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"speakeasy" Discussed on Front End Happy Hour
"I could have done all these things well, and hopefully on the next time you rape, but it's okay. If you just start off public speaking, you will give a terrible presentation. It will happen. It's all right, but a more advanced is. Some of the worst talks I've seen have been an excellent delivery. But the content was shallow, and it was just full of platitudes which are things that sound very wise, but they don't really mean anything like look both ways before you cross the street and like. I like points made like you're a thought leader, but. You're not really anything. Honestly, those are for more advanced speaking. That's some of the most difficult presentations that I have to deal with when you're watching because you're like. This person doesn't actually know what they're talking about. They're just really good at selling you something, but there's no content there, and that's another danger. That I would be wary of once you start speaking of it more. It's like it's really easy to do those types of talks where there's no meat. there. Yeah maybe doing too far into like thinking about how to do presentation price sixth he's. A good point that you should test your content on other people, because if you ask people who you trust and are going to be honest with you. They'll say like okay. What's the point like what's the? I don't know if you remember. We had this document that we. Use when I coached speakers, it's called the focused questions and it's like okay. Why should your audience care What's something that will make your audience say? Oh I never thought of it that way. What's your insight? What's something fresh? Something new so I think you're always thinking about what's. Once you get more advanced again like start off. It's okay, but as you get more advanced, you always want to be thinking about adding a new element approaching your topic in a way that others haven't perhaps, and that's really what's GonNa. Make people go. That was really interesting. Do you brought up the template that you mentioned and I still use that all the time like I have? It is the one that you gave us in. Yeah, absolutely do it sometimes. I'll use it sometimes for work presentations, but absolutely conference presentations cheers. It's using my go-to. My first thing that I do is start. There I have an idea it helps me flush out like what's what's the takeaway? What's the most important thing who's the audience? Those those core questions in outline is super helpful, invaluable addition to that, too like I I like the template, but something you said an to about practicing your content with people and I like to. Until newer speaker sometimes is that it really takes a village like a good talk is not is not born in vacuum and I experienced that netflix slide. Giving practice runs with Jabeen. Ryan and they always give valuable feedback because they sort of like help. Tease out the. The main points they also can give feedback on your delivery and the story arc of the narrative of the talk like really evolves over time like especially with you know other people who are watching these practice sessions in. It's really invaluable to get like that fresh perspective on your content, because sometimes you can be so in the weeds and focused on the content, the individual slides and someone's like wait. What's going on the higher level? What's the story really about and so like one of the biggest things that stuck with me, too is just like fine people to practice in front of and do a lot of practice. Do it all the time. On it honest people auto friends without his feedback. You don't want. Yes, yes, people! They're like that was good. That was good. Just that's cool. That's not helpful at all. When you're trying to rehearse presentation you want. People aren't gonNA. Be overly harsh, but will be honest with you, which why usually practice with Ryan embarrassed because I know they'll tell me if it doesn't make sense, Hey Jab! Do you remember the AB testing presentation? With you, what did you tell? What did you tell me for feedback? Did I tell you? I think you just said it was awful like it. It was basically brutally on. That was terrible. I mean it was good though it was really helpful like we talked about why it wasn't just the Jim put-down sucker. But he was like this is not good. You can do better and we talked about what could be better about it, but like you need someone honest to give you that feedback. I actually think it's harder to give the presentation to people that are close to me because I know they're going to be brutally honest. I think that's a lot harder than actually. Actually going up on stage to give it till multitude of people they're like I'm a like I. don't talk to them. I. Just gave it even if I bomb on it, it's but it's like my peers giving so much harder I've even I've ran through presentations with an in the past to like. We're not something that you offer part of late hoses coaching. On that and I was probably more nervous in that moment, then actually go in and giving it just because I know she's going to be like. I'm waiting for the feedback and so I think that's actually, but it's super important. It's super important to do that and most people avoid it. They do not do it, and then they're shocked that it didn't go well to add a little bit a little bit more nuance to rehearsing, I, would say I start off by saying it allowed to yourself because you can catch a lot by just getting out of your head, and actually saying it allowed for example once you hear it, you'll. You'll start to notice that. Some of the language sounds like written language really formal. Formal, but it's not conversational so okay you can work through those things. Figure out what what your transitions are. Then go to people, you trust and then I would say. There needs to be a off because I've certainly experienced where I'm trying to please all the people who are giving me feedback kind of lose my own voice, and if that happens too close to the data, the presentation I bombed so I would say a couple days before said okay great. I got feedback. I'm letting that go now and making it my own, and then go forth from that point. Right is had this discussion before about again. The people you're bouncing your feedback off of or giving a test presentation through you should know them well. They should be honest, but they should also know how to give feedback. There's definitely been instances and Ryan I have discussed this at length of. People giving feedback when. Deep deep feedback on like your fundamental premises wrong. The presentation is tomorrow or the next day. And as someone who's giving feedback, you should probably be more emotionally aware of like. Yeah, that's probably not the best best thing to do just like salvage what you can say. Yeah, maybe ending could use the tighter of of a rap, but just anybody out there is giving feedback. Just keep in mind where they are in the presentation process, and if they're near the end, it's probably not the best time to say like. This isn't the best idea for talk. Just bit I descend. Can this happened to me at a South by South West? I got some like fundamental feedback the day before the presentation like that. It's not helpful. Three. You're confident about it, but you know jam so. Deep well of confidence. But following that what what really helps when receiving feedback and if someone's if you have someone who you trust says I, don't really get it. It's the have the fundamental. Can you summarize your presentation in one sentence and I think and Utah does this and Ryan definitely calls me on it all the time. When I'm bracing for him, he'll say what's one takeaway from your entire presentation, and if you can't say it in a sentence, then she'd probably rework your presentation to focus on that one point or maybe two points. But it super helpful when you're crafting. Appoint and you're like. How do I get from beginning to the end? Will what? What's my main premise? What is the one thing I want to learn? And Mars like you said earlier. Especially, if you're doing at a conference whether it's fifty talks or something like that, people aren't gonNA remember him chairs. People argue remember ninety nine percent of what you said, but if you can get them to take away one thing for your presentation, then you've done a good job, so we talked a lot about presenting maybe at like a nice little keyword conference, cheers! But I'm curious. What's the difference between presenting to a meeting versus a conference because those are? There's there are similarities, but there's also a lot of differences in, and you may show up completely different to that, so I'm curious, and but also to the rest of the group..
