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La Vie Creative
EP 216: Antique specialist, house flipper, Sculptor Scott Porter shares his life in France

La Vie Creative

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 57:34


Most men have linear career paths with the requisite ambition to achieve clear-cut professional goals, all the while competing with others their entire lives to make it to the top of the heap. When I went off to secondary school at the age of 15 in the early 70's, society was undergoing radical changes due to the Vietnam war, Women's liberation, the Civil Rights movement, along with the overwhelming presence of sex, drugs, and rock & roll in our lives. With long hair down to the middle of my back, I opted out of the competitive horse race by the time I was 1617 years old, preferring to compete only with myself and pushing myself to the best of my abilities. Like a crab, I opted to move sideways rather than in a linear career path, choosing to study subjects and pursue interests that didn't necessarily have clear-cut professional outcomes. Clearly, since crabs have been around for almost 200 million years, they must be doing something right and I do not regret having done many things in the course of my life that do not fit into one professional nutshell. Having graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia, that must have meant that my strategy to strive to be the best I could be was working. I've never needed competition to excel. This brings me to the sculpture competition that I won back in June of this year. I didn't really train to be a sculptor, although, over the course of a decade in the study of art, I did many types of exercises that were sculptural in nature. My main focus was always on painting and photography, nonetheless. When I saw the 'Appel d'Offres' presented by the Communauté des Communes Touraine Vallée de l'Indre (22 towns that are all linked by the Indre river) for a sculpture to be installed in my home town of Bréhémont situated here on the banks of the Loire River, I was intrigued and immediately decided to participate in the competition, the first and only art competition I've ever participated in I do believe.  I really wanted to leave my mark on the town where I live, and what better way than to have a prominently placed sculpture as my legacy? Back in the 1980's, my parents donated money via the Rotary Club to create a library in what was (and still in to a certain extent) the backwater port town of Bréhémont. This was my parent's legacy; the sculpture is mine. My initial concept was to create a totem pole configuration with a vertical buildup of elements (all of which symbolize the town or the region). Then I got the creative inspiration to make some of the elements movable like a wind vane.; thus the 'Totem Girouette' came about. We've named it 'Autant en Emporte le Chanvre' in nostalgic reminiscence of the hemp industry, which was the source of wealth in Bréhémont up until the advent of nylon ropes, which killed the hemp industry. To give the sculpture a bit more gravitas, however, within the basic shapes, I introduced a mathematical abstraction from ancient Greece. The Greek mathematician Euclid came up with what is called 'Euclid's 1st Proposition. By overlapping two circles, the resulting space in a lozenge in which two equilateral triangles can be placed, one pointing upwards (a symbol for fire) and one pointing downward (a symbol for water). Since water is a key feature of our town, this water symbol is quite appropriate...and it is a lovely combination of geometrical shapes!Backup to my main courier business. When this business died, I decided to focus on the furnished rental business along with the complementary renovation business in Paris. Many of the flats that I ended up managing for rentals were apartments that I renovated for the owners. Support the show

Tom Nikkola Audio Articles
Supplements, Essential Oils, and Mood Disorders: A Research Review

Tom Nikkola Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 11:30


As I was browsing new health and fitness research papers, I came across a review in Frontiers in Pharmacology, titled Inhalation Aromatherapy via Brain-Targeted Nasal Delivery: Natural Volatiles of Essential Oils on Mood Disorders. Though I enjoy reading full papers like this, I realize that many people don't have the time or interest to read the whole thing, but would appreciate a simple summary outlining how essential oils and certain supplements may alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety, or difficulty sleeping. As a long-time fitness professional, I understand well how one's mood affects their willingness to make good nutrition and lifestyle decisions and to stay consistent with a good exercise program.  Anything that supports your mood without causing adverse side effects will help you make healthier choices. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of fitness professionals understand the value of mood-supporting supplements and essential oils, and so their clients miss out on them.  As it relates to essential oils, the paper's authors stated: In recent years, use of natural aromatherapy as adjuvant therapy for mental disorders, especially anxiety and depression has increased steadily, and increasing research is being done on the treatment mechanism . And furthermore, it has been proven to produce pharmacological effects via the use of high-quality essential oils entering the body by the nasal inhalation (through the respiratory system or olfactory nerves), through topical absorption (skin), or through oral administration (digestive system). I'll summarize the findings and weave in my own thoughts and practical applications throughout the post. Mood Disorders: Dealing with the Cause Versus the Symptom Mood disorders arise from a variety of issues: chronic stress (physical or mental)medication side effectsnerve injuryneurotransmitter imbalanceorgan damagepsychological disorderstrauma The past couple of years has caused significant financial, professional, and social stress, and it doesn't seem to be getting better anytime soon. So, we should expect rates of depression, anxiety, and sleep debt to keep rising. At least, until the public elects an administration with a smidgen of common sense. I should also point out that excessive physical stress can cause anxiety, depression, and sleep debt. If young athletes don't eat enough high-quality food and get enough rest, they may unexpectedly succumb to mood disorders. With all that said, supplements, essential oils, and even most medications don't deal with the cause of a mood disorder.  Therefore, they don't treat it. They simply help you manage the symptoms, which makes life much more enjoyable. It's still crucial to root out the cause and deal with it. Lavender Not surprisingly, the authors covered lavender first. It's the most studied and popular essential oil on the planet. Keep in mind, though, there's still a significant difference between cheap lavender oil at a gas station or retail store, and high-quality, therapeutic lavender essential oil. Linalool and linalyl acetate are the two most important constituents in lavender essential oil, though it contains dozens of others. Both compounds have been shown to reduce pain and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you relax. A 2021 systematic review found that lavender decreased feelings of anxiety and despair while other studies have shown it improves sleep quality. The improved sleep could be a result of reduced anxiety, or increased secretion of sleep-inducing neurotransmitters. Personally, I didn't like lavender that much when I first started using essential oils, though the scent did grow on me. Fortunately, there are plenty of other options if the scent of lavender isn't your thing. Read also: Lavender Essential Oil for Anxiety and Depression. Roman Chamomile Roman Chamomile has been used in Egypt, Greece,

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast
Is This Anything?

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 5:48


A TikTok'er has been racking up the hits with a video explaining why male statues from ancient Greece have small packages. Check out Matthew McConaughey explaining why we should remove "unbelievable" from the dictionary.   According to a new study, having the posture of a superhero can change your personality.  A man in India has started a business of making teddy bears stuffed with recycled cigarette butts.   Is This Anything? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pangolin: The Conservation Podcast
Good Morning Greece #2: Caretta caretta (The Loggerhead Sea Turtle)

Pangolin: The Conservation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 11:32


Hello everyone and welcome to the second episode of Good Morning Greece! Today I am here to tell you all about Caretta caretta - The Loggerhead Sea Turtle! I fell in love with the turtle from the first moment I saw one, and I know you will love them too! Check us out on Social Media @PangolinPodcast

The Greek Current
Why is Erdogan standing in the way of Sweden and Finland's NATO bid?

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 14:57


Turkey surprised its NATO allies last week by saying it would not view the applications of Sweden and Finland positively, and on Monday Turkish President Erdogan doubled down on comments last week indicating that the two Nordic countries´ path to NATO would be anything but smooth. Erdogan also cited Greece to express his disagreement over Finland and Sweden joining the transatlantic alliance. Expert Alan Makovsky joins Thanos Davelis today to break down what the key issues are, look at what Erdogan hopes to gain with this policy, and break down what this means for US-Turkish relations. Alan Makovsky is a senior fellow for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress, and has worked on Turkey and the region in several capacities, including as a senior staff member on the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the House of Representatives and at the State Department.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Erdogan says Swedish, Finnish delegations should not bother coming to TurkeyTurkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membershipBiden praises Greece for ‘moral leadership' after Russia invasionNATO does not need more tension between Greece and Turkey, Mitsotakis tells university audienceEU growth forecast cut as war in Ukraine fuels inflationCommission delivers gloomy numbers but tries to bat away stagflation fears

You too can learn Thai
Announcement: Membership program and exclusive episodes

You too can learn Thai

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 2:26


Membership program and exclusive episodes Nice integration with Spotify, but should work on other platforms too Currently supported in 30+ countries: USA, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore. Donors will not be charged anymore Please bear with us while we are transitioning. Thank you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/learnthai/support

So Much Pingle
Episode 62: Origin Stories V with Tom, Greg, and Nick

So Much Pingle

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 93:38


Hello everyone and welcome to Episode Sixty Two!  I hope all of you remain safe and healthy out there as we roll into Season Three! First of all, I want to thank all of the patrons of the show - we would not be kicking off a third season without you and I appreciate your support.   To others in the listening audience, if you like the show, please consider supporting it via the So Much Pingle Patreon page. You can also support the show via one-time contributions via PayPal or Venmo (please contact me via email to somuchpingle@gmail.com). It is great to be back in the studio again after what seemed like a long time away.  If you're on social media, chances are you already know I spent 21 days in Greece, Hungary, and Slovenia.  And about two hours in Italy.  But mostly Greece, which was amazing and I and I can't wait to return there.  It was a big herping trip and my group did quite well over there, finding more than fifty species, and some of them iconic European herps. I have been reading about these species for the past half century, so it was pretty special to see some of them, like marginated tortoises, and four-lined rat snakes and green lacertas, along with European pond turtles, vipers and Aesculapian snakes. But it's good to be back home and I thank you all for your patience while I was away. A few final bits of housekeeping - as I mentioned earlier, I've got an AMA slash origin stories show featuring yours truly coming up this summer (and it's the summer of 2022).  AMA means Ask Me Anything, so if you've got some questions for me, QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE READ ON A CLEAN-RATED SHOW, send ‘em in to somuchpingle at gmail dot com.  I've got some responses already and thank you folks for those. HERPETOLOGY SUMMER CAMP!  Coming up this summer! Through their Compass Summer Experience program, Montreat College is hosting their annual Herpetology Summer Camp for high school students, from June 19th thru the 24th, with an option for an additional week thru July 1st.  The camp is hosted by Professor Josh Holbrook, and students will experience amphibians and reptiles through a blend of classroom and field sessions.  For more information and to register, see the Herpetology Summer Experience page. For this show, we're reaching back to some recordings I made in Peru last January.  We have Origin Stories from Tom Williams, Greg Stephens, and Nick Burgmeier. Tom is from the UK and I hadn't met him in person before Peru, he's a world traveler and a real ball of fire and I enjoyed spending some time in the field with him.  Greg and Nick are old friends of mine, and so I interviewed them together, as they are buddies with a lot of shared experiences.  As I've said before it's a lot of fun when my friends come to Peru for the first time and I get to be there when their minds are blown, and I especially enjoyed having these two come down to the hot and sweaty rain forest. Thanks Tom, Greg and Nick for coming on the show and sharing your experiences! And thanks for listening everyone! And as always, please keep the comments and suggestions coming, and please take time to rate the show on your podcast platform! The show email is somuchpingle@gmail.com, and there's also a So Much Pingle group on Facebook, for discussion, comments, feedback, suggestions, herp confessions, getting mambas out of trees, tips for herping better, etc. Cheers! Mike

