Atira is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, holds an M.A in Clinical Art Therapy, a B.A. in Fine Arts and Transpersonal Art Therapy, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at EGS in Switzerland. From the slums in Nepal to the Amazonian jungles in Peru, Atira has touched the lives of thousands of women, men, and children around the world, supporting them through her 19 years of experience in various somatic and creative trauma recovery approaches. Passionate about creating safer spaces for everybody, and bringing healing and awareness in the “shadowy” areas of life, Atira has worked as a trauma-informed integration specialist in retreat centers such as the Temple of the Way of Light and is currently the head of integration at AYA Healing Retreats.In this episode, Atira Tan and Beth Weinstein discuss …▶ Atira's first experience with ayahuace at age 24 and how she was sexually assualted by the facilitator▶ How this boundary violation inspired her quest to learn how to create safer spaces for people working with psychedelics▶ How ayahuasca delivered a message to Atira that the new culture growing around ayahuasca needed her help▶ Atira's online programming for trauma-informed facilitation and somatic psychedelic integration ▶ Facilitation training as a lifelong journey requiring years of commitment to developing an embodied understanding of both yourself and the many dimensions the medicine connects you to▶ The need for facilitators to know the right balance between not being neglectful and also respecting someone's personal process in ceremony▶ How indigenous cultures are more collectivist and perceive life, the soul and reality in a very different way than we do▶ Connections between the indigenous concepts of “soul loss” and “soul retrieval” and our contemporary understanding of trauma healing▶ The felt sense of safety in the body when you are in the presence of someone who is truly trauma-informed▶ “Trauma-informed” as representing an understanding of how trauma affects the nervous system, including how re-traumatization can occur▶ Embodiment and stabilization of the nervous system as the foundation of trauma-informed care▶ The danger of becoming a facilitator because you are seeking to “be” someone rather than authentically moved to selflessly serveAtira Tan's Links & Resources▶ Website: https://www.atiratan.com/▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atiratan/
How can something as mundane a plant tell us about a culture?We may start talking about plants, but soon we will be in mired in a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, colonialism, imperialism, exoticism, Darwinism, social order and class, surreptitious societal coding, a rising middle class, the concept of leisure time, and a culture caught up in the allure of seeking and getting. Phew!We'll look at:the rise in London's public parks, squares, and gardensa Whitechapel physician who catapults Britain's economythe complicated daily life of Victorians and their plants a teenage girl centuries ahead of her timehow plants provided women with a foot in the door of careers in scienceplants that influenced the creators: designers, authors, illustratorsan Amazonian lily pad that inspired an architectural marvela secret form of communication: social coding through flowersOscar Wilde and his green carnationNote: Next week, we'll be adding a bonus episode that acts as companion to this one. Stay tuned for the thrilling adventures of The Plant Hunters. Photos and links can be found at our show notes HERE.Do you like what you hear? Please help us find our audience by spreading some good cheer with a 5 star rating and review on Apple Podcasts!Our website https://yltpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Follow us on:Twitter @YLT_PodFacebook @Yesterday's London Times PodcastInstagram @Yesterday's London Times Podcast
Join us as we discuss Kambo Medicine Therapy with Todd Shipman. So what is Kambo and why are we talking about it? Kambo is a non-psychoactive traditional amazonian medicine and is legal in the United States. Kambo's secretions, while used as a defense mechanism, and deadly to most animals, provide many health benefits for humans. The secretion is then applied through superficial burns that are made into the skin. Our interest in Kambo, aside from its wide ranging applications, lies in the positive effects on the microbiome. While more studies are needed in this area of Kambo research, many people with gut issues, Lyme, parasites, constipation, SIBO, stress etc. find immense relief in their symptoms when they do Kambo. Some find relief after one session and some do it a couple of times a year. Episode Takeaways: What is Kambo? The sweat that comes from a large tree frog in the amazon It's a defense mechanism to them, but to humans it has several healing properties The sweat contains bioactive peptides It is considered non-psychoactive It is applied fresh off of the frog on to the person's skin Historical use Tribes in the amazon use Kambo to Magnify their senses prior to hunting Correctional behavior of children Attract a mate Fertility How is Kambo sourced? From tribes in the amazon Kambo samples can be good for a couple of years What are the benefits? Beneficial Peptides like Dermorphin - stronger than morphine Dermaseptin - strongest natural antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal And many more Deltorphin, Phyllokinin, Phyllomedusin, Adenoregulein, Phyllokinin, Phyllocarulein, Caerulein and Sauvagine and more… Many people with health challenges like lyme, parasites, addiction, depression, anxiety, fertility, fatigue, and stress experience improvements after using Kambo Some people use it to increase athletic endurance and to enhance their energy and performance Early research shows benefits are sustained up to 3 months out Dosing First, find a seasoned practitioner who is familiar with the specific challenges you wish to improve There are specific dosing considerations for different challenges, ailments, goals You should NEVER try Kambo on your own without guidance What is the mechanism? Several different peptides are at work in the … Central nervous system Digestive system Lymphatic system Endocrine system Microbiome benefits - there are 5 peptides that seem to benefit the microbiome Some help release trauma which helps gut performance almost immediately Some promote calmness which helps to release people from a state of constant fight or flight Some stimulate myoelectric activity And some reset the liver What is the ceremony or experience like? Focus on calming first Starts with breath work A calming tobacco is offered Meditate on goals A small dot to burn to expose skin is applied to a designated area Fasting for 5-8 hours takes place prior Drink 2 liters of water within 5 minutes to start the Kambo 9 out of 10 people experience within the first minute elevated heart rate Then become flushed and hot, then you become pale Then purging happens 2-3 times is pretty common Once the Kambo is removed from the skin, recovery happens within minutes Many experience an emotional release How can someone find a safe Kambo practice Look for practitioners who have been through extensive training Never do it by yourself Great resources - Kambofinder.com or Kambointernational.com Safety - DO NOT DO IT IF YOU ARE Pregnant Embolism Prone to seizures (some caveats here) Liver disease The list goes on … speak to a professional before you try Kambo Connect with Scott: Website Instagram: @Biohackertodd Connect with Kiran Krishnan and Dr. Nicole Beurkens on... Instagram: better.biome Facebook: better biome Instagram: Dr. Nicole Instagram: Kiran Krishnan Website: BetterBiome.com Website: DrBeurkens.com
Our featured article this week examines archaeological research revealing details of a massive, Pre-Columbian urban settlement in the Amazon, 4,500 square kilometers in size, that provides valuable insights into how humanity could develop sustainable cities without degrading their environments. To also read & share the story, go here: https://news.mongabay.com/2022/06/lost-amazonian-cities-hint-at-how-to-build-urban-landscapes-without-harming-nature/ Please invite your friends to subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast wherever they get podcasts, or download our free app in the Apple App Store or in the Google Store to have access to our latest episodes at your fingertips. If you enjoy this series, please visit www.patreon.com/mongabay to pledge a dollar or more to keep the show growing, Mongabay is a nonprofit media outlet and all support helps! See all our latest news from nature's frontline at Mongabay's homepage: news.mongabay.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching for @mongabay. Photo Credit: Incachaca archaeological site in Bolivia. Image courtesy of Greg Keelen on Unspash. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you for listening.
VIDEOS: 1. Klaus Schwab and Yuval Harari speaks at the WEF 2. Agenda 2030 and the World Economic Forum Plan to Remake the World: Alex Newman (26:00) 3. Can't Hide from Vaccine Injury When It's In Your Face Every Day (1:49) 4. Bodily Autonomy is Only Supported When Coupled With The Abortion Agenda (1:00) 5. Abby Martin: ‘Coups and Regime Change Wars Define U.S.'s Naked Imperialism' (12:10) 6. German Government JAILING Journalists! – Inside Russia Report (start @ 0:58) – 8:06 7. New Rule: The Misinformation Age | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) Acai and brain health: Has study unlocked Amazonian fruit's neuroprotective effects? University of Adelaide, June 10, 2022 The potential brain health benefits of açai may be linked to an inhibition of the aggregation of beta-amyloid proteins, says a new study from Australia. The build-up of plaque from beta-amyloid deposits is associated with an increase in brain cell damage and death from oxidative stress. This is related to a loss of cognitive function and an increased risk of Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia and currently affects over 13 million people worldwide. Researchers from the University of Adelaide have now reported that select polyphenols from the native South American palm berry may inhibit this build-up and explain the reported neuroprotective effects of açai. To-date, pulp of acai has been demonstrated to affect cell signaling, enzyme activity, maintenance of the oxidant and antioxidant balance, receptor sensitivity, gene regulation, and reduction in the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, while restoring or maintaining functional cellular antioxidant status. Açai extracts and berry pulp possess high levels of anti-oxidants which are generally attributed to mitigating the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species in cell culture. However, distinct neuroprotection to beta-amyloid loss of viability by açai is a novel finding. Nuts and peanuts may protect against major causes of death Maastricht University (Netherlands), June 11, 2022 A paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology confirms a link between peanut and nut intake and lower mortality rates, but finds no protective effect for peanut butter. Men and women who eat at least 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day have a lower risk of dying from several major causes of death than people who don't consume nuts or peanuts. The reduction in mortality was strongest for respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease, and diabetes, followed by cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The effects are equal in men and women. Peanuts show at least as strong reductions in mortality as tree nuts, but peanut butter is not associated with mortality, researchers from Maastricht University found. The associations between nuts and peanut intake and cardiovascular death confirm earlier results from American and Asian studies that were often focused on cardiovascular diseases. However, in this new study, it was found that mortality due to cancer, diabetes, respiratory, and neurodegenerative diseases was also lowered among users of peanuts and nuts. Are highly processed foods bad for children? Study finds an association between consuming more ultraprocessed foods and lower levels of physical fitness in children Sacred Heart University, June 14, 2022 A new study found that children ages 3 to 5 who consumed more ultraprocessed foods had poorer locomotor skills than children who consumed less of these foods. It also showed lower cardiovascular fitness in 12- to 15-year-olds who consumed more ultraprocessed foods. Although previous research has shown that consuming ultraprocessed foods is linked with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease in adults, this is one of the first studies to show a link between consumption of these foods and lower levels of physical fitness in children. Ultraprocessed foods were categorized in this study as including packaged snacks, breakfast cereals, candies, soda, sweetened juices and yogurts, canned soups and prepared foods like pizza, hotdogs, burgers and chicken nuggets. For children 5 years old and under, the researchers used locomotor development as a measure of physical fitness. The analysis revealed that children with the lowest locomotor development scores consumed 273 calories more per day of ultraprocessed foods than children with the highest locomotor development scores. Cardiovascular fitness was used as a physical fitness measure in the older children. The study showed that teens and preteens with good cardiovascular fitness consumed 226 fewer calories daily from ultraprocessed foods than those who did not have healthy cardiovascular fitness. Qatar Omicron-wave study shows slow decline of natural immunity, rapid decline of vaccine immunity Weill Cornell Medical College,, June 15, 2022 A recent Pfizer or Moderna mRNA-vaccine booster provided good but temporary protection against infection by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar. In the study, published June 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers analyzed the Omicron wave in Qatar last winter, comparing prior infections, vaccine immunity and combinations thereof among more than 100,000 Omicron-infected and non-infected individuals. The analysis showed vaccine immunity against new infection appeared to wane rapidly, whereas people with a prior-variant infection were moderately protected from Omicron with little decline in protection even a year after their prior infection. A key finding was that a history of vaccination with the standard two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine, but no history of prior infection, brought no significant protection against symptomatic omicron infection. Having a booster dose appeared to be about 60 percent protective, though most boosters were received just weeks before the Omicron wave. Overall, the analysis suggested—consistently with prior studies—that mRNA vaccines and boosters work fairly well in protecting against symptomatic omicron infection, though their protective effect wanes rapidly and disappears within six months or so. For those with no history of vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 infection during a prior-variant wave was associated with almost the same degree of protection even a year after infection. Study links sugar-sweetened beverage consumption with liver cancer Large study of postmenopausal women suggests avoiding sweetened beverages could help reduce likelihood of developing liver cancer University of South Carolina, June 14, 2022 A study of more than 90,000 postmenopausal women found that those who consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily faced a 78% higher risk of developing liver cancer compared with people who consumed less than three servings per month of such beverages. “Our findings suggest sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a potential modifiable risk factor for liver cancer,” said Longgang Zhao, at the University of South Carolina, the study's lead author. “If our findings are confirmed, reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption might serve as a public health strategy to reduce liver cancer burden. Replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with water, and non-sugar-sweetened coffee or tea could significantly lower liver cancer risk.” For the new study, researchers analyzed data from 90,504 postmenopausal women who participated in the Women's Health Initiative, a long-term study launched in the early 1990s. Researchers assessed sugar-sweetened beverage intake based on validated food frequency questionnaires and confirmed liver cancer diagnoses using participants' medical records. About 7% of participants reported consuming one or more 12-ounce servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per day and a total of 205 women developed liver cancer. Women consuming one or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily were 78% more likely to develop liver cancer and those consuming at least one soft drink per day were 73% more likely to develop liver cancer compared with those who never consumed these beverages or consumed less than three servings per month. Most people think their diet is healthier than it is U.S. Department of Agriculture, June 14, 2022 How healthy is your diet? It seems like a simple question, but according to a new study, it's one that most Americans struggle to get right. “We found that only a small percentage of U.S. adults can accurately assess the healthfulness of their diet, and interestingly, it's mostly those who perceive their diet as poor who are able to accurately assess their diet,” said Jessica Thomson, PhD, research epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in the Southeast Area, the study's lead author. “Additionally, most adults overrate the quality of their diet, sometimes to a substantial degree.” The study revealed significant disconnects between the researcher-calculated scores and how participants ranked their own diet. Out of over 9,700 participants, about 8,000 (roughly 85%) inaccurately assessed their diet quality. Of those, almost all (99%) overrated the healthfulness of their diet. Surprisingly, accuracy was highest among those who rated their diet as poor, among whom the researcher's score matched the participant's rating 97% of the time. The proportion of participants who accurately assessed their diet quality ranged from 1%-18% in the other four rating categories.
