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Best podcasts about alex shapiro

Latest podcast episodes about alex shapiro

The Irish Bears Show
Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview Show with Under Centre Podcast

The Irish Bears Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 94:13


Welcome Back to another Episode of The Irish Bears Show. We are Delighted to be joined by NBC Sports Chicago's Kenneth Davis & Alex Shapiro. We will also be joined by Brendan Sugrue from Bear Down Report to Recap the Bears & Packers and to Preview the Bears v Bucs Game Topics: - Bears v Packers Reactions and Reviews - The Offense Under Justin Fields - Can the Offense Improve & Be Productive?? - Bears Defensive Performances this season - Where Does the Problem Lie for this Team? - Looking at 2021 vs Future for this Franchise - Potential Trade Candidates - RB Depth with Herbert Performance - Sean Desai after 6 Games - Tampa Bay Preview - Keys to the Game - 3 Things We Want to See - Bold Predictions & Score Predictions #Bears #JustinFields #Brady #ChicagovTampaBay #BearsvBucs @Irish Bears Show

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Packers Postgame recap: Aaron Rodgers "I still own you"

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:10


Ol' Aaron Charles Rodgers is still the bane of every Chicago Bears fan existence once again after beating the good guys 24-14 at Soldier Field. But the good news is Justin Fields is still learning and growing and we will have our day A ARON! I SWEAR ON IT WITH MY LIFE! (Not really) In the meantime though, we have a breakdown to get to. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss every angle of the matchup including the play of Justin Fields, the Bears defense not being able to stop the run in the second half, Khalil Herbert breaking out, and a lot more. Your days are numbered, Rodgers!(5:30) - The Under Center Podcast reaches 3 MILLION DOWNLOADS!(7:45) - First impressions of Bears vs Packers(16:50) - Is Justin Fields getting frustrated with the offense?(30:40) - Can Jaylon Johnson be the shutdown corner for the Bears?(39:00) - Bears defense gets smoked on the ground(46:30) - Do the Bears need Allen Robinson?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Raiders Postgame recap: Bears pickup a big win in Las Vegas

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 38:18


Justin Fields and the Bears defense put on a show in Las Vegas as they win big 20-9 on the road and man it feels good. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel break down the big win and all the angles. The crew discusses the growth in Justin Fields, how good can the Bears defense get, the improvement in coaching and heading into Packers week, what should fans look forward to this week.(2:00) - Victory Monday for the Bears(10:00) - Breaking down Justin Fields' play(20:40) - Justin is learning after every game(29:00) - Is Matthew Nagy getting better as a coach by stepping back?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Raiders preview: Justin Fields era begins..For Real

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:41


Matthew Nagy, (and yes he will be known on this feed as Matthew Nagy going forward) announced FINALLY that Justin Fields will be the Bears' starter from hence and forevermore. So the Fields Era actually begins now. No Siafa Lewis this week so Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro preview Bears v Raiders as they discuss what they expect from Justin Fields, will the Bears defense be able to take advantage of Derek Carr like Joey Bosa and the Chargers did last week, Bill Lazor's comments on Justin Fields, and a lot more!(3:45) - Justin Fields is named the starter FOREVER!(13:15) - How will Justin Fields fair against the Raiders defense?(22:40) - Will Bill Lazor open up the offense more for Fields?(33:00) - Bears trade for Jakeem Grant as they move Khalil Herbert to backup running back(43:00) - Predictions for Bears vs RaidersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Lions Postgame recap: Everything runs through Matt Nagy

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 52:44


Bear down Chicago Bears, something something something VICTORY!! Yes, the Bears take down the division rival Lions 24-14 and Justin Fields looks like the future. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill break down the win and all the angles. Including, the Bears defense being literal monsters vs Jared Goff, the Bears leaning more heavily on their best offensive player David Montgomery, and Bill Lazor's play-calling abilities, under the watchful eye, ears, nose, and mouth of head coach Matthew Nagy, which everything must run through.(1:50) - The Bears offense looked like a completely different unit from the first series(10:00) - Bill Lazor protected his rookie QB with his play calling(30:30) - Will the Bears be more competitive with Bill Lazor as the play caller?(39:10) - Sean Desai and the Bears' defense is improving every week. (But everything runs through Matt Nagy so it's really due to him)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Browns Postgame recap: Matt Nagy botches Justin Fields' NFL debut

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 56:12


I don't think you need much of a description about what was said in this podcast. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss Matt Nagy's offense, his game planning, his strategy, his half time adjustments, his development skills, his play calling, his decision making OR lack thereof on all of these. If you are a real Bears fan, this is the podcast you need to listen to, to help exorcise all the bad juju from that game. SMH(2:35) - This was one of the most disappointing games in Matt Nagy's tenure(17:10) - Who helped Justin Field at all?(32:00) - Matt Nagy needs a come to Jesus moment about himself and his play calling(45:00) - What will Justin Fields look like against the Lions and will Andy Dalton be the starter when he's healthy?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Bengals Postgame recap: Let the Justin Fields era BEGIN!

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 59:55


The Bears get their first win of the season led by star rookie QB Justin Fields after Andy Dalton goes down with an apparent knee injury. It didn't come without hiccups but Fields made the right plays to get the W and we break it all down. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro break down the breakout win and how the defense straight up DOMINATED! Get all your analysis and fun right here on the Under Center Podcast.*Don't forget to subscribe and follow the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube page to watch the podcast 3 times a week by clicking HERE! (2:00) - Bengals almost comeback but the Bears hold them off for the win(12:20) - Bears defense simply dominated the whole game(21:40) - Is it time for Justin Fields to take the reigns(38:20) - Bears defensive back group plays a lot better in week 2(50:00) What should be the Bears strategy for the QBs moving forwardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Rams Postgame recap: Was there anything good about that game?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 54:58


Fam! What the hell was that!? Bears lose the season opener to the LA Rams on Sunday Night Football 34-14. We know you're frustrated so we got you covered. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel break down the good, the bad, and the ugly about yesterday's game. Let's all hope they are better next week.(3:00) - Why can't anybody tackle on the Bears?(13:00) - Bears' offense can't convert on 4th down. Like EVER(25:00) - Bears are already down to their 4th left tackle. IT'S ONLY BEEN 1 GAME!(35:00) - Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy believed this is a playoff team, is it still true?(44:00) - Should the Bears just start the rebuild and start Justin Fields?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Steve Rosenbloom on 670 The Score
Grote: Bears-Rams preview, Alex Shapiro interview (Hour 1)

Steve Rosenbloom on 670 The Score

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 43:16


Orchestrating a solo Saturday Suckage show this week, Mark Grote spent most of his lone hour previewing the Bears-Rams game Sunday night. He also welcomed on Alex Shapiro of NBC Sports Chicago to break down the matchup and to discuss the Bears' outlook this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Under Center Podcast
Bears make initial cuts to the roster as they prepare for the LA Rams

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 36:25


It's football time! No more training camp. No more preseason. The real deal is about to get going and the Under Center podcast has got you covered. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel discuss the initial roster cuts by the Bears, Ryan Pace speaking to the media about the team and his thoughts on the upcoming season, how will Danny Trevathan be used and a couple of exciting announcements for the podcast for this season.(2:00) - Breaking down Bears roster cuts(11:00) - Podcasts announcements(14:00) - Did the Bears have full knowledge of Teven Jenkins' back injury?(20:49) - What happened with Tarik Cohen?(27:00) - How is Ryan Pace as a talent evaluator?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Justin Fields shines in his first start in preseason, is he ready?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 40:20


The practice games are over and it's time to get ready for the real deal and boy did Justin Fields look like the real deal in the final preseason game. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the final preseason game against the Tennesse Titans and the play of rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Also, the crew talks about the play of the defense and if Danny Trevathan can play well, did the Bears look regular-season ready, and a lot more.(2:41) - Feelings after watching Justin Fields start in his first game(9:30) - Breaking down the backup pass rushers that can impact the defense(19:20) - Analyzing the preseason for the Bears(32:20) - Should Justin Fields start week 1See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
What we want to see from Justin Fields in preseason start

