The Dolphins are entering the third season of this regime. The first time in a long time where legitimate continuity has seemingly been established. Despite improvement each season, the NFL world continues to insist that the Miami Dolphins will struggle to repeat their success in this upcoming season. In this episode we ask why, looking at recent history as well as the premises surrounding the current expectations for this team. Should we be more hopeful than we are being lead on to be? Join us as we discuss this and more, including an update on the Xavien Howard front, as well as going through the weekly poll question on the PhinsPod YouTube Channel!Let's Dive In and Fins Up!
This week: new MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC from Czarface x MF Doom and Stöner, and an all-star Gang Of Four tribute album. Also: basket cases, getting your wife to stop talking to you, comic books and wrestling promos, backward music opinions, impending doom, coastal elites, influences' influences, not great man, a look you haven't heard, ‘umlaut' doesn't actually have an umlaut, doing it live, lowered expectations, nancy boys, go folk yourself, mixed reviews, avoiding social media, anyway here's the new Wonderwall, dead kills, Nashville: it's not just Cletus music, it's soccer Moses not soccer Jesus for soccer God's sake, spoilers: he did not manage to report in from the road that week, and boy did these sporting takes age well. Next week: new albums from Tigercub, Troy Kingi and a (very) joker from Japanese-Quebecois fusion experience TEKE::TEKE. Recent review albums are in our current album review playlist on Spotify, with earlier stuff in our 2021 review archive, along with our 2021 tripping balls mixtape featuring our favourite tracks from new albums we've reviewed this year. The full list of all the albums we've ever featured on the show and Beeso's playlist for his boys are also available elsewhere on the internet. BALLS and tripping balls are available on their own RSS feeds, as well as being found together on Omny Studio,Spotify and Apple Podcasts (feel free to subscribe, rate and review) - and we welcome your reckons via Twitter, Facebook and email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the Travel News, Southwest and American are short staffed and it's starting to show on the front line, Hawaii is dropping the quarantine for vaccinated travelers and if you were a fan of the TV show Friends, we have a cruise to tell you about, where you can relive those TV memories. Joe Brancatelli, author of the Joe Sent Me web site, is ranting about airlines again. Justifiably so, as fares go up, vouchers expire and the airlines continue to drink at the public trough. Mark explains Joe's concerns, including a new COVID surcharge that didn't stick. Chris Elliott joins us to explain why the much anticipated post-COVID travel bargains didn't materialize, and reminds people the cost of not behaving yourself in the sky could be a lot more than you bargained for. If you are considering a visit to Disneyland anytime soon, you won't want to miss our special segment on Disney's two California theme parks. Tips on what to visit, and how to maneuver post-COVID
This episode is about motivating someone in your sphere of influence. Justifiably you're asking why you should do that? Why should you bother becoming someones mentor? It's about paying it forward. And particularly these dark times can use a few good boys n gals to help others. So buckle up! #selfimprovement #motivation #selflove #selfcare #selfdevelopment #inspiration #success #personaldevelopment #mindset #love #selfhelp #loveyourself #awareness #personalgrowth #mentalhealth #happiness #positivevibes #life #goals #selfconfidence #selfawareness #mindfulness #positivity #growth #growthmindset #selfworth #photooftheday #podcast #happy #followme Web: www.theverybestpodcastintheworld.com / Email email@example.com / Instagram http://instagram.com/bestpodcastintheworld/ / Twitter http://twitter.com/BestPodcastInT1 / Minds https://www.minds.com/theverybestpodcastintheworld/ / Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDtwAguIAQ_g5TQOMtnpkA
T Lo debate/argue about all the latest news from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Are they hypocrites? Whiners? Justifiably pissed off? All of the above? PLUS: New York (Virtual) Fashion Week, why "WandaVision" should stick to its weekly release schedule and our thoughts on heading into Year Two of pandemic cultural coverage.
Yup, he's related (but he got all the talent!) and he's got a new song ! The BEST Valentine’s Day card EVER (IMO), so good that although I have NO Valentine (YET!) I am going to order one for myself! NIPYATA! Dalgona Coffee recipe that went viral thanks to this TikTok-ers post! What, pray tell, you ask IS Dalgona Coffee? I got your back my out of the looper friend and the recipe includes instant coffee! AND NEW MUSIC from someone who I know very well! Can't wait to share on todays #juicewithjudi #leojackdiamant #podcast #judidiamond Here is the link for Leo Jack Diamant: https://www.iheart.com/artist/leo-diamant-33721123/ also on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/leo-diamant/id1457771328or free lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0mk82bdv1ZPhSJzvRfEErQ#music#independent music#leonardo#jack#diamant#musician#composer#websteruniversity
FOOD NETWORK TAKES VIEWERS INTO THE SENSATIONAL AND EDIBLE WORLD OF CANDY LANDInspired by Hasbro’s Iconic Game, Six-Episode Competition Series Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.Cuz, it's the stuff dreams (or mine!) are made of!
