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Chasing Clarity
Ep.77 - Owen Cavanagh. Airbrush artist, Gallery owner, Exhibition curator.

Chasing Clarity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 29:56


Owen Cavanagh and I look at each others frozen screens as storms engulf Brisbane all the way to Noosa. We wait for about an hour and start to record. I've passed Owens work many, many times on a quest to find a grinding cyclone right hander. The first over 20 years ago, I remember my co pilot pointing out "The Wave on the shed" and that we would be scoring so many waves like that in about 40mins...we did...and on the way home I remember looking at that wave piece thinking I truly had found my surfing Mecca.If you haven't already...and you fancy your image on the cover of issue 2 of Chasing Clarity magazine...to enter tag @chasingclaritypodcast on instagram and #chasingclaritypodcastmag in your posts. You can enter as many times as you like and you have until the 14th of Feb 2022 to get your submissions in.I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' and the digital magazine 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram -@senseiodellhttps://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you...don't be offended!Don't forget review on ITUNES if you listen there!Odell Harris:https://www.odellharris.com/https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link above.Think of it as buying me a coffee once a month to say "Thanks...I enjoyed those Eps...and I acknowledge the amount of work that goes into it."https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773Owen Cavanagh:https://www.facebook.com/owensurfart

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Chris Schroeder - Gravel Racer and Gravel Team Manager

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:43


This week we sit down with Dimond Factory Racing's Chris Schroeder. We learn about Chris' transition from professional triathlon to that of a gravel racer. We also look at his decision to start a racing team versus continuing as a privateer. Dimond Factory Racing Instagram Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated transcription, please excuse the typos:   Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton. This week on the podcast, we've got Colorado based professional gravel racer, Chris Schroeder. Chris is not only a racer, but he's also the manager of the diamond factory racing team. His path to gravel racing was from that of, uh, as a professional triathlete. Interestingly, I learned that the private tier model, as it's known. It's something that's quite prevalent. In the triathlon world. But Chris didn't really want to take that model forward. He really wanted to build. Uh, professional gravel racing team. So i thought it'd be interesting to get his perspective to hear about his experience in the gravel world thus far and more importantly hear about what his plans are for 2022 with his teammate. Before we jump in, I need to thank this. Week's sponsor athletic greens. Athletic greens is literally a product I use every single day. I've been an athletic greens user for many years prior to actually starting the podcast. I really didn't have the time nor inclination to take a bunch of pills and vitamins. To get some of my nutritional basis covered. So when I found out about ag one, was stoked about how convenient it was going to be for me. So what's in this stuff with one delicious scoop of athletic greens, you're absorbing 75 high quality vitamins minerals, whole food sorts, superfoods, probiotics, and APTA Jens. To help start your day. Right? The special blend of ingredients supports gut health, your nervous system, your immune system, your energy recovery focus and aging. All the things. This is particularly poignant at this moment, as I just got back from two back-to-back 90 mile days. Uh, riding down to Santa Cruz, California, and backup to my home in Marin county. Athletic greens. I brought one of their travel packs with me to take on Sunday morning as I got up and started my second big day. And when I got home, I blasted another one simply because I needed a little bit more. I knew I'd run the battery down pretty darn low with this weekends, riding and athletic greens all is gives me the confidence that I'm at least covering my baselines nutritionally. Build on top of that a healthy diet and you've got yourself a winning combination Athletic greens will cost you less than $3 a day. You're investing in your health and it's cheaper than your cold brew habit. Athletic greens as over 7,505 star reviews. And is recommended by professional athletes. Right now it's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient daily nutrition. Especially in the middle of cold and flu season. It's just one scoop in a cup of water every day. That's it. No need for millions of different pills and supplements to look out for your health. To make it easy. Athletic greens is going to give you a free one year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. Again, that's athletic greens.com/the gravel ride to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance. Would that business out of the way. Let's jump right in to my interview with Chris. [00:03:15] Craig Dalton: Chris welcome to the show. [00:03:17] Chris Schroeder: Great to be here [00:03:18] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I'm excited when you reached out to me, I think this is going to be a really interesting discussion. The starting point for all my conversations is always to get a little bit of your background as a cyclist, how you came into the sport and how ultimately you started riding. [00:03:31] Chris Schroeder: So it's hard to say how I came into cycling. I came into cycling and triathlon at the same time. About 15 years old, my family relocated from Telluride, Colorado to New York city. And at the time New York city is has a giant cycling presence. Contrarians are a very big thing there. They do a lot of races in central park and the surrounding area. So as a way for me to find something to do when I was there, I started running of those, the local cycling club. It wasn't a race club. It was. A website or a form, or you just go on there and they say, right, we have a group ride every couple of mornings and you know, it was fun. I had a old road bike and then the same exact time I was getting into that, I also equally wanting to get into triathlon. So that was a great like way for me to start training and start preparing. And as that grew, I did a couple of bike races and at the same time training for triathlons eventually just kept going into triathlon and kept doing more of the. And at the same time, I was always a very big fan of cycling. I would always watch the races. I would always follow the riders and that was like a restaurant, but I was a fan of cycling. So I just kept coming up and triathlon. Eventually I went to college at university of Colorado here in Boulder, and Boulder is a great community for pro triathletes and cyclists of all kinds. It's just a Mecca for it. And I ended up eventually becoming a professional in, I believe 20. 15 though, like end of 2015, I went on and raised five years, professional triathlete, you know, I got a lot out of it. I traveled the world. I raised on like six different continents. I met amazing people like throughout the whole way, but at the end of the five years, I just, I wasn't content with where my career was and I wasn't really, I think it plateaued. I just wasn't moving. I wasn't getting the results. I needed to continue doing the sport. And I just stagnated and going into 2020, I had this mindset and I had signed up for, to just a way out. I was like, know, I'm going to finish this sport by dating my first full iron man. So I went to go, the plan was all right, I'm going to go do Ironman, New Zealand. And a couple months before that there was a race in Oklahoma called the Oklahoma gravel Gower at the time. And I kinda knew that I got this sport gravel. I really liked it because it reminded me a lot of the monuments in cycling, like cargo bay, the dynamic just of the just bad-ass like let's get out here and get dirty and strongest man wins kind of mentality. So I knew going into that race. Not really know anything. I was like, didn't have a gravel bag and laid that on my road bike with the biggest tires I could fit. And I ended up having a great race. So early on, I got a new move of Ted king. We went on for a while. Like I eventually got dropped. I got picked up by two guys behind and then ended up beating both of them in the sprint to finish second. So all of a sudden I had this hot iron. What I use then to go on to use, to create this transition to gravel. [00:06:48] Craig Dalton: Interesting. Yeah, for me, it's not super surprising that you had a great cycling experience in New York. It might've been. 10 years ago before I knew a bunch of people from New York and realized like how great the scene is there for a road racing. It's maybe a little surprising that you got into triathlons out of New York, but obviously there's a lot of great road running there and triathlon. There's a few good races in that neck of the woods. [00:07:14] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, we'll come back to that. When we started talking about diamond and stuff like that. But when I, because I had that result in Oklahoma, when I went on to do Ironman New Zealand, you know, the race went, it was a good way to end the closing. On my drunker and made me feel very contented, very like, all right. I did everything I could and I got what I got out of it. And then I'm probably the only person in the world who this positive came from. COVID where the world's shut down. As soon as like, before I even left New Zealand, the world's start shutting down. It's a miraculous, I even got able to leave the country, the roads shut down. All these triathlon races got canceled. All of a sudden the sport that I don't want to do isn't happening anymore. But I have all these sponsors that need me to do something. So when I was able to do with all my current sponsors to say, Hey, I can't race a triathlon because there was no triathlons. I can go do another gravel race where I already had this giant buzz, this giant pop and a good result or this year. So with that, I was able to just start doing gravel races with all my sponsors, still supporting me. They were just supporting me as they were and things just went well. And then. Mid 2020, we just started really committing to, we're just going to start a team. We're not going to have minimums or anything like that. We're just going to work at the end of the January 1st. We're announcing this team and it can be big, small, whatever, wherever we land, we're going to go with. You know, we were very fortunate in having Jared come on, board, our videographer, and he really is the only reason this team was able to exist in 2021. I did Belgium wall fried Cedar city September, 2020. He came out made. What I think still to this day is his best piece of work, which was a video covering my experience. There really just raw showing that experience. I was able to then all these sponsors I was talking to at the time that were like, eh, we don't really know. I was able to send them this video. And it was like talking to a different person. All of a sudden the conversation went my way and we were able to close a couple of deals with at the time Kenda tires and vision components, both of which were huge. I, we desperately needed both of those contracts. Eventually a hybrid clothing and Lin helmets came on board to help us out. And then we had. We had the support. We had the writers, we had a product, which was our video production and assets, and that kind of launched us into 2021. [00:09:48] Craig Dalton: That's a super interesting story about how athletes need to package themselves up in order to be successful in this. I want to go back a little bit to that transition period. And as a quick side note, I also retired as a triathlete from Ironman, New Zealand, not professional, not fast, but it was my last iron man. And I agree. It's something, if you get into the sport of triathlon, regardless of the level, having that iron man experience is just it. I think it is very similar to these epic gravel events. We're just getting across the finish line can be such a magic. Thing in your history that everybody should try to do it. [00:10:24] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, absolutely. I I it's just like in the moment I was just miserable. Like I was. A lot of stuff, like just in my life and where I was my career, but I, because I finished it. I can just, I don't have to look back cause I'm just I'm so much more content than I would be. Had I not done that? [00:10:41] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred percent. I'm also curious, you know, it sounds like the 72.2 distance was a strong suit of yours. Then you moved up to the Ironman distance. When you started going to these long gravel events, what kind of parallels did you see from the endurance and mental strength required to complete an Ironman or a long distance triathlon to what you were seeing at the gravel of. [00:11:04] Chris Schroeder: Well, it's hard. I don't think 70.3 is Ironman. You can draw a lot of parallel parallels, the 70.3 distance. Not as much because those races are dynamic. You are racing. An Ironman is a lot more similar in the sense you. Not raising, you're all just trying to finish. And one of you happens to finish before the others. Definitely the mental attitude that you have in an Ironman of when you're just trying to finish it. I've nothing else to do today. If always I keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually cross the line. That's like the unfortunate gravel mentality for a lot of these 10 plus hour events or. Even the comment, I feel like 125 miles is the common distance for gravel. You're still looking at a seven hour day for the fast guys. Like it's a lot of time out there versus the 71 is really four hours. Most professionals go way under that now. So it's hard to say, like, I think honestly my biggest asset transitioning to gravel was just the amount of time has been being a fan of cycling and why. Professional races and just admiring the tactics. [00:12:09] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think one of the things that has come up on a number of occasions and in my own personal experience with triathlon was just. Stuff's going to go wrong and you just gotta move forward and get on with it. And the events are long enough that you can have a really bad nutrition or hydration moment and come back around. If you just fuel the system in the right. [00:12:28] Chris Schroeder: absolutely. I think in gravel, The gravel, you can get a little more catastrophic with your failures. You're talking about just breaking everything is breakable on a gravel race tire wheel by Canterbury's yourself. Like it's all up in the air. In a triathlon you can bonk or you can get a flat like those. Those are really the two bad scenarios and the gravel is just, you just don't know what's going to go wrong. There's so many options. [00:12:50] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred [00:12:51] Chris Schroeder: Like for Unbound with, you have to basically be able to rebuild your entire bike is rather than. [00:12:57] Craig Dalton: Speaking of Unbound. So 2020, you sort of get your gravel legs underneath you. You have the good fortune of having sponsors that are willing to pivot with you because gravel was going off more than the triathlon world was you fell in love with it 2021, you register from Unbound. And there's a great video of your experience there. So why don't you talk to us about your experience? What was your. Expectations and goals going in and how did it play? [00:13:22] Chris Schroeder: Unmanned was definitely a little emotional. Like it's a, like, it's a lot that goes into it. It's really very parallel to the Ironman world championships in terms of prestige And just the hype around it. I definitely went into it a little ignorant of just like what's about to happen. I made some just blatant mistakes, but ultimately I just wasn't trained properly for it. And completely just melted in the, it's hard to describe for people that haven't done Unbound it's 200 miles. I think the winter did like 10 hours and 30 minutes this year. So you, would expect this, the race to play out in something in a way that would, you know, relate to someone trying to pace themselves for about long race. In the beginning, like three hours of Unbound are just you're on the pace [00:14:20] Craig Dalton: Did you enter that race thinking I'm going to stick with the lead group? You know, this is going to be my tactic in those first three. [00:14:27] Chris Schroeder: yeah, I just didn't do a couple blatant things. I didn't preview enough of the course. I preview maybe the first like 20 miles and then like mile like 25, we entered this just ridiculous Doubletrack section. Bodies everywhere. And it's like, as a easy tactical error, I was 58 wheels back when we entered that section. And this is probably my biggest advice for anyone racing gravel is it's not ever the effort of being in the front group. That's going to get you. It's the effort of having to chase back onto the front group. That's going to kill you and having to do that twice. Cause there was two Doubletrack sections and both of those sections I wasn't prepared. I was out of. And then leaving them. I had to chase back on. And then those efforts are the ones that really take it out of you where you're doing 10, 15 minutes, just like everything you've got to try and chase back on. That's the effort you can't recover from. And that's also the same effort that you're burning. Very precious fuel. You're brewing your body's heating up, like, you know, the internal temperature and all that's just going up and to ever recover from that. Like you almost have to completely just start going easy to even recover from it. So that's like the thing that kind of like led to the, my, a larger downfall in that race was just those big efforts from just not being prepared with the course that resulted in just like catastrophic kind of blow up that I had. It's hard to say like 200 miles is a lot. It's a lot to train for, to being competitive. And I think that perhaps for 2022, I might actually pivot and race the a hundred mile and Unbound with the thought process of just being like at, in the 200, you know, what's realistic from results standpoint. You know, everything goes well, like my best day, where am I finishing? You know, perhaps on my best day, I'm finishing ninth in the laundry. That's a huge result. I think on an average day I could win the hundred. So from an athlete perspective and a business perspective, I'd have to think, all right, where's the optimal value right now? I'm seeing it in the a hundred, you know, the a hundred got a lot of press still. The winner was on a lot of the magazines are not, he's like the news articles that we came out about it. I think that I might be taking a step back from doing the 200 Unbound this year to refocus and prioritize the a hundred and really go after a result there. [00:17:04] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it is interesting, you know, a hundred is a lot more racing distance than a 200, as you said. I think the top men and women, like they know how to handle that a high-octane three hour, first, three hour of Unbound, and then go back to a more comfortable level and then race, you know, another six hours later. But at least [00:17:23] Chris Schroeder: Absolutely. I think that 200 miles, the thing is this, I think eventually Unbound will suffer from this is that it's not dynamic watching 200 miles race. Ironman has the same problem. It's not interesting watching any of our race because not enough is happening to keep you entertained. Unbound is the same thing. The last five hours of it, or even more boring than the first five we're watching the more boring Bard, because everyone's just dying at that point. And they're just dying in a direction towards the finish line. A hundred mile raising is completely different, you know, it's completely dynamic the whole entire time. You're because it's shorter. People are able to stay together longer and makes for more interesting race. And that's where I think the. I get the gravel has this mindset of like longer is more gravel or something along those lines, but there is a line where you need to just like adding miles for the sake of adding miles is just not like, what's it doing? I had this conversation with Jim Miller at BWR at Cedar city where this year they, it used to end where you do. Like a mile, like 105, you'd go from do like five miles of single track. And then you get on a bike path and it was like three months to finish line and they added like 17 miles of like, you face the thing on track and then just do 17 miles of like nothing gravel and an around like construction sites. Like you're on the road going through like neighborhoods, like you're on the road going through an industrial park. And I was just like, why did you add that? Like, it did nothing for the race. You have this beautiful. You know, you're struggling. You Google, these climbs, you get to the single track, just getting there is such an accomplishment. You've finished this very hard tangled, downhill, single track, and then you're on a bike path to the finish line. And that was like, when you think of a race and you're no, one's saying you have to have a certain distance, so you should just try and have the best race course you can. And by adding those extra miles, you didn't really do. You did the opposite. You made us all finish with the last hour of stuff that we saw. An airplane hanger and a construction site and utility soft. Like I just think that some of these race directors need to not have the mindset of longer is better. [00:19:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's interesting. It's interesting to get your perspective as someone more towards the front end of the race, because I've got the mid pack perspective. And, but I tend to agree with you. Like, for me beyond a hundred miles just is not something I really can ever get fit enough for being, you know, a professional and a family man. Like that's just not happening in my world. So I'm not. Super pro those things and I can in talking to you definitely get it that you're not going to get a very dynamic race with 20 people battling it out. If it's 200 miles, because half of those people are going to drop out from mechanicals. Others are going to drop out through nutrition, and you're going to end up with this battle of attrition that maybe leaves it as we've seen in the last couple of years, two or three people duking out a little bit. Towards the end of the 200. And then maybe if you're lucky it's a sprint finish. [00:20:38] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I'm the same way. Like I just visit logically like that a hundred mile to like a fast, 125 mile course. That's my sweet spot. And I think that, I don't know if I would say, like, it was a hard lesson to learn that I'm not in this current state of 200 mile racer. I'm a lot better at that a hundred, 1 25 kind of range. Yeah, accepting, like, look, I'm at a couple of these events, like take gravel worlds, for example, like it's just not, it's not great for me. I can do, you know, really well on a faster, less climbing, 125 mile course, but longer than that, I'm just not ready. Like I just don't have the years and miles of this intensity in the legs. Like, even though it triathlon. Obviously still very bike heavy. I don't have the intensity that these races are run out for that long a time. [00:21:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. So speaking of that, What, when you transitioned you talked about this a little bit, but how would you care to characterize your gravel skillset? Are you feeling technically strong or is that still like, you're a horsepower guy from your triathlon days? [00:21:46] Chris Schroeder: it's a hard one. It's definitely something I'm I work really hard to improve. Is my technical skills, not just like Unbound and it's a good example of well early stages. And I would say like the first 30 miles on a mountain, you are in a giant group and you need to be 10. We still don't have to move within that group in a very comfortable way. You need to be really comfortable, bumping elbows and shoulders. And I did a lot to help myself with that. I raised a lot of like criteriums on the local scene. I did a cyclocross this season, all with that in mind. Not only do I want to get better at it. I want to be known as someone who is very proficient at my handling and my positioning, because I think that's one of the biggest gaps in gravel where you can take advantage of is a technical skill, especially for descending. It's very hard. It's not like the road at all. Cause there's so many things going on in any given turn. So just getting better at that skill is something I really wanted to invest in, in the off season. And hopefully that kind of. Pays for itself, this coming season. [00:22:49] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that goes into another one of my sort of desires for the sport. I love when event organizers do throw in technical elements of the course. Cause I do think the best gravel racers that I want to see that I admire. They've got that full bag of tricks, right? They can go well when it's a basic gravel road or pavement, but they also can thrive in the technical elements of the sport. And you definitely see, and it sounds like you're very attuned to. The types of events that are going to suit you well, so maybe you're not going to a super single tracky event today, as you're continuing to build that skillset. [00:23:23] Chris Schroeder: And you're also not going to see me doing like I'm 63 and like 170 pounds. Like I'm not going uphills quick. Like you're not gonna see me a Toshar. I did that race this year and I was like, this is awful. This isn't for the big boys. So like knowing also like, what race am I realistically going to be competitive to that person? What race do I just not like, don't just, don't go do that. Like just don't do that race. You can just skip it. Like there's nothing wrong with skipping a race. So I think it's just a lesson where you have to just sit and go, let's take an honest look at things. This is what I'm good at. This is what I'm horrible at it. So we shouldn't go to races that have a big emphasis on stuff that I'm bad at. I. I definitely agree with you where I think that in gravel, every race should have like one call it feature of just ridiculousness. Like each racing I'll throw in a single track section, throw in some river crossings, you know, something like that. Just to I think it's always fun just to have that one kind of obstacle that race will then become known for. [00:24:20] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's like a preeminent criteria. It just spices things up. And in this scenario you'd know about it. Right. You know, there's the technical, single track coming up and that it may create a, a. that might be someone's opportunity to take advantage of their particular skillset, knowing full well that, you know, they're less proficient in another discipline. I remember hearing pace and McKelvin talking about the rule of three and racing against the in Boswell. And he's like, you know, Ian's got me in so many different ways, but I did know when, as someone with a mountain bike background, when I hit that single track, it was going to be a huge advantage for me. And I could likely take that to the finish line. And that proved to be. [00:25:01] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I think that, I think I've even listened to that. Pacing and Ian, where it does, it makes us it up, which keeps gravel interesting. It means that mountain biker has an advantage on the road cyclist. And you know, the flip side of that, of the road psychos has the advantage on the mountain biker and all these different sections. And it just it goes on like BWR, Kansas had like a cyclocross specific section, which favored a bunch of guys from that background. So it just it helps keep grappled fresh. Giving people from all these different disciplines, their chance to shine. [00:25:36] Craig Dalton: A while back, you mentioned your cycling team and the formation of it, the diamond factory racing team. I thought it was interesting as you and I were talking offline. Obviously the director. Professional attitude towards gravel racing is I'm going to become a private tier and I'm going to cobble together my own personal sponsors. And I'm going to overtly take that positioning. You've taken a different approach and you're looking to build a team. And I'm just curious to hear in your own words about that process and why team versus private two year. And what's the vision for the. [00:26:08] Chris Schroeder: That's a hard one to say, like triathlon. It's funny. We talk about private here so much in gravel. All triathlon is private here. That's all you do. So I private tiered for years, five years of private area. I loved it. But the thing when you're a privateer is you have nothing to point at and say like this won't all be gone tomorrow. If you're a privateer, you can wake up the next day. Every single sponsor you have could be gone. It, you know, it sucks to say like, and that's just the business I wanted to. And then when you're done racing, it's all gone completely. It's not coming back. You're if you're not racing, providing them what they want before. Your job's done. So part of the team was I really enjoy the business process of the sport, and I wanted to build something where I can actually transition from being a racer to just being the manager. So the goal was always this long-term vision of, I want to build a program. That's my career. I want my career to be building this team and I want it to be pursued that way. When I talk to people now, I say like the honest truth is I'm in the gravel business. I'm not in the gravel hobby. I'm not in the gravel fitness, I'm in the gravel business and everything I do has somewhat of a business perspective on it. Cause that's just the mindset I have to have for me to ever get this program where I want it to be. And I have, you know, call it a five-year vision board for this team. It's hard to map out because we just don't know what is going to look like every year. It's changing a little bit different regulations that UCI has coming in politics. Drama, it all kind of changes in affects the way that the outcome is going to be. But I know like deep down that I want this program five years from now to be the absolute forefront of this. On the professional scene. I want people entering the sport young age or any aspiration to always be looking to us as that pinnacle of this is what it means to be like a true professional at the same way. Any of us is in cycling or was I guess now it's shuffled a little bit at the. top, but having that team where everyone wants to be on this team means that you've made. [00:28:32] Craig Dalton: So what's step one in that journey. What does 22 look like? [00:28:35] Chris Schroeder: Well, step one was the hardest one. Step one was Brittany and I and Jared coming together and saying, we're just going to start a team. And this was a back in when we first started the program going into 2021, I'm saying we, we decided the biggest thing that we had to put away in our minds was were we had this mindset of rolling to start this team. If we did. Filling the blank. We had to take that away and just say, we're starting a team, no matter what, and we're just going to go with it. So changing that is what led us to step one. And then in 2021, our big gamble, you could say it was, we ended up investing 80, 90% of our budget into content creation. We just said to Jared, and we want the absolute, highest quality possible consistent. I don't care about views. I'm here about likes. We just need consistent high quality content. And that's the investment we're going to make, because we think that's where the value is that we can show it's tangible. We can always point at it and say, here's a product. A sponsor comes, you know, we can show them. This is our asset. A lot of people don't understand when you're talking to sponsors, you need to have definable assets for them to understand for them to latch onto and create value. And that's where the party has been cycling and triathlon where the modern scope of what that is very different than it was five years ago, 10 years ago, simply going to a sponsor saying I raised 20 times a year and I post on Instagram every other week. Do you not really creating value? You're just there. You're just pack fire at that point. [00:30:21] Craig Dalton: Do you have a vision for the type of content that you're aspiring to produce? Is it giving people a closer look at what racing some of these big races is like? Or are you thinking otherwise. [00:30:34] Chris Schroeder: Well, our biggest asset is our series. It's called the equal rod. It's on my YouTube channel and the team's YouTube channel. And that's where we're diverting all of our budget and supporting to creating this series. And we just want it to be a YouTube series. And it's hard to say, like what it shows. We just say that it shows an honest look because you go to these races and everything will go different than you think it will. So we just tell Jared whatever happens, just film it. And it sucks when you're dying on the side of Unbound and you have to DNF and there's a camera in your face and you have to narrate your own misery. It's awful, but that's what we decided to go with it. And it just katelyn Andrew. And you know, there's the flip side of it. I don't know. I had a great race. I'm so happy to talk about it. So we never know what an episode's going to be. We just know it's going to be honest. It's going to be misery. It's going to be glory and everything in [00:31:30] Craig Dalton: gotcha. I'll point people to the YouTube link for that failure in 2021, because I do think it is interesting and it's so real it's truth, right? [00:31:39] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. And that's just the thing is that you have on one of these professionals that will have a bad race and they'll bury it, you know, they'll, they won't post anything about it. Then we'll talk about it. They'll post 10 other things about blah, blah, blah, motivation. And you're like, wait, I saw this build and all of a sudden there's just a gap. And now you're back on this train. Like what happened? Like I want to know, like, I'm following you for a reason. And that's the story. Like I'm not following you. Cause I think you're going to win. I felt like, cause I just want to see your story and your perspective. So we really want to be true to the audience and give them what really happened. [00:32:13] Craig Dalton: that makes sense. So the title sponsor, the team is a company called diamond by. And I wasn't familiar with them. And after doing a little research, I see that they were big in the triathlon world, but they do have a pretty impressive looking gravel bike. Do you want to talk a little bit about the company where it's based and the bike you'll be riding this year? [00:32:35] Chris Schroeder: It's quite the story of how diamond and I came together when I was back living in New York city as a kid at the time before I'd even done my first draft. Ironman hosted iron man, New York city, which was a gimmick. The entire triathlon took place in New Jersey. And then the finish line was in New York city and it was a joke, but I was a kid I volunteered the entire day. I was up at like 3:00 AM. I was just buzzing. I saw all this stuff. It was fantastic. I, you know, it was at the finish line start like, Hey, people that are swim bags and then everywhere I could go, I was, and then at the end of the day, I ended up at the finish line. And if anyone's ever done an Ironman or triathlon, you know that when you cross the finish line, give them more or less just collapse, emotionally, physically, however, they feel like it. So they have volunteers literally there to catch you and you stand in line and they're just young people come in and whoever's first in line catches them one. I was there and you know, this is just 15 year old kid. This pro called TJ Alex and came over in the line. I caught him. I think he finished fifth on the day. One of the coolest experiences of my life. You know, I'm a kid, I just touched a fro. And to me it was just the coolest thing in the world. You know, follow TJ, enjoyed that eventually, you know, a couple of years later I became a pro and then a couple years after that, I went and did a Ironman 70.3 in Argentina. It was in Berlo Chang. One of the prettiest towns I've ever been to. And these races, you know, what they do is they'll put you up and they'll just assign you a hotel room. And I happened to be assigned or hotel room with TJ. So we shared a room in Argentina and we just became friends through that story. And we ended up doing quite a few races together. We raced all over the country. I think TJ, we raised in Argentina, we raised in Peru, we first in the United States and then towards the end, he eventually retired from racing. I went on raised a couple more years, and then eventually I have stepped down from triathlon to gravel and we'd always come in contact. We've always been friends and it was a great relationship. And then he watched what we did in 2021. And then I went to see Otter and I went there pretty much from a business perspective of like, all my sponsors are here. I can sit down and crank out two months worth of emails in two days. Also just a great event, iconic. I highly recommended only considering going, doing that race says any race you want, they have it. And I went there and I saw DJ and it was great. You know, we bumped into there. He showed me the gravel by, we talked, you know, all was good. And we went our separate ways. And then a couple weeks later I kinda got a text from him saying, Hey, I got a idea for you. Let's chat. And six weeks of hardcore negotiating later, we ended with. A multi-year title, sponsorship deal with diamond, and it's become really the linchpin of this team now because of the ability where it guarantees our ability to grow, no matter what happens, we can grow going to 20, 23 now. And that's what this team needs. I need to always have a perspective of what's the next step. If I'm not looking to grow we're stagnating. So closing this deal and being able to have this. Guaranteed to athletes coming on, going to 23, 3, nothing else matters. Everything else can go with that. [00:36:02] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's pretty unheard of level of security. I imagine for a lot of gravel rates. To put a little bit more color around the brand they're located in Iowa. Is that correct? [00:36:15] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. So this is an American brand, the factories in the morning. I, the bikes are made in Des Moines, Iowa. They're handmade. It's super bespoke, experiencing, if you go on their website, the first thing you're gonna to see is that just like actual diamonds, no, two diamond bikes look the same, every single diamond bike, you get a custom paint job. However you want it funky, traditional everything in between. You work directly with the owner, TJ when you're buying and ordering. And it's just a great experience. I think it's also just unique, you know? You're going to stand out with a diamond. Yeah. They've they launched their gravel and their road bike, their ground bike. The carbide is very new. They launched it mid 2020, and it was a it's interesting. I, when I first saw it, the diamond for the triathletes who are aware of the brand, they made make the fastest triathlon bike on the market. It's non-traditional, it's a beam bike. Pretty much the pioneer for that whole industry of the beam bikes. And when they came to gravel with anything that you said, all right, how can we be the forefront of this? And that's what went into the carbine and just the way that it's laid out the geometry, it's all race focused. Like this bike is a thoroughbred, it's there to win races. And I'm just the thing on top of it pedaling. So That's an interesting perspective. This is probably my first time where it's a lot to say this. I think that we're going to have the fastest bike in gravel. I think the way that our diamonds are built with visioning the mountains, it's weird to say, but I think we are going to have the fastest bike in the sport. [00:38:02] Craig Dalton: That's confidence inspiring. I'm sure. To look down and feel that way. Yeah. It's an interesting bike and I'll make sure to link to it in the notes as well, and fascinating to learn that there's another. Us carbon manufacturing brand out there. Cause there, you know, there's probably only a handful of them in existence in the United States. [00:38:22] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. it's a dynamic that you mainly hear about, like, you always hear like these legendary oh, Italian brands. Five bikes and they cost a million dollars. And I think that was the normal introduction than people think when they think small bear brands, but this one being American, it's just, it's very different. It's very American brand. TJ is American. He tries to be more flamboyant than he is, but he's just a hardcore American and he's a blue collar, hardworking dude. I it's weird. Like he's my boss now, but we've been, we were friends for so many years that it's hard to have. Transitional of like thinking of him as a boss. When I just think of him as like this guy I've traveled the world with, and then he's told me stories about everyone I can think of and you know, we'd sit down and he tells me about his kids and stuff like that. It's just, this guy, when I proposed my fiance and we had a business call and it was like right after I had. We talked, it was like an hour long heritage. We talked five minutes a visit and he, it was like 55 minutes of just mind shattering advice for marriage and life. Like it was these perspectives that just gave me this feeling of someone who really cares about me. He basically talked me into wanting to have a wedding when I really just didn't care. Like he just completely changed my perspective on it. And to have that relationship is really special. [00:39:44] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it sounds like it's going to be an amazing thing to have in your corner this year. And the fact that you guys are building something together confirmed over the next two years, they're just going to be great. It's going to be super interesting to see where it goes. Speaking of this year, what's your, what are your goals this year? Are there big events that you're really thinking about? [00:40:05] Chris Schroeder: It's a little bit up in the air. I just got confirmed for led boat. Like yesterday where I got my Leadville charge on the credit card. Cause that's how they tell you. So that's gonna be a major goal on down. We'll be a major goal in terms of like peak performances, fitness, every race I go to, I'm trying to, when I'm not going to races anymore, that I don't think we're gonna win. I'm gonna win some. Mid-South Unbound SBT, and then a fake sugar and Belgium welfare. I Kansas are all like my main events, but I'm also going to hit a lot of like local grassroots events. I'm starting off my season at gravel, Miami, which is a new event in Miami. And I'm really excited to do that one. It's a flat course, which I'm really excited about a hundred miles. I'm just excited for that race. They're putting us, it's sponsored by Miami brewing company and they rented like three rap video level mansions to house the pros in. [00:41:09] Craig Dalton: Only in [00:41:09] Chris Schroeder: And yeah, it was only in Miami. and it's, you know, it's the treatment that I always dreamed I would get it every race. So I'm going to be a little sad when I come back from it and I realized. Van life and all these events. And I'm really excited for that one. We do, we'll do a couple of other the robot do rendezvous is a hundred mile race in Scottsbluff, just some smaller ones. Like there's something in gravel that is special, that everyone jokes about dying. They call it the spirit of gravel. If you go to these small races, you'll experience that it's special. It's unique and it's weird, but it's still out there, but it's only in these small races. So for me, you know, if I go to Unbound, it feels the same as when I was a professional Ironman. Everyone is, you know, a little tense, a little uptight they're there, everyone's on their peak form. No one really wants to talk and hug and all that. But then you go to these smaller grass root events and it's the opposite of all that. It's, everyone's relaxed. Everyone's just there for the community and the experience and beer. It's great. So I really want to make sure I continue to have those in my schedule to keep me grounded into what I love about the sport. [00:42:23] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. I think those are there. It's a key thing that's going on in gravel that how races are changing and evolving and no one wants to lose that intimacy and camaraderie, but inevitably like as these races get bigger and more important to people's professional careers. It's undoubted bull that the tenor is going to change at the start line. So yeah, long live the community event. [00:42:48] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. exactly. That's just how it is. And we're actually trying one thing I do. From a business perspective as I try to pull from other sports and it's something, this is unique. And I think that's hopefully going to be a good success that we're going to be trying this year is that at certain races, we're actually going to have a diamond booth in the expo where we're going to have, you know, this year will be a little different cause there's just myself and Brittany and Jared we're in, you know, we're going to be there to try and interact as much as possible. We're going to have team bikes. We're even going to have some demo bikes come by. You can chat with us. And we want to grow that very similar to like motorcross or NASCAR, where people get the experience to come into the pits and they get to look at the garage and see the driver and the mechanics, all working. We wanted to bring that as a way for people to interact more of us on a personal level. And especially in a approachable way, you know, we've all been that fan boy at the expo that sees someone we want to talk to, but you know, they're walking around and they're doing their thing and we don't want to interrupt them. So we thought, how can we. Creative approachable environment that is friendly for the fans. And it's a great way for us to really talk to our fans of our sponsors and say, Hey, you know, this is our bike and you want to here's the demo one, go take it around the block, [00:44:05] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. [00:44:05] Chris Schroeder: Touch it. [00:44:06] Craig Dalton: I think that'll shine through if you set that intention, which is great. And I think based on this conversation, fans of the sport will have a great way to follow you and your team throughout the year on the video series, and hopefully be able to connect with you at some of these events. So I, Chris, I appreciate all the time today. That's a great conversation. I wish you best of luck and really do look forward to seeing your name up there at the front end of these events. [00:44:31] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, fingers crossed that it eventually gets to that. And for anyone watching, like you're going to see me at an event or two this year, come up, give me a hug. I want to interact with you guys as much as you perhaps wanna interact with me. So just don't be a stranger. [00:44:46] Craig Dalton: Right on. Thanks Chris. So that's going to do it for this week's podcast. I hope you enjoyed the conversation with Chris and I encourage you to follow the diamond factory racing team on social media. I know they've got big plans to show you behind the scenes about what it's like being a professional, gravel racer. In 2022. If you're interested in joining the conversation, I encourage you to visit the ridership. www.theridership.com. It's our free online community. Within the community, you'll find gravel, cyclists of all kinds, whether they be backpackers. Racers commuters, you name it. They're all in there. Everybody in the community shares a common goal and it's just to elevate one another. So, whether you're looking to answer some of those hard questions about what tire to buy or what equipment, what bike to buy, or just need some moral support, the community is there for you. I'm always impressed with the level of interaction and comradery that I see happening that I've got nothing to do with. It is also a great place to get in touch with me. So, if you have any feedback for the show, please just hit me up directly in the ridership. I found inspiration for many, a new episode from the questions that I've received. Through the ridership. So remember that's just www.theridership.com to get started. If you're interested in supporting the podcast. You can visit me at buy me a coffee. Dot com slash the gravel ride. I appreciate any and all support you can provide to my efforts. And hopefully the journey that I've been on as a gravel cyclist has been useful to all of you. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels

Green Light with Chris Long
Greg Olsen! Wildcard Weekend Preview! Author Chris Herring on 90's New York Knicks!

Green Light with Chris Long

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 138:12


(2:38) - Hello, Layup Line and Best Bets for Wildcard Weekend. (21:48) - Greg Olsen on Wildcard Weekend Preview, First Year in the Announcers Booth, Fans Feedback and Hosting Chris at Miami in College. (1:13:00) - Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring on His New Book ‘Blood in the Garden' About the 90's Knicks, Charles Oakley Gambling Stories, Patrick Ewing and The “Mecca of Basketball.” Green Light Spotify Music: https://open.spotify.com/user/951jyryv2nu6l4iqz9p81him9?si=17c560d10ff04a9b Spotify Layup Line: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1olmCMKGMEyWwOKaT1Aah3?si=675d445ddb824c42 Green Light with Chris Long: Subscribe and enjoy weekly content including podcasts, documentaries, live chats, celebrity interviews and more including hot news items, trending discussions from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA are just a small part of what we will be sharing with you. http://bit.ly/chalknetwork Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Front Row Material with Jerry Lynn & Mikey Whipwreck
227 FRM Presents ROH Star "The Mecca” Brian Johnson

Front Row Material with Jerry Lynn & Mikey Whipwreck

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 160:43


On this episode of FRM Freland and "The Ritt" chat with ROH star "The Mecca" Brian Johnson.

MCCGP Podcast
The Radiant Light: Ep 25 Beginning of Public Da'wa' (Calling to Islam)

MCCGP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 55:20


Sunday January 2, 2022 This episode covers the third year of the Prophet's mission in Mecca, looking at the start of his 'public da'wa'. How did he first start calling people to Allah publicly, and how did they react? What are the lessons for us in this shift in his mission?

Your Brain on Facts
Very New Year

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 18:58


Happy new year!  Or is it?  It depends on which calendar you're using. Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website.   On Monday this December 30th past, I clocked in at my retail jobs, put on my headset, and played the morning messages.  There was one from my manager telling us what to expect in terms of sales volume that day and one from corporate welcoming us to the first day of 2020.  The didn't get their dates mixed up.  December 30th 2019 was the first day of 2020 in a way that once crashed Twitter for hours.  My name…   When we think of the calendar, we think of it as singular and exclusive.  “The” calendar.  Sure, there were other calendars, but those were for old-timey people in old-timey times.  If you've ever listened to the show before, you'll know I'm about to disabuse you of that notion; it's kinda my schtick.  The calendar we think of as the end all and be all of organizing time into little squares is the Gregorian calendar, but it's just one of many that have been used and still are used today.   For example, at the time of this recording, it's currently the 27th day of the month of Tevet in the year 5782 for those who follow the Hebrew calendar.  The Hebrew calendar, also known as the Jewish calendar, was originally created before the year 10 CE.  It first used lunar months, which will surprise no one who has had to google when Passover or Easter are each year.  A standard Jewish year has twelve months; six twenty-nine-day months, and six thirty-day months, for a total of 354 days.  This is because the months follow the lunar orbit, which is on average 29.5 days.  Due to variations in the Jewish calendar, the year could also be 353 or 355 days.  It also used standard calendar years, but these two methods don't line up perfectly, and this posed a problem.  As time went on, the shorter lunar calendar would result in holy days shifting forward in time from year to year.  That simply wouldn't do as certain holidays have to be celebrated in a certain season, like Passover in the spring, Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish 'New Year for Trees,' which  needs to fall around the time that trees in the Middle East come out of their winter dormancy, or Sukkot, the festival that calls adherents to build and live in huts in their yard to commemorate Isrealites taking shelter in the wilderness, which is meant to fall in autumn.  So a thirteenth month had to be added every 3 to 4 years in order to make up for the difference.  Such a year is called a shanah meuberet ("pregnant year") in Hebrew; in English we call it a leap year, and it makes up all the lunar calendar's lost days.  The month is added to Adar, the last of the twelve months. On leap years we observe two Adars — Adar I and Adar II.  Today, the Hebrew calendar is used primarily to determine the dates for Jewish religious holidays and to select appropriate religious readings for the day.   Similar in usage is the Hijri calendar, or Islamic calendar.  It's based on lunar phases, using a system of 12 months and either 354 or 355 days every year.  The first Islamic year was 622 CE when the prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, meaning today is the Jumada I 28, 1443 .  The Hijri calendar is used to identify Islamic holidays and festivals.  The Islamic New Year marks the journey of the prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.  However, the occasion and the sacred month of Muharram are observed differently by the two largest branches of Islam, Shiite and Sunni.  Shiite pilgrims journey to their holiest sites to commemorate a seventh-century battle, while Sunnis fast to celebrate the victory of Moses over an Egyptian pharaoh.  Also known as the Persian calendar, it's the official calendar used in Iran and Afghanistan, and it's the most accurate calendar system going, but more on that later.   Further east you'll encounter the Buddhist calendar, which is used throughout Southeast Asia.  This uses the sidereal year, the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun, as the solar year.  Like other systems, the calendar does not try to stay in sync with this time measurement, but unlike the others, no extra days or months have been added, so the Buddhist calendar is slowly moving out of alignment at a pace of around one day every century.  Today, the traditional Buddhist lunisolar calendar is used mainly for Theravada Buddhist festivals, and no longer has the official calendar status anywhere. The Thai Buddhist Era, a renumbered Gregorian calendar, is the official calendar in Thailand.  The Buddhist calendar is based on an older Hindu calendar, of which there are actually three -- Vikram Samvat, Shaka Samvat, and Kali Yuga.  The Vikram Samvat is used in Nepal and some Indian states, and uses lunar months and the sidereal year to track time.  Sidereal means based on fixed stars and constellations, rather than celestial things on the move, like planets.  The Shaka Samvat, used officially in India and by Hindus in Java and Bali, has months based around the tropical zodiac signs rather than the sidereal year.  The Kali Yuga is a different sort of calendar altogether.  It meters out the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a 'cycle of yugas' (i.e. mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures. The Kali Yuga, began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE,  is the final cycle within the 4-cycle Yuga era. The first cycle is the age of truth and perfection, the second cycle is the age of emperors and war, the third stage is the age of disease and discontent, and the third stage (the Kali Yuga) is the age of ignorance and darkness.  If you're worried because you already missed 5,000 years of the Yuga, don't fret; you have upwards of 467,000 years left.     You've probably heard of Chinese New Year, so you won't be surprised that there is a Chinese calendar.  According to this system, each month begins on the day when the moon is in the "new moon" phase. The beginning of a new year is also marked by the position of the moon and occurs when the moon is midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox.  China uses the Gregorian calendar for official things, but still uses the Chinese calendar is used to celebrate holidays.   You might be surprised to learn about the Ethiopian calendar.  The Ethiopian calendar is quite similar to the Julian calendar, the predecessor to the Gregorian calendar most countries use today.  Like the other calendars we've discussed, it's intertwined with the faith of the people.  The first day of the week for instance, called Ehud, translates as ‘the first day‘ in the ancient Ge'ez language, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian church.  It is meant to show that Ehud is the first day on which God started creating the heavens and the earth.  The calendar system starts with the idea that Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden for seven years before they were banished for 5,500 for their sins.  Both the Gregorian and Ethiopian use the birthdate of Jesus Christ as a starting point, what Eddie Izzard called “the big BC/AD change-over,” though the Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus was born 7 years earlier than the Gregorian calendar says.  The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months in a year, 12 of which have 30 days. The last month, called Pagume, has five days, and six days in a leap year.   Not only do the months have names, so do the years.  The first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named the John year, and is followed by the Matthew year, then Mark, then Luke.  Sept. 11 marks the day of the new year in Ethiopia.  By this time, the lengthy rainy season has come to a close, leaving behind a countryside flourishing in yellow daisies. That's fitting because Enkutatash in Amharic, the native language of Ethiopia, translates to “gift of jewels.” To celebrate New Year's, Ethiopians sing songs unique to the day and exchange bouquets of flowers. Of course, there is plenty of eating and drinking, too.   So what about this Gregorian calendar I keep mentioning?  The Gregorian calendar was created in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, who made some changes to the previously used Julian calendar.  Okay, so what was the Julian calendar?  It should shock no one that the Julian calendar was ordered by and named after Julius Caesar.  By the 40s BCE the Roman civic calendar was three months ahead of the solar calendar.  The Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes, introduced the Egyptian solar calendar, taking the length of the solar year as 365 1/4 days.  The year was divided into 12 months, all of which had either 30 or 31 days except February, which contained 28 days in common (365 day) years and 29 in every fourth year (a leap year, of 366 days).  That 29th day wasn't February 29th, it was February 23rd a second time.  What a mess that would make, though that conflagration of confusion probably paled in comparison to to what Caesar did to align the civic and solar calendars--he added days to the year 46 BCE, so that it contained 445 days.  Unsurprisingly when you try to make such a large change to the daily lives of so many people in the days before electronic communication, it took over fifty years to get everybody on board.   Sosigenes had overestimated the length of the year by 11 minutes 14 seconds.  11 minutes doesn't mean much in a given year, but after, say, 1500 years, the seasons on your calendar no longer line up with the seasons of reality.  That matters when your most important holy day needs to happen at a certain time of year.  Enter Pope Gregory XIII, who wanted to stop Easter, which had been celebrated on March 21, from drifting any farther away from the spring Equinox.  Aloysus Lilius, the Italian scientist who developed the system Pope Gregory would unveil in 1582, realized that the addition of so many February 23rds made the calendar slightly too long. He devised a variation that adds leap days in years divisible by four, unless the year is also divisible by 100. If the year is also divisible by 400, a leap day is added regardless. [OS crash noise] Sorry about that.  While this formula may sound confusing, it did resolve the lag created by Caesar's earlier scheme—almost; Lilius' system was still off by 26 seconds.  As a result, in the years since Gregory introduced his calendar in 1582, a discrepancy of several hours has arisen.  We have some time before that really becomes an issue for the average person.  It will take until the year 4909 before the Gregorian calendar will be a full day ahead of the solar year.   Maths aside, not everyone was keen on Pope Gregory's plan.  His proclamation was what's known as a papal bull, an order that applies to the church by has no authority over non-Catholics.  That being said, the new calendar was quickly adopted by predominantly Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy, major world players at the time.  European Protestants, however, feared it was an attempt to silence their movement, a conspiracy to keep them down.  Maybe by making it hard to remember when meetings and protests were supposed to be, I'm not sure.  It wasn't until 1700 that Protestant Germany switched over, and England held out until 1752.  Those transitions didn't go smooth.  English citizens didn't take kindly to the act of Parliament that advanced their calendars from September 2 to September 14, overnight.  There are apocryphal tales of rioters in the streets, demanding that the government “give us our 11 days.” However, most historians now believe that these protests never occurred or were greatly exaggerated.  Some countries took even longer than Britain--the USSR didn't convert to the Gregorian calendar until 1918, even later than countries like Egypt and Japan.  On the other side of the Atlantic from the British non-protests, meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin welcomed the change, writing, “It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on September 2, and not have to get up until September 14.”   When Julius Caesar's reformed the calendar in 46 B.C., he established January 1 as the first of the year.  During the Middle Ages, however, European countries replaced it with days that carried greater religious significance, such as December 25 and March 25 (the Feast of the Annunciation).  I didn't google that one.  After my mom listens to this episode, she'll send me a gloriously incorrect speech-to-text message explaining it.  Different calendars mean different New Years days even now, and the ways in which people celebrate as as splendidly diverse as the people themselves.   The Coptic Egyptian Church celebrates the Coptic New Year (Anno Martyrus), or year of the martyrs on 11th of September. The Coptic calendar is the ancient Egyptian one of twelve 30-day months plus a "small" five-day month—six-day in a leap year.  The months retain their ancient Egyptian names which denote the gods and godesses of the Egyptians, and the year's three seasons, the inundation, cultivation, and harvest, are related to the Nile and the annual agricultural cycle.  But the Copts chose the year 284AD to mark the beginning of the calendar, since this year saw the seating of Diocletian as Rome's emperor and the consequent martyrdom of thousands upon thousands of Egypt's Christians.  Apart from the Church's celebration, Copts celebrate the New Year by eating red dates, which are in season, believing the red symbolises the martyrs' blood and the white date heart the martyrs' pure hearts.  Also, dates are delicious.    Bonus fact: You know that guy, Pope Francis?  He's not actually the pope.  The pope's proper title, according to the Vatican's website, is Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God.  'Pope' comes from the Italian 'papa.'  Francis is the Sancta Papa, the Holy Father.  The title of pope belongs to the head of the Coptic church.  So if anyone uses the rhetorical question “Is the pope Catholic?” to imply a ‘yes' answer, you have my authorization to bring the conversation to a screeching halt by saying “No.  No, he's not.”  Double points if you simply walk away without explaining yourself.

HTG Podcast
Black Rebel Gang

HTG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 92:58


Episode 138 features Tay & HawkOn this episode we discuss the music journey. We also discuss the support from the surrounding ares of the upstate.We also have another special guest Money Luv and we discuss his process of creating his clothing line and how he has been into fashion since a young kid.....At the end of the day we are still trying to figure out how to create the support system....many of our businesses are thriving but at the end how do we create another black Mecca in the upstate of South Carolina

The Destination Angler Podcast
Cutthroat Mecca: Jackson Hole, Wyoming with Scott Sanchez and Howard Cole

The Destination Angler Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 75:18


Our destination is Jackson, Wyoming, and the famed Snake River.  And our guests are two industry icons and world-renown fly tiers, Scott Sanchez and Howard Cole, JD High Country Outfitters.  If you could pick a perfect spot to open a fly shop, Jackson Hole just might just be at top of the list. The number and variety of fly fishing opportunities in this area are astounding, not to mention the scenery.  Scott and Howard have written hundreds of articles, invented dozens of innovative fly patterns, and have won numerous industry awards.  Here they cover all the key rivers and access points, the history of Jackson Hole, cutthroat migration patterns, the “one fly” competition, and why the Snake is a great place to catch a native Cutthroat on a dry. Stick around for the back half of the show as these master fly tiers describe their process for inventing new patterns.  Bonus:  Flat Creek and the National Elk Refuge will challenge the best of anglers.   With Host, Steve Haigh About Scott Sanchez and Howard Cole Scott and Howard's top pictures of the Jackson Hole: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook JE High Country Outfitters:  http://www.jdhcoutfitters.com/ Follow Scott and Howard:   Instagram @jdhighcountry  | Facebook @jdhcoutfitters Scott's books: Introduction to Saltwater Fly Tying, A New Generation of Trout Flies, The Never-Ending Stream Our Sponsors: JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   https://www.jprossflyrods.com/  Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods.  Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase. Destination Angler: The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com Available on Apple, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts Recorded Dec 13, 2021.  Episode 55. Music on the show by A Brother's Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

In the Market with Janet Parshall
Hour 2: From Mecca to Christ

In the Market with Janet Parshall

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021


One of our guests today is a medical doctor who turned evangelist. His father is a mufti in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Once set to bring jihad to the world, he came to know Jesus Christ as Savior and wants to bring true peace in Jesus to Muslims and lost people everywhere. Five times he faced death, but God spared him so that he could tell Muslims and lost people worldwide about how Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Our other guest is a pastor who played a key role in the life of this Saudi physician. Fascinating conversation coming your way on today’s broadcast.

Bob Enyart Live
Which of These Things is Not Like the Other

Bob Enyart Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021


* Bob Enyart Reports on the Paris Attacks: and contrasts those who celebrated them with another celebration, here in Denver. Bob Enyart Live also contrasted Mohammed with Jesus, and the Democratic delusion with the threats actually facing the world. * The Media Says that Islam is Tolerant: "If Islam is a religion of tolerance, than how many synagogues are in Mecca, a 500-square-mile city of a million people? None. And how many churches are in the entire country of Saudi Arabia? None. Islam is the religion of intolerance. (Meanwhile, there is the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Mosque of Rome.)" -Bob Enyart, kgov.com/terrorism * Obama Says Islam is a Peaceful Religion: "Iran and Saudi Arabia, two countries with Islamic governments, call for the death penalty for a Muslim who converts to Christianity or just renounces Islam. When someone says Islam is a religion of peace, just ask, Where?" -Bob Enyart, kgov.com/terrorism * The Primary Victims of Islamic Terrorism: "As for the many followers of the Koran being slaughtered daily by Islamic terrorists, the world will have to wait until Barack Obama is out of office before America's might will be used to save these Muslims." -Bob Enyart, kgov.com/terrorism * Saudi Arabia, the Hajj, and Terrorism: "If Islam opposes terrorism, then Saudi Arabia should announce that no one supportive of ISIS or Al Qaeda is welcome in Mecca to make Hajj." -Bob Enyart, kgov.com/hajj * Terrorism is crime committed by an individual or group to influence public policy. Other perfectly good words exist to describe heinous acts, like murder, arson, genocide, unjust war, mass murder, war crimes, etc. Terrorism is not work place violence, unjust domestic or foreign war waged by nations, a family murder-suicide, nor revenge against a boss or a school, regardless of the weapons used, the amount of terror inflicted, or the number of victims. Such unjust and criminal behavior terrorizes people, but without the aim of influencing public policy, it is not terrorism.

Ivan Teller
Pleiadian Remote View Saudi Arabia Mecca Channeling

Ivan Teller

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 25:48


https://ivanteller.com

Becoming Muslim - Unto Islam
Inspirational Advice From American Latino Muslim Leader - Imam Yusef Maisonet - Convert Story (USA)

Becoming Muslim - Unto Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 17:18


Episode 114: Convert to Islam: https://untoislam.com Podcast: https://untoislam.com/podcast About Us: https://untoislam.com/about-us Contact Us: https://untoislam.com/contact-us Live QA Session: https://untoislam.com/live-qa-session Sponsor|Donate|Support|Help Us: https://untoislam.com/donate Host: Cedric Du Peloux. Guest: Imam Yusef Maisonet. This is Imam Yusef's second episode with us. The first episode was his convert story: https://untoislam.com/podcast/from-harlem-to-mecca-a-latinos-journey-in-islam In this episode we ask Imam Yusef for more advice about converting to Islam. About Imam Yusef: Born in the fifties, Yusef Maisonet's life began to a rocky start. With his parents arrested for drugs, a then three-year-old Yusef and his siblings spent their early years in an orphanage. But after much of his childhood spent in the orphanage, his life changed when he picked up a copy of the Quran. Islam had a profound impact on Yusef's life. Now you can join him as he recounts his unique life as a Latino Muslim, his experiences with religion, and his travels across the planet. From France and England to Jerusalem, Puerto Rico and even North Korea, Yusef gives an enlightening glimpse into Islam around the world, and the vastly different cultures he found along the way. From meeting with Salafis, Shiites, Sunni, Sufi, and everything in between, Yusef has learned from them all. With insights on prayer, life as a Muslim, and his Latino identity, From Harlem to Mecca is a powerful and inspirational account of faith, worship, and the American Latino Muslim community. Imam Yusef's website: https://imamyusef.com/ Imam Yusef's book (From Harlem to Mecca: A Latino's Journey in Islam): https://untoislam.com/links/from-harlem-to-mecca-a-latinos-journey-in-islam About the Becoming Muslim Podcast Do you have questions about Islam? Are you looking for a new direction in life? The Becoming Muslim podcast at https://untoislam.com is made for those who are in the midst of researching Islam. It also suits newly converted Muslims. Our podcast offers a wide variety of audible resources. From captivating stories of converts to discussions on day to day Islamic practices, Unto Islam allows for each individual to cater to their spiritual needs. Find out: (1) How to convert to Islam (2) What it means to be Muslim (3) Why Islam has helped others As Muslims do not engage in missionary work, our site is only here to help those who want to know more about our faith and creed.

Incense and Whiskey
Ep. 40 Kissing 2021 Goodbye

Incense and Whiskey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 28:44


Mecca and Ashley recap 2021 from that infamous day January 6, 2021, the Hunger Games quest to get vaccinated, the opening of Elevated Meditation Studio and a surprise life event for Ashley. What are you going to do in 2022? Stay tuned in as Mecca and Ashley break down what they hope to manifest in 2022. Follow us on Instagram:@incensewhiskey@mecca_elevated - Mecca@booksbourbonbanter - AshleyIncense and Whiskey is featured and edited by: The Bring Me 2 Life Network.Find more high vibe inspirational podcasts and more at www.BringMe2Life.com

The Glossy Beauty Podcast
111Skin founders on building an expert-led brand: 'We make product decisions based on patients'

The Glossy Beauty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 37:19


When Dr. Yannis Alexandrides first formulated a healing serum for patients of his London-based plastic surgery clinic, he had no intention of turning it into one of the beauty industry's most sought-after luxury brands. The brand came about after Dr. Alexandrides, a still-practicing plastic surgeon, sought a post-operative treatment that patients could use to heal any residual wounds and marks. But when one of his patients mentioned her affinity for the serum to a Harrod's personal shopper, the famous luxury department store sought to stock the brand, and things took off from there. The location of Dr. Alexandrides' practice, at 111 Harley Street in London, inspired the brand name. Since starting with a single shelf in Harrods in 2012, the brand has slowly and quietly grown a global distribution network that includes Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols and Mecca. When the business was formed, 111Skin brought on board Eva Alexandridis, Dr. Yannis Alexandrides' wife, as a co-founder to help with retail expansion. She now also oversees the brand's creative direction and new product development. “We never made decisions based on a board meeting or according to trends,” Dr. Alexandrides told host Priya Rao on the latest episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast. "We make product decisions based on patients that I see in the clinic -- on real skin problems and on real skin solutions with great results. That's what sets us apart -- being a highly scientific brand that doesn't chase the trends.” This strategy has paid for the brand, which earned $20 million in wholesale sales in 2020 and approximately $50 million in retail sales. In Feb. 2020, 111Skin raised an undisclosed amount in outside funding from Vaultier7, which previously invested in hair-care brand Gisou and fashion resale platform Vestiaire Collective.

MCCGP Podcast
The Radiant Light: Ep 24 Dar al-Arqam - The First House of Communal Worship

MCCGP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 57:16


Sunday December 19, 2021 This episode explores the first three years of the Prophet's mission in Mecca, looking at the stage of 'private da'wa'. What were the reasons and wisdom behind his private invitation, and what do they teach us today? It also discusses the extent of this private invitation and show how it was far from secret, and concludes with a discussion on the command to pray and the first house used for communal worship and teaching, Dar al-Arqam.

What The Flux
Mecca creates an Australia-first experience | $500M: Sony buys Springsteen | Disney, YouTube fight over (finally)

What The Flux

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 5:38


Beauty retailer Mecca has created Australia's first ‘pay-to-dispense' street vending machines in order to drive gift sales in high traffic locations.   Bruce Springsteen has sold the rights to all of his music to Sony for over US$500 million - in the largest music rights deal ever.   Disney and YouTube have finally reached a new distribution deal after YouTube TV dropped Disney-owned channels like ESPN and ABC from its platform.   ---   Sign up to the Flux app to be in the $1,000 Giveaway. Promo code: 1grand Save money and win cash prizes up to $250k weekly: https://www.flux.finance/win-the-week Get your credit score for free: https://bit.ly/fluxcreditscore Download the free app (App Store): http://bit.ly/FluxAppStore Download the free app (Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/FluxappGooglePlay Daily newsletter: https://bit.ly/fluxnewsletter Instagram: http://bit.ly/fluxinsta TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@flux.finance   ---   The content in this podcast reflects the views and opinions of the hosts, and is intended for personal and not commercial use. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided or distributed in these episodes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First Smoke of The Day
Mr. Kushington - Episode 31

First Smoke of The Day

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 67:25


Mr. Kushington was born in the Bay Area, CA. The Mecca of Boutique Cannabis Waves. Growing up looking up to the Northern California legendary growers and breeders. Boutique cultivation is what Mr.Kushington talks about and his flowers represent. Top grade transparent proper grown fire. Letting his fans be a part of the pheno hunts and releasing potential keeper in flowers and you feel a part of the pheno hunt and without having to do the hard work! Mr. Kushington is soon to become a Bay Area legend in the cannabis scene alongside his famous strain LemonUp. His mother was his first inspiration and what he's managed to do since then has impressed the entire industry. Without further delay - let's welcome MR. KUSHINGTON! Connect with Mr. Kushington on InstagramMr. KushingtonWebsiteLemonUPFirst Smoke of the Day SponsorsGrowGeneration WebsiteInstagramPower SI WebsiteInstagramJungle Boys WebsiteInstagramAthena Products WebsiteInstagramFirst Smoke of the Day LinksWebsiteYouTubeInstagramTikTokTwitterThank you so much for tuning into First Smoke of The Day. A cannabis and culture podcast giving you insight into the mind and lives of growers, extractors, playmakers, street brands, and underground culture in the global cannabis industry. Be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you consume podcasts. Make sure to also leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

BOMM: Black Opinions Matter
BOMM: Officer Howell Or Solitary?

