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Shopify Masters | The ecommerce business and marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs
Chew On This: How This Functional Gum Maker Crushed Its Crowdfunding Goals With Reddit

Shopify Masters | The ecommerce business and marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 58:01


You'll learn from two entrepreneurs who started a nootropic energy gum and crushed their crowdfunding goal. For more on Neuro and show notes: https://www.shopify.com/blog/neuro-reddit?utm_campaign=shopifymasters&utm_medium=description&utm_source=podcast Tune in to learn How to build a business relationship with manufacturers before you have customers How they are able to achieve a 30%+ repeat purchase rate How to use sampling to get customers to try out your product for the first time 

Word Balloon Comics Podcast
Kolchak The Night Stalker 50th Anniversary Kickstarter Anthology Project

Word Balloon Comics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 66:18


Moonstone Books Presents a new Kolchak Comic Book Anthology. We talk with the editor James Aquilone

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!

Want to offer retailer bundles as higher end pledge tiers on Kickstarter? In order to do it right, you'll need to understand how retailers think and how to craft rewards that will be appealing to them. In this mini-training, Tyler will share some of his top tips for getting retailers on board your Kickstarter campaigns!

Play Comics
X-Maschina with Steve Urena and Misty Graves

Play Comics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 45:44


What's Christmas without a little violence? No not the present throwing kind, I'm talking about full on Robot vs Santa showdowns with al the trimmings. If you're like me, you don't want to experience it any other way now, and that's why we have Steve Urena and Misty Graves here to tell us about X-Maschina, a comic set in way too close future about what happens when Santa has to fight robots and if that isn't enough to get you excited then we need to have a talk. Be sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign for X-Maschina. Learn such things as: What's the secret to getting things done with your project? How amazing is Lane Lloyd's art? What do Gonzo's chickens have to do with anything? And so much more! You can find X-Maschina on Twitter @xmaschina1, Instagram @xmaschina1, and the Kickstarter campaign for X-Maschina. You can find Steve on Twitter @TheSteveUrena, Instagram @thesteveurena and his page on Gumroad. You can find Misty on Instagram @mistygravescomics and her website MistyGraves.com If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you're interested in. If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order. Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix. You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook. Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who still believes in Santa. Or Satan. One of those two.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2755 - SCOTUS Blocks Vaccine Mandate As Government Essentially Ceases To Govern w/ Heather Digby Parton & Francesca Fiorentini

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 165:30


It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! First, Digby, Emma, and Sam get into yesterday's SCOTUS decisions, the first blocking the testing mandate with a vaccine opt-out in businesses over 100 people, and the second approving the healthcare worker mandate, explaining the stupidity of the first decision, which hinged on the view that OSHA could only protect against threats unique to the workplace, and the obviousness of the second. Parsing deeper into the first decision, Sam gets into an administrative-state-state of mind, as they explore the potential impact the decision could have on the Chevron Doctrine, and look at it as a climax of the GOP agenda of the last couple of decades, which amidst countless culture war talking points has held one policy ideology at their core, the dismantling of the capacity of the government to do practically anything. Next, they check in on Jan 6 prosecutions, diving into the half-century-long GOP project of sowing doubt in democracy and priming voters to think that election fraud was a genuine issue, helping bolster their argument that there are debatable questions on the validity of this moment, before concluding with the abject failure of the Biden administration on practically every front, with almost a year gone by without any substantive legislation for COVID, infrastructure, or voting rights. Emma and Sam also expand on the power this Supreme Court could end up having, and the pointlessness of a discussion on SCOTUS abolition when we can't even get filibuster abolition. Then in the second half, Francesca joins Sam and Emma as, beyond shedding some lightheartedness on the show, they tackle the upcoming the Bitchuation Room live show (featuring one Sam Seder), and ponder the efficacy of poop surveillance in getting accurate COVID numbers, before moving onto Joe Rogan's falling right into a trap of “correct and concise COVID data,” and One America News turning to Jesus Christ's love of prostitutes to parallel Donald Trump's love of prostitutes, despite their subtle yet key differences. They also touch on the absurdity of petty-crime fear-mongering, and a Jan 6th attendee takes on his Fox News idols for calling him a Fed, plus, your IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Buy tickets for Francesca's live show at the Bell House in New York City with Sam here! The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Cheers to Comics! Podcast
#381- January 19th's Pull-List Priorities

Cheers to Comics! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 103:50


Brian Wayne fills you in on the MUST-ADD comics for this week's FOCs, as well as the coming NEW COMIC BOOK DAY hype for 1/19! ___________ CHEERSTOCOMICS.COM SHOPCHEERSTOCOMICS.COM (USE CODE "PODCAST" TO SAVE 10% @ CHECKOUT!) TWITTER: @cheerstocomics INSTAGRAM: @thecheerstocomicspodcast FACEBOOK.com/cheerstocomics __________ Ink'd Marketing Featured Comic: "LEGENDS OF THE REALM" Back it on KICKSTARTER here! inked.pub/legends ___________ Proudly affiliated with: GEEK COLLECTIVE /Age of Radio Podcast Networks & NSCLIVETV.com & Ink'd Marketing Solutions & Nerds4Ever- 307nerds4ever.com (Use Code CHEERS at checkout to save 10%) ___________ For BOOKING/ADVERTISEMENT opportunities, contact BOOKING@CHEERSTOCOMICS.COM ____________ Intro/Outro music composed by GRADY LEWIS ___________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2754 - The Case Against Compromise w/ Rachel Greenwald-Smith

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 65:27


Emma hosts Rachel Greenwald Smith, professor of English at St. Louis University, to discuss her recent book On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of An American Ideal, on compromise in art and politics, and as an American ideal. Professor Greenwald-Smith and Emma first back up and look at how the US values compromise as a whole, looking at Biden's role in 2020 as the “compromise candidate,” and how his failures have sort of proved the validity of this title, before the Professor takes on the difference between viewing compromise as an end which, itself, is politically valuable, and viewing it as a means, which is more reflective of everyday life, and sees compromise as resulting in some feelings of loss and resentment. This brings her and Emma to the role of compromise in capitalism and liberalism, as a value that turns us around to implicitly accept some amount of suffering and exploitation, turning to the Clinton Administrations' acceptance of neoliberalism as the beginning of our current era of leftist compromise, effectively giving up on socialist valences for almost two decades. Next, Professor Greenwald-Smith shifts to a discussion of the aesthetics of compromise, in politics, as we see with the constant attitude policing of the left, and in art, from early 20th Century avant-garde publishers to 90s and early 21st Century punk artists and look at the lessons we can learn from the punk movement, particularly around accessibility and structure. They wrap up the interview by looking at the role of compromise in reinforcing America's anti-blackness throughout history, from the 3/5ths to the Missouri Compromise, to various reconstruction policies, and touch on how the narrative of compromise as the midpoint between pain and progress gets stretched further and further, as we've seen it begin to break with mass labor resignations under COVID. Emma also touches on Donald Trump turning on his MiniMe, Ron De(Santis), and Kyrsten Sinema proudly displaying another trophy claimed from the Biden Agenda. And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Matt and Brandon as they take on the failure of Democrats to not just support, but cultivate democracy, Mark from Mass asks for clarification on liberals' insistence on uplifting incorrect voices, and the Chi Bureaucrat and Dr. Gus give insights into the goings on of US public schools in Chicago and Florida, respectively. They also cover Gov Kristi Noem advancing educational bills to teach kids not to protest or challenge the system, and David from SC ask for the crew's sports-personality alter egos, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Members can watch here. The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Ecommerce with CrowdCrux | Crowdfunding Demystified
EP #375 Going From A Failed Crowdfunding Campaign To A $271K Crowdfunding Mega Success | Broombi

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Ecommerce with CrowdCrux | Crowdfunding Demystified

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 35:34


Here's the thing! No matter how much you prepare for a crowdfunding campaign, you can never guarantee success. And if it's your first time, then quite likely, your campaign will fail—the money and effort you've put in, all for nothing. This might suck, but you shouldn't feel bad about yourself. It's all part of the process. You'll just have to try the campaign again, and you might find success. That's precisely what happened to today's guest. In this episode of Crowdfunding Demystified, you'll hear Salvador Briggman talk to Brian about his journey to a six-figure Kickstarter for a revolutionary product, Broombi. It's a silicone smart broom that helps make your cleaning more effortless. Brian's first crowdfunding campaign failed, but he was able to attract over a thousand backers and get a staggering $128K of funding on his second try. Quite impressive, right? Well, that's not all he did. In addition to the successful Kickstarter campaign, he was also able to land another six-figure funding from Indiegogo. Brian will tell you about: The mistakes he learned from his first Kickstarter How to use both Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund your project But that's not all! You'll also get an inside look at “As Seen On TV” products and their similarities with crowdfunding. If you've ever failed with a crowdfunding campaign, or you're looking to start your very first, listening to this is a must. You get a lot of insider tips that will increase the chances of your success. So grab a pen and a paper, and enjoy your listen. Resources and Tools Mentioned on the Show Book a coaching call Tune in to Sal's Live Workshops The Kickstarter Launch Formula Audiobook Fulfillrite: Kickstarter and crowdfunding reward fulfillment services. They come highly recommended! Download their free shipping and fulfillment checklist. eCommerce Tips Newsletter Broombi

Guides Gone Wild
Go All In (and Bring Your 'Sisters' Along): Heather Kinal, Ride Cosmic Dirt & Rooted MTB Festival

Guides Gone Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 43:26


Today's fabulous guest, Heather Kinal, is going to fuel our  PLAN-UARY mojo!Heather is the organizer of the Rooted Women's Mountain Bike Festival that will be happening in July; she's one half of the super-terrestrial force behind Ride Cosmic Dirt, a new women's mountain biking clothing brand that's launching its Kickstarter any day now; she's the founder of the Instagram community Sisters in Singletrack; and not surprisingly, she's also an all around lovely person who loves connecting women to each other, and to new experiences.Heather and I caught up right before she left her home base in the Buffalo New York area for a cross country traverse to meet up with Ride Cosmic Dirt's co-badass, Ashley Duffus-Jambor. Even before her trip commenced, Heather and I covered a lot of ground - we talk about getting started in mountain biking, building confidence, yelling at the internet,  launching an apparel company during a pandemic, and why we need Rooted in our lives.Along with the Ride Cosmic Dirt universe, you should obviously follow Heather in all her other places, she's @heluvaheather, @sistersinsingletrack, and @rootedMTBfest on Instagram. AND - don't forget, it's Plan-uary!!  Time to put some dates on the calendar for safe outdoor fun!:Snowshoe Camp with Sarah Canney (registration closes January 17th!)Ice Climbing with Laurie WattDogsledding with Polly MahoneyMore links and fun stuff:Rooted MTB Festival 2021 recap video on YouTubeLoud Performance Bike Shop (Bemus Point, NY)Roam Fest (Knoxville - Fruita - Sedona)Clipless vs. Flat MTB shoes?Fingerless gloves Under Armour Volleyball Knee PadsVertical Even Recap on Guides Gone Wild (09.16.21)Heidi Myers on Guides Gone Wild (04.22.21)

Hops News
Hops 'GEEK' News: Xmaschina

Hops News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 64:15


Matt and Lauren are back with a bonus episode this week as Steve Urena and Misty Graves join them to talk about their latest Kickstarter for their comic book Xmaschina (@xmaschina1), a futuristic tale of Santa Claus forced to fight killer robots trying to take over Christmas! We also chat about our favorite b rated horror flicks and more!

