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The Shaun Thompson Show
December 2, 2021

The Shaun Thompson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 96:55


 The media is cooking the numbers on the economy. Then, Rob Cruz, Congressional Candidate for IL16 joins Shaun to discuss Chicago's 1000 murders and his fundraiser being held tomorrow. Plus, Greg Bishop, reporter for The Center Square and host of WMAY Morning Newsfeed in Springfield talks about if J.B. Pritzker will issue new COVID mandates.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Church of Lazlo Podcasts
Thursday 12.02.2021 - The Church Of Lazlo Podcast

Church of Lazlo Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 94:52


Is the last hour of work or school the hardest hour? Lazlo's son seems to think so but we can't blame him. *Someone on the text line is offering to let Slimfast test drive his 1995 sedan. Details are scarce but the model year is appealing. *It's a Christmas miracle! Lazlo has been looking for the perfect gift for his kids and today his prayers have been answered today. *Doomscrolling! The school shooter is not currently cooperating with police. Omicron has made it to the States. Unmoved by whiney babies on Facebook, Germany is implementing serious lockdowns for the unvaccinated. Democrats have heard your cries and say they are ready to end "Grinch Bots". You can now stay in the house from Home Alone and it sounds like Buzz might stop by. Alec Baldwin now says he never pointed the gun at anyone and certainly never pulled the trigger. Your Alexa is ready to cheat with you. Chicago's most infamous carjacker has been arrested and he's eleven years-old. Panhandlers are now using Ring doorbells to ask for cash. Man gets pulled over for speeding, man is suspected of DUI, man's passenger calls in fake robbery. *A woman on tik tok staged an entire fake wedding just to get attention from her ex. Looks like it didn't work but the phots are beautiful. *What's something really common that you've never experienced? Don't worry, none of us have ever been loved either. *People think they'll finally get a chance to relax when they're 43. If you're like us, you didn't stop relaxing until 40. *We all need last minute gift ideas. Lazlo needs autographed sports stuff, Julia needs a humidifier, Jeriney needs new coworkers, and Slimfast needs a clue. *You're the best! There's no one we would rather hang out with during the week than you. Please visit http://www.lazlo.church​ if you feel like supporting us and follow us on twitter and insta @churchoflazlo  Have a great day! See you tomorrow!    -Everybody Wang Chung!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The TreppWire Podcast
111. Hotel Loan Cures, Mixed Office News, Green Shoots in the Metaverse

The TreppWire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 49:24


In this week's episode, we discuss significant market swings and what is driving the rebound. Our theme this week revolves around several large cures in the hotel market. We also note some major office headlines and explain what is going on in the metaverse... In CMBS, we break down the latest delinquency numbers and dive into the issuance number which sets a post-GFC record. Listen here. Episode Notes: • Market swing, what is dominating the rebound (0:21) • Breaking down the delinquency report (7:48) • Issuance sets post-GFC issuance (14:30) • Hotel green shoots and loan cures (21:47) • CMBX 7 Chicago loan cured (25:55) • More hotel cures (31:00) • Office foot traffic (32:51) • Office headlines (37:55) • Digital land in the metaverse (41:10) • Life insurance commercial mortgage returns(44:52) • Shoutouts and Miami podcast (46:35) Questions or comments? Contact us at podcast@trepp.com. Follow Trepp: Twitter: www.twitter.com/TreppWire LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/trepp-llc Facebook: www.facebook.com/TreppLLC

McNeil & Parkins Show
Marcus Stroman introduced to Chicago (Hour 2)

McNeil & Parkins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:16


In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Paul Charchian of GuillotineLeagues.com to share the best fantasy football plays for this weekend. Then, Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards were suspended three games for manipulating the NFL's vaccination rules. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers only received a small fine. What the hell? Also, right-hander Marcus Stroman is officially a Chicago Cub after signing a three-year contract Wednesday. Mets radio play-by-play man Wayne Randazzo joined the Bernstein & Rahimi Show this morning with some insight on both the player and the person that Stroman is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode One
206 - Emergency Podcast [Preview] [Patreon Exclusive]

Episode One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 4:00


With the suits at the Zing! Podcast Network breathing down their necks, Branson, Andrew, and Charles scramble to record an emergency podcast. Full episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/206-emergency-59445941 Charles' band Solipse is playing at the Hideout in Chicago on December 6. Tickets here: https://bit.ly/31nmvIA

B&H Photography Podcast
"I Knew This Was Powerful" – Build Community Through Photography

B&H Photography Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 63:02


The title for this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is taken from a comment made by guest Tonika Johnson, describing the moment she recognized the effect her work could have on citizens of her hometown of Chicago. I'm certain that our other guests have had a similar moment when they see that their artistic work has gone beyond just the oohs and ahhs of aesthetes and afficionados and truly helps to educate and change the world for the better.   On today's program, we speak about photo projects that are used to address social problems and to bridge gaps between diverse people. In addition to Johnson, we welcome photographer John Noltner, the founder of A Peace of My Mind, and Michael Skoler, Communications Director at Weave: The Social Fabric Project.   From Skoler we learn of the founding of Weave by the Aspen Institute and its mission to enable “weavers” to create connections between varied people, to act as good neighbors, and to “heal” communities. A Peace of My Mind, which has collaborated with Weave, uses photography and portraiture to foster discussions on peace and its many interpretations. Through exhibitions, workshops, and even his new book, Noltner's visual storytelling sparks conversation and, hopefully, brings new understandings on diversity and tolerance.   In the second half of the program, we focus on the work of Tonika Johnson and her Folded Map Project, which provides a unique method to compare historically segregated neighborhoods in Chicago and, ultimately, to bring the residents of these neighborhoods together. We speak with Johnson of her work as a photo teacher and activist and learn how this project had been gestating since her high-school days. Join us for this inspirational conversation.   Guests:  Michael Skoler, John Noltner, Tonika Johnson  Photograph © John Noltner

The Habershow: Tom Haberstroh’s NBA Podcast

Tom and Amin are joined by Sam Amick to discuss the tampering fines assessed by the league against Miami and Chicago, when Bogdan Bogdanovich was "betraded", the Kangs management situation, and if the Lakers are salvageable. Finally some Tom's Trivia and an Amin rant about Lavar Ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
The O'Reilly Update, December 2, 2021

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 12:45


Voters question Joe Biden's ability to end the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Organization calls for a holiday boycott of ‘White Businesses', Homicides in Chicago reach record highs, a new survey ranks the most expensive cities on the planet. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day, welfare in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dave & Darren's Top Five Things
They Call Me Big Nose

Dave & Darren's Top Five Things

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:17


The man with the world's longest nose is recognized by the Guinness World Records. A Golden Girls fan convention is happening in Chicago next year. 

Some of My Best Friends Are
Crime, Fear and Alternatives to Policing

Some of My Best Friends Are

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 44:24


Reeling from a terrible string of crimes that happened recently in Ben's neighborhood in Chicago, Khalil and Ben wrestle with the question of how to respond to violence so people can feel safe, without over-policing communities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Eric in the Morning
Bad Secret Santa Gifts and Sex Crazed Elephants 12/02/2021

Eric in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 23:07


Chelsea Mike'd Up
S3:E13 - Best Club in the World is in the USA

Chelsea Mike'd Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 38:42


It's official... We're the Best Club in the World! On this episode of Chelsea Mic'd Up, Brandon, Lee, Emily, and Andre review what went down against Manchester, including Lee getting photobombed by Ronaldo and Lukaku making a crucial appearance. Then our hosts can't help but get excited for the Women's FA Cup Final this weekend. Plus, Chelsea FC are in the middle of their US tour with the Champions League trophy and Brandon takes us along to chat with hardcore Blues.

Loper & Randi in The Morning
12-2-21 Loper & Randi - Alec Baldwin, Home Alone House, Know It Or Blow It, WTA Boycots China, Deep Fakes, Killer Gifts, Army Of Thieves

Loper & Randi in The Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 122:55


The 'Home Alone' house in Chicago is available as an Air BnB. Alec Baldwin says he absolutely did not pull the trigger of the gun on his movie set. We play a game of 'Know It Or Blow It' for tickets to see Steel Panther. Tiger Woods' son might be the next great golfer. Plus, the Brady Bunch, Eddie Vedder, deep fakes, Army of Thieves, Spotify wrapped and more!

