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How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Impact By Acquiring, Developing, and Building Relationships

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 22:50


Don Wenner is the founder & CEO of DLP Capital. His mission is to serve the lord, leveraging DLP as his platform, and utilizing his skills as a CEO and Leader to positively impact the major crisis in the world of housing affordability, jobs, legacy, and happiness while being the best father and husband. Don has been the CEO of DLP Capital for 15+ years, Their team has helped more than 600,000 lives by providing solutions to their investors, sponsors, residents, clients, and team members. They have completed more than 5 billion in real estate transactions, achieving the Inc.5000 list for 9 straight years and the 4th fastest growing company in America to make the Inc.5000 list 5 or more years in a row.  Don is also an author & speaker. Let's join Don as he shares his journey with us!   Highlights:   [00:00 - 06:04] Opening Segment Don Wenner is the founder and CEO of DLP capital, a private real estate investment and financial services company. Don has humble beginnings, starting as a 16-year-old working for his parents in their home daycare. He developed himself as an entrepreneur and grew his company to 300+ team members and 3.4 billion capital under management. Today, DLP is one of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America and has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives.   [06:05 - 11:50] How to Succeed as an Elite Real Estate Agent Nathan Robinson convinced Don to get into real estate  Don started a lawn care company and hired friends to help him Don read a lot and developed a system for growing businesses Don shares that he realized that leadership was the main challenge in his organization and focused on developing leadership skills   [11:51 - 19:50] Developing Leaders Requires Dedication and Discipline Don spends over half his time on out-hiring, doing 6-day interviews a week for 10 years, focusing on developing leaders, developing capacity, and developing abilities to execute. Every person at DLP knows their key numbers and expectations and has a personal compass. Building leaders is a lot of work, but having a successful organization is worth it.   [19:51 -22:49] Closing Segment Reach out to Don See links below  Final words Resources Mentioned   Building An Elite Organization - Don Wenner Traction - Gino Wickman Five Levels of Leadership - John Maxwell   Tweetable Quote   “Building a great organization is investing in your people, and you can't fake it.”- Don Wenner   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Don Wenner by visiting www.DLPcapital.com Free resources: www.DLPelite.com Or email him through don@dlpcapital.com   Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com   Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below:   [00:00:00] Don Wenner: You can't fake it. You generally have to care. And in order to really invest in, in your people and invest in them as a whole. And that's one of the other quick notes that we invest a lot in. So I believe one of our core values is called living fully. And I believe living fully is when you're achieving success and significance across all areas, your life.   [00:00:30] Sam Wilson: Don winter is the founder and CEO of DLP capital of private real estate investment and financial services company focused on making an impact by acquiring, developing, and building relationships, housing leaders, and organizations. Don, welcome to the show. Hey pleasure. [00:00:43] Don Wenner: Thanks for having me on today. [00:00:45] Sam Wilson: Hey man. Absolutely. The pleasure's mine. There are three questions. Don ask. Every ghost comes to the show in 90 seconds or less, tell me, where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there? [00:00:53] Don Wenner: Great question. So I started in Beth in Pennsylvania to , two young parents who had me at 16 years old. I moved out of their home at 17 years old and went out on my own as a junior in high school. So humble beginnings. Mom ran a home daycare, six kids in my home. Plus my three younger siblings at all times. My dad ran a prison, was a prison guard. So those were the. Today we have 300 plus corporate team members, 3.4 billion capital under management. We've impacted hundreds of thousands of lives owned tens of thousands of units. We're a large lender and equity partner to other operators as well, grown 60 plus percent a year, every year for 16, straight years, 10 years in a row is one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. Fourth last year out of any companies that made the list five times, we on list 10 straight years, we built a really. Consistent way of consistent growth which is centered around discipline and really great people. So that's where we're at [00:01:43] Sam Wilson: today, man. I love that. So you said you moved out when you were 17 years old and went out on your own. What was your next step? How did you get involved in real estate? I'm gonna ask you a whole bunch of questions here. Yeah, I got it. How did you develop yourself? I mean, as a person, cuz there's a mindset shift that has to happen. When you grow up in a working class run, and again, there's no, no problem with it. I'm not, I grew up very, not even blue collar. We grew up they're poor. Yeah. But there's a mindset shift that has to happen when you go from humble beginnings to, Hey, now we're running a billion dollar company. How did it happen? [00:02:19] Don Wenner: It's a big question. I'm gonna try to keep it tight. But so, the, so my dad told him my wedding he gave a speech at my wedding when he knew I was an entrepreneur and it was when I was in kindergarten and he got a call from the school because I was selling little brown hostess donuts to my classmates for 50 cents a piece. Right. Right. And yeah. And so that, that continued all through my childhood. I mean, in middle school, I. I didn't cut lawns. I ran a lawn care business. I hired my friends. I had marketing and distributions signed up lots of homes. So I just had this entrepreneurial desire at an early age. And my parents were the people who thought about everything is how do I save a penny instead of how do I make a dollar? Right. And it was scraping and claw. And I used to always find myself thinking. Why don't you just work more, right? Why don't you do something else? Why don't you do something more? Right. And so, I don't know what instilled that at an early age. I have a father of three young boys now and so I, I spent a lot of time teaching them and focusing around two big things with them. Grit. And growth mindset. And I think those are things that can be teach te taught and improved upon. But I was blessed that I was kind of born with a growth mindset, a mindset that, Hey, if I'm willing to work hard enough and learn and ask questions, I can do anything. Right. So when I was in middle school, a financial advisor came in. Let's tell you kind of how tell you guys got into real estate. Financial advisor came in, he showed this little chart. On his little chart he showed that financial advisors made more money than doctors, lawyers, accountants, all the jobs your parents tell you to become. Right. And as an eighth grader, when this happened, the, what I took from his presentation, I don't know if this is what he actually said, but this is what I remember was that to be great. As a financial advisor, you have to be really entrepreneurial self starter and you have to be great at. And I was like, well, that's me. Right. I was, perfect S a T score math. It was great, great math and I'm very entrepreneur, right? And I'm like, well, that's for me. Right. So I started shadowing financial advisors in middle school and high school. And I always knew that was what I was gonna do, but I like every other kid, I was told I had to go to college. And so I moved outta my parents' house as a junior high school waited tables to get through high school I'd work, swing shifts, I'd skip school, kind of midday work, swing shifts, get through. But I, still had the determination I needed to go to college fortunate due to. Grades and N a T scores and such. I got nearly a full ride to Drexel university in Philadelphia. And they have the best co-op program in the country. You go to school half the time and school half the time I did, 'em both at the same time but it's a really cool program where they set up these internships. I got to work at BlackRock. I had to work at Merrill Lynch at MC glad Poland, which is fifth biggest accounting firm in the country. Cause I was studying finance. And so I got all these cool experiences, but I already, I got my, my, all my licenses, the day I turned 18 and I could. For insurance and series six, I think 65. And anyway, so I . Knew what I was gonna do. Until, and I kept waiting tables on the weekends and this guy came into the restaurant, worked that I was 19 years old and he kept asking me to come work for him. And he wanted me to come work for him because if you ever worked at a restaurant, the least restaurants I'd work in, this was a Texas Roadhouse at the time. They'd say, Hey, whoever sells the most flaming Yas tonight makes 50 bucks or whatever. Right. So. Everybody was eating flam on that night. Right. So, so he kind of, he was a sales guy. He realized that I was, I had I had some basic sales skills, nothing great. Right. But at least I, had a little bit of persuasion. So, he convinced me to come work for him. Didn't really understand what it was. He told me it was security. It turned out it was ADT security. So my job consisted of. Knocking on people's doors. And I became the number one sales rep in the country for ADT at 19 years old, 150,000 reps. All that tells you is I knocked on a whole lot of doors. And a lot of doors, I got a little better as I went going, but I knocked on a lot of doors and he convinced me to come work for me, him by telling me I would make $2,000 a week. If I came to work. 19. That sounded pretty darn good. My first paycheck was $5,280, and then I was making six to eight grand every two weeks from there. And so I think I'm, I'm doing so great. I'm making all this money. I'm still in college. I'm still, got my plan. And one day I'm sitting at his kitchen table. And he's cuts me my check for the two weeks, whatever it was, 6,000 bucks or something. And I see on the other side of the table, a check for $17,000 a check for $20,000, I'm like, what's that about? And he says, that's my real estate business. So in addition, his name's Nathan Robinson addition to owning this security company, he was a real estate agent. And he, that, that night, he basically convinced me that if I wanted to get into real estate, I would do great at it. And I basically gave up sleep for about three weeks. Took my classes online. Took the exam flew out to Scottsdale Arizona. The day I passed my exam went to a marketing conference, came away from that conference with a marketing message of your home sold, guaranteed, or I'll buy it. And that was October, 2006, the peak of the real estate market. So my marketing message was at a good time. People were motivated to sell and I'd either help, 'em sell their home or I'd step in and buy it. And that was never the plan. But so I started doing and flipping their home and then, that built into all the things we do to this day. So complete mistake per se, but fell in love. Second, I got into the business and kind of never [00:06:55] Sam Wilson: turned back. Man. That's really cool. I love that. I love that. All of that story is fun. I wish we had more time to hear some of the nuance to it cuz that in stories like that. You just go man, like that's really cool. And it just shows the hustle and the grit, that it takes, I think that was the, was that the word you used earlier was grit. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. So just, it just shows the, what it takes and that, that grid is so much of that. You've written a book called building an elite organiz. All right. I'm out here doing it to, and I know you kind of hit alluded to this early on. When you said you, you started lawn care company, you got, you were out hiring other kids to come work for you and cut grass, but there's still a shift from that to building a elite organization, bringing in right team members and effectively scaling your company. How did you learn how to do that. . [00:07:41] Don Wenner: Yeah. That's a great question. So, I was not afraid ever to hire I don't think until you just said that right now, I never connect personally connected the dots between the lawn care side and hiring my friends to, but when I got into real estate I was so busy, I'm in an office of 158 real estate agents, and I'm so busy running around. I realized from, I kind of learned this from the sales trainers, right. From eight to. I gotta be out selling, right. Everything else is a distraction. Right? So three weeks into the business, I hired an agent who wasn't productive in my office to help me part-time she was full-time by the end of the week, I had three assistants working for me by the third month in the business. I wasn't afraid to kind of delegate. And free myself up. And so I did that from early, early beginning. And then what happened was, after a few years of just hustling and I was the main salesperson driving, 90% of the business, I was driving all the strategy. I was, driving the engine forward. And while I'm doing on that, I'm reading a ton. So I had a discipline of reading about three books a week. For the last, 20, 15 plus years, I mainly do it on audible. But I read a lot and listen to lots of people. And then what was cool when I entered real estate, I realized, Hey, there's 1.2 million real estate agents doing the same job. Right? There's a small percentage of doing that job well. So I wanna figure out how to do it. Well, all I have to do is talk to the people doing it well, right. There are people doing well. So I always, took the mindset of, give first and so I. Would go out and reach out to the top real stages in the country and offer them something of value. Something I could teach them, which at the time was how to sell real estate on Craigslist for free. And they would let me come talk to 'em and I'd show up there with eight pages of questions. They want me to come show 'em this Craigslist, gimmick or trick, right. Which I was selling a lot of homes for free on Craigslist. And I'd come with eight pages of questions, right. And ask lots and lots of questions. And within, a number of months, people are inviting me into. Inner circles, these, mastermind groups. Right. And that's what the project, I took everything. When I wanted to get into investing, I said, well, who out there is slipping homes effectively. Right. And I reach out to 'em call 'em right. Go and talk to 'em. Right. And I've just had that pursuit that if I wanna learn something, the information, this is the information age, right. If you're willing to pursue knowledge it's out there. So, so that's the approach I took. And then, so all the reading, I'm doing all the learning I'm doing, I'm hiring people. What I realized is I felt I had this great understanding of how to grow a business from all the learning and all talking to people. But all the people in my company didn't right. They weren't reading three books a week. They weren't, understanding all this. And so about 11 years ago, maybe now I read book that's on your shelf there traction by my friend, Gina Wickman. I said, wow, this is great. This is the first book that actually kind of pulls it together into a system. And so I immediately became an implementer for genome just self-paced kind of went through his program and implemented it into my organization and it was so incredible that it gave that structure. How to grow business. So I realized really on the importance of, of culture, the importance of hiring great people, importance of developing leadership from listening to all these wonderful grades, like John Maxwell and Jim Collins and so forth, and then reading that system helped put into action. And then for us, what happened was that system wasn't enough. It's a great system to kind of get you going and take you from, a few people maybe to 20, 30, 40 people and get your foundation built. And then for us, it wasn't enough as we really started growing. So we. Took the basics of that. And some ideas from the ver harnesses of the world and the Sean coveys of the world and Jim Collins world. And we kind of built a lot of custom tools and we built our own system, which we call the elite execution system, which is what I wrote a book on called building elite organization that we run today, built a technology on and teach to other developers and operators, help them implement and run their business on it. Today, what do [00:10:56] Sam Wilson: you feel like have been some of the greatest challenges that you've overcome inside of your own organization? [00:11:03] Don Wenner: So there's only one real challenge. At the end of the day, in my opinion all challenges all revert back to one singular issue at the end of the day, which is leadership. Every problem you have in your organization comes down to leadership. So everything that we've ever had that hasn't gone, right, or isn't going right, or we're not executing as well as we want or not getting the results we want or having struggle or challenges always comes down to leadership. Every problem you have is a leadership problem, whether you realize it or not. So that's where I've put, for the last 10 years of my life. Yes, and I'm involved in raising capital and we raise lots of capital, right? I'm involved in doing deals. I'm involved in operations. I drive the engine of a lot of the organization, even though we have 300 plus corporate team members yet with all the things I'm involved in, the number one and number two allocation of my time for the last 10 years have been hiring leaders. And developing leaders. So I spend, well over half my time on out hiring I average six day interviews a week, half for 10 plus years, and I do six to eight one on one meetings with my leaders a week focusing on developing leadership, developing capacity, developing abilities to execute. So that's some level. Dedication and discipline around hiring and developing of leadership right. Is not typical. I find in most CEOs or leaders and but I've realized the importance of, and that's the fundamental reason to how we've been able to have the sustained level of growth we've had through multiple cycles, launching many different business lines, et cetera, and sustain. It has been not, I wouldn't say we've kept up with leadership to the growth organization. We've been close to keeping up, right? So we're always feeling we're fighting to have enough quality leaders and have them at the place of leadership level, to keep up with the goals and direction of the organization. But it's a conscious, focused effort [00:12:42] Sam Wilson: when you say, and remind me, sure, have the right question for this. But when you say developing leaders, meeting with your leaders, obviously, KPIs, things like that are important, but there's a lot of kind of soft skill. In leadership that maybe can't be measured on a spreadsheet, there's interpersonal skills. There's things like you just can't measure it. How are you effectively developing leaders? Like what are things that you say, man, these are things when someone comes into our organization that I really, when I onboard 'em I want them to understand. [00:13:12] Don Wenner: Yeah, it's a wonderful question. And so the best book on leadership that's ever been written in my humble opinion is called the five levels of leadership by John Maxwell. It's a classic, it's the best understanding of leadership. And John Maxwell himself has written a hundred books on leadership. This is the best book. And so the way I think about it is most people. And if you haven't read the book, this won't, I won't go too deep in the, we weeds to people, but. Level three leadership is where most people never achieve, which is to be able to consistently generate and produce results with and through a team. And so I realized that in my organization that I have a lot of people who had leadership titles and some influence because of who they are, and they're great people and encouraging, and great cheerleaders and so forth, but weren't able to consistently generate results. And so I spent, probably a couple years really evaluating. Our leaders internally and externally in terms, what are the things that, that great leaders do? What are those? And you said the kind of soft skills, the things that that, that really make a difference. And so the first thing I backtrack is a quick second that we do is every time we hire a leader or hire any person in the organization we. Clearly identified before we even start searching for the person. But then once we hire them, we identify, we call it the R R E K, which stands for role responsibilities, expectations of key numbers. So every person at DLP knows what the key numbers are, that their response, what the KPIs, as you said, and they know exactly what the expectations are. My belief, especially the people we. But most people wanna win. Right? Most people want to do good. Right. They want to be successful, but a lot of people in most organizations, especially entre organizations don't know what success is. It's never even been measured. So they don't even know what they're aiming for. Because no one's defined what success is for their job. So that's the first place that most organizations, most companies fall down. But once we've identified success or they're not achieving success, they're not achieving their goals. We fear why that is. Right. Is it, hopefully it's not the case, this is a hiring issue. If it's a will issue, right. They're not willing to do the work. Right. But if they have a skill issue, right. An ability issue we've developed over again, a couple years, the 24 consistent practices of highly effective leaders. So some examples of those are, discipline and building habits. So they're struggling with keeping up with the whirlwind, right? They don't have the discipline and structure to their life, let alone their business. Right. Do more than you ask for others, make hard decisions, have difficult conversation. We call alignment being aligned and we have a whole method around that. Listening, speaking simply. And. Coaching teaching follow through buy-in collaboration, emotional fortitude. Those are some of the examples and we actually have people self-assess themselves against those. And we have then their leader assess them across those. And just by categorizing those things that a lot of will be considered soft skills, categorizing them in that way, and then be able to give. Clear feedback. It helps sometimes when you feel like, I don't know how to guide them on what they're doing wrong, right. When I can look at this list of 24 practices, I can see, Hey, you've really been struggling with being able to critically think through an issue and be able to kinda lay out solutions, right. And give guidance on how to get better on that and how to improve and so forth. So, so yeah, it takes a lot of work and time and you have to first care enough to do it. Right. So I always tell people, the key in, in, in building a great organization is investing in your people and you can't fake it. Right. You can't fake it. You generally have to care. And in order to really invest in, in your people and invest in them as a whole. And that's one of the other quick notes that we invest a lot in. So I believe one of our core values is called living fully. And I believe living fully is when you're achieving success and significance across all areas, your life. And we categorize life across eight areas faith, family, friends, freedom, fun, fulfillment, fitness, and finance. We have an assessment process that people can assess themselves and we want to help people. The way I think about it simply is I want, if you worked in my organization, I want you to be a great father, a great husband, a great leader in your church, whatever the things that are important to you as well as certainly being very productive in your work. Right. But those aren't contradict. We call it work life integration. We want people who are successful in achieving their goals in all areas of life. And by investing in people as a whole, every person in our organization has a personal compass. They have a goal to what's their own core values, their mission, their family, B a. What they want accomplished in a hundred years and we help them, achieve their goals and connect what they really wanna get outta life and have fulfillment and so forth. And so, yeah, so there's a couple notes on building leaders. I [00:17:14] Sam Wilson: love that. No, that's absolutely awesome. And I think that's a tough thing to tackle a tough thing as you well know, building, building leaders inside your organization. That's a lot of work and it's a lot of. Planning and probably delayed gratification. I would even imagine as you look at it and go, okay, I'm gonna invest this in you. And then it could be two or three years before we start to see fruit. But yet it is that constant cultivation of both culture and people. I think that has taken you to where you are today. Turn left a little bit in this conversation. You guys are involved in a whole suite of real estate investments. Everything from, I think it was maybe I misunderstood this, but build the rent communities to lending, to direct development of multifamily properties. When you want to take on a new business line or a new asset class, how do you guys strategize around that? Figure out the goal and then bring on the people to do it. What's that process? [00:18:10] Don Wenner: That's a wonderful question. And we have throw this out there. So, one of our domain that has information on the book and a lot of these tools that I'm talking about, including when I'm about to talk of anybody can download for free DLP, elite.com, DLP elite.com. You can download this next tool. And a lot of the other tools I've talked about which we call the elite compass. And so the compass. Is in the term for it sort of intraction they call it VTO. So it's sort of like that but a lot more to it. And so we, we have very clear big pictured organization. What's our big hero goal. What's our purpose, our mission, our core values. Who's our core client. What's our secret weapon as we call it. Clearly understanding who we are. In who we serve. And then we go and we break that down then into what's our three year aim for the organization and what's our one year bullseye. And then we break that down to what we're gonna do in the next 90 days. So we've got this really clear direction of where we're going and it's not just something that I know it or I, senior leaders know the whole organization knows it. We do a vision day every year that we invite all of, not only our employees, but all of our investors, all of our operators to join us, or we lay out exactly where we're heading. So anytime we think about launching a new business line or a new product, we go and we look, we filter it against the compass and we say, Hey, is this in a line with our values, with our purpose, with our mission, with our big heritage goes, this gonna help us get there, or is it gonna be in conflict with where we're going? And then it's often a situation of, Hey, we've got 10 different things we wanna do. If we're gonna add one thing in, what's gonna be the most, advantageous thing to do, what's gonna best fit with being able to serve our clients. And one thing that's helped me as an entrepreneur cause I, I, there's lots of things I wanna do. Right. I have, kind of 12 different business lines today that make up DLP capital. But I have 50 that I liked. 'em right. And so one of the things that's helped me to avoid that is that I don't say no to things I say not now. Right? So I'm not ready to do it now. Cause we only have 24 hours in a day. All my leaders are busy, we're all swamped. And that's the other big thing. When we launch new business line, we don't go and set up a separate set of leadership and no we're gonna use the same marketing department, the same it department, the same legal department, the same HR department, same CFO, the same senior leadership team. Who's gonna oversee this, which is what makes it possible. I have to have separate leadership teams and separate values and separate missions. It's impossible too often. I have entrepreneur real estate entrepreneurs who sit down with those on a day. We do at DLP called compass day, where our members come in and we help them lay out the compass to the organization. I sit down with each of our members for a few hours and help them kinda lay out strategy. And I'll get operators sit down with me and they have 10 employees today and they have seven business lines. They're on property management, they're construction management, and they're doing acquisitions and they're raising capital. They're launching a fund and they're doing that in two markets. And they're telling me in the next year, they're gonna add five more markets. And now they're also gonna self-perform construction. And then they decided they're gonna launch a plumbing company. And oh, by the way, we thinking we're gonna lend some money and they have more businesses than they have employees. Right. . Are you doing any of those businesses? Well now are you actually making any money at any of them? No. Right. Why do you need, all these are big businesses. Why do you need to be in every chain? Right. Don't let your, your back of house, become front of the house. Right. And try to do everything yourself. So, that's kind of how we do it, but it's hard. It's hard as entrepreneurs. [00:21:09] Sam Wilson: That's that's well said, certainly appreciate that. And thanks for taking the time to break down. So many of your thoughts here from leadership to how you guys have built an elite organization systems you've built, I've loved hear in your story from, starting selling, what was it? Ding, dons or donuts, host donuts, hostess, whatever. , yeah, that's a fun story. I love that. That's that's something they shut us down. I think I was in third grade, second grade. You remember those those jolly rancher they to sell in stick forms. Huh? Remember that? Yeah. So that was, I used to sell jolly rancher sticks in the the oatmeal cream pies in second or third grade. And I got the teachers shut us down, but that's that's funny. So I'm glad to hear. Somebody else also was in the uh, but you started much younger than I did so well done. it's loads of fun, Don. Thank you for taking the time to come on the show today. This has been an absolute pleasure having you on. I know you've mentioned a few different websites here and ways that our listeners can get in touch with you or learn more about your organization, but just one last time. So it's always in the same place in the show. What is the best way to [00:22:07] Don Wenner: do that? Yeah. The domain I mentioned earlier, we can get all the free resources DLP elite.com. Our main website is DLP capital.com. You welcome to find me on all social media. I have a podcast called to impact with Don winter. And my email is Don DLP, [00:22:20] Sam Wilson: capital.com. Fantastic, Don, thank you so much. Appreciate your time today.[00:22:25]  Don Wenner:  I appreciate it, Sam.  

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Bleav in Tennessee Football

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 58:35


On this weeks episode Kyler and Reed talk about the two DE commits the Vols received recently and what Trevor Duncan & Nathan Robinson can add to the team. They also talk about the potential explosiveness Carnell Tate can bring to this offense and the disappointment of Kyler Kasper committing to Oregon. In-between all this Kyler shares stories of lying to Nick Saban and Derek Dooley calling him the Michelin Man. LISTEN AND REVIEW!! Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2dz8zVfjhB7wYp0Yj36P5A?si=McurJHHJTcakE3KjOdHqPA Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bleav-in-tennessee-football/id1533311033 LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE!! YouTube - https://youtu.be/svCe9ePY3jU FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!! TWITTER: www.twitter.com/BleavinTenn www.twitter.com/kylerkerbyson www.twitter.com/RBacon26 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/kylerkerbyson INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/kylerkerbyson CONTACT US: E: bleavintennesseefootball@gmail.com P: (865) 322-9232

Locked On Vols
Tennessee Football adds Nathan Robinson to 2023 class, a Rodney Garner priority target

Locked On Vols

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 30:36


Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Vols added to their 2023 recruiting class on Monday, hauling in three-star defensive lineman Nathan Robinson of Greenbrier, Tenn. What does he bring to the table? Plus, it's Twitter Tuesday time on the show where we answer all of your questions. Locked on Vols – weekday mornings when you wake up on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts.  The Locked On Vols podcast is your daily show covering Tennessee Volunteers football and basketball with Eric Cain. SUBSCRIBE to the show and catch it on every platform, completely free, right HERE. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. StatHero StatHero is reshaping the way the way you play fantasy sports. Dozens of house based games to play daily. No sharks, no funky props, just your skill vs the lineups you choose. Sign-up today at StatHero.com/LockedOn Athletic Greens Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/COLLEGE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

GoVols247: A Tennessee Volunteers athletics podcast
In-state DL commits to Tennessee

GoVols247: A Tennessee Volunteers athletics podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 30:50


GoVols247's Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan discuss the newest commitment to Tennessee's 2023 class — defensive lineman Nathan Robinson from Nashville-area Greenbrier High School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Give Me An Argument - The Ben Burgis Call-In Show
Episode 42: Nathan Robinson on "Clash of Civilizations" Nonsense

Give Me An Argument - The Ben Burgis Call-In Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 36:00


Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson joins Ben to talk about his article "The 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis is Still Ignorant Nonsense"--and take your calls. Read Nathan's article here: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/03/the-clash-of-civilizations-thesis-is-still-ignorant-nonsense Download the Callin app for iOS and Android to listen to this podcast live, call in, and more! Also available at callin.com

Gresham College Lectures
Going Viral: An Environmental Activist's Story

Gresham College Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 59:42 Transcription Available


Dr Nathan Robinson's video of him removing a plastic drinking straw from a sea turtle's nose went viral in 2015. He has since been developing new ways of using technology to gain insights into the secret lives of marine creatures, including capturing the first footage of a live giant squid in US waters and mounting cameras on shells of sea turtles. This lecture will give a practical guide to building viral science stories to bring about environmental change.A lecture by Dr Nathan RobinsonThe transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/going-viralGresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website.Website: http://www.gresham.ac.ukTwitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollegeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollegeInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/greshamcollege

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
Studying the animals that hitch rides on the back of sea turtles

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 60:51


Dr. Nathan Robinson was part of a sea turtle research team when the team discovered that one of the sea turtles had a straw stuck up its nose. The entire ordeal was recorded and the video went viral on YouTube and contributed to the global ban the plastic straw campaign. The virality of the video changed Nathan's future career as he now focuses on how video can help identify deep-sea creatures and study the behaviour of oceanic animals.  However, the one thing that doesn't get talked about enough was Nathan's study topic during the research expedition where the viral video was recorded.  Nathan was studying the animals that would settle and hitch rides on the backs of sea turtles, called epibionts. He continued to study epibionts for the past ten years and recently created a database of studies and information on epibionts from all over the world.  Nathan recently published a paper on the database and the questions that it answered. He sat down with me to discuss those answers and where he would like the epibiont database to lead other researchers in the future. Connect with Nathan: Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q3i6Uz YouTube: https://bit.ly/3Jme7di Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   

The Skepticrat
168: 168: Ukraine or Shine Edition

The Skepticrat

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 40:00


On this week's episode, we'll try to make the opening salvo of WWIII funny, we'll find out if Ketanji Brown Jackson has been boofing with Squee, and Andrew Torrez will be here to see if Elon Musk can feel shame. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To buy our book, click there: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ To check out our sister show, The Scathing Atheist, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/scathing-atheist To check out our sister show's hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show's sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ Headline Sources: Trump praises Putin for Ukraine invasion: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/13/timeline-how-the-ukraine-russia-crisis-reached-the-brink-of-war and https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/politics/elise-stefanik-biden-putin-russia-ukraine-invasion/index.html and https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/02/25/how-republicans-moved-reagans-evil-empire-trumps-praise-putin/ and https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/business/fox-news-russia-ukraine.html VOX profile of KBJ: https://www.vox.com/2022/2/25/22912842/supreme-court-nominee-ketanji-brown-jackson-biden Williamson hit piece in TNR: https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/02/against-judge-jackson/ And yes, Williamson's amazing Mitt Romney cover story https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2012/08/27/boss/?pg=1 COVID is over…OR IS IT?  https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/25/health/cdc-covid-metrics-mask-guidance/index.html Space junk hitting moon update: https://www.space.com/china-denies-moonbound-rocket-stage Starlink active in Ukraine https://teslanorth.com/2022/02/26/spacex-starlink-internet-now-live-in-ukraine-says-elon-musk/ Nathan Robinson, ”Surely We Can Do Better than Elon Musk?” Current Affairs, April 7, 2021 https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/04/surely-we-can-do-better-than-elon-musk S. Derek Turner, “Broadband Boondoggle: Ajit Pai's $886M Gift to Elon Musk,” Free Press, December 14, 2020 https://www.freepress.net/our-response/expert-analysis/insights-opinions/broadband-boondoggle-ajit-pais-886m-gift-elon-musk Starbucks unionization: https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/25/business/starbucks-union-vote-mesa-arizona/index.html

Earth Day Live!
IDEAS: MARINE LIFE AND PLASTIC POLLUTION

Earth Day Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 64:45


We can't overstate how dangerous ocean-borne pollution is. Join Dr. Nathan Robinson, Marine Biologist and Science Communicator, and Abhiir Bhalla, EARTHDAY.ORG My Future My Voice Youth Ambassador for an enlightening discussion on what plastic is doing to our waters -- and what we can do to help them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earth-day-live/support

Movie Night Extravaganza
Episode 43: Buckaroo Banzai ft. Nathan Robinson and R.C. Roberts

Movie Night Extravaganza

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 113:08


Forrest, J. Andrew World, and Conan Neutron talk about The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension with Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson and RC Roberts

Give Me An Argument - The Ben Burgis Call-In Show

Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson joins Ben to take some calls. Download the Callin app for iOS and Android to listen to this podcast live, call in, and more! Also available at callin.com

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
John McWhorter – Unsettling the "Settled Questions"

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 68:17


The “common sense” of the Woke Left sees so many issues, from the historical effects of redlining to the relationship between race and IQ, as matters that no longer require discussion. “Redlining is responsible for present-day racial wealth disparities, period. There is no relationship between race and IQ, period. End of discussion.”But the discussion is not over, these matters and many others are not settled. Treating them as such just papers over matters of vital concern that require serious thinking. John and I have in some sense made it our mission to unsettle these so-called settled questions. And in the course of doing it, we’ve unsettled the people that consider the questions settled as well. We talk a bit about in this week’s conversation.I begin by talking to John about reaching what may be the current high-water mark of his fame: He was a clue on a recent episode of Jeopardy. There are perhaps more data-driven ways of understanding how fame works, but if the writers on Jeopardy know who you are, you must be exerting some kind of influence on the culture. We then move on to discuss attempts by activists to change math curricula in order to (these activists claims) make them more accommodating to black students. Some argue that these changes don’t alter the fundamental character of math education, but John strongly disagrees. Which is not to say that considerations of diversity have no place in the sciences. Graduate programs in technical fields could take more risks in who they admit to their programs without lowering their overall standards. Doing so might net them the next Roland Fryer (or even the next Glenn Loury). We then return to the small screen. John talks about going on The View to promote Woke Racism, and I talk about debating Michael Eric Dyson on Bill Maher’s Real Time. With the Jussie Smollett verdict in, we reflect on the bizarre story the Empire actor tried to sell and his maybe even more bizarre refusal to admit he lied. We then go on to discuss America’s “black-white” racial binary. With so many people of so many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and colors now populating the country, does this mindset still make sense? And finally, we ask why cultural explanations for racial disparities are still taboo for so many people.As always, this was a stimulating, deep, and fun conversation with my good friend. I hope you enjoy it! This post is free and available to the public. To receive early access to TGS episodes, an ad-free podcast feed, Q&As, and other exclusive content and benefits, click below.Want to give the gift of The Glenn Show this holiday season? Click below to purchase a subscription for a friend or loved one. 0:00 This regular TGS guest was recently a clue on Jeopardy 2:23 Is race-conscious math education as radical as it sounds? 14:17 Why diversity, when done right, can be an asset 19:55 John on The View, Glenn on Bill Maher 26:34 The strange case of Jussie Smollett 43:42 Does the American “white-black” binary make sense anymore? 49:39 If America is irredeemably racist, why do so many non-white people immigrate here? 58:18 What’s the matter with “culture”?Links and ReadingsJohn’s appearance on Nathan Robinson’s podcast Stephon Alexander’s Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of PhysicsDavid Austen-Smith and Roland Fryer, “An Economic Analysis of ‘Acting White’”Andrew Sullivan, “The Woke: On the Wrong Side of History”Matt Taibbi, “The Red-Pilling of Loudon County, Virginia” This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at glennloury.substack.com/subscribe

Current Affairs
Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 47:01


Tara Isabella Burton is the author of Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. She joined Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson to discuss changing religious practices in the United States. Traditional organized religion has been on the decline for years, as more and more young people are identifying as nonreligious. But are we really? Tara's book looks at the way that new communities and spiritual practices, from SoulCycle to astrology to online political communities, have arisen in the place of churches. We discuss: - To what extent these are identities versus beliefs - What a "religion" is and whether the term should apply to these other kinds of beliefs and practices - How charlatans sell people the promise of spiritual fulfillment - The pluses and minuses of having "bespoke" religions for everyone. On the one hand, everyone gets the faith that suits them best. On the other, we may lose our sense of belonging in the broader human community Edited by Tim Gray Nathan's audio is absolutely horrible for reasons unknown. Many apologies for this. Figuring out the problem so it can be fixed in future.

The Michael Brooks Show
TMBS ReAir 19 - Ben Shapiro Sophistry - Ft. Nathan J Robinson, Dick Coughlan, & Alyona Minkovski

The Michael Brooks Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 106:29


TMBS 19 first aired on December 12th, 2017. Episode Recap: We celebrate the historic Human Rights Day speech by Jeremy Corbyn who challenged the most exploitative aspects of neoliberalism and invoked the legacy of the assassinated Chilean Salvador Allende to guide us toward a new conception of human rights. Shout-out to Luke Mayville (@lukemayville) whose campaign medicaidforidaho.org to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Idaho is heating up. Right-Wing Nelson Mandela slams the letdown by twitter lisp Mike Cernovich who humiliated the alt-right. We break down the sophistry of Ben Schapiro with the help of Nathan Robinson (@nathanjrobinson) of Current Affairs (@curaffairs). Dick Coughlan (@dickcoughlan) joins us with a shocking admission about his past, his obsession with nutters, and Dave Rubin's horrendous stand-up. Nation of Islam Barack Obama makes a huge announcement about his new partnership. TMBS Crew Alyona Minkovski (@AlyonaMink) joins us in studio to talk about the sexual predator Roy Moore. TMBS re-aired episodes come out every Tuesday at 7PM EST on The Michael Brooks Show Channel & here on the Podcast App. This program has been put together by The Michael Brooks Legacy Project. To learn more and rewatch the postgame content visit https://www.patreon.com/TMBS

The Captain's Lifestyle Podcast
108: VIRAL: The Infamous "Sea Turtle Straw Removal" & Filming "the Kraken" with Ph.D Marine Biologist, Nathan Robinson

The Captain's Lifestyle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:23


What is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness for ocean conservation?Go viral.In 2015, Dr. Nathan Robinson was filmed removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose—the video now has over 125 million views on YouTube. Four years later he also recorded the first footage of a giant squid - otherwise known as the mythical ‘Kraken' - in US waters. This story made headlines in over 400 international news sources including the front-page of The New York Times.Joining me on the podcast this week is the Marine Biologist and Science Communicator himself.Dr. Robinson and I discuss his passion to protect the environment, the viral event that spearheaded the plastic straw movement, and the power of science communication.Listen to this episode to find out about:• Eco-friendly habits that you can implement • Voting with your dollars to instigate change• Alternatives for plastic products• Sea turtle issues and their conservation• Why small differences you make matter• Creative conservation opportunitiesLinks & mentions:• “Giant Squid in US Waters” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM52qGuNiyw/• “Sea Turtle Plastic Straw Removal” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2J2qdOrW44• “Sea Turtle Plastic Fork Removal” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiTABRQOjk• Nathan Robinson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wild.blue.science/• Nathan Robinson on Youtube: http://youtube.com/c/wildbluescience/• Turtleball website: https://www.playturtleball.com/• The Captain's Lifestyle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecaptainslifestyle/• My personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/captain_taylor_morgan/• My email: taylor@thecaptainslifestyle.com/ • Survey: https://www.thecaptainslifestyle.com/

1001 Crimes
ep 193 - Nathan Robinson Mini Episódio

1001 Crimes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 9:30


Nathan assassinou cruelmente seu pai, mas o que ele fez com o corpo foi um choque enorme para todos.   1001crimes.com.br loja.1001crimes.com.br Assine agora o Starzplay e acompanhe os novos episódios de Dr. Death! www.starz.com/br/pt/ 

Blocked and Reported
Judith Butler's Gender Bubbles

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 69:56


After Jesse and Katie follow up on some pedo stuff from last week's episode (hooray), they talk a bit about the response to Jesse's New York Times review of Helen Joyce's Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality. Then they address a burning question: Did The Guardian censor Judith Butler because she spoke truth to TERFy power, or did nothing like that happen at all? They also discuss Butler's theory of an alliance between gender-critical feminists and neo-fascists. Show notes/Links: Jesse's review of Trans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/books/review/trans-helen-joyce.html Wi spa incident: https://nypost.com/2021/09/02/charges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-wi-spa-casecharges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-notorious-wi-spa-incident/ Max Read on Gawker: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html Crackstarter: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayorrobfordcrackvideoscandalgawkerscrackstarterhits200000goal.html Random girl singing N-word: https://www.gawker.com/white-kid-caught-ecstatically-singing-nigga-by-coache-1697520011 Bryan Goldberg buys Gawker: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/gawker-acquired-bustle-bryan-goldberg-1202871999/ "The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg": https://www.gawker.com/the-relentless-and-well-deserved-mockery-of-bryan-goldb-1325205558 New Gawker meltdown: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments We got bigots reviewing bigots out here!: https://www.gawker.com/media/bigot-reviews-bigot-for-nyt-book-review What's Jesse Singal's Fucking Deals?: https://jezebel.com/whats-jesse-singals-fucking-deal-1826930495 Carey Callahan on informed consent: https://mariacatt42.medium.com/in-which-i-fail-to-find-you-any-gate-keeping-622c447a835f The terrible Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/ Jesse's review was 'violent': https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/1435323903199649797 Murders: https://twitter.com/thesarahkelly/status/1435722753156468737 HRC's fearmongering: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 Polling on self-ID: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/07/16/where-does-british-public-stand-transgender-rights Judith Butler interviewed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/07/judith-butler-interview-gender Original, pre-cuts version: https://archive.is/jds9K Judith Butler wins the Bad Writing Contest: http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm Martha Nussbaum demolishes Butler: https://newrepublic.com/article/150687/professor-parody Eoin Higgins: https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1435355735056162826 Jezebel explains what happened: https://jezebel.com/the-guardian-says-edited-judith-butler-interview-was-re-1847636842 Nathan Robinson says he lost his Guardian gig for being harsh on Israel: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel Widespread claims of censorship: https://twitter.com/search?q=guardian%20censor*&src=typed_query ...but no (thread): https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1435674221586305027 Critique of gender identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVNxYkawao&ab_channel=HelenHeaton WoLF folks on a panel at Heritage: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/conservative-group-hosts-anti-transgender-panel-feminists-left-n964246 Gender Now: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/gender-now

Blocked and Reported
Episode 81: Judith Butler's Gender Bubbles

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 68:30


Show notes/Links:Jesse's review of Trans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/books/review/trans-helen-joyce.html Wi spa incident: https://nypost.com/2021/09/02/charges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-wi-spa-casecharges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-notorious-wi-spa-incident/ Max Read on Gawker: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html Crackstarter: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayor_rob_ford_crack_video_scandal_gawkers_crackstarter_hits_200000_goal.html Random girl singing N-word: https://www.gawker.com/white-kid-caught-ecstatically-singing-nigga-by-coache-1697520011 Bryan Goldberg buys Gawker: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/gawker-acquired-bustle-bryan-goldberg-1202871999/ "The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg": https://www.gawker.com/the-relentless-and-well-deserved-mockery-of-bryan-goldb-1325205558 New Gawker meltdown: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments We got bigots reviewing bigots out here!: https://www.gawker.com/media/bigot-reviews-bigot-for-nyt-book-reviewWhat's Jesse Singal's F*****g Deals?: https://jezebel.com/whats-jesse-singals-f*****g-deal-1826930495 Carey Callahan on informed consent: https://mariacatt42.medium.com/in-which-i-fail-to-find-you-any-gate-keeping-622c447a835f The terrible Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/ Jesse's review was 'violent': https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/1435323903199649797Murders: https://twitter.com/thesarahkelly/status/1435722753156468737 HRC's fearmongering: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 Polling on self-ID: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/07/16/where-does-british-public-stand-transgender-rights Judith Butler interviewed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/07/judith-butler-interview-gender Original, pre-cuts version: https://archive.is/jds9K Judith Butler wins the Bad Writing Contest: http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm Martha Nussbaum demolishes Butler: https://newrepublic.com/article/150687/professor-parody Eoin Higgins: https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1435355735056162826 Jezebel explains what happened: https://jezebel.com/the-guardian-says-edited-judith-butler-interview-was-re-1847636842 Nathan Robinson says he lost his Guardian gig for being harsh on Israel: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel Widespread claims of censorship: https://twitter.com/search?q=guardian%20censor*&src=typed_query ...but no (thread): https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1435674221586305027 Critique of gender identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVNxYkawao&ab_channel=HelenHeaton WoLF folks on a panel at Heritage: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/conservative-group-hosts-anti-transgender-panel-feminists-left-n964246 Gender Now: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/gender-now  This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.blockedandreported.org/subscribe

Yaron Brook Show
Yaron Debates Ben Burgis: Objectivism vs Socialism

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 41:50


In this episode, Yaron and Ben Burgis go head to head on the Objectivism vs Socialism debate. Ben is joined by Nathan Robinson and Yaron Brook to argue about Rand's view that selfishness is a virtue.This debate was recorded for the Ben Burgis "Give them an Argument" podcast and broadcasted on September 24, 2020.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

Give Them An Argument
Season 2 Episode 22: Ben Shapiro is Wrong About Everything ft. Djene Bajalan and Nathan Robinson

Give Them An Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 103:58


Current Affairs founder Nathan J. Robinson and historian Djene Bajalan join Ben to take apart the many terrible arguments made by Ben Shapiro--an individual The New York Times once chose to call "the cool kid's philosopher." Nathan's recent article on Shapiro can be found here:https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/0...Independent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis. Patrons get a bonus episode every Thursday, access to the Discord server, a “Sopranos” Recap Bonus Episode every month with Mike Recine, Nando Vila, and Wosny Lambre, a monthly Discord Movie Night, and "Discord Office Hours" (regularly scheduled group voice chats).Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgisLike, subscribe, and get notifications on Ben's channel: https://www.youtube.com/BenBurgisGTAAVisit benburgis.com

PMN 531
Nathan Robinson - Cook Island's Men's Rugby Head Coach

PMN 531

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 10:07


Tomorrow afternoon, SAT 24 JULY, Navigation homes stadium, Pukekohe at 5:35pm the Ikale Tahi take on the Cook Islands in a blockbuster, rugby world cup qualifier match. The final opportunity for one of these proud nations to play at next years Rugby World Cup. I'm joined now by Cook Islands Men's Rugby Team coach Nathan Robinson in the lead up to tomorrow's big clash. Tickets can be purchased here - https://steelers.flicket.co.nz/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pacific Beat
Cook Islands out to take advantage of battle-worn Tonga in World Cup qualifier

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 7:13


Tonga has been forced to shuffle the pack yet again for its Rugby World qualifier against Cook Islands in New Zealand this weekend. There will be six new caps in the Ikale Tahi's line-up, and the Cook Islands side is quietly confident it can take advantage of the disruption in the Tongan camp and secure a landmark win.

The Kingston Grammar School Podcast
KGS Alumni Part 2: Turtles and Chocolate

The Kingston Grammar School Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 38:07


We speak with KGS alumni Dr. Nathan Robinson and Peter Harris, who are out in the world doing spectacular things.  Dr. Robinson is a Marine biologist whose work with sea turtles over the years has sparked massive campaigns to remove plastic straws from everyday use.  Mr. Harris is co-founder of the famous British Chocolatier and Cocoa Grower which has grown into one of the UK's most advocated brands: Hotel Chocolat.

Baby Got Backstory
BGBS 069: Don Wenner | DLP Real Estate Capital | How Do You Instill Grit?

Baby Got Backstory

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 53:36


BGBS 069: Don Wenner | DLP Real Estate Capital | How Do You Instill Grit?Don Wenner is the founder and CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital, a multi-faceted company that leads and inspires the building of wealth and prosperity through the execution of innovative real estate solutions. DLP Real Estate Capital is the parent company to 7 subsidiary companies with the purpose to “Dream. Live. Prosper.” They are located in Pennsylvania and Florida and conduct business throughout the United States.   DLP has been ranked in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the US for 8 consecutive years. They have earned the #3 spot for Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020 in the real estate and property category by Financial Times and have been named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 15 real estate firms in the U.S. for the sixth straight year, including the #1 team in PA and NJ for sales. Don has built a track record of generating consistent profits in all market conditions and cycles. In less than 10 years, he has grown his business to over $100 million in annual revenue, and in less than 15 years, he has amassed over $1 billion in assets under management. His company has grown by 60% every year for the past 13 years. Since DLP's founding in 2006, they have closed more than 16,000 real estate transactions totaling $4 billion+ and have over 500 loans in our portfolio. They currently have over 1,000 real estate investors and a portfolio of 11,000 units. Don is also an author and speaker. His first book, Building An Elite Organization: The Blueprint to Scaling a High Growth, High-Profit Business, along with its companion – The Elite Journal was published in April 2021. In 2019, he founded the DLP Positive Returns Foundation, focused on making a monumental impact on two epidemics: the creation of well-paying, stable jobs and providing safe, affordable housing. DLP has made a pledge to donate ¼% of all capital, ¼% net revenue, 100% of all book proceeds, and 100% of all American Institute of Investment Housing (AIIH) proceeds to the Foundation. They are focused on raising $1 million by the end of 2021. Don studied Finance and Marketing at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife, along with his two young sons, reside in St. Augustine, FL where he is active in faith and community. He is passionate about fitness & health, devours books on a weekly basis, and enjoys many outdoor activities and discovering new places with his family. He also spends time at his homes in Asheville, NC and Bethlehem, PA. In this episode, you'll learn…Many Americans are struggling with depression and feelings of inadequacy from the current state of the world. As a leader, you can bring significance and happiness into your team member's lives by helping them live fully and feel connected to an impact bigger than themselves. Every problem is a leadership problem at its core. Affordable rent has skyrocketed disproportionately from the slow rise of income in the US, on top of many future jobs being lost to automation. It's a challenge to keep housing affordable without sacrificing a decent standard of living in this age of inflation, but DLP Real Estate Capital is committed to doing so. ResourcesWebsite: dlprealestate.com Instagram: @don_wenner LinkedIn: Don Wenner Facebook: Don Wenner Quotes[9:45] I do believe that grit is what separates the most successful people in the world from everybody else. And I believe that's a fact, not a theory. But the question is, how do you instill grit? How do you instill that drive? [19:09] What I believe is every organization has four quadrants: their strategy, people, operations, and acceleration — acceleration is sales and marketing integrated — and you need to be able to grow all of that together, part of one plan in order to be able to grow consistently and profitably. [28:45] I believe it's our job as leaders to help our team members connect their day to day work with making impact bigger than themselves…and we focus heavily on helping our team members live fully across the eight F's of life, which are faith, family, friends, freedom, fun fulfillment, fitness, and finance. [37:34] The first fundamental part of the challenge is aligning what's good for society or the world with what's good for us or for our investors and trying to align that always because a lot of real estate — good, great companies — are actually a part of the problem, not the solution. Have a Brand Problem? We can help.Book your no-obligation, Wildstory Brand Clarity Call now. Learn about our Brand Audit and Strategy process Identify if you need a new logo or just a refresh Determine if your business has a branding problem See examples of our work and get relevant case studies See if branding is holding your business back and can help you get to the next level Book Your Brand Clarity Call TODAY Podcast TranscriptDon Wenner 0:02 You know, that sort of taken off so we couldn't we didn't have enough capital. So I launched private investment funds and started taking in capital into our funds. And then we start having too much capital more than we could deploy. And we said, well, how do we help other people trying to run businesses similar to us and we started in lending money to others do a running business similar to as other real estate investors. So it's happened in a very natural manner of progression off of helping home sellers and are beginning days. Marc Gutman 0:34 podcasting from Boulder, Colorado, this is the Baby Got Back story Podcast, where we dive into the story behind the story of today's most inspiring storytellers, creators and entrepreneurs. I like big backstories and I cannot lie. I am your host, Marc Gutman. How in the world can anyone afford housing expenses these days, the market is going crazy and the rising cost of housing is far outpacing the rise in wages. It's truly the crisis of our time. I'm Marc Gutman, and on today's episode of Baby Got Back story we are talking about, you guessed it, real estate, housing, and living fully. And before we get into this episode, I want you to live fully. I want you to excel in all eight apps, you're going to need to listen today's episode to understand what that truly means. That all starts by heading over to Apple podcasts or Spotify, and giving us a five star review and rating. By this point in our lives. We all know that algorithms rule the world. And as such apple and Spotify use these ratings as part of the algorithm that determines ratings on their charts. Show that algo who's boss and rate this podcast, own the algorithm. Don't let it own you. Thank you for your reviews. I do appreciate it. Today's guest is Don Wenner founder and CEO of DLP real estate capital. And as you'll hear DLP capital has $1.6 billion in assets under management and they are on track to be a fortune 500 company. You could say they are going places. DLP real estate capital is a multifaceted company that leads and inspires the building of wealth and prosperity through the execution of innovative real estate solutions. DLP real estate capital is the parent company to DLP elite DLP Capital Partners DLP lending, DLP realty DLP, real estate management, Alliance servicing and Alliance property transfer and they are located in Pennsylvania and Florida and conduct business all throughout the United States. So what does all this mean? DLP is taking on the workforce housing crisis head on. They're on a mission to align affordable housing with investor returns. no easy task. In addition to running DLP, Don winter is an author and speaker. He is passionate about fitness and health, devours books on a weekly basis and enjoys many outdoor activities in discovering new places with his family. And this is his story. I am here with Don Wenner, the CEO of DLP capital. Don, welcome to the show. Don Wenner 3:40 Hey, thank you, Marc. Really excited to be here. Marc Gutman 3:42 Oh, really excited to have you before we get into it. Can you tell what is DLP capital? Like? What do you guys do? Don Wenner 3:50 We do it we do a few things. So So yeah, so DLP capital is the parent company to about a dozen operating businesses that operate under the DLP brand. And then short we're a private real estate investment and financial services company. easier way to say it is we invest in, in housing, specifically workforce housing, and then we do a lot of different ways we do that and execute on that. And we're really focused on, you know, making an impact on the affordable workforce housing crisis in America today. Marc Gutman 4:21 Yeah, and affordable housing. It's a topic that I'm sure we'll get into deeper later in the episode, but it's, it's a hot topic right now. It's a real real issue. Don Wenner 4:30 That's not never never been a bigger issue than it is today. That's for sure. Marc Gutman 4:34 Well, I'm happy to hear that you're working on that problem. And looking forward to talking more about what that looks like. But before we get into that, you know, is real estate something that you've always been interested in when you were young and a young young kid? Where'd you grew up done? Don Wenner 4:51 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, known for Lehigh University. Probably most of anything today. Marc Gutman 4:58 Yeah. So you know, when little was running around Bethlehem? Like, were you into real estate? Did you think that this was going to be something that you'd be into as a career, Don Wenner 5:08 and no, never never gave real estate a moment, I thought until I was probably up until about two weeks before I got into real estate. So it was never on my mind in any way, shape, shape or form. So I think I don't know, I don't know, I guess today, you know, more and more, we have a lot of kids coming out of college, you know, who are getting degrees in real estate, and it's, I guess, more in vogue today. But at the time, certainly real estate was not a something I thought over I knew any other kids thinking that real estate was going to be their, their career path. Marc Gutman 5:39 So what were your influences growing up? I mean, did you come from a family that was entrepreneurial, Don Wenner 5:46 I did not. So So my parents had me at 16 so like most 16 year olds, my parents had no money and so grew up in you know, lower middle classes, I guess the nice way to put it, you know, working family you know, bought our clothes either made them or bought them at a yard sale and and, you know, scraping to make ends meet each and every week and month and, and it was you know, great, humble, humble way to to grow up. I'm the oldest of four grown up five now as an adopted sister and, and my parents got divorced when I was four though, and so made made ends a little even tighter and grown up. And in the eighth grade, kind of a big influence for me was I was already entrepreneurial. You know, my dad told that my wedding story how he knew I was going to be an entrepreneur in kindergarten, when he started packing doughnuts into my lunch bag, and I started selling them to my classmates for 50 cents apiece, and, and when the school found out and call them cut my donut supply, that's, you know, kind of when he knew and I never heard that story, and I remembered it when he said I hadn't heard it until my wedding when he when he told it but but that was kind of my first entrepreneur experience and did that all through elementary selling, selling different things, running landscaping businesses and employing my friends and stuff like that. And in in the eighth grade, a financial advisor came into career day. And he showed this little chart that said, financial advisors made more money than doctors, lawyers, accountants, you know, all the jobs your parents tell you to become. And so I was entrepreneurial. And he explained to you know, financial advisors independent and kinda is in control of their own business, and you have to be good at math. And I was like, well, that's me. That's what I'm gonna do. And literally, I was, you know, very annoying eighth grader, shadowing financial advisors and spending my summer trying to learn the business. And I was set. That's what I was going to do. moved out of my parents house in high school at 17 years old and supported my way through the rest of high school and into college and had my mindset while I was at Drexel University studying finance, I was going to be a financial advisor and worked at BlackRock and McGladrey and Poland and some good sized companies, but knew I was going to be a financial advisor. And, and that was until I would wait tables on the weekends to help make, you know, make ends meet and pay for my room and board and whatnot. And a guy kept coming into the restaurant was working at and his name is Nathan Robinson. And Nathan convinced me one day to come meet with him because he wanted to, he kept wanting me to come work for him, and didn't really know what he did. He told me he was in the security business. So I finally sat down and met with them and turned out he was in the ADT, you know, alarm system security business. And he told me, I would make $2,000 a week, if I came to work for him. And I was 19 at that time, and, and $2,000 a week sounded, you know, pretty good. And it was a lot of money. You know, 19 years old now says, Yeah, yeah, 1617 years ago, and, and so, I, for some reason, believed him. And I started working for him the next day. And my first paycheck was $5,280. That was one of my worst paychecks I'd ever I ever earned from there forward. Later in life. Many years later, I found out no one had ever earned $1,000 a week for him less than $2,000 a week but because he gave me that belief, that's what I thought was supposed to earn and my whole job was, you know, knocking on doors. That's literally what I did all day was I knocked on doors, and you know, became the top sales rep in the country for ADT, and making a lot of money and saving a lot of money and, and Nathan also happened to be in real estate. He was a real estate agent at Keller Williams and he convinced me if I got my real estate license, I would do really well. Still in college, kind of didn't sleep for a couple weeks, took my classes online, took my exam and and that weekend, I flew out to a marketing conference the weekend I got my real estate license and I learned the concept of direct response marketing and having a unique selling proposition. My message from that first weekend before ever you know how to sign up at Keller Real Estate was your home sold, guaranteed or buy it? And it was October 2006, which was the peak of the real estate market. So it was a good time and seriousness, it was a good time to get into business. We didn't many didn't think it would be but it was that kind of was the start of my my real estate career. Marc Gutman 10:16 Yeah. And so, what do you think Nathan saw in you? That 19 is someone you know, working as a waiter in a restaurant, you know, and what do you think he saw on you were like, what, what did you exhibit at that time? Don Wenner 10:32 So I know one of the specific things that would grab his attention as you know, I worked at the time I was working at a Texas Roadhouse. So yes, I had the line down. So it was a it was a it was a interesting job. But uh, you know, every night they would do, and maybe we've ever worked at restaurants, you probably experienced this, you know, you had, they would have a contest of, you know, whoever sells the most filets tonight, or ribeyes, or whatever earns, you know, whatever it was 100 bucks, or, or, you know, some sort of incentive. So, when that when we started off that shift, whatever the item was, that was the hot item for the night, that's what everybody was eating. So, so Nathan, realize that, you know, he didn't really get to dictate what he was having. And he was, you know, you know, a lively charismatic guy, and, you know, have a lot of fun with it, that, you know, he was going to eat whatever, you know, he knew what the special was, and he knew that's what he was having. So, after the third or fourth time of me selling him on on some sort of special, you know, he saw saw some sort of, you know, energy and excitement that, you know, he wanted to explore and I don't think I was the first he recruited after restaurants out that I was so special, he, you know, he realized it was a great place to find people willing to work hard and used to be out in front of people and, and so gave me Give me a chance. Marc Gutman 11:50 Yeah, you know, I think there's a rite of passage work in a chain restaurant and knowing like either line dancing, I worked at ci G's. And so I just sing the birthday song, I just actually sang it last week for a friend because I'll never ever forget it. Maybe maybe at the end of this episode, I will delight listeners with that. Awesome. But yeah, and so that's all cool. And you're working hard. And you know, you're, you're catching Nathan's attention. But I'm really curious, like, where does this drive come from? Because I sense like, you know, yeah, there was some, some financial incentive there, you wanted to make money? But why? Don Wenner 12:28 That's an interesting question. So you know, not to detour a little bit, but you know, I just published a book called Building an elite organization. And, and, and I, I've said this a couple times, I joke, like, if I, if I could answer your question, you just asked me, I wouldn't have wrote the book building in the organization, I'd be writing books on parenting. Because if we could all, you know, figure out as the father of two young boys, you know, if I knew the exact formula to what, you know, what creates that drive, and I, you know, grit as we like to call it, you know, that, that's, that's what I'd be, I'd be an expert in today. And, and, you know, I do believe that grit is what separates the most successful people in the world from everybody else. And I believe that's a fact not a not a theory. But, you know, the question is, how do you instill, you know, grit? How do you instill that, that drive? And I think there's lots of things that you know, and I try to do as a parent, such as an example, is, you know, I don't I don't tell my children, you know, my children are eight, nine today, I don't I don't tell them, you know, you're so smart, or you're so handsome, or you're so athletic, I reward the behavior. And so I record you know, man, three touchdowns today. That's a man so impressed with three dozen and man, I'm really proud of how hard you worked this week in practice, and, and how you really, you know, improved on on this and they get, you know, high honor on all A's. I'm not saying man, you're so smart. I'm saying, I'm really proud of how hard you've been working on your homework and not after you've been putting forth and kind of rewarding the things you can control versus what you can't control the effort and the behavior. But, you know, for me, you know, I didn't grow up from entrepreneurs. You said, Actually, my my mom's been working for me now for 14 years, my father for 12 years, my stepmother for seven years, my stepfather for four years, much of my family works in the business, none of them came from an entrepreneurial background or none of them, frankly, have the sort of drive that I've always had. So but I think part of it is coming from humble background helps and that's definitely a concern. I know many who children are growing up in an environment of abundance trying to make sure you keep that that drive and that that focus so I don't have the exact answer. I feel though growing up with your limited limited means and dealing with some embarrassment as it is in you know, kind of middle school age of not having the cool clothes or shoes or, or whatnot. I think those things help shape and shape kind of the drive to take control of these things and more are certainly impactful for me. Marc Gutman 15:00 Yeah, and so you're working in the real estate business, you're getting your start offering to buy houses guaranteed if you can't sell it, how do you make the leap from that from getting into the business to starting a business like DLP? Don Wenner 15:17 You know, for us it everything you know, so it looks today, like, you know, I work with, you know, we help a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses, and especially, especially, we help a lot in the, in the world of real estate. And, and a lot look at what we do. And we have, you know, we have a, we can show a pretty slide or pretty page of our family of businesses, and they look like they just worked so well together. And like, you know, I must have sat back 15 years ago and crafted this, this vision, and, and, you know, and poof, like, you know, we have this, this is perfectly set up organization. But, you know, the reality is that that's not how it how it happened. And really, you know, what we did is we looked for, you know, challenges that are the clients, the people we were coming in touch with, were struggling with, and trying to find solutions. And so it happened very, very naturally, you know, started with as you said, I was a real estate agent offering the guaranteed to sell your home. So I was going out to home sellers homes and offering to guarantee their sale, and that led to some people couldn't even wait to put their home on the market. And we would just start buying their home because they were in such need of selling, especially in the great, you know, recession time. And we had some people who were upside down on their home, and we started a short sale negotiation company and, and scaled that before there was such thing as short sales. And, and you know, and then you know, we started having people who didn't want to, you know, couldn't sell their home because they were upside down, didn't want to do a short sale and kind of destroy their credit, and but needed to move, they were relocating for a job or whatnot. So we started doing property management so that we could help them rent that home, because they needed to move out or move somewhere else. And so it all just came out of helping, you know, home sellers in the beginning stages. And then, you know, as we started growing and helping more and more people and started growing this home flipping business, we couldn't find enough good contractors, I found one really good contractor, but he couldn't keep up. So I hired him to come inside into my organization launch our own construction company, help us, you know, scale a construction company and, and you know, that, you know, really started growing and then you know, the bottom of the market, we said, hey, it's the bottom of the market and 2011 2012 it must be near it. And we said this is the time to build a portfolio. And so we started really building a portfolio of rental properties and providing housing to those who couldn't qualify to buy and in need of homes. And, you know, that started taking off. So we couldn't we didn't have enough capital. So I launched private investment funds and started taking in capital into our funds. And then we started having too much capital more than we could deploy. And we said, well, how do we help other people trying to run businesses somewhat, and we started then lending money to others who were running business similar to us other real estate investors. So it's happened in a very natural manner of progression off of helping home sellers and our beginning days and has taken shape where it is today, which today we're you know, closing in, bender this month, 450 employees, team members, you know, 1.6 billion and a u m, and and you know, doing hundreds of millions a year in revenue, but it's happened, you know, very naturally over these last 15 years. Marc Gutman 18:14 Yeah, and for those of you listening A u m is assets under management. So yeah, thank you get clarification on the jargon there. So, thanks for that, Don. Yeah, I mean, I think about that, and I have so many questions on that, on that last segment there. Because how do you do it? Like, how do you keep starting businesses, in ensuring that they fall underneath DLP in a way that is, is satisfactory to you? Right? I have to imagine that you have very high standards that you you're creating this, this business empire, if you will, and, but it's not just like, Hey, I'm just gonna, you know, you know, throw something on the wall and see if it sticks, it has to, you know, be up to your state, like, how do you do that? And you yourself not get caught up in the details and not get mired down in being a doer versus a leader? Don Wenner 19:08 Yeah, that's a great question. And I, I'll start first start with the last part of that notice, you know, I, I believe strongly my job today here at DLP, and over the past 15 years in each of our, you know, senior executives is still to be doers. So, you know, we expect our executives to be doers, managers and leaders at the same time, and that's not easy. But that's been, you know, really critical, you know, for our success and, and, and I'm still roll up my sleeves, you know, every every single day and, and it helps a ton staying, you know, keeping your feet in the dirt and understanding what's really going on. But, you know, I'd say a couple things to answer your your question, though, is you know, first is I was never afraid to hire. And I realized early on, you know, in sales, you know, I realized that, you know, my fundamental stage we're all salespeople in every every business then they your core. Your core function is is sales. And so my beginning days of being a real estate agent, I realized if I wasn't on the phone prospecting to potential clients, or I wasn't sitting in front of a potential client, my time wasn't being best used. And so I was in the business for maybe 60 days, when I took another agent in my office who wasn't doing very well and offered her a part time job. By the end of that first week, she was working more than full time. And two weeks later, she was so busy, I hired another assistant. And then about a month later, I hired the third two of those three young ladies are still working for me today. But I was willing to put people in place to free me up for to do what I knew was most impactful, where I can make the biggest difference. And, and in the beginning, that was, you know, that was really impactful. And I put built an organization around, you know, some people who are willing to follow me and work really hard and, and in free me up and follow me towards my, my vision, and, and I was, you know, constantly trying to learn and grow and realize, especially in the world of big businesses, such as real estate and financial services, and lending, there's lots and lots of people have done this, and I've done this successfully. And there's other people walk before me who who've done it. And so a constant wanting to learn from from others. And so still, to this day, you know, I'm an incredibly avid learner, I read, you know, three, four books every week. And, and so I was reading and learning and going to masterminds and learning for 20 great people and getting all these great ideas and concepts from the greats like Jim Collins, and john Maxwell, and so forth. And, and, but getting all that information and into in a manner that you can put it all into place, right, because you read one great book about leadership and tells you that's all you need to grow great business and other one is just management. Other one is content marketing. And another one, it's, you know, it's execution, another book, it's all about hiring, right. And but the reality is, you need to be good at all these things at the same time, as part of one system. And, and so we set out, you know, about 10 years ago now, and realizing we needed a system to, and a system that can get everybody in the organization around to be able to really have consistent results. And, and that's where what I wrote a book on called Building an organization is about, it's what we've built over the last decade called the elite execution system. And what I believe is every organization has four quadrants, their strategy, people, operations, and acceleration, acceleration is sales and marketing integrated. And you need to be able to grow all of that together a part of one plan in order to be able to grow consistently and profitably. And that's been really key to how we've grown, you know, by over 60%, every year now for 15 years, while growing our margins is putting that discipline in place. And when you get put that structure in place, and language and terminology that that every business in our DLP business operates under. And you realize most all businesses are more similar than dissimilar. And and as we've gone through a lot of businesses 12 that we run today, I've run over 20 businesses in total, over this past decade, they're all very, very similar, and they have the same challenges, and are very, very similar challenges. And in putting the right structure in place that allows you to be able to execute each day and put the right people in place has been really instrumental in the success we've been able to have and be able to grow multiple business at the same time, without yet coming up with a way to add more hours in the day. Marc Gutman 23:16 And I imagine that staying consistent, staying cohesive, staying connected across all those business units in different businesses is a bit of a challenge. And like So from my perspective, you know, I think, you know, what role does brand play and brand building play in the DLP story? Don Wenner 23:36 Yeah, it's, it's, it's tremendous. For us and so the way I think about it is, is and I think more and more people today are realizing the connection between brand and culture. And so you know, we have a full time executive here at DLP, Patrick, whose title is chief experience officer, and his he's the connection, you know, in in from an executive leadership standpoint, between your cx customer experience in E x and employee experience, and, and I think what's been really powerful for us and growing our brand is, is the level of, of, of transparency between our culture and our brand. And, and there's no difference, right, who we say we are, to potential employees or to our existing employees is exactly the same, as well as exactly the same as who we portray ourselves to be to all the different types of clients or stakeholders we serve. And, you know, are the book again, building the organization, we're teaching this system that we run to other other companies, and many, many cases, these companies were helping implement the lead execution system who were teaching Hey, this is how to grow a great organization. Well, they're coming to our meetings, they're seeing the internal operations we let them come and see a lot of things hands on right. So if we're going to saying hey, this is how you should run a an elite organization, but then they come into our organization realize Wait, they don't You're not actually doing what you said you're going to do, right? Or, you know, we run these big events that we bring are kind of our world revolves around kind of two groups, those who invest money with us into our funds, and then those who we invest money with, that we lend money to and invest equity with. And we'll run these big events where the same, these two groups of people come to the same events, right? And so if we're a different person to those investing with us, and we tell a different story to them, then we tell it to those we're lending to, right. If I tell my investors who are investing with us, hey, we pay you these really great returns and incredible returns, and that's because we overcharge our borrowers, right, and then we tell our borrowers that we're giving them really great rates over here, right? If our stories aren't matching between all the different stakeholders, from our team members to our residents who live in our properties to our investors, to our our borrowers, it becomes very, very hard. So So we really focus on that first and foremost in terms of growing our brand and then, you know, we're going through a process literally right now you referenced that I run a company called DLP capital. Actually today our company is called DLP real estate capital. And we're actually going through a rebrand process right now of knocking out the real estate and DLP capital, and realigning our businesses. Right now. We were on DLP real estate capital and we have DLP lending. We have DLP Realty, we have DLP, property management, we have DLP, construction, management, etc. We're actually going through a process right now of rebranding everybody under DLP capital. So now instead of the DLP, capital lending division, DLP capital, Property Management Division, DLP capital, so everybody's under one brand. If you work at DLP, you're not gonna say I work for DLP lender, you're gonna say I work for DLP, capital lending division, right? One LinkedIn page one, you know, main website. And that's a really big, you know, move that we're going through right now to better align the brand and be able to better align all the products and values we can bring to clients under under one umbrella. So that's, you know, in a very active process we're going through right now, which has been a lot of fun, a lot of a lot have been a lot of excitement. Marc Gutman 27:02 A common question I get all the time is Mark, can you help me with our brand? Yes, we help companies solve branding problems. And the first step would be to schedule a no obligation brand clarity call, we'll link to that in the show notes, or head over to wildstory.com and send us an email, we'll get you booked right away. So whether you're just getting started with the new business, or whether you've done some work and need a refresh, or whether you're a brand that's high performing and wants to stay there, we can help. After you book, your brand clarity call, you'll learn about our brand audit and strategy process will identify if you need a new logo or just a refresh, will determine if your business has a branding problem. And you'll see examples of our work and get relevant case studies. We'll also see if branding is holding your business back and can help you get to the next level. So what are you waiting for, build the brand you've always dreamed of. Again, we'll link to that in the show notes, or head over to wildstory.com and send us an email. Now back to the show. I think what I'm hearing is something that I like to touch on and talk about is that branding is always an ongoing process, right? Even though right now you're going through some identity work to bring all the companies under one banner and one look and feel that's not going to end just with that process. And it's an it's an ongoing process. And I don't want to make a point of that. And I think you've articulated that. And so, as you're speaking I have to ask, you've got like 1.6 you said billion right and assets under management, yet now you're even starting to teach other businesses, how to run a company like yours, like, why? Don Wenner 28:56 Yeah, that's a great question. So the first, you know, root reason at the end of the day is is as first foremost, I believe it's it's my responsibility. So, you know, I believe, you know, I'm, I'm very, I've been very blessed with, you know, we're living in this time living in this country, with the skills and abilities that I've been blessed with from from the Lord and it's my job to do those for the best, you know, good of, of this this world and, and feel called to, to help other companies succeed, help individuals grow, it's not not easy and I've been, you know, figured out certain things through through a lot of hard work and teachings and, and other people willing to give me their time and and and, you know, share it share into into me and and so that's the first reason second is you know, we are very focused here at DLP on on impact. And we have four areas of impact where we're, we're focused on first and foremost is in most obvious is is housing. That's what our whole world revolves. Round is, is housing. So we focus on investing in workforce housing that is and will remain affordable for the local workforce. And that's really everything we do impacts that. The second big area of impact we're focused on is jobs. And right now, in America, mainly due to automation technology, 30 to 50% of jobs will be gone in the next 10 to 20 years. I don't think it's doom and gloom, that doesn't mean our country's ending society's going to hell, I think technology is going to create a big wave of job creation and new types of jobs. But those jobs are only going to be created by small businesses, or I should say, predominantly by small businesses, right, they're not going to be created by governments, they're going to be created by small businesses. And I know firsthand how difficult it is to grow a business despite being an amazing time that we're faced with the global competition, it's very challenging to grow to grow consistently and grow profitably. And so I believe that it's needed, you know, a system to scale entrepreneurial businesses is needed and can be the difference between an organization hitting a plateau of a really great CEO and some, you know, followers who get to a million or 3 million or 5 million or whatever revenue and just can't, can't grow beyond that can't create more jobs can't really make the level of impact that they like. And then we're also really focused on two other areas of impact which tie in the third is on legacy. And we want to help people live and leave a legacy and, and right now those who work really hard and have success, unfortunately, the majority of first generation wealth creators, wealth is lost by the second or third generation, and doesn't have to be that way. And not only is the wealth loss, but often they didn't really leave a legacy or get to live one and for a number of reasons, which we could get into if we wanted to. And and the fourth crisis we're really focused on which ties all these all these other crisis is really together is, is happiness. And, you know, right now, we've never been in a state of a higher percentage of people suffering from mental illness. The number one mental illness people suffer from is depression. And stats are kind of all over the place, but it's somewhere around 40% of Americans are struggling with depression is the most recent stats I've heard COVID has dramatically sparked that up and, and I believe that historically, you know, meaning the last many generations, people get their, their feeling their happiness, and their, you know, derive Your happiness is derived from the feeling of importance and significance. And people you know, Dale Carnegie and the great book, you know how to win friends and influence people. You know, it says that the number one human desire is that of the feeling of importance and significance. And historically, we've get that feeling from our work. And more and more today, people don't have that same connection with their job with their employer with their careers they once did. Couple that with social media and the feelings of inadequacy that that many face, I believe it's our job as leaders to help our team members connect their day to day work with with making impact bigger than themselves. And that by doing that, that that'll help them get the feeling of significance and importance they can carry into their their home life into the end of their faith life. And, and we focus on we have a whole chapter of the book is on living fully. And we focus heavily on helping our team members live fully across the eight F's of life, which are faith, family, friends, freedom, fun, fulfillment, fitness and finance. And, and I believe that's our job as business leaders, helping our team members get gaining importance and fulfillment in all areas of their life. And, and so I want to help not only grow great organizations, but also help those organizations organizations create happy, impactful people who can make an impact at work and outside of work. Marc Gutman 33:51 Yeah, can you give us an example of how you support which is a EFS? That I get the PDFs? Yeah, it is. Don Wenner 33:58 Yeah, absolutely. So so one of the the core fundamental tools, kind of where things start with our operating system called the lead execution system is developing what we call a compass, which is laying out a clear direction to where the company is going starting with purpose and mission and a clear B hag and understanding your core client and your brand promises and, and then getting into what your three year aim is for the organization and laying out a very clear one year bull's eye. And that's kind of the centering point of of our lead execution system. Well, we have a similar tool we call the personal compass. And so here at DLP, every one of our team members creates a personal compass where we help them evaluate their own personal mission statement, help them do we call a life assessment and go and assess their life across these eight areas of life, and evaluate where they're at today. And then we help them set a living fully dashboard, which is setting generally about 10 goals each year across these eight apps of what they want to accomplish in Next year to live fully, and just going through that process of really evaluating your life, looking at it holistically, setting clear goals, and then building a culture of helping them achieve those goals. And we don't just do it once a year as an exercise. We live it throughout the year we have a living fully day where we spent a whole day focused on everything but work and bring in all kinds of experts on personal finance, meditation, fitness, etc. We do Miracle Morning, every morning with actual workout group every morning on zoom people all over the country do we have a morning prayer group, we have a FitLife group, we have a single mom support group, we have a lot of things focused on whatever the needs of our team members are, we have this group called driven for greatness we have meaning for 12 years, we read a book together, we buy everybody audible accounts, we buy everybody fitbits we buy everybody Beachbody on demand accounts, a lot of personal tools. And we read a book together and different frontline team members lead us to the discussion of that book every other week and getting people who otherwise wouldn't be exposed to self improvement in these types of ideas in this in this environment, think about construction workers and maintenance technicians such who think would never have haven't listened to a business book in their whole life before coming to DLP. And now you know, leading a group on on a book on you know, a personal development book, I mean, it's just really, really cool process. So you know, then doing things helping people be able to you know, have appropriate time off helping show firsthand, you know, I coach my kids soccer, I don't know nothing about soccer still, even though I coach this past season, but I also coach their football and their and their basketball sports, I know a little bit more of how and, and, and, you know, so much so and I and I highlight that and show that organization that Yeah, I leave, you know, work at 530 and go coach my kids sports and, and, and having that in it work life integration, as we call it, where you're focusing on being fulfilled and succeeding in each of these areas at the same time, which is where real success, I feel comes from. And so our leaders, not just myself lead by example. And, and, and we want to really create a great environment. I had a team member a few years ago, probably about eight years ago now, who had a heart attack. And he had some other you know, he was a smoker and had some other, you know, issues. But you know, he'd been working really, really hard and a lot of us had known he had been really stressed out and been, you know, really pushed himself too hard. And luckily, he's he he ended up living, but we thought he was he might die and and it was it was on it was touching go for a while. And you know, that hit me. And I was like, man, I never want to be looking back saying, Man, somebody literally died here because they work so hard. They didn't take care of themselves. I don't want to find out that one of my team members, they got a divorce because they're not home, and they're not attentive to their wife. And, and because I'm working so hard, right? So so so those are some of the, you know, simple concepts and things that we've put into place to really help our people live fully. And there's the lessons, we teach and provide very specific tools to help put this in action into into other businesses. Marc Gutman 38:01 That's super inspirational. And thank you for sharing, it's no question or no wonder why DLP is seeing such success, you can really feel it in that explanation of going through the eight apps. And so when you think about your business, what's hard about it? What don't we know? What don't we see? What don't maybe even most of your team members see, like, what what's hard about it? Don Wenner 38:25 You know, I'd say the hardest part, you know, I think about every business, no matter what its size is really every problem starts in many ways or stops around leadership. So I believe every problem we have is a leadership problem at its at its core. So you know, from a simple standpoint, the hardest part when you're growing at you know, 60 plus percent a year is in leadership development. And our focus and we believe the key to having a truly enduring organization over many, many decades is our ability to develop leaders, you know, develop people from the frontline coming in, in the front end of our frontline of the organization, be able to develop them into senior executive roles. And but when you're growing in this kind of pace, we've also had to supplement with hiring great leaders from outside the organization and integrate them into the culture and, and it's hard. I mean, it's it's hard as much as we've heard over the last, you know, year about high unemployment, different cases. The reality is every company, especially every growing company is struggling to find enough good people, let alone strong, strong leaders. So that's the biggest day to day challenge. And that's been the number one place where I spend my time the number one place I spent my time in the past decade, pretty much the same thing every week, every month is on hiring. And then the second biggest place I spend spend my time for the past decade is on the development of our people, especially our leaders. So that's the biggest challenge. I'd say the hardest part though, of that is when you get when you have people who are really loved the organization who who work really hard, but just can't get to the next level to keep up with the pace of growth and when you have to Either, you know, some cases part ways or have to, you know, sort of higher above somebody's capability despite that person's well intentions and wanting to be able to own that, that job not being able to grow at a fast enough pace, kind of the saying that, you know, I've heard in the past is, you know, those who got you here can't get you to where you need to go and, and and certainly I look at first and foremost, when that happens as a as my fault and that it's a leadership shortfall that I didn't get my people to the point of being able to handle the growth fast enough. And so that's the hardest part we have such great people who are well intentioned and want to be successful want the company be successful, but just simply have a have a lid today anyway. And we've had to, you know, go and higher above and some of those cases have turned out to be incredible success stories where they've been repurposed or been okay, having some reporting somebody else and have thrived and grown and other cases where they're, you know, people's, even though we're, you know, one of our core values is humble confidence. And we have very limited egos here are some of the People's, you know, egos can't, a lot can't accept kind of when that happens. And we've we've lost some some good people. So that's, that's been, I'd say, the biggest actual challenge on a day to day basis. Marc Gutman 41:16 Yeah. And as you as I'm processing those thoughts around the challenges you have internally in running the business, what are some of the challenges that you're experiencing in this affordable workforce environment? Like, you know, I'm not that familiar with it. I'm guessing a lot of our listeners may not be like, what, what's that challenge? Don Wenner 41:35 No, say the first fundamental part of the challenge is, is make is aligning what's good for, you know, what's good for society, or the world or with what's good for, for us or for our investors and trying to align that always right, because a lot of real estate, good, great companies, good real estate operators, developers, are actually a part of the problem, not the solution. And what I mean by that is a lot of companies out there they go and buy, say, an apartment community, where the rents are $900 a month, which almost every place in America today needs more $900 month apartments. And so they buy that community where rents are $90 a month, and they come in, they have an investment plan, that makes sense, and they dump a ton of money into that property. And they drive the rents up to 14 $100 a month. So when they bought the property, it was affordable for the working families, you know, for the local, you know, teachers and nurses and so forth, their families could live there and afford for it to be there. And they come in there and they put so much money to the property makes great sense for the company and make great sense for their investors. But it doesn't make great sense in that you just displaced hundreds of families, who now already there wasn't enough affordable housing in that market. Now, there's even even less than estimated 500,000 units of that are affordable for local local workforce, in America today, per year are being removed from the affordability pool. And that's one of the reasons and and by affordability, what I mean is that, that the local working families are spending less than 30% of their income on rent. And about half of Americans today are spending more than that. And over a quarter of Americans, they're spending more than half of their income on rent, you just simply can't afford health care, food education, when that much of your income is going for the basic need of housing. So that's the you know, that's, that's, you know, challenge one is making sure we certainly have investors and we certainly want to do good for our investors, but while not being part of the problem, but instead being part of the solution here. So so that's that's difficult. And and and we've done it and that's that's our business thesis. And that means some deals that otherwise would work for us don't work, because we're not willing to, to make investments that aren't gonna make a positive impact and keep and preserve housing that's affordable for local workforce. So that that's one challenge. The other challenge is right now and was never been, it's never been harder than it is today is right now rent growth is just incredible. We're going through the greatest growth in rent in the affordable sector, meaning you own the, you know, in the space of markets of 789 100 1011 1200 a month housing across the United States, rents are going up right now faster than they've ever gone up. Since COVID. It's only skyrocketed the growth and rents to a pace that we've never seen. In the last decade, rents have gone up 70% in America 70% incomes have gone up four to 6% rent has gone up 70% that's not a sustainable formula. So again, it's a balance of certainly we want to for investors young to take part in some growth and rent and that helps our investors but we don't want to be in a situation where we're making our housing unaffordable for the local workforce. So you know it building cost and and and you know, the whole kind of Supply Chain right now pricing is going up. And it's making it harder and harder because incomes just simply aren't aren't keeping pace. So it's a, it's a heck of a challenge and doing so keeping your housing affordable, while not sacrificing, making sure you're truly creating a great lifestyle for your residents. And we want our communities to be safe. We want to invest heavily in enrichment of our residents, we do a lot around, Enriching them helping we call choose prosperity, giving them access to education and knowledge that they otherwise wouldn't be exposed to. Helping them with jobs and career advancement and health care and, and so forth. And it's it's a major, major challenge. And it continues to seem to get harder and harder. And this this demands, you know, whether it's short term or permanent, this inflationary environment we're in today is making it you know, even harder. Marc Gutman 45:52 Yeah, I mean, it seems like given the numbers that you stated, and the scenario that you outlined an almost impossible challenge. So I mean, thank you for taking that on. It's, it seems like, you know, deck is certainly stacked against so you know, finding success, there is a real accomplishment. And as you look to the future, Don, like, what does the future look like for DLP? Like what's what's what's next? Yeah, so, Don Wenner 46:18 you know, we've we have a family of businesses is talked about before today that are all growing really quickly, and all serving, you know, tremendous need and making an impact, which is exciting. And, you know, as we look ahead at our pace of growth, and of our growth and our assets, you know, we're growing at an incredible pace and is incredible, it is what we can do with the capital and employing more people and making a direct impact through our hands on investment into these affordable housing communities, workforce, housing communities I mentioned and so forth, what we've realized the biggest impact we were gonna be able to make is to take the certainly the capital, but also the knowledge and resources and systems that we've developed and making them available to more businesses and entrepreneurs and families. And that's where the book comes into play. And that's where we spend a lot of our time are spent a lot of my time is helping companies, a lot of our focus is certainly around other real estate companies who are also investing in this space of making impact on on workforce affordability. But helping more and more companies can make an impact on this jobs crisis and happiness crisis. And so our ability to kind of expand our platform and our and our footprint to, to make a much larger impact is that is the kind of the challenge we're, we're tackling right now. And and it's been been a lot of fun and exciting. And, you know, our B hag right now, you know, big hairy audacious goal is to be a fortune 500 company and at our current pace, we'll be there and really a blink of an eye and is a few years which is exciting and humbling at the same time. But realizing that if we keep doing you know, doing what we believe to be right and doing the right thing, and building building our brand and culture around the our values, and you know, we're really just just getting started and you know, there's great books out there on topics like small giants is a classic one that you know that hey, you can have a small business that's, that's great. And, and I challenge anybody looking to grow a business that if it's a great business, and you're really helping people, there's no way you can stay small. It can't be a great business and stay small and, and I've accepted a while ago for a short period of time in my life, I looked at Wow, when all of a sudden I realized I had a couple 100 employees, I thought well what if you started feeling like that was a liability and started feeling like wow, that's that's I didn't really set out to employ hundreds of people. And now I've quickly learned that you know, it's my greatest asset and, and the greatest opportunity I have is the ability to employ people and directly and indirectly through through our investments and and partnerships in education of other businesses is our greatest opportunity we face today and it's a lot of fun and exciting and haven't been more excited in a 15 point 15 year journey so far as I am today at the kind of the opportunities right right in front of us. It's it's we're having a blast. Marc Gutman 49:12 Fantastic any Oh, and we'll make sure to link to all things Don Wenner in the show notes will link to the books DLP, Evernote have access to all those resources so they can easily connect with you and and look you up that as we come to the end of our conversation here. I'd like you to think back to little Don solid doughnuts, making 50 cents 50 cents a donut and you know if he saw you today, what do you think he'd say? Don Wenner 49:40 Well, it's so interesting question. No one's asked me that one before but funny side story. Well, I think about that. So So I tell this the story of this donut story and kind of beginning of the book. And yes, just yesterday for the first time ever. I met with a gentleman who runs a actually a bank, a CEO of a bank, and he handed me a card have these little hostess doughnuts. No one had ever done that, that I sold back when I was a kindergartener. It was a it was a pretty pretty, pretty cool moment is that was definitely you could say a pivotal moment. You know, I hope that if I you know, look back I'd be I certainly think I was old as it's a it's amazing thing you know, I grew up with my parents have me at 16. So, you know, I was, you know, 20 years old and my parents were my age and so, so probably thinking I'm pretty, pretty old because that was my grandparents age at five years old. And I hope hope, hope I'd be proud and I guess the best way I think about that is you know, I have a nine year old and, and hope hope they're proud I funny story. I was talking to my I was in the car taking my kids to a flag football practice a lot about two weeks ago. And so I have my two sons back there and one of their other teammates, another kid back there and, and I asked the little boy, so what does your dad do? And he tells me in long detail, his dad worked for Johnson and Johnson and he's the software engineer and, and he builds these prosthetic arms and great detail right? And, and I asked my son I said, I said is Donnie and Donnie, what do I do? He says he does something with money in real estate. So didn't quite know even though he's been to my events and dinners, but as money in real estate, so I guess he was he was a partial, pretty pretty right there. But uh, but but hopefully they're proud of they tell me I'm really cool, because my book launch is going on right now. And they keep seeing my book ads pop up on their iPads. So right now I'm a celebrity and I'm really cool because I'm on YouTube. And I'm on NBA touquet. So I'm winning right now in my kids eyes I guess. Marc Gutman 51:49 In that is Don Wenner, founder and CEO of DLP real estate capital. quite inspiring, isn't it? Our conversation made me ask, am I living fully? am I playing all out? Or am I thinking too small? It's always amazing to see financially successful companies solving real social issues, such as affordable workforce housing. It furthers my belief that entrepreneurs are the answer to most of our problems. Congratulations to Don, who I think might be the first ever eighth grader who grew up dreaming of being a financial planner. A big thank you to Don Wenner and the team at DLP real estate capital. We will link to all things down winner including his two books in the show notes. Make sure to check them out. There's tons of valuable insights and information there. And if you know of a guest who should appear on our show, please drop me a line at podcast at wild street comm our best guests like Don come from referrals from past guests and our listeners. Wait, and I did promise to flex my own cheese restaurant experience. So here we go. Happy Happy Happy birthday. Happy Happy Happy birthday. Happy, Happy Happy birthday to you, to you to you. Oh les. That's how you do it. Well, that's the show. Until next time, make sure to visit our website www.wildstory.com where you can subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher or via RSS so you'll never miss an episode. A lot of big stories and I cannot lie to you other storytellers can't deny. ‍

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
SUFB 1163: New Camera System To Explore The Deep Sea For Giant Squid

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 47:32


The Deep Sea is quite a mysterious place. In fact, we know more about space than we do about the Deep Sea, which doesn't make a lot of sense since the Ocean is on our planet and we need to make a better effort in knowing our planet better. There are people who are trying to explore the Deep Sea more though and they are using technology to increase the chance of discovering more.  Dr. Edith Widder and Dr. Nathan Robinson have been collaborating since they were able to film a Deep Sea squid in the Gulf of Mexico using a camera system that was in the tons in weight and required a massive boat to carry. The weight and size of the camera restricted the number of times and places they could search for the Deep Sea squid. So they made the camera lighter (300 lbs) and smaller to provide the opportunity for more institutions to buy and cast the camera in various places around the world more times.  I am joined by Nathan to discuss why this camera could to more than additional footage of the Deep Sea squid and what it means for the future of biodiversity in the Ocean.  Want To Talk Oceans? Join the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/ Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Current Affairs
#74: The Owl Council of Local Heterogeneity

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 56:16


The Current Affairs flock discuss the right to live wherever you want, the dubious value of patriotism, and the things we love to do even though we're terrible at them. (Please note this episode was recorded before the recent escalation of violence against Palestinians, hence why it doesn't come up despite being relevant to some parts of this episode.) The flock this week are senior editor Brianna Rennix, editor-in-chief Nathan Robinson, finance editor Sparky Abraham, and baby bird Charlie Abraham. Today's head bird in charge is Allegra Silcox. "Libertarian Lullaby", like pretty much all our original music, is by Danny Bradley and available here: https://dannybradleymusic.com/songsforcurrentaffairs/libertarianlullaby This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.

Current Affairs
#72: Are Property Taxes Real?

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 70:06


The team talk through the question of "vaccine passports", reimagine taxes, and judge whether it is obligatory to stay informed. For the vaccine passport discussion, they are joined by Magnus Jamieson, who has previously guested on the podcast to talk about risk and resilience, and who has been following the COVID situation closely in his capacity as a stats geek (not, he would like us to stress, as an epidemiologist). In some brief patches, Magnus's audio features interference due to extraterrestrial whales careening through the universe, for which we can only apologize. "Is MMT Real?" is an ongoing in-depth series that follows Sparky and Pete as they interview a series of economists and try to puzzle out the truth of MMT. You can listen to it now (along with all our other bonus episodes) for just $5 a month at www.patreon.com/CurrentAffairs. The panel this week was associate editor Vanessa A. Bee, finance editor Sparky Abraham, poet-at-large Cate Root, contributing editor Eli Massey, editor-in-chief Nathan Robinson, guest science guy Magnus Jamieson, and host Aisling McCrea. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.

GRDC Podcast
Accessing trial data – It's never been easier

GRDC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 14:01


Online Farm Trials (OFT) is a website that contains a wealth of cropping data from the nation's leading research organisations, and it's proving to be an invaluable resource for both growers and researchers alike. This podcast shares how growers can use the platform to make informed management decisions, and how research organisations can benefit from getting involved and contributing trial information. This podcast features Federation University OFT project lead Nathan Robinson, GRDC emerging technologies officer John Rivers and Denielle Smith from Northern Growers Alliance. The OFT platform is a GRDC and Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation collaboration. It hosts a range of past and present research trials undertaken and contributed by a range of grower and farming systems groups, government researchers, universities and private industry throughout Australia.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
SUFB 1137: Sea Turtle Issues And Their Conservation

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 32:56


I wanted to put together an episode of one of my favourite species in the Ocean, the Sea Turtle. There are 7 Sea Turtle Species and they are all on the Endangered Species List for many countries. They face many dangers around the world and at different scales.  I asked my good friend and colleague Dr. Nathan Robinson about the issues and conservation needs of Sea Turtles in 2021 and he provided me with some great points.  Listen to the episode where I discuss the top Ocean issue that Sea Turtles are facing and what we can do to stop the effects of these issues.  Follow Dr. Nathan Robinson for more information on Sea Turtles: https://www.instagram.com/wild.blue.science/ Leatherback Sea Turtle Trust: https://leatherback.org/ SEE Turtles: https://www.seeturtles.org/ Want To Talk Oceans? Join the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/ Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network: Marine Conservation Happy Hour Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk Madame CuriosityApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1 ConCiencia Azul: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf Dugongs & Seadragons: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt Environmental Studies & Sciences Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh Marine Mammal Science: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL Projects For Wildlife Podcast: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz Ocean Science RadioApple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18 The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Radio Information
10 år for krigen i Syrien, et år for nedlukningen og en masse ’cancel culture’

Radio Information

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 58:24


Denne gang skal en god bid af Radio Information handle om ’cancel culture’, det regime i den offentlige debat, hvor unge, woke venstreorienterede udpeger folk som racister og sexister og har  magten til at få dem fx fyret. En samlet dansk presse, herunder Information, kastede sig for eksempel ind i sagen om en journalist, der måtte forlade The New York Times efter på en studietur at have sagt ting, nogle studerende fandt anstødeligt. Men en anden historie om ytringsfrihed i den amerikanske medieverden har imidlertid ikke tiltrukket sig tilnærmelsesvis samme opmærksomhed. Den handler om Nathan Robinson, en ung, Harvard-uddannet venstreintellektuel, der i januar blev fyret som klummeskribent fra The Guardian. Hans forbrydelse? En vittighed på Twitter om USA’s massive økonomiske støtte til Israel. Mathias Sindberg har talt med ham og blandt andre politologen Norman Finkelstein om, hvad der sker, når kritik af statens Israel forveksles med antisemitisme.  Og vi bliver ved emnet, for i starten af måneden kom det frem, at forlaget, der har udgivet de i USA så populære børnebøger af Dr. Seuss, ikke længere vil udgive en del af titlerne på grund af deres fremstillinger af ikke-hvide folk. Men måske er der bøger, der simpelhen ikke behøver at blive genudgivet – og uanset, så bliver vi mere bevidste børnebogslæsere af at have diskussionerne, siger Anita Brask Rasmussen. Lasse Ellegaard er igennem på telefone. Det er nemlig her i marts 10 år siden, at borgerkrigen i Syrien startede – en krig, der blandt andet sendte halvdelen af befolkningen på flugt. Men hvordan kunne det ske, at det, der, på godt og ondt, lignende et stabilt land, endte i en så altomfattende krig? Lasse Ellegaard dækkede den fra starten og ser tilbage. Det samme gør Rune Lykkeberg – dog kortere og uden nogen som helst sammenligning – på et år under coronarestriktioner. Det har været træls, men det har ikke kun været en kollektiv nedtur. Hør hvorfor.

Rising Up with Sonali
Why Did The Guardian Fire a Popular Writer Over Israel Criticism?

Rising Up with Sonali

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 25:39


FEATURING NATHAN ROBINSON – For all of the rightwing criticism about “cancel culture” on the left, there is one issue that is so sacrosanct that both conservative and liberal institutions will engage in silencing tactics—and that is Israel. When popular columnist and writer Nathan Robinson recently on Twitter posted a joke about U.S. military aid...

Current Affairs
#68: The Episode for Bacteria

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 73:38


The team uses the viral video of Handforth Parish Council as a jumping-off point to discuss the thorny concept of "community"; Sparky makes renting illegal; everyone explains something that makes them believe in the beauty of the universe. The panel this week was made up of finance editor Sparky Abraham, contributing editor Aisling McCrea, editor-in-chief Nathan Robinson, and host Nick Slater. Handforth Parish Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgGmYeAm0jk Windowswap: https://www.window-swap.com/ This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.

Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast
How to Get People To Take Care of the Oceans with Nathan Robinson

Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 63:25


Our thought leader for today is marine biologist, Nathan Robinson. His name may not be familiar but you've probably watched what he did a few years ago. Do you remember the video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck to its nose? Nathan was the one pulling that straw out of the turtle. In this episode, he talks about how that experience changed his view of the world and how he turned his job into a passion to protect the environment. Currently, he's active on various platforms to inform global audiences about ways to conserve our oceans while grabbing our attention on what lies on their deepest parts. Let's listen to Nathan and know how to get people to take care of the oceans! Disclaimer: This podcast contains affiliate links! That means if you purchase from the companies we promote using the links we provide, we receive a small commission. Thank you for your support! You can see our full affiliate disclosure here. [00:01 - 08:55] Opening Segment Let's get to know Nathan Robinson He discusses this viral video The campaigns that followed the video [08:56 - 21:19] Informed Consumerism These are the alternatives for plastic products Consumers are not just buying products now What are they looking for? People are naturally curious Nathan explains [21:20 - 32:05] Science Communication We talk about people's tendency to focus on complexities Join the Conspiracy of Goodness Network! Link below The secrets to communicating science to the people Make science “human” [32:06 - 46:33] Basic Needs of People Listen to Nathan's thoughts about climate change We can resolve it but… Stopping people from harvesting sea turtles eggs Here's the first step [46:34 - 58:33] Beauty of Deep Ocean What's waiting for us deep in the oceans? Why curiosity is powerful in building human relationships It helps us pause and think about our problems deeply [58:34 - 01:03:24] Closing Segment Connect with Nathan. Links below Nathan tells us why this is still an amazing world Final words and announcements Tweetable Quotes: “Scientists are generally only as good as their ability to communicate.” - Nathan Robinson “It's finding those moments of beauty that fill me with a ton of curiosity and that's what helps me know that it's still a wonderful world.” - Nathan Robinson Resources Mentioned: Carl Sagan Affiliate Partner: Looking for high-quality art supplies? Look no further! Blick Art Supplies is the perfect place to get anything and everything you need, whether you're an expert or a beginner. Start here. Connect with Nathan online and check him out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Support Filming The Kraken - Cameras For Ocean Exploration. Ever Widening Circles Link: https://everwideningcircles.com/ Conspiracy of Goodness Network https://conspiracyofgoodnessnetwork.com/ Affiliate Partners http://everwideningcircles.com/partners EWC Ed: https://ed.everwideningcircles.com/ Donate! https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=I-nvmUrlbDfU67bRoWWdOhFxiAM_W81jtIFBGCYzfCL6fG8oSUOg9ONIL9WR8LDjLEeYj0&country.x=US&locale.x=US EWC APP: https://everwideningcircles.com/good-news-app-ever-widening-circles-app/ Dr. Lynda's Book: https://www.dr-lynda.com/book/happiness

Liberty.me Studio
The Scott Horton Show - Nathan J. Robinson on the Crackdown on Critics of Israel

Liberty.me Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 33:10


Nathan Robinson shares his story of being fired from the Guardian after posting a sarcastic tweet about Israel. After joking about the amount of military aid the U.S. government sends to Israel, Robinson was immediately labeled an anti-semite and swiftly fired from his position as a columnist at the Guardian. He is hardly the first to endure such treatment. Robinson points out how ironic the favorable treatment of the state of Israel is by world governments and the mainstream media, all while it is guilty of serious and ongoing abuses against the Palestinians. Criticism of Israel, on the other hand, even on the grounds of its human rights abuses, is quickly silenced. Discussed on the show: “How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel” (Current Affairs) Nathan J. Robinson is Editor-in-Chief of Current Affairs and a former columnist for the Guardian. Follow him on Twitter @NathanJRobinson. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

'Splain Yourself
'Splain Yourself Episode 4: Creativity

'Splain Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 47:16


Grab your idea notebooks and sketchpads; this episode will get those brain juices flowing. Nathan Robinson is back - this time to explain his belief that everyone is creative; you just have to start a little! Check out his website: showoff.work 

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
2/18/21 Nathan J. Robinson on the Crackdown on Critics of Israel

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 33:08


Nathan Robinson shares his story of being fired from the Guardian after posting a sarcastic tweet about Israel. After joking about the amount of military aid the U.S. government sends to Israel, Robinson was immediately labeled an anti-semite and swiftly fired from his position as a columnist at the Guardian. He is hardly the first to endure such treatment. Robinson points out how ironic the favorable treatment of the state of Israel is by world governments and the mainstream media, all while it is guilty of serious and ongoing abuses against the Palestinians. Criticism of Israel, on the other hand, even on the grounds of its human rights abuses, is quickly silenced. Discussed on the show: “How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel” (Current Affairs) Nathan J. Robinson is Editor-in-Chief of Current Affairs and a former columnist for the Guardian. Follow him on Twitter @NathanJRobinson. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Popular Show
EPISODE 13: MCCARTHYISM (Sean P. McCarthy)

The Popular Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 57:02


Celebrating Irish American excellence with populism's greatest stand up comedian, Sean P. McCarthy. We play a new gameshow segment, 'Who's Been Cancelled Now?', covering the targeting of Gina Carano, Ken Loach, and Nathan Robinson, before getting Sean's views on stand up comedy's role in the culture war and the new Adam Curtis. If you enjoy The Popular Show, consider supporting us on Patreon, and get access to our weekly political education and arts interviews and more: https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod

The Marc Steiner Show
The Guardian shuts down criticism of Israel

The Marc Steiner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 71:34


Nathan Robinson, founder and editor-in-chief of Current Affairs magazine, has been writing a column for The Guardian U.S. since 2017. Then, without warning, The Guardian stopped accepting his pitches after Robinson tweeted criticisms of U.S. arms sales to Israel. In the first segment of this week's "Marc Steiner Show," Marc talks to Robinson about the still-unfolding saga and what it portends for the future of free speech in mainstream media.Then, we take a deep dive into the political and familial roots of Malcolm X. This Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, marks the 56th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination. In honor of Malcolm's life and legacy, Marc talks to Tamara Payne, co-author of the National Book Award-winning biography "The Dead Are Arising," about how Malcolm Little became Malcolm X.

Unexceptional Americans
3.5: The Year of the Ops

Unexceptional Americans

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 78:54


A discussion on Nathan Robinson, Gina Carano, "cancel culture" and anti-Asian violence. Also, Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ethan-bird/support

Unacceptable
53. Let He who is Not Mentally Ill Cast the First Stone *TEASER*

Unacceptable

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 1:32


Ken and Mila have a refreshed mental health discourse in light of being triggered by Bell Let's Talk ads and CNN. They also discuss the firing of Nathan Robinson and Gina Carano. Ken expresses his thoughts on the representation of autism on TikTok. Subscribe at patreon.com/unacceptablepodcast to hear the full episode

Our Dad's Diary
Nathan Robinson

Our Dad's Diary

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 53:12


We're thrilled to have a crucial piece of ODD, Nathan Robinson, get in front of the mic to share about dad life!

Due Dissidence
106. WaPo’s “Economic Anxiety” Study, Nathan Robinson Fired, Neera Tanden’s Confirmation Looms

Due Dissidence

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 62:41


The Washington Post revives the "economic anxiety" debate surrounding Trump's support, Nathan Robinson is fired from The Guardian, and Neera Tanden awaits a confirmation vote. Support the show: patreon.com/duedissidence

The Katie Halper Show
Fired By The Guardian Over Israel Tweets w/ Nathan Robinson

The Katie Halper Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 104:42


The Guardian fired its own columnist Nathan Robinson (https://twitter.com/NathanJRobinson​) over his totally inoffensive tweets about the special relationship between the governments of Israel and the United States, which both governments acknowledge and praise. Nathan (http://nathanjrobinson.com​), Editor of @CurAffairs (https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/0...​) talks about his experience and if he feels the same way about "cancel culture" as he did before. He will then be judged by Katie and her council of two Bens, Ben Burgis (https://twitter.com/BenBurgis​) & Ben Spielberg (https://twitter.com/BenSpielberg​). Thursday-night co-host Leslie Lee (https://twitter.com/leslieleeiii​) renders his own verdict as well. Ben Spielberg will also talk about Neera Tanden and Jared Bernstein, his colleague, as well as other wonky things. And Ben Burgis will talk about some nerdy theory things.

The News Never Ends
#141: Last Season's Ideologies (2021/2/13)

The News Never Ends

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 31:17


Nathan Robinson, Brooklyn 99, the whole Biden purge is underway. What horror will replace it? Can't hear us on Impeachment 2 except on Overtime!: www.patreon.com/thenewsneverends Theme song credit: "Robobozo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Modus Operandi
#61 - Maníaco da Cruz e outras histórias

Modus Operandi

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 35:10


E hoje vamos contar três histórias diferentes! A primeira história é a do Nathan Robinson, um rapaz que aos 27 anos foi preso na Inglaterra por ter matado o pai e escondido o corpo de uma maneira… criativa. A segunda história é a do AMBER Alert, sistema de alerta que ajuda a polícia dos Estados Unidos a localizar crianças desaparecidas de um jeito mais rápido. E como ele nasceu por causa de uma criança de 9 anos no Texas E a terceira história é um caso brasileiro: O Maníaco da Cruz, um dos serial killers mais jovens que já falamos aqui. Aos 16 anos, ele causou pânico no MS matando pessoas e deixando bilhetes e símbolos religiosos. / Financie o podcast em: catarse.me/modusoperandi / Confira o nosso programa no canal do Youtube da Netflix: https://youtu.be/26YdYqOQVrk / Grupos: - Discord: https://discord.gg/yQzFzVxmVj - Telegram https://t.me/joinchat/FLygGaJGHd3Da5Hx Email de contato: moduspod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/modus-operandi/message

Re-Enchantment
Communism and Other Pseudo-Religions | Nathan Robinson

Re-Enchantment

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 60:36


Is communism religious in nature? Is capitalism? The line between ideology and religion is more porous than it might first seem. Daniel talks with Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs magazine, about how ideological movements come to resemble religious movements even when they don't have—or are explicitly against—supernatural worldviews.

The Gender Knot
Hugh Hefner's Vision for Men

The Gender Knot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2017 26:59


Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away last week. There's been a ton of debate about his impact on women: did he treat them as sex objects or did he liberate them from strict sexual values? And people have also been talking about his contribution to civil rights.We decided to take a different approach on this episode, and instead to delve into his vision for men. Hugh Hefner thought the modern man could be sexually liberated and sophisticated and interested in women and into material success whilst also being into intellectual pursuits. We explore what this actually means and how it impacted Hugh Hefner's own life by talking to Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs Magazine, and we also hear from comedians and podcast hosts Daniel Carroll and Andy Haynes on how Hefner went down for them.Host Nas aka Nastaran Tavakoli-FarCo-producer Cady VogeGuests Nathan Robinson, editor of [Current Affairs magazine](https://www.currentaffairs.org/) Daniel Carroll and Andy Haynes, comedians and hosts of the podcast Fine and Dandy with Dan and Andy https://fineanddandypod.com/Relevant links:Nathan Robinson's essay ‘Good riddance to an abusive creep' https://bit.ly/2fwPqPp  The Gender Knot https://www.thegenderknot.com/