Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 21, 2021 is: untoward un-TOH-erd adjective Untoward means "unruly, unfavorable, or improper." // The rules specify that untoward behavior will not be tolerated. See the entry > Examples: "At 82, Judy Collins retains the crystalline tone that made her an icon of the early 1960s folk music movement, sounding so youthful … it's hard not to ask her whether she's made an untoward bargain with the devil." — Andrew Gilbert, The San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sept. 2021 Did you know? For centuries, toward was used for "forward-moving" youngsters, the kind who showed promise and were open to listening to their elders. The adjective then came to mean "obliging." The opposite of this toward is froward, meaning "disobedient." Froward has fallen out of common use, and the cooperative sense of toward is obsolete, but untoward is still moving forward.
It's game day again! With the help of our Patreon patrons, we're trying to get each other to guess random English rap lines. With dramatic readings, performances and clips from the song, will we be able to guess? It's one of those episodes where we can't guess something you think is obvious for a super long time and y'all yell at your phones and get super frustrated at us. So I hope that's fun!! Thanks to all our Seasoned Fan Patreon patrons for helping us with this episode!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the co-founder of Ala Press, and the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Habitat Threshold. He's the recipient of many prizes, including the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award. An assistant professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Santos Perez teaches Pacific literature and directs the Creative Writing program there. Also, shout-out to his gorgeous blog.In this episode, we chat with Craig about his most recent poetry collection, published at the very beginning of the pandemic, which has as its core climate activism and anxieties about the future of the planet his daughters are inheriting. Perez gives his readers great insight into the connection between humans and their environments. In this collection, Perez uses what he coined as ‘recycled form'—taking the form of older poems and inserting his own content into it. Perez's Works:HachaSainaGuma'LukaoUndercurrent by Craig Santos Perez and Brandy Nālani McDougallCrosscurrentHonorable Mentions:Pablo Neruda's Sonnet 17Wallace Stevens's 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird William Carlos Williams's This Is Just To Say
The scripture describes a wicked oppressive end-time ruler referred to as the Beast. What can we do to protect ourselves and those that we love? The birth of Yeshua provides some answers! Translated from a podcast originally recorded October 3, 2021. La Bestia: Parte 1 Exponiendo el Engaño - Inglés y Español. Las escrituras describen a un malvado gobernante opresor del tiempo del fin, al que se le llama la Bestia. ¿Qué podemos hacer para protegernos a nosotros mismos y a los que amamos? ¡El nacimiento de Yeshua proporciona algunas respuestas! Traducido de un podcast grabado originalmente el 3 de octubre del 2021.
For the next weeks, we will be re-sharing the top 6 episodes of Peruvians of USA Season 2! ********************************************** Elena is an Andean adoptee from Peru. Her family is from Puno, Peru, though she was born and adopted from Lima. Elena was adopted during the Fujimori regime right after Alan Garcia was out of office. Finding community has been a long journey. Reconnecting with her biological family has given Elena a sense of connection back to Peru. Elena is raising an Afro-Indigenous daughter whom she absolutely adores. Her daughter is the reason Elena loves her people and community that much harder. Elena wants her daughter to have representation as she grows up and to see the beauty in our people. Learning to accept that adoption IS part of the diaspora has been liberating. Elena has found herself within a community that is accepting and understanding. If you find yourself in Azángaro, Puno, Peru – check out Elena's mom's restaurant called, Solé. El saborcito criollo. Connect with Elena via IG @brooklynwarmidesigns In this episode: How Brooklyn Warmi Designs jewelry is helping the Peruvian diaspora reconnect with their indigeneity, honor our ancestors, and connect with each other Elena's adoption story, identity crisis, and choosing community above all else Elena's advice to people thinking about adopting and how it's a lifetime commitment to healing Shoutouts to fellow Peruvian creators and small business owners, such as Black Flowers Grow, Love Supay, Cholita Nuyorquina, So Sweet by Michelle, T's Designs, and photographer Bonny Melendez. Ways to support the podcast: Give us a review on Apple Podcast Become a Listener Supporter, see link in bio Visit our Online Store and help us change the narrative with our t-shirt: “El Mejor Amigo de un Peruano es otro peruano.” Also available in feminine (“peruana”) and gender-neutral (“peruanx”) versions Follow Peruvians of USA Podcast on IG: @peruviansofusa Like our page on Facebook! Check out our scholarship "Javier Bardales Huaripata" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peruviansofusa/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peruviansofusa/support
This week on Real Talk with Rachael I'm talking with my friend Nika Maples about her incredible story. She says, "When I was 20 years old, my plans for my life, career, family, and future fell apart. I was an active sophomore in college, then suddenly I was quadriplegic in the Intensive Care Unit, having suffered a massive brainstem stroke. I could not speak, swallow, or blink. Because I could hear, I listened as doctors warned my family that I had as little as 48 hours to live. There was nothing for us to do but pray. My faith sustained me in ways I can hardly explain, and a year later I walked back onto my college campus on my own two feet. I taught English in public schools for ten years, and in 2007, the Texas Education Agency awarded me the distinguished honor of Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. In that role, I started writing and speaking full time, sharing messages of hope and endurance with education, business, and church groups across the country. I love seeing people experience a renewed sense of purpose because of one of my presentations. One of the most rewarding things I do is help Christian writers conquer what's holding them back. To date, I have written five books and I have a thriving career as a writer and public speaker. But that wasn't always the case. I remember struggling to finish my first book and wondering how to take the next step in publishing and marketing. Now I enjoy teaching writers how to advance their Kingdom-focused writing projects through my signature program, The Keep Writing Course." Key Points from Our Conversation: After suffering a brain stem stroke and being given a bad report, Nika says that the prognosis was “information, but not a proclamation” about her life. God not only restored Nika's speech but also gave her a platform to use it. “There's no such thing as a dead-end in God's kingdom.” We often believe information as a fact, but we should bring everything to the Lord. Give the facts to Him as you know them and trust that He knows and holds the future. Some common limiting beliefs that often stop us from starting are that don't have enough time, money or skill, and ability. Stop focusing on the temporary. “There is no such thing as being behind with an eternal God.” Money is just a tool. You should never think of money as an obstacle. God is the only source. Everything else is a resource. Ask God for what you need to accomplish the task He's assigned you. When we say, “I don't know,” it disconnects us from the divine wisdom God is giving us. The Holy Spirit speaks truth and increases our wisdom. He has given us everything we need for life and Godliness. His thoughts that are higher than my thoughts are available to me. Say something different like, “God is helping me figure this out” or “It's becoming clearer.” “Doubt means I'm entering new territory. Discomfort is the price of admission to taking new territory.” The discomfort casts us into His comforting arms. He's the only one who can truly comfort us. God doesn't require us to suffer, but a lot of times suffering produces what's next because we meet Jesus in a new way. When doubt comes up, we think we're not supposed to do something. The doubt comes before the breakthrough. Every dream we have is on the other side of discomfort. Failure is not a problem. God will use our failure for fruitfulness. Without faith, it's impossible to please God. Faith is God's pleasure. He doesn't want our works. It's when we're face down in loss, failure, and defeat that we can experience the greatest faith in our lives. When we know He's the only one who can save us and He's the only one that will, that faith brings Him great pleasure. Be content to let him lead. Self-confidence comes from our self-history. God-confidence is knowing that if He asked me to do it, then He's planning to empower me to do it. There are enough blessings for all. There is no lack in the kingdom. Let's Get Real Practical: The Bible says we should take our thoughts captive. This week I encourage you to take a deep look at your thoughts and investigate how they're affecting your life. What's a thought that God is calling you to take captive? (Choose just one at a time.) What feeling does that thought activate? What behavior is following? Resources Mentioned: Twelve Clean Pages Keep Writing Course One-on-one coaching Episode Sponsor: Sign up for JOYmail – my monthly newsletter that's full of resources that deliver a little joy and practical action steps for life into your inbox. Connect with Nika: website | Instagram | Facebook Connect with Rachael: website | Instagram | Facebook
A young Amish girl goes missing while walking home from church. Because the police aren't sharing any details, people come up with theories on what happened. Some think the girl ran away to escape the strict confines of her religion, others think something more sinister happened. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an arrest is made. But police still don't know where the girl is, and they won't find out for nine months. In episode 164, Jac, Alexis, and Billy examine what happened to Linda Stoltzfoos, and how her disappearance affected both the Amish and English communities.