2 Old 4 TikTok
TikTok Drama, New Trends, The Kardashians and Celebrity Kid Shared Accounts

2 Old 4 TikTok

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 35:11


Dena and Melissa start the show discussing Hanukkah gifts and pandemic enlarged feet. First up is a new trend using audio of a Facetime call and a girl having a breakdown. The text over the videos reads, “When your bestie says ft but it's not that kind of ft.” We shout out one of our favorites from @yoleendadong.  5:00 - Brooklyn Bagel Hinge Drama We break down the latest niche TikTok drama revolving around Jonah Green @verybadatsports connecting with girls on dating apps just to get intel about the best bagels in NYC. Creators @stopitparis, @swagmoneykaite, and @tylo_len weigh in.  11:30 - Song and Audio Trends Melissa keeps seeing this country barn dance by @sabrinaprater625 with users duetting it as different parts of the barn scenario. Audio from @nomeatmashers video about Chicago-style pizza has gone viral. A song trend called Drilla by Opps and Blocks is trending, we explain examples from @4_seasons_landscaping_, @averyy.saldivar, and @landonbarkerr. 18:00 - Celebrity and Kid Shared Accounts We explain the new phenomenon of celebrities creating joint accounts with their young children. Kim Kardashian and North West (@Kimandnorth) lead the pack. Of course, Penelope and Kourtney are also getting in on the fun (@pandkourt). We feature a video from Kardashian Kolloquim @kardashian_kolloquium explaining why they're doing this and another video by Emily C Schwartz @emilycschwartz. Bethanny Frankel and her daughter (@bethannypeanut) are also jumping on the joint account trend.  Check out all these videos and more on our blog (2old4tiktok.com), Instagram (@2old4tiktokpod), and TikTok (@2old4tiktok_podcast). 

Chicago's Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson

0:00 - The Omicron is here! 11:55 - Dan & Amy give updates on the Oxford, MI high school shooting 29:44 - Dan & Amy take a look at Roe v Wade and yesterday's SCOTUS case 50:42 - Dan & Amy preview tonight's  Alec Baldwin interview with George Stephanopoulos 01:04:32 - Pro-life attorney and spokesperson for Parents for the Protection of Girls, Mary Fiorito, discusses yesterday's Roe v Wade SCOTUS case. For more on Parents for the Protection of Girls - saveparentalnotification.com 01:20:55 -  Author of What Next, Chicago? Notes of a Pissed-Off Native Son, Matt Rosenberg, shares some Cold Comfortas Deadly Crime Mounts, Liberal, Educated Hyde Park Gets Schooled on Epistemology. Purchase What Next, Chicago?here 01:33:06 -  Author of  The Coming Collapse of China  and The Great U.S.-China Tech War, Gordon Chang, chat's with Dan & Amy about China and Hunter's “laptop from hell” Follow Gordon on twitter - @GordonGChang 01:46:59 - Comedian Tim Slaigle lightens the mood and shares a few laughs with Dan & Amy. Tim is appearing this weekend, Fri & Sat, at CGs Comedy Bolingbrook. Check out his new comedy special by downloading the Dry Bar + app, use promo code timslagle, and get a month of Dry Bar comedy free! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

StribSports Daily Delivery
Byron Buxton joy then MLB pain; Wild leading scorer Ryan Hartman joins the show; Marcus Fuller on Gophers hoops

StribSports Daily Delivery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 46:22


In a sprawling edition of Daily Delivery, host Michael Rand starts with a day of extremes for Twins baseball fans. Wednesday started with the news conference to formally announce Byron Buxton's seven-year contract extension, a joyous occasion for Twins fans. But then the Twins showed they didn't learn anything from last year's pitching missteps by signing Dylan Bundy. And later in the day, MLB's lockout became official, meaning a work stoppage and no other chances to improve the roster for what figures to be at least a couple months. 8:00: Wild forward Ryan Hartman, off to a blistering start with a team-leading 12 goals for one of the NHL's highest-scoring teams, joins the show to talk about his hot start, his journey to the NHL from South Carolina, the importance of taking time off, and how he skipped a Spanish test to watch a Stanley Cup parade in Chicago. 24:00: Gophers men's basketball beat writer Marcus Fuller joins the show to talk about that team's 6-0 start. Though much of that good start has come against lesser competition -- with tougher opponents soon to come -- it's still a surprisingly good beginning to the Ben Johnson era. 43:00: As D'Angelo Russell goes, so go the Wolves.

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur
E233 Sara Long – The Makeup Historian

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 31:24


MEET SARA LONG:Sara Long teaches United States history at multiple universities. She graduated with her MA in history from CSUF, in 2017, and her BA in history and minor in anthropology in 2015. From 2013 to 2015, she helped with collections management and conservation projects at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. In addition to teaching, Long remains active in the public history sector by participating in and managing several projects. She is currently drafting the master plan of development for the Museum of Cosmetic History. Long aspires to establish cosmetic history as a legitimate and respected scholarship focus for future historians by providing them with properly preserved pieces of cosmetic heritage. CONTACT:https://anchor.fm/themakeuphistorian (https://anchor.fm/themakeuphistorian) https://www.instagram.com/themakeuphistorian/ (https://www.instagram.com/themakeuphistorian/) https://twitter.com/makeuphistorian (https://twitter.com/makeuphistorian) https://www.youtube.com/themakeuphistorian (https://www.youtube.com/themakeuphistorian) SUPPORT THE SHOW BECAUSE I LOVE PUPPIES!1)https://meetfox.com/en/ (MEETFOX) Monetize your time with an easy-to-use online platform. Use promo code “yuri” for 2 MONTHS FREE! 2) https://taliadinapoli.com/a/rewards/r/m8q3ZlTx (Talia di Napoli – PIZZA) Click on the title for $6.00 off your order of AMAZING pizza shipped fresh from Napoli https://www.gettaxhub.com/?rfsn=4356929.38ee2a (3) TAXHUB) NEED ACCOUNTING HELP? – Sign up for A Less Taxing Way To Work With A CPA. Get a free intro call with a tax professional. 4) https://www.audible.com/ep/freetrial?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R (Audible.com) This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audiobooks. Click on the link to get a 30-day free trial, complete with a credit for a free audiobook download 5) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BITCOIN OR CRYPTOCURRENCY?BUY MY BOOK BECAUSE IT'S AMAZING!!! I'll EVEN SIGN IT FOR YOU : )https://amzn.to/3afTmOu (BE LEFT BEHIND: Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandma Beats You to It) http://www.advanceyourart.com/captivate-podcast/eduardo-placer/yuricataldo.com (yuricataldo.com) CREDITS: Our theme music is written and mixed by Chicago-based composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Black of the Black's Backbone collaborative. And produced by REB Records. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

The Thomistic Institute
Higher and More Lovable: The Nature - and Importance - of the Common Good | Prof. Jennifer Frey

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:59


This talk was given on October 25, 2021 at Regent University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the Speaker: Jennifer A. Frey (University of South Carolina) received her BA from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana in 2000, and her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. In 2013 she was Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago prior to taking up her current appointment as Assistant Professor in the Philosophy department at the University of South Carolina. Jennifer's research interests lie at the intersection of virtue ethics and action theory. She has publications in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, The Journal of Analytic Philosophy, and in several edited volumes. She is the recipient of several grants, including coa 2.1 million dollar project awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, titled "Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning in Life." She is currently at work on three separate book projects.

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
12-02-21 - Entertainment Drill - THU - Golden Girl Con Coming To Chicago Only Betty White Is Still Alive - Home Alone House Available On Air BnB - Billie Eilish Is PETA's Person Of The Year

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 13:29


Holmberg's Morning Sickness - The Entertainment Drill - Thursday December 2, 2021

City Cast Chicago
So...How About That Transparency Promised in Ward Remapping?

