Operation Barbarossa saw a clash of arms between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union of unprecedented scale and savagery, but what was it really like to serve on the front lines of the Eastern Front? The historian Rob Schäfer has given History Hit exclusive access to the diaries of Lt. Friedrich Sander, a Panzer officer and one of the 3 million German troops involved in Operation Barbarossa. The diaries are brutal in their honesty openly describing the atrocities Sander was involved in and his opinions about Jews and the Soviet population. They also describe the horror of combat and his doubts about the cause, in whose name, he fights. In this episode, Rob describes how he came into possession of the diaries and why they offer such a unique insight into the mindset of someone fighting for the Wehrmacht. At the end of this podcast, you will also hear extracts from the audiobook History Hit recently released based on Lt. Sander's diaries read by Stephen Erdman. Listen to The Barbarossa Diaries.History Hit has also created what we believe to be the most historically accurate Operation Barbarossa documentary ever made with accurate footage and sound effects from the period which bring this titanic struggle to life. Watch part one of Barbarossa: The Lost Diaries. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you've never heard the term hugelkultur gardening you're in for a treat. This centuries-old method of gardening is making a comeback, and this podcast episode is filled with everything you need to know to successfully grow a garden using this German peasant traditional way of gardening. Learn its origins, the proper method, plus tips and tricks for success. For more information, links and shownotes visit melissaknorris.com/323.
One of the most recognized tales in American folklore has Mississippi roots. The story has many names, including “The Delta Legend,” “The Deal with the Devil,” and “The Deal at the Crossroads,” among others. Yet each tells a similar story that centers on a midnight meeting between a frustrated guitarist and Satan himselfScholars disagree over the origins of the Crossroads myth. Some maintain that the story originated in Africa, with Satan representing an African trickster deity such as the Dahomean Legba or Yoruba Eshu. This interpretation places the tale in a broader cultural context and elevates the musician to spiritual status. Other folklorists argue that the tale possesses many Western elements and reflects slavery's impact on African American life. Regardless of its precise origins, the myth has become most associated with early twentieth-century bluesman Robert Johnson.But take the bluesman and the Mississippi Delta out of the story, and you're left with a familiar and repeating myth that has echoed throughout modern human history… drawing its closest western parallel to the German myth about Faust… who is a highly successful man yet is dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil at a crossroads, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have recycled and reinterpreted the basic story through the ages. "Faust" and the adjective "Faustian" imply sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain. But if you take another step back, you can see that all these Faustian myths share similar structure with the Theophilus legend, recorded in the 13th century, in which a saintly figure makes a bargain with the keeper of the infernal world, but is rescued from paying his debt to society through the mercy of the Blessed Virgin… which itself can be traced back to Saint Theophilus the Penitent or Theophilus of Adana, who was a cleric in the sixth century Church and is said to have made a deal with the Devil to gain an ecclesiastical position. His story is significant as it is one of the oldest popular stories of a pact with the devil and was an inspiration for the Thelphilus legend, which inspired Faust legend… which in turn may have inspired the crossroads myth of the Mississippi Delta and cemented the legacy of one Robert Johnson.Except… this explanation of western religion says nothing about the similarities existing for centuries within the previously mentioned myths stemming from African folklore... Could it be that 6th Century historians simply appropriated this piece of African cultural heritage? It wouldn't be the first time… or perhaps we're digging too deep and the answer is something simpler… something more… sinister… the Devil is in the details… and perhaps we've been witness to the same story, the same Satan, playing the same con on unwitting men throughout all of recorded history… This is… The Man in the Black Suit… by Stephen King...INTRODUCTION AND NARRATION BY: Eric R Hill
For two different debates at opposite ends of the spectrum, the guys help Bo J. in AZ, who is at the midlife crisis crossroads. They also offer choices for Michael W. in NC, who feels the need to jump into something soon! Social media questions ask about the state of the 3 big German luxury manufacturers, what's the worst example of abusing tradition, and what watch would Paul pair with Todd's Elise? Seasons 1-8 are available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo worldwide, and Season 9 is available soon! Please rate and review us on iTunes, and the TV show on IMDB and Amazon. Write to us with your Car Debates, Car Conclusions, and Topic Tuesdays at firstname.lastname@example.org or everydaydriver.com. Share the podcast with your car enthusiast friends!
Between 1947 and 1956, at least 77 recorded witchcraft trials took place in West Germany. Wonder doctors and faith healers walked the land, offering salvation to the tens of thousands of sick and spiritually ill wartime survivors who flocked to them. People hired exorcists and made pilgrimages to holy sites in search of redemption. The Virgin Mary appeared to these believers thousands of times. Monica Black, a historian at the University of Tennessee, found these stories and many others in newspaper clippings, court records, and other archives of the period that testify to West Germany's supernatural obsession with ridding itself of evil—and complicate the conventional story of its swift rise from genocidal dictatorship to liberal, consumerist paradise. Black joins us on the podcast to describe the spiritual malaise lurking in the shadows: the unspoken guilt and shame of a country where Nazis still walked free. This episode originally aired in 2020.Go beyond the episode:Monica Black's A Demon-Haunted LandThere's a three-part, five-hour documentary about the German mystic and faith healer Bruno Gröning on YouTube, presented by the Bruno Gröning Circle of Friends, which is probably not the most unbiased sourceNational Geographic has compiled an extensive map of sightings of the Virgin Mary (note the big upswing in 1950s Germany)East Germans also fell prey to the influence of West German faith healers: the preacher Paul Schaefer promised people salvation if they followed him to South America. Read Scholar senior editor Bruce Falconer's 2008 essay, “The Torture Colony,” on the troubled (and Nazi-ridden) Colonia DignidadTune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.Subscribe: iTunes • Feedburner • Stitcher • Google Play • AcastHave suggestions for projects you'd like us to catch up on, or writers you want to hear from? Send us a note: podcast [at] theamericanscholar [dot] org. And rate us on iTunes! Our theme music was composed by Nathan Prillaman. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
[@ 4 min] This week… We go ‘Inside the Huddle' with stage director Keturah Stickann. She brought ‘The Barber of Seville' to San Diego Opera's drive-in COVID season; she's also bringing opera librettists into the conversation with her podcast “Words First”… [@ 26 min] Plus, in the ‘Two Minute Drill'… If you're dumb enough to take your phone out and film Jonas Kaufmann while he's singing, prepare to be shamed in a German accent… We're back with an all-new show next week when we go ‘Inside the Huddle' with tenor Charles Castronovo… operaboxscore.com dallasopera.org/tdo_network_show/opera-box-score facebook.com/obschi1 @operaboxscore IG operaboxscore
In this episode we interview the German astronomer and climate activist, Dr. Leonard (Leo) Burtscher. Leo is a staff scientist at the observatory of Leiden University as well as active in the German skeptics, GWUP. He studies active galactic nuclei in Leiden since 2017 and communicates his research to younger and older audiences. He is also informing the public about the climate crisis in his spare time as a co-founder of the grass-roots movement Astronomers for Planet Earth. Enjoy!
