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Marketplace All-in-One
Ukrainian defense minister calls for economic sanctions against Russia now

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 9:39


From the BBC World Service: Ukraine’s defense minister told the BBC he encourages Western governments to impose immediate sanctions on Moscow amid rising concerns of an invasion of his country. Plus: Shares of Sony plunge after Microsoft announces a big acquisition. And, how China’s Xingjang region hopes to benefit from the winter Olympic games.

Marketplace Morning Report
Ukrainian defense minister calls for economic sanctions against Russia now

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 9:39


From the BBC World Service: Ukraine’s defense minister told the BBC he encourages Western governments to impose immediate sanctions on Moscow amid rising concerns of an invasion of his country. Plus: Shares of Sony plunge after Microsoft announces a big acquisition. And, how China’s Xingjang region hopes to benefit from the winter Olympic games.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion:  Astronomy in Lego. Jeni on the BBC. Listeners emails on space traffic control and the Chinese space programme.   The News: SpaceX's troubled start to 2022. New York Times reports sexual harassment at SpaceX. International Space Station operations extended to 2030. A look at Arianespace.   The news discussion:  JWST!   Nebulas:  A look at the weird and wonderful nebulae that you can see through telescopes or use to understand the interstellar medium and star formation. This month we focus on supernova remnants.   www.awesomeastronomy.com   Bio:  Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

Business Daily
Why are some Chinese embracing "lying flat"?

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 18:18


“Lying flat” - or tang ping - is a trend among mainly young Chinese to opt out of the rat race and it represents the antithesis of a development model that has delivered extraordinary growth for the country over four decades. The sentiment has been widespread enough to warrant a public condemnation from the President. Xi Jinping. Ed Butler hears from "Jeff," a computer developer from Hangzhou, but working in Beijing, who explains why he decided to give up on the Chinese dream in pursuit of a better quality of life. The BBC's China specialist Kerry Allen describes how the trend has developed online and how it's been accelerated by the forced slowdown during the pandemic. And Dr Lauren Johnston, a scholar of Chinese economics with a focus on the demographic shifts, says that both the privileged and the poorer 20 and 30-somethings feel exhausted by the Chinese ultra-competitive world of work and family pressures. Producer: Ivana Davidovic PHOTO: Illustration of the lying flat movement/Sina Weibo

Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo
The Battle for the Soul of the Internet

Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 26:49


Today, we hear the story of Patreon, as told by cofounder and CEO Jack Conte. More pressing for our purposes as makers, however, is the driving belief Jack shares which is the beating heart of the creator economy -- or should be.There's a coming fork in the road we'll face if we want to create for a living and thrive. The decision is embedded into the very name of the movement: creator economy. I think the pendulum has swung too far towards the economy part, and we need to remember what this is for: finding ways to fund the work and lives of the creative people who make our world -- and our experience of it -- better. SHARE THE SHOW:Help others find Unthinkable in their favorite podcast player by sharing this link: https://pod.link/jaySUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER:https://jayacunzo.com/newsletterEvery Friday, I send a new idea, story, or framework for crafting more resonant work to thousands of subscribers, ranging from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent creators, to marketers and leaders at brands like Adobe, Red Bull, Shopify, Salesforce, the BBC, Wistia, HubSpot, Drift, ProfitWell, a16z, and the New York Times.VOICES IN THIS EPISODE:Jack Conte, cofounder and CEO of Patreon -- https://twitter.com/jackconteSPONSOR: RiversideRiverside is the easiest way to record podcasts and videos in studio quality, from anywhere. Record separate audio tracks to avoid the cut-outs, optional video to enhance the show's experience, and even clip content for sharing elsewhere, all without leaving the platform. Riverside is powerful enough to be used by Marvel, the NY Times, TED, Freakonomics, Indie Hackers, GaryVee, and Guy Raz, but simple enough for thousands of indie creators and new podcasters to use it for their shows.Learn more and try it free at https://riverside.fm/CONNECT WITH ME ELSEWHERE:- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo and https://twitter.com/UnthinkableShow- Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacunzo- LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jayacunzo- Email: jay@unthinkablemedia.comPRODUCTION:- Creator, host, writer, and editor: Jay Acunzo - https://jayacunzo.com- Producer and researcher: Ilana Nevins - https://www.ilananevins.comABOUT THE SHOW:Unthinkable is a storytelling podcast about creative people who break from conventional thinking to make what matters most. We're traveling the business world to learn how to create work that resonates — with powerful stories from makers, marketers, and leaders like the CEOs of Zoom and Patreon, execs from Adobe and Disney, and creators like writer Tim Urban, comedian Sarah Cooper, and photographer Chase Jarvis. From artisans to entrepreneurs, writers, designers, podcasters, video creators, and all the weird and wonderful nooks of the working world, we're meeting inspiring people to learn what we can do to resonate more deeply with the work we create.Listeners have called the show “This American Life for my work” with stories “as captivating as some of the best, like Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Carlin.”Thanks for listening!

Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell

The Cold Warriors of the postwar world never dreamed that Western democracies would become to rely on a global information network – and that our very openness could be turned against us. As the stories of Brexit, COVID and Trump coalesce into one nightmare tale of disinformation and weaponised lying, Arthur Snell asks whether democracy can survive in a post-truth world. If you control the information space, do you control the future? And after the pandemic, can we withstand the infodemic? • “If you've got enough money, you can ensure that people hear your talking points day in day out, hour after hour.” – Amil Khan • “COVID was a means to test these weapons. Climate denial is the next battleground, and it will make the anti-lockdown and COVID stuff look like child's play.” – Darren Loucaides • “If tech companies can't moderate memes and text, how on Earth are they going to moderate the Metaverse?” — Nina Jankowicz • “Soviet Union was Terminator 1: bulky and ungainly. Now Putin's Russia is Terminator 2, very fluid and adaptable.” – Peter Pomerantsev • “Our systems are threatened not by people who are suffering but by comfortable middle class people who are bored and looking to go on a crusade.” — Tom Nichols • “What is shocking is how fast people will jump from a failure of policy itself to the idea that the whole edifice of liberal democracy needs to be junked in favour of a celebrity strongman.” — Tom Nichols • “Our openness is a weakness. We can't go into Russia and broadcast like the BBC can – but RT can come here and say anything it likes.” – Nina Jankowicz Want to support us? Visit doomsdaywatch.co.uk and back from £3 a month for a chance to get merch and a say in future episodes. DOOMSDAY WATCH was written and presented by Arthur Snell, and produced by Robin Leeburn – with assistant production from Jacob Archbold. Theme tune and original music by Paul Hartnoll. The group editor is Andrew Harrison. DOOMSDAY WATCH is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BLANK with Jim Daly & Giles Paley-Phillips
152: Dawn French (Classic Blank Ep 45)

BLANK with Jim Daly & Giles Paley-Phillips

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 95:37


In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive Dawn French is a British actor, comedian, and writer. Her partnership with Jennifer Saunders, which began in the early '80s has produced multi-award-winning sketch shows for the BBC and made them household names. She has been a successful actor in her own right starring in comedy shows like The Vicar of Dibley and dramas such as Delicious for Sky Arts. Dawn is also a prolific writer and has had several bestselling novels including A tiny Bit Marvellous and her ME/YOU Diary. We met up with Dawn on a crisp autumn morning at Frequency Cafe near Kings Cross, our conversation began with discussing the merits of Gloucester services and the many times we have to stop when we're on the road whilst touring. Dawn spoke about her time moving around as a child because of her Dad's job in the RAF. We discussed trying to find our thing and when we do making sure we own it. Dawn spoke about the serendipity of meeting her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, dislike of awards and how blank moments for her need to be face head-on. *Little warning; the c-word does appear once in this episode so if you have kids listening you may want to use headphones!*

World Business Report
Update: Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70bn

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 12:39


Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn. It would be the biggest acquisition in the company's history and is expected to be finalised in 2023. We speak to Carolina Milanese, Senior Technology Analyst at Creatrive Strategy to find out why Microsoft have done the deal. US mobile networks AT&T and Verizon have agreed to postpone the rollout of their new 5G service at some airports, after aircraft safety concerns from some airlines. We hear about the latest developments from the BBC's James Clayton.

Brexitcast
The Pork Pie Plot

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:31


Is it a serious threat for the PM? The BBC has been told that a group of around 20 MPs (all of whom were first elected in 2019) have met to talk about whether they should try to get rid of Boris Johnson. Laura explains the latest in Westminster... Malakai Fekitoa, the Wasps rugby player, hasn't been able to speak to his family in Tonga since a volcanic eruption wiped out communication lines to the country. He is joined by the BBC's Michael Bristow to discuss the damage caused and how rescue efforts are being co-ordinated. And James G pops back into the studio with a strange warning for us all: prepare for the end of the pandemic because it could be coming very soon. Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Alix Pickles, Ben Cooper and John Murphy. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Digital Planet
Twitter returns to Nigeria

Digital Planet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:40


After 222 days the social media platform is back up and running in Nigeria. The country suspended Twitter after it deleted a tweet by President Buhari and Nigerians have been accessing the platform via VPN, but now Twitter has agreed to the government's demands which include opening a local office, paying taxes, and being respectful of Nigerian laws. Abubakar Idris, the reporter for tech site Rest of World, joins us on the show. We are waiting on a response from Twitter. 100 years of the BBC The BBC Historian Robert Seatter joins us live to talk about some of the tech innovations that the BBC developed over the last 100 years. He's behind these amazing websites - Objects of the BBC - BBC 100 www.bbc.co.uk/100 and even more will be revealed throughout the year. He will be discussing the first OB in 1924 (The Cello and the Nightingale), the development of the first ribbon microphone by BBC engineers (as the BBC could not afford those designed in Hollywood), the fully digitised audio archive, and many other marvels of tech innovation. Ban on online education classes in China A few months ago, we reported on the Chinese government's ban on online video gaming in children, where it restricted it to three hours a week. That was followed by a new set of regulations on private tutoring that has hit some of the biggest tech companies in China. While the new rules will certainly give young people more leisure, there's a lot more to it than children's well-being. On the show today we have science and technology journalist Yuan Ren to explain one of the biggest shakeups in Chinese education. The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson. Studio Manager: John Boland Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz (Image: Pius Utomi Ekpei /AFP via Getty Images)

World Business Report
US airlines warn of 5G flight disruption

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 26:27


US airlines have warned that switching on new 5G mobile services could cause disruption. The BBC's Theo Leggett discusses the background to the problem, and its implications. Also in the programme, Spain's government is taking action to try and help young people find housing, by approving a "youth bonus" voucher system worth €250 per month to help with rent costs. Eduardo Alonso Arechaga is a member of the Spanish Youth Council, which represents young Spaniards, and gives us his reaction to the news. There's been a big rise recently in the number of young people trading on the financial markets, and many are using mobile phone apps which are designed to make the process fun. The BBC's Rob Young reports on the potential pitfalls involved in the so-called gamification of stock market trading. Plus, with a virtual World Economic Forum under way in Davos, Switzerland, we hear from one of 15 winners of the Social Innovators of the Year awards, Mikaela Jade, who is a former park ranger in Australia who now runs a Canberra-based company which specialises in digital skills training. Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Will Bain and Sara Parry

Best of Today
BBC DG: Fee freeze means services cuts

Best of Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 10:11


BBC services and shows will have to be cut as a result of a funding gap arising from the latest licence fee deal, its director general has said. Tim Davie was speaking to Nick Robinson on Today after the licence was frozen for two years. (Photo: Tim Davie. Credit: BBC)

Marketplace All-in-One
It’s 2022. Let’s have a (non-alcoholic) toast.

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 7:12


It’s not just “dry January” anymore. Sales of non-alcoholic beverages spiked 30% in the past year, according to Nielsen data. Leading the charge are younger people, who have not only become more health conscious at the start of the new year, but also more wary of cost. Julia Coronado discusses the markets with us today. The BBC reports on how geopolitics could be a factor in the rise in global oil prices.

Marketplace Morning Report
It’s 2022. Let’s have a (non-alcoholic) toast.

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 7:12


It’s not just “dry January” anymore. Sales of non-alcoholic beverages spiked 30% in the past year, according to Nielsen data. Leading the charge are younger people, who have not only become more health conscious at the start of the new year, but also more wary of cost. Julia Coronado discusses the markets with us today. The BBC reports on how geopolitics could be a factor in the rise in global oil prices.

“The Horror Cast” Intelligent Horror Movie Discussion
Episode 144 A Nightmare Before Christmas Series Part 4 "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" (1994) and "Freddy vs Jason" (2003)

“The Horror Cast” Intelligent Horror Movie Discussion

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 129:31


Join the Horror cast gang as we continue our "Nightmare Before Christmas" series. In this review series we will be looking at all of the films in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series, including the remake. In this episode we discuss, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" (1994) and "Freddy vs Jason" (2003) Email us at askthehorrorcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter @thehcast Join the conversation on our Horrorcast Facebook Group horror, movie, film, halloween, scary, spooky, reviews, discussion, critic, news, interviews, trailers, dvd, collectors, slasher, vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, haunted,supernatural, paranormal, haunted house, cult, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Universal Monsters, It Chapter 1, It Chapter 2, blood, guts, gore, Jason Vorhees, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Pennywise, Child's Play, Chucky, Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf man, Creatures, Monsters, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Rob Zombie, sid haug, Lucana Coil, Black Christmas, In Fabric, Daniel isn't Real, rabid, Freaks, Night train murders, Dark Light, Slay belles, train to busan, peninsula, doctor sleep, The fanatic, tumbbad, Midnight kiss, depraved, A Christmas Carol, BBC, A mata negra, the black forest, trespassers, midsommar, parasite, south korea, true crime, Top 10, Best of 2019, Year in review, horror movie podcast, shockwaves, fangoria, dread central, modern horrors, serial killers, horrorhound, I see you, antrum, the assent, the sonota, Close calls, Ghost stories, Netflix, Disney plus, apple tv plus, servant, amazon prime, streaming, politics, true crime, Christine, Underwater, Kristen stewart, Snatchers, 12 monkeys, Lovedeathandrobots, 2020 preview, chucky, don mancini, The howling, Jaws, comedy, sports, arts, news society and culture, music, TV & movies, genre, murder, Hammer studios, Hammer horror, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Terance Fisher, true crime, crime junkie, women in horror, Dateline NBC,My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, Anatomy of Murder, Up and Vanished, True Crime Obsessed, NPR, Audioboom, Dead Meat Podcast, Bloody Disgusting Podcast Network, Colors of the Dark Podcast

Radio 1 Breakfast Best Bits with Greg James

Roisin takes over the 10 Minute Takeover and gets very sassy, guide dogs, hyenas and meerkats all add to the confusion in Fact Controller and Ant, the tipper driver, complains to the BBC about Greg being far too hot.

Your Brain on Facts
Voice Over The Moon, pt 2 (ep 179

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:34


How'd it go for the first BBC announcer with an accent?  How much work can you get if you "make it" in voiceover?  How much did the woman behind Siri make?  And what's a pencil got to do with any of this?  All this and more in part 2! Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. 00:25 RP and Wilfred Pickles (voiced by Simon Jackson) 04:26 The cast of Futurama work a lot! 08:17 Voiceover is easy! (right?) 11:30 #moxiemillion 12:30 Trying to find a job 13:55 Props and accessories 15:55 AI (even worse than the movie) 18:24 Bev Standing vs TikTok 20:50 sponsors: Sly Fox Trivia, Sambucol 23:06 Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri 27:53 It's in the game Music: Kevin MacLeod, Track Tribe . Links to all the research resources are on the website.   Back when the BBC was first launched in 1922, the first General Manager of the corporation, Sir John Reith, insisted the BBC be as formal and quintessentially British as possible, and he created a number of rules towards this end.  One thing he stressed in particular was that the newscasters spoke the “King's English.“  He felt it was “a style or quality of English that would not be laughed at in any part of the country”.  He also assumed RP would be easier for people across the empire to understand versus a regional accent, of which the tiny land mass of the UK has dozens.  Reish wanted things to be ‘just so,' even ordering that any newscaster reading the news after 8PM had to wear a dinner jacket while on air, on the radio, where no one could see them.    The BBC didn't create Received Pronunciation, though.  We can trace the origins of RP back to the secondary schools and universities of nineteenth-century Britain, making it the accent of a certain social class, the one with money.  Their speech patterns - based loosely on the local accent of the south-east Midlands, roughly London, Oxford and Cambridge, soon came to be associated with ‘The Establishment.'   although one of Reith's goals in using RP was to appeal to the widest audience possible, many listeners still felt alienated by the broadcasts being beamed into their homes because of this “upper class” accent being used. Despite this, newscasters were required to use Received Pronunciation right up until World War 2.   Why change it during the war?  Didn't they have bigger things to worry about?  Well, the Ministry of Information was worried about the Nazis hijacking the radio waves.  During World War 2, Nazi Germany invested a lot of time and money to train spies and propagandists to speak using perfect Received Pronunciation so that they could pass as British.  If they pulled it off, the Nazis could potentially issue orders over the radio in a thoroughly convincing and official-sounding newscaster voice.  Therefor, the BBC hired several newscasters possessed of broad regional accents that would be more difficult for Nazis to perfectly copy, and as a bonus might also appeal to the “common man”.   The first person to read the news on the BBC with a regional accent was one Wilfred Pickles in 1941.  [sfx clip]  The public trusted that he was in fact British, but they didn't trust, or couldn't ignore his accent to pay attention to, a word he said.  Far from being popular, his mild Yorkshire accent offended many listeners so much that they wrote letters to the BBC, blasting them for having the audacity to sully the news that way.  Nonetheless, after the end of World War 2, the BBC continued to loosen its guidelines and began to hire more people who spoke with the respective accent of the region they were being broadcast.  That said, the BBC does continue to select newscasters with the most mild accents for international broadcasts.   You can't please everyone, but if you can get in good in the voicework industry, you can do a staggering number of roles.  How many?  Here are some examples, pulling only from the cast of one of my favorite shows, Futurama.  You might say my husband and I are fans; we had a Hypnotoad wedding cake.  Billy West, the voice of Fry, Prof. Farnsworth, and Zoidberg, as well as both Ren and Stimpy, has 266 acting credits on his IMDB page.  Maurice LaMarche, who did Calculon, Morbo and Kiff and is the go-to guy for Orson Welles impressions like Brain from Animaniacs, has 390 roles listed.  Tress MacNeille, who did basically every female who wasn't Amy or Leela, as well as Dot on Animaniacs and Agnes Skinner on The Simpsons has 398 roles to her name.  Bender's voice actor, John DiMaggio, without whom the Gears of War video games wouldn't be the same, has worked on some 424 projects.  The man who made Hermes Conrad Jamaican, and gave us Samurai Jack, Phil LaMarr, is the most prolific voice actor on that cast, with a whopping 495 credits to his name.  Still, he falls short of the resume of Rob Paulsen, who did the voices of Yakko and Pinky on Animaniacs, and other examples too numerous to list here, because his IMDB pages lists 541 voice acting credits.  And did I mention they're bringing Animaniacs back? [cheer]  Paulsen is trailing behind Tara Strong, though.  The actress who voiced Bubbles on Powerpuff Girls, Raven on Teen Titans, and Timmy on Fairly Oddparents has 609 roles in her 35 year career, or an average of 17 a year.  That may not sound impressive, but have you've ever tried getting *one acting job?  Strong can't hold a candle to a man whose voice I can identify from two rooms away, a man who will always be Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop no matter who he's playing, Steve Blum, who has racked up 798 voice roles.  And those are just a sampling of voice actors I can name off the top of my head.  So when career day rolls around, maybe skip doctor and firefighter and suggest your kid become a voice actor.  Not everyone who does voice work has a face for radio, so I put pictures of all the actors up on the Vodacast app so you can se what Fry, Yakko, and Raven really look like ..   “Sure,” you say, “that sounds like a sweet gig.  Walk in, say a few things, and cash the check.”  Oh my sweet summer child.  If it was that easy, everyone would do it.  For starters, there is no “got it in one take” in voice acting.  Be prepared to do your lines over and over again, with different emphasis, different inflection, different pacing, or sometimes simply saying it over and over again until, even though each take sounds the same to you, the director gets the subtle difference they're looking for.  Bonus fact: the feeling you get when you say a word or phrase so many times that it stops sounding like a word and becomes a meaningless noise is called semantic satiation.   You may be standing in a little booth all day, but that doesn't mean it won't be physically taxing.  Actors dubbing anime in particular are required to do a lot of screaming.  Chris Sabat, who voices Vegeta in the Dragonball series, says that even with his background in opera and the vocal control that taught him, “I will literally be sick the next day. I will have flu-like symptoms. Because you have to use so much energy, and use up so much of your voice to put power into those scenes, that it will make you sick. That's not an exaggeration; I will be bedridden sometimes after screaming for too long.”   That is, if you can get a gig.  Remember how I rattled off actors who've had hundreds of roles each?  That's because, in rough figures, 5% of the actors get 95% of the work. So unless you're a Tara Strong or Phil LaMarr, noteworthy roles will be hard to come by.  One plus side is you get paid by the word, as well as by the tag.  A tag is part of a recording that can be swapped out, like recording a commercial, and recording the phrases “coming soon,” “opening this Monday,” and “open now.”  The clients gets three distinct commercials from one recording sessions, so you get more money.  Assuming the client actually orders the session.  You may find yourself on stand-by or “avail,” as it's called in the industry.  You may be asked to set aside a few hours or even consecutive days for a recording session.  The problem is, the client isn't actually obligated to use you during that time and no one else can book you during that time until they release you from it.    But it's a job you can do in your pj's, and I often do, and that's always a plus.  Even though no one can see the actors, voice work still uses props and accessories.  While computers can be used to speed up or slow down dialogue (which is more of a concern in dubbing Japanese animation, where the visuals are already done), certain vocal changes can easily be achieved using random items in the studio. “If the character is in a hollowed-out tree, I might stick my head in a wastebasket,” veteran voice actor Corey Burton told Mental Floss. “If it doesn't sound quite right, I can throw some wadded-up Kleenex in there for better acoustics.”  Burton, like Mel Blanc, prefers to eat real food when the moment calls for it. “They want you to sometimes just go, ‘Nom, nom, nom.' No! I want a carrot, a cookie. I don't want to make a dry slurping noise when I could be sipping a drink.”   Pencils also play an important role, not for making notes on the script or creating any sort of convincing sound effect.  The plague of these performers is plosives.  You've probably heard them on podcasts; they've definitely been on mine.  A plosive is the noise you get when a consonant that is produced by stopping the airflow using the lips, teeth, or palate, followed by a sudden release of air.  It's also called popping your p's, since that's the worst culprit.  A round mesh screen in front of the mic helps, but the old-school trick to stop plosives actually uses a pencil.  If they're getting p-pops on the recording, voice actors will hold a pencil or similar linear object upright against the lips.  This disrupts the air enough to avoid the giant, sharp spike in the soundwave.  Now if only there were some cheap and easy trick to get rid of mouth noises and lip smacks.  You may hear a few on this podcast, but for everyone you hear, I cut twenty out.   The most sure-fire way to avoid mouth noises and breathing when ordering a recording is to use a computer-generated or AI voice.  Now this is a sticky wicket in the VO community, a real burr under a lot of saddles.  Whenever it comes up in message groups, a third of people turn into South Park characters [sfx they took our jobs].  I won't get too Insider Baseball here, but here's the scoop.  AI voices are cheap, fast, and they're getting really good.  Have you ever gotten a robodialer call where it took you a moment to realize it was not a live person?  There are companies offering entire audiobooks in AI voices.  There is even an AI voice that can cry!  So why am I not bothered?  The way I see it, the people who will buy the cheapest possible option, in this case an AI voice, weren't going to pay even my Fiverr rate, and invariably, the cheaper a client is, the more working with them makes you regret ever starting this business in the first place.  It's an irony a lot of freelancers and business owners are familiar with -- the $5k client pays you the day you submit the invoice; the $50 client makes you hound them for six weeks and then they say they want you to do it over or come down on the price.  So I'm fine with letting those gigs go.  The other reason is that while AI applications and devices such as smart speakers and digital assistants like Siri are powered by computer-generated voices, those voices actually originate from real actors!  In fact, I just wrapped an AI-generation job this week.    In most cases, even computerized voices need a human voice as a foundation for the development of the vocal database. Nevertheless, AI is creating new work for a wide range of voice actors. Are these actors putting themselves out of a job in future?  Maybe. Maybe not.  It's definitely something I had to wrestle with before accepting the job.  But I figured, AI is coming whether we like it or not, so it's best to be involved to help steer the ship rather than be capsized by its wake.   When I took the AI-generation job, there were two questions I had for the client: what control do I have over how my voice is used, and what happens if you sell the company?  I asked these two questions for two good reasons, Bev Standing and Susan Bennett.  Bev Standing, a VO and coach from Canada, was surprised to hear her own voice being used on peoples' videos when friends and colleagues told her to log onto Tiktok.  For one, people could use her voice to say whatever they liked, no matter how vile, and she'd never worked with, been paid by, or given permission for use of her voice to TikTok.   According to Standing, who I've taken classes with and is a really nice lady, the audio in question was recorded as a job for the Chinese Institute of Acoustics four years ago, ostensibly for translations.  “The only people I've worked with are the people I was hired by, which was for translations... My agreement is not what it's being used for, and it's not with the company that's using my voice,” Standing said in an interview.   Standing files a lawsuit against TikTok's parent company ByteDance on the grounds of intellectual property theft.  She hasn't consented to her performance being used by TikTok, and had very real concerns that the content created using her audio would hurt her ability to get work in the future.  Imagine if Jan 6 insurrectionists and other such hateful wackaloons used your voice on their videos.  Good luck getting hired after that.  TikTok and ByteDance stayed pretty mum, both publicly and to Standing and her lawyer, also a VO, but they did change the AI voice, which certainly looks like they done wrong.  The lawsuit was settled a few months ago, but it's all sealed up in NDAs, so I can't tell you the details, but I'm calling it a win.   The other name I dropped was Susan Bennett, but that's not the name you'd recognize her as.  Though she was training to be a teacher, it soon became clear to Susan Bennet that her voice was destined for more than saying “eyes on your own paper.”  She acted in the theater, was a member of a jazz band, an a cappella group, and she was a backup singer for Burt Bacharac and Roy Orbison.  That background helped her land gigs doing VO and singing jingles for the likes of Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Macy's, Goodyear, Papa John's, IBM, and more.  In 1974, she became the voice of First National Bank of Atlanta's Tillie the All-Time Teller, one of the first bank ATMs.  Her voice made the new technology more user-friendly for a computer-unfamiliar public.     Bonus fact: one of the earliest ATMs in NYC printed the security picture of the user on their receipts.  According to the man who sold them to the bank, “The only people using the machines were prostitutes and gamblers who didn't want to deal with tellers face to face.”  Or it could be the hours they keep.  I can neither confirm nor deny this, but I like to think that sex workers are the underappreciated early-adopters that helped the rest of us to be able to hit the cash machine on the way out of town (or the Mac machine, as my mom called it well into the 90's).  Bennet also became the voice of Delta Airlines announcements, GPS's, and phone systems.   But even with all that, that's not where you know her voice from.  “Hey, Siri, how big is the Serengeti?” [sfx if Google was]  Susan Bennet was the original voice of Siri on the iphone, but she never actually worked for Apple.  In 2005, she recorded a wealth of words and wordy-sounding non-words for a company called ScanSoft or Nuance, I've been seeing either listed.   For four hours a day, every day, in July 2005, Bennett holed up in her home recording booth, saying thousands of phrases and sentences of mostly-to-completely nonsense, which the “ubergeeks” as she called them, could use for generating AI speech.  According to Bennet, “I was reading sentences like 'cow hoist in the tub hut today.' 'Militia oy hallucinate buckra okra ooze.' Then I would read these really tedious things that were the same word, but changing out the vowel. 'Say the shrayding again, say the shreeding again, say the shriding again, say the shredding again, say the shrudding again.' “  These snippets were then synthesized in a process called concatenation that builds words, sentences, paragraphs. And that is how voices like hers find their way into GPS and telephone systems.   The job was done, the check cleared, and life went on, then 2011 rolled around and Siri was unveiled as an integrated feature of the Apple iPhone 4S.  The actors who'd worked for Nuance had no idea until well after it happened.  Bennett found out that her voice is actually Siri after a friend emailed: ”Hey, we've been playing around with this new Apple phone. Isn't this you?'  Apple had bought SoftScan/Nuance and all of its assets.  “Apple bought our voices from Nuance without our knowing it.”  As a voiceactor, this turn of events was problematic for a few reasons.  Typecasting and stereotyping, for one.  The downside of being successful in a role can be that that's all people want you for after that, like Sean Bean and a character who dies.  So Bennett kept her identity close to her vest until 2013, when Apple switched voices.  “My voice was just the original voice on the 4s and the 5. But now it no longer sounds like Apple because [Siri] sounds like everyone else. The original Siri voice had a lot of character; she had a lot of attitude.   Bennet has never said how much she made from Nuance, but we know how much she's made from Apple.  In round figures, give or take for inflation, [sfx calculator] she made $0.  Her voice was on something like 17 million phones.  Even a penny per phone would have been a handsome payday, but no, no penny for you.  “We were paid for the amount of time we spent recording but not at all for usage. The only way I've been able to get any payment for it, really, is through my speaking events, but I'm very grateful to have been the voice of Siri. She's very iconic; it's led to a whole new career for me.”   Another widespread voice that didn't get commensurate royalties is known for a single phrase, barely a full sentence. [sfx clip]  From FIFA and Madden to UFC and NBA, Andrew Anthony's voice has opened EA Sports video games for 30 years now and let us all have a collective shiver of mortality at that fact.  Anthony had a friend who ran a small ad sales company, who had taken on the not-yet-industry-cornerstone Electronic Arts as a client.  "My friend then called me up in Toronto and said 'Hey will you do this thing... for free?' I said 'yeah, of course, I will! I don't even know what this is but I get a free trip down to see you, so for sure'.  So Anthony went to visit his friend, read the line, which was originally “If it's in the game, it's in the game,” and assumed he would never, ever hear anything about it again.  Call that an underestimation.  EA is valued at $37B, with the Sports being a big chunk of that.  And Anthony has seen exactly none of that money, and he's pretty okay with that.  Over the years, Anthony has met plenty of other gaming fans and happily agreed to do his EA Sports voice impression on camera.    Not every screen actor's able to do voice work successfully; we've all heard flat, lackluster performances from big name stars in animated features.  Looking at you, Sarah Michelle Gellar from the recent HeMan cartoon.  Not so with the person who arguably kicked off the trends of booking big names stars for voice work, Robin Williams in his role as Genie.  Williams recorded 30 hours of dialogue, most of it improvised, for the 90 minute movie.  He took the role for *9% of the fee he normally commanded with the condition that the recordings not be used to merchandise products.  He wanted to “leave something wonderful behind for this kids.”  Thanks for spending part of your day with me.   And that's where we run out of ideas, at least for today.  So a wife overheard her boss saying he wanted a voice to notify people when they received email and volunteered her husband. “I recorded it on a cassette deck in my living room,” Edwards told the New York Post on November 7.  “Most people think I'm retired and own an island.”  Instead, he works at WKYC-TV from 3:30 a.m. to noon, and drives an Uber from noon to 6 p.m.  In 2014, Edwards told CNBC that he pranks people by standing behind their computers and booming, “You've got mail!”  Explained the voice-over actor, “I have fun with it!”  He's not bothered by not getting royalties, so I guess we shouldn't be either. 

Centuries of Sound
Radio Podcast #16 – 1908

Centuries of Sound

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022


MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS Another adventure into the history of recorded music with James Errington, this time joined by veteran BBC presenter & producer Tony Barnfield to listen to and talk about the sounds of 1908, right at the heart of the era when music … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #16 – 1908"

The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber
WCP162 Writing Coach Podcast 162 Archives, Vol. X: The research rabbit hole

The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 19:53


The research and reporting rabbit holes are some of the most seductive and appealing parts of the freelance writing comfort zone. You start off doing good work: nailing down facts, seeking rich data, locating interesting sources. But there's always another twist and turn, and you can easily lose your orientation and not know if you're getting closer or further away from what you and your story needs. If you've ever said that research takes as long as it takes, or noticed that it's taking so long that it interferes with (rather than supports) your writing goals, you've got to listen to today's episode.   YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY … Spotify playlist of the greatest hits on the Writing Coach Podcast (please rate the podcast while listening on Spotify) WCP 1 What's your problem? Download my free guide on how to pitch SHARE THE WRITING COACH PODCAST  Subscribe and write a review of the Writing Coach Podcast on Apple Podcasts or review on Spotify. Share your podcast takeaways and tag Rebecca on Instagram: @freelancewriterbootcamp  WORK WITH ME Apply for the next session of my small group coaching program: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com Break into your dream publications and get paid well while covering stories that matter. Bootcamp alumni have used these proven pitching processes to break into the New York Times, the Guardian, Bustle, Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and many more. We cover all the external skills to improve your pitch acceptance rate, and the internal mindset work to keep you from getting in your own way. Click here to apply: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast162

Beyond The Horizon
A Look Back: Prince Andrew and The BBC Interview

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:00


In this look back episode we hop in the time machine and head back to November of 2019 when disgraced Prince Andrew gave the biggest car crash of an interview in quite some time to the BBC. Join me for this journey back into the archives for a look at Andrew and the BBC interview with Emily Maitlis. (Commercial at 15:14)To contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comSource:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7691013/amp/I-let-Prince-Andrew-tells-BBCs-Emily-Maitlis-wrong-stay-Epstein.html

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 17:27


Play during opening: 4:43-4:47 The pathetic spectacle of a man who's run out of road…and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, January 14, 2022. If you want to see more of this sort of thing, please consider joining the Fight Laugh Feast Club. For less than a few coffees a month, you can help us build a rowdy Christian media response to liberal legacy media, big tech, and build a Christian megaphone for the truth. Got to flfnetwork.com and click on “join the club.” First Up: SuperCringe from Australia: Want to Go on a VAX Date? Play Audio There are wheels within wheels here. First, we have two girls who are apparently going on a date? They're going to see the new Spider Man at 10am? Who goes to the movies at 10am? That's creepy. Then, like it's Nazi Germany, the kid asks for to see their certificates of vaccination. I mean, why not ask for their full medical history? I mean, how many STDs do they have since they're lesbians and more likely to be transmitting sexual diseases? Then the girl says that her parents haven't let her get vaccinated and the other girl says that she doesn't need her parent's permission to get vaccinated and off the go on the vax date. But notice: they don't need parental permission to get foreign substances put into their body that could have significant side effects or life-long impacts, but they do need the government's permission to go see a movie. It's not like parents have been removed, the question is rather who is playing the part of parents. And in totalitarian regimes it's the government. I would also just like to point out here that you cannot remove parental permissions for medical decisions and then pretend that the category of consenting adult still exists. If you can make medical decisions without parental permission, then you can make sexual decisions as well. And the lower that age gets, the closer we get to allowing pedophilia. And if you don't think that's already in the back of some peoples' minds, you're not paying attention. The current freak out over children not being vaccinated is driven, in part, by the ultimate goal of removing parental protections so that they can be groomed and preyed upon by sexual predators. Families have failed to establish their government. Fathers have failed. There is no loyalty to parents and family government because parents have not loved and taught their children well. And parents have not done that because they have not been discipled by the churches. Pastors have limited their teaching to a tiny sliver of what is called the gospel, but it's so tiny and full of emotional fluff, that no doubt many of these pastors and their parishoners in Australia and New Zealand will arrive in heaven to hear the Lord say depart from me, you workers of iniquity, and I never heard of you. Owner of the Golden Warriors Says He Doesn't Care About the Uyghur Genocide https://nypost.com/2022/01/17/warriors-chamath-palihapitiya-no-one-cares-about-uyghurs/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter A minority owner of the Golden State Warriors got in a bit of hot water on social media for callously admitting he does not care about Uyghur genocide in China. Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist who owns 10 percent of the NBA franchise, expressed cold indifference to the plight of the Uyghurs, an ethnic Muslim minority that has been persecuted in China, on his “All In” podcast over the weekend. When co-host Jason Calacanis said President Biden's statement about the Uyghurs was one of the stronger things he's said, Palihapitiya interjected that nobody cares about them. “Let's be honest, nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs,” Palihapitiya said. “You bring it up because you really care, and I think that's nice that you care. The rest of us don't care. “I'm telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, it is below my line.” David Sacks, the third co-host of the podcast, said that if you bring up everything that is happening with the Uyghurs, Americans care — but it is not at the “top of their minds.” “I care about [empty shelves at grocery stores]. I care about the fact that our economy could turn on a dime if China invades Taiwan. I care about that,” Palihapitiya said. “I care about climate change. I care about America's crippling and decrepit health care infrastructure. “But if you're asking me do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us. I think a lot of people believe that and I'm sorry if that's a hard truth to hear. But every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I'm really just lying if I don't really care.” Here it is: 14:47-15:54 The Warriors distanced themselves from Palihapitiya's opinion on Monday. “As a limited investor who has no day-to-day operating functions with the Warriors, Mr. does not speak on behalf of our franchise, and his views certainly don't reflect those of our organization,” the team said in a statement. The Uyghurs have been subjected to rape, sterilizations and slave labor. Biden signed a bill in Decemberbanning imports from the Xinjiang region of China unless it can be proven the goods were not made with forced labor. Calacanis said it's a sad state of affairs if people can't care about global human rights. “That's a luxury belief,” Palihapitiya responded. “The reason I think that is we don't do enough domestically to actually express that view in real tangible ways. So until we actually clean up our own house, the idea that we step outside our borders, with us morally virtue-signaling about someone else's human rights record, is deplorable.” Human rights in China is a third-rail topic for the NBA. The league had a lot of its future growth pegged to its relationship with China, when then-Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted to “Free Hong Kong” in support of democracy protesters and ignited a firestorm in 2019. AD: Founded in 2018, The Reformed Sage exists to edify Christians with products and services that build the kingdom of God and proclaim the gospel to all. We have created products that are unique, useful, beautiful, and humorous. We have wood art, engraved wall art, apparel, drinkware, decals, stamps, and much more. We also regularly make custom merchandise at wholesale prices for churches, ministries and businesses that want to add or expand their product offerings in turn increasing revenue. Please use promo code FLF22 for 10% off your first order. AND HAPPENING NOW: All apparel is marked down until Super Bowl Sunday! (No promo code necessary) Shirts: $20 Hoodies: $30 and more! They are changing apparel vendors and removing some designs. We do not know at this time what color/sizing options we will have available come March 1. So, if there is an apparel combo you want (design/size/color) better grab it before it is gone for good! This sale ends on February 6th. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is Being Asked to Resign for Attending Parties During Lockdown https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/17/uks-boris-johnson-clings-to-power-as-partygate-scandal-rumbles-on.html U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's position is looking increasingly vulnerable as more reports emerge of parties and gatherings in Downing Street during periods of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, accused Johnson of breaking Covid laws amid numerous allegations of parties and gatherings that were held by government staff, with some attended by Johnson, during lockdown. In the last few days more reports of parties have emerged, with Downing Street apologizing to Queen Elizabeth after it has emerged that two parties took place on the eve of Prince Phillip's funeral in April 2021, in which it's alleged that a staff member was sent out to buy a “suitcase of wine.” Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Starmer said Johnson had “lied” about what he called “industrial scale partying” in Downing Street. “The facts speak for themselves, and the country has made up its mind,” he said, adding it was “blindingly obvious what's happened.” “I think he broke the law, I think he's as good as admitted that he broke the law,” he told the BBC. Johnson admitted to Parliament last week that he had attended a drinks party at Downing Street, the prime minister's office and which he lives next door to, during the U.K.'s first Covid lockdown in May 2020 but said he believed it was a “work event.” 1:03-1:39 Did you catch that? Boris said that he was really, really sorry he thought it was a work meeting in the garden. At this time, people in the U.K. were only allowed to meet one other person from outside their household, and had to meet outdoors, among other strict rules. To which the opposition party leader, Keir Starmer, replied: Play: 4:38-5:18 First off, don't you wish President Biden had to interact with that kind of withering rhetoric? Or at least Dr. Fauci? From a friend: Boris Johnson “is a serial adulterer, and the first PM to have a live-in girlfriend at 10 Downing Street. He is also a serial liar, and has been found out. I suspect he will have to resign, but he will be replaced by someone even more compromised politically - probably Jacob Rees-Mogg, who was pro-brexit, but has also been pro-lockdown. However, Rees-Mogg would not be favorable to the Biden regime, so pressure might be put on Conservative MPs to chose someone like Sajid Javid or Rishi Sunak, which would give Britain either it's first Muslim or Hindu Prime Minister.” Another news sources says that Rishi Sunak's name recognition among voters is high at around 95 per cent to 98 per cent, and a net favourability of plus three shows he is well-liked… Psalm of the Day: 98 0:00-1:09 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. If you've already joined, a huge thanks to you, and if you haven't, please consider joining today and have a great weekend.

London Calling
Is it Over?

London Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 54:58


In this week’s London Calling, James and Toby argue about whether the global pandemic is over (Toby thinks it is, while James thinks it’s a false dawn) and discuss the Johnny-come-latelies who claim to have been lockdown sceptics all along. They compare them to repentant Communists after the fall of the Berlin Wall. They also worry that it may be all over for their old friend Boris (well, James isn’t that worried) and what is going to offered up to satisfy the Tory base in “Operation Save Big Dog,” whether that puts the television license back on the table. And if the BBC is such great value for the money why doesn’t it become a subscription service? In Culture Corner, thumbs up to Yellowjackets (Sky in the UK, Showtime in the US) with reservations and Dopesick (Disney+ in the UK, Hulu in the US), while Toby gives lukewarm reviews to The Duke, Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime) and Red Rocket. Opening sound this week is the PM apologizing to the House for parties at No. 10.

Brexitcast
Licence Free?

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 31:52


Government freezes the BBC licence fee for two years. We get the BBC's culture editor, Katie Razzall, to explain what's happening... And, what happened during the Texas synagogue siege? The BBC's Frank Gardner has all the details (or, at least all the details we know right now). Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan, John Murphy and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Ash Taylor and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Six O'Clock News
17/01/2022 - The Government says the BBC license fee, paid by millions of households, will be frozen for two years

Six O'Clock News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 30:36


The Government says the BBC license fee paid by millions of households will be frozen for 2 years & serious questions should be asked as to how the Corporation is funded in future

World Business Report
Credit Suisse chairman resigns

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 26:33


Antonio Horta-Osorio has resigned as chairman of Credit Suisse following Covid breaches. The departure comes on the heels of a string of scandals for the beleaguered bank, and we get the background from the founder of the Swiss financial news website finews.ch, Claude Bauman. Also in the programme, according the latest official figures, Chinese economic growth is slowing. The Shanghai-based economist Andy Xie brings us the details. There's a growing fuel crisis in Uganda as truck drivers protest over Covid requirements at the border, and we find out more from the BBC's Patience Atuhaire in Kampala. Plus, the BBC's Theo Leggett reports on aviation technologies that might shape the future of flying.

Newsjunkies | Inforadio
Ist Boris Johnson noch zu retten?

Newsjunkies | Inforadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 19:20


Partys im Regierungsviertel, während Großbritannien im Lockdown steckte - Boris Johnson steht unter Druck. Um wieder beliebter zu werden, verspricht er ein Ende der Corona-Regeln und eine Reform der BBC. Alles Ablenkung? Das analysieren Konrad Spremberg und Leonie Schwarzer mit London-Korrespondent Christoph Prössl.

Was jetzt?
Update: Baerbock in Kiew

Was jetzt?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:52


Bei ihrem Antrittsbesuch in der Ukraine wirbt Bundesaußenministerin Annalena Baerbock (Grüne) um Deeskalation im Konflikt mit Russland. Einer Waffenlieferung erteilt sie eine klare Absage. Die britische Regierung will dem Sender BBC Beiträge und Subventionen streichen. Virologe Christian Drosten sieht in der Omikron-Variante eine Chance, um in den endemischen Zustand zu kommen. Außerdem im Update: Deutsche Journalistin Meşale Tolu ist in der Türkei nach viereinhalb Jahren Prozess freigesprochen worden. Was noch? Neue Erkenntnisse zum Schicksal von Anne Frank. Moderation und Produktion: Moses Fendel Mitarbeit: Alma Dewerny Fragen, Kritik, Anregungen? Sie erreichen uns unter wasjetzt@zeit.de. Weitere Links zur Folge: Konflikt mit Russland: Annalena Baerbock bekräftigt Nein zu Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine (https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2022-01/annalena-baerbock-ukraine-kiew-antrittsbesuch) Großbritannien: BBC soll ab 2027 keine Gebühren mehr fordern dürfen (https://www.zeit.de/kultur/2022-01/grossbritannien-boris-johnson-bbc-rundfunkgebuehren) Boris Johnson: Die Party ist vorbei (https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2022-01/boris-johnson-corona-gartenparty-skandal-partygate) Coronavirus: Christian Drosten sieht in Omikron-Variante eine Chance (https://www.zeit.de/gesundheit/2022-01/coronavirus-christian-drosten-omikron-variante-chance) Corona-Lage: Drosten und Lauterbach warnen vor zu früher Durchseuchung (https://www.zeit.de/gesundheit/2022-01/corona-lage-karl-lauterbach-christian-drosten-rki) Türkei: Meşale Tolu in Istanbul freigesprochen (https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2022-01/mesale-tolu-freispruch-tuerkei-journalistin) Nationalsozialismus: Versteck von Anne Frank laut Untersuchung von jüdischem Notar verraten (https://www.zeit.de/wissen/geschichte/2022-01/anne-frank-versteck-juedischer-notar-nationalsozialismus)

Kurz informiert – die IT-News des Tages von heise online
Telegram, BBC, Kollekte, Vulkanausbruch | Kurz informiert vom 17.01.2022 by heise online

Kurz informiert – die IT-News des Tages von heise online

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022


Heute mit: Telegram, BBC, Kollekte, Vulkanausbruch

Marketplace All-in-One
What onions tell us about the layers of inflation

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:08


In a picture of inflation, a food vendor in Los Angeles tells a tale of how the rising cost of onions has had ripple effects on her business and others like it. The advanced child tax credit checks have stopped coming for now, leaving many families who relied on it in a bind. The BBC reports on the resignation of the chairman of Credit Suisse, who apparently broke COVID protocols.

Marketplace Morning Report
What onions tell us about the layers of inflation

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:08


In a picture of inflation, a food vendor in Los Angeles tells a tale of how the rising cost of onions has had ripple effects on her business and others like it. The advanced child tax credit checks have stopped coming for now, leaving many families who relied on it in a bind. The BBC reports on the resignation of the chairman of Credit Suisse, who apparently broke COVID protocols.

Coffee House Shots
Will Operation Red Meat work?

Coffee House Shots

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 9:50


Tory MPs have just returned from their constituencies after a weekend of persuading voters to support their party in the May local elections. It's not just the public that is angry, the local associations are equally outraged at the scandals that have marred the first month of 2022. Those around Boris Johnson are planning 'Operation Red Meat' which is a policy tactic to save the Prime Minister's premiership. Nadine Dorries has announced her plans to cut the budget of the BBC. It has also been announced that the military is stepping in to try to stop migrants crossing the English Channel. But is it a little too late?   ‘They've been telling us they are going to sort this [migrant crisis] out but for two years the problem has got worse' - James Forsyth. Even by the government's own admission, the solution rests on finding somewhere to host an offshore processing centre. But most of the countries the government is looking towards are unlikely to be suitable partners.  All of this on the podcast as Katy Balls speaks to Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth.

So what you're saying is...
BBC Radio Legend Quits After 46 years Due To Diversity Quotas & Woke Interference in Much-Loved Show

So what you're saying is...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 38:55


BBC Radio 4's legendary "Quote... Unquote" has entertained audiences since 1976. However, in December 2021, fans were dismayed to discover that the show was at an end. On this week's #SWYSI, Nigel Rees, the creator & host of "Quote... Unquote", explains the events that led him to cancel his own show. He explains how the BBC's diversity quotas for greater representation of women, ethnic minorities and disabled people began to affect the programme and how the BBC's political correctness required him to amend his scripts, preventing the inclusion of familiar and harmless quotations, loved by generations. --------------- SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications) AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-923838732 SUPPORT/DONATE / JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP SCHEME The NCF Channel is still very new and to continue to produce quality programming we need your support. Your donations will help ensure the channel not only continues but can grow into a major online platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. You can join our membership scheme or donate in a variety of ways via our website: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations. JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Web: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk F: https://www.facebook.com/NCultureForum/ Y: http://www.youtube.com/c/NewCultureForum T: http://www.twitter.com/NewCultureForum (@NewCultureForum)

Business Daily
The future of flying

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 17:28


The pandemic has been very hard on commercial aviation, but most experts believe the sector will soon be growing again – fast. The BBC's Theo Leggett takes a look at what new technologies are out there. Sandra Bour Schaeffer, Chief Executive of Airbus Upnext, tells him what the aviation giant is planning for the future. Neil Cloughley, from the much smaller Faradair Aerospace, makes the case for why their hybrid-electric technology is the way forward for flying. On the other hand, Blake Scholl of Boom Supersonic says that, two decades after the end of supersonic jet Concorde, it's time for airliners to break the sound barrier once again. But if we want to protect the environment, should we be flying at all? Matt Finch, UK policy director of the Brussels-based lobby group Transport and Environment, says yes - but not quite so often. (Image: the ZEROe blended wing body concept, Credit: Airbus)

What the Tuck? A RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast
S14 - Big Opening #2 (w/ Jackie Cox, Rachel Bloom, & Mano Agapion)

What the Tuck? A RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 82:40


Come On Season 14, Let's Get 14-nacating. Anyways gurl, We tawkin' Ep 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 with Season 12 royalty Jackie Cox, comedic genius Rachel Bloom, & gaggy bitch Mano Agapion! WOW! Listen to these homos tawk those entrances, that talent show, and chirpy-burpy those looks! Support Jackie Cox by buying her GAGGY MERCH! Go watch the eps on VH1, WOW Presents +, Crave, or BBC! KIKI with us at Drag Her's IG! PREPARE TO GAG, WHORES!!!!! PROPS TO YA, DWOTUR! BUY OUR MERCH! 50% of everything we make goes to The Okra Project! If you rate Drag Her 5-stars on Apple Podcasts & leave us ANY UNPOPULAR RPDR OPINION, we'll discuss it on the pod!!!!! DO IT!! AND PLUS AND!!! Go to our IG to watch our super special IG LIVES covering Drag Race UK!  Black Lives Matter. DONATE NOW! Listen to Drag Her on Stitcher, download the app, or get more info at stitcherapp.com/dragher! Get more Mano on We Love Trash & Podcast Killed The Video Star! Drag Her IG: dragherpodcast Theme Song: Twinkids (@twinkidsmusic) Art by Jack Manion (@jackmanion) Advertise on Drag Her via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Digitale Optimisten: Perspektiven aus dem Silicon Valley
#41 Henry, sind Deepfakes das Ende des Internets?

Digitale Optimisten: Perspektiven aus dem Silicon Valley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 90:07


Kannst du deinen Augen im Netz trauen? Deepfakes produzieren Fake-Videos die täuschen echt aussehen - aber können sie auch was Gutes haben?///Die besten Job-Angebote der ambitioniertesten Start-Ups: http://www.digitaleoptimisten.de/jobsAlle Gründergeschichten auf http://www.digitaleoptimisten.de/storiesAlle Hear-Us-Grow Folgen Folge Digitale Optimisten auf Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digitaleoptimisten//// Herzlich Willkommen bei Digitale Optimisten!Ich bin Alex, und wir sind in diesem Podcast auf der Suche nach den Elon Musks von morgen, also den Gründerinnen und Gründern, die ganz große Visionen mit ihren Start-Ups haben, damit aber noch ganz am Anfang stehen.Und genau darum geht es in dieser Folge. Es ist ein Thema, was mich wirklich umtreibt, weil es so krass ist - und für mich nicht klar ist, ob das ganze eine gute, oder eine ablehnenswerte Entwicklung ist. Es handelt sich um das Thema Deepfakes. Was sind jetzt schon wieder Deepfakes? Vielleicht hast du auf YouTube oder TikTok schonmal Videos gesehen, in denen Trump, Obama oder Tom Cruise irgendwie merkwürdige Sachen sagen. Vielleicht haben die das gar nicht gesagt, sondern es waren ebenjene Deepfakes, computer-generierte, synthetische Medien, die es so gar nicht gibt. Ein bisschen so wie ein Photoshop-Bearbeitung, nur irgendwie krasser.Zu dem Thema habe ich übrigens schon mit dem Chef des Bundesamts für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, Arne Schönbohm, in der Folge 31 gesprochen. Da habe ich gefragt, was der deutsche Staat eigentlich gegen diese Bedrohungen so unternimmt. Heute spreche ich aber mit vielleicht dem größten Experten auf diesem Gebiet, es ist Henry Ajder. Er ist sonst zu Gast in der New York Times, BBC, Sky, Wired und sogar der Cosmopolitan -r und heute eben hier bei Digitale Optimisten.Wenn du dich also jemals gefragt hast was diese Deep Fakes sind, ob die das Ende der Gesellschaft sind oder - Achtung Kapitalismus - sogar eine Chance für smarte Geschäftsideen sind, dann hör dir jetzt das Interview mit Henry an, das ich aus Termingründen vor ein paar Wochen aufgenommen habe.Wie immer freue ich mich über 5 Sterne Reviews und dein Feedback an alexander@digitaleoptimisten.de. Und jetzt rein in das Interview.Bevor es mit dieser Folge losgeht: Bitte erzähle zwei Freundinnen oder Kollegen von diesem Podcast, wenn Dir diese Geschichten gefallen. Es hilft ungemein, neue Hörer zu finden und den Podcast weiter wachsen zu lassen. Wenn Du magst kannst Du mir auch einen Review auf Apple Podcasts oder Spotify geben.

Somewhere in the Skies
UFO Conspiracies with Astrophysicist, Sarah Cruddas

Somewhere in the Skies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 38:27


On episode 248 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we are joined by astrophysicist and space journalist, Sarah Cruddas. Cruddas joins forces with BBC favorite, Craig Charles to search for possible evidence that could prove the existence of UFOs in their new Sky History series, UFO Conspiracies. In each episode, the pair tackle a famous major UFO sighting by scrutinizing never before heard witness testimonials, whistleblowers, UFO experts, video footage and more. By sifting through the evidence and separating fact from fiction, Cruddas and Charles attempt to provide answers to the UFO mystery. Cruddas shares some of the cases they'll investigate, her personal thoughts on UFOs, and where our science and technology is leading us in finally answering the age-old question; are we alone? Watch UFO Conspiracies - Tuesdays at 9pm GMT on SKY HISTORY: https://bit.ly/3qsOUHu Follow Sarah Cruddas on Twitter at: @sarahcruddasPatreon: www.patreon.com/somewhereskiesWebsite: www.somewhereintheskies.comYouTube Channel: CLICK HEREOfficial Store: CLICK HERESomewhere in the Skies Coffee: CLICK HEREOrder Ryan's book in paperback, ebook, or audiobook by CLICKING HERETwitter: @SomewhereSkiesInstagram: @SomewhereSkiesPodSomewhere in the Skies Subreddit: www.reddit.com/r/SomewhereSkiesPod/Watch Mysteries Decoded for free at www.CWseed.comOpening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per KiilstofteSOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is part of the eOne podcast network. To learn more, CLICK HERECopyright © 2021 Ryan Sprague. All rights reserved.Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/somewhere-in-the-skies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro
Radio Free Skaro #833 - Working For The Weekend

Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 88:13


It's been a whiplash week of MRAHH BUSINESS news as BBC America is allegedly pulling out of Doctor Who missing episodes animation, Nadine Dorries threatens to end the license fee and thus doom the BBC, and Jo Martin gets her own Doctor Who comic for Free Comic Book Day! Plus we have Big Finish and book news, a new Weeping Angels board game, and Part One of our Classic Series Commentary for “Remembrance of the Daleks”! Cue the “little girl with a balloon” music! Links: Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon The Timelash Gallifrey One January 2022 update Gallifrey One 2022 charity is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Jodie Whittaker at London Comic Con Mandip Gill at London Comic Con BBC America reportedly pulling funding from Classic Doctor Who animations BBC license fee to end Galaxy 4 due in Canada April 5 Galaxy 4 due in the US April 5 The Essential Terrance Dicks volume 1 paperback The Essential Terrane Dicks volume 2 paperback Jo Martin Doctor appears in the Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day issue Big Finish Out of Time 3: Wink features the Sixth and Tenth Doctors Season 14 Blu-Ray getting UK re-release in standard packaging Doctor Who: Don't Blink board game Commentary: Remembrance of the Daleks episode 1 “How I Made Ace's Jacket”

DumTeeDum - A show about The BBC's The Archers
DTD: 421 - Fig rolls, Tom's personality & bathroom cabinets in Ambridge.

DumTeeDum - A show about The BBC's The Archers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 83:46


This week's DumTeeDum tune is the latest from our Stephen Bowden and we are lucky enough to hear thoughts from: Monty, Jen - Ambride Pony Club, Bernadette, God Squad Mia, Sue, Glyn, Brian, Katherine, Witherspoon, Mike, Rob, Anon of Ambridge and to Matson Taylor author of "The Miseducation of Evie Epworth". Please call in to the show using this link: https://www.speakpipe.com/dumteedum Do keep your call to a maximum of two minutes and minimum age for contributors is 18.To support the show visit us at: https://www.patreon.com/dumteedum Quentin's BBC interview about DumTeeDum and our Stephen Fry special can be found here. Starts at 17 minutes into the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bcr1zt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

My Tennis Journey
Active Away: Inside The Dragon's Den and What Happened Next

My Tennis Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 50:50


Matt Allen and Steve Davies from tennis holiday company Active Away went inside the BBC's Dragon's Den and ended up receiving investment from Peter Jones who is a big tennis fan. Find out how the appearance came about, the inside story of their Dragon's Den appearance and what has happened to Active Away since their television adventure including their biggest challenge to date...To find out all about an Active Away Tennis Holiday please visit: https://activeaway.com/MUSIC CREDITSEarth by MusicbyAden https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0

Business Daily
Business Weekly

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 49:44


On this edition of Business Weekly, we're looking at the US inflation rate. It has hit 7% year on year, the largest rise since 1982. Used car prices and food costs are shooting up. We hear from Wells Fargo Economist Sarah Watt House and Gerald Daniels, an Associate Professor of Economics at Howard University who specialises in the economics of inequality. The BBC's Ed Butler looks at the recent protests in Kazakhstan and we have a look inside the UK trials into psychedelic drugs for patients suffering with depression. Plus, we browse the shelves of ultra rare whisky, and hear why, and how, some parts of the Scottish industry are booming. The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson talks to both keen collectors, and dedicated producers. Business Weekly is presented by Sasha Twining and produced by Clare Williamson.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Serbia and Djokovic: More Than a Matter of Tennis

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 28:33


When Novak Djokovic landed in Melbourne, few could have imagined that his impending encounters on the tennis court would be upstaged by a legal battle, one which then prompted a row between his country and Australia. After immigration officials held the Serb player in a hotel, Djokovic's father said his son was being “crucified”. Then Serbia's Foreign Ministry claimed that the player had been deliberately lured to Australia in order to humiliate him, as part of a “political game.” Guy Delauney explains that the affair has touched a raw nerve in Serbia, with an importance way beyond the tennis court. While the war of words was going on between Serbia and Australia, the government of Cameroon was trying to keep everyone's attention focused on sport, and not on politics. The country is hosting the Africa-wide football tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations, a chance for the country to shine on the international stage. Like any contest, the Cup provides an opportunity for all countries to unite and rally behind their national team. However, there is a distinct shortage of unity among some people of this West African nation. Cameroon has suffered a long-running separatist insurgency in the English-speaking part of the country, and that was where James Copnall went to watch one of the games. You might think Ukraine was used to conflict; it suffered some of the worst casualties of the Second World War, and previously lost millions to murder and starvation, as Stalin imposed communist rule on a population which often resisted it. Today, around a hundred thousand Russian troops are massed on the Ukrainian border, and when Zeinab Badawi visited the capital Kiev, she found a very different mood to what she experienced on previous trips. What have sectarian murders in Northern Ireland got in common with the dawn of democracy in Czechoslovakia, and the start of negotiations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? The answer is that all of them were reported on by Mary Hockaday, whose career of more than three decades at the BBC has just come to an end. Her departure has left her reflecting on time, and how the world changes with it. The housing market has been rather perky this past year, so it might be a good time to sell your home, but not if you're a princess, you don't actually want to move out, and the property in question is a Seventeenth Century palace. Such though is the fate of one of Rome's more unusual inhabitants, living in one of the city's more distinctive buildings. The Villa Aurora will go under the auctioneer's hammer next week, and is valued at more than four hundred million pounds. David Willey has been a regular visitor

World Business Report
Update: US retail figures for December disappoint

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 11:51


Retail figures released in the US for December were lower than analysts' expectations. We get analysis from Chris Low of FHN Financial. Plus, Forbes has released its YouTube rich list. The BBC's gaming reporter Steffan Powell talks us through this year's highest earners.

Mad at the Internet
Bad Financial Decisions

Mad at the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 95:42


I lose a box of silver, Pokimane loses 2 days of simp bucks, BBC gets protested, Sam Hyde loses fifteen grand making a documentary, Baked Alaska loses his case, Logan Paul loses three-and-a-half million dollars on Pokemon cards, Warski picks a fight with a man who has never lost in his life, and Kay forgets the cheese.

Brexitcast
A Suitcaseful of News

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 35:36


Two more boozy get-togethers in No 10 during lockdown have come to light, this time on the night before the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. We speak to the reporter who got the scoop, The Telegraph's Tony Diver, and Lord Gavin Barwell, former Chief of Staff to Theresa May. Australia has detained Novak Djokovic and cancelled his visa for a second time. But is it game, set and vax for the tennis star? The BBC's Russell Fuller is in Melbourne. And following the BBC drama about the Met Police's handling of the deaths of three gay men murdered by Stephen Port, we hear from Sarah Sak, whose son Anthony Walgate was Port's first victim. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Business Daily
Brexit and my small business

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 17:28


It's just over a year since the UK's trading relationship with the EU fundamentally changed. So how are small businesses in Britain finding life outside the single market and customs union? The BBC's Vivienne Nunis speaks with chocolate-maker Jacques Cop of Coco Caravan and Kathleen May from the London-based independent publisher, Hurst, as well as Sally Jones, trade strategist at EY. Image: Hand drawing a red line between the UK and the rest of the European Union. Credit: Getty

El hilo
Exmilitares colombianos a sueldo: la industria de mercenarios y el magnicidio en Haití

El hilo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 32:18


Han pasado seis meses desde que un grupo de hombres armados asesinó al presidente de Haití, Jovenel Moïse. Varios de los sospechosos detenidos por el asesinato son colombianos, exmilitares contratados por una empresa de seguridad privada. Uno de ellos se ha convertido este mes en el primer acusado por el magnicidio. En este episodio hablamos con la periodista Catalina Oquendo, del equipo de corresponsales de El País en Colombia, sobre qué ha pasado en estos meses con los exmilitares colombianos detenidos por su supuesta participación en el magnicidio. Luego, Daniel Pardo, corresponsal de la BBC, nos explica la historia detrás del mercado de los mercenarios. Suscríbete a nuestro boletín para recibir enlaces con información complementaria sobre los episodios de El hilo. Además incluimos otras noticias esenciales desde Latinoamérica. Lo recibirás todos los viernes en la mañana. Suscríbete aquí. El hilo es un proyecto de Radio Ambulante Estudios y VICE News. Producir el episodio de cada semana implica una investigación rigurosa y un trabajo constante con un equipo comprometido de 11 personas. Para seguir adelante necesitamos tu apoyo. Haz una donación hoy, tu contribución hará toda la diferencia. ¡Gracias!Síguenos en Twitter @elhilopodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rest Is History
137. 1922: The Birth of the Modern World Part 2

The Rest Is History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:09


In part 2 of this centennial episode, Tom and Dominic cover the triggering of the Irish Civil War, the birth of the BBC, and Howard Carter's 'Tutmania'. Plus, have you ever wondered how many stars Dominic's 1995 Edinburgh Fringe performance of Becket REALLY received from The Scotsman? Featuring appearances from Winston Churchill, Michael Collins and Just William, this podcast is not to be missed! Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Thing Is...
266 - Diners, Drive-Ins, and Ghouls (Adam Ferrara)

The Thing Is...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 67:35


Adam Ferrara is an actor, comedian, co-host of the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear US, host of The Adam Ferrara Podcast, and one of the funniest guests ever! Adam joins Shannon and Matty to talk marrying his wife next to a redwood tree, the time he had a gun pulled on him, getting beaten up and having his bike stolen, the best kiss he ever delivered, seeing Darryl Strawberry of the Yankees after he snuck out of the Betty Ford Clinic, doing laundry and day drinking, leaving the government as much debt as possible, and more!Air Date: 1/4/22The Thing Is...Podcast Merch available athttps://podcastmerch.com/collections/the-thing-isThe Thing Is... Airs every Tuesday, at 5:30pm ET on the GaS Digital Network! The newest 15 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show five days before it comes out everywhere else - you can subscribe now at gasdigitalnetwork.com and use the code TTI to get a One Week Free Trial.Follow the show on social media!Adam Ferrara-adamferrara.com-Instagram: @adamferrara-The Adam Ferrara PodcastShannon Lee-Instagram: @shannonlee6982Matty Jesterskulls-Instagram: @jesterskullsSubscribe On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87Akt2Sq_-YEd_YrNpbS2QSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

TRASHFUTURE
*PREVIEW* Manic Pixie Dream PM

TRASHFUTURE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 11:09


(This was going to be the first free episode of 2022, but we decided to go with the Dome story instead. So, apologies for it being slightly out of date, but we hope you like it). In which the full cast of TF discusses the BBC bringing on Alan Dershowitz to discuss the Maxwell verdict, and recent fawning coverage of Liz Truss that wants so desperately to make her the next Thatcher. Also, yet another terrible start-up. Get the whole episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/61083621 If you're in the UK and want to help Afghan refugees and internally displaced people, consider donating to Afghanaid: https://www.afghanaid.org.uk/ *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here:  https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Is 5G cleared for takeoff?

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 16:12


Verizon and AT&T hoped to expand their 5G networks this week, but safety concerns from the Federal Aviation Administration have pushed that rollout back. We answer a listener question about how real those concerns are. Plus, answers to your questions about bonds, the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq, and job listings that are hiding some important information! Here’s everything we talked about today: Verizon and AT&T will delay 5G C-band upgrades for two more weeks from The Verge “Airlines are concerned 5G wireless service may affect the ability to land planes” from NPR “What the bond market can tell us about the pace of economic recovery” from Marketplace In NYC, employers now have to list salaries on job postings from The Lily “Why companies don’t post salaries in job adverts” from the BBC “Transparency Is Key To Removing The Gender Pay Gap” from Forbes If you have a question you’d like us to answer in a future episode, email us at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave us a voice message at 508-827-6278 or 508-U-B-SMART.