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 15:21


We've been covering Chicago's ward remap at City Cast Chicago, but here's a reminder: The remap process takes place every decade after the census, and it's meant to reflect changing demographics of the city. Each time, transparency and public input are promised. Then alderpersons gather behind closed doors and negotiate with each other about which boundaries would serve each of them and allow them to be reelected. Dec. 1 — Wednesday — was the deadline for approving a new map. But in the days leading up to it, City Council meetings were canceled, the mayor left town, and the public still hadn't seen an official map. Without a map approved by at least 41 alderpersons, there's now a chance voters could have final say on Chicago's ward boundaries. But politics reporter A.D. Quig explains it's just a chance and there's still a lot more negotiating and dealing to come. Guest: A.D. Quig — Politics reporter, Crain's Chicago Business Listen to our past coverage of the census and ward remap: The push for an Asian American–majority ward An alternative, independent mapping process How shifting demographics shift political power Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Straight Up Chicago Investor
Episode 106: Restoring Pilsen's Old World Architecture Since 1998 with Gordy Payne

Straight Up Chicago Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 46:36


From toilets falling through ceilings, to gentrification, Gordy Payne has seen it all as a hands-on owner in Pilsen. Gordy took a chance on Pilsen due to its proximity to downtown and made a name for himself for his ability to restore beautiful vintage buildings. He fully committed to the community, and for this, the community has treated him well.    Gordy provides a summarized oral history of Pilsen over the last two decades while pointing out rehab gotchas, investor nuggets, and local street-level nuances that all investors new or experienced can learn from.  Tune in, get inspired, and learn something new.....and then leave us that review :) Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Gordy Payne from Pilsen Apts LLC | Email Gordy (pilsenapts@gmail.com) Link: Two New Affordable Developments Planned for Pilsen Sponsors: Appeal.tax and Pentwater Cabinetry ----------------- Guest Questions 04:30 City Of Chicago will fine you if you don't shovel your sidewalks! 07:18 What was the Neighborhood of Pilsen like in the 1990s? 10:59 What makes Pilsen residents so protective over their neighborhood? 13:28 Why was Pilsen attractive to investors in the early 2000s? 17:51 What is unique about the construction in Pilsen that Chicago investors need to plan for? 23:08 -What makes Pilsen floor plans unique? 24:22 What are potential tenant expectations in Pilsen, Chicago? 26:23 What year did Pilsen really start to turn into a neighborhood? 28:16 What does new construction look like in Pilsen? 33:54 What is the difference between the neighborhood Heart Of Chicago and Pilsen? 36:35 How has the City Of Chicago supported change in Pilsen? 38:33 Secret to success for Landlords in Pilsen. Wrap Up Questions 44:44 What is your competitive advantage?  45:50 You must fall in love with your property! 46:47 What do you do for fun?  47:11 Self Development activity?  48:09 Local Network Recommendation?  That's our show! Thanks for listening! ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast
When Consolidated Agencies are Not a Holding Company

