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George has an affinity for Stanley Kubrick, but he's never seen Dr. Strangelove. Travis talks about Dr. Strangelove all the time because of his experience in the theater. It was only a matter of time until we brought George to the promised land (via 30 megaton hydrogen bomb, naturally.) This is in many ways a "Part 2" of last week's Fail Safe (1964) episode, so we highly recommend you start with that one. But if your evil gloved hand clicks this one first, so be it! Will George be able to handle the goofiness and slapstick qualities of this satire? Did Travis just advocate violating the Dewey Decimal System? Did Dan just call Travis a Kant? This is a wild one folks. And after the episode, check out the Extra Credit Discussion group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/remedialfilmpod Did you know we are now on YouTube? Find extra video goodies and subscribe at https://www.youtube.com/c/RemedialFilmClassPodcast Theme song recorded by The Hungry Sevens, featuring Shawnee Houlihan.
A debate has been raging among the librarians of the world, and it's all about order. The Dewey Decimal System became our way of managing information long ago, but it may be time to reassess. Plus, how one man's obsession with ordering the natural world took a very dark turn. 1. Lulu Miller [@lmillernpr], author of Why Fish Don't Exist and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab, charts the quest of taxonomist David Starr Jordan to categorize the world. Listen. 2. On the Media producer Molly Scwartz [@mollyfication] takes a deep dive into one imposition of human order so commonplace most of us never notice: the library. But the famed Dewey Decimal System is not an unbiased ordering machine. Featuring: Jess deCourcy Hinds [@HindsJess] librarian at the Bard High School, Early College library in Queens, New York, Wayne A. Wiegand a library historian and author of Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey, Caroline Saccucci, the former Dewey Program Manager at the Library of Congress, and Emily Drabinski [@edrabinski] interim chief librarian of the Mina Rees Library at CUNY. Listen. Music from this week's show: Nocturne For Piano in B flat minor- Frédéric Chopin Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Tomorrow Never Knows - Quartetto D'archi dell Orchestra Sinfonica Songs of War - US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps The Dewey Decimal System - Jason Munday
This month, the gals lower their voices to whisper about some bad bibliophiles. Topics include the dark side of the Dewey Decimal System, some lucky monks, and a fatal stabbing amongst the stacks. "Check out" Bookwalter Wines (see what we did there), pay your dang late fees, and tune in for Library Crimes. For a full list of show sponsors, visit www.wineandcrimepodcast.com/support
Dave Rose and his team build custom revenue engines for companies around the world. He is the author of Overcoming the 15 Categories of Rejection. Rejection is a common occurrence that we all encounter in our lives. In this episode, we'll talk with Dave about rejection and how we can overcome it. The Journey to Writing His Book Dave was asked to speak to an audience about rejection. Dave thought, “No problem.” He jumped online, looking for the categories of rejection, and couldn't find anything. So he went to the library. The librarian searched on her computer and couldn't find anything. She asked another employee for help and they all started searching through the drawers that still used the Dewey Decimal System. They couldn't find anything. Dave happened to be advised at the University of North Texas. He asked some of the professors there, but none of them knew anything either. “Nobody [had] ever categorized rejection,” he explained. “It just hadn't happened. There are lots of books around persuasion, and great books about overcoming being told no and rejection, [or] being more powerful with these kinds of skills, but no one had ever categorized [it].” Dave continued, “Fast forward 10 years of studying in 22 countries to be able to say I'd categorized rejection and named the categories and helped people overcome [them]. I had no idea that was going to be how the book came about. But that's what's happened and it's changing people's lives.” Categories of Rejection In our interview, Dave shared some of the categories of rejection from his book. Mind Blocks Dave said this category was hard to identify. Most people understand a monetary block; they understand that they can't buy a $50 million house without that much money. But people miss mind blocks as a source of rejection. Dave explained that this mind block “stops people from even trying.” He gave the example of asking me to borrow my car when he knew I'd say no. When people know what the answer will be, or think they know, they won't even ask. “There [are] mind blocks in the audience's mind,” Dave continued. “This has been the most powerful [thing] where we help CEOs and companies change mind blocks [of their audience].” Decision Makers The next category is decision-makers. “Most people aren't even talking to the right [person],” Dave explained. “They're walking away rejected, they're trying to get somewhere in life and their trajectory is dampened. And they weren't even dealing with the right decision-makers. That was something that was overlooked for a while as an actual category of rejections. . . . It's like you're asking mom to borrow the car on Friday night but you know it's dad's decision, or you're asking dad and it's mom's decision.” Likeability Likeability is the third category of rejection. Before the book came out, Dave was speaking about it and taking questions. A woman said to him, “Love is a category. Did you get that?” Dave said, “Well actually . . . love is not a category.” She said, “If you don't say love is a category, then you've never figured it out.” Dave said, “Well, we figured that the third category of objection is likeability.” He asked her “Have you ever loved someone?” She responded, “Well, yes.” He asked, “Have you hated that person?” She said, “Yes.” Dave told her, “You [see] how that's on a scale. So we call it likeability on a scale. [You can go from] maybe in the neutral middle, to love, [to] hate, however you want to look at it, but likability is a category of rejection that encompasses love.” Goal Shot or Close Another important category is the goal shot or the close. This is “asking for what you want,” Dave said. “Most people think they're rejected, but they never really try to get what they want.” They might say, “I didn't become a doctor (or a lawyer, accountant, dentist, etc.) because I didn't have the money for school.” Dave continued, “So there's a combination of money [and a] combination of a mental block. There might have been a combination of not asking for what you wanted. You can analyze a situation and find multiple categories of rejection impacting a situation. When you study it, you can start to remove those categories of rejection and get a lot more in life, and it just works for sales, for leaders, for a relationship, [etc.].” How These Categories Can Benefit Entrepreneurs In our sales efforts, one of these categories might be an obstacle to overcome in order to motivate someone to buy our product. There are also other ways these categories can benefit us. “Sometimes [the benefits are] not so obvious . . . report, culture, morale, employee relations, using it for how people interact and work together. Oftentimes they're hitting up against one another.” Sometimes in companies, we have one team for one aspect and another time for a different one. We might think that one of the teams does this specific thing and someone from that team can't go into the other team. “That's a communication and rejection issue,” Dave said. “Helping people understand how to communicate and how to get what they need from one another and overcome the rejections with one another and the teams . . . is very transmogrifying for a business. You find that it starts to impact the short term, the morale, and then you're gonna impact culture, and you can get a consistent, repeatable process in there.” - Dave Rose Being Proud of Our Passions One day, Dave was talking to a rock star speaker who'd heard Dave speak. This person said to Dave, “When I'm asked on a plane what I do, it's sexy. I just tell them “I help companies build rock stars,” [and] I love that. I just thought it's hot, but what you do isn't sexy. You build revenue engines and the customer experience.” When Dave heard this, it hurt. He said, “For a couple [of] weeks, it hurt, and then I realized . . . but we sell millions of dollars worth of stuff every year. I mean it works. . . . My passion is building revenue engines, and that's not really sexy. And if [I] just say that . . . it's kind of confusing to people in a way. [But] I don't care anymore. My passion is to build revenue engines. . . . I don't make any apologies for that anymore.” Dave is doing the thing his target audience wants the most: he's helping CEOs make more money. Someone else's passion may look more exciting or sound more interesting, but as Dave has learned, we don't have to feel bad about what we are passionate about. Jumping on Tectonic Shifts and Breakthroughs Here are a few examples of people or companies who had great breakthroughs or jumped on big tectonic shifts early to leverage them. Elon Musk When I asked Dave who he thinks the best digital monetizer is, he said Elon Musk. Dave compared Musk to Donald Trump, saying, “Donald Trump has a potential of notoriety and big ideas and an audience. And you take Elon, and he does it right. He does it right, and I'm not subscribing to any political side [or] ideology one way or another, I'm just saying there's a little bit of a similarity to me in terms of the platforms they have and what they can do, and comparing them, Elon takes this to another level from the digital side, and [he's] a master.” Elon Musk is a great example of someone who has jumped onto tectonic shifts early and leveraged them. There's a great story about Elon Musk I told in a previous episode that is very relevant here. When the internet was very young, he went to one of the CEOs of one of the top yellow page companies, and he tried to sell them on a deal. Musk wanted to put the yellow pages online, and the CEO of that company took his huge, thick yellow pages, and threw it at Musk and said, “Do you think you're ever going to replace this with the internet?” This is one of many situations where Elon Musk was rejected by someone who could not see his vision for leveraging tectonic shifts. But Elon went on to create something even bigger and more successful than the Yellow Pages. Netflix There's a legend that a similar thing happened with Netflix and Blockbuster. Netflix apparently asked to meet with the CEO of Blockbuster, and the Blockbuster CEO said, “What's a Netflix?” Obviously, they never made a deal, but it's the same question as with the yellow pages: What would have happened if they had made a deal? Blockbuster could have so easily been the digital streaming platform. They had all the resources. They had connections. It would have been so easy for them to do it, and they didn't take advantage of that tectonic shift. It destroyed and put that company out of business. It's easy in hindsight to look back and see who ended up on top. However, it's not just what those big companies are doing wrong, but it's the opportunity that it presents for people like us. A lot of times people like us think there isn't a way for us to compete with those well-established, well-funded, and huge brands, the behemoths that are out there. We give up and are rejected before we even try. But all we have to do is find that tectonic shift, that disruption, that almost by definition the big companies are not going to quickly and effectively adapt to. We need to jump on that and build our business around that. That's our best strategy to leapfrog well-funded and established businesses. Flamin' Hot Cheetos Dave and I also discussed how breakthroughs can come from anyone. Dave said, “You need to set your company up to believe that it can come from anyone. Sounds like some sort of Fantasyland [to] make that happen, but you can do that with the right system. That's what leaders need to work on, creating a system that anybody here can make something amazing happen.” The idea for Flamin' Hot Cheetos came from Richard Montañez who was working as a janitor for the company. A broken machine produced a batch of plain Cheetos, and he took them home. He put chili powder on them and tested them out on his family. When they liked them, he pitched the idea to a CEO over the phone and two weeks later presented it to the executive suite. Montañez ended up becoming an executive inside the corporation (Source: newsweek.com). That CEO was wise enough to not reject a great idea or its messenger because someone with a lower position came up with the idea. Key Takeaways Thank you so much Dave for sharing your stories and knowledge with us today. Here are some of my key takeaways from this episode: Sometimes our journeys will take us in unexpected directions, as with Dave's book. As he did, we can turn the unexpected into something great. Mind blocks happen when people don't even try to ask for what they want. We must make sure we are asking the right decision-makers. Likeability is a scale that encompasses love. There can be a combination of categories of rejection impacting a story. This is why it is important to identify each of them so we can overcome each of them. When we're facing competition from large, well-established companies, we can often leverage tectonic shifts more quickly than they can, and that may present an opportunity to leapfrog the competition. We should set up our companies so that anybody can make something amazing happen. Connect with Dave If you enjoyed this interview and want to learn more about Dave or connect with him, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmrose/, you can learn about his book at https://15cor.com/ and you can learn about his consulting services at https://www.clevelglobal.com/. Want to be a Better Digital Monetizer? Did you like today's episode? Then please follow these channels to receive free digital monetization content: Get a free Monetization Assessment of your business Subscribe to the free Monetization eMagazine. Subscribe to the Monetization Nation YouTube channel. Subscribe to the Monetization Nation podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Follow Monetization Nation on Instagram and Twitter. Share Your Story How has overcoming rejection helped you and your business? Please join our private Monetization Nation Facebook group and share your insights with other digital monetizers. 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On Episode 323 we discuss... → Fairy tales, fairytales, wonder tales, magic tales, fairy stories, and Märchen → "In the old times when wishing was still effective"... and how → The Dewey Decimal System for fairytales is... woah → How many of these classifications match up with Potter? Hint: a lot! → Motifs which are the foundation for all fantasy → Why do fairytales endure? → Could we call Harry Potter a fairytale? → Lessons from fairytales that are mirrored in Potter → Half-Blood Prince: the Documentary → Beedle the Bard's tales predate many Muggle fairytales! → Aurelia breaks down the German Max und Moritz stories by Wilhelm Busch → Yes, we are fawning over Aurelia's beautiful German readings
Jay discovers that it's not just any library book that Phil has picked for him to read. It's The Library Book by Susan Orlean. What does Jay think about a book full of maps, corduroy suits, chili dogs and celebrity autographs? Does Phil rate his pick using the Dewey Decimal System? Or does he return it to his local librarian before it becomes overdue?If you enjoy listening to the podcast and have some ideas for books that you'd like us to recommend for each other, leave us feedback on Facebook or at dogearedandcracked.ca
For more than 40 years in the early 20th century, Martin Couney ran a sideshow in which premature babies were displayed in incubators. With this odd practice he offered a valuable service in an era when many hospitals couldn't. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Couney's unusual enterprise, which earned both criticism and praise. We'll also marvel over an Amazonian survival and puzzle over a pleasing refusal. Intro: The inventor of the Dewey Decimal System suggested that GHEAUGHTEIGHPTOUGH might spell potato. John VI of Portugal listened to visitors through his throne. Sources for our feature on Martin Couney: Dawn Raffel, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies, 2018. Janet Golden, Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought America Into the Twentieth Century, 2018. Elizabeth A. Reedy, American Babies: Their Life and Times in the 20th Century, 2007. Mhairi G. MacDonald, Mary M. K. Seshia, and Martha D. Mullett, Avery's Neonatology: Pathophysiology & Management of the Newborn, 2005. Jeffrey P. Baker, The Machine in the Nursery: Incubator Technology and the Origins of Newborn Intensive Care, 1996. David M. Allen and Elizabeth A. Reedy, "Seven Cases: Examples of How Important Ideas Were Initially Attacked or Ridiculed by the Professions," in David M. Allen and James W. Howell, eds., Groupthink in Science: Greed, Pathological Altruism, Ideology, Competition, and Culture, 2020. Nils J. Bergman, "Birth Practices: Maternal-Neonate Separation as a Source of Toxic Stress," Birth Defects Research 111:15 (Sept. 1, 2019), 1087-1109. Betty R. Vohr, "The Importance of Parent Presence and Involvement in the Single-Family Room and Open-Bay NICU," Acta Paediatrica 108:6 (June 2019), 986-988. Claire Prentice, "The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn’t a Doctor at All," Smithsonian, Aug. 19, 2016. "When Preemies Were a Carnival Sideshow," Modern Healthcare 45:32 (Aug. 10, 2015), 36. Judith S. Gooding et al., "Family Support and Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Origins, Advances, Impact," Seminars in Perinatology 35:1 (February 2011), 20-28. Magdalena Mazurak and Małgorzata Czyżewska, "Incubator Doctor and the Dionne Quintuplets: On the Phenomenon of Exhibiting Premature Infants," Dental and Medical Problems 43:2 (2006), 313-316. Elizabeth A. Reedy, "Historical Perspectives: Infant Incubators Turned 'Weaklings' Into 'Fighters,'" American Journal of Nursing 103:9 (September 2003), 64AA. Hannah Lieberman, "Incubator Baby Shows: A Medical and Social Frontier," History Teacher 35:1 (November 2001), 81-88. Jeffrey P. Baker, "The Incubator and the Medical Discovery of the Premature Infant," Journal of Perinatology 20:5 (2000), 321-328. Gerald M. Oppenheimer, "Prematurity as a Public Health Problem: US Policy From the 1920s to the 1960s," American Journal of Public Health 86:6 (1996), 870-878. Lou Ann Bunker-Hellmich, "A Case Study of Space Use and Visiting Policy in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit," Children's Environments Quarterly 4:3 (Fall 1987), 25-32. Richard F. Snow, "American Characters: Martin Couney," American Heritage 32:4 (June/July 1981). Leo Stern, "Thermoregulation in the Newborn Infant: Historical, Physiological and Clinical Considerations," in George Franklin Smith, D. Vidyasagar, and Patricia N. Smith, eds., Historical Review and Recent Advances in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, 1980. Rutledge Rutherford, "Infant Incubators," Technical World Magazine 4:1 (September 1905), 68-73. Joanne Palmer, "'The Strange Case of Dr. Couney,'" Jewish Standard, Nov. 1, 2018. Heidi Stevens, "Saved by Science, Twins Displayed in Incubators at Chicago's 2nd World's Fair Are Now 84 and Nestled Happily in the Suburbs," Chicago Tribune, Aug. 30, 2018. Rick Kogan, "Mysterious 'Doctor' Couney Saved Thousands of Premature Babies -- and Put Them on Display at the Fair," Chicago Tribune, Aug. 25, 2018. Will Pavia, "Fairground 'Doctor' Who Saved Babies," Times, July 28, 2018. "How One Man Saved a Generation of Premature Babies," BBC News, May 23, 2016. Frank Eltman, "'Incubator Babies' Want Their Story Told," [Montreal] Gazette, Aug. 1, 2015. William Brangham, "How a Coney Island Sideshow Advanced Medicine for Premature Babies," PBS NewsHour, July 21, 2015. Michael Pollak, "The Incubated Babies of the Coney Island Boardwalk," New York Times, July 31, 2015. Michael Brick, "And Next to the Bearded Lady, Premature Babies," New York Times, June 12, 2005. Daniel B. Schneider, "F.Y.I.," New York Times, Dec. 13, 1998. "Martin A. Couney, 'Incubator Doctor,'" New York Times, March 2, 1950. "Incubator's Class of '39 Lifts Cups to Old Times," New York Times, June 15, 1940. Paul Harrison, "New York Letter," Brownsville [Texas] Herald, Aug. 8, 1933. "5,000 Babies Owe Their Lives to Gas Heat," Newark [Ohio] Leader, April 16, 1926. "Storks Are to Be Taken at the World's Fair Despite the Big War in Europe," [Clarksburg, W.Va.] Daily Telegram, Sept. 3, 1914. "Inventor Is Pleased," Minneapolis Journal, Aug. 4, 1905. Listener mail: Manuela Andreoni, "His Plane Crashed in the Amazon. Then Came the Hard Part," New York Times, March 28, 2021. Stephen Gibbs, "Crash Pilot Lives to Tell Tale of 38 Days Lost in the Amazon," Times, March 30, 2021. P.S.M. Chandran, "Why Age Fraud in Indian Sports Is So Prevalent," The Wire, May 6, 2020. Nagraj Gollapudi, "Age Fraud - BCCI Offers Amnesty Scheme to Players, Promises 'Stern Actions' to Curb Menace," ESPNcricinfo, Aug. 3, 2020. Shashank Kishore, "Indian Cricket's Age-Fraud Problem," ESPNcricinfo, June 28, 2019. "Afridi Reveals His Real Age – Sort Of," Cricket Network, May 3, 2019. "Shahid Afridi Reveals His Real Age in Autobiography," ESPNcricinfo, May 2, 2019. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Jack McLachlan. Here's a corroborating link (warning -- this spoils the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
A tough Thursday, foreshadowed in some of the clues, such as 59D, Sounds of puzzlement, EHS, and 62A, Cry of frustration, AARGH. Jean struggled in the bottom center, having inexplicably neglected to memorize the Dewey Decimal System before starting today's puzzle. Mike, meanwhile, took to heart yesterday's conversation anticipating rebuses, and was bound and determined to use them, even if the crossword constructor, Trenton Charlson, chose not to.Besides the theme, there were some noteworthy clues, such as 1D, Brand that many people stick with, ELMERS (nice), and 9D, Rodin's thinker, TETE (manifique!).
