Public holiday in the United States
By the summer of 1953 network radio was allocating increasing time to local affiliates. Budgets were shifting to TV. The final episode of The Martin & Lewis show aired on July 14th at 9PM eastern time. Gloria Graham was the guest. Opposite on CBS, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar aired starring John Lund. Dean and Jerry made six more films together. Their last was Hollywood Or Bust in 1956. During shooting in 1956, their mutual animosity reached the point where Lewis would only speak to Martin through director Frank Tashlin, and Martin told Lewis he was nothing but a dollar sign. After the film completed principal photography on June 19th, their breakup was widely reported. They fulfilled their contractual obligations with a farewell engagement at the Copacabana Club. Their last appearance was on July 25th, 1956, exactly ten years after their first teaming in Atlantic City. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis didn't speak again privately for twenty years. Although both continued to thank each other publicly, like in this Dean Martin interview with Edward R. Murrow from 1958. They crossed paths that year when Lewis was a guest on Eddie Fisher's TV show. Martin jumped out from behind a curtain with a memorable line. The crowd—and Lewis—couldn't contain their affection. Free from Lewis, Dean Martin became a huge star, both as a recording artist, as a movie actor on his own and as a member of the Rat Pack. He also hosted his own hugely successful TV variety series, The Dean Martin Show. Lewis remained with Paramount Pictures, appearing in and directing a succession of commercially successful films, at one point becoming Paramount's biggest star. He continued philanthropic work, which led to mutual good friend Frank Sinatra finally reuniting the duo on live TV during Jerry Lewis' 1976 Labor Day telethon. They embraced, with Lewis in tears, and their friendship renewed. Both claimed they spoke every day from then on.
She's Not Doing So Well - Gay Perspective On Everyday Life
In this riveting solo episode of "Not Well," Bobby once again takes center stage, single-handedly steering the conversation with his blend of humor, vulnerability, and candid personal stories. While his co-host Jim is on a culinary escapade in Italy, Bobby is back home, sharing his unique perspective on life, all while his oven is busily baking a Chicken Divan.Bobby embarks on this episode by revisiting his enlightening experience at Camp Buckwood, a nudist camp. While we've heard tales of his time there before, this episode unveils a new dimension to Bobby's journey that left him quite shaken. His visit to Camp Buckwood wasn't just a foray into nudism; it was a path to self-discovery, leading him to uncharted territories of vulnerability and acceptance.Alongside his revelations from the nudist camp, Bobby delves into various facets of his life, from his fear of death as he approaches his 39th birthday, to his uncanny ability to pick out Scorpios from a crowd. The episode is punctuated with Bobby's reflections on the gay community, sharing personal information and experiences, and how these interactions have helped shape his worldview.The narrative takes a detour into Bobby's past, revealing tales of youthful indiscretion, a fight with a friend, and a victorious lawsuit against the city. Bobby also shares his struggle with unemployment following job loss and how this experience has influenced his current job and living situation.Despite the heavy topics, Bobby ensures a light-hearted atmosphere with his passion for comedy and his aspirations to make people laugh. He navigates through his disappointments, particularly with his hockey team's recent misfortune, and encourages his listeners to embrace their feelings and share their stories on the podcast hotline.As the episode winds down, Bobby's enthusiasm is palpable as he anticipates meeting his dream podcast guest in Pittsburgh. Eager to make the most of his upcoming Labor Day weekend trip, he asks his audience for travel recommendations and local insights.Bobby concludes the episode by expressing his heartfelt appreciation for his loyal listeners and his deep love for hosting the podcast. In a touching moment, he acknowledges the impact their support has had on his journey and his drive to continue sharing stories and insights that resonate with others.As this solo episode of "Not Well" comes to a close, Bobby leaves his audience with a renewed sense of camaraderie and the knowledge that, despite life's trials and tribulations, there's always a silver lining and a new discovery just waiting to be made. Support the showAs always you can write us at email@example.com or call us at (614) 721-5336 and tell us your Not Wells of the week InstagramTwitterBobby's Only FansHelp us continue to grow and create amazing content, like a live tour or just help fund some new headphones when needed. Any help is appreacited. https://www.buzzsprout.com/510487/subscribe#gaypodcast #podcast #gay #lgbtq #queerpodcast #lgbt #lgbtpodcast #lgbtqpodcast #gaypodcaster #queer#instagay #podcasts #podcasting #gaylife #pride #lesbian #bhfyp #gaycomedy #comedypodcast #comedy #nyc #614 #shesnotdoingsowell #wiltonmanor #notwell
The music festival scene has been around for a long time in the world. The influx of younger generations into the music industry and their desire to experience something different since COVID contributed to its popularity over the past Labor Day holiday. We take a look at the power of live music (01:22). / What is "Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology" and why do we need it (27:17)? / Young people opt for quick dinner fixes (46:26). On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Josh Cotterill
How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Today's guest is Ben Pleat Ben is CEO and Co-founder of Cobu, a real estate technology company that is the leading community building platform built for multifamily. Cobu is live in over 85 cities and 34 states in the United States. Join Sam and Ben in today's show. -------------------------------------------------------------- [0:00] Intro [1:04] The 3 questions [1:42] What caused you to start Cobu [3:50] The nuts and bolts [5:15] How it all started [7:23] The 4 pillars [10:02] How Cobu monetizes [11:33] Challenges in growing Cobu [13:47] Scaling a distributed team [15:18] What have you done well? [17:28] Closing -------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Ben: Web: https://www.livecobu.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pleat/ Connect with Sam: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/ Email me → email@example.com SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A RATING. Listen to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate Investing with Sam Wilson Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f -------------------------------------------------------------- Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: 00:00:00:02 - 00:00:18:02 Ben Pleat We really started building that into the software to enable residents to do that themselves. So for residents to create their own book clubs, for residents to create their own morgan groups, for residents to help other neighbors and do it in a way that was kind of crowdsourced. Right? That was organic. So our communities in Austin, Texas, are completely different than our communities in South Florida. 00:00:18:02 - 00:00:37:02 Ben Pleat Completely different. Our communities. And, you know, Georgia, every community is unique in that way. What's not unique is the kind of attributes and pillars to how community building happens. So that's kind of the same. Obviously, the platform that delivers it is the same, but the actual content, the actual groups, the actual ways that residents engage the neighbors. I mean, it couldn't be more unique. 00:00:37:11 - 00:01:00:21 Intro Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Sam Wilson Ben Pleat is the CEO and co-founder of Kaboom, a real estate technology company that is a leading community building platform for multifamily. Kaboom is over 85 cities and 36 states. 00:01:01:00 - 00:01:02:06 Sam Wilson Ben, welcome to the show. 00:01:02:18 - 00:01:04:16 Ben Pleat Thanks for having me. Appreciate you guys reaching out. 00:01:04:20 - 00:01:13:02 Sam Wilson Absolutely, Ben, the pleasure's mine. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90 seconds or less. Can you tell me, where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there? 00:01:13:13 - 00:01:31:05 Ben Pleat Yeah, we started CBU in Massachusetts. My background is in multifamily. We were just in one city at one state for for about a year. And we expanded now to about, like I said, 36 states, about 85 cities. And a lot of that's been in growth with our current customers who brought us to more parts of their portfolio. And we're in far as wide as places as California. 00:01:31:14 - 00:01:41:13 Ben Pleat We were in Canada as well. We're in Texas and we're still based technically in Massachusetts. We have teammates all across the U.S. and eight states, so that's serving a good portion of the country. 00:01:42:00 - 00:01:58:09 Sam Wilson That's awesome. I want to hear the kind of that process, how you were able to scale that. Obviously, that's been very strong. Keeping with the show. Before we get there, I want to hear kind of the backstory on why what caused you to found Cobu? 00:01:58:23 - 00:02:17:07 Ben Pleat Yes, I'm one of the co-founders here at Kaboom. So Kaboom really came from more of a personal experience. My background in multifamily property management worked for a small mom and pop property manager in the New York area and really kind of learned the industry there. But I would say that the impetus or spark for Cobo came from more of a personal experience than what you you'll see my mom achieve her lifelong dream, which was to live in the city. 00:02:17:07 - 00:02:31:12 Ben Pleat She immigrated to the States in the eighties and finally she had this dream of living in the city, and the thinking of it all grew to a beautiful building with amazing roof deck. All the amenities that you'd expect, right? American dream come true, visit her and basically scooped up a loan. She couldn't be a single person and it took a really big talent. 00:02:31:12 - 00:02:49:08 Ben Pleat And she is like the most sociable, most gregarious, you know, extroverted, personal ever meet. And she couldn't do that in her home. And it looked as if she realized this was 61% of the U.S., according to Cigna, a bigger issue for younger people, for millennials and for Gen Z and frankly, kind of ironic, right, that we're more digitally connected than ever before. 00:02:49:08 - 00:03:06:02 Ben Pleat And yet as human beings more disconnected and cope, it obviously didn't make any of that better. We realized that this is something that we can help deliver and along the way we realized that actually can solve. One of the things that I struggle has a property manager which was losing 30 to 60% of my residents every year. So roughly half my properties would leave turnover wise. 00:03:06:18 - 00:03:30:00 Ben Pleat And the big issue and realized one of the best ways to build stickiness was to build more points of attachment. And we found that when you drive that struck me engagement is not just something that a resident wants. It's actually something that can help drive stronger a bunch of other ways. But retention being one key primary driver, and that was the kind of initial impetus for KO, which is all about empowering people to feel that sense of belonging and helping owners drive stronger engagement, retention and ultimately in a way. 00:03:30:15 - 00:03:31:09 Ben Pleat Yeah. 00:03:31:09 - 00:03:50:07 Sam Wilson Okay. So walk us through, I mean, because it's one thing to say, okay, here's how we as real estate investment firm acts are going to drive engagement. We're going to do these things. Here's our blueprint as we're going to go out to do to, you know, create community events, this and that. The other, I don't know. I mean, all the different things probably that you've already thought long through. 00:03:50:07 - 00:04:11:20 Sam Wilson But it's another thing, I think entirely to say we're going to create a model that then can be replicated across anyone's property. I think that's that's a different a different ball. Ball of wax. There's a tell me, you know, what are what are some of the things that you guys think through maybe from a more just just nuts and bolts level on that community engagement side of things? 00:04:12:19 - 00:04:35:20 Ben Pleat Yeah, absolutely. A lot of what we're trying to do is in a fully moderated, kind of fully safe environment, enable residents to to connect with their neighbors and create, you know, great community that drives that stickiness. So think of it as a running club, a mom group, a foodie group, marketplace buying, selling trading items, giving stuff away for free local recommendations, finding dog sitters, nearby cat sitters, very kind of common ways that you'll see residents use. 00:04:35:20 - 00:04:57:18 Ben Pleat Kaboom. We typically specialize in in typically larger properties that we're finding like size is important. So our average size is right above 300 units. We typically recommend, you know, 200 plus unit properties. But what we're trying to do is in a fully safe environment via technology, enable those types of connections and to moderate everything, right. To make sure that everyone's playing nice in the sandbox and right and make it easy for the property. 00:04:57:18 - 00:05:15:00 Ben Pleat So we kind of do it soup to nuts. And we know how much your property managers and teams you guys are working with are going through. So a lot of the lifting is on our end. We just have a couple small best practices that the properties do, but it's really kind of how do you put that on autopilot and make it actually happen in a way that you can scale across your portfolio? 00:05:15:09 - 00:05:28:11 Sam Wilson Yeah, so so let's talk about that. Like how how did you get this off the ground? Because it's one thing, again, to do it for yourself. It's another thing to say, hey, here's the product and I can then sell this product to other property managers. How did you do that? 00:05:29:11 - 00:05:46:10 Ben Pleat Yeah. So today we're in about 115,000 homes, give or take. We started at really just doing it manually, right. We wanted to learn how to build a community in these in these apartment properties. Right. So we literally would go to a property like do it ourselves. We'd hosted an event, we'd bring a bunch of residents together and we learned a couple of things. 00:05:46:10 - 00:06:05:16 Ben Pleat One is that residents definitely wanted to engage with their neighbors. Right, too. As we learned, we had to make it really easy for the property team involved and we had to do it in a way that can scale across the portfolio. Right. You don't want just one something on one property, you want it across your platform typically. So I would say once we got the learnings of how we actually built communes, a lot of science on this stuff as well. 00:06:05:16 - 00:06:25:22 Ben Pleat So we learned like we looked at the community science out there. What are the attributes of the strongest communities we found there? Four typical pillars I to go deeper into it if it's helpful. But we really started building that into the software to enable residents to do that themselves. So for residents to create their own book clubs, for residents to create their own board game groups, residents to help other neighbors in doing the way that was kind of crowdsourced. 00:06:25:22 - 00:06:51:01 Ben Pleat Right? That was organic. So our communities in Austin, Texas are completely different, that our communities in South Florida are completely different. Our communities and you know, Georgia, every community and cocoa is unique in that way. What's not unique is the kind of attributes and pillars to how community building happens. So that's kind of the same. Obviously, the platform that delivers it is the same, but the actual content, the actual groups, the actual ways that resident engage with the neighbors, I mean, it couldn't be more unique. 00:06:51:01 - 00:07:04:02 Ben Pleat Every property has a personality and every property you you likes to engage on particular subjects and sometimes it surprises you kind of what residents love engaging it. You know, you might find there's an active, you know, kitesurfing group in a place that you wouldn't probably expect, that. 00:07:05:11 - 00:07:23:07 Sam Wilson Kitesurfing group in a retirement community, something like that. You're like, Oh, all right, cool. That's awesome. Tell me, I think that's really, really cool. I mean, again, you're building the framework and then crowdsourcing the kind of the kind of the filling in of the of the, you know, the details, which is, I think, a brilliant way to scale your business. 00:07:23:07 - 00:07:33:07 Sam Wilson But I do want to hear what are those four pillars as someone's thinking about this just in general, what are those four pillars that you guys have found to be so instrumental? 00:07:33:07 - 00:07:47:16 Ben Pleat Yeah. So again, a lot of it comes from the community signs out there. So one is membership. This idea of I need to feel like I'm part of something so the more tight you can down that membership. So being part of a property great. So you live at one on Main Street, being part of the one on Main Street Foods or the one on Main Street book clubs. 00:07:48:00 - 00:08:02:23 Ben Pleat More boundaries you can kind of create that makes it specific. The higher the sense of membership through shared experiences. So this kind of you mentioned a couple of them earlier, like events you guys might be doing, just ways to engage, bringing people together could be something as simple as a grab and go. It's a type of shared experience. 00:08:03:03 - 00:08:21:01 Ben Pleat Yeah. Number two three is needs to fill a community has to fulfill a need for you. So obviously in the properties we're serving, there's, you know, shelter, right? That's being fulfilled. But even something as simple as, hey, I'm looking for a recommended tailor in the neighborhood and looking for a recommended place to take, you know, friends or loved ones that are visiting in town. 00:08:21:01 - 00:08:42:21 Ben Pleat So these a film, it is typically how most people start to engage with their community. And the fourth is mutual influence, which is I can make my community better, my community can make me better. So this is really enabling residents to to help shape their experience. So whether it's getting feedback that you guys are doing a value add, you know, CapEx project on a new amenity space or just soliciting ways to make the community stronger and a better resident experience. 00:08:42:21 - 00:08:45:00 Ben Pleat So those are typically the four that we'll focus on. 00:08:45:05 - 00:09:02:08 Sam Wilson Yeah. And I would think like you said on the, on the mutual influence side of things, that's a great way and correct me if I'm wrong here because I haven't actually used your platform, but it would be a great way for property owners to then find out what residents want, like you said, you know, kind of playing off. 00:09:02:08 - 00:09:15:17 Sam Wilson What I mean is that am I hearing that right where they can come back and say, hey, you know, we're going to put in I don't know, I'm just making stuff up here because this doesn't make any sense for most communities to put in. But but golf in a, you know, in a some other amenity and they're like, no, none of us like putt putt golf. 00:09:15:17 - 00:09:19:22 Sam Wilson And, you know, maybe a hot tub would be better. I don't know. I'm just throwing out ideas. Yeah, that's a great. 00:09:20:17 - 00:09:46:23 Ben Pleat Absolute it's a great way to validate CapEx projects and kind of validate that having to spend 5000, 10,000 on, you know, a covered dog park. Right. Which sounds like a great amenity, but do residents actually want something as cheap as some additional benches? Right. It's a great way to not only get that insight and helps you make a better, more informed investment decision, but on top of that, it also helps kind of, frankly, gain some some trust and kind of gain some some buy in from the property residents that, you know, call that place home. 00:09:46:23 - 00:09:49:24 Ben Pleat Right. So you kind of win both ways in that way. 00:09:50:06 - 00:09:56:15 Sam Wilson Right? Because maybe nobody wants to cover Dog Park, maybe they want to be able to sunlight when they're walking their dog. Another dog, who knows? Who knows? 00:09:56:15 - 00:10:02:02 Ben Pleat The more data information that you get, like what are people actually engaging around the more you're able to make informed decisions? 00:10:02:07 - 00:10:19:07 Sam Wilson Yeah, yeah, yeah. No, I think that's really, really cool. How, how do you guys even I mean, I wouldn't even know how to monetize this. Obviously I haven't because I know my business. But like you go to a community, say, like, how do you charge for it? How did how did you get your. Because it seemed like that would have been a big part of your kind of building. 00:10:19:07 - 00:10:25:17 Sam Wilson The platform dilemma is like what's this worth to a 300 unit apartment complex. 00:10:26:10 - 00:10:47:11 Ben Pleat Yeah. So typically, I mean like the main drivers of value, so to speak, are retention, right? So we're typically seeing resident engagement caboose or renewing at summer routine 10 to 17 percentage points higher renewal outcomes compared to those residents in the same property that don't. So there's kind of that retention benefit that you typically see. And time and time again, when we do that in stabilized communities and lease ups, we kind of see that outcome. 00:10:48:03 - 00:11:08:17 Ben Pleat The second piece is around driving Google reviews. So when we have a really strong, engaged community, obviously online reputation is really important to us or worsens our prospects or are looking before signing a lease. And often in your properties you can actually generate a pretty significant amount of Google reviews. And Google does that through a platform just by asking kind of the engaged, happy residents at the right moment in time. 00:11:09:00 - 00:11:25:11 Ben Pleat Mm. Those, those are kind of two of the three I would say components that we typically focus on. Obviously there are other ways to drive value in terms of information kind of giving kind of the data that we spoke about earlier. But in terms of like what the cost of the platform is, typically somewhere between 300 to about 600 per property per month. 00:11:25:11 - 00:11:32:17 Ben Pleat This is the rough average. It depends on the size of the portfolio. It obviously depends on the size of the property, but that's kind of the typical range that you see. 00:11:33:00 - 00:12:07:13 Sam Wilson Right, which is probably less than the cost of one turn turn over basically, correct? Yeah. Yeah. Right. And if you can, you can do to your property at 10% of that, you know, higher retention rate, that's 20 units a year that aren't turning over and make a lot of sense pretty quickly. So that's really, really cool. What have been some of the challenges maybe that you have faced and how have you overcome them as it pertains to growing Kobo and taking it really all across the country? 00:12:07:13 - 00:12:22:03 Ben Pleat Yeah, I would say like the first challenge is like how do we build community at scale, right? So we spoke a lot about kind of the early learning, like how do we actually do that? I would say that that's not easy, right? The second piece that we face is like how do we moderate community in a way that makes sense for residents? 00:12:22:03 - 00:12:39:05 Ben Pleat That's an experience that they're excited about, but also something that actually can exist in the context of of of where people live right there. Obviously, a bunch of hot button issues that residents might want to bring up. That code was obviously not meant for, right? Like, you know, code was not a space for residents to complain about. The property code was not a space to use profanity. 00:12:39:07 - 00:13:02:04 Ben Pleat It was not a place to, you know, have a rent rent revolt, if you will. All these things are clearly not like what we built the platform for. We've really built it to enable residents to kind of feel that sense of belonging and a sense of connection with their neighbors. And so that definitely took a lot of time for us to kind of develop and learn into and we've kind of developed this really sophisticated platform that uses air and natural language processing as well as a team of humans to do that. 00:13:02:04 - 00:13:29:18 Ben Pleat So I would say that that was definitely an important piece that was really important for multifamily context. In particular, how do how do we get the maturation rights? And that definitely took a lot of time and thought and process in terms of of expanding them. Most of our growth, you know, 60% plus has come from from current customers that bring us to to more parts of their portfolios that kind of like land expand model start with 3 to 5 properties, ten properties and then kind of continue growing within once you. 00:13:29:18 - 00:13:46:05 Ben Pleat So success has really been where we focus. So we really haven't spent a significant amount of resource and like marketing, a lot of it's really been, you know, internal growth with companies that we're working with as well as word of mouth. It's a very relationship driven industry. And we love we love kind of earning the business, showing the value and then kind of growing from there. 00:13:47:00 - 00:14:06:18 Sam Wilson How about scaling, scaling a team that there is not, you know, like it was like you've been talking all day long here. Golly, can't even think you're been but scaling a team is not you guys are aren't all right there in Boston you guys are across the country was the process been like for you like what's the word I'm looking for not scattered team had. 00:14:07:12 - 00:14:08:09 Ben Pleat Like a distributed team. 00:14:08:13 - 00:14:16:09 Sam Wilson Distributed thank you. Go live man. I can't think today. Like I said, yes. What's it been like, that process of scaling a distributed team? Thank you, Ben. 00:14:16:18 - 00:14:32:24 Ben Pleat Yeah, obviously it's interesting. Like, like we're we're kind of spread out across, I think, eight states at this point. I think a lot of it just forces you to be a lot more intentional around culture, around kind of hiring for the people that share your values with you, that will kind of add to your culture. We always think about that as more of a culture add than a culture fit. 00:14:32:24 - 00:14:52:24 Ben Pleat It's not like, Hey, who will fit our cultures? Hey will like push in advance and kind of make our culture stronger. I think a lot of us just being really thoughtful around having regular check ins, kind of frequency of interactions among among your team. We try to obviously spend time in person. We had inaugural event. This was around Labor Day, which was an amazing time just to come together in person. 00:14:52:24 - 00:15:08:20 Ben Pleat So obviously in-person is an important component of that. But look, we're a community building company. Our name Kaboom literally stands for community building. That's what we do for properties. But the most important to me that we're building is the one here at Google. So yeah, taking a bunch of process learning are always trying to get better at it. 00:15:08:20 - 00:15:17:14 Ben Pleat I would say by no means, Sam, are we perfect in that area, but that's the it's critical, right, cultural strategy for breakfast. So they say it's true. 00:15:18:02 - 00:15:29:05 Sam Wilson Yeah, no, I can absolutely believe that. What about you personally as a co-founder and then leader of the company, what are some things you feel like you've done really well that other people should emulate when they are looking to scale. 00:15:30:12 - 00:15:48:19 Ben Pleat The tough one? Sam I would say I think there's a lot that I could do it better, and I think I'm always trying to to grow and learn as a leader. I think kind of sticking true to the Northstar I think is really important. I think there are so many opportunities out there and there's always things that are presented to you and I can't tell you the amount of times that different types of, Hey, can you guys do this for that? 00:15:48:19 - 00:16:06:13 Ben Pleat Or Hey, can you guys do it for for this specific niche and segment? And it's always exciting, always want to help. But I think focus is definitely really important. And you know, especially for teams that are growing in teams that, you know, want to kind of be best in the world at what they're doing, I think focus and saying no to things is sometimes more important than what you say yes to. 00:16:06:13 - 00:16:13:08 Ben Pleat So I would say again, I don't think I've been perfect at that, but it's something I try to aspire to, to do better at. Hope is helpful to others too. 00:16:13:15 - 00:16:31:09 Sam Wilson Yeah, man, we hear that all the time here on this show and I think you're probably a fourth or fifth person today that's told me that it's like focus. You've got to focus. And because I think as entrepreneurs, our challenges that we just see everything is opportunity. It's like if that opportunity is like now, maybe that's just a distraction. 00:16:31:09 - 00:16:32:22 Sam Wilson Instead, it's a great. 00:16:32:22 - 00:16:47:21 Ben Pleat Framework, the good to great frame work that box about this idea of like the hedgehog principle, it's like what is what is something you can actually be uniquely best in the world that what drives your economic engine. And I think the question of like what can you actually be best in the world? That is an important one, right? 00:16:47:21 - 00:17:11:08 Ben Pleat Because if you can really excel and be best in the world at that, I think it's an important question to say, hey, should we focus elsewhere or should the focus be more narrow? Right. And I think sometimes a narrow focus gives you the opportunity to to go really deep and be really, really strong, kind of like a best in the world at something rather than like going really wide in a bunch of specific, you know, other areas that maybe you're not the best equipped to be to be in. 00:17:11:14 - 00:17:28:03 Sam Wilson Yeah. No, no, I love it. Absolutely love it. Ben, this has been incredibly insightful. I love the way you guys have thought through COBOL, how you're building it, the need that you're serving in the industry, how it benefits owners, it also benefits your residents. I think that's something that and I talked to somebody else about this again earlier today. 00:17:28:03 - 00:17:50:04 Sam Wilson It was just like, what is the right way to make the resident landlord property owner relationship you? How do you improve that? And it sounds like you guys are really working towards that in making it a more meaningful experience for the people that live in the communities that we own. So appreciate what you're doing and how you guys are putting that out there and really making a difference on that front. 00:17:50:04 - 00:17:56:01 Sam Wilson Certainly appreciate that. One of our listeners want to get in touch with you and or learn more about Kobi. What is the best way to do that? 00:17:56:18 - 00:18:10:15 Ben Pleat Yeah, absolutely. Sam, our website is live kogan.com. So i v kobe yukon. My email has just been live kogan.com. If you want to ask questions directly and definitely happy there to share more and see if may be able to help some of your portfolios. 00:18:10:23 - 00:18:13:20 Sam Wilson Sounds great. Ben, thank you so much for your time. I appreciate it. 00:18:14:13 - 00:18:15:23 Ben Pleat Thanks, Sam. Appreciate having you on the show. 00:18:16:10 - 00:18:37:20 Sam Wilson Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen. If you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories. 00:18:37:20 - 00:18:41:01 Sam Wilson So appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.
Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
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If you grew up in the '60s, '70s, or '80s,you will love StarPodTrek! On this special fan club episode of StarPodTrek, we consider the Star Trek contents of Starlog magazine in issues 61 and 62 from 1982.Starfleet Command members Tony, Tim, and Andy discuss Walter Koenig's portrayal of Pavel Chekov. Join SFC at:https://www.starfleet-command.com/Since Revenge is a dish that is best served cold, members of the Klingon Assault Group consider the incredible work of Ricardo Montalban as he portrayed Khan Noonien Singh.Find out more about KAG at:https://www.kag.orgBen Redding of STARFLEET International reflects on the life of James Doohan.Enlist in SFI here: https://sfi.org/Plus... Syskel and Ebert, The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut, David Nottage (Commander, STARFLEET of STARFLEET International), and more on this episode of StarPodTrek!Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 6th. Star Trek comics are available this year!https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Would you like to return to the '90s? Then look for us at Metrotham Con in Chattanooga, Tennessee May 12th-14th. Special guest: Jonathan Frakes, and others!https://metrothamcon.com/Join us at ICCC in Tennessee! May 26th- 28thhttps://iccollectorsconvention.com/We will be presenting a Star Trek panel at Con Kasterborous- the Doctor Who Convention on June 10th & 11th in Huntsville, Alabama!https://conkasterborous.net/Once again, we will be presenting panels as professional guests at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend!https://www.dragoncon.org/Videogames, pinball, comic books, cosplay, and more at Music City Multicon October 27-29!https://musiccitymulticon.com/Theme music provided by Foot Pound Force. Find out more about the band here:https://footpoundforce.bandcamp.com/musichttps://m.facebook.com/100029411275345/Don't forget to join our Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=469912916856743&ref=content_filterJoin the Mego Like Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/533274100662813/Love Starlog magazine?Join the Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303578380105395&ref=content_filter Subscribe to our YouTube Channel “StarPodLog and StarPodTrek”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgE_kNBWqnvTPAQODKZA1UgFind us on Twitter and Instagram: @StarPodLog Reddit: u/StarPodTrek Visit us on Blogger at https://starpodlogpodcast.blogspot.com/ or iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen to fine podcasts! If you cannot see the audio controls, listen/download the audio file here Download (right click, save as)
Things Planned Long AgoIsaiah 25:1 “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.”I saw this verse on Facebook today and I really liked it. It reminds us of several important things. First, it reminds us to exalt and to praise our Lord and Savior. I thought I would look up the world exalt as it is one of those words that I kinda know what it means, but if you asked I wouldn't be able to give you a definition. In case this is you too, according to Oxford dictionary, exalt means to hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of. This makes sense, we definitely should be holding God in high regard as He is the creator of all heaven and earth. He is the creator of the whole universe. We should definitely exalt the Lord. The one part of that definition that I wonder if we do enough, or even much of at all is to speak highly of Him. Do we speak highly of God? I mean to speak highly of Him means we are speaking of Him and are we doing that? When do we talk about God? When are we talking about Him and telling others about Him? I think praising God is easier because we can do this on our own. We can sing praise songs, we can say in our minds or out loud how amazing He is and we can thank Him for all He does. I guess we could exalt Him on our own too. We could speak highly of Him to ourselves I guess too. When we are praising Him we could be saying how amazing He is. I think it would be great if we could figure out how to exalt the Lord more to other people. Who do we feel like we could talk to about God? Who would want to hear us talk about the amazing things God has done for us? Do you have a group of friends you can talk to about God? Do you have people who love to hear about the way God is working your life? This verse is a great reminder to do this. If you don't have friends who want to hear about it, this verse could be a prompt for you to find some. A great place to find people open to hearing how God is working in your life is at church, a bible study, a Christian women's group or men's group, a prayer group. Having a faith community is so important, even if it is just online. I am part of a Christian mentoring group and it has been so helpful over the years. It is great to have people to reach out to and they support you with prayers. Because it is a Christian group they help you solve your problems and they offer support in a way that is inline with the Christian way of living. If you have a fight with your husband and you ask for prayers they aren't going to be telling you to leave your husband. They will offer suggestions of things they have tried when they struggled. There is nothing like having a great group of fellow believers surrounding you. This also provides lots of opportunities to exalt and praise the Lord with others who do the same.The next part of this verse says, “For in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” This reminds us that God is faithful. I think we can forget this at times when it seems like nothing is going our way. When we ask God for something and He doesn't answer our prayers the way we want Him to. The Bible says when we ask God answers and sometimes we think this means He gives us everything and anything that we ask for. This is not what that means. God does not ignore any of our prayers or our requests. However, His answer is sometimes no and also He sometimes says not yet. These can be hard for us to hear and since His ways are higher than our way and His thoughts greater than our thoughts, we usually don't understand why the answer is no. This can cause us to doubt His faithfulness. This can cause us to believe He is not listening to our prayers. This verse reminds us that He is faithful to us. He has heard every one of our prayers and He has answered every one of our prayers. If we haven't seen how the prayer has been answered than maybe the answer was no or maybe is was not yet. Either way, we might have a harder time seeing those answers to our prayers. We also may not like the answers to those prayers. This is when we have to remember that God knows the whole picture and we only know the part we have lived already. God has the benefit of hindsight because there is no time limitations on God. He can see the past, present & future all at the same time. I know this is not really something our brains can comprehend but it is how God works. All we see is the no that God gave us, we see that closed door and we are devastated. What we don't see is the better door that He is going to open when we get there. It wasn't actually a no, it was a not yet. The last part of the verse says, “You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” I think we often forget that God had our lives planned out long before we were even born. There is nothing that we do that surprises God. There is nothing we could do that He didn't already expect us to do. Sometimes when amazing things happen we think that we were just lucky. We “thank our lucky stars” that the vice president just happened to leave at the exact same time that you were being looked at for a promotion. Guess what, God knew when you were going to be looked at for a promotion and arranged an amazing job opportunity for the Vice President at that exact time. God knows our needs way before we know what we need. He also knows what we don't need long before we know. God knew I didn't need to be with a jealous man for the rest of my life and gave me the strength and wisdom to break up with my high school/college boyfriend. He also knew who I did need to spend the rest of my life with and made sure I was available when I met him. God knows the desires of your heart, He put them there. He knows what things we need and what things we don't need. He knows what jobs are good for us and what jobs are not. He knows what people are good for us and which ones aren't. I wish that meant that we never made mistakes because we just let God lead all of our decisions. However, that isn't the case, we sometimes don't want to hear what God has to say, or we don't like what He has to say. I knew in Sept of my sophomore year of college that I would need to break up with the boy I dated for the last 4 years. God put it on my heart when we were at a Labor Day party with his family. Although I knew we needed to break up in Sept, it took me until March to listen and to actually do it. Sometimes we know what God is telling us, what He wants us to do and yet we don't want to listen. God is so patient with us and sometimes He will wait for us to come around to our senses, other times, He will do something to wake us up and get us to listen to Him. Not only is He patient with us when we don't listen to Him or go against what He has planned, but when we come back He uses all that happened for good. God has amazing things planned for our life and they are things that He planned long ago. It is not as if God is on the edge of His seat waiting to see what you are going to do. He knows what you are going to do and He has planned in advance for it. There isn't anything we can do that is a surprise to Him. He does wonderful things for us and He planned those wonderful things long ago!Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless all those listening to this episode today. Lord, we love you and we are so grateful for all you do. We are grateful you look out for us and you protect us from ourselves. We are grateful you made plans for us long ago and that you have done wonderful things in our lives to keep those plans. We are sorry for all the times we failed to listen to your promptings or turned away from you and we are grateful that you find a way to use all that happens for good. We love you Lord and we ask all of this in accordance with your will and in Jesus' holy name, AmenThank you so much for joining me on this journey to walk boldly with Jesus. I look forward to spending time with you tomorrow. Remember, Jesus loves you and so do I! Have a blessed day!
Summer 2023 is shaking up to be one of the busiest and loudest moments for movies in a long time. With so many movies to be excited for coming out we decided to do a 2023 movie draft. With a list of over 40 movies (ranging from May to Labor Day) we go one by one and draft 10 movies that we think are going to be the best this summer. We are basing the competition and rating scale for each movie off of the total and combined letterboxd movie scores from users. We also take some time to discuss what top 5 movies will win the box office this summer. Will Desmund or Jordan have the better list of movies by the end of the summer?? (Song: Slide x Calvin Harrs & Frank Ocean)
Bestselling authors William and Lara Bernhardt discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Cary Herwig, the author of many published books, including most recently her Army Brat Hauntings series. The second installment, The World Ends at the River, has just been published.Chapter 1: IntroductionI organized the WriterCon Cruise! Why did Jesse get a robe and I didn't?Chapter 2: News1) James Patterson Angry at NYT Bestseller List2) Agents Are Looking for Romance3) Mass Firings at Hachette and Severance Packages at Harper4) Draft2Digital Adds Print Production & DistributionChapter 3: Interview In this informal chat, Cary Herwig will discuss:1) why she turned to young adult fiction;2) where the "Army Brat" idea came from; 3) the appeal of ghost stories;4) why she's a pantser; and5) how to sustain a long-term writing career.Chapter 4: Parting WordsThe 2023 Cruise is over but you can still register for the WriterCon Conference. That's September 1-4 (Labor Day weekend) in Oklahoma City. We have more than sixty presenters lined up, plus the best roster of agents we've ever had, including movie/tv agents, and publishers and much more. Every year we've successfully helped writers find agents, but this year we're doubling down on innovation, finding new ways to connect writers to agents. And if you register now, you can take advantage of the Early Bird prices. For more info: www.writercon.comUntil next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwww.writercon.com
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While the United States and Canada celebrate Labor Day in September, many countries around the world celebrate International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, on May 1st. So what better way to kick off the month than with these 6 work-related idioms?Learn their meanings with a little story and examples.- Business English Training- Free communication webinars- firstname.lastname@example.org
International Workers' Day is a public holiday in China, and the working population get 5 days of rest and leisure. We take a look at how work, household skills and the hardworking spirit, are taught in school. What significance lies in educating the younger generation about the importance of labor (01:43)? / World's first second-hand store in an airport to open in Helsinki Airport (27:35) / Social media photo deception (38:35) / Motivational Monday (48:15)! On the show: Heyang, Niu Honglin & Josh Cotterill
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Most workers in the United States and Canada are barely aware of the holiday known as May Day or International Workers Day. Please stop by for a moderate length, yet still incomplete origin story and learn where it came from, what it means, and why we don;t celebrate it in the US and Canada! -------------------------- This podcast and related works take a lot of effort and time to produce! Please help us keep it going if you are able with a one-time donation or recurring subscription at Buy Me A Coffee! LINK: www.buymeacoffee.com/tribunusplebis Please, if you have a moment, take a second to rate and review on Apple! It's the single best way you can help us grow aside from word of mouth! Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Fa69IA Check out all of our links at our LinkTree! https://linktr.ee/TribunusPlebisMedia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tribunus-plebis/message
May Day 2016 with Peter Linebaugh (repodcast) We're happy to share another past episode, this time from May Day 2016, about 4 months before the start of our rss feed for our podcast. I feel it's notable that this show approaches it's 13th birthday on the May 9th of this year. In this show, you'll hear an interview with autonomous Marxist historian, Peter Linebaugh on essay collection The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day plus some music we curated at the time. To friends we've met, and to those we have yet to meet, I'd like to wish everyone a happy May Day. As we'll hear in the following hour, this day has a long celebrated history. From its many European pagan roots as a celebration of fertility as the fruits of the spring planting season began to... uh, spring forth. Then on to the repressive winter that fell early on May 3rd and 4th of 1886 in Illinois with, first, the killing of workers striking for an 8 hour work day at the McCormick Works and then the repression of anarchist and socialist workers and organizers following the bombing at Haymarket Square in Chicago of that same year. From there to the taking up of May 1st as International Workers Day by struggling groups around the world and the U.S. adoption of a sanctioned Labor Day in September of the year. To divide an international working class, The U.S. government, oppressors of that May Day 1886 sanctioned a Labor Day to be celebrated in September, declared the first of May both Law Day (an obvious testament to Irony in respect to the Haymarket 8, all jailed and 4 executed) and, for some, it's celebration as Americanism Day. Whatever that means. In 2006 & 2007, immigrants rights marches were seen on and around May Days that, for many, re-sparked the importance of this day. The protests and festivals swelled to numbers nearly unmatched in the history of protest on Turtle Island, and were accompanied by school and work walkouts and boycott days. Whether you're out there today taking direct action, in repose from the horrors of wage slavery, resisting the carceral state, gardening, dancing around a May Pole or otherwise celebrating the possibilities of this year to come when, hell, we might as well end this system of exclusion and extraction: We wish you a fire on your tongue, love in your heart and free land beneath you. .. ... . .. Featured Tracks: The International by Ani DiFranco & Utah Philips The Earth Is Our Mother by Oi Polloi from Fuaim Catha Surrounded by Matador from Taken I Wish That They'd Sack Me by Chumbawamba from The Boy Bands Have Won Addio a Lugano by Pietro Gori (performed by Gruppo Z on Canti Anarchici Italiani) IO Pan by Spiral Bound from Leap Your Lazy Bounds 9-5ers Anthem by Aesop Rock from Labor Days
Everyday Buddhism: Making Everyday Better
In this episode, I celebrate May Day with a re-release of Episode 13 of this podcast, Right Effort: Joyful Balance. I originally released the episode for Labor Day 2018. I thought back on it during the last couple of weeks as I struggled to be still and relax, while recovering from oral surgery during the first week of warm weather. I was restless because, despite the beautiful smells, sounds, and feelings of the NOW of spring around me, I wasn't really there. My attention was on another time where I was accomplishing things on my mental to-do list. I narrate my recent experience trying to understand Right Effort in an intro to the longer episode from 2018. In this chock-full episode, I review the whole Eightfold Path but focus on ways to create a joyful balance around effort. I talk about the Five Hindrances, especially one of my own battles: restlessness. I think many of you will agree. Even in meditation, we can't wait to "get at it." We are bored while we're working and agitated while relaxing. Let my restlessness and inability to relax and enjoy the beginning of summer serve as an example for you. A time to pause and consider whether your "efforts" in life are "right"? Are they in balance? Are you trying to be perfect? Are you so consistently acting from the habit of self-perfection and achievement that you're unable to relax? It all hinges on paying attention; about noticing. That is the hard part. Adjusting your habits isn't as hard. Listen to find ways to help in creating "joyous effort" through "The Five Daily Guidelines" offered by The Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism: The Five Daily Guidelines: The Five Daily Guidelines Join me and Bob Unyo Ahlander Sensei, virtually on Zoom, for the first session of the next Introduction to Buddhism Course starting Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at 7:30PM. Find out more: Introduction to Buddhism info and registration Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits, including a membership community and virtual sangha:https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism Check out my Substack posts for more everyday Buddhism: https://wendyshinyohaylett.substack.com/ If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here: https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, Everyday Buddhism
Elliott Bay, on Puget Sound in the state of Washington, extends southeastward between West Point in the north and Alki Point in the south. The city of Seattle was founded on the bay and the city now surrounds it completely. The bay has served as a key element of the local economy, enabling the Port of Seattle to become one of the busiest ports in the United States. The first navigational light at Alki Point was a kerosene lantern hung on the side of a barn in the 1870s by the property owner. Alki Point Lighthouse, Washington. Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. The Lighthouse Board eventually recognized the need for something more substantial, and a lens lantern was installed on a wooden post at the point. In 1913, the present lighthouse building was completed. It consists of a 37-foot-tall octagonal brick tower attached to a fog signal building. Two residences were also constructed for the keepers and their families. The two keepers' houses at Alki Point. The station was automated in 1984, and the principal keeper's quarters became the home of the commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District. Today, Coast Guard Auxiliarists provide public tours on most Sunday afternoons between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Debra Alderman serves as the Coast Guard Auxiliary's project officer for public tours at Alki Point Lighthouse. She has also been instrumental in outreach events for the Auxiliary across South Seattle. A fourth-order Fresnel lens on display inside the lighthouse. Information on tours at Alki Point Lighthouse Facebook page for Alki Point Lighthouse Email address for information on Alki Point Lighthouse
In most of the world outside the United States, Labor Day is May 1. Join us to think about the difference between these two ways of celebrating and ask what our own solidarity should look like. Today's podcast features a reflection and further discussion from our April 30th, 2023 service, led by Benjamin Van Dyne. This podcast is part of our Sunday Reflection and Discussion series, where we share the reflections from our Sunday Services, with additional discussion about concepts found in the Service. Timestamps to find what you are looking for: Reflection : 00:07 Discussion: 15:03 The podcast in audio form can be found at: https://soundcloud.com/thefourthudimension And on our YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/fourthuniversalistsociety Learn more about Fourth Universalist Society at 4thu.org
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¡Hola! Esta semana he mirado el calendario y me he dado cuenta de que abril está a punto de finalizar. Después de abril viene mayo y… El día 1 de mayo es un día festivo en España y he pensado… Voy a hablar de ello, ya que creo que no tengo ningún episodio sobre este día. El 1 de mayo es un día muy importante no solamente en España sino en muchos países de habla hispana porque es el Día del Trabajador. Este día sirve para recordar y reconocer a todas las personas que trabajan día a día para ganarse la vida. La expresión “ganarse la vida” en inglés es “make a living”. La historia de este día se remonta al siglo XIX, cuando las condiciones de trabajo eran difíciles y los trabajadores luchaban por sus derechos. En 1889 se fijó el 1 de mayo como el Día del Trabajador. En países como Estados Unidos y Canadá no se celebra esta fecha. En su lugar se celebra el Labor Day el primer lunes de septiembre. En muchos países de habla hispana este día es festivo. Es decir, no se trabaja. Las personas no van a trabajar, las escuelas cierran y muchas tiendas también. En España, el Día del Trabajador es un día de descanso y de celebración. La gente aprovecha este día para pasar tiempo con la familia y amigos, o si hace buen tiempo, ir a la playa, la montaña, etc. En las ciudades, es común ver manifestaciones organizadas por diferentes sindicatos donde se marcha para reivindicar los derechos de los trabajadores. Estas marchas son a menudo acompañadas por música y cánticos, lo que hace que el ambiente, en general, sea animado y festivo. También es una oportunidad para que los políticos y líderes de los sindicatos den discursos. En América Latina, el Día del Trabajador también es un día festivo en muchos países. Las celebraciones son similares a las de España, con desfiles y manifestaciones en las calles. Sin embargo, cada país tiene sus propias tradiciones y formas de celebrar este día. Ahora que hemos hablado sobre las celebraciones del Día del Trabajador, comento un poco algunas palabras y expresiones que se utilizan: Manifestación Significa una reunión pública de personas que marchan o se congregan para mostrar su apoyo a una causa. En inglés es “demonstration”. Cuidado, porque demostración no es “demonstration” en inglés. Sindicato Un sindicato es una organización que representa a los trabajadores. En inglés se suele traducir como “union”. En español no se dice “unión”. Tiene que traducirse como “sindicato”. Huelga Es una forma de protesta en la que los trabajadores se niegan a trabajar. En inglés es “strike”. Convenio colectivo. Es un acuerdo entre los trabajadores y los empleadores de cierto sector. Establece las condiciones de trabajo, salarios, horarios, etc Consigue el texto completo en mi web: unlimitedspanish.com/podcasts
If you grew up in the '60s, '70s, or '80s, you will love StarPodLog!On this explosive episode of StarPodLog, we consider the contents of Starlog magazine from 1982 in issues 61 and 62.Both Videogame Player of the Century Billy Martin and Metal Jesus Rocks consider the breakthrough movie Tron!Follow Metal Jesus Rocks on his YouTube channel:https://youtube.com/@MetalJesusRocksLou, Rich, and Max reminisce on the sequel to Mad Max- The Road Warrior! Check out My Megolike: https://mymegolike.com/Keith Bradbury considers the latest star of Doctor Who- Peter Davison.Check out Who North America!https://www.whona.com/Burt Bruce waxes on the beautiful Sandahl Bergman from Conan the Barbarian!Tabletop Jay and Captain Link fill us in on the board games of 1982.Visit Tabletops Hobbies and Games during your next visit to Nashville!https://m.facebook.com/100057491137689/Main Man Jamie discusses the awesome video games of 1982, and more on this episode of StarPodLog!Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6th. We will be set up at The Great Escape in Nashville, Tennessee.https://thegreatescapeonline.com/CustomPage/8534Would you like to return to the '90s? Then look for us at Metrotham Con in Chattanooga, Tennessee May 12th-14thhttps://metrothamcon.com/Join us at ICCC in Tennessee! The ULTIMATE Star Wars convention! May 26th- 28thhttps://iccollectorsconvention.com/As usual, we will be presenting some AMAZING panels at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend!https://www.dragoncon.org/Videogames, pinball, comic books, cosplay, and more at Music City Multicon October 27-29!https://musiccitymulticon.com/Don't forget to join our StarPodLog Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=469912916856743&ref=content_filterLove Starlog magazine?Join the Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303578380105395&ref=content_filterSuscribe to our YouTube Channel “StarPodLog and StarPodTrek”:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgE_kNBWqnvTPAQODKZA1UgMusic used with permission by Foot Pound Force. Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @StarPodLog Reddit: u/StarPodTrek Visit us on Blogger at https://starpodlogpodcast.blogspot.com/ or iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen to fine podcasts! If you cannot see the audio controls, listen/download the audio file here Download (right click, save as)
Amanda Tambascio is the founder of Kash & Liv Coffee Creations by My Place Restaurant in Newtown, CT. Launched on Labor Day of 2022, Kash & Liv Coffee Creations has been taking the local area and Fairfield County by storm at either their home base at My Place Restaurant, pop up events, NewSylum Brewing Company starting this May, deliveries of Coffee to local sporting events, fields and so much more. Kash & Liv Coffee Creations serves delicious coffee made with whole ingredients and no additives. They make house-made syrups on a weekly basis and partner with local farms and suppliers. I had a wonderful conversation with Amanda getting to know her story, where she is from, how she became a part of the infamous Tambascio family, how she juggles a full time job, being a mother of 2 little ones while also taking Kash & Liv to amazing heights. I had a lot of fun with this one, Amanda is an extremely inspiring individual and someone who motivates me all the time. Episode Sponsors: Uncle Matts Bakery and Cafe - https://unclemattsbakeryandcafe.com/ BD Provisions - https://www.bdprovisions.com/ Around Town Real Estate - https://www.aroundtownrealestatect.com/
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Sophie Perryer discuss the recent attack on a military base in central Mali, plus more on Singapore and China holding naval drills, the Israeli knesset returning from recess, Labor Day in France and local elections starting in the United Kingdom.Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more. These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Vivian Wang, Joe Veyera, Jess Fino, David Wyllie and Sophie Perryer. Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. Have feedback, suggestions or events we've missed? Drop us a note: email@example.comWhat's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. If you're a company interested in a trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at email@example.com.Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.Copyright © 2023 Factal. All rights reserved.
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Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
Capitalism and cultureAkimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 20 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the podcast at akimbo.link.To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about Długi majowy weekend (majówka) - Long May weekend (May weekend). Donations https://www.podpage.com/learn-polish-podcast/support/ Store https://www.podpage.com/learn-polish-podcast/store/ Our Websites https://www.podpage.com/learn-polish-podcast/ https://learnpolish.podbean.com/ Find all Graphics to freely Download https://www.facebook.com/learnpolishpodcast Start Your Own Podcast + Social Media & Donations https://bio.link/podcaster All other Social Media & Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0ZOzgwHvZzEfQ8iRBfbIAp Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/learn-polish-podcast/id1462326275 To listen to all Episodes + The Speaking Podcast + The Meditation Podcast + Business Opportunities please visit http://roycoughlan.com/ ===================================== 1st Episodes https://learnpolish.podbean.com/page/35/ ===================================== Now also on Bitchute https://www.bitchute.com/channel/pxb8OvSYf4w9/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9SeBSyrxEMtEUlQNjG3vTA To get Skype lessons from Kamila or her team please visits http://polonuslodz.com/ -------------------------------------------------- In this Episode we discuss: Długi majowy weekend (majówka) - Long May weekend (May weekend) Trzy dni wolne od pracy- Three days off Święto Pracy (01.05) - Labor Day (01.05) Dzień Flagi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (02.05) - Flag Day of the Republic of Poland (02.05) Flaga polski jest biało-czerwona- The Polish flag is white and red Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja (03.05)- May 3rd Constitution Day (03.05) Polacy często wyjeżdżają w góry, nad morze- Poles often go to the mountains, to the sea Polacy robią grilla- Poles make a barbecue Jadę z rodziną nad morze- I'm going to the seaside with my family Graphic can be downloaded from here https://www.facebook.com/learnpolishpodcast --------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like Skype lessons from kamila or her team please visit http://polonuslodz.com/ All Polish Episodes / Speaking Podcast / Meditation Podcast / Awakening Podcast/ Polish Property & business Offers - http://roycoughlan.com/ Donations https://www.podpage.com/learn-polish-podcast/support/ Store https://www.podpage.com/learn-polish-podcast/store/ All Social Media + Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish Start your own Podcast https://bio.link/podcaster Please Share with your friends / Subscribe / Comment and give a 5* Review - Thank You (Dziekuje Bardzo :) ) #learnpolish #polishpodcast #learnpolishpodcast #speakpolish
Explore Oregon: Making the most of the outdoors
In this episode, Zach talks about the latest developments in Oregon's Labor Day Fires. He details a mega trial that began this week that pits victims of the fires against Pacificorp — the utility whose power lines are blamed for igniting some of the fires and bringing widespread destruction. Zach also updates access to areas burned areas in the fires — including the Opal Creek and Mount Jefferson areas — before talking about good places to hike and observe the scars left behind by the fires. Finally, Zach reposts a podcast recorded in the wake of the Labor Day Fires that talks about the week before the fires, what happening when the fires exploded and some of the aftermath.
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17 movies will be released in China during the upcoming May Day holiday (China's Labor Day). This exceeds the number of movies released during previous May Day and Spring Festival holidays. Many film companies see this May Day holiday as an opportunity to rejuvenate.Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc.Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.com
This edition features the Afghan National Army [ANA] Air Corps Commander visiting some of the U.S. Air Force's major commands, this year's Air Force International Affairs Excellence award winner, Master Sgt. Cameron Rogers, spending time with the ANA Air Corps, Afghan air crews making land mark strides in their operations, Security Forces Airmen at Lajes Field hosting a shooting competition open to the entire base, Aviano residents getting an opportunity to train with Tony Horton, the creator of the popular P90X workout program, and Operation Appreciation Blue Star Museums that will allow service members and their families for up to six free admissions from Memorial Day until Labor Day at any of over 600 participating locations. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Alina Richard.
Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Rene Gutteridge discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Alisa Lynn Valdes, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Hollow Beasts.Chapter 1: IntroductionHow a writing cruise could change your life.Chapter 2: News1) James Patterson Banned in Florida2) Publishing Exec Who Stole Manuscripts Pleads Guilty3) WGA Wants AI to be Allowed to Write Screenplays4) A TikTok Ban Would Hurt Many AuthorsChapter 3: InterviewAlisa Lynn Valdés is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for both The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. With more than one million books in print in eleven languages, she was included on Time's list of the twenty-five most influential Hispanics and was a Latina woman of the year as well as an Entertainment Weekly breakout literary star. She is the author of many novels, including The Dirty Girls Social Club and most recently, Hollow Beasts.In this interview, she will discuss:1) why she started a mystery series;2) how she journeyed from journalism to fiction;3) why she took a ten-year break from writing;4) the role of setting; and5) how she gravitated toward outlining.Chapter 4: Parting WordsWe're taking registrations for the WriterCon small-group retreat, which is July 19-23 at the Stone Castle Convention Center in Branson MO. This is five days of intensive work with no more than eight writers, involving teaching, editing, feedback, and mentoring—and maybe some fun, too. Space is obviously limited, so register today. www.writercon.com/retreatAnd after the small-group retreat comes the large-group conference, WriterCon. That's September 1-4 (Labor Day weekend) in Oklahoma City. We have more than sixty presenters lined up, plus the best roster of agents we've ever had, including movie/tv agents, and publishers and much more. And if you register now, you can take advantage of the Early Bird prices. Adding new features to improve pitching and adding a Monday ReaderCon. www.writercon.comUntil next time, keep writing, and remember, you cannot fail if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwww.writercon.com
The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)
It's the annual Summer Movie Wager! Old friends Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) and Peter Sciretta (@Petersciretta ) return place their bets, along with the Filmcast crew, on this summer's box office. Come back in the fall to see who will emerge as the winner of 2023's wager. Thanks to our SPONSORS for making this video possible! Hello Fresh: Go to HelloFresh.com/filmcast50 and use code filmcast50 for 50% off, plus your first box ships free! ExpressVPN: Go to EXPRESSVPN.com/filmcast today and get an extra three months free on a one-year package. BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/filmcast today to get 10% off your first month. We're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to follow us on the following platforms: YouTube Tiktok Instagram The Summer Movie Wager is a box office game which is played each summer. You can find the history and play along at http://www.thesummermoviewager.com (thanks to Dennis for maintaining the site!) The general goal of this game is to predict the highest grossing films of the summer in terms of domestic box office, in the correct order. The closer you get to the final ranked order, the more points you get. This year, the summer movie wager will begin on May 4 2023 (the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3) and last through September 4, 2023, Labor Day, as usual. Each of your 13 picks (10 movies and 3 dark horses) gets a single score assigned to it by using the following rules: If your picked movie for #1 OR #10 is correct, you score 13 points for it. If your picked movie for 2-9 is correct, you score 10 points for it. If your picked movie is only 1 spot away from its actual placement, you score 7 points for it. If your picked movie is only 2 spots away from its actual placement, you score 5 points for it. If your picked movie is placed inside the Top 10, you score 3 points for it. If your picked movie is not placed inside the Top 10, you score 0 points for it. For each of your picked dark horses placed inside the Top 10, you score 1 point. -If two or more rules apply to a single pick, only that single rule will be applied which assigns the highest point value to that pick. For example: If your pick for #1 is correct, you don't get 16 points for it because it is #1 and because it placed inside the Top 10; instead you only get 13 points for it. Germain's top 10 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse 6. The Flash 7. Fast X 8. Barbie 9. Oppenheimer 10. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts DARK HORSES -Elemental -Haunted Mansion -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Peter's top 10 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 5. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 6. The Flash 7. Fast X 8. Barbie 9. Oppenheimer 10. Elemental DARK HORSES -Transformers: Rise of the Beasts -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem -Haunted Mansion Devindra's Top 10 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 4. The Little Mermaid 5. The Flash 6. Elemental 7. Fast X 8. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 9. Barbie 10. Oppenheimer DARK HORSES -Transformers: Rise of the Beasts -Meg 2 -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Jeff's Top 10 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 5. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 6. Fast X 7. The Flash 8. Elemental 9. Oppenheimer 10. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts DARK HORSES -Barbie -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem -Haunted Mansion Dave's top 10 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 3. The Little Mermaid 4. The Flash 5. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 6. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 7. Fast X 8. Barbie 9. Oppenheimer 10. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts DARK HORSES -Blue Beetle -Elemental -Haunted Mansion Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata's podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter @thefilmcastpod. Credits: Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. If you'd like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.
Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
A Cartersville man died Wednesday morning after the dump truck he was driving overturned on Atlanta Road, just north of the Fulton County line. James Maddox was driving the Mack 700 dump truck when the bed of the truck fully extended into the up position around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to Shenise Barner, spokesperson for Cobb police. The truck bed collided with the train bridge crossing over Atlanta Road, causing the truck to turn onto its left side, Barner added. Maddox was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office. The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding the crash is asked to contact investigators. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a first-of-its-kind affordable housing project for city and school employees at 37 Griggs St. in Marietta, Georgia. The partnership between the city, its school district, and Habitat for Humanity was made possible by federal COVID-19 relief funds. The project will consist of six homes available exclusively to city and Marietta School District employees, costing the purchaser no more than $250,000. Habitat for Humanity will build the first three houses in 2023, with construction on the house at 37 Griggs St. beginning on June 3. The project is aimed at offering employees an opportunity to live where they work at an affordable price. Atlanta Braves fans celebrated hundreds of cancer survivors and their families at the Northside Hospital Cancer Survivor Celebration, held at Truist Park before the Braves' game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 11. The parade was led by David DuVal, a throat cancer survivor, who also had the chance to start the game with a ceremonial call of "Play ball!" The event was a great opportunity for cancer survivors to enjoy the baseball game and celebrate their strength and resilience. The Braves won the game 7-6, providing a perfect ending to the uplifting celebration. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp attended the opening of Yamaha's new Marine Innovation Center in Kennesaw. The center will house Yamaha's Connected Boat Division and planning and development division, which include engineers and project managers. The facility is focused on developing smart boat technology, allowing customers to control their boats using a mobile app. Yamaha plans to recruit engineers and team members from local universities, including Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia, among others. Over 100 of the company's 2,300 employees in Georgia will work at the new center. Vicky Savrin's baked goods, which were originally sold only at the Marietta Farmers Market, are now served at her Café Rivkah, which is located in the Pavilions at East Lake shopping center. Customers can order fresh bagels, breads, pastries, and other Mediterranean goods for breakfast and lunch, in addition to cold and hot coffee and teas. The cafe caters and provides meals for a child development center in North Druid Hills, as well. Café Rivkah's foot traffic is increasing as the bakery expands its local reach and clientele. The bakery is open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.Top of Form Kennesaw State introduced their new basketball coach this week. The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta's Women's Auxiliary Kettle Krush 5K run/walk fundraiser registration is now open. The event aims to raise funds for the programs and services provided by The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta. Led by four East Cobb women and their committee, the organization is close to reaching the $500,000 mark in net proceeds over its five-year history. The event will take place on May 20 on Marietta Square, and the race entry fee is $30 if registered online by May 10. Late registration is $35 through May 19, and race day registration is $40. Osborne's postseason run came to an end with a penalty kicks loss to Denmark in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state boys' soccer playoffs at Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday. While the season comes to an end for Region 5AAAAAAA champion Osborne, Denmark – the fourth seed from 6AAAAAAA – will play at Collins Hill in the second round next Tuesday. After a scoreless first half, both teams scored a goal apiece in the second half to force the game into overtime and then each scored another goal in the second overtime period to force the contest to be decided by penalty kicks. Denmark made it five penalty kicks in a row when Ivan Kobby kicked his attempt in the net to give the Danes a 5-4 advantage, but Osborne's fifth PK fell short when Alexis Gutierrez's attempt was blocked by goalkeeper Austin Bender to secure the win for the Danes. Southern Entertainment, along with TRZ Management and JRM Management Services, is bringing Georgia Country Music Fest to Marietta on Labor Day weekend, September first through the third. The festival will take place at Jim R. Miller Park and feature country's biggest stars, including Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Jinks, Koe Wetzel, and Jamey Johnson, along with over 30 other artists. Early bird tickets are now available for purchase. The festival promises to offer a unique experience with live performances, vendors, theme nights, and camping. #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - - The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County. 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In this episode of Streamed and Screened, we dive deep into the latest entertainment offerings, from new movies and TV series. A trio of musicals are dropping, including "Schmigadoon!" on Apple TV+, "Up Here" on Hulua and "Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies" on Paramount+. New movies like "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" and "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" are in theaters and no gaming knowledge is required. We also chat about the return of HBO's hit show "Succession," which is back for its forth and final season, discuss the early success of "The Night Agent" on Netflix and talk with actor Jesse Metcalfe about his role in the film "On a Wing and a Prayer," which will get a limited theatrical release and is streaming now on Amazon's Prime Video platform, just in time for Easter. Where to Watch "Succession" on HBO "The Night Agent" on Netflix "On a Wing and a Prayer" on Amazon Prime Video "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" in theaters "Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies" on Paramount+ "Schmigadoon!" on Apple TV+ "Up Here" on Hulu "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" in theaters About the show Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, a longtime entertainment reporter who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal in Iowa and Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer for Lee Enterprises based in Madison, Wisconsin. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Podium.page and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Transcript generated by Podium.pageHelp us spread the word by tweeting about us at @PodiumDotPage and including us in your shownotes! https://podium.page 0:00:03Welcome everyone to another episode of streamed and screened and entertainment podcast about movies and TV from Lee Enterprises. Rises. I'm Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer at Lee and cohost of the program with Bruce Miller, editor of the Sioux City Journal and a longtime entertainment reporter. Bruce, Spring is here. Weather is getting better, but it it seems like we might be heading back to the movie soon. A lot of good stuff coming out. You know, we're in that period now. Where you're gonna see new stuff that maybe won't be Oscar bait, and it isn't quite holiday fair, you know, like, or it's lie is big time, Memorial Day is a big time, Labor Day is a big time. They all have tentpole, which are kind of considered the big money grabbers. Features, but there will all be also be a lot of these ones that, you know, there's a place for them and they'll make money. So we're starting to get into that era. And we're also seeing, like because of the holiday period, there will be a lock out there so that everybody has something. You will find something for grandma, something for mom, something for dad, something for the kids, and if you hold a bunch to the theater, you'd say, well, that's just all those separate ways and see what we wanna see. So there are enough enough movies out there to keep us kind of interested, but there are also TV series that are are popping now too. And I don't know why this kind of Third season is rising up, but there are a lot of things that are happening. In fact, it's odd. There are three new musical series. That are popping right now. What what is that a second season? But Schmigadoon!, did you see Schmigadoon! last year? I did not know. 0:01:42This spoof of Broadway musicals. So last year, they did forties and fifties. This year, they're doing sixties and seventies. And it was supposed to be called Shnicago but they realized that they couldn't change the name without, you know, kind of confusing people. So it's called Schmigadoon!, but it's said in Chicago. Okay. 0:02:02It spoofs musicals for, like, a pippin, a hair, Jesus Christ superstar, and it's about this couple that kind of wander into this goofy town where they all will act like characters from these shows. He and Michael Key and essentially strong are the are the two who enter into the world. And then it's just a herd of Broadway people. Then the people who are behind the cameras on Broadway or behind the scenes rather have made a thing called up here. And Up Here is kind of a What would it be like if musical set in New York City? And it's big names, the people who did Frozen hamilton, you name it, they are doing something, and it was their big pandemic project. And so they did this whole thing, wrote this whole thing, got it all together, and now it's finally premiering. 0:02:56And then finally, the the last of the three big musical shows coming out is Grease Rise of the Pink Ladies. And that's a prequel to the grease that you see as a movie. So it set four years earlier and how did those pink ladies kind of come to be a a gang, if you will, and what do they represent? It's a way for them to kind of correct some of the myopic views of the movie. So you're going to see a much more diverse cast. You're not going to hear the songs from Greece except the title song. And then you'll see other characters. And there is hope that at some point you will see Sandy and Danny come into the thing in, like, your three or your four if it lasts that long. 0:03:41So it'd be, like, freshman kinda coming into Right. So you say who is that one? Yeah. I don't think he would hire John Travolta to come in and play himself as a high school freshman. But, you know, strange or things have happened. Could they bring in John Travolta to play like a teacher, kind of. But it would also be bringing him back kind of because he started on Welcome Back, Kotter. And he could almost turn the tables on him career wise. 0:04:10I like the way you think. Doesn't matter how that goes. Yeah. And they can get them to do a cameo or a thing. Huge. But I think it's got a built in audience as it is because kids love to sing those songs and it's filled with a lot of original content. A lot of original songs that were written just for this. So those are just three musicals that we've got coming on streaming and television networks. 0:04:36And then you get all of the the kind of the creepy ones that are out there. There's a bunch of creepy shows HAR does really well. And for some odd reason, at last night, I watched a preview of a horror film that's how do I explain it? It's a gay bachelor party where they go to an old mansion and they are gonna have a say odds to call on a mother who killed her son in the house. The concept. I mean, how do they come up with this stuff? It was another pandemic project, but you're gonna see a lot of horror films around this time as well. So those are the big things itself. And then the big ones that we've got, duchess and dragons, honor among thieves, that's already in theaters. And it'll do really well because it's very adventurous. It's like an Indiana Jones film. So I never play dungeons and dragons. Did you ever Nor will I. 0:05:33I think it has too many pieces, too many characters, too many things to learn. And this is very good at kind if it's like the the game at all, it pulls you through it, and it makes you understand what they're doing and where they're going. And it's kind of a dumb down version, I would assume. But it does allow you to kind of laugh with them and add them. And then there's a Hugh Grant. Remember how we talked about Hugh Grant at the Oscars and how he was kinda snarky with one of the interviewers? Well, that's That's the character. He was he was probably just coming off the set or whatever because he's very kind of Pattington too in his approach to this, but he's the villain, and he's trying to steal this daughter away from Chris Pine And they've got to try and rescue her. That's all it is. It's just to rescue, search and destroy. So it's some so it almost sounds like even though I'm not a Dungeons and Dragons person and you aren't It's entertaining. It's something that you don't have to be into it. Yeah. And Mario brothers is another game that they are are throwing out there this time. 0:06:41And I think it's finding how you can make something that really has no plot have a plot. That's the the goal of all these things. Yeah. I could give you, you know, sorry or scrabble or something as a series or a movie. But what's the plot? You know? And at least with these are adventures of some sort where they're getting to somewhere, they're always on levels. We're always going to another level. With this. And I think that's what you'll find with these. They're realizing they've got to have a plot. 0:07:12Imagine if they did monopoly the the TV show. It would be twenty hours long, and you would just be frustrated and hate yourself at the end of it. At some point, somebody tips the the gameboard. That's how it always I've never finished a game of monopoly ever because somebody gets mad at the person who buys up all of the properties and puts hotels on them and you have no money and so you're just bankrupt. And then they leave and they're mad. They're sitting in another room. And then you've got two people as well. Do we really wanna continue this if it's not we're not having everybody else? And then you just throw the table away. I've never finished it. I've never figured out who is the winner of a monopoly. It's such a frustrating game. 0:07:50I'll I'll play it. My kids love to play it and then I'll get rope and Sure. Sure. That sounds like a grand idea. And I'll be the banker fourteen hours later. I'm just like, why are we doing this? This is the worst decision of by weekend. Right. You need something like Yatze, where it's done after a few roles, and then you're even gonna move by any more. That'll be a good Yatze, the movie. Yatze, the movie. 0:08:13So I've been watching some shows too. Were you a fan or a fan at all of succession on HBO that is back? I well, you know, this is the last year. Right? I was not a hardcore succession person because it reminded me too much of reality. It is. It's like what's going on in the media world beyond us, way beyond us. But you see these it's very fox news ish, I think. It's like the the family that's running all of that. And that's all it is. It's you know, Logan Roy, who's played by Brian Cox, is the head of Waystar RoyCo. 0:08:50And this fourth season just kinda picks up a few months after the end of the third season. So if if you watch the end of the third season, there was a lot of drama his the three younger kids who were looking to kinda up him up end him, the plot was turned, the tables were turned because Shiv's husband, Tom, kind of played the other side, Logan Roy. So it kind of picks up at that point. You know, the three kids are trying to make a deal for a company. The question is, is will they kind of hold him hostage he looks on load, but he's also gonna hold on to his Fox News channel, ATN. He's gonna hold on to that, and he's looking to make a move And then Connor, who's the older son, who's played by Allan Rock, who was Cameron Fry and Ferris Bueller's day off. He's looking to get married, but he's also running for president, and he's polling at, like, one percent. So that's not going well. 0:09:50You know, we're back in the thick of things to session. It's one of my favorite shows that they've done in recent years. It's part of the reason it it's is is succession the best show ever to come off of HBO. No, but it feels like it's just another in a long line of very good programs. Do you see where I will end? I mean, can you see kind of hints that this is the end. Yeah. I mean, my assumption is that we'll get a resolution on the company in somebody's gotta come out on top. You know, whether he sells and the kids take over or or what. 0:10:25But who knows? It could be just you know, like, reality is reality, and sometimes it's just, you know, something will happen at the end, and we're gonna be, like, what happened to Tony Saprano? We'll just cut to black really hard. And and like you know something will happen after it, you're just not gonna do a season five. It it could be, you know, if you may remember Rupert Murdoch just stopped a paper in London. It had so many lawsuits and everything and they just said, we're done. And maybe the ones that they do is they just you know, or somebody gets sent to prison. And then, you know, it's left open. So if they wanted to do a movie, they could do a movie, then you figure out who actually is the one that's running the place. 0:11:02So who knows? Well, I'm glad it's good. It's it's one of those ones that I started watching and I was just too nervous by it because it reminded me too much of everything. And so I just let it go and I'm okay with that. I don't need it, but I know that those who love it are clearly devoted, hopelessly devoted. I am hopelessly devoted. I love it. And I I will I'm gonna be sad when it's off the air because it's just it's one of those programs that It had it even had large gaps in between c's and not just because of the pandemic, but because of the locations they were filming at. 0:11:35So it always felt like season one ended, when is season two coming? Season two ended, when is season three coming? Because it wasn't on that traditional twelve months later, it's coming back. It's coming back at weird intervals. So it just feels good that it's back, and then I'll I'll be sad to see it go It's just great drama. And, you know, it it is the reality, you know, that that, I guess, you don't like. You you wanna get away from the reality. But I I kind of find it fun in just this context of of media and what's going on in the world today. And it's watching entitled people get annoyed about things that, like, what who how is this even a problem in somebody's life? I would love to have that when you're having. 0:12:17Do you like the way they just drop an episode or do you really like when you could binge it? I go back and forth. I mean, I I like the binging concept because it just especially if it's a show that I'm watching with my wife, which is kinda going on right now with Netflix in the night age which I'll I'll mention in a moment. But for a show like this, I I just watched it by myself. She watched season one with me and kinda liked it, and then tapped out in season two. Just really didn't want to keep going with it. So from that perspective as a weekly program, I'm fine with it because we'll watch things together during the week. And then, you know, she goes to bed early and I might stay up a little bit. I'll watch it on my own. So I I don't need to have all ten episodes right there. So I like I like both concepts. 0:13:03It just depends on the program. Do you feel like I've gotta see it right away when they drop it on Sunday night? Or Oh, yeah. Like, kids go to bed. Daddy go to bed. Everybody go to bed. It's Terry Scott. Watching his show now. Right? Everybody leave me alone to tuning into succession. Speaking of, you know, those bingible programs, Netflix dropped one. Kinda out of the blue. I wasn't really looking for it or paying attention for it, but it's called the night agent. And it's trending on Netflix right now. It seems to be pretty popular. It's got some good write ups on rotten tomatoes from from fans and reviewers. 0:13:44So it takes place, like the concept of this, is that there is a FBI agent. He's played by Gabriel Basso. And at the very beginning of it, he prevents a bunch of deaths on a subway explosion. He finds a bomb. Right? But what happens is there's some accusations by conspiracy nutjobs and, you know, was he involved with it? So he kinda has to take a year off and and they fast forward a year to where he's working in the basement of the White House, sitting in a room with a telephone that probably will never ring, but one day it rings. And it's to to take a call from a like a devout agent in the secret agent and to kinda help them through a situation. Meanwhile, you have this other character Lucy Ann Buchanan, who's kind of a newcomer to acting, doesn't really have a whole lot of credits where whereas Gabe Gabbasa, he played J. D. Vance and Hillbelly, LG. So he's been out there before But Lucy Anne, a little bit more of a newcomer, she plays a cybersecurity person entrepreneur who loses her company, you know, so she's got this company at the start, fast forward a year, and she's staying with her relatives, her her aunt and uncle. 0:14:57Who are all of a sudden murdered and she has to make the phone call. They're like, you gotta call this number, get help. And that number goes to Gabriel Baso in the basement. So it's it's a spy thriller. It's pretty intense. You know, it's who's playing? Who? There's the the thought that there's, you know, some some bad actors in the White House. What's gonna happen? It also stars Hung Chow. She plays Diane Far, the White House chief of staff. You would of course know her. She was nominated for best supporting actress in the whale. 0:15:30So we've got a few names in this program. It's pretty good. I I've we've gotten roped in only a couple episodes in I'm not gonna drop any real spoilers. That's just the basic plot development to get you going through the first ten minutes of of episode one. But, yeah, it's it's a pretty good show and and we're gonna keep coming back to it. Did you ever see the Knight Manager Tom Houston. He played the manager of a very high end hotel, and he was also an agent where he was trying to dupe a lot of people that come into the hotel, basically. He had all this access to stuff fascinating series. They're gonna do another season of it. So if you happen to see that floating around, don't confuse the two, but it's very much that kind of duplicity that you wonder about. What's going on here? This is this is kind of fascinating. I'm I'm intrigued. 0:16:22Let me rail for a minute about Netflix. Because they have the worst way of letting people know about something that's coming on. I mean, until you hear people talking about it, you have no clue that these things are popping. And they just will drop and they'll get foreign language series that were huge hits in, you know, whatever is Slavia. And they'll just drop it on there. And then you'll hear everybody talking about this. And maybe that's their their method. But I find it's really kind of undercutting because then you think, well, I'm missing out on something. How come I don't know about this? And then sometimes they'll do way too much where you'll see Adam Sandler on every talk show there is talking about the movie he did and it's okay. So I really wish they would be either a little more discriminating about what they push or help us through it a bit. 0:17:18I don't remember ever getting any messaging because I'll get those emails maybe on a weekly basis saying, you know, based on the shows you've watched, hear something coming to Netflix that you might be interested in. I don't remember ever seeing anything for the night agent. You know, I've seen plenty of other things out there, but that one just we're we're literally out of things to watch because we kind of finished up one show looking for something new and we're just skimming through the Netflix and what's out there and we we kinda got sucked in by a trailer and thought, okay, well, let's let's give it a whirl. The categories that they have and that, you know, when you go to that kind of the directory page, you might like. And then you're thinking, what have I watched that they think I would like this crap? And there's a whole bunch of, like, goofy films that you think, I this is not me. Are you profiling me somehow? I don't know what you're doing. I don't know where you came up that I wanted to see elf part three, but, you know, it's on there. So I that's another thing that just throws me. And then you keep scrolling down because they have different different categories for things. 0:18:24Shows people are talking about. Shows nobody's talking about. Shows you could talk about comedies that you haven't seen in a long time. You want to watch this. Now maybe you want to watch it again. You know what? It just keeps going. You think, oh, please. Please. Please. Please. So be careful what you watch because it might come back to haunt you. Yeah. There's my rant. Was that my rant for the day? That's your that's your rant for the day. But yeah. And, you know, it's funny how Prime Video, which used to be called Amazon Prime, but it's now called Prime Video, have been putting out an awful lot of product. In fact, I've been inundated with a lot of interviews. You'll see as we go along, but they have air coming out this this weekend, which will be huge in theaters. And that's the story of Nike when they pitched Michael Jordan to be their standard bearer for basketball shoes. And fascinating look at a true story with Ben and Matt. That'll be big. But they've got a lot of these other series too where they're remaking things, re kind of molding things. 0:19:31And one of the things that I actually saw was a what they they consider a faith based film. Faith based film. Now, I don't know what that means to most people. I always think, oh, it's a religious film. You're trying to show me a religious film. Is that what it is? But it's not necessarily that. It's it just says that people believe in some kind of higher power. And this one is called on a wing and a prayer. 0:19:59And it's a true story about a a businessman who takes a couple of lessons of flying lessons, but doesn't really, you know, think much of it, and then ends up in a plane with his family and the pilot dies. And he's gotta figure out how do I land this plane. Because I really wasn't paying attention that much when I was, you know, in classes. Because I figured I wouldn't need this. Right? So they get the dead body in the back of the plane, and then he gets behind the in the cockpit and starts trying to figure out how do we land this. And they bring in help from the outside. One of the people they find is somebody who actually flew one of those planes and he's played by Jesse Metcalf. 0:20:47Jesse Metcalfe, you may remember was the gardener, the hunky gardener that Eva Longoria fell for in desperate housewives. And this is his way of trying to move into a different layer of filmmaking. So for him, it was a good move to let people see him as something other than the hunky garter. And then he was on a long time on hallmark channel. He he's been in every Christmas iteration you could find, and he was also in Chesapeake Shores, which was a series that they had on the Hallmark Channel. So I was able to talk to him and we have us his interview, I believe. 0:21:25And you'll find out about what actually happened with on a wing and a prayer. I guess faith based, there's there's that element of Is there divine intervention to perhaps intercede? I think they're pitch on this is there are angels among us who help us through these kinds of situations. And the angels could be even the person on the ground that tells you what button to press at the right time. Gotcha. And the film also, it stars Dennis Quade. Correct? Dennis Quade, Heather Graham. So there are some some big names in this. Yeah. 0:21:55Dennis Quinn plays the the guy who has to pilot the plane. Okay. Heather, the name is his wife. I replaced his wife. And, yeah, and you'll find other you know, they do a little bit before we get into the plane, they do a bit of back story. So you get to see what he's kind of a, I think, a very swaggerish businessman. You know, they're kind of or if you will would say they're kind of full of themselves. So I think it's a humbling experience for him when he gets up in the plane and realizes, hey, I don't know how to do this. He thinks he's a big barbecue guy and He wins barbecue contests and but not they have a huge in the film. They have a huge house that looks impressive, very impressive. And if he's going flying private, come on. He's gonna have a buck or two. Right? Right. End of the film, you get to see the real guy and the real people who helped him out. Okay. 0:22:48So Dennis Quinn, he's it's interesting because he it feels like he's in these types of feel good movies he's done it before. He was in that movie, the rookie, that Disney movie, where he he was a a baseball pitcher. It it was a true story where, you know, he came back at ages like forty, whatever, and made it to the big leagues despite, you know, our injury. So it feels like he likes to do these feel good movies now. He likes to make money too. So I could be behind it. But I'm I'm tired of seeing him in these kinds of roles, to be honest. I'd like to see him as a good old villain because I think he's really good at playing a villain. And you know, maybe he doesn't have to be the star. Maybe he's like the third build, who always is a villain, by the way. If you ever look at a movie, Which one is the villain? Look who's third in the villain? They're always the one who's the villain. So maybe now with your when you're looking at the night agent -- Mhmm. We can see his third build. That's your problem at all right there. But yeah. And he gonna it's it's a feel good one for the holiday weekend and the holiday week. 0:23:56It will be in some theaters and it will also be on Prime Video. So you'll see it on your Amazon Prime channel if you have that. If you bought enough crap on Amazon and you have the free shipping, you'll get this show. So you'll be able to see it. But it's it's nothing complex. It's something that you could watch while you're doing something else. And then you go, okay, that's good. I I understand what was going on there. It's a happy movie for this time of the season. So We have an interview with Jesse Metcalfe, so let's go ahead and listen to that. 0:24:34Have you ever been in an emergency like this in any kind of transportation thing or not? I was on a private plane once where there were some concerns. I wouldn't say it had really gotten to this level. I certainly didn't have to crawl into the cockpit and lay on the plane. But I I understand people's fear of flying. I mean, I started flying at a very early age. My mom would ship me off to my grandparents at, like, six or seven. So I I don't have a fear of flying, like, at all. And actually, you know, after the experience I had, the wonderful experience I had on this home. I'm considering getting my pilot's license. I think it'd be really, really amazing. 0:25:18Yeah. Look how good you are. You can help somebody. Yeah. What is that like when you're going through things and what is this? I don't know what these words are, what they mean. How do you you know, get a grasp on that so that you can convey it in the right way. That's that's a great point. You know, I had to look basically everything up. There's a lot of aviation jargon specifically for my character. And I definitely had to at least have a cursory understanding of what I was talking about. Certainly walked away from this movie with a greater appreciation for aviation and for pilots. 0:25:53When you're sitting there and you're like giving them instructions, who are you talking to? Is somebody else reading the lines of things to you? Or I mean, because you're very into you're good at being intense in those situations. I'm like, Who is he talking to? I'm sure they're not there. Thank you. That's a that's a high compliment. I appreciate that. 0:26:11Generally talking to, you know, either the assistant director or sometimes like you're standing. Really, anyone who's available to read the dialogue off camera and You know, I'll be honest with you. Not a lot of care is is taken when, you know, someone's reading this dialogue off camera. It's usually pretty flat and monotone. You know, you can you can ask them to pump it up a little bit. But it's really, you know, it's our job to bring all that emotion and energy to to our performance, you know. I mean, that's that's what we do as active guy. 0:26:46I didn't get to meet I didn't get to meet Carrie, unfortunately. Hopefully, I'll get to meet him in the future, but I just basically looked up everything I could find on him, print interviews, what little video there was of him out there, I mean, the picture that was painted of him within our script was more than enough for me to grab hold of as an actor. Sure. You know, this coming at this time in your career, what is that telling you? Is it are you going in another direction? Is there something new that we're seeing with this film? Well, it's funny that you asked that. I mean, that's the plan. I mean, you know, I definitely want want to move away from the matinee Idol and move into more serious roles and, you know, work with you know, more producers and directors that I that I really respect. I mean, such a great team on this project with Roman Downey, Autumn Bailey Ford, Sean McNamara, who I I had previously worked with, and I was really excited to get the opportunity to work with again. I think it was just it was the right team on this one with the right script and I'm really proud of what they produced. 0:27:54I mean, it's a very watchable movie that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. You know, they talk about this being a faith film or a faith based film. And I don't think that it's you know, I wouldn't use those terms for it. I think the faith is is underlying. Absolutely. But it isn't something that hits you over the head. You know what I mean? We're a lot of those things, they're like, oh, I'm not going to that. No. No. I I agree with you completely. I mean, honestly, I don't I don't consider this faith based movie at all. And I I think this this movie is of the caliber that, you know, could have gotten a theatrical release. I mean, it's just it's It's a different landscape these days. Very happy to have been picked up by Amazon Prime Video. They're really behind the movie. Yeah. I mean, you know, when people believe in a project and they know that the the the the content is good, I mean, it's just it's a it's a good feeling, you know, to have to have that kind of momentum. 0:28:51Take me back to those days of desperate housewives. How how really unreal was that? I was it was incredibly unreal. I didn't anticipate the success of that show at all. Coming off of daytime television, moving into a nighttime show, but that felt very daytime. It was a easy transition. I mean, look, it wasn't the most challenging role in the world, but I tried to bring, you know, your vulnerability and and depth to the role. But, I mean, it was a it was a whirlwind, you know, that just, like, kinda swept me right off my feet. I didn't anticipate the success. 0:29:30And to still be talking about the show twenty years later, I mean, I guess it's achieved some level of, you know, iconic television status which is something I'm, you know, I'm I'm proud to have been part of. Did it did it just kind of throw you coming so early in your career? Or was it You know, I I I had been in the business for for five years on daytime television, but, I mean, you know, daytime television and primetime are just, you know, their their night and day. Right. They they really are. You can we can work on daytime your entire career and he, you know, the average person might might not know your name. You know, so to to become a household name pretty much overnight was was definitely interesting. 0:30:17Was it good to learn those lessons early on? Or do you say, oh, I'd be much more prepared now if I had that, like, real heat? Well, hindsight is twenty twenty, you know. So I I'd be much more prepared now, definitely. And I'd like to think you know, I'll I'll have some of those big opportunities again. I I mean, I'd like to believe that that the best of my career is is still ahead of me here. You know? Yeah. I I know I know I know I'm ready for it now. That's for sure. All we need to look at is this year's best picture winner and you look at those people and you say, all of them were at some point told you're out of the game and look at them now. They're on top of the game. So it's just It's very it's very only one project away, you know? Right. This could be yours. You never know. 0:31:06Then you you have your kind of I I I love to see these different periods that you've had. You have your hallmark period. What is that world like? Well, I mean, the hallmark channel was very very good to me. They allowed me to executive produce some projects with them and kinda, you know, be involved in the creative and the casting of those projects. I really learned a lot during my hallmark period. And, you know, I'm I'm proud of a a lot of the work that I created during that period as well with this show that I did for them called Chesapeake shores where I played, performed, and wrote some of the music for the show. Right. I mean, you know, I I give a hundred and ten percent to everything that I do. I mean, I I'm one of those actors that really cares. Maybe I care a little too much, but, you know, I like to look back at different periods, as you say, and and be proud of those periods. So, you know, that that was a great time in my career. 0:32:06In the learning process, do you go, oh, that's something I'll never do again? Or is it, okay, this is how I would change those things up if I did this again? Well, there's always lessons. You have to find the lessons in everything you do in life. But specifically in this business, You know? I mean, you wanna continue to become a better actor. You know, I I am very interested in doing more producing and executive producing. So you know, you have to learn those lessons, but it's really about it's it's it's it's about relationships and it's a it's a it's a very people oriented business. It's a collaborative art form and you have to work well with others. And, you know, I mean, those are the best lessons, I think. 0:32:50What is it like when you wanna create something? Is it hard to actually get others on board with you? Or what do you to me, it'd be a big sales job. I'd have to sell others on my vision and I don't know that I could do it. While producing is a big sales job, isn't it? You know, I mean, generally, you're trying to find financing for ideas that you have. And that that can be a little soul sucking at times because as artists, you know, we don't wanna be, you know, making phone calls and sending emails begging people for money. You know, but there's also some great facets to executive producing or producing as well, you know, kind of like being in charge of the entire picture. 0:33:33Which sometimes, you know, when you're just an actor on a project, you know, hire to do one specific thing, it can be a little limiting. Specifically when you see things that could be better or, you know, maybe, you know, holes in a story that could be patched up and you have ideas for that, you're not always you're not always in the position to share those ideas. Would would you ever not act? Would that ever be in the cards? Would I ever not act? Yeah. Yeah. I think I think that could be in the cards. I I think I would like to move behind the camera, you know, specifically in producing roles. And and and I have I have an interest in directing. I mean, I went to New York University for writing and directing teach school of the arts But over the over the years, I've seen how much work directing is. I mean, you're literally, you know, the first person on the set, the last person to leave and up all night preparing. So, you know, I I think producing might be my lane. Better. Yeah. Is another thing. 0:34:36You know, and how they I forgive me for not knowing what this is like, but when they're judging you to to cast you in a role, based on a look, how how do you deal with that? I I would find that very difficult. Well, a lot of people say that there's a lot of rejection in our business, but I think you can't look at not getting a role as rejection. Because getting a role is like finding a needle in a haystack. You know, there's so many variables as to what our producers and directors and casting directors are looking or for a specific role. So I think, you know, you have to just put yourself out there, give the best audition possible, and if it doesn't go your way, just let it go. I mean, easier said than done, but dealing with the rejection would be the very difficult thing. Well, why wasn't I right for this. Exactly. I mean, hey, nobody likes dealing with with rejection, but that's life. It's life. Right? 0:35:32What's next then after this? Are you already working on something? Well, I have two other films coming out this year. I mean, three, actually. One's called the comic shop. Which is kind of like a Kevin Smith esque story about a disgruntled comic book store owner who had some trials and tribulations in his life. It's kind of a interesting story. Then I have another one that's on the festival circuit right now called the Latin from Manhattan. And then I have a a a a a VC Andrew series of movies coming out on a lifetime where I I play dad in the early sixties. So it's it's my first dad role, so I'm kind of excited about that. 0:36:13See, I've seen -- Oh. -- I've seen -- Oh. -- I've seen -- Oh. -- I've seen -- Oh. -- I've seen -- I've seen -- I've seen -- -- I've seen -- -- I've seen -- I've seen -- I've seen -- wonk long. I've I've seen some of the footage actually doing a ADR for the for the movies and I I play opposite this adorable you know, effervescent actor of Breck Bassinger, who's from from the series star girl. I play her father And it's very, very charming actually. I'm I was really, really pleased with it. I'm excited for people to see it. 0:36:40Well, you know, if we're ever on a plane together and something happens, I'm calling you into action here. You're gonna be helping land the plane Okay. I know nothing about that. You might wanna call Dennis, but hey, you know. Yeah. I would run up and down the aisles going, no, we can't do this. This is not good. This is terrible, but it was very fun to watch you in this. I enjoyed it. Thank you so much. Alright, Bruce. Thank you for that interview. What else do we have on top? Coming up. Big big big kind of surprising thing. Rachel vice, Oscar winner, Rachel vice. 0:37:16Is in a new adaptation of dead rangers. It's about twins who are in the birthing business, if you will, and if you may remember Jeremy Irons started in this film in the nineties. It was a David Cronenburg film Well, now, Rachel has the part where she plays two characters. And she's trying to get this clinic off the ground, a birthing center. And she has to appeal to various and sundry people and how it's a very kind of political world to be in the medical field, but it's also really, really creepy. So when you see this, you'll see the creep factor. One of the people we talk to is Poppy Lou who plays their kind of assistant, and she has a big handle on the differences between Beverly and Elliot Mantel. So we'll have that next week and we'll talk about some other kind of creepy ones that aren't coming. Alright. That sounds good. So we'll look forward to that. Thank you everyone for listening to another episode of streamed and screened.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Get to know ODA's Season 2 other new co-host, Dalila Bothwell, as she shares with Rev. Liên frank talk about what it takes to teach and stay true to their experience as queer, Black, and other social locations in predominantly white convert-Buddhist settings. Dalila Bothwell (she/her) is a Dharma practitioner in the Insight Meditation/Theravada Buddhist tradition and a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader Program. She served as Deputy Director of New York Insight Meditation Center for nearly a decade where she learned the priceless value of sangha and the role relationships play in embodying the teachings and in creating kinder human beings. With a formal education in food and nutrition, her practice meets at the intersection of physical and emotional wellbeing while being Black and queer and her love of recovery, nature, community, and justice. A native of the Southwest, Dalila currently lives in Papago / Tohono O'odham territory in Arizona with her handsome pup, Brisco.To connect with her in other ways:www.dalilabothwell.com IG: @moonearthlove----Host Info:Rev. Liên Shutt (she/they) is a recognized leader in the movement that breaks through the wall of American white-centered convert Buddhism to welcome people of all backgrounds into a contemporary, engaged Buddhism.As an ordained Zen priest, licensed social worker, and longtime educator/teacher of Buddhism, Shutt represents new leadership at the nexus of spirituality and social justice, offering a special warm welcome to Asian Americans, all BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, and others seeking a “home” in the midst of North American society's reckoning around racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia.Home is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Four Noble Truths is her new book coming out Aug. 22, 2023. Published by North Atlantic Books. Advance praise from ODA's Season 1 Cohosts!“With tenderness, an open heart, and characteristic grace, Rev. Liên Shutt shares her knowledge and practice of Buddhadharma alongside her own searing experiences of being Asian American in our racialized culture. Anyone wishing to bring the wise compassion of the Buddha's teachings to bear on their journey with systemic oppression of any ilk will find in Rev. Liên a skillful and kind guide whose footsteps are well worth following.”—Karma Yeshe Chödrön, author of Heal Transform Transcend“Presenting a powerful and fresh look at core Buddhist teachings, [Home Is Here] offers innovative and effective ways to free ourselves from the bondage and illusions of white supremacy culture and a compassionate, accessible path to experiencing that we are already whole.”—Kaira Jewel Lingo, author of We Were Made for These TimesPre-Order options HEREConnect with Rev. Liên & all her offerings at: AccessToZen.org (including soon to-be-added info on an upcoming LGBTQIA+ Yoga & Dharma retreat over Labor Day & an 8-month Asian American affinity group for precepts studies!)
If you grew up in the '60s, '70s, or '80s,you will love StarPodTrek! On this explosive episode of StarPodTrek, we consider the Star Trek contents of Starlog magazine in issues 59 and 60, from 1982.Bob Turner and Kelly Casto consider Bjo Trimble's role in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!Check them out on the '70s Trek podcast!https://m.facebook.com/1742040886071290/Plus...Merrit Butrick, Kirstie Alley, computers in 1982, Harve Bennett's take on The Wrath of Khan, and more on this episode of StarPodTrek!Rocket City is the place to be for a great con! Join us at Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo, April 21-23 in Alabama, featuring William Shatner, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, John DeLancie, and more!https://www.hsvexpo.com/Would you like to return to the '90s? Then look for us at Metrotham Con in Chattanooga, Tennessee May 12th-14th. Special guest: Jonathan Frakes, and others!https://metrothamcon.com/As usual, we will be presenting some AMAZING panels on the Trek Track at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend!https://www.dragoncon.org/Theme music provided by Foot Pound Force. Find out more about the band here:https://footpoundforce.bandcamp.com/musichttps://m.facebook.com/100029411275345/Don't forget to join our Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=469912916856743&ref=content_filterJoin the Mego Like Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/533274100662813/Love Starlog magazine?Join the Facebook group:https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303578380105395&ref=content_filter Looking for a Star Trek social club? Join us in STARFLEET International! https://sfi.org/Subscribe to our YouTube Channel “StarPodLog and StarPodTrek”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgE_kNBWqnvTPAQODKZA1UgFind us on Twitter and Instagram: @StarPodLog Reddit: u/StarPodTrek Visit us on Blogger at https://starpodlogpodcast.blogspot.com/ or iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen to fine podcasts! If you cannot see the audio controls, listen/download the audio file here Download (right click, save as)
Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Rene Gutteridge discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Cheryl McKay, who wrote the screenplay for the James Garner film The Ultimate Gift, based on Jim Stovall's novel. The Ultimate Gift won a Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, received three MovieGuide Nominations, and was named one of the Ten Best Family Films of 2007. She's also written How to Adapt Scripts Into Novels (with Rene Gutteridge).Chapter 1: IntroductionWhat Writers Do for April FoolsChapter 2: News1) Bowker Reports Huge Increase in eBooks2) AI Programs Enter the Writing World3) Roald Dahl is Being Edited/Altered/CensoredChapter 3: Interview with Cheryl McKayIn this interview, Cheryl discusses:1) the difference between an original vs. an adapted screenplay;2) the tricks you must know for writing screenplays;3) breaking into the screenplay market; 4) writing characters who pop;5) seeing the big picture; and6) writing nonfiction about fiction.Chapter 4: Parting WordsWe're taking registrations for the WriterCon small-group retreat, which is July 19-23 at the Stone Castle Convention Center in Branson MO. This is five days of intensive work with no more than eight writers, involving teaching, editing, feedback, and mentoring—and maybe some fun, too. Space is obviously limited, so register today. www.writercon.com/retreat/And after the small-group retreat comes the large-group conference, WriterCon. That's September 1-4 (Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma City. We have more than fifty presenters lined up, plus the best roster of agents we've ever had, including movie/tv agents, and publishers and much more. And if you register now, you can take advantage of the Early Bird prices. For more info, visit our website, www.writercon.comAnd if you haven't joined the WriterCon Facebook Group yet, do it now! Do it today and join this wonderful community of writers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113141678727273And to subscribe to the free WriterCon e-newsletter, send me an email or sign up at my website: email@example.com and www.williambernhardt.comIf you're enjoying this podcast, please subscribe, then rate or review it wherever you get podcasts. It does make it easier for new listeners to discover us.You can find the video version of these podcasts on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/@writerconpodcast1307Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwww.writercon.com
#plugintodevin - Your Mark on the World with Devin Thorpe
When you purchase an item after clicking a link from this post, we may earn a commission.Devin: What is your superpower?Sheba: My superpower is taking a risk, so when I'm writing my poems, I try to leave it all on the paper or all on the stage. I take nothing with me. I tell all my secrets.Queen Sheba is the poet who founded Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live! and its associated foundation to support LGBTQ women navigating a cancer diagnosis. We connected as guests in a delegation of social impact creators invited to Israel by its Foreign Ministry.I'm glad we did. She is doing inspiring work I may not ever have discovered otherwise.AI Summary* Sheba founded Poetry versus Hip Hop, a social impact platform that aims to bridge cultural gaps and dissolve stereotypes.* The platform disguises itself as a stage show, but the team also reaches out to people from different backgrounds and cultures.* Human connection is essential, especially since people often misjudge and misunderstand each other.* Her personal and professional journey in poetry and spoken word began with experiences of growing up in Detroit and being adopted by a white family.* Her work has evolved to cover a range of social and political issues.* She emphasizes the importance of offering solutions in her work and teaching her students to do the same.* Her superpower is taking risks with her writing and leaving everything on the paper or stage.* She advises allowing oneself time to grieve and be sad but to show up for life and take risks.* Start small and gradually build up to bigger risks, and find a supportive community to share work with.* Her books and albums can be found on Amazon, and information on her upcoming performances can be found on her website and social media.Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live!“Poetry vs. Hip-Hop is a social impact platform disguised as a stage show,” Sheba says. The performances are merely the context for bringing people together from across sometimes antagonistic divides.She says:We purposely reach out to people that are from all walks of life, including but not limited to any race, color, creed, LGBTQIA community—anything at all—so that we can bridge these gaps and start conversations with people to help dissolve stereotypes, to help people understand different cultures, to maybe introduce them to cultures they have never seen or talked to before or worked with before.Demonstrating the impact, she shares the story of an event in Texas where two antagonistic hip-hop gang rivals were invited to perform. They were reluctant to even share the stage with one another.Sheba says:We had to sit down and say, “Hey, this is the perfect opportunity to say, ‘Hey, we're not the stereotype that you think that we are. We're not these gangsters. We're not we're not these thugs. We're writers and creatives and thought leaders and thinkers and social activists. Come over and meet my crew over here.'” We were able to dissolve that a little bit and get at least one from each crew to come.Sheba's work is an extension of who she is. “I'm adopted. I'm adopted by white people. I grew up in a major city. I present Black, but I'm biracial. I'm also part of the LGBTQIA community. So, I have all of these facets and umbrellas that are amazing.”“I get misread and misunderstood a lot of times,” in part as a result of the intersectionality of who she is. Appreciating that she is often misunderstood, she could see how others are treated similarly and wanted to help improve mutual understanding.In the on-stage “battle” between a hip-hop artist and a poet, Sheba requires the participants to hug “so that there is a human connection.”Sheba launched the foundation after her partner passed away in January 2022.In all her work, she builds on her superpower of taking risks with her poetry, in an effort to be authentic and share something meaningful.Superpowers for Good is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.How to Develop Risk-Taking In Your Writing As a SuperpowerTo help us understand how she uses her risk-taking in her poetry, she describes a poem she's working on now, called “New Booty,” inspired by her recent plastic surgery. She says:It's going to start off a little light and funny, but then I'm going to go left to social-political and say, “Well, now that I have a new booty, maybe I'll be considered black. Maybe I'll be less of [a target for] the microaggression to the mixed girl. Maybe I won't be called white anymore.” Because those are things that I struggle with; those are the things that come up in my life, in my adult life.“My superpower is taking a risk writing, writing to the edge, and then going over it,” Sheba says.She shared a story that highlights the good that can come from risk-taking in poetry and in life. It happens to explain how we met.I gave myself all of ‘22 to be depressed. Not that I'm still not processing the grief or the things that I went through, but I gave myself all of ‘22 to eat, sleep, not do anything, not do anything. If I had to go to work, I told myself I had to go to work. I went to work. If I had a gig, I would show up for the gig. If I had a responsibility to show up. But then I gave myself permission to immediately go home and get in bed.I literally spent—can you imagine the amazing summer in Atlanta, Georgia, in bed? July 4th in bed. Labor Day weekend in bed. Just not doing anything. So, I did not want to commit suicide. I was just tired, and I was exhausted. I told myself, “Do not commit suicide. Just keep showing up for your life. Just keep going. Just wake up and go to the next day and go to the next day.”Labor Day weekend, I was invited last minute to come perform at the mayor's LGBT opening reception for Black Pride weekend.Of course, I accepted the gig. I said, “You know what? Let's go all out.” I got a dress made. I had my friend design a dress for me. I was really honored to be a part of this. I show up, I perform “We Are the Women.” That was the only poem they commissioned me to do. I performed that in front of at least a thousand people.We were in City Hall. This has never been done before. We were in City Hall! A thousand people sitting and standing around from the LGBTQIA community. Elected officials, anybody you could think of, was there. I end the poem to a standing ovation.I was very excited that I decided to get up and take that gig that day.That is where I run into the Israeli consul general, and that is how I ended up meeting you.As we talked, I asked Sheba how to take risks safely. She says you can't. That's the point.As a creator, “You're going to be judged. You can't avoid it,” she says.“You only have one go. So, do what you're going to do every single day and do it big, bold,” Sheba says.“You only have one go. There is no putting it off,” she says, reiterating her point. “There's no putting it off, so take the risk.”Sheba shared a final note. Noting that she has lots of tattoos, she described one she has on her wrist that says, “Not Today.” She got it when she was working as a substitute teacher and saw an influx of middle-school suicides.“As adults, we know that we're just taller children,” she says. “So, I tell people, allow yourself time to grieve and be sad, but show up for your life. Because if you don't, you never know what could unfold positively.”If you follow Sheba's advice and example, you can make risk-taking in your creative work a superpower that enables you to do more good in the world.SuperCrowd23Sheba has graciously agreed to perform at SuperCrowd23, which will be held on May 10 and 11. Superpowers for Good readers are invited to purchase tickets at half price, meaning that you can purchase a general admission ticket for just $49.50. Be sure to register before the end of early-bird pricing!Guest-Provided ProfileQueen Sheba (she/her)Founder, Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live & Foundation About Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live & Foundation: Poetry versus hip-hop live! Is an international social impact platform disguised as a live stage production.Poetry vs Hip-Hop foundation was created when Dj KNODAT (know-dat) passed away from breast cancer on January 3, 2022. The Poetry vs Hip-Hop foundation is created in her honor to support, educate and make sure that LGBTQIA women of color have the resources they need while navigating their cancer journey.Website: www.thequeensheba.liveTwitter Handle: @thequeenshebaCompany Facebook Page: PoetryvshiphopBiographical Information: Queen Sheba 60-Second Bio: * Born in Detroit, MI, now living in Atlanta, GA - Sheba is a featured poet on the 2021 Grammy-Nominated album “F-Your Feelings” by Robert Glasper.* Recently released her 8th album on August 19th, 2022, “The Fukc-it Pill,” produced by Triumph Reigns, Clayco Music Group, with guest production by Multi-Grammy award winner in Artists Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Robert Glasper!* She recently returned from Israel, invited by the Israeli consul general of Atlanta, and was one of eight people chosen from around the country by the office of the foreign ministry of Israel for a social impact and education tour. * Being who is Sheba is, of course, she found a POETRY group to connect with while learning about technology, agriculture, antiracism practices, youth, LGBT, and anything that involves Israel.* You can hear Queen Sheba every Thursday on V-103 as the co-host with Joyce Littel for the poetic moment segment on the quiet storm from 10 PM to midnight!* In 2020 during a global pandemic, Queen Sheba was invited to participate in a collection of poetry, short stories & visual art by the city of Atlanta.* Sheba is Atlanta's previous “Creative Loafing's” People's Choice Spoken Word Artist of the year!* She also received the Gentlemen's Foundation ‘Gentle Woman of Artistry' of the Year award for her work in the LGBT community for HIV Prevention.* Sheba is a ‘Women of the World' & Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist.* Sheba is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus on TV One, and has been on Spoken, a featured poet on Lyric Café on BET, 106&Park, the Apollo and the feature-length film ‘Spit.'* Sheba has eight albums, three of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category, including her current album, “The F-It Pill,” which was in the running for best spoken Word album of the year.* Sheba is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee. Her works have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Vibe Online and the focus of college students' papers everywhere!* Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame, short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly! A motivational book for runners, with two forthcoming books “Clemency: poems to help you accept the apology as you will never receive, and The day I almost died in D.R.- how to leave your body and toxic relationship behind.* With a Master in Poetry from Queens University - Spoken Word artist, motivational speaker, comedian, and bathroom concert singer, Sheba tours internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 200 colleges and universities domestically and abroad, an APCA - Performer of the Year Nominee, and is a Creative Writing Professor at the Historical Black Clark Atlanta University where she teaches Poetry, Story Telling and Fiction.* YouTube: We Are The WomenPersonal Facebook Profile: fb.com/thequeensheba8Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/bethshebaaremInstagram Handle: @thequeensheba @poetryvshiphop Get full access to Superpowers for Good at devinthorpe.substack.com/subscribe