Cam, Matt, and Andi discuss: LGBTQ+ Voters, Justifiably, Preferred Biden, But Trump made big gains. | Police Abuse, Arrest LGBTQ+ protestors at stonewall march in NYC. | Football referee comes out as gay after homophobic slur used at one of the games. | Sydney Mardi Gras relocates to sports ground in 2021 to minimize covid. | Shortland street makes TV History with the first gay on screen wedding. Music: American Idiot - Green Day Don't Lie to Me - Barbra Streisand All-American Boy - Steve Grand Americanos - Holly Johnson Dear Mr President - Pink American - RuPaul
Justifiably or not, vegans have often been accused of being pushy, overly zealous or simply assholes. Vegans may tend to be very passionate about what they stand for, but the phrase “friendly vegan” is hardly an oxymoron. In fact, there is good cause to look at it as something that we all should strive for if we want to effectively spread the message of vegan living. Return guests, Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn share some of their work in this space with Jason Wrobel and Toni Lauritsen. Through The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, these two rockstar vegan ladies are bringing vegans and omnivores alike through a shared message and a shared passion for good food. After all, good food is good food, right? Wouldn’t it be a much better to make it a rallying point for vegan lifestyle rather than have this constant urge to shame those who are not yet up for it?Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram
Greg Audino answers a listener's question about how to give oneself more credit, particularly as a single mother. Episode 143: Beating the Negativity Bias - Thoughts on How to Justifiably Give Yourself Credit as a Single Mom --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-living-advice/support
BLM Riots After Cop Shoots Knife Wielding Man Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster PA – Dom B Podcast 224 BLM riots erupted after a knife wielding man, Ricardo Munoz, was shot and killed. The knife wielding man, Ricardo Munoz, ran towards a cop responding to a domestic disturbance call in an attempt to stab the cop. The Cop responded with lethal force JUSTIFIABLY in my opinion. The knife wielding man was Ricardo Munoz. This happened in Lancaster PA over the weekend. BLM found out that a cop shot a person if color and rather than wait for the facts to come out they ran on emotions and began their riots in Lancaster PA. The knife wielding man aka Ricardo Munoz was charged for allegedly stabbing 4 people in the past. Was the cop justified in shooting Ricardo Munoz? Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/dombpodcast PayPal Donations - https://www.paypal.me/DomBPodcast Cash App - $DomBPod Venmo - @Dom-B85 Dom B Instagram - @domb85 Dom B Facebook (Business) - https://www.facebook.com/dombpodcast Dom B Twitter - @dombpodcast Parler - https://parler.com/profile/DomB/posts Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Dom B YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KVo6FU6GFxSL2leQLT6dA SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE - https://rdbl.co/2Oj2zKT iTunes - https://apple.co/2og1Nnk Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2wwGxgS Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/DomBPodcast/ Facebook Group Conservative War Hut - https://www.facebook.com/groups/270974964192315 #RicardoMunoz #LancasterPA #LancasterRiots BLM Riots After Cop Shoots Knife Wielding Man Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster PA – Dom B Podcast 224 BLM Riots After Cop Shoots Knife Wielding Man Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster PA – Dom B Podcast 224 BLM Riots After Cop Shoots Knife Wielding Man Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster PA – Dom B Podcast 224
Judi Diamond held open auditions while Billy Greenwood was on Vacation, just in case he did not return. AND, Judi said it was "Payback time" since Billy Greenwood had his wife, Melissa fill in while Judi was on her week off! Enjoy Judi's favorites!
With a bit of creative spell work, and a hefty pinch of luck, our adventurers have somehow survived their encounter with a significant baddie. Justifiably, the party is taking some time to bask in the glory and pat themselves on the back. Their celebration is quickly squashed however by the mindflayer Lililith, their apparent patron, who informs them that much worse is coming their way. Lililith begins to connect a series of dots for our adventurers. Seemingly unrelated events they've experienced may all be part of a much larger picture. And that trail of connections is about to lead them to a very important mission. One that takes place on a totally different plane of existence! Are you enjoying the show? Please help us grow and tell someone about it! All episodes are available at http://www.intelligencecheck.com/Join the party members, listeners, and an amazing community of podcast creators and fans on the CastJunkie Discord https://discord.gg/XQSbM5g . Reddit www.reddit.com/r/IntelligenceCheck/, and Facebook www.facebook.com/intelligencecheck . Email us at email@example.comHep support the show on Patreon and get access to exclusive bonus content! More details at https://www.patreon.com/IntelligenceCheck . Merchandise is available at tee.pub/lic/18PfY6FQeuc Theme song by Jet 'n' JobyLogo designed by Ed Rempfer
Checking In with Amy Camie, Harpist. If you are feeling the uncertainty and stress of COVID19 you're not alone! #Mentalhealth is a concern for many. That's why Amy is offering free downloads of “The Magic Mirror” music during #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. Music that has been proven again and again in its' healing properties and all you have to do is LISTEN! "Magic Mirror" has helped countless with everything from depression and anxiety to addiction and those (like me) with acute insomnia! I am lucky to call Amy a friend, and even more blessed to be able to share her gift of music to you for FREE! Thanks for checking in! Get your free download at the link here: https://bit.ly/36eldy6AND as you heard in the podcast, you can access Amy's self care courses free as well at this link: https://www.amycamie.com/conscious-self-care.htmlIt's free$0 (FREE) or offer whatever you'd like to give, if you have any extra to donate, this goes back to making more music to heal. Then you'll be able to download the music onto your device.
She Communicates with those from "Beyond" but don't call her a Psychic! Judi "Checks In" with Julia Marie, Certified Medium, Intuitive, Teacher & so much more with 30+ years experience and a SURPRISE "visit" comes to give Judi a message from beyond! WOW! Judi had a reading that was so accurate that she HAD to have her on a podcast episode. Here's her link for info: https://www.mediumjuliamarie.com/
Time. We have plenty of it right now, and many people are spending theirs feeling afraid, frustrated, angry, and worried. Justifiably so, but it doesn't feel very good, and we do have the option to think about whatever we want. Dreaming, for instance, or planning for what you would do if you could do anything in the world. Daydreaming, in other words, and it's a very healthy and positive escape from the day to day challenge of quarantine. You might discover a forgotten passion, or you might realize that your dream is not so impossible after all and you start making plans for the life you always wanted. . You have the time. Visit GoodladUnscripted.comWatch GoodladUnscripted on YoutubeFollow on InstagramFollow on TwitterJoin the discussion on our Facebook Group Subscribe on iTunesSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on BreakerSubscribe on OvercastSubscribe on Pocket CastsSubscribe on Radio Public
Thanks for listening to "Checking In" on this podcast episode, When You become the parent! Yup, it happens right? I'm checking in with my parents especially wondering what my dad has been doing with my Amazon account! I'd love for you to be a part of my "check-in's", so DM me on my facebook page and let's Check In! Judi Diamond on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judi.diamond/
Welcome to Episode 41 of Nooks and Crannies! Zombie Movies: Racialized Others and Why they justifiably want to Eat our Brains! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: (Originally Recorded at the end of Feb; we somehow did not mention the “Corona Virus” in relation to Zombies, speaks to how quickly things changed eh? Glad we did not make these comparisons actually…) Be well friends, hope we can provide a nice break from reality with this bad boi! Chris from Playcomics Podcast joins Paul our Movie Savant and Matty the co host to continue talking all about Zombies in movies! If you have not already or forget because it has been ages, feel free to give the Context (history) Episode a Listen: https://nooksandcrannies.podbean.com/e/minisode-historical-analysis-of-why-matty-is-so-afraid-of-zombies-with-chris-and-paul/ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We kick things off with a deepish dive on Bella Lugosi’s White Zombie (no not Rob Zombie!) a film from 1932 that sort of but not really defined the whole genre. This film defiantly reinforced the racialized tropes associated with Zombies (i.e. The Primative Dangerous Other, whom need to be contained and controlled) as does gendered tropes (women need saving), while at the same time being a masterpiece from Lugosi, the grandpappy of Horror…1/5 Stars Next up is the 50’s Atomic Aged Zombies, especially the strip: Corpses, Coast to Coast! (http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/01/corpses-coast-to-coast.html) – Ya, I screwed up the title in the recording! A atomic aged comic that was pre “code” era, which means its pretty gory and great. It also is a pure embodiment of the political and international relational fears and anxieties of the dawn of the Cold War. We finish up this portion with the justifiably famous and groundbreaking: Night of the Living Dead (date). This is a surprisingly political movie, as are most Zombie films, but it was fascinating to see the emphasis put on Civil Rights Era racial politics, including the famous final scene..Linked right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpPyXhRoBgo And end this round on a discussion of the sequel: Dawn of the Dead (date): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077402/ Next Up: I think Musical Marinades! Yum! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Vox Article this is Based on: How the zombie represents America’s deepest fears: A sociopolitical history of zombies, from Haiti to The Walking Dead By Zachary Crockett and Javier Zarracina Oct 31, 2016 https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/31/13440402/zombie-political-history White Zombie (1932): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023694/ Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOzgz1Ddmz8 Zombies! Coast to Coast: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/01/corpses-coast-to-coast.html Night of the Living Dead (1968), George A. Romero Dawn of the Dead (1978), George A. Romero Resident Evil Main Title Theme – Marilyn Manson ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Chris’ Links: Playcomics Podcast: https://playcomics.com/ Ninja Turtle (all of Chris’ Stuff): https://ninjapenguinpods.com/ Fantasy Baseball Project (all time teams): https://ninjapenguinpods.com/fakeleaguebaseball/ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: N&C Links All The Episodes Our Social Links in One Place Drop us a line: Nooksandcranniespod@gmail.com Tweet a little Tweet at Us: https://twitter.com/NooksCrannie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nooksandcranniespodcast Ponder Evan’s Blurry Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/nooks_and_crannies_pod/ Find Nooks and Crannies on Spotify Follow, Rate and Review on Podchaser (please!) Graphics by Donna Hume ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Theme Music Attribution: Cullah - "Neurosis of the Liver" on "Cullah The Wild" https://www.cullah.com/discography/cullah-the-wild/neurosis-of-the-liver Under license (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
In celebration of #InternationalDayofGirls the conversation is with Marian from Marian Middle School a unique private school just for girls in St. Louis Missouri. It is such an amazing thing they are doing, and something that needs to be duplicated in cities and towns ALL over the U.S. and the World! Minutes of Mindfulness and Good People Doing Great Things is the necessity to bring our world together as one! https://marianmiddleschool.org/
After becoming the first woman to ever hold the title of Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production at a major movie studio, Amy decided to leave that world behind and start working with Nancy. Together they founded The Passionistas Project to share the stories of strong and empowered women who are following their passions to inspire others to do the same. Read more about The Passionistas Project. Sign up for the mailing list to learn more about The Passionistas Project Pack — a quarterly subscription box launching this fall. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Passionistas: Hi and welcome to the Passionistas Project Podcast. I'm Nancy Harrington and today I'm interviewing my business partner, sister, inspiration and best friend Amy. Amy left home right after college to follow her passion in Hollywood. She quickly rose through the ranks to become the first women to ever hold the title of Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production at a major movie studio. After years in the film world she left all that behind to join forces with me to create the Passionistas Project where we share the stories of strong and empowered women who are following their passions through our podcast and our upcoming subscription box. So please welcome to the show my very special guest, Amy Harrington. What are you most passionate about? Amy: I'm most passionate about fulfilling my sense of curiosity and trying to learn something new every day. When I had my first job on the TV show Matlock, my boss at the time, John McClain told me as long as I learned something new every day, I feel like I had a good day and I've always carried that with me. Passionistas: So how does that translate into what you do for a living and with the Passionistas Project specifically? Amy: Well, when we started working for the Television Academy, 10 years ago at this point, and started to do interviews with people, I realized that that's what I love to do more than anything else. And it really fed into that sense of curiosity that I have because I love to talk to people about what they like to do and what their experiences have been. And I love, in the middle of an interview, when someone says something that triggers a question in my head that we hadn't prepared before. So for me, being able to do that with the Passionistas Project and to use that skill and to focus that passion on women who are following their passions and are really empowering and really inspiring, just brings that all together for me. Passionistas: So, let's talk about your background a little. You spent the summer of 1990 in Los Angeles at the Television Academy as an intern. So talk about what you learned from that experience. Amy: The first half of that summer I had been in New York and I worked at MTV and had an internship there. And that really made me even more excited to get into television because it was fun and energetic and everybody was young and it just felt like you could do anything cause you were, everybody was your age. The executive producers were probably late twenties early thirties so I felt like, okay so this feels doable. And then when I came up later in the summer to California for the Television Academy internship, I really felt like, okay, I am getting my foot in the door. I'm meeting other people my age and people who have experience who have been doing this for a really long time. And as long as I work hard and do a good job and prove myself, then the possibilities are endless. This is not just some crazy dream, a kid from the south shore of Massachusetts was having, but that, I could really move to California. I could really work in television and I could make it happen, you know? And if I hadn't had the Academy internship, I don't know that I would have believed that and I wouldn't have met the friends that I made who helped me get my first job when I moved back the summer after I graduated. Passionistas: Talk about what that first job was and what your path was that first few years of your work in Hollywood. Amy: So when I first came back to LA, I had a roommate lined up, Amy Toomin and she brought me back into a circle of friends that we had made the summer before. And one of them, Carolyn Koppel, who is going to be a Passionista soon, worked on a TV show called Matlock. She suggested I interview for the job of post-production assistant, which I at the time had no desire to be. I wanted to be a sitcom writer and TV producer. And I luckily had a professor in college who had told me, don't be so sure of what you want to do when you go out there, you know, keep your options open because you don't know what you actually are gonna like. And so I started working on Matlock and got into post production and one day my boss, at Matlock said to me, if you could be doing anything in Hollywood, what would you actually want to do? And I said, you know, if I could do anything I would probably want to be in what I thought at the time was called special effects and you know, build creatures. And you know, the Star Wars influence from my childhood was, was still very strong. And I thought like, I would really want to do that. And then coincidentally, my second year on Matlock, I was looking for a summer job and I got hired to be the visual effects coordinator on the feature film Coneheads. And that was how I got into the visual effects industry. So from there I went with that boss John Sheeley to Warner Bros. Where we worked on Louis and Clark and then ultimately helped... I was one of four founding members of Warner Bros. Imaging technology, which we called Wabbit. We actually did hands on visual effects for Warner Bros. projects like Batman Forever and The Adventures of Brisco County on TV. And then after I worked at Wabbit for a couple of years, um, the head of post-production at Warner Brothers proper, the studio proper, Mark Solomon hired John Sheeley and I to come over to the studio and actually be production executives basically dealing with visual at Warner Bros. Passionistas: Talk about your years at Warner Bros. And some of your best memories there. Amy: So John, Sheely and I went over to Warner Bros. And ultimately he left the studio and I was promoted to Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, simultaneously. I was the first woman to hold the job of a visual effects executive at a studio. What that meant was with Mark Solomon, who was my boss, we oversaw all of the teams who were doing the visual effects on all of the feature films at Warner Bros. And we oversaw editorial. So that was the editors and music supervisors and post production supervisors. And we basically saw every movie from development through final delivery for the six or seven years that I was in that position at studio. So I worked on movies like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and uh, the Matrix trilogy and Perfect Storm and You've Got Mail. Because we worked in development and because we worked all the way through delivery, we basically touched every movie that came through the studio in the time I was there. So I probably worked on about 200 to 250 movies when all of a sudden done. Obviously some more actively than others, but had at least a hand in seeing a lot of movies through. Passionistas: So in 2004 you and I started working together. So why did you decide to make that leap of faith and do that? Amy: By 2004 I, like I said, I had worked on hundreds of movies in one form or another, and the studio itself had changed significantly. When I started at Warner Bros., It was very old Hollywood. Bob Daly and Terry Semel were still the studio heads. And Lorenzo Di Bonaventura was the head of the creative production. And the film and the filmmakers and the, the movie came first. And by the time 2004 rolled around, the AOL Time Warner merger had happened. Everything was very budget driven. The climate at the studio was very different. And frankly, I remember being in a meeting on the third Harry Potter movie and the creative executive asking me how we were gonna make Harry Potter fly. And we had already made Harry Potter fly into other movies. And I just thought, if they don't understand this by now, am I really gonna spend the rest of my life explaining the same thing to everybody. And there was politics involved. And at the same time you, Nancy, were, you were ready to leave your job. And our friend Lisa Karadjian had an idea for a cable network and it was a great idea. And you and I both had the same time thought, well let's do it. Let's leave the jobs we don't like anymore and do this together. So even though that cable network never came to fruition, it was the stepping stone to moving on. Passionistas: In 2010 we founded Pop Culture Passionistas, and in addition to doing interviews and creating content for our own website, we've worked for a number of clients like the Television Academy and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So what do you think was the most significant work that we did for those clients that led us to the Passionistas Project? Amy: Meeting Karen Herman and starting to do interviews for the Television Academy and what was called the Archive of American Television at the time was the most significant moment in our path. I think of it Pop Culture Passionistas. We had obviously done a lot of interviews before Karen let us do an Archive interview, but they were phone interviews with other bloggers or they were not very high pressure or they were, you know, okay, you can ask a few questions and, and that was it. And then with Karen it became, this is how you sit down with someone for three or four hours and really go deep with questions and really get to know someone. And she just taught us how to do research and she taught us how to structure questions so that there was a flow to the interview. But she also gave us the freedom to ask a question in the middle of an interview if something came up that seemed like it should be followed rather than feeling, you know, tied to every word that was on the page. And I just fell in love with that process. And if we hadn't done the Archive interviews it would never have led to the Passionistas Project because the other interviews we were doing weren't that satisfying to me. They were fun and oh cool, we get to talk to this person and ask a couple of questions. But when you're actually get to sit down with someone and stare them in the eye for three hours and talk about their childhood and talk about those moments that you've seen on TV your whole life that meant so much to you, that was really life changing. Passionistas: We started the Passionistas Project in the advent of the #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement. What was your personal motivation for starting the podcast? Amy: We had wanted to start a podcast for a while. We'd probably been talking about it for a year or so and we were talking about doing a pop culture podcast and we couldn't figure out how to do it differently and make it interesting. And we'd certainly didn't want to do the kind of podcast that was us giving our opinion about pop culture and talking for an hour. You know, we wanted to bring our interview skills into it. So for me, the moment when we, when it came to us to do the Passionistas Project, it just felt 100% like what we had been searching for two years. And for me the idea was just, we were hearing all of these really incredibly important stories from the #MeToo movement about women who had been put in horrible positions and who were being really strong and coming forward and telling stories that absolutely needed to be told and almost everyone we know has experienced in one way or the other. But we also knew in our heart that there were a million stories of women who have had good experiences and have worked really hard and built something or been a part of something that was really positive and so in light of all of the darker stories that were being told, and again, they needed to be, I personally felt like we need to also have a platform or women are showing other women that there's a way to do this. You can do it. You can have a positive experience. You can build your own environment to make a positive experience and that was why I personally wanted to do it. Yes, I had ups and downs at Warner Bros., But I had an incredibly positive experience there. I was the only woman most of the time I was promoted very young. I was given access to everything. I got to work with the greatest directors of the time and the best visual effects people and editors and I was welcomed in to a certain extent, even though I was a woman and I wanted other women to know. It doesn't all have to be the negative side of things. You can follow your passions. Passionistas: What has the podcast meant to you personally? Amy: Now that we're over a year into it? I think the thing that surprised me most about doing it is how connected I feel to the women that we've been interviewing. You know when we do the archive interviews for example, you feel by the end of it, like you have a connection with Julia Louis Dreyfus, but you don't, you know, you're going to see Julia Louis Dreyfus again and she'll say hi cause she's polite but she's not gonna know why she's saying hi to you. I have become used to the fact that I have this intimate experience with someone and then we are strangers. Justifiably. So from that point on. But with the Passionistas Project, I have felt like there's a connection with these women and even if they're not people we're staying in touch with every day or you know, some we seem more than others. I feel like we've got a bond and there's a connection that is really special. And every single woman that we have interviewed has talked about their desire to help other women. And not to bring everything back to Warner Bros. but when I was there, I was the only woman most of the time, or maybe one other woman in a meeting, you know, studio executives. And it was never a real sense of camaraderie with the women. You know, I had my team of women that worked with me and my department and we were close, but the other women in the studio, we were nice to each other, but we didn't bond really. And everyone out to drinks with any of them. I'm finding with the Passionistas Project that women, I think especially in light of the #MeToo movement, women are looking out for each other. Women are trying to figure out how they can help each other and are trying to move each other's agendas forward in a way that I have never experienced before. I don't think it's unique to what we're doing, but I'm experiencing it first hand in a way I don't think I would be if we weren't doing the podcast. And so that's a selfish answer, but my hope and, and I think what we've already showing that we want to and can do is taking that and connecting people. Oh, you know, we interviewed a woman who has a farm. We interviewed a woman that has a mill, let's introduce them so that maybe they can help each other in some way. Passionistas: What have you learned about yourself from interviewing these women? Amy: I think I've learned that even though I consider myself shy and an introvert, that whether it's because of the project itself or just where I'm at in my life, I am way more determined to step out of my comfort zone and talk to people and open up more about myself than I might have before. Because again, I think the women that we're meeting have made me feel comfortable that flaws are okay in the midst of the positive stuff. And so I feel embraced by them. And so it's letting me, I think because I'm being more open, I'm getting more openness back from them. Passionistas: I'm Nancy Harrington and you're listening to The Passionistas Project Podcast and my interview with my business partner, sister and best friend Nancy Harrington. Join our growing community of women supporting other women who are in pursuit of their passions on The Passionistas Project Facebook Group. And go to ThePassionistasProject.com to sign up for our mailing list and get 10% off our upcoming subscription box. Now here's more of my interview with Amy. Do you ever feel unmotivated and what do you do to get past that feeling? Amy: I don't feel unmotivated very often. I usually wake up feeling behind in what I wanted to get done for the day, so it's rare that I wake up and go, I don't want to work today. Especially because I love what we're doing so much that it's not like some jobs I've had in the past or it's like, ah, I don't want to. But when I do feel unmotivated, honestly, I just figure out like, okay, but what can I do right now? That's not the least favorite thing that I have to do and if I can get that done, then that'll probably lead me to something else and I try and get the things I want you to do least out of the way first so that I have the carrot of something that I really want to do dangling out there. So it's like, okay, if I get through this, then I will be able to do the thing that I really want to do. Passionistas: Is there one lesson that you've learned on your journey so far that really sticks with you? Amy: I think the thing that I've learned that sticks with me is that I can do anything I set my mind to. And I don't mean that in like a cocky way. I just mean every job I've ever been given or every job I've ever chosen to pursue on my own. I have never known how to do it. When I started to do it, I've never been given a job that was like, oh, we see that you have 10 years of experience in this particular thing, so we want to hire you. It's always been like, well I know you can do this, but now we need someone that can do this and we're going to give you the job. I remember when I Mark Solomon decided to make me Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production at the same time at Warner Bros. He had already asked me to do the visual effects job and then he said, will you do the post production job too? And I said to him, I don't know how to do that. You realize that you're offering me this very like important position that I don't know how to do. And he said, yeah, but I know that you'll figure it out. I know you can do it. And I've been very lucky that a lot of people have thought that of me and it used to be that I didn't necessarily understand why or believed them when they would give me those jobs and now I feel like, okay, I can't, I can do, I can figure anything out, I can Google it. And I think that feeds, this feeds back into my original answer. What I'm most passionate about is like I want to learn new things all the time. So the more opportunities I get to do things I don't know how to do, that's what keeps me interested in working and living. So I feel like I'm finally at a point where I'm more confident in myself that I can take on anything than anybody throws at me. Passionistas: What's been your biggest professional challenge and how have you overcome it? Amy: I think my biggest professional challenge has been confidence in myself. I think when I was at Warner Bros., I was so young to have the job that I had that everybody else believed everything I was saying and I was right about what I was saying. Or I would bring in the right person to answer a question if I didn't know how to answer it. But I think the whole time I felt like they're going to figure out that I don't really. I don't think they should have given me this job even though I was doing a great job. So I think my biggest challenge has always been trusting myself and believing in myself and having the confidence that I belong at the table and that I'm good at what I do when I set my mind to it. So I've learned over the years to have more faith and, and the job at Warner Bros. I think was what taught me that. Like that feeling lasted for a little while and then it was like, oh wait, I have everybody sitting in this room. I actually am the one that knows what the answer to this question is. Once I get over that feeling of being a fraud and realizing I belonged there and that I had earned it since then, I've felt pretty confident and like, especially when the chips are down and I feel like I can really kick in if there's a crisis and take charge of the situation. So, but that was, that was probably my biggest challenge along the way. Passionistas: What's the most rewarding part of your career? Amy Harrington: Where I'm at right now is the most rewarding part of my career because I'm following my passions, I'm doing it with my best friend and I feel like what we are creating with the Passionistas Project is really important and there's so many elements to it that we haven't even started to explore that are going to give a platform for women and a voice to women and build a community. And so for me, getting to do this every day is so rewarding and I just want to throw all of my energy into it. Passionistas: Looking back on your journey so far, is there one decision that you think was the most courageous that changed your trajectory? Amy: Leaving Warner Bros. Was the most courageous thing because I thought I was going to work there my entire life. I thought, I thought I'd worked there till I was 65 and I would retire and I was making a very good salary. I had a very comfortable life. It was my entire life. During that period, I didn't really have much of a social life because I was so focused on what I was doing. I was the quintessential career girl. So the decision to actually leave all of that, especially because we were working on a cable network, but it wasn't a paid job and it wasn't okay, I'm going from this steady position to another steady situation. It was, I'm basically taking early retirement and figuring out what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. It was very scary, but it was the best thing I ever did. Passionistas: When you were a girl, what lessons did your mother teach you about women's roles in society? Amy: Our mother was the greatest mother anybody could ever have. She was incredibly loving. She gave up everything she may have wanted for herself, for her husband and her children. She had studied to be an art teacher, but after she got married, she stopped doing that and she just raised a family, which was a very important job and she was, again, she was the best mother ever. But I remember throughout my life asking her like, will you draw something for me? You are an art teacher. You clearly loved art. You must have loved to draw, which she said she did, but our father was such a good artist that she would not draw because she said he was such a good artist. She didn't want to. Knowing my dad, I believe she didn't want to draw because I think she was probably a really good artist and she didn't want to steal any thunder from him, which was her way and made her as lovely as she was. But it also was an example to me that that's really not the way to live your life. By the time I got to high school, my sisters and brother were older. And I didn't date much in high school. I rarely had a steady boyfriend, but I would say to her, you know, I wish I had a boyfriend. She would say, don't worry about that, you know, don't focus on that. She basically would say to me, follow my dreams and that will come when it's supposed to come. If it comes, you'll be happy. And if it doesn't come, you're still going to be fine. But the most important thing is what do you wanna do and go out and do it. And I think if she had lived in a different time, she would have been an archeologist or she would have been an art teacher or some kind of teacher and she would have done something that she wanted to do. Because she was such a curious person. And I definitely got my sense of curiosity from her. So I know when she saw me come out here and do what I wanted to do and was around long enough to see me do well at it, that she got to live vicariously through me in a way. Passionistas: What about professional mentors along the way? Amy: In terms of what we're doing now and the Passionistas Project, without a doubt, Karen Herman was the biggest mentor that I could have had. She, again, we had some experience doing interviews, but I will never forget the day that she came to us and said, do you want to do an Archive interview and let us interview Melissa Gilbert, who was like the actress I was compared to constantly as a child because I had long hair. And Karen had no idea of that. And really taught us how to do what we're doing and again made it really fun and gave us opportunities like interviewing Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander. And the crown jewel of it all — Laverne and Shirley — partly because I know she trusted us that we would do a good job, but also partly because she knew it meant something to us. She knew that we would have fun doing it together without Karen. I don't know where we would be right now. Passionistas: Who are your favorite cultural heroines? Amy: All my cultural heroines growing up were TV characters. So I would have to say Laverne DeFazio, certainly Mary Richards, not Mary Tyler Moore because she was the go getter career girl working in television. Rhoda because she was the sassy neighbor who said what was on her mind, always made fun of herself so no one else could first. Those strong female TV characters that had a sense of humor and a little bit of an edge and were really super independent. Passionistas: What's your secret to a rewarding life? Amy: My secret to rewarding life is having balance, which I never used to have. So it's getting to do what I want to do for a living with the people I want to do it with and having a really nice home and boyfriend to go home to. And knowing that I can have both of those things even though it's not always easy to balance them. Knowing that I don't have to pick one or the other. Passionistas: Is there a mantra that you live by? Amy: I would say there are two. One comes from one of my favorite movies of all time. The Sound of Music, which is "Mother Superior always says, ‘When the Lord closes a door somewhere, he opens a window.'" And I do believe that as hard as it can be sometimes and you don't think that it's a good thing. Sometimes the universe pushes you, actually pushes you out the door. And slams it behind you so you can't go back in and you gotta climb back into something else or a window. That's that a huge mantra in my life. And the other is something our mother always used to say, which is "everything happens for a reason." And again, you may not always know what that is at that moment, but it always ends up being true. Passionistas: What's your proudest career achievement? Amy: Well, I think I have two, because I feel like I have two, I feel like I have two parts of my career. The first part, which is the Warner Bros. part, I would say I'm proudest of being a woman that accomplished so much, so young and worked so hard to play on that level and to get to work on movies like the first Harry Potter, and A Little Princess and to work with directors like Alfonso Cuaron and Tim Burton and Nora Ephron. To me, I get to, I get to work at these the studio that was at the top of its game and it pushed me to be the best I could be. So for that part of my career, that's my proudest achievement. But now, and forever, I think my proudest achievement is going to be what we're doing right now. I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg of what we're going to build and with the plans that we have to expand it into different areas. I think we are creating something that's going to last forever and be our legacy and carry on after we're gone. And I think it's to help women tell their stories that might not otherwise be heard and to hopefully inspire other women to do the same thing, which is just to follow their passion, whatever that is. I just think being able to do that is a true blessing and I already am proud of it, but I think I'm only gonna become more and more proud of it as we go on. Passionistas:What's your definition of success? Amy: For me, success is just following your passion and being able to sustain the lifestyle that you want to sustain. You don't need to be a gazillionaire. You need to be able to pay your bills and you need to decide what that comfort level is for you in terms of what your finances need to be. But if you're making money, doing something that you love, then you really, really lucky in this life. Passionistas:What does it mean to you to be a female entrepreneur in 2019? Amy: I feel like it's a good time to be a female entrepreneur and I feel like it's an important time for a woman to be an entrepreneur because on the tail of the #MeToo movement, it feels like doors are opening for women. And women are being more supportive of each other. But I think it could very easily slide back in the other direction and just be a moment. So I think it's really important that at this point in time we all do what we can to help each other be as successful as possible so that we build as strong a foundation as possible for women to build upon in the future. So I think what we are, I know what we're trying to do is help spread the word, you know, we're gonna have a subscription box. We're going to help get the product out there. You know, we're going to have an, we have an online community where we're inviting women to help each other. And I think now is a critical time for there to be as many female entrepreneurs in the game and supporting each other as possible. Passionistas: Thanks for listening to The Passionistas Project Podcast and my interview with my business partners, sister and best friend Amy Harrington. Join our growing community of women supporting other women who are in pursuit of their passions on The Passionistas Project Facebook Group. And go to ThePassionistasProject.com to sign up for our mailing list and get 10% off our upcoming subscription box. While you're there, check out the gallery of our childhood photos as ThePassionistasProject.com/blog. And be sure to subscribe to The Passionistas Project Podcast so you don't miss any of our upcoming inspiring guests.
For You Safety and Comfort, Please Keep Arms, Legs and Tentacles Inside the Car At All Times by Michelle Ann King. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Michelle Ann King. #god #humor #tentacles #Lovecraft #unicorns #fantasy "I found God ... While I was doing that house clearance in Balham. ...remember my Great Aunt Doris, the one with all the tea cosies? Try to imagine a cross between her, that security guard who arrested us for shoplifting eyebrow pencils out of Superdrug when we were kids, and the Grand Canyon." Kate dutifully tried to imagine this. She failed. "And so it turns out that after creating our spacetime continuum, It went to have a bit of a lie down. Justifiably, I think; I always need a bit of a nap after any DIY myself..." Michelle Ann King is a speculative fiction writer from Essex, England. Her work has appeared in over ninety different venues, including Interzone, Strange Horizons, and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. She has published two collections of short stories in ebook and paperback from Amazon and other online retailers, and is currently at work on her third. Visit www.transientcactus.co.uk for details. Follow her on Twitter @MichelleAnnKing. Please help support The Overcast. Become a Patron Today! Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher so you never miss an episode. While you're there, please take a moment to leave a review!
Alien abduction vs. craft in the sky. Will the two camps within the UFO field ever come together? When Mike Clelland heard a voice telling him that he was an experiencer of alien abduction and that his contact experiences were linked to the owls he was serendipitously seeing everywhere, he nearly had a nervous breakdown! Justifiably […] The post Mike Clelland – Owls, Alien Abduction and the Ufology “Rift!” appeared first on Higher Journeys.
