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Real Estate Marketing Dude
PPC Vs. Facebook Ads, Vs,. SEO

Real Estate Marketing Dude

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if you've been following the show, or following our blog, or noticing some of the products we built, not too long ago, we launched a product called listing advocate. The reason why we launched this product was because everybody in the world wants a cash offer today and we just created a solution for you to compete back against big tech assholes like Zillow, and all the above. So what we want to do is bring on a guest today, who's an expert, and we're going to talk about the pros and cons of different digital marketing. Brandon Bateman has been in the game of generating motivated seller leads for almost four years now. He's spent over 10,000 hours just generating motivated seller leads and today he is going to give us his expert insight.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeHow you can crack seller lead generation in your businessDifferences between Facebook, pay per click, and SEO on websiteWhat works when it comes to advertisingResourcesSchedule a call with BrandonReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business, you constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike way ambassador, real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get startedWhat's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast what we're going to be doing today, folks since December what we're talking about all month long shit we need to be getting into for the following year. And if you've been following the show, or following our blog, or noticing some of the products we built, not too long ago, we launched a product called listing advocate. The reason why we launched this product was because a lot of real estate agents. Everybody in the world wants a cash offer today, you have ibuyers infiltrating every single offer. And we just created a solution for you to compete back against big tech assholes like Zillow, and all the above. And amongst that, one of the hottest tickets and one of the things if you can crack, if you can crack seller, lead generation in your business is very advantageous because that's what everybody's trying to do. So what we want to do is bring on a guest today, who's an expert, and we're going to talk about the pros and cons of different digital marketing. We're going to talk about Facebook, we're gonna talk about pay per click, and then we're gonna talk about SEO on website, we're gonna disguise or call it, divide the differences between all of them, so that you can get an idea you know, off of which is right for you. Once everything goes digital things change. The truth is that 99% of you don't have the skill set to even know what the fuck we're talking about. That's why guys like this exists, because he does a lot of this stuff for you. So we're gonna get into it and show you exactly what he's doing.And see how this rolls. Brandon. Say hello to our guests. This is Brandon Bateman, ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, thank you for the introduction, Mike. Happy to be here. Why don't you tell everybody a little bit about who you are, where you're from, what you do. And then I got a bunch of questions for you. Yep, let's do it. So my name is Brandon Bateman. I live in Utah, good old coastal Salt Lake City. Anybody knows that crazy market. I have been basically in the game of generating motivated seller leads for almost four years now. A little bit less seriously at first and a little bit more seriously, in the past few years or so. And I am proud slash embarrassed to admit that I've spent over 10,000 hours just motive generating motivated seller lead myself here that makes me an expert, but it also doesn't reflect highly on my work life balance. So that's, let me just ask you a question. So he's gonna share within the next 30 minutes what he's learned in 10,000 hours, but how much of that 10,000 hours of trial and error cost you?Oh, man, I mean, like my life. And then of course, like we've spent, gosh, our company like through through the consulting projects, and companies are working with spending their budgets, like literally over $100 million in advertising spend. So folks, the students spent over $100 million in digital ads, pay attention, take notes, because we're going to sort of figure out, when you get to that level, you actually really do see what works, what it's very hard to determine what works when you're not spending a lot of money on ads, especially nowadays. So what we're going to do is dig into that. So what would you like to start with, cuz I want to hit all three of these. And I want to dumb all of this stuff down. I'd like to start with pay per click if you're cool with that. Yeah, of course. Let's talk about it. Better. Yeah. What did you start with?What did I start with? What was your What was your first and what do you think is actually it was putting this to you? What do you think is the easiest channel to start with? If you're starting in the motivated seller? If you had to pick between SEO Facebook ads, or pay per click your top three here what you're an expert in? Which one would you choose?You know, it's gonna depend a little bit on the individual situation, I think a blanket statement that would apply to the most people would be Facebook ads as a place to start. So to give you a little bit of context on that maybe we just dipped super late because I'm sure there's into all three of them because I'm sure there's some people here that don't even understand what these things are. Right? So that's uh, at least give like a high level overview.The Facebook ads is basically the the paid advertising inside of Facebook. It's where you're actually paying to have your ads show up as sponsored posts on someone's newsfeed. So if you scroll through Facebook or Instagram, you see these random posts pop up with these call to actions. That's basically that's basically what Facebook ads are. And the for real estate. And say for a lot of people, they should start with Facebook ads if they have a small budget. And the reason being a small budget stretches the far this with Facebook ads.And Facebook is a channel that that tends to get you outA lot of leads for the money that you spend on it in comparison to the other channels. It tends to get you those leads relatively quickly in comparison to say SEO that just takes a really long time, pay per click will be quick too. But like I said, less leads. Facebook also produces a lower quality lead. But the magic of Facebook ads is you'll get some junk leads. But there's good ones in there. And those good ones tend to be your largest deals in your business, we see it over and over again, our clients, our largest deals come from Facebook ads. So if you have a small budget, Facebook ads is great. The problem is if your budgets bigger, you can end up pushing Facebook ads into an area where you're just getting really diminishing returns with it. And that's where some of these other channels are better. And also from the lead quality standpoint. Because maybe Facebook ads have a little bit of a better ROI than PPC with a small budget. A lot of times with larger budget, PPC might have a better ROI. And in any circumstance, PPC produces a much better quality lead, which means even though your ROI and your money's a little bit lower, sometimes you spend a lot less time chasing down bad conversations. That is the brilliant thing about pay per click and SEO. Just so you guys understand why.We're better. Yeah. Why don't you tell them why that is? You're reaching people that based versus not intent based looky loos. Exactly, yeah, that's what it is everything else that you do. It's all people based, you're looking for people based on their situations, and you're trying to target them, there is no channel that you have in your business right now, most likely, that's intent based, meaning you're advertising to people based on the fact that they have intent to sell their house, which is just a completely changes the game, because now this is like if you could put all marketing channels on a scale from outbound to inbound, you'd have like on the far outbound side, like your text, cold call, and the middle you have like maybe direct mail, Facebook ads, stuff like that. TV, maybe like some of these channels where you like, it is still inbound, because the person is coming to you, but you went to them first still. And then you go far to the other side, you reduce inbound channels, 100% inbound, like pay per click and SEO. And it's just a whole different kind of lead that goes faster. And they tend to be more motivated. However, the this is where people get screwed up on PPC though, it's expensive, and highly competitive. So you have to be ready. Like obviously, if these people are just searching on Google and looking for ways to sell their house, and they're the most motivated leads, which they tend to beother people want those to you're not the only person who had that idea? Well, here's what a lot of times, you'll pay more. So you're saying you're gonna pay more on PPC bringing the higher quality lead Facebook and get a bunch of leads, it's gonna feel good, it might stroke your ego a little bit, however, just be prepared to work for but in exchange for spending less money. So make sense.What do you who and how do you target on Facebook nowadays? When you're targeting these people? And are you writing in being an investor? Are you writing in special ad category issues? With all of that? So let's do one first.Yeah, the basically who we're targeting, it comes down to whoever we believe to be most likely to be a motivated seller. And I know that's like, really like fluffy. But but when I answer your second question, I understand why that's so fluffy. And what you're kind of hinting at here is, I don't even know when the change has happened. It's probably a year and a half ago, there was introduced to Facebook, basically, Facebook got sued. And someone said the fact that for a housing ad, you're showing it to this person who's older, but not this person who's younger, or this person who's a male, but not the female, or the person is a good one. But as it go to all that kind of stuff. They said That's discrimination. And I think anybody listening this podcast knows that that's the joke. But that's not to be PC nowadays.And in Facebook has to play by the rules, because they've gotten in a lot of trouble not doing that before. So if anybody knows to take this stuff seriously, they do. So we have these restrictions, and a lot of people basically mark that time is the time that Facebook ads stopped working for real estate investors, because you no longer can target your target person.Here's the thing about what we do. The strategies that we use retargeting on Facebook, we used before that change, and after that change, it didn't affect anything that we were doing. We did all kinds of hyper targeting based on all these different factors on Facebook, if I can matter is the strategies that we used today, even back then worked better than the strategies that most people were using at that time. And when that change happened, it didn't affect us one bit because we weren't doing that stuff. And it might sound a little bit crazy, because I guess I'll just say it. Our number one audience that we target on Facebook ads, from a performance standpoint is a 100% broad audience restricted only by the boundaries of where you want to get leads.The the caveat to that is we don't do targeting through targeting, we do targeting through optimization. So the way that Facebook works Facebook's a very intelligent platform with some very advanced machine learning built into it. The way that it would work business, say, you know, we equate marketing campaigns to phishing. And you say that, like you're doing a direct mail campaign and to the entire ocean, what would happen is you would make a cast somewhere, you know, drive the boat down 10 feet, make another cast do that for the entire ocean, that's what a direct mail campaign a direct mail campaign to the ocean would be, when you might choose to, you know, target the areas with reliefs because you know, that there's more fish there and whatnot. Right? The The difference is, and this scenario, Facebook doesn't just cast and then go 10 feet and cast again, Facebook kind of looks at the lay of the land that uses data that you feed it to kind of determine where do we think these fish would kind of hang out. If you're smart with your Facebook ads, you can kind of put the kind of bait out there that only the right kind of fish would actually bite. And that will attract the right kind of fish. And Facebook starts to learn they when I cast neoreef, I tend to get more bites than when I cast other places. And it starts to double down. So what happens is you target the ocean, but you only fish the leaf. And that's exactly how it works on Facebook ads. So but to do that, you need to know how to put the right bait out there. And you need to make sure that you're giving quality feedback on what actually is a fish to Facebook. That's where 90% of people get it wrong. So you're saying like on on the actual targeting, you're just targeting anyone and everyone, but it's the copy and the imagery that you're using Facebook's going out there and finding them for you.Yes, it's about the it's about the copy of the imagery. It's also about the ad experience after that point.And it's about the feedback that you give to the Facebook pixel to Facebook, telling it that you had a good lead. So to give you some examples of where people go wrong with this,one scenario would be just telling Facebook that you want to get a lot of people that you reach with your ads, you know, you're gonna get, you're gonna take a lot of casts in a place that nobody wants to take a cast in the middle of the ocean with Iran bait. one's ever gonna bite that. But basically, you're going to look in Facebook, and you're like, Wow, 200,000 people. That's awesome, right? Right. But they'll give you what you asked for, you could do the same thing with link clicks, you will be amazed at how many clicks you get to your website, and how few of them actually turn into any type of revenue for you. You can even do with leads, a lot of people are using Lead forms and Facebook. And what happens is you have this form that when someone clicks on your ad, it just pops up, it auto fills with the information and click submit, it's extremely easy to do. So it's a low friction process. And it degrades your lead quality and tends to get you the wrong kinds of leads. And then you're still giving a feedback signal back to Facebook, that's not quality. The way that we like to do it is through a dedicated landing page on a website that qualifies the lead appropriately. And only when that happens, do we actually give the feedback to Facebook that it was a lead? So then we're using quality information to do that. And then it's also about the ad, like I see all kinds of people because because here's what marketers do. Marketers put out there and ads, things like get the most leads where a B testing things all the time, right? You know what happens if you do that in this in this industry, you're going to end up with everything that's flashy, and aggressive, and tends to say things like will pay more than other investors and stuff like that. And what you end up doing is attracting the wrong kind of seller, because you're you're looking for a very specific kind of seller, that's not most sellers. If you havethat makes I want you I want to repeat that really quick. So that was a big nugget for you guys. He's saying like, if I'm if I'm like, hey, we'll buy it for less, or we'll get you more money, right, you're targeting the person that wants the highest and best, which isn't quite the best option for real estate investor trying to find a rehabber flip, right? Yeah. Or even if you make it like all about the offer, for example. And then you complain when you get these leads that are calling you and saying, Hey, will you give me for your house for my house? Like I don't want that? Would you advertise for you said, everything's about, you know, let's just take another hypothetical. So let's say we'll just use my market day I'm in San Diego, I want to target motivated seller leads. So I'm guessing the ad is somewhere I have a cash offer something along that lines like that right instant offer, or we'll get to that next but whatever the ad is, but I'm going to target I live in North County. So I'm going to target all the areas that I want to work in. And that's other than that, that's the only targeting I'm using.In reality, we use multiple forms of targeting. We're always testing at least three audiences at any given time. But the highest performer that we have, on average across markets is that broad audience and it really is and they find them because I've heard that quite a bit.I've heard that with a couple of the last few guests are like dude, just let Facebook do its thing, bro. But people have said that let them do its thing. How long does it take for them to do its thingIt's astonishingly quick, actually, I'm surprised, and this is athing is you have to monitor its thing.So to give you a little bit of a picture of machine learning, a lot of people assume that if you run the same campaign twice, that you're going to get the same result. It's not true. Because the way that the machine learning based targeting works is you could say you're using the same algorithm. But the thing is, the first data points given to the algorithm determine which way it's going to go. And from there, it's a whole different story. So just imagine, you know, your, your algorithms, just trying to walk a straight line, the way that machine learning works, if it starts to veer left, it's going to spiral left. If it starts to veer, right, it's going to spiral, right, the fact that it turns left or right at the beginning is completely random, you started out going straight, it could just be like the first people you reach just happened to be of a certain type. So what we see is like, I can get in ruts. So it tends to be it tends to be pretty effective out of the gate. But you have to understand the issues that you can run into, like we commonly run into issues where suddenly, despite the ads being incredibly clear, the landing page be incredibly clear, we start getting a bunch of buyer leads and renter leads and stuff like that it happens. And we've had clients get to this point, we get like 80% of your leads are like buyers and renters. And you look at the ads, like I have no idea why some of the things that are looking at this, but it's the algorithm found that kind of person that misunderstands it and that way, and it started getting that feedback, and then it starts spiraling that direction. And what we do is we pick it up, put it right back in the middle, and we get it going straight again and hope for the best that time. And stuff like that happens all the time. So you have to do that.Would you have to switch up your ad copy in that? No, you literally would say my ad cuz I've seen that on so my answer guys, I'll target some of you guys. And I'll be like, Hey, I'm running this ad and I run the same ad. But I'll get two totally different results.You can do it because the algorithm learns differently each time. So that's where a lot of people would say like, I'm not 100% on the side of like, let Facebook completely do its thing always. Because if your feedback, signal breaks, then suddenly your Facebook ad campaigns broken. Right? If it doesn't get what you're looking for, that's the problem you have with lead generation, if you're an E commerce company, they don't have to deal with these issues. Because a purchase is a purchase, Who cares who that is. But not all leads are created equal. So you have to you have to be really careful about that. But so it's about understanding those things. And like what's just basically quality being what it is and what's you know, an actual problem that shows the algorithms and misunderstanding something. And as long as you do that letting Facebook do its thing is really powerful, you just have to understand that the feedback you're giving, it isn't like closing deals oftenmonitor it, you give it a week to start. You can we like our standard processes, we meet with our clients once a month. And we kind of review all those things and determine if we need to change course, there's other little things like you know, tweaking how much money is going to each audience in the creative and stuff like that, that just happens like throughout the time period. As a business owner, I think you need to be in it once a month. And burn from lead quality standpoint, it purely depends on your budget, but most of our clients don't have a large enough budget that they really even have a big enough sample size to measure lead quality on a weekly basis. Or else you're just going to end up making lots of like really emotional, non statistically significant, non data driven type decisions. So usually a month like gives you enough data, although we'll give our clients guidelines like if more than x number of X number of leads is of this category, let us know. And you know, we make an adjustment accordingly.What are your opinion on look alikes? Yay or Nay? Are they good? Yeah, mixed reviews on the show. Some people said they used to be good. Now they're not good.What is your opinion?They they have come down from their peak look alikes were amazing before iOS 14, they're not quite as effective since then. They're still good. In this particular industry, you can even use look alikes, technically, you have what's called a special ad audience, which is really the same thing. It just doesn't include, like you picture this model, this machine learning model has these 1000s of different features that it uses as predictors. And among those are just not age, gender, zip code, that kind of stuff, right? So I just remove those. They don't predict based on those. But the those audiences have been, I can tell you, it's a in the industry in general on Facebook, they're good. If we're talking just real estate, they've been hit or miss for us. We have some time to do well with it. On average, our broad audiences are performing better than our special ads audiences. But sometimes they work really well. If you're going to do one, I think it's great to do one that's on a previous lead list. Those are by far our most effective. So you take like for example going to your CRM, every hot lead you ever had upload that make a special as audience based on that. Those tend to be pretty effectiveand nice people. Sometimes people like to like copy and paste their strategies from other marketing channels.Like mail or cold call into digital, and try to make like those look alikes, or those custom audiences based on their cold call lists and stuff like that. That has been for the most part very unsuccessful for us. We've seen, we've seen a break here or there with like a special ads audience based on that list. Custom Audiences based on those lists have never in like 25 attempts ever produced anything. And that'sa custom audiences. You're just saying no?Pretty much. Yeah, Facebook needs room to do its thing. When you give it an audience you restrict back. Is that because of the special ads? Category? I don't think so. Because even before then we didn't have great success with it. It's, it's really about audience size, there isn't. Here, a lot of companies that are like maybe even your company, companies advertising nationally use that stuff a lot more, because you could use a 1% look alike. And that's going to be 2 million people. And that's good. But if you constructed that to just a small market, then you're just dealing with a really small audience sizes, and Facebook doesn't work well with a small audience size. It's like some big expense. And you'd like to see what the beginning of a campaign for coal but million, 2 million you want to see that II mean, that's great. Not every market makes that possible.Population 500,000 markets where it's literally impossible to have a million or 2 million. So really, like it's a factor of what you can do in your market. We definitely like to go live, like our clients that go wider, geographically, they get more leads for the money and that leads tend to be higher quality. Narrow can be okay. But it's uh, yeah, in general, I'd say. Like, for your average, like, wholesaler, I'd say if you have a buyer, if you're anywhere your buyers run your ads, because you want to get as wide as you can. You don't want to get a property under contract and not be able to do anything with it. But you want to go as wide as you can. If you're a flipper, like anywhere that you know, you can comfortably do your business well. Sometimes we have flippers that will be more narrow than our wholesalers are in targeting but in maybe they pay like a 30% higher cost per deal because of it. But they have all the operational efficiencies that more than make up for that because cost per deal is not the biggest problem you know.So you have to kind of consider it with your with your business but we do have clients doing Facebook ads successfully and markets as small as 200,000 population.We love to see more than half a millioninteresting.And then I imagine when you're you have retargeting ads you're hitting as well on these people. How many retargeting ads are you going deep and then how important is that so everybody understands?Yeah, retargeting I think is like far and away the best money you'll spend on Facebook ads. Facebook is the most robust retargeting platform that has ever been created. It's amazing. And basically that the concept if someone's not familiar with that, is if someone visits your website, you can basically flag them and then reach them later. So think of retargeting like follow up that you can do even if someone didn't fill out the form, because all the time you'll have people coming in through pay per click, and you pay $50 for this click to get someone to your website, and then they don't fill out the form. And then you can reach them for like a penny or two each time on Facebook to follow up with them. And it's like no brainer money spent. Where people go wrong with retargeting is assuming that it's going to change their business from a volume standpoint. It's a it's a really realistically for companies in real estate. It's a low volume play. You don't get tons of website traffic, or clients from retargeting get a handful of leads a month at PAX usually, it depends on your website traffic, because that's the thing. You can't just scale retargeting so you have to think of it like something that amplifies the rest of your marketing, not something where you see that you get a good return, you're going to 10 exit, because you have to text everything the next year retargetingbut it's all for free for dollar. It's great.There's so many golden nuggets in this show. If you guys are paying attention. There's just a ton I'm taking notes as we go. And we haven't gotten the PPC yet. So one more question cuz I know this is gonna ask me next video versus image on ad number one.When you say on ad number one, what do you mean on your cold audience ad? Or in Oh, God, like what are you seeing performing? But we get that question all the time. I my opinion, but I'd love to hear yours. Yeah, I have her. I apologize that this is going to be a more complex answer than you're probably looking for.The answer is both. And the reason is, there's people on Facebook ads that are more likely to respond to certain ads and others where a lot of people go wrong with Facebook ads and when it comes to like a B testingis misunderstanding the difference between predictive optimization versus an inferential form of testing which is more like statistics that everybody knows and learns about. So with Facebook ads the most powerfulway to do this kind of stuff isn't just I run ad a and I run ad B and I observed which one works better. It's to actually like when someone's going to be reached by an ad predict for that individual person, which ad is more likely to influence them. And you will find that by having images and videos, you'll get better results than by having images alone or videos. Although, that said, on average videos are performing better for us. I think they, they act, we've tracked to videos, an increase in lead quality and in the quantity because there's something amazing that especially if you're like us, where we've seen, like some brilliant results with this is if you can have like the person who's going to knock on someone's door later, be the same person who's in the video ad. Yeah, because a couple of things happened. Like you build that consistency, you build that trust that credibility, and you qualify, like a lot of people forget that you like qualify as part of your ads, if someone is just going to be because as tough as it is, that this is the case it is the case that when you see someone you generate your own bias about that person immediately. If you reach someone with the ad that sees your acquisitions person and thinks poorly of them because of how they look or they don't naturally trust them, whatever the case is, they're not going to fill out the form. Yeah, you can naturally attract the kind of people that you're going to have success with. So what happens in our business like the video doesn't create the lead you guys the video creates the humanizationand it gets people to like see you're like a living breathing being almost always comes our company and say, Hey, we want to get videos we want to generate leads. Like if you start with the mindset you're gonna generate leads off a video you already shot yourself in the foot. It's more like you need to generate attention with the videos that we're creating. And use it as a way to get people not to think you're such a frickin blood sucking investor a real estate agents with a bunch of commission breath, spitting out fire out of your mouth. That's what the average consumer feels about us. Like, especially if you're a distressed if you're breaking into bankruptcy or divorce or something, and you just get this guy wants to buy your house. Like let's be honest, the very first impression I have is this motherfucker wants to take advantage of my misfortune. Yeah, I haven't got there. Right andyeah, and when you get to know that person, you you start feeling less like that. Right? Like that's, that's what you feel. Yeah, the video helps that. Yeah, so there's a lot of value to video for sure. I think. I think brown belt I guess is the summary. I wouldn't just run with you and how many ads you have going. Last question. I got them all when you're running obviously you have your your wide ad so like when he's saying you cast in that guy's he's got ad number one. It's probably going to like couple million people or a large audience and the people who engage or visit site that's who he retargets list. So how many retargeting ads you have a retargeting funnel, so to say already just one ad is just like a one two punch. I think with retargeting variety and creative is important. Because when retargeting more so than any other place in the funnel, you're likely to get fatigue. Yep, because if you're doing retargeting, right, your frequency, which is the average number of times that each person sees the ad should be usually we're targeting something like three or four per month. Right? So with that, if you're showing the same ad over and over again, you kind of become a crazy advertiser, just assuming that you showed on that same ad for a 16th time This time, it's gonna make a difference. Yes, it's probably not. So I think I think retargeting having a good amount of variety is important. A lot of people will always think about it from the standpoint of like, I gotta change out my retargeting ads every two weeks or something. I don't think of it that way. I think of it as like, I need to have like 10 ads in there. You know, cycling through because more evergreen.One adds a ton. Yeah, and then what? What you do after that, like, I think videos are great and retargeting. I'd love to use testimonial videos, because you have to think like if someone came to my website, but they didn't fill out the form, but they came there with intent to sell their house, what would be the reason that they didn't fill out the form. The only reason would be that they don't believe that we're credible, they don't believe that they can trust us. Whatever the case is, so you just kind of have to like you know, feel those things out. And I think your videos targeted around those those things like testimonial videos, review videos, that kind of stuff can be excellent. Even if like someone already filled out the form right? Maybe that video could make your acquisitions appointment later do even better. That's part of the thing with retargeting like, it's hard to measure all the impact that it has. But our average client spends less than 50 bucks a month on it. So it's like it's a no brainer for what you get.You know that it's a bit it's producing something good. It's just not a huge volume driver. Got it? But I'm sure the quality though is there and silent about getting as many Alright dude, this was like great any I think you've frickin nailed Facebook. Let's go on to PPC. I noticed with PPC with Facebook but um alright, let's switch gears guys. So like basically let me put this in real estate layman terms. Facebook people aren't like checking out to see what the hell you ate for breakfast. But when we go to PPCWe're switching the game like people are searching you out.So one of the questions we get all the time is Hey, Mike, I'm going to SEO my website. And I'm always like, dude, do you even know what SEO means? There's a lot of work there. Like if you just SEO one blog post doesn't mean you're going to become the top of the search rankings for the rest of the world. Right and become the number one agent people are under that impression. SEO is a very long term gameof what pops up natural when people are searching, but PPC is what pops up paid. So can you walk us throughPPC? Yeah.Yeah, so really PPC, called PPC stands for pay per click. The reason is, you basically pay Google to be at the top when someone clicks, that's when they charge you. So it's, it's pretty simple in that sense. So the targeting on PPC is keywords. What are basically what are people searching? Yep. And then what you do is you write ads that are hopefully going to attract those people. And you create landing pages that are likely to turn those people once they click into leads. And that's the whole game of PPC, biggest mistakes I see people making with PPC, it's easy to just like sending PPC traffic to the homepage of your website or something. And you get a horrible conversion rate with it, I see so many people just sending traffic to their main page or website. And the problem with that is there's distractions, PPC is a really high cost, click and you want to contain it the best you can. So we like to use single action landing pages, where the only option is that someone fills out the form where they leave, and there's not really the there's not really a second option, you're going to convert, you're gonna be gone. And you get a better conversion rate doing that, you get more of those people to give you the information. And then the other thing about PPC where people go wrong, is bidding irrationally happens all the time. And this just happens in a whole bunch of ways. Because when they say pay per click, it's not like Google tells you what it costs for that click, what happens is you bid what you're willing to pay for that click, and you hopefully get clicks at that price. And there's a whole bunch of stuff that happens there. Because the price of anything is just determined based on the competition and what you're willing to pay. Those advertisers that are number one and PPC, they pay a lot more for each individual click, then the guy who's at the bottom of the page that steals a click occasionally doesn't get that much volume, but pays really low for that. So you have to understand there's like that, that diminishing return and everything. But we have clients telling us like I just want to be number one on it. Yeah, that's irrational, right? Because it has nothing to do with the value of those clicks. Sometimes the guy number one's losing money, he might do the most deals, but he's got a crazy high cost per deal. Sometimes not sometimes that's a good place to be. It depends on where the prices are. I kind of think could pay per click, almost like Wholesaling Houses. I could go into a market. And I could say I want to wholesale. And I could think well, what do I want to do, I want to make lots of money by selling the houses for top dollar. Therefore, I want to find the most expensive houses in my market that I think will sell for the most. And I'm just gonna pay really high for them. And that would be an absolutely horrible wholesale strategy. But that's exactly what people do with pay per click, they look at keywords, they think, what are those keywords that are the best keywords, and then I want to be at the top for those and a drag to the top and the price up. Realistically, what you should do in your wholesale is you don't look for houses that are high value, you look for houses that are undervalued. So it's not about what the price is, it's about what the price is compared to what it's worth. Where does the market believe? So what we do is we look in for each individual click, we're looking at what is that click worth? What do we think that's actually going to turn into in revenue. And we're bidding according to that. And sometimes the whole market is just way too high, you're gonna see a good keyword, you don't even show up, because everybody else is just paying ridiculous prices for it. They're all busy. And sometimes everybody else doesn't think it's that great. But our data shows that that's actually a really high quality click. But the whole deal is trying to like it's not about the best clicks. I don't mind paying $10 for clicks that are worth $100 Rather than paying $50 for clicks that are worth $120 What do seller leads? What are seller leads selling for right now.Right now on on pay per click our average across the whole United States is about $260 across all the markets we're in. It could tell you San Diego would not be that. Yeah.Probably, probably honestly, here's what I was. The person I want to mention this is because like people always like oh want to get a lead gen game lead gen game like you're gonna have to invest.And when people are like, like especially in the real estate industry, they don't realize $260 per lead.Well, when you're buying an opt in, you're not buying a leader buying someone who has requested a cash offeron their property, so you're buying almost an appointment or conversation. And yeah, if you guys you guys plan on spending some dough, like it's not going to be cheap, but lead generation number is as it there's a reason why Zappos and, and Bed Bath and Beyond like put so much money into marketing their past customers is because that drives more sales and acquiring new ones we talk about this every week on the show you guys. There's branding and there's there's marketing, there's advertising, they're not the same, but they sort of work together. We're talking about today's advertiser go right at that lead generation. And yes, it works. But you got to have guys like this or you got to have like the right, you got another eight ads, right copy and all that stuff before you dive into it. I've seen so many people lose a lot of money pressing like a boost button. Right? Yeah, I mean it and it just like, you don't want to do that, like Facebook from when I used to be really heavy into Facebook six years ago. And then I stopped it for about four years because I didn't have anything to really sell is building my business.And I didn't mean to build on so when I came back to it, it was night and day different dude. Night and day different. Six years. Yeah, that's that's about it. Yeah, and phases, totally reinvented itself. So like what worked back then doesn't work today. And vice versa. This stuff's always changing. You just have to know how to change with it. PPC, and when you guys log on to the backend of like Google ad platform, you know, everything you say in here, I'll verify because I could tell you that my YouTube ads and my PPC ads are more expensive, but they're way more quality. Like, I'll spend double or triple the amount of money on those platforms. But I get people they're like, Hey, Mike, what's up? Like we get, we'll get clients directly from it. And we do notice the intent based on our end, and we're not selling houses, we're selling video services, right. So um, anything else you want to add on PPC?No, really, is really just that negative copy magic. The simpler the better, like guarantee, like, walk me through some headlines that people try to get over create this stuff sometimes. And sometimes just the simplest thing is like the best, isn't it? Yeah, I guess I can tell you kind of where people go wrong. People assume that creative is better than clear. And creative is never better than clear. When you're searching for something on Google, you're scanning on the page, that thing that most closely matches what you're looking for. Yeah, you don't care if they have like a pond in their headline or something. And that can actually probably confuse you and deter you. Because you're going to give about two seconds of effort to each one of the ads, if that. So the key point there is it has to be stupid, clear how relevant what you're saying is to what the person searching for. We use that we do that a lot by putting like the exact phrase in the ad because even if you say the same thing with different words, it's harder for someone to make that connection. And then you want to do the same on your landing page. Because because you want people to feel like exactly what they find on your landing page is exactly what they searched. Other like little little tricks. We've done a lot of taking someone's precise location on on Google and displaying that to them in their ad. Because let's just say you search and like I live in Lehi in Utah, right, we're suburb sort of Salt Lake City. Most markets have a lot of that, right? You have salt lake city nearby the other areas. Let's just say I search right here. And I search for like how to sell a house fast.And one of the ad says how to sell your house fast in Utah. The other one says how to sell a house fast and in Salt Lake City. And then the next one says how to sell your house fast and Lehigh. Which one of those am I going to click all things equal? Probably the one talking about Lehigh, because that's really relevant to where I live. So that's that's another trick that we're using help help improve a lot from a copy standpoint is we will dynamically insert whatever town even if the town of 200 people, whatever town someone's in, we will insert that into the headline of the ad when someone searches from that precise location. Have you guys done any YouTube ads?YouTube? Yes, we have. However, for motivated sellers, it hasn't been our best channel lead cost has been closer to PPC lead quality closer to Facebook. So it has, it has not been our most successful channel. Maybe we just haven't cracked the code. My hypothesis is I don't think a lot of the demo target demographic is spending a lot of time on YouTube. And like the target ability, there's just as isn't working as well as like Facebook, which sort of has a similar way of doing it. But just I think targeting is a little bit better.And YouTube's a little bit tougher as a direct response platform just because the call to actions aren't quite as obvious. You probably like you think there are other companies you know about YouTube ads, you probably had a lot of awareness. Not quite as many that you've actually like, clicked through the YouTube ad to do business with. I think YouTube really shines is an awareness booking platform moreso than like a direct response lead gen platform. Nothing it doesn't work. It does work. It just in our experience has been more and more expensive. Yeah, yes. I concur.Without 100% And I'm not spending crazy amounts and I'm not like super duper marketer, digital wise, I'm just I could be all those things are saying our checkout 100% Um, let's get into SEO really quick and wrap it up.SEO What the hell does it mean Search Engine Optimization? Guys? There you go do it, how do you do it? You create a shitload of content. And you have to be creating content. And then you have to know how to keyword the content, then you need to know how to structure it. You need to know how to blog, you need to add meta tags, images, link backs, like there's a science to this. Can you walk us through that? Yeah, SEO is an interesting thing. And just to kind of like summarize what it means Search Engine Optimization. Google exists for the purpose of providing the most relevant results to someone when they search. And there are tons and tons and tons of websites, at least 10,000 that talk about selling a house for cash, or fast or we buy houses or whatever the case is? How do you convince Google that your website is more relevant for someone search than one of those other websites? That's basically the artists search engine optimization. So you need to think about what does Google want Google wants to put websites goes to the top that are the ones that provide relevant responses. And the ones that they think are, are actually like companies that they can trust. Because if people always have a bad experience with companies that they find on Google, they stopped looking on Google for companies. So it's all about being relevant and authoritative. being relevant is the content game that you just talked about. It's it's about like, like, for our clients doing SEO, we do lots of blogging. Blogging is really effective. And sometimes not even because people read the blogs. But because the blogs add strength to the other pages on the website, and those ones rank. That's a lot of what it is. There's a lot of technical stuff, like for example, if your website loads slow, Google's not going to rank it as easily as someone whose website loads quickly, because that's a better experience.It's, it's about making sure that you're technically there, you give Google a sitemap and how to crawl your website. It's an from an authority standpoint, it's kind of a popularity contest. It's about getting backlinks. And backlinks are basically links from other websites to your website. And not just a lot of them, but really good ones. Because a backlink if I have a website that Google considers to be very authoritative, and I decide to link to your website, the assumption is I'm doing that because I see something of value on our website. And I'm the popular guy that votes that this guy is worth looking at. And that tells Google that maybe it really is. Yeah, so isn't all that stuff. The reason why like like, Brandon wants to even probably appear on this podcast, he wants to link back from my site back to his site. The reason why I appear on another podcast is I want the link backs from their sites back to our so that you get that authority, but it is a long game to play. So it's just telling you guys for those your SEO, SEO SEO works, I hear it all the time. No, I'm just gonna SEO that fuck out of that page. Yo, bro, I'm just gonna go ahead and SEO the fuck out of my site. That doesn't mean anything. Like it's not it just doesn't work that way and realistic. Like, I've been blogging for frickin eight years, I actually had my real estate site up to 10,000 searches a month, organically back in the day, and Chicago.And even real estate marketing, I had to 10,000 Organic hits a month, why haven't blogged in a year and a half. So I haven't had time and my traffic slowed down a bit. Right? plummets, yeah, there's a game there. You gotta have consistency with it. And it just, most people don't have the assets or the resources to do it right as my point. Unless you're gonna pay a team to go out and do it for you. Like, if you're not a writer, you're not a content creator. It's all that stuff. There's just a lot to consider when you're doing it. I don't think it's anywhere anyone would start. I think it's a game you play over long term, if you're going to commit to it. Person, yes. For this topics and purpose. No, I agree. It's not usually a recommended starting place for a client unless, like, we would start out with an SEO strategy. If we're working with a client that really has that long term vision. And we have we have a bunch of companies like we're doing SEO, and I think 30 Something markets are now we do a lot of it, because it does produce like the thing is SEO over the long term produces the best ROI of any jazz we talked about. So it's amazing. But But what happens where people go wrong is they spend money on SEO for three months. And then they look back at it and they're like, Oh, the numbers don't lie. This doesn't give me a return on investment. And they give up. But they don't understand that the game of SEO is a really long term game and you have to be consistent with it. And you have to fund it well. So it's a it's a channel where like, I it's not cashflow friendly. But if you compare it to other long term investments, I would invest my money in SEO before buying a rental property hands down. Because SEO compared to the rental properties can perform way way better in the long term. I don't invest 50 grandAnd then to the downpayment on a rental property, and then expect that I'm going to have a 300% return next month. But people do that sweat after March. Yeah, yeah, exactly what equity. Yeah, I agree with everything that you said there. This has been awesome. We went a little bit over, but the content was so good. We just kept on going. So I want to respect your time, Brandon, we appreciate you coming up on the show. sharing all this insight ton of nuggets on there you guys go back and listen to this one more time. If you guys want more about SEO, content, research to the blog and podcast episodes, we've gotten Trevor, Trevor mock from Karen, they have an amazing SEO website platform, he's really sharp and all that we have a bunch of other individuals that you can reach out to if you want to learn more about SEO, or call Brandon here, because these guys do all that stuff, too. But dude, you are a freakin killer, amazing show. Why don't you go ahead and tell our listeners how they can reach you if they need. They can check you guys out further. Yeah, I appreciate it, Mike. So the best place to check us out would be Bateman collective comm slash our ELP. That's, that's a page and the reason I give you that page specifically is you can go right on there you can schedule a call with with me or someone on my team to talk aboutto talk about what this is for your market. The really cool thing that we have that no one else has is the largest database that exists in this industry about what generates results for motivated seller lead gen, and how that is different across different markets. So we can give you a lot of insight into what might be the best strategy for you.And also, I know there's some people listening here who have tried these channels before, and you haven't had success.Our offer for that is basically a free audit. Like we can jump right into your Google Ads account right into your facebook ads account, right into your your website for SEO purposes. And look at exactly what he did. Where people go wrong with this as they keep on just like throwing money at things and then throw money at something different and throw money at something different. And just hope it works. But they never understood why something didn't work in the first place. The first step to actually finding success, if you haven't had it yet, is figuring out where you went wrong. And we can help you figure that out. It's a free service that we provide. Brough I personally will take a look at your campaigns. So that's uh, yeah, that's something that we're willing to do and I'd love to help you out.Thank you, man. Appreciate it. Appreciate you guys. Listen to other episode of the real estate marketing podcast. You guys know where to find us connect with us on social Facebook IG connect on our YouTube channel, make sure you subscribe, and check out the rest of the content on our site. And if you're stuck trying to figure out what the hell you're going to do in 2022 and you want to build your personal brand, get your ass on video and call up a real estate marketing Dude, we will script edit and distribute your video content and we make the process really fucking simple. Don't overthink this stuff on content creation 80% of your business is going to come from the people you already know videos how you stay on top of them and nurture that audience it's very simple formula. So appreciate you guys have a great rest of the day and we'll see you guys next week. Peace. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing do.com We make branding video content creation simple and do everything for you. So if you have any additional questions, visit the site, download the training and then scheduled time to speak with the dude and get you rolling in your local marketplace. Thanks for watching another episode of the podcast. We'll see you next time.

Pretty Nerdz  Podcast
King of the City

Pretty Nerdz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 90:50


This week in hot topics, Nay and Falan DeAnn talk the murder of Young Dolph in Memphis, Kyle Rittenhouse's not guilty verdict, the latest on the Astroworld tragedy and more of the week's entertainment stories. (1.08.08) In relationships, Falan DeAnn asks do women have placeholders? Falan DeAnn asks, what is worse a broke man or a cheap man? (1.17.26) Nay and Falan DeAnn provide their latest movie/tv/books/music recommendations and reviews including Summer Walker's and Silk Sonic albums. (1.28.06) In the Nerd Moment of the week, Nay talks the Uncharted trailer, Nicole Kang becomes first Asian American actress to play Poison Ivy and the first review of the Flash's season 8 event Armageddon. Please be sure to subscribe/follow/download/share the Pretty Nerdz Podcast and provide your feedback, comments and topics you would like to hear the ladies touch on. website: www.prettynerdzpodcast.com The Pretty Nerdz podcast is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prett…ast/id1411139679 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/7icNCCcWaf8UvVFhz0gGE9 SoundCloud: @pretty_nerdz_podcast Follow the show on Instagram @prettynerdzpodcast for exclusives and to submit questions, topics and comments as they will be featured on the show. Also be sure to follow the Pretty Nerdz themselves on instagram. Falan DeAnn @purplesatinkisses Nay @nay.lolo

Frenemy Fire
When The Internet Fails, You Call John

Frenemy Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 95:29


Aren is in the middle of the world's smallest snowfall ever. So we had to call in for help, NAY, a 1Up!   1Upjohn is here to tell us about the new Animal Crossing update, apparently it has a story mode, as well as many other games that he has been playing. Kev rambles about...something. What else is new? Come hangout with us! It's a great time as always

Deacon and Co Show
Touchdown Report - 30th Anniversary of Beauty & The Beast

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 25:42


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important Disney animated film of all time, "Beauty and the Beast", which turns 30 this year! Did you really think we weren't going to talk about GameDay on Thanksgiving?! There are three games on today and Deacon and Nay are sitting in front of the TV and are not moving until dinner time. Plus, we give a rundown of Sunday's and Monday's games! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Brand Archetypes
Episode 74 – Brand Review of Facebook’s New Name

Brand Archetypes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:35


Well, you knew we would talk about it. Facebook’s new name. Yay? Nay? What do you think? No surprise that Kevin and Amy both have opinions about this. Is it a name change or a corporate restructuring? It reminds us of how Google changed its corporate structure and, along with that, changed the parent company…

Office Visits with Dr. V
Episode 15: A Hot Topic: Hot Flashes -Auma ”Kess” Thongteum, NP

Office Visits with Dr. V

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 41:44


In this episode of the Office Visits with Dr. V, we meet Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Auma “Kess” Thongteum. We discuss why women get hot flashes, lifestyle factors that can contribute and ways to reduce the severity of hot flashes in your daily life without medication.    [00:02:38] Kess Discusses Why Women Get Hot Flashes [00:05:00] Who is Auma “Kess” Thogterums? [00:07:54] What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Or Reduce The Severity of Hot Flashes [00:09:30] Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Hot Flashes [00:13:45] Medications Given To Those Experiencing Hot Flashes [00:14:35] Women Who Should Not Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy [00:17:34] Herbs and Non Prescriptive Medications [00:19:59] Let's Talk About Soy & Breast Cancer [00:22:00] Hot Flashes Don't Always Start at 51 [00:23:45] Follicle Stimulating Hormone Diagnosis of Menopause, Yay or Nay? What Can We Do To Get Rid of Hot Flashes OR Make Them Less Extreme The average age a woman goes through menopause is 51. Many women experience what they consider temperature changes such as getting warm and others as extreme as hot flashes and these can happen at a variety of ages, such as their '30s and even'70s. Before these fluctuations in temperature are labeled as hormonal related due to menopause there are some factors to rule out. One place to begin investigating is how well your thyroid is functioning, then, we look to lifestyle changes and stressors. And, before prescribing medicine we need to determine if there are alternatives such as some lifestyle changes you can implement. Even if you have an estrogen imbalance, there are still things you can do to reduce hot flashes before you even get to prescriptions. Some examples of lifestyle changes is reducing caffeine intake, reduce the amount you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and eat spicy and sugary foods.   Links and Resources: https://officevisitswithdrv.com Show Transcript ------------------------------ Thank you for listening, please like and share this episode with a friend! If you would like to stay connected and get your questions answered by Dr. V, feel free to reach out! Facebook: Office Visits with Dr. V Instagram: office_visits_with_dr_V. Website: https://officevisitswithdrv.com/ Email: officevisitswithdrv@gmail.com Links and Resources:

Is It for Reel
IIFR E70: The Big Chill

Is It for Reel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 96:26


I mean, it's starting to get chilly out so our Podcaster's decided to watch the classic disaster movie, The Big Chill.  Will they find stories of avalanches, ice storms, or the cold unforgiving outer space?  Nay, this is the cold embrace of adulthood!  Oh the horror!!! So grab your best mix tape, your sexiest bathrobe, and a guidebook on how to make a baby.  Get chilly, y'all!!!

Deacon and Co Show
Touchdown Report - Week 11 Episode 11

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 23:03


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this Sunday, November 21st, 2021! Plus, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Deacon and Co Show
The Touchdown Report Season 2 Week 10 Episode 10

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 22:02


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this Sunday, November 14th, 2021! Plus, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

You, me, and the Green Man, kicking back listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Sounds like a great time, right?! The Munster Men, Robin Huw Bowen, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, John McGaha, Emma Langford, Bill Mullen, Willowgreen, Andreas Transø, Bay Allen, Tallymoore, The Badpiper, Banda Gaites Camín de Fierro, Blue Alatar, Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra, SYR I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. 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CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST LAUNCH Celtic Christmas Podcast is back starting this Sunday, Nov 19. The first episode is actually the Christmas episode of this podcast from last year. But more than anything, it's a restructuring of podcast. You'll need to become a patron if you want the music-edition of the podcast. Instead, I plan to promote Celtic Christmas music playlists through the new podcast, while also sharing special features of Celtic musicians with Christmas music. I hope you will check it out and also subscribe and listen to the new playlists. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per episode, also get the all new music-only episodes. Plus, you'll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads. Sign up in November or raise your pledge and I'll send you a free podcast sticker! A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends who pledge $25 or more per month on Patreon: Dan mcDade, Paul Crowley, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Rian P Kegerreis, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com. You can also tag your pic on social media with the hashtag #irishcelticpodcast. Perhaps I'll share it on the podcast. Santiago Alba emailed a photo: "Hi there, I've followed your podcast for years.  And what a better moment to listen while on a rainy day on a commuter train between Glasgow  and Edinburgh. I am part of the Climate Summit Canadian observers here at COP26,  and today you helped me by moving my eyes from the laptop to the window of the train."

Lori & Julia
11/9 Tuesday Hr 2: Adele jettisons Grammy winning producer/writer from her new Album

Lori & Julia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021


Julia's Random Thoughts: Yay or Nay? TN news: Yellowstone premiere got big numbers and the Network is very happy. Succession has no traction and LOJ has some questions for the creator of the Crown. Hollywood Speak: this video has been viewed 10 Million times... why?

“Here, Take This!” Podcast

Entanglement PT 2? Travis Scott Astrworld. Ye or Nay....

Ain't No Way.. The Podcast

WELCOME BACK GANG Welcome back to Season 5. In this season we taking it back to the basics. Bringing you back to the days of drinking and joking while still giving you that raw conversation that most people don't talk about on a daily. In this episode, I am joined by a few people. We took our conversation to Spotify Greenroom. There we were met by Jetta, Steph, Raine, Ash, Syd, Tyra, Dom, Quan, Nasir, and Nay and we touch on the topic of Sneak Links... So sit back relax and enjoy... _____ Song: Sneaky Link n-  Hollywood _____ Connect With Us On Social Media IG: https://www.instagram.com/aintnowaytp_/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/AintNoWayThePodcast Website: https://jeffalberts23.wixsite.com/aintnoway _____ My Personal Accounts IG: @prodbynowayjose__ Twitter: @josethagod_ _____ This Episode Is Sponsored By Anchor, The Easiest Way To Make A Podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Support This Podcast: https://anchor.fm/aintnoway/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aintnoway/support

Deacon and Co Show
The Touchdown Report Season 2 Episode 9 Week 9

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 25:17


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this Sunday, November 7th, 2021! Plus, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Friendo
How to Cook for your Family and Not Hate it with Andrea Buckett

Friendo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Cooking? Yay or Nay? Why is it so hard?! Let's talk all things food preparation and eating with Chef and Food Expert Andrea Buckett. Later in the episode Dean and I share our favourite Fall recipes and our passion for that Foodie Life!  Stick around for my 3 favourite things for the week! Thank you for being here!   Explore my shop: http://www.hellofriendo.com   Thank you Andrea for your contribution to Friendo. Please follow Andrea Buckett on Instagram and at www.andreabuckett.com   Follow along on social: Instagram @hellofriendoshop Instagram @amandamuse Twitter @museamanda Facebook /museamanda YouTube AmandaMuse   Advertising Inquiries: https://curiouscast.ca/advertise-with-us/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

It Slays Podcast
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

It Slays Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 67:15


The squad wraps up OCTHORRORFEST with HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982). Listen to find out if we award this film a NAY, OKAY, YAY or SLAY! Follow us on all social media:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrYoutubeWant some official Merch?!SHOP HERE!*Intro & Outro Music by Dylan Bailey (IG: @thedylanbailey)*www.cartographme.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Itslayspodcast)

It Slays Podcast
White Of The Eye (1987)

It Slays Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 69:35


The squad reluctantly continues OCTHORRORFEST with Mike's pick WHITE OF THE EYE (1987).  Listen to find out if we award this film a NAY, OKAY, YAY or SLAY! Follow us on all social media:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrYoutubeWant some official Merch?!SHOP HERE!*Intro & Outro Music by Dylan Bailey (IG: @thedylanbailey)*www.cartographme.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Itslayspodcast)

Deacon and Co Show
Deacon and Co Show - Episode 62 (Halloween Edition)

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 32:29


In this week's episode, Deacon and Nay discuss Halloween Movies, Quick Sports Update, Spooky Songs and so much more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeaconandCoShow Follow us on Instagram: @DeaconandCoShow  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Locked On Oilers - Daily Podcast On The Edmonton Oilers
Bad Mikko shows up for Oilers first loss

Locked On Oilers - Daily Podcast On The Edmonton Oilers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 35:33


Hernan Salas is joined by TSN 1260's Connor Halley as they discuss Kyle Beach's coming forward to share his story, Yay or Nay on analytics and a recap of the Oilers 5-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Deacon and Co Show
Touchdown Report - Season 2 Week 8 Episode 8

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 19:58


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, Greenbay Packers travel to the Arizona Cardinals as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this Halloween Game Day! Plus, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

It Slays Podcast
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

It Slays Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 87:28


The squad gets hot into OCTHORRORFEST with Colton's pick THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974).  Listen to find out if we award this film a NAY, OKAY, YAY or SLAY! Follow us on all social media:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrYoutubeWant some official Merch?!SHOP HERE!*Intro & Outro Music by Dylan Bailey (IG: @thedylanbailey)*www.cartographme.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Itslayspodcast)

Pretty Nerdz  Podcast
A whole lot of DC

Pretty Nerdz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 69:10


This week in hot topics, Nay and Falan DeAnn talk Facebook's rebranding name change, Lizzo going ass out, the WNBA finals and another Kardashian engagement. (45.21) In relationships, Falan DeAnn asks what is the first rap song you learned all the words to? Nay asks, do you have to like/get along with your partner's friends in order for the relationship to be successful? (53.51) Nay and Falan DeAnn provide their latest movie/tv/books/music recommendations and reviews including a first look at ABC's Queens. (1.04.57) In the Nerd Moment of the week, Nay talks all things DCFandome including the first look at Black Atom's suit, The Flash Movie, Peacemaker TV show, Shazam: Fury of the Gods and of course Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. She also talks about Marvel pushing back the rest of its Phase 4 movies. Please be sure to subscribe/follow/download/share the Pretty Nerdz Podcast and provide your feedback, comments and topics you would like to hear the ladies touch on. website: www.prettynerdzpodcast.com The Pretty Nerdz podcast is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prett…ast/id1411139679 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/7icNCCcWaf8UvVFhz0gGE9 SoundCloud: @pretty_nerdz_podcast Follow the show on Instagram @prettynerdzpodcast for exclusives and to submit questions, topics and comments as they will be featured on the show. Also be sure to follow the Pretty Nerdz themselves on instagram. Falan DeAnn @purplesatinkisses Nay @nay.lolo

Books & Banter with Deb and Nay
Sticks and Stones…..

Books & Banter with Deb and Nay

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 27:13


Deb and Nay talk about the book The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell and about bullies!!

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Úc bị áp lực ngoại giao ngày càng gia tăng về vụ khí hậu

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 6:09


Chính phủ Úc ngày càng chịu nhiều áp lực trong việc quyết định hành động về biển đổi khí hậu vốn gây nhiều chia rẽ, trước cuộc họp thượng đỉnh về khí hậu sắp tới tại Glasgow. Nay áp lực đó cũng xuất hiện trên mặt ngoại giao, với một trong các nhà ngoại giao hàng đầu của Mỹ cảnh cáo rằng, chỉ cam kết việc thải khí bằng không vào năm 2050 tại hội nghị COP-26, có thể không đủ. Trong khi đó một phúc trình mới xếp hạng Úc đứng cuối trong các nước phát triển khi Úc hứa hẹn và hành động để giảm bớt khí thải, với một phát hiện khi Tổng Trưởng Năng Lượng bác bỏ chuyện nầy và cho đó là ‘hoàn toàn rác rưởi'.

Deacon and Co Show
The Touchdown Report - Season 2 Week 7 Episode 7

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 20:29


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, From the Dawg Pound in Cleveland, the Cincinnati Bengals host the Denver Broncos as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this SUNDAY, October 24 th, and of course, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

It Slays Podcast
The Ring (2002)

It Slays Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 71:14


The squad continues OCTHORRORFEST with Xylia's pick THE RING (2002).  Listen to find out if we award this film a NAY, OKAY, YAY or SLAY! Follow us on all social media:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrYoutubeWant some official Merch?!SHOP HERE!*Intro & Outro Music by Dylan Bailey (IG: @thedylanbailey)*www.cartographme.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Itslayspodcast)

On The Radar
Bando Interview: Upcoming EP, Bronx Drill, Growing Up With Dthang, Tdot, RPT, Diss Records + More!

On The Radar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 15:15


Today On On The Radar we sat down with one of the rising stars out of the Bronx. Bando has been steadily working on his craft, dropping music videos and is gearing up to release a new EP by the end of the year. Stopping by On The Radar he spoke about growing up in RPT with Dthang & Tdot, the culture behind diss records, Bronx Drill + more!

Béarn Gourmand France Bleu Béarn
Boulangerie/pâtisserie/chocolaterie à Nay : Les Délices Nayais

Béarn Gourmand France Bleu Béarn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 42:40


durée : 00:42:40 - Côté saveurs en Béarn Bigorre - Les Délices Nayais une boulangerie/pâtisserie/chocolaterie ouverte depuis 16 ans par Isabelle et Thierry Decorte au 3 place de la République à Nay à 2 pas des halles. La boutique se refait une beauté pour s'ouvrir à nous le 28 octobre.

ICYMiC-SHoW

Tricia Flanagan joined

ICYMiC-SHoW

Sandy Smith for Congress joining

Deacon and Co Show
Episode 60 - California Love

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 47:49


In this week's episode, Deacon and Nay talk about their Aftershock Experience, Metallica's performance, trip to California, and more! Plus, they name a few geniuses (yes, more than one) of their week! Follow us on Twitter: @DeaconandCoShow Follow us on Instagram: @DeaconandCoShow --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

Restless: A Postmortem on the Young, Restless and Reformed

Send us our submissions for Yea, Nay, or Nuance today. And send us some love as we get ready to celebrate One Full Year of Restless. At Least send us a message or question to us on social media at on facebook and instagram  Email us at Restlesspodcasting@gmail.com A Link to the Tweet so you can see for yourself https://twitter.com/RELEVANT/status/1442130614614908928?s=20

Deacon and Co Show
Touchdown Report Featuring Deacon and Nay - Season 2 Week 6

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:46


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, Philadelphia Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this SUNDAY, October 17th, and of course, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

UNTAPPED - Live Up To Your Potential
EPS 139: Say NAY to the Naysayers

UNTAPPED - Live Up To Your Potential

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:58


When was the last time someone gave you advice that you didn't ask for? Here's how to say NAY to the Naysayers.How did you deal with it?Did you take the advice? How did that make you feel? In this episode we uncover: ✅ What should you do when people give you advice that you don't ask for✅ Whether or not you should be giving advice to people✅ The main thing you need to remember when you meet a naysayer In my book, Suck it up, Princess, there's a whole chapter dedicated to the naysayers. I'm reading some of that to you in this episode.Suck It Up, Princess is for women the world over who want to get over your excuses and get on with living a rich, fulfilling and rewarding life, on your own damn terms.I wrote this book because you are a heroine! For real. And you deserve to tap into your hidden potential, and leverage your unique talents and skills to create the life you truly want to live.It's packed with my own transformational personal stories, proven methods, and practical advice so you can learn how to:Understand your inner world so you can attract more of what you wantCreate your own Universe by learning how to build your own moatOpen your treasure chest, know your worth and make more moneyStep into your Queen power with self-compassion, love and romance.You can grab your copy here. Resources:My copywriter, Ashleigh, interviewed me about the book and we had the most epic jam sesh about saying no and wearing your crown (I even wore a crown during the recording. Woot.)JUST FOR TODAY (12 October), you can grab the Kindle version of Suck it up, Princess for FREE. True story. See online locations to get the Kindle version of Suck It Up, Princess for FREE and leave a review! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pretty Nerdz  Podcast
Mind your business

Pretty Nerdz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 73:35


This week in hot topics, Nay and Falan DeAnn talk California making big moves in terms of moms and mandatory sentencing, R.Kelly being found guilty and the Facebook whistleblower. (51.05) In relationships, Falan DeAnn asks is there any gift to extravagant to give during the dating phase? Nay asks, would you ever be ok with your partner having another sexual partner during your relationship? (1.02.31) Nay and Falan DeAnn provide their latest movie/tv/books/music recommendations and reviews. (1.08.06) In Falan's rant of the week, Falan rants about the Kelly Price missing saga. (1.09.41) In the Nerd Moment of the week, Nay talks spoilers for Venom 2, a potential WandaVision spin off, the WWE Raw/Smackdown draft and Twitch getting hacked. Please be sure to subscribe/follow/download/share the Pretty Nerdz Podcast and provide your feedback, comments and topics you would like to hear the ladies touch on. website: www.prettynerdzpodcast.com The Pretty Nerdz podcast is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prett…ast/id1411139679 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/7icNCCcWaf8UvVFhz0gGE9 SoundCloud: @pretty_nerdz_podcast Follow the show on Instagram @prettynerdzpodcast for exclusives and to submit questions, topics and comments as they will be featured on the show. Also be sure to follow the Pretty Nerdz themselves on instagram. Falan DeAnn @purplesatinkisses Nay @nay.lolo

How To Love Lit Podcast
Robert Browning - The Last Duchess - Poetry Supplement

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 47:23


Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    And I am Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  This week and next we will have two poetry supplements.  After talking about one of the worst romances in literature- we will switch to one of literature's greatest love stories- the romance of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning- although you would never guess it after reading the poem we are doing today- My Last Duchess- a very twisted poem.  You know, Christy, now that I think about it, there's not really a lot of great love stories that we've read.  So many of them end poorly- Romeo and Juliet comes to mind- but even the real life stories aren't all that awesome.  I can't say I'm all that impressed with the love story of Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley.      No, I should think not.  I wouldn't think Petrarch or Lauuuura define true love either- although Petrarch sure got a lot of mileage out of their non-relationship.    No, Hester and Dimmesdale didn't end well.    Or William Butler Yeats and Maud Gonne    Now that you mention it, whether we're talking about characters or writers- there's quite a bit of tragedy involved.    You're right- but of course, doesn't great love tragedies produce great art- look no farther than the new hit song by Selena Gomez about her disasterous relationship with Justin Bieber.  “Lose You to Love Me” debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 23 weeks- hittint it number one.      And it was number 1 on Itunes as well.  Of course, Justin Bieber has milked that relationship or should I say, all of their break ups over the years, as well.      Well, xometimes things do go right- there's hope for the Noras and Torvalds out there.  HA!  So, let's introduce at least one love story that went right…Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Except, if you want to know the love-story part, you'll have to stick around for one more episode.  We're going to start with this episode by discussing Robert Browning and his most nefarious villiian in “My Last Duchess” and then we'll look at Elizabeth and her infectious love sonnets- and that's when we'll get into their personal story.    Great, so Robert Browning, what I find unusual about Robert Browning is that there is nothing unusual about Robert Browning.  I'm so used to all of these British poets and their colorful lives, but he's kind of a non-scandalous person, well- if you don't count the part about his elopement with Elizabeth, of course.    Indeed, and that is just how he liked it- perhaps a man of his time.  Let me back us by introducing him as part of the Victorian Age- that glorious period of English history where Britain held the position of world leadership- I guess somewhat like we think of as belonging to the United States today.      Just for clarification- The Victorian period is considered somewhere around 1837-1900.    Oh yes- I should have said that.  Not talking about literature, Garry, what stands out about this period of time.      Well, there's a lot- it was an incredible period and Queen Victoria was incredibly popular.  When you say Victorian England, a lot comes to mind- both good and bad- but the first thing that comes to my mind, and please bear in mind that I'm American, so there's the disclaimer- we're always talking about impressions from this side of the Atlantic, but the first thing that comes to mind is just the incredible amount of material progress- there was unequaled production of goods- England was well on the front end of the Industrial Revolution.  There was a lot of innovation, a growing middle class- but then again on the flip side- with that there's all the social problems that go with material progress.  Things that we think of Charles Dickens writing novels about- street children, dirty pollution from coal- the sort of things we've talking about in other episodes like when we talked about where the Bronte sisters grew up or William Blake's Chimney Sweepers- and these problems are the things that lots of people but specifically a lot of writers were concerned about and commenting on.  John Ruskin famously said, “that the real test of a community is not how much wealth it is producing but what kind of people it is producing” and of course he's right about that.  It was something that would take years to sort out- finding the moral balance between production and exploitation- something every society wrestles with and always will.      Well, the Brownings, surprisingly, weren't really a part of that protest movement, to be honest- and the reason I say that is because for a big chunk of time, in fact, their entire married life, they lived in Italy.    Didn't Ibsen live in Italy, and Keats lived in Italy- Italy seems to be responsible for a lot of great English language writing.    Ironically, that's true.  Well, getting to the Brownings, Robert Browning grew up in Camberwell, at the time, a suburb of London. He was the only son of a fairly affluent family.  He was the product private tutoring, world travel, and a lot of what today we would call privilege.  None of this made him a famous poet though.      It wasn't for lack of trying.  I was impressed to see how supportive his family was to the point of paying for his work to get published.  I was also impressed by how bumpy his start was.  It seems his work was not well-received initially, and in fact was met with a bit  of mean-spirited extremely embarrassing criticism.  John Stuart Mill said that Browning was parading and I quote a “morbid state” of self-worship after he published his first poem named “Pauline” when he was 21.      Yeah- that seems meat to me, and maybe would have wiped me out too, but in his case, Browning reacted to those criticisms of his early work in a positive kind of way.  I find it clever, actually,  and this stylistic change altered the course of his career.  He swore off confessional writing- the kind that'spersonal-  and instead modified from the kind of writing he had done in the poem “Pauline” and turned to what today, he is has become famous for- the dramatic monologue.    Exactly- now Christy, I think we've mentioned these before, but what is a dramatic monologue and more importantly, why should we care?    Thank you for asking exactly the question I wanted to answer!    Ha!  It's like you didn't ask me to ask you.    Well, there is that- hahaha- anyway, let me start by saying that the reason most people don't like poetry in general is because they think it doesn't make a lot of sense.  It doesn't SAY anything. And I realize, we high school English teachers, likely share part of the blame for this dislike of the genre.  More than one teacher, myself included I'm sure, have droned on and on about things that are fairly boring.  I remember a few years ago, and this is a tangent, but it's stayed with me.  Anyway, it was a junior English class and I started the class by saying something like, “Today, students, we are going to explore some of the key features of American Romanticism and then some of the greatest hits”- to which a kid from the back row rapid fire responded- with “And that is why I got up and came to school this morning”.   It made me laugh because this particular boy, an athlete, could not think of an introduction to anything more boring than what I had just described…although, in fairness, American Romanticism is NOT boring…but I digress.    Ha!!  I'm sure you changed his mind about the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman.         Well, of course I did.  HA!   But where I'm heading is that- when we think of poietry as being  boring.  We often are thinking about confessionals – people whining about their lives, their loves, getting in their feelings for the wrongs life has brought upon them- that sort of thing.      For most of us- that is not the purpose of reading.  We think of writing as a form of communicating information, and reading as a form of gathering information.  The problem with a poem is that it has no information.  And so the natural reaction to it is the very honest question- why am I reading this?  But we shouldn't read poetry like we would read an article on Snap Chap or a newspaper editorial.   Instead, we should judge it with a very intuitive criteria- did I learn something, did it make me laugh or cry, was it unexpected, did it change my mind?  That sort of thing?     But isn't learning or gathering information a large part of what writing is about?    Well, of course that's true- but it isn't a very good way to read poetry because if you do it that way you just can't enjoy it-  what makes great poetry is not the transmission of information at all.  What makes great poetry is the exact same thing as what makes great plays or great novels or great music- they voice ideas about the world- they spotlight things we experience, things we've seen but have not articulated, things we've noticed but have not thought.  Great poems are not about the poet at all- they are about us- the reader.  They are about our experiences in the world- they are about understanding the people and the emotions that populate our world. And then we are no longer alone in our world- even from 100 years ago, there was a guy who knows somebody like I know.   And Robert Browning did this sort of thing extremely well.  And I want to explain how all of this works.      Sounds good.      One thing we have to always keep in our minds about a poem is that the speaker is not the author.  In other words the poem may be in the first person, but that doesn't mean we are to understand that the speaker is writing about himself.  Example, a poem may say “I love chopped onions” and the poet actually hates them, but the speaker of the poem can say I love chopped onions because this speaker is his own separate character totally apart from the poet. And in this world that has been created, the speaker likes chopped onions.    This is, of course, true for plays as well, we know that Nora is not Ibsen , nor is Torvald.  But when we read poetry, we slip into the habit of thinking the poet is writing about his or her own life- that it's ocnfessional.  And although, that's sometimes true, and it was true for the poems we're going to read by Elizabeth next-  it's not necessarily true- in fact, I would argue- it's mostly not true.  So, that brings us to dramatic monologues.  In the dramatic monologue, especially Browning's,  it is extremely apparent that the speaker is NOT the poet.   Browning wants to make it very clear he is not using dramatic monologues as a masking technique to talk about himself.      Instead, he uses this poem, My Last Duchess,  to explore something really twisted in humanity- and although, I doubt many of us know a guy as twisted as this guy from this poem- he doesn't sound unrelatable.  As we read the monologue, Browning pushes forth a really aggressive commentary on how people treat each other, but he does it with a sort of ironic detachment.  He can entertain us as well as comment on how humans behave towards each other because he's not talking at all.  He will allow the twisted character to just talk and through this guy's, own confessions, he tell us information about himself, his view of the world, his behaviors and from there we are enabled to actually judge for ourselves how nuts this guy is, and then we can extrapolate people we may have met who are kind of like this, or maybe even really like this.      Well, I have to say, as a student of psychology, My Last Duschess, is one of the more psychologically twisted characters and fascinating characters I've read about since we've started this podcast.  The inordinate level of hubris Browning expresses through this duke makes most egomaniacs we know look small time.      True- but although none of us go to dinner parties expecting to see pictures of dead wives behind curtains, we may know someone we also find to have an absurd level of vanity disproportionate to their accomplishments or essence- that hints at this level of hubris. That to me is how this poem connects to A Doll's House, Torvald Helmer, but in his middle class suburban way expresses this  unusual degree of possessiveness that we see blown up in a Renaissance setting.  Torvald doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would murder his wife, but he most certainly has reduced her to a work of art, a treasure- something comparable to a portrait on a wall to be brought out and admired, but then put back on the shelf- that portrait better not exercise any sort of will of her own- and if she knows what's best- try to stay mostly quiet and unsmiling towards strangers.      So, in case, you are unfamiliar with the poem and I've confused you, let me introduce you to the speaker of Browning's poem.  The speaker in this poem is an Renaissance Italian Duke- a extremely wealthy man, who's pedigree includes a 900 year old name.      Garry, was the guy in the poem a real person or totally something Browning made up entirely in his head.      Interesting you should ask that because as you know, I've always thought that writers write from their experience or what they know- but in the case of this particular poem- if this is an actual person- I'm not really sure we can say that it is.  We do know that Browning was well traveled and in 1838 spent two months in Northern Italy studying Italian history and legends.  This poem seems to be set somewhere in that area- there's a lot of scholarship to say maybe the town of Ferrara which, for those of us less familiar with Northern Italy, think of it as North of Florence but South of Verona or Venice.  This may or may not be the right town or the right Duke, but it's an interesting hypothesis that the Duchess in the story could be Lucrezia, Cosimo de Medici's younger daughter who was married to Alfonso of the Este family.  She supposedly died of tuberculosis, but Alfonso showed no interest in her as a wife- to the point that he left three days after their wedding in Florence without his new bride for France.  He didn't even see Lucretia for the next two years.  When he did come back to Ferrara, he sent for his wife, she moved to Ferrara and a year later, barely 17 was found dead.  It could have been tuberculosis, it could have been poisoning, we all know the Renaissance is famous for a disproportionate share of people being poisoned to death including a few members of the DE Medici family, and of course, Catherine de Medici was famous herself for poisoning people.    I saw that in the tv series, Reign.  Well, getting back to our Duke, what about this Duke from Ferraro, Alfonso the Second,  what kind of guy he- does he match the profile of someone who might poison his wife?      That's a good question.  It seems he was something of a jerk.  Historians, and let me quote one, called him an “immoderately arrogant and conceited, and prided himself beyond measure upon his bravery, intelligence, and ancient descent.  With all that he was vengeful and ever ready to pursue a feud.”  So, there you have that commentary, it seems a possibility-  but of course, as we will see as we read the poem, Christy, are we even sure the Duke in the Last Duchess murders his wife?  Renaissance murderers were kind of mysterious like that- you just never knew.      I guess so, before we get out of the history part and start reading the poem, let me ask one more question.  In this poem, the Duke keeps a portrait of his murdered wife behind a curtain so he can admire her and show her off when he wants to, is there a portrait of Lucrecia that we know of today that might have inspired this poem?  Or is there a painter called Fra Pandolf- the name of the painter in the poem?  Do we know of any  emissaries that would have been representing the would be the next duchess- the one to follow the Last Duchess?  Is there any historical evidence based on the clues from the poem that any of the other characters were real people?    Well yes and no- the first hurdle in definitely declaring this poem to be about Lucretia de Medici- is that  There is no such painting that we know of, and there is no such famous painter as Frau Pandolf.  But, if we just assume that there might have been but it's just gone to history, and we work on the assumption that the Last Duchess is Lucrezia de medici, that means the second wife would have to be Barbara of Austria.  There's a long story there, their marriage only lasted 8 years before she died.  She was most famous for her work with destitute young girls and even founded a house for them.  After she died, Alfonso married a third time, this time to Margherita, the 15 year old  niece of  his wife Barbara of Austria.    Well, whether this is the guy or not, he does seem to be creepy enough to fit the bill.    I think so.  And honestly, it doesn't matter.  This stuff is just interesting stuff to discuss at Trivia night.    I agree, I've read enough Machiavelli to know that the Renaissance boys were not above poisoning people for most anything- and that isn't even the point.  Browning doesn't tell us who it is maybe because it's a composite of a couple of people, maybe it's because it's a totally made up person, but I think because in a more important sense, this is metaphorical- this Duke is a metaphor of a familiar ego- one a reader of Ibsen might latched on to, one we can all latch on to.  And yes, this is a poem about objectifying women again, and this is why we chose to feature it this week, but honestly, if you think about it= the metaphor of the ultimate egoist s person so stupid and delusional that he sees himself as the Neptune in his world is not far fetched.    Ah- no- I'd say- look no farther than a twitter feed.  Shall we read, Christy- as this is a dramatic monologue- to what degree should we bring a dramatic reading to the text.    I think we should bring a very dramatic reading to it.  Do you want to give it a go. Let's read break it up, and then we can put it all back together and see if we can understand it.      Sure, let me read it….      Okay, there's a lot to say, but I want to break everything down so that the poem can be fun- and it is fun.  The way to read poems, and I know I've said this before, and not just me, but everyone, is read them slowly.  It's about enjoying the details.  It's not about rushing to the end, so let's do that…    That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,  Looking as if she were alive.     Sentence one- we are to see that the duchess is painted on the wall- we'll understand in a minute that that's probably a fresco, but that doesn't necessarily matter.  She looks as if she were alive, implying she's dead.  We also know that the belonged to the Duke- it's his duchess and we know it's the last one whe had.  We should also be alarmed that the tone here is quite detached.  Garry, I hope if something bad happens to me, you don't talk about me like this.  There is no tenderness here- there's pride, perhaps, but no tenderness.      Let's keep going….    I call  That piece a wonder, now; Fra Pandolf's hands  Worked busily a day, and there she stands.  Will't please you sit and look at her?    Sentence 2- 3The piece is a wonder- not the woman- again-the PIECE is the wonder- be it the paitning or the woman- it's all very detached.  But we also are told that she was painted by Fra Pandolf- Garry, you said we don't know anything about this guy for sure, but is there any historical context that could give us some help in understanding subtext here.    Well,  Fra- is short for Friar- this is a catholic monk or priest.  That tells us that there is NO sexual hanky panky going on.  Friar's take vows of chastity, and although we know there were those that broke them, there were more that didn't and we should presume that here as well.  Also, he worked busily a day- may imply that this IS a fresco.  Fresco paintings had to be done in one day, like with Michelangelo and the Sistine chapel because when the plaster dries youre done.  But the nice thing about them is that once they do dry, they last forever.  If you wanted beauty to never die- a fresco would be the way to go.    And notice this rhetorical question- whoever the Duke is talking to is basically being told to sit and admire the last Duchess.  We will soon find out that this guy is the emissary for the new Duchess, so in a sense, it is not appropriate to sit and stare at the last Mrs. So, we have to wonder, why does he insist on this?  This next sentence is really very long and difficult to understand.        I said  “Fra Pandolf” by design, for never read  Strangers like you that pictured countenance,  The depth and passion of its earnest glance,  But to myself they turned (since none puts by  The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)  But to myself they turned (since none puts by  The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)  And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,  How such a glance came there; so, not the first  Are you to turn and ask thus.     This sentence takes a couple of rereads to just make sense of it- but let me put it in my words.  Basocially, he's saying that Fra Pandolf- on purpose- captured a very specific facial expression in the face of his ex-wife.  She had this certain deep and passionate smile- the way he's suggesting here- it's almost a sexy smile- and- according to this duke, he imagines that the guy he's talking to is like everyone else in the world and everyone else in the world- when they see this painting want to ask him, although they don't dare because this duke is just that intimidating- they want to ask him who she's looking at to give such a sexy glance.  And then he is just going to tell this guy- who did not ask that question or even ask to see this painting- who exactly his wife was looking at when she gave this sexy smile.  And notice that the way he phrases it almost suggests the last duchess was perhaps cheating on him.      Sir, 'twas not  Her husband's presence only, called that spot  Of joy into the Duchess' cheek; perhaps  Fra Pandolf chanced to say, “Her mantle laps  Over my lady's wrist too much,” or “Paint  Must never hope to reproduce the faint  Half-flush that dies along her throat.”    He says, it wasn't just my presence that gave her that sexy smile.  Maybe even Fra Pandolf happened to suggest that she reveal a little more skin- implying maybe she liked to show a little more skin- a little more wrist.  He goes on to say that paint couldn't possibly reproduce her half-flush.  All of this is pseudo sexual language that ends with death threat along the throat.      Let me interject something here that caught my eye- the way he talks to the guy he's talking to is very condescending.  He makes him sit down.  He uses the term “sir” and “you” instead of “thee or thou” that would have been more appropriate between men of equal station of the time period.  He is talking down to this guy for whatever reason.    Look at these next two sentences-     Such stuff  Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough  For calling up that spot of joy. She had  A heart—how shall I say?— too soon made glad,  Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er  She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.    He's going on and on about this sexy smile.  But here he again implies she's permiscuous.  He uses the word “stuff”- that is a very vague term which we use euphemistically for things we don't want to say outloud.  Then he says this, “she had a heart- how shall I say?- too soon made glad” that phrase- how shall I say is set off with dashes.  This duke is stopping as if he can't quite find the right word to describe the behavior for his wife- how shall I say- he's looking for that word and the words he comes up with are “too soon made glad”- or she gets happy to easily- again implying almost less subtly that she flirts inappropriately.  Just the very idea that he wants to pretend that he has to find the right word- he's been rattling on and on in perfect iambic pentameter for a good 22 lines with no need to even have any dash at all- much less a problem with coming up with the right words.  In fact, he has already told us he shows off this picture many times apparently to a bunch of people who look at that sexy smile and wonder who she's smiling at.      He will continue to imply that his wife was a slut with even more euphemisms.  Read the next two sentences.      Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er  She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.  Sir, 'twas all one!     That last sentence, is a telegraphic sentence- that means it's very short for the purpose of highlighting a very important idea.  She looked everywhere and with that same dang sexy smile.  It's clear by this point he hated that.       My favour at her breast,  The dropping of the daylight in the West,  The bough of cherries some officious fool  Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule  She rode with round the terrace—all and each  Would draw from her alike the approving speech,  Or blush, at least. She thanked men—good! but thanked  Somehow—I know not how—as if she ranked  My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name  With anybody's gift.      And now we are let on to the secret that this guy may be a psychopath.  Look at what he's jealous of- that duchess presumed to look at the sunset with her sexy smile.  A nice person gave her a cherry and she gave him a sexy smile.  She gave her mule that sexy smile.  Now we are led to question, is this really a sexy smile or is this just a kind smile?  It appears she had the audacity to thank people for things- clearly something he doesn't do.  And in fact, something she should not do- the only person she should ever be thanking is him.  He gave her the most p recious thing in the entire universe- his name- and if she thanked him other people with the same words as she used to thank him- or if she smiled at people with a kind smile- that was a direct assault him.  Who does she think she is?    Who'd stoop to blame  This sort of trifling? Even had you skill  In speech—which I have not—to make your will  Quite clear to such an one, and say, “Just this  Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,  Or there exceed the mark”—and if she let  Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set  Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse—  E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose  Never to stoop.     Notice how the tone seems to shift here.  He's getting a little angrier.  He's also throwing out more of those dashes- this time to set off the phrase that he doesn't have skill in speech- of course he has skill in speech- that's the whole point.      It reminds me of when I've fussed at my children and said something like, “I guess I didn't make myself clear when I asked you to clean your room”- you're not really communicating you were not clear, you're communicating you WERE clear and you were ignored.      Exactly- and apparently he had told her that certain behaviors of hers like smiling and thanking people were disgusting to him and she blatantly ignored this.  She refused to be lessoned- and of course we have a pun here- because lessons are something that you learn- she refused to be taught- but she also refused to be lessened as in made smaller.  She didn't stoop – but here's what's worse. He didn't actually tell her anything.  He didn't actually ask her to do or not do anything.  For him to actually have to tell her to do these things- that in and of itself would be degrading to him.      I've been told that line before- perhaps you have to- I shouldn't have to tell you to do this- you should just know it- you should WANT to do this thing that I want you do to do.  And by you not knowing or not wanting the right things that I want you to want or to like- THAT is the infraction- the insult lies there.  How could you NOT want this thing that I want you to want or have this behavior that I want you to have.  The very idea that I would have to stoop to tell you is in itself an insult beyond scope.      And if you are not convinced that he's psycho- he's got more to say.  First to confirm that she did not cheat on him or even hate him.      Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,  Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without  Much the same smile?    She smiled at him.  It seems, as we are now to assume, that she did not have a sexy smile but that this smile was a kind smile- she smiled kindly at him.  And THIS was an insult because that smile, that we see on the wall- that sexy smile that is now a kind smile- she gave out to other people besides him.  Why would she do that!??  That was just too too much, so the poor person sitting down and listening to this is supposed to clearly understand that by this point he had no choice- she had to go.       This grew; I gave commands;  Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands  As if alive.    So, did he have her executed?    I know- it's ambiguous.  I read somewhere that someone directly asked Browning this question to which and one time he replied smugly, I didn't say he had her executed.  I said all smiles stopped, maybe he sent her to the convent.  But another time he said, yes, these were commands to be put to death..so we are left to make that determination for ourselves.  I will say, I think the person he's talking to thinks he had her killed.  As we read these lines, there's an indication that tried to bolt but the Duke won't let him. Let's read the ending.     Will't please you rise? We'll meet  The company below, then. I repeat,  The Count your master's known munificence  Is ample warrant that no just pretense  Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;  Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed  At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go  Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,  Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,  Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!      How do you think that means the emissary is trying to bolt?    Well, first the Duke tells him to get up for them to go down together to meet the new duchess- but then he says, nay= nay means no- no to what- I think the guy was trying to get head of him because he says, “nay, we'll go together.”  He's not letting this guy out of his sight.  He's enjoying this.  He wanted to tell this story.  He wanted to brag on his omnipotence- it's not a coincidence that he's showing off another piece of art of his- this one a Roman God- Neptune.  And this is the final thought of the poem and worth us taking a minute to think about.  Again- this is why poetry is not informational.  The fun of poetry is not to get to the end and get all the information.  The fun of poetry is to slow down and think the thoughts the poet is feeding you.  Following the clues and hearing his voice.  Browning, from over 100 years ago wants to give us a few ideas about life and how to look at certain people that surface in every generation.      And the final image is this statue of the Roman god, Neptune.  When we see the statue, the first thing we think about is =huh, another piece of art.  Browning has created a frame for his poem- he started and ended his poem with art- these two pieces.  Then the next thought should be- huh- I wonder what Neptune is supposed to tell us.  Who is Neptune?  How does art piece number two connect with art piece number 1? Well, obviously, Neptune is the god of the sea- the Greeks called him Poseiden.  But what is he doing here- well- he's taming a sea horse- what does that mean?  This statue is not a static statue- it's not a bowl of fruit, it's not even a horse in a park.  It's a Roman god taming  a sea horse.  Neptune, in general is god of the sea – he commands and controls nature itself- the environment- there is a suggestion here of violence- by casting the sculpture in bronze the Duke has tamed and stopped the god taming the sea- he is the master of it all- he is in total control- Neptune has restrained the sea horse in exactly the same way as the Duke has restrained his wife- he controls the vitality- just as he has frozen the vitality in this statue- the vitality of his wife is also frozen.      Well, and what is ironic about all of it- is that in describing his ex-wife- he describes a woman totally in tune with life- she connected to nature, to others, to animals- she was the very expression of vitality- to the point that her vitality is expressed in a smile he tries to explain away as adulterous.  He is bragging because he had the power to get rid of that smile- to get rid of that vitality- she could be reduced to a work of art in death- something he could never accomplish in life.      And yet, there is more irony even in this…in order to destroy his wife- he preserved her for all eternity.  We all know that art outlasts a single lifespan.  By destroying her vitality- he preserved her vitality.     Oh my, that's confusing- are you trying to make us crazy.      Maybe- but I'm trying to point out how fun poetry can be if we let it.  Let's read it put back together.    That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,  Looking as if she were alive. I call  That piece a wonder, now; Fra Pandolf's hands  Worked busily a day, and there she stands.  Will't please you sit and look at her? I said  “Fra Pandolf” by design, for never read  Strangers like you that pictured countenance,  The depth and passion of its earnest glance,  But to myself they turned (since none puts by  The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)  And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,  How such a glance came there; so, not the first  Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not  Her husband's presence only, called that spot  Of joy into the Duchess' cheek; perhaps  Fra Pandolf chanced to say, “Her mantle laps  Over my lady's wrist too much,” or “Paint  Must never hope to reproduce the faint  Half-flush that dies along her throat.” Such stuff  Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough  For calling up that spot of joy. She had  A heart—how shall I say?— too soon made glad,  Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er  She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.  Sir, 'twas all one! My favour at her breast,  The dropping of the daylight in the West,  The bough of cherries some officious fool  Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule  She rode with round the terrace—all and each  Would draw from her alike the approving speech,  Or blush, at least. She thanked men—good! but thanked  Somehow—I know not how—as if she ranked  My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name  With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame  This sort of trifling? Even had you skill  In speech—which I have not—to make your will  Quite clear to such an one, and say, “Just this  Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,  Or there exceed the mark”—and if she let  Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set  Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse—  E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose  Never to stoop. Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,  Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without  Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;  Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands  As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet  The company below, then. I repeat,  The Count your master's known munificence  Is ample warrant that no just pretense  Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;  Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed  At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go  Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,  Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,  Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!        A great writer can make things simple- like the simplistic understanding that this is an excellent portrait of a psychopath- which it is- to a historical understanding- as an expose on the dark side of the Renaissance- a moralistic understanding- like beware of objectifying self-serving schucks- or what I will call an optimistic reading….freedom and vitality cannot be contained…life finds a way… (to quote that philosopher Michael Crichton) and that way may just be through a poem.. .  Thank you Robert Browning.    Yeah- well there you go- today's take away- stop reading for information- but read looking for the vitality!!!      Yeah!  Read for vitality!! It's there!      Next episode, we will tell you the famous love story of Robert Browning and his celebrity wife, Elizabeth Barrett, and we'll read some bona fide love poems.  Thank you for spending time with us today.  We don't take that for granted.  Support us, if you don't mind, by tweeting an episode on your twitter feed, your linked in feed, or your facebook or Instagram feed.  Text an episode to a friend and help us grow.    Thank you.    Peace out.     

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 29:00


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SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 6:06


Chính sách duyệt xét người tị nạn đến Úc bằng việc giam giữ họ ở các trung tâm dành cho người tầm trú tại Papua Tân Guinea từng bị thế giới lên án. Nay các trung tâm giam giữ này sẽ đóng cửa vào tháng 12, sau tám năm hoạt động. Úc sẽ gởi người tầm trú đi thuyền đến Úc vào trại giam giữ ở một quốc gia Thái Bình Dương khác là Nauru.

X & Goal
THE TRIPLE CLOWNS SHOW | HORSE RACING NEWS & RACE RECAP

X & Goal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 56:44


Degen Nation presents The Triple Clowns show with the new Clown, Shoe, and AJ Ryder, Join us as as we recap the "Win and You're In" races, and play "Yay or Nay" #horseracing #freepicks #NYRA #sportsbetting #breederscup --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetripleclowns/support

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Phong toả khiến nhiều thiếu niên mắc bệnh tiểu đường loại 2

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 4:21


Tiểu đường loại 2, thường được gọi là một căn bệnh mãn tính, đã ảnh hưởng tới hơn 1 triệu người Úc. Nay người ta càng lo ngại trẻ em và thanh thiếu niên cũng bị mắc bệnh này nhiều hơn, nhất là tại những vùng phong toả vì dịch bệnh. Chuyên gia trị liệu thể dục khuyên cha mẹ phải nhắc con đứng lên đi lại 3 phút sau nửa giờ ngồi yên một chỗ.

Motorcycles & Misfits
Podcast 439: Bang Good, or Bang Bad?

Motorcycles & Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 131:42


This week on our motorcycle podcast we take a virtual ride through Pakistan once again, but this time through the eyes of Arlette, who was also on the recent Chickistan trip. Next up we play a game of Nay or Yay with some interesting products found on the Banggood website. Personal favorite is the windshield wiper accessory. And lastly we hear from Mike and Jim who had another adventure in the Mojave desert. With Liza, Arlette, Miss Emma, Nak, Naked Jim, Award Winning Mike and Bagel. recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com Don't forget to get your amazing discount at go.fixmyhog.com/Misfits/ and access all their repair videos for just $3!!! motorcyclesandmisfits.wordpress.com/ www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast
"What If Ultron Won?" S01E08 Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS394

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 87:08


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Consultant Chris, Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Disney+ What If…? season one episode “What If…Ultron Won?” the weekly Marvel news and listener feedback. The Team debriefs you International Podcasting Day, that EPIC multiverse beat down fight, a diversion into the series music composer, The Watcher's prominent role in the episode, the Clint and Natasha glow in the dark post-apocalyptic glow in the dark adventure, why exactly was Zola effective against Zola in theory, we ask you to tell us who was Steve Roger's Vice Presidential running mate, the unique nature of the Ultron voice actor, Supreme Strange's demand, if Tony Stark's death is a Nexus point in the multiverse, why Vision didn't take care of Thanos like he did in the Ultron did, at least SOME of the Russian Language Easter Eggs, Black Widow's family heirloom, a HUGE Disney family multiverse Easter Egg, what the What If MCU continuity had limited the series to, speculation on how the What If moment came to pass, some comments on the Disney character copyright lawsuits, and Chris talks Marvel versus Capcom 2. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.   THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:   What If…Ultron Won? From the Disney+ Marvel series What If (S1E8) Weekly Marvel News Admissions about What If from the series showrunner A.C. Bradley herself The new plan for Disney+'s Ms Marvel series The Hit or Miss philosophy of future Marvel Studios related  projects And Disney's is suing people again over Marvel issues Plus an update on that Agent Carter Your Feedback   WHAT IF…? “WHAT IF … ULTRON WON?” [3:51]   S1E8 “What If … Ultron Won?”   “What If … Ultron Won?” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday September 29th, 2021.   Series Directed By: Bryan Andrews https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1635535/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1 3 directing credits starting 1999 3x Men In Black: The Series 5x Jackie Chan Adventures 8x What If Also a Storyboard Artist with 41 credit And a Writer with 9 total credits   Story Editor: Mathew Chauncy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10508309/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3#writer 2 Writer Credits starting in 2018 16x 3Below: Tales Of Arcadia 9x What If…? (Story Editor for all episodes but Written by for 5)   Executive Producer: A.C. Bradley (Creator, Head Writer and Showrunner) https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5642271/?ref_=tt_cl_wr_1  5 writing credits starting 2005 1x Arrow 28x Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia 38x 3Below: Tales of Arcadia 9x What If   Music  Laura Karpman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440017/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 139 Composing Credits starting in 1989 Winner of Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) - Why We Hate (2019) Episode: "Why We Hate: Tools & Tactics (2019) HBO series Lovecraft Country (TV Series) 2020 Craft in America (TV Series documentary) (18 episodes) 2013 L.A.'s Finest (TV Series) (13 episodes) 2019   Jeffrey Wright                        ... The Watcher (voice) 9 episodes Westworld The Hunger Games Casino Royale Quantum Of Solace Jeremy Renner                          ...         Clint Barton / Hawkeye (voice) 28 Weeks Later The Hurt Locker Lake Bell                                               ...         Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Boston Legal It's Complicated No Strings Attached Harley Quinn (TV Series) Poison Ivy In a Word… No Escape Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Vanesssa Fisk) The Secret Life of Pets 2 Toby Jones                                ...         Arnim Zola (voice) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Your Highness The Adventures of Tintin The Hunger Games The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Atomic Blonde The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series) Ross Marquand                          …          Ultron (Played Johann Schmidt in Captain Carter episode) Mad Men (Paul Newman) Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014) ... Han Solo (voice) The Walking Dead (Aaron) Family Guy (TV Series) Blockbuster (TV Series) American Dad! (TV Series) Robot Chicken (TV Series short) Invincible (TV Series) As an aside: Avengers: Infinity War - Red Skull (Stonekeeper) Avengers: Endgame - Red Skull (Stonekeeper) Avengers: Damage Control (Video Game) - Ultron (voice) Josh Keaton                                           ...         Steve Rogers / Captain America Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) Boy Meets World (TV Series) Hercules (1997) Young Hercules (voice) Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series) Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series) Enough Video Game and Animation Voice Over titles to cover the state of Texas Mick Wingert                                          ...         Tony Stark / Iron Man The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda (TV Series) Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series) Attack on Titan (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (TV Series) Alexandra Daniels                                  ...         Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel  Mothers and Daughters Benedict Cumberbatch                ...         Doctor Stephen Strange Hawking War Horse The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Star Trek Into Darkness The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Imitation Game The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Zoolander 2 Sherlock  The Grinch 1917   NEWS [50:30]   TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK   Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021. Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021. Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. There will be 6 episodes … I think.  Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021. Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?) Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022) Armor Wars  is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022) https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/black-panther-riri-williams-ironheart-mcu-debut-dominique-thorne/ Echo is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    The Marvels (November 11th, 2022) Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.   Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)   Fantastic Four  (???) I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I've heard this will be a holiday special. Untitled (February 16th, 2024) Untitled (May 3rd, 2024) Untitled (July 26th, 2024) Untitled (November 8th, 2024) List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers   MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS   Marvel Suing to Keep Rights to ‘Avengers' Characters From Copyright Termination https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/24/22691842/disney-marvel-sues-comic-artist-iron-man-avengers https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/marvel-suing-avengers-copyright-termination-1235020110/ Disney's Marvel unit is suing to hold on to full control of Avengers characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon, Thor and others.   The complaints, which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained, come against the heirs of some late comic book geniuses including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Gene Colan. The suits seek declaratory relief that these blockbuster characters are ineligible for copyright termination as works made for hire. If Marvel loses, Disney would have to share ownership of characters worth billions.   Marvel Studios Has Over 30 Projects in Active Development https://www.cbr.com/marvel-studios-30-plus-projects-in-development/ When veteran Marvel Studios producer Victoria Alonso was asked by 221radio if the company had 35 projects in the works, Alonso laughingly replied, "We are currently working on 31 projects, don't add 4 more, please." If that sounds like a lot to take on at once, Alonso agrees. Yet, the producer went on to assure fans that the studio is prepared for some hit-or-miss projects so long as they stay true to the human characters and interconnectedness of the MCU.   "It is a question about how are we handling multiple plates in the air at the same time," Alonso continued, "and the biggest thing is that sometimes the plates fall, and, you know, what are you going to do then? We want people to understand that the idea that we have, to tell these connected stories, it is important that the world knows that the characters we create, their stories have to do with how humans interact with each other."   Disney+   Marvel's What If…? team reveals season 1 finale intel: There's 'a bigger plan' AC Bradley Admits … We kill Tony a LOT https://ew.com/tv/marvel-what-if-ac-bradley-bryan-andrews-episode-8/ Season 1 was originally meant to be 10 episodes, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic one of those episodes had to be pushed to season 2, and Bradley says the delayed episode helped balance the other, darker stories. "Our 10th episode was a more light, upbeat Tony Stark episode," she says. "I noticed on Twitter we're getting a lot of crap for killing Tony a lot. He has become the Kenny of the What If…? universe by accident."   The episodes have mirrored the comics by ending on cliffhangers that each tease a larger story. And it seems that all of those threads may actually come together in the season's final episode. It's also possible that the already announced second season could follow up on certain stories, while new methods of remotely making animated series may help the show to avoid the issues the pandemic has posed and craft longer episodes. For now, however, the show does still have one limit: the MCU.   What If...? Episodes Are Shorter than Planned Because of COVID https://deadline.com/2021/09/what-if-marvel-series-a-c-bradley-podcast-interview-1234843778/ https://www.cbr.com/marvel-what-if-short-runtime-covid/ "What If...? comics ended abruptly and really dark to prove that the main timeline is the better timeline," Bradley said. "We've used that as our reason to cut stories off a little bit shorter. All these episodes could have been 45 minutes. Some of the animatics were 35 minutes, but due to animation and Covid, we cut them a little bit shorter than we would have liked."   Disney+ Pushes Ms. Marvel to 2022 https://variety.com/lists/marvel-studios-release-schedule/ https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-ms-marvel-2022/ https://twitter.com/adambvary/status/1440844586016927744 Variety Senior Entertainment Writer Adam B. Vary recently posted an update regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe's release schedule. "I've confirmed what was obvious to most Marvel Studios observers: [Ms. Marvel] has moved from a late 2021 release on Disney Plus to 2022," Vary tweeted.   This is not the first report indicating Ms. Marvel's debut shift. TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich previously suggested the series had been delayed until early a 2022 delay. Film insider Amit Chaudhari recently stated that the series was set to hit Disney+ in February.     Disney+ Removes Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter Short Film https://thedirect.com/article/disney-plus-removal-hayley-atwell-agent-carter-short-film Marvel Studios' Agent Carter One-Shot was completely removed from Disney+, seemingly across all territories.   In mid-September 2021, Marvel Studios' Agent Carter One-Shot was added to Disney+ within its own special section/page . Beforehand, the short could only be found in Iron Man 3 's EXTRAS section; Agent Carter has been removed there as well.   There doesn't seem to be any clear indication as to why Disney+ would remove a section solely dedicated to the Agent Carter One-Shot.   The One-Shot originally appeared on the 2013 DVD and digital release of Iron Man 3 and gave some brief insight into how Peggy eventually started up what viewers knew as SHIELD. From there, the Agent Carter ABC show was also born, spanning two seasons on the television network .   On its own, the One-Shot exemplifies the brilliance of Atwell's character; it reminds viewers of why she is now a returning force to the franchise and re-emphasizes her importance to MCU lore as a whole .   It's possible that its removal could have been nothing more than in preparation for bigger and better things to come for Peggy; maybe the streaming service pulled the gun and wants to highlight her more so down the line, possibly aligning with the Season 1 finale of What If...? .   Video Games   https://gamerant.com/marvel-vs-capcom-2-disney-capcom-revival-discussion-report/ This campaign to bring back Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was started by Maximilian Dood, a YouTuber whose content revolves around fighting games. He started the campaign earlier this year under "#FREEMVC2" in order to gather support to hopefully re-release the crossover game onto modern systems. This caught the attention of Digital Eclipse, a studio that has worked with both Disney and Capcom to remaster some of its old games. Studio head Mike Mika showed his support for re-releasing the game, along with giving the game a proper remaster treatment. In a recent interview with Shacknews, Mika brings further thoughts to the table regarding how this re-release could be possible.   PlayComics Episode 91: Marvel vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes with Trent Seely (Continuity Nod) https://playcomics.com/marvel-vs-capcom-2-new-age-of-heroes-with-trent-seely-continuity-nod/     FEEDBACK [1:08:24]   TWITTER   https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1441009180190642177 Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD Describe this week's @whatifofficial episode "What If...Thor Were An Only Child?" in one word. Go.   @Marvel @disneyplus @TheAshBradley https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1441017538297610243 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Bueller?   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1439638970619547648 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes @LegendsofSHIELD   Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Sep 27 @LegendsofSHIELD  Just now learned these existed.   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1442576804351414274 https://cakebites.com/marvel-cakebites/   Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes @LegendsofSHIELD   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1442420926952448001   Andiminga @andiminga Yay or Nay??  @LegendsofSHIELD Quote Tweet Eric Goldman @TheEricGoldman More hype for Thor: The Dark World (Taylor's Version) twitter.com/GeekTyrant/sta… https://twitter.com/andiminga/status/1443669020868321288 https://geektyrant.com/news/thor-the-dark-world-director-would-love-to-make-a-snyder-cut-style-redo-of-the-marvel-film DISCORD Beard Watch 2021 — 09/24/2021 Okay, this week's What If... I think I'm officially over this series.   Beard Watch 2021 — 09/25/2021 Space-god frat boy holds intergalactic kegger does not make for a good story to me.   StargatePioneer — 09/25/2021 Overall the series is a light hearted campy ride that hits some weeks and misses in other episodes. Not to mention a few tragic stories along the way too. But I certainly would not take any of it too seriously. This week's episode especially was meant more as a fun dalliance than any other with events that could only be told via a cartoon IMO.   But all this is from a guy who like The Phantom Menace, dislikes Empire Strikes Back and is often wrong. So I might just be drinking the cool aid.   Erasure (Too Lazy !!) — 09/26/2021 That's on this was one of my favorite episodes too along with T'Challa Star Lord. And wow someone else who likes the Phantom Menace and Empire not so much Others do exist   TPM is one of my highest ranked SW films while ESB is one of my lowest.   Beard Watch 2021 — Today at 5:34 PM Interesting finale. Probably the best ep of the series. Though it raises some questions about how.things should have gone during infinity war...     OUTRO [1:16:53]   We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.                    Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the finale episode of What If…? You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871   Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).   This podcast was recorded on Thursday September 30th, 2021.   Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing ---   Audio and Video Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

Deacon and Co Show
The Touchdown Report Featuring Deacon and Nay - Season 2 Week 4

Deacon and Co Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:44


In this Touchdown Report, Deacon and Nay discuss the most important day of the week. What day of the week is that? GAMEDAY! The only days that matter are the days that FOOTBALL is ON! Tune in this week where we will discuss TONIGHT's GAME, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguar as well as give you the rundown of all of the teams playing this SUNDAY, September 26th, and of course, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deaconandcoshow/support

On The Radar
Nay The Dancer Interview: Growing Up W/ Dthang & Bando, Being The Hottest In The City, Dance To Rap

On The Radar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 22:57


Today on On The Radar we sat down with Bronx rapper Nay The Dancer. The female MC is fresh off of the release of her new project "Hottest B---- In My City" and has already set herself a part from the other rappers coming out of the Bronx right now. Sitting down on the show she spoke about her transition from dancer to full-time rapper, growing up with Dthang & Bando, declaring herself the hottest female MC in the city + more!Follow Gabe on IG: https://bit.ly/3cpvsEM​​Follow On The Radar On IG: https://bit.ly/3n3tP1Q​​Follow On The Radar On Twitter: https://bit.ly/2VYj8lm​​Follow On The Radar on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2VWjJnB​​Follow On The Radar on Tik Tok: https://bit.ly/2JNPcWI​​Follow On The Radar On iHeartRadio: https://ihr.fm/39UZUW1​​Follow On The Radar On Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/370ITYD​​#NayTheDancer #Interview #Ontheradar

Life on my term
GO FOR IT

Life on my term

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 27:09


Welcome to ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK. Today John-Erly Sat down with Nadia Joseph, she's the CEO of NAY's Hair company LLC and also the Director of NPJ Foundation Inc. GO FOR IT is the story of many, disguised by trials, tribulations, hardships and mistakes after mistakes. Yet through it all lies still, a small voice that refuses to quit, settle for less and stay down. Against all odds, after many rejections even when the system wrote her off; that small voice was able to guide Nadia to an unending path where she had no choice but to GO FOR IT. Let's learn from her story, happy listening

Pretty Nerdz  Podcast
Yikes.. that's who you chose

Pretty Nerdz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 72:41


This week in hot topics, Nay and Falan DeAnn talk the passing of actor, Melvin Van Peebles, Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweets and current legal drama, the Fugees reuniting plus the treatment of Haitian migrants at the border. (56.01) In relationships, Falan DeAnn asks arrange these traits you want in a partner from greatest to least: loyalty, looks, money and personality. Nay asks, PDA yes or no? (1.00.38) Nay and Falan DeAnn provide their latest movie/tv/books/music recommendations and reviews including reviews for Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers and Lil Nas X album Montero. (1.10.03) In the Nerd Moment of the week, Nay provides updates on the Playstation 5 restocks and reveals the latest title and release date for Fantastic Beast 3. Please be sure to subscribe/follow/download/share the Pretty Nerdz Podcast and provide your feedback, comments and topics you would like to hear the ladies touch on. website: www.prettynerdzpodcast.com The Pretty Nerdz podcast is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prett…ast/id1411139679 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/7icNCCcWaf8UvVFhz0gGE9 SoundCloud: @pretty_nerdz_podcast Follow the show on Instagram @prettynerdzpodcast for exclusives and to submit questions, topics and comments as they will be featured on the show. Also be sure to follow the Pretty Nerdz themselves on instagram. Falan DeAnn @purplesatinkisses Nay @nay.lolo

The Marvel of My OrDiNaRy Life!
BoNuS EPISODE - Elephants on Skis??

The Marvel of My OrDiNaRy Life!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 6:13


Yep, it was a REAL thing! The big new attraction... what do you think?? Yay or Nay?

The Checkout
Checkout Sesh (Almost Lost): Knower's Genevieve Artadi & Nay Flutist Faris Ishaq

The Checkout

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 49:17


Genevieve Artadi talks about her creative partnership with Louis Cole and Faris Ishaq proclaims he's the world's first Nay flute jazz artist.

Jappy Jaws
Matter of Fact (ft. Arianna Martinez)

Jappy Jaws

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:59


She has fasted and she has risen! Another Thirsty Thursday in the books, but the first Yay or Nay of the season. Before hopping into the Yay or Nay breakdown, your favorite Jappy hostess with the mostest gives a little Judaism wisdom. It is the highest of holy days in the Jewish calendar year, and Lindsay felt as if it was her Jappy Jaw duty to inform the Jaw-ers of this holiday's significance. The Bachelor in Paradise world has had several storms brewing, but this week's episode recap was just the beginning. To kick off this season's segment of Yay or Nay, Lindsay put a slight twist on it. She is joinedby her good friend, Youtuber, and fellow media addict - Arianna Martinez. Starting up her YouTube channel about a year ago, Arianna has immersed herself into the world of hauls, vlogs, and YouTube challenges for subscribers to enjoy. However, she comes to not only give her two-cents on entertainment culture, but on grad school. Currently a student at WVU, studying to become an SLP, Arianna gives insight on the grad school process, adjustment, and tips on how to succeed in the best ways possible. Take notes, you'll learn a few things. Happy listening! Make sure you follow Jappy Jaws and Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jappyjaws/ https://www.instagram.com/lindsayyanyaa/ Tik Tok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJvhfqHa/ Inquiries: jappyjaws@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/lindsayyanyaa Arianna Martinez Socials: https://www.instagram.com/ariannamartinez12/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEgJf3OPzg8&feature=youtu.be

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast
The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 66:29


The Novel:The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (The Lillys #1)The Author:Xio AxelrodThe Noobies:AmandaIG: @talk_about_swoon The Synopsis:They say the road to stardom is paved with broken dreams.Growing up, Antonia "Toni" Bennett's guitar was her only companion...until she met Sebastian Quick. Seb was a little older, a lot wiser, and he became Toni's way out, promising they'd escape their small town together. Then Seb turned eighteen and split without looking back.Now, Toni B is all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia's indie rock scene. When a friend suggests she try out for the hottest new band in the country, she decides to take a chance. She's in for a surprise when one of the decision-makers turns out to be none other than Seb. Toni can handle it. No problem. Or it wouldn't be if Seb didn't still hold a piece of her heart, not to mention the key to her future. *Content Warnings* Abandonment, parental neglect, memories of child abuse (off the page), drug and alcohol use/abuse.Show Notes:- Patreon Shoutout- Meet Amanda, bookstagrammer and list-maker- Show Me the Tropes: kissing/sex lessons, pegging, and sex toys in romance- The Six Degrees of Kevin Bookin- Girls rock, too! Today's book pick: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (00:14:37)- A brief synopsis for the book- What's her name?!- Two 400+ page books in one month... - Prepare yourselves for a slow burn...- An author writing music who knows music - Reading lyrics in a book: Yay or Nay? (00:26:28)- A fictional group with a real Instagram - follow The Lillys- A little more character development than romance (but there's nothing wrong with that)- A possible redemption story for Candi, the "villain"? (00:38:18)- A few hypotheses for the rest of the series...- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:41:54)- Big d*cks and tight puss*es... or not!- A father's redemption story- Kelly and Amanda wax poetic about "Where the Heart is" (00:51:01)- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (00:54:17)- Be sure to check out Amanda's review of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes on IG!Books Mentioned:- What We May Be by Layla Reyne- The Governess Game by Tessa Dare - The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*