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Today on Boston Public Radio: Shirley Leung talks about her recent experience biking 8.5 miles through Boston to work, and the sentencing of former eBay executive Jim Baugh to nearly five years in prison for running a scheme to harass a Natick couple. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe. We then ask listeners about their experiences biking through the city. Lee Pelton explains the racial inequities are exacerbated by natural disasters like hurricanes. He also discusses President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. Pelton is the president and CEO of The Boston Foundation. Juliette Kayyem discusses the criticism over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and FEMA's evacuation of Lee County just a day before Hurricane Ian hit. She also talks about a rise in threats against lawmakers. Kayyem is former assistant secretary for homeland security under President Barack Obama, and the faculty chair of the homeland-security program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her new book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.” Jared Bowen dissects the cast drama behind “Don't Worry Darling,” and shares whether the movie lives up to its tabloid frenzy. He also talks about artist Rose B. Simpson's “Legacies” exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Bowen is GBH's executive arts editor and the host of "Open Studio." John King updates us on the latest political headlines, focusing on pro-life Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker allegedly paying his girlfriend to get an abortion. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. We end the show by talking about moral hypocrisy among politicians.
MonsterTalk begins its second season and its weekly release schedule with a look at the surprisingly mundane origin of the Tarot deck and how the practice of divination emerged in the late 1700s steeped in pseudo-antiquity. Show Notes: Trick-Taking Games - card games where each round has a winner, usually seeking most points over the duration of multiple rounds. Playing card suits The Marseilles Deck (tarot.com) see also Wikipedia coverage. A lot of what we know about historical Tarot and its relationship to divination comes from Michael Dummett (1925 - 1911) an English philosopher and academic. The Game of Tarot: From Ferrara to Salt Lake City (1980) is out of print and way, way overpriced but you can read it on Scribd with a basic subscription. A brief history of Playing Cards and further reading on the same topic over at Britannica. A history of Cartomancy (wikipedia) Forms of Divination (wikipedia) What is a stripped deck? A history of Tarot cards (from Bicycle playing card company) Jean-Baptiste Alliette aka "Etteilla" (1738 - 1791) the Frenchman who "invented" the use of Tarot for divination and tied it to ancient Egypt (via a false history, prior to the Rosetta stone and rediscovery of how to read hieroglyphs from Egypt) He wrote a book called Etteilla, ou manière de se récréer avec un jeu de cartes ("Etteilla, or a Way to Entertain Yourself With a Deck of Cards") in 1770. Excerpt from Wikipedia: "In 1781 the French Swiss Protestant clergyman and occultist Antoine Court who named himself Court de Gébelin published in his massive work Le Monde primitif his idea that the Tarot was actually an ancient Egyptian book of arcane wisdom; his work included an essay by the Comte de Mellet who first called tarot cards the Book of Thoth and, crucially, claimed that the Egyptians used the cards for fortune-telling and described what purported to be their method of divination." Note: The key to unlocking ancient Egyptian (the Rosetta Stone) hadn't even been recovered yet so the idea that people are reading ancient Egyptian wisdom and using it to develop card divination to preserve some ancient wisdom is preposterous. The stone with its multiple languages repeating the same text was found in 1799 but wasn't translated until 1822. After the popularity of Court's book, Alliette quickly produces: Manière de se récréer avec le jeu de cartes nommées Tarots ("How to Entertain Yourself With the Deck of Cards Called Tarot") in 1785 Rider-Waite (Smith) Tarot Deck How to play the game Tarot (French style) A Wicked Pack of Cards: Origins of the Occult Tarot - by Michael Dummett and Ronald Decker U. S. Games Systems Inc. brought Tarot to America in 1967. Founder Stuart Kaplan (who passed away in 2021) spent a lot of time researching illustrator Pamela Coleman Smith and restoring her long overdue historical significance. Previous episodes on Western Esotericism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can your child ride a bike? In this episode I talk with the lead bike tech, Kent from the ican bike/ican shine program. This amazing program will give your child all of the experience to get them on their way to riding a two wheel bike! For more information you can check out their website: www. icanshine.org. Are you ready to get down!