DTC POD: A Podcast for eCommerce and DTC Brands
From DTC CPG to retail (with Jarod Steffes, CEO of Muddy Bites)

DTC POD: A Podcast for eCommerce and DTC Brands

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 39:16


Key Takeaways3:35 - Starting with KickstarterJarod and his partners knew they could have gone through the formal fundraising process, but wanted to get market validation first.“Having some startup cash to kind of get going, especially when you're talking about a CPG brand, it definitely helps a lot for a lot of levers. For us, sure, we could've gone out and raised money. But you know, that's like a 3-6, maybe 9-month process to go get a full round of fundraising. And we just don't want to do that. We just want to make sure the idea was worth it to other people. And so for us, Tyler, my co-founder, he started in his mom's kitchen just making samples, making things, making sure that it was a good product and so on and so forth. And for us Kickstarter was this channel where we could put up a campaign. And for those that don't know, Kickstarter, if you don't hit your goal within the 30, 60 whatever day campaign you want to do, you just don't get the money. So for us, it was like, okay, let's put it on Kickstarter. If it does really good, great. We'll get the money. And if it doesn't okay, then we'll go back to the drawing board.”9:49 - A viral launchAll of Muddy Bite's original sales were completely organic, and they sold out of product before it was even produced. This meant manufacturing was the biggest blocker.“We launched on Shopify and really from day one, I think day one we launched, we did like 25k in sales. And that was really just kind of all organic. And really from there for the next four to six months, it was like every single bag was sold before it was ever produced. We never really did Facebook ads, because it just organically every bag was sold before it's produced. And so it really was kind of this process of manufacturing. How do we increase the manufacturing? How do we speed up the manufacturing? And so it was really kind of a different kind of journey so to say, because most brands it's like, how do I go out and market this better? How do I get more customers? And it really for us, it was kind of flipped.”10:58 - Keeping customer transparencyIn the midst of constantly selling out of product, Jarod and his team made sure to keep customers in the loop so they knew what was happening.“There were some points where we maybe had 2,000 orders in the hole. And for us to catch up on those that take maybe two to three weeks. And so number one, we had full transparency with customers. The message was, Hey, we got all these orders. We can't keep up. You guys are amazing. We just need some time, please be patient. And we were really transparent with that for two to three years as we kind of got into better manufacturing for our process. And really because of that, we built a really strong foundation for customers that have followed us from day one.”11:33 - Making a small facility workMuddy Bites upgraded to a new facility…but it was still too small. They made it work as long as possible by creating night shifts and staffing with local college students.“Going from like 400 to 2,000 (square feet in facility space) was a fairly smooth process, because it was kind of that transition from Kickstarter to Shopify. But after we kind of gotten our 2,000 square foot facility and really kind of got going, we had boxes up to the ceiling and we had 30 plus employees in there. And it was jam-packed within a small facility to where after six months, whatever it was like, we needed a bigger space, but we were locked in this longer contract. And managing cash flow was super tight. So we just created a day shift and a night shift. And this was in Ames, Iowa. So we found college student. it was really easy for us to find college students that are willing to come in and work for that. So it was really kind of good for us just being in Ames because of that, finding know easy workers, so to say. But we quickly outgrew that space.”15:28 - Launching retail in the midwestIt turns out that midwest retail chains have great volume. Starting there quickly opened more doors in other regions.“Being here in Iowa, we've got Midwest chains like Hy-Vee, Fairway Foods, just to name a couple. And so that's where our starting points were for retail were, in a word, pretty nice. Because Hy-Vee, I think they have about 110 locations, like decent volume for a Midwest chain. And really once you start kind of expanding into retail to where you get maybe 500 to 1,000 doors, it's almost like a chain reaction. Because different category buyers go to different stores just to see the market and stuff like that. And so it just kind of opens up more doors. And so really from the Midwest, we expanded east, west, south, north. And it just made it a lot easier to expand.”16:34 - Using DTC to strategize with retailThe Muddy Bites online sales demographics helped the team know where retail product should be sent. This had a beneficial snowball effect on both the DTC and retail side.“Anybody in the US can order from us and we could ship. But after a while we really saw more demographics out in California and New York and Texas. Really, those are kind of the top three. And so what's nice is as we really kind of expanded to retail—we really, really expanded retail here in October, and really here in Q1 and Q2 of 2022—it's like we know where the customers are. So if we can get it in retail stores near them, it makes them go to the stores and buy it, versus paying online and paying for shipping. But also, if they can go to store, it helps us move more volume within stores. And obviously if you can move more volume, you get more doors. You get more sales, it's just kind of a win-win.”23:07 - The DTC-Retail mixUntil now, DTC and Amazon have accounted for almost all Muddy Bites sales. Jarod expects that to flip going forward.“As we finished up in 2021, our mix was like 97% DTC and Amazon, and then like 3% retail. This year it's going to be probably 75% retail, 25% DTC and Amazon. And that's without us decreasing the budgets for DTC or anything like that. It's just we're ramping up retail really, really hard. So, over one to three years or whatever, retail is kind of our end game, and we want to be everywhere that we can. And obviously that's going to mix up with the DTC side. If we could be in every single store across the country between Walmart and Target, 7-11, I would say DTC might slow down quite a bit, just because if you can go to your store and buy it for cheaper than online, then sure. But either way, it's like we get sales. Because then the stores reorder, the distributors reorder. But for us, it's really just getting in more doors and creating brand awareness.”24:27 - Growing the teamJarod and his co-founder used to wear every single hat, including running social media. Now, they've leaned into delegating to others and following there lead when it comes to innovative content, like memes.“In the early days of Muddy Bites, it was me running our socials, Tyler helping out with socials. I mean, we were wearing a million hats. We eventually got to the point where one, we can't do that. It's not sustainable. Burnout's real. And so we started just hiring key roles. Like we brought on Emma and Jessica under our social team and now they run everything. We don't tell them to do XYZ. We kind of give them full control and they've done an amazing job. And that's been a learning curve for us to hand that off. But really from there, one kind of key strategy that works really well for us as memes. If you were to tell me a year ago to post a meme, I'd think you were crazy. And our social team was like, let's just try it. And so we did. And now if you go look at our Instagram, every one of our meme posts probably gets anywhere from 500-2,000 likes. And every other post gets anywhere from like 100-400 likes. So we get a big engagement when we do memes, and we're kind of learning that like meme culture.”31:49 - Seeking funding to improve productionJarod knew it was time to pursue funding so that they could match production with demand, and grow the company into a business that can someday be acquired.“The biggest problem with our bootstrapping was that production's always gonna be kind of a holdup. It's going to kind of tie us down, so to say. We got to the point where we're like, okay. Let's get some money into the business. Let's improve our production a little bit deeper to where it's not really a production issue. It turns more into a sales and marketing issue. And so we raised some money. We did that. And really the other piece of that with raising more money was that way we can increase that production capacity, but also then expand into retail. Really for us, if we could be everywhere, that's our end game. Get acquired someday. That's kind of our goal versus just a DTC company.”39:28 - Standing out from the snack crowdDTC snack companies are all the rage, but most of them aim to be healthy. Embracing the fact that Muddy Bites is a dessert has actually served the company well.“The biggest thing with DTC right now is there's companies popping up left and right between organic, vegan, super healthy type stuff between snacks. And what's kinda nice about us, and especially when we pitch to investors or anything like that, or even retailers, it's we're not like a better for you product. We're sweet, we're not healthy. We're not trying to pitch it like we're better for you. So it actually makes retailers happy. Because we're seeing that in retail space and also DTC is like, everything's better for you, and we're not. And so that makes us a little bit different there. The other piece that's an advantage for us is we're basically creating a new category of snacks. We're not another cookie bar, we're not another Oreo. That's a big question we get from retailers is what category do you guys put us in? Are we in the crackers? Are we in the cookies? Are we in the chocolates? And so for us, it's like we're almost creating a category. So that allows us to be different.”Full video interview:  https://youtu.be/gWfyIpe_QyIJarod Steffes - CEO of Muddy BitesRamon Berrios - CEO of Trend.ioBlaine Bolus - COO of Omnipanel 

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2753 - Juul Up In Smoke And The Rise And Fall Of Omicron w/ Jamie Ducharme & Dr. MarkAlain Dery

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 98:38


Sam and Emma host Jamie Ducharme, health correspondent at Time, to discuss her recent book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Dr. MarkAlain Dery, infectious disease specialist at AccessHealth Louisiana and host of the Noise Filter podcast, to discuss the recent developments with COVID and the Omicron variant. Jamie walks Sam and Emma through how Juul swept across US high schools after its release in 2015, peaking at around 30% of high schoolers in 2019, before a string of misinformation on black market-THC cartridges lead to an array of anti-vape messages being disseminated across both high schools and DC, pushing Trump's FDA to begin taking on e-cigarettes. They also discuss the validity of considering e-cigs as a cigarette alternative, before looking behind the scenes at Juul's marketing to young people, and how truly negligent they could be. Next, Dr. MarkAlain Dery makes his Omicron return as he covers his experiences as the variant's impact on hospitals begins to reach its peak, why, despite its lower virulence compared to Delta, Omicron is still about as deadly as the wild type, and what differentiates the variants when it comes to long COVID. He, Sam, and Emma also discuss Omicron's impact on children, what sort of variant development we might see post-Omicron, and look deeper into efficacy numbers around testing, quarantine, and masks. Sam and Emma round out the free half with Biden's transfer to voting rights and the filibuster, and Mitt Romney's claim that they are really voting wrongs. And in the Fun Half: Emma and Sam dive into Fauci's political symbolism, looking at him go head to head with Rand Paul, and debate how much his presence lights a fire under the right, before discussing the growing prevalence of fake testing centers and faked tests. They also discuss the Right's need to center fascism as a defense against socialism, Laura Loomer's devastating censorship from ride-share apps, and Jimmy Dore returns with some overly-filtered misinformation on COVID, despite firing his editor who was obviously at fault last time, plus, your IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Comadres y Comics Podcast
Episode 138: Lifetime Passes

Comadres y Comics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 75:25


Please remember to rate and review our podcast on Itunes, CastBox or on our website! Please check out our Patreon and Youtube as well. CHISME DE LA SEMANA: Chisme about Puerto Rico Comic Con and Hawkeye rant. ON MY RADAR: FOURTH MAN # 1 by AWA STUDIOS HORA DE LA CERVECITA: Henry's Holiday Cheer by Mikkeller Brewing San Diego BOOK REVIEW: LIFETIME PASSES By Terry Blas Illustrator Claudia Aguirre EN LA LIBRERIA: Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community 2021-22 A guide to comic books produced by Black creators, Black-owned comic shops, conventions and podcasts that uplift the community. http://kck.st/3m6hrjj JUNTOS Y FUERTES: Surely Books is a new line of graphic novels curated by the bestselling Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki, dedicated to expanding the presence of LGBTQIA creators and content in the comics world. https://www.abramsbooks.com/imprints/surely/ SALUDOS: @danieldcalvoauthor @ tenochgodoffire A new Aztec mythology comic coming in 2022! Subscribe to the Kickstarter!!! ‼️ www.kickstarter.com/projects/konkretcomics/tenoch-god-of-fire-1

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2752 - Biden Marches To Atlanta To Nix The Filibuster, Gets Stood Up By Activists

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 59:26


Sam and Emma break down news from the weekend, from developments on COVID to the courts, the Jan 6th commission to labor, and more! They begin by reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the first prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, before discussing the absurd discourse around in-person education that presumes kids are learning anything in the chaos and anxiety that is pandemic schooling. They also cover the uselessness of Biden's pivot on the filibuster if he doesn't also pivot on his treatment of Manchin, and dive into Eric Adams proving his worth as the newest corrupt Mayor of NYC, shifting the blame from ally Rick Gropper after he ignored a multitude of complaints and violations in the lead-up to his building catching fire in the Bronx, killing 17. In preparation for Adams's reign, Emma and Sam also discuss some extra help Gov. Kathy Hochul's been giving, reversing course from Cuomo's pandemic cuts to Medicaid and opening it up to 200k low-income New Yorkers, and look at the developments in California healthcare that are up, and what version of Gavin Newsom we'll see with them. They wrap up the free half by discussing Sarah Palin's role in capturing the Right Wing's repressed sexuality, and how little they've come since then. And in the Fun Half: COVID callers Sam and Casey discuss the absolute infrastructure and public health failures in their states of Michigan and Georgia, respectively, and Emma and Sam tackle the antidotal evidence presented by Christopher Key. Tucker Carlson can't decide whether Covid is a hoax that is elitist or racist (against white people), and Wynn from Chicago offers an extended discussion that highlights the failures of race-blindness, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

The Gayly Prophet | A Harry Potter Podcast
89. Like Trying to Walk a Skrewt: GoF chapter 18

The Gayly Prophet | A Harry Potter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 66:42


Today we are discussing chapter 18 of Goblet of Fire, including: Rita Skeeter, the girth of Viktor Krum's wand, the fact that Cedric is sOoOoO hAnDsoMe, some good speculation about what can be used as wand cores, and so much more!

3 Point Perspective: The Illustration Podcast
Larry MacDougall - The Persistent Illustrator

3 Point Perspective: The Illustration Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 70:08


From building worlds to launching Kickstarters, illustrator Larry MacDougall is a treasure trove of imagination, artistic mastery, and down-to-earth practicality. Join Jake Parker and Will Terry to learn the keys to his success in this insightful episode.Sign up for SVSLearn's 30 Day Trial: https://courses.svslearn.com/bundles/30-days-free3 Point Perspective Podcast is sponsored by SVSLearn.com, the place where becoming a great illustrator starts!Click here for this episode's links and shownotes.

