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Climbing The Pocket
Two Old Bloggers - Must Win Again!

Climbing The Pocket

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 68:42


The Minnesota Vikings are heading towards another must win game against the Carolina Panthers. They won fugly against the Detroit Lions last week in which some fans were routing for them to actually lose. Their thoughts is that it will speed up the “blow it all up” process. Mathematically however, the team can still have a successful season and will need one for Mike Zimmer and his staff, and possibly Rick Spielman and his to stay employed. The next step in that is to beat the Panthers on Sunday, but can they? Darren and Dave will take a look at how the two teams match up against each other. Dave and Darren who both started blogging on the Purple decades ago will go over a way to possibly start a winning streak, so get ready for the Climbing The Pocket and Daily Norseman pregame show! Talking points for the Lions-Vikings preview show:  1) Head to head rankings. 2) Team leaders. 3) Will Sam Darnold continue to turnover the football? 4) Can the Vikings run blocking get back on track, especially with Dalvin Cook slated to play?  5) Why isn't Adam Thielen getting the ball? 6) Will Christian Darrisaw start, or will the rotation continue? Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

the fashion fables
Fall Fashion Explained w/ Shannon Calvert

the fashion fables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 11:24


Hi!Take a listen into todays episode as Shannon chats all about what fall fashion means to her, how she likes to style her outfits and some of her latest favorite fashion staples.Shannon also shares the platforms she enjoys posting on + more about her content!Be sure to listen in + enjoy!!xxOlivia