"speakeasy" Discussed on Front End Happy Hour
"The yes, no toggle and I like the idea of expanding on it in the chat because you can really like Admiral. Admiral context. What's going on in a meeting or presentation? I've never heard that before, but that's really cool. Yeah, and one more thing with the CIA I found that when I ask a complicated question out of the gate, so one of the things in the in person. We spent a lot of time talking about is how do you start? Have you set the tone? What's your hoke? And I think it's the same or even more important for virtual, because most of the time people come into the virtual presentation and the speaker says okay, we'll get started in a minute, and it's just dead. Silence low energy, so instead have some kind of E. maybe it's easy question like. In one a couple words, how are you feeling today? Type into chat, or it can be a question related to the topic, and then the other thing you can do is play music in the background on zoom, it's really easy to share. Audio and people are like Oh fun, just just a little something to break that couple minutes that you have to wait until you get into your topic. That's a great idea doing this on my next my next meeting. There's going to be something I'm totally taken that one. Part about the silence, 'cause I hear I I see that a lot, even professional youtube. Videos I think I was watching one of President Obama's. Live speeches. He gave last week or something, and there's such a long delay there like the presentation starting now it was a good minute, and you're talking about one hundred thousand people watching live, and it's just. I expect better, so that's a good tip to play music. Keep the energy. But what other tips do you have for? Keep Energy, 'cause. That's one thing a problem. I have even in meetings if I'm giving presentations like. You might be full of energy, but like that just doesn't translate over the Internet, and when I'm if I'm giving a talk or something like convey some that energy and like excited about it, but. When you're talking to people at home, you don't know if it's raining where they are. There's a baby in the background or what's going on so like? How do you give some energy remotely, yeah. I would say keep it up Ryan. You mentioned you start to get in your head because you think it's going terribly so the first thing I would say don't jump to these negative stories that it's going awfully. Probably not it's probably going well, so keep keep that energy up, even though it may feel over the top just like keep it up. Is the presenter and then having a moderator can help because as I mentioned, they can call out names and pull people in breakout rooms are an amazing way to keep people engaged in my experience. People are really hesitant to use them and I'm not I'm not really sure why. Because there's so many so many benefits to it. Number one is the speaker you get a break great. You're off for five minutes I. Get a chance to chill out. Go to the bathroom maps and water. Look at my notes and people like it because they get a chance to talk especially, if it's well organized and there's a really clear prompt. And then this is an actual advantage that we have in the virtual space that we don't person. Because normally an in person meeting presentation, it's the same people who are always talking and people who may be introverts. People who need a little bit longer. Don't have a chance to work out their ideas, but if you do breakout rooms, they get a chance to work it out. And then you can get You know it just can be more inclusive. I like the. The to do find when we've used breakouts. work is it's been some really great discussions that have happened, but I feel like part of it is even when we've done them. It's like hope this is GonNa. Work I think part of it is that fear of just like there could be technical difficulty and I. Think we need to get over. That is like there could be technical difficulty. There has been technical difficulty. I, mean if I can do the breakout rooms. Breakout. Yeah, it's just in practice like simulating brooms that other really really important factor I might have mentioned this before is clear directions, because if you have directions on a slide once they're in the breakout rooms, they can't see it anymore. So having a Google doc or just simple, and there's one more point that I thought of in regards to Jim's question. Like how do you? How do you keep the energy up? Just less content? You cannot cover the same amount of content that you would in person people are. They're tired. And so limit limit limit instead of having four agenda items on your meat in your meeting. Maybe you just have one or two. which I think like in general is probably a good practice, no matter what whether you're in person or not is, it's not easy to cut content like it's always that I forget the exact same, but you can write a massive email to. To someone, and that's actually really easy to do, but keep it clear and concise is more work into like a shorter email I think. That's so important because the message isn't lost, and so they may take a little bit more time. Upfront chopping down your presentation, so I think this goes back to what makes us stronger. It makes a strong presenter in general is how. How do you make it clear for your audience to take something away in, so it sounds like an you're suggesting that it's really important in the virtual space, but I think probably in general. We should be practicing that, but I'd be curious your thoughts on that, and even what doesn't make a strong presenter I. Think like I would be kind of bring that up, yeah! Yeah I think everything is just amplified in the virtual space. If you're taking a little bit longer to get to your point, it might annoy people a little bit in person, but it's going to really annoy them online, so you just have to be really cognizant of all these things, but it's hard for many of you. You're in back to back back to back meetings. So you might not be able to prepare all your points before ever meeting, but if you're leading it just think about covering less ground, really making sure your points clear upfront and getting people engaged as much as possible, and then in terms of what makes a strong presenter over all. You know one thing I think. A lot of people think that good presenters are just born that way. That either you're a good or you're not, but I know from experience that that's not true. Anyone can be a good presenter. The first thing is to know behaviors that make you appear confident, and that allow people to receive your message so a lot of these behaviors that we talked about in the workshop like. Staying grounded on your feet pausing making eye contact so that you're connecting. These are a couple of examples to knowing this behaviors practicing them and getting better at them. And then the other thing that I. Think makes a really excellent presenter, and this takes a little bit more time is to develop a conversational tone. So rather than going up in front of a group of people and it seeming like you're regurgitating, memorize content you're giving up performance making it seem more like you're having a conversation. Even if you prepared it and practice it a thousand times, it just seems natural. What do you think about that I love what you said about the? I think the.
What's Your Miracle?
"Today's episode is a Doozy Greg and I cried to quite a bit, and some of that had to be edited out for time. We chatted for for a while, but this is one of my favorite episodes because we talk about neural. A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural scientific laws and is therefore considered to be a work of divine agency. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences. Greg story is full of miracles, but that's not unique. You know I think. The miracles of recovery are widely talked about in our community. Don't stop before the miracle happens is a typical a ISM. Hey, that's because it's true. There are miracles in your sober future. To happen when you least expect them, and they're rarely, if ever explainable. Greg spent the last of his drinking and drug use career as across country drug dealer. In his twenty five years of Sobriety Yeah Twenty five years. He's accomplished some crazy successful feats, but most recently he has founded an runs startup recovery in southern California. He's attack speaker and he has a beautiful healthy family. That's a freaking miracle. Friends being able to turn your life from that into this is miraculous, and it's possible for you to even if a miracle just means making it one day without drinking. So go grab some Kleenex Hunker Down Let's talk to Greg Champion. Hi Greg. How are you I'm doing well. Trish good afternoon. Happy Happy Hour to you! Happy Happy Hour! Thanks so much for Burson, down with me for a little recovery. Happy Tonight and for sharing your story I'm thrilled to get to know in. Learn about the past twenty five years real quick. If you just want to give us a a brief introduction, and I'll ask you the same thing I asked everybody else. What is your name? Your sobriety date, and would you have described yourself as a high or low functioning drinker? Our well first of all. I just want to thank you for the opportunity. My name is Greg Champion on my sobriety Dayton's eleven seven, nineteen, ninety-four. I can tell you that I was facing five years in prison so. This was a nice kid from a nice city with private school college degree, and my disease took me on the brink of facing five years in prison, so I would consider myself. A low bottom got an. We'll get into that