Everyday topics in everyday English with no script and no editing! Let's go! Check out my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCI2xkI6T7R_ZPt6i4kB0Jkw Support this podcast and listen to bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/easynaturalenglish Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/englishwithliam Take a lesson with me: https://go.italki.com/TeacherLiam
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the calm in the eye of the storm that was literally everyone in her life: her parents, her stepmother, her stepsister, her husband, her husband's BFF, literally EVERYONE was the most chaotic and she somehow stands out for just keeping it together all these years. She was the ultimate Goth Queen Mom Friend, casually invented a whole new genre of fiction/revolutionized English language literature while on the world's worst couples getaway and while dealing with perpetual pregnancy and grief. To say we stan is an understatement. References: In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson Recommended books on Bookshop.org Support Vulgar History on Patreon Vulgar History Merch - use code TITSOUT for free U.S. shipping or TITSOU10 for 10% off your order Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2021 is: batten BAT-un verb Batten means "to furnish or fasten with or as if with supports." // Residents battened down their doors and windows before the storm. See the entry > Examples: "Everything was battened down and they were all set to leave the round-the-clock eatery—until they discovered there was no key to the front door. It had been that long since they'd locked it." — Bob Yesbek, The Cape Gazette (Lewes, Delaware), 7 May 2021 Did you know? Batten comes from the name for an iron bar used to secure the covering of a hatchway on a ship, which was especially useful in preparation of stormy weather. The verb batten is used in variations of the phrase "batten down the hatches," which means "to prepare for a difficult or dangerous situation." It winds back to Latin battuere, meaning "to beat."
“Round Table” is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.
Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe What is a demonym? Its the word you use to talk abotu someone from a specific state or city. Today learn the most important state demonynms in English so that you can lively conversations about culture and politics with native speakers
I don't know if you have experienced this but either people are telling you that you are overthinking, underthinking or not thinking in the right way. There are reams of books about how to think the "right" way. Especially if you have an anxiety condition. And I know the depression folks catch double hell on it too. And let's not forget that freak flag that get's waived when someone expresses and opinion as fact and then when you try to educate or provide sources they accuse you of not having critical thinking skills. Or they really might not have a process to think critically. And they get pissed off that you do. Critical Thinking has been used as a weapon or a savior when it comes to anxiety treatment treatment. Most of the time by people who don't know jack about either one. In my opinion. The basic process isn't hard to understand. The implementation depends on the person, your circumstances, education, and life experience. Critical thinking is a way to evaluate information and make an informed decision or find a solution. Resources Mentioned: Who You Were Before Trauma: by Luise Reddemann. English language version published by The Experiment, a division of Workman Publishing. To those of you that are hip, the ISBN is 9781615196166 Critical Thinking definition at Plato Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy On the Dummies.com website you can find the book, Critical Thinking for Dummies. If you don't want to buy the book there is a cheat sheet article that will give you the headline version. For those of you on the academic tip that cringed in my simplification, there is Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy description for a more academic version of the process. The Center for Critical Thinking is a non-profit organization that wants to add a fairness, empathetic aspect to the process. The center has where to begin page that is a good entry point. Brianna Weist has a post on Medium called Logic Lapses Are Giving You Chronic Anxiety If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741. Disclaimer: Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder. This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 29th Wednesday of Ordinary Time, October 20th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Caeli Deus Sanctissime," Pope St. Gregory the Great Psalm 27 (two parts) Canticle: Colossians 1v12-20 Reading: James 1v19-22, 25 Responsory: Claim me once more as your own, Lord, and have mercy on me. Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 Intercessions: Lord, show us your love. The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
The Art Explora Foundation has created an online academy, and it is completely free! The Art Explora Academy includes 11 courses and learners can earn a certificate supported by Sorbonne University. In addition, this incredible resource has a rich media library including articles, videos and podcasts about art history. I am incredibly honored that my little podcast was included in their library. As an elementary art teacher in Illinois, it never occurred to me that I might gain an international audience. I am not nearly big enough to play it cool on this one. I am very excited and grateful for every listener I have and every opportunity I get. You can find the Art Explora Academy at academy.artexplora.org Please check it out and tell all your friends. The Art Explora Foundation has worked with numerous art organizations and content producers to create an incredible learning platform in French and English in order to make art history accessible to everyone. Please share the link on your social media to help others find the joy of learning the stories behind the artworks.
Photo: The Israelites mourn the death of Moses. In the background the burial of Moses on a hilltop by two angels (Deut. 34:8). The print has a Hebrew, Latin, French, English, German and Dutch caption. Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 - Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD, @rich_goldberg - Orde Kittrie is a senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Follow him on Twitter @Ordefk
In this week's episode, Violet and Emerson discuss chapters 23-23, a Johanna quote, and some crazy fan theories. For more information about Capitol Chatter, visit our website here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/capitol-chatter-podcast/message
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Let's talk about words we get from a food staple that has helped shape who we are as humans and how we talk as English-speakers. The Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please become a patron today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. Thank you for listening.
For Halloween, Sawbones is bringing you a story rooted in folklore and mystery: two children showed up one day in the English town of Woolpit, speaking a strange language . . .and with green skin. But their curious appearance may have a logical and medical explanation, and we bring you our best guesses.