The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 30:13


Tim Ringle is Global CEO of Meet the People, an “international family of unified but independent agencies. In the three months since its inception, Meet the People has acquired 3 agency brands. Tim has bigger plans. He intends to bring in a total of up to 15 agencies, reaching from Canada and the US to Europe and Asia. “We have 400 people in North America right now. We want to be 2,000 people in at most 18 to 24 months globally.” Even though he is acquiring agencies at a fast pace, Tim says what he is not building a holding company. He explains that holding companies have been consolidating the industry, the trend a “survival response” to complications from the digitization of processes and channels and, more recently, because covid has changed how work is done. He says small agencies may need to hire one or more people “just to handle the benefits, taxes, payroll, inflation, and salary increases” of those employees who now want to work from “anywhere,” where “anywhere” has different laws, tax rates, and costs of living and working than at an agency's home office. Tim sees holding companies as a powerful trend. Even though there are 14,000 independent agencies in the United States, six major holding company networks “own sixty percent of the entire media industry within the agency space.” However, Tim says, they often don't act in the best interests of their clients because they are driven from the top by financial rather than client interests. He claims that both small, independent agencies and holding companies often fail in communicating when passing clients from one agency or holding-company-entity to the next. “They're only going to talk to each other if there's some money to be made in between . . . there's a lot of lost information . . . .” In Meet the People's “family,” the agency owns its affiliate agencies, but the people within those affiliate agencies also “own a part of Meet the People.” The network structure provides “a fully integrated approach for brands . . . to cross-pollinate across multiple services,” the opportunity for the agency to build multi-brand micro-offices, and scalable support for dealing with “anywhere” variances. Tim says, “Keep the brand, be the best you can, but let us create connective tissue between the different companies to see if we can increase share volume with a client.” Tim has a lot of experience building global agencies. He says he has learned that it is extremely important, “especially in the beginning of the engagement,” to build trust with the client. To do this, his team of disparate agencies will need to work as one. Tim is bringing his people together physically to take time to create “a deep understanding and culture between all the different offices, people, trades, and brands,” building what Tim describes as an “integrated DNA.” They also will be discussing the implementation of individualized OKRs (Objectives, Key Results), a tech tool for tracking accountability. Tim says his agency is very focused on operational excellence, on brand positioning, on bringing really good entrepreneurs . . . and on hyper-goals. He says it is important to make the right decisions now because, “if you build something with small cracks, they become massive gaps when you are at scale.”  As his agency network continues to grow, Tim is excited about finding “really talented entrepreneurs who want to change the industry who can't or are tapping out” with their skills/abilities/finances and being able, through Meet the People, to provide the experience, capital, and structure and small-enough scale “where they can actually still move things.”  Tim can be reached on his agency's website at: https://www.meet-the-people.com/. Transcript Follows: ROB: Welcome to the Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast I'm your host Rob Kischuk and I'm joined today by Tim Ringle, Global CEO at Meet the People based in New York, New York. Welcome to the podcast, Tim. TIM: Hi, Rob. Thank you for having me. ROB: It's great to have you here. Why don't you start off by telling us about Meet the People, what is the business, and what are you all best at. TIM: I think, to understand what we are building with Meet the People, you have to understand a bit of my background. I've been an entrepreneur in the agency space – primarily digital agency space for 24 years. That sounds long but I'm also 45 years old so I can carry that. I started my first agency literally in the basement of my friend's house. We started as a SEO agency digital marketing agency, very much focused on performance marketing. I was blessed to be able to do that in '98, '99 – when this industry was about to develop and therefore was able build that business to 150 people and then sell the business. After that, I did a reverse takeover of the company that bought my business –and that got me to around 400 people in Europe. So, I started my first business in Germany – my native Germany – and we scaled the 400 people agency that was all across Europe into 1,000 people. It was stock market listed in beautiful Paris. I left that to move to the dark side of the ad industry as I call it. Having built multiple agencies as an independent agency entrepreneur, you were always battling the holding companies, right? And I swore to myself many times because they beat me and sometimes I beat them. That's how it works, right? I swore to them I would never work for them. So, I ended up moving to New York City and working for 1 of the holding companies who always wanted to acquire my business. So, I did that for 3 years within IPG. I have to say the experience was amazing. I really learned a ton of stuff that I couldn't learn from being someone who was leading 1,000 people. Now I was part of 65,000 people. I inherited an agency there – once again, a performance marketing agency – around 1,000 people – and then left it after 3 years scaling it to 3,000 people. So, I've done this a couple of times and what we're building with Meet the People is what I would say is version number four of my vision of what an independent agency network should look like. We're building it with my 24 years of experience of what I liked and disliked in the agencies that I've built in the past. What I liked the most was that people in the advertising industry are mainly driven by culture. If you're good in your trade in advertising, you can get a job anywhere on the client side in tech companies. You can build your own company because marketing, just like legal, is a service that you always need everywhere. So, selling a product, branding a product, coming up with a marketing strategy is something you can use pretty much in every business in the world. It's 1 of the integrated parts. Why do people choose to work for an agency? Because they love the culture in agencies, right? What we're doing at Meet the People – when we looked at the industry and I had – I still have the same vision. I'm building a global agency network as an alternative to the large holding companies. I figured that nobody's talking about the people anymore. Everybody's talking about technology, data, automation, and how computers will replace us, how AI will come up with creatives – all this kind of stuff. It's true that the technology has enabled us to be extremely more efficient. But, in the end, the new Coke logo or the new “just do it” from Nike does not come out of AI or a computer, it comes out of the brain of a human being a creative strategist. So, we believe (or I believe) that we have to remember in the ad industry that it's all about the people. We are a service industry. Without the people who are sitting behind the machines and using the machines, tech enabled, we're not going to produce disruptive, new ideas that actually put a brand on the map. That's why we're building Meet the People. I can obviously talk much more about it. But that's kind of it in a nutshell. ROB: When you say an agency network . . . what does that look like when it's an agency network? It's not a holding company. I'm curious about the differentiation of some of the different agencies within the network and how you think about that – because your website is very people-centric. It's more about the people, the partners, than it is about this brand and this specialization and this other thing we just acquired and all that you see in the holding company world. TIM: Correct. So, why am I not calling it a holding company? A holding company has one purpose – and it is a financial orientation. right? So, a holding company is most a holding company because it is actually managed by finance people. I don't necessarily I don't want to diss anyone. But I would say that a finance-led company most probably will be struggling with creating the best strategy, best creative, and best outcome for their clients. They might create the best outcome for themselves, right? That's why we're not calling ourselves a holding company. We are running this network of agencies who, don't misunderstand me, we do own the agencies – and the people within the agencies own a part of Meet the People. That's the concept. We are building this, first of all, to fulfill a fully integrated approach for brands so, instead of just servicing one client within one specialty with one agency, we are allowing the conversation to be elevated and to cross-pollinate across multiple services. For example, when our creative agency, VSA Partners, out of Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Beautiful, creative design work and strategy. When they come up with a brand refresh or rebranding or brand strategy – I would love to see that through until you actually can see it on TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn – wherever that brand comes to life besides on brochures, in magazines, or the logo or the CI. Many independent agencies, because of their size and their financial scrutiny because they're small, can't invest a lot of capital into innovation or additional services. They can't see that journey through. That means you have a lot of inefficient handshakes in between. That happens in holding companies because they're structured that way, but it happens in independent agencies as well. One independent agency is a hundred people might be excellent in creative. The next one might be excellent in social media. But they're only going to talk to each other if there's some money to be made in between. There's a lot of lost information when a chief creative officer comes up with a brand strategy and somebody implements that on social media in community management. We want to make that a much more seamless flow with less barriers for the client but also more excitement for the people involved because you actually see the product living there and a colleague of you in another agency – but it's part of our structure – has basically put that on the social channel or billboard. ROB: When you come to thinking about – there's, obviously, within a holding company lots of capabilities, you're talking about these more seamless handoffs. How do you think about building that team? Did you go out hunting for best of breed agencies to bring them into the group or did you build some capabilities from scratch? How did you think about this? TIM: We were going to do both. We started Meet the People three months ago and since then we had 3 agency brands join us – so we acquired 3 brands. Three agencies and we're going to bring more than 10 – probably 15 plus – companies into Meet the People as a group. We're going to do that in North America – so we already have US, Canada, some capabilities. We're going to do it in Europe and then we're going to do it in Asia. How we decide what to go for depends on what services we need next in that journey. Right now, we have a very strong creative agency with VSA Partners and we have a very strong experiential agency with Public Labels. We have certain services that sit in a similar bucket where the client sees the service, so that adjacent service is part of the scope. If we don't service that ourselves. then we should basically fill that gap either with another agency joining us or with building these capabilities organically with the acquire or actually hire before revenue. Ultimately, we want to have a seamless handshake between the different trades. ROB: We have 2 former guests who have been acquired into a similar opportunity recently – which is interesting. We had Chantel from Imagine Media and Techwood Digital were both acquired. Jared Belski, who was the CEO of 360i, has rolled up 3 or 4 agencies. That's all I know. Is this a trend or is this just 2 people that happen to have done a similar thing and why now? TIM: No, it is a trend. As much as I don't like the traditional holding company model, we have to respect that the holding companies have created an industry. Because there's 14,000 independent agencies in the United States alone. Fourteen thousand and there are six networks and the six networks own sixty percent of the entire media industry within the agency space, right? So they've created an industry. We all live in that ecosystem and that industry. The trend right now and primarily driven by the extreme success of what whatever intention Martin Sorrell, Sir Martin Sorrell, had to bid as for capital. If it was ego, if it was revenge, I don't know. He only knows. But he has been extremely successful from a financial perspective doing that because there is a gap, a vacuum in the Market. So, there's models like that that are older than the S4 Capital MediaMonks model. MediaMonks is only 3 years old but Stagwell MDC by Mark Penn is 5-6 years old and You & Mr. Jones is also 7 years old, I think. So, there's a couple of these what we call an agency rollup network model. They existed for years. What has changed in the industry is covid has accelerated the fact that independent agencies got scrutinized because of their size. Before, when you were 100 people, you could live a very good life as an independent agency. There's two real trends. One is the digitalization of processes and channels. At the same time covid is putting extraordinary pressure on talent, new work. This is all very complicated for smaller companies to handle because now your people tell you, “I want to work from anywhere.” How are you going to do that from a benefits perspective . . . tax perspective? It creates complications. Clients are the same. “Oh, I don't need you to come into my office anymore, but I want to take T&E out of your expenses.” Economy of scale becomes more and more important. A couple of people have understood that, so these networks are created over the last couple of years. But they're also created all over the planet. So there are networks in Asia, networks in Europe, networks in the US. There's only very few who can bridge multiple continents. This is one thing we're going to do with Meet the People. We're going to bridge multiple continents because we believe (or I believe) that our clients want the same quality of service across multiple jurisdictions that are not only North America. So, I've not invented this model, right? They exist. They're very successful. The main reason why they're successful is that, when you have, as I said, 100 people on your P&L, it's very difficult for you to invest a million dollars into innovation technology. You might only have a million dollars of profit and you want to keep some of that. Usually, it's very difficult for them to hire before revenue, to anticipate bigger jumps. In economy of scale, it's easier for us to say, “Ten, twenty percent of our EBITA goes to a business strategy consultancy layer that most agencies can't afford or a technology IP that you actually own as a company. We can make these investments. And that makes it extremely attractive. ROB: How do the capital markets feel about this sort of arrangement? I know there's a lot of money out there looking for yield. I could also see the case that you just have to self-finance this sort of thing if you want to. Where is the money side of the world? Are they