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In this week’s episode the girls have a pre-show chat about snacks and have a semi-healthy debate on what the proper dipping sauce for chicken nuggets are. This week’s tea time involves Sydney's state of being for finals week, some brief awkwardness at her Formal, her cousin's high school performance of Something Rotten, and some bonfire antics. Lulu spilled about her COVID vaccine site scheduling mishap, the disappointment of people not knowing the Dewey Decimal System, and how she had to zoom over to Mikey's post-recording session. Mariah spilled about her 2nd Pfizer dosage. But, more importantly, tells us about a DoorDash man that spills tea about himself faster than you can say: prison time! Also find out why he had to humbled very quickly. On to the spooks! This week the girls tell each other, and you, about the Craiglist Fantasy, the Old Spaghetti Factory, and El Cucuy! Come hang with us and other members of the Tea and Terror community (name TBD) in our Discord Server! Link Below
As usual, we address the big issues! Andrew swoons over a decimal-based system for file organisation, Martin ponders how comedy changes over time and Jason pushes the boundaries of his own pronunciation. Everyday Balloons 00:00:00 It's Easter!
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with Tara McCrory www.valerielavignelife.com/121 Leave a review on Apple Podcasts [1:17] Valerie LaVigne: Welcome back to the women's empowerment Podcast. I am so excited to introduce you to Tara McCrory Tara is a clarity coach and certified energy practitioner, she empowers the ready and willing to connect the dots to their own life and align to their intuition, so they may understand what it's like to live with true clarity and flow Tara's uniqueness lies in her use of the Akashic records. Human Design intuitive guidance and energy work to completely release blocks, limiting beliefs hindering patterns, and the non beneficial energies holding our clients back her ability to see true gently expose the shadows indicate to in a way that is easy to understand and highly resonant is one of her greatest gifts. Tara believes in the power of powerful questions, a beginner's mindset, and that everyone can receive the clarity they so rightfully deserve and are worthy of, they just have to ask. Whoa, I get like these affirmation goosebumps when I read that, because I feel like what what's next like when I meet Tara and when I talk to Tara like what are we going to discover. Do you get that a lot? Tara McCrory: I definitely get all the time well how did you know this? And the short answer is, I don't know how I knew to ask that. I just knew to ask it, and I just let it come to me and so when I talk about beginner's mindset and when I say the power of questions What I mean is the power of asking yourself, simplified question. I always tell people, okay this is simple it's yes or no. Yes or No. Are you grounded. Are you 100% grounded and people can accept the response as their own versus. Why should they accept the response as their guidance as their clarity, versus. I don't know, am I grounded, I'm like, it's a yes or no question, you're going to get a yes or you're going to get a no and it really helps people, myself included, move through that aspect of like, Is this my intuition is it's not my intuition, am I overthinking it because as soon as I ask someone a question and it's a yes or no question and they start to go. Well maybe I'm like that's not your guidance, that's you trying to formulate a response so yeah part of it is understanding the next step and what to ask ourselves in that clarity and part of it is just like being in receptive mode of okay rapidfire yes or no, is this is this true for me, that's a big one that I keep asking people right now. Is this true for you, yes or no is this 100% true for you. Yes or no. I'm talking about discernment is this 100% true for you, yes or no. So, yeah, you just you just have to ask, is really a stumbling block for a lot of people, myself included. [4:51] VL: Yeah, you're saying this and I'm thinking, Okay, big, big nods and nodding along are definitely in agreeance with this, I feel this. I'm definitely one of those people who I find that I'm trying to think of a logical way, or I'll ask the question and then answer it like okay, if yes, this is what's going to happen if nope this is what's going to happen. And I tried to kind of formulate the answer this way, but I'm also someone who who I really want to tap into that intuition more and I encourage people to do the same. So maybe we'll start with how we can ask those powerful questions like how. where do we start with all of that. If we're just like so much in our heads and trying to figure things out. TM: That's such a good question, and my, I do this every single day so what I'm going to share with you guys today are things that I do for myself every single day. Here's the thing, I start by learning how to muscle, which is what empowered me to dive down the route of yes or no question. I use a pendulum, all the time, a pendulum simply is. You can have an F plus on a string button on a string. Basically I use it as a calibration or a antenna to, to read my energy. But when you don't know where to start this is what I suggest to people is that take five or six deep breaths. Write down everything you can possibly imagine. Just do a humongous brain dump in bullet point form on a piece of paper. And then what I tell people is to number it, and to take a couple deep breaths and ask for the number so just say you have one through 10. Great. Take a deep breath. What number do you want me to focus on this is what I say is I'm always like Okay guys, what number do you want me to focus on six. Okay cool six. Then I go to look at six, and I say, actually so six on my list is guided by guides, I mean, ebooks and stuff because people have been asking a lot of questions so we'll use this as a perfect example. Number six, they want to talk to me about number six guides. Okay, we'll actually use the whole terminology of your spirit guides grayed out. So, yes or no. Do you want me to assign you a name. Because I will tell you it's actually a lot easier to connect to your intuition. If you assign or talk to your guides, as if they're like, Hey Val Hey Tara. So are you okay with me assigning a name to yes or no. Yes. Cool. Allow the name to come to you. If they're like, no. Awesome, what's the next step. Do you want to give me your name that, yes. Cool. What's the next step, I would actually write down the alphabet, in a little kind of crazy chart, and I would start to figure out what their name is or I would just say, hey, awesome. Next slide. Can you give me your name. Ash, I'm getting ash. Okay, so maybe one of youse guyses ash. Cool. That's how I use yes or no questions on an everyday basis, you have a long to do list. Put your to do list down brain dump it out the numbers. Where do you want me to start yes or no is that 100% Yes, I will also give you that as a hot tip. Always ask if it's 100%. Because value or like, if this is a yes then this happens and you're creating this crazy decision tree, and it actually will simplify once you say, I'm looking for what is 100%. Yes, because technically speaking, we know that yes this 51%. In all honesty 51% is not a good enough, yes for me I don't want to be actioning guidance from my intuition if it's like a. Maybe there's 51% I want guidance on 100% I want to action and move forward with 100% clarity so I always ask, Is this 100% Yeah. [9:08] VL: Whoa, I just we just had an episode called mastering your to do list and I'm like scrap it. We need to re, we need to reduce it. Would you do like an intuitive intuitive mastering your to do list bonus episode, I love that that is really cool I cannot wait to try this because I do often have a very long to do list but I also. So I know you work with human designs I'm a manifesting generator, and what I'm wondering about that is that I need to be in touch with my sacral and to respond right so it's cool because I'm learning that the yes or no questions are actually really important to someone like me, when we need to respond. We just need to know yes or no. This or that to count complications. TM: 100%, it's so interesting because in humans that I'm a projector I do not have a sacral response. But what I will say is because the majority that I have met and worked with are either projectors because they want to learn how to live in their projector or our generators and manifesting generators as a large part of the population. Yes guys operate through yes or no questions already, and then the rest of us can in fact train ourselves to operate through yes and no question. So, by that I mean, I don't have the secret response I really don't have a gut response and that's actually what led me partially down this journey is that when people like me have this gut feeling and I'm like, something that's wrong with me because I don't have this. I don't know what you're talking about like I don't have this gut feeling. But as time went on and I asked myself okay. I don't have a gut feeling show me what a yes feels like in my body and what it feels like in my body. Those became really big game changers for me. I yes actually feels like my ears are popping a no actually feel like I guess this kind of like wildly uncomfortable but hit at the top of my throat. So, I now no yes I know what that feels like. Or, I started by body swinging that's another way of muscle testing, I could use a visual yes or no. In terms of my pendulum so I started to train myself to find my yeses and noes, and then once I started doing that and I became really curious with the question. I like the word you use over complicating it and then now simplifying it so the yeses and noes totally simplify things. It's, it's a way to tap into your guides into your intuition access your own Akashic reference for example I use that all the time to just gain the clarity that you need when I say that I'm clarity coaching I'm literally guiding you to okay here's, here's five other questions you may not have thought about asking yourself why don't you try these. And people are like, Whoa, I didn't think of asking that. So, it is we have this tendency through our mind, our logical mind to want to overcomplicate things. But when we bring it back down to simplifications and yes or no questions. It's, it's game changing so I'm super happy that you are a manifesting generator and a compare your yeses and noes, and be as a manifesting generator you're supposed to be doing a lot of things at once, like that's part of your like your multitasking extraordinare so when you have your massive to do list, and you can ask Okay, this and this, or this, you know, you may actually get to em for Okay cool. So you can maybe listen to a podcast and be. I don't know, creating whatever spreadsheet or cleaning, for example, but it gives you guidance on how you're going to operate that. [13:20] VL: Yeah, I really, I really liked what you said about, even if you don't have that gut feeling that you can ask yourself What does a yes or no feel like in your body, and this is something that I've taught before and I call it my IGA s or like my intuitive guidance system. And, and it's just that's it's simply asking the question What does yes feel like, What does no feel like and that actually changed so much within me because this was way before I even knew anything about human design this was way before I was like, focusing on my sacral and it was very much a gut feeling but also a heart space feeling for me too. It felt like the know was like a very constricted like kind of like it was holding me back like whoa, and then the yes was more open I almost set up a little taller. So that was my experience with that. And yes, I'm definitely a multitasker. So I resonate a lot with with that Human Design profile. You did mention Akashic records and. But I before I, before we just get into that I did have one more question with as a clarity coach Do you find that when you start to encourage people to ask more questions, do you find people are getting overwhelmed with all of the questions they're asking like, I know you said like one to 10 in your to do list and then you write down like abcdefg for figuring out what your guides name is can we get too overwhelmed and can we get like too deep into it, and if yes then how do we pull ourselves back? TM: Yeah, that's a good question. Absolutely. I think you can get too deep into it. Because we start to let me say acknowledge how fun it is all of a sudden, get into things. And I'll have people reach out to me and be like, okay, so I know my guy. And now we want to know what their purpose is, I'm like, Okay, cool. So go back to the basic principles of like, write down every single topic you can think of, and then. Now, typically speaking, the people that are coming to me in terms of where they're at and where they want clarity is on a very specific topic and what I like to tell people is, it's the concept of chunking up like go as high as you can, with the vision and as sort of Up in the sky as you can and then ask questions there and go down and go down and go down you can drill, it's drilling down so what most people in fact have difficulty in is getting to the most chunked up place. So if I can help you get to the most chunked up place, then you can begin to start to drill down on your own. Now, I also believe, obviously, and a couple of things that are going to help people understand the whole concept and really understand how their inner guidance system, like you say is speaking to them and one of those ways is obviously through powerful yes or no question. And through powerful yes or no questions, I first of all always lead my clients to Are you energetically software is all of the energy that you're carrying when you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed and all of these other things, is it in fact yours, or are you carrying it. For others, for the collective, did you pick it up, because you walked into a room that was really good, and all of a sudden. One of my favorite terms is, I'm an empath I get that all the time for people I'm an empath and I'm like, I love that you're an empath. And to that I am going to say, I really would love for you to be an empath in recovery and just be a super compassionate person. Meaning, you don't need to take it on you understand that you're not here to take it on, you don't in fact take it on. But you meet people where they are, you can show them empathy and compassion, but you also understand that their vibe is their vibe, and you In fact, do not need to be the sponge. So it is through that that I think really helps people and then it also helps them from going down the rabbit hole because we go down the rabbit hole and we're super overwhelmed we're taking on all of these other energies because these energies. They think like us they act like us they make us think that we are one when in fact, we're not as yours over there and I'm just going to return to sender with love. And then I'm going to go and I'm going to go on ask myself, my own questions so you can you absolutely can. And the first thing I would tell people is like, you know, check your energy isn't 100% yours. If you get a no go back to basics. Take your energy, your own and Daniel have a totally different experience. [18:22] VL: Yeah, I, I know a lot of people who identify as empaths and I too can be very empathetic, but I find that it's been years of creating these energetic boundaries and really be able to being able to hold space because I think my, my, my journey of service and helping people really started when I became a yoga teacher, and I was noticing that people were, you know, you're coming to come to yoga with baggage sometimes I get it, that was part of my practice too It was like okay let it go on your mat, but as a teacher and being surrounded by so many people bringing their stuff into class, you really have to say like, this is mine. And this is yours. And I'm holding the space for you, but I'm not taking this on for you. And it's like, I also work with essential oils and I tell people like this oil is not going to save you, or cure your whatever's going on, it's going to support you in healing and processing, this so that I really liked that you said, you know, now you're going to, you're going to become this compact very compassionate person without having to, to feel and take on those things. [19:46] TM: Yeah, that's huge. For a lot of empathetic people. Yeah. and you said something that was really important there was your energy boundaries and it's something that I talk about all the time is energetic boundaries, I'm like okay so let's check your energetic boundaries and people are like, way. And the way I like to describe it to people is like hold on a surgeon would put on gloves, before surgery. That is for the surgeons protection and the patient's protection. Anyone in healthcare would do the same. They put on gloves, so why would you not put on your glove. For your own protection and their protection and then people kind of go, what and one of the things that I often work with people as I say okay so let's, let's see how many energetic boundaries, how many gloves, should you be wearing. So, in this case, I hope you don't mind, well I'm going to check how many boundaries, you should be wearing so Val should have 12 energy gloves and I'll explain a little bit about what that means. So if you think of each one as its own unique color white and red whatever when you have strong energetic boundaries you have white, you have red, you have blue, you have, but when they are pierced by taking on other people's energy or even social media for example or they become pink and that's when we become very overwhelmed. That's when we have a lot of other people's energy mixing in with us because there's there's holes in it, and it's it's a rainbow versus solid colors, so you should have 12, and you in fact do have as well. Yeah, which is amazing. I love to give people tangible things like that like okay let's ask yourself for a number of years how we asked for a number, because when people can start to sort of assign numbers or gain. Simple numbers tangible, in my opinion, to energetic things that are completely unseen. It helps them connect those dots for themselves so energetic boundaries are so important. It helps you maintain your connection to solve, maintain your connection to your intuition, it helps you stay grounded and in your body, and it really helps you be in the most magnificent place of service. Because I can be an empath in service and then be completely fatigued and completely exhausted and not know what I'm doing, or I can be empathetic, compassionate in my place of service which is exactly where you know you're saying you're doing and when you when you started your journey as a yoga instructor lady, holding this space it's really hard to hold space. Response just like taking it all in from each other. [22:52] VL: Yeah, I like that analogy of the gloves, and then I almost think about how when I leave certain spaces or classes or whatever, relationships, I almost, I like the idea of like taking off the glass, and just. Okay, that was good, you know, we don't need to do. We created that boundary that safety for both of us. And now we can move forward. Yes. Yeah. Oh good, I'm gonna use that. There's so many things to do today. So many things to try! Okay, let's jump into Akashic records because you've mentioned it a couple times I mentioned it when I read your bio, what are Akashic Records? Loaded question!? [23:41] TM: In the most simplest form, the Akashic records are a realm. And by realm. I mean, it's a energetic considered a library. The best analogy I have ever come up with and one that I say, often is consider Kashuk records. Google for the spiritual world. That is the best way to describe it. And so, you know, obviously with Google, if you put into the Google bar, red car, you will get 3000 pages of images and information on red cars, but if you put into the Google spacebar and read Pre Owned Volkswagens 2015 to 2018, you will get a totally different response. Similar to the Akashic Records. This is why I tell people break it down into powerful questions when you ask yourself powerful questions. You get powerful answers. Now, the catalog records is essentially where because it's an ever living library, spiritual RAM and Google were like your intuition is getting its guidance, its first versus feeding you. Your next step. So, although I have practiced really hard to access to records. What I say is like everybody's already accessing their records, through their intuition. You know, you are talking your intuition you're talking to your guys you're following your guidance, you're standing in the lobby. And when you're like hey, I want to go on the record, they're like, Sure, come on over the elevator lobby, and that's where you go and then you're like, hey, actually, I've been considering this business idea and I really want to know x y and z about it. Cool, let's take you to this massive crazy skyscraper floor where there's going to be all of these resources and all of these ideas for you and that's sort of how it works and that's why I tell people like I'm already in it it's a matter of intention it's a matter of asking different questions is, it's really a matter of, you need to broadening your perspective, a little bit. Sure. A lot of people come to me and they want to know. Half Life things. Great. There's a lot of information about past lives in the Akashic records. One person actually asked me on the weekend. Well, I want to book an akashic records meeting for my business but why would I need that and I was like, Well, hold on a second. Think of it this way, your business holds and energy, your business. And you are tied together energetically so if you're one book in the records. Your business is another book, we go in and we read the energies, between the two, we go and we ask, you know, perhaps you've had a past life or something. Um, trust me guys we all have things, but perhaps, perhaps