On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus breakdown and review Green Hell VR! The winner of our community voted episode to review, and for good reason! This survival game made by Incuvo S.A and available now on the official Oculus Quest store has a beautiful and anxiety-inducing environments, fun survival elements, and an amazing story! Listen for our full review, breakdown, and final score!If you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Maybe even become a podcast supporter and help us make the dream of full-time podcasting become a reality!Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com!This podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design- the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRGreen Hell VR Store Link: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3815577785147028/Store Description:Follow the story of Jake Higgins, a famous anthropologist, who is thrown deep into the emerald and impenetrable Amazonian rain forest - the green hell. What you discover will be worse than what you fought so hard against to survive. Find yourself stranded in a dangerous jungle, surrounded by predators with only a trusty smartwatch, backpack, and the survival guide, so craft away! VR makes crafting even more realistic as you need to find the right elements and put them together in a specific way to make tools, spears, and shelter - all by hand! Watch your vitals and discover herbs with their medical potential to stay healthy. Hunt wild animals to secure the next meal and defend yourself with a bow and arrow - work on your aim and level up your skill. With mechanics adjusted to virtual reality, Green Hell VR: Quest Edition is a truly immersive and demanding game - Find out how long you can stay alive.*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on some links above Support the show
This week on The Line of Fire, Ramita's guest is the Peruvian journalist and BAFTA-nominated documentary maker Guillermo Galdos. Guillermo is the Latin America correspondent at Channel 4 News and is known for his work investigating drug cartels. In the first of a two-part interview, Guillermo describes how his family was forced to flee Peru, and why he gave up his safe newsroom job in London to cover conflicts in Latin America. Guillermo discusses the risks of investigating drug cartels and how he has learnt to deal with some of the world's most dangerous men - including hitmen. He also speaks candidly about dealing with the violence around him, including the murders of many of his friends and colleagues, and how he turned to Amazonian tribes and the powerful hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca to heal his trauma. Show Notes: If you want to learn more about Guillermo's work, check out his page on the Channel 4 News website. You can watch Guillermo's film about the history of the Colombian conflict El Testigo on Netflix. Follow Guillermo on Twitter: @GuillermoGaldos
Jeremy Narby (born 1959 in Montreal, Quebec) is Canadian anthropologist and author of numerous book. We speak about his latest publication: Plant Teachers: Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and the Pursuit of Knowledge In his books, Narby examines shamanism, molecular biology, and shamans' knowledge of botanics and biology through the use of entheogens across many cultures. Narby grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and Switzerland. He studied history at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He has a PhD in anthropology from Stanford University and spent time in the Peruvian Amazon undertaking his PhD research starting in 1984. During those years living with the Ashaninca, Narby cateloguued indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby has written and edited five books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. The resulting documentary film was Night of the Liana. Since 1989, Narby has been working as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss Non-governmental organiation, Nouvelle Planète. Narby and three molecular biologists feature in the documentary Night of the Liana that documents them revising the Peruvian Amazon to test hypothesis presented in Intelligence in Nature.
Our No Labels, No Limits podcast welcomes Marcela Benson, M.A. She is a Spiritual Nutrition Counselor, Essene Priestess, and author based in Miami Beach, Florida. She is a healer, passionate poet, avid student and spiritual teacher. She has been trained by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD., at his School of Holistic Wellness in Arizona, where she graduated with a Mastery in Vegan Live Food Nutrition, specializing in spiritual fasting and recovering from diabetes naturally. She has studied superfood nutrition, Ayurvedic science, Chinese tonic herbalism, Amazonian herbalism, zero-point energy healing, healing with gems and stones, and application of bio-resonance, biofeedback, and frequencies for harmonization at some of the top institutes in the world. Her mission is to help the world evolve into a new way of living & eating. Her Magnus opus coffee table book, Love, Peace & Vegetables: Recipes for Conscious Living was created as an inspirational guide to bring health, spirituality, positivity, and compassion to your home. This Magnus opus holds more than 18 years of research in the field of body, mind, spirit and vegan nutrition. She brings this knowledge together as an exquisitely designed book that includes lifestyle advice, inspiration, affirmations, tips, menus, over 150 Live-Food, Vegan recipes, original art, and color pictures. For more information and recipes, visit https://marcela.love Marcela is here today to offer some delicious information from Love, Peace & Vegetables.Learn more and connect with Marcela here:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcelatbenson/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcelatbenson/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Raquelmarcelarafaela/videos Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
An ecological retreat on the edge of the Amazonian rainforest, which has the area's indigenous people as its nearest neighbours. A self declared independent artist's republic in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius with its own flag, currency and constitution. A peace loving community in New Zealand where everyone shares their money and children can safely roam free. Then there is the Argentinian family which travelled the world by vintage car on a journey that lasted for more than 22 years. Alan Dein connects with people around the world who are reaching further, dreaming deeper and seeking a different path in life.
Something different -and personally very exciting- this week. In the few days in between my Ecuadorian ayahuasca retreat and a return to my Peruvian jungle dieta, I got to visit the art school founded by my favourite artist, Pablo Amargino. Even better… I got given the tour by Pablo's son, Juan! Juan is himself an artist, so I also got to see some of his work, and some of the work of Pablo's students. Plus I got the opportunity to ask some questions about Peruvian shamanism and curanderismo, and have some of the amazing concepts depicted in the painting spelled out. This is very much a video episode, rather than an audio on, so be sure to head over to YouTube and check it out. Enjoy!
Una nota: para ver las notas del programa en español para este episodio, visite mi sitio web a: https://www.universewithinpodcast.com/podcast/jose-lopez-sanchezHey everybody! Episode 86 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with José López Sánchez. I have known José for a number of years since we both met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center the Temple of the Way of Light. I have worked extensively with his sisters and mother as well, Lila, Laura, and Ynes, who I also interviewed in previous episodes (see episodes 56 and 6). José is a highly-skilled and powerful Shipibo curandero, a doctor working with a traditional plant and energetic way of healing. He comes from a long line and family of healers and has been studying and working with plant medicines for a few decades now. In this episode, we talked about a number of subjects including his story, the Shipibos, ayahuasca, cosmovisions, and the importance of master plant dietas. José is quite special in that he has a mastery of both the Shipibo language as well as Spanish, and has worked with many Shipibos, mestizos, and foreigners. This ability to communicate this world of plant medicine and a knowledge of how different archetypal minds think is very unique and allows him to express sometimes esoteric or complex ideas in a language that a general public can easily understand and process. So I'm sure you all will learn a lot from José. Thank you to my friend Anne-Laure Vincke for the translation. The video version of the interview has subtitles while the audio version has English translation. As always, to support this podcast, get early access to shows, bonus material, and Q&As, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!Maestro José is the driving force of our center. He is the son of the legendary Shipibo Onaya (master plant-spirit healer) Maestra Ynes Sànchez Gonzales and Maestro David Lopèz and a lineage of powerful and well-respected healers dating back hundreds of years.Having apprenticed extensively first under his paternal grandfather, a Meraya (highest level Shipibo healer), then his uncle and his mother, since the age of seven years old, he received the wisdom of his ancestors, the Shipibo-Conibo cosmovision and sophisticated practices of Shipibo plant-spirit healing.He honorably bridges the modern world to traditional Amazonian medicine and has been healing many hundreds of people locally in various rainforest communities and in westerners ayahuasca centers throughout South America.Maestro José assumes his role of service with benevolence and tender strength. His work is offered with love and gratitude for the medicine and plants that guide him.To learn more about José and Shipibo Rao, visit his website and on FB & Instagram at:https://shipiborao.com/ & https://www.instagram.com/shipiborao/ & https://www.facebook.com/Shipibo-Rao-2309361349308313For more information about me and my upcoming plant medicine retreats with my colleague Merav Artzi, visit my site at: https://www.NicotianaRustica.orgSupport this podcast on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithinDonate directly with PayPal:https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanikMusic courtesy of: Nuno Moreno (end song). Visit: https://m.soundcloud.com/groove_a_zen_sound and https://nahira-ziwa.bandcamp.com/ And Stefan Kasapovski's Santero Project (intro song). Visit: https://spoti.fi/3y5Rd4Hhttps://www.facebook.com/UniverseWithinPodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast
Today's good news: Summers talks about how the Wildlife Conservation Society is building an enormous photo database of Amazonian wildlife with the help of an international team of scientists. Then, Kristy discusses how authorities around the world are working to regulate greenwashing. If you'd like to nominate someone you know who's doing good in this world, send an email to: email@example.com. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!
Bringing balance into your life is so important. The key areas are the mind, body and of course spirit. I have found for myself that if I neglect one of these areas they have show up for me to bring them into balance.In this episode, we're going to dive into the body and embracing some key areas to help keep it strong and healthy. My guest this week has been on her own courageous journey to health. And she is here to share some amazing tips & tools and her new book with us. Her name is Marcela Benson. And as she has taught conscious eating with Dr. Cousens, all around the world organizing week long intensives in Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Spain. She has studied superfood nutrition, either Vedic Science, Chinese tonic herbalism, Amazonian herbalism crystal and zero point energy healing, healing with gems and stones topical placements and application of quartz and vegan and raw nutrition at some of the top institutes in the world. All of these modalities and more are an integral part of the tool she uses, which is in her life's work and in her daily life. She has recently given birth to an amazing new book called Love, Peace and Vegetables which is the result of Marcela's journey to realization, beginning as a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a mashup of Syrian and Israeli Jewish parentage, and the South American cosmopolitan upbringing of Buenos Aires, she was the embodiment of cross-cultural influences, embracing ritual, family and culture of all. But her family history and habits also marked her for something darker—obesity. At the age of twenty-five, she stood on a scale that showed her the terrible truth – she weighed 258 pounds Love, Peace and Vegetables assembles what she learned, so that she can share and pass it along to the world. Embracing a spiritual approach to conscious living and total immersion into the Live Food Lifestyle, Marcela is an elegant ambassador for the life she espouses. This incredible book, filled with arresting art, poetry, spiritual inspiration, pristine eating food prep instruction never before assembled in one place, gorgeous photography of luscious dishes worthy of Gourmet Magazine, and hundreds of yummy recipes that will entice the pallet—is a one-of-a-kind labor of love. And it is a guidebook for self-love and a manual for adding more love into the world. Insights to add to your spiritual toolbox from this episode:1. Reunite our bodies2. Pillars of nutrition3. How you eat4. Areas in your kitchen that are supportive/non-supportive for your health5. Upgrading your life6. Diabetes in family7. Signs of abundance 8. Dr. Gabriel Cousens9. Receiving support from others10. Love, Peace & Vegetables bookVisit Marcela's websiteAre you looking for an all natural, lab tested, high quality products to help with your chronic pain, improve sleep and reduce stress? Then you will love the CBD products from Feel Good Hemp. Check out the link to the Feel Good Hemp Shop and use the code tnt25 to get 25 % off your first order. Medicinal Foods These are some of the highest quality, tastiest superfoods on Earth, and super awesome support to keep your body rocking with enthusiasm all year long.
Zoë Tryon is a renowned activist, speaker, and artist known for her work with indigenous communities globally. She is the Founder of One of the Tribe Journeys, a travel company that offers privately led, immersive experiences with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes. Through One of the Tribe, Zoë has led journalists, filmmakers and celebrities to witness places in the world few will ever see. Zoë also founded the One of the Tribe non-profit to raise awareness for the issues facing indigenous communities and has acted as a cultural liaison between indigenous and Western leaders since 2006 when she first began living with the Achuar Tribe in the Amazon. Since then Zoë has lived and worked with the Achuar, Shuar, Kichwa, Sapara and Waorani peoples across Ecuador. She has supported education, health and economic capacity building projects, advocated for environmental and constitutional rights, and worked closely with indigenous partners on the largest environmental lawsuit in history.Zoë speaks worldwide on the interconnected issues of environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility and how we can apply extraordinary wisdom from tribal cultures to our lives today. She is an ambassador for Amazon Watch, a champion for the Clearwater Campaign and a creative activist for the Creative Visions Foundation. Her artwork is held in private collections around the world.Find out more at ZoeTryon.com or her Instagram Page @ZoeTyron.If you're interested in accompanying her on a once in a lifetime journey into the Amazon, go to One of the Tribe Journeys.Also - cuencasagradas.organd sacredheadwaters.org-------------------------------------------------Click to become a PatronWhat's that mesmerising soundtrack? That's Marlia Coeur: Spotify | YouTube.
Zoë Tryon is a renowned activist, speaker, and artist known for her work with indigenous communities globally. She is the Founder of One of the Tribe Journeys, a travel company that offers privately led, immersive experiences with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes. Through One of the Tribe, Zoë has led journalists, filmmakers and celebrities to witness places in the world few will ever see. Zoë also founded the One of the Tribe non-profit to raise awareness for the issues facing indigenous communities and has acted as a cultural liaison between indigenous and Western leaders since 2006 when she first began living with the Achuar Tribe in the Amazon. Since then Zoë has lived and worked with the Achuar, Shuar, Kichwa, Sapara and Waorani peoples across Ecuador. She has supported education, health and economic capacity building projects, advocated for environmental and constitutional rights, and worked closely with indigenous partners on the largest environmental lawsuit in history.Zoë speaks worldwide on the interconnected issues of environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility and how we can apply extraordinary wisdom from tribal cultures to our lives today. She is an ambassador for Amazon Watch, a champion for the Clearwater Campaign and a creative activist for the Creative Visions Foundation. Her artwork is held in private collections around the world.Find out more at ZoeTryon.com or her Instagram Page @ZoeTyron.If you're interested in accompanying her on a once in a lifetime journey into the Amazon, go to One of the Tribe Journeys.Also - cuencasagradas.organdsacredheadwaters.org-------------------------------------------------Click to become a PatronWhat's that mesmerising soundtrack? That's Marlia Coeur: Spotify | YouTube.
00:45 The puzzle of PalaeospondylusOver a hundred years ago, archaeologists discovered fossils of the aquatic animal Palaeospondylus. But since then researchers have been unable to place where this animal sits on the tree of life. Now, new analysis of Palaeospondylus's anatomy might help to solve this mystery.Research article: Hirasawa et al.News and Views: Clues to the identity of the fossil fish Palaeospondylus08:18 Research HighlightsA strong, silk-based version of mother of pearl, and the parrots that use their heads when climbing.Research Highlight: Silk imitates mother of pearl for a tough, eco-friendly materialResearch Highlight: A ‘forbidden' body type? These parrots flout the rules10:51 How lasers revealed an ancient Amazonian civilizationArchaeologists have used LiDAR to uncover evidence of an ancient civilization buried in the Bolivian Amazon. The team's work suggests that this area was not as sparsely populated in pre-Hispanic times as previously thought.Research article: Prümers et al.News and Views: Large-scale early urban settlements in AmazoniaNature Video: Lost beneath the leaves: Lasers reveal an ancient Amazonian civilisation16:21 Briefing ChatWe discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the debate surrounding the first transplant of pig kidneys into humans, and the plants grown in lunar soil.Nature News: First pig kidneys transplanted into people: what scientists thinkBBC News: Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough testSubscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You are in for a deeply reverent and honoring treat today! We are all blessed to share potent ancient wisdom space today with Manari Ushigua, the spiritual leader of the Sápara nation and Ecuadorian Amazon. I've been connected with Menotti for a while—I've even taken part in his Dream World online program. With less than 600 of the Sápara nation peoples left on the planet and Manari being their leader to them, it felt so imperatively vital to have him on the podcast so we can help keep their ancient Amazonian wisdom traditions alive. In addition, on today's voyage we are also being joined by the amazing Jessica Scheer. She is the bridge and translator and making today's Ceremony Circle voyage possible. Top 5 Things You'll Learn from This Episode: why learning to work with your dreams is so important and how to do so more about Makihaunu—the path to the spirit world Working with Grandmother Medicine, Ayahuasca, in his tradition the Sápara Nation's view on women some samples of the power of the ancient Kichwa language I also took listener questions from my Instagram followers at https://www.instagram.com/iamalysoncharles/?hl=en (@IAMALYSONCHARLES)—if you want to ask a question of a future guest or to connect with me, follow me there or go to http://alysoncharles.com (alysoncharles.com) Most importantly, if you'd like to enter the world of dreams with Manari yourself, you can enroll right now in his Dream World program https://www.dreamworldprogram.com/ (dreamworldprogram.com). If you use code ROCKSTAR10 at checkout, you will automatically be making a donation to the Sápara peoples and their sacred traditions and land. And as Manari is also the founder of Naku, a healing retreat center in Ecuador, I also wanted to receive his wisdom teachings on working with Ayahuasca, and his views on how to best do so with honor and reverence. Make sure to join us in our closing practice: Manari shared a song from the Amazonian jungles that calls in everyone's spirit and heart medicine. You can https://www.dreamworldprogram.com/ (sign up) for Manari's Dream World online program, learn more about https://www.naku.com.ec/about (Naku), or follow him on https://www.tiktok.com/@manariushigua (TikTok) and http://instagram.com/manariushigua (Instagram). Connect with him directly for a one-to-one dream interpretation, virtual healing, or private ceremony at https://www.manariushigua.com/ (manariushigua.com).
I had the pleasure of having Michael Thornhill on as a BHI guest to learn about many different modalities of healing. I am here to help you and your audience empower your healing, activate your intuition and embody your truth. I am professional channel, plant spirit healer and loving husband. My wife and I run a Multi-dimensional Center for Healing & Evolution here in Peru called Casa Galactica. Here we work with ayahuasca, Amazonian plant medicines, alternative healing modalities and our innate connection with spirit to help you heal and awaken to the very truth of who you are. I have appeared on the Top 50, "Almost 30 Podcast", amongst other inspiring shows where I have collaborated with hosts to creating unique and empowering conversations to inspire others to heal themselves and evolve. I am passionate about helping others heal from trauma, connect with spirit and their own innate multi-dimensional abilities. With the help of plant spirits, I myself have healed from many layers of violent sexual abuse, addiction, and trauma, and now dedicate my life to helping others heal themselves and awaken to their true nature. Contact Information https://www.casagalactica.com/ https://www.casagalactica.com/growth-portal
The third installment of our Stories of the Amazonian Tribe is here! For this one, we have Joe Trelin, an Amazon “recidivist”, meaning he had multiple “tours” with the company, working in various departments and in different positions. Charles sat down with Joe to talk about his time with Amazon, as we take a peek and a view on the culture inside Amazon, the processes, and learn more about the bits and pieces that make the big Amazon tick. Key takeaways from the podcast: - Everyone has a role to play in the process of innovation, and sometimes you need to be the spark that gets it all going - How to function in ambiguity and unconventional roles - How customer-centricity can impact product & service development Our Guest: Joe Trelin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-trelin-6a89a7/ Website: https://authid.ai/ Intro and background music: Craig MacArthur - Power Shutoff (www.youtube.com/watch?v=x74iB_jtauw)
If I honor my sadness and I don't try to get away from it and I feel to the bottom of my sadness, there's really just gratitude that I even get to hold my son, hold my partner, and experience life. That is an extreme recipe for living life fucking well if I can just honor the sadness about that. That is living; honoring the sadness is living. Being in fear is not living. - Josh Trent Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Is Your Energy Low? Get more superfoods to improve your energy, digestion, gut health plus also reduce inflammation and blood sugar. Click HERE to try Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex + Save 15% with the code 'JOSH' *Review The WF Podcast & WIN $150 in wellness prizes! *Join The Facebook Group Wellness + Wisdom Episode 449 In this special Quadcast, Josh Trent is joined by fellow podcasters and previous Wellness + Wisdom guests, Cal Callahan, Luke Storey, and Dr. John Lieurance to explore the magic of vision quests and rites of passages in life, how to begin unpacking your fears, how to heal your allostatic load of chronic stress, and the powerful medicine that comes from the wounded healer. Are you ready to start living with your heart wide open? Discover the powerful life transformation of taking responsibility for identifying and healing your core wounds to live your life's vision. MitoZen Nasal Spray + More! USE CODE "WELLNESSFORCE" CLICK HERE TO SAVE 10% Every single night before we go to bed, my partner Carrie Michelle and I perform a beautiful ritual using the ZEN extra strength + Oxytocin. 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USE CODE "WELLNESSFORCE" CLICK HERE TO SAVE 10% Listen To Episode 449 As Josh, Cal, Luke, and Dr. John Uncover: [1:30] The Magic of a Vision Quest 400 Cal Callahan 361 Luke Storey 436 Dr. John Lieurance Part 1 Vision Quest: Honoring Our Ancestors Part 2 Vision Quest: Touching Death 405 Tim Corcoran The Great Unlearn: Episode 59: Vision Quests, The Hungry Ghost, and Armoring Ourselves with Overindulgences | Josh Trent Josh's experience doing now two vision quests and how the experiences differed. What Josh explored during this second vision quest and how a sinus infection impacted it. 196 Aubrey Marcus : Owning The Day, Open Relationships, & Skipping Breakfast? Josh's addiction to stress and how the vision quest helped him begin to let go of it. The deep money wound in Josh's family's lineage and why he now sees wellness as a pentagon which includes financial intelligence. Ultimate gifts from the quest that were given to Josh and how he's incorporating that into his life. The trauma that Carrie and Josh went through as their son, Novah, spent several days in the NICU. How Josh is working to heal his trauma and become a fully embodied man. [17:15] The Science of Fasting Exploring the science of fasting with Dr. John Lieurance. MitoZen The importance of taking time to integrate wisdom learned after an experience like a vision quest, plant medicine, or psychedelics. The Great Unlearn Ep 82. Dr. John Lieurance | Optimizing Your Body's Cleansing Process With Melatonin Not Just for Sleep: Melatonin | The Master Molecule & Next Level Biohacks Exploring the vitality of the body, mastering of the mind, forgiving filters in life, and the direct experience with God to live life well according to Dr. John. The fact that fasting has been a natural way of being for our body since the dawn of man. Proper methods of fasting and what you have to keep in mind about ketones, ketosis, and autophagy. H.V.M.N. Which exogenous ketones you can keep in mind while shopping around to help train your body to see ketones as energy to prep for fasting. Feel Free by Botanic Tonics 401 Jerry Ross Why Feel Free from Botanic Tonics will not break your fast. How kratom in Feel Free suppresses appetite and can be beneficial for your fasting experience. [25:00] To Fast or Not to Fast? 389 Dave Asprey Bulletproof Coffee How intermittent fasting can impact people differently whether positively or negatively. Dr. Jack Kruse Surviving The City With Spiritual Science With Dr. Jack Kruse What fasting may or may not be something to do at different stages of your life. Why Luke loves eating first thing in the morning and then tapering off food as it gets closer to bedtime. 299 Christa Orecchio Why you shouldn't consider fasting if you have a lot of stress in your life right now or rely on caffeine a lot. Luke's experience being sent to a therapeutic boarding school at the age of 14 in the early 90s which has connections to a cult. The positive, character-building event that Luke and other students experienced during which they hiked up a mountain and stayed there for 3 days. Unpacking why it's so scary for people these days to go out in nature alone after being accustomed to city life for so long. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette [33:10] Rites of Passage for Life The fact that there isn't really any set rites of passage for young boys or girls ages 13-18 and why they're so beneficial for their personal development. Exploring the connection of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems plus the importance of balancing them. Why it's so beneficial to teach young kids how to be present with themselves through stillness and mindfulness. Dr. Joe Dispenza [40:30] FEAR: For Everyone's Attention, Responsibly | How To Address & Heal Core Wounds The difference between irrational and rational fear and why it's our responsibility to do an in-depth look at both types when they come up for us. Why Luke was consumed by fear when he became sober and how he began to unpack it in his heart and in his mind. What to do when anxious thoughts about the future start to come up for you. How to help someone when it's their orientation to look for all of the bad things that could happen in life. The power of watching the mind, instead of being the mind through practices like breathwork, float tanks, and meditation. Common fears people of not being worthy, not being loved, and fear of being alone or of death. How to begin to unpack the fears you hold in your heart and what they really mean. [52:30] Healing the Allostatic Load of Chronic Stress Melatonin: Miracle Molecule by Dr. John Lieurance The powerful benefits of melatonin for the body especially as the primary supporter of the sympathetic system. 160 Chronotypes, Circadian Rhythm, & Oura – Petteri Lahtela The fact that our body does not know the difference between whether we're being chased by a bear or at home thinking about the idea of that; all it knows is that we are in a state of fear. How to let go of our fear of death, metaphorically "die," say "yes" to non-existence and be present right now. Building a loving relationship with the ego, being aligned with it, and being grateful for it rather than fighting against it. Why the ego is so important as it keeps us alive and allows us to see and explore the embodied soul. The fact that psychedelics are not for everyone and deep inner work is required before considering them. Healing wisdom they have received from using psychedelics properly with expert guidance. The difference between fear and being sad about life experiences. How we can honor the sadness in our hearts that we experience in life or what may or will happen in the future. [1:10:30] Keeping Your Heart Open How the body processes gratitude internally in our hearts when we're expressing sadness on the outside. What open eye meditation is and exploring its healing benefits when you need it. Why it can be a healthy practice to be still and contemplate death in order to enjoy life in the present moment. The tall order of trying to always keep your heart open rather than closed off, especially to the people that we care about the most in life. Why nothing good ever comes from closing off our hearts - whether for us or other people. How to lean into more love and openness when your initial reaction is to be closed off. How terrible things that happened to our ancestors are wired in our DNA so that we can survive down the road. Josh's long-term experience trying to heal his relationship with his father and ultimately letting go to help him find closure. 311 Mark Wolynn 366 Mark Wolynn Richard C. Schwartz How we can create more love within our hearts and let go of drama in our daily lives as our egos fight for survival. [1:36:30] Addressing & Healing Our Core Wounds How to address core wounds you may in your heart have including a father wound like many people have right now in our modern world. Why is this happening to me....AGAIN?! by Dr. Michael Ryce WhyAgain.org Why many thoughts and emotions of hostility are coming up because people are not doing the inner work to resolve their generational issues. How to begin exploring the trauma and pain we have experienced firsthand in life. What steps Luke took to heal the abuse he received at a very young age. How Luke's trauma has fueled his spirituality and thirst to help and serve other people. 332 John Wineland Owning and taking responsibility for the trauma in our lives as we allow our hearts to be wide open. Exploring spirituality, God, and both the good and bad in the world that is expressed as God. Paul Chek | All is God [1:52:30] The Medicine of the Wounded Healer The incredible healing that happens when the wounded healer has their hearts wide open and shares their wisdom with the world. How to get out of victimhood mode and begin to take ownership for your life and emotional state. Exploring the contrasts of good and bad in life. The power of emotional intelligence and asking for support when negative feelings start to come up. How to pause and acknowledge the emotions that you're experiencing right now in your heart. 435 Dr. John Gray | Wellness In Relationships: Testosterone, Estrogen, Semen Retention & Sexual Polarity Higher Powered: Autobiography Of A Sex And Love Yogi W/ John Gray The fact that we all start somewhere with our healing journey 394 Adam Roa | 3 Pillars For Radical Life Change: Poetry About Life, Love & Freedom The Great Unlearn: 61. Adam Roa | Love Is Our Expander The powerful gift of looking in our hearts and giving ourselves grace every single day and looking back at how far we've come in life. 192 Jason Prall [2:24:30] Boost Your Health with MitoZen Dr. John Lieurance's company, MitoZen, and what they offer to customers including red light therapy and suppositories. How red light works and why it's so beneficial for the body. The difference between spending time in sunlight versus red light therapy. Why red light is such a great quick fix for people who are very busy. What methylene blue is and why some people need it but you must check with your doctor first before taking it. The Great Unlearn 82. Dr. John Lieurance | Optimizing Your Body's Cleansing Process With Melatonin Why you do not want to take methylene blue if you're pregnant, taking SSRIs, psychedelics, or anything that could impact serotonin. Podcast Magazine Power Quotes From The Show Witnessing Radical Body Vitality Through Fasting "As you are able to improve the vitality of the body with a tool like fasting, you're going to be happier, process information better, and there will be parts of your brain that will be able to communicate with each other better and you'll be able to make sense of things. You'll be able to have a more powerful divine connection. Everything will work better and when we first start out on this journey, getting the vitality of the body is super important, especially for the brain and nervous system for radical health transformation." - Dr. John Lieurance Unpacking Fear vs Anxiety "I notice that so many people use the words, 'fear' and 'anxiety' often interchangeably and when I first became sober, I used to just be so consumed with fear. However, as I started to unpack it, I realized that fear is when a wolf walks through the door and your life is in danger; a totally natural, healthy response is to be in fear and get away in that moment. Anxiety is if you're sitting here and there's no wolf on the property and you're obsessively thinking about what would happen if a wolf walked through the door right now. Fear is, in its truest sense for me, something that is immediate and righteous but anxiety is imaginary and always future-based that has no basis in reality. So, how can we uproot that anxiety and have greater open awareness that keeps us grounded in this present moment?" - Luke Storey The Wounded Healer's Magic "The magic really happens when you take yourself out of victimhood and take ownership of your life. When we play the victim, we're just at the world's mercy and totally powerless. Opposite of that, when you transform into the wounded healer, you are the one that carries the real medicine that you get to share with others." - Cal Callahan Botanic Tonics | Feel Free Save 40% on your Botanic Tonics Feel Free order with the code WELLNESS40 at wellnessforce.com/FeelFree A feel good wellness tonic of ancient plants from the South Pacificand Southeast Asia where they've been used socially and in wellness for centuries. Experience a new way to feel good and feel free. Links From Today's Show 400 Cal Callahan 361 Luke Storey 436 Dr. John Lieurance Part 1 Vision Quest: Honoring Our Ancestors Part 2 Vision Quest: Touching Death 405 Tim Corcoran The Great Unlearn: Episode 59: Vision Quests, The Hungry Ghost, and Armoring Ourselves with Overindulgences | Josh Trent 196 Aubrey Marcus : Owning The Day, Open Relationships, & Skipping Breakfast? MitoZen The Great Unlearn Ep 82. Dr. John Lieurance | Optimizing Your Body's Cleansing Process With Melatonin Not Just for Sleep: Melatonin | The Master Molecule & Next Level Biohacks H.V.M.N. Feel Free by Botanic Tonics 401 Jerry Ross Dr. Joe Dispenza Melatonin: Miracle Molecule by Dr. John Lieurance 160 Chronotypes, Circadian Rhythm, & Oura – Petteri Lahtela 311 Mark Wolynn 366 Mark Wolynn Richard C. Schwartz Why is this happening to me....AGAIN?! by Dr. Michael Ryce WhyAgain.org 332 John Wineland Paul Chek | All is God 435 Dr. John Gray | Wellness In Relationships: Testosterone, Estrogen, Semen Retention & Sexual Polarity Higher Powered: Autobiography Of A Sex And Love Yogi W/ John Gray 394 Adam Roa | 3 Pillars For Radical Life Change: Poetry About Life, Love & Freedom The Great Unlearn: 61. Adam Roa | Love Is Our Expander 192 Jason Prall The Great Unlearn 82. Dr. John Lieurance | Optimizing Your Body's Cleansing Process With Melatonin Podcast Magazine Shop the Wellness Force Store breathwork.io Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Seeking Health - Save 10% with the code 'JOSH' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, you only cover the cost of shipping Botanic Tonics – Save 40% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS40' Essential Oil Wizardry: Save 10% with the code 'WELLNESSFORCE' Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes Cal Callahan Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Luke Storey Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Dr. John Lieurance Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube About Cal Callahan Cal Callahan, a retired trader, hosts The Great Unlearn Podcast and runs Unlearn Ventures — an investment fund and incubator for forward-thinking projects. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, three kids, two dogs and pet pig named Petunia. Through The Great Unlearn Podcast, Cal shares conversations with some the world's leading experts & performers to help men and women unlearn their way into a new way of being. About Dr. John Lieurance Naturopath & Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. John Lieurance, has been in private practice for over 27 Years. Currently with Advanced Rejuvenation, a Multi Disciplinary Clinic, with a focus on Alternative & Regenerative Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Functional Neurology, Functional Cranial Release (FCR), Lumomed, Lyme Disease, Mold Illness and many other Neurological Conditions. His treatments have been proven very successful for treating many chronic neurological and chronic infection conditions. He believes that toxins and infections are at the root of many conditions including Autoimmune, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Inner Ear Conditions, and most Degenerative Neurologic Conditions. About Luke Storey Luke Storey a former Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Stylist, motivational speaker, kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, world-class biohacker, and host of The Life Stylist Podcast. He's spent the past twenty-two years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle, based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living. Using himself as a human research lab, Luke has explored a broad and sometimes extreme variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From surviving being injected with poisonous Amazonian frog venom, to enduring weeks of neurofeedback meditation in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the earth for the most cutting edge as well as ancient technologies of healing and transformation. Luke has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels and speaking engagements. As a transformational speaker and entrepreneur, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness through his innovative and highly effective Lifestyle Design teachings, his Youtube channel, and wildly popular podcast, The Life Stylist.
Chapter 106 has a real sense of climax, a feeling of crescendo if you prefer, as we build up themes from the Somewhere Else episodes to the pitch of fever. Firstly I take name-dropping to a whole new level, this is out-of-the-park stuff and you will know exactly what I mean when the moment arrives. Secondly, if you thought the Pugwash-inspired oceangoing crooncast was good, then look out... This week's, mention of Amazonian poison-dart frogs may well have inspired my Magnum Opus. And finally, this may be the best example of the post-diary chat being clearly undertaken by two blokes who hadn't actually read the diary entries in question, as we go on to repeat everything I had read out loud a moment earlier. Love'n'buffalo (they're bison really), and keep on croakin' h https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Ask former Amazon Seller Performance investigator your most burning questions about selling on Amazon.Join us for another #AmazonSellerHappyHour with Lesley Hensell, Riverbend Co-founder, and Kelly Johnston, ex-Amazonian and now Riverbend's Director of Operations, live "Ask us Anything" episode on May 11 at 6 pm EDT.
Jim Kwik is a Mental Performance Coach who works with big name celebrities and the country's top CEOs. He teaches them to make the most of their brain's processing power. You would think, with mantras like ‘memory will make you money,' and ‘learn more to earn more,' that Jim would be a staunch Wall Street Warrior, but instead, Jim uses his power for good and creates Superheros who believe that it's not about making a dollar, it's about making a difference. In this throwback episode, Jim joins Daniel to share stories about the wisdom of Amazonian elders, the importance of dreams, the effects of technology on our memory, and biohacks for success.Connect with Jim Kwik https://www.jimkwik.com/Kwik Learninghttps://kwiklearning.com/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/jimkwik/?hl=en ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Plant based medicines are making a huge jump in popularity as this decade of the soaring 20's ramps up. But potentially the most mysterious of them all is a life-changing brew that has been used in Amazonian ceremonies for at least a thousand years. So, will western culture bastardize it, or use it to evolve into a higher plane of awareness? Drink up and feel the healing. Subject discussed in the first segment: Ancient Medicine Subject discussed in the second segment: The Experience Greg The Guinea Pig: Jhavid Mohseni is the CEO of Aperone Corporation, a global Cannabis trading ecosystem, and has over 7 years as a student of Mother Ayahuasca. Products Featured: MFused—Zookies Vape Cart MFused—Peach Rings Vape Cart Sponsors: First Break: HELLAVATED FAIRWINDS AVITAS Stoney Baloney Episode: Wookies
"Even low dose mercury toxicity can be harmful to human health in a variety of ways: enhanced free radical stress, reduced glutathione levels, increase in apolipoprotein E g4 genotype expression, promotion of neurofibrillary tangles and altered immune sensitivity. It has been implicated in contributing to autism, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinsonism, and even lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that may have neurologic involvement. Mercury toxicity has been reported as an occupational risk to dental staff, goldminers, and chloralkali factory workers. My father, a dentist, developed neurological symptoms of mercury poisoning after handling many dental amalgams, so I have some firsthand experience with its danger. Even in remote parts of the world like the Amazonian basin evidence of neurotoxic levels of methyl mercury contamination has been observed. Testing adults in a remote village on the Tapajos River, investigators found that loss of manual dexterity and visual contrast acuity correlated with mercury levels even in a range considered non-toxic." Arnold R. Eiser is an internal medicine physician. He shares his story and discusses his book, Preserving Brain Health in a Toxic Age: New Insights from Neuroscience, Integrative Medicine, and Public Health. Did you enjoy today's episode? Rate and review the show so more audiences can find The Podcast by KevinMD. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out. Reflect and earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode. Also available in Category 1 CME bundles. Powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Learn more at about.cmefy.com/cme-info
About YoavYoav is a security veteran recognized on Microsoft Security Response Center's Most Valuable Research List (BlackHat 2019). Prior to joining Orca Security, he was a Unit 8200 researcher and team leader, a chief architect at Hyperwise Security, and a security architect at Check Point Software Technologies. Yoav enjoys hunting for Linux and Windows vulnerabilities in his spare time.Links Referenced: Orca Security: https://orca.security Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoavalon TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Vultr. 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My thanks to them for sponsoring this ridiculous podcast.Corey: Finding skilled DevOps engineers is a pain in the neck! And if you need to deploy a secure and compliant application to AWS, forgettaboutit! But that's where DuploCloud can help. Their comprehensive no-code/low-code software platform guarantees a secure and compliant infrastructure in as little as two weeks, while automating the full DevSecOps lifestyle. Get started with DevOps-as-a-Service from DuploCloud so that your cloud configurations are done right the first time. Tell them I sent you and your first two months are free. To learn more visit: snark.cloud/duplocloud. Thats's snark.cloud/D-U-P-L-O-C-L-O-U-D. Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Periodically, I would say that I enjoy dealing with cloud platform security issues, except I really don't. It's sort of forced upon me to deal with much like a dead dog is cast into their neighbor's yard for someone else to have to worry about. Well, invariably, it seems like it's my yard.And I'm only on the periphery of these things. Someone who's much more in the trenches in the wide world of cloud security is joining me today. Yoav Alon is the CTO at Orca Security. Yoav, thank you for taking the time to join me today and suffer the slings and arrows I'll no doubt be hurling your way.Yoav: Thank you, Corey, for having me. I've been a longtime listener, and it's an honor to be here.Corey: I still am periodically surprised that anyone listens to these things. Because it's unlike a newsletter where everyone will hit reply and give me a piece of their mind. People generally don't wind up sending me letters about things that they hear on the podcast, so whenever I talk to somebody listens to it as, “Oh. Oh, right, I did turn the microphone on. Awesome.” So, it's always just a little on the surreal side.But we're not here to talk necessarily about podcasting, or the modern version of an AM radio show. Let's start at the very beginning. What is Orca Security, and why would folks potentially care about what it is you do?Yoav: So, Orca Security is a cloud security company, and our vision is very simple. Given a customer's cloud environment, we want to detect all the risks in it and implement mechanisms to prevent it from occurring. And while it sounds trivial, before Orca, it wasn't really possible. You will have to install multiple tools and aggregate them and do a lot of manual work, and it was messy. And we wanted to change that, so we had, like, three guiding principles.We call it seamless, so I want to detect all the risks in your environment without friction, which is our speak for fighting with your peers. We also want to detect everything so you don't have to install, like, a tool for each issue: A tool for vulnerabilities, a tool for misconfigurations, and for sensitive data, IAM roles, and such. And we put a very high priority on context, which means telling you what's important, what's not. So, for example, S3 bucket open to the internet is important if it has sensitive data, not if it's a, I don't know, static website.Corey: Exactly. I have a few that I'd like to get screamed at in my AWS account, like, “This is an open S3 bucket and it's terrible.” I look at it the name is assets.lastweekinaws.com. Gee, I wonder if that's something that's designed to be a static hosted website.Increasingly, I've been slapping CloudFront in front of those things just to make the broken warning light go away. I feel like it's an underhanded way of driving CloudFront adoption some days, but not may not be the most charitable interpretation thereof. Orca has been top-of-mind for a lot of folks in the security community lately because let's be clear here, dealing with security problems in cloud providers from a vendor perspective is an increasingly crowded—and clouded—space. Just because there's so much—there's investment pouring into it, everyone has a slightly different take on the problem, and it becomes somewhat challenging to stand out from the pack. You didn't really stand out from the pack so much as leaped to the front of it and more or less have become the de facto name in a very short period of time, specifically—at least from my world—when you wound up having some very interesting announcements about vulnerabilities within AWS itself. You will almost certainly do a better job of relating the story, so please, what did you folks find?Yoav: So, back in September of 2021, two of my researchers, Yanir Tsarimi and Tzah Pahima, each one of them within a relatively short span of time from each other, found a vulnerability in AWS. Tzah found a vulnerability in CloudFormation which we named BreakingFormation and Yanir found a vulnerability in AWS Glue, which we named SuperGlue. We're not the best copywriters, but anyway—Corey: No naming things is hard. Ask any Amazonian.Yoav: Yes. [laugh]. So, I'll start with BreakingFormation which caught the eyes of many. It was an XXE SSRF, which is jargon to say that we were able to read files and execute HTTP requests and read potentially sensitive data from CloudFormation servers. This one was mitigated within 26 hours by AWS, so—Corey: That was mitigated globally.Yoav: Yes, globally, which I've never seen such quick turnaround anywhere. It was an amazing security feat to see.Corey: Particularly in light of the fact that AWS does a lot of things very right when it comes to, you know, designing cloud infrastructure. Imagine that, they've had 15 years of experience and basically built the idea of cloud, in some respects, at the scale that hyperscalers operate at. And one of their core tenets has always been that there's a hard separation between regions. There are remarkably few global services, and those are treated with the utmost of care and delicacy. To the point where when something like that breaks as an issue that spans more than one region, it is headline-making news in many cases.So it's, they almost never wind up deploying things to all regions at the same time. That can be irksome when we're talking about things like I want a feature that solves a problem that I have, and I have to wait months for it to hit a region that I have resources living within, but for security, stuff like this, I am surprised that going from, “This is the problem,” to, “It has been mitigated,” took place within 26 hours. I know it sounds like a long time to folks who are not deep in the space, but that is superhero speed.Yoav: A small correction, it's 26 hours for, like, the main regions. And it took three to four days to propagate to all regions. But still, it's speed of lighting in for security space.Corey: When this came out, I was speaking to a number of journalists on background about trying to wrap their head around this, and they said that, “Oh yeah, and security is always, like, the top priority for AWS, second only to uptime and reliability.” And… and I understand the perception, but I disagree with it in the sense of the nightmare scenario—that every time I mention to a security person watching the blood drain from their face is awesome—but the idea that take IAM, which as Werner said in his keynote, processes—was it 500 million or was it 500 billion requests a second, some ludicrous number—imagine fails open where everything suddenly becomes permitted. I have to imagine in that scenario, they would physically rip the power cables out of the data centers in order to stop things from going out. And that is the right move. Fortunately, I am extremely optimistic that will remain a hypothetical because that is nightmare fuel right there.But Amazon says that security is job zero. And my cynical interpretation is that well, it wasn't, but they forgot security, decided to bolt it on to the end, like everyone else does, and they just didn't want to renumber all their slides, so instead of making it point one, they just put another slide in front of it and called the job zero. I'm sure that isn't how it worked, but for those of us who procrastinate and building slide decks for talks, it has a certain resonance to it. That was one issue. The other seemed a little bit more pernicious focusing on Glue, which is their ETL-as-a-Service… service. One of them I suppose. Tell me more about it.Yoav: So, one of the things that we found when we found the BreakingFormation when we reported the vulnerability, it led us to do a quick Google search, which led us back to the Glue service. It had references to Glue, and we started looking around it. And what we were able to do with the vulnerability is given a specific feature in Glue, which we don't disclose at the moment, we were able to effectively take control over the account which hosts the Glue service in us-east-1. And having this control allowed us to essentially be able to impersonate the Glue service. So, every role in AWS that has a trust to the Glue service, we were able to effectively assume a role into it in any account in AWS. So, this was more critical a vulnerability in its effect.Corey: I think on some level, the game of security has changed because for a lot of us who basically don't have much in the way of sensitive data living in AWS—and let's be clear, I take confidentiality extremely seriously. Our clients on the consulting side view their AWS bills themselves as extremely confidential information that Amazon stuffs into a PDF and emails every month. But still. If there's going to be a leak, we absolutely do not want it to come from us, and that is something that we take extraordinarily seriously. But compared to other jobs I've had in the past, no one will die if that information gets out.It is not the sort of thing that is going to ruin people's lives, which is very often something that can happen in some data breaches. But in my world, one of the bad cases of a breach of someone getting access to my account is they could spin up a bunch of containers on the 17 different services that AWS offers that can run containers and mine cryptocurrency with it. And the damage to me then becomes a surprise bill. Okay, great. I can live with that.Something that's a lot scarier to a lot of companies with, you know, serious problems is, yep, fine, cost us money, whatever, but our access to our data is the one thing that is going to absolutely be the thing that cannot happen. So, from that perspective alone, something like Glue being able to do that is a lot more terrifying than subverting CloudFormation and being able to spin up additional resources or potentially take resources down. Is that how you folks see it too, or is—I'm sure there's nuance I'm missing.Yoav: So yeah, the access to data is top-of-mind for everyone. It's a bit scary to think about it. I have to mention, again, the quick turnaround time for AWS, which almost immediately issued a patch. It was a very fast one and they mitigated, again, the issue completely within days. About your comment about data.Data is king these days, there is nothing like data, and it has all the properties of everything that we care about. It's expensive to store, it's expensive to move, and it's very expensive if it leaks. So, I think a lot of people were more alarmed about the Glue vulnerability than the CloudFormation vulnerability. And they're right in doing so.Corey: I do want to call out that AWS did a lot of things right in this area. Their security posture is very clearly built around defense-in-depth. The fact that they were able to disclose—after some prodding—that they checked the CloudTrail logs for the service itself, dating back to the time the service launched, and verified that there had never been an exploit of this, that is phenomenal, as opposed to the usual milquetoast statements that companies have. We have no evidence of it, which can mean that we did the same thing and we looked through all the logs in it's great, but it can also mean that, “Oh, yeah, we probably should have logs, shouldn't we? But let's take a backlog item for that.” And that's just terrifying on some level.It becomes a clear example—a shining beacon for some of us in some cases—of doing things right from that perspective. There are other sides to it, though. As a customer, it was frustrating in the extreme to—and I mean, no offense by this—to learn about this from you rather than from the provider themselves. They wound up putting up a security notification many hours after your blog post went up, which I would also just like to point out—and we spoke about it at the time and it was a pure coincidence—but there was something that was just chef's-kiss perfect about you announcing this on Andy Jassy's birthday. That was just very well done.Yoav: So, we didn't know about Andy's birthday. And it was—Corey: Well, I see only one of us has a company calendar with notable executive birthdays splattered all over it.Yoav: Yes. And it was also published around the time that AWS CISO was announced, which was also a coincidence because the date was chosen a lot of time in advance. So, we genuinely didn't know.Corey: Communicating around these things is always challenging because on the one hand, I can absolutely understand the cloud providers' position on this. We had a vulnerability disclosed to us. We did our diligence and our research because we do an awful lot of things correctly and everyone is going to have vulnerabilities, let's be serious here. I'm not sitting here shaking my fist, angry at AWS's security model. It works, and I am very much a fan of what they do.And I can definitely understand then, going through all of that there was no customer impact, they've proven it. What value is there to them telling anyone about it, I get that. Conversely, you're a security company attempting to stand out in a very crowded market, and it is very clear that announcing things like this demonstrates a familiarity with cloud that goes beyond the common. I radically changed my position on how I thought about Orca based upon these discoveries. It went from, “Orca who,” other than the fact that you folks have sponsored various publications in the past—thanks for that—but okay, a security company. Great to, “Oh, that's Orca. We should absolutely talk to them about a thing that we're seeing.” It has been transformative for what I perceive to be your public reputation in the cloud security space.So, those two things are at odds: The cloud provider doesn't want to talk about anything and the security company absolutely wants to demonstrate a conversational fluency with what is going on in the world of cloud. And that feels like it's got to be a very delicate balancing act to wind up coming up with answers that satisfy all parties.Yoav: So, I just want to underline something. We don't do what we do in order to make a marketing stand. It's a byproduct of our work, but it's not the goal. For the Orca Security Research Pod, which it's the team at Orca which does this kind of research, our mission statement is to make cloud security better for everyone. Not just Orca customers; for everyone.And you get to hear about the more shiny things like big headline vulnerabilities, but we also have very sensible blog posts explaining how to do things, how to configure things and give you more in-depth understanding into security features that the cloud providers themselves provide, which are great, and advance the state of the cloud security. I would say that having a cloud vulnerability is sort of one of those things, which makes me happy to be a cloud customer. On the one side, we had a very big vulnerability with very big impact, and the ability to access a lot of customers' data is conceptually terrifying. The flip side is that everything was mitigated by the cloud providers in warp speed compared to everything else we've seen in all other elements of security. And you get to sleep better knowing that it happened—so no platform is infallible—but still the cloud provider do work for you, and you'll get a lot of added value from that.Corey: You've made a few points when this first came out, and I want to address them. The first is, when I reached out to you with a, “Wow, great work.” You effectively instantly came back with, “Oh, it wasn't me. It was members of my team.” So, let's start there. Who was it that found these things? I'm a huge believer giving people credit for the things that they do.The joy of being in a leadership position is if the company screws up, yeah, you take responsibility for that, whether the company does something great, yeah, you want to pass praise onto the people who actually—please don't take this the wrong way—did the work. And not that leadership is not work, it absolutely is, but it's a different kind of work.Yoav: So, I am a security researcher, and I am very mindful for the effort and skill it requires to find vulnerabilities and actually do a full circle on them. And the first thing I'll mention is Tzah Pahima, which found the BreakingFormation vulnerability and the vulnerability in CloudFormation, and Yanir Tsarimi, which found the AutoWarp vulnerability, which is the Azure vulnerability that we have not mentioned, and the Glue vulnerability, dubbed SuperGlue. Both of them are phenomenal researcher, world-class, and I'm very honored to work with them every day. It's one of my joys.Corey: Couchbase Capella Database-as-a-Service is flexible, full-featured and fully managed with built in access via key-value, SQL, and full-text search. Flexible JSON documents aligned to your applications and workloads. 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So, on the one hand, it makes perfect sense that you would have a division internally that works on this, but it's also very noteworthy, I think, that is not the core description of what it is that you do.It is a means by which you get to the outcome you deliver for customers, not the thing that you are selling directly to them. I just find that an interesting nuance.Yoav: Yes, it is. And I would elaborate and say that research informs the product, and the product informs research. And we get to have this fun dance where we learn new things by doing research. We [unintelligible 00:18:08] the product, and we use the customers to teach us things that we didn't know. So, it's one of those happy synergies.Corey: I want to also highlight a second thing that you have mentioned and been very, I guess, on message about since news of this stuff first broke. And because it's easy to look at this and sensationalize aspects of it, where, “See? The cloud providers security model is terrible. You shouldn't use them. Back to data centers we go.” Is basically the line taken by an awful lot of folks trying to sell data center things.That is not particularly helpful for the way that the world is going. And you've said, “Yeah, you should absolutely continue to be in cloud. Do not disrupt your cloud plan as a result.” And let's be clear, none of the rest of us are going to find and mitigate these things with anything near the rigor or rapidity that the cloud providers can and do demonstrate.Yoav: I totally agree. And I would say that the AWS security folks are doing a phenomenal job. I can name a few, but they're all great. And I think that the cloud is by far a much safer alternative than on-prem. I've never seen issues in my on-prem environment which were critical and fixed in such a high velocity and such a massive scale.And you always get the incremental improvements of someone really thinking about all the ins and outs of how to do security, how to do security in the cloud, how to make it faster, more reliable, without a business interruptions. It's just phenomenal to see and phenomenal to witness how far we've come in such a relatively short time as an industry.Corey: AWS in particular, has a reputation for being very good at security. I would argue that, from my perspective, Google is almost certainly slightly better at their security approach than AWS is, but to be clear, both of them are significantly further along the path than I am going to be. So great, fantastic. You also have found something interesting over in the world of Azure, and that honestly feels like a different class of vulnerability. To my understanding, the Azure vulnerability that you recently found was you could get credential material for other customers simply by asking for it on a random high port. Which is one of those—I'm almost positive I'm misunderstanding something here. I hope. Please?Yoav: I'm not sure you're misunderstanding. So, I would just emphasize that the vulnerability again, was found by Yanir Tsarimi. And what he found was, he used a service called Azure Automation which enables you essentially to run a Python script on various events and schedules. And he opened the python script and he tried different ports. And one of the high ports he found, essentially gave him his credentials. And he said, “Oh, wait. That's a really odd port for an HTTP server. Let's try, I don't know, a few ports on either way.” And he started getting credentials from other customers. Which was very surprising to us.Corey: That is understating it by a couple orders of magnitude. Yes, like, “Huh. That seems sub-optimal,” is sort of like the corporate messaging approved thing. At the time you discover that—I'm certain it was a three-minute-long blistering string of profanity in no fewer than four languages.Yoav: I said to him that this is, like, a dishonorable bug because he worked very little to find it. So it was, from start to finish, the entire research took less than two hours, which, in my mind, is not enough for this kind of vulnerability. You have to work a lot harder to get it. So.Corey: Yeah, exactly. My perception is that when there are security issues that I have stumbled over—for example, I gave a talk at re:Invent about it in the before times, one of them was an overly broad permission in a managed IAM policy for SageMaker. Okay, great. That was something that obviously was not good, but it also was more of a privilege escalation style of approach. It wasn't, “Oh, by the way, here's the keys to everything.”That is the type of vulnerability I have come to expect, by and large, from cloud providers. We're just going to give you access credentials for other customers is one of those areas that… it bugs me on a visceral level, not because I'm necessarily exposed personally, but because it more or less shores up so many of the arguments that I have spent the last eight years having with folks are like, “Oh, you can't go to cloud. Your data should live on your own stuff. It's more secure that way.” And we were finally it feels like starting to turn a cultural corner on these things.And then something like that happens, and it—almost have those naysayers become vindicated for it. And it's… it almost feels, on some level, and I don't mean to be overly unkind on this, but it's like, you are absolutely going to be in a better security position with the cloud providers. Except to Azure. And perhaps that is unfair, but it seems like Azure's level of security rigor is nowhere near that of the other two. Is that generally how you're seeing things?Yoav: I would say that they have seen more security issues than most other cloud providers. And they also have a very strong culture of report things to us, and we're very streamlined into patching those and giving credit where credit's due. And they give out bounties, which is an incentives for more research to happen on those platforms. So, I wouldn't say this categorically, but I would say that the optics are not very good. Generally, the cloud providers are much safer than on-prem because you only hear very seldom on security issues in the cloud.You hear literally every other day on issues happening to on-prem environments all over the place. And people just say they expect it to be this way. Most of the time, it's not even a headline. Like, “Company X affected with cryptocurrency or whatever.” It happens every single day, and multiple times a day, breaches which are massively bigger. And people who don't want to be in the cloud will find every reason not to be the cloud. Let us have fun.Corey: One of the interesting parts about this is that so many breaches that are on-prem are just never discovered because no one knows what the heck's running in an environment. And the breaches that we hear about are just the ones that someone had at least enough wherewithal to find out that, “Huh. That shouldn't be the way that it is. Let's dig deeper.” And that's a bad day for everyone. I mean, no one enjoys those conversations and those moments.And let's be clear, I am surprisingly optimistic about the future of Azure Security. It's like, “All right, you have a magic wand. What would you do to fix it?” It's, “Well, I'd probably, you know, hire Charlie Bell and get out of his way,” is not a bad answer as far as how these things go. But it takes time to reform a culture, to wind up building in security as a foundational principle. It's not something you can slap on after the fact.And perhaps this is unfair. But Microsoft has 30 years of history now of getting the world accustomed to oh, yeah, just periodically, terrible vulnerabilities are going to be discovered in your desktop software. And every once a month on Tuesdays, we're going to roll out a whole bunch of patches, and here you go. Make sure you turn on security updates, yadda, yadda, yadda. That doesn't fly in the cloud. It's like, “Oh, yeah, here's this month's list of security problems on your cloud provider.” That's one of those things that, like, the record-scratch, freeze-frame moment of wait, what are we doing here, exactly?Yoav: So, I would say that they also have a very long history of making those turnarounds. Bill Gates famously did his speech where security comes first, and they have done a very, very long journey and turn around the company from doing things a lot quicker and a lot safer. It doesn't mean they're perfect; everyone will have bugs, and Azure will have more people finding bugs into it in the near future, but security is a journey, and they've not started from zero. They're doing a lot of work. I would say it's going to take time.Corey: The last topic I want to explore a little bit is—and again, please don't take this as anyway being insulting or disparaging to your company, but I am actively annoyed that you exist. By which I mean that if I go into my AWS account, and I want to configure it to be secure. Great. It's not a matter of turning on the security service, it's turning on the dozen or so security services that then round up to something like GuardDuty that then, in turn, rounds up to something like Security Hub. And you look at not only the sheer number of these services and the level of complexity inherent to them, but then the bill comes in and you do some quick math and realize that getting breached would have been less expensive than what you're spending on all of these things.And somehow—the fact that it's complex, I understand; computers are like that. The fact that there is—[audio break 00:27:03] a great messaging story that's cohesive around this, I come to accept that because it's AWS; talking is not their strong suit. Basically declining to comment is. But the thing that galls me is that they are selling these services and not inexpensively either, so it almost feels, on some level like, shouldn't this on some of the built into the offerings that you folks are giving us?And don't get me wrong, I'm glad that you exist because bringing order to a lot of that chaos is incredibly important. But I can't shake the feeling that this should be a foundational part of any cloud offering. I'm guessing you might have a slightly different opinion than mine. I don't think you show up at the office every morning, “I hate that we exist.”Yoav: No. And I'll add a bit of context and nuance. So, for every other company than cloud providers, we expect them to be very good at most things, but not exceptional at everything. I'll give the Redshift example. Redshift is a pretty good offering, but Snowflake is a much better offering for a much wider range of—Corey: And there's a reason we're about to become Snowflake customers ourselves.Yoav: So, yeah. And there are a few other examples of that. A security company, a company that is focused solely on your security will be much better suited to help you, in a lot of cases more than the platform. And we work actively with AWS, Azure, and GCP requesting new features, helping us find places where we can shed more light and be more proactive. And we help to advance the conversation and make it a lot more actionable and improve from year to year. It's one of those collaborations. I think the cloud providers can do anything, but they can't do everything. And they do a very good job at security; it doesn't mean they're perfect.Corey: As you folks are doing an excellent job of demonstrating. Again, I'm glad you folks exist; I'm very glad that you are publishing the research that you are. It's doing a lot to bring a lot I guess a lot of the undue credit that I was giving AWS for years of, “No, no, it's not that they don't have vulnerabilities like everyone else does. It just that they don't ever talk about them.” And they're operationalizing of security response is phenomenal to watch.It's one of those things where I think you've succeeded and what you said earlier that you were looking to achieve, which is elevating the state of cloud security for everyone, not just Orca customers.Yoav: Thank you.Corey: Thank you. I really appreciate your taking the time out of your day to speak with me. If people want to learn more, where's the best place they can go to do that?Yoav: So, we have our website at orca.security. And you can reach me out on Twitter. My handle is at @yoavalon, which is @-Y-O-A-V-A-L-O-N.Corey: And we will of course put links to that in the [show notes 00:29:44]. Thanks so much for your time. I appreciate it.Yoav: Thank you, Corey.Corey: Yoav Alon, Chief Technology Officer at Orca Security. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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Amazon released their Q1 earnings for 2022 on Thursday April 29th. In this episode we do a deep dive into all the details. Key Topics: Declining macro economics First quarter 1P sales were down year-over-year for the first time in two decades, as it had to comp against a very strong Q1 2021 which was elevated by the pandemic. AWS getting a strong boost from the pandemic. Ads continue to quietly be a bright spot for Amazon Andy Jassy's first annual shareholder letter Amazon's new "Buy With Prime" offering for DTC sites. Episode 291 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday April 29, 2022. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 291 being recorded on Thursday April 28 2022 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners it is a Thursday in April late April and that means it's Amazon results so we're going to take everyone through the results that came out today talk a little macroeconomic and a little bit of ecom's if we have time Jason I wanted your hot take on Ilan buying Twitter are you freaking out. Jason: [1:04] I am not freaking out but I'm having to have a lot more conversations with people about it than I might have expected people are super interested in following it closely. Scot: [1:14] Yeah I had. I think I'm not freaking out but I think one because everyone is freaking out they may be looking over a little prick little kind of idea I had which is if the logic path goes like this the dad model on Twitter hasn't worked since they went public that hasn't really grown or do anything the subscription model is tricky and if you do have Elon doing this he obviously understands e-commerce really well with Aziz. Help create PayPal yeah I think it could be an interesting experiment to do a hybrid some kind of a subscription type program but also I think if anyone could take a run at actually doing e-commerce right inside of Twitter building on Marketplace of some kind I think that would be interesting to see him take a run at that now we could have the whole if you don't go to a cocktail party to buy stuff conversation but I do think there is something there where if you are a influencer and you know obviously Instagram is starting to figure this out all the live streams I think there's something there that Twitter could monetize so we'll see that's kind of what I'm thinking more versus make you know. That kind of losing my mind. Jason: [2:34] I think if you're a traditional Advertiser that has for what like. Who benefited from the advertising model like you're concerned because there's potential disruption but I'm with you I think there's the. The rate of change is likely to increase it Twitter like Twitter had been you know somewhat stagnant for a while so like I'm always excited to see interesting new experiments and trials so I suspect we'll see some. Some clever new ideas at least attempted to be implemented in that and you know some of them I'm sure we'll be cool side note and I maybe shouldn't disclose this on the podcast. I'm a pretty long term user of Twitter I was like in the first million users I'm pretty sure I've never seen an ad on Twitter. Scot: [3:18] I see him all the time. Jason: [3:19] So what I haven't figured out why it is I don't see them like I have a verified account and I don't know if there's some. Oily status where like they don't show as many ads but I also primarily use Twitter through apps and it doesn't seem like any of the apps show ads do you use a web browser or do you use like. Tweetdeck course. Scot: [3:44] Phone I use that wealth the apps. Jason: [3:48] Use the Twitter app. Scot: [3:50] Yeah I use the Twitter app the old apps don't really work anymore because they limited them to like some they're all hobbled at this point. Jason: [3:57] So except for tweetdeck which is owned by Twitter it's like an alternative a poem by Twitter that I stole. Scot: [4:04] Okay I didn't know that still existed. Jason: [4:07] Um yeah so I have like hesitated to Deep dive into why I don't see ads because I'm grateful that I owe but but. Scot: [4:16] Show me Aunt as the chief digital ad officer you should be seeing ads though I do think that's pretty important. Jason: [4:23] Every time I watch a TV show in my wife fast-forward through all the ads I'm like like I say you realize Those ads paid for this house right and. Scot: [4:30] Yeah. Jason: [4:32] I'm sorry tell the advertisers listening. Scot: [4:35] Well I saw on Twitter that you have been spending some time in the meadow verse what's that all about. Jason: [4:40] I have its kind of fun I got invited to a conference that was put on by meta AKA Facebook and the reason I was interested in it was not necessarily the topic they were hosting this 800% event in the middle verse so they sent us all their latest headsets which is the. Used to be called the Oculus quest to now it's called The Medic West too. But I hadn't really looked at their Hardware since the first generation that you and I bought the Oculus Rift which required a, pretty beefy computer and a bunch of sensors and cables and I was pleasantly surprised by The onboarding Experience like you just take this thing out of the box doesn't have any cables doesn't require any external sensors. And it seems like it works way better and easier than the old Hardware so that was kind of fun and it was kind of fun to see, the early iterations of how. Facebook in Visions like 200 people having a virtual meeting in a in the metaverse I'm not sure. It's a super exciting or that the experience has been nailed yet this is like very much a 1.0 kind of thing but it's fun to see you know people inventing new things. Scot: [5:57] Cool yeah a lot of those things you just kind of like you fiddle with your avatar for a while then it's you're sitting there watching other people you're like what is going on because their hands are moving all weird as they're like typing or something. Jason: [6:09] Yeah they have a very like accurate looking avatars and I'm like that's the last thing I want exactly. Scot: [6:15] Yeah I want to be Brad Pitt for crying out loud number one reason to go in the meadow Reese's to look better. Jason: [6:21] Indeed indeed well they apparently opted not to do that for this conference. Scot: [6:26] Well we we had mentioned doing a web three deep dive and I got a lot of listeners that reach out and said they would really like to see that so we need to put that on our agenda. [6:42] Yeah yeah yeah you know what I mean Dad request for us to do a podcast. Your pedantic so you want to kick us off with the little view of what's going on the macro before we jump into some micro. Jason: [7:01] Yeah so in general the macroeconomics are kind of a Debbie Downer and you know I am spending an awful lot of time talking with retailers and brands that are kind of planning for. Wean sort of next 9 months as a result of that but kind of frame this up. You know the Marquis - macro is inflation which there's a bunch of ways to measure it it's a wildly imperfect thing but the the most popular foot like General inflation number we use, we're now at 8.5 4% which is a 40-year high so inflation is very high. Another one we look at is like various credit worthiness and so like mortgage delinquencies is a good proxy for consumer health. And mortgage delinquencies aren't alarmingly High yet but they're in the last quarter they ticked up. And so that that is a potential early indicator. A bigger indicator that we don't like is to see the savings rate Decline and so historically like for the last 10 years I would say. [8:20] The average savings rate has been about eight percent so consumers save about eight percent of their income, during the pandemic we had the highest savings rates ever because consumers got really conservative and they were gifted a lot of extra money in terms of economic stimulus so it like briefly pipe. [8:38] Spiked over 20% but now it's back down below the it's at a 10-year low now so it's at 6.6 percent so that. It says that all of that inflation has kind of sucked all the savings out of the the US consumer and we're starting to see more defaults, I don't have data on it but one that I've heard is alarming is we're starting to see a high default rate on all those buy now pay later services that everyone you know has gotten attached to. [9:07] I've been in the housing market lately and for those that don't know the you know mortgages are starting to to really shoot up so that the. Traditional 30-year fixed mortgage rate is up at 5.1% now. It was it that during the pandemic it was down below 3. And then you know a particularly alarming one is GDP, which you know we had been kind of growing in that that one to two percent a quarter and you know we just got the the. [9:45] The Q I want to say I think it's just Q4, GDP and it was expected to be up 1% and it was actually down 1.4 percent so the economy shrunk witch. Was alarming and then you roll all that up. And you and I have talked about this being a little bit of a mixed bag but there's these consumer confidence index has and the one I look at is the University of Michigan survey, and so they have it kind of indexed against a hundred and so right now the the consumer confidence survey is that a five-year low so it's, lower right now than at any point during the pandemic and it's it sixty five point seven and so often. The consumer confidence our roads before the consumers actual Financial Health our roads but spending tends to correlate with consumer confidence more than. Then actual economic macro so so that's a particularly alarming one to the retailers, the one thing I would say is bright is as I've talked about before you know in general retailers did really well in the pandemic and and sales, um we're quite a bit higher over the last two years, and we haven't really seen them take down there the rate of growth has dramatically slowed so March retail sales versus a year ago was up 5.5 percent. [11:14] You know that's up forty percent versus two years ago and q1 of this year was up 10.8 percent versus last year it's up thirty percent versus two years ago so retail sales are still strong what you know some people would rightly point out however is what we what's hard to measure is how much of those. Of those increases in retail sales and q1 were actually from that inflation right so you know unit sales could have been down significantly because prices were up so much. Scot: [11:48] Yeah I just one of our interns handed me a note the GDP is a quarterly so that's the q1 result they do frequently update those kind of after the fact that they get more data and so but I don't usually it's kind of fractional so I don't think it's going to swing to a positive sadly. Jason: [12:07] Yeah so you roll all that up and let me just say like we went into two strong years in January and February a lot of people are planning a lot of aggressive. Investments and I and it feels to me like people are like really curtailing those investment plans as and are starting to hunker down for for potentially rough economic year, so we shall see. Scot: [12:32] Are so when you're out there talking to clients or few people kind of saying because right now everyone's maybe they already done it maybe they're kind of making their fourth quarter planning decisions right so it's kind of like a very very, cloudy crystal ball. Jason: [12:49] Oh yeah I've I've already like finished a bunch of holiday campaign plans so I've been talking like Christmas toys Non-Stop, three weeks which is a little weird but yeah and you know they're like they're there is a inflation layer to everybody's holiday plans right now, you know hopefully we get to use the the optimistic version and not the pessimistic version but everyone's planning for you know potentially going into Q4 in not great shape. [13:30] Yeah yeah but I mean you're going to tell me not to worry about any of that because Amazon made a bazillion dollars right. Scot: [13:36] Well want want also not great news on the Amazon front so that part of the setup here is we are lapping q1 2021 where covid will a huge Tailwind for for Amazon we were still we weren't shut shut in per se are locked down but there was still you know. Very little air travel and people weren't out doing stuff and then also last year there was a prime day and q1 so that's not this year so that swings the number some to some degree and then just a blanket statement whenever Jason I cover these things we always go with the data that excludes the, any changes from Financial currencies what Wall Street would call X FX so so - is the X any any. [14:25] Currency kind of changes so that neutralizes the currency stuff which is actually been oscillating quite a lot with the the whole Ukrainian Russian thing so but we take that out so we try to get kind of a neutral currency view of what's going on so it was really interesting earnings this year are this quarter because you know we had Netflix coming out and really kind of miss their number and, you know there's a family of public companies that everyone thought there was a new normal but it was actually this kind of covid-19, pull forward that is gone away so Zoom Peloton are in that camp and now it's looking like maybe Netflix's there. [15:11] Yep Shopify shopify's well I think Shopify has a whole nother world of hurt we'll talk about here. The other the other surprising thing of Netflix is just kind of randomly on the call we tasting the co kind of said oh and we're looking at an ad model and I think I'd like surprise people inside the company hadn't even been briefed on this so that's good for you so so good news I think maybe an ad models coming to Netflix so more more ads for you to go sell and do your thing. Jason: [15:39] Yeah but honestly I think no one heard that because he's right before that he said we're going to stop letting everybody share passwords I think that's. Scot: [15:47] Yeah it was like what. So yeah so you can tell they're they're scrambling to kind of they're opening their minds to things they never thought that they would look at before because the subscription actually had a loss of net subscribers even when you take out the head turned off Russian subscribers don't even if you take that out it was negative and then Google was really interesting because you and I I think we're actually pretty clearly some of the first people to talk about how worried we were about the IDF a some people call this a TT I do I don't like to call that I call it the idea phase so the the blanket term will just use as the the Amazon the Apple privacy changes and Google's results were interesting because Google has a lot of businesses inside of their Google core is immune from the Apple privacy changes because they are the search partner of Apple. [16:43] So you just go right in there they have access to all the delicious cookies and all that kind of stuff and then also they you know search is nice because you get this intent in the form of the search term so you don't have to guess what someone's trying to do and use all this add technology to figure it out that being said the YouTube part of the business we got hammered and reading through because apples a big partner of theirs but also a competitor you kind of like you had to parse their language really carefully but it seemed like YouTube was hurt hard enough that it really, really kind of ended up. [17:23] Putting pressure on the overall business even though the core search business was was pretty resilient through the changes so that was interesting and then you know what's going to. [17:34] What's going to make this even worse just broadly is they are pretty publicly stating they're going to bring a lot of those changes to the Android platform so it was kind of an Apple only platform problem but now Androids going to replicate, many of those no tracking hiding your email all these kinds of things that. Our overall good for consumers to some degree maybe they're going a little too far because there is some benefit for having. [18:02] Good product recommendations in those kinds of things that are I think are going to get hurt from this but yeah so that is all getting worse, so then Facebook so then I was like oh man this is gonna be really bad for Facebook but I think what Facebook did is they kind of kitchen sink it last time and they basically said in fourth quarter wow this apple stuffs bad let's just go ahead and if we're gonna rip the Band-Aid let's rip that thing off. Chest hair in off and they. They they actually did less worse than everyone expected so that was a relief which is we're kind of in that market and so I think they had predicted that it would be really really terrible and it was only. Terrible and then apples revenues were up 9 percent which was in this climate is when it's very low for Apple but a wind that brings us to Amazon results, anything from those who wanted to opponent before we jump into Amazon. Jason: [18:59] No just I think the apples Apple earnings were today and I would say they were surprisingly upbeat like both. Like they talked about the macros but they you know what would what you would expect to be particularly acute concerning apple is supply chain given that a bunch of their factories are walk down and closed in China right now, and Tim Cook seem like quite optimistic that they had a solid supply chain point and go forward so I hope he's right because I'm gonna want my new iPhone. Scot: [19:30] If anyone would have a handle on that I would be Tim Cook so so. Jason: [19:34] No I mean I. He's credible I wasn't saying he was wrong I was just pleasantly surprised to hear I don't hear a lot of people talking about feeling like they have their hands arms around supply chain this year so that was an outlier to me. Scot: [19:49] Well they talked about. He was a year ago diversifying out of China into was it Singapore or Vietnam they may have been Vietnam so I think they've got a couple you know they have Diversified there, they're manufacturing portfolio across multiple countries so maybe that that's part of the resilience that they're seeing there are maybe they think those cities that are locked down in China will get back to it but by the time they have some new iPhone or some. Jason: [20:14] Yeah and I do think they have this privilege status where when their factories get walk down they get watered down with workers and them so there is that. Scot: [20:22] So productivity is up yet for going to shelter in place you might as well do it on the assembly line making the Apple phones. Okay so let's jump into Amazon results and start with Revenue so the little bit of A Tale of Two Cities here so online product sales when - at minus 1% which obviously isn't good some Wall Street analysts did the math and they pulled out the comp, to the Amazon Prime day and I think that made it basically neutral so not up or down but still you know not something you want to see here I guess if GDP is decreasing, you know zero is the new wind but but not what you expect from Amazon and clearly one of the you know I would I need to go back and look at 08 and 09 it went - in those years. Jason: [21:15] I was going to ask did it because I couldn't remember it going - Scot: [21:18] It did yeah I have a chart in a presentation and it goes e-commerce went like - 20 and Amazon went negative 5 so it was better than always is tracked considerably better than the e-commerce data but it did go - for a period of quarter or two in 08 and 09 I want to say q 4 of 8 and he wanted nine is my memory but I'll fact. [21:38] Conversely subscription Services were up 13% and and there is Prime and you know all the things associated with Prime so that's interesting and then you had some commentary from the call that you heard around that that I'll say it for you unit sales were flat and in the commentary on the call they talked about that being due to inflation so you know they're they're starting to say hey we're seeing the signs of inflation here and we're fuel is rising and supply chain and they're starting to kind of. Throw a lot of these things out there that you know I think. We're doing this the evening of the report so I think wall Street's not going to really like this whole body language coming on Amazon overall growth when you stroll together all the Amazon business units you get to seven percent growth which is the slowest growth since the recession of 08 09 and if you compare that to Q4 of 21 which it's your of your growth of Q for 20 that was nine point five percent so a pretty material slow down quarter-on-quarter from the growth rates here that we're seeing, they do split out a couple segments so North America was up. [22:57] 7.6% all in and then where they felt a lot of pressure was International it was down six percent so it feels like you know. Internationally known us has is actually kind of in a worse slide from a macroeconomic and we're starting to feel it here as well, so that was that and then physical retail was up 16% that's an easy cop because you've got people weren't going to stores largely Whole Foods mix that up, this is good time you and I haven't had a chance to talk about it but they did announce that they're closing a lot of their stores so here we had a was interesting we had just opened a 5-star store, four star whatever that is and, and then they closed it like it was literally open for like 45 days I didn't get a chance to go to it and they're closing a lot of those bookstores and whatnot and that's been attributed to the new Co Jassie, saying hey we're not going to really pursue that strategy anymore. Jason: [23:55] Yeah it was a little surprising because that you know there was a decent Fleet of the book stores they closed them all the five-star stores the, the stores that were saved were the grocery store so obviously Whole Foods but also these Amazon Fresh has they added like six more so they're like 46 now if I'm, I'm counting right and then they have announced a new fashion store that supposed to open this quarter in Los Angeles, and as far as I know plans are still, on to do that but yeah it was surprising that the bookstore here in my neighborhood closed as well. Scot: [24:35] Cool and then you were watching The Profit side of Amazon what you see there. Jason: [24:40] Yeah well the they you know they talked a lot about all of these macro pressures and you know, those all having an impact on rising cost so labor costs were up fuel costs were up, and you know overall supply chain was significantly more expensive they talked about shipping expenses reached 38 percent of revenues and like in comparison that normally is about 32%. What you know fuel being a big factor and all other shipping costs and so roll all that in and they made three point six billion for the quarter which is like a 3.2 percent margin, and I think the consensus estimate was. [25:27] 4.6 so a meaningful Miss on the margins and it's interesting because. You know normally these - macro things they it's they can have a weird effect because, when the mat the inflation is high but consumer confidence is okay it actually, increases demand because you sell the same amount of stuff and you sell it for a higher price, but once consumer confidence starts dropping people start buying less right so you know Amazon you can see that demand dropping on the top line so that's a concern and then all of their costs go up because of all these macros and so the margins. Take a bigger hit and so that's a big concern and then in their commentary there was this interesting, um narrative around Amazon inadvertently ended up with too much capacity so primarily in there there with just X Network so. [26:28] You know over the last two years they famously have doubled their their warehouse capacity which now I think in total is over 100 billion dollar investment. And. They also hired a ton of people during covid they had a lot of people on covid we've said they backfield a lot of positions and then all those people came back and they apparently had too much labor so too many warehouses and too much labor equals, a hit on margins as well and so a lot of their narrative was around, they're they're expected focus on improving the efficiency of that supply chain this next quarter which. Means they have to either get more Goods in their Network and do more stuff and I you know I think we're if we have time we'll talk about some new programs Amazon's rolling out that my do that and it'll be interesting to see if they. Shrink or at least slow the rate of their labor force growth based on some of these comments as well. Scot: [27:32] Yeah yeah and. You know one Wall Street analyst kind of rolled all that together and kind of put a 6 billion dollar number on it which which is kind of yeah wow that's a it's a lot of headwinds that they're facing there so it'll be interesting to see do do they read the tea leaves and take that capacity out or do you just kind of keep it in place for a holiday because the cops will get easier through the year right because you have things were less crazy covid Wise from second half of last year. Jason: [28:06] Yeah and I you know I mean they both rightly pointed out like Hey we're glad we made the Investments we did, like they put us in a strong position you know as I don't don't pay too much attention to year-over-year comps because we're competing against such a weird year the way to think of this is, um That sales are way up in there mostly staying up right so that's kind of the the management spin on the circumstance but there for sure our head winds and I would say. If Amazon is feeling head wins the vast majority of other retailers are feeling like a head storms because, you know Amazon has more levers and more scale to insulate them from a lot of these challenges. Scot: [28:54] Yeah so so rough spot on on the cost side how about usually the bright spot is AWS how did that. Jason: [29:03] Yeah so that is exactly the opposite like, I demand you know one of the things they talked about is like a lot of people rethought their their infrastructure needs as a result of covid and it's greatly accelerated. People's migrations to the cloud so it had a good run during the pandemic and it continues to go gangbusters so it was up. Um 37 percent year over year for Q4 I think it was up forty percent so that that's a. A huge highly profitable business that's continuing to, um to go well I you know I think their total revenue was like eighteen point for tea. [29:48] Four billion which was above the consensus and you know I don't like a lot of the other businesses this is like a 35%. Gross margin business so that substantially beat the expectations which were like I think just under 30%. And it's interesting they didn't so much cover this in earnings but an indie jassi's shareholder letter, he spent a lot of time talking about some of the, amazing Innovations on silicone and the Amazons rolled out that have dramatically improved their their efficiency on AWS so it seems like they still have. They feel like a lot of Headroom to keep driving their cars down even as demand for capacity is, is growing really fast so AWS continues to be a good story I would say though I don't sleep on the ads and interestingly, they didn't talk a lot about ads in earnings they didn't talk about ads in the, the shareholder call but they sold seven point eight billion dollars worth of ads in q1 which is up 25% from last year q1 so not growing quite as fast as they WS. [31:04] That does mean 30 their last 12 months they sold almost thirty three billion dollars worth of ads and so a couple things to bear in mind. That's 33 billion dollars at like 75 percent gross margin so. Pretty you know appealing business even compared to if you call a WS like 75 billion dollar business at a 35 percent gross margin and you know. Thirty three billion dollars in ads Twitter just sold for forty four billion dollars and they sell less than 5 billion dollars a year in dance so so that that is a, highly profitable and still strongly growing business. Scot: [31:52] Yeah yet kind of doesn't get enough sunshine I think the how big this is getting. Jason: [31:58] Yeah I will say every other retailer has noticed this even if no one's talking about it and so the if the number one conversation I have with retailers is about inflation right now the number to conversation I have is about retail media networks which is code for like part of the way we'll deal with inflation as we'll get more money from the manufacturers. Scot: [32:17] Yeah and again I kind of circle back to those apple changes when when Apple gets rid of all this tracking the companies that are best positioned to, to benefit from that have closed loop data which is retail retailers because they have that transactional data and you know I think that Apple change is one of the unintended consequences is going to make Amazon's ad business huge at the detriment of Facebook and Snapchat and, Twitter in those kind of companies but then also a Walmart and Target and anyone that has you know hundreds of millions of people coming in there and and doing closed-loop transactions now is in a better position to build in that ad Network than Facebook who was so dominant for so long. Jason: [33:07] 100% And if any of these social networks like you know really start to lose value because of these challenges like don't sleep on on seeing a retailer require them right because, what you do is you swoop in with all that first party data in a choir that Network in China a lot of the big social networks are owned or aligned, by big retailers and if you remember when B dance was going to have to sell tick-tock, like it was a bunch of retailers lining up to to be involved in that transaction so yeah you know that, first party data that the Retailer's own is very valuable and you can expect they're going to look for multiple ways to monetize that you did tease one other takeaway from the. [33:55] The Q and A after the earnings were at least, was Andy they mentioned that that the rate of prime memberships is is now growing faster than pre-pandemic. Which that was a surprising bit of good news to me because I think they disclose their over 200 million Prime members now so you would. Assume like 60 percent of that's in the US that's pretty good saturation, in the US market you would expect the rate of growth to slow and then with all these macros and consumer confidence going down you would expect people to be cutting back on these. You know kind of optional subscription services and so you know apparently Jack Reacher and The Marvelous Miss maisel are good enough that that Prime is continuing to kill it. Scot: [34:47] Jack Reacher's Beyond good it was excellent. Jason: [34:50] Absolutely I saw a few people that said their new use for for Twitter is just proposed changes to propose plots for Jack Reacher season 2 so I think that was funny. Scot: [35:03] Cool and then with Wall Street it's always not what have you done for me today but what's the future look like and so all eyes were on Amazon's forward guidance which was kind of a this this quarter in Wall Street that kind of use this would you do this quarter and what's your projection and this would be a missing lower kind of quarter which is like, death quadrant of results so the forwarder forward guidance Wall Street had a consensus of 125 billion for the Top Line. In Amazon's range came in well below that their range was 116 to 121 which let's see it so 18 and a half kind of in the middle versus Wall Street was expecting 125 as kind of where they thought things would be and then gaap operating income Amazon said will be minus a billion to 3 billion positive and Wall Street had a consensus there of 6.7 billion so they basically took down the top line by a good seven, billion ish and then the midpoint of operating income by another 4 billion so this could begin I've mentioned Facebook kind of kitchen sink to it in the fourth quarter if if you're the CEO of Amazon and you're relatively new on the job. [36:25] This is a good time if you're going to have a bad quarter you might as well lower expectations and make the rest of your easy for you and I feel like there's a little bit of that in there but but again you know maybe they also they see all these things going on macro and it's also a good time to be really conservative on guidance because you don't want to you don't want to be the one cheery voice out there and then then miss it and and that that's cataclysmic in the Wall Street world. Jason: [36:50] No I think you're exactly right. Scot: [36:52] Yes so having done I don't know how many ways we've been doing this for so we've probably done 20 to 30 of these kinds of shows and this is you know this is except for that you know that. For as long as I've been watching Amazon except for those 08-09 years this is this is this is kind of a rough one so it's going to be interesting to see how the market reacts tomorrow after hours things were down about nine percent and you know this is a 1.5 trillion dollar market cap company and when it's down 10% that's 150 billion dollars so it's like, losing three shopify's kind of to put it in that context so it's interesting to see how the market reacts tomorrow and if it causes a broader concern Shopify hasn't reported yet we're going to talk a little bit about that and then yeah so yeah it's going to be interesting to see how Wall Street reacts has. Jason: [37:42] Indeed so what what other news did you want to talk about Scott. Scot: [37:46] Yeah well it is interesting thing about Shopify because in this world with the Apple privacy. You and I have talked a long time this may have to go back at my holiday predictions Shaka is in a really rough spot right now so they, so on one side many of their Merchants were using Facebook to advertise and that was really efficient so that's been cut off now there's been articles talking about how Facebook really wants closed-loop data they don't have it, so the best way to build it is to, need to have that close look data is for Facebook to build out a shopping platform there's a lot of talk about friction between Shopify and Facebook. You know if your Facebook buying Shopify just makes that easy but Shopify Toby at Shopify has kind of famously never wanted to sell the company and wants to stay independent. So you could see a day where Shopify is best partner Facebook becomes their biggest competitor so that's that's kind of an interesting thing so that's one, one attack front Shopify has kind of coming the other one is Amazon and you know I've talked on the podcast where for the longest time Shopify has been, poking the bear at Amazon and you know, I've been at this 27 years and anyone that has ever thumped Amazon on the nose has not really survive that and so so I think that's coming back to roost here because Amazon seems to have a lot of. [39:13] Programs targeted at you. [39:18] Taking the gmv back from from Shopify that's over there what are the ones I found most interesting is this idea of by with prime now a. You know skeptic would say Amazon's tried these buy things for a long time they've never worked what they've lacked in my opinion is as a merchant out there having a new payment thing you kind of famously have that NASCAR logo thing that you do and and you know it doesn't really move the needle at this point there's so many payment options and there's already by pay with Amazon, and this this program isn't there so I'm kind of reading the tea leaves here a little bit. But if I'm Amazon and I can go to a small Merchant and say all right if you add this by with Prime. We are also going to add you into the discovery side and exposure to all of our prime numbers that starts to get really interesting because now you're bringing me new customers and I think, I think that's where Amazon is going to go with this quote-unquote by with prime new thing and that. That is a perfect this is a perfect time to offer that because if you've your Shopify merchants and you're reeling because you've lost all this Facebook traffic. And then suddenly Amazon throws you a life preserver and you're going to take that life preserver even if Amazon is going to see some of your data and you know then it's really interesting because if your Shopify. Do you block that like do you stop your Merchants from taking this and it's a it's a bit of a gordian knot that they've put them in here that it's going to be interesting to watch. [40:46] One reaction to all this is we talked about it on the show last quarter Shopify announced they were going to spend a billion dollars to really beef up their delivery, and I kind of mocked that because the Amazon spin. Like 200 billion so so to think you're going to compete with Amazon and some material way with a billion dollars is kind of not serious they did acquire a company called deliver which has an extra are I don't know if how you say it deliver. And you know that's interesting but and I think they paid like three billion so they are starting to get pretty serious about this. [41:19] And I think they now see that Amazon is going to turn their Logistics Network on on them and leverage that side, the delivery side and the supply side the traffic side to hammer them the thing that makes me nervous about this these networks that are just built on existing 3pl infrastructures out there they're not going to really solve a lot of problems because, you know Amazon's got. 200-plus fulfillment centers and thousands of dsps doing last mile delivery and just building on existing old-school 3pl infrastructures even with a more friendly software isn't going to solve the same economic problem that Amazon is yes you may be able to get two day shipping, but it's going to be like $12 and Amazon's going to be at like three dollars at some point and they'll be able to offer that and they'll be able to Merchants and say the standards two days do you want to do this deliver Network you thing that shopify's doing for $12 or do you want to use our Network for three dollars and obviously you know. The choice is obvious in that room so I think it's really fascinating to watch these really big, Titans battling it out in a way that that is changing very rapidly and Amazon is really good using these these downdrafts to really Hammer a competitor and I think I think we're going to see this cure they're going to get, Shopify in a vice and I be interesting to see if shop of I can get out of that. Jason: [42:49] Yeah no I think your analysis is spot-on I do want to, clarify or clean up a couple of things the last I heard they they actually haven't closed the deal with deliver like so, you may have more recent information than me but I read like there a lot of reports that they're in talks and that there's like a, a two billion dollar price on the table but I don't think they actually announced the acquisition yet so maybe you might have you may have called it first. Scot: [43:18] It was just yet still rumors at this point I think they'll do it yeah I'm assuming they're going to do it. Jason: [43:23] So just for listeners that may not be quite as in the deliver is a 3pl so you know you there. Company you can hire to store your goods for you and ship them for you when you sell stuff and you know part of their value prop is they can, ship stuff from orders you get anywhere so you get orders on Walmart marketplace they'll ship them you get orders on Amazon they'll ship them. You get orders on your own Shopify special site they'll ship them and. [43:52] You know if Shopify serious about building out the logistics Network they need some jump starts off he's, 3pl so an acquisition would make sense but to put things in perspective the very best 3pls can kind of match Amazon service levels, and when they do they can be part of this program called, vendor fulfilled Prime which essentially means we're going to ship just as fast as if we were in Amazon's Network and so Amazon's going to you know offer Prime benefits for that shipment. Deliver is not a 3pl that has that status so, like when you talk about even if Shopify acquires them this it's not going to put them in a position to compete with Amazon I would say you're absolutely right like not only are they weigh smaller in scale, they don't have near you know they don't have the service level to even get Vineyard fulfilled Prime, and like almost all 3pls they're dependent on the traditional parcel carriers to deliver the package and they're the they're forced to pay the market rates for those deliveries and. [45:02] Amazon just has this huge Advantage from being able to deliver their own stuff so. Not saying it's not smart for Shopify to acquire some 3pls and I'm sure they'll be able to leverage them but that definitely is not going to make a fair fight with. With Amazon and then you were talking a little bit about Amazon's new offer but I'm not sure we said exactly what it is so last week Amazon announced this new service called by with, and what essentially it is is it's taking app Amazon pay and bundling it with. What Amazon would call fulfillment by Amazon. [45:43] And I think technically it would be FB am which is it fulfilled by Amazon merchants, um and so this is a program Amazon hasn't offered very often and doesn't offer widely where you put your goods in Amazon's fulfillment center and you and Amazon will ship goods for orders that didn't happen on Amazon. [46:05] So Ernie early you can only put Goods in Amazon's Warehouse to fulfill orders that happen on Amazon so if you sell something on Shopify. You have to store those goods somewhere else and you have to have kind of your inventory split but implied in this by with prime is they did this clever bundling of. Hey we'll let you fulfill orders that happen elsewhere so that could be on Facebook or on Instagram or Tik-Tok, or on Shopify and we'll bundle it with, um the Apple pay I'm sorry Amazon pay and we'll give you the badging so it essentially if there's a Prime member shopping on your website they'll see a thing saying hey get the same fast delivery you're used to you know same day delivery or next day or two day for free don't have to type any of your payment information don't have to pick any of your shipping addresses because we have all that it's a dramatically lower friction check out and it's, it's going to be super appealing for a bunch of sellers especially if you selling your own site and you sell on Amazon. It's going to be really appealing and it's kind of a deal with the devil because you are giving more data to Amazon and you are making Amazon a stronger potential competitor. [47:19] I think it's going to be hard for a lot of people to turn it down I think the only thing that makes it. I think it's a death blow to a lot of 3pls out there the only thing that I think makes it not completely devastating is that they will only it will only work for Prime members so. You couldn't for example launch your Shopify site and say by with prime is my only checkout flow. Because you wouldn't you wouldn't be able to sell anything to non-prime members so you still need an alternative solution for non Prime members but if. Amazon ever expanded this program like you know it that that would become. Super devastating to a lot of the 3pls and and folks that are looking to compete with Amazon in the space and I just. I think it's a super scary / clever way to both leverage that excess capacity that we just talked about and you know kind of. Um pull up the ladder behind you know after that after they kind of use their their fulfillment as a competitive advantage to, too kind of you know acquired 200 million Prime members now they make it way harder to compete with him bye-bye you know letting letting people use that service wherever they want to shop. Scot: [48:38] Yeah you had the one thing I'm still trying to get my arms around is I think deliver started building fulfillment centers and then they decided I think they have one or two and I think the rest of their Network ended up being a network and not ones that they own and operate so I don't think they really bring into the world to new delivery capability or capacity. Jason: [48:59] Ya know I as far as I'm aware they don't either so I think we. Yeah so I do think that's big news I think there's gonna be a lot of talk about it 11 kind of Niche use case but you know there's a lot of established brands that only sell through wholesale and they're all secretly figuring out how they sell. How they added direct-to-consumer component and in this this this offering is going to be right in all their wheelhouse right like if. If you're a big brand and you suddenly need to figure out how to you and you're used to shipping pallets to Walmart and you suddenly need to figure out how to fulfill each as and you. Party have a bunch of inventory at Amazon it's going to be super appealing they just say what use Amazon for. Scot: [49:42] Yeah and then you beat me to the punch and you read the shareholder annual letter I have not had a chance to read that with what was interesting in there. Jason: [49:50] Yeah well quick reminder for listeners Jeff Bezos wrote the shareholder letter every year, the 1997 when was particularly amazing and in fact Jeff agrees with me on that so, every year since then Kiri copies the the 1997 shareholder letter in it so this was a point of particular interest to me because this was the first shareholder letter written by someone other than Jeff Bezos, so Andy jassy in the new CEO and I think it very much follows the. The kind of pattern in the Cadence of the typical Amazon shareholder letters up to and including having the 1997 letter embedded in it at the bottom. [50:32] I wouldn't necessarily say there were any huge Revelations or or huge new takeaways. From from the letter like a lot of the letter talked about. Kind of the iterative nature of all of these successful Services than Amazon launched so they kind of painted the picture that like people imagine that. You know Kindle was just born as this amazing fully form business or ews was an amazing business, and he talked about how the first versions of all those Services were pretty mediocre right and he used this term that a few others have used. Minimum lovable product and he kind of Paints the picture about how they evolve like how they launch. Um AWS and it was very rarely useful because they couldn't offer both compute and storage which most people tend to need and storage was going to take another year and a half so they launch compute without storage. And then later added storage and then later added their own silicon and how each of those iterative steps made it a much more powerful offering until it reach today's Juggernaut and. Similar stories for Alexa and and Prime and a bunch of these other things so he was kind of painting this, this picture about how things iterate in the back of my mind I'm thinking. [51:54] My my Alexa is disagreeing with me the. In the back of my mind I'm thinking he's setting us up for some of his initial initiatives being kind of mediocre at first I don't know I don't know if that's, really where he's going but then he did kind of highlight the autonomous teams principle that we've talked about several times on this show he talked about how important it is to, expect and accept failure that you really you know can't be successful if you don't have some failures and well that sounds obvious I can't tell you how many times I've talked to, potential clients that you know said hey we want to do some crazy Innovation but we can't afford to fail. And that you know seems like a recipe for disaster so I do appreciate that advice and then this may be really nitzsche but he did he talked a little bit about there. [52:47] Their press release and their six-page narrative principle that they use and we've talked about this before like so you go to a meeting and you read The six-page Narrative for new idea and at the back of that narrative they have a press release, that is kind of written to paint a picture of the press release will be able to issue if this initiative is successful so it's kind of begin with the end in mind idea, and in this Cheryl the letter he also alluded to the they now make you write they frequently asked questions to go with that press release which I hadn't heard that before and I thought that was interesting so, so those are kind of. The the main recap of the the shareholder letter but you know if you haven't if you have a few moments I would definitely it's worth a quick read and checking it out. Scot: [53:32] Did he explain why they do the frequently Asked question. Jason: [53:35] He did not he just referenced it and maybe maybe one of my Amazonian friends will correct me but I feel like. Most of the the kind of external stories about that process have focused on the narrative and the press release and I just had never heard. The Q&A being part of the or the FAQ being part of that that package before so I just thought that was an interesting. Interesting tidbit. Scot: [54:03] Recall any other e-commerce news you want to cover. Jason: [54:08] You know there's always more stuff we could talk about but the good news is we always have more shows and it has happened again we've used up more than our lot of time for this episode so I think we should probably call it quits let everyone get off the exercise bike, hopefully you write us that that five star review and we'll pick up some of the other exciting industry news in the next show. Scot: [54:31] Thanks everyone and until next time... Jason: [54:34] Happy commercing!
Today we're sitting down with Fernando Trujillo, PhD, river dolphin expert and founder of the Omacha Foundation in Colombia. Fernando and I discuss how dolphins arrived in the Amazon and the special adaptations they've evolved during their 2 million years in the rainforest, many of the discoveries Fernando has made throughout his 35-year career, the very real threats the Amazon is currently experiencing, and tips that all of us can do no matter where we are in the world to protect this vitally important ecosystem. Today is National Dolphin Day, so share this episode with friends and on your social media accounts to celebrate! See full show notes at rewildology.com. If you're liking the show, please hit the follow button and share with someone you think would enjoy this episode. Sharing is the best way to help the show grow! Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologypodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA
This week Danielle brings the conclusion of the 2020 film Wonder Woman 1984. When we last left our heroes they had just returned from a magical invisible jet flight to Egypt and had determined the best course of action was to either get everyone to unwish their wishes, or to kill Maxwell Lord, who had wished himself to become the magic citrine, lest we forget. Speaking of Max, he's slowly unraveling mentally and physically, and finagles meeting with the President where he declares he's a sovereign nation unto himself. Also, the President lets slip that they have a magic satellite thing that has a beam which will override the screen of any device the beam touches. And if you think the term "touches" is used there figuratively, boy would this magic wishing-citrine-now-human like to have words with you. While Diana as Wonder Woman shows up to stop Max, Barbara is there to foil her plans because she is also power hungry and won't give up her wish-granted superhuman powers. Wonder Woman is defeated because her powers are waning due to her own wish to have her beau Steve back, who now inhabits the body of another man whom they have no regard for, and which is still totally not okay. While Max and Barbara fly to the satellite control island, Diana lets Steve go and renounces her wish (finally) and then lassos a jet plane to get her home. She also lassos lightening to travel, but this is a concept so astoundingly dumb that Sam refuses to acknowledge it's a thing. Anyway, after Diana grabs some magic armor of a long dead (but not really dead because comic books) Amazonian warrior, she chases after Max and Barbara for a showdown on Satellite Control Island. Max has been broadcasting to the entire wold enticing them to wish using the magic of him touching them through a satellite beam video feed (seriously, how the wishes work in this movie is something beyond mortal comprehension). Chaos engulfs the Earth as wishes are granted willy-nilly, but before Diana can get to Max she must first fight Barbara, who has been transformed into a cheetah woman via the magic of the script says so. If you think their showdown is intense, wait until you hear how Diana defeats Max: Via the superpower of a very compelling, moralizing speech.
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Schedule a Spiritual Upgrade Breakthrough call with me and let's talk about how my programs can help you. In today's episode, I thought I would lighten it up a bit. The past couple of episodes have been a little intense. So today, I am speaking to Marcela Benson about food… and her new book… Peace, love and Love, Peace & Vegetables: Recipes for Conscious Living. Food…another favorite topic of mine. Although, I haven't always been able to admit how much I loved food because I am an emotional eating and struggled with food for most of my life until I changed my diet and learned better ways of eating. Her book is a work of art. She includes her poetry, and art and amazing recipes and how tos so that you can get your kitchen up and running for greater health and greater consciousness. We talk about weight, it's not simple, observing nature, sugars, soaking, sprouting, changing generational recipes and creating a conscious lifestyle. For over 16 years, Marcela Benson was trained by Gabriel Cousens, M.D. M.D. (H) D.D. at his School of Holistic Wellness in Arizona, where she graduated with a Masters in Vegan Live Food Nutrition, specializing in diabetes and spiritual fasting. She had the honor to be mentored by the hand of a true Master Healer. She has seen hundreds of healings and spiritual transformation by his side, and learned that health and peace are your birth-rights. She is the coordinator and principal teacher of Tree of Life Miami and South America, and the only graduate teacher and ordained priestess from the Essene Order of Light of the School of Melchizadek in the region. She has taught conscious eating with Dr. Cousens all around the world, organizing week-long intensives in Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and Spain. (Podcast with Dr. Cousens.) She has supervised and corrected the translation of his bestselling books Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition, and There Is A Cure For Diabetes bringing his powerful teachings to the Spanish-speaking community. She holds a B.A. in Health Sciences, and has completed a post-graduate training at The University of Integrated Science in California. She has studied superfood nutrition, Ayurvedic science, Chinese tonic herbalism, Amazonian herbalism, crystal, and Zero-point energy healing, healing with gems and stones, topical placements and application of quartz, and vegan and raw nutrition at some of the top institutes in the world. She is a certified Quantum Reflex Analysis Practitioner and completed a “Heal the Healers” Intensive with Premier Research Labs. 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This week Danielle brings the superhero craziness with the 2020 film Wonder Woman 1984. If you didn't see the first Wonder Woman film, don't worry, neither did Sam, and Danielle barely remembers it, so no context needed! Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is your average working 80s girl, only she's really an immortal Amazonian from Themyscira who is still pining for Steve (Chris Pine), the love of her life and a pilot who died in World War 1. When a botched robbery brings a mysterious citrine in to the Smithsonian where Diana works with her mousy new friend Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), things start to go awry. While holding the stone, both Diana and Barbara make wishes in their heads and then a magic wind blows, foreshadowing the granting of their wishes. Barbara wished to be strong and beautiful like Diana, but Diana's wish is a surprise for later. That's when Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) rolls in, he's the head of an oil company/Ponzi scheme who has just made a large donation to the museum, which seems to grant him carte blanche to just touch evidence, like the citrine, in an FBI investigation. He invites them all to a gala that night in his honor and Barbara is instantly taken with him and agrees while Diana declines. That night at the gala, Diana is now suspicious of Max and shows up anyway, and is immediately sexually harassed by every guy in there, since all men in this world are completely terrible. She brushes them off, but then one of them says a phrase that Steve once said to her, and Diana realizes her wish came true: Steve is back! Only, Steve is not himself, his consciousness has been shoved into the body of another man. What happened to the mind of the man whose body this was originally? Who cares, certainly not our supposed "heroes" Diana and Steve, who immediately drop everything to go have sex in that poor, possessed man's home with his unable-to-consent body. Meanwhile, Max Lord (seriously, that name) has initiated a make-out session with Barbara in order to steal the citrine. With the citrine safely in his castle/home, Max does something absolutely bonkers and wishes to become the wishing stone. It might be reasonable to take a moment here to discuss the rules of the magic citrine, but the rules for this wishing stone are so arbitrary and crazy you're just going to have to listen to all our rants to get it, there's too much to include here. Maxwell then starts coercing others into wishing things that benefit him while touching him, and then also taking something from them in exchange for the "wish", and if that's confusing, get used to it. Anyway, Max jets off to Egypt while Diana and Steve, now back on the case, follow him in the dumbest way imaginable. This movie is so long, and chock-a-block full of nonsense, that Danielle has to end it there before Sam gets so angry at the inconsistent wishing rules and dumb Wonder Woman lasso tricks that he quits the podcast entirely.
Freud, Jung, Perls, Taylor and Hillman. So many dream experts are old white men. Today we talk about the importance of supporting a movement towards inclusion and diversity within the historically white field of dreamwork. Our guests are brother and sister team Andrusa Lawson and Sahlah Dubel, founders of Divine by Design. Our guests start out talking about surviving their childhoods in inner city Baltimore including poverty, li