Podcast appearances and mentions of Kelly Kelly

American professional wrestler, model, dancer, ring announcer, referee, professional wrestling valet and television personality

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Following Lucha
“Gold and Guerreros” | Beast in the East Results | Konnan Needs a Kidney | Following Lucha #41

Following Lucha

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 107:57


We continue our lore keeping journey on Following Lucha this week by watching and analyzing season 1 episode 34 of El Ray Network's Lucha Underground, “Gold and Guerreros.” From Chavo earning (and losing) a world title match against Prince Puma, Texano finishing his feud with Davari, Alberto El Patron squashing Marty the Moth, Blue Demon declaring himself the face of Mexico, episode 34 was pretty fun! We also talk wrestling in the week of July 1st, 2015, as Beast in the East takes place (ft. Diego vs. Cesaro), Bull Dempsey assaults a vending machine with a steel chair, and Kelly Kelly joins the cast of WAGS on E! . Also, we talk the fallout of Full Gear 2022, the moment Tony Khan discovered wrestling is fake, JBL's dump truck he carries around, and Konnan's search for a kidney. Timecodes: 00:00 - Lucha Underground Recap 44:27 - Week of July 1, 2015 1:16:37 - Current Events Donate to the show! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/followinglucha Follow the podcast: Find the show - @FollowingLucha Find Jacy' - @JacyCola Find Steven - @Ixaverse

WagerTalk Podcast
Every Game On The Board | College Football Week 10 Picks and Predictions | Segment 4 of 5

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 33:04


Get your College Football Week 10 picks and predictions on the latest episode of "Every Game On The Board" with Drew Martin and his panel of sports handicapping experts. In segment 1 of 5, Drew Martin and Kelly "Kelly in Vegas" Stewart break down rotation 383 through 402 from a sports betting perspective and share some of their personal college football picks and predictions for the week.#collegefootball #cfbpicks #ncaafootball

WagerTalk Podcast
Every Game On The Board | College Football Week 9 Picks and Predictions - Segment 3 of 4

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 27:22


Get your College Football Week 9 picks and predictions on the latest episode of "Every Game On The Board" with Drew Martin and his panel of sports handicapping experts. In segment 3 of 4, Drew Martin and Kelly "Kelly in Vegas" Stewart break down rotation 153 through 174 from a sports betting perspective and share some of their personal college football picks and predictions for the week.#collegefootball #cfbpicks #ncaafootball College Football Matchups covered in this segment:29-Oct 153 Pittsburgh 5:00p 154 North Carolina 29-Oct 155 Rutgers 11:30a 156 Minnesota 29-Oct 157 South Alabama 1:00p 158 Arkansas State 29-Oct 159 Oklahoma 9:00a 160 Iowa State 29-Oct 161 Arizona State 4:30p 162 Colorado 29-Oct 163 Colorado State 4:00p 164 Boise State 29-Oct 165 Charlotte 11:00a 166 Rice 29-Oct 167 USC 4:00p 168 Arizona 29-Oct 169 San Diego State 7:30p 170 Fresno State 29-Oct 171 Stanford 7:30p 172 UCLA

Recession-Proof - a podcast by Ramp
What Kelly Battles believes all economic downturns have in common

Recession-Proof - a podcast by Ramp

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 43:59


Kelly Battles joins Alex Song on Recession-Proof this week to discuss how exceptional finance leaders help their executive team make the best decisions to increase the likelihood of growth during a recession. Kelly is currently a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair for DataStax, Arista Networks, Genesys, Alpha Medical, Clari, and Plex. Kelly has a thirty-plus-year career in finance through various leadership roles at companies like Quora, Bracket Computing, Wikimedia Foundation, Host Analytics, IronPort Systems, and HP.Kelly and Alex discuss: Quora's mission of sharing and growing the world's knowledge base What all economic downturns have in common Why all full time executives should seek board positions How great finance leaders help their executive teams make the best decision The role of a CFO in setting the right company culture during economic growth and downturn Key takeaways When choosing a new company to join, Kelly focuses on culture, market opportunity, product-market fit, and her role in that company. Quora nailed all of these, so she decided to accept the role of a CFO. What sets Quora apart from social media apps is its noble mission to share and grow the world's knowledge base through quality content that aims to help people. Quora is also an example of what makes an online platform succeed through clear policies and processes that match its mission, a great product, community, and team.“I was watching what was happening in some social media companies and thinking there's so much power for good in these companies, and there are so many missteps. And I believe in a hundred years when people look back at the internet, they will see some bad actors. History is not gonna treat some of these companies well. And I think Quora and Wikipedia are two examples of where history will treat them very well as examples of the power of the internet for good.” Whether discussing the current recession, the great financial crisis of 2008, or the Dot-com bubble, Kelly recognizes a pattern that she calls the “overreaction to the fear-greed cycle”. Good time manifests the greed cycle, companies being encouraged to spend unreasonably because of growth, and in bad times, the fear cycle, where it's all about hyper-analysis of every spending decision. The best companies are disciplined during the greed cycles and then emerge with strength from the fear cycle.“Companies that have been raising so much money in the last couple of years because it was so plentiful and didn't spend it will be able to come out with strong balance sheets in an environment where it's gonna be easier to hire, cheaper to take share, and easier to buy assets than companies that didn't raise the money or raised it and spent it.” The best CFOs are true business partners to the executive team and bring a synthesized proliferation of data to help their business partners make better decisions. The finance function exists to help executives overcome obstacles and challenges during economic struggles. CFO's must learn from these challenges, take those lessons, and apply them to the future. Finance also has a significant role in setting the right spending culture to ensure the company is disciplined during the good times and conservative during hard times.“As a CFO, joining the CEO in the future and understanding the past, understanding what you can learn from it, understanding current performance, what it means for the future, what you need to do differently in the future, or what you need to double down on or stop doing, to me, that is how you do this right.” Learn more about Kelly:Kelly on LinkedIn Episode resources: Quora Wikipedia Ramp For more episodes from Recession-Proof, check us out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our RSS or your favorite podcast player.Instructions on how to follow, rate, and review Recession-Proof are here.

Getting Real with Bossy
The Life-Changing Power of Personal Development with Jen Schwytzer

Getting Real with Bossy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 45:20


Episode 8 If you're struggling with burnout, you're not alone. Jen Schwytzer is a certified health and life coach who helps professional women put themselves first and come out of burnout. In the midst of the pandemic and while trying to conceive a child via IVF, Jen's husband suffered a cardiac arrest and was hospitalized for 21 days.   This event led Jen to realize that she needed to prioritize herself and her family. She began to focus on personal development and decided to leave her job in the hospital setting to pursue coaching full time. Jen is now helping other women who are struggling with burnout and stress to find their way back to themselves.   In this episode, you will learn: 1. How Jen's husband's health scare led her to prioritize personal development 2. How the pandemic has increased the need for self-care among professional women 3. How Jen's experience with burnout has led her to specialize in coaching women Here's a breakdown of what is covered: [00:00:01] - Topic Preview [00:01:41] - Getting real with Bossy Hosts [00:02:42] - Who is Jen Schwytzer. [00:04:48] - Tell us about your business. [00:07:16] - Background in mental health. [00:14:06] - How's your husband today. [00:17:03] - Sponsored by gallery salon. [00:18:03] - What happened next. [00:20:31] - Trauma and coaching. [00:23:45] - How hard is it to find clients. [00:25:06] - Who is your ideal client. [00:29:45] - Meet in person or virtually. [00:30:41] - What's the hardest part of being a life coach. [00:32:50] - What's the best part of being a life coach. [00:37:38] - What's next for Jen? [00:40:37] - Kelly & Kelly are speechless [00:42:07] - Build & balance Bossy retreat unveiling.   Jen Schwytzer is a Certified Health and Life Coach through Health Coach Institute and launched KINDfulness Coaching in 2022. Jen has 16 years of experience working in the social work and mental health space which allows her to bring a unique experience to her coaching practice.   Instagram @kindfulness_coaching   @BossyRoc   Business Coaching: kindfulnesscoaching.net   Love this Episode? Let Us know! Rate & Review on Apple Podcast, Podbean or Podchaser    Other episodes you'll enjoy: Getting Real About Internet and Bossy Kids Change of Plans with Denise Ester Clarity Walk with Jordan Betts   Thank you to our Sponsors: Marshall Street Bar & Grill 81 Marshall St, Rochester, NY 14607   Gallery Salon 4 Elton Street, Rochester, NY 14607 www.galleryhair.com   Bossy Build & Balance Retreat in Geneva, NY October 16 - 19 2022. Register at www.BossyRoc.com/events   MUSIC: “Do It" by Infraction , “At the Hotel” by Paul Youdin "You are the Best" by Cutesy Chamber Ensemble    JazzCast Pros Podcast Productions www.JazzCastPros.com  

WhatCulture Wrestling
10 Wrestler Introductions You Don't Remember - Paul Wight! Carmella! John Morrison! Kelly Kelly - Solo Stripper?!

WhatCulture Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 9:12


Which wrestlers made highly forgettable first impressions? Simon Miller presents 10 Wrestler Introductions You Don't Remember...ENJOY!Follow us on Twitter:@SimonMiller316@WhatCultureWWEFor more awesome content, check out: whatculture.com/wwe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Back to the Barre
Rumor Has It

Back to the Barre

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 83:28


“I'm so fired up,” says Christi in regards to episode 9 of Dance Moms, “This is one of those episodes that I'm still pissed off about.” It's the episode in which the crew heads to Las Vegas, where the girls do their dance routine as each of the seven deadly sins. Kelly and Christi agree the theme was simply a way for Abby to get another dig in at the girls, (e.g. Chloe is envious of Maddie and Brooke wastes her talent by being lazy). The women discuss the den of lust that was the Rumor, a sleazy and completely inappropriate hotel for young children to stay. Abby herself commits the other sins like gluttony (only filming with the girls in Rumor's restaurant because there was ice cream involved), and she's as full of wrath as ever for anyone who gets in her way. She even breaks some commandments as Kelly insists that Abby truly wants the girls to disrespect their parents, and she spreads false rumors about all of the mothers knowing the audience will automatically believe her.   This episode is also a watershed as it's the first one where a group of new mothers come into Cathy's Candy Apple studios trying to be like the “core four” Moms and Christi and Kelly agree it doesn't work. The Moms visit an ice bar and as soon as they leave they attend the premiere of Dance Moms, which is pretty much the moment their lives completely change. Christi says the ice bar is her all time favorite moment as it's the last time they were just Kelly, Christi, Melissa and Holly–four regular moms from Pittsburgh.    Join the party to find out why the moms were escorted out of the premiere, and the two words that Christi shares with Kelly that will haunt them both for the rest of their lives.    Quotes “I think Abby would like none of the children in the world to have mothers, so she could just rule.” (12:36-12:43 | Kelly) “It didn't take much to make the girls happy, the producers should have done something every week to make them happy. It wouldn't have been that difficult.” (31:21- 31:29 | Kelly) “Kelly you say, ‘I'm so excited that the girls are seeing this, because it shows what they've been working for.' And then the very next sentence is Liz telling us that she works topless.” (32:02-32:15 | Christi) “The night we premiered we were still filming. We couldn't even have the night that our show premiered off. We were working.” (37:48-37:59 | Kelly) “Let me just say, the only way they got Abby to go down there was the ice cream. She was not babysitting our children. They said you have to come down and film for 15 minutes with ice cream sundaes, or she would not have been filming.” (39:02-39:17 | Kelly) “To be fair, Holly was probably only drinking because she was trying to use the alcohol to kill any germs she picked up at Rumor.” (52:30-52:36 | Christi)  “Abby tells us that I'm rude and arrogant and clueless. Funny though, Abby always talks about how I was smart and you had to watch me. It just goes to show that she knows that whatever she says, people will believe. And she says it a few other times in this episode about other things and it pisses me off because I think, ‘They're you go, just saying shit people will believe just because you're saying it.'” (56:28-56:53 | Christi) “We always start off strong at the beginning of the seasons, and then halfway through, by Nationals, when we get to the New Orleans episode in Season 3, you see me in New Orleans, and you when you're sitting on the dumpster at the end of Season 2. We look like we have been ridden hard and put away wet. It's exhausting. Rough.” (1:03:47-1:04:17 | Christi) Links Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50aSBAYXH_9yU2YkKyXZ0w  Subscribe to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/backtothebarre   Thank you to Ashley Jana for allowing us to use Electricity!! Follow her on IG HERE: https://instagram.com/ashleyjanamusic?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=   Download Electricity HERE: https://music.apple.com/us/album/electricity/1497482509?i=1497482510   Follow Christi on IG: www.instagram.com/christilukasiak   Follow Kelly on IG: www.instagram.com/kellylhyland

Armstrong Avenue
#10 Starrcast, Ric Flair's Last Match

Armstrong Avenue

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 66:49


On Episode 10 Scott talks about Starrcast, seeing people like Tyler Breeze, Nia Jax, Kelly Kelly, Baby Doll, and many others, a quick story about Lex Luger, producing & timing the Ric Flair's Last Match show, as well as the #askscott segment where he answers YOUR question, of "What is Your Thoughts of Triple H's takeover of the creative for WWE?" remember to like and subscribe to the show!

