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Jrodconcerts: The Podcast
Singer/Songwriter: Morgan Wade

Jrodconcerts: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 10:23


Friend of the show, and one of the most talented young stars in music Morgan Wade joins us from Asheville, NC. In the midst of finishing up a highlight year, one that saw Morgan ink a publishing deal with Universal Music in June, and a record deal with Arista Nashville in August, Morgan takes us into several topics . These include: her off day rituals from tour, habits that keep her mind right every day, performing at the historic Ryman auditorium and more. With Morgan's first official single at country radio "Wilder Days" currently breaking records across a variety of charts, its a perfect time to check out her debut album 'Reckless' if you have not had the chance to do so yet. For more on Morgan Wade including future tour dates and more, visit: www.morganwademusic.com

Carolinas Luxury Real Estate
The Lake Toxaway Area

Carolinas Luxury Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:16


In today's episode #48, we talk with Ellen McGuire about The Lake Toxaway Area in North Carolina. You can find more Information on the firm at www.ivesterjackson.com. Ellen McGuire Email: ellen@ijbproperties.com Phone: 828.551.7027

Zero To Travel Podcast
A Soulful Southern Road Trip: About The Journey With Oneika Raymond

Zero To Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 21:20


On today's very special episode, we will be taking an EPIC road trip with fellow travel journalist, podcaster, and friend Oneika Raymond. You will be hearing an episode from her new podcast About the Journey where she will take you on an audio journey from Georgia all the way to North Carolina.  To see what this episode has in store, check out the description from the About the Journey podcast: Join Host Oneika Raymond on a Southern road trip from Atlanta to Asheville. We'll visit a soul food café whose owner has been feeding hungry locals and the homeless for over 20 years.  We'll also hear an ancient legend that haunts a well-known hiking trail and visit an unlikely site to see some incredible artwork. Thanks to our guests on this episode for sharing their stories along the route. You can learn more about the School Bus Graveyard by visiting their Facebook page here Check out Shirley's Soul Food Café on Facebook, here. Get more information about Tallulah Gorge's North and South Rim Loop Trails on the Georgia State Park website, here. And, to find out more about the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville, visit the hotel website.  For more about this route – and to get other road trip ideas – visit Marriott Bonvoy Traveler. And if you liked this episode of About the Journey please be sure to rate, review and subscribe.  What is a memory that sticks out from your last epic road trip? I'd love to hear about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Listen to About the Journey Check out Onika's website Location Indie Want More? The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As a Black Woman with Oneika Raymond Solo Road Tripping Travel Safety Tips: Staying Safe On The Road

Never Seen It with Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers Has Never Seen Greyhound

Never Seen It with Kyle Ayers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 76:16


Kyle Ayers has never seen Greyhound, but he rewrote it, and we read his script. And I is he (real sentence). Sadly, our audio from the live show did not capture properly, so Kyle brings his script for Tom Hanks' Greyhound to a proper recording. He is joined by Todd Sklar and Daniel Shar.  Before the script even begins (around 28 minutes in) Kyle starts playing with a deep fake audio machine, and we play a round of Guess What Movie Trailer Kendrick Lamar is Describing Having Only Been Input Kyle's Dad's Trailer Game Transcribed. Thank you to everyone who came out to our live show in Chicago! Indescribable how nice it felt to be doing that again. Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Asheville, Atlanta, please come check out Kyle live! Including a live Never Seen It in Asheville! Tickets at kyleayers.com/shows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
6 Principles to Build Mental Toughness: Brad Stulberg on the Practice of Groundedness

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 59:30


Running faster is about physical training, sure, but there's a mental component that can be just as difficult to overcome. In this interview with best-selling author Brad Stulberg, we'll teach you the 6 principles to building mental toughness. You'll love the lessons Brad shares and how it will immediately help you develop an internal strength and self-confidence that sustains you through ups and downs. Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on health, well-being, and sustainable performance.  He is bestselling author of the new book, The Practice of Groundedness, and also Peak Performance.  His work has been featured in The New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Forbes, and more. In his coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, and physicians on their performance and well-being. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. CONNECT, COMMENT, & COMMUNITY: Special Offer His new book, The Practice of Groundedness, has been marked down on Amazon by over 40 percent for a limited time!  If you are thinking about getting a copy, take advantage of this great deal!  For listeners of the Run To The Top Podcast, Brad is also offering special bonuses, including training plans and guides to resilience and sustainable performance.  Just fill out this form with your order number to get the bonuses. Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week's show brought to you by: Heal from the Amino Company Heal is an amino acid, whey and creatine based formulation designed to reduce recovery times and improve physical function after injuries by accelerating muscle repair while helping maintain a healthy inflammatory response. Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/rttt If you're looking for a nutritional advantage when it comes to recovering from your running injury or your daily training I recommend you give Heal a try. If you're interested in learning  more and giving Heal a try, we've got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30%

AnchorMoms: The Podcast
AnchorMOMS: The Podcast, Episode 99

AnchorMoms: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 38:17


Katie and Karen chat it up with Pittsburgh meteorologist and mom Ashley Dougherty! The ladies discuss a controversial YouTuber who was forced to deactivate her account after she was caught on camera coaxing her son to cry. Why it's a hard watch, even if you're not a parent. I'm Officially A Soccer Mom, And Now I Remember Why I Am Not A Fan of Team Sports - “Many of my concerns and anxieties are no doubt rooted in my less-than-great experience with team sports myself.” Plus, Halloween 2021. It's gonna be a big one. Why this year parents are going all out.  And a sleep device that moms swear by, but only if you can get over the sticker shock.Mums The Word, the Snoo Smart Sleeper!Find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review!Want more mommy talk? Click here to join our AnchorMoms Facebook group!AnchorMOMS: The Podcast is a product of WLOS News 13 of Asheville, N.C.

Out Of Office: A Travel Podcast
Top Olmsted Picks

Out Of Office: A Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 41:55


On this episode of Out of Office: A Travel Podcast, the boys return to discussing one of Ryan's personal heroes: the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. They discuss Olmsted's signature style, how his family cashed in on the family name, and 8 top Olmsted designs outside of the world famous Central Park.  Things we talked about in today's podcast: Ryan's interview with a renowned Olmsted biographer https://outofofficepod.com/podcast/episode-101-the-travels-of-frederick-law-olmsted/ Olmsted 200 https://olmsted200.org/ Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site https://www.nps.gov/frla/learn/management/index.htm  Biltmore in Asheville, NC https://www.biltmore.com/blog/olmsteds-deliberate-approach/ Back Bay Fens in Boston, MA https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/park-overview/back-bay-fens/  US Capitol Grounds in Washington D.C. https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-campus/buildings-grounds/capitol-building/capitol-grounds Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT https://www.myrecordjournal.com/Archive/2015/11/ColumnJWK-rj-111315  Prospect Park in Brooklyn https://www.prospectpark.org/learn-more/park-history-slideshow/  Belle Isle in Detroit, MI https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/belle-isle-olmsted-legacy-041816.aspx  Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, NY https://www.saratoga.com/hotspots/congress-park/  Olmsted NYC Restaurant http://olmstednyc.com/  Rick Steves Interview in the New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/rick-steves-says-hold-on-to-your-travel-dreams 

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio
God's Plan and Providence | Genesis 39:1-41:57

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


Travel Tales by AFAR
Bonus Episode: Introducing About the Journey

Travel Tales by AFAR

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 18:13


Hey, listeners! We wanted to introduce you to a podcast called About the Journey, which celebrates a different road trip in each episode. It might be driving from Miami down to Key West, cruising Oahu's North Shore, or zig-zagging through Wyoming's National Parks.In this episode, host and travel journalist Oneika Raymond takes us from Atlanta, Georgia to Asheville, North Carolina to experience some of the soul of the south. Subscribe today—learn more here.

OrthoAnalytika
Homily - Building a Good Marriage - and Parish!

