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A true encounter with God's grace in the gospel cannot leave His people unaffected. His awesome goodness and love should cause our hearts to quake. Today, Michael Reeves shows why the fear of the Lord is a delight for Christians. Get Michael Reeves' New Teaching Series 'The Fear of the Lord' for Your Gift of Any Amount: https://gift.renewingyourmind.org/2860/the-fear-of-the-lord Don't forget to make RenewingYourMind.org your home for daily in-depth Bible study and Christian resources.
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Today's interview is a bit different as it features two, separate interviews in one episode. It's a two-fer! These interviews were conducted on a recent trip to Pegaworld iNspire held in Las Vegas. The first interview is with James Dodkins, who is the CX Evangelist at Pega. This is swiftly followed by a chat with Tara DeZao, Director of Product Marketing, AdTech and MarTech at Pega. I talk to them both about their highlights from the event and what's top of mind for them in the service and experience space right now. Unsurprisingly, we cover the autonomous enterprise, generative AI, new shoes, bad rock tracks, a surprise but great musical collaboration, first-party data, getting your ‘data' house in order, getting personalisation right and, of course, how gen AI will impact all of this. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Taking an employee-centric approach has allowed us to achieve an attrition rate of 5% – Interview with Jose Herrera of Horatio CX – and is number 475 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
This week we're discussing the new album by Sparks, The Girl Is Crying in her Latte. Sparks have been putting out albums almost nonstop since the 1970s and have never lost their wit or creativity. Their latest album shows them still experimenting well into their 70s, which is incredible on its own, but more so when the songs are this catchy. Anyone in their right mind is already a fan of Sparks, so what are you waiting for?Closing track: “Veronica Lake”The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/48efvnoBpkDKgy9yhMZ4iz?si=83c45bfc7c7a4c5dPatreonhttps://www.patreon.com/everyalbumeverMerchhttps://pandermonkey.creator-spring.com/Mike's EP:Pander Monkey on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple,Instagram:Mike @pandermonkeyAlex @everyalbumalexHistory Tom's stuff:New album on BandcampDebut album on Bandcamp, Spotify, AppleSubstackWebsite
In the final episode before the summer break, we're joined by Bloom & Wild's Chief Customer Officer, Charlotte Langley. She reveals the strategies and insights that have driven 20m deliveries and 100k 5-star reviews for the letterbox flower brand.As the CCO, she shares exactly how she approaches the vital role of being the voice of the customer, bridging the gap between commercial needs and customer desires; a responsibility she carries with utmost dedication whilst pairing commercial savvy with creative acumen. Charlotte also shares some of Bloom & Wild's codified principles around team structure, customer centricity, and creative thinking that have allowed Bloom & Wild to become one of the biggest success stories not only in the category but also in the D2C space. What truly sets Bloom & Wild apart is their commitment to going above and beyond for their customers. By employing high-powered data analytics and leveraging their genuine care, they proactively address potential issues like late deliveries and repeatedly “surprise & delight” customers. The future looks bright as the company blooms to encompass broader gifting categories, all whilst preserving the emotional connection that lies at the heart of its exceptional customer experience.Tune in and share this episode with a marketer you know that will love it!
On this week's episode of Toilet Radio we're talking about offshoot record labels! Sometimes a company decides what they really need is a vanity record label to push their product with music! Games Workshop, publishers of the Warhammer 40,000 universe of games and books and such, briefly had their own record label for hard rawk and heavy metal. GW, if you're listening to us, please hire us to relaunch this label. We'll make a mint. BUT ALSO, we're talking about WWE Smackdown Records (feat. Atheist's Kelly Shaefer), Nintendo releasing both Killer Cuts and White Knuckle Scorin'. Waffle House Records, MySpace Records, Starbucks Hear Music Records, and Scion A/V. RIP Scion A/V, no corporation will ever again waste so much money on the poor musicians making abrasive noise. Finally, we close the show with Hanna-Barbera Records which is DELIGHTFUL. Music featured on this ‘sode: Rich Rags - Generation Bubblegum Hell This program is available on Spotify. It is also available on iTunes or whatever they call it now, where you can rate, review, and subscribe. Give us money on Patreon to get exclusive bonus episodes and other cool shit.
Welcome to Episode 5 of the Bourbon & Breakthroughs Series. For trauma survivors, even seemingly ordinary life experiences can trigger negative beliefs, painful emotions, and problematic behaviors that feel impossible to resolve. Attempting to heal or create lasting change without eliminating the influence of past events would be like putting a Band-Aid over a bullet wound. This is the belief of today's remarkable guest, Dr. Jon Connelly, whose early career experiences as a child protective service worker and clinical supervisor helped him develop Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), a pioneering method for clearing the ongoing effects of traumatic events quickly and painlessly. Join us today as we discuss Dr. Connelly's work with RRT and get a sneak peek into his process during a live session with Chris, all while enjoying a glass of Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon from Rabbit Hole Distillery. You'll find out why Dr. Connelly believes that making a difference starts with personal responsibility, why he rejects the idea that you need to feel bad in order to feel better, what is in his “strong, deceptively powerful, and sweet” signature cocktail, and so much more. To learn how to overcome your fears, heal trauma, and shift your perspective using Dr. Connelly's revolutionary RRT system, be sure to tune in today!This episode carries a trigger warning for listeners who are sensitive to trauma, accounts of traumatic events, and references to abuse. Please listen with care.Key Points From This Episode:Reflections on the taste and aroma of Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon.How you can test the waters of RRT with the free weekly Solutions! Group.The need to overhaul systems that blame the people they fail.Intentions of RRT: eliminating suffering while ensuring that treatment isn't painful.Insight into Dr. Connelly's work with law enforcement to help survivors of sexual assault. The high level of responsibility that Dr. Connelly assumes in order to make a difference.Breaking the cycle of victimhood quickly and painlessly.A live session with Chris to help him receive and appreciate his unique ideas like gifts.A visualization exercise featuring a mythical life form that inspires gratitude and excitement.Improving emotions, thoughts, habits, and behaviors with a subtle shift in perspective.How Dr. Connelly teaches people to communicate in ways that cause automatic change.Some of the ways that you can get started on your RRT journey today!Dr. Connelly as a cocktail: strong, deceptively powerful, and sweet.Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:The Institute for Rapid Resolution TherapySolutions! Free Weekly GroupInstitute for Survivors of Sexual ViolenceGrief is Not SacredChris GoodmanGoodman Coaching ApplicationGoodman Coaching Inc Cavehill Kentucky Straight BourbonRabbit Hole DistilleryGet to know Chris - Connect on Instagram Coach with Chris Learn more about Goodman Coaching
Smile for the camera, it's Leo Season! In this episode we dive deep into Leo season and playful, bravery, step-out-front-you-only-live-once vibes it offers us July 22nd - August 23rd 2023. This cycle, as always, offers us some distinct shifts in the astrology. Venus stations Rx, Chiron stations Rx, Mercury moves into virgo, full moon in Aquarius, Mercury moves into its retroshade, and we have a New Moon in Leo. The overall vibes feel full of fun and potential..and yet..we've been forewarned that we're still in healing and bolstering mode. Don't blow your wad, don't start running, flex your li8on lying in the sun that has their partner bringing them everything they need (we all know the lady lions are the one that provide). Work on your regal energy that has your frequency set to receive, receive, receive. It's giving sitting in your thrown power pose vibes, it's giving goddess bath vibes…and it's giving satin or silk robe vibes. For some of us, we slide into the yes-you-can-wait-on-me room service vibes as if we have always sat on the high seat in the priestesses temple…for others that internalized patriarchy still has a chokehold on people pleasing, taking scraps, and saying i'm sorry 15 times a day. It's going to take some effort and a willingness to get uncomfortable to make strides to your leo frequency. This season is about confidence. Unapologetic glimmering…and this year…it's from the chaise lounge, from your desk chair, from your couch, from a rock alongside a trail ... .it's an understanding of our divine rights and inherent glory nature as children of both the cosmic expanse and of earth. Leo energy is a mood. It's not a bank account. Leo says, I know who I am. I know my worth. I expect and accept miracles. Not out of ego that says what I get takes something away from someone else…but out of constructive ego that says I get this incarnation to shine as bright as I can in exaltation of source magic. It says I am source magic and so are you. It says I am wonderful and you are wonderful and being human CAN be wonderful for all of us….if and when we stop playing small and use our voice to demand equity. The Leo mantra is, I will. Leo is Strength, from the inside out. It's empowerment. It's knowing your worth is inherent and has nothing to do with dollars. Leo is the Lion. The biggest heart of the zodiac. Leo is wired to be out front, as a teacher or a performer. The energy wants us to take all the selfies and lead by example - that confidence comes from loving ourselves, our personal wins and successes inspire others. It says I am the sovereign royalty of this matrix…this is my territory…I protect it fiercely…and if you cross the boundary ... .I'm going to bite your head off…you had a clear warning…so don't act surprised when the claws and teeth come out. I deserve to take up space, I deserve the best and anyone who thinks otherwise will be dismissed. In Balance, Leo is epic love and exalted support. Filled with constructive pride for self, family, and anyone they love. The energy is the best corner person in a fight - they'll wipe your wounds, fill you with words of praise to get you pumped up, hydrate you, smear gloss on your lips and send you back out…ready to be your backup if you need. You know clearly when a Leo loves you. They hold hands, and pet those they love, they shower you with words of praise and give the best hugs. They're the most fun entourage…always opting for table service, with a seat up front, or a way to skip the line. Leo will help build and support your goals - especially the entrepreneurial ones - like no one else. They truly want abundance and joy for all…they know that we all deserve it. Leo wants you to feel ROYAL. What most people don't tell you about Leo energy, is it's really a kitty cat at heart. Actually quite shy. It too, needs a fierce team that will love them as presently and fiercely as they love. They can get typecast as egocentric - constantly seeking external approval…when really the energy just needs to know that their efforts are valued. That what they are teaching, giving, doing, performing is wanted, needed, and appreciated…cause otherwise…why waste the make-up? Leo's need for approval comes from a very genuine place. It's wired to be out front. Not everyone is. Being out front is risky. Vulnerable..and can feel really unsafe at times…they need to know they at least have a safe den to return to. Leo energy is big, and unabashed love, desire, and celebration. What is given, is fairly expected in return. It doesn't do martyrdom. It knows its worth. Leo is pleasure, and play. Sex and equity. …sound like anyone else we know? Aphrodite? Lilith vibes anyone? Leo is true shameless empowerment. Ain't no shame here…only goddess nature. Exalted Leo energy IS liberated, heart expansive love with confidence. In Imbalance all the attributes that create Leo beauty quickly turn to its downfall in imbalance. Self centered ego can truly take hold. Anger and rage steal the show and burn the jungle down…pulling in major self sabotage. It can get caught in thinking likes and shares are real love with true value. It can rule as a dictator and trip on itself thinking Leo values are the only values. It can get vain and roll with perception and exteriors - that prevent grounded value. If/when leo feels ignored or undervalued for too long - they will roar, bite, swipe and scratch to get attention. Ego and Heart beware.. in Leo season. Just as equally as Leo is brave with brave authenticity and a heart centric path only…it can get kicked and told to step aside for higher learning and wisdom. This energy wants growth…but not at all costs. Growth with spirit and soul worth…only. Leo simply cannot thrive unless it LOVES the path it prowls. Leo only grows forward; it CANNOT go backwards or the results will not be present. Leo marks the season of enthusiasm and joy. It's playful and connected to our inner child. It has us seeking and cultivating fun, fun, fun….and it can also show the stark contrast out loud in the mirror of how little joy, pleasure, and fun fill our days. Leo says - do the thing. OVER DRESS - be the star in our own show - everyday - even if it's in your own apartment. Leo says take the selfie. Leo says ONLY head down the path of your heart's desire. Be your own biggest fan, vote for yourself, and take no mind of the haters ...cause they especially want to be as free and confident as Leo..otherwise they wouldn't hate. Leo rules the heart, spine, spinal column, and upper back; It's all about feeling like someone has your back, that you've got others back, what, who, and how you love….out loud, words of praise, and protection. When it comes to wellness, Leo is strong and fierce and needs to keep its strength up. They do, afterall, rule the jungle. This energy needs a balance of catlike reflexes, supple, sexy, fluid, strength…and REST remember how much time they spend lying around? Their flex keeps most predators at bay… Leo season encourages us to get honest about what makes us happy and will push the ways we may be keeping said happiness from ourselves. Vibe check…are you committed to your own joy? We're pulling in a little 4 of Wands energy here ...pleasure doesn't just drop in our lap, we have to tend to a garden if we want it to grow…if we ignore the garden it can dry up and die. How are you tending to the garden of your heart? This season will either amplify it or challenge it. It is time to be brave, bold, and courageous in exploring your heart's truth. This is a time to play. Get silly. Dopamine dress. Act under your age. Do something that's a little YOLO. sing karaoke. Post the selfies out of self respect - cause you are one of the universe's works of art - you are meant to be seen. Let me repeat this is a time of pleasure, play, joy, abundance AND bolstering your energetic coins in your frequency bank Get IN your body - get on the mat with me, dance, stretch, get a massage, have sex, masturbate, slather lotion or oils on your skin. The vessel is sacred, if you're not tending to your temple, you're not tending to your magic…it is meant to be ENJOYED by YOU. Take goddess baths - slather yourself in olive oil and honey (yup both - be careful getting in the tub)- when entering the tub state - I am a divine goddess - I return to my temple - my body - and there I return to my magic - I am designed to receive pleasure. Get Aphrodite on your altar - make offerings to her Get Lilith on your altar - make offerings to her Wear or diffuse wild orange essential oil - joy in a bottle. Eat your root anything and all things red, orange, and yellow to tend to the root, sacral and solar plexus energy centers. Work with or wear any yellow or gold healing crystals. Invoke abundance from any and all places. Shine bright and call in your true place in the sun. Mediate. Buy sunflowers - they are Leo's flower and always turn towards the sun - vital life force, willpower. Do a little sun worshiping - with sunscreen of course- soak of the vitality. We all have Leo in our charts somewhere. We're all working with this energy in this season, in similar yet different ways. This particular Leo season offers some extra magic because Venus Rx is looping her cosmic rose through the sign OF leo. This is all the aphrodite vibes of strength and flex, pleasure, and the energy….as my magical mentees of…. fuck around and find out…Venus rules our finances and love. There's a trickster energy here. In the tarot the trickster is The Magician…we're massively getting called to remember unexpected manifestations reside here. FUN ONES! Pleasurable ones. Delightful ones. There's a frequency here of What if everything went right? What if the weirdest fallout has the best recovery? This season calls us into the unique and authentic miraculous expression of divinity we are. It's time to sparkle - unabashedly. UnicornWellnessStudio.com members also have an offering in their library - in the Astrology section - titled Zodiac Basics: Leo You'll find our Leo season tarot forecast + a little ditty about The Strength card - in their own episode, tomorrow, if you're listening in real time, or directly after this in Episode 40. Other episodes you'll enjoy: EP 35: Dr. Bri and Solstice Somatics EP 36: Summer Season 2023 Energy Forecast