Lauds, Morning Prayer for the 29th Wednesday in Ordinary Time, October 20th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email email@example.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. For direct support, Venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Nox Tenebrae et Nubila," Prudentius (4th century), translation by ©John Rose and Sing the Hours 2021 Psalm 36 Canticle: Judith 16v2-3a, 13-15 Psalm 47 Reading: Tobit 4v15a, 16a, 18a, 19 Responsory: Incline my heart according to your will, O God. Canticle of Zechariah Intercessions: Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Ave Maria (Gregorian) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
Dear liberals, are you regretting voting for Joe Biden after going to the grocery store and seeing the shelves where you purchase your fattening little debbie's are BARE!!! Joe Biden and his little administration have screwed our supply chain. We're beginning to experience the consequences of having this ridiculous president.Let's talk about trashy mandates, growing up with different advantages, and NEOPRONOUNS (aka a chance for narcissistic insecure people to run around trying to change the English language).GRAB A COFFEE AND BE UNCANCELLABLE
If English is not your native language, does it mean you have to compromise on the things you want to achieve in your life? Listening to the stories in this episode, you'll see that the answer is absolutely not. But it wasn't always like that. For my students who you will meet in this episode, English used to be a huge obstacle that was impossible to overcome. But with the right strategy, practice technique and mindset, they were able to make an incredible transformation in their English that led to making incredible changes in their lives, well-being, confidence, self-worth, and even salary! These are the stories of my New Sound students. Each of these remarkable individuals shares about their English journey, and especially their moments of success – a true testament to the fact that English doesn't have to be a barrier in our lives. And if you have the right roadmap, getting to that point is closer than you think. If you'd like to know how YOU can see similar results in your life, I'm inviting you to click here to learn about my transformational program, New Sound: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ Watch the episode and hear how Orsi Csernák started teaching English and giving tours around Budapest in English, and how Sergio Mendes really took things to the next level, and together with Orsi, has recorded about 600 videos, showing up in English one day after another. You'll also get to know Alma Vivero, who wears her accent with pride and converse confidently and freely in English; Leia Santos, who hosted speaking sessions with other NS members, inspired, and guided them; Barbara Myszka who gained confidence to negotiate for a higher salary; and Ekaterina Ratsina who took initiative and decided to give a full lecture in English in front of 50 people. Did you know that you can try my program New Sound for FREE? Click here https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound-trial/
Few things are as essential to the global barista community as Barista Magazine. For 16 years they have been "Serving people Serving Coffee" and advancing the knowledge, craft, and profession of the barista with every issue. Barista Magazine gives a platform and voice to the vibrant and amazing people who make amazing coffee and today we get to talk with the founders, Sarah Allen and Kenneth Olsen, All about how it started, grew, and their perspectives on the growth of the industry they have been faithfully reflecting all these years. Sarah Allen, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Barista Magazine, has been a driving force in the international barista movement from its outset, writing thoughtfully and compellingly about the barista craft, as well as contributing numerous stories on the subculture of baristas to multiple magazines and newspapers. Sarah has worked in a variety of editorial positions in her 20 years of professional publishing experience, as a staff writer for The Oakland Tribune in the San Francisco Bay Area; as a staff writer for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Ore.; as a freelance writer for such publications as WebMD, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter; and as the Editor of Fresh Cup Magazine. She holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California in Davis, California. Publisher Kenneth R. Olson has more than two decades of experience working as a writer and editor for both mainstream and specialty coffee publications. Kenneth's work has appeared in a number of publications, including academic journals, Oregon Humanities, and The New York Times. Kenneth holds a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor's degree in History and Communications from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I am old enough to remember when Barista magazine first came out only 6 years into my own career in coffee and what an impact it made. I have known Sarah and Ken for a good portion of that time and so getting to interview them here on this show feels truly magical. I hope you enjoy this conversation! We cover: Beginning at the perfect time Creating and curating the first issue Highlighting baristas and connecting the community Listening as essential to serving well Providing tools, education and lifting up the barista Accessibility of information Global spread of barista culture Rise of barista in producing countries Providing clear learning pathways Why there is no “right” answer How owners can meet barista's needs right now Links: www.baristamagazine.com Instagram @baristamagazine Related Episodes: 306 : A Conversation w/ 2004 U.S. Barista Champion, Bronwen Serna! 305 : Founder Friday! w/ Andrew Sinclair of MadLab Coffee, Los Angeles, CA 294 : At Origin Roasting Revolution w/ Luis Fernando, founder of Amor Perfecto! 252 : Founder Friday w/ Klaus Thompson of the Coffee Collective, Denmark Visit our amazing Sponsors! www.prima-coffee.com/keys www.pacficfoodservice.com www.coffeefest.com
Part two of our first Q and A episode. Randall and Craig tackle questions submitted via The Ridership community. Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Episode Sponsor: Athletic Greens Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos): 00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to in the dirt from the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host. Craig dalton i'll be joined shortly by my co-host randall jacobs. [00:00:12] Today's episode is part two of our Q and a episode series. Go back in your feed, a couple episodes to find part one. You can certainly jump right into this episode as we're going question by question. And they don't necessarily. Have relation to one another but if you're interested in part one either after the fact or before you listened to this episode go ahead and jump back and listen to that episode. [00:00:36] Today's episode is brought to you by our friends at athletic greens. The health and wellness company that makes comprehensive daily nutrition really really simple. 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[00:01:38] I think by now, you've probably heard my personal jam. I like to take athletic greens. First thing in the morning is to get a jumpstart on my hydration. As well as my nutritional needs. And i'm big ride days if i'm feeling super depleted i'll come home and have a second glass so on a saturday or sunday i might double up my servings [00:01:58] If you're open to giving athletics greens, a try, simply visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. [00:02:05] Athletic greens has agreed to give a free one year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs to any gravel ride podcast listener. So be sure to visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. To give it a try today. With that said let's jump into part two of the q and a episode with randall [00:02:26] Craig: Next question was on optimizing the adjustment and float intention on SPD pedals. I don't think there's much we can add there cause it's a little bit of trial and error. In my opinion. I don't know about the float. I don't even know if mine has like float adjustment. For me it seems like it's just the tension. So I, how hard or easy it is to get in and out. And that's been something maybe I've amped up over time as I become more confident, but certainly starting them out with them. Fairly easy to disengage is perfectly acceptable if you're not comfortable with Clifton riding. [00:02:57] Randall: Yeah. In terms of tension, I would definitely start with a looser engagement and then tighten it down as you get more confident, Especially when you're first starting out. And what else? Patrick and I actually talked about this in the bike fit episode. Hey recommending shifting the cleats back. So if you're running mountain style shoes, which the gravel bike probably should be if you can run them in the back, the bolts to the back then sliding the cleat. Pretty much all the way to the back. Now if that doesn't feel right, you can always move it forward a little bit, but whereas this new real problem with going too far back there can be issues with going too far forward in terms of biomechanics and so on. And in terms of the float, you want to be in the middle of the float and you never want to be in a position where the you're you're not able to peddle in a natural motion where you're using the cleat positioning to restrict your motion. That is a a good way to end up with an injury. So definitely don't do that. I generally will start with the cleats. In a position where it's restricting my inward motion so that my heel can't hit the crank arm. And then I'll peddle from there and see am I in the middle, middle of the float? Am I in my restricted any part of the pedal stroke? And if not, then that's a good starting point. But to really get this right again it is hard to do this on your own. It's hard to see knee tracking. In souls or thing you want to invest in, in order to help align the full stack from hip to knee through the ankle. And this is where listen to the bike, fit 1 0 1 episode and consider working with a bike fitter. [00:04:30] Craig: I was just going to say the same thing. It's like one of those things like, oh, bike fit, you don't necessarily go to clique adjustment, but so often when I've observed it, cleat adjustment happens in a bike fit. [00:04:41] Randall: And it doesn't happen first, right? Everything else has to be right first. So if your saddle's too low and your arches are collapsing and things like that, you're already starting with things out of alignment and are going to have some trouble, but at least the advice that, that I just gave will prevent the worst issues. But again, go get a bike fit. [00:05:01] Craig: Yep. [00:05:02] The next [00:05:02] question. Yeah, The next question. [00:05:05] was about what's the best technique for using a dropper post? How does this help with the physics of the ride? [00:05:14] Randall: I'll let you go first. I certainly have an opinion on this one. [00:05:17] Craig: This is a dangerous one for us. The listener, the avid listener knows we can go into a deep dropper post where I'm whole, but let's try to offer some quick advice. One of the things I like to remind people about with respect to drop her posts is that it's not just a, all the way up or all the way down product. You've got the full spectrum of range, which means you should use it frequently. Obviously when you're in heavy tactical descents with steep, dicentric, you're going to slam it. [00:05:45] But I quite frequently lower it just a centimeter to just give myself a little bit more room on terrain. Maybe it's a road descent or something that I'm super confident on, but it gives me a little bit more margin for error. And as I'm feeling maybe more nervous about the speed. I'll go down even further just to give myself again a bigger range of just a bigger margin of error. So practice, and no, there's no right or wrong, use it frequently and you'll figure out what feels best for you. [00:06:15] Randall: You've seen my technique with the dropper. I'm a bit more extreme. So for me, I use the dropper all the time. I have it down all the way on a high-speed road descent, and I use it to allow me to, move my mass around on the bike in a way where, if I want the front end to be more planted, I can put more mass on the bars, but then I can shift my weight down and back over the rear axle to lighten up the front end for say, traversing, really rough terrain. Provides that distance between the bike and the body where your arms and legs can act as suspension. Your front wheel is rolling in sailing. Your rear is doing more of your speed control. And in this way, it really radically. Improves the capability of the bike, not just off-road, but I would argue on road as well. I descend much faster because I know I can grab a handful of both brakes and not be pitching over the handlebars. So for me, even on the road, I'm dropping it all the way in a lot of situations. [00:07:08] Just because I like to go that much faster and it gives me that margin of safety. [00:07:12] Craig: All makes sense. Next off, we're going to an area work. Gosh, Randall I almost think we need an entirely new category in the ridership forum just about tires. What do you think? [00:07:25] Randall: We've been asked for this for a while. By the time this episode airs, if we don't have a channel in there, somebody yell at us in the forum, we'll get that up. [00:07:35] Craig: The first question comes again from Tom boss, from orange county unicorn tires, lightweight, puncture resistance, fast rolling with lots of grip. What comes closest for you? [00:07:45] Randall: I'm not getting in the weeds on this one. I defer to the hive-mind and the ridership on this. I can tell you what I ride. But I'm gonna make no claims about it being the optimal. [00:07:56] Craig: Yeah, do. What are you writing in these days? [00:07:58] Randall: so currently I'm writing just a WTB Sendero upfront and a venture in the rear. And these aren't especially fancy casings. They're not the most efficient tire. But they're pretty robust and they have great grip and I like the mullet setup. I'm a big fan of going with something NABI or upfront and like a file tread or even a semi slick, depending on your terrain in the back. [00:08:20] And yeah, that's the way that I go. We actually just brought in some maxes, Ramblers and receptors. So we go a rambler small knob front and a receptor in the back. And I like the six 50 by 47 size. There are situations where I wish I could have a little bit more volume, other situations where I wish I had a little bit more efficiency, which tells me that I'm right in the middle of the range for most of the writing that I do. [00:08:40] Craig: Yeah. For me. And first off, full disclosure to everybody, I'm a Panorai sir, brand ambassador. So I want to put that out there. The gravel king S K was a tire that I got on my first proper gravel bike. And I just fell in love with it. Then I left for many years and went on to more of a setup that you had rocking the Sandero up front. [00:09:01] Thinking I was, riding more challenging terrain and could appreciate the knobs, which I did. [00:09:06] But recently I've gone back to the gravel king as Kay. And I do find it to be a wonderful all around tire because I feel super fast on the road and it does everything that I needed to do in most of the situations that I get into. [00:09:21] Randall: Yeah, sounds about right. And then there's always, if you're, if you had a really long ride out to the trail you could always, bring the pressure up a smidge on the way out there and then give it a little at the the Trailhead. [00:09:34] Craig: Yeah. [00:09:34] And again, it obviously comes down to where you are and one thing I'll just note really quickly, and we've talked about it before is Riding fully select tires at a fat with has been remarkable to me how performance they can be. Off-road you think you need knobs, then all of a sudden you realize where you do need them, but actually if you change your riding style a little bit if you've got a fat rubber tire on there, you can go and do a lot of things. [00:09:59] Randall: Yeah, the dropper helps a lot with that. In terms of just being able to be more nuanced with your body English as you going over stuff. But yeah, I run 700 by 30 tubeless tires and I'll go out on hard road drives and then I'll pass it on to see a trail and be like, oh, what's over there, I must find out now and then to see. Go and do a little bit of adventuring. And you gotta pick, you gotta pick your lines. You gotta be careful not to hit anything, square, a square edge. That's gonna, bang up against your rim. But if you're if your pressure is high enough and you're gentle enough with your writing, you can do a remarkable amount. Most of the stuff that we've written in Marine together up written on slicks. [00:10:36] At one point. Yeah. [00:10:38] not saying it's a good idea, but it's doable. [00:10:41] Craig: True. And you enjoyed other parts of the ride and leaned into other parts of the ride, presumably more because that's, what the bike was oriented around on that particular day. And maybe you needed to nurse your way down Blazedale Ridge or something, but you got through it. [00:10:55] Randall: Yeah, and it's definitely more of an uphill thing than a downhill thing. [00:11:00] Craig: Yeah. [00:11:00] Randall: go uphill on dirt and then downhill on, on road, but okay. The, we went on a proper tangent there. [00:11:07] Craig: Yeah, sorry. next? [00:11:08] one. Next question is from Josh, from east Texas. It's around suppleness. Suppleness in tires is desired by riders. So how do I choose a simple tire without having to buy it and write it with no published measure of scale of suppleness on a given tire from the manufacturer we are left with only this tire field strop sample is TPI and indication. [00:11:30] Why don't manufacturers provide consumers with this information? [00:11:33] Randall: So I'm going to volunteer Ben Z and Marcus G in the forum as to people who seem to have written. Every tire I've ever heard of. And some that I haven't. And there are others in there that have as well. But yeah, I think this is a matter of finding out what other people like and kindly asking their opinion and experiences with it. [00:11:52] Craig: Exactly. I think that's a good recommendation. [00:11:55] Next question is from Tom Henkel and it's around tire pressure. He acknowledges that he tends to ride harder pressures than a lot of people seem to recommend, but he's also dented REMS and had to wrangle the, straighten them out enough to complete a ride. So he's nervous about bottoming out. How do you know how low is too low? Given the weight of the rider and width of the tire? Also, how does this vary by terrain type? [00:12:17] Randall: The indication of how low is too low is really. He's denting his rims. And pinch flatting as well you can have two riders of the same weight on the same tires at the same pressure on the same terrain, one we'll be a little bit better at picking lines or at shifting weight around. And we'll be able to push the limits a little bit more. But if you're ponderous and steamrolling through things, then you might need to run higher pressures in order not to bang the rims. Now, if you're not already running the highest volume tires that will fit in your frame, start there for sure. And if you are, and you don't want to have to replace your bike, tire inserts, which is something that we haven't really talked about much. And is in its early days in gravel, but it's increasingly popular in mountain bike. And I'll be getting a set of these to try out. Isaac S in the forum loves his and he rides hard. He used to ride his gravel bike like a full-on mountain bike, and even cracked a rim once, and after he put in inserts he never had any trouble and he was actually pushing his pressures even lower. So those would be the recommendations. I have go biggest volume. You can and get some tire inserts. [00:13:25] Craig: Yeah, that makes sense. [00:13:26] It's all trial and error and I am eager as, as well as the listener, I imagined to hear what you think of tire inserts. Cause I do think It's yet another interesting part of the equation that some riders may be able to play around with successfully. [00:13:40] Randall: Yeah, it has the same effect as adding a little bit of suspension. If you can drop the pressure that much lower and have a two tiered suspension effect where you have the travel of the lower pressure tire, and then right before it bottoms out on the rim, you have this protective layer. So yeah, I think it makes a ton of sense, conceptually. So I'm excited to try it. [00:13:58] Craig: Yeah, interesting stuff. [00:14:00] Next question is another one from Kim brown. How do you go around choosing the right tire for the ride? [00:14:05] I guess I make more like quarterly or seasonal decisions around this and live with it. I certainly have brought my beef feed set up bike two places in the middle of the country that didn't require such an aggressive setup. But it is what it is like I, I'm not super concerned but I imagine if you have the wherewithal and interest you can dig in and find the right tire for every single outing. [00:14:32] Randall: Yeah. And you definitely again see people who seem to do that. And that's great. For me. I have a bicycle company and I have two wheel sets and I leave the same tires on until they burn out. I'll even take the Sendero Nabil upfront and when it starts to wear a little bit too much, I'll just move it to the back and put on another Nabil upfront. [00:14:49] I mostly rabid I got, and I got the two we'll set. So I have 700 by 32 blitz and a six 50 by 47 mullet set up. And it's really more of a choice of which wheel package I'm going to go with then. Swapping around tires and things like that, which is a more seasonal or annual decision. [00:15:05] Craig: Yeah. [00:15:06] Yeah. Yeah. Same. [00:15:07] Next one is probably I could've sat in the maintenance section of this conversation, but how do I deal with a pinch flat or puncture or some other common issue in a tubeless tire? [00:15:16] Randall: Punctures. Dynaplugs, bacon strips. Make sure you have a good amount of sealant in there. And have a spare tube as a backup, if all that fails. If you've got a pinch flat in a tubeless tire if it's on the sidewall, then you know, you do what you can to get home. Sometimes a plug will work, but if it's in the sidewall, you're probably going to want to replace that tire versus in the meat of the tread where the rubber is a lot thicker, a plug can last for the remaining life of the tire. And last thing would be, if you really have a problem and you have a tear in the sidewall, a boot or even just jam putting a dollar bill or something in there so it doesn't continue to spread, just so you can get home, and maybe running lower pressure so it doesn't blow out the sidewall. [00:16:00] Craig: Yeah. [00:16:02] If we assume the question came from someone who knows how to change a two-bed tire and has been through that experience, just a couple of other things I would highlight that may not be known unless you've had to go through it. If you are replacing a tubeless tire with an inner tube, you do need to remove the valve core. [00:16:19] First. And you can expect that if you have ample sealant remaining in said tire. It's going to be a messy situation. [00:16:27] Randall: Yeah. [00:16:28] Craig: I don't know what the right thing to do is if you leave the sealant in there, but it's going to be all over you. It's going to be all over the place. It's just something you have to deal with as you get that tire and get your tube in there and find your way home. [00:16:41] Randall: Yeah, all the more reason to get plugs and just have plugs with you because oftentimes you can get by with those. [00:16:48] Craig: Yeah. A hundred percent. The first time you plug a tire, it's like a Eureka moment and you just top off the tire and continue on your way. And when it goes beyond that, then you're a very sad. And you will have to deal with quite a mess. [00:17:02] Randall: There's a picture that think Isaac in the forum shared where he had a hole plugged with eight different plugs in the sidewall and he kept riding it for a while apparently. So Bravo maybe change that casing a little bit sooner. So though. [00:17:18] Craig: Related to tires, we're going to move into a section on wheels. And matthew Wakeman ask, what kind of situations would be worth considering three wheel sets versus just two for do most of it? Bikes. [00:17:32] Randall: So my thinking is the first wheel set is probably a wide 700 that can take everything from road to gravel tires and then a even wider six 50, that's more focused on gravel and adventure riding. And then an even wider two Niner that would be your mountain bike setup now, then. Then, that's getting into two bikes. So you have two bikes, three wheel sets between them. If you're just with one bike for everything, then if you're racing or if you're constantly switching between very focused road experience to a fast, hard packed gravel experience to a rugged. Bike packing adventure sort of experience, then it would make sense to maybe have two, seven hundreds and 1 6 50 B. It really would be another 700 slotting in the middle. There. [00:18:22] Craig: Yeah, for me, it's really around. Tire selection on those wheel sets and yes, it would be a luxury and a full disclosure. I do have three wheel sets in the garage and I'm splitting hairs literally. It's because I'm too lazy to change the tire. And I have the luxury of having the third wheel so that so I've got my sort of NABI. Fairly narrow 700 C off-road sat that will only take me a limited amount of places from where I live. I've got my one that I spend most of my time on which presently is six 50 by 43. And then I've got a 700 with a 30 road tire on it. [00:18:59] And it's more like Totally when I only had two wheel sets, it was all good. Just choose between road and mountain and don't worry too much about it. [00:19:07] Randall: I don't even have three wheels. That's Craig. Bravo. [00:19:10] Craig: Next question comes from Craig. Oh I'm curious on the difference between six 50 B and 700 C and confused about boosts standards, wheels, hubs, rotors and whether it's worth the investment to pursue or just stick with my current wheels. Ideally, I was interested in putting faster, thinner type tires on my 700 C wheels that came with the bike. [00:19:29] For all their road rides and a second set of six 50 B fatter grippier types for off-road fun. I think we've talked a lot about six 50 B versus 700 C on other podcasts and also on this podcast today. But I was interested in this question around standards, as someone who has a mountain bike, I was aware of boosts standards. [00:19:50] What is going on with that with respect to gravel bikes and do we see a path towards a boost standard for gravel bikes or are there specific design considerations that make that not likely. [00:20:03] Randall: So we have one it's called road boost and it seems to have been driven by the emergence of e-bikes as a major category. And what boost does is it increases the spacing upfront 10 millimeters in the back. I believe by six. And it allows the flanges and the hub to be space more widely apart, so that you have more of a bracing angle and more lateral strength. So the same amount of spokes gives you greater lateral stiffness and strength. So that's the benefit now, does it matter for, gravel bikes of, running up to say like a 2.2 tire or even a 2.4 without suspension. It's pretty minor gains. [00:20:46] I do think that we're going to see a transition towards road boost, which is a one 12 by one 10 upfront and a 12 by 1 48 in the rear. There's, trade-offs one of them being a well for pure road bikes. It's going to be trivially, less Aero, there's always the arrow marketing story . And then two in the back to you end up potentially having to increase the Q factor. Of the cranks. So most people actually benefit from more Q factor than the super narrow ones that used to be common on road bikes so it's not really a problem for most riders, but it's just like another design constraint. There's trade-offs is, are you have to fit a lot of things in a tight package and that's the issue, but it's out there, you see a couple bikes with it. Especially E road bikes and gravel bikes. And I think over time, you'll see that transition, but don't consider it an upgrade that you need to swap your bike to get. It's not mean it's not a meaningful thing in that regard, and you can get most of the benefits by just doing asymmetric rims, which, that's why we and others do asymmetric rims to downs the spoke tensions and angles. [00:21:49] Craig: Gotcha. I'm going to slip a personal question in that I'd put in the forum. How often should I grease the threads of my through axles if I change wheels frequently? [00:21:58] Randall: Often enough so that there's always grease on them and no dirt. And if you have any where on the threads you should be doing it more often and use a FIC. FIC Greece. But if you get any dirt in there, like if you drop your through axle or something like that, now you have basically a grinding compound. In the threads. So you want to clean that up. But yeah, that, as with any interface, it will wear over time. So Greece is your way of allowing that interface to last longer than the bike. [00:22:26] Craig: Yeah, great. We've got a question from Alex, from Tifton, Georgia. What's happening in the gravel scene to involve youth. [00:22:33] Randall: You seem to be taking out junior. Fairly often on whatever kids bike with whatever tires it's got on there. I think that counts. [00:22:41] Craig: Yeah, I just want to expose my son to riding off road. And so he's still on a 20 inch wheel bike, but I've put some monster, like two, one tires that I found on it's like a monster truck for him, which I think he enjoys. I think it's the key to bring the youth through mountain biking and discover gravel versus prematurely introducing drop our bikes. [00:23:06] Randall: Yeah. I'm of the same mind. I've a niece that I take riding in the same way and it's just like she has a 20 inch wheels kid's bike. And I just take her out on the dirt and get her comfortable riding on those surfaces and pushing her comfort zone to try new things. But then also just instilling this deep love of the adventure experience, which for me what we're calling gravel is really all about. It's like going and exploring the area where you live from an entirely different angle than you would get in a car or on foot. [00:23:36] Craig: Yeah. Agreed. [00:23:37] Randall: And then of course NICA. We have some coaches in the listenership. Then the new England youth cycling association, actually Patrick in Lee likes bikes are doing a skills clinic with them in October. [00:23:48] So you have that. And then urban off-road bike parks. Lotta our kids in the city don't have access to trails. And so just providing that access, I think is critical. And there's an example of a McLaren bike park in San Francisco. It's in a part of the city that is pretty far from the bridge and pretty far from the Santa Cruz mountains. And so this would be it, and there is plans potentially to expand that. And building more urban bike parks I think is a big part of that as well. [00:24:20] Craig: Yeah, for sure. And you bring a huge skill gain to gravel if you come from the mountain bike side. [00:24:27] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. And starting with a hard tail or even a rigid flat bar bike is a great way to go. [00:24:33] Craig: A hundred percent. Next question comes from Alex in Columbia, Missouri. And it's a question about frame design. With the growing market of gravel. Where, when does the Aero slash race versus endurance market become two separate markets? Also how far do you think it'll go narrower tubing, et cetera. There seems to be a split already forming with Aero features being added to gravel bikes. [00:24:57] Randall: I have strong opinions here, so I'm going to let you go first. [00:25:00] Craig: Yeah. I think the brands are already splitting hairs with these categories as it is. And part of it is positioning vis-a-vis other competitive brands. Part of it is just the designer's vision for what this bike is intended to do. And those lines are blurry and murky and are going to come down to individual brand managers to execute on. So I think it's already a total disaster. [00:25:27] Randall: I think most Aero claims, especially in gravel are entirely bunk. And it's marketing. And I'll give you an example. So on a road bike, a designer can control almost all of the parameters except for the rider, which ironically is the biggest one more than 80% of the aerodynamic profile, the tire with being a big one, right? So you can have your rim with, and your rim depth matched to the width of the tire. You can have the down tube optimized for that tire to end up really close to the front leading edge of that down tube and the down tube, it can be really narrow. So you have a smooth transition between, rim to tire, to frame in a way that minimizes turbulence. So with a road bike, it's more of a controlled system. And even then the gains are very marginal. And if you look at the. What marketers are usually claiming. If you add up all the Watts that you saved, you'd be traveling at a hundred miles an hour on all the different components you can buy. On gravel, it's worse because you, you have really wide tires. And so you'll have a deep section rim. With a big old tire on it and the tire is much wider than the rim. You're already having detachment of airflow as soon as it comes off that tire. There's a rule which folks can look up the rule of a hundred, 5%, which says that as long as the rim is a hundred, 5%, the width of the tire, then you can generally get good attach flow over the rim, regardless of that rims shape with certain shapes being marginally better. But that one oh 5% rule being more important. But if you have a big old tire on an arrow rim, all that at error rim is doing is adding weights and potentially increasing turbulence, especially in a crosswind where it's going to make it harder to steer. So that's my take on wheels. And then obviously handlebars and all that other stuff very marginal gains, especially given that it's not being designed as a system around the tires and so on. [00:27:14] Aero helmet and rider position, rider positions the biggest thing that you can do, if you want to improve your. Arrow. [00:27:20] Craig: Yeah. And I was looking at the question more, less, so about like aerodynamics and more just marketing and bikes in general. And seeing that. There's just a spectrum of bikes that are marketed in different ways. From endurance road bikes, to Aira road bikes, to arrow gravel bikes. I totally agree and understand your comments, and my comments are more just related to the market in general and how there's a plethora of things being directed at consumers and it's ever more confusing to figure it out. [00:27:50] Fortunately with most quality gravel bikes, you do get this one bike that can do a ton of things. And bikes that you can configure in the way that you ride them. [00:28:02] Randall: Yeah, I think you'll see the incorporation of some functional arrow. There's no reason not to do a tapered head tube or certain other things, but it's such marginal gains. And really, it's hard to build an Aero bike if you're not controlling for the tire volume and given the divergence in tire sizes that these bikes use that's not a really a controllable variable in design. [00:28:24] Craig: Yeah. So the final question comes from our friend Marcus in Woodside, California. What are your guesses about the big bike tech quantum leap forward coming next, similar in magnitude to. [00:28:39] to e-bikes and olive green bib shorts. [00:28:42] Randall: Marcus is a good friend. And I was definitely on trend with the big shorts there. Really, how do you top that? How does the industry come up with the next thing after olive green shorts? [00:28:51] Craig: Nothing can make a rider faster or look better than all of Deb's shorts. [00:28:57] Randall: So that's it. Marcus? I think that's the end of innovation in the bike industry. Yeah, this is a space that you know, that I've put a little bit, a bit of thought into. I'm going to let you go first here as well. [00:29:07] Craig: I think that makes sense, because I agree this is a tailor made Randall question. I do think the continued use of electronic componentry and other electronics that we all use, has to lead to more integration in bicycles, whether it's like battery packs that are embedded in the bikes that can power both my components, my GPS computer, my headlamp, all these things. I feel like it's a natural point, just like we're seeing in every other element of our lives, where battery and power is required. These things start to appear in more innovative ways. So I think that's interesting. [00:29:46] I think on the e-bike market, we're starting to see more and more of these bikes that not only is the battery removed, but also the engine, the sort of the motor part of the componentry comes out. So you start to get this bike that has assemblance of ability to ride without the component of it and it's not going to match a pure performance bike, but it may, for some people While still having that opportunity to use the e-bike functionality. So I think those are things that trends that we're definitely going to continue to see. And. And some more forward thinking thoughts. [00:30:21] Randall: Yeah, I agree with that, and I have a little bit more nuance to add but I want to start with the big, low lying fruit, and we started doing this, Basic things like proportional, crank length. I find it nuts that the industry up until recently didn't really make anything smaller than a 1 65 crank and continues to not offer shorter cranks for shorter riders. [00:30:41] This is one thing that we did, and then you now see FSA has done a good job of having offerings down to, I think 1 45. To accommodate smaller riders and so proportional, crank length. Proportional wheel sizes, I think is a big opportunity. There's no reason why, it's really small riders. Shouldn't have their wheels scaling to some degree. We already have a 26 inch size, so maybe for the biggest higher volume on an extra small bike, you'd run a 26 by 2.2 or something like that. You do need more tire options, but otherwise it would help to make that bike perform more like the bigger ones with a bigger rider on them. So those are two that I would really like to see. [00:31:18] I'd like to see continued innovation on integrated quick on and off storage solution. So I think lightweight bags and so on are really slick. And I think that we'll continue to see innovation there. You mentioned electronics. I agree. And it's getting ridiculous with the number of batteries you can have on the bike. [00:31:34] If you have a wireless shifting system, you can have a battery in each hood battery in each front and rear derailleur. You can have sensors on the bike each with separate batteries, a heart rate monitor, or the separate battery two lights with separate batteries, computer. It's silly and it adds a lot of cost and weight and complexity the system. So I think there should be a single battery on the bike and that there should be a universal standard that all components use. I don't think this is going to happen because everyone everyone wants to trap you into their particular walled garden, but that's a conversation for another day. [00:32:04] But yeah, those are the big ones. And then lastly, self-contained bike systems that leave nearly nothing behind, maybe some sort of lightweight regenerative braking for this one battery. I would like to see. But first things first and then subtler suspension designs, which I think we're already starting to see with more compliance, like flexible components, you. [00:32:24] Bar handlebar is built with a little bit of flex or a suspension stem versus going whole hog with a full on suspension fork, just to get 30 or 40 millimeters of travel. [00:32:33] Did I answer your question? Marcus, let us know in the forum. Hope, hope you're satisfied with the answer. And what is the next color of big short. Greg, what do you think. [00:32:41] Craig: That's putting me on the spot. Maybe like a tan might do something that makes you a little bit nude. [00:32:47] Randall: Ooh. Yeah, that would be that everybody would be really comfortable seeing that. Yeah, I'm with [00:32:53] Craig: dangerous territory. [00:32:54] Randall: we will have various options to match everyone's skin tone. So we all look like we're riding in the nude. [00:33:02] Trend leader, Craig Dalton. [00:33:05] Craig: This was a heck of a lot of fun. [00:33:07] And it would not have happened without the community. So big shout out to the ridership community and to everybody who submitted questions. I'd love to see us do this again. So we'll probably set up a channel down the line and put the question out there again and see what's gets generated because it was a lot of fun chatting with you about these questions. [00:33:25] Randall: Yeah, it's what we do on our rides only we've recorded at this time. [00:33:29] Craig: Yeah, exactly. That's going to do it for us this week on behalf of Randall and myself, have a great week. And until next time here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels. [00:33:42]
Mollie Creason: Founder & Chief Curator of Well & Wonder On today's episode of How'd She Do That? host Emily Landers welcomes Mollie Creason onto the podcast! Mollie Creason is the founder of Well + Wonder, an online collection of original art from emerging southern artists at prices fit for collectors of all levels. Established in 2015, it has become a go-to resource for those buying their first pieces and for seasoned collectors looking for new artists. Enrolling in the accidental art class during college helped shape the trajectory of what was to come in Mollie's future. While also finding her love for art Mollie double majored in English. After college she explored a variety of career paths, including being a Paralegal, which led her to eventually seek out the advice from a career counselor, who helped her affirm what her gifts and true passions were that helped define what was coming next!While growing her family she decided to find a way to pursue a side hustle that was also creative and fulfilling, which led to opening an art gallery in the digital space with an e-commerce site.Mollie shares the joy in bringing the artist's stories to the world, the power of community, and so much more!
Don't you just love the special way a piece of great art or music can transport you to another time and place? This week, Norwegian country music sensation, Malin Pettersen, shares about the physical and metaphorical journey music has taken her on. After winning a Spellemannpris (Norwegian Grammy) in 2018 for her first solo album, Malin performed at some of Norway's largest festivals and eventually traveled to Nashville to record her latest album Wildhorse. If you are a music lover like me, then you will not want to miss this episode. Tune in to learn how Malin's unique Americana-inspired songwriting style launched her solo career, the role language plays in her songwriting, the differences she's found between American and Norwegian culture, and why music and travel go hand in hand. When was the last time you took a risk on yourself and how did it turn out? I'd love to hear more about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia's new podcast, Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also sponsored by US Bank's Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card, with the ability to earn up to 5x the points on travel-related expenses like hotels, and rental cars, this card will get you the most return on your next trip. Tune In To Learn: 10:00 How daily life in Norway impacts Malin's songwriting process 14:20 First memories of music as a child 18:00 Balancing Norwegian humility with promoting music and artistic expression 23:00 Why finding a community that will support you is key to thriving in anything 27:20 The reason genres play an important role in creating and promoting music 32:20 What caused Malin to go "all-in" and become a full-time musician 36:40 Advice on the discomfort that comes with seeking the road less traveled 42:40 The importance of defining success 46:50 Why unfinished songs are sometimes the most personal 48:10 The process of releasing songs and combating perfectionism 51:20 How Malin found a sense of home in American country music 56:20 What it was like to record music in Nashville 1:02:15 How travel is an integral part of being a musician 1:04:20 The biggest differences between Norwegian culture and American culture 1:11:15 Combining the Norwegian and English languages to craft unique songs 1:15:20 Bucket list cover songs 1:17:00 How the meaning of songs change as the world changes 1:21:25 Best advice Malin has ever received And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Out Travel The System & Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card- Today's Sponsors Check out Malin's website Listen to Malin's latest album Wildhorse Follow Malin Pettersen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Location Indie Want More? How A Year Of Travel Can Change Your Life Forever: One Band's Story w/ Jim and Sam Escape From Pop Superstardom with Tatiana Cameron Reflections On Rock And Roll Life w/ Øystein Greni Photo Credit: Jonathan Vivaas Kise
Today we welcome Josh English from the band Six going On Seven. Josh was raised in Portland Oregon, seasoned in Boston and an influence on many bands you love today. He should be on the tip of your tongue in this scene. Maybe after this interview the band and Josh will be. Their influence personally has stayed with me for years from their days on Some Records in the late 90s to "American't (or Won't)" on Big Wheel Recreation released back in 2001. The band shortly broke up and their CDs and 7”s I had have been staring back at me since. I honestly always had Josh on a list to interview and as this podcast creeps past its 200th episode and 10th year, it was an honor to speak to Josh about his life and what's he got up next in his career.Listen to all episodes here.Washed Up Emo is a partner of the Double Elvis podcast network.
Dos tribus urbanas. Una plaza. Solo un ganador. En 2008 las calles de México estaban llenas de adolescentes con flecos largos, pantalones entubados y ropa negra con calaveritas. Los emos, estos chicos eternamente melancólicos, se habían multiplicado y nadie sabía de dónde salían. Pero a algunas de las tribus urbanas más consolidadas del país no les gustaba su existencia. El día que los emos se defendieron, esta rivalidad se convirtió en noticia nacional. ⇣En nuestro sitio web puedes encontrar una transcripción del episodio. Or you can also check this English translation. ⇣Súmate a Deambulantes, nuestro programa de membresías. Tu apoyo nos permitirá seguir reportando historias contadas desde perspectivas únicas, curiosas, emotivas y sorprendentes. Si nuestros episodios te conectan a Latinoamérica y al español, considera donar hoy. Tu contribución hará toda la diferencia. ¡Gracias!⇣Aquí puedes encontrar el libro Down & Delirious in Mexico City, de Daniel Hernández, que se menciona en el episodio.
When you think about your thought leadership, one of the questions to consider is: What is missing in your field/industry? For my guest Katrine Marçal, the question wasn't only “what” is missing, but “who” is missing and what the consequences have been for all of us. Katrine is a bestselling author on women and innovation and her second book just came out called “Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men.” Katrine and I talk about: Why women have been missing from economics The innovations we're missing as a society because women have been ignored and don't receive funding for their ideas and businesses How Katrine is "speaking her brand" with her writings and speaking engagements I share some Ideas for Katrine's talks About My Guest: Katrine Marçal is a bestselling author on women and innovation. Her first book “Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?” has been translated into more than 20 languages. Margaret Atwood called it "a smart, funny and readable book on women, economics and money". It was named one of The Guardian's books of the year in 2015. BBC also named Katrine one of its 100 Women in 2015. Katrine's second book “Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men” became a bestseller in Sweden in 2020 and will be published in several languages during 2021 and 2022. Katrine works for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. She has given keynotes at institutions such as Oxford University Business and Economics Programme, London School of Economics and The Royal School of Technology in Stockholm. In her role as a financial journalist she has interviewed many of the world's leading economic thinkers. Some of her interviews have been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. She lives in the English countryside with her husband and three children. About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com. Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/247 Get Katrine's new book “Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men”: https://www.amazon.com/Mother-Invention-Ideas-Ignored-Economy-ebook/dp/B08WJV9JBS/ Subscribe to Katrine's Substack newsletter: https://wealthofwomen.substack.com/ Schedule a consult call with us to talk about creating your signature talk and thought leadership platform: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/contact. Connect on LinkedIn: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Katrine Marçal (guest) = https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrine-marcal/ Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 162: Why We're #ChoosingWomensVoices – and You Should Too with Carol Cox and Diane Diaz Episode 163: A Feminist Approach to Public Speaking with Carol Cox Episode 191: Women in Politics and the Public Sphere with Rep. Anna Eskamani [Use Your Voice Series]
Today I'm talking about preferred stocks. Why? One of our listeners, Gene, was recently concerned about the low yields he was getting on bonds & cash. And he was wondering if preferred stocks would be an appropriate alternative. In addition to answered Gene's great question, I'm also breaking down: What preferred stocks are Why you might invest in them How to spot little-known risks If you're ready to learn all about preferred stocks (in plain English!), today's episode is for you.
The modern world places even greater strain on our mental well-being. How can we become more resilient, strong, and balanced? Sometimes it's not easy to understand. But we can gain useful perspective that helps us stay calm, and make better decisions under pressure. Or just in the everyday stress moments that routinely present themselves to us. Show Notes The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz (concise guide to putting everything important into helpful perspective) The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle (for learning to become more present and less distracted) Insight, by Tasha Eurich (for improving self-awareness) The Artists Way, by Julia Cameron The Importance of Labeling Your Feelings, a good web article. My blog posts about meditation BTW, I'd love to hear your questions or get feedback (if you want to record your thoughts using this cool tool). Also, you might want to download my free Guide to Working Smarter in the Digital Age (to help you optimize your practice —so you start working less and relaxing more). And if you want to make improvements faster, check out my Working Smarter course. Thanks to Our Sponsors SweetProcess is a great way to document your important workflows. Doing so will help make your practice run more smoothly, and require less involvement on your part to keep things running smoothly. The best way to understand how SweetProcess will help streamline your firm is to start using it. The company offers a 14-day free trial, but as a loyal listener of this podcast, you can try it for 28-days free of charge. And you don't even have to enter a credit card to get started. Just navigate to SweetProcess.com/ernie to start your 28-day free trial today. And thanks to the other sponsor of this podcast… Smith.ai is an amazing virtual receptionist service that specializes in working with solo and small law firms. When you hire Smith.ai you're actually hiring well-trained, friendly receptionists who can respond to callers in English or Spanish. If there's one great outsourcing opportunity for your practice, this is it. Let Smith.ai have your back while you stay focused on your work, knowing that your clients and prospects are being taken care of. Plans start at $210/month for 30 calls and pricing starts at $140 for 20 chats, with overage at $7 per chat. They offer a risk-free start with a 14-day money-back guarantee on all receptionist and live chat plans including add-ons (up to $1000). And they have a special offer for podcast listeners where you can get an extra $100 discount with promo code ERNIE100. Sign up for a risk-free start with a 14-day money-back guarantee now (and learn more) at smith.ai. EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at EmeraldCity Pro
Sir Francis Drake was a politician, a naval officer, a sea captain, an English explorer, and the second person to circumnavigate the globe. He was also a pirate -- disguised as a privateer. Drake considered King Phillip II, the King of Spain, a life-long enemy, and he especially targeted their possessions and colonies. There was a rumor among Spaniards, and especially sailors who fought in the Spanish Armada, that Francis Drake had supernatural powers, and nicknamed him El Draque, or The Dragon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mexico is a big country with a variety of foods, cultures, and climates. But what do we think is the most beautiful city in the country? For us, it's Guanajuato! A UNESCO World Heritage city located in the heart of the country with the best of everything Mexico has to offer. Learn a bit about this incredible part of Mexico, what makes it so special, and how you can experience it yourself. In this episode, we sit down with Laura Barrón, our assistant teacher and guide on our Spanish Immersion Retreats to talk about this magnificent city.Links:057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for LessA Better Life for Half the Price - 2nd Edition by Tim LeffelSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don't miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, RamPandaPuss, Josh Powell, Hoy Shih, Neil Moore, Jennifer Wilson, Paula Lisowsky, Joseph Scriba, Linda Easthope, and DJ Brasier.Support the show (https://spanishandgo.com/support-us)
He was young, handsome, highly educated in the best English schools, a respected professional, and a first-class amateur athlete. He was also a serial killer, the Victorian equivalent of the modern-day Ted Bundy. His name was Montague Druitt—also known as “Jack the Ripper.”Druitt's handiwork included the slaughter of at least five women of ill repute in the East End of London—an urban hell where women sold themselves for a stale crust of bread. But mysteries still remain about Druit – including his thinking behind the murders, the man behind the moniker, and the circumstances behind his demise. Exploring these questions are today's guests Jonathan Hainsworth and researcher Christine Ward-Agius, authors of The Escape of Jack the Ripper: The Truth about the Cover-up and His Flight from Justice.We discuss:How a blood-stained Druitt was arrested yet bluffed his way to freedom by pretending to be a medical student helping the poorHow Druitt confessed to his cousin, an Anglican priestHow Druitt's family placed him in a private, expensive asylum in France, only for him to flee when a nurse blew the whistleHow Druitt's identity was concealed by his well-connected friends and family, thus hatching the mystery of Jack the Ripper
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2021 is: nomenclature NOH-mun-klay-cher noun Nomenclature is most often used for a system of names for things, especially in science. // Starting a new job or entering a new field of study means becoming familiar with the nomenclature. See the entry > Examples: "Not everything called democracy is democratic. … Both capitalism and socialism have demonstrated that democracy is not automatic with nomenclature. Some policies promote democracy; others contradict the ideal." — Eugene Clemens, LNP (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 18 Oct. 2021 Did you know? Nomenclature comes from a Latin word meaning "the assigning of names." English's name and noun are rooted in the Latinate nomen.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2021 is: nomenclature NOH-mun-klay-cher noun Nomenclature can mean "name," but it is most often used for a system of names or naming for things especially in science. // Starting a new job or entering a new field of study means becoming familiar with the nomenclature. See the entry > Examples: "Conkles Hollow, located less than two miles north of … the state park visitors' center, isn't technically part of the park…. But the nomenclature means little for visitors, who will find … myriad waterfalls along Conkle Hollow's two hiking trails." — Steve Stephens, The Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle Gazette, 19 Sept. 2021 Did you know? Nomenclature comes from a Latin word meaning "the assigning of names." English's name and noun is rooted in the Latinate nomen.
Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe Red light! green light! In today's episode you will find out how native English speakers use color idioms especially those involving the colors red and green in office situations
One would not think bread would be out here just bodying bakers but this week in the tent, one would be very wrong. It's bread week in the GBBO tent and that makes for a lot of errors by our remaining bakers. How bad do the English butcher the words Focaccia and Ciabatta? Give the ep a listen and find out. We had a little static late in the episode, our apologies for the sound quality not being up to snuff. Please don't kick us out of the podcast tent.
Duran Duran is coming in hot with a new album on Friday, along with Elton John's “Lockdown Sessions” featuring some very big names you'll recognize. Dog the Bounty Hunter gets injured the same week his CMT reality show pitch gets rejected. The Rock can do it all, except maybe rap. Demi Lovato is reminded by an Astrophysicist that space aliens probably don't know English, so we can call them whatever we want.00:25 - Today in Pop Culture, A-Ha's “Take On me” is #1, 198501:35 - Which 80s Supergroup has a new record out Friday?03:23 - Can you guess who this is?04:30 - CMT's Artist of the Year montage05:59 - Dog the Bounty Hunter won't get a Petito Case reality show06:50 - The Rock joins Tech N9ne with hilarious rap, “Face Off”08:20 - William Shatner is the oldest astronaut11:20 - Elton John's highly anticipated album “Lockdown Sessions” hits Friday12:23 - Demi Lovato gets schooled by Astrophysicist14:20 - Adele has lots of fun on first Instagram LiveThe Pop Culture Show is presented by Cap Maison Resort and Spa in St. Lucia. Use code "Rock Star" and get a free helicopter transfer from the airport. The Pop Culture Show is also sponsored by Big 5 Spiced Rum...save $5 off your first bottle with the code "POPCULTURE" thru Nov 1, 2021 at Big5Rum.com.The Pop Culture Show is rated “E” for everyone. Please, review and subscribe to The Pop Culture Show available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Pop Culture Show video interviews, video content and bonus video exclusively from our Instagram. Sign up for our Pop Cult and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff and insider information only available to cult members. Watch The Pop Culture Show TV channel for the most fun, interesting and intriguing guests and moments from the show available 24/7.Executive Producer: Steve BarnesHosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram, Paul Cubby BryantIntern Producer: Lauren NobleFAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:“NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@THEPOPCULTURESHOW.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 29th Tuesday in Ordinary Time, October 19th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium Hymn: "The Setting Sun Now Dies Away," Ambrose, translated by Laycock Psalm 20 Psalm 21v2-8, 14 Canticle: Revelation 4v11; 5v9, 10, 12 Reading: 1 John 3v1-3 Responsory: Through all eternity, O Lord, your promise stands unshaken. Magnificat Intercessions: Lord, hear our prayer. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Salve Regina The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
Today's English expression and dialog: hindsight is 20/20 Oh, I should have bought bitcoin last year this time. The price went up, didn't it? Yeah~ I thought it would lose value~ Hindsight is 20/20. GET FREE LESSONS: Say, “Free lessons, CS!” Subscribe on iTunes and get my English podcast FRESH! I'm from the USA, I make videos for
50-year -old English teacher Susan Morrissey Ledyard was texting with friends and family until 2:47 AM on July 23rd, 2019. Her car left home in Wilmington, Delaware, shortly after 3 AM. Four hours later her body was discovered in Brandywine Creek. Her murder remains unsolved. Sources: Killer GenesDelco TimesPeopleThe Morrissey Family
Intern Gino Lombardo catches up with Scott about being in the Pandora Papers before writer, actress, comedian Phoebe Robinson joins in to talk about her new book “Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes,” moderating Michelle Obama's book tour, and her new HBO Max special “Sorry, Harriet Tubman.” Then, English person Kevin Attenborough stops by to narrate how he wants to carve out his own life outside of the Attenborough family. Plus, Scott's former D.A.R.E. officer, Officer Dreary stops by to make sure no one is doing drugs.