OrthoAnalytika

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:56


Homily on Luke 5:1-11. Introduction: How Christ Builds the Church This is a beautiful story from the ministry of Jesus Christ. It comes on the heels of his Baptism, his temptation by the devil in the wilderness, and the beginning of his preaching ministry in the synagogues of Galilee. In this Gospel, Christ has started building something very special; something that would never fall; something that would bring healing to broken humanity; something through which He would change the world. He began building the Church. And He did it with simple fishermen on the side of a lake. Continuation: We are Building, too Lord willing and the creek don't rise, we are about to begin building. We want to build something that will never fail; something that will bring healing to broken people; something that will transform a troubled community. We are building a new parish. Today's Gospel provides a wonderful lesson for us on this very thing. In his homily on today's Gospel, St. Nikolai Velimirovich writes; “Except the Lord build the house, all who labor labor in vain.” (Psalm 126:1) If the builders build in God's name, they will build a palace, even their hands are weak and their material poor. If, though, the builders build in their own name, in opposition to God, the work of their hands will be brought down as was the Tower of Babel. There is no power that can bring God's work to ruin. Pagan palaces and cities fall into ruin, but God's huts remain standing. That which God's finger upholds stands more firmly than that which [the mythical titan] Atlas supports on his back… May the almighty Lord preserve us from the thought that we can achieve any good without His help and His blessing… Today's Gospel should serve as a warning that such vain thoughts must never be formulated our souls. It speaks of how all men's efforts are in vain if God does not help them. While Christ's apostle's were fishing as men, they caught nothing; but when Christ commanded them to cast their nets once more into the sea, they caught such a great haul of fish that their nets tore. Why would anyone think they can build something worthwhile without Christ? I don't know. It is futile. We know better. But we do it all the time. Understanding the Curse of Sin: the example of marriage Let's look at the example of marriage. So hard to get it right, and so many ways to get it wrong. Why is it so hard? It isn't because people aren't trying. In fact, they are trying all kinds of things… but they aren't working very well. At best, some couples might end up with a marriage that lasts, but marriage was not just meant to endure. It's not supposed to be like a boxing match that makes it to the final round; with the two so tired they can hardly lift a glove and they just lean on one another gasping and looking forward to the bell (or, as is as likely to happen in marriages, the two just hang out in their separate corners doing their own thing until the final bell sounds). A good marriage does more than last, it brings joy to its members and its fruit brings happiness that endures from generation to generation. But why is this so rare? It should come as no surprise. Most of our children come from broken families. It isn't their fault, but this really puts them behind the eight ball. They come from broken families and a broken world, so they have bad examples and have internalized all the wrong instincts. Brokenness has been imprinted in their minds and hearts; this cannot help but shape their actions, no matter how good and noble are their intentions. Even if they try to rise above and do things right, what examples are they going to follow? Television? Movies? Their friends? Their hearts? None of these are reliable guides – all of them are fallen. If statistics are correct – and there is no reason to doubt them – our young men are learning more about how to relate to women from pornography than anything else. And the expectations and self-respect of our young women are being influenced by this same blighted culture. Is there really any wonder that we are so bad at marriage? That even young couples who try to get it right often end up building a perverted parody of the kind of blessed union of flesh and spirit that we celebrate in the Mystery of Crowning? That we have far more “towers of Babel” than temples of true love? Reiterating the Problem… and the solution To repeat the Psalm; “Except the Lord build the house, all who labor labor in vain.” (126:1). We cannot overcome our own brokenness by trying harder or following the examples and guidance of people who are broken, too (St. Matthew 15:14; … if the blind lead the blind both will fall into a pit). An alcoholic cannot live a healthy life by trying harder; he has to admit his problem, heal and transform his heart and habits. And he has to let God be the foundation of this process.  This is why twelve step programs are so successful: they transform the hearts and habits of the repentant, with God as the foundation of the process. How many people with addictions do you know that continue ruining their lives because they think they can work everything out on their own? But the alcoholic and philanderer do not just hurt themselves. We know from history and our own observations that the children of alcoholics and broken homes are cursed by both nature and nurture. Again, it isn't fair, but it is true. If we want the next generations to succeed we have to be honest about both the cause and the cure of what ails them and us. The cause is our brokenness and the cure is Christ Jesus. The cure is His Body, the Church. The cure is the Way of Holy Orthodoxy. All else is vanity. Towers of Babel. Sand castles in a low tide. Back to the Today's Gospel: becoming fishers of men The curse of sin is the very thing that Christ came to remove. To put it in very practical terms, Christ came to save our marriages, to heal our addictions, to restore our sanity, and to replace our sorrow, pain, and frustration with joy and eternal blessedness. That is to say, He came to save us from the very real, very specific, and very damning problems in our lives. And not just ours gathered here today, but everyone's. A world that was created good groans in agony, and our Lord loves it too much to allow that to continue. And so He became a man, He taught us, He dies for us, He was Resurrected and Ascended into Glory, and, more to today's point, He established the Church to be the Ark of our salvation. What a beautiful image a boat is for the Church. Think about it: we are drowning in a sea of sin and trying to tread water amidst a storm of temptation. We cannot survive this on our own, and it does not help to band together – eventually even the strongest swimmer must succumb to weakness; moreover, the weak are infamous for dragging the stronger down. It is a terrible situation to be drowning in this stormy sea. Our breaths are numbered, and we are sure to die in agony. It is only a matter of time. But into this bleak scene comes salvation: the apostles cast out their nets and pull us in to the safety of the boat. We can finally breath without struggling. It is calm in the boat. It is here that our real healing begins… and as part of that healing, as part of our cure and The Cure, we ourselves are given nets and told to put them to use. Conclusion: we cannot catch men if we don't try; we cannot catch men if we don't learn how We are in the boat. Here at Holy Resurrection, we have the fullness of the faith (we are like a fractal of the Universal Church) so it is fair to say that we are both in the boat and the boat itself. But remember that bit earlier about how nature and nurture conspire against our marriages? You know me well enough by now to know that I wasn't just talking about marriage. Marriage is an image of the Church: the union of flesh with one another and the union of that one flesh with God (Ephesians 5:32). Why should we think that we are naturally any better at living as the Church than we are with marriage? The same forces work against us: we suffer from both nature and nurture. Just as good intentions are not enough for the children of broken homes, they are not enough for us as we try to build this parish. Without serious help, we will just end up building the equivalent of a miserable and failed marriage, another Tower of Babel, a perverse monument to our own fallenness. We need help. And I don't mean hiring consultants or trying to find the perfect priest – this is even more important than that. Without Christ, we are like the Apostles in today's lesson before our Lord came; “toiling all night and catching nothing” (St. Luke 5:5). It had been a hard night and they had given up on catching anything, but then Christ came and told them to go back out, and they caught more than they could carry. So many that their boats almost broke. Brothers and sisters, the Orthodox community of Asheville has been through hard times. Like Simon in today's lesson, we have good hearts and the best of intentions, but we are tired; and we had pretty much given up on catching fish. But the Lord told us to get back out there and get it done. And so we get back to it.  We try again. We are smart in the ways of the world.  We all have ideas about how this should be done.  We will be tempted to rely on our own strength and our own hearts. But our hearts are broken and our strength will fail us. “Except the Lord build the house, all who labor labor in vain.” (126:1). But for those who put their trust in the Lord and in His way – there is no limit to the good that they can do. This is where we are. We have given our lives and the future of this parish to the Lord Jesus Christ. Like Simon, we don't always see the point of what the Lord commands, but also like Simon, we will follow Him.  We know how that story ends, so we know how ours will, too. The catch will be great; so great that our walls will scarcely be able to hold the number of men, women, and children we have pulled in to the safety of the Church. So great that we, like Simon calling for the second boat, will have to plant another parish to give us enough room. After all, there are a lot of people drowning in the waters around us. We cannot allow them to perish – it is God's will that all be saved and come to the fullness of the Truth. It is a tough calling. But we do not labor in vain: because we are building according to the Lord's command. We are transformed into fishers of men.

WNC Original Music
Ep 134 Jesse Frizsell Returns part 1

WNC Original Music

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 48:17


Jesse Frizsell joins the podcast this week to talk about his new album, singing on top of pianos, hiding his harmonies from public display, and how to spell his name. (Z before S as in buzzsaw and zest)   Listen and follow Jesse at these places https://kpvsongs.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kristian.phillipvalentino/ https://www.instagram.com/kpvsongs/    Find Across the Sea here  https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VX4haMR559f8Xc4hYBBCZ  https://www.instagram.com/ageewilso/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ap5A6CaDFL-7cmwmUWbgg   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, guitarist and songwriter Jesse Frizsell seamlessly combines aspects of modern and classic country. Born in Asheville, NC, Jesse grew up learning and playing his favorite tunes by classic artists. By the age of 16, he was playing in various local bands. Frizsell has performed at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam both with his band and more recently as a solo artist. He has opened for acts such as Bret Michaels (of Poison), Blackberry Smoke, Framing Hanley and shared the stage with Kevin Kinney (of Drivin' N Cryin') as well as Justin Biltonen (of 3 Doors Down). More recently, Jesse writes songs for the heartbroken, the working man and those ready and willing to unwind after a long day. He participates actively in the local Asheville music scene and regionally in the Southeast. You can find him most weekends playing as a member of The Western Carolina Writers, solo or with his bluegrass trio, Jesse Frizsell and the Riffers. Jesse has released a two song EP, “A Couple of Songs for Drinking”,in 2018, and a full length album “Rose Gold Renegades”, in 2019, both available for streaming or download on all major platforms. His latest endeavor takes a more traditional approach honoring the music of the mountains he grew up in. “Back to Carolina”, his homage to bluegrass will be available everywhere the 1st of October, 2021   Combining blues and folk influences with a raspy undertone of high falsetto notes, Agee Wilso seeks to push the boundaries of musical understanding. He is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and often finds inspiration in the landscapes nearby to accompany his lyrical ideas.

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors
Knowing Your Numbers & The One Best Thing You Can Do Now

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 19:47


Hannah Cole is an artist based in Asheville, NC and the owner of Sunlight Tax. She also runs Money Bootcamp, a yearlong membership program to get artists from financial chaos to financial control, so you can get back to your studio. When you know what your profit is, you unlock the power to know what things cost you, whether you need to raise your prices and how much you owe in taxes way before the deadline. So how do you do it, and what is the one key action step that will help you right now?   Visit www.sunlighttax.com/moneybootcamp and use the code ILYWMONEYSQUAD to get exclusive access to the free community I Like Your Work Money Squad. The I Like Your Work Money Squad is only available to listeners when they join Money Bootcamp and is a free support group for artists that includes monthly emails and a private Slack channel that will help keep you motivated and accountable.   To apply for the 2022 Plum Lime Residency Program or Session 2 visit https://www.nyccritclub.com/      

Redeemer Asheville Podcast
Redeemer Church Announcements - 10/6 - 10/12/2021 - Church in the Open Air

Redeemer Asheville Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 3:02


10/6 - 10/12/2021 - This week at Redeemer Anglican Church of Asheville we will be having both our regular church service and our confirmation class outside, rain or shine. 

Obsessed with: Disappeared
69: The Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

Obsessed with: Disappeared

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 63:57


The last time Zebb Quinn was seen,  on Sunday, January 2, 2000. He was leaving his work shift with a friend in Asheville, North Carolina. The friend would later tell police that Zeb got a text that panicked him and he took off into the night, after which he was never seen again. But there is nobody to corroborate this story, and as clues about Zeb's disappearance emerge, it's clear there is more to the story. LOOKING FOR MORE PATRICK AND ELLYN? JOIN OUR PATREON! At the $5 level you get 3 FULL BONUS EPISODES PER MONTH! Right now there are over 15 full bonus episode to download and binge right this second! AND YOU GET TO PLAY OUR MONTHLY TRUE CRIME TRIVIA! We do it on Zoom, we all get to hang  out, and you can win cool prizes!!! Plus there are ad-free versions of our entire catalog of episodes! CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

AnchorMoms: The Podcast
AnchorMOMS: The Podcast, Episode 98

AnchorMoms: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 40:52


The AnchorMOMS welcome a soon-to-be-mama near and dear to their hearts. Reporter and co-worker Stephanie Santostasi joins Katie and Karen to talk all things parenthood.  The ladies think they've heard it all until Steph tells them the craziest thing that's happened to her in TV News. Friends, it's a doozy. Let's just, #IStandWithSteph is a hashtag we now use and love.  Also, more women are holding back on motherhood because of the pandemic. But there's a surprising reason that has nothing to do with health.  And, two faced-friends. We know them, but are we one? The ladies discuss.Mums The Word, Ruggable! Find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review!Want more mommy talk? Click here to join our AnchorMoms Facebook group!AnchorMOMS: The Podcast is a product of WLOS News 13 of Asheville, N.C.