Real Estate Rookie
Puerto Rican Paradise, Arctic Abodes, and Building "Dream" Vacation Rentals

Real Estate Rookie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 65:20


Sometimes in real estate, less is more, and as the saying goes—quality over quantity. You don't need a portfolio with 100+ properties if you have a strong cash flow from five. This approach allows less to fall through the cracks and a more personalized experience for the tenant while still building wealth like never before. Today's guest, Kelly Cronin, explains how she has created Cronin Castles, a variety of unique experiences in various locations, and is now profiting off people's desire to experience more life.Her current portfolio includes a sea house in Puerto Rico, an off-the-grid dome in Alaska, a tiny home in Utah, and eighty acres in Wisconsin. While Kelly was merely setting her price on listing sites and looking for interesting places, she stumbled on the next big thing. Currently, short-term rental sites are looking for more properties with unique experiences, like Kelly's, to feature and further differentiate themselves from the competition.Kelly was able to start investing because she saved half of her income. She was able to save an astonishing $110,000 not because of a high salary—in fact, she never hit the six-figure mark—but because she gamified her life. Kelly did this by finding ways to lower her mortgage, save on childcare expenses and use credit card points to cover her travel expenses. Now Kelly can give people the traveling experiences she would want while simultaneously building wealth and changing her financial future.In This Episode We CoverHow to research and invest in different markets Cultivating unique experiences and how to market your rentals Managing your rental property remotely and the importance of building a network in the market you choose to invest inSaving fifty percent of your income and how to gamify your life and stretch your money Self-managing your properties and how to stay on top of your rental portfolioAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupBiggerPockets ForumsBrandon Turner's InstagramNate Robbins' InstagramBrian Murray's InstagramAirbnbVrboRealtor.comAirDNAZillowDerek Diedricksen's InstagramBoostlyGodaddyHostfullyMeta Business Suite96 Units in 5 Years By Combining Long & Short-Term RentalsConnect with Kelly:Kelly's WebsiteKelly's Facebook PageKelly's InstagramCheck out the full show notes here: https://biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-205Interested in learning more about today's sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

How Was Your Week, Honey?
287: Kelly Kelly Chris Kris

How Was Your Week, Honey?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 72:24


This week the Maier's welcome Kristin's brother Kelly to the show, along with his new girlfriend, Kelly too! What better way to meet your boyfriend's crazy family than via Facetime on a podcast?! Topics include: new fire, Never Have I Ever, Quick Hitters, Would You Rather, SOW, reggae, and Kelly's music. Reach Us:  @kmaemaier  @chrismaierbc  @hwywhoney  hwywhoney@gmail.com

PHNX Arizona Diamondbacks Podcast
The Kelly Kelly Show

PHNX Arizona Diamondbacks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 45:02


On this episode, Derek and Jesse are discussing how good the Kelly boys have been for the D-backs on the mound and at the dish, the looming trade deadline, and Jesse's movie homework assignment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WhatCulture Wrestling
10 Worst Actors In WWE History - The Great Khali! Kelly Kelly! The Bella Twins! Rusev's Lawyer?!

WhatCulture Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 11:29


These actors won't be winning any Academy Awards, ever. Psy White presents the 10 Worst Actors In WWE History...ENJOY!Follow us on Twitter:@Psyniac_123@WhatCultureWWEFor more awesome content, check out: whatculture.com/wwe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Authentic Living  with  Roxanne
Supporting Women in Leadership Internationally with Kelly Blackaby

Authentic Living with Roxanne

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 36:38


Quote: “The concept of being anti-fragile is making sure that as an organization, you grow out of the disruption so that you're prepared for whatever comes along next and you're stronger because of it.” Kelly Blackaby Many of us take for granted the liberties and freedom to choose that we have been accustomed to all our lives. In other parts of the world, people may not have been so fortunate. There are many countries where women are prohibited to work or are very limited in the opportunities available. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome International HR Expert Kelly Blackaby to share her experiences about the changes that are happening in the Middle East and how women in leadership roles are becoming more prevalent. Kelly is a Managing Partner at Entail Solutions based in London, UK.  Kelly has over 20 years of generalist and global HR experience, including 10 years at a senior management level. Kelly's diverse experience has been gained within a range of industries such as Retail, Leisure, Real Estate & Construction, Public Sector and the Charity Sector, ranging from SME to large multinationals.  She has worked extensively across several international territories including the UK, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia and USA.  Authentic Touch Points: Kelly's journey to the Middle East. 1:30 Cultural differences in leadership. 5:00 Kelly's initiative. 8:00 Challenges for new women execs. 13:30 Generational transformation. 17:00 Creating a global community. 21:00 The anti-fragile concept. 25:00 Adapting to disruption. 29:30 Kelly achieved a distinction award for a master's degree in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.  She is the Chair of the HR Sub-Committee / Trustee for an international humanitarian aid charity. As one of the first women in her sector to work in Saudi Arabia, Kelly also specializes in female workforce development and supporting newly promoted female leaders who are in transition to new management roles. As I offer executive coaching, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic selves to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict.   Click here to contact me at your convenience, or click here to Chat with Roxanne! Take our online quiz to rate your authenticity as a leader! Stay Authentic,   Roxanne Links: Kelly's website HR World Article featuring Kelly Kelly's LinkedIn profile Roxanne's LinkedIn profile Roxanne's email: roxanne@roxannederhodge.com Chat with RoxanneRoxanne's previous podcasts

Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
WKPWP Interview Classics with ex-WWE Creative Chris DeJoseph and Lance Archer (10 Yrs Ago): McMahon insights, inner workers of WWE, more

Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 172:03


In this week's Interview Classic episode, we present two interviews. First, we jump back ten years to PWTorch editor Wade Keller's June 8, 2012 interview with former WWE Creative Team Member ('04-'10) Chris DeJoseph with fascinating insight into Vince McMahon's creative process and writing Raw. Also, specific details on pitching creating ideas to Chris Jericho, The Big Show, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, the Divas, and more. Who was easy to work with? Who was unpredictable? Also, does Vince McMahon really not care about consistency with storylines? What was the story with Mike Adamle, anyway? Why didn't Colt Cabana catch on with WWE? And why doesn't Kofi Kingston get a push? Tons of significant authoritative insight into a lot of questions on fans' minds. The VIP Aftershow includes these topics: Ric Flair, TNA's Big Fat Oily Guy, Spirit Squad, Christian & Edge vs. The Hardys, building and protecting tomorrow's stars today, and Vince McMahon's seeming disregard for consistency with his big storylines.The second interview features PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill's interview with former WWE/TNA wrestler Lance Hoyt (Lance Archer) discussing a variety of topics including how he got started in TNA, being one of Andrew "Test" Martin's opponents & comparisons to Test, the Hoytamaniacs & whether he got a push in TNA because of those fans, stories from WWE and TNA runs, his thoughts on Vince Russo & Russo's thoughts on "Fire Russo" chants, TNA needing to find a direction and going with it, working with Christy Hemme in TNA, Hoyt running interference for Kelly Kelly at a WrestleMania party, the wrestling business needing new stars and fans not giving new stars a chance, whether U.S. wrestling fans would accept Japanese wrestling, working with Lord Tensai (Albert) in New Japan, whether he would have liked to have feuded with Diamond Dallas Page over the "Dallas" name, working with Ahmed Johnson in Texas, whether he will be at Slammiversary in his hometown this weekend, Whataburger vs. In-N-Out Burger, and more!

Golf Talk Live
GTL: Coaches Corner + Kelly O'Donnell, PGA Director of Golf Operations Nemacolin

Golf Talk Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 113:00


Welcome to Golf Talk Live! Tune in LIVE Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Joining me this week on Coaches Corner are two great panelists: John Hughes & Jon Decker. Later, I'm joined by my special guest: Kelly O'Donnell – PGA Director of Golf Operations at Nemacolin. More on Kelly: Kelly is the PGA Director of Golf Operations at Nemacolin and a seasoned golf professional with a background in Sales, marketing, manufacturing as well as private, public and resort golf experience. 7 time PGA Section merchandiser of the year and 2016 PGA national merchandiser of the year for Resorts. Worked for Ben Hogan for 7 years and has mentored 30 + future PGA professionals and instructors. Creative and out of the box thinking for improving the guest and member experience surrounding the game of golf which is a robust and resurgent industry. Join me LIVE Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00PM Central http://www.blogtalkradio.com/golftalklive Or listen on these social media platforms:  iTunes , Stitcher, Tunein, Castbox, TalkStreamLive & Spotify.