Reading With Your Kids Podcast
Reading With Your Kids - Quick Affirmations For Busy Women & Men

Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 27:47


Two of our favorite guests, Yobe Qiu & Kim Ann return to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate their new collaboration, Quick Affirmations for Super Busy Women & Men. Yobe & Kim remind us how important it is for busy moms and dads to take time to refocus and live mindfully. Their new project gives busy adults the tools that can help them feel more in control of their lives. Click here to visit the Kickstarter page - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kimann/quick-affirmation-book-series-for-super-busy-women-and-men Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Shopify Masters | The ecommerce business and marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs
How This Menswear Company Worked Past Major Breaking Points To Scale

Shopify Masters | The ecommerce business and marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 59:13


You'll learn from an entrepreneur who took 3 years to get his unique business to take offFor more on Teddy Stratford:  https://www.shopify.com/blog/teddy-stratford-customer-education?utm_campaign=shopifymasters&utm_medium=description&utm_source=podcast
  Tune in to learnHow a Thai police officer gave him his business idea How to overcome potential customers thinking that their product is weird How to find a marketing agency that is aligned with your interests 

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2751 - Abolishing the American Caste System w/ Sheryll Cashin

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 60:23


Sam and Emma host Sheryll Cashin, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, to discuss her recent book White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, on how the residential caste system built up around race and geography has ingrained itself into US cities, becoming central to how we imagine our neighborhoods and cities operating. They begin by focusing on the geographical element, as Professor Cashin looks to Baltimore to explore how the migration of escaped and freed slaves to the North saw cities resort to a contain and segregate tactic, tightly grouping Black folks into neighborhoods separated by infrastructure and investment, both in what is built, via the construction of highway boundaries, and in what isn't, with a complete desertion of public infrastructure. Looking into the 21st Century, Cashin explores how even under Black mayors and majority-Black city councils cities like Baltimore saw the residential caste system expanded and reinforced, discussing the role of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in putting a stop to the aptly named “red line” to connect poorer neighborhoods to downtown and the suburbs, and re-investing the money entirely into rich white areas. After discussing this element of boundary maintenance, Professor Cashin, Sam, and Emma look to how this segregation also promotes opportunity hoarding, by not only keeping wealth and infrastructure down in Black neighborhoods, regardless of economic makeup, but also by forcing them to subsidize opportunity in wealthier neighborhoods. Lastly, they touch on the role of stereotype-driven policing and surveillance and how this works to reinforce both of the previous two elements, before they wrap up by discussing Sheryll Cashin's ideas on abolition and repair, working to reverse the destructive policies that have defined our metropolitan development over the last century and a half. Sam and Emma also touch on Ron DeSantis's tactical “if I can't see it, it doesn't exist” strategy with invisible viruses. And in the Fun Half: Sam finally gets some video proof that not all Pats fans absolutely suck, Emma compliments Sam's “soy-boy professor” look, and the crew discusses the HIPAA violation that is a Tinder date asking DeSantis his STD status. John from SA, Kowalski from NE, and Ronald Raygun hit us with back to back to back regulars as they tackle Wisconsin gerrymandering, defeatism, and ideal FBI-Plant Dave Ramsey, respectively. Bro Flamingo also discusses how the Activision culture of abuse has been swept under the rug, and an anonymous caller discusses his experience with the disgusting gas pollution coming from the abandoned Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Shopify: Run a business? Supercharge your knowledge, your sales, and your success with Shopify: the all-in-one commerce platform to start, run, and grow your business. Shopify gives entrepreneurs the resources once reserved for big business — so upstarts, start-ups, and established businesses alike can sell everywhere, synchronize online and in-person sales, and effortlessly stay informed. Go to https://www.shopify.com/free-trial?utm_campaign=paid_audio_-_podcast_-_amer_-_united_states_-_all_-_experimential_-_english_-_awareness&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_term=majority  for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

The RPG Academy
Bonus ep – Kickstarter announced they’re moving to Blockchain and people lost their minds. What does it mean with guest Jay Dragon

The RPG Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 42:52


Hello and Welcome to The RPG Academy.  In this special bonus episode i'm joined by Jay Dragon ( @dragsky ) from Possum Creek Games to try and make sense of the fervor and fury from the TTRPG world about the recent announcement by Kickstarter that they will be moving their backend onto the Blockchain.

Up Your Creative Genius
Pete Cohen: How to own what you are doing so you achieve more and better yourself