Stressless Eating
Stressless Cooking With Laura Lea Bryant

Stressless Eating

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 27:21


Laura Lea Bryant is back on the podcast, and this time it's to talk about Stressless Cooking. A few years ago, we realized that the same stress and emotion that women experience with food... It shows up in COOKING too! To a lot of women, cooking is STRESSFUL! And that's why Laura Lea and I hunkered down in Asheville for 4 days, determined not to leave until we were able to take the stress and emotion out of cooking... and help women take control of their lives by taking control of their KITCHEN! And Stressless Cooking was born

Relationships! Let's Talk About It with Pripo Teplitsky
Breakups and Divorce: Endings Are As Important As Beginnings

Relationships! Let's Talk About It with Pripo Teplitsky

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 57:13


In this episode I have a conversation with divorce attorney Jim Siemens. Most people don't do the endings of a relationship well. They usually leave a legacy of hurt and damage instead of one of healing and inspiration. We discuss the importance of ending a relationship or marriage in a healing manner. There are many lessons in endings. Your lessons come through the choices you make, and your choices create your character. Jim is a divorce lawyer and life coach in Asheville, N.C.  He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, mediator, and negotiator in family law cases.  Jim accepts family law cases throughout Western North Carolina.  Jim accepts coaching clients throughout the US and Canada.   “Divorce is not what people want but when it presents itself..., where are the gifts and opportunities now?” - Jim Siemens   Related Content: Getting Along With Your Ex Foundational Trust In Long-Term Relationships Intentions: Setting The Tone In Your Relationships Maintaining Connection Through Conflict The Importance of Apologies     Connect with Jim Siemens: https://www.wnclaw.com Facebook LinkedIn Let's Talk About It! Thanks for tuning into this week's episode of Relationships! Let's Talk About It - the show to help you forge deeper, more meaningful connections and relationships with those around you. If you enjoyed this week's episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts, subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating and review.   Check out our Guided Audio Practices, Meditations and Workshops at Relationships! Let's Learn About It.   You can check out the original songs I have sung in my podcast at Pripo's Podcast Songs.   Don't forget to visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Share your favorite episodes on social media to help others build better, more meaningful relationships.   And if our content has helped you forge deeper connections and more meaningful relationships, be sure to help support the show by visiting our Support the Podcast page!   Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk

The Rise Guys
THE RISE GUYS: HOUR ONE: 10/04/21

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 33:53


Remember old commercial radio and tv jingles? They were the best, they don't make em like that anymore Headlines with a black bear attack in Asheville over the weekend Sports with Tom Brady becoming the NFL's all time passing yards leader and Urban Meyer partying on a Friday night See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Obsessed
Obsessed With Being A Lady Boss ft. Rose Kaz

Obsessed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 23:54


Quit Your 9-5 Today! Get Obsessed With Your Life! Find Out More About Your Obsessed Girls: https://linktr.ee/crownandcompassgirls Have you ever thought about quitting your 9-5 and being your own boss?  Calling the shots of your life is empowering.  Today on this episode of The Obsessed Podcast, Rose Kaz, leader and Ladyboss, tells us anything is possible.  And she emphasizes the importance of community building and relationship building.  Having made her mark as an internationally published, portrait photographer, owner & lead photo queen at the all women-owned and operated Rose Photo + Video, a boutique wedding + lifestyle photography studio in Chicago, IL, and Asheville, NC, Rose Kaz is excited to connect with ALL women in business and grow great networks around the world.    --  

Arcane Carolinas
AC 00042 - The Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn

Arcane Carolinas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 33:45


Countless sightings have been recorded of a pink apparition appearing at the Grove Park Inn. Who was the Pink Lady, and what is her story? Join Michael and Charlie as they discuss the history of Asheville's most famous hotel, its most famous permanent resident, and some of the more obscure parts of its history! Follow us! Arcane Carolinas on Patreon Arcane Carolinas on Facebook Arcane Carolinas on Instagram Contact us! arcanecarolinas@gmail.com

Your Other Brothers Podcast
YC084: Mountaintops & Valleys

Your Other Brothers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 84:08


And we're back! After a summer retreat that reunited our supporters after two and a half years away, we return with a brand new YOBcast – with more episodes on the way! This episode we're talking about mountaintops and valleys: those proverbial "everything is bold and clear" and "everything is long and dark" seasons of life. Coming off a YOBBERS retreat is a mountaintop experience for many in our community. How do we come back from experiences like that? And what are some other mountaintop moments we've experienced beyond YOB? Join Tom, Ryan, Aaron, and Ben for this storytelling episode! And be sure to comment on our podcast episode page with your own mountaintop/valley stories. We'd love to hear them. What are some of the peaks and valleys you've witnessed and endured? What have you learned, and what's still hard? LINKS FROM THE SHOW Tom's YOBBERS retreat blog: "What Your Other Brothers is All About" Aaron's YOBBERS retreat blog: "To Unite and Cheer On One Another in Our Burdens" Eugene's YOBBERS retreat blog: "Sick of Gay Men No Longer?" Ben's YOBBERS retreat blog: "Why Go on a Gay Men's Christian Retreat?" GET IN TOUCH Call the YOBline! 706.389.8009 Shoot us an email! podcast@yourotherbrothers.com Mail us something yummy! Your Other Brothers / P.O. Box 843 / Asheville, NC 28802 SUPPORT YOB Your Other Brothers on Patreon Your Other Brothers Store FOLLOW YOB Your Other Brothers on Facebook Your Other Brothers on Twitter Your Other Brothers on Instagram Your Other Brothers on YouTube Your Other Brothers on TikTok MUSIC CREDIT Intro theme: "The Best is Yet to Come" by Tim Halperin Benediction theme: "Born Again" by Cory Asbury 100% clearance through Musicbed.

Unraveling ...a knitting podcast
Episode 119 - Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Unraveling ...a knitting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 60:50


In Episode 119, Greg and Pam discuss late-night feuds, getting projects to good “take-along” states, and ringing bells. Many thanks to llmcguire Lisa and KateNH50 Kathy for the intro! Check out our new group on Facebook! We would love to have you join us there. SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages or on our website here. Note on Ravelry Links Note that many of the links in our show notes refer to pages on Ravelry.com. If visiting Ravelry causes you harm, please be cautious clicking links. If you are interested in a link that is inaccessible to you, you can email info at unravelingpodcast dot com and Greg and/or Pam will happily send you the information Yarn in the News We talked the feud between Patty Lyons and Seth Myers. Patty wrote abut it on her blog in the post titled Me & Seth: A Tale of Love, Hate, Corrections, and a Sweater Vest Greg's Projects Greg has finished his Christmas socks with yarn from KnittyAndColor. Greg is still letting Frog and Toad by Kristina Ingrid McGowan have space in his brain while he procrastinates with finishing Frog. Greg is working on a few design projects. Greg is working on some fingerless mitts for Meredith. He's using the Cloudburst pattern by Arienne Grey and Berroco Folio™ yarn. Pam's Projects Pam fixed the crochet bunting with apples using the pattern In Love With Apples by Raffaella Tassoni. She used KnitPicks Palette. Pam worked on on Ella's Felted Christmas Stocking. She is using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky. Pam worked on her Spinning for Socks Socks in cheviot spun from Sadie Spins! and she is loosely following the Vanilla Latte pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes. Pam worked on the Windschief Hat by Stephen West. She is using Buffalo Wool Co. Moon. Pam is working on her Chilkat Cowl by Romi Hill and is in love. Pam plied some singles of BLF/Border Leicester Cross. She used a plying bracelet with this tutorial. Pam started a Super Bulky Hat by Ashleigh Kiser. She is using Loops & Threads Cozy Wool. Book Club Next episode we will conclude Chapter 1 of The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes. We try to host book club so you don't need the book to enjoy the discussions but this book is such a wealth of knowledge we highly recommend it! Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events The disorganized Topalong is still going strong in the Ravelry threads! And it's time for sweaterweather. Join in the fun and knowledge sharing! Miscellaneous We talked about crochet bowl cozies and mentioned the Bowl Cozy Hot Pad Pattern by Amy B Stitched, which was a pattern mentioned in our Ravelry forums. Greg has been exploring Fraquemont University, which is Abby Franquemont's online home for teaching. Greg continues to enjoy watching Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. He also found out that if you have a free Target Circle membership (not a credit card, the rewards program), you can get a four-month free trial of Apple TV+. Pam mentioned the Come From Away movie on Apple TV+ that she's interested in watching. We mentioned SAFF, the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, in Asheville, NC which is coming up on October 22-24. The NC State Fair, in Raleigh, NC, will be October 14-24. Affiliate Link Disclousure This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we'll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry  and @pammaher on Instagram

The Remote Real Estate Investor
This is how Alex Jarbo gets massive returns with short term rentals

The Remote Real Estate Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 30:16


