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Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – July 4, 2022

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 156:24


Happy 4th of July, Kwame Kilpatrick's fundraising, 6 dead in mass shooting in Illinois, protest at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Airmageddon 2022, Alec Baldwin v. "Mike", Drew Crime features bad acting on a 911 call, Marc's off the grid weekend, and we interrupt swimming Maz.Happy Independence Day! In your face, England. Enjoy these USA themed songs.Kaitlin Armstrong got plastic surgery while on the lam in Costa Rica. SIST: does her new nose look better or worse? You decide!Marc went without the internet for 30 hours.48 Hours covered the murder of Quee Choo Chadwick and her jerk husband, Peter Chadwick.Detroit Tigers: Stephen Gabbara assaulted the buffet. Trudi and Dee assaulted the bar. Riley Greene's first career homer was a walk off. The Tigers broadcaster-less game sucked.Tom Mazawey is NOT included in the Woodward Sports 4th of July photo. SNUBBED.Kamala Harris compares the Roe v. Wade ruling to slavery.Airmageddon 2022. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has it under control by believing whatever the airlines tell him.Ann Marie LaFlamme is amazing, looks amazing, and you listeners out there need to be more respectful.Jim Kiertzner is retiring after 49 years in TV news.This dog was the star in Ryan Ermanni's Fox 2 interview.A very attractive woman was shamed while breastfeeding in a restaurant without a cover. To repeat- a very attractive woman was shamed.Crosby, Stills and Nash are back on Spotify after asking to be removed because of Joe Rogan. David Crosby says it's because the people that he sold his music to only care about money.George Shea is the Michael Buffer of hot dog eating contests. Joey Chestnut was attacked but still managed to win again.Tom Mazawey joins us to explain being SNUBBED, recap Joey Chestnut's victory, explain USC & UCLA to the Big Ten, discuss the Miles Bridges felony arrest, dress down Chris Ilitch and lament the former Tigers that are better than the current Tigers.Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/dams or use the code dams to get a HUGE Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 1 additional month for free + a bonus gift! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30-day money-back guarantee!Love: Taylor Swift is engaged. Lindsay Lohan is married. Brian Austin Green has a new brat with his new girlfriend. Britney Spears remains married and continues to pop off on social media.Yet another mass shooting in America. This time it's in Highland Park, Illinois during the 4th of July parade.Akron is in chaos following the police shooting of Jayland Walker. LeBron is praying for "his city"."The Week That Was" covers America's Guest, Kwame Kilpatrick, and Michael Bullotta is the only person who is talking truth.Read ML Elrick tear into Brian Banks.A 40-year-old man dies at the Battle Creek air show when his truck blows up while performing a stunt.Michigan schools are given grants to change their school mascots. Needless to say, the comment sections doesn't stay on topic.Music: Bret Michaels hospitalized. Tommy Lee is back to doing full shows. Adele has no regrets. Halsey lectures her fans about abortion. Elliot Page's transition had to be updated in The Umbrella Academy.Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has died... ON HIS BIRTHDAY!Ilhan Omar was booed off stage in her own district.Alec Baldwin is mad at Mike and vows to find Mike.Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

Crypto Current
D. Alexis Samuels Shares Financial Literacy for a Digital World with FinLitx

Crypto Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 31:07


Samuels grew up in the projects of New York in a single-parent home. As every child in that situation dreams, he had big plans to get himself and his family out of that situation and into a better life. Needless to say, he succeeded and now aims to bring all underserved community members along with him. Samuels was offered the opportunity to join a Wall Street firm upon graduating college. It was here that he discovered a key point that influenced his current project: People want more than financial literacy; they want engagement. This pivotal realization motivated Samuels to create the first-ever gaming-learning app, a blend of technology and reward-based (somewhat addictive) enjoyment. “If you walk into an auditorium full of high school students today and ask how many of them own or carry a checkbook, barely two might raise their hands,” said Samuels. “In fact, we've tested and proven this. Conversely, if you ask those same students how many of them have heard of or own cryptocurrency, the percentage will be much higher — if you are at the right school. “The disparate knowledge between schools with higher funding versus less is a markedly different outcome when it comes to financial literacy. That is what we are fighting against with this program. We want schools, and even curious adults, to have the tools necessary to keep their finances happy, healthy, and controlled.” - D. Alexis Samuels Links: www.finlitx.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-alexis-samuels *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. ~ Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back with Tantra Labs ~ New to crypto? Check out our Crypto for Beginners Step-by-Step Guide to Crypto Investing ~ Follow us on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Tik Tok ~ Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREE emrit.io Coolspot today! ~ Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out our educational videos today! ~ Swan is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account. ~ Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out our partnerships page! ~ Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out our events page! ~ Tune in on Crypto Current TV throughout the week for a 24/7 crypto stream on the latest action on crypto markets, news, and interviews with the industry's top experts! ~ Enjoying our podcast? Please leave us a 5 star review here! ~ Stay up to date with the latest news in cryptocurrency by opting-in to our newsletter! You will receive daily emails (M-S) that are personalized and curated content specific to you and your interests, powered by artificial intelligence. ~ We were featured as one of the Top 25 Cryptocurrency Podcasts and one of the 16 Best Cryptocurrency Podcasts in 2020. ~ Are you an accredited investor looking to invest in cryptocurrency? Check out Crescent City Capital. ~ Earn Interest. Receive Loans. Trade Crypto. Start Today! Learn more about how you can sign up for Blockfi ~ Want to be on our show or know someone who should? Contact us today! ~ We hope you are enjoying our cryptocurrency and blockchain educational content! We greatly appreciate donations, which all go directly towards creating even better educational content. Thank you for your generosity! Buy us a coffee here :)

The Confessionals
RELOADED | 333: Ghost Of The USS Forrestal

The Confessionals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 80:10


In Episode 333: Ghost Of The USS Forrestal, we are joined in the studio by Tony's Uncle Mark as he discusses being stationed aboard the haunted USS Forrestal while serving in the Navy. The USS Forrestal experienced a tragedy in the 1960s when a missile was mistakenly launched onboard, resulting in many fires that claimed the lives of over 160 men. One of the men who escaped death that day, only to be captured as a POW a few weeks later, was none other than former senator John McCain. Needless to say, this aircraft carrier has sailed with tragic baggage throughout its history. As time passed, rumors circulated of apparitions of past sailors appearing on the ship; one was even seen so often that the crew named him George. Mark shares some ghost stories with us and describes what life out at sea was like for all those years. We discuss why he believes he never witnessed a UFO despite his many years at sea, and he also tells us about living with his family in a haunted house in Massachusetts, where a former owner died and odd things occurred. As a journalist in the Navy with over 20 years of service, Mark decided to pursue novel writing once he retired. He is now the established author of a book trilogy called the “Forever Avalon” series. Combining experiences from his Navy service with his love for sci-fi, he created a fantasy world that begins when a storm slams into a ship and pushes the characters onto an uncharted island – but not just any island. The family finds themselves in another world frozen in time, on the magical island of Avalon, a place of eternal magic where the descendants of King Arthur rule. And this is just where the “Forever Avalon” series begins! Mark Piggott Books: Forever Avalon: https://amzn.to/32CF1Kr The Dark Tides: https://amzn.to/3emL2QW The Outlander War: https://amzn.to/3vc4giQ Become a member for AD FREE listening and EXTRA shows: theconfessionalspodcast.com/join SPONSORS GET Surfshark: surfshark.deals/confessionals GET Cerebral: getcerebral.com/tony GET SIMPLISAFE TODAY: simplisafe.com/confessionals GET Hello Fresh: hellofresh.com/confessionals16 Promo Code: "confessionals16" for 16 FREE MEALS!!! Get Emergency Food Supplies: www.preparewiththeconfessionals.com Get Beard Oil: bit.ly/2FbOhN5 CONNECT WITH US Website: www.theconfessionalspodcast.com Email: theconfessionals@theconfessionalspodcast.com Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.theconfessionalspodcast.com/the-newsletter SOCIAL MEDIA Subscribe to our YouTube: https://bit.ly/2TlREaI TikTok: @theconfessionals Discord: https://discord.gg/KDn4D2uw7h Show Instagram: theconfessionalspodcast Tony's Instagram: tonymerkelofficial Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheConfessionalsPodcas Twitter: @TConfessionals Tony's Twitter: @tony_merkel

The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
333: What I Do to Lessen Jet Lag (flying from the West Coast to Western Europe)

The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 43:29


"When it comes to jet lag, there ain't — I report from the window seat of a bustling café in Montreal, hence this paraphrasing of Leonard Cohen — no cure." —Mark VanHoenacker, a Boeing 787 pilot for British Airways and the author of Imagine A City: A Pilot's Journey Across the Urban World  The first time I flew abroad from Oregon to Europe (in my case France), concerns about jet lag were far from my mind; in fact, because I had so many other questions to answer and unknowns dancing in my mind, I didn't think about. I was 20 and planning to study abroad during my junior summer of college in Angers, France. I saved up for the $800 round-trip economy-class ticket (2000) by working three part-time jobs, took the necessary prerequisite courses, conferenced with my professor de Français, and along with not knowing I would need an adapter and converter to at the very least blow-out my hair and curled it, I also didn't think to investigate what jet lag was. Being the first member of my immediate family to travel abroad to Europe, I was figuring it all out for the first time on my own, and jet lag was never a word that popped up in conversations. Fast forward to 2012 and my second trip to France that included England as well. Thankfully I had a close friend who having lived in England for a time and thus traveled back and forth from the west coast to England often, had a few suggestions for combatting jet lag. Nothing worked superbly, but none of the advice hindered my thorough enjoyment of visiting London for the first time, and then returning to Paris. Jet lag persisted, but if it meant I would be able to be in the two countries I loved, it didn't matter a bit. Each trip following the two shared above, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, I have gradually tried to tweak, adjust and determine what works best to mitigate jet lag's effects, and while I have come to the same conclusion as the British Airways pilot above, as he too shares in his recent article in The Financial Times, there are ways to lessen the discomfort and the prolonged effects. But first, it is important to note what jet lag is — any time you travel quickly across two or more time zones and is caused when rapid travel throws off our circadian rhythm - the biological clock that helps control when we wake and fall asleep (source)  The more readers I hear from and fellow travelers I meet, the more I realize that where you are traveling from (home departure city), thus the amount of time difference you are undergoing, makes a difference, and so I decided to write specifically from my experience as a traveler from the west coast of the United States venturing to Western Europe where most of my excursions take me. With that said, as many readers/listeners of TSLL blog/The Simple Sophisticate podcast are Francophiles and/or Anglophiles and our destinations are the same even if our departure city is different, it is my hope that some of the tips shared today may be applicable when tailored to your flying itinerary. ~Note to readers: More details are discussed in the audio version of this episode than are shared below, so be sure to tune in. 1.Depart in the early afternoon When scheduling past trips, excluding my most recent trip in 2022, I selected early morning flights to give myself more time at my desired destination. As well, often earlier flights in the day were a bit less expensive (I have not noticed this to be the case as of late, but in the past). However, when taking the most direct flight possible, leaving in the afternoon on the west coast has the arrival time in France or England in the early evening the following day which lends itself well to having a nice meal before exhaustedly going to sleep in a comfortable bed. As well, leaving in the afternoon gives you time to gradually begin the day, go through your regular routines, partake in a healthy 30-minute or hour-long exercise routine, and generally, prepare to sit for a very long time. When I am able to exercise and not feel rushed, the rest of the day and any unknowns that pop up are easier to navigate, and I can more easily relax since my body has had the opportunity to fully move, stretch and receive what it needs. 2. Arrive in the late evening in Europe If leaving in the early afternoon is not an option, at least try to schedule your arrival time in Europe in the early evening for the reasons shared above. Whether you were able to catch some sleep on the plane or not, your mind as well as your body is tired and after being fed well in your destination city, wants to stretch out and relax. Rather than fight trying to stay awake until night arrives should you arrive in the morning or early afternoon, when you arrive in the evening, you don't have to fight your body and just let it do what it yearns for. 3. The fewer connecting flights the better If at all possible, scheduling-wise and/or budget-wise, choose a direct flight, or the closest thing to it (I have to take a short hop from Redmond to an international airport, typically Seattle, Portland or San Fran, and then my international flight departs to Europe from there). Not only do you save time, but it is less stressful, thus it doesn't exhaust your mind unnecessarily which is already going to be confused when you arrive due to the time change. Mind exhaustion on top of jet lag prolongs your ability to adjust, and the shorter the hop, the less stress incurred. The many farms seen in the countryside in Normandy. 4. Try to sleep on the flight Even if for only a few hours, do your best to find a way to experience real sleep. Real sleep where the hours invisibly whisk by and you wake up feeling somewhat, if not quite a bit, rested and energized. In my experience, the fewer hours I am able to sleep on the trip, the harder/longer jet lag is to recover from on that particular end of the trip. 5. Invest in Business Class if/when possible In episode #329 I shared my experience flying Business Class on British Airways during my recent trip in April 2022 to Britain and France. Needless to say, even if it takes a bit longer to save up for each subsequent trip abroad in order to fly in such comfort, I will do it. It is worth it, largely because of the reduction of stress and my ability to sleep well. And as I shared in #4 above, when you sleep well during the flight, you reduce (not eliminate) jet lag. My flight to Europe in Business Class provided more than 4 hours of sleep, and while I did feel the effects of jet lagged for about two days upon arrival, this was far better than it has been in the past. No doubt my excitement being back in Paris helped to overcome some of the feeling, but as I assessed what else may have contributed to an easing of this expected feeling of exhaustion, confusion, malaise and inability to sleep naturally, the one primary variable that was different was the flight I chose and the amount of sleep and quality of sleep I received. My seat in Business Class on British Airways, bedding products from The White Company 6. Hydrate as much as possible while flying While toasting with sparkling wine as the journey begins is tempting and certainly something I enjoy doing as well, refrain from too much alcohol as it dehydrates you. Instead, seek out as much water as you can, and even the multiple bathroom-runs are good for you as it gets you up and out of your seat which is an activity that sets your circadian rhythm. The more you can do to set your circadian rhythm to knowing when it needs to be awake and when it needs to rest (the reason why airlines dim the cabin light uniformly for everyone and set the meals as they do), the more quickly your mind will be able to settle into the new sleep schedule. 7. Take a hot bath before bed Whether at your travel destination or when you arrive home, just before you want to go to bed, take a hot bath as this helps to relax the body and interestingly enough, drop the body temperature which helps you fall asleep. A deep soak of a bath at The Savoy while staying in London. Take the tour of our stay in this detailed post. 8. Begin to simulate, ever so slightly and gradually, the new time zone before you leave While a subtle shift at home may not seem beneficial, for me, this is actually quite possible as I like to go to bed early, and an excuse to go to bed one hour sooner, wake up one hour earlier is not a detriment. Of course, this will depend on your work and home schedule, but if you can, it may reduce jet lag a bit so it won't last as long when you arrive. 9. Be gentle and patient with yourself, gradually shift into the new time schedule Our brains are wonderful tools, but it takes time to change them, and that includes its sleep schedule. When our sleep schedule becomes disrupted, our mind is confused as to what it is supposed to do, so be gentle and patient with it. When I returned home this past April, it took about 7-10 days to get over my jet lag. Finding myself falling asleep on the sofa at 5pm with eyelids I could not bribe to stay open at any cost, I let myself fall asleep, and pushed myself to stay awake an hour later each night until I was finally back to my regular bedtime routine. With all of that said . . . 10. Understand there are many jet lag remedies, but honor what works for you I won't list the suggestions I have received over the years I haven't found helpful for me, or the beliefs from other travelers about what is most difficult (direction of flight) because what is true for them is true for them. However, sharing what has worked and why I have discovered it does work, had I been able to understand these truths, is something I would have loved to have known earlier in my travels but likely could not have known. Knowing that I needed to, for want of a better phrase, 'feel my way' through jet lag to figure out what happens and how I respond to it gave me the tools to figure out how to reduce its effects that most negatively affected me. Self-awareness not only helps you live a life you love living in a general over-arching way; it also affords you helpful insights in how to work well with jet lag to best fit your needs to ensure the best trip and experience possible. For example, as an HSP, sleep is especially important, whereas for non-HSPs being able to function well on 5-7 hours of sleep may be no problem. Not so in my case, so now that I know the value of sleep for my well-being, I invest in ensuring I receive a good night of sleep when I travel as I want to enjoy my trip as much as possible, and that includes on the flight. When we have the fortunate opportunity to travel abroad and cross many time zones, the price of jet lag is a small price to expense, but being aware of how it affects our minds and physical well-being is helpful so that we don't blame our mental lag on the destination but rather our mind's gradual settling in to the new time zone we have taken it to. Wishing you many wonderful trips and stamps in your passport! Bon Voyage! Petit Plaisir ~Herbed Salmon ~click here for the full recipe. ~Top image: arriving in London, looking out over Kensington, Royal Albert Hall

Brothers in Armchairs
Independence Day ID4 (1996)

Brothers in Armchairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 117:52


To celebrate the Fourth of July, we discuss and review Roland Emmerich's 1996 science fiction action epic INDEPENDENCE DAY (ID4). We wanted to do something light-hearted and fun for this year's Fourth of July holiday and there are few movies as fun as Independence Day with it's simple story, fantastic special effects, and explosions galore!  It's no wonder why ID4 is one of our all time favorite films. This episode is a little different from our normal show style, but we feel you'll definitely enjoy the conversation and have a few laughs along with Kenny and Del.In this show, we do more than a movie review by delving into the lives of the cast and crew, fan theories, trivia, scene breakdowns, and anything related to the film itself.  Needless to say, our shows are a little longer than your average movie review show, but we can assure you that our shows are jam packed with entertaining and interesting discussions.  If that sounds like your sort of bag, hang out with Kenny and Del as they get into Independence Day.Bil Pullman Bud Ad - https://youtu.be/5cpWEX9A7y0John Wayne - https://youtu.be/Zm4wQJEZlvIThanks for listening, and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms!     https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" was written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano.   Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/.  Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA  Thanks for listening!  Don't forget our next bi-weekly Pod, and keep an eye out for our specials, series, request line, and news episodes!  And please subscribe and review!

The Geek In Review
Diane Rodriguez and Beth Adelman on AALL's Preparation for an In-Person Denver Conference

The Geek In Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 18:23


It has been almost three years since the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) held its last in-person conference in Washington, DC. Since that time, both the New Orleans (2020) and Cleveland (2021) Conferences were replace with an online event. Needless to say, many members are ready, albeit still with some concerns, to meet their colleagues in person once again. From July 16th through the 19th, nearly 900 members will gather in Denver, Colorado to enjoy the educational and social gathering of law librarians. Another 60+ vendor organizations will also be at the Denver Convention Center under the gaze of the iconic Blue Bear. We asked current AALL President, Diane Rodriguez, along with AALL Vice-President, Beth Adelman, to take time out of their busy preparation schedules to come in and talk with us about what members and vendors should expect from the conference. Those of us who attend AALL conferences understand that it is truly a technology conference where vendors go to show their enhancements to existing products or to launch new products to the tech savvy end-users of many of their products. Even Bob Ambrogi has put this as one of the top legal tech conferences in the legal industry. Rodriguez and Adelman have spent the last year preparing AALL for a post-pandemic presence in the legal industry and focused not only on returning to in-person events, but also creating a new Strategic Plan for the Association headed by Beth Adelman. In addition, the organization continued its fight for access to justice and legal information. Diane Rodriguez penned an article for the ABA Human Rights Magazine earlier this year titled "Putting the Spotlight on Civics Education: How Law Librarians Are Helping to Bridge the Access to Justice Gap." Of course conferences aren't all educational programming and vendor interactions. We all are working in some baseball, concerts, books stores, and art exhibits while we are there as well. For more information visit the AALL Conference Website. Contact Us Twitter: @gebauerm or @glambert Voicemail: 713-487-7270 Email: geekinreviewpodcast@gmail.com Music: Jerry David DeCicca Transcript available on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Ali on the Run Show
534. Courtney Wayment Smith, Professional Runner for On

Ali on the Run Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:56


"I'm excited to just put myself in it and be a part of it and give myself a chance. I think incredible things happen when you believe in yourself and stay in the here and now and give yourself the chance." On June 11, 2022, Brigham Young University graduate Courtney Wayment Smith made NCAA history. Competing at NCAA Championships, she ran the 3000m steeplechase in 9:16 — not only taking a commanding win, but breaking the collegiate national record (previously held by now-Olympian Courtney Frerichs) in the process. That time also put her at #5 on the all-time U.S. women's steeplechase list, behind Frerichs, Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley, and Jenny Simpson. To celebrate, Courtney signed with an agent (Ray Flynn) and signed her first professional contract with On! The icing on the cake: Courtney competed at USATF Outdoor Championships this past weekend, where she finished second in the 3000m steeplechase, earning her a spot on Team USA heading into next month's World Athletics Championships. Needless to say, it's been an exciting summer for Courtney, who lives in Provo, UT, and will continue training with her BYU coach Diljeet Taylor. SPONSOR: UCAN — Go to ucan.co/ali and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you'll get on this episode: On getting used to saying “I'm a professional runner” (3:10) How the pandemic impacted Courtney's college experience and her budding professional career (7:00) Why Courtney loves the steeplechase (9:00) On graduating from college, and celebrating accordingly (13:00) Recapping NCAAs, USAs, and the celebrations in between (14:20) What it felt like lining up at USATF Outdoor Championships, and all about the process of going pro (18:55) All about the 3000m steeplechase final at USAs (27:25) On navigating post-race interviews, mixed zones, media, and more (32:25) Courtney's special bond with Coach Diljeet Taylor (41:00) All about Courtney's signature hairstyle and those extra-long lashes (44:35) Where Courtney's at mentally as she prepares for World Athletics Championships (46:50) Follow Courtney: Instagram @courtsasport20 Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!

Rethinking Rest
48. Rethinking Rest Audiobook Beta Listener Excerpt

Rethinking Rest

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 21:16


Friends, lend me your ears. No really… I need your ears! Would you be willing to be an Audiobook Beta Listener?My Rethinking Rest book is scheduled for release on Jan 19, 2023, and I've decided to record the audiobook myself! Needless to say… I've never done this before. But I've started the process and I'm needing some feedback. That's where you can help!I've uploaded this excerpt from the first chapter of the Rethinking Rest audiobook. I'd love it if you would be willing to give it a listen.While listening: you can access the Electronic Endnotes for reference:“Electronic Endnotes” LinkAfter you listen: I'd appreciate just 5 more minutes of your time to fill out the feedback form at the bottom of this page:https://rethinkingrest.com/audio-beta/The whole process shouldn't take more than half an hour.I'm also testing out another innovation, Interactive Electronic Endnotes. Have you ever listened to an audiobook that you know has extensive footnotes… but they don't reference them in the audio version of the book? Yeah… that bugs me too. So here's what I've done. I've uploaded all the endnotes (those are just footnotes put all at the end of the book) to a webpage and as you'll hear, I reference them within the audio version. So when you hear me say, Endnote 16, for instance, you have the ability to pull up the endnote and read it… just like someone who bought the print version. Oh, and did I mention the Electronic Endnotes are interactive? I've gone through the first chapter and linked parts of the notes to further information that's available free of charge on the world wide web. I'm telling you… you can get lost in these endnotes. There's even some funny little easter eggs I've put in there for those that care to hunt around a little. There's a link in the show notes to the Electronic Endnotes as well.In the feedback form there's place to let me know if you'd like to be notified when I've got another excerpt to listen to.Lastly, If all that wasn't a good enough reason to become a Audio Beta Listener… for every verifiable “Beta Listener Feedback Form” I receive, I'll be donating $10 to StopSoldierSuicide.org. I'm taking part in their 25-mile Swim Challenge this month (June of  2022) as a part of my Homes and Help Initiative that I introduced in episode 45. So spread the word! Let's get as many Beta Listeners as possible! Your feedback is valuable to me… and it will also benefit many soldiers who need our support.

Black Girls Evolve
Wellness Check continued!

Black Girls Evolve

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 12:35


On this episode of Black Girls Evolve Podcast, I speak about the importance of checking on those who you consider to be your “strong friends” because they go through things just as much as you do! I also encourage you all to forgive those who hurt you or did you dirty because forgiveness is for you, not them and I'm taking my own advice when I tell you guys this! Needless to say, tap-in folks!

Too Many Podcasts!
Although "You Hate To See It", you get to hear it , from hosts Nick and Jeff!

Too Many Podcasts!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 44:43


I really should have known better here, Rebels. Interviewing guys on a unique podcast gave me a unique interview. Who knew I'd end up talking about sleep disorders?? But Jeff and Nick had interesting tales to tell about both their friendship and the podcast. Unfortunately, Adam, the third host, was unable to attend , due to a SpaceX launch. ( I don't know, it was written on a cocktail napkin.) But these guys with a Criminal Justice background like to put an interesting spin on the world of true crime, and that, they do. They usually have some adult beverages during their show, and use a bit of sweary language. Unlike me, where the rowdiest I get is crushing cans of Mr. Pib against my forehead and yelling "Dagnabbit" at the top of my lungs. Needless to say, I'm not welcome back to THAT library. Anyway, thanks for coming on the show, guys! You Hate To See It faves: Necronomipod, Dungeons & Daddies, Lions Led By Donkeys, Scared To Death , Is We Dumb? You Hate To See It info: linktr.ee/youh82cit ; Facebook- @h82cit; Twitter & Instagram- @youh82cit; YouTube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaBwbWXGKnYsSx8IasQwJMg Here are the shows that were sampled on "Sherpa Samples" : Magmel The Magnus Archives What Happened to Sandy Beal? WeCrashed: The Director's Cut The Thing About Pam The Dropout The Trojan Horse Affair American Hostage Next week, it's the Season 8 finale with News anchor/ Author Jennifer Vaughn, in "The Sherpa Screening Room" You can hear this podcast on the Helium Radio Network Fridays at 8:30 AM EDT, on Channel 1, Life Improvement Radio. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @Sherpalution, and check out my website, sherpalution.com , for older episodes, Sherpa Sheets, and Spotify playlists. You'll also find the link to "The Tee Sherpa Shop". Podcast merchandise!! Email me at jimthepodcastsherpa@gmail.com. #VivaLaSherpalution! Publicist Extraordinaire: Steven Joiner Music Credits/Voiceovers: Bruce Goldberg ( aka Mr. Bruce) Other Voices: The Sherpalu Studio Players If you'd like to support the show with a donation, (You know, like with money?) feel free to click here. No pressure. I'll just hold my breath the entire next episode if you don't. But seriously, the free option is to leave a nice review on my website or Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening! You can subscribe and listen to this show on vurbl.com , sherpalution.com . or any podcast app, like Goodpods, or website listed on sherpalution.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jim-the-podcast-sherpa/message

Show Up With Christine Chang
#273 Brittany Grey-Yadav: Taking Space To Find Yourself When You're In A Relationship

Show Up With Christine Chang

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 41:54


Brittany Grey-Yadav is a Wife, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, and Mindfulness Coach. Needless to say, she is a badass high-performing woman. In this episode we talk about her marriage - what she has learned since meeting her husband (they met on OkCupid!), and how they both have changed throughout ten years together. There was a point where Brittany took a year to travel the world solo in order to find and connect back to herself. How did they navigate the time apart? We also talk about: A VERY important trait to look for when you are datingHealing childhood traumaDoes your partner need to be into personal growth the same way you are?Intercultural marriage (she is from Detroit by way of Tennessee, while her husband is from India)! Brittany is founder of Influence Hers - a platform celebrating women of color influencing positive change around the world, and Visible - a BIPOC-led content marketing agency.Brittany Grey-Yadav's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanygreyyadav/

Making Good: Small Business Podcast
124: 4 Actions Your Small Business Can Take to Make Change

Making Good: Small Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 13:50


Needless to say, it has been a rough few days. As a high schooler in 2004 and 2005 working on Planned Parenthood's Teen Council, I never could have imagined that in 2022, Roe V. Wade would be overturned and pregnant people would lose the right to autonomy over their own bodies. It's been difficult, but I've been trying to give myself a lot of grace since the decision came down and to allow myself the space to process and grieve. It feels particularly challenging to focus on my business right now. But you know what? Small business owners have more power than you might think! For today's episode, I crowd-sourced ways small businesses are taking action and organized the responses I received into four main themes. I also shout out the business owners who shared their thoughts because I think they're all worth checking out. So take a breath, give yourself a break from business as usual if you need, and when you're ready consider following the lead of some of the amazing small businesses that weighed in for this episode. ____________________MAKING GOOD SHOWNOTES:https://makinggoodpodcast.com/124JOIN THE FB COMMUNITY:https://www.facebook.com/groups/goodbusinesspeopleCONNECT WITH ME ON INSTAGRAM:https://instagram.com/laurentildenGET 100 MARKETING PROMPTS (free!):https://makinggoodpodcast.com/100promptsStuck on what to say in our marketing? Download this free resource of 100 marketing prompts: https://makinggoodpodcast.com/100prompts.

Karson & Kennedy
Kennedy's Reaction to Karson's Prank!

Karson & Kennedy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:18


Kennedy is finally back from vacation which means Karson got her reaction to the desk prank that we pulled last week! Needless to say, she was less than thrilled!

Next Best Picture Podcast

For this week's main podcast review, I am joined by Josh Parham, Eve O'Dea, Dan Bayer & Will Mavity. Together, we're reviewing the latest film from director Bay Luhrmann, "Elvis," starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The film is your typical musical biopic but with the glamour, style, and bombastic filmmaking from Luhrmann with a breakout performance from Butler and a polarizing performance from Hanks. Needless to say, opinions are all over the place on this one. But where do we land? What did we think of the presentation, performances, costumes, makeup, editing, and story? Please find out by taking a listen to our review down below and enjoy! Thank you! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jT And be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture

Cries in Norwegian: A SKAM Podcast
Last Time in Hillerska: Young Royals w/Henrik, (pt2)

Cries in Norwegian: A SKAM Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 66:31


Wilhelm &  Simon &  Stella &  August &  Sara & Felice   We finish our YOUNG ROYALS deep dive with an episode-by-episode look. There're secret societies, scooters, tragedies, pills, penniless nobles, sex in Hollywood, and terrible, bad, no good parents. The brilliant Henrik from skamenglishsubs continues to blow our minds with his thoughtful analysis and cultural context. Season 2 was announced but no release date yet, perhaps late summer or fall. Needless to say, everyone on the show is mentally doing great!    Follow us on twitter at: @criesnorwegian  Or email us at: criesinnorwegian@gmail.com  Tumblr: criesinnorwegianpodcast.tumblr.com instagram: @criesinnorwegianpod

Needless to Say...
Tragically Hip

Needless to Say...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 128:15


Brad is down to one good leg. Craig makes a bold move to steal his friend's wife. Matt mentors a bright young worker. Dave wipes himself with a company-branded shirt. And Fetish Pee John sits in to make sense of it all. To newcomers, this doesn't add up. To regulars, it's another typical week of Needless to Say...

Brothers in Armchairs
Blade Runner (1982) 40th Anniversary

Brothers in Armchairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 94:35


Today's show is a discussion and review of Ridley Scott's neo-noir cyberpunk cult classic from way back when, BLADE RUNNER, which celebrates its 40th anniversary on June 25th.In this show, we do more than a movie review by delving into the lives of the cast and crew, fan theories, trivia, scene breakdowns, and anything related to the film itself.  Needless to say, our shows are a little longer than your average movie review show, but we can assure you that our shows are jam packed with entertaining and interesting discussions.  If that sounds like your sort of bag, hang out with Kenny and Del as they get into Blade Runner. Clips and articles mentioned:Philip K. Dick on Blade Runner - https://youtu.be/3d7XMnmPgUkFrom Workprint to Final Cut - https://youtu.be/JP6-NU7218MOn the Edge of Blade Runner - https://youtu.be/UyWHJ5o60L0Hauer Talks About Blade Runner - https://youtu.be/W85RHpe_obEAlien and Blade Runner Connected Universe Theory:  https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/are-alien-and-blade-runner-set-in-the-same-universe/ Thanks for listening and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms!https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano.   Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/.  Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA  If you enjoyed our show, subscribe and check out our new shows that drop every Friday.  Also, new this year, our non-routine Hot Topic show where we discuss what's hot in the movie world and our Anniversary Specials, which are 30 minute show that pay tribute to a movie celebrating a significant anniversary.

Solo Cleaning School
Best Of - Introducing the C3 Experience

Solo Cleaning School

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:03


 I shared this episode as a personal C3 business update and hopefully serve as a teaching lesson on how to incorporate core values into your company. I never imagined that this podcast would become a keystone piece in our C3 Team hiring process. Shortly after the original release of this episode, C3 added 6 new locations totalling $4,000 per month in new revenue just 2 months left before the Carfagno Family left for Florida. How would we find amazing people to fill the C3 Team spots? That was a question that Coach Josh and Ken talked about a lot. In the end, we decided to use this podcast episode to my advantage. Make it a required listen in the hiring process to even qualify for an interview. It worked so well. Here's what I've discovered. I put my mission, vision, and values out there to such a level in this episode that C3 prospects either wanted to be a part of the team or wanted nothing to do with us. There weren't any luke warm candidates. Thus, this podcast has served as a tool to filter the right people in and wrong ones out. What does that mean? This podcast shares our team culture and the right ones are attracted like a magnet. The wrong ones are repelled. Needless to say, this episode is the most  downloaded of 2021/2022 in the Philadelphia Area. My hope is that you'll get an idea from this episode on how you could incorporate a podcast, video, or even a blog on your website to serve the same purpose.If you're interested in our C3 Experience and want to check us out. Our website is www.C3xNow.com. We are professionals that clean professional spaces with ownership, excellence, and safety. 

Gangplank Report
Below Deck Sailing S3 Ep17 Super Fan Sandy Nelson Malone

Gangplank Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:58


This week's Super Fan Sandy Nelson Malone is a Jane of all trades. She was a wedding planner for 11 years, did a reality show on TLC called Wedding Island, and was a writer for Monsters and Critics and covered Below Deck at the very beginning of the series. Needless to say she has some input on the wedding we've all been watching for the past two episodes. She even has a little issue with something Jen and Roseann did on last week's recap. Listen and find out what. (Spoiler alert...she was right!)

Bedroom Beethovens
162: Free the Robots

Bedroom Beethovens

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 38:54


Another veteran of the Low End Theory days, this week Free the Robots comes on just a few days after the release of his newest album 'Kaduwa'. When the pandemic hit during a trip to his ancestral home in the Philippines, Free The Robots found himself stuck on the island. The artist took the time as a creative opportunity and produced this said album which is representative of the country and its nature which offered him refuge during the pandemic. Needless to say he has found peace, his true self, and successfully navigated the geography of his happiness and within the tales he tells, I incorporate all the elements of jazz, psych, electronic, and hip-hop that you know and love from him. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens

Not Crazy
Our Take on Gun Violence and Mental Illness (New BSP Episode)

Not Crazy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 36:31


A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is BACK with Michelle Hammer and Gabe Howard. Yes, Brand New Episodes like this one! Subscribe to the new BSP Feed on your favorite podcast player or visit our new home at thisemotionallife.org/bsp so you don't miss any epsiodes (and go binge listen the episodes you've already missed!) Whenever there is mass violence in the United States, politicians are quick to blame people living with mental illness. These same politicians are often also quick to the cut mental health budgets and create barriers to psychiatric care for people who are sick. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss guns, mental illness, and sex toys — among other important points. Needless to say, they aren't happy being blamed for the deaths of innocent people, including children. Listen now to hear their thoughts. Hey! Follow Society of Valued Minds on Instagram by clicking here or search for @societyofvaluedminds. This podcast is proudly sponsored by Betterhelp. Save 10% on your first month with the discount code “BSP22” or by clicking here. About the Hosts of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Gabe Howard is a professional speaker, writer, and activist living with bipolar and anxiety disorders. Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on mental illness. He's the author of Mental Illness is an Asshole and Other Observations and a popular podcast host. Learn more at gabehoward.com. Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. She is an NYC native featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, which was nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Founded and run by Michelle, Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health.

Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church
Commissioned: The Anchor Holds (Acts 27)

Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 44:22


Acts 27 details Paul's perilous journey to Rome. Needless to say, it doesn't go as planned. However, Paul's confidence in the Lord is not shaken but provides encouragement for others.

LenJones Party of 2
DJ M DOT - Becoming one of Miami's Top DJs, The Miami Heat, Jamie Foxx & Much More

LenJones Party of 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 82:20


#142: DJ M dot is a multimedia personality that has music in his blood and rhythm in his veins. M Dot's unique style has led him to become the resident DJ for several platinum recording artist tours including Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. On top of that, he is the official DJ of the Miami Heat and the host/DJ of FIU Football & FIU Basketball. Needless to say, this was an incredibly fun podcast! Miami's Top DJ & Radio Personality Social: @djmdot @ianlenhart

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.2 Fall and Rise of China: Ming Strike Back

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 58:25


Last time we spoke, the Yuan Dynasty lost their hold over China as a result of famines and a rebellion led by Zhu Yuanzhang that eventually toppled them. Now the Ming Dynasty stood as a marvel to the world achieving great wonders, but how long would it prosper? The Ming Dynasty's first Emperors began their reign hampered by paranoia, leading to bloodshed. Eventually it seemed all was going well for the new Dynasty, but then an external threat came to the door in the form of Japan. The Imjin War of 1592-1598 saw the Ming Dynasty quelling the Japanese challenge at their status as the supreme military power in East Asia, but it also weakened them, opened the door for the Jurchen Chieftain Nurhaci to establish a new state and wage war upon them. Now Nurhaci had won a great victory over 4 Ming armies, what would he do next and how would the Ming stop him? Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on world war two and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War.   This episode is the Ming strike back  After Nurhaci had shocked the Ming Court by defeating the 4 armies they sent to destroy him, they now realized they required bigger actions. The Ming Court appointed Xiong Tingbi as “Jinglue” the Military Affairs Commissioner of Liaodong. Xiong was a veteran, a very skilled commander, an intelligent negotiator and interestingly an ambidextrous archer. He was one of the very few Ming officials who had both civil and military skills. Xiong began his work by taking an account of his forces and the enemy. There was supposed to be roughly 180,000 Ming soldiers in the region, but Xiong's personal inspectors found only 90,000 and of which many were unfit for war. Xiong estimated Nurhaci to have around 100,000 men, so this prompted him to request 1.2 million taels of silver from the Ministry Revenue to pump up the Liaodong defense. This soon escalated into a back and forth situation, prompting Xiong to argue that the bureaucrats were not investing enough funds to actually put up a real defense of Liaodong. In the end the Ministers of War and Revenue coughed up around half what he asked for. This would be a recurring theme until the end of the Ming dynasty.    Xiong's strategy was to establish extremely stout defenses instead of sending large forces out in the field to face the Jin. He also sought to “sooth the hearts and minds of the people”, emphasizing a psychological aspect of the war. What was meant by this was that Xiong was displaying to the Emperor that they needed the people of Liao to know they were valued subjects, because too many were becoming unhappy and as a result defected to the Jin. Xiong also realized having failed to secure enough funds he needed to find his own and thus they would “use the people of Liao to defend Liao and by using the resources of Liao to support Liao”.   Xiong realized the only real avantage the Ming held over the Jin, was that of firepower. Thus Xiong wanted to formulate his defensive plans based around taking advantage of that. He quickly began using the funds to build up the moats and walls for the fortresses, build cannons and firearms and paid for the relocation of over 180,000 additional troops from other regions to defend a southern line between Fushun and Fort Zhenjiang. He also built up a system of beacons and watch towers which provided communication and coordination for the defensive efforts, cant help but visualize the beacons of Gondor haha.   Xiong's defensive strategy was to not meet the Jin in the open field and allow them to fall upon his fortifications. Thus he would not ride out to meet the invaders, but bide time and gradually recover lost territory through attrition. This would all start from Fushun and Qinghe, he also hoped to eventually gain some assistance from Mongols in the north and Koreans from the east thereby forcing the Jin into a multi front war. Xiong perceived Shenyang to have land too open and thus too difficult to defend so he argued against fortifying it much. This gave fuel to other rival officials to criticize him for this, stating he was simply abandoning it. Unsurprisingly given the Ming political climate, Xiong's plans were attacked by many officials. One of the largest critics was Yang Sichang who said it was too difficult to fund and transport many of the troops Xiong wanted and that this would lead to heavy tax hikes and burdens for the commoners. Then as more territory fell to the Jin, Yang criticized Xiong's strategy stating “who even dares to stand up to the enemy. If good rewards are bestowed, then certainly there will be bravery”. It seemed unlike many of his colleagues, Xiong understood the Ming could win a defensive war by not trying to meet the enemy on the field. In fact once he began his defensive campaign, the Jin attacks decreased somewhat.   Xiong would end up serving around a year with the full backing of Emperor Wanli who personally liked him, until he died on August 18th of 1620. At the end of his life, Emperor Wanli blamed the civil and military officials' inability to cooperate for the debacle in Liaodong. With the passing of Emperor Wanli, very little moments of military glory would befall the Ming's future.  Emperor Wanli was succeeded by Emperor Taichang who died barely a month into his term of possibly dysentery and was succeeded by Emperor Tianqi. As the transition process between the emperors was carrying on, many officials who had grievances against Xiong began to make their moves. They began to berate the high costs of his defenses, slandered his accomplishments and accused Xiong of losing territory and being a coward. An impeachment process began against Xiong and he did not want to face even worse scrutiny that could possibly lead to dire consequences so he quit his job. The position of Military Affairs Commissioner for Liaodong fell to Yang Sichang, one of the main officials slandering him; this also would become a recurring theme. A man named Yuan Yingtai was made Minister of War and Commissioner of Liao affairs. When Emperor Tianqi taking the throne and with Xiong out of the picture, suddenly the decision to reinforce Shenyang was made. As you might remember, Xiong thought it was not a good place to establish defenses. Yuan Yingtai was confident he could take more aggressive actions unlike his predecessor. He also sought to bolster the Ming strength with Mongol allies whom he personally trusted more than the inhabitants of Liaodong. You see, as a result Han defectors because of the Jin attacks, and just because of general history, the people of Liaodong were perceived by many to be somewhat untrustworthy. Thus he began promising several Mongol chieftains monetary rewards in exchange for their aid. Some of Yuan's colleagues feared what would happen with all the Mongols after they defeated the Jin stating “it was like opening the chicken coop to welcome the wolf and the tiger”. Despite all the worry Yuan persuaded the new Emperor to give 3 million taels to begin hiring Mongols, though much like in all aspects of the Ming dynasty at this point, the logistics of that money being dispursed properly by local officials was going to have issues.   Nurhaci's forces invaded the Liaodong region in the February of 1621 commencing with a siege against the fortress of Fengjibao due east of Shenyang. The forts defenses were commanded by General Li Bingchen and the cannons along its walls proved to be quite deadly, so Nurhaci took the easy route and simply surrounded the fortress at a safe distance waiting to starve them out. Eventually Li Bingchen alongside 200 soldiers came out and engaged the nearest Jin force managing to inflict some casualties, then they ran for their lives back to the fort as the Jin forces chased after them. During the chase, 1 Jin officer was killed by cannon fire, so Nurhaci pulled back the men to safety. The next day, Li Bingchen came out, but this time with 2000 men trying to engage the Jin. This time they were absolutely broken by the Jin and scattered in defeat, Li Bingchen himself was forced to flee away,  and so the fortress was taken. Now the path to Shenyang was wide open. It is somewhat ironic to note, the removal of the defensive Xiong Tingbi and the appointment of the more aggressive Yuan Yingtai was what really facilitated Nurhaci's attacks on Liaoyang and soon Shenyang. If you recall, Xiong did not want to defend Shenyang, deeming it indefensible. Yuan Yingtai did not share this view.   After taking Fengjibao, Nurhacis army continued its march towards Shenyang, but he wanted to hit the city before winter had broken. Nurhaci's scouts reported to him that Shenyang was quite heavily fortified with many cannons and firearms. Not wanting to needlessly sacrifice men, Nurhaci opted to establish a base camp on the banks of the Hun River and ordered his men to conduct raids and pillage the surrounding area to push the Shenyang defenders to sortie against them in the open field. There were 2 major commanders at Shenyang, He Shixian and You Shigong. Well Nurhaci's raiding proved to be successful, as He Shixian, suddenly came rushing out with 1000 soldiers to attack a smaller Jin raiding party and allegedly he was quite drunk as well.    They were quickly surrounded and forced to try and fight their way back to the west gate of Shenyang. Many of He Shixian's men desperately urged him to flee to Liaoyang and to this he apparently said “How can I as the General not remain to defend the City?”. You Shigong saw He Shixian's plight as he and his forces tried desperately to reach the west gate. Thus You Shigong tried to come out with his own force to save him, but He Shixian by that point had taken 4 arrows into his back and died. You Shigong's forces were then surrounded and completely annihilated. Nurhaci's men then scaled the walls of the city using siege ladders. As they were scaling the walls however a Ming relief column commanded by Chen Ce was spotted around the Hun River, so Nurhaci personally led some Banner men to attack them. Chen Ce's heavy armored Pike infantry tried to make a solid formation against the Jin cavalry, but were outflanked and pushed right into the Hun River, many drowning in their heavy armor. Another relief column showed up behind them and engaged a force of 200 Jin which were quickly pulled back. Nurhaci then rallied them alongside his son Daisan and killed possibly 3000 of the Ming forces as they chased them out of the area.   Shenyang's morale broke upon seeing their presumed rescuers all fail and soon the Jin captured the city. After hearing that Shenyang had fallen, a Ming army of 50,000 was set to besiege and recapture the city. Scouts brought news of this to Nurhaci who stated that they must keep the momentum going, so he grabbed his bannerman and rushed out to confront the Ming force on the open field before they could set up their entrenchments around Shenyang. The Ming army was taken by surprise and only able to position their guns and fire a few times before the Jin cavalry was upon them. Nurhaci's men made a pincer attack forcing the Ming to rout. Nurhaci would  further this up, by simultaneously attacking and defeating yet another relief force dispatched from Liaoyang. The battle was quite significant as it marked the first time that Nurhaci had captured a significant walled city. All the previous victories were smaller fortresses and market towns. Capturing Shenyang was a huge achievement not by its lonesome, it also meant the Jin had a springboard to capture Liaoyang and perhaps control the whole region now. Liaoyang at this point was considered the lynchpin of Ming defenses, it had been heavily fortified with heavy firearms on its walls and an abundant garrison. Nurhaci was also given word that Yuan Yingtai's headquarters were located at Liaoyang.   Thus Nurhaci's force immediately began to march upon Liaoyang and camped a couple miles outside the walled city. They began their siege of the city by cutting off its main water supply, sapping the eastern wall of the city and constructing siege weapons. Nurhaci also suspected relief armies would soon embark to assist Liaoyang, so he tasked 4 banners to intercept any that might try. Once the Ming defenders saw the siege weapons being constructed, this prompted them to send out a force of 30,000 troops who quickly set up their own lines and fired guns and catapults upon the invaders. The Ming defector and now commander, Li Yongfang utilized his own cannons upon the Ming force drawing their attention while a smaller Jin force snuck around them. That Jin force then made a desperate attack upon the bridge leading into the walled city under heavy Ming cannonfire. They were able to take the Wujing Gate and cut down the bridge severing the 30,000 strong Ming force outside. The Ming desperately tried to flee back into the city realizing they had been cut off, but now the invaders were charging on their heels pushing them into the cities moat, the very moat that was supposed to protect them! It is said quote “the defenders corpses eventually piled up so much within the moat that the water turned crimson red”. The Jin forces then began to employ floating bridges across the moat. A relief corps from Shandong arrived to the scene, but the 4 Banner's dispatched just for the possibility were able to turn them back. Meanwhile the wall defenders rained fire arrows and pots full of fiery substances, but it would be to no avail as 2 walls soon crumbled. As the walls fell, the defenders began to panic and tried to flee only to come face to face with more Jin attackers and be pushed back to die within the moats. From the first day of the siege, Yuan Yingtai personally led the troops. To his despair, a Jin cannon had managed to hit the Ming Powder stores, which took out a vast amount of their supply. To add insult to injury, the Mongol allies they had within the city were plundering it instead of aiding in the defense. Yuan Yingtai was standing in a tower watching the destruction fall before him. Once he say the banner troops breach the walls he lit his watch tower on fire committing suicide. It is alleged before he did this, he welcomed the invaders waving some burned incense shouting “wansui” Long Life before he lit himself on fire.    The Jin followed up the taking of Liaoyang by occupying all the defenses east of the Liao River, over 70 fortified towns and garrisons. It is estimated 70,000 Ming soldiers perished and the Ming relief forces from the south had only taken perhaps 2 to 3 thousand Jin forces down trying to save the region. A lot of the fortified cities would do well initially in battles, but they all seemed to run out of ammunition or gunpowder and eventually would fall as a result. Adding to this, with every city taken by the Jin, more and more of the Ming's Mongol allies defected to the Jin cause.   The situation prompted Nurhaci to send a letter to the King of the Joseon Dynasty pressing him to renounce his allegiance to the Ming and to turn over all the Ming refugees who fled into Korea. Nurhaci began to restore many Ming officials to their former ranks and titles, but now under service to the Jin state. As was becoming more standard practice, Nurhaci also gave orders to his forces to leave the Ming commoners unmolested. And yet again, Nurhaci moved his capital now to Liaoyang and held a victory feast 3 months later in the new capital.    It was at this point Nurhaci began to do more state building and put on hold the further invasion of Ming territory. He wanted to draw more subjects over to his side from the Ming and he did this by initiating new laws, taxes and practices designed to protect all peoples, specifically Han chinese. Meanwhile the Ming Court were scratching their heads trying to figure out why Shenyang and Liaoyang fell. A lot of reasons were given such as: Yuan Yingtai lacking practical military experience, the Ming officials were all uncoordinated,  the Ming soldiers abandoned the fortresses too fast sometimes before there was even a breach in any wall and perhaps there was just a general lack of discipline in the military ranks. Thus the Ming Court made motions to improve the military training and searched for more capable commanders. Xue Guoyong was appointed Vice Minister of War and the Jinglue of Liaodong. Wang Huazhen was appointed Xunfu, the vice censor in chief of the right and touring pacification commissioner of Guangning, wow what a long title. Oh and its not just a long title, there was a real issue beginning to brew with the Ming Court appointing too many responsibilities onto single officials. Indeed the Ming bureaucracy was ripe with incompetence as it was with corruption. Often Ming officials would compete for resources or formulate countervailing strategies in the field. In the absence of a strong overseer, gridlocks formed often. While the Tianqi Emperor secluded himself and did not put his foot down enough on the Ming officials, Nurhaci was always in the field holding direct command of his forces. This would prove to be a distinct advantage leading to the Ming downfall. This would also end up the case with Xue Guoyong, who began his job…by really not advocating any particular policy. Though on the plus side, this led to a more defensive strategy.   Now Wang Huazhen however favored an aggressive policy using both land and sea operations against the Jin. The Ming Court then tried to figure out the best place to hold the line, most thought the best would be the west bank of the Liao River. Thus the city of Guangning was going to be heavily fortified and Xiong Tingbi was recalled to service. Xiong immediately recommensed with his original defense strategy using Guangning as the focal point. He fortified positions along the Sancha River and made sure Denglai and Tianjin would be able to launch both land and naval relief operations. Xiong asked for 300,000 men to execute the new defensive plan but would only receive around 260,000. To make matters worse, Wang Huazhen began dispersing these forces to garrison multiple sites rather than concentrate the bulk at Guanging as Xiong planned. As I said countervailing strategies in the field.   To add to the chaos that was the Ming Court there was a rather famous upcoming star named Mao Wenlong. Mao had established a base of operations on the island of Pidao near the mouth of the Yalu River and he made a series of raids into Jin territory, sometimes aided by Korean units. This would push the Jin to make expeditions within Korea to try and capture Mao and also had the double effect of influencing the Ming Court. As I have mentioned, the overall strategy was now defensive, but these daring raids by Mao were pushing those in the Court to adopt more and more aggressive policies. Mao became something of a lynchpin for the aggressive camp in the ourt, despite the fact Mao was only leading around 200 men with 4 boats. Mao did manage to strike at the fortress of Zhenjiang showcasing how much of a pest he could be to the Jin. Meanwhile Xiong and Wang argued against each other over their defense vs offense strategies and now Wang had fuel for his side of the argument, that of Mao. Thus the Court eventually gave way to Wang who unleashed Mao upon the Jin. The Ming Court agreed to allow upto 50,000 men to be sent by sea to Liaodong to capture Zhenjiang and once it was secured their Korean allies might augment it as well. Xiong argued it was too early for such ventures but that was not headed as Wang rebutted by stating he had over 400,000 Mongol allies ready to act. Thus Mao disembarked under the cover of darkness to attack Zhenjiang. Mao had secured some 5th columnists inside who opened the gates for his Ming forces and the Jin garrison was forced to flee. Mao held the fortress with his men and even repulsed a Jin counter attack of some thousand troops. Then attack after attack after attack came, and Mao feared being surrounded and was forced to cast off back to Pidao island. As soon as Mao left, Nurhaci ordered his forces to raze Zhenjiang to the ground, not ever wanting to deal with the pesky situation again.     Now while this was a major victory for Mao it also held dire consequences. First it had dislocated a lot of people from Korea and Liaodong and they would most likely defect to the Jin. Second it began the rise of semi-independent military figures in the Bohai gulf region. Third, it shook the confidence of the Jin and pushed them to continue the invasion sooner. Mao's achievements also did little to anything in regards to retaking territory. The Ming Court however were now more than ever bolstered towards Wang's aggressive strategy and were now poised to launch an operation into Liaodong. Mao was appointed “zongbing guan” Commander of Dongjiang and ordered to coordinate an attack on the Jin rear alongside the Korean allies, so the Ming forces from the west would not have all attention put on them. Mao immediately demanded 50,000 troops and to make a deadly pincer attack. It also seems everything had really gone to Mao's head as he began referring to himself as an independent “hai wang” (sea king) in the Bohai region. Mao began to boast that with only 40,000 men he could recapture all of Liaodong and those threats did not go unnoticed by Nurhaci. Nurhaci would begin a long process of courting Mao try to strike a deal with him secretly.   Now while the Jin invasions were definitely a primary threat to the Ming Dynasty, problems from within the empire would also contribute to its downfall. One major one would be known as the She-An Rebellion of 1621.    To finance the war efforts in Liaodong, provinces like Guizhou and Sichuan were required to send troops, war supplies, grain and a hell of a lot of money. This led to a lot of discontent and some disastrous situations. A aboriginal chieftain named She Chongming had agreed to send grain and 20,000 troops to Liaodong for the war effort. Well She showed up to the provincial capital, Chongqing with the grain and the 20,000 troops including all their families, making the total number over 80,000. The local governor informed them that the Ming only required the warriors and ordered the families to return home while simultaneously refusing to provide them food rations for the trip back. And so She killed the governor, many other officials and assaulted Chongqing. Well apparently this was all part of the plan and She quickly proclaimed the formation of the Kingdom of Shu, that being in reference to the ancient people of Sichuan.    Soon 100,000 locals defected to the cause of conquering Sichuan. The rebellion spread like wildfire from Sichuan, Guizhou, Zunyi and eventually petered out at Chengdu which was unsuccessfully besieged for over 102 days. In the meantime the Ming forces were able to reclaim Chongqing after a month of fighting. Then following in She's footsteps, another aboriginal chieftain named An Bangyan tried to get out of paying some taxes by asking to send troops instead to Liaodong. The Ming official rejected the request and An joined the rebellion stating it was “in order to reclaim his ancestors glory”. She and An combined their forces and marched on the city of Guiyang in Guizhou with an army estimated to be up to 300,000 strong. Guiyang city only had 5000 soldiers, but the indigenous army was unable to penetrate the city's wall defenses, it turns out they went about their attack only one gate at a time. The siege lasted 296 days and barely 200 of the city's defenders survived. Many of the cities inhabitants were forced to resort to cannibalism, some even went atop the city gates to show the attackers the acts of cannibalism to show their resolve.  In 1623 a Ming relief force was sent to quell the rebellion and were ambushed resulting in the death of a possible 40,000 troops. The commander on scene then pleaded for an additional 200,000 troops and 3 million taels worth of war supplies to stop the rebellion. The government periodically would send forces to fight the rebels over the course of many years, but the rebellion persisted. Then in 1629 both She and An would be killed on the battlefield and the Ming finally managed to quell the rebellion. In all the rebellion required possibly a million Ming troops and cost up to 35 million taels of silver, over 12,000 per day. The fact the rebellion lasted so long showcases the enormous dissatisfaction the common people felt about the Ming rule in the South West. Now it goes without saying this was an enormous cost on both human life and for the finances of the ailing dynasty, but lets not forget all the people and money spent in the south west of China was also not being spent in the North East against the Jin raiders.   Taking our focus back to the northeast, Ming forces at the fortress in Xiping had managed to repulse a Jin assault. The commander of Fortress Xiping was Luo Yiquan, who prefered sticking inside the fortress rather than open field combat. Luo's forces defended the city fiercely, his cannons inflicted heavy  casualties upon the Jin forces, so much so that when Li Yongfang asked him to surrender, Luo simply cursed him out as a traitor. It is said quote “that so many of Jin's corpses piled up that it reached the top of the walls and that Luo himself could not wield his bow at one point as a result of so much blood streaming into his eyes”. Yet like so many other Ming fortresses, there was a finite amount of gunpowder and ammunition. When Luo ran out he apparently turned in the direction of Beijing, bowed and said “Your minister has exhausted himself” before slitting his throat. Luo's remaining garrison of 3000 were slaughtered when Nurhaci's men took the fortress. Xiong was furious at Wang's inability to hold Xiping, stating “where has all your big talk of peacetime gone?”. Well it turns out Wang had indeed sent a relief force of 30,000 men, but they arrived late and were ambushed by the Jin perhaps losing a third in battle.    Now when the reports began to pour in that Luo's forces were giving the Jin hell at fortress Xiping, this seemed to have emboldened Wang Huazhen who appointed Sun Degong to follow up the successful repulse and take the fight to the Jin on the field. Sun Degong began this mission by cutting a deal with Nurhaci promising to help turn over Guangning. When Xiping fell, Sun ran to Guangning and began telling everyone impending doom was on the way. This prompted Wang's Mongol allies to begin plundering everywhere. Thus the city was emptied and Sun was able to turn it over neatly to Nurhaci. Wang had originally been at Guangning, but quickly fled to the outskirts of Dalinghe where he ran into none other than Xiong Tingbi who berated him “You said you could completely pacify Liao with 60,000 troops so what happened?”. Wang now agreed that Xiong's defensive strategy was the best option and both men told their forces to begin a scorched earth policy as they retreated in shame towards Shanhaiguan.    As for Sun Degong he earned a place in Nurhaci's army as a mobile corps commander attached to the White Banner. Sun helped Nurhaci's sons Daisan and Hung Taiji furthermore to take Yizhou, killing a garrison of 3000 there. With the loss of Guangning the Ming had lost a central staging point to recover territory in Liaodong. Both Xiong and Wang were impeached and each executed, Xiong in 1625, Wang in 1632. Xiong seems to be quite the victim in all of this and many felt he should not have been executed. But Xiong had made quite a few enemies over the years and lacked enough powerful friends to save him. His loss would be one of many terrible losses for the ailing dynasty. With the loss of Guangning, many in the court were now convinced of the necessity to create a second front to distract Nurhaci. Thus the sea king, Mao Wenlong was appointed commander in charge of pacifying Liao and instructed to cooperate with the new jinglue, Sun Chengzong. Sun Chengzong enjoyed a good relationship with the emperor and managed to convince him to appoint several men, 2 important ones being Sun Yuanhua and Yuan Chonghuan. Sun began his job by fortifying the Ming defense perimeter. Similar to Xiong, Sun favored a defensive approach. Sun made an effort to caution the Ming court not to overemphasize minor defeats or victories, but rather to always keep up a stout defense and win this war by outlasting. To Sun, the major issue at hand was that many in the court who held most of the power had no knowledge of military matters. Sun gave Yuan Chonghuan the job of Inspector of the Army at Shanhaiguan, so that he could train and establish defensive preparations.    Sun dispatched many Ming officials to inspect the state of defenses. Their findings indicated that Ningyuan, located due southwest of Guangning was the best place for an advance base and that the walls could be extended as far out as Shanhaiguan. Sun also recognized that since the beginning of the conflict, the Ming were at an extreme disadvantage in the open field, something new needed to be done. Ming rulers had long understood the importance of firearms for war, they had proved crucial in the 3 great campaigns of the Wanli Emperor in the 1590's afterall. Thus Sun called for 130,000 additional troops to face the Jin and directed the Ministry of Works to construct 300 “caitiff exterminating cannons”, 1000 100character cannons and 7000 niao chongs, sometimes denoted as arquebuses. The Jin had defeated the Ming countless times because of the superior mobility of their large amount of cavalry, allowing them to lure the Ming into killing fields and terrain that best suited them. Now the Ming were turning to outside sources to aid their war effort.    The Portuguese colony on Macau was consulted to aid in the training of gunnery and soon experts were made such as Sun Yuanhua who would claim to have trained 8000 men in firearms in under 3 months time. As one Jesuit stated at the time “These guns were highly esteemed and carried to the frontiers against the Tartars; who were not knowing of this new invention, and coming on many together in a close body received such a slaughter from an iron piece that they were not only put to flight at that time, but went on ever after with more caution”. Sun called for the adopting of western methods for the casting and deployment of cannonry and urged the building of cannon platforms and other wall defense structures to complement them. Sun Yuanhua was appointed the rank of jishi and would train countless in gunnery. Now at this time in history some of these western made cannons are theorized to have a range of around 2-3 miles. A 7000 lb gun which could fire a 32 lb shot would have an effective range of about 2000 feet but could max out at 7000. It is estimated that the Ministry of Works manufactured around 25,000 cannons of various sorts, 6500 muskets, 8000 or so smaller guns and around 4000 Culverines from 1618-1622. Alongside the swords, spears, arrows and such this all is estimated to have cost the Ming Dynasty 21 million taels. That's a staggering amount, greatly showing the extent of the Ming Dynasties resources when push came to shove. The Ming would also receive 26 additional cannons from the Portuguese between 1623-1625 of which 11 were placed in Shanhaiguan.    The sea king, Mao Wenlong continued to press for funds and the assistance of Korea as he waged war on the Jin. Mao made another daring night attack, his time on Jinzhou where he managed to steal 1014 cannons and guns, a ton of gunpowder and other war supplies for the use of his ships. To the Ming, taking such supplies from the Jin was a great war effort, so they kept supporting Mao. Over the next few years, Mao would lead small units against isolated Jin fortresses, raiding from the coast. The entire time he made these ventures, he would continuously complain about needing further funds, but the Koreans, some of whom were assisting him warned the court that he was exaggerating a lot of his victories. The Koreans even warned the Ming court that Mao might be holding secret talks with Nurhaci.   Sun did not favor a withdrawal of Ming forces all the way to Shanhaiguan,which many commanders were advocating for, instead he argued that they use Ningyuan as a staging point of defense and for the future springboard to take territory back. He also wanted to stress the problems he saw looming in the Ming Court, so he made this statement to them “The frontier situation is dire. Troops have been amassed, but not trained and military supplies have not arrived. You need generals to lead the troops but civil officials to coordinate training. Generals must oversee ranks, but a civil offi cial must determine their use. You must use military offi cials to defend the frontiers but every day they should consult with civil officials in their tent. So the frontier should be entrusted to a xunfu and a jinglue and the decision to attack or defend should emanate from the court.”.   Sun further argued that raising troops was not enough and that they would need more adequate funds much to the lamentations of the court who cried there was no money to spend due to the She-An rebellion. The Emperor eventually handed over 30,000 taels, which was not very much. Now the new strategy was to hold Ningyuan and the islands of Bohai to force the Jin to divide their strength. They would use Mao Wenlong as a vanguard who could perform land or sea operations. Alongside this many in the court were also in favor of hiring more Mongols, because in their words Mongols might be “more cost effective than paying, feeding, training, and supplying soldiers recruited from the interior”. Well to this Sun unveiled his trump card, a bold new plan, in his words to quote “use the people of Liao to defend Liao and the soil of Liao to support the troops of Liao”. His plan was to establish military farms in the rich soil of Liao which could be garrisoned by 100,000 local Liao people. They would become regular full time soldiers who could defend major fortresses in Liao. The idea was quite good on paper, by doing everything local, the defenders of Liao were less likely to plunder their own neighbors and would be more likely to fight off invaders for what they now had. Sun's plan was given the greenlight and in 1622 he began implementing training programs in the use of firearms with the aid of Yuan Chonghuan. Liao locals were enlisted for building projects and military jobs. Brigades were organized and the land cultivation expanded all across liao. Sun recommended they build 5 new walled cities and 13 forts for protecting the people of Liao. All of this work in turn helped revive the great Ming project called tuntian, which was a agricultural farm system designed to feed all the troops in the empire, but it had been waning over the centuries. By 1623 Sun was given additional honorific titles and 100,000 taels as reward for his efforts to restore discipline and order within the region of Liao. After 4 years in office, Sun had recaptured 9 major cities, 45 fortresses, trained 110,000 new troops and a massive amount of arms production.Yet despite his great success, Sun was also acquiring jealous enemies within the Ming court such as the eunuch Wei Zhongxian. Wei Zhongxian had been incriminated by some officials that were friends to Sun and he held a grievance towards them all. Alongside this the Jin had begun raids south of the Great Wall and recaptured the city of Lushun in 1625. Sun's successes made his rivals quite jealous and his enemies did not stop at just attacking him, they went after his proteges also. Eventually Wei Zhongxian and his allies managed to pressure Sun to retire and he was replaced by Gao Di in late 1625.    In the meantime, there had been problems in Korea and the Sea King Mao was arguing they needed to do more to support their Korean allies stating “although weak, Korea is still on our border and can be useful in helping us resist the Jin. Therefore we cannot simply abandon Korea. Every person who returns to being a Ming subject is one less potential Jin soldier”. The idea of Korea falling into the orbit of the Jin frightened the court and Wei Zhongxian argued they should support Mao. At the same time, former predecessor and successor to Sun, Yuan Chonghuan was growing increasingly frustrated by Mao's antics.    After the blunders at the battle of Sarhu and Guangning, Yuan Chonghuan was tasked with the defense of Shanhaiguan in 1622. Before he went to the frontlines he actually visited the imprisoned Xiong Tingbi before his execution. Xiong asked Yuan what his strategy would be, to which Yuan stated “first defend, then fight”. Xiong was pleased at the similar mindset and advised him for the rest of the day. By 1624 Yuan was helping build the new defensive lines around Songshan, Xingshan, Dalinghe and Jinzhou. Then some of the Ming Court began to argue that the Ming forces should be pulled further back to which Yuan protested “In the art of war you advance, not retreat. Three cities have already been recovered; we can't lightly cast them away! If these places are disturbed, everything will fall apart and we won't be able to hold the passes. Now if we select a capable general to guard them, certainly we won't need to deliberate further”. When Sun was replaced, Gao Di did not agree with Yuan on the issue and made orders to abandon the cities. Despite the orders however, Yuan refused to withdraw stating “I have been entrusted with the defense of the Ningyuan region. Should I need to, I'll die for it, but I certainly won't abandon it!”. Thus Yuan began to prepare Ningyuan for an onslaught all by his lonesome.   Nurhaci noticed the Ming pulling back forces and saw that Ningyuan was becoming isolated, so what better place to attack? Now throughout the conflict, though Nurhaci's forces were winning victory after victory, Ming cannons proved to inflict quite a toll upon them. Nurhaci wanted to create a new strategy to help against the cannons. So his forces would now stretch animal hides over military carts and send them first in to draw fire, then follow this up with infantry and cavalry strikes to goad out defenders from the forts. In early 1626 Nurhaci's forces arrived at Ningyuan where he tried to convince them to surrender. He sent the message to Yuan Chonghuan stating he would overrun his city with a force of over 200,000. Yuan replied that he knew the great Khan only had 130,000 troops and that he and his fellow commanders were prepared to die to the last man defending Ningyuan. He also left the ancient maxim quote “Those who seek life will die, but those who welcome death will live”.    As we mentioned, Ningyuan's walls had quite a few western made cannons and Yuan had ordered the torching of all the nearby buildings around the city to not offer anything to the invaders. Well trained Fujianese gunners were put on cannon detail and the word was sent out to Shanhaiguan calling for reinforcements. Yuan had a total garrison of 20,000 men with sub commanders assigned specific roles. Man Gui was in charge of wall defenses, Zu Dashou the south gate, Zhu Mei the north gate and Zuo fufen the west gate. The night before the battle Yuan conducted a blood pact, the defenders would defend the city to the death, any who fled would be executed. The Jin setup came northwest of the city, testing the range of the Ming cannons. Nurhaci's scouts reported the southwest corner of the city to be the weakest point. Nurhaci personally led the charge and brandished his sword in the air. Yuan ordered his men to hold fire until the enemy was within a close range. Nurhaci's reinforced military carts rolled forward, but his forces reverted to their original way of fighting and pushed forward of the carts. It seems the Jin hoped to use the same tactics they usually did, run past the cannon fire while goading the defenders out. The Ming did not come out however, they pelted the cavalry with cannonfire and incendiary bombs and poison bombs were lobed over the walls. The Jin forces then tried to attack another corner of the city, but were hit with a ton of burning oil and more incendiary bombs which destroyed a lot of their seige equipment. One strategist on the wall had even come up with the idea of tossing bed sheets covered in gunpowder and oil over the attackers and hitting it with fire arrows. This eventually caused a sea of fire to erupt around the walled city engulfing the Jin's frontal infantry. By the evening the battle was still raging on and parts of the walls were on fire. Around 10pm Nurhaci ordered the men to pull back, finally sending an angry message to his commander Li Yongfang “You said this city would be easy to take. How can it be this difficult to attack?”. The next day the Jin launched similar attacks and got similar results, something obviously needed to change. There was a nearby island called Juehua which held the major granary for Ningyuan. The defenses on the island were a bit more relaxed because the Ming assumed the invaders had no boats, unfortunately the water had frozen enough for men to cross. Nurhaci dispatched a force who crossed the river and massacred thousands while destroying the granary. Estimates place the dead defenders of Juehua to be up to 16,000.   Then Nurhaci yet again brandished his sword and personally led an attack upon the walls, and then disaster struck. One of the Portuguese-made cannons struck near Nurhaci giving him over 30 wounds. Nurhaci was soon taken out of the combat zone and Yuan sent a letter asking the well-being of the Khan, something traditionally done by Ming commanders. Nurhaci reportedly replied back with insults calling Yuan a treacherous man. Now there are a few different stories, but one states Nurhaci died 2 days later of the wounds on September 30th, some others state it to be later on. Regardless at the age of 67 he died, wow, think about that guy at 67 waving a sword around on a horse in battle? This was the first major defeat for Nurhaci, though later Qing records would state he only lost something like 500 men. The Ming reports stated that it was in the figure of a few thousand and Yuan sent 269 heads back to Beijing. The Ming court was overwhelmed with joy by this moment, the Emperor himself exclaimed “that 10 years of defeat had been erased in a single day”. In the meantime, the sea king Mao was still receiving a lot of press coverage for his raids in the Bohai coast and this seems to have frustrated Yuan or atleast made him jealous of the spotlight not only being on him. Yuan began advocating for a mixed strategy of offense and defense, to gradually retake territory from Ningyuan to Lushun. Yuan urged the Ming Court that his way of war would work best and that Mao's wreckless adventures were only provoking the Jin to strike elsewhere where they could do more damage. Needless to say, the tiger that was Nurhaci was dead, so now what would the Jin do?   I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me.  Xiong Tingbi created a defensive strategy to defeat the Jin menace and despite his impeachment and execution, his legacy carried on with certain Ming commanders. The rise of the sea king Mao Wenlong seems to have the court gushing like fan girls over the countless victories he has won, but reports from others are suggesting he might be exaggerating his victories, or perhaps making them up? Sun Chengzong proved to be a very gifted commander initiating new military strategies that bore fruit despite being forced into retirement by his court enemies. Then at the last hour when all hope was lost and all on his lonesome, Yuan Chonghuan the cannon expert managed to turn the tides at Ningyuan by dealing a death blow to Nurhaci's army and Nurhaci himself. The Jin are leaderless, who will take the throne and what comes next?

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast
Idiotville #207: Point of Order!

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 76:16


THE JUMP:Dill and Brent are back at CAM studio this week with a guest!Erie City Councilman Chuck Nelson joins us for a great discussion:Chuck is a pastor, a politician, and a doctoral candidate. Needless to say, he keeps himself busy. Chuck was in the news this week for various reasons, including his disagreement with the FOP and the President of the City Council, Liz AllenIs there correlation between increased police and the crime rate? We discuss how that affects the budget for the city. THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT:We sample Tartburst Mango Blueberry from Strange Roots Experimental Ales – it's a sour and we really liked it! Listen in to hear our thoughts! Of course, we play our favorite game, “Where's the Conquistador?” You can find the video version of this segment on Facebook and our YouTube page. AFTER THE BREAK:Point of Order! We recap the city council meeting from Wednesday June 15th – this was a firecracker of a meeting!We wrap up the show with a Lightning Round!There's a lot of great stuff this week, give us a download and check it out!============Do you feel like you aren't getting enough Idiotville? Check out our Patreon for BONUS CONTENT at Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast(c) 2022 Idiotville Productions. This content may not be used without written permission of Idiotville Productions. ============www.idiotvillepodcast.buzzsprout.com www.patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast - It's back!www.teepublic.com/idiotvilleproductions============Our theme song is composed and performed by Warehouse 11: Guitars by Brian Blake, drums by Dave Blake, bass by Chris Owochttps://www.facebook.com/Warehouse11Band/ http://www.warehouseelevenband.yolasite.com/============www.idiotvillepodcast.comYouTube: Idiotville: Erie's Favorite Podcast - YouTubewww.facebook.com/idiotvillepodcastinstagram: idiotvillepodcastTwitter: @IdiotvillePods, @Idiotville_Dill, @BrentNLiberty, @AnnaHarvigson1, @RyanLouisTST, @TedBrogan2, @TheRealJakeNew1idiotvillepodcast@gmail.comJoin our Facebook group!Support the show

Basically Gen Z
Thought Bubbles #2| Stepping Away

Basically Gen Z

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 15:31


Hello, welcome back to Thought Bubbles! This week Katie will be embarking on a journey to know less about the world. Not in the “I am aiming for complete blissful ignorance” way, but in the “I am going to cut out irrelevant media and focus on living my life and being the best person I can be in real time and real space without thinking about world politics or what the popular girl from high school is eating for lunch” type. You know? The first app to be axed in this experiment is Tiktok. For a while, I justified spending 2-3 hours on the app every day because I told myself I was using it, unironically, for educational content. I was watching content from “stocktock”, “fintok” and “techtok”, but I was watching mindless content as well. Needless to say, I am ready to stop being delusional and reclaim my time. Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter fall in the category of “I go here when bored of Tiktok”. I reckon that IG will be the most difficult to stay off of here since I like to take my fashion inspo from IG sometimes. That being said, I'm sure a week will do no harm to my fashion sense. Also hot take: Snapchat is outdated. Another hot take: Twitter is outdated and Elon Musk owning it doesn't change a thing. Robinhood is a funny situation because I do have real money invested in it. That being said, I am a dollar cost average, buy and hold investor, so watching the graphs tick up and down is probably doing more harm to my mental health than good. See ya after the recession, Robinhood. Signing off on this very long caption! I plan to come back everyday to update my thoughts. Catch you later, Kaytie --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/basically-gen-z/support

Brothers in Armchairs
Batman Returns (1992) 30th Anniversary

Brothers in Armchairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 79:21


Today's show features one of our favorite films of all time, the 1992 Tim Burton classic BATMAN RETURNS, which celebrates its 30th anniversary on June 16, 2022.When Batman's 1989 theatrical run ended, it left theaters with a haul of $251M domestically, $411M worldwide, and was the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time.  Naturally, Warner Bros wanted to get to work on a sequel as quickly as possible.  However, Batman was the largest studio production Tim Burton had ever done at the time, and he was burned out.  Instead of running right into production on a second Batman movie, Burton opted to make a smaller and more personal film for 20th Century Fox called Edward Scissorhands.  Following the end of production for Scissorhands, Warner was already in production on the next Batman and wanted to ramp up the villainy by having two villains for the sequel.  Turning to screenwriter Sam Hamm who offered a story that focused on the villains Catwoman and The Penguin.  Warner Bros then offered Burton the option of either directing another Batman or a Beetlejuice sequel.  Ultimately, Burton decided on Batman because he was a fan of “animal people,” and the sequel provided an opportunity to do the kind of Batman story he loved as a kid. The rest is movie-making history.    In this show, we do more than a movie review by delving into the lives of the cast and crew, fan theories, trivia, scene breakdowns, and anything related to the film itself.  Needless to say, our shows are a little longer than your average movie review show, but we can assure you that our shows are jam packed with entertaining and interesting discussions.  If that sounds like your sort of bag, hang out with Kenny and Del as they get into Batman Returns.  Penguin Parents Theory:  https://screenrant.com/batman-returns-penguin-murder-parents-paul-reubens-diane-salinger/The Batman Theory:  https://www.cbr.com/batman-theory-joel-schumacher-films-movies-within-movies/Sean Young costume stunt: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/catwoman-sean-young-costume-stunt-203437872.htmlMichelle Pfeiffer whipped the heads off those four mannequins applause from the Batman Returns crew!  https://youtu.be/FaWwG41_A9kThanks for listening and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms!https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano.   Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/.  Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA  If you enjoyed our show, subscribe and check out our new shows that drop every Friday.  Also, new this year, our non-routine Hot Topic show where we discuss what's hot in the movie world and our Anniversary Specials, which are 30 minute show that pay tribute to a movie celebrating a significant anniversary.

Just B with Bethenny Frankel
Stranger Things Have Not Happened

Just B with Bethenny Frankel

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 14:01


You never forget your first crush… and Bethenny's daughter Bryn is crushing hard on the entire cast of Stranger Things. Needless to say, Bethenny is deep in the upside-down and has thoughts (and spoilers!) on the latest season. And, Bethenny reveals her celebrity crush from childhood (you'll be obsessed with the idea of this power couple!).  Plus, are cardigans for grandmas? Or could Cardi(gan) B(ethenny) bring sexy back to cashmere? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Community Solutions Podcast
Episode 253- By Hook, But Mostly By Crook

Community Solutions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 82:56


Hennepin County and the Met Council are in agreement that the Blue Line Extension light rail will go right up the gut of County Rd 81, but who else is in agreement? This story goes back decades to the Bottineau Boulevard Partnership, where all the cities on the line, Hennepin County, Target Corp, Olympus, North Memorial Hospital, and others all had a special club to get this project approved and built. One huge catch... the residents don't want it. It doesn't matter how much the people protest it, government knows better. They will push this through by hook or by crook (probably by crook). This has been a debacle since the beginning. The county spent millions of dollars to do impact studies, plan the project, and begin selling it to the public. They never talked to the BNSF railroad who was not willing to sell their line (ruh-roh). Maybe that should have come first. Needless to say, even that isn't enough to stop these knuckleheads. Oh no, because it is racist to not have light rail to connect affordable housing to work, never mind that most people don't live of work near a light rail line. It's time to give you an update on this dumpster fire of a project. We also talk some of the recent primaries that have captured our attention and Governor Walz's veto record. Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode, Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We've launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast!” You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy! Don't forget that you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify!

The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast
Voting should be a stimulant for democracy

The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 27:54


At this week's Round Table, Inica, Kenisha, andMadeline spoke with the energizing Ave Mateo, Executive Director of 18byVote. Ava believes deeply in the power of youth and works to spread opportunity for meaningful engagement among teens and young adults. In addition to her work leading 18by, Ava recently completed a Sociology and Education Masters degree at Columbia University, Teachers College, where her research focused on the influence of youth-led organizations and youth-led educational programs on young people's sociopolitical identity development. Needless to say, we were THRILLED to speak with her and to learn more about what she's done and what she's cooking up with 18byVote. We talked extensively about what it takes to get young people ready, excited, and prepared to vote–especially those who haven't historically been politically engaged. We explored what Ava thinks are the most impactful things young people can do BEYOND voting, the power of nonpartisan approaches, how to channel disagreement into productive discourse, and the core values that draw us to and ground us in this work. We also talked about where work like this should be rooted: Ava shared her belief that public schools should be stimulants for democracy, providing access and education to create informed engaged citizens, BUT schools have instead strayed to be more focused on workforce development. She encouraged as, as young people, to advocate for more civics in and out of the classroom to be active participants in democracy. We will, Ava, we will–and we hope you will too. Thank you for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nextgenpolitics/message

Clarity with Teekay
S3.E122 - [Clip] Real Estate and media mogul Jas Takhar breaks down the importance of hard work in any industry

Clarity with Teekay

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 2:50


Jas Takhar is the co-owner of REC Canada, a full-service real estate sales and consulting team operating under the banner of Royal LePage Signature. Needless to say, this man knows what he's talking about. If you find something you like and you're actually good at it, you've hit the jackpot. But before anything else, hard work ! ? Jas is here to give you all the keys to succeed. Full episode coming up soon. Stay tuned ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/claritywithteekay/message

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets Fanbase Pulse-Check: A Rebuild?!

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The Winnipeg Jets

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 31:16


On tonight's episode, we pop one of the biggest questions to the Winnipeg Jets fanbase: should the Jets start to rebuild? Needless to say, the survey results have been a mixed bag of emotions. We cover everything from the coach leading the rebuild process, to what the Jets should do with Nikolaj Ehlers and Connor Hellebuyck. Are these guys who should hang around as the team tears it down and starts over, or are greener pastures calling? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Athletic Greens Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NHLNETWORK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

More Right Rudder
Aviation Innovation and UAS Flight Instruction w/Jon Damush CEO of Iris Automation

More Right Rudder

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 36:57


Join NAFI: www.nafinet.org Episode Sponsor Pilot Pipeline Jon Damush is CEO at Iris Automation. Most recently he led new business ventures at Boeing NeXT. Before that he was Chief Growth Officer at Insitu, Inc., a Boeing subsidiary, developing novel aircraft and UAS innovation including detect-and-avoid. He was also a Boeing executive liaison and board observer to SkyGrid, LLC, a joint venture between Boeing and SparkCognition. Prior to Insitu, Jon was the CEO of 2d3 Sensing, and led the successful turnaround and growth of the company from a niche entertainment software provider to a leading provider of computer vision-based image processing software for aerial surveillance, culminating in a successful acquisition. Needless to say, Jon is an aviation enthusiast. He is an FAA certified commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings and a certified flight instructor.  

The Holderness Family Podcast
Parenting Expectations vs. Reality with Dr. Hope Seidel

The Holderness Family Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 38:52


In the months leading up to the birth of Lola, Penn was really nervous about becoming a Dad. We didn't have practice with other kids. We never even had a dog. So we decided to get a fish, as if that would somehow help us prepare to become parents. Needless to say, that fish died within 2 weeks. What a way to start our parenting journey.On today's podcast, we called our friend, pediatrician and parenting coach, Dr. Hope Seidel, to talk about the expectations vs reality of raising kids. Dr. Seidel said that one of the biggest things she has learned is that a child's wellness depends on the wellness of their parents. Let that sink in, parents. Your wellness MATTERS. Listen for more advice from Dr. Seidel, and the surprising answer to which role Penn would love to play in Hamilton. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamilyFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamilyAbout the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Footballland
S02 E39 | Ten Hag Pin Bowling, Lee Cars Lee & The Draught Excluder

Footballland

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 33:58


Greetings Footballlanders,It's all kicking off in Tuvalu! Anthony has started the newest, spiciest rivalry in football. After beating them in an 11 vs 1 game, he has now started to berate them and insult them whenever possible. Needless to say, we've not started building yet BUT we did come up with three excellent new rides:Ten Hag Pin BowlingMan Utd have tried everything to not be sh*t recently, and failed, but it's possible that Anthony might have a solution for them – 46 pin bowling! What better way to make squad choices that to knock down random pins representing members of the squad. Sound more plausible than something called Ed Woodward.Lee Cars LeeRyan loves a car park doesn't he, he just can't help himself. While it's not another car park this time (thank god) it is another car park based pitch, it's the Lee Cars Lee! Who better to look after your car than Lee Carsley? Only one small hitch with this one, Lee might not want to give you your car back...The Draught ExcluderMark loves nothing more than at the end of a hard day, to crawl inside a giant sausage skin and lie in front of a draughty front door belonging to an old lady. So he made a ride out of it. At least I think that's what this is.Don't forget to send us your ride ideas and lots of love! Oh and join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheFootballlandWith love from,Anthony Richardson (Footballland CEO)Mark Davison (Lord Sir Chief Ride Engineer)Ryan Baxter (Intern)Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/footballland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

More Than The Music
Independent Thinking Tremors

More Than The Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 75:10


In this episode we do our first cross podcast with Talking Tremors. Needless to say, in this episode there is a ton of Tremor talk and two guys named Levi teaching a guy named Boone a little more about the compelling movie series. We touch on some other things as well, but really this is a good chance to talk about an American art creation with a purpose. A little something different if you will. We thank Levi for this cross podcast and hope y'all have an enjoyable day. One moment at a time.

The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show
'Simply Trinity - The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit' by Matthew Barrett

The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 47:51


When it comes to understanding the nuances of Trinitarianism, see also Chapter 1 of Matthew Barrett's ‘None Greater' concerning the Incomprehensibility of God. That said, between 'None Greater' and 'Simply Trinity,' Matthew Barrett has made me aware of a great many things which were entirely unknown to me before, but which now sorely need further study. For one, Jurgen Moltmann seems now to be the best kept secret in modern theology, and both his legacy and his work bears closer scrutiny. For two, Social Trinitarianism is highly disturbing and – I will repeat myself from last episode – should more rightly be called Socialistic Trinitarianism. The breadth and scope of philosophical and political agendas which have been argued from a hijacking of Trinitarian doctrine is, dare I say it, nauseating. By contrast, it is perhaps equal parts encouraging and depressing to look at the historic creeds and confessions of Christian faith from the past 2,000 years and to realize how seriously past our forebearers in the Church took doctrine. ‘Doctrinal Minimalism' - Gavin Ortlund uses this helpful term in ‘Finding the Right Hills to Die On,' another work I'm reading today and almost finished with; and I would say that term as Ortlund uses it accurately describes too much of what I've observed in my own personal experience in the church. That is, whatever is not the core and central Gospel is too often dismissed as being not really important and not mattering much. And yet it's sobering to remember that previous generations of Christians in some cases quite literally lost their lives because they believed so strongly in some of these points which we today so often don't even deign to consider or study for fear of divisiveness and controversy. That said, one concern I have with regards to delving deeply into historic Church Councils and Creeds is that we would lapse back to where the Roman Catholic Church was at when reformers like Luther and Calvin brought up legitimate issues hundreds of years ago, giving rise to what we now know of as Protestantism. That is, the fallback position returns again to the authority of popes, councils, and tradition over and against the plain meaning of Scripture, and there is no recourse. The counterpoint I think Barrett helpfully distinguishes between here is Sola Scriptura on the one hand, and what Barrett terms ‘Solo Scriptura' on the other. That is, the difference here is between the Bible being regarded as the only infallible source of authority for Christian faith and practice on the one hand, and on the other hand anything outside of the Bible being dismissed out-of-hand. Needless to say, I still have much grappling yet to do in weighing and measuring and studying further. But for the time being, I will say Barrett's work in 'Simply Trinity' was helpful to me in giving me a better understanding of historically orthodox Trinitarianism. And I am thankful for that. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/support

Self-Coaching
How to apply Self-Coaching to needless emotional struggle

Self-Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 38:18


In this episode you'll learn how to apply my Self-Coaching principles to solving emotional struggle. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, worry, or challenging moods, Self-Coaching is a hands-on technique for liberating yourself from needless insecurity-driven, distorted thinking. By learning to distinguish between your thoughts that are contaminated by insecurity and your mature, healthy thoughts, you'll be in a position to choose a life free of conflict and struggle. Self-Coaching is much more than ‘coaching,' it's a powerful cognitive behavioral tool for understanding the why of suffering. The reason I call it Self-Coaching, is because in order to break the destructive, insecurity-driven habits that underly emotional struggle, you're going to need to understand the need for motivational optimism in order to neutralize insecurity and replace it with self-trust. With self-trust, you'll be free to live life spontaneously, without the worrisome need to always be in an anticipatory state of “what-iffing” life.   

Interviews With The Hunting Masters - Big game Hunting podcast
Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois - Sportsman, Game chef and Meat eater contributor

Interviews With The Hunting Masters - Big game Hunting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 72:47


Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois - Sportsman, Game chef and Meat eater contributor As a man, a chef and an outdoorsman, I strive to honor and celebrate the traditions of southern cooking and cultures that came before us through sustainable food ways and new world techniques. s a young boy, I recall my earliest, fondest, and most lasting memories centered on food. Whether it was my dad competing in a community cooking contest, my mom preparing family meals every evening, or PaPaw eating biscuits and mayhaw jelly with me when we visited during the holidays; I cherish those as well as and so many other memories of my childhood. Growing up, my mom and dad encouraged me to make a “happy plate,” meaning I finished all of my food. Needless to say, I always did, and it still “irks” me to waste food. Well, all of those happy plates did their job, and today I find myself blessed to live in New York City and married to the love of my life, Candace Koehl Bourgeois. My time in New York City, has afforded me a network of new friends and family that I look to for inspiration, support, and good times.  Follow him on instagram- Jean-Paul Bourgeois (@chefjean_paul) • Instagram photos and videos     Download and Subscribe to Days in The Wild Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

Saint of the Day
Holy Martyr Aquilina of Byblos (293)

Saint of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 1:33


She was born of Christian parents, and by the age of seven was already living as a true Christian. She boldly preached Christ to the maidens with whom she played, and for this was brought before the governor during the persecutions of Diocletian. Despite her young age she would not deny Christ to save her life. After horrible tortures, she was left for dead and thrown on a dungheap. But that night an angel appeared to her saying 'Arise and be healed!' Aquilina arose fully restored and praising God; but she begged not to be denied a martyr's death. She heard a voice from heaven saying 'Go, and it shall be to thee as thou desirest.' She returned to the city and to the governor's palace by night, doors opening miraculously before her, and stood before the governor's own bed. Needless to say, the governor was seized with terror upon waking to see the maiden he had thought dead. The next morning, she was beheaded. Her relics healed many of the sick. At the time of her repose, she was only ten or twelve years old.

HILAKBOT TV's PINOY HORROR STORIES || The Podcast
MISTERYOSONG RED LADY SA SUBDIVISION | Based on True Story

HILAKBOT TV's PINOY HORROR STORIES || The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 13:56


Isa si Mang Ben sa mga mahuhusay na mekaniko sa kanilang lugar kung kaya't dinadayo talaga siya kahit ng mga karatig-bayan upang sa kanya ipaayos ang mga nasirang sasakyan. Needless to say, sadyang PRO si Mang Ben at mabilis pang mag-trabaho. Nagimbal na lang ang buong bayan nila nang isang araw ay mawala ito at walang makapagsasabi kung saan na siya napunta. Kasunod ng misteryo sa kanyang pagkawala ay ang paglitaw ng isang babaeng nakapula na nagpapalibot-libot sa kanilang subdivision. Walang nakakakilala rito, sadyang misteryoso. Ano ang koneksyon nito sa biglaang pagkawala ni Mang Ben? Mahahanap pa kaya siya? Sino ang babaeng naka-pula? *** DISCLAIMER: This podcast episode is based on or is inspired by true events. Unless otherwise indicated, all the names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents in this podcast are either the product of the podcast creators' imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hilakbot-tv/message

Casual Wednesdays
Black Adam Trailer Talk & Needless Thunderbolts Hype

Casual Wednesdays

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 32:08


It's time for another junk drawer episode! MJ & Jones chat up the new Ms. Marvel TV series, the Black Adam trailer, and the prospects of the Thunderbolts in the MCU.Don't forget to subscribe to CASUAL WEDNESDAYS on the platform of your choosing, and leave a 5-star rating on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts!Time Stamps:What We're Reading: 1:52News: 12:11Fantastic Four: Full Circle Release: 12:11Black Adam Trailer Talk: 14:19MCU Thunderbolts News: 19:41Listener Question: 25:06Outro: 30:47

Brothers in Armchairs
Top Gun Maverick (2022)

Brothers in Armchairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 116:20


Today's show is a review and discussion on the long awaited sequel to one of the 80's most iconic movies, TOP GUN MAVERICK.  In this show, we do more than a movie review by delving into the lives of the cast and crew, fan theories, trivia, scene breakdowns, and anything related to the film itself.  Needless to say, our shows are a little longer than your average movie review show, but we can assure you that our shows are jam packed with entertaining and interesting discussions.  If that sounds like your sort of bag, hang out with Kenny and Del as they get into Top Gun: Maverick. Top Guns by Ehud Yonay - http://www.topgunbio.com/top-guns-by-ehud-yonay/Navy's Involvement in Top Gun 86 - https://www.looper.com/269807/the-untold-truth-of-top-gun/Last Real Movie Star - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/business/media/tom-cruise-top-gun-maverick.htmlThanks for listening and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms!https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano.   Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/.  Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA  If you enjoyed our show, subscribe and check out our new shows that drop every Friday.  Also, new this year, our non-routine Hot Topic show where we discuss what's hot in the movie world and our Anniversary Specials, which are 30 minute shows that pay tribute to a movie celebrating a significant anniversary.

The Healthy Rebellion Radio
Protein For 2 Meals A Day, Erections, Functional Dyspepsia | THRR112

The Healthy Rebellion Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 30:11


Make your health an act of rebellion. Join The Healthy Rebellion Please Subscribe and Review: Apple Podcasts | RSS Submit your questions for the podcast here News topic du jour: Democratic Senators call on messaging apps WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal to address “misinformation” Obesity in late adolescence and incident type 1 diabetes in young adulthood   Podcast Questions: 1. 2 Meals A Day [12:05] Ryan says: Huge fan of sacred cow. I like eating 2 meals a day but after listening to book I'm trying to increase my protein to 180 to 200 grams a day. I'm 6'1 210 lbs. Is it beneficial to eat 90 grams in each meal or is that two much for my body to process correctly for optimal absorption? Should I spread it out? Thanks 2. Putative blood flow issues [15:40] Charles says: Hi Robb and Nicki, long-time listener here. I have been following Robb since I was 18, almost ten years ago! Thank you for your work. Background: 6 feet tall, male, 142 lbs, 28 years old. Lenient paleo diet for almost 10 years supplemented with 0.5-1 packet LMNT daily depending on weather/exercise load, generally great sleep hygiene, devote a lot of effort to getting in the sun every day, weights 2x/week, 45 min bike ride at least 2x/week. Recent blood work came back excellent (just the standard LDL, HDL, Hem A1C, Vit D, thyroid stimulating hormone, hepatic enzymes). I do seem to have issues with circulation though, which I think may be related to the problem I describe below. My extremities go numb easily, and when it's cold I have a few finger tips that lose color/sensitivity for extended periods of time after the others have returned to normal temperature. The problem: My erections have decreased in strength noticeably in the past two years. The problem usually isn't so severe that it prevents sex (though a few times it has), but it certainly decreases its quality for both parties involved on a regular basis. Potentially relevant circumstances surrounding the problem: A little over two years ago (when the problem began) I ended a bad relationship, started a new **amazing** one, moved twice, had a very bad car accident, had a very bad cycling accident, lost my grandmother, helped my mother through a traumatic incident, etc. I'd like to point out that this was Winter-Summer 2020, need I say more? It was a whirlwind of a year. I dealt with it in healthy ways (amping up the exercise and protein consumption) and unhealthy ways (picking up a 1-2 drinks before dinner habit that I've since decreased to just on weekends; this decrease happened 6 months ago). Should I talk to a therapist instead of sending this in to a podcast? Probably, but why not both? I'm hoping you and Nicki might be able to connect some dots I haven't. 3. Functional Dyspepsia [21:36] Cristi says: I love your show and the dynamics between the two of you. I'd love to join "the rebellion" when I can afford it. What do we know in natural health about "functional dyspepsia?" I just had an upper endoscopy to diagnose the cause of a burning sensation in my stomach just under my right ribcage usually right after eating/while eating that seems to respond to an amount of food rather than any particular food. Before this, the gastro had me do a stool test that was negative for H. Pylori. They took biopsies during the upper endo, but the doctor says he doesn't expect to find anything. He said he saw irritation in the stomach lining and it was probably caused by "functional dyspepsia" which was an imbalance of acid in the stomach. He said the causes of this could be different things, including stress (which I admittedly have a lot of, but I do what I can to control it) and that otherwise, causes were unknown, but that I could just take Pepsid! How long? Oh, maybe forever...Needless to say, I'm not doing that. SO, if all I know is that the acid is "imbalanced," how do I balance it? At the risk of making this too much longer, my diet, exercise, and supplement regimen are all along the lines of what paleo-centric gurus recommend, so none of the other causes of this "disfunction" (NSAID use, fried/unhealthy fat foods, alcohol excess) make sense. I'm not celiac, but I don't eat gluten and dairy because they just don't feel great. I'm thinking of continuing to take probiotics and add a functional medicine supplement with aloe, licorice root, marshmallow root, NAD etc. to maybe calm the irritation? My only other thought is that maybe I've been taking too much of a natural allergy supplement that has quercitin (400 mg per two pills) -3 pills twice a day-but I doubt that's it, and after stopping it for five days before this procedure as they required, I really noticed my allergies kicking in. The problem is, I'm 5'5, 118-120, and closer to 118 with what I'm able to eat without feeling discomfort. I have to stop before I'm satisfied completely. I wake up at night hungry, and I can't go back to sleep, and I know 118 is too light for me. I weight train 3X per week, and I'm active all of the other days. I'm a highschool teacher, so I'm not really sedentary, either. I'm pretty low carb with starchy carbs (about a cup of sweet potato or rice) only included at dinner. THANK YOU!   Sponsor: The Healthy Rebellion Radio is sponsored by our electrolyte company, LMNT. Proper hydration is more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes too! Check out The Healthy Rebellion Radio sponsor LMNT for grab-and-go electrolyte packets to keep you at your peak! They give you all the electrolytes want, none of the stuff you don't. Click here to get your LMNT electrolytes Transcript: The transcript for this episode can be found on its blog page at https://robbwolf.com/2022/06/10/protein-for-2-meals-a-day-erections-functional-dyspepsia-thrr112/

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 556: How Business By Design Students Have Grown Their Businesses, Increased Sales, and Became Digital CEOs in the Past 12 Months

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 17:43


Every year, I ask my previous year students of Business By Design to create a little video for me sharing what they accomplished and experienced their past year in BBD. This year we had 156 videos submitted by clients sharing their amazing stories, and we put them on a page for everyone in the BBD community to watch and place their vote for. We narrowed it down to the last 5 finalists, who you will meet in this episode! By the end of this training, you're going to have an opportunity to vote for your personal favourites. The winner gets a VIP day with me in Sedona, Arizona, which is usually something I only do a few days a year for high-end clients (charging $15,000 per day). This person will also get $5,000 CASH, a year into my 12-month VIP coaching program (valued at $10,000), and they'll get featured on a future episode of this podcast. Needless to say, there is a lot on the line for them, and you'll get your voices heard by voting for your favorite 3 of these 5 extraordinary entrepreneurs!  If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, tagging me @jameswedmore.  You can now register for the FREE Live 3-Part Training, The Rise of the Digital CEO!  Starting June 2nd, we pull back the curtain to reveal EXACTLY how I've built an 8-figure/year business around teaching what I LOVE, and you can save your seat now by going to https://www.businessbydesign.net/rise.  If you'd like to create your BEST content, you're going to want to grab our step-by-step Content Creation Guide! In this special 9-page guide, I give you your play-by-play plan for how to create content SO powerful that your audience not only wants to consume it, but wants to spread your message for you, my secret to 3Xing my content output in 1/3 of the time, and more! You can get your copy now at https://jameswedmore.com/createcontent! In case you haven't heard, I'm now on TikTok, and you can follow me at https://jameswedmore.com/tiktok. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show!  I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode.  In this episode you'll meet: A vocal coach who went from being burnt out with health issues to loving her work, employing a team, and is now on pace to generate $200k in revenue in 2022 An entrepreneur who went from $2k months to 5-figure months, and is now loving life from her new family home of Mexico A Facebook Ads strategist and coach from the Philippines who went from being a hotel employee, to Facebooks ads agency owner, to achieving $20k months as a course creator and Digital CEO  A professional photographer who was forced to take his business online in January 2020 and earned $500k the following two years training people to livestream and look professional on camera A mom who hadn't made a cent online previously and now has a thriving membership and solid team that supports her in running her business [even when spent time in the hospital and was unable to work] For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/556 

S.A.N.E
EP. 97 | The Brothers Brandt

S.A.N.E

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 86:26


The legends of sports themselves, Rick and Rob Brandt told epic stories of on field shananigans, meeting celebrities and athletes and dished out some great Seinfeld lines as well. Needless to say this was a top episode with the boys and we will be doing this again.Sports StoriesTop Strikeout StoryTop 3 Interview WantsAnd more...Find the Brothers Brandt@thebrothersbrandt@rickbrandt80@robbiebsportsEverywhere you get your podcasts!

Country Squire Radio
Father To Father: Legacy

Country Squire Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 49:50


Step into the Country Squire Tobacconist on any given day and you're likely to find a group of diverse men of all ages sharing their lives, triumphs, and troubles, over a bowl of quality pipe tobacco. In our Father To Father series, we try to capture the realness of conversation you find at your local pipe shop as we share our experience navigating fatherhood as two dads of young kids. Pipe Question - (From Kirk) Hey guys I'm a long time listener. Been pipe smoking for roughly 13 years and I started listening I think on your 3rd or 4th episode years ago. My question is, is there a certain temp where pipes should be stored? I have a large rack in my living room that is full and I'm looking at getting a couple more to store the pipes I don't smoke as often and will have to keep it in my basement, which is unfinished and cold in the winter and muggy in the summer. Just curious if anything would happen to my pipes that are stored there. Always enjoy your show. Kirk QFQ - (From Pastor Joda) So here's a twist for you. I'm thinking of the way you have relaunched some things this year, what about a deep thoughts version of QFQ? What advice would you give to your 23 year old self? Listener Feedback - (From Caleb of the OFF podcast) Hey Beau! The most recent Father to Father episode came out on my daughter's 10th birthday. Waking up this morning and reflecting on the day I became a father was only enhanced by hearing your memories as well. I feel like I shared a special day with you guys! (From John) Gentlemen, I am, in fact, one of the listeners you've mentioned recently - I've been working to catch up on older episodes (selectively), and only in the last few days been listening to the most recent episodes as well. I want to thank you for the work you're doing, as I've been enjoying it immensely. The recent Father to Father episode was outstanding. Thank you for being willing to put yourselves out there. I know that it encouraged and edified me, and I can't be the only one. As a 40 year-old father of four young boys (7, 6, 4, and 2), I relate to much of what you discussed. Please, please keep it up. I'll try not to go overlong in telling about how I got into pipe smoking (and by all means, use what you like, if any, and cut what you like), but I bought my first pipe (a Szabo) in Budapest, Hungary, when I was on temporary duty as a Soldier and Officer in the U.S. Army (Veterinary Corps). I was stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and began collecting pipes at that time (in 2007). However, over time the pipes ended up in a box in the closet, and when we moved to Ethiopia in 2019 as members of Christian Veterinary Mission, the pipes stayed in storage here in the States. However, when we'd been in Ethiopia for about a month, I was invited into a theological social media group in which most of the guys smoked pipes, and I deeply regretted not bringing any pipes or tobacco with me. Then, in 2020, we had to leave Ethiopia due to COVID, and have been unable to return due to a subsequent civil war. I've taken a temporary research position at a veterinary school here in the States, and have been able to appreciate smoking a pipe again. Needless to say, if and when we're able to return to Ethiopia in the near future (God willing), I'll be taking as much pipe smoking materiel as my wife allows. One final note - a couple weeks back I was doing a much needed tobacco inventory, and I realized that, after Cornell & Diehl and Ken Byron Ventures, I have significantly more Country Squire tobacco than any other blender. You guys have great stuff across the board, but Cowboy Coffee is my go to smoke. My order of Whale Song is arriving today, and I can't wait. Once again: Keep up the great work! Peace,

Christian Podcast Community

Abundant Life Episode 36 In this episode Saso and Ben discuss the topic of truth. Websters 1828 Truth - Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies. Key verse He is the origin of truth John 1:17 If you follow the news on TV or maybe on Social Media, you are likely constantly wondering whether or not you are consuming truth or lies. In fact it was just a couple years ago that we had a new term coined, fake news which was in effort to call out mainstream news media who are interested in reporting anything but the truth. Then you had so called fact checkers that were checking to see if what people were posting was true or not, but in the end it was admitted that it wasn't necessarily truth they were seeking but opinion being construed as truth. Needless to say we are in a society where people are extremely confused and starving for truth. We live in a post modern world where some will say that there is no absolute truth, and ironically they've just made an absolute truth statement. Then you have the philosophy of relativism which defines truth as being relative and that everyone can have their own truth. For example you have some that will say that it is all right to believe what you want, as long as you do not try to impose your beliefs on others. But this view itself is a belief about what is right and wrong, and those who hold this view most certainly try to impose it on others. In a recent study by Barna, they asked different people groups to respond to various statements by whether or not they agree with the statement. Here are 2 different statements that were asked to “practicing christians”. Whatever is right for your life or works best for you is the only truth you can know. (40% agree) Every culture must determine what is acceptable morality for its people. (47% agree There were other people groups that were surveyed like boomers, gen-exers etc, but the fact that practicing Christians would think that truth is relative or that you can get your morality defined by culture is very concerning. Thankfully we have the truth of the Bible which came from source of truth, God who is truth. God doesn't just speak truth, His character is the mere definition of truth. Without truth we wouldn't be able to know God, morality would basically be non-existent and we'd be in a much bigger mess than we are currently. Because we have this truth, we can know God, we can know what sin is, we can know what righteousness is and how to live or lives accordingly. Redemptive purposes John 14:6 John 8:32 John 18:37-38 1 John 5:20 The truth about salvation is so critical because it literally determines life or death as your eternal destination. Sanctification purposes John 17:17 2 Timothy 2:15 Ephesians 6:14 Psalm 25:5 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Psalm 86:11 Philippians 4:8  Psalms 43:3 John 14:17 1 John 1:6 The Christian walk is not easy by any means, but without truth, we'd be absolutely lost. Interestingly when reading about the armor of God, the belt of truth is the first item of armor applied and it would seem that truth is the foundation for the Christian life. Without the belt of truth the rest of the armor would be irrelevant because we would then be what Paul described in Ephesians. Ephesians 4:14 The spiritual battle is not fought in the physical, but in the spiritual, in our minds. If you think about the filth we fill our minds with, the lies and deceptions of this world, its so wonder that we struggle with unbelief. Unbelief was what Adam and Eve experienced in the garden when they chose to believe the lie of Satan over the truth of God and therefore sent the human race into sin. The apostle Paul talks about judgement for those who chose to suppress the truth and believe the lie. Romans 1:18 Romans 1:26 What about you Christian?

Abundant Life
What is truth?

Abundant Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022