On this episode of Ongaku To You, Ken, and Gray sit down to discuss the top 10 songs for the month of Jun. Starring: Gray, and Ken Opening: SCRAMBLE (Feat. Unscandal) by Yuie Horie ------------ Website www.ongakutoyou.com/ ------------ Twitter twitter.com/ongakutoyou ------------ Facebook www.facebook.com/ongakutoyou ------------ Ken's Twitter twitter.com/otyken1 ------------ Luna's Twitter twitter.com/lunamaria87 ------------ Gray's Twitter twitter.com/ongakugray
Nick Seluk had been drawing an online comic called Awkward Yeti about a socially stumbling cryptid named Lars while working a corporate day job as a graphic designer. Eventually, Seluk started creating strips where Lars's heart and brain were walking around on their own, trying to strike a balance between their emotional and logical tendencies. And audiences responded, sending Heart and Brain into viral meme territory. In this interview, Seluk talks about how these resonant characters, which he now draws full-time, are a reflection of his own ADHD and are informed by the anxiety and depression he has dealt with. Read Heart and Brain as well as Nick Seluk's other comics at his website, www.TheAwkwardYeti.com.Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of Maximum Fun.Check out our I'm Glad You're Here and Depresh Mode merchandise at the brand new merch website MaxFunStore.com!Hey, remember, you're part of Depresh Mode and we want to hear what you want to hear about. What guests and issues would you like to have covered in a future episode? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Help is available right away.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-273-TALKCrisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.International suicide hotline numbers available here: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlinesThe Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for free and stay up to date on the show and mental health issues. https://johnmoe.substack.com/John's acclaimed memoir, The Hilarious World of Depression, is now available in paperback. https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250209566/thehilariousworldofdepressionFind the show on Twitter @depreshpod and Instagram @depreshpod.John is on Twitter @johnmoe.
There are few actors as widely beloved as Tom Hanks. Hanks has acted in over 75 films in his 46-year career, winning the best actor Academy Award two years in a row, for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” And more recently, he's the author of the short story collection “Uncommon Type” and the novel “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece.”What is the source of Hanks's near-universal admiration? In playing roles including Chesley Sullenberger, Mister Rogers and World War II heroes, Hanks reflects back to audiences what we could be at our very best. He's an uncannily wise interpreter of America: what our country has been, and what it could be if we activated our potential to be kind, compassionate, even heroic toward one another.That's just one of many topics we traverse in this truly delightful conversation. We also discuss how working on typewriters helps fuel Hanks's creativity, why there's such a huge global appetite for superhero stories, why America has become so cynical and how Hanks endeavors to defy that cynicism, how Hanks's complicated family upbringing influences how he approaches his film roles, what America learned about itself — and didn't — through Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events, how Hanks understands the complexity of heroic figures he's played, why he views kindness as an active practice and more.Book Recommendations:Beartown by Fredrik BackmanThe Swerve by Stephen GreenblattTrust by Hernan DiazListen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioappThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at email@example.com.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.This episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” was produced by Annie Galvin. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris with Mary Marge Locker. Our senior audio engineer is Jeff Geld. Our senior editor is Rogé Karma. The show's production team also includes Emefa Agawu and Kristin Lin. Original music by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski and Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. And special thanks to Pat McCusker.
0:00 The prosecution 39:15 The defense With the release of his new film Asteroid City and with memes imitating his cinematic style going viral on social media, Wes Anderson is having a real moment in the zeitgeist almost thirty years into his career. In Asteroid City, Anderson drives further into the immediately identifiable and somewhat polarizing style he has cultivated for the past decade, characterized by meticulous framing, camera moves and blocking, a certain color palette, and deadpan writing and acting. One is always aware of the director's hand tightly controlling a cute, harmonious little world of his own creation. The Criteria hosts look at Anderson's career and try to figure out what he's trying to achieve by making his movies so aggressively, well, Anderson-y. James Majewski calls it downright decadent and pretentious, style for its own sake to the point of self-parody. Thomas Mirus is concerned that the increasingly airless and emotionally closed-down aesthetic may be a reflection of Anderson's belief that life has no discernible meaning, and so there is nothing much to do other than create aesthetic illusions (an idea explicitly alluded to in more than one of his films). Nathan Douglas defends Anderson's style as sincere, in service to something more than shallow visual pleasure. But we all agree on one thing: Wes Anderson is in despair. DONATE to make these shows possible! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio Go to Catholic Culture's website for tons of written content, including news, articles, liturgical year info, and a vast library of documents: https://www.catholicculture.org
Specright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookSweet Gwendoline WebsiteSweet Gwendoline IGSponsor information!If you listened to the podcast and wanted to connect with Specright to rid the world of waste. Let's go! www.specright.com/pkg. Prepare your company for the world of EPR laws and be the sustainability hero! Make sure you check them out and join them on their mission to have a world where people are free to make amazing things!SupplyCaddy is welcomed on as the latest packaging podcast sponsor! SupplyCaddy is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of packaging and disposables for the foodservice industry. With headquarters in Miami, Florida, and manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, SupplyCaddy is able to provide high-quality, affordable products for restaurants, chains, and foodservice brands globally. For more information, visit SupplyCaddy.com.Show Notes (generated from Deciphr.ai :)Show Notes: People of Packaging Podcast with Sweet Gwendolin French GinGuests: Kevin Byer, Head of Marketing, and Larry Mcgearty, Founder and Assistant to the Head of Marketing at Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin.Introduction:In this episode of the People of Packaging Podcast, Adam Peek interviews Kevin Byer and Larry Mcgeerty from Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin. Kevin is the Head of Marketing at Sweet Gwendolyn, and Larry is the Founder and Assistant to the Head of Marketing.Overview:In this interview, Kevin and Larry discuss the story behind Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin, the inspiration behind their unique packaging, and the challenges they faced in bringing their brand to life. They also talk about the importance of brand activation and marketing in the spirits industry, as well as the process of label approval. Additionally, the conversation delves into the complexity of delivering a brand promise in today's digital age, and the importance of creating a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints.Timestamped Chapter Summary:* Introduction to the guests and their roles at Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin. [0:00:00]* Kevin's background in the spirits industry and his role as Head of Marketing at Sweet Gwendolyn. [0:02:09]* Larry's background in advertising and the creative inspiration behind Sweet Gwendolyn. [0:04:12]* The meaning behind "Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin" and the uniqueness of gin as a spirit. [0:05:36]* The story behind the artwork on the Sweet Gwendolyn packaging and the challenges of bringing it to life. [0:07:00]* The ingredients and flavor profile of Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin. [0:06:42]* The importance of brand activation and marketing in the spirits industry. [0:12:50]* The challenges of label approval in the spirits industry and the process of getting a label approved. [0:16:58]* The role of packaging in the spirits industry and the importance of standing out on the shelf. [0:19:20]* The complexity of delivering a brand promise in today's digital age and creating a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints. [0:09:50]* The future of Sweet Gwendolyn and their plans for expansion. [0:24:07]* The Sweet Gwendolyn tasting experience and its success in creating a memorable brand experience. [0:12:50]* The attention to detail and challenges in creating the packaging for Sweet Gwendolyn. [0:14:31]* The collectible images on the back of the bottle and their uniqueness. [0:18:50]* The exploration of smart packaging and the importance of not just adding bells and whistles, but making sure it aligns with the brand. [0:19:20]* The success of the Salon of Delights audio idea in transforming the Sweet Gwendolyn brand experience. [0:21:25]* The importance of packaging in creating an emotional connection with consumers and the challenges of navigating different regulations for different countries. [0:23:56]* The potential for a future podcast episode on Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin. [0:24:52]Links and Resources:* Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin website: https://www.sweetgwendolyn.com/* Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetgwendolynfrenchgin/* Bizarre Magazine: https://www.bizarremag.com/Quotable Phrases:* "Working with a smaller brand is that you get to wear a lot of hats and do a lot of things." - Kevin Byer [0:02:52]* "We wanted to create a brand that would delight and bewitch." - Larry Mcgeerty [0:05:23]* "You can create beautiful packaging, but if the product doesn't capture the essence of what you're trying to do and is good, you've just got a beautiful package." - Larry Mcgeerty [0:19:20]* "It's not good enough to just have a really killer label…Now it has to be consistent and follow all the way through from the digital experience to the website to Instagram." - Adam Peek [0:10:28]* "People are almost transformed when they hold the bottle." - Kevin Byer [0:22:18]* "It can't just be bells and whistles. I think you need to do things that make sense for what the brand is and aren't, I don't know, a trend we don't want." - Larry Mcgearty [0:19:20]Conclusion:In this episode of the People of Packaging Podcast, Kevin Byer and Larry Mcgearty from Sweet Gwendolyn French Gin share their insights on the importance of brand activation, marketing, and packaging in the spirits industry. They also discuss the challenges they faced in bringing their unique brand to life, the process of label approval, and the role of packaging in standing out on the shelf. Additionally, the conversation delves into the complexity of delivering a brand promise in today's digital age and creating a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints. Finally, they share their plans for expansion in the future. The episode also includes discussions on the Sweet Gwendolyn tasting experience, the attention to detail and challenges in creating the packaging, and the potential for future podcast episodes. 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Delightful guests Jack Draper and Clay Williams of a new favorite show of mine, Exiting Through The 2010s, make their debut to talk about a mutual favorite directors of theirs: Mr. Carl Franklin (ONE FALSE MOVE, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS). We focus on the five films he made all in a row, most of which are highly acclaimed and one of them should be far more acclaimed than it seems to be. Wondering which one that is? You'll have to listen! Before we launch into the filmography, Clay and Jack talk about their humble beginnings and how they become cinephiles as well. This was such a blast and they'll be back next year without a doubt! 00:00 - 25:44 - Introduction 25:45 - 01:20:18 - One False Move, Devil In A Blue Dress 01:20:19 - 02:26:16 - One True Thing, Hi Crimes, Out Of Time 02:26:16 - 02:40:00 - Top 3 Franklin Films / Outro Check Out Exiting Through The 2010s: https://linktr.ee/ExitingThroughThe2010s My Episode With Jack & Clay - The Duke Of Burgundy! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-duke-of-burgundy-with-jim-laczkowski/id1483339387?i=1000620047441 Jack On Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackadraper Clay On Twitter: https://twitter.com/birdsofclay Follow Me Everywhere: https://linktr.ee/jimlaczkowski
Tom Dreesen is back and we couldn't be more excited! One of David Letterman's running buddies from his days at The Comedy Store, Tom Dreesen's run as a comedian is unique beyond measure. One of the last vestiges of show business past, Tom happily engages Mike, as well as Don Giller, in a conversation that ranges from the comedy scene today, to stories about Frank Sinatra, and of course his friend David Letterman. Tom tells us about the workshop he does for comedians to get them thinking about their personal development and other ways he helps guide young talent who solicit his advice. He also lets Mike set him up for one of the funniest panel one-liners he ever told on Late Show, which of course Mike nearly swooned over. The Letterman Podcast is extremely grateful for our relationship with Tom, and the support he has shown us from the very start. As always, The Letterman Podcast is brought to you by Rupert Jee and The Hello Deli. Nestled within the bosom of the Ed Sullivan Theater, The Hello Deli has been serving up soup and sandwich's for over 30 years. Its also the only place to get official Late Show with David Letterman merchandise. Go to Hello-deli.com to get yours today. Please join The Letterman Podcast group on The Facebook. You can also follow us on The Threads, and subscribe to us on The YouTube or where you find The Podcasts. We also are on The Twitter, but Mike is pretty crappy at using it.