Alex Jarbo is a real estate agent and investor that specializes in custom-built short-term rentals. He also runs the YouTube channel, Alex Builds which details his process. In this episode, he tells us how he got started, what his strategy and returns are, and important things to consider if you are interested in getting started in the short-term rental game. Alex's channel and contact: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN0sdWw5T6zP7-NG4p8Ry6g Email: alexbuildschannel@gmail.com --- Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Hey, everybody,   Michael: Welcome to another episode of remote real estate investor. I'm Michael Albaum. And today with me, I have a guest, Alex Jarbo. And Alex is actually doing ground up development for short term rentals out on East Coast market. So he's going to be talking to us about what that process looks like, and all the lessons he's learned along the way. So let's get into it.   Alex Jarbo, welcome to the podcast. Man. Thanks so much for taking the time to hang out with me.   Alex: Oh, thanks for having me on, Michael.   Michael: Now. No, I appreciate you. So give everybody a little bit of background on who you are, where you come from, and what is it that you're doing in the real estate space, because I know that it's very interesting. Let's bring everybody up to speed.   Alex: Yeah, so I'm originally born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. My parents grew up in Detroit and then my parents moved to like 20-25 minutes north of Detroit. During the Marine Corps when I was like 18 years old did that for like five years, I was stationed in Washington DC, that time it was like time to leave the Marine Corps. I decided that I want to be in real estate got my real estate license in North Carolina, moved to Asheville, North Carolina, right out of the military, and then I sort of dabbled around in real estate flipping properties.   Didn't really like that too much did the real estate agent thing for a little bit made some good money but I was I was helping investors sort of find Vacation Rentals instead of, and I realized like okay, let me let me try like purchasing some. So we had some money saved up and I went out and started like looking for vacation rentals in this area. Or like properties that would do well as like short term rentals and stuff didn't really find anything that wasn't like crazy overpriced. This is like even before like the COVID lockdown and then so we just decided to build we just decided to build our first cabin which ended up being an a-frame took took about a year to get that done just because we were like my first build and just learning everything and then from there like we started renting it out and started doing really well and then like one turn into four and then four turned into not like next year so we're breaking ground on four this year and then we have 24 plan for next year.   Michael: Holy smokes it sounds like these cabins are just having like little cabin babies.   Alex: Yeah. We just took took the class cashflow and just rolled it into the next board took our like I took on investment money for the first time with with the like to have the cabins and then all the all the properties we're doing next year with investment money. So like with other people's money, oh,   Michael: Man, that's frickin awesome. I love how you just said, Oh, this thing isn't working over here. So let me just go build my own. Most people say oh, it's not working like Screw it. Real Estate sucks. It's I can't do it.   Alex: No, no, absolutely not. And I mean that the model that we're following now really has been I mean, like solidified with like with COVID, because we had a lot of like out of town, people moved to this area that are working remote. And that sort of drove real estate and that's driving real estate prices up everywhere. But that drove real estate prices up here now. And it's like, if I try to go out and find a vacation route right now like I'm competing with people who also want to live in the home, we build all of our homes a stick built permanent foundation. And the reason we do that is just so like it's just as a built in exit strategy there so we we build them as normal, like single family house for the most part, like they're still built as unique cabins, like a-frames log cabins, something something unique about the architecture. But if like for some reason, like 5-10 years down the road or the city, like decides to one like the county one day decides randomly to not allow short term rentals in the city or the county. Then like we do have an exit strategy there.   Michael: So yeah, that's awesome. And so that first one that you built and rented out, was that a short term rental? Was that your traditional long term?   Alex: Yeah, no, it was a short term right out of the gate. We had designed it as a short term rental and then we saw how good those numbers were that were just like I was I never really underwrote the property myself. I just figured that we underwrote it as a long term rental like okay if it doesn't work out, we can put a renter in there and just cover the mortgage and maybe cash flow a couple $100 but I mean the cash flow like for October's like five grand for the small cabin. That's like that's net in our pocket.   So yeah, I was I was curious to see like, I was You know, I've never done my numbers on this before because it's been renting out for like a year and a half a little over a year and a half now, I was like, let me let me do like annual numbers and see like, what actually would have like if like, let me do the cap rate, let me do the ROI. And like, just with, like, I didn't have an investor with that property. So like, my cap rate was like 26%. My, yeah, my ROI was like 80 something percent, like for the whole year, I'm like, oh, okay, I think we are working here.   Yeah, so that's what I put together, I started putting together like a YouTube channel and sort of talking to some people. Like just some, like close friends and stuff, who had some money saved up and they wanted to do something. And then I just just pitched him the idea of like doing like, right now what we do is like, we sort of pivoted from doing like one or two cabins at a time to like doing six at a time. So we do like these small vacation rental complexes, but there's still like stick build permanent foundation owns, like we purchase six to 10 acres. And then we subdivided into three plots. And then we put three primary homes on it. And then three accessory dwelling units are like mother in law suites that are detached, like in the back, like up maybe like 100 or 200 meters away. That way we get away with doing six at the same time, but it's three separate parcels. So safely, something comes up and we need to sell one of the properties are safe, like an investor wants to back out or something. We can also like give them back their money.   But yeah, it's like we the 24 that we're doing next year, we have like 455 investors lined up for those for those 24 cabins and it's four separate communities. So…   Michael: Man, this is incredible. So I'm curious on that very first one, did you finance the build with a construction loan? Did you go all cash then he didn't have investors walk us through how you got that done?   Alex: Yeah, and I sort of briefly talked about this on my YouTube channel. But we we started with like a second home loan, essentially I had my license technically was still in Michigan, like where I'm from, and then my wife, we'd live separate for a little bit until just like until her job allowed her to work remotely full time. So we were allowed to get away with doing a second home loan second home loan construction loan. Just because I had an established residency here in North Carolina, I didn't know if I was going to be here long term either. So technically, like my address was still in Michigan.   But a lot of people a lot of posts that I talked to now sort of that's how they get into this space, whether it be building or with with just purchasing an already built home for vacation while purposes they do it as a second home loan, and other lenders are fine with it. Like if it's a second home loan, it's rented out as an Airbnb that's what everyone's doing. It's like they'll stay in it two, three weeks a year and then for the rest of the time they'll just rent it out just to cover their mortgage.   So yeah, that's that's how we started we did a two time close loan, which there are negatives and positives to that so it's essentially a construction loan for a year and then you refinance into a permanent like 30 year fixed which is what we ended up doing.   Michael: That's awesome. And so can you walk us through some of the numbers on what did it cost to build because I think a lot of people just assume that building ground up is more expensive than buying existing which is why more people maybe don't do ground up.   Michael: Right. Like you're a little bit of the head like headache comes with it if you're just like starting with it, but but it felt like it fell on us we're just like okay, we're either gonna overpay for a property that's not 100% perfect and it's gonna need some work anyways, so we're like instead of renovating a home for three to six months, why don't we just build one like from scratch and we'll take like 12 to 14 months. So what are our numbers these numbers again, these are numbers that were prior to COVID so like with like materials and everything going up but our first Kevin the first Kevin we built for 202 and that the 202 means it was also like furnish the land cost about 50,000 and then it cost around like 135 130,000 a build it's only an eight it's like an 830 square foot cabin, which sounds small but if you actually like if you actually see it like it's an open floor concept pocket doors everywhere so no doors are opening in and out we just really tried to optimize the space like.   It's funny like we just the furniture sort of decided what when you're building these cabins like these smaller cabins, the furniture like decides what the house sort of looks like so it's like you have to like have your furniture planned out before you start designing the home but yeah, we that that cost It costs around like 202 to three to build and furnish.   And then yeah, we started we just started renting it out. We've been we've been 100% occupied for the last a year and a half. I mean besides maybe like, one or two days that we've taken for like maintenance days or like to just do some like extra work on the cabin. Like I already mentioned my cap rate was like 25% for that first year without an investor. And then my ROI was about like 80%   So like the nice thing about our market which If I do decide to invest in a different market and this market is year round I'm here like people like to be in the mountains year round we have the I'm in Asheville, North Carolina so we have like the breweries here but we also have like the Biltmore Estate, which people actually come for like in the winter and stuff people like to hike in the winter too so with Yeah, it's like I accidentally stumbled upon like a year round market now we do have like busier seasons and stuff so like October November in my opinion are our busiest seasons because it leaves season like with all the leaves, changing colors, it just like turns like yellow orange reds and stuff. So   Michael: That's incredible. So while you were talking, I just pulled out my calculator and ran the numbers on your dollar cost per square foot, which is about 160 bucks a square foot   Alex: Yeah, and I would say right now I'm pricing out these other properties that we did it's closer to 200 a square foot Okay, which is a pretty big jump but it's nothing it's nothing like compared to like if you're building in like California, like our lender that we're using now for the bigger projects next year. They're based out of California and it's like my entire 660 unit project is about like a $2 million bill compared to like something in California which like a single family house could cost that.   Yeah, So yeah, we're around like 200 square foot or and so like this the first six that we're doing next year, it's anywhere between 400 square foot all the way to 2600 square foot so it's like there's a big range there. Like some cabins can only sleep like two people but the biggest cabin can sleep like eight to nine people.     Michael: Oh my gosh that's awesome. So you take on investors you do the build and then do you turn around and sell them for the investors and then you manage them talk to us a little bit about the whole business model.   Alex: Yeah, so that we self manage and that's that's part of the business model is we take we we take on the investor money and then we don't take a development fee, we're a full partner throughout the whole thing it's a it's a long term play we don't we don't we're not selling them so that the hold is about 10 years I just that's a pretty round number. If I can refinance say like at the five year mark, I will just to give the investors back their money but I think my projections I've done for my last the last three projects were like two and a half years to get your money back from when your initial investment from when when they're fully built so about it takes about a year to fully build the project three and a half years to get your initial investment back and that's not including the refinance to pull out money say like they want to another initial investment back essentially or we can take that money and go do other projects with it. And also that doesn't include principal pay down that doesn't include if if we do want to sell like in 10 years like so. Yeah, they're getting their money back four or five times over six times over I would say so.   Michael: That's amazing. That's absolutely amazing. So what do you tell people that are trying to get into the short term rental business? Do you tell them hey, you know go start go do ground up development because it works really really well.   Alex: It's all dependent on your risk and what type of headache you want. Like so   Michael: You're getting headaches it just depends what kind   Alex: Yeah so like that was a that was the biggest reason why I started the YouTube channel was like to detail every single part of the ground up is is not as stressful as people find it I would say the hardest part is just making sure that you have a builder like a competent builder that's also comfortable and take it on   Michael: Competent being the main key   Alex: Yeah, absolutely. And another another thing is like when you're approaching a builder like and you're you're looking to do maybe if you're just on the like if you're just trying to do like what we first did which is like an 800 square foot cabin make sure the builder knows that upfront like you're they might not want to take on a project that small um so yeah, I would say getting into it just making sure that you have a competent builder but also an agent like when you go start to look at land.   And stuff to make sure that you have an agent that deals specifically in buying and selling land, which we have in this area. So like I went to Google and just type in like land agent Asheville and there are there are agents everywhere that only specifically deal in land save like you're in the rural parts of like the city that you live in. So that that's huge. It's just like you can you can leverage all their knowledge all their context when it comes to finding the right piece of land.   Access is the biggest thing for us. So making sure that our guest isn't driving like 20 minutes down a gravel road, especially if they're arriving at night. So like we look at we look for like properties that are like parcels of land that are attached to like state maintained like double lane roads and stuff, especially if we're building six cabins. So like the six cabins we're building, the first six we're building next year that All if all those cabins are fully like maxed out on, like the amount of guests that can sleep in, they're all rented out. It can sleep up to 34 people a night, like all six cabins together, so you got to think of like 34 people going up and down that road, it can't be a single lane, gravel road.   Michael: Right.   Alex: So that even even if you're building only one cabin, you got to think of like the guest experience, like do like do you really want your guests who maybe is arriving at night to be like going up, like 20 minutes up a gravel road, and they've never been to this cabin, and they lose reception like, like, so it's like, that's the biggest thing when we first look at even building the access to the lands important, which means before like part of the due diligence before we even go under contract is driving out to the land, because it might look cool on on the MLS and might look cool when we're looking at it with the agent like on the computer, when we're looking like at the GIS maps, like the satellite images, but you might not know like, maybe it's just that, like, it's an absolute terrible commute to even get to the land. So it's very important to drive up there, too.   Michael: That makes so much sense. And so are you using the same agent and the same builder like the same team for all of your builds? Or do you find Do you bid out all your projects?   Alex: So different subs, same builder, I wouldn't say we have an agreement with the builder that we have is just like we're sort of like, we've become his exclusive client. Because we we I went to him, I'm like, hey, like 24 projects next year, like I'd like to be a priority here. Which makes sense. So yeah, we use the same builder, same agent, for the last two that we did was the same agent, I'm licensed in this area as well. But it does help to have someone that only deals in land. And like the land agent that we use has like experience with like buying and selling for their clients like up to like, under 200 acres. So like our 10 acre parcel isn't really a big deal compared to like, some of the larger projects they build. So yeah, same team, for the most part, it's just the subs are going to be different because we bid everything out after that.   Michael: So Alex, can you speak to now that the building is built, you've got your short term rental built, or maybe you go and buy one, what's what are some things that you're doing to kind of set yourself apart without giving away the secret sauce, but that, you know, investors should be thinking about or be aware of, of things they could do in their own short term rental.   Alex: Yeah, and playing off the title of this podcast, you got to decide if you're, if you're going to be worse, if you're going to be doing it remotely like out of state or if you're if you're living in the city, you also got to decide if you're going to self manage compared to if you're going to hand it off to a manager, you're going to hand it off to a manager, that's easy, you just give it to them they handle everything. Um, there are more and more tools that are coming out now that allow remote real estate investors to be able to handle this themselves.   A good example of that is like when I when my wife and I recently went to Tulum, Mexico, I almost everything was handled from my phone like nothing crazy it happened there. So I would say the if you're going to self manage, which I'd honestly recommend because like right now managers is a good manager will take about like 25 to 30% of gross, which is a lot. I would recommend like trying to do it on your own. Start with the cleaning crew find a cleaning crew that specifically deals in short term rentals. If you're just starting out, I wouldn't like go out and try to hire a cleaning crew like find find a company that already handles short, short term rentals, they're going to be sort of like where the gravel meets the road there.   The cleaning crew helped helps with like save something's broken, like my cleaning crew will like take a picture and send it to me and I sent it directly to Airbnb or wherever I'm renting from they, my calendar directly links to my cleaning crews calendar. So like if there's an update on a booking or like if, if a new booking comes through, they automatically see it. So I would say cleaning crew number one.   Have some contacts. I like a plumber and electrician, like just like three or four contacts there just in case something does come up at the cabin. The nice cool The cool thing about new construction is for about the first year you don't really have to worry about too much maintenance, because they are brand new homes. And then on top of that it's just leverage leveraging the technology like we use. We use a service called Smart B&B that automates all of the messaging. So I'd say 80% of my messaging is automated, where like sending, sending and checking instructions, checking up on the guest sending out checkout instructions, and then everything like the last 15 to 20%. Like if I do like something some days will pass where I don't I don't look at we'll look at the Airbnb app, but it's like some days will pass where I don't even touch my like, contact the guests at all because they're having a good stay without me having to do anything. So messaging is important, Smart B&B.   And then right now we recently started implementing stay fi which is like an online marketing platform where it's like an email capture. So like say if you like go to an airport, you go to, like a mall, you have to put in like your email address before you have access to the internet. And that sort of protects us. Like if they're doing anything like sketchy on our internet, that that will protect us. But it also captures their email, it captures everyone's email in the cabinet as well. So it's like one listing, if five people are staying in the cabin, that's five emails there. So you're building an email list there. And then we just re we're gonna start remarketing, to these guests who have already stayed with us. And the goal is to be able to take them off of the Airbnb platform and sort of run them through our platform. That way, we sort of have more control over the guests, like the the guests, and also, they're going to be paying less in service fees, because I believe right now, like the service fee on the guests adds like 15% for Airbnb, which it's getting higher and higher.   And it's like, they take 3% from the host, which is not too much, but 15% from the guest, and it recently went up like like a year and a half ago. And like now I like there isn't really a week that passes by, and that we don't get at least like a potential guests or to complain about the price prior to booking. Like they're like them asking for a deal. So that didn't happen for the first year where you're renting it out. And it recently started to happen in the last six months, where like a lot of people are complaining about the price where we don't really have too much control over it, like of the service fee. So that sort of really opened my eyes to like, Hey, I think we there there has to be a way to sort of start getting, like controlling, controlling the guest experience essentially.   Michael: Totally. Well, I mean, I feel like it's very similar to a rental car, you say, Oh, it's 25 bucks a day. And then I'm renting for three days, and then you get your bill and it's $700. Like, wait, what, how did that happen. Sur charge   Alex: Yeah, why is my security deposit more than my rental. Yeah, yeah.   Michael: It's crazy. That makes a ton of sense. I think that's frickin genius. I think that is genius.   Alex: We were thinking about it like last, the service that we use Stayfi recently came out like in the last six months, but we're I was trying to figure out how to do that, like I want because like with any business online or offline, like real estate to offline, for the most part, you have to build a list in some in some type of way. Even if you do long term rentals, like building a list, building a waitlist is super important. So that's our way of end like we're essentially getting paid to build our email list here. Where it's like the guest is paying us to stay at the cabin, and we get their email. And we're also helping them out. Because if they do decide to book through us compared to Airbnb, they are saving money on the service we sell.   Michael: So yeah, so did you set up a direct website for us specifically, or is third party,   Alex: We're building a website right now to help bring those like people in so like we're building the list right now. But for all of our future cabins, all of that is built into like the budgeting and everything. So..     Michael: That is incredible, man. But Alex, anything else that folks who are getting into the short term space should be aware of things you know where that you've seen things go south or sideways for short term rentals.   Alex: Oh, when it comes to utilities, make sure that you have like, when you're purchasing the land, I would say the land is probably the most important part is making sure that you have access to utilities, when it comes to like, you get like, here we're a little bit we invest in more rural areas about like 15 to 20 minutes away from downtown. So let's like the first cabin that we built, we needed like an electricity easement from the neighbors to be able to run electricity to our property. And it took about like six months to build that. Or to get that we built that entire first cabin with a generator, which is crazy to think about now.   Thinking about utilities, electricity Internet's a big one, making sure that you have like, even if you're doing Satellite Internet to like make sure that like you, you take down the right trees, or you know where the internet is going to be at. So when you start building. Yeah, making sure just making sure on the management side making sure that you are able to the right people are in place. So like before you if you're looking to get into like a specific market, making sure that the builder like you can find the right builder, you can find the right cleaning crew that that's going to be super, super important and just you building unique properties. If you're going the building route.   What I'm seeing is and I started this way, like I started with the master leasing thing where it's like you you rent out a property from a lot like an owner and then put it on Airbnb and sort of split the profits there or at least pay that rent. That's how I started. That's how a lot of people started. That's how I saved money to sort of do the my first build. But what I'm seeing is investors like I already mentioned are coming into these markets and sort of really bidding up the properties which is driving down returns, and they're just they're purchasing normal properties and just putting them on the market. There isn't any really draw to them or any type of appeal, they're not really unique in any way. So I would say for the listeners, though, if you're going to go the building route to like really focus on building a unique property where the property itself is an experience outside of the city, like that the guest is visiting. So that's sort of like my company thesis, for the most part is building unique properties that will, like draw guests to these properties and sort of set you apart from the 1000s of listings in your market.   Michael: Yeah, that makes a ton of sense. I have a couple Airbnbs over in Portugal, and we're getting it furnished right now. Beautiful. Yeah, it's awesome. But I was chatting with a property manager about furnishing it. And he goes, Michael, I swear to God, if you put a single trolley car picture in your house, it is not going to work with you, because that's what everybody does. Everyone. Portuguese is very famous. So you have to set yourself apart. I think that makes tons of sense.   Alex: Absolutely.     Michael: That makes sense.   Alex: Yeah. And I mean, you can't like, like thinking of that, like, before you even like when you're designing the property is super important. Because like, yeah, change the structure once it's fully right. So.   Michael: Right, right, right. Yeah. Cool. And Alex, my last question for you is how do you think about or how do you go about getting ahead of political changes or county ordinance changes? What's the best way to get informed about that if someone is trying to buy a short term rental?   Alex: Yeah, I would say number one, look up your your county city's zoning laws before you go in there. So in the city of Asheville, currently, you can't have vacation rentals, but in the county you can, in the city you can't so we invest in the county that sort of helps us a little bit to Asheville is a drive in city where a lot of our guests were coming in are driving in they're not flying here. Um, so they don't mind the 15 20 minute drive. Getting Ahead getting ahead of it, it's just like call up your planning department and just ask them what the zoning laws are.   What we do to on top of that, to protect us is we like Like I said, we keep the property separate. Where we subdivide, we're all say like, all six of our properties aren't on the same parcel say if we do need to sell, but we also underwrite our properties as long term rentals, like when it comes to like, we make sure that if we put a long term rental in our property that it will be able to cover the mortgage payment or at least break even if not cashflow a couple $100 a month. And that's like, that's like Plan C when it comes to the vacation rental stuff is underwriting them as a long term rental, which some coasts might not agree with. But that's just been with me taking on investor money, I need to be like 100 like very, very conservative when it comes to like, Plan B Plan C plan D So   Michael: Yeah, I think that makes sense. That's that's what I've said for years too because you know, I don't know how somebody could disagree with that methodology because you seeing this this Airbnb going away in numerous cities like Monterey, California, you can't have short term rentals. So what are you going to do if you just bought a property there so I don't think saying it could never happen here is a realistic adage   Alex: Yeah, no, I had spoken to a host that had like I think 2020 listings in Detroit where I'm originally from and the the mayor of Detroit at the time had done an Airbnb ad like he had he had been on an Airbnb ad like like telling people like hosts and stuff to like essentially come to Detroit like Airbnb is welcome. And then like a year later, it'll leave a year later, like Detroit just decides to get rid of Airbnb. So it's like like you like you? Yeah, and he had he had worked with the city and I forgot what he had done to sort of grandfather himself in but um yeah no you're completely right there is is like plan for the worst when it comes to this stuff because like, again, like the the mayor of the city was on an Airbnb commercial. Like and they still they still change their laws. So.   Michael: Wow, yeah, I can't really happen anywhere. Alex might my truly last question for you is how can people find out more about you? Where can they get in touch with you? Where can they come invest with you if that's something you're open to?   Alex: Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, we're, we're we're building out we're growing pretty rapidly right now. So if they want to, if they want to check out my YouTube channel, it's called Alex Builds. The little icon to find it is like a little treehouse or blue treehouse. Or they can email me directly at Alexbuildschannel@gmail.com so it's alexbuildschannelchanel@gmail.com. I'll be I'll answer any questions that anyone has some   Michael: Fantastic man This was absolutely awesome. Thank you so much for coming on and taking the time really appreciate it and curious see how this next build turns out.   Alex: Yeah, absolutely. Thanks, Michael.   Michael: Alrighty, everybody, that was our episode a big big, big thank you to Alex. I hope I wasn't being too too much of a fanboy the whole time. I was like, what this guy is doing is unbelievable. So definitely go back. Give this episode another listen to if you're at all considering getting into short term rentals. If you liked the episode, feel free to leave us a rating or review wherever it is, listen, your podcasts We look forward to seeing the next one. As always, happy investing      

The Coaching Show
The Million Dollar Mind Reader with Jonathan Pritchard

The Coaching Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 62:30


Jonathan Pritchard is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker specializing in the area of applied psychology in life and business. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies like BP, State Farm, United Airlines, and more. He is the founder of the international consulting company "The Hellstrom Group" which has trained teams to improve their sales, negotiation, and presentation skills on six of the seven continents. His expertise comes from his background traveling the world as a Mentalist, a unique type of entertainer specializing in mind reading tricks. The applied psychology he uses on stage in Vegas, on TV, and online gives him an edge off stage as well. He is the author of several books focused on psychology, motivation, self-improvement, and more. Join his membership group at ELITE.University. He currently lives in Asheville where you can find him practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu every morning. Notes: Social dynamics and societal rituals  Permission to be wacky Becoming a Professional Mind Reader The Flaws in motivational speaking Perception and Awareness Programing Your Mind to see what you want vs what it would see on autopilot America's Got Talent Experience

Bluest Tape
116: Wrangler>Walkin' in Memphis

Bluest Tape

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 87:02


It's Mempho Time! ------------------------------The 2021 Mempho Festival is FINALLY here! What a couple of months since the last Panic shows - the Wilmington shows were epic, the Asheville shows serviceable, and then Napa and NYC got canceled, and JB got COVID. But, everyone is healthy and the fans are ready for the Memphis heat! Aside from the Panic, the festival lineup is pretty great, with the Avetts, Nathaniel Rateliff, Black Pumas, Liz Brasher, City Champs, and more gracing the stages at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. We are so excited to have you come to town! Check out this episode for a Mempho preview, some setlist wishcasting, and Jeff's very extensive dining, drinking, doing, and watching recommendations to keep you and yours occupied during a busy SEC Saturday. Go visit that Stax Museum of American Soul Music, too! Even though Harvey only listens to JRAD these days, Jeff has a couple of Panic show recommendations for you from fall 94 and 99 - enjoy! ****Links below go to whole show streams from Relisten powered by Panicstream*27 September 1994 - Jacksonville, FL - Memorial AuditoriumMaggot Brain > Chilly Water26 September 1999 - Clemson, SC - Littlejohn ColiseumPapa Legba > PAYMH > Pleas > Conrad See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Carolinas Luxury Real Estate
The Lake Lure Area

Carolinas Luxury Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 13:35


In today's episode #46, we talk with Damian Hall about The Lake Lure Area in North Carolina. You can find more Information on the firm at www.ivesterjackson.com. Damian Hall Email: dh@damianhallgroup.com Phone: 828.817.2046

WNC Original Music
Ep 133 Blake Hornsby Pt 1

WNC Original Music

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 84:26


Blake Hornsby stops by the podcast to discuss his unique blend of music, his varied influences, and his present and upcoming projects.   Click here for easy streaming or download - https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3sjffr/Ep_133_BLake_Hornsby_pt_167ybn.mp3   Click to listen on Apple/iTunes   Stitcher   Google Podcasts  Spotify   iHeart Radio  Pandora   Listen and follow Blake Hornsby at these places https://blakehornsby.bandcamp.com/album/dogwood-dance https://www.facebook.com/faroutgroovybro https://www.instagram.com/hornsbyba   Find Unaka Prong here- Website: www.unakaprong.com IG: www.instagram.com/unakaprong FB: www.facebook.com/unakaprong Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0EQGphxo7rc5OwVa9jW9jM Bandcamp: www.unakaprong.bandcamp.com YouTube: https://youtu.be/frI83XKAB08   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Blake Hornsby is a psychedelic folk musician born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, currently based out of Boone, North Carolina. Hornsby's work is influenced by psychedelia, folk, eastern music, American primitivism, avant-garde, and sound healing. He recorded his first original music in the summer of 2015 on his laptop. This demo incorporated acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, synthesizers, vocals, and samples. In Autumn of 2016, Hornsby released his first album Solipsism & the Nectar of the Gods. This album included reworked versions of songs from his demo as well as new material. In 2018, Hornsby released Legend of the Unconscious Enigma as a follow up to his previous album. In contrast to his debut, he transitioned to a more organic sound without the use of synthesizers and electric guitar. He began experimenting with acoustic guitar in open tunings as well as more complex overdubs.  In the Spring of 2019, Hornsby went on a solo trip to northern India. He purchased a guitar in Delhi and began writing new material in the Himalayas. When he returned to the United States, he perfected these songs and composed the remainder of the material on what would become Teetering on the Edge of the Void.  Teetering On the Edge of the Void was Hornsby's first professional album. It was recorded in late 2019 to analog tape in a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The result was a psychedelic world folk album tinged with heavy Indian influence and orchestrated segments. Released in June, 2020, this acclaimed album was his most ambitious to date. It became the final album in his conceptual trilogy and was self released on vinyl. Less than a year later, Hornsby released his first professional instrumental album. Dogwood Dance was recorded in Asheville, NC and exemplifies his advanced guitar style that has been compared to artists akin to John Fahey. The Australian record label Ramble Records funded its release on vinyl. Both of his most recent albums have gained attention worldwide and have been positively reviewed on blogs, as well as airplay.   Meeting in Boone, North Carolina, Unaka Prong borrows their name from a mountain range in western North Carolina. With their fourth and newest release, Kudzu, Unaka Prong continues to produce their unique blend of instrumental jazz fusion and alternative rock. Now based in Durham, NC, they've played across the southeast over the last few years, supporting bands like TAUK, Moon Taxi, and Dumpstaphunk.

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber
09-29-2021 - Zaslow Show Hour 4

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 39:14


In hour 4: Dan Day says farewell as he is off to a "Weird Weekend" in Asheville, North Carolina, Hot Takes/No Judgement & sports headlines accompanied w/ a montage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber
09-29-2021 - Zaslow Show Hour 3

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 39:05


In hour 3: NFL HOF's Dave Baker tells stories, Big Deal or Not A Big Deal, Dan Day continues to prepare of Asheville, NC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Redeemer Asheville Podcast
Redeemer Church Announcements - 9/29 - 10/5/2021 - The Feast of St. Francis

Redeemer Asheville Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 3:49


9/29 /2021 - 10/5/2021  - This week at Redeemer Anglican Church of Asheville we bless some pets. By we, I mean the priests do. If you have a pet (or livestock, or any kind of animal), please join us for the Feast of St. Francis. This week also is the final chapter of St. Aidans...until the next time. 

Crime Nerds
Zebb Quinn

Crime Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 16:49


18 year old Zebb Quinn grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. He was a quiet kid who kept to himself. He loved fishing and his high school ROTC program. The friends that he had, they adored him. He was the nice guy that everyone knew. So, it was kind of surprising that there were multiple suspects when Zebb went missing after work on January 2nd, 2000.Listen to this episode to learn more about Zebb's case, why there were so many suspects, and which one is now facing charges in Zebb's case. Thank you for listening! As mentioned in the episode, below is the Instacart link. It is an affiliate link, which means I may get a get a small commission from it, but there is no extra cost to you, and it helps out the show! In fact, you will get a free delivery on your first order of over $10 if you use my link.https://instacart.oloiyb.net/crimenerdsThank you all for the support in this show! 

AnchorMoms: The Podcast
AnchorMOMS: The Podcast, Episode 97

AnchorMoms: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 32:55


This week Katie and Karen welcome a newsy that is the very definition of an “AnchorMOM.”Meet Michigan anchor and mom of 5 (yes, count em' 5 kids) Lauren Thompson. This past Spring, her entire family got COVID... including all those kids! Lauren shares her experience and has advice for other families worried about Coronavirus creating upheaval at work and home.  She also talks about her wildest interview, losing the baby weight and her future life in politics. Ok, we made that last part up (maybe?).Find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review!Want more mommy talk? Click here to join our AnchorMoms Facebook group!AnchorMOMS: The Podcast is a product of WLOS News 13 of Asheville, N.C.

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
359 - Robert Pressley: The Real Racers

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 145:53


Two racecar drivers from two hard-nosed racing families converge at the big wooden table as Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with "The Bent Creek Bandit" Robert Pressley. Where has the former NASCAR driver been? He's still proudly from Asheville but now he serves the people of the popular North Carolina city in a different way, as a County Commissioner. How the hell does a NASCAR driver turn into a politician? And does he even like it? We find out the truth right away. Robert's father Bob Pressley was a legend of the Carolina Short Track scene and his son followed right in his footsteps. And let's just say, the apple didn't fall far from the tree. They were both cut from the cloth of self-made grizzled short trackers that didn't back down from anyone... including each other. Bob Pressley's rivals turned into Roberts and then with the one bump to the back bumper, father and son became the rivalry. Just how intense did it get? Robert gives us the details inside a family feud that helped define their relationship and ultimately bring them closer together. Where the Earnhardt and Pressley family connect is one of the more interesting conversations. Apparently, there was a generational bullying that started with Dale Jr.'s grandfather, short track great Ralph Earnhardt, and continued on through Dale Sr. and Robert. It's a story you have to hear. Robert's start in racing came at the now-defunct New Asheville Motor Speedway, racing against greats like Bosco Lowe and Jack Ingram. It's a place that was very close to Pressley's heart and the reason why Dale Jr. decided to have him on his Peacock TV television show "Lost Speedways." Pressley gives us the inside scoop on the concerns the city of Asheville had before shooting on location at the track, now called Carrier Park, and the community reaction afterward. How did the show also get the truth out there about its closing while closing the book on its biggest controversy, a famed incident between the Pressley's and "The Iron Man" Jack Ingram? Another North Carolina great, Basketball star turned broadcaster Brad Daugherty, got his fingernails dirty as a crew member on Robert Pressley's race team. They traveled around winning races and getting shot at in the process. They even showed up to the racetrack one night with a truck, a couch, a loveseat, and a racecar, and whooped their butts. From Late Models, the second generation driver launched a NASCAR career and soon found success on a myriad of raceways across America. This led to opportunities that he couldn't turn down, but some that left him with regret. From replacing the great Harry Gant, to getting fired at Alliance, to his up and down tenure at Jasper Racing, Pressley tells all. He also explains how one rivalry spelled the end for his first Cup Series ride. Pressley, Dale Jr., and co-host Mike Davis enjoy some laughs talking about racing, fighting, and cheating. Boy, the stories go deep. But none deeper than a surprise moment at the end of the show when Dale and Robert let the cat out of the bag about an incident between them. The story reveals a truth never known until now. Before Pressley arrived, Dale Jr. talks about his work weekend in Las Vegas with his wife Amy. While the trip was nice, they came home to a more hostile Monday. Two dogs fighting and two children not getting along produced a not-so-perfect day in the Earnhardt household. Recent "Behind the Scenes" social media content sparks conversation in the studio about what it was really like filming Lost Speedways. We learn that Leah Vaughn is grossed out by Dale and Matthew kicking the "poop pipe" and if Dillner really did fart on the backstretch during the explore? In AskJr, fan questions spur some incredible insight from Dale Jr, including a fantastic story about his father hopping on the radio to give him live-time insight into how to get around Bristol Motor Speedway. A rare father-son moment of instruction that Dale Jr shares with us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Worstcase Scenario
Worstcase Scenario Episode 286 “Poo-Bearers”

Worstcase Scenario

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 79:22


Rudy Gulliani can't go on Fox News?!? What is this world coming to? If he can't sit in their green room all day he won't have any where else to go. We do a deep dive on why Asheville police are jackasses and wonder why so many of the did the rage quit thing. Was it because of that coffin full of poops? Could have been, or maybe they just wanted real jobs? let's talk, it's the Worstcase.

The Art Of Coaching
E189 | Brad Stulberg: The Practice of Groundedness

The Art Of Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 60:32


Whether we like it or not, we're living in a culture of “heroic individualism” in which numbers and results dictate our success and drive our sense of fulfillment.    And while many current mindfulness techniques (& other “anecdotes”) teach us to move away from this lifestyle, not all of these practices are applicable for those of us who need to provide for our families and/or aspire to more.    But “groundedness” belongs in a category of its own. Defined as “the internal strength and true self confidence that comes from learning how to practice the timeless skills of acceptance, patience, presence, vulnerability and community”- today's guest Brad Stulberg is on a mission to dispel myths around this ancient practice while making it more practical for the everyday person and leader.    Brad researches, writes, and coaches on health, well-being, and sustainable performance. He is bestselling author of the new book, The Practice of Groundedness, and also Peak Performance. His work has been featured in The New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Forbes, and more. In his coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, and physicians on their performance and well-being. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His new book, The Practice of Groundedness, has been marked down by over 40 percent for a limited time! If you are thinking about getting a copy, take advantage of this great deal! We discuss:  Ways groundedness differs from typical mindfulness/gratitude practices Strategies for combating heroic individualism and how get off the “Hedonic Treadmill” Building strong community and the need for local as well as distant ties “Performative” versus true vulnerability - how to achieve the later  Connect with Brad:  Via Twitter: @BStulberg  Via his website: https://www.bradstulberg.com/ Speaking of achieving performance, recovery and health at the highest level, we'd be remiss not to mention our greatest partner in the space- Momentous. Check out their entire line of protein and supplements at livemomentous.com and use code BRETT25 at checkout for 25% off your first order and 15% off any subsequent orders!

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors
The Artist Stereotype & Why We Need to Kill It

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 16:04


Hannah Cole is an artist based in Asheville, NC and the owner of Sunlight Tax. She also runs Money Bootcamp, a yearlong membership program to get artists from financial chaos to financial control, so you can get back to your studio.   In this week's mini podcast episode, Hannah joins us to talk about the mental garbage that artists pick up throughout their creative careers. As it turns out, everyone insisting you're going to live in poverty can have a real effect on you. But what happens when creative people, women and historically marginalized groups have money? Hint: they change the world for the better.   Visit www.sunlighttax.com/moneybootcamp and use the code ILYWMONEYSQUAD to get exclusive access to the free community I Like Your Work Money Squad. The I Like Your Work Money Squad is only available to listeners when they join Money Bootcamp and is a free support group for artists that includes monthly emails and a private Slack channel that will help keep you motivated and accountable.  

Beginnings
Episode 501: Indigo De Souza

Beginnings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 61:38


On today's episode, I talk to musician Indigo De Souza. Originally from Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and later based in Asheville, Indigo recorded her first EP, Boys, in a friend's garage in 2016. Following another short-form release, she delivered her debut album, I Love My Mom, in 2018. She then signed with Saddle Creek, which reissued the debut just weeks before releasing the tempestuous Any Shape You Take at the end of August. And it's one of my favorite things released this year! This is the website for Beginnings, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Twitter.

Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina
Episode 16: The Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival Carries on a Legacy

Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 5:07


The Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival is the only one that Lunsford allowed to carry his name. In 1928, Lunsford started the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville as part of the annual Rhododendron Festival. The festival was such a hit that the local newspaper declared it should be an annual event. The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is the oldest continuing festival in the nation and became a model for the National Folk Festival and other festivals that followed.

WNC Original Music
Modern Strangers Bonus Episode!

WNC Original Music

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 35:45


It's the bonus episode with Modern Strangers. The guys answer fan questions and find out a little bit about each other and themselves. Too much, really. Main episode here https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com/e/ep-132-modern-strangers-pt-3/ Click here for easy streaming or download - https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/is2qzx/Modern_Strangers_Bonus_Episodebplah.mp3   Click to listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes    Stitcher     Pandora    Spotify     Google Podcasts   Stream Modern Strangers's new album here Modern Strangers - Dangerous Fiction on Spotify   Listen and follow Modern Strangers at these places http://www.modernstrangers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/modernstrangersavl/ YouTube Channel https://modernstrangers.bandcamp.com/ Spotify   Follow the guy's other projects - Pronounced Heroes https://www.facebook.com/pronouncedheroes https://www.instagram.com/pronouncedheroes   The Deathbots https://thedeathbots.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thedeathbots   Bangers and Mash https://m.facebook.com/bangersandmashavl/   Rocky Horror Music Show https://www.facebook.com/RockyHorrorMusicShow/   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   "There are few groups on the local scene that would classify as pop bands. Modern Strangers is among that elite camp. With catchy melodies and an infectious energy, they create a sound that feels as if it comes from another era" - Mountain Xpress (09/09/2017) “ There isn't enough pop music in Asheville, but Modern Strangers are helping to change that” - Ashvegas (Caleb Calhoun 3/22/2018) “You Guys are a gnarly party band!!” (Quinn Powers 06/02/2019) Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based band playing high-energy, toe-tapping, and melodic rock music! A 4-piece combo of journeymen musicians, they take their varied influences and form them into a JanglePop juggernaut with a mountain twist. Hard to pin down their sound, they've heard comparisons from The Beatles to The Pixies to early REM to Elvis Costello to The Kinks. Catchy songs, vocal harmonies and just the right amount of edge make these guys a fun night whether they're playing originals or quirky covers.  

Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.
289: Improving Your Sleep As A Therapist: Tips From A Sleep Psychologist

Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 38:47


Today's show is about one of my most favorite topics in the world: sleep. I'll admit that my thinking about sleep has changed a lot over the years as I've learned more. Whether you're a champion sleeper or someone who needs to pay more attention to rest, today's show has helpful information and expert tips for you. Join us! Our Featured Guest Liz Slonena Liz Slonena is a psychologist in Asheville, NC. She has expertise in sleep and insomnia, and I wanted to have her share her insights with us. Pandemic stressors and the blurred lines between work life and home life have been contributing factors to sleep problems for many therapists. We will talk about why quality sleep matters, the basics of sleep cycles, and how our hustle culture has impacted our sleep. We'll finish up with practical tips about improving sleep. http://www..drlizlistens.com/ (www.drlizlistens.com)  Use code #STC for premium access to Aura, an all-in-one wellness app Find Dr. Liz's free mindful hypnosis videos on https://www.youtube.com/c/yourzenwithinrelaxwithdrliz/search (YouTube) You'll Learn: ● What happens during the normal sleep cycles: light, restful, deep, and REM ● How disruptions can affect sleep cycles ● The connection between quality sleep and mood ● How sleep helps your immune system, neurogenesis, and muscle growth and repair ● How deep sleep is the “washing cycle” for brain and body, flushing out negative thoughts and toxins ● How hustle culture and internalized capitalism (the belief that our worth is tied to our productivity and what we DO) can compound our sleep difficulties ● Why sleep is the first thing we cut away when cramped for time, even though it's really our most effective superpower ● The specific challenges of entrepreneurship in getting enough sleep ● The intricacies of racism and stereotypes related to internalized capitalism ● Why rest is rebellious and radical empowerment ● The importance of finding peace and balance in life through prioritizing rest ● Liz's tips for improved sleep: ○ Clearly communicate boundaries to clients and colleagues about your hours and availability. ○ Have a physical wind-down ritual for your body and mind to signal the transition from work. ○ Write a gratitude or “win” list each night before bed. ● What's up next for Dr. Liz? Become a Better Sleeper course and podcast are coming soon! Today's Sponsor:https://sellingthecouch.com/zynnyme ( Zynnyme)Zynnyme was founded in 2010 by therapists and private practice owners Kelly Higdon and Miranda Palmer. Kelly and Miranda have become good friends of mine who have helped me immensely on my business journey + they've helped over 50k of our colleagues. I credit their Business School Boot Camp for helping build the business and life that I imagined. Their values align with mine in helping clients build valuable and gratifying businesses while living healthy, happy, and sustainable lives. Check out their website for a wealth of resources and services + sign up for a free four-day, live private practice marketing masterclass they're putting together to help us establish a private practice with the best outcomes and income at https://www.sellingthecouch.com/zynnyme (sellingthecouch.com/zynnyme) RESOURCES TO GUIDE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY Disclosures: Please note that all opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Sponsors are acknowledged. Some links in the description are affiliate links where if you click on one of the product links, I'll receive a commission at no additional cost to you. I use these funds to continue to create helpful content to serve our field. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. MY FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS (These Can Be Watched At A Date/Time That Works For You):

WNC Original Music
Ep 132 Modern Strangers pt 3

WNC Original Music

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 103:32


Modern Strangers discuss their music, their scholastic histories, their favorite local bands, frets, thumbs, Kate, a bunch of other people, Kate again, royalties, and lots and lots of other stuff.   As long as this episode is, there's also a bonus episode! So make sure to listen to that as well. https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com/e/modern-strangers-bonus-episode/   Click here for easy streaming or download - https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5x7fk9/Ep_132_Modern_Strangers_pt_37ck0i.mp3   Click to listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes     Stitcher    Pandora    Spotify    Google Podcasts   Stream Modern Strangers's new album here Modern Strangers - Dangerous Fiction on Spotify   Listen and follow Modern Strangers at these places http://www.modernstrangers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/modernstrangersavl/ YouTube Channel https://modernstrangers.bandcamp.com/ Spotify   Find Black Dead Billionaires here- deadbillionaires.bandcamp.com deadbillionaires.com www.Facebook.com/deadbillionaires www.Instagram.com/deadbillionaires  https://youtu.be/D8uWDjhiw3Y Spotify   Follow the guy's other projects - Pronounced Heroes https://www.facebook.com/pronouncedheroes https://www.instagram.com/pronouncedheroes   The Deathbots https://thedeathbots.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thedeathbots   Bangers and Mash https://m.facebook.com/bangersandmashavl/   Rocky Horror Music Show https://www.facebook.com/RockyHorrorMusicShow/   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   "There are few groups on the local scene that would classify as pop bands. Modern Strangers is among that elite camp. With catchy melodies and an infectious energy, they create a sound that feels as if it comes from another era" - Mountain Xpress (09/09/2017) “ There isn't enough pop music in Asheville, but Modern Strangers are helping to change that” - Ashvegas (Caleb Calhoun 3/22/2018) “You Guys are a gnarly party band!!” (Quinn Powers 06/02/2019) Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based band playing high-energy, toe-tapping, and melodic rock music! A 4-piece combo of journeymen musicians, they take their varied influences and form them into a JanglePop juggernaut with a mountain twist. Hard to pin down their sound, they've heard comparisons from The Beatles to The Pixies to early REM to Elvis Costello to The Kinks. Catchy songs, vocal harmonies and just the right amount of edge make these guys a fun night whether they're playing originals or quirky covers.   Dead Billionaires are a ramshackle trio bent on scratching a primal itch -- empowering audiences through effervescent, driving rock n roll.    Formerly known as Little River Creek Police, Dead Billionaires started as the songwriting project of front man Warren Campbell in 2016 in Richmond Virginia. Settling into a power trio lineup with Nick Trbovich on bass and Hunter Rhodes on drums, the band wields music as a tool for grappling with the problems of our modern society, while having a hell of a lot of fun doing it.   Their self-titled re-debut "Dead Billionaires EP" tackles themes of self-doubt, impermanence, and perseverance while capturing the frenetic and vibrant energy of their live set.

You Learn You Turn
Help a Sister Out!

You Learn You Turn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 23:35


Shaking things up, I had my sister Marion on our podcast and we had a blast! She also happens to be one of the earliest adopters of youturn for her company. She understands the stress of working mothers, especially right now! Marion has always been a woman in the workforce who has managed to have a family and a successful business. Although she will be the first to tell you it has not always been easy. Her hope is to be a part of the solution to make it easier for working mothers. She will be starting her own podcast very soon featuring guests that will help facilitate change and keep the conversation going. Check out her Bio below and be on the lookout for Marion Crawford's new podcast...Marion Crawford is the founder & CEO of Crawford agency, a full-service marketing and brand strategy firm headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of marketing and communications, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, and travel industry segments. Most recently, Marion had the opportunity to serve on a long-term client assignment with United Community Bank, where she built an internal team while developing and implementing a corporate marketing & communications strategy. As CEO of the Crawford agency, Marion is focused on the long-term growth of the company. Since its inception in 2010, the agency has grown from 3 to more than 30 employees, and over the past several years has added significant media, digital, and website services in-house. Additionally, the Crawford agency was chosen in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.Marion started her career in the field of journalism, first working on the Nightly News Desk at NBC in New York, and later as a news writer and on-air reporter for WSPA-TV (CBS) in Spartanburg and WLOS-TV (ABC) in Asheville. Additionally, she spent five years with ScanSource, Inc., where she worked in sales, business development, and marketing.Marion holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, and serves on the Regional Selection Committee for UVA's Jefferson Scholars Foundation, a group that awards full-ride scholarships to exceptional student leaders across the country. In 2013, she was inducted into the Greenville Tech Entrepreneurs Forum, a prestigious group of local business leaders. She is an active community member, and has served on the boards of the Peace Center, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Country Club, and is a past President of the Board of Artisphere, a nationally recognized multi-day arts festival.Marion resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Outside of work, Marion is passionate about exercise, books, writing, and staying actively involved in the growth of the Upstate. She is also currently working with her husband William to revitalize an 1850's historic home and farm in Laurens, SC.https://crawford.agency/marion@crawford.strategy

AnchorMoms: The Podcast
AnchorMOMS: The Podcast, Episode 96

AnchorMoms: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 33:38


If you're a parent, you can't escape COVID...and we're not talking about just contracting the virus, we're talking about the domino effect it has on nearly every corner of life. The AnchorMOMS are no exception.  Katie and Karen share their own recent stories and how they're coping with the uncertainty. How To Keep Your Child Safe From The Delta Variant And a mom is body-shamed by (of all people!) her daughters. Her story and how she says she dealing.  How do you find your dream job? An expert weighs in and says money and the actual job title have nothing to do with it.  Plus, pregs Karen is enjoying an IPA, but hold your judgment, it's not what you think! The details in our Moms The Word!Find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review!Want more mommy talk? Click here to join our AnchorMoms Facebook group!AnchorMOMS: The Podcast is a product of WLOS News 13 of Asheville, N.C.

Peaceful Power Podcast
Maia Toll on Tapping Into Your Wild Wisdom

Peaceful Power Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 42:11


Maia Toll is the author of the best selling and award-winning Wild Wisdom Series. With over 100,000 copies sold, The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary, and The Illustrated Crystallary have inspired a line of puzzles and oracle decks. The seeds for this series were planted years earlier when Maia apprenticed with a traditional healer in Ireland where she spent extensive time studying the growing cycles of plants, the alchemy of medicine making, and the psychology of working with humans and illness. These experiences reawakened an interest in natural philosophy and mysticism which had been a large part of Maia's academic studies at The University of Michigan and New York University. Translating the lessons of the natural world for the modern seeker led Maia to open a small shop called Herbiary in 2006. Herbiary now has locations in both Asheville, NC and Philadelphia, PA (and online!). Maia was called “a real life Professor Sprout from Harry Potter” by Forbes magazine and can be found in a PBS special, The New York Times, and National Geographic Traveler. She has taught Botanical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, and Pennsylvania Hospital. She regularly teaches at conferences and festivals where she encourages people to use patterns and metaphors from the natural world to help them understand and grow within their own lives. Maia lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her life and business partner and their two ridiculously spoiled dogs. Connect with Maia www.maiatoll.com www.instagram.com/maiatoll Where to connect with Andrea Website: https://andreaclaassen.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/seasonallivingmamas Divine Body Wisdom Book- https://andreaclaassen.com/book Andrea Claassen Bio Andrea Claassen is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, RYT 500 hour yoga teacher, and Wild Woman Project Circle leader who has been in the wellness space since 2007. Her mission is to help people slow down, tune in, and connect to your divine body wisdom.  She does this by teaching her Peaceful Power Practices centered around movement, mindfulness & mother nature through an Ayurvedic lens. You can hear more from Andrea on her Peaceful Power Podcast where she aims to deliver actionable takeaways to live a more holistic lifestyle. Connect with Andrea on her website at www.andreaclaassen.com

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio
A New Name | Genesis 34:1-37:1

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021


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Reaching for the Moon
Ep: 70, Lammas-Mabon 2021

Reaching for the Moon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 59:53


We bring you Mead Making with Lord Riekin, song "Autumn in Asheville" by Emerald Rose from their album "Archives of Ages to Come". You can learn more and purchase their music from www.EmeraldRose.com.  Next Pandie's Pagan Projects brings us Making a Crystal Grid, and then a song by Aradia "Moon's Waltz" which is from her album "Songs for All Seasons".  Reaching for the Moon is a podcast production of Everglades Moon Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess. (www.cog.org).  Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/EvergladesMoon Follow us on Twitter @emlctweets Check out our website www.emlc.net  

WNC Original Music
Ep 131 Kristian Phillip Valentino

WNC Original Music

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:43


Kristian Phillip Valentino joins the podcast to talk about his past and future releases.   Click here for easy streaming or download -   https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/by43hk/Ep_131_Kristian_Phillip_Valentinob621i.mp3   Click to listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes    Pandora    Stitcher   Google Podcasts   Spotify   Listen and follow Kristian at these places https://kpvsongs.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kristian.phillipvalentino/ https://www.instagram.com/kpvsongs/    Find Across the Sea here www.acrosstheseauk.com https://www.facebook.com/acrosstheseauk https://twitter.com/acrosstheseauk https://www.instagram.com/acrosstheseauk/   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com   All music used by permission   Kristian Phillip Valentino is a solo acoustic, singer-songwriter born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now residing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. His musical palette falls between the lines of indie folk, singer-songwriter and Americana. Fans of Gregory Alan Isakov, Iron and Wine and Jason Isbell, will feel comfortable here. His lyrics are a healing balm from the daily struggle as they wash over you with a deep reverence.   After the passing of his father, ending up homeless and being broken up with all within one month, Kristian began writing songs in the summer of 2010, as a way to start processing all he'd been through and begin the healing process.   From 2010 until 2016 Kristian went under the moniker Ramblin' Pan. This project was an Alt Country, Folk sound that was heavily influenced by Ryan Adams, Mumford and Sons, and Johnny Cash. He released 1 EP, "A Prodigals Tale" and 1 self titled LP under the moniker. He also went on several national tours in various coffee shops and venues across the USA. In the summer of 2016, Kristian decided to take a break from music after years of constant touring and some deeply traumatic family experiences.   In 2019, Kristian had several life changes; including moving to Asheville,NC, getting married, and working through the healing process of the traumatic family events he experienced before his break in 2016.   The new album is a concept record based on the 4 seasons Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The plot is a love story that starts in Spring and weaves through the other seasons leading to a breakup in the Winter. There are 12 songs, 3 for each season and Kristian is currently releasing 1 song a month for the next year starting in March 2021.   Kristian wrote this album in 7 days, to process a relationship that had ended. Although it ends as a sad story, it's a story that will resonate with many others and hopefully can be a healing balm of hope. There are a lot of exciting things happening each month this year, so you don't want to miss anything! Make sure to join the email list to follow along in the journey.       After eighteen months of meticulous crafting, Across The Sea are set to unveil their much-anticipated second album The Wayfarer Triptych, scheduled for release on 1st October. A nine-track concept piece,  the album narrates an original story penned by the band themselves, marrying fantasy and folklore, fairytale and philosophy, to present a stirring tale of drama, adventure and mystery.   An artistic Endeavour near-cinematic in its scope and ambition, The Wayfarer Triptych sees the genre-defying progressive duo push every aspect of their signature sound to the extreme in order to create an immense work of astonishing musicality, vivid storytelling, dizzying virtuosity, and staggering emotional resonance.   Hailing from Worthing on the West Sussex coast in the south of England, Across The Sea sound unlike any act you've heard before. Evocative, otherworldly, and utterly captivating, they defy categorization, inhabiting a place where the boundlessness of the imagination transcends genre limitations and conventions. A breathtaking synthesis of the haunting, siren-like vocals of classically trained soprano Hannah Katy Lewis and the dynamic, unorthodox and experimental guitar style of Pete Ferguson, their mesmerizingly unique sound is wildly eclectic, fiercely inventive and singularly distinctive.  

AnchorMoms: The Podcast
AnchorMOMS: The Podcast, Episode 95

AnchorMoms: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 42:18


The AnchorMOMS chat with soon-to-be-mama meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.  Lauryn and Katie go back a decade to their first gigs in TV News. Fast forward, and Lauryn is a big success at NBC 4 Washington, but her path to motherhood has been anything but easy.  Lauryn opens up about losing her son late into her first pregnancy and how she navigated the unimaginable grief during a global pandemic.  Happily, she is now expecting another son but shares with the AnchorMOMS that her anxiety over the baby's health continues. Grab the tissues. This episode is emotional, inspiring and eye-opening. Find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review!Want more mommy talk? Click here to join our AnchorMoms Facebook group!AnchorMOMS: The Podcast is a product of WLOS News 13 of Asheville, N.C.

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio
Wrestling with the Redeemer | Genesis 30:25-33:20

Covenant Baptist Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021


Southern Mysteries Podcast
Episode 96 Windsor Ruins

Southern Mysteries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 34:54


The ruins of Windsor are among the most photographed historic sites in Mississippi. 23 towering columns that cast long shadows on the history of the once grand mansion and places like it across the American south.    Want more Southern Mysteries?  Patrons get monthly bonus content called Southern Mysteries Shorts! Join today at patreon.com/southernmysteries   Connect Website: southernmysteries.com Facebook: Southern Mysteries Podcast Twitter: @southernpod_ Instagram: @explorethesouth Email: southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com    Episode Sources Windsor Ruins National Register of HIstoric Places Nomination. 1971, updated 1992 "Burning of the Daniell Residence." The Southern Reveille. February 21, 1890 The Ruins of Windsor. WLBT. April 30, 2011 Cotton. Mississippi Encyclopedia. July 10, 2017. The Creation Of The Cotton Kingdom. African American History and Culture. United States Census, 1860. Claiborne County, Mississippi. Population Schedules Windsor Ruins, Mississippi – A Silent Sentinel to the Magnificent South. Legends of America. November 2019.  The Windsor Ruins of Mississippi. Parker Studios. June 11, 2019.   Episode Music Sense of Loss by Purple Planet Music. Purple-planet.com. Licensed under Creative Commons Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen and I Need To Start Writing Things Down and I Am A Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriske. Licensed under Creative Commons  Autumn Sunset, Relaxing Piano Music and March of the Minds by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com Devouring the Whole by Ross Gentry. Special thanks to Headway Recordings, in Asheville, North Carolina for permission for use Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.