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    The Mutual Audio Network
    Mutual Presents: MADCON 2022- Friday 2: Improv & Actual Play(081422)

    The Mutual Audio Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 92:03


    We return with the 2nd session of Friday's MADCON 2022 includes the discussion of Improv and Scripted Play including host Jeffrey , Greg, Xan, and Erin on the panel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nostalgic Mystery Radio
    Ep.253 Nick Carter Master Detective: Murder In The Crypt

    Nostalgic Mystery Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 32:10


    Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.Murder In The Crypt: Nick investigates a dead body found in front of a statue of Anubis.Originally aired August 2nd, 1943.Watchers on the CouchA TV Series Recap and Discussion Podcast for Immature Mature Audiences OnlyListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

    The Big Truth Podcast
    #88 - Viking & KO : Beautiful Barbarians Podcast

    The Big Truth Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 151:00 Very Popular


    In this episode Truth speaks with Chad “The Viking” Oakland – former strongman competitor, current jiu-jitsu competitor, and host of the Beautiful Barbarians Podcast.  Mutual friend and bro, KO, also joins in on the conversation! This episode was recorded after we were all out and hammered at the Madeira Feast / Feast of the Blessed Sacrament – aka the Portuguese Feast in New Bedford, MA.  The three discuss the feast, yranny, tpsychedelics (DMT, LSD, mushrooms), music, podcasting, mental & physical health, and more… For more info: IG:  @allhailtheviking / @beautiful.barbarians.podcast As always, please hit the subscribe button if you like and support what we do! You'll get early access to new episodes! Also please leave a review! Follow us on IG: @bigtruth For feedback, questions, sponsorship info contact: bigtruthpodcast@gmail.com For more info: http://www.bigtruthpodcast.com To support the show: http://www.patreon.com/bigtruth   The Big Truth Podcast is proudly sponsored by: - Old Bike Barn (IG: @oldbikebarn / www.oldbikebarn.com) - Law Tigers (IG: @lawtigers / www.lawtigers.com) - Crater Lake Clear CBD ( www.craterlakeclear.com) - Choppahead Kustom Cycles (IG: @choppahead / www.choppahead.com) - Chopcult (IG: @chopcult / www.chopcult.com) - Omerta (IG: @omertamia / www.omertamia.com) - use code: BIGTRUTH at checkout for 20% off your order! - Pitchfork (IG: @pitchforkny / www.pitchforkny.com) - Heavy (IG: @heavyclothing / www.heavy.bigcartel.com) - Full Speed Ahead (IG: @fullspeedaheadshow / www.fullspeedaheadshow.com)

    Mutual Respekt Podcast
    Mutual Respekt 265 with Gary Burrows

    Mutual Respekt Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 60:25


    The freshest up-front techno from Spektre and their guests... We welcome back our good friend and MR regular Gary Burrows for another hour of hammering, uplifting techno, including his new collaboration with Rowetta "No Different" Visit www.spektre.co.uk for more info.

    ClearBridge Investments
    Next Steps for the Energy Rally

    ClearBridge Investments

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:20


    ClearBridge Portfolio Manager Chris Eades and Commodities Analyst Adam Meyers discuss how an increased focus on cash flow generation and financial discipline by energy companies as well as new energy legislation will impact domestic oil and natural gas production.

    Bible Study Evangelista Show
    06_Mutual Submission

    Bible Study Evangelista Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:53


    I've hit "wives submit to your husbands" pretty hard, but now it's time for "the rest of the story," "husbands, love your wives." Love is the center of everything, after all, and the wife's submission is only rational and only makes sense if her husband submits to her in love, by love, for love, and with love - the love of Christ Himself.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Jean I; Anita W; Karen K; Phyllis T; Allison D; Sarah H; Ally B; Kelsey W; Tara D, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content and monthly meet-ups with Sonja: We're studying the Book of Romans! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) In what practical way can you deliberately communicate respect to your husband or love to your wife today? Put a plan in place with Jesus, and deliberately practice that habit this week.  V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Tell Him everything in your heart right now. Take the risk, and ask Him to help you with ways to actively respect your husband or love your wife, no matter what your relationship looks like right now.  Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of Your love, and there shall be a new creation, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. + Connect Take the next step in your healing journey. Join me in Sacred Healing, where I'm offering healing prayer livestreams, Bible studies, LOVE the Word® takeaways, a healing masterclass and other courses, a dynamic phone app, and a flourishing community to help you experience deeper healing.  What We Discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – love as beginning and end of everything Minutes 12:01-24:00 – sin and defenses as "protecting love" Minutes 24:01-36:00 – mutual submission, St. Augustine's Sermon on Marriage Minutes 36:01-48:00 – what is mutual submission in vocations and marriage Transcript Click here for a transcript of the show. 

    The Ian Furness Show
    Nicky Scarlotta on his viral TikTok video, the M's vs. Yankees series, and our mutual hatred of the Astros

    The Ian Furness Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 12:17


    Stock markets - Trade and Invest with Aniket Choudhari
    Manali to Leh (500km) on my Cycle- Sorry for no episode uploads since 3 weeks- will be back soon

    Stock markets - Trade and Invest with Aniket Choudhari

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 1:50


    Sorry for the lapse in upload schedule due to my Manali to Leh trip on my cycle Join our Telegram groupfor all free updates about market and finance matters. Contact for availing our services on Mutual funds investment advisory, Stocks selection advisory, Personal finance, retirement planning & crypto investing: Email: freewithfinance@gmail.com Whatsapp : + 91 7058248602 , Click here to send a Whatsapp message Download The FinAzaad App for Financial market courses & Advisory services: Click for Android Click for IOS : (After installing the IOS app, enter organisation code: xtsbl & enter your phone no, verify by OTP & the app is ready to use) Click hereto send me a voice message (Questions, Opinions, Feedbacks) & I will include it in my next episode. Hindi Podcast(crypto, personal finance, career & entrepreneurship) Hindi Youtube Channel(Stocks Technical Analysis) English Youtube Channel (Crypto, personal finance & much more) Disclaimer: This podcast is only for sharing our personal opinions and for educational purposes only. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aniket-choudhari/message

    The Mutual Audio Network
    Mutual Presents: MADCON 2022- Friday 1: Introduction and Narrative(070822)

    The Mutual Audio Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 164:06


    We begin with Faustian Nonsense's incredible hosting of this year's MADCON (The Modern Audio Drama Convention) online with Friday July's 15th's Introduction! Come and join the replay of the fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sunday Showcase
    Mutual Presents: MADCON 2022- Friday 1: Introduction and Narrative

    Sunday Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 164:06


    We begin with Faustian Nonsense's incredible hosting of this year's MADCON (The Modern Audio Drama Convention) online with Friday July's 15th's Introduction! Come and join the replay of the fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jerusalem Studio
    Russia-Iran mutual reliance, Mideast implications - Jerusalem Studio 701

    Jerusalem Studio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 27:26


    Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Tehran last month was not aimed at getting concrete and immediate results. It was unrealistic to expect Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and their host, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to settle all of their differences on various issues, such as the situation in Syria. The intention was obviously to show the West, following U.S. President Joe Biden's meetings with Israeli and Arab leaders that a counter-axis potentially exists, headed by Russia and NATO-member Turkey. Yet, while Turkey's role in this triangle was quickly diminished, the most important bilateral relationship is that of Russia and Iran, between two nations on the defensive over aggressive foreign policies. So, is there a solid basis for the warming of ties between Tehran and Moscow, or are these just shifting sands? Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, Host. - Amir Oren, Editor at Large, Host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play. - Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities - Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin, TV7 Powers-in-Play Panelist, Israeli Public Diplomacy, Security, Intelligence Expert at ICT, the Reichman University. Articles on the topic: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/jordan-iran-trying-to-fill-russian-vacuum-in-syria/ https://www.tv7israelnews.com/russia-policy-unaltered-on-idf-strikes-on-iran-proxies-in-syria/ https://www.tv7israelnews.com/who-is-lobbying-for-iranian-interests-in-russia-an-introductory-mapping-of-key-players/ You are welcome to join our audience and watch all of our programs - free of charge! TV7 Israel News: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/563/ Jerusalem Studio: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/18738/ TV7 Israel News Editor's Note: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/76269/ TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/76256/ Jerusalem Prays: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/135790/ TV7's Times Observer: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/97531/ TV7's Middle East Review: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/997755/ My Brother's Keeper: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/53719/ This week in 60 seconds: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/123456/ Those who wish can send prayer requests to TV7 Israel News in the following ways: Facebook Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/tv7israelnews Email: israelnews@tv7.fi Please be sure to mention your first name and country of residence. Any attached videos should not exceed 20 seconds in duration. #IsraelNews #tv7israelnews #newsupdates Rally behind our vision - https://www.tv7israelnews.com/donate/ To purchase TV7 Israel News merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/tv7-israel-news-store Live view of Jerusalem - https://www.tv7israelnews.com/jerusalem-live-feed/ Visit our website - http://www.tv7israelnews.com/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/tv7israelnews Like TV7 Israel News on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tv7israelnews Follow TV7 Israel News on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tv7israelnews/ Follow TV7 Israel News on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tv7israelnews

    Do U Read BTS?
    Mutual Help: The Playlist

    Do U Read BTS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 13:23


    Hey ya'll! Check out this week's short bonus episode where we gave a playlist for the recently reviewed story "Mutual Help", by Personasintro on Wattpad.  To find this story, visit: https://www.wattpad.com/story/227774884-mutual-help-jjk Songs on the Playlist (visit our socials to hear the songs):  Chris Brown: Under the Influence Avril Lavaigne: Girlfriend Hit Kidd & Glorilla: FNF Sweetie: Best Friend (Ft. Doja Cat) Jackson Wang: Cruel Ari Lennox: 40 shades of choke CKay: Love Nwantiti  Jazmine Sullivan: In Love with another man Jimin: LIE Lyrica Anderson: Smart water Lil Jon: lovers and friends James Blake: friends that break your heart Follow us on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doureadbts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoUReadBTSPod TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeXMYRjc/ Have some recommendations or stories you would like to hear reviewed, email us at doureadbts@yahoo.com. Please include who the story is about and what platform it can be found on. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-u-read-bts/message

    919 Beer
    919 Beer: JB Mutual on the growing non-alcoholic beer segment

    919 Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 46:25


    Michael Hayek from JB Mutual dropped by the 919 Beer Podcast to discuss the growing market for non-alcoholic beers, from brews that taste exactly like alcoholic IPAs to sports recovery focused wheat beers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking Walls
    BW - EP130—003: Philip Marlowe Comes To Radio—Van Heflin, Movie Star

    Breaking Walls

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:08


    Van Heflin was born on December 13th, 1908 in Walters, Oklahoma. The son of a dentist, he began his acting career on Broadway in the late 1920s. Between 1928 and 1936 he appeared in. Mr. Moneypenny, The Bride of Torozko, The Night Remembers, Mid-West, and End of Summer. That year Heflin signed with RKO and made his film debut opposite Katherine Hepburn in A Woman Rebels. He spent the next five years playing character parts. He made his radio debut on The Columbia Workshop in 1938. Heflin signed with MGM as the U.S. was getting into World War II. In 1942 his role as Jeff Hartnett in Johnny Eager won him a best-supporting actor academy award. He got top billing in two B-Films, Kid Glove Killer and Grand Central Murder. Both were popular. Encouraged, MGM cast him as Kathryn Grayson's love interest in a musical, Seven Sweethearts. He soon played Judy Garland's love interest in Presenting Lily Mars, before enlisting in the US army airforce as a combat cameraman. He made a radio appearance too, in Arch Oboler's Parade over Mutual on August 2nd, 1945. This was less than two weeks before the end of the war. After the war, MGM loaned him to Hal Wallis to appear opposite Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and to Warner Bros to co-star with Joan Crawford in Possessed. It was a hit and more radio followed. On January 30th, 1947 Heflin guest-starred on this episode of Suspense. A month later he guest-starred on Family Theater, and in May, he was featured on Lux Radio's “Vacation From Marriage.” Three weeks later, Heflin would begin playing Philip Marlowe.

    Mark Narrations - The Wafflecast Reddit Stories
    My Girlfriend IS MAD I'm Going On A 4 Day Trip With Mutual Friend For A Celebration r/Relationships

    Mark Narrations - The Wafflecast Reddit Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 21:14 Very Popular


    Relationship Reddit Stories, OP's girlfriend is not happy that op is going on a trip with a mutual friend for a 4 day celebration. OP doesn't see the problem with it.

    HRchat Podcast
    Company Profile with Tara Favors: Mutual of America Financial Group

    HRchat Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 17:19


    Our guest today is Tara Favors, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Mutual of America Financial Group.Tara is responsible for HR strategy, including talent acquisition, development, and retention; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); organizational learning; compensation programs; all aspects of employee benefits; and the development of a hybrid employee work policy.  She works closely with the Executive Committee as they implement their transformational business initiatives and update their long-term strategic plan. Questions For Tara include:How can HR leaders make processes more equitable? What do you hope to accomplish in the year ahead?What are your thoughts on the Great Resignation? What should companies be doing to improve retention rates? More About TaraTara has more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership roles in financial services and other sectors. Prior to joining Mutual of America, she was Vice President of Human Resources for the Global Merchant and Network Services business of American Express, where she led aglobal team that provided a strategic human resources partnership to approximately 4,000 employees. Previously, she also worked at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank where she held a wide range of leadership roles across HumanResources. About Mutual of America Financial GroupMutual of America Financial Group is a leading provider of retirement services and investments to employers, employees and individuals. We provide high-quality, innovative products and services at a competitive price, along with outstanding personalized service, to help our customers build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. Their mission is built upon their values—integrity, prudence, reliability, excellence, and social responsibility—which have guided them since 1945 and continue to serve them and their customers well. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.  

    Interviews
    Brian Rivera on the Flow System

    Interviews

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022


    The traditional approaches to the structure and management of firms are becoming barriers to customer value. The Austrian capital theory approach recognizes that all value in the corporation flows to it from the value experiences of customers. Therefore traditional organization design — centralization, hierarchies, divisions, bureaucracy, command-and-control — insofar as they are poorly aligned with customer value actually detract from the value of the firm. There are alternative approaches to business organization, several of which we have highlighted in Economics For Business. One well-articulated alternative is The Flow System (Mises.org/E4B_181_Book). We talk to one of the authors of the concept, Brian Rivera. Key Takeaways and Actionable Insights The first principle of all business organization is the delivery of customer value. The superiority and broad applicability of the Austrian business model emanates from its value-dominant logic. The purpose of business is to facilitate a value experience on the part of the customer. Only value matters, and all else (resources employed, raw materials used, production costs, organization, supplier partnerships, etc.) follows. Austrian capital theory enables managers to identify value drivers (i.e. what resources, raw materials, production costs, organization, partnerships result in the most value for customers). The focus of the Flow System is to deliver the best value to the customer through FLOW: the interconnection of complexity thinking, distributed leadership, and team science. Flow is another term for entrepreneurial judgment. In Brian Rivera's book, The Flow System, flow is described as “a narrative of in-the-moment decision making of judgments”. It is entrepreneurial action and interaction with the environment, irrespective of structure. It's goal-oriented adaptive and collaborative behavior of teams and firms. The Austrian perceptions of the market as a flow, value as a flow and capital as a flow mean that the Austrian business model is perfectly consistent with The Flow System. Mastering complexity thinking is fundamental to implementing the flow system. Many business environments exhibit high variability and uncertainty. We've used the term VUCA to characterize them: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. All business managers and entrepreneurs can benefit from adopting a complexity world-view, and understanding business as a complex system. Complex adaptive systems are open, continuously dynamic, evolving, learning, and responsive to external changes. They can oscillate between order and disorder, they're non-linear and can't be predicted or controlled. Brian Rivera highlights a number of techniques to manage in such an environment, including: Sensemaking: the development of narratives or storytelling to conceptualize the complex environment and develop an appropriate set of mental models. The question to ask is, “What's the story?” — the story that can unite the firm and its partners around a shared understanding and shared purpose. Weak signal detection: in complexity, signals are never clear; uncertainty is the norm and errors are always a possibility. Weak signal detection is simply intensifying the scnning of the environment for insights and noticing more, so that both threats and opportunities can be detected earlier to avoid surprise. Action: the only source of real knowledge about the world is experience, and experience results from action. Therefore, The Flow System emphasizes action — the D and the A in the OODA loop. The Flow System employs a new definition of leadership: distributed leadership. Distributed leadership is described as leadership that extends horizontally, vertically and every place between. The tools of leadership are not structures (such as hierarchy and top-down management) but methods: Psychological safetyActive listeningIntentShared mental modelsBias towards actionCollaborationMentoring. Perhaps the most essential factor is psychological safety among team members. It's a group property — a shared belief in which the team is safe from interpersonal risk taking. Individuals can speak up, take risks, and experiment without fear of criticism or reprisal so long as every action fits within the shared belief framework. There is no command structure, and teams are the building blocks of the organization. There's a new field of team science for collaborative functioning in the workplace. Team science is multi-disciplinary. Teams are necessary for the development of solutions in many problem areas, and the research behind team science has been conducted in many fields (ecology, healthcare, organizational science, psychology and more). A team is a collection of individuals with a shared goal, who interact and are interdependent in their tasks, who have different roles while sharing responsibility for outcomes, and constitute a social entity embedded in a larger system (a business unit or corporation) requiring them to manage relationships across organizational boundaries. A major section of the book The Flow System is devoted to an overview of the current state of team science as it relates to business organizations, covering team size and composition, teamwork, team processes and team transitions, team culture, team effectiveness, and combining teams for multi-team scaling. Here's a sample concerning the functions of shared leadership in a team: Compelling team purpose — exceeding individual goals.Members work jointly to integrate their complementary talent and skills.Outcomes are collective, joint efforts.Members adapt their working approach to each other.Mutual accountability plus individual accountability. Core principles and attributes of The Flow System. Customer firstValue is a flowComplexity thinking, distributed leadership and team science can facilitate the flow when they are interconnected and synchronized. Additional Resources E4B Knowledge Graphic — "The Flow System Guide" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_181_PDF theflowsystem.com flowguides.org The Flow System by by John Turner, Nigel Thurlow, and Brian Rivera: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book Teams That Work: The Seven Drivers Of Tea Effectiveness by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book2

    Mises Media
    Brian Rivera on the Flow System

    Mises Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022


    The traditional approaches to the structure and management of firms are becoming barriers to customer value. The Austrian capital theory approach recognizes that all value in the corporation flows to it from the value experiences of customers. Therefore traditional organization design — centralization, hierarchies, divisions, bureaucracy, command-and-control — insofar as they are poorly aligned with customer value actually detract from the value of the firm. There are alternative approaches to business organization, several of which we have highlighted in Economics For Business. One well-articulated alternative is The Flow System (Mises.org/E4B_181_Book). We talk to one of the authors of the concept, Brian Rivera. Key Takeaways and Actionable Insights The first principle of all business organization is the delivery of customer value. The superiority and broad applicability of the Austrian business model emanates from its value-dominant logic. The purpose of business is to facilitate a value experience on the part of the customer. Only value matters, and all else (resources employed, raw materials used, production costs, organization, supplier partnerships, etc.) follows. Austrian capital theory enables managers to identify value drivers (i.e. what resources, raw materials, production costs, organization, partnerships result in the most value for customers). The focus of the Flow System is to deliver the best value to the customer through FLOW: the interconnection of complexity thinking, distributed leadership, and team science. Flow is another term for entrepreneurial judgment. In Brian Rivera's book, The Flow System, flow is described as “a narrative of in-the-moment decision making of judgments”. It is entrepreneurial action and interaction with the environment, irrespective of structure. It's goal-oriented adaptive and collaborative behavior of teams and firms. The Austrian perceptions of the market as a flow, value as a flow and capital as a flow mean that the Austrian business model is perfectly consistent with The Flow System. Mastering complexity thinking is fundamental to implementing the flow system. Many business environments exhibit high variability and uncertainty. We've used the term VUCA to characterize them: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. All business managers and entrepreneurs can benefit from adopting a complexity world-view, and understanding business as a complex system. Complex adaptive systems are open, continuously dynamic, evolving, learning, and responsive to external changes. They can oscillate between order and disorder, they're non-linear and can't be predicted or controlled. Brian Rivera highlights a number of techniques to manage in such an environment, including: Sensemaking: the development of narratives or storytelling to conceptualize the complex environment and develop an appropriate set of mental models. The question to ask is, “What's the story?” — the story that can unite the firm and its partners around a shared understanding and shared purpose. Weak signal detection: in complexity, signals are never clear; uncertainty is the norm and errors are always a possibility. Weak signal detection is simply intensifying the scnning of the environment for insights and noticing more, so that both threats and opportunities can be detected earlier to avoid surprise. Action: the only source of real knowledge about the world is experience, and experience results from action. Therefore, The Flow System emphasizes action — the D and the A in the OODA loop. The Flow System employs a new definition of leadership: distributed leadership. Distributed leadership is described as leadership that extends horizontally, vertically and every place between. The tools of leadership are not structures (such as hierarchy and top-down management) but methods: Psychological safetyActive listeningIntentShared mental modelsBias towards actionCollaborationMentoring. Perhaps the most essential factor is psychological safety among team members. It's a group property — a shared belief in which the team is safe from interpersonal risk taking. Individuals can speak up, take risks, and experiment without fear of criticism or reprisal so long as every action fits within the shared belief framework. There is no command structure, and teams are the building blocks of the organization. There's a new field of team science for collaborative functioning in the workplace. Team science is multi-disciplinary. Teams are necessary for the development of solutions in many problem areas, and the research behind team science has been conducted in many fields (ecology, healthcare, organizational science, psychology and more). A team is a collection of individuals with a shared goal, who interact and are interdependent in their tasks, who have different roles while sharing responsibility for outcomes, and constitute a social entity embedded in a larger system (a business unit or corporation) requiring them to manage relationships across organizational boundaries. A major section of the book The Flow System is devoted to an overview of the current state of team science as it relates to business organizations, covering team size and composition, teamwork, team processes and team transitions, team culture, team effectiveness, and combining teams for multi-team scaling. Here's a sample concerning the functions of shared leadership in a team: Compelling team purpose — exceeding individual goals.Members work jointly to integrate their complementary talent and skills.Outcomes are collective, joint efforts.Members adapt their working approach to each other.Mutual accountability plus individual accountability. Core principles and attributes of The Flow System. Customer firstValue is a flowComplexity thinking, distributed leadership and team science can facilitate the flow when they are interconnected and synchronized. Additional Resources E4B Knowledge Graphic — "The Flow System Guide" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_181_PDF theflowsystem.com flowguides.org The Flow System by by John Turner, Nigel Thurlow, and Brian Rivera: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book Teams That Work: The Seven Drivers Of Tea Effectiveness by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book2

    Economics For Business
    Brian Rivera on the Flow System

    Economics For Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022


    The traditional approaches to the structure and management of firms are becoming barriers to customer value. The Austrian capital theory approach recognizes that all value in the corporation flows to it from the value experiences of customers. Therefore traditional organization design — centralization, hierarchies, divisions, bureaucracy, command-and-control — insofar as they are poorly aligned with customer value actually detract from the value of the firm. There are alternative approaches to business organization, several of which we have highlighted in Economics For Business. One well-articulated alternative is The Flow System (Mises.org/E4B_181_Book). We talk to one of the authors of the concept, Brian Rivera. Key Takeaways and Actionable Insights The first principle of all business organization is the delivery of customer value. The superiority and broad applicability of the Austrian business model emanates from its value-dominant logic. The purpose of business is to facilitate a value experience on the part of the customer. Only value matters, and all else (resources employed, raw materials used, production costs, organization, supplier partnerships, etc.) follows. Austrian capital theory enables managers to identify value drivers (i.e. what resources, raw materials, production costs, organization, partnerships result in the most value for customers). The focus of the Flow System is to deliver the best value to the customer through FLOW: the interconnection of complexity thinking, distributed leadership, and team science. Flow is another term for entrepreneurial judgment. In Brian Rivera's book, The Flow System, flow is described as “a narrative of in-the-moment decision making of judgments”. It is entrepreneurial action and interaction with the environment, irrespective of structure. It's goal-oriented adaptive and collaborative behavior of teams and firms. The Austrian perceptions of the market as a flow, value as a flow and capital as a flow mean that the Austrian business model is perfectly consistent with The Flow System. Mastering complexity thinking is fundamental to implementing the flow system. Many business environments exhibit high variability and uncertainty. We've used the term VUCA to characterize them: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. All business managers and entrepreneurs can benefit from adopting a complexity world-view, and understanding business as a complex system. Complex adaptive systems are open, continuously dynamic, evolving, learning, and responsive to external changes. They can oscillate between order and disorder, they're non-linear and can't be predicted or controlled. Brian Rivera highlights a number of techniques to manage in such an environment, including: Sensemaking: the development of narratives or storytelling to conceptualize the complex environment and develop an appropriate set of mental models. The question to ask is, “What's the story?” — the story that can unite the firm and its partners around a shared understanding and shared purpose. Weak signal detection: in complexity, signals are never clear; uncertainty is the norm and errors are always a possibility. Weak signal detection is simply intensifying the scnning of the environment for insights and noticing more, so that both threats and opportunities can be detected earlier to avoid surprise. Action: the only source of real knowledge about the world is experience, and experience results from action. Therefore, The Flow System emphasizes action — the D and the A in the OODA loop. The Flow System employs a new definition of leadership: distributed leadership. Distributed leadership is described as leadership that extends horizontally, vertically and every place between. The tools of leadership are not structures (such as hierarchy and top-down management) but methods: Psychological safetyActive listeningIntentShared mental modelsBias towards actionCollaborationMentoring. Perhaps the most essential factor is psychological safety among team members. It's a group property — a shared belief in which the team is safe from interpersonal risk taking. Individuals can speak up, take risks, and experiment without fear of criticism or reprisal so long as every action fits within the shared belief framework. There is no command structure, and teams are the building blocks of the organization. There's a new field of team science for collaborative functioning in the workplace. Team science is multi-disciplinary. Teams are necessary for the development of solutions in many problem areas, and the research behind team science has been conducted in many fields (ecology, healthcare, organizational science, psychology and more). A team is a collection of individuals with a shared goal, who interact and are interdependent in their tasks, who have different roles while sharing responsibility for outcomes, and constitute a social entity embedded in a larger system (a business unit or corporation) requiring them to manage relationships across organizational boundaries. A major section of the book The Flow System is devoted to an overview of the current state of team science as it relates to business organizations, covering team size and composition, teamwork, team processes and team transitions, team culture, team effectiveness, and combining teams for multi-team scaling. Here's a sample concerning the functions of shared leadership in a team: Compelling team purpose — exceeding individual goals.Members work jointly to integrate their complementary talent and skills.Outcomes are collective, joint efforts.Members adapt their working approach to each other.Mutual accountability plus individual accountability. Core principles and attributes of The Flow System. Customer firstValue is a flowComplexity thinking, distributed leadership and team science can facilitate the flow when they are interconnected and synchronized. Additional Resources E4B Knowledge Graphic — "The Flow System Guide" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_181_PDF theflowsystem.com flowguides.org The Flow System by by John Turner, Nigel Thurlow, and Brian Rivera: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book Teams That Work: The Seven Drivers Of Tea Effectiveness by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas: Mises.org/E4B_181_Book2

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
    Episode 497 - Batter Up (Ellery Queen, Bulldog Drummond, & Boston Blackie)

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 87:46 Very Popular


    Take me out to the ballgame for these three radio mysteries set in and around the ballpark. First, Ellery Queen's plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon are thwarted when a movie star drops dead in "The Adventure of the Foul Tip" (AFRS rebroadcast; originally aired on NBC on June 13, 1944). Then, Bulldog Drummond tries to save a team after a pitcher dies on the mound in "Death on the Diamond" (originally aired on Mutual on September 17, 1945). Finally, Richard Kollmar investigates the shooting of a player killed sliding into second base in a syndicated adventure of Boston Blackie.

    Sermons
    Romans 1:8-10 | "Mutual Encouragement" | Bobby Blakey

    Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022


    Romans 1:8-10 | "Mutual Encouragement" | Bobby Blakey

    Can I get that software in blue?
    Episode 16 | Michael Russell, VP Architecture and Innovation @ Mutual of America

    Can I get that software in blue?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 49:19


    Episode #16 of "Can I get that software in blue?", a podcast by and for people engaged in technology sales. If you are in the technology presales, solution architecture, sales, support or professional services career paths then this show is for you! Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Mike Russell, Vice President and Head of Architecture and Innovation at Mutual of America Financial Group. If you don't know what the role of an Enterprise Architect is, come listen and find out how they pick vendors based on the "personality of the buying company". Such an interesting concept and one we hadn't heard described this way before. Contact us on Twitter or LinkedIn to suggest companies or tech news articles worthy of the podcast! Our website: https://softwareinblue.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/softwareinblue LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/softwareinblue Make sure to subscribe or follow us to get notified about our upcoming episodes: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qfPUKO_rPmtvuB4nV87rg Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-get-that-software-in-blue/id1561899125 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25r9ckggqIv6rGU8ca0WP2 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/can-i-get-that-software-in-blue

    Do U Read BTS?
    Mutual Help by Personasintro

    Do U Read BTS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 120:30


    Hey ya'll! Check out this week's review a JK story titled, “Mutual Help”, by Personasintro on wattpad. To find this story, visit: https://www.wattpad.com/story/227774884-mutual-help-jjk Follow us on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doureadbts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoUReadBTSPod TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeXMYRjc/ Have some recommendations or stories you would like to hear reviewed, email us at doureadbts@yahoo.com. Please include who the story is about and what platform it can be found on. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-u-read-bts/message

    Leadership and the Environment
    612: Sebastian Junger, part 1: Humans Thrive on Mutual Dependence, Feeling Needed, But Our Culture Isolates.

    Leadership and the Environment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 61:13


    When I wrote up my experiment to live with my apartment off the grid in Manhattan for a month, I looked up what I did the morning I started. My library records show I borrowed and listened to Sebastian's book Tribe, then my browser history shows I watched a ton of videos featuring him. Soon after I read Freedom, watched Restrepo and The Last Patrol.His work makes you question your values, the values of our culture, and what you do about it. In my case, his exploration to why in a culture of material plenty, that according to, say, Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now or The Better Angels of Our Nature, which say life is the best its ever been, in head-to-head competition, people who know civilization choose to live in other places. His books and our conversation clarify and refine the conditions, but the main appeal of not-civilization is feelings of mutual dependence and feeling needed. Our culture isolates. With affluence has come anxiety, depression, and suicide.His research and writing helped me understand why I enjoy each step of polluting less. People from the outside read me as extreme, but America pollutes extremely much. I've reduced over 90 percent, but I still pollute. I'm finding myself not extreme but traditional.Sebastian shares the main points of his books on community, mutual support, feeling needed, war, love, and more versus isolation and anxiety. At the end we talk about how to restore what we've lost and the prospect of changing culture to sustainability, which looks promising.Sebastian's Home PageLots of videos featuring Sebastian See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Nostalgic Mystery Radio
    Ep.241 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Echo Of Death

    Nostalgic Mystery Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 32:05 Very Popular


    Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.The Echo Of Death: The sound of nails being hammered into a coffin is heard near a woodland cabin, but the murder seems impossible. Originally aired July 5th,1943.Babylon 5 For the First Time - Not a Star Trek PodcastTwo veteran Star Trek podcasters watch Babylon 5 for the first time.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

    ABA Banking Journal Podcast
    Making the move from a stock bank to a mutual

    ABA Banking Journal Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 19:01


    After spending more than a quarter century in de novo commercial banks, Dave Hanrahan made a career move to a mutual savings bank, and he hasn't looked back. On the latest episode of the the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by Apiture, Hanrahan talks about the transition to mutual banking as president of Century Savings Bank in Vineland, New Jersey. Hanrahan discusses the key differences and how his bank tackles the traditional challenges mutuals face in capital for growth. Hanrahan also discusses the commercial real estate market and how bankers can respond to the first rising rate environment in a generation. And as a member of the ABA Foundation board of directors, Hanrahan provides an update on the foundation's new executive director and the role banks play in community engagement.

    Pulp Nostalgia AudioCast
    The Hall of Fantasy - The Night the Fog Came

    Pulp Nostalgia AudioCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 25:34


    This week, we have The Night the Fog Came, an episode of The Hall of Fantasy that first aired in March 1953 over Mutual stations. For more on Pulp From the Pyramids, visit https://brickpicklemedia.com/pulpwraps/.

    Perceptionists Anonymous
    Weekly Energetic Tarot Reading for the Week of July 25, 2022: Partnership and Setting Yourselves Up for Mutual Success

    Perceptionists Anonymous

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 18:26


    Hi everyone! This week we are looking at some unique energies in the way of partnering with others and using your combined efforts to deliver the greatest possible outcome for all involved! Be weary of those that are ultimately critical and demeaning of your work and beware of those that may be jealous or may pretend to support you more than they do. Who is best suited for your affection? Who is best deserving of your energy? Who can you look to for help and guidance? Look that direction!

    Breaking Walls
    BW - EP129—012: Radio, Roswell And The Flying Saucer Craze—Roy Rogers Takes Us Home

    Breaking Walls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 20:37


    Roy Rogers was born on November 5th, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent much of the early 1930s performing with groups like Uncle Tom Murray's Hollywood Hillbillies, The Texas Outlaws, and The Rocky Mountaineers. In mid-decade he joined up with Bob Nolan to form the Sons of the Pioneers. By 1935, they were appearing in bit parts for Republic Pictures. Two years later Republic's top cowboy, Gene Autry, quit in a dispute, and Rogers became a star. He bought a palomino colt, named it Trigger, and taught it tricks that were guaranteed crowd- pleasers. Rogers was soon nip-and-tuck with Autry at the box office. In the mid-1940s he was among the top ten money-makers in the entire industry. He came to radio in 1944 over Mutual. His second wife, Arline, died in 1946. He married his co-star Dale Evans on New Year's Eve, 1947. Hollywood radio's best loved working with Roy. His radio show moved to NBC in 1951 where he also ventured into TV. In 1953 new sponsor Dodge, asked the show to be more adult-oriented. Writer-director Ralph Rose came up with a mystery format, with Evans's song usually figuring in the plot. The January 27th, 1955, episode was called “Faraway Places.” The Roy Rogers Show went off the air on July 21st, 1955. His television series ran until June 9th, 1957.

    Kabbalah Media | mp4 #kab_eng
    Baal HaSulam. The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) [2022-07-24] #lesson

    Kabbalah Media | mp4 #kab_eng

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:57


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    Kabbalah: Daily Lessons | mp3 #kab_eng
    Baal HaSulam. The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) [2022-07-24]

    Kabbalah: Daily Lessons | mp3 #kab_eng

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:57


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    Kabbalah: Daily Lessons | mp4 #kab_eng
    Baal HaSulam. The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) [2022-07-24]

    Kabbalah: Daily Lessons | mp4 #kab_eng

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:57


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    Kabala: Günlük Dersler | mp3 #kab_trk
    Baal HaSulam. The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) [2022-07-24]

    Kabala: Günlük Dersler | mp3 #kab_trk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:57


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    Kabbalah Media | mp3 #kab_eng
    Baal HaSulam. The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) [2022-07-24] #lesson

    Kabbalah Media | mp3 #kab_eng

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:57


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    Lost Genre Reddit Stories
    Girl Demands I Don't Go To A Mutual Friend's Party So I Exposed Her And She Lost - Reddit Stories

    Lost Genre Reddit Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 21:27


    OP was invited to a friend's birthday party and later got a message on social media from an acquaintance that is also friends' with the birthday girl, demanding that OP not go to the party because she doesn't like her. OP didn't reply and told the birthday girl and blew up the friendship.

    The Dave Ramsey Show
    Please Don't Let Your Church Take On Debt (Hour 1)

    The Dave Ramsey Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 41:52 Very Popular


    Dave Ramsey & Kristina Ellis discuss: Putting value on a piece of property, Mutual fund vs a 529, Investing while working on a PhD, Churches taking on debt Support Our Sponsor: Christian Healthcare Ministries NetSuite Want a plan for your money? Find out where to start: https://bit.ly/3nInETX Listen to all The Ramsey Network podcasts: https://bit.ly/3GxiXm6

    Anuva Black Podcast
    Mutual Submission

    Anuva Black Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 108:35


    Dolo might be on vaycay, but he's just a phone call away! Join Suki is alongside special guest Tony as they explore being submissive in relationships, whether or not Black folks actually celebrate the 4th of July, hitting the gym, unhealthy attachments to TV shows ending, spades games at cookouts, another LIVE Suki scenario and much more! Champagne anyone?

    7am
    Mutual obligations: ‘What they're selling is poor people'

    7am

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 17:51


    Many were surprised when the new employment minister, Tony Burke, announced it was “too late” to end mutual obligations. The decision was made to preserve billions of dollars in contracts already signed with companies that profit from the system. But there is no evidence it helps people find work. Today, senior correspondent for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on the industry selling poor people. Guest: Senior correspondent for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Albanese offers no relief for jobseekers

    VO BOSS Podcast
    Balance: Planning for the Future

    VO BOSS Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 27:27


    How do you plan to avoid risk? BOSSES, we're here to help! In this episode, Anne & Erikka dive into the essential planning every entrepreneur should be doing for balance in their business & life. From setting up your 401k to planning for retirement, they bring it all back to how balance is managing and planning for what the future holds. Set up your will, find a good life insurance plan, and know that your future self will be thanking you for all the hard work. Transcript >> It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I'm your host Anne Ganguzza, and today I am back with my brand new series, Balance, with our special guest. Co-host Erikka J. Hey Erikka. Erikka: Hey Anne. Hey BOSSes. Anne: How are you? Erikka: I'm pretty good. How about you? Anne: Thankfully? I am good today. Not that I was really bad any other day, but I've had a few doctor's appointments recently. It got me to thinking, because I still visit my oncologist every few months and I had had some troubling blood results, which are fine, everybody. It's fine. And I'm very thankful about that, but it made me think about what if, God forbid, something should happen to me, and I was unable to work at my full time voiceover career for a certain amount of time or what if I was out for a couple months if I had to have surgery or, or whatnot? And I thought it would be a really good discussion to have. It may not be the most happy pleasant discussion to have, but I think it's an important one to have for BOSSes that run their own business. Erikka: Absolutely. I'm a big proponent of balance in looking at it's easy to think about the present and all the things that you have to do to presently run your business. But to take a balanced approach is also to think about planning for the future. So -- Anne: Yeah, absolutely. Erikka: -- things happen that we don't like, you know, either we get sick or no one wants to say it, but one day we're gonna die, all of us. We have that in common and hopefully one thing happy to talk about is one day we'll all retire and just be able to do the things that we love, even though we love this work. But you know, maybe just being able to go to the beach and make that be your job, you know, so planning for retirement. Anne: Yeah. Such great points. And you know, I've made it fairly clear to many people that know me, that I am planning for retirement. And I don't wanna have to be burdened with, oh my gosh, where's my money coming from? I wanna be able to enjoy my retirement. So let's talk about the things that maybe when you are a creative entrepreneur, we don't necessarily invest in that help us to plan for the future. I mean, number one, health insurance, of course. And I'll tell you, my story is, well, my husband works. And so I'm taking advantage of that. And I take advantage of his healthcare plan, which thankfully has been a good one. And we make sure that we get the best that we can get just simply because I have had health challenges in the past. And it really is a lifesaver when it comes to money in terms of whatever we have to pay out when I go to see the doctor, right. It's kind of crazy. So I think health insurance is super important. And I know if you are union and you are in a certain level of earnings, you can take advantage of the healthcare that they offer. Erikka: Yeah. Actually, everybody knows that currently I'm still have a full-time job. So I'm somewhat in the same position as you, Anne, in that I still have corporate insurance, but I am about, I think like $50 away from qualifying for SAG insurance. Anne: It's there you go. Erikka: It's like $49 and change. It's pretty funny actually. but that's definitely something I'm looking at, even as if it's a possibility to have a secondary. Anne: Well, that's what I was just gonna ask you. Like that's not something that you would replace your current corporate health insurance. Erikka: No, no. No, not for now. I mean, obviously the whole corporate job, that's where I'm at today. Will I still be doing that 10 years from now, doing both? I doubt it. So kind of just having that plan for the future and making sure that me and my family have health insurance. Anne: And it's not a guarantee anymore that when you go to work for a company that you're going to get health insurance these days. There has been a pandemic. And I think that there's probably no more important time to maybe think about health insurance as when there's a pandemic happening. And you wanna make sure that you keep yourselves healthy and can pay for any care that you might need. And especially now let's say you get long-term COVID and that affects you. You were a full-time voice talent. Even if you weren't a full-time voice talent, if you're part-time and you can't voice, what are you going to do? So what about health insurance that could be a secondary health insurance? Erikka: Yeah. Yeah. And I mean, I think that's a great segue to number two is disability insurance. That's something that a lot of corporations offer as well, but if you're not working for a corporation or maybe it's just not as affordable, there are independent disability policies out there. And I do have one, even though I have the corporate job to supplement. So if you can't voice for a few weeks, you can still get some income. Anne: Right. That's actually so smart of you. So what made you make that decision to purchase independent insurance? Erikka: Yeah, I think it was probably -- God. How long ago? At least maybe like seven or eight years ago, I started talking to a financial planner, and we started talking about life insurance and sort of disability insurance comes up in that conversation because it's all about wealth protection. Right? So even though it's making you great money, it's like, again, something happens to you, and that is gone or a lot of corporations with the long term disability, it cuts you down to like 60%. My father had a really bad accident that almost killed him four years ago. And his disability insurance, you know, like, I think like the first week or two was like short term and it's 100%, but then it went down to 60%. He had a mortgage, you know, a dog, like, you know, you don't plan for these kind of things to happen. So you have to have that contingency plan in place. So it really just made me think I had two kids. I was a single mom at the time. And it was like, you know, if something happens, I gotta make sure that we're okay. And I am risk averse. Like the definition, look at dictionary, Erikka J's picture is there. So So I like to have a plan and plan ABC. So I needed to have life insurance and disability. Anne: And you know, what's so interesting. Even health insurance, I'm just gonna backtrack. Just a touch, because it's not a secret. I had some expensive surgery, not so long ago. And in a year, if you have a decent insurance plan, a lot of times they'll say, well, we'll cover you up to... And then after so much money that you put into it out of pocket, we cover 100%. Well, what happens is when you reach that number where you shouldn't typically have to pay anymore out of pocket, guess what? They start determining the procedures that are actually qualify for that. I've got, see, I got so upset about it. I was, I couldn't even get it out. So yeah, some procedures and some portions of your doctor visits or, or procedures, they are not covered under that. I was like, well, look, at least I made my goal. So now I shouldn't have to pay anything else for my next, you know, set of tests that come back. No, come to find out that a lot of that stuff, some of it isn't covered under the policy and the plan. And so you really have to read those plans carefully and the fine print, 'cause a lot of times they make it sound a whole lot better than it might be. Erikka: And I'll backtrack with you, Anne, I'll run back to where you are. Not all health insurance plans are equal, right? So even the ones that are offered by corporations or by, you know, whatever, you know, full-time job you might have or part-time, it might be that if you qualify for SAG insurance, it might be that that plan is better. You have to look at the deductible, you have to look at what is and is not covered at what percentage who's in network that's close to where you are. You know, so just having a plan and not just kind of taking what's thrown at you and looking at your options is super important for health insurance and dental, dental. Oh my goodness, dental. We talk, please take care of your mouth. Anne: Is there any dental plan that covers more than a $1000 worth of work. That's what I wanna know. Erikka: Yeah. I don't think so. Anne: Because I think everybody has the same plan, and it covers up to $1000, and yet some of those dental procedures are way more than that. Especially I know I went through implant surgery a couple years back, and I had to strategically time it so that I got maximum amount of coverage one year, and then I could get the rest of it the following year. And so -- Erikka: We did the same. Anne: -- thankfully I could schedule things a little bit apart so that I could strategically get more money. And that's so important for us, right? I mean, in the middle of those surgeries, you know, my voice changed because I didn't have teeth maybe, or I had teeth or I was having a problem with my teeth, and I was in pain. So that's definitely something to think about. Now, most people, and I'm gonna come back to the short term disability, most people don't even think about short-term disability these days because it's just one of those kind of, I don't know, rare things. But the problem with thinking about it in that way is that it only takes one thing to happen where you will need short term disability or in long term disability. And that's when it becomes uber important that you have protected yourself. Erikka: Absolutely. And that's the balanced mindset, right? Is like none of us want to think about being hurt or not being able to do something for ourselves or being, you know, in a bad space. But the reality is that it is possible. A few years ago I was thinking that I was still a little younger than I was and jumping on a trampoline with my kids and rolled my ankle pretty bad before at a gig when I was doing stage performances. So when I was jumping on the trampoline, it really made it bad. And I had a high ankle sprain and I was in a boot for like six weeks. So thank God. I mean actually it's voice over, you know, that doesn't really affect us too much, but there may be some things that happen where you could be taken outta the game for six weeks or so. Anne: You know, you could be in pain and just that simple fact, right, it affects because what we do is with our bodies and you know, not just our mouths, right? But our bodies and if our bodies are affected, it affects our mouths. It affects our performance. It affects our mental health. I will say, thank goodness that we do, at least when I went through my surgeries, I was back in the studio after two weeks, thankfully. But I also couldn't be in the booth for too long. Otherwise I got tired. I was still recovering. And so thankfully during that time, you know, my husband had a job, but if this were what was supplying the family with financial aid, it would really be something that I would've thought about. Erikka: Yeah. And this is something I'll have to dig more into. So nobody take my word for this. I'm just kind of expressing a thought here. I do think that there are some plans that allow for like partial disability, because like you mentioned, like, you know, right now, like let's say you were back in the booth, but you weren't able to work at full capacity, and you can prove that your income has been affected by that dramatically. I do think that there are some policies that can help you with that too, because you can show that your income has been reduced by a medical condition. That's partially disabled. So just even thinking like that, that there's a variety of scenarios that can happen that none of us want to happen, but planning for the future is important so that you don't put yourself in a bad spot. Anne: And I don't care how old you are. actually the younger you are, the younger you are, I'm gonna say it's highly recommended to think about these things when you're young. Because let's say retirement, right, if you start putting away for retirement or you have a company that is -- do companies match? Erikka: A lot of them do. Anne: Do companies match anymore? Okay. That's good. Erikka: Yeah, mine does. And it's fantastic. Anne: Yeah. That was a big benefit, right, that your companies would match what you put into your retirement that was like, ooh, I have great benefits. And it's really all about that. And I, I have a feeling though that these benefits are slipping away from companies, but they're still very, very important. And I know back when I did work, I have a pension thankfully, which will be coming to me. And so does my husband. So we have that that we're accounting on, but we've also got other plans as well that we've invested in. Mutual funds and whatever it is. What about any other types of investments that you can recommend? Erikka: Yeah. So number three, retirement. Definitely. If you are at a job, please, please, please, please, please get a 401k and do your matching. There are a lot of, I've read quite a few books on this subject that a lot of advice that say that don't go over whatever they're matching. And I could definitely see for me, that's what I do is just up to the match. So like my company matches 6% of my income, so I contribute 6%, and anything else that I can do I put in other places, 'cause you don't wanna have all your eggs in one basket. Anne: Yes. Is that why the recommendation says not to go more than that and to put it elsewhere? Erikka: Because the thing is that when you come of age and you take that money out from the 401k, now that money becomes taxable. And you don't wanna be in a position where now you're 70 and you're paying more taxes, right, than what you're pulling out, then you're making money. Right. Exactly. Exactly. So the thing is that you wanna spread it out, spread the love a bit. And the thing is that as entrepreneurs, we get to double dip. We get to have the 401k, if you're still working at a corporate job, and you can also get a SEP, a self-employed retirement plan or self-employed plan, something like that. I actually just opened one this year. Well, last year. So that way you can put that money aside, still can be pre-taxed. There are also after tax options, like Roths and whatnot. Anne: Yep, yep. That's what I have. Yep. Erikka: Yeah. And there are like different things. You can invest it in like real estate, you know, you can pick which mutual funds or whatever, or have somebody manage it for you. But you just have more than one option to fund your retirement. Anne: By the way, this is a disclaimer for the podcast is that we are not wealth management experts. Erikka: Not at all. This all from personal experience. Anne: Just sharing, yes Just sharing our personal experiences. Yes. And so I'm thankful that I have pensions set up, but that doesn't mean that I'm not investing now smartly in other areas. You know, I have a Roth IRA. I have a financial planner that I work with, and he's actually been taking care of me since my job actually. I just kind of stayed with him because he knows me well and I trust him. And I think that's an important thing, like what to look for in a financial planner. Did you have one recommended to you or? Erikka: Yeah, that's a great question. You know, what's really funny is I don't remember how I met my financial planner. 'Cause originally it was one guy, and I think maybe somebody at work might have referred him, but that guy ended up leaving the company. And I got replaced with another guy and now we're like friends, Brandon, shout out to Brandon with Northwestern Mutual. He's a great guy. I think somebody that just, first of all, listens, they're not just trying to sell and shove stuff down your throat, really listening to your needs and your concerns and what you're looking for, what you feel comfortable with from a budget perspective on spending. The thing that I loved about my financial planers too, is that they didn't jump into the sale of the plan. They obviously explained it to me, but from a total wealth health perspective. We looked at like my debt and like coming up with a plan to get that paid down or off, which yay, I've pretty much done other than the mortgage and student loans. But yeah. So just really somebody that's gonna listen and take your needs into account and make that first, before they get the sale. 'Cause obviously they are selling policies at the end of the day, but yeah, I think that's important. Anne: That's true. And we always have to think about that. They are selling something at the end of the day, and they are profiting off of it. And so that's why it's so important that, yeah, you can find someone that you can connect with. And I think you're right. Looking at someone who's really looking at you and your financial future and at least seems like they have your best interests at heart before they try to sell you. Erikka: For sure. For sure. Anne: Because I think a lot of us get a little bit, whoa. The eyes like, oh my God, I don't know. Talking about money and financial planning gets me nervous. Erikka: Yeah. A lot, lot of people. Anne: Because that's not necessarily my forte. Erikka: yeah. Then you start adding in things that are seen as like morose, which I think is number five we're on now is life insurance. It's like, nobody wants to think about dying. Anne: Yeah. Right? Erikka: It's like, I'll just be here until whatever happens. And I don't wanna think about what's gonna happen. But if you have a family, if you wanna have anything that you wanna leave behind. And honestly, even if you don't have kids, if you have things, like if you have built up some type of wealth, if you have a house, you don't want people fighting over that stuff in probate court and whatnot. And like people trying to figure out how to pay for your funeral. I hate what hurts my heart when I see GoFundMes to have to pay for someone's funeral. You know, families should be able to grieve without having to worry about the money to do it. Anne: I agree. Erikka: Get life insurance. There are so many different types of plans and some are, are more affordable than others. At least look into it and you know, put it in your plan. Anne: Absolutely. Absolutely. And with that, I mean, again, wills, wills are important. Erikka: Wills, power of attorney and trusts. Anne: Exactly. Erikka: Again, it's just my personal experience. But I have talked to a professional and bad girl Erikka, I haven't done it yet, but it is on my list for this year. Yeah. I was educated that a will is not enough. A will, can be contested in probate court. And I was shocked. I was like, really? Are you sure? Like for the lawyer -- Anne: That's actually news to me. Erikka: Yeah. Anne: Wow. So what else is necessary then? Erikka: So I've heard that like a trust is really kind of the most, I guess I could say foolproof --again, I'm not a lawyer, so this is what I've been told. And what I've heard is the easiest way to ensure that what you want to go down goes down. If you already have things set aside in a trust for your kids or for whoever, there's nothing to contest. It's already set aside, their name is on it. The ownership just passes on to them having a power of attorney, especially medical, someone to make those decisions for you. Knowing what the hierarchy is is that normally it will go to your spouse. If you're not married, it will go to the oldest child. If you don't have an oldest child, it'll go to the parent. I might have that mixed up. But knowing what that is, and if that person doesn't want that responsibility, you need to put it on paper of who it might be. Anne: Exactly, exactly. Erikka: Like maybe your husband or wife doesn't want that choice because it's too hard for them. I don't know. Like you have to talk about that. Anne: And not only do it just once, but you have to update it when things happen. Erikka: God, yes. Anne: Right? In the family, it needs to be updated. And I'm guilty of that right now because you know, a family member has unfortunately passed away. And so I need to think about, okay, who would be next in line for my possessions once I pass on? So it is important to kind of keep those things up to date. Erikka: Yep. Yep. And guardianship agreements, which was something I had never heard about. But you have to think about that. If you do have kids, being able to have on paper or even if you're incapacitated for a little while. If God forbid you get COVID, you're intubated for, you know, a couple weeks, who's gonna take care of your kids in the meantime? You don't want that decision to be up in the air. So yeah. All these planning for the future sort of items are just important to think about, especially if you are really just doing voiceover or entrepreneur and don't sort of have, you know, another company that supplies these things for you, you wanna supply them for yourself. Anne: Yeah. And again, bringing this back towards the idea of a balanced entrepreneurial, you know, career. And not just what's the income that I'm bringing in, but what am I expensing, that kind of a thought process? 'Cause we don't like to think about what we have to pay for, but we certainly love the money coming in. And so we don't always wanna think about the future and protecting ourselves or even investing in ourselves for the future, but it is absolutely a part of your life, right, And of course your business as well, to make sure that you have planned for these types of events that can happen. And especially if we can't work, I think it's so important for us. I think most of us don't even think about it because, number one, we're fortunate that a lot of us can work from home. And we've got our studios in our house, so what could possibly happen that would stop me from being able to work in my house. Well, I can't talk maybe or yeah. Some sort of an illness that takes that away from me. And I'll tell you, I have a lot of people that inquire about voiceover that are disabled or want to be in the home because they can't go out for some reason into the workforce and that maybe they are on disability. And so it is a wonderful career for that. But I think if we're healthy and we're not thinking about that, , we're not thinking about it. And I think we need to. Erikka: Yeah. And it doesn't even have to be bad things like, as has recently, you know, everybody should know now that I am with child at 40. Anne: Yay! Erikka: Jesus. Which, I mean, it's great, but it's a little different than when I was pregnant at 25. So, you know, like there are different complications. I've got thyroid issues now that I, you know, I have to take medication for and watch. I'm a little more at risk for things like preeclampsia that could put me out early or put me in the hospital or put me on bedrest. And if I can't work, even though this is a great occasion -- I'm having a new life and a new new family member, but I have to plan. Anne: And you probably have to visit the doctor more. Erikka: That's the other thing, yes. Anne: Because of that, right? Erikka: Well, and I've also been in the booth a little less. I just had to slow down. I have to go to the doctor very often. So there are times where I might have to push a session out or not be able to do something right away because I have a doctor's appointment. Or, I'm in the booth, my breath support is not the same Anne: So I can vouch for that after having surgery on my chest. Absolutely. I mean, yeah. And also, and this is a -- like I thought I'd be young forever, but I'll tell you what, as I'm becoming older, it is so much more important, your health, taking care of yourself because just, I can't do what I used to do. And it just, that impacts my business a little bit. I mean, it's not, it's not a horrible scenario, but I definitely am feeling age and how it's affected me to be able to perform and do what I do on a day to day basis. Erikka: Right. And the whole point is just to have a plan for it. If you have contingencies in place and you know, things that prepare for the future, then you'll be fine. But we just can't just act like everything's gonna stay the way it is because just like technology, as Anne and I know things get old Anne: We need backups. Erikka: We need backups. Anne: We need backups. That's right. We need backups. Oh man. I'll tell you for sure. And I think that, again, it gets to the point where I know there's a lot of people that try to enter into this industry. And it's one of those where I don't know if it's the concept of the dream of, oh, I can work from home, and it's gonna be easy, that a lot of people come to this business without thoughts of investing in the business. They're like, well, I don't have a lot of money, but I wanna be able to work and make thousands of dollars a month doing voiceover. Erikka: Yeah. Gonna spend so many more thousands first. Anne: But yeah, that's this thing. I mean, I think the whole concept of investing in your business now here's a good balance, right? Not necessarily listening to the dream and simplifying things to the point where, oh, it's just so easy. I'll just be able to buy a microphone and do this. No, there's so many things that you have to think about in order to run your business. And then it's beyond that because I know it took me a long time before I really thought seriously about disability, life insurance now that I am doing this full time and really helping to support the family that I have and be able to contribute to it in a very helpful way versus, oh, I can only contribute this because I'm not a fully owned -- you know, my husband is gonna retire sooner than me. And so I'll be the one that will be kind of taking on the, probably the income for a few years until I retire. I mean, I'd love to be able to retire at the same time. And I'll tell you, that's what I keep trying to do on a day to day basis. But in the meantime I found myself planning my business for extra income and extra streams of income so that I can afford to reinvest it in things that will protect us when I wanna be able to just enjoy my life when I retire and not have to worry about health expenses, not to worry about how am I gonna live, how am I gonna pay the rent, or I wanna travel, how am I gonna pay those bills? And so now is the time to think about those things. And any of you BOSSes out there that are thinking about getting into the industry, it is something that you should consider. Yeah, this industry is not necessarily as easy as a lot of people wanna think it is. Erikka: And you have to think about it that even though yes, we're at home and yes, for the most part, we're either sitting or standing in our booths most of the day or sitting down editing, this is still a physical job. It still is labor. Like -- Anne: How could I break an ankle? Erikka: You know what I mean? Like, yeah. You're probably at low risk to break things, but it is still something that requires your body in order to do the work. So as you get older or things happen where you might get sick, you wanna try to find, you know, passive forms of income that can support you such as policies or real estate investments or whatever other investments you're interested in. But also thinking about, you know, me having to work from home for the past two years before even being pregnant, I put on a couple pounds 'cause I wasn't moving around as much. And that affects health. You know? So making sure that you are thinking about that future and taking care of yourself and doing things to move around and get about that people that are working outside the home kind of get naturally that you may not, if you're working from home doing voiceover. Anne: Exactly. And I love that you brought up the idea of passive income that doesn't have to do with voiceover. I mean, passive income is just a -- we can have a whole podcast on that. Erikka: Oh my God. Anne: It's just the coolest concept, right, the passive income, because that's really where I have been delving my concentration into how can I make passive income that's going to supplement me in retirement? And so I love that you said just in other investments, in other areas, not just voiceover, how can you make passive income in other ways? And so, I think a lot of people think that, oh, if I'm full-time voiceover, that's all I have to do. No, think of it this way. You are an entrepreneur. I don't even really think of it. Oh, I'm a voiceover talent and that is my business. I am an entrepreneur and I am a business first. And so to me, the challenge and the joy is how can I make money? Erikka: Multiple streams of income are the key to wealth. Absolutely. Anne: Yes. Exactly. How can I make money so that I am not worried about it or stressed about it? Because that's one of the biggest issues when we first come into the business and we're doing full-time voiceover, and maybe it's the first time you've had your own business. And now you're like, oh my gosh, where's this money going to come from? That's the huge stressor, I think in the first few years of anyone's business is, oh gosh, where's the money coming from? Where's the income? And when you can start to devise and plan and strategize streams of passive income, I think that's when you're really growing your business. And for me, that's, that's so exciting. Erikka: Isn't it? Like, it's really cool to just be able to like make money in your sleep. If we could like man, like there are ways to do it. There are people that do it and to hop on a soapbox real quick, even things that are related to voiceover, this is why understanding usage and having cutoffs for things that are broadcast are so important because that can be passive income. That is voiceover related. If they use your voice again and wanna run it again, you don't have to get in the booth and make that money. You don't wanna cut yourself out of that. So please, I mean, people, BOSSes that are coming into this and coming to see Anne, please, please, please understand usage and have those things in place. Anne: Oh, I'm so glad you landed on that one. Erikka: Yes. Anne: Yeah. Excellent point and usage is, there's that lovely stream. passive income. Erikka: The residuals. They're beautiful. The unexpected checks. Anne: You gotta love it. You gotta love it. Well, what a great conversation. Maybe not as fun as some people like to think in, in this voiceover business, but a definitely a necessary conversation to have. BOSSes, balance, balance in your career, balance in your life, planning, planning for the future. That is most definitely an important factor in maintaining, achieving balance in your lives and careers. So. Wow. So I'd like to give a great big shout out to our sponsor, ipDTL. You too can network and connect like a BOSS. Find out more at ipdtl.com. And I also have another moment that I'd like to take to ask you to imagine a world full of passionate, empowered -- wow. That was a lot of P's -- diverse individuals giving collectively and intentionally to create the world that they wanna see. You can make a difference. Visit 100voiceswhocare.org to learn more about how your voice can make a difference. You guys have an amazing week, and we'll see you next week. Bye! Erikka: Bye! >> Join us next week for another edition of VO BOSS with your host Anne Ganguzza. And take your business to the next level. Sign up for our mailing list at voboss.com and receive exclusive content, industry revolutionizing tips and strategies, and new ways to rock your business like a BOSS. Redistribution with permission. Coast to coast connectivity via ipDTL.

    F3 Nation
    F3 Q-Source: Mutual Competence (Q3.2)

    F3 Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 26:36


    MUTUAL COMPETENCE (Q3.2) -- The General Alignment Of Skill Within A Shared Leadership Team -- https://f3nation.com/q/mutual-competence/

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
    Episode 495 - For Better or Worse (Mr. and Mrs. North, The Abbotts, & Murder by Experts)

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 98:04 Very Popular


    Three crimesolving couples take the stage this week, beginning with Pam and Jerry North who find a new mystery as soon as they get home from vacation. Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost star in "Wheel of Chance" from Mr. and Mrs. North (originally aired on CBS on June 9, 1953). Next, the Abbotts discover a new mystery on a voyage to London. Les Damon and Claudia Morgan play Pat and Jean in "The Dead-White Lifeboat," an Armed Forces Radio Service rebroadcast of The Adventures of the Abbotts. And finally, ex-cop turned private eye Johnny Duke and his wife Susan (aka "Duchess") have a case drop into their laps in the back of a taxi in "Two Can Die as Cheaply as One" - a story from the anthology series Murder by Experts (originally aired on Mutual on April 17, 1950).

    Minutia Men on Radio Misfits
    Minutia Men – Old Man in the Cubicle

    Minutia Men on Radio Misfits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 38:45


    Younger workers complaining about older workers, a mustard shortage in France, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Alabama judge mocking Asians, ridiculous memorization, and a listener story about Mutual of Omaha's Jim Fowler. [Ep276]

    SaaSholes
    Lisa Dennis Founder Knowledgence Associates

    SaaSholes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 52:09


    Lisa Dennis founder of the consulting firm, Knowledgence Associates Joins Pete Jansons, Kevin Gaither and Jamie Carney to discuss whether the best sales reps can become the best sales managers. Lisa is a global marketing and sales strategist and consultant. She brings over thirty years of marketing and sales experience to her work with business-to-business clients. She founded the consulting firm, Knowledgence Associates, in 1997 with a core focus of helping sales and marketing teams “see the world through their customers' eyes™." In 2021, Lisa launched a monthly online show, The Messaging Workshop LIVE on The Sales Expert Channel hosted by BrightTALK. She has worked with companies across a broad range of industries (specialty in high technology, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and professional services) including Akamai, Citrix, CSC (now DXC Technology), Dell, FedEx, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Mutual of Omaha, Tufts Health Plan, Verizon, Wipro, and many others. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/saasholes/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/saasholes/support

    A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
    PLEDGE WEEK: “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells

    A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022


    This episode is part of Pledge Week 2022. Every day this week, I'll be posting old Patreon bonus episodes of the podcast which will have this short intro. These are short, ten- to twenty-minute bonus podcasts which get posted to Patreon for my paying backers every time I post a new main episode -- there are well over a hundred of these in the archive now. If you like the sound of these episodes, then go to patreon.com/andrewhickey and subscribe for as little as a dollar a month or ten dollars a year to get access to all those bonus episodes, plus new ones as they appear. Click below for the transcript Transcript In today's main episode we look at the career of Bobby Fuller, who many have speculated died because of in some way upsetting the Mafia. So in this bonus episode we're going to look at someone who had a much longer, more successful, career, and did so because he managed *not* to upset the Mafia. We're going to look at the involvement of Morris Levy in the birth of bubblegum, and at "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James and the Shondells: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "Hanky Panky"] The original lineup of the Shondells started out when Tommy James was only twelve years old, and still going by his birth name Tommy Jackson. They performed for three years under various names before, in 1962, recording their first single, "Long Pony Tail", under the name Tom and the Tornadoes: [Excerpt: Tom and the Tornadoes, "Long Pony Tail"] That was actually a cover version of a song originally recorded by the Fireballs, a group that Norman Petty had produced a couple of minor hits for at that point, and who would go on to have a number one with "Sugar Shack", but who are now best known for being the group that Petty got to overdub new instrumental backing on Buddy Holly's acoustic demos so he could keep releasing posthumous hits. "Long Pony Tail" was not a hit, and soon the group had changed their name to the Shondells, inspired by the local one-hit wonder Troy Shondell, who had had a hit with "This Time": [Excerpt: Troy Shondell, "This Time"] The group continued making records on tiny labels with no promotional budget for several years, until they recorded a song called "Hanky Panky". That song had been written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, and released as a B-side by Barry and Greenwich's studio group The Raindrops: [Excerpt: The Raindrops, "Hanky Panky"] That record had never been a hit, supposedly because the song to which it was a B-side, “That Boy John”, made people think of John F Kennedy, who was killed shortly after the record's release. But a copy had been picked up by a musician in Michigan, who had added the song to his group's live set, and it had become popular. Another local group, the Spinners -- not the vocal group from Detroit, or the British folk group, but another group of the same name -- saw the reaction that band had from the song, and added it to their own sets. They hadn't got a copy of the record themselves, so they didn't know all the words, so they just made new ones up, other than "My baby does the hanky-panky". When Tommy James saw the reaction the Spinners had, he felt he had to grasp an opportunity. Back in 1960, Joe Jones had recorded "California Sun", a song written by Henry Glover, on Roulette Records: [Excerpt: Joe Jones, "California Sun"] Another group on the same local scene as the Shondells, the Princeton Five, had been playing that song in their sets -- and then a third local group, the Playmates, renamed themselves the Rivieras, ripped off the Princeton Five's arrangement of the song before the Princeton Five could record it, and made the national top ten with it: [Excerpt: The Rivieras, "California Sun"] The lesson was clear -- if a local band starts doing well with a song, it's winner-takes-all and whoever gets into the studio first gets the hit. So the Shondells went into the studio and quickly cut their version, based on what they could remember of what the Spinners could remember of someone else's live versions of “Hanky Panky”, making up new words where they didn't know the real ones. It was released on a tiny local label called Snap: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "Hanky Panky"] The record was a very minor local hit, but didn't get any airplay in major markets, and the Shondells split up, and James joined a new group, the Koachmen. The Koachmen toured for a while, playing dead-end gigs and scraping a living for many months, with constant lineup changes, until eventually also calling it quits. It was then that James got the shocking news that "Hanky Panky" was now number one in Pittsburgh. Somehow a local dance promoter had found the record and started playing it at club nights. It had gone down shockingly well, so a Pittsburgh company just started pressing up more copies from the single, and it sold eighty thousand copies in ten days. The company pressing the record got in touch with the owner of Snap Records, who told Tommy that he needed to put together a new Shondells quickly. As it turned out, there was another band in the area who were called the Shandells (according to James' autobiography -- other sources say they were called the Raconteurs). James became their lead singer and changed the group's name to the Shondells, James went to New York to try to get the newly-successful record national distribution, and to get his new Shondells signed. There was the start of a bidding war, with Red Bird, Atlantic, RCA and others all interested... until Morris Levy of Roulette Records phoned the owners of all the other labels and told them "This is my record". James was quickly persuaded that it wasn't a good idea to refuse offers made by someone with Levy's mob connections, and Tommy James and the Shondells signed to Roulette Records. "Hanky Panky" was reissued and went to number one. The group had a series of hits from 1966 through 1967, including "I Think We're Alone Now", written for the group by their producer Ritchie Cordell: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "I Think We're Alone Now"] And "Mony Mony", a group effort written by several people including Cordell and James, inspired by a large flashing neon sign advertising Mutual of New York: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "Mony Mony"] These early hits helped define bubblegum music, and were massively successful. Levy took a fatherly interest in James, and while he refused ever to pay the royalty rates in James' contract -- James estimates he is owed thirty to forty million dollars in unpaid royalties -- he did make sure that James got what Levy thought was a fair amount, and the two had a good relationship, though James resented much of Levy's attitude towards his music, and had very real qualms about working for a mobster. James particularly disliked the pressure he was under to produce hit singles rather than grow as an artist. James was, though, allowed to change styles as the times changed, and moved into psychedelic rock, co-writing and recording the number one hit "Crimson and Clover" with the group's drummer: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "Crimson and Clover"] And "Crystal Blue Persuasion", inspired by the Book of Revelation, with two other band members, which went to number two: [Excerpt: Tommy James and the Shondells, "Crystal Blue Persuasion"] In 1970, James went solo, having another major hit with "Draggin' the Line": [Excerpt: Tommy James, "Draggin' the Line"] He also co-wrote and produced the big hit "Tighter Tighter" for Alive N Kickin': [Excerpt: Alive N Kickin', "Tighter Tighter"] But two changes in the early seventies saw James lose his commercial momentum. The first was that he started more explicitly writing about his Christian faith, including titling a solo album "Christian of the World". The other, more serious, problem was that a mob war started in New York, with one of the families opposed to Levy's targeting Levy's friends. Levy made James get out of New York and move to Nashville to keep safe, and James moved into country music while he was there, but was unsuccessful in his new genre. James eventually escaped from Levy, as Levy's control over his music industry holdings slipped with his loss of dominance in the mob, but James never returned to commercial success, though his old hits continued to have influence on the next generation of bubblegum pop -- in 1987, Tiffany's cover version of "I Think We're Alone Now" was knocked off number one by Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony". He currently tours as a nostalgia act, and finally receives royalties from his hits. He's often somewhat dismissed as a minor act, but James, with and without the Shondells, had a hugely impressive run of hit singles, and his catalogue is probably due reevaluation.

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
    Episode 494 - Let's Get Away From It All (Let George Do It, Philip Marlowe, & Barrie Craig)

    Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 95:24 Very Popular


    It's summertime, but the living isn't easy for these radio detectives. All they want is a little vacation, but murder and mayhem pop up as uninvited guests and turn their getaways into cases. First, George Valentine hooks a corpse instead of a fish in "The Empress of Fish Falls" from Let George Do It (originally aired on Mutual on August 22, 1949). Then, Philip Marlowe is roped into solving a murder at a ranch in "The Dude from Manhattan" (originally aired on CBS on July 2, 1949). Finally, Barrie Craig is on a train to the mountains when he meets a beautiful woman and finds a dead body in "Death Buys a Bedroom" (originally aired on NBC on July 27, 1954).

    This Lesbian Ship is Intense
    First Kill 104: Mutual Attempted Murder

    This Lesbian Ship is Intense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 98:51


    Cal and Jules navigate the complexity of killing a man and outing yourself as a vampire to your best friend, all on their first date… among other firsts. Meanwhile, their families are dealing with the aftermath of their most recent clash.

    Look at the Book
    The Miracle of Mutual Soul-Sharing: 1 Thessalonians 2:5–8, Part 7

    Look at the Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022


    The apostle Paul wanted to share more than the gospel with people; he longed to share his own soul with them.

    The His & Her Money Show: Managing Money, Marriage, and Everything In Between
    No Crowns In The Castle with Kendall & Fantasia Taylor

    The His & Her Money Show: Managing Money, Marriage, and Everything In Between

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 59:13


    Today, we are joined by Kendall and Fantasia Taylor, couples on a mission to strengthen marriages. They met in 2014 and had a very intuitive agreement, and they're here to share with us how as a couple doing things the God's way, joining accounts and how that has helped their accountability with their finances.  Kendall Taylor is a German-American businessman husband to Fantasia, a famous American R&B singer, songwriter, actress, and author. They've joined together to co-author their book “No crowns in the castle.” Through their book, they describe a godly marriage and offer faith-based and Biblical relationship guidance to readers.   What You Will Learn: Why it's essential in marriage to join together and be one. Relearning individual lessons, preferences, and each other as entrepreneurs. How to incorporate the leading of the holy spirit into all the different areas in each other's lives. Mutual submission in marriage. How to apply their book's "no crowns in the castle" idea to marriages. Fantasia elaborates on why she loves being a wife and a mother more than a singer. How social media has social-engineered and trained us into being impatient. What to expect from their book “no crowns in the castle.” Resources Mentioned: No Crowns in the Castle by Kendall Taylor and Fantasia Taylor Debt Freedom Blueprint Legal & General America Connect with Kendall Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salute1st/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/salute1st Connect with Fantasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tasiasword/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FantasiaVEVO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fantasia Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/tasiasword