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The USS William D. Porter Was the Unluckiest Ship in WWII
"The troubles of the uss william d porter began immediately as they were leaving port in norfolk virginia. The first problem was when they left port they raised their anchor improperly and they damaged one of the ships it was dock next to they tore off one of the railings a lifeboat mount from one of the ships. No one was hurt but it was a very inauspicious. Start to their journey. The next day things didn't go much better. They accidentally dropped a depth charge into the water which exploded the reason. Why so many ships in the fleet was to defend themselves against german u boats as no one knew the depth chart was being released. Everyone in the fleet assume that it was a torpedo attack which caused everyone to take evasive maneuvers. The porter had to sheepishly. Notify the rest of the fleet that they had accidentally caused the explosion and that they weren't under attack after the accidental depth-charge. The willie was hit by a rogue wave which washed one of the crew members overboard and he was never seen again. The next day it got even worse. President roosevelt wanted to see anti-aircraft drill to see how the ships would defend themselves against an they also went through a torpedo drill to simulate how they would launch a torpedo. Normally when you drill like this you remove the primer from the torpedo which is what makes it a shoot out of the torpedo tube. however the torpedo man aboard the porter forgot to take the primer out of one of the tubes when they simulated launching a torpedo they actually launched a torpedo and the torpedo is heading towards the uss iowa which had on board the president of the united states. i should add. It wasn't just the president of the united states aboard the iowa. Roosevelt had brought with him. The secretary of state cordell hull chief-of-staff admiral william delay chief of staff of the army. George marshall chief of naval operations ernest king commanding general of the. Us army's henry. Hap arnold secretary of commerce harry hopkins and a bunch of other high ranking officials. If the iowa were to be sunk it would've taken out almost all of the american senior military leadership during the war.
How has the Pandemic Affected Kids?
"No matter how old you are. living through. A global pandemic is bound to bring up a lot of different feelings. Our correspondent ryan nurse spoke to some kids about how they've been feeling during this past year. I can't think of a better way to get a sense of how kids are handling the pandemic psychologically than to just ask you our listeners and not surprisingly across the country many of you seem to be having very similar feelings from san jose california. I'm as eleven years old and something. That's been challenging over. The pandemic is not being able to go places and see my friends all the way across the country to touch in new jersey. Hi i'm brendan cannon. I'm twelve years old. Most challenging part of the pandemic is not seeing my friends and my grandparents and just a few hours away from brendon in brooklyn eight-year-old. Maisy errands sounds like. She's had just about enough for seven months. I didn't see anyone. It was very difficult. Not seeing friends. And if you think it's tough trying to see the friends you already have try making new ones. Like millions of americans twelve year old twin siblings caroline. And thomas love move during the pandemic from colorado to manhattan beach california. Thomas says part of the solution to those feelings of isolation was finding new ways to contact friends and spending time with family and his sister caroline agrees. I think that having technology that we've been using throughout the pandemic made it easier to still stay in touch with my friends. Maisy also moved temporarily from new york city with a population of over eight million people to washington connecticut with a population of thirty five hundred. I got to spend more time with my family. Anna's fun being candidate for awhile like willie like it there. So some of these pandemic changes ended up being positive for your mental health. Whether or not you move to the countryside it sounds like some of you started getting out of the house and being creative with all of that time a positive thing for me has been learning how to skateboarding getting better at guitar. I also skied so much this year. But regardless of how resilient you've all been there's no doubt that all of you are definitely ready for that wonderful mythical moment in time which we've all been waiting and waiting and waiting for when things return
Willie Nelson Launches Marijuana Policy and Culture Convention
"News. My friends and fellow party come on by rolled me up, spoke through that trouble to get high off of him. Willie Nelson's inaugural We'd convention kicking off today. It's called The Luck Summit Planting the seed and its goal is to promote cannabis culture. The event, part of what will he calls his high holidays? The weeks that starts with The annual marijuana holiday on 4 20 ends with his birthday on 4
Ex-Texas Deputy Wanted in Deaths of 3 Is Arrested
"The former Texas police detective accused of fatally shooting three people he knew in Austin Sunday was captured Monday after a lengthy manhunt forty one year old Steven Broderick was taken into custody with a gun in his waistband but without incident according to police after someone called nine one one about a man walking along the interstate police also say he knew the three victims but did not elaborate on a motive the former sheriff's detective resigned from the force last summer after being arrested for the sexual assault of a child he was out on bond but the DA had filed a motion on Sunday to revoke it Elgin high school announced two of the three victims Alyssa Broderick and Willie Simmons were recently enrolled there I'm Julie Walker
San Antonio police shoot, kill gunman at airport terminal
"Up the wrong way in a San Antonio international airport. Until Thursday afternoon. When we had there was the start of an active shooter situation, Antonio Police chief Willie McManus said. The man shot at police at the baggage claim area and around the terminal road. The park police officer who was working overtime at the airport, shot the man killing him. I had goes off to the to the officer who stopped him, McManus said. This man is believed to be the same man who was fire a gun from a top of Highway flyover ramp in northern San Antonio earlier in the day. In the end, only one person died that being the gunman In this fully ABC News SAN Antonio The mind an administration is hitting Russia with
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Teases Presidential Run
"Told you this yesterday. The rock set of the people want him to run for president. He will run for president, and in recent survey, almost 50% of Americans said they would approve of the rock running. President. What 50% of those that responded how many responded That 50% of 340 million people. You're not saying that early Look. You get the right 50% or even less than 50%. As we've learned you could become commander in chief here. So how many people what zits? Come on, I don't know. But if the guy who was the host of the apprentice of the guy who was the Terminator if those guys can do things Wouldn't put it past the rock. Anyway. Here's an NBC report and the rocket the end exclaiming. If the people want it, he will give it to them. Take a look. Not sure our founding fathers ever envision. 264 Ball tattooed half black, half Samoan guy joining their club Johnson tweeted in response. But if it ever happens it be my honor to serve the people. Johnson has been hinting at a run for some time, his new show, young rock positions and older rock running for president. But our guiding light will always be our shared values and love of country. Johnson also spoke to Willie Geist about presidential ambitions for an upcoming Sunday Today stores in our dividing country there aren't that many people we all agree on anymore. So is that something that still interests you, Dwayne? So I do have that gold to unite our country. And I also feel that if this is what the people want,
The Rock Seems Serious About Bid for President: ‘I Do Have the Goal to Unite Our Country’
"Yeah, from everything I can tell. Uh, Dwayne the Rock Johnson. Is, uh Just he seems like a straight ahead. Kind of guy. Uh, e. Don't find anything in him too particularly dislike. He seems charming. It seems pretty smart. He's kind of he's kind of outrageously an outlandishly an almost impossibly large, Yeah, especially that in all ways that leg situation just recently. And I mean, even like like his smile when he flashes his smile. It's huge. Uh, but At the same time. I really don't want him to be president of the United States. I just don't think it's a lot of boring smart people to be president. I'm tired of tourists deciding that they can be president. Well. It's it, but now you see he's seriously, I think. Exploring this idea. He's he's gradually getting it into his enormously large cranium. That maybe he could do it that maybe he could become president. And if he could become president? Well, why not? Why not to leave the country like the rock would lead the country? He says. I will do what the American people want. In the preview of an upcoming Sunday Today with Willie Geist interview the 48 year old actor reveals that he's open to running for president. I do have the goal to unite our country, he says. Stop right there. Yeah, it is not your job to unite the country. Dwayne. I also feel that if this is what the people want Then I will do that. People want you to make movies. That's what the people well, I'm afraid I'm afraid, Jeana. That you're wrong that the people might want him to be president. He has just said he could get elected. If you ran, but hey, won't run for a very long time. You won't run until his knees give out because he could make too much money jumping off of buildings and things you know for the movies. Who's not going to say goodbye to that being president. It will be when you know when his legs are bad or something I don't know. I don't know. Carrie. There's the, uh, the the allure of the presidency of being the most powerful man in the world. I can Even if my knees air There are two bad right now. I could serve for 48 years. My knees is still be okay. Could go jump off buildings after that. I don't know. I just It just makes me feel creepy to even the thought of it.