Tokyo Headquarters' Human Resources Administration Member Adiwena on International Employee Intake and Administration, Learning and Maintaining Four Languages, Making Money while Getting Healthy, Living with One Name in a Two Name Society, and Bicycle and Motorcycle Journeys.Article Mentioned About Only Having One Name: https://www.vice.com/en/article/j5xmgp/the-uniquely-indonesian-pains-of-having-only-one-nameJAXA Career Opportunities English Page: https://global.jaxa.jp/about/employ/index.html JAXA Space Education Center: https://edu.jaxa.jp/en/materialDB/
Bicycle Talk Episode 314: September 26th, 2022: Ron's Rant: Call to action. Get involved! And why are we riding and depending on tubeless tires? On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. The Worlds! Wow amazing races. The 2022 Mansfield Hollow Cyclocross Race. Epic 150-Kid ‘Bike Bus' Shows America […]
Today on the podcast, I sync up up with Neal Harden, the Executive Chef at AbcV, one of my fave restaurants here in NYC. Neal is also Chief of Plant Based Development for Jean-Georges. Located on the boarder of Flatiron & Union Square, ABCV opened in 2017 with the pioneering concept of pairing innovative delicious plant-based vegetarian and vegan cuisine with an elevated high end dining experience, brought to life by the super talented team of Jean-Georges Vongericthen, ABC Carpet & Home's Paulette Cole and Chef Neal Harden. During our conversation Neal and I sync up about the inspiration behind the incredible plant-based vegetarian and vegan cuisine, how Neal's career as a chef began, the groups newest restaurants at The Tin Building in NYC's South Street Seaport, and of course I get the scoop on the exercise and workouts that fuel Neal for success. P.S. My fave dishes include: Dosas with avocado, microgreens and cashew yogurt Whole roasted cauliflower, turmeric tahini, date molasses, pomegranate, red zhug, fresh herbs, pistachio Beluga lentils sautéed in black vinegar and aromatic chili oil, lemon braised fingerling yam, radish & cilantro stems. There is also a full bar with and organic and and biodynamic wine and locally crafted spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, smoothies, juices, and Kombucha. CONNECT AbcV on Instagram Neal Harden on Instagram Marni On The Move Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, or YouTube Marni Salup on Instagram and Spotify OFFERS AG1 by Athletic Greens: Get 5 free travel packs and a year's supply of vitamin D with your first purchase at AthleticGreens.com/MarniOnTheMove InsideTracker: Get 20% percent off today at InsideTracker.com/marnionthemove SUPPORT THE PODCAST Leave us a review on Apple. It's easy, scroll through the episode list on your podcast app, click on five stars, click on leave a review, and share what you love about the conversations you're listening to. Tell your friends to what you love on social. Screenshot or share directly from our stories the episode you're listening to, tag us and the guests, and use our new Marni on the Move Giphy! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER Sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Download for Marni on the Move updates, exclusive offers, invites to events, and exciting news!
“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” — John Howard, US cyclistWe are all tired of waiting for cabs, and doom scrolling in traffic but have we thought of cycling your way to work? Let's do it today. In this episode, Ritul Gaur and Sowmya Nandan speak to our guest, Sathya Sankaran. Sathya has been working towards a sustainable vision for Bengaluru, campaigning for solutions around Urban Planning, Urban Governance, Non Motorised Transport & Public Transport. We discuss issues related to safety, cycling regulations and corporate campaigns amidst other things.You can follow Ritul Gaur on twitter: https://twitter.com/GaurRitulYou can follow Sowmya Nandan on twitter: https://twitter.com/sowmyanandanYou can follow Sathya Sankaran on twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetenatorCheck out Takshashila's courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featuredDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastshttps://www.instagram.com/ivmpodcasts/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/ivmpodcasts/Follow the show across platforms:Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon MusicDo share the word with you folks!
If you've been missing the chance to see some of the bicycle world's finest builders display their work, mark your calendars for late summer 2023. That's when the MADE Bicycle Show debuts, bringing together many of the best-known frame builders, plenty of new and smaller builders, and a curated collection of component brands to an outdoor show in Portland, Oregon. In this interview I talk with MADE's co-founder Billy Sinkford about the event, how it'll differ from long-time fan faves like NAHBS and Philly Bike Expo, and what we can expect as both attending media and consumers. If you've been thinking about ordering a custom bike start saving up now and plan on being there to meet them all and find the builder that you connect with. WANT MORE? Find the Bikerumor Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and through RSS, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Can't find it? Let us know which players you use so we can get them up to speed! And let us know who you want us to interview. Click that PODCAST link in the menu and send in your suggestions! Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! FOLLOW BIKERUMOR Keep tabs on all the latest bikes, wheels, components, gear and tech on The World's Largest Cycling Tech Blog by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. FOLLOW TYLER Like us? Love us? Follow your host, Tyler Benedict, on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
In Episode 142 of the CounterVortex podcast, takes on the ugly backlash against bicyclists in New York City, which has escalated from petitioning against bike lanes to dangerous anti-bicycle vigilantism. The recent killing of Chelsea resident Gavin Lee by a hit-and-run bicyclist became a rallying point for the anti-bike partisans. But 255 New Yorkers were killed by motorists last year, their names quickly forgotten by all but their loved ones. The killing of young bicycle messenger Robyn Hightman by a truck driver in 2019 briefly sparked protests. But the names of most victims of automotive terror quickly go down the media Memory Hole. Weinberg recounts some of the recent lives claimed by motorists in the city: Be Tran, Carling Mott, Christian Catalan, Lynn Christopher, Karina Larino, Eric Salitsky, Raife Milligan. It is the auto-centric system that pits pedestrians and bicyclists against each other. What is needed is the dismantling of this system, and its replacement with one that centers human beings and human-powered transport—as is already underway in several European cities. Listen on SoundCloud or via Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/countervortex Production by Chris Rywalt We ask listeners to donate just $1 per weekly podcast via Patreon -- or $2 for our new special offer! We now have 27 subscribers. If you appreciate our work, please become Number 28!
When Ajuma Muhammad was approached with a four-year old Black boy terrorizing the classroom, he relied on his years of practice and observations from his world travels to address the client's concerns. As we continue to perpetuate a climate where stress and distress affect the life expectancy of Black men, dedicated professionals like Mr. Muhammad are even more in demand. His loving and familial approach to healing definitely stem from African roots. This author of 101 Proven and Effective Strategies for Empowering Black Boys has thoughts on how life's choices and care for one another are the answer to productive lives well-lived.This episode first aired on KBLA Talk 1580 in Los Angeles, CA.
We've got newcomer Caitlin Joyce-Senay here this week to try to make the connections and then connect those connections! Listen in and play along! Here are today's clues: 1. Inch, Virus, Meal, Book. 2. Glare, Line, Turning, Alert. 3. Patio, Bicycle, Punch, Lido. 4. Chex, Trail, Up, Master.
The world of supplements is full of amazing - and dubious - claims. It can all be pretty confusing. So in this first of our four-part series, Mac and Jinger discuss the proven science behind Nitrate and Sodium Bicarbonate. You'll learn what they're good for, how and why to use them, and who can expect the most benefit from them. Oh — and why you might not want to use mouthwash before drinking that beet juice.
Thanks to input from the community, the Washington State Department of Transportation has picked the design for the new SR 500 pedestrian/bicycle crossing at NE 54th Avenue/NE Stapleton Road. https://bit.ly/3SvaSVr #WashingtonStateDepartmentOfTransportations #WSDOT #SR500 #PediestiranBicycleCrossing #NE54thAvenue #NEStapletonRoad #NonMotorizedTravelers #VancouverWa #ClarkCountyWa #ClarkCountyNews #ClarkCountyToday
It took over 2 years but Anne and Crissy can finally claim to be "influencers". It's really remarkable and you'll just have to take a listen to find out how this came about. Plus, would you give up your plane seat so a family could sit together? Have you ever gotten an email from a bunch of spinach? And would you ever guess that all a chimpanzee needs is a hug and a raincoat to make him happy? Or that a story about said chimpanzee would lead Anne to make a connection to the non-stop coverage of the Queen's funeral and thus send her into a rage? I believe the term "box of bones" was bandied about. And no week would be complete without a discussion of an outrageously forgotten or forgettable film. I think this week we hit the mark on both counts with the 1985 film, "Just One of the Guys." Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," this high school comedy has Billy Zabka (of course) in his requisite role of bad guy opposite a James Brown loving outsider - guess who gets the girl...and the dance lessons? Thank you for listening and be sure to follow us on Instagram for added content! crissy & anne --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/crissy-shropshire/message
Bicycle Talk Episode 313: September 19th, 2022: Ron's Rant: Coal Rolled at 4:55 am. Really? On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. The Worlds! The 2022 Mansfield Hollow Cyclocross course is close to done. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Stretching a new derailleur cable and STI. Content: Ron […]
Vidcast: https://youtu.be/kzHItEJXdis The CPSC and Cervélo have revealed model Year 2022 Cervélo R5 and Caledonia-5 bicycles and Cervélo ST31 LT replacement stems. The bicycle handlebars may slip in the stem creating loss of steering control, falls, and injuries to the rider as well as to bystanders. About 1800 bicycles an 182 stems were sold in the US and about 243 bicycles were sold in Canada. Stop use of these recalled bicycle models or other bicycles with the replacement stems installed. Contact your Cervélo dealer for a free repair. For additional information, call Cervelo at 1-833-416-8605or via the email ST31LTRecallSupport@cervelo.com. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Cervelo-USA-Recalls-R5-and-Caledonia-5-Bicycles-and-Cervelo-Replacement-Stems-Due-to-Fall-Hazard #Cervélo #handlebars #steering #stems #falls #injuries #recall
In this very special episode, author Colin Stein unveils an epic portrait of our place and time: Vanbikes: Vancouver's Bicycle People and the Fight for Transportation Change, 1986-2011 (An Oral History). In conversation with Gordon and a room full of fans, he relates how the bicycle people transformed Vancouver, and how Vancouver transformed Colin Stein.Related as a series of discussions and anecdotes and packed with photos and memorabilia, Vanbikes tells of culture change from the inside out. It's a page-turning story of activism both within and beyond the bureaucracy which includes endless bike-lane battles, naked riders, B.C:Clettes dancers, cycling dinosaurs, City Hall smackdowns, and eventually, the mayor of Vancouver himself fronting the Critical Mass, and committing to make Vancouver the #1 cycling city in North America (which, according to some lists, it now is). From grass-roots to sweeping policy change: how we got there, and where we are going. This podcast includes much laughter, clinking glassware, and some heckling – and concludes with a lively Q&A featuring folks who were featured in the book.To see Colin's gorgeous portraits and profiles of Vancouver's bike heroes, and/or to order a copy of the book for yourself or a beloved bikeshevik, go to vanbikes.ca****************************************The Viewpoint Podcast is a production of Viewpoint Vancouver. Visit viewpointvancouver.ca for more Urbanism, Insight, and Evolution. Please subscribe to the Viewpoint newsletter, or subscribe to the Podcast in all the usual paces.If you like this podcast and want to help shape our region, please support our labour of love. Cool perks and prizes are at: patreon.com/viewpointvancouverMusic for the VWPT Podcast is by Romina Jones, from her lp Elevation. Hear more from Romina at: soundcloud.com/andabeatCatch up on Viewpoint Podcasts you might have missed, HERE.
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SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Jenn Dice, president and CEO of PeopleForBikes, and John Paul Shaffer, the Northwest Arkansas business innovative director for PeopleForBikes. PeopleForBikes is a non-profit organization focused on uniting individuals and businesses to make bike riding better for everyone. They accomplish this by helping communities quickly build better places to ride. Throughout the episode, James, Jenn, and John Paul discuss PeopleForBikes' current lobbying efforts, what they're working on in the NWA region, and the upcoming Shift ‘22 conference.Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(1:17) Introduction to Jenn and John Paul(3:49) PeopleForBikes' Mission(4:38) Current Lobbying Efforts(7:09) Making the Cycling Industry More Inclusive(9:29) Why PeopleForBikes Chose NWA(11:20) The Biking Scene in Bentonville(14:37) PeopleForBikes Work in the Region(20:15) About the Shift ‘22 Conference(27:33) Closing QuestionsLinksJames BellJenn DiceJohn Paul ShafferPeopleForBikesShift ‘22 ConferenceQuotes“We really believe the bike makes life great and believe in the profound effect the bicycle can have on lives in communities. So we've been centering on this mission of making America a place where bike passes and trails are ubiquitous.” - Jenn Dice, (4:02)“We do a lot of work in the equity mobility space, making sure all people have a chance to move around their communities freely. There's not a one-size-fits-all aspect, so we're lobbying for different purchase incentives or tax credits.” - Jenn Dice, (6:29)“It's the same mindset of if we want people to make a behavior change, we need to equip them with the knowledge and the gear. But also on the other side, let's program things that make them want to get out and ride a bike.” - John Paul Shaffer, (14:53)“Our three tracks are diversity, equity and inclusion; climate change or sustainability; and fostering assembly manufacturing in the United States and growing jobs.” - Jenn Dice, (21:19)
Are you ready for a murder mystery that involves bicycles? This week Murph and AP take you back to 1919, where we discuss a famous unsolved mystery. The Green Bicycle Case was a British murder investigation and subsequent trial pertaining to the fatal shooting of Bella Wright near the village of Little Stretton, Leicestershire on July 5, 1919. Wright was killed by a single bullet wound to the face. The case takes its name from the fact that on the evening of her death, Wright had been seen cycling in the company of a man, Ronald Light, who was riding a green bicycle. Listen in and decide for yourself if suspect Ronald Light is guilty, or innocent! www.ragbrai.com www.murphologypodcast.com
Are you ready for a murder mystery that involves bicycles? This week I partnered with my co-host, Andrea Parrott, over at the Just Go Bike Podcast to take you back to 1919, where we discuss a famous unsolved mystery. The Green Bicycle Case was a British murder investigation and subsequent trial pertaining to the fatal shooting of Bella Wright near the village of Little Stretton, Leicestershire on July 5, 1919. Wright was killed by a single bullet wound to the face. The case takes its name from the fact that on the evening of her death, Wright had been seen cycling in the company of a man, Ronald Light, who was riding a green bicycle. Listen in and decide for yourself if suspect Ronald Light is guilty, or innocent! www.murphologypodcast.com https://linktr.ee/Murphology www.Patreon.com/Murphology A few great deals to send your way: www.hammerhead.io Use code Murphology to get a free heart rate monitor with your Karoo 2. www.lilytrotters.com Use code MURPHOLOGY to get 20% off your purchase of thee best compression socks! www.primalwear.com Use code PRIMALMURPH for 20% off your Primal cycling gear. Email me at email@example.com if you have a topic or the name of a cyclist you find interesting. Support my podcast at www.Patreon.com/Murphology and visit my Facebook, Instagram and website for daily entertainment!
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In episode 1331, Jack and Miles are joined by actor, comedian, musician and host of Cold Brew Got Me Like, Chris Crofton, to discuss… Rail Workers ready to STRIKE…biz media wants you to freak out! King Charles III: I'm Pretty Sure This Is Going to Be Very Funny And Very Convincing, The Queen's Funeral Is Already A Sh-tshow and more! Rail Workers ready to STRIKE…biz media wants you to freak out! Congress prepares to act on rail strike amid fears of ‘economic catastrophe' King Charles III: I'm Pretty Sure This Is Going to Be Very Funny And Very Convincing The Queen's Funeral Is Already A Sh-tshow Queen Elizabeth's Coffin Makes Procession Through London Followed by Royal Family McDonald's to close every UK restaurant for the Queen's funeral Center Parcs backtracks over eviction of holidaymakers for Queen's funeral Center Parcs backtracks on Queen's funeral closure plans Queen's funeral could push U.K. into ‘technical recession': economic forecast Hospital appointments cancelled because of Queen's funeral Buy The Advice King Anthology here. LISTEN: Vilified by Stimulator JonesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alon talks with Colin Stein, former director of the BC Cycling Coalition and author of the recently published "Vanbikes A history of cycling advocacy". In the second half Nedra speaks to Navdeep Chhina of HUB Cycling a not-for-profit organization that has spent over 20 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver.
Our first episode of the month is running late so here's a bonus from earlier this year to tide you over. We'll be back soon! It's kind of hard to pin George Hahn down. He's a fashion icon, design aficionado, actor, social media star and a fearless defender of cities. The man the New York Times calls an "urban raconteur" joins The War on Cars to talk about efficient living by bicycle, how driving into a densely populated area is a loser's game and why giant SUVs need to be decoupled from conventional notions of masculinity. ***Support The War on Cars on Patreon for access to more bonus content like this.*** LINKS: Learn more about George Hahn and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. "How George Hahn, Urban Raconteur, Spends His Sundays." (New York Times) George to motorists: "Stop driving your car in the city." (Streetfilms) Scott Galloway asks George Hahn about what it means to be a man. (CNN+) Pick up some official War on Cars merch at our store. Follow and review us on Apple Podcasts. It helps people find us! TheWarOnCars.org
"Bicycle crashes are not bike accidents." This quote is front and center on Bike Law's website and we take a deep dive into bike law, bike advocacy, and the rules of the road in this podcast. Rachael Maney is the Director of the Bike Law Network and of the non-profit Bike Law Foundation. The goal of the bike law network is to be bicycle advocates as well as legal advocates, and to pursue cycling justice. Their non profit arm helps fund community initiatives to make cycling safer and more accessible for all. In this episode, we spend the first part talking about what to do if you are in an incident on a bike, how the law works, and how you can ride more safely. Then we move into their foundation, and we talk about what you can do in your community and the positive impact that Rachael has seen since Bike Law began 25 years ago. bikelaw.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle Talk Episode 312: September 12th, 2022: Ron's Rant: Traffic Coming and Roundabouts! On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. It's late summer and the cycling is beautiful. What more can I say? Farm to Fork Fondo. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Spacing of cassette on Shimano and […]
Cycling buddies! Sam is destined to get out early from this podcast recording because maybe she has a hot date? or maybe she's just in a little funk...? you'll have to listen to find out! Also Kat has just recovered from dental surgery, and there's a little surprise Bicycle bell in this ep!
During heat waves, delivery drivers and warehouse workers are often at high risk. There are no federal heat policies, so workers get no relief or protection on the job. But efforts are underway to change that. Doug Parker, assistant secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration joins us. And, when Manuel Vera retired, he found a new hobby: fixing up bikes. He donates those bikes after restoring them to Afghan refugees who've recently settled in Silver Springs, Maryland. WAMU's Héctor Alejandro Arzate reports.
Transcription:intro 00:03Welcome to Changing the Rules, a weekly podcast about people who are living their best lives and advice on how you can achieve that too. Join us with your lively host, Ray Lowe, better known as the luckiest guy in the world.Ray Loewe00:19Hello, everybody, and welcome to Changing the Rules. We're sitting here in our nice, new podcast studio in Willow Street, Pennsylvania. And we have our engineer Luke Cagno over here, who's going to make sure that the sound quality comes out. And I'll give you his number later, if you're not happy with that. And we have a guest today and this guest is going to be a little different. He certainly is one of the luckiest people in the world. And let me remind everybody that the luckiest people in the world are those people who design their own lives and live them under their own terms. But we also call this program Changing the Rules. And one of the things we found is that the luckiest people in the world handle rules well. You know, we have all of these rules that we've been given, they start out when we're born, parents give us rules, then the church gives us rules and the schools give us rules and our jobs give us rules. Before we know it, we have all these rules and rules, do two things. Don't do this, or you better do this or else, right? And I think it was Steve Jobs, the president of Apple who came in and said, you know, if you're living your life under somebody else's rules, you're not living your life. And we have a guy here who I think most of us would say, changed the rules. So, George Mowrer, George is a certified retirement Coach, did I do that right, George? And he's got his own firm, it's based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and he's been helping people trying to figure out how to run the last third of their lives. You know, basically, life after work is over and how to get the most out of it. And, George, before we get into the actual thing we're going to talk about here, talk about what happens in the last third of your life, how many days do you get to do whatever it is you want?George Mowrer02:17I mean, it depends on how your health is or whatever. But I love to look at it, maybe in terms of weeks, but if you have 30 years, that's 1500 weeks of your life to do what you know, whatever you want to do. So it's a good idea to have a plan for it. Ray Loewe02:34Okay, so you did something that I find absolutely fascinating. It's not necessarily for me, but maybe I'm reconsidering it. You hiked the Camino Santiago. Okay, first of all, what the heck is the Camino Santiago?George Mowrer02:53Yeah, so it's a very quick, 32nd history, James was one of Jesus's apostles, after Jesus died and was resurrected and did all that, James, his mission field was that Spain, that Iberian Peninsula, that's where he went, Spain where Spain and Portugal is today, he did his thing, he made a big difference there. He went back to Jerusalem, where he was killed. And his remains were then, in honor of him, were shipped, literally shipped, to where Santiago is, and they're buried in the crypt of the church in Santiago. And so for 1000s of years, or about 1000 years, people have been doing a pilgrimage in James's honor. Everyone is moving towards Santiago to honor him. And so that's the very quick history.Ray Loewe03:48Okay, so, although it started on a solely religious basis, it's not necessarily totally religious today, although I'm sure some people do look at it as a religious thing. But you went and you joined a group of people, a throng of people. I don't know how you wanted to characterize it. And you hiked this. So first of all, tell us a little bit about where you went and how long was this?George Mowrer04:13Yeah, so I did what's called the Camino Frances, which is the traditional, the most popular of the caminos. There's multiple caminos in Spain, they all end up in Santiago. But I did the one that most people know about and it starts in actually a Saint Jean Pied-de-Port, which is at the very bottom of France, right as the Pyrenees Mountains start and, so it's about 530 miles to Santiago across northern Spain.Ray Loewe04:45And this took you how many days to do? George Mowrer04:48So I did it, I hiked for 38 days. I took four rest days in there in some of the bigger cities, Pamplona, Burgos, Leone and then Santiago some rest days. I actually continued on the hike to what's called Finisterra, which is, in the olden days was known as the end of the world, which is where the ocean is. It's just an additional three days of hiking on the back end of it. You know, what the heck while I'm there?Ray Loewe05:14Okay, so how many miles a day are we talking about? George Mowrer05:17Yeah, so I think on average, I was between 12 and 15 miles a day.Ray Loewe05:22Okay, so you get up in the morning, and what was the typical day? What did you do?George Mowrer05:28Yeah, typical day, probably alarm would go off around 630, I just gotta get up. Simply put my sneakers on, stick my backpack on and start walking. We'd probably go about five kilometers, then stop somewhere in one of the cafes for breakfast. There's the cafe, like, every five to eight kilometers, I'd stopped for breakfast, and then I'd walk another 10 kilometers or so, stop for lunch, maybe have a beer, you know, because you can do that. And the beer and the wine is pretty cheap there. And then maybe another four or five kilometers to where I was arriving, which was usually about two o'clock in the afternoon. I'd find my accommodations for the night, maybe take a shower or maybe a brief nap, I'd walk out to the cafe that was right outside the door and reconnect with other pilgrims that were on their way along the way and hang out there. 6:30, maybe eat dinner, and 9:30 or so go to sleep, and hopefully sleep well and start the whole thing over the next day.Ray Loewe06:29Now when you did this, did you do this on your own? Did you do this with a group? What? George Mowrer06:39Yeah, so I mean, I very purposely wanted to do it by myself. I didn't want anyone to go with me, I wanted to experience the Camino as a solo hiker. Of course, what happens on the Camino, to everybody, is the relationship piece happens. And, you know, so as much as I started by myself, I probably had interactions, significant interactions, with 50 or so people, and of those 50 people, there are about 25 that became pretty close friends that I still connect with. And then of those 25, 10 probably about 10 people that I feel like I've known my whole life, and that I will continue some kind of relationship with moving forward - have and will continue moving forward. It just blew me away the relationship piece.Ray Loewe07:31Now were these people English speaking? What, you know what, what goes on there?George Mowrer07:39Yeah. So, I mean that the language of the Camino with quotes is English. Although the locals, I was very surprised that English is not spoken by many of the people along the way. You know, one would think you're in the hospitality business and the cafes and the hotels and stuff. But that really isn't the case. But along the way, English was, generally, the language spoken. The people I hung out with were from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany. The German speak English really, really well so I was greatly rewarded by that. And obviously, people from the US and Canada were there as well.Ray Loewe08:24Okay, so you can do this in a number of ways. But, generally speaking, you had a starting point and a stopping point every day. So you did have a plan to get through there. And you knew about how long you were going to walk and you kind of knew when lunch and dinner was going to be. You just didn't know who you are going to see or meet along the way?George Mowrer08:42Yeah, well, I mean, and there were definitely periods of time where I was hiking with a group of people. And then there were times when like, I'm sort of an ambivert. I'm partly introvert, partly extrovert. I like time with people but I also valued and loved walking by myself a bunch too. So I tried to make sure that that discipline was all the way through my process. Ray Loewe09:08Alright, so how much did you organize this to begin with? Like, did you go with a tour company? Did you show up at a spot and start walking? What do you do?George Mowrer09:18I think for the most part, I read, I had a guidebook that I had read or looked at ahead of time. I follow tons of Facebook groups. I did this May in June of this year, of 2022. And there's a Facebook group of people doing the Camino Frances, May, June 2022, with about 1,000 people that are part of that group. So, lots of insight, lots of things I learned just following that Facebook group. I love the memoirs. I probably read four or five of those that kind of gave me some good ideas of things to do, but I was not part of a tour group. I had my backpack and my sneakers and my walking sticks and just started walking. And I knew that you follow a sign, you follow an arrow the whole way.Ray Loewe10:04Follow the yellow brick road.George Mowrer10:06Yeah, or the yellow arrow or whatever.Ray Loewe10:08Interesting. Now, when you go on this thing, you can go low budget or you can go high budget, can't you? So what's the difference? What happens? What did you do? And then what do other people do?George Mowrer10:23Yeah, I mean, the accommodations can be anywhere from six or eight euros a night, which is kind of a dormitory kind of a setting. There's public ones, there's private ones, where you're going to pay, you know, 12 or 14 Euro per night. I spent a lot of nights in those, but there's pensions, there's guesthouse, there's hotels, you know, all the way up. I think I ended up just from a financial standpoint, I ended up, believe it or not, including food about 83 bucks a day is what I averaged spending over the time. So you can do it for less and obviously, you can do it and spend more. I did not use a tour company but people do do that. I just, you know.Ray Loewe11:13So, if you want to do this and not have the same experience, you can have somebody pick you up at the airport, they book the hotels for you, they tell you where you're going to stay, they tell you what the restaurants are. And they send somebody along in a van and make sure that you don't fall on your face and get hurt, right?George Mowrer11:29You can probably arrange for something like that. Correct.Ray Loewe11:32And that was not you. You did it more on the lower budget kind of a thing, interspersing some luxury along the way?George Mowrer11:41Yeah, I mean, I'm not sure lower budget, I didn't do that. I mean, there are people that spend a whole lot less. I mean, I wanted to make sure I had the full experience of that. I did not have my places arranged ahead of time. I usually, a day or two, looked at okay, I want to go there tomorrow, I want to go there the next day, and then I might make reservations for those. But you know, it also depended on the people around me. You know, we did spend a lot of time together. And so, where are you guys going, you know, that kind of a thing.Ray Loewe12:16Okay, so why did you do this?George Mowrer12:22Well, I'll tell you, I mean, there's a movie called The Way. And of your listeners, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez star in the movie. And it is about this journey that I did. And I saw that movie and I'm like, that's it. That's it. I want to do that. And then my church, back in 2017 did a mission trip, where we hiked as a group of about 12 people. We hiked for a week, and then we served in one of these albuquerques, or these dormitory kinds of places. We served for a week and just in that week, I'm like I want to do this. As soon as I can do this, and I can make my budget work, that's when. And literally, this year was the first year that it could happen. And my wife gave me her blessing. And I said goodbye.Ray Loewe13:15Okay, so how do you prepare physically for this, if you want to do this? What do you have to do? Do you need to be in shape?George Mowrer13:23You do. I mean, you're walking each day. What I'll say is I chose to go at this kind of this 12 to 15 mile but for people that might not be as in shape or want to do it, but they don't think they can do that. So okay, so you do five miles a day, six miles a day. It doesn't matter, you know, it's going to take you longer, or you don't go as far but your level of being in shape shouldn't dictate whether you go or not.Ray Loewe13:57Okay, so I'm sure you met some wonderful people and you've got some great stories, so enlighten us a little bit here.George Mowrer14:06Yeah, so a good story. One of the Albuquerque's. One of the things I wanted to do in my own head was, I play guitar, and I thought wouldn't it be cool to be among strangers or whatever and play guitar sometime. And one of the people I was hiking with knew that I played guitar as well. I'm a little bit shy like I don't want to just pull out a guitar and start singing. So there were about eight or ten of us around the table. A couple Germans that spoke English but a lot of French people that did not. And we finished up dinner and one of the people next to me said there's there's a guitar in the other room. I'm gonna go get that guitar and bring it back and we're gonna sing. And I'm like, fine, okay, whatever. So she went and got the guitar, brought it back. I pulled up an app on my phone with lyrics and chords and we started to sing songs that everybody around the table knew. It would be like Cat Stevens Wild World. And we did some Beatles songs and everybody knew the songs. And here we were, we couldn't speak the same language. But yet, we were all singing together. And the coolest part of it was at the end of it, we did about five songs, I'm like, I'm gonna end on a high, I'm not going to keep this thing going all night. Then one of the French guys reaches across as if he wants to guitar and we hand him the guitar, and this guy starts playing now. He wasn't playing a chord, like ripping chords, let's sing songs. He's more of a delicate, and he's playing like Pachelbel Canon and you know, things like that. And we're like, oh my gosh, the language of music, has brought us all together. And that the coolest thing about that is after it was over, one of my German friends came up to me and he said, George, this has been my favorite night on the Camino. And that is what it's all about, where relationships come together like that. Ray Loewe16:13All right, when you walked along here, how many people did you see that were in groups? How many were singles? Who are the kind of people? You know, one of the reasons specifically is were there single women that you met along the way that do this? And was it safe?George Mowrer16:32Well, it was certainly the question of solo hikers. I mean, many start out as solo hikers but very quickly, come together. There's a phrase on the Camino, your Camino family, where people come together and they just form relationships and as a family, or as a group, they spend time together. But at the same time, there's people that want to be by themselves the whole time, male, female, it is a very safe kind of setting or whatever. But I ended up interestingly too, which my wife doesn't love, is I ended up with four other single women that I spent a lot of my time with. And these are four amazing women, I posted some pictures on my Instagram. So, people that were interested, they could follow along and see that. And my wife, I talked to her one day, and she said, so those are your peeps. I said yep, they are, they're pretty amazing, pretty amazing people as well. And I still stay connected with them to this day, which was lovely.Ray Loewe17:34Okay. Any other stories you want to get in before we move on here?George Mowrer17:39Move on, you know, if something comes up, I'll share.Ray Loewe17:41Okay, so again, you did this. I think you told me when we were rehearsing for this a little bit, you did this because you wanted to experience the kind of life that you're telling other people in your coaching job to do. Okay. So would you like to elaborate? George Mowrer18:00Yeah, I mean, I think the most effective thing I can do as a coach is live my life exactly what I'm trying to encourage them to do. I'm recently retired from my 35 years in the insurance business, vocational career. And this is a direction that I'm moving. I'm in about three years into this retirement coaching. And people are watching me. How can I tell people to do stuff that I'm not doing myself? And, you know, the Camino is just one example. They think I'm crazy that I'm doing this. Ray Loewe18:32Yeah, I think you are a little bit too, but it's intriguing. George Mowrer18:34Yeah. I'm breaking the rules, you know, that's what it's about.Ray Loewe18:37So, would your family go along on this excursion? Would you do this again?George Mowrer 18:44Well, I mean, good question. I do plan on doing it. I mentioned earlier there's multiple caminos and from what I understand, on the Camino Portuguese, there's a particularly beautiful part of it that goes from Porto up to Santiago and is supposed to be incredible. And I would love to do that again next year. I'm not sure my wife this is her thing to do. And she's given me her blessing for me to go do it. But I will say that I talked to my son who lives in Berlin, Germany, and if he can make it work with his job and stuff, now it we it may not be next year but there may be a future year that we actually do this together. So I'd love that. But I'd love to do it again by myself. I don't really care.Ray Loewe19:29I'm getting the idea this is not something you would do with a tour group because the tour group is fixed and what you really want to do is you want to explore the new relationships and you want to meet people from other cultures and things like that. Do people just walk this? Do you see bicycles? Anybody riding by horseback?George Mowrer19:52Good question. Bicycles. There are a lot of people that do this on bike, maybe there's a little bit less. They can do it quicker. But yeah, bikes are very popular, a little bit annoying. But there are paths, bike areas around some of the mountains, and things that we go over. I saw a few horses. I actually saw a guy with a donkey. He had walked his donkey to Santiago and he was walking back. And I don't remember where he started, but it wasn't Spain and it wasn't France. He may have started as far back maybe as Italy or somewhere like that to hike in. So, only a little bit of that, almost everybody was walking though.Ray Loewe20:39Okay, so you're gonna meet new people. What about the relationship with the locals though? And stuff like that? Is this something they're for?George Mowrer20:48Yeah, I mean, the locals, not only do they love the pilgrims, which we are called, but it's become a pretty significant part of their economy. I think when I think about Northern Spain, it's wine and farming and then pilgrims. We are in the top three economic drivers for that place. And I think, pre-COVID 2019, I think there are about 350,000 pilgrims that did the Camino in one way or the other that ended up in Santiago.Ray Loewe21:20Okay, so we're near the end of our time. What do you want to tell people to do? You know, obviously, you're going to do this again, you enjoy this, you got a lot out of the experience. Any final remarks you want to make?George Mowrer21:36I mean, for me, it was the most unique thing I ever did in my life. For me, for the first time in my life, literally, I had nothing on my calendar and no responsibility to anybody. So, it gave me a glimpse of what life could be outside of my normal life, and experience something new and amazing. And, you know, obviously I'd say yeah, hike the Camino, you should do the Camino, anyone can do the Camino. Or you know, people in wheelchairs have done portions of the Camino, it is possible to do with, you know, with proper planning. But it is an incredible, unique thing. So I encourage anybody to do it if they're interested in doing it.Ray Loewe22:20I think it's a phenomenal experience. And it's one I never heard of until recently. And now all of a sudden you talk to one person about this and you find there are other people hiding in the woodwork that have done this or are wanting to do this. So you know, thank you so much for sharing your experiences, and let me think about this a little bit and maybe we'll have you back and we'll continue and go into the next Camino and see how that works out. So join us again next week. We're going to be back with our engineer Luke again and Luke why don't you sign us off.Outro 22:58Thank you for listening to Changing the Rules. Join us next week for more conversation, our special guest, and to hear more from the luckiest guy in the world.
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