looking to fund this sort of thing because they need something to believe in and something that's going to give them better than inflation? Although inflation is getting pretty good now. TIM: Let's make a relatable example. Let's imagine you have a million dollars excess capital right now. You have it lying around. Where are you going to put it? You can put it into crypto. Very risky. You can put it into NFTs. Even riskier. You can put it into traditional venture capital. So, there's a lot of money in the market. But there's also a lot of options in the market. You know pre-IPO, post-IPO, or FinTech, software as a service, space – there's so many categories. The service business as a sector in general or the advertising industry service side of it – not MarTech AdTech – it's not the most attractive industry to invest money. Why? Because you have no tangible assets. The desks, the computers – they're all at home right now. As people, as a company, you maybe own intellectual property. But mostly you have a lot of walking assets and that's your people. For the longest time, the ad industry was not super attractive for larger investors. That has dramatically changed because of the pressure coming from tech. Tech has gotten so heavy on advertising and so relying on advertising. Same time that there's more capital in the market and that a couple of people, including Sir Martin and others, have proven that you can make real money there. Most of the investment in this space is private equity and I would say large family offices. ROB: It's fascinating just to see this emerge. I think I hear what you're saying that you know there's all these different factors in play, right? You have some firms that are a little bit “walking wounded” due to . . . it does get complicated when people want to be in different states and now you're having to pay taxes on your payroll in different states. There's an economy to having 1,000 people, 10,000 people where you know what there's a department that handles that baked into the margins of the overall business. I totally get it. TIM: Yeah, and you don't go through this alone, right? If you have a 50-people business and 20 people decide they don't want to work from New York anymore or LA, they're going to work from anywhere, you need to hire at least 1 more person just to handle the benefits, taxes, payroll plus inflation increases plus salary increases. So, it's complicated. What's important about Meet the People is we give that layer at scale, but the agency brands stay independent in their DNA. We're not changing their brands. VSA Partners that joined us at the beginning of the year is VSA Partners. They've done that. This work for 40 years . . . successful. They're an incredible, talented shop and great people. Why would we change any of that? Doesn't make any sense. Keep the brand, be the best you can, but let us create connective tissue between the different companies to see if we can increase share volume with a client. You're already sitting on an amazing client. You define the strategy. Why don't we talk about who actually builds the website, who actually manages social media? Why don't we talk about it because we already have that relationship? That is very attractive to companies who don't have that client access. There's a lot of independent agencies who are very specialized, who would die to get into a client like Google or IBM or Ford who just can't because they don't have the gravitas.  ROB: When it comes to new and existing business, it sounds like you have some thoughts about the role of location. But the role of location is different from what it used to be. On the one hand you mentioned having offices and having people in these different geographies. But you also had this dynamic where some of the agencies that are joining the network may have played very much off a home field advantage that may not be the case anymore. So, how are you looking at the strategic role of geography? TIM: I think geography stays extremely important. I'm someone who grew up with in-person meetings and built businesses within in-person meetings. I do believe in-person meetings to create chemistry. Especially in the beginning of the engagement with the client, it's extremely important because you're not only buying a service, you're buying the trust into the person across from you. Because there's so many agencies out there. So many service providers out there. Who are you going to go for if the service is extremely comparable and they sadly so are? In the creative space, not as much, but in the digital execution, who does better search than that person – there is a chemistry factor to that. I think in person will stay extremely relevant. Our strategy here is to say, instead of having large headquarters, we're going to have more micro-offices. When we have 10 agencies, let's say in North America, it's extremely likely that we end up having 20 offices all over the place. Instead of having one person in a WeWork, we're going to have 20 people from maybe 5 different agencies in Austin, Texas. Or we're going to have the same in Dallas, or we're going to have the same in San Francisco. We already have 5 offices in North America and anyone from these companies can really work from anywhere within these proximities. We also hire outside of these proximities because we want to have at some point an office in Miami, maybe in New Orleans, and whatnot. So, I foresee that we have certain client-centric larger footprints in New York, LA, San Francisco. We have Boulder, Colorado, we have Chicago, we have Toronto . . . but we're going to have a lot of micro-offices because we need to have flexibility. That's new work. This is part of that. Maybe one of the things we got from covid . . . besides covid. ROB: Really fascinating. Tim, we quite often ask people what lessons they've learned and what they would do differently, but it strikes me that you are actually in the process of getting to do things differently. You know we say, what would you do if you were starting over? You, you have had a chance to do that in some cases. An interesting thing about this model is you're kind of starting on third base but you have agencies who have made it here on their own journeys and you're having to coalesce something together. What are you doing differently in the structuring of Meet the People that you learned in your past and said, “It's got to be different”? TIM: One thing that we're doing the same is creating a deep understanding and culture between all the different offices, people, trades, and brands. I've done this before. The last business I managed for IPG, I ended up having 72 offices around the globe. The business before had 25 offices around the globe and we made sure that these people met physically. It sounds counterintuitive during covid but, the fact that you spend time together workshopping. For example, let's say we have five companies and all their creatives can come together in one location for three days and talk about the differences of their work approach. That would be such a forming experience for them because they all are going to learn from that. You have some people who have done this for 40 years. You have some people who are doing this for 4 years. It's that culture of respect, of understanding, of bringing the different traits together. I think that is extremely powerful. I learned through this journey that you can have you can have the best product in the world. If your people don't believe in it, you're not going to go anywhere. Creating that belief and creating that culture and creating that integrated DNA is a little bit of magic that's extremely important to build a successful business. That's what I learned. What I go to do different, and I kind of promised my wife I would, is travel less. I don't think that's not happening. What I try to do is travel a little bit less because covid allows for that new model. The second thing that I learned is to run an agency a little bit more like an agile tech company. Not because I want to strip away the creativity or anything – none of none of that. The problem in many agencies is that there's a lack of accountability because of a mutual understanding that the creative process is complicated. You know what I mean. Building a tech product is as complicated and needs as much creativity. But somehow there are better levers or control mechanisms in there that allow you to achieve a target in your planning session a little bit quicker and more agile. We want to apply a little bit of startup thinking to a very traditional industry. ROB: I think anybody in the startup industry would claim the same degree of creativity and the same degree of craftsmanship. I'm very much from a software development background and if you want to talk about something that resists measurement. People always say, “Building software is not the same as building a house. You can stamp out houses, but software is a different thing.” Yet within technology there are certain constraints that you talk about. You don't get to just walk away and say, “Well I'm sorry. It'll take some amount of time and we'll show up and it'll be great. There's process to it. TIM: In the advertising industry, that is not always the case. People walk away and they say, “I'm going to come back in a week or two because I don't know when I'm going to come to a product.” I get that because it's creative and it needs time but in many of these trades you can have OKR's, for example. So you can have certain accountability factors or set certain targets. That's how you can manage a large company. A bit more agile and efficient.  ROB: Yeah, so to talk about OKR's for a moment because they're popularly said, but I think sometimes poorly understood. Where did you come to a good understanding of them and how do you think about deploying them? TIM: I've got to be honest with you. This is why I got my management team together in New York this week. They're all here in the office in New York – came in from Germany, London, Connecticut. Sounds like a long trip but we're all coming together. ROB: Can be. TIM: We are coming together right now, here in New York, to decide “how do we implement OKR's within an agency environment” and we're not done with that journey. We're not done with the discussion, but we do know we want to approach it a little bit different than the last 3 times we did it together. I think in six months' time I can answer that question much better. I do believe that OKR's need to be very individualized. Your overall underlying principles are the same, but you have to individually craft it towards your organization because you don't want to over-engineer it as well, right? You need to give people the freedom. So, I will be able to answer that question in three to six months ROB: Sounds good, sounds good. Tim, as you're thinking about what's next for Meet the People and for this evolved holding company model, what's coming up next? What are you excited about? TIM: For us, it's hyper-goals. We have 400 people in North America right now. We want to be 2,000 people in at most 18 to 24 months globally. So, we are very much focused on making the right decisions now because, once you build something with small cracks, they become massive gaps when you are at scale. So, we're very much focused on operational excellence, on our brand positioning, on bringing really good entrepreneurs. When I look at companies, we have to do the financial background checks and stuff like that needs to be in order. But I'm looking much more for entrepreneurs who see that the industry needs to change. That is where the minds are aligned with the companies we are looking at and acquiring and partnering with. That's what I'm most excited about, finding really talented entrepreneurs who want to change the industry who can't or are tapping out with their skills or their abilities or financially and asking, how do I get from 50 to 100 people? How do I get from 100 to 200 people? We bring the experience. We bring the capital. We bring structure where they can actually still move things – because we're not 10,000 people or 5,000 people like our competitors are. So, that's what gets me most excited. Then, obviously, there's always something new in our industry, there's always something new, right? It never stops. I remember when I built my first agency, I thought, when I master search, I'm going to be done with this. Affiliate marketing comes along. Oh well. Then I master affiliate marketing. Then social came and I mastered social. Programmatic came. It never ends – and that's also, to some extent, very exciting because you keep having to learn and adapt. At some point, I will age out, where people will tell me, “Tim you know what? Just drink your coffee. You know we have got it because you don't, and you don't get it anymore.” ROB: (Laughs) Ah, so it's always a struggle to try and figure out what things you might be aging out of and what things are just a little weird. It's always a little bit of both. TIM: That's right. And what's the little bit of bullshit right now in the industry that you can just face over. You don't need to go deep. ROB: I think there were moments early in social where it felt very experimental. It felt very strange. It felt very frothy. We've been through that on an influencer. You were around. I was around. You look at the crypto world and it seems almost like – I could be dead wrong – I think the thing that's most misunderstood but also well observed now about the dot Com era is everything happened eventually. But it didn't happen then. That's maybe where we're at with crypto. I'm not sure. TIM: Well, like crypto is one thing, but then think about NFTs, right?  ROB: Yeah, I'm lumping that in. Yeah TIM: Okay, if you lump it all into one OKR, fair enough. I can talk for hours about my diverse opinions on NFTs and the NFT world. Nevertheless, we have clients who are extremely excited about and who really want to deploy capital, being part of that industry because there's the strong underlying belief of making something really good at the same time. There is this unnecessary social hype on certain topics where I'm thinking, “Guys, you're destroying something that was meant to be really good. I think blockchain and crypto is falling or has fallen into a similar trap where the underlying idea . . . because technically I'm an engineer, right? I got my first pc when I was eleven. Taught myself coding and all this kind of stuff. So, I love the idea of blockchain and decentralized holding of assets and accountability and ledgers. That's amazing. It could solve so many problems in world. The problem is that when dodgecoin comes along in Shibona or whatever, the next thing is, it drags it in the dirt. The underlying technology is incredible. The sad story is people want to get rich fast and lots of them don't. ROB: That's right. It happened before. People built the worst websites in the world for a couple million bucks back once-upon-a-time early internet. TIM: But you remember when you could buy 1 pixel on a website or something like that for a thousand dollars and there were these crazy businesses out there and it's coming back, just differently now. My hope is that just like the dot com bubble . . . yes, there was a hype. Yes, there was a crash but, after that an actual industry developed. So, I'm hoping that we're going to go through the same thing with NFTs and some of these offsprings of crypto. ROB: That makes complete sense. Well, Tim, Thanks for hopping on. Thanks for illuminating us on what's going on in this holding company opportunity, what you're doing with that. I think it's interesting you started and you kind of knew what it looked like to run a large organization. I can imagine starting with 2 people in a closet might not always be the best use of those skills. It's neat to see the industry lining up in a way that that lets us see so much happen so quickly. So, thanks for coming on. Good to have you, Tim. TIM: Thanks Rob for having me. Thank you so much. Really appreciate it. ROB: Alright, be well, thanks, bye.

Haymarket Books Live
Taking Children, Taking the Land: Nick Estes with Rebecca Nagle

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 88:29


Join Nick Estes and Rebecca Nagle for an urgent discussion of the ongoing attack on Indigenous children and Indigenous land. Nick Estes puts into historical context recent headlines surrounding the discovery of mass graves of Native children at Canadian residential schools. The removal of Indigenous children from their communities and families has a long genocidal legacy that persists today, well beyond the boarding school era in Canada and the United States. The attack on Indigenous children is an attack on Indigenous sovereignty and land, and there is urgency to uphold protections that are under assault by the right wing, such as the Indian Child Welfare Act. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is the author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019), coeditor with Jaskiran Dhillon of Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and coauthor with Melanie K. Yazzie, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, and David Correia of Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation (PM Press, 2021). In 2014 he cofounded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization, and he is cohost of The Red Nation podcast. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Intercept, Jacobin, Indian Country Today, High Country News, and other publications. Estes was an American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University (2017–2018) and until 2021 was an assistant professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. He joins the faculty of the University of Minnesota Department of American Indian Studies in 2022. Rebecca Nagle is an award-winning journalist and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Nagle hosted Crooked Media's podcast This Land, telling the story of a Supreme Court case about tribal land in Oklahoma, the small town murder that started the case, and the surprising connection to her own family history. You can find her writing on issues of Native representation and tribal sovereignty in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Guardian, USA Today, Teen Vogue, Indian Country Today, and other publications. Nagle was awarded the 2020 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for her reporting. She has also been named to the YBCA 100 and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's Native American 40 under 40. Nagle lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is a partnership between Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books. Lannan Foundation's Readings & Conversations series features inspired writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as cultural freedom advocates with a social, political, and environmental justice focus. We are excited to offer these programs online to a global audience. Video and audio recordings of all events are available at lannan.org. Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago. Our mission is to publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice. We strive to make our books a vibrant and organic part of social movements and the education and development of a critical, engaged, international left. Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity through projects that support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, inspired Native activists in rural communities, and social justice advocates. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/rE52UHthmLM Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

TRAINED
Arshay Cooper | The Healing Power of Sports

TRAINED

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 50:31


Growing up on the West Side of Chicago, Arshay Cooper's fate could have been sealed by his proximity to gang violence. But when he signed up for the country's first all-Black high school rowing team, he changed his trajectory and led his crew as they navigated a sport that has historically lacked diversity. Now a successful chef, author and activist, he brings rowing to other low-income communities so kids can have opportunities for a better future. On this episode, Arshay shares how rowing gave his team the tools to cope with childhood trauma. Through detailed stories about his experiences as an athlete and mentor, he shows us that there's no such thing as a lack of talent, only a lack of opportunity. He also explains how we can all leave communities better than we found them. Learn More- Don't miss out on any details — check out Arshay's book, A Most Beautiful Thing.- Get involved or donate to the A Most Beautiful Thing Inclusion Fund.- See how else you can make an impact on sport and community through Nike Give Partners.

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth
Always be at the top of your Game with ERIC STANTON BETTS

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:32


Eric is an Actor, Model, and Performer based in LA and also a World Traveler. Competing in many different sports: cross country, basketball, track, soccer, baseball, hegrew up an athlete. He kept running as a hobby and raced once in a while. He startedperforming in middle school in plays and his first musical in high school—and he neverlooked back. He went to see his first Broadway show and decided to move to New York forcollege. He started modeling there and quickly signed with 5 top agencies worldwide inLA, NY, Chicago, Paris, and Milan. He booked the Kinky Boots National tour a few yearspost-college and has pursued the art ever since.With humble beginnings but always a big dreamer, Eric is a mixed BIPOC artist who onlyrecently learned to embrace every color of himself. Recently engaged and planning hiswedding, he is excited about the next adventure.Episode Summary -Rejection is part of an artist's career, but the challenge lies in handling the rejections.In this episode, Eric Stanton Betts talks about the challenges he has been through in hiscareer and how he overcame all the challenges.The key factor in becoming a successful artist is focusing on giving your best and notworrying about the outcome.With every audition or job you go to, you only get better, and you grow."If you stay ready, you don't have to be ready."Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:[02:18] Eric shares his journey of becoming a successful actor & model from being anathlete.[10:46] Eric talks about one of his most significant accomplishments.[14:55] Eric talks about how to handle rejections and be in the positive mind frame.[21:08] Eric talks about how he builds & engages his fanbase as an actor.[23:43] How does Eric navigate between being an actor and the business side of it?[28:44] What does working from your happy place mean to Eric?[31:07] Eric's advice for someone who is starting their career as an artist.How to Connect with Eric Stanton Betts:Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/standstsotall21/Twitter -  https://twitter.com/StandsTooTall21Website -  https://ericstantonbetts.com/About the Host -Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and PodcasterShe has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Havingbuilt three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make betterdecisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillarsof Success" system.Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams intoreality. Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consultingbusiness, Step Into Success. How to Connect with Belinda:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccessLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworthInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/stepintosuccess/Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com

Caps This Morning
Thursday, December 2nd

Caps This Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 14:14


Chatting about the state of the team with Tarik El-Bashir from the Athletic as Chicago comes to town tonight.

Chicago History Podcast
Episode 314-B - Beatles in Chicago: The Later Years with author John F. Lyons, The EXTRAS

Chicago History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 6:27


An EXTRAS episode - a few more stories about The Beatles in Chicago from John F. Lyons, author of "Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and The 1960s" that didn't make the original episode (#314). Be sure to check out that one as well as episode 217. To purchase John's book and support a local author (and possibly generate a small commission for the podcast at no additional cost to you), click here:Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s by John F. Lyonshttps://amzn.to/3pe791k

In the Spotlight
Episode 050 - Smollett, Stocking Stuffers and "Science"

In the Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 60:53


As the Jussie Smollett trial begins, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss media narratives and the politics surrounding them; Crime continues unabated in Chicago; The Illinois State Board of Education moves to rate schools by "equity status;" "I did that!" Are the new Biden Gas Pump Stickers the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas? (Yes); The Mid-Term Election Variant is here. It's called "Omicron" and Fauci declares that he is science.

Curious City
Do Speed Humps Work?

Curious City

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 16:01


Every driver in Chicago has probably encountered a speed hump (yep, they are officially known as humps, not bumps) at some point while traversing the city. It's probably safe to say that no one particularly enjoys going over one, but these barriers meant to slow drivers and make streets safer certainly annoy some more than others. And one listener wants to know if they're even effective. Reporter Andrew Meriwether investigates.

This Jungian Life
Episode 191 - Archetypes and the Creative Process: A Discussion with Third Coast Percussion

This Jungian Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 59:36


The creator, the hero, the explorer: these are just some of the archetypes made famous by Carl Jung that inspired the latest album from Chicago's Grammy award-winning Third Coast Percussion. Created in collaboration with classical guitarist Sérgio Assad and composer-performer Clarice Assad, Archetypes is a sonic exploration of the human experience. Taped live at the 2021 Chicago Humanities Festival, our conversation with musicians Clarice Assad and David Skidmore features an exploration of the creative process and an interactive discussion on David's dream. Clarice Assad is a Grammy-nominated composer, celebrated pianist, inventive vocalist, and educator. David Skidmore is a performer and Executive Director with Third Coast Percussion, a GRAMMY Award-winning percussion quartet based in Chicago.   RESOURCES: Learn to Analyze your own Dreams:  https://thisjungianlife.com/enroll/

Mercado Airwaves
BREAKING NEWS! Chicago Cubs sign Marcus Stroman - Instant Reaction - Sports from the Couch

Mercado Airwaves

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 15:36


BREAKING NEWS! The Chicago Cubs have signed starting pitcher Marcus Stroman just hours before MLB's work stoppage begins. Join Mike Mercado for his instant reaction to this news from the North side of Chicago on a special edition of Sports from the Couch with Mike Mercado on Mercado Airwaves.  Advertise with us inquiry at mercadoairwaves@gmail.com Links: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mercado-airwaves/id1197066772?mt=2 https://open.spotify.com/show/6drV95Mt4foLzeQp90J7A1?si=0WdNH4XxT0aHtvTWBRaLTA https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL21lcmNhZG9haXJ3YXZlcy9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwio1LKu64fsAhXFa80KHfMJBLYQ4aUDegQIARAC&hl=en https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/231d98a7-cdaa-4d69-a62a-2c15e443bf94/Mercado-Airwaves https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mercado-airwaves https://mercadoairwaves.podbean.com/ https://soundcloud.com/user-530853141 https://tunein.com/podcasts/Media--Entertainment-Podcasts/Mercado-Airwaves-p1187820/ https://gonemissingpodcast.podbean.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/mikemercado2333 ROKU CHANNEL- THE REWIND SPORTS :60 https://www.patreon.com/MercadoAirwaves https://mercadoairwaves.myteespring.co/ The Sports Cubicle 9pm-10pm Sundays WCPT820.com

Business Matters
'Shelves will be stocked for the holidays'

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 52:44


President Biden seeks to reassure Americans that he is doing everything possible to ensure goods arrive in shops in time for the holidays. Sylvan Lane of The Hill explains the impact delays could have on inflation and Susan Schmidt of Aviva in Chicago explains the rocky impact on the markets. Also on the programme, the European Union has launched the Global Gateway, a global investment scheme to rival China's Belt and Road. Plus, the Women's Tennis Association suspends tennis tournaments in China amid concern for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Fergus Nicoll is joined by Yoko Ishikura is Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University and Ralph Silva of the Silva Research Network is with us from Toronto. Producers : Vivienne Nunis and Nisha Patel (Pic: Goods piled up at a port in Los Angeles Credit:VCG/ Getty

This...I...Do...For...Me:  Over 50, Black and Fabulous!

Trish Williams is a Fiber Artist Par Excellence. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Trish learned early from her mother and sister that she had a special talent. Her sister would take her artwork (unbeknownst to Trish) and sell it and bring Trish the money. This is how much her family believed in her and her gifts. Additionally, Trish read voraciously about art, famous artists, African American artists, and she was particularly drawn to work that made a social justice statement. While a student in the Upward Bound Program (a college preparatory program for high school students), Trish was exposed to a myriad of art from all types of artists – American, European, Latin and women. She states the cultural offerings that were placed before her, excited her and more importantly that exposure showed her that there were no boundaries to how she could show up in the art arena. She quickly connected to other fiber artists, especially those engaged in the quilting arts. She was struck by the richness of colors, patterns and the generation of innovative ideas. The stories that she heard in these quilting circles, especially from Black women amazed her and had her so enraptured that Trish quickly became committed to showcasing her work through an African American lens. As a result of the artistry and vibrancy of her work, it became commonplace for Trish's work to be featured in both solo and group exhibits on college campuses, art galleries, museums, cultural centers and festivals. Her work is classified as “fine art” and it tends to fall into the categories of “Large Works”, “Darling Divis and Friends”, “Glad Bags”, “Wearable Art”, “Mix Media” and “Public Art”. Her patrons range from the wealthy to the collector who requests a payment plan. Trish makes her art accessible. Her work has been featured in anthologies, quilt portfolios, fiber arts magazines, and her works have been the subject of lectures and trunk shows. She has also been generous with students in sharing her knowledge, wisdom and here arts manifesto. About herself, Trish says, “I bring together the rhythm of hand dyed, painted and commercially made fabrics with the syncopated lines of my quilting to tell stories about the African Diaspora and my community. While my textiles are steeped in the tradition of the story, quilt, cloth-based narratives constructed frequently from scraps of clothing and other familiar fabrics to record history at a particular time and place, they are intended to be viewed on the wall rather than to dress a bed. My tales are for all to see and know, rather than for just an intimate few. I challenge the status quo, refusing to accept the stereotypes forced upon me by society. Instead, I question the very nature of these stereotypes using familiar forms and processes to hold the viewer's attention.” During the interview, I asked Trish what words of counsel would she offer African American women age 50+, and her response was “learn how to say ‘no'. Accept your power and mean it when you say ‘no'. You can connect with her on Facebook as Trish Williams and her website is www.handworksbytrishwilliams.com

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Chicago's Afternoon News guide to tipping this holiday season

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021


Ted Rossman, senior analyst at BankRate.com, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to provide a guide to how much you should give if you happen to leave a tip for service workers like barbers, garbage collectors, or delivery drivers. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Quoth the Raven
Quoth the Raven #272 - Jack Boroudjian

Quoth the Raven

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 66:01


Jack Bouroudjian is an open outcry trading legend, the Chief Economist, co-founder and director of the UCX Tech. He's also Chairman and co-founder of the Global Smart Commodity Exchange. Previously, Jack was CEO of Index Futures Group, SVP for Nikko Securities, Japan's second largest brokerage house; SVP for Credit Agricole Futures and Commerzbank Futures, divisions of the 17th and 25th largest banks in the world respectively. He also served as President of Commerzbank Futures during the introduction of the Euro currency and oversaw the transition from D-mark to Euro. Jack was a member of the board of directors of the CME Group during which time he helped demutualize the exchange and prepare for the IPO. He was an integral part of the Strategic planning committee and Executive committee aside from his director responsibilities. He was Chairman of the Equity Indices Committee and helped create the Russell 2000 futures and options, S&P Midcap 400 futures and options and the revolutionary E-mini futures concept. Aside from over 30 years of industry experience, Jack is a published author "Secrets of the Trading";, Wiley 2007 and has countless articles published in industry periodicals and websites. Jack appears regularly as a paid, guest contributor for CNBC, both domestic and Asia, and has done over 5000 global guest Television appearances. Jack graduated with honors and distinctions from Loyola University of Chicago and is happily married with two adult children. Here is my favorite clip of Jack on the floor from the PBS "Open Outcry" documentary: https://youtu.be/mvx3xM02iUs?t=875 And here is the full PBS "Open Outcry" documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNpJk0TFOBg&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=TheAnalyticalGentleman YouTube does not let me monetize my videos on the site and the podcast is full time work which will never have ads in the middle of it. If you enjoy the content, please support the QTR Podcast in any or all of the following ways: A small recurring donation via: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/QTRResearch One time donations can also be sent via: Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/qtrresearch QTR MERCH is available here. You can also follow me on YouTube, and Twitter. And check out my new column, FRINGE FINANCE, at Substack. THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY KIND PATRONS.    Please show love to those who support the QTR Podcast:  JM Bullion - where QTR buys gold & silver - Twitter: @JMBullion The Doomberg Terminal - Subscribe 100% free - Twitter: @DoomburgT George Gammon - Rebel Capitalist Pro - Twitter: @GeorgeGammon Sang Lucci & Wall St. Jesus — The Steamroom — Twitter: @wallstjesus and @sanglucci Corvus Gold - http://www.corvusgold.com Investors Underground - day trading community - Twitter: @investorslive  Ken R  Chris Bede - Twitter: @cbede  Nicholas Parks Matthew Zimmer J Mintzmyer - Twitter: @mintzmyer Russ Valenti - Twitter: @russellvalenti  Creighton Titus Camila Sol Longest Running Supporters   Max Mulvihill - Since 2/2018  Mark Heywood - Since 3/2018 Kyle Thomas - Since 4/2018  Chris Bede - Since 5/2018  Dariusz Kordonski - Since 5/2018  Chris Gerrard - Since 5/2018 Shear Luck - Since 5/2018   Founding Members Of My "FRINGE FINANCE" Column Kashumba - Since 8/2021 Randy Carder - Since 8/2021 T Gaggiotti - Since 8/2021 Jamie - Since 8/2021 A Farmer - Since 9/2021 Harvest Moon Research - Since 9/2021 All podcast content is subject to this disclaimer.    Chris is not an investment adviser. QTR is long gold and silver. Listeners should always speak to their personal financial advisers. Please leave me alone.

The Mincing Rascals
The Mincing Rascals 12.1.21: Jussie Smollett trial, Omicron, Roe v. Wade challenge, ‘Get Back'

The Mincing Rascals

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. They discuss a slew of topics that start locally, with the Jussie Smollett trial for staging an attack against himself. Then, the world braces itself for the spread of the newest COVID variant, […]

The Chicago Way
The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Former prosecutor Robert Milan unpacks the bad policies driving surging violent crime

The Chicago Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (12/01/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, former longtime Cook County and federal prosecutor Bob Milan joins the conversation about the national increase in violent crime and specifically how recent changes to bond laws and charging guidelines […]

The Nick DiPaolo Show
Fredo Sleeps With Fishes | Nick Di Paolo Show #633

The Nick DiPaolo Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 48:00


Chris Cuomo gone. Trump trashes Fredo. Dr. Oz to run for PA senate. Chicago breaks homicide records. 11 year old carjacker.

The Chad Prather Show
Ep 550 | Liberal Media SHREDS Golden Boy Chris Cuomo

The Chad Prather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 47:58


Fallen golden boy Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely and the liberal media has turned on the CNN darling. A bombshell report sheds light on how Chris helped his brother Andrew Cuomo with his sexual harassment allegations. Is this the end of cancel culture? Democrats re-warning America that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, a “revolution” will happen in the streets. Jim Cramer, CNBC anchor, goes on a rant demanding that the Biden administration “require” nationwide blah blah mandate and “have the military run it.” Why is the media calling for medical tyranny? The Jussie Smollett trial continues in Chicago, and evidence shows that Jussie held a “dry run” of the alleged hate crime – it was captured on a surveillance video. Is the MSM going to cover this story? A Washington women's prison should be in BIG trouble after a trans woman sexually assaults a mentally disabled, biological woman.  Today's Sponsors: Groove Life has a 94-year no BS warranty on every product they sell. Cut it, stretch it, lose it, break it? No problem. Groove Life will replace it. RIGHT NOW, get 15% OFF your Groove Life order at http://GrooveLife.com with promo code CHAD15. So, before you apply - visit http://SCOREMASTER.COM/chad and add points to your credit score fast. Then you can maintain and protect your credit score with 24/7 credit monitoring and $1 Million Fraud Insurance. Go to http://PATRIOTMOBILE.COM/CHAD or call 972-PATRIOT. Get a free month of service with the offer code CHAD until December 5th. They also have special discounts for veterans and First Responders.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

VSiN Best Bets
Chicago CityCast with Danny Burke | December 1, 2021

VSiN Best Bets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 36:20


Danny Burke struggles to see a path where the Bears will keep Sunday's game against the Cardinals competitive. Danny thinks teasing down Arizona is the right play. What's Danny's take on Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame for LSU. If you're enjoying the Chicago CityCast podcast, follow/subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Markley, van Camp and Robbins
Markley, van Camp and Robbins | December 1, 2021

Markley, van Camp and Robbins

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 116:13


MVC&R have some questions about Justice Sotomayor's brain activity, but the justice makes a comparison between unborn babies, and people who are brain dead. The Detroit superintendent admits critical race theory is “embedded” in their curriculum, and Kyle Rittenhouse says he fired Lin Wood because he is "insane". A Chicago woman with concealed carry fired at would-be carjackers, and the NIH director wants more worry over Omicron. Chris Cuomo claims the media never really liked his brother, and retailers are scrambling to protect stores against smash-and-grab robberies. A Ghislaine Maxwell accuser breaks down while describing sexual assault when she was 14 years old, and Morgan Wallen may have the best-selling album of the year.

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace
'EMPIRE' Star Fakes Hate Crime on Self? Jussie Smollett Trial Commences

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:01


Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago trial on charges that he faked a hate crime attack on himself has begun. 39-year-old Smollett was starring in the television show “Empire” when he claimed he was attacked by two men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him. They also left a noose around his neck. Two brothers who worked as extras on “Empire” later came forward and said Smollett had paid them to “attack” him. Prosecutors charged the actor but Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all the charges in return for community service and forfeiture of his bond. Outrage prompted the appointment of a special prosecutor, who indicted Smollett on six disorderly conduct charges. Joining Nancy Grace Today:Prof. Brian Levin - Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University (San Bernardino), Co-author: "The Limits of Dissent", CSUSB.edu/Hate-and-Extremism-Center, Twitter: @proflevinLAWYER - Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial HospitalJoe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009 TIP LINE: Chicago Police Department (312) 746-6000See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Eric in the Morning
The Perfect Hug and A Die Hard Dinner 12/01/2021

Eric in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 19:09


Mix Mornings

Podcast But Outside
128: At A Music Festival (A bit of CHAOS)

Podcast But Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 49:40


Watch out music lovers, we're coming for you. We set up at Riot Fest, a chaotic outdoor music festival in Chicago. Guests include a woman who runs a "goat brewery", lots of drunk festival goers, and THE BEATLES!!!! Recorded on 9/16/21 in Douglass Park in Chicago, IL. Go to http://brooklinen.com and use promo code OUTSIDE to get $20 off an order of $100 or more. Go to http://storyworth.com/outside and save $10 on your first purchase! Go to http://feals.com/outside to become a member and get 50% off your first order! Go to http://betterhelp.com/outside to get 10% off your first month!

Dr. Gameshow
74. Happy Birthday, Everybody!

Dr. Gameshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 75:43


Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers!Games played: Heartwarming Hot Dog submitted by Spun & Jesse from indigenous Kizh land (aka Los Angeles, California), Dr. Game Shhhhh! submitted by Noah Levine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Name That Movie submitted by Kassie Gale from Rogers, ArkansasCallers: Noah from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Toby from Chicago, Illinois; Dashiell (and dogs Spring & Bucatini) from Portland, Oregon; Spun & Jesse from indigenous Kizh land (aka Los Angeles, California); Kitty & Napoleon from Boulder, Colorado; Daniel from Port Orchard, WashingtonOutro theme cover by Wilder Adkins from Birmingham, AlabamaThis episode sponsored by: Magic Spoon - Go to magicspoon.com/GAMESHOW and use the code GAMESHOW to save $5 off!

Already Gone
The murder of Nailah Franklin

Already Gone

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:37


The September 2007 murder of 28 year old Nailah Franklin of Chicago.  Sponsored by BetterHelp - Visit www.betterhelp.com/gone and use code GONE at checkout for a special savings. Promo for The Fall Line.  Audio production by Bill Bert. Written by Charlie Worroll. Production support provided by Olivia Homsley.    #Murder #Chicago #TrueCrime  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/AlreadyGone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast
Linda Zhang, Chief Engineer, Ford F-150 Lightning

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 45:47


When she was nine years old, Linda Zhang got on a plane for the first time in her life and flew to America. Her father met her at the airport in Chicago and they drove three hours to Purdue University where he was a graduate student. Riding in a car - also for the very first time - taking in the bright city lights, Linda says she felt a "little bit like a princess" in a fairytale. Well, Linda's life story certainly looks like something that could be made into a movie. At just 19, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering. She has since added an MA in computer engineering and an MBA, also from Michigan. In 2018, Linda was named chief engineer of arguably Ford's most important product launch in decades - the Ford F-150 all-electric Lightning. The F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for 44 straight years. And the profits from the F-150 series are greater than total annual profits at Nike or McDonalds. In today's Winning in Asia conversation, Linda talks about the challenges and breakthroughs in her work as a Chief Engineer. What was the vision for the all-electric truck? How did she deal with the skeptics? What features will the Lighting offer that the gasoline-powered F-150 does not? #WinningInAsia / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/

The Full Go with Jason Goff
No Baseball in Sight, and a Conversation With Robert “Scoop” Jackson

The Full Go with Jason Goff

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 108:22


MLB free agency is here, but where are the White Sox and Cubs? Jason believes the Sox need to make a similar move to the Tigers' signing of Javy Báez (01:23). Robert “Scoop” Jackson joins the show to discuss his journey in the media industry. He speaks about how his work ethic carried him throughout his career and his determination to make sure people respected him above all else (12:58). They also go into how NBA media coverage has changed over the years and why there is distrust between athletes and the media (24:55). Scoop speaks about what basketball means to Chicago, and how the city is the heartbeat of all of basketball (48:38). They discuss which young star could become the next face of the NBA, as Scoop believes the post-LeBron era is happening right now (01:17:23). Lastly, Scoop tells us what he loves about this new Bulls squad (01:21:24). Host: Jason Goff Guest: Robert “Scoop” Jackson Producers: Steve Ceruti, Chris Tannehill, and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Foul Play
Ruthie McCoy

Foul Play

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 46:45


In the 1992 horror cult-classic film Candyman, curiosity takes a grad student places she never thought she'd find herself. Our lead, Helen Lyle, played by Virginia Madsen, is a young white woman who wanders into Chicago's Near North Side housing projects. She is there to research an urban legend - chant ‘Candyman' 5 times in front of a mirror and a one-armed maniac with a knife will appear.This concept is reminiscent of the ‘Bloody Mary' legend that terrified many of us as kids. The idea you could be alone in the safety of your own home and suddenly have a violent predator in front of you is more than a little unsettling.Visit us online at: Itsfoulplay.comSupport our podcast by becoming a patron at: Patreon.com/foulplayEpisode Sponsors:-Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play.-Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code FOUL

School Of Laughs
MARKETING TIPS FOR COMICS WITH TRACY DeGRAFF [EP. 253]

School Of Laughs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 32:53


Sharing marketing tips for comics is the one and wonderful Tracy DeGraff. After penning her first book, "Laugh Anyway Mom", Tracy took classes at The Second City in Chicago hoping to take her stories to the comedy stage. Today, she joins us to share insights on what has worked (along with a few things that didn't) on her way to creating her one woman show. She emphasizes the need to pave your own P.R. way in order to sell tickets, bring awareness, and earn money as a comedian or speaker. Thanks to our PATREON sponsor for this episode MAX WINFREY! MARKETING TIPS FOR COMICS SHOW NOTES Specifically, we talk about: Her journey from writer to stand-up comedian/speaker Testing her book title and getting insightful feedback The difference between stand-up and storytelling Trading off her expertise to learn stand-up Taking classes at The Second City Why she chose to self-publish The difficulty in finding her ideal audience to test comedy Why it took awhile for her to utilize her journalism and PR degree How to get featured in local newspapers Why newspapers need content Providing everything needed to publish your story 3 Keys to getting published! How to "reverse-engineer" your shows for maximum return Producing her next video special How to determine an ad budget for your own show Capturing e-mail addresses and how to use them afterwards The benefits of using MAILCHIMP to create email campaigns Providing something to bookers so they remember you and much more. Visit her website: https://tracydegraaf.com (c)(p) School Of Laughs.com www.SchoolOfLaughs.com