Young Author: Ranveer Patel
"This season is all about kids during the mazing stuff. Today's guest is no exception when he know him. You're gonna go bananas. He's really smart guy. He was part of a math team competing and winning against kids older than here. He also wrote in published a book. We'll talk more about that during the show but in case you're wondering yes you can buy it on amazon. I'll leave the lincoln the shares. Are you ready so please welcome the young author high friend radio patel mentioned before you want a math competition. I was that it was really fun while doing it. Like in fourth grade so it was. It was a new experience or anything but winning was definitely new and fun. I've done it. I went to word ceremony. They gave us the third place medals. And the whole congratulations speech experiencing. It was my friends. And i really liked it and the mask larry. Hard play baseball. You practice any other sports soccer. I dropped the first class. So i can't count that i by both before and then i just start getting into baseball. What else do you like to do when you're not at full playing baseball or writing all multi read code watch you. It's basically three gold in watching. Because there's nothing else to do and social distancing so tell us a little bit about. Your book is called a book about artificial intelligence which which includes things like robots Stuff driving cars or assistance in its talks about in a really easy to read way. It scott really the graphs really good images and it has to. The wording is really simple. Because i started writing all seven so it would be really Easy to read. It's also it's it's about one hundred sixty pages. It's been really successful at of positive reviews about it from little kids who like to read about a is getting willie is. It's basically the hottest topic of the twenty first century. Your ipad your phone every mobile device half has some sort of a nintendo for example. Ups five ups for the. Opiates three. maybe. I don't know they all. They all have art assertive intelligence. It's really important in our life. Thought it would be a really good topic to write about in the book just in for little kids about what's what it is
Native Elders And Spiritual Awakening With Linda Star Wolf
"The caterpillar caterpillar. Happy is eating. The you know the boys and it's a category happy but one is just not happy anymore. Doing what it's doing. And it climbs the tree and it literally falls part cracks itself oakland and creates a cocoon. It goes internal and it goes in ernal to literally activate maginal sale. You know or the god. God within have you wanna look at it great spirit but to activate its ability to regenerate itself and to rebirth itself so the caterpillar has to go through an ego death and as doing bad it literally sends out. Secretions that dissolve itself. I mean imagine acid eating away at your being. And that's what feels. Sometimes you know we feel that way. All my god. I would go over here to this class. That i was gonna find peace law now to leave me and my kids are a wreck and you know my dog won't listen and you know i'm eating too much sugar and you know whatever and it was happening but willie side to do something you know. This is true. None of us really decide to do something until everything's dots start working. Stop working we. It would be nice as they. Oh yes i signed after that because it looks like a good idea. What we're doing is like what the heck is going to help me. You know. Even even if i don't know what it what kind of help i want. So you know that's a signal to your ego that albright other things are going to start falling apart and it gets nervous and it resists and all kinds of things that calls on its friend shadow to start acting out even more right but really and truly they really are in what we would say in the western kentucky. Where i'm from. There really includes with one another with spirit because that good go ahead make it really rough. Doesn't work you know it makes my job easier. So eventually that little caterpillar dissolves. And you know when it's dissolving. There's gotta be some hardest thing. I don't know if this was a good idea. You know but eventually it starts to reform
Is It Safe for Schools To Reopen?
"Zeke emanuel is the crazy brother of crazy rem. He is a doctor. You may recall. He wrote off a citizen's if he were here i would ask him if he had a problem with the policies that were put in place by cuomo and whitmer and pritzker and rudolf and all the rest of by putting covert positive patients in nursing homes. Since he had very inhumane take on senior citizens not that long ago. I wonder how old he is now mr producer because if he reaches a certain age by his own standards a drag on society but he was on the morning schmo show with willie geist which comes from jupiter island or jupiter florida which perfectly fine. Just don't be liars about it but they can't help it. So zeke manuals on there on the morning schmo show and this is how it went cut to go. Where are you on schools right now. I mean the story of new york and other places is that the ones that have been open since the fall or have phased in their opening have been incredibly healthy places. There has been incredibly low. Transmission rates isn't that sort of a case. Study that school opening has been safe and that it should happen across the country. I absolutely agree with you. Willie and i have been on this actually for months and months and months you can open school safely. The data are pretty overwhelming I have argued that we should put teachers at the top that they're essential workers That you can have kids wear masks. It's a controlled environment. You can space them off. You can have open windows and keep the ventilation going I advise a number of schools to do this. And it's been very very successful. So the data. The scientific data says open the schools. You have florida and some other states that have opened the schools. So you have real life data and yet fao. He's out there and we need to change her h hvac systems
Holocaust survivor's lifetime of peace-seeking
"Rabbi schneier was liberated in nineteen forty five by russian troops. He went on to finish high school in vienna and arrived in new york city. Two years later where he enrolled at yeshiva university and began the educational journey that would lead him toward his seeking path. Rabbi schneier did not take a survival for granted but rather his witness to the dangers of hate and disregard for human life ignited a sense of responsibility in the fight for religious protection and civic and societal peace over the decades he has convened meetings to bring relief to the suffering around the globe from seeking religious freedom in cuba te advocating for the release of victims from the clandestine. Detention centers of argentina's infamous sturdy. War rabbi schneier says the worrying trend of rising global anti semitism in general hostility will be overcome but it will require a unified effort to lobby successfully through the appeal conscious foundation. I protection of religious sites resolution in two thousand one which was adopted by the united nation in two thousand five. The united nations adopted. International holocaust remembrance. Day january twenty seven which was really the liberation auschwitz. Probably way as a graveyard of my grandparents. Both my family cemetery i go to auschwitz so That was a very important of the session. In terms of reminding the world of the potential cost survivors. Very few of your will diminishing try Willie eyewitnesses. We saw leo maps capacity to do evil. You hate jews just only the beginning. You can be certain that will be followed by racism followed by a kruschev phobia. It's an experience that has to be encountered in order to understand how i d you but as asian of a group of people can lead not only to the burning of houses of worship burning of human beings seeing rising anti semitism and intolerance Are you optimistic about our future. Generations will handle this firmly believe every conflict comes to the problem of the app. Today we are in the midst of a five love. People all kinds of technological changes when you have a crisis. Societal changes economic hardship and the evil and bottom. You'll have extremes. Take the place of the center. Them let is a fertile ground for any type of bigotry. So i think we shall overcome this one to unless we take united action united the gaps that by summit united against chrishell phobia in against racism. United neighbors say united. We prevail remote united. We fail
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department offers update on Tiger Woods crash
"The tiger woods story has dominated the not only new here in united states but around the world and by now Most of you have heard the story. We will update it hoping to get a medical update a couple of minutes. One thing we have learned and this is a this could be characterized as a good sign. he was at the harbour hospital in la. He is being airlifted now to ucla hospital. Which is which is in westwood. Right near Beverly hills and what's listen in to the sheriff's department giving us to the latest on tiger woods today at seven twelve in the morning Station received a call of a solo vehicle collision in harp harbor or author boulevard. North of colliver does dryer. We arrived on scene at seven eighteen. Am and discovered solo vehicle collision and the so lock event was again tiger woods and Deputies at the time they did not see any evidence of pyramid. Anything that concerned. Obviously the play setting masters that had to be taken for the vehicle and She avi will speak to that regard and it was a solo vehicle. Unfortunately during the course of the investigation of this there was another traffic volition happened with people be loose and thankfully there was no injuries associated with that. A beagle travel several hundred feet from the center Center divider at the intersection and rested on the the west side of the road in the brush sustained major damage vehicles all the images of that and Within our sheriff station we'll be conducting the traffic investigation and they'll tape from days of several weeks to get the whole thing together. Once the investigation is completed we will provide a detailed report. It'll be available. You know based on public records request and we will not discussing for after that point. But this point i want to introduce achieved. Lobby elliott high fire department. Good afternoon. i'm bar chief. Daryl offbeat of the los angeles county department at approximately seven twenty two this morning resources from los angeles county ours station. What oh six received a report of a solo vehicle exited at the intersection of offer. Boulevard clause breweries drive north rolling hills estates upon arrival today of sheriff's them seeing a resources and personnel for the los angeles county department absorb a single role reveal incident with one person trapped. The person trapped Was extricated by the lesson. County fire department personnel earlier it was stated jaws of life was utilized to extricate the person trapped. It was later determined by our personnel holiday tool was used for pride and was also used to pry the person free for the person was packaged at the incident stable condition with serious injuries because of the fact that they needed to be extricated. They were transported to harbor. Ucla hospital because of the extrication arbor is also a promise as indicated earlier. There's also a second vehicle accident with injuries. Thank you and the vehicle is twenty twenty one. Genesis is a mid size. Suv
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
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"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"See there's the genius right there at the dangerous you also willie understand. Have a book coming out called. Willie nelson's letters to america. What did you want to sit down and write to america. Well honestly turk kickin writer. Friend of mine is a great writer and he's really grinding the book and i'm looking at it and say that's good. You know but we write together really well. This is not the first book with go. So i really like what he's doing on it. Maybe i'm contributing. Something i hope. So and and what's the message of the book willie If you're reading this book you probably run out of things to do is.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Been picking cotton in baylor working in cord shoulders appear in abbott and got a job playing guitar. I was twelve years ago. And i got a job playing rhythm guitar and bohemian poco ban downing west which was six miles south the habit at esp. Julia's t hall on there. And i made eight dollars. I said what. hey can. Cotton all elite found me another way to go so that that was my first pay and that was the moment you realize. Oh maybe i could make live in doing this or you go and here. You are still making a living doing it every every day did you. I i wonder willie if you when you go out and play all these wonderful songs that you've written over the years. Is there one that feels most special to you or more special than the others. Is there song you go. Wow that's a damn good song. I wrote badly sometimes of a three songs that i wrote my favorites funny. How time slips would crazy and nightlife. And i do those On my show so those three songs have really been good for me. I bet well i. I'm glad you mentioned crazy. Because i'm not sure buddy casual fan knows that you wrote crazy and the patsy kline obviously recorded at famously but that is a willie nelson song. Did you write that for patsy. Did you have her in mind when you wrote it. No i had a are headed ridden and came to nashville. And i was hanging out in west called twosies orchid lounge. Do you play i. Yes i ran into a guy named charlie dick and he happened to be patsy clines husband and we were intersted in drinking a little beer. You know. I had brought a forty five up and put it on tuesdays jukebox of me saying crazy as he heard it and he said you gotta do that for patsy and i said well. It's already after midnight so don't matter come all so we were over the past his house. That night is house and passes. And i said i getting out so we won and pass come out and made me get masan for as she recorded it that week all time jukebox favorite. I think that's still true. Willie i think it's the most played song in the history of the jukebox. That's amazing that's an amazing story. So was that the kind of song as you write them that you might want to keep for yourself and not surrender. Because it's such a good song. No i was writing for everybody. One of the first songs..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"To you. What does that term mean to legend willie nelson. He's a legend. What does that mean to you ledger. I would sure so. I'm so it was always throws me. Yeah legend icon. All those things. I bet they do that they do. I'm just. I'm so interested that growing up in that little town in texas abbott. Texas about your musical tastes. That brought you to frank sinatra. What kind. I know you grew up singing in the church and amazing grace was probably your first song. Who are your other influences at that young age. Willie well heck we have bob wills kid death in for children just so many illegal old time guys that i knew leon payne blind singer from texas. Got a great song called. I love you. Because i don't know i just love all those are all songs. I never get tired of hearing them. I never get tired of cigna. Were there a lot of people listening to sinatra and abbott texas. Oh yeah he was popular everywhere. Yeah he was he was. Everybody knew fright. But i imagine you grew up the based on the names that you just listed willie that you wanted to grow up to be a cowboy you wanna to be a country singer and frank was something a little different. So how did you use his influence influences in your own career. Well i also like jane. Archery at roy rogers cable and so i kinda mix it all together. I was glad that. I got to know so notre end gene autry. That's a pretty cool life if you can say that both Do you remember willie the first song you wrote back when you were seven years old with your new guitar or do you remember playing in front of a crowd for the first time the first point i was about five years old six years while they introduced the do something and my time was when you looking at me for. I ain't got nothing to say if you don't like the look so me look the other way..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Get all this you know. There's a plus and minus. I'm very fortunate. I'm here on our place here and also we have a nice little ranch here with horses that i love so some chickens and now all so just kind of having fun hanging out but trying to make the best of it really Hopefully we can get back out there pretty soon to your gentleman farmer in other words who taken up so. Let's let's talk about that album. That's life i didn't fully appreciate. What a big fan of frank sinatra. You're and always have been since you were. A young man was about frank with you. Were young so caught your ear down in texas. Well his choice of songs first of all he could pick up. You know i. I don't know it was a writer or not. But i know he could really go into recession and he. I knew he'd have canned good songs. And never let me down. You know practically everything. And he's recorded. I've loved so naturally. I'm a huge sinatra fan. And you talk a lot about willie. His phrasing and i think people who aren't in your line of work don't fully understand quite what that means. What does it mean to have. Great phrasing the way frank did well. That was another thing. I liked about frank his phrase. He never did the same song twice the same way he the way he felt it and each way i hit a little bit differently. The time before presents cool. I thought i loved you about it. And that's unique isn't it. I mean most people want to stay on the beat and he was ahead of it sometimes behind it other times and he didn't mind that i love that i'd love to be able to play with the beat. A screw up beautifully though beautifully covering reds right. That's right so what compelled you then to start covering some of his sons..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Here with another episode of the sunday down. Podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along i am always excited about these conversations. I mean it sincerely it genuinely. When i say it the fact that i get a chance to spend as much time as i do with people who admire people in my curious about people i'm interested in is a privilege and it does excite me but some days you're a little more excited than others. Today's one of those. Because my guest is an american icon. Who goes by the name of willie nelson the great willie nelson the icon willie nelson. This is my first ever. I believe willie on willie interview. I've never interviewed. Willie mays boy. I'd love to do that too. And this is my first conversation with willie nelson so we had some fun. He is at home outside. Austin texas Just to paint you a picture. He is over zoom his wife anne of thirty years. They'll celebrate their thirtieth anniversary later. This year It was just the two of them. I love telling these behind the scene stories because a lot of times they'll get a team technical team a creative director setting up shots. No this was like talking to relatives. This was like talking to parents. They flip open the laptop. There's willie nelson sitting there waving to you saying hi and then anne is setting up the shot. She's trying to get the angle right get is connected on zoom. It was just awesome. The two of them getting us ready to have a conversation about willy's new album called that's life which is a cover of frank sinatra songs. He loves frank sinatra. I didn't know that it's one of his favorite artists of all time. He loves the way he sings. Loves the way he phrased a song eventually became buddies with them and did shows with them and got to know him really well but he was one of his heroes growing up as a singer and model themselves in a lot of ways after sinatra. This actually is his second album of compilations of sinatra songs. The previous one. One him a grammy. So we talk about that. We talk about his career. Willie is going to be eighty eight years old in april..
In a mammoth's molar, scientists get a glimpse of evolution in action
"Would have no more surprises. Well, the world's oldest DNA's samples say otherwise, to mammoth molars pulled from the permafrost in north eastern Siberia contained didna dating back to more than a million years ago. It's a big leap backwards in time that that's which was Luca Dillon is at the center for Paleo Genetics in Stockholm. And he says this mammoth DNI is twice as old as the previous record holder, which came from an ancient horse now sequencing million year old knee like this was impossible just a few years ago samples that old were just too small to work with. Now, researchers can see incredibly small samples, but it's challenging to put them together. Tom Vander Vault also works with the center for Paleo Genetics. Imagine if you're Edna is fragment that into literally millions of tiny pieces. It is a painstaking puzzle. It's not only one parcel, it's actually multiple parcels. So imagine you know you have one parcel for the malice genome. But then you have another parcel for the whole bacterial content of the examples. You have another possible for the human Dina for the paleontologists and us in the lab. Once they had finished sorting out the mammoth bits. The DNI gave the scientists a unique window into mammoth evolution. Delenn says the standard view holds there was only one mammoth species in Siberia a couple million years ago. What we find now is that actually we found two different lineages. We can't really say there are different species, but they're clearly two different genetic types of malice so that that came as a complete surprise to us. The ancient DNI. A also gives clues the origins of the Columbian mammoth, which lived in North and Central America. Here's Tom Vander Volk again Good kind of show that this Columbia moment is a hybrid species between two off the genetic lineages. So one is the new general image that we found in this paper. And the other is the Willie Mama genetic limit, So to say their work appears today in the journal Nature. Alfred Rocca of the University of Illinois at Havana. Champagne wasn't involved in the work, but wrote on accompanying editorial. It's an absolutely amazing discovery. It takes back the field of ancient DNA's a Twice a Zafar in geological time as before, and that genetic puzzling unlocks the possibility. He says that we may soon find more evolutionary play by plays hiding in super Old DKNY.
Alabama Calls off Execution after U.S. Supreme Court Says Pastor Must be Allowed to be Present
"Court grants an 11th hour stay of execution for an Alabama prison inmate. The ruling from the high court coming down at 11:08 P.m.. In afforded to vote, the justices upheld a lower court decision. It required convicted murderer Willie B. Smith be allowed to have clergy in the chamber at the time of execution. No word on when it will be rescheduled. A bill that gives
Three GOP senators meet with Trump's lawyers on eve of impeachment defense presentation in Washington, DC
"Today after House impeachment managers wrapped up their case yesterday. Maryland Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin. I've talked a lot about common sense in this trial because you think I believe that's all. You need to arrive that the right answer here. Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he and some Republican colleagues have huddled with the trump legal teams. I grab Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee and I said, Why don't we go sit down and talk with the president's lawyers? And we spent? I don't know, 45 minutes an hour in there talking with them, and I just wanted to sit down and say, OK, what are you all looking to put forward? And to share our thoughts in terms of where things are Senator Cruz telling Fox News at night. The Democrats are using a standard for incitement that exists nowhere in legislation or in case law and says the former president will not be convicted. Alabama did not execute Willie B. Smith
Court stays execution of Alabama inmate
"News A federal appeals court in Atlanta, stay the execution of condemned Alabama murderer Willie B. Smith condemned for shotgunning a woman to death three decades ago. The judges want time to consider defense claims the state didn't give Smith who has an I Q below 75 required assistance with forms impacting the timing of his execution. Alabama's
interview With Reconciliation Activist J. Christopher Collins
"Welcome to the midlife. Mix tape podcast. Jay christopher collins. I'm so pleased to have you here today. High nancy. thanks so much for having me well. Listeners will know that. I have taken a bit of a pause in doing the show at lost my mom in december If anybody has gone through a loss like that you know that it takes a little while for you to feel like yourself again. I'm not quite back yet. But i was kind of trusting that the universe would put a guest in front of me. That would make me wanna put the headphones back on and have another conversation. So when i read about your book chris as like. That's it that's that is the energy. I wanna start twenty twenty one with on. I'm excited to talk about your book. Mending are union healing communities through courageous conversations. Because that it's top of mind right now. But i chris the question we always ask on this show. What was your first concert in. What were the circumstances. My first concert was willie nelson willy nelson at stubb's barbecue in austin texas from austin right. Yeah i went to. I'm i'm from. Texas went to college. In austin and stubb's barbecue is on Is in downtown. And it's a great music. Venue added a young age introduced me to old country like willie nelson ernest. Tubb johnny cash. I definitely grew up with that old steel guitar country sound and while i was in college at saint edwards university in austin Willie plays in austin all the time. I called my dad and said hey well he's playing what you come down and logos. Am and he said okay came down. We went to the concert. Together was the first time i had been around my any of my parents with the smell of marijuana in the air that go it was it was good. It was fine another step into adulthood. I think that's right willies. Great i love one of the things i love about him is that he. It's obviously a family employment situation. He's got all his family members up playing with him. And i think it's so sweet like i think that might be a big part of the reason he makes music. There is a strong sense of joy. You can see in his eyes and his face when he's when he's up there he's he's one of the great legends of our time and Everyone in texas loves willy. And somehow he's been able to be this progressive voice a very conservative state supporting dennis kucinich bernie sanders for president yet Everyone across the political spectrum loves him and he somehow figured out something. I think we need to tap into something we can. we can learn from. We're gonna talk more about the way that people can bridge the gap that way but you do your work under the affiliation of glide memorial church which is a nationally recognized center for social justice in its dedicated to fighting systemic injustices creating pass way out of poverty in crisis and transforming lives what i love about glide though is it's the only church i know that it has conducted a youtube arrest which is based on the music of you to have you ever gone to that service. No that was before my time. But i know that That bano is a big fan of glide and cease a williamson generic. Tiny the founders. And i hear people reflect on those days but Unfortunately i was before i came around to glide well when concerts start again when band start. Touring again If you to comes to town. I'm guessing they'll come by glide and do another youtube grist so your book came out in january. It's called many are union healing communities through courageous conversations. And it's based on the work that you've done through a program called different together as mentioned as part of a part of the programming glide memorial church. So let's just start by hearing about different together. What is it and why did you decide to start. It will take you back to the days following the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Must you must start. That way is better than the two thousand twenty election go ahead. Donald trump had just been elected and I was shocked by the outcome and Also really realizing that. I was out of touch with tens of millions of people with americans who who voted for him despite all of the red flags that came up during his campaign and in those days following the election. I wanted to do something. I knew i needed to do something but i didn't know what that was and I was standing on the street and san francisco one afternoon and An older white woman approached me and said kind of under her breath. I do not say anything in this town. But i'm glad that he won. And i've resisted the temptation to be dismissive But i chose to go into this conversation. I said we'll why is that. And she said that the the election wasn't about race race issue isn't as bad as it was in the nineteen sixties and. I said well you know. It's not really up to us as white people to decide whether it's better or worse we need to listen to the people who experience it and see what they have to say and the conversation went back and forth for just a few moments and we parted ways and we wished each other well and it was really a pleasant conversation considering the topic but i walked away realizing that there is power in these connections and that there is power in disagreement in sharing different perspectives and challenging each other and i felt relieved that i was able to communicate with someone that i strongly disagreed with and wanted to do more of this so from that. Interaction was born the different together project at glide and we've been meeting regularly with conservatives both in the bay area and across the country since the beginning of twenty seventeen and it has transformed me the way that i view this topic the way i view other people as well as the people who who participate regularly in it
Reflections On Atlanta Braves Legend Henry "Hank" Aaron
"I could talk about the dignity in the class of hank. Aaron the man the you've been being for an hour easily but i'm a numbers guy and so let me tell you what i did. After hank aaron died i navigated over to his page on baseball reference. And i don't know. I just be held the majesty of this man's career and it literally gave me goosebumps. The more i looked the more. I realized he was beyond great. He was at some other level. He wound up with nearly thirty eight hundred hits. And that's a lot of freaking hits. It's a thousand more history chipper jones. It's two thousand more hits than mark. Maguire it's more hits than johnny bench and hank greenberg got combined and they're both in the hall of fame so i think about all those hints and i think about those seven hundred fifty five homeless because that's two hundred more homes than mickey mantle. Two hundred it's more homers than edgar martinez and duke snider hit combined. And they're both in the hall. But the more i dug i found other cool stuff to hank. Aaron had double digit home run seasons at age twenty and age. Forty here the only three players who did that. Willie mays ted williams hank aaron. That's a pretty good. Start on a mount rushmore. Would you say and all those home runs. He hit for all those years. This never struck out one hundred times. Then there's total basis crushes. Everyone who ever played in total bases six thousand eight hundred and fifty. Six total bases isn't just a record. It's seven hundred. Twenty two more than stan. Musial was the next closest player in history. If stan musial had hit another one hundred and eighty home runs. He still wouldn't catch i karen and total basis. That's a lot of total basis. That's incredible hitter hank. Aaron was for two decades. So is it possible to be one of the greatest players who ever lived and still the underrated. After looking over hank aaron's numbers. I think it is my name. Is david o'brien cover the braves for the athletic. And there's only two guys that i've ever felt this aura around them and that was mohammed ali and hank. Aaron and hank aaron. How's interviewed him. The first time at spring training. I remember approaching him and it was just You know i've done this for thirty years. And it was feeling. I've had unlike any other athlete that i've ever approached but then he immediately just he smiled and was so warm that that fear or intimidation just as melted away. And you could not believe that you were talking to this. Superstar is genuine icon living in atlanta for twenty years You can't overstate the importance of hank. Air to this city and this region the south. I grew up in the south and hank aaron being a black man being the greatest one of one of the two or three greatest players of all time and to do what he did in the south and then living in atlanta and seeing hank aaron you know mementos anchor and tributes and see his name on buildings and streets and that kind of thing. I would argue that. There is no athlete. That is more important to a city than hanker and wants to atlanta. He was such a huge part of how the culture of the south has changed. I mean this is a city where you feel fide of being so much black acceptance here. Thanks a huge huge part of that. He helped pave the way for all these other black athletes and entertainers wanna come here to be here. Brian jordan know it was an all star with atlanta. Bryant said that The reason that he chose atlanta was hank. Aaron and was a boy idle here. He said a black kid growing up playing baseball hank. Aaron was the guy but it was an opportunity for me to meet my hair. The hope the opportunity is given so many kids today. Amazing dominique wilkins. Said hank was a big reason. That he came here was one of the first people. It's probably one of the most instrumental guys into getting me here in atlanta. But one for god like hank. I wouldn't been here. Was hanker went to ted turner and said hey you need to get this kid by any means necessary. He said people should give the roses while they're alive and that he's glad to see him getting them now but he said hank should have been put on a pedestal decades ago and he was right What are the things that i remember him saying is that you gotta set example for people to come at you. And how do you do that. You do the right way you doing about being Have miltie you do it by just doing the right thing and the right thing a lot of times. It's hard and a lot of guys. Young guys don't know how to do the right thing. As far as how they present themselves to people and how they get back to people so to give back experts that i've learned over the years has become from erin trampling. We don't see that much of that anymore today. And he lived in the same house that he bought when he came here in. Nineteen sixty six from the
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"With dolly parton you were talking about how tough these times are and how you wanted to put out these positive stories and songs do you have a message for people right now just through the pandemic but also it feels like we're a divided country. What would you say to to your fans into america right now. Well i have written a lot of songs. I wrote a song. I don't know if you heard while back. I put it out. Called is good again. I'll be a better friend. A better person win. But i have a new one that i'm going to be doing pretty soon is called. I still believe and it talks about you. Know how the world is so divided in like so. You're scared and weary about what happens next this world's in such a mess but through it all i still believe in i believe to my very core will walk again in the sunshine by the seashore will dance to sing and be happy again but it's also about the division it talks about that love and faith can heal the body so will unmask you know this face of doom and get back out into the world again. But we're going to do that though is to really take inventory. We're going to have to dig down on some love. I think we've just become so because people just seem to love hate you know. They love to fight. They love to know like a game. Some not a game. this is really live for need. Try to help one another. We need to try to do a little better and we need to. This is the christmas season coming up. But we need to carry that christmas spirit of peace on earth and loving one another. We need care that into the new year. Lord knows i'll next year is better than this one. Because it's crazy who knows but we still have to believe have to keep the faith. We have to do the best we can. We can save the world but we can save the world. We're living in and by doing the best we can. We might just send out just enough love to maybe some of them can get together and it'll just grow and maybe i'm dreaming that i don't think so i still believe there's a higher power. I think you're one of the last people that we can all agree on dolly. So it's important to important to hear that from you. Am i right. As i listen to you as i read some of your interviews that you're more willing these days to kinda step out a little bit and make your voice heard and not not in a political way but to say you made a comment about black lives matter you simple. Of course black lives matter. Am i right that you're stepping out a little more than you have in the past. No i'm not stepping out anytime anybody asking a question. I'll just say what i feel. I mean how can you not think that everybody matters. We're all god's children. I don't care what color we are. We are all god's children we need to be love. We need to love and we should all be accepted. I'm not about people causing you know craziness. I'm not about violence. I'm not about eighty thing. I'm about human beings. My place comes from place of christianity and humanity. And i just love people. I want to be loved and i think we're expected to love. We're supposed to love our neighbor as ourself. We don't but worship ocean but like a child harder for would. I think that's a good way to end ali. That's a great message. Thank you so much for your time. Thank you for. Putting all this positivity in love out into the world you always do and we need it now more than ever. Thank you darling. Well good of one another. Yes we do amen to that. Thank you dolly christians. Merry christmas my big. Thanks as always to dolly for great conversation always loves spending time with her her new album. Holly jolly christmas is out now. Definitely pick that up and check out that duet we willie nelson her book. Dolly parton song teller comes out on november seventeenth and her movie christmas on the square premiers on netflix on november twenty. Second gotta love dolly. Don't you my thanks as always to all of you as well for tuning in every week if you want to hear more of my full length conversations with guests like dolly parton be sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode. And of course. Don't forget to tune in to sunday today. Every weekend on nbc. I'm willie geist. We'll see you right back here next week on sunday. Sit down podcast. Hey everyone's chris. As you know these days i find it helpful to take a step back from the day to day. Onslaught of news take a broader. Look at the issues. I haven't had time to cover a my tv show. 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"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Bike but you have the reliability of of a production motorcycle like big were. You you've written bikes for. Law I know. I. Don't know I started when I was twenty two that's pretty. Like guard starting at eight. Kids, right. I was more. than the dirt by Yeah I, I didn't have that. What do you get from being on the road alone like? Your head a little bit. Yes. Sure. I mean riding a motorcycle is is fantastic. You know you're in the elements I mean I love how motorcycles look like how they smell and then riding. Yeah. Just being on the road being being able to travel like that sights and sounds and smells Yeah. and. Then yes to point. Yeah you can think you can get away. You can focus you can feel you can just let it go. But you know there's kind of present nece when you're on a motorcycle, not all the time sometimes not so present, then Oh. Oh. Oh. Thanks for the time. All right. Here's the whole Shebang. Only Gilan. Thank you. Thank you. That was great. I. Appreciate it. Sure My. For taking time for a great conversation, you can catch John Wick chapter three Arabella in theaters may seventeen and my thanks as always to all of you for checking out the Sunday sit down podcasts to hear more of my full link conversations with all my guests be sure to click subscribe. So you never miss an episode and don't forget to tune into Sunday today every weekend on. NBC. I'm Willie geist will see right back here next week on the Sunday sit down podcast. Introducing, peacock. The new free streaming service NBC Universal Time. It's free iconic flicks, free hilarious BITs, three yolk cell free, and that's why you can't not watch peacock stream now at peacock. TV. Dot Com parks and REC streaming now..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts. Thanks as always for clicking and listening along I just going to come out and say anything. I got an all time record you this week. The man the legend the icon word. That's overused but in this case it applies. Al Pacino is my guest as you may know. Pacino doesn't do a lot of interviews. Hasn't done a lot of interviews over the course of his career so with a little bit of arm twisting we convinced him to come and sit down with us and man he is. Let's say he should do more interviews? He's it was open and warm and happy to talk about whatever we wanted to talk about. We got together out in Beverly Hills near his home. A little restaurant called La Dolce Vita. It's got the red leather booths. If you can picture it while we're talking the brick wall the table across from us has the gold-plate that says Frank Sinatra all the tables and named for some old Hollywood legend and he came to play as I think you'll hear We're talking about his latest project. The Amazon Prime Series Hunters which is about a group of Holocaust survivors in nineteen seventies America seeking revenge. We put it that way against Nazis who hidden themselves inside America but that was just the beginning talked about Godfather scarface Serpico all the way through his career and has he says you'll hear he coaching his eightieth birthday. In April he's reflective he's nostalgic and he's finally ready to sit down and think about one of the great careers in the history of show business. So I'll stop talking now so you can start listening to the Great Al Pacino on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. All right thanks for doing this. I appreciate it thank you. Thank you for strapping immature. Really can't get one of those places lose. La Spots he get Sinatra's booth rickles booth Pacino's nameplate that they're gonNa get you one can understand coming here. I mean it's in the midst of everything. There's this place I I never saw you know. Because it's it's it's alongside other places that are somewhat anonymous and I never heard of it. Yeah this place is called La Dolce Vita do I have that right now. Let's see if we can remember that. So this is A. We've got a lot to talk about exciting time for you. First of all I can't drive around L. A. Got In town without seeing a billboard for the Irish G. Yeah well they they they. They bought them. But how exciting is it for you? After I guess. Twenty seven years to be nominated for another Oscar. Wow what you don't know it's been that long you flash on the last time you would. You would nominated what that was like it. You don't think about it really then. It happens and it's great when it happens wonderful. Does it feel like it's been twenty seven years since nothing feels like it's been twenty seven? Yes from yesterday. Feels like twenty seven years to today but at the time is as you get older you see. Time does his exist. We were talking about your long relationship with Bob. De Niro the and the fact that you guys. Kinda got back together. All these years later with Harvey Keitel expert says he in that group. Was that experience. Like all being one place Mount Rushmore. Well they they've made such great films together and so there I was in fifty years. I thought well it's simple. The actor always feels that way thinks. Well maybe Marty Scorsese just as you never know with people you know you could say something in In print or to someone and they get interpreted the certain way and he thought I didn't for them because but then when you look at it such artist as he is a me just goes by what he feels. He's got there and I've spoken to him over the years and he knows that I really admire his but at the same time unless it it works. So for instance with The the Irishman it was Bob de Niro whose into I think al. How's she play this point of Jimmy Hoffa Great And Go already said. You'd think so you know so. That's how I got it but we had a reading about six or seven years ago in this Tribeca will man they have cameras and so I mean I'm somebody I think they're going to show the reading billboards fat. But it's like a little but we had a reading of it four Marty and it was Bob who organized everything. Bob is a really good produce it to be a great actor. He's a really good produce. So key organized. This reading to win over money was not quite sure. And then we read it and it was clear. The Steve's alien script so so effective so I think that's what did and that was about six or seven years ago so marty wasn't sure about the whole thing. He wasn't sure that you are right for Hoffa. No I think he was he. He wasn't sure about the whole thing. Yeah and then. We had a reading together. Bobby kind of ally Japan. She is people altogether this room weeding and there was about fifty other people watching us and I think they photographed and I remember that day I was doing a play and I paint from the play downtown and read it and it was affected it. It's a good script so that'll be on Netflix. Soon that report that we're going to get their money's worth. Yeah is it. I've heard it both ways from actors is more difficult to play a real life character like Jimmy Hoffa or is it less difficult because you have so much less it. Is You know you always dependent on the taxed of course but would the real characters? You get really. It's it's it's a plus because you've got and especially in our world today. Could you got all the Internet stuff and everybody is you know they just want to look. I mean I watched film on Kevorkian you know on the best of course is when you have the real person you can. You can deal and ask questions that normally askin see the reaction right now. We're thinking doing Frank Lloyd Wright that that's in the sort of wow and eat those so you're wondering I'm watching watching interview with Michael. Mike Wallace home while fifty three year. Him Talk some of the things he said. Yeah so you've got it there with off. I had it all over the place so you just start looking channel. You know we try to channel. Don't even try to channel. You naturally do you so you you watch somebody a lot and I remember Frank Serpico. I really got to know if you've ever seen the film Serpico of course. Yeah well it was And I remember thinking Small kinds of questions and and with Frank. I finally said we're in Montauk. I'd write a house somewhere. We out there on the deck looking at the ocean. I asked him think what what would you do? I mean he got all this pressure coming after your money taking graft whatever. What if you just took the Grafton just put it to charity or something what why? Why did you do anything like that? Just get it over with. So it's not and he looked at me. He was stunned when I was just feeling filling them out and he said well hell if I did that. Then who would I be when I listen to? Beethoven wow I thought. Where's he going day? That's what's in him I'll gi. This is a good part. Wow so hof obviously than ever chance to speak to to find out things you find that when Hoffa was in prison. Guess what he galvanized the prison. Yeah Guy got didn't like the way they were being treated when out afterward and was you know call select for prisoners who mistreated devalued eight. It's he that tells you something about him and his commitment to what. He's doing what he does. Seem with Bob De Niro MMA car. I don't know if it's still in there and so long time ago. Sometimes those things right they leave the premises but the scene was about this relationship. He has the guy who he keeps. Pro Proven present. I think is twenty pro. Who He's having trouble with right he actually says. This is revisionist history. I don't know if this actually said so. But he says to Bob's character in it drive me just had a fight member when they go down to Florida was ten minutes. Late.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts. My thanks as always for clicking and listening along really excited to bring you our gets this week. SNL CAST member now in her eighth season. The hilarious eighty Bryant. She has been funny since I think the moment she got got on the show in two thousand twelve. She came in with a class that includes Kate McKinnon longtime buddies. Now they share an office together at Thirty Rockefeller Center Jenner. We're sitting right now. They write together in that tiny little office. They laughed together. They cry about their MOMS together. As you'll hear in this interview eighty the Brings US some of the best characters on the show for my money. Little Baby Eighty perhaps her best known in those snl digital shorts that started the superstar females females of SNL talker. Bell is another favourite. She of course played Sarah Huckabee Sanders the former White House press secretary and Meghan McCain on the view so we get into all of it with SNL. She grew up in Phoenix watching the show. Loving cast members like Sharyo Terry and Molly Shannon. She got into theater camp than she did. A little Improv camp. She moved to Chicago for College. She got Involved at Second City the famed theatre group that has produced so many snl stars and she was often running at twenty five years old. Landed her job on. SNL So we'll talk through that audition and everything about SNL but also getting getting into the second season of her show shrill on Hulu which is deeply personal show for her. She's the executive producer. She's the writer and the star of Shrill it's based on a bestselling memoir and it deals a lot with body image. Something you'll hear in our conversation that eighty has dealt with for most of her life and something she still deals with today. But you'll talk about the moment when she realized she didn't need to think about it the way she'd been thinking about it her whole life. It's a really really funny show. But it's also a touching show. She's great in it so eighty and I got together a couple of weeks ago when Scarlett Johansson was hosting SNL and Nile Horan formerly of one direction fame was the musical guest Scarlet obviously is engaged to Colin Jost head writer of the show Oh and also the host of weekend update so Scarlett has done the show a bunch. She's a vet. She knows how it works inside and out so eight and I kind of talked about what week was gonna look like in the process and we got together at a diner called big daddy's diner here in New York City We're seeing a booth just to paint the picture for you and it's not a classic New York Diner. Sort of kitschy diner. Think Bright Colors old seventies action figures lunchboxes from your a youth. Just a lot of crap around if I'm being honest. Good kitschy crap so here now from big daddy's diner is eighty bryant eighty. Thanks for doing this my pleasure her usual spot yeah. This is our our spots. I dressed for it perfect. You're very matching matching with our wallpaper. Hey we were just talking about. SNL On this being a show week. You're so I think a lot of curiously process. No Monday through the pitch day where the host comes in never been meets the host of the UK the host of this this week scarlet scarlet. And then what happens. Today we're sitting together on Tuesday. What was the rest of the week? Look by Tuesday is like it's writing a kind of all it is so we'll basically you'll kind of right different sketches all night long and each one could take a different amount of time so it just really depends but most people go home around four or five. Most of the writers. Don't go. Oh yeah an all night and they Most of the writers don't go home they sleep there and then work all day Wednesday Bahasa Twenty four hour shift. It ends up being that way. Yeah so like from your point of view today sweep like what are you coming in with like wh. What's your new so stressed? It shouldn't be here. I should be thinking. No I mean it's different every week. I don't know sometimes I try to just have like a kernel of an idea. Did that might even just be like a character's attitude or like a location or something and then you kind of sit with a writer and talk through what what do you think and could the hosts do and you know just trying to serve them and figure it out right now. What does that balance? Because I've heard different cast member say different things over the years of like a host of comes with a lot of ideas okay. That one's good focus on one that you think I mean it's funny because I feel like that mostly falls too like the producers to kind of talk them through or writing supervisors and then sometimes people will get like an assigned someone the hosts idea because they might have an idea and then it's like I'm rarely going to be the one to like. Make that happen for them. You know but But still kind of just. It depends on Wednesday. Then do you have a pretty good sense of basically what's GonNa be in the show after you read through it at the table and you say that work. That didn't work. It's really hard to predict because we read like forty sketches at the table. Read and then when it's done we have about an hour hour and a half where we're sitting waiting. While the producers who served in the host star in a meeting like picking and of course that time is all of us being like this'll get in that will get in or whatever but it it is. There's so many other factors at play like. Does the host have to change out of something into something really quickly. How can how can that work? Well then we probably can't do the sketch or even like locations in the studio like you can't have four things in a row at home base so one sketch might be out because it there's so so many factors so at least that's what I tell myself l. They'll geography logistics against. Oh Gosh I don't think people realize is it home. If you've ever been to see US alive the minute you guys go to commercial break. It's an all out rent Donna and wardrobes grabbing. Somebody's hand they're going going into a curtain two sets of changing. It's total chaos. Even though you guys come back from break and look like you've been cool all the time. The only time I ever feel like an athlete they shared off and like I think this is. What do people do race? Sounds so this is your season season. Do you still get that rush. That high at eleven thirty on Saturday night when the opening sketch starts and then you hear the the famous music. I'm so I I do. I still really love it and I would say I'm war. Get a rush like the band. When I hear the music of the opening opening credits I still remember how I felt the first time I heard like my name in the credits and that is insane and I don't know I also like I always feel overwhelmed when like there's a sketch that's really hard to execute and we mail it? You know that those are like especially invigorating. Now that I've been there so Dang when you started eight seasons ago would you've ever dreamed that you'd be sitting here with talking about your eight season on. SNL and one of the the stars of the show. And also I mean my whole first season I was just convinced I was going to be fired the whole year and was crying all the time thing. This this is it. It's over now so it's so nice to be their intake. You'll really comfortable there which I kind of never thought I would. Yes you know you. You guys put you in Kate incessantly their group of of women in particular I think on the show who were like really the heart of the show I think so as a huge fan the end of the show forever and ever and ever you have the thing. Where if you're in the sketch and I would say this about Kristen? Wig Will Ferrell and Chris Farley. It's going to be good evening because even if it's not even if the sort of the idea doesn't work you're going to react in some way or we're going to deliver something to kind of save it What do you think we hear? People say like Eighty Bryant is one of the stars of SNL like she's she'd kate or the stars of bad I mean that's super super overwhelming and insane and I also just like it doesn't feel true to me still like I feel very like keeping the ultimate like you know I dunno Orlyk Fred or the people started with and felt really like in always But I don't know it's so overwhelming because again I really well growing up. It just felt incredibly far for me because I'm like from Arizona not a Hollywood town and I don't know said now to be there. I have some normalcy to it is bizarre. Yeah yes well it's true I mean you guys are I think that the heart of the show and you sort of made see the point of doing like the girl group videos do you have that sense of sort of empowerment with your group of women on the show and I think like at least for me. It was just like a survival tactic. In the beginning I was like oh I feel like I'd rather do something with my friend alone or my friends or just felt stronger together kind of thing things and so I feel like we kind of started writing from that place of like. I love doing bits with Kate and we share an office. Let's write something you you know those kinds of things like it just kind of happens naturally but it is like it's so much easier to do something with the POW. Wow and to be able to look in their eyes doesn't like I trust you so that's kind of how it started but then it was just like fun so the US. Kate Sharon office. Yeah that I think that comes across the show to when it's just the two of you doing the smoker at the update day like you guys have sort of an unspoken thing where again. It's going to be good if the two of you are in there did you. Yeah no her before the show or not at all we were just hired the same year and we really hit it off really quickly and I think we both are kind of like quiet. Dorks a work really hard you know are like care a lot and so we. We just found it very quickly. What's it like in that office when the two of your bouncing ideas each other I think people probably imagine our office is to be very fun? But it's actually a lot of us like quietly talking about how much we care about our mothers like quietly talking about our can earn deep deep worries. But that's very bonding to so it's not just a big. Yuck fest no I mean it is a lot of the time and like we. We just just did a sketch last week. That was sort of us like trying to kill each other. That just came out of us like joking around doing that. So so you've got the the the big headline famous characters that you do a little baby. Sure Right yes. We're.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along my guest this week one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Jake Jilin Hall very excited for this one jason the middle of a good run just this month alone he's in Spiderman where he plays mysterious a film that just crossed the one billion dollar mark his first time in the Marvel Universe really first time doing one of those big superhero dress up costume kind China deals and at the same time this week he's in previews for his play seawall a life which he is brought to Broadway from the famed public theater off Broadway here in New York City this interviews taking place at the Hudson Theater where he we <hes> was getting ready. Just a couple of days before they started previews for seawall a life he co stars with British actor. Tom Sturridge and he'll explain it to you but what it is to acts and the first act is just Tom Sturridge onstage giving a monologue and jake is in the wings hanging out in his dressing room. Whatever he's doing then he comes out for the second? Act does a monologue and that's it but what's interesting about it is it was such a huge hit sold out hit at the public theater off Broadway that they wanted to bring it to Broadway <hes> but he told me before we started and I think he won't mind me saying that this is he thinks the best thing he's ever done and this is the third time he's done Broadway and he talks about just totally breaking the fourth wall he said it's such a personal show and it's about fathers and sons and children and death in life and all those things that so deep in it touches so many people that they WanNa talk you want somebody to talk to after and he's like WanNa talk to the guys who are in the show so he's super invested in this. It's really <hes> it's a really really amazing piece of writing and performance by Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal so here jake and me at the Hudson Theater in New York City we Wanna point out you'll hear later in the interview when we walked out into the theater itself. It was still under construction. I think it's fair to you say the ceiling was falling in a bit but here now on the Sunday sit down podcast Oscar nominee Jake Jilin Hall. Thank you thank you for doing this man. Let's talk about the play yeah <hes> seawall a life slam it right slash say your piano number on instagram all slash <hes>. What is this play about? I mean it's a lot to explain. It's heavy. It's to acts you have an entire monologue to yourself people thinking about coming coming to see it. What will they see when they walk into this theater? It's a show about faith and family and the mess and comedy life you know it's about really actually about two fathers and about for my character about a father who's just someone's just about to become a father and also he goes back into his relationship with his own father and the passing of his father and how that makes him feel becoming a father and and <hes> the longing and then the love for his child who's born and time kind of becomes a very relative thing in my piece and I go back and forth between moments and experiences of I've had in as a character in my life and it's <music>. It's moving. I mean it's some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read. You know and I wanted to do it for five years and <hes> because it semi-autobiographical the writer nick pain said no he really wrote it from self L. Factually as it catharsis because of the things he went through and <hes> I beg for five years and then he find let us do it at the public and then the response was so overwhelming there from the people who saw it that we decided hey stick big Broadway for nine weeks and they agreed and we're here so it's definitely a different feel because it's as I said one act with Tom. Yep He's doing his thing yeah and then you sort of weight through that act and come out and do yours our the two acts related. I mean the first piece Tom's piece is. It's incredible. It's sort of meant and a lot of ways to shake up. Shake us up as it's and it is he's a father is on vacation with his family and it's really about his daughter daughter and his wife and the love of his wife I think the similarities between the two of them is that these are two men who deeply love their wives which is <hes> oddly becoming. Rare is a theme in a lot of particularly theatrical work that I've seen they're just madly in love with them and grappling with what it's like to be this parental figure you know to be the person holding the hand of this this little being and then depending on you and every possible way and I I think they're linked because they're about love and loss and the idea that in order to love anything the inevitability of losses there that's how we love and why we love and why we cherish it and so that's how they're linked but also also we share the stage I'm off stage when he's on stage and vice versa I'm in the wings with him. When he's performing and vice versa I mean we know each other nightly where real partnership and we actually do spend time on stage together in the show? So what does that like just as a practical matter as an actor Sir be in the wings watching another show and waiting for your moment to come out. Is that hard he'd stay in character even during his piece or how do you do it fees. These pieces are special that there's not the idea of character doesn't really exist <hes> there are distinct characters in a way but really it's about each audience that comes in every night and the difference in all of them. I mean you can say that about what every show you see obviously every different but we interact with them so to watch him interact. I can start feeling energy the audience and what kind of group they are if they're out for a laugh if they're not for laugh if they're like and I a._M.. Cheering him on you know we can't do this about each other. These pieces are sort of acts of vulnerability and what he does every night <hes> how far he goes how much he shares how much he opens his heart. I like to think I'm a part of that him knowing that I'm in the wings like a team member and saying like you got this I got you if anything happens you know and <hes> and then I actually I don't really think about my piece. You know we've worked on them so much Sh- every nice different I mean I I sometimes he's changed wardrobe to I have I have a closet as opposed to a one wardrobe that I wear every night so it switches and my God I feel like wearing shoes bore boots or whatever it's it's different. Every night is the performance different every night in other words you go out there. Obviously you've got the peace or doing the monologue but the way you play to the crowd or joke you may or may not make based on what you're seeing out that Oh yeah I mean stuff happens with them and we respond to it. Now you hear these stories stories about actors saying all the cell phone went off with a terrible thing and love it when cell phones going off. I mean so if you come let yourself but I mean if it does and there've been moments where I've said people. Do you WANNA get that. Do you want to pick it up and not in a like a provocative way for real like we're here together. If my cell phone went off. Maybe I pick it up. Turn it off and there is no hierarchy of actor on stage. We are all here and what I think is really cool. Is You know in sometimes people are I've been in shows where people are crying thinking about things they've been through having the birth of their own child. You know the potential loss of the their pair who may the aging or going through whatever they may be going through and and I'll wait for them Oh we're all not acknowledged them but and they're also also times that I just we go through the audience like I. It's not like a circus Soleil. That's actually the job always say we're like when rehearsals like maybe I should go in the audience and it was like feels little circus away you know when you're in the audience please. Don't there are the rare fewer like jabbering me on stage like I don't want to go on stage which is weird but <hes> yeah we I go through the audience interaction them in certain ways never put anyone on the spot. You know it's I can't so hard to explain until you come but it's a very special experience. We've tried to recreate some of the cell phone distraction with active construction seen right outside our window notes. I can see you hold for audio. You guys right on audio yeah yeah. I don't think there's any way <hes> so as you mentioned. This was a big hit at the public theater here in New York City. People don't know this sort of an incubator for for great theater. Does it the show change at all on Broadway or or is it exactly the same show lifted put in this theater. The nature of the show is that it never stays the same so the space itself the season. It's a different season we did it in the wintertime are wardrobe changes. The set is changing a bit lighting is changing <hes> What we learned from the audiences because we have a lot of talk backs and we'll continue to have post show come out and talk to the audience because what we learned is that people have a lot of stories that they wanNA share that the stories we share it just preempt them to WanNa share theirs and were there to listen. I mean they've sat there. Listen to us for two hours. So you know things they learn things they tell us back have been some of the most incredible moments had in my life ending my work so <hes> but that's an amazing thing unusual thing to a lot of theater and I've never seen the two stars I don't think come out and stand at the front of the stage and take questions and listen after they've been through this emotionally exhausting experience variance yeah. Why is that part of it something that you and Tom WanNa do? It's the reason we're going to Broadway because I think I don't think we realize the impact these stories that have I have this moment. I say the Tom All time I stated their imaginations turn on because with the monologue which seems like such an actor being indulgent the act to among lock you know sites acting class one or something these have this feeling of you can feel everybody go into their own life. They they all kind of go back and they go. Oh my children my father my mother you know whatever the experience might be and you can feel you can feel the silence in fact we were at the public theater. We had to install doors backstage because there are a number if per production's going on in the public theater all at once and we shared dressing rooms and people are moving in and out and they had to put doors on the stage entrances because even tiptoeing you could hear because it was so quiet at times so it has like. And speaking of construction always there was I remember night where there's truck backing up for like forty five seconds to a minute and a half with the audience yeah after a while I was like okay I think I need to stop distracting.
"willie" Discussed on Fresh Air
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"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I'll open books I don't really have time for that. And I'd like to to get down to the nitty gritty, and I was like, I don't know if I can I don't know if I can or if I want to do that. I don't know if I wanna spend my life, creating an image. I spend so much of my life pretending to be someone else, which I really love like as an actor. I don't wanna do that offscreen. And so I was like if that's the deal. I don't know if I'm going to be able to do it. I did have a publicist early on. And this is a slight warning to my other publicist sitting over there. I came out of an interview. And she said you use your hands too much, you could've stopped doing that. Just become you know, when you talk when you just you just stick too much, just keep the hands down. And I remember looking to us at on. This is gonna work out. I said I don't want to sit in an interview with Willie thinking about my hands. I want to have a conversation, right? We will actually genuinely interested to find out about William. I'm interested to hear. How does his job? If I'm thinking hands down. This is going to be really boring. So that's probably what I was referring to is in the lesson of your success, though, that you don't have to be a brand you don't have to be a page. Yes. Exceed by being yourself. Yeah. I well. Thanks. I. Even from the choices I made. And this is where I gripe advice from my agent, Patrick Wassall. And I'm saying that because apart from the us because no one mentions agent, right? But Patrick all along was like, the you you love the theatre. You wanna do old different types of things you want to be musicals? And you're going to do everything I said, I see the thirty forty journey and in thirty forty years, you're going to be theater. You remember Broadway. You're gonna do plays. You're gonna musicals you're gonna do movies comedies action. You gonna do everything and he had a plan from the beginning of how to do everything. And there was a point in my career. I remember. Around about it hasn't three or four where I'll people were saying and journalists were saying like people don't really know how to pigeonhole you. And it's sort of diminishing returns, some people don't really understand who you are. And. And now, actually really that's become. Probably what I'm known for. Thank goodness. And it was actually just what I wanted to do. And that my agent said that to me from the very beginning. So if there's a. In a stray we say Dag heard the word Dag. Sure, you understand what a Dag is. I've heard it from. Being a Dag New Zealand cameraman's having a little off. I'm deck. Like what you see is. What you get right? So. Yeah, it's like, hey, you can be a Dag and still work in this business. The real many the real meaning is actually got nothing to do with it. But a day is a goofball. Would you say goop full in American right? You would say like, what did you say is what you get the literal. Translation, translation, which you will probably cut from this interview. It's the dried up who that you get on a sheep run. You know, when when they do a little bit skit, quote in the hair that's called a Dag. I think we can wrap this now. Speaking of rapper Eminem could use day easily. Easily in a self. Kill kill me. She's one firing. So feel free to a quite meet draw it up as opposed somewhere near the rear end of shape at any point willy. And I'll see it as a Tim of affection..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"He was. Was a long time ago. Isn't that just a facade, Hugh? Total facade. Yeah. No. And I'm ready to break. The songs now Willie there. There. Can't play wolverine without having a little bit of that inside you somewhere. Now. It's the way I was brought up. Yeah. I mean. I'm still show people say that to me and my dad, it'd be going. Not I didn't like the way like you didn't shake you didn't call Mr. right? Mr. MRs, sir. Like, I was I saw you. But your elbows on the table come on. Like, he's you know, I was really brought up from my mom and dad actually with with that since that everybody needs to feel appreciated. My mom's still says that to this day and every body needs to feel appreciated. So wherever you go. Don't ever forget that. And it doesn't matter who you are and the pecking order make sure people feel that. So I don't know if that's interpreted as nice, it's just probably a good upbringing, and it probably feels one just being myself credit for those right? Yeah. Night on say, the private man, right? Good. By the way. I am an act like, you know, Willie. This is an hour. I can play an ice for an hour. Is widows lights go off storms out of here. And I'm just giving myself a sentence literally. Everyone's like, I'm gonna catch the moment. Like. I don't know if you'll remember this. You didn't interview with Rolling Stone in the year two thousand well, right? When X men was right? And you were asked about becoming famous, right? And you said I fear becoming famous right? Do you? Remember, what you were feeling in that moment when you were on the precipice, you weren't sure what was going to happen to your life. You said I don't know if I have the the will to be a star that people look up to in. I actually I had forgotten that moment when you when you're early on, and you create you get a lot of advice from people you've gotta be like this. So if you're movie star backed in the thinking was. You've got to be mysterious. Don't give up much of yourself. Hold everything. Back key people wanting more be mystery and mad unco. It's been five minutes when I'm completely the opposite. I don't really like all of my friends..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I was reading an interview last night where you said when your mother left, the family, it didn't anger you. And you don't hold that anger with you is that still the case. And if so how did you get past that? It took a little work and still does I think? The more you come to terms with stuff that happened in childhood. The better everybody is you know off. And also, I think once you start to become an adult you understand. Relationships difficulties. How life can be hot for everybody. Then I started to understand my mom, but I ended, but I somehow never really had messes amount of anger. I think I've always felt love from both of them even though that didn't work out, and I kind of wish and I think now in this day and age probably would have worked at different. It was a different time back then, but I've come to place a pace with it. And you know, it's still takes a bit of work. I'm sure my kids would be saying the same thing. My my parents. But you, and you don't it's not the kind of thing that you carry with you today. You I realize more and more than we are. Very much some of not just how genetics but the way we were brought up, and I see some I just see so many more positive 's the negatives genuinely see that and feel that and yeah, I have to work on I do have to work on things. And sometimes I don't know if that's just me and everybody in I did I live or if that is stuff that was because of my particular upbringing, but I'm. Lucky that I don't feel. I have anything that. I wish I could have said to them. Yeah. And you chose wisely. When we're looking for a wife, I think it's fair to say hall. Yeah. I mean with all due respect. I get way have. And I if I didn't know that intrinsically which I do literally everyone including you Willie. When I saw you guys. You'll wife is fantastic. That's what everyone like, you're great. But you'll wife, and it's the truth, but I am a very indecisive person. So when things are clear to me, it is the greatest relief from taking a job to what to order on the menu to getting married. I am indecisive super indecisive pros cons on you to weeks in two meeting that we were going to be together for the rest of our life. I actually before we fell in love, I had his innate knowledge that we were going to be friends for the rest of off now in our business. We're all friends, of course. But you don't know if you're going to be really in each other's. And I knew that. So there was a connection way back, and she I'll tell you I have learned how to live life. And I certainly I feel like there's so many lines for movies. Like, I'm certainly a better man because of fischel isn't there something to be said to for meeting someone that early in your career? Yeah. She didn't know wolverine. She showman. She knew as a young actor who was Yemen up in the future wasn't so certain. Well, she speak the truth and still distrust, and she totally I it's funny. Actually, she was a one point gonna break out with me. She was like I didn't use resolution no actors, no one on the food was not. But she I do think my lucky stars that. We've been through everything together. And so I mean in the end, that's what marriage is you know, there's ups. I don't care who you are is ups and downs to every relationship. But I think it's difficult, and I see it in colleagues who are famous and out. They dating is a God Innis to them because then auto as one hundred percent sure people's motives and also they've they change can change quite quickly. When you get that kind of attention. So the Deb, and I always say no body when she fell in love with the, you know, and so in the end, what do you want from your life partner, you want to be fully scene, and you want to be out of fully see them exactly who you really are gnawed any kind of label or anything anyone puts on Deb. And I had that from the beginning. People talk about you as the nicest star in Hollywood, a guy who no matter how big he's got how much money is movies. Make he is who he is..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Guys willie guys back with you for another episode of the sunday sit down podcast thanks so much for honest again this week my guest is the king of country music right now blake shelton also coach of course on the voice people's sexiest man alive we get into that a little bit and let's be honest the headliner the boyfriend of gwen stefani we talk about that as well so blake just open a new bar in nashville bar doesn't really tell you what it is it's a five story music venue it's called old red based on one of his songs on the top there's a bar in between their music venues place you can have a wedding or your prom or whatever it's this massive structure on lower broadway right in nashville which is sort of the bustling center of town right now and there are bars all around it so he's just in the last year or so across the street they're building luke bryan's version of this bar next to luke bryan's jason aldean's if you look north up west end e get two bentleys place florida georgia line has one john rich has one alan jackson has won if you're anybody in nashville you got your own bar now blake has his and i think it's the biggest of the mall it's massive so he's pumped about that we talked about his new bar we mix them cocktails behind the bar before we started it was as you pointed about eleven o'clock in the morning so the bourbon and i think he had diet coke maybe we didn't drink a ton of it i just wanna be up front and honest with you about that but we did talk an awful lot about his career where he started coming from ada oklahoma rising up in via the bean in nashville for a decade before anything happened for him before he got in the action in the music business and then of course going on the voice which totally changed his life and a chance to show off some of his charm and his personality and now he's on a streak of seventeen consecutive number one country music songs which is a all time record when you think about that in country music so a great conversation really one of the most fun and charming guys you can ever sit down with a sunday sit down right now with blake shelton as how's the drink drinking you with the diet this is good this is wow steady the tall little stiff i'm ready to do an interview got stuff to say that's the truth serum you're holding your hand right there i got a lot to confess so graduations on this place thank you is it crazy to see it all it was a dream for a couple of years now to walk up and down five stories and look out and see your own place i think back to very first meeting official meeting that we had about doing you know these old red barn grills and and and it was like a lot of lock inspiration top photos and here's what we think possibilities of these logos you know and and to know that this this all really did happen you know i can't tell me meeting as i've said in whether it's video or an album concept of you know whatever television show pitch or something where you just you said in these things and you see that stuff and you never hear about it again and now we're actually in this building you know it really came together you know your every every step we took was was forward and with determination you know and it's it's overwhelming you know when the tissue mingo alread open which by the way isn't even as big as this rooftop huck but it's it's it's actually more of a bar hold on the wall top bar and grill than than the the nashville version of red but they represent the same thing which is you know country music and and for me personally maas stake in it is having a place for this new developing young talent have a place to call home and perform you know we.
"willie" Discussed on World Cafe
"All being the closer you'll have to green that ben britons better ole breath that's bad breath by my guest willie nelson off his latest record called last man standing it's a very funny song so in in that song you sing been puffing on this and smoking on that and as you're singing it your voice sounds so beautiful and i was marveling while i was listening to the record at just how beautiful and how melodic it sounds how do you get away with with with that you've been singing for a long time for a long time abused myself a lot and you're not smoked a lot of cigarettes and i drank a lot with skid did a lot of the wrong things for a long time and it took its toll had new mon new four or five times in a long collapsed and all it will so i went through all those do's and don'ts and i find decided that what's best for me is what i'm doing now which is basically nothing drinking some coffee little using and a little yeah it's a lot you're touring schedule as rigorous is does your whiskey tired oh i guess it does anything else so well you get started but it seems to really sing and seems to kick in the energy over when i get out there and start singing i start gathering more and more energy source a positive thing that happens out on that stage willie nelson is my guest here on the road cafes latest record is called last man standing so in the in the title song you saying about some of your friends who have come and gone.