Wir beginnen den ersten Teil unseres Programms mit der am Montag von zehn EU-Ländern an die Europäische Kommission gerichteten Aufforderung, Kernenergie als grüne Energiequelle zu klassifizieren. Danach werden wir die Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises 2021 an zwei unabhängige investigative Journalisten diskutieren. Wir sprechen auch über eine in der Oktober-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Lancet Planetary Health veröffentlichte Studie, die zeigt, dass der tägliche Fleischkonsum in Großbritannien in den letzten zehn Jahren um 17 % zurückgegangen ist. Und zum Schluss besprechen wir noch die Verleihung der Auszeichnung „World's 50 Best Restaurants“ 2021 in Antwerpen in Belgien. In „Trending in Germany“ bleiben wir bei den Nobelpreisen 2021. Die deutschen Wissenschaftler Klaus Hasselmann und Benjamin List sind unter den Nobelpreisträgern in Physik und Chemie. Außerdem sprechen wir darüber, dass Österreich ein preisgünstiges Jahresticket angekündigt hat, mit dem man den Bus und die Bahn im ganzen Land benutzen kann. Es gibt jetzt Forderungen nach einem solchen Ticket auch für Deutschland. - Energiekrise in der EU heizt die Debatte über die Klassifizierung von Kernenergie in Europa weiter an - Unabhängige regierungskritische Journalisten erhalten den Friedensnobelpreis - Großbritannien konsumiert 17 % weniger rotes Fleisch - Die zwei besten Restaurants der Welt sind in Kopenhagen - Zwei Deutsche unter den diesjährigen Nobelpreisträgern für Physik und Chemie - Bahnfahren wie in Österreich
What impact has the pandemic had on marriage and the American family? Dr. Brad Wilcox joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson to discuss some of the findings in the newly released American Family Survey. Vatican guru Edward Pentin also joins with a look at the Synod on Synodality, the German synod, and how vaccine mandates are affecting life in the Eternal City. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel! Listen every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Question: do the rich GET rich at the expense of the poor? Many people believe that the rich ONLY become rich at the expense of OTHERS. This world view is called “zero-sum thinking” because its adherents regard economic life as a zero-sum game, just like tennis, where one player has to lose for the other to win. Dr. Rainer Zitelman, writing in Forbes pointed out the flaw of zero-sum thinking. Zitelman was awarded his first doctorate in 1986 and his second Ph.D. in 2016-- and has written 22 books. In Forbes, Zitelman recalled the German poem: “Said the poor man with a twitch: Were I not poor, YOU wouldn't be rich.” Today, we'll explore how Zitelman blows up that myth in a special evidence-based report you don't want to miss. Then Steve reveals cutting edge tips for building retirement wealth the SMART way. ...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
Jason's on the look out for more spiders like the one he encountered yesterday. Alexis shares an AbFab new-to-her Ari's Bread Haus, a German bakery in NE Mpls. Dawn tells us how to make our jack-o-lanterns last longer and congrats to Sooki & Mimi and Owamni for national recognition. Jamie Costas looks and sounds like Robin Williams; we want this biopic! Adele's "Easy On Me" drops tomorrow and we have more on her upcoming album "30."
My guest today is a Bitcoin OG, Joshua Scigala, co founder of Vaultoro a bitcoin and physical gold trading platform established in 2015. We are talking about the future and current state of Bitcoin, how to hedge against bitcoin's volatility using gold and his new project the Standard Euro. Topics: - insights of a Bitcoin OG - current state of Bitcoin - Bitcoin in El Salvador - Lightning Network and other interesting developments - how to hedge between Gold and Bitcoin - future of stablecoins - the Standard Euro and DeFi ----------- Buy, sell and earn bitcoin on Paxful https://paxful.com ----------- Live on Crypto with Bitrefill https://bitrefill.com ---------- and ---------- (L)earn Bitcoin - Become Financially Sovryn A beginners guide to self-sovereignty https://learnbitcoin.link ----------- Like it? My work is open and free to use. If you value my work and would like to send me a tip, they are always appreciated! https://anita.link/donate ---------- Anita Posch is author of the book (L)earn Bitcoin, host of the Anita Posch show and Bitcoin advocate and solopreneur. She is a member of the board at Bitcoin Austria - an educational non-profit organization. Anita translated two volumes of "The Internet of Money" by Andreas M. Antonopoulos to German. Her research and activities around Bitcoin are discussed in media all over the world: Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk, German radio and television. ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's weekly newsletter: https://anita.link/weekly Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ---------- #Bitcoin #Interview #Education
Do you use LinkedIn? Yes? Ok, then you need to listen to this episode. Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Sales Link, joins the show. A self-described “recovering sales trainer,” who found a new path with a powerful tool – LinkedIn. She saw the ability to be able to build relationships at scale. She talks with Rachel, a new convert to the site, about just how powerful it can be for sales professionals. They delve into LinkedIn etiquette, how to start a conversation, how to be a resource, why to slow down outreach to speed up the outcome, and how to create curiosity, rapport and trust. This is where relationships are built, and you suddenly have people excited about speaking to you, instead of being annoyed by cut and paste messages that hit their inbox. Listen to hear Brynne tell about her 5 step framework for success on LinkedIn. And her number 1 tip. Find out more about Social Sales Link Find Brynne on LinkedIn Join our exclusive fan community, Warner World, for more Gina, Rachel and Women Your Mother Warned You About More about Gina Engagement Expert – Speaker – Sales Trainer – Entrepreneur – Improv Comic Gina is a Master Sales Trainer for Jeb Blount's Sales Gravy who combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. “Sass without too much crass” is how Gina Trimarco describes herself. A high energy entrepreneur, engager, speaker, trainer, improv comedienne and podcast producer, Gina credits most of her success on her upbringing by her Italian mobster dad and German immigrant mother. More about Rachel Rachel Pitts is a mom, Master Sales Trainer at Sales Gravy, and the creator of the UltraFitLifestyle. Her first love and career was in the field of dance. Her extensive career across stage, TV, and film carries on even today, as Rachel still enjoys teaching ballet at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy. She also uses her skills as a performer in her parody video series, calling herself The Singing Lender. Rachel's love of the stage and fitness led her to begin training for and competing in NPC Bikini Fitness competitions in 2020. Working towards her Pro Card, this process has helped Rachel take the UltraFitLifestyle to the next level. And pick up her book, The Gift of Wreckage on Amazon More about Keith Walters As Managing Principal of Walters Dev Group, LLC, Keith currently assists companies via board and advisory roles. Keith has spent more than 30 years using a strong entrepreneurial focus to lead, advise and grow very successful businesses. His focus on operational excellence brings stability into organizations he leads and guides. Through a unique management system focused on company growth and strong culture development Keith helps build businesses that are true talent magnets. Women Your Mother Warned You About™ is now brought to you by Sales Gravy™
Spooky Season, Round 2! This week, Emily kicks us off with a story of murder and mystery, witchcraft and German spies - the story of Bella and the Wych Tree. Then, Rachel talks about the Winchester Mystery House - a bizarre architectural wonder built by Sarah Winchester the widow of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester. For 40 years she added on to the house to try to placate the ghosts that haunted her cursed family. Hopefully, you're horrified.Learn more about Horrible History, contact us and check out our new merch store at: www.horriblehistorypodcast.comSources:The History Press Crime ReadsMental FlossOccult WorldWinchester Mystery HouseWikipedia - Winchester Mystery HouseHotels.comPatchSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/horriblehistory)
Are you the type of person to do as you're told? Perhaps you prefer to interpret the rules as you see fit. Or maybe you don't give a damn about authority and do as you please. This week the AQQA team are talking about following rules. Sarah speaks of her constant fear of accidentally breaking rules, Chris questions some strange rules that apparently still exist and Marcus talks about how Germans cross the road. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Season 6, Episode 3. Stop me if you've heard this one - a South African, a Filipino, & an American walk into a bakery... Shaun from South Africa moved to Germany 14 years ago and now runs The Germany Experience podcast. Lawin from the Philippines moved to Germany 2 years ago and now runs the Pop Your Cultural Cherry podcast. And your host Nicole moved to Germany 4 years ago and hosts, well, this podcast. The three come together to share their personal preconceived notions about Germany and the things they wish more people knew about it. Plus, they share what Germans know about their countries and the things they wish more Germans knew about their home. This episode is sponsored by Lingoda. Read more about their upcoming sprint on the sprint with the code EXPATCAST2 for 20€ off! FIND SHAUN Online at thegermanyexperience.de On Instagram @the.germany.experience On Twitter @GermanyXP FIND LAWIN His podcast Pop Your Cultural Cherry On Instagram @popyourculturalcherry On Facebook @popyourculturalcherry THE DATING ABROADCAST Listen to my other podcast where my friend Aspen and I date GerMEN so you don't have to! Subscribe on Spotify On Instagram @TheDatingAbroadcast REVIEW On Apple Podcasts On Podchaser On my website CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast Twitter @theexpatcast
In this episode of The Self Defense Channel, Doc Stull shares his true story. A story caused by pursuing a beautiful lady who caught his eye. Was it wise to follow? Was it an illusion? Was it young love? And in retrospect... knowing all that he knows now and being an expert in situational awareness... would he make those same decisions?Let me provide more background before you listen to this true story...BERLIN, Feb. 27—The candidate for Mayor of West Berlin was kidnapped today, just three days before the election, as he was being driven to his office. The candidate, Peter Lorenz, and his captors vanished despite a wide search by the police in which the American and British military joined. Officials suspected that the kidnappers were connected with German leftist radical groups. Mr. Lorenz sat in the front seat of his black Mercedes sedan when Mr. Sowa picked him up at his home on the Elvirastieg, in the Zehlendorf section. A police guard at the Lorenz home had gone off duty at 7.A few blocks away, on the Quermaten Weg, with a fcrested park on the left and homes on the right, Mr. Sowa noticed that a woman driving a red Fiat sedan was following them.At an intersection, the Fiat bumped the Mercedes and both cars stopped: a small blue and yellow Mercedes truck pulled into the main road from a side street and blocked the way.Driver Is Knocked OutMr. Sowa alit from the car to inspect the collision damage and was knocked unconscious. When he came to be heard Mr. Lorenz calling for help, and then Mr. Lorenz's car drove off. Mr. Sowa said he saw a bearded man of about 30, wearing glasses and a windbreaker and holding a pistol, and that that man had been at the wheel of the truck, with a second man as a passenger.Mr. Sowa could not tell the police how the kidnappers had left the scene. He was taken to a hospital where he was reported in good condition.Witnesses — aparently from nearby homes—said that the Mercedes was followed by a red Ford Consul, whose license plate was B‐VE 314. The cars turned left into the park on Onkel‐Tom Strasse, which is intesected by many secluded lanes.So grab your favorite drink and listen closely... because the tips you learn today just might save your life.Surviving a brutal kidnapping, home invasion, mugging, or rape takes more than just getting a gun permit and taking a martial arts class... It takes Reality Based Self Defense Training.Are you looking for REAL self defense training? Are you ready to never walk in fear again?Contact The Self Defense Channel to ask about out individual schedules and class schedules. Be Safe! Your Life Depends on it.www.TheSelfDefenseChannel.email@example.com"Your Global source for Expert Advice & Training in Reality Based Self Defense"
Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood was first settled by Irish and German immigrants who were soon supplanted by a large influx of Czech immigrants. They gave the neighborhood its name but it's known today for its Mexican and Mexican American population who first began moving in during the 50s and 60s. Pilsen continued to be a port of entry for decades and since then, many have fought to maintain the neighborhood's identity, culture, and its community. In this episode we answer several questions about Pilsen's history -- about the role murals have played in creating that sense of community, how the people rose up and came together to fight for a new high school, and how residents of Pilsen took a Chicago housing peculiarity and made it their own.
There are few stories more extraordinary than that of General Stanisław Sosabowski, commander of the Polish Parachute Brigade. After fighting fiercely against the German invaders of Poland he was captured, escaped and made his way to Britain. He later led his men at Market Garden and is perhaps most widely known for being played by Gene Hackman in A Bridge Too Far. His great grandson, Hal Sosabowski, tells the General's story, and also that of the General's son, who was instrumental in the fighting in Warsaw.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco Andrade & Rotimi KolapoExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This talk introduces arguments and examples from Nick Thurston's current book project, Document Practices, which explores aesthetic and political frameworks for analyzing acts of re-publishing already public documents. With case studies that range from shadow libraries to experimental videos, and ideas about “the document” which haunt the sociology of literature as much as documentary arts practice, Nick sketches out the project's starting points and some of its key debates. Nick Thurston is a writer and editor who makes artworks. He is the author of two experimental books, Reading the Remove of Literature (2006) and Of the Subcontract (2013), the latter of which has been translated into Dutch (2016), Spanish (2019) and German (2020). He writes regularly for the literary and arts press as well as for independent and academic publications. His most recent book is the co-edited collection Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right (2018). His recent exhibitions include shows at Transmediale (Berlin, 2018), Q21 (Vienna, 2018), MuHKA (Antwerp, 2018) and HMKV (Dortmund, 2019). He is currently Associate Professor in Fine Art at the University of Leeds, where he co-founded the Artists' Writings & Publications Research Centre and is a fellow of the Poetry Centre.
Twins, synchronicity, science, anomalies, and dark mysteries. Support the show Merch, book Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio. Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short. They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives were bizarrely similar. They each had a dog named Toy and in elementary school, each both was good at math, showed talent in woodshop, but struggled with spelling. But it was as they moved into adulthood that coincidences really started to pile up. My name... If one is good, two must be better, so today we were talking about twin on the first of a pair of twin episodes. Let's start with a quick review. Fraternal twins occur when two eggs are separately fertilized. They are genetically distinct, basically regular siblings that happened to be conceived at the same time. Or not. There's a rare circumstance called superfetation, where a woman ovulates while already pregnant and the second egg also gets fertilized. Multiple eggs being released during ovulation can sometimes result in heteropaternal superfecundation, meaning the eggs were fertilized by different men's sperm, creating fraternal twins with different fathers. Identical twins occur when a fertilized egg splits, creating two zygotes with the same cells. The splitting ovum usually produces identical twins, but if the split comes after about a week of development, it can result in mirror-image twins. Conjoined twins, what we used to call Siamese twins, can result from eggs that split most of the way, but not complete. Twins account for 1.5% of all pregnancies or 3% of the population. The rate of twinning has risen 50% in the last 20 years. Several factors can make having twins more likely, such as fertility therapy, advanced age, heredity, number of previous pregnancies, and race, with African women have the highest incidence of twins, while Asian women have the lowest. Twins have always been of great interest to scientists. There's simply no better way to test variable vs control than to have two people with identical DNA. Identical twins share all of their genes, while fraternal twins only share 50%. If a trait is more common among identical twins than fraternal twins, it suggests genetic factors are at work. "Twins studies are the only real way of doing natural experiments in humans," says Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College, London. "By studying twins, you can learn a great deal about what makes us tick, what makes us different, and particularly the roles of nature versus nature that you just can't get any other way.” NASA was presented with a unique opportunity in the Kelly brothers, identical twins Scott, a current astronaut, and Mark, a retired astronaut. As part of the "Year in Space" project, which would see Scott spend 340 on the ISS, the brothers provided blood, saliva, and urine samples, as well as undergoing a battery of physical and psychological tests designed to study the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. According to Dr Spector, twin studies are currently underway in over 100 countries. Working with data and biological samples in the TwinsUK Registry, Spector's team has found more than 600 published papers showing a clear genetic basis for common diseases like osteoarthritis, cataracts and even back pain. "When I started in this field, it was thought that only 'sexy' diseases [such as cancer] were genetic," Spector says. "Our findings changed that perception." Back on our side of the pond, the Michigan State University Twin Registry was founded in 2001 to study genetic and environmental influences on a wide range of psychiatric and medical disorders. One of their more surprising findings is that many eating disorders such as anorexia may not be wholly to blame on societal pressured by may actually have a genetic component to them. "Because of twins studies,” says co-director Kelly Klump, “we now know that genes account for the same amount of variability in eating disorders as they do in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We would have never known that without twins studies." On the topic of body-fat, a LSU study by Claude Bouchard in 1990 overfed a dozen young male twins by 1,000 calories a day for three months. Although every participant gained weight, the amount of weight, and more importantly for the study, fat varied considerably, from 9-29lbs/4-13kg. Twins tended to gain a similar amount of weight and in the same places as each other, but each pair differed from the other pairs in the test. While some twin studies, like Year In Space, are famous, others are infamous. If you're worried where this topic is going, don't be. We're not talking about Joseph Mengele or the Russian conjoined twins, Masha and Dasha, though they may show up next week. Twin studies helped create the thinking and even the word “eugenics.” Francis Galton, a half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was one of the first people to recognize the value of twins to study inherited traits. In his 1875 paper, "The History of Twins," Galton used twins to estimate the relative effects of nature versus nature, a term he is credited with coining. Unfortunately, his firm belief that intelligence is a matter of nature led him to become a vocal proponent of the idea that "a highly gifted race of men" could be produced through selective breeding and that unsuitable people should be prevented from reproducing. The word “eugenics” came up a lot during the Nuremberg trials, if it wasn't already clear with adherents to the idea had in mind. More recently, in 2003, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia reviewed the research on the heritability of I.Q. He noticed that most of the studies that declared that I.Q. is genetic involved twins from middle-class backgrounds. When he looked at twins from poorer families, he found that the I.Q.s of identical twins varied just as much as the I.Q.s of fraternal twins. In other words, the impact of growing up poor can overwhelm a child's natural intelligence. Bonus fact: The trope of the evil twin can be traced back as far as 300 BCE, to the Zurvanite branch of Zoroastrianism, the world's oldest continuously-observed religion. Of all the things inherent to and special about twins, one of the most fascinating is twin language. You might have seen the adorable viral video of a pair of toddlers having an animated conversation in their twin language. If you want to bust out your Latin, it's cryptophasia, a form of idioglossia, an idiosyncratic language invented and spoken by only one person or very few people. It was a struggle not to throw myself head-first down the idioglossia rabbit hole; maybe for a later episode. Twin speak, or even sibling speak has existed, for as long as human language, but has only been seriously studied for the last few decades, not only to determine how the languages develop but to see if speaking a twin language could hamper the children learning their parents' language. The reason twins are more likely than other sibling pairs to create their own language is less interesting than psychic phenomena - twins spend a lot of time together, being built-in companions, and are at the same developmental stage. They unconsciously work together to build their language by imitating and pretending to understand one another, reinforcing their use of the language. This can weaken their incentive to learn to speak to everyone else--they already have someone to talk to. Some researchers advocate treating cryptophasia as early as possible. According to Oxford neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop, twins often get less intervention from speech therapists than nontwins. “People often assume that it's normal for twins to have funny language, and so they don't get a proper assessment and diagnosis. And then, when they are identified, they are often treated together as a unit, and so each gets half the attention of the professionals working with them.” When doctors first began examining cryptophasic children, they discovered that the language isn't created out of nothing, but is made up of mispronounced words they've heard or references that only work inside their family. It's usually not a language at all. According to Karen Thorpe, a psychologist with Queensland University of Technology, you can think of it like “conversations between married couples where words are invented and abbreviated or restricted codes are used because full explanations are redundant.” That absolutely happens here. My husband and I talk like kids in a tree fort clubhouse. But sometimes, just sometimes, a full-blown language does develop, complete with syntax and totally independent of the language spoken at home. The syntax of a true twin language doesn't arise from mistakes made while learning the family's language. It's similar to the syntax seen in deaf children who create their own sign language when not taught to sign. This syntax could “gives us a potential insight into the nature of language” and mankind's “first language,” says linguist Peter Bakker. Twin languages play fast and loose with word order, putting subjects, verbs, and objects wherever, but always putting the most important item first, which makes sense. Negation, making something negative, is used as the first or last word of the statement, regardless of how the parental language handles negation. It's almost like a Spanish question mark, letting you know where the sentence is going. Verbs aren't conjugated--go is go, regardless of it's attached to I, he/she, us, or them. There are also no pronouns, like he, she, or they, only the proper nouns. There is also no way to locate things in time and space; everything just is. If you're a fan of Tom Scott's language series on YouTube, he's started making them again. If not, start with “Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language.” I'll put a link to it in the show notes. If I forget, or you want to tell me what you thought, Soc Med. Breakroom Most children stop using private languages on their own or with minimal intervention, which is good, according to psychologists, because the longer they practice cryptophasia, the worse they do in tests later. If you remember nothing else I say ever, remember that correlation does not equal causation. Cryptophasia could be a symptom of an underlying handicap and that's the cause of the low test scores. This simple-structured language is fine for two or a few people, but once there are more people to talk to or more things to talk about, you're going to need some more features, “unambiguous ways to distinguish between subject and object,” Bakker says. “In the twin situation these can be dispensed with, but not in languages in which it is necessary to refer to events outside the direct situation.” So do twin languages really offer insight into mankind's first language? Could a primitive society have functioned as a cohesive unit with a language that can only refer to what can be seen at that moment? That's what linguists are studying, but UC-Santa Barbara's Bernard Comrie adds the asterisk that this research into the infancy of spoken language is still a baby itself. “First we were told that creole languages [that is, a distinct language that develops from the meeting a two or more languages] would provide us with insight into ‘first language,' then when that didn't pan out interest shifted to deaf sign language (also with mixed results)—I guess twin language will be the next thing.” It's not an easy scientific row to hoe. Twin languages come and go quickly as the children develop hearing their parents' language much more than their twin language. They might keep speaking their twin language if they were very isolated, like two people in a Nell situation or that Russian family who lived alone for 40 years, but we'll file that idea under “grossly unethically and probably illegal.” Not that it hasn't been tried. Herodotus tells us of what is considered the first every psychological experiment, when Pharaoh Psammetichus I in the sixth century BCE wanted to know if the capacity for speech was innate to humans and beyond that, what language would that be. He ordered two infants to be raised by a shepherd hermit who was forbidden to speak in their presence. After two years the children began to speak; the word that they used most often was the Phrygian word for bread. Thus, Psammetichus concluded that the capacity for speech is innate, and that the natural language of human beings is Phrygian. Similar experiments were conducted by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 12th century CE who ordered children to be raised by caretakers forbidden to speak to them and 15th century James I of Scotland who ordered children raised exclusively by a deaf-mute woman, which was repeated by 16th century Mughal Indian Emperor Akbar, among others. I shouldn't have to tell you that they were all based on dubious methodology and soaking in confirmation bias. A less-terrible test was done in the 20th century by British ethologist, or animal behavior scientist, William H. Thorpe, who raised birds in isolation to determine which songs are innate. One of the best-known cases a negative impact from cryptophasia is the Kennedy sisters of San Diego, Grace and Virginia, of Poto and Cabengo, as they called each other. They created a media whirlwind in 1970s when it was reported that they only spoke their twin language, to the complete exclusion of English, at the rather advanced age of 6. “Twin Girls Invent Own Language,” “Gibberish-Talking Twins,” “Like a Martian” the headlines read. Here is a clip of the girls speaking and sadly this is the best audio quality I could find. Grace and Virginia had suffered apparent seizures as infants, leading their parents to conclude that the girls had been left mentally handicapped. Their parents opted to keep them inside and away from other children, leaving them mostly in the care of a laconic grandmother who often left them to their own devices. They seemed like the next big thing in language-creation studies, but on closer examination, it was discovered that, like most cryptophasics, the girls were just very badly, and very quickly, mispronouncing English and German, the languages spoken at home. Adding to their disappointment, when scientists tried to use the girls' words to converse with them, the girls couldn't stop laughing. Grace and Virginia were also cleared of their parents mis-labeling them as intellectually handicapped. Both were found to have relatively normal IQs, for as much good as IQ tests are, which is very little, but that's another show. The girls eventually underwent speech therapy and learned regular English, though their language skills were a bit stunted, even into adulthood. identical twins come from a fertilized egg that splits. If the zygote splits most of the way, but not all, it results in conjoined twins. Or if the zygotes collide and fuse, science isn't really sure. Thus conjoined twins are always identical, meaning the same gender. Why am I pointing that out? I met