Up Your Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 37:35


Pete works with teams and large groups to tackle corporate challenges, raise social awareness and build capability for the future. Connecting with others through his background in psychology, communication, music, business and technology to lead and marshal people from different functions, disciplines, organisations and sectors to work together on projects with a common purpose. Pete's client base ranges from big banks and telecommunication companies to emerging ventures in the digital product and renewable energy industries. He assembled and led cross-functional software development teams using agile and other methods to maintain focus on customer value and deliver impactful business outcomes. Pete is also a musician, he performed in 13 countries over 20 years, releasing 5 albums co-written with my collaborator to critical acclaim. He has a deep understanding in how to create a sense of emotional safety that helps people move beyond what divides them to find common ground. Work, too, is a creative act, and he believes each of us has a valuable part to play in creating a more equitable shared future. Timestamp 1:20 How Patti and Pete become friends 2:09 Pete's background and his life journey 7:23 Pete's 30 days kickstart challenge programme 10:52 Pete's clubhouse podcast 13:36 MI365 coaching practice 15:54 Pete's tip on how to connect with the future you 17:44 How Pete starts his day and his daily routine 23:31 How Pete's parents influenced his mindset 26:08 Inspirational idols that Pete has in his life 29:52 Trust yourself and have faith Pete Cohen's Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/petecohen_/?hl=en Linkedin https://au.linkedin.com/in/petecohen Website https://petecohen.com/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Geniushttps://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/ Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello superstars. Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius podcast where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week, I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hey, everybody, it's Patti Dobrowolski with Up Your Creative Genius. Oh, my gosh, I have Pete Cohen today. Pete Cohen is my best friend, you need to know that he lives in the UK. He's a coach. He's an author. He's the most amazing speaker, he will inspire an entire room of people to jump on their feet, you know, hold the duck on their head, you know, act wild and crazy and then have these amazing breakthroughs. I have been in many room with you on clubhouse. I've been inspired by you from the moment I met you. And I am so thrilled to have you here. Pete, I know how busy your schedule is. So thanks for squeezing me in. Welcome. Pete Cohen 01:20 Listen, it's an absolute pleasure. I was just had a flashback when you were talking about me because you and I worked together in Nice. And we had a global audience. And there were interpreters. Patti Dobrowolski 01:31 Yes, the translators in the translation booths. Yeah. Pete Cohen 01:35 And I when I was talking, I was watching them. And they were moving their hands to so much. What are they doing? Patti Dobrowolski 01:42 And thinking slow down, slow down, they have to translate slow down. Pete Cohen 01:48 Yeah. But when I spoke to them and ask them, first off, they were Italian, which might not seem. Patti Dobrowolski 01:53 That's why their hands waving. Pete Cohen 01:55 But they said we had to feel what you were saying. And that's why we're moving on. Patti Dobrowolski 02:00 Yeah, I love that. Pete Cohen 02:02 You know, that's what I one of the things I love about you, Patti, you could speak in a different language. And I would still feel like, wow, it's awesome. Patti Dobrowolski 02:09 So I feel the same way about you, Pete. You're just incredible. And so, you know, you have to tell me, how did you decide to do this? Like, you are so well known all over the UK and the world now. Right? You were known around the world a little bit. But now, I mean, you had that coach bus that went around Britain, you know, just tell me tell the audience a little bit about your story from the beginning, how Pete Cohen and then how did it begin? And then what's happening now? Okay, move us from time. Pete Cohen 02:43 Okay, so I mean, we talk about pivoting, right, which is what your podcast is all about. And I think for me, I first made a pivot when I wanted to be an actor, you know, just like you, I had a big problem. I had a big problem with acting, it was learning lines twice, I've got two major roles in productions. And both times different directors just said, look, it's taking you too long to learn the lion. So we're going to have to give that part to somebody else. And we're going to give you a smaller role. So I always wanted to act, because I love to be on stage, I love to share, you know, it's not that I want to be seen even though I did want to be seen for a long time. Patti Dobrowolski 03:19 Yes. Pete Cohen 03:19 I want to share. Patti Dobrowolski 03:20 Yeah. Pete Cohen 03:20 And I've had that wonderful opportunity. I was on TV in the UK for 10 years, I had my own TV show, I've been published by the biggest publishers in the world. And I was then another guy, none of that none of that matters. Now, probably like you like all of your listeners, we've had times where we have to pivot, but most of the times that pivots come because circumstances push us into the pivot, rather than we don't have to wait for disaster or prognosis to decide, you know, to be different. Patti Dobrowolski 03:51 Yes, it's true. And I will say this, that you really have pivoted in a major way in your frame of mind and your mindset about who you are and why you're here in the world. And so, you know, that was really an incredible change. So, you know, you mentioned one little thing, which this is something we shared in common. In our early years, we really did strive to be seen, we wanted to be seen that was the most important thing. Don't get me wrong. I love being seen. And I love being on stage. It's incredible, right? To be able to share what it is in a big audience, like you do. But you made a big mindset shift about that and tell me how did you get to this place where you're more focused on what you can do to help other people okay and on yourself? Because that is a big part of your platform. Pete Cohen 04:44 Well, I mean come on, Patti. I mean, you and I are very humble, right? We're very, very humble people. Patti Dobrowolski 04:50 I think you're more humble than I am. I'm a Leo. I can't help myself. I just get a little fool of myself sometimes. But yes, I'll pull it back. Yes. Pete Cohen 04:58 I don't think so. I think you're right Very, very humble and you get to an age, I think, where you realise that it's not really about me. It's about what I'm doing. Yeah, but it's not. Let's just be honest here, Patti, you know, I was a bit of a fraud for many years because I've been talking to people about I'm a coach. Right? Right. That's why do those people come to me? And it's like, okay, where are you? Where do you want to go? Let's sort this out. Let's talk about the future. But if you ask me about the future, I hated the question. I remember someone saying to me a guy in America, he said, Come on, let's talk about you in five years time, I said, I don't want to talk about that. Because I didn't say this. I don't have a clue what that looks like. But it was only through, as you know, my wife having a brain tumour not being given long to live, that my coach who was in Dallas at the time told me, you know, find people that are still alive and find out why. And then he said, Ask her what she's going to do when she gets better. I didn't ask her that question for three years, then I remember exactly where I was. That day. I said to her, you know, kind of Rafael asked me to ask you, what do you want to do when you get better? And she cried? Because she wasn't thinking about the future. So then guess what I did? I googled, I remember exactly where I was when I wrote the words. Throw your future into my computer. Guess who came up? Patti Dobrowolski. Well, yeah, who would have believed because I'm quite ballsy in terms of she watched your TED talk. She drew the future, the future that she drew, that is the house that we're in right now. you know. Patti Dobrowolski 06:28 Yeah. Yeah. Pete Cohen 06:29 And what was even more amazing about all of this isn't, I then reached out to your agent, your agent contacted you? You came on my podcast. But you made a few comments about the way it looked afterwards. Patti Dobrowolski 06:41 Oh, yeah. Yeah, I forgot. Something in the background there. You need, like riots backfire? Yeah, right, right. Pete Cohen 06:50 But we became great friends, you came over to the UK, you spoken at both of my big conferences, you've been an amazing friend.And you have taught me you are massively Pivotal, in what the work I now do, which is about knowing who you want to be an identifying because what got you here, it ain't got to get you there. Now, if you don't draw your future, you don't form a relationship with your future. Just literally stop and go. And go back. Go back. Patti Dobrowolski 07:23 I love that. For those of you that are just listening, he held up a stop sign just then when he said Stop, you know, because I think unless you know your history, right, and so know where you came from, my friend when he would say, you know, you have to know the past, in order to project into the future, you have to understand yourself from both ends of the spectrum. But what you did this year was you did this 28 Day Challenge 30 Day Challenge? 28 day, yeah, 30 day challenge for people so that they could step into their future self not. I love that challenge number one, because every day he gives you like, you know, 10 minutes to Pete. So you're inspired, and then something that you have to do. And here's what I loved about it the most was, you were obsessed. You know, last year, you were obsessed about the future. And in it showed up in so many ways. It showed up in such beautiful detail in that 30 Day Challenge, which I love. I love that. And this is who you are, right? Tell me about how into so you weren't into the future, right in the past, then you were into the future? And tell me now, like, how has that changed you as a person to be looking into the future? Pete Cohen 08:42 Well, when you talk when you were just talking, I went through a few different emotions when you were talking about that. And I really hit me that there is fear that is attached. There must have been fear for me in thinking about the future in an inspirational way. You know, because if you put yourself out there and you say, Well, who knows what might happen, right? That was one thing. But the other thing I just reminded me of as a child, I was always full of energy. And people would say, because I was always looking forward to something. You know, I'm not just talking about my birthday, or my Christmas or my opening the there was always something to be excited about. Patti Dobrowolski 09:18 Yeah, yeah. Pete Cohen 09:19 And that is the greatest quality of a human being is that do you want to keep going? There's something in front of you. I want to do that. I want to do that. And if it's something that I was talking to some people about this yesterday about, I think I can't remember who said it but about being a rebel. I was a rebel, but I didn't have a cause. Yeah, you know, and a Rebel Without a Cause as most of us rebelled against what we were told because it was nonsense. It was about thinking like everybody else. So I was just rebelling, but then I realised that a cause and my cause is to get as many people inspired about growing and contribute making a difference. And connecting you know me. Patti Dobrowolski 09:55 Yeah, that's right. That's right. That's right. Pete Cohen 09:59 Yeah, two pieces. All right, well, and Patti Dobrowolski 10:01 The thing that I think is fascinating is that then during the pandemic, you decided to get on clubhouse. And clubhouse for those of you that are listening have never been on clubhouse. Let me just say that it's podcast in every moment, right? You're always live on on stage and you have the opportunity to get on stage with people that you would never meet. Otherwise, I mean, they just showed up there in clubhouse. And then what was fantastic as you took the mantle in clubhouse, and you became a moderator, and an extremely skilled moderator where people really are able to share and you listen so much better than anybody in the moderation, especially me, I always take tips on that listening. But tell me, what was that like for you in clubhouse? Pete Cohen 10:52 Well, you know, clubhouse came into my life when my mum, probably one of the most difficult times of my life, you know, it was December last year that my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer. I got on clubhouse in January. And it was escapism as much as anything else, because I wanted something to do. But I was really trained very well, my dad, my dad has always said, you know, you've met my dad, he's not here anymore, either. He said, You know, it's not what you know, it's who you know. So I want to build a network, but I want to shine a light on and he was a Rotarian for over 50 years. Rotary. The motto of a Rotarian is you seek basically you seek service over self. So I want to serve. I love it. People think oh, how do you do that? It's really difficult. It's not difficult I've ever done. It's like, you know, it's like, hey, set you in a room and clubhouse is like you're in a club, and then someone comes in, hey, hey, Listen, party's over here. She did not talk draw your future. Hey, come over. Oh, hey, you over there. This person is over that. It's like, what fun? Patti Dobrowolski 11:58 That's what you really are. You're a connector. And so you'll place this person with that person, you'll get this person with that service. You know, you took the guy in Africa who had an orphanage, and you raised all this money for him. Right? You did a 24 hour like a Kickstarter online. It was amazing. Pete Cohen 12:17 We did a leadership conference, which which was, yeah, look, it's amazing, right? When you know who you are. And you know what you stand for? Even if you don't know who you are, you don't know what you stand for. One of the greatest things you can do is do something for other people. Patti Dobrowolski 12:30 Yeah. Pete Cohen 12:30 When we talk about pivoting, you know, pivoting for me is about collaborating, you know, it's about what can we do now? What can't we do? What is possible? What is the world need right now? And I think no, I mean, party, I don't mind standing. I am really concerned about the world right now. I mean, I am genuinely concerned. I have never ever, ever seen so much polarity and thought, you know, I never seen I mean, you're obviously in America, you see, even more than we do. Patti Dobrowolski 12:57 In Texas, think about the polarity right here, right? Pete Cohen 13:01 And it's gonna I hate to say this is not something I think it's going to get worse. But ultimately, the question I'm going to say is, Well, who do I need to be doing this? And who do I need to surround myself with? Because if you don't pivot in that direction, yeah, then I think you're going to get lost and call out and you're going to get caught up in a whole load of hype and whole load of, there's never been a time in history, with more uncertainty, more fear, more worry, more doubt, more restrictions. And I just think ultimately, we have to decide to up our creative genius and decide what is the future that I want to create? Patti Dobrowolski 13:36 Yes, and how can I do it every single day, get up and do something for good every day, you know, kindly go out and spread whatever it is and you're all around, you know, your coaching practice is huge. MI365 You know, that's 365 you are every single day, helping people to improve and helping people to start their business get it going say a little about that. So people understand what you do now, not just clubhouse, but I am because that is a big focus of yours. But also, you know, tell us about your coaching practice. Pete Cohen 14:14 Well, I'm very proud of my brand, you know, this brand that we created seven years ago, I wanted to get me 365 But that had already gone. That's right. It was gone. I got my because the am I the M stands for you know, the mindset What is your mindset on you know, the motivation. The AI is really the important letter, the AI stands for the identity of the person that you want to be and being inspired about being that person and having a go at doing that for 365 days. That's a long time for a lot of people. But if you really focused on being a better version of you, and you knew that was MI365 is really about identifying with who you could be because as my background is in sports, I Psychology if an athlete comes to, I'd love to hear what you think about this, let me just explain. If an athlete comes to me and I say, Okay, what do you want? They might be able to articulate what they want. But sometimes they need a bit of help, not to articulate it, but to see it. What do you want? So, okay, I want to win the World Medal, the Olympic gold. Okay, how do you know that you have? And of course, they have to go? Well, because I can see it. Okay. Okay, that person there? I'm sorry. That's not you. That is not you. That could be you. Right? It's there for you. But who is that person? Because that person is saying yes to things that you're saying no to? And is saying no to things you're saying yes to? Unless you build a relationship to that person? Yeah, then it's going to be difficult. It's going to be really, really difficult. I wonder, what's your thought about that? Patti Dobrowolski 15:54 I want to, I want to ask you. So yes, we know this from research that if you connect yourself to a future, you you have 42% better chance of success in achieving your goals. That's the stats on it. When you connect with future you, no matter how you do it, whether you get to have conversations with them, or you write them a letter or you draw a picture, right? All these things help you to do that. But what I want to know is, how do you actually connect with future you? How do you do it? You know, how does it impact how you show up in the world? And what you choose to do? Pete Cohen 16:29 It's such a great question. Because in therapy, right, you know, you and I have had therapy, we've given therapy, the exercise where they say, you know, if you could go back to your younger self, what would you say, you know, if I'd go back to my younger self, I'd say you're brilliant, don't worry about any of this stuff. Patti Dobrowolski 16:47 That's right. Pete Cohen 16:48 You're gonna if you just need to go for it, just get on with it, you know, your future is going to be so bright. But then we carry a future self. And I think most of us are living a future that we don't want. You know, I really do believe that. And I think if you wake up to the fact that there is a future you that's already out there, you just haven't connected with it. So it's like, building a relationship, building a friendship. And I envisaged my future self talking to me, I think to myself, what would you do? You know, that's how I do it my future? Patti Dobrowolski 17:17 And then you write that down? Do you write it down? Pete Cohen 17:21 Yeah, definitely. Patti Dobrowolski 17:23 Do you do any kind of meditation or anything like that? What's a day in the life of Pete Cohen and I kind of want to get an idea for that. So I'm gonna want to know that, you know, how did you how did you grow into this? And then what does it look like? So I can pull a few of those tips into my world. So you wake up at like, 3am? Pete Cohen 17:44 Well, it's definitely not everybody's cup of tea, what I do so it all starts off with a good night's sleep. And sleep has always been a bit of a challenge to me. But you know, I look to go to bed at around nine o'clock, right? And then I will wake up at four. My wife said to me other day, why are you getting up at four? Because if I had a late night, I said, because it's just a routine, you know? I need to stick to my routine. So I get up at four, I come downstairs, I put on the hot water. So I can have a cup of coffee, I drink a whole lot of water. And the first thing I do Patti is, I just love to learn. So I'm pick things I'm interested in and I make notes on it. Then at five o'clock, I'm going to access what I've got my exercise equipment right here. You know, I love movement, unlike you. I mean, you're a massive movement, advocate and life is motion. I don't always feel like it. But I got to move I got to sweat. And then I'll just do a little meditation. I've got a journal that we have. And then I go live on clubhouse. And that to me is such a privilege because I'm then I'm so ready. I've had two hours to get ready to then talk. And it's I'm vibrating. I've learned something I want to teach it. I want to share it. Patti Dobrowolski 18:04 Yeah, yeah. Sweat already. You're sweaty. Pete Cohen 18:54 Yeah, I make a cup of coffee. I sit with her for a few minutes. And then I'm bang. Let's go. And then that's what I do. I know what I love to do. And I love to help people work out when is it that you feel most alive? And I feel most alive right now just talking to you. You know, it's like I there's nowhere else on earth. I'd rather be right now than just being here knowing that someone will listen to this. And someone will go Oh, that's interesting. I never thought of that like that before. Patti Dobrowolski 19:21 Yeah, yeah. I love that. So So then you're on clubhouse, and you're on there for a while, but then you start to do coaching with people don't usually isn't part of your day doing one to one coaching. Pete Cohen 19:32 Only a bit. I used to do a lot. You know, I have a group that you have been a part of. I mean, you've effect I mean, how does that feel for you? Come on. Let me let me throw this back on you. Yeah, our relationship is pretty unique, right in terms of the impact that you've had on my life, my wife's life, the impact I've had on your life, all the people I coach, all of the people that have been through that been through the 30 day programme, have seen you because you're a part of that. All of the people that are on my elite coaching programme they all know you because they've been through another one of your courses. What's that like for you, knowing the impact that you've had on people? I'm a lot of people, you don't even know those people. They've you've never met them? Patti Dobrowolski 20:10 Yeah, you know, I never I think I don't think about that I don't think about the impact that I have, I just know that there's more people to reach. So I'm always looking for the person that is waiting out there like Siona, right? Who is trying to change the world by getting them to stop making plastic toys, who's 10 years old with their own podcast? I mean, come on, the people that I met through, you are just incredible. So what I know is that I'll randomly get these notice, you know, an email from somebody almost every single day of somebody who's seen me somewhere, or watch the video or done that. And I think to myself. Okay, good. If that's my legacy universe, I'm all in, you just show me the next door you want me to walk through. And if it continues to be this door, and I'm expanding it, that's the way to do it. And I think that's what I'd love about what you've been doing is you continue to modify and change and pivot with what your audience needs, what your community is asking for what you're listening for, which that's so essential. I think, when you're building your brand, and you're coming up with the identity of who you are and what you bring to the world. Pete Cohen 21:24 Well, you've just given me something just in terms of I really want to celebrate this year, the people that I've been on this journey with, so I'm going to celebrate them whether that's on clubhouse or with through a podcast, because what a privileged position to be, have a positive impact in people's lives. I think that I know mine, I know, I'm not going to be here forever. But while I'm here, I definitely want to just do what I can. Patti Dobrowolski 21:52 Yeah. Pete Cohen 21:52 With what I have and what I have. I mean, you know, Napoleon Hill wrote about this idea that of retirement that people buy into this idea. And then they're focusing on something which is the end. And I think, yes, that's why people die soon after they retire. That's right. I don't want to these are my best years, right? And right you for us, these should be our best years, because we've got all of this experience that we've been through. Yeah, we can share that with others. So I just feel like I've just got started when people ask me, What have you done, I think, I don't really want to tell you, but I will, because you're obviously interested. Let me tell you why you're gonna do. Well, and it's part of the essence of you. And this is something that I think is essential to changing yourself and changing your mindset. Like, really, to become a better person a better you, every single moment requires that you're grateful. So let me just say back to your question that you said to me, I'm so grateful, like you that I have the opportunity to serve, and that I'm alive, that I have a body that I'm healthy, that I can go out and serve people in any way that I can. And if that's true, and even if it's not true, if I don't feel great, I'm still going to get on the phone, I'm still going to get in front of an audience. I'm still going to do stuff. Because like you do, we're about service. So where did that idea of service you talked about your dad being a Rotarian. But where else did you learn about service? My parents? Patti Dobrowolski 23:24 They were your inspirator your mom was so incredible. Your dad both of them? They were so incredible Pete Cohen 23:31 Yeah. I mean, and also, you know, that whole thing of what's been passed on to me I want to pass on to others. I don't know if you feel the same thing, but it's almost like it's an honour that people have poured into me they believed in me when I didn't believe in myself people who aren't here anymore. It's like, wow, they've left something with me. I'm getting goosebumps as I'm saying this I can feel my hands even my hands are changing colour. You know, in the the idea of look what has been given to me I want to give it to you, you can do what you want with it, but I'm still gonna give it you know, and I think it does take many people a certain kind of age maybe to get to to realise I think more and more people are waking up to being able to realise that life is at its best when you are contributing, and you're growing. Patti Dobrowolski 24:16 Yeah. Pete Cohen 24:16 I was thinking before we came on today a party that was that I want what I do to speak louder than me. You know what I'm doing when no one else is looking who I'm being it's not holding a flashlight over myself. You know, I'm watching myself. I'm not judging myself. I'm just looking out for myself. Because no one else can look out for me in the way that I can look out for myself. You know? Patti Dobrowolski 24:37 Yeah, I I love that. Nobody could look out for me or the way I can look out for myself. Pete Cohen 24:45 Yeah, I mean, you do you always look out for me. You just be you always look out for me. You're very intuitive. You sent me messages. Sometimes I was thinking about you because that's another thing. When you were talking I was also thinking about how you're very intuitive, I would say Spiritual, which is you are guided by something that is bigger than you, you know, you have faith in the universe that everything will turn out okay. And that's very warming to me because it's nice to be reminded of that, that there's, whether it's true or not, I'm not here to prove that to anybody. Yeah, that's what I do believe. But it's not yes minded times. Patti Dobrowolski 25:21 Well, and I think that's what creates the positive energy that you exude is this place where you understand, you have a calling, you have a purpose, you've got a service, you're going to use the genetic encoding that you got from your parents, from their parents, from their parents, from whoever else, in your environment from Rafa who helped you to become your best self. Now you have to hold the mantle. And when you hold that mantle, who do you look to inspire you out in the world, like you always quote Napoleon Hill, you quote, other people that have inspired you. And so who in your sphere is inspiring you now, who's inspiring you now? Pete Cohen 26:08 Um, well, I was just thinking I have to go back. Oprah. I'm sorry. I mean, Oprah was a massive game changer for I was watching Oprah in the early 90s. And my friends were going, why are you watching Oprah Winfrey? Patti Dobrowolski 26:20 She is fantastic. Yeah, well, I love you both, too. And I was thinking too, about what you were saying. Because I think this is it. It's often when you are up against something that you find you must need to make these big pivots right in what you're doing. It might be your career, might be your focus, it might be whatever is happening. And it's the discomfort that forces you out of who you are, to step into who you could be, and you have to, you know, feel the discomfort of it. I think of the times where you felt uncomfortable, and we've shared a conversation about it. And then you have totally recommitted to something new, which I think that is an amazing thing about evolution is that, you know, as beings in the world, we have the opportunity when we come up against ourselves in a hard place to evolve. And so what do you do when you get into that stuck place in yourself or your business or with a person? What do you do? Pete Cohen 26:22 And she was bringing people to the table, that I never would have heard of people like Caroline Mays, who's this medical intuitive. Yes. Just saw Dr. Phil, you know, yeah. But now who inspires me? Well, obviously one of those people you've met, you know, that's my wife, you know, you know, she, she's incredible. She doesn't realise just the impact that he has on this world and what she's been through and what she does now in terms of create what she created for you. And Julie, this beautiful quillt, you know, I love the video that you sent when she sent it to you, you asked her to make something so she never would have imagined herself years ago. And I think that's also another important point, because she wouldn't have imagined it. Yes, that she had to go through something in order to find out really what her calling was. And her calling is to create. Yeah, you know, and, again, I don't think you realise just how much of an impact you've had on her. We love you, Patti, you know. I remember hearing someone recently talking about oh, yeah, it was Mel Robbins, actually, who also is an amazing lady. Patti Dobrowolski 28:36 Yeah, she's fantastic. 12345 go Pete Cohen 28:40 54321. Patti Dobrowolski 28:43 That's good. Pete Cohen 28:44 You wait, she talks about being stuck. I saw a video with her talking about she goes, it's good to be stuck because it's a signal to do something, but you don't stay stuck. It's a signal to move. And I think I've always known that. It's that when I feel stuck, I've got to do something. I don't understand people that when they get stuck, then I'm kind of contradicting myself. Because sometimes if I feel stuck, I'll distract myself, but I'm getting much better at going. Now. Don't do something that is productive. Don't waste time. You know, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with looking out the window and putting your feet up and all of that stuff. Patti Dobrowolski 29:19 Taking a walk, you know, to clear your head and figure out what it is. Pete Cohen 29:24 Yeah, I'm having faith and I do have a lot more faith actually over the last few years or if I'm stuck on something is to leave it. Patti Dobrowolski 29:30 Yeah. Pete Cohen 29:31 So you know what? That's again, Napoleon Hill used to call it he used to call it his sub. Hey sub, you know, asking his subconscious mind to give you before you go to sleep at night. Hey, sub? Can you get out for me? So when I wake up in the morning, the answer will be there. Patti Dobrowolski 29:45 Write down a little piece of paper, stick it under your pillow. Yeah, any kind of tips like that. I love those. Pete Cohen 29:52 Having faith. He was a very spiritual man and he endured a lot of criticism from people when my book came out talking about sexual transmutation, talking about cosmic hammer force talking about higher intelligence, speaking out against religion, speaking our education. And that's why we're someone like him being able to bring his work to remind people, I think it's important. Patti Dobrowolski 30:15 Yes, I think some of the thinkers from the past, they were able to spend the time to do some deep thinking, and they figured out a way to be able to support themselves or not, and still think these things and work them through. And I often think that we don't get quite enough time to do that. And there's a whole book on really what the internet has done in terms of our thinking, and our children's thinking about how it's such a short and shallow attention span, that you've never really dropped down. And I think you've been very good about finding a way to drop down into yourself, whether you're on a train going to give a keynote, or whether you're, you know, having I know it's a fast drop down. But you definitely drop in, in that morning time to bring forth such great things. Pete Cohen 31:09 Well, you know, so two things that came to mind when you said that the first one is just going back to MI365. My goal has always been I didn't know at the beginning, but it's to get people to own what they're doing. I want people to own it. I want it to be theirs. I don't want it to be mine. Right. Your progress, your fitness, your health, your business that you did. I might have been a guide, I have helped you, but you were the one and I want people to own Patti Dobrowolski 31:33 Yes, Pete Cohen 31:33 They do. Patti Dobrowolski 31:34 Yes. Pete Cohen 31:34 That was the first thing. The other thing that you just pointed out there about dropping down. I know I have a talent. And I'm sure other people do that getting people to drop down themselves by asking them a few questions. So you ask questions that people that go, no one's ever asked me that question. And you get people to really go to a place of real importance and real significance. The heart. The core? Yes. You know what? Patti Dobrowolski 32:01 Well, I love that. Because that's so true. You ask the best questions, but where do they come from? So you tap your creative genius in this very unique way. But I wonder, well, how does that drop in for you? So how do you know the question to ask? Pete Cohen 32:20 I just trust myself. I just I don't know whether I've always been like that. I don't it's such a great question. I don't really think I've ever given it any. My initial answer was from just a higher place. It's coming to me. Patti Dobrowolski 32:33 Yeah. So it's just coming through? That's right. It's sitting in the warehouse. Pete Cohen 32:40 Yeah. And I'm not Yeah, I'm not. So again, a massive connection between the two of us because you talk about up your creative genius. I don't know whether it was you it might have been actually that just made me think what does that word mean? Genius. And then I looked at it and it doesn't mean it really means the moral authority. Yeah, within a human being that voice. And the Romans believed every house had a genius. You know, this is a house. Patti Dobrowolski 33:09 That's right. That's right. Pete Cohen 33:10 Who are you listening to? Patti Dobrowolski 33:11 He's pointing to his body. So if you're not watching this, then he's pointing to your body is your house. And it really is, it's your vehicle, right? For bringing through whatever comes to you. And when you trust yourself, then what comes to you. This is what you're saying. What comes to you then comes out of your mouth, you trusted enough to say it? Pete Cohen 33:32 Well, anyone who's listened to the podcast, right the way through, you've obviously been listening to the genius, because there is another part of you that maybe there's been points where you thought, Oh, I've heard enough of this. I'll go and do something else. No, there's something in you that is engaged and you want to get to the end. You want to finish what you've started. Yeah, we just don't live in a world where we're really encouraged to, were not encouraged to be free free thinkers. Patti Dobrowolski 33:56 No, no, not at all. We were encouraged to be little lambs, following the sheep following everybody else going off, and then dropping off the edge of the cliff like that Dilbert cartoon. You know, I remember that. I say that for a long time. Like, don't be a sheep. But now Pete, how can people connect with what you're doing right now? How can they connect with you? I know I'm gonna put it all in the show notes. But what are you doing in January, you're doing something really cool, right? You're doing this stop something. Start something, just say a little bit about this. Although I think you'll probably be a little bit later. You'll be in February. So I would say in the future, let's go. So you get to do start something stop something. And that'll continue, right. Pete Cohen 34:39 Yeah. So basically this year we had 7000 People go through our kickstart programme, which is free. Anyone can do that. I'm sure you just put the link in there. But this year, we're doing a programme where anyone can join at any time where we are encouraging people to form a relationship to where they want to be with their health, their energy, their relationships, their welfare work. Who is that person? Right? Because they're not you. They're a part of you. But there's some work to do to become this person. What is it that you need to start doing? What is it? That we're providing an environment where people can actually go to work on putting the things in play going beyond the honeymoon period of studying something for a few weeks, get on a streak, become a different person. And obviously, I've already asked you Patti to be a part of this. Patti Dobrowolski 35:26 Oh, yeah, this, look at this. Anything I love that. Pete Cohen 35:30 Can't say this is a chess piece of the statue of David. You know, listen, Michelangelo carved that out that piece of marble. There were famous sculptures who looked at it and discarded. It said it's got too many fractions in it. But he did it. He did it. Why he saw what he wanted. He was asked how did you do it? He goes, I just got rid of what didn't need to be there. We all have that we can all carve it out. The greatest thing, what will be your greatest achievement? Not what has what will be? Will it not be who you decide to become so? Patti Dobrowolski 36:05 Yes, I love it. This is going to be so great. And I love you so much that you spent time with us today because this was incredible. This little golden drops that are dropping in. So you go back and listen to it over and over again. Follow Pete Cohen, get into a clubhouse and listen to him get in one of his rooms. Let him inspire you because it will change your life. I know it changed mine. And I'm so grateful to you, Pete for everything you and Hannah have brought into the world and into my world. Really just amazing. Thank you so much. Pete Cohen 36:40 Thank you. Patti Dobrowolski 36:41 And I will look forward to more opportunities for adventure with you Pete Cohen let's go let's do this shall we? Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on up your creative genius. Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly Patti Dobrowolski and the up your creative genius podcast. That's a wrap.

On The Table Gaming
Episode 120: The Marvel(ous) Zombie Apocalypse is almost upon us!

On The Table Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 49:52


Mike Meeple and Mark Albenesius join Chase from On the Table Gaming to talk about Marvel Zombies, CMON's 50th Kickstarter, and the latest entry into the Zombicide system. Marvel Zombies heads to Kickstarter on January 18th and there's so much to be excited about! Don't forget to check out On the Table Gaming's Facebook group … Continue reading Episode 120: The Marvel(ous) Zombie Apocalypse is almost upon us! →

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!
How to Plan an Online Tour for Your Kickstarter Launch with Ryan Claytor

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 69:56


For decades, authors have promoted new book launches by going on tour, and in the past, Ryan Claytor has done just that. But in a pandemic era, for his latest launch for "A Hunter's Tale", he's pivoted to an online tour model. In this session, he'll share how he lined up 31 "online tour stops" in 31 days to get the word out about his project...and how you can do the same!

Play Comics
The Color of Always with Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader

Play Comics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 51:55


It sucks that we live in a world where I have to be excited that something like The Color of Always exists. But we do, and I'm excited because more people need to see themselves in comics. Plus, like we say at least 57 gajillions times in the episode, the art is just beautiful. You don't have to take my word for it though. Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader can back me up on this one. Listen in as we take a look at this LGBTQIA+ love anthology that's put together with…….ummm………. love I guess? Learn such things as: Why are projects like this super important? What are some easy ways to decide on crowdfunding rewards for backers? How should you go about finding someone to work on a project with you? And so much more! You can find Brent on Twitter @carolcollector, Instagram @carolcollector, and their website BrentFisher.net You can find Michele on Twitter @cerealpancake. You can find The Color of Always at the Kickstarter campaign page. If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you're interested in. If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order. Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix. You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook. Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who might be a monster, but at least he doesn't spoil movies for people who still aren't comfortable going to the theater.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2750 - Will The Country Just Accept Minority Rule Forever? w/ Osita Nwanevu & Judy Gold

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 94:54


It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu, contributing editor at The New Republic, to wrap up the week in news and discuss his recent piece in the New York Times, "Trump Isn't the Only One To Blame for the Capitol Riot." Osita sits down to unpack the project of Republican grievance that has been built over the last few decades, boiling over into violence last 1/6. Osita explores how conservatives have been forced to grapple with seeing themselves as a political majority while they see the culture slip away from their values. First, he and Sam contextualize this within the last few decades, exploring how Senate Republicans have last represented a majority of voters in the 90s, despite holding a majority of seats about half of the time, and how this, along with a similar situation with the presidency, has allowed analysis to take over the right that ignores the structure of our political system, allowing them to interpret the electorate as conservative. They then dive into the narrative set up by this ideology, seeing any success of a progressive agenda on the electoral or cultural fronts as a result of Democratic conspiracy to undermine the conservative majority, and look at how Democratic institutionalists have internalized the fight for white moderate support as a necessity in politics, thus only working to reinforce this idea that they must constantly be catered to. They wrap up the interview by exploring how leftist organizing can work to do what the DNC won't, building infrastructure on the ground to create a base that fights for its majority representation without conceding to a moderate conservatism that is antithetical to its platform. Sam also touches on some upcoming court cases taking on testing mandates, vaccine mandates, and Congress's capacity for delegation. Then, Sam is joined by comedian Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast, as she makes her 2022 MR debut! Judy and Sam take on the 1/6 anniversary, the conservative fear of actually saying “fuck you” to a president, and the state of having children in Omicron. And in the Fun Half, Sam touches on the oral arguments for the SCOTUS case on vaccine mandates, Teacher Lauren discusses the failure of localities to stand behind their teachers and students, and Dennis Prager reminds us that 1/6 insurrectionists were unarmed, metaphorically. Elon Musk's single lane, Tesla-only tunnel in Las Vegas turns out to not help congestion, Peter McIndoe preaches about the self-care of letting yourself breathe drone-free air, and Adam from OH-6 discusses a potential plan to run for Congress, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Subscribe to Osita's newsletter here. The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Cheers to Comics! Podcast
#380- January 12's Pull-List Priorities

Cheers to Comics! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 101:26


Brian Wayne fills you in on the MUST-ADD comics for this week's FOCs, as well as the coming NEW COMIC BOOK DAY hype for 1/12! ___________ CHEERSTOCOMICS.COM SHOPCHEERSTOCOMICS.COM (USE CODE "PODCAST" TO SAVE 10% @ CHECKOUT!) TWITTER: @cheerstocomics INSTAGRAM: @thecheerstocomicspodcast FACEBOOK.com/cheerstocomics __________ Ink'd Marketing Featured Comic: "LAST NIGHT OF THE TWIKNIGHT" Back it on KICKSTARTER here! https://www.twiknight.com ___________ Proudly affiliated with: GEEK COLLECTIVE /Age of Radio Podcast Networks & NSCLIVETV.com & Ink'd Marketing Solutions & Nerds4Ever- 307nerds4ever.com (Use Code CHEERS at checkout to save 10%) ___________ For BOOKING/ADVERTISEMENT opportunities, contact BOOKING@CHEERSTOCOMICS.COM ____________ Intro/Outro music composed by GRADY LEWIS ___________ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

This Flippin' Podcast
A Hunter's Tale with special guest Ryan Claytor

This Flippin' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 56:46


Tommy and Taylor are joined by their friend Ryan Claytor to talk about his new Kickstarter, A Hunter's Tale. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisflippinpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisflippinpodcast/support

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2749 - Why The Democrats Still Don't Understand "Party Politics" w/ Adam Hilton

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 81:57


Sam hosts Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, to discuss his recent book True Blues: The Contentious Transformation of the Democratic Party, on how the party apparatus of the Democratic Party went from a three-majority monster in the midst of the 20th Century to a hollow shell of an organization. Professor Hilton begins by walking through where political parties came from, looking at them as creatures of political officials seeking to form a structure of internal coalition, while in contentious interaction with the social groups that make up their base, before they help contextualize where the Democratic Party was coming out of the New Deal. Adam and Sam walk through the coalition of Southern conservatives, big city Democratic machines, and Northern liberals that took hold of US politics for three decades after FDR's Presidency, exploring the Confederate-like arrangement that allowed states and localities autonomy over their agendas, and why this both bolstered the unity over those decades, while also ultimately undermining the Democratic association with growing movements for civil rights, with continued coalition with a segregationist south. Next, they dive into the four years from 1968-1972 that saw a complete deconstruction of the Democratic apparatus, starting with the '68 conventions election of Hubert Humphrey – against the public's engagement –  and shifting towards a New Politics ideology of good government reformation amidst a rejection of racial populism. Professor Hilton then dives into how organizations like the Coalition for a Democratic Majority put themself at the center of the party in the wake of George McGovern and New Politic's overwhelming loss to Nixon in '72, effectively working to completely deconstruct the party reformation, leaving behind solely a shell of an organization, largely relying on outside groups for their electoral efforts. Hilton and Sam also explore the major differences between the Democratic and Republican parties at this time, before diving into how we can see the DNC or other organizations work to rebuild the party's structure. Sam also gives some updates on Omicron and Education. And in the Fun Half: Sam reunites with Matt and Brandon as they take on Nate Silver's descent into a whole new realm of fear-mongering, Hannity and Meadows reflect on the true meaning of January 6th, and the crew reflects on their Omicron run-ins. Ron DeSantis debates the politicization of coup d'etats, and Brandon and Matt reflect on the legacy of the 1/6 narratives. Lin Manuel Miranda inspires a conversation on the relationship between talent and corniness, and Nathan from Chicago chats about WWE's exploitative practices. They also chat about the Democrats' desire to respect existential threats, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Post Modern Art Podcast
SHINING STAR | Starteas (Episode #64)

Post Modern Art Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 55:06


Enjoy a galactic conversation with Evan, better known as Starteas, a VTuber and web comic artist behind the comic Lumi and the Great Big Galaxy, as we discuss their art journey so far, Wander Over Yander, the upcoming Kickstarter for an animated pilot for Lumi, and so much more! Starteas' Links: Lumi Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/starteas/lumi-and-the-great-big-galaxy?ref=clipboard-prelaunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/starteas Lumi Webcomic: https://tapas.io/episode/1286937 Lumi Twitter: https://twitter.com/latgbg Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/starteas Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/starteas Join the PMAP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pmap Merch shop: https://pmap.creator-spring.com/ Visit the Apocalypse Podcast Network website to find your new favorite podcast: https://apocalypsepodcastnetwork.com/ Stranger Than Christian: https://strangerthanchristian.com/ Join the Apocalypse Podcast Network Discord: https://discord.gg/NWWErt3dA5 Outro Song - "Parts In Motion" - Vera Much Stream her newest EP "Thank U!": https://open.spotify.com/album/3AO61mm8a81osp9FsPpFgv?si=sZ2Pq_aSTbWLzHLwff2Rig Linktree (To find other platforms, socials, etc.): https://linktr.ee/PostModernArtPodcast For business inquiries, contact postmodernartpodcast@gmail.com Produced by Nathan Ragland and Maria Moreno Maria's Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TipsyJHearts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tipsyjhearts/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tipsyjhearts Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/tipsyjhearts Portfolio: https://tipsyjhearts.wixsite.com/portfolio Go out there and create something amazing!

Solo Nerd Bird
Interview w/ Rich Wojcicki - Deadbeats & Miscreants: Volume 1

Solo Nerd Bird

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 45:12


My interview w/ Rich Wojcicki discussing his comic, Deadbeats & Miscreants: Volume 1 to help promote his Kickstarter (http://kck.st/3sIZ88a).Theme music The City Above composed by Tim Roven on www.tabletopauduio.com. All rights reserved to Rich Wojcicki, Nick Philpott, Rich Wojciki Studios. - Rich Wojcicki: IG - @rdpub // Website - www.rpdub.com Letter - Nick Philpott: Website - https://theabominabledr.gumroad.com/ // Twitter - @TheAbominableDr - - - Socials: IG: solonerdbirdpodcast Twitter: solonerdbirdpod FB: solonerdbirdpod Tumblr: solonerdbird Fanbase: solonerdbird Anchor.Fm: solo-nerd-bird WordPress: solonerdbird.wordpress.com Twitch: solo_nerd_bird Email: solonerdbird@gmail.com

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Ecommerce with CrowdCrux | Crowdfunding Demystified
EP #374 The Path To 10x Fund Your Kickstarter Campaign | Satisfactory - Plush Lizard Doggo & Xeno-Basher Replicas

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Ecommerce with CrowdCrux | Crowdfunding Demystified

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:48


If you've listened to this podcast before, it should come as no surprise that Kickstarter is massive. We've shared hundreds of success stories of campaigns that reached six-figure funding—some even seven figures. However, most people still won't take action from this opportunity due to the fear of having too niche of a market. That cannot be further from the truth, and today's guest will prove it to you. In this episode of Crowdfunding Demystified, you'll hear Salvador Briggman talk to David, a first-time crowdfunder who was able to surpass his funding goal by 10x! And no, he didn't sell a tech gadget or a board game. Instead, David joined forces with Coffee Stain Studios to make licensed plushies for the first-person factory-building and open-exploration game, SATISFACTORY. In the episode, David will reveal: His journey to a 10x funded Kickstarter campaign How to set your funding goal the right way How to work with influencers to boost your Kickstarter campaign And so much more! So if you've ever hesitated to create your very first crowdfunding campaign, then listening to this episode is a must. It proves that your idea can work, no matter how niche the product seems to be. So grab your pen and paper, and enjoy your listen! Resources and Tools Mentioned on the Show Book a coaching call Tune in to Sal's Live Workshops The Kickstarter Launch Formula Audiobook Fulfillrite: Kickstarter and crowdfunding reward fulfillment services. They come highly recommended! Download their free shipping and fulfillment checklist. SATISFACTORY - Plush Lizard Doggo & Xeno-Basher Replicas

The Autonomous Creative
Kickstarting strange and amazing comics (and making a living!), with C. Spike Trotman

The Autonomous Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022


Cartoonist and publisher Spike Trotman publishes books she considers “strange and amazing.” Her company Iron Circus specializes in “underrepresented voices, underrepresented themes, stuff that has not got a big audience quite frankly or a lot of people catering to it right now.” Sounds like a recipe for struggle. Yet they're KILLING it. “For the first time in my career, it feels limitless. It feels like I have so many possibilities.” Spike is a Kickstarter All-Star champ, and Iron Circus has gone from self-publishing her webcomic collection to putting out up to 15 books a year, riding a wave of pandemic-fueled popularity into new ventures (animation) and big plans for more growth. Spike does everything her own DIY way and is making it work (and then some), so give this fun episode a listen and find out why you're better off better off making pineapple-anchovy pizza. Top takeaways: Despite reasonable competition for the hardest-working publisher and loving her work, Spike's got hit with major burnout. feeling overwhelmed: "The answer isn't to work harder. The answer is to take a break." The importance of delegating tasks and asking people for help. You don't have to (and shouldn't) do it all. More from the episode... How the pandemic affected comics publishing (spoiler alert: 40% GROWTH.) Spike's struggle to shift her mindset from DIY indie comic to business owner: "I was still in that headspace where no one can do it correctly but me." The ins and outs of Kickstarter, including how the platform has evolved since Spike's first campaign in 2009. What is Spike's "cheese pizza" theory of mainstream media? And why are anchovies so awesome? "You do not have to be a New York Times best seller to make a living." — Why it only takes a thousand true fans. How sometimes, small indie creators can do better than mainstream authors. "There's still room for functioning independently." "We love our erotica and we love the people who make it." — How Iron Circus nurtures (one of) its niche audience(s). Spike describes her first vacation in over 10 years. The value of intentionally reserving some elements of life to be non-monetized in avoiding burnout. Balancing business and the need to be creative, Spike shares her low-stress method for making her own comics even while running an active publishing company. The value of NOT learning to do everything yourself...learning to accept help and delegating tasks within her small business: “I remember with crystal clarity the day I decided, oh wait, maybe it would be more efficient to hire someone who's been doing this for 20 years, than try and teach myself an entirely new system and do it myself.” More from Spike Trotman C. Spike Trotman is a cartoonist and publisher. She started an imprint called Iron Circus to self-publish her own webcomic Templar, AZ back in the late aughts, and then built that little publishing effort into the largest indie comics publisher in the Midwest! Trotman is also known for the webcomics Lucas and Odessa (with Meg Gandy), Sparkneedle (with Matt Sherridan), and Blikada. Iron Circus now publishes a slate of a dozen or more new books every year. They're even getting into the animation game with a short by Tracy J. Butler's Lackadaisy that Iron Circus just Kickstarted for $330,000. Spike is also incredibly generous in helping younger and less-established creators figure out how to make this all work (check out her eBook, Let's Kickstart a Comic). Connect with Spike Trotman https://ironcircus.com https://twitter.com/Iron_Spike https://twitter.com/ironcircuscomix https://facebook.com/ironcircuscomics instagram @ironcircus pillowfort @iron_spike Additional Links https://law-arts.org https://mynoise.netThe Autonomous Creative is brought to you by Authentic Visibility: marketing for creatives who (think they) hate marketing. Learn more here!

Legacy & Legends
Planar Compass #2 Buccaneers of the Big Black

Legacy & Legends

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 13:42


Today we discuss Planar Compass #2 a great zine with wonderful colorful art that takes you across different worlds. I strongly suggest picking this one up. You can find it at planarcompass.com and the Kickstarter for issue number 3 is going to be here soon, so go sign up to get notified when it launches at www.kickstarter.com/projects/planarcompass/planar-compass-issue-3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wobbliesandwizards/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wobbliesandwizards/support

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2748 - The Fight To Defeat Privatization w/ Donald Cohen

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 58:40


Sam hosts Donald Cohen, founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, to discuss his recent book The Privatization of Everything: How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back that he co-wrote with Allen Mikaelian, on how neoliberal policies have cut up the public sphere, dividing its profits between a narrow subset of people, while turning the rest of us into competing consumers rather than communal citizens. Cohen and Sam begin by walking through how private companies take over public goods, first looking at the cautionary tale of Chicago Parking Meters LLC, originally a public good before being frantically sold for just over a billion dollars to offset the red in the city's budget, only to see the cost of parking in Chicago skyrocket as the city realized it had undersold for fractions of the potential profits. However, solely focusing on parking drastically undersells the issue, as they explore how, beyond distributing wealth to further stratification, the privatization of public goods often ends up putting necessities in the hands of corporations, including access to clean water, education (both schools and libraries), and, of course, healthcare, resulting in the most central elements of our society turning towards the market over the community. Donald Cohen dives into this privatization of community, working through the disastrous effects of charter schools and private schools on our education system, before taking a step back in scale to discuss how socialized medicine gave us all of the benefits of the vaccines, while the privatized profits have contributed to all of the horrors of the variants, and what the privatization of the judicial system has looked like. They wrap up the interview by touching on how we can push back against rampant privatization, focusing on pressuring our local and federal governments on legislative and policy issues, and reminding the public of the surface of the state that protects us in everyday life. And in the Fun Half: Eric Adams moves his claim over the NYPD to be one over every worker in New York City, Coby from Utah calls in to discuss the healthcare provider shortage, and Robert from Tampa follows that up with a discussion on municipal ownership of utilities. El Camino Chavez finally gets his chance to debate Sam, only to blow it out his mask, Dana Perino reminds us that if we want to conquer the elements, we need tanks, or, ya know, farming equipment. Manchin is done with shutting things down, the MR Crew admires Ted Cruz's and Senator Hawley's foresight on last January 5th, and Tyler from Indianapolis explores white supremacy and the military, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Shopify: Run a business? Supercharge your knowledge, your sales, and your success with Shopify: the all-in-one commerce platform to start, run, and grow your business. Shopify gives entrepreneurs the resources once reserved for big business — so upstarts, start-ups, and established businesses alike can sell everywhere, synchronize online and in-person sales, and effortlessly stay informed. Go to https://www.shopify.com/free-trial?utm_campaign=paid_audio_-_podcast_-_amer_-_united_states_-_all_-_experimential_-_english_-_awareness&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_term=majority  for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Secrets To Scaling Online
Ep 282: How Customer Communication Can 10x Your Business With Ramon Perez Coronado, Barner Brand

Secrets To Scaling Online

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 23:34


One of the most important factors of growing your business is having deep conversations with your customers to both humanize your brand and to help form meaningful relationships. In this episode, Ramon Perez Coronado, Co-Founder and COO of Barner Brand talks about building your company through deep conversations with clients. According to him, having one product won't let you do that. He also shares about Kickstarter and different funding methods.Listen up and enjoy!KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODEYou need to have conversations with your clients, but having only one product won't allow you to do that.Always think of how you can help people more.When you receive feedback and apply it, you grow.Clients need transparency.When you create a company that has no name, the only thing that matters is your work.A pre-ordering system and hiring people for forecasting operations help combat overstocks and insufficient stocks.Building a culture for the company and the team helps keep the company's mission and vision.Recommended Tool/App: https://www.notion.soRecommended Book: Think Like A Monk, Jay Shettyhttps://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488Today's Guest:Ramon Perez Coronado is the Co-Founder and COO of Barner Brand. He is an entrepreneur and a successful Kickstarter creator.Barner Brand is a Barcelona-based B-corp-certified company. They offer products that enhance and improve digital life.Connect and learn more about Ramon and Barner Brand here:Website: https://www.barnerbrand.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-perez-coronado/?originalSubdomain=esTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/barner_brandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/barnerbrandWe love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here:https://mindfulmarketing.co/growthplan-applyIf you've been paying attention and your brand is ready to GROW, apply now to be the one new brand we take on this month!https://mindfulmarketing.co/apply

Zero to a Million
How to Create Community Then Product Sales with Hansol Hong

Zero to a Million

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 19:53


HIGHLIGHTSFounding Robolink to make technology fun and approachableTesting in an after school program and perfecting product market fitMarketing with Kickstarter and winning the 2019 CES Innovation Award Fostering community, online camps, and robotics clubsQUOTESHansol: "We were testing our product every single day with our students, so that's why when we actually released our janky product prototype, and then when that went to the market, it had a really good product market fit."Hansol: "We think about the marketing as, okay, how do we actually make the most impact? And then actually create the social responsibility for our company too because we're an educational company."You can connect with Hansol in the links below:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hansolhong/Website - www.robolink.comKickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robolink/buildy-bots-zero-screen-time-coding-and-robots-for-kids-5

Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast
Looking Forward to the Year 2022

Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 34:10


Meeple Nation Episode 404 This week we are talking about what we are looking forward to in this brand new year. Kickstarter's we hope that will be fulfilled this year and gaming events we are looking for this year Come, join us at the game table.

Comic Book Rundown
Episode 534: Kickstarter Comics 1

Comic Book Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 14:41


On today's episode, I give my quick thoughts on some Kickstarter books that I've gotten, those being The Polar Paradox, Prince-S Starthief and Gaslighters. Twitter: @comicrundown Instagram: @comicbookrundown Email: comicbookrundown@gmail.com Hosted by Joe Janero and Ron Hanes Edited by Joe Janero Theme song provided by one of the Sex Turtles (Joe Cubas) Find our t-shirts at Redbubble and TeePublic https://www.redbubble.com/shop/comic+book+rundown?ref=search_box http://tee.pub/lic/vBbIJZ4eLQ0c

GeekNights with Rym + Scott
GeekNights 20220104 - Lost Ruins of Arnak (2020)

GeekNights with Rym + Scott

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022


Tonight on GeekNights, we review Lost Ruins of Arnak (2020). It's an elegant worker placement deckbuilder. We like it. In the news, COVID-19 is again an extreme crisis (please don't go to MAGFest this coming weekend), Square Enix made a repugnant New Year's statement, Kickstarter is dead, and the fake high school was indeed fake.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2747 - January 6th And The “Modern Jihad” w/ Suzanne Schneider

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 69:52


Sam hosts Suzanne Schneider, Deputy Director and Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute, to discuss her recent book The Apocalypse and the End of History: Modern Jihad and the Crisis of Liberalism, on the evolution of jihad as liberalism took over the world. Schneider begins by helping frame the central terms, exploring the greater project of liberalism, attempting to advance democracy, the free market, and individual liberty over the last three centuries, and how that transitioned into neoliberalism, with the takeover of the state and products of democracy by capital, before they look at jihad as a form of Islamic warfare. Suzanne then dives into how the right to engage in jihad has evolved, from the right of a state or caliphate, as seen as recently as the Ottoman Empire's entrance into World War I, to a form of insurrection, largely in rejection of the people's faith in the state, over the last century, only recently changing with ISIS' s populist and elite-driven claim to a new caliphate. She and Sam dive into this development, looking at how ISIS was able to use an ideology of self-selecting to drive feelings of individual agency, and the capacity to have an actual impact, amidst democracy's failure to deliver the same ability, and look at the similar qualities in the far-right movements in the US, giving rise to authoritarianism dressed up in religious aesthetics that thrives on disenchantment and lack of civil agency. This brings them to a discussion of neoliberalism and the process of state capture and privatization of capital, looking at how complete fealty to the market has seen the state let democracy, and civil agency slip by the wayside. Sam and Suzanne wrap up the interview by looking at colonialism, rather than domestic capitalism in the empires, as the sowing ground for today's expression of liberalism, where the state exists for the capture of capital for private benefit and to violently suppress resentment, exploiting people and keeping them tamed through the monopoly on violence. Sam also dives into Schumer's recent turnaround on the filibuster, and deciphering what he really is willing to give up to Manchin. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst joins us as she and Sam explore a wild set of New York News updates, from Eric Adams claiming the NYPD as his personal police, to the New York bipartisan redistricting committee practically giving up on Long Island Democrats, before they explore Sam getting Queer Eyed, Glenn and Tucker trying to balance libertarian bullshitting with authoritarian dog-whistling, and Candace Owens and Alex Jones turning their back on Trump. They also cover the Jims (Jordan and Banks) expressing excitement at Trump's upcoming Jan 6 rally, plus, your IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: ExpressVPN: Every time you connect to an unencrypted network, any hacker on the same network can gain access to your personal data (like passwords, financial details, etc.) ExpressVPN creates a super secure, encrypted tunnel between your device and the internet so hackers can't steal your sensitive data. Secure your online data TODAY by visiting https://www.expressvpn.com/majority. That's https://www.expressvpn.com/majority and you can get an extra three months FREE. 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Blizzard Watch
2021 TTRPG year in review

Blizzard Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 60:08


We look back at TTRPGs in 2021 including major releases and indie ones as well. We also discuss the importance of Kickstarter, our favorite TTRPGs of the year, and highlights from our first year recording the podcast.

Munchkin Land
Munchkin Land #646: Embracer Group Buys Asmodee

Munchkin Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 14:59


Big news in the gaming world, and Dan Patriss has you covered! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Munchkin Land continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com NEWS Asmodee USA announced the release of  Star Wars: Jabba's Palace – A Love Letter Game, February '22 $15 Asmodee also announced the re-release in US of Coimbra. Jan '22 $70. Patchwork: Valentine Edition will release this month ~$35 Another holiday version of patchwork with tweaked theme from the quilting to making a box of chocolates. Funko Games put out some more info last month on Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, which will be on Kickstarter on March 22, 2022. Here's the video Funko and Prospero hall put out AEG will release release Mystic Vale: Essential Edition designed by John D Clair, in March 22 An amazing game and this edition will have 3 expansions with it. Vale of Magic, Vale of the Wild, and Mana Storm $90. Also from AEG Meeples and Monsters will release in April ‘22. $60. Level 99 Games also put out a press release highlighting all their plans for this year with some coded or code names for their projects. "Nightjar" is the 6th season of Exceed! "Crow" is a totally new board game based upon a well-known video-game IP. They haven't spilled much more but they should be announcing it inMarch. "Magpie" is a reprint of Millennium Blades. "Snowy Owl" is a new role-playing game set at Argent University. You may have seen some magic school roleplaying in the past, but nothing will prepare you for the unique experience that awaits at Argent. "Condor" is a reprint of BattleCON 4th Edition. "Falcon" is new game of tactical conquest from designer Trey Chambers.(Argent the Consortium and Epyreal Spells and Steam) For the first time, you will be able to lead the nations of Indines in a geopolitical struggle for control of the continent. War is multi-dimensional, and you will need to manage economy, magical research, political connections, and military tactics in order to prevail.  (Q4 22) KICKSTARTERS Call of Killforth: A fantasy Quest Game

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed
Munchkin Land #646: Embracer Group Buys Asmodee

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 14:59


Big news in the gaming world, and Dan Patriss has you covered! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Munchkin Land continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com NEWS Asmodee USA announced the release of  Star Wars: Jabba's Palace – A Love Letter Game, February '22 $15 Asmodee also announced the re-release in US of Coimbra. Jan '22 $70. Patchwork: Valentine Edition will release this month ~$35 Another holiday version of patchwork with tweaked theme from the quilting to making a box of chocolates. Funko Games put out some more info last month on Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, which will be on Kickstarter on March 22, 2022. Here's the video Funko and Prospero hall put out AEG will release release Mystic Vale: Essential Edition designed by John D Clair, in March 22 An amazing game and this edition will have 3 expansions with it. Vale of Magic, Vale of the Wild, and Mana Storm $90. Also from AEG Meeples and Monsters will release in April ‘22. $60. Level 99 Games also put out a press release highlighting all their plans for this year with some coded or code names for their projects. "Nightjar" is the 6th season of Exceed! "Crow" is a totally new board game based upon a well-known video-game IP. They haven't spilled much more but they should be announcing it inMarch. "Magpie" is a reprint of Millennium Blades. "Snowy Owl" is a new role-playing game set at Argent University. You may have seen some magic school roleplaying in the past, but nothing will prepare you for the unique experience that awaits at Argent. "Condor" is a reprint of BattleCON 4th Edition. "Falcon" is new game of tactical conquest from designer Trey Chambers.(Argent the Consortium and Epyreal Spells and Steam) For the first time, you will be able to lead the nations of Indines in a geopolitical struggle for control of the continent. War is multi-dimensional, and you will need to manage economy, magical research, political connections, and military tactics in order to prevail.  (Q4 22) KICKSTARTERS Call of Killforth: A fantasy Quest Game

Black Mass Appeal: For the Modern Satanist
Episode 112 - Satanic Altars

Black Mass Appeal: For the Modern Satanist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 94:27


A house without Satan is never a home; but once Satan arrives, where are you putting him up? We're discussing the curious conventions of modern Satanic altars with testimonials from our listeners.   SHOW LINKS News: The Guardian, Boy Who Inspired "The Exorcist" Named Online Etymology Online: Altar "Practicing Religion In Private: The Home Altar,” Peter Jan Margry Read all our listener letters -- and see photos and videos! -- about their Satanic altars Don't forget to be on the lookout for our coming Kickstarter for our "Hot Satan" (aka "Le génie du mal" by Guillaume Geefs, 1848) statuette -- launching this spring! Also, our applications for FaustFest 2022 will open on Tuesday, January 11. Check out last year's FaustFest here!   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander's Instagram Discord server   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area's newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

Street Fight Radio
YKS In The SFU (Your Kickstarter Sucks in The Street Fight Universe)

Street Fight Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 83:22


The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2746 - 2022: How Badly Can This Year Go For Biden, Dems?

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 163:05


Happy 2022! Sam is back from a well-deserved break as he and Matt catch up on the big developments in the news that happened over Christmas and the New Year. They walk through the overwhelming spread of Omicron across New York, address Sam's new silver fox look, and cover Steve Cortes talking AOC and feet, somehow in a completely new, and yet entirely unsurprising fashion. Brian Kilmeade and Jesse Watters rant on how COVID testing is locking us in a box, and needs to be drastically decreased, and Hillary from Seattle calls in to discuss the developing HPV vaccine and the successful tests around it. Kowalski from Nebraska gives Sam some flack for moving the Big Live show right to the middle of planting season, Letterhack from CO calls in about the Boulder wildfires, before Sam and Matt celebrate Majority Report cracking the top 10 of Rudy Giuliani's and Bernie Kerik's list of conservative influencers. They also discuss this year's midterms, tallying up preliminary numbers and what Democrats can do to not lose both the House and Senate. The MR team also reflects on Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal's earth-shattering information that small-scale YouTuber “Shaun” is the keystone of the CIA COVID coverage infiltration, before exploring a report that Koch money was, unrelatedly, very central to getting us back to work in a Pandemic. Griffin from Florida calls in to discuss rhetoric and policy around gun rights, John from San Antonio asks for Sam's defining story of 2021, and why it's Joe Biden's failure to manage the Senate, and Carl from Minneapolis discusses the absurdity of forcing the immunocompromised back to work in a pandemic. Then, David from Indiana and Sam talk general strikes, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Ritual: We deserve to know what we're putting in our bodies and why. Ritual's clean, vegan-friendly multivitamin is formulated with high-quality nutrients in bioavailable forms your body can actually use. Get key nutrients without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners ten percent off during your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=majority to start your Ritual today. Liquid IV: The New Year is here and there's no better way to kick off 2022 than by making sure you're feeling like your best self - and that includes staying hydrated with Liquid I.V. Grab Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 25% off when you go to https://www.liquid-iv.com/ and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. That's 25% off ANYTHING you order when you use promo code MAJORITYREP at https://www.liquid-iv.com/. Experience better hydration today at https://www.liquid-iv.com/, promo code MAJORITYREP. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Best Of 2021: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy & Behind the 'Blue Wall of Silence' with the D.C. Police w/ Adam Jentleson, Rosa Brooks, & David Feldman

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 112:22


In the jam-packed FINAL day of the Best Of 2021: Sam hosts Adam Jentleson, former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. How John C. Calhoun and other Southern Senators pioneered the filibuster to block civil rights legislation during Reconstruction. How it persisted through the Jim Crow era and became normalized. Reforms that could change the majority required to pass legislation in the Senate back to 50%. Then, Sam and Emma host Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, to discuss her recent book Tangled Up In Blue: Policing in the American City, and her experiences as a part-time volunteer reserve police officer in Washington, D.C. Professor Brooks discusses how she came to the topic; following her work on “How Everything Became War and The Military Became Everything,” she picks up on the trail of the normalized violence of American policing and looks into the behind-the-scenes elements of how officers grapple with and make sense of their role. Beginning with the academy, Brooks walks through how the culture of policing emphasizes danger, defense, and discipline – exploring how police overstate the threat to their livelihood in the line of duty, encouraging the use of force whenever deemed necessary. Next, she, Sam, and Emma talk about the changes in the academy over the last half-decade, both as reforms slowly trickle in and younger generations begin to take hold of departments, how we can assess the success of reforms and consent decrees during a period in which crime has continued to drop (wow maybe crime CAN be a product of policing), and why even police acting within legal and constitutional guidelines engage in incredibly harmful behavior. They round out the interview with a conversation on why Rosa feels reform must be embraced, and why the conversation on policing should be focused on imagining new systems of safety, rather than on budgetary punishments of police departments. Lastly, Sam and Emma are joined by David Feldman of The David Feldman Show as they discuss his small-government, Ayn Randian approach to Marxism, the neediness of progressives in negotiations, and the intoxicating misogyny of Jimmy Dore. Plus, David gives a spiel on Bernie Sanders' overwhelming kielbasa. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Best of 2021: Biden's False Pledge for "Decency" in Immigration Policy w/ Congresswoman Ilhan Omar & Ben Gleib

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 75:44


Sam and Emma host Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota's 5th District, whose recent book, This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman, is out in paperback now! Representative Omar, Sam, and Emma take on a variety of issues central to the progressive cause as the Biden administration has begun to falter. They begin with key issues on immigration and refugees, as Ilhan Omar touches on the shameful continuation of Trump policies under Biden, particularly exploring the treatments of Afghan and Haitian refugees and the Biden administration's reliance on Title 42, taking on also why he has failed to stick to this campaign promise. Next, they move to the topic of student debt relief, as Congresswoman Omar dives into the mysterious missing memo that stands as the only thing preventing Biden from putting pen to paper with an executive order, and what could be behind the delay, before they jump to the topic of the reconciliation platform and how debt relief may or may not fit in. She, Emma, and Sam also dive into the discussion around reconciliation spending, why a shorter span on funding is easily okay by progressives if Sinema and Manchin will just clarify what they would like, and explore the developing role of the progressive caucus. Then Sam and Emma are joined by comedian Ben Gleib to discuss his recent dust up with Charlie Kirk! They run through the highlights of his very calm discussion with Charlie Kirk, including Kirk's anger and confusion regarding human anatomy, American citizenship, and what his role is within the right. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Best of 2021: Haiti, Neocolonialism, and the Moïse Assassination w/ Pascal Robert

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 46:05


In today's Best of 2021: Sam and Emma host Pascal Robert of the This is Revolution podcast to discuss the Moïse assassination in Haiti as a product of neoliberalism and colonialism, before they touch on the US's foreign policy role in the Caribbean, and what Eric Adams's Democratic primary victory means for progressive democrats moving forward. Emma, Sam, and Pascal start with the context for the Western occupation of Haiti, starting with the Haitian Revolution that forced the French, Spanish, and British armies off of the Island after centuries of brutal enslavement and abuse under settler-colonialism, with attempts by the French to reclaim the country continuing into the 19th Century. Next, Robert walks us through the U.S.' role as one of the biggest beneficiaries of Haitian independence, with the Louisiana Purchase stemming as a direct result, and how we took advantage of the continued inequality and lack of colonial power with an occupation of Haiti from 1915-34, extracting what resources we could, and a return to colonial practices under neoliberalism, with U.S. backed Dictators as the only leaders with any prolonged stay in office since the Regan administration. They wrap up the interview by looking into how the assassination of Moïse came to be, stemming from conflict with a largely non-Haitian Oligarchical class that the U.S. likely could not stand by any longer, and Pascal Roberts discusses the importance of the Black and Creole middle classes in how the country moves forwards. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Best Of 2021: The Legacies of Slavery Hidden in Plain Sight & America's Long Journey to Recognizing Juneteenth w/ Clint Smith, Annette Gordon-Reed & Jason Myles

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 138:41


In today's jam-packed Best of 2021: Sam and Emma host author Clint Smith, staff writer at the Atlantic, to discuss his new book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America on how the legacy of slavery has been passed down and obscured through generations of storytelling, and the manner in which this manifests in modern society. They walk through the sites that Smith visits in his book – from Monticello, looking at how the stories of Thomas Jefferson perfectly encapsulate the cognitive dissonance of how Americans view ourselves, to Angola Prison as a symbol of modern enslavement literally build upon a plantation – and how the heirloom of ideology is passed down through every element of our society, through education, through infrastructure, and certainly through community policing measures. Smith explores his experiences at a Sons of Confederate Veterans celebration, and the importance of elevating empirical historical facts in making space for activists and organizers to express contemporary racism as carrying the remnants and residues of these systems through all elements of American society. Then Sam sits down with with Harvard history professor Annette Gordon-Reed on her new book, On Juneteenth, which explores the Texas roots and national consciousness of the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the South. Beginning in the 1500s, Gordon-Reed walks us through the arrival of slavery in Texas with Spanish settlers, and its development as an Enslaver's Republic as it broke away from Mexico and U.S. slaveholders ventured into the state to capitalize on the protection of the industry. Then, they discuss Gordon Granger's arrival in Texas on June 19, 1865, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, and the active and direct removal of status from former slave owners and deliverance of autonomy to Black freed folk, before they move into the violence of reconstruction in Texas and the South. Professor Gordon-Reed then walks through the importance of Juneteenth since the arrival of Granger, with the purchasing of what would become Emancipation Park in Houston as a grounds for celebration directly following it, why this day, in particular, took off as a celebration of manumission, and how Juneteenth has come into more widespread popularity. Lastly, Sam and Emma are joined by Jason Myles, co-host of the This Is Revolution podcast, as they dissect his Medium article, “I Was a Teenage Anarchist," on the growth of the punk movement around the concepts of authenticity and deconstruction, how that hindered its growth and ability to alter the mainstream, instead, setting it up to be absorbed by the machine, and what that can teach us about the state of the online left today. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop