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On Being with Krista Tippett
Michael Pollan and Katherine May - The Future of Hope 4

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 50:47


Michael Pollan is one of our most revelatory explorers of the interaction between the human and natural worlds — especially the plants with which we have, as he says, co-evolved — from food to caffeine to psychedelics. In this episode of our series, The Future of Hope, Wintering's Katherine May draws him out on the burgeoning human inquiry and science to which he's now given himself over — the transformative applications of altered states for healing trauma and depression, for end-of-life care — and the thrilling matter of grasping what consciousness is for. This is an informative, intriguing, utterly uncategorizable conversation.You may know Katherine May from her On Being conversation with Krista about “wintering” as a season in the natural world — and a recurrent season in every human life. She too operates out of a deep curiosity about the human mind — the remarkable complexity of mental states and well-being — informed in part by her own welcome mid-life diagnosis of autism and her love of cold-water swimming. Her books of fiction and memoir include: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, and Burning Out. She is also the editor of an anthology of essays about motherhood, called The Best, Most Awful Job. Her podcast is The Wintering Sessions.Michael Pollan is a professor at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His many bestselling books include The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, and most recently, This Is Your Mind on Plants. In 2020, he co-founded the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

The James Altucher Show
814 - Clay Martin: Is there going to be a second Civil War in US and how to prep for it?

The James Altucher Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 55:04


Will there be another Civil War here in the US? That has been the conversation that I've heard from either side of the political party?  Looking that what happened in 2020 and last year, all the violence, protest, looting, and civil unrest has made me worry! So I invited Clay Martin, a retired US Green Beret, and author, on to the show to discuss how likely will there be a Civil War? And why has it been the topic in the past couple of months? Also, if there's one, what would be the reason that caused it?We also talked about, if there will be one, how should we prepare for it? On top of that, we also talked about his book, Prairie Fire: Guidebook for Surviving Civil War 2.My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book!Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotify Follow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook

KEXP Song of the Day
Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:48


Ibibio Sound Machine - "Electricity," a 2021 single on Merge. Just about three years ago, when the world was in a very different place, KEXP celebrated International Clash Day by venturing across the pond to London for a showcase of upcoming artists that radiate the spirit of the Clash in vibrant, diverse ways. One of the most electrifying performances over those four days came from electro Afro-funk ensemble Ibibio Sound Machine. Fusing the polyrhythms of West African funk, highlife, disco, and post-punk, the Nigeria-born, London-based band light stages figuratively on fire with their genre-bending sound. This fall, the band released their first single since their 2019 LPDoko Mienwith a title fitting for a band with this much kinetic energy. “Electricity” sees Ibibio Sound Machine team up with Hot Chip for a pulsing electronic track with elements of West African instrumentation. ISM vocalist Eno Williams had this to say about “Electricity”: “Even in trying times, ‘without love, there's no electricity.' This one started out as an idea to mix Afrobeat with Giorgio Moroder–style synth vibes. The end section with Alfred's korego (Ghanaian 2-stringed folk guitar) solo was already there when we got into the studio, but then we added the big kick drum that happens underneath and Owen from Hot Chip's crazy drum machine percussion at the end, which gave it a futuristic Afro feel when mixed with the more talking drum parts.” Read the full post on KEXP.org Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KERA's Think
The miracle of electricity

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 34:41


Electricity makes our home appliances go, and it also animates the human body. Timothy J. Jorgensen is professor of radiation medicine and biochemistry and director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program at Georgetown University. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss advances in our understanding of the connection between electricity and the nervous system – and how these discoveries are changing how we live. His book is called “Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life.”

Putting It Together
The Barber and His Wife – Sweeney Todd (with Karen Unland)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 48:07


The rebuttal to No Place Like London. Karen Unland returns to discuss Sweeney Todd's worldview and how this song has echoes throughout the show. You can follow Karen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenUnlandAnd you can listen to the podcast she does with her daughter called That's a Thing?! here: https://thatsathing.transistor.fmYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out Kyle and Dave vs The Machine here: https://kdvstm.transistor.fm - a podcast where a sentient machine forces Kyle and Dave to watch films in order to prevent the apocalypse. Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

CX Chronicles Podcast
CXChronicles Podcast 152 with Sam Ruben, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mighty Buildings

CX Chronicles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 46:06


Hey CX Nation,In episode #152 of The CXChronicles Podcast we welcomed Sam Ruben, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mighty Buildings, based in Oakland, California. Sam Ruben brings a sustainability and innovation focus to everything he does. He is passionate that today's organizations consider sustainability as a core aspect, not merely as a moral principle but as an avenue towards an improved bottom line and increased brand value and overall customer & employee experiences.Sam worked with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative to develop a marketing plan to encourage fleet managers to buy EVs; helped the City of Berkeley launch its Open Data Portal, including developing focus groups and other community outreach strategies and attention-grabbing infographics; and developed an operations plan for a sustainable seaweed farm for Olazul which has since spun off a for-profit entity to bring the seaweed to market.His work has resulted in savings of more than (pay attention to these KPIs below):• $9,720,343• 19,298,227 kWh of Electricity• 51,133,599 gallons of Water• 21,045 therms of Natural Gas• 5,970 tons of Waste• 834,953 metric tons of CO2Sam and Adrian also chat through The Four CX Pillars: Team,  Tools, Process & Feedback to share some of the tips & tricks that have worked for Mighty Buildings as they've built & grown their business & team across the world.**Episode #152 Highlight Reel:**1. Building sustainable, high-quality, 3D printed homes to help save the environment  2.  Constructing a diverse, skilled, international team of SME's to create a distinct advantage 3.  What's the point of collecting all of the data in the world if you don't know how to share it? 4.  Why webbing and stitching your CX/CS strategy together is a team sport 5.  How unlocking your customer's passion points can change the world!Huge thanks to Sam for coming on The CXChronicles Podcast and featuring his work and efforts in pushing the sustainable, 3D printed housing & development space into the future.Click here to learn more about Sam RubenClick here to learn more about Mighty BuildingsIf you enjoy The CXChronicles Podcast, please stop by your favorite podcast player and leave us a review. This is the easiest way that we can find new listeners, guests and future CX'ers & Customer Success professionals to tune into our weekly customer focused business leader show. Be sure to grab a copy of our book "The Four CX Pillars To Grow Your Business Now" on Amazon & check out the CXChronicles Youtube channel for videos of all of our episodes, they're actually starting to stack up! Reach out to CXC at INFO@cxchronicles.com for more information about how we can help your team make customer happiness a habit!Support the show (https://cxchronicles.com/)

Energypreneurs
E099: The Future of Electricity is Distributed — even Hydropower

Energypreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 48:12


Emily Morris returned as a guest and updated me on Emrgy's latest projects and their expansion in New Zealand, South Africa, and Asia. She explained why she is convinced that the future of electricity is distributed. We discuss why the levelized cost of micro-hydropower could be between 2 to 6 cents a kWh, while the capital cost is relatively high ($1500 to $4000 per kW). We analyzed situations where micro-hydro hybrid systems can replace many small diesel generators. Please listen in to find out more. Connect with Sohail Hasnie: Facebook @sohailhasnie Twitter @shasnie LinkedIn @shasnie ADB Blog Sohail Hasnie  

Political Climate
How States Powered Climate Policy in 2021

Political Climate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 39:54


2021 was a productive year for climate policy – particularly for U.S. states. Both red and blue states passed ambitious climate bills last year. Several of the new laws address emissions from multiple sectors of the economy, include strong labor provisions and center environmental justice in meaningful ways.In the first Political Climate episode of 2022, we look at some of the biggest political wins of 2021 that took place around the country. From Oregon and Illinois joining the party on 100% emissions-free electricity, to a wide-ranging cap-and-trade bill in Washington and a net zero goal in North Carolina, there was no shortage of action.Host Julia Pyper speaks with Canary Media's Jeff St. John about key elements of these new state policies, how they came to pass, and why they're so significant. Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Poli_Climate.Recommended reading:Canary Media: The top 6 ambitious state climate laws passed in 2021Political Climate: Winning political messages with David RobertsCanary Media: Washington state now has the nation's most ambitious climate policyCanary Media: Illinois' new climate bill is ambitious, justice-focused and a model for the nationPolitical Climate is brought to you by Fischtank PR. From PR and digital marketing to content writing, the team at FischTank helps you develop a strategy of bringing your work to not only wider audiences, but the right audience. To learn more about FischTank's approach to cleantech and services, visit fischtankpr.comPolitical Climate is also brought to you by MCE. Today, MCE offers nearly 40 Bay Area communities almost twice the amount of renewable energy compared to the state average. The power of MCE is about more than clean energy — it's the power of people over profit. Learn more at mceCleanEnergy.org

Local Energy Rules
The Long Wait for Community Solar in Washington State

Local Energy Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 28:06


For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Mason Rolph discuss Olympia Community Solar, the organization's advocacy work, and why Washington needs a proper community solar program.… Read More

StarTalk Radio
Cosmic Queries – A Stellar New Year

StarTalk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 38:50


What will first contact with aliens be like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice say “Happy New Year!” by answering a grab bag of fan questions about aliens, string theory, moon landing skeptics, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-a-stellar-new-year/Thanks to our Patrons Mahina Knuckles, Robert Slosser, Brandon Herbst, Joshua DeNoyer, Chazz Gencarelli, christopher manley, Michelle Foster, Lunavyx, Kenneth Freeman, and Andrew Staupe for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Earth Wise
Solar Canopies | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 2:00


There are plenty of solar panels on residential rooftops but there are also increasing numbers of arrays of them on croplands, arid lands, and grasslands. Large solar arrays are mostly built in open spaces like these rather than in developed areas.  The reason is that it is cheaper to build on undeveloped land than on […]

This Date in Weather History
1978: Severe ice storm strikes N. Texas

This Date in Weather History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 2:28


In Dallas, Texas and across north Texas in the month of December the daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 62°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 74°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F as well, from 44°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 58°F. It does get cold on occasion though, with record low temperatures at the end of the month in the single digits and even a little below zero on some days. Snowfall can reach a couple inches. Cold air is easily pushed down the plains from Canada in the winter season. Often times this cold air only manages to penetrate the lowest several thousand feet – so it is close to the ground. When this happens and storms push moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico it falls as rain – yet with temperatures near the ground below freezing the rain freezes on all surfaces and causes ice. On December 31, 1978 a severe ice storm struck leaving 1” to 2" of ice over a 100-mile swath from Gainesville to Paris, Texas. Electricity was off for 10 days in parts of Dallas County. More than 2,000 people were treated for frostbite, automobile accidents or falling accidents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Putting It Together
The Ballads of Sweeney Todd (with Taylor Darden)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 86:55


The Ballad of Sweeney Todd starts off the show but then it's returned to a few times throughout. Taylor Darden joins Kyle to discus how this sets the tone of the musical and why it's used so effectively. You can find out more about Taylor Darden on his website: https://www.taylordarden.com/You can also enjoy his Sweeney Todd parody video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4wxvj2ujJ1Mt4Kecan6bVwYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Rümi - https://www.rumi.ca/ - Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time. Right now, you'll only find us in Calgary, Edmonton and the surrounding areas, but you'll be able to find us in other Alberta cities soon. By offering a range of home solutions, we express our true purpose—to provide the best, most complete, homeowner experience to all. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Love, Lust, and Laughter
Love, Lust and Laughter - 12.27.21

Love, Lust, and Laughter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 60:33


Intentional Pleasure with Masturbation & Vibrators   Masturbation is a touchy area! Dr. Carol Queen informs and entertains as she talks about masturbation and vibrators. She is Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations, a nationwide chain of sex toy stores. Since 1990 Dr. Carol has enjoyed a unique platform to focus on sex education and women's pleasure. She is also the historian and curator of GV's Antique Vibrator Museum in San Francisco. Her sex education is published in The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone. This is the ultimate how-to, why-to, what-to book about sex!   Dr. Carol the Historian: Masturbation therapy for women is not altogether new. Genital massage was a common medical treatment for sexually frustrated women going all the way back to Hippocrates' day. At the time, the doctors lacked batteries and so had to make do with fingers (or, often, those of a midwife). Electricity came along and by 1917 there were more electric vibrators than there were appliances! “Pelvic massage” for hysteria persisted all the way through the Victorian era and into the twentieth century. As a medical diagnosis, “hysteria” was removed from the DSM in 1980.   Dr. Carol and Dr. Diana discussed pleasure – our birthright – and how little focus there is on it in our sex education, in our culture, and among our medical practitioners. Because there is little attention to pleasure, arousal is not addressed. Sex toys can really assist with arousal! Excitement is higher partly because there is more blood flow to the genitals. The group of toys called the “clit suckers” are really HOT, and amp up the intensity!    2022 is just around the corner. What are your sexual intentions? The Sex and Pleasure Book ends with this:  “Forty years ago Good Vibrations dreamed of a radical life where pleasure was your birthright.  …  (you) desperately want to experience their authentic sexual selves … What do you think the future of sex will be? How do you see your own sexual future?”  

Unleashed the Jeremy Hanson show
Energy prices skyrocket and we now have the numbers

Unleashed the Jeremy Hanson show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 6:29


Energy prices skyrocket leaving American families scrambling to make ends meet. We now have the real numbers for American energy price increases!

Decouple
The Grim Fairy Tale of German Electricity feat. Noah Jakob Rettberg

Decouple

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:06


With the closure of three of Germany's remaining six nuclear reactors coming offline within the week, I am joined by Noah Jakob Rettberg, a young physics lab technician in training from Germany. He shares his perspective growing up embroiled in the anti-nuclear culture of Germany, as well as his impressive knowledge of the technical and political history of nuclear energy in the country.

Life In Paradise
#99 -Soros is buying local gubmints, ”republicans”have lost their minds, investing is more personal than sex, Biden used to be anti gay, The Great Electricity Settlement of 2021, Why is debt villified

Life In Paradise

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 31:09


#99 -Soros is buying local gubmints, "republicans"have lost their minds, investing is more personal than sex, Biden used to be anti gay, The Great Electricity Settlement of 2021, Why is debt vilified?

Innovation Now
Wet Cold Air

Innovation Now

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021


When you leave your car outside overnight in the cold, you often have to wipe off the windows in the morning.

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 33 | Please explain the exceptions in 230.40 in more detail

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 31:47


Listen as Paul Abernathy receives and answers another question submitted via PaulAbernathy.com. Today's podcast is explaining the exceptions found in 230.40 which pertain to the ability to have multiple service entrance conductor sets. Listen as Paul attempts to paint a mental picture to help the submitter understand the intent of 230.40 Exception 1 through 5.

Kyle and Dave vs The Machine
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Kyle and Dave vs The Machine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 79:03


A film where two loners drive Route 66. Kyle just wants to get his kicks. Dave doesn't trust hitchhikers. The Machine is in love with that GTO.You can follow us on Letterboxd to see the entire list of movies we've talked about: https://letterboxd.com/kdvstm/Watch the trailer for Two-Lane Blacktop here: https://youtu.be/Q4onX6ZDsZ0Our sponsors this week are:  The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out Putting It Together here: https://puttingittogether.transistor.fm - a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Send feedback to kyleanddavevsthemachine@gmail.comKyle and Dave vs The Machine is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comKeep up to date with Kyle and Dave vs The Machine by following its social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kdvstmInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kdvstm/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZKUfH0IOp-lH5OQdIpvLwPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/kdvstmThis week the Machine printed out: 01001001 00100000 01101100 01101001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01100010 01101001 01100111 00100000 01110011 01110100 01110010 01110101 01110100 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01101100 01101001 01100101 00101110 00100000 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Earth Wise
Batteries On Wheels | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 2:00


Transportation accounts for nearly a quarter of the direct carbon dioxide emissions coming from burning fuel.  As a result, electrification of transport is one of the major ways we can reduce emissions.  Increasing the number of electric vehicles over time is essential for meeting emissions targets. But electric vehicles have the potential to do more […]

The John Batchelor Show
Water for Jordan, Electricity for Israel. Manuel Trajtenberg, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 9:40


Photo: Water for Jordan, Electricity for Israel. Manuel Trajtenberg, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 ·         https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/11/23/israel-jordan-and-the-uaes-energy-deal-is-good-news/ ·         https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/lapid-in-egypt-to-meet-sisi-talk-hamas-hostages-688268 ·         https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/westbankandgaza/publication/economic-monitoring-report-to-the-ad-hoc-liaison-committee-november-2021 Professor (Emeritus) Manuel Trajtenberg became the Executive Director of Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) 

Mess Hall Podcast
207 Christmas 2021!

Mess Hall Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 21:22


Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported. Avery and Lena try Christmas goodies: eggnog ice cream, candy cane mini eggs, Ruby cocoa, gingerbread chocolate cookies, and a sugar cookie Hershey's bar. Our bonus item is blackberry hibiscus alkaline water. Follow us and send a message at: Twitter @themesshallpod Facebook @messhallpodcas Instrgram @messhallpod  email: messhallpodcast@gmail.com  Looking for a way to give back? ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. Donate to your favorite charity through ATB Cares and ATB will match 20% of every dollar donated to eligible Albertan charities. To learn more, and donate, visit atbcares.com. This episode is brought to you by Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Winter is coming and energy usage for all Albertans will be increasing, so now is a great time for listeners to look at their utility bills and ensure they are on the best plan. Albertans have a choice who they pay their utility bills to. Park Power is happy to provide free no-obligations comparisons. If you decide to switch providers, it's easy. And you can feel good knowing you are supporting a local business, and helping to give back to our communities with your utilities bills. Learn more at parkpower.ca

Local Energy Rules
Can More Competition Fix an Outdated Energy System?

Local Energy Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 55:27


For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast from the Building Local Power Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Chris Villarreal discuss the electricity market and how it insulates utility companies from competition.… Read More

Radio Islam
Part 3: Local politics and governance - Hafiz Ebrahim Moosa

Radio Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 17:34


*2021 was an election year *Electricity, water and energy crisis *Corruption still features significantly

The Kim Monson Show
A Question of Power

The Kim Monson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 56:14


Check out kimmonson.com for new op-eds by Rick Turnquist, Exactly Wrong – Democrats and Crime, and by Patti Kurgan, Kings of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  The Left continues their push towards socialism as they view everyday people with disdain.  Socialism comes down to force and if successful, will collapse the economy.  Each of us must work for the American Idea and individual liberty by choosing one government entity and watching, engaging, and reporting to others the policies advocated and implementing by these PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interested Parties).  Turns out Colorado is not the gold standard for election integrity as the Heritage Foundation report on election integrity ranks Colorado 34th in the nation.  The state of Michigan is in a court case to defend keeping dead people on Michigan's voter rolls.  The CDC and FDA massage the narrative as adverse reactions to the COVID vaccinations increase, including death.  VAERS is a voluntary database to report reactions to vaccines.  VAERS is a useful tool.  A myocarditis death in New Zealand is reported after the man received the Pfizer vaccination.  Ping Pong Polis redefines “vaccinated” as having three shots; this after stating the pandemic is over a few weeks ago.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is texting parents of children over the age of 5 who have not been vaccinated.  Show sponsor Kimberlee Bell, owner of Kunjani Coffee, shares the latest happenings at Kunjani Coffee. Visit the website for daily specials.  Kimberlee's favorite is Warm Hugs. Guest Robert Bryce, Texas-based author, journalist, film producer, host of the Power Hungry podcast and author of his new book A Question of Power:  Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, discusses energy inequality with Kim.  The powerful, radical left environmentalists are working via policy to import energy poverty to our present day reliable, affordable, efficient and abundant energy in America.  The failed European energy policies have won favor by the radical left and must be stopped if America is to continue with our prosperity.  Electricity is a refined form of energy that must be used the instant it is produced and relies on a well-maintained electrical grid system.  Colorado is a key state regarding energy development, production and policy as it is the sixth largest gas producer in the United States.  If the extreme environmentalists are successful in destroying gas and oil production in Colorado, they will export it to other states.  Colorado HB10-1365 triggered shutting down coal production in Colorado and PBIs are using it as a template to destroy the gas and oil sector.  Colorado is the first in the nation to adopt a set of regulations to cut methane emissions.  Eighty percent of our primary energy comes from hydrocarbons and forecasts indicate that demand will continue to increase; this is the highest demand ever on record.  Capital is misappropriated as $66 billion was spent on ineffective wind and solar energy while capital investment in the gas and oil industry is drying up.  A new secular religion, growing in popularity, has emerged where we are to repent to the earth and attack our industrial sector.  In conclusion, Robert recommends his documentary, Juice: H

Good Morning Africa
Uganda Tops the Electricity Regulatory Index for a forth time. Lessons for Africa.

Good Morning Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 7:49


Since its launch in 2018, the Electricity Regulatory Index has highlighted aspects of electricity regulation that need reform, identified appropriate areas for intervention, and encouraged stakeholders to be proactive in addressing challenges.Uganda features as our case study on what can be done better .

Unplugged
BONUS EPISODE: Hugo's Heroes: Part 3

Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 15:53


CEO Doug Johnson joins the podcast to discuss the behind the scenes work that occurred during Hurricane Hugo. If you've followed our mini-series, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Master The NEC Podcast
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 30 | Supply-Side Objectional Current Question

Master The NEC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 41:30


Listen as Paul Abernathy tackles another question submitted to the Ask Paul Portal at www.PaulAbernathy.com. All sponsored by Electrical Code Academy, Inc. Today's episode asks about the issue or potential issue of objectionable current on the supply-side of service by creating parallel paths. Listen as Paul explains his thoughts.

The Bledsoe Show
How to Be Your Own Scientist

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 74:19


00:00.00 Max Shank Ladies and gentlemen welcome back to Monday morning with max and mike today I'm very excited because we are going to talk about how to be your own scientist. This is a subject very near and dear to my heart because unfortunately there are. No shortcuts. It would be so nice if we could just all be told what exercises to do and what foods to eat at what time but we are unique individuals and there's no way that you're going to put a broad. General piece of advice that works for everybody. You cannot apply the same solution to everyone so that is why you must take responsibility to be your own scientist and today we're going to talk about that mike nice to see you again. 00:53.66 mikebledsoe Good to see you max. And yeah, I'm excited about this topic because um, I'm somebody who's very comfortable experimenting on myself I know you are as well and so. A lot of times when I look around at the world and people are confused about something. It's it's hard for me to understand why they're confused I go well why don't you just try it out and then find out if it works for you or not in the way you want it to work and yet people are still waiting for there to be. A mountain of evidence or their favorite journalist to make an article about a single study that's going to convince them that this is the way to move forward and 1 thing I want to mention is you know we we're doing this because we. Well I'm doing this because I want to warn people of the dangers of going with the flow of the rest of society and if we're going to take a really broad view of ah science I mean science is really about discovery. Um, people are looking for things that are true. Ah and truth hides in plain sight as results and so ah, most scientific inquiry isolates and really goes deep into a single thing. But if you want to zoom out and you want to use the scientific lens to just say what are the results that exist in the world today then you would get that you may not find out everything that contributed to creating those results but you could at least be present with the results and that's 1 of the things that i. I see is missing in our society is just this this lack of acknowledgement of what is so ah I won't say science is failing because science is just a tool It's what we use but I I think as a society we're failing. Because even though we supposedly have the most advanced advanced science on the planet. At this point we have the most widespread obesity diabetes mental health challenges everything that science claims to have answers for and ah. Science doesn't claim anything because it's not a person but people like to claim that they represent science and then and then make bold claims for everybody. It's a really sad state because what we see is the the general result is mainstream understanding. 03:38.60 mikebledsoe Ah, and you don't want to go with that if you want to be average look at the average they're they're sick and almost dead. Ah then go for it. But if you don't want to be average. You have to be your own scientist. 03:51.90 Max Shank Well I generally agree with what you're saying I think it's important to define our terminology a little bit and there are 2 things that really stuck out to me there number 1 is you either mean science as a field. Like there are the sciences. There are physical sciences, social sciences and actually that's the main problem that we're in. So if you remember anything about this first bit. It's that our physical sciences have advanced astronomically literally astronomically. But our social sciences are retarded in in the most literal sense of the word, our social science progress is in the basement that progress has been slowed down or retarded when. You think of science what you probably are referring to is the scientific method which involves number 1 observing what's going on around you to a hypothesis which is basically a guess so all science starts with paying attention. And then guessing and then you run an experiment and you record the results and that's the scientific Method. It's supposed to inform you based on a repeatable experiment when unfortunately right now right. The word science is used more like a political tool or a persuasive tool just the same way if some guy is in a long white lab coat. You are maybe more likely to believe what he's going to say so it's important that we don't conflate or. As mike says the collapse distinction between the science and the scientific method. And yeah. 05:43.87 mikebledsoe Well I think yeah Science I think using the word scientific field is good because that refers to a group of people who may identify as scientists and then they they collaborate in some way but because it's a organization or or ah, a. There's a large large organization. There's subsets of organizations and some are recognized more widely than others but the scientific field is wrought with ah policy so inside there there is um. Policy is driving so much of what what research is being conducted. What research is published. There's There's all these things ah science that there is not a there is a governor that is being put on science by policy and So. Ah, the the it's fueled by dollars. But but the reason we have an I R B We have a ah ah review board is to make sure that we're not inhumanely experimenting on people or or something like that. But that same review board. 06:40.72 Max Shank Well, it's fueled by dollars right? I mean just like anything else. There's an incentive. 06:55.26 Max Shank Right. 07:00.27 mikebledsoe On The flip side may also limit ah research that a lot of times limits new research because if you want to if you want to jump into something that's too far of a gap between what's already being studied. Then a lot of times that won't get moved forward. 07:18.81 Max Shank Yeah, and you don't have to only think of what are traditionally scientific fields like physics and chemistry and computer technology. In fact, 1 of the. Best books I've ever read is called scientific advertising and he approaches advertising in a very methodical and scientific way using the scientific method hence the name. So I think 1 of the things that we're talking about today is applying that scientific method. To as many parts of your own life as possible and it doesn't need to be such a heavy word either. It really comes down to paying attention and reviewing what the results actually were for you right. 08:06.79 mikebledsoe Yeah I I was at a talk this past weekend I went to and a conference and first conference I've been to in a couple years it was it was a lot of fun. Ah, but what we got talking about was the well. What. 1 woman. She gave a presentation about how to how women need to be experimenting on themselves because the majority of research that's been conducted has been on men and then not only that ah the fda up until ninety ninety 3 made it they they. Made it where there was going to be no clinical studies on women who ah were pregnant or had who had gotten pregnant during any of the research trials and so it's basically illegal to conduct clinical research on pregnant women and then. Because women could get pregnant. No 1 wanted to do research on women because they could just lose all their subjects and I've been a part of of studies before research studies and just getting the subjects for your study are is difficult enough. So the majority of that's been done for men and so. 09:21.12 Max Shank 1 with women. The hormone fluctuations can be so dramatic throughout a month due to the natural cycle that they have to throw that data out anyway. 09:23.20 mikebledsoe Um. 09:32.15 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's a 28 day cycle whereas men have a 24 hour cycle. Um, and there there is variation over I think a seventy 2 hour day period for men but it's so small by comparison. Um, so man, why was I getting into that. 09:46.59 Max Shank Um, for me. 09:52.30 mikebledsoe Um. 09:52.31 Max Shank How how they make the measurements how they do the scientific studies difference between men and women. 09:58.41 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, there was somewhere I was going with that and I I lost it. It'll come back. 10:06.70 Max Shank I think we can kind of segue though into the ability to decipher. What's going on in these scientific studies I think the number 1 thing with any new piece of information. Absolutely number 1 thing doesn't matter if it's an article, a new story scientific study. You got to look at the incentive is who is to gain the most from this bit of information and unfortunately. You can prove almost anything with statistics. In fact, 1 of my favorite quotes is a mark twain quote you have lies damn lies and statistics and oftentimes you can set up the study itself. To prove exactly what you want to prove like I could easily prove that leg presses are better than squats or vice versa depending on what I decided to measure so it's very interesting to look at the way that people use. Scientific studies to back up their argument and it makes sense because as far as persuasion is concerned. It is 1 of the best things 1 of the best ways to persuade is to say this is proven to work and that's actually the main reason why most people aren't willing. To take a scientific approach to their life. They want to outsource that science to somebody else because if I say hey mike you know I got this? Ah great exercise plan. there's ah there's a good chance. It's not going to work for you. But by the end of it. We might have an idea what will work for you versus. If I say mike I have this scientifically proven plan if you just follow it. You are guaranteed results because you know sixty percent of other people got results. But. 12:02.87 mikebledsoe Yeah I think I think a lot of people don't don't are not friendly. Experimenting on themselves because of their association. Well, there's no guarantee but there's no so there's an association with not getting the desired result. 12:12.43 Max Shank There's no guarantee. 12:21.90 mikebledsoe With failure instead of really being able to view it as a test I don't think that yeah that people are people our our culture has been raised and educated in a fashion that makes ah not getting the desired result. 12:25.33 Max Shank It's the fomo. 12:38.14 mikebledsoe And it makes you a bad person like there's there's this, there's this association with that and they don't know what we do is We have a whole culture of people who don't know how to test what works for them because they don't It's It's so much safer to go with the mainstream I mean. Ah. 12:39.52 Max Shank He failed. 12:57.40 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean who yeah, it's safer just to be the average kid in the classroom. Yeah, you'll fit in. 13:01.39 Max Shank What you'll fit in right? It's fascinating because most of the study and I'm just going to use like exercise and nutrition as examples most of the time you can easily prove that 1 thing is better than another thing. But it's so so difficult to prove with any kind of randomized control study that something is better than many other things so you end up with these studies that are very um, we'll just call it like tunnel vision. For lack of a better word right? So it's like we have proven that squats are better than leg presses and I'm I'm sure we could pull several of our friends. On this podcast and they would conclusively be like yeah dude squats are way better than Leg presses I mean this has been put to bed and I'm like for who though and over what period of time because it's so difficult to get participants to do something for a long period of time. Usually these studies are like. 12 weeks at the longest. It's really difficult to figure out what's going to be overall best for strength and longevity and plus as you and I both know a lot of the strength gains come after years and years not after just a few weeks so there are so many considerations here that it should inform your experiment but you should not believe that it is going to provide you with the same result because in fact, no matter what the odds are. It's still pretty much going to be a coin flip about whether squats or leg presses are going to be better for you as an individual because there are 2 outcomes that it could be either. Squats will be better for you or leg presses or a combination of each right? but we can't test that because it makes the research too complicated. So you might have a person who would be way better off doing leg presses but the study showed that only like ten percent of people do better with leg presses. You follow what I'm saying here and then. 15:18.89 mikebledsoe Me. 15:22.95 Max Shank Of course this doesn't take into consideration at all that sled pushes and lunges might have been better than both squats and leg presses. So you end up getting tunnel vision because now you have put your belief. You've put your faith into this study. So now you may plug away because. I I believe this the scientists are correct. They obviously have no incentive other than informing me of what is true. So now you are going to be because you're going to stop looking now, you're going to stop doing your due diligence and the same thing is true with nutrition. Because peanuts are either a protein packed health food or instant death depending on the severity of your peanut allergy so you have to do your own experiment because the same thing is true with with any substance and we haven't even gotten into the less. Tangible things that are more qualitative like what exercise do you enjoy doing like the reality is if even if Backsquats are better than tennis I'm I'm just not going to do years and years of back squats like I don't care I find it boring i. 16:39.63 mikebledsoe Yeah, go ahead? yeah. 16:39.86 Max Shank Don't want to do it and I'm a pretty motivated guy so you gotta look at you gotta look at what will work practically for you rather than trying to be more absolutist about which is better than what because it's gonna be different for you. As an individual so there's no way to get around it unless you're willing to accept a worse result for yourself. 17:05.14 mikebledsoe Yeah, the something you said that really stuck out to me is talking about Tunnel vision. Um, that happens another other thing that contributes to tunnel vision in regard to research 3 things I want to cover is ah. And meanalysis outliers in isolation and so ah, when research is being conducted when a single study is being conducted. Ah if there's an outlier someone who falls. Ah so far enough outside of the bell curve. They just cut them out of study altogether like it just aren't even there and so ah and it will not make it into the published study. It's not even acknowledged how many people may have been cut due to being an outlier. Um. 17:43.82 Max Shank Her. 17:59.89 mikebledsoe And it's really up to the scientist who's conducting the study which as we know humans you know tend to be biased and by by many different things and so 1 is we must be aware of the outliers and you you got to understand that you may be the outlier. 18:17.70 Max Shank Um, yeah, peanut might kill you. 18:19.51 mikebledsoe So peanut might kill you might make a hundred other people stronger it'll you'll die. Um, the other 1 is the other thing I want to talk about was well isolation science is really good at isolating something but as you were talking about. 18:23.26 Max Shank Ah. 18:37.66 mikebledsoe You're going to be able to find a study that compares back squats to leg press. But you're not going to find a study that compares back squats to leg press which the when the back squat was combined with the lunges and the leg press was combined with the sled push and. 18:53.24 Max Shank Can't control that many variables possible. 18:54.77 mikebledsoe Too many variables. So like the whole point of this like the scientific method by its design because it was designed by human beings by its design is really good at isolating incredibly good isolating and this is something I I really want people to understand. Is if you want to isolate. It's it's the best. But if you want to integrate it you you have to start making a lot of guesses and this is where the the N equals 1 comes in the the self experimentation because ah, you. You're the only 1 that's going to log that much care and time and into the research of yourself I mean what max was saying too the majority of studies are only 12 weeks long because it it gets really expensive for 1 to to be able to pay people and. You know that just whatever it just gets expensive energy wise time wise and then yeah who's you know? and so now if you want a longer term Study. You're gonna have to have a lot more money. Um. 19:52.83 Max Shank And that's where the incentives come into play too where who's funding that study. 20:02.89 Max Shank How many people how many people out there just have free cash and are like let's honestly just see what happens with it I don't I don't care if it disproves my strong incentive. It's so rare for that to happen. It's almost never going to happen. 20:16.58 mikebledsoe So yeah, no, No so ah, it's yeah, incredibly good at ah yeah, the the the isolation I mean Also yeah is. Is. It's a small window in time twelve weeks if we talk about just fitness because that's all the research that I was involved with was all fitness based and I it became obvious to me that it was such a short period of time. How are we really getting the results. We're looking for. Um, and. 20:51.48 Max Shank It should only inform your guess it should only inform your hypothesis for what you do yourself and there's a huge difference between the scientific method in terms of ah, proving that. Electricity and magnetism are the same Force. You know the the stuff that we the science that is done to build a telephone that can wirelessly transmit video in real time is very different than the. I I don't even like to call it science that we do for ah random control trials because these trials end up having to be interpreted in statistics and that's where you can very easily. Fabricate a different reality than what is going on So There's a really big difference between doing the experimental science where it is repeatable to the point where you get the same result every single time you know like buoyancy is so clearly Measurable. Electric Force Magnetic Force electromagnet. That's so measurable and so repeatable and so consistent. But this whole idea of getting a big group and then being able to very easily manipulate statistics to your advantage I mean that's. That's like pseudoscience to me and I'm sure a lot of people would really hate to hear me say that but it's so easy to manipulate statistics under the guise that you have done good science. 22:35.86 mikebledsoe Yeah, so I want to differentiate something here. Um, and that is a single study versus a metaanalysis and so ah the when I when I was in school I went through ah a scientific methods class. 22:45.58 Max Shank This. 22:55.36 mikebledsoe Um, and between that class and another class I had in grad school I I created 2 lit reviews and which was which is basically ah a metaanalysis and that is I looked at over 1 ah hundred studies on a specific subject and then. I basically told a story about what it means. That's what ah, that's what that is and so something very interesting happened is well once I got into the studies themselves I realized it really became apparent that. 23:16.64 Max Shank 1 and then i. 23:31.90 mikebledsoe Finding consistency between studies was not as easy as I would have liked to have been um and then ah I conducted I conducted the analysis. I wrote the lit review and in 1 of my classes someone did a lit review on the same exact thing ah on the same exact topic and I'm telling you what I put some time into this some effort I was I was. Honest about it I wanted to impress my classmates I wanted to impress my professor I wanted to do it right? and I bet you the other guy did too the results incredibly different, incredibly different on what we've. Our suggestions on how this research should be applied between the 2 of us there's over 200 and fifty different studies that were cited and we came up with different meaning because that's what we that's it's it's sense making of. 24:29.88 Max Shank Ah. 24:36.50 Max Shank Um, did you meta did you me analyze the same studies. Ah, that's the 1 interesting thing about meta-analysis because you can say we we evaluated. 24:40.47 mikebledsoe Ah, no, no, but it was the same. 24:51.90 Max Shank 3 hundred studies and they all proved the same thing meanwhile there are 7 hundred other studies that they just didn't evaluate that proved the exact opposite thing. 24:56.91 mikebledsoe Well well that was that was the thing is I I was under time constraints. You know we're doing this in a single semester I found over 1000 studies I could have referenced but I just couldn't I just don't have the time to do that and that also happens in science. It. 25:04.50 Max Shank Murder. 25:14.38 Max Shank What are you a slow reader or something you can't read a thousand studies like you don't care about the results man. 25:16.54 mikebledsoe And what. Ah, well and here's the thing is it's cherry pick and it's always cherry picked and whether it's an intentional cherry picking based on Bias or it's cherry picking based on just saying I think this is the best ones to choose from because we have a. 25:26.67 Max Shank Of course. 25:37.59 mikebledsoe Have a specific limitation which life is limitation and so that's not going away maybe with quantum computing that could that could change. Ah so I I really like that that really highlighted to me is when I when I started looking at the studies and then. Not only that the studies that I chose something that I learned during that process were studies and of course I believe my shit was more accurate but the studies that I end up choosing had methods used that I felt were applicable to. Athletes and so I wasn't just randomly selecting studies I was like look if I'm gonna be looking at weight lifters I'm not going to be looking at a leg press I'm gonna be looking at a squat instead. So um, so that's that's another thing that really got highlighted to me was. 26:26.96 Max Shank Right? um. 26:36.75 mikebledsoe Ah, the methods matter and most people only read the summary they may read the abstract which is the explanation of the the big picture paragraph about you know how we're conducting this study and all that and then there's the summary. Most people read The. The abstracting summary and they probably don't even read all of that and then they come up with some type of conclusion and so huh it is hard. It's hard I mean it's it's not is it. 26:59.63 Max Shank To be fair, it is really hard. It's really hard like I've I've gone down I've gone down that rabbit hole man reading those studies is so difficult like I I want to poke my eyeballs out. 27:13.68 mikebledsoe So yeah I probably read yeah I've read over yeah I read over 1000 I I know I've read at least a thousand and and yeah, it's I have no interest in. 27:18.88 Max Shank With a fork by the time I've read like 10 of them. It's like ridiculous. 27:30.81 mikebledsoe I don't I don't enjoy it but I still have to look at research at times because I go I gotta know I gotta know but what I what I realized is ah in inside of that I started I started paying attention to when Journalists would write an article about. 27:35.35 Max Shank It's horrible. It's horrible. Yeah. 27:50.48 mikebledsoe Ah study and that it it was it was after that class and I remember reading. Ah you know the eggs were bad for you in the New York times. Yeah, and but I read it and I go I go. 27:50.17 Max Shank Oh god. 27:59.29 Max Shank Oh no, not this again. 28:07.60 mikebledsoe I'm probably the only person on the planet's going to click the citation and look at the actual study and I remember clicking the study and reading it and going. Wow these people really we got I got back down to the isolation thing which is. Ah, you know?? Ah, they weren't even talking about nutrition in the study they were just talking about they were testing something else and it is ah it was a huge extrapolation ah in order There was this huge gap in logic that needed to be crossed. 28:37.80 Max Shank Oh it's crazy. 28:45.25 mikebledsoe In order to come up with a summary because the scientists do this. The fucking scientists will they'll have a solid everything and then they get it a summary and I read the summary and I and I go I don't even know I'm not I'm reading it I'm going I can tell this scientist is Biased. So so we got this. So we we look at this is how how's it like to your point how is it funded. What are the other biases that might be with the scientists we've seen this a lot with like plant-based diet advocate science scientists. Ah. 29:04.48 Max Shank I think. 29:22.28 mikebledsoe How many what other biases might they have then they which may influence what data they include in the study and what they don't then not only that all they gotta do no matter what the study actually shows what they put in their summary is probably gonna get. The the most amount of attention and then you go from a scientist with biases that then makes it to a journalist who knows squat about they don't know shit about science or the scientific method and then they write an article based on their bias and so there's this. 29:57.74 Max Shank It's all cuts the C word I think we know no ah it's the now causation and correlation I think that is the big leap. 30:00.14 mikebledsoe What's the C word. 30:04.76 mikebledsoe I. You know. 30:13.64 Max Shank That's the biggest leap I see in these ah these I'll tell you these guys are real jerks ah who confuse correlation with causation because that is such an unreal difference. Between correlation and causation because even something like cigarettes and I I don't smoke cigarettes I smoked 1 menthilated one half of 1 menthilated cigarette in my whole life and it was okay and I wasn't like dying to do more of it. But this whole idea. Like when you really like dig into it. Cigarette smoking is just correlated with death from like cancer heart disease and things like that they haven't actually proven that it causes it and the difference between causation and correlation is so freaking. Huge. Because you look at something like cigarette smoking people who smoke cigarettes are less likely to exercise cardiovascularly they're more likely to make poor food choices. They're more likely to overeat they're more likely to be stressed out. There are all these I don't know if that last 1 is actually true. 31:16.90 mikebledsoe A. 31:28.43 mikebledsoe It take any more sugar I imagine I mean just you said poor diet but I mean sugar is a huge inflammatory. 31:29.28 Max Shank I take that 1 back. 31:35.67 Max Shank Right? So what I'm saying is it's that leap from correlation to causation is like 1 of the most evil things that is done because you like you said you might have a perfectly legitimate study beforehand and then they're like. Coming out with this article that says Salt kills ten percent of americans I'm like or ten percent are you that was an actual article by the way Salt kills ten percent of americans meanwhile you go to Korea they have like triple the salt consumption and way less death. So how do you harmonize. Those 2 inequalities right? So that I think that's a big ah key point correlation versus causation. 32:21.60 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean I'm I'm gonna go ahead and put it out there because I know you know we we will dance around it but like the died with Covid versus died from Covid it. It's the the correlation. 32:32.66 Max Shank I Know it's horrifying. 32:37.61 mikebledsoe The correlation is spelled out in the like title of the report and is ah people are people are believing that it's causing it and so someone's yes, right. 32:44.54 Max Shank Whoa. 32:49.79 Max Shank But that doesn't help with the death counter that doesn't help with the huge death counter in the side corner. 32:56.66 mikebledsoe Yeah, the depth that yeah, it's It's not as sensational I know but ah well and here's the thing is lot anytime I I bring this up with certain people and they have just tried to fire hos me with all sorts of shit after that I'm like look look I'm just saying it's it's I'm not lying like I'm not making this up I'm just saying. This is the actual report and this is what they've been saying on even on the news like like but then they go Yeah, but it's caused I'm like no no, no, no, no with not from and it's um, and then the politicians picked it up now if you're a scientist who's studying this shit. 33:19.67 Max Shank Ah, it's insane. 33:32.63 Max Shank Oh god. 33:35.83 mikebledsoe If you're a scientist that's studying this and you're getting paid to study. It would do you think maybe you would have a bias. What do you think? what do you think? what do you? which scientists think do you think are getting paid the best right now. 33:44.41 Max Shank We all do man. 33:52.40 Max Shank But probably the ones reminding people to drink enough water and get sunshine. It's highly highly Monetizable Strategy hey you know all that stuff that's free that you don't do start doing it again by the way that'll be zero dollars. 34:00.20 mikebledsoe I. 34:10.65 mikebledsoe Ah, here. 34:10.21 Max Shank Like what it's ah no, it's It's totally insane. Um that that has been allowed to happen and like I I could talk about this I I mean we all are right? um. 34:19.46 mikebledsoe Well who's allowing it to happen. Yeah, it's this is this is the general population it. It is because because they're not trying to hide it. They're saying died with and and yet the average the average person is just not educated well enough. 34:28.87 Max Shank The the now. Well if if science if the science that you're doing or the scientific method that you're doing is ah dependent. 34:38.96 mikebledsoe Think that's part of it. 34:46.13 Max Shank On Inflammatory rhetoric and like a constant bombardment of propaganda you should probably go back to your fucking research phase and do a different experiment because it's not ah, it's not really working and actually I think that. Ah. 34:50.10 mikebledsoe Um. 35:04.10 Max Shank I heard 1 of the most ridiculous phrases I've ever heard in my life in the last little bit of history which is ah trust science or even trust the science now that is ridiculous because that only means ah well 2 things is funny about that. Number 1 that means trust the scientists who are talking right? It doesn't have anything to do with trust the science because you would have to be trusting the result of the experiment and you would have to understand that experiment to be able to do that and the second funny thing is um. The whole reason we do science is because we don't trust the whole purpose of science is to verify like it's the most meaningless ridiculous rhetorical phrase I've ever heard in my life has no bearing in reality whatsoever and you hear um, stupid people parroting it back. 35:46.30 mikebledsoe You know. 36:01.55 Max Shank Like they know what the fuck is going on. It's because no 1 wants to just say you know what? Ah gosh I don't really know and it it makes sense because we want to stay part of the tribe and we don't want to seem stupid right? So it's like. 36:16.27 mikebledsoe You know so. 36:20.42 Max Shank No, no, no, not yeah I trust that what what are you anti-science anti-vaccine and of course those are broad generalizations that it has to do a little bit with attention inflation like we talked about a little bit before how. If I say there's an imminent hurricane. That's a more exciting weather story then it's going to be sunny today and you'll probably click on the like imminent hurricane. So it's this race for the most outrageous deadly stuff but the same thing is true in America we're talking about right. The same thing is true in America that was true before is the biggest threat to your health is yourself like if you look at all the ways that people die um suicide beats murder like 4 to 1 maybe even 5 or 8 to 1 now. It's ridiculous like we kill ourselves way more than each other directly. With like ah, a bath with the toaster or whatever and not only that all of the ways that people die. It's like so ridiculous to like to fight heart disease like how are you going to fucking fight heart disease like who are you going to punch like it's ridiculous The whole thing is like fighting sickness isn't the same as promoting health and all of these things like we're gonna battle Diabetes. We're gonna battle heart disease and it's like no dude that person has been killing themselves for 20 years by eating shitty food not exercising. Not expressing themselves authentically not having a close group of friends that promotes that sort of healthy active behavior like it's not fucking rocket surgery here. It's no ah, it's no surprise that people are dying a little prematurely but we get so. Honed in on these ways that people die kind of like where you're taught we like to isolate. We're like we got to fight hard to so then you know suddenly the egg with cholesterol is like going to kill you the egg that's be afraid of eggs of all the things to be afraid of you should be. Terrified of the damage that you are doing to yourself not of a fucking egg. 38:38.10 mikebledsoe Yeah, well you know fighting a war on something is super super popular and was that okay we got out so far all right? so that what there used to be a war. Well well we used to have a war. We used to. 38:43.79 Max Shank Even profitable Also Profitable war on drugs I think that's ah we lost. 38:54.90 mikebledsoe Have Wars with other countries. It was like Kings we're having Wars with other kings and then it was it was countries were having Wars with each other and then ah yeah, and then and then we had to get really creative and start having Wars on ideas like the concept of drugs the concept of. Terrorism The constant is like like you can just ah fucking you can attack anybody at that point if you convince people that that we're fighting a war on terrorism all got do is say that there are terrorists. We're gonna fight the war on Covid we're going to that makes you might be an enemy if you get put into the Anti-vaxer ah category. Ah you. 39:36.59 Max Shank Um, isn't the war on terror hilarious. What's scarier than that the war on terror is fucking terrifying. There's there's no greater terrorist organization than the media. No 1 has terrorized more people than the media. 39:43.49 mikebledsoe Um, well the problem a problem with no greater. 39:54.15 Max Shank They scare people into promoting a war. We should not be in they scare people into being like oh yeah, you better frisk my asshole before I get on the airplane like Jesus there's nothing scarier than like the constant but like the war on terror is such an epic failure. The war on drugs. 40:04.79 mikebledsoe A. 40:12.45 Max Shank Such an epic failure I mean there are real actual problems in the world and we're like hey are you are you smoking grass. Well let's put you in prison for that like the war on. Are you kidding me? Meanwhile we're going to sell trillions of dollars in opiates. 40:25.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 40:32.39 Max Shank Because you know the way that we practice medicine here isn't that we talk to you about a more active lifestyle or um, you know, physical therapy type exercise maybe putting your feet in the dirt. We're just going to drug you like of course like there's no There's no money in it. That's why you got to fall on the incentive like you know all of this gets erased by a simple phrase which is buyer beware and the truth is there are people who are going to swindle you. There are people who call up an old lady at home and they're like ah you're. Daughter needs a thousand dollars to get bailed out of Mexico you better wire it right away and you know what the lady does it. There are people out there to swindle you on the low level and there's a great big swindle at the upper levels too. So it's your responsibility as a consumer. To decide what you believe like it's no, it's no surprise that buy and believe are synonyms like if someone tells you a story that you don't believe you say I don't buy it so that's that's the whole thing is like it's up to you to decide what story you're going to put faith into. And quite frankly, you're better off believing basically nothing you hear and just being a little bit more of a scientist yourself to see what the results actually are and I know that's harder it is harder. You get a better result, but it is harder. 42:04.57 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, there's ah, there's also I mean this this brings me back I'm I'm going to rewind a little bit here but the we've talked about the victim villain Hero the Drama Triangle and people. 42:06.92 Max Shank Also watch out for eggs. 42:19.90 Max Shank Ah. 42:24.27 mikebledsoe People want there to be something to demonize something to villainize something to vilify so that yeah and so I mean ah you know Covid's the enemy. So now the scientists are the heroes. 42:29.50 Max Shank So they can be the hero. 42:39.29 Max Shank Um, I'm the Hero eggs are the enemy also Salt but my breakfast is just out to get me. 42:42.25 mikebledsoe And ah, eggs are the enemy. Yeah yeah, so whoever figured that out. Um, yeah, eggs and bacon I'm fucked man and ah constant barrage. Ah yeah, but it's it's interesting that these Wars went from ah these countries fighting each other which is really just governments in disagreement. 42:53.76 Max Shank Um, ah. 43:10.48 mikebledsoe Convincing the population to go fight for them. Ah, and I was 1 of the suckers. So I'll be the first raised my hand and ah and then we go from like ah yeah, the war on drugs the war on poverty. Ah that that fucking I think this. 43:16.60 Max Shank Yeah. 43:25.23 Max Shank Um. 43:29.98 mikebledsoe People in San francisco been fighting the war on poverty harder than anybody they've got more money doing and yes, they they got the worst homeless population. Ah we haven't won a war in a while. It's been a. 43:33.00 Max Shank Um, when was the last war we won I don't think we've ever like won ah won 1 of those wars with the like a nebulous enemy like poverty is kind of a nebulous enemy. 43:48.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's not. It's not really the the last the last thing the last time we had a war with anything was what and they didn't we didn't say it was a war on this person because it would be against geneva convention rules. 43:51.85 Max Shank Like how would we even know that we won how would we even know that we won. 44:07.10 mikebledsoe But the United states waged war against osama bin laden and it was the first time in history that a country waged war on 1 person and they called it terrorism because they wanted to make it look a lot bigger than it was because they had a hard time getting him. So. The are. 44:25.52 Max Shank that's um That's amazing that's like I'm not a I'm not pro-terrorism from anyone but but if you have like a whole country you wage war on you. That's like remember grand theft auto. When you would get like five five stars five cop level at at you you know I'm talking about you know that game having it was it was just like an increasing amount like if you just like. 44:46.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, Matt not actually I didn't play that much I know what the game is though. 44:56.75 Max Shank I don't know punch a hooker or something and get like a half a star and the police are kind of looking out for you and then if you like Rocket launcher a helicopter or something you get like a lot of so you get like 5 star. So that's when you got like the whole swat team coming after you I played this game like 5 times but this is all I remembered I just wanted to get as much havoc as possible. 44:59.90 mikebledsoe Ah. 45:16.30 Max Shank If you're 1 guy and you have a whole country declare war on you. You know you've done something to get their attention. 45:22.47 mikebledsoe Yeah, and it's and it's curious I won't go into it. But if you if you look into someone Bin. Laden's history it's ah there it's it's a ah, if you want to go down and wrap a hole go look that shit up. That's all I'll say um, but it's interesting. 45:38.82 Max Shank Well revisionist history is like a good ah like talking point for this because um, the biggest consistency in history is that it's been very carefully selected lies to get people to Believe. A very carefully selected story I mean the losers don't get to write a history book really and look I only I'm a huge ah fan of. 46:06.57 mikebledsoe They're dead. 46:16.20 Max Shank North korea and history not North korea exactly but the history of North korea is very interesting just to clarify I'm not like ah but anyway the guy kim ilsung who started. 46:25.00 mikebledsoe Um, dude I heard it's popular to be a communist right now I think we get more listeners just just claim it. 46:30.90 Max Shank Finally I can be popular. It's what I've always been looking for oh god no but what I found out is okay so there are 2 great stories. There are many more but my 2 favorite are the ones where Kim il-sung goes to war with like. Ah, usa and south korea and gets like 85 percent of the buildings are destroyed like some crazy percentage of the population is killed and he has the testicles to come back address his people. And say everybody we won that was what he said he he just he got held a catastrophic loss. He just went back and told everybody that we won and we're gonna we're gonna get revenge on the american terrorists. Basically. 47:24.12 mikebledsoe A. 47:26.59 Max Shank Then I found out he had a huge like mass I think it was like a benign tumor on the back of his neck but you never see it because every single picture of him is from a certain angle so you can't see it so it's so easy to hide something if you are the 1 who's. 47:29.82 mikebledsoe And. 47:37.65 mikebledsoe E. 47:45.26 Max Shank Selecting how history gets portrayed and look believe whatever you want I guess but like look at the war on people's minds over the last 2 years I mean it's crazy I've never seen anything like it I think more people. Have been snapped into reality which is probably why people feel very jaded about the media because like how many times does someone need to lie to you before you're just like you know what? I don't I don't trust that guy anymore like if you were in a relationship. And your girlfriend lied to you every day for years and years would you keep believing what she said I don't think so. 48:27.74 mikebledsoe No I think it's interesting that we we started off talking about being your own scientist Now we're often to politics but it makes very it makes a lot of sense and it it. It's all it's all correlated. Ah because because you can't. 48:41.78 Max Shank Ah. 48:46.32 mikebledsoe The the problem with the way that people are interpreting science now is through the lens of policy and politics and so it has to be addressed now I want to bring it back to how do we be our own scientist. How do we? How do we. Do these experiments for ourselves. How do we make choices. Maybe somebody's only done things that have been that they've outsourced to their doctor or they've outsourced ah took you know whoever about their life and what how they should live it and they want to start experimenting. What are some of the ways that you have you experiment for yourself. Max. 49:26.78 Max Shank Fast fasting is a really good place to start because then you are bringing a little bit of honesty into the equation and then reintroducing foods after a fast can be very illuminating because you can be aware of how they affect you personally. I think that's 1 of the best ways to do it I think having um, an exercise plan that you follow through with is another really good way to do that and there are a couple sayings like what is measured is improved I've heard. 50:02.74 mikebledsoe What what gets measured gets managed. Where's ah fuck singing. Ah yeah, sometimes what you can measure is not the most important thing so you got to keep keep that in you got to keep that. 50:03.49 Max Shank Saying before I can't remember who said it there you go maybe that's the 1 I'm thinking of. 50:17.46 Max Shank Well definitely not well that that reminds me of Goodhart's law which is as soon as a measure becomes a target. It's no longer a good measure. 50:22.64 mikebledsoe And mind. 50:30.53 mikebledsoe And that's that's happened a lot in regard to heart health. It's like it's like ah cholesterol is bad all right? What foods can you eat the lower cholesterol and then you know 20 years goes is by and they go. 50:33.65 Max Shank And then what right right? what. 50:49.70 mikebledsoe Well, it's not really the cholesterol. It's the inflammation but there's all this momentum running with cholesterol and it's like you pick up the box of cheerios and it says it lowers cholesterol and it's got a ah heart drawn on the box and ah. 51:03.65 Max Shank That serial money can pay for a lot of scientists I'll tell you what. 51:08.70 mikebledsoe Well yeah I mean the the ingredients are subsidized with tax Pi payers money. So why? not? That's why it's subsidized. Um. 51:15.51 Max Shank It's also 1 of the cheapest foods you can possibly make I think the packaging is more expensive. Yeah yeah, it's absurd and here's the thing like you don't have to believe that these scientists are evil because no 1 thinks that they're evil. Everyone thinks they're the good guy in their story but just because their intentions may be good. Doesn't mean that the result can't really fuck you up, you know, like the. 51:40.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, I Well here's the thing is scientists I know a lot of Ph Ds I know a decent amount of scientists and they they are very well versed in a very narrow field and some of them know it and some of them don't but. The the job going back to the job of the scientist is to isolate and to be a human being to live a fully optimized life. You need to Isolate. You need to integrate and then from there you can improvise. And no scientists are Improvising. It's not their.. It's not their strong suit. Their strong suit is to Isolate. It's up to you to integrate ah to to test and isolate variables. 52:17.94 Max Shank Um, so. 52:25.20 Max Shank You know. 52:33.20 mikebledsoe And then see what you spec works in combination with your lifestyle integrate it into your lifestyle. This is why fasting is such a good idea is because it's It's a way to reduce variables. Um, and then you integrate it and you keep paying attention and then after you've integrated something far enough into your life then. You become like you start to improvise I see this with Ido partol talks about this when he's teaching movement. He says isolate integrate improvise and ah the idea is a lot of times people see a master improvising. And they try to copy the improvisation as and this happens with you know this happens in in everything that that's going on in our lives people try to improvise ah copy someone's Improvisation. It's in business or something and then it doesn't work for them and so. 53:14.20 Max Shank Ah. 53:31.40 mikebledsoe It's ah it's something to remember is on on 1 side. You have people who are only look at integrate at ah isolation just acknowledge science and scientists for what they're doing. It's isolating practice integrating and then. Recognize the masters who are already improvising and recognize it as improvisation and then and then talk to them about how they did it and I think that's that's a ah key to maximizing your own potential. 53:53.84 Max Shank The. I Think honest record keeping is probably the most important thing for for being your own scientist is honest record keeping. 54:03.50 mikebledsoe Okay. Yeah, writing shit down is great because our memories tend to get very selective. There's a lot of research to support that I don't know where it's at right now but you know I think you should believe me. 54:29.30 Max Shank It's very true I mean it's hard to determine causality or correlation as well and I'll give you a good example that I like which is have you ever heard of oil pulling. 54:42.92 mikebledsoe Oh yeah I do it? Yeah man I sometimes I'll do it every day for like a month or 2 and then it'll be like once a week on and off. 54:45.99 Max Shank Gotta have heard of that you do oil pulling every day sometimes. 54:54.23 Max Shank Okay, so you're a bad scientist that's fine. No big deal just I'm just kidding you. You seem a little triggered there. Ah no so here's the funny thing about oil pulling. 55:00.33 mikebledsoe I've done it long enough frequent enough. Okay, okay, max come on not I don't get triggered I don't get triggered. 55:13.39 Max Shank So you do it for like five minutes right throw some coconut oil in your mouth. Wish it around at least that's what I've heard 10 to 20 You're an animal that means you're twice as good as those five minute oil pullers at least twice as good. Oh it's compounding benefit. No kidding. 55:18.10 mikebledsoe Do 10 to twenty minutes but okay at least at least? well it's compounding. So it's it's an exponential. Yeah. 55:33.15 Max Shank Yeah wow little statistic right from out of the ass. Ah, here's what's funny about oil pulling because there are 2 things going on with oil pulling that could be potentially very good number 1 you are nose breathing only. And for the average person just breathing through your nose is like is like magic because breathing is the bridge between your conscious and subconscious. You go Boom sympath ah parasympathetic state unless you have a stuffy nose then you'll go sympathetic and you'll feel like you are drowning. But the cool thing about oil pulling is it's really impossible to figure out which of those is benefiting you the most. But here's the deal if your record keeping is good then it doesn't matter which is the benefit for you if it's the fact that you have oil in your mouth. Or the fact that your nose breathing for five minutes if that ritual helps you observe observably so you're in the right ballpark now if you're a hyper Nerd. You can take a step further and you can do ah a more controlled experiment. You could do ah 2 weeks with oil. And you could do 2 weeks just with your mouth closed for that long or you could do water and so that would be a way that you could get a little bit more clarity on which of those things is beneficial to you but the point is if you find a habit. That actually improves your life then it's really good to repeat it and give it a chance to give you those long-term results same thing with exercise like there's no best eight week exercise plan because the results that you get in eight weeks will be dwarfed. By the results that you get in 2 years like it's way better if you do something that is super half asked for 2 years consistently than if you do the most optimized balls to the wall Eight week ultra gains program right. 57:42.23 mikebledsoe Yeah I ah but made me think about the knowing why something works can be very beneficial. Ah but it can also be very limiting and that a lot of times people. Want to know why the oil pulling is working and and and what you're talking about is oh I'm just getting the these I do this action and then I get these benefits but I don't know why I'm getting those benefits. Ah I want to get people permission and to know that it's okay. You don't understand how it's working or why it's working all you gotta know is that it's working and and you're paying attention now. That's good enough. However, if you understand the mechanisms for by which it's working and you understand the principles now, you're gonna be able to bank. Better guesses at maybe you can be able to extrapolate that to another guest or you're able to um, ah know its limitations and and it's gonna help you conduct other experiments. But again, don't get hung up on why it's working the. I guess what I'm saying is don't stop doing something that's working just because you can't understand why it's working I think a lot of people. They don't even a lot of people won't even try something out because they they want to understand it first and my buddy had this really great saying which is don't let you? Yeah, he said? ah. 59:04.22 Max Shank Um, I think that's good. 59:12.21 Max Shank Right? It's like they want permission. 59:18.91 mikebledsoe Don't let your understanding get in the way of your knowing and so you're gonna throughout your life. You're gonna know a lot more shit than you understand So like that. No. 59:20.55 Max Shank Oh. 59:29.68 Max Shank And nobody really knows it all either. That's the thing you know like you ever do ohms I Love doing ohms. Ah um, and there's like ah. 59:37.10 mikebledsoe Oh yeah. 59:43.48 Max Shank Four separate cycles the ah the ooh the umm and then the pause and then you go through that cycle Now What's interesting is it depends who you ask why? those are good. Are you liberating your throat Chakra are you ah activating your vagus nerve. 01:00:00.45 mikebledsoe Yes, all of it. 01:00:02.34 Max Shank Are you simply warming up your vocal cords and and what's what's interesting is I have a diverse set of people that I've met in my life and I'm I'm really easy to get along with. And what's funny I think I am maybe maybe I shouldn't be the authority on that I have no idea Actually I think I'm fun to be around. Ah. 01:00:25.88 mikebledsoe I haven't seen you hang around very many people. So if I'm just going to look at the results. However, I find you easy to hang out with yeah. 01:00:30.93 Max Shank Ah, ah yeah I mean the data would the the data would suggest that I'm hard to get along with actually um I know people who would hear me say the word chakra and they would just go. Ah. Really really you think there are chakras and I'll be like I guess not I guess I'm stupid. Ah, ah. Meanwhile I could give the vagus nerve explanation to someone and they'd be like ah no, that is just restoring the flow through your kundalini and opening your heart sha or you know whatever. So yeah, just to add to your point of maybe it's beneficial to understand the principles. Behind certain things like it I think it's valuable to understand how different tissues grow and regrow at different rates. You know the lining of your intestines regenerates replaces itself every couple days whereas Bones can be like on a 2 wo-year cycle. It's big difference. Um, but you don't you don't have to know exactly what's going on in order to harvest the benefits from it and I think that maybe is a good way to segue into the placebo and nocebo effect. 01:01:44.66 mikebledsoe What's. 01:01:54.76 mikebledsoe Well I want to I want to mention 1 thing before we go there is ah there's a lot of like people people only value value the latest science it seems it's like if the study is more than like a few years old it's people don't even really want to pay attention to it and I see ah a lot of these Yeah yeah. 01:02:16.94 Max Shank Did you say a few years mean like 24 hours it's got to be brand spanking new. 01:02:24.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, there's this, there's something about people valuing things that are newer over what's older and when I say well for instance thing about Kundalini yoga that shit is old as fuck. Ah. I don't care what words they're using to describe what's happening there. There is something happening there that is ah that enhances my experience as a human being in a way that nothing else can and so whether they call it chakras or whether we're we're. You know, tickling the vagus nerve or whatever the fuck it is it is ah it's doing something that I like and that's okay, that's totally okay, but I think a lot of these ancient traditions are using language that people. I mean this happens a lot with chinese medicine. You know they're talking about this or that and then next thing you know there's some type of scientific research study that that says something and people go did you hear about this new study and like well that really sounds like the meridian system from chinese medicine. You're like no no, it's this new scientific like okay, cool. You know what. 01:03:36.67 Max Shank Number. 01:03:38.92 mikebledsoe I'm gonna go with an old Chinese dude over here cause I think he knows more about this than someone who just made a discovery and has come up with a clever way of explaining it. So I'm I'm a I'm a big fan of I'm a big fan of honoring tradition and really also looking at the science and. 01:03:46.47 Max Shank Well I call it go ahead. 01:03:57.68 mikebledsoe I enjoy when I see science and tradition. You know there's a melding and there's ah, there's ah ah, a modern explanation that that more people are willing to accept when a lot of that like more ah the older traditional explanations for things seem like that's kind of silly. I mean happens to like old russian women too talk to these old russian women and they talk about their mothers and grandmothers and what they did how they treated their food and their medicine all this stuff and 30 years ago I would have thought man that's crazy like what but now I go oh this all makes sense like oh yeah, like this old russian woman I know. Yeah, my my mother would always we drink a ah a shot of vodka every day for health I go what are you talking about? how is alcohol going to be good for your health. Well it doesn't get mentioned that they're they're soaking these ah these really magical herbs like Rodeola or ginseng. In the vodka for years and then they break it out. It's it's high quality tinctures so things like that are happening anyways. So it's it's worth paying attention to your elders. 01:04:59.84 Max Shank Oh. 01:05:09.94 Max Shank It's good to honor tradition and then also to challenge it honestly and I think that there's there's a whole I call it n y m It's not yet measurable like there are so many things that are true that are just not yet measurable by us. 01:05:12.65 mikebledsoe E. 01:05:27.39 Max Shank Right now with the equipment that we have available and I think the the arrogance of people getting so pigeonholed into what is currently measurable using the equipment we have is such a limiter into that person's well-being or their ability to help somebody. Because there's a lot of stuff in isolation that may be true and then in integration may be false like for example, um, people can do research on how different frequency electromagnetic waves affect. Ah, cell right? and then can say okay this electromagnetic wave did not affect the cell negatively therefore it is safe but that has nothing to do with whether or not. That frequency of an electromagnetic wave would be safe for a whole person to experience. So when you have it so isolated like that you're missing the whole integration and the wholeness of the organism in how. It responds with that interaction. 01:06:44.68 mikebledsoe Yeah there's there's a quote that my girlfriend posted I think I think I'll quote her put it on Twitter and to be healthy is to be whole health is english. Health in English is based on anglo-saxon word hail which means whole wholeness is necessary to live a fulfilled life. Ask you? What are you missing that prevents you from living a whole and healthy life. Yeah, and just makes me think about that is is looking at the whole person because integration is only gonna take you so far and I want to. Um, want to point out it. It may sound like we we did like there's a science bashing here I imagine some people could listen to this and be like oh they spent more time talking about how science does not apply than or where the limitations of it are than where it is and um I imagine that's. 01:07:39.29 Max Shank Well we know what the advantages are there are obvious event we're we're having this conversation on computers in different states like of course it's it like works. But that's not see here's the thing because I'm gonna hijack what you said Mike and I Mike and I. 01:07:43.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, well I. 01:07:58.31 Max Shank Are looking out for your health mentally physically financially and we're going to point out the things that are most likely to fuck you up and the reality is most of the benefits of science need no rhetorical argument. They need no explanation. Phone. It just works like if it's really scientific like it just works so getting the rhetoric out of the scientific method getting appeal to Authority and ad hominent attacks out of the scientific method. That's what's going to help you actually live the best. Because if you don't identify those for what they are which is huge traps you're going to get messed up. 01:08:41.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, well said thanks for hijacking me I love it. Let's let's shut this bad boy down last last words for the the listeners. 01:08:54.22 Max Shank Eat lots of eggs and Salt I don't I don't know it takes more time it takes more effort to figure out what's going to work best for you. I personally followed. The worst exercise plans for my individual body for a really long time and I did it because of how I would measure up to other people and that's once again getting into that like I like saying that. 01:09:16.71 mikebledsoe But they did. 01:09:30.75 Max Shank Whatever measuring stick you use is also the 1 that's going to administer your beating so whatever you are measuring. It should be for an important reason and the more I think mature you get like you were talking about child adult the less you're going to care. About impressing other people with how many pounds you can lift and whatever else the more you get in tuneed with what makes your body feel the best and the strongest and the most elastic and that's actually been the biggest. Shift in my training philosophy is I used to really focus on super high level athletics and I still do. But my approach is much more about elasticity and I think that that is the ultimate. Athletic attribute is if can you bounce around without breaking because ultimately no 1 cares. How much you can squat. You don't care how much you can squat um, the amount of pounds on the bar is going to matter less and less and less the older you get and most people eventually come around. To the realization that they just want to be able to move quickly smoothly. Ah with accuracy dexterity agility without hurting and I guess that's that's basically it is it takes more effort to figure out what's. Good for you individually, but it is very well worth it. 01:11:08.85 mikebledsoe Yeah, you know I think about this whole conversation I think about being your own scientist is really you know we can talk about being your scientist for a lot of things but for your own physical body. Um, your and your. Your internal state too. Not just your physical body. But your your mental emotional spiritual state is really just a practice of and a methodical practice of self-awareness by applying the the scientific method to yourself is to me a a spiritual practice and so ah. 01:11:34.74 Max Shank Um. 01:11:45.25 mikebledsoe Really pay attention to the results because in the results are the truth and so if you look at any area of your life if you look at your internal state your your physical body. Your cultural environment. The people that you talk to and hang out with and. Ah, your your physical environ

AWESome EarthKind
Community Solar for All Central Hudson Electricity Customers – with Angelo Chambrone, Clear Point Energy

AWESome EarthKind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021


Quantum Quote: “I've got a peaceful, easy feeling…” – The Eagles Did you know that – if you rent, or can't install solar panels at home for whatever reason – there is now a way for you to still gain the environmental benefits of solar – and save yourself 10% on your electric bill? Do […] The post Community Solar for All Central Hudson Electricity Customers – with Angelo Chambrone, Clear Point Energy appeared first on AWESome EarthKind.

New England Weekend
Connecting Bostonians to Affordable Renewable Energy, and Cradles to Crayons Keeps Kids Warm

New England Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 36:41


Energy prices are on the rise, and the worst of winter hasn't even hit yet. Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston, joins Nichole to talk about the Hub's "Community Choice" electricity program. The City works with outside vendors to connect Boston residents with affordable electricity, which, depending on the program chosen, can consist of 100% renewable energy. Aubrey Conquergood, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons Boston, returns to the show for an update on the non-profit's efforts to provide families in need with seasonally-appropriate clothing for children. Aubrey also has details on Cradles' new "Resilience Fund" to help families especially hard-hit by COVID-19.

The Rick Roberts Show
Rick Roberts Show 12-17-2021 -- How Much Would You Pay For Reliable Electricity?

The Rick Roberts Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 75:06


Brad Staggs sits in for Rick Roberts. Inflation has driven the cost of electricity up by 17.3%! And it will go higher, because the Public Utility Commission has mandated changes to the electric grid that puts reliability over price. How much are you willing to pay for reliable electricity? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Rick Roberts Show
Rick Roberts: How Much Would You Pay For Reliable Electricity?

The Rick Roberts Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:04


Due to inflation, prices for electricity are up all over the nation. But it's particularly bad in Texas -- 17.3% in one year! And experts predict prices to go up even more in 2022. But maybe that's a good thing. After the Great Freeze back in February, the Legislature demanded changes to the electric grid, and the Public Utility  Commission has responded by emphasizing reliability over cheap prices. The question for you: how much are you willing to pay for reliable electricity? Brad Staggs sits in for Rick Roberts on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Blister and Muck
Episode 8: The Two-Way Blade

Blister and Muck

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 28:13


Blister is caught in a lie so much worse than the hidden pastries that lured wharf rats into the bell tower.

Explain Like I'm Five - ELI5 Mini Podcast
ELI5 Electric Sockets - why isn't there a global standard?

Explain Like I'm Five - ELI5 Mini Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 7:51


Why is there a difference in voltage between America and pretty much the rest of the world? Is there an advantage to one vs the other? How did we end up with so many different types of electrical sockets? What's different about the ‘shavers only' sockets you see in bathrooms? ... we explain like I'm five Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community and in particular the following users whose questions and comments formed the basis of this discussion: instantpowdy, talksintext, irish_sausage, tomoldbury, cdb03b and zouden To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/eli5ThePodcast/ or send us an e-mail: ELI5ThePodcast@gmail.com

My Climate Journey
Startup Series: Soluna

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:02


Today's guest is John Belizaire, CEO of Soluna.Soluna is the leading developer of green data centers for batchable computing, powered by wasted renewable energy. Soluna's scalable, on-demand data centers buy every excess megawatt from renewable energy projects, increasing project revenue while eliminating wasted energy. Implementing Soluna data centers is a low-risk, low-friction process due to the company's four pillars of expertise: Project development, energy markets, project finance, and computing technology. Soluna has molded this unique expertise into a proven project finance structure and revenue-generating solution.John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software, and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. In this episode, John explains Soluna's mission, approach, and the problem the startup is setting out to solve. He outlines why renewable energy can be inaccessible and the future of a connected energy grid in the clean future. We also dive into Soluna's competitors, customer base, and recent acquisition. It was great to sit down with John and learn more about Soluna. Enjoy the show!You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded November 30th, 2021To learn more about Soluna, visit: https://www.solunacomputing.com/To learn more about this episode, visit: https://myclimatejourney.co/ctss-episodes/soluna

Service Business Mastery - Business Tips and Strategies for the Service Industry
624: The Upsides Of Solar Electricity For Homeowners With Peter Roth

Service Business Mastery - Business Tips and Strategies for the Service Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 33:47


There's a lot of talk about solar electricity, but not many homeowners have made the switch. Here to debunk some misconceptions about going solar is Peter Roth, owner of Solar Wise. They help homes across the US gain access to solar panels. In this episode, Peter chats with Tersh Blissett and Josh Crouch about what people might have gotten wrong about solar panels. He breaks down the benefit of going solar not only for the world but, most importantly, for your wallet. Tune in to learn all about it! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! servicebusinessmastery.com

The Tony Kornheiser Show
“I can't fix electricity”

The Tony Kornheiser Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 63:46


Tony opens the show by talking about some electrical problems that he was having at the house, and he also talks about Steph Curry breaking the 3pt shooting record, and about LL Bean. James Miller calls in to talk about his new book “Tinderbox : HBO's ruthless pursuit of new frontiers”, Chuck Todd calls in to make NFL picks against Reginald the Monkey, and Tony closes out the show by opening up the Mailbag. Songs : Dream In Delay “Alone” ; “Away From Me” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hitting The Marks Podcast Network
Hammerlock Hangover: Hooked on Electricity and Chemicals

Hitting The Marks Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 111:55


On this episode, Jeff gets released. Not out Jeff, but Jeff Hardy. We join in on the speculation of the cause and where he'll show up next. Hook debuts and almost breaks the internet with corny puns. Tony Khan gets thanked for lending talent for ROH Final Battle, but where's Vince's thanks? We recap NXT War Games; Jeff salivate at the idea of where Kyle O'Reilly will be headed; we review the Liv Morgan vs Becky Lynch Championship match; discuss the new WWE NIL program; and read fan mail.

Living 4D with Paul Chek
EP 167 — Jamie Wheal: How to Recapture the Rapture

Living 4D with Paul Chek

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 130:07


How does mankind find its way to a safer, healthier and more peaceful world?Jamie Wheal, a best-selling author and founder of the Flow Genome Project, provides a roadmap for getting to that next place in this no-holds-barred Living 4D conversation.Learn more about Jamie's work on social media via Facebook and Instagram.For Living 4D listeners: Buy a copy of Jamie's book Recapture the Rapture at your store of choice and receive a free copy of his Field Guide for Homegrown Humans at this link.Show NotesWhy Jamie wrote Recapture the Rapture. (6:13)How do we get to a 3.0 global system reboot? (14:51)Asking "Is today a good day to die? " is revelatory, not suicidal. (19:44)Transitioning from socially-defined selves to self-authoring selves to surrendered selves. (26:51)A leap of faith. (38:59)Humans are finally waking up in huge numbers that has never happened before. (51:53)The global Stock Market and timely election cycles undermine our collective ability to take the long view on big, societal problems. (1:05:42)Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technologies. (1:10:49)“By the time it hurts enough for us to be willing to make the hard choices, we no longer have those choices…” (1:31:52)Time to give up your entitlement. (1:41:40)Radical hope. (1:52:07)The explosion of podcasts exposes people to radical stuff. (2:01:17)ResourcesStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy Seals and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie WhealJamie's appearance on the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast via YouTubeThe Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley RobinsonThe work of Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Dr. Bruce Damer and Philip K. DickCreative destructionThe 2,000-Watt SocietyFood of the Gods by Terence McKennaThe Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur FirstenbergThanks to our awesome sponsors: The CHEK Shop, Organifi (save 20 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK20 at checkout), Paleovalley (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code chek15 at checkout), ), BiOptimizers (save an extra 10 percent on your purchase by using the code PAUL10 at checkout), Cymbiotika (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK15 at checkout) and Airestech (save 15 percent on any purchase you make by using the code CHEK15 at checkout)..As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

People Fixing the World
How to make electricity for your neighbours

People Fixing the World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 25:40


Hundreds of millions of people don't have access to electricity. But all over the world, people are joining forces to provide a home-grown solution — by setting up their own “microgrids” using renewable energy. We meet the Kenyan man who got so frustrated waiting for his village to be connected to the national power grid that he built his own hydro power station. Using scrap materials and a bicycle wheel he made enough electricity for his own household and many others in the community. We'll also hear from Bangladesh where individual households with solar panels on their roofs have formed a local network. They sell any spare power neighbours who don't have the panels. Produced by Daniel Gordon and presented by Mercy Juma. Image: John Magiro

Backlisted
Deadwood by Pete Dexter

Backlisted

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 78:23


Authors Shawn Levy (A Year in the Life of Death, Rat Pack Confidential) and Erica Wagner (Chief Engineer, Gravity) join us to discuss US writer Pete Dexter's second novel Deadwood (1986), described by the Washington Post on publication as 'maybe the best Western ever written'. In addition to enjoying this unpredictable and uproarious historical novel, we investigate the differences - and notable similarities - between Dexter's work and the classic TV series of the same name that followed a decade later. Also this week, John has been reading Katherine May's life-affirming memoir, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, while Andy pays tribute to Nina Simone's Gum by musician Warren Ellis, a book that asks profound questions about what it means to be divine. For more information visit backlisted.fm. Please support us and unlock bonus material at https://www.patreon.com/backlisted.

Master The NEC Podcast
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 29 | Manual Transfer Switch Question and 705.11 explanation

Master The NEC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 45:48


Join Paul Abernathy as he answers a question submitted on what happens when you install a manual transfer switch between the meter and the service disconnection means as well as a discussion on the changes and clarity to supply-side connections made in 705.11 for the 2020 NEC.

On Being with Krista Tippett
Katherine May – How ‘Wintering' Replenishes

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 50:59


In so many stories and fables that shape us, cold and snow, the closing in of the light — these have deep psychological as much as physical reality. This is “wintering,” as the English writer Katherine May illuminates in her beautiful, meditative book of that title — at once a season of the natural world, a respite our bodies require, and a state of mind. Krista first spoke with Katherine in midwinter 2020, and their conversation continues to offer a helpful container for our pandemic time: as one vast, extended, communal experience of wintering. As 2021 draws to a close — still with so much to metabolize and to carry, with an aching need for replenishment — Katherine May opens up exactly what so many have needed to hear, but haven't known how to name.Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose titles include Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, and Burning Out. She is also the editor of an anthology of essays about motherhood, called The Best, Most Awful Job.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.This show originally aired in January, 2021.

The Rebel Capitalist Show
News: Biden Mandates No Carbon Electricity By 2030 (This Ends Badly)

The Rebel Capitalist Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 16:59


Check out the Rebel Capitalist Live event Jan 7th - 9th!! https://rebelcapitalistlive.com

On Being with Krista Tippett
[Unedited] Katherine May with Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 81:22


In so many stories and fables that shape us, cold and snow, the closing in of the light — these have deep psychological as much as physical reality. This is “wintering,” as the English writer Katherine May illuminates in her beautiful, meditative book of that title — at once a season of the natural world, a respite our bodies require, and a state of mind. Krista first spoke with Katherine in midwinter 2020, and their conversation continues to offer a helpful container for our pandemic time: as one vast, extended, communal experience of wintering. As 2021 draws to a close — still with so much to metabolize and to carry, with an aching need for replenishment — Katherine May opens up exactly what so many have needed to hear, but haven't known how to name.Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose titles include Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, and Burning Out. She is also the editor of an anthology of essays about motherhood, called The Best, Most Awful Job.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Katherine May – How ‘Wintering' Replenishes." Find the transcript for that show at onbeing.org.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Learning Curve: Dr. Marc Seifer on Nikola Tesla, Pioneer of the Modern Electrical Age (#66)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 48:38


This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Gerard Robinson and Cara Candal talk with Dr. Marc Seifer, author of the acclaimed biography Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla. He reviews what teachers and students should know about the life of Nikola Tesla, the world-renowned engineer, physicist, and inventor who is more widely known nowadays for the electric […]

Living 4D with Paul Chek
EP 166 — Dr. Monica Gagliano: Is Nature Conscious?

Living 4D with Paul Chek

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 159:28


Could plants really be sentient beings who are capable of understanding and communicating with us?Dr. Monica Gagliano shares her amazing life's journey that nearly led her away from science until “the plants rescued the scientist in me” in this environmentally conscious Living 4D conversation.Learn more about Monica and her work on her website and on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Show NotesGrowing up in Italy, Monica recognized the relationship between nature and health. (15:20)Monica's work with plants emerged from a moral crisis in her research on marine animals. (24:28)Monica's first plant medicine ceremony led to her deal with plants. (29:56)You have to choose to hear plants talking to you in this noisy Western world of ours. (41:20)The collective spirit between plants and humans. (50:32)Are we unidimensional or multi-dimensional beings? (1:06:05)Monica and her plants find a place to call home. (1:10:49)A specialist of impossibilities. (1:23:10)“We glorify innovation, pioneering and new bright ideas, but the truth is that pioneers don't fit very well with the educational system.” (1:30:25)Monica recognizes plants have consciousness for the first time in the lab. (1:37:09)Discovering the acoustic relationship between humans and plants. (1:50:02)The true and deeper meaning of reciprocity. (2:07:12)An amazing time of initiation. (2:20:34)Monica's call to action: Resonant Earth. (2:31:19)ResourcesThus Spoke The Plant by Monica Gagliano and Suzanne SimardMonica's interview with the New York TimesThe Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher BirdThe work of Cleve BacksterThe Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality by Paul LevyPaul's Living 4D conversations with Paul Levy and James CarseFinite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James CarseThe Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur FirstenbergThanks to our awesome sponsors: The CHEK Shop, Paleovalley (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code chek15 at checkout), BiOptimizers (save an extra 10 percent on your purchase by using the code PAUL10 at checkout), Cymbiotika (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK15 at checkout), Organifi (save 20 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK20 at checkout) and Airestech (save 15 percent on any purchase you make by using the code CHEK15 at checkout).As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

The Bledsoe Show
Living a Life of Excess

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 66:34


00:00.00 mikebledsoe Welcome back to Mondays with mike and max and help'm coming to you from mephis tennessee I went I went home for thanksgiving and that's where I'm hanging out where you at Max you're still a home I can tell on the camera. 00:14.98 Max Shank Yeah I'm home I'm home in ents need is California. It's pretty nice here. It's winter time but I still get to go on walks with no shirt on so it's great. The sun goes down probably around four 30 I want to say. 00:25.25 mikebledsoe The sun just goes down earlier. 00:32.30 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, I Ah um. 00:34.23 Max Shank 35 very exciting. We're talking about the weather this is good. The the pleasant treat. Why don't you tell the folks at home. What the weather's like over there. 00:41.54 mikebledsoe Well this is this is what happens when you master a life of ah of ah balance and get rid of all all excess the weather becomes interesting in the sun Sunset time becomes interesting. 00:55.61 Max Shank Spare spare me your inane platitudes. Let's get down to business. 01:01.77 mikebledsoe ah ah yeah so we do ah we want to talk about excess today. Um, and you know max and I have both experienced a lot of excess in our lives and there's a lot of benefits to it. But there's also some pitfalls and ah. We're going to dig into what those may be and how to what you can do to navigate these waters of life because I do think that we're all drawn to excess in some ways. What are some of the what are some of the ways you were drawn to excess. And your in your youth max. 01:38.94 Max Shank Oh gosh I think it's important to have a distinction between surplus and excess which seems very similar. So for me I just always wanted a surplus of cash and. Like everybody else I wanted to be loved so I wanted love power and attention in that order which is something we've talked about a lot and I think having a surplus is a natural inclination for people. That's why. People set up retirement accounts. That's why they have a savings account That's why they get married so they can lock in their relationship and you know with excess you might eat too much food I mean I definitely did that. When I was a kid and still I just exercise enough that it doesn't matter so I'm not really overweight but when I was a kid I was fat and it was because I just ate too much food I consumed too much television and later too much video games and then. Um, it's it's just an over concentration or an imbalance in 1 area and I think it's really common because the only way you can improve your situation is to increase your means which is get more. You can reduce your needs which is needless or you can change your attitude about it and those are really the only 3 ways that I think you can improve your situation so I was hyper focused on increasing my means which is gaining more power. And early on I really just was so focused on getting more and spending less because I was living a very Spartan existence and is because I was very focused on building up that Surplus so I would eventually feel. Secure financially because that was probably the biggest insecurity I felt when I was young younger I guess. 03:55.53 mikebledsoe Well, what? what was? Ah, What was some of the things that you were that was you build up a surplus but what what did you experience in excess I Mean well you talked about food ah video games all these types of things. Did you experience. Um, excess and fitness or anything like that. 04:17.24 Max Shank Oh yeah, Absolutely um, crazy excess and it was because it was so positively reinforced right? people. We think we've talked about this before I would do a strong thing and people like oh yeah, we we really love it when you do this strong thing and in my head I'm like okay so this is how I get love now is I do a strong thing and then I just layer more and more on top of that without really pausing to think about the big picture. 04:36.14 mikebledsoe Ah. 04:47.39 Max Shank Of the life I'm trying to live So I think I was excessively concerned with how I appeared to others and that probably drove a lot of the destructive behaviors. 05:00.90 mikebledsoe Yeah I think um I mean when when we first brought this up what I thought of was excess leads to being desensitized and putting ourselves like in extreme situations. 05:12.65 Max Shank Um, what. 05:20.94 mikebledsoe Repeatedly over time will desensitize us so ah, exposing yourself to extreme amounts of sugar over a period of time will desensitize your your cells to insulin and your ability to produce insulin may be reduced. Um. And you stare at the sun too long in excess your eyes will become desensitized to be ah ability to sense light and so I think that I think and then the the first thing that really came up to this I think what led to this was the talk about porn. 05:58.39 Max Shank No. 06:00.16 mikebledsoe And how porn can is porn in itself to me I've gotten to the point where just any porn at all seems excessive around Sexuality. So I mean if I want to say excessive. You know there's there's porn and then there's excessive porn. I'm sure it can be consumed in a way that is beneficial or helpful or maybe not so bad. But if we look at if we zoom out and look at the the whole picture of sex I think consuming porn does lead to a desensitizing of. Men and women alike I think men are more susceptible to it. Ah get deep. They get desensitized to ah just what they think a sexual experience should look like the you know. 06:39.93 Max Shank Less imagination too. 06:53.21 mikebledsoe You're more than likely not going to be picking up that girl that looks like the porn star you were looking at Yesterday. Ah you know, ah that you were saying ah you know the volleyball team's not going to just you know? Yeah yeah, like. 07:03.30 Max Shank Wander into my sex dungeon. Yeah, exactly like it's just very unrealistic expectations and pornography is interesting because there's no clear definition of what it is like we don't know what it is just the same the same thing with ah addiction. We have ideas of what it is addiction. You could say is a repeated behavior that gives you an outcome that you don't want right? that could be 1 definition but there's a lot of dissent There's a lot of disagreement. About what addiction really means there's a lot of disagreement about what porn really means because I don't know if you've ever checked out the fitness hashtag on Instagram that that is like soft core pornography like that that'll get me going. No worries now. 07:57.16 mikebledsoe That's true. Well yeah I've had ah I've had to unfollow so many people because ah I don't have the problem now because I I put a stop to it. But yeah, there's I'm on Instagram I'm following this girl and then next thing I know I'm like. 07:59.93 Max Shank Back in my heyday. 08:12.13 mikebledsoe Oh shit, you know I got to go finish this. It leads it leads me next thing I know I'm I'm porn up you know. 08:17.71 Max Shank Well like you said there's a way to appreciate visual and audible stimuli. In a constructive way and there's also the shameful slow destruction of your soul as you just watch like more and more depraved stuff and frankly you know I'm not into kink shaming. You know some people really like um pottery. And some people like hooking their nipples up to a car battery and it's not for me to say which of those is like the best way to spend your leisure Time. You know what? I mean if you like what like who could who can say what you do with your leisure. But. 09:09.30 mikebledsoe I'm with you? Well I I would say this that the longer I go without porn the more interesting My actual sex life becomes. 09:16.70 Max Shank And I mean I don't know if you still whack off. But if you use your imagination for that. It's kind of like you're you're flexing a muscle a little bit practice practicing your imagination. 09:27.77 mikebledsoe What do you mean flexing what flexing ah flat flexing the imagination muscle. 09:34.22 Max Shank Yeah, exactly so rather than being dependent on this stimulus that you may or may not feel shame about and once again, like you said it's just a ah slippery slope into something that is more and more stimulating just the same way that serial. Has become more and more sugary where it started out as like oh it's honey Nut cheerios. We're going to put like a little sprinkle of honey in there and people are like yeah and then before you know it, we got cookie crisp which is a bowl of tiny cookies like how the fuck did that become cereal. 09:59.60 mikebledsoe Oh. 10:09.37 mikebledsoe Yeah. 10:11.74 Max Shank And it's just like ah it's an arms race and excess is what kills most people in America there's no question about it. Excess food creates stagnation. You never have time to clear out all of the um. Energy all the sugar or the Metabolites. So the byproducts of these reactions and um excess I refer to the creation consumption ratio. So if your creation consumption ratio is just wildly out of balance. You're not going to feel a lot of authority over your own life and that's what's so fun is the word authority has the word author right in the middle there. So the more time you practice being an author. Rather than a reader you're going to feel more agency over your life too. Otherwise you're going to just be fully addicted to the dopamine machine and it sort of doesn't matter what lever you're pulling whether it's a porn lever or. A social media lever or ah, different consumable drugs. You know it's it's hard to say what's going to be more destructive for a person. Um, you're probably better off having. Ah, few cocktails every single night then spending many hours scrolling through social media and getting into the excessive comparison because now it's like if I compare my professional success and aesthetic appearance to dwayne the rock johnson. Just going to feel like ah a pile of shit every day I'm going to feel so far behind the 8 ball I'm like what am I doing but it's not natural to compare yourself against the top fraction of a percentage of mutants. Of 7 billion like it just it just makes no sense so you get in that comparison. 12:24.41 mikebledsoe Well, you're also comparing yourself to you know photo shoots and best days you like I'm not I don't when I'm having a down day I'm not posting the fucking Instagram I'm not I'm not posting the the 7 hours I sat at my desk and ran. 12:30.76 Max Shank Yeah, all that stuff. 12:44.35 mikebledsoe Ran numbers to talk about. You know how cool entrepreneurship is I wait until I wait I mean I Even even I'm someone who tries to like be as real as possible on on social media. 12:46.45 Max Shank We We should do that We should do a whole series of like the lowest moments he ah ah. 13:02.50 mikebledsoe And I still like it's like oh yeah, I've rented this dope car and I'm driving across these cliffs and this is what entrepreneurship looks like but you know there was also 5 other days. Yeah everything I got paid for it. 13:08.61 Max Shank That was all I did that was all I did I It was fully curated I Only showed you a specific angle of snapshots of my let the best ones too and people. We're under this idea that I was just racking up. W's every single day like it couldn't be easier I'm like doing all this amazing stuff man his whole life must be like that. It's like are you kidding me. 13:38.66 mikebledsoe Yeah, or it's like a lot of people will go man. You're doing so many things I'm like well I'm involved with a lot of things I'm not actually doing a lot of things. Ah but I could see how that looks like it when you when you're looking online. 13:55.44 Max Shank Well oh. 13:56.93 mikebledsoe And yeah, you're comparing yourself to my online image again. It's yeah it won't be helpful but I like what you're saying the excess comparison because I mean avoiding comparison Altogether that's that's difficult. But. 14:03.19 Max Shank Yeah, conversely. 14:14.80 mikebledsoe Social media has created an experience where excess comparison is very easy and you are you are comparing yourself to the best on the planet I mean the benefit of the internet is that look when I have kids I'm not just having them learn from any math teacher. 14:19.63 Max Shank Yeah, oh. 14:33.93 mikebledsoe Um, probably gonna enroll them in the khan academy which is absolutely free online. Ah and have 1 of the world's best mathematics teachers teach them. It makes sense but the flip side of that is is that the excess comparison. It also is made available. 14:36.19 Max Shank And. 14:51.76 mikebledsoe And comparing ourselves against people who are the best in the world at a thing. 14:55.58 Max Shank That's what allows us to do better. Um, it's kind of like the 4 minute mile. No 1 could break it no 1 could break it 1 guy broke it. He showed it was possible and because news traveled so fast. Everyone's like oh man so that's how it works. 15:00.12 mikebledsoe M. 15:12.28 Max Shank And the same thing's true with all kinds of stuff like you can watch hours and hours of fight film or sport film to really evaluate what the best in the world are doing I think the you know I tend to be my own harshest critic. Which is why I Also don't really care what people say because like I've already been as harsh as I can toward myself about the truth of what I'm doing well or not doing well and I think as long as you can do that in a like a kind way. 15:42.23 mikebledsoe Yeah. 15:49.72 Max Shank You can be kind to yourself. That's probably the best way to go about it. 15:51.65 mikebledsoe Well I think what you're getting at what I'm hearing in all this is It's is long. You want to make sure that you're it's staying useful. So your comparison can be useful ah and and pushing you forward. 16:09.74 Max Shank Discernment. 16:10.67 mikebledsoe It's probably not going to create a lot of joy for you but it may create. Ah it may create drive and for for accomplishment and and whatever the things that we tend to value as ah westerners. Anyway. 16:17.50 Max Shank Um, yeah. 16:23.84 Max Shank I think you want to have discernment um with regard to actions rather judgment of the person and I think that would be best applied to yourself and to other people like if you. Safe something stupid which I mean I think that's happened a few times on the podcast already. Not today maybe also today I'm not saying that you're a stupid person by by Judgment. You know what? I mean but. 16:55.84 mikebledsoe M. 16:58.43 Max Shank Just the same way I would think that oh I said a stupid thing I wouldn't judge myself as stupid because of that you know I'm saying so it's really important you have to be discerning Otherwise you're you're like living in fantasy land and you're never evaluating behavior so you never have a chance to learn. 17:02.81 mikebledsoe Um, well yeah, there's um. 17:14.71 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's a gift I What I mean recording my my thoughts and then putting them online for everybody to hear talk about a personal development tool I Almost every show I leave saying you know what. 17:31.52 Max Shank So just. 17:32.25 mikebledsoe I'm not even sure I Really believe that thing I said or or what I said man, there's so many holes in that I haven't really I really haven't thought about it from every angle. So I like talking to somebody else on a podcast and they can poke holes and I go Wow I was running around. 17:43.62 Max Shank And here. 17:51.34 mikebledsoe I Actually haven't thought this all the way through or from from as many angles as I would like to if I'm going to speak about it and so ah, ah I Invest a lot of time in learning because I don't want to be. Ah, hate being wrong like people that's 1 of the things that most people almost nobody want ah as like ah the biggest 1 of the biggest fears of people is to be wrong. So with the the problem is is most people they don't want to be wrong. So bad that they'll just dig in and and. 18:10.00 Max Shank Oh. 18:28.92 mikebledsoe Ignore any information that is going to challenge their confirmation. Bias. 18:34.37 Max Shank They'll create a fantasy that makes their wrongness right. 18:36.56 mikebledsoe Right? But on the other side of that like I'm I don't want to be wrong. So I got to make sure that what I say is the right thing versus trying to make the thing that I believe the right thing and convince people of it and I don't think there's any way. 18:45.10 Max Shank And. Right. 18:54.62 mikebledsoe You know where human nature is to do a little bit of both but there is there are some people who are really far on 1 side and then there's other people who are really putting forth conscious effort to to do it in a way that's that's actually useful and I think it's obvious when you run into those people. Because when you get talking to them. They they're what they're talking about is well fortified with with things that are hard to disagree with. 19:21.21 Max Shank I agree complete that's part of why I like our conversation so much is we get to test out our ideas against someone who is fairly objective but also pretty kind about it so you don't feel like we're in a dangerous place. We're going to judge each other personally which it feels safe to me like I don't go fuck. Ah, what's interesting. You mentioned before whenever I've released anything. 19:41.25 mikebledsoe It's a safe space. 19:54.66 Max Shank Whenever I've finished a podcast whenever I've finished and sent out a book whenever I've completed a course I've never come away thinking that was perfect. My very first response is like going through an inventory. All the stuff that I messed up all the stuff that I wish I had done differently. What I wish I had included what I wish I had excluded and I think that's a big part of what makes you better. It can go too far though. So. 20:27.36 mikebledsoe Well this is this I mean I I teach people how to do this most people are so afraid of looking bad that and looking like they're wrong that they they won't ever launch their their coaching program or their course. 20:43.60 Max Shank Man. 20:46.21 mikebledsoe Or whatever it is and I think 1 of the benefits that I've had I imagine you're similar in this way because I I know this is just um, ah an attribute that a lot of successful people have is it's 80 percent good enough. So I'm going to launch it and so I think. 21:00.20 Max Shank Um, right. 21:04.57 mikebledsoe Most people and whether it's 1 hundred percent or 80 percent is likely a feeling because there's too many variables to be able to say you know you either feel like it's right or you feel like it's not. It's it's hard to come up with objective. Um, ah. 21:12.23 Max Shank Right. 21:23.60 mikebledsoe An objective measure of the quality of a content or whatever, especially when it's coming from yourself. So so what I like is like look get it 80 percent there as soon as it feels like 80 percent launch it. But after that continue to improve it. There's no reason to just. 21:25.58 Max Shank I Think that. 21:41.68 mikebledsoe Let it be but don't not launch it until you know, don't wait till it 1 hundred percent to launch. It. So like I spent the last ten months rewriting all the curriculum for the strong coach and it it is much much better, much much better for having done that. But I will finish the upgrade by the end of the year so I will have spent 1 year upgrading the content and I won't need to teach touch it for 2 or 3 now that I've done it to this degree? yeah. 22:14.89 Max Shank Unless you learn something new wishful which will likely happen and I think that's part of the reason that's part of the reason I bring it up too because. 22:21.50 mikebledsoe Definitely gonna happen. but but I even wait I will learn something new I won't I won't go in there and change it immediately. All I'll wait 6 months I want to I want to learn like 3 new things before I go and update all my curriculum because it changes. 22:26.72 Max Shank Great. 22:33.53 Max Shank Right? You don't need to have a third edition just because you learned 1 new paragraph I think the reason I bring this up is people get the idea that my stuff is like really good. 22:38.49 mikebledsoe Oh. 22:51.65 Max Shank The courses, the books, the videos the podcasts that I do um but the reality is I've never felt like perfectly happy with it once I've let it out there so kind of just know that going in. That you're not going to be like oh now it's perfectly ready and don't don't buy into this fantasy that once you do launch it that you're gonna be like ah Perfect. It's It's exactly perfect I'll never need to look back at that Again. So So don't kid yourself into thinking. It's gonna work out. Exactly Perfect. You will think of things that you wish you had done differently and that's just the nature of how it goes even when things on paper go crazy good like thousands of buyers. Ah you know, basically no refunds. 23:47.80 mikebledsoe Yeah. 23:47.64 Max Shank That kind of thing. 23:57.72 Max Shank Some excessive silence here for a podcast. 24:03.17 mikebledsoe Ah I mean if you don't if you don't remember it it. Ah I got the software set up to cut out the the long pauses. 24:08.78 Max Shank Oh not I Remember. So what do you think? excess food from here. 24:19.33 mikebledsoe Well, you know I I um I wanted to circle back on something you said earlier which is being the the author you know Authority has the word author in it and I think that there is a. 24:28.82 Max Shank Um. 24:38.74 mikebledsoe Ah, in excess of outsourcing your authority and when I think about author I mean 1 1 way people could look at it is. You're the author of the story of your life that seems a bit conceptual I like it. But. 24:54.26 Max Shank I Want man. 24:56.80 mikebledsoe It's it. You know when you say that to someone like oh yeah, yeah, I'm the author of my life. But. 25:00.23 Max Shank Well, you get to put this you You are the spin doctor. You are the propagandist of your own life. You know So I think it is. It's the frame of the picture right? You remember things a certain way. But that's based on how you color. 25:07.44 mikebledsoe Totally. 25:17.78 mikebledsoe Well, this is what I want to point out is that what does an author do an author just doesn't tell stories an author writes they take pen to paper or they they type word and they write the story out and. 25:18.54 Max Shank Those experiences right. 25:30.62 Max Shank Yeah. 25:37.28 mikebledsoe Ah, most people don't take the time to write out their story. They'll dream up their story and from what I can tell is if you leave your authorship up to just what's happening in your own mind and you're not. 25:41.14 Max Shank Oh. 25:54.62 mikebledsoe Putting a lot of symbols outside of yourself by you know, writing then you're going to be more subject to other people's authorship. You're going to be more susceptible outside Authority because the the you know who who? ah. 26:05.49 Max Shank Totally. 26:14.30 mikebledsoe Are the best best authors on the planet that they they their their authorship creates the most power they have the most power as authors. 26:17.10 Max Shank Ah. 26:24.43 Max Shank Um, I would say either lawyers or ah, the media people who are yeah. 26:30.60 mikebledsoe Yeah Lawyers I would say lawyers because they they will write something down. They'll create a law and then people will have to follow it. Not only that they convince these these lawmakers slash policymakers they convinced these these police. These policy enforcers to be willing to kill people in order to enforce this law that they authored they authored it out of opinion. They wrote it down and then they convinced a ah segment of the population. 26:56.75 Max Shank Right. 27:07.69 mikebledsoe That it's okay for them to go out there and enforce this on enforce other people. 27:08.32 Max Shank And that's where the media comes into play right? because they need to um, put it to a vote in the court of public opinion for people to have a positive frame of mind around it in order for it to to get through. 27:21.56 mikebledsoe Yeah, well, that's how they that's how you got to let people know about the laws you got to let them know about it somehow and the the news is here just to inform you about what is and ah. 27:25.75 Max Shank Right? Because they're moonline. 27:34.30 Max Shank I Know you don't believe that but it just sounds so chilling anyway. 27:41.82 mikebledsoe Ah, so it's um, so. 27:44.48 Max Shank The news is to get you to think not only a certain way but it's to distract you from thinking about a different way and that's that's probably the worst part about it is. There's an excess of data points. You know. 27:52.43 mikebledsoe Yeah. 28:01.59 Max Shank We're basically fixed on what we can focus on and every day there's something new and it's tugging at your emotions and the people get played like a fiddle. So I don't give any credence to what people believe I understand that they might feel a certain way. But the fact of the matter is that people are are told what to think about and that is actually maybe even more sinister than being told what to think it's like hey this happened so you should think this way about it like the the main thing is hey everyone think about this today. Everyone think about this today hey think about 1 dude who died in a state that you don't live in. You're like wait. What like that's what we're talking about that's what everyone is talking about that is insanity. 28:52.26 mikebledsoe Yeah, the amount of focus that they're able to bring so many people's awareness into into a single focus while while the entire world. There's other things happening and then only that bring your focus on something that actually doesn't matter to you. 29:00.80 Max Shank Ah, hope. 29:07.99 Max Shank And it's so it's excessive new things and it's excessive focus on things that don't really matter because if we were trying to think about what matters politically there are only 2 things that matter who's in charge and what's the extent of their authority and everything else is total bullshit. 29:09.90 mikebledsoe It's not impacting your life. 29:27.52 Max Shank I would feel really comfortable arguing that point with just about anybody quite frankly, but all of these other little little nitpicky things like doesn't matter. It's just ah, an illusion. It's a smokescreen. It's a distraction. It's misdirection. 29:30.33 mikebledsoe What. 29:41.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, well we have an think people are more susceptible I mean the propaganda is interesting because what we have like if you if you look at old propaganda people who wrote about propaganda decades ago. Um. There's 1 guy can't remember his name right now he said true propaganda can only exist in a country where ah like a place like North korea where they have total control over information. 30:12.77 Max Shank What's the difference between propaganda and true propaganda I don't know you're saying the only place that true propaganda can exist is a place like North korea. 30:15.69 mikebledsoe What do you mean? Oh true, but where where where they where they have absolute control over how you're gonna think what you're gonna think about oh we do? Well what I'm saying is like this was during a time where. 30:27.44 Max Shank You don't think we have that in America you don't think that. 30:35.65 mikebledsoe Um, where they were doing a lot of comparison I think this was like this is probably ah propaganda to get you to believe that communism is is worse. Um, which I think it is but the yeah exactly. 30:37.18 Max Shank Ah. 30:49.15 Max Shank It's worse for everybody except the people in charge. 30:53.62 mikebledsoe The did you know that Jackie chan is a communist. He's he's part of the ccp he is chinese yeah. 30:58.40 Max Shank He's Chinese right? You got basically no choice I don't know what I don't know what he actually believes but the incentive to not be disappeared is probably pretty tremendous. So. 31:03.22 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, but but but he but he but he could but he could have he? yeah. Ah. 31:14.44 Max Shank Like if I were chinese guess what I would be a communist too like hey and and hey look just in case things go south. Yeah yeah, and just look just in in case things go south here in America I just want our soon to be overlords to know that I believed in them the whole time and I swear my fealty to you. 31:18.85 mikebledsoe Ah, you'd be the best communist. 31:34.33 Max Shank You know, whatever it takes look I Knew you guys could do it. Ah. 31:34.42 mikebledsoe Um, I was over here. You know I was helping out over here the whole time you couldn't see it. But yeah. 31:41.61 Max Shank If you compare to different parts of history like I don't know that that's the funny thing is there are um places in America where it's like really harsh to live and I was talking to someone the other day and they were talking to me. About my childhood and their face was 1 of like pity and sadness because they knew me growing up and they knew what my childhood was like and I don't think of it that way I think of I think of myself as like pretty lucky guy because I compare it to well. 32:09.52 mikebledsoe A. 32:18.95 Max Shank You know there are some villages in Africa where twice a year they steal all the children you know like warlords just come in and steal all the children and and I'm thinking to myself. Yeah, like you know I wasn't so bad to to help out with the rent when I was twelve you know what I mean it's like it's. 32:31.56 mikebledsoe Right? I mean yeah, a lot of people will say that's a yeah, well some people say that sad. But what's the long term benefit of that like who that that formed who you became yeah I was roofing houses when I was like 1213 32:36.12 Max Shank It's not so it's all what you compare to. 32:40.82 Max Shank Who knows who knows it's too. It's too early to tell like the yeah, that's what I'm saying. It's like dude the the whole concept of like giving a ah like 6 year old the grade of an f right? like it's. Oh that kid's failing like we don't know what that kid's gonna grow up and do like we have no clue he his his head isn't even hard yet like he's still got a fucking soft skull like Jesus christ people like we we just try to you know we. 33:03.58 mikebledsoe Bright. 33:10.49 mikebledsoe That's not even are yeah. 33:20.16 Max Shank Excessively Homogenize and that's why we always end up with a worse result and the more you allow people ah just trying to like push everybody into the same square mold because it fits better. 33:25.54 mikebledsoe Can can you explain a homogenous what homogenized means for everybody. 33:36.41 Max Shank Like that's what school does it teaches you to be obedient and to fit in not necessarily um how to live the best life for yourself. How to understand learning how to understand value versus values. 33:50.62 mikebledsoe Well that there's an analogy to this would be ah say homogenized milk like the the milk that you go buy at the store you go to the grocery store in America and you go get the 2 percent or the whole milk. Whatever it is that's homogenized. 33:55.21 Max Shank Exactly. 34:01.54 Max Shank I hope. 34:06.48 mikebledsoe That that milk was taken from a lot of the the same type of genetically modified cows and put into the 1 big vat and mixed all together. You're not getting. You're not getting milk from 1 specific cow and the homogenization that ah coupled with pasteurization which is trying to kill all the germs. 34:13.40 Max Shank My. 34:26.90 mikebledsoe Has basically made milk undigestible to so many most people. But if you if you what would be the opposite ah hetero Zeni is that or heterogenous. Horogen is out of ah, no, That's not the right word. Um, now that the the opposite of that being? Yeah yeah, individual variable um, is gonna create like my more biodiversity. 34:47.59 Max Shank I Don't know probably just variable. Yeah different unique. 35:00.76 mikebledsoe If you're consuming that milk it me I healthier So like I liked it and it might be but that whole huge vat might be poison too and the difference. 35:02.70 Max Shank And it might be poisoned and it might be poisoned. True. But if you but if you boil it 10 times. It won't be and that's that's kind of the argument for trying to make things as safe as possible rather than as free as possible and that's an argument a lot of people. Ah. 35:21.14 mikebledsoe Well should we talk about excess safety excess safety versus excess freedom. Ah. 35:27.66 Max Shank Like. 35:32.37 mikebledsoe Ah, Max has beaten his head against the microphone. 35:38.32 Max Shank Out it that that's like I get it. We can think so far into the future that we're like. And need to get my four ah 1 k I need to get my ira I need to get married I need to do this I want to lock in and secure the future and we're so obsessed with that because we're manic paranoid fuckers and I understand the sensation because I also tend to take a. 30000 foot view and look at the big picture and try to project really far forward into the future. So I can avoid traps and also find the greatest treasures that will give me whatever I think will give me fulfillment even though fulfillment is probably more of an attitude. That you have here and now and just thanking your lucky stars that you made it this far but there is that quote that says people who trade freedom for security will lose both and deserve neither I think it is Benjamin franklin it might be Thomas jefferson but i. 36:43.21 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean it's a Benjamin franklin. Yeah yeah, those get those guys were all writing a lot of letters to each other and those those are some very interesting letters. 36:51.61 Max Shank It's 1 of those guys those. You know what's fascinating about that whole situation is right before the declaration of independence got signed like months before the vast majority of those guys had every intention to stay with England. And as I understand it it was because of Thomas paine writing common sense that flipped them over the edge and started getting them to think about what it's like to be the authority of your own life instead of accepting that authority from outside. 37:27.28 mikebledsoe A. 37:34.50 Max Shank And if we want to talk about security or safety versus freedom I think it's important to recognize that weak people are going to be the most susceptible to that. Because not only will they accept whatever abuse their ah savior brings them. They will also feel justified in weakening their neighbors so that they will feel more safe. 38:06.62 mikebledsoe Oh. 38:09.38 Max Shank And and that's what's really sinister about it right? like it's 1 thing to be weak yourself, but it's another thing to vote to basically rape your neighbor because you are not strong enough yourself and that's why they they weaken people divide and conquer and people. Feel more fragmented less United. It's very very interesting. We could explore the psychology of that but it does just throw people right into. Ah the phrase limbic hijack. So you just get thrown into your lizard brain where all you care about is safety and you. Can't use your mammalian brain which is love and community or your neocortex which is big picture thinking and problem solving and that's that's 1 of the evils of the propaganda as it takes you out of your wizard. 38:54.67 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 39:04.44 Max Shank Brain the neocortex and just pumps you into the lizard brain. 39:07.42 mikebledsoe Well Ah, what? what came up for me is thinking about ah people who who value safety. Um, when people are being sold safety outside from outside and someone else is going to provide the safety I think I think providing. 39:21.62 Max Shank Where. 39:26.20 mikebledsoe Putting a lot of attention and and having a surplus of safety built up that you're responsible for that you you have control over you know this may be having a certain amount of money in the bank gold bars in your safe guns Ammo Seeds land. All those things. 39:31.50 Max Shank M. 39:45.69 mikebledsoe Ah, that is that safety when I but but the problem is is that's hard. That's it takes work to do that. You have to you have to think for yourself. You have to learn new things. Ah, and you do have to think ahead. 39:56.16 Max Shank It's really hard. 40:04.77 mikebledsoe But then somebody comes along says you know what I got you I got these guys that are policy enforcers they'll make sure that no 1 robs. It kills you. You know what? if if you run out of money I got you I'll give you some money. Ah, and. 40:05.88 Max Shank I got it. 40:19.71 Max Shank Um. 40:23.86 mikebledsoe You know what? if you run out of money and food then you know what? ah you can at least get milk and bread homogenized though homogenized. So ah, it's and I think that's what Benjamin franklin was getting at with you know, it's not actually safety when someone else is providing you safety that rug can be pulled out from you. 40:28.85 Max Shank So. 40:43.77 mikebledsoe Underneath you in any moment because it's not yours. Yeah, yeah, so I think that what ah people really desire to be is anti-fragile and so to me. 40:47.32 Max Shank It's dependence versus Independence That's all. 41:03.26 mikebledsoe That is where ah true safety lies and so's to be Anti-fragile there's 2 things that I see have to be available and that is planning for the future in a way that you understand that there are things that we can do. To to mitigate risk and at the same time hold adaptability and be able to change in the moment and ah to me That's what leads to a good Anti-fagile state and that's what people actually want but they're so unaware of how to. Create anti-fragile systems in their life that it is like you know what just fuck it. This is a ah complex issue I'll outsource that. 41:47.36 Max Shank Well, it's about exposure that's the key word I think because you can either expose yourself to stress and become more adaptable to the stress that will come in life or you can. Reduce the exposure and what happens if you reduce the exposure is eventually you end up in a tiny lockbox you completely eliminate exposure So at the extreme ends you have training. Um. Injecting yourself with small amounts of poison. So that if just in case, you're poisoned. You will have built up ah an immunity to it and then on the other hand you have I'm never going to touch dirt I'm never going to leave my house I'm only going to drink homogenized milk. 42:33.84 mikebledsoe A. 42:44.55 Max Shank That is provided to me by someone else. So I'm not going to expose myself to any risk whatsoever and it works better if people get to assume their own risk because you need to have the um. Person who is making the choice ah suffer or experience those consequences and that's when you get the most evil shit is when the person making the choices is not experiencing the consequences case in point. Um. People who vote on what crime and punishment or laws are to be in place for our medical system. Don't use that creation. They use something separate that is better right? So You shouldn't have. 43:37.50 mikebledsoe E. 43:41.89 Max Shank Ah, bridge build like in in ancient Rome I think we talked about it if you were a bridge builder soon as the bridge is Done. You sit down underneath the bridge while they drive shit over it because you need to have the incentive and the risk and the choice. Like all in the right place and yeah, exactly oh I Actually really like because we we probably talked to a lot of coaches. Also the difference between support and Accountability. So accountability. 44:01.74 mikebledsoe It's accountability Ultimate accountability. Yeah. 44:17.16 Max Shank If I'm a coach and I want to provide you with support that means I'm going to answer your questions if I want to provide you with accountability that means I'm going to ask you questions and I think both of those are super valuable. So the difference between support. 44:27.72 mikebledsoe But e. 44:33.81 Max Shank And accountability from a coaching standpoint I think is really useful. 44:36.78 mikebledsoe I Like that like that distinction I was also thinking about ah you you you were going off on stress and I got me thinking about excess stress ah and ah stress in excess is called distress. 44:47.79 Max Shank Oh. 44:55.94 mikebledsoe And the ah the stress that's actually beneficial that is going to provide you with enough stimulus that you can adapt to and learn would be u-stress and so I really like to keep that in mind when I'm training or when I'm learning a new skill or I'm. I'm doing anything in my business and ah 1 really good sign to see if you're in excess of stress is how you're breathing. So if you find yourself holding your breath a lot. You can be sitting at your computer running some numbers if you're holding your breath. You're experiencing distress. Your. 45:25.74 Max Shank Um, normally. 45:35.69 mikebledsoe You're not pumping out the hormones and and neurotransmitters that are conducive to learning. But if you're breathing nice and slow and you know semi-deep you're you're going to be your body's going to be filled with neurotransmitters hormones that. Are conducive to learning new skills and staying sharp and and not getting too much tunnel vision. So you you can hold the big picture while while focusing in on something. So I I Want to put that out. There is just like a that's something. That's that's useful that you can check in with yourself. If you're if you're experiencing ah that that excess of stress that's 1 way to figure it out and there to me. There's a way of expanding that that zone of youres ah or or the growth zone and that is by expanding your capacity to stay calm in the midst Of. Of chaos. 46:33.46 Max Shank That's what I was just going to say is the skill is really being relaxed under stress and the more you expose yourself to it and dose it appropriately the more. 46:37.96 mikebledsoe Yeah. 46:49.19 Max Shank Effective. You will be the more resilient you will be the more useful. You will be people want to be useful you know and if you're weak and dependent. You're not useful and that might sound kind of harsh. But you're really, you're not doing any faith doing anyone any favors. 47:07.16 mikebledsoe What. 47:09.14 Max Shank In fact, in our current culture. You're you're really harming people. 47:13.46 mikebledsoe Yeah I think that that is the job of that that is 1 of the definitions I like to identify and define. What makes an adult 1 of my definitions is you're able to parent yourself. You're either. 47:27.76 Max Shank Any independent. 47:31.41 mikebledsoe You're you're able to mother and father yourself emotionally but also physically in the world but the other part of being an adult your job as an adult and it doesn't mean that if you haven't done if you haven't found the thing. But if you're on the path to finding a thing that. Is most useful like it's it's your job as an adult like a true adult that's contributing to society. They have made it their job to be Useful. You know where am I most useful in the world where am I most useful to society if if you were useful. Um, so useful that people in ways that other people find valuable. They're going to give you a lot of money for it and so I think that a lot of people who ah are struggling with money. They really just. 48:13.94 Max Shank Further. 48:25.17 mikebledsoe They're usually focused on themselves in a way and they're not actually focused on how they can be most most useful and and if you want to have a lot of money be useful at things at really expensive things be useful at things that people find incredibly valuable. So. Either solve a big problem for a few people or solve um a small problem for millions of people or billions of people and it really to me. That's the question I ask myself over time is is this the most useful use of my time for me is it the most useful. What? Ah, what are my my talents. My strengths my skills that are most useful to society. How can I contribute how can I package this in a way that I find to be beneficial and other people find beneficial too and I think that that leads to more of that that peace and contentment. 49:19.56 Max Shank Well, there's something quite beautiful because as you and as you know I'm all about choice and freedom as the and love as the really important pillars for a society to function. Well when you offer. Something to somebody and they voluntarily purchase it. There's something really nice about that when you order someone to do something under penalty of stick. That's not that cool if you ask me so I'm I'm more about carrots. And if you are delivering something if you are offering something and delivering something that is truly valuable and you are not excessively spending. You'll never be poor. It's impossible and there's something very honest about the Market. That determines what people actually want and I think rather than getting caught up in the fact that it's numbers because the numbers are just about accounting. But if you offer something to someone that is really worth it for them. They're always going to take it. You know. So I think the fact that free choice is based on voluntary action rather than forced action and that there is a truth to someone paying for your product or service. It means they actually do want it I remember reading. Long time ago in the four hour work week how your friends will lie to you about your idea, you'll be like hey I got this idea for a widget What do you think and your friends are like oh my god that sounds amazing. You're so smart I love you ha ha and then you're like great I have a bunch in the trunk. Do you want to buy 1 and they're like ah no actually i. 50:57.67 mikebledsoe A. 51:14.30 Max Shank So so people will lie and say oh that's a great idea when in actuality they they don't really believe that otherwise they would put their money where their mouth is. 51:22.96 mikebledsoe Yeah, that that's 1 reason I I advise a lot of times coaches want to give away their thing for free or at such a cheap rate early on I go like ah this just for research I'm like that's not research, you're researching people who don't care about your shit and. Until you get and then or or they'll launch them like oh I've got a hundred people that are interested I'm like okay and mean that doesn't mean shit either. Ah and it doesn't mean it shit until money's in the bank because that's that's the true indicator of of whether people value it or not. 51:49.72 Max Shank Ah. 51:59.25 Max Shank Is that don't count your chickens before they've hatched. 52:02.67 mikebledsoe Oh my God It's all man these ideas have been around for a long time. 52:07.71 Max Shank Those old sayings are probably all you need to succeed if you actually paid attention to them. Ah, people people do accept people. Do people do excessive thinking excessive learning ah like that's 1 of my kinks that I'm into. 52:12.77 mikebledsoe I I agree I agree I come back a lot of that shit. 52:26.11 Max Shank I Like to learn about stuff that won't help me at all and I recognize that it's entertainment I understand you know mental lattice work Framework Blah Blah Blah Whatever but I recognize that it's it's recreation Basically the amount of stuff. 52:38.90 mikebledsoe Yeah. 52:41.77 Max Shank That you need to really focus on and pay attention to in order to live happily and in some level of abundance is so minimal you know most people kill themselves I think I've said this before on the podcast in America most. Death is self-caed because you could cherry pick and be like oh no, it's heart disease or no, it's diabetes. It's like what are those diseases about those are diseases of excess right? like you are either responsible for eating too many fritos and watching. 53:10.82 mikebledsoe Right. 53:19.67 Max Shank You know too many episodes of the Jersey shore or you're not but the problem is if you blame. There's no end to the blaming right? if you see a fat kid with fat parents. You'd be like oh well, that's of course the parent's fault and it's the parent's responsibility. 53:32.96 mikebledsoe I Thought it was genetics. 53:39.30 Max Shank Anyway, So yeah, it's Monkey See Monkey do is more like it and I think. 53:43.45 mikebledsoe It is what it is Yeah because yeah, you go far, you go far enough back in that family lineage they weren't fat eaten potatoes during a famine. 53:54.52 Max Shank Exactly and I think once again, we can be excessively looking to blame rather than effectively looking for responsibility and I think the difference between fault or blame and responsibility is a huge 1 because it's so easy I mean I lived with a chip on my shoulder for years and years and years and was like in my mind thinking about all the people who had wronged me. You know that kind of destructive thinking but the reality is is that here and now none of that matters. 54:23.31 mikebledsoe Yeah. 54:31.28 Max Shank If You can thank your lucky stars that you're alive and probably literate and you have all of these advantages. There are stores full of Food. You probably have a refrigerator a telephone a magic telephone that can teach you anything you have so many advantages. And whether it's your parents' fault that you're fat or lazy or whatever or not kind of doesn't Matter. It's your responsibility now to decide what you'd like to do from here on out and that's where you take back that Authority that's where you take back that authorship and like you said you put the pen down on paper. And you're going to clarify your thinking to an enormous level and I I do that every morning even if it's something that isn't directly related to me earning more dollars but it usually will help me make more sense of the world. 55:24.74 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I I Um I would say I'm on the excessive thinking as Well. The but I mean I appreciate your excessive thinking because what you just said was probably. Product of that have you read the book mastery by Robert green. Yeah, 1 of the things I Really like about that book is um the thing that really stood out was how he highlighted. Ah how? Ah, some of the most innovative people. 55:45.95 Max Shank Yeah Robert greene. Yeah. 56:02.68 mikebledsoe Are a product of having mastered 3 things and it taking about 7 to 10 years to develop mastery around a topic or a subject and ah I up until I read that book I tended to judge myself for going from. 56:04.52 Max Shank The. 56:21.72 mikebledsoe Being really good at 1 thing and then just completely changing industries and going. Oh I was into this but now I do nothing but this and then I did this other thing I go oh it's like you don't know so you know, excessive thinking or excessive collecting of information. 56:24.68 Max Shank Right? Up. Ah. 56:41.30 mikebledsoe I think that I think it's good. You point out it's entertainment but that entertainment is something that's I find to be very useful in just helping my mind relax so that when I do get back to the things I'm focusing on. Um, it's it's my I come at it with ah with a new mind but also fast forward 5 years you know that that information may come useful most of most of my excess thinking in my my youth has been around philosophical topics and how to think and all these things which have been useful but probably the most useful it's become is having conversations like this which people will now listen to and get some benefit from. 57:03.56 Max Shank Um, yeah. 57:20.75 mikebledsoe So we both tend to collect what may seem like trivial information but at some point these dots connect into something that's useful. 57:28.43 Max Shank And that's usually where innovation happens too. I have a super diverse set of interest. Um I have a 3 ring binder. That's full of study guides ah from different topics that range From. Electricity to chemistry and physics and biology and it's basically like study guides for tests but it just happens to be the highest concentration of information about these topics and I like peruse through these things and you know peruse means study deeply. 57:58.86 mikebledsoe Um. 58:07.30 Max Shank Rather than like a quick look over most people misuse that word peruse Peru Yeah, most most people use peruse as like a quick scan but ah, it's just the opposite and if they had perused a dictionary they would they would know that. Ah so so. 58:10.53 mikebledsoe Really I did not know that. 58:26.69 Max Shank Ah I play a bunch of different musical instruments I have a huge diverse set of interests and then my friend is really into investing and that's like all he studies and he's all about sharpening that 1 blade and we talk about how? ah. The Japanese culture is very much that way. There's not a lot of innovation but there is a lot of refinement so they will perhaps not invent the sword but they will take the invention of the sword and refine it into the best sword ever. 59:02.55 mikebledsoe Well, they did it with cars. 59:04.46 Max Shank So there's right, they wouldn't innovate something like that. But once they have it now they they refine it and that's 2 ways. Absolutely. 59:10.54 mikebledsoe What toy toyota is known to be 1 of the most dependable vehicles and it's because of their manufacturing process is they they revolutionize manufacturing through the 6 sigma. Yeah that what they they're basically did they invent the 6 sigma system. 59:20.27 Max Shank Um, that's top down from the culture. 59:27.42 Max Shank Have no clue. Yeah. 59:29.34 mikebledsoe Or yeah, it's they either invented or or again probably refined it. 59:33.67 Max Shank So you could argue that they're spending an excessive amount of time to just refine something rather than being like hey it's good. You got a car already. What's the big deal. So ah, excess is kind of like beauty. It's in the eye of the beholder and. 59:48.95 mikebledsoe Well, that's that's that's also the beauty of capitalism right is somebody the japanese could be excessive and and that whereas the west coast of the United states is excessive and and trying new creative things most of which will never work. Ah. 59:52.39 Max Shank Typically. 01:00:05.94 Max Shank Right? well. 01:00:08.45 mikebledsoe And so the California makes Japan possible and Japan makes california possible. 01:00:15.10 Max Shank Yeah,, there's a big interrelationship between going wide and expanding your focus out or narrowing your focus down. It's kind of like when we talk about focus I say you have the lantern and the laser beam and the lantern is like a soft radiant Glow. In 3 hundred and sixty degrees and the lasers focusing all same amount of energy all onto a single point. 01:00:40.10 mikebledsoe Well this is why you're not going to have a lot of Ph Ds running companies and because they have spent so much of their time focused in on a single subject and in fact, don't know a lot of times. Not all Ph Ds are this way but a lot of Ph Ds I've met. 01:00:50.68 Max Shank A. 01:00:57.68 mikebledsoe Ah, very smart and is 1 area. Not very smart in a lot of other areas and you take somebody who is you know a serial entrepreneur someone who may be ceoing different companies and their focus is much broader. They know a lot. Know a lot of different a little bit about a lot of different things more like ah a swiss army knife or Jack of all trades and is what I've seen. 01:01:22.40 Max Shank Like a concentration of a portfolio like we talked about I think we talked about it last week you know if you put all your eggs in 1 basket. Don't put all your eggs in 1 basket you can earn a lot more but you could also lose all of them. 01:01:36.36 mikebledsoe How many how many of these sayings revolve around chickens and eggs and because you got ducks in a row too. We haven't brought that 1 up I mean yeah, there's something about foul. Yeah. 01:01:46.77 Max Shank That's a good point. A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush. That's not true anymore that did I already mention that because a bird in the hand has got to be worth like fucking a Hundred in the bush because think how shitty people are at catching birds like I wouldn't be able to catch a fucking. 01:01:54.53 mikebledsoe Now. 01:02:04.64 Max Shank Bird in a bush. Ah. 01:02:05.78 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, but if you got but our ah bird shot right? Go you might get five? Yeah, all right I think we're we're starting to become unfocused I don't know if that's actually true I think we've been whatever. 01:02:08.79 Max Shank Bird shot. Yeah, a way better chance. 01:02:21.70 Max Shank I Think we explored excess to a good amount. 01:02:24.60 mikebledsoe We're we're explored a lot now. We're getting off another subjects which is great. Yeah, we don't want to excessively discuss excess. So I how does greatness happen. Oh yep. 01:02:33.53 Max Shank That's how greatness happens f y I just to close if you're excessively focused on 1 thing I was talking to someone the other day he dropped by the gym and he trains with his buddy in the garage and he said yeah my friend is always referencing your Stuff. He's always saying oh max says this or max says that he he really? Ah, um, you know he really buys in to what I don't remember exactly the phrase he used but I was like yeah you know I basically just got lucky that I found something that I was crazy interested in. 01:03:07.87 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:03:10.40 Max Shank Because that's the the big mystery is that I just happen to be really interested in human movement and fitness and pain and psychology and I see that as the way to liberate yourself and. 01:03:15.20 mikebledsoe E. 01:03:24.63 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:03:28.56 Max Shank I'll totally eat your lunch if you're just going to be a casual observer of exercise If you're just casually interested in exercise you have no chance to compare to me because you're not taking it to that excessive level. So. 01:03:40.95 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:03:47.77 Max Shank If you want to be great at something. There's something to be said about total immersion and I think that if you really immerse yourself in a topic. You can be top ten percent in 2 years maybe even less and top ten percent you're still eating lobster at that point. 01:04:03.42 mikebledsoe Yeah, all right I was thinking 1 percent I don't think it takes that I was it. Um, what was the figure if you read 5 books books on a subject you're you're in the top five percent something like I know if that's actually true but that that was like 1 of those. Ah sayings I picked up on is like if you read 5 books on 1 subject because most people never do most people read 1 book on a subject and then they they go. Okay I move on ah on to something else. That's True. That's True. A lot of. 01:04:22.13 Max Shank Sounds like um. I mean it depends on the book. A lot of books suck. They might actually make you dumber about the topic even if the person is smart even if the person is smart. Did I tell you about my favorite Author Lee's favorite book Flow have you ever tried to read that book by. 01:04:38.84 mikebledsoe Popular books are that way. 01:04:44.40 mikebledsoe No oh yeah, we've talked about this chicks and me high. 01:04:49.74 Max Shank Mi high chick sent me good god it's like it's unreadable. Um, and I'm excessively obsessed with the flow state where decision making is easier. Athletic performance is higher. Mental peace is higher mental performance is higher. All these things are better I'm like so interested in the topic and I'm trying to get through this book I'm like this guy doesn't know how to communicate an idea like is driving me nuts. 01:05:13.67 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, ah, let's close this bad boy up I um, you know I think my big takeaways here is ah monitor. What's useful for your life and your goals. If you feel you're you're going getting into excess and as max was saying excess is ah very useful if you want to be really good at something but it is probably not the thing that's going to bring you a lot of peace and joy. 01:05:50.94 Max Shank It might if you really like it. 01:05:54.56 mikebledsoe Well I think that ah you know, maybe if you're enjoying the process. 01:06:00.19 Max Shank Yeah I would say that just to wrap it all up with an action point try fasting take a couple days off of food take a couple days off of Media. That's the easiest way to. Get back in balance or at least the fastest way and just write stuff down with pen and paper and write down what you want how you think you can get it what you're grateful for I mean we could go on and on but basically just ah, take a fast from all forms of Media. And put your cell phone away in the drawer turn it off and just get out the pen and paper and see what's there because you probably don't need to read any more books or watch any more videos you just need to organize what you already know and focus it down into something that's useful. 01:06:53.63 mikebledsoe Excellent. Love you too later. 01:06:56.80 Max Shank Thanks Mikey! Love you buddy later.