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 60:41


Bears QB Justin Fields will get his first start of his career against the Tennesse Titans in the final preseason game of the year. How will he do? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro share what they hope to see in his first preseason start. Later in the pod, the crew discusses who should make the final 53-man roster and why, and also some programming changes coming to the pod that you, the fan should get involved with.(3:00) - First impressions of Justin Fields getting named the starter in the final preseason game(11:00) - What do fans need to see from Justin Fields in his first start?(20:20) -Which Bears should make the final 53-man roster(40:40) - Updates from Matt Nagy's press conferences(55:45) - Should the podcast review of the day stay or go?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears flop vs Mitch Trubisky and the Bills, should fans be concerned?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 56:03


The Bears are in a concerning position after losing big to the Buffalo Bills and former QB Mitch Trubisky. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the loss and what they think may be issues heading into the season. The guys also discuss the play of Mitch Trubisky and if the Bears didn't handle him correctly, if Matt Nagy is giving Justin Fields a fair chance to start week one, and of course the podcast review of the day.(1:00) - Should Bear fans be concerned after being destroyed by the Bills?(12:00) - Should fans trust Matt Nagy?(23:40) - Is Roquan Smith a top 100 player in the league?(31:40) - Should Justin Fields have the chance to start week 1?(46:40) - Jason Peters speaks to the media about joining the Bears(50:50) - Podcast Review of the Day!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears rookie OT Teven Jenkins undergoes back surgery, Justin Fields sits out due to groin

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 57:30


Let's not panic too soon ok Bear fans, it's still early. Teven Jenkins has had successful back surgery, and fans everywhere are wondering is this another top pick by the Bears that will be hampered by injuries? Ken Davis, Adam Hoge, and Alex Shapiro discuss the blow to the Bears offensive line and if there should be worry. The crew also discusses Justin Fields being out with an apparent groin injury, Adam Hoge gives his breakdown of the first preseason game, of course, the podcast review of the day, and A LOT more.(1:50) - How impactful is the injury to Teven Jenkins to the Bears(13:30) - Will Akiem Hicks get the extension he's looking for from the Bears?(30:00) - Hoge's breakdown of Justin Fields and the first preseason game(43:00) - Is Justin Fields forcing Matt Nagy's hand on who should start week 1?(52:38) - Podcast Review of the Day!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Justin Fields puts on a show in the first preseason game of the year

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 40:38


Oh Justin, my Justin, how long must we wait for thee? After a slow start in the first couple of series, Justin Fields shows why fans should be excited for his future by going 14-of-20 passing for 142 yards and a TD for a 106.7 passer rating in a win vs the Miami Dolphins in the first preseason game. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss and break down everything you need to know about the first preseason game including did Fields put pressure on Nagy's starting QB position. The guys also discuss the defense, new defensive coordinator Sean Desai's first time calling the defense, and A LOT more.(1:57) - Breaking down Justin Fields' outing vs the Miami Dolphins(11:20) - Is Fields'play a sign for things to come or just fools gold? Comparing Mitch Trubisky's first outing to Fields(18:30) - Analyzing the coaches. Breaking down the playcalling of Matt Nagy and Sean Desai(26:30) - Did the defense look like the Bears of a few seasons ago?(34:14) - Can 39-year-old Jason Peters help out the Bears' offensive line?(36:10) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears and Dolphins joint practice, Mitch Trubisky on Bears, and Bears Hall of Famers

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 49:23


In a jam-packed episode of the Under center podcast, Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel discuss a litany of topics on the Bears as they prepare for their first preseason game. In the first part of the podcast, Ken and Alex break down what they expect to see in the first game and how the joint practice went with the Dolphins. In the second half, Ken and Eric discuss Mitch Trubisky's comments on the Bears and which Bears is next to join the Hall of Fame.(1:45) - Bears prep vs the Dolphins in a joint practice (8:00) - Bears release their unofficial depth chart(16:20) - Eric Strobel joins the podcast after a power outage(20:00) - Mitch Trubisky discusses his career playing for the Bears(30:00) - Which Bear will be next to join the Hall of Fame(40:40) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Bears sign Alec Ogletree, offensive line is in disarray, and Justin Fields impresses

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 48:17


Traning camp moves on as the Bears get prepared for the regular season. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the latest news on the Bears as they add a veteran linebacker to the group by signing Alec Ogletree, they discuss the injured offensive line as rookie Teven Jenkins and others missed time this week, and ESPN's Louis Riddick is hearing some things about the Bears' rookie QB Justin Fields. At the end of the pod a double portion of the Podcast Review of the Day featuring one of the greatest reviews of all time, and a review that gets a little spicy with one of the hosts.(6:00) - Bears are having some offensive issues with players being out(17:20) - Breaking down the QB competition in camp/ Should Bears reconsider Dalton as the starter?(27:30) - Eddie Goldman is out due to the COVID protocol(34:40) - Has the feel-good of the draft worn off?(42:38) - A double portion of the PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Band Room Podcast
Alex Shapiro Bonus Episode

Band Room Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 19:39


We're on summer break but don't worry, we're leaving you with something to listen to! Throughout the summer we'll be sharing some of our Patreon exclusive bonus episodes. For the first time in a public forum, composer Alex Shapiro shares her unique hobby from the 1980's to the early 1990's. You'll be sssss-sssss-sssshocked!Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/bandroompodHelp support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Storehttp://www.bandroompod.com/storeMusic used in this episodeBRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR HammellPerforming Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind EnsembleDr. Gillian MacKay – ConductorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

Under Center Podcast
Sean Evans from Hot Ones joins the Under Center Podcast

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 30:42


Emmy nominated host of the Hot Ones YouTube show on the First We Feast Youtube channel, Sean Evans joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro on the podcast to discuss his love of his hometown Bears! Sean discusses his Chicago ties and loyalties to the teams, starting the Hot Ones show, discusses the Bears and his expectations this year, and a lot more.(1:20) - Growing up a White Sox fan in a Cubs area(5:00) - Reaction to the Bears drafting Justin Fields(14:00) - Which Bear should be a guest on Hot Ones(20:04) - Pizza Debate: Which town makes the best pizza, Chicago or New York?(26:20) - Worst and Best Bears memoriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
First week of training camp begins, are Bears ready to take the next step?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 70:54


In the words of Thin Lizzy "The Boys are back in town!" Adam Hoge and Alex Shapiro are back with Ken Davis as they get you ready for the upcoming Bears season. The crew dives into what has been going on in closed camp including, how many players are vaccinated and how many are not, Eddie Goldman tells the media why he skipped out on the season and missed early offseason workouts, Justin Fields getting used to the pros, Adam Hoge preseason predictions, a powerful Podcast Review of the Day, and a lot more.Make sure to subscribe to the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube page right HERE to watch this episode when it drops on the channel.(0:30) - Welcome back Adam Hoge and Alex Shapiro!(11:20) - Bears wide reciever room after the Anthony Miller trade(20:00) - Will the Bears have issues this season with players not wanting to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus?(34:40) - The growth of Matt Nagy as a head coach(51:00) - Best hair in the Bears organization, Ryan Pace or Andy Dalton?(53:40) - Aaron Rodgers returns to the PackersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Answering mailbag questions: Will the Bears ever re-sign Allen Robinson?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 52:19


The Mailbag is BACK with a vengeance as Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro answer your hard-hitting Bears questions. The crew dives into Justin Fields being seen with Deshaun Watson working out, who will be the starting Bears center, updates on Eddie Goldman, and the biggest question of the offseason: Will Allen Robinson be a Bear in the long term, as contract extension talks have stalled? All that and the Podcast Review of the day, all the way from Great Britain.(1:00) - Will the Bears and Allen Robinson get a long-term deal done and why isn't A-Rob making it more uncomfortable for the Bears?(19:05) - Is it bad optics for Justin Fields to be working out with Deshaun Watson?(27:20) - Fam, did you see Eddie Goldman?(40:00) - Do Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy have job security for a while?(49:22) - The Podcast review of the Day!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
The 2021-22 NFC North fantasy draft: Who are the best players in the division?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 50:38


To get you prepared for the fantasy football season, the Under Center crew does a live fantasy draft with just the players from the NFC North. Get to know who you should be looking at in the North division as Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill do a Snake-style fantasy draft and try to make the best teams they can using ONLY the players from the NFC North. Prepare for some twists, turns, a big trade, and drafting head coaches? INDULGE!(1:25) - Trading the number 1 pick in the draft!?(9:20) - The first Bear is taken off the board(18:10) - Is Matt LeFleur the best coach in the division?(29:55) - Can Bears pickup Marquise Goodwin be a sleeper this year?(42:22) - Which Under Center host selected the best NFC North fantasy team?(48:22) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Under Center Podcast
Who are the top 5 most interesting Bears of the 2021-22 season?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 38:02


We all know that the QB position is THE story of the Bears this year, but what other players should fans be intrigued by? Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro give you their list of the top 5 most interesting Bears this season and some you will be surprised by. Also, the crew discusses the Podcast Review of the Day coming from a YouTuber.(1:06) - 5th most interesting Bear(9:32) - 4th most interesting Bear(14:50) - 3rd most interesting Bear(23:30) - 2nd most interesting Bear(27:00) - The MOST interesting Bear of ALL TIME*(32:12) - The Podcast Review of the Day*Just this season. And not a quarterback. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

Under Center Podcast
The Ringer's Kaelen Jones, how good is Justin Fields really?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 34:44


All attention is on rookie QB Justin Fields, but how good is he and how good can he be? To help discuss the topic, Kaelen Jones, NFL writer for The Ringer joins Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro as they break down how good Fields can be. The crew also discusses what is going on with the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers, what do the Bears need to do for this season to be successful, and a lot more.(1:00) - Ranking the best rookie QB situations in the NFL. Where do Fields and the Bears land?(10:20) - Why did Justin Fields drop to the Bears? Are the other QBs in his class just that much better?(15:20) - Can Matt Nagy get the most out of Justin Fields?(19:00) - What is going on in Green Bay?(28:50) - What will make a successful Bears season?(32:15) - Podcast Review of the Day!Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

The Irish Bears Show
Allen Robinson Primed for Massive Contract Extension? The Irish Bears Show Ep.29 with Alex Shapiro

The Irish Bears Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 91:04


Welcome Back to The Irish Bears Show, Your One Stop Bears Fan Show! The Show by the fans & for the fans! We are excited to welcome Alex Shapiro from NBC Sports Chicago on the Show! Alex is an excellent writer for NBC Sports and is dialed in on OUR Chicago Bears. Today on the Show, we will be talking about some of the Offensive Weapons that need to step up in 2021 as the Bears transition to an offensive dominant football team. Topics: - The Quaterback Room going into 2021 with Dalton & Fields - What Can Justin Fields Learn from a Veteran Andy Dalton - Are the Bears taking the correct approach with Justin Fields? - Allen Robinson Contract Dilemma. Will the Bears Lock Down their Superstar WR? - Cole Kmet attends TE University with many big named TE's in the NFL. - What are the Expectations going into 2021 for Cole Kmet? - Is the TE Room for the Bears Underrated? - Looking Ahead at the Bears Offense and It's Identity - Concerns heading into The 2021 Season! - What Position Needs to Improve later in the Offseason? - Breakout Candidates in Training Camp & What To Watch For! Make Sure You Are Subscribed to the Podcast on Youtube! You can Listen to the Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Pods, Spotify & Anchor! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Tiktok @IrishBearsShow #Bears #JustinFields #NFL #NFLUK #ChicagoBears #SoldierField #AllenRobinson

Robby Burns + Friends
#35 - It's a Floor Wax. It's a Dessert Topping. Stop! You're Both Right! ...with Alex Shapiro

Robby Burns + Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 108:58


Composer Alex Shapiro joins the show to talk about a little bit of everything!--> getting young students to compose, the importance of composing repertoire for young musicians, writing electro-acoustic music, her curriculum Putting the E in Ensemble, the social implications of modern and future technology, her amazing studio space, and more. Join Patreon for extended conversation about technology and overcoming blocks in the creative process. Support Music Ed Tech Talk Become a Patron! Buy me a coffee Subscribe to the Blog… RSS | Email Newsletter Subscribe to the Podcast in… Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Castro | Spotify | RSS Putting the E in Ensemble Links Curriculum: - https://www.alexshapiro.org/Shapiro-E-ensemble_Syllabus.html Wind Band music: - https://www.alexshapiro.org/ASWindBand.html Show Notes: The Great Hack - Netflix The Social Dilemma - Netflix  Christopher Cicconi appearance on Music Ed Tech Talk Off the Edge - Alex Shapiro Tight Squeeze - Alex Shapiro Rock Music - Alex Shapiro Count to Ten - Alex Shapiro Toothpaste privacy Tweet thread Apple WWDC 2021 My Scale Play-Along Tracks App of the Week:  Robby - Magnet Alex - Two Dots / SpellTower Album of the Week: Robby - Sarah Jarosz - Blue Heron Suite Alex - O Seguinte é Esse / Howling, featuring RY X and Frank Wiedemann: Sacred Ground Tech Tip of the Week: Robby - Try widgets! Alex - Back up your stuff! / Let other people beta test Where to Find Us: Robby - Twitter | Blog | Book Alex - Twitter | Website Please don't forget to rate the show and share it with others! 

Under Center Podcast
The Athletic's Robert Mays on where Justin Fields can take the Bears

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 50:20


Robert Mays, host of The Athletic Football Show podcast, Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel to discuss all things Bears. The crew breaks down Robert's thoughts on the Bears' Arlington Park bid, can new defensive coordinator Sean Desai be as good as Brandon Staley as a defensive mind, the drafting process that Ryan Pace used to draft Trubisky vs Fields, and A LOT more.(2:00) -Losing nostalgia if the Bears move to Arlington Park(11:40) - What is the No. 1 concern for the Bears this season?(23:40) - Can Sean Desai bring the Bears back to the Vic Fangio defense?(28:00) - Why couldn't Mitchell Trubisky work in Chicago?(44:56) - Podcast Review of the Day!Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

Under Center Podcast
Bears make Arlington Heights bid and Justin Fields gets help from Andy Dalton

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 55:07


Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro break down the possibility of the Bears moving to Arlington Heights as the rumors change to reality. Is it just a negotiation ploy or are the Bears prepared to leave Chicago? Later in the podcast, the crew discusses the comments made by Justin Fields as he spoke to the media about how he's adjusting to the NFL and the help he's receiving from his coaches, AND his fellow QBs in Andy Dalton and Nick Foles.(4:10) - Bears start the process of changing venues. It's REAL now!(13:40) - How will the Bears finance a new "Bears Town"?(21:10) - Bears add more depth in recent signings(24:20) - Breaking down Justin Fields comments on how things are going and his relationship with Andy Dalton(38:45) - Matt Nagy responds to a question about the 17th game. How will the added game impact the NFL?(51:30) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!

Under Center Podcast
Matt Nagy defines his QB depth chart and a no-show for Eddie Goldman at camp

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 63:58


The Under Center crew of Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill discuss the sights and sounds from camp, who performed well, Allen Robinsons showing up on the Franchise Tag, Matt Nagy's comments on Chris Collinsworth's podcast on the chance that Justin Fields starts week one, Eddie Goldman missing the start of camp and what could be going on, and another edition of the Podcast Review of the Day.Make sure to subscribe to the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube page by clicking HERE for more Under Center content and more!(7:30) - Eddie Goldman is out at the start of camp, how concerning is it?(17:10) - Matt Nagy publicly sets his QB depth chart by stating that Andy Dalton is the starter and Justin Fields is the number 2(34:50) - Should the Bears be working on an extension right now for Allen Robinson?(47:00) - Will Danny Trevathan be ready to play at the beginning of the season and can Sean Desi return the Bears to 2018 dominance?(58:24) - Podcast Review of the Day

Under Center Podcast
Where’s the Bears defense at OTAs?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:27


Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss the news and details of the Bears voluntary OTAs. The crew reacts to Matt Nagy, Andy Dalton, and other players discussing the upcoming season, how the roster is shaping up, and the expectations for themselves this season.(1:25) - Biggest takeaways from the OTA press conferences(9:20) - Will Matt Nagy be comfortable to start 2 rookie offensive tackles?(18:00) - Are Bears players getting vaccinated?(24:00) - Andy Dalton says he knew the Bears could draft a rookie quarterback, should he be worried?(33:00) - David Montgomery is sounding like he wants to dominate the NFL, will Matt Nagy run the ball?

Under Center Podcast
Why Justin Fields is Chris Simms' 39th-best NFL QB

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 39:31


NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms wasn't the highest on Justin Fields coming into the draft and he's kept the same energy after the Bears moved up to take their franchise QB by ranking Fields as the 39th-best QB in the NFL heading into the 2021 season. Simms joins the Under Center crew of Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro to discuss why he's lower than most on Fields, what he wants to see the Ohio State product improve mechanically, and how he expects the Bears to handle their new quarterback this season.(3:00) - Why is Justin Fields the 39th-best quarterback in the NFL?(10:00) - Fields has said he's patterning his game after Russell Wilson; does he have the potential to be that good?(15:45) - What are the differences between college and the NFL that Fields will have to get used to?(25:00) - Does Ryan Pace have more time to fix the Bears after drafting Fields?(30:20) - Will Aaron Rodgers be a Green Bay Packer this year?

Under Center Podcast
Breaking down the 2021 Bears defense under new DC Sean Desai

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 69:24


There has been so much hype about the Bears’ offense that the defense is going a little overlooked, but the Under Center crew has you covered. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro go position-by-position and give a thorough breakdown and discussion centered on the 2021 Bears defense. The crew debates whether Robert Quinn will finally produce in a Bears uniform, which position group is the strongest, what Ryan Pace will do at cornerback, whether new defensive coordinator Sean Desai can unlock Eddie Jackson, and a lot more.(6:30) - Defensive line: Are the Bears better off keeping Akiem Hicks over Kyle Fuller and what will Eddie Goldman look like when he returns?(17:00) - Linebackers/edge rushers: Is Roquan Smith ready to be the quarterback of the defense and will Robert Quinn literally do ANYTHING as a Bear?(37:36) - Cornerbacks: Is this the weakest position group on the defense and, if it is, how can Ryan Pace address it in the offseason?(44:40) - Will Eddie Jackson's former position coach and new defensive coordinator Sean Desai unlock him this year and help get him back in a position to be an All-Pro?

Interplay: Conversations in Music with Michael Shapiro

On this edition of INTERPLAY, Michael Shapiro speaks with his longtime friend, composer Alex Shapiro, about her newest creations and the past, present and future of electroacoustic writing. A conversation between the Shapiros is always scintillating! www.michaelshapiro.com www.alexshapiro.org

Under Center Podcast
How the Bears’ 2021 schedule might work against them

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 35:20


The NFL released the 2021 season schedule last week and while we’ve gone over the potential wins and losses, there are some hidden potholes in the Bears’ slate that might put them at a disadvantage. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel discuss some of those scheduling snags based on the research of NBC Sports Edge’s Warren Sharp before diving into the back-and-forth between the Rams’ Jalen Ramsey and Bears fans with just under four months to go until the Bears open their season in Los Angeles as a 7-point underdog. (2:55) - Why the previous year’s opponent winning percentages aren’t a good way to look at the upcoming season’s strength of schedule (4:25) - How the Bears are at a massive rest & preparation disadvantage against their 2021 opponents(12:25) - What can the coaching staff do to overcome those scheduling disadvantages?(19:25) - Great teams overcome attrition, and some NFL teams that have very early & late bye weeks will have to do just that(24:55) - Jalen Ramsey and Bears fans are already beefing with months to go before the season opener in Los Angeles (30:10) - The Bears are 7-point underdogs in Week 1 against the Rams - is that a fair line?

Under Center Podcast
2021 Bears schedule preview: When will Justin Fields start

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 37:55


The hype train for the Bears is still moving as the NFL releases the 2021-2022 NFL schedule. The Bears may have the third-hardest slate in the NFL, but do not be weary my friends, the Under Center crew is here to talk you through it. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill break down the schedule, discuss whether the Bears will have a winning record if playoffs are on the table, and the biggest question of them all, when will new rookie quarterback Justin Fields get his first start in the NFL. All that and plenty more on the Under Center podcast. (1:40) - Is the Bears schedule as tough as originally thought? (10:30) - Can the Bears get to above .500 with this schedule? (21:30) - When will Justin Fields start? (28:40) - If Andy Dalton gets hurt early on will the next QB be Justin Fields or Nick Foles? (31:50) - The top 5 most interesting games on the Bears schedule

Under Center Podcast
If Aaron Rodgers leaves the Green Bay Packers, will Bears have the best QB in the NFC North?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 59:29


The Under Center crew is back to 2 episodes a week until next offseason and we have a great episode lined up for you today. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel break down the move by the Bears to cut Charles Leno Jr., seemingly to make room for incoming rookie Teven Jenkins to start at left tackle but is he ready to be one of the most important players on the team protecting the blind side of the Bears' future quarterback? The guys also discuss the disgruntled Aaron Rodgers and his attempt to be traded and if he is no longer a Packer would the Bears finally have the best quarterback in the division?(2:00) - The Bears cut Charles Leno Jr., should the Bears have kept him for depth at the position?(10:00) - Is Teven Jenkins ready to be an NFL starting left tackle?(20:00) - Are Bears fans too hyped for this draft class?(25:50) - Aaron Rodgers is ready to leave Green Bay(35:20) - Which teams would be a fit for Aaron Rodgers(47:00) - Will the Bears finally have the best QB in the NFC North

Under Center Podcast
2021 NFL Draft day recap: Has Ryan Pace saved his job with this draft

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 63:47


The draft has come to its conclusion and Bears GM Ryan Pace has been met with applause from fans, media, and players alike. Did he do well enough to get him and his coach Matt Nagy off the hot seat though? Host Ken Davis is joined by Tony Gill, Michael Allardyce, and Alex Shapiro breakdown the draft, and the players Ryan Pace added to the Bears and discuss has the offensive line issue been fixed, how exciting it is to be a Bears fan right now, and if the Seattle Seahawks called to trade for Justin Fields, would you listen?*Check out the live podcasts if you prefer to watch, by clicking:HERE for YouTubeHERE for FacebookHERE for TwitterBe sure to like, subscribe, and follow so you never miss an opportunity to join the live shows and the Under Center fam.

Under Center Podcast
2021 Draft Day recap: Ryan Pace gets his offensive tackle Teven Jenkins

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 59:42


Back at it again! Ryan Pace improves the offensive line by trading up to take offensive tackle from Oklahoma State University Tevan Jenkins and universal praise from Bears fans. Host Ken Davis is joined by Alex Brown, Adam Hoge, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro as they react to the day 2 moves of Ryan Pace. The crew discusses Jenkins and what he will bring to the Bears, the salary cap implications for the Bears, and what other positions they need to address before the draft ends.

Under Center Podcast
The OFFICIAL Under Center 2021 NFL Draft preview!

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 45:43


The NFL Draft is just a day away and to get you ready, the entire Under Center podcast team covers every scenario and angle that you, the Bears fan, needs to be locked into for Thursday night. Ken Davis, Adam Hoge, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel break down positional needs, possible trade-up scenarios, possible trade-down chances, QB rankings, best players available, and everything else you're going to want to know before the 2021 NFL Draft. INDULGE!(2:00) - Hoge’s official QB rankings; why is Trey Lance ranked above Justin Fields?(8:50) - What is the Bears’ plan for QB? If things get crazy in the draft and a top-5 QB is falling, will the Bears be rushing to the phones?(13:00) - If the Bears trade back from 20, would they reach for a QB?(24:00) - Realistically, who is the best fit for the Bears at QB?(30:00) - With the Bears' next pick in the draft, should they address cornerback?(37:15) - If the Bears stay at 20, what would be the pick?

Abroad in Japan
The Best & Worst Places to Live in Tokyo | Feat. Alex Shapiro

Abroad in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 48:05


If you're thinking of living in Japan, you're probably gonna need somewhere to live, right? Alex Shapiro is here to read you your rental rights! abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com for all your emails - Pete and Chris will be going through them this coming Wednesday! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Under Center Podcast
In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 54:36


The 2021 NFL draft begins Thursday, April 29th and the Bears will be selecting 20th overall, but what direction should they go in? Should they try to boost the defense again or do they need to go playmaker on offense? The Under Center crew of Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Eric Strobel discuss the various mock drafts that have the Bears taking a cornerback with the 20th pick and why they absolutely hate that idea. The crew also discusses the possibility that the Bears would move up in the draft to take a top-tier playmaker.(5:40) - Bears official website dropped a mock draft selection. The panel of writers wanted a defensive back at 20, why?(15:30) - Should the Bears use the 20th pick to take a wide receiver?(27:20) - How do picks 1-19 impact the Bears and could they possibly move up?(37:00) - A list of scenarios that could have the Bears moving up to take a quarterback(46:50) - If the Bears do take a 1st-round QB, would he have to be an instant starter or does he sit?

Relevant Tones
Alex Shapiro

Relevant Tones

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 59:16


Alex Shapiro is an accomplished composer who has created an impressive body of works in a wide arrange of styles while always staying true to her own personal vision. She is also a mentor to other composers and a tireless champion of new music. We talk with her and feature a small sample of her wonderful music.

Under Center Podcast
Andy Dalton presser, Kyle Fuller release, Ryan Pace rebuild?

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 47:22


In a weekend filled with high emotions and confusion, the Bears have left fans in a very odd place. Host Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro breakdown everything that's happened including, the Andy Dalton press conference that didn't feature Ryan Pace or Matt Nagy, the Bears releasing star cornerback Kyle Fuller, Allen Robinson signing his franchise tag, the Bears attempted signing of WR Kenny Golladay, and the Bears reportedly allowing Akiem Hicks to seek a trade. This has been a weird week and it's probably going to get weirder.* Also, be sure to WATCH the Under Center podcast HERE and subscribe to the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube page for more podcasts.(1:00) - Reactions to Andy Dalton's press conference(6:00) - Dalton was given assurances that he would be the starter (We totally haven't heard that before)(12:10) - Was Mitch Trubisky truly the best option?(24:00) - Better to cut Kyle Fuller or Akiem Hicks?(28:30) - Ryan Pace's mismanagement of the cap and the roster(35:10) - Allen Robinson signs his tag

Under Center Podcast
BREAKING: Bears sign QB Andy Dalton to a 1yr deal

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 21:17


In a move that shocked the fanbase (probably not) the Bears sign free-agent quarterback Andy Dalton to a one year $10 million dollar deal to sure up the quarterback position. Ken Davis, Adam Hoge, and Alex Shapiro discuss the signing and what that means for the Bears going forward. The Bears signed the Red Rifle haha.(1:40) - First impressions of the Red Rifle signing(6:55) - Is Nick Foles literally the same person as Andy Dalton(9:50) - Did the Bears put a legitimate effort to get Watson or Wilson(12:15) - Now that Dalton is a Bear, is the Bears' plan to move up in the draft?(16:30) - Will the Bears be players to try and sign offensive tackle Trent Williams(19:00) - What will the Bears' offensive line look like next season?

Relevant Tones
Adam Marks

Relevant Tones

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 62:33


Adam Marks is a gifted, sensitive pianist with far-ranging interests and an insatiable appetite for new music. We talk with him about several recent projects including One Page Pieces, a new album of piano music by Alex Shapiro and a virtual program for the Omaha Under the Radar festival. Music by Jamie Evans, Conrad Tao, Johanne Heraty, Anselm McDonnell, Alex Shapiro, Eleanor Alberga and Philip Glass.

Under Center Podcast
Odds of a Russell Wilson, Bears trade with Joe Fann of NBCS Northwest

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 51:33


For Bears fans, Russell Wilson would be the ultimate prize, but is it a pipe dream? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro are joined by NBCS Northwest Seahawks insider Joe Fann (he's a real person) as they get the details on what Wilson wants, if he’s open to staying, and Wilson may see in the Bears. Later in the podcast, the Under Center crew breaks down the what-if scenarios in case the Bears don't get Wilson, and if Ryan Pace can still save his job if he can't get a good enough quarterback. Plus, #CongratsJJ on his new gig with the Colts.You can also watch the Under Center podcast on YouTube. Make sure to subscribe and like(1:15) - How do you get from "Let Russ Cook" to Russell wanting to leave?(9:30) - What is the friction between Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson?(14:00) - What would it take to get Wilson and do the Bears have what the Seahawks would be looking for?(22:00) - Should the Seahawks just start the rebuild and trade Wilson(25:00) - Should Bears fans be disappointed if Wilson isn't a Bear?(28:30) - Could Ryan Pace trade up in the draft to take another QB?(36:00) - Will Bears fans be ok with Nick Foles and a drafted QB going into next season?(49:30) - #CongratsJJ

Under Center Podcast
Allen Robinson gets the franchise tag from the Bears

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 39:14


The franchise tag deadline has come and gone and the Bears have used their tag on their best offensive player in Allen Robinson. Will they eventually work out a deal? Why couldn't they come to an agreement earlier? Host Ken Davis and NBCS Chicago Bears contributors Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and producer Tony Gill break down the Bears' decision to tag Robinson. They also talk about what is the next move for Robinson who has openly been against the tag. Later in the pod, the crew discusses the recent news that former Bears offensive linemen Kyle Long is making a return to the NFL.(0:45) - Allen Robinson did everything he was supposed to do to get a long-term contract and still didn't receive one. Was that disrespectful of the Bears?(6:40) - Bears are within their rights according to the CBA to tag Allen Robinson and the tag isn't going anywhere(14:00) - Are the Bears communicating well enough with Robinson to get a deal done?(19:50) - Would other teams be shooting their shot with the Bears to trade for Allen Robinson?(31:40) -The SUPER official statement on Allen Robinson from Bears inside Adam Hoge(34:06) - Kyle Long wants to make a return to the NFL, should the Bears give him a look?

Under Center Podcast
Russell Wilson, Mitch Trubisky, and other QB possibilities for the Bears

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 44:31


In the debut episode of the new look Under Center podcast, host Kenneth Davis, NBCS Chicago Bears insider Adam Hoge, and NBCS Chicago Bears contributors Eric Strobel and Alex Shapiro breakdown the issues plaguing the Bears this offseason including how the lingering and stagnation of the Bears to resign Allen Robinson is impacting the team. The crew also dives into how much is too much to trade for Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson, and if Mitch Trubisky isn't back with the Bears, which teams are options for him. All that and more on the new Under Center podcast.(2:00) - Shoutout to past hosts of the Under Center podcast(3:26) - Should Trubisky be retained?(10:05) - The likelihood that Nick Foles is the starter for the Bears next season(14:00) - If Ryan Pace sells off the future to trade for a quarterback, will said quarterback outlast Ryan Pace? Is it worth it to trade everything for Wilson/Watson?(22:15) - Who is the better fit, Watson or Wilson?(30:50) - Are there other options for the Bears if Watson or Wilson are not available?(35:40) - Will the Bears work out a long term deal for Allen Robinson?

Band Room Podcast
BRP 38 | Alex Shapiro

Band Room Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 77:49


This week, we welcome composer Alex Shapiro to the Band Room! Dylan and Cait chat with Alex about why she loves the band community, how her environment influences her work, overcoming creative blocks and anxiety, adaptable music, the future of music publishing, and much more. Help Support the Band Room Podcast by Becoming a Patron Through Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Storehttp://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episodeBRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR HammellPerforming Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind EnsembleDr. Gillian MacKay – ConductorEpisode LinksAlex Shapiro’s websitehttps://www.alexshapiro.org/ The Horizon Leans Forward (Book)https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-horizon-leans-forward-book-g10369 Alex’s Programming Resourceshttps://www.alexshapiro.org/ProgrammingResources.html Creative Repertoire Initiativehttps://www.creativerepertoire.com/ Other Shapiro Recommended ReadingThe Muse That Sings by Ann McCutchanhttps://www.amazon.ca/Muse-that-Sings-Composers-Creative/dp/0195127072Daily Rituals by Mason Curryhttps://www.amazon.ca/Daily-Rituals-How-Artists-Work/dp/0307273601Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

108
108 S03E02 - A very Yankees Christmas

108

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 70:59


Regalo di Natale dalla parte Yankees della redazione con la partecipazione di Alex Shapiro. Review del 2020, aspettative per il 2021, Top 9, Prima Base

THE CUTTING EDGE
108 S03E02 - A very Yankees Christmas

THE CUTTING EDGE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 70:59


Regalo di Natale dalla parte Yankees della redazione con la partecipazione di Alex Shapiro. Review del 2020, aspettative per il 2021, Top 9, Prima Base

Tollans musikaliska
New York - spjutspetsar och gränsgångare

Tollans musikaliska

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 59:02


Vi möter en spjutspets, Victoria Bond, och en gränsgångare, Alex Shapiro. Victoria Bond föddes i Los Angeles och växte upp i New York och i Hollywood i en gediget kulturell familj. Modern var konsertpianist och studerade för bland annat Bela Bartók. Hennes far var sångare och läkare. Victoria Bond prövade på teater, målning och skulptur, men valde musiken och började studera komposition. Victoria Bond funderade på att bli dirigent. Hon mötte dirigenten Leonard Slatkin, äldre bror till en av henne klasskamrater, och fick goda råd av honom. Av hundratals sökande till dirigentlinjen vid Juilliard School of Music var Victoria Bond en av de sju som kom in och hon blev första kvinna någonsin som där tog examen i dirigering vid slutet av 1970-talet. När Victoria Bond började fanns det endast två andra kvinnor i USA som dirigerade orkestrar: Sarah Caldwell hos Boston operakompani och Eve Queler som hade startat sin egen operaorkester, The Opera Orchestra of New York. Under dirigentutbildningarna hade Victoria Bond lärare som Herbert von Karajan och Pierre Boulez. Mest betydde de två svenska dirigenterna Sixten Ehrling och Herbert Blomstedt. Efter en dirigentkarriär i USA, Kina, Brasilien och på Irland, ägnar Victoria Bond nu mest kraft åt att komponera. Hon komponerade bl a en opera om pianisten och tonsättaren Clara Schumann. Victoria Bonds opera Mrs President hade premiär i oktober 2012, endast en månad innan nästa presidentval i USA, det 57e, då Barack Obama blev omvald. Mrs President handlar om den första kvinnliga presidentkandidaten i USA, Victoria Woodhull, som även var första kvinna i USAs aktiebörs och den första kvinna i USA som ägde en tidning. Woodhull ställde upp i presidentvalet 1872. Som vice presidentkandidat valde hon den afroamerikanske författaren och talaren Frederick Douglass, som hade flytt från sin slavägare vid 43 års ålder. Han stödde suffragetternas kvinnokamp och abolitionisternas kamp mot slaveriet. Deras parti hette Equal Rights Party, men kallades också People's Party, the Cosmo-Political Party och the National Radical Reformers. Men Victoria Woodhull motarbetades starkt: Hon kallades Mrs Satan. Regeringen vägrade trycka hennes namn på röstsedlarna. Man ansåg att hon var ett år för ung. (Hon var 34.) Hon var kvinna. Hon sattes i fängelse. Först i augusti 1920 fick kvinnor rösträtt i USA. Ur librettot av Hillary Bell: Vi betalar skatt, vi lyder samma lagar, vi föder nya medborgare och vi lämnar bort dem till krig. Ändå är vi fattiga, maktlösa, mäns egendom. Var inte rädd, jag vill inte anarki, jag vill jämlikhet. Victoria for President! Victoria Bonds hemsida: http://www.victoriabond.com/ Mrs Presidents hemsida: http://www.MrsPresidentTheOpera.com/ Tonsättaren och filmmusikkomponisten Alex Shapiro växte upp på Manhattan på 1970-talet, och pendlar nu mellan intensiva New York och rofyllda San Juan Island, i nordvästra USA. Som tonåring rörde Alex Shapiro sig fritt i New Yorks mångfaldiga musikliv: punk, opera, jazz, klassiskt och nutida. Hon studerade bl a vid Manhattan School of Music. Senare fick hon ett lågbudgetjobb som filmmusikkompositör i Los Angeles och arbetade där i 15 år med att skriva musik till film och TV. Alex Shapiro var dock olycklig och saknade konsertlivet, då de båda musikvärldarna fungerade helt åtskiljda. Men när hon skrivit kammarmusik för en orkester på tio personer till ännu en lågbudgetfilm förstod hon hur mycket hon saknat att tonsätta konsertmusik. Hon bestämde sig för att byta karriär. -De kommersiella åren har stärkt min känsla för rytm och groove. Även min formkänsla och musikens rörelse har påverkats, fast numera använder jag andra harmonier, förklarar Alex Shapiro. Efter att ha varit van att spela på biopublikens känslor använder jag numera de emotionella verktygen friare i min konsertmusik. Människorna i de olika lyssnargrupperna är ju inte så olika varandra. Universiteten i USA söker ständigt ny repertoar till sina musikgrupper. Ofta är det orkestrar och ensembler vid olika universitet som beställer musik av Alex Shapiro. Att vara kvinna inom musikvärlden har aldrig medfört några problem för Alex Shapiro, som tackar alla tonsättande förmödrar för det. Hon är dock medveten om att diskriminering pågår. -Det är bäst att försöka hålla tyst om sådant, säger hon. Det skapar bara dåliga vibrationer och stöter bort människor. Vad du kan göra är att visa upp dina bästa verk och till unga tonsättare säger jag: Det finns inget glastak, himlen är gränsen! Alex Shapiro har ett radikalt förslag till föreningen Kvast, Kvinnlig anhopning av svenska tonsättare, som arbetar för att symfoniorkestrarna i Sveriges skall välja fler verk av kvinnor. -Jag tror inte det hjälper så värst mycket att prata med dem som administrerar orkestrarna. Vi glömmer så lätt att den nutida musikvärlden är liten och att de som finns utanför den behöver utbildas och informeras om hur läget är. Jag föreslår därför att ni söker upp skattebetalande kvinnor i Sverige: advokater, plåtslagare och andra, och ber dem reagera på att deras skattepengar mest går till manliga tonsättares verk. Jag tror att skattebetalarnas ord väger tyngre än tonsättarnas, säger Alex Shapiro. Alex Shapiros hemsida: http://www.alexshapiro.org/ Musiklista: Immersion: Surface, sats 2. Symphony for winds, percussion and prerecorded soundscape (2010) Alex Shapiro University of Minnesota Symphonic Wind Band Inspelad av Minnesota Public Radio Sandburg Suite Victoria Bond Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano Character Sketches Variations on a Theme of Brahms Victoria Bond Manhattan Philharmonia. Glen Cortese, dir Thinking like a Mountain

Creatives on Business
Creatives on Business - #15 Alex Shapiro - Storytelling in the new age

Creatives on Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 56:52


In this episode of Creatives on Business, I sit down with Alex Shapiro (@someshap). Alex is a content strategist and a commercial, documentary, and, digital filmmaker based in Hoedspruit, South Africa. We chat about how content is changing to become more meaningful and our best failures.

Drive Friendly with Steve & Felecia
Adapting to the New Normal with guests Alex Shapiro and Curt Larson

Drive Friendly with Steve & Felecia

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2020 43:35


We're opening back up, but are things getting back to normal? Nope. In fact, the new normal is starting to feel a little... normal. Let's talk about that.

Drive Friendly with Steve & Felecia
Adapting to the New Normal with guests Alex Shapiro and Curt Larson

Drive Friendly with Steve & Felecia

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 43:35


We're opening back up, but are things getting back to normal? Nope. In fact, the new normal is starting to feel a little... normal. Let's talk about that.

Band Talk with Charlie Menghini and Friends
Band Talk with Charlie Menghini and Friends

Band Talk with Charlie Menghini and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 62:02


Today's episode begins by starting to address the challenges that music teachers are facing with the Coronavirus pandemic in the world.   Next, a conversation with composer Alex Shapiro as she provides great insight into her creative art, the importance of inclusivity in our repertoire choices and much more.  "Mr. Fix It," Mike Rankin of Olathe Band Instrument Company talks about keeping kids healthy when sharing instruments and preventing those last minute repairs before major events.  Finally, Charlie and Dr. Tim have a conversation about how the Coronavirus has changed the landscape for us all and what we can do about it.

Sketchbook
Ep. 18: N-BEAM Consortium (Jim Mobley, Alex Shapiro, & Benjamin Taylor)

Sketchbook

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 31:34


N-BEAM Consortium Every day we hear and experience music that has incorporated music technology, through electronic components and instruments, to positively contribute to the listener's overall musical experience. Electro-Acoustic (EA) music is now widely accepted in music - in both production and performance - from scores created for screen and stage, to popular music, and even the professional classical orchestra stage. As technology becomes a more important part of the daily life of our students and can create new palates of sound in our music, educators must embrace technology as part of our sound and our curriculum - much the same way as it already has been in most other areas of music. The New Band Electro-Acoustic Music (N-BEAM) consortium aims to add three new pieces of EA music to the school concert band repertoire. ​In 2018, N-BEAM v1.0 released it's first composition to its members - TECHNO BLADE, by Benjamin Taylor. This was followed in 2019 with Daniel Montoya Jr.'s composition AXE TO GRIND. In 2020, the N-BEAM consortium met the goal of introducing three new pieces of EA music to the school concert band repertoire by the addition of Alex Shapiro's OFF THE EDGE. With N-BEAM v2.0, the New Band Electro-Acoustic Music consortium project looks to build on this success with the addition of three more EA pieces to the wind band repertoire. Beginning in early 2021, N-BEAM v2.0 consortium members will receive the first of three new pieces of concert band literature, graded between 2 and 2.5, each including an audio component. Those components may be live or interactive, using an electronic instrument or computer/tablet to create sounds; or may be fixed, like an accompaniment audio track that is played throughout the composition. Each of these compositions will be created in a way that will allow any school (and their director), the "plug and play" ability to perform each composition easily and effectively, regardless of their experience with technology, their level of access to sound reinforcement equipment or their technology/instrument budget. ​At least 30 schools will have an opportunity to join a consortium that funds the creation of those three pieces. And each consortium member will receive performance benefits for being part of this project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sketchbookpodcast/message

FM Evolution
Property Management in the Country's Fastest Growing Market with Alex Shapiro at AZ Partners

FM Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 26:10


Everything Band Podcast
Episode 53 - Alex Shapiro

Everything Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2018 80:05


Episode 53 - Alex Shapiro Composer Alex Shapiro kicks off year two of the podcast with a terrific conversation about her career and her remarkable perspectives about composing and music. Topics: How growing up in New York City with two very supportive parents helped Alex to a career in music. The importance of “showing up” and how it leads to amazing connections and opportunities. Her remarkable story about her transition from writing commercial music for media to becoming a concert composer and then how she got involved in writing for band. Her creative process and the story of how a glass of Scotch and the frustration of a late night led to the creation of her work Paper Cut. Links: Alex Shapiro, Composer Resources for Programming Music Alex Shapiro: Paper Cut Alex Shapiro: Rock Music The Portfolio Composer Podcast Steven Pressfield: The War of Art Leonard Bernstein’s Harvard Lectures Johan Sebastian Bach: The Italian Concerto, Movement II Biography: Composer Alex Shapiro aligns note after note with the hope that at least a few of them will actually sound good next to each other. Her persistence at this activity, as well as non-fiction music writing, arts advocacy, public speaking, wildlife photography, and the shameless instigation of insufferable puns on Facebook, has led to a happy life. Drawing from a broad musical palette that giddily ignores genre, Alex's acoustic and electroacoustic works are published by Activist Music LLC, performed and broadcast daily, and can be found on nearly thirty commercial releases from record labels around the world.

#WeeklyMashup
Living in a Social Media Obsessed World

#WeeklyMashup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2018 50:55


CliffCentral.com — Candice Mama and Alex Shapiro share their hilarious and over the top insights about living enlightened in a social media obsessed world. They also delve into marriage in a social media space.

Contrabass Conversations double bass life
384: Dennis Tobenski talks careers, business, composing, and podcasting

Contrabass Conversations double bass life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2017 67:07


Dennis Tobenski is a composer of acoustic new music whose work has been described by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times as “distinctive and engaging”. He is also a vocalist and a strong advocate for new music and for the interests of living composers. Dennis also hosts two music business-centered podcasts aimed at helping composers and performers to learn more about the practical aspects of their careers: the Music Publishing Podcast, a weekly, hour-long conversation with other professionals in the field of concert music, and The Composer’s Guide to Doing Business, where he answers questions and discusses current issues the new music community. Links to check out: Music Publishing Podcast Dennis' website The Freelancer’s Survival Guide (book recommendation from Dennis) Jason's appearance on MPP episodes of MPP to check out: episode 1 - Alex Shapiro - thinking of your carer as a business episode 7 - Dale Trumbore - taking a methodical approach to your career, being strategic in your career episode 12 - Thomas Deneuville - social networking, email marketing - the why and the how episode 35 - Scott Tegge - diversified income streams Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: The Upton Bass String Instrument Company.  Upton's Karr Model Upton Double Bass represents an evolution of our popular first Karr model, refined and enhanced with further input from Gary Karr.  Since its introduction, the Karr Model with its combination of comfort and tone has gained a loyal following with jazz and roots players. The slim, long “Karr neck” has even become a favorite of crossover electric players. Bass Violin Shop -  Offers the Southeast's largest inventory of laminate, hybrid and carved double basses. Whether you are in search of the best entry-level laminate, or a fine pedigree instrument, there is always a unique selection ready for you to try. Trade-ins and consignments welcome! Check out what people are saying about the Bass Violin Shop on Facebook. Subscribe to the podcast to get these interviews delivered to you automatically!

1 Track Podcast
1 Track #5 (S1E5) - Alex Shapiro

1 Track Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2017 38:48


Join me this week for a fascinating conversation with composer Alex Shapiro as we discuss her flute work 'Below', and the band version of that piece 'Beneath'.

Alex Shapiro - EDM, Indie, rap and other Dance Goodness. Hand mixed with actual compact disks.

Krafty Kutz & A Skillz – Bel Air 1:44 Stanton Warriors & The Beatnuts - Shake It Up 6:31 REDDDFOXXX Vs BRANKO - (One More) Silly Bitch 3:47 Leeroy Thornhill Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight... Electro house music that makes guys nod and girls dance, that is all

Alex Shapiro - EDM, Indie, rap and other Dance Goodness. Hand mixed with actual compact disks.

No more Traktor! Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix) Robbie Rivera - Let Me Sip My Drink (Chuckie Remix) Faded (Remix) Ft. Sean Dee Lazy Rich, Hirshee feat. Amba Shepherd -... Electro house music that makes guys nod and girls dance, that is all

Alex Shapiro - EDM, Indie, rap and other Dance Goodness. Hand mixed with actual compact disks.

Hey Gang, this may very well be the best mix I've ever done - so I hope you enjoy! Hello Atom (Revolvr Bootleg) Martin Solveig & Dragonette vs Nari & Milani Spectrum (Revolvr Remix) - 5A Zedd ft... Electro house music that makes guys nod and girls dance, that is all

Musikmagasinet
Victoria Bond och Alex Shapiro

Musikmagasinet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2012 38:48


I femte och sista programmet möter vi en spjuspets, Victoria Bond, och en gränsgångare, Alex Shapiro. Victoria Bond föddes i Los Angeles och växte upp i New York och i Hollywood i en gediget kulturell familj. Modern var konsertpianist och studerade för bland annat Bela Bartók. Hennes far var sångare och läkare. Victoria Bond prövade på teater, målning och skulptur, men valde musiken och började studera komposition. Victoria Bond funderade på att bli dirigent. Hon mötte dirigenten Leonard Slatkin, äldre bror till en av henne klasskamrater, och fick goda råd av honom. Av hundratals sökande till dirigentlinjen vid Juilliard School of Music var Victoria Bond en av de sju som kom in och hon blev första kvinna någonsin som där tog examen i dirigering vid slutet av 1970-talet. När Victoria Bond började fanns det endast två andra kvinnor i USA som dirigerade orkestrar: Sarah Caldwell hos Boston operakompani och Eve Queler som hade startat sin egen operaorkester, The Opera Orchestra of New York. Under dirigentutbildningarna hade Victoria Bond lärare som Herbert von Karajan och Pierre Boulez. Mest betydde de två svenska dirigenterna Sixten Ehrling och Herbert Blomstedt. Efter en dirigentkarriär i USA, Kina, Brasilien och på Irland, ägnar Victoria Bond nu mest kraft åt att komponera. Just nu skriver hon en opera om pianisten och tonsättaren Clara Schumann. Victoria Bonds opera Mrs President har premiär i oktober 2012, endast en månad innan nästa presidentval i USA, det 57e, då Barack Obama skall försöka bli omvald. Mrs President handlar om den första kvinnliga presidentkandidaten i USA, Victoria Woodhull, som även var första kvinna i USA’s aktiebörs och den första kvinna i USA som ägde en tidning. Woodhull ställde upp i presidentvalet 1872. Som vice presidentkandidat valde hon den afroamerikanske författaren och talaren Frederick Douglass, som hade flytt från sin slavägare vid 43 års ålder. Han stödde suffragetternas kvinnokamp och abolitionisternas kamp mot slaveriet. Deras parti hette Equal Rights Party, men kallades också People's Party, the Cosmo-Political Party och the National Radical Reformers. Men Victoria Woodhull motarbetades starkt: Hon kallades Mrs Satan. Regeringen vägrade trycka hennes namn på röstsedlarna. Man ansåg att hon var ett år för ung. (Hon var 34.) Hon var kvinna. Hon sattes i fängelse. Först i augusti 1920 fick kvinnor rösträtt i USA. Ur librettot av Hillary Bell: ”Vi betalar skatt, vi lyder samma lagar, vi föder nya medborgare och vi lämnar bort dem till krig. Ändå är vi fattiga, maktlösa, mäns egendom. Var inte rädd, jag vill inte anarki, jag vill jämlikhet. Victoria for President!” Victoria Bonds hemsida: http://www.victoriabond.com/ Mrs President’s hemsida: http://www.MrsPresidentTheOpera.com/ Tonsättaren och filmmusikkomponisten Alex Shapiro växte upp på Manhattan på 1970-talet, och pendlar nu mellan intensiva New York och rofyllda San Juan Island, i nordvästra USA. Som tonåring rörde Alex Shapiro sig fritt i New Yorks mångfaldiga musikliv: punk, opera, jazz, klassiskt och nutida. Hon studerade bl a vid Manhattan School of Music. Senare fick hon ett lågbudgetjobb som filmmusikkompositör i Los Angeles och arbetade där i 15 år med att skriva musik till film och TV. Alex Shapiro var dock olycklig och saknade konsertlivet, då de båda musikvärldarna fungerade helt åtskiljda. Men när hon skrivit kammarmusik för en orkester på tio personer till ännu en lågbudgetfilm förstod hon hur mycket hon saknat att tonsätta konsertmusik. Hon bestämde sig för att byta karriär. -De kommersiella åren har stärkt min känsla för rytm och groove. Även min formkänsla och musikens rörelse har påverkats, fast numera använder jag andra harmonier, förklarar Alex Shapiro. Efter att ha varit van att spela på biopublikens känslor använder jag numera de emotionella verktygen friare i min konsertmusik. Människorna i de olika lyssnargrupperna är ju inte så olika varandra. Universiteten i USA söker ständigt ny repertoar till sina musikgrupper. Ofta är det orkestrar och ensembler vid olika universitet som beställer musik av Alex Shapiro. Att vara kvinna inom musikvärlden har aldrig medfört några problem för Alex Shapiro, som tackar alla tonsättande förmödrar för det. Hon är dock medveten om att diskriminering pågår. -Det är bäst att försöka hålla tyst om sådant, säger hon. Det skapar bara dåliga vibrationer och stöter bort människor. Vad du kan göra är att visa upp dina bästa verk och till unga tonsättare säger jag: Det finns inget glastak, himlen är gränsen! Alex Shapiro har ett radikalt förslag till föreningen Kvast, Kvinnlig anhopning av svenska tonsättare, som arbetar för att symfoniorkestrarna i Sveriges skall välja fler verk av kvinnor. -Jag tror inte det hjälper så värst mycket att prata med dem som administrerar orkestrarna. Vi glömmer så lätt att den nutida musikvärlden är liten och att de som finns utanför den behöver utbildas och informeras om hur läget är. Jag föreslår därför att ni söker upp skattebetalande kvinnor i Sverige: advokater, plåtslagare och andra, och ber dem reagera på att deras skattepengar mest går till manliga tonsättares verk. Jag tror att skattebetalarnas ord väger tyngre än tonsättarnas, säger Alex Shapiro. Alex Shapiro’s hemsida: http://www.alexshapiro.org/

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Music Academy onLive
Alex Shapiro

Music Academy onLive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2009 58:06


Benton welcomes Alex Shapiro back to Music Academy to celebrate a golden anniversary of 50 episodes. We see performances of 2 of Alex's compositions and hear Alex talk about electro-acoustic music.Music Academy onLive

Alex's CARmageddon - Cars and Trucks
L.A. MPG - OutSmarted Part I - The ForTwo Review

Alex's CARmageddon - Cars and Trucks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2009 5:02


Motoring journalist and host, Alex Shapiro, reviews the Smart ForTwo car around Los Angeles. How does it stand up to freeways? How do people react? Filmed during amid 2008’s fuel crisis. Interviews and big trucks! Music by Golden Earing, Luetzenkirchen, David Bowie, DJ Visage, Eric Sierra, Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris, Ironik, Porcupine, Bloodhoung Gang and Oomph