Episode #134: Imagine that you are a highly successful Corporate Attorney in NYC, making a ton of money. You earned a world renowned law degree and are feeling completely uninspired. Maria Brito was that person and at the age of 32, decided to pursue a passion that she could "go in with all of her heart". With confidence, grit, and determination, Maria has earned countless awards and has worked with some of the most powerful, interesting people in the world. She has a well known name in the Art World and is inspiring others globally to be more creative in their own lives and work. This conversation is fascinating and covers so much. Who are Maria's top 3 favorite artists of all time? Tune in to find out!Bio: A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, Maria Brito's first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013 was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.Contact Maria:Website: mariabrito.comTV Show: pbs.org/show/c-files-maria-britoLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mariabrito-nyTwitter: twitter.com/MariaBrito_NYFacebook: facebook.com/MariaBritoNYInstagram: instagram.com/mariabrito_ny
This week, we have the return of Nadir! To celebrate his return, we drink a plethora of beers from TrimTab, Martin House & Monday Night Brewing. We also discuss the recent Bears and Falcons games, the fallout of both, and the potential firing of Matt Nagy. Happy holidays!
Yoweri Museveni's 35 years of iron-gripped ruthless authoritarianism in Uganda did not take place in a vacuum. It has instead been a years-long process of converting the country's institutions into instruments of arbitrary power, which has been fueled by a series of targeted moves to destabilize the social coordination that would be needed to hold leadership accountable. This has been the fascinating focus of research for Prof. Rebecca Tapscott, a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Politics and International Relations Department. She joined the Departures with Robert Amsterdam podcast this week to discuss her book, "Arbitrary States: Social Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda." Tapscott explains that for Uganda, among other countries with nationalist movements which took power, it is crucial that there is a high level of "unpredictability and arbitrariness" which shapes people's experience of how the state works, how they experience security and justice. Her research takes an interesting look into the functioning of hybrid regimes, where some vestigial presence of democratic institutions continue to exist but are largely rendered ineffective in terms of successful opposition organizing.
There's been a large number of people leaving KiwiRail, Pattrick talks to Kathryn about what's driving it. Also, with the impending summer of Covid, a look at where rapid antigen testing is at. Pattrick Smellie is the editor and co-founder of BusinessDesk and has reported on the New Zealand economy and business since 1983.
Dean Smith was dismissed by Aston Villa over the weekend much to the sadness of many a Villa fan. But was it the right call? Neil from Aston Villa podcast 'For The Love Of Paul McGrath' joins us to give a fans' perspective. (Part 2, 25:51) Norwich also sacked their boss, with Daniel Farke leaving Carrow Road. Was it strange timing after the Canaries victory at the weekend? (Part 3, 40:16) We discuss our heroes and villains from the weekend, with mentions for Roy Keane, Jurgen Klopp Jonjo Shelvey and David Moyes.
It was once the dream of starry-eyed proponents of globalization that the increasing pace of trade, travel, and exchanges of ideas would lead to a "borderless" world of reduced conflict and cosmopolitanism. Instead, the opposite has happened, as the lines and demarcations between nations struggling to manage their conflicts have become paramount and subject to escalating risk. Whether it's China building islands in the South China Sea or Russia seizing the arctic or even the UK having a Northern Ireland problem after Brexit, borders are increasingly becoming more hostile environments. Professor Klaus Dodds explores the issue with tremendous clarity in his fascinating new book, "Border Wars: The Conflicts that Will Define Our Future." Joining Robert Amsterdam on this episode of Departures, Prof. Dodds argues that even though we have international legal frameworks such as the Law of the Sea, it has already been demonstrated that some countries pick and choose legal principles as lawfare (such as building islands), we don't always choose to penalize violations, while there is a constant reshaping and reinterpretation of borders making it much more difficult to separate and demarcate sovereign territories with clarity. Dodds' book provides a fascinating look into the future, where climate change, pandemics, and digital surveillance are all contributing to changes in our physical world that are certain to be the source of challenging conflicts in the years to come.
Toasty and Medros are back to discuss the latest on Blizzard's legal troubles, the upcoming patch 9.1.5, and the future of the show
As world leaders gather in Scotland for the COP26 climate change summit this week, there's a tremendous level of scrutiny not over the ambitions but the shortcomings of the world's biggest sources of emissions. This week, Departures is pleased to invite David Claydon, the founder of Kaya Group, which is an advisory firm which helps companies, investors, and governments navigate climate change policy and the decarbonization process. Claydon, who will be among the delegates in Glasgow, is clear-eyed about the stiff challenges facing the major players. Xi Jinping will not be attending, so little progress can be expected from China. Russia shows only a passing interest and little ability to transition away from its fossil fuel economy, while India is not expected to deliver much in the way of promises. US President Joe Biden, meanwhile, arrives with a dearth of trust and credibility, with his reconciliation budget package held up by the Republicans and members of his own party. Claydon points out that the pandemic has made COP26 all the more challenging. "There was a lot of hope that the COVID vaccine distribution question would be a great test of solidarity between developed countries and developing countries," says Claydon. "But if it was a test, Western countries have failed it. The lack of distribution of vaccine has been another factor undermining trust between countries." But we "shouldn't be too pessimistic," Claydon argues. The US may not have the credibility to go to COP26 and issue demands, but that's not what COP26 is all about, it's all about each nation declaring what they intend to achieve and then keeping to that. And President Joe Biden, Claydon says, should be able to muster "just enough" credibility to follow through with the decarbonization goals set out this past Earth Day.
Two cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Christchurch, with one travelling from Auckland earlier this month and could be infectious in the community for up to two weeks. The city remains at Alert Level 2. Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said earlier rapid antigen testing for departing passengers is needed to limit transmission out of Auckland. He spoke to Justin Wong.
Expert bespoke clothier Stephen Kempson has outfitted leaders in business, entertainment, and media and continues to draw a diverse clientele due to his ability to keenly understand the individual tastes and needs of his clients while simplifying the bespoke process. Stephen is recognized among the country's finest personal tailors. He has been featured in The Financial Times, The Robb Report, Departures magazine, and other leading publications. Things haven't always been easy, when Kempson stepped out on his own in August 2001 he had no idea terrorists would fly planes into the World Trade Towers. The first two years were a struggle but, what kept Stephen focused was his passion and his love to serve and create an experience for his clients. If you're tired of a station that doesn't speak to your needs and you're interested in learning more about the BTW Podcast visit RUNUTAINMENT. BTW Podcast is listener-supported, I started a Ko-fi page to allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to sponsor an episode. BTW Podcast now has a Patreon page. BTW Podcast is listener-supported. The launching of my Ko-fi and Patreon page is me embracing my talents, this is me walking in my purpose, this is me taking the leap, acknowledging that what I'm doing is providing a valuable service for the audience, the guest and sponsors. BTW Podcast is a business. You can visit Derek Oxley to stay up today on current happenings with BTW Podcast, sign up for the Newsletter, check out the blog or order merchandise. I took the leap 4 years ago to drive for Uber/Lyft Full-time, so I could have the flexibility to devote to building BTW Podcast. Like everyone BTW Podcast was impacted with the pandemic. Ko-fi is platform that will allow entrepreneurs/business owners to sponsor an episode PRE, MID or POST roll, it also allows you to buy me a cup of coffee. Patreon will allow listeners to show their support for the podcast on a monthly basis, Patreon supporters of the show will gain access to behind the scenes material, early access to merchandise, bonus episodes, and access to UINC, TIPS and RUNUTAINMENT articles. Thanks for accompanying my on this ride. Leave a voicemail on Anchor to let us know how we're doing and receive a shout out in a future episode or you can now visit my brand spanking new BTW Podcast website in lower righthand corner there's a microphone simply click that and record a message --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/derek-oxley/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/derek-oxley/support
Ladies and gents, we know you can't wait for timely Hoagie Mouth episodes. Well, here's one anyway! Recorded before both the Eagles loss to the Bucs and the unfathomably (but expected) sad departure of Zach Ertz, we still cover the Birds come from behind win in Carolina. And we were hopeful for the Thursday game, just listen and you can hear our yearning. BUT we start the show with the reigning (and now, CURRENT) HMMBOY of the year Tim Ferrell as we run down the Flyers new-look roster. And we commiserate on their chances this year. We're thinking...something above a .500 team. But not too much more. And of course, we have to talk about Ben and his surprise "return" to the team. Methinks that won't last long. Also - NED FROM BALDYMORE HUN. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @hoagiemouthpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeffrey-wolfe/support
This week's conversation will have you holding on to your windowsill as Margo and her guest have an honest and expansive conversation around creativity - from distractions to mindset, habits, and so much more. Margo is joined by Maria Brito who is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies large and small and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art. Margo and Maria discuss: Why she quit her lofty six-figure career as a lawyer to become an art advisor shortly after giving birth to her first child The importance of her work to enforce the idea that anyone can be creative (and other facts rooted in science) How our distractions nullify our creativity The advantages of being an outsider to an industry or field you want to be in How to actually allow and embrace change in your life How creativity is closely related to abundance and success Rewriting habits Finding middle ground, civil discourse, and the art of listening Maria is a Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There”, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. Maria was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, goop, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. Connect with Maria: http://www.mariabrito.com https://blog.mariabrito.com/ Jumpstart: Creativity for Entrepreneurs (Online Course) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariabrito-ny/ https://www.instagram.com/mariabrito_ny/
I want to thank you for listening and for subscribing to Faster Than Normal! I also want to tell you that if you're listening to this one, you probably listened to other episodes as well. Because of you all, we are the number one ADHD podcast on the internet!! And if you like us, you can sponsor an episode! Head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ It is a lot cheaper than you think. You'll reach... about 25k to 30,000 people in an episode and get your name out there, get your brand out there, your company out there, or just say thanks for all the interviews! We've brought you over 230 interviews of CEOs, celebrities, musicians, all kinds of rock stars all around the world from Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Keith Krach from DocuSign, Danny Meyer, we've had Rachel Cotton, we've had the band Shinedown, right? Tons and tons of interviews, and we keep bringing in new ones every week so head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ make it yours, we'd love to have you, thanks so much for listening! Now to this week's episode, we hope you enjoy it! —— E. J. Wenstrom believes in complicated heroes, horrifying monsters, purple hair dye and standing to the right on escalators so the left side can walk. She writes dark speculative fiction for adults and teens, including the young adult dystopian novel Departures and the award-winning Chronicles of the Third Realm War series (start with Mud). When she isn't writing fiction, E. J. Wenstrom is a regular contributor to DIY MFA and BookRiot, and co-hosts the Fantasy+Girl Podcast. Start the Chronicles of the Third Realm War series for free with the prequel novella when you join E.J.'s newsletter. Today we learn the specific techniques with which she wields her ADHD superpowers, maintaining a career as a multi-genre creative author! This is awesome- enjoy! In this episode Peter and EJ Wenstrom discuss: 2:17 - Intro and welcome EJ! Ref: Start “The Chronicles of The Third Realm War” for free with a link HERE 3:42 - Thank you Lori for introducing us! 4:00 - So you are ADHD yourself, when did you get diagnosed & what was life like before it? 6:56 - As a professional writer; how are you managing your deadlines, especially working on your own? Ref: @5amWritersClub on Twitter 10:56 - So tell me about how you're getting your dopamine, especially when you get up at 5am and get pretty much straight to writing? 12:08 - How do you switch roles from say..writing for a PR firm, then for Fantasy Fiction. What's the switch in your brain's mindset? 13:56 - Tell us about your novel Departures! And what was/is your process!? 17:35 - How can people find you? https://www.ejwenstrom.com or at @EJWenstrom on Twitter INSTA Facebook and newly on TikTok And links to all of her books are here 19:00 - Thank you EJ Wenstrom! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know. Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! 19:55 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — TRANSCRIPT: — I want to thank you for listening and for subscribing to Faster Than Normal! I also want to tell you that if you're listening to this one, you probably listened to other episodes as well. Because of you all, we are the number one ADHD podcast on the internet!! And if you like us, you can sponsor an episode! Head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ It is a lot cheaper than you think. You'll reach... about 25k to 30,000 people in an episode and get your name out there, get your brand out there, your company out there, or just say thanks for all the interviews! We've brought you over 230 interviews of CEOs, celebrities, musicians, all kinds of rock stars all around the world from Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Keith Krach from DocuSign, Danny Meyer, we've had Rachel Cotton, we've had the band Shinedown, right? Tons and tons of interviews, and we keep bringing in new ones every week so head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ make it yours, we'd love to have you, thanks so much for listening! Now to this week's episode, we hope you enjoy it! — Okay. Everybody, Zoom's little computer woman just told me that recording is in progress, which means that we are here for another episode of Faster Than Normal. Thank you so much for joining me. I am in a super hyped up mood today. Uh, what wound up me being like starting, just to take my daughter to school this morning, we somehow wound up walking the three miles to school, uh, with the dog, and then I dropped the dog off at doggy daycare.. or storage as I call it, and I walked back. So I'm six miles in this morning and a high as a kite from that. So enjoy this dopamine fueled episode of Faster Than Normal! We have an amazing guest today, I know I said it all the time but this person, this is really cool. EJ Wenstrom is here. She's an award winning author. Why is she an award winning Author? We'll we'll talk about that but Listen to this: “One, girl, one angel three, God's determined to keep them apart! A stormy and seductive novella that will draw you into an elaborate fantasy world.. and it's a series. This shit is awesome. Reviewers love her: “Mimicking the brutal and strange of ancient mythology alongside the high fantasy and gut wrenching actions”, says Reader's Lane, while Literary Hill says: “In the third realm, perils await, but anything is possible and readers who venture, there will find a rewarding escape into a very creative and fully imagined world.” EJ believes in complicated heroes, horrifying monsters, Purple hair dye and standing to the right on escalators so that the left side can walk. God bless you for that. Yes. She writes dark speculative fiction for adults and teens, including the young dystopian novel Departures where the lead character or one of the characters has ADHD. I think it just gave something away. And the award winning Chronicles, a third realm series, starting with Mud when she isn't writing fiction. Ed wants some, she's just regular contributor to DIY MFA and book riot. She co-hosts the fantasy girl podcast. Start “The Chronicles of The Third Realm War” for free with a link HERE: We're going to put down below with her prequel novella, but holy cow, it is exciting to talk to you. EJ, welcome to Faster Than Normal! Thanks so much. I'm excited to be here! It was awesome- we got connected to our friend, our mutual friend, Laurie, who I've known for like 25 years has known me through the good and the bad of the last 25 years of my life, pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis so I assume at some point she looked at you and said, holy shit, you're a female Peter! You guys should really meet. So it is wonderful to have you on the podcast. You are ADHD yourself. When did you get diagnosed and what was life like before it? Yeah. Yeah. I was diagnosed in high school, which is pretty typical, I think, especially for girls because we… differently. Typical nowadays- when I was in HS it was called sit down you're disturbing the class disease. Well, yeah, this was, this was late nineties, early two thousands. So, yeah. Yeah. But, um, but yeah, so before my diagnosis, I had gotten through most things perfectly fine because I was that quiet kid who was just not a problem. And, you know, To myself, in the corner. While other people were maybe going crazy over there. And, uh, so teachers loved that. You know, I got pretty good grades for the most part. Um, until about middle school when I switched, you know, where I was going to school and the format changed and everything else. And all of a sudden, some of the grades that I was getting in my best subjects, like Math, were just plummeting. They were just disastrous. And then around the same time I was getting like migraines. Cause you know, like your hormones are all changing. And so for a while there, we thought that the two were linked and it was kind of scary. Weird stuff going on, you get kicked around from doctor to doctor, to doctor. No one could quite figure it out until one person finally, the doctor said, have you gotten tested for any learning disorders? And it was a huge game changer. So that took place. I think it was my sophomore year of high school. And then all of a sudden we started looking at these symptoms for ADHD after my diagnosis. And it was like, uh, uh, like it was just, it was comforting honestly, to suddenly understand what was going on because the problem was never that I didn't know the material; the problem was.. turning in homework assignments and remembering what chapter I was supposed to read for class and just things like that. And, you know, look at my planner at the assignments were there was everything written out crystal clear, I just got mixed up somehow and did the wrong one. And it's, there was no explanation for it, but it just kept happening. And so it just made everything make so much more sense. Uh, we tried a few medications, which I stuck with through high school. And then since then I've actually gone without, and just found other ways to cope with my strengths and weaknesses and, uh, you know, kind of cover myself. But I, you know, I also did a little bit of ADHD coaching around that time. Did the whole section 508, all that, all that. And so, yeah, it's just. You know, crucial to understanding myself and then also a big part of my identity, honestly. Now let's talk about. Okay, so you're ADHD and you, you, you found ways to manage it. You're also a writer. Okay. And when you're writing these books, you have deadlines. So let's just dive right into it. Tell our listeners who are dying to know this; How are you managing your deadlines especially working on your own? Sure. You know, it's funny because with the Fiction I've actually lucked out so far in that my publishers have been very kind to me. I've not actually had to work on a hard deadline for a Fiction publisher, but, you know, I work in a public relations firm. I work, you know, I've done freelance writing before I've done all sorts of writing across the gamut, and yeah, stuff has deadlines and. You can't change those deadlines. You know, you've made commitments to clients. You've made commitments to, you know, people on your team, you can't change that. And, uh, you know, I think that really the, the ADHD and the way that my brain works with that has helped with deadlines or maybe the deadlines helped me and then, you know, having multiple plates spinning at once can be easier for me than just having one, uh, something about the pressure of it. As long as it's not too much, you know, there's always an edge to things, but having a little bit of pressure helps with the focus and it helps to be able to have a few things, to give attention to it once deadlines. Deadlines, themselves help. Because if you don't give me a deadline, I don't feel the same way. If you don't give me a deadline, I'll start working on whatever you want immediately until the next big thing comes along. And then that becomes the most important thing. Yup. Yup. And sometimes it's easy if there's not a deadline to just keep going deeper and deeper and deeper and never reach an end point because you just get lost in the, you know, like the exploration itself. So I've been working on something since 1987, but yeah, sure. Yeah. But, um, but the deadlines can really just help kind of lend that focus, but I've also learned a lot over the years about how to best use how my brain works. So I wake up at 5:00 AM in the morning, it's called 5:00 AM writer's club. You can check it out on Twitter. It's an amazing community of authors who are all up together writing before they do absolutely anything else in their day. And so you're, you're you're .. you're writing before you say exercise and before you anything else?? Yeah. Yeah. I, I wake up, I walk my dog quickly and then I opened my computer and I start reading whatever manuscript I'm on. And I check in with my author buddies on Twitter. There's a little bit of support and accountability to that. Also very helpful. And then I just get to work and I, I write for about probably an hour and a half most mornings, um, around that time. And it's really nice because I know that my brain is a little bit slower when I've just woken up. So it's easier to have just one thing that I'm trying to do. And especially when it's something that's a really long tail goal, like writing a novel, uh, that tends to take me about a year, maybe year and a half to do so it's not like you get that instant hit of gratification of checking something off of your list. It's, it's a nice time to be able to just sink into something as opposed to jumping task to task like I do, you know, later in the day and it gets me thinking creatively before my brain is tired from having been at work all day or going for a run or whatever else it might be. How are you getting? So tell me about how you're getting your dopamine when you're, when you're.. for me, if I'm writing, if I'm doing long periods, writing has to be in a confined space, like I'm on an airplane for 14 hours on my way to Asia, or I've just worked out, or I've just done a long run or a ride or whatever, and then, or a skydive. And then I have the dopamine in my system to, to, to go to town on writings, but you're doing it at 5:00 AM the second you wake up, that's amazing. Uh, yeah. Yeah. And I definitely do things to manage my energy. Like I, I hear what you're saying with that, but I do it in the evening. So I'll usually go for my run at the end of the day when my brain's tapped out. But I'm starting to feel like physically a little fidgety, so I'll eat dinner and then I'll head out. And, you're able to get your. My thing is if I don't, if I wake up and have to think about working out, I'm going to come up with a reason not to. So I, you know, I sleep in my running shorts. I wake up I'm on the bike or I'm on the I'm on the train or whatever. So I don't have to think about it. So you actually have the ability to, to think about it all day. No, you have to do it and still manage to do it. That's actually pretty impressive. I mean, I got to tell you, I don't even think about it until I shut my computer at the end of the Workday. And then. Yeah, and I mean, it's not perfect. It's not perfect, but it's so important to me to make writing the priority, to make sure that I do it every single day. You know, I used to run in the morning and decided I had to make a choice. And so that's the choice I made. Um, but yeah, I do a pretty good job with running all the same. So I usually get out the door and go for a run three to four days a week on, on weekdays and then once or twice more on the weekends. So it adds up to a pretty reliable routine. Awesome. Tell me about switching roles. So, you know, at. during the day your at a PR firm or advertising, whatever and then you come home and you're writing Fantasy Fiction. How what's..[???] And then you go to PR [..ah, here is is..} What's the switch in the brain's mindset to go from one to the other? That's a good question. Um, you know, I think there's maybe a difference between like when I'm writing Fiction I'm letting my brain wander. So it kind of taps into a lot of what, you know, especially having Inattentive ADHD. It's what my brain wants to do anyway. Whereas when I'm at work, I think it taps into some similar creative things, you know, working in PR a lot of it really does come down to what's going to be a compelling story to tell, but it's a much faster turnaround. So I'm hopping from one thing to the next, the next to the next, you know, often, many times an hour even, and so. It hits. I think there's a way to tap into that ADHD thing- where you want to just jump on everything at once. And it works really well for what I do at a firm. Uh, basically everything is happening all the time at once anyway. And so it becomes a real strength to be able to exist in that and be comfortable with it. Um, and so that's kind of where I get that. I mean, you talked about dopamine before. That adrenaline hit almost of like checking multiple things off your list and then kind of jumping around and getting that fresh project to tackle, uh, every half hour or so. Let's change topics. Tell me about Departures, because let me, I want to guys, I want to read you. I want to read you the, uh, the sort of, um, the, the blurb here for her for her novel Departures: “to get along in the directorate, just seek control, track your metrics and die when scheduled. That's where Evie went wrong”. So, okay. Number one, I'm going to go out and get this immediately cause this looks really pretty good, but tell me about the book. Sure. So I, the books started with the idea of a girl who just as the description, sounds like she wakes up in the morning and she's in a total panic because she was not supposed to wake up again. This was her departure date, the day she was scheduled to die. And so many of my book ideas come from that initial seed. So it's either like a character voice or like this was kind of like that initial hook for the that you, uh, start out with and then everything else has to be built out from there. And so I kind of tackle that sort of project very slowly over time and then layer things in. So at first I thought that was going to be that opening scene where the book would go and then I started to slowly. I wrote that scene, figuring it out the best I could. So like a skeleton version of the scene. And then from there, it's, it's called like a zero draft where you kind of write out the beats, capture what you can, as you go. Cause you kind of hit that creative flow. So you might hit full sections of dialogue or description or something where you get really deep into it. And then other sections are still just like, I don't know, I'll come back and figure this out later, something happens here where they make this discovery and.. you kinda get what you can out on the page, because then it's out in front of you and your brain space starts to open up for more. And so through that sort of process, I started to get into this world where it wasn't just about death dates, but everything about it was very carefully optimized, very carefully structured, so that everyone lived their best possible life by this particular government's definition. And so for them, that meant removing all pain, you know, kind of putting optimal, optimal levels around, you know, when people sleep, what people eat, uh, how much stress they allow into their lives, providing everybody with a fitness routine that helps them optimize their lives. And so over time that started to create a system where people live extremely long lives. And everything is very, very carefully managed on their behalf. And I, so when something goes wrong within this world, it's catastrophic. Um, and Evie, even though this meant for her that she was now able to live a longer life. You know, one of the really interesting points that came up over and over again is I was sharing this manuscripts with different, uh, critique partners with different editors and agents, was that people were struggling because Evie at first was more panicked about being alive than she was relieved. But I it's something I examined over and over again. And he really came to the conclusion that when this is kind of the doctrine that's embedded within you, your entire life, I think that rings true. You know, everyone's relying on the system to work all of the time and be, have their best interests in mind. And so if that doesn't work out, then what's going to happen to everyone. Uh, and it, it made for a really fun world to create and an even more fun world to break. It's very, very cool. Where can people find you and follow you? Cause this was, this is fascinating. I wanna have you back at some point, but we do keep the podcasts at 20 minutes, because you know, ADHD, um, so how do people find you? EJWenstrom.com or @EJWenstrom on Twitter INSTA TikTok and you can sign up for the first novel of the Fantasy series Departures here! So you can find me at. [ https://www.ejwenstrom.com or at @EJWenstrom on Twitter INSTA Facebook and newly on TikTok] and links to all of her books are here Or at AEJ Wenstrom on Twitter, on Instagram. Uh, I've just started playing around with TikTOK. So you can find me there too. Uh, and yeah, you can sign up, like you mentioned at the beginning and get the, uh, the first novel in the fantasy series I wrote before Departures, you can also find a purchase in that whole other series on Amazon and, uh, other major books. Love love, love. We will throw the link into the show notes guys. This was.. God.. this is awesome. We do thank you so much. I'm totally going to.. EJ what's the age on the books? I feel like my daughter would love it, but she's only eight. Would she love it or should I wait a few years? Uh, you know, you might, it's kind of a parental discretion thing. Uh, for Departures, it's definitely written for you, a young adult audience. There's maybe some romantic themes that are a little bit advanced for an eight year old, but she also may not pick up on it. That would be your judgment call to make, but I would say it's written for like a 12 to 16 year old audience. Well, she came home yesterday and told me the three boys in the class asked to marry her so we're there!! Awesome, guys. This was phenomenal. EJ, thank you so much EJ Wenstrom everyone on Faster Than Normal today. Great, great interview. Thank you so much for your time. Guys, as always, we love that you're here. It means the world to me, we are close to 300 episodes and I can't even believe that that's almost as, as weird to me as thinking they haven't, I've almost had a dog for a year. So things get crazy up in this, up in this, uh, uh, pandemic bitch. It's just, it's been an insane year. We've had this podcast running since 2000… god since late 2016 or 2017, I think, so we are going on strong, our 300th episode is coming up. It's gonna be pretty amazing. Stick around for that. Thank you for listening. I'm at @petershankman on all the socials, the website, is FasterThanNormal.com the on Twitter and all the, all the socials there. Anything we can do for you. If you have any guests that you think were as cool as EJ Wenstrom or have the same color hair, let us know. We would love to have them on the podcast as well. We will see you next week with a new interview. My name is Peter Shankman. You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal, where we understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. I want you to understand that too. Talk to you guys soon. — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at petershankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. 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Catherine is here today with Maria Brito. Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art. She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. Find Out More About Maria Brito Visit Maria's Website Connect with Maria Brito on Facebook Follow Maria Brito on Instagram @mariabrito_ny It's now time to tune into this one very inspirational human being. Enjoy!!
We are no longer living in a unipolar world of US dominance, argues India's brilliant former Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon in the latest episode of Departures with Robert Amsterdam, but neither have we transitioned to multipolarity or whatever is coming next. Former Ambassador Menon's new book, "India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present," is slightly misleading in its title, in that it implies a regional study, when in fact his insights, analysis, and proscriptions are truly global in their validity. In this discussion with Robert Amsterdam, Menon addresses the sweeping changes which have undergone Asia in the past few decades, including the rebalancing between India and China, and makes a strong argument for the enhancement and expansion of Mumbai's integration and engagement with the international system. Menon expresses his concern over the spread of rising nationalism and nativism in many countries, which he argues often restricts their ability to negotiate and successfully engage with other nations to make progress on the world's most pressing issues. A truly fascinating discussion with one of the world's most experienced diplomats.
The NSW Coalition government is in turmoil, after the sudden departure of three senior figures: Gladys Berejiklian, John Barilaro and Andrew Constance. The departures mean there will be a string of by-elections and the numbers in state Parliament are already tight.
On today's show, we're joined by Joe Dolce - Journalist, Podcaster, Author, and Founder of media training company Joe Dolce CommunicationsIn this episode, Joe shares his personal journey through the world of cannabis charting the experiences and events that informed his book, Brave New Weed, published in 2017 by HarperCollins.→ View full show notes, summary, and access resources here: https://www.canverse.global/shownotes/e134About Joe DolceJoe Dolce is the founder and CEO of the MedicalCannabisMentor.com online education platform, with courses for healthcare practitioners, dispensary personnel and patients. He is also the author of Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, which was published to critical acclaim in 2017 and hosts the Brave New Weed podcast, which boasts an international audience of first movers, industry experts and rabble rousers with a deep interest in high-minded conversations about the plant and its many applications. Before entering the world of medical cannabis, Joe worked at the highest level of media. He is founder anc CEO of Joe Dolce Communications, one of New York City's most highly regarded Presentation & Media Training companies, and was editor-in-chief of Details magazine. He was a contributing editor at Gourmetand has written for T: The New York Times Magazine, New York, Rolling Stone, Travel & Leisure, Departures, plus dozens of other top-tier publications. He has an MA from New York University and a BA from Northwestern University.ResourcesJoe Dolce Communications Website: https://www.joedolce.com/Join Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joedolce1/
This fortnight we're discussing “Early Departures” by Justin A Reynolds. We discuss a toxic relationship, abandonment, and death in this YA sci-fi novel about grief, loss, and second chances. Robin read this as an ARC last year and is pleased to report that their re-read of the final version held up. TITLE: Early Departures AUTHOR: Justin A. Reynolds PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books YEAR: 2020 LENGTH: 480 pages AGE: Young Adult GENRE: Science Fiction RECOMMENDED: Highly Book TW for ableist language (brief), toxic relationship, grief, vomit, pregnancy, drowning, car accident, parental death, major character death, death. Topic 1: Toxic Relationship. Begins at (1:35), CW for Toxic relationships. Topic 2: Abandonment. Begins at (13:10), CW for Parental death, death, abandonment. Topic 3: Death. Begins at (22:05), CW for Parental death, death. Promo for Half Damage by Crit Chat; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (33:00). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon. To make a one-time donation please support us on Ko-Fi. For fortnightly news and updates, as well as links to recent written reviews, subscribe to our newsletter. You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Find all our links on our Carrd. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. Members of the Certain Point of View network of podcasts.
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Award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator Maria Brito María Gabriela Brito is a Venezuelan-born curator, art advisor, and author based in New York City. Her published works include Out There: Design, Art, Travel Shopping, published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, and Greek Gotham, published in 2016. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art. She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: “The Thousand and One Nights,” the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca. Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, and more.
Our guest-host, CNN's Alisyn Camerota, is joined by Bethany Johnson and Dr. Margaret M. Quinlan to continue the conversation about why so many moms feel like they're never good enough at home or at work. "The threshold for women to be called a bad parent is far lower than it is for men still, and that's an institutional thing..." Bethany says in this episode. The trio talk about how having a helpful partner can make a big difference when raising kids, but it will never make up for some of the systemic problems that exist, like the lack of good childcare. They also talk about a better way we can support moms and each other on social media that does not involve offering advice. Our guests today co-wrote the book, You're Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise and share some of the historical underpinnings of why so many mothers struggle with feelings of shame and guilt regarding their kids. Bethany L. Johnson (MPhil, M.A.) is a doctoral student in the history of science, technology and the environment at the University of South Carolina and a research affiliate faculty in the department of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She studies how science, medical technology, and public health discourses are framed and reproduced by institutions and individuals with structural power from the 19th century to the present; specifically, she studies epidemics and reproductive health. She has published in interdisciplinary journals such as Health Communication, Women & Language, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and Women's Reproductive Health. Margaret M. Quinlan (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Communication Studies, Director of an Interdisciplinary Minor, Health & Medical Humanities and Core Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She examines the nexus of public perceptions of medicine, science, and technology, both historically and presently. She investigates the role communication plays in public understandings of medical expertise, illness, wellness, caring, treatment, health, and healing. Dr. Quinlan has authored approximately 40 journal articles, 17 book chapters and co-produced documentaries in a regional Emmy award-winning series (National Distribution with PBS and available on Amazon). We want to hear from you! CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY. Or, email your thoughts about this podcast to email@example.com. This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college for students who learn differently! Landmark offers comprehensive supports for students with ADHD and other learning differences, both on campus and online. Learn more HERE!
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Most moms have experienced "mom guilt" or "mom shame" at some point in their children's lives. On today's podcast we talk about the very real, historical reasons why this happens, and about the long-running sentiment in the United States that a woman's true job is to be a good mother. And now with the added pressures of measuring up on social media and taking care of your family in a pandemic, it's no wonder so many moms feel inadequate. Our guest-host, CNN's Alisyn Camerota, is joined by Bethany Johnson and Dr. Margaret M. Quinlan for a fascinating conversation about the history of mom guilt in America. The pair co-wrote the book, You're Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise and share some of the historical underpinnings of why so many mothers struggle with feelings of shame and guilt regarding their kids. Bethany L. Johnson (MPhil, M.A.) is a doctoral student in the history of science, technology and the environment at the University of South Carolina and a research affiliate faculty in the department of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She studies how science, medical technology, and public health discourses are framed and reproduced by institutions and individuals with structural power from the 19th century to the present; specifically, she studies epidemics and reproductive health. She has published in interdisciplinary journals such as Health Communication, Women & Language, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and Women's Reproductive Health. Margaret M. Quinlan (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Communication Studies, Director of an Interdisciplinary Minor, Health & Medical Humanities and Core Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She examines the nexus of public perceptions of medicine, science, and technology, both historically and presently. She investigates the role communication plays in public understandings of medical expertise, illness, wellness, caring, treatment, health, and healing. Dr. Quinlan has authored approximately 40 journal articles, 17 book chapters and co-produced documentaries in a regional Emmy award-winning series (National Distribution with PBS and available on Amazon). We want to hear from you! CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY. Or, email your thoughts about this podcast to firstname.lastname@example.org. This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college for students who learn differently! Landmark offers comprehensive supports for students with ADHD and other learning differences, both on campus and online. Learn more HERE!
In this episode, Maria Brito shares her most essential information about creativity. She discuses how creativity works, how to find your hidden creative genius, and how to create meaningful work by learning how to make creative thinking a habit. Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.www.mariabrito.comwww.mariabrito.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SoundBalming)
SHOW NOTES Good Note: Quitting her attorney job to work in the arts. Getting a call from one of her friends with nothing but compliments that then linked her with a celebrity that opened huge doors for her. Even when you think no-one is watching, people are watching. The validation will come with the results. Bad Note: With the art industry being a Muti-billion dollar market, it is very small in terms of how everyone knows everyone. You need to protect your relationships. Stay within the rules of the community wether they are unspoken or not. The more you push yourself into a certain business the more mistakes will happen. Practice makes Progress: Never get complacent with anything, learn as much as you can. Every industry will continuously go through changes to always better the situation. Do your due diligence with any step that you take. Get informed. Getting Fans: Early adoption and original ideas. She noticed that art advisors didn't have social media branding and jumped at the opportunity. Concentrate in what you have by not over stretching yourself. You get fans by doing & sharing. THE STORY A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.
As Kennedy and Khrushchev just barely navigated their way out of a world-destroying nuclear armageddon, there remain many lessons to be explored with regard to statecraft, diplomacy, and decisionmaking in a crisis. The Pulitzer-winning historian joins the Departures podcast this week to discuss his book, "Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis," which not only provides fresh insight into the critical meetings which changed Kennedy's thinking on the proper response, but also explores the deep roots of the crisis, how Washington played with nuclear escalation with a monstrous recklessness. In his discussion with Amsterdam, Sherwin argues that the disadvantages of nuclear weapons outweigh their advantages, discarding the conventional wisdom that the bombing of Hiroshima was instrumental in Japan's surrender. Sherwin makes it clear that if the Joint Chiefs of Staff had had their way, the US government would have mounted an full-scale armed invasion of Cuba. But luckily, Kennedy discarded the advice of both his brother and Robert McNamara, instead taking guidance from Adlai Stevenson.
Welcome to the latest Flagship podcast from 20 Minute Tims.It has been an eventful week for the Hoops, and we're discussing;•The SLAMMING SHUT of the Transfer Window and what we think of the business done.•Departures of key players, most notably Odsinne Edouard•Defeat to the huns in the first derby under Ange•Qualification for the Europa League Group Stage despite defeat to AZAnd much moreTreat yourself or the 20MT listener in your life, as well as supporting the podcast with some 20MT merch at 20mt.bigcartel.com/You can help support the production of these podcasts, as well as gaining access to over 500 extra episodes at patreon.com/20MinuteTimsSign up for Celtic's Youth Development Lottery The Celtic Pools and help shape Celtic's future here - https://secure.edirectdebit.com/Celtic-Development-Pools-Ltd/lottery/Desktop-Form-Page/?&ref=3539Take advantage of our offer of a free box of craft beer courtesy of friends at Beer52 at https://www.beer52.com/timsThanks for listening20MT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The rapid collapse of Kabul in the final weeks of the US withdrawal has forced a reckoning of not only Washington's failure in the region, but broader questions about US foreign policy and what the Biden administration wants (or is actually able) to achieve. This week Departures with Robert Amsterdam is pleased to welcome a return guest for this special emergency podcast, Prof. Alexander Cooley of Barnard College, who is a highly regarded expert on Central Asian politics and the coauthor of the excellent book, "Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order." According to Cooley, Biden's mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal should be understood in the context of his own history on this area of this world, including his opposition to previous surges, and his insistence that the pullout had to happen now without any extensions, without any further excuses to be further, inextricably drawn into a permanent military presence. Robert Amsterdam offers the comment that US policymakers have allowed domestic politics to interfere far too much in high-level strategic decision-making, which makes Joe Biden a lot more similar to Donald Trump than many would care to admit. Cooley also emphasizes just how much the region has changed since the original invasion in 2001, with the development of the SCO structure and the active participation and preparation of foreign interests, including but not limited to both China and Russia. "Let's face it: China does get a global win out of this," Cooley says. "US prestige, credibility is badly damaged. The overall narrative that the US goes into places, doesn't finish the job, and leaves in its wake collapsed states is strengthened. And it allows them to play a greater proactive role in shaping and redefining the region in the North-South axis."
In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Casey Schwartz, the author of "Attention, A Love Story", to discuss her experiences from a decade on Adderall, as well as to explore the modern landscape of attention. Casey Schwartz lives in New York City, where she grew up. A graduate of Brown University, she holds a Master's degree in developmental neuroscience and psychoanalysis from University College London. While she was in graduate school, she found the subject of her first book, In the Mind Fields (Pantheon, 2015), a work of non-fiction about the culture clash between the old and the new ways of thinking about the mind and the brain. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Departures, and New York, among other publications. Her essay for the New York Times Magazine, Generation Adderall, is the jumping off point for the book she is currently writing, tackling the question of attention in an age of technological onslaught. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MAx and Drake are back at it again with your favorite daily Florida State Seminoles podcast. Today, the fellas discuss the absolute insane game had by FSU football commit Travis Hunter from this past weekend. Next, they talk some scrimmage notes regarding the QBs but also the emergence of a show favorite in the backfield. Lastly, the boys address the recent transfer departure of Brandon Moore and how it alters their own outlook for the defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MAx and Drake are back at it again with your favorite daily Florida State Seminoles podcast. Today, the fellas discuss the absolute insane game had by FSU football commit Travis Hunter from this past weekend. Next, they talk some scrimmage notes regarding the QBs but also the emergence of a show favorite in the backfield. Lastly, the boys address the recent transfer departure of Brandon Moore and how it alters their own outlook for the defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Now that the dust has settled on the league-shaking offseason trade in which the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook, Erik and A.C. talk through every aspect of the trade and the Lakers other offseason moves including inexplicably letting Alex Caruso go for luxury tax savings. And Erik waxes poetic in a soliloquy about how Dennis Schroder's bet on himself backfired badly. 0:41 - Initial thoughts on hearing that the Lakers traded for Westbrook. 3:57 -Russell Westbrook. What does Westbrook bring to the Los Angeles Lakers? How does Westbrook fit with LeBron James? Can these two legendarily ball-dominant players work together on a court, particularly with Westbrook's lack of shooting? How can Westbrook help the Lakers when LeBron is not on the floor? And what can the sheer athleticism of Russell Westbrook do for a team that already employs LeBron and Anthony Davis? 18:18 - Identity Shift. The Lakers, who were the best defensive team in the NBA last season, have traded away much of that defense for offense. What does this shift in identity mean for the Lakers? Can a Frank Vogel team even be bad at defense? 22:13 - Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, and Westbrook on Defense. What do Kent Bazemore and Trevor Ariza provide on defense? Can Westbrook be passable on defense? How can Frank Vogel scheme to take advantage of Westbrook's physical advantages and cover for some of his worst defensive tendencies? 26:20 - Defensive Sieves: Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington. Erik and A.C. marvel at just how bad Melo and Ellington are at defense by virtually every advanced stat available. Will either of them get significant playing time? 34:06 - Lakers' Offensive Potential. The Lakers have added elite shooting around their new big three. How can the Lakers' take advantage of these shooters? 38:00 - Offseason Steals: Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk. The boys discuss Rob Pelinka's double-heist of young players with upside when he got Nunn to take the mini mid-level exception and Monk to take the veteran's minimum. How will these players fit on a roster of veterans? 45:38 - Departures of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma. What will the Lakers miss with the departures of two of their core young players, both of whom played major roles in their championship? 51:57 - Lakers Get Cheap with Alex Caruso. Will the Lakers come to regret letting fan favorite Alex Caruso go for nothing in return in what appears to be purely a tax-saving move? Is it justifiable for a tax-paying team like the Lakers to care about avoiding avoiding luxury taxes in an all-in season like this upcoming one? 59:51 - Dennis Schroder's Bet Goes Bust. Erik covers how Schroder turned down a $84 million offer over four years from the Lakers only to wind up getting no offers better than a $5.9 million contract from the Boston Celtics. https://brownmenwontjump.com
In the face of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) lawsuit, Activision Blizzard faces new investor demands as it continues to "clean house". Activist investors are going to be active...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/rIGunkCZG7g #California #Activision #Lawsuit *** CHANNEL SUPPORT PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction and Disclaimers 01:03 Investors Demand 2:26 Who is the SOC Investment Group? 7:57 Reading the Letter 18:45 Senate Bill 826 27:31 Employees Depart 30:42 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "California vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "Activision Blizzard shareholder says company's response doesn't ‘go nearly far enough'" The Verge - August 10, 2021 https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/10/22618776/activision-blizzard-shareholder-letter-soc-investment-group SOC Investment Group Letter August 5, 2021 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d374de8aae9940001c8ed59/t/6112affe2aea584297c35a92/1628614654961/SOC+IG+to+Activision+8-10-21.pdf "About SOC Investment Group" https://www.socinvestmentgroup.com/ "About CTW" http://www.changetowin.org/ "A LETTER FROM CEO BOBBY KOTICK TO ALL EMPLOYEES" July 27, 2021 https://activisionblizzard.com/newsroom/2021/07/letter-from-CEO-bobby-kotick-to-all-employees Meland v Weber June 21, 2021 https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/06/21/20-15762.pdf "Jesse McCree, Diablo 4 Director No Longer At Activision Blizzard" Kotaku - August 12, 2021 https://kotaku.com/jesse-mcree-diablo-4-director-no-longer-at-activision-1847469113 *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com
For episode homepage, resources, free download and links, visit: https://kristenmanieri.com/2020/08/04/how-to-wander-with-intention-with-erika-owen/ Description Have you ever been walking home from work and unexpectedly took a different path just to learn more about your neighborhood? Or have you been on a vacation and walked around a new city just to take it all in? Then chances are, you're a flaneur and you didn't even know it! This week I welcome Erika Owen, the author of The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life. Guest Bio Erika Owen is a Brooklyn-based travel writer, author, and self-proclaimed Iceland Enthusiast. She is the author of "The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander With Intention and Discover a Better Life," "Lawbreaking Ladies: 50 Tales of Daring, Defiant, and Dangerous Women from History," and was a contributor to "Fodor's Essential Iceland" guidebook. Her work has previously been published in Travel + Leisure, Departures, and Vogue. You can also find her work online at GQ, Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, and more. When she isn't writing or planning her next trip, you can find her wandering Brooklyn and soaking up the scenes. Mentioned in this Episode Guest's website: http://www.erikaraeowen.com/ The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Flaneuring-Wander-Intention-Discover/dp/1982133511/ Connect with the 60 Mindful Minutes podcast Web: https://kristenmanieri.com Email: Kristen@kristenmanieri.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60MindfulMinutes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenmanieri_/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kristenmanieri/
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