you, what are the things that comes out a lot right now for me is that people have had taken vows or contracts and past lives to be healers. And although that is not a bad thing. When they took them originally they these 1000s of contracts have more energetically and are now hindering their experience as a healer versus, helping them Excel. Poverty contracts of poverty for example vows of poverty we've all taken them at some point in our many incarnations many lives. And it's a matter of sometimes going in and finding the end, I like to call it the inception point like so the very first time you ever decided that it would be a good idea to say like that I don't need money for this, and then therefore, carry this kind of potential frequency of scarcity or lack or even not accepting money for your services kind of thing that is still to this day, affecting us, so I basically use it all the time to figure out what's in my highest and best. And when I'm guiding people to ask yes or no questions essentially I'm just guiding you to go in and through the records how to do that. And I, I love it, like I do clearings through it I do activations through it all my manifestations, through it. It's the place where I personally feel most connected. And this is the place where I truly want everyone to feel that deep connection and, be it you call it to the Akashic records, or you call it to your higher self, or you call it to your ancestors. It's your preference that's your lens, that's okay. It's more so the concept of how do you get there to feel that deep connection to understand it and to most importantly, be able to action it with confidence. [28:50] VL: I've never wanted to visit a library more! I'm like wow that sounds so fun this sounds like an adventure. You did mention asking powerful questions, can you give us some examples of what those powerful questions might be when we start to tap into or visit that Akashic Record library. TM: So here's some basic powerful questions that people oftentimes are like, I will start people with asking if your souls 100% of your body. I know that sounds like a little bit of a strange question and people are like, what do you mean of course it's 100, like I'm breathing. And that comes out all the time. And I'm like, yeah but you know at the end of the day when we're dreaming, or we're sleeping or we're daydreaming. We're going to these other places, and having your soul 100% your body really helps you discern the messages that you get. The other thing that I asked. And I tell people ask is asking for 100% grounded, because we actually need to be 100% grounded to discern the messages they need to come through, hit the ground, come back up and they because essentially we're building a lexicon. We are, we are building our translation service with source with the records with our guide. And so if you're not grounded it's really hard to build that translation service. So when I go into the record, simple questions that I get people that are powerful that I asked people to ask themselves are, are there any non beneficial energies in my space, or in my environment that need to be cleared, or dealt with. Is there anything I can do to move the needle on whatever topic. So those are the types of powerful questions. Another powerful question that I people underestimate is I will say to them, ask. Have you misinterpreted anything? That's powerful. Perhaps your guides have been trying to get you to go left but you're just, I don't know you're just not maybe not understanding it and you keep going right. Another thing I get them to ask is, have I missed any breadcrumbs? Because people often come in, they're like well I don't know the next step because, and they're they're in a tizzy and fury but we have to recognize that. Even me if I go into your record or my own records, I don't see this long winded drawn out path in front of me and being like, Oh my gosh, so golden. I might see two feet ahead, and I have the freewill choice to take those steps. I have to exercise my own discernment to take those steps, and then when I take a step forward. Boom. The next sort of yellow brick on the yellow brick road shows up and so powerful questions can start really simply by have I misinterpreted anything. I have I missed a breadcrumb. Am I misunderstanding anything. Is there anything that I'm missing. That is a huge one because sometimes we don't have all the information but we're trying to make this well rounded decision for ourselves. And it's like, actually hold on, you need to go and access, like, go work within this space, and we're gonna feed you a couple more ingredients in a few days. So, those are powerful questions that people under asked me on a regular basis. [32:43] VL: Yeah, that's really interesting I don't think I've asked myself any of those questions before maybe the grounding one, which I was like no partner or no need to grab, like immediately put my feet on the floor. But that is so interesting so when we're asking those powerful questions are, is that how we're accessing the Akashic Records is that where we do that. TM: That's a good question. There's a lot of ways to access the Akashic records, and I'm just going to say that with everything I believe it's never one size fits all right so you may. Here's an example like I started taking a course, a day course, and then I read books by Linda Howe who's very proficient and like has profound access to the records and she has a pathway prayer. And so a lot of people will use the prayer I do believe that there is a lot of benefit in setting up a prayer intention. So the way I do it is I set an intention, I create a sacred container for myself, whoever I'm reading for. And so I have developed my own process. And this is why I tell people like you really have to try the tools and create. Consider the tools you know flour and sugar and salt and baking soda for cake and then you have to mix your own recipe that works best for you. And I tell people all the time like again you're already there, it's that intention of going deeper and asking yourself different questions that, and I wouldn't even say different questions, if you're already asking yourself these questions and then all of a sudden, you're like hey I want to go into records, my friend did this actually she's like I've been listening to you all the time to talk about the record so I just told my guys like I want to go on the record, and I asked myself the same three questions and she's like, but what I experienced was the energy felt different. The responses came through with clarity, my yeses and noes were like, more punchy. So that's what I mean by that I do teach people how to access it I do make sure people through the record, and I do it one on one, because of this reason because I want you to find your way to do it. I want you to a find your way to access and be puncher there. I'm here to help you build your lexicon and your translation service but we are two unique souls my translation service is not the same as your translation service so I'm here to guide you to say okay. All right, so here's a great example of one of my mentorship students was reading my records and said I see brownie. I'm like, cool, love brownies. But what does that mean, does that mean comfort food does that mean because brownies to me is like, I love baked goods. That would be totally self care for me so I have to exactly kind of prompt her to What does brownies mean for you, so that you can help me understand that and then when you get there and you build that lexicon so now she knows if she sees brownies. It's a form of just doing something for yourself it's like I am numbing and self care at the same time like cool. The fact that I always talked about recipes in the end she was like, Oh, it's a recipe we have to put these things together. Got it. So, yeah, that's really how I kind of try to explain it to people that you do have access. You get to practice it and you get to feel the difference, and then understand what comes next understand the translation something. [36:52] VL: I'm really glad you mentioned that because I am a Reiki practitioner as well and I, a long time ago I was really into dream interpretation, and, you know, I had a few books where I would look up what the different meanings were but one of the practitioners that I was working with, she was really encouraging me to create my own legit. Like that's great that the books as, you know, and orange and an apple on a couch mean this but what does it mean to you and me you know now I don't even look at those those books and those glossaries for dream journals because I think about okay well how did I feel and what did that mean for me and you know because I have a friend who hates snakes, but I really like snakes, so when I see a snake in a dream or in a reading or in a meditation. I think of that as like a really powerful energetic strength, and she like runs for the hills, because you're like, no, that's dangerous, that's a that's a no mine's like okay yes follow this, so I'm really glad that you mentioned that in kind of, you know, using the tools that everyone has to make their own recipe, whether it's cookies or brownies or cakes or however it comes out for us it's still, it's still the finished product is still the baked good. So, yeah. And like throughout this whole conversation I just, I'm there like I'm in the CN Tower library and I'm eating this brownie and I just feel like you really bring it into this tangible practical way which is huge on the show people love listeners love that kind of thing. So, yeah, this has been, this has been really great. You've touched on it a little bit. However, I did want to ask why it's so important to or why the Akashic records are so important to us. TM: They are the endless possibilities, they that's it the energetic library you may have heard it before it can be referenced as the book of life. It is honestly, so important because it's a place that holds all possibility. So, we're always searching for answers or possibilities and I love it when people say like the answer is within you. Yeah, it is. It really is. It is unlocking that it is unlocking that and so when you can unlock the door to that library. And I mean hey I'm of the of the, the era when we had the Dewey Decimal System at the library so I know what it meant to go in elementary school and like to actually go through, you know all the little papers to find okay this book is. And when I do readings for people. I will say to them okay if I go quiet, it's actually because it's like a Dewey Decimal System in my head. Stop there ask this question to bootstrap there ask the question. And so that's the power of the records, the power of the record is really getting you to unlock that place of inner knowing with confidence. Yes, there are some foundational principles to put in it around that but everyone can access it and when they do and they can, there is this deep level of discernment that all of a sudden shows up and you're like wow I can actually really sit here and say, This is true for me, this is my truth, this is, you know, I feel confident in the way these answers and guidance, and my inner GPS is working so it's like the coolest library. And essentially, everyone is always accessing it, they just don't really ever maybe know that that's your intuition. [40:58] VL: That's really cool. I never thought of it that way either. But now that you've said, I feel like this was part This has been part of my meditation practice for a long time. TM: Yes. No. That is a good point. It has been part of your meditation practice for a long time because when we're sitting there we're like, Where's this coming from. It's coming from that realm, it's, it's, it's an energetic faith. And, you know, when you get responses and meditation actually I tell people this all the time, people say to me, oh you know I can't meditate, I'm gonna fall on it be honest, I don't meditate that much anymore because I just feel that connection that I have through meditation in other aspects. When I'm super overwhelmed. I will get back into meditation. But I will tell people, hey, ask yourself a question before you go into meditation, and it is quite game changing because what you're doing is you're actually accessing yes the record you're actually accessing source in your guide. But then you have guidance, because when people tell me oh yeah well I did the meditation and I'm like great what came through what. Well, there's like a little bit of that and, well, if you don't go in and ask a question and you get all of these basically puzzle pieces that you don't know how they go together. It's because of that. Set your, that's what people say set your intention that's why you will say as a yoga instructor Okay Is that your intention. That's exactly what you have to do is that your intention. So it's the same in the record set your intention your intention is what, what are you curious so what do you want to know about what guidance, do you want to know about and what you don't get an answer for what I tell people is to go back and ask, is that you're not going to tell me right now, because sometimes we don't get an answer and then we get you be discouraged, huh. [43:00] VL: Yeah. Okay, this is, this is very interesting, and I you know what it's something that I, I, again and again I will always repeat this set the intention for whatever it is the practice for your meditation for your business or. Yeah, literally anything that started with intention start your day with intention, that's what I do every single morning. So something that I wanted to ask was, is there anything that hasn't been said today that maybe I don't, because I don't know so much about the Akashic Records maybe I haven't asked it. Is there anything else about this topic that you want to share? TM: Oh, that's a good question. Honestly, we've shared so far I've shared so much about it. And for me, I just really want everyone to feel that place of love and peace and confidence that can come from accessing that part of you that reaches into the records is really what it is. So, yes, it's a realm and yes you can read all these kinds of things about it and you can read people say that you know you need to do this, this and this to get into it and you need to, like, I'm the number one person that would like. The fact of the matter is that there are no secrets, there are no number one, there are everybody can access it, get in game the information. It's really about finding the tools and techniques that work for you. And to consistently practice this is this is a practice spiritual practice development skill that we get to develop and when you kind of devote some time to it. I will say it's probably the greatest act of self care and self love you can ever give to yourself because it's not deep assurance that you can lean on yourself. [48:18] VL: Yeah, as you're, as you're describing it, I like I just keep feeling and seeing the words confidence, and clarity, and it's like a very deep rooted like self confidence and clarity and self and it's cool to be able to almost like you're, you're unlocking this space but you're also. You're also embodying this empowerment within you. Well this has been a really fascinating conversation. This is so great, it's very different from some of the other guests we've had, and a lot of new tools and techniques that you've shared so I really appreciate you taking the time to to chat with me today. Thank you so much. I'm so happy that we connected and to be here. Absolutely. Me too. So I do have a final segment that I call the rapid fire round, but before we get into that, I wanted you to share, where we can follow you where we can find you and how we can support your business? Tara McCrory WEBSITE | https://www.tarabmccrory.com INSTAGRAM | @tara_mccrory Book a call HERE [48:05] RAPID FIRE ROUND What are you currently reading? OR Favourite book? Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield What do you love most about being a woman? TM: My body being in my body being empowered in my body. The movement of my body I know everything about me. What does “empowerment” mean to you? TM: It's a great question. Empowerment means to me is to really be confident and at ease, and at one with who you are, where you go in knowing yourself. Empowerment truly for me, energetically sovereign and connected to my deepest sense of being. What are you currently working toward? TM: I know that I'm really here to guide people, and having left a very conventional corporate world and started something completely different. I'm really here to guide and show people how to connect in and do that for themselves, and that is what I work towards. Every single day
Episode Notes On a cold Valentine's evening a young woman finds out she has a secret admirer, and they want more than just her heart... And they'll do ANYTHING to get it! Be Mine by Shane Migliavacca Buy the new "Babysitter Massacre" book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P4ZF9LG/ Get Cool Merchandise http://store.weeklyspooky Support us on Patreon http://patreon.com/IncrediblyHandsome Support Weekly Spooky by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/weekly-spooky Contact Us/Submit a Story twitter.com/WeeklySpooky facebook.com/WeeklySpooky WeeklySpooky@gmail.com Music by Ray Mattis http://raymattispresents.bandcamp.com Produced by Daniel Wilder This episode sponsored by HenFlix.com For everything else visit WeeklySpooky.com Transcript: She’d just sat down on the bed, with the cat snuggling up next to her, when the knock at the door came. Blake looked over at her roommate Cassie, buried in her phone and closer to the door. “Door?” Cassie didn’t answer. “Nope, guess not.” Blake looked down at her cat, Dean. “Sorry buddy.” She stood, as the cat looked up at her completely disappointed. Blake crossed the small, messy dorm room as another knock came. “I got it.” “Huh?” Cassie mumbled. Opening the door, Blake was greeted by Maggie from down the hall. The girl beamed at her from behind a pair of thick glasses. “Here.” She thrust a pink heart shaped box at Blake. “Uh, thanks. I guess.” Blake said, taking the box. Maggie frowned. “It’s not from me. It was sitting on the table in the lobby with your name on it.” “Oh, thanks.” A box of candy… for her? There was nobody she could think of who’d do something like that. “Going to the Valentine’s dance tonight?” Maggie asked, before Blake could shut the door. “Nope, got a paper to finish.” “That sucks.” Blake shut the door. It really did suck, but not for the reason Maggie thought. She was struggling with the assignment, dragging her feet on it since day one. Now the deadline was looming. There was a pink envelope taped to the box’s front with Blake’s name written in glitter. Inside was a Valentine’s card with a cute cat on the front which read ‘Your purrrfect’. Underneath the card’s message was another, written in red ink. It read ‘Roses are red, violets are blue. I choose you. Meet me under the east bleachers at 8 pm’. “What’s that?” Cassie asked. “It’s alive.” Blake answered. “Huh?” Blake rattled the box. “Someone left me a Valentine's gift.” “You got a secret admirer.” “Guess so, they want me to meet them tonight, under the bleachers.” “Probably some townie rapists looking to assault a rich college girl.” “I’m not rich.” “They don’t know that. Pop that fucker open.” Cassie said, sliding forward on her bed. “Bet there’s a human heart inside.” “Nope, candies.” Blake answered, popping a chocolate into her mouth. “Damn.” Cassie groaned. “Gonna meet this mystery admirer?” “No time for love Dr. Jones. I’ve got a paper to finish.” Blake pet the cat, still lounging on her bed, before picking up her coat and book-bag. “I’m off to the library. Billy’s letting me in.” “Oh kinky.” Cassie laughed. “There’s your secret heart sender.” “Billy? I’m pretty sure he’s gay.” “Well, so are you.” Cassie stated. “It doesn't work that way. He doesn't have the kind of… parts I like.” Blake slipped on her coat, and rested the strap of the book-bag on her shoulder. “What about you, meeting Steve at the dance?” Cassie’s gaze drifted over to her phone lying on the bed next to her. “Naw, he’s busy tonight. Just gonna chill here with the cat and some TV.” “Oh, sorry. I knew you were looking forward to it.” A smile crept across Cassie’s face. “Hey, we could go together.” Blake could see the hopeful look in her friend’s eyes, which made what she had to say painful. “I’m sorry… I-I wish I could.” She said. “If I don’t hunker down and finish this paper… I can’t screw up. My parents sacrificed a lot to get me here.” She could feel her heart start to beat a bit faster as she imagined going back home after flunking out… the disappointment etched into her parents’ faces. Blake felt sweat trickle down her cheek as she started to breathe more rapidly. ‘Control’, she told herself, taking in a deep, slow breath. “Don’t worry about it. I wasn’t totally serious about it.” Cassie said, perhaps sensing her friend’s stress. “I’m better off staying in tonight anyway.” “Everything okay?” “Yeah, just a little bummed. Nothing big.” “You sure? I could stay.” “I’m sure. Go. Get that paper done.” “Okay. I’m sorry.” “Don’t be. I never am.” Blake stepped out into the hallway, making her way past a group of girls all dressed up for the dance, before stepping outside into the bitter February air. The cold cut through her as she started across campus. Taking a pair of earbuds from her coat, she hit ‘play’ on her phone. She’d put together a mix for tonight… something to get her motivated and keep her going. Walking along a lit path, snow and ice crunched under Blake’s boots. Taking in a deep breath of cold air, she felt her heartbeat going back to normal. Since middle school, Blake had suffered panic attacks. She had trouble keeping her grades up… trouble fitting in. She’d found ways to cope with it over the years with the help of the school counselor, Miss Cheryl. Getting this paper finished would relieve a lot of stress. Most of the campus buildings were dark, only lit by a few lights left on inside and some spotlights outside. So many shadows, perfect for a townie to be lurking. Blake wanted to laugh off Cassie’s comment, but here… alone in the night… she wasn’t so sure it was something to laugh at. Stopping to adjust her heavy book-bag, Blake became aware of something as the song she was listening to faded out. Footfalls on the snow. She turned, picturing a salivating pack of townie boys ready to pounce. Ready to swing her book-bag like a mace, Blake wouldn’t go down without a fight. She turned and found herself face to face with a campus security guard. “Hey… hey miss.” The man nodded. “Where are you headed tonight?” Not wanting to get Billy in trouble, she fibbed. “Meeting a friend to study.” She smiled. She noticed his name-tag read ‘Stu’. He looked like a ‘Stu’ Blake thought. “I see, nose to the grindstone and all that. Commendable.” “Thanks.” Blake could feel his eyes on her as she continued on. She felt a little better knowing there was somebody out keeping watch while most of the campus was at the dance. The library, designed in the mid-sixties, stood out against the rest of the campus which had been renovated in the last few years. She knocked on the staff door around the building’s back. After a few minutes of standing around waiting, and thinking Billy wasn’t even in there, the lock clicked and the metal door opened. A young man, a thin shadow of stubble covering his lower face, peeked his head out. His eyes darted back and forth before stopping on Blake. “Is it secret? Is it safe?” “Billy.” Blake said, wearily. He smiled broadly. “Sorry, couldn’t resist… all this clandestine shit.” “It was your idea for me to use the staff entrance.” “Didn’t want somebody seeing you come in the front after hours. Old man Styles would have my ass for breakfast.” Blake shivered as the wind gusted. “Gonna let me in already? My non-existent lady balls are freezing off. ” Billy stepped aside and Blake entered what appeared to be the library’s office area… a cluttered mess of desks and cabinets. From somewhere in the library, Elvis crooned away as they stepped into the main room. Only half lit, the library was a maze of bookshelves and shadows. “Feel free to set up shop anywhere, I’ll be down here doing inventory awhile, so don’t worry about getting the boot.” Blake smiled. “Thank you for this. There’s just too much chaos back at the dorm to focus, besides Cassie didn’t go out tonight.” “Oh, she didn’t go to the dance?” “Naw, got stood up.” “Kind of the same for me, all my help bailed so they could go to the dance.” “Well, at least you got the King.” “Music isn’t gonna be a problem is it?” “Nope. Brought my own.” Blake pointed to her earbuds. “Where’s it coming from anyway?” “Old man Styles has a record player hooked up to the PA. He’s got a shit ton of vinyl in his office.” Billy pointed over his shoulder at the head librarian’s office. “Helps the night go quicker.” Blake headed upstairs, and plopped down at a desk off in a corner. With her paper and reference material laid out on the desk, Blake popped open an energy drink and took a sip. “Sweet, sweet caffeine.” She un-paused her music and got to work. Cassie’s finger hung over the ‘send’ button. How long ago had it been since she’d sent it? She wasn’t sure. She read the message again:’ I know about the two of you’. The message remained unseen by Steve. A part of her regretted sending it, the part that still loved him… even though she’d seen them together. Fuck it. Fuck him, the shit. “More Cheaters coming up.” The TV promised. Cassie pet the cat lying next to her. “Here I am on Valentine’s Day, petting my gay roommate’s pussy, watching Cheaters all alone.” Cassie groaned, tapping the back of her head against the wall. “Sorry kitty, but I gotta bounce.” Cassie put on some lipstick, looking at herself in the mirror. “Fuck you Steve.” Putting on her jacket, Cassie looked at the cat curled up on her bed. “I’ll leave the TV on for you. Learn from Cheaters pal… don’t fall in love.” Snow had begun to fall, whipped along by the wind. Cassie was in the mood to do something bad. She could head to the dance, maybe find some action there. No, all those couples… dancing… kissing. She’d feel more alone then back in their dorm room. Instead, Cassie headed towards the library. She hugged herself as wind blew across the path, swirling snow in its wake. Cassie approached the sliding glass doors and peered inside. She knocked on the glass. “Hello? Anybody around?” She shivered and knocked on the window again. There seemed to be music coming from inside. Someone had to be in there. “Hey! Anybody alive in there!” “Keep it down!” A voice barked at her from inside. Billy glared at her from over a stack of books. Cassie frowned. “Sorry. Jeez. Is Blake in there?” “Why?” “I’m her roommate. I gotta tell her something.” Cassie shivered. “Please.” Billy shook his head. “Go around back.” “Thanks.” Going around the back of the building, she saw the door open and the young man motioned for her to hurry up. He slammed the door shut behind them as Cassie silently gave thanks for the heat. “When I invited Blake to study here tonight, I didn’t think it was an open invitation.” “Billy?” Cassie asked. “Blake didn’t tell me you were such a grump.” He laughed. “I just don’t want to get my ass in trouble. This job helps pay the bills.” Cassie looked him over. “I don’t see any trouble with your ass.” This visibly threw him off. “Um, so Blake is upstairs studying. I can show you the way.” “No need to show me. I’ve been here before… I know her hangout spot.” “I’ve noticed you around.” “Really?” A loud knock from the front of the library startled the both of them. “What the fuck?” Billy complained. “Are you expecting somebody?” “Um, no. Unless the cat followed me.” “Bill Murdock?” A man hollered from outside. “Shit.” Billy said. “Stay here. Stay hidden.” Billy left the office, Cassie could hear him talking to the other man… music from the speakers obscuring some of their conversation. Billy assured him everything was okay. The man laughed, then wished Billy a goodnight. He came back looking harried. “Everything cool?” Cassie asked. “Yeah, just the security guy making his rounds. You better head up before someone else shows up.” Stu almost made it back to the ‘security hut’ as he called it, when his phone rang. The ‘Psycho theme’ ringtone told him all he needed to know. He didn’t want to answer it… but ignoring it would be worse. “Hi honey.” Stu tried to sound happy as he answered. “What are you doing?” “Walking my rounds. How about you honey?” “Sitting here alone! What do you think?” Shit. Wrong choice of words. “I’m sorry baby. If I could get out of this I would. But there’s nobody else.” “Tell me the truth. You're not banging one of those young college floozies, are you?” “No… ” He tried to reassure her. “I never would. I love you.” Somebody giggled. “Are you laughing at me?” He asked. “The hell are you talking about?” The childlike giggle came again. This time he was sure it wasn’t his wife. “Okay, who’s out there?” Another giggle from somewhere in the dark, just off the footpath. Stu took out his flashlight and shined it into the darkness. He expected to see a couple of the students pranking him… instead there was nothing. “Stu! What the hell is going on?” His wife asked. “Sorry honey, work… got to go.” He hung up. Stepping off the path, he shined his light over the snow covered ground. There was nothing out of the ordinary… but a quick flash of movement among the trees caught his eye. More giggling rung out. “Look, knock it off kid. Go back to the dance or the dorm.” Un-holstering his pistol, Stu approached the trees. “If I catch you and you’re high on something, your butt will be expelled!” His gut instinct was to walk away. Don’t give the little punk the satisfaction of playing their game. Sadly, when it came to his job, Stu was a stubborn man… so he went forward. “Listen. Show yourself. I’ll take you in, you can sleep it off on the couch and go in the morning. Sound good?” Stu was answered with the sound of glass shattering. “Shit. Had to do this the hard way.” Ahead, through the trees, Stu could see the side of the Visual Arts building. The glass of one of the ground floor windows had been broken. Shining the flashlight inside, he could see traces of snow on the dark linoleum floor. “So much for a quiet night.” He muttered, entering the side door. Rounding the corner he stopped. Something was laid out on the floor in a straight line leading further down the hallway. Stu bent down, getting a good look at what was sitting on the floor… a little pink candy heart. For the first time he could remember, Stu was scared shitless. As much as he wanted to head back to the hut and forget this crap, he couldn’t. He stood, gun at the ready, and followed the trail of candy. The trail ended in front of a pair of large auditorium doors. Stu nudged the doors open slowly. The large room was completely dark. He advanced slowly down the main aisle, swinging his flashlight side to side. The light danced over the seats, pausing on each one long enough to see… nobody. There was only one place left someone could be hiding, the stage. The stage was made up to look like a girl’s bedroom. There was a large bed, a desk, and nightstand. As he walked up the wooden steps to the stage, there was an obvious shape under the blankets on the bed… a human shape. “All right.” Stu said, gun trained on the bed. “Game’s up.” He yanked back the blankets in one swift motion, ready to grab the little shit hiding there. A grinning plastic face stared up at him from the human-sized doll that laid there. Suddenly, pain erupted from his left Achilles tendon. He fell hard sending his gun and flashlight from his hands and across the stage floor. Stu watched as a figure slid out from under the bed and stood brandishing a bloody knife in their gloved hand. The short figure wore a beat up old army jacket, with a gray hoodie underneath. The hood was pulled up, hiding their face in shadows. They playfully waved at him. “Oh god.” Stu stammered. Turning over, he crawled towards the gun. “Leave me alone!” He screamed. Those words would be Stu’s last as the figure jumped on his back, driving their knees in, and knocking the wind out of him. Stu felt the cold steel of the blade against his throat, as that childish laugh filled his ears. Cassie found Blake sound asleep at her desk. She didn’t have the heart to wake her sleeping friend. Instead she went downstairs where Billy was still hard at work as Bobby Darin sang about the sea. “Don’t you ever take a break?” “Sooner I get this done, sooner I get to go home and sleep.” Billy said, scanning a book. “Sleep is overrated. C’mon, take a break.” She walked over to Billy and leaned on one of the bookshelves, trying to look as seductive as possible. “How’s Blake doing?” Billy asked, sounding a little uncomfortable with her close proximity. “Unfortunately, she’s sleeping. Now, here’s my thing. I’m having a bad night. I need something, anything to take my mind off the shit.” She leaned in close to Billy’s ear. “So, how about taking a break?” “Listen, you're very attractive. Don’t think I haven’t noticed. But...um, I have a lot of work here and shit.” She kissed him on the cheek. “I can help, I’m very good with the Dewey Decimal System.” “Well…” “Oh!” Cassie exclaimed. “So not gay.” “Huh?” Billy looked up at her. “Nothing.” She said, breathing heavy. They were in the back corner of the library, behind a shelf of rarely used books. Cassie laid her head on Billy’s bare shoulder. “I don’t do this, it’s just tonight.” She said. “I don’t want you to think I’m easy.” “I don’t… I wouldn’t.” Billy said. “I know this is just a fluke… a one time thing.” “I wouldn’t say that.” She laughed. “We’ll see… okay?” “Yeah!” Cassie laid there feeling her heartbeat go back to normal. It was the first time she noticed the silence. “Record stopped.” She said. “Guess so.” “How much trouble would you be in if Oldman Styles caught us?” “Are you crazy, he’d have my ass thrown out of school.” “From what I’ve heard, this isn’t the first time someone got some in the library.” “Miss Walton?” Cassie nodded. “And Coach Greer. It’s a rumor anyway.” Billy laughed. “It’s more than that. I almost walked in on them one night in the projection room.” “She might have asked you to join in!” The pair giggled. “Well, I got to get back to work.” Billy said. “I wish-” Cassie cut him off, kissing him. “I know, duty calls.” She sat up. “I’ll go see if Blake is up.” The PA crackled with static as another record started to play. “How?” Cassie asked, looking at Billy. “Only one way.” He replied. “Somebody else.” “Who? Blake wouldn’t, I don’t think.” “I’ll go look.” “I’ll go with you.” “Stay here. If it’s the old man or Stu or somebody… I’m toast.” He surprised Cassie by giving her a quick kiss on her cheek. She watched him hurry off, feeling a sudden nervousness. She waited, listening. With the music it was hard to make anything out. Cassie could hear Billy say something, then he yelled one word that sent a chill through her whole being. “Run!” Blake woke with a start. She’d dreamed of a dark figure standing behind her, stroking her hair. A great mechanical roar erupted from within it, making her jump. Above her the overhead heater rumbled to life. How long had she been asleep? How much time had she lost? She’d only meant to grab a quick nap. Groggy, Blake fumbled for her phone, knocking over an empty energy drink. “Caffeine, you betray me.” The earbuds dangled from her ears, but her phone was gone. Blake checked the rest of the desk and the floor. “What the hell?” It couldn’t just be gone. From downstairs music drifted up. Billy was still here. The music was something classical, though Blake wasn’t sure of the composer. Blake went downstairs, despite the music, there was an odd stillness to everything. “Billy?” The song reached its climax before going to static. Outside wind rattled the library’s large glass windows. The snow was starting to fall heavier now. The clock over the front desk said 1: 30. She’d slept for hours. “Billy.” She called out again, worry straining her voice. From somewhere in the library a childlike giggle answered her. “C’mon, this isn’t funny. Stop screwing around.” Fear climbed up her ribcage and threatened to take hold of her. A flicker of light caught Blake’s eye. Something moved in the library’s rear, accompanied by the sound of voices. The light was coming from the conference room. The wall mounted TV had been turned on, and a presentation on the college's renovation played to a darkened room. A lone figure sat, back to Blake, watching the screen. Blake walked around the side of the seated figure, before she saw their face, she knew. Billy sat there unmoving, staring straight ahead. A large bloody wound covered his chest. His arms laid outstretched in front of him, his hands cupped together holding something. An offering. A heart sat in his hands. A note was pinned to it… ‘I heart you’ written in blood. She ran from the room, and charged the front door, only to find it locked. Frustrated and scared, she pounded on the glass, but it was unwavering. There had to be another way out. The office, where Billy had let her in! Entering the office, Blake scanned the room, there could be somebody hiding behind one of the desks. The door on the other side of the room might as well have been miles away. Blake grabbed a silver letter opener from the nearest desk. She held it out like a crucifix to ward off some unseen evil. Blake got to the door without incident and found it locked. “Shit.” She headed back out to the main area. There must be another way out… a fire exit, something... She headed through the center of the library. Something slowly moved down one of the aisles, making Blake stop. Crouching, she slid the letter opener into her jean’s pocket. She crawled on her hands and knees, trying to get a better view. Slowly she pulled a book from the shelf, and peered through the gap, coming face to face with Stu the security guard. His body lay on the ground, lifeless, his head tilted to the side looking straight at her. Her breathing became louder, more ragged… threatening to give her away. Control. A gloved hand gripped her shoulder. “Boo!” Grabbing a book from the shelf, Blake lashed out hitting somebody. She didn’t stay to see who. She ran, throwing books over her shoulder at an unseen pursuer. Blake ran back to the entrance, pounding on the glass. “Let me out!” She screamed. Enthusiastic clapping made her turn to see a figure sitting on the checkout counter, a hood obscuring their face. “Wow! That was great!” They pulled the hood down, revealing a young woman with short black hair. “I was surprised.” The girl said, holding up a cell phone. “You have an eclectic taste in music.” The girl started swiping through tracks on the phone as Blake stood watching in shock. “Some of it is good… but there’s a lot of crap.” She continued going through the songs. “Crap, crap, crap.” “Ooh.” She laughed. “Barracuda!” Tossing the phone over her shoulder. “What the fuck is going on?” Blake asked. “Why didn’t you meet me?” The girl sounded hurt. “I sent you chocolates. Would it have been so hard? I thought you were different then those others.” Blake had seen this girl somewhere before… in the dorm or a class… maybe they’d passed in the hallway. The girl looked at her genuinely hurt. “You don’t remember? First day orientation? You sat down next to me and smiled. We talked about how nervous we were. Or that time I tripped? You stopped when nobody else did… helped me pick up my books… asked me if I was okay.” The girl sighed. “I’ve loved you since I first saw you. That's why I got transferred to Mr Sigmond’s class. So I could be near you.” “You-you killed Billy because of me?” Blake felt her head spin. “Like the song says, the problem with me is you.” The girl jumped down from the counter. “Billy wasn’t the only one. As you saw, I killed that doofus security guard… can’t have him interrupting.” She reached into her jacket and pulled out a keychain. “Besides I needed this.” This was madness, Blake needed to get away… get help. She felt her heart beat faster… felt it harder to breathe. “You think I’ll just fall in love with you?” “Why not? You're the only one who ever noticed me… no one else has. They ignore me.” “Oh god, you insane bitch.” “I’m in love.” “Maybe, maybe you are.” Blake smiled. “You did all this for me?” She walked towards the girl. “I don’t even know your name.” “Terri. My name is Terri.” “That’s a nice name.” Blake reached her hand out towards the girl. Her other hand slid into her pocket, touching the hilt of the letter opener. Terri grabbed Blake’s outstretched arm, pulling her along. “C’mon! I have one last gift for you!” They stopped at the door to old man Styles office. “What’s behind door number one?” Terri asked. “Any guesses?” Blake held the letter opener, now concealed under her shirt sleeve. What could this maniac be planning? “No? All right.” Terri sighed, a little disappointed. She opened the door, to reveal a beaten Cassie lashed to Mr. Styles’ chair. Terri wheeled her out of the office. “Oh shit.” Blake took a step back. “What have you done?” “Nothing… but you’re going to. See, she had to come snooping around… screw up everything. She gave Billy a pretty good screw before I killed him.” Cassie glared at the girl. A muffled “Fuck you.” could be heard through her gag. “If you really, really love me, then you’ll kill her… like I killed for you.” Terri pulled Stu’s gun from her jacket, and pushed the barrel against Cassie’s temple. With her other hand, she pulled a large knife out and tossed it onto the floor in front of Blake. “Two things can happen.” Terri stated. “Pick up that knife and kill her… or I kill the both of you.” Blake shook her head in disbelief. “How would we get away with it? Your fingerprints… my fingerprints… all over everything.” “Simple. She did it. We’d be each other’s alibi. She went nuts, killed Stu… fucked Billy… and then came after us. We killed her in self defense.” “And we live happily ever after?” “More or less.” Blake looked down at her best friend, then up at Terri. Bending down she picked up the knife and stood in front of her terrified friend. Terri trained the gun on Blake. “Don’t try anything.” Blake and Cassie locked eyes. “Would you just kill the bitch already.” Terri ordered. “It’s been a long night.” Blake took a deep breath, finally in control. She pushed the chair into Terri with all her strength, knocking the girl down. The gun erupted as Terri fired. Blake fell on the girl. They struggled, and the gun flew from Terri’s hand. The two fought for the knife, until finally the knife found its way into Terri. Terri looked into Blake’s eyes, and smiled, blood staining her lips. “She loves me. She loves me not.” Terri lamented, touching Blake’s face before letting out a groan and going limp. Blake used her last bit of strength to cut her friend free. “You okay?” She asked Cassie. “Not really.” Cassie laughed, choking back tears. “Fuck.” Blake said, looking down at her side. An expanding red stain darkened her shirt. “I’ve been shot.” “Hang on, I’ll get help.” Cassie ran into Styles’ office. Blake could hear her talking to 911. Blake leaned against a bookshelf, looking at Terri. “Happy fucking Valentine's Day.” Support Weekly Spooky - Scary Stories to Keep You Up at Night by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/weekly-spooky Find out more at http://weeklyspooky.com
I hope you're not a screamer, because the love we're talking about today is quiet and literary. That's right, we're doing librarians! And it's our 3-year anniversary! To celebrate the leather anniversary, we read "Good Girls Do" by Cathie Linz and "By the Book" by Scarlett Parrish. For this romantic traipse through the Dewey Decimal System, our hosts discuss wiener races, having a dick in your butt, and look back on the year the best way they know how: by fucking, marrying, and killing some folk.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the 'cast, Megan and RJ had lost it at last. Answering listener questions about not naming children, which authors to date, and which authors they'd choose to punch authors they hate. Questions about cats, libraries, and more became arguing about maritime law and weird porn. And if you're feeling the year-end blues, just remember that Zora Neale Hurston pegged Langston Hughes.
Podcast Recommendations for National Dewey Decimal System Day https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/episodes/The-Dewey-Decimal-System-with-guest-host-Lily-Jenness-e20lv7 (Let Me Google That - The Dewey Decimal System with guest host Lily Jenness) https://www.wwno.org/post/life-raft-have-i-had-my-last-good-oyster (Life Raft - Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?) (By Travis Lux) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-esther-perel.html (Sway - Post-Election Therapy With Esther Perel) Today’s guest is Travis Lux, co-host of the Life Raft podcast. Use #DeweyDecimalSystemDay for all things related to this day. Helpful Links Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/podcastgumbo (RateThisPodcast.com/podcastgumbo) to rate and review this podcast. It will help you lose weight. Podcast Gumbo is produced by Paul Kondo each week. Paul also writes the https://www.podcastgumbo.com/podcast-gumbo-newsletter/ (Podcast Gumbo newsletter) where he recommends 3 unique podcast episodes every Wednesday. Full transcripts of every episode are on the https://www.podcastgumbo.com/podcast-gumbo-podcast/ (Podcast Gumbo website). Want some weekly podcasting knowledge? https://www.podcastgumbo.com/things-im-learning-about-creating-the-podcast-gumbo-podcast/ (Learn how Paul creates this podcast). Paul can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/paulkondo (@paulkondo). If you didn’t know, I am Paul. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Class is back in session...tipsy session that is! This week Professor SaraG teaches newbie Val all about the Dewey Decimal System of NCT, ie, the ever-growing, ever-changing mishmash of groups that are NCT 127, NCT U, NCT Dream, NCT 2018, NCT 2020, and WayV. Ever try to wrap your brain around this subject and throw your hands up? Don't worry, we have you covered... possibly... as we were pretty tipsy. To read the complete show notes, please visit the official website.
Megan Lovell, who is the third generation of women interviewed on this podcast (check out her grandma in the Silent Generation Speaks Up and her mom in X Marks the Xennial Spot) shares how she had never heard of GenX or the Dewey Decimal System before she met me, how deeply her and her peers live in the internet, and how she walks the edge of two races with grace and humility.
A robot writes an op-ed; The U.S. backs down from alumuinum tariffs; Using Google and seweres to predict COVID-19 spread; The janitors making sure schools stay sanitized; Decolonizing the Dewey Decimal System in libraries; World's largest pit house being built near Williams Lake; Who's buying real estate during an economic downturn?; Demands that B.C. collect and share more data about COVID-19.
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Part 2 with guest “Hot Lips” (Jolena Welker). Hear the conclusion of "Stump The Hosts" where “Mr. Literature” smokes the other host on the Billy Shakespeare questions. Learn nifty things about book awards and how libraries have changed over the years. Other topics: school book orders and cheerleaders without socks. Special musical appearance by Mr. Melvil Dewey himself, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System. (“Dewey Decimal Rap” recreated with permission of the creator, Mr. Scooter at scooterhayes.com)
Season 2, Episode 19 I Only Have Eyes For You. Mabel, Megan, and Chris question some of Willow's dating advice in this episode. Chris and Megan butt heads over who should be the "Name That Minor Character" for this episode, who do you think wins in the end? Megan makes a hilarious mix-up over some technology for the Dewey Decimal System, Giles would not be impressed! Follow us on Facebook: www.fb.me/buffystraya Follow us on Twitter or Instagram: @buffystraya
Episode SummaryDisney’s Cinderella thrilled Erin and Rachel almost as much as it thrilled 1950 audiences, with “almost” being the operative word. The co-hosts revisit their favorite topics of gender roles and colonization, while also debating what, exactly, dreams are made of for the second Disney princess. Episode BibliographyBeauchamp, F. (2010). Asian origins of Cinderella: The Zhuang storyteller of Guangxi. Oral Tradition, 25(2), 447-496.Cinderella. (2020, June 20). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinderellaCinderella (1950 fim). (2020, June 25) In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20200619065636/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella_(1950_film)England, D. E., Descartes, L., Collier-Meek, M. A. (2011). Gender role portrayal and the Disney princesses. Sex Roles, 64, 555-567. Geronimi, C., Luske, H., & Jackson, W. (Directors). (1950). Cinderella [Film]. Walt Disney Animation Studios.Giaimo, C. (2017, June 14). The ATU Fable Index: Like the Dewey Decimal System, But With More Ogres. Atlas Obscura. Retrieved from https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/aarne-thompson-uther-tale-type-index-fables-fairy-talesHiggs, S. (2016). Damsels in development: Representation, transition, and the Disney princess. Screen Education, 83, 62-69. Hovdestad, W. E., Hubka, D., & Tonmyr, L. (2009). Unwanted personal contact and risky situations in ten Disney animated feature films. Child Abuse Review, 18, 111-126. Huggins, N. I. (1971). Harlem renaissance. Oxford University Press. Mahar, W. J. (1985). Black English in early Blackface minstrelsy: A new interpretation of the sources of minstrel show dialect. American Quarterly, 37(2), 260-285.Maurice Rapf. (2020, June 25). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190118074308/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Rapf Rosalind Sibielski (2019) Reviving Cinderella: Contested Feminism and Conflicting Models of Female Empowerment in 21st-Century Film and Television Adaptations of “Cinderella”, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 36:7, 584-610Tennant, A. (Director). (1998). Ever After: A Cinderella Story [Film]. Twentieth Century Fox Films. Tóth, Z. A. (2017). Disney’s violent women: In quest of a ‘fully real’ violent woman in American cinema. Brno Studies in English, 43(1), 185-212.Wood, N. (1996). Domesticating dreams in Walt Disney’s Cinderella. The Lion and the Unicorn, 20 (1), 25-43. doi:10.1353/uni.1996.0003.
Dave and Ethan interview radio legend and voiceover master Phil Hendrie, of The Phil Hendrie Show, Rick and Morty, Drunk History, King of the Hill, and Futurama among others. Phil shares stories of working with Weird Al at Westwood One, recording the UHF trailer, his surprising Weird Al music video cameo, and so much more!
Dave and Ethan interview Roger Callard, the actor who portrayed Conan the Librarian in Weird Al's cult classic film, UHF.In addition to diving in to his iconic role, Roger talks about his time as a bodybuilder (in which he won dozens of titles including IFBB's Mr. USA and Mr. International), his friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, his prolific acting career, and setting his sights on a career in music.
In this episode, host and former librarian, Courtni Norman, discusses the Dewey Decimal System and provides a guide to finding the Decimal Numbers for books about true crime, the afterlife, historic architecture, and various topics that Haunted and Historic listeners would be interested in.
We examine what search engines actually are, & possibilities of what will come next in the future of search. We draw on history for some ideas.Are the issues we are seeing because of bias, privacy, censorship, or speed or accuracy? Or, is the real the issue money? The short answer is – all of these & more. Let's think about a library & library science. What makes libraries work? Three things: The Dewey Decimal System, the consistent state of facts in the library, and finally the librarian.
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(https://www.patreon.com/topiclords) Lords: * Elena is on the Topic Lords Discord and recommends https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts * Shannon lives in a cave and recommends https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modelland Topics: * 2:14 Lucid dreaming and/or recurrent dreams - do you have them? * Can't find the link for Dream Wikipedia here but I'll keep looking. https://wikimediafoundation.org/support/ * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilitymonster * 14:04 Eight kinds of fun. * https://theangrygm.com/gaming-for-fun-part-1-eight-kinds-of-fun/ * Real-play podcasts: * https://critrole.com/podcast/ * http://friendsatthetable.net/ * https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/adventure-zone/ * The Kiri. https://criticalrole.fandom.com/wiki/Kiri * 30:05 Your favorite Dewey Decimal System category? * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ListofDeweyDecimalclasses * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BancroftLibrary * 43:55 NotAButtFace asks "Being 'The Guy With The Hats' to future proof your identity against going bald" * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotillomania * 55:25 Plants * "Kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage are all varieties of a single magical plant species" https://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/8/6/5974989/kale-cauliflower-cabbage-broccoli-same-plant Microtopics: * Not remembering what you were going to say about the topics you picked. * Finding a tabletop RPG system to support your supernatural teen romance. * A novel written by Tyra Banks that is basically Harry Potter but for supermodels. * Being aware that you're dreaming but not having control and just being annoyed that you have to spend so long in your fake life. * Dreaming about recording a podcast before waking up and recording the real world podcast and ending up with two podcasts. * Your dream friends being rude to you because you are rude to yourself. * Realizing you are in a dream and trying to convince your dream friends to do what you want but instead they convince you to do what they want because they will die as soon as you wake up. * Improving your dream friend's lives in your recurring Disneyland dream until they have the perfect day and you never wake up. * Careening off the cliff and going "zhoop" and uncrashing the car. * Improving your dream friends' princess dress-up game by leaving the room and observing them from the security room instead. * A creepy carnival in the hills that sometimes shows up. * Remembering eight dreams in ten years. * Jimmy Wales' appearing in your dream to ask for dream money to keep dream Wikipedia running. * The real reason why there's no etymological connection between Samhain and the minced oath "Sam Hill." * Poop Stonehenge. * Ranking the eight kinds of fun. * Everybody ranking submission/abnegation last when listing what they want out of a tabletop RPG. * Submitting yourself to a ritualized task and discovering the pleasures of being clockwork. * Deciding how you want to build your treehouse and then going to fight the moon. * Whether a DM describing an axe swing exceptionally well counts as sensory pleasure. * Listening to a lot of TTRPG podcasts but not playing a lot of TTRPGs yourself because who has the time and energy to organize it? * Agreeing to role play all the people who are missing from this D&D session and immediately drowning everyone, making everything a lot politically simpler. * Remembering everything your players say so you can role play a sapient bird who can only communicate by mimicking things it has heard. * Leaving the elf in the cart because if you take him out everyone will want to interrogate him and you don't want to bother RPing that hard. * Learning how to GM in LARPs where there are no NPCs and all you have to do is set up some plot hooks and then watch the players go wild. * Saying "you are in a shed" and thereby declaring yourself the GM. * Telling people in your RPG session that they're playing themselves and they're like "okay I boot up Animal Crossing." * Not being able to relate to your younger sister because she's too young to have used the Dewey Decimal System. * Describing all of human knowledge using only ten categories. * The Dewey Decimal System no longer having classifications for Mormonism or education of women. * 000-099 being the best Dewey Decimal classification because it has the books about computer programming and UFOs and the paranormal. * Where to find cute animal pictures under the Dewey Decimal System. * Being shown you how to find something with the Dewey Decimal Drawers and being like "why wouldn't you just walk around until you find it." * Recording an episode in the library because where better to find out about topics. * Libraries being wild and raucous places now that the libraries don't shush you. * Going to the library all the time because there are Pokemon there but never going inside because they come out to meet you. * Going four floors underground in complete silence and wondering if you can still hear. * Making sure nobody is in the library shelves you're about to move before turning that big metal wheel. * Going into an anechoic chamber and hearing your synapses firing. * Going into an anechoic chamber and hearing ground hum because you needed to plug in your laptop. * Amazing 3D sound scapes that you can't appreciate because your head is the wrong shape. * Making a game that induces panic attacks and deciding you want to make a less horrible experience next. * People who do actual night dives being less terrified when playing Subnautica. * Knowing a cool guy with hats and liking the hats. * Self medicating using hats. * A twelve year old girl with otherwise extremely thick hair wearing a hat being less suspicious than a middle aged cis man wearing a hat. * Growing a beard to make up for your bald spot because hopefully people will think your head is upside down. * The pros and cons of wearing wigs. * Sending a picture of yourself wearing a wig and colored contacts to your mom and she asks "I don't recognize that friend, who is she and why is she wearing that tacky wig and colored contacts?" * Whether or not plants are so good. * Knowing how far apart to put the holes but not knowing how many seeds to put in each hole and your bok choy all growing on top of one another. * Tiling your entire yard with garden planters so you can actually fit all the cabbage you planted. * Your friends going into the back yard and getting blasted with water by the device you rigged to deter neighbor cats from digging in your vegetable garden. * Beautiful white butterflies that are wrecking the shit out of your cabbages. * All the plants that taste good technically being cabbages. * Not being able to be mad at the squirrels when they eat your plants as soon as they sprout because that's also what you were going to do.
Continuing with women that fought for civil rights, this week we are covering Afeni Shakur who was a member of the Black Panthers and also the mother of Tupac Shakur. Tune in and learn about her complicated life and also learn what the girls remember about the Dewey Decimal System (warning, their memories may, in fact, not be completely accurate....).
It’s minute 43 and there is a moment where there’s no music, just a moment. And your guest host for the week Zach Freking-Smith still hasn’t gotten tired of us. Check out “Feels Like Weezer” at: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/feelslikeweezer?fbclid=IwAR1R-sK5CEdhabPMcjhDt-HCdVcYz5cgq4A-cI7HRl8BgAGgyWhrW8bjvpE
It’s minute 43 and there is a moment where there’s no music, just a moment. And your guest host for the week Zach Freking-Smith still hasn’t gotten tired of us. Check out “Feels Like Weezer” at: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/feelslikeweezer?fbclid=IwAR1R-sK5CEdhabPMcjhDt-HCdVcYz5cgq4A-cI7HRl8BgAGgyWhrW8bjvpE
Big Lotion and Little Lotion discuss the surge in dream retention during COVID-19, inspired by Rebecca Renner's article for National Geographic entitled The pandemic is giving people vivid, unusual dreams. Here's why. In our discussion on the podcast, why are we remembering more of our dreams right now? What significance do dreams hold? What about the assertion by late British philosopher Alan Watts that our waking hours are, in fact, the dream? Nightmares, sleep apnea, dream journals, prophetic dreams, funny dreams, recurring dreams and the surfacing of unresolved subconscious matter within the realm of the dreaming world. Also, featuring lyrical excerpts from Fiona Apple and Amy Ray on this episode as the Moisturizing Jams of the Week. And, lizard sex. And a vintage apocalyptic public broadcast educational program on the Dewey Decimal System (link below). And Kim Krans. And, lizard sex. Did we mention lizard sex yet? Email us! Send comments and questions for the podcast to email@example.com. The PTL Podcast is a Bad Bitch Records production.The PTL Podcast Premiere Playlist: A Musical Celebration (YouTube and Spotify)https://badbitchrecords.com/three-women-blog/the-pass-the-lotion-premiere-a-musical-celebration Tomes and Talismans from Missouri Public Broadcastinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DzzPDnIKtQ&feature=youtu.be badbitchrecords.com
Erin Polley graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 36. A librarian by trade, I put away the Dewey Decimal System and my storytime ukulele for the wonderful world of software. I'm excited to continue utilizing my natural curiosity and user-focused design in the tech industry. I’m enthralled with the wizardry of coding and the prospect of a dynamic, ever-changing career. A lifelong learner with a passion for growth and change, my goals are to challenge myself, continuously learn new things, and have a lot of fun along the way.
The Keepers, from The Kitchen Sisters and PRX with host, Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand. Stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas. Keepers of the culture and the culture and collections they keep. In this hour, Bob Dylan’s Archive, Henri Langlois’ legendary Cinémathéque in Paris, The Keeper of the National Archives, Nancy Pearl: the first librarian action figure, The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System and stories of Prince’s epic Vault in Minneapolis. All these tales and more.
Brandon is a writer, performer, actor and improvisor. In today's episode: We talk re-balancing and giving yourself a breather! We talk father figures! We talk learning lessons from our upbringing & improving on the past! We talk learning from our past mistakes! And we talk Power Rangers, the Dewey Decimal System & hypotenuses and all that sh!t!
Libraries have come a long way since the Dewey Decimal System, and the EMSB has not only kept up with the times in transforming their libraries, but is forging ahead to be sure all students needs are met for reading, studying and yes, playing games. Turns out the new libraries are where students talk to each other, discuss and collaborate on projects and share ideas. Julia Stark, Librarian at Lauren Hill Senior has lived the transformation earning her Masters of Library & Information Science from McGill in 2005. Julia guides us through the changes. Students Auriane Gaffney, Sec 5 Laurier MacDonald, Rachel MacPhee, Gr 5 Willingdon Senior Campus and Seri Dudley, Gr 6 Nesbitt Elementary share their passion for reading and how they are using the New EMSB Libraries as their Space To Explore digitally as well as on paper.
Access the full post: http://shakeuplearning.com/45 It’s NOT about Google, y’all! It’s about the LEARNING! (Part 2) Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite? This 4-part podcast series will show you how you can use G Suite tools to support dynamic learning experiences for your students! Let's take a deep-dive into meaningful technology integration supported by our favorite Google tools. In part two, Kasey talks about the power of going BEYOND the tool and how we can use Google tools to do NEW things! BONUS: Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. It's really NOT about Google, it's about the opportunity we have to use these tools to support Dynamic Learning experiences with our students. Shoutout Thank you to Chelsea Hurst for leaving us a question. Do you have a question or idea to share on the podcast? Leave me a message here. Quick Tip of the Week When you click on a link in your browser, hold the CONTROL key down when you click on a link to open that link in a new tab. hold CONTROL + SHIFT when you click on a link to open that link in a new window. All tips will be archived on this page. Dynamic Learning with Google Did you miss part 1? Listen to episode 44 here to make sure you don't miss anything! In part two, we are moving on to our next characteristic in the Dynamic Learning Framework, Beyond the Tool(s). We are going to talk about three classroom strategies to help you go Beyond the Tool, storytelling, research, and data. Then we will look at which Google tools can help support these strategies in the classroom. Get the FREE Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit Fill out the form here to get access to the toolkit designed to go with this podcast series. In this Google Sheet, you will see how the Dynamic Learning characteristics align with classroom strategies and a list of recommended Google tools to help you do it! Beyond the Tool(s) Think beyond using digital tools to do traditional things, like typing a paper. Use digital tools to do NEW things! Just going paperless or digital isn't enough, use tools to go further, deeper and extend the learning, and consider using tools in alternative ways--beyond their original purpose. Reach beyond what you think a digital tool can do. I prefer to think of technology integration like a continuum where we progress from one end to the other. Most teachers begin by using technology at the substitution level, and that’s OKAY! But we also want to find opportunities to make the most out of the opportunities that technology gives us and find ways to use digital tools to do NEW THINGS! For instance, Google Slides is one of the most versatile tools in G Suite. In fact, I like to call it the “Swiss Army Knife of G Suite” because it offers so many ways for students to create and do new things! But when we are talking about using digital tools in the classroom, remember there are two sides to this coin. One, there is the consumption side of digital tools--using tools to find information. Two is the creation side of digital tools--giving students opportunities to create original products. In order to be purposeful in this process, I don’t want to break this down by tool and risk allowing the tools to drive the learning. We will approach it by activity. Keep in mind that even though we are discussing each dynamic learning characteristic separately (the “Beyonds”), they do not have to exist in a silo. You can include as many characteristics as you like as long as it helps your students reach their learning goals. Beyond the Tool with Storytelling We all have stories to tell in the classroom. Whether it’s an original story, perhaps a narrative or expository piece of writing, or telling stories with images and video. We can retell events in our words; we can change perspectives, we can invent and create. Most of all, we need to see our students as storytellers! Stories can be told at just about any grade level or subject area. Kindergartners can create picture books or alphabet books. P.E. students can explain health concepts, exercises, or rules of a sport. History students can retell a historical event. Language arts students can retell a story or novel from a different perspective. Science students can explain the steps in their experiment. Seriously, every classroom has the opportunity to tell stories. Using Google Docs, students can not only use docs to compose their writing, but they can make the experience more dynamic by using the explore tool to research and synthesize information online and from their Google Drive. (See all 5 Ways to Use the Explore Tool.) Students may also be using features native to Google Docs that help them through the writing process--something you won’t find on your piece of paper--like spelling and grammar check, feedback from the teacher and peers with comments and suggested edits, or saving different versions in version history. Or you can take things a step further and incorporate add-ons like Kaizena to leave voice comments. Anything that helps students better engage, create, and collaborate is going BEYOND, and therefore, part of a dynamic learning experience. Stories can also be told more visually using tools like Google Slides. Students can create eBooks, individually or collaboratively. Add some interactive links to create a Choose Your Own Adventure story! With the new addition of audio in Google Slides, students can add background music to set the tone for their stories, or narrate. I have a ton of Google Slides resources and podcast episodes that cover this very topic! How to Create Drag and Drop Activities with Google Slides 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do The Google Slides Master Class Google Slides Can Do What?!?!- GTT018 12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects Comic strips are one of my favorite integration strategies, and these are super easy in Google Slides or Drawings. In fact, there’s a fantastic lesson from my book by Sylvia Duckworth, where she shares step-by-step how to do this. Kick things up a notch with Google Photos where you can save photos and videos taken by students, even create quick videos to tell your story. Beyond the Tool with Research I think back to the days when we had to do all of our research in the library with index cards and the good old’ Dewey Decimal System. The reality of research in the twenty-first century looks much different with information at our fingertips; it may seem easier, but completely overwhelming! Google Search is the largest search engine in the world! But are you teaching your students how to use it properly, how to filter out the junk, how to use advanced searches to find the most relevant information? Google Search Education is a great place to find free resources and to help your students become better searchers. Let’s not forget the lesser-known search engines from Google, like Google Scholar. Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature, including a variety of formats like books, journals, etc. Secondary students can use Google Scholar to find credible resources for their research projects. Google Books offers students a place to access and read books and magazines, cite sources, translate sources, and even set up alerts for specific topics. Google Books is a great companion tool for secondary student research. Of course, Google Docs is an obvious choice for writing a research paper. Still, we can make things more dynamic by taking advantage of the collaboration features, using the EasyBib add-on to create a bibliography, or using voice typing to dictate into the document. Beyond the Tool with Data We live in a world that is now inundated with data! Data is quickly becoming an important component of every job and business. Giving students the tools to gather and analyze data is a must! Google Forms and Sheets are two apps that I like to think of as a couple! They work hand-in-hand together. Use Google Forms to collect data, then use Google Sheets to analyze your results. Yes, even primary teachers can give students experience with data! Data doesn’t have to be complicated. We can break it down into important, bite-size pieces. Consider giving the little ones a teacher-assisted survey with images where they select their favorite color or food. Then use Google Sheets to create a simple chart and talk to students about what it means. These conversations will set them up for success as they grow. Secondary students should be creating their own forms and analyzing their own data. Google Forms isn’t just a teacher tool! We need students to learn this tool and how it can help them get information. How is this dynamic? Remember, dynamic learning is all about going BEYOND what was previously possible. One of the reasons that data has become so important is because it is so much easier to gather with technology. Data that used to take us years to compile and process is now available in seconds. Don’t forget the importance of analyzing data. Google Sheets it the number one feared Google tool. I promise it’s not scary. Just learning some basics like sorting, filtering, and using formulas to tally or average your numbers is a great start. Podcast Question of the Week How can you go BEYOND the tool and give your students opportunities to do new things with technology? Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook!
Ma'ayan Plaut is the podcast librarian at RadioPublic. But she’s not like the typical master of the Dewey Decimal System you know from your local public library. And she just so happens to be the only podcast librarian on the planet. In her three years at the company, Ma’ayan’s role has evolved from being a one-woman army recommending individual podcasts to solving the larger discoverability issues with podcasting. Sign up for Giftogram with the code: weirdwork
Young Sheldon's meemaw shows up and is up to her old tricks again. What she doesn't suspect is that Sheldon needs help with learning how to stretch more than just the truth!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Py0_4ELbzo
BE THERE, boots on the ground, with MARK ABKEMEIER during the Golden Age of Rock and Roll. CAMP OUT in line for a day and a half to score WHO tickets. PEEL OFF the cellophane and feel the vibe of fresh new tunes destined to become classics. COME OF AGE with the National Anthem of Rock and Roll and MOVE FORWARD with Greta Van Fleet. Rock is dead they say? LONG LIVE ROCK! I need it every night. Rock and Roll IS the DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM for life. Check us out on instagram@piasportskennesaw Feel free and email the show with questions, comments, or show topics at firstname.lastname@example.org Play More! Jay
We've been drinking again so you know that this is gonna be a longer episode! This week we're talking about the Ridley Scott film, Black Rain. Neither of us have seen this before and it sounds like not many other people have either. Other than the movie, we also talk about the Yakuza, currency differences, the Sega Channel, old dial up internet, the Dewey Decimal System and Brent goes on and on about the AEW pay per view event, Double or Nothing. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Intro and Outro by: Trade Voorhees Promo - What Were They Thinking Podcast Website - ageofradio.org/homevideohustle Patreon - patreon.com/homevideohustle Merch available at Teepublic.com and Redbubble.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What is older than most money in circulation and enjoys talking about the Dewey Decimal System? GenXGrownUp! OK, OK, it may not sound like the most exciting topic but we think you will find this entertaining and informative…. really. Trust us. Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com iTunes » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iuthetoh4i5abybbnn4em36icwi Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Stitcher » www.stitcher.com/s?fid=146720&refid=stpr TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 Show Notes Everything you wanted to know » www.oclc.org/en/dewey/resources/summaries.html Awesome mug that explains the DDS » amzn.to/2K8ZYVb A guide to the call numbers » bit.ly/2K5YWcJ Email the show » email@example.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt
What is older than most money in circulation and enjoys talking about the Dewey Decimal System? GenXGrownUp! OK, OK, it may not sound like the most exciting topic but we think you will find this entertaining and informative…. really. Trust us. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com iTunes » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iuthetoh4i5abybbnn4em36icwi Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Stitcher » www.stitcher.com/s?fid=146720&refid=stpr TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 Show Notes Everything you wanted to know » www.oclc.org/en/dewey/resources/summaries.html Awesome mug that explains the DDS » amzn.to/2K8ZYVb A guide to the call numbers » bit.ly/2K5YWcJ Email the show » firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt
Title by Amanda Buckley A school librarian takes silence too far, pushing two primary schoolers to do the unthinkable. But how can you speak from the heart while keeping quiet? Check Impromptunes out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 28th March - 21st April, 7:15pm. https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/the-completely-improvised-musical Cast: Amberly Cull, Brenna Glazebrook, Izaak Lim and Joshua Web on keys. Tech: Emmet Nichols Edited by Morgan Phillips
The Boys Are Back in Town! Your favourite sports talk radio hosts have a new home in Mississauga, Ontario. RAW Mike Richards and David Bastl on Newstalk Sauga 960AM. What to expect? OHL Steelheads with Darius Domingues AKA Hardcore Steelheader and playoffs with forward, Keenan Washkurak, and we talk to director Joshua Riehl on his upcoming hockey documentary, “The Russian Five.” Sports, laughter, the occasional dirty look and the GTA’s best and most detailed West End traffic. Your mornings have become more RAW! Monday – Friday 6am – 9am, on Newstalk Sauga 960AM. Stream us LIVE at sauga960am.ca or find us on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.
For our pre-centennial episode, we welcome old friend and new guest Fat Brad to the studio. Strap in for an epic return to the ever-sketchy Tokyo Valentino. Plus we discuss some of Shrew’s grosser habits and even find time to shit on the Dewey Decimal System. Thanks as always for listening.9:00 Classic MC’s17:00 Sounds Legit25:00 BREAK31:00 Gigs36:30 Craigslist Hot Takes52:00 Short n Sweet
This week, we join in the horseplay and revelry of “The Favourite.” Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest social farce crackles with the fiery trifecta of Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colemon. Last Bites include The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable, a grandma’s Animal Crossing file, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black,” and RRUCCULLA’s “Shush.” Also sampled: Timothée Chalamet, The Dewey Decimal System, ASMR, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Michael Chabon, “The King’s Speech,” Sebastian Stan's beard, food porn, and The Post
Melvil Dewey, the father of library science and the inventor of the most popular library classification system in the world, was a known racist and serial sexual harasser. Forced out of the American Library Association, which he co-founded, his 19th century world view and biases are reflected in the classification system that libraries around the world have inherited. Molly Schwartz of the Metropolitan New York Library Council and producer of the podcast Library Bytegeist visits Bard High School Early College in Queens to find out about how students there are rebelling against the Dewey Decimal System. She also talks with Greg Cotton (Cornell College), Barbara Fister (Gustavus Adolphus College), and Dorothy Berry (Umbra Search Project).
Job searching is marked by uncertainty. Sometimes, it can feel like the applicant has no control over the outcome. In this episode, Jill talks about qualities she looks for in job applications and interviews, showing that the applicant has several ways to influence the process in their favor.Contact Us: email@example.comFeatured Resource: 650 Section of the Dewey Decimal System
Beef Vegan sits down with two legendary Nerdcore pioneers, Mega Ran and MC Lars to talk all things video games, wrestling, being an independent artist who's supported by their fans, and their upcoming joint album together, "The Dewey Decimal System". Support the show: https://podcave.app/subscribe/the-world-famous-frank-show-4eehjczc See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A brief look at the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress System, and other formats of organization for libraries, bookstores, and personal collections. OCLC and the DDC: https://www.oclc.org/en/dewey/features/summaries.html Bookstores vs. Libraries: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-bookstores-not-organized-like-libraries LC: https://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit03/libraries03_04.phtml LibraryThing (NOT an ad): https://www.librarything.com/ A closer look at the DDC (from the link above): 000 Computer science, information & general works 100 Philosophy & psychology 200 Religion 300 Social sciences 400 Language 500 Science 600 Technology 700 Arts & recreation 800 Literature 900 History & geography
FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE at www.patreon.com/RealGoodShow It's that Summer of Sheldon time again...! Comedian BRIAN GAAR (Rooster Teeth, ATX Uncensored) joins the Boys this time out to give a genuine Texan perspective on the second episode of Young Sheldon -- an episode that has actual jokes in it! But also an episode with little to no plot. It's a give-and-take situation. We do our best to expand upon the nothingness of this episode and discuss the frequency with which Sheldon would get beaten up in reality, inappropriate teacher-student socializing, and what really goes down in the teachers' lounge. PLUS: Brian hears the word "Bazinga" for the very first time, and drops the hammer on whether Sheldon has beaten Battletoads. Future guests on Real Good Sheldon include comedians Ivan Decker, Jenny Toews, Jesse Farrar and Michael Hale of Your Kickstarter Sucks, and... YOU??? The guest for our sixth episode will be drawn from the list of Patreon donors on August 29th, so you could win your way on to an episode just by supporting the show. Thank you, and good luck.
Guest host Lily Jenness, a librarian-in-training, artist, and writer from southern Indiana is here to tell you all about the clusterfuck that is the Dewey Decimal System! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Segways, omelettes, and the Dewey Decimal System combine for a rollicking good time when the Comedy Parenting Radio cast flies to Peru in order to save everyone from Jerry's bad cooking. Or are they the recipe for disaster? Stay tuned and find out!-------photo credit:https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-jaguar-peruvian-amazon-jungle-madre-de-dios-peru-image35357329
Segways, omelettes, and the Dewey Decimal System combine for a rollicking good time when the Comedy Parenting Radio cast flies to Peru in order to save everyone from Jerry's bad cooking. Or are they the recipe for disaster? Stay tuned and find out! - - - - - - - photo credit:https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-jaguar-peruvian-amazon-jungle-madre-de-dios-peru-image35357329
This is Part 2 of an exploration of the live of the most productive people in history. We will look at the life, times, and work habits of medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas (the most prolific writer before the invention of the word processor), composer Georg Philipp Telemann (who produced thousands of music compositions), sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov (who wrote 500 books in nine out of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal System) and Thomas Edison, who had over 1,000 patents to his name.
The Dewey Decimal System is the most popular library classification system in the world. It was created by a man, named Melvil Dewey, in the late 1870's. And Dewey's system of classifying knowledge reflects his worldview as a white man living in the late 19th century. In this episode of Library Bytegeist, we break down the Dewey Decimal System and talk frankly about the power and pitfalls of classifying. We'll visit the Bard High School Early College in Queens to find out about how students there are planning to rebel from the Dewey Decimal System, and talk to Greg Cotton (Cornell College), Barbara Fister (Gustavus Adolphus College), and Dorothy Berry (Umbra Search Project). Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cnCgQFM3HYqN_EnZ8SV5TwP_-czrYtZAoqwKUDUC3dk/edit?usp=sharing Hosted and Produced by Molly Schwartz Editing help from the Metropolitan New York Library Council staff and Peter Balonon-Rosen Audio Mastering by Dalton Harts Music and Soundtracks: Opening track: “Magic” by Otis MacDonald from the YouTube Audio Library “Library Ambiance” by morosopher from freesound.org “Bookshelf, findbooks.wav” by Ryding from freesound.org "The Music Room" by WMRhapsodies from the Free Music Archive Closing track: "Red Hair, Blue Sky" by Monplaisir from the Free Music Archive Tools used to record this podcast: The audio booth at METRO: bit.ly/MetroAudio RE20 microphone: https://www.electrovoice.com/product.php?id=91 AT8035 shotgun microphone: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/0576da91f00c03db/ Zoom H5 recorder: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-h5-handy-recorder oTranscribe: http://otranscribe.com/ Reaper: www.reaper.fm/ Izotope: www.izotope.com/en/products/repai…plug-in-pack.html
YouTube's Jordan Taylor re-joins the podcast this week to talk another piece of Arthur ephemera: The show's first-ever audio tape/CD! Will and Jordan take a listen to classic Arthur tunes like "Library Card", "Jekyll Jekyll Hyde", and "Crazy Bus", plus a few you may not know, like Buster's song about aliens, Binky's epic night light tune, and more! Plus, the 90's kids remember tapes, file sharing, and the Dewey Decimal System! You can find Jordan Taylor on YouTube (Jordan Taylor, and Blimey Cow), on Twitter (@Messy_Jordan), and check out his music on iTunes/Google Play!
Welcome, welcome, welcome to a classic, clunky Heat Beat Podcast. Alf starts off the show as host before Gianni comes marching in late to class—Greg Cote style. We break down NBA trade deadline talk (How does Pat Riley and the Heat maneuver with the position they're in?), Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks (must be really sick), and Jack shares a library meltdown story you don't want to miss.
You go from Pink Lightning camp to 7:00, then out to the Esplanade, and down to 10:00. At 10:00, turn left and go all the way out to the trash fence. You go along the trash fence passing 12:00, until you hit 2:00 on the trash fence. Hard right and run along 2:00 to Esplanade, take Esplanade to Center Camp, run up 6:00 or 6:30 back to Pink Lightning camp. That loop is seven miles. And if you're doing the Burning Man Ultra Marathon, you can expect to loop that loop four times and then some. Also, the inherent awfulness of the Dewey Decimal System.
In this episode, Carrie Rollwagen interviews Mollie Hawkins, freelance writer and former librarian. We talk about why it’s difficult to get your self-published book onto library shelves and the best ways to butter up library staff and librarians in hopes of getting your book into a library catalog.
Your story and where one would find it? CLOUSER and Heidi discuss the importance of a business’s story. Who is writing it? Who is telling it? Host uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system as an illustration to press point of where would we find the story. Does your business compare to a mystery, suspense thriller, […] The post EP 63: Your Business Story and the Dewey Decimal System appeared first on Clouser On Business.
The Atari 2600 game ET, ducks pulling off bank heists, Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, kiwis (the bird, not the fruit), the Dewey Decimal System and far too many secret agents; these are just a few of the ideas tackled in this week's crop of Click Pitch games by Trevor and Ben. If you've ever wanted a period piece about the great video game crash of the 80s, (and really, who hasn't thought about that at least once in their lives?), this is the episode for you! Click Pitch Fate Funeral Flight Ground Seek Tower Upsetting Contemporary Ability Park Cartridge Sneak Naughty Scholar Insert Library
In Oakland, California’s Piedmont neighborhood, there’s a place where the dead are housed in urns resembling ornate books neatly stacked on shelves. The dearly departed are organized like there’s some dead Dewey Decimal System. Welcome to the Chapel of the Chimes, a columbarium built in 1909 that featured the world’s first electric crematorium. It’s a piece … Continue reading →
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Tonya Mork of Know the Code. Tonya likes to rethink the way she does things to find a better path, one that is more efficient, effective, leads us forward, and is balanced with intent. She likes to share ideas, plant seeds, and inspire folks to consider a different approach. Her blog (Hello from Tonya) is all about the way she thinks. It’s meant to inspire you to stop, assess, and rethink the way you are doing things. In this 30-minute episode Brian Gardner, Lauren Mancke, and Tonya Mork discuss: Tonya’s 30-year career Not letting an ugly twist in life stop you Monetization strategies for an educational business Being an expert before you’re an educator Expanding beyond your current training areas Opportunities in the community for educators Listen to StudioPress FM below ... Download MP3Subscribe by RSSSubscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Follow Tonya on Twitter Follow Know the Code on Twitter Hello from Tonya Know The Code Visit Know The Code on Facebook Finding your Purpose in Life The Transcript How to Build an Online Education Business Jerod Morris: Hey, Jerod Morris here. If you know anything about Rainmaker Digital and Copyblogger, you may know that we produce incredible live events. Well, some would say that we produce incredible live events as an excuse to throw great parties, but that’s another story. We’ve got another one coming up this October in Denver. It’s called Digital Commerce Summit, and it is entirely focused on giving you the smartest ways to create and sell digital products and services. You can find out more at Rainmaker.FM/Summit. We’ll be talking about Digital Commerce Summit in more detail as it gets closer, but for now, I’d like to let a few attendees from our past events speak for us. Attendee 1: For me, it’s just hearing from the experts. This is my first industry event, so it’s awesome to learn new stuff and also get confirmation that we’re not doing it completely wrong where I work. Attendee 2: The best part of the conference for me is being able to mingle with people and realize that you have connections with everyone here. It feels like LinkedIn Live. I also love the parties after each day, being able to talk to the speakers, talk to other people who are here for the first time, people who have been here before. Attendee 3: I think the best part of the conference for me is understanding how I can service my customers a little more easily. Seeing all the different facets and components of various enterprises then helps me pick the best tools. Jerod Morris: Hey, we agree — one of the biggest reasons we host a conference every year is so that we can learn how to service our customers, people like you, more easily. Here are just a few more words from folks who have come to our past live events. Attendee 4: It’s really fun. I think it’s a great mix of beginner information and advanced information. I’m really learning a lot and having a lot of fun. Attendee 5: The conference is great, especially because it’s a single-track conference where you don’t get distracted by, “Which session should I go to?” and, “Am I missing something?” Attendee 6: The training and everything, the speakers have been awesome, but I think the coolest aspect for me has been connecting with both people who are putting it on and then other attendees. Jerod Morris: That’s it for now. There’s a lot more to come on Digital Commerce Summit, and I really hope to see you there in October. Again, to get all the details and the very best deal on tickets, head over to Rainmaker.FM/Summit. Voiceover: StudioPress FM is designed to help creative entrepreneurs build the foundation of a powerful digital business. Tune in weekly as StudioPress founder Brian Gardner and VP of StudioPress Lauren Mancke share their expertise on web design, strategy, and building an online platform. Lauren Mancke: On this week’s episode, Brian and I will discuss ways to build an educational Genesis business with Tonya Mork from Know the Code. Brian Gardner: Hey, everyone. Welcome back to StudioPress FM. I am your host, Brian Gardner, and I’m joined, as usual, with the vice president of StudioPress, Lauren Mancke. I’m very excited about today’s show because we’re continuing our series where we talk to members and experts, mind you, of the Genesis community. Today, we’re joined by Tonya Mork of Know the Code. Tonya likes to rethink the way she does things to find a better path, one that is more efficient, effective, leads us forward, and is balanced with intent. She likes to share her ideas, plant seeds, inspire folks to consider a different approach. Her blog, Hello from Tonya, is all about the way she thinks. It’s meant to inspire you to stop, assess, and rethink the way you are doing things. Tonya, it’s a huge pleasure to have you on StudioPress FM. Welcome to the show. Tonya Mork: Hi, Brian. Hi, Lauren. Hi, everybody. Glad to be here with you guys. Lauren Mancke: Yeah, we’re glad you’re on the show. Brian Gardner: Now is this the first time you guys have talked to each other, probably? Tonya Mork: Yeah, it is, actually. Lauren Mancke: In person, yeah. Brian Gardner: Cool. Yeah, Tonya and I have had a couple of good calls, which we’ll allude to throughout the course of the show. I’m going to just kick off and start a little bit personal. Tonya, on the home page of your personal blog, you have 16 circles of words that describe you. I’m going to make it fun, and I’m going to ask you to pick three of those that most personify who you are, and why do you think that those three would be the top three? Tonya Mork: Wow. Try to define a person in three different characteristics. That’s a tough thing. Brian Gardner: Well, 16 seems like a lot, so I figured if we narrowed them down to the best of the best, you could tell us in a nutshell who you are. The Three Characteristics That Define Tonya Tonya Mork: Okay. I think what defines me the most is that I unlock potential. I’ve been doing that my entire career — not only with people, but processes, with technology, and so on. The way that I do that is that I’m able to see what could be possible, what’s not there right now, and then I’m able to map out a way to move us to where we want to be. If I were to look on that page, I’d say, okay, potential unlocker is one, and then the visionary leader is another. It takes a lot of vision to not only educate people, but lead people, manage people. To build websites, too, it takes a lot of vision. The other thing to know about me is I’m a very happy person. Everything that I do, even back in engineering days when there was some tough problems, it didn’t matter. If I was in a boardroom or on the floor, I like to have fun. There’s a time for being serious, but you can still temper that with making sure that you’re having a good time and enjoying what you’re doing. Lauren Mancke: You mentioned you’ve been in engineering. We know that WordPress has been around for just over 10 years of that time, but you’ve got a career that lasts more than 30 years. Can you give us a little bit of background about what you were doing before WordPress? Tonya’s 30-Year Career Tonya Mork: Sure. I’ve been in engineering since the mid-1980s. I used to be in the high-tech world, so the automation world. This world, for folks who don’t know, if you can think about anything — your computer that you’re looking at, your phone, your car — all these things are mass-produced. To put those things together, it takes a lot of automated equipment, robotic, different cells, instrumentation, quality-type processes that go through and they assemble, test, make, those types of things. That’s the world that I used to belong to. I held many different roles in that. I started off as a tech, and then I moved into engineering. Then I went into some project management. I went into staff management, executive management, and so on. I had a whole path and trajectory that I went through long before I came to WordPress. Then life threw me a curve ball. There’s a chapter two that I know we’ll talk about. Then I found WordPress. This is how I ended up here, and we’ll talk about that here, I’m sure, as we move along in the interview. Brian Gardner: Yeah. There’s so many people in the WordPress community, many of which are really new, new to blogging, new to development or design, or any of that. One of the things I like most about you and I’m going to say this with no disrespect because you have a long career. We just mentioned you’ve been around for 30 years, which means you’re older than some people in our field. This comes out in your website and in the way you talk and in the way you explain things — you have a tremendous amount of knowledge for process, for analyzing things. There are not many people that I know of, if at all, who probably bring to the table what you do. To our community, I’m so thankful that you can bring that area of expertise because I think there’s probably holes and gaps here and there that exist. You certainly fill a big one. Thank you for that. Tonya Mork: Thank you. Gosh, that was very nice of you. I appreciate it. Brian Gardner: Okay. You alluded to a chapter two, and I hope that this is okay to ask. I read the very personal story you shared on HeroPress about finding your purpose in life. Clearly, you have a story to tell. You talked about it just a few minutes ago. In 2007, in your words, your life took an ugly twist. In whatever detail you feel comfortable, talk to us about that because I think that formulated kind of who you are now and where you’re at. Not Letting an Ugly Twist in Life Stop You Tonya Mork: Sure. It’s a big shift, and I wrote that article for a couple of purposes. One is to explain how can someone with the experience that I have, why aren’t I back in that market? Why am I here in WordPress, and why am I trying to help people? It needed to be told so that people wanting to know who I am and trust me as I’m trying to help folks and the reason, the impetus why. That’s why I wrote it. Then, two, I wrote it to kind of help inspire that sometimes life does just take an ugly twist. We all go through things. It can be anything from losing somebody to divorce, to losing your job, whatever. What happened to me in 2007, my engineering company was flourishing. We were doing really, really well, very profitable, and then I got ill. That’s one of those things you can’t predict. The kind of illness that I had, they basically went down a path and said, “You have something that’s extremely rare. I mean very rare, and there’s basically nothing we can do for you.” I had to lock myself away because everything in the world made me so ill that I wasn’t able to function. I basically became a prisoner in my own home. If you can imagine what that feels like to be so ill that lights, noise, a bird flying, being in a car watching things go by would send you into a seizure and then put me into the type of situation that was life-threatening, you can imagine how my life would be then. I was pretty much stuck here in this house except when it was time to go to a doctor or the hospital. That was it for many, many years. Going from being a type-A person who had a company, who had people, families that were counting on me, was very, very difficult. We lost everything. We watched them take everything from us. I lost friends. We lost our home. Everything that we had built throughout our career was all gone, all the savings, all gone, everything. The people that I employed were my friends. They were part of a family, and they lost everything, too. We’d built this together, and they had to go out and find different employment that didn’t have that same feel to it. It took them a while to get back on their feet again as well. It was a devastating loss for all of us. I was black for a while, just in a hole of darkness. Then somewhere along the way, I got sick of that. I got to get back to the essence of me, and that is I got to be happy again. I made a conscious choice that, “Okay, I’m locked in these walls. So what? I can extend out and do something in the world outside these walls, and I can do it virtually so that things outside, I could still control my environment so that I’m not ill, but I have a way of still being able to do something and have a purpose in the world.” That’s where I found WordPress. We were using it in my engineering company just for the blog, so I knew about it. Then I started a nonprofit to help people that were like me, and we spun up BuddyPress. I spun up the website for it. Then I started tinkering. And, “I really want to know this thing.” That engineer came out in me again, and then that educator came out. It was like I was looking at questions people were asking, and it’s like, “Wow, folks come from a different background than what I’m in. They don’t necessarily understand software principles and the fundamentals.” So I started answering questions. That led me on the path that I’m on now for helping people. Brian Gardner: Thank you, first of all, for sharing your story. I know it’s not easy. I’m a person who has had multiple chapters in my life as well, some online, some off. I think we have a tendency to glorify life online and being an Internet entrepreneur. Especially with social media, it’s so easy to portray just how good life is. Instagram, Facebook, all of that stuff, filters, all of that stuff. I’m a huge proponent of trying to keep it real. One person that comes to mind is Cory Miller, who speaks very much about mental health and trying to help those who are online doing things, entrepreneurs, that kind of thing. I hope to have him on the show in a future episode just to talk to that. I think there’s a reality that we all — whether we’re business owners, writers, bloggers, designers, or whatever — there is parts of our life that aren’t happy. It’s okay to go there and to figure that out so that you can become happy. For our listeners, those who are listening, understand that Tonya has a great story, and we’re just thankful for hearing that. Tonya Mork: Thank you. I’m thankful to the community because the community gave me purpose. If you go read my story, you’ll see that I found my purpose because of this community, you guys all welcomed me in, that I could then contribute. So many people contributed to the knowledge that I have in my brain. I just want to give that back to people. The end story of chapter two was that I got so ill, my body gave up, and I passed away. I got a miracle, and I came back. I said, “That’s it. I’m going to be a different person now, and I want to give back.” That’s what I’m trying to do now to help all of you guys to do more, make more money, be more efficient — obviously, I love Genesis — to help you to be able to know, to maximize what you can do for your clients with it. Brian Gardner: That’s a great segue. Lauren Mancke: I think there’s a lot of appeal with Genesis and in the WordPress community to have the flexibility, your schedule, and things that you can do that you might not be able to work in a traditional work environment. I think a lot of people can relate to that. When did Genesis become part of your picture? Why the Efficiency of Genesis First Attracted Tonya Tonya Mork: Let’s see, pretty much close to when Brian put it together. I forget the article that I saw, but something drew me to it. I started looking at it. I like to break things apart and just understand how they work. As it started progressing, it was like, “Hmm, I like the way this is put together.” It really feeds that developer sense that you can go in and do what you need to do. Out of the box, it comes up. You’re able to build a site immediately. Then just with a few tweaks here and there, you can get a custom experience. I like that versus just every time out of the box, you’ve got to go and write a totally different experience. That’s not highly effective to be able to do that, whereas Genesis allows you to be very effective and efficient. That’s what drew me to it. I would say it was pretty close to the beginning, not obviously right at the beginning, but pretty close to it. Brian Gardner: One of the things I like about the Genesis community, aside from the people that are in that, is the array of multiple opportunities that folks can … WordPress is kind of the same way. I always feel like Genesis is a smaller version of WordPress in that there’s just so many different ways to make money. You can design. You could develop. You can train. There’s just so many different opportunities there. One thing that, as I alluded to earlier, there’s gaps, or there were gaps, in the Genesis community, the educational side of Genesis and WordPress, coding, and developing, all in itself, that was sort of there. A lot of people take for granted, I do all the time, in my eyes, how easy it is to pick things up and to learn, and how to move things around. But I fail to understand or embrace, a lot of times, the reality that there’s hundreds and thousands of people who were once like me way back in the day — new to it all, don’t understand it, need a little handholding, and stuff like that. When I came across Know the Code, I was, first of all, instantly like, “Who is this person? What is she doing, and why is she doing it?” It just was an onslaught of this awesomeness. I was like, “I got to pay attention to this and put this on my radar.” I reached out to you shortly after it to just touch base and all of that. Obviously, Know the Code is a passion project of yours. You’re passionate about what you do. It’s something that I’ve seen you sort of, and we’ve talked about a little bit, very intentionally and smartly, might I add, monetizing because we all have to make money. Passion is great, but if you have the opportunity to make money from it, that’s also great because we need jobs, right? Tonya Mork: Right. Brian Gardner: What is the hope you have behind it? Obviously, you’re teaching and training people, and enabling them to pursue their version of a journey. From your perspective as an entrepreneur, but also from the perspective of the customer of yours, what is your hope there? Monetization Strategies for an Educational Business Tonya Mork: Just to be clear so that people understand what Know the Code is, yes, I teach Genesis, but I teach web development. I teach software principles, which feeds anybody from any stage in their career. It can start from a beginner through a seasoned pro like myself. It’s part of feeding that continuous learning process that we all have to do. It’s technology-based. It’s intentionally targeted at professional developers or people who want to be professional developers, who maybe along the way got into writing some code. They didn’t learn about things like solid principles and modular design, configuration designs, and how to troubleshoot and write code in such a way that it’s very efficient and reduces your cost. These are types of things that I teach. From an entrepreneurial standpoint, if you’re going after people who are going to make money off of what you’re teaching them, then it makes sense to monetize that. “I’m helping you to make more money, so okay, you should then pay something to me for my expertise as I’m enabling you to go off and make more money.” That’s why I put a monetizing paywall up in front of it. There’s a lot of free content, too, that people can then use as well. Again, that’s the educator in me. I’d love to be able to give everything away for free, but I got to eat, too. Brian Gardner: Yup. Tonya Mork: I have bills to pay, too. I’d like to live in my house in chapter three, you know? Brian Gardner: Although your advantage, though, is you live up in Wisconsin in Two Rivers, right? Tonya Mork: Yup, right. Brian Gardner: There’s a much lower cost of living there. At least you have that going for you, whereas I live in Chicago. Tonya Mork: Absolutely. Brian Gardner: I get hosed on my property taxes. There’s more pressure for me. Tonya Mork: I could imagine living where you’re at, yeah. We intentionally moved here. We used to live in downtown Milwaukee, so I know how expensive it can be. We moved here intentionally for the lower cost. From the perspective of my clients and customers who come to me, you’re the type of person who just wants to do more. You want to be more effective at what you do, you want to better serve your clients, and you want to make more money. You’re a professional, and that’s what I’m helping you to do. Lauren Mancke: What have been some of your challenges that you faced when you started Know the Code? Is there some unexpected things that you’ve had to deal with that you didn’t foresee? Challenges Tonya Faced When Starting Know the Code Tonya Mork: Everybody who ever starts a business always has some things that you learn, right? It’s one of those where I tell people, they want to know what entrepreneurship is like, well, you’re standing on an edge of a cliff, and it’s black out there. You have a vision in your mind, and you jump out. You start flying. Sometimes you’ll sink a bit. You’ve got to be innovative enough to be able to see that coming, then be able to adjust your path, so you can start to soar again. With Know the Code, some of the things are I produce a lot of content. Because of the format and how I do it, I’m able to just turn on the camera and just do a brain dump from me to you. It’s more like a cable, from my head to yours. That means I can produce a lot of content fast. One of the things I didn’t foresee was, “Wow, how am I going to organize all of this content, so you can quickly find it?” You can’t just dump it into a library. People aren’t going to be able to find that easily, so what I’m doing right now is going through a process of content discovery and working on the user experience, too, that you can, within a few clicks, find what you’re looking for. Brian Gardner: Sounds like a Dewey Decimal System, if we’re using the library analogy. Tonya Mork: Sure. Brian Gardner: I have a 30-second timeout because I want to ask you a fun question. Are you personally responsible for the designs both behind Hello from Tonya and also Know the Code? Tonya’s Hand in Designing Her Sites Tonya Mork: First one, yes. Second one, no. Yes, I did my personal site. It’s just something I’ve been playing with. I like playing in the sandbox, so you’ll come back it may be different. It’s just my expression of that designer that’s been unlocked in me. Know the Code, though, has a team behind it. We have a couple of professional developers who are designers who put that together. Brian Gardner: I kind of had a suspicion that you had your hands in at least one of the site designs. They’re both great. I love them both. I love the color schemes in them all. I can tell that you’re as meticulous with the design of your site as you are with the content on the site — so kudos to you. Tonya Mork: Thank you. Now, I did influence the color palette on Know the Code, because you’re going to notice I like green. That’s my favorite color, so yeah, I did influence that color there. I also like orange. There’s orange everywhere. Lauren Mancke: Speaking of Know the Code, do you have some sort of process in which you determine the types of things that you teach there? Do you have a way to determine what will resonate with your audience? Being an Expert Before You’re an Educator Tonya Mork: That’s a good question, Lauren. When I first started, I thought, “Well, who knows me the most? Where do I start?” Web development, software development is huge. Just the principles alone that you go through to learn how to sit down and write code from scratch. That’s what I’m trying to get folks to do, write it from scratch. There’s a lot to it. What I said was, “I’ve been in the Genesis community. The Genesis folks know me, so I’m going to start there.” I look at questions that people ask, and I say, “Hmm, okay, I can answer that question for you, and name that tune in X amount of notes.” That’s what I try to do — look at what questions people are asking, and then put that together. Then I kind of have a path for myself. I have a road map that I put together, and I’m taking you on a journey from where you’re at today. I looked at a big part of the market and where I believe the skillsets are at today and where I’m trying to drive you to, which is to be able to build anything and code from scratch if you want to. I’ve put together a trajectory for that. I’m sprinkling in some of the questions that you have to make sure it resonates with you because I’d really like to break it down into the basic elements so that it’s easy for you to adapt and take it away, not just one context, and trying to sprinkle in some of those questions with answers so that it clicks on the lightbulbs for you. Brian Gardner: That makes a lot of sense. I love that. I really do. On a recent call we had, you and I, we discussed the possibility of branching out with your business plan, right? Tonya Mork: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Expanding Beyond Your Current Training Areas Brian Gardner: We agreed that, as great as Genesis is, to the greater of the Internet, it’s just a very small sliver of audience and opportunity. I’m not territorial about that. I encourage anybody who’s building a Genesis-based business to think outside of the box, outside of the Genesis community, because there’s so much more opportunity to reach people on a broader level. The same can be said about WordPress to some degree because, even outside of WordPress, there’s still more space. We talked about broadening the training and the types of things you’d teach to cover ‘business people’ as opposed to ‘WordPress or Genesis people.’ Where are you at with that? I know it was only about a week or so ago we talked, but have you started thinking more about just things about general business? For example, I know we talked about things like legal types of things, such as trademarks, and all that kind of stuff. Tonya Mork: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Right. Know the Code itself is about writing software. It’s not just WordPress. I teach you PHP. I teach you jQuery, SQL, everything. That can allow you to build any kind of site that you want. If you think about it, as you just said, there’s this whole business side, even for developers. You’re stepping out, and you’re really good at code. Or you’re a designer and you’re really good at designing — but do you have that business ability as well? It takes a lot. There’s sales. There’s marketing. There’s all the legal stuff. There’s accounting. There’s a lot to running even your own little agency or freelance business. What Brian and I were talking about that I had mentioned was, after I did the Matt Report, some folks started asking me questions about, “Okay, well, how did you run businesses?” because I used to run a multimillion dollar businesses. “How did you do that?” What we’re doing to start with is I’m going to start writing just blog posts about business, just to share some ideas. That’s part of what my personal blog site is, just to get you to think about different ideas. I started a Little Green Book series. Some of those will be code. I just published a book, Refactoring Tweaks, which is on code to make your code better. The next one will probably be something in business. I can write these quick little ebooks that are less than 100 pages, or around 100 pages, to teach you something about technology or something about business, whether that’s marketing or whatever. Then that can then lead into something else that you and I talked about, too, which is then, “Okay, well, you’ve got a book. You’ve got written content.” Then we can move into something like maybe master programs where I can spin up a webinar or some sort of course and take you on a path. Brian Gardner: Now, Lauren is going to run the rest of the show while I go out and register KnowtheBusiness.io, because that’s how my brain thinks. Immediately, as you were talking, I’m like, “I’m going to recommend that you go off and think about what would be … ” If in fact you do get that response from people on your personal blog, people who are interested in starting a business and learning all of that stuff, what is the Know the Code version of what that website might look like? Tonya Mork: Oh sure, I’m on there right now registering it. Boom. Got it. Brian Gardner: I wouldn’t doubt it. Tonya Mork: Might as well while we’re talking, right? Brian Gardner: What’s $8? Tonya Mork: You inspired the idea. Lauren Mancke: Do you see any holes in the community as it stands now for different types of training, like on Know the Code? In other words, are there other opportunities that people can come in and offer something of value, that they can then make money at? Opportunities in the Community for Educators Tonya Mork: Oh absolutely. The whole thing, if you’re going to be an educator, you really need to know your stuff. You need to be able to do this. Let me take just a moment to teach you something, too, and then I’ll answer the question. You need to be able to start where that person’s at, and then map out a trajectory that moves them from where they’re at to where you’re trying to move them to. Then make it adaptable so that they can go off and make it their own, and not just teach one use case. Okay, I teach you how to build this one widget. “Well, great. I know how to build one widget. Whoopee.” No, it’s, “I know how to build a widget, which means I know how to write code. I know how to do this.” Okay. From an education standpoint, that’s what great educators do. They know how to get you to think and adapt the information that they’re giving you, and then that inspires you to go do other stuff. In the space, I’m here to help teach code, the proper way of building code to be efficient and make money at it, but there’s other things. Think about WordPress and what we’re doing. There’s content strategies, right? So you could be someone who needs to be out there teaching how to work with your clients to make the content first. Designs are great. We can put a pretty label on something and so on, but what’s going to keep people coming back to a website is that content. If the content isn’t right, then people are going to look at the pretty site, and they’re just not going to come back. Teaching strategies on content strategy itself, how to work with clients, that’s an area that could easily be done up. There’s things in SEO. There’s lots of different opportunities. You may think, “Well, that’s kind of saturated. Some folks are already doing that.” Find a way to do it differently. Find a way that’s uniquely your voice and that you have a true expertise in, and then you can go out and share that knowledge and educate others. Just remember, though, it’s about others. It’s not about you. It’s making sure that you’re truly delivering value to help other people do more things. Brian Gardner: I love what you said there. Last year at our Authority conference, Sally Hogshead was one of the main speakers. One thing she said, and you just basically said the same thing, was, “Different is better than better.” First of all, there’s a lot of people who claim to be knowledgeable in doing what they’re doing, not necessarily in the Genesis community, but there’s a lot of fluff out there where people are really good marketers, could design a good sales page, or something to that effect. One thing that I for sure know about you is that you completely back it up, almost more than you need to, not really, but a lot of people you can just tell, “Oh, this is a good sales page,” but there’s going to be not much to it after that. With you, it’s like you open the door, and there’s a mansion of knowledge. Development, for me, isn’t as interesting as design is. That’s just me personally, but there’s a ton of people out there in the WordPress space, in the Genesis space, and even outside of all that, just who are mega developers or people who want to just develop and don’t have the artistically creative side where design would appeal to them. For them, it’s all about code and knowing the code. I sincerely think you have an opportunity to do a lot more good work for the people everywhere. Tonya Mork: Thank you. Yeah, design is another area where folks could jump there’s a lot of elements to design that you could go in and start teaching with. Brian Gardner: Now you’re going to register KnowtheDesign.io. Tonya Mork: No, no. Brian Gardner: KnowtheEverything.io. Tonya Mork: Well, I’m not a designer. I will tell you right now, I am not a designer. I wouldn’t even want to try to teach that. There are great eyes out there, and mine aren’t it. If you want to know ones and zeroes, that’s me. Brian Gardner: Well, that’s the great thing about a good ecosystem — everybody knows their skills and their part, and they kind of just play and usually stay within that, which is good. Then it gives people a place, a good resource to go, to learn, and to do all of that stuff. Tonya Mork: Yeah. If you’re thinking about education and helping others, make sure that you really have an expertise in that. You’re right. I get a lot of emails where people say, “I could teach you how to blah, blah, blah.” My first question is, “Have you done it successfully? What’s your background?” That’s why I tried to push my background out there, so it didn’t just sound all fluffy and, “Well, okay, why is she teaching this? Does she really know her stuff?” I think you need to make sure you know your stuff and be able to back it up and prove that, yeah, you really do. Brian Gardner: Yup. Those are great words of wisdom. I want to do this with a number of the people that we have on the show because I feel like we could just keep going and talking and talking and talking. In the spirit of trying to keep this to a digestible level, I want to for sure have you back on the show, either in a follow-up fashion or to just pick your brain in another area that would be applicable to those who are listening. Where to Learn From Tonya Brian Gardner: I do want to ask our audience, as I always do at the end of the show, I have a question for you. Do you want to be a more awesome and in-demand professional developer? If you do, learn how to level up as a WordPress developer with Tonya at Know the Code, and get a hands-on, practical web development approach with screencasts which will help advance you to the next level in your career. For more info, visit her website, KnowtheCode.io. If you like what you heard on today’s show, you can find more episodes of StudioPress FM at, you guessed it, StudioPress.FM. You can also help us hit the main stage by subscribing to the show in iTunes. It’s a great way to never ever miss an episode. Thank you so much for listening, and we’ll see you next week. Tonya, it’s been a pleasure. Thank you for your time. Tonya Mork: Thank you, Brian. Thank you, Lauren. Lauren Mancke: Thank you.
Tea: Mo Gan Huang Ya. Damon talks about Pokemon shennanigans, and Michael talks technology in education. Also: plant genetics, glabrous vs. pubescent, playing style, dark social, UTM and hash fragments, bagpipes and accordions, Ingress, day camp, GPS, geocaching, the Dewey Decimal System, learning math, and room temperature. This episode was brought to you by: Seven … Continue reading "Tech Tea 006: Polkamon GO!" The post Tech Tea 006: Polkamon GO! appeared first on Tech Tea.
The guys are back to talk about the Season Finale of HBO’s 6th Season of Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter.” They discuss the epic episode, and honor those that were lost with a discussion about their Hall of Fame chances. There’s also talk of Arya’s chances on Chopped, Varys’ front office management skills, The Seven Pointed Star musical, and the importance of turning off your propane tanks on your grills this summer. There is also a discussion of other types of ravens that could be used to signify important events, and the Old Town Library’s Dewey Decimal System. Not to mention some gambling talk, #WildFireHotTakes, #ItIsKnownPredictions and some new names added to the Book of Brothers. Grab a glass of wine (because it feels good), and join us to help Make Westeros Great Again!
本期对话： DENNY: Can I help you find what you’re looking for? ERIK: No thanks, I know the Dewey Decimal System pretty good. DENNY: Okay, if you need help in the future, just look me up. ERIK: Thanks, but can you tell me if "Dorian Grey" is in the fiction or nonfiction section? DENNY: Oh, that's in the literature corner, just over there. 中文翻译： 丹尼：需要我帮你找找吗？ 埃里克：不用了，谢谢。我很了解杜威图书十进分类法。 丹尼：好的，如果你需要什么帮助，找我就好了。 埃里克：谢谢，可以问下《道林格雷》这本书是小说类还是写实文学类？ 丹尼：哦，在文学作品区域，就在那边。 本期单词： 1. Dewey Decimal system杜威十进分类法 2. pretty good 相当好 3. look me up 来找我，来看我 4. fiction 小说 5. nonfiction非小说的散文文学；写实文学 6. literature 文学 7. poetry 诗歌 实用例句： 1. How long can I keep the books? 这书我能借多长时间？ 2. Where can I check out the books? 我可以在哪里办借阅手续？ 3. I’d like to renew it for two more weeks. 我想再续借两个星期。 4. I couldn’t find this book in the stacks. Would you help me find it? 我在书架上找不到这本书，你能帮我下吗？ 5. Are there any activities or exhibitions in the library recently? 请问图书馆最近有没有什么活动或展览？
Discussing the anomaly of the Dewey Decimal System in libraries, we fall into a pit of uncertainty of how to interpret art and how artists remember hidden messages in their work, high paid spokespeople such as ‘Flo’ of Progressive and Justin Long of Apple, The Ghostbusters and what the Statue of Liberty is made of, Ian’s fear of heights and how laying next to Michelangelo while he was painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel would be too much to handle and Joe digs through his foggy memory bank of the time he and a childhood friend were caught smoking “marihoochi” (weed) when his mom was suppose to be at work. We also sizzle past topics such as the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, The battle of Maddie and Fitz, Drive-in movie theaters, How people decide authenticity, Urban legends of intenstines getting sucked out, The miracle of Tiffany Sweeny’s survival, Shooting with film vs. digital, Attending a live event vs. through Twitter, Favorite version of Dracula, Ian’s trip to NYC, What we were doing at 29, The licensing fee of Weird Al covering “Blurred Lines”, Marvin Gaye’s estate, the cost of Disneyland, accidentally killing Tinker Bell, Hook played by Dustin Hoffman vs. Christopher Walken, disappearing planes and why ignorance isn’t bliss. It isn’t’. We wrap Episode 29 like a greasy burrito as to why an open internet is the most important chance humanity has to save itself from immature leadership.
#40 - This week we talk about movies and television programming that makes their way inside other big and small screen offerings starting with the cult classic that failed to save a movie studio, UHF. We also talk about the Simpsons' adventures in and out of Japan, the infamous Labyrinthian codpiece of David Bowie, and that dream within a dream from the Princess Bride. Enjoy! Category: Movies
Nobody puts Ted in a corner. Many have tried, though after listening to this podcast, I have a feeling you'll struggle to do so yourself. Tag along with Adam and Patrick as they visit CEO Ted Adams and the IDW Publishing offices to discuss a little IDW history, the past and present of the publishing industry, and the Dewey Decimal System. If you're looking for the comics section, it's 741. Links: Ted Adams on Twitter: @therealtedadams IDW Publishing site Library of American Comics site Look! More Links! Intro & Outro Song: "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Outro Song Behind Vocals: "Backed Vibes (clean)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Transitions: InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org record_scratch.wav: nixphoeni / www.freesound.org
Langan Kingsley is back and beter than ever in one of our greatest episodes. You'll be crowing "modern classic!" along with the rest of every human being once you hear us rifle through such gems as: re-organizing the Dewey Decimal System, re-enactions of classic concerts, dugongs, and surgically transplanting Tom Hanks' arms from his shoulders to his hips so that he looks like a human plus-sign. Plus ten new, American, fresh, Fresh-american ideas. Pret a porter.
The Paunch Stevenson Show two-year anniversary special, part one! In this episode: the current top ten movies at the box office, Jack Palance and Ripley's Believe It or Not!, David Hasselhoff starring in an upcoming Anaconda sequel, the upcoming movie I Am Legend (2007) starring Will Smith, The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston, the upcoming movie Fred Claus (2007) starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, the onslaught of Bee Movie commercials, microfiche and microfilm, the Belleville Public Library in Belleville, NJ, in the 1990s, the Dewey Decimal System, horribly outdated computers in school, Belleville High School's CAD class, an old pen plotter from the 1970s, the uselessness of old computers, fanfold printer paper, Macintosh vs. PC prices, old computer gimmicks (RAM Doubler, Stacker, etc.), old internet service providers (Prodigy, Compuserve, etc.), and receiving free AOL discs in the mail. 58 minutes - paunchstevenson.com