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Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
10/18/21: John Deere Strike, Sanders vs Manchin, Epstein News, Katie Couric, Sanjay Gupta, Colin Powell, Buttigieg's Paternity Leave, The Trump Factor, Monopoly Power with Matt Stoller, and More!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 77:35


To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and SpotifyApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXlMerch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/Strike Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-john-deere-strike?utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterStoller's Substack: https://mattstoller.substack.com/American Economic Liberties Project: https://www.economicliberties.us/our-work/democracy-for-sale/

Generation X Gaming
New World MMO - Server Issues | Generation X Gaming #281

Generation X Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 136:37


On This week Show we talk about Battlefield 2042 Controller Issues, Marvel Avengers coming to Gamepass, 30million Game pass users?, Gamer bed, Netflix picks up Studio, Sony Picks up another studio, New World server issues, Talk about the review process, Hasbro coming to gaming world, Epic's Metaverse, Monopoly coming to Fornite, Amazon Robot and much more. Support or submit your question for the current or next show 24/7 here: https://www.30nstillgaming.live/tip Generation X Gaming is a weekly Podcast that goes over a few of the top stories from the past week in gaming and we rant along the way. #battlefield2042 #newworld #marvelavengers 00:00:00 Start  00:00:58 Opening  00:02:07 Run Down for the Show  00:04:41 What have we been Playing  00:18:01 Battlefield 2042 controller problems  00:20:20 Battlefield Mobile Leak  00:26:01 Battlefield 2042 needs Xbox live Gold  00:36:27 Marvel Avengers Gamepass  00:43:40 30 Million Game Pass Users?  00:52:51 Rockstar Muting People  01:00:01 Gamer Bed  01:07:15 Netflix Picks up gaming Studio  01:12:35 Sony picks up Bluepoint Studio  01:13:57 New World MMO BIG Numbers and Discussion  01:29:34 Talk about Review process of games  01:39:07 Hasbro coming to Gaming   01:49:46 Epic's Metaverse  01:54:32 Monopoly coming to Fortnite  01:58:13 Amazon Robot Astro  02:05:30 Halo Test coming out  02:07:40 VR Track pad talk  02:11:05 18 million for Activision to pay Join 30nstillgaming and Sgt Mclusky as they have over 65 years experience playing and discussing games Check out more of @30nstillgaming at Website http://www.30nstillgaming.live Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sgtmclusky Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Gen_X_GamingSu... this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes.  https://anchor.fm/generation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/genxgaming/message

Mega Dads Live
Family Game Night: Animal Crossing New Horizons Monopoly

Mega Dads Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


Monopoly. The name alone is enough to induce exasperated groans in people that enjoy board games. I hate playing Monopoly with a passion. I hate how long the game takes,…

The Glenn Beck Program
China's Microchip Monopoly | Guests: Bill O'Reilly & Sarah Teske | 10/15/21

The Glenn Beck Program

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 122:07


Glenn and Stu discuss CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his polar opposite opinions when on with Joe Rogan vs. while on CNN. Glenn and Stu give an update on the supply chain shortage and how China is poised to have a lot of control. Bill O'Reilly joins for his weekly news recap, including the unreported story of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg spending hundreds of millions to influence the 2020 election. Sarah Teske, adviser for the Human Force Coalition, joins to share her rescue efforts in Afghanistan, including President Biden's former interpreter, and the future of the rescue efforts. Tina Descovich, the co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joins Glenn to discuss the horrifying new sex-ed standards for public schools, including elementary schools. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Brian Nichols Show
351: How Occupational Licensing Adds to the Monopoly on Fear -with Shoshana Weissmann

The Brian Nichols Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 39:16


How has occupational licensing added to the monopoly of fear? Shoshana Weissmann returns to the program to show how many of these "feel good" policies end up causing more harm than good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Making It in The Toy Industry
#95: Tips For Finding The Great Toy Or Game Concepts Within You

Making It in The Toy Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:09


Do you have an idea for a game? Well, you're in luck because to close out Hispanic Heritage Month, The Toy Coach sits down with Christian Castro, the Design Director of What To You Meme? to talk about what makes a great game idea…GREAT! Together Azhelle and Christian compare parlor games and commercial games in an effort to identify the key characteristics of classic party, family, and kids' games. From today's episode you'll learn the right and wrong way to use theming in your toy ideas, so that you're truly innovating and not just masking an existing play pattern with a trendy theme. If you absolutely love the insights into the toy industry you get from this podcast, but you never thought that YOU could come up with a toy or game idea, then you need to press play right now. We touch on how classic games like Candyland and brands like Spongebob weren't invented by toy industry pro's, they were created by everyday people outside of our incredible industry.MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:For the links and resources mentioned in this episode, head over to the episode page at www.thetoycoach.com/95

Pat Mayo Experience
Week 6 Spread Picks, Cust Corner + Bond Review

Pat Mayo Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 131:05


Pat Mayo, Geoff Fienberg and Tim Anderson go game-by-game and make their 2021 NFL Week 6 Picks against the Spread while provide their Week 6 NFL game previews. Plus, a mini Cust Corner with Cust's update on McDonald's Monopoly and his +EV Buffett strategy. Use code MMN at Prize Picks for a deposit match up to $100: https://bit.ly/PrizePicksMMN Week 6 Injury List: https://mayomedia.substack.com/p/week-5-injuries-rb-snaps-player-notes Free Newsletter: https://mayomedia.substack.com/ You can still get into the MMN props contest by simply making a 5-pick entry (NO MNF PLAYERS) for $7.11. That amount qualifies it for the contest. Even if you don't think you can't catch up (you definitely can), take advantage of the bonus $50 given to anyone who plays an entry for $7.11 and gets all five picks correct. You'd get paid 10x for winning anyway, then another $50 bonus because you played an entry of $7.11. Seems like a good way to get 17s your money for a low investment. Perfect for anyone trying to build a bank roll. Advice Email: thepatmayoexperience@gmail.com MMN Props Leaderboard: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16G_dcgKRkbEhkqP162gna9ThxPrJbez75b8XngP2c8Y/edit#gid=0 Week 6 Rankings Lists RB https://bit.ly/21W6RBs WR https://bit.ly/21W6WRs QB https://bit.ly/21W6QBs TE/DST https://bit.ly/21W6TEs Week 6 DraftKings PME Listener's League: https://bit.ly/21W6PMEDKLL Sub to the Mayo Media Network: https://bit.ly/YTMMN NFL Stats & Tools Code “MAYO” for discount: https://www.runthesims.com/mayo NFL RESEARCH: https://youtu.be/YwfMLloiX1k How to Play NFL DraftKings, Strategy & Tips: https://youtu.be/pXkjPOwv5I4 SHOW INDEX 00:00 Intro 5:03 Recap 9:09 Jets 12:46 TB/PHI 18:36 MIA/JAX 23:37 LAC/BAL 34:34 MIN/CAR 39:49 GB/CHI 43:38 CIN/DET 46:22 HOU/IND 50:58 LAR/NYG 52:26 KC/WAS 57:09 Watchabilty Index 1:00:04 CUST CORNER MINI 1:31:09 ARZ/CLE 1:34:12 LV/DEN 1:40:14 DAL/NE 1:42:59 SEA/PIT 1:46:42 BUF/TEN 1:54:25 SUPERLOCK/SURVIVOR/FREE MONEY 1:57:38 Bond Movie Review

Sea Change Radio
Seth Berry: Maine Monopoly

Sea Change Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 29:00


This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Maine state representative Seth Berry about the shortcomings of his state’s power grid and recent efforts to create a consumer-owned model that is less reliant on fossil fuels. We look at the monopolistic nature of public utilities in Maine and several other states, examine some possible … Continue reading Seth Berry: Maine Monopoly → This article and podcast Seth Berry: Maine Monopoly appeared first on Sea Change Radio.

JBT - Jedi Business Talk
Bring Home The Bounty, Brian Goldner, Retro Collection Mando Wave 2

JBT - Jedi Business Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 14:49


This episode features the Bring Home The Bounty marketing campaign, Hasbro's second wave of Mandalorian themed Retro Collection figures and the passing of Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner. Please subscribe and check out the sponsored links below to Entertainment Earth: Retro Collection Mandalorian Wave 2 (brand new!) Retro Collection Mandalorian Wave 1 Retro Collection Remnant Stormtrooper (only included with the Monopoly game) Retro Collection Mando (wave 1) Retro Collection Grogu (wave 1) Retro Collection Greef Karga (wave 1) Retro Collection Kuiil (wave 1) Retro Collection Moff Gideon (wave 1) Retro Collection IG-11 (wave 1) Bring Home The Bounty Campaign Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner Black Series Tech Black Series Greedo

Trade Splaining
China‘s Evergande Problem, Trade Agreements and Facebook the Monopoly

Trade Splaining

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 43:28


Susan Ariel Aaronson, Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub at George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. joins hosts Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore on Trade Splaining to talk about why data governance is so difficult to get right, why it matters...and what we can do about it. She also gives her own special take on kebabs. On this episode, Ardian and Rob also discuss: The Evergrande crisis and what the bursting of China's housing bubble means for the rest of the world The skyrocketing rise in applications by countries to join global trade agreements Whether or not today's tech companies really are modern day monopolies Local News Listener Feedback

Smart Drivel
Ep.79: Do Not Pass Go

Smart Drivel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 29:27


The boys struck out on a path this episode to talk about board games. The classic games found in most homes that engendered laughter, cheating, family bonding, family arguing, and all around great memories. Come have a listen and pull up a chair at the Smart Drivel kitchen table as we set out to play some Monopoly, Clue, Life, Stratego, Chess...well, you get the idea.

The
WiM058 - The Hillebrand Series | Episode 5 | Crime and Punishment

The "What is Money?" Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 36:45


Max Hillebrand joins me for a multi-episode conversation covering the masterwork on libertarian philosophy “The Ethics of Liberty” written by Murray Rothbard.Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: https://nydig.com/GUESTMax's twitter: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMaxMax's Website: https://towardsliberty.com/btcpay/apps/wxB4qDBjfaZNqn9vSidLnn4dGbV/pos PODCASTPodcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-what-is-money-show/id1541404400Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8EewBGyfQQ1abIsE?si=wgVuY16XR0io4NLNo0A11A&nd=1RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYITranscript:OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:05 NYDIG00:01:25 Proportionality of Crime and Punishment00:06:54 A Monopoly on Punishment is Inherently Evil00:08:44 The Individual is Responsible for Punishment00:12:06 Relations Between Victims, Perpetrators, and The State00:14:48 Criminal Rehabilitation and Reintegration00:18:08 Bureaucracy Distorts Prices and Property Rights00:20:25 The State is Incentivized to Criminalize Victimless Acts00:22:51 The Emergence of Voluntary Imprisonment?00:26:20 Promises to Perform vs. Transfers of Property00:30:12 The Impossibility of Slave Labor Contracts00:33:36 Conscription is Slavery; Military Desertion is JustSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22WiM? Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisMoneyShowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breedlove_22/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@breedlove22?lang=enAll My Current Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​WRITTEN WORKMedium: https://breedlove22.medium.com/Substack: https://breedlove22.substack.com/WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBreedloveDollars via Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1784359925317632528The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32843101&fan_landing=trueRECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: https://nydig.com/Join Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): https://www.tixr.com/groups/bitcoinconference/events/bitcoin-2022-26217Put your Bitcoin to work. Earn up to 12% interest back on Bitcoin with Tantra: https://bit.ly/3CFcOmgIBAC assists central banks and sovereign wealth funds succeed in their digital asset investments: https://www.ibac.io/Automatic Recurring Bitcoin Buying: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/

Counter-University Classroom
Class 2: Big Tech Censorship and Monopoly Power

Counter-University Classroom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 60:36


 Counter-University Classroom - Class 2: Big Tech Censorship and Monopoly PowerIn this episode... A panel on Big Tech Censorship and Monopoly Power featuring Rachel Bovard, Judge Glock, Jennifer Hudleston, and Zach Graves and moderated by Saagar Enjeti. This panel was held at the ISI “Future of American Political Economy” conference. This conference brought together thinkers from many perspectives on the right to debate the future of Political Economy in America. Links: The Future of American Political Economy on YouTubeBecome a part of ISI:Download the ISI App for AppleDownload the ISI App for AndroidBecome a MemberSupport ISIUpcoming ISI Events

Sosnoff / Ratigan - Truth or Skepticism from tastytrade

Is Facebook the problem or are we? Mark Zuckerberg created a platform that delivers communication in an instant. Is it the fault of his creation that distortion has found its way into the platform and sowing discord? Or is it our fault and we just need a convenient scapegoat? The users actively contributed to their growth and now many of those same users are calling for Facebook's breakup. Tom and Dylan discuss on this week's episode.