When you hear the name "Cedric The Entertainer", you immediately may think of an original "King of Comedy" (Spike Lee Movie, it's great and you should see it if you haven't!). You may think of Def Comedy Jam, or the Lemur Maurice from Madagasgar, or maybe you've been lucky enough to have seen one of his hilarious stand-up routines. Even if you've never seen Cedric, I say the name "Cedric The Entertainer", and for some reason, you've heard of him! That may be due to the fact that Cedric has literally done just about everything a comedian/actor can in a career. However, there is a side of Cedric that many may not know of, and I was honored to interview he and his sister Sharita in the iHeart studios to learn about the big-hearted Cedric and how he quietly has been giving back in a beautiful way. Take a listen and be surprised by this talented and philanthropic Cedric!
Very few abandoned buildings can evoke anxiety, fear, and outright horror that accompanies the simple mention of their name. An insane asylum is one of those places. From campfire stories, TV shows, horror movies, and spine-chilling novels, asylums hold an especially terrifying place in our psyches and tend to invoke our most primal fears. Justifiably so–the stories told about these historic halls of horror weren’t just pulled out of thin air or dreamt up by the twisted minds of storytellers. The true history of our world’s insane asylums may be just as terrifying as the darkest recesses of our imaginations would have us believe. Music from goo.gl/9eQ5r1
Binge on Minutes of Mindfulness, simple bite-size minutes of Yoga and other tools to help understand what all this "Mindfulness" is about, and how much it has helped so many people. Barb Berson is this binge series with what I call "Ear Yoga". No. Your ears are not doing downward dogs! your ears will be able to hear simple things you can do to make life a bit easier and perhaps gain a bit of being "present" mindfulness! I learn as you learn! - Judi
Part II of our chat with Singer/Songwriter/Musician Aubry Rodriguez who is performing this weekend at a very prestigious event! CMAfest at the Next Generations show on June 7 at The Nashville Palace! A show full of so much talent honoring the songs of their parents & grandparents!! Aubry Rodriguez is the daughter of Country Music Legend Johnny Rodriguez, and for the first time, she will have the honor of performing on her own !
Gen X meets A Mindful Millennial and surprise! They have oddly similar mindsets that may surprise you, or maybe you knew this. :) Meet Aubry. A Talented Singer/Songwriter with a very humble sweetness. She is a college student at the prestigious Belmont Campus in Nashville, and she is also the offspring of a famous musician. This episode is part I into the mindset of a very educated and passionate 21 year old who wants to make a real difference in our society. It's time we bridged the Generation Gaps and come together to make the world a better place. Aubry has the talent and smarts and kindness to make a real impact in our world, and I'm excited for you to hear her thoughts on everything from Social Media and Music! Enjoy!
You've heard the expression "Just Go With Your Gut", but lately I've been wondering if I'm listening to my true "gut", i.e. Instinct, or is it simply that I tend to be Impulsive? When is that "little voice" truly one to listen too and when is it the ego wanting something one really doesn't need? On This Justifiably judi episode, you'll meet one of my closest friends since childhood, Pamela, and she is a mystic and intuit and very metaphysically well versed so I thought she'd be the perfect person to help you and me sort out the question, and she does just that! WAIT til' you hear HER story and mine and WHY it makes so much sense!
Look up "Mindfulness" and you will find something like this: "A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique." Music courtesy Leo Diamant "We Are All" Album: Humble Abode download on most major music servicesTrue, but it's so much more. For me the simple secret to a happy and fulfilling life is a gift. That of being Present! (See what I did there?) Mindfulness is all about being as present as one can be to be all they can grow to become and more! My good friend Barb Berson is not just a skilled nurse of many years, she is also a practicing and teaching Yogi also for many years. She is kind enough to share short little simple beginner Mindfulness techniques to help you get to you Mindfulness. The essential of "who you are". She uses easy techniques to help not just with breathing, but back issues, feet, toes, and more! Welcome Barb and we keep each episode about as close to a minute (sans the soundtrack) as possible because we want you to feel comfortable in trying something new that you may want to return to again and again. We will be adding more episodes, but you can binge them all if you have time, otherwise, take one mindful minute at your leisure and NAMASTE! - Judi, Justifiably
Indeed there are a few definitions of stubbornness. The Mirriam Webster dictionary gives these ones ... unreasonably or perversely yielding; difficult to handle, manage or treat; and justifiably unyielding, resolute. Justifiably unyielding. That is the one that I believe God was talking about. The stubbornness that means we ... ... won't give up on believing in His word as being the final word. 1 Peter 3:22 in The Message Bible says, Jesus has the last word on everything and everyone, from angels to armies. He’s standing right alongside God, and what he says goes. Over the years I have done some tantrums reminding the enemy that he does not have the victory - only Jesus has the victory. Stubbornly believing that God's promises are the only way forward. Not giving airplay to any other options. ... Stubbornness means that we will choose to believe that God loves us the same yesterday, today and tomorrow regardless of our thoughts, words and actions or inaction. 2 Corinthians 12:9 in the Amplified version says, But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me. Choosing to believe that despite what I have done or said, He is there, and He is listening, and He is willing to forgive me, and give me His new mercies day after day after day. ... Stubbornness means that we will choose to believe that He will not leave us nor forsake us. Joshua 1:9 in the NKJV says, Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Sometimes going into a challenging situation I visualise Jesus physically with me, fully expecting that I will sense His presence and that the Holy Spirit will give me the words to say. We do not walk alone. Stubbornness, the resolute kind, is what we want. The resoluteness that Barnabas encouraged the believers in Antioch to have, Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; Acts 11:23 NASB And so since that conversation and talking with God, my prayer has become, "God please take this stubbornness and use it for your good. Let there be a passion for you that is unyielding and resolute." Or, in the words of Psalm 51:10 Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me! Psalm 51:10 NET To find out more please visit https://wendyrobinson.com.au
Native American identity came into the spotlight this year when Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee status through a DNA test. President Trump, who called her Pocohontas, wasn’t satisfied. Justifiably so, Native Americans had their own opinions. Our hosts Devan Schwartz, Alex Warren, and Megan Donis speak with: Joe Whittle, an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, and Janeen Comenote, executive director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition. And we hear about Inter-mountain West schools’ expanded Native American curricula with reporter Ali Budner.
