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#101: Practical Philosophy of Language: Sex/Gender Part II
"The first universal practical aspect in the philosophy of language of all meaning change is number one in results from TOA logical adjective act of a will to power not from reason nausea derive from sense. Experience reasoning does not care. What specific premises Axioms or whatever assumptions are used to begin to begin. One's reasoning reasoning is the best process or methodology for preserving truth however however one defines truth not forgetting now of truth if one starts with true premises axioms are sumptious. Sound reasoning will preserve that throught route and valid reasoning will assure it is impossible for the premises to be to the conclusion false however reason cannot guarantee one is starting to reasoning process with throat. Nothing to reality or sense. Experience requires an axiom premise or sump Shen tweeting water as a person if one believes water needs to be treated as a person for whatever reasons one one believes this this set or context of beliefs gives one the toll Or normative go of having a use in use of the word water be the same as the use and use for this or usefulness fairness of the word person within that context or set of beliefs the ultimate goal is to give water the same power as a person in the reasoning if this act of will has the power violence upon others especially if it has a monopoly on violence such as law. Does this act of will will be compelled upon others to force them to have the same belief in water is a person in order to achieve technological or normative goes goes for the change in meaning for example the argument for treating water she person under the law usually begins with the premises. That water is necessary. Hey for all persons to live and to enjoy life and T- bundles. Impurity of water is being threatened by technological pollution of water does threatening human mid life. These premises can be derived directly from sense experience. However there are there are an uncountable number of conceptual options for for dealing with these empirical problems? One option is the TOA logical or normative go of treating water is a person under the law ethically or even pragnell pragmatically. This is a creative option. Does both aesthetically in normative normative pleasing but is not derived from sense experience but derived existential and conceptually in the same way in prior episodes. I pointed out that reason Ho holistically derives I am therefore I think and I think therefore I want more than just thinking his. I've come contemplated contemplate in these other episodes under other topics such as metaphysics epistemology at morality acceptance of of this creative option creates the law in the ethics in even the facts to justify itself and not the other way around. The conclusion inclusion supporting facts for treating Wa- waters a person are created by the act of will wanting water to be to be a person in the same way the any act of will created yes summarized in prior episodes an explanation of creation of this act of will or will to power is not substantive which we can speak with any within any language word game other than data intention will his. I've contemplated in these other episode say episodes even the simple act of will of raising my left arm at this precise moment cannot be explained empirically or conceptually in any way. It's an act of will or intentional act. Science can talk all at once about neurons and debris being activated the Dan that then activate electrical and chemical signals in nerves that extend into my arm but none of these explanations describe why or how I activated activated the neurons to begin this process of raising my left arm northern nature of this I this is that started this process of raising my hand and in the next episode I will cover the second aspect. UNIVERSO aspect of flossy of language in practice. Defect resulting change in meaning does not embody physical or metaphysical foreknowledge and these aspects. When I say technological I use it to include clued normative has discussed in prior episodes in philosophy of language? Language is a social construct based on behavior. Did that is goal oriented. It is controlled by the will in particular the will to power particularly the will to power. The ruling. Camp clashes
Jane Dill and Dr. Amber James Concert for Hope
"Thank you so much for being with us today. We pray that this is a blessing to you. And it makes your Friday a lot better and now presenting Jane deal an Amber James Wa Use
A Few Silly Jokes | A Few Happy Smiles
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Chris Benoit Pt. 2
"This episode features discussion of Drug Abuse Domestic Abuse. Suicide and murder. That may be offensive to some listener's discretion is advised especially for listeners under thirteen on January twenty fifth two thousand four thirty six year. Old Chris Benoit's made his way to the ring. The first entrant to the seventeenth annual royal rumble. The last man standing in the thirty person match was awarded a guaranteed title shot at the biggest pay per view of the year. Wrestlemainia after fifty seven minutes. Only two of the thirty wrestlers remained Chris Ben Wa and the big show at five eleven and seven feet respectively. They were two wrestlers on distinctly opposite sides of the spectrum. How in the world was Ben? Wa going to manage to force this monster over the top rope as if to answer that very question. Big Show easily plucked Benoi Office feet and hoisted him into the air ready to launch him like a lawn Dart but before he could throw him Ben Wa wrapped his arms and legs around the big show's head and shoulders hanging on for dear life. The giants set him down on the other side of the ring punching his chest trying to force him to let go but Benoi just squeezed tighter cutting off. The big shows air. Eventually he leveraged the giants own weight to pull him over the top rope. He flipped onto the apron and tumbled down to the ground eliminated. He done it. He'd beaten the odds and slain goliath now Crispin Wa was going to Wrestlemainia to fight for the title. He didn't realize at the time but this would be his last singles heavyweight championship run with the wwe. He'd be dead before his next title shot. Welcome to sports criminals a podcast original every week. We dive into the dark side of sports history and look at athletes who not only broke the law but broke the rules and covenants of their sport though also uncover how their actions impacted the history of the sport they played. I'm Tim Johnson. And I am Carter Roy. You can find episodes of sports criminals and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Sports criminals for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type. Sports criminals in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is our conclusion episode on professional wrestler. Chris Ben Walk last week. We followed his rise in the world of wrestling from Stu Hart's Dungeon to Ted Turner's WCW. And finally Vince McMahon's wwe today will cover Benoit's return to the ring and his final years with the W W we'll look at the events that led up the Benoit family tragedy in June of two thousand seven and how it impacted the world of professional wrestling. As a whole Chris Ben was year away from wrestling in two thousand one and two thousand two was one of the darkest times of his life and it had very little to do with the injury itself or the pain from his spine surgery. It was the torment of knowing that the business was carrying on without him as we covered last week. The Guy couldn't even stand to take a two week vacation when he worked for new Japan. Now he'd been forced to the sidelines for twelve months during his rehab. He sank into a deep depression. Ben Wa turned to heavy pain medication use for the first time in his career pushing his body to recover as quickly as possible. He was irritable with his family. Lashing out at them. It all put a huge amount of strain on Benoit's marriage normally Nancy Benoit's was the perfect counterpart to her husband's wrestling obsession. She'd worked in the business herself as a ring. Valet working under the ring. Name woman not only to understand the realities of life on the road. She understood the business itself. Better than most wrestlers wives in fact their entire relationship was born out of a wrestling storyline in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety six. Nancy was married to wrestler Kevin Sullivan. Who was also the WCW booker in an attempt to generate some heat? He instructed Nancy to start spending more time with Chris Ben Wa in real life. He hoped gossip about their relationship would reach the wrestling rags and this quote unquote real life. Affair could spark an epic in ring feud on the only problem was no one really noticed or cared. The smart marks who actually were paying attention saw Nancy Benoit's fake affair as an obvious ploy in refuse to play into Sullivan's game for one thing. Ben Wa was a pretty boring guy outside of the ring he just wasn't the type to suddenly strike up an affair with someone like Nancy unless someone told him he had to second. It's not like Nancy and Kevin Sullivan were storybook couple. Allegedly Sullivan was notoriously abusive towards Nancy and had engaged in plenty of affairs himself. At the time. This was all happening. He was rumored to be sleeping with his own valet. Jacqueline so if Nancy really was cheating with Ben Wa good for her but like so many things in Chris. Benoit's life the line between what was real and what was K FEHB eventually blurred after several months of Sullivan. Pushing them together. The pair really did fall for each other in nineteen ninety-seven. Nancy ended her marriage with Sullivan and got engaged. Ben Wa the guys in the locker room joked that in his search for a new angle Kevin Sullivan had essentially booked his own divorce around this same time. Nancy retired from wrestling. In February of two thousand she gave birth to Benoit's son Daniel and from that point they basically had a long distance marriage. Nancy stayed home with the baby while Ben Wall was on the road. That is until the summer of two thousand one when he ruptured a cervical. Vertebra and had to take time off now. Not only was he home all the time. He was depressed and Sullen. They fought constantly with their eighteen month. Old Son watching from the sidelines. Eventually Nancy filed for divorce on the grounds of cruel treatment. She also filed a restraining order against him. She didn't accuse him of physical violence but alleged that he destroyed furniture and other inanimate objects during their arguments she said he would fly into rages seemingly unprovoked. However Nancy later dropped the divorce paperwork and withdrew the restraining order. They got back together. She must have seen a change in her husband and it was probably related to his. Wwe comeback. Because Chris Benoit's was finally getting his title shot. Ben Watt was an undeniably talented wrestler. Wwe superstar Chris. Jericho said Ben Wa was the Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky of his profession. He was that good. He influenced many many wrestlers all around the world and change the style of pro wrestling in this country. He was a fan favourite. Always making the top ten matches of the year list. He was a hard worker in the ring. Always making his opponents look good and he was a consummate professional never missing a match or showing up unable to work and yet he toiled away in the mid card for two decades. He was just seen as too small to be a champ. The only time he'd been given a heavyweight title shot was as a last ditch effort from WCW to keep him from walking out the door and he turned it down fed up with the lot of them. He'd hoped that he would be given a fair shake in. Wwe BUT VINCE. Mcmahon was just as size conscious in the late eighties McMahon and refuse to hire anyone who is shorter than he was six one but was eventually forced to retract that stipulation to widen his talent. Google still he held cruiserweights in much lower esteem. Treating them as bi level guys ratings. Were down especially among diehard fans in management. Knew THAT BIN. Wa was a smart Mark Darling. So at the end of two thousand and three they made the call then. Wa was finally getting pushed to the top of the card author. Matthew Randazzo described the decision. His Book Ring of Hell saying it would be Benoit's medal for long service for working injured countless times for always being a loyal hardworking and obedient employee. Ben Was K- fade. Fueled Prophecy had finally come true. His road to Wrestlemainia started in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at the two thousand four royal rumble pay per view. This is always one of the more anticipated and auspicious events of the year. A thirty person match with a unique elimination stipulation. There are no pin falls or submissions. Everyone has to be tossed over the top rope on. This gives big guys a huge advantage and make smaller wrestlers like Benoi easy targets. And they don't all start in the ring at once. Every ninety seconds a new wrestler joins the fray with this means that the higher your entry number the less time you have to spend fighting and the last man standing the one who can outlast. His twenty nine fellow competitors is awarded guaranteed shot at the world heavyweight championship Wrestlemainia. But Vince McMahon wasn't ready to just hand been Wa- his title shot. He was still going to make him work for it. He named Ben Wa as entrant number. One Ben Wall was going to have to beat every other man in that ring to prove himself to the fans the royal rumble match was the night's main event when the Canadian Crippling Chris. Benoit's stock down to the ring the crowd was primed and rowdy. Probably a little drunk. They had no idea they were about to watch. History be made man after man charged down the ramp and into the match. A one by one. They all win over the top rope after almost an hour. Ben Wall was one of two men left standing in the ring. Ben Wa and the big show David and Goliath when the seven foot tall big show easily scooped. Benoi into the air. The crippling wrapped his arms and legs around the giant's neck. He squeezed and squeezed eventually forcing his giant opponent. Over the top rope. A Guillotine choke hold. The big show tumbled out of the Ring Ben. Wa was the last man standing. The referee raised his right arm in victory. Not only did Ben Wa win. But he'd broken the record for the longest amount of time spent in the royal rumble match lasting one hour. One Minute thirty five seconds. One of the commentators declared Chris Benoit has worked his ass off for nineteen years in the day has come. He earned it. You GotTa give the man credit you gotta respect what he did unfortunately for Ben Wa. His title reign would culminate in another slap in face from wwe management and it would set him on a path toward ruin coming up. Ben Wash short-lived championship run in the beginning of his downward spiral Carter here. Podcast has a fascinating new show. I can't wait for you to check out. It's called dictators and it lets you delve into the minds of some of the world's most feared leaders. You can hear new episodes. Every Tuesday here are host Kate. Richard to tell you more. Thank you so much. They are natural born leaders with a never ending thirst for power through force and deceit. They rise through the ranks towards radicalism. 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The spring of two thousand four was arguably a career high for thirty six year old Chris. Benoi after winning the royal rumble in January. He was on the road to Wrestlemainia throughout February and March Been Wa was given weekly Primetime. Promos stoking the fires of his upcoming title match with the current heavyweight champion triple h but there was some dispute backstage about whether or not crispin while really had what it took to be a main event. Draw sure he had the loyalty of die hard wrestling fans. But what about the general public? Did they even know who the cripple was? So in the weeks leading up to Wrestlemania Vince McMahon decided to change the direction of the storyline. Instead of just fighting triple h than Wa would also face the heartbreak kid Shawn Michaels in a triple threat match. Now there were a few issues with his changeup first of all Shawn Michaels and triple h had just fought for the heavyweight title in January at the same pay per view. Benoit won his own title shot so to the fans it felt like a match they'd already seen but more importantly it made zero sense to the storyline. Shawn Michaels and triple H had over a decade of storyline. By that point they team together then turned on each other than retained and turn on each other again. They were like the wrestling equivalent of a soap operas. Will they won't they? They're long storied. History with each other suddenly became the focus of the promos. Wa became the third wheel in his own championship match so going into Wrestlemainia twenty on march fourteenth. Two Thousand Four. The fans weren't sure what to expect. They knew they wanted triple. H to lose but there was division in the audience over who they wanted to win pretty boy veteran Shawn Michaels or the grizzled worker. Chris Benoit's in line with the promos triple H and Shawn. Michaels went after each other when the match started ignoring Benoi and literally pushing him away from their scrum but been Wa refused to be ignored when Shawn Michaels fell in the center of the ring. Ben Walked pounced locking in his signature. Cripple Cross face submission hold but before he could make. Michael's tap triple h broke the two men apart for twenty three minutes. The men scrapped in worked halfway through the battle Ben Watson Shawn Michaels face first into the top turnbuckle and smacked his forehead on the ring. Post IT SPLIT. Open the skin above his left eye and he started to bleed profusely soon. All three men were streaked with red then Shawn Michaels and triple h momentarily. Rekindled their partnership. They double teamed Benoi working together to body slam him into one of the announcers tables. They left Ben in a broken heap on top of the destroyed table then returned to the ring. Just the two of them exactly how they wanted but then wall wasn't done yet. When triple h finally pinned Shawn michaels both of them bloody and exhausted Ben. Wa leaped back into the ring and broke up the pin fall. The crowd exploded in cheers chanting his name. The commentator expressed his disbelief to the. Emt's throw him in the ring. How did he get up while? Michaels lay incapacitated on the Mat. Ben Watt twisted triple h into a sharp shooter. The first submission hold he learned in Stu. Hart's Dungeon fifteen years before then he held on for dear life as triple h flopped like a Marlin writhing in agony. The crowd started to chant. Tap TAP. Tap SEAN. Michael suddenly came back to life kicking Benoit Square in the face. Breaking the submission hold. He tried to pin the flattened. Benoi but the crippling mustard the last bit of strength in kicked out. Seventeen thousand fans in Madison Square Garden erupted in praise. They urged demand shouting Ben Wa Ben Wa when michaels charged at him. Ben Wa- flip the bloodied veteran out of the ring entirely. Then he set his sights on triple H. He locked in another submission. Hold the crippled cross. Face Benoit's signature move. He viciously twisted triple h his arm refusing to let go then finally triple h tapped out then. Wall was the new heavyweight champion. Confetti rained from the sky as Ben y held the title in his blood smeared hands every fan and Madison Square Garden was on their feet celebrating along with him his best friend and fellow wrestler Eddie. Guerrero joined him in the ring. Guerrero was carrying his own belt that night. The two men had proven to the world together. That cruiserweights could hold their own at the top of the car but it was all over just as soon as it started according to Matthew Randazzo head of creative. Stephanie McMahon said of his championship. This isn't going to last. He isn't like Sean. The guys don't want to be him. And the girls don't WanNa sleep with him. After only five months been wall was forced to surrender the title at Summer Slam. Two Thousand Four. He lost to a young hotshot wrestler twenty four year. Old Randy Orton even worse. The match was in Toronto. Ben Wa lost his first major title in front of a hometown crowd. That all wanted him to win. It only added insult to injury and he never got another run at the heavyweight championship again. The next few years brought more disaster for Ben Wa on November thirteenth. Two Thousand Five ben was best friend. Guerrero was out on the road. In Minneapolis Minnesota. He'd scheduled a wakeup call for seven. Am but he didn't respond hotel security knocked on the door. No answer his nephew and fellow. Wrestler Chabot Guerrero eventually convinced security to open the door. They discovered Eddie on the bathroom floor. He was holding his toothbrush still with toothpaste on it. He died of a heart attack. Allegedly caused by years of prolonged steroid use like Ben Wa. Eddie felt pressured because of his smaller stature. Who only five foot eight. He juiced up to bulk muscle mass and eventually his heart couldn't take anymore two days after his death on November fifteenth the wwe held a tribute. Show for Eddie Guerrero on Monday night. Raw several wrestlers spoke about Eddie as a man and as a wrestler including Crispin Wa wa was usually so stoic so introverted. His friends called him Houdini for his ability to disappear in front of them but that night in front of the Camera Ben. Wa laid himself bear his said Eddie. Guerrero is my best friend. He was such a beautiful person such a kindhearted person. We've been up and down every mountain. He Chin every highway. He was the one friend that I had that I could go to Impor- my heart out to if I was going through something. He was the one guy that I could call and talk to in no that he'd understand and talk me out of it. We never left each other without telling each other that we loved each other and truly can say that I love Eddie Guerrero. I love you and I miss you. Then Vanua broke down into tears real heart wrenching sobs. That shook his whole body. He tried to keep speaking through his emotions but each word became harder to say than the last. Eventually it became too much and been wa literally walked off screen on the next Friday night. Smackdown men while wrestled against his now familiar foe triple H in a tribute match for Eddie. It was an emotional win. One that ended with a long embrace between the two fighters when they broke. Ben Wall that the crowd in chanting. Edie Edie Edie everyone who knew Crispin Wa said he was never the same after Eddie's death but it was only the first in a series of tragedies on January twenty eighth two thousand six Benoit's friend and mentor in New Japan. Wrestler named Black Cat also died of a heart attack. Black Cat was the new Japan Booker. Wenbin Wa was first coming up in the DOJO. Black Cat had booked. Waas career making matches against Yutian Thunder Lager. He was also the one who helped him break into the lucrative or seen in Mexico. Then just a few weeks after that. Another of Benoit's close friends died wrestler. Johnny grunge the pair both lived in Atlanta Georgia. When they weren't on the road they went on dates with their wives. Johnny had two young kids. Now fatherless who were playmates have been was son soon after. He mourned his former stampede. Tag Team Partner Biff Wellington as well as WCW wrestlers Sherri Martel. Mike Awesome and Bam Bam bigelow the quick succession of tragedies left been walk alone in rudderless his grief. It was around this time. The Benoit's started to display anxiety and paranoia. He told his father that he believed he was being followed. He mapped out thirty distinct routes between his house in the Jimmy worked at so that he could take different paths each day and avoid detection. His sister-in-law said they'd been Wa didn't like to drive the same car every day because it made him too easy to follow his father said in an interview. The chauffeur that used to drive him home from the airport at Time said Chris would tell him. Take a different route. I don't want anyone to follow me home. They had their son in lockdown school. So no one would kidnap him. They moved into this new house with large fencing all around and went out and got trained German shepherds to protect the house because people were after them. After Eddie Guerrero's death. Ben Watt started writing letters to him in heaven as a coping mechanism for his grief in one he described a dream he had about his parents being killed. He wrote Nancy and I were trying to get to her parents Daytona to save them because we felt that they were being taken next and these people after them were very powerful. High ranking people when we got to Daytona. It was too late. Her parents were gone too perished there could have been a few different causes of Benoit's increased paranoia as we said last week you regularly use steroids from about age. Fifteen the rush of testosterone from juicing can sometimes being tense to take the edge off many steroid users supplement with an anti anxiety. Drug like Valium xanax. However prolonged use of this medication can actually increase your overall anxiety in the long term patients can become dependent on the effects of anti anxiety medication when they stop taking it. They can feel hyper anxious even worse than before. They started the prescription because their brain has become dependent on the effect of the medication. In addition to intense paranoia Vanua had become verbally physically abusive towards his wife. Nancy the final months of their relationship. Where that of a deteriorating marriage allegedly? Nancy had reached her limit with Ben was steroid abuse. According to Matthew Randazzo. She repeatedly throughout his stash of steroids in the house while he was out on the road when he came home each time to discover what she'd done he became enraged six weeks before the murders. Nancy texted I will not accept this steroid induced rollercoaster ride of emotional abuse. You trying to say this is how you grew up watching your dad. Call your mom names and making her cry. No then what gives you the right. She said in a later message ignoring the problem or running away isn't going to help you face it. You need professional help. And only if you're fully honest about all of it however as much as Ben Wa was dealing with his steroid habit. Nancy was grappling with her own addictions. In addition to heavy drinking. Nancy was likely addicted to hydrocortisone. Also commonly known as Vicodin or Lore set on May thirtieth. Nancy was prescribed three hundred sixty pills of lor set by her family. Doctor Phil Astin by June twenty second. She consumed two hundred seventy eight of the three hundred sixty pills. That's roughly twelve pills per day. Assuming that she was the only one taking them. And that's a likely assumption because Ben Wa had a loss at prescription of his own from June eighth to June twenty second. He went through a prescription of one. Hundred Twenty pills roughly eight per day and it was in this Hayes. During the summer of two thousand seven that their fights only escalated friends. Started to notice bruises on Nancy for the first time. She accused her husband of locking her up in their house on June. Twenty first the day before her murder. Nancy called a friend in a panic. She warned if anything happens to me. Look at Chris Coming up Chris Ben. Waugh's troubles boil over now. The conclusion of the story by June of two thousand seven. It seemed like all areas of forty year. Old Chris Benoit's life were coming to ahead. His marriage was on the rocks. He and his wife. Nancy constantly fought about his continued. Steroid use his career was also hitting the skids. Vince McMahon had recently purchased another wrestling outfit extreme championship wrestling or E C. W It was more of an independent league not as mainstream but it had a dedicated fan base especially among die hard fans by bringing it into the WWe fold. Mcmahon was going to use it as a farm team. Basically a place for young guys to cut their teeth and become better workers but to bridge the gap between this new minor league outfit and the Major Leagues. Wwe E McMahon decided that he needed to send some of his establish talent over to the new show. He decided Chris Ben Wa who had spent time in e C W at the very beginning of his career was the perfect choice at the next pay per view titled Vengeance Night of Champions Been Wa was scheduled to win the easy w heavyweight belt and be the inaugural champion. Now in some regards. This could be seen as an honor. Mcmahon was entrusting Ben Watt to be a coach and mentor to the Young Bucks. He wanted every new guy who walked in the door to model themselves. After Benoi the consummate professional the obedient worker but on the other hand this had to feel like a demotion in some part this was the first shot at the heavyweight title Ben Wa had been given since his run in two thousand four and it was for the minor leagues. It basically seal the deal that he would never be offered another run at the top of the card ever again fellow wrestler. Chris Jericho has denied that Ben. Wa felt any kind of disappointment or sour grapes over his recruitment E C W he was happy to be given the role of mentor but the timing of what followed brings his enthusiasm about the new position into question because on the night he was supposed to win the championship. He was in the middle of murdering his family. While the true cause that tragic weekend will never be known and can never be explained. We do have a pretty good idea of the order of events on the afternoon of June twenty second. Two Thousand Seven Ben Wa visited Dr Ashton. He re upped his lawsuit as well as his prescription for anabolic steroids. According to prescription records Ashton was prescribing him a ten month supply. Every month as author Matthew Randazzo wrote the family physician was basically been was drug dealer later when he was home. A neighbor's pool cleaner saw Ben Wa barbecuing outside his seven-year-old son. Daniel was outside with him playing in the yard. The scene was peaceful idyllic. There was no indication of the horrors to come at nine. Twenty five PM. Someone from the Ben Wa House called Information and ask for the number for the police department authorities later assumed that it was Nancy who made the call. But it's unconfirmed seven minutes later at nine thirty two. She called a neighbor and left a message on the answering machine yet. Her voice was calm. Nothing appeared to be wrong. This might have been due to a potent combination of drugs and alcohol in her system. Toxicology showed that in addition to her normal lore sits Nancy had taken both the anti-anxiety Zanex and the narcotic dilaudid that night. Which means that. She may have been heavily sedated though the medical examiner later stated Nancy's blood levels. Were normal for someone using these drugs. Therapeutically likely around ten PM that night. Chris Attacked Nancy. He brought her to an upstairs family room and bound her wrists and ankles with duct. Tape report suggests that Ben Wa- slammed her face into the floor when she tried to resist her autopsy determined. That Benoit's pinned Nancy to the floor. Face-down pressing his knee into her back. Then he wrapped TV cable around her neck and strangled her Vanua then covered her body with towel placed a Bible on the floor next to her and left her there all the while. Daniel was apparently asleep in his bedroom at some point next morning. Saturday June twenty third Ben Wall went into his son's room. He gave Daniel Enough Xanax to render him unconscious. Then once he'd fallen asleep he smothered his seven year old boy in his own bed. Ben Wa tucked him back in then placed another Bible by his side then Wa was scheduled to wrestle at an event in Beaumont Texas that night he called fellow wrestler Chavez Guerrero and told him he was running late he wouldn't be able to ride with him to the show as planned. Ben Wa claimed that he'd been forced to reschedule his flight. Because Nancy and Daniel were horribly sick with food poisoning. He'd had to take them to the hospital because Nancy was vomiting blood. But he promised he'd still make it to the show before he hung up he stopped and pointedly said. Chabot a love. You Chaba waited for him at the airport as long as he could have been. Wa didn't show. He called him a few more times. No answer. Chavez went to the event in Beaumont Ben Wa never arrived the next morning. Chabot woke up to a few text messages from Chris. He'd sent them in the middle of the night at three fifty am the I said. My physical address is one thirty Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia three zero two one five. This immediately struck. Chabot is odd not just the time stamp but the message itself. He knew that Ben Wa was an incredibly private person and used a Po box for all. His correspondence never giving out his home address. So why was he sending it now? A second text message was even stranger. It read the dogs are in the enclosed pool area garage side doors open. After he'd sent the messages Benoit had gone downstairs to his home gym. He rigged up a pulley system using his weight. Machine used it to break his own neck. When Chabot woke up and saw the messages he immediately called Ben Wa but there was no answer that night they were all supposed to wrestle in pay per view match in Houston. Been Wall was supposed to win the E C W heavyweight championship and he was completely. Mia Chris Ben Wa. The consummate professional who worked through any injury always showed up on time. It already missed one scheduled performance but now to everyone knew that something was horribly wrong. The wwe management contacted the Fayetteville Police Department and ask them to go to Benoit's house for a welfare check. They found the dogs in the fenced in yard by the pool. Just like the message said and they found the bodies of the Benoit family. The discovery shocked those who knew Ben Wa and those who were fans of Ben Wa even those who had never heard of Ben Wa until the murder suicide was blasted across the nightly news. Were incomplete disbelief. Everyone was left with the same question. Why talking heads immediately spewed out. A few theories rumors spread from the locker room. That Daniel Benoit's had an intellectual disability called fragile x syndrome. It was speculated that caring for a special needs child put strain on the Ben while marriage and was too much for his father to bear however this was later disproved. There's no indication that Daniel had any kind of developmental issues. The most popular consensus that circled was. Ben Watt suffered from Royd Rage. Based on his physique he was obviously juicing. Anwar must have snapped and Gone Berserk but Dr Julian Bales who studied the men. Wa- case disagreed with the assessment. He said there's no consensus in the medical community that this issue of road rage or uncontrolled violence precipitated by seemingly normal life stressors. There's no consensus that that even exists. Instead Dr Bales believes that Chris been suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy or ct according to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Cte is a degenerative brain. Disease found an athlete's military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma in Cte a protein called Tau forms clumps that slowly spread throughout the brain killing brain cells. Some common changes seen include impulse control problems aggression depression in Paranoia. Benoit's brain was examined after death and doctors found extensive damage consistent with. Cte All four lobes of his brain were heavily scarred and the damage was comparable to that of quote an eighty five year old. Alzheimer's patient Benoit's signature move. The one he performed over a thousand times in the course of his career was the diving headbutt every time he slammed into the mat even if he didn't directly hit his head he still bounced his brain off the inside of his skull. Emt In sports writer. Louis Babcock described the impact of the diving Headbutt on Benoit's brain in an article for bleacher. Report he estimated that every time he jumped from the top rope. Benoi fell to the ground at a speed of nine point eight meters per second and even when his body stopped moving. His internal organs continued to move from Inertia Babcock explained. Chris's brain was a bouncy ball inside a skull for a split second. Every time he hit that move. I think about the math for a minute. If Chris Hits that move ten times a week that is one second now look at how long his career was. Let's say he wrestled two hundred times a year for eleven years. Chris would have wrestled twenty two hundred matches. If he hits the diving Headbutt in each match going by previous formula. Chris's brain is a Bouncy Ball for two hundred twenty seconds which equates to three minutes and forty seconds picture your brain bouncing from front to back of your skull at a speed of nine point eight meters per second for almost four minutes. The cumulative effect of this damage would be huge as we mentioned earlier. Ben Wa was increasingly paranoid in the months leading up to the murders. He believed someone was following him out to hurt him his family. It's possible that he was eventually consumed by these delusions. Perhaps he became so convinced that his family was endanger. He felt that they would only be protected in death. Ultimately we will never be able to understand what Ben Wallace thinking. When he murdered his family will never be able to rationalize or contextualized his actions. But that's kind of the point clearly for him to have done what he did. He was not thinking like a normal person. His mind was broken. His brain was damaged since the Benoi tragedy. The WWE has instituted a number of changes to try to prevent something like this from happening again. They're concussion. Policy has been updated any wrestler who shows any sign of brain injuries. Sidelined recovery a handful of career wrestlers like Daniel Bryan and Corey graves. Were forced to retire over. Repeated in addition the WWE has been more willing to acknowledge and address the rampant substance abuse in the locker room. They have offered help and rehabbed any wrestler with a history of addiction whether they're still actively on the roster or not in the case of Chris Ben Wa. These are changes that would have been invaluable to his life and safety and that of his family but perhaps these changes will save someone else's life in the future. Thanks again for listening to sports criminals. We'll be back next week with a new episode. In addition to the many sources we used we found. Matthew Randazzo is book ring of Hell Extremely Helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of sports criminals and all other park has originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all your favorite music. But now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all your favorite podcast originals like sports criminals for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream. 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Chris Benoit Pt. 1
