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Guest Teacher Alain Hunkins How to Increase Your Impact and Influence by Building Your Credibility
"Today's guest teacher. Huggins is the author of cracking the leadership code, three secrets that building strong leaders if you want to get the first chapter for free, hang onto the end of the episode, Show you how you can get it on the sought after trainer Speaker, consultant, and coach for over twenty years. He's worked with big brands like Walmart Pfizer, City Group General Electric IBM? GM. State Farm Insurance Microsoft and more and today. He's GonNa break down how to build your credibility, your authority with your team with your actual clients with anybody who work with some simple steps you can take. This is especially important for new to this if you are. are dealing with new clients or you have new teams joining your team. The first thing everybody's thinking about when they meet you is, is this person? The real deal? Can I trust them? Will they deliver? Are they the leader I'm looking for? Is this the business or client I want to work with and that all boils down to are you credible? Let's make sure the answer is, yes. So I'm GONNA pass it onto onto, teach you today's guest teacher lesson, but I'll be back to rabbit today's episode and share with you that linked to get the free, first chapter of allowance book cracking the Leadership Code, but for now takeaway on. Hello there, my name is Alla. Pumpkins. Thank you for joining me today. Today. You how to increase your influence and impact five building your credibility. So, let's get down to business. I'd like to start by giving you thirty thousand foot high level overview of our lesson today. We'll start by looking at what credibility is. Then take a look at why it's so important, and then look at the three biggest actions you can take to build your credibility, but let's start with a story about a leader named Clint. Clint is the CO founder of a software company that's grown rapidly over the last three years. He's smart outgoing and he's great in front of customers. In fact, the sales team is nicknamed Clinton Midas because everything he touches turns to gold. However for all of Clint's strengths, he has this tragic flaw. He's consistently late for meetings ten, twenty, thirty minutes. Late is par for the course with Clinton sometimes even more. In Clint is also the master of excuses as to why he's late. He'll say, well, this customer meeting went long or this operational issue needed my time or gosh, the traffic from the airport was horrible. However is much as Clinton tries to explain and excuse his way out of it. His team is just not having it anymore. It's having an impact on engagement morale. In fact, two of Clint's direct reports have quit in the last week. And the sad truth is clint doesn't have a clue as to why and the reason because Clinton has never stopped to recognize the importance of credibility. So let's start and take a look. What exactly is credibility. Credibility comes from the Latin word credibility, which means worthy to believed. Credibility, is the main ingredient in trust and trust is the glue of human relationship. Turns out credibility shares the same etymological root as the word credit, which means alone or a thing entrusted to another. So, let's take a look at why that is so important. So if you want to influence others, you want them to do something because it's important to you. So, how did they decide if they're going to do it? Well, it's based on your relationship credit score. If you have a high credit score, you've proven yourself as a low risk, high return person and the other person is likely to help. They think you're a good investment. However, if you're a high risk low return person forget about it, they're not going to help fact is people own their own talents and skills, and they only offer them to you on loan. So having a high level of credibility or relationship credit score is your way of proving that you're worth loaning to. For people to truly follow you. They have to believe you're worth following. And how do they decide it's through your actions or is Albert Schweitzer the Nobel Prize winner. Put it. Example is not the main thing influencing others. It is the only thing. So. If you want to increase your influence and impact and others, you need to grow your credibility. To take a look at the top three things that you can do to make that happen. The first. Showing up on. Time to lesson from Clint. If I could only choose one practice to grow my credibility. I'd say show up on time you should treat your performance in this arena is a big deal. It is think about it for a moment. Timeliness is the easiest and most visible thing to measure sure either here or you're not. Fact is lateness is about much more than just a few wasted minutes. In life being on time is the most basic social contract that of presence. When you're late, your behavior sends a clear message. I have other things going on. That are more important than you are. And when you're on time, you send a clear message that you value the other person. So you to choose what's the message that you WanNa send and know that your actions speak a lot louder than your intentions. The second thing that you can do to grow your credibility is to do what you say you're GONNA do. You see when you open your mouth and promised to do something you cr- create expectations in those who are listening to you for them that promise is now this open psychological loop of tension that seeks resolution and it stays open nagging at them as they think, will they follow through or not? The fact is people crave closure. So every time you do what you say you're going to do you strengthen the connection between your words and your deeds, which is exactly what's meant by walking the talk when you walk your talk your seen as congruent and when you don't. You're not. You're out of integrity something's off, which is what Ralph Waldo Emerson Express when he said who you are speaks. So loudly, I can't hear what you're saying. See Doing. What you say you're going to do is the precise deficit of accountability. have. You ever wondered where accountability comes from. It comes from the world of accounting in finance. There's a balance sheet, there's on one side assets. The other side is liabilities and the to need to equal each other to be in account. Well, in human behavior, the two sides of your behavioral balance-sheet are what you say you're going to do. And what you actually did. And when you follow through and do what you say, you'll do the two sides balanced out and you're accountable. So a top tip around this. Do you say what you're GonNa do is write things down. Keep a written record of what you promised to do your way better off being someone who under promises and over delivers than the other way around. This means you have to be clear on your commitments and also be willing to say no from time to time. So. We've looked at our first two actions. Showing up on time doing what you say you're going to do our third one is around being consistent. This is the practice of doing what you say you're going to do not just once, but repeatedly multiple times over an extended period of time. When you start to build the deposits in that emotional bank account, your credit score goes up. The, no. One's going to throw you a party for showing up on time. However, the little things done over time compound and have a multiplier effect. As an example, take the CEO of Campbell Soup, a man called Doug. It now doug was CEO of Campbell Soup, for ten years and in his ten year period as the leader of Campbell's. Doug wrote Thirty Thousand Personal Handwritten. Thank you notes to his employees. Now, by the way over those ten years, Campbell's only had twenty thousand employees, and if you do the math, it works out to more than eight. Thank you notes per day seven days a week for ten years. Now, that's pretty incredible to me. Now, I'm not saying you need to start writing eight. Thank you know today, but I think Doug Conan's example of the power of consistently and showing how that multiplies and compounds over time is great. It's so easy in this world to think that we're too busy to do the important things. See if you WanNa know what a person values. Look at their calendar and see where they spend their time because that is the ultimate test of what you're truly valuing because ultimately, every action that you take will either strengthen or weaken your credibility and connection between. which either strengthens or weakens your influence and your impact.
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on Brooke and Jeffrey in the Morning
"Two years and four months of marriage. I give you guys that's not that's not very long If you're together forever. We realize that right men helping with household chores peaks just before the third anniversary finally can't rain. Well, beat him, and then something else happens at three years. Couples feel completely comfortable with one another and have a clear plan for their future moving with the door open, so they just gave up that car is when they're like, Well, he's not going to do the dishes that peaked already Give up. Just get used to it. Yeah, The only bad news is nothing else. Really positive happens from then on, there's there's a few glimmers here and there up. I actually I love being married. I love it. I have a great partner, you know. But what is your what is your partner field? Remember? There's two people in this book. It's not just.
The Covid-19 changes that could last long-term
"In 19 is probably never going to go away with or without a vaccine. But that doesn't mean the future will be quite as terrifying as the present is. We are joined now by Dr Veneto. Naturally, he is a Corona, virus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch. And he explains How we will adapt to this corona virus. Moving forward has a lot to do with immunity. Welcome to the program. Thank you. So why is it so hard? The first of all to eradicate this virus specifically Corona viruses. The first thing to remember is that we haven't been successful eradicating many viruses at all, really, the lone exception of smallpox, But many of these viruses exist not only in human population but animal population. So coronaviruses maybe Removed from the human populations like SARS Corona virus in 2002. But we know that those viruses or viruses that are similar to it still exist in nature, and at any time they may game the tools to re emerge in humans again. 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It spreads very easy, but unlike those it causes the severe disease. Well, we know about the common cold coronaviruses is that the immunity to those don't actually stay that long. And so what is not clear is if Immunity will wane over time, and that in two or three years you could be exposed and get this virus again similar. He got a common cold coronaviruses every few years. On the other end of that. Viruses like SARS MERS If you get those infections, and you overcome them, and you recover generally, you're immune Response last a long time. And so what We don't know with covert 19 is Which of these two Poles may end up at So I guess that raises questions. First of all about a vaccine how effective it will be. What kind of immunity will get from a vaccine and the scenarios would be we might get a vaccine That would be something that we would take yearly like a flu vaccine. Or maybe it would be more akin to vaccines That would give you one shot. And then you're immune for life. Those this sort of two options. Yeah, I think there's probably somewhere in between. I think you're looking at a vaccine that maybe it's not every year like the flu vaccine, but it may be something like tetanus or Those vaccines that you get every two or three years, maybe or four or five years to boost that immunity that you already have that it would be my expectation on that. So I guess this is the big question. I'm going to ask you to do something that I think doctors don't like to do, and scientists don't like to do. Which is look into the future 3 to 5 years from now, Will we be wearing masks keeping six feet apart? How will we have to change our behavior to co exist with this virus that isn't going to go away? Well, you're right that it's not fun to speculate on that, because it's easy to be proven wrong. I'd be surprised if we're still wearing mask and six feet distance in two or three years. 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Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine
"To end a shipyard strike in main production workers and Navy ship builder Bath ironworks may have a deal to end a strike that stretch for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement goes before the 4300 members of the machinist local SX for approval later this month. Production workers went on strike June 22nd over key issues on subcontracting, seniority and work rules. A tentative agreement retains the company's proposal for annual wage increases of 3% over three years, along with some healthcare improvements. Last strike in 2000 lasted 55 days. Rhonda roster
Officials resign in Lebanon in wake of deadly blast
"A growing fury in Lebanon as the country deals with the aftermath of a huge explosion in Beirut that has left 300,000 people homeless. And at least 160 people dead. Protests have erupted yesterday, Demonstrators staged mock hangings of top officials demanding they resigned. A few members of parliament have Meanwhile, the political elite point fingers at each other for the failure to secure the huge cache of ammonium nitrate that caused the blast. Nadim Curie is Thie, executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative team and the former head of Lebanon's human rights Watch office and his watch. Lebanon have to rebuild calamity after calamity and he joins us now to discuss what's happening. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. Your grandmother lives near the port. Can you tell me how she and your other family members are doing? No, they survived. Almost miraculously, when you see the damage that happened to their building and how close they were to the explosion, they survived with minor scratches. Most of my friends and neighbors from that area everyone has a survival story. It was often a question of seconds of luck of a door that protected them from a flying glass and so forth. Most Lebanese have stories of survival over the last 23 decades, escaping bombs escaping now this explosion, But this time it really that the scale of it is shocking for listeners with don't know Beirut, it happened. Very close to the major entry point of the city. This was also the area where most of the restaurants, cafes and bars were so really, it's an attack that sort of at the heart of the city. The Lebanese have started to protest again. Government corruption They had been doing that for most of last year. What makes this kind of endemic corruption different in Lebanon? Than in other places where it might exist in Lebanon. The corruption has now become part of the A of the political system of the country. The so called you know, Secretary in Cassock Schimmel system You cannot appoint A single official. Whatever the rank is without going through the client, illest IQ sectarian networks off what we call the Sarma, the sectarian leaders. Now, why is this corrupt Because that means you cannot hold a single official responsible without going through these traditional sectarian client ballistic networks, so we should say here. Of course, Ever since the Civil war in Lebanon. What has been put in place? Is that a sort of government that is set up Tio Cater to different sectarian interests in the country. Yes, This is how it officially gets described. But in practice, what we've discovered is that it's really a system that caters to six oligarchs who are corrupt. They are of different confessions. And they pretend to speak in the name ofthe their sectarian group by saying we defend this confessional group. All services for the group have to flow through us. But in practice what the Lebanese have been discovering over the years is They're not protecting anyone but their own pockets and their cronies, pockets and the system in a way, it's a bit like a cancer. It started initially, supposedly for the High level positions to ensure that all communities are represented, but almost like a cancer that is spreading through the body politick. It has now circulated down to every single layer of administration of our government's so even when you go to the port of Beirut You know, the porters that are getting named, depend on a political leader, appointing them And why did they do that? Because this is how they keep them in line and this is how they get their political loyalty. It's a system of patronage, essentially. So what needs to happen then? In your view to move the country forward. The main Demand today is tohave a salvation government off people that are outside off the existing political class. This would be a government that has a clear mandate to steer the ship through the economic crisis that would have the trust of the people. It would be an exceptional situation for two or three years just to stabilize the ship. And adopt affair addict oral law and have elections in two or three years, which hopefully we'll see the emergence of new political parties. I must ask you a someone who watches Lebanon A someone who is Lebanese. Are you concerned that this might be a tipping point? It is a tipping point if we do not get rid of this political class All of Lebanon's talents. Those who can leave will leave in the coming 12 months. They no longer want to live in that country because they see a state that is killing them slowly and they're not just killing them with these explosions there, killing them with the corruption, which makes the environment unlivable. Lebanon now has one of the highest cancer rates. It's killing them with the economy, the country can be rebuilt. Unfair er better basis, but it's clear now that this cannot happen While the current political class remains in place. I realize what we're talking about is really a fight as to who's going to stay in Lebanon. It's day or us
2-year-old Atlanta boy accidentally shot in the head, police say
"Toddler was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after shooting himself in the head, according to Atlanta police. Police say the two year old boy found the loaded gun in his home and it seems shot himself accidentally. Officer Anthony Grant says investigators were questioning multiple people in that home. It's at least the second serious gun accident and Georgia's largest city in recent weeks. A three year old Atlanta boy died July 28th after shooting himself.
Police: Atlanta toddler shoots self after finding gun
"A toddler is in critical condition Saturday after shooting himself in the head according to Atlanta police police say the two year old boy found a loaded gun in his home and it seems shot himself accidentally officer Anthony grant says investigators were questioning multiple people in that home it's at least the second serious gun accident in Georgia's largest city in recent weeks a three year old Atlanta boy died July twenty eighth after shooting himself in the head I'm Julie Walker
Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands
"Hundreds of thousands of bikers are attending the eightieth Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota most without masks despite fears it could lead to a massive corona virus outbreak Michael Kevin love's been road six hundred miles from Minnesota and says he's not wearing a mask and was surprised at how many showed up this year they're still lined up and found people still in our case really only see somebody there's ladies that know whatever the mask on but about it yeah okay everybody still partying hearty but the corona viruses change some things as Bob Graham's marking his thirty six three year people there's many masters I thought there would be we have to put down the streets were Sturgis organizer say two hundred and fifty thousand could show up I'm Julie Walker
2-year-old in critical condition after shooting himself at Atlanta home
"Atlanta Police confirm a two year old boy accidentally shot himself in northwest Atlanta. The shooting happened this morning at a home off Del Rey Street. The boy has been taken to the hospital in critical condition. This is the second accidental shooting of a child in Atlanta in recent weeks, a three year old boy died in southwest Atlanta after he accidentally shot himself in the
Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike
"Legislation earlier this summer that would require all incoming freshman at Cal State universities to taken ethnic studies class listener. Michael Variety asked our Bay curious team this question I've heard that there was actually a revolution in the Bay Area for an ethnic studies field. Is this true? And how did it happen? The short answer. Yes, it's true. Reporter assault A sonnet. Poor tells us how it went down during the longest student strike in US history. It was November of 1968. The US was 13 years into the Vietnam War. American soldiers hiking their way through the sweaty jungles of South Vietnam, searching for enemy Martin Luther King had been assassinated earlier that year, and the Black Panther Party demanded systemic change for black communities plagued by poverty and police brutality. That's what black students at San Francisco State wanted to bury. Proves to be a member ofthe last. This is Nesbitt Crutchfield. He started studying at San Francisco State in 1967 and soon joined the black student union. It was the very 1st 1 in the country. It was very clear to me that Black soon Union representative. Very progressive. Among black spoons at state among black students in the very but just a small percentage of black students went to SF State admission rates for minority students had dwindled down to just 4%. Even those 70% of students in the SF Unified School District for from minority backgrounds is a black person you expected for all intensive purposes. To be one of the very few black people in whatever classroom laboratory auditorium. The U. N was overwhelmingly white. Amidst that whiteness black students were hungry to study their own history. The black student union had been pushing the university to create a black studies department for nearly three years. But administrators resisted the idea. was an era of young people asking questions and want to transform their communities. Jason Ferreira is a professor in the Department of Race and Resistance at San Francisco State College of ethnic studies. And that impulse that That hunger to transform one's communities is actually what forms the basis of ethnic studies. It's around this time that Penny no. Okatsu was grappling with her own questions about race and identity. We want Asian Americans, then we were Orientals. An Oriental is a term that was imposed on us by the largest society, so starting to use the term Asian American was a way of taking back er. Our own destiny. Henny became a member of a student organization called the Asian American Political Alliance. It was just one of many ethnic student organizations popping up on campus and an early fall of 1968. These organizations banded together in formed a coalition, the Third World Liberation Front. And at that particular time, third world referred to the Non Aligned Countries are cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was synonymous with how we might use people of color today. English professor and Black Panther. George Murray was one of San Francisco state's most influential anti Vietnam organizers. Students loved Murray, but his outspoken politics didn't sit well with us of state administrators. The war in Vietnam is racist. That is the law that crackers like Johnson are using black soldiers and poor white soldiers of Mexican soldiers as dupes and fools to fight against people of color. In Vietnam. The board of trustees fired Murray over Comment like this one on November 1st 1968 5 days later, the black student union and the Third World Liberation Front joined together and went on strength in aspic, Crutchfield says Despite coming from different backgrounds, the strikers had a clear goal. I wanted to find out and be educated about ourselves, and we could not get that the nobody getting educated Initially, strikers did things like cherry bombs in toilets and check out tons of books at once in order to overwhelm the school's library system, But almost immediately, administrators invited police on campus. Jason Ferreira says they swarmed the school armed with five foot batons. Students responded by throwing rocks and cursing out the police. Police came down heavy hard, and they just began cracking skulls Strikers carried on anyway. Penny No. Okatsu was protesting on January 23rd 1969. In what many call the mass bust. Two lines of police came up and basically surrounded the over 500 people who were there for the rally and tracked all of the individuals who are part with that net police charged at students, Penny says it was one of the bloodiest and most frightening days of the entire strike. That was a military movement, literally a practice orchestrated military movement. Hundreds were arrested. Virtually all of the individuals arrested head Tio spend some jail time. There are real consequences to having participated in that event. It's up two more months. But eventually in March, administrators and strikers negotiated a deal after five months of protesting the school agreed to many striker demands. They promised to accept virtually all non white applicants for fall of 1969 and they agreed to establish a college of ethnic studies, the first in the country. Class is about communities of color. Ethnic studies is a way of embracing all of the cultures that make up not just this country, but with the world. And if we don't understand each other, how we're going to get along. I'm a solace on before the news For more details
That history should not repeat: Hiroshimas storytellers
"Seventy, five years ago, this week, the B twenty, nine, bomber, Nola gay dropped little boy, the world's first use of an atomic weapon. At Eight fifteen in the morning of August six Japanese time. The first atomic thumb has done enemy talk. It detonated over. Hiroshima immediately killing around one hundred and forty. Thousand People I'm was aimed to explode about zero point. In the city at the junction of. Untold River. Three days later, another stroke sake. As Japan marks the anniversary, it hopes to keep the wartime memories alive using the stories of people who survived the attacks. On all. Holland. But the average age of survivors is now over eighty three. But those. This'll be the last chance to hear from those witnesses during a major anniversary. August sixth nineteen forty five was supposed to be a day off for seventeen year old. Takeo to Toco. No Snyder is the economists Tokyo Bureau chief. She had made plans to meet two girlfriends at eight fifteen owning at a train station on the west side of Shema. She was running late, and then she stepped outside, she saw flash and heard a bang. Which you regained consciousness, she found herself lying thirty meters away a mushroom cloud rising over the city. People with charts skin peeling from their arms rushing over a nearby hillside. Mr K. Ohka left's to look for her mother. and. Found rivers filled with bodies took her six days to locate her mom who is still miraculously alive. Mom lived for another twenty two years. We stuck ohka became a prominent voice amongst the hypocrisy shower, atomic bomb survivors, atomic sufferers. Telling Her story abroad many times in hopes of preventing atomic bombs from ever being used again. I heard this tale from her daughter. He got no. Mario. Who's part of a fascinating unique project underway in both your Sima Nagasaki to help preserve the stories, of Hypoxia, for generations to come to, how does this project work? So there are still some hundred and thirty thousand living. inbox. Amiss. Gone. But their average age is now over eighty three and the number who can tell their stories publicly is declining drastically. Just. You got the fact that could have done this. So the city government's in both fishermen sake have been recruiting scores of volunteers like music Otieno to become what they call dense Shosha or legacies successors. These are essentially memory keepers, people who learned the stories of the hypoxia down to the most gruesome details in order to be able to retell them with power and veracity for years into the future do. So the volunteers in, Hiroshima, have to go through a rather rigorous course, three years of study training discussion with hypoxia before they're allowed to retell the stories in public. Ms Higashi, no is somewhat unusual in that. She inherited own story, most of the Dan Shosha, take on a stranger's burden. And it simply because that's that generation of of survivors passing that the these city governments have started this program. Yeah, it is. It's really reflective of the anxiety that many people in here, C.`mon, Nagasaki and throughout Japan feel about fading wartime memories I'm what will happen. Once this generation firsthand witnesses passes away the city governments and the peace museums. Atomic bomb museums in both cities have been collecting and recording testimony for many years. But this then social program is away, they hope to preserve these memories in living form to retain the emotional impact. The comes from searing these stories from another human being. and. So where does this fit in with the the wider of up the bombing of of the war in Japan? For Japan, the Hiroshima Experience became central to wartime memory and park has some scholars have argued because it allows victim narrative to dominate shifting the focus away from the atrocities Japanese soldiers committed abroad in Asia and the Pacific certainly oaks in China and Korea have bristled at the lack of context that some of the retailing's of the aroma and Nagasaki experiences or trey. and. If you look at Japan today, it's of course, wrestling a new with the legacy of the Second World War and its aftermath in particular the constitution that America imposed on Japan after the war, which renounces war bars Japan from maintaining armed forces. In practice, Japan does maintain a powerful military which it calls the Self Defense Forces and its Prime Minister Obey Shinzo years has hoped to change the constitution to revise the constitution in order to make explicit that Japan's military is constitutional and and perhaps to expand the limits of what they're allowed to do. Curiously, the public still supports maintaining the postwar constitution. So in short pacifism is still deep seated in today's Japan. and. What about the the the effort of auction others to to learn the lessons of the second. World War d? How does nuclear non-proliferation look at this stage from where you are. Well. This is another source for concern. Of course, non-proliferation efforts in recent years have been faltering just this January. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It's doomsday clock. It's subjective measure of our proximity to self-annihilation closer to midnight than anytime since its establishment in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, seven, the hawks are are pleased and take solace in the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in two, thousand, seventeen, it invokes there unacceptable suffering in its preamble and a nod to how the memory of interesting Nagasaki continues to shape non-proliferation efforts globally yet at the same time, no country with nuclear weapons has signed up to that treaty neither has Japan in fact, which shelters under America's nuclear umbrella. And, and how does that sit with Hypoxia at this stage at this anniversary being marked. I spoke with US Akihiko the governor of the prefecture, and he expressed the view that I heard from many others both your seem sake, which was a wish that Japan would use its moral authority as the only victim of atomic weapons to push harder for their abolition. The hypocrisy. Have Long gramps and spoken about abolishing the bomb before the last houses away. Just to make the do. You call. You can. That's unlikely. But the hypocrisy hope that their stories at the very least. Deter the world from ever using his weapons again. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much for having me.
Music podcast celebrates Indias neighbours
"Iheartmedia the owner of Heart Radio says that it's podcast revenue grew one hundred and three percents here on Aaron. Quarter to the total digital revenue is ninety three million dollars unique podcast listeners group I thirty percent here on downloads grew by sixty two percent revenue for the quarter across the company however was down by forty-six percents complain the pandemic for that. You can read a full quite from Bob Pittman talking about exclusive whether they're a good idea or not in podcasting our show notes and our newsletter today. On track has published its top US publishers list for July Two Thousand Twenty Iheart is now number one for unique monthly audience in the US as well as global downloads beating NPR in both rankings. ABC is now measured alongside ESPN. The rancor only measures participating publishers. An SEC filing states that lip since former CEO Christopher Spencer who resigned on July thirty first will continue to be paid until the end of this year, he ends four hundred thousand dollars. He'll get a bonus of one, hundred, seventy seven, thousand dollars in early January he'll van to hundred and fifteen thousand dollars a year for his role is senior adviser until the end of February twenty, twenty three for which he'll have to work a maximum of eight hours a month. Lipson will also pay spencer four million dollars to buy back shares that he holds. The Board of lips includes those who last year criticized the company for outsized executive pay I'd like to say something sarcastic here. Row Quarter highlights a surge in tippety around sports podcasts. What's happening in House sports? PODCASTERS can take advantage the pre events for the fest global. Summits Twenty Twenty have been happening all week we linked to a bunch of recordings today. Dearest is a new exclusive podcast on spotify in Indonesian. It focuses on letters written and read by writers, musicians and actors, and it's made by Journalism podcast company K B our prime and a number of additional podcast hosts. Now, allowing you to submit your podcasts to the yet to be launched Amazon music and audible podcasts service some people are giving you a backstage link it works for anyone on any Host by the way. Welcome to a special episode of our humble indie music podcast made an India India Center seventy, three years of independence next week. But India's Music Indie podcast made in India. Wants to remind us that I, love for music isn't defined by geographic boundaries it'll produce three shows focusing on music from India's neighbors and the cat returns to audio with a new weekly podcast from the Vox media podcast network avery truthful man is host leading an ensemble voices engaged in the conversations that matter most to women and those who loved them. It returns on August nineteen
Phil Schiller Moving on to Become 'Apple Fellow'
"Talk about retired Phil he's just he's got a glow about him. Phil Schiller has decided to call it quits at apple and I can't say that I'm surprised he hasn't really been front and center for a while and seeing how they had steve jobs transition and Johnny. I have now transitioned out of their roles. This seems to be the game plan. You just stop showing up on stage appearing in the. People kind of forget about you but you're still there you still doing your job they quietly transition you out of your role, and then they quietly announced that they're leaving and they become an apple fellow, which is what happened to Phil. Schiller. He's now an apple fellow you WanNa take this story here. Lewis, I'm not like sure when the whole thing. Yeah. Sure. Yeah. So he a fill is going to continue to report directly to apple CEO Tim Cook in the new position as apple fellow, and he's going to continue leading the APP store and Apple Events Greg Jaaz Joswiak is fronts Joswiak I like that name as Joswiak Josh. It's actually very bizarre. Isn't it? That would go from Wozniak Joswiak? It's almost like a a word jumble. Quite odd. Anyway, Jaaz is going to take over a shortage previous role over the years. You know he's had a lot to do it apple and he's been there for like you think what? You say eighty seven he's like he's been there since eighty seven checkout this quotes. been a dream come true for me to work apple and so many products I love all these great friends, Steve? Tim. and Sony More I. I started Apple when I was twenty seven. Wow this year I turned sixty. That's a long time to be at the same. So, what is I? Guess that's thirty three years I. Guess It is Chess Wild. Yeah. And what did he say? He said I'll keep working here as long as they will have me I bleed six colors but I also want to make some time in the years ahead from my family friends and a few personal projects I care deeply about. Some people were saying that last statement personal projects. I. Care Deeply about. It's an interesting time to say that because right after he said that. John Processors Youtube Account was hacked. Right. I'm sure that a coincidence. Alert. Blocked John Browser on twitter and finally he's likes. Just a project in mind crack. And he just started typing loudly with two. He only uses two fingers. It's two index fingers, right? Because he's owed sees old school. But he was sitting there looking down to this keyboard looking back up at the screen and he just John Prosser got what was coming coming to him. Took a write down what a bitcoin scam.
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Here's the specs. The yacht is called illusions at first was I thought it was called the illusion or illusions. It's just called illusions talking heads. It's one hundred and eight feet long. It has a false staff also chef. It has four state rooms I think stay room in this context means bedroom. But I'm not sure whatever they are. Whatever state rooms are illusions has four of them. Illusions is a big enough boat that it comes with other boats and vehicles that ride on top of it. It comes with two jet skis and sixteen foot long jetboat. It's boat that comes with the boat. I do not know my way around a yacht. I do own a row boat but I don't know anything about you. Know the makings of a good state room if I laid down in one for a nautical nap. But I'll tell you for news purposes. You should know that boats that make the news they tend to have a paper trail online, and so I think this might be the boat in question. This might be illusions when you google illusions yacht at least this is the bad boy that pops up and it does have the the hike embedded jet skis and the vote and the fancy bedrooms and all the rest of it. The reason I went on a very pleasurable Internet. Deep dive for this today. Is that some good ship illusions some yacht of that name. has now been cited as evidence in a long long long long list of allegations of fraud and multimillion dollar self-dealing at the NRA at the national, Rifle Association in a lawsuit that was filed today by New York Attorney. General Letitia James The NRA as an organization is chartered in New York. It has been chartered in New York for well over one hundred years. As a New York institution as a New York charitable institution, it has to follow the rules and laws for nonprofits operating in New York. And according to the Attorney General's lawsuit, the longtime president of the NRA Wayne Lapierre often stayed on the illusions yacht without paying for it. Those trips were present from one of the NRA's vendors with Mr Lapierre getting the US you know the chef and the jet skis and presumably all four state rooms for free. What he didn't do was disclose his acceptance of what The New York ag alleges was this very, very expensive gift on the NRA's financial disclosures in that is something that is required by New York state. Law. From the lawsuit quote Mr Peres testimony to the attorney general he said that the reason he failed to disclose the use of the was for security reasons and because he considered the to have been used for legitimate. A legitimate business per best. But wait there's more according to the New York Attorney General Wayne Lapierre spent five hundred thousand dollars of the NRA's money. That's NRA donors right are members providing money to the NRA for its purpose is a nonprofit instead. Up here is taking a half million dollars of that money to spend specifically on private airplane flights to the Bahamas and back for his family at least eight times over just the last three years. The Attorney General says he spent more than thirteen million dollars of the NRA's money on a private travel consultant arranging additional private flights in luxury cars for him and his family. Over the last six years there was also at least one African Safari for Wayne Lapierre and his wife which the says they improperly accepted from another NRA vendor. The AG. Ticks off lots of fancy Christmas gifts for law peers, friends, and family and golf club membership fees and a twelve thousand dollars hotel bill at the four seasons not for weighing up here but for his niece. Over the course of four years, the lawsuit alleges that Wayne Lapierre was reimbursed for more than a million dollars worth of personal expenses straight out of the NRA's coffers. So. Your uncle with the NRA sticker on the back of his pickup. decided to put up there because it shows that he's an NRA member do-or-die he's been dutifully giving them their money. He's been like putting. Lapierre's niece up in the four seasons and flying Wayne in his family back and forth at the Bahamas. That membership money's been going to. The lawsuit filed today is over one hundred, fifty pages. The New York Attorney General Letitia James sets out in fairly stunning detail her case for how the president of the NRA and several of his top lieutenants drained more than sixty four, million dollars out of the NRA for their own personal gain over a very short period of time just over a period of a few years.
New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association
"Their own pockets. For years, the diverted millions and millions of dollars away from its charitable mission for personal use by senior leadership to award contracts to the financial gain of close associates and family. It appeared to Dole out lucrative. No show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty. Thiss lawsuit specifically charges the array as a whole. In addition to four individual defendants, one first individual longtime executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who has been the face Of the way for decades to former treasurer and chief financial Officer Wilson Woody Phillips, three former chief of staff in the executive director of operations Joshua Powell, and four corporate secretary in general counsel John Fraser. These individuals in the area are charged with failing to manage the NRA's funds and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws, which contributed to the loss of more than $64 million in just three years. Letitia James is the New York state attorney general. Shortly after the New York lawsuit was announced, the attorney general of Washington, D. C. Filing a similar complaint against the foundation, which is the groups A D. C based terrible organization. Also on allegations of misusing charitable funds on Twitter. The NRA is calling today's lawsuit a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms It fights to defend. The president also tweeting about it today and making these comments at the White House Before heading to Ohio. I just heard about that. That is a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I told him that for a long time I think they should move to Texas. Texas would be a great place for to another state off they're using, But I would say that Texas would be a great place in an appropriate place for the NRA has been going on for a long time. They've been absolutely decimated by the cost of that lawsuit on. It's very sad, but I would suggest that that's what they should be doing from those comments from the president and one of the note from the NRA, which says the organization quote will not shrink from this fight. We will confront it and we will prevail in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network
David Archer previews the Atlanta Falcons
"The Atlanta Falcons will do so with a former Falcons quarterback. Now he is their longtime color analysts on the radio network for Atlanta. And that is David Archer. David Hope all is. Well. Thanks for doing this. When we look at the Falcons, they made a big offseason acquisition getting Todd Gurley We don't know where the health is of Todd Gurley. What do you expect at a Todd Gurley coming over from l. A to Atlanta for this upcoming season? Well, be honest with you. I think we're expecting a lot of early and mainly in the Red zone. If you look at Todd Gurley's numbers, even with with so called quote unquote down near Around 900 yards rushing, still had 12 touchdowns. All 12 of those touchdowns came in the red Zone, and I think that Atlanta if they could find a way to run the football down close Help three up the talented weapons that Ryan has on the perimeter. Now, listen, you have a little bit more of a potent attack a little bit more looking a little bit more like what? You looked like a 16 when Avante Freeman and Tevin Coleman. We're carrying the ball down there close and created that problem in the run game. Atlanta has not had that over the last couple of seasons. I think that's where they expect Todd Gurley to make his main hey is down there in the red Zone. With the way that you probably have to manage his reps as a running back the rest of the running back room. Is there something that jumps out to you? Yeah, I think it's a good group. Really Do I think that when you look at Brian, Ill in the way, Brian Gillis Kamani together that Hawkins drafted a couple of years ago, Brian Handsome solid moments a year ago. Quadri Allyson. Kid at Pittsburgh rookie from a year ago. Uh, kind of woke himself. A little bit of a roll is a short yardage guy. Â£225 Goal line Guy, four touchdowns. Hopefully, you know, Smith can come back. He was injured in the game a year ago. I believe against the Rams in which he was trying to pick up a Blitzer, which he shouldn't be here should be doing, but he is an outstanding receiver out of the backfield. And a good change of pace back at the back, So they get to three young guys that I think you could lean on. And like you said, Take some of that. Load off. Assad, Girl. Let's get to the next down. And when we do so, we take a look at Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. The two big names in that organization. Do you still believe that this team could be a play off team once again with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones? I do, but it's you know, obviously, it's about you know your supporting cast and you do some things on the other side of the ball, and I'm sure there's a question you've got to worry about the defense's side the football, But there there's a little area in the offensive line. The left guard has been a little bit leaky, right guard's been a little bit leaky because of some injuries and things that they could shore up that into your part of the offensive line. Ryan's Like most classic quarterbacks climb in the pocket. They got to be able to give him that opportunity. Do so if you get into your pressure and accurate from problems, one game will help in that regard, but Yeah. Julio Jones, 16 seconds, 1300 yard seasons. Matt Ryan, nine consecutive 4000 yard seasons. I don't see the one those guys backing off. When you talk about that offensive line to follow up on that I'm a big fan of Matt Hennessy. Being a temple grad, really smart football player puts in a lot of work. Is he going to make an immediate impact in your number one? Yeah, There's always a question that he's certainly in the mix to be the starting guard. There's no question about that. I think that there's ah lot excitement around when he brings the table and and obviously the heir apparent, Alex Mack, probably its center. So Alex back in a little bit longer to still have a good football any But I need to put some guys around him that Khun taken, it could be in there and we had German Brown and James Carpenter guys that could not stay on the field. There was some solid moments from those two big veteran players, but they did not stay on the field and consistency. In the interior specialist that left guard spotted Kennedy ultimately will probably win that job and be the starter that guard let's get to the next down. All right, David Archer. When they flip the switch here and go to the other side of the ball defensively, it was an up and down year for the defense, but it seemed like they did finish in a better spot than what they did earlier on in the season. You could probably say that for the entire team with the Atlanta Falcons this division. Is loaded with offensive talent. You know what the Saints are. Now you have Tom Brady and the division with Tampa Bay, and I'll be curious to see what Teddy Bridgewater does with the Panthers. What's your read on the Falcons defense entering 2020 Well, it's an uncertain situation obviously went on God. Dante Fowler, Dad's pressure off the edge contact. McKinley realized what they thought they had when they drafted him a couple of years and the number one spot picked up Charles Haley, who, ironically, was in the same draft. And raided a route the same attack McKinley are Charles Harris. I'm sorry. Charles. Charles Charles Haley. Right way. I'd like to have the guy that was rushing the pastor there for both the Cowboys in the 40 Niners. That would be great, but Harris. He does have some raw talent there. Can't he realize that I'm the Falcon Tutelage will have to wait and see Grady dear. It's an emerging star in the tackle position and Marlon Davidson, Vienna and an interesting ad, a guy that has the versatility to play inside. Maybe in past situations and also play the perimeter as a 34 defensive didn't run down situations. The answer at all Burn second round draft pick of the fact that they think they've upgraded their defensive line. It'll have to be upgraded because you get extremely young secondary. Probably gonna have a rookie a corner starting your nickels, a second year guy in your other corners of third year, guys, So there's a lot of young players on the perimeter need to get some pass rush speed up the thought process for the quarterback. Let's get to the final down. Alright. I'm surprised that Dan Quinn is Bacca's the head football coach for the Lancer Falcons. What does he have to do this year to keep his job and Is that seats the warm because, like I said, I was surprised that they brought him back for this year. It is warm. I think that it's fortunate they brought him back because of the current situation with the pandemic and the uncertainties, so some continuity certainly has played into Atlanta Falcons off season. I think they've had a solid offseason, much as you can, with the limitations. They're attached to this year, So I think that it was good in retrospect that, uh, Mr Black decided to keep Dan Quint on, but I think he's got there. They've got a bit pushed for a playoff spot. I think they've got to be. They can't come out of the box one in seven. It's got to be a team. It's in the hunt of the entire way. As you said, it's going to be outstanding division with outstanding quarterback play, but they have to be in the hunt to be a part of the postseason play. If they do that. And I think the fans will be a little bit of stab on the wound for the fans. But if you get out to a slow start, it would not surprise me. If if Mr Blank made some kind of decision mid season on coach Boy and I think, coach when is the right guy for the job Now it's put up or shut up. He scored a touchdown will go for two here Oscar. One more question This team was 11 5 We all know the deal they were in the Super Bowl blew the 28 23 lead. The next year, they did go 10 and six, the last two years. It's seven and nine. If you had to identify the biggest reason why this team has regressed, and I know they've had some injuries to but overall if it's not the health of the team, what's the biggest thing that you look at? Why this team wasn't able to recreate that magic from 2016 and 2017? I think their inconsistency ball on both sides of the football in conversion, down situations and in the red zone. I think Atlanta's done a great job of moving the ball from 20 to 20 But when they get in the red zone, they bogged down and settle for too many threes. And I think in turn the defense's side of the football. What about 22 23 scoring defense coming up 25 points a game. They've got to find a way to get more stops in the red zone. That's probably the answer that you could probably get from all teams struggled and not made the playoff teams, but I certainly think That that's identifiable with the Falcons over the last couple years, the inability down deep in the red Zone both on offensive defense, Julio Jones, he's Ah Hall of Fame player. We all know that one of the better wide receivers in the league He's only had one year of double digit touchdowns, going back to 2012 when he had 10 TUC maybe 10 touchdowns in his fortunes this year. Well, I think he's certainly capable of it. But you got an outstanding receiver on the other side of Calvin Ridley, who's realized his abilities down in the red Zone Pretty close. I think Aidan hearse is going to be a seamless transition from Austin Hooper tight end spot So there are a lot of weapons from that Ryan to get the football too. Don't forget Todd Gurley and how good he is at the back catching the football as well. So I I would say no, I think he's going to be 89 touchdowns. I don't think he goes double digits, but I think there's a lot of guys around him. They're going to score touchdowns. Look for guys somewhere between 13 14 guys catch touchdown passes issue. Say that we appreciate it. Thanks so much. You be well, my
Elizabeth Wetmore: Valentine
"Today. I'm very pleased and excited. My favorite thing on bookworm is when I'm talking to a first novelist. And it someone whose work I have not previously known my guest on the show today is a booth wet more Beth wet more. Her book is called Valentine. It's published by Harper and it's novel. Beth. Wet more is fifty three years old and this is her first. Book, she's published many short stories in many of the best literary journals, the Kenyon, Review Colorado Review but this is her first time in hardcover. Tell me Beth what feel nights is finally see the book in hardcover. Well. It's all been a little unreal honestly. I worked on the book for a long time and I was ready to have the editor sort of wrestle out of my hands. Honestly I think if if she hadn't wrestled it out of my hands, I'd probably still be tinkering with it to tell you the truth and even now I occasionally spot a sentence or a paragraph that I think, Oh, I'd like to have a do over on that. But on the whole, it's been wonderful and surprising to me I think I. Expected The book to come out very quietly and and so it's been. Marvelous to see how many people have reacted to it in such a positive way and how meaningful it's been to some people. Yes the book has made its debut as number two when it came out on the New York Times bestseller list and it's set where Beth was born in West Texas in Odessa. Now, if you're me, you think Odessa that's near where my family come from in Russia this is Odessa in. West Texas how does it get its name? Well it depends on who you ask You know the they're part of Texas was settled pretty late in the early eighteen eighty s and depending on on what piece of local you believe it was it was named Odessa in part because of the sort of grasslands that that people said resembled the Odessa in Ukraine. And and and that's really been the most sort of certain story I've heard. No was Texas. is known for its. Economy. I'm sure most of my listeners will know this but what is an oil patch? Well. Odessa is in the Permian Basin which is about eighty, six, thousand square miles inside. So and and of course, West Texas and. is is even more vast right than the Permian basin and it's an oil and natural gas rich region of the country I read recently actually that actually until the until the pandemic, it was on pace to outpace Saudi Arabia for the biggest production in world in the next five years That's slow down and been derailed a little bit by the pandemic of course but it's so an oil patches you know a a part of the world where that is the single economy oil and natural gas. It's not a particularly pretty place in the world at least not by most people's standards I think it's beautiful. There's no other way to make a living out there other than working oil and natural gas and Odessa where I grew up on differs slightly from it sort of sister city, of Midland, which is about twenty three miles away in the sense that Odessa's a very working class town most of the people who live and work in Odessa do the. Blue collar work of the oil patch. So they work is the roughnecks and pipe lawler's and fitters and water haulers and That's still even today a pretty male dominated industry women in that part of the world tend to work in support roles as bartenders and waitresses preschool teachers, teachers, that sort of thing So that's where I grew up.
Final Derby Dress Rehearsals
"The favourite for Saturday's travers stakes is the Belmont stakes winner Tis the law, the owners of the law, a group of fairly regular guys from the Saratoga area they go by Saka. Toga stables are the same guys who owned funny side the winner of the two, thousand, three, Kentucky Derby and preakness they showed up to each triple crown race in a yellow school bus, not a limo. It was a scene to which many of us could relate but I'm going to give you a comparison of two other. Owners of horses running in Saturday's travers they are and Lori Hall who owned the Third Place Finisher in the Belmont Max Player and Orlando and Jonathan Noda who liked their travers entrant I line are the longest of longshots George Hall is the founder of a Hedge Fund, the Clinton Group that company's assets reached a high of five and a half billion dollars in two thousand, sixteen. Orlando Noda is a thirty one year old trainer who co all of his horses with his brother. Jonathan who's in the car business? George Hall and his wife Lori sold a six level. Manhattan penthouse in two thousand seventeen for somewhere around thirty eight million dollars. Orlando notice biggest return on investment so far has been the horse not loves a fight who not claimed for ten thousand dollars in May of two, thousand nineteen and whose win a month later represented his trainers I ever. T loves a fight won four races for his trainer and finished second last week in the John Morrissey at Saratoga. You. Get the idea Max player for George and Lori. Hall won the withers stakes back in February and finished third in the Belmont. STAKES IN JUNE FIRST LINE FOR ORLANDO. Noda just earned his first win in four tries and he's returning on only ten days rest to take on an imposing field. But if his trainers story is any harbinger, don't count first line out and we are pleased to welcome to win the game for the first time the trainer of First Line Orlando Noda what went into the decision to turn this horse around in just ten days. The horse came out of it good and I nominated him prior to even run especially. Like figure that especially wasn't GonNa go I was I was GONNA test my luck there and restaurant him because. The horse had shown me talent ever since I had him and I think got strike while the iron is hot right now and everything is just clicking on all cylinders. So I. Think we're just going to give it a go is not every day that we can have a three year old peak at the right time via because of this corona virus that maybe I might might just be able to pull off the upset and get my derby points that that I high horse up about the beginning. You would said to a couple of racing aficionados over the winter that you had a derby horse and first line what made you think that then Oh no the horses super talented it from the first time that we breathed him. We knew we had something special. I'm not the lightest of riders and horses just noting on track with me and I just can't picture it. Any other way because everything has played out to where it should as he broke his. Maiden here in Saratoga and I think the past two races, six furlongs, it was just the the too short for him for his long strident. He just went comfortable and those fractions buying the mollering Nathan not many horses hold up biting the whole time that they are at the top of the stretch hometown in first line and they've been at it. Right from the START I line on the outside pokes ahead and front hometown continues to battle down at the rail. Now, they're at the eighth bowl it is first line and hometown go to battle for a mile and a furlong here first line hud and front hometown not giving up they come for the finish and first line is first under the wire. Race I'm wondering if he's even cooled out yet from that race, I mean that was affirmed and Alydar Rier Dan Against Jaipur was neck and neck for a mile and an eighth I mean, how do you think that part of a racist going to affect him the ten days notwithstanding? Even fresh I'm not doing much with him and. Keep Afresh to the to the race. Then you gotta show up on the race checking in, and that's how he is all game once it gets onto the track. IS A. Very level-headed. Once once he gets into training just like train I'm just giving just. Keep them -freshing raider fire. For for the drivers.
A Song For Peace
"This is the story of a song that is in a way the story of this country in the spring of Nineteen, sixty-nine at a sidewalk cafe on Richmond Street tucked in from the corner of Dizengoff. Street in Tel Aviv a twenty four year old poet named Yakov or Janka wrote Blit met a twenty five year old musician and arranger named yet year Rosenbloom and the two men became friends the cafe was called California and the. Place, itself said something about the people who made a habit of spending their days especially, their long nights there. The first thing to know about Cafe California is what it wasn't just one hundred and twenty five meters up Dizengoff was a legendary Bohemian cafe called carseat. It had been in operation since nineteen, thirty five, and since then it was the place where you can find some of Jewish palestines and then Israel's greatest poets and writers. On Alterman and Lebron's Sean Ski. Lay. Goldberg. Alexander Penn great writers who had been young and who grew old drinking coffee in the afternoon and vodka in Iraq at night at the simple spare tables of cassette alongside these luminaries in the nineteen sixties. New Generation staked claims at the table, the actor or. The singer Oregon Stein the architect Yaakov wreck there and many others cafe California was not seat from its vantage half of long block away even the young people at seat where old carseat was yesterday's Bohemia California was today's Cafe California was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, nine by a man named Ab Netanyahu who was only thirty two. Then that had lived a good deal of life. Netanyahu was born in nineteen twenty seven in the southwest corner of what is now Iran in a place called Abedin on the Persian Gulf just. Across the border from Bosra not far from Kuwait at six he was sent to board at Saint. Mary's a Jesuit School in Mumbai where you had an aunt, his parents abandoned. Persia. For India when he was twelve at sixteen and Nineteen, forty three, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Indo British Air Force in time after he trained to watch the Second World War wind down at twenty one he came to fight in Israel's war of independence and never left taking a job as an El Al pilot when he was decommissioned. It was with a few restless L. Buddies that Netanyahu opened cafe. California soon, it was filled with the city's young wannabe writers, directors and poets the people most eager to knock from their sinecures the city's old writers, directors, and poets who argued and held forth at carseat. Ab Thanh was a magnet for Bohemians and he came alive when he was with Bohemians, their company produced in him at once a sense of satisfaction. He had found his people but also a sense of restlessness eighty, nine ton was in constant search of his next Gig in nineteen sixty five he ran for Knesset advice of a friend who worked in PR he pledged that if he was elected, he would fly to Egypt to meet with General Nasser to seek peace after he failed to win a seat in parliament, he anyway bought a nineteen twenty seven steer. Men by playing that, he named piece one on February twenty, eighth nineteen, sixty six, he took off and flying low to avoid Israeli radars he landed in Port Saieed the Egyptians sent him back the next day Nassar had refused to see him back home a retired David Ben Gurion told reporters that not tons trip was an event of moral and political importance and quote pope. Pious gave him a medal of peace and Robert Kennedy and Bertrand Russell sought out his company not much later the notion took hold of Natanz, that music held the key to altering. Israeli. In the summer of Nineteen Sixty Nine AB NATANZ bought a Dutch cargo ship named MVP SEATO MVP stands for motor vessel and he rechristened it the MVP piece from Holland he sailed to New York to raise money and set up a shipboard radio station. His plan was to anchor in the Mediterranean outside territorial waters of Egypt and Israel and broadcast songs of peace that might open the minds of Israelis any. Alike his sojourn to New York stretched biblically three years would pass before he returned with ship in good repair with mixers, turntables, ABC cartridge machines, reel to reel tape machines, and fifty kilowatt transmitter to help not on- by what he needed John. Lennon. And Yoko Ono signed hundreds of posters of the two of them in bed in Amsterdam their famous bet in which not on sold to raise money for audio equipment. John Lennon also offered not time yet. Rolls. Royce grads to sell at auction, but the practical impediments of shipping the grand car stymied the business, the carpenters, Johnny Mathis and other musicians recorded for non promotional clips in praise of peace. Not an idea was that new music might open minds in Israel Egypt. The station eventually began to broadcast in nineteen seventy-three as the voice of peace
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Curator at this point for our childhood wrestling memories reason why can't thank you enough for being so transparent and so real times when it wasn't easy talked about how some of your friends have passed away those very emotional episodes. We've had a lot of fun with in a silly impressions and one live but the idea that something to wrestle something that was formulated on the couch and huntsville alabama and then went worldwide is just pretty fucking fucking cool man and i appreciate you believe in me and this concept and this idea taking a shot and and most of all it's all about the fans man because if nobody listens to this thing nothing nothing ever happens exactly and you said it all man who ever thought we'd be young to england doing tours over there. I got to go toss throw yeah. You've been japan and just everything in between so very income true that i didn't even know that i was dreaming so i feel like i've they'd been living in a dream for three years is pretty damn awesome. Thank you everyone for all your support. We hope you enjoyed today's <hes> little sprinkle on top and we appreciate you sticking taking with us these three years and hey this is not fair will the train marches on got another episode this friday and every friday and although that show has changed a little bit you once upon a time we didn't have live shows we had a lot and now we don't have any and the same thing you know we didn't we weren't on the network and then we were and now we're not that doesn't mean that we're not not still working behind the scenes on some new tricks purse leave right bruce <hes> you better believe it and all i gotta do is say stay tuned because is it only gets bigger and it only gets better well. This is normally the part where i'll wrap it up and then he'd do your gimmick.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Getting that first flight out and walking around and dress shoes on concrete floors instead of just hanging out in your pajamas all day. That's a big difference yeah. I had to walk quite quite a ways verses. This is the <hes> fifteen yards from the bedroom to the office in your fucking house us and your fish and shirt and your basketball shorts kevin owens dad. Don't put the shirt on until like about eleven thirty. It's it's a lot of things they are a changing but we appreciate you guys being around. What an incredible story. This podcast asked has been and <hes> we thank you guys for all the opportunities i mean we got on here in new fucking just ripped t._n._a. Shreds and they brought you in and then you got the hang and produced today's t._v. For him all w. and then we had the network show and then live shows and holy shit man. I can't wait to see what's next and i'm so thankful that you guys have joined us on the rod and bruce that you <hes> believed in a a hillbilly redneck and said hey man. Let's do a podcast. How old is she right. Holy shit and rockin chaka khan see next week right here on something to wrestle with shows not over bruce prichard. Hey it's tops and you're listening to something to wrestle will richard bruce. What's going on man. How are you welcome back to america good. I may it's lovely be back. Oh god i really thought we could avoid bullshit crocodile dundee. Guess guess that's possible. Uh-huh i'm actually doing wally who is mature manager who was basically an australian hybrid john paul. Shell nut okay well. I don't know what all that means. I know you had a great time. You're sending me lots of fun pictures and <hes> it. It seems like you had such a good time that you spread the word to our mutual friend eric bischoff bischoff and now he's gone austrailia well. He's gonna have a damn good time. Rock the promise them that so it's gonna be that'll be a good one for everybody. I know i had a blast asked and the australian audiences were fanned tastic <hes> i just i can't say enough. It was a bucket list dream of mine to good australia got experience. It and i'll definitely be back some point thompson. You're listening to wrestle with bruce bridge and what's going on man and how are you well conrad. It is new york city and i am absolutely excellent because it's wrestlemainia samania samania hell as where you are. You're deep in it. We are in the heart of new york city and <hes>. We're gonna be talking about the one and only michael hayes today but i need talk about last week because we got a lot of feedback last week. Show a lot of people not happy with less money in seventeen is overrated well. That's because you were wrong. I was right and all of our audiences right to because they felt that it was the greatest wrestlemainia. Is it going to be better than the sunday's wrestling that's to be okay. We'll find out but how about this the day after this sunday's wrestlemania you and i are going to be putting the band back together one one last time here in new york city and the one and only jim ross will be joining us and for obvious reasons that will never happen again. Hey scott thompson near listening named something to wrestle with bruce. Richard bruce was going. Oh man how are you. I'm recovery romo. Wrestlemainia hang yeah man. How did it feel for all time. The back to the side all the craziness of wrestlemainia leaking exhausting is probably avoids best word that i can use to describe it so it's all good man. It's all good helluva helluva week. Helluva last is ten twelve days wherever the hell been well we we had a hell of a good time last week <hes> at both our show <hes> j._b._l. Gramercy and the first dance odor and chewy join this is always a good time and then <hes> something rather unique with j._r. Maybe come last time <hes> <hes> monday right after all pretty good trip to new york. It's gonna thompson and you're listening to something. Russell will bruce pritchard. Who's coming coming to us live from stamford connecticut. What's going on bruce. How're you actually as they say up in canada..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Oh and bruce is in france would texas and he's going to be in friends went again this weekend with eric bischoff and half a dozen other or maybe two dozen other w._w._e. Hall of famers you gotta check them out at the mall fiterman sports. It's saturday january fifth so tomorrow. If you're listening to this on friday but tend to be awfully bushwacker leading nasty but what's demolition volition even our main man eric bischoff and rumor and innuendo bruce is that hoppy talk land might be there the first time honkytonk man and eric bischoff. We've been in place since michelle. Smith running down run eighty three weeks. We'll should be interesting to say the least and <hes> we are all going to be there. It's a small place so so this should be an awful lot of fun an awful explosive to say the least yeah. I'm looking forward to the report. I'm sure social media will blow up on that and hopefully <hes> you're doing what i'm doing and you're watching wrestle kingdom today. I know that we've been promoting here on fighting bovine. It feels like everybody has had something to say about what you're doing what we're doing and what's changing and what's not changing but we've sort of been mum's the word about it by what you know the news use the window the click bait. Oh hell all hell that i'm extremely. I'm extremely proud extremely happy to be back in the family at w._w._e. And <hes> i had my first t._v.'s back this past week had an absolute blast san everybody and being back in the fold and we'll see this isn't not being coy or anything like that. It's a a lot still needs to be worked out as far as what my role will be and ohio now said events his right hand man and the head of creative who said that i mean and the internet i mean the yeah well there. You go folks look..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"We get lots of questions about if i buy cheap seat. Am i going to be able to see you and bruce. Yes guys. We're not actually holding inside the main arena where they're playing basketball. You're gonna meet us next door inside the same building inside barclays. They have a practice arena so you're going to get instructions. If you pick up your tickets your email from barclay's landing on exactly what to do but you're going to be in an intimate setting you're going to be with your podcast buds and and we're going to have a good time. We still have a couple of really fun. Surprise gas that has not changed and there's still may or may not be another announcement but the big thing. I was excited sided to reveal would be that hey right back here on monday. Brother love's back in the fold man. Hey it's conran thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle with moose burchard bruce going on man. How are you well. It's been a really uneventful week. Since last time we talked everybody not much happening not much happening today but a lot going down this coming weekend but before we get to that we should recap but everybody wants to hear about our show in brooklyn barclays center packed with surprises we had shouli from the stern show come out and introduce oscar from men on commission who did a custom rap for us and then of course it was time for the main event you and on our very special surprise guests mr john bradshaw shaw lay field of course eric bischoff was there sam roberts did some q._n._a. What a live show man shout out to the fine folks over at barclay center and of course kristen justin and our main man paul kavanagh helped make it all happen. He listens you. Listen and i think everybody who was listening. That night. Had a great time well yeah my shoutout is to the audience and everybody that came out in support it does. It was a fun show but i love the i love. The new york crowd i. I love the new york audience because just so damn honest and they were they were great. I thought they were great to all of our guests and we need to make new york a regular or stop that if we could do it every week that'd be great well. We can't do it every week. When it feels like we are <hes> i guess before we talk about this coming weekend. We ought to say you think i was. It's too tough on eric bischoff. I got a lot of people afterwards telling me they felt kinda. Sorry for him. Sorry for eric why that's what i said so i've in putting up with you for a year and a half and he gets one little tiny dose of you. Ask a couple of questions that everybody wants answers to hey. It's conran tops on or near last s. thing to something to wrestle with merce pritchard. What's going on man. How are you well. After a whirlwind. Tour of the city of brother love og doing just lovely the city of brotherly love. I like it. We want to give special. Thanks to everyone who came out and check this out at the old e._c. W arena it was a fun happening and al snow man stole the show he was one of our very special guests that we didn't advertise to promote but you never know who's going to show one of these and he told some stories that i had never heard before housemaid the loop then shoot interviews doug podcasts but he's got stories stories for days. Does he not yeah. Al snow's got one of them. Dry humor that we like to talk about and he is one funny son of a bitch. It was awesome. Having in there and of course horn saga was there joe gertner blue meany terry ronald we had the whole crew in how funny was joel gertner. It was a great time and we can't thank you everybody enough for coming out. It's always good to catch up swap man. He's such an old school. Fan wrestling loves the show..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Hey it's conway thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle with bruce. What's going on man. How are you can you believe it is two thousand and eight. What's going to happen in two thousand eighteen. Now hopefully a lot of good stuff. I'm looking forward to it gets. It's conrad thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle with bruce prichard bruce. What's going on man harry you nothing major. No no big no big good news or anything really talk about this week. I guess we should go ahead and spill the beans. We had promised a huge announcement at our brooklyn show but every me got ahead of us brother love's it's coming back some monday night. Raw central d._v._r. Is boys and girls. That's going down on the twenty fifth. Anniversary are all on monday january twenty second and there's lots of rumor and innuendo about this first. Let's clear the air right. Now is the podcast over. No actually it is over. It's been over for a long time. Amanda teutonic good point good point podcast champions of the world <hes> but no the podcast is not ending <hes> but you got the calls to come to the new york and it just so happens that we're going to be there that weekend anyway right. We're going to be there friday night. January nineteenth making history as we i usually do at barclays center with the brooklyn nets now. I can't believe this but it's actually going to be an n._b._a. Basketball game the brooklyn nets facing the miami me he and then right after the game you get something to russell with bruce prichard and conrad thompson live and as i like to say in living in color and tickets start only thirty five dollars a box of gimmicks dot com and i want to mention to brisk..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Bruce pitcher dot com. You'll know when you see the shape of texas the scott the heart there or houston is has and one hundred percent of the proceeds there. I go to the hurricane harvey relief effort as well. I did you catch any of the best of shows that we post it. Of course we had i had one last week because you couldn't record and then we did a bonus show this wednesday for part two for our best efforts i listen to every single minute minute of the <hes> the first show with matt kuhn and i haven't had an opportunity to listen to the bonus show yet but <hes> i was overwhelmed around with the first show and i'm sure that i will be with this with the second one is well <hes> just the kind words and kind thoughts and reliving living. It's been a year conrad. What the hell yeah it has been a year and we really do want to thank everybody who came together to help contribute. You know we had <hes> <hes> you know some shoutouts from all the major players in professional wrestling eric bischoff said jim cornets and j._r.'s and and you know even the guys on the current roster zack ryder dolph ziegler hawkins drew mcintyre on and on just an overwhelming support <hes> everybody should get behind this. If you haven't already it's love for houston dot com and if you haven't checked out some of the best of episodes we encourage you to do so we finally got to play the hukou. She clip wrestle with when you first what's going on man harry. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It's all great and how the hell are more important. How are you doing man. I'm i am good. I have been busier than one armed paperhanger. You know i've got the podcast tony shivani every monday.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Eight admit role or m. w.'s radio network. I go eight the microphone. It's a good way to get us started. Hey man you know i want. I just think everybody <hes> it's a big deal. <hes> that you're all listening and you have supported us the way you have a year ago bruce. Would you have ever imagined in a million years that this is where we it would be in the show would have caught fire. Lock has man imagine this a year ago. They said man if you guys could just do twenty thousand downloads that that that could get in the game well what was amazing to me is <hes> a year ago. There was a debate. Hey does anybody even know who bruce prichard. Is you know people know brother. Love but bruce prichard isn't a brand now <hes> you're over brother the fucking hottest name and podcasting kudos to you who the hell made that stupid argument well. I think that was me and may we were wrong. I've never been more happy to be wrong though to wrestle with bruce prichard bruce what's going on man. How are you just another day paradise here at the concert for well. I'll tell you what it has been. <hes> quite an eventful week in my life needless to say we want to send <hes> lots of love out to the nature boy himself. He's obviously had a challenging week this week and we wouldn't even be doing this show right now. If it weren't for ric flair would you agree with that. I wholeheartedly agree with that. I wouldn't wouldn't be where i am in life right now. If it wasn't for the nature boy ric flair meeting conrad thompson and and changed my life the way that you have but it all goes back all can be traced back to one rick flair and rick dismay just wishing you very speedy recovery and it's got along long you know obviously you know a lot more do but <hes> he's got a long hard road ahead of him and if anybody can do it he can do it. Absolutely he's overcome become bigger obstacles before and he'll do here. I apologize for not being as responsive on social media this week. I was bombarded with