Unstoppable Mindset
Episode 36 – An Unstoppable Journey with Wesley Hagood

Unstoppable Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 66:07


Episode Summary In this episode we get to meet Wesley Hagood. Wes has been involved in various software engineering projects and has worked for several major government contractors. His life was great. He was married and had four children. Nearly 20 years ago, however one day he asked his wife a question that caused his whole family's world to change. You will get to hear about this life altering question as well as the results that lead to he and his family adopting two Chinese girls and growing his family from four to six children. Wes takes us through the adoption story. It didn't stop there. As his new children grew older they wanted to learn about their birth parents. The story is not over, but one of his newest children, Mia, has now established a relationship that grows daily with her birth parents. Wes' journey is a fascinating one that shows commitment and, by any standard, an unstoppable mindset and attitude. I hope you enjoy hearing about this journey as much as I have. Thanks for listening and I hope you will let me know your thoughts about our episode and the Unstoppable Mindset podcast by emailing me at michaelhi@accessibe.com.   About the Guest:  Wesley O. Hagood has been a member of Families with Children from China (FCC) Capital Area since 2004.  He became a board member in May 2006 and has served as the President of FCC Capital Area since March 2012.  He attended the University of Maryland in College Park and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education.  He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University.  During his career, he worked as a mathematics teacher, computer programmer, management consultant, and program manager.  Wes resides in Easton, Maryland with his wife, Denise, and their two daughters adopted from China.  About the Host:  Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.   Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards.   https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/  https://twitter.com/mhingson  https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/   accessiBe Links  https://accessibe.com/  https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe  https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/       Thanks for listening!  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!   Subscribe to the podcast  If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review  Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.     Transcription Notes Michael Hingson  00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i  capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson  01:20 Well, hi, and once again, glad you joined us on Unstoppable Mindset. We're here today talking with Wesley Hagood, who has got some really interesting stories to tell and being prejudiced. I will tell you that he has a college degree in mathematics education. So mathematics that's close to physics. They relate my master's in physics west, so I'm prejudiced. But we're we're glad you're here. And we're glad everyone that you're out there listening. So thank you and Wes, welcome to unstoppable mindset.  Wesley Hagood  01:52 Well, Michael, thank you for having me. Michael Hingson  01:55 We're, we're really glad you're here. I know, you've got some some great, interesting stories to tell us. And I think you've you've done some things. And you've been involved in some things that are as unstoppable as it gets. So we'll get to that. But why don't you start by telling us a little bit about you.  Wesley Hagood  02:13 Okay, well, thank you. Let's start at the beginning. I was actually born and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, which is the Capitol, I worked as a math teacher. Also, after that, a computer programmer, computer based training developer, a management consultant, and I'm finishing my career as a program manager for a large government training program. I married Denise Lee in Annapolis, we had four children there, Katie, Mark, Kelly, and Paul. And my wife stayed home to raise our four children. And then she returned to college and became a science teacher and a librarian. And I would say it was, we were planning to kind of retire early, you know, and travel the world. But we were in our late, sort of mid to late 40s. And I said to my wife, you know, we're getting older, is there anything in your life that you really wanted to do that you've not yet been able to do? And she said, Well, now that you mentioned that. she says, I want to adopt a daughter from China. And I was like, kind of like, no way because I said, you know, we've discussed this before, several times. I said, we have four children, we don't need any more children. And but, you know, after asking her that question, I really didn't want to deprive her of something that was really important to her. But I also knew that, you know, this could not be her project, if you know what I mean. If we were going to adopt a child, I had to be fully on board, right? So you might say, Why did my wife say that? Well, when she was back in middle school, one of her social studies, teachers was pretty progressive. And he had the kids read an article, either from a newspaper or you know, magazine at the time. And it described a place in China called the weeping cliffs. And of course, the article was about infanticide. The fathers, the Chinese fathers would bring the unwanted girls, throw them off the cliff, and then the mothers would return to wheat for their lost daughters. And so when my wife heard this story, she was very moved. She was only in middle school, but she said, you know, if I ever had the opportunity, I'd like to adopt one of those girls. So after thinking over my wife's requests for her while I said, you know, I don't want to stand in your way and I'm willing to kind of help you realize your dream. But if you really want to do this, you're going to have to manage this whole process because I said, I'm very busy, you know, With my career, and she knew that I said, I just don't have time to do it. And my wife to be honest, it's not a she, she's a big picture person, right? She's not detail oriented. So I kind of thought to myself, if she really wants to do this, she's going to have to really focus to make this happen. And honestly, I wasn't sure if if something that was really going to happen, because as I said, I thought she might just be overwhelmed and give up and not go forward. But I was wrong. She must have really wanted to do this. And she successfully managed this process, this adoption process, which the State Department in the US says is probably the most bureaucratic process that the US government has. So to fast forward after this discussion, a couple years went by, because it takes a while to gather all these documents, prepare the application submitted, and then wait for the Chinese government to match you with a child. But in I think it was October 2003. We went to China. And we thought that a little girl named Shane Hong Yi, and we renamed her meow. And after a few months went by my wife said to me, you remember that? That discussion about my dream? And I said, Yeah, and she goes, Well, actually, my dream was really to adopt two girls from China. And I said, No way. You know, you never told me that before you said a daughter. But to be honest, adopting Mia was such a good experience for our family that I was the one who became the advocate to go back and adopt a second daughter. How old was me? And when you adopted her, she was just 18 months old. Okay. So she didn't have a lot of memories of, of China and her parents no memory whatsoever. Okay. Anyway, go ahead. So So in August and September 2006, about three years later, we returned to China, and we adopted a second daughter named you, Juan Shalane, and we renamed her May. Now today, Mia is a sophomore at Virginia Tech. And may who's a year younger is a freshman at Delaware Tech. So that kind of brings you up to current, current state, you know, where we're at, right? What caused Virginia Tech and Delaware Tech? Well, Virginia Tech, because at the time, me, I was applying for colleges, we lived in Virginia. And we basically said, Okay, your child number four, and may is child number, or your child number five, May as child number six, and you're gonna you're gonna go to a state school, pick one. And she actually ended up getting a full scholarship to go to Virginia Tech. And so that just made the decision even easier for her. And for us, what's her major? Her major is engineering, and she's focusing on computer science, so shouldn't have too much of a problem finding work after she graduates, no one you guys will get along since it's science related, and math related. math related, right? What's mais major? Mei is majoring in information technology. So she wants to do something similar. But she's a lot more focused on hardware. And Mia is a lot more focused on software, Mia loves to write code, may actually build her own computer, got all the component parts, plugged them together and made the whole thing work. I thought this is not going to work. But it actually did. And she's using that computer today.  Michael Hingson  08:33 Wow. Yeah. So what? What about the for earlier kids? So you guys go off and adopt these two children from China? Yeah, that had to have a great effect on you, your wife and the other children.  Wesley Hagood  08:51 It was really funny. They all had different reactions. The two older girls kind of said something to the effect of what aren't we? Aren't we enough for you? Something like that. My older son, who was a second child said, You're too old to adopt these kids are going to be run in the neighborhood, you know, and you won't, you'll be asleep you won't even know what's going on. And then the fourth child, my younger son said, Hey, it's your life, whatever you want with it. So it's kind of funny, they all had very different reactions to to adopting to us adopting children but they're all very glad we did and you know me and may are important parts of our family. Michael Hingson  09:32 So what happened when you brought each of them home then? And the other kids met them and all that how did all that go? Wesley Hagood  09:41 Like they were pretty excited. By the time we were returning from China with me I went very well. Actually. And the same thing with May, actually one of our four children Kelly, who was the second second daughter, third child, she went with us to China on the on the trip so she was there for the whole day. adoption process for Mai the younger of the two that we adopted.  Michael Hingson  10:04 So did the sisters hit it off even in China? Wesley Hagood  10:08 Well, we didn't take me with us to China made me and me and Kelly Kelly. Oh, yeah, Kelly just fell in love with her on first sight. And they got along very, very well.  Michael Hingson  10:20 How old was Mei when you adopted her?  Wesley Hagood  10:22 May was about three and a half years old. So it was a very different experience, because she was like a little person, right? She was speaking multiple Chinese dialects. You know, her, she was quite formed as a human being and an individual having had lots of life experiences, even only three and a half years old, very different than an 18 month old, who was very much like a baby or a toddler, does she have made that is much in the way of memories of being done in China at this point. At this point in time, she doesn't really have that many memories, because remember, she was only three and a half, right? But she told us things about China that we thought were not likely to be true, like just fiction and a little child's mind. Like, for example, she came back, she told us that she had a little brother. And we thought, okay, that doesn't make a lot of sense to us. But we later found out that she lived with a woman in foster care. And we asked the orphanage about it. And they said, well, the woman has a daughter, but she doesn't have any she didn't have any male children. When we found out that was wrong, the foster mother actually had a little boy. And May was actually taking care of him, to some degree when even though she was only three years old, when she was in China. And we know that this was probably true, because we made contact with a foster mother found out about her son. And she she confirmed a lot of what we knew, like for example, at three years old Navy knew how to wrap a baby in a blanket and hold it and feed it, which we thought was unusual for a three year old child. But I think she actually took care of her or helped take care of her foster mother's younger child.  Michael Hingson  12:10 How do you stay in contact with like the foster mother or other people in China? How do you do that as an email? Or what do you do?  Wesley Hagood  12:18 Um, at first, we tried email. But that wasn't a very good way to stay in touch in China. Everyone at that time used an application called QQ, which was developed by a company named Tencent, which you might have heard about, you know, on the US stock exchange, they're very, very large company in China. And then Tencent actually created a new and better and easier to use application called WeChat. Which is what pretty much everybody in China has on their phones today. So it's actually very easy to stay in touch with someone in China.  Michael Hingson  12:54 Do you do actual voice calls and so on? Or is it texting  Wesley Hagood  12:57 voice calls, you can send photographs, you can send videos, you can have individual and group video chats, it's very easy to use very intuitive, and, you know, very effective in terms of staying in touch with people.  Michael Hingson  13:10 Sure. Well, at least that way, you really can stay in touch.  Wesley Hagood  13:15 You can.  Michael Hingson  13:16 So so now you have six children all together.  Wesley Hagood  13:20 That's right.  Michael Hingson  13:21 So that's a good number. No more No more adoption plans. I assume.  Wesley Hagood  13:26 We're actually a little too old to adopt now. In our Michael Hingson  13:31 Yeah, well. Yeah, there's there's only so many hours in the day and so many things to do. Right. But you Wesley Hagood  13:41 in China won't let you adopt after you get to be a certain age. So you're pretty much done with them.  Michael Hingson  13:46 Why mandatory retirement? Huh?  Wesley Hagood  13:49 Yeah, that's right.  Michael Hingson  13:50 How did the process go, though, in terms of given China, the US different countries and all that, and certainly, significantly different philosophies and so on? How are they in terms of being supportive and such for people from the US adopting Chinese children, as opposed to what obviously they used to do with the weeping cliffs and so on?  Wesley Hagood  14:15 Right. Well, I mean, if you if you think about today, the relationship between China and the US is a lot more tense than it was at that time, right back in the early, early years of new millennium. China was very supportive of foreigners, if you will, adopting children from China. The I'd say, I've heard estimates anywhere between 120 and 150,000. Children had been adopted from China since the 1990s. And I'd say probably 85 to 90% of those were girls. And then the Chinese government was very appreciative that the, you know, the Westerners or the foreigners would come and, and adopt those children. Big Because the understanding at the time was they just had, you know, an exploding population, they, they were concerned about bringing the population growth down. They felt like it was necessary for the success of the country to reduce that. And so when they ended up with large numbers of children in orphanages, they were very supportive of people from other countries coming to adopt this children.  Michael Hingson  15:27 I assume that's probably changed some over the years and compare it to.  Wesley Hagood  15:32 It has it's changed, but maybe for a different reason. In the mid 2,001st, decade of 2000 2005, there about there was a big scandal in the Hunan province about children and being essentially brought to orphanages to be placed into the international adoption program. There were actually you know, claims of children being bought and sold and so forth. And when that story leaked out, the number of children available for adoption entering the orphanages significantly declined. I think most of the people in China believed that if their child was placed in an orphanage, the child would be adopted in country, not internationally. And they were the people in the country were concerned about that. And so after the word got out that many, many children were being moved into orphanages and then being adopted internationally, the numbers entering dropped off significantly. And today, the number of children adopted from China is much smaller than it was, say around 2005 2006, which was the big peak when maybe about 12 12,000 or more children each year were being adopted from China. Michael Hingson  16:49 What do you think it is today? Do you have a notion? Wesley Hagood  16:51 Today, it's probably closer to 3000. So it's a much smaller number. And in almost every case, I won't say every case, but in almost every case, there are children with some sort of disability, physical or other types of disability. And so the Chinese government continues to place those children for adoption, but there are just far smaller numbers that are entering the orphanages to be adopted. Michael Hingson  17:23 And a lot more of them are children with disabilities and such. Yes, yeah. It's interesting. I had the opportunity after my book thunder dog was published, which chronicle my life and wove into it, the story of the World Trade Center. I went to Japan in 2012, because it was published there. And there was a Japanese publisher. And one of the things that I learned was that for many years, and I don't know when it actually stopped, but for many years, if a child was born with a disability, they were euthanized. It was the standard practice and no one. I didn't get the impression that anybody was concerned about it, although they did evolve from that. So it is interesting, it's the usual thing about dealing with disabilities where we're not viewed as equal in the eyes of most people. And it's a it's an educational process, and I hope, one that we'll see continue to grow and that there will be more people, both in this country and in the world who will truly and intellectually and emotionally accept the fact that disability doesn't really mean lack of ability, we really need to change that view. Wesley Hagood  18:41 That's true. Absolutely true. Michael Hingson  18:43 So it's kind of one of those things that happened. Well, Mia, especially I gather has been a very significant challenge to you, because at some point along the line, she wanted to learn about her birth parents. Wesley Hagood  18:57 She did. I've tried to think I'd say that. It was probably when she was about four years old. She started asking us lots of questions about her birth parents. She wanted to know things like what are their names? What do they look like? Michael Hingson  19:16 How old and it was pretty clear that she obviously understood she was adopted? Wesley Hagood  19:21 Oh, yes, she was a precocious child. And she she understood and she was very, very analytical. So she was always trying to figure things out. That's the best way to describe me is analytical. And so you know, she'd say things like, well, how old are they? You know, those kinds of questions. And then, of course, probably the most significant was, well, why did they give me a way up to be adopted? Right? And we would just say to her meow, we don't know. And this went on for this went on for months. And eventually, you know, I talked it over with her mother and I said, Look at This is clearly very important to me. So I think that we should begin a search to see if we could find her birth family. And we told me that we said, look, we don't, you know, we don't know the answers to your questions, we know that it's important to you to understand, to learn and to get answers to your questions. So we will go ahead and do whatever we can to search and help find your birth family so that, you know, you can get the answers to these questions that, that you seem to need so desperately. And we didn't even know I didn't know if the time if it was even possible to find birth parents in China, because, you know, we were given so little information, obviously no information about them. All we were really told is that me it was found on this location on this date. And that's all we had, it was a place in China called Hong Fu, which was Hong fu road and Chinese. And she was supposedly found there about, you know, maybe 10 days after she was born. And that's all we knew. So, you know, I started thinking about how might we search and tried a number of different things. And then 14 or 15 years later, we actually discovered the identity of me as birth family members. And we had it verified through DNA testing. Michael Hingson  21:23 How did you discover them?  