here in just a minute real quick. If you would just tell us just about you right now, you know where you live. How old you are! What you do for a living married kids hobbies anything like that name's Greg Champion of fifty one years old. I live in Pacific Palisades California which is just a suburb of Los Angeles. I work in a recovery business and I. Have a wife named Jennifer. A nine year, old daughter, a lease, and a seven year, old daughter name Annabel and some of my hobbies. It's funny I do some of the same hobbies as a kid I body sir. I skateboard and I'm obsessed with mint chocolate chip milkshakes from Baskin Rob's. I love that milkshakes her a hobby. My minor oreos right now so. Comfortable, well, let's get into your story and here in ten minutes or less. Tell us how long you drank cal long it was a problem and why you decided to stop you know. My story begins at four and a half years old. My father was killed in a drunk on your car crash. and I felt different. A mealy filled different because I was gonNA have a dad I. everybody else had two cars in a garage two incomes their DADS were there soccer coaches at our liberty coaches. And so from four and a half to two nine years old when my mom remarried I definitely feel different. And my alcoholism showed up before you even took a drink. A Trish, I I I, I did three things very very well. I got great grades I was a superb athlete. And I was also bowling and I use violence as my first way to medicate my. My mom remarried when I was nine. She married an old World War Two. Vet, a guy who was there on d day, the great thing about this man was that he taught me at a Thai Thai. Shave my face, open doors or women. Really old school ways I think lost in a generation or two, and I'm grateful to them and most mostly unbreathable that he was seventeen years a sobriety. And is exactly what my mother needed and in many ways exactly what I needed, misstep misstep. but what happened was for me was puberty. Right around twelve or thirteen right his cougars kicking and I was entering my freshman year of high school. I found a solution alcohol, marijuana and cocaine I also wanted to show off in front of the girls, and so between the peer pressure of school, looking at pretty girls, and the availability of drugs and alcohol I was well on my way to find my new solution to my inner pane. Did that for a few years might pattern. High School was that I would drink on Friday. Nights drove on Saturday mornings I would again drink on Saturday nights throat on Sunday mornings in the insanity of that going on for four years straight still not hitting square in the is. when all my friends were. Being talked to about school counselor colleges to go the Trish. They were going to cal and Stanford and Michigan Texas Nice Schools in my career counselors, talking about trade schools eventually ended up at a trade school. Arizona State University. and as many no, let's Party School and my alcoholism. Just blew up from there I began doing ecstasy lots of cocaine. In I got out into the real world. And light, actually the day I graduated I got my first you is. Six months later I got arrested for assault. In a bar. A few months later. I got arrested twice in twenty four hours in Mardi Gras. And here's the sicknesses disease stretches I was. There Bourbon Street my first night and went up to speak Irish combination. This is new rules what? What can I do and he says don't piston the streets and don't fight and streets. and. So Trish I'm GonNa have you guess what two things I got arrested for? Did you see while you were fighting with somebody or I'm not that multitalented. So the happened I and less than eighteen hours later, I was led out got back on the streets. got drunk and high again it could not find a bathroom, so I decided in the streets and got caught one more time and so. I have a nice arrest record there in the lovely speakeasy of Louisiana got to be the most eventful twenty four hours I've ever heard of by the way, but I don't WanNa. Take, I. Don't want to interrupt too much. Go ahead, but no, it's crazy. I was real resentful for a lot of years that hey you guys took away my Mardi Gras. You guys, you guys room. I buzz. You know for years. Even sober years in a one old-timer pulls me aside goes. Let me tell you how. How God works God put you in those paddy wagons to save your ass. Because what would happen if he would've stayed out there, you would have been stabbed. Shot would hooked up with some girl and probably got S. t you don't know what would happen, but both those times. He puts you in a paddy wagon because he did for you. What you do yourself and it hit me right between the eyes young. He was right. He's absolutely right. Then I went back to the San. Diego Start Working and I had some resentments. I was promised to a high paying job at a college. I. Was only making nineteen thousand dollars a year and I was working overnight, said the TV station. I don't know about you, Trish when I would get out of work at three o'clock am. There's certain people that are out at three am right. And those lower companions I found these he's lower companions were were girls. You can't bring home to mom and some drug dealers. and. They asked me if If I had any friends on the east coast I, did and we began shipping large amounts of marijuana out to the east coast. and I was part of that process. Eventually I got arrested. In an airport with fifty pounds of pot.
Search for missing Colorado woman turns up 'personal item' belonging to her
"The search continues for a missing Chafee county woman forty nine year old Suzanne Moore few went missing may tenth earlier this week investigators believe they found a personal item of the missing woman sheriff John speakeasy we've run foot searches using air support K. nine support swiftwater support and we've also utilized countless hours of drone searches we've use well over two hundred personnel and over two thousand man hours have gone into the search but unfortunately we haven't found Suzanne yet which a few county sheriff's office continues to seek tips and more fuse
Kingpins Daily: Eliot Ness
"Times but in his nineteen fifty. Seven book the untouchables. Ness reveals a more vulnerable side of himself. One that suggests that even the most by the book offices questioned the very rules they enforce. He wrote doubts race through my mind as I consider the feasibility of enforcing which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want the law of at Ness was referring to was the eighteenth amendment to the United States Constitution. I ratified in January. Nineteen nineteen it banned the manufacture sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors and incited the prohibition era for those unfamiliar. It's important to note that Americans didn't just wake up with a hangover and empty liquor cabinets. They had the opportunity to prepare for prohibition and prepare they did many acted like Frat boys before a big snowstorm. They hoarded alcohol. And why shouldn't they? There was absolutely no promise that the storm of prohibition was going to pass any time soon. In fact they were politicians. Like Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas essentially telling people the pigs would fly before it ended. Needless to say there were stockpiles of liquor everywhere and by everywhere we mean in the cellars of those who could afford it. How were they able to purchase these now? Illicit goods simple the eighteenth amendment was poorly written as we said it banned quote the manufacture sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. It failed to mention whether alcohol was illegal to consume and it didn't define what in the good hell intoxicating meant so without parameters to enforce any law. Authorities like Eliot Ness. We're left twiddling their thumbs. Enter the VOL- Stead Act in nineteen twenty it defined intoxicating liquors any substance containing point five percent alcohol or more for perspective. That's one tenth. The average can of beer of course higher proof substances could still be manufactured and sold for practical applications like medicine cleaning and religious sacraments e there were loopholes and whether loopholes there are people abusing said loopholes for profit. Which is exactly what happened. The reason prohibition caused mind speakeasy as Pianos flappers and booze is because alcohol didn't go anywhere. In fact during prohibition consumption increased by an estimated sixty to seventy percent it just moved from the free market to the black market from being a stable of the American home to being. Contraband as it did. The line between crime and leisure became incredibly blurred which led to some very lucrative and suddenly criminal enterprises. Elliott's ness the man in charge of enforcing prohibition laws in all this mess in Chicago. No less the home of notorious mob. Boston bootlegger Al Capone Aka scarface. Ness worked for the Prohibition Bureau from Nineteen Twenty Six all the way to the end of prohibition in Nineteen Thirty Three. In that time he was surrounded. By other prohibition who were accepting bribes in exchange for turning a blind eye to these illegal operations. Everyone was getting rich and they use this new ethical gray scale to justify their actions. It was after all just alcohol. Who is it hurting? Really like said the majority of honest citizens didn't even want the law ness wasn't the delusion that any person who chose to imbibe where criminals but at the same time there were men like Al Capone men who were undoubtedly criminals and from between those two extremes sprung doubt and the fact. That ness had doubts is important. It's a shame that history frequently ignores that chapter of his story too often. He's relegated to a trope. The unflinching leader of the untouchables. A team of agents that upheld the law at all costs but the truth is much more complicated than that. What misunderstood was the good and bad can exist on both sides of the law. Yes Eliot Ness would one day help take down. Al Capone a man responsible for the deaths of many innocent lives. But prohibition had more victims than those men victims whose stories are often forgotten the poor the ones that we're most held accountable by the laws of prohibition simply because
