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Rich Zeoli
Every Single Vote Matters in Elections (Full Zeoli Show 05-18-22)

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 190:00


6:04-NEWS 6:08-Republican primary for Senator of Pennsylvania is too-close-to-call  6:25-Closed primary elections  6:37-Blue light glasses are a total scam  6:42-Zeoli's election day tradition  7:02-NEWS 7:06-Pope Francis takes a shot of tequila to help his knee pain.  7:10-Psychologist Jordan Peterson does not find a plus-sized swimsuit model beautiful.  7:35-Doug Mastriano wins the GOP gubernatorial primary for Pennsylvania. The Senate race is still too close to call between Dr. Oz and Dave McCormick.  7:42-The most impactful states determining control of the Senate 7:45 CUT SHEET | Fauci can't say if it was worth it to shut schools down | Gayle King wonders how it could possibly be safe not wearing a mask on a plane | Biden gets the FDA mixed up | Elon Musk: the path to power is the path to the teleprompter |  Biden's promoted website to help parents with formula doesn't exactly work | Pelosi might want an indictment for the baby formula shortage |  8:10-PA Election Day update 8:18-Republican voters are energized for the general election  8:21-NEWS 8:38-Democrats may regret going up against a candidate like Mastriano  8:52- You're racist if you're white and watch sports  9:02-NEWS 9:05- Captain John Hoyte joined Rich to discuss the 25th annual Survivor's Fund at the FOP Lodge 5 to benefit the families of fallen officers in the city of Philadelphia.  9:13-Governor Murphy declares state of emergency on baby formula shortage  9:25-Small, rural towns are offering free housing for their remote work  9:29-Get ready for higher water rates in Pennsylvania  9:37-Elon Musk isn't sure if there are aliens out there  9:43- CUT SHEET | Las Vegas mom has mic cut off during school board meeting | The View compares parents at school board meetings to the Buffalo shooter | Biden tells a story of spreading the wealth | Climate Change Czar John Kerry wants us to go net zero carbon even faster  9:55-Final Thoughts Photo: Getty Images

Rich Zeoli
Election Too Close to Call for PA Senate Race

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 39:30


6:04-NEWS 6:08-Republican primary for Senator of Pennsylvania is too-close-to-call  6:25-Closed primary elections  6:37-Blue light glasses are a total scam  6:42-Zeoli's election day tradition  Photo by: Getty Images

Club and Country
U.S. Open, Houston Closed

Club and Country

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 72:33


After Nashville SC's memorable win over Atlanta and forgettable loss to Houston, Wes and Tim endeavor to discern whether either was representative or merely the results of a wild week. Club and Country is brought to you by M.L. Rose! EARLY SHOUT: 7:45 Recapping a sweet and salty week Gold Nuggets: Multi-goal comebacks and losses Previewing another showdown with Atlanta United INTERVIEW WITH EVE POWELL: 22:27 What has gotten into Montreal this year? Checking in on Alistair Johnston Does the best player in MLS reside in Quebec? The Impact (pun!) of recent off-field changes MAILBAG: 45:15 Does NSC have a depth problem? Is a replacement still impending at right back? Should NSC be prioritizing the U.S. Open Cup? OUTSIDE N: 1:02:35 Resetting the league standings -- who will rise and fall?

RNZ: Checkpoint
Hutt Hospital departments closed over earthquake risk

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 3:17


Hospital care is on the move for potentially thousands of people in Hutt Valley - as the hospital's main building prepares to close. It's been deemed an earthquake risk. It houses critical services like maternity, the children's ward, coronary care and the special care unit for newborns - all of which is now under review. Services will now need to go elsewhere - meaning it has implications for the entire Wellington region. Health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.

The Smerconish Podcast
Pennsylvania: This is what you get with closed primaries

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 23:27


Michael offers a refreshed take on Tuesday's primary election in his home state of Pennsylvania, highlighting the consequences of the commonwealth's closed primary system. Original air date 13 May 2022.

Hindustan Daily News Wrap
ASI Denies Having Idols In Taj Mahal, Refutes Claim Of Doors Being Closed

Hindustan Daily News Wrap

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:30


Iss episode mein suniyee, Taj Mahal mein murtiya hone se ASI ka inkaar, darwaje band hone ke dave ko nakara, weather Forecast: aur khatarnak ho sakti hai maujuda heatwave, samaye se pahale monsoon ki dastak dilayegi garmi se rahat, Sharad Pawar ne bagair naam liye ki Imran Khan ki tareef, Bharat- Pak rishte per kahi ye baat, aur Mahesh Babu ko mila Kangana Ranaut ka support, bollywood wale bayan per yu palat di baat.

My Hill To Die On
56: Seal the Respect for Each Other

My Hill To Die On

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 93:04


Recorded March 26, 2022 Nate and Ryan are happy with the Overcast updates, Nate is optimistic about some updates of his own and Ryan decides to talk about more sad games. The two of them also decide to tell vehicular stories that may lead to varying levels of concern. Then, after trying a craft Cola and peach KitKats they decide to talk about mutual respect, screaming walls, and the frightening nature of cheese in the final book in the Wayfarer's series by Becky Chambers, “The Galaxy and the Ground Within”. Connect with us Become a member: myhilltodieon.com/members Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com "Not Grey Style" Cortex on RelayFM Overcast Upgrades Official Site Redesign Blog Post Rime Official Site Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Pick 2: Vehicles Ryan: Saturn SL2 Nate: Orchestra Trip, watching Speed on the bus Ryan: Dangerous driving in a 12-passenger van Nate: Messerschmitt KR200, BMW Isetta Taste of Japan Craft Cola Peach KitKat The Galaxy and the Ground Within Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Audible 18: A Chosen Family (our episode about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet) 27: Writing in Your Purpose Text Field (our episode about A Closed and Common Orbit) 38: Character Observation Kind-of Story (our episode about Record of a Spaceborn Few) Theme by Michael AD https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end used with permission

Trail of the Week
O'Brien Creek Loop Trail

Trail of the Week

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 0:59


Please note: to protect wildlife, the O'Brien Creek Loop Trail is CLOSED from December 1 - May 15 every year. If you're looking for an after-work or moderate weekend outing near Missoula, it doesn't get much better than the O'Brien Creek Loop Trail. Starting on the west side of town, this hidden gem of a trail climbs quickly along its namesake creek. Soon, it mellows out and traverses across meadows that burst with wildflowers in spring and early summer. From the top, you can take in views of the Missoula Valley and O'Brien Creek drainage. Be sure to keep an eye out for the wildlife, especially elk and deer, that frequent the area. Photo by Maxwell Rebholz

Free Agent Lifestyle
This Is Your Last Chance At Being Successful: The Window Is Almost Closed - BLUECHIP MINDSET 26

Free Agent Lifestyle

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 137:29


This Is Your Last Chance At Being Successful: The Window Is Almost Closed - BLUECHIP MINDSET 26 Coach Greg Adams YouTube Channel Free Agent Lifestyle YouTube Channel

Re|flections
Mirrors Vol. 58 | BRICK

Re|flections

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 65:07


Serving us a sultry blend of techno, this week we welcome Brick, who laid down some series underground vibes for the series, enjoy! -- Follow @brick909 https://www.instagram.com/brick.909/ -- "Brick is a music producer and DJ based out of the Bay Area. He is one of the co-founders of Perfect Dark, an artist collective and record label committed to creating spaces and communities that share a love of dance music and aesthetically cohesive events. Curating influences from many types of underground electronic music, in this mix Brick flexes his eclectic musical selection and DJing, featuring stripped-back house, breaks, techno, and reminiscent 2000s trance." -- Tracklist: 1. Basics 002 - Kaap 2. Rayna (Shanti Celeste Remix)- Trance Wax 3. Disappear - Eversines 4. Childhood Memory - Rowlanz 5. Yardmaster Pt. 1 - Eden Burns, Nice Girl 6. Captain - Kidoo, Robert Onut 7. Once upon a time - Jamahr 8. Tangie Groove x Illusory (Blenk Remix) - Dustin Zahn 9. Closed for Subsidence - Jeigo 10. Azure - B'Zicron 11. Our Bodies - Truncate 12. Burdens Down (DJ Deep & Roman Poncet Remix) - Scan 7 13. Altai (Rene Wise Remix) - David Löhlein 14. Weekend Jam (V2) - Kai van Drogen 15. All I see (BAUGRUPPE90 Remix) - Anka Schneider 16. Modern Bliss - Roza Terenzi 17. River - Octo Octa 18. Radio 89 - BRICK 19. Orange Blank - Chaos In The CBD 20. We Run - Bailey Ibbs 21. Transmutation (Tresor 30) - Huey Mnemonic

BBQ Interview Series - Kevin's BBQ Joints
Michelle Wallace - Gatlin's Barbecue - Houston, Texas

BBQ Interview Series - Kevin's BBQ Joints

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 29:26


In this episode, I chat with Michelle Wallace from Gatlin's Barbecue in Houston, Texas. Follow Michelle on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/betweentheslices Check out BBQ Brawl Season 3 with Michelle here: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/bbq-brawl-flay-v-symon/photos/meet-the-contenders-on-BBQ-brawl-season-3 See all things Gatlin's Barbecue here: https://www.gatlinsbbq.com Check out Gatlin's Barbecue on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/gatlinsbarbecue Follow Gatlin's on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Gatlins-BBQ-Catering-171975684012 Location: 3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston, TX 77018 Gatlin's Barbecue is open 6 days a week; CLOSED on Sundays Hours: 7am - 6pm with breakfast from 7am - 10pm

Lehto's Law
Mt. Bike Mecca Closed after $10.5M Payout on Lawsuit

Lehto's Law

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:47


They settled on that number after a larger jury verdict. http://www.lehtoslaw.com

Mark Simone
Hour 1 The Alabama prison break is over. Ex-con Casey White is in custody. Jail guard, and co-conspirator Vicky White killed herself as the police closed in.

Mark Simone

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 33:56


Pro-Life advocates have been protesting outside of SCOTUS justices home. The leaked Roe v Wade document that would reverse Roe v Wade will be voted on this week. Bill O'Reilly interview: Bill thanks Mark for promoting his latest book 'Killing the Killers'. O'Reilly and Mark talk about out-of-control inflation. It's not only sending gas prices sky high but also all other goods people use every day.

Consumer Tech Update
Ransomware closed an entire college forever

Consumer Tech Update

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 1:15


Did you know a single ransomware attack permanently shut down a 158-year-old college in Illinois? Here's what you can learn from this, in 60 seconds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The John Batchelor Show
#PRC: Politics bashes aside jobs, health, hundreds of millions. Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd. and author of China Alone: The Emergence From, and Pending Return To, Isolation, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:25


Photo:  Closed management in Jintan District, Changzhou, Jiangsu, where citizens are allowed outside for purchasing once every two days with permit. #PRC: Politics bashes aside jobs, health, hundreds of millions. Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd. and author of China Alone: The Emergence From, and Pending Return To, Isolation, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-08/china-premier-warns-of-grave-jobs-situation-as-lockdowns-bite

City of Sunnyvale, CA: current live view (IN USE) Video Podcast
City Council - Special Meeting: Board and Commission Interviews | Closed Session - 6 PM - May 09, 2022

City of Sunnyvale, CA: current live view (IN USE) Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022


#AskPhillip
Health insurance: ”Can I still buy insurance since open enrollment is closed?”