two moms of twins at the She PodcastsLive conference who regularly have people ask them if their identical twins are the same gender. This is why we need sex ed in school. You'll also notice I'm not using the term Siamese twins. That term comes from Chang & Eng Bunker, who were born in Siam, modern day Thailand, in 1811, connected by a band of tissue at the chest. It's not offensive per e, but just doesn't apply to anyone not born in Siam, so people have stopped using it. Conjoined twins occur once every 2-500,000 live births, according to the University of Minnesota. About 70% of conjoined twins are female, though I couldn't find a reason or theory why. 40 to 60% of these births are delivered stillborn, with 35% surviving only one day. The overall survival rate is less than 1 in 4. Often, one twin will have birth defects that are not conducive to life and can endanger the stronger twin. Conjoined twins are physically connected to one another at some point on their bodies, and are referred to by that place of joining. Brace yourself while I wallow in my medical Latin. The most common conjoinments are thoracopagus (heart, liver, intestine), omphalopagus (liver, biliary tree, intestine), pygopagus (spine, rectum, genitourinary tract), ischiopagus (pelvis, liver, intestine, genitourinary tract), and craniopagus (brain, meninges). 75% are joined at the chest or upper abdomen, 23% are joined at the hips, legs or genitalia, 2% are joined at the head. If the twins have separate organs, chances for separation surgery are markedly better than if they share the organs. As a rule, conjoined twins that share a heart cannot be separated. Worldwide, only about 250 separation surgeries have been successful, meaning at least one twin survived over the long term, according to the American Pediatric Surgical Association. The surgical separation success rate has improved over the years, and about 75 percent of surgical separations result in at least one twin surviving. The process begins long before the procedure, with tests and scans, as well as tissue expanders, balloons inserted under the skin and slowly filled with saline or air to stretch the skin, so there will be enough skin to cover the area where the other twin's body used to be. It requires a whole hospital full of specialties to separate conjoined twins, from general surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neurosurgeons, neonatologists, cardiologists, advanced practice nurses, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, among others. In fact, the longest surgery of all time was a conjoined twin separation. Separation surgeries often last an entire day; this one required 103 hours. If they started at 8am Monday, the team finished the surgery at 3pm Thursday. In 2001, a team of 20 doctors at Singapore General Hospital worked in shifts to separate Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha, 11-month-old twins conjoined at the head. Not only did the girls share a cranial cavity, their brains were partially fused. Each tiny brain had hundreds of bitty blood vessels, each of which had to be traced and identified as belonging to one or the other of the girls. Their brains were not only connected, they were wrapped around each other like a helix. Plus, each twin's skull needed to be reshaped and added to, using a blend of bone material and Gore-Tex fibers. Both babies survived the surgery. Sadly, Ganga died of meningitis at age 7, but Jamuna has gone on to live a healthy life and attend school. We interrupt this podcast script for an exciting article. Meaning I was almost done writing it, then I found something I had to go back and include. There was another pair of conjoined twins named Ganga and Jamuna, this pair born in 1970 in West Bengal. The pairing of the names makes sense when you learn that the Ganga and Jamuna are sacred rivers. The sisters are ischio-omphalopagus tripus, meaning joined at the abdomen and pelvis. They have two hearts and four arms, but share a set of kidneys, a liver and a single reproductive tract. Between then they have three legs, the third being a nine-toed fusion of two legs, which was non-functional and they kept that one under their clothing. They can stand, but they cannot walk and crawl on their hands and feet, earning them the show name "The Spider Girls". Managed by their uncle while on the road with the Dreamland Circus, they exhibit themselves by lying on a charpoy bed, talking to the spectators who come to look at them. They earned a good living, making about $6/hr, compared to the average wage in India of $.40. Ganga and Jamuna have two ration cards for subsidized grain, though they eat from the same plate. They cast two votes, but were refused a joint bank account. They also share a husband, Gadadhar, a carnival worker who is twenty years their senior. When asked which he loves more, Gadadhar replies, "I love both equally." In 1993, the twins had a daughter via Caesarean section, but the baby only lived a few hours. Though the sister would like to have children, doctors fear that pregnancy would endanger their lives. Doctors have offered them separation surgery, but they're not interested. They feel it would be against God's will, be too great of a risk, and put them out of a job. "We are happy as we are. The family will starve if we are separated." Not all parasitic twins are as obvious as a torso with arms and legs. The condition is called fetus in fetu, a parasitic twin developing or having been absorbed by the autosite twin. It's extremely rare, occurring only once in every 500,000 births and twice as likely to happen in a male. The question of how a parasitic twin might develop is one that currently has no answer. To say the fetuses in question are only partially developed is still overstating thing. They are usually little more than a ball of tissues with perhaps one or two recognizable body parts. One school of thought holds that fetus in fetu is a complete misnomer. Adherents contend that the alien tissue is not in fact a fetus at all, but a form of tumor, a teratoma, specifically. A teratoma, also known as a dermoid cyst, is a sort of highly advanced tumor that can develop human skin, sweat glands, hair, and even teeth. Some believe that, left long enough, a teratoma could become advanced enough to develop primitive organs. There have only been about 90 verified cases in the medical record. One reason fetus in fetu is rare is that the condition is antithetical to full-term development. Usually, both twins die in utero from the strain of sharing a placenta. Take 7 year old Alamjan Nematilaev of Kazakstan, who reported to his family abdominal pain and a feeling that something was moving inside him. His doctors thought he had a large cyst that needed to be removed. Once they got in there, though, doctors discovered one of the most developed cases of fetus in fetu ever seen. Alamjan's fetus had a head, four limbs, hands, fingernails, hair and a human if badly misshapen face. Fetus in fetu, when it is discovered, is usually found in children, but one man lived 36 years, carrying his fetal twin in his abdomen. Sanju Bhagat lived his whole life with a bulging stomach, constantly ridiculed by people in his village for looking nine months pregnant. Little did they know, eh? Fetus in fetu is usually discovered after the parasitic twin grows so large that it causes discomfort to the host. In Bhagat's case, he began having trouble breathing because the mass was pushing against his diaphragm. In June of 1999, Bhagat was rushed to Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India for emergency surgery. According to Dr. Ajay Mehta, "Basically, the tumor was so big that it was pressing on his diaphragm and that's why he was very breathless. Because of the sheer size of the tumor, it makes it difficult [to operate]. We anticipated a lot of problems." While operating on Bhagat, Mehta saw something he had never encountered. The squeamish may wish to jump30 and think about kittens, though if you've made it this far, you're cut from strong cloth. As the doctor cut deeper into Bhagat's stomach, gallons of fluid spilled out. "To my surprise and horror, I could shake hands with somebody inside," he said. "It was a bit shocking for me." One unnamed doctor interviewed in the ABC News story described what she saw that day in the operating room: “[The surgeon] just put his hand inside and he said there are a lot of bones inside,” she said. “First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair.” There was no placenta inside Bhagat -- the enveloped parasitic twin had connected directly to Bhagat's blood supply. Right after the surgery, Bhagat's pain and inability to breathe disappeared and he recovered immediately. Upon recovery from the surgery, in which his twin was removed, Bhagat immediately felt better. But he says that villagers still tease him about it. The story I was referring to was made into a plot point on AHS:FS, the tale of Edward Mordrake, the man with two faces. In 1895, The Boston Post published an article titled “The Wonders of Modern Science” that presented astonished readers with reports from the Royal Scientific Society documenting the existence of “marvels and monsters” hitherto believed imaginary. Edward Mordrake was a handsome, intelligent English nobleman with a talent for music and a peerage to inherit. But there was a catch. With all his blessings came a terrible curse. Opposite his handsome was, was a grotesque face on the back of his head. Edward Mordrake was constantly plagued by his “devil twin,” which kept him up all night whispering “such things as they only speak of in hell.” He begged his doctors to remove the face, but they didn't dare try. He asked them to simply bash the evil face in, anything to silence it. It was never heard by anyone else, but it whispered to Edward all night, a dark passenger that could never be satisfied. At age 23, after living in seclusion for years, Edward Mordrake committed suicide, leaving behind a note ordering the evil face be destroyed after his death, “lest it continues its dreadful whispering in my grave.” This macabre story ...is just that, a story, a regular old work of fiction. “But, but, I've seen a photograph of him.” Sadly, no. You've seen a photo of a wax model of the legendary head, Madame Toussad style. Don't feel bad that you were convinced. The description of the cursed nobleman was so widely accepted that his condition appeared in an 1896 medical encyclopedia, co-authored by two respected physicians. Since they recounted the original newspaper story in full without any additional details, gave an added air of authority to Mordrake's tale. “No, there's a picture of his mummified head on a stand.” I hate to puncture your dreams, but that's papier mache. It looks great, but the artist who made it has gone on record stating it was created entirely for entertainment purposes. If you were to look at that newspaper account of Mordrake, it would fall apart immediately. “One of the weirdest as well as most melancholy stories of human deformity is that of Edward Mordake, said to have been heir to one of the noblest peerages in England. He never claimed the title, however, and committed suicide in his twenty-third year. He lived in complete seclusion, refusing the visits even of the members of his own family. He was a young man of fine attainments, a profound scholar, and a musician of rare ability. His figure was remarkable for its grace, and his face – that is to say, his natural face – was that of Antinous. But upon the back of his head was another face, that of a beautiful girl, ‘lovely as a dream, hideous as a devil.'” What did we say at the top? Conjoined twins are identical, meaning among other things, the same gender. And that… though we'll finish up out story of the twin Jims. Their lives were so unbelievably similar, if you saw it in a movie, you'd throw your popcorn at the screen. Both Jims had married women named Linda, divorced them and married women named Betty. They each had sons that they named James Alan, though one was Alan and the other Allan. Both smoked, drove a Chevrolet, held security-based jobs, and even vacationed at the exact same Florida beach, though one assumes not at the same time. After being reunited at age 37, they took part in a study at University of Minnesota, which showed that their medical histories, personality tests, and even brain-wave tests were almost identical. Remember, you can always find… Thanks…
In the summer of 1940, German successes in Europe had been based on a very particular model of interaction between air and ground forces. The planned invasion of southern England and the seizure of London envisioned by Hitler presented the German airforce with entirely new problems. Some German commanders believed that the Luftwaffe alone could defeat the British, but it was Eric Raeder, the head of Hitler's navy, who wanted an amphibious invasion to showcase the power of the Kriegsmarine. Hitler offered a peace deal to the British, certain that it would be rejected, and instead embarked upon his first great failure, the Battle of Britain and the subsequent bombing campaign known as the Blitz. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sam and Emma host New Yorker contributor Eyal Press to discuss his recent book Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America, on the moral division of labor and the emotional burden of getting by for countless Americans. They start off with Everett Hughes' essay “Good People and Dirty Work” and how the unconscious mandate that faced the Germans under the Nazi regime was not only unique to that time or place, but that countless other places, the US most certainly included, have morally questionable state-sanctioned action taken beyond the public consciousness. Eyal explores how he took this concept into today's America, looking at positions such as corrections officers, slaughterhouse, and oil rig workers, as well as diving into the labor behind the US's drone program. After touching on the similarities and differences when it comes to policing, and the cultural support behind it, he, Emma, and Sam dive into the story of Harriet, a mental health worker in the Florida prison system, and the abuses of her patients that she had to see and hear under threat of retribution by the guards if she reported it, working up to the death of Darren Rainey in 2012. While nobody in power was punished, of course, Press looks towards Bill Curtis's analysis putting the fault, ultimately, on the Florida voters that elected Rick Scott and a government with a platform of expanding the prison population while cutting all funding for mental health. Next, they move to look inside both a poultry slaughterhouse and oil rigs, exploring how the distaste by society for labor that is absolutely necessary for it to function as it helps to obscure the horrifying conditions in which that labor takes place, exploring the meat processing industry's majority women of color and immigrant workforce and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill which resulted in the deaths of 11 workers. Lastly, they go from the private to governmental sector as Eyal takes on the emotional turmoil of officers behind the US's Bipartisan drone program and pawning off of the gore and horror, disassociating it from the elite in power and the public eye. They wrap up the interview by discussing the central role American Capitalism and Imperialism play in this moral division of labor, and the ingrained nature of the exploitation of workers even onto the emotional level. Sam and Emma also touch on the incredible moment in labor organizing that we are currently in, before discussing the behind-the-scenes horrors facing school board members taking the brunt of the astroturf anti-mask movement. And in the Fun Half: Charlie Kirk gets just absolutely schooled by Ben Gleib on literally just knowing what a human is, a caller discusses VA Beach's inability to get its police under control to the point that it's affecting tourism, and Will from Cincinnati discusses the David Shor piece on popularism and the Democrats' multi decade-long commitment to not getting anything popular done. Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo work to desexualize children's toys by making AIDS jokes, Chris from Mass takes on the cognitive dissonance in the hunting and conservationist communities, and Lauren Windsor asserts herself as one of the best intelligence agents that doesn't work for an oppressive regime, plus, your calls and IMs! 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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus National security writer and Georgetown University adjunct professor Molly McKew joins Ron Steslow to break down some of the most important international news stories: (01:50) The U.S., U.K., and Australian security partnership and the submarine deal that angered the French. (17:08) Joe Biden's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (18:16) How the German elections (and Angela Merkle's decision not to seek reelection) will impact global politics (36:02) The relationship between foreign policy and public opinion. Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this Molly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew
German software giant SAP increases guidance for the 3rd time this fiscal year. Vimeo pops 12% on good results in September. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories along with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase. Got suggestions for our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The air conditioning is broken again. Duji gives a rating on Curious George's documentary. German designer announces innovative “testicle bath” that zaps sperm with ultrasonic waves. Jeffrey's wrestling mentor was in the hospital with lack of oxygen. US school outraged after student breaks football goal-scoring record. Woman says a guy followed her for 5 miles to tell her she is pretty. Superman comes out as bisexual. Kidnapping suspect previously used tracking device on victim's car.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been a strong ally of the State of Israel, but most Germans disagree with her views. What does the end of Merkel's chancellorship mean for the Jewish state? A new poll shows that about half of Americans believe the nation's divisions are so great that some states should secede from the union. Is civil war coming? 2020 saw a wave of murder and other violent crimes in the U.S., recent statistics show. We look into some of the causes. Many governments are using COVID-19 to expand surveillance and control over citizens. In Europe, indications are that vaccine passports are a stepping-stone to a fully digital ID system for every EU citizen. And we talk about a powerful tool for navigating life's distractions and making better use of your time. Links [02:10] Post-Merkel: Germany and Israel (11 minutes) “Anti-Semitic Vibes From the Nazi Era Reappear in Germany” [12:58] U.S. Division (15 minutes) “Poll: Half of Trump Voters in Favor of Succession” [28:20] U.S. Crime (8 minutes) “2020: The Year of American Crime” [35:52] Europe Digital ID (8 minutes) "Europe Set to Launch Digital ID for All Citizens" [44:07] LAST WORD: Focus! (8 minutes)
#629 - Connie Francis Connie Francis brings in 18 years of The Paul Leslie Hour. She is one of the most electrifying and illuminating singers the world has ever known. Connie Francis is in a class by herself. She is one of the most prolific recording artists and has sang in several languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese). She is one of the great all-time concert draws. Since her 1958 debut LP "Who's Sorry Now," Connie Francis has one of the most impressive recording careers ever. It's a great pleasure to welcome a legend who somehow manages to remain humble. The legendary Connie Francis is right here on The Paul Leslie Hour. The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.
Why the government doesn't like video games, and what's next for China's gaming culture. Ed Butler speaks to Josh Ye, who covers gaming for the South China Morning Post, and Professor Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute. German professional League of Legends player Maurice 'Amazing' Stückenschneider describes China's current dominance in the world of eSports, and the damage that restricting playing hours could do, and Chinese games investor Charlie Moseley describes how the increasing pressure from authorities is affecting games developers in the country today. (Photo: League of Legends players at a tournament in Shanghai, Credit: Riot Games Inc via Getty Images)
Jack Wolfskin is a major German outdoor company. Headquartered in Idstein, they were founded in 1981 and are now one of the biggest suppliers of outdoor goods in Germany. After a couple of previous attempts to enter the North American market, Jack Wolfskin has recently started the journey of trying again. Roberto Guiterrez recently took on the Director of Marketing role and discusses the intricacies of bringing a heritage brand to a new market. We discuss cultural differences, implications, and unique approaches to storytelling. Follow Jack Wolfskin @jackwolfskin_na Produced by: @portsideproductions @backcountrymarketing @coleheilborn
Yesterday, Australia lost someone very, very significant. The self-proclaimed Happiest Man On Earth - Eddie Jaku. Eddie was 101 years old, a best-selling author, a holocaust survivor, and a German-born Jew whose parents were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Eddie's mission was to teach people not to hate. It's beyond ironic then, that also yesterday, an Australian influencer dressed her family up in yellow stars, supposedly to represent the Star of David that Jewish people in Nazi-occupied Europe were forced to wear. So what was her message? And why is it such a lazy and dangerous comparison? Plus, we need to talk about Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's latest interview. Are they 2021's answer to Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton? And should we stop telling women they have imposter syndrome? The End Bits: Recommendations: Mia wants you to preorder the illustrated edition of Eddie Jaku's book, The Happiest Man on Earth, out November 9. Learn more about MPlus here Follow us on Instagram @mamamiaoutloud CREDITS Hosts: Jessie Stephens, Holly Wainwright and Mia Freedman Producer: Emma Gillespie CONTACT US Via our PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 Via our email at email@example.com Via our Outlouders Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/329632330777506/ Mamamia Out Loud is a podcast by Mamamia https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/mamamiaoutloud/ Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about MPlus here Read the Mamamia article on Re-Entry Anxiety here Follow us on Instagram @mamamiaoutloud CREDITS Hosts: Jessie Stephens, Holly Wainwright and Mia Freedman Producer: Emma Gillespie CONTACT US Via our PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 Via our email at firstname.lastname@example.org Via our Outlouders Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/329632330777506/ Mamamia Out Loud is a podcast by Mamamia https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/mamamiaoutloud/ Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lewisburg comedian Adrien Duran stops by to teach Jarrod how to cook eggs. They talk about doughnuts, pork and the YMC ... Gay? Poor Chris. Plus the Germans' infrastructure takes a dump. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=48989573)
The first ever U.S. officer to be convicted of treason, Army Lieutenant Martin J. Monti Jr., defected from the Air Service to the Nazis on 13th October, 1944.After a stint in radio propaganda, he joined the Waffen-SS, was recaptured by the Americans, and then claimed to be a prisoner of War. His family petitioned his Senator to go lightly on his crimes, the full extent of which only became clear when he sensationally confessed to treason in court.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly attempt to understand Monti's repeated flip-flopping; uncover the hidden community of German-born Americans who returned to the Motherland to support Hitler; and explain why even Roosevelt was predisposed to believe Monti was just an ‘eager beaver'... Further Reading:• ‘How a North County boy became the first U.S. military officer ever to be convicted of treason' (St Louis Magazine, 2020):https://www.stlmag.com/longform/the-first-traitor-north-county-world-war-II/• ‘A Deserter and Confessed Traitor: The Amazing but True Story of Army Lieutenant Martin J. Monti Jr.' (American Bar Association, 2017): https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/publications/litigation_journal/2017-18/fall/a-deserter-and-confessed-traitor-amazing-true-story-army-lieutenant-martin-j-monti-jr/• ‘The Only U.S. Pilot to Defect to the Waffen-SS during WW2... in October 1944' (House of History, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJd4aa0beQkFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Photo: Notice dated 28 September 1941 in Russian, Ukrainian with German translation ordering all Kyivan Jews to assemble for supposed resettlement After eight decades, honoring those murdered in the Babi Yar "Holocaust of Bullets." Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7459671/holocaust-centre-names-babi-yar-killers/