Wesley Hagood  21:25 Well, that's a very quick good question. We I tried, like I said, just about everything possible to identify or locate or birth parents. First, I went to China myself, I made a trip back to the orphanage, which we had not been allowed to visit. When we went to China, we met the children in the provincial Capitol on Joe. So I actually went to this small, rural, mountainous city and went to the orphanage and was looking for clues or answers and didn't really find much of anything, primarily because they wouldn't let me visit the orphanage because they said, you know, this is not your history. This is your daughter's, if you would, you know, if you really want to visit the orphanage and ask questions, you need to bring your daughter for a heritage visit. So six months later, I was back in China with Mia. And we actually visited the orphanage, we got to see her orphanage file, we got to ask questions. And we found the name of the individual who allegedly found her on Hong fu road. And you couldn't really tell from the Chinese characters the name whether it was a male or a female, there was no you know, identifying information other than the name. We track down anyone we could find in the city that had that name. And of course, no one knew any information about her and had no knowledge of me of being found. But that was the first thing. So we we took the documents that we were given and or visited the orphanage to find more information, and then didn't really get very far. So then the next thing that I did was to try to, I guess I would call it kind of a media based search, we tried to put posters all over the area where she was allegedly found in the in the town on on the road. And even though I had done that multiple times, or had someone do it on my behalf, I did it myself when I visited, no one ever came forward. No one ever contacted us. In fact, even though supposedly five children were found on this very short little st this very short little road in the in the center of the city. No one ever remembered any child ever being found there. So that it sort of started me making me question about whether it was true or not, you know, was the information that she was found in that location, because I would think that someone would remember at least one child found there, if allegedly five had been found there over a period of four or five years. But it turned out the third technique that I used was the most successful, which I call genetic genealogy based search. So it involves testing a child's DNA. And then when they matched to someone who had a common ancestor, you start building out a, like a family tree diagram, right thing, a traditional genealogical genealogical tech technique. And you build out these family tree diagrams for everyone she matched to that's a relatively close relative hoping that the that the tree diagrams would intersect, you know, and point to her point to her, her birth family and what was happening is we're making good progress and we were eliminating paths on the tree diagrams and narrowing in on the birth family. And then we uploaded me as DNA into a Chinese database and she matched to a first cousin. So that made it much easier To trace from the first cousin to her uncle, an aunt, who had relinquished a child for adoption, the same year Mia was born. And the first cousin put me in touch with her first cousins, cousin. And it turned out that she looked very much like me, she agreed to take a DNA test. And the results came back saying that they were full sisters, you know, they were sisters. And then, because I wanted to be sure I asked if the if the a sister biological sister would be willing to ask her parents to take a DNA test, just to make sure both agreed both took it, and the results came back. And it says they were her biological father and mother. So we're certainly found the family  Michael Hingson  25:45 of every will, Has everyone been able then or now to visit? And Wesley Hagood  25:54 well, we couldn't really visit we actually located the birth family in October of 2020. And of course, you know, the pandemic was in Michael Hingson  26:02 that COVID thing,  Wesley Hagood  26:03 full rage. And, but the good thing is using WeChat, as we talked about earlier, me has been able to have video conferences with her birth family members, including her mom and dad, and brothers and sisters like her, she has one brother and several sisters. And she's able to stay in touch with her sisters using WeChat. So it's it's not quite being there. But it's almost like being Michael Hingson  26:26 there. Yeah, it's as close as you can get right now.  Wesley Hagood  26:29 Yes, until the pandemic resolves itself. And we could actually maybe make a visit to China in the future. Michael Hingson  26:36 Mia has learned to speak Chinese. Well, when Wesley Hagood  26:39 she was growing up, she would go to Chinese classes, you know, during the week or on weekends, I would take her go with her because she was so young. At first, she needed support. And when she got to high school, she got so busy, she had to stop doing that just because it was very challenging. And I think she's probably lost most of it. But like a lot of people when you when you learn a language, you can recover it very quickly, once you get back in that environment. Yeah. Michael Hingson  27:06 How do they communicate them? Do the people in China speak English? Or how do I see what you're saying? Wesley Hagood  27:11 Yeah, her birth parents did not speak any English. But her three older sisters, all of whom, by the way, either went to or the younger, youngest of the three, just a little bit older than me, is still in college. And in China. Oftentimes, many of the classes are taught in English or some of them are. And so the, at a minimum, the Chinese students have to be able to read and write in English, even if they're not very fluent in speaking, that's a little harder to do unless you have a partner back to Swift. But they, they and then of course, WeChat has a Translation Translation function, right? So you can just you type a message in Chinese and send it and then we click translate. It goes into English, we type in English, send it back, they hit translate, although they're they're pretty pretty versed in reading English, so they don't often have to translate it. Michael Hingson  28:04 So me as biological sister in college, what is she majoring in? Wesley Hagood  28:08 Well, they have three, the one that's still in college is actually a biology major. Right. Michael Hingson  28:14 There you go science again, science again. And then Wesley Hagood  28:17 the older two majored in business, and they're both working in Chinese companies. Michael Hingson  28:22 Well, at least there's a science connection. So that's a good thing. They're not as much math and biology necessarily, but still plenty. Wesley Hagood  28:31 Yeah, yeah. In this thing, more and more math than there used to be perhaps in biology? Yeah. Michael Hingson  28:37 Well, math is kind of the rudimentary thing of all of them. You know, physics is a great subject, but it is so math intensive. And what a lot of people never get to recognize is getting down to the philosophies of physics that, that the math has really helped create. And there's so much philosophy and in physics, about the universe, and so on. And it's sometimes it's helpful to separate the two. But math is important. Wesley Hagood  29:06 Very important. It's almost like the international language. Michael Hingson  29:10 So what's another question? When you found me as birth parents, what did they think of the whole thing? What did they think of you searching and finding them and so on? Wesley Hagood  29:24 Well, they were actually quite surprised. Maybe even we could use the word shocked, because they believe that Mia was still living in China. So they did not expect that when she contacted them to learn that she had been adopted internationally and living in the US all these years. So that's, that was kind of their initial reaction. Michael Hingson  29:48 How are they now? Wesley Hagood  29:49 They're fine. We had our first group video chat using WeChat video on Chinese New Year day in 2021. And it was, it was great to connect with them and, you know, meet all the members of the family and chat it was it was a little noisy because there were a lot of fireworks and things going on in the background because it was New Year's Day in China. But then subsequent to that Nia had another, more quiet conversation just with her mom. And then some of the other members joined later. And I think as I said, prior to this, we we stay in touch with them using WeChat. And just this morning, I was chatting with one of me as older biological sisters about whether they celebrated the Ching Ming Festival, which is known as the Tomb Sweeping festival in China, which occurred on April 5, and it's where you go and you clean up your ancestors graves and offer sacrifices and thanks. And the the the older sister Jeanne said no, we couldn't go this year because of the the pandemic. Yeah, so that's still playing havoc with family traditions in China. Michael Hingson  31:12 Yes, it is everywhere. So how is it then that Mia ended up being in an orphanage? What, what happened? Wesley Hagood  31:23 Well, the Mia had three older sisters. And when she was born, her family, primarily father decided to give her to a woman who wanted to adopt a girl. And actually me as they have played a big role in transferring her from her mom and dad on the Damia was born actually to this woman who lived in a remote mountainous village in Shin Yi city, which is where Mia was born. And as far as they knew me, I was still living with that woman and part of her family. All those years later, they're not certain how or why the woman somehow must have transferred me to the orphanage about 10 days after she was born. They don't really know and they've lost touch with this woman. So you could see why they'd be surprised when we contacted them and said she'd been living in the US all these years. It's funny, we had actually produced a video as a way to try to reconnect with me as family in China and had it put on some websites there. When Mia was about eight or nine years old, and me his aunt told me Oh, yeah, I remember seeing that video, she said, but I'd never thought it could have been MIA because we knew Mia was still living in China. So she never even realized that the video was of her nice Michael Hingson  32:52 circumstances and strange twists. Yes. Well, I assume that at some point, Mia wants to go back and visit and reconnect physically. Wesley Hagood  33:03 Yes, when Mia first learned about the identity of her birth family, one of the first things she said is, do you want to go visit. But as I said, That was back in October, November of 2020. And as you remember, the pandemic was pretty much raging then and there wasn't going to be really any likelihood of traveling to China. Of course, things got a lot better into China until recently with the arise of the Omicron v2 variant. And now as you've probably heard, it's spreading quite a bit throughout China. Last count, I heard there was at least 24 provinces that had that variant. And, for example, they have shut down Shanghai a city of 26 million people trying to test everybody and continue their policy of zero COVID in China. So because that particular variant is so transmissible my guess is it's going to be quite a while before they actually bring it under control or get the situation resolved. And it would be possible to travel to China again. Michael Hingson  34:04 Well, it'll be a joyous and certainly a good day when Mia can actually go back and see them. So I Exactly, yeah, I Oh, I hope to hear about that once it occurs. Wesley Hagood  34:17 I know we're looking forward to it. But as I said, it's going to be a while I have a feeling Michael Hingson  34:23 it'll happen though. Wesley Hagood  34:24 I think so I believe that. Michael Hingson  34:27 You you in in going through the whole search and so on. You documented it as you went along, or how did you? Did you keep a record of at all? Wesley Hagood  34:38 Well, what happened? I think I mentioned I sort of semi retired in about a year ago in June 2021. And for I'd say about two and a half years prior I had started writing a book. And the title of the book is searching for your Chinese birth family. And the purpose I wrote it to benefit the 120,000 Chinese adoptees and their adoptive parents who began adopting those girls, mostly girls, few boys, but in the early 1990s. And the idea was to really to share what we had learned during our family's journey with others who might want to do the same. You know, really, there was no roadmap, Michael, when we started this right there was there was really very little online even that you could find about how to go and search. And so I had to think long and hard about how would we actually be able to do this, right. And I think my first thought was, well, I need to find an investigative reporter in China. That was my thought, who speaks English, right? Because I did not speak Chinese, who would be willing to undertake this project is sort of, you know, searching for my, my daughter's biological family, if I would help fund it. And I couldn't find anyone who would be willing to, you know, accept that challenge. Right. So my next stop was well, okay, I at least need to be able to speak this person. How about an English teacher, you know, someone who speaks fluent English, who might be willing to help, and actually found a couple of English teachers who were willing to go out ask questions, hand out flyers, that sort of thing, trying to get the word out that Mia was trying to reconnect with her birth family. And so So, Michael Hingson  36:28 you know, these were teachers, these were teachers in China, Wesley Hagood  36:31 teachers in China, where Mia was found, right, but the idea was to document all of everything that we tried that didn't work, as well as what did work, and create a framework so that people who were either considering launching a search, or maybe they needed to reinvigorate their search, because they tried a couple of things and felt hopeless and had stopped, you know, given that big picture, that frame of reference of how can you do it? What are the different ways to search? What are the most effective ways? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each, each type of search, right? And, and I documented all that in a book that I, like I said, started writing about two and a half years before, before we even found me as birth parents. So it was really an act of faith, that we were going to that the process that I was following, which at that point in time, was the genetic genealogy based approach that, you know, the testing of DNA and matching to other individuals, and then trying to understand who their living relatives and ancestors were in creating family tree diagrams, and so forth was going to pay off. And it eventually did, and it was actually accelerated when we found that first cousin, because we knew exactly what to do in terms of what questions to ask. We had built been building relationships with people from China for quite some time and documenting, you know, the relationships, and we were able to go pretty quickly, once we found that first cousin, Michael Hingson  37:59 you documented it all, you got all the information? How did you go about writing the book, then? Did you do it all yourself? Did you get someone to help you with that? How did all that work Wesley Hagood  38:10 out? No, I pretty much wrote it all myself, you know, day by day, little by little sentence by sentence. Eventually, I reached out to a publisher, heritage books, who I thought might be interested in publishing a book like this, because they are known to publish books about genealogy and family history. And I was actually surprised when I sent a query letter out. And I think I sent a couple of chapters that I had written at that point in the book. And they came back to me and said, Yeah, we'd like to publish the book. Michael Hingson  38:44 And what company was out again, it's called Wesley Hagood  38:46 a heritage books, heritage books. Okay, heritage books, and they're well known for publishing, geologically, Jeanne, Jeanne genealogy and family history, types of books. So people that are interested in doing research about their ancestors, right, they're there. They're known for publishing books on that topic. And this book sort of seemed to fit right, because I was advocating using those types of processes to actually trace from living individuals to back to ancestors and then forward again to the birth family. And so they were interested and they basically just gave me their their guidelines in terms of, you know, the format and all of that and I met their requirements and sent the book in and they published it and it came out this past December. So it's really only been out a little over what cember January March, little over three months going on for months now. Along is the book. It's about 132 pages, okay. It, it talks about the document based search that I described earlier, the media base to the genetic genealogy base search, I then kind of advocate for that third type of searches, the one that if you really want to make that connection, that's your best chance to do it. because the first two types, although they've been successful, it's rare that you'll be able to use the documents that China gives you, or even other ones that they retain that they don't give you unless you go back to China and choir and ask for a copy. It's very rare that you're going to find first family that way. Michael Hingson  40:20 First, the whole concept of the app, the whole concept of genetic genealogy, and so on is sort of the same thing that has been used effectively, and very famously, in terms of solving some criminal cold, cold cases and tracing back genealogies through genetic coding. That's Wesley Hagood  40:37 exactly right. And if you if you look prior to solving this code cases, people were using and they developed this concept called genetic genealogy to fill in gaps in a person's family tree. And then someone in a police department read about it. And I wonder if he could use that same technique to find solve a cold case and find someone who had committed a crime? Michael Hingson  41:00 Yeah, and the famous person who did it, I don't recall her name, has been a very famous consultant and works with police departments all over. But she proved the whole point of what was doable. And it makes a lot of sense. And certainly, it makes a lot of sense to be able to go trace people like you're, you were and are trying to do. And, obviously, you need a little bit of cooperation on all sides. But it certainly is an exciting way to do it. Wesley Hagood  41:26 That's right. That's a cc more that you were Yes, right. CC more, right. She's very, very famous. In fact, she was one of the individuals who I believe coined the term. I think she did. Okay. Michael Hingson  41:37 Well, you know, you obviously put a lot of effort into this and as much as anything, the emotional effort to make it happen. So you, clearly we're very committed, does it surprise you now thinking back on it, how committed you were given the fact that your wife just sprung this on you one day? Wesley Hagood  42:00 Yeah. Well, I certainly knew that I was very committed, right, because in some sense, I had put off doing other things that I wanted to do in my life. Because I felt like it was really important for both of our daughters that were adopted from China, to be able to have that, you know, have that knowledge and to reconnect with their first family, their birth family. And so I was committed to doing it. And we're still searching for Mays birth family using the genetic genealogy technique. You know, we're trying to be patient continue to periodically check all the databases, her DNA is in a number of them. And at some point, I believe