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Joe Biden; The Most Corrupt President in American History
"Promo code prager. Thank you, Dennis, and it's always a privilege. It never gets old, and it's never unappreciated. Dennis is unique, and there's no one else I'd rather fill in for. Many years ago, actually this house started many years ago Dennis said to me, you know, those are pretty big shoes for you to fill in for. Me, meaning his size. What does that Sean a size 12 size 13? What is this where? I don't even know. But he didn't mean his shoes were so big, right, he meant just, well, maybe he did because he told me I thought 12 or 13, I may be totally wrong. We've got to find that out. But big shoes they are because no one in the media is quite like him, including offering the inside he does in so many issues. So I just try to give you my perspective on life and issues and maybe one of these days my own podcast. You know, with all the teaching and everything else I do, it's been hard to get it going, but we will at some point. In this first hour I talked about whether we need a new Declaration of Independence to take back our country from the left. In this hour I want to talk about the specific charges against the king, because I said, right, the founders revolted rebelled against the king of England. As they seek to control our lives and make us into their left wing utopia. That's what they're doing. But if this is important, if you understand their ultimate goal, they're specific policy disasters, make more sense. You think they failed because they don't work. But they think they succeeded because they've created chaos and disorder. Just as with the policies of the king of England, so many years ago. But of course, Joe Biden is no king. He doesn't have a set of principles and he never did. Actually has one set of principle. That's the grow his principle. If you don't mind the pun. He might be the most corrupt president we've ever had. In any case, he's actually more of a placeholder for the left than anything else. And Kamala Harris, my God. Is she over her head? She must have always want to power to make up for her insecurities, of which there must be many. That's my guess. I'm no psychologist. Sean, do you remember the Peter principal? He's looking at me funny. He's just doesn't look that way. Of course. A quizzical look. It was the Peter principal said that you're doing your job well and then they promote you to the higher job and that's where you fail because you were very good at what you did before, but you're not so good in a promoted role. In my other field as a teacher, you wouldn't believe how many bad a system principles and principles there are. They might have been very good teachers. That's kind of what the Peter principal was. But she was an awful senator if you remember that. And an awful attorney general before that. I think Dennis even debated her once. But yes, you know what she was? A good friend of former speaker of the California assembly, Willie Brown. Actually, I don't know if she was a good friend, Willie Brown. You'd have to ask Willie Brown, right? We don't even know if she was Sean, why are your eyes going like cross eyed? You're not saying anything. Neither am I. But we never checked lily Brown about that. It's hard to believe, though, that these are the highest office holders in our country. They're an embarrassment to our country. But again, they're clearly being controlled by the left. Whether it's Obama, that's my guess, is people or other leftists. Do you remember the event weeks ago where Obama came back? I guess for the first time to visit The White House. And he comes back and everybody's around him and he's up mister terrific. And Joe Biden wandered around looking for someone to say hello to hip, just to say, now that was pathetic to watch. I almost felt sorry for him as bad as he is as corrupt as he is. But of course you have to ask this question. Why does Biden's wife and I kind of hinted at it in the first hour, she must be so obsessed with power to have ever cared about protecting her husband's dignity. What about his dignity? You can say, well, if your mean, you say you'd never had any. But in fact, that defines all of them seeking power to make up for their shortcomings as people. That's what I guess. They seek power to define themselves, especially power over other people. That's my best guess. Let me know what you think. One 8 prager 7 7 6. And it includes people on our side, too. Like Mitt Romney, if I had a guess, if you remember his father didn't do well running for president, I forgot the incident that happened on not going to say he cried or something that would have been, that was Mike dukakis, I think, of Massachusetts, but there was something, and all of a sudden he failed miserably in his quest for the presidency. So my guess is Mitt Romney's avenging for his father's undignified loss of the presidency. But, you know, I've apologized. Many times for being a delegate for it. He fooled me too for a while. But Dennis said he met with him and he didn't care about principles. Yeah, that makes sense. And Liz Cheney. Oh my God. Trying to preserve, I guess her father's legacy, whatever that was. If anything, she's tarnished what, with many of her pronouncements, she's tarnished what people thought about her dad, Dick Cheney. I suspect that all these people have deep personal problems, and I never feel that they care what is best first for our country. That they care best first, what's best for them. But they are part of the leftist cabal, whether they know it or not. What did the Russians call them useful idiots? So back to the charges. We had charges against the king and I mentioned in the first hour that's what the Declaration of Independence was about. So what are our charges begin with against this would be president. The stealing of the presidency. They never accepted Trump's victory, and they were willing to stop at nothing to make sure he lost. Including, as you know, the Russian hoax, what, two years impeachments, and the banning from social media. And now they have lawsuits against him and other enemies. Anybody who had anything to do with them. These people have no moral guard rails, except to win at all costs. That's it. And I said in the first hour, they're likely 20 anomalies over 20 that had to happen for Trump to lose. But they did win and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in office because of blatant fraud. As the movie 2000 mules demonstrates pretty well itself. So, mister king Biden, our first charge you never should have been declared king because you ascended to the throne illegally. How many of you, you can call me one of the prager 7 6 7 7 6? How many of you listeners like me still cringe when they call on President Biden? I still have trouble with that. It's like calling the person who stole your house, the homeowner. And to add insult to injury, the king had his Justice Department, as you know, throw innocent people into jail, summoned to solitary confinement, as I mentioned, because of January 6th, and they call it an insurrection. I love that. That was an insurrection. I don't think so. Riff raff and all kinds of people maybe, but insurrection, I don't think so. Of course, your edicts at the very beginning like ending our pipelines and drilling the ending of drilling for fossil fuels and discouraging just the scourge leases, just the other week I think it was. But it's part of your plan, see, that's what I said. You got to understand what they're up to. That's their plan to destroy capitalism and markets that we're working here. To this day, even in light of high gas prices, you continue this policy as part of the Green New Deal. And that's going to help destroy our country. So what do they do? They printed a lot of money to assuage the peasants doing my analogy with the king with your trillions of dollars in giveaways. It's a way to make them more dependent on your government. When you make people give them money then they start to depend on the government. It makes me think of a story when I first started teaching. I think it was a fourth grade kid. He's running around the school building wildly. It wasn't my student. And I finally caught up to him. I said, you know, what are you going to do with this? What are you going to do with your life? In fourth grade, he said to me, I'll go on welfare. His family must have been on welfare. He already knew that term. That was his dream, I guess, or that's what he had hoped. So that's what you do with the printing and money. And as you know, with inflation at a control, it won't be long before your Marie Antoinette, Kamala Harris, says let them eat cake. Sean, you do remember Marie Antoinette? In history, if nothing else, Dennis did not debate Marie Antoinette. You don't have to look that up. Debate between Dennis Murray. But of course, I'm confused in two different revolutions. But a revolution we have on the streets through your defunding of the police, you're just less department allowing the left to right and commit mayhem to scare, get this now, the masses into needing your protection. That's what's going on. And of course, we know that the DA's all across this country funded by George Soros of letting them out. I read a story the other day. They can't get police in many cities. Who would want to be a policeman these days? You lock sum it up. They're out in jail before you could even say boo. And just like Putin protesting his liberation of Nazis in the Ukraine, that was a justification. You come up with this phony white supremacy, as the number one problem in our country, and the reason for the crackdown of our civil liberties. I can see all these juxtapositions with what you're doing and with communism and dictatorship. A long, of course, with charges about America being a white supremacist country because you use race baiting at every chance because you have nothing else.
Pelicans earn 105-101 win over Clippers, claim No. 8 seed
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Daleep Singh: Keystone Pipeline Is a Distraction
"Let's go to delete sing Talib Singh deputy national security adviser expert on all things Here's dalip at 7 go Does this situation in Russia and the need for more domestic production That's really nice Guys who's on with Joe Scarborough and Mika brzezinski Go ahead Do any pause and cause you to reevaluate the president's decision to cancel the permit on Keystone at all over environmental concerns No that's a distraction Willie Keystone is an oil pipeline is a distraction What do you need pipelines This is just incredible to me It's just incredible to me Do they believe this crap If oil pipelines were distraction if they weren't necessary why do we have them Why do we have them ladies and gentlemen Why did John D. Rockefeller create pipelines to begin with It's just a distraction We can move that stuff on trains and in trucks and it's a distraction folks Oil pipelines Why do companies want to invest in oil pipelines Because it's a distraction It doesn't affect anything Besides it would have been years away from completion you know Years away First of all it would have been completed by now but for the Democrat party And but for their advocates
Quirky Payne Stewart Inspired Willie Mac to Return to Golf
"And pain was my kind of guy. I liked pain growing up. Just 'cause he was so weird, like, did wear a knickers? I was like, he didn't give a shit. He didn't give a shit. He was like a weirdly ADD and then he had filled the mister perfect kid and then he just beat him, he said, he said, you're good, bud. You're gonna win a bunch of these. This is my. And I was like, wow, this is so sick. It blew me, it blew me away. You know, dude, that's badass, but you're right. You're right about pain, man, dude. I remember them like interviewing him back in the day and he's like, he was way young and he goes, he was hitting balls on the range and there was 6 guys wearing khakis and a white polo to his left and ten guys were in khakis and a white polo was right and he goes, what the fuck are we even doing out here? He's like, he goes, what is it? I mean, we even happen. Then he had the NFL teams. I mean, dude, yeah. It is style, man. That was pretty cool. That was pretty cool. And I think it's what, you know, I think his wife is like a total sweet or big, you know, she knew he was the king. She was the Queen and I always wanted to reach out to her. I mean, I was too low time to do that, but deep down, I always was like, hey, look, I started a whole new career because of your husband watching your husband and that's kind of made it the PGA Tour, but I never got to talk to her about it, but you know, it changed my life.
Willy Mac Was a 14 Year Old Golf Burn Out
"Give me the Willie Matt from 25 years ago right out the shoot. Back when Willie Mack had nothing. Not two nickels to rub together. Give me that Willie Mack till now. Well, I mean, it's a long story, bud. But hey, we gotta start bro we'll just start with Clinton golf real early. At 14 because I burned out and I ended up playing other sports through high school. And then those four years, you know, graduated 18 high school, I was so far away from golf at that point that there was no chance I was ever going to play again. It was just, I was something else. I was a total different person. And so it led me to go out to Montana to go snowboard and sewed my seeds, so to speak, and fell in love with it. And it just time just hit. First little realization, 20 probably you party hard to hear about 20 to your graduating college, basically it was my college career. And then you're like, your dad, or whoever's like, son, you got a freaking step up and you got a figure out what the hell you're going to do. Yeah. And that was kind of what I was doing at that time. And mine went a little further. I was 25. I didn't start playing golf again until like right at my 25th birthday.
Timberwolves beat Knicks...Rafael Nadal advances
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Kotkaniemi scores twice, Hurricanes roll past Bruins 7-1
"Just just very very cold cold Canadian Canadian we we had had two two of of the the hurricanes hurricanes five five first first period period goals goals on on the the way way to to a a seven seven to to one one route route of of the the Bruins Bruins coach coach Kenny Kenny and and he he scored scored the the second second and and third third of of his his team's team's five five goals goals in in the the opening opening period period to to take take a a five five to to one one advantage advantage after after one one table table teravainen teravainen Seth Seth Jarvis Jarvis and and Derek Derek Stepan Stepan each each scored scored in in the the period period while while Jacob Jacob Slavin Slavin and and Andrei Andrei Svechnikov Svechnikov added added goals goals in in the the third third step step on on says says the the hurricanes hurricanes couldn't couldn't have have asked asked for for a a better better start start this this is is one one of of the the good good ones ones that that ray ray from from the the the the start start of of the the game game we we did did a a lot lot of of things things we we wanted wanted to to Patrice Patrice Bergeron Bergeron had had the the lone lone Bruins Bruins goal goal before before the the game game the the Bruins Bruins retired retired the the number number twenty twenty two two of of hall hall of of Famer Famer Willie Willie reed reed who who broke broke the the NHL's NHL's color color barrier barrier in in nineteen nineteen fifty fifty eight eight I'm I'm guessing guessing Coolbaugh Coolbaugh
Hester, Ware, Andre Johnson 1st-year Hall of Fame finalists
"DaMarcus DaMarcus ware ware Andre Andre Johnson Johnson and and Devin Devin Hester Hester all all make make the the list list in in their their first first year year of of eligibility eligibility Hester Hester is is a a rare rare finalists finalists who who made made his his mark mark mostly mostly on on special special teams teams perhaps perhaps remembered remembered best best for for opening opening the the two two thousand thousand seven seven Super Super Bowl Bowl with with a a ninety ninety two two yard yard kickoff kickoff return return for for a a Chicago Chicago touchdown touchdown the the selection selection committee committee will will also also consider consider tackles tackles Tony Tony Boselli Boselli and and Willie Willie Anderson Anderson defensive defensive lineman lineman Richard Richard Seymour Seymour Jarrett Jarrett Allen Allen and and Brian Brian young young safety safety leroy leroy Butler Butler cornerback cornerback ronde ronde barber barber wide wide receivers receivers Torrey Torrey Holton Holton Reggie Reggie Wayne Wayne and and linebacker linebacker Sam Sam mills mills Zach Zach Thomas Thomas and and Patrick Patrick Willis Willis a a maximum maximum of of five five can can be be elected elected I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas
Hillary Clinton Says Congressional Republicans Have 'Hung Their Spines up on the Wall'
"Hillary Clinton, on Sunday, NBC's Sunday show. With Willie geist, he sat down and for an entire hour he interviewed misses Bill Clinton. This was a powder puff interview. This was we're talking about, we're not even talking about softball questions. It's like he gave her the ball and the bat. And allowed her to guide this conversation. And Hillary Clinton is claiming that president Trump and his ill and that would be us were the ilk. We used to be the basket of deplorables. Now we're just ilk. That Hillary Clinton says that a demagogue has taken over the Republican Party. And sadly, the Republican Party has gone along with him. And for the life of me, people who I knew that I served with who fall in line on the outrageous accusations they make, whether it's against doctor Tony Fauci or pretending that what happened on January 6th wasn't an insurrection, honestly, they have hung their spines up on the wall as they walk into their offices. They have no conscience. They have no spine. And we are seeing the results of a party that has been taken over by a
Stephanie Ruhle Doesn't Know How People Are Really Struggling
"On MSNBC today what was her name Role mister producer Stephanie roll Listen to what she has to say about inflation okay Go ahead Nobody knows exactly when they're going down but you have to put all this in perspective This inflation is not in isolation And the government predicted it was going to be a challenging recovery recovery all tied to COVID So it's why you see things like that expanded child tax credit You've got the families of over 60 million kids on average getting $430 a month for people on fixed incomes older people on social security they're getting those fixed payments adjusted next year of 5.9% for inflation And the dirty little secret here Willie while nobody likes to pay more on average we have the money to do so All right there you go This woman is so out of touch She so out of touch he knows nothing about it It's like this Tiffany She's talking about truck drivers She doesn't know truck drivers Black whiter in between This clown rule she doesn't know what people are going through She's stuck in her little office near Wall Street in New York or wherever the hell it is Across the river I guess in New Jersey she doesn't get out there and see how people are struggling or anything I think what about you I'm out all the time All the time I want nothing to do with the kind of social circles these people keep It's an amazing thing
Biden Currently Battling 'Pretty Big Credibility Crisis'
"You got thousands and thousands of haitian illegals in del rio texas. You've got a drone strike. Where biden was going to show the world. How tuffy was takeout some isis k. Terrorists instead he wiped out a family of ken. Seven children three none of the isis k. Targets apparently were taken out. France's live with us. They recalled their ambassador from washington because of a nuclear deal that we cut france out of and then you got the vitamin ministration. Promising boosters are going to begin today that he said that last week and the fda came along and said not so fast not so fast. No boosters at least now except if you're sixty five or older or vulnerable when you're losing chuck todd of meet the press. You might have a problem. Check out this exchange between willie geist of nbc and chuck todd over biden's now. Chuck todd characterizes it as a pretty big credibility crisis. I would call it a catastrophe. Listen to this so we can talk about the border crisis. We can talk about the period of about one hour. On friday where we learned that the drone strike that had been touted as an attack and a victory over isis actually killed a group of civilians including seven children france recalling its ambassadors from from washington because of that nuclear deal. They were cut out of between the united states and the uk and australia and also the kobe booster news. That all came on friday. How is the white house managing all this. And what do you expect to hear from the president at the u. n. on tuesday. Well look i think he's got a pretty big a credibility crisis on his hands because all of these problems in some ways showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite afghanistan withdrawal wasn't going to be messy. This wasn't gonna look like saigon. The booster shots he came out and he essentially said eight months and even indicated. Maybe we should started as soon as five months now. We're not sure of anybody under sixty five is going to get a booster shot. So he's had of course the border has been you know whether this could. We can talk about the border problems. You could say there's years in the making but the it's pretty clear we have a bigger problem now than we've had in years. Wow chuck todd of meet the press saying that biden has a pretty big credibility crisis.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Guys willie geist here with another episode of the sunday. Sit down podcasts. My thanks as always for clicking and listening long my guest. This week has won a grammy. She's won a tony for best actress. She's won an emmy and she twice has been nominated for an academy award. She is the wildly talented singer and actress. Cynthia areso born and raised in london to nigerian immigrant parents. She dreams that she was a very little girl of being on stage of performing of acting of singing. And my goodness has she lived out her dream. She made her first name for herself in the color. Purple off west end production of that small theater. But when she caught wind. That oprah yes oprah. Winfrey wanted to bring the color purple back to broadway. Cynthia jumped at the chance. Cast in the lead role. Made famous in the film by whoopi goldberg. She won a tony award for her performance in the color purple. She added a grammy. She added an emmy and the world opened up to her. Hollywood sat up and took notice. She was cast as harriet tubman a role for which she was nominated for two academy awards one for acting performance. Another for the song she sang in the two thousand nineteen film. Harriet just this year she played another american icon. Aretha franklin in the national geographic series genius. she was nominated for an emmy for that role. Now she's out with her first solo album as a musician. She's been on a lot of cast albums. Winning grammys but this is her first solo album. It's called chapter one verse one. She also is out with a new children's book called. Remember to dream a barry about a mother talking to her little girl to dream big and boyer there's some parallels in her own life Just to set the scene really quickly before we turn things over to. Cynthia in a bookstore in new york city called albertine. It's a french bookstore tucked inside the french embassy on fifth avenue right along central park on the east side of manhattan. Why that bookstore you ask well these celestial ceiling blue painted with stars match. Almost exactly the cover of cynthia's children's book so much to talk about. I think you'll really enjoy cynthia. Don't know much about her. This is a great chance to learn about this incredibly talented woman who is thirty four years old and my gosh. Her star is only going to continue to rise from here so now. Please enjoy a great conversation with cynthia haribo on the sunday. Sit down podcast cynthia. Thanks so much for doing this. Great to see you having had like. I was just telling you for me. It seeing you again having seen you live at the robin hood benefits rush absolutely crush it. So it's great to see you so we're sitting here inside the french embassy and sore with sort of the celestial ceiling it conveniently.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"You say no it's over. We were friends before that. Well i know but in fact it will get into europe we. There's so much. I can show you sick at. How do we went to europe to promote father of the bride. That was in ninety six in eighty nine. Remember we went to ireland and england. That yeah i thought you meant on a movie or father. You know that's not europe. uk. Europe show sure. Wow you know what give up. The cop who who stopped honest to god. Do you know that we fought germany twice. You know that. I think of europe is the continent. That's your problem. Since i think in a lot of the united states insane i don't say the locals so great being thinking of brexit how they've sort of broken away. I'm trying to help you out thank you. Who's the prime minister of australia. Get say boris johnson. You switched it up at the last minute. I have a lot of connections in australia you do. I do name them. Nick grenville the ambassador consul-general of australia in new york sake. Let me do willie's work for him. Cameraman walked out again got three mentions lean it. We'll get them. I didn't realize i guess i should have. That three amigos was your first movie. We'd known you. Snl and right. Were i in the bloodstream. So that was your first movie. So what was it like to walk in with steve. Martin who's already steve martin and chevy chase who's already chevy a little bit intimidating. But they were very very nice to me. They're very you know we had to play three close friends. So i had to the first couple of weeks impersonation impersonation of someone really relaxed. And but they made it very easy. Immediately vaunted through laughter and scrabble. Be before you knew it you felt. He's at ease and like this is a great thing to be doing. And the legend has it your first conversation or maybe one of the first when you came to the house to get the script as was a dig at steve and so the relationship was set forever. Yes tell them the dig. Yes i went to steve's house to pick up a script for three amigos who's you know. He wrote it with lorne. Michaels remind newman and i walked into his house and his old house. In beverly hills and i looked around. There was a cosso. There was a hopper. And i said how did you get this rich. Because i've seen your work you said i've toward the end of the meeting. I said it was great. Great meeting you. I expected more charisma anyway but it was kind of the natural instinct and it was overwhelming by the way he really did say that. Yeah and i kind of remember my reaction which was outta kinda curious side. I like this. you know. That's a daring thing to say to someone you've never met dollar then and then you sort of like am i going with this or am i and you know. It was just comedy comedy. We just we love hanging out with comedians. Because i think there's a thank god. I wasn't from ireland. Where you have you ever thought of going to europe so you're from Your family goes back to ireland. I'd love to take on a trip to europe but that seems to me that first moment form the basis for your foundation at least for your friendship if you watch your tour if you watch netflix special.
Siblings Found Shot Dead in Car in Atlanta Neighborhood
"Murder. There's this weekend here in Atlanta with a brother and sister shot in a car a new development this Sunday morning a suspect locked up from the get go. Atlanta police Major D'Andrea Price describes the deadly shooting as targeted, not random. I want to let the public know that there is no harm or danger to the society here. Robert Bankston Junior and his sister, Cedric a. Smith, are found shot to death in a car on Cells Avenue. Police later arrested Morris, Willie Godfrey for their murder. Detectives believe an argument precipitated the shooting. Godfrey is being held at the Fulton County Jail without Bond. Marcy
MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards
"In nineteen fifty one New York Yankees catcher yogi Berra was the American league's Most Valuable Player fellow catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the NL MVP and New York Giants outfielder Willie Mays was a National League rookie of the year that was a year tops got the license to make baseball cards for the major leagues those decades of kids trying to chew that hard stick a bubble gum while flipping through the cards are nor in all the who is he to get to the Reggie Jackson's George Brett's or Barry Bonds are coming to an end the company yet to be named as being formed by the sports merchandising company fanatics it will become the exclusive licensee for baseball cards once the current deals with the MLB and players union expire I'm timid wire
Americans Are Seeing Higher Food and Gas Prices
"Prices up again. The Labor Department's consumer price index counting food and fuel was 5.4% higher than June of last year and 9 10% more than May, both of the biggest jumps in 13 years and core prices were up 4.5% from last year. The annualized increase, though, isn't as meaningful since prices last summer were flatted down because of pandemic shutdowns. To the extent anyone can predict anything the Fed has said. Don't worry, it's transitory. The pent up demand and supply chain clogs driving up prices. Willie's eventually
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Willie geist here with another episode of the sunday. Sit down podcast. My thanks is always clicking and listening along. We stepped away from sunday today on. Nbc for the last couple of weeks while the network carried coverage of the tokyo summer olympic games. But we are back and back in style. If i do say so myself with one of the biggest stars not just in country music. But in all of music luke bryan. Luke already had risen to the top of the country game with number one hits entertainer of the year award selling out football stadiums across the country when he took a job in two thousand. Seventeen as a judge on american idol sitting alongside lionel richie and katy perry and growing his audience his appeal even more. He's one of the great guys and he invited me down to nashville to sit and talk with him in a studio called ocean way that sits along the famed music row It's a place where he's recorded some of his albums. It's one of the little houses and in fact this one ocean way as a converted church. Sit along the street. If you've never been there it's really cool just to drive up and down and see all these little houses where music history has been made in some of the most famous songs in the history of music have been recorded we got together to talk about his new docu series called mike. Dirt road diaries. That's also the title of one of his songs which traces his rise from the peanut farms of south georgia. Leesburg georgia to be exact to the top of the music world. You know about his success. You also may know there's been a lot of tragedy in his life. His older brother. Chris was killed in a car accident literally the night before. Luke was set to leave georgia at age. Twenty and go to nashville to chase his dream. Luke stayed home for five years after that to be with his grieving. Family delayed his dream but he got there soon after his sister died suddenly. His brother-in-law died luke and his wife caroline who was awesome took in the couple's three children It's an amazing story coming from where he has come from rising to where he has risen and all the bumps along that road. So i'm excited to bring you a great conversation with a truly great guy luke bryan right now on the sunday. Sit down podcast break cosima. Good thanks for being in the town. We're in this is made a lot of music in the student. I was gonna say you've recorded in here. Yeah we You know it's funny with with studios in nashville and stuff you. Can't you do a couple of albums in one and you're like well let me try this out so you count you kinda pop around to different studios. And and so yeah. I spent a lot of time here in ocean way and got a lot of and there's been some really amazing stuff that i've got to do in here and it's good to be back here in the heart of music run. This is it. this is it and you've been As we sit here you're getting ready to head out on tour. Yeah how much have you missed those live audiences because this docu series that we're gonna talk about. It became very clear to me that about the age of eight or nine. I needed a crash. Yeah i mean. I tell you you know i. I did have to be careful of that. Because you get in the habit where you just count to assume the role of trying to make everybody laugh and entertain. Everybody hadn't had been doing that well other than you know. Obviously thank god. I was able to do some of that on auto but but yeah i mean i tell you what you know everything i do in music. I mean the reason why moved to nashville was to set in motion said motion me getting on stage in front of people. I mean when. I love georgia. That was all i knew. Was you know playing in front of no matter. The venue the crowd the birthday party or whatever it was all about making people have fun and enjoy themselves. And i mean when you remove that element out of my life. I mean it took some. It took some reprogramming of the of the brain. But i tell you. I mean looking back. It was a lot of a lot of amazing little things with my family and consecutive nights. Same bed you know going to bed at normal hours and it was pretty amazing and you know what worries me is now. My boys have gotten a little accustomed to dad being around and now you know which thankfully it summer. And they'll come out on the road but it's just them ricotta them kinda relearning dad not being home as much and but what's funny about my boys. I mean they are like their cell phone mode. And i swear like the transition of blowing mama daily has come over to me. I mean they're like you know not nine in the morning they call. They make their daily request of the festivities of the day. Is it is it. Is it going wake surfing golfing and fishing or are we going to go build a rope swing tree. How and they laid their daily agendas out over coffee. So you're a camp director. Basically i have been. Yeah i have and then they bring buddies and then it's like they bring buddies so it's like five six boys. You've probably got the fun house right. You got all that stuff to play with. You know the house is exactly what mean. Caroline wanted it to be even with our nephew. He'll be in there. The basketball like past. Today's the basketball courts. Been full of boys out there shooting basketball and the gatorade truck pulls into the farm. They unload crates of gatorade. They drink them that day. So i mean we like. I said we cannot keep our frigerator stopped you know. The the pop tarts are gone daily. So we're having to feed all these animals. You really are running a like so you may need to get out in the roads. But there's there's always boys around the house and it's a big. My home was like that. I mean when i grew up in i even referenced sit in the series i mean our home was a hub. It was right in the heart of leesburg and you know my brother and sister. They had all their witherspoon. We had all the farmers you know end of summer day. My dad you know they. You know all huddled up around truck bad. Drinking beer at the end of the day talking about is is it dries at hot when we getting rained if we get too much rain so it was a lot. It was a little melting pot for us and you made some new music. He put the deluxe edition of your album out. You were doing american idol. So you were as you say. Still keeping busy with your jobs and your music. I was really blessed to to to stay real busy with. And yeah we were in the studio and and did the deluxe edition. And but i mean what's crazy is is You know the you don't realize the physical toll that time changes and stuff time changes and and what. I'm on the road by the time. I get off stages eleven eleven fifteen go to bed at one and then a comeback home so all those little changes. I mean it wears on you but you love it. You know it's like it's like the you you love being a part of that and so yeah. We're we're going gonna dive back into it's slot. You know when. I get out on tour always got these little vocal issues. You know your tire. You're under like my voice for a year and seven months has been like the best ever. I'm sure opening weekend. Get out there breath in some ragweed it's blooming somewhere and it'll shut my whole deal blow it out on the first show. Sound like.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Guys willie geist here with another episode of the sunday. Sit down podcast. My thanks is always clicking and listening along. We stepped away from sunday today on. Nbc for the last couple of weeks while the network carried coverage of the tokyo summer olympic games. But we are back and back in style. If i do say so myself with one of the biggest stars not just in country music. But in all of music luke bryan. Luke already had risen to the top of the country game with number one hits entertainer of the year award selling out football stadiums across the country when he took a job in two thousand. Seventeen as a judge on american idol sitting alongside lionel richie and katy perry and growing his audience his appeal even more. He's one of the great guys and he invited me down to nashville to sit and talk with him in a studio called ocean way that sits along the famed music row It's a place where he's recorded some of his albums. It's one of the little houses and in fact this one ocean way is a converted church. Sit along the street. If you've never been there it's really cool just to drive up and down and see all these little houses where music history has been made in some of the most famous songs in the history of music have been recorded we got together to talk about his new docu series called mike. Dirt road diaries. That's also the title of one of his songs which traces his rise from the peanut farms of south georgia. Leesburg georgia to be exact to the top of the music world. You know about his success. You also may know there's been a lot of tragedy in his life. His older brother. Chris was killed in a car accident literally the night before. Luke was set to leave georgia at age. Twenty and go to nashville to chase his dream. Luke stayed home for five years after that to be with his grieving. Family delayed his dream but he got there soon after his sister died suddenly. His brother-in-law died luke and his wife caroline who was awesome took in the couple's three children It's an amazing story coming from where he has come from rising to where he has risen and all the bumps along that road. So i'm excited to bring you a great conversation with a truly great guy luke bryan right now on the sunday. Sit down podcast break cosima. Good thanks for being in the town. We're in this is made a lot of music in the student. I was gonna say you recorded in here. Yeah we You know it's funny with with studios in nashville and stuff you. Can't you do a couple of albums in one and you're like well let me try this out so you count you kinda pop around to different studios and so yeah. I spent a lot of time here in ocean way and got a lot of and there's been some really amazing stuff that i've got to do in here and it's good to be back here in the heart of music run. This is it. This is it. You've been as we sit here. You're getting ready to head out on tour. Yeah how much have you missed those live audiences because this docu series that we're gonna talk about. It became very clear to me that about the age of eight or nine. I needed a craft. Yeah i mean. I tell you you know i. I did have to be careful of that. Because you get in the habit where you just count to assume the role of trying to make everybody laugh and entertain. Everybody hadn't had been doing that well other than you know. Obviously thank god. I was able to do some of that on auto but but yeah i mean i tell you what you know everything i do in music. I mean the reason why moved to nashville was to set in motion said motion me getting on stage in front of people. I mean when. I love georgia. That was all i knew. Was you know playing in front of no matter. The venue the crowd the birthday party or whatever it was all about making people have fun and enjoy themselves. And i mean when you remove that element out of my life. I mean it took some. It took some reprogramming of the of the brain. But i tell you. I mean looking back. It was a lot of a lot of amazing little things with my family and consecutive nights. Same bed you know going to bed at normal hours and it was pretty amazing and you know what worries me is now. My boys have gotten a little accustomed to dad being around and now you know which thankfully it summer and they'll come out on the road but it's just them recount of them kinda relearning dad not being home as much and but what's funny about my boys. I mean they are like their cell phone mode and i swear like the transition of blowing mama daily. Come over to me. I mean they're like you know not nine in the morning they call. They make their daily request of the festivities of the day. Is it is it. Is it going wake surfing golfing and fishing or we're going to go build a rope swing tree. How and they laid their daily agendas out over coffee. So you're a camp director. Basically i have been. Yeah i have and then they bring buddies and then it's like they bring buddies so it's like five six boys. You've probably got the fun house right. You got all that stuff to play with. You know the house is exactly what mean caroline wanted it to be even with our nephew. Be in there. The basketball like past. Today's the basketball courts. Been full of boys out there shooting basketball and the gatorade truck pulls into the farm. They unload crates of gatorade. They drink them that day. I mean we like. I said we cannot keep our frigerator stopped you know. The pop tarts are gone daily. So we were having to feed all these animals. You really are running cancer like so you may need to get out in the roads. But there's there's always boys around the house and it's a big. My home was like that. I mean when i grew up in i even referenced sit in the series i mean our home was a hub it was riding the heart leesburg and you know my brother and sister. They had all their with the pool. We had all the farmers you know end of summer day. My dad you know they. You know all huddled up around truck bad. Drinking beer at the end of the day talking about is is it dries at hot when we getting rained if we get too much rain so it was a lot. It was a little melting pot for us and you made some new music. He put the deluxe album out. You were doing american idol. So you were as you say still keeping busy with your jobs and your music yeah. I was really blessed to to to stay real busy with. And yeah we were in the studio and and did the deluxe edition and but i mean what's crazy is is You know the you don't realize the physical toll that time changes and stuff time changes and and what. I'm on the road by the time. I get off stages eleven eleven fifteen go to bed at one and then a comeback home you so all those little changes. I mean it wears on you but you love it. You know it's like it's like the you you love being a part of that and so yeah we're we're going dive back into. It's you know when. I get out on tour. I've always got these little vocal issues. You know your tire. You're under like my voice for a year and seven months has been like the best ever. I'm sure opening weekend. I'll get out there breath in some ragweed it's blooming somewhere and it'll shut my whole deal blow it out on the first show. Sound like.
Will Andrew Cuomo Survive the Sexual Harassment Investigation?
"So any mccarthy. Welcome to the hugh hewitt show pleasure to have you here. Let's talk some cuomo. I how are you doing this morning. I'm doing great markham. Delighted to hear willie nelson but not stone. So exactly right. it's a well. Listen you've got to call them now on cuomo. And you describe the attrition. James report as a thorough going disaster for cuomo. Will he survive. I don't think so mark. And i you know. I'm really surprised if i had said that Six months ago. I think i would've Had to check myself in for analysis but Just like you feel you have to bring a little texas to To the nation. I think i need to bring a little new york to the nation because we're used to looking at everything through the prism of republican democrat politics and the dynamic in new york is very different. The you know. The republican party as an institution is negligible here and the politics are all this divide between the woke left and what passes for the democratic establishment and the woke left wants cuomo out. They've wanted him out for a long time. And that dynamic is very interesting in the way politics gets reported because the media is when we're looking at national issues. The media's one hundred percent that seems with the democrats when it's the woke left versus the establishment democrats. It's very different And they're very divided so cuomo doesn't have it. It looks to me like the you know. The president saw the limb out from behind him yesterday. And the interesting weathervane. Here is carl casey. Who was the head of the new york state assembly a cuomo ally and has been protecting him on all this impeachment stuff. They've had this meandering investigation for months. He did a one eighty yesterday in basically said cuomo was unfit. Needs to go seems to be if that's where he's coming from. That's bad bad. News for cuomo.
Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally in Support of Voting Rights
"Texas capital. Singing both them out. The march, which began Wednesday was led in part by Beto O. Rourke, the former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate. Plus the Justice Department is
Hundreds March to Texas Capitol in Protest of GOP Elections Bills
"Country music legend Willie Nelson performed at a voting rights rally at the Texas state capitol in Austin on Saturday seeking his vote amount song if you the action in a statement Nelson says laws making it more difficult for people to vote are unamerican intended to punish poor people people of color the elderly and disabled Lyndon Baines Johnson whose father President Johnson signed the nineteen sixty five voting rights act told the crowd her father would be proud of today's activists access to the ball well liberty and justice for all the rally in Austin was the end of a March that started Wednesday twenty seven miles away in George town against tighter voting laws Texas Republicans are pushing I'm Julie Walker
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Fun to have a great race like that. So both katie. And caleb have a long way to go the decade going for gold and four more events including the fifteen hundred free tokyo marking the first olympic winner will be competing. In that event russell meanwhile has two more relays and three individual events including the start of the mid one hundred meter freestyle. That is tonight prime time here on. Nbc right craig. Thank you joining us now. Some of the new faces of swimming. Becker brooks curry healthy. Us men take golden the four by one hundred freestyle relay. J. litherland raced to silver in the four hundred individual medley and 'em away and did the same on the women's side. Y'all look so good with those medals on both. Can we start with you pay. You got it hanging around your neck. I like how it looks. How did it feel in that moment to watch to you and your team to win gold like i've been telling people just like an unforgettable moment Lot of emotions Just a really really awesome experience especially to see like you know a raised a lot of those guys in college and they're my competitors for really long time and now they're going to be my. They were my teammates. Just awesome brooks part of the team. To help them qualify. You're going to get your metal tomorrow. What did it feel like to be watching and cheering. I mean were you nervous. We excited I knew these guys had in the they could bring it home. It was super awesome to be able to be there in person and watch it and watch these guys gig old. There were so many cool things that happened. But i had to say after you guys had won gold. Caleb took his gold medal and he looked up he looked for you in the stands. He tossed it underhand to you. When you caught. It was an awesome. What did describe what that was about for people who didn't quite get So they got their mental during the During the podium. So i get mine Some time and he wanted me to experience that with them at the same time and so he toss it up so i could hold it and where and it was. It was awesome. I gotta ask you about the final touch on the rate on the relay newest tight i think our analysts. It was just five hundreds of a second. Did you watch it back. A little concern thought. Oh well you know i. I wasn't too worried We train for for this. You know we've done plenty of exchanges. I told sack you know through training camp and like dude. I always finish long. It'll be ready for that. So zach knows what he's doing and he's he's on it a man that was by the way we were there screaming for you. I don't know if you've heard us. But we will possibly could jay congratulations. Usa one two. You have family. That was freaking out because you were like workshop to did you know how close to getting that silver when you were in the pool. Get to see people on the way back a for this race. I was just seeing the crowd or like the stand so i just felt the energy. Usa stands were going crazy. So i just with the well. I mean the gold went to your teammate chase. Kalia who's also your teammate. At georgia and your training partner and your buddy i mean what does that mean to you Meat so much So actually like two years ago. We made a bit To get the olympic tattooing. So i didn't get it in sixteen But he was saying if we go one two in tokyo after. Get it so. It looks like you're going to learn. You should go to the tattoo parlor to congratulate years old first olympics. You've got that you got that hardware draped around your neck would mean to you when you wind. I mean this whole experience has been so like this kind of stuff. You jayme of when you're a little kid in the sport to actually have a become a reality kind of insane to me And you know like being there without looking up and seeing our teammates and the stands meant the world. I think that energy and watching jay chase before us really got going for the race. Were real quick. I know you guys miss your folks at home when you're on the today show you want to get quick. I'm on everybody that he did. It did it. They're so proud of you back at home. I don't know if you can feel it. But everyone in the united states is tyranny. You guys on congratulations proud. Thanks guys all right. We'll send it to you all right. Thanks ladies so for more on the of these games for more than usa and what to keep an eye on in the days ahead. We're joined by our pal might tweak. Oh nbc olympics time owes always good to say circuit to be here in in the morning the evening here. So we've seen some swimming. We've seen some gymnastics softball. We've seen some skateboarding now. Forty eight hours in compared to other countries compared to team. usa's pass. How are we well. That first night usually see the us win and swimming and it didn't happen but the us ended up with a pretty good hall at the end of that first full session. And i think that starts some of the momentum. The united states actually has won more medals shooting gold three than they have in swimming too. But swimming's won eight medals and that's really where the lion share comes from and you saw some of the folks over there for the eight who've won medals the decky dresser will be key to this and katie winning silver and caleb in the goal of the four by one hundred sets a good tone for the rest of the team as they go through the rest of the week. Hone in on your talking. Please welcome in. I haven't seen enough of each other to go. He's taught gymnastics. That's a big focus. A lot of people are wondering there was a little bit of a stumble Nobody's infallible but do you think that they're going to be able to bounce back. You would think they can because you know the individuals involved. We've seen them all do better. So is it a little bit of the pressure is a little bit of a reality check. It's once you can't play defense and the russian team was really good. So the americans they have to be sharp ho to the best news for simone and everybody else it all wipes away. All resets was qualifying. Those scores carryover so clean mind. Positive thoughts gives them the great chance to have a great couple of days. I'm levin these gold medal games that are about to experience the the women's softball. There's here's one thing about not being able to leave the hotel. I'm watching so much ladies. Their incredible and they're going to have a huge game with japan. Every game has been tight and the game against japan that they played this. Walk off homer to win the game. Let's them be the home team in the gold medal match here.
How Boo Weekley Got Free Pallets of Natty Light - in His Driveway
"But then you have it, then you have a deal with natty light where they drop a pallet off and your driveway. Yeah, yes, sir. When did that end? And how did you go about getting a palette of natty light every couple of weeks? Well, we were doing that. We were doing all that there when I was doing my charity event. I was doing it for every July of 23rd from 2002 to 2016. I did a big charity event. We had a big talc cutter. We had like, I mean, we had 200,000, a 180,000 in the Calcutta. I used to do it. We used to do a big old tournament. And it was a cool tournament because I would go out and sometimes I'd play, sometimes I didn't play, but we did a cow cut. I'd have Tracy bird, Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Allen. What's the rednecks from Louisiana? Willie and his family came to the duck, the duck. Dynasty, guys. Dude, I mean, we had a good time. I mean, I'm gonna leave out a bunch of like Allison Krauss came Jamie Johnson came crazy. I mean, Tracy Lawrence. I mean, we had to do we used to have some blowouts, you know what I mean? And then all of a sudden, natural light was in high school bush got hooked up and they found out that I drank natural light and I was like, look, man, I'm your head. Look, I'll be your head pusher around here. I can do it. I can do it all. Just come on with it, bring it. And then all of a sudden, they started dropping off a pallet. At the house, and then it was on, man.
"willie" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Read a report by someone who suppose supposedly by someone who knew willie who said he was that he had just discovered something very important with regards to the book he was writing again about the nuclear waste industry or the the nuclear lobby and industry and the waste disposal and all of that And also that he was on his way to a wedding celebration very soon. So there's just a lot of weird stuff there about personal reports of him not being a suicide risk right right and again you know anybody who has had the tragic personal experience of this. You know that there are not always clean indicators right of someone's personal struggles but i wanna go back to this idea of the anti-nuclear campaign because instead of inquiry there was another campaign that began a whisper campaign Rumors that macrae was Very heavy drinker alcoholic alcoholic That he was struggling with his sexual orientation. And still those those rumors. If indeed a smear campaign it was could not stem the tide of questions that were rise at a precipitous rate as you said. He had not exhibited signs of suicidal idealization in the past. This immediately becomes an enormously controversial even conspiratorial topic so over the past few decades. His death has been the subject of numerous articles investigations books. There's even a television documentary about him out. So why why. All this attention paid to to this unfortunate death to understand why the circumstances of mcrae's death and the official conclusion seems so suspicious to so many people we really have to understand the background of his political career and his activities in the time leading up to his demise. That's right. we talked about his background a little bit. But willie macrae was an officer in the british navy and oh you may recognize this name. He was an aide to lord mountbatten before this guy was murdered by the ira Interesting as an attorney he was fiercely opposed as we talked about to storing any kinds of nuclear waste or material or weapons in scotland and he also this is when he became involved with these scottish national party the snp and was he was really campaigning. For independence and i. I don't know how closely those two things are connected. I've only read the surface things that have been written about willie macrae. I didn't know him. I didn't know any of his relatives or co workers and he also became involved with that. Snp the scottish national party and was really campaigning. Hard for scottish independence yet. Yeah these were two extremely sensitive subjects at the time and scottish independence remains a touchy subject for many people in twenty twenty one as we record this. Because of his connections people began to believe mcrae had not taken his own life but had been murdered that he had uncovered something. The british government didn't want the public to know and that he might be on the cusp of releasing nasty skeletons from the uk. Administrations closet can ever eat a quick little excerpt here from that weird electric. Oh yeah please. Whatever it electric. Scotland according to the story on this electric scotland post. This person says that..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Success doesn't necessarily mean Success in in terms of career does not mean success in terms of a person whether it's show business or any business you have a guy who's spiritually and morally bankrupt even though he's at the top of his game and how incredibly sad and hollow he feels and bitter in how aware he is of where he's at to just really extraordinary in and rafael. I just thought just an incredible job. A bringing that out and to be able to render that credibly through an animated horse half joking but it's true to be able to pull that off as extraordinary. I think i think that that gives you when you can have that kind of one. Step removed b. b. horse. You're able to examine things in a way. They didn't really get to the heart of stuff. That's hard to talk about Yeah no it's a great show a last thing before i let you go the voice over stuff. I mean every time. I turn on the tv man. It's racist it's gmc your everywhere. I mean you were you born with the voice like this. Did you train your voice. Where'd you where'd you pick pick up all this voice. I like like most things in my life. Willie just kind of happened and got real. Lucky i don't know if i'm a lucky guy and a guy will say that in and my dad's my dad's got quite a deep voice and he always claims that if anything happens to me that he's just gonna to fill take over which i think is rude first of all. He's eighty three and byu thinking about something happening right problem. Do i like the presumption that you're going. I and he's going to take up the web again. Yeah why come from a family of optimists. We'll say that. I'm a total optimist. I always just believe that things are going to workout and they usually do in life. There's there's enough sort of negative stuff out there you might as well focus on. What's working in that kind of. That's that's what i do. And i tell my kids to do the same thing and i've been really lucky with the voice stuff early on when i was young actor and and when i moved to new york i didn't have to wait tables because i was able to start working in voice stuff and lending voice to commercials into radio commercials and stuff and it's something i've been able to continue really proud of. I really liked doing it after all these years. Yeah i've been the voice a gmc truck for twenty three years which has been an unbelievable partnership in such a great group of people over there reece's and has been awesome. We have a lot of fun. That's also great group of people who understand like hey let's go make commercials and have fun and anytime i can have fun and do stuff. It never feels like work. I work with a company up in canada. We do all these ads for the mobile company. And it's always just like they're always kind of like let's just have fun. Great that we can be in business together right right. Your house must just all of peanut butter cups legos and gmc trucks just to the gills. You got it. It's incredible honestly it kind of is.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I felt like i could not only observe but then process and then try to articulates what i could see. What's happening in the world just by listening observing the people that were going through the most even listening to you talk about that both sides ism is obvious it a dirty term. And that's not what you do but just hear you say this terrible thing happened. Did you also think about how hard it is to be a cop or the job they have to do. Is that a place you try to find. In general not specific to that but in general say hey. Let's find the common humanity here. Here's the thing that i think. Sometimes people rubbed over the american conversations is people don't like to look at the cause in this country. You know america's a country where you'll see a thousand ads about a medicine that you should buy to treat a symptom. A lot of the time people are not thinking about the cause. Oh your joints us soul. All your stomach is bad or they don't think about the cause. Take this pill take this pill and then you'll take this side effect of that pulling the school in this bill and this will what is the cause. If we don't think about the causes we always going to treat symptoms and we always going to deal with the side effects when we get down to the coal. I've been lucky enough to have conversations with police. I've had police tell me heyman. The structure of the thing we do is always going to fundamentally flawed if you design a system where these people have to generate income for their cities. All you creating assistant to protect and serve or are you creating a system that is punitive and designed to extract money from those on the streets and i'm not blaming individual police. I'm just saying look at the structure of what is the purpose of that in how we doing. How do even determine punishments all they pull you over. They give you a fine. Why did we decide that a fine as the correcting to people be like it's fay who's it fit to you know it creates a system where those who can't afford to pay fines can carry on living their lives. Those who cannot on are trapped within a system that will keep them spiraling further and further away from the society that everyone says they don't want to be a part of winning fact they do and so in these things don't have honest conversations if you're sending police out there to stop and frisk everyone. What do you think is going to happen. You know and so now in the in the private rooms of the police they tell the police you have to do this. You don't do it. You're fired because you don't meeting quotas but then in the public people chastise the police. But that's why we talk about it as a structural thing. And that's what i try and do as a person is i think the problem with even the term both sides is is that it implies that there were only two sides and that is not how any object is. We're not just looking at every angle had tells a different story. And i think we're supposed to be doing that. But if policing were an industry of policing profession where they want so many other things that were going wrong in it's like i think we wouldn't have the suicide rate that we have with policing like these are the issues that look at these are human beings as well while police going through this as well and it goes back to the tribal conversation we were having. And that's you're on that's the cops you hate the cop but this and so that's why why don't we have more structural conversations. You know when you're looking at. What is the police. And why is the police you're not trying to dismantle the person you're looking at the structure that they themselves are a part of something that is hurting them as a human being. I don't think that any human being should be put in the position where they're going out shooting other people you know. There's a reason police have to go for counseling after that is because it's not the right thing for us to be doing and then for communities to be subject to that what do you think is going to happen just having loop never ending liu and then you don't have an honest conversation about it. Oh this person was killed. This person shouldn't have been killed. Is there a way to do it with just killing people. Oh you're anti-cop no. I'm not i'm pro the call. I don't want that copter. Ever have to take. Somebody's life that let that be the final final lost resort where we all society men something failed here. We failed this person or we failed that police by putting them in that position until we have those conversations with not having conversations which is shutting talking points at each other. See this is nuanced. Trevor can't do that last thing. I've got to ask you about your collection. But he's every night. I go in there. There's some different color rainbow whatever it is. How many hoodies. Everyone wants me this. I'm afraid to count. Because i think what happened is so i understand the who did you have to understand life. I'm at home. I don't know when i'm going back out into the world. What a way at home shirt. I love hoodies. this is just my life. Okay i'm gonna be making show from home. It's like i'm gonna wear suits. I'm at home. I don't wanna feel like. I'm no i'm at home. We roll in sweatpants zooms etc etc. That's why address. The way that i did then i was like man. I'm running out of hoodies. Because i thought it was gonna be twenty one day right by a few more hoodies. And that's a few more than that is get the next thing i know this. Just just he's everywhere in every nook and cranny of this is what he's everywhere showing up everywhere but in many ways the hoodie has become. You know the uniform that i don for this period of time. It's become you become my little safety blankets. Become thing where i get into a mindset like okay. It's time now going to do this thing you put it on. And it's how i've created a sense of normalcy in a will that is completely abnormal right now and so that's really all it is going. Okay how do i get to you know. Step into the zone. What's that moment rag okay. I'm doing this now. And that's that's that's become it's become my ritual become my my you know. Non spoken conversation with the audience whistle in whistling hoodie. Land right now as people. And i call wait for the day when when not well. That's coming pretty soon. But you're may be disappointed if you come out and suit. Now they want. Oh maybe you never know. Maybe i'll find. Maybe i'll do on tuesdays and suits on wednesdays. That's what i mean about. I'm not going back. I'm only going forward. You go hoodie tuesdays. You never know. Basemen my big. Thanks again to trevor for a great conversation for really hanging in there through that heat through all the new york city noise always appreciate his time in his thoughtfulness. The daily show as i mentioned will be on hiatus for a few months this summer but will return on september thirteenth by big. Thanks to all of you for tuning in again this week. If you want to hear more of our conversations with my guests every week be sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode. And of course. Don't forget to tune into sunday today. Every weekend on nbc. I'm willie geist. We'll see you right back here next week on the sunday. Sit down podcast..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hard thing to kind of sum up in a couple of sentences but it's about a woman who has lost her husband a he. He was a famous writer. Much like a stephen king kind of character. Somebody who wrote supernatural stories. But it's it's really the story about their relationship about what it means to be an intimate relationship over a long period of time. And we we find her at the beginning. There are people who are pressuring her to give her husband's papers And she won't let go of him and then there's a stalker played by dane dehaan actor Kind of a fan. The superfan And then she your sisters Joan allen and jennifer. jason. Leigh both actors and clive owen. Place my husband and it's just it was a great group of people really really wonderful. Pablo rain is genius and darius kanji or dp lucky. Were you familiar with this book in this material before it came to you. I wasn't either the script. The screenplays came to me and steven wrote screenplays. And i know how attached to was to read the book after that so my first contact with stephen was after i read the screen plays and and he said he wanted to speak to me on the phone and we talked about the character and i think for him as somebody who's been in a in a long and and really Important relationship you know. I think that's that's what's resonant about this story and they're also lots of literary references. They're important to him so it's about kind of his work and life. So what do you see in dc That you love when you read that script say okay. I kind of get her. I see where this is headed. What do you look for in a character like that. It's interesting people. Always ask me what i look for an character but i i mostly. I look for narrative i look for story and my power. We telling the story and how does it. How does it pertained all of us. And what i love about it there. Are there literally four timelines in this super complicated so you have the present day you have sort of the recent past. You have their early marriage and then you have their childhood so in a sense. It's it's like it's like that experience that we all have going through life wherever you are you carry your past and your memories with you and those things feel as real as the president so it's like how do you negotiate that as a person. How do you move on you. We don't know what the future is. We carry our past in this big kind of thing on her back. So i love that..
"willie" Discussed on Life Success
"Was. And why in the world would nelson nash. Bring him into a a book on finance well. Easiest way to do is take it right out of the book he says. I want to remind you that willie sutton from nineteen o one to nineteen. Eighty was a notorious bank robber in our nation's history. When asked why he continued to rob banks he said. Well that's where they keep the money. So sutton's law was formulated. Thusly whenever wealth is accumulated someone will try to steal it. Yeah so just for context Take us back to nelson nash. The man and he had Some pretty strong opinions and thought processes and things like that which he didn't just dream up. I mean the man if you look in the back of the book at his recommended reading list he is a he was a well. Well read man and And he didn't come by his ideas. Just just frivolously. You knew nelson you are mentored by nelson. Give us some context as to where nelson coming from overall when you think about economically austrian economics and some of those things. Well you know. I in reference to this particular Page willie sutton's law The whole idea of whenever wealth is accumulated. Someone else will steal it. He had a a direct correlation with how the government has been in an overreach of how they access our dollars through taxation. So basically he used willie sutton as as a notorious bank robber. But willie didn't invent this activity. He was just a stellar practitioner of the art as an individual. The phenomenon has been around since the beginning of time. Theft was actually the first labor saving idea. Don't produce anything just steal it that. Which has somebody else's produced so the question nelson always used. I mean in every single seminar was who's the biggest thief in the world and he would wait for a moment very long and he said if you answered the internal revenue service he said then you are correct so nelson was As a practitioner of i b c and austrian economists. He felt that the government through the internal revenue service and taxation. A overreach of what they were doing Which in turn really Adheres to many of the ideas within the infinite banking concept. I like the little story. He he shares. He talks about if you were shopping. Mall and and and if i came up to you and i held a gun against your head and said give me all the money in your wallet. Everybody around the crowd would be would be calling for my capture and my yup being thrown in jail and all those kinds of things but on the other hand. If i came to you and i did the same thing i said. We're gonna take money out of the wall and we're gonna distribute it to the whole crowd. We're gonna share it amongst the crowd. People would be saying well..
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Know. Wanting to be known. Not no famous known like your spirit, and your soul known and understood and needing to respect boundaries privacy. So yeah. That's always been a tricky one for me, it's hard because I can't defend myself either on social media, so occasionally I'll read something, and I'll be like remain. You hate my stupid voice. You don't even know me. Okay. I have a slightly knowing voice. I can see. No. But you know, what? I mean, like your instinct is to want to defend yourself against criticism. So you've also in this new era of Hollywood, if we can call it that you've also been a leader on issues like pay quality in Hollywood, obviously, there was a story that came out of American hustle and you worked with the guys on the set to rectify that how important is that you'd be out front on those interesting has that particular issue was brought to light through the Sony hack, and I hadn't asked to speak about it at all. And so it's been an interesting thing to navigate because I really do want to be an advocate for equal pay. But it's not only in my indoor. Stry seven. I don't wanna talk about it as it just relates to actresses. I think it's a bigger issue. And hey quality. Doing a better job in the last year or so since there's been so much attention on that issue. You know, I think that. I think they have more accountability. And that's always helpful. I think it's important to have accountability. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you so much for your time. Enjoyed it. Thank you. My thanks again to Amy Adams for sitting down with me. You can catch. Vice in theaters now, thank all of you for tuning in this week to hear more of the conversations with all my guests, be sure to subscribe and listen for free every week. Also, if you are great library episodes, including recent conversation, Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lopez just to name few and don't forget to tune into Sunday today every weekend on NBC Willie Geist will see right back here next week on the Sunday, sit down podcast. Hi, it's Stephanie rule. If you love MSNBC where your heart on your sleeve gear up with t shirts. Hoodies hats and more from Belgian rule and all of your favorite MSNBC shows at MSNBC store dot com.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Guys, Willie Geist here with another episode of the Sunday sitdown podcasts. Thanks so much as always clicking and giving us a listen, my guest this week another good when I think six time Oscar nominee, Amy Adams immunize sat down to talk about her role as Lynch Cheney wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the film, vice she's nominated for another Oscar for that. And she plays across from Christian bale also nominated for best actor he underwent an extreme transformation to play Vice President Cheney putting on forty pounds sitting in the makeup chair for four hours a day. We get into that movie. We also talk about her career and her early years growing up in Colorado performing alongside her seven siblings and the big leap she made as an actress from performing dinner theater in Minnesota making all the way to Hollywood's A-List where she's racked up hits, including catch me. If you can that was her breakthrough Steven Spielberg put her in that movie with Leonardo Di Caprio, of course, enchanted. And then a string of more Oscar nominations for movies, like doubt, the fighter in American hustle. Interesting to listen to Amy talk about her life right now. She cringes quite literally, and physically I can tell you from sitting across from her at the term movie star she wants to keep a low profile doesn't like talking about being famous. She protects her family. She's not on social media. She's grateful for what she's got under career. But doesn't love talking about what it means to be a movie star Amien. I got together at the plaza hotel in New York City for a great conversation. I hope you enjoy right now on the Sunday. Sit down podcast will thank you very much for doing the same for having me. We were just talking before the cameras started rolling about playing Lynne Cheney. I'm curious what impressions you had of her before. You said yes to this role in the Senate to take her on a character. I did not know a lot about her before I read the script and before I agreed to do this. The script has. A point of view of her that I found fascinating. And in doing my research. I went straight to video I wanted to see who she wasn't what she sounded like, and I realized I was sort of making sumptious about her based on some of how other people reacted to her or hearing people's opinions of her so high sort of drop that and kind of go back to the beginning. And really try to climb inside her experience of herself. Don't think to most Americans a dynamic character. I think particularly younger people probably picked her up during the Bush administration. And she was there you'd see her. But I don't think most people know life's story. I don't think they do. And she wrote about it. She has a memoir that she wrote. And so that was helpful to get to Senate sort of hear her point of view of her childhood years because it was challenging she had a challenging upbringing. Even though she speaks about it was sort of this. Pioneering romance in this very patriotic point of view, when you really read the facts, it was very challenging, you know, she she dealt with a lot comes across those glimpses of for parents, exactly mother's death in the rest of it. So as you read about her and got to know her a little bit not personally because it over through through reading did you find her to be more sympathetic character than you might have imagined? Or did you not sympathize whether to begin with, well, I hadn't I really don't approach my characters in a way of that sort of judgment. I think for me I have to let go of my opinion of especially somebody in political spectrum. I don't wanna bring my own politics into playing them. So I have to let go of all of that. And so I found what we had in common. And I found the humanity in her, and I think that's really important in portraying somebody. Any character? But a character that is alive and known it's important to me anyway. So it's so interesting minute ago. You said I think it's
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Eight. And I thought I'll do anything this guy wants to do. He's a genius director is immediately and. So I really wanted to do boogie nights. And I met Paul at the Formosa cafe and I had done. My thing about thinking about the characters through line. What the bigger story was about what it resonated. I had all my ducks in line to pitch myself for it. I couldn't get in a word in edgewise. I mean, Paul started talking about he was going to shoot it and everything and it was one of the great moments of my life. I went oh dear God, I'm not additioning. He is I've got this role. I've got this role. He's pitching me. And I just sort of Mun back in my seat and let Paul talk on you know. And, but it was that's when I thought okay things have changed in that was born of Fargo. Again, it was it was a couple years later. Seem like a couple of years Joe Montana. After Fargo and after all of that hoopla's sent me a note saying. Welcome. Welcome to the inner circle or whatever Joe had made it he had done speed the plough on. The godfather and dental these big movies, and he sort of said, welcome into the next echelon. I really got what he was saying. Yeah. Of it, so cool. It is cool. Welcome to the club. Welcome to the club. I mean, what are the odds to make a living doing this? They're there. They're slim. You choose roles. Well, one of the best compliments, I can pay to you is when I said before we start, which is when your movies are on you flip through the menu and cable, you still stop and some of it's been twenty years or more. Whether it's Vargo or boogie nights, the list goes on you've got an eye for something. That's going to last something that's going to be meaningful. It's good to know. Yeah. Yeah. Certainly had my flops. I wrote some of them even directed some. But. I credit Dave Mamat. I he set the bar very high and taught me a whole lot about storytelling. Got a terrible question to ask you, do you have a favorite role of your career? I know it's like choosing a favorite child, but I'll ask anyway, certainly. Frank Gallagher's going to be in the list. Dave rohde. A film called state in Maine. I just I had the best time in that. I play a director. And it's it's show biz thing Alex Alec Baldwin's in it and. Sir. Jessica parker. And it's it's all the inside jokes. I. Sarah, Sarah, Jessica, and I had seen in a little tiny bathroom where I'm trying to talk her into taking her shirt off for the movie, and we had to kick Dave out. He kept snorting and laughing. I said this is hard enough. Get out hit he had to go sit at the monitor. We couldn't have him in there. But that film just loved it. He was. Just at the best lines. Did this thing called door to door that I wrote my with my friends, Steven Schachter? It was made for television movie about a guy named Bill porter who was born with cerebral palsy and became a door to door salesman. Not just door to door salesman. He worked for the Wasco company, and he outsold everybody in that he sold so many so much stuff. They stop holding the contest, particularly after we did this film. And it was the first. Makeup piece that I'd ever done was my whole face was rubber serious character voice, look everything. And I was really proud of the writing. And it just Slade. It was it was it was difficult, but exhilarating and had a great ending. We want all the Emmys that year. So that was because they're not the obvious choices people would say Jerry, London art for. Sure. Sure. But there's there's a long list of them that have been proud of. Yeah. That's a good thing to be able to say. Right. And the ones I'm not proud of just pretend they never exactly we will whitewash them. Edit them right out. I'm good at that. Your wife, Felicity. Is she central into the way you pick characters and scripts and you talk through those kind of things as as other actor, obviously respect so much. Yes, we talk about show biz a lot. We talk about our rules. We give each other notes. It's not. Something everyone should try. But. She. Yes, she can be tough, and I can be tough too. But we met in the theater, and that's really at the core of our relationship telling stories and acting, and we both love it in the same way. And there's not a jealous. Boehner body. She only wants me to succeed, and I can truthfully say the same back to her and. The gods have been good to us. I mean, she's ascended the highest highs in the business, and I've had my eyes to you know, now, we're older, and we know it goes up and down and opened down. Boy. One year. I have unfair. Unlimited respect for my wife in one year. She did a film called TransAmerica. And it was the first year desperate housewives. That was all in one year. So she went to every single award show. She was in Herrin makeup every single week. We had two kids three and five. And. It was Harvey Weinstein done the. Transamerica? He bought it. You know, his campaigns for the Oscars were huge. So she was out every single night. And she kept it together. And raise the kids. It was. It was magnificent only strong person could have done what she did. And it's fun to meet someone so early and your careers sort of rise together to watch the struggles. And celebrate the successes. Yeah. It's. Marriage is sort of a fairytale marriage. I gotta say she's a love to the second. I saw. It's just been fabulous. Life's good. So we're talking about shameless, and how long that may go. Hopefully goes as long as you want it to go, do you think about other kinds of movies their roles is there something that's sort of burning a hole in your creative brain that? You'd like to do. Yes. It's been a long time. It's hard to remember before shameless. I know it's coming to an end. And I've started to think about life post. Shameless. I went to see Aaron Sorkin 's play. To kill a Mockingbird, and I thought, oh, I wanna do that. I've seen a bunch of plays here. So I'd love to do some more theater. Think of always I'm best in in theater. I think that's where I belong and I've seen a lot of films, and I thought maybe I could have done that role. So I'm excited. I don't think I'm finished yet. I think I'm in my third act for sure, and it turns out them on really good at doing fuck all I can do nothing long time, which is new for me. I used to have to do something, right? But right. Just sit still and be quiet for a long time now. So maybe a little break after shameless. Yeah. Maybe do some theater and. I'd like to do some more feature films. The idea of a new project figuring out a new character. It's exciting to me again. Maybe the Coen brothers. You back together. It's threatened shoes dog and get the role that I've got a number if you could call and love to work with them again. I love everything they do to. Thank you so much. Thank you. My thanks to William H Macy for spending some time with us. You can catch new episodes of shameless every Sunday at nine pm on Showtime. And thanks as always to all of you for tuning in to hear more of the full length conversations with my guests every week be sure to click subscribe and listen for free to the Sunday, sit down podcast and don't forget to tune in every Sunday on NBC Sunday today. If you wanna see these interviews just hear Willie Geist, we'll see right back here next week Sunday, sit down podcast. Hi, it's Stephanie rule. If you love them NBC where your heart on your sleeve gear up with t shirts. Hoodies hats and more from Belgian rule and all of your favorite MSNBC shows at MSNBC store dot com.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey, guys, Willie Geist here. With another episode of the Sunday. Sit down podcast, my guest today is personal favourite hopefully, one of yours as well. A guy who's been around acting on stage on screen for nearly fifty years now William H Macy when here William H Macy. What's the first thought that comes to your head probably Fargo and Jerry London guard? He got an Oscar nomination for that. Or perhaps more recently shameless jumps to mind were in the middle of season nine of that great show on Showtime where he starred for nine seasons as the unapologetic addict and deadbeat dad, Frank Gallagher. We talk about that we talk about a long road to success from what he describes as a hippie college up in Vermont where he met his mentor and famed playwright David Mamat they've been working together ever since that's almost fifty years ago. Talks about conditioning for Fargo. We get into Fargo hilarious story about dishing for the Coen brothers. He read that script knew he wanted it. And wait till. Here the links. He went to land the role that most certainly change his career and changed his life. Well, so talk about his twenty one year marriage to fell actor, Felicity Huffman, how they've supported each other on this long road through Hollywood. And how they've kind of risen together in the business. How much fun that's been man. A lot to talk about with a guy who's done. It all the great William H Macy right now on the Sunday. Sit down podcast. Thank you for doing this. I've pleasure on that. So these to be here so season nine ups, or we took a little hiatus here for a few months. We're back now for fans of the show reminded serve where we pick up where we find Frank where the show's going now. I guess this is Katie sa- goals entrance for Frank. He was he's his liver fell out a couple of years ago. And he's got a new liver, and he's taking anti rejection drugs and Medicare won't cover them anymore. We have to take generic and one of the side effects is a loss complete loss of libido and just sends Frank the wall, he doesn't know what to do. And. He's in the hospital again. And he sees this crazy woman, Katie Seagal plays, the the character. And she's just she's bipolar and offer and. She. Tricks. Franken to coming in saying I've got a couple of I get in them behind it. You can you can have one of them. And and then she head butts him and knocks him unconscious in purely shameless fashion. Frank looks down and his libido is returned vengeance. It turns out he just loves crazy women. So she did about four or five shows. It was just delicious acting. Whether it's the first episode back. I think I can say because this will air after it's already been on the air. They're trying to have a kit. Well, she wants to have a child, and she needs Franks assistance. But here comes that libido problem again ES. Yes, there's a very funny scene where he goes to. To collect they're going to collect his sperm, and he is really upset with the with the quality of the visual aids in the room. They send him to and we were talking about he names off all these stars, very specific tasks. Yes. Yeah. Here's a smart guy. As well studied. Jerry name from the nineties. Seventies aren't really working for me. And so it was Frank ready to be a father. I mean, there's a twist in this. We won't give the whole thing way. But ready to be a father? I don't think so no he has no interest in that. But it's interesting the. They've taken into account. The fact that Franks getting older and worrying about his future. I mean, his family certainly can't stand him. He's not an idiot. He knows they'll never take care of him. And he's starting to think what am I going to do when I need help. And he's worrying about his future. It's from shameless perspective, certainly, but unloved that there. They're taking that into account. I mean, what could be worse than poor old. Right. And he's made a run here recently. It's sort of trying at least trying to clean himself up a little bit and get to a better place. Is there any hope for that in Frank Gallagher? Kenny clean himself up. I don't think. So I don't think. So I think he's committed to. His self-destruction. It's a way of life. I think he's turned it into an art form. I always fantasize someone would save. But Frank don't you realize you're killing yourself? He would say, I'm not an idiot. I know one killing myself. So are you? I'm just having more fun. How much fun is that character to play? And we were talking it's been almost a decade. Now, Dan you signed on to do it. Now is we're in season nine what do you get out of playing Frank? That's unlike any other character, maybe you've played. Well. It's fun being the rascal. It's fun being able to say the outrageous things, I don't have to worry about how I look. You know, the challenge of it. Has been. For whatever reason I'm good at taking an otherwise despicable character and putting a human face on the character. It's done me. Very well in my career, and I feel like one of the challenges with Frank is to. To figure out all the stuff. He does and translated in some way that it's something I can believe in. It's just a trick technique, really. Because he's done. Some despicable things. Also, it's physically a lot more demanding than you would think. I mean, I have a standing and would they have stunt doubles for me. And I'm totally willing for them to do as much as they want. I've suggested they do entire episodes. But they wanted to that. But still. I do a lot of that stuff. And I go on black and blue relates. Yeah. From the falls and everything else down running from people. I've I've been proud to have outrun all mine. All the people chasing. He so far you spend a lot of time on the floor. I think you'd confess if you watch it actually went back and watch the first very first episode of the series, so eight nine years ago now and a lot of time on there right there on the floor and here you are again and season nine still on the floor in the kitchen. Well, this there's nowhere to fall when you're on the floor, and you can get some rest. Yeah. It's it's physically quite demanding. And so far I'm up to the challenge. So why do you think the show has resonated with so many people wise have been successful? We were talking before we started here for show to last nine seasons. It's doing something exceptional something extrordinary. What is it about the show? At its core. It's about the family and their love reach other. It's about family values. And I think it resonates with people that.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"That. Like, a proper musical would be really fun. Like, I mean, this obviously is a music is a movie with musical elements. But but vox is, but I would be happy to do like classic musical to there. Now. Now, you can sing and dance. Yeah. Beget a little audition tape. Hollywood an animated. I would love to do voice for an animated film. Never done. It really would love to. That's like real we'll train we will make that up. Thanks. Percents. Ten percents. You've also been over the last year of very vocal in the times up in metoo movement and you've step forward as one of the leading voices. Do you think now as we come up on sort of I guess no one called an anniversary? But one year since it exploded things are different in Hollywood from your experience. If so how are they? Well, it's been incredible to get to work with thousands of women in our industry across industries with tons up. And I think that there's been a lot of progress in terms of people talking about it everywhere that it it is a conversation that is central in our culture right now that abusive power the. The underrepresentation of women and minorities in virtually every. Industry in positions of power in particular, the difference in pay across all industries. And that's the first step is the conversation. And I think that going forward, I think the continuing unity of women unity of of of people talking and agreeing about the things that need to change, and then obviously taking steps with legislation policy and relating to these things and companies also taking steps to change their cultures to change cultures of harassment and abuse of power to change representation to change pay to have patrons. Parents all of those are going to be big big steps. But it takes time and we're in year one. So there's a lot to celebrate. And there's also a lot of work to be done. Do you think it's easier today Natalie than it was a year ago or eighteen months ago for a woman even a movie star or a big actor like yourself to raise her voice now and say, I deserve what he's getting where this is not okay with me. And and if so why was it hard back then for actresses to do that? I think it was it is it is much easier. First of all, courage, inspires, courage, contagious, and we have seen that one woman being braver when person being brave because it's not just women. It's it's all people all kinds of people who are coming forward and speaking up against abuse that they've faced and and I think that those people I know I have endless gratitude to our because I think that you see what. People put at stake. What people risk to come forward and have risked. And it has inspired those of us who speak after which inspires the next person which inspires the next person. And I think it's a signal to each other to that you're not alone. Other people have experienced the same thing, and we're all working together. And there's power in all of us working together. And part of the reason they tell women to be quiet. They tell women to sign NDA's about these things they tell women, you know, that it's not attractive to be angry that is not feminine to be angry that it's not that. It's it's not no one likes a a shrill woman or a bus, you woman or bitchy women that there's all of these terms used to make women be quiet. But what it does is? It it served that silence. Dangerous people because then we don't talk to each other. And when we talk to each other. We realize how how how much power we have if we work together. And also how many shared experiences we have unfortunately that it's these aren't isolated incidents, usually they're clustered people who abuse power usually have patterns of abuse that hit many many women. And and so, yeah, the the speaking up, I think people are also realizing how how much speaking up can save another woman. And when you see people like Dr Ford come forward, you see how much of it is like for other women, even great expense to themselves like, you know, it's hurting their own life. But they think that they might be able to protect other people from the same kind of horrors that they've experienced personally shocked, the sheer number of women and many of them actresses that you've worked with over the years came out with these store. And experiences that you probably didn't know about as well as you knew them. You hadn't talked about with them. I was I was I mean certain people, of course, you had heard rumors about as perpetrators, but in terms of the extent of the abuse. And. Yeah, and people I knew who I had never known had experienced that. Yeah. People. It was really it was really that was suppressing project for taking the lead on it. Thanks. I mean, I'm not I I wouldn't say I'm one of many and. It's been a great honor to get to be part of it. We were talking about your experience at Harvard a little bit. But what was it like to be movie star Natalie Portman on the campus of Harvard University? I think I was really lucky to have been there before social media actually Facebook was invented when I was a senior by a freshman, Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard. So I went to school with no Facebook, no Instagram, no cameras on phones. So I was really able to go about my business and not have it like documented consumption, which is really lucky has guess what? It's good to like make mistakes and do stupid things when your teenager and young adult and not have it on you forever. So I was very lucky and kind of like missing that five a fraction just under the wire asked under the way marks for being very young. Dorm room next door to tell everybody else's in trouble. I have to ask you because you reprise that this year Natalie wraps, the digital short on SNL the first time around I think it was two thousand six I want to say, I think that's correct. And it was a little bit of like, maybe an image breaker, right people. What? Yeah. Actually just watched it again today, I still want what? SNL brought that to you. What did you think it was really it was really fun to do? And it actually came out of conversations with. The lonely island guys we when we went on they had just done Lisi Sunday. Which was of course, viral and incredible. And I said to them, you know, I really love brab and kind of hardcore rap, and they were so surprised by that that they were like, okay, we're going to we're going to do something with this. Because again like I was talking about invokes Lux. There's this kind of packaging of the female, you know, young pop star. And I had a similar thing as an actress that I felt like they were like, oh, she's the smart serious like they put me in box or whatever. Which was a very nice box to put me like, thanks guys. It made people kind of like have this kind of image of me with not what I necessarily felt like or at least not was was not all of me. Like, I could be both things. I could be more than one thing. You know? And so it was fun. To get to kind of challenge that with the with the rap, which also you always can find the most humor and breaking expectations. Yeah. Viking cuts and Ian of King Kong stoop wins all the time. Yeah. Already great. And that really brought it home. Thank you. Thank you. My thanks to Natalie Portman for a great conversation. You can catch your new movie box lutts eaters now, and my thanks as always to each of you for tuning in this week. If you like what you hear be sure to check out the library extended conversations with all my guests include some great recent ones as Margot Robbie, Jerry Seinfeld. Jaylo just Hugh and don't forget subscribe, your new episodes every Sunday. And of course, tune into Sunday today every weekend on NBC Willie Geist, we'll talk to you next week on the Sunday, sit down podcast.
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey, guys, Willie Geist here with another episode of the Sunday, sit down podcast. Thank you so much as always clicking and joining us again this week. My guest is Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman got together to talk about her latest film called vox locks. It is a amazing super creative totally different film where she plays a survivor of a school shooting who becomes a pop star. After the tribute song. She makes for her fellow students becomes a viral hit. She goes on to become like a lady Gaga level superstar and all that comes with that fame including downfall. It's a wild story. She's really really good in it. And we'll let her explain the backdrop to it in the context for the movie. We also talk about how she got into show business. She's only thirty seven years old, but she's been doing this for twenty five years. She got discovered as a young girl in a pizza parlor near her home in Long Island. She was born in Jerusalem in Israel. Move of their family when she was a little girl to the United States and really grew up out on Long Island in New York. She also talks about keeping some sense of normalcy. Because her parents were all about school, she surrounded herself with parents and friends and tried not to have a show biz life. She got the job on Star Wars Phantom Menace when she was a teenager. She was in high school, and then you'll remember she kind of dropped out a little bit and went to Harvard not dropped out of school, but dropped out of Hollywood a little bit and went to school at Harvard. We talk about how she stayed normal there. What was it like to be a movie star on the campus of Harvard? Also, get into black swan the role for which she won the best actress Oscar and a couple of years ago, she was nominated again for Jackie where she played former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy a lot to talk about with Natalie Portman just to set the scene for you were sitting in a restaurant called vandal down on the Bowery in New York City. She ordered the t I had some tea because once again, I promises the last time my voice is a little raspy. But i'm. Back. Now, I'm better. So enjoy the great conversation with Natalie Portman on the Sunday, sit down podcast. Thank you Natalie for doing this. Appreciate it once again for bearing with me a little bit more now raspy nece. It's it's fairly. Okay. Good. I told you. I just finished watching this film. And man it hits you hit you on so many different levels. And there's so much in there about the culture about the country about the last twenty years of the country. When you first read this script, what did you make of it because there is so much there? Well, I think the first thing that struck me was just this character, which was so unlike anything I'd ever had the opportunity to play an with so well written, but with such a specific person that I feel like I know, you know, that that felt like a real person and that was shifting all the time. Like, she just is different every scenario. She can be really aggressive and very vulnerable. She can be very artificial. And VERA, thank dick and cruel, and then have a kinds moment. Like, it's always just shifting a real real person in different scenarios, and it was really exciting. And then of course, like, you're saying it has this real reflection of this moment that we live in seem so particular and hard to reflect without saying anything directly about like current events or anything. But really just has this atmosphere of the pop culture and the violence, and this kind of as Brady, our director calls the pageantry of evil, you know, the spectacle of, you know, bad badness. So what do you think the movie says about all those things because you get the moment of Columbine effectively with school shooting? We hear about nine eleven there's a terror attack that is inspired in some way by pop culture by your character and her band, what do you what is the movie want to say about the time? We live in now in the times we've lived in the last quarter century. I
"willie" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"There were Catholics Catholics had the vote in Mary. And if you look at the image of Elizabeth with her elaborate gowns that had, you know, these why a mesh things around elect this exactly like the Virgin, Mary know, the halo around the head. I mean, she was very very clever with brand perception and beyond that, she she was well educated since the child she she was very restraint as you kind of see this relationship with Cecil played by guy Pius fellows, film, the two of them. Arguably had the most successful political career in history EPA, he was a political mastermind, and she really did kind of. Do what he did vise in most cases, they had a few run ins primarily spoiler. Mary's death was a big thing that kind of caused a rift between them, but they had a really successful political relationship. She was I think the longest reigning monarch, and she was Queen and ruled at a time and gave England more use of peace and prosperity than than I think anyone else had. And it was at a time where women went valued in a leadership role. You know, people wanted to king, and if they had a Queen they weren't happy about it. And it just, you know, wait for the day that she was pregnant, and they could have a king again, you know, that hand the crown over to a baby essentially, so she was she was an incredible person and beyond that as I mentioned before her childhood was, you know. Kind of rife with trauma, really horrible things. And then odious relationships, again, we're incredibly complicated. So in England was at a really crazy. You know is the golden age for England England. England, kind of like pushing their way to the head of the pack with Spain. And you know, all these other powers in the world. It was just a fascinating time. Fascinating time, you so you don't know anything about you could teach a cow. That was just an lecture college class. I'm not sure we'll white make it look at you. Now sixteenth century college professor Elizabeth period Davies, otherwise, nothing, honestly, I can tell you getting Elizabeth I random things I and I will about He's her. very specific. But it's impressive. Either. There's also the physical transformation that you underwent. You know, when you first come out you go. Wow. Okay. That's Margot Robbie you kind of looking closely. You. Sheets out. She's she's lived some life. Elizabeth actually had smallpox which was something that we kind of, you know, wanted to dramatize in this to understand why she ends up looking like, the Elizabeth I think we will have a now mind, you know, Whiteface receding hairline crazy big red wigs, you know, all that kind of stuff. She had smallpox it almost kill two and smallpox often left people permanently scarred and disfigured because of them and that to us explained why she packed on all that white white makeup and also dramatizes the relationship between her Mary who was renowned for being exceptionally beautiful young than Elizabeth Oviously, you know, and kind of. Kind of had a woman possessed a womanhood in a very different way. Whereas Lisbeth was very quick to to to Sean womanhood and say, you know, it was amazing quotes from Elizabeth saying stuff like I may have the feeble and weak body of a win. But I have the hot and stomach of a king. You know, she really she she had such disdain for sex in a way that I don't think Mary Mary embrace that in and had a baby and married someone. She was in love with even though that went hopefully, Rome, I think in some ways, at least in this film. I wanted to convey the idea that though Mary often took the pot that Elizabeth would never take Elizabeth kind of admired. How far it was a little bit envious over it kind of live vicariously through her in some ways. And we were just discussing new insertion didn't see each other really for most of the movie until one scene, which is really the only seen in the film that we see the two of you in the same place was that difficult anticipating what she was doing what you were doing. And then having to meet somewhere in the. Middle of the story. Yeah. Super ironic that my main reason for doing this job is to get one. But it's a great scene in. It's like a twelve page. So it was it was totally worth it. But they went to, you know session..