"This episode features discussion of Drug Abuse. Suicide and murder that may be offensive to some listener's discretion is advised especially to listeners under thirteen. November Fifth Nineteen Ninety four the Viking arena in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania was a literal sweat. Box Windows no air conditioning. The pungency of a thousand hygienically challenged extreme championship wrestling fans packed around. The ring was so accurate. It could make your eyes water. Twenty seven year old Chris Ben Wa Sporting Blue Lycra pants and a fluffy mullet made his way to the ring for the second main event match the night against Seibu then. Wa- bounced against the ropes. Hyping himself up for the fight. Suddenly saboo raced out from the locker room and dove into the ring sliding under the bottom rope. He leaped Benoit's starting the match before they even rang. The bell fueled by the surprise attack. Ben Watt took his revenge while Sabu's struggled to get back to his feet Benoit's stomped on one of his hands then he took a fistful of. Sabu's hair pulled his head. I level and punched him square in the ear. Ben Watt dominated saboo tossing him around the ring like a rag doll picking him up over his head and dropping him onto the top rope commentator. Joey Styles said what was plain for all to see Ben Wa- feeling very confident in the first few minutes of this match up so confident. He pulled Sabu to his feet. Hoisted him in the air then launched the nearly six foot tall two hundred thirty pound man over his left shoulder for a pancake fall. Seibu didn't turn his body quickly enough. When he landed Vanua heard sickening crack. Saboo had fallen head first onto the mat. His neck bent at a sixty degree. Angle as the entire arena erupted in a mixture of shock horror and applause. Saboo clutched his head in a rolled out of the ring. He gasped to his handler. I broke my neck. I broke my neck God. Damnit meanwhile Ben Wa strut around imposed on the ropes refusing to drop his character or stop the show. He was no longer Chris Ben Wa. He was the crippling. Welcome to sports criminals. Apar- cast original every week. We dive into the dark side of sports history and look at athletes not only broke the law but broke the rules and covenants of their sport also uncover how their actions impacted the history of the sport they played. I'm Tim Johnson. And I'm Carter Roy. You can find episodes of sports criminals and all other park asked originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Sports criminals for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type. Sports criminals in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to we love but it's no how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram. At podcast. Twitter at par cast network. This is our first episode on professional wrestler. Chris Benoit's through the course of his twenty two year career. Been Wa maiden name himself around the world winning titles in Canada Japan Mexico and the US. He was regarded as a hard worker a disciplined wrestler and loving family man until in June of two thousand seven forty year old Ben. Wa did the unthinkable over the course of three days murdered his wife. Nancy their seven year old son. Daniel then took his own life. This week we'll track. Ben was rise through the ranks from his start in stampede to his time in the. Wwe Next week we'll cover the events leading up to the gruesome Ben Wa family tragedy. We'll try to understand how one of the best men in the locker room made the most shocking real life. He'll turn imaginable before we get into the story. Let's talk about professional wrestling for a second. People are quick to point out how wrestling is fake. But that's not really an accurate description as WCW world heavyweight champion Bill. Goldberg said it's not fake. It's predetermined home. What does he mean by that well? Wrestling can't be called a quote unquote real sport. Because it's not a competition. The outcome of every match is decided backstage by Booker's and promoters so no. It's not a sport. It's a performance one that requires a great deal of real talent in real athleticism. Sure guys pull their punches kicks. Don't actually connect. They oversell their injuries to the crowd but the work done in a wrestling. Ring is undeniably grueling and physically punishing. There's a right way to take German SUPLEX. But there's no easy way you're still landing with the full force of your body weight on hard suspended. Matt which is really just a few inches of wood covered by even less foam padding. And if you land the wrong way you can pinched a nerve or rupture a disk or break your frigging neck yet night after night. Show after show wrestlers take to the ring and dive head first off that top rope all in the name putting on a good show and telling a good story and like all stories there are heroes called baby faces in villains called heels for decades wrestlers resolutely maintain their caricature personas both in and out of the ring upholding the strict rules of K. Fehb CANNON. They only referred to each other by their in ring names. Heels only traveled with heels faces only partied with faces and backstage. There are always two separate locker rooms in a fake sport K. Fehb added the necessary realness to work all the wrestling fans out there into believing what they were seeing someone who really buys into the world of wrestling someone who either actually thinks it's real or allows themselves forget that it's predetermined is referred to as a mark. This is a holdover. From the origins of professional wrestling matches were basically mobster backed bedding schemes. Working a mark is con artists Lingo. Later years they weren't so much conning you out of your money as they were your loyalty and Phantom and Chris Ben. Wa was self admittedly one of the biggest wrestling marks of all time. He could never get enough of professional wrestling. Even when he became a professional wrestler himself. Author Matthew Randazzo wrote in His book ring of Hell at heart. Chris Benoit's was just a big fan. Someone who had irrationally followed his childhood dream and continue to pursue it long after he knew. Better Been Wa- up in Edmonton Alberta Canada in the nineteen seventies at that time wrestling promotions. Were broken up by territories who you saw in the ring depended on where you live. Alberta and most of western Canada belong to a promotion called stampede wrestling run by Stu Hart stews wrestlers trained in the dungeon known to be one of the most punishing initiation rites imaginable in a literal basement prison in his mansion. Stu stretched new wrestlers in sadistic submission holds only releasing them when they begged for their lives through. Blubbery tears in this crucible. He produced some of the most violent hard-bitten ASS kickin fighters around. They had to have that kind of talent to survive with their fans ran. Dozo explained is stampede. Ever offered up the type of cartoonish phony action that typified pro wrestling elsewhere. The Bar Brawling audience would riot in heckle and at the center of this destruction in the late seventies early eighties when Crispin Wa. I was a kid. Lewis TV SET. Was the dynamite kid. Tom. Billington Benoit completely idolized him. It only five foot eight and two hundred twenty pounds. Billington made up for his smaller size with insane acrobatics in the ring that could rightfully be described as suicidal his signature move the diving. Headbutt Song Billington Leap headfirst from the top rope arms at his side drilling his skull into his prone opponent chest. He performed the spine shattering stunned thousands of times in his career unsurprisingly. Billington was wheelchair bound and brain damaged for the age of forty other wrestlers called him a cautionary tale but to Crispin Wa. Dynamite kid was his favourite performer personal role model and professional blueprint. Every other wrestling champion was some seven foot. Three hundred pound monster that slapped little guys around in the ring but billiton's agility stunts made the big guys look like uncoordinated Claude that he could wrestle circles around. He proved that mid weight wrestlers could be champions two as long as they had enough guts. Ben Wa who was also small guy decided at age twelve. He was going to follow in dynamites footsteps. No matter what Ben. Wa went to work building up his slight physique through weight training and allegedly steroid use by nineteen eighty five. He could bench press four hundred pounds that year he join stampede wrestling and was brutally initiated into Stu Hart's Dungeon according to Ram Dozo. Stu believe that a pro wrestler should above all else be tough and humble and the only reliable solvent of a rookies ego and fear was the merciless concentrated application of pain. After a trainee experienced true pristine pain there would be nothing that could ever faze him in the ring. This last part was especially important not just to maintain but also to keep a wrestler from getting injured. The choreography of most matches is called in the ring. Generally the only thing laid out beforehand is. Who's going to win? And what their finishing move set will be this. Means the wrestlers have to be able to communicate quickly and accurately during a fight. No matter how beaten up or exhausted or cuss they are they need to be able to react on an instinctual level when another wrestler jumps at them from a top rope or picks them up and body slams them onto the map Stu Applied Malcolm glad wells ten thousand hour rule to professional wrestling but instead of running scales on the cello his boys were running the ropes and taking pratfalls. Ben Wa was a diligent student silently. End Graciously taking his lumps. While this could be seen as a young man adopting professionalism toward his chosen career it could also be seen as the first time the line between real life and K fe blurred for him. The dungeon was legendary among wrestling circles. He'd known what he was signing up for going in he was in on the secret stews stretching all part of the act part of the art so if he played the cave part signed to him tortured trainee wrestler. He'd eventually be allowed to move into his next role promising novice wrestler. Eventually he'd be made the leading man heavyweight champion the more his masochistic work ethic paid off the mortgage life followed the cave script closer. He was becoming the next iteration of the dynamite kid. After only seven months on the stampede active roster nineteen year old Ben. Wa was given his next big break. He was invited to train at the new Japan pro wrestling. Dojo in Tokyo. The DOJ O.'s reputation for punishment and sadistic torture of trainee wrestlers. Made Stu Hart's Dungeon look like summer camp. Their graduation rate was estimated at one percent and been Wa- suffered even more targeted abuse for being a Guy Zine a foreigner and an undersized one at that it was assumed that no Westerner would have the strength to endure the training. He should just drop out now and save them all some time as described by Matthew Randazzo. All the trainees called young boys or co highs. Lived in the barracks at the DOJ. You veterans or seniors called Sent Pies were assigned to mentor them. Young boys were required to show absolute obedience to their send pies no matter the request whether it was doing their laundry buying their groceries or washing their back in the shower when the actual training portion of the day began it started with one thousand squats and five hundred pushups. If any of the young boys showed signs of weakness or pain. They signed another set of five hundred. Only after all this exhausting punishment where they find the allowed to enter the ring and even then most of the time they were stretched if they were allowed to spar it was in the customary. Japanese strong style which was designed to be as real as possible. If the trainers felt like the young boys weren't selling their moves hard enough they punch them in the face for real drawing blood at the end of the day. It was all the young boys could do to drag themselves to the barracks and collapse into their bunks as excruciating as it was Wa in customary fashion. Put his head down. Follow the rules and muscled through after all the dynamite kid was also a product of the new Japan Dojo. This was just one more step on the road to becoming his idol but he honestly hated his time in Japan. He didn't speak the language. He was constantly harassed. He hated the food and he was incredibly homesick. Ben Wa started to retreat. In on himself he earned the nickname. Houdini from his friends for his ability to disappear into thin air fellow. New Japan wrestlers Scott Norton recalled when the boys would be out drinking and eating. We'd be laughing having fun. And then you look at Ben Wa and he'd just not be there his eyes would be blank he'd be on some other planet just staring out space like a Zombie. He did this all the time. Everything in his life was centered around the world of wrestling and his future in the business when he was in the ring came alive establishing himself as a talent to watch but out in the real world and while I had no idea who he was so he simply allowed himself to disappear. Coming up Ben. Wa takes on a new name in Japan. The Pegasus Kid podcast listeners. We realized that there are a lot of par- cash shows to choose from each day and sometimes not enough time to sort through them. All in our new feed par cast daily we filter through all of your favorite podcast series to highlight the most timely and relevant episode premiering. Each day every Monday through Friday. Discover a new and captivating episode curated specifically for you. That's one new episode from our slate of content handpicked with you in mind. Time is precious. And we've got you covered follow. Par cast daily free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts you can check out more. Par Cash shows and a full library of episodes in spotify by searching for par cast in the spotify search bar or by going to spotify dot com slash. Podcast now back to the story. After five months of torture and isolation in the new Japan pro wrestling dojo twenty two year old. Chris Benoit made his in ring debut as a young lion on the bottom of the card but while he showed promise as a wrestler. His Booker's were unimpressed by his face. Just wasn't that handsome so they changed. His name stuck a mask on him and called it a day. He became hege. Sus Kid in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. He played the he'll to baby face wrestler. Jimmy Thunder lighter and established mid-weight hero who was modeled after a popular cartoon. Lager also wore a mask. He had the body of the Red Ranger and the head of horns. Samurai monster like Benoi lighter dutifully respected the art of wrestling over the sport of wrestling. The pair was so well matched. Their feud reignited the junior heavyweight division with fans and secured Ben `was prestige in New Japan for the rest of his career on August. Nineteenth nineteen ninety. Been One lager faced off for the International Wrestling Grand Prix junior heavyweight championship winning. This was the pinnacle for mid sized guys. In Japan by then lighter had held the belt for two hundred days Ben was victory would be a huge upset. Benoit's started the match slowly rolling lager up into a crossbow. Submission hold he needed to build a clear story. Arc for the audience. One in which he completely dominated lighter. So once lager escaped the submission hold been Wa focused all his attacks on his opponents back. Because according to K- FEHB rules it had been weakened by the stretching. It was something been walk. Could CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT. He smashed lager into the mat with a belly to back SUPLEX. He immediately followed it up with a snap mare grabbing laggard by the neck and flipping him over his shoulder again. Slamming him into the ground back. I so far. The match felt incredibly one-sided Ben Wall couldn't be stopped he ducked ligers Zuri kick in landed on his feet after a hurried back body. Drop it all fed into the narrative that Ben Wa was impervious to anything Threw at him the next time. Lag or charged. Ben Walk kicked him in the stomach then lifted him over his head in a gorilla press once again smashing his opponent down on his back. Every spot benoit performed added more and more damage to ligers back a bridging German suplex a super plex from the top row and a clothesline. That immediately flattened eventually been wa signaled who has time to go to the finish. I he scooped up ligers and crashed him headfirst into the mat with a tombstone piledriver then while arrived unable to move been. Wa climbed to the top rope. He jumped landing directly on top of lager with the left leg. Drop then he scrambled to cover. His opponents flattened body the official counted one. Two three he done it. He'd won the championship and even more amazing. The crowd in the arena cheered and celebrated Benoi as he accepted the belt even though he was a foreigner even though he'd best one of the most popular fan favorite wrestlers. It was a huge win after so many months of feeling like an outsider in Tokyo in this moment in this ring he was accepted with this win and his established prestige from surviving the DOJ. Oh then walk could have wrestled in Japan for the rest of his career if he'd wanted and that was not a lousy prospect. Japenese wrestlers are well paid and earned more respect from the public. They are treated like celebrity athletes. They also have a much less arduous touring schedule allowing them to recuperate from injuries and spend time with their family. They wrestle two weeks on two weeks off. Guaranteed American wrestlers on. The other hand are independent contractors. They're paid for appearances and that's it. They cover their own travel hotel rooms gear food and medical expenses. They don't even get health insurance in Nineteen ninety-four before he was famous triple h signed a basic entry level one year contract with WCW for fifty two thousand dollars the equivalent of a little over ninety thousand dollars. Today after a year he walked he'd spent so much money on expenses. He'd actually lost money in that time. Not only are American wrestlers paid less than their Japanese counterparts. They're actually expected to work. More three hundred shows a year over the course of fifty weeks leaving no time to properly rehab injuries. Meaning that most wrestlers are working hurt half the time and because they're independent contractor agreements guarantee so little if a wrestler is seriously injured and forced to take time off the road. There's a strong chance. Their job won't be waiting for them when they're healed less. They're ultra established megastar. Money Printing machine. John Cena were the rock. This system which is still in place. Today fosters a culture of fear fear of appearing weak and being replaced and that desperation to hold on your job at all costs lends itself to rampant substance abuse. Many wrestlers have a history of alcoholism and narcotics addiction habits that they picked up as a way to dull. The pain enough to keep working. There are many many wrestlers in the history of the wwe who suffered substance abuse issues. Too many cover here but to give one example in two thousand eight Ramos Stereo publicly addressed his addiction to pain medication and Subsequent Rehabilitation. He attributed his introduction to opioids too many injuries as wrestling blogger. Jober GATT related in a post for bleacher report mysterious has had so many surgeries and injuries and on top of that he has to wrestle four to five times a week on the same places. He hurt before painkillers were needed for him to even move half the time despite the opioid addiction and despite what must be constant pain Ramos Stereo refused to give up on his career. As of twenty twenty he still a professional wrestler. Chris Benoit's had seen this kind of reliance on illegal substances in his territory days in Canada. Guys that were so beat to hell. They had to pile on downers every night just to be able to sleep then greeted each morning with a bowl of wheaties into bump of coke to jumpstart them back into action even his hero. Dynamite kid was eventually caught in this cycle then. Wa was never much of a hard drug user or bins drinker but he was allegedly a heavy steroids. User colleagues reported that Ben Wa was constantly juicing. The stampede locker room nicknamed him and his tag team partner mega doses at one point over there extreme usage. This not only helped him maintain his massive musculature but the steroids helped heal his injuries. At a faster rate he was juicing so much in so addicted to life in the ring that while the rest of his new Japan colleagues enjoyed their two weeks off to get some much deserved. Our in our been Wausau out extra matches. Those two weeks off didn't feel like a vacation. They felt like a waste of time. He didn't need a break he needed to work. One of the new Japan promoters hooked. Benoi up with some colleagues in Mexico promotion because he was currently working as Pegasus Kid. A mass performer. He easily fit in with Lucia door. Wrestlers OF LUCIA LIBRA AAA worldwide. Instead of enjoying his paid vacation in Tokyo Ben Wa traveled to squalid venues around Mexico for the better part of nineteen ninety one as described in ring of Hell. The rings were as hard as pavement and the conditions at the smaller shows were Third World Abysmal. Some shows would be held in filthy. Boxing rings cockfighting pits or in rings consisting of concrete platforms covered in Sawdust. The shower meant a garden. Hose out back with the bucket and sometimes the only lighting available was a rope strung over the ring that held a garbage can with a Hobo fire-lit inside of it given this context we understand more. How much crispin Wa was addicted to wrestling? He had a pathological need to prove himself as the most professional most experienced most consummate wrestler of all time. He wanted to be the guy that other wrestlers wanted to be the dynamite kid for a new generation. He never wanted to be accused of resting on success. He wanted to push himself to keep going for more and that meant on the United States wrestling scene until he established himself as a top guy in an American promotion. He'd never let up because without that. Final accolade you could never truly compare himself to the dynamite kid. Twenty Five Year Old Ben. Wa got his chance to make a move in nineteen ninety two when he was booked in world championship. Wrestling's clash of the champions. Tv special though WCW was certainly second banana to wwe. It was still a major televised promotion wrestling as Crispin Wa. No longer the Pegasus Kid. He was tagged with an old friend from stampede. Wrestling biff. Wellington the other half of the mega doses. They were set to fight fellow Canadian Flying Brian. Pilkington and Ben was longtime new. Japan rival Jewsh Thunder lighter. It was just one tag team match in a huge tournament of international talent and it would essentially serve as ben was try out for the American. Big Leagues Ben Wa especially wanting to impress. Wcw's Booker Bill Watts. He'd recently taken the helm and was eager to right the ship. After a few years of mismanagement ben Wa had heard that watts was scouting new talent for the show but he had to strike a delicate balance between trying to impress watts without stealing the spotlight from his competitors author. Matthew Randazzo explained. The match wasn't about Ben Wa. He was brought in to sell the fans on the ability and credibility of Pilsen and lighter. If Watts got the impression that Ben Wa was cutting commercial himself they would never be in the same locker room again. Ben Wa and ligers started the match in the ring their tag team partners cheering them on from the Apron. Tasked with making lighter look good. The men's started out with some traditional Greco Roman grappling Vanua flipped lager over with a fireman's carry ligers popped right back up showing that he was impervious to the move throughout the match. Whenever Been Wa looked like he was getting ahead. It was simply setup for lager to overcome his offense and look more and more superhuman Ben Wa afforded the same courtesy to Brian Pill men working a punishing sequence. Halfway through the match while running the ropes trying to set up a clothesline PULLMAN CAUGHT. Benoi in the middle of the ring and sent him flying outside through the middle. Ropes went Benoi. Tried to come back into the ring from the top rope. Hillman's snatched him from behind sending him crashing to the mat in a belly to back suplex then while Benoit struggled to get to his feet film and took to the top rope himself wants Ben Wa was standing pill. Men launched himself feet first into Benoit's chest leveling him with a dropkick by the end of the seven. And a half minute match. Then why had proven himself as a humble hard worker and ring general? He impressed watts. Well enough. That in January of Nineteen ninety-three he joined WCW full-time and went on tour. But for all his years in the Dungeon and the DOJ oh he was woefully unprepared for the experience. Chris Benoit had gaping blind spot in a key area of American locker rooms. The consummate professional the humble workhorse willing to pay his dues and prove his worth had never before had to contend with backstage politics then wall wasn't walking into professional wrestling locker room he was entering a viper's nest coming up. Ben Wa struggles to find his place in. Wcw spiraling him into depression. Now back to the story in nineteen ninety-three Chris Benoit's joined the Locker Room at world championship wrestling or WCW media mogul Ted. Turner founded the promotion five years earlier to serve as a rival to wwe Turner Birth WCW from the ashes of the failing. Jim Crockett promotions. Jcp's matches already aired on TBS owned by Turner. He figured he'd buy the outfit. Throw some money at it and see if you could make something better out of the time slot maybe even give Vince McMahon in the wwe run for their money so from the beginning WCW was really nothing more than a vanity project. Ted Turner was busy running a TV empire. He didn't have time to act. As a booker promoter instead he farmed out the work to various suits and cowboys over the years. All the while spending tens of millions of dollars on a product that consistently hemorrhage ratings and alienated wrestling fans but Chris Ben Wa and many other young hopefuls like him didn't have access to a crystal ball and therefore had no idea that they'd latch themselves onto the primetime equivalent of the titanic sinking hindenburg disaster. Pompeii eruption all rolled into one. We don't have the time to untangle the Gordian knot that is the gross mismanagement of WCW. Instead we're going to focus on the main issue. The one that affected Chris Benoit the most. It was a political minefield. Whether you made it to the top dependent. On how well you play the game. One that he was wholly unequipped for been. Wa wasn't Schmoozer. He was a worker. Stu Hart had run his promotion like a family. He was the patriarch until he handed over the reins to one of his sons. But even then the stampede boys were brothers. You paid your dues. You got your shot in Japan. The CENN Pie Cohi- system was a form of politics. All its own. There was nothing to manipulate. You either got on your sin pies good side or you were mercilessly harassed until you quit and in both of these. Promotions BEEN STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE RULES OF K. Fehb the professional work ethic the serious dedication. It brought him respect. He was a wrestler's wrestler. Someone to be admired in WCW. He was openly mocked for working too hard been Wa. Watch the guys at the top slither their way into management's good graces by smooth talking and glad-handing the eight guys party their butts off every night stumbled into the ring. Drunk failed to show up for matches at all and raked in millions of dollars all the same while most of the WCW roster was under typical will give you the axe whenever we feel like it. The guys had finagled mind. Boggling guarantees that made little sense to the storytelling as it did to. Wcw's bottom line and it was their total disregard for good storytelling showmanship. That had been walked. Took more offense to than the money decisions about who should win a match and who should be top Guy. Were completely arbitrary. They'd steal someone's heat without a second thought even if it made zero sense for the story line or the established character in ring of Hell. Randazzo uses a rivalry between Hulk Hogan the top face. Wcw At the time and super he'll vader as an example by that point Hogan was pushing forty and all around pretty washed up but the suits WCW who were completely out of touch with wrestling fans still saw Hogan as a superstar so they pushed him to the top of the card and gave him a contract that said he could stay there for as long as Hogan wanted essentially making him his own booker in one thousand nine hundred ninety two. They brought on a young hotshot. He'll named Vader a six foot. Four four hundred fifty pound behemoth. It's finisher the vader bomb was one of the most realistically devastating moves at the time. The vader bomb is a corner. Slingshot splash from the second rope. Vader would bounce a few times on the ring to gain momentum then jumped backwards and land all four hundred fifty pounds directly on his opponents chest. He wants cracked and opponents ribs and ruptured his spleen with the move in K. Fehb rules this was an instant match. Ender there was no way to come back from the vader bomb. Unless you're Hulk Hogan Aka your contractually guaranteed to be invincible. In one of his early matches with vader instead of selling the damage of the bomb at all Hogan leapt up to his feet and started posing in the middle of the ring completely unfazed and just like that. The power of the move and Vader's credibility completely vanished sacrificial lamb to hulk Hogan's vanity to Ben Wa. It was one of the most selfish disrespectful things one wrestler could do to another to the integrity of the work for years been Wa toiled away in. Wcw unable to advance or get any heat. Top Guy. Kevin. Nash referred to him and other mid. Carter's as nothing more than Vanilla midgets. The audience would never accept them as champs in response to this stagnation Ben. Wa followed the gospel of Dungeon and the Dojo. He kept his mouth shut and worked harder night after night. He killed himself in the ring. Still believing that with enough dedication he'd win management's respect and get his shot at the top of the card but all he got for his trouble was more wear and tear on his body constant seething resentment his best friend and fellow. Wcw Mid Carter. Eddie Guerrero was handling the situation even worse than Ben Wa numbing his frustration with booze and drugs eventually he had enough by December thirty first nineteen ninety eight. Guerrero was despondent and completely broken by his. Wcw prison. He went for a drive by himself. He swallowed five capsules of G. H. B. A powerful sedative typically used as an anesthetic then. He slammed on the gas pedal until he reached one hundred and thirty miles per hour and drove off the road into a ditch. Guerrero was launched through the front windshield. His body catapulted one hundred feet through the air. Miraculously Guerrero survived the crash. Though doctors warned that he would likely never walk again unable to accept this and unable to accept that he nearly let the suits at WCW. Get the better of him. Guerrero swallowed and injected. Whatever it took to get back into the ring. Vanua stood by his side once. He returned to the ring acting as caretaker babysitter. An chauffeur Rhonda's wrote after Eddie Drank and killed himself into an incoherent stupor. Ben Walk carried him through hotel rooms and locker rooms in meetings doing his best to keep an eye on Eddie and protect his job so he could support his family and perhaps it was at ease pain and not his own. That finally made been Wa- say uncle or the first time in his life Ben Wa was ready to throw in the towel. On the morning of January sixteenth two thousand before pay per view titled Sold Out and Wa Guerrero and a dozen other mid card guys approached the current. Wcw Bill Bush. They wanted to be released. Not Pleased by the prospect of losing over a dozen workers in one fell swoop. Bush asked the man for some time to think while he contemplated what to do been while allegedly revealed to a WCW announcer that. He'd already made up his mind. He was leaving one way or another Ben. Wa told him that if he didn't get the release from his. Wcw exclusive contract. I'm going to walk out on live TV and punch a ring post shatter my hand. Then I'm going to punch the ring post with my other hand and shattered it too. Then I'm going to walk backstage. Go to the hospital in. Sit Out while I recover. Luckily such drastic measures required a week. After the pay per view Ben Wa was legally released in free to pursue work with another promotion and by the end of the month. He was welcomed with open arms by the WWF which later became the wwe life in the wwe. Locker Room was everything that Ben Walk could hope for. At first he was treated to a heavy push in the booking along with former. Wcw Wrestlers Eddie. Guerrero Dean Milenko. In Perry Saturn. He formed a stable called the radicals. They were immediately pitted against hot commodity. Degeneration x the stable run by management. Darling triple h the next week. The radical stunned audiences with the he'll turn joining forces with DX launching Monday night. Raw to eight point one Nielsen Rating. For the night. Chris Benoit's had climbed the mountaintop and plan to stay there but soon enough the same political maneuvering that plagued the WCW locker room. Made its way to the WWe while. Wcw had lacked a strong leader suffering from a revolving door of clueless promoters narcissistic booker. Wwe had almost the exact opposite problem though. It yielded similar symptoms. The company was ruled by the Iron Fist of Vince McMahon he hired every wrestler approved every plotline and decided the outcome of every match sitting at his knee waiting for their turn on the throne where his two children. Shane and Stephanie and once blatant nepotism was introduced into the equation. Wwe suffered a ratings decline comparable to WCW's similarly the McMahon's abandoned good storytelling and good sense to push self interested. Plotlines favored wrestlers even when the fans pushed back. Stephanie was named head of creative and in charge of the writer's room her real life husband triple age was given title rain after title rain. Eventually the McMahon's took center stage in the ring booking themselves into main event matches once again desperate to prove his ring ability refusing to get lost in the Shuffle Chris. Benoit spent the better part of two thousand one mercilessly. Flaying himself on live. Tv sustaining injury after injury to the point that at the June twenty-fourth King of the ring pay per view then walked completely. Put himself out of commission in a triple threat match with Chris. Jericho and stone. Cold Steve Austin in the final moments of the thirty. Six minute match. Ben Walk. Climb to the top rope for his signature flying headbutt dive. He leaps through the air belly-flopping face first into stone. Colds chest instantly. The entire right side of his body went numb. He insisted on finishing the match which stone cold ultimately won to retain his championship win. Ben Wa finally saw Dr. He learned that a disc in his cervical spine had ruptured pinching. His spinal-cord nerves between two vertebrae. Not only would he needs spinal fusion surgery. There was a chance he'd never wrestle again. When Ben Watt heard the news he reportedly had a complete emotional breakdown. He refused to accept that this could be the end of his career that he could fight for so long to touch the stars only to stumble at a straw like Eddie Guerrero after his car. Accident Chris Benoit's was resolutely determined to come back to wrestling after some Rehab. Though he traditionally stayed away from hard drugs to that point he reportedly started taking any pill that would help him muscle through the pain upon his release from the hospital. His doctor advised that he wait three months before attempting any exercise. Instead the very next day he spent hours jogging up and down the stairs in his house to train. He was a man possessed with one goal. Getting back in that ring even if it killed him thanks again for listening to sports. Criminals will be back next week with arrest of Chris. Benoit's story will follow his return to the wwe and how it impacted. His mental and emotional decline finally will walk through the events of the Benoi family tragedy and how it changed pro wrestling forever for more information on Chris. Benoit in addition to the many sources we used we found Matthew Randazzo Book Ring of Hell extremely helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of sports criminals. And all other podcasts originals. 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The chain has an astonishingly low turnover rate in the notoriously transient retail sector and many of its workers trained at the chain's chains own co branded university beyond the food stores enhance the customer service experience by offering an array of appealing amenities like no fee. ATM's and number two in the industry a public restrooms just behind rival change sheets today with eight hundred. It privately owned locations however this Shane will choose to shift. As inevitably embraces change in the future history indicates that will uphold another of its six four corporate values. I use the light customers this week on Doboy Wa wa the Thank you guys. Go Birds. guys we're very very excited to be here in Philadelphia and I stop. Give it up for you song and Emma just helping us out right now. Could not do the show. And especially this tour without them and we also couldn't and do it without my co host. This week's roast is courtesy of Andrew. Clarke let me introduce him rocky with twice the CTE CTE and half the eyesight spoon. Man Mike Metro. Ah what's up really. Oh boy what a roast lot a lot of rocky takes. I will say that. I went to the bathroom. Last-second second why did you do that. I don't know if you say I got some soggy pants. It is not good. Uh I ran back to catch a roast. You waited too long. I know I fucked up. I don't know that's what you get for not wearing a diaper for once. I had a similar mishap earlier. Our train was boarding. We wrote the Amdo whose bad it was the same thing. Hi who loves the Chew Chew. Yeah I love the train. I don't know how you fucked up so much. We I gotta go a bathroom and I was like Yeah Uh and I was like in your in your like. Can I go to the bathroom. I was like no you did not say I said no and I was like. I'm just kidding. Do whatever the fuck you want adults. Everyone said I had plenty. Everyone's everyone's assessment was an ad. Plenty no we did not. I did not say who had plenty of time. I feel like everyone said in the line moving. You almost miss. The track didn't almost miss the train. And I just had to hop back in line and you carried my gatorade and Carl role. Carl rolled out. It was fine and the new Pete immediately after the trade you have a no pissing on train rules or something mm-hmm. I had tied one on last night. Let's just say we got. We had a little over two glasses of why had that was a lot for for me. No I got. I got rips. I get I get wineman wine mom drunk at my age. I have a couple of glasses of Chardonnay and then I'm hung over the next morning I know I was. I was feeling pretty dehydrated so I drink a bunch of water in the morning. I got to the Union station in what city we're in Washington in DC. And I know you said I had I had to. It was the first stop on Tor- now and then and then I drink gatorade on the train to replenish my electrolytes. And then I had to urinate again. It it was two hours. I drink a big beverage. This is reasonable so boring. This is reasonable. You asked me to explain why I urinated twice in a two and a half hour span which is a reasonable amount of your this that we know why yes. You're a pitcher. We talked about this before you like to wait. You like to hold it. You like how it feels. If I if I was Piss edger I would take. I would have fewer fewer urination instances than average because I would be trying to maximize the poll right trying to maximize the resistance. You tell me I don't know what we do Mitch. Why introduced us the spoon man because last night or second show in DC the development? That took place I am. The scheme ran. This woman is back for Philly. I've rode upon the Schuylkill River. Nick I've had passed NGOs and they're not that great right everyone. Aw and you've never even fucking Ben to Philly you pieces shed but you know what she's steak is Great D. Allesandro does that's so pathetic a guy a guy told us that earlier I got it right. Yeah I think that's right right Dallas Andrews. Is it okay. I didn't hear what he said. People are sending me roasts of you by the way are they yes. Yeah someone Well we have a packed house. There's there's there's a there's a rock and roll bands here tonight the group someone from the band of pears stairs and -sego one of them said instead of meek mill that you're meek spill. Oh that's pretty good. You told you told me earlier by the way. There's someone one in the front row with the Yeah heathcliff shirt which I very much appreciate. Yeah the there's some quincy here tonight tonight to quincy seeped into Philly really. Yeah WHO's here. My sister's Momoa Sullivan is about that. That's exciting yeah I I can I. Can I say what I what a Texan earlier. Yeah okay wait wait. Tell me that Harrison seagulls are here someone from the band pairs and someone from the band see goes here. Her pairs and Siegel's are here. What does this twelve days of Christmas? The Guy The guy prepares you liked it. What do you think affiliate so far? I mean you won't be able to see it at all. Well no I mean. I don't really have much of an outside of the chains which we spent some time in and had some meals in like. I don't know how much of an honest assessment I can have of this place doing like affiliate speed run. I've just got in. And then we went to our our lodging and then we went to go eat food and we went back to our logic than we wanna hear. It's been like a seven hour. Are you say our lodging. It's strange right. Sorry yeah we ate slept and then came here. That's it. Yeah but PHILLY's rules in my understanding. Is that today and I don't follow the NFL but today is opening today's opening day. Yes go birds. How many of you made that mistake mistake? I bet you there's a lot of people today. Were like Fuck Shit. Can doboy cigarettes circus well. One of them. Kinda looks like alignment and one of them. Kind of looks like an assistant coach. You look like you could work at Penn State. Jesus Christ dusky boy my friend. You want to Penn state so bad swing by real get autograph Nick. He's in jail. That's fucked up. Sorry it's all right me and do anything. You're just commenting on it. That's true hero. Speaking of football. My understanding is that there is a player for the Philadelphia. Eagles roles a quarterback who's nickname is big. Dick Nick set true true. which is that? It's Nick pick falls nick foles the QB. But he's not. He's not he's gone he's now he's not anymore. Yeah what's that they. They were saying that his Dick is still stick. Still Big Dick stayed here. Oh it's like the liberty ballots monument in Philly. Now that's nice. You're going to be googling. Nick foles all night tonight. I'm GONNA hear fucking keyboard noises coming from your room at three a m those football pants. That's don't leave a lot to the imagination. Get a pretty good outline their. How else are you at like? How are you feeling because we've done a lot of travel? We've done a lot of heavy eating. I'm sick you know this. I'm sick I don't think you're sick. I think you're telling yourself you're sick but I think you're actually in pretty good health. I think it's there's a black hole end of my throat. It's feels terrible. You mean you're a sophomore. What do you mean look? Let's not the technical here okay. Hey my throat hurts. That's all I know why you care. dreze is a black hole. I don't feel like a mass back. There or a black hole is something from which no no matter can escape. It's all right. Fuck you for God's sakes what what picture you're trying to paint you couldn't you made is a joke about high am like a black hole. Food goes in there or something and it doesn't come over all got it. Yeah no this was more fun to break. Break it down my throat hurts. I slept I slept most of the day. We didn't get to see which is good. Of course right. You woke me up up though. You're you're a little human alarm so you test me with waking you up which was no easy feat. You were taking a nap. You're getting a little getting some shut. Eye Man was catching. Some Z's I knocked on your door. Wrap wrap wrapped on your bedroom door to no avail book going on here. I said Mitch Wake Up. You didn't hear me. I I had to open your door. I was GONNA walk in there and you're GONNA be splayed out or somethin' and what's like I was Gonna walk in and you just be Kinda in a laying there. American beauty style with rose petals around. Yeah with with some some places appropriately placed rose pedals rolls up no. I just thought that I might go in there and see something that maybe I didn't want to see and maybe you wouldn't have wanted cranking it in the bedroom. I didn't think you were cranking because they knew you were asleep. But you know sometimes when you're sleep you'll throw off your covers or you're just like discard an article of clothing. No is that not a a universal experience. You slink out of your clothes like a snake when you sleep I will sometimes shed some layers of I get hot at night and they won't realize I've done it. Oh God but anyway but anyway. Apparently it's on the universal experience with you song the last couple of nights. He didn't experience that I hope so. But you're so you're like completely out and then you were snore. You were sawn logs. I really had to do a lot to rouse you. It was not easy. Oh Poor Nick. No I'm just saying hang on a really. It was not an easy feat. Oh wow you're a hero. You're woke me up walk you. I didn't say it was a euro that you were sleeping very heavily. Okay sorry eh trying to get accolades. Someone's cheering for thank you. Thank you that one person Mitch. I'm looking at Knicks running show and it just says Google Nick foles later. Uh Mitchell we introduce guests yes. We got some hometown guests to. Oh you're drop. You forgot your job for fucks sake the drop the third third consecutive show you forgotten. Do Your job spoon nation. And you saw him hit him with that drop Look it's called. How did this get played? They ripped off. Oh show that people like okay. Let's listen to the trailer. Show this allowed Campbell and we love of video games. Mitch listening to this just being so to everyone. Thanks for listening there it is. Hayes was right I do listen to that. I get pissed that drop was from. Are you ready for me You Song I lost you. Text it to me and I lost it already. Oh and I got it from shampooed ler shampoo or how about that and the email the body of the email just says. Hey that's it that's nice. What do you live to start shit? Why is that like your agenda who me? Yeah you love to start shit. Because I don't like you fucking little worm coward ban a Worm Coward Mayor Worm Coward Man. You heard me how. So you're fucking little armie hide in the dirt and dig up dirt and I say look me in the face you fucking worm again. I'm lost in your metaphor. Don't understand. Aw You're a coward. How am I cower? D- I don't know I love you and I was I. Did they have a setup where I had a bunch of rose petals around. But you didn't walk in. I will just say that yes. I have a second podcast that I started. It does not mean it does not mean. I'm not doing continuing to do this. PODCAST with you my friend and we will. I don't think if you're worried the hell maybe you're worried that don't boys endanger Muslim but now you're stuttering and now I'm not I'm being sincere. I'm being ernest. You're we're not worried about a baby boy's on top. There's clearly something going on because you're so you have such a strong did older isn't as it's also the place and time to do okay. This is our guest. For God's sake place in time to discuss this thing that I started with this drop. I chose to play in front of an audience. Fun Drop get our guests so please. I'm just saying Yuck you get the guests so I'm just saying. I think it's okay for me to do it other podcasts. I don't give a shit then. We're fine we got all right. Great I will maybe I will. Maybe I'll start some more for some tepid reaction to that. That's enough for me to go off of. I can build an empire. Uh Mitch we've got. We've got some great guests. I up drug history comedy. Bang Bang and Brooklyn nine nine. Make some noise for Carl Tart. Aw in our second guest has penned her own intro from inside Amy Schumer Kroll show the Simpsons Saint Martin of Tours school and little flower Catholic High School for Girls. Give put up for Christine. Nagel wow the suck box I the wow sober. So for those of us not in the venue Christine entered through the audience wearing what I guess is a rocky style. American flag black robe snacked everybody a lot of fun a lot of fun. I was snatched. Everybody's league eggs high. That ruled you guys should go home. Now that's the peak a homemade gang ironed on gang letters on the back. Wait let me see the crowd turnaround for the crowd. Holy there it is. Wow ruled in dusky jokes yet. Did I miss any. Yeah there were a couple Mitch. METACARPAL apple couple. Yeah they can more. It'll be a theme Nagel. You are from the Philadelphia area so we've got it. We've I've got an iconic philly chain that we're going to discuss today in a bit but I wanted to start a little bit more. Broadly and wait wait. Wait Nick Nick before you get into that. I said that there'd be surprises on on the tour. Oh boy do we have another surprise guest. But they're coming in through video very exciting if you want to lower the lights. It's a little bit in play. This message for neck era go. Can you lower the lights. Wow I never for Sunday able or Mesh to crisis kids series. Wow that's right. John Taffer from bar rescue rescue should've been goes was the screen to reveal the pipes skyline. That's a lot of fun Mitch. What was tappers cameo rate off? Tapper came in at about one hundred bucks. I think I su- they cameo rate. He's my friend. So tafer's cameo is less expensive than stormy Daniels who you had for. I D C show. That's right breath. taffer less than than stormy I guess stormy is trying to strike while the iron is hot because she knows she's not going to have you know maybe hold on a second. I'm just maybe in a year. It's usually usually won't be as topical drag her Nick so they bring Eh Jack Drag drag it on Nice Lady. That made a nice message. I liked it. I'm not going to drag her. I'm not dragging anyone John. It's great to see your tepid reaction to videos that were such a pain in the ass to do. Look at that reminds me I did an episode of. How did this get played? Knicks other. PODCASTS I had a great time doing thank you Nichole. We're we're lucky to have you. I can't wait to be on it. You're not gonNA come on and you know shifts so so nangle outside of the wall what you're going to cover Rita's Italian ice which we're going to cover in our late show. So what Philly eats do you gravitate towards. You know there's a topic we've covered previously on the podcast but here in front of a hometown crowd. I thought you might have some places that you might like to shout out. No I don't no okay. Nothing comes to mind big swing lager. Yeah how could you ask me that. Well that's all. I did talk about the first time I was on the show which was soft pretzels being such affiliate. It's yes and how like it was just totally normal that we had soft pretzels. All the time and did anyone else did your school. Did you have them at school. All the time. Yeah why is it such a philly thing. Is it softer here. What's going gone? It might be okay out. This is a genuine question Mitch. Mitch I think it's softer here. Because you're in the city. Someone just said the Pennsylvania Dutch which I guess they need it harder they they pull the dough better because they're Dutch. No the German. I knew that but those are the those are I. Don't want to repeat myself because everyone here is remember with my olive garden. Episode is my first episode. I remember I did that episode and I was I walked out and I was like that was fun. So you'll at that down and you're like no no we usually let it go and it was an hour and forty one minutes pretty a pretty brisk doboy voice episode pretty tight and going back to one. Carl how where do you fall on the Pretzel Wagon You Pretzel Freak. You know what impressive freak. I'm a closet Pretzel. Free interesting you know. I'll say this at the mall. The press was spot with the cinnamon minimum in the cinnamon. Sugar Pretzels. Those those hit heart audience. Or you talk in a Woetzel's sorry it's Anne and that's why you came here all right. Hold on a second. I had an aunt and okay a and I miss her and I miss her. Also fucking all right. That's a draw so wait so you like you like the sweet press. Sweet Pretzel Desta with some cinnamon. Maybe a little bit of that That cream dipping sauce. Yeah all right a little bit. This week I guess they always go. Savory and I always go a little bit of mustard or some some cheese and NACHO cheese that's my usual order and a lot of salt a a big salt guy. I'll tell you this about press. Yes when they're real hot like if you had a game or something like that and they ruined hot dense cheeses something that you like. Yeah this is a good choice and then that bitch it gets cold and you're like what. What am I eating as hard as men? I was at a wrestling show a few nights ago all out in Schaumburg Illinois. Why why are they went to arrest went on a wrestling road trip? Before he came on tour I did. Yeah I was a highlight so no I I but I would say this. I had the worst pretzel of my life at the Chamois was so fucking wack and it was one of those things where it was like it had been I can look at it and I could tell it looked old as this thing is so fucking just looks like a piece of twisted leather but ordered anyway because I had no food in my stomach I just had Burger King earlier that day and then it got to know was so fucking bad it was cold and it was like tough. It was awful. We consider your ass. Ask Drag I feel like there's there's pretzels that are served. I guess I haven't really seen them anywhere else in in Philly like we used to. They used to be sold on the medians out of paper bags. And really do love frontal faulk and there's like these vending machines. There's people and I don't think they really do that anymore. But they were shaped northeast. It does what a police. I'm just sitting there shape a little differently than they are when you get them at like more commercial the venue. They're kind of more oblong than the ones like the Bavarian Brussels that were used to. I think that's the only interesting thing about me. They have two holes instead of three. I guess is the way you could say it. We think whatever now wow not. It's No yes it is. He is right then beat thirds. I had super pretzels in life fridge. Growing up No one cares about Super Pretzel. They they win. Those are frozen ones that he'd up in the microwave. Yeah okay. I've never had that I've ever had the costco big box of pretzels. We were a Tuxedo. Family Really Oh yeah. Yeah Yeah No. We had a big box of super pretzels. Put a little water on it and then you sprinkle the solved on their right. It was a dream a dream for me. I like a wet pretzel pretzels. I uh-huh like a pretzel more than like dry. Brush the wet though like wet like soaking wet but wetter when with butter got alex. Sort of brush rush. That's not what I meant but it's fine with water like it's been in the rain. I don't care how gets wet so if it fell in the pool you buy at school. Yeah it'd be like Oh awesome. That guy's got a pool that guy. Hi what is this. I don't know I'm putting myself back in Philly when I lived here. I grew up here mode and if someone had a pool that would have been awesome but we went in the fire hydrant. No it's bad. There was a cop that lives on my block and he the Had A key for it and he would put it on but in the absence of that there would be like you would find out like on a hot summer day like Oh the fire hydrant over on and hawks and rose lease on and everyone like run over to that corner. And then you'd be like you're not from my block and it sounds like you grew up in one thousand nine hundred twenty. Yeah it does. Every was pushing kookiness. Stick around offers copy would come by all present the PU. I'll tell you about this city. What's less realistic? Come to Philly. Is that rocky rocky ever existed here. 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Should we go to this Wa wa and I consulted Nangle and I think we decided the right move was to actually go to a proper while Juan Philadelphia but but fuck DC right. Everyone we're gone now. Fuck those people they. I was walking. AH The target. We use Yeah and he was like. I think nick wants us to go to this tomorrow. It was like us on a wars idea in the world. We're going to Philadelphia Newshour. They did the Santa Claus was used on on your shoulders carrying you song in a baby. Bjorn I request they booed. Were you doing in what they did dismantle clause or are you booing. Santa Claus. Was it right that they threw batteries at him. Is that what you're trying to say threw snowballs. I had I worked with a guy from Philadelphia Philadelphia and someone brought up them throwing memories as well that that guy a cheering my co worker. So I work with a guy from Philadelphia and he corrected us once like very sternly. 'cause we were like through batteries at Santa Claus. He was like wait hold on week through snowballs at Santa Claus. There were batteries in the bucket. So toss it wasn't Santa. Oh you're saying it wasn't the Real Santa that's what is alpers so but maybe he deserved it. We weren't there. I don't know it's possible. Look if you're not San on and you're gonNA wear a Santa suit that's stolen valor far as I'm concerned so so the Wa wa check. I knew we weren't going to make the living off that shit of dressing up in Santa every time the early like early November. I get calls that you. Are you ready to play Santa again. I say fuck yeah even my fifty dollars for working Santa every comedy. Play fucking Santa Under this. Funnier Diane branded spot for seventy five dollars in the form of a gift card. So while on DC not well reviewed and it may be a little bit like a two and a half stars on Yelp. has this this chain not because it exists outweigh well outside of Pennsylvania right but like maybe it's expanded a little bit further outside of the original range it wasn't always in DC sees broken DC's broken and we all know it got it got it. Let me tell tell you. Those fat cats system isn't working for everybody if elected I will will make the Wiwa in DC better and immediately leave. 'cause it's so humid there. It's very humid. Wow that's there was a ton of mosquitoes they're too focused talk of DC lot of mosquitoes. Yeah I love the bloodsuckers in DC bloodsuckers right. That's Tom so we went to. We got into Philly. We trained in here urinated second time which Mitch called attention to we went to Are Lodging and then we went to these South Street location which seemed like a newer. Wow what seemed like a newly conservative reaction. What what we had a we had a fan man? We ran into outside. WHO said I was hoping you'd go to this wall Wa which was interesting? Why he picked that one are there? I'm sure there's more than one on South Street twentieth in South Street. Is the streets here. What what was that reaction? Oh Shit this streets are holding batteries in the air. They think I'm Santa Shit you saw the strap up. Meanwhile that's how I get my batteries. So the first thing I will say about Wa wa is it's is the touch screen ordering is. I mean it's the future. It feels like very like a lot of other chains have appropriated this now but using it in while it's like. Oh this is. This is pretty elegant. I will say that it timed out on me twice twice. I like made a sandwich and then it said are you still there. Whatever couldn't get it too? I saw he was. He had a finger like this. And it's an order cancelled and I waved my hand in front of his eyes and he didn't react. Maybe your fingers are warming up. That could be the issue. Warm up your fingers. Yeah it could be my cold blood so I couldn't get the ADS. Misuse with it. But it is like really nifty to even though a little intimidating for first time in customer which I was dating about it. It's like Hoagie. Yes no lettuce okay. Jeez sure love Walla la the issue is. There's so many like decision points. There's so many they can get locked into analysis paralysis. where I'm like okay? Which of these veggies do I want? which modifications do I wanna make you know what I mean? There's so many goals known. I want agrees with you for me. I'd like to make fewer decisions but I like that. It has the I know. A lot of people prefer customize ability and it's easier to WHO A is. Get exactly what you want for through a touch screen rather than through communicating it with someone behind the counter. Who's maybe harried and has a bunch of other things going on right because then you'd have to talk so Philadelphian and honestly nobody wants to avoid it but you guys like the touch screen? I loved it I loved it as well. I have no issues with it whatsoever or my same came out in record time I tell you what I did a lot about the screen. I was nervous That I wasn't going to be able to add extra Mayo to my sandwich. which is how wildlife my sandwiches extra men Lo and behold got damnit? That was an option for extra Mayo. Alison like Oh okay. Wow Wa I see you we out cheer you were you. Were talking about that days ago. You were nervous about the extra at Christie's how does how does it infrastructure you'll city work like how much mail because any extra mail to myself and I went up to the screen it gives us facial recognition where you been the only thing they were supposed to be a secret menu on the screen. You're supposed to touch such a bird or something. I'd bought it. Bub yellow bottom weapons fucking shooter. Jesus sorry sorry you gotta deal with it now. I don't know you think that's what someone would yell out. Bottom left like telling a guy that his date left the grinder. Date is what I'm saying. I couldn't find the secret menu. Yeah what's okay. I was fine with I- yeah plenty of other stuff too or it actually asked me right away. Extra hadn't even ordered anything. Yeah ask ask you if you WanNa Mayo outside the cup of Mayo. Yeah there is. So there's there's as you know all sorts of places. I don't really know what to expect. It looked at some pictures but walking side. There's just like so much stuff like there's there's A. There's a cold sections there. There's there's prepared food that's ready to go. Can I got mad at you because you immediately went right over to the coal food section the prepared food and picked up like a yogurt with GRANOLA. Or I didn't do that. You looked you dead you all right. You examined fine. I didn't put it on my inventory. I just looked at it. And what did you learn. Learn teach you that they have Wa wa Wa wa branded snacks macaroni Salad Bonnie. Okay did pick uh-huh Bonnie Bonnie nick we got hysteria over here going into a Wa Wa picking up at show on like there ain't Blah Blah yogurt right next to him you Jesus in my study picking up a Bonnie Johny right front all my friend. Oh my God I swear. I'll bring you God billy. Millie Exodus one at this table. Rock hard wow. You can't see it. Did you see the table rising. Sorry I'm looking at my Google search for Nick. foles definitely not helping with that but there is like the end sections with a you know. There's there's warm pretzels just sitting in a section. There's a whole bunch of drinks in another section. There's all this stuff you can order off the touch screen. Yes a convenience store but it's just like it's a lot of stuff it's different then what you would see in several of. It's not really an apple comparison seven elevens usually have a smaller footprint but like it's an am PM place. That's usually a little bit bigger a little but more sprawling. It's got so much stuff that specifically branded wow wa it specifically Wa was on food and all pretty high quality and get to try all of it but what I try it you know. It seems like it's stuff were there. They've got pretty good product. Also say let me turn this real quick so I read going into the bathrooms were revered and and that was an element in in my intro. That touched on. We're reading about Penn State. I think so I went in there. One thing I'll say in their favor is that they have a code. Hold on the restroom. But they had the code just like written in tape on the outside of the door so there was no reason for the code to even be there to. Did you do over there so we went so went inside and I gotta say not blown away. It was fine bathroom by the bathroom. Yeah I sixty. What did you do or their number one? That's it. Yeah just number one okay suspiciously. I don't believe it I went to a wow on cranked. Yes number three my friend. It was fine I mean there. They had soap. which is a huge thing? You go into a service station bathroom. And there's no soap and that's just is not hygienic. The toilet was reasonably clean and but they had the accelerator hand dryer which is not a great handwriting talking about I just wasn't blown away by it. What the I? I've never heard you talk. Talk about the the bathroom at a place that you reviewed before I do not listen to this podcast but I feel like I've been on it. You've never talked about the Ba- I looked into because they said it was notable the accelerator rules. I don't like the accelerator. AP Why don't you like the accelerator doesn't get the job done. Yes it does. I don't think I know what are your hands. DIPLO's draw one of the best in the game. I'm really scrubbing up in there. So let my hands are pretty wet. Picking your shirt off. I I think that the I think as Andrews Go. Look I think my issues with hand-driers in general but I don't think that the accelerator is like it's. It's not certainly not anything we're just like. Oh wow these bathrooms are great. They've got the accelerate. I'm just like well I've seen the accelerator. Airport Bathrooms Airport. Bathrooms are anything special. You know I don't know I. I had higher expectations for the bathroom. Maybe that's on me but it didn't quite live up to them but let's get into the foul. I'm just saying all right. Well you said. Let's go is expecting that shitter to be pristine. It was not so we went and we got. I got myself a when you or your sandwiches. You can get a junior hoagie. which is four inch a shorty? Hogue you would just six inch and a classic hoagie which is tentage a got a hell. Yeah and the audience. I got a classic hoagie Spicy Italian. which is the thing they have right now? I got it on a okay. Here's what I'm going to say. This bathrooms lose the bathroom accelerate. Just isn't that great. I don't love the accelerator. I'm not a local is my first time in Philadelphia. It's possible possible. I ordered things in a way that are not. It's not the way you're supposed to order to Wa wa. If that's the case get on my back give me a break do my best trying to navigate the touchscreen. I just made some decisions if you fucked up Buddhist shit out of him so I got spicy Italian on a week role. That's okay unfroze. Did you need to know about Nicaragua. He's a bit of a wheat. Seeker I gotta get some Dietary Terry Fiber so we it has ham chemical and Salami garlic alienate believe what makes us spiciest Cherry Pepper relish which is a saas they put on there. provolone spinach niche tomatoes onions. I think are added by default and I added to that some pickles and some hot peppers and it was a It's got double meat and cheese and that was when things were want him back. I wouldn't have done it but asked me and I was like well I got it do it. Ah I felt obligated to say yes. It was a very stuff. Sandwiches like an overstuffed sandwich. Good to know if I'm ever bombing at affiliated it just say double double its and yeah that was the. That was the sandwich I ordered. Oh cool let's start another podcast ask. Let's go down the line and everyone's say what we ordered. Okay now I'm not one you East Coast Yankees. I got what I wanted to and I ate it and it was good. Okay wait the Yankee is your perception. I just want to let them know that we don't want to eat. You just eat too much shit too much on me all right so I got I a simple. I got a classic ten inch on White. Toast it all the way Hamid Cheese. AM provolone extra mayo regular mustard lettuce tomato onions spicy pepper oil vinegar salt and pepper. And that's it thanks. Oh yeah forgot to mention. I had salt pepper and Oregano. Mind as well was it. Did you get a toasted toast. Mitch Toss you're ordering Nagel got all right. What should I tell you just my sandwiches or Sir with sandwiches okay? We got a lot to be fair. That's being Carl. What there was quite a bit on their Mitch? Just got US hand before you go for that. Take the rest of the show up. I also bought a bag of spicy hers. Oh yes yeah hot. Chips and I got eighty two Y.. Y Beverages a watermelon lemonade and fruit punch. That have yet to drink because I drink have of the water eliminate good. Yeah that watermelon lemonade. You show me the nutrition facts. On the back fifty-one grams of sugar. And in ninety six percent of your daily allocation of sugar. There's a third. There's a third column there. That's the your percentage if you're from Philadelphia and it's just a bunch of question marks all right. Let's see here one box laxatives. One box extends penis growing bills. Ah those were wild brain. They got nick foles on the package. Pennsylvania the venue does forty eight grams of sugar bottom left grand. That's the secret menu. I got my. I got two sandwiches. Everyone the first one was a shorty which is fun toasted me Bob Palmer John like a lot and then I went in the same neighborhood. I got a junior chicken strips Tomba the breaded chicken cutlet sandwich. They ruled they were really really good. I was really blown away by the chicken the chicken Parmigiana Sandwich for look. I'm going to save some of that for the wrap up right. It was good I was surprisingly good. I took a nibble of your of chicken sandwich and I agree guys please very good. It was not a nibble I would not allow that. I would not allow him to do that. He took a bite of the sandwich. It's just mind nick nibbling his shortage. No wasn't your junior junior. Aw I adore ably chipmunk Mitch's junior and I thought it was pretty. I thought it was quite good and the meatball. I'd had so so much bread. At that point that I just had the meatball did but the meatball itself I was like this is like a good quality meatball. Like this is like this is like this is better again. Better better than I expected might spicy Italian Sandwich first off. It was overloaded. That's my fault again paralyzed by the customization but the quality of ingredients was very good especially for the amount paid for it like this is just like so much better than a sandwich sandwich that you would get from most sub places right like what is this is like. What did you say Hoagie? Someone on her out of here escort. Nick outy is. The hoagie deserves to be addressed as such. Sorry sorry holding I have a college degree. It's fine it's fine go. Oh Nick honey look this is just it's a regional thing you call them hoagies out here. I'm used to call him subs. We know we're talking about. It's okay let me. I know what we're talking about boy let so I bit into my Saab. He'll fairly up. He'll turn wider. This was certainly not so are you ought to back. You're you're putting on them back. Pulsa your batteries everyone host or your batteries. We got him back. He said it wasn't Sabar. I call it a god Damn Sandwich because his meeting between bread. That's not wrong. I I really liked the garlic. A Oli I. It's not particularly hot but it did have a little bit of spice to it. I think the meat was very good quality. I think the bread was actually. This is the thing Mitch you've got. You've got just a role all with butter. That was was getting some applause for that. which was fucking insane? It was the shortest one and a six inch. Role with butter is huge. which it's so big and we know that too much? No okay I agree. It's pretty really big normal. It's normal even smaller. It's Normal I. It's funny because it was basically just like a butter sub butter sub butter inside of it. I liked it. That was like those are some great bites I had there. Forget and and get it as a side with your Mac and cheese. Yes which is this start. Why why when you order a MAC and cheese? I got a small MAC and cheese. Why does it then offer you a role with butter? What what why is that a Philadelphia thing? It's in the charter. I was very surprised but I was happy. I got it it was. It was very nice. Iceberg Bite Carl. Was Your Sando with extra. Mail was good. Yeah I did. A bread was surprisingly good. I put the Egypt's on it spicy chips. I that was good. That was a great choice. I applaud myself. Oh Salad I liked everything about it. The the days of good cheese choice was good. I got no complaints about that their sandwich I had some I had some nibbles of your sandwich and very adorable nibbled classic tentage. Ah Back it was it was like I think that was my favorite sandwich of all all the ones. I tried very like basic simple sandwich that you got was it. Just the quality ingredients early shown through there and it was. It was delightful delightful. Now nangle has the best one. What did you say nothing? Okay yes sandwich wise. What did you get on your most recent visit? And you have the go-to is someone who's who's been to few times in your life. Oh Okay yes well. I went with my mom and it was. That was fun and I got a a shorty on white and I got a roasted vegetable choice and it was so good I got double vegetables and then I put like a bunch of like pickles and onions and vinegar and stuff like that on it and I think they recommended. I think it was cheddar cheese and it was it was posted. It was so good and not just saying that because I'm desperate for this to be in the golden it was really really impressed by it and my And I also ordered a an egg sandwich. I knew these like on let's and So my mom and I like we're splitting them and the eggs which was good. They recommended Cheddar cheese. I went with it. They recommended and I think that that was a mistake. Stake on their part because the cheddar cheese was not good on the egg. White Omelet Sandwich. Wow yes that's okay it's okay my mom. I'd one thing that I did notice. I don't know if you guys noticed this is my mom was eating half of the veggie Sandwich and my mom has dentures and she was too chewy for her. The role was to chewy which then notice like. Yeah actually the real role is Kinda chewy. But I didn't mind that too much and then I also got A. I got got a tasty cake lemon pie like a little lemon pocket. which is something that you can kind of get tasty cakes and other cities but there's only a few that you can get there's while it has its own selection and it's just like little pocket with covered in like a sugary glaze? Cakes are pie dumb. Look into it. Don't don't do it. And it was Pretzel but what kind of Soft Pretzel. Book and La La Soft Pretzel Noble. Cause I was like you told me in advance to get a soft pretzel and I saw the soft pretzels there and they have like some room. Temp soft pretzels was in plastic. And then they also have under a heat lamp they have a cheese stuffed and a what was the one I got. I got both in the other one. I got the Cheddar Cheese stuffed soft pretzel and the sweet cream. Cheese spreads all G. L. E. I got the I got. Just a pretzel in a bag. So and so. That's the room temp one. They have at the register and I think that they're good. I like them no matter what I eat them. Just like with A. I don't even put mustard on images in the car and I think I'll bring this home and then I in the night in the car you're and I will say about. The the tasty cake was it was so good but it was so sugary like a kind China knocked me out for like two hours. I was just like so sugar at any evening the whole thing but it was fun to go to these. I went to a couple of different places while it was home. Visiting and I was I was with my parents. Live out in Hatfield now and the address sixteen hundred Philadelphia Avenue but I grew up in the city but anyway the we when I was waiting for my sandwich at the counter and everyone they're super nice. I went out by them on forty foot road out in Hatfield a Orlando. Maybe that was technically and it's also a gas station Dan that's all and but they had like little samples free samples out. I guess they were trying to get people to sample their iced coffee drinks drinks and they had this like it was frozen Mocha Cappuccino and they have these little cups out and this lady next to me. Yeah she was like she was a nurse or doctor or something and she was like drinking one and I was like. Oh this free samples. What are those? She goes freezing cold coffee. Yeah that was the name of the product. It's freezing cold coffee but I taste that and that was that was super good too. So yeah wow I was. I was really impressed. I've I wanted to be impressed. And they impressed me. So wow how often often when you were living in Philly proper how often was Wa wa place you would go to when I was growing up there there. I have a bunch of friends. Here from St Martins Torres High School and so I grew up in neighborhood called Oxford Circle and then moved to Northwood. And we you know we didn't drive or anything so there was a seven eleven two blocks from my house. Okay so the thing you would do is like hang out at someone's house and then walk to seven eleven and then walk back and that was the thing that you did that night and you would get like a fruit topa still kind of my weekend nights getting them Fruteau Pius and yeah so mostly like growing up until I was a teenager it was mostly seven elevens until I started kind of getting out into the world and it was and then when I went to college they went to college in West Philly. And there's a huge Wa. Several huge wallows while was all over campus. and My go-to drunk food was SA- plane Bagel with like triple cream cheese. Wow I've thrown up more of those than anyone has eaten so why was was big in my and I always always preferred while while coffee Dunkin donuts and stuff like that. Wow I'm correct fucked up on the right side of history. I'm going to talk about the coffee. Real good yes. It is. S- Quincy Guys Patriots. Oh boy I was at a super bowl. One Who Lewis me they won the eagles won. beat me the eagles. The Eagles Fan so that was nice. That was a Nice Patriots Guy. Congratulating them fuck you the U. ruined by day. The Eagles one go birds. Oh fuck you. Tom Brady said to nick foles. Look you've got a bigger hog than me. I admit it it's funny one thing I'll say about that. I might have brought this up before but it's so weird it to me that for us. It's totally normal is say go birds. But if you're not from here and people are screaming go birds and there's like just billboards with no context. Go Birds I would be. If someone's going on the corner I'd be afraid of birds supporting putting birds or you're kicking bird's out of the city. It's just it's just normal for us but you know sometimes you gotta look at things from an outsider's I right right. I had someone said man. Go pats baby. Who knows by? He'll turn I love it. Don't do this. We talked about this. This don't do this mentioned above. Sorry like are you like this is my thing and I just wanted to sorry. Sorry all right thank you know God damn it. The coffee was the coffee there is good and they have a huge array of different blends. You can and I kept it simple. I went with a classic blend. I get the regular bland because I like a medium to light roast and their regular thank you and then I revisited the bathroom and let me tell you it was good coffee and I'll say this this in this sounds like a slam but I don't mean is the slam I it compares favorably to seven eleven confident me which I like like. It's like a quick to go like coffee option and go for something. That's not freshly brewed something sitting in containers that have been there for for a while for May maybe hours. It's good quality coffee. I liked it up in a good way by the pretzels. I want to dig into a little bit so I also got a cheese stuff soft pretzel. I liked the I like a savory ones the sweet one was so we want to string. That's sweet cream as a lot. It's very I mean Karl. You like a sweet pretzel. What did you think of that joke? I didn't mind it. Oh interesting I thought it was good. uh-huh Yeah it interesting. I don't hate us. It's like a warm Danish. which isn't what I was expecting from a pretzel? Yes yeah but it was pretty good. I think I think I was saying earlier. That pretzels are kind of ubiquitous in Philadelphia cuisine and to me like having the flavored virgins or the dipping sauces is is kind of new. It's always a surprise like just so used to with mustard. I don't know if other people feel that way but it really is. It always feels new to me. I'm like Oh yeah we do that now when we've been doing it for many a year it's always a surprise to me. I'm like flavored pretzels. Mitch do we do we. discussed the MAC and cheese. I think the MAC and cheese is bad in the best way. What does that mean? It means that like it's bad but I like. Oh I gotcha if that makes sense yeah I get it. I'll say about the MAC and cheese. Yeah it was better than some the fast food places they have MAC and cheese like it was definitely better than like. KFC Right. I I mean you know eating magazine them. Gestation is uh not on gas stations cheese and a corner convenience it made me think it specifically made me think of KFC's Mac and cheese and there's like a same sort of thing as a little better but it's that same tier Mac and cheese feels so so chemically processed. Now right like this one. Still Kinda kinda taste like if you eat at the hot bar at the grocery store Oh sure that was that kind of mcentee right. I got a so as far as you can customize mize's drinks and I know the crowd here knows this but for our listeners. Out there you can customize your drinks on that touch screen as well never very extensive cold drink menu. I got myself of a boy. What Mangope who hold on? I was trying to say I knew I had to say smoothie is my third word word. I got ahead of myself as I was reading and I knew that you had to say the third word. You're planning out the third word that you had to say. Inadvertently made a Portmanteau Manteaux of peach and smoothie. I had a mango peach sheds when he went number two what he was little rock. The inadvertently made a Portmanteau of okay. Honey so your father gets home Ida Mango Ango Peach smoothie and they let you add yogurt and I said sure why not so added. Some yogurt was great. It was great. Deserter really liked it as looking great sweet treat you get like it's I mean it's like super duper dance and filling in sugary. But it was delicious. I really I really enjoyed that. smoothie you drink department yeah go back to my list here I so like I said I had the Wa Wa lemonade half lemonade. Half iced tea. The sweetest Arnold Palmer I've ever this one hundred dollars. Ah If you pour this iced tea in Arnold Palmer's mouth he's dead. He would come back to life started. Pablo I drank that down and then I also bought a strawberry lemonade and I took a big gulp of that. And then the lady behind the counter was like you have diabetes now. She gave me insulin. And I was on my way. Insulin in Cheese Pretzel Also Nick I just want to go over. It quickly. Got Myself a bag of Hers Cheddar Popcorn you made hers yours. Not as big as what's that. Nothing got hers. Cheddar popcorn in the hat is in the MAC and cheese there. That's it the two soft pretzels. I did good everyone I did. I tried to really fucking God. You're so mad at us for so so long for not doing wa Wa try to get everything in the fucking store hasluck my own treating their yes at the at the registered. They had these things. Go we gooey butter cakes. Oh boy I'd like to know y'alls opinion on the guy who was Howard chanting big Dick the all like that. What are you doing Carl? I don't I don't know what they were saying. I'll take it for you guys in different. I got one of those. The coffee thin. I gotTa Wall Coffee Thin and I asked. I said it on top of my Coffee Cup just to like have it like a place for it to rest because counter space will sleep he yeah and then melted. Oh all it melted okay and so I didn't actually get to eat it as it was supposed to be Zuma Story. I like that. They offer it. I liked that they they sell it but yeah let's get to our final thoughts on Wa wa Wa so we're GonNa say our review we're going to give it a four score for zero terrify forks and Nangle. I think you should start because I think we are. We know what your I think. Your scores most predictable. You no me. Don't come over here and be like I know you. You literally said I wanted to be in the Golden Plate Club so yeah but it could be that with four and a half of a platinum. Plato Hi guys. That was way too much time without me talking right. So Gosh what a place. I had a great experience there and one thing I noticed is it's Kinda like you were saying Carl about being like grocery store Macaroni cheese because it is just like a mini grocery store were and it's kind of gotten bigger of the years one thing I noticed when I went in today in the kind of like the colours of their and they have like potatoes and hard world eggs and fruit and stuff was they had eggs like dozen eggs and bacon like leaning against it like uncooked. Baking wow and yes and I was like why is like you go and you go like at Sunday morning and you're coming in from church whatever and you're just like Oh you have to get X.. Bacon and they're right there for you was there for you and you're like like I was not I was not grind. I picked up some peanut shoes which are philly thing. Guys noticed a Vegan snack to and I my boards wow X. six but it's works with a Ph. Wow all right you get a fanatic. Got It Carl. Tart your review your fork fork score must be one thing straight. I'm not hit pan to y'all know that some of Y'all know my thoughts on this damn mm city. No I've had a good time today. An earful solid nap in a basement. I don't the life is like we keep all our guests in the basement as a nice basement where I'm from. We have earthquakes. Diner basement must be nice overall when we walked in that place immediately felt like a tourist tourist able we got I feel like or I was looking around. We've got an authentic philly experience inside of this While convenience store we were ordering our food we got our orders and everything and I kept telling Mike Mike we gotTa pay before we get the sandwich gotta pay and Nick and Mike at Decision making time is is like pulling teeth. Like I'm just GonNa have to this so oh inside of there. There was a dude's pulled up in a like a Lincoln and they all walked in and got while food. They look like Philly guys and one of them looked a lot like meek mill. And I'm not saying that as a joke. I'm not saying as I was like I know. I'm not tripping right that do looks like meek mill and I looked around and like try to like confer with my colleagues and I was like they ain't GonNa know. Are they boys to men. It was and crisslow. His meek mill boys to men ridiculous but I enjoyed the sandwich. I enjoyed the chips that I put on the sandwich coach. Those drinks are too damn sweep more calories than those sixteen ounce drinks in twenty ounce bottle of Coca Cola. Uh Too much much. Did you like it was good okay. I'm just saying we don't even know what Coca Cola is that that is a manufacturer flavor. We not supposed to be drinking there and yet that is healthier than that drink. Yeah we sat down and ate in the while while was not many other people. Were doing that on the floor. They they are. I was like I think we should get this to go. Sit here beside other like crazy dude on the corner. Affiliate Kob walked in and exchange with the MEEK mill looking guy. They felt like it felt like he was like the neighborhood. Cop like oh I know you know Joan I'll give it a four point five forks. Wow Wow this man Mike Mike Mitchell. Jesus Christ listening. I just want to know what you think Wa Wa to me is a funny name for this place because when I'm leaving I'm not going to flip. Flip it upside down. I'm going. I am a seven having eleven the loyalist I loved seven. My whole life on I think there's no my head. There's no way that while walking best seven eleven you know. Oh Wow but hold on. I was as wrong. As those people who bet on Ivan Drago Against Rocky the seven eleven is Ivan Drago Wa wa was rocky while I'm knock seven eleven out. I'm going to sing a song to this. I put lyrics to the very going. Wait wait hold on a second then and then and then then in Eh while was good Wa was great. Cheddar Pretzel Really Not really good. What is really great five four? The I want him back. They forgot about the hat. Niggles put on Philly fanatics pat very cool philly fanatic philly fanatic you know the team philly fanatic always singular. It's a guy not a team team got it. They only batteries at Google. Sorry look I only follow the NBA. I enjoyed all the food I had from Wa wa enjoyed the wide selection of food. They had their the bathroom view. The bathrooms were really built up. Everything about it. who built up the bathrooms? It is your. Why did research into it and people were talking about how great you sow the fast-food bathrooms? But that was nothing to do with going to Wa wa. You keep a list you google hand-driers I was doing Wa wa specific specific research every the quality of its bathrooms. This came off a nick foles. Dick Search that that said at most I can deduct a half fork for that. What because the quality of the food is very good a- and it's it's much better than expected it to be and the wide array of drinks? The service was very good. We haven't really remarked on it. They could be. They couldn't assholes there and they're not like if you make a mishap like you forget to pay which both Mitch and I did when I was at home. I think we gotta Pay Yeah. I think it's telling me that like five times for me to do it. I was still shopping. Yeah they'll be they'll be like nine seventy four U Waiting on payment. It could be about that. But they're not like the service. There was very good. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. I feel like my sandwich was well made. I feel like my sides were good. I feel like my drink was outstanding. ooh Yes something about the service so I have a toothache there are debt is in the House I went. That's you think. Dentists will pay money to have. Nobody's fans hate there be like the meatball twenty five dollars here white guy go. It was a good meet the the girl behind the counter. Yes the woman behind the counter. Sorry she that's that's a good I start okay go ahead. I was asking for advil. She gave me some to. I'll say yes and she said you just put some clove oil on it. That's what dentist do they take. You wasn't he dell and I was like thank you while eighty four point toys. Seven five forks. Wow Wow what does that mean. What does that mean what do you mean what does that mean? What golden blades? It's in right now unless nick ruins it gives. What did you say that you didn't get my? He's talking about the bathrooms again with the bathrooms aside. The food is great. The just the fact that there are bathrooms puts it up a notch above seven eleven in and of itself. Because I've never have toilets and ever was granted. They've got a wide selection of food and the the prepared food was was much better than expected to be. It's like firehouse subs tear. It's like it's like good like their subs are as good as firehouse subs. Hoagies don't be mean to him now before he's he's GonNa give his thing so I think this one does deserve to be in the Golden Plate Club. Four four and a half four. It is the half fork deduction because of the bathroom work. It's partly that. Oh my God I never I think that I could. I never thought I would say this. But if wow US took over all the seven elevens in the world would be better the world will be about. I can't believe I I seven eleven is near and dear my heart but I'll be reporting this to Japan. I will say one thing quickly now but we all logged their scores. I and it's golden play club desire so the Pennsylvania governor's race like last year or something. While gave money to the Republican candidate sheets gave money to the democratic democratic. and Oh interesting. I learned that it is a thing I learned You do about it. What's what's our audience like? They hate politics us. All the food corporations are monstrous. They really are one of the biggest biggest donors. The Republican Party is Coca Cola. There's no fucking there's no winners there's no correct your choice. You can make it still healthy in a while while drink till Huahua drink but yeah to try to be ethical in going to chain restaurants are I just can't do it move on from this. For God's sakes bring this up neck. Sorry for introducing this topic guys. That was a while while we've got some snacks from the audience. We're going to side wish your mouth the APO of a snacker whack snack stack look at how many snacks you guys brought. You guys brought too much. Thank you for doing that. But we can't taste all taste a few choice things. The first thing we have is better all donuts. That's right I don't know what's inside this box. I'm just cracking it open. Its donuts donuts on chicken on the outside outside so I didn't know you thought there was a live chicken in the bice possible. I don't think we've got a we've got an array of different donuts here. I don't know what's what I guess I'm just going to grab lab something randomly and take a nibble all. Just bite you so we oh can try the different okay great. I'm GONNA take a bite of this. God this one has brought them all right. Yeah tell us what they are. What's your name Sir? Matt Hi Matt. I'm at DOC. Six Fancy Donald very now they rotate them out. Every time. What's on your voice isn't picked up by the microphone when you have no soul possibly God matt? You're you're fucking up. Big Time is a real low point for me. So it's carrot cake carrot cake blueberry Muffin the past Alito which is like a mango thing. one's Blood Orange and I don't remember the last one cookies and cream. I think I think I'm having the blood orange right now and it's quite nice. It definitely some interesting. Do you want to buy this and this over to angle by not a nibble because a person Carl which one do you have the pants daily on past Alito. It's mango and something. Great handing me something else back on so this is this is a local donut chain. WABAN's yeah that's guava mango. Sorry yeah the same thing as local donut chain and it's like a guy who does like fine dining mostly and it's incredible I prefer municipal. Is that a local SPA now. It's a bad joke. Aw Oh federal the municipal. I understand what you change. I still don't get it but I am a fool. These are good quality donuts. Do they usually come hot and fresh or they usually come like this. How fancy ones don't come hot okay? This is good. I you can tell. It's good ingredients. They make a good pastry chef beyond these intricate tear. It on a donates interesting no I never had a carrot on a donut. Try it how. Aw I'll have I had a Garrett on its how they're served very good. I say snacks axel around. It was delicious. I let's say it's just a funny thing that it's like. Oh these fancy doughnuts because I can imagine like family members mind being like like. Don't bring back those fancy doughnuts. We don't need a fancy and if you're just common we're have a beef and beer. We don't need fancy donuts. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA try these these something savory. We're GONNA try these hers. Famous crab fries season potato chips with white creamy cheese sauce flavoring. So we're going to dig into these those over there. Oh Yeah what's your name all right. Thanks Chris appreciate it all right. So so let's dig into them. Which is why I brought it up? I don't really care who brought them if they're not my friends the two one at a time job trump pash are these. I don't know hers. Billy boy I I. I really like that. That's like a it's like a really plus barbecue but with without the sweetness. It's just just that spice. That's the part you left out of that game. Patriots Billy Mayfair. These are great. These raw awesome snack snack back neck. It is a great snack. The issue with this segment which we cooked up which I'm realizing is people just bring us delicious things and so we're just like. Oh Yeah. This is good. It's like also we have to eat the whole box by the way. Okay here's the thing. My mom and I went to giant because tasty cakes. He's wrong sale. They were four for ten dollars and I bought a like forty dollars worth of TC. So there's some over by the t asserts anyway. Tasty Cakes Nagel. Did you want us to try. Those peanut chews or is it all right. We're going to try these peanut chews. Then we're GONNA take some questions from the audience this original dark dark chocolate. What do you think it would mean? Besides that I don't know okay. Yes one thing I god hears about how they have a lot of fun drinks. I didn't really get to say that. I shouldn't have said everyone else that there was like Kool aid. Pop You you know the old kool-aid plastic bottle Kuei pop things. They were in the fruit. There was fun stuff there. Fuck you guys. I brought these KAZAA. 'cause I was handing them out during my opening bit but I was using tasty cake boxes as boxing gloves and didn't think I'm going to give out the peanut shoes if I have tasted kate boxes on my hands as boxing boxing gloves. So I didn't get to give him out. That's my mirror. These are these are delightful. Goldenberg's peanut chews. This is great great. I really like the peanut flavor inside the dark chocolate. Is it nice calm it. I told Ya wasn't here to pander I'm gonNA whack on these. Wow Wow what did you think about him. My personal preference is not to eat dark chocolate. I don't like it because nasty me got dinner Carl. You revealed a Depositi. Doughnut wasn't snack. Oh the chips snag this now for me Carl you are. You have a mild chocolate allergy. Which I hadn't heard of before when I was when I was growing up I think Ronit now it makes me? It gave me excellent so you have a little bit of an aversion to it. Maybe even just psychologically just should be outlawed. Wow this nasty why John Candy is supposed to make you happy. Make you feel good cars award you. Why would you WANNA eat poise? And I go. I go snack on these. They're not like the better Braga's still go snack. I also might have to put down a newspaper later because why why is my spot the Messier. We didn't plan well for this. We should have had a roll of paper towels or something. We just got a bunch of junk all over this lovely tablecloth. It'll be alright. Up Guys is a that was a that was the snacker wax neck. I don't know what do we put this. Bow Back if anyone wants their snacks back or do we just take this way. We can put in my room back just like a restaurant back. Let's open feedback so we've got some audience questions we got from you guys earlier. Whose are whose our first questioner? Who did we have out there? We got Brian Needles. Hi Bran goals like back to the future back like fleas character back to needles. Yes yes yes like back to the future to. It was always kind of scary so my question is what is your pre show ritual if you have on I heard a Khanate can share this. This is not my pre show ritual but the thing I heard I'll say this is alleged for my own protection that Bill Maher before every episode of Real Time Jack softened his dressing room into a silk handkerchief flags king. I was a page on that. Show we we ever on handkerchief duty. Yeah I was. After the show started new rule. I want these hand washed. Aw Man that's nasty I don't I don't really have a pre show. L. Ritual the three or four hours leading up to a show. Yeah you can usually find me on the toilet sitting you know what what I do. I'm backstage I'm sitting in the wings just before I walk out and I usually will text my wife and I'm like Hey I'm about to go on talk to bed and that's what I I do. I usually send a nice little message to my spouse and then show usually reply with something supportive. I usually do a prayer circle and I make our guests joining me regardless of their religious affiliation. Yeah no I You know I just like we'll watch like being like saying to himself like nineteen twenty. Seven brothers came together and I walked him to his like weird little thing. Oh right and then I'll I usually order a drink or something and be like did I forget anything and I usually have and I've woken up from a nap. Usually right. That's gotta hit bathroom bathroom. Mostly bathroom was correct. You gotta get the lead out before you get on Stage Bill Maher. Does I just do it in a different way. Do the Ray Lewis dance shoot somebody Thank you needles next question. Thank you emails. I got off and do a silk handkerchief. Thank you question we got Sarah Armstrong I Sara. You're where are you at there. You are Sarah's way over in the other wing no left Sarah's left she walked out within the first five minutes there she is she over there. Big Fan I was actually at the show last night in DC. Wow what are you doing. Sorry this one's not as good. What the hell? This one's twice the show of that city. Uh No I'm from I'm from Philly but oh DC now so but anyway my question was so do you have are there. Any chains had an embarrassing moment moment or restaurants in general where you had an embarrassing moment like at one point and so now like you're too nervous to go back to that restaurant or in boy. That's a good question. I will not a chain pain but there was a pizza place in Westwood village which is just south of UCLA. Where I went to school where I I I? It's called the Monica's pizza and it was one of those pizza by at a slice places and I got up to like ordered pizza and I got to the register and they had to be my pizza and I just like I just turned and started walking out without paying and and the guy was like. Hey Man what the hell. And then this other guy was like standing in like in my way and that other guy that customer starts going like he was going to run out on you. I stopped him when he was going to run out on you and like I went back and it was like this guy shaming and a pain. And it's like well I can't go back here. This was humiliating. I also had another other incident where I went to a there was a gas station where it used to get a fountain drink every day. As as a as a a work break I was working an office office job and the video game industry and I would go there and get a fountain drink on my break and one day I was saying the guy behind the counter and I was like I was like. Oh thanks man. This guy saw so every day. And he goes Ma'am like he's all offended like I like I called him like a woman Megyn. That is an insult and I was like so startled by it that didn't react and there was like well now. I can't go back there. This guy thinks I insulted his honour. Can I be real with stay inside. That's what I'm saying so I want these tours. I've told my story before but I Back in my first year in La. Yeah I worked on this movie the trouble with romance or you've never heard of it. I was a PA on that movie and it was cabin. newsome's wife was was a star of her current wife. Yes Kimberly will foil remember. Dame is his former wife his new not new but Is Jennifer Siebel newsom. Has this amazing organization called Misrepresentation. Jennifer Siebel was this year. Who booed him? Yeah you her. She's and this reputation. Misrepresentation of some really awesome work. I know about nonprofit. She she was the star of this movie. There was one bathroom onset. And I as I said to you I had to get the lead out which was confused at you said I had to go. Hello Bath number two bathroom house. I had to go. I had to take a number two weightless Christine Ask God his absence a pencil. I'm saying it's like a mechanical pencil. Thing was a gun thing book. I had a shift. For God's Sakes I went and I went to Burger King and the men's bathroom was out of order. This is real and I've said this before and there was a unisex handicap bathroom and I went in there and I had movement and someone doc on the door when I was in there and I was like. Huck this sucks. This is like my nightmare. I hate that more than anything. A big guy taking a poo and it smells bad. The sucks and so I was also in a handicap stall so when I opened the door I started to walk with a limp and so I was walking with a limp as so I was walking away and there was this little old lady and see what helped me into the bathroom. This is true. Aw I stopped limping. I gave up on that because she knew it was bullshit and I held the door open for her and helped her into the bathroom. This is real. Oh and she went. Oh it stinks in here. It was one of the worst moments of my entire life. That's it and I would go back to that. In an instance any embarrassing chain moments from either of our guests noce moments my best behavior when I going to change got it I I have slipped and fell in the club before Oh affronted some girls and it was in like a pile of puddle of liquid and it was was all over my ass when I got up. I don't know that's pretty embarrassing. But not the club. The club straighten the club. Now Mortified I. This is not a chain store either because like Harlem always on my best behavior in chain because you know they could tell you you can go to the other chain locations. You gotta be careful. This is a story about how when I was fourteen. I mean I went to a corner store a couple of blocks away from my house. A couple of people that are in the audience were there. When this happened we went to my mom? There's been Christmas cookies and she ran out of flour and so we walked. We walked to the seven eleven. The aforementioned seven eleven. They did not flower so then we took whatever uh-huh five dollars cash and we walked to Matty's corner store and it got robbed at gunpoint who are there and it's a it's a funny story these days and but the funny thing is my friends. I was like paying and they were waiting for me to hand over cash. So that the cash register would open and then the person run around it was like taking money out the cash register and this little lady was like yelling and like I'm watching it happen and none of my friends are with me. They were like another part of the store and I was like like Oh that must be her grandson and I was like okay. I'm just like watch was thirteen or fourteen and then and then my own my full reaction goat guys guys guys guys and then the then we saw the person at Assault Shotgun and then AH Christ so in my mind this is a kind of a funny whimsical story but saying it out loud and like see how upset everybody is I now l. understand that maybe isn't but it's we the person jumped over the counter after robbing and fell and my friend and stick it goes in the audience right now. She was walking up and she all she saw the person fall and she started laughing. Good and then the people ran out. Oh and I was trying to explain to my little teenage friends. What happened and this woman running around up and she's like what happened and we were like the place she's got rob and she was like? Oh Oh my God. She ran out like in my in my memory. It was like a cartoon character of their arms waving above her head later found out that she was a decoy because she was ordering meet in back and then guys like cutting meat in the back where like good back year and then a bunch of four fourteen year old girls were like we do and they were like okay you can go and then we just left and then they never like interviewed us or anything like that. That's why my most embarrassing moments. That time I robbed a store they tell you. Kids always ball club. Ah What am I one. More question out there in the audience who do we got Krista Silva Hi Chris where are you at high school man very cool name all right where are you disavow Krista solas like an alter ego marvel superhero. That's that's great. Thanks no I love it I'm just I'm kind of piling onto the rocky stuff. I guess but we all know that rocky gets his powers from his breakfast of raw eggs. And so I'm wondering what's like the breakfast that gives you energy energy for your day even if like you know isn't your favourite breakfast to eat. ooh I have an answer for that. Yeah I also want to point out there some cool. There's Taco Bell Shirt's it's in the crowd that's coolest very cool. The BACHELORETTE party Greek yogurt gives me that power. Our Nick it. Greek Yogurt gives me the power Mitch on this. You and I are in agreement all of a little bit of Greek yogurt with some mm fresh berries kind. That's got fruit on the bottom. I'll get plain yogurt. I'll get my own berries and combine them. I if I if you put the stuff in the other side so much sugar in that Oh shut up. You're not not as much because you're not getting the whole fruit. I I get whole fruit route and I put it in there. It's true my mom makes it for me when I go home and I plan on having one this weekend when we're in Boston Spahn. Yeah Greek yogurt and fruit is my answer are any any power breakfast for for an angle. Carl I've got into hard boiled eggs recently and just going to say this this scrapple. Wow I didn't I don't actually it scrapple anymore but I wanted to feel applause before there. scrapple in the back in the Green Room scrapple. A big old bowl of fruity pebbles. You we're upset about the sugar content of the drinks and you had to read it. What's your favorite breakfast cereal all time? Is it pretty panel that this is my favorite. I would say I might say cookie Chris because it so loaded with sugar but it's just so good but honestly I got a soft spot for Cap'n happen crunch as much damage as it does to the roof of your mouth. I always find it's worth. I skipped zero and I got a Y.. Egg and cheese. hoagie baby Jesus Christ you think I'm pandering. Yeah you're clearly pandering. Yeah it's the end of the show. I'm going to pander. What Uh Eagles beat the Patriots? That's pretty good guys. That's our show. Carl Hart Christine go up next time for this movement which lime to quieter happy eaten. Thank you and you know they breaking Jews News. We're doing live shows in Vancouver on February Twentieth Salt Lake City on March tenth and Denver on March eleventh tickets and Info available at head gum dot com slash live. That was a headband podcast.
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They haven't taken the time to think about it and never will. There is nothing you can say to make them understand. It's not about you. It's about them. The subject of the sentence is eye. Hi for Christ Sake. This is verbal tennis. Do not stand there and hold the ball serve now. I'm allowed mouth woman everything everything I say and everything I don't say has consequences. I'm hyper aware of this. I have to be if I say something incendiary. I'm rarely unaware of it. I've probably run the calculations in my head and decided I had nothing to lose. And here's the thing neither do you. When I say I have nothing to lose? I mean I am in the prisoner's dilemma. When Shutt- question down politely twice? That's me being magnanimous. That's me me being generous with my family answering that question honestly may require me to divulge deeply personal information that the other the person doesn't want to hear or information I just don't WanNa share in that environment in that moment a person who has never had to think about the consequences of what comes out of their mouth might not realize that I'm avoiding the question. Bless their hearts. I can understand it when a man does it but never when a woman does it when a woman does it especially a woman who should know what I'm doing who should see the science. I am way less forgiving. I know women are supposed to support women but when you fail to support me you get what you get and you don't throw a fit. Here's an example. I was sitting thing with a group of people I didn't know particularly well win in response to me saying that I have four kids. One particularly drunk woman asked if we had figured out where the babies came from. I said well since you asked in boy. I'm so glad you asked. We've ruled out anal but blowers are still in play. And so far threesomes soms feel really safe. As long as they're all women but we record them just to be sure and discuss it with their friends later you know instill safe spaces where that sort of things acceptable bill because not everyone wants to hear about it but yeah yeah pregnancy. It's such a mystery but seriously thank you. No one ever asks me about my sex life and I'm really grateful. You brought it up. The Anal sex phase was really not fun. But I did it for Jesus you know to preserve my sexuality from my husband and I really think it was worth it. I mean I never liked sitting down anyway. God knows that didn't need to do it for those five years and that by the way that not sitting down thing. That's why we installed the six. Did you know you don't actually have to sit down in those did you know you can hit three grown men with nipple clamps lamps in those like not touching technology has come such a long way. I kept talking and talking until everyone around me. He was like okay. Okay we get it and I was like. Oh really did I make you uncomfortable. I'd so sorry my social skills just suck cock they suck. I know that was supposed to make me feel embarrassed. And that's what's funny to you but I am not here for your entertainment. I'm a humorless Willis Bitch you know what you would be to after all that anal. I refuse to be the butt of that joke I get. This particular job is common and on the surface harmless but most who know me would think twice before making commentary about my intellect and my sexuality in one fell swoop in front of people. I do know much less people I do not know. What are you trying to say about me about my kids? Who the effort you to comment on my vagina? Because that's what you did. Don't ever insinuate that. My kids is were the results of accidental interactions. And are somehow less worthy in this world. How dare you the real reason? I was mad though the friend I was with at night. The one who brought me to that dinner cannot have children the notion seven that I could have produced. Four out of sheer. Irresponsibility ignores her existence. But they weren't thinking about her when they made that comment. These are her friends. We don't talk enough about fertility. We're focused on VAGINAS and I wanted to make that woman every bit as uncomfortable as my friend felt in that moment I wanted to make a bigger point. I'm sure all heard with Wa wa Wa because once a person is uncomfortable they stopped listening and just all the end. But I don't care I don't need need you to listen and you don't need to know about my vagina. That's one example. Here's another I don't look disabled. But I'm deaf in my left ear. Asking give me how that happened probing for details instead of pivoting. When I say you know college stupidity is a long time ago? Fishing me in that moment means you're going to hear about the blow to my skull just above my left ear. That knocked me to the ground right before I was raped. See You don't want the truth and I don't want to tell it and that's obvious so if I lie and you get get a sense that I'm hiding something and you get excited to push and then I tell the truth you're gonna be embarrassed because that information is deeply personal. It's not what you wanted to hear. You were hoping I would divulge volks something that embarrassed me. Not a secret deep shame am I really the one lacking social skills in these situations. I don't think so when you put me in a position where I can't win. Congratulations that means. You are officially here for my entertainment and I'm a reach for whatever makes you the most uncomfortable because his that's how humor works right making someone else uncomfortable. I'm GonNa make you sorry you asked and if anyone tries to school me about it afterwards I'm going to ask we'll where the fuck were you and now is being hurt when I was being pushed. And why the fuck aren't you having this conversation with the person who pushed me not for me for responding the way that I did I ruin your party or did you not control the situation. And how is that my problem when you realize you weren't in a friendly place when when the people who are supposed to know you best can't remember which year you're deaf end or that you are at all and get really offended when you ask them to speak up or stare at their mouth to make make sure your understanding the words coming out of it because that's weird makes them uncomfortable. It becomes really easy to leave any situation situation where you're uncomfortable is likely not one you asked for or invented. The discomfort is rarely result of your lack of social skills. The problem is not you you and this is the lesson. I learned the hard way when I was raped. This is where the M. K.. You know now was born. You can do everything right and still not win. You can do everything right and still not get justice. So what incentive. Now do I have to do anything the right way if I can't win I do what works best for me and what works. Best for me probably won't work for you so I'm so sorry you're just now learning the lesson. I learned as a kid kid and need to think about what comes out your mouth before you open it but this world is changing A. We don't have to play by rules. That never did work for us. In the first place the carrot is rotten. Here's the stick and neither do you. This is your power our. Don't play that game slam the ball into their courts slam unnecessary details even if you have to make them up into their brains scar their souls with the fiery heat heat of your truth. Say all the things you know you're not supposed to say and maybe they won't ask twice just answer that question. They'd clearly won't rest until you do. It keeps talking until you find that place where they finally get the message and change the subject never to revisit it again remember. This isn't about you you you are not the problem. It's fun when we got spun loose cannon but I have fun when I fire. It doesn't hurt me anymore. People who don't know me who call me volatile are people who don't belong anywhere near me because what they are really saying is that I cannot be counted on to be a team player to be quiet when time being treated like Shit I own my power and I am to be feared. Not because I'm powerful because I know how powerless I actually am and that is what makes me shameless so the mantra the next time someone especially a family member asks ask you a question that is painful one that would require you to disclose really personal details that they've probably already gotten in the past details they don't really want to hear anyway and you don't WanNA WANNA share. Look that person in the face and say don't be daft. Karen that's you being kind. That's a warning. Don't ask don't plead lead serve. ps if we ever do meet in person you might WanNa think twice before asking me if any of those uncomfortable details about my sex life or actually really true. No matter what I say or where I say it it will never be any of your business and yours will never be anyone else's you don't owe anyone anything that makes you uncomfortable or unnecessarily vulnerable including the truth about something. That does not pertain to them. 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Leadership Mistake: Talking Too Much - Best of FB Live
"The episode you are about to listen to was originally a facebook live. Consider this the best of Kevin's facebook lives. Welcome to the remarkable leadership podcast. We are here each week. To help you lead more confidently and make a bigger difference both professionally and personally. This episode is sponsored by Kevin's free weekly newsletter. Unleashing your remarkable potential which is full of articles and resources to help you become a more confident and successful leader. Sign up by going to remarkable podcast dot com forward slash newsletter. And now. Here's your host. Kevin Hey everybody. Welcome to another edition of facebook. Live right here from my office here in Remarkable House Indianapolis Indiana and welcome to those of you to who are hearing the simulcast or later cast. I guess I should say the later. Cast on the remarkable leadership podcast. I'm glad that you're here regardless you're on facebook you can find us on the podcast at remarkable. Podcast DOT COM. And if you're here alive Please put in your questions. We loved IT ANSWER. Ad Lib Dancer. Those as if you're not live and you have questions put him in any way. We will make sure that we get you answers one way another. Maybe become another future episode out today. I'm talking about another leadership. Mistake continuing the series on leadership mistakes and one today that people who know me well might call ironic because the paradoxical perhaps the mistake today the mistake that many leaders make far too often. Is they talk too much. So let's talk about why it is that in first of all you all know a leader who talks too much who spends too much time talking who their voices tend to end up being no more than the sound of the peanuts teacher. Wa Wa wa so listen it is a mistake? Let's talk about number one. Let's talk about why leaders talking too much is a mistake as a bunch of reasons. I'll give you a few number one is when I'm talking. You don't have a chance to engage now obviously in this medium that's different but if I'm your leader and I'm doing the talking every moment I'm talking you don't have a chance to engage and if I want my team to engage that I need to give them opportunities and in too often leaders don't second We make the mistake of doing all the talking and then there isn't even a chance for people to have input now. Engagement is maybe this higher level thing but at a minimum. If I can't even get your input on ideas if I'm doing all the talking and by the way the more I do the talking the more that you decide well Kevin's already decided on this. There's no sense for me to engage or to give him any ideas or try to slip my idea in because he's already decided and even if I haven't that's an unintended consequence that comes from this may be the single biggest reason that leaders talking too much is a mistake is that it creates what I call self perpetuation in other words. You begin to believe that this is how it's supposed to be that Kevin's GonNa talk and I'm gonNA listen and even if has the leader. You're wise and have good ideas. The reality is that if you're always teaching your team how to work with you and if you keep talking. You're basically teaching them. This is about the boss not about me not about my ideas or anything else and one more if you know me well you know that there's one more mistake that I think that this is a cause cause for in that is that if we're talking we can't be learning now for the most part if we're talking we can't learn from others and so. I think that's another reason why it's mystic so we'll get some reasons ways to fix it but I think it's important for us to step back and say so. Why does this happen and I think that once we understand why it happens it puts us in a better position if we find ourselves doing it? To improve our chances of overcoming it and I don't want any of these reasons to be excuses but rather explanations and causes that we can do something about the first one that comes to my mind is that communication style matters a lot. Some people are more extroverted. Some people think out loud. Some people are good at speaking and so they do a Lotta speaking so communication style matters here in an even though some more introverted leaders more reserved leaders may say may not have this problem. Happen as often style isn't the only cause but it is one. I certainly know some more. Introverted leaders is still tend to talk too much. In fact I would say that most leaders talk too much at least in some situations. So why does that happen? Well their past experiences and examples say well the leaders. I've had talked too much. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be and so my past examples say that and so I kind of mirror those things with lack of better information which may be you now have as of today and maybe you feel like it's expected of you that you're supposed to have the answers that you're supposed to do the talking and all those sorts of things. There's another reason why leaders talked too much and this comes from our ego because when we're talking we're in a place of power and we gotta be very careful vary aware that we're not speaking from a place of our ego or not speaking from a place of power because again we're self-perpetuating what's GONNA come next based on all of this and especially in group situations. I think there's another major cause and that causes this. Yep the fear of silence if I'm afraid of a little silence. I'm going to fill all those spaces so if I'm leading a meeting and and I ask a question of the group really wanting their input but don't get any immediately. Oftentimes we fill in that silence. We fill in that gap not giving people the chance to think and come up with some solutions but rather we dive right back in. And that's not the right answer. That's problem that that specific scenario is probably worth a whole other episode in the future. So the point that I wanna make if you find yourself making this mistake you're not alone and if you find yourself making this mistake now you know some of the reasons why it happens. And maybe you were sort of blissfully unaware or maybe you still are blissfully unaware about how much you're talking in. Are you talking too much? So here's the question. Are you talking too much? Or how much is too much? I would say that for almost all leaders that I've ever worked with observed coached etc that we could talk less almost. So chances are if you're watching or listening to me the odds are you're talking too much at least in some situations and so i WanNa leave you with ideas. That will really help you too short phrases that I think you can remember and I know that if you and when you implement them they will help you overcome this leadership mistake and the first one is asked Moore and assert less when we're speaking. We're making assertions when we're speaking. We're making statements when we were doing and we need to be doing that less. And we want to engage our teams and we want their input and we want them to be giving us all a chance to learn and so asked Moore and cert less. If you do that you'll avoid this problem a little bit more and the second one is simple as well in terms of easy to state maybe harder to do but here. It is talk less and talk later now. I'm basically saying to talk less but I'm telling you when there is a time and a place for us to comment there is a time and a place for us to share our perspective our experience and our wisdom for sure. I am not saying that we should leave people without any of our input as the leader. I'm saying that if we will wait we'll get their input if we will wait. We'll get ideas from them that they can have ownership of if we will wait. They will engage. Talk less and talk later so if you do. Those things asked Moore and assertiveness. Talk less and talk later. You will begin to overcome this common leadership mistake of US talking too much and before I go too long and you accuse me of talking too much a couple of things. This is the kind of practical ideas that we talk about. I work with leaders every month. Is I come alongside them and help them build their skills one skill at a time one month at a time in the remarkable way. It's our way to help you become the leader. You were born to be if you'd like a a a unique and highly valuable way to build your leadership skills. I urge you to go take a look at Kevin. I can vary dot com forward slash way. And if you've been here on facebook I urge you to take a look at and join us on the remarkable leadership podcast. 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How to Pay Attention in Class
"You want to know an easy way to quickly check out our before. We continue on with the smarter brain better memory show. I WanNa talk to you guys. Real quick about our sponsor anchor. Listen I'M A podcast myself? And I know that we all have amazing wisdom to share with the world. So why not get a free account on anchor? They have amazing tools to help you. Get Your podcast. Started right away. Anchor easily distributor. Podcast on spotify apple podcasts. And so many more on top of that you can make money really quickly with no minimum listenership so go ahead and download the free anchor. App OR TO ANCHOR DOT offense to get started all right. Let's go on with the show going on my name. Is Louis. Do your eighty my memory. I am your memory and my coach. Remember that maybe classroom or maybe in a job setting where your bachelors something new. And you're just like this hard difficult. I don't know if I'll be able to learn this right. So that's actually. If You keep saying that in your mind that's pretty much like say well mental your mind right here and aid. It wants to receive your information and every time you this is hard. I don't think I'm going to be able to do this. Maybe it's easy for you but I just dumped you. Start putting these labels on yourself. You know I'm I'm not that smart on and so forth every time you say those negative words it's like building up on every new negative word is like putting an extra layer on that Wa wa Wa and information trying to get in but it's budding against the brick wall of negative thoughts native ideas negative labels on yourself so you WanNa do is tear down that wall so you can allow new information to easily penetrated flow into your mind so instead of saying those negative say positive. Things are when you're Butler Avenue. Let's see here like classroom. And you're about Moore's chemistry or physics instead of being man all these math formulas all these different ideas Newton's laws with all this. You know what is pretty easy? You know what I'm smart. You know what I'm a genius. Let you start building yourself star billing more confidence in yourself that you can absorb that information and that's how you tear down that wall that then you've mission can easily absorb. I'm not saying it's not difficult. I'm not saying that it's going to be a challenge. But what I'm saying is if you WANNA make it easier for you to absorb that information you say a negative were negative. Fraser's is making him much more of a challenge to take in that knowledge right so just make it easy to make make that chatted make that difficult learning experience a little bit easier of flow right By just saying or positive more confident ideas creek example. This is taking engineering classes. Because I wanted that something I wanted to do right. I want to head into that route of engineering now. I want to study the brain science psychology things of that nature so I was saying some engineering classes and learn about current DC ACL atrocity all challenging at first and at all. There's a lot of other students there and allow the students struggle with grasping these ideas for me. It seemed pretty easy and I was like. Why is it so easy for me because of the fact that I would be saying this is easy you know I can learn this? I've done more difficult things in the past. You know this is pretty easy even if it was a little challenging still saying you know I can do this. I can learn this. I'm pretty smart. I can absorb this information and when I was there listening to the teacher I would take a lot of notoriety my classmates over like messing around tapping you know tapping a pencil on the desk daydreaming. Because they automatically put up. That won't put up. That one at this was difficult for them so what I did. I instantly tore down the wall for myself and I started telling them as well. Let's just say he's even if it's not even if you don't totally believe just say that it's easy. I'm pretty sure you'll absorb more of that information. Some of this aren't doing like you know what this is pretty easy. This can learn is information right. It'd be more competent himself. Well now your mind your brain to condition yourself from start saying things like I am confident. I can learn anything that I wanted to learn. Put positive labels on yourself instead of saying I'm stupid retarded I can't learn anything. Flip the switch and say the opposite. Stay positive empowering themes put positive labels on your south tipperary. Now you're smart. You're genius you anything. He wants to learn. They should've takeout. Hey might dot com for more videos. Mind science how more memory training videos on there as well so I am L. Remember to subscribe like in Share Luis Angel signing off.
How to push back
"Did you catch yourself daydreaming about your next getaway the sun the beach an ice cold drink in your hand with the American Airlines advantage mile up card from city you can go from daydreaming two sunbathing by earning miles on everything you buy it's the card that turns everyday purchases into miles like two times advantage miles green boll worm grain bowls full of good now available for delivered an era food as it should be keeps asking you to do something that really isn't your job as green not probably don't want to directly say that's not my job and slash before breakfast to apply for the American Airlines Advantage Mile Up Card today welcome to before fist a production of iheartradio good morning this is Laura welcome to the before breakfast podcast an unreasonable alas we work with human beings who like us a wrapped up in their own dramas what often happens is that people have no boss for something else that really has to get done I mentioned this and then just smile and let her figure out how to deal with this reality are perhaps you have a collie been told to focus exclusively on cleaning up some other backlog now of course the problem with the busy excuse is that you might want to make sure that your computer screen giving you last minute work is she a terrible person maybe but maybe in her mind it's a small request or she clueless believes it's the week comes from management expert Alison Greens book ask a manager in this book she covers all sorts of sticky situations that make the workplace this a bit less wonderful in a perfect world everyone would be mature and emotionally aware no one would ever ask for anything it can take a while to turn it around and when I have other looming deadlines it's hard to fit in when I don't have more notice ideally I'd like at least a few days and suggested that perhaps they'd been watching a bit too much HGTV so it goes in the rest of life for instance maybe a colleague keeps today's tip is about how to push back respectfully when somebody makes an unreasonable request at work today's tip like some will cover next so how can you explain that it is a problem and solve it try this script is there a way for me to get this type of work earlier who all hands on deck situations everything everyone's job but for day to day stuff you're best off explaining why you're not the right person and if possible who might be takes the focus off time and puts it back on the actual work You might say I'm not usually the person who handles that anything you have on your plate in ask a manager green suggests keeping this mindset that she may not even realize that what she's doing is a problem some scripts I'm on deadline with high priority ex and I've gotta stay focused on that so I can't help unfortunately you can again site your manager and note that a contractor who would put a cartoon on the wall featuring a couple asking for their entire house to be gutted and redone for some pittance the beleaguered contractor in the cartoon I think Pablo is and he should be able to help you because honestly a big part of solving the problem of unreasonable requests is green notes believing that it's okay is an obviously tuned to online headlines that have nothing to do with your job as you're saying this and this is why prefer Greens other potential script I can try to fit this in but I had most of today and tomorrow scheduled for other work is there any wiggle room on the deadline for this since it's coming to me so late if you've got clearance from your as with this kind of thing since fitting it in around other priorities and if it keeps happening make her deadline not your problem Audiencia what goes into your job and so they have no idea what's reasonable and what isn't when I was having some home renovation work done I visited hey to protect your own time and say no to this kind of thing if you truly internalize this then you'll more naturally push back and a friendly confident way the ones where there is a clear objective we know we can help and the person has enough relationship capital with us where we want to do what we can today in the meantime this is Laura thanks for listening and here's to making the most of our time absent that this withdrawals without deposits none can sustain that for long so what will you push back on every your answer and just like you don't have a million dollars you don't have all the time in the world either we can save our help for the reasonable requests that is hey everybody I'd love to hear from you you can send me your tips your questions or anything else if you're not a millionaire and someone asked you for a million dollars you'd laugh shrug it off with a simple wish I could help you there you wouldn't agonize now a message from Panera bread ask yourself I look forward to staying in touch before breakfast is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen 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Civic about socks and they seem like they might be a little too tight. So in the end goal for me, I don't know why can't have that point is fun, Saturday activity for me was tie-dying t shirts. My loved one and it was great damn straight. It was good self-care, super cute. What do you know? These are just the classic Airmax. I cannot. You look so cute right now. Really, do you really think so I'm really upset? I think you'll agree to like that. Hair is still really just yeah, I still got my new hairstyle rock and roll end. It's really pretty down little pieces. Falling everywhere. I'm gonna them in the countryside, like a little put together a little messy exactly a little bit of both little bit of both Iago. I mean what can I say? I said a role on the he side. Oh, tell us. New York trip I had so much fun. And I was only there for two days, and I went to New York and Philly and I really wanna talk about Philly and something in Philly that is really important to me that I think a lot of people out, there are really going to resonate. They're really gonna love this. It's like a really important thing. I have to bring up, but I'll start with New York. Okay. It's like the Philly thing after talk about is like, so going up and so important, the fuck okay we'll start with Philly. Yeah. Yeah. I don't wait around. I have family in Philly. I have an anti in cousins that grip. There's out go there like when I was little, like for big holidays or once in a while for like bar mitzvahs. So it's been a little time in Philly, and there is a store in Philly convenience store. That's only local affiliate in some surrounding states. I think it's expected to Florida but it's very Philly, it's it is such an amazing convenience store. It is my heart sings thinking about it. It is. So unlike anything we have here in LA, and it breaks my heart. It's called wa wa wa wa is everything is life while is death. While is. Darning these light light, it is the alpha the omega. It is everything I've I ever want for my convenience store in one perfect place. It makes seven eleven look like a fucking garbage bag full of horse shit on the side of the street. I, I need you to explain to me in great detail. What a while wa is because I've been need. I've been needing to know. I want to explain it to you. Is it so bad? Is it like a city? Many target is truly, like a convenience store. There's no gas station element that I could see it's like a seven eleven would really be the closest thing I could like in it, too. And what does it have that a seven eleven does not have to things that are the key components of the wa wa these, you have to listen, very carefully? Okay. I'm not going to repeat at so yes, they have like a soda machine. They have like candy and snacks. But they have a sandwich, making difficult sandwich apparatus and it's all. Touchscreen? And I'm talking like hoagie, like subway sandwich, kind of feeling but it's obvious touchscreen, very efficient very delicious sandwiches. Like I it's not anything fancy. They don't have like you know, the hot new topping. There's no kale. You know you can probably imagine. But I got a Turkey on a hoagie with everything. I'd want on it all the touch screen the, the size options for inch six inch and like bigger a four inch. Yes, I am. I'm not this. I'm not so sold you wouldn't be. You would've be Turkey sandwich. You made via touchscreen. Like what else sandwiches are so good. Okay. There's so good. It's like I love subway vibe, you know, I love subway vibe, who doesn't, but this is like subway to me. But boy, l- down to its simplest most pure form. And then with added touchscreen element and you've got to proceed, and you like pay at the counter, and then you pick up your sandwich, whenever you're done. That sounds fun. What else are you getting at the wa wa the other thing about the wall wa that's really key to me is the coffee setup? So at a seven eleven you probably haven't been seven eleven to get coffee in a while, and I respect that I've been for a slurpee recently, but keep going flavor I will do pretty much any flavor. I like coke cherry, a mix of the Cherian the co could really go for fucking slurpy right now. I taste every typically taste every working flavor, and then I'll go from there. Do you like when they do a, of course, the coke Tien is the classic but like when they do another candy like a sour patch? Yes. This hour patch watermelon. Though was not amazing. Yeah. I feel like they always fall off when they replicate another taes. Yeah. For while they had, like Chile, mango, that was like, really big for me. Blue raspberry or a blue classic. Yeah, good. Anyway. So the coffee set up in a seven eleven for example, I find to be repulsive, like that should be. You should have that on lock, but it's always like, like, four crusty little, like coffee spigots. Then the only have those like little hate those little package Cremers. I don't need to be refrigerated. Those those just fill me with rage. It feels like a nightmare. It's a fucking nightmare. It's like are we in the fucking dystopia society where the cream doesn't have to be refrigerated and it comes into truck, and it's like what is that? We can do better when you look at the ingredients, 'cause it's like white doesn't coffeemate need to be refrigerated or like why don't the little thing, the refrigerator because they're like oil, non dairy. It's so bizarre. And of course, I try to live a non dairy lifestyle for the most part. But like when in Rome for me, like if I have to. Like a drip coffee. Like I'll put a little cream in that. And that will make me really happy. Some everyday thing. But are you saying like about side of me that you don't like? Well, let me explain either one. Okay. So I get to. We have a really early flight dairy is so Katie have dairy, but we're giving me a stink face. But, but I love a fresh half and half with, like, with coffee and cinnamon like. You know what I mean? Like a little like Stevie are sugar like that to me takes it to this almost like creamy hot chocolate plays. If you're having a really good drip, coffee, a really nice cream that is a divine experience for me. But, like no. Do I wanna get like crappy seven coffee and put to international delight unrefrigerated cream tubs in it? No, that's like not the divine for me. So at wa wa I have a really early flight. I'm like, please. We leave early and go to Walla at, like six thirty am to get coffee like it would make it would mean so much to me. And it was okay Carolyn, we'll do it 'cause I'd never gotten coffee while before Boolean the sandwiches. And it's just like if you ask anyone from Phillies like, wow, wa it's like a special place. Right. I know Becky Slova alone together. Producer was like telling me that I had to go, and then, of course, they didn't make it but she's fairly, you know, especially also like amazing tasty cake selection, which is an east coast packaged pastry whatever. So we got the coffee. So it's a whole first of all, you get is bomb paying there. So. People there for all walks of life is up people in scrubs. I saw people that were like truck drivers like all walks of life were congregating in the wall of people were talking people were chatting people were, like just going about their about to have their day where they start at these wa wa and the row of coffees that was like on the back wall like those big fresh like hot containers a little spigot, and they were also hot there were so fucking piping hot like in the ten minutes, I was in there. I saw like guys like swap in new to them. Do you know what I mean? I need to be so hot. I need that. Drip, coffee to be so hot fresh old our old. I don't want it totally. I wanted fresh in like piping mother fucking hot. It's the best feeling when you're a salad bar like if it's a whole foods, the hot bar when you see them bring out the fresh been of MAC and cheese. Whatever it is. You just feel like you got one over on society. If you're the Humber your fresh into that I get it. If you're if you're doing something from behind glass, and you can see it at the very end. I, I will always ask ones. New one coming out. Yes. Yes drugs. I'm paying I most tax paying citizen. Wall of coffee and for me, I knows his trashy. I love flavored coffee like oh lever like a hazelnut coffee is. It is absolute heaven for me. That sounds great isn't a syrup situation. No, it's just like in the coffee beans. I'm sure it's like a chemical of some kind. But it's like the coffee itself port. And so St. me in this rich smell of Halen on the Glock havi just like hits you like a tidal wave. I love labor coffee gloomy as we're here to talk to you about one of our favorite sponsors fab, fit fun. Oh my gosh. And the twenty nine hundred hundred fit summer box fan funds summer box is on sale. 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And it only experience. Orthodontists other companies use quote dental professionals that sound. So shady, approve your three D preview. It's so easy. They create custom clear liners, that get sent directly to, you know, hassle going to the orthodontist office. I'm doing it. It's so easy. My bottom teeth are about to be popping and sexy like you're about to be seeing a lot of bottom teeth sell fees. That's all I'm gonna say, that's so hot. You guys. We're so super excited for our clear liners from candidate to begin fixing our teeth. You are one step away from getting Streeter, brighter teeth to use our link. Candid co dot com slash going up to learn more and get seventy five dollars off. That's candid co dot com slash. Up for seventy five dollars off. Candido dot com slash going up. I guess there really isn't anywhere that I've ever had an experience where I can walk in. And there's fresh hot that you it yourself coffee bar, heat, man, that's also fun, so hot and the Creamer section was like a whole other thing again, like I'm saying it several of them, there's buckets of these, like tiny plastic Cremers at the wa wa in like the coffee island there was a dug out kind of like refrigerated section like a Divet. Incident and it wasn't like. Big metal carabiners of cream. It was real dairy cartons like half and half cream milk, all kinds of milk. And then even even had flavored creams like tall, hazelnut won the of vanilla one, but it wasn't caught me was all wallah, brand, but they were like tall real dairy cartons, and they were also fresh untouched just sitting in this, like little refrigerated bespoke, I can't explain to you how good this coffee was, I wanna know costs, what are this, what, what's the price dollars something I, I don't know, I now I turned on. It was really early. I was really tired but it was just the heat and the tastes. It was just so good at each Cup. It was the same size live for all the cups. I notice do you know what I mean? Z, easy user friendly, and I was doing a lot of Dunkin donuts in New York. And I mean they're at unknown at the delay, but I can make a Dunkin donuts work for me. I, I went up to the counter. And I was like, I've been Dunkin donuts in while like I'm just gonna try to do something like fancy. I was like can I get an Americano with cream or I try to just make fancy? I got it back. I was like this is gross. Why did I do this fuck? This through the way went back to the counter just paid to St. order, while I didn't pay. I had a birthday reward. That was like can I just get a hot coffee at one pump of toasted almond flavor at cream? It was so good. Toasted almond flavor. What does it even tasteless? I don't know. I like that nutty area with the heels on the toasted almond. It was a very subtle almond flavor. And if we're talking he Dunkin donuts, man, those that copies got heat. They give it to you so hot too. You don't actually drink at hot, right? You're where you're waiting for two cooled. I wait a second. I like it when it's piping hot. I don't like it, especially when cream and it becomes kind of like I like the heat and the smell it is so hot at Dunkin donuts. I'm like obsessed with hot coffee right now. Hot. This is like so this is the tweet. I, I don't think I could have cream my coffee every day. I think that would like that would be a lot for me. What would be do drink coffee, every day, at work now pretty much? What do you do? There's an Espresso machine at court in and I go to these machine. I sneak two shots Espresso into a paper Cup. More reasonable Cup whatever fill it up to seventy five percent with hot boiling water from a little boiling water tap. So there's gonna Americano then take a non dairy milk. I bring from home kind right now. It's Khalifa almond fill that up to the top. But that Cup in the microwave. So it's like all hot and then I had cinnamon and stevia you're addicted to heat. It's, it's freaking me out. I loved the heat I love him is new. I mean so we'll do an iced coffee, but in the morning, it's like. The shit. I make it work is not not compared to the heat that Dunkin donuts coffee. That is like the purest look at you. This is like freaky me. I know it's really weird. What? What do I love wa wa had a great time? Clearly, it's only like a party birthday party is going to be wow. Is that what this is? No. It's not. Topped anyone from Philly Philly glow. Me's shout out in the comments speak up. Wa wa is like oh, it's, it's a religion thing like you don't know. Okay. Look, as a person who's like never been wall go, and I get pita in as my thing, you have wa wa, but these things become things for a reason, true, true pita in is the, the best to this on this. I don't like homeless because of pita and I only like they're homeless anyway, won't meet this repeat in that's fine. I really like iced coffees and the fact that you love hot hot is. So though, it's morning thing it's like early in the morning. Is this like shitting thing, does it help you shit. I don't know. It's really just like a cold warning thing, like in New York, and Philly was like so-called those mornings. The hot coffee like inner hands, like I can't tell you it was orgasmic. What else is going on? Did you do anything fun in New York? Like what's happening? Yeah. Well, I have to shut out the KMart in the KMart. New York is a big K mart in the city in the city I was bored. I was my friend in yell loved anyo. We loved in yell, and we she was like, she, we just go film video in KMart like see what they have. It was so fun, KMart. Blew me away with its cosmetic selection, blew me away. What brands what will, what are we had a huge cover go wall with a giant covergirl Queen gondolas only way can describe it like they had the had a huge door. Danna cosmetics selection. I got this beautiful Matt Brown eye shadow from, like Jordana, who even knows what's going on with Jordan, Anna. I got a I got the they had those brushes. Okay. Let's talk about this. You got wet and wild brushes for those of you don't know what and why? Makes his brushes there. I think they're like all a dollar there. So fucking cheap. They're so cheap. They're awesome. They're cute. They're like white and pink bristled, their crushes pink and white there. The they make like I can't believe Jeffrey star Pathet, like expensive fancy brushes when these are like the cutest pressures have ever seen. I whenever CD's I buy them because it's hard to find them, Casey, which one do you got? Yeah. I, I if I walked in Esther, the way you had told me about them as they're hard to find. You never see them. Sure. Tons of them. I can't believe that brought more I have base. I think I have all these ones that you have here. The they're great brushes. And they're the cheapest honestly holler there better and cheaper than elf an elf like the gold standard for cheap. Good brushes q-. It's like it'd be one thing if they were just good brushes, but they are cute. They're so tractive. I just got three. I know I fucked up. I know that was due because I was like I have all these pressures at home. I don't need more. But it's like that's fair. But then when I was like looking at that receipt, I'm pulling up. The receipt, it was so, so insanely cheap. I was so excited to get so many of them and K mart, K mart K mart, so cool. I'm pulling the receipt. Yeah, I brush, one nineteen conceal brush, one nineteen foundation, brush, three nineteen oca-. Yeah I'm having a moment right now. Hock to me with trader Joe's mixed nuts. I Instagram story that and I'm here on the podcast shouting, it loud and proud. The trader Joe's mixed nuts has Mattel, you the exact mix and it is a fifty percent like less sodium version, which I just grab by accident. And it's totally fine. It's all men's their roasted, salted almonds, cashew, macadamia and shelled, pistachios academia are so good. It's so perfect. The nuts complement each other so well by the has an almond in cash shoe. You an are a pa- stash like just criss crossing and mixing those bites up. It's so it's perfect. And I'm really like just all my life. What do I hear all the skin healthy people handful of nuts? It'll keep you full. I'm like, why can't that be me? Why can't I be the person that could snack nuts? Well, guess what I just fucking bought the bag and I'm just going to throw it in my purse, and that's what I'm doing. And it's working, it really does keep you full and I get it. Like, of course, I'd rather have tortilla chips, barbecue, chips and not fucking nuts. But once you just shift that mindset and know that these have nutrients these are good for me. These are gonna make me feel fuller than any of those mindless snacks like I'm making that choice. And I'm committing to it. Now, I don't know how long this Alaska's you burn out on things. But I'm having a moment with it. I'm committing it. I feel good about it. And like I don't know. Yeah. It's just I think it's a it's the perfect healthy snack. This is a great mix. I say I feel like a lot of nut mixes have like hidden sugar raising like crazy shit in them. But this is a really beautiful mix. I gotta shout out the fact that it has cashews and macadamia is too high price nuts. Yeah. Very high price nuts, especially macadamia and I don't feel like they're skimping on those nuts either. Oh, you, you it inspired be actually, even by this is because I was traveling. And I was thinking about how sometimes for work like though fi first class. And what is wouldn't you think first class, if you've ever flown it the signature of a first class fight flight is a small thing of hot nuts hot nuts yet? They just give you like warm warm nut mix. And I was like, oh, I wanna like treat myself and I'll feel like I'm flying first class. So that's why I bought these, and it is, it's like it is luxurious or something luxuriance about having a little nut mix, like just think of. Just switch the mindset like I'm I'm fancy. I mean, almonds like you know, we all had to choke down a couple of minutes here. And there you can't lie yourself and say, almonds are a pleasurable orgasmic experience. But cashews on the other hand, have you? I mean talking about these cashews cashews are so good. It's. It's about that mix. The mix is just is the right mix. I found a macadamia nothing is like butter. Could like suck it dry. I juice macadamia. I know it's making me want a macadamia almond milk quality from Google tiger. I've had one of those in sews or SOGA, but they're so expensive. I know too expensive coffeeshops. Gimme the wall. Why aren't there? Wall was here. I wouldn't be going and buying expensive coffees at their walla's here. I have so much happier. I'm not drip, coffee, girl canno-. I went to law Colome. I know I say it wrong. I don't care, what's the right way to say, I don't know. But I know I'm seeing it wrong. It's like LA Colomba, maybe, I know more loom Kalume. It might be cool. I don't know. I don't neither I try to black and tan hated it. Thank you heated it. And I even as I said, do majority, oat milk drafting bit of cold brew hated it. Okay. Capable and Chelsea. Pretty both the blackened ten and I'm like you guys are crazy. There's no point haste there's no planet, you lose the airy -ness of the air milkshake. Yeah. I know hated it got into macho got an a, a macho nitro really I've never tried that. I love I just love to thirty five AM. I mean, this is what I do not want to go to New York hit touch on macho new thirty five AM will, you know, there's touch on watching Nellie. Now, I can't believe I haven't been it's because it's like it's deep West Hollywood. Yeah. That sucks. 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I got the pocket pharmacy, which is like a little kit that has their five whatever favorites. I don't know. So has the peppermint, which is for headaches and cooling, the minis, right? Yeah. Obviously minis, the gutsy which is supposed to be for digestion. I put it on my stomach, and it made me. Feel kinda warm rubbed. You rub rub. It know what are you like circles that good for digestion, get the bloating down? Okay. A good rhythm feels I do feel in saying that I spent six dollars on these little oils, like that's a little crazy. But I was telling myself like this is a natural healthy way to feel better specific working long hours, like it'll feel nice to just like throw a central oils on my hands breathe it in, I don't know. Maybe it was like just buying all the sales stick. But so those two, and then it has one that's suppose. To be like respiratory health one that is for a stress release, quote, unquote. That's the one we used to rub it in your handsome, than and then a pain released one, and then I also got a pain released body oil, that's supposed to be like an analgesic. What does that mean it's like menthol e you say it sounds sexy? So I got that to just like if I'm having pain, maybe I'll make Dave rub. My back with it or corrupt my hips with it. I'm just I'm just like gearing up to fight pain because I had such a painful neck year last year, and I've been doing well, but I'm just like living in fear of that pain returning. And I'm like doing everything I can to fight chronic pain. I wanna be ready to fight chronic pain. Get core strong. Yeah. Hopefully that'll help. Yeah. Stress. What have you been eating lately? What's going on with you? I don't know. I haven't been super eating great. You know, I just kind of like snack a lot at the office on what candy chips like things will go in my body around three PM that are unspeakable here, thirty girl. Yeah, I've been at Hertie girl. I've been a real dirty girl. It was like my birthday we close. So I don't even know what I was doing last week cake. Oh, I didn't tell you, I did. I did such ided such a crates, I tell you that I had two dinners and one night, you know. So for my birthday, I went my whole family to my favorite diner norms, which is on Las CNN go. That's your favorite diner. It's, it's really I don't know what the proper diner. But it's like one of my favorite like that kind of restaurants so cheap. It's like dirt. Cheap norms and twenty four hours. I I'll get a steak at an arm's a I love norms, dollar steak and the baked potato. I mean I love norms so but it was my birthday. And what, what, what is the only thing I could think of all day, it's my birthday. What do I need to get free sugar fish, and I'm like, okay, I'm working all day? I can't make it for lunch. I these big family. I don't wanna go my whole family to sugar fish. I'm like, when we're going to do is my one chance year to get one back on sugar fish. It's my one chance. So we. We have these plans go to norms and like the thoughts creeps in my head. I'm mike. What if after I got dinner with that norms? I just go to sugar fish alone wrap up for me. What if could I do it is possible? Would it be crazy Gaza day went on? I was like, it's my fucking birthday. Like I'm gonna do this. So I went to norms like seven PM got just a baked potato because I was like, I'm going to sugar rush. I'm going to sugar fish after this one chance. Did you go by yourself? Please say you did my boyfriend came with. Didn't want him to. I was like, okay John just see, you know, like, I'm gonna go sugar fish after this. Like I have a book with me, like a c- later. He's like WALDO with you. I mean he is nice. Yeah. Yeah. Your birthday. Like, of course, he went with you. I know of course, I was like you don't need to. She wanted to have like just a what was in good thing because I was like snacking on other people's plates norms within we shared a sugar fish. We kind of like shared a trust me, but man, but man walking and then like the dinner was like wrapping up at norms. And I was like looking at the cost Jervis close at, like nine, I believe, so I like got seated at like thirty minutes foreclosing gotta trust. Me walked out zero dollar Bill, the best feeling cool. It was so awesome double down dinners, and the next day, I was like shooting, something with James, and it's like James, and I've never really quite been able to connect, like, I think there's an impasse between British people in Jewish people like I have all these theories nothing for us to talk about. He's really nice. He's like super sweet obviously. But there's like, we'll have like any other of connection, but he was like, what are you favorite? They last night. I was like, well, actually went to two dinners, and it was like a light bulb went off in his head. He was like I like this. Girl. Oh my God. That was the thing the whole time eating food. Of course. It was there the whole time right underneath rate? Right in front of our eyes is is right. Is is so anyway, I got dinners. I that's like very impressive, right? I love that. I mean I love it. You went to a late night sugar fish. Just it's so luxury as a late night dinner like for me. It's a special occasion. So once it's a one off once in a while it just makes me feel like a grownup. It makes me feel like a French movie star, just makes me feel cool. Second dinner to. Yeah. Second dinner right before closing free sugar fish buzz. So cool better believe I got that you guys, thank you so much for listening to the solo episode of glowing up as always falls on Instagram echoing a podcast and we will see you guys next week. Right. Podcast network.
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Should you join a networking group?
"Did you catch yourself daydreaming about your next getaway the sun the beach an ice cold drink in your hand with the American Airlines advantage mile up card from city you can go from daydreaming two sunbathing by earning miles on everything you buy it's the card that turns everyday purchases into miles like two times advantage miles in warm grain bowl warm grain bowls full of good now available for delivered an era food as it should be into achieve that is your goal and why is this the group or community to help you achieve it second what's the focus for the group slash before breakfast to apply for the American Airlines Advantage Mile Up card today welcome to before as I spend more time speaking podcasting and writing books I'm naturally spinning less time pitching magazine articles so groups devoted to that today's tip is about smart questions to ask before you commit time or other resources to a networking group this tip like several others fist a production of iheartradio good morning this is Laura welcome to the before breakfast podcast bullet for building strong connections other than being smarter by taking control of the networking process and your intended outcomes so social or business long term business growth or short term projects and how does that align with your goal third check the rules of engagement and finally is there a platform online or off or the group can convene and share ideas these are all smart questions to ask you find yourself naturally joining stuff or always saying yes when people ask you might try asking a few questions before you commit time money but when life gets busy this is easy to shove to the important but not urgent pile that doesn't get done consequently people are always looking for can you reach your goal within their system or structure fourth what's the group's track record does it align with the current promise of membership in order to get results out or is how he writes as you've likely realized at this point there is no magic time saving and lay a strong foundation for ongoing delivery of the commitments to members fifth do the individual members of the group share the networking culture we'll be less useful to me if they're massively useful to someone who's career is more focused on that activity and with anything you have to put effort in functional and helpful than others sometimes this is objectively true and other times he just realized that your life and career have moved to different places this week comes from writer and investor J. Kelly Hoey's new book build your Dream Network Most of us know we should put time and effort into building our networks quays to build a network professional groups seem to offer a convenient option rather than building connections one on one you can plug into a whole job offers and new clients come streaming in or at least that's the idea because anyone who lives in the real world will quickly realize that some groups are far more group of people you can access the group's expertise and connections whenever you need them all you have to do is introduce yourself on a chat board and Voila of the group six do you have the slightest interest in or passion for the group beyond seeing it as a vehicle to achieve your goal or energy to a particular networking group here's what holy suggests I ask yourself why what is it you are trying that yes the professional stuff is great and you also love that there are meaningful volunteer opportunities organized every month ones you'd be excited anticipate in well that's a good sign to a robust email discussion grouper facebook group indicates that people put energy into this enterprise if multiple people independently sing the praises of the networking group and what it's helped them achieve that's a good sign if your initial research has you finding appointed in the meantime this is Laura thanks for listening and here's to making the most of our time hey everybody I'd love to hear from you you can send your tips your questions or anything else because time is limited and that's true for networking groups like anything else so ask the right questions before you just wind up but if there is one lone post every week or so and it's always a request well maybe best to move on and put your energy elsewhere now a message from Panera bread so I look forward to staying in touch before breakfast is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows a deep you can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcasts at iheartmedia dot com that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters thanks so much at grocery stores plus you can earn a special bonus miles offer after qualifying purchases that gets you closer to your next getaway head to city dot com ask yourself when was the last time you had a meal that was fresh and filling. 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Rocketed Into The Fourth Dimension
"This is anonymous not invisible the next indicated step. It's a month of April. So it's the month of step four in the rooms of alcoholics anonymous, at least the morning meetings that read the daily reflections and. So this month is about a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. And. It didn't dawn on me right away. But simply I realized that in order to take a fearless moral inventory of myself. I have to I address my fears. So not surprisingly, my sponsor has me doing a fear inventory, and I'm on step four. So this has been a. A difficult month for me. And for a variety of reasons. Not just because I'm. I'm constantly like I'm not there. Work every day in my morning meetings were reading and talking about stuff related to the to the very step that I'm in that I'm focused on at least I should say with my sponsor. But also because this time last year was one it was very very dark for me. It is springtime last year. Springtime two thousand eighteen things were. Not just unraveling. That maybe that's a good way to put it. But I was entering into like an abyss like a black hole. You know, a place that you simply don't escape from at least of your with your own power of your own volition? I would need external help. And that's what I got ultimately. But I was just yes. So there's there's part of me that sort of subconsciously aware if that's if that's possible that this is the time of year a year ago where I just was lost. I mean loss loss like I I didn't know. Which direction was north south east west up down. I was just lost in my disease lost in my drinking. And so this is just it's just a it's just a difficult time for me in terms of my past and in terms of my present. And you know, I'm I'm wrestling through it. There's no doubt about it. And. Our topic for this morning in my my meeting was being rocketed into the fourth dimension. And I was sitting there thinking was I- rocketed. Is that the right language for me? And it dawned on me, I I suppose I was because in. July of last year, I blacked out on July thirtieth I blacked out. And I came to somewhere around August sixth seventh or eighth I'm not exactly sure, but I blacked out for about a week, and I came to in I blacked out in my in the hospital. My last memories are being in the hospital waiting for a room in the ER. And then I woke up in a residential treatment facility in my hometown. Ironically, even though I don't live there. Now I woke up in my hometown where I was born and raised in a residential treatment facility. And so I was rocketed. I just wasn't prepared. Like, astronauts are for the g force of it all so I just blacked out. And I and I did wake up to a new reality. That's the fourth dimension is I think good language for it. It's an unfamiliar territory and unfamiliar experience for me. And so it it. I, you know, immediately embraced my new dimension. My new experience, I I loved treatment. I loved being in residential treatment. It was awesome. And awful at the same time. But I was all in. I realized I suppose subconsciously I realized immediately that I was exactly a worry ought to be for the first time in a long time. And I yeah, I was just all in. There's no other way to put it. There was no resistance. Today's reading in the daily reflection opens with the line. About no longer having the will or the power to resist, and and that's pretty good language for me. I didn't choose a I didn't choose residential treatment. The this experiences. New new dimension happened to me, I just didn't resist it. I was willing for the first time for some reason. I resisted before people been telling me to stop drinking. My wife was trying to get me to go to a, and I I went a few times and pretended to go a lot of times. And I went to non instead of going to AA I mean, because I don't know it's so goofy. Because my dad was an alcoholic. So I thought I'll go to alanon. You know, I would just unwilling. I wasn't unwilling to face myself. Or maybe I was really what I was unwilling to do was stop drinking. I didn't wanna stop drinking period. And what I didn't realize the time is I didn't want to stop drinking, and because if I stopped drinking, I'm still stuck with me. Like for years. My wife in particular was telling me you need to stop drinking you need to stop drinking. You know, I get it. But then what stop drinking, and and then what I'm still stuck with me. I'm still stuck with my character defects. I'm still stuck with my that the the the the craziness in my head. You know that radio that's playing that some people call K flock. You know, the there's just the internal anxiety and tension and anger and resentment that gets played over and over and over and over and over again. You know, you just have it on repeat. And so stop being drinking just wasn't an option for me. If that's what it that's all your if that's all you're providing that wa that don't fuck sacking to do for me. I was going to help. You know, at least at least drinking sorta lowers the volume on K fuck. The problem. Of course, is that it puts me in a space where I just don't give a shit about anything anymore, and that's not a life worth living. And so I just was at a place where I stopped drinking and do what? So at some point. I just stopped resisting. I was rocketed blacked out and woke up in a new dimension. And I've been there ever since. And they and one of the things that's so. Important. Such a such a cornerstone of my recovery is that I've had experiences where I am. Yeah, experiences where I am in that fourth dimension. Where my my body. My mind and my spirit. Or at harmony with one another. There is a coherency. There's a balance there's a certain grace by which I live, and I feel it. I don't just say it. I've had that feeling. Where I feel content. I feel serene. And I know what that feels like now, and I'm not sure that I ever did at least in my adult life. I've been in alcoholic my entire adult life. I just wasn't always drinking. But I was an alcoholic. I was not at peace. And the problem. I had before I came to before I had this this rocketing experiences. I didn't know what to do about it back. Then I didn't have any tools. I didn't have any guidance. I didn't have any count ability. Add fellowship had no program. So I thought Kay. Fuck was just the way it was. That was the only ready state radio station available. Now, I've had experiences of serenity I've had these moments sometimes short sometimes longer. Maybe I'd even go so far as maybe I've had an entire day awaking day of. Pretty consistent serenity. That's pretty close. Despite what's going on around me. I remember when I was. I think I've mentioned this before in previous podcast, but. You know, I was fired from my my longtime job I was a teacher for about twenty years. And and after I was fired a friend reached out who had retired. He was concerned about me. And. And just asked me if I had any hopes and dreams, and my response was yeah. My hope and dream is that I get to know myself better every day and leave in live each day as excessively as possible. That's my hope in my dream. And I I believe that. And I'll tell you why believe that. Because I've I've. Back in my early twenties. I had a dream or a hope maybe hopes a better where I'm not sure of dreams the right word or had a goal. Maybe maybe goals. That's too doesn't doesn't carry the right punch? But I wanted to get a PHD and get a fulltime faculty position that was my goal or hope for myself. I did both. And when both came true when I had PHD in hand and I had secured a field. A fulltime faculty position. I started drinking every single day. That's when it all came down on me. And that's an invaluable experience for me because I can sit here and tell you. I don't know what I think about hopes and dreams what I know. Is that if I'm at peace with myself if I am serene. They need the externalities around me. I don't wanna say they don't matter because that's not right. They do matter. But you know, what? I mean, like, I just the things that are outside my control. Will not manipulate my serenity or my piece or my symmetry or my grace. And so what I what I know for my own experience is I reached the apex of my profession. PHD faculty position published? There was nothing. More for me to do. Nothing. More to prove nothing to win. I wanted all in my profession in my particular field, and I was miserable. Discontent uninspired unmotivated. Because I was not at peace with myself. To hopes and dreams. I guess are fine. Right. They they they're fine. But if you're not at peace with yourself, what's the fucking point? It's not going to satisfy you didn't satisfy me, I shouldn't say talking to satisfy what the hell do I know about you? It didn't satisfy me. I was not satisfied. And so I sat Petagine myself. And so a year ago. This coming summer of two thousand nineteen I was rocketed into new dimension. And my hope and dream for today is to get to know myself better until it each day successfully as possible, for example, I can tell you of walking till work this morning because I had to drop off my car to get to get some work done. And there's a shop in towns drop it off at the shop, and I walked to my to walk to the shop, and to my shop where I work and and on the way here, you know, I'm really wrestling with issues related to my marriage. With my wife who I love and she loves me. Love isn't the problem. For us. They're just things we have to work out. And I am not at peace with them. I am not serene. I am discontent this morning. I was discontent. And now because of my rocketing experience. I now can recognize it in realized that I have to do something about it. Because in the past what I would have done is just ignore. It. Just let k fuck play over and over and over again and internalize it and push it away and the back of my stored space of inventory of shit. I should get rid of stuff. I can't sell stuff that won't move stuff. They collect dust on the shelf. And so yeah this morning now discontent about my relationship with my wife. And in the past. I just didn't possess the tools or the wherewithal the the ability to recognize that these these feeling of discontentment need to be addressed. And not only do they need to be addressed between my wife, and I, but I also have to look inside and say what what part have I played in all of this. What's my role? What's my responsibility? Because I can point my finger all I want. But I gotta look in that fucking mirror. I have to otherwise I will be discontent and I'll be back, right? Where I was before. Just without alcohol, and I will not be a would've they call. That guy. Always forget this language that they use in the rooms of AA. A you know, you Bobby sitting there thinking knowing exactly what I'm talking about. But the the alcoholic doesn't drink. It's not working the program. That sounds miserable to me if I was not drinking and didn't have the program of alcoholics anonymous didn't have the fellowship. Didn't have sponsor didn't have a place to go every day. This steps all the stuff that make up the experience of recovery that I've experienced in this new dimension than I would be miserable. And I would not no I wouldn't know what to do about it. I just be stuck like I was before. And now, I'm not I'm not stuck in this place. But I am in this place as of right now. And that's okay. And so that's I'm going to have to live today's excessively as possible, given the discontentment I currently feel about my relationship with my wife, and we'll just have to work through it. But I don't feel hopeless about it. And I don't feel stuck. There are steps I can take. And I know the steps I need to take. And I will take those steps. Thank you for listening to anonymous not invisible if you are new or relatively new get to a meeting don't drink between meetings until next time you find God. Now.
Solo#5 [From Adversity to Opportunity] Pt4 Radical Compassion For Yourself
"Hi everyone does the CK. Welcome back to part four of the from the versity to opportunity series. Yesterday we talked about the importance of having rituals at around certain time. And how that impacts your sense of certainty you have. If you haven't heard it. I highly recommend you go check it out today. I WanNa talk to you about the importance of having empathy and compassion. First and foremost for yourself first and foremost for yourself. It's very human to go through a roller coaster up emotions doing this uncertain time. At the lowest point you may feel insecure anxious. Wa- read concerned overwhelmed at the highest point. You may feel confident. Optimistic amused proud or excited. In the roller coaster ride is faster now more than ever for everyone. You may also notice your internal critic being louder. I'm not doing enough. I'm doing too much. It's important to not make yourself wrong having all these emotions all these moments of self reflection because the more you suppress denied judge ignore these emotions. The longer you're actually impacted by them. Emotion is energy in motion. The ultimate -Ly Pass the visualization. The helped me the most is to imagine that we are all emerged in the ocean in the emotions are the wave and the wave leads of the ocean coming our way. The simplest thing that we could do is to let these wave. Let's let these waves pass over us. The more we try to resist the more we try to avoid the more. We try to suppress these waves. The more war find effort exhausting in counterproductive. So speaking of that think of your presence self. How would you treat your younger self now as you are right now knowing everything that you know? How would you treat your younger self? Probably with more empathy and compassion right a mental model to us. We notice your internal judgmental voice. You're too emotional. You'RE NOT EMOTIONAL ENOUGH. You'll leading too much. You're not leading enough your two decisive. You're not decisive enough. You help too much are you? Don't help enough perhaps use your future. Sixty euro voice. How would your future self treat your present self? That's a quick mental hack. Know that all of it you experience right now. It's all part of you. All of your basic survival instincts. All of your highest conscious aspirations all of it. The whole range is all a part of you before you take care of everyone else. Have more empathy on compassion for yourself. So that when you do surf you come from a place of fullness you come from a place of being complete. I was speaking to entrepreneural friend earlier in. He told me that in his business. Everything has stopped. His sales people aren't selling because everyone's working from home and everything stopped in. He's Mac at his sales people in Because they're not working hard enough from their home in their work from home. Policies Lowering the overall productivity. Why he didn't understand is that when he didn't allow himself to feel because he wanted to put all the fires now which I completely understand at the same time. All of that suppressed emotions turns into resentment and projects onto his employees and ultimately item. Believe that being this way serves anyone and ultimately his way obscene. His resentment hidden from his view is putting his business at risk. So my point of views this when you don't have compassion for yourself you would then project all the judgments towards people around you just like how the airlines tell us to put on the oxygen mask on ourselves first before we put on the oxygen mask on others when we are not physically mentally putting out the fires when we do have a little bit time to breath. I want you to go to a room in. Take a moment in. Just be with all of the internal voice all of the internal judgments all of the hidden emotions that you've been suppressing throughout the day right and this experience may not be pleasant but stay with it as much as you can and actually actively give yourself the grace the space. The patients the compassion. That your future self would in just to be with all of it right now that way. You have a lease a chance to On compress all of this. You've been hidden suppress ignore deny in your daytime right. You can actually just be with it. The thing about all this is that you don't actually have to be public about what you're dealing with. Whether it be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows you don't have to be public about them but just accept them as they are because all of it all off everything that you experience. He is a part of you. Imagine now yourself to be in the middle of the ocean and the waves are energy. Easy motion right. They're coming your way in. You see them coming. You can either resist or deny them which is from my point of view counterproductive and exhausting. Or you cannot allow them to pass over you right or when you're advanced surfer you can actually transmute all energy to serve the wave and let your emotions fuel you into action. If you can't let this fuel you just yet what can do is to have all the love and compassion for your own humanity for the critic for the Senate for the survivalist in you in when you are the highest highs have all the love and all the humanity for your highest self for the parents in you for entrepreneur in you for the community leader in you and have all the love and compassion for all aspects of you from my point of view. This is the most natural most organic most productive way to deal with all of these emotions that inevitably shows up doing on certain time. And when you're at a good place you can then serve those. Who depend on you on the place of fullness and from a place of being complete right judging is really easy at this point judging yourself first and foremost is really easy right now and actually generating more patients generating more empathy generating more compassion for all aspects of EU requires more work. When you have grace in patients for yourself then we can move onto holding space for everyone else right and that would be the topic that we cover tomorrow so take a deep breath. You're doing great. You're doing fine. Have more empathy have more compassion? Are My friends? The intention of this series is doing power you to be healthier happier and stronger doing the sansern time so I want you to do so. Go on try this on the moment. You're notice you start judging yourself you start to be patient with yourself or your start to have negative self talk about yourself. That's the time we can actually bring more love and compassion and patience to yourself are at my friends. Go on and try and let me know how this goes for you until then stay safe. Stay positive I'll talk to you soon. Tomorrow Take Care.
National Assembly, Discos Ask FG To Subsidise Electricity Consumption
"You're listening to the news at this hour. An Africa Business Radio. National Assembly and electrcity bution companies have angst, the federal government subsidized electricity consumption. That is goes in Monday, told the National Assembly. Ship that the only condition to halt tariff pike, whilst for the Federal Government's to be at a difference between the current time and the proposed one. The president of the Sun It's armored Lewan. Of the House of Ramstein wwl Milan. Tuesday insisted that the plant hike in electricity tariffs in the country was not timely. The Sad wa agreed on cost reflective tariffs. A measures such as proper metering must be put in place before such hike could be implemented. And that was the knees at this time on Africa Business Radio. You can continue to this in life online at stop. WW does Africa Business Radio. That's come or I'm APP. Thank you for listening.
Eye on China - Strategy Vs Tactics : The Great Debate #651
"In today's I on China. I answered the question that was asked me yesterday. What's more important in in business tactics or strategy energy and believe it or not. I actually think it's tactics. So the spot. China Summit has finished. I'm just heading into Shanghai now for a few meetings before I head back to Kale tomorrow and as I did a presentation on business strategies and as we were in the land of maybe one of the most his famous strategist of all time. The ancient Chinese military general cold Soom sued. Who wrote the famous the art of war. I think it was a good the time to try and answer the question. What's more important is tactics or is it strategy now. Soon Su famously wrote in his book the out of war strategy without tactics. Tactics is the slowest route to victory. And the techniques without strategy is the noise before defeat in short saying that. You can't really have one without the other and if you don't have both you bound file and whilst that's true because they have very different things essentially strategy is the what and the tactics speaks to. How and if you WANNA get real fancy you can even have the vision before the strategy. So the vision is really the why the strategy is the want and the tactics the how now and Iraq in the tactics more important because the tactics are all about execution. And it's these days we talk about vision in business. What's how strategic vision. Well you know the vision is the why the strategy is the watts. So you can't kind of technically really have a strategic vision. I guess but you know I think if you look. Most companies visions. They very similar. They kind of grandiose statements the strategy gets maybe a little more specific but but it's the Wa Sorry the tactics that really determine what's going to get done and how it's GonNa get done and whilst I certainly would agree that we all need some visionaries businesses. Mrs. There's not that many trees around we all would love to have Alone mask we'd all love to have a frankly even mocks. Aqaba the guy. It was a visionary like it or not but there's not that many of those people around. There's not that many Steve Jobs kind of folks around most of us in most of our roles have got to focus on the tactics. Because that's how we're going to get the results. Sure somebody needs to set the strategy but frankly again look much to the strategies put down on. A lot of them are really similar. The difference is always in the execution in my mind and that comes down to tactics. So that's why I'm saying tactics over strategy energy any day of the week already. That's today thanks for tuning in. I will be back again tomorrow.
Huawei Makes Smartphones Without U.S. Parts
"Wall Street Journal listeners. Come from all walks of life and business and no matter what type of business urine eighty P is here to help you achieve what you're working king for with. HR talent time benefits and payroll informed by data and designed for people learn more at design done eighty p dot com going it alone while way is now making smartphones without us chips. It's one of the few phones at the company can make totally Louis. Freeh of American technology and American farmers brush took grow hemp. Now they're facing glut. You don't have a solid price structure. I'm sure like you do with other more standard crops. Everybody's comfortable with like soybean and corn last the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the most important second amendment. He's he's in a decade. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal Kim Gittleson let's get started Now before we take a closer look at how wall way is making smartphones without American ships. Here's what you missed. Saudi Arabia is pushing for an extension of OPEC's production cuts. It comes ahead of a meeting of the oil cartel in Vienna this week this all has to do with Saudi Aramco's anticipated initial public offering offering from the Anna Ben Wolf. Kahn has more so basically the extension. The longer it will last more tendencies. They have to support talk prices because the prize right now. People know that production cuts would be kept free. Mumps if they get full six months at least should be part of a surprise vice support oil prices then says the main question for Saudi Arabia is what Russia will do so the issue is going to be more to convince Russia uh to agree for six months went onto now. They've only with for freedoms we'll have more on the outcome of the meeting. which officially starts on Thursday two shootings in New Orleans on Sunday left two people dead and twelve others injured? The New Orleans Police Department said the two shootings weren't related as of this recording according they're still investigating a motive in Mexico a dramatic gunbattle in a small town across the border from Texas. Left at least twenty people dead head over the weekend. Dozens of cartel gunmen fought with Mexican security forces. We report the clash is the latest incident in a surge of gun violence hitting Mexico last week. President Trump said the White House was looking into designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organisations Mexican officials criticized. The proposal is opening the door to US interference in its domestic affairs. Russia and China are now partners as of today they have a fifty five billion dollar pipeline hype line to prove it. The eighteen hundred mile pipeline began delivering Russian natural gas to China this morning. Our moscow-based correspondent Yogi. Can't shove explains Russian. China for decades have been discussing various ways to link up their energy markets and infrastructures but now in the past decades. They've grown much close together and it seems both countries were had complementary agendas here when it comes to energy part of the impetus was definitely them two thousand fourteen an accession of Crimea. Russia was looking for new partners new geopolitical relationships in China neighboring country. Kind of a major power was a natural place to start China on the other hand Needs gas because its economy is growing very fast and it's gas demand is growing faster. So that's why this finals was built and just started today move move now our main story this morning while way analysts from UBS and a Japanese technology lab recently took part the Chinese telecom giants new five ship phone. It's called the meat thirty inside. They discovered something pretty interesting staying. The phone had no. US chips dance. Trump is in Hong Kong. So Dan I thing tell me a little bit more about this new phone so always latest top of the line flagship model which they unveiled in September is one of the few phones at the company can make Totally free of of American technology so always been working on building products with a a a sort of smaller and smaller American footprint inside ride for for a long time. Of course you know ever since May the company's been sort of Legally cut off from a lot of American technology. Although although the company still does have access to some stockpiled a lot of parts of its own but the May thirty which is the newest model is now fully free of American parts. It's and what sort of American companies are. We talking about here so some of them are named people would know and some of them are means that people might not know I mean. There's a lot of big-name technology companies that were and still are major suppliers to while away in the US. Companies like Intel Microsoft invidia Google of course. And then then there's a whole array of sort of smaller more specialized chip companies and other hardware companies that provide a whole array of of different parts so companies is like sky. Works Cuervo these. These these are companies that make chips for specialized tasks smartphones the biggest hole in hallway supply. Chains still is the android operating system which the company does use a on all of its smartphones and formerly Wa wa Wa doesn't have access to the sort of proprietary android apps that Google makes that that still cut off to while away so where as well as getting its parts from its found replacements in a whole array of different locations. One thing that the company has done of course is is is using now a lot of its own parts Specifically made by a company called high silicon which is a subsidiary of while that primarily designs chips other places that Wa has turned to our. You know non-american source providers of chips there's companies in Taiwan and mainland China Europe up. That can make some of these chips. That aren't subject to. US export restrictions and Japan and Korea as well so there are substitutes for Galway and It's it's been looking to those areas to fill in the gaps so as you mentioned in May the. US put while way on an expert blacklist due to concerns about national security. Now now your reporting that. The Commerce Department has started to issue licenses to American companies. WHO said they'd still like to do business with wall way? So what does all of this mean for those companies. Yeah I mean there's sort of a an element of it you know too little too late for at least for the American companies. I mean some some of this might have happened on its own. Hallway has been spending years investing on its own chips its own software and and A technology and has always said anything about this well why we said from the beginning that they would like liked to continue using American parts and technology and continue to do business with the American supply. Chain that they've long been buying products from so the company has said in the past that at least last year they bought eleven billion dollars worth of American technology and so the company the company has been very very up front that they that they would like to continue those relationships and The American suppliers. Will you know at least privately. Say that they they you too. With like to continue to sell Wa of his multibillion dollar company I mean China's preeminent technology provider and you know a big customer for a lot of companies in the US so it's always been the preference of wow way to keep doing business as usual with with American companies. You can find Dan story story with. ACH UP ON WSJ DOT Com Wall Street Journal listeners. Come from all walks of life and business and no matter what type of business you're in eighty P is here to help you achieve what you're working for with. HR talent time benefits and payroll informed by data and designed for people learn more at design done eighty P dot com on to markets. We're going to turn to an interesting market today. It's the market for us. Grown hemp farmers have been pouring money into growing it as the demand Dan for products like CBD. Oil has grown. But now they're facing a glut. Cameron mcwhirter explains well. Hemp was made legal in two thousand eighteen with the revisions in the farm bill and it was made widely legal so lots of farmers who have been struggling with different price problems regarding other more standard crops. Crops have jumped in feet first on the idea of growing hemp for the idea. CBD which everybody. I'm sure but he's heard of these products that are not marijuana but let there are supposedly have benefits health benefits. Some people question that they supposedly have great health benefits. So everybody's smells money with growing him and so that means too. Many people have jumped in to do it. And that's it's it's a very simple supply. Demand Economic Story here you have tons of people jumping Indian producing lots of hemp. Because they think there's going to be a lot of profit to be made that obviously drives down the price because you have too much of the stuff. And here's what else were paying attention to today. It's cyber mundane and reporting that. Retailers from target to Walmart are revamping their stores and staff to adjust to a world where more of us are shopping online. Take target the company told us. It's retrained the bulk of its thirty. Thousand Person Workforce to streamline customer service elsewhere in Washington the impeachment hearings hearings resumed after the holiday break. The White House said it wouldn't participate in a house. Judiciary Committee hearing this week. White House counsel Pat Sip alone said in a lengthy letter that the president quote cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the judiciary committee will afford the the president a fair process through additional hearings Jerry Nadler Democrat who leads. The committee didn't immediately offer a response to the LETERME. You're the Supreme Court will hear its most significant second amendment case in nearly a decade. Today it has to do with a rule issued by the New York City Police. Commissioner that forbid beat most licensed gun owners from taking their weapons to firing ranges or second homes outside city limits New York City already repealed the rule but the judges rejected the city's request to dismiss the suit. We report that the case will test how far the courts conservative majority is ready to move on gun rights. Finally we've been keeping you updated on the latest with Hong Kong's protests over the past few months. Today we have a story about an interesting place that's been impacted by the fall and tourism. That's come without. Due to those protests. The Magic Kingdom Aka Hong Kong Disneyland from Hong Kong. Steve Russillo has more tourist arrivals in Hong Kong talk about fifty percent from a year ago and most of that is due to a lack of mainland Chinese people coming to Hong Kong and visiting Hong Kong so with that backdrop in place we went over to Disneyland and checked out what was happening over there. We were shocked at how dead it was there. Were no lines at all and we. We talked to a lot of the people that were there. They kind of felt a little bit weird being at Disney. I mean you have this dynamic hanging over the city where there's thousands and thousands of people that that are on the streets all the time You know fighting for democracy and standing up to the government and yet here are some of these people that were at the park that were going on space mountain gotten and some of the other rise and it just it had this kind of weird environments that was overhanging the park. Disney spokeswoman didn't dispute that the number of visitors juries had dropped but wouldn't give specific figures. That's what's news from the Wall Street Journal. Thanks for listening.