that she will match to a fairly close relative. And once that happens, if that individual will cooperate and share information with us about their living relatives and ancestors, we should be able to trace from those individuals, to Mays birth family. And to be honest, the likelihood of that occurring increases every day, because these databases continue to get larger and larger and larger. And CeCe Moore was one of the people and others Blaine bet injures another big name in this field, who, who realized that once just one to 3% of a population, has their DNA tested just one to 3%. If you have yours tested, you're likely to match a close relative, which I think is bizarre. But that's all you need. And then Michael Hingson  43:27 are there databases in China? I'm assuming that somehow that's the way it goes. Wesley Hagood  43:33 There are databases in China. In fact, there are many more than there are in the US or in the West. But the Western databases, ones that you'd be familiar with ones like ancestry.com 23, and me, my heritage, those those Family Tree DNA, they're much larger, much larger. And in China is still a relatively young industry, if you want to call it that they call it direct consumer testing. And so the largest DNA database that I know of, which is the one that we put me as DNA N and and she had the match is database called 23. Mo Fung, which means 23 Rubik's Cube, it only has 600,000, only 600,000 users. And so in some sense, we were quite fortunate that we matched to to someone since we they've not yet gotten to the point where they've tested one even 1% of the Chinese population of 1 billion people, right? They've got a ways to go but but like I said, every day, the likelihood increases that that you'll find a match. The challenge with China is getting your DNA into their databases. And as I said, they're so small that the likelihood of a match or close match is not high. But at some point, just like in the West, those databases will someone will dominate the market, maybe two or three companies and they will become very, very large. And then if a Chinese adoptee 10 with one of those databases, they're almost certain to find a close relative, and we'll get a match and, and you know, hopefully, if that person will cooperate, we'll be able to trace from that individual to their birth family. Michael Hingson  45:12 Rubik's Cube is an interesting way to help name a database like that. And it makes so much sense because it's all about so many different permutations to get somewhere. Wesley Hagood  45:24 Exactly. Exactly. Michael Hingson  45:26 Which, of course, tempts me to ask the question, did you ever have any success at solving Rubik's Cubes, especially with any kind of speed earlier in life? Wesley Hagood  45:36 Personally, I hate physical puzzles. Nia loves it, me, it was one of those kids that you could, you know, mess up the Rubik's Cube and hand it to her. And within just a couple of minutes, she could put it back in shape, I was never quite like that. What I like is solving, you know, the, the type of puzzle that that we focused on with me, you know, like, you've got a problem, and you need to find a solution, which means you need to build a methodology and apply it to the problem to come up with a solution. That's what I really enjoy. And I'd say, that's what I've done for most of my career, which was spent in consulting, you know, Michael Hingson  46:17 sure. Yeah. So me, me hasn't taught you the intuition of how to solve a Rubik's Cube, I gather, Wesley Hagood  46:24 she hasn't, I have no, I have no desire to learn it. Michael Hingson  46:28 Well, I like some physical puzzles, because they're a real puzzle. And I'm not thinking so much of jigsaw puzzles, but real puzzles, like that have a lot of intuition and some creativity behind them. But there's nothing like being able to solve puzzles, like what you did. And I love those kinds of puzzles. I guess, from a reading standpoint, that's also in part why I like a lot of mysteries, although I like really the well written ones, because there's a real puzzle there. And the trick is to solve it before you get to the end of the book. And there's some authors I can do that with. So their, their mysteries have become less interesting. But there are some that I thought were some of the greatest puzzle creators that I've ever encountered, because I've never been able to come anywhere close to solving them until we get to the end of the book. And then it really is obvious. And there were just things I didn't pick up on. Sure. But puzzles, puzzles are great. And they do, they do tend to challenge the mind. Wesley Hagood  47:35 Right, exactly. And that's the type I like the best. Yeah, Michael Hingson  47:39 well, I guess that comes from, for both of us from some science backgrounds, we do deal with a lot of puzzles. And the more we solve the more we develop our own mindsets and our own brains. And the more curious we become I know, I've been curious my whole life. And that's a good thing to be curious. I agree. Absolutely. You clearly have demonstrated an ability to be curious and be patient about allowing your curiosity to take you wherever it goes. All your kids that same way. And your wife. Wesley Hagood  48:15 You know, I don't know if I'd say curious, I hadn't thought about that. The thing that first thing that comes to mind when I think about all of our for older children is that they're all extremely hard workers. That also applies to me. And May, they're all very hard workers. And I'd like to think that that's because we gave them an example of a model to follow. Michael Hingson  48:34 Well, and that's, of course, always a good thing to be able to be a good role model on. That's something that I think kids need in general, and we need to be the role models to bring them to where we would like them to be, which is successful, anchored and so on. Wesley Hagood  48:54 That's right, and mature and moral people, which is very important. Michael Hingson  48:58 Yeah. Yeah. So it's a it's an ongoing process. Needless to say, Well, tell me a little bit about if you were to talk to people about this whole concept of the unstoppable mindset and, and well, what does it mean to you? And how would you encourage people to go about developing a greater mindset and I deliberately use the term when creating the podcast unstoppable mindset because I believe that it is for me. It started in thinking about surviving the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11. And what I never understood at that time, and even for many years afterwards was I knew that I was focused and calm during the escape. Clearly not seeing what was going on. But also recognizing it didn't matter that I didn't see what was going on. And that's something that's so hard for people to understand. But the airplane hit and are building 18 floors. Above us on the other side of the building. So the reality is in the environment where I found myself going down the stairs, no one knew we were all in the same boat. But for me, what I realized, in going through the process was, I stayed focused. And it took a while to recognize Well, I did all that because I had learned what to do in an emergency, I had consulted with the Port Authority, people I had consulted with fire people and others, and not only learn what the procedures were in case of any kind of an emergency, but also learned all the physical information that I could learn, and it eventually just kind of clicked into a mindset. To me, I knew what I could do. And I knew that I knew everything that I could, could know, even so I asked my question myself the question many times, anything else you think you ought to learn or anything else you want to inquire about? And sometimes I got new ideas and went nasty about them. But it created a mindset. So when September 11 attacks happened, I just started observing, and drawing conclusions, and reacting to those, rather than just being panicked by the fact that somebody said, I see fire and smoke and millions of pieces of burning paper above us, and we got to get out of here right now. Right? So what how would, how would you advise? Or what would you advise people about unstoppable mindset, that whole concept? Yeah, Wesley Hagood  51:27 well, I would say this, for sort of the vast majority of my career, I was, I worked as a management consultant, right. And sort of the definition in my mind of a management consultant is a person who, in my case, advise government managers on how to think about and improve their processes, find a better way to work be more successful, right. And one of the things that we had to do was be comfortable with ambiguity. Because, as you said, after the events occurred on 911, there were a lot of things that you just didn't know, you didn't know what was happening, right. And so I think, you have to be comfortable with ambiguity. It's not easy. We all like certainty, right? We don't like ambiguity, but you have to become comfortable with it. And I'd say in the world in which we live, we have to, we have to be comfortable with things not being clear. But at the same time, as you said, not panicking. Thinking about what we know what we don't know, what's the best way to go forward? What what are our goals? How do we accomplish them. And I would say that, you know, if, if something's really important to you, or to your family, you should never give up, you should just stick with it. That doesn't mean you have to burn yourself out, right? You can take breaks, like when we were searching, there were times where it was so exhausting. You just needed to take a break and go off and do something else have a picnic. Whatever it was, you know, take a day trip, right? Take breaks, but don't quit, don't give up, stop periodically assess what you're doing. Ask yourself, is this working? Is it leading me any closer to my goal or not? If it isn't, then try a different approach. And the final chapter of the book is called our story. And the reason I put it at the end of the book, where there was two reasons why number one, I've read books about searching for birth parents, not Chinese birth parents, but just in general, you know, like in the US, for example, or something. And people sort of interleave their story in in with the process. And it makes it very confusing. And it's almost like a tangent, right, that takes you away from well, what are the steps I should be following? I didn't want to confuse the readers with that. So I put it at the very end of the book saying, look, here's our story. If you read this, at the end, you'll you'll have a better understanding of the process we followed and why we you know why I came to the conclusion that this, this one approach was the best approach to search. But also, I put it there because I wanted them to understand all of the things we tried that did not work and that despite failure, if you will, we'd never gave up right? It's really like you would say the unstoppable mind. Okay, that won't work. Let's try this. That won't work. Let's try that. There are a lot of revelations in the book, things that I tried or almost tried that, that, that that didn't make a lot of sense, but I wanted the reader to understand we've tried just about everything possible, to give them the context and understand that what I'm advocating what we're advocating as a family will work if you stick with it, right. We've tried all these things so you don't have to think of it that way. We failed many times so that you can make a quicker If you can move more quickly to success. And so that's that would be my advice right to someone in terms of developing an unstoppable mind. And I would like to add, I think you should also pray for God's guidance, I'll tell you, my wife spent years per she, she spent far more time praying that we would eventually find me and his birth families. And I did not to say I didn't cry, because I certainly did. But I probably did more physical work, she did more praying. And I think it was the combination of those things that also helped us actually get there and sustain us, you know, through the, the arduous process, if you will. Michael Hingson  55:44 I wonder how much praying she did, to get to the point of having the wisdom to approach you and get you to come on board and then praying for you to be a part of it. That'd be prayers there, too. But the power of prayer is really important. And I think that whether God says it or not, life is a puzzle. And you demonstrate so vividly the concept of solving a puzzle. And people will come along, as time goes by, from reading your book, and maybe listening to this podcast or just from their own experience. And we'll add more to the puzzle solution, which is what makes this so exciting. One of the most important things that I have learned and you talked about ambiguity, and so on, one of the things that I find most important to say to people is, don't worry about what you can't control focus on what you can. And that was a message that I got, and is talked about in Thunder dog where I believe well, I know God spoke to me because it was a very physical speaking to me, which is something that I think is hard for a lot of people to understand. But there are things we don't have control over. And if we fret about that, and spend our time worrying about that, then we shift away from dealing with what we can and making things better. And the reality is what we can't control will get worked out one way or another. We just don't have any control over it. So why should we spend a lot of our energy on it, it just gets frustrating. Wesley Hagood  57:21 And that's that's a good message to remind others and remind ourself of often right that what does it say in the Bible, there's a passage about not being able to like extend your height by a little bit or your life by a single day, something to that effect. So why worry about those things, right? Focus on what you can control what you can do, Michael Hingson  57:42 the rest will take care of itself. So if people want to get a copy of your book, well, actually, before we do that, I want you to if you will talk a little bit about FCC. Wesley Hagood  57:55 FCC. Yes, FCC stands for families with children from China. And I am the president of the FCC chapter in the capitol area. So Washington, DC, serving families in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. And we were a group of families that just sort of self organized. Like I said, back in the sort of like maybe mid 90s, as adoption from China started to happen on a more regular basis. And really, the purpose of it was to help other families who were seeking to do the same to help them understand the process, what it would be like and to create a community for those families who had done something that was really rather unique at that point in time. And it's grown to the point where there are chapters there, each sort of individually, individually structured, all over the US and really all over the world. But then as as the number of adoptions has declined from China, and the children that were adopted as infants, often right, our young children have grown up and are now in their teens, or maybe in college, maybe even young adults outside of college, the chapters have started to decline and a number of them have are inactive, right. But most still have a Facebook group or something so that you can get in touch with them if you'd like to do so. Especially for families who are still continuing to adopt from China. Michael Hingson  59:29 Is there a website? Wesley Hagood  59:31 Best thing to do is just go to Facebook and type families with children from China and you'll find them pop up all over the Michael Hingson  59:38 place. So there isn't like an fcc.org or families with children from china.org. Wesley Hagood  59:43 There, there was one like that. But that one's even defunct now. It's it wasn't a How can I say this? It wasn't a single organization. It was a collection of organizations who all had kind of a common purpose, right, and tended to use a common name, but each each individual one was individually charter, usually with the state in which they were located. So there Michael Hingson  1:00:13 wasn't a confederation or just as you said, an individual organization, they were just, yeah, groups that formed, obviously, with a very common and relevant purpose. Wesley Hagood  1:00:25 Exactly. Yeah. Well, part part of what they also did was to help, you know, help the families and the children learn about Chinese culture, Chinese customs, etc. Because that's something that we all promised when we adopted those children that we would raise them with knowledge of their country, their culture, their customs, that sort of thing. Michael Hingson  1:00:47 Well, if people want to get your book, how can they do that? And if people want to reach out to you and maybe talk with you, or gain more wisdom from you, how can they do that? Wesley Hagood  1:00:56 Okay, well, the easiest way to find the book is just to go to Amazon books and search for the title. And the title again, was searching for your Chinese birth family searching for your Chinese birth family. And then if they wanted to reach me, the easiest way would just be to send me an email to my Gmail email address, which is my name, Wesley middle initial, O, last name. Hagood@gmail.com. Michael Hingson  1:01:22 And Hagood. Is H A G O O D? Wesley Hagood  1:01:25 That's right. H A G O O D? No. Y inHagood. Michael Hingson  1:01:30 Well, that is is really so cool. And I'm really glad that you came on to tell your story. I think it's an important story for people to hear. And you obviously enjoyed the adventure, challenges and all and you obviously demonstrated a very strong, unstoppable mindset going through all of that in any way that that implies. Wesley Hagood  1:01:56 Yeah. Well, Michael, thank you so much for having me on your on your podcast show. It's great, great to be with you. Michael Hingson  1:02:03 Well, I enjoy it. And hopefully, if you find other people that you think would be good guests, no matter the subject, we'd love to hear from them. If you want to come back and talk about engineering, we can do that. You and I both have worked long enough with the government, however, that there are probably a lot of government contracts we can talk about otherwise we would no longer exists in the world. And Wesley Hagood  1:02:26 that's true. If you're like me, you signed the statement that you'll keep this information confidential for the rest of your lifetime. So Michael Hingson  1:02:33 what information is that expense? So I was I used to sell products to SAIC and other government agencies and I've worked for a company that that made products and we had a lot of fun but some some really interesting very quiet contracts. And that's okay. I'm all for for security when it's relevant to do but it's, it's a lot of fun to have had you on and clearly you have demonstrated some some great things that I think will inspire people so I really appreciate you doing it. And for those you know, for those of you listening, love to hear your thoughts, you can email me Michael Hingson, you can email me at Michaelhi M I C H A E L H I at accessiBe A C C E S S I B E.com. You can go to www. Michaelhingson.com M I C H A E L H I N G S O N.com/podcast. To hear other episodes, or you can go to any place where you find podcasts. And if you found this elsewhere, go there and you'll find the rest of the unstoppable mindset episodes. And please give us a five star rating. Please say positive things. We appreciate that. But I'd love to hear any thoughts that you have. And if anyone out there listening has ideas for guests, or you want to volunteer please do so I'd love to hear from you, Wesley again, thanks very much for being here and for giving us a lot of insights today. Thank you so much, Michael. Michael Hingson  1:04:09 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. I appreciate it very much. To learn more about the concept of blinded by fear, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com forward slash blinded by fear and while you're there, feel free to pick up a copy of my free eBook entitled blinded by fear. The unstoppable mindset podcast is provided by access cast an initiative of accessiBe and is sponsored by accessiBe. Please visit www.accessibe.com. accessiBe is spelled a c c e s s i b e. There you can learn all about how you can make your website inclusive for all persons with disabilities and how you can help make the internet fully inclusive by 2025. Thanks again for listening. Please come back and visit us again next week.

Crossbody of Work
Ep 115: Kelly Kelly

Crossbody of Work

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 72:23


This week it's all about Kelly Kelly! We're looking at the career of Kelly from WWECW all the way to her release in 2012. We've got matches against Beth Phoenix, Ariel, Eve Torres, and more. Follow us on Twitter at @CrossbodyOfWork and be sure to rate and subscribe wherever you're listening. https://www.everytown.org/states/ https://momsdemandaction.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 47:11


Podcast節目精彩內容:子綺終於回台!防疫流程體驗&感受走路上山上課,就為了等即將到來的德國9-Euro-Ticket?!子綺和德國女孩的尋貓記德國路上的流浪動物多嗎?Kelly忙碌了一週,覺得厭世了嗎?週末放鬆行程 - 純抱或純吃?德國春夏季的市集和活動來啦~Kelly德國室友的台灣划拳初體驗 爆笑亂喊拳奇聞軼事德國人也想要有補假?彈性放假到底怪不怪? 留言告訴我們你會划這個拳嗎?你覺得應該彈性放假嗎? 最後,如果你想支持Kelly和子綺繼續錄製更多節目,請我們喝杯珍珠奶茶吧! https://pay.firstory.me/user/ikellytalk 也歡迎到這裡留言討論喔! https://open.firstory.me/user/cklxzuhjir0vk08049esolofo/comments 工商服務: 德語作文/論文批改服務:https://bit.ly/3It3aqm 「成為線上家教之路2.0」課程:https://bit.ly/3vcPk6W Powered by Firstory Hosting

No One's Ready For Wrestling
Episode 160: My Live Experience With AEW!!!

No One's Ready For Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 168:13


Did this episode with a shot voice so you guys are aware!! Episode 160 of No One's Ready For Wrestling discusses AEW being called out after removing boos from Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti segment. Tony Khan ruthlessly blasted for claiming that AEW haters are paid bots and Eric Bischoff is embarrassed for Tony Khan after the claims. Former ROH Tag Champs sign with AEW. The AEW Console Game is coming much sooner than expected. Jim Cornette praises a Young Bucks Match?!?!?! Rey Fenix is expected to return soon. I detail my live experience at AEW since it came to NOLA!! Satnam Singh makes his Dynamite debut and it received mixed bags (even I didn't know who he was live). What happened after Dynamite went off the air? Juice Robinson is finished with NJPW. The Good Brothers IMPACT Wrestling contract set to expire this summer. Kaleb (With A K) is finished with IMPACT Wrestling. Shinjiro Ontani suffers a serious injury. Lince Dorado pulls out from wrestling after Marty Scrull & Travis Banks were announced. WWE given praise for repackaging Lacey Evans. Mark Henry calls out WWE for "losing faith" in Asuka and my take on that. Nash Carter's firing wasn't receive well backstage from talent (Gee You THINK!!!!). Kelly Kelly promises to wrestle again in WWE? Wendy Choo signs a contract extension with WWE. Is Brandi Rhodes coming back to WWE and if so, would she have an on screen role? The Undertaker is getting a podcast?! WWE sets new pre-sale ticket registration record for UK stadium event. Sasha Banks wants Jon Moxley, Goldust, and Ruby Riott back in WWE and I think that will never happen. Raul Mendoza gets his name changed. Adam Cole talks about Triple H. What the hell was that ending to the match between AJ Styles & Damian Priest on RAW? The Usos vs RK-Bro in a Title Unification match is official. The Creed Brothers looked like stars in the Gauntlet Match on NXT. Adam Cole & Hangman Page destroy each other in a Texas Deathmatch on Rampage for the AEW World Championship! Finally, my guess on what the announcement Tony Khan might reveal on Dynamite next week. All this and so much more RIGHT HERE on No One's Ready For Wrestling!!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shinodphoenix/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shinodphoenix/support

UTTPODCAST - Unbooking The Territory
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UTTPODCAST - Unbooking The Territory

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 134:57


"Big Meaty Cool" @RealChrisBellis and "Da Meat Guy" @ScottishJuggalo prepare their barbed-wire baseball bats and tape up their Taipei fists for a trip to the EXTREME!! And when you think of extreme, hardcore wrestling, you think of ECW December to Dismember 2006, right? Is it really the worst WWE-produced pay-per-view of all time? Was the world ready for the X-factor that was Kelly Kelly? Is the tag opener still going on? Download and listen to find out!!!

Law Talk with Herrling Clark
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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 34:21


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Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 38:02


Over the past year, there have been significant changes to the child tax credit. So what exactly do taxpayers need to know about the differences from last year to this year, and how will those changes affect them? What do people need to know about changes to the Child Tax Credit? On today's episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by David Newville and Gabriel Zucker to talk about the mechanics of these tax changes. David Newville is Senior Program Director for Tax Benefits at Code for America. David has spent the last decade in Washington building financial security for low- and moderate-income people, including during a stint as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Treasury Department during the Obama administration. Gabriel Zucker is the Associate Policy Director for Tax Benefits at Code for America. Zucker has nearly a decade of experience in the evaluation, design, and implementation of progressive policy and has previously conducted research and advocacy on veteran homelessness programs and paid family leave. Listen to Kelly, David, and Gabriel discuss the Child Tax Credit:What is the newest expansion to the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and what do taxpayers need to know? Kelly, David, and Gabriel discuss the role of advance payments in relation to the CTC expansion. The CTC is similar to and different from the pandemic stimulus payments, causing confusion for taxpayers. How do they differ? What kinds of tools are available to families to ensure that they receive the credit they need? David and Gabriel talk about this and how they have been involved in the process. Many American taxpayers are reluctant to become involved with the IRS. How are IRS officials working to overcome the challenge of people's fear about turning over personal information? Kelly and her guests discuss possible future steps to provide economic support for taxpayers. What tools and options are in development for simplifying the tax filing process?  Is there any other important information that taxpayers should know about the CTC's changes or tax filing trends?  More about Kelly:Kelly is the creator and host of the Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them. You can find out more about Kellyhttps://www.taxgirl.com/about-taxgirl/ ( here) and you can follow her onhttp://www.twitter.com/taxgirl ( Twitter),https://www.facebook.com/taxgirl ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/therealtaxgirl ( Instagram), andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgirl/ ( Linkedin). To subscribe to the podcast (it's free!) using Apple, Spotify, or your favorite listening app,https://www.taxgirl.com/taxgirl-podcast/podcast-subscription/ ( click here). Links mentioned:Kelly's Website –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( Taxgirl) David's Twitter –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( )https://twitter.com/dlnewville (@dlnewville) Gabriel's Twitter –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( )https://twitter.com/ZuckerGabriel (@ZuckerGabriel) David's Company Page – https://codeforamerica.org/people/david-newville/ (David Newville) Gabriel's Company Page – https://codeforamerica.org/people/gabriel-zucker/ (Gabriel Zucker)

Taxgirl
84: Education and Student Loan Survival

Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 41:39


Education has become less affordable in recent years leading many to take out student loans. Unfortunately, new borrowers often find it challenging to navigate the complex processes surrounding student loans and payments. What information do borrowers need to make wise student loan decisions? On today's episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by Bobby Matson to talk about student loan debt. Bobby is the CEO of Payitoff, which provides technology solutions for producing positive financial outcomes for student loan borrowers. It was founded with the goals of streamlining the complicated student loan system and saving borrowers money. Listen to Kelly and Bobby discuss student loans:How can technology solutions like apps and platforms help borrowers with the student loan borrowing and payment processes? Kelly speaks on her own student loan debt experiences and the confusion borrows face with complex processes like repayment rules, loan levels, and payment options. How can the topic of student loans be broken down in a way that is understandable to the people who have to pay them? Kelly and Bobby speak about the interest deductions that borrowers can get on their taxes for having student loans and the qualifications involved. Why is it important, and why can it be helpful to have conversations and educate students about student loan options? There are few options available that provide simple assistance with loan repayment, as the system is complex. Bobby explains why software offered by his company can help connect people with better repayment methods. Many people must choose which debts to repay before others when it comes to repayment. How does the emotional component of debt impact people's repayment decisions? How does the stigma around borrowing affect the way people discuss and treat and discuss their debt? Kelly and Bobby discuss student loan forgiveness and the Department of Education's targeted relief programs for loan borrowers. How could access to information about loans and payment programs help people make better economic decisions? More about Kelly:Kelly is the creator and host of the Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them. You can find out more about Kellyhttps://www.taxgirl.com/about-taxgirl/ ( here) and you can follow her onhttp://www.twitter.com/taxgirl ( Twitter),https://www.facebook.com/taxgirl ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/therealtaxgirl ( Instagram), andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgirl/ ( Linkedin). To subscribe to the podcast (it's free!) using Apple, Spotify, or your favorite listening app,https://www.taxgirl.com/taxgirl-podcast/podcast-subscription/ ( click here). Links mentioned:Kelly's Website –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( Taxgirl) Bobby's Twitter –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( )https://twitter.com/bomatson (@bomatson) Payitoff Twitter –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( )https://twitter.com/payitoffapp (@payitoffapp) Payitoff LinkedIn –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( )https://www.linkedin.com/company/payitoff?trk=public_profile_topcard-current-company (LinkedIn)

Taxgirl
82: Tax Preparation - What Taxpayers Need to Know

Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 40:50


With tax season starting, many taxpayers are considering the best ways to file their returns and prepare their tax documents. But, with so many methods and room for confusion, what knowledge should taxpayers have to make the process go smoothly? What information should taxpayers know to prepare themselves for this tax season?On today's episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by Mark Steber to talk about everything that taxpayers should know and expect this tax season. Mark is a Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Information Officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Listen to Kelly and Mark discuss the upcoming tax season:Which tax payment processes are confusing and intimidating to DIY taxpayers this year? The IRS is not set up to help Americans get the most out of their tax experience regarding things like tax preparation and refunds. Mark shares his opinion on why this is the case. Kelly and Mark discuss the challenges facing nonfilers. Mark talks about why he encourages all taxpayers to ask their professionals upfront about the cost of their tax preparation services. How should tax practitioners promote their services and what they're offering? Big branded tax professional services are not always the best options for taxpayers to form long-lasting relationships with their tax professionals. Kelly and Mark address this concern that people have about these companies and their tax professionals. What should taxpayers be prepared for when working with a tax professional? What questions should they be asking to get the most out of their experience? Mark and Kelly discuss guarantees in the tax business, audit relief for audit protection, and what they think should be the role of a tax professional in those situations where taxpayers are looking for these guarantees. Last year stimulus checks presented a significant issue for taxpayers trying to file their returns. Kelly asks Mark what he thinks will be problematic for taxpayers this year. Should the tax filing season deadline be changed? Mark explains why he doesn't believe the deadline should be adjusted. More about Kelly:Kelly is the creator and host of the Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them. You can find out more about Kellyhttps://www.taxgirl.com/about-taxgirl/ ( here) and you can follow her onhttp://www.twitter.com/taxgirl ( Twitter),https://www.facebook.com/taxgirl ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/therealtaxgirl ( Instagram), andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgirl/ ( Linkedin). To subscribe to the podcast (it's free!) using Apple, Spotify, or your favorite listening app,https://www.taxgirl.com/taxgirl-podcast/podcast-subscription/ ( click here). Links:Kelly's Website –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( Taxgirl) Mark's Website – https://www.jacksonhewitt.com/about-jackson-hewitt/editorial-policy/mark-steber/ (Jackson Hewitt) Mark's Twitter – https://twitter.com/marksteber?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@marksteber)

The Chronicles of She

The tea is piping hot with with sex tape talk, lawsuit wins, assault, and narcissistic fools coming out of the dark.

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
Episode 906-The Almighty Chamber of Saudi! R.I.P Dr. Johnny Fever | The RCWR Show 1/31/22

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 132:50


Hosted by 411Mania Columnist Lee Sanders. 1/31/22 Synopsis: Lee is back covering WWE RAW fallout as all hands are on deck to build up the card for Elimination Chamber coming up on Saturday, February 19th in Saudi Arabia. Lita and Becky Lynch return! Brock confronts Lashley and loads more! How about those Shane McMahon Royal Rumble reports? R.I.P Howard Hessman aka Dr. Johnny Fever of WKRP in Cincinnati. Lee shares how Dr. Fever had a profound impact on his life growing up as a kid listening to FM Radio. AEW DARK Elevation results. Wrestling TV ratings are in from last week. Congrats to IMPACT WRESTLING for continuing to bring in strong solid viewership. WWE did IMPACT WRESTLING more good than AEW did for IMPACT. Sean Waltman aka X-PAC didn't make his return at the Royal Rumble but he is for GCW's next PPV. Kelly Kelly responds to folks criticizing her on potentially having plastic surgery. Preview for this week's NWA POWERRR and programming notes.COVERING THE LATEST IN WRESTLING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND BEYOND SINCE 2011.SUPPORT THE SHOW FOR EVEN MORE GREAT, NEW, AND EXCLUSIVE CONTENT! PATREON: patreon.com/rcwrshow​​​​LISTEN THE RCWR SHOW ON THE FOLLOWING PLATFORMS:AMAZON MUSIC & AUDIBLE! https://rebrand.ly/jdt4b9vITUNES: https://rb.gy/rsax57PANDORA! https://rb.gy/3v3oc8iHEARTRADIO: https://rb.gy/j0isjnSTITCHER: http://bit.ly/1yByytu​​​​TUNE IN: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/The-RCWR-Show-with-Lee-Sanders-p534304/===========================FOLLOW THE RCWR SHOW ALL THROUGHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA!!!http://www.twitter.com/TheRCWRshowhttp://www.Twitch.tv/RCWRshowhttp://www.YouTube.com/THERCWRSHOWhttp://www.instagram.com/THERCWRSHOWhttp://www.facebook.com/THERCWRSHOW

Taxgirl
81: Impacts on the Tax Profession in 2022

Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 43:31


It comes as no surprise that recent events have had significant effects on the economy and businesses as a result. But with inflation causing soaring prices, many tax practitioners have experienced significant impacts on their professions. What challenges are tax practitioners experiencing in 2022, and how can they successfully navigate the effects on their professions?On today's episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by Tony Novak to talk about the impact of inflation on the tax practitioner profession. Tony is a serial small business entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area. He founded MedSave, a first-generation insurance exchange, and Freedom Benefits™, a benefits firm for contractor's business. He is a graduate of Delaware Valley University (BS, 1982), Temple University (MBA in Finance and Accounting, 1985), and Villanova Law School (MT, Compensation Planning, 1995). He primarily served the construction industry, including a term on the board of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Now his passion is promoting rural business redevelopment in South Jersey, promoting tax-free small business investments in restorative aquaculture, sustainable fishing, and waterfront recreation. He operates a sole practitioner CPA firm steps from the beach at Money Island, New Jersey that serves other entrepreneurs and investors. Listen to Kelly and Tony discuss impacts on the tax profession in 2022:In the competitive world of tax practices, it can be hard to survive as a small businesses accounting firm. Kelly asks Tony for his opinion on how these professionals can adjust their practices to stay in business. How can tax practitioners identify the best billable rates for their service in a society where asking others is inappropriate? Kelly and Tony discuss the stress that individuals in the tax profession experience and its effect on their health, personal lives, and career decisions. Many people view hiring a tax practitioner as a discretionary cost rather than a necessary one and feel more comfortable with price shopping and deduction shopping. Kelly discusses this and its relation to the tax profession's stress on practitioners, especially those handling small businesses. Tony and Kelly speak on the importance of managing expectations and communicating effectively with clients. They touch on the innovative ways that technology is being used in recent years to benefit small businesses, practitioners, and their communication. What is the best method for making billing adjustments in the tax profession? How do billing methods relate to this regarding hourly rates and flat fees? In our increasingly cost-conscious environment, how can tax professionals navigate the decision to increase their rates and the effect of their rates on the quality of their services? Often, people don't consider the additional value that employing tax professionals can provide to them in the form of ensuring tax compliance and planning for their futures. How has this influenced the livelihood of tax professionals? Kelly and Tony discuss pivoting and how making adjustments to one's practice can be beneficial in an economy that is constantly changing. More about Kelly:Kelly is the creator and host of the Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them. You can find out more about Kellyhttps://www.taxgirl.com/about-taxgirl/ ( here) and you can follow her onhttp://www.twitter.com/taxgirl ( Twitter),https://www.facebook.com/taxgirl ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/therealtaxgirl ( Instagram), andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgirl/ ( Linkedin). To subscribe to the podcast (it's free!) using Apple, Spotify, or your favorite listening app,https://www.taxgirl.com/taxgirl-podcast/podcast-subscription/ ( click here)....

Wende 2.0 - PASSION PROJECT PODCAST
S 2, Ep 5: The SKINNY on INTERMITTENT FASTING

Wende 2.0 - PASSION PROJECT PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 48:53


Wende 2.0 and Kelly Weston Free of Kelly's Coaching and Consulting LLC, discuss Intermittent Fasting! What it is, why you want to do it, how to do it and we even provide you with resources to do more research for yourself. Come join us for this interesting and entertaining podcast! Be sure to do all the good social media things, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and leave us some POSITIVE COMMENTS! How to find Wende 2.0 Linktree: https://linktr.ee/uniquelywende Email: wendesworldofwellness@protonmail.com How to find Kelly - Kelly's Coaching and Consulting LLC Facebook: Kelly Weston Free Email: Kellywestonfree@gmail.com

Everything Pro Wrestling
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Full Show Review

Everything Pro Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 72:50


#WWE #RoyalRumble #WrestleMania DATE: January 29, 2022, 8:00 pm LOCATION: The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri AVAILABLE ON: Peacock, WWE Network (outside of the U.S.) CARD / RESULTS 30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, WWE United States Champion Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Happy Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Omos, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Randy Orton, Riddle, RAW Tag Team Champion Otis, RAW Tag Team Champion Chad Gable, 8 Superstars TBA 30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita, Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, 9 participants TBA WWE TITLE MATCH Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c) WWE UNIVERSAL TITLE MATCH Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c) SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are banned from ringside. RAW WOMEN'S TITLE MATCH Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c) MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse Source: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/events/2021/3754/wwe-royal-rumble-2022/ GRADE SCALE A+ Classic A Tremendous A- Amazing B+ Great B Good B- Solid C+ Decent C Average C- OK D+ Bad D Really Bad D- Terrible F+ Horrible F Who booked this? F- Change The Channel/Unforgettable/Unforgivable Awful Match * WE HAVE SOME GREAT MERCH ON TEE PUBLIC

Pro Wrestling Zone
Make Pro Wrestling Majestic Again 41: WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Review and Reaction!

Pro Wrestling Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 67:35


Watch our full podcast here ➡️➡️➡️ anchor.fm/majestic-production WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Match Card: 30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, WWE United States Champion Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Happy Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, 15 Superstars TBA 30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita, Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, 9 participants TBA WWE TITLE MATCH Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c) WWE UNIVERSAL TITLE MATCH Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c) SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are banned from ringside. RAW WOMEN'S TITLE MATCH Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c) MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse Watch our full podcast here ➡️➡️➡️ anchor.fm/majestic-production

Backstage Heat
Backstage Heat Episode 33: Royal Rumble 2022

Backstage Heat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 33:22


Join two good brothers as we make you laugh and give you some accurate Royal Rumble predictions WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Bobby Lashley WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
"The Usos are banned from ringside" Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins 30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Participants: AJ Styles, Big E, Damian Priest, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Riddle, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Samy Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rick Boogs, Austin Theory, Omos, Ricochet, Chad Gable, Otis, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss, Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Johnny Knoxville 30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Participants: Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Natalya, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Tamina, Aliyah, Sonya Deville, Lita, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae WWE RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Express with Bilal Vakani
Royal Rumble Fantasy Draft and Preview

The Express with Bilal Vakani

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022


SiriusXM Canada Host and Producer Bilal Vakani, Second City's Daniel Shehori and Never Sleep Network's Alex Ross preview the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble. The three of them all agree that Edge and Beth Phoenix will defeat the Miz and Maryse in their first match as a tag team. Also that Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch will retain her Women's title against Doudrop. As well as Universal Champion Roman Reigns defending his title against Seth Rollins. However, things are less clear when it comes to Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley for the WWE Champion match. In a match that could see Lashley regain the title. As for the Men's Royal Rumble Team Alex is: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, Happy Corbin, Dominik Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Johnny Knoxville, Dolph Ziggler and Edge, Team Dan: Omos, Austin Theory, Kevin Owen, Bron Breakker, Gunter, Shane Mchamon, Otis, LA King, Chad Gable and Cody Rhodes. Team Bilal: Big E, Riddle, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Damien Priest, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Wood and Cesaro. And in the Women's Royal Rumble Team Alex: Bianca, Belair, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Shayna, Paige, Carmella, Tamina, Kelly Kelly, Dana Brooke and Brie Bella Team Dan: Ronda Rousey, Bayley, Naomi, Lita, Mickie James, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Xia Li, Trish Stratus and Big Swole. Team Bilal: Alexa Bliss, Rhea Ripley, Charlotte, Liv Morgan, Nikki Bella, Nikki Ash, Raquel Gonzalez, Queen Zelina, Io and Natayla. Overall it looks to be a show that offers more then it can possibly deliver.

Everything Pro Wrestling
Royal Rumble 2022 Preview and Predictions

Everything Pro Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 27:12


DATE: January 29, 2022 8:00 pm LOCATION: The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri AVAILABLE ON: Peacock, WWE Network (outside of the U.S.) CARD / RESULTS 30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, WWE United States Champion Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Happy Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Omos, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Randy Orton, Riddle, RAW Tag Team Champion Otis, RAW Tag Team Champion Chad Gable, 8 Superstars TBA 30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita, Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, 9 participants TBA WWE TITLE MATCH Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c) WWE UNIVERSAL TITLE MATCH Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c) SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are banned from ringside. RAW WOMEN'S TITLE MATCH Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c) MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse Source: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/events/2021/3754/wwe-royal-rumble-2022/ * WE HAVE SOME GREAT MERCH ON TEE PUBLIC

Taxgirl
80: Ask The Taxgirl - Answering Listener Questions

Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 29:24


The Taxgirl Podcast discusses tax news, tax info, and tax policy. With so many taxation-related rules, facts, and updates, it's easy to be left with questions about tax processes. Luckily, the Taxgirl mailbag allows readers and listeners to submit their tax questions for Kelly to address.  What questions do listeners want to ask the Taxgirl?Can people make money "under the table" that is not reported to the IRS or recorded as a form of employment? Is this wrong, and what are the repercussions of choosing not to report this income? How do Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes, and income reporting work for freelancers or self-employed people?  What are the disadvantages to "working under the table" regarding benefits, retirement contributions, employment records, and payment conflicts? How are annual loss limits applied to losses and gains in the stock market? Are there annual losses that you can carry forward to later years after you've exhausted your capital gains? If you receive money as gifts, do you need to report the money to the IRS? Is there any scenario where this money could be excluded? Can people receive money gifts over $15k in multiple payments so that it is not taxed, or would this be considered structuring payments? What tax issues can accompany actions taken with the intent to avoid tax payments? How are monetary gifts taxed? How often does gift taxing affect middle-class taxpayers? How do reporting requirements affect cash deposits into bank accounts? If someone were to make a deposit of over $10,000, would the bank report it, and what would happen? Why might someone be denied a tax refund advance loan? If someone is turned down, can they reapply elsewhere? Can social media influencers/creators write off their college tuition as a deductible expense related to their business? What qualifiers make a business expense deductible? More about Kelly:Kelly is the creator and host of the Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them. You can find out more about Kellyhttps://www.taxgirl.com/about-taxgirl/ ( here) and you can follow her onhttp://www.twitter.com/taxgirl ( Twitter),https://www.facebook.com/taxgirl ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/therealtaxgirl ( Instagram), andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgirl/ ( Linkedin). To subscribe to the podcast (it's free!) using Apple, Spotify, or your favorite listening app,https://www.taxgirl.com/taxgirl-podcast/podcast-subscription/ ( click here). Links:Kelly's Website –http://www.taxgirl.com/ ( Taxgirl)

Outside The Studio
How Meditation Changes Your Brain with Kelly Smith

Outside The Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 57:05


How Meditation Changes Your Brain with Kelly Smith I'm so excited to introduce you to Kelly Smith; the host of the podcasts Mindful in Minutes and Meditation Mama and the founder of Yoga For You.Creating a meditation practice that will actually stick + how meditation changes your brain We all know that we *should* be meditating, but we don't always know where to start, or how to create a simple practice that will fit into our busy and chaotic lives. We also know that meditation feels good, but how is it actually changing your brain composition so it is reducing the anxiety center of the brain and increasing your mental capacity for focus, productivity and happiness? Kelly's journey to connecting with her true self and soul through yogaTrue self/soul/higher self- whatever you personally call it, we are all trying to access this space and live our most authentic and joyful lives. Kelly started out with a yoga practice that was high-powered, fast and sweaty, perpetually skipping Savasana and then through a harrowing journey with her mother learned to slow down and appreciate the stillness in meditation. What happens when your teacher, mentor, spiritual leader 'falls from grace'As a yoga school founder and master trainer in meditation, we need to study with teachers and mentors. But these people are human too. What happens when they mess up? ------------------------------- Show Notes + Resources Connect with Kelly:Kelly's podcasts Mindful in Minutes and Meditation Mama.Kelly's website: www.yogaforyouonline.comFollow Kelly on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyouonline/

CiTR -- The Jazz Show
Pianist Wynton Kelly: "Kelly at Midnight"

CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 205:23


Tonight's Jazz Feature is by one of the finest Jazz pianists who was so good and consistent during the brief 39 years on the planet that he was taken for granted and dismissed with terms like "pleasant", "aimiable" etc. He was a unique stylist and was sought after for many classic recording dates. He worked with Miles Davis for 4 1/2 years. During his tenure with Davis from 1959 to 1963 he recorded several piano trio albums and this is his best. It was recorded in April 1960 and was with bassist Paul Chambers and drummer "Philly Joe" Jones. The trio was well recorded and sounded like a permanent working band. Philly Joe gives the trio that extra "edge" as well. "Kelly at Midnight" is a rare treat and one of the finest piano trio albums ever! It's tonight's Jazz F-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------eature so dont miss!

Make Life Less Difficult
Conversation with Kelly Kienzle of Open Circle Coaching

Make Life Less Difficult

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 64:08


My conversation today is with Kelly Kienzle, the founder of Open Circle Coaching.  Kelly shares pieces of her journey including the loss of her father in the midst of COVID, the deep challenges that exist within long term healthy relationships, and learning to be fully present with herself and be attentive to her own self-care so she can truly be there for others.Kelly  provides leadership coaching and facilitation to individuals and teams to improve organizational performance.  She believes that by strengthening self-awareness and widening perspective, a leader can learn to see scenarios from a new angle that uncovers the possibility for greater productivity, creativity and overall fulfillment.Kelly works with emerging and growing leaders to achieve growth in their professional lives.  She supports their discovery of new mindsets and their experimentation with new behaviors, thus accelerating their career development.  She helps all of her clients build skills in self-identified areas including effective communication, building trust, navigating change, team management, leadership presence and vision-setting.Clients work with her in both one-on-one coaching sessions and highly interactive team workshops.  Her company also designs and delivers leadership development programs for organizations investing in their human capital.Connect with Kelly:Kelly's Website: Open Circle CoachingRead more by Kelly at Open Circle Coaching ViewsReferred to by Kelly:The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruizwww.makelifelessdifficult.com

A Man and His Podcast
A Man and His Podcast Presents: 193 Extreme Weeks 005. CM Punk Debut, Tommy Dreamer SPANKS Kelly Kelly, Manhattan Center hijacks ECW

A Man and His Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 95:09


Whats up you guys, its another edition of 193 Extreme Weeks and Cody and Squintz review episodes 8 and 9, talk about Squintz vegas vacation, and discuss what it will take us to go to GCW in the Manhattan Center in january if you would like to support us do so here: @CodyWyrmboy. @Yaboisquintz and @amanandhispod

Let's Be Friends with Tori Segner
What enneagram 2s wish you knew

Let's Be Friends with Tori Segner

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 59:05


Enneagram 2s are known as the helpers - they are selfless, warm, and sacrificial people. Beneath the surface, though, they feel a strong desire to be needed and loved. I chat with my friend Kelly Kelly about what it's like being an enneagram 2 in relationships: the joys, the struggles, and everything in between. If you're an enneagram 2 or know an enneagram 2, you'll love this episode! Listen now to learn all about what's going on in the hearts and minds of 2s and how to love them well!

A Man and His Podcast
A Man And His Podcast Presents: 193 Extreme Weeks 001. WWE vs ECW, Kelly Kelly, and more

A Man and His Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 73:43


On the debut debut episode of 193 Extreme Weeks we talk about WWE VS ECW HEAD TO HEAD and the debut episode of WWECW on SYFY Big Show turns on WWE Unreliable Sabu The UK Missing an hour of a PPV STRIPPER KELLY KELLY It isn't the most extreme but its must listen, ENJOY Follow us on Twitter  @Codywyrmboy @Yaboisquintz @Amanandhispod

DND wrestling podcast
SEASON 2 NEW BEGINNINGS!

DND wrestling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 55:11


As we kick off our highly anticipated, award winning podcast. My cousin (DK) and I (Trishyonce) start off season 2 with a tribute to Kelly Kelly, IMPACT returns, possible AEW signings, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and Adam Cole, Ruby Soho, What's next for Bianca, Zelina Vega and more! K2 Tribute 4:29 IMPACT returns 7:24 Ruby Soho 19:35 AEW rumors 22:32 What's Next for Bianca Belair 30:33 Zelina Vega 38:53 Summerslam 42:14 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Let's Be Friends with Tori Segner
Maintaining community with long distance friends: an ICU nurse's perspective on connection from a distance

Let's Be Friends with Tori Segner

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 49:54


One of my very best friends, Kelly Kelly (yes, that's her real name!), joins me to discuss the value of long distance friendships and how to invest in them. Our friendship has been long distance for over three years, and she has many more long distance friendships of her own. Kelly has also been an ICU nurse throughout the pandemic and has learned many lessons regarding the importance of community and support, even if not always in person. Lastly, we share practical advice on how to nurture your long distance friendships and keep them thriving!

The Golden Era Podcast
S2E6 Randy Orton's Towel Pics

The Golden Era Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 62:57


It's another golden week on the Golden Era Podcast! This week, Jake and Joey discuss the week of December 24, 2001 for the WWE women. The boys talk the Divas having some fun at the company holiday parties, Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson battling in eggnog, the return of Mighty Molly (or is it Motty Miley?), Trish Stratus defending the Women's Championship, the impact of the return of Jazz and more! PLUS, Jake and Joey discuss the first ever female Elite figure, Elite Series 17 Kelly Kelly! Get ready to get golden!

A Man and His Podcast
Candy Lee: why she's so

A Man and His Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 42:51


In this episode I had Candy Lee on and we discuss her favorite match, Kelly Kelly, fights a fly and more! If you would like to support Candy you can do so by following her on twitter @CandidlyCandy_ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Asylum Wrestling Podcast
Episode 48: Kelly Kelly

The Asylum Wrestling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 179:45


Kelly Kelly joins us this week inside the Virtual Asylum!!! Enjoy!!

El Christian Podcast con Beto & Mili
Qué hacer cuando no te creen?

El Christian Podcast con Beto & Mili

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 56:56


Tuvimos una sesión especial con Kelly Kelly quien ayuda a mujeres alrededor del mundo a aprender Defensa Personal. En este episodio te compartimos lo que Mili aprendió y ejemplos prácticos de qué hacer cuando no te creen. Abusos, acosos, intimidaciones y momentos de peligro. Mili comparte una oración poderosa de empoderamiento, empatía y reconciliación. Quieres ser Leyenda? Patreon es el sitio donde puedes suscribirte y recibir beneficios como episodios adicionales, videos y mucho mas! Visita: www.patreon.com/christianpodcast (solo en Ingles) Soundstripe te ofrece Videos, Efectos de Sonido y Musica libres de copyright para tu iglesia, ministerio o medio creativo! Visita: https://www.soundstripe.com/?fpr=christianpodcast Pon el codigo: "ChristianPodcast" y recibe 10% de Descuento en tu subscripcion! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elchristianpodcast/support

A Man and His Podcast
A Man And His Podcast: TigerDriver9x! Their dream Matches, wearing merch in public, Favorite Kelly Kelly Match, and MORE

A Man and His Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 41:57


In This Episode The TigerDriver9x boys Jake and Khris join me as we discuss our favorite Kelly Kelly matches, wearing wrestling merch in public, dream matches, and more! if you'd like to support them:

Living the Law of Action Show
Don't let your past determine YOUR future with Kelly Kelly Kelly

Living the Law of Action Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 43:30


Radio Silence isn't a thing when you have Kelly Kelly Kelly around. Kelly is one of the most heard female radio imaging voice-over talents in the world. Today we talk about the sometimes brutal radio industry machine, the voiceover industry, imaging industry. We also dive deep into something that is really very hard for Kelly to talk about. But, she wants to share with the world because she wants to help people live a life of inspired action and not let their past determine their future. So join us as we take a trip down radio memory lane, talk about “The Dream” of radio, and be there as we deep dive into Kelly's childhood sexual trauma and how she rose above the pain to live her best life. This podcast is a full spectrum of living a life-inspired action. Don't let your past determine YOUR future with Kelly Kelly Kelly. ***Sensitive Content*** Please be aware that some of today's episode may be triggering for some people.

The Nashville Women's Health Podcast
Ep2 | Kelly Ehlert, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

The Nashville Women's Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2019


On episode 2 of The Nashville Women's Health Podcast, I am very excited to bring you another informative interview with my friend, Kelly Ehlert.  Kelly shares with us what led her down the current career path she is on and why she now specializes in women's health.  Kelly is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and now currently owns her own practice, Priority Physical Therapy, located in Mount Juliet, TN. Topics discussed with Dr. Kelly: Kelly's journey from college, to working in a corporate high volume clinic, to owning her own practice Why Kelly chose to work in women's health specifically A rundown of all of Kelly's certifications and titles Eliminating women's fears from seeing a women's health specialist Kelly's view on women's health in Middle Tennessee and what does she think women's health needs more of How Kelly's patients work with insurance and Superbills The healing and growth you can go through by addressing issues you may have with a pelvic health therapist Reach out to Dr. Kelly: Via Instagram: @i.am.priortity.pt Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iampriorityPT/ Via website: https://www.iamprioritypt.com/why