questions. I didn't feel like it was my place place to give those updates. <hes> charlotte is posting updates win. The family is ready to do that so i'm not ignoring you because i i don't like you. I'm ignoring you out of respect for the family so i hope everyone understands that hey it's connie thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle. Whip dip burs richard burst. What's going on man. How are you. I am absolutely excellent and i have to correct you. We are now the <music> own ward winnie best sports podcast of the year something to wrestle with richard. How about that batman so pretty big deal you know from this <hes> just being kind of an idea this time about a year ago now you went to the academy of podcasting and and <hes> they had the academy of podcasting awards yesterday and we have some stiff competition with <hes> show some e._s._p._n. Show from c._b._s. Shows from podcast one in a well established shows and here we are a couple of guys in a pool house and garage back into work kinda scary isn't it or discuss the show you man that anything can happen here in the world wrestling federation right well. That's that's what they say but anything can happen right right here. On something the rest with bruce sprecher god it was crazy man and just to be up. There took a minute before i realized i had to look up but the the big screen and had the logo up there and i was just kind of had to pinch myself a little bit to realize that was really that was really us. They like us man. They like us. Yeah and we really lock you guys man were. I'm still in shock doc that we've got these awards coming back to alabama and texas here at this is a real thing. Hey it's conrad thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle with breath out bruce prichard. It's the best of show this week. Bruce has been affected by hurricane harvey he and his family working to put together. Their small town of friends is what texas a suburb of houston and we're making this a best of brought to you ad free and.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Hard to imagine extremely humbling outta out of the thousands and thousands of podcasts out there especially as you say in the sports genre that these two guys are just bullshitting oh shit and talking to each other every week and a good time. Get the only other war you know there was the podcast of the urine. There was one honorable mention and it was us and i'm extremely humble. I thank you and it's all due to the great fan base that we have. That's growing each and every week <hes> if you're not already subscribing to the show please do so subscribe to us on itunes. Leave us a review and rate us and we greatly do appreciate it but you know i say it. A lot and people probably think i'm working but it is humbling to think that many people that do download us and listen to us each week and communicate with us on twitter back and forth his blown me away and i'm very appreciative i love it and i get a talk to them. When they buy shirt pro wrestling tease dot com i call everybody that buys shirt and i get to talk to them and it's been a a lot of fun and it's been great so shout out to <hes> sports illustrator just an all the folks over there who've supported the show for a while we really appreciate <hes> being mentioned and in a sports podcast of the year award obviously we didn't win but by god the honorable mention for wrassling podcasts unexpected also unexpected we should shout out friend of the show doff ziglar sporting the rhythm t shirt at the madison square garden how show over christmas weekend cool.
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"Thirty deaths continue to stack up <hes> interesting to see how many people blame the year twenty sixteen twenty sixteen. It's your fault that all these celebrities. These are dying. It has nothing to do with anything else <hes> but before we get into this week's episode of what happened when brother love's decided to accused day come on <hes> we're wanna go ahead and put a bow so to speak on the mr perfect episode. One of our better received episodes. I think lots of mr perfect fans kinda won in a landslide. What was the feedback that you got. Overall bruce will got the the biggest feedback was was at houston. Houston got looked okay. No that's not the same feedback you got now. I didn't i did get a lot of people taking me to task thinking that i had a personal issue with brutus. It's the barber beefcake and didn't understand why i don't hate him. As a kid i was strutton and cutting. I had the little foam <hes> heads clipper things w._b._f. Supermarket has a kid obviously but i don't understand what i did. Hate was the booking <hes> decision to have mr perfect kind of lose his undefeated streak back to not a top guy and no matter what anybody says. You can't convince me that in him losing that first match to <hes> barber ever was smarter than him losing to warrior hoke and that should have been warrior hogan be perfect. No that's my story and i'm sticking to it. <hes> i happen to agree with you on that or you know folks you can you can you can mark it down in your calendars the last show of two thousand in sixteen. I agreed with conrad right off the bat. Hey speaking of the end of the year we should mention this is the time of year a lot of folks put together <hes> awards and <hes>. I can't believe this is the thing but sports illustrated gave us an honorable mention <hes> as the sports podcast of the year <hes> we weren't right right behind a phenomenal <hes> sports podcast. If you're into that called pardon my take it is a more traditional sports podcast but the wrassling podcast between brother love and the mortgage guy got the only honorable mention in the sports category for podcast.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"W._c._w. And steve coming off w._c._w. <hes> you you know he he wasn't ready to come into w._w. At the time and i'm glad everything worked out the way it is. I apologize if anybody especially steve. They took that the wrong way and if i said it that way that i was wrong thompson and you're listening to something wrestle with the bruce richard bruce willis gone harry. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood by god coming to you live from the conrad studios here in huntsville huntsville alabama man. I got to tell you this is something i've wanted to talk about for a long time. It was my very favorite angle from nineteen eighty nine. I was those baby at the height of my phantom of incident a couple times on the show eighty nine and ninety seven where my absolute favorite years <hes> growing up in nineteen eighty nine and one of the big parts parts of course our man of the hour what happened when no-holds-barred zeus a runaway winner this week why i have a merry christmas well you can have yeah by christmas. I got to say you didn't think this topic would win. <hes> <hes> you know off air you kind of tell me thought that the evolution of creative would win but nailed it it was i was somewhat pulling for you was your favor of course it was because you put it at the top of the pole like you. Do you tried to skew view viewers and now this week at the end of the show. You get to pick the topics for next week yeah. Since i won incense zeus one not only did he win the battle the tough guys. He won the pole this week to stay tuned at the end of this show. We're going to give the topics for next week. This is the most fan friendly podcast around at the end of this show. We're going to give you four topics..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Graves. I would listen to the show and and give a little shout out here there. If you're listening you would catch it and then pope did it over on impact when he was doing commentary with josh matthews and i think once when in <hes> a new day dressed up as akeem brother love so kofi dressed up like brother love and they put <hes> biggie in the akeem name the african dream outfit. Is he skipping down. The ramp. Correy says that's not the african dream. That's the that's the alabama dream that was like my daughter kansas. Who you mentioned earlier she thought nothing i did was cool or interesting at all and then when choreographs alabama dream she starts jumping up and down like dad. That's what your name name is on the podcast right that was super cool. You know and it should not we. It's not cool to admit that these things are cool. People are going to butcher marks okay cool. <hes> my kid was happy. It was awesome. Fuck off. I just <hes> it's it's weird to think about you know not just the the milestones allstone that we hit on the show but the friendships behind the scenes you know and and you know this. There's a there's a group chat that has really been at the start of all all of this stuff <hes> and even heard some of the folks. I'm about to mention here. Referenced on the show like bruce does a funny voice for in clint from her yeah she. That's really my real life best friend my best wrestling friend anyway <hes> since i was a kid <hes> clinton i don't have a tone in common but we do have professional wrestling in common and we've had uncommon sense eighth grade so he's like my best wrestling friend dave hancock who you know when i first met him. I don't think was really dig in everything that he was doing in his professional life now. He's doing a lot of stuff in the wrestling space and a lot of that came from just running social media for our counts and now he's doubled down on that and and martin nielsen and and his <hes> better half alison are big parts of star cast and of course everybody listening this knows about casio kid a big buddha judy and and how they've been a big part of what we're doing as where jay z and his wife chelsea and you can see them at pretty much every star cast event and super dave even eric rotten crotch who steals probably the best big boss man 'cause play dude ever do truck in jeff jewett doodoo trucking dot dot com jeff jewish has been a great resource for us.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"This could possibly end and <hes> that was my fear now of course <hes> the yok. It's never going to end and we figure out times went to do it but when he said he was going full time it was a goal moment. It was like oh crap up this is this is legit now. This is for real and <hes> things are gonna change and was they did and <hes> it's been in. It's been wild. It's been it's been crazy having bruce full-time over there now because finding time in carbon time out of bruce's day as as you know is very difficult because he is legit the right hand man. He is the the last word before you you meet the chairman chairman. He is <hes> the mover and shaker now over there and he in denial until until blue in the face but that's that's what he does now so so yeah. It's been different in and yeah it's been. It's been wild well. What was weird to you. You know luck in two thousand seventeen for instance. We didn't do show until april but we did ten that year and so we did. We did way more in twenty eighteen. I mean we were on the the road a ton in twenty eighteen and it looked like twenty nine team is going to be even busier we had mapped out a full schedule and i think they were going to be something like you know fifty offs something to russell's not every weekend because we would double up some and some of them would be a tour overseas so either weather there. We're going to be fifty. Live shows this year <hes> but the last i live show wound up being stark asked to i wanted to honor all of his commitments which he had made prior to signing.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Wake. You've have jim cornet and you know we can have. Jim ross bischoff. He thought that was the worst he'd never ever heard would go to something like that. Nobody's going to go to something like that and i'll show the idea fast forward though and i bump into cody rhodes at the international baggage claim in january of two thousand eighteen. He's coming back from wrestle kingdom. I'm coming back from a vacation in mexico and we start the text messaging and then eventually i say what about and i fade star cast and that was a huge success and it got a lot of attention inside and out of w._w._e. And you know we had a lot of fun. There in verse was a big part of that. We did the roaster <unk> richard and we did a debate with him and eric bischoff and <hes> that wrestlemainia. We got pitched with the idea of doing a tour of the u._k. Together which was a huge success and then. I'll never forget this january anywhere just a few months ago. I guess it's been seven months ago now. You and i are at breakfast in san diego. California and bruce tells us i. I think i'm going to sign a deal with w._b. To be a consultant yup yup you had that reaction. I looked at you. You looked at me and we were like well. This was fun and all of a sudden. I found on myself being like a lot of the tweets whenever one of these milestones happened. I'm like well fuck. That's the end of the podcast. I mean there's no way they're gonna let you do this. If you're a consultant and the very next thing he said was they don't care if i keep doing the podcast in fact they want us to and i can imagine that that has something to do with the attention attention we bring the network i mean they see spikes on their end. It's no secret while we got the network deal where we're getting more down than everybody. Lots of people are going to be mad that i said that that's just just a fact <hes> and then secondly it was all centered on stuff that was on their network so we're not talking to somebody out of the wrestling space interviewing our buddy or or talking about music or horror films or whatever we're only talking about stuff. That's on the network not anything it's not on the network and you know they could see big spikes in traffic and in meltzer used to report in the newsletter hey here these were the top ten most wash things on the network this past week and you could see hey wallace randomly halloween havoc nineteen ninety eight in their whilst because tony shivani covered it wasn't the twenty year anniversary. It's not even october hct <hes> there's no reason that this should have been this popular nothing from hogan the warriors and the headlines today <hes> no reason it should be training but it was and it was because of the podcast all castes so w._b. Took note of that and eventually they offered him a job as a consultant and i mean less than thirty days later. I got the call hey are you alone. We need to talk and that's it tells me that vince offered him a job. Come back and be fulltime essentially be his right hand man and of course i know everybody's going to debate what i just said again but you know whatever and when it comes out that he's going back and he's going to be full-time and he's probably gonna move to connecticut again. I had to think i mean he's talking to keep doing the podcast. What was your reaction. When you found out bruce was going back full-time was that the consultant one was kind of a little breathtaking in like oh my god dude that's awesome full-time was kind of the the gulp moment and because fulltime in and <hes> vince mcmahon's world is twenty four seven no joke and it was like oh my god this could possibly end and <hes> that was my fear now of course <hes> the yok..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Face and put us on the jumbotron and the crowd goes mild because they had their basketball the ball fans they have no fucking idea who we are and of course you know our smattering of applause from shouli in our friends who were who were there yeah they were happy to see us but still it was a cool deal but not the coolest thing that happened that week because that weekend bruce had to make sure that he got fitted for his new white suit he was going to be back on monday night raw that monday. I couldn't believe it but they put up a poll on w._b. Dot com asking who are you most excited to see at the raw anniversary adversary show and it wasn't the undertaker. It wasn't stone cold. Steve austin brother fucking love and rather love was is there and he did a pre-tape and i got to go to that show and hang out and sit in the bleachers before doors opened with bruce in full brother love gear something he swore he would never do again which we just recently talked about on the show a couple of weeks ago and it was so surreal somebody online i forget which website but they were doing like <hes> <hes> some sort of a recording device to see what got the biggest pop of the night and bruce prichard being on screen not in front of the crowd but onscreen got like the biggest pop of the night which was just crazy and at the end of that night after all the cameras are doing and everything's finished bruce got to say hello to vincent man in person for the first time i'm since probably two thousand eight so it's been ten years and he got to say hello and they gave the big hug and i guess the wheels set in motion art then holiday yeah you know from from the poll and us watching that poll in the background and his in like. I can't believe this is happening. People wanna see bruce again. What is the brother love watching that poll grow to him going in out in buying a suit buying the suit again <hes> to <hes> just the process of him becoming brother love for that little segment <hes> it was it was the sorrow and end you know a lot of people <hes> a lot of people would know that bruce will be nervous to go backstage and to go back there and pretty much see all his buddies but it's been a while you know he's he's he's been he's been gone for a while so going back there and just hearing the excitement in his voice voice as those nervous jitters kind of melted away and he started to <hes> see his buddies again and send pictures and you see just how excited sided he became <hes> to be back in the fold in some way shape or form <hes> it was pretty awesome to see you know 'cause <hes> when you see your buddy happy it makes you happy and that night <hes> even though yes it make up for god got those how long it he was bitching and moaning about that but <hes> to be able to see him so excited and taking those pictures and and bruce bruce hates taking the normal <hes> the fan pitcher with him and his buddy in it's like i'm always come on bruce this history the something you're gonna wanna see you so okay so there. He is with teddy long or there. He is with ron simmons or their user j._b._l. And he's like they're my friends. I don't need pictures of. I'd like to go to one of these pictures so to see him that night. Dude sell peace with all his buddies backstage. <hes> it was a great feeling because he was so excited and it was such a such a great night for him and to my surprise you know it wasn't just w._b. He was taking notice after that weekend barclays the n._h._l. Team the florida panthers took notice and asked us to come down to florida and do a live show down there after one of the hockey games and i mean again how surreal surreal is that that we've done shows in conjunction with an n._b._a..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"I think we should call the show something to wrestle with bruce prichard and those are funny debate between he and i will is it something to wrestle with with bruce prichard. Are there two widths. No there's not too with but i can't go on for a while but either way type this practice episode and we weren't really happy happy with it and we said you know what's one. We know we'll get hit that people will talk about. Is there a bit. All i knew about radio was you play the hits and i learned that from my close personal friend mr dale jackson here in huntsville alabama and he said hey the format is play the hits. If you listen to any you know sports talk radio show. They're gonna hit the same major topics. Everybody wants to hear same thing with politics and especially with music. If you listen for four hours you're going to hear the same songs over and over you play the hits. I knew there was one story. That bruce had that he loved the tail that cracked everybody up. Every time it was is about the american dream dusty rhodes rotten shotgun with bruce prichard when they get pulled over of course by now. You know i'm talking about the second most famous athlete in the world world. Today story is bruce's favorite dusty rhodes story. I knew it would be a hit and <hes> that was our first show and head of uploading the first show we got a lot of you know sort of pro tips from professional podcasters and people in that industry they said whatever you do don't go more than an hour and if you wanna make any money any definitely don't curse and whatever you do don't plug everything you're doing at the top of the show and you sprinkle that out or just don't miss it at all and just pushed the word through social media but don't don't she'll too much well. If you listen to this show you know we broke all those rules rather quickly. We were also told if we could get ten thousand downloads. We'd be doing pretty good. If we could ever get to thirty thousand downloads we can start making some money and if we hit this you know allen attainable cleanable plateau of one hundred thousand we crossed that threshold we could finally make a living wage at podcasting. I didn't know exactly what that meant but it was a lofty often gold. Our first episode on dusty rhodes the north of sixty thousand down loans but it didn't happen on day. One like a good movie it got better and better as the week went.
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"N._w._e._a. Wwl legends fan fest in charlotte north carolina and i had been podcasting with ric flair for over a year at that point and lots of people who listened to the ric flair show <hes> recognize me and came over to talk to me about the ric flair show and i said now you gotta go check out this new one man that just came out today. It's got something to wrestle with bruce prichard and you're gonna love it and i got a lotta strange looks because obviously as far as name value wrestling goes. It's hard to be ric. Flair and most folks who had heard of bruce richard couldn't even spell it. They thought there was a t in his name. Which is what you know early on the episodes. When we started shielding t shirts i i would say don't put a t in his name on your back so i could get strange looks and some people would say you mean. The brother love's guy but the hardest person to convince events that this was a good idea was burchard himself. I guess we should go back and tom. I met bruce in two thousand fourteen. We quickly became fast friends. I i was doing a lot of television production and in and video work for mortgage company and i had an idea for a couple of different commercials and asked him to lend lend a helping hand those were at home runs so it became a more regular occurrence so about once a month bruce would fly in town and spend the better part of a week with me we would would produce a new campaign for the month and we were off to the races and we're having a lot of fun after hours at first bruce will stay at hotels and then eventually i just said why does crash your house so we found ourselves just hanging out and i'll never forget one nine on the couch. I said hey man what happened when the radicals jumped from w._w._e. W._w._f. and i'll start all questions to bruce that way my wrestling fan i would always say hey man what happened. When which is where i came up with the name for tony shivani show much later because all of my questions always started with high man what happened win well. I wasn't really that big of a crispin. Law eddie guerrero dean malingco or perry saturn. Fan wasn't like they were my absolute. Favorite wrestlers are appreciated their in ring performances format suits and they were they were fine wrestlers but it's not like they were my childhood. Heroes like a whole cogan was or whatever but i just knew that would probably be an interesting story. I mean such a big group. The guys jumping you know normally when these jumps happened it. Was you know wanted to time never four or five at a time or six at a time when over the rumors were about everybody else so an hour later when he finishes the story a realized this would have been the perfect podcast. You know there were happy moments in there that were sad moments almonds in there. You know i mean what a ride y- you could get happy and mad and gladden sad all at once and i said bruce this has a podcast and he wasn't convinced he just thought that was the worst idea ever had already tried that nobody was making any money in podcasting and he looked to me and said look how hard it is for you guests on ric flair show every week and i said no not guess. We don't need guests. You're the guest. We just need what you just did to be. Put out to the masses because i'm the target audience on the demographic and if i'm entertained by what you're seeing here i mean i know this is what wrestling fans want and and he thought nah. I need to talk about the current stuff. I don't really want to do that eventually a warm down and convinced him to just take a couple of practice episodes so we would sit in my den with a couple of hand held mikes <hes> we had <hes> zoom like everybody uses whether it's chris jericho or steve austin or anybody in podcasting testing these these zoom hand held devices a couple of sheer..
"three years" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"The arena with her yeah well. That's not a real who else there's no box of gaming wermer berman you. Did you went in there. I wa- they're eastern bruce. How old doc was she knew. How aw what happened solution so good for pearl toddle walk away with something to wrestle with bruce prichard it. Hey it's conrad thompson and you're listening to something to wrestle with out bruce pritchard okay. We're just kidding. Bruce will be here in a little bit but we wanted to drop a little bonus episode today a little retrospective in honor of the three year anniversary of something to wrestle. That's right three years ago today. On friday august the sixth twenty sixteen something to wrestle debuted on the immel w radio network. I'll never forget. I was at the n._w._e._a..