#1932: A Series of Unforced Errors
"It took blow welcome to car talk on national public radio with us looking tapper brothers and we're broadcasting this week from the center for total quantity management here at car talk plaza those total quality management it is i mean this is is a fad for those of you that haven't heard it said sweeping boardrooms of american this total quality management okay but he ricard's plaza in our garage. We use a patented system that we call total quantity management. I mean after all. Don't you want to get as much work as you cannot. Have your employees court. I mean isn't that the point of use like a whip. No in our case we want to get as many cars in and out during the day as possible and if they're not fix well we'll try again with the kuzma brings back to complain. I mean that's right total quantity so in in and out it doesn't matter what happens just get them in. Get them up and get him out. Get up right. Who's that who's that rawhide rawhide work anyway. This concept has worked so well well for us that we thought that from time to time pass along some tips to our listeners on car talks patented total quantity management h-here's tico tico already have an abbreviation for quantity management t._q. <hes> that's good. It's interesting that it's the same abbreviation as toll wallet t demands. Well just happens to be fault such a fault right tip number one car talk t._q. A._m. tip number one all you gotta do it like <hes> who's the tax guy h and r bolton. I block tip number eleven hundred and seventy one here at eleven eleven seventy one remember that language is an important vehicle nor the <music> august likely it is for passing along values as well as information. It's not just what is communicated but how it's communicated that motivates employees this so what that mind we have a tip for how to handle a situation which an employee has made a mistake well according to the total quantity management handbook from which i'm reading of course that's the number eleven fifty seven b comes from the fallen response should be used whenever possible so let me tell you make a mistake and you're going to now communicate to him and blue words that you use are going to motivate yes and the words. Are you stop it anyway. That's what works at the garage repetition. It is important to so don't expect to work perfectly the first time you use it but also every time even when he doesn't make a mistake you just reinforce it. With what are you stupid. Is the time time for lunch and what do you do. You have any great mail to read. I know i do i do. Actually i have an interesting one. I was listening to this is from jay. Somebody somebody j heath from seattle. Wa wa wa. Wa gentlemen was a question mark there. Isn't it pejorative the question mark. I was listening to your show when i heard a call talking about eggs in the radiator. Yes american my surprise when you said you had never heard of this time-tested remedy to stop leaks by coincidence. I was talking to my seventy five year old uncle just last week when the very subject came up according to old old uncle ed and how would the subject come up. I don't know maybe they're having breakfast uncle ed. How do you throw in my radiator. I'm full require a follow up letter. According to uncle at eggs in the radio used to be very common temporary repair the egg remain suspended in the water and drifts toward the hole in the radio when when the albumen reached the hot radiata the egg cooks blocking the whole and the repair would usually last several weeks this method of repair fell out a favor when the modern antifreeze solutions developed antifreeze restricts the ability of the egg to cook onto the radiate probably work for the call because he was adding water water only to his girlfriend's radio dust deluding antifreeze to a point where it did not interfere with the cooking process. It's always a pleasure to enlighten. Fools signed nice we should be we would take umbrage. If we know what the heck it meant. We would if we could if you'd like to talk to us. Our number is eight eight eight car talk. That's one eight two two seven eight five five hello. You're on car talk high edward from milton massachusetts. Hi what's what's happening milton. We call you ed. You can call me whatever you'd like all right. We'll call you whatever you like. What i have a nineteen ninety-three nissan altima and <hes> back in april it required new a new distributor which i had done that some four hundred and some odd dollars and then income mid june it started stalling while i be on the highway and i came to find out that it would start right back up again after a few minutes so i brought it back to my mechanic and he looked at it and he said the distributor was bad and replaced it at no charge. This is not a dealership. Nope just a neighborhood <hes> mechanic a couple of weeks later. I decide aside. I'm safe to drive this car to montreal and it breaks down in concord new hampshire where i leave it with a dealer and i rent the car and go on my merry way and i call the dealer and find out what happened one of my car and he said it's a bad distributor so on the advice of my mechanic i let him give me a replacement distributor and i drive it up to concord new hampshire and have the deal or put it in and all the way back from concord new hampshire just does not feel right feels like it wants to stall and i bring it back to my mechanic and he takes it out and reinstalled calls and it seems okay for a week or so after which it starts stalling again and i bring it back to him and he puts in. You guessed distributor number three. Where's where's he buying these distributors from a distributor distributor right. They call them remanufactured right yeah. He's it ain't rocket science but evidently it is so i can tell you a similar tale of wole ol- slash intrigue that happened to us recently with distributors distributor and i forget that the car was a geel some kind and we diagnosed as being a bad distributor. We put a new one in customer takes car and two days later. Thank god we were closing the weekend. She was really ticked on saturday didn't get back to the money on the main. Money wanted sees back there and the distributor head head conked out but of course when we installed at the car wouldn't run. We put the new distributor and boom starts right up. We drive the car on the block. A few times i mean what do you want to go good enough test drive and supposed to drive it to maine and eubanks and and and to make a long story short we ended up putting three distributors in her car and it may not be over and so the lesson here is that rebuilt distributors aren't so hot sometimes right yeah and i think what happens is the remanufactured who do a whole run of distributed those. They're not doing one at a time. They'll assembled. Well you know a five hundred used once in a pile and they say okay today's wednesday. It's it's distributes nissan distributor day all you boys and girls going to build the nissan distributed never done this before while you're gonna learn now you know so they buy a whole bunch of pickups and modules and all that from a from a supplier they may all all have been bad because they probably shopping around for the cheap stuff and so they rebuilt a whole bunch of them with the same faulty parts in that explains i think why why the distributor distributor had all the all of them on the shelf but they were all done wrong with the same batch of faulty parts like it and that's that's why they're all failing and the oak and they when they send them back to so okay because they know what happens so i would bite the bullet eighty baby by the new one edward edward excellent good luck well. Thank you very much seal later by one eight eight eight car talk. That's eight two seven eight two five five low. You're ron carter talk. This is alison calling from los angeles. Hi allison high sunday l. y. A. l. s. o. n. Just one l. yeah. I got one l. So what's going on. <hes> okay so this is what's going on. When i slow down or step on my breaks of my car there's a strange grinding noise and i've had the brakes fixed several times and the grinding doesn't seem to go away now. I have ninety five buick century <unk> wagon you do yes. It's a wonderful car while it's not good century wagon carried away in los angeles. You didn't so you didn't buy this car. She did it was it was a gift gift from grandma father actually father just as bad he went out and bought a miata this dog it was either a sedan or or the wagon and i said i'll take that wagon. Did you really again. I like to have a lot of room really ship stuff. That's good. That's very good. You don't raise alpacas or anything no no not to my knowledge ships ship thing. I'm always moving things around. She got a part time job with fedex. Ah step on the break and you hear. It actually doesn't really make a sound. I can just feel it grinding underneath. He really yeah when when you say you had the brakes fixed. What does that well. I'm not exactly sure exactly what they did. What the noise was there before. They did the brake job. Yes yes the noise was there before and it's still there and it was squeaking before you know like when the brakes are going you don't right so they replaced the brake linings. Maybe on all four wheels but but you feel in the steering wheel i yeah i've kinda feel it underneath my seat. I mean when i'm sitting there. I can feel grinding. Can you feel it in the gas pedal. Yes can you feel it on agno in the left foot which is sitting on the floor year if you feel it when you're driving along you don't have your foot on. The brake probably isn't the breaks. What you have is a vibration hub vibration. I believe vibration from the exhaust. I like get from a heat shield in front of the catalytic converter and are in the vicinity of the calendar convert and that's why you feel it in your family shaking and you feel it in your feet right below and you will feel it because it's vibrating very close to the floor of the car and it'll sound like good and you can't hear it sh- she here's your kid here but if i could hear it it would it would sound like that mission to treat. The caller is hostile. Your go ahead sounds awesome so now you can't hear it. Maybe you can hear only because my brother suggested did you can hear it because just a moment ago. You said you can't hear you're out of order. Power of suggestion was so so strong and reproduction of the noise remind reminded you now. I'm not even in my car yeah yeah. It's not has nothing to do with the brakes. Okay take it to your local gas station to do because i mean some what's good about this. As you control this up on the lift i have someone crawled anita and whatever is vibrating. We'll be vibrating and you can do a little test. You can sit there with the thing in park mark you can rev the engine up a little bit and then release the gas and rubber up a little higher released the gas and keep doing that to find the point at which you can make it make the noyce choice and so then you can take to your gas station say look here's the noise you can bring the engine rpm up to that point that will and you'll say to them fix stat and say we removed each one of those one of those grease monkeys will just crawl underneath and say okay here it is he'll wack. Something and it'll be fixed. That's a simple. Isn't it eight hundred bucks alison. Thank you so much. Good luck and good luck in l._a. Thank you are you. Are you trying to be a star. No actually i'm one of the few who's not trying to be a star for you are a history major art history. I wasn't yes i as a matter of fact that was a major in art history. Come on just a yes isn't everybody was. I think maybe the ninety five century wagon this game talk. Thank you bye bye bye. One eight eight car talk or one eight two two seven eight two five five hello. You're we're on car. Talk hi. This is mary from georgia. What's shakin. I need some marital. Counseling here on a car. Problem was right. Get off the phone. Were right so i. I know that y'all are gonna take my side on this okay. My husband goes to the gas station and we're all in the car and it gets out of the car and in order to keep the air conditioning running he pumps the gas while the car is running now on that little owning at the gas station. There's only two directions it says no smoking off and i told him to turn the engine off and he said why i said because it says i'm owning wanting to turn the engine off and he says what have you ever heard of anybody blowing up about while they're pumping gas in the car and i said no because everybody else turns the engine. That doesn't turn the engine. He says he's trying to keep us comfortable in the car with the air conditioning but he and he would abide by what you guys say. I mean wow everything's buried here. You know first of all this is just another example of the whole country free having a blatant disregard for rules and laws. That's just another example of that. Well enough said enough said secondly. I love the way he turned around and said he's he. He knows he's violating law. He's doing for the comfort of his wife and family and you should stop complaining about it and my god. Why should you complain what i'm doing this for you because he's hot. He's out of the car. He can run when the car blows up in the car car could never run that fast never yeah well. He might run that fast if his butler on so i i think i i think it's nice of him to due to want you to be comfortable but if you tell them that you'd rather not blow up then be comfortable then he should accede to that request. I think doc great and are you right well. Of course you're right could should turn off the engine because you're absolutely right. The reason that gas stations don't blow up is because everyone else else now. He also made me promise to tell you that. I let my fourteen year old son pump gas into my car because i don't want my hands is to smell like gas and he says that also illegal is that true to a fourteen year old pump gas smoking now that he's all right yeah no. I don't think that's illegal. In fact. I let my eleven year old daughter pump gas right up everyone's car don't forget rockets boy oy husband to shape up and but thank him try not to make into a fight you know i'm sure you won't because you have that that's right beat little little him any more than you have to. I want and if you can shed some light on that not asking direction thing. No you can't secret entire a cd on that subject fraternity even if you know the handshake and you're all set him hairy bye bye in fact all right tommy. I'm not gonna ask you remember last week's puzzle that i'm going to ask you a much easier question yeah compare and contrast the economic policies of king george the third and king louis the fifteenth paying special attention to physiology crecy as a reaction to seventeenth century mercantilism. Does it have to be in pen a pencil that worked hard. We'll be back in a minute socks. You stars in your sand in our building building. Oh <hes> wants com room air the anthrax while and even though beethoven rolls over and tells tchaykovsky the bad news whenever he is saying this is n._p._r. Support with car talk podcast and the following message come from better help. Better help offers licensed professional counselors who specialize in issues such as depression stress anxiety and more connect with your professional counselor in a safe and private online environment at your convenience. Get help with your own time and your own pace scheduled secure video of phone sessions plus chatting techs x with your therapist visit better dot com slash car talk to learn more and get ten percent off your first month. It has already been unavoidable summer in politics between the twenty twenty debates and the president's battle over immigration. There's a lot going on and win. There's news. You need to know about the n._p._r. Politics podcast is they arctic. Tell you what happened not to mention. We're hitting the road so you can meet all of the twenty twenty. Contenders appeal is going to drive me crazy the n._p._r. Politics podcast subscribe bob hi rebecca car talk with us clicking the tapper brothers and we talk about cars of course car repair of course horse and abbreviation. This little memo comes from j. p. morgan hey that's a good name. J. p. morgan actually this. This letter came via the internet <hes> for some time now. I've noticed how much tom and rain love to use abbreviations just this last week there was h. A. which stood for i remember this anti hop additive to the hopping and w b._b._b. Remember that one wicked bad blow by as a courtesy to car talk assemble assembled a list of politically correct abbreviations that you may be able to use in the future nasdaq n._a._s._d._a._q. Well it can be used in a critique concerning assuming the right of a card stands for nearly as smooth and definitely as quiet it is almost always used in conjunction with another car that has a dow d. o. w. rating eating deserving our worship some cars of course leave us in a i r s incredibly relaxed state while others are a n._p._r. Near perfect ride glitz officer some thought that the new our what's the new top of the line four by fours said to be c._b._s. Climb breathtaking summits notice how these all n._p._r. C._b._s. next one's a._b._c. Luxury cars get an a._b._c. always by class or comfort rating and tommy sixty three dodge is a perfect example sample of the w._b. You are you guess that one. W. won't budge on what budge ask. What a beautiful use of rust anyway. Let's talk to us. Czar number is eight eight eight car talk. That's one eight eight eight two two seven eight two five five a lawyer on car talk guys. This is nigel from chula vista california nigel chula vista at least what is chula vista mean no well. The scenery chu is is it means pretty pretty views pretty hard. I thought it meant eat the scenery to joe could do uh-huh good whereas chula vista you guys would drive to san diego and ten left really yeah. That's all it's about five miles from mexico so what's up nigel mercedes one ninety which just snuck in under the <hes> california's smoke tests yeah. How old is it. It's it's eighty eight okay so you just barely passed the tests. It failed. I my mechanic. Wave these said okay. I'm going to do something if it failed again. Leading new catalytic converter well a mercedes catalytic converter this thing like two thousand books even aftermarket while he's nine hundred it's <hes> complicate the fish or three counts duprey counts and a main cats had already changed the main count down to these tired and mufleh who's very close to the boarder and go hundred dollars and he's making them out back away. Nobody wants to asking no tire muffler and brain surgery continue. Okay well what i was wondering. Can i put these <hes> converters in series just to make it a bit more efficient. Wha-wha-what does anyone know oh eddie. Only one singer books hundred bucks you know why because they're midas mufflers which he fills with cotton candy box would be i mean who the answer is who knows okay and i mean it's it's again again. One of these things that so cheap you gotta try it and look y'all. All benefit passes the test. What does it matter legal spending two thousand bucks. It's not as though you're trying to be a sleazeball. Oh i'm just wondering if there's other back pressure problems or anything like that brescia brescia front press <music> own four cylinder engine in this thing i hate to to recommend that you monkey around with any of the stuff <hes> for a lot of different reasons <hes> not the least of which is. It's a federal offense but we didn't hear anything okay. It's not a federal offence to save money and if you find a way that works the feds and no one else cares what's underneath the car o i mean it's a quote from oliver. Wendell holmes home gerbils under the eating up the hydrocarbons wouldn't matter that would be fun. I mean i i would have to agree with tommy in that sense it. If it really passes all the all the state tests then it probably shouldn't matter to anyone least of all the warden in the federal penitentiary and we'll we'll eddie install them for you to install the last one i suspect eddie's installing used converters and and so you all wait a minute whoa no no. It was nice shine. You get a lifetime warranty to if the car is otherwise fine and your tonight for the foreseeable future. I would spend the nine hundred bucks. Get the aftermarket one okay. You do what you think is best for. You understand that we can't recommend anything. That might be illegal. I undertake the size of the you should try it. See you later one eight car talk. That's one eight eight eight two two seven eight two five five hello. You're on car talk nancy nancy all church virginia. She's like deja food. We speak to you recently. No no we spoke to someone else from falls church who had the same toner voice so sounds like may fifth grade teacher something something wrong. I have a problem. You knew that had a problem with oh yeah. This is actually a relationship problem. I have a serious boyfriend and we're going to do something extremely serious. Tell us about that. No no no this is important. We're going to do the most serious thing you can do together. We're yeah you don't tell us about that and he has a family show oh well. You're going to buy a car together. Oh that is that is rather rather bonding and what we wanna do is buy a fun car. Wait a minute. How long has this relationship and going on. Oh actually actually i've known him for probably fifteen years but i'd say relationship probably a year and a half or so right. You're in a half yeah. Uh-huh wh- what took you so long known fifteen years took him more use along. We have these intervening marriages. <hes> you see these things happen does happen so we have to wait for him to dump his wife and it's a way to dump your husband and now you know like that. It just don't tawdry twist on. They probably didn't even see each other for the last ten years while they were battling respect ex-spouses well i bumped into. We just hope i'm biting my tongue as yeah all right. Let me tell you what the deal all right so. You're half ago you re-met in rian. No we don't need to now. The problem is i'm the car person i like. One of the best experiences of my life was waking up at watkins glen hearing the sound of car engines racing. It was wonderful but this guy the first time he ever put antifreeze in a car was three weeks ago on a trip and he put it in the windshield washer. I have i tell them where to put it. I mean it was really. I mean it's small. I mean smart about it. He always has leased cars and but he went like a month ago. His lease was up in three weeks. He goes to take his car into get it service. They tell him that needs to new tires. He buys the tires turning it in three weeks and he buys the tires hires so he thinks we're going to have this fun car and his ideas that i because i'm the car person i will just give him instructions and he will take care of getting it serviced. Okay okay so you can't trust him. No nerd a nerd no no. He's wonderful. He's just artist artist. What does he do. He's well. He has an ad agencies agencies that he and he's he well. I don't i don't have to tell you all the rest of this community and find out about anyway <music> anyhow so we got a budget for the car we figure ten to twelve thousand should be a convertible now. His picture is that we'll have this old british racing green green m._g. Triumph x._j._s. that kind of and i would be real happy knowing that the burden of the the car servicing is going to going to fall on me for it to be like could v._w. Cabriolet and we've also talked about like an old mustang miata and when i go crazy i think maybe a porsche targa. Why found one we watched the seat. I found one. I found one but unfortunately about an old porsche <hes> is that it's gonna cost you a fortune to keep it running and i realized that was like a dream. So what i really want is something that is got some style and you know what the budget is and you know what the situation is. I don't wanna be spending my life like training him to talk octa mechanics fun <hes> we wanna convertible it has to be a convertible has to be a convertible. It's not like your basic transportation. In-car sunroof won't do it has to be. It's got to be a convertible. I understand the c._i._a. Understand you can get the oldest miata okay twelve twelve thousand bucks and that that would be. He says the trunk is too small tough. What's he going to carry in it. That's what i said yeah. The trunk is small. It doesn't doesn't exist. Yes and there's no back seat whatsoever but you can buy a little luggage rack and now can you could put a four by each employ home depot special cantilevered construction direction but i mean that would be that would be your first choice would certainly be my first choice as far as fun goes and dan in terms of reliability okay and there are lots of other choices the v._w. Cabriolet is cute but ain't no miata now and it's like it's a girl car. It's not like a guy fund car and i've never liked mustangs no matter what this guy's like really he's more a british racing green kind of you know he's dreaming yours. What is yours. That's it if he's going for. The british racing green then miata is the only one that fits that unless you wanna be a real screwball and go out and buy yourself an m._g. You could certainly get an m._g. For twelve thousand bucks that's what he really wants. You could buy one for six thousand and then get up finding mckinney. Give them a six thousand. I know what i'm afraid of. We'll have to see it comes with a sidecar for the mechanic. He sits beside com. Whenever you want to go out and he fixes is it when it breaks down that you would be crazy to do that especially with your boyfriend who is a little on the flaky side yeah yeah well anyway. Good luck with your car and more importantly good luck with your sword relations relationship. Thank you say when those motel by much worse the c._n._n. By calling that was there was a perfectly legitimate wonderful happy relationship. There was something fishy about it. I i think the fact that they are deciding to go together and buy a car is a wonderful full warm if you wouldn't tell us his name here this is something <hes> there's something amiss. The divorcements versus may not be final. They may be going to coordinate aid car talk. That's one eight eight eight two two seven eight two five five lawyer car talk hi there. This is john from saint louis missouri what's happening. Hey i've got a problem with my ninety four subaru. I let's see <hes> yeah. I was driving down into the hot summer day. Just about a month ago and the air conditioner went out. I pulled up in a driveway awful awful how that always happens on a hot day and it was raining in the winter. I know i put it in park and then you know how you step on the you have to step on the break so that you can get into gear again yeah nothing. I couldn't get it into gear so my <hes> so my air conditioner was out. I check the fuses not their whatnot. They're the solutions and out there all the solution. I couldn't find a blown fuse so i thought i turn to the to the geniuses of car talk. So so how do you get it. Would you stuck in the side of the road. Well no actually <hes> after consulting the manual. There's like a little little cover and you'll you'll lifted off you. Take an that's right and you stick a screwdriver screwdriver in there and then you can shift kind of beverly hillbillies but it works so so at this point you've not been able to get it out of gear by the conventional means that is stepping on the break no absolutely not okay and you believe that all of these things are related to each other at happened all at the same time and the horn doesn't work if i didn't mention the horn the a._c. and and and that thing why i would be tempted to believe they will all related to yeah when you say the solution was not in in the fusebox hano that i looked on the cover for the ones that had the related systems yeah pulled them out looked at them and they weren't blown oh wrong but you didn't try to substitute a known good fuse from the few spares that they gave you know no i didn't i would do that. I would do that because i can't always tell by. I look i would have guessed that everything going on at the same time. He's got to be a fuse or a fusible link. There are there are some fuses that are in line with the wire and one of those may be blown in fact in that fusebox under the hood. I believe there are some looks like some wires that jump from one contact to another and it may be one of those that's blown okay so you go around without you could continue to start the thing with the screwdriver but you need a horn don't you i well yeah and my fear is the horn is right next into the air bag there so i'm wondering if that's affected all of the if you think the airbag isn't working oh i have no idea here's how here's how you find out getting the car. You're bringing up to about forty miles an hour and look for good substantial tree and i bet you the start working after but but check the fuses again. You can't come up with a dead one of the way we do. It is with a test light. You know you can go to your automobile parts store and buy a little test light for a few bucks and you can hook one lead to ground and with the point that enter the tesla you can go and check both sides of each fused from back right right and if both sides one sidelights up and the other doesn't that fuses a dud but if both sides laid up then you know you have continuity in the future and you can move onto the next one and if that doesn't work you can try to check those fusible links already freddie see you john okay. Thanks bye okay. I've had enough. I think we should take a break if you've had enough then you know that both demolished has bailed out. They'll be back in just a minute shafiq fifty million people it just be coming down. I can't it feels like it's doc it and even though honeymooners fling their radios on agra falls whenever they hear us said this is n._p._r. Hey it's mighty gain. A wholesome host of n._p._r.'s. Let you know u._s._a. 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If you'd like to call us the numbers one eight car talk that's eight eight eight two so seven seven seven eight to five five five lawyer encarta high uh ah heather from connecticut who you gilbert y- gilford at guilford connecticut on the shoreline what's up <hes> my family's out of town my my brother sister-in-law who live in one house and you want to throw a party right well see my brother has a early model toyota supra and so while they're away we have this golden amazing opportunity to do some impractical jokers and we wanted to take you know strip his car and put it up on blocks and <hes> i thought maybe it would cause some rusty. There was some damage the actual crime. We don't really want to damage the car. <hes> my husband says we should go for it. So you wanna put it up on blocks and make it look like someone stole stole the wheels. Well stole the wheels yeah and then we'll roll the windows down so the first glance would be that there's no glass and <hes> probably put crime scene do not up trust hates around their house. Oh so you're you're going to go to your brother's house with a super is while you're there you might as well saran. Wrap is toilet the personal laws pregnant. I can't go to the bathroom like four times in our i see that's just that would be cruel and unusual punishment works so i can't short sheet the bed so that doesn't that doesn't work. We tried it on my sister. Even uh-huh about we would take all of the power cables from the back of their computer so all they do is turn it on but there would be no nothing nothing else well heather. I first of all. I can't tell you how thrilled i am that we're getting a call from a woman about practical jokes because this is well this as everyone knows is what guys do all all the time you can take one route which is to be blatant about it. He comes home. He sees the carpenter blocks. This is the crime scene tape and all that i generally we prefer to the more subtle more subtle approach where things happen. He said what the so he would be completely caught off guard art. You don't think they should burn the house down the house. I couldn't do that. You could no no but see i like. I like that idea. Yeah i mean for example like the little holes in the phone through which year you'd take clearer poxy cement and cement those nice things up you can drive somebody on the phone constantly with all her sisters too so i mean in all all that costs you is a telephone women. How how pregnant is she five months all on we got time to fix every so i mean i like that one. I like the poxy on the earpiece of the phone with my parents to we'll be going especially if they're going a little definitely telling my dad that he is so now when you talk to move your lips and don't make any sounds but so this this death breath i like the combination of things that the crime scene thing is is wonderful so i mean you're going to put the thing on on blocks and who's going to do this. My husband and i saw your husband has a jack yeah. We have a hydraulic jack x. Loot okay either. You could make it somehow looked like it had caught fire all know that well. There's one way we know actual fire way so it's not he does eventually need to drive to work. I yeah yo here's what you do you go to the junkyard and some of the larger junkyards insure. You have one kid crusher okay now. If you're lucky you can find a toyota supra. That's the same color that's been crushed in. You have them deliver. Deliver that thing and just leave it right in the yard where he and you go and hide his car. Oh wow this is good. What did like played on it then. If you want you can set that car on fire fires illegal in mo- you know to our swells only they're only illegal if they catch yeah but but that's when possible or you could just go to the junkyard and get a bunch of old seats steering wheels and just make a trail of that stuff say. I don't know some kids came in vandalized. You kara who gone we warn here. We tried to come every day to look after the house and feed the cat and all that and we came. We didn't come for two days as look what happened and then if you have plenty of time when you can do other things i go through his sock drawer for example and you can you can mismatch all the socks you know if he has the socks rolled up today. You can do that itching powder in his underwear. I mean the kinds of things that you can do given enough time well we. They are are in europe right now so we have you have time that we could do this. What are you waiting for girl. Get off the phone and get busy. My husband's a schoolteacher so he's got the summer craft to well. You guys you guys are kind of folks. Call us back <laughter>. We could be there in an hour and a half but if we do decide to put up on blocks seriously. You don't think it's going to damage no of course not going to damage damage anything could happen is and make you can get a new car. Whatever you do have fun and keep us informed. We'd like to know what you do and what his reaction that we're gonna have someone in the one of us probably in the bushes when they 'cause. We're bringing them up from the airport courses like a video camera. I love it. I love you guys. I had never gonna be on your bedside. Seal it. I wouldn't even wanna be brother. I'm mad about his wife. I gotta tell you know she'll be fine. There will be a test for her out. This is great that a good thing that women don't do practical jokes. Yes much as men because they because she sounds like really determined man. Yeah we may be unleashing a monster here by suggesting that women engaging it more. We don't know what we're doing. We've accused of that before car talk. That's eight eight eight two to seventy two five five a lawyer on car talk. This is mark from mexico new hampshire hi mark. How are you exeter that mark with an iron. Yes sir and it see at the end with c. Yes are you a teacher at exeter exeter academy. No i'm closer. I'm a school bus driver here in town excellent even better well. I have a bit of a problem not really mckee mechanical panicle but mechanic problem that i want to call you about now. I've got a lot of problems. The first one was that i'm upgrading from my very reliable nineteen nineteen seventy-two pontiac hormones and i decided to go with an eighteen eighty six peugeot five oh five turbo. If you didn't tell me you're from new hampshire known it make it worse. I used to live right down on the road in somerville so i just moved up now the u. out <hes> the only other two people in the entire planet that i know who dr his peugeot's our new hampshire and both related to be of course well listen. Here's my problem yeah. I got this car from a neighbor for for one hundred dollars. Okay well wasn't going to be nine hundred until he took it into the shop to replace the camshaft and found out there was a crack cylinder head yeah so he said clouds going to cost so much to fix it. I don't feel right charging for it here. I'll keep the first hundred bucks you take care of. The repair bills said okay. That's not too bad yeah now. The problem don't miss. This car has been at the mechanics now for three months six weeks. Okay now the first three weeks. I kept walking in once a week and said it is the party and yet partying yet and he said well i have trouble finding it and then he found one and it was no good and so we had to find another one and i i said well listen. I know you have lots of other things to do. Would you mind because i don't wanna step on his toes. If i if i look for one so he said no that's okay so why spend about three hours on the phone which i know he doesn't have time for and i- located a couple parts ranging from a new one from direct from peugeot for a lot of money to rebuild one one from florida somewhere for a reasonable amount of money. What are we looking for anyway. It's a it's a new cylinder head. Oh okay so so i went into him three weeks ago. With my little list of three contacts i had this is not bode well and he still can't quite get the part hardy and so i wanna know what a kind of a graceful way without getting him to mad at me to ask him to go ahead and get this part because i know i if you get three days. Has he taken power already. He has into make it worse. I've already given him a lot of money o. Onnor the absolute worst thing about this okay. I made the biggest mistake of possibly make to mechanic. I told hold him. I'm not gonna rush yeah and because i don't have my other car on the road while suffice to say marc with a c that you have violated all i mean first of all rule number one never ever ever by peugeot rule number. Two obviously is never pay upfront well. I haven't i haven't i just i put enough down to cover the cost of the part that i know i need to get anyway. Get it he didn't he didn't get it because he spent bent that money on something else. He has no incentive at this point to finish the job because he's already been paid for. I think about not all of it. What's the hardest part of any job <hes> putting it back together and getting it to work right. What's the easy part taking it apart and throwing all the pieces in a cardboard box so you've given him the lion's share of the cash during the easiest part of the jaw. He wants jobs like that every day. You can get enough for those jobs. He would never finish right which is why contractors. Don't get me august behave exactly the way they because people give the money to start the job but they don't finish it so the water over the bridges as we said right so i'm stuck now. I'm stuck stuck out the money. I think you buy the cylinder head. <hes> you just do it and you bring the thing in okay. You say look at guber. I can't wait forever to get the cylinder head a complete moron or what i mean. This is the number this. I get it in fact i did did the process for you. Here's the cylinder head. I'll be back tomorrow night to pick up my car. You have to see this is exactly i don't. I don't want to bring my brother and his contract work at his house. I mean i i was gonna say. This is exactly what happened to me. When the contract stopped showing up at my house i mean i had given him money and he had promised to do a certain amount of work and he just like showed up a couple of hours a week and during which time my house is in a complete mass masks and so like you. I start doing things for him. I'm going to show him how to do his job. No way he'll never came out. I'm gone. I will tell you from my vast experience of twenty five years of fixing cars every customer that pays in advance everyone everyone gets the worst service from me and it human nature because there's no incentive the only reason i finish a job is to get as they get paid. I i paid money for somebody who has put an thrown exhaust system on my car so i go out and i spent two hundred bucks for all the pieces and then at the end of the day the guy pays me for the law all system does he not exactly and i would never collect at seven fifty if i didn't finish the job if the guy came in and said here's seven fifty all water water under the bridge and we're gonna do now the guy's you had us money you gotta get mean you gotta kick some car you gotta go in there and kick some but you wanna be getting mean-meanwhile lean mean and get himself on the wrong side of goober yeah because google has no integrity and you shouldn't have given a visor guber you go into your checking technical and you buy the cylinder head trouble is he can't go by the silla head now mark can't because he can't pay for it between a rock and a hard thing. The bottom line is getting the car running. The most expeditious way to affect that is the by the cylinder head okay and you got to tell them that that's what you're going to do because he's hopeless. Okay okay and you got to appeal to a sense of dignity and honour which we know. He has. We his off but maybe you can. He can summon up a little bit for this job and tell them what a gorie they mark. I wish you the best okay well. Let's feel better if anything else. He made me feel better about the whole the thing about better about myself. Don't have okay. You got the right disposition for at mark. Okay good for you. Good luck man very much now. That guy told them don't be in a hurry that guy. You can have coffee with marks great knock. It's unfortunate. I'm gonna go look for marcus axiomatic that the nicest people could advantage oh exactly because the guber said to him g._m. Gonna need some money up front and mark being the sweet guy. He said he was a sweet guy. How much do you need right and he gave it to him. He said it was a sweet guy because he bought a peugeot. I mean you mean person by so. He's a nice guy. He has taken advantage of and i think it is unconscionable of the mechanic at guber hasn't fixed his car. I noticed how you empathize with a mechanic right away. You knew moron he was. I didn't die but you what what's connected connected yeah well. I know i mean i just know it's human nature yeah. He's ordering paid for the job. Why should he do it soon. As i heard those numbers five oh five terabytes boy oh you knew as well. It's happened again. You've blown off another perfectly. Good our oldest thing to car talk. Our steamed producer is doug. 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