#AskPhillip

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 8:59


Podcasters: Jon Thurmond and Phillip Washington, Jr.  Topics: Affordable Care insurance Faith-based plans Short term plans Group coverage   Powered by Axis Financial and Stone Hill Wealth Management

Today's Prey
EP. 45: Jake Skipped Civil War Class

Today's Prey

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 67:30


Poppy educates Jake about the civil war,  and the guys discuss their fathers. Closed by a massively controversial take on Seth organ and zach Enron's dads. This is Today's Prey!

RNZ: Morning Report
Migrant Facebook group closed due to legal fears

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 3:16


Can you break the law as a Facebook admin or moderator? For one New Zealand group, with 75,000 members, that question loomed large after complaints that it was not stopping members from offering advice. The Migrants NZ site, the largest forum for visa holders in the country, has been disbanded, with organisers saying they were the victims of disgruntled immigration advisers. Gill Bonnett reports.

TheNAVigator
The search for funds in today's 'painful, ugly shocking' closed-end environment

TheNAVigator

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 11:15


John Cole Scott, chief investment officer at Closed-End Fund Advisors and the chairman of the Active Investment Company Alliance, talks about the search for closed-end funds that can deliver in rising-rate, high-inflation conditions, talks about five issues from different categories that pass muster now, and explains how in today's business-development company space, "Sometimes discounts are expensive and premiums are cheap."

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table
Female Villains with Producer Emily Korteweg (Watch This Ready)

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 62:54


This week we talk about female villains and why the best ones are both terrifying and empowering at the same time. We're joined by Emily Korteweg, COO and Head of Production at Watch This Ready, a NY based production company, as we delve into this week's topic. We talk about what makes a female villain great and then we each pitch our favorite lady villain characters. We also chat about Emily's upcoming film with an all star cast, which includes Jane Fonda and Tom Brady.  Link: https://watchthisready.com Catch up on all the Friday Night Movie SXSW special coverage in this playlist, including featured interviews from SXSW Wonder House hosted by the University of Arizona. Keep checking back because we have even more SXSW content coming your way!  Sign up for the Friday Night Movie Newsletter for giveaways, curated episode playlists from the hosts and guests (including our mom), and at MOST one email per month (and probably fewer).  Closed captions for this episode are available via the player on the official Friday Night Movie homepage, the Podbean app and website, and YouTube.  The Friday Night Movie Family supports the following organizations: HIAS, NAACP Legal Defense Fund | Equal Justice Initiative | Asian American Journalists Association. Subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform, including iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Podbean | Overcast. Play along with Friday Night Movie at home! Read the FNM Glossary to learn the about our signature bits (e.g., Buy/Rent/Meh, I Told You Shows, Tradesies, etc.) and then head on over to our merch store your very own official FNM t-shirt.  Send us your recommendations and your tradesies! We'll watch them and report back on the show! Email us at pancake@pancake4table.com or tweet @FriNightMovie, @pancake4table, @chichiKgomez, and/or  @paperBKprincess.  Follow our creations and zany Instagram stories @frinightmovie and @pancake4table. Follow us on Letterboxd (@pancake4table) where we're rating every movie we've EVER watched.  Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter for exclusive giveaways and news! Theme music by What Does It Eat.  Subscribe and leave a review on IOS or Android at fridaynightmoviepod.com.

Pacific Beat
Door not quite closed for Kaiviti Silktails keen to play Rugby League World Cup for Fiji Bati

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 6:25


Fiji's best line-up for the Rugby League World Cup in England would most likely be a mix of NRL and English Superleague players. But the Fiji NRL's CEO says all options are open to the head coach, who will have the final say on the make up of the squad.