Boring Books for Bedtime
A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 5

Boring Books for Bedtime

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 52:16


Let's continue our sleepy stroll through history with the fall of Assyria, the literary bedrock of the Jews, and the birth of philosophy in Greece. Rather a lot to cram into an hour, but Wells makes it sound easy.   Help us stay 100% listener supported! All supporters in May will be entered into a drawing for our first-ever SWAG! Details here: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW   Read "A Short History of the World” at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35461   Music: "Cosmic Tingles” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY   If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

Historically Thinking: Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it

Some 5,000 years ago nomadic peoples of central Asia settled on the Iranian plateau. Their descendants would be the nucleus of an extraordinary empire that reached north to the lands of their ancestors, eastwards to India and China, and west as far as the Libyan desert and the Aegean Sea. These were the Persians, who not only created the first of the world-empires, but also brought about the first period of significant and continuous contact between the east and the west.  What is typically known about the Persians comes from Herodotus, who in his Histories told the story of how Persia came to invade Greece, and how the Greeks were able to repel the greatest empire yet known to mankind. But what is the Persian version of the story? What would the Persians have said about themselves? With me to discuss the Persian Empire of the Achaemenid Kings is Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, chair of ancient history at Cardiff University, and director of the Ancient Iran Program for the British Institute of Persian Studies. His latest book is Persians: The Age of the Great Kings, and it is the subject of our conversation today. For Further Investigation Early in the conversation, when discussing the importance of the Persian's nomadic past, I made reference to a conversation with Pamela Crossley. This was Episode 185; her book on the importance of nomadic thought and culture for all of Eurasia is Hammer and Anvil: Nomad Rulers at the Forge of the Modern World. Lloyd had some tough things to say about Herodotus; for a different perspective, see my conversation in Episode 116 on "The First Historian" with Jennifer Roberts, a Herodotus scholar.

Radio Ronin
Are You A Malaka?!

Radio Ronin

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 99:45


Monday! Monday! Monday! It's time for Radio Ronin!!!!!Hey, thanks for coming to Bash Music on Saturday!!! The first show of the summer was fantastic!!Gregg's much anticipated trip to Greece has finally arrived!!!! He'll be traveling in style and he'll give you an update on what he'll be doing while he's there! It's official! Nasa says Vegas is officially "the brightest city on earth"!!!! CHUNGA POLL: Where is the most beautiful place you've ever been? Post your answers below!!!Have you tried the new Coke Byte? It's pixel flavored! What does that mean? We don't know but Gregg tries it on the show!Are you a fan of ska music?!? The BBC is releasing a new documentary about the history of this genre and it's cultural impact!Gregg has another halfway to Halloween movie shout-out and Chandler DOESN'T roll yet another "1" in Headline D&D! LISTEN NOW!!!

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά
Greek News Monday 16.05.22 - Δελτίο Ειδήσεων Δευτέρα 16.05.22

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 12:20


News in Greek from Australia, Greece, Cyprus and the world is the news bulletin of Monday 16 May 2022. - Ειδήσεις από την Αυστραλία, την Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και τον κόσμο στο Δελτίο Ειδήσεων της Δευτέρας 16 Μαΐου 2022.

Pangolin: The Conservation Podcast
Good Morning Greece #1: Top 5 Eco-Tourism Tips

Pangolin: The Conservation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 10:58


Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Good Morning Greece!' - a mini-series presented by Pangolin! I'm your host Jack Baker and for the next week we are going to be doing things a little differently! Normally, I'm here with a guest telling you all about an under appreciated conservation story, but today and for the rest of the week, I'm going solo and broadcasting live from the shores of sunny Zakynthos. From this gorgeous base I am going to tell you all about some of the fantastic flora and fauna of Greece, creating my conservation Love letter to this glorious nation! In todays first episode, I am going to be sharing my Top 5 Eco-tourism tips with you all. By making these small changes we can all make a huge impact on the places we are lucky enough to visit! 1. Make an effort to learn about it what nature will be around you! 2. Only support businesses that respect nature! 3. Don't be wasteful! 4. Avoid buying ethically questionable gifts! 5. Leave only footsteps! Check us out on Social Media @PangolinPodcast

Astrological Intentions
199 | Gemini Week with a Side of Greece

Astrological Intentions

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 56:37


In the Transits: Wed, May 18 Mars conjunct Neptune: Boundless Energy Thu, May 19 Sun trine Pluto: Take on a Challenge Thu, May 19 Mercury Rx sextile Jupiter: A Philisophical Outlook Fri, May 20 Sun ingress Gemini: Happy Birthday Twins! Sat, May 21 Sun cazimi Mercury: Inferior Cazimi Sun, May 22 Mars sextile Pluto: Deepen Your Direction Sun, May 22 Mercury Rx ingress Taurus: Returns without Much Dignity (Central Time for all dates & times)   Talisman Times: FINISHED:   None   UPCOMING: Tue, May 17: To increase financial income.https://intentionbeads.com/collections/pre-sale-talismans Wed, May 18: To adhere to my self-controled plans and my own authority. https://intentionbeads.com/collections/pre-sale-talismans   TALISMAN OF THE MONTH - To strengthen the mind and clarify the message. $222 https://intentionbeads.com/collections/talisman-of-the-month On the Horizon: June 4 June Astrology Forecasthttps://fb.me/e/1rcFZ7Z3J June 1- July 13 Summer Solstice Constellation Bracelet Workshophttps://intentionbeads.com/products/constellation-bracelet January 21 - 28, 2023 EARLY BIRD: 2023 Mexico Retreat https://intentionbeads.com/products/retreat-deposit (Central Time for all dates & times) Our House: We have a special guest, Stuart Bishop, the yogi and retreat host in Greece. Tune in to hear about the inspiration of the retreat, and what is planned for the transformational week!

通勤學英語
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K365: 帕大英博物館挨告德嫩神廟雕像禁掃描

通勤學英語

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 3:40


每日英語跟讀 Ep.K365: British Museum facing legal action over Parthenon sculptures 3D scan refusal   The British Museum is facing legal action from one of the UK's leading heritage preservation organizations over its refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a piece in its Parthenon sculptures collection. 大英博物館正面臨英國領導遺產保護組織的法律訴訟,該組織拒絕允許對其帕台農神廟雕塑系列中的一件作品進行 3D 掃描。 The Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) said it would serve an injunction against the museum imminently, raising the stakes in the dispute between the two. 數位考古研究所 (IDA) 表示,它將立即對博物館發出禁令,這增加了兩者之間爭端的風險。 “We will be filing a complaint by the end of the week requesting the court to order the British Museum to grant our request,” Roger Michel, the IDA's executive director, told the Guardian. “We want them to treat our application in exactly the same fashion that they would treat similar requests. Their refusal has been capricious and arbitrary.” “我們將在本週末提出申訴,要求法院命令大英博物館批准我們的請求,”IDA 執行董事羅傑米歇爾告訴衛報。 “我們希望他們以與處理類似請求完全相同的方式處理我們的申請。他們的拒絕是反复無常和武斷的。” The Oxford-based institute had hoped, with the museum's blessing, to reproduce one of the high relief metopes from the Acropolis temple's south facade as “proof of concept.” In 2016 it reconstructed Syria's Palymyra arch of triumph out of Egyptian marble based on photographs following the monument's destruction by Islamic State. 這家位於牛津的研究所曾希望在博物館的支持下,複製雅典衛城神廟南立面的高浮雕牆面之一,作為“概念證明”。 2016 年,它根據紀念碑被伊斯蘭國摧毀後的照片,用埃及大理石重建了敘利亞的 Palymyra 凱旋門。 Advocates believe 3D imaging could be employed to not only create replicas of the classical treasures but help resolve the longstanding row between Athens and London over patrimony of the Parthenon sculptures. Scans would allow a robot sculptor to reproduce the artworks with sub-millimetre accuracy using the same Pentelic marble from which the originals were chiselled, according to the IDA, a supporter of the sculptures' repatriation to Greece. 支持者認為,3D 成像不僅可以用來製作古典珍品的複製品,還可以幫助解決雅典和倫敦之間關於帕台農神廟雕塑遺產的長期爭執。支持將雕塑送回希臘的 IDA 表示,掃描將允許機器人雕塑家使用與雕刻原件相同的 Pentelic 大理石以亞毫米精度複製藝術品。 The antiquities, regarded as the high point of classical art, have been in the British Museum's possession since 1816 after their removal from the Parthenon at the behest of Lord Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman empire, which then controlled what is now modern Greece. 這些古物被視為古典藝術的最高點,自 1816 年根據英國駐奧斯曼帝國大使埃爾金勳爵的要求從帕台農神廟移走後,這些古物一直由大英博物館收藏,當時奧斯曼帝國控制著現在的現代希臘. Successive Greek governments have argued that the antiquities were illegally hacked from the temple at a time when it was a subject nation without voice or sovereignty. The British Museum says they were legally acquired. 歷屆希臘政府都爭辯說,當它是一個沒有發言權或主權的附屬國時,這些文物是從神廟中非法盜取的。大英博物館稱它們是合法獲得的。 Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2022/04/05/2003776008

ReCreate Church's Podcast
Recreate Church, Pastor Michael Shockley—Service, Sunday, May 15, 2022