BOMM: Black Opinions Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 59:49


Amin, Blk Tray, Big Jerv are back once again talking the latest in culture and television. The guys open up the show talking about OZ. Will Busmalis GTD? Officer Howell and O'Reily knocking boots and R.I.P. Adebisi! Next the team transitioned to their favorite show, Power! Zeke gets off! Tariq incriminates himself, Mecca proposes a deal to Monet, Cane is in his feelings, Lorenzo comes home and Ghost has a message for Tariq. The guys close the show by showing respect to Drakeo The Ruler, following the news of his death. Time Stamps OZ (1:23) Power (29:54) R.I.P. Drakeo the Ruler (45:23) WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: Youtube.com/countthedings1 Produced by John Jervay - https://twitter.com/johnjervay Sign up for The Athletic: TheAthletic.com/dings Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @countthedings @bommpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

what's on tap podcast
Advent 2021 Day 19 - Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio - ep423

what's on tap podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 10:00


Advent 2021 Day 19 is from Cantillon. Cantillon helped bring lambic back into the mainstream. They have been one of the most hyped European breweries for a long long time, and with good reason. Visiting their taproom is like beer geek Mecca. Today we get to try their standard Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio from 2020. The great thing about their beers is that they get better with age. This spontaneous fermented beer develops with age. It changes and evolves over time. This gueuze is still young but is drinking great.

Talk with Renee Dalo
117 | Talk About Selling the Vision with Gabrielle Mecca

Talk with Renee Dalo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 36:51


Most of us wedding industry folk are visualists. But what happens when your clients aren't and can't see what you see? Professional wedding designer Gabrielle Mecca and I are diving into just that - communicating and selling the vision to your clients no matter what kind of clients you work with. It's all about the communication, being willing to step outside the box and (arguably the most difficult) composure, just to name a few. So if you are looking for the hottest tips on how to better communicate with your clients your vision and give them the wedding they deserve, then this is the episode for you! Grab your coffee, grab your tea, let's talk it out!    

The Jump
Steph is in MSG

The Jump

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 48:48


Coming up on NBA Today...Steph takes aim at the all time 3 point record at the Mecca...History could be made!  And Jayson Tatum cooked Giannis and the Bucks last night...was this Boston's breakout game? your favorite celtic Big Perk weighs in. Plus The Nets are the latest NBA team dealing with Covid. Who's out and how will Brooklyn move forward...WOJ joins us live...  NBA Today Starts NOW! 

WFAN: On-Demand
Sal Licata Open 12-14-21

WFAN: On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 20:30


Sal get this Tuesday going where else but The Garden as the Knicks play host to the Warriors as Steph Curry looks for history in the Mecca. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Horribly Good Guys
Episode 78: Check on ya boy sometime

Horribly Good Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 105:35


On this episode of HGG, its MECCA MONDAY!!!! Paul and Mecca talk about the Juicy verdict (Jussie Smollett) and the guy who shot his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend before shooting himself. They also talk about Kim and Kanye (sorta) sending your kids to school w/ covid some random pedophile and local politics. The show is packed.

Locals Know Best
33: Leavenworth, Washington, Christmas Town Year-Round

Locals Know Best

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 39:26


Today, I'll be speaking with Tom Potter about all of his favorite outdoor adventures in a town you may know as one of the most picturesque Alpine-style villages in the United States, Leavenworth, Washington! I'm very excited for this episode because Leavenworth has always been in the back of my mind as an excellent fit for this podcast, and even more so for one of our holiday episodes. Leavenworth is not only incredibly jam-packed with outdoor activities, it boasts tons of holiday cheer to boot! We will, of course, talk a bit about the holiday season and how it affects and influences this Christmas-loving town. But Tom also does a fantastic job explaining why Leavenworth is so much more than an adorable Bavarian town engulfed in holiday lights! About Tom Potter (Aka: T-Pot) Tom is a local Leavenworth entrepreneur. When he first arrived in the area, he spent several years working in the bars and restaurants throughout the village to fund his recreational habits.  During that time, he inadvertently found himself planning vacations for people, so they wouldn't waste a minute of their stay. Eventually, The T-Pot Experience was born, an all-inclusive trip planning service he operates that focuses on bringing you the best of the best of Leavenworth. With this host and concierge service, he helps visitors make the most of their time in the area, specializing in unique experiences based around outdoor recreation, food, wine, and scenery. Learn more about Tom Potter and how to plan Leavenworth excursions with him at thetpotexperience.com. What We Cover in This Episode What makes Leavenworth so picturesque and unique and "the recreation Mecca of Washington." Why people are drawn to Leavenworth for the holidays. A pro tip on the ideal time to see the Leavenworth holiday lights. What time of the year Christmas-town is in full effect. How you can see the Leavenworth lights from your couch. The best and worst times of year to visit Leavenworth. What each season in Leavenworth has to offer visitors. Which part of town is optimal for an Airbnb rental. The best spot in town for coffee and biscuit breakfast sandwiches, and what time you should be there to make sure you get a biscuit. The best spots to ski and snowboard near Leavenworth, and how to fit in a whitewater kayaking adventure on the way back! The best part of the river for a more relaxed inner tube float or standup paddleboarding with incredible views. A fantastic sandwich spot you won't walk away from hungry. The best sausage garden in town to get a bratwurst. All of the incredible professionally maintained mountain biking trail options available in town and a few of Tom's favorites. A historically prominent ski hill area that hosts bikers in the summer and skiers and tubers in the winter. The nordic skiing that is also available in the area. The "buffet of hiking" offered in Leavenworth. Two of my favorite hikes around this area (and one ends at the view seen in the cover image for this podcast!) The optimal spots in town for beer, dinner, and craft cocktails. The music scene in Leavenworth. The best Instagram spot in town. Two underrated spots in town you should be sure not to miss. Quotables "Come to Leavenworth to enjoy the mountains, enjoy the recreation here, get a little taste of Bavaria. It's a unique gem in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains of Eastern Washington. As you pull into town, you'll just be amazed by how they've stuck to the Bavarian theme, and the mountain access is about as good as I've ever experienced." Tom Potter Links to Places Mentioned in this Episode How to see the Leavenworth, WA Holiday Lights from Anywhere: Leavenworth Live Webcams Where to Stay in the Leavenworth, WA Area: Airbnb Rental Homes Leavenworth, WA Area Outdoor (& One Indoor) Activities Mentioned in the Episode: Stevens Pass Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort Tumwater Canyon Leavenworth Ski Hill Freund Canyon Mountain Bike Trail Rosy Boa Mountain Bike Trail Ribbed Mountain Bike Trail Colchuck Lake Trailhead Icicle Ridge Trail Snow Lakes Trailhead Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum Leavenworth Reindeer Farm Leavenworth, WA Area Restaurants, Breweries, & Speakeasies Mentioned in this Episode: Argonaut Espresso Bar Parsley's Pantry München Haus Icicle Brewing Company Sulla Vita Wok About Mongolian Grill Pika Provisions Thanks for Listening! We love our listeners! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a comment below and let me know about your favorite part! If you've been enjoying the show, please also consider leaving me a review in Apple Podcasts. It's super easy; click here and go to “ratings and reviews.” I read and appreciate every single one! Each review helps new listeners find the podcast. Thank you!! Follow Cinders Travels on Facebook or Locals Knows Best Podcast on Instagram for Locals Know Best updates.

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
S4 E66: Islam and the Possibilities of Peace | Mohammed Hijab

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 91:01


This episode was recorded on November 10th, 2021. In this episode, philosopher Mohammed Hijab joined me to discuss a wide array of topics, such as the traditionalist interpretation of Islam, its metanarrative, the story of the prophet Muhammad, and some common ground among monotheistic Abrahamic religions. Mohammed Hijab is an author and philosopher whose main interests lie in political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and comparative religion. He seeks to spread a better understanding of traditionalist Islam while engaging with prominent thinkers and philosophers worldwide. Find more from Mohammed Hijab on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mohammed_hijab [00:00] Intro [01:48] What beliefs and practices are central to Islam? [04:12] Islam's unmoved mover argument for God and the universe [07:30] “Things made of parts... must be contingent on being created by something else, a sorting mechanism [that] doesn't necessitate [creation itself].” Mohammed Hijab [08:25] “It is problematic, through the lens of Islam... for there to be a god of a triune nature like [in] Christianity.” MH [08:58] “Islam does not believe that there's an element of divinity... in human beings.” MH [10:09] “The word Islam does not mean peace; it means submission. Islam believes that everything in the universe submits to God.” MH [10:57] The metanarrative of Islam [12:12] Mohammed's view of worship and belief [12:48] “We believe in... the inherent belief in God implanted in humans.” MH [15:20] What's the purpose of belief? [17:00] The instinct for God arguments vs new atheists [18:27] The Muslim ideal for worship, compared [24:36] Muslims and Christians as followers of Jesus Christ [27:59] How does Dr. Peterson envision the spark of divinity? [28:25] “The divine spark is embodied virtue... reflective of the highest value, operating at a local scale.” JP [29:42] How are the attributes of God knowable to a Muslim? The importance of the original version of the Quran [35:07] “Islam is an evangelizing religion... we want everyone to embrace it.” MH [35:31] Bridges to Islam [38:50] “I'm speaking from the perspective of someone who's a traditionalist Muslim and not a liberal or enlightened Muslim.” MH [40:47] An abridged story of the prophet Muhammad. The Mecca and Medina periods. Rationalizing the warrior emphasis of many Muslim teachings [44:10] Muhammad's warrior traits and Hijab's interpretation [49:20] Exploring the terms “warlord” and “defensive wars.” [50:54] In Hijab's opinion, what's the central driving force behind the expansion of Islam? [52:10] “Islam has the capability of being expansive through war... and of making peace treaties. It does and should do whatever's in its best interest, just like every country.” MH [55:39] Against totalitarianism [58:46] “Evangelising isn't the same as compelling.” MH [58:56] “Let the best story win. I would say that the proper mode of conversion is something like a shining example.” JP [01:00:28] M.Hijab on western misconceptions of Islam [01:03:20] Other seldom-discussed aspects of Islam [01:08:53] M.Hijab's take on the war in Serbia [01:11:05] The economic output of Islamic countries [01:15:18] M.Hijab on why the traditionalist view is superior to a liberal one [01:21:34] The struggles of belief. How can we check our own views? [01:23:44] Wrapping up #Islam #Christianity #God #Quran #Jesus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lady-Land
Hannah Chipkin & Pippa Joseph - Merch Girls

Lady-Land

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 36:39


Hannah and Pippa are the charismatic co-founders of Merch Girls; a product design agency that creates beautiful, custom merch for some of the biggest brands in Australia including MECCA, the Australian Open, and lady-brains!  In this chat, the duo share how they landed their first major client – the Australian Ballet, how they survived COVID despite their entire pipeline drying up, and why they credit their success to building strong, meaningful relationships.     You'll learn:  How they finally landed the Australian Open as a client after being knocked back countless times  How and why the duo put Merch Girls before their friendship   How gifting an ‘e-merch-ancy' box to clients when COVID hit helped them generate new business   Why the team is now focused on building out their sustainable range   Why their philosophy is happy staff, happy clients, happy suppliers    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au   Follow us on Instagram @lady.brains  Chat to us in the Facebook group, the lady-brains clubhouse  Have a sweet business idea but unsure if it has potential? Sign up for the free 'Idea Validation Mini Course' here. 

First Smoke of The Day
Gas No Brakes - Episode 30

First Smoke of The Day

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 109:01


This week we have a big feature for Episode 30 ! Let's welcome “Gas No Brakes Company” to First Smoke of the Day! A prominent cannabis brand making waves in Los Angeles and part of a Top Tier Cannabis Family. Now you get to hear from 2 of the 3 brothers on who all chose top shelf cannabis in California as a profession and life's passion! “Gas No Brakes” the eldest of the 3 (Serge & Fidel) determined, focused second generation immigrants & cannabis entrepreneurs cultivating in Los Angeles originally from Lebanon. We talk about what the weed scene is like in Lebanon and what people are smoking there. How different life is coming from that and what feeds their inner passion and fire. The Hashish & Cannabis around the world and what it's like. We dive deep into @GasNoBrakesCo ‘s background and how cannabis was always a constant in their lives even before they chose the lifestyle. As Gas No Brakes was building cannabis grows & business experience teamed up as well as traveling the world for cannabis truly shown this family knows great grown cannabis! Making a massive impact on LA's cannabis scene and working closely with Cookies Maywood & all brothers they have built a dream team of passion and knowledge! The clear passion for the plant and persistence as a businessman is prevalent in the podcast and anytime speaking with Gas No Brakes. You can see the focus on making sure he fulfills his lifelong cannabis dream alongside his prominent cannabis cultivating brothers. This is insight into what it takes for a passionate brother & his whole family to enter the Mecca of cannabis markets and make big waves! If you enjoy this for further insight "Fidel” the youngest brother is an amazing, passionate guy. Listen to Episode 5 - Fidels for more insight into this canna family. Let's welcome Gas No Brakes to First Smoke of the Day Podcast and buckle up for what lifelong passion for cannabis.Connect with Gas No Brakes on InstagramGas No BrakesGas No Brakes ClothingFirst Smoke of the Day SponsorsGrowGeneration WebsiteInstagramPower SI WebsiteInstagramThank you so much for tuning into First Smoke of The Day. A cannabis and culture podcast giving you insight into the mind and lives of growers, extractors, playmakers, street brands, and underground culture in the global cannabis industry. Be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you consume podcasts. Make sure to also leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9.56 ABV PODCAST
EP. 58 with Special Guest Shaun Mecca (Live)

9.56 ABV PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 85:29


Join us on our first ever live podcast at The Craft as we try new beers with Shaun Mecca (aka Cowboy Mecca) and talk about our event, the toy drive, how Shaun's music influences, the hip-hop country style, eating Lil Wayne's sandwiches on tour, The combo plate #1, Mrs. Joose, Hoooorney, White Walker, mamadas and other dope jales. Big shoutout to Miguel and The Craft for letting us put this on. We will be back so keep an eye out for the date. Big thank you for all the people that donated toys. Big shoutout to Shaun Mecca aka Cowboy Mecca for being our guest and performing live. Find his music on all streaming platforms. Big shoutout to our sponsor EATMETEXAS.COM. Go browse the website and find some 100% Legal THC edibles. Use code 956 at checkout and get 10% off your purchase. Perfect for micro-dosing. Big shout out to GOOSE WRAPS. Go to Goosewraps.com and use promo cod 956ABV and get 20% off your purchase. Locally Owned. Veteran Owned. Check them out! Huge shoutout to our newest sponsor Johnny The Handyman. Thanks for listening. Cheers.

Houston Matters
Federal authorities investigate the I-45 project, & Houston as a mecca for air hockey (Dec. 10, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 49:02


On Friday's Houston Matters: The feds came to Houston to investigate the I-45 project this week. We discuss the latest developments. Also this hour: We meet the new director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Ruth López Turley. Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And, as the University of Houston prepares to host the 2021 World Air Hockey Championships this weekend, we learn how Houston became a mecca for air hockey enthusiasts.

Into the Fire at Burning Coal Theatre
Episode 83: Abbe Fralix

Into the Fire at Burning Coal Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 29:17


On this episode, we're joined by Abbe Fralix, a longtime collaborator currently featured in our production of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca!

Walking Distance
#21 | Faithful Hiking ft. Tamra Neblett-Hemmila

Walking Distance

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:41


In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Tamra Neblett-Hemmila, a 28-year-old long distance backpacker from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Tamra also happens to be black, Latina and Muslim; she was quite visible on the CDT this past season, practicing her faith by wearing a sport hijab on trail. If she seemed “uncommon” on the trail, her story is universal to hikers. Blissful Hiker covers how Tamra practiced her faith on trail, trail magic on the CDT, and the emotions and practicalities of quitting a long distance trail. Garage Grown Gear discount code: Use code “distance10” to save 10% at garagegrowngear.com.  Gossamer Gear discount code: Use code “walkingdistance” to save 15% off your cart at GossamerGear.com. Interview with Tamra Neblett-Hemilla 2:48 - Where was your winter shakedown hike for the CDT and what was it like? 3:54 - You mentioned your husband Eli, and we actually met through him. He mentioned his wife was hiking the CDT alone; why did you go alone and how did that effect your relationship dynamic? 5:34 - Did you take a Garmin In-Reach and check in with Eli that way? 6:00 - So you're in contact every day, but you're still alone out there. And the CDT is probably the most difficult long trail in the U.S.; why did you start there? 6:49 - Do you have a trail name? And how did you get the name? 8:00 - Did you make your own meals for yourself before you jumped into the trail? 8:35 - I did see a recipe on your Facebook, a tuna hot dish. So Minnesota! What's in it? 9:12 - So, Tamra, you are black, Latina, and Muslim. Did you meet many people that looked like you on trail? 9:58 - So you did wear a hijab, a sport hijab on trail. I'm curious about that, where did you get yours? 10:30 - For those of us who aren't knowledgeable, what is the purpose and importance of the hijab in the Muslim faith? 11:33 - How did your hijab fit on your head and how did it feel? 12:10 - What else did you wear on your hike? 12:42 - Do you think there are misconceptions about Muslim women being athletic? Did you find in your faith that there's a resistance to women being athletic or being alone in the outdoors? 14:31 - What were the reactions from people you met and other hikers?  16:00 - So you mentioned timing your breaks for prayer every day. Did you take a prayer rug? And did you need to orient yourself towards Mecca every time? 16:43 - I'm curious about how it felt to pray every day outdoors; did you feel like it was more intentional or more intense for you? 19:42 - I wanted to go back to your hike experience and what your favorite parts were. What was your experience of New Mexico? 21:37- You mentioned the Gila River, and I believe that's where you met someone who I met on the PCT, Crazy Eyes? And he offered you this type of trail magic that only happens from one hiker to another, what was that like? 22:54 - I love that story, because there's such kindness that can happen in the wilderness between two hikers. 23:50 - You have some really dramatic pictures from Mt. Taylor too, and you're experienced with snow being from Minnesota, but that looked dangerous.  24:50 - You got to Colorado, and everything really changes when you get there. You ended up stopping the trail, after about 1200 miles. So what happened and what was the final straw for you? 27:02 - So I have to interrupt you, you were covered head to toe and the mosquitos bit right through your clothes? 30:00 - You wrote that you felt like you let people down, black girls and Latina girls, BIPOC people all around the world, and you had failed yourself. But you also wrote that it was the best decision; there's a moment that we can't bear to let go, but you did to take care of yourself. 31:32 - If you were talking to one of those Muslin girls or BIPOC humans who had quit the trail, what would you say to them? 32:35 - Do you think you have unfinished business, are you going to go back and finish? 34:33 - Get in touch if you want to talk about quitting the trail: hikeralison@gmail.com.  34:36 - Update on past guest Cindy Ross and her husband Todd Gladfelter - see their GoFundMe in the show links. Mentioned in this episode: Adidas Sport Hajib  Todd Gladfelter Go Fund Me  Get all of the Walking Distance Podcast episodes. About Alison Young Alison Young, aka Blissful Hiker, is a former host and producer at American Public Media and professional flutist. She's thru-hiked New Zealand's Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as long trails in South America, South Africa, Europe, Pakistan and all over the US. In her podcast Blissful Hiker, she shares personal essays from the trail along with collected sound. Her goal in life is to hike until she drops. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)!  Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Follow Walking Distance on Facebook and Instagram. Follow The Trek on YouTube.

MCCGP Podcast
The Radiant Light: Ep 22 Pause & Resumption in Revelation, Two phases of Prophet‘s mission in Mecca

MCCGP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 48:51


Sunday December 5, 2021 This episode discusses the rank of Prophethood (Nubuwwa) and Messengership (Risala), the pause in revelation and the second revelation sent to the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) which puts him on the path of summoning humanity to Allah. It also looks at the two phases of the Prophet's mission in Mecca.

SkyWatchTV Podcast
Unraveling Revelation: The Prince Who is to Come

SkyWatchTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:00


TWO VERSES in Daniel chapter 9 are the basis for identifying the ethnicity of the Antichrist. Not surprisingly, conclusions as to his origins span the globe from Rome to Mecca to Washington, D.C. We discuss Daniel 9:26–27 and explain why its meaning is not as clear as it might seem on first reading. Watch every episode of Unraveling Revelation at www.UnravelingRevelation.tv.

Post Reports
Mold at Howard U., and an omicron update

Post Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 27:04


Why dozens of students at Howard University spent part of their fall semester living in tents. And, omicron comes to the United States.Read more:Mold, mice, water damage and no WiFi. Those have been some of the conditions in Howard University's housing units in Washington. This fall, the conditions led to protests that lasted more than 30 days. Some students even slept in tents on the historically Black university's campus. But such conditions aren't new. For years, students and graduates have complained about building conditions at a school that's often called “the Mecca.”Many students blamed university president Wayne A.I. Frederick. But some students say Corvias, a private company that manages 60 percent of the housing on Howard's campus, is the real culprit. Schools often hire companies to handle dining halls and custodial services because they don't get enough funding from federal, state and local governments. Education reporter Lauren Lumpkin and producer Jordan-Marie Smith report on the relationship between universities and the private companies managing their housing — and the students who say those relationships need to end.Plus later in the show, national health reporter Dan Diamond explains what President Biden's administration plans to do about the omicron variant of the coronavirus.If you value the journalism you hear in this podcast, please subscribe to The Washington Post. We have a deal for our listeners — one year of unlimited access to everything The Post publishes for just $29. To sign up, go to washingtonpost.com/subscribe.

Being Human
The Poetics of Difference: An Interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Being Human

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 51:24


An interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. The interview focuses on Professor Sullivan's most recent book The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora. Information on the essay collection Teaching Black, from the University of Pittsburgh Press, can be found here: upittpress.org/books/9780822946953/. The webpage for Professor Sullivan's upcoming novel can be found here: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/712169…781324091417.

Rise & Grind
Grizzlies Looking Good, DeAngelo Williams and The Mecca - 11/1/21

Rise & Grind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 95:14


On today's show: Meghan and Jessica recap the Grizzlies win over the Raptors, discuss LeBron James entering health and safety protocols, talk about Lincoln Riley's comments and more from around the sports landscape. DeAngelo Williams stops by before Alana Davis and Tyler Frierson hop on to discuss the Memphis Tigers women's basketball team and to announce their new podcast. (start) Grizz recap (17:00) Knicks v. Nets (19:00) Warriors v. Suns (26:00) LeBron James in health and safety protocols (30:00) Lincoln Riley (42:00) DeAngelo Williams (1:15:00) Alana Davis and Tyler Frierson Watch LIVE at 8am, weekdays on YouTube and the Grizzlies App: bit.ly/MemGrizzApp Watch today's full show at: youtube.com/grindcitymedia

The Life of Prophet Muhammad
Prelude to the Battle of Badr

The Life of Prophet Muhammad

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 49:44


The Meccans wanted to bolster their military situation, not okay with the Prophet Muhammad simply relocating to Medina. The Meccans had invested heavily in a caravan led by Abu Sufyan which would let them build up their military.Prophet Muhammad intended to intercept this caravan on it's way back from Syria. However, Abu Sufyan discoveres this plan and devises a scheme to rile up the Meccans and push them to all out war against the Muslims.This lecture includes:- How Imam Ali got the kunya of Abu Turab- Gabriel informing Prophet Muhammad of Abu Sufyan's plan and how the Prophet tested the Muslims' resolve- The prophet's aunt in Mecca having a vision of a calamity affecting the MeccansLecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=450.Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-iBIU2c3Ms&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.

Mason & Ireland
HR 1: A New MECCA of College Football!

Mason & Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 51:49


Ireland weighs in on what Greg and Jorge did to Mase yesterday that got him mad. Also, how good are the Warriors? the guys break down the Warriors and how good they are without Klay! Plus, there is a NEW MECCA of College Football! As USC signed Lincoln Riley, a hire that no one saw coming! and Ireland put in all the questions in the WHEEL OF QUESTIONS TODAY! and Kendrick Perkins says someone form the Lakers need to step up to LeBron find out who?

KA-POW! The Pop Cultured Podcast
Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #306 Too Many Books

KA-POW! The Pop Cultured Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 85:58


Good news!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a lot of entertaining stuff to talk about this week, including a field trip to Columbus to a retro toy Mecca, new movies both streaming and on the big screen, a stack of essential reading to add to your library and some recent television worth getting excited about.  You can Book It! Length - 01:25:58 Language - PG-13.  (Contains some adult language.) - 0:15:40 - MOVIE NEWS A few further non-spoilery thoughts on Marvel's "Eternals," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" a fun nostalgic experience, the star-studded "Red Notice" a globe-trotting Netflix adventure, "Music Box: Jagged" documentary takes a closer look at Alanis Morissette's breakout album, Tom Hanks in the post-apocalyptic drama "Finch" for Apple TV+, "Jungle Cruise" arrives on Disney+ and avoiding the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" trailer. - 0:48:25 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS Reading "The Wheel of Time" to prep for the new Amazon Prime series, grown-up kid detectives star in Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin's "Friday" graphic novel, Matt Fraction and David Aja's definitive "Hawkeye" tale influences the new show, "All of the Marvels" provides a road map to the entire history of a comic universe, "Young Justice: Phantoms" tackles real-world issues, a Taco Bell commercial features two "Saga" cosplayers for some reason, series finale of "Supergirl" makes a bold statement about becoming your authentic self and a second season of "Tiger King" is not what the world needs right now.

The Film Stage Show
Ep. 452 – Belfast (with Dan Mecca)

The Film Stage Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 101:16


Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Bill Graham and Robyn Bahr are joined by Dan Mecca to discuss Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, now in theaters. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films. The Film Stage Show is supported by MUBI, a curated streaming service showcasing exceptional films from around the globe. Every day, MUBI premieres a new film. Whether it's a timeless classic, a cult favorite, or an acclaimed masterpiece — it's guaranteed to be either a movie you've been dying to see or one you've never heard of before and there will always be something new to discover. Try it for free for 30 days at mubi.com/filmstage.

Stacking Slabs
Behind the scenes of Burbank Sportscards with Rob and Ryan Veres

Stacking Slabs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 59:02


In this episode father and son duo Rob and Ryan Veres share a ton of information about their buying process, opening up new stores, and servicing their customers. Burbank Sportscards is the Mecca of LCS and this conversation is a unique opportunity to hear how they are running their business.Sign up for the Stacking Slabs Weekly Rip Newsletter using this linkSign up for Card Ladder and show your support for the show by using this linkFollow Burbank Sportscards:| Instagram |  Website | YouTubeFollow Stacking Slabs: | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tiktok

Horribly Good Guys
Episode 75: Wypepo Problems

Horribly Good Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 90:39


ITS MECCA MONDAAAAYYYY...Paul and Mecca sit down and discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict and other random white court cases. Also they talk about a couple that decided to go on the run and leave their kids, a sex worker who retired at 76, peeing on a fan and a mom who thinks her kid will be the next Ted Bundy. So basically a show about wypepo shit.

Perpetual Traffic
Episode 342: Why Quick Follow-Up Is the Key to Better Conversion Rates

Perpetual Traffic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:26


Follow up with an inbound lead in 60 seconds or less, and your conversion rate will be 300% higher.     In today's episode, co-hosts Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam are face to face for the second time ever—this time in Austin, Texas, which is quickly becoming the entrepreneurial Mecca (according to Kasim). They're chatting about conversion and why all the traffic in the world doesn't do much good unless you're following up with leads immediately. Solidify your sales process from start to finish before you worry about getting more traffic.   Listen in as they share some valuable conversion tips—as well as something that's really been energizing both of them lately.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN: How a strategic two-email campaign could get you a 60-70% open rate How to know if you need more leads or a better conversion process Ways to analyze your “leaky bucket” and reverse engineer it logically Something you absolutely need in your life right now (that you might not realize)   LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: ScheduleOnce Attentive Funnel Specialist job opening at Tier 11 Follow @ralphhb and @kasimaslam on Twitter   OUR PARTNERS: No Limit Creatives gives you unlimited graphics/videos for one low monthly rate.  Clients Online, the go-to Facebook Advertising agency for businesses Keap, an easier way to manage every stage of the customer journey Endless reports and actionable insights from Oribi Get Zero Down (Roland Frasier's new book) FREE. Find out your Leadership Trust Score at Ready to Lead. Register for our free Founders Board workshop   Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Perpetual Traffic? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!

Untold Stories
Tampa: The Next Bitcoin Mecca with Gabe Higgins

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:53


My guest today is my friend, Gabe Higgins, the Co-founder and Managing Director of BlockSpaces, a blockchain technology center for education, coworking, and development located in South Tampa. Founded in 2017, BlockSpaces, Inc., is a software company headquartered in Tampa, Florida that provides blockchain integration software for connecting applications and data. The company's founders have deep roots in the global blockchain ecosystem since 2013 and remain actively involved in both legislative and community affairs that impact the technology through their work with the Florida Blockchain Business Association. The core team aligns innovative blockchain expertise with decades of enterprise software and infrastructure experience. With a wide range of technology partnerships and industry associations, BlockSpaces is known as a trusted source and market leader in blockchain integration. Gabe is a Certified Bitcoin Professional through the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium(C4), Founder of CryptoEdge Solutions, a cryptocurrency consulting group, organizer of the Tampa Bay Bitcoineers/Blockchain Enthusiasts, Tampa's largest and longest-running meetup group for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. As a true believer in this technology, he is convinced it will disrupt a variety of industries and antiquated centralized systems to make a freer and more equitable world. Gabe is always open to connecting with startup founders, technologists, investors, & mentors who are passionate about disrupting industries by properly leveraging blockchain, which is why he also currently advises startups and VC-funded blockchain companies with strategic partnerships and technical direction. Gabe was also a co-author of the iconic book, "Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption and Redemption of Money", 2020, which provides a moral argument for sound money. Our conversation was a fireside chat at the Florid Bitcoin and Blockchain Summit where we discussed the Tampa Bitcoin/crypto community, BlockSpaces, and Enterprise adoption, Web3 and the Metaverse, Bitcoin, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing our personal journeys in Bitcoin/crypto. Our conversation naturally flows to a discussion about the growth and adoption within Tampa of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Gabe discusses how he and his co-founders at BlockSpaces helped lay the foundation for the burgeoning Tampa crypto community. We continue our discussion about BlockSpaces by discussing how Gabe and his team provide a suite of products to enable traditional enterprise businesses to integrate blockchain technology. We continue our conversation by discussing the emergence of Web3 and the importance of creating decentralized infrastructure. Our conversation pivots to Bitcoin where we begin discussing the philosophy underpinning Bitcoin. Gabe emphasizes how Bitcoin empowers people by preventing them from time theft. We discuss the ongoing money printing and inflation as drivers for Bitcoin's adoption. We finish our conversation by discussing the evolution of money and why Bitcoin matters. Please enjoy my conversation with Gabe Higgins --- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap's state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. - This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

The Groupchat Golf Podcast
Chasing Strantz: A Visit To America's Golf Mecca

The Groupchat Golf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 79:11


The boys are back in town, technically! After a few month hiatus, a rebrand, and a trip to the beautiful Pinehurst area of North Carolina, the boys have finally returned. Not big on descriptions (at least we're honest), so we'll keep this brief...in this episode, we recap some behind-the-scenes action and reasoning for the new show. We recap our first ever golf trip in October which was full of delight and give a rundown on the fascinating life of golf architect/designer Mike Strantz. If you are unaware of who Mike Strantz is, or what he's done in the golf world then this episode is for YOU! The courses we played and recapped in the beautiful Pinehurst Village are as follows: Talamore Golf Resort Tobacco Road Pinehurst No. 8 Mid South Club Legacy Golf Links -- Instagram: @groupchat_golf_memes @officiallysonny @chubbawatson Twitter: @groupchat_golf_memes @chubbawatson -- Sponsors: Tempy's Tees -- Tunes: Spanish Harlem by Mattijs Muller

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads

EPISODE #648 SACRED GEOMETRY Richard welcomes a filmmaker,artist, professional architect and engineer to discuss how patterns in number, sacred geometry, musical harmony, and astronomy are encoded in ancient and modern cities and architecture. From monuments such as the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center to the symbolism encoded in such diverse locales as Babylon, Baalbek, Jerusalem, Mecca, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, the Vatican, and Hollywood. Guest: Scott Onstott is the creator of the epic documentary film called Secrets in Plain Sight (SIPS), a densely-packed series about esoteric patterns found in art, architecture, urban design and the Cosmos. Volume 1 runs 3hrs43min and is free to watch online. As well as being a prominent architect and engineer. Scott connects the dots between mysterious glyphs, number in itself (math and numerology), number in space (sacred geometry and architecture), number in time (musical principles), and number in space and time (astronomy and astrology). SIPS reveals that profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Life Change and Formula 13 Teas All Organic, No Caffeine, Non GMO!  More Energy!  Order now, use the code 'unlimited' to save 10% on all non-SALE items, PLUS... ALL your purchases ships for free!!! C60EVO -The Secret is out about this powerful anti-oxidant. The Purest C60 available is ESS60.  Buy Direct from the Source.  Buy Now and Save 10% – Use Coupon Code: EVRS at Checkout! Strange Planet Shop - If you're a fan of the radio show and the podcast, why not show it off?  Greats T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more.  It's a Strange Planet - Dress For It! BECOME A PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER FOR LESS THAN $2 PER MONTH If you're a fan of this podcast, I hope you'll consider becoming a Premium Subscriber.  For just $1.99 per month, subscribers to my Conspiracy Unlimited Plus gain access to two exclusive, commercial-free episodes per month. They also gain access to my back catalog of episodes. The most recent 30 episodes of Conspiracy Unlimited will remain available for free.  Stream all episodes and Premium content on your mobile device by getting the FREE Conspiracy Unlimited APP for both IOS and Android devices... Available at the App Store and Google Play.

Driven By with Sam Coates
The Mecca of Soul Food with Patrice and Jerry Thompson

Driven By with Sam Coates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 124:15


My guests today are Patrice and Jerry Thompson. Patrice and her family own and operate the legendary Four Way Restaurant out of Memphis, TN. The Four Way attracts visitors from all over the world. In addition to being known for its famous soul food, the Four Way is also a place with rich history and significance. In this interview, you'll hear how Martin Luther King spent a lot of time at the Four Way during the civil rights movement. Additionally, this restaurant has seen guests such as Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, The Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many more.    This interview is a great episode where you'll learn:   The Four Way is much more than only a restaurant. 75 years later, you can see the pride, the vision, and the sacrifice generations prior have made to get the Four Way to where it is today. Why the Four Way was a place of love and community during segregation and how it remains that way today The challenges of running a restaurant during a labor shortage and the Covid-19 pandemic. How they've learned to pivot and adapt to make it through Their vision for the future and how they want to see their once-booming area return to what it once was And much more!   Please enjoy this week's episode with Patrice and Jerry Thompson! Links: https://thefourway901.com/ https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/ https://www.graceland.com/about-elvis https://www.arethafranklin.net/ https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/ike-and-tina-turner https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jesse-Jackson

Tha Boxing Voice
☎️Can Caleb Plant Beat Canelo Alvarez❓

Tha Boxing Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 186:25


This Saturday, November 6th at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena at the boxing Mecca in Las Vegas; the undefeated IBF belt holder Caleb Plant, will challenge the man to beat at the super middleweight division, WBC – WBA – WBO Champion Saul Canelo Alvarez, to try to become the undisputed 168 pounds Champion.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKT39KR_e3ZliHe4cyC06A/joinOne Free Month of Dazn On TBV http://bit.ly/ThaBoxingVoicexDAZNhttps://www.patreon.com/ThaboxingvoiceBUY THA BOXING VOICE T-SHIRT HERE http://thaboxingvoice.com/storePLEASE SUPPORT!!! SUBSCRIBE, SHARE & LIKEPlease check out our Facebook page and hit the like button. https://www.facebook.com/Thaboxingvoiceradio GOOGLE PLUS https://plus.google.com/107960664507143008932/posts?tab=XXiWeb Sitehttp://thaboxingvoice.com/Radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thaboxingvoiceradioTwitter: @Thaboxingvoicehttps://twitter.com/thaboxingvoiceAudio only Podcast subscribe herehttps://itun.es/us/oY7JJ.cMUSIC CREDITCASH APP $Dolla Dibiase https://www.instagram.com/dolla_dibiase/?hl=en#CaneloPlant #ShowtimePPV #CaneloAlvarez

Teen Mom Trash Talk
Ep 220. It's Been a Minute

Teen Mom Trash Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 49:13


Mecca lies about eating a cookie. Kiaya's sister carries on the good couch tradition. Amber goes outside. Nova forgets about Vaeda too.  Teen Mom OG S9 Ep 19 Young & Pregnant S3 Ep 7 Bonus Patreon.com/TrashTalkPodcast Tracey Carnazzo @trixietuzzini Noelle Winters @noeygirl_ IG @TeenMomTrashTalk Twitter @TeenMomPodcast betterhelp.com/trashtalk teenmom.myfitnesspal.com

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Justice for Julius Jones and the Howard University Protests

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 90:09


Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the #BlackburnTakeover at Howard University, while producer Donnie Beacham details his experience with dorm life at the “Mecca” (23:33), then we welcome family and supporters of Julius Jones, a death row inmate they say was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999 (37:08). Plus, it's Thought Warrior mailbag time (1:19:35)! Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay Guests: Antoinette Jones, Keith Jossell, Tiffany Crutcher Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices