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Cold-water swimming could delay dementia, research suggests

BBC World Service

04:06 min | 1 d ago

Cold-water swimming could delay dementia, research suggests

"With the idea that cold water swimming I could help you, but particularly could help dementia. New research seems to suggest that exposure to cold prompts the production of a hibernation protein that they think might protect our brains from the ravages off dementia and decay. Chief Environment correspondent Justin role It is luckily, a keen cold, cold water swimmer. He's been finding out more. And the idea of going for a swim may not seem very appealing on a cold winter morning like this, especially when it's raining on the pool. Water is is just just 7 7 C C bunch. bunch. Refreshing. Your whole body kind of screams in suck. But if you You can bring yourself to stay in the water for a little while. But you do begin to a Justin. You can, uh, you can actually started a few legs. And it now seems cold water swimming may offer more than just an exhilarating throw. Scientists have discovered that being very cold can actually protect your brain. Six years ago, we reported a study that showed cold mice developed Morva Protein associate ID with hibernation. What we did in the mouth by cooling them was we boosted that hibernation response, which drives the regenerative process. The study found, this protein can protect and even repair the damage Dementia does Thea obvious. Next step was to see if humans developed the protein, too. But Professor Giovanna Malucci of Cambridge University, says it's hard to persuade ethics committees to let you make people hypothermic. Which is where the Hampstead Heath lied. Oh, and its swimmers come in. Yeah. Love away from the North so we can handle it. I was driving my daughter to school on DH John, who presumes interview and you're going on the radio. Martin Pate is a lighter regular. I just had the idea that we have a code to people here. That regularly got cold. Can we translate that through that kind of environment? So what do you do it So I sent her an email on that day. He came back, throw it away Dozens of light. Oh, swimmers agreed to be tested by the scientists leading the study. Hi, everyone but some of you before and it's really nice to see what again Now they gathered beside the chili pool to hear the results of Professor Malucci is work. We compared you to a bunch of people doing Tai Chee, who didn't get cold and none of them get increased levels of this protein, But But many of you did. So what does it tell us? That tells us that cold does induce this protein Inhumans. You are the first sort of non patient cohort. To show that Cold water. Swimming raises this protective fretted, which is critical. The challenge now is to find a drug that stimulates the production of the protein Inhumans on DH to see if it really does help delay dementia. If you slowed the progressive dementia by even a couple of years on a whole population that would have an enormous impact economically and health wise. 85 year old Robin is one of those tested. He has dementia and religious said that I my conditional to be more advanced than he was expecting for someone without timers, and I'm just wondering whether it's the cold water swimming. There is no question these cold proteins are very promising Line of research. But, says Professor Malucci, it is still very early days. Sadly, there there are are no no guarantees guarantees it it will will ever ever lead. lead. To To a a successful successful dementia dementia treatment. treatment.

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Q And A With Alex Potter And Rob Maurer

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

06:52 min | 4 d ago

Q And A With Alex Potter And Rob Maurer

"Everybody robbing our here today, we are joined live by Alex Potter off Piper Sandler Alex Cover Tesla for a long time, we've had him on the podcast a couple of times. So today we're just going to go through. You know everything that has changed in the last few months with Tesla. Alex. is on a lot of research autonomy on energy and then we're also gonNA talk a little bit about Battery Day We are GONNA be doing Q. and A.. So on Alex's side, they have their investors pepper sandler investors are going to be asking some questions and on my end If you WANNA, ask questions on Youtube feel free to do that. We're going to select a few of those to you also go through So thanks for joining Alexander Smith, and you want to add to that Andrew. I don't think so very much looking forward to it. As Rob mentioned I'm analyst at Piper Sandler. I cover Tesla and for our institutional clients were dowd right now you can. I know there's a Q. A. Function. So Jessen corporate access watching that, and if you have any questions, you would like test me or or rob. You can either use that function or you can send me an email I've got my emails up here. as well. So maybe I don't know what do you want to I'll ask you to do an intro. You introduce yourself I my audience understands who you are and then all of the same. Sure. Yes. Oh. My Name's Roy Moore. I have been a retail investor in Tesla since two thousand, thirteen I started doing the Tesla daily sort of. podcast back in August twenty seventeen the reason I did that was just because I saw a lot of misinformation out there in the media and I thought a lot of investors were having trouble getting good accurate information in a timely manner I felt like I can help with that just because I was doing so much research on the company every single day. So just on a whim, sorta started Tesla daily as podcast, and since then it's grown, I took a fulltime last year on Youtube and over the last year of we've gained about one, hundred, thousand subscribers. So a lot of people definitely interested in Tusla and interested in it from an investment perspective. and I'm lucky to be joined by people like Alex Lincoln, help us understand that. And also has more or less has a monopoly on the question asking. Comes to the quarterly earnings calls as well. I might add so if Obviously the test approach during these earnings calls is is atypical, but for institutional investors and another sell CIDERS You know when we started seeing this say dot com stuff it was sort of Sort of jarring a little bit odd. But for those who are unaware. that works by vote process. So people like rob and others they submit questions on behalf of retail investors and then they get up voted and rob because of the quality of his questions and get basically. Five out of five or something. Questions while you're limited so only. I've cut myself down to two because it's you know everyone should have an opportunity and not everybody else audience. So. That's generous. All right. Okay. So how do you want to do this route I? This is this is going to be the third time that Robin I've had discussion. That's been sort of a an interview. Interviewer interviewee sort of a a a setup but I think this time and we can do it that way as well. I know that we've got some topics we want to get through but then after after that, we can open up to Q. and A., and if nobody has been accused or as than Robin Top, we'll ask her own questions. Yes I think I want to start off with just your last couple of notes since we last talked again as did the the big updates deep dives on both the energy business and the economy business, and that's something that particularly retail investors have been frustrated with. I don't know if it's you know institutions or Wall Street or analyst in general, just not really modeling for those things and so I just like to you know go through what your models are sort of showing and the thought process that you approach them with I don't know that's a broad question. So I guess we're GONNA Kinda start wherever without. So I think it's. It's not just retail investors that are frustrated with it. I mean I think that investors in general are frustrated with IT A. Topics in particular software autonomy, self-driving row taxis. But then also the. Stationary storage business energies are or the. Batteries. Gigantic Mega Pack, Grid scale type batteries a lot of people they approach these topics without really knowing what to do with it like how'd you build a model? in the first place, it's not like the auto business where we're getting tons of data from lots of different regions market share pricing you know people are tracking these things on a daily basis and you can. You can track Tesla's progress. You have a much harder time doing something similar in the stationary storage business like if I was to ask you. How many megawatt hours of stationary storage were installed last month and what Tesla's market share within that in Europe was. People would be like I have no I don't I don't have any of the Ammo to answer that question, but they answer those questions daily for the auto business. Right so partially, it's a question of you know data availability partially, it's also a question of PNL contribution like these topics aren't a big enough needle mover today in terms of what Tesla's going to do in any given quarter. So people just don't devote as much bandwith to it. but that being the case. Especially, the bigger the market cap gets hired valuation goes the more you have to consider. Pieces of the business like this that you know at least if you're GonNa believe, you must take him at his word that these parts of the business. Core right and potentially at one point going to be as large or larger than the automotive business. If that's even the right zip code, then you can't just continue ignoring them. So you know we firstly published a big sort of deep dive on. On autonomy and The soffer opportunity. Then we did a note that wouldn't know that I would call it a deep dive on the energy business because we're still sort of getting our feet wet there But. Yeah. I. I don't know if you had an opportunity to read them that. They get a little bit detailed But. It was educational, one way or another, and at least now we have a framework for thinking through You know how big these businesses could potentially be, and

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League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage

Esports Minute

05:12 min | 5 d ago

League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage

"Well, I promised the world's recap before the bracket stages and now it's time to deliver. I'm it rains is the Esports when it presented by E Sports Network first, we have to go through groups for people unfamiliar with the League of Legends world's format two teams get to advance through the group stage over for groups. That means eight teams have advanced down these groups were created through finishes in the splits and through play and qualifiers five Regional leagues account for the vast majority of teams, eu-china Korea and in Southeast Asia and North America off of North America sent three teams, two groups and three teams are headed right back home team liquid flyquest and TSM were the three n a representatives and each has been eliminated. It's a poor showing for the life in a and shows any as clearly fallen behind the other three major regions. Now before I get too ahead of myself, let's go through the groups individually group a saw China's tuning in Europe G to Advanced Team Liquid. Most pulled out a miracle of an advance after a poor start but ultimately finished with a record of three and three just a half-game behind g2s 4 and 3 in group be damned own gaming from Korea took the top spot with JD game from China in second Eves Rogue and PSG Talent from South East. Asia were eliminated group seesaw. Korea's Genji and used fanatic Advanced. China's lgd game about finished third and and he's biggest disappointment TSM finished fourth going entirely windlass at Owen six brutal finally group d t o p e Sports from China took first dog Rex from Korea in second and five Quest finished third with a record of three and three just like liquid. Although that one wasn't quite as close now group also saw the only other winless team unicorns of love to join TSM and unicorns of love was to be expected as they were the only team from outside of a major region with the unicorns coming from Russia. So breaking it down by region brings us down to just three leagues Europe's wage. Two teams Advance out of a possible for China's LPL had three teams Advance Auto possible for and Korea's lck had all three teams Advance. Well groups are a round-robin best of one set up in Brackets. We do a best-of-five that's a bunch different strategy than that round-robin format. It'll be interesting to see how teams adjust the games will start tomorrow morning at 3 a.m. Pacific time. That's 6 a.m. On the east coast and 4 p.m. On Thursday in Shanghai where the games are actually being held that will be the time of every match up in World from this point on unfortunately before we dive into the matchups for clarity purposes every record and finish. I mentioned will be from the summer split. It's the best marker of a team's current form and has the biggest impact on Worlds. The spring split is also important, but it can get confusing when mentioning where teams finished in two different playoffs and in two different regular seasons. So as I go through these matchups and I talked about Where they finished every single finish will be from the summer split or the summer playoffs with that being said, let's get into the matchups. Tomorrow's match will pit to Korean teams against each other day and woke my brother's overall pick to win the championship will take on d r x demo and finish first in the lck this year with DRX right behind them in the regional finals Daniel and swept DRX. Let's see if they can do again with the pressure of world still you have to go in assuming damn wants a favorite here. Friday morning is another Regional matchup this time two teams from China and swooning and JD gaming swimming has an emerge as a dark horse in world after beating out favorite G2 in group a but JD gaming is also dominant the team finished second in the LPL and lost a close finals match against t o p e sports team swept shooting earlier in those same playoffs. It's JD gaming is the favor but soon he has quite a bit of momentum right now. So that'll be an interesting matchup to watch Saturday. We get to the first of the western teams playing as fanatic takes on t e e e Sports man if fanatic pulls this off it'll be insane. No doubt about it. This would be the biggest upset of the bracket stage by a pretty considerable margin t o p finished first in the LPL found when the playoffs that's an incredibly impressive feat as the opl is considered the best region for all of League of Legends Esports. T o p e sports are the favorites to win the event according to a few betting places. I checked out a genetic is going to have a very tough task. But if they pull it out expect to see a Reddit thread with 30000 up votes when you wake up on Saturday morning and our final matchup is to Orcs. Most of our listeners will probably recognize Europe's G2 and Korea's Genji. It's two absolute Powerhouse is here gin. She has finally regained form after a restructuring from the days of Samsung Galaxy and G2 went to the finals berth. She ran and ran you're basically all year long if these two teams weren't playing each other. I'd be rooting for them both in their bracket matchup. Unfortunately, one of them has to go home the oddsmakers have G to a slight Edge, but this one should be super close process of the people changing their sleep schedules for this match ups. They truly could not have picked a worse time for me on the west coast, but I'll be trying to catch a few if I can once the dust off of next week. You can expect a recap of the quarterfinals, but

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League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage

The Esports Minute

04:51 min | 5 d ago

League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage

"We have to go through groups for people unfamiliar with illegal. World Format two teams to advance through the group stage over four groups that means eight teams advanced. These groups were created through finishes in the split and through play in qualifiers five regional leagues account for the vast majority of teams, EU China Korea and Southeast Asia and North America. North America sent three teams to groups and three teams are headed right back home team liquid fly quest Tsm were the three representatives and each has been eliminated. It's a poor showing for the lads from a and shows na has clearly fallen behind the other three major regions. Now, before I get too ahead of myself, let's go through the groups individually group. As saw China's Suining in Europe's G to advance team liquid almost pulled out a miracle. Of An advanced after a poor start but ultimately finished with a record of three and three, just a half game behind G2's for three in Group B Damn Lan gaming from Korea took the top spot with jd gaming from China, in second ease rogue and PSG talent from Southeast Asia were eliminated. Group sees suck res, Jen Gee and use fanatic advance. China's Lg de Gaming finished third enemies biggest disappointment team finished fourth going entirely witness at Owen six. Brutal. Finally Group D tops's sports from China took I D Rx from in second and five finished third with a record of three and three just like liquid about one wasn't quite as close now group also saw the only other winless team Unicorns of love join Tsm and Unicorn Love was to be expected as they were the only team from outside of a major region with the UNICORNS coming from Russia. So breaking it down by region brings down to just three leaks. Europe's L.. E. Had two teams Vance out of a possible four China's L. P. L. had three teams advance auto possible for and Korea's Elsa had all three teams advanced. Well groups are a round robin best of one setup in brackets. We do a best of five that's a different strategy than that round robin format. It'll be interesting to see how teens adjust. The Games will start tomorrow morning at three Am Pacific Time that six am on the East Coast and four pm on Thursday in Shanghai where the Games are actually being helped that will be the time of every matchup in world from this point on. Unfortunately before we dive into the matchups for clarity purposes, every record and finish I mentioned will be from the summer split. It's the best marker of a teams. Current Form Has the biggest impact on world's the spring split is also important, but it can get confusing when mentioning where teams finished in two different playoffs and in two different regular seasons. So as I go through these ups and I talk about where they finished, every single finish will be from the summer split or the summer playoffs with that being said, let's get into the match ups. Tomorrow's match will pit to Korean teams against each other Damon Gaming brothers overall pick to win the championship will take on Rx Damon Finish first in the UK this year with DX right behind them in the regional finals damn ones swept dear x one see if they can do it again with the pressure of world still you have to go in assuming Dan one's A. Favourite here, Friday morning is a regional matchups. This time two teams from China in Suining Jd gaming sooner has really emerged as a dark horse world after beating favourite G to in Group A but JD gaming is also dominate the team finished second in the L. P.. l., and lost a close finals match against tops's sports that team swept soothing earlier in those same playoffs. It's JD. Gaming is the favourite, but soon has quite a bit of momentum right now. So that'll be an interesting match to watch Saturday the first of the Western teams playing fanatic takes on T. o. p. e. sports man if fanatic pulls this off, it'll be insane no doubt about it. This would be the biggest upset of the bracket stage by a pretty considerable margin. GOP Finish first in the L. P.. L. And when the playoffs that's an incredibly impressive feat as the opio is considered the best region for all of League of legends. Sports two-piece words are the favorites to win the event according to a few betting places I checked out fanatic is going to have a very tough task. But if they pull it out, expect to see a reddit thread with thirty thousand votes when you wake up on Saturday morning. And our final matchup is to or most of our listeners will probably recognize Europe's G to and careers. Jen Gee it's to absolute power houses here. GINGY has finally regained form after a restructuring from the days of Samsung, Galaxy and g two went to the finals last year and ran. You're basically all year long if these two teams weren't playing each other, I'd be rooting for them both in their bracket matchup unfortunately, one of them has to go home the oddsmakers have g to a slight favorite, but this one should be super

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NXIVM victim speaks out for first time about sex cult horror in trailer of new true crime documentary

Donna and Steve

04:41 min | Last week

NXIVM victim speaks out for first time about sex cult horror in trailer of new true crime documentary

"So you're aware of this Nexium have Yes, it was supposed to be like a self help group. Yup. With 16,000 members. Okay, kind of feels a little Scientology ish to some degree. What they did was. It was a group that promised people the tools for personal success and empowerment. Okay, and it ended up attracting all these Hollywood stars millionaires. This is no big surprise because it had come crashing down after allegations of a secret sex cold surfaced. Now I remember this before this This documentary ever came out actress Catherine Oxenberg on who is from Dynasty fame, mostly Her daughter, India. She and her daughter went to this, Um They went to this seminar together. And what had happened was They kind of the group almost immediately tried to break that connection between mother and daughter. They call it a parental alienation. Oh, great. And India these socks in Bourg, who has since you know Found her way out. She was with the organization for seven years and paid them nearly $100,000. He spent years being groomed like as a young woman. How old was she? When Katie 19 or something? Yes. Wow. And so she joined the group. But then once you're in the group, they make it. They make it seem like you're part of this. Multilevel marketing business awful and one thing leads to another. There's this guy named Keith Ryanair. He tried Tio pitch himself of this man of superior. Intellect. And just why? It's such a fascinating story. We don't have all the time in the world, but I wanted to let you know that there's a new documentary now on stars on and it's coming out on. The 18th of this month, and it's called seduced inside the next cm cult. And I know they were just on good morning America this morning. Yeah. Can we just get a little feel for the story? Yes. Morning, Amy Robin. Good morning to you. Nexium was initially billed as a self help group massively popular with 16,000 members, promising people the tools for personal success and empowerment. Attracting Hollywood stars and millionaires. millionaires. But But everything everything came came crashing crashing down down after after allegations allegations of of a a secret secret sex sex cult cult surfaced, surfaced, landing landing its its leader leader and and several several high high ranking ranking members members behind behind bars. bars. Actress Catherine Oxenberg fought for years to free her daughter, India from this group. And this morning, India is finally breaking her silence. This morning. India Oxenberg, daughter of TV star and really life royalty. Catherine Oxenberg is breaking her silence. Speaking out for the first time since breaking free from the so called Cold Nexium. What I thought I was learning with self help. And personal growth. What I was learning was the opposite. It was inhumane. I'm an interesting person. I'm a controversial person. But most importantly, I'm an unconventional person. That skin do you join what she well, so you get the feel for the story. It's a really, really this powerful documentary, one of the things that they have to do when they joined this. This private They make it like an all female on group within the society. They have to give collateral and that collateral Khun B. A secret about yourself something about your family. Some people made things up. But what that does is basically guarantees. That they're not going to turn on the cold. My God, that's terrible. So they have all this information in some deep dark, seek maybe a nude picture of yourself again anything and they owe they hold it against these women on their branded. Like physically branded, like course, correct. It's amazing, and some of the people who broke away from the cult have put together the original documentary that's on HBO. Max, If you want to check it out, but really, really well done. Great. If you could get past the first episode of the HBO, Max one a visit. It is a little slow because it's a lot of setting. Ah, okay. Yeah, and I didn't know the story in advance. Like Yeah, a little bit. Documentary. Eso gal have to check that out. Definitely. Lee do highly recommended. There you go. Call the vow, Right? Fabio, Max and the other one will be on stars and it's a documentary on that. It comes out on the

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Robinhood disastrous account hacking

Clark Howard Show

04:50 min | Last week

Robinhood disastrous account hacking

"I want to tell you. That We've had so much interest in Robin Hood. The APP for your iphone or Android that allows an individual to buy and sell stocks very easily free of commission Robin Hood. Really was a game changer. For the, investing world. And forced singlehandedly. By the sheer number of people that signed up for Robin Hood accounts in the millions. Forced the traditional discount stockbrokerage industry to follow it two zero trading costs. But along the way, Robin Hood has had significant growing pains. and. Is Right, now embroiled. In a customer, no service disaster. A, very large number the numbers known at this point. Of robinhood customers. have had their accounts looted. Criminals have figured out. How to get into people's accounts. Change Information and run off with all the people's money. Now, that's the first part of this. The second part is that even somebody who's constantly on their Robin Hood App. May See Trades taking place that they didn't want and things like that. And you can't call and talk to anybody at Robin Hood. There are media reports in the financial press and in the general media. About the incredible frustration of people who've seen the money. was in the Robin Hood Accounts Vanish and Robin Hood shrugs their shoulders. In the latest announcement from Robin Hood. Basically said not their problem. The issue is not in their systems the company put out a statement. and. Then they said quote, we're actively working with those impacted to secure their accounts. But? That is such a non-answer answer. Robin Hood is going to have to grow up. and part of growing up. Is People need to be able to reach a human when there's a problem people frantically. Trying to save their money when they saw things started going crazy. And we're unable to get any help from robinhood what so ever So. I'm going to repeat advice. I've given about Robin Hood for a while. and. That is Robin. Hood is a good platform for you. If, you're going to do micro trading. If, you're learning how? The mechanics of investing work. But until Robin Hood grows up. It is not a good platform for you if you're going to have substantial money invested in the market and at risk. I've talked before about the risk to you as an investor. Engaging in some of the more dangerous investing things like options trading. That are really only for hyper experienced. Investment professionals but has been a big thing going on on the Robin. Hood Platform and lead people to remarkably large losses. And? Robin. Hood now has a briefing for people telling him to be careful with that but the reality is Robin Hood has grown so fast. That its founders who did an amazing thing by founding this platform. Have not recognized the responsibility that comes with this platform. So, having smaller accounts. With Robin Hood Okay. But until robinhood gets. Its customer no service, platform working. It is a dangerous thing for you. If you have substantial money if you do have substantial money on the Robin Hood Platform I, encourage you to open a brokerage account with one of the discount brokers also offers free trading. And Migrate Most of your money so that you have much less at risk. Until Robin Hood Fixes this Robin, hoods, response has been tone deaf And it's been passed ugly for people who've seen their accounts wiped out.

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New Jersey Judge Esther Salas Says She’s Forgiven Man Who Killed Her Son In Attack On Her Home

Steve Trevelise

00:36 sec | Last week

New Jersey Judge Esther Salas Says She’s Forgiven Man Who Killed Her Son In Attack On Her Home

"New Jersey U. S. Juster Judge Esther Salas speaking out about a fatal attack on her son over the summer that changed her life forever. This man Took the most important thing in my life. I can't let him take anything else. I know that I want to strive every morning to be the best person that I could be. Her 20 year old son was killed in a shooting and also left her husband injured at their home in North Brunswick in late July. She told ABC is Robin Roberts, She will still serve as a federal judge.

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Are big families the centre of Victoria's second wave?

Coronacast

05:29 min | 2 weeks ago

Are big families the centre of Victoria's second wave?

"So let's kick off with Victoria with as close to that seems to have sprung up from the Chechen shopping center cluster and it's moved out into regional Victoria. Now, it's some people in kill being infected. In a cafe and it just shows you the power of an outbreak and how this virus spreads through clusters and Robin more evenly spread such as influenza. And so for example, three of the cases of the fifteen. So caught a lot of cases yesterday where linked to the chat stone, which is club outbreak. This is a situation where you have got spread. It's still growing and they haven't been able to keep the legitimate so far. The chief health officer in Victoria Breath, Sutton explained why Victoria has been harder to do the contact tracing the nail swear because the family groups that are involved or have been involved a much larger. So where the family groups own averaging Australia to two and a half people. There more than six people in some situations, which means that you've got multiplications of complexity in terms of contact tracing. So each type provide you with another maybe ten people that you've got to contact, and if you've got six rather than two or three, it becomes very complicated and home said many times before is where you primarily catch covid nineteen, the covid nineteen virus. I was really surprised to see those statistics about the family size thought that was really interesting but I did wonder whether actually would make it easier if people living in the. Same. Household I thought that maybe it would make it easier to get in touch with them. It just creates far more people you've got to get in contact with, but yes, you're right. You're you're not chasing too many people depends how late you come to the events, and if you've if you're coming a bit later than you might have six people with Tim contacts each then if three or four days later and you haven't caught it in the first two or three days, then each one of those contacts is contained so it just multiplies out. So if people aren't coming forward for testing quickly or the contact tracing doesn't get on top of it quickly then you'd lose control of it to some extent. So fifteen new cases in Victoria. Are we getting out of control again down there I think what does shows is if if you remember a couple of weeks ago, the Burnet Institute released. Their modeling, which showed that if Torey took their food off the break too quickly on the twenty eighth of September, they could return to very large numbers very quickly and they were supporting the fact that the premier did not take the food off the break too quickly and it was fairly measured but it just shows you that if you lose control of an outbreak, this can grow very very quickly. So it doesn't mean it's to control. But. It does mean you're at high risk and it just shows you the burden. It was probably right if you had lifted your foot off the brake, it could be that you'll be dealing with multiple outbreaks because this is no breaking Chattan shopping center during lockdown. Or relative lockdown. So this is not good news, but at least they're across it and they don't seem to have too many cases under investigation at the moment, and that's the real danger in Victoria when they lose the plot and they just don't know where they're getting their infection from. Some out some more data that came up yesterday was that New South Wales had eleven, new cases all in hotel quarantines community transmission, which is really encouraging. But that seems like a large number of hotel quarantine cases. It just goes to show if we didn't have hotel quarantine those cases, it'd be out in the community. That's absolutely right. Our border control. The fact that we are an island has made an enormous difference to. This pandemic you've seen this huge second wave in Europe we would have had bet to So our border controls are incredibly important and it's not surprised by the way that you're seeing it live in cases because I assume that people are coming back from Europe and they're coming back from the United States and as they do so they're coming back from places where they've got second wave sometimes much larger than the first. Wave. So this is a situation where we would expect to be seeing more hotel quarantine hotel warranties could be really tight. It's probably too early for what the prime minister was suggesting, which is that you allow people to go into their own homes because the influx of people who are going to be positive is going to be growing but at least we're keeping the lid on it and I think as far as I'm aware. Of their keeping the only in Victoria and Queensland as well. So they were community transmission cases in New South Wales yesterday but there was also really low numbers of testing and they're still finding virus fragments in sewage. Yes. The way forward here has to be constant surveillance to see if you're missing cases and if you missing cases you've got to go in and you've got to try and do as close to possible mass testing. The still doing that with PR testing, but you could probably do it a bit more flexibly with rapid testing using rap protests are. Reasonably accurate. But you got to get in and find out where the viruses because I don't think we can any longer rely on people coming forward. I. Think there's fatigue I also think there's probably not much cold symptoms around because people aren't mixing as much. But you just cannot rely on the tasting regime. So you find it. I think Hawkesbury was one area in. New South. Wales. They've gone in and trying to extra testing and highlighting it to the local community. But really anybody listen to this wherever you are in Australia we've said it time and time again come forward for testing even if there's been no case in your state for. Weeks and weeks and weeks come forward just in case.