In this episode of Work From Your Happy Place, Belinda Ellsworth interviews Jon Pierre Francia, who shares valuable insights during this episode. He is a visionary with a strong ability to see the roadmap of a product and determine its message. Jon Pierre is passionate about his work and does not believe in the word "no." He is tenacious, taking risks and exhausting all avenues to make his ideas work. He shares advice on how to focus on a side hustle while working a regular job, the importance of being passionate and dedicated, and utilizing resources like YouTube to become an expert in your field. But it doesn't stop there. Jon Pierre also emphasizes the significance of building a brand with a story, something that is often overlooked. He shares his realization of the importance of knowing his audience and connecting with them on a personal level. 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From the New French Extremity to some old Italian Sleaze, good, clever Loathsome Things is here to make everything nice for you, our sweet, sweet babies! From the guy that mostly did hardcore porn with a splattering or horror-porn crossover films, comes a film that advanced the boundaries of gore and showed us that the most potent strains of marijuana in history looks surprisingly exactly the same as 1970s euro-lady pubes. That's right, it's schlocky, it's exploitative, it's unfortunate, and it's all set to Goblin's most perplexing soundtrack, it's the 1979 horror cinema experience from the cum-soaked mind of Joe D'Amato lovingly and alternately known as Beyond the Darkness, Buio Omega, Buried Alive, In Quella Casa Buio Omega, House 6: El Terror Continua, and Zombi 10. Tune in to learn all this information and so much more in this most absurd episode of Loathsome Things: the official horror movie podcast of 1970s bush-centric European stag films! If you would like to recommend a movie, tell us what kind of wine comes in that kind of bottle, or ask us horror movie-related questions, you can do so by reaching out to us on Twitter: @LoathsomePod Instagram: @LoathsomePod Facebook: @LoathsomePodcast Email: LoathsomeThings@gmail.com The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast) (1) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (2) Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) (3) Rose Glass' Saint Maud (2019) (4) Bob Clark's Black Christmas (1974) (5) George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) (6) Alex Garland's Men (2022) (7) Miike Takashi's Audition (1999) (8) Ti West's X (2022) (9) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016) (10) Bob Clark's Deathdream (1974) Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – Not a great horror movie, but so much fun to watch! The Pit (1981) – Watch this coming-of-age story about seeing boobs and feeding beasts! Transcript Josh Body of a *****. Body three times. Pain and torture. First body in a bed. Body growing dead body in a crypt body. Hell fire dipped. Body ringing bell body into hell. Always be a taker. Meet your maker. No one's life you save robs some in your grave. It's loathsome things, a horror movie podcast with be the Josh and he the John. John. How are you on this most horrific of? John I'm hell be. Josh Dipped dipped hell fire dipped. John Hell be doing whatever the **** it was. Somebody actually wrote a rhyme to go along with whatever they said in Italian. Josh I know, I know. Like someone's job was to come up with a little, like set of rhyming couplets to to go with whatever was actually. Supposed to be there. John Man, I would love to see this movie in Italian with English subtitles. Josh Ohh man yeah that would be good. You could also do what I did. I watched the movie that this is a remake of in Italian without subtitles. John Ohh, that's even better. Yeah, the third eye, right? Josh The third eye? Yeah, it's it's real confusing when you have no idea what. People are saying. Josh So, John, what are we? Josh Even talking about. John Oh my God, I'm so glad you asked. Because this time around. We shall be talking about. We're going to talk about a little Italian schlock exploitation film that was directed by a fine fellow named occasionally named Joe Di Amato. Josh Some types named Joe Demon. John 1970 nines. Delightful and absolutely delicious. I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm a moron beyond the darkness. Josh Also known by other names. A lot of other names, some of them. Some of them just just out of nowhere. That thing, but yeah, it was the whole thing. Apparently the director, Joe D'amato, was friend with Mino Guerini, who directed the third eye. And one day they were hanging out. Just spit balling ideas and he was like, hey, what if I remade your movie but made it sleazier? John It's an interesting film. It's gonna be fun to talk about. I liked the I was excited to hear that Goblin did the soundtrack, or as they mistakenly referred to. Them the goblins. But except for a few bits, overall, the soundtrack is terrible. Josh Yeah, it's if you have ever had your manager pop in a VHS tape so you could watch a training video on your first day on the job, then you know what this movie sounds. John Like please contact the HR department if you have any issues with other employees. Josh There are times where the soundtrack's really cool, like they'll purposefully hit these flat notes to like, reflect what's going on, like like it's entertaining at times and other times just very irritating. John When I make my movie, I'm going to have the entire soundtrack be done live with a guy with a French horn who just makes fart noises. Josh Yeah, I I want. I want my life soundtrack to be done by someone with a severe anxiety disorder that wasn't given their medicine today and they have to like. They're always trying to catch up with what's going on, like, Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening to me. The soundtrack I want. John They have to play it on a hooter. Josh Of course, Goblin to they did the soundtrack for the original dawn of the dead phenomena, Suspiria and Tenebre. So lot of lot of good Italian movie horror movies with that, and by a lot I mean mostly just those that I listed. They also had a song in Shaun of the Dead. John Yeah, that's true. And just in case you really enjoyed this music, in which case, by the way, you're an idiot. It was also used in the films the other Hell and Hell of The Living Dead, because in Europe all horror films are of the Living dead. Josh And one thing that was cool. So the actor in here, Frank Astolfi, who plays clever, sweet, good Iris actually was reunited with this soundtrack whenever she starred in the other hell. John Wonderful. The amazing franca stoppi. Veteran of the Women's Prison series of films and also a little a little number known in English as dog lay afternoon or in its native Italian bestiality or something like that. Speaker 5 Good it is what you think it is if. Josh If, if you're if you're. Josh Catching on to to a like a a niche like a specific what? What what's happening here? So I want to go into a little bit about Joe D'amato. Joe D'amato is the king of 1970s and 80s Italian sleaze cinema. He has 199 directing credits to his name and about 100 and 21120 of those are just straightforward *********** videos. John Gotta love it. Josh This is one of his most famous horror movies, along with Anthropophagus and the semi sequel to that absurd, this came out. This film came out during his horror **** over crossover era, which included Papaya love, goddess of the cannibals, orgasmo. Arrow, Emmanuel and the white slave trade ****** Knights of the Living Dead and poor no Holocaust. John **** in a that is fantastic. By the by the way, and Trump of Vegas and that absurd are those movies are. Josh Yes, they they rock. This guy like while while he was mostly about the the ******* and portraying the penetration and stuff like that he when his in his ***** she was like we need to really like push the boundaries of what's allowable as far as gore is concerned and. Boy, does he ever. And it is fantastic. Like this isn't the kind of movie that you would expect to watch and think ohh wow, this contributed to the artistry of horror. Cinema but it. Actually does and it's amazing also very. John Yes, yes, yes, on all counts. The it's funny because he I was reading a little bit about it and said that he he was kind of down on his own ability to build suspense. In other words, he couldn't do it. So he went ahead and just did the extreme. Shock value instead, and he's very proud of that which he damn well ought to be. Josh Yeah, yeah, I like that. He's like, I don't feel confident in my ability to build suspense, so I'm just gonna not try. John You got to know your strengths. I like that the. Josh Like what if? John Ohh yeah, go ahead. Well, I was gonna say. Speaker 5 No, no, you. John It was a. The film was released in 87, called in Inquiry a Casa built Omega to try to to try to pass it off as being related to the Evil Dead series, which it of course was not at all, and then it was released in Italy as Lacasa and. Macasa do way I guess as you would. Today in Spain, the movie was marketed as being a sequel to the House franchise. Therefore, House 6 and then El Terror, or El Perro continua, and then in Mexico it was billed as being part of the. Josh Zombie franchise it was listed as Zombie Ten. Oh my God. Yeah, this is. That's one of my favorite things about this era of horror movies is like. It's just nonsense. They're like, what if we just said it was part of another thing? And I I honestly think that's beautiful. I I love it because it just creates such a tangled mess of history to try to a. John Not it wasn't. Wasn't Fulci's zombie build as? Night of the Living Dead sequel wasn't that I think so, yes, yeah. It's all complete ********. No one gave any *****. I love Italians. They just lie and they don't give a damn. I was looking for the Napolitano Pizza house. Is it this direction C? Josh Thank you. John Where am I? There's no pizza restaurant here. Josh Let's see Joe's other directing credits include Ator, the Fighting Eagle famous from mystery science. Speaker Right. John Theater 3, yes. Josh The Devil's wedding night, the crawlers. Black Cobra woman paradiso, blue blue, ****** climax. Super Climax sex penitentiary cop sucker cop. Sucker two and zombie 5. John Oh, my God. Get it together. OK. Josh Yeah, famously in the 1990s he was resistant to the change from film to video in the pornographic **** ***********. And he was like, yeah, it just doesn't feel as good. But I guess I'll do it. He also didn't like the fact. People wanted *********** to just portray a lot of extreme sex. He really wanted it, which is funny when you. Watch this movie. He was like, yeah, but what about the story element? Don't want the story element of *********** anymore. John What about the art? Josh So, yeah, this movie stars Kieran Kantor as Frank. Kieran Kantor would go on to be in some ****, but not much. John Yeah, basically just a bunch of soft **** or not a whole lot of. What was the other like? What do you say? Monreale Monreale, who plays Anna. Josh And spoiler alert, she's awesome. Oh no, she also plays Elena. John She plays her sister. Yeah, she's Christ. She was she was in full. She's the beyond, which is absolutely ******* **** ***. I love that moon. She's the lady with the whited out eyes. Josh Also, she was in full cheese. The Sweet House of horrors. John That I have not seen it sounds delightful. Josh Yeah, I know. That's what is you doing in here? John She was and Dario Argento. Argentos the Stendahl syndrome, so a definite veteran of some classic horror, even outside of this fine piece of film. John This fine pizza. John Which I'm so glad was shot on 16 millimeter film, apparently because if it had it been shot on video, it would have looked bad. Josh So a lot happens in this movie. John, do we need to warn? I mean, there's a yeah. There's a dead baboon. That was kind of upsetting. I forgot about that. John Yeah, that was upsetting. There was some possible well hints. More at necrophilia, probably in the Italian version. Straight up necrophilia. Yeah, there was a lot of dancing around, some really terrible things. If you're not a fan of of using actual pig body parts to make your gore scenes, then this is not the movie for you. If you don't like to see. Josh Grown men breastfeed. This is probably not gonna be the one for. John You, Jesus Christ. Yes, I forgot. Forgot about the breast. Feeding their nursemaid. John Oh my God. Josh This movie is ridiculous. There's also if you're offended by the naked female Bush, then this movie is not gonna be for you. John Yeah, you better get whipped. The hedge trimmers out because this one goes for it, yeah. Josh Ohh some some very homage to Herschel Gordon Lewis dismemberment so. So just be prepared for that before you view it, which you may have already done. Because we told you 2 two weeks ago. John In 2023, the the It's kind of you'd be kind of hard pressed to find the effects believable, but if you're squeamish and you're not somebody that you know, if you just react to that stuff, period, then yeah, this this movie might be a little tough for you to watch. Josh Yeah, I liked that there was. There was a a fake arm, just like the one in dance mapu, but the IT was. Like, oh, the one in dance mapu. Actually does look better than this. One nice technology advanced that's right, moving right along. Josh Yeah, you couldn't see through. Josh The one in dance mafoo. John Ohh yeah, I also wanted to mention which I thought was hilarious, that the reason Francastel Papi got the role. Toby was because another actress agreed to play Iris, sight unseen, read the script and was like no. And Frank Estopa, I was like. John Well, **** yeah, I'll do it. John Nice because she's awesome. What a trooper. Kick us off. Alright, well, the movie starts with a weird looking European red van truck driving through the woods while we listen to pretty awful goblin music. It's very 70s, of course, the guys driving along in his obscenely loud truck and he arrives at what I would describe as a ship house. He gets, gets out and meets a swarthy other douche, and then they work together to lift a very heavy box inside the van. Then Jordi Ouche leaves. He gets back in his van because it looked like he was wearing jordash jeans. If I was, if I wasn't mistaken, OK. Josh Just wondering where that was coming, Jordan? John So he drives away and we cut to a hazy filtered shot of a Crone, putting needles in voodoo dolls. While that are basically, you know based on a picture of the main character and what I'm assuming is his girlfriend, which of course it is and. Another lady with weird lips is sitting there watching this happen, and she's obviously loving it, so that's that's setting up something. They the the girlfriend, as it turns out, is in the hospital, ****** ** and moaning and she is doing a lot of gasping and then sort of red lines. Except I don't know what that meter is that's regulating her heart. I looks like something else entirely, but whatever. Josh I think it I think it's measuring whether or not her makeup needs to be replaced. John There's some lady in there who I thought was a nurse, but she like. Very not too worried, gets up and says. Nurse and then a doctor comes in and gives her an Ivy shot of some sort, and then she moans a lot and calls for Frank. So that's the red. That's the jordache. So meanwhile, Frank arrives at a Chateau and opens the little gate drives in. Suddenly the box. That he carries inside by himself is really not that heavy anymore, which I thought was interesting. He brings it into the Chateau and unpacks what turns out to be a dead male baboon. Which looked like a dead male baboon. It was pretty disgusting, not not disgusting, but little disturbing. He doses it with some sort of amber juice in this giant syringe that he has. And then while this is going on, the lady with the lips is snooping as he. Leaves that room and heads upstairs into the Chateau. Back at the hospital, the dying lady wants makeup as as you do, and the nurse deftly applies man makeup on with might. Might as well be a house painting brush. She's just like. Ah, there you go. It's so great back again at these chitter lips picks up. She picks up after douche cause he's he's made a mess in his bedroom, you know, cause he's a he's a naughty boy who's, like 30, she tells Frank. That the hospital called and then naked and tan Frank comes out. Grabs like with his clothes holding his junk, which I don't know why shy after what happens later, but he grabs his regular clothes and calls lips a stupid idiot for not telling him sooner. Josh You stupid idiot. John Back at the hospital, Frank Frank rushes in. He runs into. The best character in the movie, a random old person. With a funny. Josh Hey, where'd you get your license? Josh I I want to know what the original like was that what it was supposed to be in the original, or I can't imagine. John God only knows he's great. He he gets to, he gets to Anna's bedside, and he tenderly makes out with her to death. Back at the back at. John The ship, yeah. John In a very ornate bedroom, apparently Frank is the King of Italy. Uhm, he mopes. He's like sitting at this little desk or, you know, bedside, dresser or whatever. Just moping over these two horrible photos like one of of two people, another, neither of which look like her. And then a big portrait of himself. And he's just like, moping and then lips comes in and. You know, I mean, it's perfectly understandable. He's he's having a hard time. His girlfriend just died. So she whips it tight out and breastfeeds him. And it's extremely sexual and very strange. Josh Yeah, yeah. She's just, like, cooing at him and telling him that everything's gonna be OK and saying her own name over and over to him, she's like, it's OK. Sweet, Sweet Iris is gonna make everything good for you. John And he's like. Josh So bizarre this is the point. Whenever I first watched the movie I. Ohh I have to show John. John Doing it now we're back at or we're we're at at the Funeral Home and she's in her casket and Frank goes to visit her and he juices her with the amber hoist that he gave the baboon. While for no reason. The mortician who had just left. In the other room peeks back in to spy on the guy. What what reason? He's just sitting there, looking at her. He doesn't look weird or anything, and the dude peeks back in just in time to see him inject the juice into her neck. Then it's her funeral. There's a bunch of very serious Italian people in the background are a bunch of half naked Italian guys who are, like, working on something I don't. I think it was a mistake that they left that in the shot or something. Josh They're probably working on the *********** in the background. John I was like, are those people naked? What is going on? Josh Back there I didn't notice. I'll have to go back. John And watch it again. Josh It's ohh no. John It's so weird. John They they lower her casket with two ropes into this really narrow hole. That's like super deep. And then they show, like her parents, you know, mourning her mother has a gargantuan cold sore on her lip. Then her dad's there and a super hot blonde lady who looks just like her named Ellen's dad after the funeral, begs the priest essentially to do all The Dirty work. Because he can't handle, it's too much for him so he could bail and his wife can leave Italy. The daughter is gonna stick back though, and and complete her school. The mortician is is very conspicuously snooping on the proceedings. Now we're back at the cemetery. It's at night, and there's there's George Douche digs. Anna, who, by the way, is suddenly like, 6 inches below the surface, like, somehow the. And there's roses on top of her casket, which are clean, even though he just dug her up. He takes her and wraps her up in like a blanket and takes her and and then he drives the the van and spots a hitchhiker out in the middle of ******* nowhere. Who's like, hey, stop. And he just drives away. Josh But much to his. Misfortune, his tiny red van gets a flat tire. He has to stop. He changes the tire. There's some police officers in a station wagon. They offer him help. He's like, Nah. And then they drive along, he gets back in his van and ohh the the British hitchhiker from earlier is now in the passenger seat. She's just invited herself into his car and is offering him high-powered weed. Which she then begins to roll a joint and we can all see that it is **** tobacco. Just it's just so obvious. It is if you've ever rolled tobacco and you got the like Bally, **** or something, you know what this is? It's not weed. Weed does never look like this. John No, it looks like if somebody took the world's smallest sheet of brown paper and ran it through the world's smallest paper shredder, yes. Josh And she's just going on and on about how like she even says that this stuff is worth its weight in gold and how like it's gonna, like, really, like, knock your **** out or whatever. She she rolls it up. She takes a. Passes it to him and he's like, no, thank you. And then she just passes out, like she cannot handle her ****. There's also a thing that's supposed to be suspense, which Joe D'amato has said he cannot do about like Anna's hand flopping in through the little window and him like. Her not seeing it and him trying to hide it, it does nothing. It's stupid. Yeah, I love how they tried to set it up by having him notice that the glass window that took effort to move just opens on its own for some reason. Yeah, I love how jiggly Anna's body is, too. It is just. It's another case of the very bouncy cars of yore. John It's that it's that brown juice. Josh Yeah, that jiggly brown juice. Uh, back at home, Frank unloads Anna's body and dissects her while the hitchhiker is still asleep in the van. Anna's ***** can be seen prominently and look remarkably similar to the **** tobacco that is keeping this whole situation afloat. There's some great skin cutting and gut pulling scene. This is done with the aforementioned pigskin and guts from the slaughterhouse. It looks real good, but apparently they like. Soaked the pig guts in red dye because like it is just staining her skin in a very not normal blood way, but it still looks great and there's like this whole scene where it's like she's lying naked on the table and you can see this like this pink foldy lip incision running down her body. And it's like, wow, that looks really gross. John Yeah, yeah, they did a good job with that as impress. Josh Yeah, and she almost did a really good job of looking dead and not like giggling at being tickled or like breathing and stuff like that. Every once in a while, you're like, oh, I saw you. I saw you. But you know. John She does a pretty good job for for someone who has to basically do nothing on camera. Josh And then then Frank Yanks out Anna's heart. He kisses it and then takes a big old chunky bite out of it, which causes blood to spurt out of the ventricles. It's so stupid. It's really stupid and amazing. Yeah, but yeah, it's real dumb. And it doesn't make any sense with the type of stuff that happens later in this movie, much less the stuff that has already happened. John And he's like, semi orgasmic when he. Does it too. Josh Oh yeah, he's super into it. Also, that heart is enormous. John It's like the size of his skull. I read that they used to sheep's heart and I just was looking at. That and going. I don't think that's a. Real heart that looks. Josh Plastic. I don't know. I don't know. Then he he pulls out his copper tubes, which he gets all heated up and shoves them just right up into Anna's nostrils. And then he vacuums out annae's guts. I guess her brain. Through the nose and it comes out as the chicken Mcnugget pink slime that we all saw on YouTube back in the day. John A watermelon smoothie. Josh So apparently all you do is you just shove a copper tube into each one and you start pushing air through one end and everything from the body just comes out the other tube in a nice like protein shake style. John Cleans it, right? Speaker 5 Yeah, it's good you don't have. Josh To do anything. At the time, Nope. You ain't gotta blend it. Up it's fine. John No prep work at all. Josh At this point, the hitchhiker wakes up flops her way around the whole place, finds Frank doing this horrible thing with a dead body, screams, and then Frank goes and grabs her to get her. John To to get her. Josh And then he grabs a giant pair of like horse nail Clippers or something. And then while she is screaming and struggling for her life, he. Carefully and precisely proceeds to rip her fingernails off of her hand while she's screaming and struggling, and then after he gets the fingernails off of one hand, he smothers her to death. What's going on there, bro? John It makes no sense. And her screams are agonizing. John Ohh man yes. Josh And it's like that scene that is like the most. Italian horror movie scene I've ever watched in my life. He's like, ah, yes, you're screaming here. Let me torture your fingernails. I'm so strong. Speaker 5 Then I'll smother you to death. Josh He stashes her body in the tiny van, which we can now see is about four feet tall. It it's really an amazing Little Feat of engineering. We see that Iris has witnessed the whole thing. She looked sternly at him. Then helps him dress Anna's body in a nice gown, paints her fingernails red, and they put her in the Lucy Desi twin bed up against each other. Situation the the next morning the the baboon guy shows back up. His client is interested in the baboon, he says, and he wants to. He wants to buy it back from from Frank and so he can sell it for a bunch of money. Frank's like, no, I don't need money. I don't do this for this. This is my hobby guy. That's right. He's he's. Yeah, he does. Taxidermy. Lots of taxidermy everywhere. Speaker 5 It's so stupid. Josh It's so stupid and it turns out that it's just to let the funeral guy sneak into the house. We see him sneaking in through a back room. He doesn't find the Hitchhiker's body, but he does find some blood. He finds her necklace and then he gets back in. The funeral guy pays paid the the baboon guy the baboon. Guys like hell. What was the deal with that? And he's like, hey, why don't you go **** ***? Guy Frank sees that someone snooped it. It turns out that Iris hid the body. The two of them go into the bathroom now together after, like, saying. Mean things to each other to dispose of the body. They start taking all of her clothes off. She's a large woman, yeah. Iris starts hacking off body parts just like she's got. She's got this big butchers axe and she's just like looking around trying to figure out where to even begin. And then she just like, it's like, all right, I'm going to start over here and starts hacking away over here. Has a breathing mask on and he starts filling the bathtub with acid from. Bottles of what you would assume is port wine because it's a green glass bottle with the rope. Josh Stuff on the outside. Speaker 5 It's like a. John Tea and tea bottle. Josh And they have five of. Them he just keeps. Josh Pouring more and more acid into the bathtub and he like the scene. Goes on forever. So she's she's chopping off the head. She like she. You see it? She like hangs. It's like dangling. She's got it from the hair. She flings it in there. So it's this horrible flesh eating acid and she's just chunking body parts into it without any regard for the splash. John No regard for the splash. She has no body protection on of any kind. He's wearing a giant rubber apron and gloves and that stupid mask, and she's just going. Josh They did a great job. It's it's one of those situations where, like they had the the actor like, move her head over to the side so that you don't see it in the shot anymore. Cause now it looks like she's like her head is gone. Same thing with her arm. They're just chopping off bits. It's real good, but it goes on forever. And at first, you're like, wow, this is taking too long. And then after a. While you're like this. Is ******* amazing. John I mean afterwards they have real carnage on the floor and she's like. Scooping up chunks of meat and like hip sockets and just blood like actual animal blood, you could tell just by looking at it. It's really disgusting and she's like basically cleaning up the carnage that she left behind and just, you know, and then the meantime, like dumping it all into this bathtub. Yeah, it's ******* great. I loved this scene. I love when the the cheesy skull with the eyeball still in it. Like floats up to the surface of the tub. Josh So much eyeball stuff in this movie, I didn't mention it earlier, but the part that the hitchhiker walked in on was when he was like, shoving a fake eye into Anna's empty eye socket. And she's. Speaker 5 Like, it's so good. John Oh my God. And then so then. Let's buries the. Loopy remains of the hitchhike Chris and then and then afterwards they're in the they're in the kitchen slash. Eating table, whatever he's sitting at the table, she's washing up, like cleaning the bucket out from. You know this, this burial or dumping or whatever. And then without washing her hands or anything, she pours 2 bowls of disgusting soup. And then while she's doing and then she sits down and starts eating it like she's. Some kind of like cave woman. Just it's just like like basically just taking hands full of it and justice rubbing it across her face, hoping some will get in her mouth. And Frank is is is clearly like in his mind, he's seeing the gore from the scene earlier and then he can't take it, he gets up and barfs. What I can only describe his heavy cream. It's like, what the hell did this guy just drink a Fort like a pint of heavy cream for breakfast? Josh He up Chuck some half and half. John So it's so disgusting. Josh And she's still got, like, her arms are covered in, like, the black chunky water from the burial and. When did she have time to cook the slop? Is it implying that they're eating the hitchhiker like I don't understand? John That's what I kind of thought it. But then I'm like, but they they don't show or save anything. They threw it all in the in the splashy acid. So I don't, I don't know. It was great though. Josh It it is great and it doesn't make any sense because we just saw him kiss and take a chump out of a heart after like dissecting someone and yanking on the guts and stuff. So why is he now, like sickened by? It doesn't make sense. John He is an aversion to sue. So now we're at we're at. Anna's bed side. And he's moping again. And you know, whenever whenever Frank's moping, you can count on Mama lips to come in and and calm him down. So she sits next to him and starts feeling him up. Basically, she's like sticking your hands up under his. V next sweater. And then she dips, trowel and is like digging in for the happy ending and saying things like. Iris knows how to take care of him, doesn't she? So she's yeah, she strokes him out of his sadness, I guess. And then I guess I'm assuming he ****** his pants and then had to go change his pants. But anyways, back at the Funeral Home, we're in a back office and it's ******* filthy. It's a place. Like, what is going on? He's got, like, a looks like a bookshelf. Behind him and on one of the shelves is a casket. What a cool guy. So where this guy shows up and it's like he's hired a Private Eye to appear. Without any pay, go, go, research and provide this mortician Frank's entire life story, and then what he does, the guy like whips his wallet. He's like, here you go. Good work now. Josh He he pays him like you pay a bell, man. John It gives him a tip. And then we see Frank, who, who's dressed up like marathon man. He's like jogging through town and then suddenly he's in the mountains. And I mean the setting is beautiful. And then yeah, oh, what do you know, he's just happens to be jogging behind some hot girl who looks like she's never run a step in her life. She's like, first of all, she's not sweating at all, and she she can't. I mean, she could barely run in a straight line. And then, wow, she had twisted her ankle, and he's gonna have to help her, you know? So he he. He wants her to wait. You know, cuz he's going to go to the to the pharmacy. And get some liniment but. Then he realizes it would just be easier to carry her to his house. Where he rubs white cream on her ankle and she asks him if he's a doctor. Wow, you're really. Josh Good at that. John It's like with he just put. John And he, he like, kisses her hand and stuff like it's obvious that he's he's, you know, he's down to clown. Because apparently the handy that he just. Andy, that lips gave him earlier wasn't enough, so he he goes somewhere in the house to get he's on a gauze run and he stops. Of course, cause he has to visit dead Anna for a second. I don't know if he's like to get it up or whatever. And then and then jangle the jogger with the ankle calls for him. Calls for him, so he hides Hannah real quick, like, flips the bedspread up over her. She's like, like, weighs like £80.00, so he can kind of hide her under a bedspread. And then he he wraps her ankle. And you know, it's getting all good and she's. Like, oh, wait until you finish wrapping the ankle. So then they get into the bed right next to Anna, where the the matching twin beds with velvety blankets, and they start getting all feely and Frank pulls the bedspread down so he can look at Anna and kind of touch her or whatever so he can get the full corpse ***** and the jogger sees her. And for some reason this is upset by this. I don't know why. Freaks the **** out. So Frank bites a hole in her neck, which kills her, and then he eats it. Josh Whatever, it's so good. John So he's in some sort of strange orgasmic. Speaker 5 Daze. He's just. John Blood on him. And the lips walks in, of course, because she's always there at the key moment, takes the jogress and tosses her into. That dude has a ******* crematorium in his basement. Josh She she hadn't. Josh Thought about that at the after the first one, she was like, all right, look, I can't chop up another body. John That was too much work, I thought, chopping up a body was going to be no big deal. How silly of me to forget that you have a crematorium in your taxidermy station. So they just they just toss the jogger into the crematorium thing and, uh, fire it up and then she does this cool, like scrunching up thing like she's. Yeah, it's great I call. Oh, yeah, I called it the taxidermy torium. And then, yeah, so it's amazing. But anyways, lips now has suggested that. She just she just she suggests that Frank get rid of Anna because you know, because she wants all the attention basically, but also because the, you know, it's crazy. And the odds of keeping a weirdly preserved dead body in your bedroom is probably. Not a good idea so. She says it's for his safety and she's like. John Forget about her. She's dead. John And we're alive. But Frank's not having it. He's going to keep her in her own room. She's getting all dressed up because, you know, they're going to have guests or whatever. Then the cops show up and she immediately puts on her nursemaid. Get up with an apron again because she can't have guests. You know, with the police to know that you're having guests. I didn't understand that. Josh There was a lot of her walking back and forth in a room, taking a gown off, putting a gown back on. It was like. John I don't think. John The cops care. They're just looking for a missing jogger. So she's kind of, you know, they're they're asking a bunch of questions outside and frank. Answering their questions, but obviously being vague and then she's a little bit more kind of aggressive, like pushing back and then they're like, you know, well, we could get a we could get a warrant, but we would really like to search the place if we could. And she's like, sure come on in. So they they go straight to the taxidermy torium. They're like looking around and the guys like, oh, these are these are amazing. What is this? It's like some taxidermied animal I didn't even. Catch what it was. Josh It's like a bird or. John Something. Yeah, like a bird. Josh Or a squirrel like it was. Just one he's like ooh. John And she's like, ohh well here, let me wrap that for you so you can take it home for free. John She just puts a piece of paper. Josh Like ohh here. Yeah, you wouldn't wanna. Josh Touch that. That's so weird. John Oh my God. And then the cops are like, well, you know, I think I've. Seen enough and they leave. Josh And yeah, whatever, and and then. John That was so strange. And then we we cut to a dinner table. She's back in her her gown or dress or whatever the ****. There's all these weird people in that in like leader hose and and **** sitting around the table and and then there's this woman who has a full on mustache. Like just rocking the stash? Like where no one's going to mention this, OK, Italy. And they're like, EZ, what the fathers spread, that you got the and she she brings in this suckling pig or piglet. It's really small, I don't know. And they're all sitting there and they ask about Frank. Josh Know Liz Wizard the Frank Carini? Josh They're all drinking like they've got like these, these tiny little cordial cups full of cranberry juice. I assume they're there's even this one, like, whenever the pig comes out there like and he's like alright, I know when people want me to do a thing and he like he goes to carve the pink but it like leaves the pig all the way in the middle of the table. So he's having to, like, reach all the way over with the fork and knife, and it's real awkward. And meanwhile, Frank is just moping outside. And then yeah, they call for him. He comes in. He doesn't say ****, but then Iris announces that they're going to get married. John What the **** was that? Where I'm like, how? How many times do I have to watch this movie and, you know, to go back and see the part where they talk about getting married because they don't? They never talked about it. This is literally the only scene in which that gets mentioned. Josh And we don't know who these people are. It seems like they're her friends, but she's the maid. I don't know what's happening. John It's it's butcher, Baker linguine maker. Josh Nice. Ohh man. Josh So that he just leaves while everyone's like mid cranberry juice toast and they're like ohh he must be feeling weird. I don't know. I got a little French in there. He goes to Anna's bedside and begins to cry and profess his forever love for her, and then goes for a jog. For some reason, yeah. At this point, the funeral guy is back. He's sneaking into the house again. Iris, all of the guests are gone. Iris is just **** face drunk. Honestly, the best job I've ever seen of a person in a movie. Stumbling around after waking up drunk like I was like, wow, that is, that is exactly what it looks like. John Her hair's all messy. It's great. Josh Yeah, she just can't really do a straight line. All good, she thought she heard someone. She's so she's. Stumbling around the house looking for Frank. It doesn't matter that she's drunk. Meanwhile, the funeral guy has found the one ugly, dingy poor people. Part of the house. It's like some basement or something where the ceiling is like 6 feet high. And it's all painted like ****, and he's, like, looking through stuff, and he finds Anna's body in a in a closet. It falls out like in the movie pieces, but this did come out before the movie pieces. I'm sure there are other movies that this coping, but I was like, hey. Just like in. Josh Then he he takes a photo. Josh Of the body laying on the floor and scoots out and then we see him developing the photo somewhere else. John Now we're in his his personal black room, yeah. Josh Ohh, it's so ******. John And why did she fall face first out of the dresser and land on her back? Josh She standing up in there? John It gets better. Josh It does, Iris then tells Frank to get rid of his gross doll. He slaps her. She tells him he'll be sorry. Then he leaves and goes to a discotheque. John As one do. Josh Yeah, he finds the one hoochie in the whole place. She's on the dance floor, surrounded by only men who are also dancing by themselves. No one is dancing together. None of these ***** Italian dudes are trying to approach her, and she is just doing the thing where you swing. Their ***** left and right as hard as possible. It's the most deliberate attempt for male attention I've ever seen. So he's just watching like a creep. He ends up bringing her home where she spends a good deal of time washing her **** in 1970s green water. John, you lived in the 70s, right? Why was the water always green? John Well, you see. In in France, what they would do is instead of having water run through the plumbing, they would use absinthe and then what you would do is put a little filter over the faucet head with sugar cubes in it. So as the absinthe passed through, it turned green. Josh That makes sense. That makes sense. I I I would assume in Ireland what it was is the pipes were made out of Clover. John That's exactly correct. Yes, the pipes were made of Clover and and so then you would. Then you would have boxes of Lucky Charms. I don't know. What I'm talking about? Josh There it is. That was good. I liked it. You stuck the. So yeah, so she's just in the bathtub washing her ****. Meanwhile, someone pulls up to the house in a taxi. Opens the door. It's Elena and his twin sister. Uh, iris is just. **** like she has no ******* idea what's up. She is just done with expressions. Yeah, she's lost. Frank sees this from the top of the stairs. She goes he he goes and he bullies. This is such a weird movie. He goes to to the discotheque. In the bathroom, he's. Like, hey, you have to leave now. I'll take you home. But you have to leave. And she's like, I'm not leaving until you put your come on me. And he's like, no, no, no. You have to leave. I'm gonna drive you home. And that's what happens. He like like. Smuggles her out the back, drives her home. This guy that just kills people. He's like, yeah. I'll take you home. It's going to be fine. So yeah, it's. Just that that happens and. John So well, you have to understand that he he felt sorry for her because she had very dirty ****. Josh So while while he's driving disco hoochie home. Iris is now left alone in the house with Anna. And So what she decides to do is she's going to. Move annas body into a spooky spot. Cut off the lights and then do a spooky voice at Elena like. Josh Woo the house is. Josh Jesus Christ, and to her credit, this is entirely effective and Elena cannot handle her ****. So she, like, backs up everywhere. Also, there's an amazing like giant bronze like furnace in the side of the room. I don't know what's going on. But that thing was ******* awesome. I need one of those. John Is that is that the thing that's covered in what looks like jade or something like? What the hell was that? Josh Like, like, shiny green. John Like wow, that is, it was a time machine. Josh You must have done so good in fascist Italy in this. Josh House time machine. I just come. Josh And so, yeah. So Elena is, like, spooking her way through the house. And then, like, I think she sees Anna's body propped up in the chair. And then she she turns around, and there's Iris in the shadows holding a knife the wrong way. Like they're they're. All sorts of different ways that you can hold the knife in a minute. Don't imagine any of those this is. The wrong way to. John Yeah, this is one step short of carrying it by the blade. I like when Elena's going through the House and she's got a candle to light her way and the way they they decided to shoot that was to hit her with a flashlight so that it would look like her. Candle was lighting the way when it's so clear that someone behind. John The camera is. John Just dosing her with a flashlight. It's like, yeah, why not? Josh So the very sight of Iris in the darkness with the knife is enough to cause her to collapse into a coma. Yeah, apparently she's done. Yeah, yeah, she she goes full blown, comatose, and then I. Chris very slowly comes up like it's it's hard. Like we're like, OK, she just wanted to scare the **** out of her, I guess. But no, she comes up to her very slowly and is like just step out because he can't build tension for ****. Joe Tomato knows this about himself after watching this movie, he cannot build. Mentioned for ****. So she just very slowly comes up to stab her. And then at the last second, I guess ******* frank, like, really took that hoochie home fast. She must live near by, that turns out. John She lives right. Josh Next door, Jesus in his in his like like isolated estate in the Italian countryside. He's just, like, got her back and and then drove back home real quick. I guess he knew that this was gonna be a problem. And so, just as she's bringing the knife down to stab Elena, he grabs her arm. He's suddenly there. And now they're fighting. ** *** she stabs him in the penis. John In the brown Jenkins. Josh Yeah, she separates the Frank from the beans. And he, like, does the whole. But then it's still good to keep fighting. So, so part of him getting stabbed in the penis as he falls back and, like sits in Anna's dead lap, the chair folds over there. He's, like, sprawling out on top of her. John He bites Iris's cheek off. He gives her a 50% Chelsea Grin. Josh She rips out his eye and more eyeball stuff. Yeah, and then he stabs her in the heart, which, which I'm sure Joe was like, ohh man, this is going to be really symbolic and help add to the tension. Speaker 5 I'll teach them about suspense. Josh And then so Iris is now dead. He's stabbed her in the heart. Then he walks over to make sure that Elena's heart is beating. It is, and then he picks her up and carries her away. Later or something? Funeral Guy is now snooping around again. He just he can't get his fill of this situation. Speaker 5 Is a new obsession. Josh We don't really know what his motive is either. He's just like looking for it. He he's snooping around, he finds Frank. Frank is still covered in blood. There's just blood all over his, like, dripping down out of his eye and and Frank is Manning the furnace and and Frank is, like, just conscious enough to, like, see the funeral guy and then pass out himself. And so the funeral guys like, oh, that's that's convenient. He looks in the furnace, he sees that there are bodies being burned. He he then sees Anna's body on the table and we find out this is in fact what he was here for, so he he picks up Anna's body. He drives. He puts the body in his car, drives away as he's driving off the property. We see he has the the photo that he took of Anna's body on the floor, and he drops it on the on the driveway, leaving the thing which is weird like it. Now we see what he wanted was Anna's body. Why he took the photo instead of just taking her body then we will never know. No, but he he he takes takes the body out. The photo he brings her body to the priest that presided over the funeral. They're talking about it. There's something about money being exchanged that didn't make sense. I guess I I think what we're supposed to get from it is that they found out that her body had been exhumed. And her parents paid him extra to get the body back or something like that, yeah. But it's super not clear. And then he he puts, he puts her body into the casket and him and the priest are talking. And then he slowly starts screwing the casket closed, and at this very moment with the coffin, shut the lid. Off and we see it's not Anna. In fact, it was Elena, and she's now flinging her arms and and just Jack Jaw opening her mouth in the most horrific, torturous expression ever screaming, screaming, flinging around, screaming, freeze frame. On her screaming face, it says the end, the end credits roll the goblin training video. Music plays movie over. John Oh my God. Ah, not never a dull moment. Josh No, no, many a confusing moment, but not dull. John Ohh yeah yeah yeah. Like like all Italian 70s or 90% of it makes no ******* sense. No idea. Josh I'm guessing there maybe there is a criticism of like the the wealthy Italian families. Like maybe this was playing into some stereotypes that I just don't know about. John Yeah, cause he's he like, inherited that fortune. Josh Right. John So he's just some spoiled rich kid who gets blow. He's from his nursemaid. I don't know what. Josh Yeah, that's right, the that's the the private investigator was like, yeah, I found out he's. Let's see here. He's like, ohh. OK. Here's a here's a tenner. John I couldn't have figured that out myself. He lives like *** **** castle. Josh So so John, yeah. But before we, before we. Dive into the things let's do the ratings. Speaker 5 Josh On a scale of 0 to 5, lonesome thing zero being this movie, doesn't it deserve to exist? And five, being that this is a masterpiece that other movies should be trying to emulate, and none of them ever will successfully rise to the occasion of, how would you rate Joe Demattos beyond the darkness parentheses? 1979. John I I don't know why I chose to do this 50. What four or five movies into the show, but it is. I decided to like break down into a comprehensive rating system, so like my first question is it horror 5? Yes, it's horror. It's straight up. Did I enjoy it? I gave it a. John 3.5 you know? John OK, I enjoyed it. You know, overall production quality 2.5 pretty. Josh Yeah, that's that's yeah. But that's in. Josh The middle right? Yeah, yeah. John Effects, effects and makeup. I'm gonna give it a 4.5 because. Loved it. Atmosphere, which I think is important in horror films. I'm going to give it a 2.8 because the atmosphere is. Josh OK, OK. Yeah, yeah. John Terrible in that film. It's not scary at all. It's place and horror, I think is another important category. I gave it. A 3.8 because I think it is. It does have its place, but most people, and if they're not. Horror fans won't know about this, but if you study horror, particularly the 70s, this film does have its place and it is well deserved writing and acting. I gave it A2 and I think I was being generous. Overall, divided by what was that seven? I believe it comes out to 3.44, which is probably pretty damn close to what I would have come up with. Anyway, had I been purely subjective, which it's all purely subjective. Josh Right. Yeah. Fantastic. Josh I gave it a 3.4. What the ****? I. Josh I I I mean, I agonized over that 3.4 I I was like oh man. But I need to I need to move these numbers here. Alright so so my my rubric is 1. So in each of these it's a number between .0. 1 so it's like on a 10 scale. And then I just add them all together. So is it a horror movie? I gave it a .8 like so. That's a that's a 8 out of 10. Basically I enjoyed it. I gave it a nine technical horror. I gave it A7. You know, there's some some ways in which it like it wasn't scary and that, but but the actual. Effects were just phenomenal and and and really good technical film. I gave it a .2. Yeah, artistry and contribution. I gave it 8 and all at like .8 point 9, point 7.2 and .8. That's a 3.4. We've got good rubrics. John They're actually pretty and and quite similar in in certain respects. Now, to be fair, like so. Josh We both gave this 3 point a 3.4 and. A 3.44. This is not a 3.4 out of five movie it is. It is not nearly a what? That's almost A7. Of 10 it's not, but it is definitely a 3.4 out of five loathsome things, like on on our scale. That's where it belongs. John That's right. We we will not be included in the Pantheon, but if you're going based entirely on our our mentality, which you know we all know about that by now, then yeah, I think a 3.4 ish 3 point. Yeah, I think that's fair. I like that. We were off by 4-1 hundredths of. John A point, yeah, yeah. Josh Yeah. So that is a 6.84 out of 10 loathsome things. That's way, way high. John This movie sucked ***. Josh This movie is terrible, but I just enjoyed it so much. John I I mean, I could. I could watch it as soon as we're done recording again and love it just as much. Josh So we've got like the other ones like a a muck train and and the pit this is like in those that vein of movies where it's just ridiculous. But this was just way better than those. John It is it is it? It it's almost an actual movie. Josh Yeah. So so Joe D'amato. Rest in ***********. You you made something that we really enjoyed, even though it was like sleazy as ****. There's so much like. Unlike just like, yeah, let's get some **** in here. Let's, let's show the whole Bush like. We're going for it, but. But I mean it it it's just one of the only movies I've ever seen that transcends the sleaze into just. Absurdly amazing nonsense. John Yeah, it it really. It really is a blast to watch. It's so ridiculous. It's such so 70s. It's it's great. Josh Whenever whenever I saw the suckling and I was like, oh, I'm gonna have to tell John about this. And then when I. Talked to you about it? I was like, hey, have you heard of this movie? You've seen it. You're like, no, I. Haven't I was like. Josh Ohh yeah, it's gonna be so good. This is why we do this podcast. It's movies like this. John Ohh yeah absolutely. Yeah, I saw the cover. Maybe it looked vaguely familiar, but I didn't know. About this movie not at yeah. Josh And then I didn't even realize it until I was like going through it like the the goblin element. I was like ohh God John's gonna like this like, but it's all so terrible. John I know I'm. I'm like, oh, I'm gonna pinch a link on this and then it starts, starts good, starts strong for a good solid 8 or 9 seconds and then. Man, it just devolves into like training video stuff like you said. Yeah, that's it's that. Remember to turn your badge in at the end of the day. Josh You are required to wear the T-shirt and we will charge you for the T. John We will be leaving the bathroom doors open as a safety feature. Josh Remember, your manager is your friend. John If you encounter a homeless person washing their testicles in the sink. Josh Ohh, you get the idea. Yeah, yeah, if. A guy is hiding a baseball bat in his pants approach. Him from a distance. Please watch tape two to figure out what to do if you come across a pile of magazines covered and come. John And please grab a gluten free bagel on your way out the door. Josh Oh Barnes in problems. Good. All right. So yeah, yeah, a 6.84 any anything that you want to like, zoom in on and and and like, pay a special attention to or a favorite moment. Something that that made this a gym for you. John I mean the. The God there's. There were a lot. That's that's true. The the whole dismemberment scene was just classic. It was it was just pure. Pure Italian schlock. I mean that's that's what you you come for that and you have it. And yourself, Sir? Josh Ohh man I I just. All, all of the stuff with Iris, I mean, she's. The movie is about Frank, but it she is just such a great, weird villain. She's not even the villain, he's the villain. It's like he's the bad guy of the movie, but she's just so good and she eats up the screen every. Time she's on it. Your eyeball, like I could see why his career in softcore core *********** got started, but then didn't like finish because like, yeah, he's got, like, the eyes, he's got the hair, the jaw, like he's handsome. But your eyeballs just slip right off of him like he he could blend into a crowd of pretty people, but like the instant that she's on camera, you're like, whoa, what is she doing? John She's got a look. She just has that. There's just a look to her. He he has a look. What I would describe as a young Billy Joel. John So there you go with that. Josh So yeah, it was good. I loved it. If you can handle the problems, it's got some problems, but it's it's much easier to watch than some of the other weird stuff we've seen. John Yeah, yeah, it this this falls. Firmly in the place of horror. Speaker 5 Yeah, you're you're good there. Josh Speaking of other things that things that we've watched, Sean, what about have you been watching anything else or consuming any other media or or doing any other cool things? John Hey, just the usual listening to a lot of audio books at work, horror audiobooks currently listening to a book called The Shoemakers Magician, which is written by an author out of Chicago named Cynthia Pelayo. She just won the Bram Stoker Award last night for her poetry, which is cool. And I guess is what like as long as I'm and it's a great book, by the way, it's it's about a woman who's, like, kind of obsessed with folklore, with old horror movies. And her husband is a homicide detective who is investigating a bunch of weirdly cult related murders. It's it's really interesting. And it's a nice mix of elements. So anyways, that's that's really the main one. The rest of this stuff is like I haven't seen any really horror movies or anything like that. I don't know. How about you? Josh It's a new. Movie The the directors name is DW Medoff it it's his feature film debut, it's called Pollen. It's. John Oh yeah, yeah. Josh Yeah, it's, it's good. It's super low budget and it it's kind of a I, I don't know if you're familiar with the mumble core idea of movies, it's very mumble core, very, very low budget like it you. You can see it in there. And it and it doesn't pull itself all the way out of the the low budget slums of like. Where it could be. Rated But it it it gets a little. Bit out of there. There's actually some some meat on the bones and it's it's an interesting watch. In some ways. It's kind of problematic. It would probably be better if. It was written and directed by a a woman because it's very much like a **** **** and me too, and a status quo in the workplace type of deal. I'd recommend watching it. I think it's only available for rent, so I would recommend y'all go out there, throw a few dollars on it, give a a new upcoming creator a a little, a little extra spending cash for and encouragement for their next project. It's it's good like they're they're trouble. I'm not, I'm not. Qualified to to say whether or not it portrays things like that in a good way, so it's very possible that the. Like did his research had, like, consultants, that made sure that this was done the right way? It's just like they're little parts of me. That's like I suspect maybe this. Could have been done. Better, but I don't know, but it was enjoyable to watch. John Well, I I I I hadn't seen it and I. Mean saw that it was. Out there and it looked interesting. So yeah, now I'll definitely watch it. Josh Yeah, it's really good. And so my TV just died, right? Right. Right before our we recorded our last episode. And I got a replacement. And I actually. It, like the old one, was 4K, but it was one of those like, not really 4K things. And this one is actually 4K with the O LED. And the first thing that we watched on, well, the first thing I watched on it was a old system of a down music video which looked like trash because it was from like 2004. And then we watched King of the Hill. So it was like we're not really doing this TV justice. So we watched Ant-Man. And it's ******* gorgeous on this TV. It like, I'm gonna try to watch as much as possible on there. I'm gonna have to see if I can get my headphones on there, because watching stuff on a really actually high quality screen TV is amazing. It's it's a game changer for real, yeah. Yeah, like with that other TV, like when we got it. And watch stuff on. It I was like ohh neat. It's big and then. With this one I'm like. Ohh look I can see. Stuff moving and ah, it's good. Yes, that's it's. John Yeah, it's a totally different experience when some when something shot in 4K it it, it looks different. I mean it. The motion tracks different and you know the the the the level of clarity is is like like it's yeah. Like you do see a lot of things you wouldn't see otherwise, but it's just. It's almost like you're looking through a damn window. John Yeah. Yeah, yeah, that's. Josh And sometimes some of the things even look a little bit weird, like like on old British TV shows where, like it, it's got like that weird blurry effect. It kind of does that sometimes, but it's still good. I'm still getting used to it. Sometimes I kind of hate it, but most of the time it's very rad. And what are we watching? Next time, John. John Now, next time we're watching a movie that is heavily influenced by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which is fine with me if you pull it off, it's a A I believe it's an Indonesian film called Maccabe. And it's directed by Timo Jazz Zanto or something like that. I can't pronounce his name. He did some of the VHS stuff. He did my my personal favorite VHS film, the one with the Crazy murder cult that summons a demon. Josh I see, yes. John I love that film. He made that. We also made some of. Those like super high violence tower type movies, you know, like he kind of got in on that thing you. Know where the. Guys are that kind of world. He did some. Of that stuff too. Josh Was was he involved in, like the raid redemption? John He might have been. I can't remember the connection I'll have. I'll look it up for the next for the for when we recorded. But the movie itself is it's like a bunch of young people in a van and. They basically you're out in the middle of nowhere and it breaks down and they get taken to this house, which in this case is like this big Gothic kind of mansion, and it's run by this matriarch and her weird family. And yeah, it turns out that they're just like, murderous cannibals. And it is ******* over the top and amazing. Josh Oh yes, I haven't looked up anything about it, but that that sounds ******* great. Do we there? Have you seen it recently? Are there anything that we can warn our fans about? John Well, it's extremely violent and the violence is. Speaker John Is yes, it's over the top, but it is. It is pretty, you know. I mean it's very graphic like it's, you know, there's insane amounts of blood and stuff like that, but it's just and and and then the situations that the violence is presented in are are pretty intense. I mean, so it's it's a very unflinching movie which is kind of his thing. But he's a he's kind of a gonzo guy, but it's a lush film. So, yeah, it's gonna be a lot of fun. Josh I'm looking forward to it and I hope you, our listeners are looking forward to it as well. We will be releasing the episode where we cover that in two weeks. So do watch it cautiously so that you can keep up with us because we're so good at what we do. John Ohh we are state-of-the-art and in the meantime I'm sorry that you all have to take a bath in Chianti. Acid.
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HOUR 3 - Seth and Sean go through the day's Headlines (but mainly Astros), discuss Jim Rome breaking down Nick Caserio's appearance on our show, react to Nuggets coach Mike Malone being a little tipsy during their parade, and discuss how Nick Caserio said CJ Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. are progressing/adjusting so far.
It's our Father's Day episode so we're going to listen to two delightful Dads stories! One about how a dad was so determined to get his daughter out of their small town in China, and how he charted her life from 4 years old. The second story is how a daughter had to deal with the tables turned and had to be patient and understanding with her father. Follow us on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreetingsTAC, email us at GreetingsTAC@gmail.com, or leave us a voicemail at 915-317-6669 if you have a story to share with us. If you like the show, leave us a review, tell a friend, and subscribe! Visit us on the web at TechnicallyAConversation.com Contest: https://www.technicallyaconversation.com/Contest Episode Page: https://www.technicallyaconversation.com/episodes/Delightful-Dads Listen to Twisted and Corked Follow them on Instagram Listen to Up All Night Follow them on Instagram Sources: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/765/off-course http://www.yibinli.com/violinistbiography https://variety.com/video/casey-wilson-daddio-toronto-film-festival/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/technicallyaconversation/message
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Co-creator of "The Plucky Squire," Jamie Turner tells the tale of his twenty-plus years designing characters and making art for games, both big and small, as well as his love of silly little drawings that bring a smiles to the world.
In this episode, Mary Foltz talks about delivering a delightful experience with your customer service. She is the president and chief service strategist of Service Counts! She is a customer service performance coach who works with clients to create exceptional and delightful experiences.Since the inception of her business Service Counts! in 2005, Mary Foltz has consulted to many clients across a myriad of industries including the expanse of service leadership, guest experience evaluations, team building, manager retreats, and diverse training seminars and line-level activities. If you're running an organization but you don't deliver positive customer experiences 100% of the time, then you should reach out to Mary Foltz by emailing her at Mary@yourservicecounts.com or by connecting with her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryfoltz/. Mitchell Levy is the Global Credibility Expert at AHAthat, the first AHA leadership (Thought Leadership) platform on the market for thought leaders, experts and companies to unleash their genius to the world. His passion is helping entrepreneurs, business owners and C-Suite Executives get known as thought leaders & become best-selling authors with the AHA platform. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is an international best-selling author with 60 business books, has provided strategic consulting to over 100 companies, has advised over 500 CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company.Visit https://www.credibilitynation.com to learn more about the Credibility Nation community.Visit https://www.ahathat.com/author to learn how you can become an Amazon best-selling author in 4 months.
When was the last time you were delighted by something or someone?! For Joel, it was when the tree removal company came back out to his house to re-tarp his roof AND they refunded him for it. That's some Aldi twice-as-nice-guarantee action right there. Not only did they correct the mistake but they went above and beyond to make sure he was happy. And I think that ‘unexpectedness' is what makes something truly delightful- when it's a surprise. And similarly when it comes to credit cards we all know of the basic bonuses and cashback, but when you're able to score a benefit that you weren't expecting- that's when the delight kicks in. And that's what we're discussing today- some of the lesser known but truly fun and beneficial perks to using credit cards. Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances: Knowing your ‘money gear' is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It's fun, free, & practical. Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group. Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool! Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile. During this episode we enjoyed a Jammiest Bits of Jam by Sour Cellars! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you're not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on Moncrieff, we explored something that many of you may never heard of, a phenomenon termed ‘Widow's Fire'. Essentially, it is the intense desire for intimacy following the loss of a spouse. A normal part of the grief process, it is a taboo topic for most, but not for Nicky Wake. Nicky joined Sean on the show to discuss...
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Our recap of Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part II centers on Inquisitors—but we also talk about the Sith, the light side of the Force, and truly terrible bosses. Part II brings us to Daiyu, which is cyberpunk Coruscant and is DELIGHTFUL. We get to see Obi-Wan's best Breaking Bad impression, the immediate father/daughter chemistry between him and Leia, and his bone-deep fear of using the Force again. But mostly, we get fascinating insights into what it's like to be an Inquisitor and can only guess what caused these former Jedi to become what they are. We also talk about Vader's burning vengeance, the Padmé callback that left us shooketh, and shopping with Leia. Join us next week for (already!) the midpoint of the series, Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part III. This will be our 100th episode! Timestamps: 00:00:00 Plot Overview 00:8:10 Daiyu vs. Coruscant Discussion 00:10:54 This Obi-Wan vs. General Obi-Wan Discussion 00:21:18 Inquisitors and Other Terrible Workplaces Discussion 00:31:32 Inquisitors and the Sith Discussion 00:37:48 Vader and Vengeance Discussion 00:43:03 Critical Reception/Why Diversity Is Necessary 00:51:26 Bae Watch 01:00:07 End Credits --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/growingupskywalker/message
Today the Ash holes are lighting up the RY J Reserva Real Robusto while the discuss, Cigar Vacation Destinations, where are they and what makes them the perfect place to visit with a cigar? We also have our usual Top 5 and Delightful news segments. #Cigarvacation #Cigar #TAA #TAH #Cigars #UnitedPodcastNetwork #Studio21PodcastCafe Follow Us On: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshHolesRadio YouTube: / @theashholes9602 Odysee: https://odysee.com/@theashholespodcast:f Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashholesradio/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAshHoles Listen to Us on: theashholes.podbean.com or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts Join us as we broadcast live on location from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe high above Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, New Hampshire on the United Podcast Network, every Tuesday @ 4pm.
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This week, Dori and KPolly are singing "Peaches" -- no not by Justin Beiber -- by Bowser from "The Super Mario Bros. Movie." The Cinebuds point out a few easter eggs and share their favorite moments in the animated flick. Produced & edited by Kiri SalinasTheme song by NewskiSponsored by Associated Bank & Eyes on the Lake: Eyecare and Eyewear
On this episode of The Marriage Life Coach Podcast, I'm joined by Kori Linn. She is a brilliant career and life coach, former 1:1 private coaching client, and student of The Marriage MBA. I love how much we have in common and think you will love the topics we cover together. Kori is such a beautiful example of bringing depth and delight to anything she does. And talks openly about the challenges in her long term relationship and how she moved through them. You'll notice that Kori discusses themes similar to what I teach on The Marriage Life Coach Podcast. That's not only because mindset principles are universal, but because we were in the same cohort for getting certified in advanced feminist coaching training – which was a life-changing experience in many ways. Listen closely because so much of what this episode is about is building a relationship that truly works for two people who are different. Kori and I talk all about wildly delightful relationships, including how to define your own delight, and the steps to start taking to create deep satisfaction in your marriage. If you want personalized support in your relationship, heads up - ENROLLMENT in The Marriage MBA is OPEN NOW, sign up now to start making your marriage better today! If you have low grade annoyance that just doesn't go away and know that you want your relationship to be better, I will teach you simple, yet deep coaching tools you can learn today and apply tomorrow - just like I do on the podcast. And we will spend 6 months finding out what is the best marriage you can have with your partner by making small tweaks, one day at a time. The program starts as soon as you register. You will get immediate access to the Orientation Workshops in the member portal. immediately upon registration, along with my mini course called Emotional Leadership Training which will help you move from reluctant tolerance towards secure connection with your partner. Review the program overview and get your enrollment application in here - http://maggiereyes.com/group
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CLARIFY YOUR ALL OF YOUR MARKETING AND MESSAGING IN ONLY TWO DAYS! REGISTER NOW FOR THE UPCOMING STORYBRAND MARKETING WORKSHOP HAPPENING JULY 18 & 19, 2023: StoryBrand.com/LIVE -- Businesses and marketers face an important question: how “real” will you be on social media? We all see popular brands who keep their social media super professional – like Anthropologie or Williams Sonoma. But we also see successful brands that are much more raw and unfiltered like Gary Vaynerchuck. Then, there are brands that fall somewhere in between, like Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia brand. With so many successful brands sharing content with different degrees of what's usually considered to be professional, how can you know which approach is right for you? In today's episode, J.J. and April talk with Tami Enfield, StoryBrand Certified Guide and Founder and CEO of Brand Yourself Consulting. Tami points out that we all need a framework to decide what content we should be sharing with our audiences. Tune in now to learn her CANDID content framework, an acronym that stands for Connection, Aligned, Narrative, Daring, Inspiration, and Delightful. When you learn how to filter your social media decisions through her framework, you'll feel confident in your ability to build empathy with your audience without sacrificing your authority as a guide who can help. You can contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Tami Enfield directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/Tami-Enfield. RESOURCES & LINKS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE: Dive deeper into Tami's CANDID content framework here: https://info.brandyourselfconsulting.com/candid-content-playbook-form Tami's LinkedIn post - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tamienfield_businessowners-socialmedia-brand-activity-7024416111853006849-pkWa/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop Elyse Myers' "Go Find Less" Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CoIQwrQNV8m/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Jenny Schatzle's Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpIf8YDJx0q/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link -- HELP US DELIVER EVEN MORE VALUE EACH WEEK BY COMPLETING OUR HERO MAKER SURVEY: StoryBrand.com/Survey HIRE A STORYBRAND CERTIFIED GUIDE TO HELP CREATE THE MARKETING AND MESSAGING YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO GROW: MarketingMadeSimple.com START CLARIFYING YOUR MARKETING NOW AND CREATE YOUR FREE BRANDSCRIPT: Storybrand.com/sb7 STORYBRAND INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/StoryBrand
◇ Erica Odd is intimidated by running games for kids, Gurg Murg asks how to improve describing scenes to players, Thomas from Denmark has a delightful gaming success story | Hosts: Kimi, Bill & special guest Ryan Khan ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:31 - Announcements: 2023 Feedback Survey! happyjacks.org/survey - Help us improve our shows and content! 03:27 - Indie Designer of the Month: Ryan Khan (the-one-true-ryan-khan.itch.io) joins us for the show! 33:15 - Erica Odd is intimidated by running games for kids. | 52:58 - Gurg Murg asks how to improve describing scenes to players | 01:04:06 - Thomas from Denmark has a delightful gaming success story | 01:12:36 - Episode Closing | 01:14:36 - Song "This Pub that we Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (https://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/) ◇ Email firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
My guest this week is Fidji Simo, the CEO of Instacart. Fidji grew up in a small town in the South of France and was the first person in her family to graduate from high school. Since then, she has had a dazzling career with stops at France's leading university, eBay, and Facebook. Fidji spent the better part of a decade at Facebook where she led the Facebook App before joining the online grocery platform, Instacart, in mid 2021. We talk about Fidji's consumer product experiences, Instacart's role within the grocery ecosystem, and delve into her personal philosophy on leadership. Please enjoy this wide-ranging discussion with Fidji Simo. Apply for the Investigative Research Analyst position at Positive Sum. Listen to Founders Podcast Founders Episode 136 - Estee Lauder Founders Episode 288 - Ralph Lauren For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the modern research platform for leading investors. Stretch your research budget with flexible expert calls you can trust. At a fraction of the cost of traditional expert networks, Tegus customers pay only what an expert charges – with zero markups and no confusing call credits – netting an average 70% savings. Don't want to conduct a full hour call? Tegus offers the ability to schedule 30-minutes, an offer you won't find anywhere else. And they don't stop there. With white-glove custom sourcing for every project and robust compliance measures, including a dedicated 50+ analyst team that vets every call transcript, Tegus ensures your privacy and protection. As the industry innovator for qualitative insights, Tegus helps you find the right experts you need at a quality and speed that can't be matched. For a limited time, as a listener, you can trial Tegus for free by visiting tegus.co/patrick. ----- Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes (00:03:51) - (First question) - Comparing her experiences with Facebook and Instacart (00:06:22) - The dimensionality of creating great consumer products online (00:07:50) - How Instacart uses AI now and her advice to other companies who are ready to incorporate AI into their business (00:15:41) - What being a pragmatic technologist means to her (00:18:02) - Influences in younger years that led to her career path in technology (00:21:00) - The landscape Instacart seeks to build and how major key players within the industry are involved (00:27:09) - Data algorithms and their role in helping consumers (00:29:24) - Scale around the original core business (00:32:12) - The functional difference between Instacart shoppers and delivery drivers (00:34:59) - Issues with fully automated grocery store facilities (00:37:32) - Insight into working with brands and consumer brand loyalty (00:43:16) - Her vision for the future of Instacart (00:49:34) - Her principles for capital allocation (00:52:34) - Common misperceptions about Instacart from prospective investors (00:54:21) - Her philosophy of seeing the magic in team members (00:56:46) - Expanding knowledge while managing a complex business environment (01:01:01) - When she felt the most helpless in her career (01:03:46) - Insight into generative AI and how it could shape the online grocery experience (01:08:00) - The role of content and its importance for businesses like Instacart (01:12:35) - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for her
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Gaming zombie slayers Paul and Josh wading into the zombie hordes and bringing you our gaming deep dive for Dead Island 2. This video game 9 years in the making has had troubled gaming development, but is the end product worth your time and money? We break it all down for you in this week's amazing episode from your favorite video game podcast! Thanks to our LEGENDARY supporters: Gideon Is Lit, Toro, Scrump, Gaius, Remi, MarbleMadness, Dr. Catatonic, Blackstar (DQ), Glapsuidir, Phelps, Michele B, Redletter, Nevo, Waynerman, TFolls, AceofShame, Jake, RangerMiller, and Ad Video games covered this week: Dead Island 2 Connect with the show: Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/multiplayerpodcast Join our Gaming Discord: https://discord.gg/Dsx2rgEEbz Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/multiplayerpod/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/MultiplayerPod Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCU12YOMnAQwqFZEdfXv9c3Q Visit us on the web: multiplayerpodcast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Tove Danovich decided to dabble in backyard chicken keeping, she embraced a tried and true journalistic practice — reading everything there is to find on the subject. In her search, she found plenty of how-to guides, but what she really wanted was to know more about the science. She wanted to understand their evolution and unique relationship with humans. "As I was reading more and as I was wanting this book that increasingly it seemed like it it just didn't exist. I wound up writing it instead," says Tove. Today, Aaron visits Tove in her chicken coop to talk about her recent book Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them and to meet the chicken stars of Tove's Instagram account.Listen to Short Wave on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Know of a new book we should feature on Short Wave? Drop us a line at email@example.com.
The Devil could not take our joy this week! We celebrate the long overdue indictment of Trump, call out the racists in the Tennessee House of Representatives, celebrate Wisconsin voters flipping their state Supreme Court to righteous and much more! The Final Word on all things Political and Pop Cultural. Comedic duo Frangela makes "Real News. REAL FUNNY!" Your positive "Back Up AND Black Up!" here to inspire you to #RESIST! Do you want to hear more Idiots of the Week?? Become a Frangela patron at Patreon.com and get three exclusive Micro Idiot podcasts each week as our thank you for your support. Frangela swag available at https://www.zazzle.com/store/frangela! Book a personalized video shout-out from Frangela at Cameo.com/frangeladuo. And please go to pickedcherries.com to share a small snippet of our podcasts with others to help us grow our listenership. Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices