Pete joins Ned and David. They record a podcast. Pete fails to record. They record another podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ned and David put time on trial. The verdict is now in.Buy Ned's book 1923 here. Please. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
J.T. Patten joins us for his third appearance on the show as we commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Patten has worked as an intelligence contractor with the U.S. government and military special operations. He is the author of several books, notably the Sean Havens Black Ops Safe Havens series. He has since branched out from the military thriller genre and has a new horror book available for pre-order titled "Brothers of Blood." His website is http://www.JTPattenBooks.com and you can follow him on all social media @JTPattenBooks. You can pre-order the new book on Kindle over at https://www.amazon.com/BROTHERS-BLOOD-Orleans-Vampyre-Haunts-ebook/dp/B0C2QQCKB7/ Follow us:http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcasthttp://twitter.com/battlelinepod Check out The Battleline Podcast Vault for limited edition gear from the show: http://battlelinepodcast.etsy.com/ Ned's Mellö Magnesium is an instant hit! Nourish your entire body with their proprietary superblend with 3 forms of chelated magnesium, GABA, L-theanine, and over 70 trace minerals. It propels memory, mood, brain function, stress response, nerve and muscle health, and SLEEP. And about 75% of Americans are deficient in it!! Go to http://helloned.com/BATTLELINE For 15% off all Fort Scott Munitions products go to http://fsm.com & use promo code: Battleline For full video of this episode, subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/BattlelinePodcast
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
Today's conversation with Noah Elias - Believer. Husband. Father. Artist. Mentor. He believes our time, talent and treasure are to be stewarded to help impact the lives around us and build God's kingdom.Noah discusses how he had been operating out of pride, ego, and greed until he rewired his operating system. Instead, he began to use the time, talent, and treasure that God have him. Understating his identity in God and his place in his kingdom led him to solidify his role as a father. He shares how he had no grid to what a good dad looks like. Instead, he had surrogate fathers to model from. He reminds us the importance of finding that group to model after if you don't have it. He talks about mastering ourselves before even trying to instill that in others.Noah is the author of the best-selling book “Speedbumps” and the life-transforming book “#fearhunters” which helps people remove fear and shame from their life so they may live in their true identity and calling.Noah and his wife Chantel launched a home in South Africa the “Ingane Forever Family Home” which has helped rescue and care for AIDS Orphans and those with special needs. They have also partnered with National and International ministry initiatives to impact at-risk youth as well as leadership training in underdeveloped countries. “I believe this gift of creativity that God gave me can be used to impact lives through events, creativity, and relationships. Creativity is a gift entrusted to me not to build a life of success but one of significance.” -- Noah Elias Read more about Noah here:Instagram Facebookwww.noahfineart.comwww.noahuniversity.comCheck out his free special webinar Kingdom Operating System His books: Speed Bumps: My Journey Using Life's Challenges as Launching Pads and Fearhunters: How to Remove the Fear and Shame That Stand Between You and the Life You are Destined to Live ----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
Jared, Oriana and Ned discuss Jared's choice of topic: Sir Orfeo. The Orpheus myth is one of the most mysterious ones in the open-ended collection of tales that make up what is termed ‘Greek mythology,' something that Tolkien would have learned about by default as part of his standard late Victorian/Edwardian education. But his particular exploration of that myth wasn't via one of those texts, but a translation of a Middle English poem by an anonymous author, itself based on a Breton source, that fused elements of the most famous Orpheus story – trying to win back the love of his life from the land of the dead – with elements of Celtic faery and myth as well as recent English history. Yet Tolkien's work is one of his most mysterious efforts in turn, first presented by Christopher Tolkien along with the translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl, but, as the younger Tolkien explained, unaccompanied by any notes, introductory paragraphs or even an exact date of creation to determine what inspired him to make the translation or for what purpose it might have been intended. Can more be said about how old and familiar myths get reset and recontextualized across human history, reflecting the situations and biases of their times? Is there anything about the poem or the translation that stands out as uniquely or distinctly Tolkienian based on his other work? What about the land of the dead makes it such an unusual place all around, especially considering the fates of those who are there? And drawing on our separate news discussion about the continuing WGA strike and its impact on The Rings of Power season 2, how complicated is it to shoot a TV show anyway? (It's very complicated.)SHOW NOTES.Jared's doodle. Harps do have power in the right hands.Support the WGA strike! It'll help Oriana among many others. Lots of good pieces out there, including interviews with Michael Schur, David Simon and Hollywood Teamster leader Lindsay Dougherty, plus this barnburner of a piece from one of the striking writers, Ron Currie.The Rings of Power cast talk about things. Kinda vaguely, but anyway.So the WGA strike didn't deter Amazon from getting the second season of The Rings of Power done, apparently.Check out the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Here's the page for The War of the Rohirrim.Sir Orfeo! Want to try and read along in the original? Here's one of the texts with some guidance as needed.The Orpheus myth is indeed pretty darned complex!David Graeber's Debt: The First 5000 Years? Well worth your time.The history of Winchester is a little involved…There's a fair amount out there about ‘the Greek tradition' and Victorians – have a read here for some more of that.As for the fairies/faery in Celtic tradition and the dead, there's a lot there too. Here's a starting point.Hadestown! It was and is a hit indeed. (And if you'd like to hear the original version.)Support By-The-Bywater and our network, Megaphonic. If you do, you can hang out with us in a members-only Discord and hear an exclusive interview with Jared.
Welcome to the first episode of my Messaging on the Mic Series!If you're thinking – “Wait, what is Messaging on Mic, Tahryn?”...Well, let me get you up to speed, wizard!Messaging on the Mic is a 4-week mini-series inside the How I Do Content Podcast.I put the call out a couple of weeks ago and invited brave business owners to apply – the premise being I select 4 businesses to feature on these episodes where I share my messaging recommendations for them. To apply they simply needed to answer 6 questions, and then it was over to me to review their messaging and share how they can take it to the next level so they're in demand with Beyonce-level clients 100% of the time.And why not bring you along for the ride too?!You get an insight into how my brain works, and they unlock some practical tips and strategies to up-level their messaging.It's a win-win!These episodes, where I break down real-life examples, ALWAYS get such great feedback, so it's a bit of a no-brainer for me! So let's dive into the first Messaging on the Mic, wizard – we're starting with a Creative Virtual Assistant who specialises in Digital Marketing.Sign up for my 1:1 Biz Wizard Coaching SeriesIf you want to nail your messaging and marketing and say alohomora to more income and impact – my 1:1 Biz Wizard Coaching Series is for YOU!I support you to create desire, demand and differentiation through your messaging so you can take your business to the next level.Only ONE spot remains – find out more at https://thesocialbolt.com.au/biz-wizard-coaching-series/ Want more?Follow Tahryn & Ned on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/thesocialbolt Take the quiz! Discover Your Unique Blend of Content Magic at http://thesocialbolt.com.au/quiz/Get my DIY Content Wizard Bundle to help you with strategic content creation for your heart-led business at https://thesocialbolt.com.au/content-wizard-bundle-2/Find out more at https://www.thesocialbolt.com.au
How Ned treats his children (and children in general) is a big part of who he is, but his own father Lord Rickard was quite different. In many ways, Ned's upbringing was not at all typical for a Stark, and those differences played a large role in Robert's Rebellion and A Song of Ice and Fire. We explore Ned's early life with his family at Winterfell, then in the Vale with Robert, Jon Arryn and many others. Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: bit.ly/3818H9X www.historyofwesteros.com
David turns translator and Ned turns pale with low blood sugars. Plus, the Dauphiné. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode we discuss the need to stop making fun of podcasters, our stance on Miss Vickie's All Dressed chips, Maddy's descent into a full blown princess pig in the 'Peg, the luxuriousness of eating snacks in hotel beds, the cringe of the Ned's Declassified kids begging for a reboot, Raven's comedic genius, getting complimented by missionaries, The Social aka The View, booger fountains, the Glee effect happening with this cast, clear purple everything, refusing to p**p at school, the thrill of gardening and SO MUCH MORE!!!
David offers Ned some much-needed coiffure advice, as the Dauphiné gets underway in a deluge.Here's your special offer from Athletic Greens Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Leslie Aun, VP of Communications and Public Engagement for the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) recently called Max Blumenthal and Alex Rubenstein of The Grayzone to dispute their characterization of the NED as a “CIA cutout,” although she admitted she didn't know what the term “CIA cutout” means. In response the two journalists educated Aun about her organization's sordid history and many of the ways the NED has served the interests of empire but with the sheen of “democracy” to protect its image. Jimmy and Americans' Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to Max about the surreal conversation and whether he felt Aun was genuinely ignorant of the subject matter. Plus a segment on a recent Israeli Freedom of Information Act request revealing that there have been zero Israeli deaths from COVID among healthy Israelis under 50. Also featuring Stef Zamorano and Mike MacRae! And phone calls from Al Pacino and dual GOP Presidential contenders Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis!
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
This week Ned poses the question: what do I have to give? Men, question how you're serving your family. He also shares four pillars of identity and notes from a recent talk he heard on the subject. ----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
In this episode of WealthTech Unwrapped, join host Ned as he engages in an insightful conversation with Ken McHugh, Chief Technology Officer of Bambu, about our latest digital solution, Bambu GO. They discuss how Bambu GO came to be, the problems it solves, and the technology behind building a ready-to-GO solution for any financial institution that wants to significantly increase its client base. Key takeaways: 1) Instead of solely focusing on "what" is being built, it is crucial to prioritize who the solution is being built for, ensuring it is tailored to their needs and objectives, and how it can truly make a meaningful impact.2) Bambu GO was created as a ready-to-use digital solution for any financial institution that wants to significantly increase its client baseTune in for an in-depth exploration of this game-changing ready-to-use solution that aims to reshape the wealth management industry. For more information, visit bambugo.com
Perhaps no country has been subjected to the whims of US imperialism as much as Nicaragua. In the 1800s, it was seen a new breeding ground for the Monroe Doctrine, and sent mercenaries over there to fight wars. In the early 1900s, during the quest for colonies, the US marines invaded again, and through the efforts of Agosto Sandino, they were pushed out, not before establishing a foothold in the form of Anastasio Somoza and his sons who ruled the country with an iron fist. Somoza and his allies grew wealthy while most of the peasants starved and impoverished. Somoza, even took blood from the Nicaraguans and sold it to the US. However, the Sandinistas began their resistance in 1961 to the Somoza dictatorship. It was a David vs Goliath fight. Somoza had bombers from the US, while Sandinistas merely had their guns. Through their determination, the successfully defeated the Somoza dictatorship not before Somoza absconded with over $3 billion of aid. However, even victory was bittersweet as the US decided to train one of the most horrific militias known to man: the Contras. No action was deemed off-limits for the Contras. They beheaded children, they gouged out eyes of peasants. As one activist puts it, “The contras don't win the hearts and minds of the people. They take the arms and limbs”However, the Sandinista Revolution improved the lives of the Nicaraguan people in unprecedented ways. Within just 5 short months, the literacy rate rose up from the 50s to the 80s. But, they were fighting a brutal civil war with the Contras for the next decade, while under US sanctions.Being under the axe of imperial sanctions, and tired from the constant civil war, and under the pressure from the US, the Nicaraguan people voted out the Sandinistas for a US-backed leader: Violeta Chamorro. Once again, the gains from the revolution were rolled back. Literacy went down, many essential services were privatized. But, the Sandinistas did not give up. They continued to organize for the next 16 years and finally, their efforts paid off. Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas came back to power in 2006. However, they Sandinistas have been under attack by the US through organizations like the NED that fund the violent opposition including the coup attempt in 2018 where 100s of innocent civilians in Nicaragua were killed. The US put Nicaragua under economic sanctions. The Sandinistas and Ortega skillfully navigated through this minefield using caution. For example, they did not immediately recognize the one-china policy because of all the factories Taiwan had put in. Only when the opportunity came forward did they do that. Finally, we walk about Ben and Dan's experience in the latest Nicaraguan elections and compare it with the US elections. We also discuss the US propaganda campaign against Nicaragua. In the end, Dan says “ God Bless the Sandinistas”Follow Ben on TwitterFollow Dan on TwitterOther Episodes with Dan Kovalik This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.historicly.net/subscribe
Actor & writer Chas Early first heard the Goons when he discovered in his dad's record collection a 1967 LP called Goon But Not Forgotten, featuring Six Charlies In Search of An Author and Insurance, the White Man's Burden. It's the latter show which he discusses this week, a tremendous episode which at first appears to focus on a flannelled fool's attempt to make a fortune out of a piano-playing penguin but then swiftly pulls a handbrake turn as Ned lucklessly tries to set fire to the English Channel in order to claim insurance money. An unwitting mark in the latest crooked scheme cooked-up by those confidence tricksters Thynne & Moriarty, along the way Ned meets an employee of a match factory who sunbathes in the snow and tries to start a fire with a boy-scout's legs! Oh, and Wallace 'The Pelvis' Greenslade has to beat them off while belting out some rock & roll! Plus there's the usual mix of tangents, conversational meanderings and general blather for which Goon Pod is uniquely suited! It's all here, folks!
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
In this week's episode, Ned talks to Mike Higgins about all things fatherhood. Mike shares about the online community that helped him level up his fatherhood role. He gives clarity to the idea of pursuing a mentor to learn from and model after as a man, a husband, and a father. Mike gets real about how our insecurities can play out as triggers with our children and in our homes. He and Ned also dive into how to pinpoint these insecurities and weigh them against the truth. Ned and Mike also talk about pursuing excellence and how to lead our children along that path. Mike expands on being content while striving towards excellence. He also shares his company's core values and how you may be able to glean from them and instill in your home. Find more about Mike here:https://www.instagram.com/meetmikehiggins/His podcast: Unlock Your Excellence with Mike HigginsLearn more about the Front Row Dads community that Mike talks about here:frontrowdads.com/Book talked about in this episode: The Gap and the Gain: The Height Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
William J. Evans, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and Human Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Evans is the author or co-author of more than 300 publications in scientific journals, has more than 75,000 citations and was the first to describe sarcopenia. He is the co-inventor of a non-invasive and accurate measurement of muscle mass which is strongly related to health outcomes in older people. He is a founding member of the Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Disorders.In this episode we discuss:What's more important, muscle size or strength?The difference between lean body mass and skeletal muscle.What you should focus on to maintain health as you age.Why much of the research about muscles up until now has been wrong. This episode is brought to you by Apollo Neuro, Ned, Inside Tracker, 1stPhormMentioned in this episode:$40 off the Apollo Wearablehttp://apolloneuro.com/drlyonGet 15% off with code DRLYONhttp://helloned.com/DRLYONInside Tracker 20% Off the Entire Storehttps://info.insidetracker.com/drlyonVisit 1st Phorm Website for Free Shippinghttp://www.1stphorm.com/drlyon
In this episode, we sit down with Carlynn Winkelman, one of the educational managers at Ned CBD, to delve into the fascinating world of hemp and CBD and the potential these products have to support hormone balance and overall wellness. Carlynn has so much amazing info to share and I can't wait for you all to learn all about the different hemp/CBD applications, how it can help with various health concerns, and (of course!) how it all connects to our hormones!In this episode you'll learn more about:How hemp interacts with the body's endocannabinoid systemThe role of cannabinoids in modulating hormone production and regulationThe importance of using high-quality, full-spectrum hemp oil to ensure maximum therapeutic benefitsLearn more about NED and use coupon code LEAH to save 15%!Related Episodes:Liver Support for Hormonal BalanceRecharge Your Health with Dr. ZuliaP.S. Ready to get a personalized protocol to balance your hormones? Hormone Reset Premium Access is for you! Apply for Premium Access today!.....Seed cycling from Funk it Wellness: LEAH15 Rowe Casa Organics: LEAHB for 20% off ENERGYbits®: LEAHB for 20% offReal Mushroom extracts: LEAH10 NED CBD: LEAH to save 15%Mushroom coffeeGet your supplements at a discount hereAll of Leah's favorite productsApply for 1:1 coachingLearn more about FDN You can join our private facebook group Balancing Hormones NaturallyFollow us on Instagram @balancinghormonesnaturallyFollow me on Instagram @leah_brueg The recommendations presented in this podcast are not a substitute for medical advice from a qualified doctor. Before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle , please consult with your health care provider. Some of these links contain affiliate links. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ned, Charlie and Matt sign off. The end of May. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Port Charles Update - A General Hospital Podcast
On episode 242 of the PC Update, Sonny wants to discredit the source, Ned wants to uncover the source and Drew wants to blackmail the source. Meanwhile the source is currently awaiting the engagement ring powers to kick in to get Olivia as bestie and lawyer friend to respect her. This episode covers GH episodes from May 22nd - 26th, 2023. *Music provided by Scott Holmes (song name - Electronic Vibes).
Tonight, we'll read the next part to “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. In the last episode, Arronax, Conseil and Ned encounter the Papuan people from the island, and the people are unfriendly to the visitors. The three intruders retreat to the Nautilus. When Aronnax tells Nemo about the natives, the captain is unconcerned. He says “Savages? Where are there not any?” Soon, the native people storm the vessel and try to get inside. However, Nemo has cleverly set up an electrified cable on the stairs so that anyone who touches it is merely shocked. The Papuans retreat, the tide pushes the Nautilus out to sea exactly as Nemo has planned, and the vessel continues its journey. — read by N — Support us: Listen ad-free on Patreon Get Snoozecast merch like cozy sweatshirts and accessories
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
On this week's episode of the Craft of Fatherhood podcast, Ned shares the idea that our intention can show up as expectation instead. To be intentional you must prepare and plan but hold no expectations. Instead, create the framework for a perfect time but know things will shift and your presence matters. ----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
The Blokes experiment with a new series called Underrated, in which the two blokes, armed with 3 movies each, give fate a chance and see what little-known movie they must watch and review. Come along on this journey and see where it ends. Maybe it's a script written by Ned.Movies we picked:A Thousand Men and a BabyStraysSultans of the SouthTekWar: TekJusticeCyberjack aka Virtual Assassin Redline---Blokes Insta: @lights.cameras.blokesEmail: email@example.comMusic and audio provided by Atlas AudioInsta: https://www.instagram.com/atlasaudiouk/Website: https://atlas-audio.co.uk/
On this episode of WealthTech Unwrapped, Ned speaks with Kerry Ryan, Director of Financial Services Industry Marketing at Seismic. They discuss, not just WealthTech, but sales and enablement, along with current marketing trends in financial services, and most importantly, what is wrong with the industry today and how to make it better for the future. Key Takeaways: 1) At present, wealth management is competitive, and the market for it is choppy and scary, but this is when advisors are needed most.2) When it comes to marketing, it is important to find champions and advocates early on in your business, especially when implementing new technology. 3) Potential clients want to be empowered and informed with more content and information. This is where advisors can add value.
Ned and Matt celebrate the Passo Giau, and consider why children need a talking to about their drawing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We start off this episode commenting on the Congressman out of Long Island/Queens NY, George Santos, being charged by the Justice Department in a Federal Probe. We then get into another national story out of New York, Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny being charged for manslaughter over the chokehold leading to the death of Jordan Neely on an MTA subway. Our special guest this episode is Clint Morgan, Marine Reserves Staff Sgt. who has served for over a decade, though best known for his social media content including with Classic Firearms. Be sure to visit https://www.classicfirearms.com/ and follow Clint on Instagram @Magdump_Morgan Follow us: http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcasthttp://twitter.com/battlelinepod Check out The Battleline Podcast Vault for limited edition gear from the show: http://battlelinepodcast.etsy.com/ Ned's Mellö Magnesium is an instant hit! Nourish your entire body with their proprietary superblend with 3 forms of chelated magnesium, GABA, L-theanine, and over 70 trace minerals. It propels memory, mood, brain function, stress response, nerve and muscle health, and SLEEP. And about 75% of Americans are deficient in it!! Go to http://helloned.com/BATTLELINE For 15% off all Fort Scott Munitions products go to http://fsm.com & use promo code: Battleline For full video of this episode, subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/BattlelinePodcast
Matt is feeling better, Charlie is attacking and Ned is hanging out in churches. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
As a sports medicine physician and coach, Justin Grant knows it's not just the destination but the journey that matters most. This father-to-four, married to his wife for ten years, opens up about how as a lifelong athlete, he is rebelling against the idea that sport is only about winning. Striving to win provides an opportunity for character development, but losing sight of character development in the pursuit of winning also loses the purpose of sport and of "winning" itself. One of the most important character traits we can develop through the pursuit of winning is resilience or mental toughness.Justin shares his insight on how to balance parenting and raising athletes with unconditional love and being truly present. He opens up about how his father's anger issues in his childhood affected parenting his own children. Life is hard. If we don't have a certain level of resilience, we're just simply not going to thrive. Our children need to develop mental and emotional resilience and it's our role to help nurture that in our homes. It can be taught and Justin shares practical tips on how to learn this alongside your children. Justin Grant is a Christian husband and father to four beautiful children. Professionally, he is a rural sports medicine physician and owner/founder of Athlos Life where he and his wife forge Lifelong Athletes for a Higher purpose. My blog posts, especially "Occlumency" and "70.3 Miles Into The Pain Cave To Find Why" will help provide some good background and fuel for discussion. Where to find more about Justin:Instagramhttps://athloslife.com/Read his blog here Books discussed in this episode:Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela DuckworthDo Hard Things by Steve Magness ----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
Ned and Matt are falling apart at the seams. And so's the race. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Ghosts of Harrenhal: A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast (ASOIAF)
Arya and the Hound brave the rapids of the Trident. Arya tries many and varied ways to escape or kill the Hound, all without success. Eventually she discovers that their goals are more aligned than she thought. The Kingsroad awaits ahead, and beyond that, the Twins and Arya's family. Mackelly and Simon buckle-up their life jackets.Chapter Review:Arya Stark and Sandor Clegane (AKA the Hound) are quoted an exorbitant rate to be ferried across the swollen Trident. Arya thinks it's the Blackwater Rush, assuming the Hound is taking her back to King's Landing. When the pair reach the far side of the river, after a wild ride, the Hound pays the rate with the IOU provided to him by the Brotherhood Without Banners when they took his gold. The ferryman isn't happy, and the Hound figures that'll prevent him from taking paper promises from any future patrons.The Hound learns that Arya met his brother Gregor, when Gregor had taken her captive and marched her to Harrenhal. The Hound gets a kick out of the idea that Gregor had such a prized possession and didn't realize it. The Hound tells Arya of how he saved Sansa from danger during the riot of King's Landing and tells Arya that if she behaves they'll make much better time. When the Hound asks Arya where she thinks they're going, she realizes it's not King's Landing like she thought. It turns out he's taking her to the Twins. He plans to ransom her to her family and hopes to be handsomely rewarded for his efforts. If they hussle, they might even make it in time for her uncle's wedding.Characters/Places/Names/Events:Arya Stark - Younger daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark. Sandor “The Hound” Clegane - Former personal bodyguard to King Joffrey Baratheon, younger brother of the Mountain (Gregor Clegane), deserter from the Lannister forces.Trident - The primary river system that flows through the Riverlands, consisting of three main tributaries: the Green Fork, Blue Fork, and Red Fork.The Twins - The seat of House Frey.BookTV Thriller AudiobooksFree thriller audiobooks presented by BookTV!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showSupport the podcast: Buy merch from our store. Buy us a Cup of Arbor Gold, or become a sustainer and receive cool perks. Make a donation to our cause. Use our exclusive URL for a free 30-day trial of Audible. If you like what we're doing, consider rating and reviewing us at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, podchaser.com, and anywhere else.Find us on social media: Discord Twitter @GhostsHarrenhal Facebook Instagram @GhostsHarrenhal YouTube All Music credits to Ross Bugden:INSTAGRAM! : https://instagram.com/rossbugden/ (rossbugden) TWITTER! : https://twitter.com/RossBugden (@rossbugden) YOUTUBE! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kthxycmF25M
I'm an absolute sucker for good marketing. Even though I have a degree in marketing and I know as a marketer there's always an element of strategy in what brands are doing – when they nail their marketing + their messaging…TAKE MY MONEY!If you can make ME feel like I matter, that I'm important and not just another $$...AND you can back up that marketing with actual results and a kick-ass product or service...Well, you've got me – hook, line and sinker. I'll be your biggest cheerleader for life and I'll happily shout your name from the rooftop (without you even having to ask).I even laugh at myself for being the "perfect customer" in the customer journey sometimes. I used to think I was weird for how much I analysed brands and their marketing + messaging – but I've come to realise it's an actual superpower of mine.So, in today's episode of the How I Do Content Podcast, I've got my observation cloak on and I'm going to share 3 brands that nail their messaging, and what you can learn from them.I think it's so helpful to see examples of magical marketing + messaging out in the wild and then apply the same principles to your brand and business.So let's do this!Sign up for my 1:1 Biz Wizard Coaching SeriesIf you want to nail your messaging and marketing and say 'alohomora' to more income and impact – my 1:1 Biz Wizard Coaching Series is for YOU!I support you to create desire, demand and differentiation through your messaging so you can take your business to the next level.I currently have 3 spots available – to make one yours head to https://thesocialbolt.com.au/biz-wizard-coaching-series/ and apply today.There are only TWO spots available.Want more?Follow Tahryn & Ned on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/thesocialbolt Take the quiz! Discover Your Unique Blend of Content Magic at http://thesocialbolt.com.au/quiz/Get my DIY Content Wizard Bundle to help you with strategic content creation for your heart-led business at https://thesocialbolt.com.au/content-wizard-bundle-2/Find out more at https://www.thesocialbolt.com.au
"Úrad pre dohľad je doslova posadnutý Dôverou a Pentou. Čiže nerieši reálne problémy, ale venuje sa takmer výlučne Dôvere," hovorí riaditeľ poisťovne Dôvera Martin Kultan. "Nechceme vládu, ktorá bude prívetivejšia k Pente, ale normálne fungovanie sektora. To, čo sa dialo posledné tri roky v zdravotníctve, si budeme pamätať ako stratené roky. Nedávno vyšla správa Úradu pre dohľad, Dôvera sa tam vyskytla 80-krát, Penta 20-krát, ostatné problémy sa tam zamlčiavali. Dúfam, že tu bude vláda, ministerstvo zdravotníctva, ktoré nebude rozhodovať centrálne z nejakého kopca pomocou byrokratických úradníkov. Prajem si, aby sme tu mali normálne stabilné financovanie. Prajem si hlavne dlhodobú stabilitu," dodáva Kultan. Ako je možné, že súkromné poisťovne platia menej peňazí za rovnakú operáciu ako Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa? Nie je to tak, že chaos vo financovaní vyhovuje odlievaniu peňazí zo systému? Je táto vláda nepriateľská k Pente? Vypočujte si rozhovor Zuzany Kovačič Hanzelovej s riaditeľom poisťovne Dôvera Martinom Kultanom. – Newsletter Zuzany Kovačič Hanzelovej: https://komentare.sme.sk/t/9122/zkh-pise – Ak máte pre nás spätnú väzbu, odkaz alebo nápad, napíšte nám na firstname.lastname@example.org – Všetky podcasty denníka SME nájdete na sme.sk/podcasty – Podporte vznik podcastu Rozhovory ZKH a kúpte si digitálne predplatné SME.sk na sme.sk/podcast – Odoberajte aj denný newsletter SME.sk s najdôležitejšími správami na sme.sk/suhrnsme – Ďakujeme, že počúvate podcast Rozhovory ZKH.
Difficult Conversations -Lessons I learned as an ICU Physician
Today, you're in for a real treat because Dr. Orsini and Liz Poret-Christ are having a superstar loaded episode! This episode is about kidney donation. Liz shares a personal story about her daughter's unlikely friendship with Frank Mara, Vice President of Community Relations for the New York Giants, and how he's in need of a kidney transplant, which he'll talk about with us. Also, on the list of superstars joining us is Matt Cavanaugh, an active duty US Army Strategist and President of the National Kidney Donation Organization. In 2022, he became the first living kidney donor to finish the full four deserts race in one year. Matt donated his left kidney in 2021 to a stranger and started a donation chain that facilitated eight transplants. Our next superstar is Ned Brooks, who's the Founder and CEO of the National Kidney Donation Organization. He is a non-directed kidney donor who kickstarted a chain of three transplants in 2015. The organization has facilitated numerous transplants and helped find living donors for patients in need of a kidney transplant. We start with learning about the National Kidney Donation Organization. They discuss the barriers to kidney donation and how the organization supports potential donors throughout the process and dispel misconceptions about kidney donation and discuss the physical recovery time. They explain that being a donor can be like an insurance policy for oneself, as donors move to the top of the list should they ever need a kidney later in life. Ned touches on the process of what happens after you donate your kidney. Matt shares his experience of becoming a sponsored athlete after his kidney donation and emphasizes that kidney donation has been a second wind to him. Ned discusses the differences between directed and non-directed donors and explains that non-directed donors often feel a deep sense of gratitude. Matt shares his most difficult conversation when he faced discussing his decision to donate with his family, particularly his wife. Ned tells us the story of the young mother that received his kidney and what happened. We also have Frank Mara joining us. He shares his story of how he found out he needed a kidney transplant and meeting Ned, who's been a godsend. Frank tells us his most difficult conversation, which was explaining to his kids what was going on. He's had so much support from family and friends and after sending out emails asking for a kidney donation, many people have registered to donate, but he's waiting to see if there's a match. We're all hoping for great news soon, Frank! Hosts:Dr. Anthony OrsiniLiz Poret-ChristGuests:Matt CavanaughNed BrooksFrank MaraFor More Information:Difficult Conversations PodcastThe Orsini WayThe Orsini Way-LinkedInIt's All In The Delivery: Improving Healthcare Starting With A Single Conversation by Dr. Anthony OrsiniResources National Kidney Donation OrganizationNational Kidney RegistryMara FamilyMatt Cavanaugh Living Donor GamesNed Brooks LinkedIn
David, Pete and Ned chew over the news of Cav's retirement, revel in the Pinot drama and then do a Giro Quiz. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ned and Matt have news of Kevin, and practice their Midsummer Night's Dream. May contain repeated religious references. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learned Hands: The Official Podcast of the Westerosi Bar Association
In this thirty-fourth episode of Learned Hands, the Official Podcast of the Westerosi Bar Association, Merry & Clint ask: Is Renly Baratheon any good at oral (arguments)?Our analysis this week includes:The beginning of a brand new running series where Your Hands evaluate the persuasive argumentation skills of your favorite and least favorite ASOIAF characters.An overview of what makes a good, bad, and indifferent oral argument.Discussion of the Copper King's strengths and weaknesses, including whether he's funny, whether he's smart, and whether he can read a room (SPOILER: no).PEACH SPEECH PEACH SPEECH PEACH SPEECHYour Hands give their extensive oral resumes. Not like that, pervs.Thorough discussion on Renly's talks with Ned, Cat, and Stannis.A Special Guest Renly Hater weighs in to say why he isn't as good as Stannis, and yes it's Frank. Renly is Luigi. Search your heart, you know it to be true.Supplemental reading: Where to pay your duesPoint MadeBumpers and extensive audio engineering by LittleWolfBird. Intro & Outro music courtesy Sid Luscious & The Pants. None of this should be construed as legal advice OBVIOUSLY. Support the show
Ned and Matt are the early break. Pete and David let them go to the line and roll over at the end. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Rebel and Create: Fatherhood Field Notes
On this week's episode of the Craft of Fatherhood podcast, Ned shares about a conversation he had with his mentor about a philosophy among Monks and how it relates to family. He also gets real about how he messed up in his marriage this week and how to learn from his mistake. ----------Order The Adventure of Fatherhood children's book hereCheck out the TEDx----------Want to learn more about The Adventure of Fatherhood?https://www.adventureoffatherhood.com/https://www.rebelandcreate.com/Each week Ned sits down with a dad and asks him to open up his field notes and share with other men who find themselves on the Adventure of Fatherhood.Follow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebelandcreateYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/rebelandcreate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelandcreate
Ned and Matt eat lunch by a golf course, while two mysterious French people do their podding for them. Plus there is a (short) bike race. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ned and Matt cross a border. In more ways than one. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode I give an update on my life lately including going to the hospital and what they found there, why we never know what someone is going through based on their social media, tips for being successful, manifestation, how to avoid comparing ourselves to other people, finding purpose in life, why I currently eat protein within 30 minutes of waking up, wellness advice I'd give my younger self, how I manage anxiety, the strengths of being introverted, how I approach not drinking while out and at events, and Dear Media IRL. I also answer some beauty questions including my thoughts on Air Sculpt, threaded lip lifts and more! This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode. Head to Hatch.co and get free expedited shipping on your new Restore 2 so you can start feeling well-rested ASAP. Article is offering our listeners $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. To claim, visit ARTICLE.COM/BLONDE and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your purchase. Head to AthleticGreens.com/BlondeFiles to redeem. For 15% off Ned products, head to helloned.com/blonde or enter the code BLONDE at checkout. LMNT is offering my listeners a free sample pack with any order, That's 8 single serving packets FREE with any LMNT order. Get yours at DrinkLMNT.com/BLONDEFILES. Produced by Dear Media
I'm so excited to welcome back fellow ND, Dr. Sara Defrancesco to talk all about IBS: irritable bowel syndrome. If you've ever struggled with this issue only to be met with an elimination diet you won't want to miss this episode. Elimination diets can be helpful in the short term and can help you fine tune your triggers but a much bigger impact can be made with tending to the microbiome, clearing up gut infections, supporting your immune system and more. Dr. Defrancesca is a wealth of information on gut health and I'm so grateful to have her back to take a deeper dive into IBS. Check out her Freedom From IBS program here. To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review! Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I'd like to send you one too. Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us! This episode is sponsored by Shuteye Chai from Ned. It's a mix of their Mellö superblend of magnesium combined with adaptogens, aminos, functional mushrooms like chaga and reishi - seriously the best ingredients out there – wrapped in a heavenly masala chai-inspired spiced body. Think cinnamon, clove, ginger–all that good stuff! It's fantastic for sleep and for recovery. It's crafted from the highest grade single origin ingredients, ethically sourced from some of the world's best small-scale farms. Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. This episode is also sponsored by LMNT Electrolytes! These high sodium, well balanced hydration boosters are perfect for low carb dieters, those doing keto or when employing intermittent or any type of fasting. Skip the brain fog, low energy, cravings and perform better with LMNT electrolytes. Get your FREE sample pack here!
Join us again as we get to know more about Kael Pelletier, Northeast District President, and hear about his experiences within the Fraternity.
Ned and Matt get over a hump day. Pascal Ackermann smiles.Here's the restaurant in Turin which Ned recommends: https://www.tavernadelloca.com/it/menu.html Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ned gets side-tracked by singer songwriters of the sixties, while Matt takes the wheel as the race heads west. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Candlebox had a seemingly immediate success with their self-titled debut album in July 1993. The group had formed in November of 1990, with lead singer Kevin Martin, guitarist Peter Klett, bassist Bardi Martin, and drummer Scott Mercado as the founding members. They performed in clubs around Seattle, a musical mecca at the time that benefitted from the grunge movement, and released an EP that got the attention of the new Maverick Records. Maverick would sign Candlebox, and the group would be the studio's successful act. While grunge was still king in Seattle and on the air waves at the time, Candlebox does not neatly fit into that category. Some of the band's work has a grunge feel, but it tends towards a more mainstream hard rock sound in general. The debut album Candlebox would peak at number 7 on the Billboard album charts, and would see a number of singles hit both the radio and video charts. The strength of their songs would land them as openers for Rush and Metallica, and they would be headlining their own tours by the end of 1994.Despite the rapid success, the popularity of Candlebox was a slower burn at the time. The album did not enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart until August of 1994, and initial reviews were mixed. However, the album would remain on the chart for 104 weeks, and would be certified 4x platinum in the United States.Candlebox would release three albums with Maverick Records before running into disputes, and they disbanded in 2000. A revised lineup would reappear in 2006, and a new album would be released in 2007. As of this podcast Candlebox has released seven albums and is still performing today.Rob brings us this debut album for this week's podcast. YouThe second single was inspired by the time that lead singer Kevin Martin gave up drug dependency. He had seen Midnight Oil in concert and dedicated himself to becoming a rock singer. The single peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks charts. The song in 6/8 time alternates between a heavy rock feel on the chorus and a softer portion in the verses.Don't YouThis song leads off the album, and is a deeper cut that was not released as a single. It really rocks from the start. “And I could break your heart down as I tell you that you've burned out. Don't you? You want to let it go, yeah - you want to let it go, yeah.”RainAnother deeper cut with a very bluesy feel at the start that continues for several minutes before picking up the pace. The lyrics are about a woman leaving the singer, and the regret the singer feels at the loss. About three minutes in, it changes to a more rocking jazz section with a staccato scat meter in the lyrics.Far BehindThe third single would be the big hit from the album. Their most commercially successful song went to number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Album Rock chart. It was written as a tribute to Andrew Wood, a singer from the Seattle group Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. The lyrics are written from the perspective of the drug that killed him. ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:Saturday Night by Ned's Atomic Dustbin (from the motion picture “So I Married an Axe Murderer”) The Mike Myers dark comedy featured this cover of the Bay City Rollers' song on its soundtrack. STAFF PICKS:Long Day In the Universe by Darling Buds Wayne opens up the staff picks with a deeper cut, and one that also appeared on the soundtrack to “So I Married an Axe Murderer.” The Darling Buds are from South Wales, forming in 1986 and disbanding in 1993. Andrew Lewis, the lead singer, tells about a woman that misses her man so much she can't wait for him to come home. Dream All Day by The Posies Bruce's staff pick is another Seattle band. This song hit number 4 on the Modern Rocks Chart and number 17 on the Mainstream Rocks chart. Band members and songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow wrote this about dreaming of accomplishing things that the singer either can't or won't achieve. Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart Rock legend Rod Stewart begins his crooner phase with this cover of the Van Morrison classic from 1989. Lynch brings this staff pick which hit number 5 on the US and UK charts. Morrison originally wrote these lyrics inspired by spirituality and religious conviction. Zooropa by U2Rob reminds us just how big U2 was at the time with his staff pick. The “Zoo TV Tour” was a huge production, highlighting the commercialism of the time. “Be a winner, eat to get slimmer.” This song takes the form of a suite of three movements. The album of the same name was produced by Brian Eno. COMEDY TRACK:Achy Breaky Song by “Weird” Al Yankovic We close out today's podcast with Weird Al's parody of the Billy Ray Cyrus country hit which was constantly played at the time.
In this podcast episode of the Work From Home Show, former Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich is interviewed about his experiences fighting against a utility monopoly and corporate interests in Cleveland. He discusses his book "The Division of Light and Power" and the importance of protecting public ownership and assets from corporate interests. The conversation then shifts to Kucinich's role as the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and his experiences working with Republicans during his time in Congress. Dennis Kucinich's background and book [00:01:22] Congressman Dennis Kucinich talks about his book "The Division of Light and Power" and his experiences fighting against a utility monopoly and corporate interests in Cleveland. How citizens can fight back against privatization efforts [00:09:14] A third person asks how citizens can fight back against privatization efforts and Kucinich discusses the importance of asking questions and making issues out of undervalued public assets. The Cost of Privatization [00:10:24] Congressman Kucinich discusses the negative impact of privatization on taxpayers and rate payers in Cleveland. Corporate Interests and Political Corruption [00:13:15] Congressman Kucinich talks about the attempts of corporations to buy off politicians through campaign contributions and his personal experience with a bank's offer. Combatting Income Inequality [00:18:51] Congressman Kucinich suggests creating a jobs program to combat income inequality and ensure every able-bodied person has an opportunity to make a living. Full Employment Economy [00:20:03] Congressman Kucinich discusses the challenges of finding meaningful work with benefits, especially during COVID-19, and advocates for a full employment economy. Working Across the Aisle [00:21:17] Kucinich shares his experience of working with Republicans in Congress, including Tom Delay, to achieve common goals and emphasizes the importance of looking beyond party lines. Campaign Contributions and Community Organizing [00:24:54] Kucinich discusses the corrupting influence of campaign contributions and suggests that candidates should be careful about who they accept money from. He also highlights the power of community organizing to overcome the influence of money in politics. Speaker 1 (00:00:29) - Hey everybody. Welcome to The Work From Home Show. I'm Naso with Adam Schrader. Shout out to all our homies, homeboys, homegirls, home trans, all the work from Homers out there. Today. We have Congressman Dennis Kucinich on the show. You've probably heard of him, uh, if, if, if you've been around a few years, if you were around in 2004, 2008, that he was a presidential candidate for the Democrat Party. He's a Ohio Congressman from 1997 to 2013. He's the former chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We'll talk a little bit about that. He's the author of the new bestselling book, the Division of Light and Power. So without further ado, Mr. Dennis Kucinich, thank you for joining us on the Work From Home Show. Speaker 2 (00:01:22) - Uh, thank you very much for the invitation. And you know, I know people sometimes have trouble with my name. I, it took me a year to learn how to pronounce it, but it is Kucinich and I did represent, um, uh, Cleveland area in the United States Congress for 16 years. The book that I've written, the Division of Light and Power, is the story of, uh, the beginning of my career when I went to, um, uh, this Cleveland City Council and had the opportunity, uh, as a young councilman, 23 years old, to, uh, explore the depth of involvement of various interest groups, and in particular, the, uh, political corruption that was going on to undermine the city's municipal electric system. And I was quite alarmed when I saw that. And I started to take very careful notes about, uh, the machinations of the political system working with a monopoly, uh, utility, uh, conspiring to, uh, sell, uh, the city's, uh, municipally owned electric system. So the book begins there at, uh, on, on with a blackout in December of 1969. And the lights keep going out. And when you find out why the lights keep going out, it's shocking. And so the story opens there, and it goes right until my election is mayor. And through those years, which, uh, describe the, the tremendous battle that took place between my office, the utility of monopolies, the banks, and the mob. Speaker 1 (00:03:05) - Wow, that sounds, that sounds scary. Let's, uh, let's talk a little bit more about that. I'm especially curious to learn more about, uh, just a little more detail on how you fought. Sure. Beat, uh, this utility monopoly and also the corporate espionage, espionage, and sabotage, bank co-conspirators, uh, organized crime. There were even assassination attempts, I believe. Speaker 2 (00:03:36) - Right? Exactly. Well, here's, here's the way it came out. Uh, Cleveland has had its own, uh, municipal electric system, public power, uh, since the turn of the 20th century. And, uh, it, it has competed side by side in a third of the city with a private investor owned utility. The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, uh, no, also known as C Ei. C EI tried to block the formation of Muni light right in its inception. At its inception. They were not successful in doing that. Over the years, though, they began to secretly plan and then execute a strategy to undermine the city's municipally owned utility by blocking repairs in the Cleveland City Council, which were needed to, um, uh, uh, to, uh, help the city's, uh, capacity to generate electricity. Uh, they, uh, also, uh, started a PR campaign with the general media who they, where they advertised heavily to attack and undermine the city's, uh, utility and public ownership. Speaker 2 (00:04:50) - Furthermore, uh, the city wouldn't, when the private utility successfully blocked any repairs to the city generators, the city had to turn outside and said, we've gotta buy power from somewhere else. The c e I blocked the city from buying power outside the city, and then the city could only get power from c e I and c EI tripled the cost, so they would run up the, uh, city's operating expenses. And then, uh, finally, we, we were fighting for connection, you know, in Texas, uh, Texas found out about, uh, the, uh, importance of being able to connect outside your territory for power if you know you have, uh, a shutdown as you know, your experience with Ercot in, you know, in the early part of this year, . Yeah, that was fun. And so what happened is that, here's the thing, every, you know, being connected to the grid nationally was vital for the city of Cleveland. Speaker 2 (00:05:54) - But c I blocked us from getting connected to the national grid, so we were isolated. So we had to rely on them for backup power in case we had an outage, which, you know, it was became likely because we weren't able to fix our equipment. And the book documents how some of the blackouts that the city experienced were actually created by C EI so that they could try to use that as an excuse to push the sale. And the public didn't understand this. They didn't understand why when the city needed a transfer of power from C ei, c e I operated that transfer in such a way to deliberately create a blackout on muni system. And that's all documented in the book. And so, you know, the kind of dirty tricks that went on were extraordinary. And c e I got their, you know, they got their comeuppance because the, uh, they were found by the nuclear regulatory commission to have violated numerous provisions of antitrust law. Speaker 2 (00:06:59) - And they, you know, they, they tried price fixing cutthroat competition. And in the midst of all this, the city council was going to sell our municipal electric system, even though they knew that, uh, c EI had been undermining it and was trying to buy our system for a fraction. I mean, this is, this is a story of something that is unprecedented in US history, that this would come out, uh, the kind of underhandedness that was going on with this utility, uh, all in the, in their plans to try to take over the city owned electric system. And so, it, it, some people have compared the book to the movie Chinatown, uh, which involved water, whereas this involves electricity. So I was elected mayor on a, on a platform to save our municipal electric system. I got elected, I canceled a sale, which had been, um, uh, consummated, uh, and, uh, you know, just, we, we just won that by the skin of our teeth, uh, uh, won the issue by the skin of our teeth. And the second part of the book opens up on this, uh, on the saga that happened, and how the, the utility monopoly, the banks and other corporate interests, uh, put a tremendous squeeze on the city to try to force me as the mayor to give up our electric system. Speaker 3 (00:08:24) - This sounds very similar to a lot of other bigger, not bigger necessarily, but other issues going on, on a, a national scale where the push towards privatization, where it seems like there's a lot of issues where politicians nationally are willing to let some programs just deteriorate and get worse and get worse, so that they can kind of push the whole, well, if the private sector did it, it would be better. Let's get it out of the hands of, uh, the government and give it to, um, private companies. How do we as citizens push back against that? Because, you know, like, if I don't agree with it and I need to talk to my congressional representative, I'm one of, you know, a couple million that they represent, or a hundred thousand that they represent, and I feel like just a, you know, throwing a pebble in a river, how does a normal citizen fight back against that? Speaker 2 (00:09:14) - Well, first of all, I wanna say that you have, uh, correctly identified the, uh, urgency of this book at this time, because there, there is, uh, increased privat, there are increased privatization efforts underway, and they will accelerate once the American rescue plan money, uh, dries up, uh, you know, in city after city. So first of all, you have to, you know, when you see a privatization effort underway, uh, start asking questions right away, like, why, uh, I will promise you that every privatization effort results in the public, uh, public assets being stolen, uh, you can make an issue out of how much is being paid for that, uh, electric system, water system, whatever. Because I will, I will guarantee you every municipal asset that's ever up for privatizations being undervalued. That was part of our story. It was, uh, for example, uh, the c EI was ready to purchase, uh, muni light in Cleveland for 88.1 million. Speaker 2 (00:10:24) - Uh, and, uh, we, we determined that the value of it was at, uh, at least a quarter of a billion dollars plus, uh, the loss to the taxpayers that would come when they, the taxpayers would've to pay the full rate. Plus the rate increases to the private utility would've to, uh, pay for street lighting and service to the city facilities to private utility, you know, and pay a premium price. And so taxes were gonna go up and, uh, rate payers who were forced to buy the private power would also see their, uh, budgets cut into by increased utility costs, privatization, uh, can, uh, and, and is often a nightmare for communities. This book shows how to fight it. But you, and the biggest and most important way is you have to do your homework. You have to do the research, and you have to pay attention to what's going on, not to what the media's saying, because all too often corporate media ignores the needs of the people and instead serves the needs of, of narrow economic interests that are gonna capitalize on a privatization. Speaker 2 (00:11:34) - Now, this battle in Cleveland, which was unprecedented, drew in a bank, uh, which told me on December 15th, 1978, that either you, the mayor, the bank will not renew the city's credit on loans. I hadn't been taken out. And so I had to make a decision what I stood for. I told them, no, it turned out the bank was a business partner of the utility. They stood to profit as well from the privatization, shocking. And the banks will check this out. So the people of Cleveland followed my leadership and, and increased their taxes. They taxed themselves more. They pay off the defaulted notes on loans I hadn't taken out. And when the tax passed, the banks who had proposed the tax to pay off the notes, and who said that if you pass the tax, we'll take out a default, they were Ned on their commitment and kicked the, kept the city into default until I left office. Speaker 2 (00:12:29) - And, uh, and in addition to that, uh, they had agreed to abide by the decision of the voters. And the question of people voted two to one to keep muni light, the banks in the corporate community turned around after the people voted two to one to say, Nope, you gotta sell that system, . I mean, this is, so I stood, I was 31 years old, and I stood against this crude, uh, extortionate exercise of corporate power that really was, you know, was so intent on having its way that they were prepared to destroy the city to get a, uh, a monopoly on electricity. But, you know, we stopped them , Speaker 1 (00:13:15) - First off, did the corporation, the electric company, did they try to pay you or buy you off? And how easy is it for corporations to buy off politicians? Speaker 2 (00:13:28) - Oh, it's called campaign contributions, big ones. No, I, I, I, you know, what, what happened was this, uh, uh, the, the day of default, the biggest bank told me, Hey, look, uh, if you go ahead with this sale, we'll give, we'll, we'll loan, loan the city 50 million, and you can do whatever you want with it. You know, you, it was like a, a express pass to reelection, you know, all of a sudden you could start paving the streets in gold. And, uh, but of course, you know, I knew, you know, they, they were asking, I mean, it was a fraud. They were, they wanted, uh, me to give up an electric system that was worth more money than the monopoly was ready to pay for it. And they were gonna let the city borrow more money. I mean, give me a break, you know, I was, as I said, I was a very young person. Speaker 2 (00:14:19) - I suppose they felt they could roll me at that point. You know, I looked younger than I, I was, and I think they probably, I had a certain amount of disbelief, cognitive dissonance, saying, oh geez, how can this be happening with this kid who's the mayor? You know, I was the youngest mayor in America at the time of any big city. But I, my, the task that I took on, uh, was one where I had to take a stand against these corporate interests that were determined to have their way, even if it meant, uh, uh, smearing the very city in which they operated. Speaker 3 (00:14:54) - I want to touch on you becoming mayor there. How, what made you, and it always amazes me, when people go into politics in general, like, I have a friend who's one of my best friends, is a mayor of a city here in Texas, but it's like a 2000 person town, so it's nothing like Cleveland. What made you decide, like, what was, I mean, was it the electric situation that made you think you should go into public office? Or what led you to think I should get involved in politics? Speaker 2 (00:15:22) - Well, you know, I, I entered politics at the age of 20 as a candidate for city council. Uh, and I, I got involved because, you know, growing up in the air of the sixties, uh, the change was in the wind. And I felt the best way to change things was to go inside the system. And I've always felt from a spiritual standpoint that my life didn't belong just to me, uh, that all of our lives belong to community, that, uh, you know, while we can make our own choices, that we should always try to do something for the betterment of society and not just, uh, take care of, you know, take, yeah, we have to take care of our sal and you also need to think of others as well. So that was the spirit that I brought into public life, uh, not to, uh, uh, uh, do well, but to do good. Speaker 2 (00:16:17) - And I'm, um, uh, that brought me into, uh, contest for city council. I was elected on my second try by 16 votes. I beat an entrenched democratic machine to be elected to the council. And the story opens up on, uh, at Christmas time in 1969 with this holiday season blackout, which as we found out later on, uh, these blackouts were being created by this, uh, uh, private utility in their, as part of their scheme to take over the public system. So, you know, I, I started very early. I made a choice early to go on the inside. Um, and, you know, so I was motivated by, you know, wanting to be of service. And I still am. Speaker 1 (00:17:02) - Shifting gears just a little bit. You chaired the Congressional Progressive Caucus to lessen income inequality way back in the early two thousands. The latest figures I've seen, income equality has only gotten worse. Can you explain why that is and what the initial goal of the C P C was and what's gone wrong with it? Speaker 2 (00:17:28) - Well, you know, first of all, uh, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has had, uh, you know, a number of really important leaders, including Bernie Sanders, uh, uh, Pete DeFazio, uh, and others. And the purpose of the caucus was to present, um, a different approach to management of the government's resources. So we presented our own budget, which emphasized healthcare and education and housing, uh, and Deemphasized war and, and, you know, and military spending. Uh, the whole idea was about, you know, revisiting our, uh, what's what is necessary to support people in our society, uh, to support their, their existence. So this, this caucus, uh, has members who are quite diverse in their politics. Uh, and occasionally they'll vote as a block on certain issues in Congress. Uh, you know, it, it may happen less and less now, uh, there's a lot more pressure in Congress now that things are much more polarized, and, uh, every organization within the Congress is perhaps more fractionated than it's ever been. And so that, that is indeed a problem. Speaker 3 (00:18:47) - So how did, how do we combat income inequality today then? Speaker 2 (00:18:51) - First of all, every able-bodied person should have an opportunity to make a living. Um, and if the private sector doesn't, can't provide the jobs, the public sector has to, I mean, we're in an interesting position right now in the Covid era where, uh, the economy is starting to move ahead. But, you know, there's so many job openings now. People, uh, are just, you know, getting back into a, a mode of, um, of, well, first of all, work's being redefined. And secondly, uh, there's a lot of jobs out there that are wanting. So, you know, it's a little bit different than it was a few years ago where the economy was being managed in such a way that a certain amount of unemployment was seen as being necessary, the proper functioning of the economy. We don't seem to have that right now, but I think that it would be good if the government, uh, created a jobs program and gave people an opportunity to do long-term productive work in restoring our environment and in, uh, in helping to repair our infrastructure. Speaker 2 (00:20:03) - Uh, you know, I'm, I I, and the other thing is that having work with no benefits is, you know, quite a challenge. Uh, people, uh, uh, are finding that the cost of healthcare is extraordinary, and being able to meet your healthcare needs of your family might be almost impossible, even though you may have a job that is paying you more than $15 an hour. So you, you know, it's, it the, um, COVID added a, uh, a layer of complexity to this question of, uh, of employment and, and meaningful work. And, um, it's gonna, I think, take a while to sort that out. But I think our polar star has to be a full employment economy with, uh, meaningful, productive work available to all those who are able to work and with, uh, supportive systems for those who can, for no fault of their own, cannot work. Speaker 1 (00:20:58) - You touched on the polarization in Congress right now. When you were in Congress, was it more friendly? Were people more friendly? Were Republicans more friendly to you? Did people, were politicians more willing to work together, or? Well, Speaker 2 (00:21:17) - Let, lemme tell you, it, it, you know, yes and no, uh, uh, you know, there's always a certain amount of political polarity that that exists. I mean, the very basic, the very basis of a two-party system is by its definition polarized. You have Democrats have Republicans, and for some people, never the twin shall meet. Uh, I did it differently. I worked on both sides of the aisle, and as a result, I had the opportunity to make, uh, uncommon friendships with, uh, people on the Republican side, including those in the Texas delegation. Uh, you know, when I, I mean, I'll tell you a story. To give you an example. The Clinton administration was looking for authorization to continue the bombing of, um, Serbia. Uh, and they were, you know, and to keep the war going over there. And I was, I was opposed to that. So, uh, they, the authorization I think, was Senate Joint Resolution 21 came up in 1999, and I was trying to figure out a way to defeat it. Speaker 2 (00:22:26) - And finally, I came upon a plan that would've required the help of the Republicans. So I went to Tom Delay and I explained to him, uh, what my objective was. Now, he may have had some political, uh, strategy in mind, but the long story short is we put together a coalition of Republicans and Democrats, and we stopped the war. Now, somebody would say, well, delay would never go along with something like that. Well, he did, and we worked together, and we stopped a war that was, that should have never been fought by. And so, uh, you know, I'm, what I'm saying is that forget about party, forget about ideology, look to what your goals are and see if you can find a way to get alliances at certain times and places. And you might be surprised. So I never, um, you know, when, when people, you know, when I'm looking for Ally, I don't care about Party at all. Speaker 2 (00:23:24) - I mean, I've worked with Ron Paul on so many of Texas, so on so many issues of foreign policy. And we found that, well, we had differences in domestic policy. We work together to try to limit us involvement in these, in these wars. And, you know, the, that's why I'm saying there might be polarization today, but it's often mindless people, you know, need to talk to one another and find out what they actually stand for. . And like in any family, you may not agree even within a family with each other on something. And it could be very important, you look to those things you can't agree on, and that's where you do your work. And so that's what, you know, that was my approach in Congress, and I think that approach could still work. Today. Speaker 3 (00:24:10) - We've talked about kind of money in politics being an issue in buying off politicians. You look at what's happening today in, you know, congressional races, especially presidential races. I mean, you see campaigns spending, you know, a billion plus dollars for a job that makes $400,000 a year. And, you know, there's a whole lot more to it than, you know, just that, just the job and the salary. You know, obviously being president has so much power in it, and you also see it in congressional races where money from all over the country flows into one specific state. How do we keep our politicians in a way that the community can still show their support for them, but they're not being completely bought off? Speaker 2 (00:24:54) - Well, you know, going back to the book, uh, the Division of Light and Power, uh, when these corporations had their interest, I never went to them for money. So nobody forces an elected official or somebody running for office to go to a certain group and say, Hey, give me money. I mean, that's where it begins. And when they do give money, nobody forces you to take that money if they offer it to you. So, you know, it's not as though, uh, we're just helpless cuz those who aspire off have to be very careful about, uh, who is, uh, providing contributions to them. And to make sure that you can be independent of those contributions and function autonomously with, without, uh, um, without the, uh, large Jess, which comes into campaign coffers. And that is very tough. And what I'm prescribing here is not easy, but the book that, you know, the Division Light and Power points out, that when people organize at a community level, they can overcome almost any interest group. Speaker 2 (00:26:02) - But, you know, it's the organization and the knowledge of what is actually happening that empowers people to overcome the influence of money. I mean, I was, you know, we were heavily outspent in Cleveland on the, uh, on, on every election that involved either, either, um, uh, you know, either with my name on the ballot or an issue oriented election. We were heavily, uh, outspent, but because we aligned with the popular interest and how people understand their interest, we won anyway. Now, I eventually was defeated in 1979 because the banks kept the city into default, and people at that time did not understand why despite having paid, uh, uh, more money on their taxes, we were still in default. But years later now, the people of Cleveland understand it. So yeah, campaign contributions have, can totally corrupt the system, but no one forces these candidates to take that money. And if they do take the money, then that needs to be noted by the voters, uh, to see if those interests align with the, uh, more specific concerns of, uh, the electorate. Speaker 1 (00:27:15) - That's Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Dennis Kucinich, thank you so much for joining us on The Work From Home Show. Your latest book is called The Division of Light and Power, the Division of Light and Power and your website dot, uh, Speaker 2 (00:27:31) - Well, they, they, they can, uh, go to, um, finny avenue books.com, uh, where they can purchase a book through many different links, or they can go to, um, Barnes and Noble, target, Amazon. There's a whole list of, uh, of places you can get the book, go to your local bookstore and ask for it. And then if you don't, they don't have it, uh, in stock, they'll order it. Uh, and you'll have it shortly. Speaker 1 (00:27:59) - And your website is percentage.com Congressman Dennis Kucinich, any final thoughts you want to share with our listeners or anything else you wanna promote? Speaker 2 (00:28:08) - No, I mean, I appreciate being on your show and, you know, and this virtual book tour that I'm doing from house to house, uh, with your help is, is very important. I mean, this book, uh, it took me 40 years to write it. Uh, it is thoroughly documented and I've been told that there's never been a book quite like this that explains, uh, the political process from an insider's point of view. And again, you know, it's one thing to fight City Hall from the outside. Uh, try fighting City Hall when you're the mayor. . Speaker 1 (00:28:42) - Yeah, completely understood. This is a wild, wild story. I'm gonna have to check out the book. So, once again, the Division of Light and Power, get the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, wherever you get your, your books. Congressman Dennis Cinj. Thank you once again for joining us on the Work From Home Show to all our listeners. Check us out at work from home show.com. Email us if you have any questions. Hello, at work from home show.com. You can follow us on all social media, leave us a review on whatever podcasting platform you use. And until next week, keep on working from home.
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