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Lisa Selin Davis talk about her book 'Tomboy'

If These Ovaries Could Talk

04:26 min | 2 weeks ago

Lisa Selin Davis talk about her book 'Tomboy'

"Lisa's the author of the Book Tomboy the surprising history and future of girls dare to be different and we are so excited you are with us today because I think we have a lot of girls who dare to be different who listen to our podcast. I would imagine that you know loving other women puts you in that category automatically even though how different are you? Really really. That's the truth that you like to say we're all just yelling at our kids just like you so. Same same, but different, but same. Before Jamie get weirder. Let's start where we always start which is with our elevator pitch. Are you ready I think so okay no pressure the no pressure. We're not going to cut you off. I won't let Robin do that to you. All right on your mark. Get set go. Okay. Well, my family consists of a smart funny fella. I'm married to and my two daughters who are polar opposites in many ways. And it's funny because mine my family was made quite traditionally with a couple of humps but. I nephew is adopted and then my sister and her wife each had one kid with same sperm and then did the second party adoption so I have the most vanilla. Version family in my family. Vervet we all. By the way you get an extra ten seconds because you worked in a couple of humps and to your elevator pitch I mean. I love that couple of humps literally just a couple of hundred. And you know but my obviously my children are the same sex but are very different in terms of certain aspects of gender. So that's where my family's interest tell us a little bit more about that because I believe your kids were part of the impetus to write your book. So tell us more about that. Yeah. So when my older daughter was in preschool win, the were starting to really divide by sex and girls were starting to play with girls and boys starting with boys which I knew nothing about the time she was really in the middle she was playing with both sets of kids and she would play princess but I want to be the dog and once we her. Choice of what you wanted to wear. You know she wanted to wear more of the boy's clothes. We had of course both closed I would like to but air quotes around boys and girls clothes and. That really that was the beginning of this journey on men in when she was in first grade someone told her she was a tomboy. So she came home and said, Jean know that I'm a tomboy that's girl who has short hair and light sweatpants and that's when I realized that. Someone in covid nineteen. Th Right, pre. Cove it. I anyway, that's when I realized that all the girls had short hair and sweatpants when I was a kid and that the were tumbler was super common when I was a kid and I wondered where the word went and also where that kind of person went. and. Then, a few years later, I wrote about something for parenting magazine about the time that nobody looked at. HOW COME TO OUR WORLD? Seriously then years later I wrote an op Ed Abou, how round-ups who knew my child well were almost like obsessively asking her if she wanted to be a boy and while I knew that what came out of going to gender trainings and wanting to be inclusive and supportive and I'm all were that I also felt like after a certain point, you're communicating that if you like this quote, unquote boys of which we all know is it construction? You know then you're saying you must you must not be okay in the girls category and so I wrote about that tension thinking that I was doing it in a really careful inclusive way and it inspired a huge reaction. What's just? Positive and negative. More positive than negative and. All those things together turned into a book. Okay. What happened if that's offensive? What happened if tomboys were thing when I was little and they're not now what happened and that's really the question I went in. What happened

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No Charges Against  Police Officer Who Killed Security Guard Jemel Roberson In 2018 in Midlothian, Chicago

WBBM Late Morning News

01:05 min | 2 weeks ago

No Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Security Guard Jemel Roberson In 2018 in Midlothian, Chicago

"Attorney, Kim Foxx has determined no charges will be filed against the Midlothian police officer who shot and killed a security guard outside a Robin's bar two years ago in what was described as a chaotic shooting scene. BBM is Mike Krauser reports Security guard Jemele Roberson was holding a man at gunpoint involved in a shooting at Manny's Blue Room when Officer Ian Cov arrived with an assault rifle and despite others reportedly telling him Roberson was a security guard. The officer shot him to death. Andrew M. Stroke is theater knee for Roberson's mother, Beatrice, while we know Jemele was unjustifiably and tragically shot and killed the legal standard today in Illinois. To charge an officer criminally are so high that it was a difficult decision. I know from this box and you know, devastating decision for the family to hear about, he said. The family will fight to change the law, the state's attorney said in a statement. The totality of the evidence is insufficient to support criminal charges. Mike Krauser, NewsRadio one or 5.9 of the Illinois

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Chicago - No Charges Against Midlothian Police Officer Who Killed Security Guard Jemel Roberson In 2018

WBBM Late Morning News

01:05 min | 2 weeks ago

Chicago - No Charges Against Midlothian Police Officer Who Killed Security Guard Jemel Roberson In 2018

"Attorney, Kim Foxx has determined no charges will be filed against the Midlothian police officer who shot and killed a security guard outside a Robin's bar two years ago in what was described as a chaotic shooting scene. BBM is Mike Krauser reports Security guard Jemele Roberson was holding a man at gunpoint involved in a shooting at Manny's Blue Room when Officer Ian Cov arrived with an assault rifle and despite others reportedly telling him Roberson was a security guard. The officer shot him to death. Andrew M. Stroke is theater knee for Roberson's mother, Beatrice, while we know Jemele was unjustifiably and tragically shot and killed the legal standard today in Illinois. To charge an officer criminally are so high that it was a difficult decision. I know from this box and you know, devastating decision for the family to hear about, he said. The family will fight to change the law, the state's attorney said in a statement. The totality of the evidence is insufficient to support criminal charges. Mike Krauser, NewsRadio one or 5.9 of the Illinois

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NASCAR Cup Series to run first dirt race since 1970 at Bristol in 2021

Terry Meiners and Company

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

NASCAR Cup Series to run first dirt race since 1970 at Bristol in 2021

"For the first time since 2011 when the when Kentucky held its first cup. Siri's a NASCAR race is not going to be at the Kentucky Speedway next year. Kentucky Speedway. Really? I mean, NASCAR released its 2021 schedule today was six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup series since 1970, they added stops at Nashville in Austin, Texas, and one college basketball note. Jeff Gooden from stadium dot com reporting that Beller Mint in their first year of in Division one, will be playing in an event at Duke. In the preseason early season this year would be Duke, Howard, Ellen and Bellman. Beller with bellman would play Duke and Howard in Ahh, the count around Robin Event

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Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat

Pod Save the World

02:46 min | 2 weeks ago

Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat

"On Sunday The New York Times published he blockbuster scoop detailing decades of trump's tax returns. You guys probably have some of the big headlines like the fact that he paid no income taxes at all in ten fifteen years examined that must be incredible. He only paid seven hundred fifty bucks in federal income taxes in two thousand, fifteen minute trump might face a one, hundred million dollars tax penalty depending on the results. Of An audit that is brutal but there are also some troubling foreign policy elements that we're GONNA cover today. So a couple specifics in trump's first two years as president he made seventy three million dollars from foreign sources that includes a million bucks from deals in Turkey three, million from the Philippines two point three, million from India those numbers are way bigger. When you look at decades of returns, he's got tons more money out of those places. He also paid more taxes of Robin did at home. So twenty seventeen, right the seven, hundred, fifty, year trump paid one, hundred, forty, five, thousand in India over one hundred, fifty, six, thousand taxes in the Philippines. So that feels a little bit un-american. So a couple of things you guys need to listeners accepting these foreign payments is illegal to violation of the emoluments. Clause feels like a more innocent time when we used to talk about that, it's also not the only way that these foreign countries can steer money into his pocket there've been countless stories of a government's and rooms at trump. In an effort to buy them off. But what's also now clear is that the he is just under a mountain of debt we don't really know who trump os four, hundred, twenty, some odd million dollars to. But we also know that he desperately needs any revenue he can get to stay afloat. So then as many people have pointed out a massive debt, like this will prevent you or me from getting a security clearance and having access to classified information in some ways you could argue that. This disclosure by the Times makes it even easier for these countries to find ways to bribe trump but I think they probably knew Venal to begin with. So ben anything jump out of you in this reporting especially in terms of potential for foreign influence the his financial challenges. Yeah. I mean I think there are two basic things that need to be really driven home here and they may be obvious people that it's worth really putting point on them. I who does he owe this money to and and does that give them leverage over him right and so presumably owns if he does tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to some foreign interest well, then the press, the United States is. Terribly compromise in terms of standing up to that interests let's say the Russian interests let's say it's a Turkish interest or whatever it may be. That's the problem and that's why the rest of us when we go to these jobs have to disclose all of those kinds of conflicts and that's why if we disclose too much leverage from a foreign source, we wouldn't get a security

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LeBron James calls bubble “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done” in NBA

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

02:59 min | 2 weeks ago

LeBron James calls bubble “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done” in NBA

"But let's go to the NBA where, of course, the NBA finals finally here. Takes Place and begins tomorrow in the bubble of course, the La Lakers against the Miami Heat and there's been a lot of talk about. Should there be an astro on his championship. Whoever wins it? And Robin I both agree no, it's ridiculous. We're not just throw out asterix. Asterix four when one team or player had an unfair advantage over the rest of the guys he was competing with. and. In the bubble, everybody's going about the same business they all got to stay into bubble. They all were away from their family for the same amount of time they all have had to deal with everything going on down there. So I don't think there's an asterix but some. Have gone to the opposite extreme. And said, there should be a middle asterix because this is actually tougher. They, any other? Championship that you would have to win in the NBA history. And none other than Lebron James. Kind of lead gave credence to that thought. Today or yesterday with his recent comments about how tough it's been to be in the bubble how tough it will be the go ahead and complete this thing with title probably the most challenging thing I've ever done. As far as professional as far as the commitment something and actually. Making it through. A knew what I was coming. Where we're coming here for obviously, you didn't. I will be line if I said up here to new that everything inside bubble what it would not the tower that would take. On your mind body. And everything else can it's been. It's been extremely tone, but you know I'm I'm here for one reason and one reason only and has to compete for a championship and that was my mindset. Once I aired the bubble once enter quarantine process I today's, and then right from my first practice mindset bus to be here, make the most of it on and say what you can do in lock him on with the main thing is and the main tangles frosted finish the before championship. So that's just my mindset. Throughout these I don't even know how many days it is whatever how many days it is. It feels like five years really doesn't. But. I've been as locked in as I've ever been in my career. I think that's good. Honest talk from Lebron. James. Look Yonezawa Kuhn talked about he was the first one to say, yeah I think he deserves an asterix because it's going GonNa be the hardest NBA title ever you know paraphrase a little bit but that was his sentiment Paul George of the clippers you know he talked about how the bubble had him depressed

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Hot 50 Countdown Introduction - burst 3

Hot 50 Countdown

03:58 min | 3 weeks ago

Hot 50 Countdown Introduction - burst 3

"Rob's so we vote all the time for any way. We want as many times as we want, right so you gotta vote and that's how the hot 50 is determined every single countdown and the easiest place to go is just simply podcast magazine.com and vote for your favorites. Yeah, and here's an inside tip. If you're a podcast you're out there and as you're listening to this show right now with my self and Steve I would recommend that you maybe just ask your listeners for a a nod and you may want to use some social media and if you're not even a podcaster, but you like a show and you're just have been moved. And and it is inspired or motivated you or just made you laugh shared on social media. Give them some love. They need this they're working hard for you guys and and show them some love. I think I think they'd really appreciate it. Oh, yeah, absolutely and look the reality is for Rob and I hear this is going to be a work-in-progress. I guarantee you rap when we look back a year from now or ten years from now. We'll listen to our first hot 50 countdown movie like well, at least we did it but it's a as a friend of mine once said, you know version one is going to be better than version none, right? So absolutely be patient with us. We're going to do our best to bring you the the best podcasts that we possibly can and do our best from a production standpoint as we said to take you behind-the-scenes and do some long-distance dedications and really get you guys as actively involved as we can and thank you for being a listener here of the hot dog. The countdown again, you can vote for your favorite shows share it on social you determine the shows that make up the hot 50 countdown. So vote podcast magazine.com and Rob I got to tell you man. I'm again. I'm honored and I'm thrilled and I'm humbled that you said yes to this and we are a dynamic young man. I'm not sure which one of us is Batman. Which one is Robin. I guess we'll fight over that later. But definitely definitely a dynamic duo here Steve. Thank you very much. I'm humbled by that Batman Robin, you know, what will just be since I'm a Gemini of the both and I'll just nominate you as a fellow Gemini you can be both and we'll just we'll just transfer both. So like I'll be robbing for a little bit. You'll be Batman. Hey, my boobs in German, you know, so there you go. So you go so Batman Robin Batman Robin, we're going to be counting down from fifty to number one. We've got interviews. We have excerpts from your favorite podcast home. and of course the long-distance dedications Thanks for joining us today for the hot 50 Countdown the top 50 podcasts in the land the podcast magazine hot 50 is ranked by fan votes received at podcast magazine.com hot fifty votes are audited by members of our staff tallied and verified by the 20th of the month with the final chart being released on the 1st of each subsequent month. For more information, please visit podcast magazine.com. We'd love to hear from you reach out to us at feedback at podcast magazine.com and be sure to join our Facebook community at facebook.com / podcast countdown is presented by podcast magazine executive producer is Steve ulzzang content producer is Kelly pecker. This is Rob Actis reminding you don't let fear stop you take time to breathe live a life of inspired a dog. Until next time. Thank you for listening to the hot 50 countdown presented by podcast magazine. He's right you can subscribe to The Back-up Camera plug has now.

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How Beauty Insider Tina Hedges Created LOLI, an Environmentally Sound Brand

Latina to Latina

06:11 min | Last month

How Beauty Insider Tina Hedges Created LOLI, an Environmentally Sound Brand

"Career has taken her. From the perfume counter at macy's inside a conic brands like Christian Dior Estee Lauder Al. but after almost two decades beauty shetty personal crisis that inspired her to start lally beauty the I zero waste organic food grade approach beauty we talk about her a Pitney the one thing she asks every investor she meets with and why she is so committed to getting this, right. Teen almost two decades in the beauty industry and then you had both a health scare and day crisis of conscience. What happened I had spent about almost about to get decades or so traveling the world in pretty high powered marketing roles and innovation roles for big companies in the industry pretty much helping, decide and create all the products in women's beauty cabinets and. started. Simultaneously, I had this weird across section of I started having all these other immune issues and systemic allergies. A No physician could sort of pinpoint what was really triggering it as well as went through early menopause. And I was in my mid thirties and no underlying health conditions for that and I started to think about. All of the products have been applying to my body from head to toe for almost two decades and I started thinking about all those buildup of toxins and chemicals, and I realized that I had been polluting my own body and simultaneously. I had this consciousness of wow. Not only have I been pushing into the world products filled with all these chemicals and nasty since and and carcinogens endocrine disrupters all of this you know really scary stuff but on top of that were blending all of that in eighty to ninety five percent water because most of your skin hair and body products are literally water you're paying for water. And then wrapping all that in single use plastic and when the world is running out of water, it's one of our most precious resources when the boy to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by twenty, twenty five. None of this makes any sense to me or None of that made any sense to me a when I had this convergence of the crisis of health and crisis consciousness. Once you had that a home moment what was the first thing you did to sort of take that idea and start? Making it an actual reality. So I had already left the corporate world and I had gone into the start world. I launched a very successful. vegan sulfate free hair brand. Actually I was the first to use reality TV show on Bravo a show called blow out about a hairstylist in La and his hair salon. But because of us sort of uniquely understood, it was basically an hour long infomercial. We turned the industry on dime because prior to that I mean it was super early days of reality to be. We're talking like two, thousand, four it was America's biggest loser where for the straight guy blow out and the apprentice those were the reality shows that were on at that time and I realized wait a second. This is a show about a hairstylist. Want we show him developing his own brand? and. Don't have done that. So we were the first do that. And the purpose of going back to that stories I know how difficult it is. To start a business especially as a minority Hispanic female founder over the age of thirty. So I was really scared to start this and I. Just. Kept finding excuses left a brighter I'm going to consult or help this person with their brand, and it finally got the place at I was just sitting there and I realized. What do I have to lose? What's the worst thing that could happen? So I- self-financed and out of my upper side small studio apartment I launched a test of Lawley and so that was the beginning. Lawley is the world's first zero waste organic food grade approach to beauty. I want break each part of that down what does it mean to be Zero Waste We go to farms and fairtrade cops around the world, and we find parts of organic food that are being wasted or being thrown away in the process. So for example, our Plum Elixir, we work with a organic farm four generation owned in France that grows a very rare plummets called the end tape them and sa- tiniest considered like the fog or caviar of plums it's it's quite unique. It's extremely potent in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, and when they make prune juice or pitted prunes, they were throwing away the colonel. And the Patriarch the father of this owner of the farm. About ten years ago said wait. We, press avocado oil from the pit of an avocado. We press all sorts of oils from pits Robin Doyle, why can't we press an oil and organic food grade oil from the pit of the plum? And he literally invented it like they're no one had ever had plum oil, and then he worked with the French bent to get it organic certified and recognized as a food ingredient, and then we started working with them and realized how powerful it was for skin hair

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota's Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash

Buck Sexton

00:16 sec | Last month

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota's Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash

"Fox in South Dakota Governor Christie Gnome says she's bringing in outside investigators to look into the state attorney general who struck and killed a man with his car over the weekend. Jason Robin Borg said he thought he hit a deer and didn't realize he hit a person really went back to the site the next day.

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Making Peace with Your Family

The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast

05:47 min | Last month

Making Peace with Your Family

"Their feud has been brewing since childhood last year during a family trip things got so bad. They came to actual blows. Their father had to pull them apart bobby and robin our sisters but they barely speak Robin says the sound of bobbies voice makes her sick Nicole they're younger sister Peter. Their little brothers say enough is enough the Cole Road to us in hopes that we could help bring her sisters back together. Father Peter. Senior is also here. If, you have conflicts within your family and let me just say who doesn't this show. We'll give you a whole new way to deal with them. It could save you years and years of pain Mark Brian says, he wrote this book codes of Love How to rethink your family and remake your life because he used to hate his own family he stayed away from them for over ten years throughout the show mark is going to be telling us how he changed all that and how you can too. So we're not here just to have because you know you can watch one of those other shows where people, chairs and Viewed as they bring out surprise family members, you haven't seen in a long time. That's not what we're GONNA. Do we're here to try to resolve it and for the millions of you who are also separated from your family to try to bring back some sense of coat of love that you once had memories of that earlier this week mark heard both sides of this family feud starting with Bobby Nicole and Peter. At Different Times Robin has stopped speaking to each of us that she has low self esteem and. She whenever argument comes up she says to me that I I think I'm better than everybody else and that I'm a goody goody and. And this type of staff. Which of course, upsets me last week I went for lunch with Robin and a few of our cousins, the bridesmaids kind of thing for Robin's wedding to discuss things and I just felt that bobby should have been involved with that. That would have been you know more of A. Total package I'm to the point now where it's like okay. You. Go ahead and behave that way. Not. Going to let it bug me. I have tried to contact her and she has my number blocked. She has your number blocked live in the country can't do that on my phone. So I don't have a number of locked and I have an answering machine and I've never had any messages about. Mark spent time with Robin to hear her version. I've always felt like the black sheep. Always felt like. Fingers always point to that me. I always felt like troublemaker. I've been accused of being over emotional. I've been accused of being. sleazy. have been accused of being slutty. I've been accused of. Basically, everything out there. in particular with my sister Bobby. I. I. Always felt compared to her. I always felt like I had to live up to. My parents, expectations. Of the expectations that she set? What are the three happiest moments of your life. They don't include family. Or? My parents were there when my daughter was born. Thought was one of the happiest moments midlife. My Dad was there when I graduated I. Guess that was another happy moment. The, day I moved out with the happiest moment of my life. And I honestly, truly with all my heart believe that was the best thing ever did because I've come so far sets. If you could go back in time, what would you change? I would I would change. I would put myself with the different family. But you can't do that down. So mark says there four basic steps to help you refrain reconnect with your family and they are I remember what are the good things? So many times in today's psychology we're looking at the bad things. My parents do that messed me up I, WanNa look back at what's the pleasant things were the strengths and the and the love and the loyalty that I've been given for these two, five fifty how old we are those years? The second one is we want to reflect on that. We want to see what's my part in this dynamic in my family when am I at fault and also I don't want to end the blame and the labeling you know. She's the black sheep she's the she's the goody two shoes she's been labeled to by other members of her family is the goody two shoes we want to be out of those labels. So we want to reflect on that what are part is and what's the larger picture of our family? labeled. Early, you just sort of follow that pattern absolutely. Yes. Yes. I have never told Robin she slutty. I've never used those words that she used on her. I'm always careful I don't offend with what I say and ever since we're very young, robin has done things on purpose. she just says whatever she wants whether it hurts your feelings or not. So the slutty thing but those terms that you're using those are not terms that she used or is that what you think she thinks of you. Okay. It might have been another family member but everybody was sitting there and it was them against me and that's how it was portrayed. But. Then again, sitting up here, acting like she's a goody two shoes I wouldn't be here if we didn't have problems. You know who? Didn't cause all my family's problems. We're not here just because of me and you know what? I don't even think there's a lot of family problems here beyond some role definition and the next thing we're going to do is we're going to take a look and refrain these experiences from this. New Perspective. Where we learned where each of us is trying to show concern, but it's being misconstrued as criticism or. As control.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

02:53 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Was permitted to enter. Might be something that he did to preserve certain mystique about himself. That like. You're never going to know what goes is on in that exact period of time all you can do is kind of guests and so that makes that a little bit more curious. Maybe that was deliberate on his part I think it also speaks to how he presented himself to everyone. Not just to me who only got to write about him and be in his presence for a little bit of time but people who knew him for much longer and over many more years even they felt like they saw him in certain capacities and then there were other parts of him that he withheld from them. Even his family members even people that he was intimate with Didn't feel like they got all of him that everyone had their version of that experience whether it was literal or metaphorical where he went into a room and did something else and Dan became a different person and they didn't get to see that everybody who knew him went through some version of that. And I guess we're kind of greedy and wanting to just constantly have more of what we love. And but you know I mean it's also performers and stars belong to certain eras and you know. He came alive and was most famous and popular in a certain period. And that's that's the period time that we're always going to think of him in that he'll always define and by and large they don't span longer than that certainly not even for as long as he did so we are kind of greedy for wanting even more of him him. But that's kind of how it works. People get this one. If you're lucky one period of time that you belong to and when you're gone the era and that's all for this final episode of knowing Robin Williams. Thank you for listening thing as we explored the life. And the work of the Great Robin Williams Robin is sorely. Missed but he leaves behind a body of work. That really touched people's hearts and tickled. They're funny boats. I hope you enjoyed listening and learning about Robin and if you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health. Please reach out to the national suicide. Hi Prevention Line for free crisis support and learn more about Lewy body dementia by visiting the Lewy Body Dementia Association's website at L. B. A.. Dot Org Org thanks today. That's cough check out his book. Robin to learn even more and please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever you listen. If Robin had an impact on your life we'd love to hear about it. Send US An e mail at knowing McMillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening..

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

01:51 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"As you've learned from this podcast Robin Williams had passion filled and eventful life and on this show. Oh I've covered the high points in the low points the magic in the mundane and try ten cops late the essence of Robin. But if you're still hungry for more of Robin Story Eh. This podcast doesn't have to be the end as you know. This podcast is made possible. Thanks to the work of David's cough and Dave's Book Robin has even more Magical Michael Stories about this wild fascinating entertainer. Some of it will be familiar. But there's even more that you haven't heard yet like the ups and downs of his lifelong friendship up with Billy Crystal read the whole Messy Complicated Story Find Robin by David's cough. Wherever you buy books or learn more at bit dot l. y.? Slash Flash Read Robin. That's bit dot L. Y. Slash. Read Robin if you've been listening to the show for a while you probably already know that. Were part of the network called McMillan podcasts. But today I want to encourage you to check out our sister network which is also from Macmillan publishers. It's called quick and dirty tips. Quick and dirty tips as a podcast network that offers quick simple advice to help you with every aspect of your life checkout nutrition diva for great insight about how to eat to make make your body feel good or checkout grammar girl if you want fascinating and beginner friendly writing and linguistic lessons all packed into fifteen minute episodes or if you're looking to take your career to the next level in twenty twenty start listening to get it done guy and there's so much more checkout everything. Quick and dirty tips has to offer visit quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast to find a new show. That's quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

05:14 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Where this is coming from is some kind of like a desperation in him or is it something else. It's while he's in Vancouver and you know really at that point kind of a feeling You know pretty depressed and really especially kind of You know paranoid and not wanting to socialize and see other people that that his makeup artistry men's she makes the suggestion to him just in a kind of off handed way of. Why don't you just try going into a club and making an unannounced appearance and you'll see how much people love you and how happy they are to see you again? Knee has this kind of breakdown in her arms and he tells her. I don't think I can be funny anymore. And that is such a devastating thing for him to say and for her to hear that this is Robin Williams telling you. I don't know how to be funny anymore. You're the crazy ones ended. After just twenty two episodes Robbins family pleaded with him to take a break from work to SORTA US health issues but he ignored their requests tests. He started filming the third installment of the night at the museum. Comedy Franchise right away but it was during this shoe. That people started to notice something was very wrong. He's shooting in London or shooting in Vancouver. So there's a lot of travel involved in on those sets. He's having memory problems that he can't eve- feels like he can't even memorize lines. He can't remember you know his his scenes and that is very troubling because if there was one thing that he was known known for always having a really kind of sharpen agile memory when he finished filming in returned home to Susan he told her he wanted a reboot for his brain. He started started taking antipsychotic medication which helped some symptoms but made others worse. Susan often had to talk robin down from his paranoia like when he woke up convinced that comedian mort Saul was in grave danger. They went back and forth for hours until three thirty in the morning. Finally on May Twenty Eighth Two thousand fourteen. Eighteen Robin got some answers. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for Susan. It was a relief to know that they can now focus on more specific treatment but robin was less convinced. It was a devastating thing to to be told to even think that that was what was wrong with him. It T- to be given this kind of You know prognosis that is is really going to be degenerative that they're not whatever state he was in at that point. It's really not gonNa ever get better than that. And he had seen other friends if not go through the exact same experience Whether it was Richard Pryor or Christopher Reeve other people people who basically had their bodies kind of veil on them and decline over long periods of time until they finally died That was a pretty devastating interesting thing for him to learn about himself going through. It was the realization of Robin's worst. Fear the disintegration of his mind and body body his son Zach described his suffering as silent. Robin retreated from the family. Out of guilt. He felt he'd let his kids down as a father and you wouldn't accept their protests but assembly wasn't true in June Robin Susan decided he temporarily enter another author Hazelton Addiction Treatment Facility. Like the one he'd want to earlier nave felt like he just needed to be in a place where he would be safe and be comb and be doing simple activities and also be monitored and be in a place where he couldn't leave. I mean he would be someplace comfortable but he couldn't completely leave the facility either and so even though he wasn't having any kind of substance abuse problems hadn't hadn't relapsed. They put him in Rehab just because it kind of satisfied all these other conditions and would basically keep him lockdown lockdown or keep them in a fixed place and know that he'd be taken care of on July Twenty First Two thousand eleven robin turned sixty three but friends who called to wish him. A Happy Birthday couldn't reach him on July. Twenty fourth. Susan saw robin staring intently intently. I'm self in the Bathroom Mirror. He had a deep cut on his head which he dabbed with the blood soaked hand towel he'd accidentally banged his head on the door saying he miscalculated on July thirty first his daughter Zelda turned twenty five he sought her necklace and a card but he wasn't able to attend her celebratory dinner Robbins. Good friend Rick. Overton who'd known him since the nineteen eighties and often did two plus our improv offsets with him in these later years described it like this. The lighten Robbins is were dimming when we come back from the break it's the final act for Robin and it's not as clean cut in ending as the public has been led to believe.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

02:39 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"His family had enough. They issued an ultimatum demanding that he go to a Rehab facility to get clean again. Robin agreed that he needed help and started a twelve step recovery program Graham in the summer of two thousand six he had breached his trust with his family. And how was he ever going to win that back. What could he he do to rebuild that it was going to be extremely difficult if not impossible? Yeah I think that's actually. That's a really interesting distinction to be made as that when he first sobered up Twenty years prior this was right when Zach was born. It's not as if any of them have known robin in his current in state where he is an alcoholic again and so this is like a side of them that they they've never seen before I mean it was for him. It was a whole lifetime ago and that was when he was still married to Valerie and so he had been through a much more of a roller coaster in that period of his life when his career was just absolutely exploding and there were all these other extenuating circumstances and really now for the last ten fifteen years. He's been much more of the the family man with Marsha and really this somehow at least able to project this sense that everything is going to be stable. Everything is going to be fine and I'M GONNA keep all of list together and I'm not going to relapse into this past behavior. That was a different person. Somehow and instead it turns out that he always was that person. Robbins relapse took a toll on their relationship and her trust and Robin and their marriage was beyond repair. The officially separated at the end of two thousand seven fresh on the path of recovery with no projects in motion and no wife to come home to Robin could finally take stock of where he stood. He'd always joked about becoming irrelevant a relic of his better years but now at fifty six years of age he was seeing the manifestation of of this greatest fear and he was terrified. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back Jack. It's the final chapter of Robin Story. Thanks to David's cough. Check out his book Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the a show on apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you listen if Robin had an impact on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing coming at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week..

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

04:34 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Even so the birdcage was still a box office. Hit by by now. There were always scripts coming across Robbins Desk. Marsha and Robin tried to balance out big studio projects with more creatively fulfilling indie films. One interesting little project came his way. In nineteen ninety-seven a screenplay written by two fresh-faced actors named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the two were trying to launch their own careers and needed a big name to piggyback. Off Of for Robin he found the script layered and moving so he signed onto good will hunting thing despite its smaller paycheck. Heroes sorts of wonderful using MRIs part in the the movie wasn't emotional roller coaster both on and off the site Robin would often improvise until the cast was in hysterics. The heart to tell this one scene that Robin had ad libbed that Damon in a fit of genuine laughter. We'll she's been dead two years and has shit. I remember wonderful stuff. You know little things like that. Those I missed most but robin could also bring an intensity to the side like the scene where he has to forcefully grabbed Damon by the throat by the final takes makeup had to be applied to Damon's neck to cover his raw and bloodied skin. Robin also delivered monologues. Just made for an Oscar nomination. Ask You about love quote me a sonnet. You've never looked at a woman totally vulnerable someone that could goodwill hunting came out at the same time as titanic but it held its own it got nominated for nine Academy Awards including one for Robin as best supporting actor on March Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety eight Robin waited with baited breath as the contenders for the category. And then and the Oscar goes to Robin Williams after three earlier losses else's robin finally had a golden idol of his own. When we come back from the break it all goes south? Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and talks online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences. Once you match with a therapist you can start connecting via text audio picture or video messages. The very same day your therapists will message you daily. Five days a week there's no scheduling. No Oh trip to an office just confidential support anywhere at any time. We all need help. Navigating life's ups and downs and talk space offers the support. You need need at an affordable price. My listeners can get one hundred dollars off their first month by using the code knowing at talks Dot Com match with a therapist refraction of the price of traditional therapy at talks dot com or download. The APP make sure to use the code knowing to get one hundred dollars off your first month that's talks. Base Dot COM com Promo Code knowing upstart dot com is the revolutionary lending platform now offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. They consider your education and your job history when they calculate your rate because they know your more than just your credit score. Financial stress can add a lot of anxiety in in chaos. To Your Life. It can be so frustrating trying to get answers to simple questions so save yourself for money stress with upstart with upstart checking. Your rate takes Hicks five minutes and once your loan approved. Most people get their funds the very next Business Day over three hundred thousand people have used up. Start to pay off credit cards and meet their financial santeuil goals. Free yourself from high interest credit card debt with upstart see. Why upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry to upstart dot com slash knowing to find out? How low your upstart rate is checking? Your rate only takes a few minutes and it won't affect your credit that's up start dot com slash knowing.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

09:43 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"In the mid nineteen eighty s robbins. Film career was a bit of a dry spell. He'd done a few smaller. Other projects like Moscow on the Hudson which had a decent run he also had fantastic. Mrs Like the Best of times and club paradise so he was still seen he knows are risky talent for a big studio to cast. It had always been an aspiration of Robbins to just be successful as a film accurate. A No for himself that he could be a leading man and that that was going to be the trajectory that his career was gonna go on insists to finally have a movie that was not just successful. But that would be the number one at the box office. Robin wants described what he saw as a comedy food chain at the top. Where Eddie Murphy Bill? Murray and Steve Martin. The next level was more crowded with Tom. Hanks John Candy Robin himself and many others. You start to move down that ladder of of availability. I believe scripts. you start to I mean the word hot become tepid it would be an unexpected film. Good Good Morning Vietnam that would change this pecking order in place Robin on the top tier two rocket from the down to the DMZ os the whole movie and the character of Adrian Krone. Our were basically created for him that his managers in very active way had sought out out scoped out this story. The Real Life Adrian krone our but knew that it had a certain potential For Robbins specifically in the summer number of Nineteen eighty-seven Robin. The production team headed to Bangkok with a very aggressive timetable to release good morning Vietnam. By Christmas I spoke with the director. Actor Barry Levinson about the shoot one of the earlier scenes that we did took places because he was a teacher in teaching English. And we we did a a few takes in the morning. The Vietnamese playing students weren't that convincing to me. It's like they were saying the lines but it wasn't alive so we took a break again. It's there's one of those moments you're outside and it's like one hundred degrees and you wonder what are we gotta do. And I looked over and Robin was under a porch with with a bunch of the students. And and they're talking and he's talking and They're laughing and he's laughing and I went lo-look that's really. Oh that's really alive because Robin even has this enormous curiosity and I thought well. That's what we have to get to was the key to the whole film because it's taking Robbins uh-huh intelligence his spontaneity and his humanity. And just unleash it and and so it's not all here's my line line. Here's the line. Here's the line in becomes just very very free. It's kind of lucky that he got this kind of turning point in his career with you able oh to interact with him in a way that he probably didn't get interact with other directors. Besides maybe Howard storm with like Morgan Mindy. It sounds like they had back and forth like around poor. That was exactly what Robin needed. Was this back and forth. Well needs the back and forth and needs the freedom freedom and and at the same time there is an obligation that you're supposed to be funny all the time. Robin always has a a certain insecurity about him. You know I'll never forget when we got back to the states and you know we were shooting a incredibly fast pace you know this and that just flying through stuff and He called me and said listen. You know about that radio stuff you know. If it's not working right you know you know what we can do it here. I'll pay for the whole thing. I said Rob I got so much material. I'm going to have a hard time fitting it all in After filming wrapped Robin headed back home to San Francisco and over the next few weeks he bounced between SF and Tiburon to visit with his father who was sick with cancer. You're rob opened up to his son and his final days like never before about the youthful aspirations. He let go of the collapse of his first marriage and the regret he felt for not spending as much time with Robin and Laurie he had seen Robin starts to come into success. Certainly had seen the success of Morgan Mindy in and some of the other early roles in comedy and so he knew that things were starting to happen for Robin that he had achieved quite a lot in that and that he could finally talk to Robin especially in you know those last weeks of his life in the last days to say like you know. I am proud of what you've accomplished and I do see that you've become your own man and Robin could be honest with him and say my marriage to Valerie's really kind of over and and I you know I. I don't want to disguise that from you. And that finally the these two men can be open and relate to each other in a way that they never could before and at least before. It's too late before Robin doesn't have that chance. Dance with him and ever again. Rob Died on October. Eighteenth nineteen eighty seven. It was now up to Robin to realize his full potential. He put a lot of personal pressure on good morning. Vietnam but post production for the film was proving challenging. I asked Barry Levinson about these issues. Good morning releases. Who says about ten years from the war itself and there's apprehension around is this content going to be something that people wanna be watching right now? How is it too soon? So can you describe the tensions we were supposed to come out at around. Christmastime and then The Disney people got real nervous. And thought you know may not be good so then then a delayed the film and then there was that period that moment of like. I don't know we're GONNA come Out or what and that sort of hung over anything by chance on the Friday night that it open we were. I was riding with my wife down sunset and the CINERAMA dome. He says. Let's pull over you know. Let me let me see how many people there was near eight o'clock. I think we should. I show A purse evening show. And there's like eight people in line and I went. Oh God this is like a disaster. You know eight to ten people were in line you know and so oh My wife Diana so we'll let me go in so she goes in and comes back like ten minutes later and she said It sold out and the ten o'clock is sold out and I said well the new who were the like the ten people line says they're lining up for the midnight show and and that was a moment like Oh. Maybe we're maybe we're going to be all right. The reviews for Good Morning. Vietnam were glowing especially towards Robin. Then who would end up winning a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture for his performance. You've unsecured one of the highest honors in his career. So far an Oscar scurr nomination he was in contention with heavyweights like Jack. Nicholson and Michael Douglas. He established himself as a major force. In in the film World Robbins returned to the public interest. Opened them up to more scrutiny. To though over the course of Good Morning Vietnam he and Marsha had become romantically clean involved in the same week has Oscar nomination. People magazine published damaging article titled A- Comics Crisis of heart. These there's the whole story of the People magazine article which really basically it was trying to tell people that like. Somehow Marcia had come between Robin Valerie and that really was not the case but it because that was really the first way that a lot of people got introduced to Marcia and even had any sense that his marriage to Valerie's over that perception became impossible possible for them to ever shake or to undo in people's minds on April. First Robin and Valerie publicly announced their split but the damage was done. And then on April. Eleventh Robin lost out to Michael. Douglas for the Oscar so robin and Marsha stepped back from La for a bit to spend time in New York where Robyn Robin was working on stage. Play of waiting for Godot. With Steve Martin Iraq Robin loved preparing for the play he was intellectually stimulated and allowed to improvise improvise off the script in small doses. But when the show opened some critics were offended by Robbins ad libs in sex short but painful weeks the play wrapped then another. Pr Nightmare came back to haunt robin in the form of his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter for a while He and his representatives in his lawyers that had a certain amount of success keeping the legal matter contained within the courts or secret or just Not Public and then then they couldn't couldn't anymore and then Sarah Change of venue it all kind of spilled out. Michelle had originally filed the case Moderna California by in a tricky maneuver maneuver. Her Legal Counsel moved case to the San Francisco Superior Court where it was discovered by news media and all of its messy details went public. Whatever happened between Robin and Garter certainly did not look.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

10:07 min | 11 months ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"This is knowing Robin Williams mcmellon podcasts. I'm your host Christie Esty West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin and Valerie giving birth to their son Zach. Robin Valerie's relationship is on the rocks. And after the death of his friend John Belushi Robbins trying to turn turn over a new leaf. Valerie hires a nanny. Marsha garces to help add some stability to their lives and robin also cuts back on drinking and puts an end to his affairs with other women but this reform robin has his limits. He's basically still very dedicated as a father. Zach but the marriage to To Valerie he's still basically falling apart that he's having a for sure like you know pretty one one pretty major affair on the side. Robin had ben on his best behavior for two years. The couple had earlier. Buy a home in Napa Valley to remove themselves from Los Angeles and all of its temptations but Robin couldn't permanently withdraw himself from that scene in nineteen eighty four at the Improv in Los Angeles he meets Michelle Tisch Carter. She was a twenty one year old. Cocktail waitress yes and they begin a casual fling. We have lust lust permits are sore. Sometimes men were so driven by his lust. The wave of violence FECTA comes along with it. If we can fuck it. We'll kill it. He struggled with being faithful to Valerie in staying sober. But at the same time he was also a loving father and generous and socially conscious individual his philanthropy and his left leaning politics would soon be on display. Comic relief was to some extent a kind of ad hoc doc thing already existed in Britain and now they wanted to do it in the. US and HBO was still kind of a new thing in people's homes MS and so that was a way for HBO not only to do something For a good cause and help raise money for homelessness which was You know people were really becoming much more aware of in the United States but also away for the cable channel to kind of Flex its muscle a little bit and show look how many comedy talent we can bring together all under one roof as HBO looked for hosts Robin and fellow comedian. Billy Crystal were natural fits. They shared the same manager and both had specials on the network. But there was still a missing piece Hbo Certainly understood that they needed some diversity on the bill. It couldn't just just be these two white dude's riffing all night. And that's where Whoopi came into the picture. That's what be Goldberg. But she's kind of learning and figuring billy out and Dan Robin out in the course of hosting this live special. That's going to go on for three or four hours will be Goldberg was a rising star. Who'd been legitimized with her most recent performance for the color purple but she was a wild card? No one really knew what the chemistry between the three of them would be like on stage ultimately the decision to make her a co host paid off by the end of the special viewers had donated nearly two point. Five million dollars and comic relief became an annual tradition for. HBO BE OUT. Who It establishes Robin and Billy and Whoopi first of all? Is this kind of triumvirate at anytime. The two of them were together. You're kind of expecting to the third. They have this kind of mostly easy. Give and take if you look closely at the routines. Usually somebody is the odd person out in a in a given riff riff. But for the most part they played together really well and they become thought of as kind of the the ambassadors of Improv comedy for America. The old growing hair on my show yesterday I pissed By now Robin has been in Hollywood for about a decade. He's gaining more perspective about showbusiness and can see the past era which which. He called. Just a madhouse for what it was drinking had made him bloated overweight and drugs that slowed him down call. Nine one one key became more open about his cocaine use. Something that he'd previously denied aid. He called it one of the most selfish drugs in the world. The world is as big as your nostril. As he embarked on a new chapter he ended his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter but but it was a messy split. This was somebody who was not ready to just kind of walk away from things and Carter eventually filed a suit against Robin and the terms of it kind of changed that initially. She had said that rob had gotten her pregnant and she was trying to seek Kind of child support from him and when he wouldn't do that for her then. She said that he had given her herpes. And so the circumstances were extremely embarrassing to Robin just given that he was trying to sort of maintain as a handle on his own public image. And this was. He's not in line with that for Valerie. This affair was harder to handle then robbins past transgressions because now there was a child as their marriage. Imploded Robin began going to therapy to come to terms. With the end of his marriage. It was in nineteen eighty six against this emotional backdrop that Robin Alban performed his comedy. Special live at the met live at the met ends up being much more personal show for him in the sense that he is a lot more honest about he's sobriety and he struggles with drugs and alcohol here. I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up noon Newton on my car my keys and my the thing that he is wonderfully honest about and really speaking from the heart about is the experience of being Zack's father and the imitate everything you do. I was driving in traffic. Someone cut me off. I went from a high municipal rockets and it becomes part of Zack's vocabulary too long. You follow me around the house going. It can kind of figure out the world together over the course of this comedy tour Robin also. Oh find support and a sympathetic ear from Marcia Garcia's if you recall. She was initially hired on as Zack's nanny. She steadily began helping Robin to organize his own life and was soon promoted to assistant. Marsha never came between Robin and Valerie. During their marriage he was not a home wrecker in any sense. There was no kind of attraction or any kind of Edo hanky-panky or anything like that. Between her and Robin. It was not until Robbins. Women's marriage to Valerie had really fallen apart and they had separated that Robin and Marsha started to see each other in different late. And when Robin starts doing the work for his live at the mat routine for example That's when they start to become a leading a little bit more aware of each other a little more open to each other. Marshall was often the last person robin saw before going on stage and it became a tradition for her to give Robin a hug. And tell him he could do it and that she loved Him Tamasha. It seemed like a small jester but it was transformative for Robin. He'd later recall. Marsha used I used to tell me I was a good person and finally I believed it soon. The film industry would believe it too when we come back from the Break Robin decides to put his career in the hands of one film director. Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and Talk Space Online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs you with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences references. 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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"That news while Robin is sleeping. That news is basically making its way. All throughout Hollywood and the entertainment industry and Robin goes to work at Morgan mini the next day and the producers have found out that Belushi is. Did they know that when Robin learns this. It's going to devastate him. And so they try to find somebody who can can break it to him as gently as possible with task fell to Pam d'abord. When she spoke with Robin she also gave him some tough love? She told him straight up. Robin Robin if that ever happens to you I will find you and I will kill you. I the fact that Robin is one of the last people to see John Belushi ally. Hi of that immediately. Implicates him in this larger party scene so he can't disguise that element of himself anymore. That sort of innocence of more that annoyingness. That's lost forever Robin cooperated in a grand jury inquiry into believe she's stuff and all of that not bad press made it impossible for Robin to promote Morgan. Mindy not that he really minded that by. Then the show had plummeted to forty ninth in the ratings so. ABC pulled it from on their schedule for the month of March. Come may the final episode aired Morgan Mindy was to be replaced by happy days. Spin off called joanie loves Chachi. It wasn't just that he losing this thing. That of course paid him a lot of money and it helped make him popular and gave him a place to work every week but he really had a kind of second family at the show and he had pam and he had his directors and the writers there and he you know he had a certain amount of familiarity already in a just a base of operations and now he's kind of cast adrift with his breakout role. Now behind him. Robin was able to refocus on other parts of his is life that he'd severely neglected number one on his list was his relationship with Valerie. The couple had been put through the ringer but both were ready to move on in a big way. The decision vision to have a child was an active one on their part. There was some recognition between the two of them that their marriage was really in kind of dire straits. Certainly there was an awareness of Robin's infidelity and his misbehavior and his drug and alcohol abuse. And that was really Straining training things quite a bit and the opportunity at least the had once It was over and that Robin is focusing more on his film career. This is a chance to right the ship on April eleventh. Nineteen eighty-three Valerie. Give birth to a boy she and Robin named Zachary or Zach for short and Robin took wholeheartedly to fatherhood and they handed me my fund. They held him up anyone. My God he's like a bear. That's the umbilical cord Mr Williams. It was really this kind of beatific experience for him that he loved Zach immediately absolutely and would go on to tell stories about how you know the moment that he hold sack up for the first time and the baby piece on him remade contact wjr father's son son father. He looked me right in the eye..

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Is Morgan Mindy moved into. Its third season network. Tried to revive it by writing and none other than Robbins Robbins Childhood Idol Jonathan winters better known as Johnny he was cast as Mirth McConnell the son of Morgan Mindy but at this point in his life. Johnny wasn't doing so well. He was an extremely wounded person. He was a former marine. He had been treated for bipolar. He had been institutionalized is twice in his life and he was certainly cognizant of all this and so in one sense the riffing and the improvisation and the ad living was his way of keeping all that at bay and not having to necessarily confront it or immerse himself in it but also I think everybody around him everybody nobody who worked on the show with winters and that certainly included Robin gave him a little bit of breathing. Room gave him the opportunity to kind of make mistakes or flood but line and they would all dive in and try to rescue him and if he said something wrong they would just sort of take the scene in that direction and ninety knowledge that there was a Steak I mean they all respected and admired him so much yet. Jim told me how he'd swum by for a visit during mark and mindy spinal season and and he had a pretty strange encounter with Johnny. They introduced me to Johnny. I'm talking to Jonathan winners. You heard and John's doing it Her curb your here is tough. Tough afternoon with these sailors in ongoing like okay and I'm playing along and the stage manager comes goes. Jim could chew help. Get Johnny on the stage. Were waiting to shoot his. See so I so I turned to johnny and I said Captain I think the men are about to mutiny. Luke needs are your presence is required on the poop deck or something you know yes hi gorse and he starts. We improvised our way unto to the set it was the weirdest thing Janis presence. Lifted Robbins spirits though D also attracted comedian. John Belushi to the pretty regularly Belushi had been hanging around at paramount because he was trying to figure out what the next phase of his own career was going to be. He ahead met and hung out with Robin through Saturday night. Live and blue. She was also a huge admirers of Jonathan winters. So he was coming to the Morgan Mindy set just to hang Out and basically watch winter's work and watch him do his thing and he just got off on it but Robin also knew that he'd be visiting and it was an opportunity for them. Am to also hang out in their extracurricular time and it was certainly no secret. That Belushi was also a very bad drug abuser and that they even had had sort of drug using friends and dealers and comment on one night. Belushi is hanging out in his bungalow at the Chateau Marmot and Robin has been on his usual trajectory. He'd finished it Morgan. Mindy gone out and done a couple of pop in MM sets up the clubs and his partying and basically the message gets backed him. Belushi wants to see you in his bungalow and Robin goes there and finds a very very kind of CD seeing there. That Belushi is already pretty far. Gone on something or some things and there's other people hanging around that are making I'm robin uncomfortable. Robin left soon. After seeing how groggy Belushi was when he got back home he told Valerie about the strange meet up and noted one woman who who looked especially tough and scary cathy. Evelyn Smith a former backup. Rock singer will plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and three lesser charges in the drug overdose. Death of comedian John Belushi prosecutor said. Ms Smith would injure the please on Wednesday at a scheduled court appearance in Los Angeles. Louis Belushi was found dead in March nineteen eighty two from an overdose.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Reaching reaching new heights in his career. In renegotiation for Morgan Mindy. ABC agreed to pay him double or thirty thousand per episode. But despite this financial success when Morgan Mindy came back for its second season in September of Nineteen seventy-nine the network decided to make a number of changes that would affect the the show's popularity. The problem was that almost as soon as work and Mindy became successful. ABC started to tinker with it and they moved moved its time slot to a much more competitive night. Tried to put it up against Archie bunkers place got clobbered in the ratings. They tried to make changes in the cast and take away way supporting characters who were also a little more innocence who also complimented more naievety and put him around people who were more were adult and knowing and certainly in some of the later episodes it becomes a much more gratuitous in terms of sexual content and double entendre hundreds and women in skimpy outfits and becoming what was called Jiggle show in that era. Yeah yeah well Morgan. Minis unease decline in Popeye's box office flop. Were cause for concern. These issues were minimized by an unspeakable tragedy. The man who shot John Lennon walked up to the musician as he was leaving his limousine. According to witnesses he said Mr Lennon and then fired at him point blank at least five times the the senseless murder of one of the most unifying and beloved musicians. Put Robin on edge. I think it was a very understandable reaction that any celebrity liberty of any stature might have to Lennon's death when you see somebody who is that famous get gunned down in cold blood. Of course it makes. Yes you fear for your own health and safety and Robin had good reason to be concerned that same winter as he was getting off the stage at the comedy comedy story he was approached by an audience member the menacing figure said to him. Hey Man I know where you live because I've seen you coming out of. They're so now even in the comedy clubs which have been a safe space for Robin. He's finding he needs to start being more careful. Jim recalled the precautions precautions. Robin began to take to ward off potential threats. He had to be driven places and the ad to change his phone number all the time and he had to be more and more private. Because you would get you would get hounded as Robin tried to come to terms with the scare air he paid tribute to John. Lennon's untimely death by using the show to help process his emotions. More could give this kind of monologue to Orson who is his handler. Back on the planet ORC and basically tell him what he had learned that week and there was an episode that aired writer on that time where the more character literally meets Robin Williams and Robin played both of those roles this week. Sadler what it's like to be famous on Lutts good and the whole closing monologue is more trying to explain to Orson that fame has a cost and celebrity carries this real burden and Orson literally says Damn Mark. I don't believe you famous own reward. When you're a celebrity? Everybody wants a piece unless you can say no. We no pieces left for for yourself more rattles off this whole list of American celebrities who died extremely young. In the last person that he says is John on Land Janice Joplin Jimi Hendrix. Lenny Bruce Freddie prints.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"In its first season. Morgan Mindy was widely watched highly enjoyed. And that was thanks in no small part to Robin. Who is now a fixture of Hollywood's elite? He continued to prove himself through his stand up to live at the roxy was one of the very first cable specials that Robin appeared in and it was totally built around him. It was really important for him to kind of draw. A distinction between who the more from ORC character was and and who he was. I have to explain one during the mark because this is why I perform here to do something different that as a stand up. He did things that were much more adult much more sophisticated Much more sexualize. At times things that work would never do on the show and that was okay That he could say this is my act. This is my TV the character and we're not the same person near the end of the special. Robin did a character. A bit of himself as an old man. Forty years in the future from me to you. You've got to be crazy not I'm talking about four Goose Bozo because what is reality and he saying what's going to happen to me when I reached that age. What is life going to be like for me? What happens if my career starts to collapse? If the wheels come off if my fans start to abandon me what's going to happen to me if my mind mind and my body start to deteriorate what if I can't operate at the speed and the pace that I am known for and the thing about Robin is he loved the Hustle. He loved to work and he kept a grueling schedule. Between MORK and Mindy to stand up appearances but it was all all of his own choice. Eventually managers decided to bring in a helping hand. I live right near the Improv in West Hollywood that's been at tremor he's best known for writing ever-popular Early Ninety s Sitcom saved by the bell. He also helped robin write new material but before he knew robin as a trusted colleague and friend he I stumbled the upon him performing at the Improv took about thirty seconds to realize this guy is just unique. He exploded on the stage. Just as this burst of energy he would do one character after another and completely changed. It's transformed from one character to another like morphing in split-second can completely different body language. Different voices different facial expressions now. I want to Preface Bennett Story of meeting Robin by saying that it really shows how small the industry is and how much the whole I know a guy who knows guy plays a role blurry president read a script of mine on the my agent submitted committed to him calm. Horseradish was a story of data out producer who discovers the lost tribe of Israel but doesn't realize it and it was funny. Larry loved it. He tell her agent this historical but it makes the Talmud the book of Jewish wisdom and makes it the Goyeneche thousands really finding so got me a meeting with with Charlie Joffe and Hollywood Charlie Joffe president. I said you know your new clients. They knew Robin Williams insider them and love to write something for him and they said Great. You know we're all for sort comeback with ideas we'll get going then. It also happened to be friends with Ken Lerner. Who was a buddy of Robin and Valerie's and the two went to see Robyn performed for Bennett thirtieth birthday so I went to see them and can introduce me and I told Robin that his managers like my script and he's very particular that was our talk and he said look good love to read the script? Drop it by my apartment sometime. He stopped by Robin's place in West. Hollywood a few nights later these outrageous colorful shirts to the always wears and he introduced me. I remember the first introduced me to Perritt whose his name was. Truman capote and the parrot had been taught to say parents can't talk. The two began working together on Robin's first comedy the album reality. What a concept Robbins Act? That time was great as nightclub act but yeah so visual to see the facial expressions Russians the body language I was hired to create more verbal material. Robin began to see Bennett as an antidote to Hollywood he. I was hearing a lot of you know you're going to be bigger going to be great. You're going to be the next big star and I think I was sort of a safe refuge for him. I was a little skeptical. Skeptical of the whole Hollywood deal. You'll be great and you're the greatest I mean. His case it was true fame created smokescreens. That made it difficult for Robin to judge his work. I'd say he knew he was funny. But like all really talented people. He worries about how funny he is. And Jesus people love me so much a really worthy of Robin relied on Bennett. As a sort of litmus test or has work and saw his opinion on a project managers really wanted him to do a movie musical version of Popeye with Robin playing iconic cartoon sailor it would be Robbins first leading role in film. Would've gave me the script of Popeye. He said what do you think. Honestly I said honestly it'd be honest and I said well I hope you talking like Popeye is enough to make this movie work work. Because there's no story here ultimately though Robin decided to do the film the film again would I am despite tender. Performance has garbled voice in the films highly stylized feel left audiences confused and and. He'll never come to me with in. The poor reception. Weighed heavily on Robin. who was also getting a better taste of the film industry? He and Bennett tried to pitch their own film. We have the idea that Robin would play. Six characters. Sextuplets separated at birth unaware of each other's existence so we pitched it to Robbins Robbins managers and we were all excited and they said it sounded contrived so it's back to the drawing board next be thought of There's a lot of protests going on in the Soviet Union and people trying to get out so we thought Robert implying a Polish dissident his managers. You know. That's that's sort of politics and The Soviet Union dissidents and we. We don't have this. Is Robert Political movie. So let's see next. She came up the idea of robbing a boy who turns thirty but we pitch that rapids managers and they said Robin these personal blows. He tied his identity to his work and felt only as good as his. Most recent accomplishment be kept getting projections and that's all part of it. I'm a writer you you've got to pitch a million things to go somewhere. But for Robin he didn't didn't totally lose interest but it was like Jesus shooting on everything we come up with. I could be just as he felt. He got the win that he needed reality. What a concept? The comedy album he'd worked on with Bennett was released and it became an instant hit. Billboard placed it on their top ten list and Time magazine gave gave Robin a cover Bennett. Congratulated Robbins publicist. Still end lower on the win so I said to his style guide you arrange. This is great. Isn't it and she said about that. Happy be about. It's a really. It's a real cool isn't it. And she said don't you realize they build him up just so they can tear them down the almost need someone that big to to say. He's not really what people think he has. His team is why for fighting. He's having affairs with a drug addict and is still saw. Ah that whole star making machine and even though she was helping to create it she could see a young twenty six year old guy. And you're going to get after him later. Hollywood is a fickle lover. Though and while Robin has seen the pendulum sway a little. His career was about to swing into force force. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back next week. We're taking a moment to sit down and listen to some classic Robin stand up and Improv with a special guest author I got I got everything I got. Every part of your robin the nicest sweetest guy to being again complementary to to try to force thanks to Dave. It's cough checkout his book. Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you like to listen. Robin had an impact act on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening C._U. Next week..

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Welcome back to knowing Robin Williams. I'm your house I Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin getting cut from Juilliard. And heading back to San Francisco in the winter of nineteen seventy six and he comes back to the city at a sort of golden era for its comedy scene gene right Dave Well San Francisco at that time was really undergoing a kind of comedy renaissance or or a revolution. San Francisco used to be the kind of city he where very straightforward and buttoned-down comedy routines were put on these were men wearing suits and ties and telling narratives lives and delivering one liners in what were formerly comedy clubs. Now you're finding in San Francisco. That comedy is something that can basically be performed warmed anywhere any setup that has four walls and a door is starting to put on comedy shows and so the very first place that Robin ends up performing in a church basement or the basement of a kind of progressive interfaith groups and so that's A launching pad bad for him and then I'll within a few months he becomes irregular. A At a San Francisco Club called the Holy City Zoo. It's a very small club. It's one that quickly developed a reputation for pudding on The kind of four most San Francisco Comedians. The wildest ones the most surprising ones that the dirtiest ones. It's a place where a lot of people go to drink and do drugs. Also and that is part of its mystique and part of it's charmer armor electricity at the time. That all these things are kind of Co Mingling and that is The crowd and the scene that that Robin I really gets absorbed into two. And that's where Robin Meets Valery Velocity. He sometimes bartended at the Holy City Zoo and one night as he was working Valerie caught his eye. She was a dance instructor at the time as well as a masters student and cocktail waitress and the two just hit it off when she comes to the bar he doesn't present himself as has the usual robin than he starts talking to her in a French accent and cheese completely taken in by this and the whole night. He's talking to her as as if he is You know a French man in America and the go out for a nighttime drive and she eventually dropped him off at his parents house and and it's only later that she comes to realize that the man that she was hanging out with that whole night was American and I. It's it's very charming thing and romantic but is also very indicative of how Robin is around people and certainly around people that he doesn't totally know yetter etter doesn't maybe feel completely comfortable with yet that he puts up a little bit of a distance or kind of a mask on himself of a persona to protect himself from this person until he feels like I can totally trust you with who I am It's much easier for me to play this character and you can make your judgments about the character because if you were to really reject me I who I would be so deeply wounded that I couldn't take it and Robin still pretty a young around. This time. He's twenty five years old he's been going around. San Francisco's comedy clubs performing with cowboy boots and unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt his hairy chest and just lots lots of sweat. And he's starting to make a name for himself. Meanwhile his relationship with Valerie is ramping up and the two decide to go to Los Angeles to jump start his career. It's really astonishing. How fast everything happens for Robin once he moved to La certainly by the standards of that era era and even by the standards of today that right away because he has a little bit of a track record from San Francisco? He's able to get great. Gigs in the major clubs in Los Angeles.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Certainly the biggest culture shock that Robin experienced in that era of his life was moving from Michigan Moving from Bloomfield hills where it was Very buttoned-down and small c conservative and traditional then moving out to Moran which is just north of San Francisco in nineteen sixty nine the tail end of the summer of love and suddenly ending up in this community where everything feels Very open and a little bit Bohemian. And really quite unlike anything he'd experienced to that point it seems like Robin took to the West Coast lifestyle pretty easily so come fall. He begins his freshman year at Claremont. Men's college and from what I know Clermont kind of buttoned up which makes me wonder how Robin would've fit into this environment. The kinds of students who were going to Clermont certainly in Nat era were young men who were expected to kind of pursue traditional white collar careers and Robin himself he. He didn't quite eight no what he wanted to be your why he was going there but he kind of imagined maybe he would end up a diplomat or something like that and certainly there that was done to to please his father or to fulfil a desire that his father had and that he would get bankrolled At least in terms of his tuition wall wall he went there but it became pretty clear very quickly that that was not necessarily where Robbins future resided. Robin took a theater. Your classes scripts and by the first session. He was hooked. He and eighteen classmates formed an Improv. Group called Karma Pie and they met twice a week to perform these free shows and he became quite notorious on campus for his motormouth charm. Which helped him get more than just friends? Even though he he does come from a family that has money he is often. You know. Broken penniless just has nothing in his pockets and his constantly constantly scrounging and borrowing from other people and living off of They're good they're good kindness and some of it is this sort of Bohemian spirit of that era and the trust that people had that they could just get by on each other and the kinds of people that robin happened to surround himself with. I think it also comes from his own principle of wanting to be independent from his parents and certainly from his father not feeling like he had did depend on them or on their money and if that left him flat broke at times then then so be it but at least he felt like he had the the dignity or the independence dependence that he was in borrowing from them between Karma Pie and theater Robin began failing his other classes for his final macro econ paper he simply ro. I really don't know Sir. And finally rob had had enough and withdrew robin from Clermont. When he heard about his son's plans to pursue acting he had one piece of advice for Robin? My father up there the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor he said wonderful. Just have a backup a profession like welding. Robin actually attended a few welding courses at a trade school but that didn't go far so he ends up enrolling in College College of Marin and this was a public community college which I think is great but I did Robin at all. Feel like this was a step down. I think that I think at the College of Marin was chosen for obvious reasons that Robin could continue to pursue his academics but also because it had a very strong theatre program particularly for or a kind of community college it was a two year program. That Robin spent three years in and not because he was a bad student but because he was really into the theater and really really excelled at it. You can read early reviews of Robin that are written by the local newspaper is in Marin County. That are giving him great notices and praising him for the talent that he was already exhibiting Robin was taught by James Dunn a San Rafael Native and a Marine Corps veteran who served as a drill instructor in the Korean War and Dave. There's a theme that you point out. That's very telling about Robin's relationship with authority the and with his father. Yeah Robin as much as he. Kind of recoiled at in order and structure. He also responded responded to that he thrived and those kinds of structured environments. He knew how to work within them and also how to get around them. And how how do you go outside the boundaries and then you know give you a wink and a smile and you could almost forgive him for it within the confines of duns program Robin and really pushed his craft and sometimes that came at the detriment of his peers. The more I learned about Robin the more I've seen this theme of him just stealing stealing the stage. It makes me wonder Robin knew that he was doing this at all. It's hard to know. I don't know how much robin himself was aware of this Robinson to like kind of training the spotlight on himself a little bit or just breaking the rules of Improv Games and exercise which were supposed to be a little bit more shared and a little bit more communal where he would just kind of go off on his own tangents and maybe that had less to do with Ego or wanting attention then he was just somebody who even even in a kind of free environment if free setting like that it would not allow himself to be constrained by any kind of order that whatever the rules were he always had to push those boundaries a little bit further pretty soon though Robbins. Talent outgrew the College of Marin and done had a second step in mind John Houseman. The Department head of Juilliard Drama School at the time so he managed to get Robin auditioned. My impression walls. He was a bit laid-back. California bill that's Elizabeth Smith she was instill is a voice teacher at Juilliard. And she got to watch Robin's audition his speech Wilson to good his diction Shen was a bit sloppy. But here's the but none of that mattered. Because he was obviously very very talented very lively very intelligent and full of quirks. He was eccentric interesting. Interesting Robin showed promise. I mean obviously. We took him without any hesitation. Robin was accepted into juilliard on a full ride scholarship so he was finally able to pursue acting without any financial help from his father. When we get back from the break robin insights off for New York City?.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"Robin began holding a cassette recorder up to the TV to capture. These stand up routines on tape. He'd he'd listen to the sets over and over again until he could perfectly imitate them into Robin's mind became his place to escape from his parents in a way to some degree. When Robin was born he became for them? A kind of chance at do over that this is their opportunity to you. Get it right. Robin Lawrie both had sons from their previous marriages and so each of them. I think really sort of imprinted their principal characteristics onto him and so from his father. Robin got that kind of sense of you know stand up straight with An erect spine and always speak in kind of even proper tone. If you listen to Robbins natural speaking voice that is kind of how he spoke. It's almost just a little bit British a little bit Scottish. It doesn't necessarily sound like Laid back American robins half brothers Todd and maclaurin Florin didn't come into his life until he was around ten when Robin was finally introduced to todd. Todd with Rob Son. Todd was being accent to a different school near to where Robin and his parents lived. And then just discovering oh I have this older half brother who is Sir a kind of a bad acid and the guy who likes shows up and your bedroom in the middle of the night and wants to rob your piggy-bank for beer the money and that definitely made an impression on Robin Robin looked up to todd as the cool older brother but he also shared a kinship with his half brother on his mother's side. maclaurin was A little bit bookish Very sensible very thoughtful very will read Ed and in a way that was also reflective of rob and that was definitely a streak that he possessed as well and he definitely responded to WHO and bonded with each of the half brothers that he had with todd off at college in Mclaren living with his grandparents though Robin only got to see the two family vacations in school breaks and holidays so he still felt very much on his own in Dave. I get the sense that Robin was never able to completely shake off. Thank feeling of otherness Robin. I think one of the telling stories about Robin is the fact that even into his adulthood and interviews that he would give it about himself he would sometimes described himself as an only child even though certainly within his family and in possibly the wider world it was known that he had had half brothers that he had lived with different times in his life. But I think it also reflects how he thought about himself and what his childhood felt like to him that even even though he did have half brothers he did have parents. He did have friends in all the schools that he attended but to himself he felt alone along the time and that becomes I think a very potent and persistent feeling for him throughout his life. So far Robin Robin has attended six schools in just eight years because of his father's job in this most recent relocation he went to the Detroit Country Day school where he thrived on the rigor he even even began carrying a briefcase to school. He had good grades and was a member of the soccer and the wrestling team. He also joined student council and was voted class president for the upcoming coming senior year. But just as Robin found his footing his father's career uprooted him once more and in the summer of nineteen sixty nine. The Williams family packed up their life yet yet again and set off for a cross country.

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"It's the mid sixties and Bloomfield. A wealthy suburb of Detroit Michigan Eh on a thirty Acre plot of land. It's an estate grand enough for its own name Stony Croft. There's a gate house Barnes and space for dozens of cars the the centerpiece a sprawling forty room manner that sets mostly empty but up in the attic boylans up his large and growing collection of toys. Soldiers he gives each piece of personality and a voice. He doesn't know how famous he'll be for this immagination one day right now. All all young Robin Williams is focusing. Is Getting his troops ready for battle. Stony Croft is a mansion. Really there was an estate that Robin lived on in his early teenage years. And it kind of typifies. The upbringing that that he had that he came from a family of wealth of means and privilege. His Father Rob was a former war. Hero turned auto executive for four. He was plainspoken mid Westerner and kind of the perfect foil to Robin's mother Laurie now she was alive wire she was this. Free spirited southern Belle who went by Punky amongst friends while rob was cold. Laurie adored Robin and gave him lots of affirmation Asian. Both parents made a deep impression on him but also from his perspective. We're not always easily accessible. Were not always available to him. His Dad traveled quite a bit for his work and his mother when she wasn't busy with her own social activities ladies often accompanied the father on some of these trips or was away for other reasons. So Robin spent a lot of time in his youth in these kind of Save big houses and mansions like Stony Croft largely to himself but was lacking The people that he most wanted wanted at times and so he certainly used that free time and space to kind of train his imagination and to in a way create a world for himself and to create companions when real life flesh and blood. Friends were not accessible. Oh to him robin connected with his mother through her humor. The moment you hear her things start to make sense about Robin. She liked to take a rubber the band and cut it in the middle and then kind of wadded up into her nose and then pretend to sneeze and she would have this long string of rubber band just dangling out out of her nostril wonderful psychic. We can't do here. What she cuts a rubber band in half and goes my father the boy this is her sense of humor and she unquestioningly passed that down to rob very? I did for years and I think this noise at dinner he saw this is what makes my mom laugh. And one way I can unreach- her and connect with her is to make her laugh and so he internalized that and kind of adopted that sensibility. Laurie had a collection of sully poem. Home she liked to recite to Robin one of his favorites went. I love you and blue. I love you and read but most of all I love you and blue and these were simple simple jokes. That kind of showed lorries humor but a laugh from rob was harder to come by except for on rare occasions when he and Robin sat down to watch Jonathan winters he was big time comedian. Who often performed on the tonight show with Jack Parr? If Jonathan winters was ever accused of anything he's got the the perfect alibi. He was someone else at the time when I first saw before the show he was still trying to decide whether to be a drunken eskimo. The Queen the Vikings or a doorknob. I'd rather he came out simply as himself to begin with. Because Johnny Winter's he cannot be imitated. The Wild Wild Man my friend Jonathan winners that I think was massively influential on Robin on the one hand getting to see Performer Lake Jonathan winters. who was largely improvisation Tori and ad-libbing and seen where that his father responded to those performances performances? Thank you thank you very much. You ever undressed in front of a dog..

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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

Knowing: Robin Williams

02:35 min | 1 year ago

"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams

"McMillan podcasts. This is knowing Robin Williams. I'm your host Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a cultural reporter at the New York Times. And I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin over the next two months. We're going to take you through the making of Robin Williams. We'll speak with those. Who knew him best? It was very very bright right and a mind like mercury ran everywhere. Love you I love you for the man that you are an incredible credible men more than just one night. A man who can make you realize which I think Jim Perform home. Stand up comedy. That was like that would be like capturing wild album and an in having they're acting running around the jungle you know. That's just what he did. You've got to be crazy. Not I'm talking about full groups. Boulder Oto reality. Robin always has a certain insecurity about him so he so he was always wondered. Did that work does that work. You know because you're not getting laughs. Nobody can just be. Laughing will also dispel the myth behind Ryan Robbins Steph. And that's right an answer questions. Like how did his comedic mind operate. And what was his relationship with fame. You know I think the charm of Robin was that he made. Everyone feel like his best friend. When I heard about his death I was just finishing up a family trip to Yosemite National Park and there was no signal no atv so when we finally got back online and saw the news it was surreal? I had such a visceral reaction and remember how strange it all seemed. At the time time I mean to me. He was misses out. Fire the genie. Good Morning Vietnam. I covered Robin often for the New York Times and even spent time with him for a profile. All that I wrote about him on what would end up. Being his last comedy tour I saw him in public situations and in private moments and even wrote what would end up being his obituary and I think it was so easy for people to label him as a depressed comic immediately after his death But Dave that wasn't quite the case. Correct it's been five years since Robbins passing and a lot of light has been shed on the circumstances that led to this tragic and that offers some clarity at the very least and in order to understand how we got here. We have to start at the very beginning..

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