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WOJM: What's on Joe Mind?
Special Edition 79: Ray Stakenas from Knowing Is Half The Podcast

WOJM: What's on Joe Mind?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 106:18


This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on November 25, 2022.  TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays.  Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don't watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Happy Thanksgiving from the #WOJM #TeamStream, and do we have a turkey for you! Seriously though, Mike and Mark sit down with Ray Stakenas, one of the hosts of the great Knowing Is Half The Podcast, um, podcast, and in a strange twist, are actually NICE to him! Ray takes us through his #GIJoe fandom, the origins of KIHTP, his other projects (including the incredibly popular geek podcast Who Would Win), a crash course in Lithuanian folk singing, his brush with Chuck Woolery, and much, much, MUCH more!  LISTEN TODAY! You can watch this episode at: https://youtu.be/pLejaXMxaxw

Soul Music
Chervona Kalyna

Soul Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 27:42


Powerful stories linked to this beautiful and stirring Ukrainian folk song which inspired Pink Floyd to reform so they could release their own version, 'Hey Hey Rise Up', alongside Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox. Chervona Kalyna is a clarion call with roots stretching back to 17th century Cossack history; as meaningful now as then, this episode of Soul Music reflects how music can be a unifying force in the most dangerous and difficult of times. Anti-Russian, it was banned prior to Ukrainian independence in 1991 with one of its lyrics calling to 'free our brothers Ukrainian from Muscovites shackles'. Its full title 'Oi u luzi chervona kalyna' translates as 'Oh the red viburnum in the meadow': red viburnum is a common plant in Ukraine and in the song it's a metaphor for the country itself. Telling their stories on Soul Music: Taras Ratushnyy, journalist turned soldier, discusses his beloved son, Roman, and the heroic role he played in Ukrainian society both before after the war began. Elizaveta Izmalkova is a young Ukrainian singer who now lives in Lithuania. She performed Chervona Kalyna as part of a flash-mob co-organised by Egle Plytnikaite who describes why she and other Lithuanians wanted to demonstrate their support for Ukraine. Nadia Morykvas wrote a book about the cultural polymath, Stepan Charnetskyi, who - in the early 20th century - adapted Chervona Kalyna for one of his plays. (Volodymyr Oleyko translates for Nadia Morykvas). Andrij Halushka is a Ukrainian who now lives in London. He describes how his family history, down multiple generations, connects with the song. Julia and Kateryna came to England under the 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme when the war began. Under the name 'Dvi Doli' they raise money for Ukraine by staging concerts where they perform traditional songs on the Bandura. Taras Filenko is a pianist and ethno-musicologist. Originally from Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine, he now lives in Pennsylvania, USA. He discusses the musicology of the song, and recalls a neighbour from his childhood who was imprisoned for performing Chervona Kalyna in the 1940s. Myroslava Hartmond is a British-Ukrainian cultural diplomacy expert. She explains how the current popularity of Chervona Kalyna began when Andriy Khlyvnyuk, the lead singer of Boombox, recorded an a capella version in the centre of Kyiv. This inspired Pink Floyd to collaborate with Khlyvnyuk and release their own version. Please scroll down to the 'Related Links' box on the Radio 4 Soul Music webpage for further information about some of the interviewees and the different versions of the song used in the programme. The programme image is of Taras and Roman Ratushnyy. Producer for BBC Audio in Bristol: Karen Gregor

Crispy Coated Robots
CRISPY COATED ROBOTS #144 - Top 5 John C. Reilly Film Roles and Best O'Reilly Auto Parts

Crispy Coated Robots

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 54:04


Episode 144:   “That's Lithuanian?”The Reilly O' Reilly Episode!Jim, Joseph, and George delve into the Top 5 film roles of actor John C. Reilly and the best items from O'Reilly auto parts store.·        Beware of air filter scams performed by amateur magicians·        Who is the ultimate wing-man/yes-man?·        What was the last movie that Jim took his mother to?·        Who doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore?·        “If you're having to get a co-signer for a taillight, there's something wrong!”·        Great moments in long-distance fatherhood-ing: Joseph's disembodied voice booming from his daughter's car dashboard·        Adjust the ball mount and the tri-ball mount for towing after this episode.·        Which movie scene kept George from succumbing to the evils of marijuana?

Catholic Saints & Feasts
November 12: Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Catholic Saints & Feasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 5:41


November 12: Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr1580–1623Memorial; Liturgical Color: RedPatron Saint of reunion between Orthodox and CatholicsA holy bishop is murdered for unifying East and WestSaint Josaphat died for something few in his era died for—ecumenism. In fact, the word ecumenism did not even exist when Josaphat was martyred. Josaphat was born in Ukraine but grew to manhood working a trade in Vilnius, Lithuania. In his late teens, he felt called to be a monk, so he rejected an offer of marriage and joined a monastery in Vilnius in 1604. Josaphat's austerities, intelligence, and prayerfulness made him a natural leader, and he was duly ordained a deacon and priest and earned a reputation as an effective preacher.But it was a historic decision by Orthodox religious leaders, about ten years before Josaphat became a monk, that would bend the arc of his life and eventually lead to his death. In 1595 the Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and five other Orthodox bishops representing millions of Ruthenian (Ukrainian and Belarusian) faithful met in the city of Brest and signed a declaration of their intention to enter into union with the Bishop of Rome. The Pope accepted their conversion from Orthodox to Catholic, while allowing them to keep their Byzantine liturgical rites and traditions. The Union of Brest was a one-of-a-kind event. Yet it triggered Orthodox violence and bitterness toward the Catholic Church which has endured into modern times.Josaphat joyfully embraced the entrance of his native Orthodox faith into the Catholic fold. But he also insisted that the Eastern traditions of his pan-Slavic people should perdure, and be respected, while his people ecclesiastically migrated into the paddock of the Roman Pontiff. Unity, yes. Uniformity, no. The Church, historically, had long been composed of various liturgical traditions reflecting its numerous cultures. The Latin Rite, though, eventually predominated as Western nations grew stronger and colonized huge chunks of the world. The Union of Brest's careful balance of accepting theological and jurisdictional unity with Rome while insisting on liturgical distinctiveness was confusing to many of the faithful Slavic peasants of Northeastern Europe. Nonetheless, when Josaphat was named a Bishop in present day Belarusia, he continued to champion the union with Rome with all his considerable powers and was largely successful in curtailing Orthodox clergy from exercising ministry in his diocese.Because he represented something new, an Eastern Rite Catholic, Josaphat was misunderstood by his co-religionists who should have supported him the most, particularly Polish and Lithuanian bishops and princes. The tensions of the time came to a head when an Orthodox bishop established a competing diocesan and parish structure alongside that of Josaphat's diocese and parishes. The faithful experienced two church structures that were virtually identical in their liturgy but divergent in their leaders and lines of authority. In response to Orthodoxy's aggressive incursion into his ecclesial territory, Josaphat put his usual vigor into preaching and teaching the importance of union with Rome. But in 1623, while seeking to stop an Orthodox priest from secretly ministering in his jurisdiction, Josaphat was ambushed by Orthodox faithful who conspired with their leaders to rid themselves of this thief of souls. Saint Josaphat was brutally attacked by a mob, his head was cleaved by an axe, and his body dumped into a river. Josaphat was beatified in 1643 and canonized in 1867. In the twentieth century, Josaphat's remains were brought to Rome and buried under the altar of Saint Basil in St. Peter's Basilica.Saint Josaphat, you gave your life attempting to bring East and West together. Give us your spirit of unity so that our prayers bring all Christians into common union under the leadership of a common head, the successor of Saint Peter.

Mark and Me Podcast
Episode 236: Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper

Mark and Me Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 26:57


Vesper.On this episode we are joined by Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper.  Kristina Buozyte is a Lithuanian film director, screenwriter and producer. In her early films she focused on women, explored their inner world and depicted them using fantasy elements, Bruno Samper is a French writer, director and during this interview we discuss their new film Vesper.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Markandme or you can buy me a coffee here: https://ko-fi.com/markandme or you can even treat yourself to a badge or sticker over at my store here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MarkandMeStore

Latin in Layman’s - A Rhetoric Revolution
Etymologizing Mathematical Terms - From Trigonometry to Geometry to Sine/Cosine/Tangent

Latin in Layman’s - A Rhetoric Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 21:14


Trigonometry from Modern Latin trigonometria (Barthelemi Pitiscus, 1595), from Greek trigonon "triangle" from tri- "three"+ gōnia "angle, corner" + metron "a measure." "branch of mathematics that deals with relations between sides and angles of triangles," Geometry - “a measuring of the earth” from combining form of gē (gaia) "earth, land" + -metria "a measuring of" Geometry is, with arithmetic, one of the oldest branches of mathematics. It is concerned with properties of space such as the distance, shape, size, and relative position of figures. Parallel from para- "beside" + allēl "each other." in geometry, of lines, "lying in the same plane but never meeting in either direction." As a noun from 1550s, "a line parallel to another line." Meanings "a comparison made by placing things side by side" and "thing equal to or resembling another in all particulars" are from 1590s. Parallel bars as gymnastics apparatus is recorded from 1868. Perpendicular - "at right angles to the horizon," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + pendere "to hang, cause to hang; weigh" (from PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin"). Percent - “by/through a hundred” from Modern Latin per centum "by the hundred" Angle - directly from Latin angulus "an angle, a corner," a diminutive form from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (source also of Greek ankylos "bent, crooked," Latin ang(u)ere "to compress in a bend, fold, strangle;" Old Church Slavonic aglu "corner;" Lithuanian anka "loop;" Sanskrit ankah "hook, bent," angam "limb;" Old English ancleo "ankle;" Acute - from Latin acutus "sharp, pointed," figuratively "shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning," past participle of acuere "to sharpen" (literal and figurative) It was also used of humors (early 15c.). The meaning "ending in a sharp point" is from 1560s; the sense of "sharp or penetrating in intellect" is from 1580s. i.e. acute injury, acute inflammation, acute pancreatitis Obtuse from Latin obtusus "blunted, dull," also used figuratively, past participle of obtundere "to beat against, make dull," from ob "in front of; against" + tundere "to beat," from PIE *(s)tud-e- "to beat, strike, push, thrust," from root *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" In geometry, in reference to a plane angle greater than a right angle." Calculus - from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used as a reckoning counter," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone." In medicine, the word also has been used to refer generally to "concretion occurring accidentally in the animal body," such as dental plaque; dental calculus. Sine - from Latin sinus "fold in a garment, bend, curve, bosom." Cosine “with the fold” “with” + “bend, curve” Tangent - "meeting at a point without intersecting," from Latin tangentem (nominative tangens), present participle of tangere "to touch." Addition - "action of adding numbers." from Latin additionem (nominative additio) "an adding to, addition," noun of action from past-participle stem of addere "add to, join, attach" “The action of” + “joining” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/liam-connerly/support

throw BIG throw FAR PODCAST
Ep.152: MYKOLAS ALEKNA

throw BIG throw FAR PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:26


Coach Frontier chats with Cal's Lithuanian discus start Mykolas Alekna. Mykolas talks about his father's influence, his big 2022 breakout season and what lies ahead. Just 20 and already at 69.81m is this the future world record holder? European Shot Put Conference www.throwerx.com OWN YOUR THROW - Join us online www.everythingtrackandfield.com MFAthletic and Perform Better www.velaasa.com CODE: tbtf15 - 15% OFF your Velaasa purchases www.porta-circle.com CODE: TBTF - 10% OFF on all circles www.rodhesport.com CODE: TBTF - 5% OFF on all products www.walshot.com TRAIN TO WIN www.powerliftusa.com Powerful Gym Solutions throwBIGthrowFAR STORE www.throwspro.com code: TBTF mcthrows.com INSTAGRAM TWITTER YouTUBE This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Talking Europe
Lithuanian PM Ingrida Simonyte: ‘Russia is losing, so Putin is attacking civilians'

Talking Europe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 12:17


In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 following Russia's recent missile attacks on Ukraine, Lithuania's Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said the reason civilians are being targeted is because Russia is “losing on the battleground”, and want to “create panic and exert pressure on Ukrainian society - and us”.

SHIVA Be The Light
EP.1126 - Dr.SHIVA LIVE: Ukraine-Russia War: German, Finnish, Lithuanian Citizen Journalists Share Insights

SHIVA Be The Light

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 46:01


In this discussion, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, the Inventor of Email, and four Truth Freedom Health® Citizen Journalists form Finland, Russia and Germany share their perspective on the Ukraine Russia War from a Systems perspective.

The Sports Rabbi
Episode 334: Maccabi opens Euroleague campaign with win, what went right + what went wrong on Episode #334

The Sports Rabbi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 31:52


The Sports Rabbi and Ben Pask look back at Maccabi Tel Aviv's 84-83 Euroleague win over Zalgiris at Yad Eliyahu. We break down how the Yellow & Blue found a way to dispose of the Lithuanian club as we discussed many debuts from Bonzie Colson, Lorenzo Brown and Rafi Menco to some of the players who will need to earn their time in the Israeli league. Join us as we have fun talking about Oded Katash's first win on the Maccabi sidelines in 15 years and what the club will need to work on going forward.RELATED ARTICLES:Firsts and debuts: Maccabi Tel Aviv newcomers reflect on Euroleague openerMaccabi Tel Aviv's Great Escape – Euroleague Round 1 The Good, The Bad and The UglyMaccabi wins Euroleague opener as Colson and Brown shine“Big thank you to Maccabi fans” Keenan Evans is back in Tel Aviv to lead Zalgiris to European successAustin Hollins Unplugged: Maccabi swingman readies to give Tel Aviv some hard nosed, old school hoopsMake sure to subscribe to The Sports Rabbi Show on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts.Also download our fabulous new App available for both Android and iPhone! Click here for the iPhone AppClick here for the Android App

Ukraine 242 Podcast
SERHEII PLOKHY - A COMPLETE HISTORY OF UKRAINE AND RUSSIA'S WAR SINCE 2014

Ukraine 242 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 29:00


SERHEII PLOKHY - A COMPLETE HISTORY OF UKRAINE AND RUSSIA'S WAR SINCE 2014Serheii Plokhy, legendary historian and author, provides a comprehensive overview of the origins of Ukraine and Slavic cultures, Ukrainians history of both independent statehood and subjugation to Russia, the role of language as a tool for imperialism, and how Ukraines tradition of pluralism has evolved in recent times into a nation fully capable of fighting its war of independence.Serheii Plokhy is legendary in Ukraine and in academic circles worldwide, widely considered to be the greatest living expert in Ukrainian history. He is prolific, with a book coming out every year for the last 20 years. His book, The Gates of Europe, A History of Ukraine, is widely considered to be the definitive history of Ukraine.Plokhy is the Mykhailo Kruszewski, Professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard since 2013 where he has served as the director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, where he leads a group of scholars working on Mapa the digital atlas of Ukraine. He was born Ukrainian and between 1983 and 1991, Plokhii taught at the University of Dnipropetrovsk, where he was promoted to the rank of full professor and held a number of administrative positions during perestroika. In 1996, after a number of visiting appointments as the Ramsey Tompkins Professor of Russian history at the University of Alberta, Plokhy joined the staff of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, where he founded the Research Program on Religion and Culture. As part of the Peter Jacyk Center for Ukrainian Historical Research he participated in the publication of the English-language translation of Mykhailo Hrushevskys History of Ukraine-Russia. Plokhys books have been translated into a number of languages, including Albanian, Belarusian, Chinese, Estonian, Greek, Finnish, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian, and won numerous awards and prizes.PUBLISHED BOOKSPlokhy, Serhii. The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine, Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-19-924739-4Plokhy, Serhii. Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 2003. ISBN 978-0-916458-95-9Plokhy, Serhii and Frank E. Sysyn. Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2003. ISBN 978-1-895571-36-3Plokhy, Serhii. Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History, University of Toronto Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8020-3937-8Plokhy, Serhii. The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-521-86403-9Plokhy, Serhii. Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past , University of Toronto Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8020-9327-1Plokhy, Serhii. Yalta: The Price of Peace, Viking Adult, 2010. IS

RTÉ - Drivetime
Lithuanian Ambassador to Ireland

RTÉ - Drivetime

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 11:11


Marijus Gudynas, Lithuanian Ambassador to Ireland

JIJI news for English Learners-時事通信英語学習ニュース‐
杉原千畝記念館に支援を 財政難で存続危機―リトアニア

JIJI news for English Learners-時事通信英語学習ニュース‐

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 0:34


杉原記念館内に再現された杉原千畝の執務室、6日、リトアニア中部カウナス第2次大戦中に「命のビザ」で多くのユダヤ人を救った外交官杉原千畝をたたえるリトアニア中部カウナスの記念館が財政難に苦しんでいる。 A Lithuanian museum dedicated to Chiune Sugihara , a Japanese diplomat who issued visas to help thousands of Jews flee the Nazis during World War II, is seeking financial aid amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues.

Hard Factor
Teacher with Enormous Fake Boobs and Vagina Flavored Potato Chips | 9.20.22

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 70:51


On today's episode…..The Queen is finally laid to rest (00:26:06). Trans High school female teacher in Canada has the largest pair of fake boobs in the world (00:35:00). Lithuanian company designs vagina flavored chips (00:43:32). COO of Beyond Meat bites man's nose during violent attack (00:54:10). And much more... Subscribe For 2 Bonus Episodes Every Week: https://anchor.fm/hard-factor/subscribe ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time ☕ (00:05:17) - Joke of the Day - Amish people love building stuff (00:07:45) - GTA 6 gameplay footage was hacked and released online (00:09:53) - Sports: The Aces win the WNBA championship and funny losses and fans (00:16:07) - Woody Allen retires and un-retires from film making within a few days (00:20:17) - President Biden says the Covid pandemic is over in interview (00:23:15) - Prison release for Mark Frerichs in a prison swap with the Taliban and Adnan Syed whose murder conviction was vacated

Expat Hoops
Expat Hoops Podcast Episode 065 w/ Tyler Cavanaugh

Expat Hoops

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


Tyler Cavanaugh has been a prolific scorer with fantastic outside shooting touch for a long time. After a successful college career at George Washington, he caught the attention of the Atlanta Hawks. He was soon thrust into NBA action after a series of injuries and did not disappoint. After a couple seasons between the NBA and the G League, he set out overseas to Germany, Spain, and now Lithuanian powerhouse Zalgiris Kaunas. He's set to begin his third season in the EuroLeague, and his second season with Zalgiris. We caught up with him while the team trains in Spain prior to the 22/23 season.

Sauna Talk
Sauna Talk #070: Lewis Jenkinson

Sauna Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 57:06


Today's Sauna Talk podcast episode is with Lewis Jenkinson, who shares with us his heart and soul of good sauna. Today on the bench we welcome Lewis Jenkinson from the absolute midpoint of England, just North of Manchester. With the rise in interest of sauna – real sauna – (not lightbulbs, toaster ovens, or other minimally ventilated fragmentations), it's interesting to learn how others have become impassioned with and driven towards advancing the authentic sauna experience in their lives. It's a simple formula, really. And In Lewis' case, his drive towards authentic sauna was propelled through his resonating positivity of contrast therapy. We'll hear his journey while marshal arts training, then cold immersion therapy, and onto the sauna bench. Lewis's unfulfilling sauna experience at the gym sauna, heated by a toaster oven with 9 rocks and terrible ventilation, has driven him deep into the depths of discovery into the authentic, quality sauna experience. Many of us curious enough can become knowledgeable about good sauna and are in clear understanding of the Holy Trinity of good sauna (heat, steam, ventilation). And Lewis is right there with us, a kindred spirit of good heat. Sauna Talk topics for discussion Trip to Germany – oh boy this way incredible. We get to hear about his Therma Erding, the World's largest spa, just outside Munich, Germany. History with Sauna, getting hooked and mental wellbeing – started martial arts, diet and exercise. Moved on to cold water and breathing, finally discovered sauna. All my adult life has unknowingly been searching for powerful ways to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and Insomnia. I was later diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD which made total sense. Cedar Sauna Company – Knew I needed my own sauna so started a mobile sauna company to share with the UK but then began to import and build barrels from Russia. Realized not to rely on imports and studied sauna construction. Company enquiries are flooding in and the company is going from strength to strength quite rapidly. Sauna in the UK – the scene is growing quickly. There is a huge rise in mobile sauna businesses and I manage a What's App group with my friend which was created to help mobile sauna entrepreneurs set up and run their own business through sharing information with other businesses owners. In true British fashion, the UK seems to be moulding it's own sauna culture taken from cultures all over the world including Russian, Finnish, Estonian, Lithuanian and German styles. What is good heat – manageable and breathable. A heat which initially seems mild but creeps up on you almost imperceptibly, sending your heart rate higher and higher until you have to leave. A cold plunge is essential and the thought of which helps me to keep with the heat a little longer. Recurring Sauna Talk questions Mobile sauna anywhere in the world – someone already said space which would be serene but I'm gonna go with a winter riverside landscape with lots of people. Everyone would be invited to strip off and enjoy the sweat. Sauna with anyone – my grandfather. He was a stoker for the navy so I recon he would have taken to sauna quite easily. Favourite sauna moment – cold plunge, before or after. This is where the world goes quiet for me. My normally racing thoughts go quiet and it feels like pure serenity. Sauna helps me to spend longer meditating in the cold. What is most misunderstood about sauna – that it is intense. It shouldn't be. It should feel as relaxing as a warm bath on a cold day.

Euromaxx
Kaunas as European Capital of Culture

Euromaxx

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 4:50


The Fluxus Festival in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas is a mix of performance and carnival. And this year it's especially striking and colorful, because Kaunas is the 2022 European Capital of Culture.

Midnight Train Podcast
Vigilante Justice - What Goes Around Comes Around. Sort Of.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 127:20


www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com  Become a Patron and get more episodes! www.patreon.com/accidentaldads  Imagine the scene: A serial murderer is guided by a specific “code” that kills only those who are guilty. He has access to crime scenes as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami police, gathering information and analyzing DNA to confirm a target's guilt before killing them. Sound familiar? It should, it's the premise of the TV show, “Dexter.”   Ah, yes, Dexter. I love that show. We figured we would talk about the life of Dexter even though Logan, of course, has never seen it. Jk.   Obviously, murder is never acceptable, right? It's the worst crime we can commit against one another, right? But what if, someone who didn't believe in the “thou shall not kill” premise decided to murder someone you love? What if someone raped or beat someone you love? What if a child was purposefully abused, raped, or arguably worse, murdered? Does that horrendous situation change the narrative? Would you, COULD YOU, take the life of the person or persons responsible for your now substantial and debilitating loss? I want you to honestly think about that as we go through today's episode.    Bottom line, do specific human piles of shit DESERVE TO DIE?   Pedro Rodrigues Filho, or Killer Petey, is a Brazilian serial murderer. He was convicted and is notorious for hunting out and murdering only criminals as a teenager, between the ages of 14 and 19, particularly an entire gang in retaliation for the killing of his pregnant girlfriend.   He served 34 years in prison before being released in 2007, having been formally imprisoned for 71 murders but claimed to have killed over 100 drug traffickers, rapists, and murderers. Filho was initially sentenced to eight more years in jail in 2011 on accusations of inciting violence and deprivation of liberty. However, he was released in 2018 after serving seven years on the condition that he behaved himself. Nevertheless, he murdered 47 inmates inside the prisons where he was held captive, most of whom were rapists.   Since his second release from prison in 2018, when he declared himself to be reformed from his self-declared vigilantism as a youth and committed to not committing any more crimes, Filho has gained notoriety as a YouTube personality in Brazil. He runs the channel Pedrinho EX Matador, later renamed 2P Entretenimento, where he comments on current crimes and teaches the general public that committing crimes is not something to be proud of.   South of Minas Gerais in Santa Rita do Sapuca, on a farm, Rodrigues was born. His father was abusive and, all in all, a piece of shit and had kicked his mother's belly during a fight while she was pregnant, leaving the poor unborn child with a bruised skull.    In a quarrel with an older relative at age 13, he shoved the young man into a sugar cane press, nearly killing him, and had pondered leaving him there to die before deciding to save him. He claimed that this was the first time he had felt the urge to kill.   When Filho was fourteen years old, his father was accused of stealing food from the high school kitchen where he worked as a security guard, resulting in him losing his job. In vengeance, Filho killed the vice-mayor of Alfenas with Filho's Grandfather's shotgun, as he was the one who fired his father. A month later, he killed another guard at the school whom he believed to be the real thief.    On the run, Rodrigues took refuge in Mogi das Cruzes, Greater São Paulo, where he began robbing drug dens and killing drug traffickers, making him a celebrity in the news media as the vigilante “Pedrinho Matador” (Lil' Petey Killer). Filho killed one of the gang leaders in the area he was ransacking. After killing the gang leader, he took over his role and began running the same gang, almost like a Riddick moment where you keep what you kill.   During this time, he met a woman named Maria Aparecida Olympia, nicknamed Botinha. After they found out they were pregnant, Filho proposed! So awesome to see that this man, with what could be perceived as a savage beast-like mentality, actually has a pretty big heart.   Unfortunately, a rival gang leader brutally murdered Filho's fiancee during Olympia's pregnancy.   After finding out about the murder, Filho kind of went full John Wick. He and a few of his friends went to the wedding of the rival gang member. The hit squad brutally massacred all involved in the death of his soon-to-be wife and the mother of his child. He killed 7 at the wedding and injured 16 more. All of this came after Filho went on a torture spree to find out who was involved initially. We don't know precisely how many were killed or hurt leading up to this point. Dudes an absolute monster and gave zero fucks.   Speaking of giving zero fucks, the boyfriend of Filho's favorite cousin knocked her up! Pretty exciting news. Except for the fact that the boyfriend refused to marry her, so… Filho shot and killed him.  Remember how we mentioned that Filho's Father was a piece of shit? Well, it gets worse. A few months after the massacre at the wedding, Filho found out that his mother had been killed. By his father. Who had butchered and dismembered her with a machete. After his father was committed to prison, Filho went and paid him a visit! While at the conjugal, Filho stabbed him 22 times! Not only did he kill his father, but he carved his heart out of him and took a rather large bite out of it. Amazing that he still somehow doesn't have any jail time or was even caught! Brazil, what's up down there?   Well, after a few years of Filho continuing his lifestyle of a gang leader, it's known that he killed a few more before good old Johnny Law caught up to him in 1973. After he was sentenced to 126 years in prison, he was transported in a police car with another inmate, where he supposedly murdered him in the police car.   Filho served only 34 years, however, while in prison. This is because the maximum time a criminal can serve is thirty years when convicted, according to Brazilian law. This was later changed to 40 years in 2019.    While in prison, he didn't slow down much on the killing. He murdered 47 other criminals serving time in the same prison as him. They were the worst of the worst, though. Murderers, rapists, sex traffickers, etc. That's valiant, right?   But being a killer of killers creates a pretty strong and bad reputation among other criminals. Especially when most of the prison population has that on their rap sheet. So he made some enemies while there.   He was ambushed by some of these people. During the ambush, he killed three of his attackers and injured the other two. One bad motherfucker.   He was up for release in 2003 but because of the murders within the prison, he was given an extra four years. But he only murdered bad guys. I mean, there was just the one-off murder of his cellmate because he snored too loud, but I mean, come on, who hasn't thought about that? No? Just me? Hmm. Anyways. He did mention that he enjoyed a few of the murders just because they were terrible people, and he wanted to kill them.   He was formally let free on April 24, 2007, but on September 15, 2011, he was detained at his home and later found guilty of riot and false imprisonment. He acknowledged that the fact that his girlfriend was not in jail was his primary reason for wanting to be released. However, he was ultimately sentenced to 128 years for these offenses.   Filho was released in 2018 due to Brazil's repeal of the law stating that those with a diagnosis of psychopathy can be imprisoned indefinitely and that the country's maximum penalty is 30 years. Since then, he has created a YouTube channel where he shares his experiences. In addition, he tries to teach others to not follow in his footsteps.   So let's sum this guy up:   Most of the time, Filho hunted down the various types of offenders he wanted to kill by looking up their names and addresses. He then brutally killed them in several methods. However, he admitted that his preferred method was to hack or stab them to death with swords. Usually, when he learned of a crime, that prompted him to take action. When driven by rage rather than thrill, he would occasionally capture criminals (usually professional criminals and drug dealers) and torture them to death. He sometimes modified his approach by following the path taken by his victims when they committed their own crimes, such as when he murdered his father or when he murdered seven people in one day.   Now how about we look at some other folks with the same motifs? Now they may not have as extensive of a rap sheet as Filho, but these following people had decided to make it known for taking justice into their own hands when the Justice system didn't seem to do enough for them. Marianne Bachmeier   She was a struggling single mother who learned with horror that her daughter Anna, age 7, had died. The girl missed school on May 5, 1980, and somehow ended up at the home of Klaus Grabowski, a 35-year-old butcher who lived next door. Later, a cardboard box containing Anna's remains was discovered on the side of a nearby canal. Grabowski was detained very quickly after his fiancée called the police to report the incident since he already had a criminal record for child abuse. Grabowski argued that he hadn't sexually molested the little girl before killing her, even after confessing to the crime.   Instead, Grabowski made the strange claim that the young girl had attempted to “blackmail” him by saying she would tell her mother he had assaulted her if he didn't give her money. Grabowski further claimed that the primary motivation for his decision to kill the kid in the first place was this alleged “blackmailing.”    The murder of Marianne Bachmeier's daughter had already infuriated her. But when the murderer related this tale, she grew even more irate. She was determined to get retribution when the man was put on trial a year later.   At Grabowski's 1981 trial in the Lübeck district court, his defense claimed that since he had been deliberately castrated for his crimes years earlier, he had only committed the offense due to a hormone imbalance.   The third day of the trial was Bachmeier's breaking point. She concealed a .22-caliber Beretta handgun in her handbag, took it out in the courtroom, and fired eight shots at the murderer. Grabowski received six rounds of fire before passing away in a pool of blood on the courthouse floor. Bachmeier reportedly responded, “I wanted to kill him,” according to Judge Guenther Kroeger.   Although it was evident from the several witnesses and Bachmeier's comments that it was indeed her who killed Grabowski, she was shortly placed on trial for the crime. She said, “He killed my daughter... I meant to shoot him in the face but I shot him in the back... I hope he's dead.”   With some celebrating Bachmeier as a hero and others denouncing her conduct, the “Revenge Mother” case swiftly gained notoriety in Germany. Before shooting Grabowski, Bachmeier said that she saw visions of Anna in the trial and could no longer stand for him to misrepresent her daughter. She allegedly sold her story to Stern magazine to pay her defense lawyers for $158,000.   In the end, the courts found Bachmeier guilty in 1983 of deliberate manslaughter. For her acts, she received a six-year prison term. Jason Vukovich   Unlike other real-life vigilantes, Jason Vukovich's search for justice began years before he set out to pursue it. Vukovich, born to a single mother in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 25, 1975, was quickly adopted by his mother's new husband, Larry Fulton. Fulton seemed devout in public, but in reality, he molested Vukovich during his nightly “prayer sessions.”   Vukovich and his brother were often beaten with belts and pieces of wood in addition to sexual torture. And to make matters worse, Fulton got away with all these horrific offenses, which infuriated Vukovich. As a result, Vukovich, who fled terrified at 16, spent years getting by on narcotics and small-time thievery.   He returned to Alaska in 2008, but his desire to get revenge on pedophiles like Fulton didn't go away. It culminated in 2016. Vukovich started by browsing the neighborhood sex offenders list. He then attacked and stole from three of the guys on the list as the last act.   In June 2016, Vukovich went after the three guys. Targeting Albee first, he drove to the residences of Andres Barbosa, Charles Albee, and Wesley Demarest. Then, on the morning of June 24, Vukovich broke into the man's house and smacked the 68-year-old before robbing him and fleeing.   Two days later, he approached Barbosa in a very identical manner. However, he arrived at the door at 4 a.m. this time. He assaulted Barbosa with a punch to the face, stole his truck, and fled the scene with two female accomplices and a hammer. Demarest was instructed to get on his knees as Vukovich struck him in the fucking face with a hammer.   Vukovich claimed, “I am an angel of vengeance. “I'm going to administer justice to those you injured.”   Shortly after, the hammer, stolen items, and a notepad with the names of the persons in it were all discovered by police on Vukovich who was hiding in a nearby car. As a result, 18 charges of assault, robbery, burglary, and theft were brought against him. He decidedly took a plea deal.   According to allthatsintersting.com, in 2018, Vukovich was sentenced to 28 years in prison, after which the judge stated that “vigilantism won't be accepted in our society.”   Vukovich has since expressed regret for his actions and urged others in his position not to follow in his footsteps: “I began my life sentence many, many years ago, it was handed down to me by an ignorant, hateful, poor substitute for a father. I now face losing most of the rest of my life due to a decision to lash out at people like him. To all those who have suffered like I have, love yourself and those around you, this is truly the only way forward.”   Gary Plauché   Now I'm pretty sure we all already know this story, but it fits the agenda of what we share.   Jeff Doucet, a 25-year-old karate teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, enjoyed the total confidence of his young pupils and their parents. But on February 19, 1984, when Doucet took Jody Plauché, then 11 years old, for what was intended to be a 15-minute automobile journey, that confidence was horribly betrayed.   When their son didn't come home that day, Gary and June Plauché became quite concerned—and with good reason. Doucet had taken their small boy hostage and was transporting him to the West Coast. Before booking a room at a hotel in Anaheim, California, Doucet shaved his beard and colored Jody's hair to ward off suspicion.   The youngster was repeatedly assaulted there by Doucet until he eventually gave Jody permission to phone his parents. Jody was returned to his family after the police quickly tracked down the call and apprehended Doucet. In the meantime, Gary Plauché, Jody's father, traveled to the Baton Rouge airport to meet Doucet at arrivals and murder him.   Plauché drew a .38 pistol from his boot on March 16, 1984, as soon as he spotted Doucet at the airport. He had been talking to a friend on the other end of a payphone while waiting for Doucet to show up. Even saying, “Look out, he's coming. A shot is soon to be heard. The subsequent gunshot was recorded on tape since television cameras were filming.   Plauché had murdered the abuser of his kid, shooting a hollow-point bullet into Doucet's head from three feet away. Later, he was put on trial for murder, but the judge sitting on the opposing side of the courtroom was lenient. As a result, Plauché was shortly released after receiving a sentence of seven years with a suspended term, five years of probation, and 300 hours of community service.   Jody Plauché, on the other hand, took a while to comprehend all the trauma that had occurred to him at a young age. "I was outraged with what my father did after the incident," Jody said. “I did not want Jeff killed. I felt like he was going to go to jail, and that was enough for me.”   He continued, “But my parents, they didn't force me into recovery. They kind of let me recover at my own pace, and it took a while… but I was able to work through it and eventually accept my dad back in my life.” Jody eventually turned his experience into a book titled Why, Gary, Why?. Tityana Coppage Tityana Coppage is a woman from Kansas City, Missouri. She was known as a strong woman who tried to help and lead her family as a young adult. She was only 21 when she lost her brother – and it wasn't the first loss her family had to come to terms with. Her family was extended to several younger brothers with different last names who she cared for equally and passionately.   The brother she lost was Jayson Ugwuh Jr. He was a 16-year-old high school student who loved basketball and rap. He was a bright, cheerful kid despite knowing personal tragedies from mere years beforehand. He was gunned down in public on January 10 while walking with some of his friends. A car came up, opened fire, and then sped away. What provoked the incident remained a mystery. The only solid fact was that Jayson Jr. was the primary victim. Tityana and Jayson both endured a shocking loss in 2016 when a drive-by shooting claimed the lives of her young brother Jayden Ugwuh and younger cousin Montell Ross.   The boys were just 9 and 8, respectively, at the time of death. Jayson was present for the shooting and held his little brother Jayden as he faded and died from the bullet wounds.   The killer was never found. Tityana was only 16 when the incident occurred, leaving her mentally changed.   A few days before the killing of Lars, Coppage posted a tribute to her brother on Facebook. The post read: “I tried to shield y'all from everything I had to witness as a kid. I supported anything and everything you wanted to do in life. I tried to give you the best so you wouldn't have to look for fake love in the streets,” she wrote in the January 11 post. “I worked hard and long hours to keep a roof over y'all head, nice clothes and shoes on y'all feet refrigerator full of groceries. The streets didn't rise y'all I did this sh*t 10 toes down. I was at those games as much as I could, I was paying for your studio time for your trips no matter the cost. All I wanted is to see you happy finish school and make it to the top. But some how I still failed you. This wasn't you Jayson you was so sweet so quite a honorable young man why didn't you just hear me out I only wanted more time with you that's all.”   The object of Tityana's vengeance was Keith Lars. Just two days after her brother's death and burial, she gathered as much evidence as possible to affirm the identity of her brother's murderer.   She traced him as the car owner that carried the gunman who killed her brother and armed herself before they met. Lars didn't go down quietly.   They exchanged gunfire, but Tityana came alive and left Lars dead in his car in the parking lot in the city's northeast section. Court records state that Lars was found in the back of a Toyota near Virginia Avenue and Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City on January 13, with officers determining that the shooting had occurred close to the 500 block of Benton Boulevard. At that scene, police found 23 shell casings from two types of bullets. 8 were .45 caliber, and 15 were 9mm.   Was Tityana just an ordinary woman pushed beyond the brink to perform such a murderous act?   She had already seen injustice win with the still-unsolved deaths of her young siblings, and she didn't have enough trust in the system to properly avenge her brother's death.   She assumed the guilt of Lars and got in contact with someone called “Auntie” to arm herself with a .45 pistol, saying “I used to many on Bro!”    The fact that multiple gunshots were fired proves she was an amateur with a firearm. Thanks to witnesses who came forward and surveillance footage in the parking lot where the murder took place, authorities quickly identified Coppage. They arrested her for the murder, booking her into Jackson County Jail on a $200,000 bond.   Evidence was quickly collected against Coppage, and she did not deny the charges.   She insisted that she got justice for her dead brother, even going as far as to text his cell phone to assure him that she was sending his killer to him.   At the time, no formal evidence was collected, or investigations were pending towards Lars as the suspect, though he was armed and did drive the same, or very similar, truck seen at Jayson's murder scene. She admitted during questioning that she knew Lars would be in the parking lot when she shot him. However, Tityana initially claimed that the murder was accidental and that she only shot him in self-defense because he fired his weapon at her first. Coppage was spurred toward Lars by members of her community who seemed to indicate a shared but hushed knowledge of events that led to her brother's death.   The police weren't able to corroborate as much in their reporting. So all anyone seemed to know was that Lars may as well have been guilty and could have had his own criminal history.   Therefore, the extended family of the community assisted Coppage's vigilante act she grew up around. Coppage does not deny what she did or why and is charged with second-degree murder, which is murder without premeditation or planning.   By her admission, she fired her gun at the vehicle with Lars in it, but she claimed that he fired first and her weapon was meant for protection.   She was celebratory over his death, particularly over vengeance, meaning she went there assuming he was guilty and was armed to act. Coppage contacted Lars before the meeting to tell him she was coming to ask questions.   She claimed to call him to try and settle differences between him and her father, knowing that if she didn't take action, he absolutely would.   COPPAGE TEXTED HER DECEASED BROTHER AFTER KILLING LARS AS WELL. The message sent to Her brother's phone read: “I owe em that body,” according to an affidavit. This message and the ones sent to “Auntie” led authorities to file murder charges.   Rap artists DaBaby and 42 Dugg made public posts on Instagram voicing solidarity and have reached out to pay $20,000 each of her bond as support.   She is currently awaiting trial.   Jorge Porto-Sierra   Ok, so here we have someone that TECHNICALLY didn't kill anyone, but that wasn't for lack of trying.   When authorities responded to the scene at the Friendly Village Inn & Motel on U.S. Route 192 in Florida in 2018, witnesses recalled seeing Jorge shout, “I'm going to kill you, child molester,” as he drenched the property in gasoline with a cigarette in his hand.  Porto-Sierra then returned to the parking lot and attacked two individuals sitting in their car. After that, he rammed his Ford Focus into their vehicle and poured gasoline into it through an open window. Just as Porto-Sierra was preparing to set the car on fire, police arrived on the scene. He was quickly surrounded and told to surrender.   The 50-year-old Porto-Sierra admitted that he had planned to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.” However, when police asked him why he didn't, Porto-Sierra claimed that the police had arrived too fast for him to do so.   Authorities soon discovered that at least two of the men Porto-Sierra targeted were indeed convicted, sex offenders. One man had been standing outside his room when Porto-Sierra leaped out of his car and launched into a tirade, prompting him to rush inside his room.   “They raped kids, they are all child molesters that all live here and deserve to die,” Porto-Sierra later said as he justified his actions to the police. While the Friendly Village Inn & Motel is indeed a popular place for convicted sex offenders (because it's far away from schools and playgrounds), and at least two of Porto-Sierra's targets were known sex offenders, the real-life vigilante still broke the law and thus found himself arrested for his actions.   As of 2020, Porto-Sierra is being held on no bond at the Osceola County Jail and charged with 4 counts of attempted murder.   André Bamberski Andre was born to Polish immigrants in France in the 1930s. He was in the thick of the war that affected him growing up. Later, Andre became a chartered accountant and married Danièle Gonnin, having two kids. However, at the time of the incident, Andre and Danièle were divorced, and the latter was married to Dieter Krombach, a doctor, in Lindau, Germany. Danièle initially told Andre that Dieter believed Kalinka died due to a heat stroke or the effects of a concussion from a few years prior. However, Andre wasn't so sure. Dieter had stated that on the morning of Kalinka's death, he had found her in bed, unresponsive; rigor mortis had already set in. However, Dieter tried to revive her by injecting her with a nervous system stimulant and two other stimulants. But that didn't work, and Kalinka was dead. The autopsy report read by Andre later showed that Kalinka had blood around her torn vagina. Inside, there was a whitish substance that was never tested. Besides injection marks on her arms, Kalinka had undigested food in her stomach. Experts later believed she died from asphyxiation from regurgitating her own food. All of this left Andre with only one theory: Dieter was responsible for the death. Andre believed Dieter raped and then killed Kalinka with an injection, possibly to keep her from talking about it. While the German prosecution closed the case, saying Kalinka died of natural causes, Andre didn't give up, following Dieter across Europe for years to bring him to justice. About a year after Kalinka's death, Andre went to Lindau, handing out fliers accusing Dieter of murder. He was arrested and then fined and sentenced in absentia. However, that didn't stop Andre. He then prodded the French authorities, eventually leading to Kalinka's body's exhumation; she was a French citizen. This time, it was revealed that her genitals had been missing since the autopsy, and there was no trace of them. Andre's work paid off when a French court convicted Dieter in absentia of violence, bringing on death without intention to do so, and sentenced him to 15 years. But with Germany refusing extradition, Dieter essentially remained a free man for many years. Then, in 1997, Dieter was convicted of raping a 16-year-old in his clinic. He received a two-year suspended sentence in addition to his license being revoked. But a couple of years later, Dieter moved around and worked in several clinics by providing a photocopy of his license as proof. Andre didn't give up, even hiring private detectives to find out what Dieter was up to. He said, “All my friends and family, including my father, told me to quit it at this point. They said, ‘You're not going to achieve anything.' But I'm a Slav, you see, and the Slavs are very emotional. I cried all the time when I thought about Kalinka. It was a question for me of moral duty. That was the most important thing: to get the truth.”   While Dieter received a 26-month prison sentence, he was released early, and Andre learned he was back to work yet again. Andre then resolved to bring Dieter to France in any way possible. He was in Bregenz, Austria, hoping to look for more information about Dieter in Scheidegg, Germany. Andre talked about kidnapping Dieter and eventually heard from Anton Krasniqi, who agreed to help him. In October 2009, Dieter was taken from his house by Anton and two other accomplices and left outside a building in Mulhouse, France, paving the way for Dieter's trial. While Dieter's pattern of drugging and raping women came to light, he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. As for Andre, he admitted to knowing about the kidnapping plot but insisted he wasn't involved in the actual act. In June 2014, he was found guilty of ordering the kidnap and received a one-year suspended sentence. In the end, Andre was happy with the result. He believed that he had kept his promise to Kalinka about giving her justice. Regarding why Dieter would kill Kalinka, Andre said, “Kalinka had asked to move back to Toulouse, and to no longer stay with Krombach. She was about to escape from him: That could have been a motive. But one will never know. One can never know.” Andre quit his full-time job in 1999 to dedicate himself to bringing Dieter to justice. Through it all, he was supported by his partner (also called Danièle) for several years. Now in his 80s, Andre seems to live in Toulouse, France, and enjoying some much-needed time off.   This one is a DOOZY!    Drąsius Kedys was born on September 4, 1972, in Garliava, Lithuania. He and his former girlfriend Laimutė Stankūnaitė had a daughter in February 2004. Stankūnaitė was underage when she gave birth to Kedys' daughter. The couple split in 2006, and the parents got embroiled in a bitter custody battle. His former girlfriend, with the help of Andrius Ūsas, a politician and advisor to the former Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Muntianas, obtained custody in November 2006. Kedys had visitation rights every other weekend, But later Stankunaite gave up her custody rights, giving them to the father. On November 29, 2008, Kedys submitted a formal complaint to the police, claiming Ūsas paid Stankūnaitė to sexually molest his daughter. In December 2008, Kedys obtained full custody of his daughter with no visitation rights for Stankūnaitė. The courts repeatedly confirmed that Stankūnaitė had no case to answer, thus dismissing Kedys' allegations against his former girlfriend as unsubstantiated. Nevertheless, the pre-trial investigation against Ūsas continued. In February 2009, Kedys further pressed accusations against Violeta Naruševičienė, Stankūnaitė's sister, claiming the former had participated in allowing men to molest her 4-year-old daughter. Finally, in July 2009, Kedys accused Jonas Furmanavičius, a district judge, and an individual known as Aidas of partaking in the molestation. All those people (except for Aidas) professed their innocence and accused Kedys of slander, criminal libel, and death threats. Kedys was frustrated with the apparent lack of progress in official investigations and convinced that the case was being deliberately stonewalled. So, he sent out 200 DVDs to Lithuanian politicians, media outlets, and law-enforcement agencies, featuring homemade video footage of his daughter's explicit testimony against three “uncles.” In addition, he promised to send the subtitled version to Members of the European Parliament. However, many sources criticized Kedys, who acted as the cameraman, for asking his daughter leading questions and heavily editing the film (it contained 50 segments filmed across nine occasions). On October 5, 2009, Furmanavičius and Naruševičienė were shot dead in Kaunas. Kedys became the prime suspect. On the same day, a national search of Kedys was announced, soon followed by an announcement of an international investigation, as he was thought to have left the country shortly after the murders. Kedys' friends Raimundas Ivanauskas and Eglė Barauskaitė were charged with accessory to murder.  The story caused an uproar in Lithuania, with much of the public siding with Kedys. In the public mind, the case was seen as a father's futile attempts to pursue justice and protect his daughter and being driven to desperate measures by anger at the injustice. Others questioned whether the killings were actually commissioned by Kedys himself. On April 17, 2010, at 6:49 a.m., after six months of a police search, a man fishing found Drąsius Kedys' body near Kaunas Reservoir. An autopsy concluded he had died between the evening of April 15 and the morning of the 16th. According to the official report, the cause of death was “choking on vomit” while being heavily intoxicated. However, his relatives were convinced that Kedys was murdered, pointing out wounds on his body. Kedys' relatives demanded a second opinion from independent experts. Finally, in April 2011, a report was received from the Swedish National Forensic Service confirming Kedys had died from alcohol and drug poisoning and that he choked on the contents of his own stomach. The Swedish report differed from the Lithuanian experts in determining “the injuries on the body appeared before his death” and that the “possibility of drowning is not excluded.” On April 24, Kedys was buried in Jonučiai cemetery. According to media reports, 6-10,000 people from across the country attended the ceremony. Ūsas, the main suspect in the pedophilia case, was officially charged with the sexual molestation of a minor. However, he was found drowned in a swamp in June 2010. The death was ruled an accident. Nevertheless, the court case against Ūsas continued, and the court found him innocent in November 2012.   Mirriam Rodriguez   Miriam's 20-year-old daughter mysteriously disappeared in 2012. Her daughter had been kidnapped and subsequently murdered, and several men were perpetrators of the crime. Dissatisfied with the Mexican justice system, Miriam decided to take matters into her own hands. To fool authorities and her daughter's kidnappers, Miriam changed her appearance as best she could and used fake identification to make it more difficult to trace her.  One of Miriam's first “victims” was a member of a Mexican cartel who was implicit in the kidnapping and murder of her daughter. She cornered him, held him at gunpoint, and told him, “If you move, I'll shoot you.” But she was just getting started. She eventually tracked down her daughter's killers one by one all across the country. But unfortunately, her vigilantism led to her ultimate downfall when multiple gunmen managed to kill her outside her home.  Becoming a vigilante against organized criminals is a considerable risk, but it was one that Miriam was willing to take to seek justice for her daughter.   Speaking of people standing up against gangs…   El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha gang is better known as MS-13. Formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s, many members were deported for vicious crimes. However, several of them continued their criminal activity back home. The gang terrorized a nation plagued by a high poverty rate and a virtually helpless police force — until real-life vigilantes stepped up to help. Spanish for “Black Shadow,” Sombra Negra was first formed around the early 1990s due to El Salvador's authorities being glaringly overpowered by MS-13. Frustrated by the situation, Sombra Negra started targeting gang members for execution — especially MS-13 members. Sombra Negra members come dressed in black with bandanas over their faces. They patrol the streets in unlicensed vehicles and with tinted windows. And one of their primary missions is to capture MS-13 members — and make them “disappear.” As Sombra Negra has grown more powerful over the years, so have the legends of their brutal retribution against the gang members.   From sexual torture to dismemberment, the paramilitary group of vigilantes became more of a death squad than a traditional band of crimefighters. In El Salvador, it seemed that only extreme measures would stop MS-13. “Most of the victims were blindfolded, their hands or thumbs tied behind their backs, and they had received tiros de gracia (a coup de grâce), shots to the base of the skull at close range by weapons such as assault rifles and machine guns,” a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services report said.  From home invasions to sudden killings in the streets, Sombra Negra carries out its mission ruthlessly and describes it as a “social cleansing.” And some authorities are grateful. Even El Salvador's head of National Assembly Guillermo Gallegos has admitted: “Morally I support this type of expression because people are tired of the way of delinquency.” In the end, it's worth noting that many people have mixed feelings about real-life vigilantes. While they may sympathize with their motives in some cases, they may also find some of their choices reckless or unnecessarily dangerous. But there's no question that these vigilantes have left a massive impression on the world — for better or worse.   And there's another set of gang-fighting vigilantes…   Pablo Escobar needs little, if any, introduction. One of the most infamous drug lords in modern history, the Colombian kingpin ran a colossal cocaine empire that saw thousands of people killed. Yet, with corrupt authority figures in his pocket, Escobar's reign appeared resolute — until it wasn't. In the early 1990s, Escobar had two rival cartel members murdered when they visited him in an opulent prison (which he had built for himself). Fidel Castano, the other cartel's boss, was none too pleased. And so he helped form Los Pepes. Short for “Perseguidos por Pablos Escobar,” the paramilitary group welcomed “People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar.” Escobar was marked after he walked out of his prison in July 1992. At this point, even the U.S. government and CIA were aiding Los Pepes in their quest to find the kingpin. But unfortunately, Los Pepes also engaged in bloody bombings against Escobar that killed and injured civilians.   Some of these nearly killed their target, including a car bomb that injured Escobar's daughter. For more than a year, Los Pepes ruthlessly attacked anyone in Escobar's circle — from friends and relatives to public supporters and officials. Finally, it was in 1993 when they closed in on the man himself. After Los Pepes forced Escobar into hiding, Colombian intelligence intercepted a phone call from Escobar to his son. Now confident of his whereabouts, Colombian police and military forces headed for Escobar's newfound hiding place in the neighborhood of Los Olivos — ready for retribution after years of brutal violence in the country.  Whether Los Pepes members played an active role in killing him remains hotly contested, but one thing is sure: Without their vigilant quest to find Escobar, he would likely lead many more to their deaths. Ultimately, he was chased across rooftops and gunned down while on the run.   And lastly, what happens when an ENTIRE TOWN decides a lousy guy needs to die? It didn't take long for Ken McElroy to become the resident “bully” of Skidmore, Missouri. And considering his crimes, the “bully” label was putting things lightly. For years after he dropped out of school, he was accused of everything from theft and arson to child molestation and statutory rape. But despite being indicted 21 times, he dodged convictions at every turn. After McElroy raped a 12-year-old girl, he divorced his wife and married the child when she was 14 to avoid a statutory rape charge. When her parents objected, he shot their dog and burned down their house. And after he shot a farmer in 1976, he somehow produced two witnesses who claimed that McElroy was nowhere near the scene of the crime that day. Ken McElroy was a true terror for Skidmore residents, who wanted him removed immediately. McElroy's downfall was a long time coming, but it truly fell into motion in 1980 after he shot the town's elderly grocer in the neck. Though McElroy was charged with attempted murder and eventually convicted, he appealed the case and was released on bond.   Soon afterward, it seemed the entire town was present at a gathering on July 10, 1981, to discuss Ken McElroy. Though exactly what they said is unclear, there's no question that they decided McElroy had to go. Residents heard that McElroy had gone to the D&G Tavern for a drink. In a prime example of real-life vigilantes in action, the community walked to the bar to confront him. And with no warning, someone began shooting. Some accounts describe up to 50 vigilantes involved in the onslaught. In the end, McElroy was shot multiple times and struck by at least two firearms. He succumbed to the wounds in his truck. No one called an ambulance — or agreed to testify against another person in court. To this day, no one has ever been charged with his death.   Top 10 Vigilante Films https://screenrant.com/best-vigilante-films/

Hyeland Soccer Podcast
046 - Ready for UECL! Pyunik begin their European journey, Spertsyan on FIRE, News & More!

Hyeland Soccer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 68:00


Pyunik begin their European journey this week as they represent Armenia away to Swiss giants FC Basel. Pyunik will also face Tigran Barseghyan's Slovan Bratislava and Lithuanian side Zalgiris! Eduard Seprtsyan is the best player in Russia, and maybe even the continent right now. Zhirayr Shaghoyan is making the APL his own house and Armenians are taking over. Lots of news, lots of European action to cover! Socials: @footballkentron --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Forgotten Darkness
105 - Martin Wilkes and the Polish Church War

Forgotten Darkness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 35:35


In 1889, tensions between the Polish and Lithuanian congregants of St. Mary's in Plymouth, PA were fanned to a fever pitch by a violent troublemaker, a Polish man named Martin Wilkes. Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDarkness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agable_fd/ Forgotten Darkness Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1NsgqAha9Z3bMhBxg8FuM2tRLqwjH5-_F&usp=sharing Part of the Straight Up Strange Network: https://www.straightupstrange.com/ Opening music from https://filmmusic.io. "Dark Child" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com). License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing music by Soma.   SOURCES Plymouth Weekly Star, March 22, 1888. Plymouth Weekly Star, April 26, 1888. Plymouth Weekly Star, May 3, 1888. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, April 5, 1886. Wilkes-Barre Union Leader, November 22, 1889. Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, March 5, 1890. Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, May 8, 1890. Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, March 25, 1892. “A Plymouth Riot.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, October 27, 1889. “And Yet There is No Peace.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, February 14, 1890. “Another Riot.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 21, 1890. “Burial Refused.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 28, 1890. “Court Proceedings.” Wilkes-Barre Record, June 19, 1891. “District Attorney Lenahan Makes a Point.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 27, 1886. “Graves Invaded.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 23, 1890. “Guns in the Parsonage.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday Leader, October 27, 1889. “Holding the Fort.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, October 27, 1889. “How Wilkes Gets Even.” Wilkes Barre Dollar Weekly News, March 1, 1890. “In Common Pleas Court.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, “Law Defying Poles.” Wilkes-Barre Record, January 21, 1890. “License Decisions.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, February 24, 1890. “Martin Wilkes Acquitted.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, June 22, 1891, “Martin Wilkes Convicted.” Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, March 5, 1888. “Martin Wilkes Leaves.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, March 27, 1892. “Martin Wilkes on Trial.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, June 19, 1891. “Martin Wilkes Wins One Case.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, April 30, 1890. “More Trouble Imminent.” Wilkes-Barre Union Leader, November 1, 1889. “Plymouth.” Wilkes-Barre Record, August 31, 1889. “Plymouth.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, January 20, 1890. “Plymouth.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, June 24, 1891. “Plymouth – Martin Wilkes Sat Upon.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, February 11, 1890. “Plymouth – Martin Wilkes' Latest Movement.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, February 12, 1890. “Plymouth Polanders.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, April 6, 1890. “Plymouth Tidings.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday Leader, February 23, 1890. “Polish Church Troubles.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, February 8, 1891. “Rioting Poles.” Hazelton Plain Speaker, January 22, 1890. “Sad Saloonmen.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, March 1, 1892. “Sentenced Monday Morning.” Wilkes-Barre Union Leader, March 16, 1888. “Sentences Imposed.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, March 13, 1888. “Some Resolutions.” Wilkes Barre Sunday News, January 5, 1890. “Sterner Measures Needed.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 24, 1890. “Still Hold the Fort.” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 24, 1889. “The Martin Wilkes Faction Making Trouble in the Church Again.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, January 27, 1891. “The Plymouth Injunction Case.” Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1890. “The Poles Defiant.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, October 29, 1889. “The Poles Surrender.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, October 23, 1889. “The Priest Got a Gun.” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 21, 1890. “The Priests Arrested.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, November 2, 1889. “The Wilkes Faction Again.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, June 19, 1891. “They Still Hold the Fort.” Wilkes-Barre Union Leader, October 25, 1889. “Two Plymouth Assault Cases.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, October 23, 1885. “Wilkes Convicted.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, April 27, 1890. “Wilkes in Jail.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 22, 1890. “Wilkes in the Toils.” Wilkes-Barre News Leader, January 24, 1890. “Wilkes on Trial.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, April 26, 1890. “Wilkes Sentenced.” Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, May 14, 1890. “Wilkes Still Holds the Keys.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday News, April 6, 1890. “Would Not Allow Burial.” Wilkes-Barre Sunday Leader, January 19, 1890. “Work of Polish Hyenas.” Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, January 23, 1890. U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 - Ancestry.com Plymouth, Pennsylvania - History of Plymouth (1753-1972) - Years of Industrial Growth (1861-1900) - Martin Wilkes and The Polish-Lithuanian Church War | Martin Wilkes Polish-Lithuanian Church War (liquisearch.com) History - All Saints Parish - Plymouth, PA (allsaintsplymouth.com)

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology
Velinas : The God of the Dead

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 7:28


Velnias or Velinas is a god of the Latvian velis or Lithuanian vles, which which can be compared to a modern day zombie. He is a one-eyed prophet who can raise whirlwinds and lead the souls of the dead through the skies. Like the Nordic or Germanic Wodan, he is similar to the Pickollos or Patollos from the Old Prussian and Lithuanian traditions.Velnias was the assistant of the gods but his legend contains more than that. In the earliest layer of Baltic mythology, Velnias was seen as one of the cosmological creator beings and as one of the creators of the material world. His connection to death and reincarnation dates back to prehistoric times and Baltic ancestral worship.Velnias could appear in various forms, and in most Baltic folk tales, shape sifting is a common element. He was associated with reptiles, birds, and animals. He could also take the form of people from different professions and ages.In folk tales, Velnias was described as a physically attractive man who seeks the love of women and sometimes even married them. Stories about Velnias and his relationship with women were very much disapproved by Christians which later on increased his questionable reputation.In folklore, Velnias is regarded as a creature that's capable of being both clever and stupid. Most commonly, it's described as an anthropomorphic creature that features a tail, horns, and a pair of hooved feet. However, since the devil in Christian beliefs was also depicted in this form, it's hard to tell the difference between the real and post-Christian version. Velnias is said to live in various locations, such as barns, ponds, caves, and marshlands. In folk tales, he is associated with stones, and he carries it in an attempt to throw it into a church.Read more at https://mythlok.com/velinas/

Stories From The Eastern West

In the very last episode of Stories of The Eastern West as you knew it, we're taking you to Estonia, 1989. A group of people there made 2 million others hold hands and create a human chain of unprecedented size and significance. The Baltic countries had a truly turbulent 20th century. They went from regaining their independence to losing it to the USSR and becoming subject to a ruthless policy of Russification. Unsurprisingly, they needed something big to jump on the bandwagon of the 1989 peaceful revolutions that liberated several countries from the USSR's influence.  What they came up with was a human chain linking Tallinn with Riga and Vilnius. This huge event is something hard to wrap one's head around nowadays when we think about the scanty means of communication the organisers had.  Our producer Wojciech went to Estonia and got a chance to talk to several people who co-organised or participated in the event. How was it at all possible? Why wasn't it thwarted by the communist regime? How do people remember such a defining moment in their lives over 30 years later? Further listening KAIE / our episode from our mini-series The Final Curtain about ‘The Singing Revolution' that Adam mentions in the show Further reading The Longest Unbroken Human Chain In History / an article on estonianworld.com All the human chains in one place / an article on wikipedia.org Further watching The Inimitable Baltic Way / a Lithuanian documentary Thanks Ivi Gubinska, Reet Villig, Eve Sildnik, Andres Tarand and Lukas Hioo for taking the time to discuss this incredible event with us. Keiu Telve and Maia-Liisa Anton for connecting us with Baltic Way participants and their thoughtful discussions about the meaning of the event.  Credits Written & produced by Wojciech OleksiakEdited by Adam Zulawski & Nitzan ReisnerHosted by Nitzan Reisner & Adam ZulawskiScoring & sound design by Wojciech Oleksiak

Postpartum Production
Balancing Parenthood and Writing Roles: MM De Voe Builds Communities to Help Caregivers Stay Creative After Having Kids

Postpartum Production

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 41:42


“If you try to balance your writing career against your parenting as though it's on a scale, like, ‘I'm balancing my life like a scales of justice scale, and there's only these two things and one goes up and the other goes down'--If you try to do that, you are guaranteed to be miserable because whenever your parenting is going great, you will think that your writing is going badly. And when your writing is going great, you will feel like your parenting is going badly. And that is not how one should look at life.”~ MM De VoeJoin Kaitlin as she chats with MM De Voe, a writer of internationally acclaimed speculative literary fiction and poetry. Born to a traditional Lithuanian family of six in College Station, Texas, M as her writer friends call her, was raised Catholic and bilingual by an organic chemistry researcher and a Montessori directress. She's the founder of the literary nonprofit, https://www.penparentis.org/ (Pen Parentis), and the author of the fun instructional memoir Book and Baby, which won first place in writing publishing at the 2021 indie awards. She lives in Manhattan, where as she puts it, she spends her days reveling in irony. M is deeply passionate about the subject matter of the intersection of parenting and writing, and naturally, this podcast conversation seeks to shine a light on the origin of this passion. MM and Kaitlin talk about: How M juggled her writing with caregiving when her children were much younger, and how this fuelled the birth of https://www.penparentis.org/ (Pen Parentis). Several insightful tips and pieces of advice that M has for parents who are writers. What M refers to as the Mobile Model; a healthier and more balanced way of viewing the different roles we juggle as creatives, members of society, wives, children and caregivers. Cultivating the art of being fully present with our children in order to offer them the best quality of our time, as opposed to stewing in the guilt of not being able to offer them the larger amounts of time we unconsciously deem good enough. The Pen Parentis community and how it supports writing parents, whatever phase of life or expertise they may be in. https://www.postpartumproduction.com/episodes/09 (Click here) for the full episode show notes. As an aside, you might hear Kaitlin's daughter playing in the background during this episode. As Kaitlin mentioned earlier, she was literally doing what MM De Voe discusses in her book. This episode was recorded right after school was on break and Kaitlin's 6 year old daughter, C, was in the room; she contributed a little bit to the conversation as you'll hear. Be sure to stay to the end of the episode for her take on timers. How about you? What do you think about timers for creative work? Let us know by sending an email to hello@postpartumproduction.com

what's on tap podcast
Stormgatan - Genys Tattoo Lager - Hyllie 212 - ep463

what's on tap podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 10:43


We get out of the house and make it to Stormgatan. It's a great taproom for Hyllie Brewery. We were excited to finally feature the location on the show. They a bit of a tap takeover going and lots of guest beers on tap. We were able to try Lithuanian brewery Genys Organic Tattoo Lager. IT's a light, crisp very crushable lager to enjoy over and over again. We can't go to Hyllie's taproom without having at least one Hyllie Brewing beer to review. Hyllie 212 is an American pale ale that hits the spot on a warm summe day.

Babbel Nachrichten (EN)
S1E17 - Earthquakes, Thrills and a Failed Heist

Babbel Nachrichten (EN)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 7:24


The aftermath of an earthquake, a thrilling tourist attraction and a failed robbery...Filipinos are still shaken by the recent earthquake, the Lithuanian capital invites thrill-seeking tourists, and armed robbers leave empty-handed in Germany.If you'd like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3dv72fz

Headline News
China sanctions Lithuanian official on visit to Taiwan region

Headline News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 4:45


The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced sanctions against the Lithuanian Transport and Communications Deputy Minister due to her visit to the Taiwan region.

Headline News
China denounces Lithuanian officials' visit to Taiwan region

Headline News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 4:45


China has condemned a Lithuanian delegation's visit to the Taiwan region, saying it violated the one-China principle and the joint communiques on the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Cybercrime Magazine Podcast
Who's Hacked. Lithuanian Websites. Steve Morgan, Cybercrime Magazine.

Cybercrime Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 2:54


The Cybercrime Magazine Podcast brings you our daily alert, which provides boardroom and C-suite executives, CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, IT executives and cybersecurity professionals with a breaking news story we're following. If there's a cyberattack, hack, or data breach you should know about, then we're on it. Airs every day on WCYB and our podcast. For more on the latest cyberattacks, hacks, and breaches, visit https://cybercrimewire.com

Sex And Violence With Rebel Girl
Ep.107 Jasmine Jasduvicius

Sex And Violence With Rebel Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 75:42 Transcription Available


This week on  Sex & Violence with Rebel Girl, we talk to a Canadian Mixed Martial Artist who currently fights in the flyweight division of the UFC.Jasmine Jasudavicius was born in ST. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.  She's 33 years old & of Lithuanian decent. A promising contender in the octagon, she became a professional in 2017.She secured her UFC contract In Dana White's Contender Series then went on to win her UFC debut & now holds a 7-2 record. We talk about: 

The Ultimate Coach Podcast
How a 7 year old Boy called AJ is Changing the World - Simona B

The Ultimate Coach Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 44:09 Transcription Available


The Lithuanian creator of Love Simona shares the profoundness taking action has had on her life and that of her children. About the Guest: Simona's self description Me on the paper: 13056 days old Structural engineer owned by Lithuania.  Me: Spiritual being with the mission on this Planet Earth to help other Beings to discover their TRUE potential and to create whatever they desire to create.  If You ever watched talent show, You probably seen some singers, who go on the stage, sing better than professional singers and they never saw a singing teacher..  “So You never learned singing?” – Judges ask.  “Hmm, no…” – singer replies.  “That was the best audition I have seen in the last 10 years!” – Judges say..  So Yes, I am that “singer”, just in the Coaching Realm..   I was born to be the one, it's in my blood, and I LOOOOVE IT!!!    When You will decide that IT IS TIME to listen for my “songs”, I will be here for You.  Connect with her at Simona@icareaboutyou.co.uk  About the Host: Laban Ditchburn, known affectionately as the World's Best Courage Coach, mentors people on how to take bold, massive, and strategically courageous actions to facilitate miraculous outcomes. Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Co-Creator of “World's Best Mastermind” http://www.labanditchburn.com/ (www.LabanDitchburn.com)

Sixteen:Nine
PJ Thelen, RoveIQ

Sixteen:Nine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 36:01


The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT When PJ Thelen talks about the company's software and hardware, he focuses almost entirely on the experiences they enable and deliver, as opposed to the features and specs of the technology. It's refreshing, because a lot of the conversation and marketing around outdoor displays for directories, wayfinding and advertising has been - at least in recent years - about how they were more than just screens, but smart city devices that did a variety of things, including WiFi connectivity and IoT sensors. Thelen went so far as rebranding the company he now runs from smartLINK to RoveIQ - getting away from the heavily-used smart moniker and emphasizing how Rove speaks to enabling people to navigate a space with intelligent - the IQ bit - guidance. The company has a CMS, sophisticated mapping, an ad server and analytics capabilities all designed to help people find their way around big places. The early adopters have been commercial properties - like mixed-use lifestyle developments. In many to most cases, those are wayfinding directories with mapping, supported by advertising. But Thelen sees a lot of possibilities working with large-footprint healthcare, helping people find their way around sprawling medical campuses. There would be physical screens providing guidance, but in his vision, RoveIQ guides people from the time they park in a hospital garage all the way to a specific building, floor and waiting room. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Peter, thank you for joining me. Can you tell me what RoveIQ is all about?  Peter (PJ) Thelen: RoveIQ really emphasizes smart kiosks and wayfinding software solutions.  We just rebranded our organization from smartLINK to RoveIQ and Dave, a big reason for that was we wanted to make sure our new name is better aligned with the solutions that we bring to market and the value that we provide for both our customers and partners. Now the word Rove, it's the whole idea of wandering, discovering, et cetera but the IQ element is to do it in an intelligent fashion. So you have a very efficient and enjoyable experience. So if somebody listening to this is trying to visualize what you do, the visual that would immediately spring to mind would be a display totem outside in a public plaza or something like that with directory or mapping, correct?  Peter Thelen: Yeah, without a doubt. So I always use the analogy, Dave, to pretend that you're going to a place for the first time. You're not quite sure where you are or what is around you so you leverage the hardware and our software to understand what is available and then ultimately leveraging either the kiosk experience or the mobile experience allows you to essentially get to where you want to go leveraging a Blue Dot scenario, which obviously is our wayfinding software. Blue Dot scenario, what do you mean by that, or is that just the name of the software itself?  Peter Thelen: No, that's just the analogy I use Dave, where if you think about where you are and let's just say, hypothetically, you want to go to a restaurant, the dots correlate to the path that you need to take to go from where you are to where you ultimately want to go. The old name, smartLINK, connoted the whole idea of smart cities and that there were all kinds of companies coming up with smart city kiosks in the last decade or so, and I don't necessarily see a lot of traction for those sorts of things. Is that kind of driving this as well? What if you better focus on the whole idea of guiding people, as opposed to saying this is this station that will do all these other things to help cities become smarter?  Peter Thelen: Yeah, we took a step back. RoveIQ is a software company. It just so happens that it needs a hardware platform to promote the value that we drive on a day in and day out basis. In our minds, smart was widely used. It didn't necessarily correlate to exactly what we do today and where we're going tomorrow. From a search engine optimization perspective, it was tough just because there's so many smart this and smart that. As RoveIQ continues to grow, we're growing more and more into other verticals beyond just the smart city. So the bottom line is that we wanted a name that more appropriately aligned with who we are and what we're doing on a day in and day out basis, and it just made sense.  It was a great exercise. It was about a six month long exercise with a phenomenal local company here called Brand Fuel, and we're very happy with the results. There seem to be two kinds of threads of these kinds of outdoor street furniture displays. There are those shopping malls and community business districts, that sort of thing put in to help people find their way around intelligently, and then there are those that are there primarily as advertising. “Oh, by the way, there's also a directory” or “there's also some sort of a lookup thing” but it exists for advertising. Do you go down one path or the other, or do you serve both?  Peter Thelen: Yeah, that's a great question, and we definitely serve both, but there is no doubt that the emphasis of our software is around creating experiences. Experiences that a visitor or a resident is wanting to have, or is not expecting, and ultimately has, which generates this great feeling.  Our software, which we consider a platform. It is a content management solution. It has the ability to be an ad server, which allows you to download and upload ads as well as schedule ads, then it has this third element around data analytics and reporting. So we feel like we have some of the best software out there. But there is no doubt at the end of the day, we're trying to promote more experiences as compared to just ads.  But a big part of the ROI from a customer perspective is that digital out-of-home ad opportunity, and post COVID that's growing significantly, which is creating great opportunities.  And ultimately, regardless of the venue and the scenario, something's gotta pay for the thing, right, so that's why advertising tends to come into play?  Peter Thelen: Yeah. We always say there's hard and soft ROI in terms of your investment in RoveIQ. The soft is the experiences that both the customer, the resident, the visitor, incurs on a per visit basis, and how do you measure that? Secondly, it is the digital out-of-home ads based on whatever DMA that property or the city resides in that correlates to how big of an opportunity that is, and then the third element, which in my mind is still fairly immature, but it's becoming more relevant and more mature each and every day is this whole idea of how do you leverage the data?  Whether it's the touch analytics, whether it's the video analytics and then the ability to potentially incorporate both WiFi and mobile, and then what do you use to do with that data to do something of value with it.  You mentioned experience, how do you define and characterize experience?  The experience can be what you see on the screen, what it looks like and everything else, or the experience can be, “that was easy. I found what I was looking for quickly, and that was a great experience” because now I can go in and experience whatever public plaza or mall or attraction that I'm at?  Peter Thelen: At the end of the day, people want to be informed, they want to be educated, they want to gain access to information in a very quick and inefficient manner, and ultimately, they want to.  We're designing our software where when you approach a kiosk and you start to interact, you can get off of it in less than 40 seconds and feel really happy about the experience and you're on your way, and you feel like you're on your way in an intelligent way. I always use the analogy, Dave, if you come to a property or a city for the first time, you're gonna be inclined to use our software. We at, RoveIQ wanna make sure every time you visit that city or that particular property, regardless if you know where you are and what is around you, because of your previous experience, you want to, once again, interact with our software, it causes you to want to come back, and if you're coming back, that means we're doing our job and adding great value to the customer, the property, etc.  So if you're doing your job, this is where repeat visitors tend to migrate to like Moss to a light. They just know, “I'll start here to help me find what I'm looking for”? Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct, and our new brand promise is this whole idea of enriching lives through intelligent software designed to move humans, then we elaborate saying both physically and emotionally, and that emotional element is probably the most important.  So where does your company start and where does it stop in terms of services and technology that you provide? Peter Thelen: So knowing that we're a software company that ultimately needs a digital display to add value and differentiate, we're providing a fully integrated solution to a customer, which obviously includes the hardware, the related installation, the software, and then the ongoing maintenance. To do all of those things, you need to wrap it in a bow from a project management perspective, and then ultimately you're bringing this data element and this advertising element as part of the overall solution as well so the customer looks at you as a one stop shop.  So we have that ability today. Now, obviously, we leverage partners where that is their core business to add the ultimate value and aspects of the overall solution. But hopefully that's transparent to the customer.  Yeah, I'm guessing that you guys would be happy as clams if you could just be a software company and not have to worry, or really even think about hardware and just provide the specs that it needs to run on this sort of thing, but as you say, people want one stop shopping, they want turnkey.  Peter Thelen: Yep, but that does bring up a good point. Before I got here in May of 2021, we were predominantly dependent on hardware. Of course, in the last 14 months we've made phenomenal strides in promoting mobile-only solutions. So if you think about something as simple as a smart city or a mixed use real estate, yes, you're walking up to a kiosk, but as you exit that kiosk, you can scan or text to phone, to basically take that exact same experience from the kiosk with you on your mobile device, you don't have to download anything, it is considered a web app and off you go. We're also offering mobile-only solutions which are cool. As we penetrate colleges and universities and healthcare, we're not dependent on that hardware. You can get the benefits of our software, just leveraging your mobile device which has been pretty exciting to see and we look at that as a high growth vertical.  So in theory, let's say on a university campus, you could walk up to a support column in a building and there'd be a QR code on there with a message that says. “Having trouble finding your way? Scan this!” and it'll launch your app and off you go?  Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct.  How do you make money off of that then?  Peter Thelen: Well, that's all our software. If you think about it, the theme you're probably hearing from me is, we're a software company, and every time we're providing value around our software, there is a fee for that subscription base , it's monthly and it's based on the opportunity.  So in a conventional setup where you are providing display hardware, you would have a play out license for that display, but with the university campus or something like that, if you're not using physical displays, you would just have some sort of a site license for the campus? Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct. Okay. That makes sense then. I'm curious about wayfinding. Mapping for big public displays has been around, I'd say at least a decade, maybe 15 years, and like everything it's evolved, and I saw on your website, one of the things you talk about is three-dimensional wayfinding.  Over the years, what has your company found in terms of what resonates with end users? Do they care about certain things like it being three-dimensional or do they just want something that's very intuitive and quick?  Peter Thelen: I've concluded it's all the above. I think users today are smarter than ever. They have a very high expectation in terms of the experience that they're aspiring to have. So they want everything. There's a lot of wayfinding solutions out there. So we always think to ourselves, what makes ours better than the next, and knowing that we emphasize experiences, how do we really promote a better experience as it pertains to that whole wayfinding experience?  So not everybody does 3D, most only do 2D. The whole idea of interactive is a big deal, and we obviously wanna promote that fairly aggressively, but the one thing that we're really emphasizing, Dave, is this idea of hyperlocal. Do we capture all elements of a property? So when an individual starts their journey, leveraging our software, it's a great experience. They very clearly know where they're going, they can visualize the surrounding environment and as they're going, there's no fear and uncertainty or doubt about where they're ultimately going to get to, because there's a high degree of confidence in that. The hyperlocal is a very important element to our solution. It could be as simple as a bench, it could be a tree, it could be the look and feel of the building. Our UI/UX team does a phenomenal job of configuring the property on a per deal basis to make sure it looks and feels just like that property actually is. So some of the areas you're in like Port Orlando in Orlando, or Miami Design District and so on, if a shopping or mixed use outdoor district like that approaches you guys and says we want to do this. What is involved? You were talking about the UX design and everything. Do they go on site or how do they put this together?  Peter Thelen: Yeah, it's a lot of different elements, which makes it fun and exciting, but ultimately it starts with a site survey, where we walk the property with the respective owners. We identify those high traffic areas. We understand the goals from the owner in terms of what they really want from this hardware and software. You have to define the advertising opportunity as part of the whole digital out-of-home. Sometimes it's a great opportunity, sometimes it's just an average opportunity and in some instances, based on the location of the property, it might not exist at all. Then the last element is this whole idea of data.  Data is becoming more valuable like I referenced earlier. Each owner wants different types of data sets that's important to them. So as part of the onboarding, we define those data elements. But as we leave that site survey, you're taking all these pieces to the puzzle and assembling them into this picture that correlates to ultimately what they want which is a combination of hardware and software that are strategically placed throughout the property. We've built out the software in terms of the configuration so the experience as you approach the digital display looks and feels just like the property.  I always use the analogy, picture your iPhone. When you open up your iPhone, you have the various apps on the first page. That's no different than what we do for a customer as part of the configuration process, and then we build out the maps. Take into consideration that hyperlocal, 3D concepts  It is the core goal and aspiration simply to ensure that people who visit a venue like Port Orlando or whatever, to just not be lost and frustrated, or is it a little more sophisticated and evolved in the case of trying to influence where they might go? Peter Thelen: I'm chuckling a little bit because it's both. If you think about the whole idea of moving people physically and emotionally, the physical aspect is the wayfinding, and that is the emphasis of our software, but we're one of the first in industries to roll out augmented reality selfie. I was at the Avalon property outside Atlanta, Georgia last week, and I sat on the property for three hours, Dave and I watched people interact with our software, and 70% of the people were leveraging the selfie and having an absolute blast with it in terms of what filter to use, how many people to incorporate into the selfie picture. I watched them scan or text to phone and I watched them walk away giggling, because they were so happy with the experience.  Okay. So this is walking in front of a totem, there's a camera, it's capturing your image in front of the camera and then you're overlaying it like mouse ears or whatever? Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct. I would say think of Snapchat filters, that's the exact experience that we're promoting, leveraging our software.  Is that all just about the experience? Like I did this at this location and it's going to brand it and say I was at Avalon, and I did this fun thing and it's cascading out to that person's followers and therefore it's helping the Avalon brand?  Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct, and then the other side of that, and I'll just use an example of coupons. Think about the whole dynamic of a property wanting to potentially push more and more of the visitors to select locations or select stores, think about the whole idea of, I'm at Avalon for the first time, where is Lululemon? I used the software to understand where Lululemon is from a wayfinding perspective, Lululemon then offers me hypothetically a 10% coupon for today's spend, I scan that QR code, I work my way to Lululemon, I obviously make my purchase, I go to the POS as part of my payment process and I get 10% off my total order. Lululemon's ecstatic that our technology drove people to their store, but the visitors were ecstatic because they got 10% off that they weren't expecting, everybody's happy. Those are the ideal scenarios. So the next time that family comes to Avalon, they're gonna be very inclined to leverage our software to understand what other coupons are out there. That's got traceability too, right?  Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct.  Yeah, and is that happening very often, people using it? Peter Thelen: The answer is yes, and it's happening more and more every day. RoveIQ has only been around since 2016, it was started by two individuals that also had another company. So you could make an argument, it really was a hobby. I came here in May of last year. We had very talented people, it just needed more direction and more leaders, and we're adding new features every single day to our software to once again, heighten the whole idea of creating more and more experiences. . Did you know much about this space when you came into it?  Peter Thelen: Yeah, I did a little, I do adapt to be dangerous, but I ran an IT solutions company for 19 years. I spent my last two years at an organization called Kroger, a rather large grocery store where I ran a division called Sunrise Technology, and that was all about leveraging technology that Kroger developed in house and realized that it worked, and the ask from me was to take that technology and sell it to the global retail world.  The emphasis of that technology was digital shelves inside a grocery store. So I took that same experience, in that case, it was a digital shelf. In our RoveIQ world, it's a digital display, but the elements of the solution were very similar: data, advertising and experiences.  I noticed in the press release announcing the name change that you also made a reference to healthcare software that was coming and I thought that's interesting, so what was that all about and is it now live?  Peter Thelen: I've had so much fun with the team and healthcare customers working on this new concept and it's going great. The premise is fairly simple. If you think about the average experience today, where you have to go to a healthcare facility tomorrow, and these healthcare facilities continue to get bigger and bigger, which from a patient perspective, creates a lot of apprehension and anxiety around, where do I park, what entrance do I go in, and how do I ultimately get to the department that I'm needing to go to?  So leveraging our legacy software, we have made tweaks where we are now integrating into their Epic and/or Cerner, where essentially a patient gets a text the day of their visit and that text takes them from their current location to the correct parking garage via car, then transfers to foot from the parking garage to the correct entrance, and then continues from the front entrance to the actual department. All leveraging a mobile device and obviously our software on that mobile device, and needless to say, it's addressing a rather large problem in healthcare that we believe with confidence we can solve and we're pretty excited about it.  Now, where does it stand? We're in pilots as we sit here today, which means we're learning every single day with a set of customers, and needless to say, our goal is to go live with many customers as we enter 2023.  That's an interesting one because an awful lot of big healthcare complexes started off as one building and ended up being eighteen buildings and they're all joined together and it's confusing as hell to find your way around, and I can certainly respect the idea of something that can say: go out this door, go down this hallway, go up three levels, then turn right and left, and eventually you're gonna find your way there because without it, you might have to leave super early because you know you're gonna get lost.  Peter Thelen: Completely agree, and if you think about the idea of hyperlocal and our legacy software with these enhancements, we can promote this unbelievable experience where you always feel like you know where you're going and where you need to go to ultimately reach your destination. And from a customer experience perspective, these healthcare entities that we're working with today, that's one of their big issues.  People need to feel good about where they need to go and how to go about getting there.  Do you address language as well? Peter Thelen: The answer is yes. Now our current pilots, they have not asked for that, Dave, but the bottom line is, our software has that capability.  Yeah. I asked because years ago I had a meeting with a hospital in Toronto and it was in a very multicultural area of Toronto, and they had a roster of staff and volunteers who just handled all the different languages that came to the reception desk, asking where the Pediatric Clinic was or whatever, and they would have to call people and say, we need somebody who speaks Lithuanian or Tagalog or whatever it may be, and it was this monumental challenge.  I suggested at the time that you might wanna look at some sort of interactive directory that you select your language first, and then it takes you where you need to go that way, and they said that's interesting, but they wanted to just do the wow factor, I can't do stuff in their public areas instead, and they're like, oh, okay, that's not gonna solve any problems, but fill your boots.  Peter Thelen: Yeah, the bottom line is you wanna make sure you have software that can cover the population. The healthcare entities we're working with are defining that population. Needless to say, we're making sure our software can perform, and since it's our own proprietary software, the sky's the limit in terms of the capability and potential.  Yeah, I could certainly see what you're describing is working well on university campuses as well, particularly for night courses and part-time students who aren't familiar with where they're going and really the same thing in airports. Peter Thelen: The airports for us, Dave, have been a tough market. It's so competitive, there's a fair amount of rather large players. Don't get me wrong, we focus on airports, but that's not necessarily where we have generated the most success today. Airports are also pretty conditioned to media companies coming in and saying, we'll put this in for free.  Peter Thelen: That's a hundred percent correct. I can play that game all day, every day. I can play, it's just a matter of, can I compete?  Yeah, you're not gonna win too often when the other guy's saying, we'll put it in free for you. Peter Thelen: You know that's the dynamic we deal with every day on a per deal basis. Based on the perceived digital out-of-home advertising opportunity, that can create a free experience or that unfortunately you have to pay for, it has to generate the corresponding value. So those are the discussions we have.  I'm guessing the majority of the opportunities that you run into and close are in some way bolstered by advertising, and there aren't that many that are purely just an informational display? Peter Thelen: It's interesting, we've had a phenomenal 2022 and the characteristics of each deal really are so different, especially as it pertains to advertising, and there is no doubt when advertising can generate that ROI on its own, it makes it a very easy decision for a customer. But when that's not the case, then it correlates to what are the other value elements and is that important to our property? And we're seeing that increase more and more, which has been exciting, because obviously that's creating great opportunities for us.  But there's no doubt, advertising is a big play here and at the end of the day, we're trying to do everything within our means to bring the best solution forward around advertising to optimize that ROI from a customer perspective. You mentioned programmatic in your press release. So are you working with the many programmatic companies out there? I don't even wanna rattle 'em all off, cuz there's so many and I'm so confused by it.  Peter Thelen: Yeah. So our software, because it's this platform and has this ad server capability, it integrates into programmatic partners, and we're constantly looking at the appropriate programmatic partners and then obviously incorporating those into our solution.  So yeah, that's a big opportunity. This whole idea of unused inventory, how can it be sold in an automated fashion? These programmatic partners make it very easy to fill a high volume, usually obviously lower revenue elements, but still important from a customer perspective.  The company itself, is it private or are you publicly traded?  Peter Thelen: No, it's private. It resides here in Northern Kentucky, right outside Cincinnati, Ohio. The emphasis today is within the United States, although we're always looking at growth outside of the US, but it's a fairly small company, but it's doing some really exciting and fun things. How many folks do you have working there?  Peter Thelen: So we have 12 people today. I'm trying to grow that by an incremental three between now and year end. We have about 25-30 unique customers across five verticals: smart cities, mixed use real estate or lifestyle centers, we call it entertainment, but the emphasis really there is sports arenas, and then college universities, like we talked about earlier and healthcare. We're heavily focused on five verticals.  All right. So if people wanna know more about RoveIQ, where do they find you?  Peter Thelen: Our new website is RoveIQ.com, which in the last three weeks has gotten a lot of attention, which is pretty exciting. But they can also email me, which is pretty simple: pj@RoveIQ.com, and you have my commitment that I'll respond and give it the appropriate attention.  All right this was great. Congratulations on growing the company the way you have. Peter Thelen:. Dave, I really appreciate your time. I appreciate your support. You do great work and thanks for giving RoveIQ an opportunity to talk about what we do on a day in day out basis.

Smith and Sniff
Painting cars is hard

Smith and Sniff

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 65:33 Very Popular


Jonny and Richard make another feeble attempt to read out listeners' messages. Topics covered include John Michael Jar, Kick by INXS in a convertible, the lost art of chatting about hifi separates, a crazy valve amp stereo for your car, news of the Lithuanian car scene, vehicles that have been demoted to roadside signs, the best 1500 quid family car, the delights of the K11 Micra, spark plug skinflints, not enjoying breaking down, reviving the economy by being bad at DIY, the disappearance of people called Sandy, glam mums of the '80s, inconsistencies in cars, and things in other people's houses that seemed terribly exotic when you were a kid. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Radio Atlas
I Remember His Look

Radio Atlas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:22


Two lives intersect at a country’s edge. By Sigita Vegytė for LRT (2021) In the summer of 2021, dozens, and later hundreds, of people started illegally crossing the Lithuanian border from Belarus every day. As a result, Lithuania reinforced its border protection, building a metal fence and a barbed-wire barrier and assigning troops to help … Continue reading "I Remember His Look"

Radio Prague - English
Czechia in 30 minutes (July 8, 2022)

Radio Prague - English

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 26:44


News; Lithuanian sci-fi, Israeli drama among contenders at Karlovy Vary; Czech hitchhiking championships gets underway, Czechoslovak women in World War II

The Castle Report
Slouching Toward World War III

The Castle Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 14:43


Darrell Castle talks about how the world, prodded along by the most powerful, seems to be moving inevitably toward a superpower war. Transcription / Notes SLOUCHING TOWARD WORLD WAR lll Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today's Castle Report. This is Friday the 1st day of July in the year of our Lord 2022, and I will be talking about how the world, prodded along by the most powerful, seems to be moving inevitably toward a superpower war. This war, when it begins in earnest will be fought between the most powerful nuclear armed countries that have existed in all of history. I have talked in the past about how the world is dividing into armed camps of nations as both sides scramble last minute to find allies to bolster their teams. The war is mostly cold right now as it is being waged economically, but ominous clouds have appeared over the cold war that tell me it could go hot at any moment. Not much appears to be happening from either side to reverse this road to World War lll. What makes any of the world's leaders think this coming war will not go nuclear, I don't know. Do they really think that a nation with thousands of nuclear missiles will lose a war or allow itself to suffer defeat with those missiles still in their silos? Apparently, they do think so, or at least I hope they think so, because the alternative is even more terrifying. How do world wars begin? We know for certain because we have two examples to choose from. They begin one step at a time, one provocation at a time, one insult at a time, until finally the camel's back is broken and it's too late. The economic sanctions against Russia have not worked as well as had been hoped so new kinds of sanctions have to be found to ratchet up the pressure. When sanctions fail to accomplish the desired result then escalation is the natural response. Recently the small, but NATO and EU member state, Lithuania blocked all the items sanctioned by the EU from being transported from Russia, through the safe passage zone in Lithuania, to the Russian conclave of Kaliningrad. That was a provocation the Russians say they are not willing to live with and Russian language was strong enough to cause the EU, but mostly France and Germany, to tell Lithuania to back off. Apparently though, the Lithuanians have given them all the middle finger on that order for now. The world waits for a country of 2.5 million people to plunge it into nuclear war. It is understandable on the part of the Lithuanians because they suffered for decades under Soviet Communism with its concrete building blocks and its lines to get potatoes etc. They don't want to go back and who could blame them, but now they have Article 5 of the NATO charter which would permit or even require NATO to respond to a Russian attack so perhaps they are confidant enough to be reckless. The Russians responded first with strong diplomatic language, but recently they announced that they would put nuclear weapons into Belarus on the border of Lithuania and Poland. That was a pretty clear indication of the intent to use those weapons if Russian survival was at issue. Russia has also begun cyber-attacks against Lithuania. Putin, in his speech at the Russian Economic Summit in St. Petersburg, spoke as if Russia and Belarus were the same country and in fact, they are. Russian speakers, diplomats, etc. have started referring to Russia as “The Union.” These are all ominous signs, and no one seems interested in turning down the rhetoric. This past week there were two meetings on the Western side of the world and one on the Eastern side. The G-7 nations consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—plus the European Union. They met in Germany for discussions on Ukraine, but much of the talk centered on inflation and energy prices. The decision was made not to sanction Russian energy any further as the Europeans are probably worried about winter and empty gas lines.

Front Row
All Our Yesterdays, Sun & Sea, Laura Veirs

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:24


Best-selling novelist Lawrence Norfolk and award-winning writer Joanna Walsh review a new edition of All Our Yesterdays, a novel by the acclaimed post-war Italian novelist Natalia Ginzburg with a new introduction by author Sally Rooney. Lawrence and Joanna also review Sun & Sea, a Lithuanian opera performance about climate change staged on an artificial beach which the audience view from above, which won the is part of LIFT, London's biennial international theatre festival. Sun & Sea was Lithuania's national entry for the 2019 Venice Biennale, where it received the festival's top award, the Golden Lion. From riot grrl to musical stateswoman, singer songwriter Laura Veirs talks about her new album and playing her father's guitar. She performs live in the studio. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Eliane Glaser

China Global
Lithuania: How Beijing Deals with Small States via Economic Pressure

China Global

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 32:43


Lithuania-China relations is an interesting case study for how Beijing deals with small states and how it applies economic pressure on target countries to change policies that it views as damaging to Chinese interests. Tensions in Lithuania-China relations arise from numerous sources, including the decision by Vilnius to withdraw from the 17+1 mechanism between China and Central and Eastern European countries and its agreement to allow Taiwan to establish a representative office in Vilnius under the name Taiwanese Representative Office. In today's episode of China Global, Bonnie Glaser speaks with Ambassador Diana Mickevičienė to discuss the drivers of the Lithuania-China friction as well as the circumstances surrounding her departure from China. Ambassador Mickevičienė currently serves as the Lithuanian ambassador to China, operating in exile from Vilnius.

The CyberWire
Notes from the cyber phases of the hybrid war against Ukraine. Conti retires its brand, and LockBit 2.0 is now tops in ransomware. Extortion skips the encryption. Cyber exercise in the financial sector.

The CyberWire

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 25:15 Very Popular


Lithuania sustains a major DDoS attack. Lessons from NotPetya. Conti's brand appears to have gone into hiding. Online extortion now tends to skip the ransomware proper. Josh Ray from Accenture on how social engineering is evolving for underground threat actors. Rick Howard looks at Chaos Engineering. US financial institutions conduct a coordinated cybersecurity exercise. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/11/122 Selected reading. Russia's Killnet hacker group says it attacked Lithuania (Reuters) The hacker group KillNet has published an ultimatum to the Lithuanian authorities (TDPel Media)  5 years after NotPetya: Lessons learned (CSO Online)  The cyber security impact of Operation Russia by Anonymous (ComputerWeekly) Conti ransomware finally shuts down data leak, negotiation sites (BleepingComputer) The Conti Enterprise: ransomware gang that published data belonging to 850 companies (Group-IB) Fake copyright infringement emails install LockBit ransomware (BleepingComputer) NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – May 2022 (NCC Group) We're now truly in the era of ransomware as pure extortion without the encryption (Register) Wall Street Banks Quietly Test Cyber Defenses at Treasury's Direction (Bloomberg)

Seforimchatter
With Dr. Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky discussing the history of Lithuanian Yeshivas and his new book on the topic

Seforimchatter

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 76:24 Very Popular


#150With Dr. Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky discussing the history of Lithuanian Yeshivas and his new book on the topic We discussed WWI and the refugee crisis and how that affected the Yeshivos, what defines a "Lithuanian Yeshiva", most influential ones of the oeriod, patrilineal descent in Yeshivos and issues that arose from that, the role of the Mashgiach, and much moreTo purchase the book: https://iupress.org/9780253058508/the-golden-age-of-the-lithuanian-yeshivas/(Use code "PRIDE" for 40% off)Dr. Klibansky's site: https://www.b-klibansky.com/english-site

Jewish History with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz
R' Moshe Schneider (1884-1954): Rosh Yeshiva of the First Lithuanian "Kiruv" Yeshiva Over 100 Years Ago

Jewish History with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 70:32


A Man Who Indomitably Set Up Yeshivas in Memel, Frankfurt and London. Rebbe of Rav Shternbuch

MGoBlog: The MGoPodcast
WTKA Roundtable 6/23/2022: The Lithuanian Boxer from 1950

MGoBlog: The MGoPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 51:00 Very Popular


Things discussed: Re: Bakich, Sam says Seth was right, Seth says Seth was wrong, or at least needs to amend his comments on summer baseball: Semi-Pro ball is a big deal to the baseball world. Replacing a 100-year-old structure may be a good idea, but it's a very BIG idea and would take a massive risk of the kind that the Big Ten won't ever take. Baker: Just a Houstan™, but that's something we needed. Set shooter, fills a spot as a backup 2 or 3, was a top-40 recruit so if his hip heals okay he should be an alright defender of 3s. Was on a great offense so okay that he was only 10 min/game at Duke. Emoni Bates: The kind of guy Howard protects you from, because he's seen the circus and won't make the same mistake most coaches do. They just lost Frankie Collins to a down move because of a shitty parent. Not actually a good basketball player. Youssef: All in favor, good shooting stroke, has skill, can be a Franz lite. Can we win a Zoom recruitment? Dug: Best passer at Michigan since? Seth: Makes sense, since Howard probably saw he has two guys named Howard on the roster, and sorted the 247 rankings by best passer. Football recruiting: Do we panic? No. Do we worry? Yes. Sam's starting to believe Dante Moore is more likely to go to Oregon now. If you're chasing Michigan State you have a problem. Michigan's new tack sounds like a morality play and is going to blow up in their faces. Players have value to their institutions before they play: they have earned it. The players create themselves more than the coaches. Michigan has a good talent evaluation program but so does Notre Dame, and they will get in on these guys too. Hassan Haskins was a great player in high school—the system is getting better at identifying those guys. Off-air: This NIL approach is exactly like what got Michigan to fall behind in the 1950s. Oosterbaan and Crisler thought they had a solid program because they won in '47 and '48, and didn't figure out until it was way too late that they really were missing a major shift in CFB history and allowing MSU, OSU, and ND to thrive when Michigan should have dominated the early TV era.

Facts Matter
Did Europe's Latest Anti-Russia Move Just Push World Closer to WW3?

Facts Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 9:29


The country of Lithuania, a member of both NATO and the EU, took an action that might have been the biggest real-world escalation between a member of NATO and Russia since the Ukraine war began. Over the weekend, the Lithuanian government enacted a ban on all goods going from Russia to Kaliningrad—which is Russia's far-flung territory near the Baltic Sea. And from the perspective of Moscow, this action is tantamount to laying economic siege on part of Russia's sovereign territory and 1 million of its citizens—something they claim that they are willing to fight over. And a fight with Lithuania would mean a fight with NATO—and by extension, the United States. ⭕️ Sign up for our NEWSLETTER and stay in touch

Live from AC2nd
Human Solutions - Episode 9 : The Lithuanian Traveler

Live from AC2nd

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:33


Journalist Makenzi Johnson joins co-hosts Sarah Bakeman and Soraya Keiser to talk about her Human Solution story. She profiled Bethel Study Abroad administrator Virginija Wilcox about how her life was transformed by leaving her home country of Lithuania to study abroad in college, and how she wants a similar transformation in every student at her new university. Johnson learned how to roll with the punches when stories fell through, and about cold beet root soup. Listeners can find Human Solutions here, or a print version at nonprofits or businesses in the Rondo or Frogtown areas of St. Paul. Special thanks to our sources for these stories. For more about Bethel English and Journalism, go here.

The David Knight Show
Tue 21Jun22 NATO Uses Lithuanian Blockade of Russian Territory to Push WW3

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 181:39


* Major escalation as landlocked Kaliningrad with 1 MILLION Russians, surrounded by Poland & Lithuania, will be cut off by Lithuania in violation of a 30 yr old treaty — on orders of EU (and NATO)* China begins freezing bank accounts, creating bank runs. Chaos to usher in CBDC10,000 flights canceled over holiday weekend and major airlines cancelling routes because of pilot shortage. Did they all die suddenly?* Does ex-Governor, ex-SEAL Greitens new "RINO Hunt" commercial help or hurt gun owners?* As sanctions and energy shortages mount, Dutch join Austrians & Germans in TURNING BACK TO COAL* "Green Murder" — the new religion of human sacrifice* EU declares lithium (key component of EV batteries) a "reproductive toxin" as the world begins to wake up to the environmental impact of "green" tech* Drag Queen warns heterosexual moms about what the Drag Scene is REALLY about* Kindergarten drag teacher weeps as he recalls how he "came out" to 4 yr olds in class and how they "validated" his sexual fantasies* Mainstream press tries to sell the idea that Texas had historically embraced gun control, LOLFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 994 Kodak, TN 37764

The REAL David Knight Show
Tue 21Jun22 NATO Uses Lithuanian Blockade of Russian Territory to Push WW3

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 181:39


* Major escalation as landlocked Kaliningrad with 1 MILLION Russians, surrounded by Poland & Lithuania, will be cut off by Lithuania in violation of a 30 yr old treaty — on orders of EU (and NATO)* China begins freezing bank accounts, creating bank runs. Chaos to usher in CBDC10,000 flights canceled over holiday weekend and major airlines cancelling routes because of pilot shortage. Did they all die suddenly?* Does ex-Governor, ex-SEAL Greitens new "RINO Hunt" commercial help or hurt gun owners?* As sanctions and energy shortages mount, Dutch join Austrians & Germans in TURNING BACK TO COAL* "Green Murder" — the new religion of human sacrifice* EU declares lithium (key component of EV batteries) a "reproductive toxin" as the world begins to wake up to the environmental impact of "green" tech* Drag Queen warns heterosexual moms about what the Drag Scene is REALLY about* Kindergarten drag teacher weeps as he recalls how he "came out" to 4 yr olds in class and how they "validated" his sexual fantasies* Mainstream press tries to sell the idea that Texas had historically embraced gun control, LOLFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 994 Kodak, TN 37764

Global News Podcast
Russia threatens Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit ban

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 25:00


Moscow reacted to ban on using Lithuanian railways to send sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad. Also: South Korea sends first satellite with locally-produced rocket into orbit, and Nobel Peace Prize medal raises 100 million dollars for Ukrainian refugees.

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
Inside Europe 09.06.2022

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 54:59


The urgency to unblock Ukraine's grain exports: Turkey and Poland step up efforts to stave off global food insecurity. Also, can digital nomads keep Venice afloat? An environmentally friendly car that's cheap and assembling it is child's play. The Russian journalists who've fled to Latvia. From acclaim to obscurity, the Australian violinist who inspired Europe's composers 100 years ago. And more

The Documentary Podcast
Don't log off: A different way

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 27:17


An ecological retreat on the edge of the Amazonian rainforest, which has the area's indigenous people as its nearest neighbours. A self declared independent artist's republic in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius with its own flag, currency and constitution. A peace loving community in New Zealand where everyone shares their money and children can safely roam free. Then there is the Argentinian family which travelled the world by vintage car on a journey that lasted for more than 22 years. Alan Dein connects with people around the world who are reaching further, dreaming deeper and seeking a different path in life.