A Businessman's Recovery
"S Falcon of the red. D Line bound from New York to Maracaibo Venezuela glided up the bay and docked at the wharf in the port of La Guaira on a hot tropical afternoon early in nineteen twenty seven. I was a passenger on. That boat bound the oilfields of Maracaibo as an employee of the X. Oil Company under a two year contract at a good salary and maintenance there I hope to buckle down to two years of hard work and save some money but above all to avoid any long continued drinking. That would interfere with work because that had cost me too many jobs in the past not that I was going to give up drinking entirely. No such a step would be too drastic but down here in the oilfields with a bunch of hard working hard drinking. Good fellows I too would learn how to handle my liquor and not let it get the best of me again. Such an environment would surely do the trick which surely teach me to drink moderately with the best of them and keep me away from those long disastrous sprees. I was still young. I could make the grade and this was my chance to do it. At last I had the real answer and my troubles were over. Red And I who had become bosom shipboard companions on the way down from New York stood at the rail watching the activity on the dock incident to getting the vessel secured alongside. Red was also on his way to Maracaibo to work for the same company and we agreed that so long as we were going to be here overnight we might as well go ashore together and look the town over red was a swell fellow who might take a drink now then who might even get drunk once in a while but he could handle his liquor and did not go to any great successes. Thousands of other fellows like him who have been my drinking companions from time to time. Were in no way responsible for the way I drank or what I did. Or the way liquor affected me so off. We went red and I to do the town and do it. We did after a few drinks. We decided there wasn't much else to do in town except to make a round of the Cantinas have a good time. Get back to the ship early and get a good night's rest so what harm would a little drinking do now. I reasoned especially with one full day and two nights ahead to get over it. We visited every Cantina along the straggling main street of La Guaira and feeling high wide and handsome red and I decided to return to the ship. When we roll down to the dock. We found that our ship had been birth off from the wharf about thirty feet and that it was necessary to take tender out to her. No such ordinary method would satisfy red and myself so we to climb the stern hawsers hand over hand to get on board the flip of a coin decided that I would go first so off. I started hand over. Hand up the Hawes her now even a good experienced sailor perfectly sober would never attempt such a foolhardy feet and as was to be expected about halfway up the houser. I slipped and fell into the bay with a loud splash. I remember nothing more until next morning. The captain of the boat said to me young man. It is true that God looks after drunken fools and little children. You probably don't know it but this bay is infested with man eating sharks and usually a man. Overboard is a goner. How close you were to death. You don't realize but I do yes. I was lucky to be saved. But it wasn't until ten years later after I had time and time again tempted. Fate by going on protracted benders that I was really saved not until after I had been fired from job after job. Tried the patience of my family to the breaking point alienated. What might have been many many good lasting friendships taking my dear wife through more sorrow and heartaches than any one woman should bear in a lifetime after doctors. Hospital psychiatrist rescuers changes of scenery and all the other paraphernalia. That go with the alcoholics futile attempts to quit drinking. Finally I dimly began to get the realization that during twenty years of continual drinking every expedient. I tried and I tried them all had failed me. I hated to admit the fact even to myself that I just couldn't lick booze I was licked. I was desperate. I was scared I was born in one thousand nine hundred. My father was a hard working man who did the very best. He could to support his family of four on a small income. Mother was very good to US kind. Patient and loving as soon as we were old enough my mother sent us to Sunday school and it so happened that as I grew older I took quite an active interest becoming successively a teacher and later superintendent of a small Sunday school in Uptown New York when the United States entered the world war in April nineteen seventeen. I was underage but like most other youngsters of that period wanted very much to get into the fray. My parents of course would not hear of this but told me to be sensible and wait until I was eighteen being young in restless however and fired by the military spirit of the Times. I ran away from home to join the army in another city there. I joined up. I didn't get into any of the actual hostilities at the front but later after armistice served with United States forces occupying the Rhineland working my way up to a good noncommissioned rank while serving abroad. I started to drink. This of course was entirely my own choice. Drinking by a soldier during those times was viewed with a degree of indulgence by both superiors and civilians. It seems to me as I recall it now that even then I wasn't satisfied to drink like the normal fellow. Most of the United States army of occupation were sent back home in nineteen twenty one but my appetite for travel had been wetted and having heard terrible stories of prohibition in the United States I wanted to remain in Europe where a man could raise thirst subsequently I went to Russia then to England and back to Germany working in various capacities my drinking increasing and my drunken escapades getting worse so back home in nineteen twenty four with the sincere desire to stop drinking. And the hope that the prohibition I had heard so much about would enable me to do it in other words that it would keep me away from it. I secured a good position but it wasn't long before I was initiated into the mysteries of the speakeasy to such an extent that I soon found myself once more jobless after looking around for some time I found that my foreign experience would help me in securing work in South America so full of hope once more resolve that at last. I was on the wagon to stay. I sailed for the tropics. A little over a year was all the company I then worked for would stand of my continual drinking and ever lengthening benders. So they had me poured on a boat and shipped back to New York. This time I was really through. I promised my family and friends who helped me get along while looking for another job that I would never take another drink as long as I lived and I meant it but alas after several successive jobs in around New York had been lost. And it isn't necessarily tell you the 'cause I was sure that the only thing that would enable me to get off the stuff was a change of scenery with the help of patient long-suffering friends. I finally persuaded an oil company that I could do. A good job for them in the oilfields of Maracaibo but it was the same thing all over again back to the United States. I really sobered up for a while long enough to establish a connection with my present employers. During this time I met the girl who is now. My wife at last here was the real thing I was in love. I would do anything for her. Yes I would give up drinking. I would never never do anything to even remotely affect the happiness. That now came into my life. My worries were over. My problem was solved. I had sown my wild oats and now I was going to settle down to be a good husband and live a normal happy life
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Day is the birthday. Inva- novell Kinda you know. Actually we do celebrate a birthday just about every Saturday night. Somebody's birthday all right. So now we have one more great musical interlude that We need to have these mess. Just how for? Oh you like wolves. Don't you got an Apache remember right? But we have a wolf and his name. His name is out. I'm alive Shamans in the house. Area for Echo of course is also in the magazine I don't know if I can find your picture right now. Well I sure everybody here. You are very is Singing for all the splashy people. Okay he core happy birthday to me and Happy Birth a magazine Speakeasy Journal. Thank you so much for being a part of that part of it all right so.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
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"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Must you must increase my bust. You must you must and this exercise is what it takes. I'll do trust every night. Arms folks chest elbows back all in hopes of having a bodas rack but you see what I mean two whole years two years and I have boiled eggs on my chest and a draw full of padded bras so I can look blessed. Thank you Victoria. But she she has become my sakes. Let's get one thing straight in grades as a coup but diesel maker brother. Do a double take the psycho. Listen to the rationale what thirteen year old girl just put her body off a sale one reebok Christian turn jesuit bail scantily dressed marketing her tits entails because one boy couldn't keep his mouth off my hair but that really is another issue so we won't even go there come now to the surface problems. One Childhood and answered prayer one unfaithful. God One beautiful girl with a heart of a lion but scared scared to be quietly allowing peer pressure to dictate destiny. The stinky boy really matter you think I was at the Chinese shop every other week because a piss pots razor cutting weeds gradually Atalanta make you believe that I can grow hair. Sam Smell like a gas station tolerated. Thirteen his constant jarring made me up publicized defaults nominee therapy to build self esteem from bobbleheads. Sasha Buji ass bitch she could just their ass off to. She thinks she does shit. And just maybe just maybe I am. It's took me fifteen years to realize that hair does not change my face and God answer my questions. I was just in the wrong place searching for time hoping to find myself he became a crack. Fiend Don Homecoming Queen. Looking for love in all the wrong things because in my neighborhood there was no holds barred U. Was Getting Jane Thorne even if he was gone. So you better get to who you really be. 'cause love is life and life is hard when you can see that the real you is better than being the fake somebody. Yeah for twenty years you pay Imani coupet live from Bonobo.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
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A Feminine Victory
"To my lot falls the rather doubtful distinction of being the only lady alcoholic and our particular section. Perhaps it is because of a desire for a supporting cast of my own sex that I am praying for inspiration to tell my story in a manner that may give other women who have this problem the courage to see it in its true light and seek the help that has given me a new lease on life. When the idea was first presented to me that I was an alcoholic my mind simply refused to accept it horrors. How disgraceful what? Humiliation how preposterous. Why I loathed taste of liquor. Drinking was simply a means of escape when my sorrows became too great for me to endure even after it had been explained to me that alcoholism is a disease. I could not realize that I had it. I was still ashamed. Still wanted to hide behind. The screen of reasons made up of unjust treatment. Unhappiness tired dejected. And the dozens of other things that I thought lay at the root of my search for oblivion by means of Whiskey or gin in any case I felt quite sure that I was not an alcoholic however since I have faced the fact and it surely is a fact. I have been able to use the help that is so freely given when we learn how to be really truthful with ourselves the path by which I have come to this blessed help was long and devious it led me through the mazes and perplexities of an unhappy marriage and divorce and a dark time of separation from my grown children and a readjustment of life at an age when most women feel pretty sure of a home and security but I have reached the source of help I have learned to recognize and acknowledge the underlying cause of my disease selfishness. Self pity resentment a few short months ago. Those three words applied to me would have aroused as much indignation in my heart as the word alcoholic the ability to accept them as my own has been derived from trying with the unending help of God to live with certain goals in mind coming to the grim fact of alcoholism. I wish I could present the awful reality of its insidiousness in such a way that no one could ever again fail to recognize the comfortable easy steps that lead down to the edge of the precipice and show how those steps suddenly disappeared when the Great Gulf yawned. Before me I couldn't possibly turn and get back to solid earth again that way. The first step is called the I drink in the morning to pull you out of a hangover. I remember so well when I got onto that step I had been drinking just like most of the young married crowd. I knew for a couple of years. It went on at parties and at speakeasies as they were then called and with cocktails after matinees just going the rounds and having a good time then came the morning when I had my first case of jitters. Someone suggested a little bit of the hair of the dog that bit me a half hour. After that drink I was sitting on top of the world thinking how simple it was to cure shaky nerves. How wonderful liquor was in only a few minutes. My head had stopped aching. My spirits were back to normal and all was well in this very fine world. Unfortunately there was a catch to it. I was an alcoholic as time went on the one drink in the morning. Had to be taken a little earlier it had to be followed by a second one in our so before I really felt equal to getting on with the business of living gradually. I found it parties. The service was a little slow the rest of the crowd being pretty happy and carefree after the Second Round. My reaction was inclined to be just the opposite. Something had to be done about that so I just helped myself to a fast one sometimes openly but as time went on and my need became more acute. I often did it on the quiet. In the meantime the morning after treatment was developing into something quite stupendous. The eye openers were becoming earlier bigger more frequent and suddenly it was lunchtime. Perhaps there was a plan for the afternoon. A Bridge or tea or just callers. My breath had to be accounted for so long came such alibis as a touch of grip or some other ailment for which I just taken a hot whiskey and lemon or someone had been in for lunch and we had just a couple of cocktails then came the period of reasoning it out going to social gatherings well fortified against the jitters next the phone call in the morning a terribly. Sorry that I can't make this afternoon. I have an awful headache then simply forgetting that there were engagements at all spending two or three days drinking. Sleeping it off and waking to start all over again of course. I had the well known excuses. My husband was failing to come home for dinner or hadn't been home for several days. He was spending money which we needed to pay bills. He had always been a drinker. I had never known anything about it until I was almost thirty years old. And he gave me my first drank. Oh I had them all down. Let her perfect all the excuses. Reasons and justifications what I did not know was that I was being destroyed by selfishness. Self-pity and resentment there were the swearing off periods and the goings on the wagon. They would last anywhere from two weeks to three or four months once after a very severe illness of six weeks duration caused by drinking. I didn't touch anything of an alcoholic nature for almost a year. I thought I had. It licked that time but all of a sudden things were worse than ever. I found fear. Had No effect next came the hospitalization not a regular sanitarium but a local hospital where my doctor would ship me. When I'd get where I had to call him in that poor man I wish he could read this for. He would know then. It was no fault of his. I wasn't cured when I was divorced. I thought the cause had been removed. I felt that being away from what I had considered injustice ill-treatment would solve the problem of my unhappiness in a little over a year. I was in the alcoholic ward of Public Hospital. It was there that L. came to me. I had known her very slightly ten years before my ex husband brought her to me hoping that she could help she did from the hospital. I went home with her. They're her husband. Told me the secret of his rebirth. It is not really a secret at all but something free and open to all of us. He asked me if I believed in God or some power greater than myself. Well I did believe in God but at that time I hadn't any idea what he is as a child I had been taught my now. I lay me. Yeah and our father which art in heaven I had been sent to Sunday school and taken to church. I had been baptized and confirmed I had been taught to realize there is a god and to love him but though I had been taught all these things I had never learned them when be else husband began to talk about God. I felt pretty low in my mind. I thought God was something that I and lots of other people like me had to worry along without yet I had always had the prayer habit in fact I used to say in my mind now if God answers this prayer I'll know there is a god. It was a great system. Only somehow it didn't seem to work finally be put it to me this way. You admit you've made a mess of things trying to run them your way. Are you willing to give up? Are you willing to say here? It is God all mixed up. I don't know how to mix it. I'll leave it to you. Well I couldn't quite do that. I wasn't feeling very well and I was afraid that later when the fog wore off. I'd want to back out so we let it rest a few days l. and be me to stay with some friends of theirs out of town. I'd never seen them before. The man of that House P had given up drinking three months before after I had been there a few days I saw that P and his wife had something that made them mighty hopeful unhappy but I got a little uneasy going into a perfect strangers home and staying day after day I said this to P and his reply was why you don't know how much it is helping me to have you here.
The European Drinker
"Welcome back my friends to the big book podcast. My name is Howard and I'm an alcoholic sober since nineteen eighty eight one day at a time in this episode the third story in the personal story section of the first edition of alcoholics anonymous published in nineteen thirty nine. It's entitled the European Drinker. The story was also published in the second and third editions of the Big Book but does not appear in the fourth edition and now the European Drinker Preface. Beer and wine were not the answer. I was born in Europe in house to be exact shortly after it had become German and practically grew up with good Rhine wine of song and story. My parents had some vague ideas of making a priest out of me and for some years I attended the Francis in school at Basel Switzerland just across the border about six miles from my home but although I was a good Catholic. The monastic life had little appeal for me very early. I became apprentice to harness. Making an acquired considerable knowledge of upholstering. My daily consumption of wine was about a quart but that was common where I lived. Everybody drank wine and it is true that there was no great amount of drunkenness. But I can remember in my teens that there were a few characters who caused the village heads to nod pityingly and sometimes an anger as they pause to say that sought on Ray or said Pavel. Israel's who drank too much they were undoubtedly. The alcoholics of our village military service was compulsory. And I did my stretch with the class of my age goose-stepping German barracks and taking part in the boxer rebellion in China. My first time at any great distance from home informed parts many a soldier who has been abstemious at home learns to use new and potent drinks so I indulge with my comrades and everything the Faris had to offer I cannot say however that I acquired any craving for hard liquor as a result when I got back to Germany. I settled down to finish my apprenticeship. Drinking the wine of the country as usual many friends of my family had emigrated to America so at Twenty Four. I decided that the United States offered me the opportunity. I was never likely to find in my native land. I came directly to a growing industrial city in the Middle West where I have lived practically ever since I was warmly welcomed by friends of my youth who had preceded me for weeks. After my arrival I was faded and entertained in the already large colony Alsatians in the city among the Germans in their saloons and clubs. I early decided that the wine of America was very inferior stuff and took up beer instead. I soon found work at my trade in harness making. It was still an age of horses but I discovered that harness and saddle making in America was different than anything I had known. Every man in the shop was a specialist and instead of having a variety of jobs to do every day I was compelled to sit all day long at a bench. Doing the same thing and Leslie. I found it very monotonous and wanting a change I found it when I got work as an upholsterer. In a large furniture store fond of singing I joined German singing society which had good club headquarters. There I sat in the evenings enjoying with my friends. Our memories of the old country singing the old songs. We all knew playing simple card games for drinks and consuming great quantities of beer. At that time I could go into any saloon. Have One or two beers walk out and forget about it. I had no desire whatever to sit down at a table and stale whole morning or afternoon drinking certainly at that time. I was one of those who can take it or leave it alone. There had never been any drunkards in my family. I came of good stock of men and women who drank wine all lives as a beverage and while the occasionally got drunk at special celebrations. They were up in about their business the next day prohibition came having regard for the law of the land. I resigned myself to the will of the national legislators and quit drinking altogether not because I had founded harmful. But because I couldn't get what I was accustomed to drink. You can all remember that in the first few months after the change. A great many men who had formerly been used to a few beers every day or an occasional drink of. Whiskey simply quit all alcoholic drinks for the great majority of US however that condition. Didn't last we saw very early. That prohibition wasn't going to work it wasn't very long before home. Brewing was an institution and men began to search fervor shortly for all the recipe books on wine-making but I hardly tasted anything for two years and started in business for myself founding a mattress factory. Which is today an important industrial enterprise in our city. I was doing very well with that. And General upholstering work and there was every indication that I would be financially independent by the time I reached Middle Age. By this time I was married and was paying for a home like most immigrants. I wanted to be somebody and have something and I was very happy and contented as felt success crown my efforts. I miss the old social times of course but had no definite craving even for beer. Successful home brewers among my friends began to invite me to their homes. I decided that if these could make it I would try it myself and so I did. It wasn't very long until I had developed a pretty good brew with uniformity and plenty of authority. I knew the stuff I was making was a lot stronger than I had been used to. But never suspected that steady drinking of it might develop a taste for something even stronger. It wasn't long before the bootlegger wasn't established institution this as in other towns. I was doing well and business and in going around town. I was frequently invited to have a drink in speakeasy. I condone my domestic brewing and the bootleggers and their business. More and more. I form the habit of doing some of my business in the speakeasy and after a time did not need that as an excuse. The speaks usually sold Whiskey. Beer was too bulky and it couldn't be kept in a jug under the counter ready to be dumped when John Law would come around. I was now forming an entirely new drinking technique before long I had a definite taste for hard liquor new nausea and headaches. I had never known before but as in the old days I suffered them out gradually however I suffered so much that I simply had to have the morning after drink. I became what is called a periodical drinker. I was eased out of the business. I had founded and was reduced to doing general upholstery in a small shop. At the back of my house my wife upgraded me often and plenty when she saw that my periodical were gradually losing me. What business I could get. I began to bring bottles in. I had them hidden away in the House and all over my shop and careful concealment. I had all the usual experiences of the alcoholic for I was certainly one by this time sometimes after sobering up after about of several weeks. I would righteously resolved to quit with a great deal of I would throw out full pines. Pour them out and smash the bottles firmly resolved never to take another drink of the stuff. I was going to straighten up in four or five days. I would be hunting all over the place at home and in my workshop for the bottles I had destroyed cursing myself for being damned fool. My periodicals became more frequent until I reached the point where I wanted to devote all my time to drinking working as little as possible and then only when the necessity of my family demanded as soon as I had satisfied. That what I earned as an upholsterer went for liquor I would promise to have jobs done and never do them. My customers lost confidence in me to the point where I retained what business I had only because I was a well trained reputedly fine craftsman best in the business when he's sober. My customers would say and I still had a following who had given me work though. They deplored my habits because they knew the job would be well done when they eventually got it. I had always been a good Catholic possibly not so devoted as I should have been but fairly regular in my attendance at services I had never doubted the existence of the supreme being but now I began to absent myself from the church where I had formerly been a member of the choir. Unfortunately I had no desire to consult my priest about my drinking. In fact I was scared to talk to him about it for. I feared the kind of talk. He would give me unlike many other. Catholics who frequently take pledges for definite periods a year two years or for good. I never had any desire to take a pledge before the priest
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
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"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
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"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"We are arguing being American wavelength. Yeah and we're very much sex side. I'll go on and on for days about this. We just took. Yeah we gotta get physical. I'm sorry and so you saw the communion it was With her Tatas as the all time it could be any body part rally. So you're fine. You WanNa you WANNA have him his guy. Thys thank you all right so I well you tell me what religion did you grow up. I didn't grow up religious more spiritual than religious. That's Okay and how about you? Mom's GonNa hate me for saying this but I fake Catholic Catholic Dominican going through the motions alert for real hard to be a true Catholic. I grew up. I went to church on Sundays. I Committee yes. Yes yes yes but then I realized I realized that I was going. I was going to a police with this guy. Wanted me to give him money for me to tell him my problems so I kind of figured something was wrong therapy. Yes so they say I just told my mom like listen. They're losing time ever to Kim. Union did yes. Hey Guess Wafer. Drink wine the so-called wine and told they got somebody by the box saying like they got somebody in the box San sitting there saying tapped in sixty eight times later and your sins but but but the one thing I could say I really and I'll show you guys. I made.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"The bank. Okay these are fucking thing is they? Don't want to share that. They don't want their subjects to have fucking health shoes right. Pat Valuable is your. They don't want those those bickering active front door now. They want to keep their money. They're trying to move farther away from his level regular eagles. But let me tell you something one percent town. It's up to them them. You are killing yourselves right. To as you are killing yourselves with loneliness shred all that money is not gonNA protect you from that and the head of Cartier. Cartier. To the he says very innocently. Who are doing this. And we're our client's going to be perfect. But he's bore Brad around. We gotta spread it around and you know. This is not good allotted. The wrong industries are the ones that make the most money that are polluting the earth and killing people so anyway all right so Fox yes done okay so this is a young couple kind of young Survived prison anyway. It was hard Azhar Monitor. It wasn't easy and but you know a lot of fights a lot of time in what you guys call solitary confinement who we call it the box in jail. Oh you guys call it. 'cause it's like you studied in criminal justice. We caught the Fox. And then you know speaking of Boxes talk about boxes for a moment presume about the Fox. It is an extension of what slavery it is a different form of slavery. And what are we celebrating this week? That eaker how that June.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"For it. Oh my God yonkers. I should've got my six months but it's all right. I'm better now. I'm better now. Why isn't her microphone on? Okay okay sorry. It goes down criminal justice. I went to school to get a master masters in CR J so it was like he came out of prison. I came out of getting a degree of not getting a job. The whole recession era. So that's kind of how we met like he would tell me the inside story now. It's how about everything that's kind of how we bonded out but Yeah also also this up move all you criminal justice students coming up a lot of the crap that you read. These books is Bullshit. British would happen. She knows we've had a lot of education is important. It is important along in our societies. It's a form of brainwashing and it does give a lot of wrong information education. But you know we gotta function in a society is Y- exactly and there's a lot of information there's a lot of good information usually in. I don't know there's all kinds of classes but yeah I mean I guess we're sort of letting that go with Betsy Devos right open. Who's a letter others? The guy that runs all the the mercenaries prince. Yeah okay so you know our country our society. We are leaning so far towards. I guess the Greeks called Pana Toast imprisoning people Bombing people you know. Trump did make this attempt at peace as is kind of cool although some people think it's an excuse to make war with Iran or something like that who knows but we have to move towards peace through pleasure because any other pieces kind of boring city now and you gotTa make peace as exciting as war because war is fucking exciting and the only thing the more exciting than war is fucking. Well Yeah I mean just imagine why the government is so mad at at at you know sex workers for profiting off of pleasure and they have no part of it. So what do you think they're GONNA do? Come on in and try and for us it. Life against death and the merchants of death are making gobs of money on this. Yeah I mean we're they're they're really making out on this like bets. His brother Rob and you know what they're going to continue doing that. The thing is they're all stealing. These are all motherfucking. I level thieves speak all starting starting starting from the Kingdom of England and.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Now. Now now question have questions just circle back please to ask me since that was your friend. So I'm guessing you're super mafioso. Oh actually the mafia didn't know what the Fuck I was doing. Head Mafia said this is not pornography ghost has hung out with Mafia guys. He's more artist. Born into staffed in Providence Rhode Island where the Mafia rules. Oh Yeah John was imprisoned since I mean the very nice we weird in Brooklyn. Hey Paul Manafort is in there now so true but so she got. We're in Brooklyn. I mean better. Listen I think I think prisons are horrible places putting people in cages and I don't wish it on anyone as someone that was in jail before imprisoning him. I really feel that juice seriously. Good prison system. They give you the scrap on television to try to help you. They try to try to give get them shit about you. I'm okay I'm still facebook friendly jail. Yeah fixing in me ten. Yeah doing better. It's bullshit jail system guys. Don't fiction. I was angry. I was known for four years. And you guys gave me that whole therapy shit. Oh don't worry about his. So you guys while you're emoting you should make up here rolling. You both can come up here. You'RE GONNA die is the so noblesville communion and and you're going to continue talking. I just want you to be here next to me next to your mother confessed. Your thank you.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Have more orgasmic. Organic sustainable sex. Who Doesn't want back greater lust greater trust and better anger management and who couldn't use a little bit of that these days so get the book learn the Bonobo Way. You'll be glad you did. Then you'll WANNA join Bonobo. Ville a new global village for Bonobo lovers and friends one last thing. The Real Noboa's are highly endangered so a portion of all book sales go to Bonobo conservation groups working to save the wild bonobos from extinction. Read the Bonobo Way and learn why this could be the most important Eko sexual movement of our times and Improve Your love. Life sued yet bracing bracing racism eight women that was. You're listening to radio SUSIE. One on the World Wide Web. And now here she is. Dr Susan Bloch Microphones Wrangling. Whatever you feel comfortable dot com frame.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Think she needs to be bitten on those nipples. Sure right is that what you like nipple biting you said you like pain is that okay. Oh Yeah it's fine. Always I always say read or stop if I'm like. Oh my gosh okay. I'm very sick very well. Not only does she like pain but she screams with as a very cute little shriek and I. Yeah we're here and we're also here with Prime Kito Frankie and Takahira and we're also here with Phoenix Dawn and me your love Dr Susan Block. And we'll be right back with more communion more spankings more fun more sapio sexual conversation. So don't come yet and don't go away. We'll be right back. Hi I'm Dr Susan Block. And I've just written a new book called the Bonobo Way inspired by my love for make Love Not War. Great Apes you know the ones who have a lot of sex in bonobos Sutra of positions including face to face. But it's not just how Bonobos have sex it's how they use sex to prevent murder and war really. They're the only great apes that have never been seen killing each other. They practice what I call. Peace through pleasure with the females.
"speakeasy" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"King Survey the trap beats yes I need. I need some music and short stop conducted. Don't stop all right very home to mom and dad that case there dirty service got a habit success. A big toe is known as a standard up and bring it down kings ter- Car Media Formosa inspired by the way. So are you guys? Can't.
The United States of McDonalds
"For ME GROWING UP IN CHICAGO. McDonald's was always around. We had birthday parties at McDonald's because her apartment was on on the small size I went to McDonald's after work in high school and after school. It was the go-to meal when my mom Um and I were driving far distances and we needed something to eat and so I have probably spent most of my life inside of McDonald's so the fact that I wrote a book about McDonald's. McDonald's is actually not that surprising. This is Marsha chatwin. She's a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University and her new book. The book about McDonalds. It's called franchise the Golden Arches in Black America and speaking of the Golden Arches. There's another new book out called drive through dreams. James A Journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom it's by journalist. Adam Chandler the Golden Arches are thought to be according to independent survey more recognizable as a symbol. Both then the Christian crosses around the world recognizable or no. I didn't imagine we'd ever focus an entire episode on McDonald's but here we are Dr Together. Adema Marsha Taylor story about McDonald's that is about much more than McDonald's making it perfect for gastropod and we of course our guest repod the podcast. That looks at food through the Lens of science in history. I'm Cynthia Graber and I'm Nikola twilly and this episode. We're getting to the bottom of how McDonald's took over America. The story starts with WHO invented the hamburger burkart. And how did it become so ubiquitous that it gets bigger from there this episode. We're asking his McDonald's basically America's national cuisine and if it is is what can it tell us about who we are as a country less. How did the tax payer ended up funding the spread of McDonald's in the inner cities and why we're civil rights groups on board? Well whatever idea you have of of. How huge fast food is you should double or triple in your mind because the statistics are bonkers? They're completely bananas us. Eighty percent of Americans eat fast food every month. Ninety six percent of them eat fast food every year which is more than the number of Americans that participate participate on the Internet atom. Says there's not a single place in America that eighty percent of Americans go to at least monthly not a library or Jim or any house of worship according according to the Centers for Disease Control which is not happy about this stat. More than a third of American children eat food every day and for the population as the whole. It's roughly the same thirty six percent of us. Eat it every single day out of all the fast food available to us in the US. The biggest I the most popular chain the one that serves literally one percent of the world's population every day of course it's McDonald's which according to somewhat recent stats sells seventy five burgers every second and Serbs sixty eight million people per day. There is no real way to get your head around numbers that large. But what's weird is that's is makes McDonald's the biggest almost everything everything. It does so marshalled as the McDonald's is even the largest distributorship toys in the world just because of happy meals. At how do they get that big to answer that we we have to go back to the beginning. It all starts about one hundred years ago with the invention of the hamburger. Well there is a lot of debate as is debate about anything culinary in this world about who invented invented any particular item there are many authors but a lot of historians culinary or otherwise. We'll give credit to Walt Anderson. And he was a fry cook in Wichita who one day in one of those kind of Isaac Newton Aha moments got really frustrated when he was cooking a meatball on a griddle and smashed it flat right with the SPATULA and the result was a burger that cooked through really quickly and he put them in these specialty buns. And that's sort of the most recognizable version of of the Burger that we have well Anderson's meatball. Smashing moment was a breakthrough. He went onto lunch white castle. And that what is believed to be the very first fast food chain in the nineteen teens and twenties. There weren't fast food chains. Americans lived in a very different world less connected less cosmopolitan. I'm a politician. Even as late as nineteen twenty five only half of all the homes in the United States had `electricity even fewer had indoor plumbing. People weren't used to dining finding out regularly. Generally speaking there wasn't a unified culinary culture. There wasn't one item. We had ethnic enclaves that had their own specific blends of items that that were cherished and part of a tradition but in the nineteen twenties America was starting to change. The model t was becoming more affordable and the number of people who owned cars more than quadrupled. Adam told us that nineteen twenty was the first year that more Americans lived in cities the not the US was starting to become urban. The First World War was the first mechanized war and the nineteen twenties. He's was the machine. Age Technology promise to streamline and modernize every aspect of American life the nineteen twenties was also. The beginning of radio's Golden Age and more and more people started to tune into music and mystery and comedy shows. Radio started to create a national culture at the end of World War One reserved this unifying aspect to American elect. Technology was bringing about and the hamburger was part of that was part of finding a national diet. The hamburger did have one hurdle to overcome Americans. At the time. I'm was scared of ground meat. They were scared of it. Because they'd all read the jungle by Upton Sinclair and they were nervous about the quality of the food. The jungle was a really important book from the Early Nineteen Twenties. We talked about it in our episode. On the history of preservatives. It told the tale of a semi-fictional worker in a Chicago. Slaughterhouse and the nightmarish conditions there for both the workers and the resulting meat while Anderson than meat ball smashing genius behind the hamburger. He was fully aware that Americans thought ground meat was likely full of dirt and and dead rats and even workers fingers so what he did was he designed these stores that all look the same. They had stainless steel interiors white tiles and they look like castles and white castle was meant to kind of convey this stately safe grandeur of a place where you could go and it would be the same everywhere you went so it was meant to reassure consumers. Who didn't really know what was safe to eat? And that really set the tone for what would come in the future of these industries of franchising of seeing something wherever you are in saying. Oh I knew it. I'm going to get here. This is familiar to me. White Castle was the first to open in franchise fast food restaurants. But it isn't the biggest today as you all know. That title goes to McDonald's. McDonald's brothers were these two men from New Hampshire sure who had kind of seen the extremes of the great depression and they headed out to California to see where they could strike business. Gold Dick and Mac McDonald headed West in nineteen thirty. They were in their twenties and their thought was. Maybe they can make it big in the movies. That didn't find as much success as they'd hoped they were two sons of a shoe factory foreman and they found success more for in the business side of production the catering. They went from that into the restaurant business. They opened up a barbecue. Stand in nineteen forty and southern California and and it was one of the drivers of the era. That people are often familiar with car. hops in major at boots and a young guys cruising in in cars and people hanging out and just kind of a big scene and they were successful. First restaurant was called McDonald's and it was in San Bernardino which is just east of La. It's meaningful that. McDonald's started in southern California because southern California was really where a lot of changes that overtook. America were happening kind of on on steroids by the early nineteen forties. The Great Depression was finally over. San Bernardino is shifting from being farming town to more of a manufacturing and service industries industry center people were moving their into the growing city and suburbs and increasingly. They had a little disposable income but also San Bernardino was on route sixty six and so it was a place where a lot of people were traveling throughout California as well through as the rest of the country. So Dick and Mac McDonald. Were doing pretty well for themselves. But but then after eight years in the restaurant business. They surprised everyone by deciding to close their popular successful restaurant and entirely revamp it. The re diagram to what the kitchen would look like they use this assembly line model that White Castle and kind of employed and they cut the menu items from twenty five to nine. They also fired all all of the young women who are car hops because they felt like they were flirty and they would distract from the work that was happening there. They also wanted to pivot away from being a teen hangout to family friendly place. They got rid of silverware because people would steal it or break it and they went to wrapping Burgers in paper and they wanted to create the most efficient kitchen possible in order to serve as many people as possible. And so the revision of the McDonald's drive in is what we are living with today a highly automated mechanized kitchen and that is able to produce high volumes of food and a very short period of time. What they did was they basically just souped up the kitchen and turned it into a factory? An assembly line dusted with Hollywood magic. And the result was they could serve food for cheap even cheaper than their previous menu items had been. I didn't know what to make of it but it caught on very quickly. This new McDonald's factory style restaurant didn't just catch on with eaters. It became a total phenomenon. Within the restaurant industry. Eight people were coming from all over the country to kind of hear and see what was going on because there were these whispers in the industry about this place that was so popular and and you know there were long lines and people were talking about this place. That was not just serving a lot of people but serving a lot of people quickly so eventually the founders of Burger King Taco bell a couple of other chains that didn't quite make it ultimately stopped by and they copied with McDonald brothers. Were doing as Z.. Listeners know some of those copycats are still around today. One of the businessmen who came to see it was none other than Ray KROC. He was a salesman and he sold the mixing machines machines for milkshakes and the McDonald Brothers had bought a shockingly large quantity of these machines so great thought he'd go and see what they were doing with them. Ray had been in nearly every kind end of commercial kitchen available. At the time. He'd played jazz at speakeasy. During prohibition he'd sold kitchen and restaurant supplies around the country so he came to the McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino we know and he saw the crowds and he was completely blown away by it and so immediately said this needs to be national. This needs to be everywhere. Ray convinced the brothers. Let him start working with them before long. He bought them out. And the tool that ray us to fulfil his dream of taking this model national and then global global was the franchise so franchising is this concept that a parent company provides all of the blueprints and the instructions and the recipes for a product or service and the Franchisee pays Hayes for the right to deliver that good or service to an audience. Ray KROC didn't invent this franchise model White Castle had already been using it and in fact many experts think that at the root of the idea goes back to the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages tax collectors did the work of the church and collected tithes and the kept some of the money for themselves at the start of the twentieth century. Rick Coca Cola had used the franchise model to make their sugary drink available at drugstores across America. But it was ray KROC who really took this franchise idea and ran with it. The franchise model. I think is amazing because it allows companies to pass on all of the liability to this other party so so that was sort of the way in which McDonald's grew really quickly and also took a lot of the risk out from opening places and this is the way they maintained control over franchisees so it was consistent. You didn't have rogue franchisees trying to sell Pepsi when you had a contract to sell coke and so it was a complicated system. But it's what turned McDonald's into the the biggest in the fastest growing fast food restaurant. The
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"speakeasy" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
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"speakeasy" Discussed on American History Tellers
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