ReCreate Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 45:11


Daniel and The Unanswered Prayer. Today, Pastor Michael is continuing his study on Daniel, a hero of the faith.  Daniel had legendary faith, so much that even Ezekiel named only three people: Job, Noah and Daniel, as heroes of the faith.   Three years after the “Lion's Den” story, we find Daniel in Chapter 10, no longer a young man.  In Chapter 9, the Lord had promised that the Jews would return to the Promised Land.  Almost all of Daniel's life, he's lived in Babylon.  At this point in the story, God has moved the heart of Cyrus of Persia to allow the Jews to return to Jerusalem. So why didn't Daniel return to Jerusalem?  Because it was a long journey and Daniel was in his eighties and potentially have to walk a long, long time (insert Proclaimer's 1980's song reference here). God wanted Daniel to stay and finish his work in Babylon, so he was there for the Lord's purpose. Daniel was in prayer and mourning for three weeks.  He is laboring in prayer at this time.  So why is he so upset?  Didn't God answer his other prayer…the Jews returning to their homeland?  This is the ‘next challenge'…it's not over when one prayer is answered! Not all of the Jews returned to Jerusalem, some (perhaps even a majority) stayed in Babylon.  And Daniel was getting word back that some of those that did return, didn't finish rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem and some were getting back into pagan idolatry.   So, Daniel had to be, needless to say, frustrated.  That's why the laboring in prayer for three weeks., doing nothing but praying.  He wanders out of the city and is distraught.  This is one of the greatest heroes of the faith that has ever lived and he's prayed for 21 days and he feels his prayer isn't being answered.  While Daniel is out wandering around, he notices a white apparition down at the river.  He collapsed at the sight and wondered, “Who is this person by the Tigris River?”.  The being reached down and lifted Daniel up and said, “Daniel, you are greatly loved.  I have been sent with an answer to your prayers.” The angel, it turns out, was sent the first day Daniel started praying.  But here it is, 21 days later and he's just NOW getting to Daniel.  The angelic being explains that he was held up by the Prince of Persia.  Who is this Prince of Persia?  The story involves a demon that had taken over the Persian kingdom and the archangel Michael was sent to deal with him.  So while Daniel was praying, the archangel Michael was dealing with a demon! The angelic being then tells Daniel of God's peace to him and lets him know that the Persian empire is ending and Greece will be taking over.   Which was a lot for Daniel to take in. This vision overwhelms Daniel and the angel touches him 3 times to wake him up.  The angel strengthens him and assures him that the Lord loves him and wanted to reveal his plan to him. If we pray and the answer does not come when we expect it, it doesn't mean God doesn't care.  It means the answer will come in His time, perhaps not our time.   Don't ever give up! Verses can be found today in Daniel 10: 1-21 and Ephesians 6: 12.   Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

1A
Best Of: Yasmin Khan On Food, The Mediterranean, And The Meaning Of Home

1A

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 28:20


On the Greek island of Lesvos, refugees from the nearby Moria camp gathered in a fish restaurant for lunch. The owners had converted the restaurant to a nonprofit dedicated to feeding refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere. Families sat around tables, laughing, chatting, and playing music. In 2020, Moria burned down leaving 13,000 people unsheltered. Before the fire, the camp was often called a living hell by those stuck in it. But for a few hours a week, refugees could forget their political status. They could get lost in the taste of delicious food and be reminded of home. This is one of many stories Yasmin Khan tells about the power of food in her third cookbook, "Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus." Khan's food writing is more than just recipes. We speak to her about the stakes of a good meal in the moments you feel you have little else.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

The Spiritually Sassy Show
Ep. 67: The Myth of Toxic Positivity- with Sah D'Simone

The Spiritually Sassy Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 37:06


This week, Sah brings you a solocast on toxic positivity, and why it doesn't exist. That's right, honey. Listen up to find out why the term ‘toxic' needs to be removed from your vocabulary and how trauma is becoming a trendy word. When someone tells you to be positive when you are struggling, they're not telling you to disregard what you're going through and your experiences. They're saying ‘I know and trust that you are stronger than your pain.'In this episode, Sah discusses...Why toxic positivity doesn't existSpiritual bypassing and avoidanceBubblegum Instagram spiritualityThe Philosophy of mindfulness and meditationAncestral healing and the interdependence of lifeand more....This podcast was recorded live on Quilt app.https://app.wearequilt.com/sahdsimone*Quilt is currently only available in the U.S. iOS App Store, but we are building an Android version and are going to open up to different countries soon. Sign up to know the moment it is ready!✨✨✨Join Sah for a transformative, immersive SAH Method Spiritual Dance retreat in 2022!Spiritually Sassy: An Immersive 5-Day SAH Method Dance Retreat at Omega Institute in upstate New York, June 19-24: https://bit.ly/3pTHY5tSpiritual Dance: An Immersive 8-Day SAH Method Retreat in Mykonos, Greece, October 8-15: https://travelgems.com/tour-item/spiritual-dance-an-immersive-sah-method-retreat/ ✨✨✨Get more Sah in your life:

Spartan History Podcast
034. The History of Persia with Trevor Culley

Spartan History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 108:26


EPISODE 34 THE HISTORY OF PERSIA WITH TREVOR CULLEYThe Persian empire constituted the greatest threat to Greek independence the individual city-states had yet faced. Indeed, it was a threat of such dire concern that its degree would not be equalled until the Roman conquest of Greece in the 2nd century BCE.As we are now embarking upon a series of episodes to tell the story of the Greco-Persian wars, it is only fitting that we take the time to introduce this eastern antagonist into our narrative. The History of Persia Podcast is hosted by podcaster, Trevor Culley. In common with my own show, Trevor is a real detail orientated individual who knows how to sweat the small stuff to add the richness necessary to any broad retelling of history. We are lucky enough to have his services in this interview episode to bring the Persian story up to the dawn of the 5th century, and the out break of hostilities between  the Greeks and Persians. I hope you all enjoy the chat and take care. https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/https://www.buymeacoffee.com/spartanhistoryhttps://paypal.me/SpartanHistoryhttps://www.spartanhistorypodcast.com/https://www.facebook.com/spartanhistorypodcasthttps://twitter.com/Spartan_History

The Magick Kitchen Podcast
S3E3 - Witchy Misconceptions

The Magick Kitchen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 52:45


Are Wicca and Witchcraft the same thing? Is magick selfish? What rules do witches follow? Elyse & Leandra discuss some of the big misconceptions of witchcraft they've encountered and been asked about over the years, and invite you to send your questions and comments to magickkitchenpodcast@gmail.com for future episode discussions.Leandra's new book, "From the Witch's Shadow", is available now.Episodes Referenced: S1E11: Educating Yourself in Paganism & Witchcraft S2E6: Finding Your Witchy IdentityS2E11: Coven LifeS3E1: Altars & Sacred Spaces at HomeAbout the PodcastLeandra Witchwood is joined by Elyse Welles as they discuss magick, food, herbs, tea, rituals, and more. This is where witches come together to talk about our interests and experiences. The Magick Kitchen Podcast is an extension of The Magick Kitchen Blog created by Leandra Witchwood.Herbalist, Tea Witch, Shadow Witch, Occultist, Blogger & Author, Leandra Witchwood has 25+ years of working knowledge in the craft. Her training began with Ceremonial Magick evolving into a more organic free-form style of Witchcraft. Her work is mainly focused on Magickal Herbalism, Tea Magick, Shadow Work, and Kitchen Witchery. In addition to running her metaphysical store in Downtown York, PA, blog & podcast, Leandra writes books on Witchcraft. Learn more at www.LeandraWitchwood.com  or www.TheMagickKitchen.comElyse Welles is a writer, coach, tour guide, and wanderer with 10 years of experience both in and out of a coven. She offers visual meditations and sacred experiences at spiritual sites around the world on her YouTube channel, Seeking Numina.  She is available for spiritual coaching services, and in-person tours of spiritual sites in Greece. Join her newsletter for exclusive updates on the podcast, articles, downloadables, and discounts on workshops, course & services. Follow her travels on Facebook and Instagram @seekingnumina . Seeking Numina meditations can also be found on your favorite podcasting apps, SoundCloud, and www.seekingnumina.com.Both Leandra and Elyse teach self-paced courses on Leandra's online school, Cerridwen's Grove Collective:Leandra's Courses:Claiming the Shadow - beginner's shadow work for witches.Shadow Work for Beginners - a free introductory courseElyse's Course:Manifesting a Spiritual Life - tools and exercises for balancing your time and energy to live your best life.

Hellenic Melodies
Hellenic Melodies - Episode May 14, 2022

Hellenic Melodies

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022


Playlist: Panos Kiamos - YpervolesAntonis remos - Ego Gennithika XanaKonstantinos Argiros - Paraskevi ProiChristos Mastoris , Pix Lax - Na Me ThimithisNikoforos - PesHelena Paparizou - Gia Pia AgapiNikos Vertis - ZiseIvi Adamou , Giorgos Mazwnakis - Fotia MouKonnie Metaxa - AmanPanos Haritidis , Kostantinos Koufos - H Pio Oraia Stin Ellada

This Cultural Life
Jarvis Cocker

This Cultural Life

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 43:05


Musician and lyricist Jarvis Cocker talks to John Wilson about the most important influences and experiences that shaped his own creativity. He explains how the DIY spirit of punk during his teenage years in Sheffield inspired him to form his band Pulp, and experiment with a distinctive new look forged in that city's jumble sales. Pulp, who went on to become one of the biggest bands to define the Britpop era of the 1990s, made their BBC Radio 1 debut in 1981 on the hugely influential John Peel show, another of Jarvis's choices for this programme. And yet the band didn't find mainstream success until well over a decade later. Pulp was put on hold while Jarvis studied Film at St Martin's Art College in London, an experience which widened his cultural horizons and where he met the girl who came from Greece and 'had a thirst for knowledge', later featured in Pulp's biggest hit Common People. He also fondly recalls his musical hero Scott Walker who, after massive pop success with The Walker Bothers in the 1960s, pursued an idiosyncratic and experimental music career, until his death in 2019. Producer: Edwina Pitman

Quotomania
Quotomania 225: Jack Gilbert

Quotomania

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 1:30


Subscribe to Quotomania on Simplecast or search for Quotomania on your favorite podcast app!On February 18, 1925, Jack Gilbert was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was educated in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, where he later participated in Jack Spicer's famous "Poetry as Magic" Workshop at San Francisco State College in 1957.His first book, Views of Jeopardy (Yale University Press, 1962) won the Yale Younger Poets Series and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Soon after publishing his first book, Gilbert received a Guggenheim Fellowship and subsequently moved abroad, living in England, Denmark, and Greece. During that time, he also toured fifteen countries as a lecturer on American Literature for the U.S. State Department. Nearly twenty years after completing Views of Jeopardy, he published his second book, Monolithos, which won the Stanley Kunitz Prize and the American Poetry Review Prize. The collection takes its title from Greek, meaning "single stone," and refers to the landscape where he lived on the island of Santorini.Gilbert is also the author of Collected Poems (Knopf, 2012); The Dance Most of All(2009); Transgressions: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books 2006); Refusing Heaven(2005); winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Great Fires: Poems 1982-1992 (1996).His other awards and honors include the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Gilbert was the 1999-2000 Grace Hazard Conkling writer-in-residence at Smith College and a visiting professor and writer-in-residence at the University of Tennessee in 2004. Gilbert died on November 13, 2012 in Berkeley, California after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 87.From https://poets.org/poet/jack-gilbert. For more information about Jack Gilbert:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Elizabeth Gilbert about Gilbert, at 10:25: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-155-elizabeth-gilbert“Jack Gilbert, The Art of Poetry No. 91”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5583/the-art-of-poetry-no-91-jack-gilbert“Jack Gilbert”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jack-gilbert“The Danger of Wisdom”: https://www.writersalmanac.org/index.html%3Fp=7505.html

