Dr Scarlett Smash & Dr Craken MacCraic talk to Constance Schéré about the impacts that BREXIT has had on environmental regulations and marine protected areas in the UK. If you liked this show please support us so we can keep providing more content, $1 helps : www.patreon.com/marineconservation Contact email@example.com for more information about sponsoring MCHH episodes or having advertisments on the show Music credits By Jolly Shore Leave "Al For Me Grog (Trad.)" HandsomeForrune-FE (Adapted Lyrics by Taran Christen : Musical Arrangement by K. Ryan Hart) Represented by Rebellious Entertainment MCHH Twitter Dr Scarlett Smash Twitter Dr Scarlett Smash Instagram Dr Scarlett Smash TikTok Dr Craken MacCraic Twitter Dr Craken MacCraic Instagram MCHH Instagram MCHH Facebook Dr Scarlett Smash YouTube
This week, Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, celebrate seven years of never missing a weekly podcast - from the hospital! Viewfinders, tune in to learn why Beckie has been hospitalized for the past three weeks! Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, update us on the past three weeks of Beckie's life after the accident and reflect on the previous seven years of podcasting. I'm not crying; you're crying. Viewfinders, thank you for your loyal listening over the past seven years (365.29 weeks). We're proud to share our thoughts with you each week and are grateful for the time we spend together. If you'd like to wish Beckie a speedy recovery, drop her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help a colleague in need, or if you need assistance, check out Beckie's amazing non-profit created to help our veterinary colleagues, the Veterinary Industry Giving Tree - www.veterinarygivingtree.com/. Thank you, Viewfinders! Beckie, get well soon!
If you've been feeling stuck, this is your sign that it's time to do something about it. Whether it's your career, relationship, or personal development, you owe it to yourself to get UNSTUCK.My guest this week, certified professional coach, Daniela de la Piedra, specialized in helping people transition to a more fulfilled life. Life will sometimes get you stuck. You owe it to yourself not to stay there too long. About My Guest:Daniela de la Piedra is an attorney and Certified Professional Coach. For 13 years, Daniela represented low-income seniors in Washington, DC in public benefits and Social Security cases at Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP. At the height of the pandemic, Daniela left her legal career and launched Everyday Daniela Professional Coaching Services. Daniela is a helper at heart and now runs a coaching practice dedicated to helping busy professionals take positive and sustainable action to create a more joyful and fulfilling life. Daniela works with private 1:1 clients and presents trainings and workshops to companies and organizations.Daniela received coach training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is trained in the proprietary Core Energy Coaching methodology, which empowers people to dig deeply, honestly, and objectively into their energy and unconscious thought patterns, to assess who they are, and who they want to become, at any given moment. Daniela helps her clients establish and achieve new goals, raise their level of awareness, and open up to new possibilities. The result is sustainable, long-lasting transformation. Daniela holds a BA from the University of Virginia, a JD from American University, Washington College of Law, and a MPA from George Mason University. She also holds a Certified Professional Coach Certification from iPEC. She lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her husband and two young children.Website: www.everydaydaniela.comInstagram: @everydaydanielacoachingLinkedIn: Daniela de la PiedraLike. Follow. Share. Website: grownandgrowing.buzzsprout.comFacebook: @GrownandgrowingpodcastInstagram: @GrownandgrowingpodcastYouTube: Grown and Growing PodcastEmail: email@example.com
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Carl Robichaud about past and present nuclear risks. They discuss why nuclear weapons are still relevant, creation of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer, and attempts at regulation after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They discuss Bay of pigs, SALT I & II, START I & II, and the nuclear arms race during the Cold War. They talk about the nine countries that currently have nuclear weapons, nuclear taboo, India-Pakistan tensions with nuclear weapons, Iran deal during the Obama administration, and nuclear energy. They also discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Israel and their nuclear weapons, China's nuclear program, nuclear testing, and hypersonic missiles. They talk about the process of launching a nuclear weapon, Ai and nuclear weapons, a future with no nuclear weapons, and many more topic.Carl Robichaud co-leads Longview Philanthropy's programme on nuclear weapons policy, and co-manages Longview's Nuclear Weapons Policy Fund. He holds an MPA in public policy and international affairs from Princeton University. Carl previously worked with The Century Foundation and the Global Security Institute, where his extensive research spanned arms control, international security policy, and nonproliferation. He is also on the Council for Foreign Relations. Website: https://www.longview.org/Twitter: @carlrobichaud Get full access to Converging Dialogues at convergingdialogues.substack.com/subscribe
JOSH TOVAR is the proud principal at Memorial Pathway Academy in Garland ISD. He's been in education for over thirty years and has served at all levels from elementary to university. Josh is the proud son of Virginia and Jesus Tovar, a proud immigrant to the USA, and former US Marine. Welcome to Teachers on Fire interviews, airing LIVE on YouTube every Saturday morning at 9:00 Pacific and 12:00 Eastern! Join the conversation and add your comments to the broadcast. IN THIS CONVERSATION: 0:53 - JOSH TOVAR is the proud principal at Memorial Pathway Academy in Garland ISD in Texas. 1:35 - About the unique mission of MPA and the immigrant story it supports 4:33 - Two stories of personal and professional adversity 10:57 - Why Josh tells the story of his school community and celebrates students 14:55 - How Unlock the Middle has impacted Josh's thinking and practice 20:25 - Josh's three pillars: faith, family, and fitness 24:30 - What time Josh goes to bed on school nights 25:00 - Setting Josh on fire: sharing the beauty of the education profession 30:04 - A professional goal for this year: speaking at NASSP in Tennessee 32:27 - What sets Josh on fire outside of school: being the best dad possible 34:39 - A productivity hack: phone apps that build quick photo collages 34:59 - Educators to follow on X 35:42 - Josh on edtech tools: "I'm still a paper guy" 36:28 - Two book picks: Four Agreements and Define Your Why by Barbara Bray 36:50 - Josh's podcast picks 37:41 - Who I should interview next on the podcast: Erik Francis 39:24 - A YouTube channel pick: JT Spotlights 40:56 - What the Tovar family is streaming these days 41:21 - The best ways for Teachers on Fire to follow Josh CONNECT with ME On X @TeachersOnFire (https://X.com/TeachersOnFire) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/@teachersonfire) On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/ Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. SONG TRACK CREDIT GO! by Neffex *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/teachersonfire/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/teachersonfire/support
Dr Scarlett Smash & Dr Craken MacCraic talk to this week's guest Constance Schéré (constanceschere.com) about the ecological importance of mudflats as well as marine protected area designation and enforcement in the UK and Ireland. They also talk about the biology of the oyster catcher and their link to Dr Smash. If you liked this show please support us so we can keep providing more content, $1 helps : www.patreon.com/marineconservation Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about sponsoring MCHH episodes or having advertisments on the show Music credits By Jolly Shore Leave "Al For Me Grog (Trad.)" HandsomeForrune-FE (Adapted Lyrics by Taran Christen : Musical Arrangement by K. Ryan Hart) Represented by Rebellious Entertainment MCHH Twitter Dr Scarlett Smash Twitter Dr Scarlett Smash Instagram Dr Scarlett Smash TikTok Dr Craken MacCraic Twitter Dr Craken MacCraic Instagram MCHH Instagram MCHH Facebook Dr Scarlett Smash YouTube
It's Thanksgiving in the United States this week, and that means the holiday season has begun. Besides family, food, and fun, the holidays can also bring stress, anxiety, and dread. This week, we're joined by Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, LVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) to discuss tips and tactics to help you survive the holidays with a smile. Host Dr. Ernie Ward is missing co-host Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, as she is recovering from an accident. Beckie is doing well, and we'll share the full story soon. Meanwhile, drop her a “Get Well Soon” message on our socials or email at email@example.com. Liz and Ernie begin by tackling the problematic origins of Thanksgiving in the United States and offer how they're reconciling the holiday with history. The pair then discuss their different gratitude practices and why gratitude is good for your mental well-being. Liz shares how some veterinary practices incorporate gratitude into their daily huddles. Dr. Ward explains why he believes we must be more openly positive in our business and personal lives. Both reveal how they deal with criticism over being too optimistic (or pushing for change) and why everyone needs to, in Dr. Ward's words, “start each day tilted toward optimism.” Viewfinders, this podcast has loads of practical tips and real-life stories. We recommend you listen to it before your Thanksgiving visits or immediately afterward to decompress. Regardless of when you listen, we hope you'll find something to make your holidays a little brighter! Beckie, get well soon! We miss you!
As the Fall 2023 Semester concludes, we are sad to see Professor Sinclair leave our program. From teaching thirteen different courses from the program, to founding the first graduate study abroad program, there isn't much Professor Sinclair hasn't done for the Binghamton MPA Program. Join hosts Victoria and Annabelle to learn all about Professor Sinclair, and how the MPA program would not exist in the way it does with his extensive commitment. Thank you Professor Sinclair for all you have done for our program!
Anirudh Suri is a venture capitalist, technology entrepreneur and policy advisor. He is the managing partner of India Internet Fund, a US and India-based technology venture capital fund, and author of The Great Tech Game: Shaping Geopolitics and the Destinies of Nations (HarperCollins, 2022). Previously, he worked with the Government of India in Delhi, McKinsey and Co. in New York, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, and Goldman Sachs in London. Anirudh completed his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He studied Economics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Haverford College. He has served on the global board of the Harvard Alumni Association and was the president of the Harvard Club of India from 2017–19.
WAVES director of training and development Michael Pearson Adams (Gomez to his Aussie mates) joins us in part 2 of a chat about plugins for Voice Actors. A big shout out to our sponsors, Austrian Audio and Tri Booth. Both these companies are providers of QUALITY Audio Gear (we wouldn't partner with them unless they were), so please, if you're in the market for some new kit, do us a solid and check out their products, and be sure to tell em "Robbo, George, Robert, and AP sent you"... As a part of their generous support of our show, Tri Booth is offering $200 off a brand-new booth when you use the code TRIPAP200. So get onto their website now and secure your new booth... https://tribooth.com/ And if you're in the market for a new Mic or killer pair of headphones, check out Austrian Audio. 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We kick off by tackling the prevalent issue of hearing loss, exploring how it affects professional audio and the struggles people face in finding headphones that suit their hearing capabilities. Pearson expresses his ambition to build a chain for monitoring, specifically for those with hearing loss. We also delve into audio tools like the C Four Multiband Compressor and F Six Dynamic EQ, discussing their features, capabilities, and best applications. The conversation emphasizes the importance of tailoring preset tools to individual preferences, supporting efficiency in producing quality and personalized sound._QMARK #HearingLossSolutions #ProAudioSuite #TechForHearingLoss Timestamps (00:00:00) Intro: The Pro Audio Suite (00:00:39) Building Hearing Loss Monitor (00:07:36) Volume & Monitors in Mixing (00:11:29) Multiband Compressor vs. Dynamic EQ (00:12:12) Development of C Four Plugin (00:14:01) The F Six: Parametric EQ & Music Dynamics (00:17:16) Discussing Presets (00:22:10) Quality of Presets (00:28:24) Podcast Recording Technique: Source Connect & Voodoo Radio Imaging Transcript Speaker A: Y'all ready? Be history. Speaker B: Get started. Speaker C: Welcome. Speaker A: Hi. Speaker C: Hi. Speaker A: Hello, everyone to the Pro audio suite. Speaker C: These guys are professional and motivated with tech. To the VO stars, George Wittam, founder of Source Elements Robert Marshall, international audio engineer Darren Robbo Robertson and global voice Andrew Peters. Thanks to Triboo, Austrian audio making passion heard source elements George the tech Wittam and Robbo and AP's international demo. To find out more about us, check ThePro Audiosuite.com line up. Speaker A: Learner. Here we go. : And don't forget the code. Speaker C: Trip a P 200. : That will get you $200 off your Tribooth. Now, this is part two of our conversation we had with Michael Pearson, Adams Gomez, if you like, from waves. This week's discussion kicks off in a different place. We're talking about hearing loss. Speaker B: I don't know. I don't want to take this off the rails too far, but something that's come up in the last couple of weeks, more than once. So it seems to be. Well, I wouldn't say maybe it's a coincidence, but maybe it's just the sign of the times and the fact that my clients are all getting older, but people are having a hard time finding headphones that work well for them anymore because of hearing loss. The topic came up. One person asked me about having their hearing aids tuned for professional audio. Another person asked me about just choosing headphones that are better for their hearing. And nothing that they tried worked well, probably because they have severe hearing loss. : I was going to say Friday, but normally ice cream, right? Speaker B: So what I'm getting at is I've been starting to want to build a chain for monitoring, specifically, especially for those with some hearing loss. And I'm wondering what other tool set you think might be useful. Like, if I was going to build a studio rack for a monitoring chain, is it just EQ or. I'm actually looking at compression and EQ together, because if you've lost some hearing in a certain band and you boost the bejesus out of that band, that could be bad too, right? Speaker A: Two syllables. F sIx. Speaker B: F six. Okay. Speaker A: F six. : Six. Speaker A: Floating bands of multiband equalizing compression gives you the ability to choose the threshold on each and every one of them, move them around, and actually decide how each of those bands is compressed or expanded based on the reaction of the voice coming into it. To me, that would be the best starting place for you to create a chain like that would be that plugin. Speaker B: Because it's obviously the only person that can decide if it sounds right is the listener. Like the person that has a lot. So the way I would have to do it would be to log in remote source, connect in remote into their screen, load the plugin, put it into a chain, and then just hide everything. Speaker A: And give them the macros and name the macros appropriately. Speaker B: Yeah, well, yeah, that would be the end result. Exactly. But to have that ability for them to sculpt the sound of their own headphones in a way they never could before, this sounds like the right tool to attack that. I want to start looking into building those chains for people because hearing loss is an issue. Speaker A: There is a risk there as well. And I talk about this in a completely different way for this than I would if this was music. So, for example, in the music world, we have the lowest latency, as in zero latency vocal tuning, plugin, wavestune, and Wavestune live. And there's always been a lot of stigma about, oh, you can't have tuning. It's like one of the best things a tuner can do, if it's used properly, is give the singer confidence. Not fix them, but give them confidence. So if it's on in the monsters, it gives them confidence to remember that they are good and they can do a great job. And that in itself, that confidence minimizes any sharp or flat notes because they're not nervous. Now, on the other end of that spectrum, George, is in a voiceover world, the first thing that comes to my mind as a concern by creating a chain that lets them hear it properly is making sure that they're not hearing. To use an analogy, to make sure that they don't think they're in a Porsche when they're in a VW, as far as other equipment, because audio processing can make you sound amazing, but it also could hide multiple issues with the track that you're recording if what they're monitoring isn't what's being sent to the client. Speaker B: I would never recommend someone who has loss of hearing loss unless they are an actual engineer with years of training. I would never suggest that they go into this thinking that they're going to fix their own monitoring themselves without the ears of another engineer or an engineer with good hearing or trusted hearing that can make a judgment, help judge them on where those settings should be. I know they could dig themselves into a heck of a big hole. It cannot be a replacement for everything else that we talk about. Proper acoustics, noise, floor mic technique, et cetera, et cetera, et know. : Well, usually with hearing loss, it's the upper frequencies that go first. So my idea would be to talk to Yamaha and get them to build headphones that sound like NS ten s. Speaker B: Well, the headphones that you have, you're still using the Austrian Audio 55s, right? The X 55s, yeah. Remember when I reviewed those with you and I thought they were too mid range forward? Right. I didn't like the way they sounded. Yeah, correct. But for you, they were a great match. Right? Yeah, that's the thing. And so headphones are, again, extremely subjective, but it can be a maddening process to try out a lot of different headphones. Like this client of mine. : What was the headphone that rang out your ear from the inside? And then I tried your curve. How did that work? Speaker B: They were really uncomfortable. Yeah, really? They had in ear plugs that plugged into the inside of your. Like, they literally went into your ears. And then they had a surround cup that went around the outside of the ear. : It was a little. Speaker A: That sounds horrible. : They sound like my in ear, like. Speaker B: The one they're called Noritones or Nora something. I can't remember what they were called. I returned them. But the idea there being that, yeah, you can make corrections to a point and then eventually your hearing loss is going to be too poor. : Well, also, you can't correct it when you can't hear at some point. Speaker B: Right. : So just cranking it up, you just end up with feedback through your hearing. Speaker B: That is true, yeah. Well, I mean, my friend is an optometrist or optimist. My friend is an audiologist. And they said the danger is if you do continue to boost, let's say four K, two K, whatever the frequency band, you're still subjecting that SPL on the eardrum or more, you're continuing to cause damage. So it's a tricky situation. But thanks for the F Six recommendation. I'll look at. Speaker A: So there's a couple of things about that while we're talking about it. I just want to mention briefly, for all you lovely people out there, quick analogy. On my phone, I have a setting on my phone, just in the basic phone settings that limits the loudness that is allowed in my headphones on my phone. And I can change it to whatever DB I want. And I have it set fairly conservatively because I value my tool. That makes me money, my ears. But then on top of that, I also have a pair of very large monitors here in the studio that I have a mark on the output knob on the audio interface that I do not go above because at that point I know that I'm damaging my hearing. So my advice is always get used to listening as low as possible, because you can, and this is something that Jeff Thomas told me Robbo, years ago when I was his student, was if you can hear everything at a low volume, then it'll sound great loud. If you hear everything when it's loud, you won't hear everything at a low volume. : You do have to stay at the right place when you're mixing within the Fletcher Munson curve to make sure that you're know if you're listening too low and you don't ever check it out up there for just a moment. And I'm not talking about hearing damage level, but you'll just lose the bass in the high end. It's just sort of the way the ear at lower levels loses the outer extremities first. : I think like anythinG, though, I think checking your mix on different monitors. I mean, I always check at different volume levels. I mean, different levels. Yeah. The dim button is regularly used for me. I'll listen to it in a pass and then I'll dim it and switch monitors and have a listen that way and just flick around. I mean, you could muck around with a mix forever, I guess. But I think they're the two essential things is volume and different monitors. : I'm constantly surprised when I think back when I was living in Sydney and in excess had Rhino Studios, rhinoceros, and I was there for. They were recording. I think I was there for Kick and X. I can't remember. No, it was definitely kick. Speaker A: It was kick, yeah. : So I was in there for Kick and I remember sitting there when they were recording and stuff and it was. Speaker A: Chris Thomas English showing our. : Know and then someone, oh, we're just doing a playback of one of the songs I think was going to be the single. I can't remember. Come and listen. So we're into another room to listen to the playback. It was so fucking loud. I don't even know what the song was. I have no idea. I don't know what they were hearing because I couldn't hear anything. : It's probably what you need. The first single was it? : Probably. : I hate it when people, when you're in a room and it's really loud and you're just like, I don't want to be in here and you got to get out. But not. You really shouldn't go above 80 or you should keep that at maybe the top average. Speaker B: Average. Yeah, maybe peaks of 90 to 100, maybe. It is amazing. The iPhone has the ability now to monitor your surroundings. And it will actually. Or the watch, I think, more so. And that's almost like a reason to get the watch. I keep trying to not buy the damn freaking Apple Watch. I'm like, I don't want another addictive gadget, but the fact that it does monitoring the noise levels around your environment and lets you know, yo, you were in an unsafe noise level environment, just so you very. Speaker A: That's cool. Speaker B: It's a really good idea. I mean, it's almost a reason to get one of those things. : Tipto can't hear what you're hearing in your headphones, unfortunately. Speaker B: No, it can't do anything for headphones. No, you're absolutely right. Absolutely right. : I wanted to ask a question a little bit more if Gomez is here. So I love the C Four, and I use it like an EQ, and I use it like a compressor, and it's my deesser, and it's just like, whatever the hell you want it to be. And the F Six is kind of a dynamic EQ. The C Four is a multiband compressor. You see how the different frequency bands work, essentially, like, you're able to tune the F six more precisely. That is very true. But what are the other kind of differences between, say, a multiband compressor and a dynamic EQ? Speaker B: Oh, boy. : What uses. : Wow, that's a can of worms. Speaker B: This I want to hear. Speaker A: Okay, so firstly, let's talk about the C Four, right. The C Four was a plugin that we developed, not for studios, but we developed it for live. And it kind of was a mixture of. Okay, so let's deal with something that gives you compression, expansion, bit of limiting dynamic EQ, normal EQ, and then has this one floating band, which we honestly didn't think anybody would use. And then everybody lost their shit over the floating band of the C Four. Sorry, not the C Four. So when we updated it, when we went to the C Six, we put the floating band in because people are. : Like, that's so funny. Do you know what? I lost my shit over in the C Six? What was the individual key per band? That's so awesome. It's like, automatically duck it. But you don't have to duck the whole music. You can just sort of carve out some frequencies for the voice, and it doesn't sunk the music, like, fell out of nowhere. Speaker A: Well, the beautiful thing about it is it lets you apply per band, compression, expansion, upward expansion, and to a point, dynamic EQ. This was a tool that, again, is still very much a broadcast person and live person tool. And we found a lot of studio people, not all studio people. I'm not going to generalize, but we found a lot of them were like, we just can'T work out the use case for this. : Deesser. Yeah. Why have a Deesser when you can just have a multiband compressor with little compression on the high end? Speaker A: Because it's not the way you're thinking with your broadcast and your post production hat on. Not your music production hat on. So now let's go to one of my favorite products, the F Six. The F Six is literally, okay, so everybody loved the floating bands in the C Six, so let's just give them six floating bands. What we did was we took our best code of parametric EQ and let you boost, cut, define change the thresholds, cues, everything on it, so that your EQ basically flows with the music dynamics. And it's not just a static boost or a static cut. One of the best things that you can do with the F Six is go, okay. Right. So use it as an EQ if you want, but then if you actually, then choose. Okay, cool. So on this one I'm going to make this a mid or a sides processing channel, and on this one I'm going to use this one with an external side chain. So you can have all of these things going on. And every single one can have a different side chain if you want to. : The F Six has a separate side chain for each band. Speaker A: Yes. : Very sick. I kind of think of one of the differences as being the multiband approach where you have the filters that are always going to trade off with the next frequency band. Sort of keeps you in line, keeps you more flat, and you're kind of doing more general sculpting. Whereas the F Six being you got bandwidth, you can overlap things, you can poke a hole in this and not in that. Speaker A: I use it for poking a hole in the mix all the time. : I'd say that it's much more possible to get lost in the F Six and it's possible to, obviously with the C four you can do crazy stuff as well, but just that nature where the bands don't overlap and you're always dealing with sort of an equal amount across the board. Speaker A: Having the crossovers and the visualization of the crossovers between these plugins has helped people a lot, but I actually find more people in user land for us get confused when they're talking to me about, okay, so talk me through the C Four. And this comes down to development and research and design as well. It's like C Four, I find, confuses people on getting the best out of it. Way more in 2023 than the F Six. The F Six, they look at and go, oh, okay, cool. All right. I understand it because we made it feel and look more like an EQ than compression, but it's both. Speaker B: Yeah. I really like the design of that. I'm going to start exploring it more. I've played around some others, and this one looks more powerful and more flexible. And to be able to set up a deesser that's really precision and de harsher and do all that dynamically, that's very compelling. I can set that up in a chain. Speaker A: Yeah. I love this plugin. I really do. : It's the go to plugin in my template, to be honest with you. Speaker A: Thank you. : Oh, really? Speaker A: Thank you. : Hey, I want to throw one at you, and you could maybe dispel a bit of an argument that I've had with a few people. I want to talk about presets for a minute, because the presets that come with wave stuff are usually very good. There's no arguing with that. But I come across two schools of thought. I come across the people who basically go, I love the such and such preset on this plugin. So I put the plugin on the track and I turn it on and now don't really play with it. My argument would be that, yes, it's a great preset and it sounds good, but it's designed around someone else's voice. A different instrument. A different sounding instrument. Whatever the case may be, it's always going to need some tweaking. Would you agree? Speaker A: Firstly, when we're talking about presets, I feel like this year, well, actually, in the last two or three years, we've kind of moved across a big bump of discussion, and we've gone from presets are bad, it's like it's cheating and all this kind of crap to presets are great. Thank God these software companies put so many of them in. Let me just take you through for a second. So everybody knows how these presets come about and how much time goes into them. So one of the first things that happens is the product manager and the team at Waves, or whichever other company I'm going to guess they do roughly the same. Clearly not as good, because we're awesome, but it's like the person who knows the plugin best is usually the product manager. And so a lot of those initial presets will come from the product manager, because the average plugin he's in charge of it through development. And that could be up to five years sometimes of living with that tool and working through development, QA testing, beta testing, going back, fixing things back into it again. So you get to know this tool intimately, and through that, you get to create presets because of your intimate knowledge of that specific plugin. But then what we do is we have an artist relations department run by a mate of mine by the name of Gitai. Barack and Gitai will take these software tools, these plugins, and he'll reach out to all of our artists that are waves endorsed to artists, everybody from like the Chris Lord Algis, Tony Maseratis, Eddie Kramer's, through to Manny Marrican and Andrew Shepp's and all the others, Armin Van Buren, Dead Mouse, anybody that's. But he will reach out to the ones that are relevant for the kind of person that will use this specific plugin, and we then ask them to create their own presets. And that's where you end up with the categories of different artists names in those plugins. So in that case, yes, you are dealing with that person working on presets in their room. So if it says Andrew Shepps, it's done in the ceiling space of his cottage in Worcestershire. It's a lovely sounding space. He's got really nice setup. He's got PMCs. The room sounds amazing. That's where those presets come from. And a lot of people will say, well, it's Andrew Scheff's preset. Must be amazing. Yes. For him. For you, it's a starting point. It's a starting point. Take that great starting point from that dude with a lot of experience, and then save as your name and tweak the hell out of it so that it works perfectly for you. They are a starting point. They are a shortcut. They save you hours upon hours of working out how to get what somebody else has already done for you. Speaker B: Yeah, I tell my clients that, get my custom presets made, this is a starting point. You can use this happily for many years, and some do that clients come back five, six, seven years still using that preset you made or that stack or whatever. I'm like, really? I wasn't a very good engineer back then, but whatever. If you're booking, that's great. But, yeah, I tell people, if you're only going to do one thing, get one preset that's eqed to you, everything's dialed into you, and now you have an awesome stepping off point. To copy or make a duplicate from and go crazy. Now you can always return to home and get back to a starting point that works well. So these presets that you guys have designed. Speaker A: Yeah. Speaker B: They're not custom to tuned EQ or whatever exactly to that, to your voice, but you're knowing that the parameters and the ranges of the parameters and such are in musical or tasteful know. : Yes, perfect. I couldn't put that better myself. I'm going to use that on my next Facebook argument, George. Speaker A: So we create these presets, and by. Speaker B: The way, let me say, Michael, not everybody does good presets. I can tell you a very big company whose daw I use, and their presets are horrendous. So you guys really do put in the effort. Sorry, go ahead. Speaker A: We really do. But what we try and do is we try and make sure that we're giving people a starting point that saves them time. And also take into account presets are there to give you an idea of what the potential power of the plugin is. So a preset might not, if you go through the presets, it might not be what you're after right now, but if you use the preset browser and just flick through them, you're going to find that, oh, my God, it can do that. Fantastic. Save that for later. I save presets that I want to get back to with my initials and that way I can go through them and I can type in MPA and it brings up and it goes, okay, cool, I need to get back and mess with that one or that one or that idea. : It's funny, isn't it? We talk about presets and things, but it's also choices of microphones and preamps as well. I was doing a session this morning and I said, what do you want? You want me to use a large diaphragm mic with 1073 or do you want me to use 41 six with a grace? And they're like, oh, 41 six with a grace. So it's kind of like an analog preset, if that makes any sense. Speaker B: Yeah, as long as you know what you used. Like, if you have to come back to that project again, if you've got more than one chain, you do have to do the extra documentation as a voice actor to make sure that. : Do you know what, though? You don't, George. Because that bloody 41 six, there's no way you're going to miss that one. Speaker B: Well, no, that mic is distinctive, but, yeah, no, the more chains you have to remember and preset and store the little bit more of a responsibility. You're going to have to keep track of that later down the road. You got to pick up that a year later. Having two distinct options is smart. Having 17 variations, maybe too much to keep track of. : Sorry about that. Speaker B: To have this mic and preamp as a combo you use, I have clients that have two mics, two preamps, or three mics, two preamps. What do they want to do? Well, they want to hear every combination of those three mics and those two. I'm like, no, you don't. You don't need to hear and use all three combos of every permutation. Once you have two chains or three chains maybe, that are like, go to. Just go to it. : You just find things that you like that work, that are convenient, like, they technically work together, they sonically work together, they're packaged right. Speaker B: There's gear. FOMO, man. It's FOMO. People are like, there's something new, there's something new. What can I make it better? I'm like, I get it. Speaker A: And this is kind of why, obviously, we've talked about creative access subscriptions from waves before. One of the beautiful things about a subscription is if yoU're on, say, for example, the essential, you've got 110 plugins that you can mess with. And then rather than actually buying them, if you decide, no, I don't need those plugins, then cancel the subscription and go and buy two or three of them instead. It's totally up to you. Speaker B: Like a mega demo. Yeah, pretty much the ultimate demo of every plugin. Yeah. Speaker A: There is a very good argument for having an overwhelming amount of tools and finding that it degrades your work because you can't think about what to use at the time. A perfect example is, and I'll take this back to, this is 2008. 2008, I get a phone call from a mate of mine, Brian Gold, who owns a post production studio house in Detroit. Detroit. : I know him very well. He's a great guy. Speaker A: Yeah. And he rings me and he goes, mate, we need Mercury bundle for all the rooms. I'm like, I'm happy to help. How many rooms you got right now? And he goes, 13. So he had 13 rooms at Gold Sound. At that point in time. He had just put in decommands, icon consoles, plus HD, six protools. : Was this when the Mercury Bundle had the TDM pricing? And then the native get. Speaker A: Don't spoil my story. And Brian says to me, he goes, so I'm going to need mercury bundles for all those, I said, mate, for that I will personally fly in, install them all, give you a huge hug, and then get you drunk. So Brian then drops the bill on this, which is at that time, TDM Mercury was $13,450 each. And he bought 13 of them. And then he rang me and said, give me another one. I'm going to have a floating one. So there's 14 times 13,000. You do the math. So I go into the studios, and by this time, I'd known him and his team for a while. Lovely people. Brian's still a really good friend of mine, and I go in and I install all these mercury bundles and I go, okay, I'm going to come back in three months. I come back in three months. These guys, after I've taken them through all of these plugins before, they were still using the four plugins that they were used to, that they'd been using for the last two or three years. So there is a point where you have to look at this and go, okay, how many tools do I need and which ones am I going to use? And is too many degrading my work or improving my work? : You're going to use the ones that give you the sound you want, the sound that you want, and the sound that you like. Speaker A: Yeah. : Okay, so I get one plugin, and the plugin would be Gomez Avox. Speaker A: That's it. Arvox. It's one of the most epically simple and productive plugins you can buy for a simpleton. : I want to go simple. Speaker A: Well, that was fun. Is it over? Speaker C: The Pro audio suite with thanks to Tribut and Austrian audio Recorded using Source Connect, edited by Andrew Peters and mixed by Voodoo Radio Imaging with tech support from George the Tech Wittam. Don't forget to subscribe to the show and join in the conversation on our Facebook group. To leave a comment, suggest a topic, or just say, good day. Drop us a note at our website, theproaudiosuite.com.
On today's episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we're talking about serving the LGBTQ+ community through craft with my guest Austin Rivers. Austin is a nonprofit founder; diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant; activist; and professional actor. He received his double bachelor's degree in politics and musical theatre from NYU, his master of public administration (MPA) from the University of Central Florida, and is starting his PhD in change leadership for equity and inclusion from the University of Central Arkansas this Fall. Austin has worked on several progressive political campaigns and in the offices of elected officials in NYC. As an actor, he has toured the United States and around the world, performing in over 20 countries. Austin currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the founder and Board Chair of Knit the Rainbow, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes handmade knit and crochet winter garments for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. +++++ To get the full show notes for this episode visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Join today.
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, we have exciting news from Papua New Guinea. They have established two new marine protected areas spanning 16,000 square kilometers, making it one of the largest community-led efforts of its kind. The process took seven years and involved over 9,000 people from 100 indigenous communities. These protected areas are a significant victory for Papua New Guinea, indigenous peoples, and endangered marine species like sharks, rays, and turtles. This achievement sets an example of successful community and government partnership on the path to achieving the global 30 by 30 target. Tune in to learn more about this remarkable conservation effort. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, the host discusses the importance of ratings and reviews in helping new listeners decide whether to tune in. Listeners are encouraged to leave ratings and reviews on platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other favorite podcast apps. The host specifically asks for feedback on why listeners enjoy the podcast and their overall experience. By sharing their thoughts, listeners can help others understand what to expect and potentially have the same positive experience. To further engage with the audience, the host suggests reaching out on Instagram and sharing a screenshot of their rating and review. It is emphasized that the host does not take offense if listeners don't love the podcast, but they want to provide transparency and help potential listeners make informed decisions. Moving on, the episode delves into the concept of contributing to ocean conservation commitments (OCCs) as a way for individuals to directly support marine protected areas (MPAs) and initiatives. OCCs are highlighted as a new funding model that has revolutionized conservation efforts. By financially supporting a specific square kilometer of an MPA for 20 years or more, individuals can have a direct impact on its management and success. The host draws a parallel to platforms like Patreon, where creators update their supporters on project progress. Similarly, supporters of OCCs would want to stay informed about the management of the MPAs they are supporting. The host acknowledges that OCCs provide an opportunity for individuals who may feel frustrated or unable to support larger initiatives to contribute to ocean conservation. However, the host also emphasizes the need for trust, fail-safes, and reporting mechanisms to ensure the effectiveness and transparency of the OCC model. The example of the island of Nui is mentioned as a case study to understand how the OCC model works and how people respond to supporting such initiatives. Listeners are invited to share their thoughts on the OCC business model and encouraged to listen to the episode for more information. Contact information is provided for leaving comments, ratings, and reviews, which can help others understand the value of the podcast and why they should give it a listen. Lastly, the episode celebrates the establishment of two new marine protected areas in Papua New Guinea. These MPAs cover an impressive 16,000 square kilometers, equivalent to 1.5 million hectares. Not only is this one of the largest MPAs in terms of size, but it is also significant because it was established through a community-led process. The process of establishing these MPAs spanned seven years and involved the participation of over 9,000 people from more than 100 indigenous communities. This community-led approach ensures that local communities have rights and a say over their lands and seas. The establishment of these MPAs is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the efforts of everyone involved. Furthermore, the creation of these MPAs in Papua New Guinea contributes to the global goal of protecting and conserving at least 30% of the Earth's land and seas by 2030, known as "30 by 30." While there is still progress to be made to reach this target, the establishment of these MPAs in Papua New Guinea is a step in the right direction. Overall, the episode underscores the importance of marine protected areas and their positive impact on biodiversity and conservation efforts. It also highlights the significance of community involvement and the crucial role that indigenous peoples play in managing and safeguarding their lands and seas.
This week, we're delighted to host Jeff Backus and Dave Cowan of the VetTech Cafe podcast to talk about podcasting, their journeys to vet tech specialization, and the challenges and future of the veterinary profession, Viewfinders, this is one podcast mashup you don't want to miss! Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, share the mic with the two veterinary technician specialists behind the Vet Tech Cafe podcast, Dave Cowan BA, CVT, VTS(ECC) and Jeff Backus, CVT, RVT, VTS(ECC). They share the nontraditional paths they took to become credentialed veterinary technicians and why and how they chose to pursue specialization. Viewfinders, we'd like to thank the Vet Tech Cafe for serving as our Complaint Department for the past couple of years. Remember, if there's something you don't like on our podcast, please inform Dave and Jeff! To learn more about them and their huge Spotify deal worth millions, visit www.vettechcafe.com. Thanks, Dave and Jeff, for making this an amazing episode!
Tisha Schuller and Kelsey Grant welcome Alexia Kelly, managing director of the Carbon Policy and Markets Initiative at the High Tide Foundation, to the Energy Thinks podcast. Listeners will hear Alexia cover how carbon offsets—although controversial—can be an important part of a company's decarbonization strategy. In her role at the High Tide Foundation, Alexia serves on the board of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market. Before her start at the foundation, she was the Director of Net Zero + Nature at Netflix. Prior to serving in leadership positions at ENGIE Impact and Electric Capital Management, Alexia was a senior climate change advisor at the U.S. Department of State. Her early work in the offset space consisted of serving as a senior associate for the World Resources Institute Climate and Energy Program and as the policy program manager for Climate Trust. Alexia has an MPA in climate change mitigation policy and a master's and bachelor's in public policy and management from the University of Oregon. Follow all things Adamantine Energy and subscribe to Tisha's weekly Both of These Things Are True email newsletter at www.energythinks.com. Thanks to Adán Rubio who makes the Energy Thinks podcast possible. [Interview recorded on Oct. 30, 2023]
Show Notes and Transcript Dr Pierre Kory is a doctor who saw the COVID narrative unfold in front of his very eyes as he worked in his hospital. He was one of the very first voices recommending the use of Ivermectin which is the subject of his book that was published earlier this year. But he joins Hearts of Oak today to discuss shedding. Dr Kory has just written a nine part Substack on whether shedding has been the greatest scandal of the jabs. In it he shows how everything we were told was in fact wrong regarding the mRNA shots. Not only do the spike proteins and LNP's not stay in one place in the recipients body, but they can be transferred, from the jabbed to the un-jabbed. We look into the evidence for this and question if this means that the harms and adverse effects can be passed on to those who refused the shot? Pierre Kory, MD, MPA is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist. Co-Developer of effective, evidence/expertise-based COVID Treatment protocols with the medical professionals and science giants of the Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance Connect with Pierre... X https://x.com/PierreKory?s=20 SUBSTACK https://substack.com/@pierrekory WEB https://drpierrekory.com/ War on Ivermectin: The Medicine that Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the Pandemic (Hardback, e-book, audio-book)https://amzn.eu/d/9vEv1QV Interview recorded 10.11.23 *Special thanks to Bosch Fawstin for recording our intro/outro on this podcast. Check out his art https://theboschfawstinstore.blogspot.com/ and follow him on GETTR https://gettr.com/user/BoschFawstin and Twitter https://twitter.com/TheBoschFawstin?s=20 To sign up for our weekly email, find our social media, podcasts, video, livestreaming platforms and more... https://heartsofoak.org/connect/ Support Hearts of Oak by purchasing one of our fancy T-Shirts.... https://heartsofoak.org/shop/ Transcript (Hearts of Oak) Dr. Pierre Kory, it is wonderful to have you with us today. Thanks so much for your time. (Pierre Kory MD) Great. Thanks, Peter. Good to join you. Great to have you. And of course, people can follow you @PierreKory is your Twitter handle and of course, your Substack Pierre Kory Medical Musings dot com. That is in the description for those watching and also any of the podcast listening on the go that is all available. And before we kick in, just for the viewers, Pierre is ICU in Lung, specialist, highly published expert in treating COVID -19, all its phases. And I remember you highlighting the benefits of ivermectin really early on. You're also the president and chief medical officer of the non-profit organization, Frontline COVID -19 Medical Care Analysis. And your latest book, War on Ivermectin, The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the Pandemic was published just earlier this year. And that is available again, all the links are in the description. Pierre, I want to get into your sub -stack, Shedding. Is Shedding the Greatest Scandal of the Job? But I think I've come across you quite a bit. I possibly was back whenever you did that interview with Joe Rogan and with Bret Weinstein. And that was probably, what, first half of 2021, wasn't it? It was actually June of 2021. They were pretty close together, yeah. And how, the thing, because I've talked to Robert Malone about how things changed for him slightly after doing Joe Rogan. I guess it was a similar experience for yourself. Yeah, I don't know, maybe in good and bad ways. I mean, it was, my career hadn't ended yet, but I don't know if that was one of the triggers for it. was going to happen anyway. But I should say my former career didn't end yet. But, you know, from my standpoint, I think it brought the knowledge of the efficacy of ivermectin to, you know, a significant portion of, I guess you could say, the world. Absolutely. And before we jump in, obviously people can watch you, you'll be speaking at the International COVID Summit over in Bucharest and we will certainly be putting out the links for that and people can watch the live stream. So the viewers want to find a little bit more, just days later you'll be there in Romania. But if I did, on Substack, the issue on shedding, something that's come up a lot. And you've, I think you've done nine different parts of it, different articles on shedding. Maybe I could start just by asking you why you believe this is such an important topic, because you put a lot of time, a lot of research, it's all there with the references. There is a lot of information. I'm wondering why you felt it was so important to focus on this topic at this time. That's a good question. I mean, I would say is two -fold. Number one is, you know, I have a private practice which specializes in the treatment of long COVID and long VAX, which is essentially a severe chronic fatigue syndrome, been around for decades, but, and it's typically caused by infections. But with SARS -CoV -2 or COVID -19, it's occurring at a very high rate. And in our practice of over a thousand patients, I mean, we have maybe a couple of dozen patients where they know that their chronic symptoms will flare or worse, or they'll kind of relapse and go backwards. And they report repeatedly around exposures to vaccinated people. And so we saw the phenomenon occurring clinically. And you know, it's always been talked about because people kind of was like, is shedding possible? I don't think people ever really looked into it. But when I travel and I speak and I go to conferences or lectures, I will tell you the first question at every Q and A is, is shedding real? Is it happening? And, you know, there was, there's bits and pieces of evidence that we had to suggest that it could happen. I think my clinical anecdotes are somewhat unconvincing because people don't have the science for why it would happen. And so, you know, I finally decided to say, you know, what is known? What can we find out? And I was absolutely shocked, just shocked at what I discovered. You know, I work largely off of a paper written by Helene Banoun from a very prominent institute in France, but she did this work independently. And she covered, you know, the history of regulatory standards for gene therapy products. So kind of the first points I make in that series is that number one, the COVID mRNA vaccines meet the definition, the FDA's definition of a gene therapy product, right? Which is anytime you inject genetic material into someone which is then transcribed into a protein, that's gene therapy. And gene therapies are proliferating. It's not just the vaccines. And if you look back into the history of gene therapies, You know, the regulatory standards are that shedding can happen with these things. They define shedding as the excretion of any bacterial or viral product of the vaccine and or protein of the vaccine. So whatever the protein is, is doing, can that product be, be excreted, right, or shed. And the FDA has clear statements in regulatory documents from 2015 that all gene therapy products must undergo not only animal but human shedding studies. So the fact that our regulators knew that this was required had essentially mandated it. And then to find out somewhat unsurprisingly at this point that those studies were not done because there's many types of studies that weren't done, right, we were doing science at warp speed. And so I'm finding that, you know, the first thing I found is really concerning emphasis that these things should be studied. And then actually a colleague of mine, Sasha Latypova, I was talking to her about shedding a few weeks ago. And she said, you know, I came across a gene therapy product where in its insert, it clearly warns that the gene therapy can be excreted. It was for an eye disease. It can be excreted in tears and secretions and dressings and that you should take special care. They said for seven days and that's an issue we can talk about later is how long can the shedding go on? But clearly it's a risk. It's a known risk of gene therapy products. And here we go. We launch a global genetic therapy vaccine campaign without doing shedding studies. And that's kind of like the first thing that I found. And I was like, whoa, this isn't just hearsay or social media inventions. I mean, this is really coming out of the regulators framework. But of course, the passing on of something wouldn't be an issue if it was absolutely safe. So they're separate to find out whether shedding happens or not, but it wouldn't be an issue. But yet right at the beginning of, I think, the first article, you highlight that the manufacturers, the regulatory authorities would have seen the the excess deaths and the vaccine injuries from VAERS. That data was there early on. They've ignored this. I mean, I mean, let's put this all into context. Right. So the lack of sufficient safety studies is should be unsurprising when you see how this campaign was conducted. Right. So they were rushed to production and, you know, disseminated and championed across the world. But you know, the only way and along with that, we saw those of us COVID scientists, we saw unending censorship and propaganda. So the censorship started very early, right? You start talking badly about the vaccines, you got de-platformed off of Twitter off of any social media. So there's like no tolerance for anyone questioning or bringing up concerns. The vaccine injured were not only getting pulled down off social media, but then they were getting attacked by others, right? Because of this, this propaganda campaign that they're safe, effective, do it for grandma, save all of us. And then they kind of presented the unvaccinated as these villains, right, that there was a scourge causing all of this. I mean, it was absurd what they were doing. But the censorship and propaganda has been absolutely shocking to me. And it's on every facet of this vaccine. And, you know, let's put shedding in the context of all that we've learned about the vaccine. It's just the latest. I mean, if the story can't get worse, or actually, I should say, I can't imagine how could get worse, because to me, the shedding should also be thought about in terms of what we recently discovered, which is that all the Moderna and Pfizer vials were contaminated with DNA fragments and DNA plasmids, you know, with very scary promoter sequence in there that we know promote cancer and integration into the genome. So if those can be excreted, and transmitted and absorbed by someone, you know, I have worries, right? I'm not vaccinated, but you know, I live in a world I travel, I circulate, I meet around 1000s of unvaccinated people a month. What is the risk to me? Now, I'm not someone who gets symptomatic from being exposed to vaccinated people. I think that's a small proportion. And I don't know how big or small that proportion is. I think it's a minority. But it really is quite troubling. All that we're finding out about the vaccines, you know, the life insurance industry exploding with, you know, huge spikes in the healthiest members of society. You know, the death claims being paid out going into the billions. And, you know, the life insurance industry is weird. And put that in the context, right, whereas literally, our public health authorities are saying nothing to see here safe and effective. And those of us are screaming, look at the life insurance industry data. And, and that that's only some parts of the data, the disability roles, right? Government data showing an explosion of people landing on disability who were employed, right? They were employed. These weren't people who were unemployed and disabled and finally got disability. They went from full employment to disability. And we saw that all temporarily related to the proliferation of mandates. So, so that seems really bad, but to go back to shedding, Peter, you know, so the two things, right, is that there are regulatory standards. The shedding should be done because they are a possibility. They're in inserts of similar products. But how do these things shed and the, you know, although I've said, you know, these should be understood as a gene therapy product, I think it's much more important to categorize them for what they are, which is they're a nanoparticle technology. So nanoparticles are these tiny little sacks with a fatty membrane, the lipid nanoparticle, and they enclose the mRNA. And when you inject those lipid nanoparticles, they're supposed to be able to enter the cell and then deliver the genetic instructions to the cell to make the protein. The problem is they don't stay locally in the arm, right? So in order to shed from someone, you'd have to get it to distribute to either other organs, tissues, or fluids in the body. And all of the nanoparticle technology or the review papers, and, you know, it's probably 10 or 15 years now that nanoparticles have been studied as a therapeutic delivery mechanism, all of the papers say over and over more studies need to be done to ensure safety or to evaluate the potential toxicity because the nanoparticles disseminate widely throughout the body. We already know that with these COVID mRNA vaccines. We have FOIA documents that we've discovered where regulators flat out said that they knew that the lipid nanoparticles were distributing, but once it enters the body, it starts to produce spike. Now spike protein can also be taken up by the natural counterpart of the synthetic lipid nanoparticles, which we use two different terms. So the LNP or the lipid nanoparticles is a synthetic thing. That's how they enclose the mRNA. But in our bodies, we also have nanoparticles, which are called exosomes, which are essentially the kind of function as hormones. They direct cellular activities and function. and so they circulate widely in our body and exosomes can enclose the spike. So what's injected into us distributes widely, the product spike protein also distributes widely and can be enclosed in exosomes. And then when you talk about these exosomes or LMPs, essentially these nanoparticles, the most salient thing to know about them is that they literally can pass through almost any physiologic barrier. So they can cross into breast milk, they can cross the placenta, they can be inhaled into the lungs and exhaled in the breath. They can enter through skin, through skin follicles, excreted into sweat. So they're literally almost... I wouldn't say that they can. Yeah, I guess I would say they literally can distribute and disseminate widely. And so so the picture gets worse. It just gets worse and worse. The science is absolutely shocking that we're using nanoparticle technology, where when you look at, you know, kind of landmark papers in the field, they're all crying out for more studies. And actually, one of the most shocking things I discovered in one review paper, they literally state that currently there's 1 ,814 consumer products using nanoparticle technology. So this is an example of the human race proliferating a technology where they don't even know the short term or the long term risks. In fact, in these vaccines, they're purposely not looking for those short term and you can bet they're not looking for long term risks. There's a lot to unpack there, the passing over from blood, placenta, I think it was I first came across that name, Naomi Wolf, I think it was Dr. Thorpe had done it and others have have highlighted this. The information is out there and yet it's just business as usual. I thought whenever it came out that it was passing over breast milk, passing over through placenta, passing over to the unborn child, then suddenly there'll be a wake -up. And that really has shocked me that that hasn't woken up people. No, I think the waking up, although we're all trying to do it, we're censored either overtly in terms of major media, mass media ignoring us, with exceptions. I would say conservative or right -of -centre media, at least in the US, seems much more open to discussing all of these issues, but it's what we call the mainstream or corporate controlled media, which definitely has a liberal tend, but they tend to support the government, the agencies, and these prevailing narratives. So it's very hard for us to get our word out to the masses. So one of the things that myself and a colleague would talk about is that, you know, the group of scientific experts that have really studied COVID openly, objectively, debated, brought forth the data, you know, we're still a small circle of the population. And so that all of this knowledge resides in what we call private knowledge. And our entire efforts are trying to bring this private knowledge to common knowledge. It's impossible. Because you have this iron dome of the media sphere, which doesn't allow anything adverse to be disseminated. And in return, you know, shoots at us nothing but disinformation, right? which is information, it's basically propaganda, which is, you know, a story or a message to get you to think or act in a certain way. And you're seeing these constant messages of safety and efficacy, and the need to get more and more of them. And we're sitting there screaming, looking at the toxicity and lethality data. And it, it's very difficult, but I do think that there might be a shift going on. I do think the answer is in independent and alternative media that are not influenced by, you know, the pharmaceutical industry and their advertisers. And that's really where I think the truth can be found. But you're not going to find it in major newspapers. You're not going to find it in high impact medical journals. They will not publish this stuff. So it's a really strange world we live in. I mean, it's quite dystopian, to be honest, especially when you're aware of everything that we're aware of and that we've deeply studied, and no one will listen, I won't say no one, we do reach a certain portion of the population, I don't know what number that is, but we want that number to grow. We're really just trying to do the right thing here. We want the average citizen to be fed accurate information upon which to make decisions, and instead they're being fed with truly manipulated and propagandized information that's trying to direct their actions. A lot of the terms you've mentioned have become more and more discussed, shedding or gene therapy or ivermectin. There are lots of terms that we've come across and I think for me as just a non -medical person, member of the public, it is shocking to hear that these have been talked about. There have been papers on these. It's not as if this has just appeared, these concepts have just come up with a group of people who are speaking misinformation, which is the term used. These are part and parcel, these terms are part and parcel of medical understanding. Yeah, and you're right, so you brought up misinformation because that was actually the point I wanted to make, is that not only is the censorship overt in which, you know, they don't interview us, they don't give us a platform, they don't give us an opportunity to even debate on a show or bring forth our evidence. So that's like literal censorship. But the other form of censorship is the labelling and attacking of our credibility, right? So they dismiss us as misinformation, as disinformation, as un-credible. You see all these whenever I'm mentioned in the media, you see all of these descriptors like controversial fringe, I've heard quack, right wing, which I didn't used to be. I am now but I don't want to get into politics. But um, you know, and it's always attacking our credibility. And that is a form of censorship, because as soon as they make you appear un-credible to the public, guess what, the public doesn't want to listen to, who wants to listen to some controversial doctor who is a misinformation is whose papers have been retracted, you know, all of the things that they've done to us, formerly highly credible academics, like, if you look at my non-profit, right, the FLCCC, you know, I should say the flcc .net. That's our website, if you look at us, in In our specialty, we're five of the most highly published, highly respected experts in our specialty. Paul Marek, who helped found the organization, is the most published practicing intensivist in the history of our specialty. So you look at the five of us who've published, cumulatively, I think something around 1 ,500 peer -reviewed articles throughout our careers. We have a cumulative 120 years in academic medicine, and suddenly we're fringe, quack, right -wing anti -vaxxers? I mean, it truly was shocking. And all of our careers, academic careers, have ended. We're not employable in the system anymore. I'm just trying to describe just how bad the state of science is. And science is still science. Science is good, but it's the influences and the corruption of science. The power of the pharmaceutical industry is absolutely immense. And of course, you're on the front line. I've talked to many who are academics, who are researchers who look at this, but you were there. I don't know whether you still, I've read about you being punished for speaking up, but you would have obviously seen things happening as this progressed through your own eyes, through your own practice. And it wasn't just what you were hearing, it was what you were witnessing. Oh, yeah. I mean, we've we knew things. And that's that's been maybe it's been so chronic now that I'm sort of used to it. But I can go back to those first few months and the things that we knew when I say we, meaning the group of us five, right? Because when we first started the organization and started our work building protocols, we really focus on the ICU phase of the disease or the hospital phase of the disease. We weren't focused on early treatment. We were buried in ICUs, drowning in COVID patients, reading papers incessantly, talking to doctors who had survived the New York wave, that first surge in New York, which I was part of. I landed there April. I did five weeks in my old ICU in Manhattan. We talked to doctors in China and Italy. We learned things so quickly about steroids, hydroxychloroquine, any number, you know, use of anticoagulation. So our protocol from early on was not only mature, but there's not one element that we put on back in March of 2020 that we've taken off. All of them have stood the test of time, but we knew that clinically just based on our experience, expertise, knowledge of pathophysiology, and treating patients. And I want to bring that up because, you know, I listened to an interview with Bobby Kennedy maybe like a month or two ago. And one of the things he said, because I think someone asked the question, you know, what would you have done differently? And one of the things he said is he says, I would have immediately brought together a forum for clinicians, community physicians to share insights, develop, and that's real medicine, right? Especially in emergency, you want to know what people are doing. Is it working? Is it not? and we can share your experience. You know, we'll say, you know, we tried this, doesn't seem to have an effect. This seems to be really important. You can figure things out without these ridiculous randomized controlled trials, especially in a severe acute illness. I mean, it's pretty easy to tell when something's having a positive impact. So, you know, when I look back to those times, and that's just continued, the knowledge that we have gained, we're always in front of the system. And another reason why we're always in front of the system, not because we just have direct experience and observations, but we're doing research that they're not doing. They're wilfully not doing. I mean, like for instance, the shedding studies. I do wanna make one thing before I forget, Peter, that... And I kind of get uncomfortable talking about it because I don't want to betray my colleagues, but I know a group, a team of researchers who actually did do a shedding study. It's very close to publication. They didn't want to share it with us. But from what I understand is they took 100 unvaccinated women and exposed them to other vaccinated women. And then they look for the outcome of reports of abnormal menses. Right. And so apparently they were blinded. They didn't know, you know, exactly who they were up against. And I'm not even sure. Again, I haven't read the actual methods of the paper, but I do know that they're reporting highly positive findings. Meaning positive, meaning they are seeing and measuring a correlation between exposures to the vaccinated and then the development of abnormal menses in the unvaccinated. And that study, I would argue, should be done. And I think it's important you do it in a controlled fashion, but it does not advance our knowledge. We already know, and that was known within weeks of the rollout. You know what's happened on social media. Women all over the country reporting sudden, really disturbing changes in their menstrual cycles, many of whom did not get vaccinated. It was just as their colleagues and other people in their orbits were getting vaccinated. These women said, you know, I've been regular with uncomplicated menses for decades, and suddenly I'm having, you know, cramping, strange blood clots, heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding, long periods, you know, so many different disturbances were happening. And I'm going to tell you that has to be the nanoparticles that are getting absorbed. Either they're containing spike or the mRNA, which, and those things are inflammatory. They're disturbing something in the female body. So, but at least here we have a controlled study or will have a controlled study showing definitively cause and effect. Because it is a requirement for the FDA to have those studies on shedding from gene therapy. I think in one of your Substack you mentioned Pfizer did a study on some rats, but it never was published. They literally haven't followed what they're supposed to follow. No, and there's, you know, maybe this is another good thing we can talk about because, you know, for a long time in COVID, I couldn't understand why the government and its health agencies were behaving in the way I mean, pretty quickly figured out that obviously, they're under regulatory capture, the pharmaceutical companies are directing their behaviours. I mean, if you look at the policies that are being issued, every single one benefited a pharmaceutical industry interest. But what I couldn't understand was what was happening in society, which was the disappearance of biomedical ethics, respect for bodily autonomy, on putting a supreme emphasis on fully informed consent, right, you know, the famous pictures of the, the insert for one of the vaccines that it's blank, right. And so like, we're literally, you know, injecting people with things that we don't even know what the risks are. And, and then the disappearance of natural immunity. And I saw all of these strange things that I thought were bedrock principles, which guided our behaviour, especially as a medical system, they just disappeared. And it finally clicked to me why that happened. And what I discovered was based on the work of Todd Calendar, Sasha Latypova, Catherine Watts, right, they did this kind of legal investigatory work, where they look back over like a century of public health laws, other legislative laws around research. And they discovered that what these vaccines are labelled under or categorized under legally, is that they are a countermeasure. And I'm going to put the word military countermeasure in front of it. Because if you look at Operation Warp Speed, the COO in charge of Operation Warp Speed was a general from the military. We know that, number two, the pharmaceutical companies were all under contract with the Department of Defense, they didn't just bring their own, you know, come up with their own mRNA product, say, hey, we figured out a vaccine, and we're going to produce it and sell it. No, that the military contracted them to do it. And then, you know, when was the last time you've heard of two different pharmaceutical companies coming out with the same product at the same time, right Pfizer, Moderna, same exact time, they suddenly produce these barely tested products. And so you have to understand it as a military exercise. That's the only way I can understand all the behaviours and that's why we like... That's why the ethics of everything that happened change is because it was, I believe, it was a wartime mentality that we there was a perceived or actual attack by a bioweapon. And this was a countermeasure. And this is how you counteract a bioweapon is that you disseminate and launch this countermeasure in order, purportedly in order to save the population. Now, that's a whole other discussion with which is what they knew, did they make mistakes? Like, was this humanitarian catastrophe that they unleashed with the dissemination of a toxic medical product, was that an accident or was it wilful? And that those are discussions that it's very hard to get to but the results are the same. There's a humanitarian catastrophe. No it's huge and we're actually seeing a lot of stuff on AstraZeneca here in the UK which is a whole other issue but doesn't fit into this and I don't want to get side tracked. One of the other headings, one of your other articles was can you absorb lipid nanoparticles from being exposed? And I get, it's a question you said you got asked about the spike proteins, about the LNPs, about the mRNA passed over, does it stay in the body? Does everything get passed over? Does it still have the same potency, the same danger when it gets passed over? How have you answered some of those questions? Yeah, but I think your question is a bit more specific because, So we definitely know that the lipid nanoparticles can be absorbed in any number of routes, right? And the reason why we know this is because there are numbers of studies of biomedical or biopharmaceutical companies developing these nanoparticles and delivering them through those routes. So there's one company developing a product that they're trying to deliver a gene gene therapy to a foetus and then so they're actually delivering it so it crosses the placenta. So we know it crosses the placenta because they've successfully done it. We know that there's a number of these products that can be administered to the skin, nebulized through the lungs, and so all of the routes can be done. Now here's the difference. When you're doing it as a therapy, right, there's probably an increased dose concentration, you know, instilled into the nebulizer, delivered as vapor, or administered as a cream. So those are probably high doses. So can just ambient exposure to the shedding of a vaccinated human, is there enough dose there to exert biological effects on the recipient? And we know that from all of those products, all of those delivery routes did lead to measured biologic changes in the body. That's how those therapies are working. And this whole area of nanoparticle therapeutics is expanding and exploding. And so we know that they can do it therapeutically and now can it happen accidentally and the evidence that I'll put for that is the many dozens of clinical anecdotes which again are these are just like very specific ones and if you look at the clinical anecdotes they're really interesting because the first part that I presented were ones that Scott, my partner in our practice, we observe, you know, just in taking histories and following our patients and caring for our patients. And we have a small cohort of patients who really had to make changes in how they're living their lives. They avoid big crowds. They avoid having people in their home who are vaccinated. And because each time they get ill, and some of them, the descriptions are just outlandish. I mean, And there's one woman who wrote to me from Australia who was probably the worst case. She is so physiologically sensitive that she put a whole list of insights, like of things that who sheds more, who shed less. There's also secondary shedding. Now, if you don't know what that means, secondary shedding is someone who gets exposed to a vaccinated, develop symptoms, and then is around like their partner, wife, or a family member, and then they get symptoms. And so there's a number of reports of even, so it's literally can go from a vaccinated to one and then to the other and both getting ill. And so the possibilities are limitless, but we started with our own clinical observations, very detailed from case notes and histories. And then I also had a couple of early treatment experiences with, I'm gonna call them shedding victims. Back in like March of 2021, two different women came to me after encounters with a practitioner. I think one had seen a massage therapist, the other one had seen an acupuncturist, and they had highly abnormal changes in their menstrual cycles. And they were really concerned, and they were convinced it was shedding. And in those two cases, they both actually normalized with treatment of ivermectin. There's very good reasons why ivermectin would do that. Basically, because it binds to spike protein. It's one of the most tightly binding medicines to spike protein. So, I think it mitigated those effects. It's also very anti -inflammatory. And so, you know, we know, and you can see it in a lot of the anecdotes that were submitted as many people report relief with taking ivermectin either singly or in frequent dosing. But the other thing about those clinical anecdotes that are submitted, many are submitted by physicians, microbiologists, different scientists. And so when you see their descriptions, I mean, it's very serious objective, they put in all of like the relevant variables that you'd want. And when you take a history to kind of rule in or rule other causes for the phenomenon and so when you read the Sontoli anecdotes it's overwhelmingly, if not compelling, it's convincing. I mean this is a real phenomenon that's happening. But again... What proportion of the population is capable of becoming symptomatic from being exposed to a vaccinated person. I think it's a small proportion that are physiologically sensitive, you know, like as a physician, you know, there's kind of three types of patients that you see, which is there are some which are like, you can call them almost like an ox or a bear, like nothing hurts them. Like, you can give them any pharmaceutical at any dose and they don't ever get side effects, they don't complain, and they just seem very resistant to, you know, outside exposures, pharmaceuticals, environmental. And then there's the great middle, which is, you know, variable sensitivities to environmental exposures. And then, you know, there's a distinct set of patients that I've had challenges treating with a cure because you have to use such low doses, you have to change doses slowly, you have to choose medicines carefully because they're so sensitive. And I think the vast majority of shedding victims, as it were, are the physiologically sensitive, but there are exceptions to that. There are definitely exceptions. I definitely have clinical anecdotes of people who got sick after close exposures who don't have that history of sensitivity. So I don't know what the true numbers are. And of course, it's difficult to get the data, I assume, because people have been told safe and effective, therefore it can't be the jab I had. But then similar, if they even share that with the doctor, then the doctor has to listen and be respectful of that concern and not just shut it down. So even if those concerns are there, even if they're being raised, it's a big step to actually that data coming together and getting out and being open to the world to see? Yeah, I would say, you know, I don't know if you've seen some of these, you know, Rasmussen, the polling group, right? They're very highly respected as some of the top pollsters in the business. And, you know, their polls and surveys of the American population have been pretty astounding, right? They've asked certain questions, like most recently, you know, they asked a 1100 sample, do you know anyone who you think died as a result of the vaccine? And it was shocking. 25 % of the country said they did. And that number was evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. So the Republicans was 25%, Democrats were 24%. So it wasn't like a political bias against the vaccines. It's literally on an average sample, it was that many people thought someone died. Now I would love to see a survey because that's the only way we would know how many people truly are effected. I mean, you'd have to ask the question, like, do you believe you've ever gotten ill as a result of being exposed to either a vaccinated or recently vaccinated person? And I would love to know what that number is. I'm not affected. I mean, I'm around hundreds of unvaccinated all the time, I get nothing. I mean, actually, by the way, I'm one of those first categories, I'm pretty resistant to pharmaceuticals, even intoxicants, like, it's very hard to get me drunk and all that stuff. So I'm not kind of surprised that, you know, a spike protein, you know, it doesn't bother me. But, but you know, that DNA plasmid thing is what worries me, because that can be asymptomatic and subclinical. And if those lipid nanoparticles containing DNA plasmids with those promoters are capable, I'm capable of absorbing them, and they theoretically have the capacity to maybe integrate into my genome. Now, I'm getting some really uncomfortable areas, Peter, right? Because this affects everyone on earth. And we don't know the long term effects. And that's why I don't even know what to say about these vaccines anymore. It's dystopian. It is and I guess the industry does not want the information to get out that because people were told you get a jab in the arm and it stays there and suddenly if this is getting passed on it's moved from the arm and that changes a lot of the conversations and all the information that we're given to the public. 100 % and I don't know when or how that's going to change but I guess my hope and belief is that the data on the toxicity and lethality is so immense that I don't know that they keep this under wraps forever, you know, and you are seeing cracks in this wall of censorship, you know, and this suppression of all this adverse information, I think you're seeing cracks, I think you can see more cracks with all the legal efforts that are happening, some of the discoveries around those legal cases. But again, even when you find something, it doesn't make headlines, it doesn't make the news, no one's, you know, no one's disseminating these new troubling discoveries that we're making. You know, it's funny, like, if you look, you know, I'll tell you about my experience that since I posted those sub stacks, I wasn't surprised, because I kind of knew that shedding was a real void of information. And like I said, a common question, so I knew there was general interest in it. But after I posted, I mean, who's reached out to me to learn more? It's folks like you, it's independent podcasters without financial conflicts of interest towards the information that they want to present. And so I'm in the usual media sphere that they've assigned us to, right, which is kind of walled off from the rest of society. But it's okay. I mean, I think there's a large audience that are in, you know, this sphere of, you know, listening to independent podcasters, deeply studied people, who like nuanced discussions, where you can ask questions, you can challenge me, you can say, well, how do you, why do you say that? What's your evidence for that? And like, so we can have these just, I think, really good scientific discussions. But yeah, but you know, Washington Post didn't come call me, New York Times didn't come calling, you know, you know, the big television stations didn't. And so it's not surprising. I guess talking about shedding is, that really does rubber stamp your misinformation to that group of society. You could have gone down a different avenue, but you went for, you've written on Ivermectin, you go for shedding. You go for those important issues. I'm wondering as you were looking through, putting this together, were there surprises? Did you see things you didn't expect? or were there any specific things that stuck out with you? Yeah, I would say the FOIA discovered reports of, events that happened to breastfeeding infants that you like, I already knew that there were studies finding mRNA and spike protein in breast milk. I knew in a general sense that there had been breastfeeding reports, but when you actually find the document describing what happened to some of these infants, things like strokes, paralysis, respiratory arrest, seizures, you know, after a breastfeeding of a recently vaccinated mom, I mean, it was truly shocking. And then we have published papers showing that mRNA is present in breast milk for up to 48 hours. Where's the recommendation to breastfeeding women to not breastfeed for 48 hours after the vaccine? You know, not that that's an easy thing to do, but I mean, there's published evidence that they are ignoring. But yeah, I think it was the descriptions of the breastfeeding events. You know, the pregnancy data I'm already quite familiar with. The problem with the pregnancy data that I presented is that although we know that these vaccines are extremely dangerous for pregnant women and their foetuses because of the overwhelming, reports, and we have sudden increases now in maternal mortality, infant mortality, dropping birth rates, massive explosions, reports of miscarriages, stillbirths, you know, to VAERS. So we know it's a catastrophe, but I can't prove that it's directly a result from the passage of an LNP to the baby, because there's a lot of other things that the vaccine causes in the mother that could explain some of those phenomenon. But it truly is alarming, because it's in what we call the differential diagnosis of all those events happening to pregnant women. Is it because, or the loss of the baby, is it because those LNPs are getting to the baby and making them sick in some way? Or the spike protein is. My guess is that it's spike protein from the mom that's being shed or, you know, the word shed, you could also use the word transmitted or passed. I do think it's a spike protein being passed to the child that's causing a lot of the things that's being measured. Just can I finish off by asking you about the response? I think the latest part on your part nine, I think, is the response that you've had, cases coming forward. Can we just maybe touch on that? And then if there are people watching, listening to this, and they realize, actually, I've experienced this, is there a way for them to pass on that information to you? Yeah, I would say you can make a comment on my sub stack. And I actually, I'm wondering, Peter, how much value it is for me to keep collecting the comments and then making new posts. because like each one of my posts in the series, if you look at the comment section, and that's what I did. So for my last two posts, I just pulled the most compelling and convincing descriptions that different subscribers or readers of mine posted. And, you know, to your question, what I found interesting about the post is that a few sentiments were expressed by the readers and subscribers. One, the one most satisfying was one of extreme gratitude for the work that I did, and the way I explained and presented all the science and evidence, people were just saying over and over, you know, how much they appreciate that work, so that they because they've always wondered about this, right. And I think I presented it in a rather, you know, somewhat succinct, although people could argue about that with nine posts on it. But in a clear, logical, marshalling and presentation of the evidence, I think people really felt grateful that they where, they felt themselves educated. That's one. The second sentiment I saw is the kind of what you kind of mentioned is that people after reading that, they started thinking of different symptoms and events and illnesses that happened to them. They said, you know what, now I realized I was shed upon. Now, there could be some recall bias, and those aren't the most compelling because the other parts of the comments, the ones that I know is that the people that read it, and they were like, yeah, not news. I knew this was real, because and then they would relate events that they have, they'd already made the diagnosis of shedding already. So these people already knew that it was real. And I think they just appreciated that I marshalled the science that supported what they were claiming was their reality, right? So it's now it's not an invention that you're making up, hey, I think I was shed upon and there's no science to support shedding. And so it was really just, you know, repeated, sort of thanks, appreciation and gratitude for me bringing up the topic. Researching the topic and supporting, you know, what they've found. And, and then the other is the anecdotes, which describe people who've had to under undertake rather dramatic changes to how they're living their lives. Right. Avoiding grocery, you know, some of the more sensitive ones, avoid grocery stores and crowds and try not to bring unvaccinated into their homes. And, you know, that's, shocking, right. And it's really impacting the lives of some of the population in that now they can't circulate in a general population. I mean, that that's coming at like out of a movie, right? Like, I don't want to bring up like the zombie movies or anything, but literally if you, you're, literally suddenly now you feel yourself at risk of getting sick by being around others in our society. I mean, I don't even know how to describe that. You're completely right. Let me just remind the viewers again, it is PierreKoryMedicalMusings.com, the Substack, the links are in the description. And again, his latest book, War on Ivermectin, The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the Pandemic. And of course, everything is on his Twitter link there. Dr. Pierre Kory, I appreciate you coming on. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through that substack and following you over the last two, two and a bit years, I think. So thanks so much for giving us your time today. Pleasure to meet you and look forward to Romania next week. Absolutely. Thank you. See you then. Awesome.
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Gomez explains how these streamlined plugins can simplify tasks, such as noise reduction and reverb clean-up, in audio recordings. However, the debate ensues on the importance of pre-recording room preparations and the potential overuse of reduction plugins. The discussion also touches on the advancements in AI technology for handling audio issues, the concept of "best edit," and the niche specificities of various plugins like Clarity DXD Reverb and Dereverb Pro. Use code Trip200 to get $200 off your Tribooth. #AudioEngineeringSimplified #ProPluginInsights #KeepingItSimple Timestamps (00:00:00) Introduction with George Wittam and Robert Marshall (00:00:38) Discussing Noise Reduction Plugins with MPA Gomez (00:08:38) Mastering Extreme Editing (00:15:50) The Art of Invisible Editing (00:16:48) Exploring Plugin Niches Transcript Speaker A: Y'all ready? Be history.,Speaker B: Get started.,Speaker C: Welcome.,Speaker B: Hi. Hi. Hello, everyone to the pro audio suite.,: These guys are professional.,Speaker C: They're motivated with tech. To the VO stars, George Wittam, founder of Source Elements Robert Marshall, international audio engineer Darren Robbo Robertson and global voice Andrew Peters. Thanks to Triboo, Austrian audio making passion heard source elements George the tech Wittam and Robbo and AP's international demo. To find out more about us, check ThePro Audiosuite.com line up.,Speaker B: Learner. Here we go.,: And don't forget the code. Trip 200 to get $200 off your Tribooth. Now, we have a special guest today, MPA, known to us as Gomez from waves, is here to talk about some simple, let's put it this way, plugins for people like myself. A simpleton when it comes to audio engine. Simple people. Exactly.,: Right brain, folks. Right brain. Not simple, just right brain.,: Yes, exactly.,Speaker A: And I guess that's where the premise for this episode came from, really, was about keeping it simple. Because I was reading a Facebook post from a guy who was proclaiming the fact that he'd sort of been doing a session in a hotel room and hadn't bothered to build the pillow fort or do anything to negate the sound of the room, and then recorded his session and then used some sort of noise reduction plugin, like clarity, like whatever, like RX, to clean it up. And my first thought was, well, you're making the plugin work harder than it needs to, and that means that you're going to end up with artifacts in the audio that you want to keep because you've got this thing working so hard. Whereas I would prefer to hear, as an engineer, I would prefer to hear that you've done what you can to negate the room and then used a noise reduction plugin. If you feel it is absolutely necessary to just clean up what little artifacts are left, because there's less chance of that doing any sort of damage to the audio that I want to use. But then also, for voiceover artists and people who aren't techie, the words ratio attack time release time threshold mean nothing. So how do you use these plugins? And I guess the reason for getting you on, Michael, was to sort of, you know, what can they do?,: The thing with Pillowforts, from a pro point of view, and an advisory point of view, is people can actually go way over the top with those to the point that it degrades the sound more is not better. And I say the same thing to somebody. It's like when I'm advising them. And they say, well, we've been recording the voiceovers in the clothes closet. And I'm like, okay. And the result, they're like, well, it sounds really muffled and horrible and dead. There's no higher or mid or high frequencies. And I'm like, okay, so the first thing I want you to tell me is, is that cupboard filled with coats? If it's filled with things like coats and nothing else, then you're basically killing your sound. If it's filled with things, that is a variety of different kinds of cloth and material, you've got a much better chance of it just stopping audio dead rather than absorbing it. You don't want everything absorbed. You want it not bouncing around the room. The other one that I always love is when somebody goes, yeah, well, I put pillows and stuff around me. And I said, well, where in the room are you? This is next to the window. I said, you mean that floor to ceiling window in most hotels? Yeah, that's the one. It's a beautiful view. I wanted to see the view. It's like, well, the view is killing.,: You right now, bouncing off the window.,: Yeah. So there are varying levels of problem that need to be looked at. And that's literally one of the first things that we do when we're helping somebody is go, not only tell me that, yes, you're doing a pillow for this, I want to know what kind of clothes are in those closet. Not in a creepy way, but are we talking heavy winter coats? Are we talking big felt coats? Are we talking dresses, jeans? What are we talking about? How high?,: But at some point, do you solve the problem acoustically so much that you don't need a waves product? Or at what point is it like, okay, well, I can't actually bring in, or maybe I don't even want to go through the extent of flipping the mattress up on its side to put it along a wall.,: Flipping a mattress, as far as I'm concerned, just says more like you're worried about an assassin. So nearly every single masterclass I do with my waves hat on, I spend as much time telling people about the fact that I want you to use as few plugins as you possibly can to making sure that you're just not overdoing things. And it's one of the biggest problems is that people throw plugins on with way too much kind of ease and breeze without actually really thinking about it sometimes. And that also degrades. So you have to really decide, is this plugin going to fix something? Or am I just putting it on because I've heard it helps.,: You don't hear it helps, but you heard it helps.,Speaker A: Yeah. But the other thing is, too, Gomez, is that you should exhaust all your options in terms of getting a clean recording before you even put a plug in.,Speaker B: Yeah.,: Right.,Speaker A: To just open up the mic in the middle of the room and then go, oh, well, I'll just chuck a plugin on. In some cases, you're going to have to work that plugin so hard to get it cleaned up that it's to the detriment of the audio. Whereas if you've done everything, you.,: Absolutely.,Speaker A: And then you only need a tiny bit of plugin to get that tiny last few artifacts out of there, then that's a much better way of approaching it.,Speaker B: Right.,: There's also the positioning in a locality, too, of your face and your mouth to the microphone, even when you're in a. You know, if you're. If you're in a room that's really kind of echoey, entirely like a normal hotel room or anything that's got wooden floors, like this room, for example. I have no plugins on this because I didn't have time to put any on. But the simple reality is the closer you get to the microphone, the more chance that you've got of mitigating some of those issues without putting anything on it at all, and then you've got more of a chance of, okay, so what do I need to put on here? Clarity VXD Reverb or clarity XVX D Reverb Pro are definitely plugins that I wave a flag for the amount of effort, the amount of years, and the amount of time that we put into them. And people shouldn't buy them or try them just because somebody said years. There's just as many things out there that sound amazing, that somebody created in a month. But we did that. There's so many samples that we fed into this AI, like hundreds of thousands. And because of that, the result is it really works. But again, like any plugin, you can't overdo it. So my best suggestion with a plugin like Clarity VX de Reverb in a hotel room or an office or somewhere where you are, that is not your ideal place, or the place that you know is take it all the way to the extreme and then pull it back.,: Just a quick question for you. So if I was in a position where I couldn't actually manage the room that well, I've done everything I possibly can to control whatever artifacts, particularly reverb in a hotel room or whatever. If I use clarity VX de Reverb, is it destructive? So when I'm sending the file off to an engineer, can they?,: That depends on your routing. What platform are you using it in? How would you be setting it up?,: Well, I'm just saying if I give it too much, is it going to.,Speaker A: Do damage to the audio? Yes, it will do damage to the audio. Like anything over compressed, over noise reduction, overuse of noise reduction. You can even over EQ. Really?,: Yeah, definitely.,Speaker A: Anything like that because you're fucking with the audio. So you're changing the audio. Yes. It's, as Gomez said, hundreds of thousands of samples. But if you make it work too hard, it's got no choice but to start eating into the audio you want to keep. I would presume Gomez is.,: Oh, absolutely, absolutely. Which is why I say take it all the way to the extreme and then work your way back.,: Yeah.,: And by the way, I give that advice for pretty much every plugin. It's like if you really want to know how to use subtracted EQ, go to the extreme and then move your way back. Same with compression and everything else, but with something like an aipowered de rumor, which is effectively what clarity DXD Reverb is. It cleans up the noise and the reverb in the room. You are going to get to a point where you're basically saying, okay, I've taken it out of automatic mode and I'm just going to get what it gives me on extreme and it's going to kill your audio file. However, I will tell you that it's very hard to do that in clarity. Any of the clarity plugins, because way back when we released vocal rider. Remember vocal rider?,Speaker A: I use vocal rider all the time.,: Okay, so Vocal rider was one of the first plugins that we ever designed and developed that was focused specifically on identifying the frequency range and spectrum of a human voice. So if you put vocal rider on like a drum, it's not going to work as well as a human voice. It's not even going to know what to do with it. You put it on a guitar, same deal. It's not going to know what to do with it. This is also why we then released bass rider. And then we focused that on the spectrum and frequencies for bass. Now, going back to vocal rider, that was our first jump into that field of, okay, so we want this to only understand what's going on with the human voice. Now, let's move forward to 2021, 2022, when we released Clarity VX this is very much designed around the human voice, and we've actually created it in such a way that it's hard to really mess it up. But depending on how much noise you've got and how bad the room is, especially on the pro version of the plugin, where there's more to tweak. Yeah. You can over dig yourself into a hole with the simple one with just a big knob in the middle and a couple of small switches. It's really hard to mess it up.,: Can I ask you, when does it go from being reverb to being resonance? Or maybe early reflections? Right. Because there's a certain point where Reverb is the artifacts or the room itself. When it gets to a certain size, maybe less than, I don't know, six by 8ft or something, reverb no longer is the same problem anymore. Now you're dealing with, like, pressure zones and early reflections. Are we getting to the point yet with AI where we can start actually dealing with that stuff too? Because you sound like you're in a tube. You sound like you're in a box problem. Are we getting to the point where we can fix that too?,: I figured that's part of the room, part of the reverb.,: It is part of the room. And dereverb it totally is. We can fix that.,: That's awesome.,: Yeah.,: Because that's much more complex than just a reverb tail.,: Well, that's always been the problem. Most other, there's been various de reverb plugins out there. And to be honest, what I used to use before clarity came out with a dereverb is you just take a waves C four and you put it all the way on expand, and you can tweak each frequency band and you can kind of sit on the tail. And none of the other products out there could get rid of the early reflections, which were really the telltale sign of you being in a small space, right? Essentially, yeah.,: There's a lot you could do with clarity VX, just the noise fixing plugins. But with de Reverb, we went all the way. And it's down to the little nuances of reflections as well as the big tails and everything else. It's like we want to make you sound like you're in a room that has no reflections. And that's one of the reasons why one of the controls you have is basically controlling the presence of the plugin. And it kind of takes your voice and makes sure that you're telling the plugin. Okay. So now that we've cleaned up that noise. I want you to take my voice and focus more exactly on that. And then the plugin will go, okay, right, so now you're in a cleaner room and you've got the ability to take your voice and put it right out front. So the other thing that you can do is you can basically choose which neural network you want to use. So if you're doing spoken voice, pick one for spoken voice. If you're singing, then use that neural network. You can choose whether you want stereo or whether you want mono. So if it's just a voiceover and that's it, then you can actually tell it, okay, I'm just dealing with mono single here. And it's going to work in a different way, but it will clean it up really nicely for you.,: It's funny, though, because it is quite subjective. Because I do remember I was away in April, and I obviously had to work while I was away in some pretty weird environments. And I sent a file to Robert. And I sent the same file. In fact, I think I sent it to all three of you, George and Robbo. I got feedback from Robbo and I said, would you use that? He said, yeah, I'd use that. And I got one back from Robert saying I wouldn't be happy if I received that. So to me, that is a sign of the whole thing being a bit subjective as well. Some people have no problem with it, and some people have a major problem with.,Speaker A: Audio is subjective, I guess, in its own, in and of itself. Audio is subjective, I suppose.,: Yeah. But the question, of course, is. So if that's the case, would I use it for Robo? No. Would I use it for Robert? Probably.,: It also depends on your listening environment. I mean, I can tell you that if I'm listening to something in this room, in this home studio, through my speakers, then it's going to sound different to if I'm in British Columbia at EA Sports in their mastering studio, and the same voiceover would sound probably completely different because they're listening to. There I'd be listening through PMCs, and here I'm listening through Adams.,: They're in a very expensive room, I would guess.,: Yeah. EA Sports has, I think, about 28 rooms right now.,: I heard the video game industry is doing okay. Like there's a budget these days.,: Their audio rooms are insane. You know, when a company like EA Sports stops calling itself a headquarters and calls itself a campus.,Speaker A: Welcome to the Voodoo Sound campus. Can I just say too, by the.,: Way.,: Campus is a road.,Speaker A: Yeah, campus is a row of tense. Let's have a look at something else. Speaking of games, say I'm a voiceover artist and I've just finished recording an hour or so of gaming voiceover and I look at the file and I think, oh, shit, that's a little dynamic. And for whatever reason, God knows why, but I feel like I should put some compression on it. But the word ratio to mean means nothing and attack and release time. What's a good one for that?,: Something really transparent and relatively hard to screw it up too badly.,: Yeah, well, everything. You want everything to be the best edit that you never heard. If somebody is listening to something and going, oh, there's a plugin on that, then you failed. It's as simple as that. So the term the best edit I never heard is one of my favorites.,Speaker A: I use it all the time. I stole it off.,: You did, didn't you? Yeah, I did, yeah. So now that I've said that, I forgot what you asked Rob.,Speaker A: So something like, I mean, my thought would be Avox, but you guys also have all the one Knob series and all that sort of stuff for someone, a compressor in the hands of somebody who knows nothing about what they're doing but needs to put a tiny bit of compression on something.,: What's a good one in that case? Yes. Rvox. So in studio rack I have a chain that I save and it's just my voiceover chain for this specific microphone. And the first plugin on it is clarity VX de reverb. The second one is Avox and the third one is one knob brighter.,Speaker A: Such a good plugin.,: Which one, sorry, let me say it in another.,Speaker A: Move back to Australia.,: There you go, one knob brighter.,: Brighter.,Speaker A: One knob brighter is such a good plugin and I think we've talked about this before, but Slate digital do a similar one, fresh air, but they're both equally good and I guess, I suppose, like clarity and all the other noise reduction plugins, each seems to have their own sort of niche that they work best in, I suppose. I think one knob brighter on voice is awesome, but Fresh air on it across a mix for me, just gives it that little extra bit of sheen.,: Oh, absolutely. And fresh air is. I nearly look at fresh air as something that's more comparative to something from us that would not be anything to do with restoration or eqing of any kind. There's a plugin which I'm trying to remember the name of and good God, I can't remember it for my life now, but it lets you adjust the width of each of your frequency groups, like low, mid high, mid high, lets you monitor them or stereo them. And I embarrassed that the product name has gone out of my head. But yeah, that's the one that I usually compare more to, to the air one from those guys.,: When do you make the leaps from clarity VXD Reverb to dereverb Pro?,: Realistically, if you're not producing the audio yourself, then from my perspective, clarity DXD Reverb is totally good for you. That's kind of what you need, right? Yeah. If, however, you are taking on and you're doing post production and you're dealing with everything that's coming in from multiple voices, multiple places, and you've got a multi track in front of you and you're dealing with that on a day to day basis, then that's when pro comes in because that's where you have the ability to control the tail more so you can smooth out the tail. You've got independent knob rather than just a simple fader for presence. You've got something that we call a strength multiplier. You've got the ability to go into every single part of the frequencies and choose which ones you really want the plugin working on and which ones you don't.,: Is that that EQ curve looking thing across the middle?,: That's the one of the graph? Yeah. The one that says strength and frequency.,: Right.,: So effectively that's exactly it. To strengthen frequency, it's like, okay, rather than just a knob, what we did was go, okay, right. So we're dealing this for the seasoned post production guy or somebody of that ilk going, okay, so this is where that room is. Let me focus all that and bring out. I don't want much of the strength on that part, but I do over here between three and eight K, it's very tweaky. Oh, it is. Very now.,: But if you were trying to match, like, if you had five different sources and you wanted them to sound like they're literally in the same space, sounds like the level of tweakability you would want to have.,: Absolutely. But if you're a voiceover or you're somebody that's doing your own stuff and you're doing it, or you're doing a podcast and you've got a guest coming in and they're on their MacBook Pro microphone and they're sitting in a kitchen on a tiled floor with a window behind them. And that's the kind of thing where honestly, just use the normal one with the one big knob in the middle. It's like a lot of plugins. You can get yourself into a hole really quickly unless you've got the expertise to be able to deal with it. Which is also why we released two versions of these. One of them is a quick fix, and by Quick Fix, I do not mean degraded quality at all. It's exactly the same neural engines, but it gives you less tweakability so that there's less risk of you messing it up yourself. And then you've got Pro, which has more tweakability, plus a limiter built in, plus width control, plus tail smoothing, plus the ability to get more neural networks and an analysis of both mono and stereo. It gives you a lot.,: Yeah, that was just part one of our chat with Michael Pearson Adams or Gomez, if you like, from waves. We'll be back next week for a continuation of this conversation, and we're also tapping into something which is kind of topical as we age, because some of us are doing that. We'll be talking about hearing loss and how best to manage it when you do this for a living. So join us next week. More chats about hearing, more chats about plugins, and more chats with Michael Pearson Adams from Waves. See you next week.,Speaker B: Well, that was fun. Is it over?,Speaker C: The Pro audio suite with thanks to Tribut and Austria and audio recorded using Source Connect, edited by Andrew Peters and mixed by Voodoo Radio Imaging with tech support from George the tech Wittam. Don't forget to subscribe to the show and join in the conversation on our Facebook group. To leave a comment, suggest a topic, or just say g'day. Drop us a note at our website, theproaudiosuite.com.
Carmen Mays, MPA : an Urbanist and a Creative Entrepreneur, Making cities livable, equitable, and enjoyable for everybody in everybody at every stage of life. We are talking about: - Urbanism through the lens of being both Black and "American" in a national and global context. What are the challenges that a black & American faces in cities? - How to create equal opportunity in cities. How do we create equal opportunity in a city? - more about Carmen's work at Birmingham City Council. ___ Keep Up the Good Work. Keep Loving Cities ❤️️ All opinions expressed in each episode are personal to the guest and do not represent the Host of Urbanistica Podcast unless otherwise stated. Let's connect and talk further about this episode Mustafa Sherif Linkedin. Visit Mustafasherif.com for collaborations and nominations or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Urbanistica on Instagram, Facebook & Youtube channel. Thanks to Urbanistica Podcast partner AFRY (Urban Planning and Design) AFRY is an international engineering and design company providing sustainable solutions in the fields of energy, industry, and infrastructure. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/urbanistica-podcast/message
In this special ‘War Edition' of the show, Dan and Benny take a deep dive into the geopolitical context of the October 7th war with Col. (Res.) Dr. Eran Lerman. Together, they discuss the war's progress, impact, and possible outcomes both near- and long-term. About Col. (Res.) Dr. Eran Lerman: Colonel (Res.) Dr. Eran Lerman is a lecturer in the Shalem College Departments of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Strategy, Diplomacy, and Security and in the Tel Aviv University Department of Political Science. He is also the Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and, since 2021, the editor-in-chief of Jerusalem Strategic Tribune. A historian by training and the former deputy for foreign policy and international affairs at Israel's National Security Council, Lerman has also served as director of the American Jewish Committee's Israel/Middle East Office and in senior positions at the Israel Defense Forces' Directorate of Military Intelligence. He holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and a mid-career MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A third-generation “Sabra,” he is married to Annelies, the father of three, and the proud grandfather of four. A special message from Benny & Dan:Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of victims - murdered, kidnapped, and injured - of the deadly Hamas attack on southern Israel on the morning of October 7th. This episode of the show is dedicated to the brave men and women of the IDF and Israel's security forces as they bravely serve to eliminate the destructive threats faced by Israel and the Jewish People both near and far - and to the People of Israel who are struggling at this unprecedented time. For those interested in donating to help the Israeli people in this time of need, please check out the following resources. Your help is highly appreciated at this urgent time:The Jewish Agency for Israel's Fund for Victims of Terror - CLICK HEREFriends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Emergency Campaign 2023 - CLICK HEREIsrael Trauma Coalition (ITC) - CLICK HEREJNF-USA Israel Resilience Campaign - CLICK HEREעם ישראל חי! Am Yisrael Chai! Additional Links:· Follow Dr. Lerman on X @EranLerman· Visit Dr. Lerman's page at Shalem College HERE.A special word about Israel travel from Kenes Tours: Saturday, October 7th will go down in infamy. Israel was brutally and horrifically attacked by Hamas terrorists who violently infiltrated the country and penetrated southern Israeli communities. Thousands of Israelis were murdered, terrorized, and kidnapped. Deadly rockets are being fired upon southern and central Israel from the Gaza Strip and upon communities in the northern Galilee from Lebanon. The Israel Defense Forces are working
Dennis is joined by Keith A. Gillenwater, CEcD, MEDP, MPA, President & CEO of Grow Wabash County, and Jeff Pipkin, Economic Development Manager at Hoosier Energy, to discuss the Mid America EDC Competitiveness Conference. Dennis, Keith, and Jeff discuss what makes the Competitivness Conference special. The conference is designed and planned by working economic development professionals. There's something for everyone from big idea projects to nuts and bolts advice, tours, and their world -famous karaoke. Don't miss one of the best conferences in Amercia for economic development professionals. This year the conference is being held in a new city, Indianapolis, IN. Learn how Indianapolis has become the amauetuer sports capital of the United States. 2023 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference November 29th – December 1st Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Register today!
It's estimated that there are 6 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States. Cancer is by far the single most common cause of death in adult dogs. Similar to human cancer risks, dogs have a 1 in 3 lifetime risk of getting cancer. This week, we talk with a veterinary oncologist and co-founder of PetDx, a revolutionary company bringing noninvasive blood tests to detect cancer early in dogs. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, welcome Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at PetDx to discuss how early detection of canine cancer is changing how we think about veterinary cancer treatment. Viewfinders, this is a fascinating conversation on a genuinely groundbreaking diagnostic test. We'd love to hear your thoughts! To learn more about PetDx and their OncoK9 test, visit www.petdx.com or call 833-464-7297 Thank you, Dr. Flory and PetDx, for bringing this vital information to the Viewfinders!
In this episode of the Public Health Insight podcast, Chiamaka Ojiako, a lawyer and health policy professional, delves into a range of important topics in the field of global health including:The significance of reflecting on one's motivation for aspiring to be a global health expertThe importance of understanding and appreciating cultural contexts when working in diverse settingsValuable insights on mentorship, emphasizing that it doesn't always have to be a traditional one-on-one relationship Resources For Our Discussion◼️ Who is a global health expert?◼️ How not to become a global health expertPodcast Guest◼️ Chiamaka Ojiako, MPA, LLB, B.LPodcast Hosts◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®◼️ Purva Mehta, BMSc, MScSubscribe to the NewsletterSubscribe to the newsletter so you don't miss out on the latest podcast episodes, live events, job skills, learning opportunities, and other engaging professional development content here.Leave Us A Five Star RatingIf you enjoy our podcasts, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and spread the word to your friends to help us get discovered by more people.
Problemer med Okapi Wildlife Reserve i DRC, padder der koger, Ny Kaledonien og en ordentlig MPA samt en hurtig snak om de udfordringer verdens ferskvandsøkosystemer står overfor. Og så selvfølgelig hurtige nyheder, el Quiz del Señor Bondo og spørgsmål fra lytterne.Tidskoder:00:00 - Programoversigt00:58 - Hvad så + skriv jer op på https://dendyrisketime.10er.app/ hvis I har lyst05:20 - Okapien vs Minedrift19:39 - Hvad sker der når man koger en frø?25:09 - Ny Caledonien er simpelthen et rigtig land40:53 - Ferskvandøkosystemer50:30 - De Hurtige Nyheder53:12 - El Quizzo Bondo58:15 - Spørgsmål, kommentarer og lejlighedsvise løgne fra lytterne // Indimellem Late Night med SifTM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Recently, Amazon announced it was considering offering veterinary telemedicine services to augment its position as a top pet supplies and pharmacy provider. This move would allow them to compete in veterinary telemedicine against competitors like Walmart, Chewy, etc. This week, we discuss the pros and cons and potential impacts this could have on independent veterinary clinics and the veterinary profession. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, review the recent news that Amazon was considering offering veterinary telemedicine. Beckie shares why this is no surprise and that there may be a silver lining for independent veterinary clinics. Dr. Ward expresses his concerns along with several steps veterinary professionals should be taking to ensure continued success in the future. Viewfinders, there's much more to this issue than simply, “Oh brother, here's another competitor!” We'd love to hear your thoughts and how you're addressing this issue.
Who is a global health expert? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we explore an interesting paper that questions the conventional definition of global health experts. It's an exploration of how the world has historically defined expertise in this crucial field and the consequences of this definition. You'll hear about the surprising imbalance in representation and recognition between high-income and low-income nations. If you're interested in reshaping the narrative of expertise in global health and dismantling the barriers that have held back progress for too long, you won't want to miss this conversation.Resources For Our Discussion◼️ Who is a global health expert?◼️ How not to become a global health expertPodcast Guest◼️ Chiamaka Ojiako, MPA, LLB, B.LPodcast Hosts◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®◼️ Purva Mehta, BMSc, MScSubscribe to the NewsletterSubscribe to the newsletter so you don't miss out on the latest podcast episodes, live events, job skills, learning opportunities, and other engaging professional development content here.Leave Us A Five Star RatingIf you enjoy our podcasts, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and spread the word to your friends to help us get discovered by more people.
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses marine protected areas (MPAs) and their importance in preserving the ocean. He explores the concept of designing MPAs for both representative and distinctive areas, highlighting the need to protect not only expected habitats but also unique ecosystems like upwellings and gyres. The episode also touches on the goal of protecting 30% of land and ocean by 2030 and the role of MPAs in addressing climate change. Tune in to learn more about the evolving approach to designing MPAs and how they contribute to a better ocean. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc The episode highlights the significance of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 as part of the decade of the ocean. It emphasizes that all countries committed to this goal should have 30% of their exclusive economic zone safeguarded by the end of the decade. The episode stresses the need to protect the right areas for the right reasons, taking into account climate change and its impacts when designing marine protected areas (MPAs). It argues for prioritizing MPAs with higher resilience to climate change to ensure long-term protection. The episode also emphasizes the importance of proactive measures in safeguarding these areas, rather than reactive responses to climate change. It acknowledges the cost and resources required for designing and implementing MPAs, urging governments to allocate sufficient funding for their establishment. The episode concludes by urging listeners to share it with others who could benefit from learning about marine protected areas and emphasizes the urgency of meeting the 30% protection target by 2030. According to the episode, marine protected areas (MPAs) are effective in environmental protection when properly designated and managed. The host mentions that MPAs can regulate fishing and prohibit extractive activities within their boundaries, safeguarding biodiversity and commercially viable fishery species. The effectiveness of MPAs has been documented in peer-reviewed journals. However, it is crucial to ensure proper management to prevent any extractive activities. The episode also highlights that MPAs are a significant tool in ocean conservation and can be planned similarly to land areas. The traditional approach to designating MPAs has evolved, with a focus on selecting areas that meet biodiversity criteria, including genetic diversity, species populations, and habitat diversity. The episode also mentions the importance of considering the impacts of climate change on MPAs and conducting further research to identify the best areas for future protection. The episode encourages listeners to share it with others who would benefit from learning about marine protected areas. The host emphasizes that marine protected areas are an important tool in the conservation of the ocean and can be used to plan the ocean, just as we plan on land. The host also underscores the need to intensify efforts in protecting marine protected areas, given their cost and time-consuming nature. By sharing the episode, listeners can help raise awareness about the importance of marine protected areas and inspire others to take action in protecting and conserving the ocean.
Today on Maine Source Of Truth we have ICONS co-founder Marshi Smith, a NCAA, Pac-10 Champion and the World Cup bronze medalist in women's backstroke swimming competition.She was once asked by a teammate to write a collaborative letter on behalf of the University of Arizona swim team alumni for members of the team over generations to sign in protest of the guidelines that allowed a male swimmer to compete directly with females at the recent NCAA Swim Championships.”I'm so proud to have begun a relationship with her and her organization, as we need support for these parents across our woke State of Maine and our poor country.We will have a number of updates, as the trans-mysogyny story here in Maine continues to dominate our news cycle…but, not from the local media, even the so called conservative outlets.Twitter: @SmithMarshi and @icons_womenhttps://www.iconswomen.com/SaveWomensSportsWayToCheatBro
Recorded October 4, 2023 Signed on Oct. 1, 1953, in the wake of the armistice, the U.S.-South Korea alliance has matured into a dynamic partnership, deterring conflict and fostering cooperation with respect to trade, technology and people-to-people ties. This expert panel reflected on the legacy and future of the alliance. This program was jointly hosted by The Korea Society, the Korea Defense Veterans Association and the Korea-Pacific Program at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. About the Speakers: Thomas J. Byrne joined The Korea Society as its President in August of 2015 following a distinguished career that included Senior Vice President of Moody's Investor Services and Senior Economist of the Asia Department at the Institute of International Finance. Byrne has an M.A. degree in International Relations with an emphasis on economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Before doing graduate work at SAIS, he served in South Korea for three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. His commentary on Korean affairs has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Financial Times among others. Stephen Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor and director of the Korea-Pacific Program at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. He teaches courses on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific at GPS covering political economy as well as security issues. He has done extensive research on North Korea in particular. In addition, he has a long-standing interest in transitions to and from democratic rule and the current phenomenon of democratic backsliding. His recent research on South Korea addresses the issue of political polarization, including with respect to foreign policy. Allison Hooker is a foreign policy and national security specialist with 20 years of experience in the U.S. Government working on Asia. She served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asia, where she led the coordination and implementation of U.S. policy toward the Indo-Pacific region. Prior to that, Hooker served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Korean Peninsula, where she staffed the U.S.-DPRK Summits in Singapore, Hanoi, and the DMZ. Prior to her service at the White House, Hooker was a senior analyst for North Korea in the Department of State and staffed the Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear program. She received a Masters' of Arts Degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and has been a research fellow at Osaka University and Keio University, where she focused on Japan-Korea relations, and Japan-China relations, respectively. Youngwan Kim is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea in 1993. He worked at various Ministries of the Korean Government, including Foreign Ministry, Unification Ministry, and Office for Government Policy Coordination, Prime Minister's Office. Prior to his current post as Consul General in LA, he served as Director-General for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Prime Minister's office. He also worked as Director-General for Planning and Management of the Foreign Ministry. His most recent foreign post was a Member of the Panel of Experts, UN Security Council Sanctions Committee at the United Nations headquarter. His foreign posts also include Washington D.C., New York, Beijing and Baghdad. Munseob Lee is an economist who concentrates his research efforts on macroeconomics, growth and development, firm dynamics, and Korea. He has investigated the factors that determine the growth of firms, with a particular focus on how government purchases can promote long-term growth of small businesses. Additionally, he examined the disproportionate effect of inflation, revealing that low-income households and black families are the most affected by rising prices in the United States. Lee, who is an Associate Director in GPS's Korea-Pacific Program, teaches courses including Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Macroeconomics of Development and The Korean Economy. In 2019, General Curtis “Mike” Scaparrotti completed a distinguished 41-year career in the U.S. Army as the Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO. Prior to that he served as the Commander of U.S. Forces Korea / United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command in Seoul from 2013 to 2016. Other prominent postings in his highly-decorated career include Director of the Joint Staff, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, the Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division. Additionally, over the years, General Scaparrotti served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic level. He has commanded forces during Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Support Hope (Zaire/Rwanda), Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and Assured Response (Liberia). General Scaparrotti holds a Master's degree in Administrative Education from the University of South Carolina. In addition to his work with The Cohen Group, General Scaparrotti sits on the boards iof the Atlantic Council and Patriot Foundation, and is a Senior Fellow at the National Defense University. Yoo Myung-hee served at the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Energy and Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea for nearly three decades before becoming Korea's first female trade minister (2019-2021). In a variety of roles she designed and implemented Korea's trade policy and negotiation strategies and led numerous bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations as Korea's chief negotiator, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and Korea's free trade agreements with the United States and ASEAN. As trade minister, she contributed to international initiatives to ensure supply chain resilience and to address digital trade policy. She received her BA and MPA from Seoul National University and JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and currently teaches at the Graduate School of International Studies of Seoul National University. For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1745-the-u-s-republic-of-korea-alliance-at-70-legacy-and-future
In this episode of LinkedUp, Jerri and Jamie sit down with Ashlie Bryant, CEO of the 3Strands Global Foundation, to demystify an often-taboo topic: human trafficking. Together, we'll define the issue, debunk myths, and explore pathways to address it. Through Ashlie, listeners will learn the vital role of education in empowering communities, students, and teachers to recognize signs, protect potential victims, and support survivors. Join us as we unravel the complexities of human trafficking, offering hope through awareness and education. --- ABOUT OUR GUEST For over 13 years, Ashlie Bryant has been dedicated to combating human trafficking as the co-founder, CEO, and board member of 3Strands Global Foundation, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes communities through prevention education and reintegration. With a public leadership credential from Harvard Kennedy School and an executive MPA from Cornell University, Ashlie is a visionary and strategic leader who drives social impact and policy change. --- SUBSCRIBE TO THE SERIES: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Overcast | RadioPublic FOLLOW US: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn POWERED BY CLASSLINK: ClassLink provides one-click single sign-on into web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Learn more at classlink.com.
Ours to Protect is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference. Today on ‘Ours To Protect' John Morley talks to Dr Donal Griffin, a Marine Policy Officer with Fair Seas as they call for Galway Bay and Islands to receive Marine Protected Area status. Did you know… A Marine Protected Area is a part of our ocean that is protected by law to conserve marine wildlife. 76% of people in Ireland believe “lack of political will to protect or manage the ocean effectively” is the greatest threat to Ireland's seas. Currently, just 2% of Irish waters are protected. 67% of people believe that the health of Ireland's waters has declined over the last ten years. Why is it important for Galway Bay and Islands to receive Marine Protected Area status? They are a really important tool for conservation that countries around the world are using to help improve the health of our oceans. They can help reverse the declining fish population globally and locally. They can help boost an areas profile for marine tourism. They can provide sites for long-term research to be conducted. What can I do to help support the implementation of Marine Protected Areas? Keep up to date with Fairseas and MPA news and developments. Keep a distance from sea birds, mammals etc. so as to not disturb their habitats. Eat sustainable seafood. Here's a few websites if you want to know more! https://fairseas.ie/ - the official Fair Seas website. https://www.wildernessireland.com/blog/irelands-marine-coastal-wildlife/ - to learn about marine and coastal wildlife. https://www.msc.org/?gad=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsp6pBhCfARIsAD3GZuaeE3gAgWkJOZWdfEokmHqVfuqIIiqyiHvKyGZf5_YjcpeJH97NRi4aAlBEEALw_wcB – Marine Stewardship Council For more info go over to galwaybayfm.ie, click on Our to Protect image on home page. You could try out the ‘Ecological Footprint' calculator and you can take a quick survey. ‘Ours To Protect' brought to you by Galway Bay fm, the IBI and funded by Coimisiún na Meán with the television licence fee – check out ‘ours to protect.ie for more info.
In Episode 10 of Awkward Conversations, “Red Ribbon Week”, Jodie and Amy talk to Myrna Camarena, retired federal employee from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, about Agent Kiki, Myrna's brother, shedding light on his tragic death. Myrna also shares the story behind wearing the red ribbon, a symbol with a powerful message. As the episode unfolds, Myrna explores the messages Kiki would convey to young people today, emphasizing the importance of staying away from drugs, with a focus on prevention starting at home. They discuss the vital role of relationships and community support in keeping our youth drug-free. Additionally, they delve into how parents can actively get involved in drug prevention efforts. Elizabeth Golshteyn, Director of Marketing and Communications for National Family Partnership, highlights the history of the National Family Partnership and Red Ribbon Foundation, dating back to 1988, and its continued relevance throughout the year. Throughout the discussion, Bill Bryan, Director of the Elks Drug Awareness Program, offers insight into the various resources for children and parents provided by Elks DAP. Key Takeaways: Red Ribbon Week promotes drug-free communities and educates youth on substance abuse. Agent KiKi's story symbolizes personal commitment to the campaign. Drug-free living starts at home and within supportive communities. Parents are encouraged to actively engage in Red Ribbon Week and have open conversations with their children about substance abuse. Bill Bryan emphasizes online safety and the importance of resources for parents and children. The National Family Partnership (NFP) provides resources, with a focus on securing medications and fostering positive influences. Jodie Sweetin is an actress, author, and advocate, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the iconic sitcom "Full House" and its sequel "Fuller House". In 2009 she penned her memoir, "unSweetined", which chronicles her journey through addiction and into recovery. With her frank and open approach, Jodie has emerged as a compelling speaker and advocate who now seeks to use her platform and experiences to educate others and reduce the stigma associated with addiction and recovery. @jodiesweetin Amy McCarthy, LICSW, is a Director of Clinical Social Work at Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Addiction Medicine. She has been working in the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program since 2019. @amymccarthylicsw Myrna Camarena is a retired DEA agent with 35 years of service. Born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, and immigrated to Calexico, CA, at age 2. Fluent in English and Spanish. Dedicated to assisting the elderly with governmental forms and transportation needs. Championed the Red Ribbon Campaign since 1986 in honor of her brother, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico in 1985. Congress designated the last week in October to celebrate the Red Ribbon Campaign. She has spoken at schools, organizations, and government agencies in 16 states and abroad. Enjoys physical fitness, gardening, and retired life. Bill Bryan is the Director of the Elks DAP. Elizabeth Ann Golshteyn, MPA is the Director of Marketing and Communications for National Family Partnership. Elizabeth is a Graduate of Florida International University with a Master of Public Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Public Finance, Procurement, Contract and Project Management. Also, she has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Elizabeth has extensive experience in Government/Non-Profit. She was the lead Project Manager for a Statewide Initiative, Project Opioid where she facilitated, established, and developed a Community Response Team (CRT) for Miami-Dade County comprised of leaders to share community trends and utilize resources from the different sectors to ensure an established task force to improve the community's well-being. Elks: As a 150-year-old organization, they are 100% inclusive with a membership of close to 1 million diverse men and women in over 2,000 Lodges nationally, and while they consider themselves faith based, they are nondenominational and open to all creeds. The Elks have always prided themselves on civic duty, and the Elks Drug and Alcohol Prevention (DAP) program is the nation's largest all volunteer Kids Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention program. The Elks are also strong supporters of our brave men and women in the military, having built and donated the nation's first VA Hospital to the U.S. government. The Elks have donated more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to enrich the lives of millions of people! DEA: The United States Drug Enforcement Administration was created in 1973 by President Nixon after the government noticed an alarming rise in recreational drug use and drug-related crime. A division of the Department of Justice, DEA enforces controlled substances laws by apprehending offenders to be prosecuted for criminal and civil crimes. DEA is the largest and most effective antidrug organization in the world, with 241 domestic locations in 23 field divisions and 93 international field divisions in 69 countries. Resources/Links SAMHSA | Help and Treatment Get Smart About Drugs Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Substance Use Prevention One Pill Could Kill DEA Website DEA on Instagram DEA on Twitter DEA on Facebook DEA YouTube Channel Elks Kid Zone Website Elks Drug Awareness Program Website Elks DAP on Twitter Elks DAP on Facebook Elks DAP on YouTube Jodie Sweetin's Links Jodie's Instagram Jodie's TikTok Amy McCarthy's Links Amy's Instagram Boston Children's Hospital Instagram Boston Children's Hospital Addiction Medicine Elizabeth Golshteyn's Links 2023 Red Ribbon Photo Contest Red Ribbon Instagram Red Ribbon Twitter National Family Partnership Instagram National Family Partnership Twitter
You may be thinking, "Wait, they're talking about the holidays already?" That's right! We're entering the season known as the holiday vortex- From Halloween through New Years it's a season of overstimulation, grief-magnified, and loss-intensified for our children. How in the world can we nagivate this season and live to tell about it? If you're a caregiver who's wondering this, we have good news. Deborah Gray joins the podcast for an amazing throwback episode all about helping our children through the holiday season (Halloween through New Years!). A little more about Deborah... Referred to as the “attachment guru” by Adoptive Families Magazine, Deborah Gray specializes in attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. As a clinical social worker, Deborah has the honor of helping families develop close, satisfying relationships after children's earlier losses, traumas, and/or prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. In addition to her therapy practice, Deborah is the creator of the post-graduate certificate program, Attachment & Trauma Focused Therapy (ATFT). She holds an MPA in Public Administration (Health Care), from the Maxwell School/Syracuse University. Deborah is the author of Promoting Healthy Attachments; Attaching through Love, Hugs, and Play; Nurturing Adoptions; and Attaching in Adoption. She co-authored, with Megan Clarke, Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child. In 2015 Deborah was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Training on Attachment and Trauma in Children. Also on the show... Get our FREE Holiday Survival Guide.... a collection of interviews with trauma-trained therapists that will give you valuable insights into navigating the holidays! Click Here to get access. BIG annoucement coming this Monday, October 16th. But you need to be on our email list to get the firsthand info. Click Here to visit our homepage and get on the list! Thanks for stopping by this week ;-)
In this episode of “Inside Health Care,” we meet two guests, in two interviews. Our first guest advocates for birth, racial and gender equity, driven by her own distressing experiences as a patient. Our second guest developed effective ways to implement virtual care on a large scale to improve equity and representation for rural communities.Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD, is a vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she leads the Health Justice team. Born in Puerto Rico, Sinsi is a national health and health care equity policy and advocacy thought leader dedicated to advancing equal opportunities for women and families of color. The Partnership worked with health care experts and partner organizations to develop a report that includes recommendations for improvement in resolving gaps in health equity that executive leaders can tailor to their organizations.Debbie Welle-Powell, MPA, is CEO of DWP Advisors and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado Executive MBA. But Debbie is best and widely known in the health care world as the former Chief Population Health Officer at Essentia Health. Headquartered in Duluth, Essentia is an integrated delivery system of 14 hospitals and 1,500 providers spanning the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Debbie designed, built and operationalized Essentia's $2.5 billion transition from a primarily fee-for-service model of care to one that focuses on value.Later in our “Fast Facts” segment, we observe Breast Cancer Awareness month for October 2023. We discuss the CDC's guidance on how to help people with cancer "Stay Mentally and Emotionally Healthy.” We also discuss NCQA's Breast Cancer Screening HEDIS measure, which assesses women 50–74 years of age who had at least one mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the past 2 years.
In this episode of the Do Good Well Podcast, Victoria interviews staff members Christine Battisti, Executive Director, and Haley Roma, Assistant Director of Education & Training, of the Crime Victims Assistance Center (CVAC), a local Binghamton non-profit. The episodes overviews CVAC as an organization, some of the challenges they face as a non-profit organization, and the moments which make the work Battisti and Roma do feel rewarding. Both interviewees also have obtained their master degrees at Binghamton University, Battisti being an MPA alum herself and Roma having an MS in Student Affairs Administration. Tune in to learn all about CVAC, non-profit work, and how the Binghamton MPA degree prepares you for the job force. *Before listening, please be aware that CVAC's work focuses on victims services, often related to domestic and sexual violence. Programs within CVAC discuss the above topics.*
In this episode Harry speaks with Frank Reig. Frank Reig is Revel's Co-Founder & CEO. He launched the company in 2018 with COO Paul Suhey, initially offering electric mopeds in Brooklyn. Since 2021, Revel has focused on expanding its EV fast charging network and all-electric rideshare service. Frank, a Columbia University graduate with an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, also previously worked as a chef in top NYC restaurants, like Gramercy Tavern. 0:00 Intro 2:15 What is Revel? 3:00 What's the hardest part about Revel's business model? 5:30 Why Revel pivoted from mopeds to rideshare 9:25 Why did Revel go with an employee model for their drivers 13:30 How much do Revel drivers make? 21:00 How do Revel's 3 depots work for charging and storing EVs? 28:10 Why EVs and rideshare are such a great fit 29:35 Frank's thoughts on city and government EV initiatives/mandates 32:37 What's most important to more EV adoption? 38:25 Where to connect with Frank Frank's Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-reig-35052454 Revel - https://gorevel.com/rideshare/rideshare