– Why some things come so easily (and sometimes we have to CLAW our way) – Do you ever wonder why some things come so easily … and sometimes it’s so frustrating when what we want doesn’t seem to want us. Make-up artist Tabatha O’Dell signed a new contract. But it suddenly got cancelled. In fact, she had nine contracts in a row that cancelled, one after the other. It was uncanny. She had doubts about what she was doing wrong. She began to worry about her financial situation … irritated that she was facing this yet again. She felt the struggle of trying to figure out what was happening, and she felt angry. Justifiably! Has this ever happened to you? We sometimes allow ourselves to respond to a situation with frustration, rather than manage and direct the energy toward a desired outcome. Your frustration has a message for you! It’s saying, “Stop! You’re going down the wrong path!” But wait … it isn’t that you’re going down the wrong path toward the wrong desire. Its message is that you need to move into a different frequency in order to get there. Did you catch that? The emotion of frustration … of all negative energy… is coming from how unwilling we are to manage our energy. We’ve allowed ourselves to respond to a situation with negative energy, rather than direct a more positive energy toward a more desired outcome. This is what Tabatha came to realize, and you may find some similarities in her story. She realized that positive energy is like throwing fuel on a fire. It speeds things up, helping the manifestation come to fruition more quickly! The frustration we feel is a message for us to move into a different vibration so that we can realize our desires.
The Tenth Doctor Revisited - He launched the show to new heights and became one of the most beloved Doctors of all of time and space—but he had his share of detractors! Shannon Sudderth helps us discuss David Tennant’s Doctor. Host Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Shannon Sudderth.
Amanda and Jenn discuss Korean fiction, Central American authors, fluffy audiobooks, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Questions 1. Hello Get Booked friends! I would love some book recommendations for books written by Korean authors or about Korea. I recently read The Vegetarian by Han Kang and The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson and realized that I do not know very much about Korean culture and history. I loved the cultural side notes that were included about Japan in Ozeki's Tale for the Time Being and would enjoy something like that, but about Korea. I am open to fiction or non-fiction and historical or contemporary works. --Sally 2. First, I just wanted to give Amanda a huge thank you for recommending Captive Prince! I’ve heard you recommend it a few times before, but I just never got around to reading it. After hearing you recommend it a few weeks ago I finally decided to pick it up from the library. Suffice it to say, I think this is the book I’ve been looking for all my life and I finished the series in three days. I’d love to know if there are any read-alikes out there? The Captive Prince series checked almost all of my boxes. M/M relationships are strongly preferred and no need to worry about trigger warnings for me. I’ve already read and loved Amberlough. I’ve also read The Magpie Lord, but only thought it was ok. Thanks again for the Captive Prince recommend! --Kevin 3. Coming off Black History Month I need help. I listened to The Bone Tree, read Brown Girl Dreaming, and read Invisible Man. Also read Banthology. These were all great esp, Brown Girl Dreaming. My request....I have noticed as with Homegoing, several of the books by people of color are very mentally heavy when reading one after the other. Justifiably so. I am looking for a female voice, mid 20-40's, lyrical, fun, a bit biting, with her girls with a story to tell. Something almost musical. I don't want YA. Something where the setting even plays a part. Got anything? --Michele 4. I know this is really last minute and I have no idea if you'll be able to help me, but I am really stuck. I am supposed to be getting a book for someone who I don't know based on their "reading" profile. They said they like autobiographies, especially ones related to travel and sports and that they are looking to get into self help books. They also mentioned that their favorite books are The Last Lecture, Mud Sweat and Tears and 1000 Days of Spring. They have a completely different reading taste to mine, so I am really out of my depth and hoping you could help. Thanks in advance and I LOVE the show! --Marija 5. Greetings! My husband and I are going on the trip of a lifetime during the month of April. We will be traveling through the Panama Canal and stopping at all the Central American countries except El Salvador. We will also be making 3 stops in Mexico and Cartegena, Colombia. I'm looking for literary fiction novels that take place in Central America (rather than Mexico or South America.) No short stories, please! Here are some books that I've read or are familiar with. (None of them take place in Central America, but you get the idea!): The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez Like Water for Chocolate How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Thanks! --April 6. For about a year now I've been listening to podcasts (mostly Book Riot ones) at work. I haven't quite found enough to fill all my hours, but I find I prefer listening to talking over music. To fill the gaps, I tried turning to audiobooks. (Libby is the best.) My typical fare is heavily Sci Fi and Fantasy, but I was finding them a little too complicated to follow while working - so I tried YA (another love of mine) and it was still too important that I caught every detail. After that I tried nonfiction, but kept finding things that were either too dry on audio so it became basically white noise, or super depressing. TL:DR can you help me find books that are A) on audio, B) light in subject matter (as a grad student in my "free time" I spend a lot of time stressed out and would like my audiobooks to be a break from that), and C) simple enough that I can still follow even if I get a little distracted by a more-complicated-than-usual problem at work? Something like a cozy mystery or a fluffy romance (like Austenland?) might be good, but I don't know where to start. Bonus points for SF/F flavors, but they're not necessary, and extra bonus points for diversity of any kind, which I feel like I don't get enough of. Already read: Sarah Maclean, and Tessa Dare. Also, I used to love Lillian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, but have not kept up with the latest in cozy mystery good stuff. Thanks in advance! I love the show - a part of me wishes I could just fill all of my weekly hours with listening to Get Booked, but I imagine that would be very tiring for you. --Anne 7. Hi Amanda and Jenn, I'm in dire need of help! ! I'm going through a major life transition and I've found that the books that I would normally turn to don't seem to work anymore. I would like some recommendations of memoirs, nonfiction, or fiction that feature strong women who have made radical changes to their lives. Thank you! --Daniela Books Discussed Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal (July 2018) Salt Houses by Hala Alyan The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich While the City Slept by Eli Sanders Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Sora Kim-Russell The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson Valdemar: Last Herald Mage series (Magic’s Pawn #1) trigger warnings for rape, child abuse, suicide The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner by Andrea Smith The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson A Guidebook to Relative Strangers by Camille T Dungy The Dream of My Return by Horacio Castellanos Moya, translated by Katherine Silver Central American author recommendations post The World In Half by Christina Henriquez Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlin Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown
Welcome to Episode 55 in a Series of 1000 Podiscussions from yo pals Ben "Darkseid" Pobjie and Cam "Granny Goodness" Smith. Hang on a second. LOOKOUT! It contains talk of: Angry Birds Jinx Personal Jinx Grinches & Scrooges Energy Vampires Changey Songs Wikileaks Oprah Drive Safe Get it up on your iTunes. Sorry, that sounded more overtly sexual than I meant it to. APOLOGIES.