American Conservative University
Assassination by Artillery- George Friedman and Peter Zeihan. Jesse Watters, Voter Fraud Investigations.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 35:43


Assassination by Artillery- George Friedman and Peter Zeihan. Jesse Watters, Voter Fraud Investigations. Russia Should Give Up | George Friedman Podcast Assassinations And Artillery | Peter Zeihan Jesse Watters: The woke are facing a revolt. 2000 Mules Sparks County Sheriff to Initiate 2020 Fraud Investigation: 16 Cases Already Open Note- ACU Recommends this Recap of the Ukraine Conflict- How Ukraine Won the First Phase of the War - Modern Warfare DOCUMENTARY. https://youtu.be/yBZPE9o2gHU   Russia Should Give Up | George Friedman Podcast https://youtu.be/D9ufjw47X6I GEOPOP 81.7K subscribers Listen to full interview here... https://geopoliticalfutures.com/georg... #Russia has been waging war in #Ukraine for a little over two months now. That's not an especially long time. The Korean War lasted for three years, World War II for six. The Arab-Israeli wars, on the other hand, took only a matter a matter of days. A variety of factors contribute to a war's duration. The size of the battlefield is just one. The smaller the battlefield, the fewer soldiers can fit on it and, generally, the shorter the war. In Ukraine, the battlefield is substantial. On that criterion alone, the war there might last for years. As important are the forces arrayed against each other. All three axes of Russia's initial attack – against Odesa, Luhansk and Kyiv – broke because of logistical difficulties. The lines of attack were built largely around infantry with supporting artillery and airstrikes, but the primary strategic principle remained the same. They continued to try to seize cities rather than destroy the Ukrainian army. Thus, about a month after Moscow ruled out Kyiv as a primary target, it has yet to eliminate resistance in the east and south. Part of this has to do with the fact that cities are difficult battlefields. The advantage goes to the defender, who knows the city well and can formulate a strategy around that knowledge. However, the continued problem for Russia is that rather than concentrating its forces on one critical target in order to create optimal circumstances for a victory before moving to another target, it is still driven by its primary mission and vision, much of which is predicated on the assumption that the Ukrainian army is an insignificant force that can be defeated in the course of pursuing its primary strategy: seizing cities. Indeed, the idea of seizing cities as the operational task comes from the Russian goal of conquering all of Ukraine. In pursuit of that goal, there is a logic to defeating the Ukrainian army and occupying cities. But Moscow miscalculated the initial problem. Ukraine is big, and its forces fought from dispersed and tactically mobile positions, the exact kind of defense Russia is ill-suited to fight. The Ukrainians could decline combat where they chose and engage at the time of their choosing. Russia had tons of armor, but armor is not so useful against dispersed infantry or in cities. Russia also gave Ukraine warning of its intentions and staged forces in such a way that Kyiv could prepare its forces for the attack. Ukrainians appear to have dispersed so as to deny Russia a center of gravity to attack. The Ukrainians also accepted limited strategic control over their forces while giving tactical control to local forces. That meant that the Russians were deprived of a primary advantage: the ability to destroy any military concentration or interfere with communication in the field. The Ukrainians did not create vulnerable command centers or a jammable communications network. Infantry teams of various sizes were free to deploy and strike based on tactical opportunity. In other words, forces familiar with the situation were not under the continual control of a central command that was unfamiliar. The Russians could not occupy Ukraine in one blow as they expected. Moscow has since tried to impose a war of attrition. The problem is that this war of attrition costs the Russians as much as the Ukrainians, and in some ways more. The Ukrainians had a second advantage: the United States. The U.S. wanted the Russian invasion to fail. If Ukraine fell, then the Russian army would be face to face with NATO, from Poland to Romania. Russian intentions were always unclear, but assuming the worst case, Russia might follow a successful invasion with another drive westward to recover its pre-1991 position. Washington would then inevitably be drawn into direct conflict with Russia. And the U.S. above all did not want to deploy troops into combat. Circumstances dictated that Ukraine not be defeated and that U.S. troops not be drawn in. The early stages of the invasion showed that denying Russia its victory without U.S. forces was possible. What Ukraine needed was a massive infusion of advanced weapons. Wars change. What had been an effective infantry operation had to be reinforced with anti-tank, anti-air and advanced reconnaissance systems. Confronting the Russian army now is the same infantry that had fought them to a standstill, coupled with advanced weapons and munitions. These need to be managed from a central command, which changes Ukrainian operations but puts Russia at risk in any strategic offensive.   Assassinations And Artillery | Peter Zeihan https://youtu.be/vrluuD-QlYI GEOPOP 81.7K subscribers The Ukraine War, Assassinations, and Artillery by Peter Zeihan on May 6, 2022 The Ukrainian military has enjoyed an outsized amount of success when it comes to successfully finding--and eliminating--a variety of high-value Russian targets. The Ukrainian military did not have a reputation of hitting above their weight before the Russians invaded this past February, nor do we think of them as the kinds of technical wunderkinds to quickly build up indigenous signals and targeting intelligence capabilities. Which means they're probably getting some help. A constellation of various American military and civilian officials have spoken openly about the United States' intelligence sharing relationship with the Ukrainians, either while testifying before the US Congress or directly with the media. They typically frame the intelligence sharing as necessary for helping to keep Ukrainian civilians safe, or giving the government in Kyiv a heads up about Russian intentions. There's little evidence to believe that this represents the full scope of intelligence sharing. Not the least of which is the growing list of Russian generals and military commanders who keep ending up dead. Or the absolutely stunning amount of Russian planes, tanks, armored personnel carriers, rocket launchers and ships (including the flagship of the Black Sea fleet) that the Ukrainians have successfully eliminated. We should give credit where credit is due. The Ukrainian military and volunteers are by all accounts a highly motivated bunch. It is not easy to metabolize new weapons systems, training and tactics--especially against a larger force.   Recommended Recap of the Ukraine Conflict- https://youtu.be/yBZPE9o2gHU How Ukraine Won the First Phase of the War - Modern Warfare DOCUMENTARY Kings and Generals 2.56M subscribers Claim your SPECIAL OFFER for MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/kingsandge.... Start your free trial TODAY so you can watch the documentary called Tony Robinon's VE Day: Minute by Minute and the rest of MagellanTV's history collection: https://www.magellantv.com/explore/hi... Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on Modern Warfare continues with the video on the first phase of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine in 2022, as we talk about the build-up to the new stage of the Russo-Ukrainian War, how Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine continued, and cover events between February 24th and April 7th, as we see how Ukraine managed to win the first phase of the war, and set up the second phase of the war - battle of Donbas. Pacific War Series: https://youtu.be/MEgIHN63ojU?list=PLa... Cold War channel: http://bit.ly/2UHebLI Modern Warfare series: http://bit.ly/2W2SeXF Battle of Khalkhin Gol 1939: https://youtu.be/GGwUlET2tbw Winter War: https://youtu.be/1Uk5bY22RSE Greco-Italian War, Battle of Greece, Battle of Crete: https://youtu.be/_jDBQijICTo Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan - Operation Storm-333: https://youtu.be/bpm5dPIULF0 German Raiders in the Pacific: https://youtu.be/JbiWX9pkWns Battle of Hong Kong 1941: https://youtu.be/TrqlSSA2xUc Italian Raids on Alexandria and Gibraltar: Italian Raids on Alexandria and Gibraltar Battle of Taranto 1940: https://youtu.be/Wdbel62kZl0 Sihang Warehouse 1937 - Chinese Thermopylae: https://youtu.be/IxpG19OTmns Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals or Paypal: http://paypal.me/kingsandgenerals or by joining the youtube membership: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMma... We are grateful to our patrons and sponsors, who made this video possible: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o... The video was made by Leif Sick, while the script was developed by Turgut Gambar (https://youtube.com/c/ThePacificWarCh...). The video was narrated by Officially Devin (https://www.youtube.com/user/Official...) ✔ Merch store ► teespring.com/stores/kingsandgenerals ✔ Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals ✔ Podcast ► http://www.kingsandgenerals.net/podcast/ ✔ PayPal ► http://paypal.me/kingsandgenerals ✔ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/KingsGenerals ✔ Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/KingsGenerals ✔ Instagram ►http://www.instagram.com/Kings_Generals Production Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound: http://www.epidemicsound.com #Documentary #RussianInvasion #RussoUkrainianWar   Watters: The woke are facing a revolt. https://youtu.be/MXwIWpLKlzo 473,644 views May 13, 2022 Fox News 9.47M subscribers 'Jesse Watters Primetime' host says 'people start looking for alternatives' when large companies start fighting the culture wars. #FoxNews #Primetime Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most-watched television news channel for 18 consecutive years. According to a 2020 Brand Keys Consumer Loyalty Engagement Index report, FOX News is the top brand in the country for morning and evening news coverage. A 2019 Suffolk University poll named FOX News as the most trusted source for television news or commentary, while a 2019 Brand Keys Emotion Engagement Analysis survey found that FOX News was the most trusted cable news brand. A 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey also found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, FOX News was the top-cited outlet. Owned by FOX Corporation, FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Watch full episodes of your favorite shows The Five: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... Special Report with Bret Baier: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... Fox News Primetime: https://video.foxnews.com/playlist/on... Tucker Carlson Tonight: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... Hannity: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... The Ingraham Angle: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... Fox News @ Night: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/lon... Follow Fox News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxnews/om/   2000 Mules Sparks County Sheriff to Initiate 2020 Fraud Investigation: 16 Cases Already Open https://youtu.be/gmK3_z_fOpg 106,871 views Facts Matter with Roman Balmakov 771K subscribers

Wiwibloggs: The Eurovision Podcast
Amanda Tenfjord - Die Together (Greece Eurovision 2022) | Interview after second rehearsal

Wiwibloggs: The Eurovision Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 8:22


Oslo, Athens, Turin. Greece's Amanda Tenfjord chats to us about her Eurovision 2022 song "Die Together" after her second rehearsal in Turin.  Interviewer: William - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams Keep up to date with the latest Eurovision 2022 news at wiwibloggs.com.  TikTok Instagram Twitter Facebook