Pat Mayo Experience
2021 Week 5 Spread Picks + Cust Corner Mini

Pat Mayo Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 130:41


Pat Mayo, Geoff Fienberg and Tim Anderson go game-by-game and make their 2021 NFL Week 5 Picks against the Spread while provide their Week 5 NFL game previews. Plus, a mini Cust Corner with Cust's excitement (and budget) for McDonald's Monopoly. Use code MMN at Prize Picks for a deposit match up to $100: https://bit.ly/PrizePicksMMN Free Newsletter: https://mayomedia.substack.com/ You can still get into the MMN props contest by simply making a 5-pick entry (NO MNF PLAYERS) for $7.11. That amount qualifies it for the contest. Even if you don't think you can't catch up (you definitely can), take advantage of the bonus $50 given to anyone who plays an entry for $7.11 and gets all five picks correct. You'd get paid 10x for winning anyway, then another $50 bonus because you played an entry of $7.11. Seems like a good way to get 17s your money for a low investment. Perfect for anyone trying to build a bank roll. Advice Email: thepatmayoexperience@gmail.com MMN Props Leaderboard: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16G_dcgKRkbEhkqP162gna9ThxPrJbez75b8XngP2c8Y/edit#gid=0 Week 5 Rankings Lists RB https://bit.ly/21W5RBs WR https://bit.ly/21W5WRs QB https://bit.ly/21W5QBranks TE/DST https://bit.ly/21W5TEDSTs Week 5 DraftKings PME Listener's League: https://bit.ly/21W5PMEDKLL Sub to the Mayo Media Network: https://bit.ly/YTMMN NFL Stats & Tools Code “MAYO” for discount: https://www.runthesims.com/mayo NFL RESEARCH: https://youtu.be/YwfMLloiX1k How to Play NFL DraftKings, Strategy & Tips: https://youtu.be/pXkjPOwv5I4 SHOW INDEX 00:00 Intro 1:12 Recap 11:32 LAR/SEA 17:28 Prop Contest 20:37 NYJ/ATL 34:38 PHI/CAR 36:33 GB/CIN 40:25 NE/HOU 45:05 TEN/JAX 48:52 DEN/PIT 51:50 NO/WAS 55:27 DET/MIN 59:54 MIA/TB 1:05:20 Watchabilty Index 1:08:32 CUST CORNER MINI 1:31:40 CLE/LAC 1:42:26 CHI/LV 1:46:55 NYG/DAL 1:50:36 SF/ARZ 1:53:02 BUF/KC 1:59:09 IND/BAL 2:02:33 SUPERLOCK/SURVIVOR/FREE MONEY

Below the Line with James Beshara
#119 — The Man Behind BitClout and The DeSo Blockchain — DiamondHands Nader Al-Naji

Below the Line with James Beshara

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 122:39


This episode premieres on the day our guest Nader Al-Naji's "Deso" launches a $50 million fund for a fully decentralized eco system. The Octane Fund will fuel development of early-stage social media projects for the blockchain. Nader Al-Naji, also known as "DiamondHands" is the creator of Bitclout and the blockchain DeSo. In today's episode, Nader speaks about his background for the first time on a podcast and how he got into creating a blockchain. From working as an engineer at Google, to discovering Ethereum in 2017, there has been immense amount of influences in Nader's life, which have helped him create what is known today as the DeSo blockchain. James and Nader, dive deep into the Monopoly of content we see today with online media and the plan with DeSo to ultimately decentralize content. Nader also speaks on the criticisms he received with Bitclout and how his team has made changes to ensure the longevity of DeSo the blockchain. To conclude the Episode, Nader tries to predict the future and the impact you may see on the world if online content becomes decentralized, in his opinion, its a win win for everybody involved. https://bit.ly/Go_BelowtheLine Find out more about Nader and The DeSo Blockchain: https://www.deso.org/ (Pie Chart of Ownership referenced 1:08:45) https://docs.deso.org/ https://twitter.com/nadertheory James' Original thoughts on Bitclout: https://jjbeshara.com/2021/04/19/i-have-seen-the-future-and-its-bitclout/ Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show at 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at askbelowtheline@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/gobelowtheline Support Our Sponsors Magic Mind https://magicmind.co (Use Code BTL at Checkout for 20% off) AppSumo http://appsumo.com/bff About your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He's been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine's “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line. “Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Another Podcast Network.

Futility Closet
359-Stranded in Shangri-La

Futility Closet

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:03


In 1945, a U.S. Army transport plane crashed in New Guinea, leaving three survivors marooned in the island's mountainous interior. Injured, starving, and exhausted, the group seemed beyond the hope of rescue. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the plight of the stranded survivors and the remarkable plan to save them. We'll also reflect on synthetic fingerprints and puzzle over a suspicious notebook. Intro: What's the shortest possible game of Monopoly if each player plays optimally? Omen or crated inkwell. Sources for our feature on the Gremlin Special: Mitchell Zuckoff, Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II, 2011. Randy Roughton, "Impossible Rescue," Airman, Jan. 26, 2015. John Cirafici, "Lost in Shangri-La," Air Power History 58:3 (Fall 2011), 65. Sara Hov, "Lost in Shangri-La," Army 61:8 (August 2011), 70. Harrison T. Beardsley, "Harrowing Crash in New Guinea," Aviation History 10:2 (November 1999), 46. David Grann, "Plane Crash Compounded by Cannibals," Washington Post, May 22, 2011. Mitchell Zuckoff, "Escape From the Valley of the Lost," Calgary Herald, May 8, 2011. Mitchell Zuckoff, "In 1945, a U.S. Military Plane Crashed in New Guinea," Vancouver Sun, May 7, 2011. Brian Schofield, "A Tumble in the Jungle," Sunday Times, May 1, 2011. Mitchell Zuckoff, "Return to Shangri-La," Boston Globe, April 24, 2011. "Wartime Plane Crash," Kalgoorlie [W.A.] Miner, Sept. 17, 1947. "Glider Saved Fliers, WAC in Wild Valley," [Hagerstown, Md.] Daily Mail, Aug. 14, 1945. Margaret Hastings, "Shangri-La Diary," Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, July 22, 1945. Bob Myers, "Rescued Wac Is En Route to Washington," [Binghamton, N.Y.] Press and Sun-Bulletin, July 9, 1945. "3 Crash Survivors Dramatically Rescued From New Guinea Valley by Glider Snatch Pickup," St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 30, 1945. "New Guinea's 'Hidden Valley,'" St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 28, 1945. "Survivors of Mishap in Shangri-La Valley Reach Their Rescuers," Birmingham [Ala.] News, June 20, 1945. "Two Airmen, Wac Await Rescue in Fantastic 'Hidden Valley,'" [Richmond, Va.] Times Dispatch, June 8, 1945. "Plan Rescue of Survivors of Crash in Shangri-La Dutch New Guinea," Del Rio [Texas] News Herald, June 8, 1945. Lynn Neary, "A WWII Survival Epic Unfolds Deep In 'Shangri-La,'" All Things Considered, National Public Radio, April 26, 2011. Listener mail: Sophie Weiner, "These Synthetic Fingerprint Gloves Can Unlock Your Phone," Popular Mechanics, Nov. 12, 2016. "TAPS - Make Touchscreen Gloves Using a Sticker w/ Touch ID," Kickstarter.com (accessed Sept. 23, 2021). Nanotips (last accessed Sept. 23, 2021). Jon Porter, "This Picture of Cheese Helped Send a Man to Prison for 13 Years," The Verge, May 24, 2021. Alex Mistlin, "Feeling Blue: Drug Dealer's 'Love of Stilton' Leads to His Arrest," Guardian, May 24, 2021. Rob Picheta, "Drug Dealer Jailed After Sharing a Photo of Cheese That Included His Fingerprints," CNN, May 25, 2021. Chaim Gartenberg, "WhatsApp Drug Dealer Convicted Using Fingerprints Taken From Photo," The Verge, April 16, 2018. Chris Wood, "WhatsApp Photo Drug Dealer Caught by 'Groundbreaking' Work," BBC News, April 15, 2018. CSChawaii, "CSC Presents Japanese Sign Language - Family" (video), Sept. 25, 2017. Ian Sample, "Copying Keys From Photos Is Child's Play," Guardian, Nov. 14, 2008. Elinor Mills, "Duplicating Keys From a Photograph," CNET, Nov. 19, 2008. "KeyMe: Access & Share Saved Keys" (accessed Sept. 25, 2021). "KeyMe: Access & Share Keys" (accessed Sept. 25, 2021). This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Bill Spencer. Here's a corroborating link (warning -- this spoils the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!

The State of Us
Facebook Undermined Its Own Vaccine Efforts - What's Next

The State of Us

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 38:48


For more than a month, Facebook researchers warned that comments on vaccine-related posts were filled with anti-vaccine rhetoric. On the third installment of the Facebook series, Justin and Lance discuss the role of social media in society and how it should be handled in the future. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance Jackson, facebook, instagram, social media, monopoly, utility

Haaretz Weekly
How a Palestinian prison break challenged Zionism's narrative monopoly

Haaretz Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 52:57


Host Simon Spungin talks about grassroots activism with Dina Kraft and Sally Abed – the hosts of Groundwork, a new podcast about Jews and Palestinians working in Israel's mixed cities for a better future. How the escape and recapture of six Palestinians from an Israeli prison could shake up the discourse within Israel – if the Palestinian narrative is given space alongside the Zionist one. PLUS: Jotam Confino on Angela Merkel's legacy in terms of German-Israeli relations and the fight against antisemitism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

American Consequences With Trish Regan
Biden's Shifty Math; $3.5 Trillion Does Not Equal Zero

American Consequences With Trish Regan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:44


In this episode, Trish is joined by Grover Norquist, the president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, a tax-payer advocacy group. A government shutdown is looming... Who is to blame? Democrats or Republicans? Plus, the Biden Administration is telling the American public that the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill is going to cost them "nothing." How is that possible? When will the government stop spending like it's Monopoly money? Norquist says there's only two ways to get the money they need – print it or tax more!  

RM BROWN PODCAST
Social Media MONOPOLY with Rob Larson

RM BROWN PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 57:11


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Every Damn Thing
62. Marijuana, Band-Aids as Fashion, Yosemite Sam Mudflaps (w/ Efrem Schulz)

Every Damn Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 57:28


Phil and Jake witness the triumphant return of Efrem Schulz-- frontman for Death By Stereo, Voodoo Glow Skulls and Manic Hispanic-- to rank marijuana, Band-Aids as fashion, and Yosemite Sam Mudflaps on the List of Every Damn Thing.Find Efrem on Twitter (@Efbystereo) and Instagram (@efbystereo). He's been real busy with his bands lately.; here's a check-out list: Check out the Voodoo Glow Skulls new album “Livin' the Apocalypse” and if you're in Southern California get tickets to their October 22nd show (unless you're reading this in the future). Check out Manic Hispanic's new album “Back In Brown” and get tickets to see them play with FEAR on October 29th (again, it helps if you're in SoCal and not in the future). And of course, check out Death By Stereo in general. If you have something to add to the list, email it to list@everydamnthing.net (or get at us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).SHOW NOTES: “Weird A.I.” Yankovich is an invention of Beth, Phil's wife. He's an artificial intelligence that does song parodies. We get into a lot of hologram talk. Here's a write-up of Jenni Rivera's hologram's appearance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. And here's some info on the upcoming ABBA hologram show. The Tehachapi Loop is popular with railfans like Jake. We discuss fake train tunnels, and hate it when this happens. Here's the episode of Efrem's podcast Into the Weeds featuring Tommy Chong. “Barroom Buddies” by Clint Eastwood & Merle Haggard is a real thing! “Drinkenstein” is a song written by Dolly Parton (the current #1 on the List of Everything) & sung by Sylvester Stallone. It's from the movie Rhinestone which they starred in. We think we've gotten this wrong before in the past but for the record, Murphy Lee is not the guy who wears the Phantom of the Opera mask in the St. Lunatics. Murphy Lee and Kyjuan are the only members of the St Lunatics anyone can remember, and neither are the ones who wear the mask. That's Slo Down. He was a silent hypeman who ended up in a feud with Nelly because he felt he wasn't being paid properly. Here's YouTuber Linzor explaining her Band-Aid fashion. Hatless Slash is actually pretty common. Efrem surely meant to say John Schnieder when he was talking about John Davidson. In looking for a list of the most iconic mudflaps we learned that people seem to go with unadorned mudflaps nowadays. The “Skeleton Dance” cartoon is a big source of trauma for Phil's son every Halloween and has been since he was a toddler. He prefers the Donald Duck cartoon "trick or treat". ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:trains * train shenanigans * “Weird Al” Yankovich * Juggalos * pot legalization * Mendocino County * organized crime * back market maple syrup * “Miracles” by Insane Clown Posse * McRib * Steven Seagal * karaoke * podcasts * boxer dogs * dog dicks * Nelly * Morrissey * nipple chafing * Michael Jackson * The Weekend * Chuck Schumer * Rod Lavers shoes * handkerchiefs * A-shirts * skorts * Cheech & Chong * zipper jeans worn with no underwear * Monopoly * gas-powered leaf blowers * man-buns * crossbows * the Confederate flag * Elmer Fudd * babe-silhouette mudflaps * Calvin pissing * Snow White * The Aquabats * Robbie Williams' “Millennium” video * Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines” video * speed limits * swap meet shirts * radio edits * Trouble * fast fashionBelow are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).TOP TEN: Dolly Parton - person interspecies animal friends - idea sex - idea Clement Street in San Francisco - location Prince - person It's-It - food Cher - person Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character Donald Duck - fictional character Hank Williams - person BOTTOM TEN:191. Jenny McCarthy - person192. Jon Voight - person193. Hank Williams, Jr - person194. British Royal Family - institution195. Steven Seagal - person196. McRib - food197. war - idea198. cigarettes - drug199. QAnon - idea200. transphobia - ideaTheme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.Our website is everydamnthing.net and we're also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Email us at list@everydamnthing.net. 

Ballin' Out SUPER - A Dragon Ball Super Podcast
DUEL 05 teaser - Various Kinds of Monopoly w/ David Spector

Ballin' Out SUPER - A Dragon Ball Super Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 11:19


Break out a pot pie at home for this one for all our Yugioh episodes support the show @ patreon.com/BOSpod

Query & Schultz Podcast
Season 2, Episode 54: 9.27.21

Query & Schultz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 80:01


The guys dissect the Colts' disastrous 0-3 start after a frustrating afternoon in Nashville, debate the Carson Wentz backup situation, discuss IU/Purdue surviving and bowl hopes, and somehow stumble into a state capitals quiz and Schultz's Monopoly prowess.

Escape Your Limits
Ep 206 - How to Solve Your Gym's Marketing Problem with Hussle CEO Jamie Ward

Escape Your Limits

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 65:43


What does McDonald's have to do with gyms and how is Hussle getting the other 90% interested in fitness? Hussle, the UK's largest fitness network, recently partnered with McDonald's to offer a fitness-based prize as part of its annual McDonald's Monopoly game, which is played by more than seven million consumers nationwide. The deal will give McDonald's customers the chance to win access to any of Hussle's 2000+ partner health clubs and leisure centres. At first glance, it may seem like a paradox but Hussle believes the collaboration is a great way to reach more people and help them become more active, more often. Throughout this interview with Hussle CEO Jamie Ward, we discuss the McDonald's partnership as well as: • How to raise money for a fit-tech startup • Advantages of working in the fitness marketplace • Why gyms have a marketing problem • The comparison between ClassPass and Hussle • How to get a better return on your gym's digital marketing efforts

The St. Canard Files: A Darkwing Duck Podcast
Episode 90 - Clash Reunion

The St. Canard Files: A Darkwing Duck Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 45:16


Did you ever get that creepy deja vu feeling? Because Will and Mike are back to begin discussion of the final three Darkwing Duck episodes. Joining us for "Clash Reunion" is Andrew Wallace, and together we take a look at look at Megavolt's origin story, high school reunions and how Darkwing himself first came to be. Additionally, Will gives us the lowdown on the three different conventions he's been to recently. Also, we discuss Monopoly, Funko Pops and bid a fond farewell to Megavolt. So grab your yearbook, put on that crime fighting mask and enjoy! Links- https://linktr.ee/StCanardFiles DW #DarkwingDuck #Ducktales #DisneyAfternoon This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Test of Time
Episode 273: Zoolander (2001)

The Test of Time

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 56:53


Derek Zoolander may be really, really, ridiculously good looking, but will that help when he's brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia? Join us as we chat about a waste of Vince Vaughn, a shockingly dated version of Monopoly, and the real reason why cell phones aren't tiny anymore. Don't feel like you're taking crazy pills—we're just finding out if Zoolander stands the Test of Time.

Outcast Catholic
Sports Monopoly

Outcast Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 22:08


In the Midwest, children's sports provide entertainment, discipline, and fraternity.  Yet they also monopolize huge amounts of time and financial resources.  How is a devout family to respond to this growing trend?  

The Pentertainment Podcast
Episode 88: Snap into a Snap Cap...Oh Yeaw

The Pentertainment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 72:06


If you'd like to listen to a podcast about pens, you may want to seek about 20 minutes into this episode for the first glimpses of pen conversation. Yet, I know that all of you are looking for so much more than two guys talking about fountain pens. Tom and I talk about fish care, the origins of Monopoly, the Mandela effect, an alternate ending to the movie Ghostbusters, and finish things off with Tom's impression of the Macho Man Randy Savage.   If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at goldspot.com    Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Edison Pen Co., and TWSBI products.*   This episode is also brought to you by Luxury Brands of America. Bryce left us a voice memo reminder to tell you about all the new Waldmann writing instruments coming in from Germany this month - including the Tango Imagination, Tuscany Vela, and Frosted Ruthenium styles. We also talk a bit about the Waldmann Grandeur's price drop. You're welcome, folks.   Did you know that the PenBoyRoy YouTube fountain pen review channel T-shirt also doubles as a Halloween costume? You bet! You can dress up as Roy and go Trick-or-Treating for some monk fruit-sweetened, keto-friendly candy. Get your shirt at Tom's InkJournal website with free shipping within the USA.   https://www.inkjournal.com/collections/stickers/products/penboyroy-official-t-shirt-black

The Remote Real Estate Investor
What you need to know about investing in Lexington KY real estate

The Remote Real Estate Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 39:43


Daniel David is a Roofstock Certified Agent, real estate coach, and fellow investor in Lexington, Kentucky.   In this episode, we get Daniel's scoop on the Lexington real estate market - the local economy, price points, level of competition, common issues that come up on inspection reports, and what makes it a great market for investing.    Explore investment opportunities in Lexington on Roofstock today.    Contacts and links mentioned in the episode: Daniel David - 859-797-4007 daniel@makekyhome.com, www.makekyhome.com www.LocateInLexington.com  --- Transcript   Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions, and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Mark: Hey, everybody, this is Mark Woodling with Roofstock. Thanks for joining The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast. Today we have Daniel David, who's in Lexington, Kentucky. He's one of our certified agents. And he's gonna give us some insights about what's happening in the market. So let's go ahead and get Daniel on.   Welcome Daniel to the remote real estate investor.   Daniel: Hey, Mark, thanks for having me on. It's a pleasure to be here.   Mark: Awesome. So are you in Lexington today?   Daniel: I am, you know, in the Lexington Kentucky area actually born in this area grew up here, graduating high school from here. But then I ended up joining the army back and 98. So shout out to any army vets that are you know, listening to the podcast.   So spent three years in Heidelberg, Germany loved it, I if I could go back there, I would go back there. Immediately, I came back started started being a wedding DJ, believe it or not. So I'm used to talking on the mic used to talking in front of crowds and you know, engaging and making things a lot of fun. So hopefully, we'll be able to make some, some fun stuff here today. And then you know, of course, you know, doing weddings is not just a one day event. There's the planning sessions, you have the rehearsal, you've got the wedding, and then you've got to find time to go promote your business.   Well, during this time, you know, my son happened to be in kindergarten. And he's like, Dad, can you come spend some time with me, you know, pick me up from school today. And I was like, I can't I have a meeting? And then he's like, well, that's okay. You can pick me up on Friday. I was like, No, I gotta go to rehearsal. And then Sunday, you know, was the bottle showed or promote, to generate more business? And he was like, you know, dad, when are you going to stay home and spend some time with me. And I was like, that was the dagger that if I could have quit that day, I knew I would have.   So I knew some things needed to change. And that's what got me involved in real estate. So I ended up going with a large national brand, my first run out the gate with KW, Keller Williams, and my second month in the business, I actually listed 26 homes. A lot of people thought that, you know, look, you don't know what you're talking about, you don't know what you're doing. And then once I listed those 26 homes, those same people were like, okay, so maybe you do know what you're doing just a little bit. So end up getting into coaching, training, mentoring, and then have the opportunity to join the EXP where I coach training mentor, you know, we've got about 1000, our group across 38 states, four provinces in Canada, Mexico, and Portugal and Puerto Rico as well.   And so we've got tools, models and systems and things like that. But I've always been a real estate investor. I'm an investor agent. So I love talking to numbers. And you know, talking about cap rates, and all that good stuff that most people just don't.   Mark: That's awesome. I've heard a lot of really good things with EXP Realty, these days where they're bringing on more investors centric agents that really know how to talk numbers versus, you know, selling somebody owner occupied homes. So that's great that you've made your way over there. And I also hear you're a real estate coach. So maybe give us a little background on how you've been coaching, whether it's buyers? Or is it families, like tell us about you know, that experience?   Daniel: Well, you know, it kind of covers a vast range. So if you're working with buyers, there's certain things that you're looking for that, you know, can save time of, you know, if you're looking at, it doesn't matter whether you're buying real estate to invest, or you're buying for your personal reasons, one of the best things you can do if you're not paying cash, make sure you have your financing in order first. This is going to save you so much time on the back end and also on the front end. Because when you are pre approved and you've got all your ducks in a row, it's just like you've got cash on hand. So when we find something we can move rather quickly.   When you're looking to invest in real estate. You know, one of the best person investments that I can give advice is buy a duplex, especially if you know you're just starting now live You know, maybe you just graduated high school you're got, you know, roommates and things like that. It's amazing how much profit you can make. If you can buy a duplex, live in one side, and then run out the other, basically, when you're renting out the other, they're making your mortgage payment, then, you know, once you finish school, move out, take advantage of this IRS rule that the government has is the three five rule. So if it's been your primary residence for three of the last five years, you can actually claim that still like your personal residence, and not pay capital gains tax on that. So at the end of year three, look to sell that thing off, cash out, and now you've got a big nice cash portfolio to start going into future investments.   Mark: Well, that's what's so interesting about today with you know, all the pandemic is that people are moving in are much more mobile. So they may be moving from California and in trying to find a market like Lexington, Kentucky, and in finding that the price point is just so affordable, where they can pick up these properties for, you know, nothing compared to what they're paying back home. So yeah, house hacking. That's, that's what they call that little strategy. But well, I would love to hear more about the coaching as we go through. Cuz, you know, the reason why I ask is do you coach more individuals or families to me that you end up as a life coach, because you know, there's two parties to any decision, you're gonna have to play mediator here and there. So, you know, we'd love to, Who is your typical client type, so maybe give us a little background there.   Daniel: You know, I love working with investors, it's your typical agent does not understand how to work with investors. You know, they're more concerned about, you know, hey, look at the nice decor in the house. All Did you see that this has a garage, and investors like, okay, so tell me the cap rate? Does, what's the cash flow on this? What's the numbers look like? And so, you know, if the numbers make sense, then we can look at the house. And, you know, if it has nice aesthetics, that's a plus.   But, you know, let's look at the numbers and look at the meat and potatoes, let's dive into. And so, you know, back in 2015, I actually started a real estate investors group on and we can find it on meetup.com. And no, that is not a hookup site, just so you know. So we've got currently over 500 members, 556 Last time I checked. And, you know, we talk about how to buy, sell, invest, and even, you know, the fix and flips, you know, Lexington is a perfect market, if you're looking to buy and hold not so much on the fix and flips because everybody's looking to fix and flip. And those are few and far between. and it's like sharks circling. And they just all pounce, and they end up driving up the profit to where there's no like, meat on the bone at the end of the day.   So I, you know, buy and hold is like the best strategy that I found that works really well because Lexan has some great numbers for rents compared to prices. And you know, you mentioned like, back home or outwest, where you know, 300,000 won't even buy at the front door, you know, here in Kentucky 300,000 will get you a pretty nice place with with a good cash return on investment.   Mark: Now, that's that's great Intel and exactly what we want to dig deeper into. So let's go into Lexington. And let's actually give people a little tour that may not be so familiar with it. So what I know is that it's the second most populated city in Kentucky. I think that's always a big thing that most people don't recognize. It's the horse capital of the world. So I think that that's a pretty big deal. Maybe known for a little bourbon and some other activities, you know that around fine tastings and, you know, good things like that. And then of course, University of Kentucky, Wildcats, though, maybe why don't you give us a little tour of the city and go through anything that people may know or may not know and, you know, give us your perspective on it.   Daniel: Okay, so Lexington is, believe it or not one of you know, it's growing we're, we'd like to be a little conservative on growth as compared to some of the other cities. It's, it's definitely like an old money town. So you've got horse racing for those horse enthusiasts. You mentioned the bourbon. Some of the best bourbon in the world is produced right here in our backyard. So we've got a whole bourbon distillery trail the trail you know, if you're ever in Kentucky, I recommend you go check out the bourbon trail. We do have the University of Kentucky and that is what kind of anchors Lexington and then that's also followed by the medical industry we have some of the top medical physicians and things like that in in the world are right here in Kentucky. And that's that's not a well known fact, you know, one of the cardiology departments and things like that we, we strive for success there.   We've also got, you know, for those that like, some companies that you may have heard of, we've got Amazon, we've got Lexmark is anchored right here. And then if you've ever eaten, Zoe's, Zoe's was founded right here in Lexington, Kentucky. So awesome, great companies with opportunities and growth for, you know, future investments and things like that.   Mark: So what I've been reading about, is that just the low overall cost of doing business out there. So it's very attractive, I think it's a competitive tax environment for companies to move to. So what are some of the companies you'd say that are making a splash right now? Are there any technology companies or companies that are maybe building the next great facility that they're looking to move to out in the Lexington area?   Daniel: There's plenty of opportunity for those companies that want to take advantage of those industries, Metro nets, kind of installed their fiber optic network throughout the area. So now we did a true gigabit up and down, that opened up a time of opportunity. And we've had some companies that are taking advantage of those opportunities. And then other companies that are kind of like, Well, you know, I'm not sure about this whole fiber optics thing.   So there's great opportunity to hop in on the technology side. Lexmark a, you know, they are pretty some of the best printers in the world. They are, you know, anchor here, so they're taking advantage of some of those opportunities. And then, you know, you've got a lot of law firms here in Kentucky, you also have a lot of medical opportunities. So if you're in the legal or medical industry, Kentucky's, especially in Lexington, Kentucky is a great spot, we are considered a retirement town. It's a so if you're looking to retire. And I think money magazine has had us and consistently in the top 20 since like 2005, which is just insane.   So we have some great nightlife, and then, you know, some, some great little off the beat restaurants. So we want to get away from those chain restaurants. We have some great local eateries here that would, you know, rival some of the great cuisines are probably used to experiencing.   Mark: That's awesome. Well, let's I want to dive a little bit further into the quality of life in a second, but you touched on it for a second they gigabit city. That's a big deal. Or gigabyte, oh, no, which when you pronounce it, but that's a big deal. There's only a handful of cities around the country that have the entire city infrastructure set up to have a gigabyte download speeds. So yeah, so MetroNet, is the name of the company and are is their headquarters in the area as well? Or is that just their presence?   Daniel: They have some some of the companies and then because they've already set up that infrastructure here in Lexington, they're expanding to the surrounding cities and bringing that in as well. So that is a huge benefit, especially if you're looking to invest because I know, tenants are looking for, like the high speed internet to be able to stream and do things like that. So it used to be that we just had spectrum cable. And that was it. That was like the fastest internet that you could find, which you know, drove prices up. And, uh, you know, now that MetroNet has come in, it's been a game changer. And so a lot of those companies that had that, you know, kind of Monopoly have had to really rethink what they're doing because so many customers now have choices. Now, you know, it used to be that everybody had a landline phone, and everyone has a cell phone, so there's no need for a landline phone anymore. So your older population, they're still used to having that landline, your younger population. It's like nope, I'm completely mobile. I don't want to be tied to one spot which makes you know investing in elections and a great opportunity.   Mark: Sure, into between all the colleges around town you have this you know, gigabyte city or gigabit. And what I've been reading about is the the millennial population that's really attracted to the area A. I think it's because it's post college, but also if you have the technology and you have This future thought on how to keep some of the the youth their income the restaurants, because these are the people with the disposable income. So what do you see in terms of like the city makeup, I heard a little bit about being a great place with for retirees, but when you see, are dealing with even local buyers, who is the buyer that you're working more closely with, or who's the renter, that you may be working with looking to rent a property?   Daniel: Well, usually when you first come out of college, you've got that massive student loan debt. And so mortgage companies take that into consideration. Now, they are policed here locally, if you're in a certain field, they will forgive your student loans and not count that into your loan, which is a great benefit. For buyers, and I, you know, sellers have that opportunity as well, for your renters that, you know, whatever up whatever reason, you can't get qualified.   Lexington does have, you know, some pretty competitive rent rates, you know, you can look anywhere from like, for a two bedroom, one and a half bath, probably looking at, you know, around that 1000 to 1200 range, where if you get on the outskirts, that's probably closer to like 900-1000.   Mark: Wow.   Daniel: And you're still close enough to where you can commute, when I think commute, I think anything 15 minutes or less, is you know, you're right there.   Mark: That's incredible. So you have this younger, younger set of, you know, let's call it the millennial generation. And next thing, you know, we have Gen Z coming around the corner. You know, what I've been reading as well is that, you know, this is one of the most highly educated, you know, post graduate groups in the in the entire country. So I saw that 42.9% of the population 25 years or older has at least a bachelor's degree. And 18.6% has a graduate or professional degree, which is the 11th highest. Let's see ranking Lexington, the 11th most highly educated city in the country. That's incredible. Wow. So the colleges are keeping the the renters around or whomever you may be buying as well. But they're staying around so they don't just graduate and then take off for the big city. It sounds like they're they're sticking around and spending their disposable income there.   Mark: Yeah, it's, and a lot of that ties back to birth friendly city. No, we were not like all up in your business. But when you talk to us, we're cordial. We're, you know, we're genuinely interested when you're trying to carry on a conversation with us, we're not trying to, like turn up our nose and say, See, everyone's helpful, and very supportive. And I think that drives a lot into why you're seeing a lot of retention when students graduate from UK.   So we also have Transylvania University, which, you know, is not on the same level as UK, as far as like, student wise population. But academically, they, you know, like you said, they rival pretty much anyone in the nation. So we have a lot of educated people that choose to remain here just for the sake of, there's opportunity. And we're growing, we're still, you know, expanding. We're in Lexington has not reached its full potential yet. And so there's plenty of opportunity for growth. And that's what makes it attractive to a lot of people.   Mark: Well, that's great. Well, we'll put some show notes and links into the podcast. But there's locateinlexington.com, that's where I got a lot of my information. It's the economic development group out of out of Lexington, or typically, it's the, you know, the Chamber of Commerce, that puts out a lot of great content. So I highly advise anybody to go check that out and study some more of those statistics.   But let's get into the actual like, let's get into the micro economics of this and start talking about what little pockets of Lexington that you're really focused on. So as a kind of a preface, you know, Daniel is the one that is a part of a certified agent network at Roofstock. So he's actually underwriting a lot of the properties from the MLS and then posting them to Roofstock. So he comes up in estimates if it's vacant, or rent a random out as well as potential rehab.   So maybe Daniel, give us a little idea about when you're going through and looking at properties. What are you looking for that you would consider as a good investment property and maybe walk us through some of the pockets around Lexington and talk about whether it's schools that are the driver or areas that are more a cap rate for Guess you know where you can get the better return on your investment. So give us a little Intel there.   Daniel: Well, so let's talk about the sweet spots, because I love, love talking about sweet spots. So in Lexington, one of the hottest areas is the Kenwick subdivision area that's 40502 on the zip code, anything that you can pick up there that is increasing in value. So just to give you an idea, like what we saw last year, compared to this year, numbers were up about 20%, just in that area alone, which is just crazy.   So Lexington as a whole, we had about 1.9 months of inventory the last year that has, unfortunately decreased it's like 1.3 months of inventory right now, which, you know, not saying you can't find deals, because a lot of investors think oh, well, you can't find deals on the multiple listing service. Well, that's where I get a lot of my deals. If you know what you're looking for, you know what you're doing, you can find cap rates as high as like nine, nine plus percent on properties that are on the Multiple Listing, I find those all the time and upload those for you on Roofstock.   So, you know, what I've been experiencing? Since I have joined Rootstock, I'm actually you know, we're, we're writing about an offer per day. Right. So it's, it's just crazy. And there's a reason that a lot of investors were targeting. And it goes back to all of the things that we have discussed throughout the podcast.   Mark: That's great. So maybe walk us through a few other areas, or how do you kind of divide the lines is it highways that are dividing is it you know, other areas that kind of separate where some of the better schools are give us an idea about how you would kind of generally categorize that.   Daniel: We do have some schools that you know, outperform others, you know, as a real estate agent, I am kind of bound by this no discrepancy rule, kind of things. But Lexington if you think about it, Lexington as itself as if you think of a wagon wheel, and then each spoke points to the center. So the center is downtown, we have this road called New Circle Road or Circle 4 it makes up the outliers of Lexington, and then each exit points as a spoken and all focuses towards downtown. And then we have now started to take that wagon wheel. And now we're putting another wheel around that where we're getting into some of the other areas that have direct access to like, I64, I75. And we've noticed some rapid growth in those areas as well, that's out in the Hamburg area.   Also, we just build a new high school, Frederick Douglas high school that has drawn a lot of investors into that area. And then you know, because we have UK, there are some opportunities to invest in the UK student area where you will constantly have an influx of students, you'll never run out of opportunities there. Most of those are more than four units, though. So if you're interested in that field with me, I'm sure we'll go over my contact information later on. And we can discuss those opportunities.   Mark: That's great. That's great. So, you know, when you're underwriting these properties in general, you know, is there a certain cap rate that you're really looking for? Because I know, like you said, the price points, you know, can be a bit higher in some of the areas but it sounds like your taxes also are not nearly as high as what you'd experience in areas like Texas where I am. So what is the price point and expectations that buyers should expect? You know, in terms of maybe like something between 100 and $150,000, you know, what should a cap rate look like and then 150 to 200, and so forth.   Daniel: Most of the tax rate and Fayette County is 1.278%. So, you take that into consideration, which puts you know, if you're buying a property at like 100,000, you, you're right at about 200 a month or something like that, which points to 2400 a year. Or if you go lower, then of course that varies your cap rates. And my sweet spot is you know if I can find anything 9 plus I'm golden, but if I can get it between that seven and 9% I know most investors will no bite on that   Mark: Fantastic. Wow. Yeah, those are numbers that you You really don't see in some of the the major we would call like tier one cities. But as you get into these secondary markets where you have less competition, and there is a little bit more available inventory, it doesn't sound like there's much so you need to add quickly. But, you know, there's some markets where I mean, properties aren't aren't on MLS for more than four to six hours, and then they're snapped up. So it sounds like you have a little bit of breathing room, but not a whole lot of time to react.   Daniel: No. And so there is a great sitting right outside of Lexington. It's Richmond, it's about 20 minutes away. It has it's another college town, it's got Eastern Kentucky University is there EKU. And you would be surprised on $125,000 property, you want to take a guess at what the taxes are per year.   Mark: No tell me   Daniel: $25   Mark: What Aren't you getting for $25, though? That's what concerns me?   Daniel: Well, it makes a great opportunity for some investments, I actually have put a couple of those up on Roofstock. So you can check those out. And the cap rates on those. I think one of those was like 14%. So it's definitely worth at least checking out.   Mark: So is it just an unincorporated town where they're not paying You know, the local city taxes are what makes it such a steal?   Daniel: Just county taxes, not so much on the city end? And the county taxes are like .099321 or something like that. I mean, it's it's absurd tax rate. And I was like, No, this can't be real. But I got on the property value administration, which investors if you're not checking your PVA rates, you need to go check those out prior to on any potential investment. That's a added bonus tip there.   Mark: PVA stands for what?   Daniel: Property value administration,   Mark: Okay.   Daniel: And basically, they're the city elected officials that go around, they collect the taxes for the city on the property. A lot of people think, well, it's the sheriff's office that does that, well, yes, they go out and they serve the tax, notice that it's all paid to the county or to the city. And so when I said there's some great opportunity to invest in properties, not just in watchmen, but also the outskirts, Richmond in is one of those areas that it's definitely worth checking out.   Mark: Very cool. So we've touched on a lot of the highlights, and I always think it's good to go through and really, you know, put a spotlight on the city, some of the great things, tell us about the negative aspects. And you know, I don't want to beat up on Lexington too much. But this is where I want you to be very forward with us. You know, are Are there any common issues that you see, in most of the properties, you know, that are investment properties that somebody may acquire, but what are the things that investors should be looking out for in keeping their guards up on?   Daniel: I would say a lot of it has to do with whatever pm you're using and pm for property management, just making sure that they're vetting, properly vetting the tenants. Because, you know, it's just like any industry, every industry has their bad apples, and some do not do as thorough job as others. So, you know, just make sure that you properly evaluate your clients out.   If you're charging, you know, 595 for rent, you know, that there's probably going to be some, I'm not saying that, that it will always be the case. But we know more often times than not the lower the rent rolls, the core conditions condition that they leave the property and when they leave, and that's not every single tenant, but the majority do because it's not their place. They don't care for it the same way. So we're not putting granite countertops when we go in to those facilities. You know, a nice Formica countertop, a lot of times people think, Oh, well I have to go in I have to get this place.   And believe me, I made the same mistake when I invested in my first property after you know, having multiple properties. Now it's just about hey, what can I do? Go and buy it low? Let's repaint the cabinets, refinish them, let's put some new doorknobs or you know, hardware on the cabinets. Let's change out the door knobs put some decent doorknobs put some LED light fixtures in it. Then clean up the curb appeal. Then, you know, okay, now we can get that reappraised it will nine times out of 10 appraise for even higher than what your original purchase for let's refi, refi that pour initial money back out with our repair money, use that money to go buy our next investment and keep growing the portfolio that way.   But answering, you know, getting back to your question, I know we kind of went off the tangent on that one. So, tenant mixture, we do have, we do have section eight, we do have a need for, you know, Community Housing, and, you know, those needs. We do have some landlords that, you know, for whatever reason, they, you know, COVID kind of hit them a little hard. And maybe their tenants didn't pay rent, which we know, a landlords experienced that all across the country. So, you know, we didn't experience that much here in Lexington, but we did have a few that they stiffed of the rent, and then, you know, when the moratorium got lifted, then they just bolted rather than face the eviction, which, you know, they got to live in it free for about a year.   So they did, you know, kind of do some damage, they didn't really take care of the place, and nothing like major, but, you know, cosmetic wise, they, you know, don't, they didn't take care of it like they should. So I mean, a couple of drywall, patches, some new paint, maybe some new carpets, and then you're out the door, or, you know, in mine, I don't even use carpet anymore, I go completely vinyl. And that's what I'm   Mark: Sure.Well, it sounds like there may be some tired landlords coming, coming to market in the near future, because that is a quite a blow to take and not have income coming in, but still having to pay pay your mortgage. So yeah, that's always the risk that you take. Now, I have to, I think, really good questions that I want to jump into as well as when you get an inspection. And in Lexington, you may say, you know, Mark, there's just one thing that you will see time and time again, that falls on that inspection report. But don't freak out. Like let's not let's not jump to conclusions and say, Oh, I'm out. What are those things that a buyer should expect in Lexington, that is just going to be common, you know, and in something that's going to be easy to remedy versus a deal killer.   Daniel: Okay, so inspectors love to talk about drainage issues, and the effects of groundwater on the foundation. And they'll go on for like three pages in the report talking about all these potential damages that could occur if left untreated. What that means is that on the downspouts, you need to go to Lowe's, you need to get one of those black hoses to attach the downspouts and divert the groundwater away from the house. That's about a $15 fix per downspout.   But they will. But if you just read the report, and you're not talking to an investor savvy agent, they will have you convinced that this home needs hundreds of 1000s of dollars in repair or 10s of 1000s I you know, almost as much as the cost to build the place. And that's certainly not the case.   Mark: Yeah, and I think what we're all experiencing right now, we've had a little more rainfall than normal. So I think it's good for any investor to check even their primary homes and make sure that water is going away from the property. Cuz in the south especially. Yeah, the the grounds may dry up like in Texas, we have clay. So you know, when it gets really hot, you don't have the right moisture down there. That's when the foundation issues come about. So yeah, I do agree, you just you got to reroute the water.   Daniel: Now, I will mention that we do have some homes here in Kentucky that were built. And they have some knob and tube wiring. So it's rare to find those. But some of those older homes, like I mentioned in the Kenwick subdivision, some of the older homes there, they're full of knob and tube wiring that are still active. And you're not supposed to splice into those, but a lot of homeowners have spliced into that. So make sure that you look for that on the inspection report.   Mark: That's great. But I think just knowing what's common and what to look for is big and then when you get the inspection report, maybe tell us a little bit about how how you interact with the buyer at that point. So when when the inspection comes back, you know, Roofstock's, helping pay for that in order for a buyer to get the roof stock guarantees. How do you like to go through an inspection report with your buyers?   Daniel: So we just look at it line by line. And I'll ask them hey, you know, what are your concerns over This section, let's talk about this. Then, after we talk about the whole report, I'll ask them. Okay, so what's the deal breakers? Because we can't ask for every single thing. This is not a punch list. A, you know? What's your top? Top Five deal breakers on this? Okay? So out of those five with what's your top three? So if I can narrow it down to like, one, two or three that, okay, we can have those items requested as repairs. And then, okay, these would be nice to have, but I'm okay If they don't do this, then let's, let's submit that and see where we land.   You know, I'm, I'm all about trying to keep everybody on the same team, which I do, you know, bring the other side in, I don't look at it is it's like us versus them. Like, no, we're all involved here. Listen, if we can make this work financially, then, hey, it's a great investment. It's a great opportunity. If we can't work it, okay, well, then we're obviously we got to kill the deal. But I tried to see what other avenues can we take? Before we get to that point.   Mark: Man, this is great. Well, everything I've heard about Lexington has been an eye opener for myself and as an investor you always want to know Where the next markets are that others maybe haven't quite cannibalized, I would like to say you have iBuyers out there, you have institutions out there. And it just seems like Lexington is, you know, more of a local investors market, you're not having as much outside interest. But that may be an opportunity for our Roofstock investors to come out to Lexington.   Daniel: It definitely is. Lexington is like one of those well kept secrets, that is slowly starting to trickle out to the rest of the nation. And what we're seeing, as far as the outside interest, outside interest is high, simply because what you can buy out on the west coast, you can buy multiple properties for that same price, right here on in Kentucky.   Mark: That's amazing. Well, just to kind of close it out. And then we'll ask ask how people can get in contact with you. But the probably the top statistic I always love to look at is the census data. And it shows that 54% of those in Fayette County, which is Lexington and some of the surrounding cities, is that ownership rate is 54%. That national average is 64%. So you have a lot more renters in the area. And then all these economic drivers such as you know, the colleges, you know, the the younger, you know, the the younger renter base that's, you know, graduating and needing somewhere to move up into once they get a job locally. And all the job growth that to me, those are the win win opportunities that again, there's going to be more opportunity even with low supply that you have, there's going to be more to pick from because I think our buyers can be more competitive in the market to find properties in that seven to 9% cap rate, like what you're talking about.   In a lot of other markets. That's kind of the unicorn that is fictitious, there used to be a five or seven to 9% cap rate, but those have been compressed and pretty much disappearing at this point.   Daniel: Yeah.   Mark: Glad you could be with us today. Daniel, maybe give us an idea. If somebody wanted to reach out and talk to you a bit more about what's happening in Lexington or, you know, maybe have a conversation before they make an offer. How can they get in touch with you?   Daniel: Best way to get in touch with me is either by phone or text, you can text me at 859-797-4007 or you can email at Daniel@makekyhome.com.   Mark: That is awesome. Thanks so much for joining us today. I am enlightened now. And I'm more than excited to see what kind of activity we get with you and start to drive some offers t so thanks for being on today. Daniel, we really appreciate it.   Daniel: Mark. Thank you again.   Mark: Hey everyone, thanks for listening and participating in today's podcast on Lexington, Kentucky. Daniel brought a lot of good information. So we hope that it's useful for you and we look forward to having you on next time. Happy investing.

