35 Burst results for "Weiner"
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"To the great writers who still write for Rolling Stone. In his value system though, like having a bunch of contract writers who are paid well, just clearly, yeah. I wasn't where his head was at. And so he killed that contract, which was already at that point pretty rare to find a deal like that. And I think that the more that basically, I don't know, there's going to be a lot of PR talk about how Patreon and subset kind of quote empower writers and things like that. I think that there's some grain of truth to that. And there's also the same kind of, I don't know, broadly speaking, you can think about one radio had put out in rainbows. And they said, you'll pay us what you want. And people said, oh, this is going to revolutionize things. This is the paradigm. It's like, well, that's radiohead. There's only so many radiohead's who can kind of let people pay what they want for now. And there's only so many mad tie bees. There's only so many Glenn greenwald's kind of in this newsletter moment who are doing well. But I mean, you certainly see, yeah, all these incentives and pressures to when you think about not just contracts getting canceled because I was relatively very fortunate to have a contract like that, even that far into the 2000s. When you just see what magazines and publications are trying to get away with paying people, no wonder you're seeing this mad rush to try and go directly to readers and eke outs and go that way. And the cool thing is, yeah, like $5 a month adds up really fast. You do continue to do magazine features now though. You still work for New York Times Magazine. Are you choosier at this point about what you do because of the newsletter? How do you balance between those two career paths? Yeah, well, I mean, it's so important for me to still do magazine writing and specifically at the Times Magazine I've had a great relationship with my editor. And so that's meaningful for me to kind of keep doing that. Also, it's just like a kind of writing that I really love. I just love being able to yeah, right? 7000 words about Michael men where I hang out with Michael Mann and write how he makes a movie. That's something that the newsletter can't replace. In terms of picking this, I mean, just like on one level, it just in terms of there being only so many hours in the day and the newsletter being fairly demanding. Yeah, like I can't say yes to as much as I used to. So it has to be something that's yeah, I guess both going to feel fun to do, but also have a chance of resonating with people because I think that that's this strange feeling as a writer certainly a magazine writer print magazine writer of publishing these things that you then don't necessarily hear much about and maybe ten years ago there was like this ecosystem that you guys were a big part of on Twitter for kind of creating a feedback machinery for that kind of writing. That's dissipated. So there's this kind of like publishing out into the void sense that obviously you don't get when there's so much feedback of a kind of quote unquote community around a newsletter or something like that. So yeah, when I publish this story now, I mean, there's no guarantee that people are going to care about Michael Mann, but I kind of had the sense and before that was like a Bob Odenkirk story before that was a Seth Rogen story. I'm sort of like people who I'm interested in, but also who I have a sense a lot of other people are interested in too. But yeah, just keeping it real. It's just like, if I'm going to spend three months on a story now, you kind of want to maximize the chances that people are actually going to give it a look. When you do the interviews for blackboards pipeline, you're sort of interviewing celebrities from like two completely different places and viewpoints, voices, I'm curious what doing interviews in kind of the newsletter, voices like, how do you sort of announce to people? It's going to be this kind of an interview, not that kind of an interview. Yeah, right. Like there's this other component to the newsletter that is me interviewing people in the culture sometimes they work in fashion, but sometimes their musicians or actors sometimes it's people I've written profiles about and stayed in touch with and the concept there is essentially they tell me about a special thing they own that has some story behind it, not a mass produced things or memento or a garment or design object. A curio, something else, and they say, here's the story behind this thing. And ideally, it's photogenic because we publish photos. A lot of the voice in those interviews that you're talking about gets added after the fact. I mean, as you can hear, I don't talk the way I write the newsletter. So I kind of conduct the interviews with people the way I'm talking now and then just sort of like make my questions just dial up the spy plane filter in post. Once the interview is over. But yeah, honestly, those interviews are really easy sells to people because it's tell me something about a thing you love that no one's ever going to ask you about. I mean, that's a pretty like quote unquote safe space to invite someone into and they're probably more wary about an interview with The New York Times writer writ large than they are with an interview with a newsletter about something they love, you know? It was really fun, hanging out with you. I wanted to do this interview because I feel like I spend so much time with your voice. I wanted to hang for an hour and very much lived up to what I imagined it could be. So thank you so much. Thank you. That's so cool to hear. And to go out on one final idea, something that I'm pretty careful about trying to not kind of exploit is this notion of the power social relationship that you create when you're writing in the first person often about relatively intimate things and pretty relatively in our case because it's kind of like the intimate thing would be like how I feel about a sweatshirt or something. But yeah, when you create that kind of relationship with people like I'm very careful not to sign off emails like love you guys like I don't love you. I don't know you. That's not actually how love works and there is something that can get so manipulative about that that we see elsewhere, especially when there's like a dollar sign attached to me doing that kind of manipulation. But that's it. It is so nice like whether it's talking to you again and hearing that from you or even just like bumping into people on the sidewalk and talking to them for two seconds like that is cool. It often is fun hangs because people are cool and it's like a paradox at the center of the newsletter is that it is this digital thing. It doesn't exist physically. It's not a series of in person events, right? It is an electronic male newsletter that shows up in people's inboxes and yet one of our big things is like social atomization sucks. Isolation sucks. There are all these kind of like cues in the culture right now that are just telling us stay indoors pay people to bring you shit, bin shit, don't go outside, order everything, order your books or your food or your groceries. We're an extremely like go outside and talk to people digital creation. So the sidewalk encounters are really nice for that too. And podcasts like this are as well. Thanks for having me. Cheers. Thank you.
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Because my face is like pretty prominently displayed on the Instagram feed and sometimes in the newsletters. That's gratifying because like there, it's just kind of like, let's be real, like an ego, but it's like, wow, I feel like a celebrity, someone recognized me more to the point or more valuable. It's like, oh, this thing that we're doing, that can feel weird and feel obscure, is like connecting with people. And so that's just sort of this fun, pleasant anecdotal marker of it. And otherwise, I guess, like, yeah, to be totally real. And this is an absolute true thing about the Patreon model. It's both about needing to share some sort of quote unquote candid feeling version of yourself with people and kind of commodify that. It's also just about the demand, the endless demand for more and more and more. The more you post, the better that is for your bottom line. I couldn't possibly post every day, but if I did, there would be a number of people who would be like, this is too much. I'm out of here. And that's how I would be as a reader, but you'd have more people coming in, right? So just that drive to constantly be thinking about, I got to write the newsletter. I got to write the newsletter doesn't necessarily lend itself to feeling that chill all the time. And I do like feeling pretty chill. I used to feel maybe a little more chill just in terms of kind of like, yeah, I just had this background little gnawing voice just being like, you gotta shovel, you gotta shovel words into that newsletter furnace. Yeah, I think if there's one thing that maybe people like that I was under the mistaken understanding of until I sort of looked at it and definitely I think a lot of people have older generations may not realize is that this generation that maybe would make like YouTube shows or live stream, which seemed like these frivolous pursuits seen in a certain light. It's also just a deep form of like workaholics. To really do that at a top level you're talking about giving up basically your entire life to it. 8 hours a day for a lot of these people. Yeah, and that is right. And that is like so no, I mean, totally. Twitch streamers who are like, they're not only doing it all day, but then there's comments from just like, sometimes just the most sociopathic, angry people, just like just saying shit that's just like floating in your peripheral vision for 8 hours that whole time, oh my God, insane. Yeah, so I'm nowhere near that. Thank God. One thing I've noticed in a few interviews you've done is that you're pretty openly against the idea of revealing how many subscribers the newsletter has. Oh yeah. Tell me about your thinking on that. It's just as simple as like mystique preservation. Yeah, it's just cool to have the thing. I remember when I was working when I got my first job out of school, it was at a music magazine. And if you tell someone, this album sold a 100,000 copies in a week. I don't know. Does that feel like a lot or a little? It's sort of depends, right? A lot now a little bit. And you actually have connections to the music industry. You know that, but it's sort of a man on the street. Might be like, oh my God, what is that Elvis? Who are you talking? A 100,000. And so in part, it's just kind of like the number is not going to, you know, I want us to I want us to feel like usher confessions part two every time we come out in terms of the music in terms of the vibe in terms of the sense of a superstar. Whether you need to know that we sold 1.1 million copies the way that usher confessions did in its first week. No, I don't know. Yeah, I just like any excuse for an usher reference. Is a number ever gonna like equal just the sense of this is like a fun cool thing. No. Well, I think there's like a straight and I'm guilty of this in my own brain, so I'm criticizing myself here. But there's a degree to which when the economics of a business are completely transparent, a bunch of people pay $5 a month. When you ask someone, how many subscribers do you have? You're basically like, will you tell me your yearly salary? Yeah, that's true. Which is a totally socially unacceptable thing to ask in many contexts, but in certain forms of independent like do it yourself business, it becomes the first thing people are interested in in a way is like, what are the economics of this business? Totally. So I think it's a difficult topic because I think it's empowering for people to understand how these things work and that you can build a business for this, like yourself. But I also think it's invasive to assume that everyone who's doing it is like a blank personal checkbook, you know? Right, right, right. Well, now that's interesting. I mean, I could see other newsletter writers being sort of Franken candid about that stuff for us. It's just kind of like, it doesn't really serve any purpose. But again, I don't know if my usher reference was coherent at all, but you know how usher feels. You know how like thinking about usher's music and you know how that feels and knowing that he sold either a 100,000 copies of that record the first week or a million doesn't quite necessarily get at that feeling, right? If any of that makes sense. I found that to be one of the most confusing things about how people write about specifically music, but culture as a business. You'll sometimes read an article that will be like. And his video went viral, and now has over 350,000 plays and I'll be like, that is not viral. That's not viral. And yet, 350,000 is an enormous number. It's an enormous number of people. And absolutely no disrespect to the guy who got the 350,000 plays first, experimental video, or whatever, but we have no sort of collective understanding of scale now and it creates a universe of a lot of smoke and mirrors about how things work. Yeah, yeah. But you know, I will say to kind of bring this back again to the degree that we've got to kind of like 2012 episode 15 versus I don't even know what episode we're on right now. Like reunion together. Over 500 holy moly. And while to like because it's funny, like I was an episode 15 and I was like, I'm on this established podcast. This is great. This thing might last a whole year. Yeah, this is real. But back then, I was still on contract at Rolling Stone. I'm just to talk about to talk about money and sort of like shifting economics because I think that those are worth lingering on a little bit. I had what was in the 90s, 80s and 90s, very common plush deal with Rolling Stone. It was still Jan winner owned it, and he cared about having writers to agree that he would consecrate those relationships with writers with these contracts where there was a lump sum, kind of for the year that was divided by 12 prorated to however many words I owed them. And I would get a check every month in exchange for writing stories for them. A couple years after I moved here, so it would have been like 2016 or 2017 or something. They sold to this new dude, Penske, who doesn't care about writers the same way. It's just not his vision of what is, I don't know, a meaningful way to make a magazine.
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Up, we'll dive into bumble and whether the so called feminist dating app has actually changed the game. And we're looking at the future of dating. Are we all headed to niche apps? Are we going to be using artificial intelligence to find love? Or is the next generation of data is going to give up on apps altogether? Land of the Giants, dating games, follow wherever you listen to hear new episodes every Wednesday. I realized that the sort of substack Patreon era is probably like the most new thing to talk about with people on the show. But I've struggled to talk about it personally because of this show isn't primarily about the economics or business of writing. I think we generally try and talk in a more editorial sense. But I think there's also something distinct editorially in that the bulk of people who jumped from magazine writing into say like the sub stack world. Generally sort of fits into, there's a lot of people writing about politics, about Internet culture, media criticism, and what you've done is kind of different. You've sort of pushed into a niche where there's not an existing similar thing. Which puts you outside of some of that competition for everyone's $5 a month, but also it means it's almost harder to describe, like if you're recommending it to someone, what kind of a thing you're getting, what kind of advice would you have for someone and sort of seeking out a new niche newsletter topic? Boy, if it's hard for you to extrapolate from the two newsletters that show up from blackboards by playing in your inbox every week into some kind of quick elevator pitch description. It's just as hard for me to extrapolate this kind of, I mean, so much of it. Look, this is the thing is there's not necessarily a lot of planning and forethought and bird's eye view shit that goes into making this thing. I mean, one of the things that helps me do it is I'm just sort of I always have been just like a fast rider and you're just doing stuff so quickly and kind of going off reflex. But let's see. I mean, in part, I think that it's like a truism that has demonstrated over and over again that sort of people click on negativity, let's say. You could extrapolate from that and to saying that then sort of stridently expressed political opinions are going to attract readers and they're going to keep reading you whether they're hate reading you or what they're going to keep clicking. I think that at a certain point it was seen that substack was kind of like this almost kind of like outgrowth of Twitter functionally speaking, which was to say the thinking was, oh, you know, like whatever gets people really mad and quote dunking and worked up over Twitter. That's money on the table that can be monetized by actually pointing off the site to sort of longer reckonings with what are essentially kind of like Twitter arguments. There's a kind of, I think, partially fair, probably substantially unfair view of what happens at substack as just kind of like long form Twitter, right? The way that spy plane intervenes in that is one by like when four seasons landscaping company, do you remember this? Like Trump showed up at like for the 24 to 36 hours that everyone was making to four seasons total landscaping jokes. Bypass was a place that did not mention that at all, right? So there's part of it is just like the oasis effect. Just like counter programming by not talking about all this dumb shit that everyone's talking about. But the other thing is actually sort of finding places where sort of cultural criticism and politics can kind of intersect with and open up a discussion of, let's say, vintage t-shirts and like cool vintage t-shirts. I mean, I have like, there's a lot of versions of this that I think we've done over the years, but like just the other day, I published the thing about essentially what we called black pill or cursed garments and pieces of clothing, which are basically just things that feel pretty fucked up and harsh. And yet have a kind of dark semiotically complex alert to them. Like Lockheed Martin sweatshirts, Monsanto caps, Joe camel t-shirts, you know, things that are kind of grody and cursed. And yet sort of thinking about ways in which those might offer, I don't know, opportunities for whatever semiotic play trying to tease through that. So there have been times where it isn't merely this kind of thing bobbing off in its own universe, but sort of finding ways to sort of tie it into some broader programmatic vision of kind of what life is like now and I don't know. So that's where it's sort of like not kind of purely off in its own alternate dimension, but sort of finding ways to create little wormholes into that kind of mode of, let's say, politics writing that obviously we don't do, but we can kind of participate in. That's obviously really, really big on substack. If you look at the biggest newsletters, they're all on the politics side. Yeah, it's funny because I probably am subscribed to 25 of those politics sub stacks, not the paid versions, but the once in a while. And I just haven't opened them. So when you reference connecting it to politics, I sort of actually know which newsletter of yours I read that fulfilled that, I guess. And once you find an audience coming back to the idea of finding people to hang out with every week, whether it's in the podcast or newsletter format, I become interested in other things. I enjoy blackbirds by playing travel recommendations because you've done two pieces of work, which is filter of very specific subset audience and then be like, where would you go out in Tokyo? And that's actually, in some ways, much more valuable to me than anything I could find on the open Internet. I don't know. It is so multifarious and at a certain point, once you've got this, is used at this sort of interconnected internally coherent world that you've built up. You can kind of like, I don't know, trust the spy plane take on some glancing engagement with politics. We'll feel spy plane E the same way that this pipeline take on a used T-shirt would or a high 5 bar in Japan, right? At a certain point, the sensibility kind of becomes its own organizing principle. What has it been like for you personally having this personal voice? It's about your life, you know, like the real person you, not just like the journalist you. How has that changed how you live? Well, not much because, I mean, it's not like we have a set of rules like literally, but I think we have a kind of, I don't know, kind of like an internal sensor of both what people would be interested in knowing about us, but also kind of like what strangers need to know about us. And so in part, you know, another function of the voice is to kind of like wear a bit of a mask and be in a bit of a persona and kind of keep some sense of myself like pretty recognizably for myself, right? I mean, that said in a way that at this point is just basically purely gratifying like it's cool to be back in I moved out to the bay. It's another thing that happened since I talked the last time. I lived in New York then, but to be back in New York and just be walking down the street and have people go bloodborne by playing.
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Kinds of incentives and reasons at a fashion magazine for people, you know, the individuals making that magazine are proceeding from expertise and enthusiasm, but there are all these other things in the business that are just going to manifest in shit that those people don't actually think is cool. Showing up in the pages of their magazine. And so yeah, one clear proposition with a newsletter is just like if it's in here, it's because we like it, right? So that's something that is worth stressing because selling out is an antiquated notion, maybe that's actually like an outdated phrase, maybe selling out is as a kind of thing to pillory and be wary of might be enjoying some kind of qualified comeback. I don't know. Maybe it has been over the last few years, but you know, broadly speaking, anyway, yeah, that's important to us because I think a lot of people might sort of without reading a little bit might assume like, oh yeah, this is just going to be have a bunch of affiliate links. And to be precise, we do, like when we link to eBay, one vintage sweatshirt that we found will often stick in like eBay affiliate links, but that's not like, hey, here's the greatest toaster on the market right now. And we're going to sell 10,000 of these and see a cut off that. It's like 30 cents. I mean, it's interesting because it's not like some form of corruption that I draw the distinction between those two things. They just feel different. Like, yeah. Another choice I notice in the choices you've made around the newsletter is it doesn't seem like you've heavily leaned into selling merch. I think you had a very limited run that one time. There isn't like a, oh, and we're expanding to have a website and there's going to be a spin off about natural wines, like it conveys a lack of expansionist media empire, maneuvering, where small things become unsuccessful, bigger things, being kind of the general trajectory. How do you think about that? Like as it becomes a bigger part of your life over time. Oh yeah, totally. Well, I mean, yeah, we've done a couple, there's one initial T-shirt thing where I made a drawing that ran on some screen prints, t-shirts, and then there was another one, a drop, maybe like a year after that. And that's it limited, like there's no restock, it's not like an internally stocked store. That's nice because, I mean, yeah, it makes dough, which is cool, but also it sort of creates these souvenirs. Of a thing. And in a newsletter that is often about sort of like physical talismans that we sort of imbue with whatever stories or affection or love, it's nice to create sparingly some physical talismans, but that said, yeah, it would just sort of depress us, especially just like, I don't know, there's just so many fucking clothes out there. And we, of course, are excruciatingly familiar with that. And it can be depressing to contemplate the kilotons of like cotton and what went into those just choking choking the supply chains right now. And stores and sale racks and landfills, et cetera. So that we can spiral out. And we are on the side of not doing that. To the other point, yeah, I mean, I'm kind of an idiot generally speaking, but certainly when it comes to questions of finance. But it's like a VC thing, right? It's investors who want to see a certain return on something who are going to encourage something to grow and grow and grow and get as big as it can. And I think from a user end, we all have the experience of encountering a thing that is relatively small that does the thing we like, and that could be an app that could be a podcast that could be a clothing company. Whatever it is, a small thing that does a thing we like. And then we sort of inexorably find ourselves liking that thing less because they start doing a bunch of other things. And not doing the thing we liked as much. And it could be simple as like, oh, I found this pair of jeans from the small brand, and then they get big and something like the denim they use is different. And they don't feel as good. So it's nice to just have something that, and this is about this kind of Patreon substack kind of crowdsource funding model time that we're in now where the proposition is always as simple as people pay $5 a month for it. And it just keeps it so simple. We don't need to think about doing a bunch of other stuff. We also just sort of err on the side of saying no, it's just sort of like how we're disposed. Almost just sort of reflexively. So that's another part of it. Dating apps, whether you're single in a relationship or somewhere in between, you can't get away from them. But what happens when your romantic life is part of a company's bottom line? I'm Lakshmi renda Rajan. And I'm sangeeta Singh Kurtz. We're hosting land of the Giants. 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"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Yeah, I mean, it's so straight up, it flatters the ego to be like, oh, these people like me as opposed to this sort of sober detached the profile I wrote. We could probably pull a lot of different layers of that onion off and think about one layer I'd like to pull off is sort of you said, that wasn't for me. How did you know that wasn't for you? And like, why is blackbird spy plane for you, but including yourself in a magazine story, not for you? Yeah, well, I think it's because specifically when I come to a profile of someone who makes things, which is sort of how I describe because I've done a fair amount of profiles of actors and people in the public eye, but sometimes I've written about people who are pretty obscure. And the sort of common thread is that they're typically pretty good at making a thing. And I like to sort of get in orbit, watch them make it. So whether I'm writing one of those pieces or reading one of them, even if it's with someone, you know, as sort of quote unquote textbook celebrity profiles you'd think, yeah. It's like a Bradley Cooper profile, which I did like years and years ago. Where I proceed from as a reader and a writer is, well, this person is interesting because they're good at doing something, not merely because of sort of celebrity apparatus, though that's necessarily part of it. But for me, the profile's historically that I kind of thrilled to and get a lot out of illuminate something of a creative process. And illuminate something about how things get made and sort of creative puzzles and problems getting work through. And so broadly speaking, that's kind of a cross purposes. If I pick up a piece and I say, okay, let me figure out why Bradley Cooper's is where he's at now. There's a reported piece that will tell you kind of industry stuff. But in terms of a profile of an artist, I want to know when he plays the elephant man on stage, how is he approaching that role? And then how does he bring that thinking into, I don't know, whatever the hangover part three or whatever it is. That's just kind of what I want out of it. I want craft. I want process. And so a writer talking about what they were thinking and the problem they had at the rental car counter on the way to meet him can make for something fun, but it's sort of a cross purposes with my ideal version of what I want out of a profile with someone to make something. Yeah, I identify with certain parts of that, particularly in the feeling sometimes of like, what if there's only one of this. Like, there's a certain threshold of great, but perhaps not like mass media art. And sometimes when I'm reading something like an extended profile, I'm like, this might be it. This might be the only thing I ever learned about this person, and therefore I am sort of looking for a certain density of craft details really. If that's the person we're talking about, and that's very much like you did a profile of Michael Mann that I would sort of file under that. I think that's probably the only profile I've read of Michael Mann. And there's definitely lingering details in my mind about the minutiae of Michael Mann's craft. You said earlier that some people are going to come and just be like, this is for me. When you find someone who it is for them, what kind of a journey are you trying to take people out? What do you go from there in terms of your thinking about the audience? Well, I guess I don't really. And this is a way to kind of like maybe circle back and answer the half of your question that I didn't answer before. It's sort of the question was why not insert yourself into magazine writing and then why do you feel a comfort with the newsletter? I mean, one voice pretends to or performs a degree of authority, which I'm not trying to do with the newsletter. It's held to a slightly less high standard than, yeah, this might be the one definitive profile of Michael Mann. I don't know, it keeps it bloggy, keeps it casual, it keeps it chatty. So I'm not really thinking in any kind of overarching authoritative programmatic way about the journey. I'll bring that person on. It's really kind of like come hang out with someone who's enthusiastic about stuff. And thinks about it more than he probably needs to. And that's it. Come hang out. Ironically, that gives you greater authority because if I read someone's list of like, I don't know, 6 shirts to buy for the Christmas series and it's transparently a piece of branding. I guess maybe even just because I've spent too much time around magazine people. I can see the sequence of publicists and emails that generated this list. Totally. It's a very different thing than reading from the perspective of someone who has a true enthusiasm and passion for something that exceeds my own, but I can identify it with the things that I care about that much. What have you learned about conveying that enthusiasm and conveying those details and what people actually want to hear about what your enthusiastic about? Well, first off, just to hang off something that you just said, like, yeah, I mean, we don't accept gifts. We don't take any money from anyone except for subscribers. And that keeps the kind of proposition very clear in our heads and I think it keeps it pretty clear in readers heads too, that, yeah, I mean, as you said, you don't need to have worked at magazines to essentially, I don't know, conjure up that chain of literal or proverbial like PR emails that led into the 5 t-shirts that we can't stop thinking about type listicles. I mean, anyone now encounters something like that and just like feels like spawn spawn spawn.
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Weiner. Hey, hey, Aaron, how's it going? Okay, so. The last time I talked to you, more than ten years ago. You were mostly a magazine feature writer for places like New York Times Magazine. And you still are, but you are also now running blackbird spy plane, which is one of my favorite newsletters. Oh, thank you. So I guess I'm interested, how did that happen? How did you go from point a to point B? It's almost as though a lot has happened in 11 years, huh? Tell you back to the midway through the Obama administration. Your magazine writer. What made you want to do something on your own? Yeah, it's funny. I had always, you know, going back by some calculations to middle school or even elementary school, sort of cared about clothes and for people who are unfamiliar, blackbird spy plane, this newsletter that you're talking about. I do it with my wife and we call it like a style and culture newsletter, but there's an emphasis on style. And so that's been an interest of mine going back years and years and years. And yet for whatever reason, that was never an interest that I found a way to reconcile or even really wanted to reconcile with what I was writing as a magazine writer. And so during the lockdown, I was unable to do what I normally do with my magazine pieces, which is travel to spend a lot of time in close proximity with people who make things and watch them do that. 99% of the pieces I published, that's how they take shape, and that's how the reporting takes shape. And so having this interest in clothes and style, having all this sort of pent up internal monologuing inside my head, I don't need to set the scene for people spring 2020. Sitting at the kitchen table with Aaron, my wife, who used to be a trend forecaster, now she's a talent scout for the industrial design team at Apple. We both sort of care about this stuff. And we figured, let's try and do this sort of strange newsletter and see if it gets traction. I didn't try to describe it because I felt like I would badly describe the newsletter. And I think if you're hearing fashion and culture, you might be imagining a more zoomed out GQ kind of menswear take. And the newsletter is very much written in your own voice and not a voice that I would have known from your other writing. And I'm curious as you develop that and we're kind of just like, hey, I'm going for it. This is how I'm going to write this. What that process was like, what it's like being edited in that voice if you are indeed edited in that voice? Well, my New York Times Magazine contract writer brain edits my blackbird spy plane brain or tries to and fails. Yeah, well, I mean, I guess again, for people who aren't familiar, one of the things that is sort of immediately apparent is, yeah, the voice and even sort of the styling are sui generis or something. There's a lot of all caps. There's a lot of bolded text. And I think actually even when the writing is pretty quote unquote straightforward or on adorned or normal, just even just seeing bold in all caps like does so much to the brain to kind of clue you in, I don't know. Something untraditional is happening at least relative to the kind of stuff that I write for the times. It's a version of myself. It's a hyperbolic version of myself. And I think it keeps it fun for me. It doesn't feel like a job, you know? Ideally, it keeps it fun for readers. And I think that there actually is this function that I like a lot where X out of ten people coming to it are going to their eyes are going to cross and they're going to say, I'm out no thanks. And that's fine because the Y out of ten who stick around feel that much more in on something. And again, it just makes it feel like a funky special place. The other thing that's just like for me, I guess it sort of helps demarcate in my brain. That I'm shifting tracks. But I mean, it's funny, it just goes to show, like, in New Yorker voice, is its own performed voice. Absolutely. New York Times Magazine is its own performed voice. Absolutely. I mean, and in a way, I'm sort of loath to ask someone like, it feels like asking someone to explain the joke when you ask them to talk about the voice they write in, but no one has ever asked to explain why you wrote in New Yorker feature in New Yorker voice, but I was remarking while I was preparing for this interview on how much of the stuff I consume is kind of like more like hanging out with a friend than it is like being written to what's transmit facts to each other kind of way. And that wasn't true, probably a decade ago as strongly. Well, you know, yeah, it's really interesting. I think this is so, so central to so many changes in media, right? Let's say, since the last time you and I talked, right? Since the last time we did this, and there are certain people who write profiles at the magazines where I where I write profiles, who do a good job connecting with readers by making themselves characters. There's a lot of first person. There's a lot of what I was thinking on my way to Gwyneth Paltrow's house. And what had happened to me two nights before, in my kitchen, and what was on the wall of the kitchen, what my kids said to me on my way to the interview. And that was a mode of profile narrating or writing that wasn't for me personally. But I think that that is certainly like a form of magazine writing that you can sort of see on a continuum with what's happening now, the kind of the hangout with a friend mode, that familiar to us from listening to podcasts or reading blogs and now reading newsletters.
"weiner" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Tell you exactly how long you've been by my side because the guest were this week's show. Was on long form podcast number 15. He is now back, his name is yikes. Yeah. I was like looking it up when I went to email him and then I had to pause for like two weeks to consider the fact that there's a person who was on this show over ten years ago. Just to ponder your own mortality? Just upon her mind mortality, but he's doing something quite different now than he was then. So the guest is Jonah Weiner. He was previously a journalist, probably most notably for the new York Times Magazine. He wrote a story that's always really struck with me about this artist Trevor paglin who takes photos of secret military bases. Anyway, in a career pivot while still doing that kind of writing, he runs a newsletter, which I really enjoy called blackbird spy plane. It is ostensibly about clothes, fashion, but it's a lot more than that. It's also about culture. It's written in a very unique voice. And I think approaches the idea of a community around a newsletter, quite uniquely. And he's also someone I wanted to have on because he's built a real business around this. He has invested a lot of life in it and I think he's taken a different path maybe than some other writers who've moved over from magazine writing to substack and how he approaches it. So great conversation. Well, Aaron, anytime you use the phrase invested a lot of life into it. I know that it's a thing that you're passionate about. That's a metric by which you look at the world. Did they invest their life into it? So I'm looking forward to this one. It's a callback to us investing over one decade in the show, which is shocking, horrifying. And has me wanting to talk to other people who've wasted years of their life. That's pretty hard. We brought to you in partnership with wasted as a strong word. Guys, I just want to apologize for my conduct in this introduction. We're brought to you in partnership with vox media who help us make the show thanks to everyone over at vox. Now here's Aaron with Jonah Weiner.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Expert Chef Andrew Gruel Talks the Left's New Attack on Gas Stoves
"All right, let's go through the list of all the things that the left thinks is toxic. They think masculinity is toxic. They think marriage is toxic, they think Christianity is toxic. And now they have a new one. Oh yeah, they think owning guns is toxic, borders or toxic. They think children being children are toxic, but they got a new one. According to the freak Scott Weiner from California who we have gone into great detail, who he is. He says conservatives are trying to make protecting gas stoves, which are toxic. A culture war issue. Well, look, I don't cook very much, not one of my gift things is to cook. I'm actually awful at it. And but I know from very limited experience that electric stones versus a gas powered stove. It's not even a question. And joining us now is chef Andrew gruel, who is an anti lockdown chef from California, somewhat of a legend, Andrew, welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. All right, Andrew, you are a world class chef, very well respected. I am a layman with these things. The extent of my cooking is something similar to a pyrotechnic experiment, and it doesn't always go well. What is the technical difference between a gas stove and electric stroke? Let's just start there. Why should gas stoves be continued in the culinary tradition of the west? At the very base of this, when I cook with electric, the likelihood I'm going to burn my food is probably a 1000% higher because it takes so long to get the pan up to temperature, but then it also takes so long to get it down that when I do get it up, it keeps getting hotter and hotter and hotter because you can not manipulate heat. I can't just turn it on or off, right? I turn the gas off, it's off. Electric, it's this long slow gradual incline and decline. So you're going to burn your food, which actually burnt food, they say, has carcinogens in it, which could lead to cancer. So they're encouraging you to die.
The Charlie Kirk Show
A New California Law Increases Transgender Danger Nationwide
"There's a very interesting story here that I want to build out. So there's California SB one O 7, which we talk about this bill before. It's SB one O 7. It was passed last year by state senator Scott Weiner, and it just took infect last year. Now, typically, the constitution requires states to give full faith and credit to the acts of other states, including their judicial proceedings. This means, for instance, that if a state demands someone to be extradited for a crime there, another state is supposed to comply. SB one O 7 explicitly ignores this requirement and basically announces that California is a sanctuary state when it comes to transgenderism. To explain further, SB one O 7 says, quote, it is public policy of the state that an out of state arrest warrant for an individual based on violating another state's law against providing receiving or allowing their child to receive gender affirming healthcare. California law enforcement agencies shall not knowingly make or participate in the arrest or participate in any extradition of any individual pursuant to an out of state arrest, warrant for violation of another state's law against providing receiving or allowing a child to receive gender affirming care. There's a lot more to it. But the ramifications are this, suppose there's a state that has banned child mutilation or chemical castration. Then suppose to parents are in a custody battle in the state. Then suppose the parent who loses custody says it's because they wanted their child to undergo a gender transition that the state wouldn't allow. Under this new California law, it stands to reason that this parent could abduct a child, take them to California and say it's for them to receive a gender transition. That's exactly what Jeff younger says he fears. His wife has moved with their son James to California. They're supposed to be a court order that James can not be placed on puberty blockers or receive surgery without Jeff's permission.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Pedophilia Promoted by Balenciaga, the Media, and the Government
"You've got all these things balenciaga walks back, the ad campaign, but only to find out that the person that was responsible that their lead designer at balenciaga is actually somebody that's been photographed holding red babies like blood red babies in her arm. Really disgusting stuff. And, you know, not only that. Listen to this list. We call it the pro Pito lobby. Washington Post in New York Times write rave reviews about a new keto sympathizing play called downstate. Balenciaga glorifies the pedophilia in the new ad campaign, and then you have this story out of California with this state senator named Mark Scott wiener. So if you don't know this name, his name is Scott Weiner. And he has he's the most prolific, he's the most prolific state senator I think in the country. The guy has been massively massively effective at getting basically pro pedophilia laws passed. So there was a viral story yesterday where thousands of these pedophiles convicted pedophiles are getting released onto the streets of California without even serving a year in prison. And it's because he's successfully passed a law that's diminishing the criminal effect of getting convicted of sexualizing or abusing young children. And this Scott Weiner has been photographed at these gay pride parades and different things wearing sort of like S&M type costumes
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
A Recipe for a Hollywood Fight
"Michael viner was the owner of dove publishing. He had a number of decent books that came out in the 90s, the most famous one was you'll never make love in this town again. And when I was dating Jermaine Jackson's ex-wife, Margaret Maldonado. She was working for him at the time, but for Michael viner. And one day she sneaked me in early copy of this salacious book, and no one had seen it yet, Margaret got the proofs and begged me not to show or tell anyone about it. I said, no, no, I won't. I'm not going to write about it. I just want to read it myself, okay? So I go back to the hotel or wherever I was and start reading this book and the proofs and maybe two years ago, I read a couple of the more filthy chapters on this show. The book contains a bunch of stories written by three prostitutes and one actress about this sexual encounters with a bunch of different Hollywood celebrities. There was a Robin and Liza grier, Linda Hammond, and Alexandra daddy. And inside are all these lurid tales of what these girls discovered while having sex with the likes of Nicholson Warren Beatty, Don Henley, Bruce Willis, Robert Evans, John Claude Van Damme, Mickey Rourke, on and on. And a very, very detailed stories. Whether they're all true or not, I don't know. It's just the horrors point of view. So my jaw was on the floor when I started reading this. A couple of days later, I'm at Evans house for one of his great get togethers. Robert Shapiro, Geraldo Rivera, Jacqueline bessette, Beverly Johnson, Neil sedaka, a lot of luminaries in addition to the dynamic to all of Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, who are always at Evans house back in the 90s, and now I have all this information inside me bursting out and I don't know that Jack Warren and bob know about this. And then my eyes couldn't believe what I was seeing. The publisher Michael Weiner walks into the party. And he lived a few doors down from heaven, so it kind of made sense, but I know all this information from the book he published and I grabbed Margaret and I go, what the fuck is he doing here? She's like, what's the big deal? I go, he's publishing a book about what a few hookers have to say about a few of the men at this party. But balls on this guy,
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Kris Jenner Prostitutes Her Daughter for Playboy
"The other day, I see this beautiful picture of Kim Kardashian when she posed for Playboy. I mean, just beautiful. Black and white pick, she's laying on her tummy, her ass is up and I mean, she look gorgeous. It was a few months after her sex tape was leaked back in 2007. And the article it turns out was about the fact that her mom was so fine with this and Kim was so easy to take off her clothes when the shoot didn't call for that. I mean, she's stripped down through a birthday suit and the guy photographed it. It was like, oh, we don't even need. We don't need what Steven waito, who's shot the best of everybody. He's like, no, middle aged. It's okay. Stephen Wayne is shoot from that shot. From that show, that fall, whatever the hell, it shows her looking sultry, she did a great job of, you know, posing, you know, like, it's like she was a model beforehand. But she looked fantastic. So recently, it came up on her show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and she talked about it, and basically, Steven Weiner says that her mother wanted Kim to do Playboy to promote the show. Okay, but at that point, the only thing she was known for was the sex tape. And then Chris Jenner's reaction to her daughter's work, you're doing amazing sweetie. Oh my God, that went viral and became its own mean. Kris Jenner even tried to all she did. She filed to have that catch phrase trademarked.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
We Only Learned About Hillary's Emails Because of Anthony Weiner
"Remember, the only reason recall that the only reason the FBI ended up knowing about this private email server was because of uma Aberdeen's husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, the pedophile. I mean, this, you can not make this stuff up. Then there was this IT specialist. Brian pagliano. He's the one that hooked up the email server. The private email server took them several months to do so. And now Hillary has some history with this guy because she kicked off her State Department career back in foggy bottom. This was in January of 2009 with the private Apple server at the time. Then she switched a packed lianos handcrafted server in the in March of 2009. And then uma Aberdeen later told the FBI, hey, she didn't know anything about that one. Unbelievable. Hillary Clinton even lied to Barack Obama. She even lied to the achieving lie to the State Department IT team. This lady was unbelievable. Unbelievable. Her server, her server, was kept in the basement of her chappaqua, New York home. You guys may remember that. But really, or at least she said that. But really, the server was stored at a Clinton own office and midtown Manhattan where it shared physical space with, guess what? The Clinton foundation.
Donald Trump Jr.: I Hope People See This Injustice
"Know whether it's Hillary Clinton Anthony Weiner whether it's the Epstein documents whether it's the total coincidence I'm sure that the magistrate that signed off on the warrant was Epstein's lawyer and Obama appointee this is Warren just magically got on his desk Total coincidence marked nothing to see here But I think if anyone's been watching for the last few years you realize there is no more coincidence anymore All of this stuff is very heavily orchestrated when they lose control of the narrative which they've been doing a lot lately on the other side because it's so ridiculous if you were a screenwriter in Hollywood writing an action movie you couldn't come up with something insane or stupid They do what they've done for the last few or years which is selectively leaked to the media little tidbits that are end up being disproven in lies like the lie that they didn't in fact confiscate his passports which they did or the lies about the nuclear codes or whatever else Donald Trump supposedly had In the documents that Mar-a-Lago it never ends but I truly hope that in terms of driving people to get out and vote and to overwhelm whatever nonsense they're going to throw at us I hope that people are seeing this injustice and it's motivating them to understand that we've lost control of our country The bureaucrats are running things They've weaponized every aspect of our government against the people that would push back against that And that's a very scary proposition And I think we're seeing that play out before our very eyes
Bob and Sheri
"weiner" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"There we go. This is all Jason's fault. I keep him at good here. You know. Just keep let me be your coach. Just find us focus breathe. Focus on whose fault this is Jason did this to you? Jason did this to you. Oh, he wants it all the time. Oh my God. Are you all right? Oh, baby. Are you all right? Oh yeah. Doing better. Cleansing breath, cleansing breath. Let's hear it for our ladies and gentlemen. Our first contraction on the air and the bob and Sharon show. It'll be on our new CD. Shelley. Shelley's contraction. Bob and cherry with what fathers really want for Father's Day. I'm finally going to give my dad what he's always wanted, a nap. Well, that and meet me like that. Just submit a picture of the father in your life and the best advice he ever gave you on the contest tab at bob and cherry dot com. Winners will get a Tong master barbecue apron. A $50 Visa gift card for me and the book of bob. Meet my dad. From bobbin sherry. Bring whatever you drink and celebrate happy hour, Thursdays at 7 p.m. eastern. Live on the bobbin cherry Facebook page. Ask Amy as an advice column by Amy Dickinson and we had her on the show. I guess about a year or so ago, she's very personable and she is carried by the Chicago Tribune. And because we had Iran evidently I'm on her mailing list or something and I get some of her stuff. So here is something that was sent to me with asking me that showed up in the Chicago Tribune. Dear Amy, many years ago, I was married to Annie for about ten years. Our divorce was amicable and since we had no children, we have not had any contacts since our divorce. A couple of years after my divorce, I met and married B we have been married now for over 30 years. I have an album of photographs, this album consists of childhood photos, photos of my parents, siblings, and me through high school and college. The album includes you knew this was coming. The album includes three photos of Annie. Nothing suggestive or racy. These are just reminders of the good times from my youth. B strenuously objects to me keeping the photos of Annie and wants me to destroy them. While I think they're harmless souvenirs of my life and that destroying them is an irrational attempt to ease the past. Am I nuts signed Charlie? So we're going to discuss this, but I'll just tell you a very, very briefly. I'm not going to read the whole thing. Dear Charlie, you sound like a perfectly normal person with a normal task at the risk of angering your wife. It would be thoughtful for you to scan your copy of these photos and send them to Annie, I think that anyone would enjoy a reminder of the past. And meet with your wife with the understanding that this was your youth and that it's inappropriate for you to throw them out. Good luck. It's ridiculous. That is just absolutely ridiculous. I have a couple of photographs of me with X's. I mean, very few, just a couple. I don't even know where they are right now. And they were lovely, lovely people. And if Mary saw them, she would do it anyway if we do, look at it. And no matter how beautiful they are, criticize them. And I understand that, you know? I get that whole thing. I just don't understand somebody that would make someone do that. To get into somebody else's life as deeply as that. I wouldn't here's why I would never ask you as my man to destroy those photos. Because I would not want to reveal my insecurity and jealousy to you. Oh, that's good. You know what I mean? I might be feeling it, but you've got to have your dignity and I would not want you to know that I was that insecure in that jealous. You know what was interesting on a side note reading that letter that he was married to Annie for ten years. They had no kids. And they had no contact over the past ten years. Now, on the one hand, it's understandable, right? We're not a family anymore. We didn't have children. Why would I be contacting you? But isn't it an interesting thing about our lives that we would be with someone for a substantial period of time in this person's case? And then all of a sudden, they're gone, never to be seen again. Never to be known again. I have zero contact with my first husband. I haven't laid eyes on him. I can't even tell you how long it's been. We didn't have kids together. He doesn't live in. This breakup. This breakup was more amicable than yours, I think, though. It's just interesting that let's say, let's say he lives to be a hundred years old. That's 10% of his life with this with this woman. And it's like she was a dream. You know? It didn't really happen. It was like a dream of ten years. You just made me realize something that I've never thought about. That has never occurred to me. And that is, you know how, like, when someone, you've been in a relationship with someone. And then it ends and they become just somebody you used to know, right? Like the song says. Years go by, blah, blah, blah. And then one day you decide, well, let me take a look at him or her. Maybe you find them on Facebook, for example. They've got a social media presence. And you kind of look around and you go, oh, that's who he is, or that's who she is today. Blah, blah, blah. But a lot of times, these people disappear and women's names change. And you can't hunt them down. I just realized that if my ex and his new woman wanted to, I can't hide. Oh no, that's impossible. Forever. No. Wow. That's never occurred to me. That has never occurred to me until this very moment. One that anybody want to watch. I'm sorry to bring you this discomfort. But that is the truth, yeah. I never thought of it because it never occurred to me that anybody would want to go looking. But boy, if you wanted to, here we are, bob. Here we are. So every one of those every one of those girls whose hearts you broke back in the day, you know, the crispy crunchy candy cookie, kooky, whatever. They all like can pull your stuff up and go look at what got away. Look at that. And then have a good laugh. Yeah, yeah, that's true. Hey, thank you so much for listening to the bob and cherry podcast and the bob and sherry podcast. We would love if you would subscribe, rate and review and share it with a friend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wherever you go, and thank you again for listening. You love Lala canton on Vanderpump rules. Now get to know her on give them Lala. With her assistant chess. Normal people don't write negative comments on people's Instagram. Right, they don't have to listen to this podcast. They don't have to buy tickets to come see my show. No one's forcing them to do anything. They're doing it because there's something that they relate to in me and I relate to in them. That sends chills all up my body. Yes, give them Lala. Listen wherever you get your podcasts..
Bob and Sheri
"weiner" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Expressions on my face when I taught. Love you guys. Yo, I have heard I have heard of some things, but when your husband complains that your face is too expressive, what is she supposed to do with that? What are you? Are you so she has an expressive lively enthusiastic face and he's got an issue with that. You can't please people sometimes, no matter what. Can I just say in her defense, she had the same face when they were dating, or before they even met. That's her face, those are her expressions, but you knew that when you put a ring on it. I guess he just got tired of that, expressive face, and it's not like she's, you know, something out of a crystal roger rabbit. But she's just a human being. Y'all love is hard. It is hard being a person in this world. It's bob and cherry. Well, this is odd. I decidedly odd. It's the bob and sherry off air podcast called the odd cast with stuff we wouldn't couldn't or shouldn't do on the regular show. True crime time, with wrong never felt so right, a murder novelist actually murders her husband. I listen to you on the way to work in the podcast on the way home from work every day. Aren't you sweet? Thank you. The off air bob and cherry podcast called the odd cast download it now at bob and sherry dot com with the free bobbin sherry app or wherever you get your podcasts. Sign up for our newsletter, we never spam you. Never did get bobbin cherry exclusives just go to bob and sherry dot com. We are running our annual meet my dad Father's Day contest right now if bob and sherry dot com, because we believe in celebrating Father's Day, you know, not just forgetting it till the last minute. We want you to tell us the best advice your dad ever gave you. Now, sometimes your dad's best advice sounds kinda crazy. Goofy, but it ended up being the one that stuck with you, share a picture of your dad, tell us that best advice posted at BOB AND SHR I dot com and you could win a tongue master barbecue grilling apron for your dad, plus a Visa gift card and a copy of the book of bob. Do it right now. At BOB, AND, SH, RI dot com, and heads up everybody Father's Day is this Sunday, so now's the time to get that card in the mail. Thank you sherry. Thank you very much. Breaking news out of Arkansas, I'd like to share with the nation right now. Fearing contaminated water may have entered the city's distribution center, the Arkansas Department of Health has issued a boil your water notice for the town of wiener. According to the news release, the utter effects, the entire wiener waterworks system. Wait, wait, wait, you guys, why does wiener water work sound like a splash park at Myrtle Beach or Orlando? Come on. You know, I don't have much more about wiener water works, but when I read it and I'm glad you reacted that way, I just had to, I had to be able to say it out loud. It works. Has Tony contacted Arkansas. He has bob. Yes. Yeah, wiener one O 1.5. But they want to be local. Yeah. They want to be local. They're the voice and choice of greater wiener. They carry high school football every Friday night. The fighting wiener warriors. And so yeah, there's just no place for us there, bob. I guess if you're a woman, you start crying and your husband might say, turn off the wiener water works. Wiener one O 7, wiener one O 7. I think we actually work for a wiener one O 7 at one time. What do you think their mascot is at wiener one O 7? If it's not a cartoon hot dog with a sports Jersey, then I don't even want to name Frank. Yeah. You know, I don't think it is. You know what I think it is, based on our experience, it's a hamburger. It could be. They could be the hot dogs, you know? The wiener high school hot dogs. What a great name to collectively call the jocks, right? But a wiener hot dogs. Hey, the winter hot dogs are going to be at the opening of the new Wendy's. You know what? I'm just going to just for joke because I know that they're going to end up being like the rams or the Patriots. Let me look up Weiner Arkansas. Arkansas. High school. This comes from a KA IT. I guess that's a TV station in wiener. They have, okay, Weiner high school, here we go. Wiener Arkansas, please tell me the name of the team come on, give it to me. Through the Cardinals. That is such a stupid thing to do. You know, you know, Yuma, where all those famous cowboy criminals work, their high school is the team is what? The criminals. The criminals. The criminals. Because they have a sense of humor. The card was for crying out. You knew you were going to be disappointed. I know. That's like that radio station we were on. K, DOG. The spot. The spot. Hello. Have y'all and I remember having the conversation we were like, have y'all ever thought of being K dog and they were like, where'd you get that? Yeah, no, never. That doesn't make any sense. All right. Straight ahead, the whole world's getting rickrolled. This summer and we've got the details. It's bob and cherry. Can you believe this is sponsored by fabric parents? Cross off life insurance from your to do list today with affordable term life insurance from fabric. Fabric's policy started less than a dollar a day. Protect your family from the unexpected. Apply now risk free at meat fabric dot com slash bobbin sherry. You read it once. I don't believe that. And then you read it again. I can't believe this. It's bob and cherries. I believe this. I believe this. The legend himself Rick Ashley is about to rickroll the entire world. They're going out on tour doing kind of a whole 80s celebration going out on tour this summer. He was on Good Morning America a couple of days ago. Talking about the tour. And Rick astley has the greatest sense of humor about this bizarre phenomenon that goes all the way back to 2006 when a user on the 4chan website linked Rick the video for never gonna give you up. To what was supposed to be a trailer for Grand Theft Auto four, the video game, that was the first rickroll. That was the beginning of rickrolling, and it's been going strong ever since. It's 2022, and people still will try to Rick roll you. So let's hear from Rick astley himself on Good Morning America. For 35 years, it's been Rick astley's calling card. That record just won't. Die. There have been times you wanted it. No, no, no, no, I'm kind of joking in that way, but I can imagine some people want it to die. The video of his 1987 smash has been viewed more than 1.2 billion times. I've got a very special relationship with that song. It's been unbelievably good to me and keeps being good to me. Ashley is singing it again this summer on the mixtape tour. Crossing the country with new kids on the block, salt and pepper and en Vogue. And then.
Bob and Sheri
"weiner" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
Bob and Sheri
"weiner" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"A talk. Talk back with the free bob and cherry app. I'm Hilton Head Island, which is a big tourist destination, especially every summer. There's a woman that locals know as the trash lady. And she is an attractive woman. She, from what I've been told, appears to be in her late 50s, and she walks throughout the island on paths and by the side of the road, carrying a shopping bag, and she has on a brightly colored vest that's orange, so that she spotted. And she picks up trash, and she does this evidently 5 days a week. She lives on Hilton Head Island in a very exclusive area. But this is her gift. And everyone knows who she is, I'm told. But they've never really met her, but they go, oh, I saw the trash lady the other day. She was over in this part of the island. It's just her gift to where she lives, because when you get tourists or you get a lot of construction going on, there's going to be beer cans and all this cigarette butts and everything. And she just leans down and picks this trash up. Now, compare her to this article that I just read about tourism in Europe today. Americans and people from all over the world are going to these famous sites in Europe and some of them are not behaving well. At American tourists caused about $25,000 worth of damage after hurling her electric scooter down Rome's famous Spanish steps. The Spanish steps are at Unesco World Heritage Site. They've been there 500 years. They're made out of marble. The incident was filmed by a passerby and police later caught up with the 28 year old and find her and her 29 year old traveling companion about $600. They've been banned from returning to the famous monument and the incident came two weeks after a visit listened to this, a visitor from Saudi Arabia drove a Maserati down the flight of steps at the Spanish steps. Pretending that he was in Fast & Furious. He took on this world renowned architectural marvel. He took a car and drove it down so he could have one of his friends film it as he went down with their phone. Tourist numbers in the Italian capital have returned to pre-pandemic levels. Intense crowds in April, two Dutch visitors were fined $1500 for stepping into the trevi fountain, which is in a bunch of movies. A few days before, a 39 year old Argentina man, Argentine man, broke the strict no fly zone after crashing a drone into the roof of a prominent monument in Rome. He had been flying his drone when he lost control of the device and sent it crashing through the roof of the building, a 15th century building, where the fascist dictator Mussolini delivered some of his most famous speeches. Such incidents are not exclusive to Rome, a week earlier, to Mexican tourists crash their drone into the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Venice is also a popular target for badly behaved tourists. Police renewed their crackdown on uncouth visitors saying that the return of tourism has coincided with signs of urban degradation. I think we all know what those guys are doing in the streets and in the waterways of the Grand Canal. Also, somebody was arrested for in the Grand Canal, which obviously feeds into Venice, going through it with a stand up paddle board. Along with two German women who went in front of a Catholic Church and sunbathed topless. You can't suddenly a topless in front of the church. You just can't do it. So, you know, tourists are back. And I know our audience would not do anything like this. We have good people listening. But you know, if you're traveling with somebody who's kind of a moron, please point out that people live in these places and everybody wants to enjoy them. Stop going topless and driving your car down the down the steps. It's just so long. How much of this do you think is alcohol and how much of it is you think people have been shot up in their houses and have lost their minds? I think it's a third alcohol. It's a third being shut up and they've lost their minds and it's a third there are a certain amount of people who go somewhere and whether it's Myrtle Beach, whether it's Venice, California, wherever it may be, and they behave so poorly. I was in grandfather mountain, which is in the Appalachia mountain Smoky Mountains. And it's a view that is like 50 miles long, it's gorgeous, all these beautiful mountains. And I watched this guy open up, take the last cigarette out of the cigarette pack, light it, and then throw the pack on the ground. And it's one of the most beautiful places in eastern America. And I said, what are you doing? You know, and now you're this far from the fist fight. I just, I think some people are just really crude. It's just ignorant. You know what? That's just wondering and selfish is what that is. Good for you for being little ranger Rick and going after that litter bug. And I'm glad that he didn't clock you. 'cause you know what? That's the world we live in now. When you get decked. We're on the news is next it's bobbing cherry. Check this out. We never seem to run out. Out of my way, you're more on morons in the news with bob and sharing. Newspapers are still very important to us in the United States because I think newspaper reporters do the majority of investigative reported in this country far more than in other media sources. So when you have a newspaper job, you got to hang on to it. You've got to behave yourself and really work hard because it's harder and harder for a newspaper to make money. So when you get a newspaper job, you've got to really work hard and when you get a big one. That's very special. A big one like The Washington Post. The post has suspended reporter David weigel for one month without pay for tweeting a sexist joke..
Man Shopping with Stacie
"weiner" Discussed on Man Shopping with Stacie
"Like really like i think that's fair. It's not you're not putting her down your coal weiner out on our bullshit. That's bullshit and i mean part of what i talk about too is owning who are like embrace you embrace the forty three year old. Not even five foot to you. I don't lie about my height about my age. I don't lie about my occupation or whatever like easier said than done for some people but it's obviously a confidence issue and if there was one message i get across. It's like not only. Should you feel confident in yourself and happy with who you are. And what brought you to this point. And what brought your body or your face to this point or whatever that's obviously a clear message but it's also like don't you want to be with someone who loves you for that like i talk about it all the time like i typically like. If i'm chatting with a guy. I will make a point to send photos of me with no makeup on like for real lake me drinking coffee. You still like me. Because i look a little different than i did last night. Because that's real. And i wash my face every single night before i go to bed and if i which i have gone on a date i date second date whatever and have sex with a guy and they're sleeping at my house or i'm sleeping at their house. You better fucking believe. I wash my face before. I go to bed and they see me and the next morning and if they don't like me and obviously they're not my person but i think it's completely fair if you go on a date with someone man or woman and they are not as they appear or you catch them in a lie that they're older or younger or whatever then you expect them to be because that does go and both directions. I think it's completely fair. Not in a rude wage. But just to be like i mean. I'm a little surprised or whatever disappointed. I don't maybe disappoint is not a good word. But you know what i'm saying but i don't hear that from women i don't hear it ever. I don't think from women that they've been like catfish surprised. You've got a story. Do you want to share it now. Okay so it does happen. I feel like women too. And i'm talking in generalities. I think women do more research. I think most women will try to look up different sources and men. Don't and i've heard a lot of stories from men not only just like they don't look appear like how they said or i thought but like they don't know that where where woman works or what. She does for a job or that she has kids or doesn't have kids or is or isn't married still or whatever and i feel like a lot of women maybe it's like dirtyjohn or whatever you know what i mean true crime stories or whatever. We're a little bit more skeptical. And a little trusting. I think by nature. Anyone have anything to contribute to.
Louder With Crowder
"weiner" Discussed on Louder With Crowder
"I remember tweeting that so we try to turn it into a verb discredit andrew and they were complicit people at fox news and the right to the point where andrew said look. Look i have the pictures from anthony. I have the pictures from anthony weiner. I'd rather not released them as to not destroy his family publicly. But you have to stop raking my name through the mud. I remember him saying and they kept saying lies. Lies lies anthony. Weiner anthony weiner was holding a press conference. I think it was at the army. I don't remember it was there. It was on c. span..
"weiner" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"Those types of people emerge the people that are more open minded and like you were saying sandy. Our whole becca greatbatch. Because there might be a certain. Like i was looking at the feed the comment on yours and i think the woman was like five. Two in the man was like five eight. And i'm like wait. What like this now. It was so absurd. But it's like there are those people and you know what we always say to. It's like we can only meet people where they are like. You can provide all the education and support but it does kind of take it for you. Individually have it click and i think coming out of this pandemic. We're going to be able to the people who have done. The work are going to be able to really clearly see others that have also somebody posted. The prince was five three week. Let's get a clo- here perspective. Yeah day it's it's never about high and it's never about weight it's about it's about our own self judgment really and i think we can bring more self love into the picture and self more than south lots self compassion we start to blur the lines of where we used to think things were important. I mean you know economics. I just finished reading Make the move with john. Berger and he talks about dating across classes you know that used to be used to think only white collar khun date white collar noodles. You have to have a college degree. If i have a colleague. That was one of the things as i started. Coaching was like e. You look at people with a phd is being smart. A lot of them are not honestly. And you're overlooking all these people without college degrees who are brilliant. You know how many people have been successful entrepreneurs and have done amazing things without a college degree and so we put these little parameters around people to help us. Stay safe and feel like we're going to get a guarantee..
"weiner" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"The dateable podcast is an insider's look into modern dating at the huffington post calls one of the top ten podcast about love and sex on each episode. We'll talk about everything from sex parties. To sex droughts date fails diaper fetishes. And i moves to first loves. I'm your host. You issue former. Dating coach turned dating sociologists. You also hear from my co host and producer. Julie craft check as we explore this crazy dateable world. Hello lovely people. Welcome to another episode of dateable. A podcast that is all about modern dating and how we can navigate through mater. Dating together by dissecting people's motives ally. They do the things they do and why they say the things that they say. Oh when it comes to dating and of course our own motives we gotta take accountability for ourselves to part of personal development. It's more fun blaming other people though. Of course right. I think that's the first thing you do. Fight or flight so we go through phases. Dating is not supposed to be completely smooth sailing because we would have just all found. Our people by now and dating apps would not exist. The dating industry would not exist wrong calms with certainly not exist if the juice worth the squeeze right. Oh i just heard that the other day was like kinda dirty. 'cause it's just so i just visually see it and i almost feel it. It's the jews were squeeze. How hard are we seizing. Speaking of squeezing. I had my first mammogram because once you turn forty you start getting mammograms julie. This is what happens. I'm not sure if you knew the i do not know. I did not know that. I love how that is the transition to squeeze not a sexual squeeze. No this is an medical squeeze..
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Heinz Petitions for Equality in Hot Dogs and Buns Packages
"Okay, work. And a well known ketchup makers proposed an end to a perpetual problem. That's perplexed people who who love love love hot hot hot dogs. dogs. dogs. The The The Heinz Heinz Heinz petition petition petition on on on change change change dot dot dot org org org asks asks asks why why why Weiner's Weiner's Weiner's come come come in in in packs packs packs of of of 10 10 10 win. win. win. Dog Dog buns buns come come in in packs packs of of eight. eight. Heinz Heinz is is calling calling on on big big bun bun and and big big winner winner companies companies to to fix fix the the hot hot dog dog mismatch mismatch once once and and for for all. all. So So far far more more than than 10,000 10,000 people people have have signed signed the the petition. petition.
Medical Device Success - Your Success is Our Mission!
"weiner" Discussed on Medical Device Success - Your Success is Our Mission!
"Welcome to the program and for those many of you. That are returning. Thanks for being so supportive and coming back. Today's episode called the impact of health research and economics on med tech market access. And success in to help us with that. Today is april's embelli weiner phd and also the ceo of ti health research and economics. I know that title is along one but every word of it is important. So i'm just going to repeat it. The impact of health research an economics on med tech market access and success. April says evidence is your flywheel the right evidence powers you through the regulatory process and aligns this process and you're claims with your value propositions across stakeholders and then onto your product launch another long sentence but not understanding. This is where many med tech fail. This is a fascinating discussion. Because april reveals the possibility that there are two additional chasms that we must contend with as if the chasm early adopters and the early majority isn't enough if you are med tech leader or aspire to be a leader. You need to understand what april and i talk about today. April is a great teacher and problem solver. If you don't mind. I'm going to be my own sponsor today as many of you know i am also the host of the med tech leaders community. Some of you are members of the community. This is where med tech leaders mangled to.
"weiner" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"Grow unless unless you're really opened with that person and say that i can't continue miss you open up more and maybe maybe we need to go to therapy together. I had a client who asked her boyfriend go to therapy. And or even just do a couple's weekend or do something and he's just said no not doing any variety. She walked away right. But at least you like try than that because search How you phrased to about like i like it. Came from like yourself not like you were doing something wrong. Like you brought the un later to have it as a collaborative conversation. But it didn't start with you. And i think i've read a lot of communication books in like how to phrase it. I think this starting with your own feelings is a really good way that makes people not react on the defensive. Absolutely and here's a little tip about talking about your feelings. If you say. I feel that or feel like you're not stating a feeling stating an opinion so i feel like he. You didn't come to dinner on time. Basically you just turned into an icy and people do it all the time. I can't you feel about that. Well i felt that he really didn't treat me. Well that's why most people talk like that. They're using the feel word and so they think it's feelings so we get stay right so catching yourself. I love that though. Because i mean i never stopped to think about it and like i said. I've read a lot of books about the stuff that i think you're right. Let people could fall into the trap of like that. I am saying feel really doing that instead of getting to the deeper root of like what is it that i'm feeling feeling insecure. Feeling like i dunno. Whatever you're feeling that it's so good rule of thumb is. If you start a sentence with i feel it needs to end with a feeling yes. I've definitely been guilty of. This is stuff. Like i feel like you suck at this feeling. It's back so if you leave people with like one tip of like how to be effective communicator. Does is a broad question. Cirkovic at all different levels like what would be like one could a universal truth. You would give a curiosity where it just keeps coming up for me. I really ask questions. We make so many assumptions about people. I think if we just surrey. What do you mean by that. Tell me right right. I even somebody says i need space. What if you found out what space meant what it meant a week off. 'cause my mother's sick and i need to go to the hospital versus this is kind of a break up in number trade to break up with you. What if people could just be honest in just like i really wanna know because i'm going to move on if it's scenario number two it's scenario number one. I'll be here waiting ryan l. and right so nice. Hate that phrase allen. Nobody should ever use that. That was almost the demise of my relationship and skin cova while boyfriend said i need space. I packed up all my shit. We'll give you all the space forever. And ever he's like no. I met for like an hour. That what okay. So you in a very strong reaction. What would that be in this. That would be the scorpio with coming out. Oh really with the score. Will you being defensive. You were you. Were shielding a hooker. I'll give you all the news. A little passive aggressive. I yeah sarcastic. Some yeah. I wasn't trying to be right. I was just like that's fine. I'll give you space in the world. Jewish i feel that you're a douche patents so that just turned around you you how did you get over that then like how did you move it from i. I know you did but like how did you get over. Like not being the koala this circuit stats. Well i think it goes back to a sandy. Saying is leading with curiosity and asking more questions when he said he needed more space. I do not clarify. I was just latin. I wasn't like hold on. Let me check. What does this mean. I was more like fuck you. You don't love me anymore. You don't want to be in this relationship. i'm outta here. And i packed up my stuff and i went back to my own apartment for the weekend and during that weekend i was like hey i never stopped asked what is more space mean and so i did call him. Not very like me because i'm so prideful. But that sunday. I called him and i was like. Hey i just really want to talk about this. I never clarified with space. Meant and he was like. I used the wrong word because what i really want to say as we should really share responsibilities household and i feel like i'm i'm putting in a lot to like taking care of you but i just want to be an equal partnership different than wanting space. That's how it manifested for him. But this is so typical typically me until this relationship and sandy. What you said about just like making up stories and stonewalling. That was me for the last like three nine years. You know all my relationships and like all fine. You know if you didn't do that then fine out of here and this is the first relationship with someone. Called me out was like that's not how it works. That's not how communication helps a. He went to therapy. I so yes. But i love that. And and that's what he means. I keep you have a good partner. Who's going to call you up in a kind way lake. Call you up to your higher self not call you up like tier lowest south which is a lot of people too but and that was one of the reasons i married my husband. Actually that was one good thing that he did was. He called me up in in many ways he he wanted to really deal with stuff and but then it'll change. We got married. But i was attracted to that and i realize that all my life has attracted people really clear like we had a therapist for my children. Once a play therapist. She was so clear. Better standards like you came in. You had to take your shoes off. You're not allowed in the therapy ru you have to pay in advance like everything was laid out. It was very clear. So i adapted all of those things as i got better at communication in my business as well like my contract is clear. I have a very clear first session with the client about what to expect. And here's how we're going to design our relationship together. I think every couple should do that. Here's what you can expect from me. I'm probably going to screw up here. You can't can. I curse yes you too. I mean really just saying stuff and putting out there and we don't we don't talk about stuff enough you know. Even i s to boyfriend ones. How might you sabotage its relationship. We had been on three dates. Like what are you talking about. I said well we ought to stuff to sabotage. So i'll tell you mine if you tell me you're so we can know what to look for. Okay this is why communication such an important topic. And i'm so glad we were able to like devote an entire episode. Because i feel like over the last five years we i think one of our takeaways at pretty much every episode like open communication like communicate warlike. That comes up like the example that you both gave basically like with this. Like it or not good communicators. That's when things just dissolve. Because i can totally see the example like you a you said like if you stormed out somewhere. Why would someone like if they are not trained to question it. They're just be like oh she's done so i'm yeah it's always like an ego thing so i think we should transition to takeaways conversation but i think the one that keeps standing out for me. We always say this is the y. Y y the three levels of why digging deeper. And i think whatever someone says as the The.
UCL Trouble for Chelsea?
"Welcome insulation of spnfz down. Thomas during the today by allie. Moreno gotten off coffee. You'll be hitter flags on a big win for you today but we start in the champions leaks good matches. Isn't it coming up over the next couple of days. We'll stop at looking trump. Let's go madrid against chelsea some other. The chelsea as favourite not six to four on to advanced next trying athletics. Eleven to ten men rapids. He absolutely flying in la league the first half of the season they have somewhat just a little bit foreign off. Course levante being very much thorn in that side. You're against on wednesday lost on saturday. Let's welcome shall we. Don't just sit low. Lo look ahead to this game. Say let's start off with a athletic perspective xiaowei. What's going wrong with them. They all right. I think we'll go move the wrong with them. In part was that this was likely to happen at some stage. Although perhaps not in quite this way bear mind. They've now dropped many points in twelve days as they had in the inside season up until that point but is in for full-on collapse in all four games. It's one victory to drills the fate as a site. that'd be on such good full. It was fifty four fifty seven points at fifty fifty seven points in the first half the season that it feels like a glass. I think in a way if you look at the results before this games way they were always on edge there again where they were just about coming through very light winner. You've are weiner out of s for example that going behind much more often than previously remember they concedes remedies minute behind in the entire season. That's not happen more often. They're conceding early goals. They gonna seven games in a row conceding so it was the probably some point tip slightly now not into a full blown crisis but certainly into a situation where they were necessarily gonna mean sign that level incredible efficiency in winning games that they had up until fruitful weeks ago and coming up against a chelsea side. Don still unbeaten under to call but very very ordinary against hanson. Yeah just methodical. The hard sites watch chelsea they get. The job done. Didn't against that in the drawer but they were hard. Watch nothing. thomas tickle early on. I think he's testing these players. Think he's testing. Mentality is testing the players and different systems. Put the weekend. He lasted fifteen minutes and took stripe off again so he didn't work took off the ball put about so it's a chelsea sought while you won't you come on west off whereas the where's the attack and fled just very very methodical. Caffeine phoenix can tighten me. I can't imagine be free flowing ends and talking football full three job so don just call chelsea methodical and if you think of you don't feel like hey look at them they're open. They're attacking they're going to commit number full and so therefore if you have an athletic team that has been struggling to get results and you have a team. That is quote unquote methodical. Then yes you're exactly correct. This is not four three. this is set pieces. This is very tied very tactical certainly in the first leg in which is going gonna make it physical from. They have to get back to that. They've lost a little bit of that and they've lost a little bit of attention to details in the game against the weekend. Golda was not scored by motorists early on. There's the ball over the top from set piece attack and said piece of mind on a mis-clearance goes over fifty yards and morales one one situation against like that doesn't happen against atlantic city. But it's been happening more and more often over the last ten days or so they have to clean up those details and clean those details where you're going to find something that is going to be very very difficult to beat
Plan B Success
The Magic Of Visualization!
"Visualize can be buck is taking it. One step further manifesting. You're making it real. That is the magical visualization although many senior china roy. A few minutes each day. Perhaps when you begin your day or ended roll. Your eyes met your mind. The picture of cheat vity degaulle. This can summon your entities. Everybody's chase after what you want. Make it real the difference between those that realize and those that are in the level of larry she also an exit strategies. You need to realize your goals vision. Many led light decide how they lead decided. The rain has lead the light they want. Neutralization is a big baller rains in your hands. Most of us have minimal over again. Women's limit however have morgan find control on our inner cells and are be. Why didn't we want and by me. So you're able to create a balance in your interactions with the external in weiner's in your favor. Our mines are highly thinker s to manage it. However when you spend time one that you're in your calm your mind talks and females that are beneficial to you you decide how interact and respond the outran wyman than The process of the organization is a practice into your mind and in line with your goals by teaching your mind sir your rules your mind helps your actions realize these lowe's buy new realize nation is not about seeing the richie in your mind but it's allows seeing them as already she where you see yourself having cheat them and perhaps are celebrating. You see you having these schools. You see the acura of your cheap. That is as asian z. Yourself haven't she these sandy. From any facet of our professional visualization helps you remain positive each jayme as many of these schools. I you on on truly realize visualizing something as already and she was working as five richie. Macy's huge difference in your photos to manifest or now billy you can. Your mind is awful tool than nuking unit inexperience in the mind and indefinitely as apart manifestation relation practice. Find your spots down on your senses. Open your minds. Who was renamed. Muscian may introduce yourself. Seek out of commemorates wholesome in the goal celebration an experienced seems potential coming. You're making it happen what you have seen by writing it down and making it a motivator on your journey to realizing is asian is a way to repel accelerate your role and raise your success. Visualize ation has the magic that your goals are and she let you take control of an insurance. You use it bennett work. You truly want helps you married understanding your desires and ensuring you cheese after what you re watch challenges. Obstacles shoe allows you to do. Is we happening them on. Your possess allows for your also your motions act the moment you will manifest desire in real life. Do yourself a famous yoga Union dramatic.
Karine Jean-Pierre: The History-Making Lesbian on Biden's Staff
"Is so much being said right now about the incoming administrations communication seem to also celebrate. Especially on this podcast. Is that two of the seven names that been announced so far are queer. Airspeed towbar and corinne jean pierre. We're going to have to queer women of color in the white house and leadership positions acting as the face and voice of our government. It's wild that think about and for that reason. I wanted to bring you this interview. That i did with corinne that originally aired on a luminary app. We spoke almost exactly a year ago. When corinn's book moving forward was first published. The message of book is that all of us no matter what you might think of as a typical background or story for politician. All of us have a police in politics. If corinne jean-pierre a queer woman of color who immigrated to the us as a kid can make it in politics. She says so can you. When we spoke corinne was also appearing as a political analyst on nbc and msnbc. So you'll hear talk about that. As well as what she learned working for a wide wide wide array of politicians including john edwards anthony weiner and of course resident barack obama from the advocate magazine and partnership glad. I'm jeffrey masters. And this is lgbtq. And here's shop. Thank you for having me. Of course excited thank you. Let's jump in right that your story is not the typical political story. You're immigrant you're a woman or one of color you're a and that is not what we typically see in politics. Yeah and yet. I think it's easy to soon. That's changing with high profile examples. Like alexandria ocasio cortez omar and yet. Those are very much outliers right. Yes nor it is the norm and and like you were saying. I walk in so many different communities if you will like i present so many different communities and that was one of the parts of writing this book i wanted to. I think people get really afraid when a here politics and getting into politics or getting involved and so that's one part of it and they think the other part of it is that people always ask me even young people. They ask me all the time. I teach at columbia university. So i have young people taking my class yearly. And they say how did you get here. How did you get into the white house. Like how did you work in politics and get a different presidentials. So the purpose of the book is also to show. There's not one path and also as a person of color gay person a woman an immigrant. I wanted to show people who are all. Those things are one of those things like. Hey you know she did it. I can do it too. So i lay that out in a very detailed way. You know as an immigrant. I grew up being told. Oh you're going to be one of those three professions doctor lawyer or engineer. And that's i think anybody who's listening in. I grew up in an immigrant. Family could understand that and that didn't work out. I talk about that in the book. And then i talk about. I didn't get into politics until my mid twenties. And so but you're right. there's representation matters and there's not a lot of representation. Even now there are like aol see as you just mentioned others kind of outliers. It's still a very small percentage of women of color of people from different identities that are more diverse that's in the political arena. So the hope is that can encourage inspire people to not be afraid of the word politics And to just get involved because the way you make change is if you get involved you're yourself and you know watching tv even though you don't mention being gay every time it is a part. It is no secret nearly no. I've been out for a long long time. Yeah and i think that's something that is easy to see about you. Bring that up because i. I think there's a tension between you bring. Being gay does not need to come up in every conversations right. Yeah and yet. I think it so powerful to know that there is escape on tv. Like i also want you to for. He never really. I'm so glad you brought that up. Because i think about that sometimes because i'm like i'm out. It's not hard to know that. I'm that i'm out. I talk about my daughter. I talk about my partner in interviews. And it's out there but i don't lead with that you know it's like it's part of my multiple identities. I have multiple identities at so. It's a very interesting kind of way to be in the space and it's actually kind of funny when people are like. I didn't know you were gay. And i'm like how do you not know i'm gay. I've been out for a long time the like. Wow and so it's just. It's funny. But i am aware of it. I am conscious of it. I want to respect all of said all of the communities i represent in. Were you to bring it up every episode out. Say like oh my god. She brings every time he was like. What's wrong receiver. Don't bring up at like one like she didn't bring yeah. It's like you. Yeah yeah it's over. I don't know how people like majority of people feel about it. But i i just want to lead with my experience and kind of my smart. There's a reason at this table and everything else just complements me.
Low Cut Connie Showcases A New Ambition On 'Private Lives'
"This is fresh air. The Philadelphia band low cut, Connie makes what you might call old fashioned rock and roll guitar and piano based rooted in classic rhythm and blues. The band can count as fans Elton John Howard Stern and Barack Obama, who put one of the band's songs on his 2015 summer playlist. Now locate. Connie, led by singer songwriter Adam Weiner has released a double album called Private Lives, and Rock critic Ken Tucker says that this modest band's new ambitiousness Is a rock a success. You do it you gotta do just to survive. If you see local Connie live, which you can still do, even in pandemic times. By watching the band's weekly Livestream shows, you'll see front and center band leader Adam Weiner. He's got the beady eyed look of a highly intelligent ferret. His head topped with a massive, untamed, curly hair. At some point in every proceeding, he strips down to reveal a sleeveless undershirts and pasty skin free of both vanity and irony. Wiener pounds his piano and shakes his head and his rear end in the great tradition of Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and sometimes he's almost as entertaining.
Business Wars Daily
Frank It Forward: How to Sell Ball Park Franks When No One's at the Ballpark
"The weirdest baseball season in history started last night. The Twenty Twenty Major League baseball season debuted with a clash between the Washington nationals in the New York Yankees, nationals park in the country's capital was packed with. Virtual fans, that's right, the fans you may have seen on TV. Were just images manufactured for the cameras by Fox Sports? In reality, the teams play to an empty stadium because of covid nineteen. This season teams will play only sixty games down from the typical one hundred sixty two right now. There's no intention to have many live fans at any of them just TV cameras. We won't get into the debate about why Fox decided to manifest virtual fans complete with recorded sounds of cheering applause, and the like the TV audience know. Today, we're interested in one of those things that like baseball. Itself has always seemed timeless the stadium hotdog. Too, many of us me included a hot dog goes with the baseball game. The way hot fudge goes with vanilla ice cream. They just belong together, but not this year. Needless to say virtual fans don't order francs with mustard and onions, nor do they reach out and snack a beer from a wandering vendor that's leaving entire industry, high and dry stadium vendors are out of work. That's giving Ballpark Franks the nation's number one. One brand of hot dogs and opportunity to look philanthropic, while also promoting their dogs to fans, watching Games on the small screen on Wednesday, which not coincidentally was national hotdog, day Ballpark Franks and it is donating one hundred thousand dollars to unemployed stadium vendors through a baseball charity in campaign. They're calling frank it forward. They're also asking fans to tweet their favorite baseball memories along with the Frank. It forward Hashtag of course. For every tweet that fans post ballpark will donate an extra dollar up to fifty thousand dollars within a day. Fans had begun complying. Some tweets were clearly planted by Tyson foods. ballpark Franks owner to get the Frankfurt Frenzy on fast forward, but some were genuinely sweet like a tweet from Ban Molly, Heidrick, she finally recalled attending the thousand fifteen world series game with her dad, telling her for the entire five hours that she would be Zombie the next day at school. She said she almost caught a foul ball and yes, she couldn't stay awake in math class. Her HASHTAG, no regrets. The promotion gives a sheen of sweetness and philanthropy to the ballpark francs, which happens to be America's biggest seller of the process. Meet parent. Tyson foods of course is struggling with its image these days between having covert outbreaks at many of its meat, processing plants, and being under investigation by the Justice, Department for alleged poultry price-fixing, but on a summer night. We need to dwell on the bigger picture. Maybe. What's worth spending time on? Is The marketing rivalry between BALLPARK Franks in America's second largest brand Oscar Mayer that brand owned by Kraft, was revived three years ago when its parent put ten million dollars into removing chemicals like nitrates nitrites from its dogs, the attempt to cater to the clean eating tastes of millennials. It helped nowadays craft hines has been doing well selling its enormous variety of grocery store staples to our newly stay at home nation, but how will it compete at the? No, Fan Ballpark. Hopefully not with a repeat of its attempt from twenty nineteen, a hotdog ice cream sandwich. It was made with. Get this candied hotdog, bits, hotdogs, sweet, cream, spicy, dijon, Gelato, and a cookie Bun, according to writer Michael Clare and a Major League baseball publication called cut four last August. Clare's take on what was clearly a desperate attempt to get the upper hand in the Weiner wars. This hot dog mustard ice cream. Monstrosity needs to return to whatever hell it came from. So. Far Oscar Mayer hasn't made any announcements that one this year may be given covid nineteen craft hines got a little more sensitive about the queasiness factor when it comes to the economics of the Frankfurter fight between Tyson and craft Heinz. The ballpark matters in two thousand sixteen Americans spent twenty million dollars buying hotdogs at ball games, so says the national hot dog and Sausage Council. Council apparently, that's the last time they gathered this debt. So the biggest question this year will be. Will fans watching at home still by hotdogs, or will they just eat? Whatever happens to be for? Dinner served on a real plate, not in a little cardboard dog holding. If that happens, the frank forward campaign is unlikely to give much of an advantage to Ballpark, Franks and hopefully. WHO's out of work? hotdog vendors have already found a way to turn their talents to something more lucrative. And perhaps less greasy.
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
Restaurants are dying, but their ghosts are delivering your food
"In the before times starting a restaurant was a big investment location tables, chairs, utensils branding marketing a bunch of employees, but now with predictions that twenty five percent of small restaurants could close because of the pandemic entrepreneurs are finding that all you really need is a kitchen and online menu and a way to deliver food usually through a delivery APP UBER's plan to buy post mates for more than two and a half. Billion Dollars is in part a bet on food delivery in at least the near pandemic future, and a Weiner is a contributing writer for the New Yorker covering Silicon Valley. She wrote about all this and a piece called are ghost kitchen future. They're all over the country. I think they're primarily in cities. You know they're in Denver and Miami but I also note that the idea of a delivery only or takeout. Only restaurant is not new. This is something domino's has been doing for decades. Are these ghosts kitchens targeting a wide swath of people, or is it primarily expensive food delivered with a EFI attach a lot of the food's being prepared in Ghost. Kitchens is fast food or you know priced. At the same level as slightly more expensive, fast food, one of the things that I thought was really interesting when I was researching is that the food is not actually being cooked on site? Exactly it's being prepared, but the food comes from US foods, and so I don't know it's just this place. Instance that sort of pervades the model that I think is interesting and. Unusual and might account for why some of it is less expensive than what you might get from a local restaurant chain that has three dining restaurants in a commissary kitchen to expand the delivery footprint. Let's talk about the economics of delivery because traditionally, that hasn't been a good business, and as far as we know still isn't. It's an exploitative business model and a lot of ways when you have a trailer in a parking lot, and maybe two or three people are preparing meals out of that trailer that represent six or seven restaurant brands that don't actually exist anywhere else in the world, except you know on the delivery APPs and in this in this parking lot that is so many fewer. Employees than six or seven brick and mortar restaurants would employ have on payroll and potentially give health insurance to and. You Strip away a lot. Not just this sort of community in person, interaction dynamics restaurants, but also you know who who restaurants are serving on the back end. This is sort of like Bene- trend that's been accelerated by the pandemic and feels in some ways like the future of restaurants at least in the short term right I think that's right and I think that qualification is important. Important that this feels like a trend that has been accelerated or intensified. Hopefully there will be an end to this moment, or there will be something on the other side, and so to say this is our future in the long term. I think is probably a little bit of an over an overshot. Do we have a sense of what might happen if like for example in California? The State is trying hard to force. Let's say Uber and post meets and lift to reclassify their workers as employees. Is this bet on Ghost kitchens predicated on the idea that there will be a huge labor force that can be classified as independent contractors. I think that the entire business model is predicated on the vulnerability of underpaid gig economy workers. Yes, I think that that's why these companies have been fighting. Something like eighty five in California, they've been fighting the classifications the classification of their workers as employees. I think that that would be. That would undermine the business model entirely. Anna Weiner is a contributing writer for the New Yorker. Despite what we may lose as a society, the research firm Euromonitor predicts that ghost kitchens will be a trillion dollar business globally by twenty thirty.
Pacifica Evening News
FDA relaxes rules on who can donate as COVID-19 cancels blood drives
"As blood donations have dropped across the country due to the corona virus pandemic San Francisco lawmakers are drawing attention to federal rules that limit gay and bisexual blood donations KPFA is Daniel when he has the story senator Scott Wiener launch they give for a gay blood drive where people can donate their blood on behalf of the gay and bisexual men who are currently banned by the FDA from doing so Wiener says this needs to change especially in light of a blood shortage resulting from covert nineteen so there is no scientific basis whatsoever to restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood it is irrational it's discriminatory and it undermines our ability to get people to donate blood it's leaving millions of people al healthy people who want to donate blood to support their community Weiner says the ban was put in place after the HIV epidemic in nineteen seventy seven regulators ruled that gay men could donate blood only if they abstain from intercourse with another man for one year after the corona virus outbreak Weiner wrote a letter to the FDA urging a chain the FDA this month's reduce the limitations allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they abstain from having sex for the last three months Wiener says it's still a ban San Francisco mayor London breed agrees she donated blood on behalf of senator Wiener mayor breed says people should not be restricted on how they can help their community based on who they love just think about it Scott Wiener is a state senator here in California and is prohibited from giving blood the person who is leading our public health charge Dr grant Colfax because he is gay can not give blood even though he is the person in the city spear heading the public health response to keep all San Franciscans safe supervisor Rafael man a man who is here today who serves on the board of supervisors and works tirelessly for the residents of San Francisco incredible people incredible leaders a desire to serve and because of these outdated restrictions by the FDA they can't serve their city and their country in this way breed says policies needs to evolve with the times and look the covert nineteen outbreak is the time when people need to help each other in any way they can San Francisco supervisor Catherine Stefani says that the FDA needs to end the ban if they want to help the epidemic if the FDA is serious about addressing our covert nineteen blood shortage it needs to fully put aside is discriminatory restrictions immediately some city policy makers have had first hand experience of being turned away from blood donation drives Tom temprano the vice president of the San Francisco City College Board of trustees says he was rejected when he tried to serve his community by giving blood when he was in high school she describes the moment during the blood drive when he was asked if he'd had intercourse with the same sex I had worked very hard and enjoyed a lot to come out as a high school student and was not gonna go back into the closet just to donate blood and so I answered honestly and I said yes I have and the full bottom mist was stunned and told me I'm sorry but you can't donate blood no other students in my high school was told that they could not donate blood and it it just my stomach fell I called my lesbian arts that night crying because I couldn't understand why the government what a let me help out and wouldn't let me participate in this and the fact that fifteen years later I still can't donate improviser Rafael Mandel man the sole gay man on the board of supervisors has authored a resolution urging the FDA to lift its ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
How Metal Toxicity Affects Health And Aging
"You're going to one hundred eighty you're going to be full of metals metals inhibit metal Kendra function. They lower your testosterone because hair loss they caused grain and they cause cancer As was actually a whole bunch of other diseases you've got to lower your exposure to them and you have to get rid of them as you live. Hi I'm K- pro. At one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast genetic variations. Make some people more prone to heavy metal toxicity. Some of us are very very good at detoxifying while others are not in this mini episode Dr Hyman shares his personal experience with mercury poisoning in conversation with founder and CEO of bulletproof. Three Sixty Dave asprey. Let's listen in there's compounds I read about called key leading agents that you can take with your food when I eat Sushi. You need the fat from. I'm fishing. I take cla which is a fracture. Also while Klerl will bind to the mercury in the Gutsy poop it out but clearly will not pull mercury out of your brain so so what you end up doing is over time you lower the incidence of metal entering your body and you slowly remove. What's in your body and I talk about how to do that in the book but if you don't know that metals matter and you're just sort can you roger how much metals you have in your system and yeah there's two ways in supreme that I write about the gold standard is you collect urine and see what your body's excreting with or without an agent that may cause you to release more and more common and cheaper way but less telling is a hair test and there's usefulness for both of those but you can go to functional medicine doctor and say I'd like to do have medals test and they're usually order a urine test for you and it's it's very common to find elevated mercury and lead in fact if you're over forty you're probably going to find it? Yeah so here. He let me share the practicing physician. Who won suffered suffered from mercury poisoning added to and to have straighted literally tens of thousands of people with mental poisoning and have done tens of thousands of tests? And I would say it's probably one of the most ignored and underappreciated causes of chronic disease. He's that doctors don't know how to think about well. Measure and personally for me. I lived in China. It got huge exposure to mercury. I don't have great jeans detoxifying. And it destroyed every system to my body yet destroyed my gut. I had diarrhea for for years and bloating and pain. It destroyed my might Aqa Andrea. I develop chronic fatigue syndrome and there was such an extreme version that my muscle enzymes were high my CBK's wok six six hundred. My liver was affected. My immune system was affected. I sort of rashes and sores all over I was completely cognitively impaired. I couldn't focus distinct concentrate remember I was you know in your your thoughts. This is like you know twenty five years ago and I was so bad and I literally had to become an expert in mercury and heavy metals detoxification. And I've written a lot about it but I think you know I would say that for many of my patients who suffer from weird a strange elements. It's ready things to look at and the only way to really know what your body burden is. You can look at your blood but that only ninety. Yeah I mean if you're eating a lot of Sushi you'll it's high but I'd ages stop. It'll go away. You can look at your urine but you're in also wasn't going to be high unless there's an current exposure so if the lead foundry or your you know eating tons of Sushi I might see a little bit of mercury the only way to really look at your body burden. It's a challenge test where you take a pill. It's a key later. And you clicks this year and for six hours hair tests also check for fish methylmercury which is where we mostly get our our mercury from that that also will go away if you haven't eaten fish for awhile and then there's another test that looks at the blood work that measures the inorganic mercury which comes from pollution in or from fillings. And that's called the quicksilver test and that that is surprisingly when people have a mouthful of fillings and you can see the difference between fish or or or or Ah Dental Mercury. I and the treatments are depending on the person you know can be very aggressive depending on what they need a guy. I've a patient. WHO's got this terrible herbal autoimmune disease and giving her intravenous support other people can do is oral support? There's medications but it's it's it's a whole process. It has to be done safely. I think your point is really well taken. I think it's an under served. An under appreciated component of medicine and a hopefully one day. We'll get on board with this just because it's just I mean it was interesting there was there was a An article near Time said I was quoted and it was based on the special forces. Oh yeah the says get lead right. Yeah so this guy. This guy came to see me. Whose job was he was a special forces guy who was a blast expert so they go blow up stuff you know blow up doors up up this and they had to train and practice and they had indoor practice training and and these guys were getting all sick and out you know the special forces? This guys aren't lingers. They're not Weiner's I don't feel good at work. Those aren't those guys either guys who stay in freezing ice water for an hour and swim right right right and do four thousand pushups and like you know. Don't sleep for three days. I mean these guys are not Weiner's humans and so the guy came in. I'm like okay. Well tell me you want your job like oh we blow stuff up we shoot like Oh okay and so I said let's check your heavy metals. And they were sky high. We put him there whole program. He was metabolically. Quiz system was working. He was overweight. PREDIABETES had cognitive functioning immune issues gut issues all got better and then he started sending special forces guys to us us. We start treating them and they just got better and one of them was written about in the New York Times how has his medical crew and everybody dismissed him and he completely turned around and the guy who is the lead expert at Mount Sinai who measures bone lead which is the most accurate way to measure leading the body. It's not an easy easy available commercial test but it's a very powerful research tool. He said these guys had really high levels of lead and he said on the follow up tests he saw the level's come way down and he says he's never seen that in his entire experience and this is a guy who was an expert in. How can you be an extra in lead in not know how to the body drives me nuts? It's not because it's not seen as a problem acute poisoning yes chronic poisoning. No and there's nothing you can do about it. It's just nonsense and there's in fact an FDA approved drug called the MSA yes Zayn for lead removal and actually removes mercury. So I think you know people listening if you have any stranger where two elements if you have anxiety. Depression Russian insomnia autoimmune disease gut issues fatigue. Cognitive issues it may well be heavy metals and And you need to find a good functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose that are you gonNa Functional Medicine Dot. Org Ifm Dot Org and you can find a practitioner. Who May know how to do this? I I'm GonNa go a little bit broader than go. If you are over fifty you and you have not gone through a course of action. You are not doing aging right. You have to do this if you are alive in the modern world and you wanna live to a highly functional old age and the reason I say this is that the safe. EPA limits for lead us to be twenty parts per million and they cut his forty goes forty two twenty ten to five five and now they're finding even down to one. They're seeing cognitive impairment and kids cognitive impairment and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and now the people who are the experts in letter saying quote there is no safe limit of lead in. If you are forty or fifty you cannot be alive and not have a lead burden in your body. You must remove it and it's not that hard especially if you're not really sick it's not gonna be a big deal and it's so strange because medicine just ignores this but in the journal circulation which which is one of the top cardiology journals. It was a paper number years ago that showed that if your level was over two which is quote within the normal which which by the way affects almost forty percent of the population. Has Your risk of stroke goes up eighty nine percent. The risk of a heart attack goes up one hundred and fifty percent. The risk of death goes up from a heart attack fifty five percent and this is more than smoking or cholesterol. Wake and it's like. Why doesn't your cardiologists talk to you about this? So what are the. What are the basic tips? If you're not getting a key. lated what are the basic tips for detoxifying detoxifying not just metals or you mean metals metals. Like how I mean. How or it all works for everything but how do you? One of my favorite compounds is glued Afyon and you can increase glucose levels by increasing vitamin C. BY TAKING NS Beatles osteen I- manufacturer glorify on pill. You can get intravenous glutathione which acid and you do you go to find out your clinics right. Yeah Yeah and we do it at upgrade labs in La for people to recover better. I'm Alpha LIPOIC. ACID is another thing selenium can help and and Zinc zinc can help the natural key later Cilantro but surprisingly. You WANNA take to launch only after you've removed most of the metal from your body because Asandra can actually move heavy metals into the brain because it's one of the things that can also penetrate the blood barrier so you go through and you say you know I'm just going to build some of these in on a regular because base and then you need fiber and P and sweat shocking. How those
Heterosexuals can choose between marriage or domestic partnership under new California law
"An openly gay California state senator says while all relationships are different they should have the same rights Jim reports a new law in California gives opposite sex couples the same domestic partnership rights as same sex couples the law offered by democratic senator Scott Weiner gives all couples same sex or opposite sex the option of domestic partnership or marriage with essentially the same rights as married couples people have reasons for making different choices about their relationship there are still federal limitations however for example domestic partnerships can't be used to sponsor a non citizen they can't adopt children from another country and can't file joint federal income
WBZ Morning News
Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate
"California State Senate was close the chamber was closed down last night and declared a crime scene after a protester threw a substance from the public gallery above the Senate floor state senator Scott Weiner says senators were debating a bill on the floor when it happened the gallery that's above us and it sounds to me like a woman's voice said something about the blood and thanks to route the some sort of file or container of red