19 Nocturne Boulevard
19 Nocturne Boulevard - B&B Investigations, Case 2: THE NAKED TRUTH (Reissue of the Week)

19 Nocturne Boulevard

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 33:01


Cold Read: https://discord.gg/c3jagscRVb Deadeye Kid:  http://www.19nocturneboulevard.net/all_show_pages/deadeye%20kid/DeadeyeKidmain.htm THE NAKED TRUTH B&B Investigations returns, and this time Paul and Donna have been hired by the personal assistant to Mr. Emperor (of Emperor Pictures), himself. (For case #1, check out Cry Wolf) Cast List Paul Bette - Joel Harvey Donna Bella - Julie Hoverson Captain Oftheguard - Reynaud LeBoeuf Willard  - Barry Northern (Cast Macabre) Tom - Justin Charles (1st Draft Productions) Dick - Big Anklevitch (Dunesteef Audio Magazine) Herbie Taylor - Glen Hallstrom Goldy Taylor - Crystal Thomson Mr. Emperor - Rish Outfield (Dunesteef Audio Magazine) Sherry - Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard (Gypsy Audio) Shop Steward - Scott Pigg Argus - J. Christopher Dunn Soda Jerk - Mike Campbell Music by Somewhere Off Jazz Street and Incompetech.com Editing and Sound:   Julie Hoverson Cover Design:  Brett Coulstock   "What kind of a place is it? Why it's private investigator's office, can't you tell?" *********************************************** THE NAKED TRUTH Cast: Olivia Paul Bette Donna Bella Captain Oftheguard Willard Goldy Taylor Herbie Taylor Tom, Dick Mr. Emperor Sherry Shop steward Argus Soda Jerk OLIVIA     Did you have any trouble finding it?  What do you mean, what kind of a place is it?  Why, it's a private detective's office, can't you tell?  MUSIC 1_EMPLOYEE SOUND    OFFICE SOUND    DOOR UNLOCKS, OPENS PAUL    Right this way, sir.  Sorry to have kept you waiting. SOUND    STEPS, DOOR WILLARD    As one of Mr. Emperor's personal assistants, I am not used to-- PAUL    Of course not.  Please, step into my office and have a seat.  I'll get you some coffee? WILLARD    Don't you have staff for that? PAUL    This is pretty much a two-person office... WILLARD    Well, where's your assistant? PAUL    She's-- SOUND    OUTER DOOR OPENS, STEPS BREEZE IN DONNA    Paul?  You're here early. WILLARD    Speak of the devil? PAUL    Hold on just one moment.  SOUND    STEPS, DOOR SHUTS PAUL    Shh.  There's a client. DONNA    Oh?  Great! PAUL    Well, I think he thinks that-- WILLARD    [behind wall, raised voice] Mr. Emperor would never put up with tardiness in his employees. DONNA    [burning] Employees? PAUL    I didn't say anything, he just assumed. DONNA    What? PAUL    Don't get worked up - you know, this is the biz, sweetheart. DONNA    What? PAUL    The client is always right.  Humor him, and we'll have a plum job - he's a personal assistant to Mr. Emperor. DONNA    [big payoff] WHA--?  [then, back to normal suddenly] Of Emperor film studios?  Ooh! WILLARD    [raised, through door] I'm still waiting for my coffee! 2_VO_FEMALE MUSIC FOR VOICEOVER PAUL    The sad fact of detective work - it's just not a job you expect to find a female in, and people have a hard time accepting that my partner in the firm of B&B Investigations - and in fact one of said B's on the door - DONNA    The smarter B. PAUL    Don't be snippy.  It's really not my fault.  DONNA    [sigh] I know.  PAUL    Is Donna Bella, my partner. DONNA    It grates that so many men just don't seem to feel like women - particulary pretty women-- PAUL    Or beauties. DONNA    Me?  Oh, silly!  They don't feel that we can be more than princesses, secretaries, sorceresses, social climbers, or damsels in distress.  Sure, some women make it to prominence for their brains, and then every pair of pants around says "wow, ain't she unusual?" and we gals suffer in silence. PAUL    [hinting] On the other hand, it makes for a good cover - flying way under the radar - to be able to watch goings-on and take notes. DONNA    [reluctant] True. PAUL    Feeling any better? DONNA    A bit.  I guess. PAUL    I probably should... talk to the client? DONNA    Go on ahead.  I'll muse a moment longer. PAUL    [careful] Would you... bring us coffee when you're done?  [quickly]  I mean, let him think that you're-- DONNA    Yeah, yeah.  I'll give you the one without. PAUL    Without what? DONNA    [dark] I have't decided yet. PAUL    [goes off, chuckling] DONNA    The only thing that makes this job bearable - apart from the whole thrill of the chase, which is fun - is my partner, Paul Bette.  Big brute that he is, he never underestimates me.  I think he regards me as a little brother in a dress, which ain't a real pretty picture - you should see his little brother.  Sometimes, I wish he did see me as a woman - in a dress - and treat me like one.  Ah, forget it. MUSIC CUTS OUT 3_CHICORY SOUND    DOOR OPENS DONNA    [way too perky] Two coffees! WILLARD    And about time. PAUL    [sigh] I explained to you about the errend I sent her on-- WILLARD    Yes, yes of course.  But-- PAUL    And this office doesn't exactly put me in Mr. Emperor's class for choice of-- WILLARD    [accepting] Ah, well. [sips, smacks lips]  Interesting flavor. PAUL    [worried] What is it? DONNA    [daggers] Chicory. WILLARD    Hmm.  Yes.  Amusing.  PAUL    Can we get down to business? DONNA    Do you need me to stay? WILLARD    Doesn't she take shorthand or something? PAUL    She does, but [overriding her] she does it out at her desk, over the intercom.  Less distracting that way. DONNA    [huffs as she leaves] SOUND    TAPS OF HER FEET, DOOR SHUTS WILLARD    [confidential] If you plan to keep that one around for... looks, you simply must find an ugly one to do the work. PAUL    Not a bad idea.  Though a bit sexist. WILLARD    I am in the film business. PAUL    Ah.  Now what is the nature of your problem? WILLARD    You are familiar with the prestigious filmography of Mr. Emperor? PAUL    Golden idols, plaques, every movie a winner.  Of course. WILLARD    [coughs delicately] Almost every movie a winner. PAUL    [knowing] Oh, yes.  But still an impressive reputation. WILLARD    And not one to be trifled with.  Unfortunately, my master also suffers from a terrible case of ...hubris. PAUL    Shouldn't he see a doctor? WILLARD    [dry] Funny.  No, it's only-- [sighs, trying to find the right word]  PAUL    Be blunt, this is all confidential. WILLARD    [resigned sigh] It's his ego.  It has simply swollen so large he can no longer see past it.  PAUL    [confused] And you want me to help with that? WILLARD    No, no, it's the consequences which disturb me.  I just don't know where to start... PAUL    The beginning is usually a good bet. WILLARD    Six months ago, a consortium of ...people found their way into Mr. Emperor's social sphere... MUSIC FOR VOICEOVER 4_VO_RODOMONTADE DONNA    Goodness, what a mouth.  He must have it embroidered on his underwear somewhere - "thou shalt not utilize a single clear and plain word when ten or a dozen fancy choices will do the trick."  I was hard put not to fall asleep right on the intercom.  And what did it all boil down to?  He suspected a couple of scam artists of lining his boss up for a sting.  But could he just cut to the point and say that?  Indubitably in the negative. PAUL    The details were interesting but not conclusive. DONNA    There were actual details in there? PAUL    Yes.  This trio had wormed their way into emperor's inner circle, and pitched him on a movie they wanted to make.  He thought it sounded like a winner, didn't run it past anyone, and didn't even stop to read the script - just trusted his instinct that they would be "the next big thing."  He set them up in a closed soundstage, and handed them a check.  Since then, they've been needing more and more money for all those ...things movies have-- DONNA    Actors, costumes, sets, props, film-- PAUL    Yeah, but there's no proof they've ever spent a dime of it.  They've made a big deal of auditioning a bunch of hopefuls-- DONNA    Mostly by letting themselves be wined and dined by all the big names.  Or worse. PAUL    And no one even knows if this movie is actually being made.  DONNA    And Mr. Emperor doesn't suspect anything? PAUL    I dunno.  Willard seemed to think his boss might be beginning to suspect something, but he's got so much invested in the damn project, he can't step away.  His whole ego and reputation - both more monumental than his wallet - are so tied up in this.  He's never had a flop before-- DONNA    Well, there was the one. PAUL    Right - he mentioned something like that.  What's the deal? DONNA    A silly little flick called Gone with the Wind - ever see it? PAUL    Nope. DONNA    Well, neither did anyone else.  Who'd ever buy a story of three pigs and a wolf anyway? MUSIC    NOT QUITE A "WAH-WAH-WAH" 5_OFTHEGUARD SOUND    MUSIC IS INTERRUPTED BY A PHONE RINGING DONNA    Should I get that, [snotty] "Mister Bette"? PAUL    Would you? DONNA    [sullen] Fine.  SOUND    PHONE SNATCHED UP DONNA    [too sultry] B&B Investigations.  How may I direct your call, to B or B? OFTHEGUARD    [on the phone] Donna?  What's got into you? DONNA    Oh, Captain Oftheguard!  [hah!]  I'm just covering the front while we decide on hiring a new secretary. PAUL    A new secretary--? DONNA    Our last one...um... won a bundle of dough in a radio contest and ran off to Barbados.  Who'd'a thunk that being able to name all the dancing princesses--  OFTHEGUARD    Cut the malarkey, Donna.  Is Bette there?  I need to speak to him. DONNA    Yes.  Of course. OFTHEGUARD    [pointed] Alone. DONNA    [to Paul] Everyone wants you today.  SOUND    SLAMS THE RECEIVER ONTO THE TABLE DONNA    I'll just go... buy some shoes or some other feminine pursuit. SOUND    SHE LEAVES - FEET, RUSTLE PAUL    Donna?  What--? SOUND    DOOR SLAMS SOUND    VOICE ON THE PHONE, VERY SMALL AND DISTORTED PAUL    Damn.  [growl]  SOUND    SNATCHES UP THE PHONE PAUL    [still a growl] What? OFTHEGUARD    What brownie crawled in your shoe?  MUSIC IN DONNA    I left them to their little boy games and decided to do the one thing Paul would never think of.  Or approve of. PAUL    [distant] Huh?  What?  DONNA    See you in the movies, babe. PAUL    [getting closer] Movies?  What movies? MUSIC OUT PAUL    [echoey] Donna? OFTHEGUARD    No, it's Oftheguard.  Ain't Donna with you? PAUL    She just stormed out of here. OFTHEGUARD    That girl has a temper.  Anyway, I wanted to discuss her birthday. PAUL    Birthday?  What?  OFTHEGUARD    Didn't you know?  It's Friday night, and I was wondering what kind of arrangements you mighta made.  PAUL    Oh.  We've been really busy here--  [still wondering] Movies? OFTHEGUARD    What? PAUL    Nothing.  [back on point] Friday.  Birthday.  Arrangements.  Right. MUSIC IN 6_AUDITION DONNA    [quiet] I stood outside the studio where the fancy schmancy new movie was supposedly being filmed - a huge building out on the docks with no windows and only one door. MUSIC OUT AMB    PIER SOUND    DOORBELL BUZZER TOM    [on intercom]  Sorry!  Ain't hiring today.  Closed set. DONNA    [breathy, sexy] Oh, please!  I just came in on a bus from Punkinville, and want so badly to be in moving pictures! TOM    Step up to the peephole - there on the left.  Saaaaaay.  You're a real beaut, ain'tcha? DONNA    It has been said.  Back home in Peter Piper Iowa, I was the beauty queen! TOM    I thought you said you were from Punkinville. DONNA    [thinking madly] Oh... I-- [drops voice] Punkinville is the bad side of Peter Piper. TOM    Why don't you come on in?  [lecherous] I might be able to squeeze in a screen test. SOUND    BUZZ, DOOR OPENS DONNA    [deep breath] Thank you ever so.  [muttered] Just be careful what you're squeezing. SOUND    WALKS INTO ECHOEY SPACE 7_EXIT STAGE LEFT MUSIC IN PAUL    I had no idea where Donna had got to, after our little dustup that morning.  And I was skeptical about Oftheguard's ideas for a party.  SOUND    CAR SNEAKS IN PAUL    Seemed pretty frivolous for a captain of his standing, but he was also an old friend of Donna's.  I decided to cut right to the chase and go to the studio. SOUND    CAR BRAKES, SOUND OF PIER PAUL    Work can usually take my mind off of-- SOUND    DOOR BEING SLAMMED OPEN, BODY FALLING OUT TOM    Whoooooah!  [being tossed out] PAUL    I realized Donna had beaten me to the punch. SOUND    CAR DOOR OPENS PAUL    [gasp, startled] SOUND    DONNA GETTING IN DONNA    I don't want to talk about it. PAUL    What's in there? DONNA    I didn't get a chance to see much. PAUL    What happened? SOUND    SNAP FINGERS MUSIC IN SUDDENLY DONNA    I didn't want to talk about it, but he just couldn't seem to take a hint. PAUL    Got it.  Fine. DONNA    Since I hadn't seen more than ten feet into the building - MOST of that being hallway, it wouldn't do ANY good to hash it over anyway. PAUL    I've got it.  Seriously. DONNA    And all because I would not could not on a couch-- PAUL    He offered you breakfast? DONNA    Just drop it! MUSIC OUT 8_BACK TO OFFICE SOUND    MOMENT OF SILENCE, CAR STARTS PAUL    We need to find a way in. DONNA    [almost steaming again] Oh? PAUL    I'm thinking a little piecework. DONNA    [more] OH? PAUL    All it would take is a little pounding, drilling.  In and out.  Simple. DONNA    [furious] OOOOH? PAUL    [noticing her anger]  uh, do you have a problem with me doing some construction work? DONNA    Oh! PAUL    What did you think I meant? DONNA    Nothing! MUSIC IN PAUL    No, really. DONNA    I want to go back to the office.  We do have some bleach there, don't we? PAUL    [narrating]  Back at the office, the phone was ringing. SOUND    QUICK STEPS, PICK UP PHONE PAUL    Hello? WILLARD    Hello? PAUL    Yes, can I help you? WILLARD    Is there anyone there? PAUL    What? DONNA    The music! SOUND    SNAP FINGERS MUSIC OUT 9_PHONE PAUL    Right. WILLARD    Ah, I was wondering.  I have been phoning for simply ages.  Where's your assistant been? DONNA    [dark] I've been to the palace to see the queen. PAUL    [to her, covering handset] No need for that!  [back to the phone]  What did you need? DONNA    [walking away] And pussycat pussycat, what'd you do there? PAUL    [muttered aside] pattycake or not, it's dang sexy when she speaks foreign. DONNA    [almost gone, loud] I'm getting ready to kick what he puts in a chair! SOUND    DOOR SLAMS PAUL    [interested] Oooh! [back to the phone] Sorry about that.  Employee relations. WILLARD    You're not relating to her on MY time, are you? PAUL    [growling] Anything on YOUR time will turn up on an expense account, bub.  Now, what were you calling about? WILLARD    [grumbling] You still need a secretary for the real work.  [up]  Mr. Emperor has finally nailed them down on a debut - Friday night at Grimm's Chinese theater - and we have to DO something before then!  If this is another bomb, he will be ruined! PAUL    We're on it. WILLARD    as long as you're not both on it at the same time, I'll be happy.  Goodbye! PAUL    [GROWLS]  Music! MUSIC COMES IN, BUT DOOR OF OFFICE OPENS A1_GOLDY GOLDY    Hello? MUSIC CUTS OUT PAUL    Uh, what? GOLDY    You're looking for a secretary. PAUL    I'm - what? GOLDY    [long suffering sigh]  Look, I don't mind working for chump change, or even schlepping for a brute like you - no offense-- PAUL    None taken. GOLDY    But I do try to work for folks who get some vocabulary.  I learned.  Had a job once taking dictation from this big black bird.  Couldn't say nothing but-- PAUL    Nevermind.  I'm just surprised.  We haven't actually advertised yet. GOLDY    Oh, sorry!  I spoke with-- [deliberately trails off] PAUL    Donna? GOLDY    Is she here? PAUL    [yes] She's in her office. GOLDY    Then no, not her.  This was a... [thinks]  ...a client. PAUL    Oh, Mr. Emperor's assistant. GOLDY    Yeah.  Him.  He suggested I come by. PAUL    Can you type? GOLDY    You bet. PAUL    Answer phones? GOLDY    I got a gold-plated ear. PAUL    [serious] Really? GOLDY    No. PAUL    Cause I knew a girl once, with-- GOLDY    Do I get the job? PAUL    I have to check with Donna first.  [up] Donna? DONNA    [from off] Still annoyed! PAUL    This might cheer you up! SOUND    DOOR OPENS, SHE STRIDES IN DONNA    What? GOLDY    [admiring] Well, look at you. DONNA    Who's looking at me, kid? PAUL    She came here for the secretary job.  Donna Bella, this is-- uh-- GOLDY    Ms. Lox.  But you can call me Goldy. MUSIC IN PAUL    Goldy's resume looked good-- DONNA    --and freshly typed-- PAUL    So we left her in charge and went looking for a way into the soundstage. GOLDY    Is that the Emperor pictures soundstage you were talking about? PAUL    Hey, this is a voiceover, not a party line. GOLDY    Hmph.  Coulda fooled me. PAUL    Lets take a drive.  Get some privacy.  DONNA    [romantic] Really Paul?      It's so sudden. MUSIC CUTS OUT SUDDENLY A2_PRIVATE CAR SOUND    CAR TURNS ON PAUL    That's exactly what I'm worried about. DONNA    Huh? PAUL    The way she showed up.  Very sudden. DONNA    Oh.  Did you lock up the petty cash? PAUL    Doll, our cash is so petty it ain't worth it. DONNA    [chuckles] So why do you think she popped up just now?  With a freshly minted resume? PAUL    I'm thinking someone's caught onto that valet's worry, and wants to keep tabs on us. DONNA    The potential swindlers? PAUL    We'll see.  MUSIC IN PAUL    [muttered]  Follow my lead.  [up]  Since the front door approach had been nixed, I figured on checking out the loading docks. DONNA    Ah!  Drop me at the union hall, wouldja? PAUL    Donna had a promising line of inquiry.  [side of mouth, teasing] Voice over... DONNA    I figured if there was anything coming in and going out - apart from money, there'd be someone at the local 509 who kept an eye on it. PAUL    Can't do anything in the film industry without teamsters. DONNA    [back at him] Voice over.... [whispered] I'll take the voiceover in 15 minutes.  When you're done, you mention a llama. PAUL    [whispered] Beast or priest? DONNA    [whispered] Either way. PAUL    Dropping her off, I went on down to the docks, figuring on asking around, finding out who catered the shop.  Bye, sweets. DONNA    [blows a kiss]  See ya!  SOUND     CAR DOOR SLAMS PAUL    Smart as a whip.  [musing] That's just one of those things you say, but when you really think about it, how smart IS a whip?  And who would ever ask to be "whipped"? SOUND    DRIVING AGAIN PAUL    I found a parking space down at the end of the marina, out of sight, but close enough in case someone decided to take a run-out powder. DONNA    Speaking of powder, I decided to stop in at a Rex druggist for a new compact and a bite to eat. MUSIC OUT A3_SODA JERK DONNA    Bet you get a lot of movie folks in here. JERK    [squeaking] Here?  [clears his throat]  Here?  I mean, not so's you'd notice, why? DONNA    Aren't they making a film down on the pier, there? JERK    Are they?  I haven't heard anything.  Who's in it? DONNA    I was hoping you'd know. JERK    No, but I know who to ask. DONNA    Oh?  Who? JERK    There's this old guy comes in here a lot.  Big nose.  He seems to know everyone.  Baron, Baron--- DONNA    Munchausen?  Hah!  Oops, is that the time?  I was supposed to meet the local shop steward. MUSIC IN DONNA    There's two ways to deal with teamsters.  Hire them and pay them a good wage, or don't hire them and pay them anyway.  That was what all the hullabaloo was about the sorcerer's apprentice - making brooms that can tote water is the worst kind of scab labor. Of course, there are exceptions, and I found out this was one of those. MUSIC OUT A4_TEAMSTERS STEWARD    Foreign soil. DONNA    What? STEWARD    That pier.  Used to be the embassy for Atlantis. DONNA    But Atlantis sank. STEWARD    Yeah, but that pier is still foreign soil.  Any work done there is subject to the local laws.  Of Atlantis. DONNA    But what about things going in and out?  Surely you must be handling deliveries? STEWARD    We would have to.  But there ain't none.  None at all, and we've been keeping our sharpest eye on them.  [up] Argus? ARGUS    Yeah, boss? DONNA    Wow.  I'd hate to be your optometrist. ARGUS    Guess I'm lucky I got 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20-- DONNA     I got it. ARGUS    --vision, eh? DONNA    Yeah.  So, you haven't seen ANYone coming or going? ARGUS    Didn't say that - a couple guys are in and out.  Just not goods or anything that we'd have to handle. DONNA    But the film crew-- ARGUS    What film crew?  It's just these three guys.  No one else. STEWARD    So the crew must be living in there, too.  Which would be a housing board violation, except... DONNA    Foreign soil.  Right.  Thanks for the   help, guys.  Oops - I'm running a bit late.  Come on! SOUND    SNAP FINGERS MUSIC IN DONNA    I wonder when my new music will arrive.  [sigh, up]  It was a mystery all right.  Somehow they had a set with no setup, a cast with no costumes, and a crew with no shore leave.  Far as anyone might know, it could be a big empty building - empty except for the oodles of gold Emperor was pouring into it.  And if there was truly nothing - how to save the studio, avoid embarrassment, and catch the crooks, all at once.  It was about time to grab those three guys and set them adrift in a leaky tub. PAUL    Lama. DONNA    Just like that? PAUL    Yup. Can you get back to the office on your own? DONNA    Ain't a hackie I can't handle. PAUL    Meet you there.  I'll take this for a while. DONNA    Oh, right-- PAUL AND DONNA    [unison, teasing] Voice-over.  [both laugh] PAUL    I had found something - something very interesting - out back of the warehouse, and was bringing it back to the office to examine it more closely.  Too bad it was a little hard to fit into the car.  That was reason enough to get Donna to find her own way home. DONNA    Like a little lamb, dragging my tail behind me? PAUL    Only you could make pattycake sound sexy. DONNA    You should see what I can do with [very sexy] Pease porridge HOT. PAUL    [interested growl] Save it!  Rowr! DONNA    Can we get to the office, already? PAUL    Sounds good. MUSIC OUT A5_HERBIE SOUND    DOOR OPENS, SHE WALKS IN GOLDY    Welcome to B&B Investigations.  Can I-- Oh!  [shrug]  Ehh.  Good practice, I suppose. DONNA    [stunned]  What... happened? GOLDY    Whaddaya mean? DONNA    It's so... clean.  You didn't have a horde of magic forest animals in here, did you? SOUND    DOOR OPENS GOLDY    [hurried] Uh, no.  I just didn't have a lot to do.  [uneasy] I ain't real fond of forests.  Or animals. PAUL    Ahem. GOLDY    Present company excluded. PAUL    Good. SOUND    HE WALKS IN, STRUGGLING MAN WITH HIM HERBIE    Mrph.  Urk. [struggling noises, bag on head] GOLDY    But I draw the line at kidnapping!  What did you do to that poor mug?  PAUL    I put a bag on his head. HERBIE    [muffled] Goldy? GOLDY    [cussing] Oh, Porridge! DONNA    Oh, no, you're not going anywhere, sweetheart. SOUND    DOOR SLAMS, LOCKS GOLDY    You lemme go, or I swear I'll break a chair - on your pretty little auburn head! SOUND    BAG OFF OF HEAD HERBIE    Goldy!  What's all this about, my little housebreaker? DONNA    Whoever you are, you're not alone, and you're embarrassing Ms. Lox. GOLDY    Thank you.  HERBIE    Ms. Lox?  Yeah, twenty years ago, maybe.  Since then, she's been my wife, Goldy Tailor! DONNA    I thought I recognized you.  Aren't you that guy who--? GOLDY     Oh, don't bring it up.  Please! HERBIE    What's wrong with a man taking credit for his past achievements?  So I took out 7 in one blow. GOLDY    Yeah, twenty years ago, maybe.  And they were flies.  This is his big achievement. HERBIE    Honey.  Sweetie.  Who're these folks anyway? PAUL    We're the private investigators who've been hired to find out what's really going on with that "movie" you're filming HERBIE    [suddenly serious] Oh.  That. MUSIC IN DONNA    For all their bickering, I was jealous.  They'd been married for twenty years, and I could see what she really felt by the way she looked at him.  PAUL    That and the fact that he clearly didn't put her up to sneaking in and spying on the spies. GOLDY    You know I can hear you? DONNA    We are definitely going to have to do something about that. MUSIC OUT HERBIE    It started out as a little con job.  Or that's what they told me.  I came in late in the game. GOLDY    Yeah, you're innocent as a baby fresh from a cabbage patch.  And about as smart.  A pair of grifters like that-- HERBIE    They got me in because I know the garment trade, and they needed someone to handle the costumes. DONNA    But there... aren't any costumes? HERBIE    Yeah, that's the funny part.  They mostly needed someone who could write a convincing invoice for the things they weren't buying. GOLDY    I hope you got some decent pay for this. PAUL    You're really better off not discussing THAT in front of witnesses. HERBIE    At first, I thought it was just a joke, and then, suddenly... before I even knew it, I was in it right up to my cummerbund.  GOLDY    And none of this is admissible in court!  I clerked for enough lawyers in my day.  I know all about hearsay. PAUL    Tell us everything you know, Mr. Lox-- HERBIE    Tailor.  Herbie Tailor.  You can call me Herbie. PAUL    Herbie, and we'll do our best to keep your name out of it. HERBIE    Like I said, it's all a scam.  More shell companies than a town full of mermaids.  Constant demands for money - and all to make this movie they say will be over the heads of everyone in the audience.  PAUL    But why? HERBIE    I guess this producer wants to rise above the crowd-pleasing musicals and talking animal flicks he usually churns out-- GOLDY    Apart from that one-- HERBIE    Oh, yeah, that.  Anyway, he wants to do something all intellectual and deep - like a foreign film.  Make a new name for himself. PAUL    Just hoping that name won't be ... um...  [prompting] something bad. HERBIE    Aschenputtel? DONNA    Maleficent? PAUL    Shh!  That one's copyrighted. DONNA    Oh. GOLDY    Just say his name would be mud and move on. HERBIE    Look, if I'm gone for much longer, they're gonna get suspicious.  PAUL    Can you try and find out one thing?  If we agree to help keep you out of the hands of the guard? HERBIE    I dunno.  I don't want to-- GOLDY    [warning] Herbie!? HERBIE    Yeah, all right.  Whatever you want. PAUL    I want to know what they're planning to do.  There has to be something in it for them, or they'd'a cut and run long back. HERBIE    Yeah. I guess. DONNA    True - with the premiere coming up, they must have one last big payoff in mind. PAUL    Why don't you two get outta here? GOLDY    Me, too? PAUL    Sorry, but until this is finished, you're just gonna be in the way. DONNA    And stay out of our voiceovers! MUSIC IN DONNA    It was a pity, really.  Goldy had done a bang up job of cleaning the office. PAUL    Is that what happened?  DONNA    Yup.  But until the case was cleared, there was no way we could let her stick around.  Maybe after the gala on Friday-- MUSIC OUT A6_FRIDAY PAUL    Friday!  Holy cow! DONNA    Whazzat?  PAUL    Nothing.  I need to give Willard a call.  See if there's any new payments going down the line. DONNA    Why don't you let me handle that?  Isn't that what assistants are for? PAUL    We don't get paid if you hurt him. DONNA    Over the phone?  I'll be very nice. PAUL    You go on ahead, then.  I have a few other loose ends to tie up. DONNA    Like? PAUL    Nothing I can't handle.  You go on. DONNA    [suspicious] Riiiight.  I'm out. MUSIC IN PAUL    [long sigh]  I was going to have to call Oftheguard and let him know we were otherwise engaged this Friday.  I hoped he hadn't done much in the way of planning.  But I knew Donna wouldn't want to let anything get in the way of finishing a case.  I was even thinking he might be handy to have around when-- SOUND    PHONE RINGS PAUL    [checking if she's around] Donna?  Oh well.  Music? MUSIC OUT A7_WHISPERS SOUND     PHONE PICKED UP PAUL    Hello? HERBIE    [whispered] I got it. PAUL    Got what? HERBIE    What they're up to.  They plan to claim the film's been stolen, and cash in on the insurance.  Maybe even ask a ransom. PAUL    So - last minute, no film, and they're in the clear? HERBIE    Gotta go. SOUND    PHONE HANGS UP DONNA    Guess it's time to report to the client. PAUL    [surprised] Yah!  Didn't you leave? DONNA    Couldn't think of anything interesting to do.  SOUND    PHONE DIALING MUSIC IN DONNA    Sometimes, the P.I. biz is just a lot of waiting, false starts, and standing around in the rain.  MUSIC OUT A8_REPORT PAUL    Or giving bad news. WILLARD    [on phone] What bad news? MUSIC IN PAUL    I gave him the run-down, and he took it pretty well. MUSIC OUT WILLARD    [screaming] NooO!  You simply MUST do something! DONNA    [off] I could get him some more chicory! PAUL    We were hired to get info, not to-- WILLARD    Then I'm hiring you again!  Money is no object, as long as you save Mr. Emperor's reputation! PAUL    I guess we need to find someone who can make you a movie. SOUND    PHONE HANGS UP DONNA    In two days?  [idea] I'll handle that.  Why don't you figure out what to do with the crooks when we get them? PAUL    But-- DONNA    Then we can skip ahead to the denouement! PAUL    But-- DONNA    This should be fun! A9_EMPEROR SOUND    DOOR SHUTS PAUL    [weakly, disbelieving] In two days?  [sigh]  Well, they can't expect miracles... MUSIC IN PAUL    Oh, all right.  The night of the big show arrived.  The theater was full of all those glittering people who appear out of nowhere every time a red carpet unrolls.  Crowned heads and nouveau riche, stars and those who just had stars in their eyes.  I was with Mr. Emperor only moments before the curtain was to go up. EMPEROR     [emperor only speaks in bellows] [on phone] What are you talking about?  The canisters were just delivered! TOM    [On phone]  They what? EMPEROR    They're being set up this minute - you could have given them some more time, you know. TOM    But, the ransom call just came in! EMPEROR    Must be a hoax.  Come on down and enjoy the show. TOM    I don't-- PAUL    They really should be here to take their share of the credit. EMPEROR    The car should be there about now. SOUND    RECEIVER SLAMMED DOWN EMPEROR    You can go now.  The projector staff have the cans well in hand. PAUL    I'm supposed to stay and keep an eye on them after the debut also. WILLARD    I'll find him a seat somewhere.  EMPEROR    Fine, fine.  See you after the show. SOUND    DOOR SLAM PAUL    Is he angry? WILLARD    No, why? PAUL    Nothing. WILLARD    What if the film is bad? What do we do? PAUL    Plan b is set the projector room on fire after the first reel. WILLARD    Really? PAUL    No!  But what you need to do is go out there and give the film a big buildup.  Make a point that it's very highbrow and intellectual and that only the most perceptive people will understand and appreciate it.  You know the kind of thing - butter up the audience with one hand, threaten them with the other. WILLARD    I work for producers, of course I know. PAUL    Go for it. B1_FINALE MUSIC IN DONNA    The movie had a bit of a rough start, but once the people got used to the pace, they seemed to get into it.  Since there were no kids in the audience to get restless and start saying obnoxious things, it seemed to go over pretty well. PAUL    I made a point of being in the hallway outside emperor's box, and when the culprits tried to slink away at the last minute... MUSIC OUT PAUL    Where do you think you're going? TOM    uh... concessions.  Need more popcorn. DICK    Me too. PAUL    Movie's nearly over.  Don't you want to take your bows? DICK    But it ain't our-- TOM    Stifle!  He meant it ain't our style to be in the public eye, you see.  C'mon-- DONNA    Not so fast. DICK    A big guy and a pair of dames?  Don't make me laugh. PAUL    I wouldn't-- TOM    Oh, jeez!  It's her!  [muttered to dick] We'd have a better chance with the brute. DICK    Really? TOM    [up] What do youse guys want? DONNA     We want to avoid any unpleasantness for Mr. Emperor, so your job is to go out there and take your bows, and introduce your writer-director, Sherry here. SHERRY    Hi! DONNA    She's real good with a story, and saved everyone's butts. SHERRY    You wanted avant garde - and I was dying to try something new. PAUL     I still can't believe you finished it in two days. SHERRY    I had a good subject to work with. TOM    But what're we supposed to do after tonight? DONNA    I suggest take some filmmaking lessons - if this is a success, you're going to have half the studios around looking to hire you, and most are a bit more picky than Mr. Emperor. PAUL    Don't worry - you can always go into seclusion, after completion of your masterwork. SHERRY    Just as long as I get my credit - and since I mastered the final titles, I DO [laughs]. I'll get any work I want after this.  Picture it - "A Scherezade production" in big lights!  I'll keep 'em coming back, night after night. MUSIC IN B2_BIRTHDAY DONNA    And it went over with a bang - primed as they were, no one was willing to admit that the film "wooden you" - a more or less still shot of one guy's face as he answers a series of more and more odd and uncomfortable questions - was strange or incomprehensible, or even dull. PAUL    There was even a certain hush in the theater from time to time - waiting to see if his response would be a lie. DONNA    How she talked Pinocchio into it, we'll never know.  On the other hand, if there's one thing Sherry's good at, it's getting folks to listen to her. PAUL    Sorry to miss your birthday by the way. DONNA    Eek! PAUL    I said I was sorry! DONNA    [warning] Voice over! PAUL    We were just getting back to the office, when-- MUSIC OUT DONNA    ixnay on the irthday-bay. PAUL    I- what? DONNA    I was hoping everyone forgot. PAUL    Oh.  Sorry, then, for that. SOUND    KEY IN LOCK, DOOR OPENS, A COUPLE OF STEPS CROWD    Surprise! PAUL    I didn't - what the - not my fault! DONNA    What? OFTHEGUARD    Didn't mean to startle you - your secretary let us in. DONNA    What? GOLDY    Sorry boss.  Bosses.  Who can say no to such a face? PAUL AND DONNA    Bosses? GOLDY    Try getting rid of me.  Besides, I make a mean cuppa joe! CLOSING

The Kim Monson Show
John Eastman on Why Primaries Should Be Closed

The Kim Monson Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 54:24


Donald Trump lawyer and Constitutional Law expert John Eastman joins Kim for a discussion on why primary elections should be closed and news surrounding the Supreme COurt's likely move to overturn Roe v. Wade. Bill of the Day is SB22-238, 2023 and 2024 Property Tax.

One Bills Live
OBL 5/4: Which AFC East team closed the gap on the Bills, Eric Allen recaps the Jets draft

One Bills Live

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 89:30


We asked you which AFC East rival closed the gap on the Bills the most following the 2022 NFL Draft? New York Jets senior director/reporter Eric Allen joined us to recap the Jets 2022 NFL Draft class (51:30). Bills reporter Maddy Glab sat down for a one-on-one interview with Bills first round pick CB Kaiir Elam (1:18:40).

The Q Interview
Deborah Cox is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame decades after the industry closed its doors to her. Here's how she feels about it.

The Q Interview

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 48:08


When most kids were mowing lawns or babysitting for some extra cash, Deborah Cox was doing session work and getting paid to sing at only 12 years old. The fact that she is who she is today — a platinum-record-selling artist and actor — is no surprise. But what might come as a surprise to some people is that Cox had a tough time getting her career off the ground at home in Canada. Even though her talent was so clear, she was rejected by almost every major label in the country. It wasn't until she moved to the U.S. that her career really took off and she became a legendary artist in R&B and beyond. Now, she's being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She told Tom Power her story, about being honoured by Canada and how you hold the present with the past.

Finanzrocker - Dein Soundtrack für Finanzen und Freiheit
Folge 209: "Als Einkommensinvestor machen mir Kursschwankungen nicht so viel aus" - Interview mit Anton Gneupel

Finanzrocker - Dein Soundtrack für Finanzen und Freiheit

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 69:08


Als Einkommensinvestor möchte Anton Gneupel nicht von den Kursschwankungen abhängig sein, sondern ein monatliches Einkommen generieren. Sein Asset der Wahl sind Closed-end Funds (CEFs). Wie sein Portfolio aufgestellt ist, was CEFs sind und wo die Vor- und Nachteile liegen, erklärt Anton im Interview.

Practical Church Revitalization Podcast
Episode 120: The Causes of Groupthink

Practical Church Revitalization Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 32:26


Taken from the WikiIrving Janis identified three antecedent conditions to groupthink:: High group cohesiveness: Cohesiveness is the main factor that leads to groupthink. Groups that lack cohesiveness can of course make bad decisions, but they do not experience groupthink. In a cohesive group, members avoid speaking out against decisions, avoid arguing with others and work towards maintaining friendly relationships in the group. If cohesiveness gets to such a level that there are no longer disagreements between members, then the group is ripe for groupthink. Deindividuation: Group cohesiveness becomes more important than individual freedom of expression. Illusions of unanimity: Members perceive falsely that everyone agrees with the group's decision; silence is seen as consent. Janis noted that the unity of group members was a mere illusion. Members may disagree with the organization's decision, but go along with the group for many reasons, such as maintaining their group status and avoiding conflict with managers or workmates. Such members think that suggesting opinions contrary to others may lead to isolation from the group. Structural faults: The group is organized in ways that disrupt the communication of information, or the group carelessly makes decisions. Insulation of the group: This can promote the development of unique, inaccurate perspectives on issues the group is dealing with, which can then lead to faulty solutions to the problem. Lack of impartial leadership: Leaders control the group discussion, by planning what will be discussed, allowing only certain questions to be asked, and asking for the opinions of only certain people in the group. Closed-style leadership is when leaders announce their opinions on the issue before the group discusses the issue together. Open-style leadership is when leaders withhold their opinion until a later time in the discussion. Groups with a closed-style leader are more biased in their judgments, especially when members had a high degree of certainty. Lack of norms requiring methodological procedures. Homogeneity of members' social backgrounds and ideology. Situational context: Highly stressful external threats: High-stake decisions can create tension and anxiety; group members may cope with this stress in irrational ways. Group members may rationalize their decision by exaggerating the positive consequences and minimizing the possible negative consequences. In an attempt to minimize the stressful situation, the group decides quickly and allows little to no discussion or disagreement. Groups under high stress are more likely to make errors, lose focus of the ultimate goal, and use procedures that members know have not been effective in the past. Recent failures: These can lead to low self-esteem, resulting in agreement with the group for fear of being seen as wrong. Excessive difficulties in decision-making tasks. Time pressures: Group members are more concerned with efficiency and quick results than with quality and accuracy. Time pressures can also lead group members to overlook important information. Moral dilemmas. Although it is possible for a situation to contain all three of these factors, all three are not always present even when groupthink is occurring. Janis considered a high degree of cohesiveness to be the most important antecedent to producing groupthink, and always present when groupthink was occurring; however, he believed high cohesiveness would not always produce groupthink. A very cohesive group abides with all group norms, but whether or not groupthink arises is dependent on what the group norms are. If the group encourages individual dissent and alternative strategies to problem-solving, it is likely that groupthink will be avoided even in a highly cohesive group. This means that high cohesion will lead to groupthink only if one or both of the other antecedents is present, the situational context being slightly more likely than structural faults to produce groupthink.

City of Sunnyvale, CA: current live view (IN USE) Video Podcast
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City of Sunnyvale, CA: current live view (IN USE) Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


Today in San Diego
San Diego Inches Closer to Drought, Population Declines, Encinitas Trail Closed

Today in San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 4:58


CAL Fire Preps for Busy Fire Season, Small Landslide in North County, CHP Shooting Suspect Expected in Court, San Diego County and California Lose Population See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Hidden Pearls Podcast
79. Hidden Pearls Podcast - Mindful Monday - Closed Windows

Hidden Pearls Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 10:56


General Hospital - The 10th Floor
”The Gallery is closed... you're trespassing.” General Hospital Reactions 5/1/22

General Hospital - The 10th Floor

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 108:03


Matt & Kat are back and Brando threatens Smoltz! Harmony goes off the deep end, Michael and WIllow get a "rare night out," Dante Brando and Curtis are all Team Nina! Marshall skips down, N'neka speaks, Laura leaves Esme and open door, and Rory flirts with Trina! All this and more on the 10th Floor!

Roblox forever
Giveaway ! Headshot ( closed )

Roblox forever

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 0:07


Requirement : have “ #STSD “ in your user , say your favourite TV show and follow my roblox jenniferchl + join my group on profile + comment your roblox user . ( no req = no prize )

The Best of The OG with Ovies & Giglio
The Carolina Hurricanes closed out the regular season with a bang as they head into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Best of The OG with Ovies & Giglio

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 6:57


The Carolina Hurricanes closed out the regular season with a bang as they head into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Emmanuel Covenant Church
More Jesus. Less _______., Part 2: Less Closed

Emmanuel Covenant Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022


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FITSNews Week in Review
Alex Murdaugh At Moselle During Murders, Bowen Turner Case Not Closed - Week in Review

FITSNews Week in Review

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 51:43


It was a big week for news in South Carolina as Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Will Folks broke a trio of big exclusives related to the still-unraveling ‘Murdaugh Murders' crime and corruption saga.Will and Liz discussed all of these new developments in depth in our increasingly popular ‘Week in Review' segment … which recaps the big stories we broke (or covered) over the previous seven days.We also took a closer look at the latest developments in the still-unfolding Bowen Turner saga – with Farrell and Folks offering their takes on where that story could be headed. Also, I am continuing to work on our documentary of the Bowen Turner saga as a case study in South Carolina's “injustice system.”Finally, there's a new sheriff in the South Carolina House of Representatives – but unlike the “Queen's coronation” coverage provided by the Palmetto State' mainstream media, Will came loaded for bear when it comes to assessing his potential impact on a host of important outcomes in the Palmetto State.Here are the show notes and don't forget you can now access the show on Apple and Spotify …*****SHOW NOTESMURDAUGH MURDERSHigh-Velocity Impact Spatter Directly Ties Alex Murdaugh To Double Homicide, Sources SayMaggie Murdaugh Was ‘Lured' To Moselle On The Night Of Her Murder, Sources SayMurdaugh Murders: Grand Jury Was Probing Alex Murdaugh's Finances Prior To Moselle HomicidesWhat Can Blood Spatter Tell Us? Forensic Expert ExplainsAlex Murdaugh Paid $110K For A Funeral Home In 2020? That Seems … UnusualBOWEN TURNER NOT OFF THE HOOK YET?Bowen Turner Saga: It's Not OverBowen Turner Case: Family Of Dallas Stoller Launches PetitionSolicitor Seeks Sanctions For Bowen Turner's Numerous And Flagrant ViolationsSTATE HOUSE SHAKE UPSouth Carolina House: The Dominos Are About To FallSouth Carolina State House: Meet The New Boss*****Once again, please do not hesitate to share your comments and criticisms (constructive or otherwise). Each one of them helps us improve the product we are cranking out.To share your feedback, email me (dylan@fitsnews) or tweet to me (@DNolan2000).

Supernaturally Prophetic with John Veal
66: How To Close Demonic Doors Part 2, (Close The Door & Keep It Closed!)

Supernaturally Prophetic with John Veal

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 22:21


In this week's podcast, Prophet John Veal will show you how to close demonic portals (doors) that may exist in your life. After listening to part 2 of this powerful teaching, you will be equipped to begin the process of kicking demons out and closing the door that they came in through! Close the door on the devil and keep it closed! Make sure that you RATE, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE! John's book Supernaturally Delivered: A Practical Guide to Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare is available wherever great Christian books are sold. Supernaturally Prophetic with John Veal is part of the Destiny Image Podcast Network. 

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table
Movie Dogs and Dog Movies

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 53:10


What makes a good dog movie? What makes a good movie dog? These questions take us down the rabbit hole that is the list of greatest (and not so great) film and TV dogs. With a deep analysis of the best type of dog “acting”, we talk old timey favorites like Benji, Lassie and Snoopy, 80s dogs VS 90s dogs, best Animated dogs, trashy dog movies of the 2000s, and our all time favorites. Links: C Block https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGACBGenG0 Catch up on all the Friday Night Movie SXSW special coverage in this playlist, including featured interviews from SXSW Wonder House hosted by the University of Arizona. Keep checking back because we have even more SXSW content coming your way!  Sign up for the Friday Night Movie Newsletter for giveaways, curated episode playlists from the hosts and guests (including our mom), and at MOST one email per month (and probably fewer).  Closed captions for this episode are available via the player on the official Friday Night Movie homepage, the Podbean app and website, and YouTube.  The Friday Night Movie Family supports the following organizations: HIAS, NAACP Legal Defense Fund | Equal Justice Initiative | Asian American Journalists Association. Subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform, including iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Podbean | Overcast. Play along with Friday Night Movie at home! Read the FNM Glossary to learn the about our signature bits (e.g., Buy/Rent/Meh, I Told You Shows, Tradesies, etc.) and then head on over to our merch store your very own official FNM t-shirt.  Send us your recommendations and your tradesies! We'll watch them and report back on the show! Email us at pancake@pancake4table.com or tweet @FriNightMovie, @pancake4table, @chichiKgomez, and/or  @paperBKprincess.  Follow our creations and zany Instagram stories @frinightmovie and @pancake4table. Follow us on Letterboxd (@pancake4table) where we're rating every movie we've EVER watched.  Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter for exclusive giveaways and news! Theme music by What Does It Eat.  Subscribe and leave a review on IOS or Android at fridaynightmoviepod.com.

Haymarket Books Live
Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson w/ Barbara Ransby

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 60:36


Join Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Lynette Jackson for a conversation celebrating the release of Ransby's new memoir, Eslanda. Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life. Her career and commitments took her many places: colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi-occupied Berlin, Stalin's Russia, and China two months after Mao's revolution. She was a woman of unusual accomplishment—an anthropologist, a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women's rights, an outspoken anti-colonial and antiracist activist, and an internationally sought-after speaker. Yet historians for the most part have confined Essie to the role of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a wife hidden in the large shadow cast by her famous husband. In this masterful book, biographer Dr. Barbara Ransby refocuses attention on Essie, one of the most important and fascinating Black women of the twentieth century. Join us for a limited-capacity in-person book launch event and discussion with Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Lynette Jackson on the extraordinary life of Eslanda Robeson and the implications of her work on freedom struggles today. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for those attending in person. For those attending in-person doors will open at 6 PM. The event will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in-person. Closed captioning will be available for the livestream. Order your copy of Eslanda here. --------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Dr. Barbara Ransby is a widely acclaimed historian of the Black Freedom Movement, award-winning author, and longtime activist. She is the John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Black Studies, Gender and Women's Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also directs the Social Justice Initiative, which promotes connections between academics and community organizers working on social justice. A founding member of Scholars for Social Justice, she works closely with activists in the Movement for Black Lives and The Rising Majority. She is an elected fellow in the Society of American Historians, as well as a recipient of the Angela Y. Davis Prize for public scholarship from the American Studies Association. Ransby is the author of multiple books, including the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century and Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson. Dr. Lynette Jackson is an associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Black Studies at UIC. She received her PhD in African History from Columbia University in 1997. Dr. Jackson is the author of Surfacing Up: Psychiatry and Social Order in Colonial Zimbabwe and numerous other articles and book chapters on topics relating to women, the state and medical and public health discourses in colonial and postcolonial Africa, particularly having to do with the regulation of African women's sexuality. Dr. Jackson's current research explores the history of child refugee diasporas from Southern Sudan, particularly focusing on two streams of unaccompanied children: The Lost Boys and Girls and the Cuban 600. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/s4xq5KpOZZI Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

KGO 810 Podcast
John Rothmann: JFK Drive is permanently closed

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 36:13


Golden Gate Park's JFK Drive will stay permanently car-free after S.F. supes vote following marathon meeting. If you think this is unfair, write to openthestreets@gmail.com The decision resolves one of the most anticipated issues in front of the board in recent months and finalizes the transformation of a thoroughfare that leads to some of the most prominent attractions in the crown jewel of the city's park system. The road's fate has been the subject of intense organizing in recent months, with rallies, letter writing and direct lobbying of supervisors trying to sway the outcome. About 70% of 10,000 respondents to a city survey said they wanted the road to stay closed to cars. Supporters said keeping the road closed to cars was a safety and environmental issue while opponents said the closure hurt the elderly, those who lived far from the park, the park's museums and those with disabilities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
John Rothmann: JFK Drive is permanently closed

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 36:13


Golden Gate Park's JFK Drive will stay permanently car-free after S.F. supes vote following marathon meeting. If you think this is unfair, write to openthestreets@gmail.com The decision resolves one of the most anticipated issues in front of the board in recent months and finalizes the transformation of a thoroughfare that leads to some of the most prominent attractions in the crown jewel of the city's park system. The road's fate has been the subject of intense organizing in recent months, with rallies, letter writing and direct lobbying of supervisors trying to sway the outcome. About 70% of 10,000 respondents to a city survey said they wanted the road to stay closed to cars. Supporters said keeping the road closed to cars was a safety and environmental issue while opponents said the closure hurt the elderly, those who lived far from the park, the park's museums and those with disabilities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ZakBabyTV
CHILDS PLAY NIGHTMARE | The Children's Play Area Is Closed...

ZakBabyTV

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 31:21


The Quicky
Flight Credits: How The Heck Can I Use Them?

The Quicky

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 17:30


During the past couple of years, you might have had to cancel a few holidays, and for many of us that means we received flight credits for those trips we simply couldn't take.  In fact, so many of us are in this position, it turns out that the airlines are currently sitting on billions of dollars of our money - so why does it seem so difficult to try and book a new trip using these credits now things are getting back to normal? The Quicky speaks to a woman who got stuck with flight credits early on in the pandemic that she still hasn't been able to use, a travel expert, and a consumer affairs guru to find out if and how you can ever actually get your money's worth. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to: Tys - Booked tickets to Melbourne pre-pandemic but had to cancel due to Covid-19 and has spent months trying to get her money back Julia Steward - Head of Policy & Government Relations at Choice Brett Jardine - Managing Director of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Jacob Round Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How To (Podcast)
The Art Of Making Things Happen & Being Pissed Off | Steve Sims

How To (Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 56:11


Steve Sims is the visionary founder of the world's first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest.   Just some of the extraordinary experiences that Steve and his team have made possible for his A-list clientele include: Closed a museum in Florence for a private dinner party for 6 at the feet of Michelangelo's David and had Andrea Bocelli come in and serenade the guests Taking a submarine trip to the Titanic Becoming James Bond for a weekend in Monte Carlo Hanging out and jamming with celebrity recording artists, such as Guns & Roses drummer Matt Sorum and playing guitar with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Taking private cooking lessons with the world's finest executive chefs In addition, Steve has also: Been featured in Ivy League publications, including: Forbes, The Wall St. Journal, South China Post and The London Times and over 50 others Invited to speak regularly at Luxury Clubs, Entrepreneurial Groups & Universities worldwide, and even had the honor to Speak at Harvard – TWICE! Worked for Royalty, Presidents, A-list celebrities, the rich and famous and the richer and unknown.  Consulted for major award shows, credit card companies, luxury brands and even consulted for well-known consultants

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table
Katie Jones loves Reality TV (Crossover: Finding Favorites with Leah Jones)

Friday Night Movie by @pancake4table

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 50:34


***SPECIAL CROSSOVER EPISODE*** Katie Jones bring her signature combination of reality TV expertise and patience for Shai's complete lack of understanding of reality TV in this special edition of Finding Favorites with Leah Jones.  Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts Updates on Leah's CaringBridge Catch up on all the Friday Night Movie SXSW special coverage in this playlist, including featured interviews from SXSW Wonder House hosted by the University of Arizona. Keep checking back because we have even more SXSW content coming your way!  Sign up for the Friday Night Movie Newsletter for giveaways, curated episode playlists from the hosts and guests (including our mom), and at MOST one email per month (and probably fewer).  Closed captions for this episode are available via the player on the official Friday Night Movie homepage, the Podbean app and website, and YouTube.  The Friday Night Movie Family supports the following organizations: HIAS, NAACP Legal Defense Fund | Equal Justice Initiative | Asian American Journalists Association. Subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform, including iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Podbean | Overcast. Play along with Friday Night Movie at home! Read the FNM Glossary to learn the about our signature bits (e.g., Buy/Rent/Meh, I Told You Shows, Tradesies, etc.) and then head on over to our merch store your very own official FNM t-shirt.  Send us your recommendations and your tradesies! We'll watch them and report back on the show! Email us at pancake@pancake4table.com or tweet @FriNightMovie, @pancake4table, @chichiKgomez, and/or  @paperBKprincess.  Follow our creations and zany Instagram stories @frinightmovie and @pancake4table. Follow us on Letterboxd (@pancake4table) where we're rating every movie we've EVER watched.  Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter for exclusive giveaways and news! Theme music by What Does It Eat.  Subscribe and leave a review on IOS or Android at fridaynightmoviepod.com.

Light After Trauma
Episode 92: Narcissistic Abuse, Pt 1 with Rebecca Christianson, LCSW

Light After Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 28:17


What is narcissism and how do we know if someone is a narcissist?  Alyssa teams up with returning podcast guest, Rebecca Christianson, LCSW as they tackle this very important topic.  Learn more about Rebecca Christianson, LCSW   Check out the Light After Trauma website for transcripts, other episodes, Alyssa's guest appearances, and more at: www.lightaftertrauma.com Want to get more great content and interact with the show? Check us out on Instagram: @lightaftertrauma We need your help! We want to continue to make great content that can help countless trauma warriors on their journey to recovery. So, please help us in supporting the podcast by becoming a recurring patron of the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lightaftertrauma   Transcript   Alyssa Scolari [00:23]: Hello, beautiful people. Welcome back to another episode of The Light After Trauma podcast. I'm your host, Alyssa Scolari. This is a two part, well, really a two part series. This is going to be two episodes today, and it is a guest episode. It has been a while since we've had a guest episode. I know that we he had talked about me sort of reeling back on guest episodes and being much more particular with who's coming on the show, just because I know that you all are really interested and have really, really liked the solo episodes that I've done. Alyssa Scolari [00:57]: But you all also love today's guest, who is a friend of the family, friend of the podcast, it's Rebecca Christianson. Duh, would it be anyone else? We love Rebecca. She has been on this podcast to talk about grief. She's been on the podcast to talk about guilt and shame, and she's incredible. Alyssa Scolari [01:19]: Today she's on the podcast to talk about narcissism. And I know this one's going to be a really big hit for you all because narcissism is honestly a very hot term right now. It is a really hot topic. It is all over TikTok, all over social media. But before we dive right into narcissism, I just want to take a minute to let you know who Rebecca is. Alyssa Scolari [01:41]: If you are a new listener, Rebecca really started out as a mentor for me and became, honestly, one of my closest friends. She's absolutely a soulmate of mine. We were absolutely meant to know each other in this life and every other life after that. And she really is the reason why I am the therapist that I am today. Alyssa Scolari [02:05]: So Rebecca is the founder of a group practice called Rebellious Wellness Counseling in the state of New Jersey in the United States. And I will, of course, link her group practice. She works with a bunch of wonderful people. She does amazing work. She is, especially you do a lot of grief, right? Like that's like you special when I think of you, I think like you do grief, but you also do couples, right? Rebecca Christianson [02:33]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [02:34]: Yeah. Rebecca Christianson [02:34]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [02:35]: Rebecca does two of the hardest things that I think any therapist can do. So I will absolutely link her group practice in the show notes for today. So let's just hand it over to Rebecca. Welcome. Rebecca Christianson [02:51]: Thank you. Thanks for having me. You always say the nicest things. You are the therapist that you are because you are extremely talented and work really hard, but thank you for giving me credit for that. Alyssa Scolari [03:04]: All shucks. Thank you. Rebecca Christianson [03:05]: Yeah. So I am always honored to be on the podcast. I love, obviously, I love talking to you. I love tackling some of these topics that I think are complex topics that everybody has to handle, but don't always understand exactly how to handle it or how it affects their lives. So I'm happy to be on it. Alyssa Scolari [03:27]: Yeah, exactly, exactly. And we make a really good team, which is why I feel like tackling narcissism today is like, you and I are really, really well suited to do this together because it's a really heavy topic, right? Rebecca Christianson [03:42]: Yep. Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [03:43]: And it's something that I think gets talked about a lot, but also often very misused and overused. And so I think here's an interesting fact for y'all, right? So the word narcissism in itself is at actually derived from the Greek mythological figure, Narcissus. And basically the story of Narcissus is that he fell in love with his own reflection. And what narcissism is at its core is really just self-absorption but pathological self absorption. Alyssa Scolari [04:21]: So that's where the name comes from. And I think when it comes to narcissism, there's one way that therapists diagnose it. But then there's an entirely different way that I think you guys can understand it and recognize it in others. And that's kind of a little bit more important. Alyssa Scolari [04:48]: So the way that therapists diagnose it is, obviously, you all have heard of the DSM. I've talked about it on this podcast before. It's like the holy grail for mental health diagnoses. It's what therapists turn to in order to diagnose somebody. And there is a personality disorder in there called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. And this is how therapists would really diagnose somebody. And really what it is it's this pattern of grandiosity. Alyssa Scolari [05:23]: They just, people, who think that they just have this huge amount of self importance. They often exaggerate their achievements and their talents. They are preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, or ideal love. They believe that they are super special and unique and that they are very high status and everyone else is below them. They require excessive admiration. They constantly need other people to be doting on them and thinking that they are just the bees knees. Alyssa Scolari [06:01]: They have an extreme sense of self entitlement, very unreasonable expectations, and they always think that they should be favored above everyone else. They exploit people, especially those who are closest to them. In other words, they try to take advantage of the people around them to meet their own needs. And they lack empathy. They cannot identify with feelings or needs of others and they often can seem very arrogant, right? Alyssa Scolari [06:33]: So that's a very brief run through of what those symptoms look like in the book that therapists use to diagnose. But it's a little bit different when we're just in our day to day life. So Rebecca, can you actually talk about, I don't know. I feel like what I just said was a very hoity-toity way of describing narcissism. Can you break this down? What does that actually look like day to day? Rebecca Christianson [07:02]: Yes, absolutely. I think that one of the things that's important to remember about narcissist is that underneath it all, it's a very, very fragile ego and that extremely, extremely fragile ego, came from somewhere, right? Oftentimes it comes from childhood trauma. Oftentimes it comes from neglect or abuse where a child doesn't get their needs met. So they have to manipulate to get their own needs met and they build this wall or protection around that very fragile ego. And no one can see the fragile ego at any cost. So they will always externally get their needs met instead of getting their needs met from within. Rebecca Christianson [07:55]: That would be... The only thing that was really healing for them is to go in and process through the things that made that ego so fragile. But they, at a very young age, protect that fragile ego at all costs. At all costs. At the cost to anyone else their needs will always come first and that the hallmark of a narcissist. Rebecca Christianson [08:14]: So I'm going to quote Shahida Arabi who wrote, Becoming the Narcissist Nightmare, because this is my favorite quote about narcissist. It says, "The first thing you must know about a narcissist is that you will never truly know anything about the narcissist." Alyssa Scolari [08:30]: Ugh. Yes, yes. That's it, case closed. End of episode. Rebecca Christianson [08:37]: Closed, there you go. You'll never really know. And I really believe that because they don't know. They've created such a false self that they don't even remember why they became a narcissist. One of the questions I get all the time is like, "Can a narcissist heal? Can they get better?" And the answer to that's, yes. Rarely do they do the work that's required to get better, but they can. But that would be going back to the childhood trauma, whatever happened that made them realize that they felt they needed to manipulate their environment to get their needs met, that they were not lovable enough to get their needs met just by being who they were. Rebecca Christianson [09:29]: And that's so painful. Usually by the time they show up in our office, that's so painful that they rarely do that. But the times that I've seen narcissists actually do that work is either they have a terminal illness, and because they have never truly been able to connect authentically with anyone, they don't have very many people who are going to take care of them. Or they've had such a traumatic loss in their life that it's shocked them to their core. And they don't want to continue to live that way. Rebecca Christianson [10:03]: So, those are the times. But I think how it would show up, you said a lot of the things, I think that when you notice somebody has the inability to empathize with you or with other people at all, like if you have a friend that's a narcissist and you tell them they have the inability to empathize, but they understand people, so they can fake empathy. They can... Alyssa Scolari [10:30]: Yes. They're typically very, very charming. Rebecca Christianson [10:34]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [10:34]: But when it comes to empathy, it could look like you confide in a friend about something and or you tell a friend something, right? And if that friend goes, "Oh, well they deserved it. They deserved it. They had that coming." Right? Or it could be, this person responds in a way that's like completely ignores what you're talking about and shifts the focus onto them. "Oh, well, when I was that age, it was even harder for me. Babababa." Rebecca Christianson [11:07]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [11:07]: Yeah. Rebecca Christianson [11:07]: Yep. Or they will fake empathy if they think that's going to get them something. So they'll be like, "Oh, that was a hard day at work." And like this, whatever it is, because they think that they're going to get something out of that. So sometimes they'll fake empathy to get their own need met at the end of the day. And then if that doesn't happen, they get angry. So the inability to authentically apologize, see hallmark up. You notice that somebody cannot take accountability. They will skirt accountability for something that they have done that has hurt the other person or isn't right or whatever. They cannot authentically apologize. Rebecca Christianson [11:47]: You said this before, but it will always be somebody else's fault. There will always be a reason why they cannot take accountability and authentically apologize. Also hallmark of when you notice that with someone that you're around or involved with, that's definitely a hallmark sign. And then if you confront them, they become extremely angry. Rebecca Christianson [12:11]: In fact, there's a term called Narcissistic Rage. And that's if they perceive their ego as being challenged, some people have narcissistic rage. And then you did a podcast earlier that I listened to about gaslighting. This is where gaslighting comes in. They're unable to take accountability. So they will gaslight at all costs. And it becomes, because they're usually extremely bright and charming, it can become almost impossible to pick up on the gaslighting. Rebecca Christianson [12:47]: Some people are so good at that, that your head is spinning and you don't even understand what just happened. It's not until you tell somebody outside of that interaction or relationship that they might be able to see, "I think they were gaslighting you." Because it's real, some people become really good, they become professionals at not taking accountability. Rebecca Christianson [13:14]: And the thing about, again, they're very intuitive, very perceptive, very charming, and very bright. So they will learn things about you, your Achilles heel, your soft spots, and that's where they're going to hit. So when they gaslight you, it's not going to be always about the actual thing they're not taking accountability for. They're going to gaslight you and hit where they know it hurts so that you will be blindsided, taken off guard, all these other things. So ultimately they don't have to take accountability. Rebecca Christianson [13:47]: I think those, and then you mentioned self-absorbed, always bringing the conversation back to themselves. I feel like if you're in a relationship or a friendship or a work relationship with somebody who has more than one of those characteristics, they are probably a narcissist. Alyssa Scolari [14:05]: Red flags, red flags, red flags, red flags. Yeah. And I think gaslighting is the narcissists best friend. Best friend, that is their biggest tool. And as you're kind of saying all this, I feel like now's a really good time to read the Narcissist's Prayer. So this perfectly, for the listeners out there, reflects everything that Rebecca is saying and then some. It's like, The narcissist's prayer is, and by the way I did not write this. And I actually don't know who wrote this. I tried to look it up and there's a couple different versions of it, but I don't know. It says the author is unknown when it comes to this specific version of it. Alyssa Scolari [14:50]: But the Narcissist's Prayer is, "That didn't happen. And if it did, it is not a big deal. And if it was a big deal, then it was not my fault. And if it was my fault, well, then I didn't mean it. And if I did mean it, then you deserved it. Now this conversation is over. I am done talking about it." Rebecca Christianson [15:12]: I think that says it perfectly. And so many people, here's the thing about narcissists, right? So many people, as you were saying, all of the kind of DSM-IV criteria, I think two things. I think one on a bad day, we all feel selfish, right? It's normal to have moments of time where we feel selfish, that's normal. But we feel remorse and regret when that selfishness might have been at the expense of someone else. But there's remorse, there's guilt or shame. Rebecca Christianson [15:48]: Narcissists do not feel guilt or shame for that. They are self-absorbed to a pathological point, and you said that in the beginning and I wanted to reiterate that, they're not just having a selfish day. They're not just self-absorbed about the promotion they want at work. It's a way of living for them. It's to a pathological point. Rebecca Christianson [16:11]: And I think we all have narcissist in our lives and it's hard. It's hard because when you get close to, and I know Part Two is going to be more about the relationship with the narcissist, but when you get close to putting up a boundary with a narcissist, they love bomb. And when they love bomb, it feels as if they've heard you and they understand the error of their ways. Rebecca Christianson [16:36]: They don't say that because they can't take accountability. It just feels that way. And then you're hooked again. Then you're hooked again. And these characteristics will show up again. So if you think you're in a relationship or have a friend or a work relationship where you're in, or you think they're a narcissist, and you start to point that out or you start to set different boundaries because that doesn't feel good, and they make you feel like they understand the error of their ways they want to change. But these show back up again, run, run because they're a narcissist. Alyssa Scolari [17:13]: Run far. Rebecca Christianson [17:14]: And they just love bombed you. And now you're going to be right back in the same cycle. And gaslighting is, I think, the number one way that narcissists manipulate, but they also use silent treatment. Alyssa Scolari [17:25]: Yes. Rebecca Christianson [17:26]: Silence actually sets off the same pain receptors as physical pain. Alyssa Scolari [17:33]: Oh, I did not know that. It makes sense. Rebecca Christianson [17:36]: It does. Giving someone the silent treatment sets off the same pain receptors as actual physical pain in our brain. It's so painful to be ignored, rejected, abandoned to feel those feelings to suddenly have silence. So it's also a huge manipulation tactic for narcissists. Rebecca Christianson [17:54]: Stonewalling, the end of the prayer that you read, "And I am done with this relationship," refusing to talk about things is also a huge manipulation tactic. And then comparison. So they need the attention from everyone, right? So they will often compare what you're giving to what other people, past girl friends, other people that they are in their lives can give them, can feed them. So another huge manipulation tactic is to compare what you're offering to other people, whether that's imagined or real, to get you to up your ante, to get you to do more. Alyssa Scolari [18:38]: Yeah. And I also think that another too, well, you mentioned the love bombing, right? And for folks out there who may not have heard of this phrase before or may have heard of it, and don't quite know what it is love bombing is, again, the narcissist isn't taking accountability for his or her or their actions, but they are showering you with gifts, showering you with affection, spending money, maybe money that they don't even have, on you. Alyssa Scolari [19:06]: Suddenly you have that Prada bag that you have always wanted. Suddenly they are paying for you to go on a trip. Suddenly, you've been asking for three years to go and visit, I don't know, the state of Vermont in the fall because it's beautiful and guess what? All of a sudden you're going there. And they might be showering with you with words of affection as well, "I love you. You're so important to me." They tell you everything, like Rebecca said, that you want to hear, that makes you think that they have taken accountability and seen the error of their ways. But without them actually having to say that, right? So that's love bombing. Alyssa Scolari [19:41]: But then the other thing that I always see with narcissists is their attempt at isolation, right? So yes, also the comparison, but they will also do this thing where they will make you feel like you're alone in the world. And they might say very subtle things like, "Oh, did you see the weird way your friend was looking at you there?" Rebecca Christianson [20:06]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [20:06]: Right? "Did you see the way she rolled her eyes when you guys were talking? Do you really think she's a good friend?" When I was in a relationship with a narcissist, he would tell me time and time again, that my family hated me, that they hated me. And after a while, and he wouldn't sit me down and say, "Alyssa, your family hates you." But it was very subtle. It would be, "Huh? Are you sure you're okay with the way your mom said this?" And, "Are you sure you don't feel some kind of way about the way your dad said that." And, "Oh, well, I heard that your friend, so and so, said this about you." These very seemingly small things that suddenly, before you know it, have you feeling like you can't trust anyone else, but the narcissist. Rebecca Christianson [20:53]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [20:54]: Do you agree with that? Did I explain that correctly? Rebecca Christianson [20:55]: I totally agree. Yes, I absolutely agree. They will... Until they're the only one that you trust, but they never, ever go, it's never going to actually be about you, it's always going to be about them. And the reason they do that is so that they don't have competition so that when you don't have anyone to say, "You know, he said or she said this to me." And for them to say, "That's gaslighting. They're gaslighting you." Or like, "That's not okay. They're breaking you down. You're not yourself." Rebecca Christianson [21:37]: Isolate you from everyone that can give you perspective, so that they are your only perspective, because they'll isolate you from anyone who can challenge them. Especially anyone whose smart enough to see what they're doing. Alyssa Scolari [21:54]: Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Rebecca Christianson [21:56]: Yep. I think that whenever... Another kind of hallmark I feel like I see a lot in people who come in and they're in a relationship with a narcissist is, they want to change. If you feel like you want to change or teach the person you're in a relationship with something, like about being a decent human, if you feel like they just don't understand how to treat people properly or be nice or kind, right? Sometimes people will say, "I just don't think that they understand." It always is a red flag to me. My ears always perk up and I start to listen because you shouldn't have to teach a normal person how to be decent and respect people. If you're in an adult relationship, you shouldn't have to, that's something that you teach toddlers. That's not something that you should teach an adult. Rebecca Christianson [22:54]: They should know that. That should be... So if you feel that way, be careful, because narcissists can't learn that. Alyssa Scolari [23:04]: Yes. Rebecca Christianson [23:04]: They do not get something from being inherently kind. If they're kind it's to feed their ego. It's to get something fed. It's not just about, it's never about the other person. So that's something else. It's like a hallmark in relationships when you feel like, "Oh, I just don't think they... They just don't understand how they come across." They know exactly how they come across and they're being an asshole to your friends because they don't want you to be in those friendships because those people are picking up on the fact that they're a narcissist. So it's all manipulation. Alyssa Scolari [23:41]: Absolutely. 1000%. 1000%. I think you make a really good point there. And I think before we wrap up with this Part One today, and we're going to get into more on the next episode about some differences between covert and an overt narcissists and what does narcissistic abuse look like in the victim? What are some of the longterm effects of that? What does treatment look like? We're going to talk about that in the next episode, but I also, before we close out, I really wanted to say that it's important for you guys to remember out there that this narcissism is defined by a pattern. Because you could take any one of these things in an isolated incident, and it might not necessarily mean somebody is a narcissist, right? Alyssa Scolari [24:27]: Like Rebecca said, we all have selfish tendencies. Being selfish isn't a bad thing at times, right? We all can be self-absorbed. So in an isolated incident, I don't want you to see this and then think immediately of this podcast and go, "Oh my gosh, this must be a narcissist." Because that's not necessarily the case. It is a pattern, a consistent pattern, so please keep that in mind. Alyssa Scolari [24:54]: And with that being said, I think, unless there's anything else you wanted to add today, Rebecca, I feel like this might be a good place to wrap up with this episode. And then... Rebecca Christianson [25:09]: I think that's great. I think that in our next episode, I want to touch a little bit on, this is something you and I talked about, the covert versus overt narcissist. I do think a lot of times, there are like closet narcissist and sometimes that gets missed and people are in unhealthy relationships. But we can definitely start with that, pick that up, next time. Rebecca Christianson [25:32]: And then start to talk about, there is some interesting characteristics that narcissists look for in people. I think sometimes victims of narcissists feel like there must be something wrong with them, but actually narcissists choose really intelligent victims. And they choose people who have really good qualities that are usually very intelligent. That'll also be a great topic to pick up with next time. Alyssa Scolari [25:58]: Perfect. So at that, I think we are going to wrap up and we will be back with the second part of this series next week. And if you are enjoying what you're hearing and you're enjoying the podcast, please do not forget to leave us a review. Reviews are incredibly important. They help us to continue to grow and that is the goal. We can get people to be aware that they have access to free mental health support and education through the podcast. And we do that by continuing to grow. Alyssa Scolari [26:33]: And if you are a patron on Patreon, don't forget that you can also message me directly through Patreon and you can make episode requests if there's a specific topic that you would like to hear, please feel free to do that. And if you are not a Patreon member yet, please feel free, if you are able to do so to sign up, to become a member. And anything that you are able to give towards the podcast would go a really long way in terms of helping the podcast to pay for itself and helping us to pay for all the different types of things that we do to be able to make this podcast what it is. 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