was older. He was only thirty one years old in that seventy seven seventy eight championship season and by the way he was great during the playoffs. Remember when we had the conversation last week about Elvin Hayes may have been the week before, and I said to you I think one of the reasons that people don't give Elvin Hayes as much credit as maybe he deserves is he wasn't great in the biggest games. In their biggest series and he wasn't, but you know who was west was. Wes always came up big in in game. Seven at Seattle clinging to a two point lead West, who is not a good free throw shooter, you know. I don't know what his numbers were during his career. I'd have to look that up in fact I'm going to look that up right now. I'm just curious. What his free throw shooting his career free throw shooting percentage with sixty three, so not great, but in the seventy seven seventy eight season he was a fifty three point eight percent free throw shooter that stinks. And yet at the end of game seven in Seattle, clinging to a two point lead with twelve seconds to go west, got fouled, he went to the free throw line, and he knocked down. Two free throws to give them a four point lead now needed back then time. He was really one because there wasn't a three point shot, but he knocked down both of them with Elvin Hayes on the bench who had fouled out, he got the MVP, and he deserved the MVP of those NBA finals in then. Beyond that what I remember about Wes unseld is I just remembered this incredibly imposing physical specimen you know and he he was a he was the definition of you know a not talking and letting his play you know, be seen through his actions. He was an actions person, not a not a mouthy person at all. He was one of the most feared players right. You'll remember this more than I. He was one of the most feared players in an NBA era of feared players. No absolutely not the guy that you want it to mess with. You didn't want to trifle with West on so yeah. No No. You know what's interesting in this article that I wrote You know I, you know. I won't read. This phrase called. The the will to win is what throws him and Act West about it. And West talked out and echo call the. City he said competitiveness is something that you can't you can teach. But there are some people who have it and some people who don't intensity. I think that's something you can demand on the court. Otherwise, you're not put on the poor. That's the only way you could look at it. He was intent Oh man. He was intense, but you could never. You didn't notice it based on his demeanor. He had this scowl, but you know he didn't smile much on the court at all, but he was so He was so soft spoken. You know for such a like so I. Don't want to forget this. These these thoughts that I jotted. Jotted down number one greatest outlet pass in the history of the game. That's what he was known for for. Those of you that don't know wes unseld. He West unseld had a signature play a signature thing. It was his out two handed overhead outlet. Pass all right Kevin love impersonated Kevin Kevin. Love's middle name is Wesley is father played with West unseld named him gave him the middle name of. For Wes UNSELD and taught him. Wes unseld to hand over hand outlet pass. He was known for that. He was one of the best screen setters and pick centers in the NBA. He was a very good passing big man. He was a dominant rebounder and was certainly at. Points in his career a big time score as well never. You know a huge score like Elvin. Hayes but His. Rookie year, right and Baltimore. He was the finals MVP and the NBA regular season MVP gets the first. Happened and rookie. And Rookie of the year. Prior. He wasn't the fine, no rookie. Your MVP, my find my fear and. Threat though. We've done but done one other time. A, who? A history I forget who who was. But I mean. That's a rare I. Guess that's what I meant to say. Yeah I meant to say rookie of the year and MVP in the same season that first season in Baltimore, but I wanted to tell this one story that Phil Chenier. And I were talking about when I had phil on the radio show last week or two weeks ago and we were talking about West, and I asked him to talk about West's in Elven in an in and you know what people should remember about him because it was just off of that list Tommy of the ESPN's top seventy four players of all time. West was fifty on that list. Elvin Hayes was forty four and He told the story which I have seen in, and I've heard told before about game. Four of the nineteen seventy five NBA finals, golden state with Rick. Berry, against the Washington bullets, the heavy, prohibitive favorite, just coming off in. Eastern. Conference, finals win over Boston. The bullets were supposed to sweep the warriors. The warriors were surprise team out of the Western Conference, and still to this day and I've mentioned this before I. Think it's the single biggest odds upset in NBA Finals History the bullets. Remember that that that that Golden State team with Clifford Ray. And Jamal will right and the coast was Al adult talk about another tough guy. Well, that's what I was GonNa get, too so the story of the the fourth, and what turned out to be the final game of the seventy four seventy five season, it was played the capital center..
"wes" Discussed on Everything Happens with Kate Bowler
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"wes" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Wes is with us on the card our show high west great thank you let's see you got a question for me about protecting your online self you're also here amidst the miglior for for quite a while with the chrome browser you know would ask if you would like it to save you know a password for you know for something that you're doing online and then over time I've noticed that they added this feature where it looks as though Google chrome will suggest and actually create a password for you yeah there Conway copy dashlane and LastPass and so Google is doing their own version where they will take care of the staff was saying crazy random password for you and you'll have a different one that every website you go to and just like with the last pass financially you of one master password with with chrome and then it with them that they handle the password management for you with every other site you choose to have the manager for you for yeah it's so water or your feelings on that I mean I love it so you think it's it's probably someone a cohort to's through those other services that you had mentioned yeah so with password managers it's all in the execution so we'll see over time how chrome dies but LastPass and dashlane have been great for people because there's no way that we as human beings can effectively manage passwords and remember all of them for every single website we ever go to it's just not humanly possible degree and so that's why I love the password managers and Google was they do is they watch what people are doing other things then they turn around and come up with their own and it is best I know the the chrome password managers completely free yeah I haven't seen anything about a fear anything associated with it so so how is it different so it's great yes of the difference the distinction is that with LastPass and Faslane they both operate on the freemium business model where you get basics for free but if you want more robust stuff you have to pay either monthly or annually for it and so what chrome is done is what they do what Google's done is what they do to upset everybody else in technology they've come along and said Hey this is a great idea here it is for free that's interesting because one of my favorite words isn't it yeah so it and I think it's a wonderful idea because anything you can do to make your online identity safer is a great idea for you protecting yourself and being able to have that for nothing wonderful you're listening to the Clark Howard show this is a commercial announcement newsmax TV is your best source for the latest on the coronavirus story even president trump says he likes newsmax newsmax TV is already the fastest growing cable news channel in America now newsmax is also doing a poll asking Americans if they support president trump's handling of the crisis so take part in newsmax is.
"wes" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
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"wes" Discussed on Checking in with Wes
"Check in with Wes feed because it will no longer be posted to the basement, diaries speed because since I'm taking this hiatus I don't wanna pay for both hosting networks. So it's a financial reason I pay less on the check in with west because I don't post as many upsets sell. I'm keeping this one for now cancelled the other service. But that all the basement dire is upsets are still up there. So you can check them out whenever you want to. I'm just going to renew the storage subscription once I start doing more basement interviews. So yeah, there's the scoop behind that. What else have I been up to? You know, it's been a lot of stuff. I can't really talk about right now not to be coy, but I'm going to be. There are some pieces moving, you know, nothing sentenced stone yet but career-wise there's some pieces moving I have some meetings coming up tomorrow and Tuesday. I'm recording this on Sunday. So hopefully, I'll know about those meetings by the time this episode released like what is going to be next for me? So just a lot of things up in the air. I've been feeling good about my art lately. You know, I feel like stuff is finally sticking to the wall. You know, say you just throw a bunch of stuff out there. See what sticks and finally, I'm getting some good feedback on, you know. Which is a great great feeling. Yeah. I've been. Preparing for vacation to going on vacation next week to Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is that a good? I don't know if that's a good Minnesotan accent. But I'm working on it. I'm working on it. I would love, you know, one of my favourite TV shows is Fargo. I would love to be in that show because of those dialects. I mean, I know it in the next season, he doesn't even take place in Minnesota or Fargo. But. Still be really cool to be in that show because not I don't only like it for the accents, but I also just love the stories because it's just it's there's something so interesting about watching people from the midwest. Who are, you know, on the surface, very polite and have this, like midwest charm to them getting into these, like horrible crime scenarios. I just I love that stuff. But anyway, as a show that's a dream of mine to be on that show. It'd be so cool. So practicing that Minnesotan accent. I know some people from Minnesota. That's why I'm going there. I had said, just my girlfriend's family. Well, they're not from Minnesota from North Dakota Dakota. How's that Dakota North Dakota? I think it's getting there. I listen back to it to see if it's any good by think that's pretty decent gets a pretty decent Minnesotan accent, or North Dakota accent. Okay. I'll, I'll stop. I'll stop with all that. So other than the career thing I've been, you know, playing some Pok Mon. I saw detective Pika chew, and I really, really got me the stall GIC you know, I was thinking back to my childhood and plant Pok Mon, and what that was all about. And I you know, I have some of my memories as child playing video games, which is kinda sad if you think about it, it's like you should have spent more time outside and living in the world. Which, I guess, is a problem with my generation and generations after us is that we're so addicted to technology that it's hard to actually be present in the world, although I will say this, I was outside a lot as a kid as well. I think I really liked how my mom. Put limits on how much we can play video games in the day. It was usually like during the week, we could only play forty five minute periods. And only, I think we could do ninety minutes on the weekend. So I think that's important to set limits for your kids, not that I'm a parent or a parental expert by any means because I'm not I would right now in my life, I, I would do pretty badly with a kid. You know, I say that, but I'm sure if it was something I knew was going to happen hike. If you gave me like months and months to prepare for being a parent, I think I would kick it into gear right now. You know, but if I found out like tomorrow, I'm going to be a parent, I wouldn't be able to do it. I would have I would have to be like. Give the kid to someone else. I don't know give give it someone who can take care of him or her or them. Yeah, I don't know. I can't even fathom having a child the Gary prospect. But sure nobody has real. I mean, may people are some sometimes unabashedly confident and their skills, which is amazing. I would love to have that skill. And maybe they're not maybe it's just a surface thing where they appear to be, but inside, they are still a little bit insecure about it. But, you know, everything takes practice and it takes. Reworking, your mind to be able to come at that task whatever it may be with a confidence in a level of preparedness. Anyway, that's the end of my masterclass on parenting. I know it was a useful time for everybody out there. If you're getting ready to have kids, this is the podcast for you. I would love that a podcast with parenting advice about somebody from somebody who is not apparent. I think I'm onto something there. Do you then people listen to that guys? I think so. I think it would be what, what would it be called child bliss? No, it's a little too simple. What about? No child left behind because it's be like it'd be like a play on words like no.
"wes" Discussed on Checking in with Wes
"Lucky and stumble upon the answer. I mean, you, you can do your work, and you can like decide which suspects. So you think it has. But at the end of the day, your guess is as good as anybody else's. I mean, I guess a Vigili you can eliminate so many categories on there that, you know who it is. But come on have a little spice in your life. Just get guests on the second turn. Boom. Okay. Anyway, we were talking about this, this conversation between myself and nobody has gotten very sidetracked. We're talking about. We were talking about me and then we were talking about clue. Let's get back to me because this podcast is about me. So what else have I been up to world while I've been? Along with applying to jobs. I've started auditioning more, I've, I created a self tape audition for like agencies. Just trying to get my name out there. Slip it under the door be like it's Wesley till furred. What if what if people still did that like they just you just went to like some office, and you just like slid a DVD under their door? This is this is me now that wouldn't fly, I know that wouldn't fly. This is the most convoluted intro to any podcast I've ever had and you'd better back. I'm gonna keep it because this is the quality content that people pay for even though you get it for absolutely free. I'm drinking some coffee right now. So I got some energy going. Okay. So long story short. I have been good just in a very transitional period right now after I finished my class at I oh, I'm trying to figure out what I wanna do. Trying to get a new day job trying to get my name out to agencies all that good stuff. And I think I want to do more stand up comedy as well because I am a riot. All right. That's enough of that Wesley. Okay. I feel like I'm two versions of myself right now, the one version is like, hey, we need to stay on schedule. Get this done and go onto the next thing like a very task oriented person. And then there's the other part of me who's like, oh, just chill out. We'll get to it when we get to. Let's just talk about whatever and people listen to it or they won't I don't know. And I feel like it's been more of the latter personality this intro. But now I'm going to switch over. We're going to get down to brass tacks here and talk about. Moral Orel, like I said it was a show that was on a dull swim from two thousand five to two thousand eight it's a clay animated series brilliant really writing. And let's get into it right now on check. And then with Wes. All right. So I apologize. I if he can hear my sniffling I am sick right now, but I'm still doing this for you guys. So I broke this ended up into chunks. I did the intro yesterday. I'm doing this portion of it today. So hope probably sound a lot better in the intro than I do now, but I'm pushing through it, what we'll do this together. So as I said, we're talking about moral Orel aired on don't swim in two thousand five to two thousand eight price said that way too many times. But it is a very interesting show in the universe of adult swim programming. Adult swim is not my favorite. My favorite network to be perfectly honest, I think, has some issues with its past and, you know, a lot of their shows on their age too. Well, and even now, like I like Rick and Morty a lot. It's a good show, but I hate the phantom surrounding it. And it's like those quote unquote fans who had a problem with season three because they had women writers. They said the content got worse. First of all season three was the best thing. They've done so far. It's amazing. And that's probably large in part because they have women on the staff now. I mean, it also dates back to think like five or six years ago adult swim had zero women on their staff, like no riders on any of the shows were women that is insane to me, like you wouldn't. You wouldn't think to just put like one woman on a show to right? I mean that is insane to me. I mean. I know adult swim is kind of like a boys club thing. But it really shouldn't be. Yeah. Anyway, like, like we don't have too many of those in this world. Anyway. So I got that off my chest. So now we can talk about moral oral moral. Orel is kind of an exception to the rule for me. It's a really funny show, especially in the first season. But then it takes a deep dive into like more dark territories. As it goes on, basically, the show is about a young boy, named oral who always misinterprets lessons from the bible, too comedic facts. Like, for example, he learns that it's a send to be dead because you're not living life to its fullest. So he decides to help all the dead people in the cemetery cemetery by raising them with the Necker NAMA con with a friend of his, I mean like ridiculous is that and that's kind of the formula for the first season as that he misinterpret something in the. Double. He does something ridiculous and the town has to deal with it. By the end of the episode. It always ends with Orrell's dad who brings him into a study and spanks him and tells them that, that's not the right thing to do, but he's a total hypocrite and. Doesn't know what he's talking about. So that's kind of the first season. But then the second season starts to get into darker territory, and it wasn't really until the season two finale that the show really hit its stride, for me, at least, because it really tapped into this leg. Visceral. Drama. I mean it really felt like a play this episode in particular that I'm talking about is called nature. It's a two part episode. It's where Ohrel's dad takes him out on a hunting trip to like tournament to a man. You know, that's kind of his idea of what being a man is going out into the wilderness and killing your own dinner. So he takes them out for this trip. And his dad just drinks the whole time, and you see oral dealing with this feeling of. Yeah. You see or on this trip dealing with. Feelings
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"Section on the basement diaries, pod dot com. If you're new to this podcast in west, it is a part of the basement diaries, which is the podcast that I release on every Tuesday, so go head over to that same web address to check out pages of the diary. And yeah, this is every other Friday but starting June fourteenth. We're going to be doing this every Friday. So look forward to that. This is something I have so much fun with because I love just picking a random topic. And seeing what I can learn about it. So if you all have any suggestions of something you are interested in or want to learn more about let me know, we're on Instagram at check in with west podcast or you can find us on Facebook at the basement diaries. Anything basement diaries related all also answer any checking in with west questions because they're one in the same basically. But yeah that about wraps us up today. Thank you so much for listening. Make sure to subscribe to apple podcast Spotify. Wherever you listen and leave a five star review. If you like what you hear on apple podcasts or Stitcher because it really helps us get to New Year's, you know, we want to as many people as possible listen to this and to keep it going. So thank you so much for listening and stay tuned for the basement diaries this coming Tuesday and checking in with west we'll be back on may seventeenth.
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"Yes. Either way thinks he's like another thing me another thing. I think is interesting right now, we're in the process of cleaning up our apartment. Oh, yeah. And there are some we have some bags on the bad right now. And he's just laying on them cats. Love plastic. Yeah. Do do. You know, why that is? I don't know. I think it might have something to do with like the sound idea. Well, he hates the sound. That's true. Like whenever we shake plastic bag. He's he's out of there. I think that's because it's like startling. But if he like lays laying on a plastic bag in this making the sound making the sound himself so weird. He's like not us thought a normal. He's like he's he's really relaxed a lot of ways but super anxious and fearful well, yeah. That brings me to another thing of like how you can tell by their verbal language like how they're feeling or there. Non verbal nonverbal like. With how they're back when their back is arched that means they are like tents. I haven't no I feel like bandits really good about communicate verbally. He is good. A lot better. A lot of cats. I've met her. He's just like meows. And like, yeah. And he has lanes all day long like distinct meows like I can tell when into meow that he's hungry. Yeah. Versus a meow that he's thirsty. Shang get them and pick them up. So yeah. Bring him in here key. Yes. So she she's going to give bandit here, really quick. Something I just wanted to say really quick while she's getting them. We are going to be starting a patriotic page pretty soon here for checking in with Wes, we're still going to post a couple more free episodes. But after that, if you become a patron on the patriot page, you can donate ten dollars a month and have access to any future. Checking in west episodes. Okay. We're back and bandit is here making his first appearance on the feline behavior episode of checking in with Wes he just woke up so just woke up from a nap. I'm surprised she's down meowing. I know right. Hi, buddy. So can you tell me a little bit about being a cat? No. I'm just keep holding of obviously they'll make make some complaint. Yeah. It usually whenever we pick him. He hates getting picked up. I wonder why that is do you think it's just because he is so heavy just doesn't like being picked? Yeah. But it annoyed by this enough to make. But yeah. He's man. His really struggling right now. Oh, you do it picked up pointing contest. No. This is amazing. He's putting this pawn Clair's Chen right now. Yeah. Listeners. Yeah. So I think we'll do a little recap of what we talked about. So this has been all about feline behavior. It kind of turned into a little bit of a conversation about pets in general. But. I we kind of touched on getting, you know, since we're getting a new cat now and kind of the process of bringing a new cat into a new environment with an existing cat who has already lived here. Oh, we never talked about. Oh, yeah. We so we have been looking for names for new cat. So if anybody has any ideas, let us know. Yeah. Yeah. But I think at the top of our list, we have Buffy Buffy Buffy. What else basil basil the top one? Otis otis. We're yeah. I kind of prefer name star beat band it. I'm kardashian. But what were some of the great ones? I had Cristobal Cristobal Cristobal. Steve Steve after my dad. Oh my God. He would eight I know. So tell him that would be. So my dad is he hates cats like with a passion. Yeah. So you can understand like his love for my mom that further complicates the whole fair cat. He. So he hates cats. They are like his least favorite creature. Yeah. I think because he loves dogs so much and he loves them because they're so Royal and friendly and like cats and say don't give a shit about you. I think it'd be had a pet cat in his home. He would feel differently. I used to be a dog. I don't know. I with him. I don't know he stayed with us for a couple of weeks. That's true. And see. So this is. Banda is just sitting straight up right now implicitly. Yeah. And that is win catch sits straight up like that. That means they're in their like alert goes. Oh, he hurt you leaving. He knew that I was onto him. Yeah. Oh, no. So so then we got into a discussion about feral cats and kind of the differences between feral, domesticated cats. And that brought us to tell you about ended again. And it always comes it always comes back to bed every how he is. The lowest on the totem pole of. Yeah. Aggressive really does a lot for. Okay. So I think I think we're good to wrap this up now. So it's good. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Of course, you know. You know, you're the hardest guests to book, I know a lot of requirements. You know, it's it's hard to get you on. But I'm glad you came on again. If you haven't listened to Clair's episode of the basement diaries, go back and listen to it. It was an early recording. So if I sucked interviewing her apologize. Yeah. I listened back to that. I was like I don't know what I'm saying. A lot of a lot of good stuff to say. That was. Interview on my both of our parts. No. But it's the host job to make the guest feel comfortable got. It was just with me. Yeah. I comfortable. No. But I do think that is a really cute interview though. So go back and listen to it. You only have a little bit to listen to it. Because once this new phase of the basement diaries rolls out. I am going to only have the newer episodes released. So what you'll be able to do with the patriotic page. I mentioned earlier is for five dollars a month. You'll be able to access all the all episodes are pages of the diary. It's just a little way that we can make some money off of this because it's a cash grab is, you know. No, not really, but it would be nice to be able to get some money to buy some new equipment and just I'm spending a lot of time creating this stuff. So it would just be great to see some return from it. So be looking out for the patriots page. Come and soon, you'll still have a few free episodes of checking in with Wests these next, you know, month or so so enjoy it while you can, but you can pay ten dollars a month and still get the new episodes after may. So thank you so much for listening, and I will. See you on Tuesday for the basement diaries.
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"Like, no. And so in that regard. I'm like glass got the death penalty because he escaped from prison twice. Also. It's like this this person should no longer be around. Yeah. And it does. But but it's weird because in the documentary, they also show. People who went to the execution, and they're like holding up signs like kill Ted Bundy, and like so this huge celebration in a way. And I think I think that's kind of weird to entertainment. Yeah. It's like turning this thing that shouldn't be entertainment. And was the thing for a long time where people would gather like in the gallows or whatever. Yeah. It would gather in the town square to like hanging the hanging. Yeah. It was almost their form of television. Yeah. How people like nowadays are are very thrilled about watching serial killer documentaries. Yeah. You know, that it was it was that was their form of entertainment. We did we talk about how Hansel and gretel. Now, we didn't know. So that's. Technically German folklore, but German folklore has Scandinavian folklore has taken a lot of influence from German folklore. They kind of fit into each do original story of Hansel and gretel is like way more fucked up than like the. Chillers into that. We all have come. What is what is the original shades is just I think it's just darker than than when it was it was a way to from what I know is a way to like from for parents to like sort of scare their kids into like never go out there on the forest by yourself or else, which you'll get you and said this witch would like kidnap the kids, and it would lure kids and with with like sweets, and it was the original. I think a story it was is darker in the sense that it was like, it was more it had more horror tendencies behind it. Yeah. And in originated originated from. Pagan a lot of pagan. I guess myths and stories as well. Yeah. Kids will get lured into the into the forest with like with candy this witch where UN and then she would eventually she would like kill them for their souls. Okay. I remember like I have never actually sat down and Radic. The you know. You know, where the folklore comes from. Or what the original story is. But I always remember like the witch putting them in like, a pot of stew something to them up to cook them up and. I guess it wasn't to talk about this it. Yeah. Yeah. Took the kids up kid. Yeah. Yeah. That's what they did. And. It's just a fact are right. And that was the first episode of checking in with west makes her to leave a review on itunes and keep the show going whether it'd be the basement Eire's checking in with west or both just make sure to leave that review on itunes or Stitcher. It will help us out immensely. It'll help us get on the new and noteworthy section, and then, you know, bunch of people discover it, and then I can do this for my day job. So that's the goal. If you have any topics you would like to be heard on the show, please do not hesitate to message us. I wanna get it on the show. The I would love to be able to create these based off of all of your suggestions. So please do that. And make sure to go to our website at the basement diaries, pod dot com. Follow and subscribe. Thank you all so much for listening. And I will see you on Tuesday for the basement diaries.
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"And if you're that fucked up you're going to you're going to use taken advantage, and then kids in and then, you know, go to hell for all the shit. You did for that. But but yeah, I I didn't use to be scared of I don't know if I'm scared of clowns. I just I hate the idea of now the of what they've been turned into. Yeah. And it's it of you know, for people who are trying to make an honest living as clown. Right. Yeah. Like, I don't know if you've seen I know people that we went to school with like circus training. I know I know d- was really into. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And I actually remember she posted something that I really liked about kind of the Stig how there's a stigma against clouds now and how books like it. And you know, now that it's been turned into a movie like that is at the front and center of the culture clowns. And it's like, no, not all clowns are like. Scary makeup and balloons. Okay. So we were talking about clowns. Yes. And how you are a huge clown. I am a huge cloud mice. Burn the year. No. Yeah. I'm a jokester. I'm a clown. We retired. How serial killers are kind of hold themselves. A lot of sirens. Luring luring their victims and to. Their game. And. Specifically like Ted Bundy was this charming figure who is. I mean, I don't know if you saw that documentary. I saw the first episode because it's a series of episodes. Right. Like, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I saw the first episode, and I was like I don't like. I kind of hard to watch. It is hard to watch man. It's fucking in. I think. That this current trend of of serial killers and murderers that are very getting very like popularized. Yeah. No. It's a weird thing to think about. Yeah. Because it's like, you don't you don't wanna give them. And that's what they want the popularity. It's the popularity they want it to be covered so much. So in a way, we're we're kind of submitting to that their desire keeping the Ted bundy's been dad thirty years like if there is an afterlife, he's probably looking on and be like while. Hey, how did he die? He got sentenced to death. He doesn't. That's right. So I think it was the electric chair actually good. I don't know if you believe in the death penalty, I to a certain extent believe in the in the death penalty for people's specifically like that like like, even because you know, if like if they were to get like released after however, many years, I don't think anything would change. Yeah. I go back and forth between it because like there's some instances where I think I'm like is giving somebody the death penalty, really like Justice, and you know, as that. Yeah. And then you get into this whole argument of like who like 'cause I don't really believe. Who you decide? Yeah. Like an eye for an I kind of thing, you know. I don't know if I believe in that. Because also you're spending more money putting them to death. Then you are incarcerating like it costs more money to. You know have lethal injection than it is to. Then it is to imprison them for life. So I think there's a conversation of like while you're wasting resources by just having this because they're going to be in prison anyway. So it's not like they're going to harm anybody anymore. That's through the may harm people in. Yeah. That's. But it's a complicated conversation for sure. Because then it's like there's somebody like Ted Bundy like do they deserve to be alive..
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"Kill them or eat, their souls, whatever they do and that obviously has evolved to like pennywise. Yeah. The fucked up movie, dude, I hate clowns. Which is. Yeah. That's probably that's probably the most popular one of the evil clowns. But I mean, it's everywhere like the killer clouds that people are dressing up as clowns like just Ecksteen. Yeah. Just to like scare the people. Then think you're about to get murdered. What do you think it is about? I mean. Other than its history from like medieval times, because they're these all these creepy image here. Look at this. When I know the listeners can't see, but like, there's creepy cave drawing. Oh, yeah. You can tell from his his grown. He's like he has a human shape and form to him. But he has like no is. Yeah. And he looks very well, very emaciated. So he he looks like part human, but also not from this world either. Yeah. That's creepy. I know a lot of people who have like a legitimate like phobia of clowns. Yeah. And we went to this one. I went with a friend who had this phobia and the haunted house that we went to had this room full of clown. Did they make sign a release form? No, no. He didn't know about our him. Sorry. He didn't know about this room full of clowns. Oh shit. And so we feel like you gotta expect if you're going to haunting. No, there is going to be this roomful because. So he had to he likes started screaming, and he light had to leave like somebody had to ask him out. Oh shit. I met up with them after ferns. Okay. Crying himself to sleep. Yeah. Bringing it back to the Simpsons again. There's this great scene where it always comes back to the sites predicted a lot number history. Really have kind of scary. But there's this great scene where? Bart has a new bed. Like Homer Bill. Ten minutes this like really creepy clown. It's a clown bed. And Bart is like covered up in his blankets like shivering from being scared. And he's like can't sleep cloud will eat me. Yeah. What do you think it is about about about clad? That's kind of what I was trying to get to. It's like, I don't know. 'cause I part of me thinks it may be like the makeup because because what we've learned from clouding like in our theory experiences that. You know form of entertainment and clowns are very attuned to what the audience is doing as well, so yeah. So it very much aware of the audience that they're playing to. Yeah. And that's where a lot of the comedy comes from it as like responding in real time to. What the audience is doing? But then as as we've progressed into this kind of, you know, like more like the Cloyne win like this this makeup and all making like, I think part of it may come from John, wink, AC, actually. Yeah. Because he dressed up as a as a clown for children's birthday parties. And then he would, you know, take them. Molest them and kill them, man. It's fucked up. Yeah. I mean, that's also the that's probably the Lor aspect of it to that. Kids. I mean, John Wayne geisha is kind of like a modern day coin. Yeah. He would he would basically Lewer quote, unquote. Kids because kids growing like as when your kid you like a clown. I liked cloud when I was like clowns. When I was say, you weren't really scared. I wasn't really scared and causing until until I started more like getting more into like interested in like scary, movies and horror thriller movies. And then my view of clowns just kind of became became a skewed because of those. But yeah, with John Wayne gay, see like Laura aspect of like, you know, this is this is someone is something that kids like really find funny..
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"And when we got him he was a little shy. He was you know. Always hiding everywhere and his his I was a little matted, and he wasn't cleaning himself as much. But now he's cleaning himself all the time. He'll be sitting and. In the chair in the corner and held us be. Like that just constantly and. We got him a little a little toy one of those feathered toys where you dangle it in front of him. And he just goes nuts over that thing. So I'm trying I'm trying to really engage his core during that as well. Because he's he's a little tubby. You know, he's he's got a little little extra hanging out there. But it's not a bad thing. He's just he's just living a good life. That's what that means. Now, but we. One point. We were like maybe we should cut back on food a little bit. And then I we really thought about it. And I was like I think we just need to get him a little more exercise. But anyway, this is not a cat podcast. I promise you that. Let's get into this conversation that I had with Dario. If I didn't mention this before Dario kerryon is my guest today, we talk about skin and navien folklore and its influences on modern day horror films. Please enjoy the very first episode of check in with Wes, welcome to check in with Wes a by weekly podcast where I just talk about stuff that interests me. I have a guest with me today. Dario kerryon, the very first guest on the show. Does this mean, I interest, you you do interest me we have very interesting conversations? Yes, we do. You know, you've been on the basement diaries twice. And unfortunately, all three times the recordings haven't worked out because of. I'm an amateur audio engineer or you learn you grow. That's that's the best way. That's the best way to grow is to learn and make mistakes. Yeah. Exactly. I totally agree with you on that. But both the times we had really fascinating conversations don't regret that. Because. No, I don't I don't got to. It's just a shame that we. We're nobody can. Now, we had them. It'll be for our repertoire for our memories. It's exactly. And I think we grew from both those conversations. Yeah. Both ways. Yeah. Mentally, and physically and physical is a lot of physical exercise coversations. But we are here today, and this is different than the basement diaries because the basement diaries all interview somebody and learn about their lives. But in this we pick a specific topic. And we talk for you know, however long we need to. As long as time. We'll let us. Yes. Exactly. And today we are talking about folklore ad. It's how has affected the John RA of horror specifically Scandinavian folklore, but I'm willing to other. Folklore and different cultures. Yeah. There's a lot. You never never never thought of folklore how it has influenced a lot of the horror and thriller kind of. Aspects of movie. Yeah, topics, and it's interesting we were kind of making just a brainstorming list of or films, and a lot of them that we wouldn't initially think would have these inspirations from folklore, whether whether it was a conscious decision by the filmmakers or not. They do have those influences on them one. We were talking about that. We were surprised that did have that influence was creep. You've never seen that movie seeing that she's go watch. And now, it's a it's a great movie. It's basically about this guy who. He makes a Craigslist post. Yeah. Can add an ad on Craigslist have filmmaker come and make the stock memory about him because he's dying of cancer. He wants to leave that that video that documentary film. I fan for his son. Yeah. And so the guy gets there, and they're, you know, they're warning signs. Definitely that this guy may not be the guy that he thought he was, but he's here for the money because it's like a thousand dollars. Absolutely get that. But the guy is super charming. He's super doubt seems to be like pretty. Influential and this guy learns a lot from him..
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"Till furred. That's right. I am that Wes the west from the title of the podcast, no way. Right. So what is checking in with west while if you are following the basement diaries, which you probably are if you're here, the basement diaries is a podcast that I put out every Tuesday where I interview somebody who I know or find interesting, and we just talk about their lives and maybe touch on other subjects too. But what checking in with west will do is it'll cover certain topics that I find interesting, and I will either bring somebody on to talk about it. Or just talk about it to you guys. It's a way for me to step outside of my comfort zone and research topics that I wouldn't normally research so something I'm going to ask for you listeners. Out there is if you have a topic that you really want to learn more about, but you're too lazy to research it or you just have a topic you're really passionate about and what me to talk about it hit us up on social media. And I'll try to get your topic on the show at some point. I think that would be a really fun way to keep you guys in the loop as well. So at the start of each episode, I think been because this is called checking in with Wes. So I do want to have that checking in time with you all so what am I up to you ask? Well, I'm taking this class at IO as I've said multiple times in the basement diaries. But it's you know, it's what's going on in my life. So I guess I have to talk about it. It's it's hard to find the time to write. It's it's hard to sit down and just let yourself be creative without judging yourself. I think I'm pretty good at it. I do think that I have called avai did a space for myself. You know, since I was probably twenty years old. I've been pretty good at that. And just making myself do the work that it takes to be creative because you know, as with other stuff like. Doing tasks like doing dishes and making phone calls and taken care stuff. I'm not that great at all be the first to admit that. But I am really good at just sitting down and make myself right or making myself come up with an idea. That is something I'm pretty good at and I- proud of that have an audition coming up shit. It's coming up quick. It's on Monday Monday, the eighth. So I gotta get that monologue ready. I'm excited though. That's my first edition back. Like, five months. I think because I did a gig. Last year for children's theatre company, and I decided not to continue with them. And that's kind of when I decided to. Do this podcast after concessions was over? And. Yeah, I took a little time off from doing that. But I'm getting back on that horse. And I'm doing that as well. And now we're doing to episodes of the podcast a week. So it's it's a lot to do. But I'm ready for it. Because it's all stuff. I want to be doing a the only trouble is that I still have to work my day job and do all this stuff. Like if I could just do all this stuff and not work a job. I mean that would be the dream. But I'm not gonna I'm happy. Now though like, I'm not be the happiest at my job. But everything outside of my job is great like I have an amazing girlfriend shout at to Clare. She's just so supportive and just as really really help me out to become a better person as well. I think she. Deserves a medal to be honest. So that part of my life is great. We have a cat named bandit. He's. You know, he's a little sassy, but he's really coming into his personality more we've had him for about about a year now..
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"That up in the air so you mentioned wes and you you mentioned earlier in the pre interview here and my question is what are your thoughts on the possibility of any kind of bigfoot activity being tied into this the fact that you listen to squash chronicles assuming you at least give the stories some merit as to the possibility of sasquatch being real i've aleve it's real and so you've you've heard people's in counts of these things do you think there's any possible way that maybe maybe this was i don't know sasquatch activity calling in dear mimicking beer 'cause we hear that you know they do the they can actually mimic sounds and even mimic names and things like that so i mean do you think it's possible that they were calling in a deer and you just kinda heard the whole thing unfold right there before you but it wouldn't explain the the metallic sound unless you give the the the idea merit that sasquatch is alien you know 'cause i've heard that too what are your thoughts on that you know i you know i love his show i listen to you know every episode comes out i'm i'm fascinated by the big foot subject but i've never personally seen one or experienced one i think it'd be really cool to sunday but you know it's kind of i'm a believer i guess you could say like i there's there's gotta be something to everybody you know you can't have so many people with so many similar stories and something not be there you know you can't have that many people that are so motion about these things that happen to them and not be real you know there's some there people are experiencing something out there it was not bigfoot i don't know what it is but as for this i don't think so i don't think you know i don't buy the whole you know ufo's dropping bigfoot saying it's just you know let's let's focus on one mysterious thing before we try to put them all in the same car but i don't know i the only other thing is is that area there's there are a lot of stories a lot there are few stories from that same area where we can't of encounter sasquatch encounters and violent ones i've i heard one that.