The Greek Current
Tilos: The Aegean island betting on a green future

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 14:01


Today we are heading to a remote island in the Aegean, Tilos. The island has already been producing most of its own electricity through solar and wind, and this week authorities announced that more than 80% of Tilos' trash is now being recycled, with a recycling plant replacing the island's landfill. Derek Gatopoulos, a correspondent for the Associated Press who has been covering news in Greece for more than 25 years, joins me today to explore how Tilos has become a pioneer in green tech and environmentally sustainable initiatives, and a model for other Aegean islands.Read Derek Gatopoulos's latest in-depth report from Tilos: Battery-powered Greek island bets on green futureYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Advocacy groups press Congress to reject Biden weapons sale to TurkeyErdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATOTurkey's leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Expat Empire Podcast
From NYC Chef to Cookbook Writer in Vietnam with Paul Kennedy

Expat Empire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 40:52


In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Paul Kennedy. Paul's expat journey began after vacationing in Greece with friends. This 10-day sailing vacation became the starting point of Paul's travels around the world. Despite not fully grasping the importance of visas when he began his journey, his no-stress beliefs helped him to navigate the otherwise chaotic setbacks that are typical with travel.    Gifted with an innate knack for identifying opportunities when they present themselves, Paul has operated several businesses before transitioning to become an English teacher in Vietnam. His latest project is writing a Vietnamese cookbook, which he hopes will serve to inspire others to travel.   Listen to Paul tell his inspiring story in this episode and find out the real difference between travel and vacation!   LEARN in this episode:   ✔ How to get inspiration on where to travel to next   ✔ How to spot entrepreneurial opportunities, no matter where you go   ✔ The difference in experiences and impact you can have when you change your thinking about traveling and vacationing   FIND Paul at:   ► Website: https://paulbkennedy.com/   ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paul_b_kennedy/ ----- SCHEDULE your free consulting call: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireContact   DOWNLOAD our free Top 10 Tips for Moving Abroad eBook: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireTop10 REVIEW us: https://ratethispodcast.com/expatempire   DONATE to support the show: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireDonation   FOLLOW us on Social Media:   ► Instagram: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireIG   ► Facebook: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireFB   ► LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ExpatEmpireLI  

Ash Said It® Daily
Grecian Gyro Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 6:22


OPA! Grecian Gyro, founded by Nick Koulouris, is celebrating 40 years as the home of “Atlanta's Best Gyro” and as a staple in the Atlanta community this month. With May 24th officially marking Grecian Gyro's 40th anniversary, it's the perfect time to honor the concept's history with throwback pricing, new menu items, community activations, and events throughout the rest of the year at all seven of their metro-Atlanta locations including Dunwoody, Forest Park, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Snellville, Tucker and Midtown. Grecian Gyro's anniversary specials and promotions include: Throwback to 1982 Pricing - On Tuesday, May 24th, patrons will be able to enjoy a classic gyro at the original 1982 price of $2.10. Available for dine-in and in person take-out. (Gyros only and while supplies list) Commemorative Cups - 20-oz Grecian Gyro anniversary stadium cups will be available for $3, including the first drink. Customers who bring their cups back will receive free drink refills for the remainder of 2022. Wrap of the Month - As a tribute to Nick, this month's wrap is his go-to favorite souvlaki wrap with feta cheese. Featuring grilled pita stuffed with marinated and grilled pork tenderloin, onions, tomatoes and topped with his famous Grecian sauce. Available for $8.25 through Saturday, May 28th. Give Back to the Atlanta Community Food Bank - As a thank you to the city that has supported Grecian Gyro over the decades, the restaurant will be selecting various charities throughout the year to give back to. In May, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help our neighbors struggling with hunger this summer and let them know they are not alone. Waterworks Playscape Grand Opening - On Saturday, May 14th, join Grecian Gyro for some food, fun, music, and more at the community grand opening of the Playscape. The Waterworks Greenspace in West Midtown has also been a passion project of the Grecian Gyro family for more than ten years. Nick's son George is one of the founding members of the Friends of Atlanta Waterworks Park. Family Wrap Meal - Feed the family Greek style with this anniversary combo featuring four wraps, a shareable salad and famous potatoes, and plenty of Nick's Grecian sauce and dressing to go around. Available for $40 through Saturday, May 28th. Bingo with Grecian Gyro - Customers can pick up a bingo card at any Grecian Gyro location to play for a chance to win free sides, wraps and a month of free gyros. One card per customer and valid through December 31st. Follow Grecian Gyro on social media for additional anniversary specials, exclusive 40th merchandise giveaways and more happening throughout the year. To learn more about Grecian Gyro, please visit www.greciangyro.com. ABOUT GRECIAN GYRO Grecian Gyro is a family-owned, fast-casual restaurant founded by Nick Koulouris in 1982. With $50 in his pocket, a dream in his heart and his secret sauce recipe locked tightly in his head, Nick opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia, with the goal of delivering the best gyros and Greek food reminiscent of what he grew up enjoying as a young man in Kalamata, Greece. Focusing on family traditions and food, the authentic Greek eatery features classic flavors and modern Mediterranean delights with staples including handcrafted wraps with their homemade Nick's Grecian sauce, potatoes, vegetarian entrees and baklava for dessert. Grecian Gyro has continued to grow with Nick's two sons, George and Pano, expanding upon their father's dream to seven locations including Dunwoody, Forest Park, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Snellville, Tucker, and Midtown with catering available across metro Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.greciangyro.com or follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashsaidit ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio & Google Podcasts. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Beyond the Headlines
Is the Covid-19 pandemic over?

Beyond the Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 24:15


On May 16, the European Union will no longer require people to wear masks on planes. Many countries around the world have already started to relax Covid-19 restrictions. And some, like Greece, New Zealand and Japan, are preparing to drop all rules in time for summer. So is it finally time to get back to normal? At least to the way life was before the pandemic. Or is it time to simply embrace the ‘new normal'? This week on Beyond the Headlines, host Suhail Akram asks experts and health care professionals if the pandemic is truly over.

Tour Stories
Check-In with Σtella

Tour Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 24:56


Σtella is a painter, singer and songwriter from Athens, Greece. Her Sub Pop debut, Up and Away is a lush, vintage pop odyssey that both adheres to traditional Greek sounds and explores current indie textures. In this episode,  Σtella shares how her relationship with music ultimately helped her overcome shyness and why Greek melody has a grounding effect.  We learn how producer Tom Calvert (aka Redinho) and Σtella teamed up and why their common influences made for an effortless working relationship.  Σtella gives us the story behind the cover art and we hear a couple tunes from Up and Away.https://stellawithasigma.com/https://stellawithasigma.bandcamp.com/album/the-breakhttps://www.subpop.com/artists/stellaEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά
News in Greek: Friday 13.5.2022 - Δελτίο Ειδήσεων: Παρασκευή 13.5.2022

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 13:13


The latest news from Australia, Greece, Cyprus and across the world. - Ειδήσεις από την Αυστραλία, την Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και τον υπόλοιπο κόσμο.

The Greek Current
The American far-right and the Orthodox Church

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 15:21


NPR recently highlighted how Orthodox Christian churches in the US are drawing in far-right American converts that show strong strains of nativism and white nationalism, along with a strong admiration for authoritarianism and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz and Dr. Aram Sariksian join Thanos Davelis to look at this phenomenon and explore what the broader implications are not only for Orthodox churches in the US, but also for US democracy. Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz is the postdoctoral fellow for the Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism, and Democracy project in the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. An anthropologist, scholar of American religion, and trained documentary filmmaker, she specializes in social politics, media, race, and Orthodox Christianity. She is the author of Between Heaven and Russia: Religious Conversion and Political Apostasy in Appalachia.Dr. Aram Sarkisian is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the History Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A historian of immigration, religion, and labor, his research focuses on Orthodox Christianity in North America, especially amongst Russian and Slavic communities.Read the in-depth NPR piece we cite here: Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American convertsYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Greece to extend base access deal with US militaryLeftist opposition refuses to back US defense dealΥπερψηφίστηκε η Αμυντική Συμφωνία Ελλάδας – ΗΠΑKey Turkish opposition figure banned from politics after anti-Erdoğan tweetTurkish court upholds key opposition politician's conviction

Tasty Pages: A Podcast From Cooking The Books
Episode 73 - Salad Freak by Jess Damuck

Tasty Pages: A Podcast From Cooking The Books

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 54:37


Hello and welcome to episode 73 of Tasty Pages, a podcast by Cooking The Books! We discuss 'Salad Freak' by Jess Damuck. We discuss Lillet Blanc (cue song 'Killing Me Softly With Quinine') and we have a few more television recommendations (I swear we don't just waste away our days watching the boob tube!) Our dog Olive crashes the show and tries to sneak a sip of Johnny's margarita (bad dog!) Our show question is: What are some of your favorite food-centric episodes from fictional television shows? (We could probably devote and entire episode of our show just to 'Seinfeld' and 'The Office'). Our "Gastro Obscura" feature takes us to Cypress, Greece for a feature on psychedelic, hallucination-inducing fish! Lastly, Johnny shares a couple of salad jokes that are definitely on topic and quite funny (if you believe Johnny). You can purchase this book here. This episode is sponsored by Ash Creek, makers of delicious hazelnuts in Western Oregon. Our listeners can enter the code COOKBOOK at checkout for 10% of their purchase at (https://ashcreekoregon.com). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tastypages/support

Roll With The Punches
Angels In Disguise | Helen Zahos - 347

Roll With The Punches

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 47:34


When the proverbial hits the fan anywhere in the world Helen Zahos is quite possibly going to be there in a heartbeat, halo firmly in place. If you ask me, Helen is an angel in disguise. An Emergency Nurse, Humanitarian, Paramedic and incredibly resilient woman, Helen has volunteered in disaster areas around the world and has cared for some of the world's most vulnerable people. Helen has volunteered in Iraq in IDP Camps, in Nepal after the earthquake and Philippines after the Typhoon, as well as assisting during the Syrian refugee crisis on the border of Greece. We talk about how nothing ever came easy for Helen, how hard she worked to be able to do the work she loves. The ups and downs of the personal sacrifice and emotional investment and how Helen has and continues to manage herself in the middle of it all. Another podcast bestie, you can be sure of that! EPISODE SPONSOR | SCOPE (AUST) LTD Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/scopeaust/ LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/scope-aust/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/scopeaust Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scopeaust/ HELEN ZAHOS Website: www.helenzahos.com TIFFANEE COOK Linktree:  https://linktr.ee/rollwiththepunches/ Website: www.rollwiththepunches.com.au LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/tiffaneecook/ Facebook:  www.facebook.com/rollwiththepunchespodcast/ Instagram:  www.instagram.com/rollwiththepunches_podcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/tiffaneeandco   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Easy Greek Stories - Intermediate Greek Language Level
Easy Greek Stories #12 - Πώς άλλαξε η ζωή του Φάνη μέσα σε 12 ώρες. How Fanis' life changed within 12 hours

Easy Greek Stories - Intermediate Greek Language Level

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 21:27


Listen to a short Greek story, narrated by native Greek teachers at the Omilo School. Improve your listening skills, and learn extra new vocabulary. Every month a new story, taking place in Greece and at an Intermediate language level in Greek. text, video, and podcast link at https://masaresi.com/product/easy-greek-story-podcast-companion-notebook-12/ Easy Greek Stories - #12 - Πώς άλλαξε η ζωή του Φάνη μέσα σε 12 ώρες. How Fanis' life changed within 12 hours In this episode, Myrto reads for you the story about Fanis and Dylan on the island of Milos, and how Fanis' life changed in one day. The story is read first at a slow pace, followed by the same story at a normal speaking pace. The podcast recordings are available on SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Podcast. If you want to learn more, then purchase your notebook(s) that accompanies the Intermediate Podcast Stories. It is available https://masaresi.com/product-category/greek-podcast-notebooks/. That way you can also practice your language skills with the Greek transcription, English translation, vocabulary list, extra exercises to improve your Greek, video link + subtitles. With the notebook, you also receive the audio as an MP3 file, which you can download to your computer, and you can listen to offline. We hope that you will discover new and interesting things about Greece while enjoying listening to those short stories. Produced by Omilo Greek Language and Culture; www.omilo.com (Note: this podcast is not a Greek course and the episodes don't follow a step-by-step grammar or difficulty sequence.) Of course, always welcome to learn Greek with Omilo, in Greece! https://omilo.com/greek-language-courses/

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά
News in Greek: Thursday 12.5.2022 - Δελτίο Ειδήσεων: Πέμπτη 12.5.2022

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 12:42


The latest news from Australia, Greece, Cyprus and across the world. - Ειδήσεις από την Αυστραλία, την Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και τον υπόλοιπο κόσμο.

In Conversation with Lesley Visser

Sports diplomacy is nothing new - back in 776 BC in ancient Greece, there was an "Olympic Truce" to ensure there'd be no battles or conflicts during the games. In the 2800 years since, we've seen all kinds of scenarios where sports and societies mix, often for a greater good. Sarah Talalay, a former sports business journalist in the United States, has been working as a Cultural Affairs Officer in US Embassies around the world. Her position often involves sports diplomacy, which she calls "one of the best ways to demonstrate soft power." Now in her fourth posting overseas, after Chennai, India; Vilnius, Lithuania; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and currently Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sarah has overseen such diverse programs as NBA and NFL watch parties in Vilnius with Lithuanian NBA Hall-of-Famer Sarunas Marciulionis, a baseball clinic with Barry Larkin, and bringing J.R. Reid to Malaysia. She talks candidly about everything young female athletes face in predominantly-Muslim Uzbekistan, about its increasingly progressive government, and the best food she's enjoyed in all her stops. The goal? - for all of us to be strangers no more.

OTwithOliver
George Liyeos- Chairman St. Louis Greek Open

OTwithOliver

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:28


Opa, George A. Liyeos. Chairman of this year's Greek Open. I asked George on, cause I'm not that up to speed on the Greek St. Louis community, and his family as been a vital part of it for decades. We play the vocab game, think Big Fat Greek Wedding, vinegar not Windex, there's a new Greek doc coming out and yes, the Greeks started everything. Any episode with a Lou Potsu mention is a good one. Glad we did this. Apple: https://rb.gy/ixndo0 Web: https://otwitholiver.com/ #stl #greek #greek #stlouis

19 Cats and Counting on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)
19 Cats and Counting Episode 56 The Trap King – Sterling Davis

19 Cats and Counting on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:16


Sterling Davis is known around the world as the Trap King! Sterling left his music career to dedicate his life to feline TNR (trap, neuter, release). He purchased an RV that allows him to travel and trap, while also serving as his home. Sterling changed his entire life to help cats, and that is the kind of human Rita and Linda love! As if he's not busy enough, will even be going to Greece soon to help S.M.A.R.T. (see our last show) tackle the huge population of homeless cats there. In addition to helping cats, Sterling is hoping to serve as an example for all men, and the black community in particular, to encourage them to join in some kitty love! Sterling admits that trapping wild cats can be a tough job, but he thinks "compassion is cool!" and we agree! Join Rita and Linda to hear more about this a-meow-zing man and his mission! We think you will fall in love with him too! EPISODE NOTES: The Trap King – Sterling Davis.

Music Is Funny
New York State Of Mind w/ Anna Manis- episode #48

Music Is Funny

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 52:29


Growing up in New York, moving to Greece and joining an opera conservatory as a 14 year old, hanging out at rock venues as a kid, joining an improv group in NYC, running a theater company, getting mentored by Joe Franklin, how the comedy scene has changed over the years and oh so much more! Check out our chat with the uber talented Anna Manis.•Anna Manis•https://www.annamanis.comInstagram: @theannamanis#annamanis #musicisfunnypodcast #raelynnelsonband

Here, There, and Everywhere: A Beatles Podcast
Ep. 17 - Rob Sheffield (Pt. 1)

Here, There, and Everywhere: A Beatles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 47:16


Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and has been covering music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including 'Love Is A Mix Tape,' 'Talking To Girls About Duran Duran,' 'Turn Around Bright Eyes,' 'On Bowie' and 'Dreaming The Beatles.' Rob & Jack sit down to discuss at length all things Beatles in this very special episode of the "Here, There, and Everywhere" podcast. How did Rob get into the Beatles? What separates the Beatles from other groups? Did the Beatles actually buy their own island from Greece only to return it a couple weeks later?    Check out Rob Sheffield's book 'Dreaming The Beatles'   Follow Rob on Twitter: @robsheff   John Lennon listening to Star Wars sound effects while making Double Fantasy   If you like this episode, be sure to rate it and leave a review! Subscribe to get notifications for each week's podcast. Follow us on Twitter: @BeatlesEarth and check out our website, BeatlesEarth.com, for more information!    

The Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast
Episode 12 - First Semi-Final Qualifiers

The Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 32:27


Presenter Steve Holden gets exclusive reaction chats with all 10 qualifiers from Semi Final 1. He speaks to Amanda from Greece, Systur from Iceland, Monika Liu from Lithuania, MARO from Portugal, S10 from the Netherlands, Roman from Moldova's Zdob și Zdub, Rosa Linn from Armenia, Marius Bear from Switzerland, plus the delegation heads of Norway and Ukraine.Eurovision YouTuber Alesia Michelle and blogger Madlen Tutelian share their thoughts and the qualifiers and non-qualifiers. Also joining Steve is Portugal's Head of Delegation - Carla Bugalho - who was one of the organisers of the Lisbon Contest in 2018. Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Greek Current
The US-Turkey “reset” narrative and the Aegean

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:23


After years of deteriorating relations, it appears there is a new narrative on US-Turkey relations that sees the war in Ukraine as a chance to reset relations and reverse Turkey's tilt towards Russia. What's missing from any discussion of this “reset” narrative, however, is Turkey's escalation of aggressive behavior against Greece and Cyprus. HALC's Executive Director Endy Zemenides joins Thanos Davelis today to break down why a failure by the US to publicly link any “reset” to Turkey ending its destabilizing behavior in the Aegean undermines US policy.Read Endy Zemenides's latest piece in Kathimerini: A false reset You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Greek Inflation Hits Double Digits for First Time in 27 YearsInflation is spiraling out of controlNew US ambassador presents his credentials to the presidentAmbassador Tsunis meets with FM DendiasAmbassador Tsunis meets with Minister Pierrakakis

Hellas Footy Pod
Hellas Footy Podcast S2 Episode 37

Hellas Footy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 56:04


Olympiakos are Champions of Greece after their away win against PAOK. Speaking of PAOK their alarming run of poor results means they could lose 2nd spot on the ladder. In SL2, its advantage Levadiakos as they take a 1-0 lead in the 2 leg playoff After an impressive few season in Holland, is it time Pavlidis moved on? Apart from winning the league or the Cup, what constitutes success in Greece? All that and much more #HellasFootyPod

Fertility Wellness with The Wholesome Fertility Podcast
EP 181 Can Tapping Help Fertility? | Sarah Holland

Fertility Wellness with The Wholesome Fertility Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 39:32


Sarah Holland is the Fertile Mindset Coach and has a unique, effective and empowering approach to fertility support. Working in the world of fertility since 2001, and having experienced fertility challenges herself, she pioneered the use of EFT Tapping specifically for fertility support. With the Fertile Mindset approach to coaching, support and emotional healing she has helped thousands of people negotiate the emotional rollercoaster of fertility conditions. Sarah believes it is possible for anyone's fertility journey to become a much more positive and fulfilling experience, and that by recognizing and supporting the emotional aspects of fertility, the path to parenthood can become more successful in every way including creating a family.   Sarah's coaching clients and Fertile Mindset Sanctuary members frequently tell her that the results they achieve with her support and EFT “feel like magic!”. Sarah has appeared on BBC News and Channel 5 talking about fertility topics, and has spoken on stage at the Fertility Show and My Future Family Show in London, the American Fertility Expo in California, and Fertilitetsmessen in Copenhagen, as well as at numerous online fertility events and podcasts. She is also a proud member of the AlphaZita holistic fertility team, offering integrated fertility support on retreat at the luxury Sani resort in Greece.   Sarah is based in the U.K. and her support is available worldwide via zoom consultations and within her membership, the Fertile Mindset Sanctuary. She is also the host of the popular Fertile Mindset Podcast: https://www.fertilemindset.com/podcast/ Having experienced her own fertility challenges Sarah is now a mum to two boys through both birth and adoption. www.fertilemindset.com Instagram: @fertile_mindset Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FertileMindset/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fertilemindset   For more information about Michelle, visit www.michelleoravitz.com The Wholesome Fertility facebook group is where you can find free resources and support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2149554308396504/ Instagram: @thewholesomelotusfertility Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesomelotus/

Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery
149. MYSTERY: Who Created the Antikythera Device?

Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 23:00


Over 100 years ago, sponge divers discovered a shipwreck near Greece. It would be several more years before anyone understood the implications of one of the items found at the site. Our Tuesday episodes are usually shorter than our Friday episodes, focusing on topics we didn't think we could do a full episode on, and often sent in by you guys! There's bonus content, ad-free episodes, and other perks on our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/witchesmagicmurdermystery Podcast store: https://witches-magic-murder-mystery-podcast-store.myshopify.com Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism https://www.britannica.com/topic/Antikythera-mechanism https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-84310-w https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decoding-antikythera-mechanism-first-computer-180953979/ https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/world/europe/31iht-computer.1.14907195.html https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/12/scientists-move-closer-to-solving-mystery-of-antikythera-mechanism All Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery episodes are a mix of Kara and Megan's personal thoughts and opinions in response to the information that is publicly available at the time of recording, as well as, in some cases, personal accounts provided by listeners. In regard to these self-reported personal accounts, there can be no assurance that the information provided is 100% accurate. If you love the Trash Witch art (see our Patreon or the Podcast store), Tiffini Scherbing of Scherbing Arts created her. Find her art page on Facebook! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram, or find our Facebook group by searching “Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery Podcast Discussion Group.” Email every single weird story you've got to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @meganmakesjokes on TikTok Theme music: Chloe's Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!

Switched on Pop
Will Ukraine win Eurovision 2022?

Switched on Pop

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 29:00


Greece, Spain, UK, Sweden, Italy and Ukraine are the frontrunners in the 2022 Eurovision competition. Switched On Pop analyzes the top six songs as well as some of the more oddball picks. Songs Discussed Amanda Tenfjord - Die Together Chanel - SloMo Britney Spears - Work Bitch Sam Ryder - SPACE MAN Elton John - Rocket Man Cornelia Jakobs - Hold Me Closer Zdob și Zdub - Trenulețul  Citi Zēni - Give The Wolf A Banana Mahmood, BLANCO - Brividi Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez - DÁKITI Kalush Orchestra - Stefania Stephane & 3G - We Don't Wanna Put In Піккардійська Терція - Гей, пливе кача Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bledsoe Show
Maximize Your Environment

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 69:58


00:00.00 Max Shank Welcome back to Monday mornings with max and Mike Today we're going to talk about the easiest way to improve your life and that is your environment your environment includes people. Your environment includes the physical space physical objects. The actual climate or weather and not only can you perfectly adapt to the environment you're in but actually 1 of the easiest ways to change is just to change your environment and that's one of the reasons that joining a community of. Healthy fit people is by far the easiest way to get healthy and fit yourself because I believe in the 5 monkey rule which is that you become most like the 5 people that you spend the most time with so let's talk about. Environment how to adapt to it. How others have adapted to it in the past and how you can also change it completely which is a very amazing talent. Mike thanks for joining me again. 01:07.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, this is this is a fun topic topic because um I was at a talk couple weeks ago at an event and this guy was talking about the 3 things that that drive change and ah, you're. Changing your environment and the people you're around your community is by far the least stressful and the easiest to comebine and can have the you know, easiest long-term effects. The other two is people make change when the first one is when people make change when something. Horrible Happens. There's something traumatic that happens or like they they had a blind spot and then all something you know someone goes into the doctor and they got holy shit you got diabetes or you got cancer. It's like oh fuck and then you realize that your your you know your life is finite and oh I had better make a change. Ah, that one that finding change and creating change from that place. Not a lot of fun. Um, that one's yeah pain pain and suffering. Um and then the other one being the other one you could do is strategic. 02:09.57 Max Shank Um, so that's like pain motivation the motivation of pain hunger pain desire Very synonymous. 02:22.51 mikebledsoe You know someone might go hire a coach and then we create a strategy for maybe do some mindset training or whatever it is on how to get you to change your behavior or your lifestyle just by creating a strategy That's also very difficult. It takes some willpower which we'll say for later time. 02:40.85 Max Shank Well, it takes proportional desire to the activity that they're willing to undertake I think having a more tactical approach that may include hiring a coach and coming up with a more concrete plan is a great way to go about it. Use your rational mind. 02:41.78 mikebledsoe But. 03:00.41 Max Shank I would say that the desire comes from kind of the same place. You feel a lack of health or a lack of community or a lack of confidence or a lack of something and there's some feeling there that makes you go You know what? Not only do I want more but I think it's possible that I could. 03:19.18 mikebledsoe Yeah, and so and changing your environment and your community. It's by far the easiest that's that's 1 reason that I run my coaching business the way I do and I suggest other coaches do the same which is make them community oriented have people going through the process together. 03:20.23 Max Shank Get more. 03:38.23 mikebledsoe Because it does normalize things. You know if you're hanging out with a bunch of people who are running triathlons. That's gonna become a normal thing for you to do if you're playing with hanging out with a bunch of tennis players you be playing tennis if you hang out with a bunch of musicians. You're probably gonna pick up an instrument and. It's going to be almost automatic in a lot of ways. So It's going to be easy. Super super easy. 04:01.14 Max Shank It will be easy I Think that's an important point that I would like to I'd like to stop at the definition station real quick about the word easy because in. 04:14.12 mikebledsoe But here we go again. 04:21.14 Max Shank In practice. Ah easy is something that you that you want to do easy is something that doesn't require a lot of time perhaps but I think difficult and easy are more defined by whether you want to do it or not. I think people find it very easy to do something. They love pretty much all day long so they would be willing to spend a hundred times more effort because it doesn't feel like they have to force themselves to do it because the activity itself is intrinsically enjoyable. And if you join a community that is playful with their goal achieving like there's a lot of playfulness in some entrepreneurs and that is ah maybe a defining characteristic of the ones who do much much better is it's a fun exciting game. That they want to play not not just because they want to purchase a boat in the future but because that game is exciting to them so there's that intrinsic joy in the activity itself that makes something easy. I think I think that's what makes it easy is if you want to do it. 05:34.90 mikebledsoe Absolutely absolutely yeah I think they as humans we tend to adopt the the desires of others when we're in a group or we choose the group based on our desires or at least we can I don't think that's what happens when we're young and growing up and we're. Pretty much forced to hang out with whoever's in our you know whoever our parents decide to put in our geographical you know sphere. But um, you know some of the some of the easiest changes I've ever made was when I moved locations. Um I. 05:59.94 Max Shank Um. 06:12.61 mikebledsoe You know there's so many benefits. Yeah I tell people all the time is if you're gonna if you if you're gonna be moving make a list if you're gonna move. Especially if you're moving to whole new New city. But even if you're moving to a new house or apartment or whatever it is. That's when. 06:13.39 Max Shank It's a big shakeup. It's a big shakeup. 06:29.60 mikebledsoe You can introduce new habits most easily because everything in your life is changing so I'll use up. The big thing is if you're moving to a new city. You're likely gonna be hanging out with a whole new social circle and ah, which means that you could either if you if you're not. Intentional about it. You probably end up hanging out with a lot of the same type of people you were hanging out with and you're gonna end up recreating. You know a similar lifestyle of wherever you were so that saying of no matter where you go or wherever you go, you will be there and so what i. What I've done intentionally is when I've landed it in a new town I know that those people they're not going to be judging me on my history because they don't even know it anyone? um anyone we ever interact with is seeing us for for the entirety of. The time we've known each other like when I when I see you max you know I think what we met probably six seven years ago maybe six years ago I'm thinking um I'm basically thinking of max over that entire period of time and probably the things that I was introduced to you initially are gonna stand out. 07:32.97 Max Shank And. 07:44.50 mikebledsoe The most and so as you can imagine. Yeah, if you if you live if you live with your you know with your family or near your family. Your family are they're gonna treat you like your a little kid because they knew you as a little kid and so that's. 07:44.96 Max Shank Like a first impression. 07:57.80 Max Shank And you'll probably act out that role just the same as you have always been acting out that role. 08:01.92 mikebledsoe Totally totally. So every time I've moved I've had the opportunity to upgrade my identity I can I can then decide I'm gonna be someone who you know the person the next iteration of myself that I want to be and I can. 08:10.77 Max Shank The. 08:20.80 mikebledsoe Consciously choose to present myself to new people in that way and I can be careful about the people I surround myself with who are the people I surround myself with now and it's not same people same type of person that I surround myself with before now. It's not. Dramatically drastic changes. But there are some small changes I've noticed as I've gotten older I've I've shrunk The friend circle quite a bit and gotten more selective because I see you know how influenced how influenced I am by the people. 08:39.53 Max Shank Further. 08:57.19 mikebledsoe I surround myself with so if you want to make a change and you want to you know, moving to a new city that I don't think there's ah, a quicker faster easier way to do it Although that may sound like a big fucking deal to somebody because it is but I think that. 09:07.57 Max Shank Oh. 09:15.44 mikebledsoe Moving to a new city is you know, logistically maybe difficult but from a making change perspective so much easier. 09:22.61 Max Shank Yeah, it definitely will shake things up in a big way. Ah, one of the reasons I like talking to new people is exactly what you were talking about I Love talking to new people because I don't know what I'm going to say. And I try not to be too attached to the way I think about things So I I try to really take a conversation as it comes and what I find really interesting is sometimes I will surprise myself with what I say. To a person that I've never interacted with before and it's it's because it's just a different um Interaction. You know this person has no clue who I am I don't have any clue who they are and I'm only bringing what I think right now I'm not necessarily bringing what I thought. Last year. So I'm excited to see like oh this is a really different way that I'm answering this question than the way I used to answer this Question. So I think every time you meet somebody new at least in my case, it feels. It feels different because I'm in such a state of. 10:26.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, no. 10:38.30 Max Shank Ah, flux. 10:39.13 mikebledsoe Yeah I agree with that. Yeah different people bring different parts of us out and I you know we're talking about the community. The people you surround yourself with but there's a lot of other environmental factors aside from the people we're surrounded by that impact. How we live our lives. Um. 10:57.61 Max Shank Well hold hold on before we go on though. Let's let's hone in on the the people thing because I think you want to understand the difference between thinking there are like good and bad people versus there are complementary people. And there are ah mutually destructive pairings so there are like complementary pairings and there are mutually destructive pairings but I try not to think of it like oh this person is better or I'm better and they're worse I mean you could make that argument certainly that some people are better and worse. 11:35.78 mikebledsoe I Think most will do. 11:35.82 Max Shank And many people do. But I think of it more like yeah and ah, of course we don't really know what their experience was like so it's such a slippery slope because then you got to like what think their parents were bad or their parents' parents were bad. It's like where does the blame. Really end with the goodness and badness of our Fellows. So I Just think about the fact that there is a different interaction happening. You know, like musical notes you get this note and then this other note you play them together and you get. Ah. A certain frequency and then you meet someone slightly different and the whole interaction is completely Different. So I think the way people interact with each other ah really sets the tone for relationships in a. 12:14.43 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 12:28.21 Max Shank In a monumental way so you can be ah playful in Conversation. You can be playful in movement and sport or you know I'm not sure what the opposite of playful is maybe like stiff or like. Hateful Almost I'm not sure I'm not sure what would the opposite of playful would be ah but you know what I'm saying like the interactions with other people are so big in how you evaluate and interpret your life that if they're if they're not playful if they're not loving then. 12:50.57 mikebledsoe I'm trying to think of it. Now. 13:07.75 Max Shank Ah, you you it. It can be a real problem and sometimes carving it out is really uncomfortable thought for people but it's not like the other person's bad and I'm good. It's just like this this pairing doesn't work together. 13:15.87 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 13:22.67 mikebledsoe Yeah, and and those pairings may not work. They may work together for a period of time and then they don't and it doesn't mean Yeah, ah I've definitely experienced that. Um, that with my my ex-wife even that was there was a period of time where that worked great and then there was a period of time. It stopped working. 13:28.20 Max Shank Oh yeah, a lot of stuff works for a while. Um I mean if we're talking about. Love Yeah, if we're talking about love. Ah, if we're talking about love and romance I mean my lord. 13:42.16 mikebledsoe And it served both of us to to walk away. Yeah, what are the antonyms for be sad. 13:47.63 Max Shank Could be sad. 13:54.00 Max Shank Be sad and work Those are good opposites so that's. 13:55.89 mikebledsoe Be sad and work that makes sense. 14:03.84 mikebledsoe Yeah. 14:06.40 Max Shank That's big I think drawing clear boundaries about what kind of interactions you are going to participate in sometimes it is better to just like take your ball and go home play with yourself. 14:14.52 mikebledsoe I like to I like to extrapolate on these types of things and that you know as above so below you know things that are happening at the smallest level are also happening at the largest level and when I look at say a relationship between 2 people. We can ah extrapolate that out to interactions between different cultures. We could say you know 2 different countries. You know you got a culture over here and that has certain values and you have a country over here. It has certain values and these countries may get along really well these two groups of people. 14:37.49 Max Shank Um, so it. 14:51.70 mikebledsoe Me say countries because I think the whole idea is going away but the yeah these two groups of people are either getting along or they have a lot of conflict and I really I think about this a lot and then also what. 14:53.78 Max Shank At groups. 15:08.32 mikebledsoe But I like about looking at culture more and large groups of people was I think it's ah easier to see what has created the way that they are as ah as a culture. So I really like to look at the Eu. The european union is a really good example of this and so. What you have ah is you have a lot of the countries in the north and you have a lot of countries in the south that have all they all said you know what we're gonna try to get along. You know we we haven't tried to kill each other in like you know a few decades. So maybe we should you know. All fall under the same currency and you know give each other a pass on the passport thing and all the things that happens with the european union but what happened in the last decade yeah I think was that the the euro was probably what a decade maybe 2 decades old I forget how long it's been around. 15:49.80 Max Shank Ah. 16:07.86 mikebledsoe I Think it's been around like 20 maybe a little more than 20 years at this point nonetheless. Um, they basically took all these countries and they put them on the same currency and so some countries whose value of their currency was low automatically got propped up really quick. And in some countries whose value is really high got brought down really quick and what you ended up with was it tan be yeah oh yeah, yeah I thought you're talking about the discrepancy but the yeah. 16:28.61 Max Shank Right? It's like a marriage it I mean it's like a union you know, know that that's what I'm saying that too I mean in a. Ah marriage or in a business partnership or a union of countries or big groups. Um, you know there's there's give and take and yeah. 16:54.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, so so I mean what? what ended ones up ends up happening this this really is a interesting study for me and what ends up happening is you have places like Portugal greece who especially Greece I think from what I understand. They went from being like ah you know, not that wealthy of a country to hopping on the euro and then all of a sudden people didn't have to work much anymore because they were instantly more wealthy and so there was a little less work that had to be done which in Greece there. 17:22.13 Max Shank Um. 17:30.80 mikebledsoe They're they're not. They don't work as hard as say the Germans So I think we can look at that's exact. That's what that's what yeah, that's what I'm getting at yeah is when you look at the northern countries in the European Union These countries are very good at planning. 17:34.17 Max Shank Um, pretty different climate also interesting to think about? yeah. 17:48.93 mikebledsoe They're very good at saving. Um and they're there's they're way more strategic in a lot of ways whereas when you look at the southern countries you look at italy you've got portugal. You've got greece all these countries life is good. 24 7 3 65 the necessity to think ahead is just so much lower like why would you? you have you have generations of people that didn't really have to think ahead more than a day or 2 and then yeah. 18:16.68 Max Shank It's in. 18:20.62 Max Shank Yeah, let's go fit. It's fine. Let's go fishing. We'll be all right? It's fine. Let's go fishing. 18:24.91 mikebledsoe And exactly and then you have the swedes who if they don't you know it's It's winter is coming. Yeah, it's it's June and they're doing everything they can do to you know, prepare for something that's months and months away. 18:31.48 Max Shank Winter is coming. 18:41.56 Max Shank Well and you get the opposite side of the spectrum too when you go to the middle of the freaking desert where it circles back to now it's a different type of harshness of climate and you need a different set of wisdom that is still ah forward thinking. 18:51.26 mikebledsoe In here. 18:58.83 mikebledsoe Yeah, collecting water. 19:01.50 Max Shank And I think it's so yeah, it's so fascinating to look at like the Island Lifestyle because that's what we think of when we think of chill vibes. We think of a beach with palm trees and people. 19:17.51 mikebledsoe This shit happens near the equator. 19:18.47 Max Shank Taking it easy that that but not in the middle of the desert very severe there. It's just where there's like a union of sunny weather and water and food and it doesn't require a lot of. 19:25.55 mikebledsoe You're right. 19:36.62 Max Shank Harsh planning. It doesn't require ah an insane amount of ah like shelter ah manufacturing elegance either. You know. 19:44.58 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, and so like but and this really gets my interest a lot because it really highlights how different groups of people can be and how different individuals can be and. You know when people talk about you know, global currencies or they talk about trying to bring everybody under a standard set of rules and I immediately go you I don't if you if you want to do that I don't think you really understand how this shit works because we. If we try to bring everyone on the same standard. We don't need everyone having the same architectural standards in Hawaii as we do in Maine these are different architectural standards. These are different currency standards. There's these are all very very different and the result in the year Eu was Germany had to come in and bail out Greece basically and there was there was a lot of people that had a lot of feelings about who really should belong in the eu and should they should they build these countries out because they really just had a lack of planning so in my opinion. 20:53.60 Max Shank Little little more accurate agreement ahead of time a little more clear operating agreement to go on what if this happens what if this have you know some contingency plans right? And and I think yeah. 20:59.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, but yeah, so this was a number of years ago, but it you know things have yeah I don't think things have gotten that much better. 21:15.29 Max Shank Whenever whenever you're trying to solve something where you think it's really really urgent. You typically don't think forward as many consequences of that band-aid like the quicker you are to slap a solution on you're like okay, everybody drop everything. 21:25.25 mikebledsoe Right. 21:33.14 Max Shank Got a solution and they're like but what about what happens next month we can't we don't have time for that. We just have to do this thing right now and next month comes around. You're like hey that solution ah of eating all of our food and burning all the oil. Ah. Is really fucking us over now we we all agree it seemed like a good idea at the time. 21:58.35 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, but but getting back to is you know? ah your environment where you where you grew up what culturally you know if you had parents to grew up in Russia that you might have an attitude of being a little more um, is it called. 22:07.99 Max Shank Any. 22:17.27 Max Shank Severe austere. Yeah. 22:18.33 mikebledsoe Ah, austere. Yeah, you might have a little more austerity and built into your culture I I have a friend whose family's from the Ukraine and and he moved here when he was about 7 and you know he still has that that you could tell he's still got a little bit like you know we got it. We got to save up for winter type of thing even though we're in Austin Texas. 22:39.80 Max Shank Tote Yeah and some people have that to a much greater degree and some people have that to a lesser degree. Some people. Ah you know don't have any food at home and feel totally fine and some people don't feel safe unless they have a multiple year. Supply of food at home at all times and that's that's a huge spectrum. 22:58.70 mikebledsoe My my girlfriend thinks I have my girlfriend says I have food scarcity issues the ah but the more not and I never thought about it I never thought about it in the context of this conversation because now I'm going. Oh um, I'm extremely. 23:04.40 Max Shank Yeah, um I don't know if she is. 23:17.82 mikebledsoe Fair skin probably from the north where people had to plan for this. She's she's a quarter Nicaraguan half Mexican and has some European Eastern European in her but like she came from where the the water was flowing and the the sun was abundant. 23:19.16 Max Shank Ah. 23:36.43 Max Shank Dude just tell her she has ah equatorial privilege or something like that and see how that goes over you'd be like. Okay, yeah, you guys you guys have a dance festival. We have a farm to tend to. 23:41.00 mikebledsoe Um, I'll bring that up in the next conversation we get in about such topics. 23:51.36 Max Shank And some silos that need stocking you guys enjoy the dance festival. So. 23:54.37 mikebledsoe But ah, but I think a good example of this also is you ever watch game of thrones. So what was what was the attitude of the people from the north and lots of discipline you you do what you say and you say what you're gonna do and. 23:59.66 Max Shank Oh yeah. 24:05.44 Max Shank Um, is about as austere as you get is harsh. 24:14.15 mikebledsoe There is a level of honesty that's necessary because life life was on the line all the time. 24:18.42 Max Shank And then in the south. It's like orgies and you know just free wheeling and dealing kind of lifestyle down there right? and you know there's a lot of I mean it's a story right? But there's. 24:28.62 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, yeah. 24:37.98 Max Shank Ah, guile and lying and backstabbing in all climates. But the austerity of the frozen north versus the temperate tropics is is plain as day in the real world and also in Tv shows. 24:41.40 mikebledsoe Right. 24:51.91 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, you're hang out in Jamaica they're they're so relaxed. Well, that's a thing is like I I from hanging hanging out with people who are from the tropical regions and being living in San Diego for a while taught me how to relax I was like oh I just need to chill the fuck out or um. 24:55.86 Max Shank Oh my god Bahamas is. 25:12.23 mikebledsoe Stressing myself out. There's something to learn from both. 25:15.10 Max Shank I Think it's ah wise to do it animal style which is you're either um, like resting or you're focused. You're just focused on what it is. You're doing So I think it's. 25:27.50 mikebledsoe Um. 25:32.82 Max Shank Really valuable to um work on a project and really devote yourself to something but all of the the feelings of. Your worthiness attached to your suffering ah that like puritanical shit is probably not very wise. So if you can really party ah like Carnival but then plan like a frozen ah farmer in the tundra then ah. I Think you'll probably find pretty good success and also um, a really enjoyable social life and lifestyle. 26:15.34 mikebledsoe Yeah, you get the best of both worlds I mean and it's 2022 so really good to choose that. Even if you live s