Screaming in the Cloud
Keeping the Cloudwatch with Ewere Diagboya

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:21


About EwereCloud, DevOps Engineer, Blogger and AuthorLinks: Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch: https://www.amazon.com/Infrastructure-Monitoring-Amazon-CloudWatch-infrastructure-ebook/dp/B08YS2PYKJ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewere/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nimboya Medium: https://medium.com/@nimboya My Cloud Series: https://mycloudseries.com TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Honeycomb. When production is running slow, it's hard to know where problems originate: is it your application code, users, or the underlying systems? I've got five bucks on DNS, personally. Why scroll through endless dashboards, while dealing with alert floods, going from tool to tool to tool that you employ, guessing at which puzzle pieces matter? Context switching and tool sprawl are slowly killing both your team and your business. You should care more about one of those than the other, which one is up to you. Drop the separate pillars and enter a world of getting one unified understanding of the one thing driving your business: production. With Honeycomb, you guess less and know more. Try it for free at Honeycomb.io/screaminginthecloud. Observability, it's more than just hipster monitoring.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Liquibase. If you're anything like me, you've screwed up the database part of a deployment so severely that you've been banned from touching every anything that remotely sounds like SQL, at at least three different companies. We've mostly got code deployments solved for, but when it comes to databases we basically rely on desperate hope, with a roll back plan of keeping our resumes up to date. It doesn't have to be that way. Meet Liquibase. It is both an open source project and a commercial offering. Liquibase lets you track, modify, and automate database schema changes across almost any database, with guardrails to ensure you'll still have a company left after you deploy the change. No matter where your database lives, Liquibase can help you solve your database deployment issues. Check them out today at liquibase.com. Offer does not apply to Route 53.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I periodically make observations that monitoring cloud resources has changed somewhat since I first got started in the world of monitoring. My experience goes back to the original Call of Duty. That's right: Nagios.When you set instances up, it would theoretically tell you when they were unreachable or certain thresholds didn't work. It was janky but it kind of worked, and that was sort of the best we have. The world has progressed as cloud has become more complicated, as technologies have become more sophisticated, and here today to talk about this is the first AWS Hero from Africa and author of a brand new book, Ewere Diagboya. Thank you for joining me.Ewere: Thanks for the opportunity.Corey: So, you recently published a book on CloudWatch. To my understanding, it is the first such book that goes in-depth with not just how to wind up using it, but how to contextualize it as well. How did it come to be, I guess is my first question?Ewere: Yes, thanks a lot, Corey. The name of the book is Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch, and the book came to be from the concept of looking at the ecosystem of AWS cloud computing and we saw that a lot of the things around cloud—I mostly talked about—most of this is [unintelligible 00:01:49] compute part of AWS, which is EC2, the containers, and all that, you find books on all those topics. They are all proliferated all over the internet, you know, and videos and all that.But there is a core behind each of these services that no one actually talks about and amplifies, which is the monitoring part, which helps you to understand what is going on with the system. I mean, knowing what is going on with the system helps you to understand failures, helps you to predict issues, helps you to also envisage when a failure is going to happen so that you can remedy it and also [unintelligible 00:02:19], and in some cases, even give you a historical view of the system to help you understand how a system has behaved over a period of time.Corey: One of the articles that I put out that first really put me on AWS's radar, for better or worse, was something that I was commissioned to write for Linux Journal, back when that was a print publication. And I accidentally wound up getting the cover of it with my article, “CloudWatch is of the devil, but I must use it.” And it was a painful problem that people generally found resonated with them because no one felt they really understood CloudWatch; it was incredibly expensive; it didn't really seem like it was at all intuitive, or that there was any good way to opt out of it, it was just simply there, and if you were going to be monitoring your system in a cloud environment—which of course you should be—it was just sort of the cost of doing business that you then have to pay for a third-party tool to wind up using the CloudWatch metrics that it was gathering, and it was just expensive and unpleasant all around. Now, a lot of the criticisms I put about CloudWatch's limitations in those days, about four years ago, have largely been resolved or at least mitigated in different ways. But is CloudWatch still crappy, I guess, is my question?Ewere: Um, yeah. So, at the moment, I think, like you said, CloudWatch has really evolved over time. I personally also had that issue with CloudWatch when I started using CloudWatch; I had the challenge of usability, I had the challenge of proper integration, and I will talk about my first experience with CloudWatch here. So, when I started my infrastructure work, one of the things I was doing a lot was EC2, basically. I mean, everyone always starts with EC2 at the first time.And then we had a downtime. And then my CTO says, “Okay, [Ewere 00:04:00], check what's going on.” And I'm like, “How do I check?” [laugh]. I mean, I had no idea of what to do.And he says, “Okay, there's a tool called CloudWatch. You should be able to monitor.” And I'm like, “Okay.” I dive into CloudWatch, and boom, I'm confused again. And you look at the console, you see, it shows you certain metrics, and yet [people 00:04:18] don't understand what CPU metric talks about, what does network bandwidth talks about?And here I am trying to dig, and dig, and dig deeper, and I still don't get [laugh] a sense of what is actually going on. But what I needed to find out was, I mean, what was wrong with the memory of the system, so I delved into trying to install the CloudWatch agent, get metrics and all that. But the truth of the matter was that I couldn't really solve my problem very well, but I had [unintelligible 00:04:43] of knowing that I don't have memory out of the box; it's something that has to set up differently. And trust me, after then I didn't touch CloudWatch [laugh] again. Because, like you said, it was a problem, it was a bit difficult to work with.But fast forward a couple of years later, I could actually see someone use CloudWatch for a lot of beautiful stuff, you know? It creates beautiful dashboards, creates some very well-aggregated metrics. And also with the aggregated alarms that CloudWatch comes with, [unintelligible 00:05:12] easy for you to avoid what to call incident fatigue. And then also, the dashboards. I mean, there are so many dashboards that simplified to work with, and it makes it easy and straightforward to configure.So, the bootstrapping and the changes and the improvements on CloudWatch over time has made CloudWatch a go-to tool, and most especially the integration with containers and Kubernetes. I mean, CloudWatch is one of the easiest tools to integrate with EKS, Kubernetes, or other container services that run in AWS; it's just, more or less, one or two lines of setup, and here you go with a lot of beautiful, interesting, and insightful metrics that you will not get out of the box, and if you look at other monitoring tools, it takes a lot of time for you to set up, for you to configure, for you to consistently maintain and to give you those consistent metrics you need to know what's going on with your system from time to time.Corey: The problem I always ran into was that the traditional tools that I was used to using in data centers worked pretty well because you didn't have a whole lot of variability on an hour-to-hour basis. Sure, when you installed new servers or brought up new virtual machines, you had to update the monitoring system. But then you started getting into this world of ephemerality with auto-scaling originally, and later containers, and—God help us all—Lambda now, where it becomes this very strange back-and-forth story of, you need to be able to build something that, I guess, is responsive to that. And there's no good way to get access to some of the things that CloudWatch provides, just because we didn't have access into AWS's systems the way that they do. The inverse, though, is that they don't have access into things running inside of the hypervisor; a classic example has always been memory: memory usage is an example of something that hasn't been able to be displayed traditionally without installing some sort of agent inside of it. Is that still the case? Are there better ways of addressing those things now?Ewere: So, that's still the case, I mean, for EC2 instances. So before, now, we had an agent called a CloudWatch agent. Now, there's a new agent called Unified Cloudwatch Agent which is, I mean, a top-notch from CloudWatch agent. So, at the moment, basically, that's what happens on the EC2 layer. But the good thing is when you're working with containers, or more or less Kubernetes kind of applications or systems, everything comes out of the box.So, with containers, we're talking about a [laugh] lot of moving parts. The container themselves with their own CPU, memory, disk, all the metrics, and then the nodes—or the EC2 instance of the virtual machines running behind them—also having their own unique metrics. So, within the container world, these things are just a click of a button. Everything happens at the same time as a single entity, but within the EC2 instance and ecosystem, you still find this there, although the setup process has been a bit easier and much faster. But in the container world, that problem has totally been eliminated.Corey: When you take a look at someone who's just starting to get a glimmer of awareness around what CloudWatch is and how to contextualize it, what are the most common mistakes people make early on?Ewere: I also talked about this in my book, and one of the mistakes people make in terms of CloudWatch, and monitoring in generalities: “What am I trying to figure out?” [laugh]. If you don't have that answer clearly stated, you're going to run into a lot of problems. You need to answer that question of, “What am I trying to figure out?” I mean, monitoring is so broad, monitoring is so large that if you do not have the answer to that question, you're going to get yourself into a lot of trouble, you're going to get yourself into a lot of confusion, and like I said, if you don't understand what you're trying to figure out in the first place, then you're going to get a lot of data, you're going to get a lot of information, and that can get you confused.And I also talked about what I call alarm fatigues or incident fatigues. This happens when you configure so many alarms, so many metrics, and you're getting a lot of alarms hitting and notification services—whether it's Slack, whether it's an email—and it causes fatigue. What happens here is the person who should know what is going on with the system gets a ton of messages and in that scenario can miss something very important because there's so many messages coming in, so many integrations coming in. So, you should be able to optimize appropriately, to be able to, like you said, conceptualize what you're trying to figure out, what problems are you trying to solve? Most times you really don't figure this out for a start, but there are certain bare minimums you need to know about, and that's part of what I talked about in the book.One of the things that I highlighted in the book when I talked about monitoring of different layers is, when you're talking about monitoring of infrastructure, say compute services, such as virtual machines, or EC2 instances, the certain baseline and metrics you need to take note of that are core to the reliability, the scalability, and the efficiency of your system. And if you focus on these things, you can have a baseline starting point before you start going deeper into things like observability and knowing what's going on entirely with your system. So, baseline understanding of—baseline metrics, and baseline of what you need to check in terms of different kinds of services you're trying to monitor is your starting point. And the mistake people make is that they don't have a baseline. So, we do not have a baseline; they just install a monitoring tool, configure a CloudWatch, and they don't know the problem they're trying to solve [laugh] and that can lead to a lot of confusion.Corey: So, what inspired you from, I guess, kicking the tires on CloudWatch—the way that we all do—and being frustrated and confused by it, all the way to the other side of writing a book on it? What was it that got you to that point? Were you an expert on CloudWatch before you started writing the book, or was it, “Well, by the time this book is done, I will certainly know [laugh] more about the service than I did when I started.”Ewere: Yeah, I think it's a double-edged sword. [laugh]. So, it's a combination of the things you just said. So, first of all, I have experienced with other monitoring tools; I have love for reliability and scalability of a system. I started Kubernetes at some of the early times Kubernetes came out, when it was very difficult to deploy, when it was very difficult to set up.Because I'm looking at how I can make systems a little bit more efficient, a little bit more reliable than having to handle a lot of things like auto-scaling, having to go through the process of understanding how to scale. I mean, that's a school of its own that you need to prepare yourself for. So, first of all, I have a love for making sure systems are reliable and efficient, and second of all, I also want to make sure that I know what is going on with my system per time, as much as possible. The level of visibility of a system gives you the level of control and understanding of what your system is doing per time. So, those two things are very core to me.And then thirdly, I had a plan of a streak of books I want to write based on AWS, and just like monitoring is something that is just new. I mean, if you go to the package website, this is the first book on infrastructure monitoring AWS with CloudWatch; it's not a very common topic to talk about. And I have other topics in my head, and I really want to talk about things like networking, and other topics that you really need to go deep inside to be able to appreciate the value of what you see in there with all those scenarios because in this book, every chapter, I created a scenario of what a real-life monitoring system or what you need to do looks like. So, being that I have those premonitions, I know that whenever it came to, you know, to share with the world what I know in monitoring, what I've learned in monitoring, I took a [unintelligible 00:12:26]. And then secondly, as this opportunity for me to start telling the world about the things I learned, and then I also learned while writing the book because there are certain topics in the book that I'm not so much of an expert in things, like big data and all that.I had to also learn; I had to take some time to do more research, to do more understanding. So, I use CloudWatch, okay? I'm kind of good in CloudWatch, and also, I also had to do more learning to be able to disseminate this information. And also, hopefully, X-Ray some parts of monitoring and different services that people do not really pay so much attention into.Corey: What do you find that is still the most, I guess, confusing to you as you take a look across the ecosystem of the entire CloudWatch space? I mean, every time I play with it, I take a look, and I get lost in, “Oh, they have contributor analyses, and logs, and metrics.” And it's confusing, and every time I wind up, I guess, spiraling out of control. What do you find that, after all of this, is a lot easier for you, and what do you find that's a lot more understandable?Ewere: I'm still going to go back to the containers part. I'm sorry, I'm in love containers. [laugh].Corey: No, no, it's fair. Containers are very popular. Everyone loves them. I'm just basically anti-container based upon no better reason than I'm just stubborn and bloody-minded most of the time.Ewere: [laugh]. So, pretty much like I said, I kind of had experience with other monitoring tools. Trust me, if you want to configure proper container monitoring for other tools, trust me, it's going to take you at least a week or two to get it properly, from the dashboards, to the login configurations, to the piping of the data to the proper storage engine. These are things I talked about in the book because I took monitoring from the ground up. I mean, if you've never done monitoring before, when you take my book, you will understand the basic principles of monitoring.And [funny 00:14:15], you know, monitoring has some big data process, like an ETL process: extraction, transformation, and writing of data into an analytic system. So, first of all, you have to battle that. You have to talk about the availability of your storage engine. What are you using? An Elasticsearch? Are you using an InfluxDB? Where do you want to store your data? And then you have to answer the question of how do I visualize the data? What method do I realize this data? What kind of dashboards do I want to use? What methods of representation do I need to represent this data so that it makes sense to whoever I'm sharing this data with. Because in monitoring, you definitely have to share data with either yourself or with someone else, so the way you present the data needs to make sense. I've seen graphs that do not make sense. So, it requires some level of skill. Like I said, I've [unintelligible 00:15:01] where I spent a week or two having to set up dashboards. And then after setting up the dashboard, someone was like, “I don't understand, and we just need, like, two.” And I'm like, “Really?” [laugh]. You know? Because you spend so much time. And secondly, you discover that repeatability of that process is a problem. Because some of these tools are click and drag; some of them don't have JSON configuration. Some do, some don't. So, you discover that scalability of this kind of system becomes a problem. You can't repeat the dashboards: if you make a change to the system, you need to go back to your dashboard, you need to make some changes, you need to update your login, too, you need to make some changes across the layer. So, all these things is a lot of overhead [laugh] that you can cut off when you use things like Container Insights in CloudWatch—which is a feature of CloudWatch. So, for me, that's a part that you can really, really suck out so much juice from in a very short time, quickly and very efficiently. On the flip side, when you talk about monitoring for big data services, and monitoring for a little bit of serverless, there might be a little steepness in the flow of the learning curve there because if you do not have a good foundation in serverless, when you get into [laugh] Lambda Insights in CloudWatch, trust me, you're going to be put off by that; you're going to get a little bit confused. And then there's also multifunction insights at the moment. So, you need to have some very good, solid foundation in some of those topics before you can get in there and understand some of the data and the metrics that CloudWatch is presenting to you. And then lastly, things like big data, too, there are things that monitoring is still being properly fleshed out. Which I think that in the coming months and years to come, they will become more proper and they will become more presentable than they are at the moment.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle HeatWave is a new high-performance accelerator for the Oracle MySQL Database Service. Although I insist on calling it “my squirrel.” While MySQL has long been the worlds most popular open source database, shifting from transacting to analytics required way too much overhead and, ya know, work. With HeatWave you can run your OLTP and OLAP, don't ask me to ever say those acronyms again, workloads directly from your MySQL database and eliminate the time consuming data movement and integration work, while also performing 1100X faster than Amazon Aurora, and 2.5X faster than Amazon Redshift, at a third of the cost. My thanks again to Oracle Cloud for sponsoring this ridiculous nonsense.Corey: The problem I've always had with dashboards is it seems like managers always want them—“More dashboards, more dashboards”—then you check the usage statistics of who's actually been viewing the dashboards and the answer is, no one since you demoed it to the execs eight months ago. But they always claim to want more. How do you square that?I guess, slicing between what people asked for and what they actually use.Ewere: [laugh]. So yeah, one of the interesting things about dashboards in terms of most especially infrastructure monitoring, is the dashboards people really want is a revenue dashboards. Trust me, that's what they want to see; they want to see the money going up, up, up, [laugh] you know? So, when it comes to—Corey: Oh, yes. Up and to the right, then everyone's happy. But CloudWatch tends to give you just very, very granular, low-level metrics of thing—it's hard to turn that into something executives care about.Ewere: Yeah, what people really care about. But my own take on that is, the dashboards are actually for you and your team to watch, to know what's going on from time to time. But what is key is setting up events across very specific and sensitive data. For example, when any kind of sensitive data is flowing across your system and you need to check that out, then you tie a metric to that, and in turn alarm to it. That is actually the most important thing for anybody.I mean, for the dashboards, it's just for you and your team, like I said, for your personal consumption. “Oh, I can see all the RDS connections are getting too high, we need to upgrade.” Oh, we can see that all, the memory, there was a memory spike in the last two hours. I know that's for you and your team to consume; not for the executive team. But what is really good is being able to do things like aggregate data that you can share.I think that is what the executive team would love to see. When you go back to the core principles of DevOps in terms of the DevOps Handbook, you see things like a mean time to recover, and change failure rate, and all that. The most interesting thing is that all these metrics can be measured only by monitoring. You cannot change failure rates if you don't have a monitoring system that tells you when there was a failure. You cannot know your release frequency when you don't have a metric that measures number of deployments you have and is audited in a particular metric or a particular aggregator system.So, we discovered that the four major things you measure in DevOps are all tied back to monitoring and metrics, at minimum, to understand your system from time to time. So, what the executive team actually needs is to get a summary of what's going on. And one of the things I usually do for almost any company I work for is to share some kind of uptime system with them. And that's where CloudWatch Synthetics Canary come in. So, Synthetic Canary is a service that helps you calculate that helps you check for uptime of the system.So, it's a very simple service. It does a ping, but it is so efficient, and it is so powerful. How is it powerful? It does a ping to a system and it gets a feedback. Now, if the status code of your service, it's not 200 or not 300, it considers it downtime.Now, when you aggregate this data within a period of time, say a month or two, you can actually use that data to calculate the uptime of your system. And that uptime [unintelligible 00:19:50] is something you can actually share to your customers and say, “Okay, we have an SLA of 99.9%. We have an SLA of 99.8%.” That data should not be doctored data; it should not be a data you just cook out of your head; it should be based on your system that you have used, worked with, monitored over a period of time so that the information you share with your customers are genuine, they are truthful, and they are something that they can also see for themselves.Hence companies are using [unintelligible 00:20:19] like status page to know what's going on from time to time whenever there is an incident and report back to their customers. So, these are things that executives will be more interested in than just dashboards, [laugh] dashboards, and more dashboards. So, it's more or less not about what they really ask for, but what you know and what you believe you are going to draw value from. I mean, an executive in a meeting with a client and says, “Hey, we got a system that has 99.9% uptime.”He opens the dashboard or he opens the uptime system and say, “You see our uptime? For the past three months, this has been our metric.” Boom. [snaps fingers]. That's it. That's value, instantly. I'm not showing [laugh] the clients and point of graphs, you know? “Can you explain the memory metric?” That's not going to pass the message, send the message forward.Corey: Since your book came out, I believe, if not, certainly by the time it was finished being written and it was in review phase, they came out with Managed Prometheus and Managed Grafana. It looks almost like they're almost trying to do a completely separate standalone monitoring stack of AWS tooling. Is that a misunderstanding of what the tools look like, or is there something to that?Ewere: Yeah. So, I mean by the time those announced at re:Invent, I'm like, “Oh, snap.” I almost told my publisher, “You know what? We need to add three more chapters.” [laugh]. But unfortunately, we're still in review, in preview.I mean, as a Hero, I kind of have some privilege to be able to—a request for that, but I'm like, okay, I think it's going to change the narrative of what the book is talking about. I think I'm going to pause on that and make sure this finishes with the [unintelligible 00:21:52], and then maybe a second edition, I can always attach that. But hey, I think there's trying to be a galvanization between Prometheus, Grafana, and what CloudWatch stands for. Because at the moment, I think it's currently on pre-release, it's not fully GA at the moment, so you can actually use it. So, if you go to Container Insights, you can see that you can still get how Prometheus and Grafana is presenting the data.So, it's more or less a different view of what you're trying to see. It's trying to give you another perspective of how your data is presented. So, you're going to have CloudWatch: it's going to have CloudWatch dashboards, it's going to have CloudWatch metrics, but hey, this different tools, Prometheus, Grafana, and all that, they all have their unique ways of presenting the data. And part of the reason I believe AWS has Prometheus and Grafana there is, I mean, Prometheus is a huge cloud-native open-source monitoring, presentation, analytics tool; it packs a lot of heat, and a lot of people are so used to it. Everybody like, “Why can't I have Prometheus in CloudWatch?”I mean—so instead of CloudWatch just being a simple monitoring tool, [unintelligible 00:22:54] CloudWatch has become an ecosystem of monitoring tool. So, we got—we're not going to see cloud [unintelligible 00:23:00], or just [unintelligible 00:23:00] log, analytics, metrics, dashboards, no. We're going to see it as an ecosystem where we can plug in other services, and then integrate and work together to give us better performance options, and also different perspectives to the data that is being collected.Corey: What do you think is next, as you take a look across the ecosystem, as far as how people are thinking about monitoring and observability in a cloud context? What are they missing? Where's the next evolution lead?Ewere: Yeah, I think the biggest problem with monitoring, which is part of the introduction part of the book, where I talked about the basic types of monitoring—which is proactive and reactive monitoring—is how do we make sure we know before things happen? [laugh]. And one of the things that can help with that is machine learning. There is a small ecosystem that is not so popular at the moment, which talks about how we can do a lot of machine learning in DevOps monitoring observability. And that means looking at historic data and being able to predict on the basic level.Looking at history, [then are 00:24:06] being able to predict. At the moment, there are very few tools that have models running at the back of the data being collected for monitoring and metrics, which could actually revolutionize monitoring and observability as we see it right now. I mean, even the topic of observability is still new at the moment. It's still very integrated. Observability just came into Cloud, I think, like, two years ago, so it's still being matured.But one thing that has been missing is seeing the value AI can bring into monitoring. I mean, this much [unintelligible 00:24:40] practically tell us, “Hey, by 9 p.m. I'm going to go down. I think your CPU or memory is going down. I think I'm line 14 of your code [laugh] is a problem causing the bug. Please, you need to fix it by 2 p.m. so that by 6 p.m., things can run perfectly.” That is going to revolutionize monitoring. That's going to revolutionize observability and bring a whole new level to how we understand and monitor the systems.Corey: I hope you're right. If you take a look right now, I guess, the schism between monitoring and observability—which I consider to be hipster monitoring, but they get mad when I say that—is there a difference? Is it just new phrasing to describe the same concepts, or is there something really new here?Ewere: In my book, I said, monitoring is looking at it from the outside in, observability is looking at it from the inside out. So, what monitoring does not see under, basically, observability sees. So, they are children of the same mom. That's how I put it. One actually needs the other and both of them cannot be separated from each other.What we've been working with is just understanding the system from the surface. When there's an issue, we go to the aggregated results that come out of the issue. Very basic example: you're in a Java application, and we all know Java is very memory intensive, on the very basic layer. And there's a memory issue. Most times, infrastructure is the first hit with the resultant of that.But the problem is not the infrastructure, it's maybe the code. Maybe garbage collection was not well managed; maybe they have a lot of variables in the code that is not used, and they're just filling up unnecessary memory locations; maybe there's a loop that's not properly managed and properly optimized; maybe there's a resource on objects that has been initialized that has not been closed, which will cause a heap in the memory. So, those are the things observability can help you track. Those are the things that we can help you see. Because observability runs from within the system and send metrics out, while basic monitoring is about understanding what is going on on the surface of the system: memory, CPU, pushing out logs to know what's going on and all that.So, on the basic level, observability helps gives you, kind of, a deeper insight into what monitoring is actually telling you. It's just like the result of what happened. I mean, we are told that the symptoms of COVID is coughing, sneezing, and all that. That's monitoring. [laugh].But before we know that you actually have COVID, we need to go for a test, and that's observability. Telling us what is causing the sneezing, what is causing the coughing, what is causing the nausea, all the symptoms that come out of what monitoring is saying. Monitoring is saying, “You have a cough, you have a runny nose, you're sneezing.” That is monitoring. Observability says, “There is a COVID virus in the bloodstream. We need to fix it.” So, that's how both of them act.Corey: I think that is probably the most concise and clear definition I've ever gotten on the topic. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, how you view about these things—and of course, if they want to buy your book, we will include a link to that in the [show notes 00:27:40]—where can they find you?Ewere: I'm on LinkedIn; I'm very active on LinkedIn, and I also shared the LinkedIn link. I'm very active on Twitter, too. I tweet once in a while, but definitely, when you send me a message on Twitter, I'm also going to be very active.I also write blogs on Medium, I write a couple of blogs on Medium, and that was part of why AWS recognized me as a Hero because I talk a lot about different services, I help with comparing services for you so you can choose better. I also talk about setting basic concepts, too; if you just want to get your foot wet into some stuff and you need something very summarized, not AWS documentation per se, something that you can just look at and know what you need to do with the service, I talk about them also in my blogs. So yeah, those are the two basic places I'm in: LinkedIn and Twitter.Corey: And we will, of course, put links to that in the [show notes 00:28:27]. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I appreciate it.Ewere: Thanks a lot.Corey: Ewere Diagboya, head of cloud at My Cloud Series. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with a comment telling me how many more dashboards you would like me to build that you will never look at.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Ash Said It® Daily
Liz Webber Turns Passion Into Paycheck

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 11:09


Covid hit everybody hard. Liz Webber was no exception. When the pandemic left her without a job, things were uncertain. She soon realized that she was already armed with all the tools she needed to create and run her own business. A year and a half later, she's one of the most sought after beauty/fashion influencers in the United States. And with her PR background she's helping to elevate other entrepreneurs to their full potential! Web: www.justliz.co Follow: @lizwebber_ About: Liz Webber is an Atlanta content creator and fashion influencer. She worked in the marketing world for 5 years handling PR and influencer relations for a variety of companies and now has taken her business out on her own. Along with posting her home, fashion, and beauty favorites to her various social platforms, Liz also helps other creators and small businesses amp up their social media game with her 1:1 1hr consultations. You can find liz over on Instagram: @lizwebber_, on her blog: www.justliz.co, or for consults you can find her over at www.webberandco.com. About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Got Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashsaidit ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio & Google Podcasts. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Thrive Blogger Podcast
Episode 115 | Getting Started with Blogging

Thrive Blogger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 35:26


Ready to jump into the blogging world but having trouble getting started? This is the episode just for you! Tune in as Bree goes over the foundations of blogging to help you get started on the right foot. Been blogging for a while—you might need a refresher on things you forgot about!  Head to thrivetogether.blog/podcast for the show notes! If you're looking for a blogging community, then join us over on Facebook! bit.ly/thriveonfacebook

Chomp N Things
Having an Egg-cellent Time at Brian's 24! Chomp N Things Episode 93

Chomp N Things

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 34:14


The Bitch Bible
Average Fashion Blogger and a Mediocre Podcaster

The Bitch Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 63:19


Jackie practices unlicensed therapy on the legend behind @averagefashionblogger Courtney Parchman! They discuss losing their virginity, their deep history and why light hearted bullying builds character. Produced by Dear Media

She Believed He Could
HEY GRL. Step #6. Empower and Strengthen Your Faith in Prayer + Journaling Tip w/ Keonna Shaw

She Believed He Could

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 35:20


OMG!! Can you believe it's been six weeks?! You are listening the last and final episode of our first ever series on the SBHC podcast - "HEY GRL. Mind Your mindset!" Love what She Believed He Could is doing? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SBHC-[Season 3, Episode 53]Step #6. Empower and strengthen your faith in prayer.Text reference: "When he prays to God, he will be accepted. And God will receive him with joy and restore him to good standing.” Job‬ ‭33:26‬She Believed He Could Restore Her to Wholeness! - Keonna Shaw -Oh this last and final episode of season 3, it was such an honor to speak with Keonna about uprooting the thorns of religion and the weeds of rejection and abandonment.From birth, Keonna talks about the seeds of unworthiness and brokenness that was rooted in her foundation growing up.How the torment of shame, guilt, and spiritual manipulation hardened her heart so deep!‘But, how could this all be Keonna's portion when she knew the Lord and she believed?!Keonna was a “church girl” (like many) who lacked a Father's love, affirmative counsel, and the confidence to stand firm in her calling.-Press play to hear all about the passion, promise, and purpose behind Keonna's writing  and her faith to pursue God for herself in Building Godly Confidence + Relationship! To know more about Keonna and Building Godly Confidence, see the links below. Follow Keonna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keonnashaw/Read the Blog: https://keonnashaw.com/blog/Shop "SHE IS"  Affirmation Shirt: https://keonnashaw.com/shop/Checkout Keonna's New Website: https://keonnashaw.com

Climbing The Pocket
Two Old Bloggers - Must Win NOW!

Climbing The Pocket

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 69:32


The Minnesota Vikings are heading towards a must win game against the Detroit Lions. After the awful defeat by the Cleveland Browns, Darren and Dave will look at what it will take this weekend for the Vikes to win. They should and Vegas has steadily grown the line to 10 points in favor for the Vikings. But what if they don't?  Dave and Darren who both started blogging on the Purple decades ago will go over a way to possibly start a winning streak, so get ready for the Climbing The Pocket and Daily Norseman pregame show! Talking points for the Lions-Vikings preview show:  1) Should the Vikings play Cook against Detroit? 2) Will Barr's return make a big difference? 3) If the Vikings lose on Sunday - should Zimmer lose his job? 4) Griffen, Romeo Okwara and their sack stats the past two season.  5) The Lions hurting o-lineman - Taylor Decker and Frank Ragnow. 6) Kirk Cousins. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Catch it here: https://youtu.be/SDHpuDeu0dA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Josh Has Autism
Josh Has Autism #141: Workin' Man

Josh Has Autism

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:26


Sonya and Josh talk about how his new job is going. Listen, Like, Share. Read my latest blog and check out my site at www.sonyaking.com

From The Depths of Darkness to The Light of Success
Episode 103 with Blogger Cecile Leger

From The Depths of Darkness to The Light of Success

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 35:56


In this episode we will be talking with blogger Cecile Leger and all about blended families. A blended family is defined as a family with at least one child from one or both parents' previous relationships. The rearing of children of different biological parents is not new, but it is significantly more prevalent than in previous generations. Blended families are often the result of remarriages and divorces. A blended family is formed when two families, usually married couples, come together. One type of blended family is when one partner has children from a previous relationship. Another type of blended family is when both partners do. A step mom or dad is often called an "auntie" or "uncle". When there are step siblings living in the same home, it gets more complicated. It may take time for the eldest siblings to adjust to this new situation and accept their new half-siblings as full siblings. "I think the reason why they fail it's because we are teaching what is a traditional family from when we're child and. We're expecting to be the same, but it's not the same. So that's, I think number one and lack of preparation and tools for blended families!" You can follow Cecile and her families adventure over on Instagram @ellas_blended_family or go checkout her blog over at www.ellasblendedfamily.com Here are some of the topics we cover in this episode: Ice cream shop Leaving nursing career Becoming an entrepreneur Blended families Challenges Step kids If you would like to support the show please leave a 5 star review over on Apple Podcasts or leave a voice message on Anchor FM. You can also follow the show and my journey on IG @depthsofdarkside! Thanks for listening and have a great day! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lightofsuccess/message

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan
Take The Scenic Road To Your Dreams

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:36


Coming to you deep in the heart of Vermont where everything is bright yellow, red and orange! We've finally wrapped our much anticipated brand shoot and we're unpacking all that it took to get here. So many lessons learned along the way, but arguably the most important was the patience it took to get here. Hope this episode blesses and inspires you. It's about to get GOOD!

Thrive Blogger Podcast
113 | Easily SEO Blog Posts

Thrive Blogger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 32:02


Does SEO still make you feel like you're back in school and are in a class where you have no clue what you're doing and are surrounded by kids that are smarter than you? If that hit close to home, then you're going to want to tune in to hear Danielle Gagnon break it down in easy steps—we guarantee by the end of the show you'll be EXCITED to SEO your blog posts. Head to thrivetogether.blog/podcast for the show notes! If you're looking for a blogging community, then join us over on Facebook! bit.ly/thriveonfacebook

Beer Massif: A Craft Beer Culture Podcast
Interview: Jeff Alworth Author, Blogger & Podcaster Portland, Oregon

Beer Massif: A Craft Beer Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:27


On todays edition of the Beer Massif Podcast Jeff Alworth joins us to talk about all things beer and his new second edition tome of the Beer Bible! Jeff is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. His books include The Widmer Way (Ooligan, Spring 2019), The Beer Bible (Workman), Cider Made Simple (Chronicle), and The Secrets of Master Brewers (Storey). His titles have twice been cited by the North American Guild of Beer Writers as best book and in 2016 the Beer Bible was named best wine, spirits, or beer book by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). When he's not working on a book, he can be found writing about beer at his blog, Beervana. ( http://www.beervanablog.com/ )He also co-hosts the Beervana Podcast ( https://xraypod.com/show/beervana ) , where he and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson discuss beer and the economics of beer. In 2018 he began co-teaching the two core courses for The Business of Craft Beverage at Portland State University Jeff regularly gives educational speeches, guided tastings, and corporate presentations. Contact him at jeff@beervanablog.com to schedule a booking.

Retro Asylum -  The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast
Episode 262: Jimmy Maher The Digital Antiquarian

Retro Asylum - The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 90:45


Chris Worthington sits down for a chat with Jimmy Maher, author and writer of Amiga The Future Was Here and the Digital and Analog Antiquarian blogs. Thanks to all of our Patreon's who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx Guto Threadbare Chris Atwill ChrisSilva Chris Hull Paul Bullard Harvey Watson Martyn Jones Ninjixel TJ Andy Hudson Ricardo Engel Adrian Nelson Alastair Barr HeavyMetalDon James Bentley Tony Parkinson Gaz H Mal Woods Red-Crested Breegull Richard Rogers Cane and Rinse LamptonWorm Salvio Calabrese Mitsoyama Rhys Wynne Clint Humphrey Mark Bylund Paul Ashton Chris Rowe Jon Sheppard Laurent Giroud Deadl0ck Aaron Maupin Jim-OrbitsIT Jon Veal Thomas scoffham Andy Marsh Patrick Fürst Laurens Andrew Gilmour Stephen Stuttard Matt Sullivan Magnus Esbjörner Darren Coles Garry Heather Edward Fitzpatrick Nick Lees Blake Brett Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/ Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag Retro Asylum on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_retro_asylum/ Retro Asylum on Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/theretroasylum Twitter: @theretroasylum Retro Asylum Merchandise: https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/shop/user/theretroasylum/

Speak Like a Leader
What's Your Travel Personality? | Wendy Payne

Speak Like a Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 49:58


Wendy Payne is a writer, blogger, vlogger, podcaster and photographer who loves to share and learn. She helps create a sustainable tourism industry around the world by promoting small hospitality businesses and inspiring travellers to explore responsibly.Travel resource and itinerary wiz to help you explore the WORLD!! Wendy loves to travel and share her experiences. For more information visit www.TravelWithWendy.net, you'll find travel blogs about real and authentic connections. 

Thrive Blogger Podcast
Episode 113 | Instagram Down (MINI)

Thrive Blogger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 9:43


Did the Instagram and Facebook crash have you doubting where you're spending your time? Tune in to our very first Mini-Episode where Bree talks about just how Thrive uses social media platforms, and what we do to ensure our money doesn't disappear with a social media algorithm change.  Head to thrivetogether.blog/podcast for the show notes! If you're looking for a blogging community, then join us over on Facebook! bit.ly/thriveonfacebook

The A&P Professor
Online Testing Effectiveness Data | Turning My Gray Hair Brown | TAPP 102

The A&P Professor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 51:59


Can you believe it? Even more questions about my wacky testing scheme are answered in this episode—this time regarding stats demonstrating effectiveness of these strategies. I also talk about gray hair turning brown, naturally, why we do NOT want our students to master A&P concepts, and why we want to become the hippocampus. One of the weirdest episodes yet! 00:00 | Introduction 00:42 | Growing in Kindness 10:02 | Sponsored by AAA 10:52 | We Are the Hippocampus 17:03| Sponsored by HAPI 17:46 | Turn My Gray Hair Brown 22:39 | Sponsored by HAPS 23:18 | Online Testing: Effectiveness Data 50:16 | Staying Connected   ★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-102.html

Beyond Influential
#167 Behind the Scenes of the Beyond Influential Podcast: Getting Started, My Interview Process, and How I Pitch & Connect with Dream Guests

Beyond Influential

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 122:42


Ready to go behind the scenes of Beyond Influential? As I get close to the 4-year anniversary of the show, I've received a lot of questions about my process, as well as podcasting in general (and it's been way too long since I've done an episode on!).   On this week's episode, we're turning the tables and Shannon O'Donovan from my team is interviewing me. I'm answering the questions we've collected from Instagram, emails, DMs, and Beyond Influential Backstagers, and I'm excited to share it all!   On Ep. 167, we chat about: Why I started Beyond Influential and how it has evolved over time How I pitch guests to be on the show My interview process: How I prepare for interviews, connect with my guests, and actually conduct the interview My favorite episodes, hardest interviews, and my dream guests The vision for Beyond Influential moving forward, and so much more! Timestamps: 2:30    Why did you start a podcast? 11:00   How did you name your podcast? 15:32    How do you keep improving your skills as an interviewer? 22:59    How has being a guest on other shows affected your approach as an interviewer? 32:52    How has Beyond Influential evolved over time? 43:23    How do you decide who to interview? 1:09:38   How do pitch someone to be on the podcast? 1:16:47   How do you prepare for interviews? 1:23:25   How do you build rapport with your guests? 1:28:11    What do you do during an interview? 1:33:30   Which episodes have been your favorites so far? 1:40:46   Who are your dream guests? 1:45:15    What have been the hardest interviews? 1:50:30   Have you released any episodes you weren't entirely happy with? 1:58:48   What's the vision for Beyond Influential moving forward? Want to get early access, ad-free Beyond Influential episodes, full transcripts, and other exclusive perks? Check out Beyond Influential Backstage! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/backstage   Don't want to miss an episode (or valuable free resources!)? Get on my list here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/subscribe     Recommended Books on Interviewing: Howard Stern Comes Again: https://amzn.to/3iwSRXb Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro,by Dean Nelson: https://amzn.to/3uGfnSm More Podcasting Resources: How to Start a Podcast: From Idea to Launch in 2021: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/how-to-start-a-podcast/ Podcast Equipment & Recommendations: https://amzn.to/2YlozzH   OTHER HELPFUL LINKS: Check out my Free masterclass on 3 Secrets to Building a Profitable Personal Brand! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/masterclass/     Beyond Influential Episodes to Check Out: #63 Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential on Evolving from Blogger to Businesswoman & How to Build an Empire on Authentic Influence https://www.brittanykrystle.com/63-lauryn-evarts-bosstick-of-the-skinny-confidential-on-evolving-from-blogger-to-businesswoman-how-to-build-an-empire-on-authentic-influence/  #90 Dr. Joan Rosenberg on How to Build Lasting Confidence and Create a Life You Love https://www.brittanykrystle.com/dr-joan-rosenberg-on-how-to-build-lasting-confidence-and-create-a-life-you-love/ #104 Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty On What it Takes to Grow a Global Brand & Build Businesses That Scale: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/divya-gugnani-of-wander-beauty-on-what-it-takes-to-grow-a-global-brand-build-businesses-that-scale/ #112 Lindsay Silberman on How to Be Taken Seriously by Brands & Make a Living as a Full-Time Influencer https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-how-to-be-taken-seriously-by-brands-make-a-living-as-a-full-time-influencer/ #144 Lindsay Silberman On Creating a Luxury Product-Based Ecommerce Business That Sells Out in Minutes https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-creating-a-luxury-product-based-ecommerce-business-that-sells-out-in-minutes/ #154 & #155 The Perfect Pitch: Hollywood Insider Tips on How to Network with the A-List & Land Your Dream Guests with Christopher McDonald Part 1 https://www.brittanykrystle.com/the-perfect-pitch-hollywood-insider-tips-on-how-to-network-with-the-a-list-land-your-dream-guests-with-christopher-mcdonald-part-1/ Part 2 https://www.brittanykrystle.com/the-perfect-pitch-hollywood-insider-tips-on-how-to-network-with-the-a-list-land-your-dream-guests-with-christopher-mcdonald-part-2/ #156 Paco Underhill on the Psychology of Shopping and How to Use it to Get More Sales https://www.brittanykrystle.com/paco-underhill-on-the-psychology-of-shopping-and-how-to-use-it-to-get-more-sales/ WANT MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts goes a long way: https://apple.co/3rSk09A Take a screenshot while listening to the episode and share it in your Instagram Stories—and make sure to tag me @brittanykrystle! https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/     To connect with me, Brittany Krystle: Website: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanykrystle/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanykrystle/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittanykrystlexoxo/   Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brittanykrystle/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1f0uI6wzWqp58n7fk-7-1g   Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@brittanykrystle     *Full disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase through them. Thank you in advance. (I appreciate you!)

The Douglas Coleman Show
The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Nguyen Phan Que Mai

The Douglas Coleman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:45


Mark Leslie Lefebvre's first short story appeared in print in 1992, the same year he started working in the book industry.He has published more than twenty-five books under the name Mark Leslie that include thrillers and fiction (Evasion, A Canadian Werewolf in New York, One Hand Screaming), paranormal non-fiction (Haunted Hospitals, Spooky Sudbury, Tomes of Terror) and anthologies (Campus Chills, Tesseracts Sixteen, Obsessions). Under his full name he writes books to help authors navigate publishing. And they include The 7 P's of Publishing Success and An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores.His industry experience includes President of the Canadian Booksellers Association, Board Member of BookNet Canada, Director of Author Relations and Self-Publishing for Rakuten Kobo, Director of Business Development for Draft2Digital and Professional Advisor for Sheridan College's Creative Writing and Publishing Honours Program.Mark lives in Waterloo, Ontario and can be found online at http://markleslie.ca/Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an award-winning Vietnamese writer and journalist. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Her books in Vietnamese has received the 2010 Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, the Capital's Literature & Arts Award, and First Prize in the Poetry Competition celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi. Her debut novel and first book in English, THE MOUNTAINS SING, is an International Bestseller, Finalist of the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Winner of the 2020 BookBrowse Best Debut Award, Winner of the Blogger's Book Prize 2021, Winner of the 2021 International Book Awards, Winner of the 2021 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for "a work of exceptional quality" and for "contribution to peace and reconciliation".https://nguyenphanquemai.com/The Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast
Perez Hilton On True Hollywood Stories, Celebrity Fallouts, Growing Through Controversy, & Life As An OG Blogger

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 73:12


#397: On today's episode we are joined by Perez Hilton. Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, columnist, and media personality. His blog is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities, and for posting tabloid photos. Today Perez joins the show to discuss Hollywood stories, redemption, and how the internet has evolved since he started.  To connect with Lauryn Evarts click HERE To connect with Michael Bosstick click HERE Read More on The Skinny Confidential HERE For Detailed Show Notes visit TSCPODCAST.COM To Call the Him & Her Hotline call: 1-833-SKINNYS (754-6697) This episode is brought to you by Beekeeper's Naturals Beekeeper's Naturals is on a mission to reinvent your medicine with clean, effective products that actually work. Bee propolis delivers natural germ-fighting properties and antioxidants to defend and protect our bodies. It's sustainably sourced and this Spray is made with just three simple ingredients. You'll never find refined sugars, dyes, or dirty chemicals in these products. Ever. We've worked out an exclusive deal for Skinny Confidential listeners. Receive 15% off your first order. Go to www.BEEKEEPERSNATURALS.com/SKINNY or use code SKINNY at checkout to claim this deal.  This episode is brought to you by BETABRAND and their Betabrand dress pant yoga pants. To try these pants go to betabrand.com/skinny and receive 20% off your order. Millions of women agree these are the most comfortable pants you'll ever wear to work.  Produced by Dear Media 

Psykhe Podcast
169. Strategy Round Up 10: What Would You Suggest?

Psykhe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 61:23


In this episode, we look back over the past 15 episodes to share the top tips that our amazing guests have shared with us. We'll be hearing from: Psychotherapist Madelaine Weiss (Episode 151. Getting to G.R.E.A.T - Strategy for Work and Life) Therapist Alex Boianghu (Episode 152. Coming Home to Our True Selves) Journalist and Management Consultant Cynthia Hayes (Episode 153. Coping with Cancer Emotions) Cardiothoracic Surgery PA Sabrina Runbeck (Episode 155. Performance, Productivity and Overcoming Burnout) Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher and Coach Jeff Siegel (Episode 156. The Mind-Body Break-Up) Transformational Coach, Yoga Teacher and Breathwork Facilitator Rio Otoya (Episode 157. The Power of Healing Breathwork) Intuitive Branding Coach Sunil Godse (Episode 158. Learning to Listen to Your Intuition) Home Designer Aryo Falakrou (Episode 159. Designing Our Space and Our Lifestyle) Life Coach, Blogger and Author Terri Kozlowski (Episode 160. Overcoming Fear, Setting Boundaries and Reaching Acceptance) Life and Business Coach Keri Lonny (Episode 162. Losing Yourself, Finding Yourself and Coming Back to Yourself) Financial Planner JR Chappell (Episode 163. Financial Wellness, Personal Responsibility and Practical Steps to Take) Mindset Coach Paul Forchione (Episode 164. Overcoming Obstacles and Rewriting Your Story) Coach and Founder Jo Rawbone (Episode 165. Who Says Introverts Don't Have Anything to Say?) Autism Advocate and Blogger Jimmy Clare (Episode 166. Crazy Fitness Guy - On Autism, Accountability and Creating a Business) Spiritual Coach Dylan King (Episode 167. How to Overcome People-Pleasing) Author Steve Friedman (Episode 168. Introverts - Bring to Life Your Hidden Talents and Strengths) Follow our host Hannah @hannah.stainer on Instagram or on twitter. Connect with us @psykhecoaching on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or connect with us via our website Support the podcast by sending us a coffee via Ko-Fi If you've loved this episode as much as we have please do share it on social media and tag us in your post. And we always love to hear what you think so please rate and review on itunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thanks for listening! Hannah & the Psykhe Podcast team x --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/psykhe/message

Booty Bands 'More Than Fitness' Podcast
3 ways to Level up your ASSets with Best Selling Author

Booty Bands 'More Than Fitness' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 31:18


“Your Worth is tied to your Wealth,” says the Money Queen! Jessica takes us through 3 ways to Level up your ASSets (Your Booty and Your Money) I learned some valuable tips to learn more about attracting wealth in all areas. Share this podcast with a friend or family member who can value from this episode.

Climbing The Pocket
Two Old Bloggers - How to Start a Winning Streak

Climbing The Pocket

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 66:50


The Minnesota Vikings have now won their first game against the Seattle Seahawks in a packed US Bank Stadium. Will things get easier for them? Heck no! They will now face one of the team's favorite coaches who developed in Minnesota for 14 years, Kevin Stefanski, and his very, very good Cleveland Browns. Baker Mayfield is quite the capable quarterback and with weapons like Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Odell Beckham Jr and some complimentary players behind the 2nd ranked [by DVOA] offensive line, the Vikings defense will be tested once again. Mayfield may not be joystick-type mobile like the last 2 QBs the Vikes faced, but he can move and be dangerous. The defense will be tested. The Vikings' offense is no slouch either, and the combination of Kirk Cousins' outstanding play and Klint Kubiak getting more comfortable calling good and modern games, will have to continue in their growth and success for the Vikings to win. Can they? Dave and Darren who both started blogging on the Purple decades ago will go over a way to possibly start a winning streak, so get ready for the Climbing The Pocket and Daily Norman pregame show! Talking points for the Browns-Vikings preview show:  1) Vikings' front seven has to slow down Browns' two-headed RB monster - Chubb and Hunt. Chips? 2) Vikings O-line needs to play competently against Browns front seven and have a game plan to block Myles Garrett.  3) Cousins needs to continue to play error-free football but also push the ball down the field and Kubiak needs to be less predictable when he calls for running plays and be less conservative in the red zone in the second half (we want TDs, not field goals). Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Jf0M2bF5EPA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Life Is Now Podcast series
The Real Depth Of LOVE - S2 / 031

Life Is Now Podcast series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 7:57


The Real Depth Of LOVE - S2 / 031

Nirvana Sisters
Our Daily Dose of Beauty and PopCulture with Lifestyle and Beauty blogger Jamie Stone

Nirvana Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 44:56


In this week's episode, Amy and Katie chit chat with fellow podcaster and beauty/lifestyle blogger, Jamie Stone. We hit on a variety topics including how Jamie started in the business, beauty products, pop culture, shows we are binging right now, and being a grief advocate to spread awareness.  Katie shares her new favorite new eye product and more.About Jamie Stone:Former beauty & fashion publicist/social media expert, turned blogger. After years of working on the PR and marketing side of the beauty industry, Jamie took her insider knowledge and started HonestlyJamie.com, where she uses her background to decipher between which products really work and what's just marketing magic, all of which her readers truly value. Honestly Jamie is daily doses of beauty, lifestyle, fashion and pop culture…with a little sarcasm mixed in.In addition to being Founder/Editor of HonestlyJamie.com, Jamie currently contributes to the “TODAY” show's TODAY.COM, WomensHealthMag.com, REFINERY29.COM, HelloGiggles.comFollow Jamie  @itsjamiestone on IG and TikTokPodcast: A Little Too MuchIG:  @alittletoomuchpodcastWebsite: HonestlyJamie.comFollow us @nirvanasisters on InstagramSay hi at hello@nirvanasisters.comPlease subscribe, rate, review and share

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan
How to Keep From Burning Out When Life Speeds Up

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 55:38


Often we allow the hustle of life to dictate our pace and we get swept up into a whirlwind when things go into over drive. Today we're talking about how to pace yourself even when it gets busy so you maintain your health, peace, and sanity. It's about to get GOOD! Visit StevieAndSazan.com

Josh Has Autism
Josh Has Autism #140: Ah-Ha!

Josh Has Autism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 44:56


Today, Josh had an ah-ha moment and discusses it with Sonya. Listen, Like, Share. Read my latest blog and check out my site at www.sonyaking.com

Heidi's LemonAid Stand
New Show #85- Teri- From raped, attacked, and panic attacks to thriving!

Heidi's LemonAid Stand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:45


Interview was done September 15, 2021! I love meeting new people willing to let me in and share their “lemon to lemonade” experience! This story is about Teri and when she was younger she was raped, attacked, survived a bank robbery and then had panic attacks for 20 years. Now she is a life coach and teaches others how to not just survive... but to thrive! She is also a Trauma-Warrior, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Blogger, and Therapy Dog Handler! She is so positive and sees hearts everywhere because we are surrounded by love and we are love! What message do you get from this interview? Website: www.teriwellbrock.com Podcast: The Healing Place Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealingPlacePodcast For the Unicorn Shadows Book: https://teriwellbrock.com/book ABOUT the LemonAid Stand: Heidi started hosting the LemonAid Stand live radio talk show, over 20 years ago, in 1999! It all came about when Heidi was dealing with thoughts of suicide, inadequacy, and dealing with infertility. She realized as she reached out to others and heard their stories, she would be uplifted and inspired no matter what she was going through. So this podcast has old "Original" shows from that time period. It also has "New" shows that are currently being recorded with new guests. And it has "Update" shows where Heidi reached out to original radio show guests to find out how the past 20 years have been! Do you know a story that needs to be shared? Contact Heidi at: LemonAidStandRadioShow@gmail.com

Thrive Blogger Podcast
Episode 112 | How to Increase Affiliate Income

Thrive Blogger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 40:24


You're signed up for the affiliate programs and have shared links a few times, but you're not making any sales. Sound familiar? Then hit play because this episode will help you create a strategy so you start making money and *bonus* forming relationships with brands for future partnerships!  Head to thrivetogether.blog/podcast for the show notes! If you're looking for a blogging community, then join us over on Facebook! bit.ly/thriveonfacebook

BrewsBeats&Eats The Podcast
Run the World Ft. Jenny "Jen's World of.." Pietri

BrewsBeats&Eats The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 71:13


Welcome to BrewsBeats&Eats w/ Oldhead Ed. This week I'm joined by Blogger, Digital Creator, Foodie, Beer fan, and Podcaster Jenny "Jen's World of.." Pietri. Tune in while we discuss Disney trip tips, supporting local craft breweries, what she considers the best ice cream topping, and is Britney free yet? https://www.instagram.com/jensworldofmagic/ https://www.instagram.com/jensworldofcerveza/ jenni8718@aol.com

The Faith Breathed Hope podcast
Interview with Julie Sanford

The Faith Breathed Hope podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 40:15


In this episode, I speak with Wife, Mom, Podcaster, Blogger, and Recovery Mentor for Wives of Alcoholics, Julie Sanford, on How God Turned Her Broken Marriage Into A Message of Hope For Others. Listen as she shares her touching story, what led her to help other women, and how you too can repair a broken marriage.    Find Julie: Facebook, Instagram, and on her website

The Vergecast
AI can be your writing buddy, your blogger, or your Dungeon Master

The Vergecast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:37


For the next four Tuesdays, Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the future of a variety of industries. In this episode, Ashley explores the wild world of AI writing and storytelling to find out if her job is in jeopardy. Is AI ready to replace seasoned writers or experienced reporters? Guests include Nick Walton (co-founder and CEO of Latitude), Samanyou Garg (founder of Writesonic), and artist K Allado-McDowell. This podcast was made by producer Liam James, senior audio director Andru Marino, senior reporter James Vincent, and senior reporter Ashley Carman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gladiatrix! Hear me Roar!
How to use the power of words for change With Ritika of Practicalbloggers

Gladiatrix! Hear me Roar!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 43:21


In today's episode we are speaking with Ritika of PracticalBloggers.Ritika says:I'm not an extrovert. I went from recovering people pleaser, former shy kid to being known as someone who can "make a dead man talk."With over 7+ years of Relationship Building experience in Sales working for Technology companies in the Silicon Valley, she has helped businesses earn millions and have served major clients like Eventbrite, Google etc."Don't tell anyone your secrets!" they'd say. "Lord forbid, what if they do it better than you?!"Immigrant communities at large are pretty hush-hush about sharing #hacks. Growing up in Mumbai and Los Angeles, she used to share freely. Apparently, this was a problem, because the competition was REAL. Her response to such advice led to the creation of my travel + wellness blog in March 2021, Practical Bloggers. Her coaching program, The P.O.I.S.E.D 360 Method, followed suit. Her mission is to enhance your holistic confidence with healthy people skills. Because she believes that restoring the relationship we have with ourselves is central to restoring your interpersonal + community relationships. Our words give us the power to change ourselves.She also says: "I've embarrassed myself enough in social settings to be honored to provide for you the tools to start your journey into confidence and reclaim the incredible human being you already are! I've been an international student in India, London, and the United States pivoted my career by obtaining 2 coaching certifications to help you through your transformation.  "Ritika can be reached viaInstagram:@Practicalbloggers

Sailor Moon Fan Club
Ep. 80 - Sailor Moon Blogger Ochibawolf

Sailor Moon Fan Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 51:37


In this episode of the Sailor Moon Fan Club podcast, Sailor Moon blogger Ochibawolf talks about how she became a merch collector, her new site Sailor Moon Fan Network where she shares the latest Sailor Moon news and merch, what fandom she'd be blogging for if she wasn't tracking Sailor Moon releases, and what episodes she recommends for getting someone into Sailor Moon! Follow Ochibawolf on Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, and YouTube: @ochibawolf Stay updated on all the Sailor Moon news: https://sailormoonfannetwork.com/ Mentioned in this episode: Hacks TV show: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11815682/ SailorMoon Obsession: https://www.instagram.com/sailormoon.obsession/ Follow the Sailor Moon Fan Club Twitter: @mooniesclub Instagram: @moonies_club Tiktok: @sailorvictoria Subscribe to our newsletter on sailormoonfanclub.com Snag #MoonieMerch: mooniesclub.com Podcast editing by Tag Hatle (@redtagcomesback)

Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose
Why Instagram Matters for Bloggers

Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 18:11


Do you ever feel like Instagram is a waste of time for your blog? Do you figure that if it's not driving traffic to your blog, it's not worth your time and energy? I get that. But today, I want to show why Instagram matters for bloggers and how to use it to its fullest so that it can impact your business. I started my original blog in 2009. Instagram wasn't even in existence at the time, and as it came on the scene, I wasn't fully convinced that I needed to spend any of my limited energy on it. When I finally got on the platform, I could not figure out the purpose of it. All of us OG bloggers were used to being able to drop links to our blog on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Those links drove traffic, and traffic is what we needed. Instagram didn't have the capability of leaving a direct link, so we all figured, why bother?That was all back in 2021. We're now 12 years past that, and Instagram is more important than ever. But if you don't know how to use it, it will still be frustrating for you. Grab your Instagram Engagement GuideRead more HERE.

Climbing The Pocket
Two Old Bloggers - Time to Win!

Climbing The Pocket

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 64:27


The Minnesota Vikings have now lost 2 games in a row by a total of 4 points. People say it was because of just two plays. Do you believe that? If you win on a lot more plays, these two aren't necessary. It is however for health of the Vikings' season that they grab victory against the Seattle Seahawks. This has been a team that has beaten Mike Zimmer's Vikings every time they have played. Will this game be any different? This will be the first time the Seahawks have taken on the Vikings at US Bank Stadium. The stadium, packed full of fans chanting Odin, and SKOL, will make a difference. They should have the Seahawks offensive linemen false starting. The Vikings defense which has yet to jell in two games, can now feed off the fans making noise, cheering, and down right amped up energy that flows within that glorious bowl and ETFE roof. Russell Wilson is getting older, but may be wiser and can still hurt you. He has two wide receivers in DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett that the purple secondary will have to shut down. A hard task when Bashaud Breeland hasn't lived up to expectations. Will we see Cameron Dantzler eventually take over? The “Meaty Boys” on the defensive line should have a better day, but Wilson can still run. Can they contain him? Then can the Vikes' offense continue to cook? Kirk Cousins has been playing well and a legitimate WR3 has been found in KJ Osborn. Can the running game get going, and set up more play-action? Dalvin Cook is recovering from an ankle injury and hasn't practiced all week. We might see more of Alexander Mattison as a result. The big question though is can the Vikings get the win and beat the Seahawks? On list topics: 1) Chris Carson - who has averaged 4.6 yards per carry against us.  2) Russell Wilson and his career stats against the Vikings. 3) Conerbacks D.J. Reed and Tre Flowers. 4) What kind of performance will Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and KJ ‘Ozzy' Osborn need to have a day against those guys?  5) Vikings corners Bashaud Breeland, Patrick Peterson, and Mackensie Alexander expectations. If they don't play better Sunday it's going to be another frustrating day for us Viking fans because someone needs to cover DJ Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan

This is the first TGL show we've done at night and live on instagram! If you weren't able to tune in live we will be sure to do another. Today we're dishing out all the fall feels including a few challenges to one another. Plus unpacking a crazy day in the life as we work on our brand to launch our first newsletter including the Fall Bucket List! If you want to subscribe click the link below and access the fall bucket list! StevieAndSazan.com Check-In (0:00). GOOD News of the Week (19:45). Highs & Lows (24:45). Up For Debate (32:50). Pick Six (39:05). GOOD Night Story (51:30).

The Commercial Break
EP106: ScamcolFM

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:24


Bryan asks Krissy a very important question about the current state of affairs in the world: Why don't people wave any more when you let them cut in traffic?! Where is the decency!? Then the friends recall the time Bryan was asked to start an online streaming radio / TV station named SimcolFM by a man named Simon Guobadia. Simon has made news recently marrying then divorcing and then proposing to a different cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Porsha Williams. Bryan shares his experience dealing with this Nigerian Oil Man and shady ways....buckle up for the TRUE story of ScamcolFM!LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Or send a text or voicemail to 661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)DBSAlliance For Mental Health HelpMagic Spoon (Use Code TCB)FUM (Use Code TCB) Smokeless Pipe for Smoking SesationMEMPHO Music Fest (Oct 1st-3rd 2021)Castbox is the TCB partner for the Mempho Fest showsSubscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: 1-(661)-BEST-2-YO  |  (1-661-237-8296)

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Josh Has Autism
Josh Has Autism #139: Stuck

Josh Has Autism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:01


Sonya and Josh talk about his depression and his being stuck. Listen, Like, Share. Read my latest blog and check out my site at www.sonyaking.com

Purpose to Create Podcast
EP 54: Developing Your Signature Voice with Copywriter Rita Olds

Purpose to Create Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 26:28


When I work with clients, one of the most frequent pain points I hear about is writing for your business. There is So. Much. Writing. That needs to be done! Between captions, blog posts, your website, emails, client brochures… the list goes on and on! So I thought I would go straight to the expert about creating authentic writing for your business, the incredible copywriter Rita Olds Stay connected on Instagram @purposetocreatepodcast

Thrive Blogger Podcast
Episode 111 | How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas When You Feel Stuck

Thrive Blogger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 28:41


Sometimes, you just don't know what you want to write about or create content around! So how do you come up with blog post ideas when you are staring at a blank screen? Today we're chatting with Ayana Lage to discuss content ideation, how to gain information from your audience, and how to use what you've already got to make new content! Head to thrivetogether.blog/podcast for the show notes! If you're looking for a blogging community, then join us over on Facebook! bit.ly/thriveonfacebook

Culture Factor 2.0
Alex Fasulo: Fiverr Millionaire Dominates the Freelance Culture

Culture Factor 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 33:50


Instagram: alexandrafasuloTiktok: alexfasulobizPodcast: The Freelance FairytailsHolly Shannon's WebsiteZero To Podcast on AmazonHolly Shannon, LinkedinHolly Shannon, InstagramHolly Shannon, ClubhouseMusic by Paco Hallak

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Matthew Rettenmund: Chronicler of 'Boy Culture'

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:10


Now making appearances on the film festival circuit, "Boy Culture: The Series" is a follow-up to the 2006's Boy Culture—the movie of the novel by the same name first published in the mid-1990s. In six brand-new 15-minute episodes, the series tells the story of X, portrayed by Derek Magyar, his roommate Andrew (Darryl Stephens), and their struggles.  Join us for an exclusive conversation with Matthew Rettenmund, author of the book and the series, for a look at tackling controversial topics, filmmaking during a pandemic, his career as an LGBTQ author, crowdfunding a budget, and much more. Besides Boy Culture, Rettenmund is the author of Encyclopedia Madonnica, Blind Items: A (Love) Story and MLVC 60. He has forgotten more information about Madonna than most of us will ever know. He was also the founder and longtime editor of Popstar! magazine, and he blogs regularly at boyculture.com. Note: This program contains EXPLICIT language. SPEAKERS Matthew Rettenmund Author, Boy Culture, Blind Items & Encyclopedia Madonnica 20; Blogger, Boyculture.com; Twitter @mattrett John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California—Co-host Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter @msmichellemeow—Co-Host In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 16th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Confessions Of A Crappy Christian Podcast
Estrangement & Reconciliation | Julie Plagens | Episode 144

Confessions Of A Crappy Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 41:51


Blogger and author Julie Plagens joins Blake to talk about. Julie is a wife, mother, teacher, author, and blogger. Before she married, she taught speech, drama, and English for three years in the Richardson Independent School District. After she married, she stayed home with her two children.  Julie is the author of Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart - available everywhere now! Faithful Counseling offers professional mental health counseling from a Biblical perspective through online meetings & calls. Visit getfaithful.com/crappychristian for 10% off your first month and to connect with a licensed counselor today. crappychristianco.com/community to join the Crappy Christian Collective, a private membership community for people who want to grow in their understanding and application of Scripture for the real-life things we all face.

ActionPacked
A Modern-Day Horse Nomad

ActionPacked

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 17:09


Jess Isbrecht  describes herself as a horse nomad who travels full time with her partner Byron and their horses, Mackenzie and River. She hosts the Happy Trails podcast and has a blog called Ride+Climb.Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan
What We Really Think of Florida, Fighting Dark Thoughts, and Baby #3

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 62:59


It's our first time in 30A Florida and we're giving you our honest review of the beach town everyone talks about. Plus debating about when we should have baby number 3. To close the show we're sharing ways to fight dark thoughts that suck the joy out of everyday life. All that and more! It's about to get GOOD!

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan
Praying For Your Future

The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 70:52


Hey Fam, today we're taking a closer look at prayer and the powerful effects it has on our lives. Do you pray? How often? Are you consistently asking God to be intimately involved in your life? Today we're here to encourage you to do so and talk about the blessings it can yield. Stick around it's about to get GOOD. Check-In - Appropriate Comments amongst Couples (0:00). 20th Anniversary of 9/11 (13:20). GOOD News of the Week (21:30). Highs & Lows (24:05). GOOD Word of the Week (42:00). Time codes are rough :)