The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week
Chimps Raised Like Humans, Blood Swapping, Polio & Candyland

The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 57:34


This episode celebrates our latest digital issue going live! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a swapping blood with the Pope to the dramatic origins of the Monopoly board game. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us! Buy your Weirdest Thing virtual live show tickets here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-this-week-livestream-9-21-2021 Click here to learn more about all of our stories! Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! -- Follow our team on Twitter! Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

The Unmade Podcast
94: That's Not My Baby

The Unmade Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:26


Tim and Brady discuss the sameness (or not) of babies, expensive items on the menu, penne pasta, trucks, spoons, crowns, What If, Monopoly money, Tom Hanks, and a compilation of laughter. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade - https://www.storyblocks.com/unmade Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/unmadeFM Join the discussion of this episode on our subreddit - https://redd.it/prxuxy Catch the podcast on YouTube where we often include accompanying videos and pictures - https://youtu.be/HK7vtcwXsHs Here's that second crossword - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqQ4DGhk4tw USEFUL LINKS Catch the baby pictures on YouTube - link Or in this baby photo gallery - https://www.unmade.fm/baby-gallery Penne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penne Pictures of Spoon of the Week - https://www.unmade.fm/spoon-of-the-week Send your own spoon by following these instructions - https://www.unmade.fm/send-us-a-spoon Kalgoorlie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie Monopoly money - https://monopoly.fandom.com/wiki/Monopoly_Money What Would Tom Hanks Do? - https://the-unmade-podcast.creator-spring.com/listing/what-would-th-do

One V One: Gaming
One V One #61 - Battlefield Delayed, Bungie's SBMM Backlash, & Video Game Monopolies!

One V One: Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 65:42


In this episode of OvO, Josh and Jake dive into the news of Battlefield 2042 being delayed, the Destiny community reacting to Bungie's introduction of Skill-Based Matchmaking, and the rumors that Xbox is looking to acquire another big publisher that could "have people worries about a monopoly." Listen to what the guys think about SBMM in video games, what they think of a potential Microsoft monopoly, and what it could mean to the gaming industry!   Follow One V One on: Twitter: @ovogamingshowDiscord: https://discord.gg/WpZzrpW Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dFfPYf iTunes: https://apple.co/3khg2U8

Lions of Liberty
FF 298 - Peter Quinones on China, Local Politics and the Cathedral

Lions of Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 90:21


Today on Finding Freedom Pete Quinones joins the show. Pete is fresh off a stellar appearance on Tim Pool's podcast! We discuss why there's no need to fear China, local political strategy and the domination of all institutions by the Cathedral. Pete is host of the Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast Producer of the documentary The Monopoly on Violence And also host of the brand new podcast The End of the Empire (along with scott Horton) Pete is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute Join Jason Stapleton's Nomad Network with THIS LINK to join free and start networking with other liberty minded folks! http://www.nomadnetwork.app/lions Do you watch football? If you do, then you probably play fantasy football and gamble. So why not take your game to the next level and really start winning some money.? Our friends at Football Insider Edge are currently offering a 20% discount on any monthly or full season plan on their website. Just go to footballinsideredge.com and use the code LION at checkout to take advantage of this discount offer today! Be sure to checkout the VIDEO version of this episode on YouTube or Odysee! Get access to all of our bonus audio content, livestreams, behind-the-scenes segments and more for as little as $5 per month by joining  the Lions of Liberty Pride on Patreon! Patrons also get 20% off all merchandise at the Lions of Liberty Store, including our hot-off-the-press Hands Up Don't Nuke! T-Shirt! Get 25% off your selection of the AMAZING CBD products over at PalomaVerdeCBD.com and use discount code "ROAR" at checkout!

The Bunker
Daily: EPIC APP BATTLES of history – why Apple Inc.'s monopoly matters

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 27:02


If Apple Inc. was an economy, it would be the eighth largest in the world. But facing huge lawsuits across the world, it is finally starting to encounter the weight of its success. Has the company abused its market monopoly position in tightening its technological grip? Alex Andreou talks to Brooke Masters, Chief Business Correspondent at the FT, and Reuters Tokyo's Tim Kelly about big tech battles in India, Japan, and South Korea…and why Epic has merely taken a byte out of the Apple Store.“Apple generally has a principle that whatever it does applies globally.” - Brooke Masters“The revenue from Apple's App Store is a huge source of revenue for the company.” - Brooke Masters“Technology has moved on, but the law hasn't moved as fast.” - Tim Kelly“Apple's business model is to keep people in their universe and buying stuff.” - Brooke Masters“If Apple is the subject of anti-trust action, then what does that mean for Google?” - Tim KellyPresented by Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Grease The Wheels Podcast
Episode 160: The Games We Play

Grease The Wheels Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 53:47


On This week's Grease the Wheels, Uncle Jimmy reimagines some popular games to be more on brand with technicians and people who fix things for a living. There's probably a good 2/3rds of you reading this right now who are playing “Trash Jenga” (we want to see who has the tallest!) but what other games are out there? From the classics: “Battleship”, “Operation” and “Monopoly” we get to imagine the ultimate pick and pull and come face to face with some of the harsh realities of the industry. Thankfully though there are games like Cards Against Humanity, that allow normal people a brief window into normal everyday shop talk! We also come up with some genuine originals that are going to be a massive hit at your next party such as “F*** That Car!” Finally, we wrap it all up with a fairly serious dive into media portrayal/consumption and branding entire occupations, in regards to a possible solution to the massive technician shortage.  Also Uncle Jimmy has very clearly never played Risk. This episode is distributed by The Wrenching Network. Whether you're a technician, a mechanic, or someone who just loves the car scene, The Wrenching Network is a place that you have to check out. They have all sorts of great content, gear, and snacks to keep you turning wrenches in whatever capacity you do it. Also if you see us over there, make sure you say hi and leave a comment with what you think about the episode! 

Everything Is Marketing
Cathryn Lavery — Going From 0 to $10M+, Playing Monopoly with Daymond John, & The Kickstarter Formula

Everything Is Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 83:19


On the show today is Cathryn Lavery. Cathryn is the co-founder and CEO of BestSelf, which went from zero to 8-figures in less than two years. I wanted to bring her on because she's successfully crowdfunded four products and they won Shopify's Build a Business Competition in 2016 and the Build a BIGGER Business competition in 2017 — making BestSelf the only company to win both awards consecutively.You'll hear about how she played Monopoly with Shark Tank investor Daymond John, forged partnerships with TikTok creators, and the campaigns that have worked surprisingly well and the ones that have flopped.More on Cathryn: Cathryn on Twitter bestself.co Mentions: Persuasion Deck The Always Pan Sponsored by SavvyCal — SavvyCal is a new scheduling tool that prioritizes the recipient's scheduling experience. If you're okay with sending out a generic link that forces the recipient to jump through a few hoops to meet with you, SavvyCal probably won't be a good fit for you. But if you care about providing an enjoyable experience for anyone booking a meeting with you, they're worth checking out. Create a free account at savvycal.com/eim and also get your first month of a paid account free by using the code EIM.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Outside the Box 9/14/21: “Anti-Monopoly”

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 6:19


Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry's activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a garden yearly since 1977, joined various food cooperatives and two men's groups, refused to pay federal income taxes for war, lived on a community land trust for 23 years, and met a wonderful partner whom Larry has loved for over 40 years. Larry has produced Outside the Box features on WERU since 2007 and continues to look for unique ways of seeing almost any problem or situation. The post Outside the Box 9/14/21: “Anti-Monopoly” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Know Like & Trust Show with Britney Gardner: Authentic Automated Marketing

Hey everyone, today we're gonna be talking about monopoly content and I'm super ridiculously excited about it. The post Monopoly Content Will Fail You #156 appeared first on Content Strategy + Marketing Strategist Britney Gardner.

Artfully Told
Episode 068 - Justin Alcala

Artfully Told

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 40:35


In this week's episode, I welcome Justin Alcala! Justin is an author and tabletop gamer and his episode is packed with crazy, amazing stories, including about growing up in a house that was built on behalf of the South Side Mafia in Chicago with a tunnel to the house across the street. He shares about how his daughter has informed his work, along with his advice for aspiring artists. (Fun fact: the cover image is Justin's personal logo artwork!)   Get in touch with Justin Alcala: https://www.justinalcala.com Enroll in Lindsey's dance and wellness courses: www.elevateart.thinkific.com  Support Artfully Told: www.paypal.me/elevateart Artfully Told links: www.facebook.com/artfullytold | www.artfullytold.podbean.com | elevateartskc@gmail.com Get a free audiobook through Audible!  http://www.audibletrial.com/ArtfullyTold Schedule your own interview as a featured guest with Artfully Told! https://calendly.com/artfullytold/podcast-interview   Episode 68 - Justin Alcala [00:00:00] Lindsey Dinneen: Hello, and welcome to Artfully Told, where we share true stories about meaningful encounters with art. [00:00:06] Krista: I think artists help people have different perspectives on every aspect of life. [00:00:12] Roman: All I can do is put my part in to the world. [00:00:15] Elizabeth: It doesn't have to be perfect the first time. It doesn't have to be perfect ever really. I mean, as long as you, and you're enjoying doing it and you're trying your best, that can be good enough. [00:00:23] Elna: Art is something that you can experience with your senses and that you just experiences as so beautiful. [00:00:31] Lindsey Dinneen: Hi friends, whether you are just getting started or you're a seasoned professional looking to up your game, I have an exciting opportunity for you. Did you know that I am actually the creator of 10 different courses online that range from ballet, jazz, tap. They also include a mindset detox course and two Stretch and Tone courses. So if you're looking to start a new hobby or get a little bit fitter, or you're looking to do a deep dive into your mindset, really perform a true detox, I have the course for you, and I would love to help you out with that. So if you go to elevateart.thinkific.com, you will see all of the different courses I've created. [00:01:26] You don't have to step in a classroom to take your first dance class. I teach a signature 20 Moves in 20 Days course that allows you to learn 20 steps in just 20 days. It's a lot of fun. We have a great time together. And I think you're going to absolutely love the different courses. And Artfully Told listeners get a little something from me. So if you go, you'll sign up and use the promo code "artfullytold," all one word, and when you do so you'll get 15% off the purchase of any and all your favorite courses. All right, listeners, enjoy that. Again, it's elevateart.thinkific.com. See you there. [00:02:11] Hello. Welcome back to another episode of Artfully Told. I'm your host Lindsey and I am excited to have as my guest today, Justin Alcala, who is an author, tabletop gamer, self-proclaimed nerd ninja from Chicago. And I am just so excited to hear exactly what that means, because I know there's a rich history I can already tell that goes into, to becoming who that person is. So thank you so much for being here, Justin. I appreciate you. [00:02:46] Justin Alcala: Thank you. Thank you. You can add literary misfit too. [00:02:50] Lindsey Dinneen: I like it. I like it. Fantastic. [00:02:53] Justin Alcala: And dork. [00:02:54] Lindsey Dinneen: But now, oh, I can't wait to hear all about all of it. So I will just love if you wouldn't mind telling us a little bit about, you know, your background, maybe how you got started into art in the first place, and then what's occupying your life now. [00:03:10] Justin Alcala: Ooh. All right. We'll start off with a doozy. So I was, I'm a, I'm a novelist, short story writer. And I was sort of my background I was raised in the sootier part of the south side of Chicago. By no means that I have it bad, but, you know, observed some colorful events here and there that everyday people might not be witness to. But that plus I went to a little more stringent Catholic school and, and sort of union of the two taught me "Be quiet, comply. Don't be weird." And what I realized though is, you know, life is weird. And so those, you know, those curious thoughts, the innocently, spooky, funny, kinky ones, you know, that's really what makes a human who they are that's hard to ignore. So once I figured that out and I figured out that I wanted to get into writing during college I just sort of combined it all sort to start my writing career. [00:04:02] Lindsey Dinneen: Wow. Okay. Yeah. And so having the experience of feeling like you had to conform and fit a certain mold, how did that inform what do you do now? [00:04:15] Justin Alcala: Yeah, so long story. You know, my parents were blue collar artists. My mom was a painter, my dad, he did glassblowing metal work. He did all sorts of things, but, you know, to, to make ends meet. They, they both worked very hard. And I was in Catholic school and there were many rules. And, you know, so you have these interesting things where you're you're in the-- we'll call it industrial world-- growing up in, and long story short, after a while it started feeling wrong to always stay quiet. Always I was the little pipsqueak nerd by the way. And so opening my mouth either could get me beat up. It could get me in trouble with the nuns' ruler. Or just get me funny looks. So I stayed quiet for a long time, but then there's just one day where, when I was going to college believe it or not, I started off, I was going to be a police officer. And thank God I didn't go down that one because I probably couldn't fight, fight my way out of a wet paper bag. [00:05:11] I had always been writing since I was as a kid, my poor buddies, John and Dave, and all of them. Johnny, I would write them comics and notice sort of graphic novels and other small pieces and forced them to read them. But one day I was in college. I was taking an English class and I had that Eureka moment where I'm like, I'm already always writing. I had been tabletop writing for a while as well, just you know, my friends playing Dungeons and Dragons, all those great stuff. And I realized that I loved it. And so I started indulging into it and kind of talking to professors, and as well I knew a couple people who knew editors for publishers and it kind of just sparked off from there. And you know, eventually you get some good encouragement, you get bad encouragement too, but you're getting good encouragement and people saying, "Hey, you know, you're really good at this." And you know, that was, holy smokes, 15-16 years ago. And now, poof, what do you know? You know, we have four novels out, about 30 publications and still going strong and it's just been, it's been fantastic. [00:06:16] Lindsey Dinneen: That's awesome. Yeah. I know sometimes it can be hard too to finally let your voice be heard if you're not used to doing so, but kudos to you for getting to that place and, and, and, you know, recognizing that it, it's not only okay to be different, it's great to be different. I mean, people are unique and there are lots of different types of people who sort of end up liking the same things. Like, you know, I'm sure you met a whole group of people who were all tabletop gamers that just got along super well. And it's not like you by yourself anymore, you know, it's this group of people. [00:06:54] Justin Alcala: You unionize, right? [00:06:55] Lindsey Dinneen: There you go. I like it. I like it a lot. So, you know, as somebody who is not as familiar with that world, you had mentioned writing, tabletop writing, and I'm curious, because again, this is I, I'm not super familiar. So I'm just curious when you play these games, can you describe for those of us who don't know what it's like when you're playing them? So are you simultaneously writing it as you go? [00:07:21] Justin Alcala: Oh yeah, I'm gonna warn you right here. This is about to get as nerdy as you can. This is going to sound painfully geeky, but let's, let's walk you through the process. So long story short you, and a couple of other people, you get together, you pick your game you want to play that's kind of your environment. That's your world. You know, you can think of fan fiction. It's, it's, it's what you want your protagonist to stay in. Your friends they go ahead. If you're going to be the storyteller. They pick their protagonist and they create them. And there's all sorts of rules that takes a couple of years of advanced math to figure out. But once you do all that, you are, you are their enabler. You tell their story, you move them through the story arc based off of this world that you've sort of created. And through rules of dice and stuff, you find out actually what the answers are. But what I found out was as I was going along, you know, everyone starts off pretty painful. That's the fun thing about the beginning is there are so many parallels with just writing a book, writing a graphic novel writing whatever, your novella, coincide completely with you just sitting around eating Doritos and drinking Mountain Dew with your nerdy friends while you play elves and wizards. So yeah, that's, that's in a nutshell and I promise it would be nerdy and holy smokes probably nerdier that I thought it would be. [00:08:42] Lindsey Dinneen: No, I love it. And I do appreciate it. It is something that's really interesting to me, but I haven't dabbled in it yet. So I'm, I'm always curious to know, okay, these art forms that I haven't learned about yet to like, just tell me all the details. I, I love the nerdy nitty gritty. [00:08:58] Justin Alcala: You put your, you had to put your, your guard down in order to enjoy, but once you do, holy smokes, I've, I've had some of the most serious uptight people play these games and afterwards, "Why can't we do this again?" It's a lot of fun, I promise. [00:09:14] Lindsey Dinneen: It sounds like, it sounds like a great blend of creativity and storytelling combined with the element of a certain level of chance, I guess, based on the dice and things like that. So you kind of have your story going, but then you also get the elements. I don't know, sounds like real life to me. You, you plan ahead. You have this idea for your protagonist and then life throws you a couple dice that you wouldn't have chosen. [00:09:43] Justin Alcala: Absolutely. Absolutely. And then to add to that, to piggyback to that, and then you're doing it all with your buddies and friends. So it's a relaxed environment. It's a lot of fun. You get to sort of just play chalkboard with your own brain. It's a great, yeah. [00:09:59] Lindsey Dinneen: Well, and then, so I'm, I'm interested. Is it, how long do these games typically last? [00:10:05] Justin Alcala: Oh, goodness. These days, so now that I have, now that I have children, I've had to taper it down a bit. So I you'll meet maybe once a week or so if all schedules workout and you'll do it for three or four hours long ago before my friends and I, the basement trolls, we had our responsibilities. You could do it all day, 13, 14 hours, show up to someone's house before lunch. Midnight, one in the morning, you're heading home and finally calling it quits for the day. So it all depends on your group, but they can go for a very long time and then they can go their campaigns themselves goes for years. [00:10:45] Lindsey Dinneen: Wow. Oh my goodness. That's amazing. [00:10:48] Justin Alcala: I told you. [00:10:49] Lindsey Dinneen: It's commitment for you. I mean, I used to think that one game of Monopoly was commitment, but no. [00:10:56] Justin Alcala: Oh no. This is a whole 'nother league. [00:10:59] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, man. That's fantastic. Okay. And so obviously that, you know, sparked this interest in and realization that like, "Oh, if I can do this here, then I can also, I can write my own books." So tell me about the process of, of maybe your very first book. 'Cause I would imagine, and you can tell me if I'm incorrect, but I would imagine that might've been the hardest one just because the whole process was newer to you. But tell me about that. [00:11:26] Justin Alcala: The first hurdle is always the worst hurdle, right? And I think I was, what I was doing if I can jump back into the way back machine, I was already writing, but I just didn't have the courage to really take it seriously. And so, because, you know, writing something for yourself is fun, but I'm actually creating something and sending it out to the world. That takes a great amount of courage and bravery. And most people, you know, they know they never want to do that. They never want to press that send button. And I think all that gaming actually really did was show me here's some of the other tools for, you know, creating yourself a plot and also gave me the courage to say, it's not that big of a deal. Just try it, do it. But my first book consumed-- which is, I think it came out in 2011 or 2012, its first edition-- was something that I had been brewing on for a long time. I, I grew up in a interesting house on the south side. It was the, some people call it the haunted house. There was, I could go into a whole 'nother story about. There was tunnels from the prohibition under our house and the house across the street from us that connected, but that's a whole 'nother thing, but there was a, it was a kind of a creepy house. And I always liked ghost stories as well. [00:12:37] And when we'd go to the libraries, I would always pick up The Goosebumps. I'd pick up the scary stories to tell in the dark. And so I had been sitting on those and then along with borrowing my mom's "Interview with the Vampire" book and "Dracula" books, I sort of had all these stored up ideas. And so finally when I had the bravery to create something it was a mismatch, a mishmash of pretty much all of writer's first books are, holy smokes, borrowed his hack. It was a mishmash of everything from Sherlock Holmes, Bram Stoker's" Dracula" and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." And it was all put together in this Victorian London mystery. And I put it together. And when I finally said, "Oh, I think this is great," I sent it out to the world. And then I got rejection and then yeah, I got two rejections, three, four or five. And the only thing that I think really helped me to get that first book published, which if anyone's listening and you're thinking about publishing a book, your first one is by far the hardest one. The only thing that kept me going was that, you know, I, I, I just knew that if you continue, someone's got to be drunk enough or high enough to put it somewhere, right? So eventually I, I did get that all mighty heavenly choir email from publishing, which since unfortunately his closed up, but said, "Hey, we love it. Let's work with it." And it, they assigned me some editors, et cetera, et cetera. And it was a tough process. [00:14:02] You have to, have to, have to be ready to take very raw, very straightforward opinions and not be afraid. A lot of people can't do that. And I will, I will say early on, I really did struggle with that nowadays. I, I, I ask people to rip me apart. Publisher Parliament House, I was talking to the editors during a production meeting, and I said, "Please, whoever, whichever editor you signed to. I want it extra ripped apart." I needed it. I need this to be torn apart, but early on, it was very difficult, but you go through that process. It's a year or two process of getting it on the pages and making it fit, right? And then you get out and there's no more special feeling than that first book getting out. Nowadays, I look at that first edition. I think I have an old, you know, dog-eared version somewhere in my office and it is cringe worthy, but, but at the time it was, it was amazing. It was a miracle. [00:15:02] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, of course. And that is, that is so cool, just that moment of holding it in your hands. I bet after all that hard work and the rejections and all the things, and then you just get to hold it and you're like. [00:15:15] Justin Alcala: Oh my goodness. Please, please, please. There's no-- it doesn't have to be me, but if you have any anybody you follow that's a writer or whatnot, even the big, the biggest of big dogs, even the, you know, Andrew Smith's and Christopher Moore's, every, every purchase counts. Might just be 15 bucks works for you, but every purchase counts towards things and every review is, is a little bit of saying thank you and I love you to those people for the crazy amount of work that you sometimes have to put in the books and authors love doing it. Don't get me wrong, but it does. It's a nice pat on the back. [00:15:49] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, absolutely. And I think that probably goes for all art forms. Anytime that you have a chance. I'll just get on my soap box for a second here. But anytime you have a chance to show an artist, a little love, even it doesn't even like money is obviously very important. So we have all have bills to pay, but even if it's just like, "Hey, I, I see you. I see what you're doing. Good job." Those kinds of things matter so much. I don't know if you're the same way, Justin, but just those kind of little affirmations --it doesn't have to be anything huge, but it makes a big difference for sure. [00:16:23] Justin Alcala: For sure. Right. And you know, I've, I've kind of to this day, I, I've, you can say grown thick skin to where I don't need the confirmations, but when I get-- I'm not going to lie-- it kind of gives a little, you know, Thumper from "Bambi" look, my eyes get big. And I think it's, yeah. You know, it does feel nice, but yeah, for sure. [00:16:47] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. I relate to that. I think especially early on in your career, the more encouragement you can get and constructive criticism, I mean, you have to have both, but the more that you can get feedback the better. But then I do agree that, you know, later on as you're an established professional, and you're like, "Well, I, I do kind of understand how to do this" then, but it is still nice every time. I'll just throw that out there. So. Yep. Absolutely. Well, okay. So we're just, we're going to have to, we're going to have to talk about those prohibition tunnels. I just, I can't let that. [00:17:19] Justin Alcala: It's a itch that must be scratched, huh? [00:17:23] Lindsey Dinneen: Tell me about this whole thing. [00:17:26] Justin Alcala: Not a problem. So I grew up in a house where, you know, some spooky, interesting things happen. I, we, we could go on the debate of what it was if it was explainable or not. But the legend behind the house we had like an old school, you know, that guy in the corner, who's, you know, 70, 80, and he's seen it all in this town. You know, there's always a legend that there's tunnels under our house and he would tell us how you'd see gangsters back in the day go in there into our house and then come out the other house with bags. Or there's a golf course across the street from us as well that, that allegedly the tunnels went through too. And they'd see them coming out. But long story short, the rumor is that Al Capone's south side school squad pretty much, they, they financed those houses for the builders and the catch was that when we need to pretty much run booze, you just comply and you get the house for free, right? When you went into our basement, there was all, it's a creepiest, as creepy as it could be the set of a horror film, cobwebs and cement floors and rafters, but on the walls, it was all just solid and blank except for one little section where it was bricked up, and if you went into the house across the street, which a buddy of mine lived there, same exact thing facing each other and everything. If you went down there, you'd feel cold breezes. [00:18:48] And we never wanted to open it up. So because obviously that would, you know, it could destroy the structure, but later on in life it was very strange. Later on in life though, you know, it was always myth and legend. I was working the corporate world and this manager came in out of nowhere and said, "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, I, I used to live on the south side of Chicago." Yeah, well, I lived on the south side. We were both working downtown at the moment and we started comparing notes, turns out his great uncle was the guy who helped build those tunnels in between. And he said that they were paid triple. And this was during a time when jobs were really at an all time low. So they had to take the job, but they were sworn to secrecy. And the only time he said anything was on his death bed, that there were tunnels under there. And I was like, "You've gotta be kidding me. I lived in that house!" You know, he was just trying to tell a fun story. And I was like, "No, no, no, that was my house. That was my house." So turns out to this day, it was true, but also a lot of schools, interesting things happen in between sounds and some weird sightings that we just can't explain. And we think it's maybe the builder of the house or the gangsters that are. [00:20:02] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, my goodness. That story is fantastic. I think I was just sitting here smiling, but with my mouth open the whole time of like, what? [00:20:12] Justin Alcala: And obviously these have been, you know, helped me inspire some of my some of the horror stories that I've had in anthologies, because you don't grow up for 18 years in a house like that, not tell any of those stories in other ways. [00:20:26] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, of course. Oh my goodness. That is wow. Well, that is a very unique like background to draw from. So, I mean, obviously it gave you lots of material if that's any. [00:20:40] Justin Alcala: Oh yeah. So yeah. You know, and to this day, once again, I mean, these days I'm fearless about it, but you know, you can bring it up to some people and they look at you like, "Okay, this guy is not dealing with a full deck here," but it's a, it's true, weird things that happen in our house. But there were definitely some tunnels in between our houses that the south side mafia used during the prohibition to flip, to flip booze, and funny add on to that story: when I was moving out, my father passed away when I was 18 and I decided I wanted to go and do the, you know, the, the head on out and live my own life story. But my friend and I just out of curiosity said, "Dude, let's see if we could break a breakdown in that wall." We did. And there was another brick wall, clay bricks after that, but the installation there was crumpled up newspapers in between and sure enough, they were from the twenties. They were barely faded and you could barely read some of them, but yeah, they were dated from the 20th, et cetera. It was, it was pretty neat. We didn't go any further. We, we chickened out after that though. [00:21:40] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, my word. That is amazing. And also I am so curious. Do you know if anything has ever come of those houses? Like, has anyone decided to be like, "Okay, this is historic. We're going to figure out what actually happened. Is there anything like that?" [00:21:56] Justin Alcala: So regrettably it's quite the opposite. The house across the street, a lawyer bought it and turned it into a business where he just works out of his house. It was a beautiful house too, across the street and our house, unfortunately it had always had, even growing up, so some mild issues with, with it. And then we had a fire that is a whole 'nother story. I had to jump out of a window of my, in my underwear when I was 17 to survive. But after it was repaired from the fire, it was not repaired correctly and the entire walls and everything from the water damage to the firefighters, molded everything up. And I hear it is unfortunately in ruins now. [00:22:37] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, sorry to hear. [00:22:39] Justin Alcala: Yeah, I know. I know, but no, that's okay. But so I, you know what we should probably do is go in on it and buy it. And then finally go break out that basement and see if there's any money in there. [00:22:50] Lindsey Dinneen: Huh? Right, right. Or anything. I'm just like, there could be so much. It's killing me a little bit. There could be so much historical, you know, anything there. It's just fantastic. What a story. Oh, my word. [00:23:06] Justin Alcala: Yeah. When I was a kid, I was afraid and, you know, that I would tell stories about that. That was going to turn to a Goonies episode where there was skeletons and slides with spikes. And, but now, nowadays I'm thinking, "Ah, there's probably just old garbage in there in between. Who knows?" [00:23:23] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, probably, but still that's the fun thing, I guess, about being an author is you can create your own ending to it and you don't have to go with what it actually is. [00:23:32] Justin Alcala: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. [00:23:35] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, that is so fun. Well, I'm curious, I know you're a dad now and congrats on that and I'm. [00:23:43] Justin Alcala: Thank you so much. [00:23:44] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. I'm curious how that has informed your work or has it changed? Obviously it's changed your time availability, but has it changed other elements about the way that you produce arts? [00:23:57] Justin Alcala: Absolutely so, but in a good way. So as far as the schedule goes now, it just means I have to wake up super early. I wake up at 6:00 AM and try to get as much in before I hear the first "Oh, Daddy!"S from my daughter, Lily. But you do have to wake up a little bit earlier, but I think what it's also done is that children are fantastically innocent and they can say these amazingly prolific things to you that is just raw thoughts to them that gets you thinking again, it gets you questioning things, pieces that you might have thought back in the day were overused or just hack as far as stories and ideas. Your kids can really inspire you to do something with them, but it doesn't change your DNA as a writer whatsoever. I mean, I am working on a story right now that will be out 2022, "The Last Stop," which is pretty much a kid's horror book. Think of, you know, the things that probably growing up, you had The Goosebumps, and, and whatnot. [00:24:52] But in my opinion, and you know, people have scoffed at me before, is like those books for me as a child really helped me out. They were great tools for me. Because if you deny a child, the, the chance to understand that there are things out there that are bad-- you know, there are dark and spooky things out there-- you're also denying them the tools to deal with those things. So for me and my kids, I mean my kids and I, so Halloween spooky stories, it's all fun for them. They are very much acclimated to it. They know scary stories. We do it. We were not The Adams Family about it. We do it in small increments and we have fun with it, but they understand that we do not keep that from them. And it's gone so much as to inspire me to try to go ahead and indulge middle grade writing and see where it takes me as far as writing spooky stories for kids. [00:25:50] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, I really like that. And I think that you're spot on. I think that sometimes in an effort to want to protect innocence-- and that is noble too-- but in an effort to do so, we sort of veer a little too much on the other side and protect too much instead of giving kiddos an opportunity, especially through stories 'cause what a powerful way too. It's fiction. It's not real. So what a powerful way to share truths about life and get them, you know, to a point where they can learn how to overcome some things that happened that are scary. So, yeah. Kudos to you. [00:26:27] Justin Alcala: And art. It's so interesting. Because kids get art, you know. Art is creation through aptitudes and inspiration, you know, in order to communicate something wonderful. And you know, and for me, it's using also what's playful, awkward, maybe a little spooky, little dorky to tap into the human element and entertain. And I'll tell you what, kids, I feel like far better than adults, you know, there's a lot of complications that come with adults when it comes to taking in art of any form from painting to writing. It'd be just because you have your, a lot of your own experiences that you filter it through, but kids, they take it, they take the lessons of it. They take the, the metaphors, all of it, and they put it to great use. So, you know, we, I don't think sometimes we give them enough credit when it comes to art and the translation of it, but they're fantastic at it. [00:27:19] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, I absolutely agree. And it's such a fun, different perspective when you talk to a, a kid about their experience with art versus an adult. And I think, yeah, well, they just have a more, like you said, kind of filtered view because of things that they've gone through or just their perception and things like that. And kids are just like, "Well, it's a butterfly clearly." Like. [00:27:41] Justin Alcala: Right. Oh my God. And my daughter, it's funny, you know, she can say the most prolific things to me, you know, about, about "Why did you do that, Lily?" And, well, "My heart told me to, it feels right." And I think that's something that everyone should do. And you hear that you sit and you go, wow. And then her next sentence is, " Let's go get some Cheetos." It's the, it's the best of, it's the yin and the yang of life. [00:28:07] Lindsey Dinneen: I love that. And that's, it kind of sounds like something I would say now though, like. [00:28:15] Justin Alcala: Right, exactly. Exactly. Right. It's just, it's just a filter. [00:28:21] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, that's awesome. Oh my goodness. Well, this is fantastic. And I know that, you know, a big thing that you're passionate about sharing with people is to embrace your, embrace your inner dork or your nerdy side, or what makes you unique. Do you want to share a little bit about maybe some advice you have for somebody who's afraid to put their work out there because they just don't feel like they go along with the majority or, or what's normal, whatever that means. [00:28:52] Justin Alcala: Yeah, absolutely. The problem is a lot of times, you know, and, and hopefully my contribution to life someday is, is inviting people to embrace what makes them unique, you know, and I do it through stories obviously, but it's just life in general. You know, we have these unique situations in life, strange characters, and people like to suffocate that within themselves. They like to tell themselves, you know, this is nothing society wants me to act this way. I am supposed to interpret how I feel, not by my own, you know, in the words of my daughter, not by my own heart, but by the way people tell me to do things, and we invest far too much in what people think. I will tell you now, the most liberating thing I ever did was, it was just right. Because I'm nerdy and yeah, weird. And I'm a little strange and I just, I wrote it. I got it out. And let me tell you, at first, when I was writing and suffocating all these ideas, people would tell me my writing was just meh. Stepped up and just let it be free. And, and put myself on the pages. People are like, this is fantastic. I could feel the human element of this. The dialogue is great. I, this is, this seems real to me, it's this tangible, even when I write some of the goofiest of things. And so I would encourage anyone to just, you know, metaphorically walk down the street naked, and I'll tell you what. [00:30:12] People, people you don't need in your lives, they're going to go away. And so people who stick around after they hear your true voice not only will it be liberating for you, but those are the greatest people that will encourage you to the future. And that's not just writing. Obviously for me, the, the lesson is to do with writing, but that's just life in general be you. And I guarantee you, for me, I was me and it really helped me kick off my writing career, but it also just helped me be a happy person. People who know me, where they know what they're going to get. They're going to get some weird, weird, strange talk from me some ideas on what would happen if we could fly through space, goofy, goofy ideas about everything from consumer Lou to Tony, the tiger. But if they're laughing about it, fantastic, that's what you get with me. But you should do the same. You should just stop being who people want you to be and be yourself. It's very rewarding. [00:31:11] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. Thank you for that. I love that advice and I agree something that you said kind of stood out to me too. You know, you're talking about the people who don't need to be in your life will leave. And the people who do need to be in your life will, will stay in the, and there'll be supportive. And I think one element to that too, is the more that we are able to liberate ourselves, the more liberating that can be to other people. And so the more that we're willing to be vulnerable in a sense, and put our true selves out there, I think that opens up opportunities for other people to do the same, where they might feel otherwise nervous or scared too. But then in the context of you being willing to be honest and talk about your failures, talk about your successes, talk about the bumps and the good points, I think it makes a big difference for other people. [00:32:04] Justin Alcala: Absolutely, absolutely. I think you hit the nail on the head. Once you start seeing other people do it, or once you do it yourself, the other people will inspire you, but and once you start doing it, you will inspire others. And I think it's all very good for the world. We are such a-- I don't want to, I don't want to go on too long-- but we are such a society who just needs approval of others. And I tell you what, that's probably the biggest cancer of my life was when I did do that. And, you know, there are things that dictate it. You know, obviously if you're working a corporate world, you have to have managers' approvals and et cetera. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about letting other people affect your life. And I think hopefully someday, you know, with, with the, if you pick up one of my books, you, you will get that there will be examples left and right tell you to be yourself. [00:32:55] Lindsey Dinneen: I love that. And speaking of that, where can we find your work and follow it and be a part of your journey and, and support you? [00:33:05] Justin Alcala: Oh, yeah, well, you can go to www.justinalcala.com that sort of has a portal to everything. But I'm on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, anything, anywhere where great books are written and, and sold and currently I am-- October 6th, I believe, Parliament House Publishing and I are working on "A Dead End Job." And that will be out. You can pre-order that. Please do, if you can, it's-- you get a little discount if you do it now, but it's a fantastically weird story. And I think I, I'm really proud of it. I think we've really worked hard, the editors and I, in getting it out for readers. [00:33:43] Lindsey Dinneen: Perfect. Yes. And I just want to make a quick note and I hope I'm speaking correctly. But pre-orders are really important for book sales. They're really important for the author and for, yeah. So as much as you can support the authors ahead of time and go ahead and pre-order your book, the is just, it, it It helps those books once they are actually published to rank higher on the list and more people can see them. So if you're interested in supporting authors, please do so that way. [00:34:13] Justin Alcala: The more pre-orders you get, the higher in the rankings and the free advertisements and the recommendations other people receive. So literally people pre-ordering, you know, a lot of people say, "Well, I'll just get it when it comes out," literally pre-ordering is going to an artist, a writer on another tier as far as their sales go and it literally helps them once the book comes out start going shoulder to shoulder with the big dogs, instead of possibly just going with a, you know, as something that is someone's, you know, possible fun fan fiction that they went ahead and published and it's just for fun. And they're, it's more of a good hobby for them. Not to say that's not important, but it, it helps, it helps the artist all the work that they've put into it, go shoulder to shoulder with other people who deserve it. [00:35:01] Lindsey Dinneen: Perfect. Yes. Awesome. Okay. Well, this has all been fantastic. I do have three questions that I always like to ask my guests, if you're okay with that. [00:35:12] Justin Alcala: Sure. [00:35:13] Lindsey Dinneen: Okay. Okay. Fantastic. First of all, how do you personally define art or what is art to you? [00:35:21] Justin Alcala: Yes, I think I may have said it before that art is creation through the aptitude and inspiration in order to communicate something amazing. And for me, you know, it's using what's playful, awkward, and a little dorky to tap into the human element and entertain. [00:35:38] Lindsey Dinneen: I love it. Okay. And then what do you think is the most important role of an artist? [00:35:43] Justin Alcala: The most important part is communicate and inspire. If you have to find a fundamental way to connect to someone through your medium, and once you communicate with them, you inspire them to take what you said and make it their own. And for books, any characters' story, once I get it out in the world, it was no longer my story. It is the reader's story. What they think is far more important about the protagonist /antagonist, the plot than anything that I've dreamed up, it is their world to be inspired and kind of take it into their own lives and contribute. [00:36:18] Lindsey Dinneen: Perfect. And then my final question, and you sort of maybe touched on your answer for this. So I'll be curious to know where you go with it, but do you think that art should be inclusive or exclusive? And I will define my terms. So by inclusive, I'm referring to an artist who puts their work out there and provide some context behind that, whether it's program notes or title or something, versus exclusive referring to an artist who puts their work out there and doesn't provide the context. And so it's left entirely up to the viewer or the participant to decide what they do. [00:36:53] Justin Alcala: I am 100%-- I'll fight people through the end of the earth-- exclusive. I think that once you create something and get it out to the world, what do you hang up a painting or write a book, it is no longer yours. You don't need to describe it. I think when you do the only thing that you really do-- for me writing, I'm taking the best medium that I have in order to create something for enjoyment. Why would I take something like my clumsy tongue and then try to explain what I've already created for the person to enjoy? It is theirs. It is exclusive to them. And over-explaining, it just really is always a bad idea. [00:37:36] Lindsey Dinneen: Sure. Yeah. So do you, so then out of curiosity, as my follow-up question, do you ever personally do like author talks where people can ask you specific questions? [00:37:47] Justin Alcala: Absolutely. But I always, I always make sure to, to let them know this is just one idiot's opinion. This is, this is just my opinion. And hopefully you could take whatever's in my books and come up with a better answer for it. But I am more than happy to take talks and I, and I've done. So I, I'm probably rubbish at them, but I do do it, but I always warn people that you're probably best just reading the book to get that answer out of me. Sure, of course, I'll always answer. [00:38:20] Lindsey Dinneen: Fair enough. Very good. Well, Justin, I have thoroughly enjoyed our conversation today. Your stories are, your stories are fantastic. I can't wait to read your books and just yeah, thank you for just embracing who you are and sharing that with the world. Obviously it's resonated and it's going to continue to resonate. It's going to continue to inspire people who might feel like they can't do that. So thank you for, for leading the way in that. And yeah, this has been so much fun. I really appreciate your time together. Thank you. [00:38:56] Justin Alcala: Thank you so much, Lindsey. I had a great time. [00:38:59] Lindsey Dinneen: Good, good. And thank you so much to everyone who has listened to this episode. I highly encourage you to check out Justin's work, pre-order his latest book, help support his artistic journey. And if you're feeling as inspired as I am right now, I would love if you would share this episode with a friend or two and we will catch you next time. [00:39:21] If you have a story to share with us, we would love that so much. And I hope your day has been Artfully Told. [00:39:31] Hi friends. I wanted to share with you another podcast that I think you're going to fall in love with just as I have. It's called Harlem with a View, and it is hosted by Harlem Lennox, who was a previous guest of mine on Artfully Told and a dear friend. Just because it looks easy doesn't mean it is. There is so much that goes into the work of your creative. She wants to know how the artists got into their line of work, what inspires them, but most importantly, what keeps them going? She'd asked them about how they make it through the blood, sweat, and tears. She wants to know what it's like to live this creative life: the good, the bad, the ugly, and even the magical. So she goes behind the scenes with creatives, from different genres and she explores their history, their take on life and talks about the business of art and the dedication of making art. She has a brilliant, brilliant platform. I think you will fall in love. I highly recommend that you search for Harlem with a View. Thanks!

Planet FPL - The Fantasy Football Podcast
Fruit Shoot Monopoly | Planet #FPL S. 5 Ep. 8

Planet FPL - The Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 77:35


With GW4 approaching Suj & James look at the issues in their FPL squads, mistakes made with selections so far and how they intend on manoeuvering the upcoming Gameweeks ahead of Chelsea's Gameweek 7 fixture swing. There's talk of Cristiano Ronaldo of course and Suj & James explain why they don't intend to buy the Portuguese superstar but why many others probably should and why those with Bruno Fernandes shouldn't necessarily rush to come off. There's a look ahead to captaincy in future gameweeks, understanding that players who look good now could become a problem, the need versus want discussion is raised again and there are some exciting fixture swings coming up for mid priced options. Plus, plenty of your Twitter questions covered & more... Join our Planet FPL mini league, the winner will be invited on to a Planet FPL Podcast next summer! The code is d7mmxw or you can auto join at the link below https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/d7mmxw Coming Up on Tuesday, A Planet FPL Special - What Happened To Bury? 2 (Years Later) ____________________________________________ Want to become a member of our FPL community? Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/planetfpl Follow James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlanetFPLPod Follow Suj on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sujanshah Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/planetfpl Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/planetfpl Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8043oOKTB4uP8Nq15Kz6bg

LSD, La série documentaire
New York, l ♥️ catastrophe 2/4 : La crise des Subprimes - New York 2008 - Monopoly game over

LSD, La série documentaire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 58:29


durée : 00:58:29 - LSD, la série documentaire - par : Perrine Kervran, Nicolas Champeaux - De l'endettement des Américains avec des prêts immobiliers hypothécaires à risque aux États-Unis démarre une crise bancaire et financière mondiale en 2008. - réalisation : Rafik Zenine

Our Curious Amalgam
#131 What Did We Learn? Ida Tarbell and the Role of Theory vs. Fact in Shaping Antitrust Law

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 40:09


Influential writers, from Ida Tarbell to John McGee to Lina Khan, have inspired sweeping changes to antitrust laws, but not all influential writing should be relied upon as the basis for change. What happens when we rely on the wrong argument? Antitrust scholar Christopher Leslie goes back 100 years in antitrust law history with Tammy Zhu and John Roberti to dissect the work of influential writers who have shaped the course of antitrust law. Listen to this episode to learn about the fascinating collision courses between facts and theory in antitrust law history. Related Links: Christopher Leslie, Revisiting the Revisionist History of Standard Oil Christopher Leslie, Faculty webpage Hosted by: John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP and Tammy Zhu, Sourcegraph

IntercutPod
BEST MOVIES OF THE FIRST HALF OF 2021

IntercutPod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 79:49


The 2nd half of our "2021 (so far)" lists with AmandaTheJedi, we're counting down the films that moved us the most from the first half of the year! TIMECODES... 0:00 Intro 06:51 Honorable Mentions 11:01 The Mitchells Vs. The Machines 12:51 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry 15:24 Censor 16:43 Blast Beat 18:39 Bo Burnham: Inside 23:58 Zola 26:46 I Care A Lot 31:33 Godzilla vs. Kong 34:01 Bad Trip 36:23 White Lie & Happily 39:35 The Monopoly of Violence 42:00 Cruella 44:35 Pieces of a Woman 46:27 The Father 48:43 Quo Vadis, Aida? & Dear Comrades 50:23 Gunda 52:19 The Killing of Two Lovers 53:55 Identifying Features 55:39 Judas & The Black Messiah 56:56 All Light Everywhere 01:00:26 Dinner in America 01:02:45 The Killing of Two Lovers 01:04:46 Test Pattern 01:07:01 Shiva Baby 01:10:27 Judas & the Black Messiah If you like this podcast share it and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! www.theatzshow.com/intercut Patreon - Patreon.com/IntercutPod Discord - discord.gg/WHvfFGARd2 Facebook - Facebook.com/IntercutPod Instagram - Instagram.com/IntercutPod Twitter - Twitter.com/IntercutPod YouTube - YouTube.com/IntercutPod

Todd N Tyler Radio Empire
9/3 2-2 Mad at Monopoly

Todd N Tyler Radio Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 21:36


And all of a sudden "Chance" cards are flying everywhere.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
Episode One Hundred - Forty-Two

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 68:43


The Shipping Container discuss the worst movies they've ever seen, Monopoly, and sleeping on clouds before Tony and Juju Gotti take you on a choose your own adventure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Le Batard & Friends Network
MC- Episode One Hundred - Forty-Two

Le Batard & Friends Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 68:43


The Shipping Container discuss the worst movies they've ever seen, Monopoly, and sleeping on clouds before Tony and Juju Gotti take you on a choose your own adventure.

The CyberWire
Warm wallet pilferage. Advice on reducing the ransomware risk. Regulatory action in the T-Mobile breach. China's privacy law. FTC refiles monopoly complaint against Facebook. Better MICE traps?

The CyberWire

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 25:17


Pilferage reported from Liquid Global's alt-coin warm wallets. CISA offers advice on reducing the risk of ransomware. The FCC is looking into the T-Mobile breach, and Moody's raises questions about the telco's risk management. China passes its own version of GDPR. The FTC refiles its monopoly complaint against Facebook. Caleb Barlow on 3rd Party Breach Notifications and finding out if your information is being traded on the dark web. Rick Howard speaks with hash table member Zan Vautrinot about serving on boards. And the FBI warns that insiders can be recruited for industrial espionage. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/10/161

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Is Israel a sign of what’s to come?

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 16:15


For our 500th episode, we're doing a little rinse and repeat. In the news fix, we get March 2020 vibes as we discuss developments from Israel, which has one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, raising concerns that the coronavirus vaccines’ protection may wane over time. Plus, the Federal Trade Commission is re-upping its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, and the controversy over the new “Jeopardy!” host escalates. Then, a special edition of our favorite game, “Half Full/Half Empty.” Here’s everything we talked about: “A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta” from Science Magazine “US Revives Facebook Suit, Adding Details to Back Claim of a Monopoly” from The New York Times  “A Smile With Sharp Teeth”: Mike Richards's Rise to ‘Jeopardy!' Host Sparks Questions About His Past” from the Ringer “Planes, guns, night-vision goggles: The Taliban’s new U.S.-made war chest” from Reuters Join us on YouTube Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Pacific/6:30 p.m. Eastern for our live happy hour episode! Subscribe to our channel and sign up for notifications so you don't miss it.