Filmmaker Lowell Dean (WOLF COP, ANOTHER WOLFCOP, 13 EERIE, SUPERGRID) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey to date. From graduating film school and starting out at a local Canadian TV station… to making the frightening choice of stepping away from the financial security of his full time local TV station gig in order to gamble on himself and shoot his first short film on 16mm short ends… to freelancing as a production assistant whenever and wherever he could find work… to one of the craziest stories you'll ever hear in regards to how he found himself in the director's chair of his first feature film… Lowell's career path is just as inspirational as it is relatable for so, so many aspiring filmmakers looking to get started. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a listener with a question about filmmaking in other countries, Adam shares behind the scenes details about the making of his 23rd annual Halloween short film (GHOST DOG - now playing on the ArieScope YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/CJRXzywsiig), and the boys reveal some of the amateur mistakes they made the first time they attempted to shoot something.
Today, in the Hot Notes: Merrick Garland testifies before the House Judiciary; the full House votes on a Bannon criminal referral for contempt; Nebraska Republican Congressman Fortenberry is stepping down from his committee assignments after being indicted; five military veterans have resigned from Sinema's Advisory Council; Texas Governor Abbott has nominated a Trump election fraud sycophant to be the Secretary of State; plus Allison and Dana deliver your Good News. Our Guest: Hugo Lowell https://twitter.com/hugolowell https://www.theguardian.com/profile/hugo-lowell Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes They do all the trading, all the rebalancing, and they even help you lower your tax bill as you invest. It's streamlined, it's effortless, it works like a charm. Or like really exceptional software. Get your first $5,000 managed for free at http://Wealthfront.com/DAILYBEANS. Join the over 800,000 people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS. To find your perfect sofa, check out https://allform.com/lp/dailybeans/podcasts. Allform is offering 20% off all orders for our listeners! Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/dailybeans. The smartest way to hire. No matter what size or shape you are, Tom Boy X has the underwear that all bodies will love. Go to http://TomBoyX.com and enter code DAILYBEANS to get an extra 20% off. That's an extra 20% off when you enter DAILYBEANS. Go to lettucegrow.com/BEANS to shop the Farmstand! And be sure to use our promo code BEANS at checkout for $50 off the Farmstand! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shane and Lowell bring on Agatha - Gauntleteer and podcaster from Asians Represent! Show Notes:00:01:08 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Masks: A New Generation 00:11:44 - Agatha's Games Played and Spotlight - Volley Boys 00:22:46 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - The Yellow King RPG Second Segment 00:36:27 - Agatha talks about her podcast Asians Represent! Giving Me Life 00:46:21- Lowell is enjoying his new cat Tobias 00:47:58 - Agatha is loving Animal Restaurant 00:50:01 - Shane is enjoying the success of the Melbourne Football Club You can find Agatha on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mightyyshrimp
A staple in the New England comedy scene, comedian/host/MC Greg Boggis chats with Biff and Jacques about his years in comedy, what he did to keep the jokes coming over last year and a half of the world going sideways and how excited all are about the buzz around Greg's Mondo Comedy live shows coming back to Mill # 5 in Lowell staring Oct. 28! https://lunalowell.com/movies/the-return-of-mondo-comedy/ Greg's Webpage is – BoggisComedy.com Twitter and Instagram: @BoggieNews Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4 Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Mind Time by Dan Cray and Beyond Id
In the latest episode of Next in Ed, Joe and Julie sit down with Brad Lowell (Academic Supervisor of Athletics, Drivers Ed, and Health for Mobile County Public Schools). Learn about his educational background, how he came into his current position, the factors athletics faced during the pandemic, and more!
Sherri and Lowell bring on Chris Sellers, Gauntleteer and game designer. Show Notes:00:01:33 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - cbr+pnk 00:13:46 - Chris's Games Played and Spotlight - Ma Nishtana: Why is this Night Different? 00:21:58 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Fate: Skyship Concerto Second Segment 00:37:04 - Chris talks about GMless games Giving Me Life 00:47:58 - Sherri is getting life from games, so many games 00:49:02 - Chris is loving Hot Chicken Takeover 00:50:54 - Lowell enjoyed making a Villain playbook for Hearts of Wulin Find out more about Chris and his games here: https://www.hecticelectron.com/ The Villain: A Playbook for Hearts of Wulin GCOG Events are here: https://bit.ly/GCOGEvents Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community
Today, in the Hot Notes: high profile targets of subpoenas from the Select Committee on the Insurrection are planning to defy them; the battle over the debt ceiling and the filibuster continues; New top federal prosecutors have been confirmed by the Senate for the SDNY and the EDNY; the DoJ is reconsidering charging FBI agents in the Larry Nassar case; a group of legal heavyweights has asked a DC court panel to investigate Jeffrey Clarke for his role in trying to overturn the election; vaccines have saved tens of thousands of lives according to a new study; plus Allison and Dana deliver your good news. Follow our guest: Hugo Lowell https://twitter.com/hugolowell https://www.theguardian.com/profile/hugo-lowell Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill https://twitter.com/allisongill Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Go to http://magicspoon.com/DAILYBEANS to grab your delicious cereal and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code DAILYBEANS at checkout to save five dollars off your order! Join the over 800,000 people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to http://UPSTART.com/DAILYBEANS. Quince goods are not only gorgeous, high quality and sold at radically lower prices, they're also made in a sustainable way. To get from fifty to eighty percent off top of the line clothing and home goods, PLUS free shipping, text DAILY to 64000. Terms apply, available at onequince.com/Terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pay Attention to the Warning Signs Dr. Justin Lin has worked with professional athletes and celebrities in pioneering the growth and adoption of the Neuromechanical Therapy (NMT) system. In today's show, Dr. Lin shares his recovery from his addiction to pain medication and why he believes a solid support system and active participation can heal our body, mind, and spirit. Key Takeaways: 0:00 Intro 1:06 Dr. Lin explains Rehab and Revive and a brief overview of their services and years in business 2:40 Dr. Lin explains the difference between traditional western medical practices and a hands on, holistic approach to the bodies recovery 4:25 Michael talks about breaking his foot and the process of recovery and being prescribed pain killers 7:22 Dr. Lin talks about his ACL surgery and soon after becoming addicted to OxyCodone 9:32 Dr. Lin talks about the accident that changed his life when he almost hit a pedestrian while high and drunk leaving DC one evening 14:53 Michael talks about the dangers of coming off of pain killers and injury and how it can result in heroin addictions 18:24 Dr. Lin talks about how pain pills are a quick fix due to lack of pain, but don't truly help the body recover like hands on therapy 22:39 Dr. Lin talks about how Rehab and Revive started in his parents house and helping Rehab his moms friends 28:32 Michael talks about after breaking his foot and how his life and body suffered. He talks about his divorce and gaining weight then the realization moment of needing to turn his life back around 30:35 Dr. Lin talks about a company he used to work for and how they were committing fraud and how that caused him to leave the company 32:34 Dr. Lin talks about his YouTube channel and how they developed videos during Covid to help people virtually and how some videos have gotten millions of views 35:32 Dr. Lin talks about his social accounts and where to find him, as well as the message he hopes people take from hearing this interview Resources Mentioned: Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime is a paid subscription program from Amazon which is available in various countries and gives users access to additional services otherwise unavailable or available at a premium to other Amazon customers. DoorDash: DoorDash, Inc. operates an online food ordering and food delivery platform. It is based in San Francisco, California, United States. With a 56% market share, it is the largest food delivery company in the United States. It also has a 60% market share in the convenience delivery category. Costco: Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only big-box retail stores. As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016 CVS: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. is an American retail corporation. A subsidiary of CVS Health, it is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. It was also known as, and originally named, the Consumer Value Store and was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1963 Why We Sleep: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Matthew-Walker-audiobook/dp/B0752XRB5F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwhuCKBhADEiwA1HegOeRocYXDWNdwgriPS5oVie402RNXKdBVXMR5MqFJS3x8CBLL8zkKYRoCDgIQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241624171820&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9008164&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=11537965159392412473&hvtargid=kwd-363649960980&hydadcr=22536_10353950&keywords=why+we+sleep+book&qid=1633183406&sr=8-1 Quotes Mentioned: "It's good to know and send people who you may know that are suffering from this addiction to the right places, these addiction centers or they need to just reach out and they need someone to talk to." "Whether it's God or some other voice, inner voice, it just kept saying, go home. And home is Irvine, California and Southern California. And my parents are here. It just kept saying going to go home. I think from that moment, if I didn't listen to those times and that point, I would have been in the same situation again and maybe the outcome wouldn't have been as favorable." "I think a lot of times there's ways that practitioners can game the system to maximize they call it creative billing. That's another word for fraud by the way, creative billing." Guests Social Media Links: Website: https://www.rehabandrevive.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RehabRevive Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rehabandrevive/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RehabandRevive LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinclin/
On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review a v upsetting episode of Law and Order SVU - season 9 episode 15 - Undercover! Aviv starts out by renaming himself Lowell because he has a mole, and that joke makes a ton of sense if you've seen this episode. Aviv gives a plug to his Only Fans page, and Matt issues a blanket apology to women for the ever present threat of sexual violence that men radiate. All this and much more! Give us a rate and review wherever fine podcasts are sold, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the official Twitter handle of Law and Order SVU, and you can take that to the bank, the blood bank senator!) and for longer or weirder stuff send us an email email@example.com
This month we're joined by Lowell Wyse, author of the recent book Ecospatiality: A Place-Based Approach to American Literature. This episode is all about exploring spatiality in literature, specifically how authors map their work and how readers experience those spaces when navigating through the texts. William Cronon's “The Trouble with Wilderness”: https://www.williamcronon.net/writing/Trouble_with_Wilderness_Main.html For more on Lowell: Twitter: @lowelldw Ecospatiality: https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387747/ecospatiality Tacoma Tree Foundation: https://www.tacomatreefoundation.org/ If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast Jemma: @Geowrites Brandon: @BeGalm If you're enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)! Episode recorded September 1, 2021. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Show notes:Links:Felix LivniSchedulistaTranscript:*This is an unedited, automated transcript, with only about 80% accuracy*BenAll right, so, uh welcome the founder quest today, you have me, Ben, because Star and josh are taking the day off and we have Felix of me who is with us or with me chatting about uh founder related stuff. It's just one of our uh, intermittent founder interview kind of episodes where we're just going to have a great chat, talk about some stuff, so welcome Felix. Thanks. So, Felix was telling you tell me right before we got started about the differences of having an actual conversation versus a podcast conversation and you had a great great tip about email. So, if you don't mind, could you like, hit me with that again? Because I thought that's pretty cool. Felix Yeah, what I've noticed is if I write an email knowing that a lot of people are going to read this email, maybe it's an onboarding email that's going to be sent out to uh you know, many, many people, I don't seem to be able to write it in the same way as the emails I write to just that one person and I often feel that if I could just if I was just trying to sell to one person, I could probably do a pretty good job and I think the better attitude for me has always been to then trying to do that and then try and automate that and it turns out very differently than when I'm trying to to do the thing that is going to be automated right away. Ben So yeah, I like that, I've had the same kind of experience where it's like, well you spend a lot of time crafting, crafting, crafting and then it feels crafted right? It doesn't, it doesn't feel like a real email. So do you like uh Try to like email individuals for like times times first and before you get the final copy that you want to send everybody? Felix Yeah, exactly. And I think really not thinking about tools at all is really the right way to go about it um where all you try and do is think what is the best thing for this one customer and you do that for a couple of different customers and then you look for patterns and I would say when you do it a lot and this is the advantage you have with podcast is once you do it a lot, you kind of see some patterns as well, some sort of meta patterns of like how, how do the things that sound unnatural look versus the things that sound natural and I'll just tell you one that I've noticed, I don't know if this is something you've noticed, but when I write an email to a single person, it usually has one sentence in it, maybe two. Felix Uh but when I write something that I think is, let's say, an onboarding email of some sort uh it's not gonna be that short. Uh so that's definitely a pattern I've noticed. I think we we noticed that as consumers or business owners, when we see inbound email, we automatically filter emails that have just one sentence very differently than we filter ones that are multiple paragraphs. Ben Yeah, I never really noticed that. That's true. Yeah, because most of my personal emails are just like a couple of sentences, man, I was thinking back to the initial like set of onboarding or just stock emails that we had for honey badger, like, you know, you're building has failed or thanks for being a subscriber or whatever. And I was thinking back and like I wrote them and they're all like one or two sentences. I'm like, yeah, that's that's true. It's like versus this big long book, right? Yeah, Felix yeah. In general, I think I'm a big fan of looking at software, automating things that people already do. I think sometimes that's the best software and as opposed to sort of rethinking everything, because I think a lot of the time when you rethink everything, most things people can do just less maybe less quickly than it would be if it were automated. And so I think when you rethink everything a lot of the time, it doesn't fit as well as it seems like it might have back in the lab. Ben Yeah, true, we'll get back to that. I want to talk more about that, but I want to uh introduce you more fully since everyone might be thinking, hey we just dropped to the middle of conversations like yeah, you did just kind of jump in both conversation because Felix and I are old friends, we've been uh we've been hanging out and chatting about business for years now uh and Felix is an entrepreneur who is running a business called Schedule Ista, So Felix want to give us a quick rundown of what schedule list is. Felix Yeah, well before Schedule East it was scheduled to, it was sort of an idea of, hey I want to start a company that is a B two B sas company. And one of the very first conversations I had about that Was with Ben, I don't know if you remember, I was looking back through my email Ben yeah, Felix our mutual friend paul introduced us and the topic of conversation was marketing and BtB Sas um something admittedly I still struggle with, I kind of had it on in my mind is oh this is something I'm going to be bad at and I don't know how to get customers. Um maybe maybe I need to reach out and figure out how that happens. Um and I don't, I don't know if this is okay to bring up here, but I'm curious to know, I mean, tell me if my characterization of our conversation is correct, but that conversation way back then I think you were pretty pessimistic and or at least I think as a friend you were looking or as a new friend, you were looking out for me and you were saying kind of don't do this crazy thing. Um Felix Was that the advice you gave me and then if you were to meet someone like me today, would you, would you give different advice? Ben Yeah, my my memory of that conversation was not that I wanted you to not do it, but it was like, I I saw some concerns, some red flags and I wanted to save you some pain just in case you hadn't, you know, like considered like, because as I recall trying to, you know, rewind back to years ago, what that conversation was like, you're sitting across table from me and you're saying I want to build this business that's gonna require a lot of sales effort because I'm gonna be selling to some people that, you know, I can't really reach well online and here I was thinking, okay, so Felix is going to be like walking down the street, knocking on doors, trying to get people to buy his says and I'm like, Ben okay, sure, but are you sure you want to sign up for that? That's kind of but I remember is that is that kind of Felix remember, I think that's accurate and that's basically exactly what I did. And we even did some, some things like send out postcards. I might have mentioned that as an idea that I've had, I said, you know, I think uh well used to do that kind of thing and then it fell out of fashion, maybe there's maybe there's some wisdom there and I think um you realized how crazy I really was and how little I knew and there was nothing but love I felt coming from you, which made it even like harder to hear, I think. Felix Um so I believed you and the irony too is I think I would probably, so I don't you didn't tell me yet how your answer would change, but I would I tell people, I meet people all the time who say they want to start a bootstrapped company and my first inclination sort of out of love is to say, you know, that can be tough, it can be uh you know, I've seen lots of them fail. And is this are you sure this is something that you want to do? Yeah, Ben I'm totally with you on that. And uh funny, the funny thing is like, the postcard thing is stuck with me for years, like I still want to do a postcard mailing thing myself and I just never got around to doing it. Felix So we we did it um and it worked. It worked and then we never did it again. Uh I would say there's a pattern, everything that we have done has sparked actually just not that well. And I actually, this is one of the ways that I think about marketing is uh in a sense, it's stochastic or at least one way to view it is stochastic. So if you make a cold call, there's some chance that that the person on the other end is going to buy what you're selling, even if it's even if most people don't want it. Um Felix but it may not pencil, right? You may have to make so many calls that it just doesn't pencil. So in a sense everything works. The question is just how well does it work? And what we've found is almost everything does better than break even, but not by much and uh, you know, for probably for a variety of reasons, but we sent out, I think it was postcards. We scraped yelp. We looked at businesses that had five stars. They were only massage therapists. Uh and they were only in I think three cities and we sent, we didn't license the photography very right. All really. So I would, I would probably, it's hard to find Felix good photographs of you can license, but anyway, the photograph we sent out was this awesome black and white photograph that just looks so hardcore has joseph Pilates on it. So the guy who founded Pilates and he's in this weird machine that he built at home and it's so gritty and it would really resonate with the people that we were sending it to and so we sent out these postcards and we got one customer Felix that we knew of. The only way we would know about it is because if they were to type this long you're well that was on the postcard. If they just went to our site we would have no way to track it. So we have one. We got one customer, they're one of our biggest customers, we still have them today and it cost us bucks to send those postcards and get them printed and post digital that and yeah we you know had penciled I don't know if that proves anything but and I have had another conversation you know about a year after we sent the postcard. I talked to someone on the phone that was in Malta and this person Felix friend had sent them someone we've never heard of had actually emailed them a photograph of this postcard because she loved it so much and she had had it on her wall and she decided to give us a call. So I know that it had some you know impact and yeah there's been a lot of things like we've done like that that it's that we just never really try to scale but it does seem like it's got a lot of problems. Ben I love that. I wanted to answer your question. Uh, yeah. I think my answer today would be pretty much the same because it was like you said motivated from this place of love. Like hey, I just want to make sure, you know what you're getting into. Like sounds cool. But you know, and I love talking to entrepreneurs who have ideas and they want to run it by me and I always try to look for, you know, look for the good. Like, hey, yeah, that could really work. And also like bring some realism to the things like, hey, have you, have you thought about this because it might be something you want to watch out for, you know, Ben but it's never, I never want to say that out of like, oh, I shouldn't do that because like I don't know right? It's not my business. But uh, hopefully that's, that's taken well. Like, like, like you took it well. Apparently Felix I took it well. And I think the reason I didn't listen to you and I think it's the right reason was not because I thought you were wrong. It wasn't rational. I actually think there isn't a great rational reason to do these kinds of businesses a lot of the time. Um, just because I think we live in the world of tech, uh, it's pretty nice to go and work at a big tech company. It's extremely comfortable you get financially compensated great. I think what a lot of people overlook is the marginal value of any additional money that you might make is essentially zero. So doing financially better is just sort of not even interesting. So it has to be something that has to do with meaning in your own life. And Felix it's the kind of thing when you add up all the negative reasons to not do it, that you're gonna do it anyway. So I feel, I feel like that's another reason that I tell people, I don't tell them don't do it, but I essentially say, uh, you know, a bunch of things that are going to be really tough and I hope that they'll ignore me because I know that if they ignore me, they'll be doing it for all the right reasons, in a sense, at least in my opinion. Ben Yeah, totally. Uh, it's, it's so much, uh, I don't know if passion is the right word, but there's definitely passion in it. That's probably not all inclusive, but the, the idea that, um, once you hit a certain baseline of, of money in your life, like you're fine, like what's where's the fulfillment gonna come from? It's probably not going to come from other more money, it's probably gonna come from doing something that you really want to do. For whatever reason, maybe Ben like me, you're very independent minded and you don't like having a boss, right? Or you just, you see this need in the world and you can't let it go or it doesn't let go of you. Like when an idea keeps hitting me and hitting me and I know I'm like, oh, that's probably something I should spend some time thinking about. You know, I think this, this, this kind of selection process, not everyone is born to be an entrepreneur, but when, when you get that bug, it's kind of hard to shake it loose. Felix Absolutely all of those things you said resonate with me, I might add as well, being able to choose the people that you work with really carefully and also protect people. I think this this this makes sense. The kind of technology that you work with, it's no small thing to be able to say, I want to work on this cool new tech, just because I think it's cool. Which you seldom get to do that at a big company. Ben Yeah. Being all that self determination is huge for sure. So you picked a business so schedule, it's, it is a, is a scheduling widget that sits on websites that, you know, hair stylist or massage person can use to help, you know, schedule appointments online for their customers. How did you decide that was the thing you wanted to do? Because when you came to me, those years ago, like you pretty much already decided, I think you had some other ideas, but this was like at the top of the list for you, Felix how did Ben you get to that point where you're like, that's that's the thing I want to do. Felix Yeah. So uh I knew I knew a couple of things and I started this company with a friend of mine, Lowell manners, we were best friends, we work together. And so really everything I say here, we decided together, uh we saw the world pretty similarly, but we also built a lot of our theories about what kind of business we wanted to start. We built that together. Um and what we knew initially, I kind of was trying to remember exactly when you and I have that conversation and where in the timeline, I didn't know yet that we were going to do scheduling, but that's that's a good point that we had probably already decided that by then yeah, I knew that we wanted to do BB rather than a consumer product. I knew what we wanted it to be software and we wanted it to Felix be a bootstrapped company right from right from the initial uh, starting point. We knew that we wanted it to be bootstrapped. So we were we were intentionally bootstrapped. And so one of the core things we try to do is think about what is a bootstrap company, what makes a bootstrap company successful? How is it different from some other kind of company? And we came up with a a theory about her and the theory, I think is contrarian, But I also think that there's a lot of truth to it. So the theory was almost everything that is good about a venture backed company is the, if you take the opposite of that, it's good for a bootstrap company. So Felix I'll give you some example. I'm trying to find our original, I have my, because I was doing a little bit of research for this chat, I found our original slide that we made for ourselves and what we thought was good for VC backed companies was that there was a strong network effect, uh, that they had an idea that there was kind of a winner takes all when, when there was a product that there could be a winner takes all. That would be good. It would allow you to create a moat. Uh, and this would typically be in the form of a new idea because if there was an old idea that had a network effect, there was probably, there was too big of a mode to enter that Felix or it was, you could be a second mover, but you had something in your formula where you'd be able to kill the competition. So there's a, there's, there's this first mover benefit or the ability to kill the competition and then a lot of the time investors will ask how many competitors you have and they'll get worried if there's lots of competitors. So what we thought was good for bootstrap company was that they would be low network effects, that there'd be lots of winners, that there'd be no moat. That it was an old idea that was proven to work, that there were many late movers that did very well and that there were lots of competitors. Felix So if you pitch that to an investor, uh, you know, they'll, they'll, they'll be like, okay, you, you, you, you hit everything wrong here. Um, so we, we, that was, that was one of our sort of initial ideas and then we created a fitness function to evaluate a couple of things and I'm trying to remember what they were, but it was essentially how big of a network effect does this have. We were looking for a company that was for a product that was established, but not super mature. So it was right at that point where there were examples and we were specifically looking for examples of other boots trappers because we thought that other successful bootstrap, because we thought that that would be a good sign that we could do it too. So we were like opening up a coffee shop in Seattle Felix versus opening up a coffee shop where they've never tasted coffee. Those are very, very different. And there's difficulties for both. But at least when you open up a coffee shop in Seattle, you know, hey, there's gonna be people that are gonna enjoy coffee and you can look around and you can try and see what things work and etcetera. So that was kind of, you know, because we were bootstrapped and self funded, we thought that seems a lot less risky and that seems like an environment that we kind of have believed in. We like the idea that there could be lots of coffee shops and that they were in competition with each other, but not in a way that an independent coffee shop sort of desires that no other coffee shop exists. Ben Yeah, I like that contrary and take agree investor probably kick you out of the office for coming up with that. But I mean what you're describing is like there's a healthy market already, right? There are people who are already looking for this product, like you don't have to convince someone that hey, you want to drink coffee. So kind of my coffee shop, right? Ah and if there are a number of businesses already doing that, you know that Felix it's viable, Ben right? Uh people spending money in that marketplace because there's other people currently receiving that money. So yeah, I think that's some pretty awesome criteria there. Felix Yeah. So we, we wanted to come up with businesses and then evaluate each of these and then choose the one that we thought would be best for us and it wasn't completely scientific, but we did use uh, uh, you know, some numbers next to them and we had some kind of internal calculus that we did and I'll give you some examples like e commerce is an example that fits a lot of what what I mentioned, but it's too mature and so we thought okay e commerce uh there are, you know, since we started actually there's been some companies that are in the e commerce space that have done extremely well. Felix I'm not sure when Shopify started maybe a little bit before us, but around that time. Yeah, but around that time and there's other examples that didn't do, you know, aren't as well known as Shopify but still did very well and I think it's because they have all of those criteria that the investors would not be so excited about, but they don't have strong network effects. So I think this kind of contrarian idea does, does hold some does hold some water, Felix but so for us, e commerce was too mature then we thought of a bunch of ideas that they might have been like one or two examples of, but we thought it was too knew that it was just not yet proven and was a little unclear exactly where this was going to lead. So there were a lot a lot of ideas that we had around doing kind of online ordering from your phone that kind of dovetailed with how businesses already did business. So you can imagine you're sitting in like a T. G. I Fridays and you can order right from the menu from your phone or you could order from a from the waitress or you could be in a bar, you could maybe order some drinks at the counter and then at your table you can order, Felix you know, additional drinks. So we're looking at lots of things that kind of intertwined with how the real world does things, but automated some aspect of it. But we thought we can see a little of this, this was before a lot of the online ordering that we have today because this is back in . But I think it would be much more viable to do to do those things today as a bootstrap company. But a lot of these ideas I think are more would be more interesting as a venture backed company. So those ideas were lowered down on our list. I did think of an idea actually um called, I think it was tell the manager or ask the manager or notify the manager or something like that. And I pitched it Felix at a probably the only start up of the local and I ever went to was like it's night in Redmond and we went to this event and I pitched it and about six months later I was contacted by someone who said it looks like you never did that, do you mind if I do it? Uh and the person did it and did did well, so it's a funny story. So there might have been other ideas on the list that, that are still interesting. But yeah, so online scheduling really hit that sweet spot. It's very similar to e commerce in a lot of ways. I think in ways that maybe people don't really realize actually, but it's a lot less immature even now, years later. Yeah. So yeah, that's, that's, it seemed good to us and we were like, let's do it. Ben Yeah, I love it. And I like, I like the, I love the contrariness that's right up my alley. So you started this with bowl, You worked together, built the business at some point. I mean I've known you all this time and I know now that you're not working with low anymore on the business on a regular basis. So what, what happened like just in general, like what was that transition like and you know, what are some lessons learned from the co founder experience and now that co founder is no longer with you? Felix Sure. Um Felix yeah, let me, I don't know the best way. There's so many different ways to tell the story. I would say. One way to tell. It is to tell about how we founded the company. So we founded the company in my backyard, we had a conversation one summer day and we were drinking some beers and one of us said we should really just start a company and uh, I think I must have said that and Lowell said I'll quit, I'll quit tomorrow, let's do it. And uh you know, I knew he was joking, but as he left, I was like, okay, don't quit. Um Let's think about this, I'm really excited, but let's think about this. And the next day he, he texted me and he said I quit, have you quit yet? So Felix I then, you know, took about another two days and and quit. Uh Ben that's that's jumping on both feet right there. Felix Yeah, and I think sometimes, you know, the biggest decisions that I've made, I've made sort of the easiest and maybe Lowell doubly so ah and I would say that's that's kind of how we separated too. Um It was really, really, really, really good until one day it was um and I think, you know, when you start out on, you know, definitely when we started out and I think this was maybe more true for Lowell, who is significantly younger than me, I think if I had said, okay. Yeah, but there's one rule, we've got to do it for four years, he would have been like, what? Hey, wait a second, I need to think about this a bit more. So it was unclear like Felix we we thought, I mean, to be honest, we thought our first few ideas would fail and we were looking forward to that because we were thinking we would learn a ton, we were really aiming where the direction that we thought that we would get the most learning and there was no sort of long term commitment other than we just, we we thought we were gonna have a lot of fun. We did have a lot of fun. And I think that there was a point where there were some other things in that local realized that he wanted to do and when he, when he realized like, Felix oh there might be some more long term commitment involved in this, uh it didn't seem so great anymore and it kind of happened at a time that was extremely destabilizing for both of us. We, we had entertained an idea of selling the business and that would have come with kind of some golden handcuffs which kind of explicitly put into uh, you know, black and white, this kind of long longer term commitment. So I think it's a bit more complicated than that. But it wasn't, it wasn't something that built up for for years and years and years and just, you know, kind of deteriorated. It went pretty rapidly from uh this is amazing too. Let's not do this anymore. Ben Yeah, I would like to see that. Yeah, that makes sense. If if your expectation is to just, you know, do whatever and then all of a sudden is like, oh, you want me to commit to the next five years, whatever. That yeah, that could definitely put some cold water on it. Felix Yeah, absolutely. And it felt very different after he left, but it has a business wise, the company has done, has done great. I would say as far as how it feels today, I enjoyed it more working with him to be totally honest. Ben Yeah, it's nice. It's, I mean there's so many benefits to having a co founder, having the accountability is one that people often think about, but you know, just having the camaraderie, right, you're, you're doing the same thing, you're in it together. You know, it's uh, Felix yeah, to me, I think it's a lot harder Ben even even as as independent as I am and as self directors, I want to be, I do feel it's harder to do something so completely, so low because you just have to have all that motivation yourself and there's no one happening out. Felix Yeah, absolutely. I agree totally. I would never have been able to do schedule is to, without having role as a co founder, it is much easier to run a company that's already in place than it is to start something from scratch and there's just no way that I, that I could have done it and it's not from, hey, it's not so much that we complemented each other's skill wise or anything like that. It's just the, there are a lot of things that are psychologically difficult and doing that with someone else makes it possible, in my opinion. Ben Yeah. Yeah. I feel the same about honey badger. Like there's no way it could have been done with the three of us working together, there was just, I mean, first there's a lot of work, but also, yeah, getting through those times where it's just a struggle is Yeah, I think I would probably throw in the towel if it hadn't been to have two good co founders who helped me out. Felix Yeah, absolutely. Ben So I know from our conversations that we have from time to time, that you spend some time mentoring people who are looking to start businesses or who are just, you know, in the beginning end of this, this entrepreneur adventure. So what, what are the two or three kinds of themes that you see coming up time and again, people coming to you and you're like, uh you know, maybe maybe look at this, you know, so if someone today is thinking about something like, well, and they sat down with you, what are the kind of things that you would poke at their ideas and say, have you considered this or have you thought about that? Felix Yes, most of the people I talk with are looking to raise money. Uh and I actually have found out that there's another definition of bootstrapping that I wasn't aware of until I started mentoring. So to me, bootstrapping meant a company that doesn't raise money and is structured in such a way that will make profits and poor those profits back into growing the company. So there's a, there's enough that's not how the kids today are using the term bootstrapping at least the ones that are looking for venture capital to them. Bootstrapping is what you do until you raise money. So you're structured is a typical venture backed company, but you just haven't raised money yet either on purpose because you want to build, you know, a prototype or Felix or something else that an investor might see and you'd get a better deal or you just haven't managed to to put it all into place to raise the money. So most of what I do, actually, it's like, I love venture backed company, it's kind of funny that, you know, I'm so much of a bootstrap er but I don't know if I've told you this before, but one of my heroes is Craig Newmark and I don't know if you know that crate that craigslist started as a list of startup parties Felix because he loved the startup scene and here he, he loves everything about startups and raising money and all of this stuff and then he starts this company that's like completely counter to that. Um and I feel like he is a hero of mine in many ways, but I feel similar in personality in a sense that I love the start up world and I love working with these people and who knows maybe I'll do a venture backed company one day, but uh everything that I do in my business life is about bootstrapping, but all my mentoring is pretty much about venture companies. So I think a lot of what I do is I try and you know, tell them all of the things that are opposite of what I did with schedule is to, uh, and uh, I really problem in the other direction and Felix uh, it's, I guess everyone's different, I think I just try and help out where I can based on what I've seen. One of the things I love the best actually is working with other mentors, I love working with a founder with multiple mentors and so I feel I try to not do harm, you know, the Hippocratic oath of mentoring, but I think it's easier to kind of say what's on your mind when it's balanced out with other mentors. So I don't know, I'm struggling to think like if there is a single pattern or thing that I see that I would help people with, maybe I'm going to think about that for a second, We can come back to it. Ben Sure, well maybe maybe maybe this is a different way to look at it. Like if you could go back years and mentor yourself, right? You you come to you with your idea for schedule is to, what kind of things would you say to yourself with the experience now that you have, Felix okay, a couple of things popping in my head, I don't know if these are pop things, but one of the things I tell Felix new founders is about linkedin, how wonderful linkedin is. It's the only social network that I understand, but I think that I, which says a lot about me, but I think I understand it pretty well and I tell them you can reach out to people on linkedin who can help you. And it's not sort of like, hey, look for another mentor or look for people to give you advice about X, y and z. But let's say you're starting a business in the analytic space. And let's say that it's very similar to maybe some of these three other businesses, maybe these folks would be competitors, of course, I would say reach out to those people, which is so counter to what a lot of people are comfortable doing. But, Felix and I have a formula for, they think that they'll never hear back from people. I have a formula for how to reach out and link, which is you craft an email that there is only one person in the world that can answer that email and that's the person you're sending it to. So if you ask someone a general question, like, you know, hey, how should I market this business or something? They'll think to themselves and I'm not gonna answer this, anyone can answer this. But if you ask them a question that only they would know and you make that connection in a way that hey, you are facing something that only they have seen, they will respond. So that's my sort of, that's one of the tips that I share is Felix make those connections with other people in the industry that you're going to be in, ask them a lot of the time, you know, they'll have some plan And one of the things they want to do is understand each step of the plan. They call it the risking that's like the $ word. So I think one of the best ways to sort of the risk a plan is to find out other people who follow that same path and succeeded and try and map that path on to some other path that a business has followed and then talk to those people and and run what you're going to do by them and ask them if it's going to work. Ben I love it. That's great. Felix So I can say also another thing that I that I offered that I believe, and I don't know if you agree with this, but I think that there are far a few different business types out their business structures out there than people think because we're in tech. We often, and let's say we're a venture backed company, we're doing something that the world has never seen before. It's going to take, It's gonna be the next unicorn. It's by sort of definition, nothing like anything else out there. But we extend that to the business structure and what I mean by that is how customers are required. What metrics that you should measure, how growth will happen, how marketing will operate, how you'll get your first customer, your th customer, your th customer and what your channels are those kinds of things. And Felix I don't think there is that many different patterns out there. I think that there's just a handful of patterns and there are businesses sometimes that introduce brand new patterns, but they're very rare. So a lot of the time, what I encourage people to do is to figure out exactly what they think their business structure or pattern is and then map it onto another business that was successful. That has the exact same pattern and maybe find three or four of them And then figure out how did they acquire their first customer? How did they acquire their th customers? And sometimes that you can find that out by looking for interviews and things like that. But reaching out to people as well that I just mentioned can be very, very powerful. So innovate where it matters. But you know, don't innovate everywhere. Ben Yeah, that, that lines up with uh, you know, the technology world, we have this idea that you should use boring technology because like you only have so much innovation, you can do in your business. Just use a plain old database, right, Don't, don't go crazy with the newfangled hotness. Right? And yeah, I think I totally agree with you actually like use those well worn paths, Use those channels that everyone has done times before because it's, you don't need to innovate there. Felix Yeah, you can find so much depth in anything that I think there's sort of a fear that at least I have this fear I always want to orient myself towards whatever I think is going to be the most interesting life. And so, but I think if, if everything is interesting, that doesn't necessarily add up to more interesting, I think that sometimes, you know, a lot of things can be boring, like you can be steve jobs and wear the same black turtleneck shirt every day. He's not innovating in his wardrobe, but that doesn't mean that he's not innovating, He's not maximizing innovation. So I try and remind myself of that. I think it's an easy fall to fall into and really being intentional. I would say here's an advice that I would give myself that I thought of and that's kind of aligned with, with, Felix with, with what I've been saying so far, which is uh huh A lot of thing I kind of think separate sort of opportunities into inbound and outbound, so inbound opportunities or opportunities that come to you, they arrive in your email box. They, you know, there's a phone call, a friend tells you something over lunch. You see a cool movie that inspires you. And then there's outbound an outbound happens because of some mental model that you have about the world and you intentionally decided to go and do something. And I think all the time you get bombarded with inbound stuff and most of it is not that interesting. And then sometimes something interesting comes along and you think, okay, I'm going to follow up on that. I actually think if someone ignores Felix and I think it's more subtle than ignore, but if someone does not respond to all inbound, they're way ahead of the game. If you just sort of erase every inbound email and never read it, you're way ahead of the game. And if you do things that are that are only outbound for, for your life and for your business? I think that that is very, very powerful and by ignore, I don't mean like let's say you see a movie and it's about, uh, some people that move to Argentina and reinvented themselves and that really inspires you and you think, okay, I could move to Argentina and you do and it's great. That kind of stuff happens all the time. And, but I don't think it's optimal. Felix I think you should watch that movie and be inspired, but then you should figure out what is it about that's inspiring? Is it living abroad? Is there something about Argentinian culture that's really cool. And then you should come up with some kind of a fitness function and you should also think what is the opportunity, cost of doing this versus everything else. And then you should as an outbound effort figure out. Okay. So I'm really gonna do this abroad thing. That's going to have the following characteristics. Where's the best place to be? And I bet you don't end up in Argentina. Felix I love it. That's, that's Ben awesome. And, and this is why years later, like I still find every conversation with you secret productive and sometimes inspirational to Felix write on. Ben It's great. It's great job with Felix as always. Um, I think that's a great place to wrap it. Uh, do you have any parting thoughts? Felix Um, yeah. How different did this conversation feel from a conversation that you and I might just have, Ben you know, it's pretty close. Yeah. Obviously like we've got, we've got the world listening with us and so it's a little different. It's not quite as intimate as usual. And of course we haven't talked about any numbers and things like that that we usually get down in the weeds with you and I, Felix but yeah, pretty close to our usual Ben cars. What do you think? Felix Um, closer than I thought? But I don't know, I might listen to this back and just be like, I'm not going to send bend the wave file. Ben Well, my pro tip is, I never listen to the recording. So I mean that's, Felix that's, that's the way I do it. Okay, good. Good. That's actually I should do that too. Ben It's easier that way. He really is. Well, thanks, thanks so much for you. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate you uh doing this for me and uh hanging out. I know that I've learned some things and I hope that people who listen to podcasts, I've also learned some things. If someone wants to reach out to you, where's the best place twitter maybe? Felix I don't know how to use twitter with twitter. You have to show me the ropes. Um I would say just you can send me an email. Uh you can find me on linkedin. How about Lincoln? There you go. Find me on linkedin and asked me a question that only I know how to answer Ben a lot. All right, Felix. Thanks again so much. So like Star usually does our outro is but I will I will try to fill in for Star as best I can and I will say you should, you know, go and review us somewhere. Give us those five stars on those podcast listening things that you do. And uh as always let us know if we can answering particular questions for you or talk about anything that you find interesting. Thanks so much for joining us and hope you have a great week. Felix Thanks Ben was awesome. Ben All right. So, you can stop the quicktime. We can stop
Habitat Podcast #147 - Lowell Larson joins Jared and Brian to catch up! Lowell was first on episode 53. Lowell is a class act and has invented a very neat planting device. We cover: Planting Nuts Large Scale using The Squirrel and The Squirrel 1.5, Wood Lot Replanting - Prior to Timber Harvest, New Product - Squirrel 1.5 Nut Planting Conditions - When is the best time to plant Acorns, Chestnuts, Cypress, Plumb Trees, etc, Stratification of Acorns - Tips and Tricks, Acorn Float Test, 10% off Code when you mention Habitat Podcast! The Squirrel - Nut Planting Device - Mention Habitat Podcast in the order notes for 10% off - https://bit.ly/3kdBp9V Leave us a great review here: https://apple.co/2uhoqOO Habitat Podcast Site: www.habitatpodcast.com Land Plans: LAND PLANS Habitat PODCASTS & GEAR: http://bit.ly/HABITATGEAR Realtree Land Pro - Lake States - https://bit.ly/34acwE9 Exodus Trail Cameras - https://bit.ly/ExodusHP Afflictor Broadheads - https://bit.ly/AfflictorBH Killer Food Plots - http://bit.ly/KillerFP 10% and free shipping w/code: HP10% Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25 Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10 Michigan Whitetail Pursuit - http://bit.ly/MWpursuit Habitat Podcast AMAZON Store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/habitatpodcast Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Lowell, CFP, helps high-income millennials create custom financial plans. We met on LinkedIn, where he is very active. I enjoyed our conversation. One of the high points was this quote from him: "The best plan to make is the one you'll stick to long-term." That goes for finances and life! Follow him on LinkedIn and check out his website!
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Lowell and David are joined by Will H., a Gauntlet GM, player, and pretty cool human. Show Notes: 00:01:21 - David's Games Played and Spotlight - Voidheart Symphony 00:14:31 - Will's Games Played and Spotlight - Rust Hulks 00:27:29 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Trail of Cthulhu Second Segment - 00:38:05- Will talks about Red Markets Giving Me Life 00:55:29 - David is enjoying his new garden 00:56:04 - Will has been volunteering to help new refugees 00:56:58 - Lowell is immersed in Adventure Time stuffs GCOG Events can be found here: https://bit.ly/GCOGEvents Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community
Faced with a dearth of school bus drivers, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is calling in the National Guard to get students to class. As a first step Baker is activating 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard to aid with school transportation in the hardest hit cities of Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn. Is this a long-term solution?
Faced with a dearth of school bus drivers, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is calling in the National Guard to get students to class. As a first step Baker is activating 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard to aid with school transportation in the hardest hit cities of Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn. Is this a long-term solution?
BOOKS! BOOKS! and more Books! Read these in this order below to improve mastery of yourself and improve your ability to build/do great things. Tried something different today. Let me know if you like it. Master List. Read in this order and let me know what you think! Franklin and […] The post Books that will change your life with Lowell Thompson #131 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
www.forleadersglobal.com Helping organisations build leaders worth following and culture worth reproducing FLG_S2_E13 Catherine Rymsha on the connection between listening and leadership In the workplace, there is generally a constant stream of competing priorities, new information, and leadership “skills” that need to be developed. Even after all the professional development days or short courses, there is one skill that seems to have been overlooked in the corporate world for decades: Listening. In this episode, you'll hear Catherine Rymsha unpack the necessity of listening and the relationship it has with leadership and performance. The skill of listening can prevent double handling, can help colleagues understand the vision and intent of a task, and equates to better communication and leadership in the workplace. This episode will inspire you to prioritise developing the art of listening in your personal and professional life. By working on and mastering this foundational skill, you'll be surprised at how quickly it helps elevate your leadership through your ability to be more attentive, understanding & more connected with others. ABOUT CATHERINE RYMSHA: https://www.theleadershipdecision.com/ Catherine M. Rymsha, EdD, is a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she teaches courses on leadership. Catherine spent over ten years in marketing/communications leadership roles ranging from marketing healthcare conferences to writing speeches on payment card security. She now leads learning and development for a software company. Her TEDx Talk, "Want to Become a Better Leader? Here's How. Just Listen," focuses on the importance of listening to leadership. She holds a master of science in leadership and a doctorate of education with a focus on organizational leadership from Northeastern University in Boston. For Leaders Global Resources: www.forleadersglobal.com Helping Organisations Build Leaders Worth Following & Culture Worth Reproducing Transforming Team Communication Program: The Exceptional Team Leader Executive Leadership Coaching Culture Formation & Development To get in contact with us and talk about how we can help you build leaders worth, dynamic teams and culture worth reproducing email us here: email@example.com or head to our website.
Today's show features two rockstar Realtors that are making major waves in the Memphis real estate scene and you're sure to enjoy both conversations on Episode 52. Our featured partners this week are ContractingPro and Renshaw Company Realtors. Max Rubenstein is one of the rising stars within the Keller Williams Realty family. In his five and a half years in the business, he's quickly established himself as a top performer having ranked in the top 100 agents in the city for each of his last three years all before hitting the age of 30. Crystal Mitchell with Emmett Baird Realty has had ALL of the jobs in real estate. She started her time in the industry doing recruiting for Crye-Leike, she did training and on-boarding for Kaizen, has worked on a real estate team, and as a solo agent. He next challenge to conquer is opening her own brokerage (Paradigm 21) which she says will open before 2021 is finished. Our first featured partner is ContractingPro. It's nearly impossible to find a professional contractor these days that you can feel comfortable putting your reputation on. Tripp, Lowell, Jeremy and the entire team at ContractingPro is one that you can count on to help the relationship you've built with your clients. Whether it's roofing, siding, windows, or recently added bathroom remodeling, they're team is up to the task and ready to help. To get a quote on your next renovation project, visit their website at www.mycontractingpro.com or call their office directly at 901-290-7686. Renshaw Company, formerly known as Renshaw Property Management, Renshaw Company Realtors has been serving the property management needs of real estate investors in the mid-south for over a decade as they managed nearly 1000 homes today. They also have a Referral Program for Realtors who send them property investors who are looking for a great property management partner. To find out more about this program and how Renshaw can help you, call Caleb Parr directly at 901-484-0478 or visit their website at www.renshawcompany.com. To connect with Max, you can call or text his cell at 901-826-8351, email him at Max@MaximumServiceGroup.com , or find him on social media at @msg.max . To connect with Crystal, you can call or text her cell at 901-864-2650 or email her at SoldWithCrystal901@gmail.com . If you need to connect with the show or reach Dane for any of your home insurance needs, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8 on Iowa's Newsworthy Past unravels as follows. The Wyoming Journal (Wyoming) 9/8/1927. Fiddlers and hog callers ; Why is it? ; Tribute to Milton H. Lowell pioneer resident of Wyoming ; Business getter adlets. Source: Digital Archives of Jones County http://jonescounty.advantage-preservation.com/ Music: Brendan Lee Spengler
Ket tells Kim about the 1995 horror flick starring their old pal the Cryptkeeper in his film debut, Tale from the Crypt: Demon Knight, starring Billy Zane and Jada Pinkett (not yet Smith)! The girls see what Lowell from Wings has been up to. They then spend literally the rest of the episode trying not to have demon sex with Billy Zane. Most importantly, we'll learn if Kim will live or die in Tale from the Crypt: Demon Knight. Dir. Ernest R. Dickerson Writers Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Mark Bishop Listen to season 1 of our new horror trivia pod! KIM AND KET'S SURVIVE THE CELLAR link.chtbl.com/kkstc New episodes every other Monday KKSAM Facebook Discussion Group!! "Sammies Stay Alive... Maybe" www.facebook.com/groups/kksampodcast Get acquainted with all things KIM & KET at www.kimandketstayalive.com Chat with the girls at email@example.com Peep the girls on Instagram: @kksampodcast Twit the girls on Twitter: @kksampodcast Book the face of the girls on Facebook: @kksampodcast Wear the shirts of the girls from the MERCH Store: kimandketstayalivemaybe.threadless.com Support the girls on PATREON at: www.patreon.com/kimandketstayalivemaybe Ok we'll see ourselves out. Thanks for listening! xo and #StayAlive, K&K Proud members of the Dread Podcast Network
Centered on defi and learning. Defi is an emerging parallel monetary system of open financial services such as savings/checking accounts, loans, asset trading, insurance, you name it being built primarily on the Ethereum blockchain. we get into the potential, applications, and the many exciting developments in open finance and defi. The post Abi Dharshan Discusses Learning , Decentralized Finance, Blockchain, and Web3 #130 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
Bill is internationally recognized as a leader in emergency planning, training and disaster management. In this episode we get into the California fires, space, and aliens! Links https://www.arsispace.com/kramer.htm The post Bill Kramer Discusses Emergency Management and Aliens! #129 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
Could 1/3 of Lob City return to the Clippers? Breaking down the idea of DeAndre Jordan returning to the LA Clippers as the 3rd center, discussing why the 44.5 win total prediction for the Clippers is too low, and Terance Mann gets the key to Lowell, MA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Discuss building a sleep care company, Web 3.0, crypto, books and more. Listen and see how you can earn $20 worth of crypto! The post Jibran Khan on Sleep, Wellness, Crypto, Web 3.0, and More #128 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
* Guest: Lowell Nelson - CampaignForLiberty.org - RonPaulInstitute.org. * Canada Adds Bell's Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot! * In a Dec. 22, 2020 article in The Vaccine Reaction, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), reported that staff members of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had recommended monitoring people who received Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID shots for Bell's palsy. Fisher noted that the recommendation had been made after the FDA staff had analyzed clinical trial data for both products used by the manufacturers to apply for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to distribute the products in the US before full licensure. * Health Freedom Symposium 2021: Fri-Sat, Sep 10-11 - YourHealthFreedom.org. * Liberty Conference 2021: Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23 - Salt Palace in Utah - WeCANAct.net, Promo Code "Lowell". * Kabul Has Fallen – But Don't Blame Biden - Ron Paul - Unless there is a major purge of those who lied and misled, we can count on these disasters to continue until the last US dollar goes up in smoke. "American citizens must also share some blame. Until more Americans rise up and demand a pro-America, non-interventionist foreign policy they will continue to get fleeced by war profiteers." * Thomas Jefferson's Blueprint for Dealing With the National Debt - Reduce spending. * Biden's Other Unwinnable War - Jeffrey A. Tucker.
4th+ dimension aliens, UFOs/UAPs, space, and everything that has been coming out the last few years. Rai knows this topic inside and out and this episode is great for expanding your thought process on this... The post Dr. Rai Menges on Aliens, UFO/UAP, and Multidimensional Life #127 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
“People buy products from companies that believe what they believe. If you don't start off with a strong belief system, then it's really difficult to create an authentic brand. In this internet world where people see through everything and have access to everything, authenticity is really essential.” - Shawn GoldWelcome back to the To Be Blunt podcast! In this episode, Shayda Torabi welcomes Shawn Gold, founder of Pilgrim Soul, to share his strategies in establishing an authentic brand with a strong belief system, challenging default thinking, and embracing creative thinking in marketing.[00:01 – 05:23] How Shawn Gold Started in Cannabis[05:24 – 18:19] Pilgrim Soul and The Creative Perspective and Ideation in Market Positioning[18:20– 28:24] Utilizing Product Features for Branding Perspective[20:00 – 34:21] Influencing Loyalty in the Brand[34:22 – 43:08] Fostering an Emotive Experience with Customers[43:09 – 56:04] Leveraging Media and Tools to Effectively Market[56:05 – 57:43] Food for Thought: What Prompts You to Connect to Yourself Deeply?Shawn Gold is Founder and CEO of Pilgrim Soul, a mission-driven cannabis brand focused on optimizing human creative performance to gain a competitive edge in business and life. Until recently, Shawn was CMO of Lowell Herb Co., one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in North America. He has been an advisor to other leading cannabis brands including MedMen and Charlottes Web. Previous to Lowell, he was CMO at TechStyle Fashion Group in its growth to over $1Billion in sales. Before TechStyle he was head of entertainment brand partnerships at Wattpad.com. Before Wattpad, he oversaw sales, marketing, and content development as CMO of Inside Studios. In the early days of social media, Shawn was CMO, head of marketing & content for MySpace, spearheaded the development and implementation of marketing initiatives and campaigns during its growth from 25 to 110 million users worldwide. Prior to MySpace, he was a partner and the founding publisher of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular blogs that included Engadget, Joystiq, and Autoblog, now part of Verizon. As head of communications planning for Rare Medium, Shawn helped launch digital communications strategies for brands at P&G, General Mills, Nestle, Mattel, and other international brand marketing companies.Connect with ShawnVisit https://www.pilgrimsoul.com/ and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @pilgrim_soul_creative & @CreativityOnCannabisShayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she's one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas' premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female-run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabiKey Quote:“The general concept of finding your big ideal as a brand or even as a human being all goes back to who you are, what you stand for, and what your role in society is as a brand.” - Shawn GoldSPONSORSHIP is brought to you by Restart CBD. Check them out for your CBD needsLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to join me for eRESTART CBD RESTART CBD is an education first CBD wellness brand shipping nationwide. restartcbd.com
Host: Alex CrowGuest: Aaron Lowell Denton@aaronlowellPortraits courtesy of Anna Powell DentonRecorded in Los Angeles, CA and Bloomington, IN via Zoom.Music by Hideout HillThanks to our episode sponsor TeamPeople. For more information, visit - https://www.teampeople.tvFor the latest employment opportunities, visit the TeamPeople Job Board - https://teampeople.secure.force.com/careers/
Jammi and Lowell bring on Thomas Manuel, Gauntlet member, game designer, and writer Show Notes: 00:01:08 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Against the Dark Conspiracy 00:12:34 - Thomas' Games Played and his Spotlight - For the Queen 00:21:32 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Wanderhome Second Segment - 00:34:03 - Thomas talks about the joys of playtesting Giving Me Life 00:44:03 - Lowell is getting life from Olivia Rodrigo 00:45:08 - Thomas just finished Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles 00:45:58 - Jammi is digging the music of Orville Peck Thomas's itch games can be found here: https://notrueindian.itch.io/ His newsletter is here: https://ttrpg.substack.com/
Creative director and UX strategist, and principal of the digital studio ActiveColor that focuses on digital brand experiences and solutions. With 15 years in the field, Damjan is comfortable wearing numerous hats ranging from creative... The post Damjan Krajacic Creative Director at ActiveColor Discusses UI/UX, Music, and Healthcare #126 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
The two real estate rock stars on Episode 47 built their businesses in different ways but still were able to prove that there's more than one way to make it in this business. Our featured partners this week are Community Mortgage and ContractingPro. Rip Haney with Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has been in real estate for 28 years and each of those years at the exact same brokerage he started with back in the early 90s. This lifelong Memphian has a penchant for consistency in his production as this Lifetime Member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Club also served as it's President in 2016-17. Tracy Jefferson with Crye-Leike Bartlett transitioned to real estate after a career in the medical field and with a local non-profit but eventually felt pulled around her 40th birthday to bet on herself and that move has been incredibly rewarding. Our first featured partner is Community Mortgage. Help your clients get a $100 Visa gift card by getting an Apples to Apples loan estimate from one of the mortgage pros at Community. To help your buyers have that extra spending money after closing, have them email ApplesToApples@CommunityMTG.com or call their office at 901-759-4400 and request an Apples to Apples comparison of their loan estimate from another lender. Our second featured partner is ContractingPro. It's nearly impossible to find a professional contractor these days that you can feel comfortable putting your reputation on. Tripp, Lowell, Jeremy and the entire team at ContractingPro is one that you can count on to help the relationship you've built with your clients. Whether it's roofing, siding, windows, or recently added bathroom remodeling, they're team is up to the task and ready to help. To get a quote on your next renovation project, visit their website at www.mycontractingpro.com or call their office directly at 901-290-7686. To connect with Rip, you can connect with him through his website www.RipHaneyRealtor.com , or call his office at 901-682-1868 or his cell directly at 901-351-2190 To connect with Tracy, you can call her office at 901-372-3690 or her cell directly at 901-218-4006 or even email her at tracy.jefferson@CLHomes.com. If you need to connect with the show or reach Dane for any of your home insurance needs, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We all have to make a decision on whether we want to be a leader and how we choose to lead. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Dr Catherine Rymsha, author of The Leadership Decision. Catherine and Kevin chat about: Leaders defining what leadership means to them; The effect of the pandemic on leadership approach; and Finding the balance between being there for your people but also holding them accountable. Dr Catherine Rymsha is a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she teaches courses on leadership. Catherine spent over ten years in marketing/communications leadership roles and now leads learning and development for a software company. ----- You can find out more about Catherine on the Cocktail Leadership blog here. You can engage with Cocktail Leadership on the website, where you will also find links to our social media: Follow Cocktail Leadership on Twitter Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram ----- Produced by Simpler Media
In this episode, host Victoria “Vicky” Lowell will welcome you back from summer vacation and talk about some great things on the horizon. Victoria Lowell is a financial advocate, coach, international bestselling author of “Empower your Worth: A Woman's Guide to Increasing Self-Worth and Net Worth.” and the founder of Empowered Worth, a financial-education platform that empowers women to become active participants in their own financial future and well-being. In late 2018 she left Wall Street and followed her passion to help women assert themselves fiscally. Her expertise in this field has led to her hosting this podcast, conferences and webinars, motivational speaking and being a guest on many tv, radio and podcast shows. Thanks for listening! It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, head on over to www.empoweredworth.com . With this podcast, we are building a community of Empowered Women that we hope to inspire to a better their lives and take their place at the financial table. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1092671450939354/ Social Media links Instagram - @empoweredworth Facebook - @victorialowellew & @empoweredworth Twitter - @empoweredworth Pinterest - @empoweredworth You Tube - @empoweredworth Website – www.empoweredworth.com Sign up for our FREE MEMBERSHIP and get our Basic On-Demand Personal Finance Course. https://empoweredworth.com/product/basic-membership Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us a review We appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from our listeners not only help us improve, but also help others find us in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!
In this episode we are joined again by Jim who is one of the greatest leaders in the Space space. We discuss rockets, engines, cofounding a company, building a team, life at SpaceX, hiring, and... The post Jim Cantrell CEO / Co-founder Phantom Space Discusses New Mission, Hiring, and Aliens #125 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
Sherri and Lowell bring on Matthew Arcilla - Gauntlet member and video game journalist Show Notes: 00:01:12 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Hearts of Wulin: Numberless Secrets 00:13:56 - Matthew's Games Played and his Spotlight - Paragon systems games 00:23:25 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Dune Second Segment - 00:40:51 - Matthew talks about XBox Outsider! Giving Me Life 00:51:42 - Sherri is digging the Nikki Up2U series of games 00:54:42 - Matthew is getting life from Twitch and Discord interactions with folx 00:57:20 - Lowell is enjoying A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Matthew's articles on XBox Outsider can be found here: https://xboxoutsider.com/author/matthew-arcilla/ His Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/arcillamatthew
This episodes breaks those clichés a part and shows the truth that grit and perseverance can get you. It is a great update on Murat and how ML/AI in biotech can change the world. Additionally, Murat has been on the show before as well so it's exciting to see what he has been up to for the last few years. The post Murat Tunaboylu Founder Antiverse 2 Year Raise, Hiring Distributed Team, and ML/AI in biotech #124 first appeared on Learning with Lowell.
What are the different kinds of asteroids? What are they made of? How can we send missions to capture them, and what will we do once we get one? I discuss these questions and more in today's Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutter Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/PaulMSutter Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE! Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Matthew K, Chris L, Barbara K, Duncan M, Corey D, Justin Z, Neuterdude, Nate H, Andrew F, Naila, Aaron S, Scott M, Rob H, Lowell, David B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Tom, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, RDavid B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, Richard S, Sam R, Thomas K, James C, Jorg D, R Larche, Syamkumar M, John S, Fred S, Homer V, Mark D, Brianna V, Colin B, Bruce A, Steven M, Brent B, Bill E, Tim Z, Thomas W, Linda C, Joshua, David W, Aissa F, Tom G, Marc H, Avery P, Scott M, Michael G, Katelyn, Thomas H, Farshad A, Matthias S, Kenneth D, Maureen R, and Michael W! Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing. Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).
What are the different kinds of asteroids? What are they made of? How can we send missions to capture them, and what will we do once we get one? I discuss these questions and more in today's Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutter Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/PaulMSutter Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book Go on an adventure: http://www.AstroTours.co Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE! Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Matthew K, Chris L, Barbara K, Duncan M, Corey D, Justin Z, Neuterdude, Nate H, Andrew F, Naila, Aaron S, Scott M, Rob H, Lowell, David B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Tom, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, RDavid B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, Richard S, Sam R, Thomas K, James C, Jorg D, R Larche, Syamkumar M, John S, Fred S, Homer V, Mark D, Brianna V, Colin B, Bruce A, Steven M, Brent B, Bill E, Tim Z, Thomas W, Linda C, Joshua, David W, Aissa F, Tom G, Marc H, Avery P, Scott M, Michael G, Katelyn, Thomas H, Farshad A, Matthias S, Kenneth D, Maureen R, and Michael W! Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing. Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com). 00:00 Measuring the Age of the Universe 04:05 The Cosmic Microwave Background 06:55 Supernovae 08:59 The “Crisis” in Cosmology 12:52 Potential Solutions We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by Astrosphere New Media. http://www.astrosphere.org/ Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.
How did so much junk get up in space? How can we clean it up? How is it making light pollution worse? I discuss these questions and more in today's Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutter Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/PaulMSutter Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE! Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Matthew K, Chris L, Barbara K, Duncan M, Corey D, Justin Z, Neuterdude, Nate H, Andrew F, Naila, Aaron S, Scott M, Rob H, Lowell, David B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Tom, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, RDavid B, Frank T, Tim R, Alex P, Tom Van S, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Richard K, Steve P, Dave L, Chuck C, Stephen M, Maureen R, Stace J, Neil P, lothian53 , COTFM, Stephen S, Ken L, Debra S, Alberto M, Matt C, Ron S, Joe R, Jeremy K, David P, Norm Z, Ulfert B, Robert B, Fr. Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Edward K, Callan R, Darren W, JJ_Holy, Tracy F, Sarah K, Bill H, Steven S, Ryan L, Ella F, Richard S, Sam R, Thomas K, James C, Jorg D, R Larche, Syamkumar M, John S, Fred S, Homer V, Mark D, Brianna V, Colin B, Bruce A, Steven M, Brent B, Bill E, Tim Z, Thomas W, Linda C, Joshua, David W, Aissa F, Tom G, Marc H, Avery P, Scott M, Michael G, Katelyn, Thomas H, Farshad A, Matthias S, Kenneth D, Maureen R, and Michael W! Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing. Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com). Video credits: NASA, ESA, Planck, WMAP, Illustris
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton to discuss the week's top stories, including the infrastructure negotiations, SCOTUS decisions to gut voter rights, and more. Then, WGA East Executive Director Lowell Peterson joins to discuss the unionization efforts at MSNBC Digital. Digby and Sam start off the show by looking back to the start of their careers in the wake of the 2000 election, 9/11, and the Iraq War. They reflect on the disturbing legacy Donald Rumsfeld leaves behind, focused on his role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens, and how he and the Republican machine used 9/11 as the perfect jumping-off point for bombing the Middle East, before remembering somewhat more fondly the absurdity of conservative culture war around France's pushback to the attacks. After looking deeper into how today's Republican authoritarianism stems from the legacy of the Bush Administration, Lowell Peterson of the WGA joins to discuss the recent boom in media unionization. He and Sam look into the unionization effort at MSNBC Digital, and the irony of listening to a supposedly pro-union company explain why collective bargaining is good everywhere but under their roof. Sam also cover's the development in yesterday's SCOTUS decisions, and the dark shadow rising over the future of getting money out of politics and democracy as a whole. And in the Fun Half: Andy Kindler joins to provide an industry perspective on Ben Shapiro's analysis of conservative values in film. They explore the fundamental importance of choice in the pro-life film, A Quiet Place, the view that we exist beyond our earthly bodies as expressed in Soul, and the general right-wing theme of overcoming our social context… even when that context is capitalism. Then, Sam covers the Exxon leak, exploring the disturbing behind-the-scenes of fossil fuel executives ensuring the US Senate stays in line with their interests, and a green Kyrsten Sinema offers up a perfect take on today's issues facing… Kyrsten Sinema, plus, your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: email@example.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that's discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon.com/majorityreport to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MAJORITYREPORT at checkout to get free shipping. Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn