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    Second Life
    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Chris Horan, Stylist for Barbie Ferreira, Charli XCX, and Benny Drama

    Second Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 35:28


    Chris Horan has styled looks for Hollywood's newest and most-daring generation of entertainers—from Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira and her pearl dress at the Met Gala to Charli XCX's all-leather looks for her North American tour. In this episode, hear how Chris began his styling career as a teenager growing up outside Los Angeles. He also shares how he works through his creative process and the essential items he keeps in his kit.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
    Festivals: Amped Up Experiences

    Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 30:20


    Over four days in 1969, more than half a million people gathered on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York for what would become known as one of the most legendary music festivals of all time—Woodstock. Though festivals had been celebrated since antiquity, Woodstock helped cement the music festival as an important part of North American culture and a thriving industry. Hear how new ideas, technology and design have transformed festivals into the immersive experiences they are today while providing spaces for human belonging and community. Featuring Joel Rosenman, Gina Arnold, Christina McBride, Stephen Lieberman and Dede Flemming. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

    House of Mystery True Crime History
    Niagra's Most Haunted - Peter Sacco

    House of Mystery True Crime History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 39:52


    NIAGARA'S MOST HAUNTED: Legends and Myths is not just a book about ghosts and haunted places. It is a book that uncovers and explores areas in the Niagara region that are considered some of the richest in North American history. This book explores the most haunted places people have seen in Niagara with ghosts dating from the 1800's to 2012. Dare to open the cover and step into the haunted honeymoon capital of the world?Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/houseofmysteryradio.

    Manga Mavericks
    Manga Mavericks EP. 206: July 2022 News Roundup!

    Manga Mavericks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022


    On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum once again catch up on some news, especially a lot of sales news, as they finally get back to covering both the New York Times Graphic Books & Manga and Bookscan lists to see where North American manga sales have gone in the past three months. They also discuss the yearly overall NPD Bookscan to see just how well manga has been selling in general (and spoiler alert: Manga has been selling EVEN BETTER then last year)! This along with some serialization and licensing news, as well as a ton of anime news, including the announcement of a new Trigun anime coming from Studio Orange! Enjoy! For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-206-july-2022-news-roundup/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Intro/Update on our email from Eric! 04:56 - My Hero Academia surpasses 10 million copies in print in the US 10:22 - NYT Graphic Books & Manga lists from April to June 2022 13:47 - Bookscan lists from March to May 33:49 - NPD Bookscan Report for 2021 1:13:44 - Oricon's Top Selling Manga for the First Half of 2022 1:24:33 - Noragami enters its final arc 1:25:17 - Hinowa Ga Crush ending with its 8th volume 1:26:00 - Bakemonogatari manga goes on 3-month hiatus 1:27:05 - New Saintia Sho side-story manga 1:28:01 - New manga from the duo behind Deadman Wonderland  1:30:35 - New one shot from Tatsuki Fujimoto (as well as release date for Chainsaw Man Part 2!) 1:33:14 - New simulpubs available on Manga Plus with more planning to be made available in 2023 1:40:44 - Bubbles Zine to publish Igaguri-kun: Young Judo Master 1:43:29 - Cross Infinite World Licenses 1:48:53 - Viz Media Licenses 2:00:25 - Sae Whan Song joins Viz Media 2:01:40 - Eisner 2022 nominations 2:03:22 - Otaku Elf gets anime 2:04:20 - Second Sword Art Online Progressive film opens in Japan on September 2nd 2:04:48 - Vinland Saga season 2 will come out in January 2023 2:05:17 - New Mononoke film coming 2:06:20 - New Trigun anime coming to Crunchyroll from Studio Orange 2:11:39 - New 3DCG Astro Boy series from the director of Miraculous Ladybug 2:13:16 - Captain Tsubasa 2018 is finally streaming via Roku 2:16:03 - New Junji Ito anime coming to Netflix in 2023 (with Uzumaki anime being delayed once again) 2:18:43 - Zom 100 gets live-action movie on Netflix 2:19:27 - Let's Go Karaoke gets live-action film in 2023 2:20:11 - Justin Lin attached to direct live-action One-Punch Man film 2:21:10 - GKids acquires theatrical and home video rights to Evangelion 3.0+1.0 2:22:07 - Vote for your favorite episodes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 2:23:03 - Lum voted for their favorite episodes of Bleach 2:27:56 - Community Shout-outs! 2:35:42 - Wrap up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you'd like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton's Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha's Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha's art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. Don't forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content!

    Out Of The Blank
    #1151 - Kiel Christianson

    Out Of The Blank

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 68:18


    Kiel Christianson has taught at the university level in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and conducted the first "field-psycholinguistics" study on syntactic processing in any indigenous North American language (Odawa). He is currently Director of the Educational Psychology Psycholinguistics Lab at the Beckman Institute, and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Christianson studies syntactic parsing, sentence comprehension in reading and listening, reading, language production, bilingualism, and morphological processing. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/out-of-the-blank-podcast/support

    A Heavy Metal Podcast - The Mighty Decibel
    70s STATUS QUO - In 40 Minutes

    A Heavy Metal Podcast - The Mighty Decibel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 39:44


    Shame that most headbangers in North American are clueless as to the joys of the mighty Status Quo ... a band I consider to be the greatest rock'n'roll band of all time (move over Rolling Stones!). This episode we focus solely on Quo's golden era, a period where the band rocked hard and got down for some of the most righteous boogie ever put down to tape. Don't hold back, just roll over and lay down!!! Side One Piledriver (1972) (0:00) Paper Plane Hello! (1973) (2:49) Roll Over Lay Down Quo (1974) (8:32) Just Take Me (12:03) Break The Rules On The Level (1975) (15:42) Little Lady Blue For You (1976) (18:44) Mad About The Boy Side 2 (22:19) Rolling Home Rocking All Over The World (1977) (25:23) Hold You Back If You Can't Stand The Heat ... (1978) (29:54) Long Legged Linda Whatever You Want (1979) (33:27) Shady Lady (36:32) Rockin' On

    Backcountry Rookies - Big Game Hunting Podcast

    On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Aaron Schmaus, a professional elk caller, author, and podcast host about getting new hunters into the outdoors and how to call in mature bull elk. Aaron Schmaus is a combat vet that has committed himself to educating his 2 daughters and other individuals about the North American hunting model and wildlife conservation. He is a professional elk caller for the Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls team and an ambassador for several outdoor related companies. As the author of the book "Ten Rules for Finding a Good Hunting Partner", his goal was to teach new and old hunters alike, about the psychology of friendship and partners.Through his book, The Primitive Republic Podcast and his videography, he has made extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience in the outdoors. Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or Connect with them onInstagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Arron SchmausOn YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok

    Sportsmen's Nation - Whitetail Hunting
    Western Rookie - Calling All Elk

    Sportsmen's Nation - Whitetail Hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 73:50


    On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Aaron Schmaus, a professional elk caller, author, and podcast host about getting new hunters into the outdoors and how to call in mature bull elk.  Aaron Schmaus is a combat vet that has committed himself to educating his 2 daughters and other individuals about the North American hunting model and wildlife conservation. He is a professional elk caller for the Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls team and an ambassador for several outdoor related companies. As the author of the book "Ten Rules for Finding a Good Hunting Partner", his goal was to teach new and old hunters alike, about the psychology of friendship and partners. Through his book, The Primitive Republic Podcast and his videography, he has made extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience in the outdoors.   Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman  On TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Shop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop Vortex Online or Connect with them on Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Arron Schmaus On YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sportsmen's Nation - Big Game | Western Hunting
    Western Rookie - Calling All Elk

    Sportsmen's Nation - Big Game | Western Hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 72:50


    On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Aaron Schmaus, a professional elk caller, author, and podcast host about getting new hunters into the outdoors and how to call in mature bull elk. Aaron Schmaus is a combat vet that has committed himself to educating his 2 daughters and other individuals about the North American hunting model and wildlife conservation. He is a professional elk caller for the Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls team and an ambassador for several outdoor related companies. As the author of the book "Ten Rules for Finding a Good Hunting Partner", his goal was to teach new and old hunters alike, about the psychology of friendship and partners.Through his book, The Primitive Republic Podcast and his videography, he has made extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience in the outdoors. Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or Connect with them onInstagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Arron SchmausOn YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok

    Greatest Games Never Played
    Ep. 092: The Real City Connect Jersey Project

    Greatest Games Never Played

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 105:23


    GGNP is joined by Todd Christensen of Deep Cuts Vinyl to reimagine the color schemes of every North American pro sports team. The city of Pittsburgh has all their teams united under the Black and Yellow flag, today we unite all the other sports cities under their own unique color scheme. Then we decide if the new look is blessed or blasphemous. Give us your take on social media and as always, thanks for being a part of the #GGNP community! Episode 92 Info: Podcasters: Alex Fitzsimmons - https://twitter.com/alexfitz44 (@alexfitz44) Andrew Té - https://twitter.com/ndrewTe (@ndrewTe) Todd Christensen - https://www.instagram.com/deep_cuts_vinyl_nj/ (@Deep_Cuts_Vinyl_NJ) Like what you hear? Join our discussions and give us your takes on this and more by going to @GGNPPodcast on twitter! https://twitter.com/ggnppodcast (https://twitter.com/ggnppodcast)  Also join the discussion at our Discord server: https://discord.gg/shxKkSb5Dh (https://discord.gg/shxKkSb5Dh) Consider SUPPORTING Lantern Light Studios on Patreon at: https://my.captivate.fm/patreon.com/lanternlightstudios (patreon.com/lanternlightstudios) Want to contribute to our show directly? Visit Glow.fm here: https://glow.fm/ggnp/ (https://glow.fm/ggnp/) and as always, thank you for your support! Executive Producer: Anthony Zoccola - https://twitter.com/AnthonyZoccola (@AnthonyZoccola) Audio Engineer: Caleb Jewell - https://www.instagram.com/calebjewell_/ (calebjewell_) Social Media Strategist: Dylan Woyton - https://my.captivate.fm/@dylannjae (@dylannjae) GGNP Theme by: https://www.lukemullet.com/ (Luke Mullet) Taro Theme by: RomanSenykMusic - https://youtu.be/c-XpTMGPQvI (https://youtu.be/c-XpTMGPQvI) Don't forget to check out our guests on their regular show "Game Jawns", available wherever you listen to podcasts! Be sure to check out the https://www.storenvy.com/stores/510805-deep-cuts-vinyl-stickers (Deep Cuts Vinyl) store for all your sticker and design needs If you are looking to start a podcast yourself, why not use the best... Riverside - https://bit.ly/34Iy3aY (https://bit.ly/34Iy3aY)

    Real Science Exchange
    Surviving HPAI

    Real Science Exchange

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 57:39


    Guests: Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Julie Helm,  Clemson Livestock Poultry Health; Myah Walker, Director of Quality and Training at Sparboe Farms;  Co-host: Tom Powell, Director of Monogastric Business Balchem, Dr. Zack Lowman, Balchem Technical ServiceToday's episode is focused on a hot topic in the poultry industry and that is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). The poultry industry has come a long way in how we manage HPAI outbreaks, and we will touch on what we continue to learn and how that will help us moving forward. Dr. Cardona starts with some background on HPAI. The outbreak in 2022 has so far affected more than 30 states and 50 million birds. (5:07) Dr. Helm explained that wild ducks and geese in North America carry many different strains of a low pathogenic AI. When high pathogenic strains come from Europe and Asia they intermix with the North American strains, which typically mellows the high pathogenic strains. (15:19) Myah Walker shared lessons learned from the 2015 outbreak, which includes ensuring biosecurity is tidied up. This can be employee training which is constant because of turnover, communication internally and externally about biosecurity processes and communication with peers to share best practices. (23:48) Dr. Cardona addressed free-range birds being infected by wild birds and said that wild birds are attracted to poultry farms either by food or water. By protecting feed and ensuring wild birds don't come for feed, the outdoor spaces could have the same infection rate as indoor birds. (33:03) Myah Walker said in addition to economic impacts, there are mental health impacts of HPAI as well. Depopulating a house takes a mental toll on employees, owners, and growers because they feel a lack of control and sometimes blame themselves. (38:43) Dr. Helm wrapped up by saying if you're in the industry, get to know the state person who will help you with a response and get to know them before an outbreak hits to go over your plans. (50:30) If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to anh.marketing@balchem.com. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you. Please subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table.  This podcast is sponsored by Balchem Animal Nutrition and Health. This podcast is sponsored by Balchem. All views expressed by the guests are the opinions of those individuals and are not the views of the Balchem, its affiliates or employees.

    CruxCasts
    Almadex Minerals (DEX) - North American Gold Silver Exploration

    CruxCasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 20:34


    Almadex Minerals Ltd. is a Canada-based exploration company. The Company's intended business activity is the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation properties in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The Company's projects include El Chato, Nueva Espana, San Carlos, Lajas, Mezquites, San Pedro, Viky, Yago, Merit, Nicoamen River, Ponderosa, Monte Cristo, Paradise Valley, Veta and Willow. El Chato covers an area of acid-sulphate alteration developed in volcanic rocks, including zones of massive silica, quartz-alunite and kaolinite. The Lajas project, located in San Luis Potosi State, is a 100% owned by the Company project acquired by staking. The Mezquites project is located in the state of Nayarit. Nueva Espana is 100% owned by the Company. The claim covers an area of clay alteration silicification and veining developed in volcanic and carbonate rocks. The San Carlos Project is comprised of one claim covering 20 hectares. The claim is located in Tamaulipas State.

    The Fisheries Podcast
    Migratory Freshwater Fishes with Emily Dean

    The Fisheries Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 40:30


    Emily Dean is a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University researching the influence of anthropogenic factors on the distribution and habitat of riverine fish species. She conducts applied research to provide information that supports conservation and management of freshwater fisheries. She is studying the effects of stream fragmentation on migratory fishes across the conterminous US. This project builds on information from the North American Freshwater Migratory Fish Database (NAFMFD) she developed which contains life history information for 1250 North American freshwater species.   If you want to get in touch with Emily, you can find her on Twitter (@PhishnDean) and Instagram (@sockeyesocket). -------  Get in touch with us!  The Fisheries Podcast is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @FisheriesPod   Become a Patron of the show: https://www.patreon.com/FisheriesPodcast  Buy podcast shirts, hoodies, stickers, and more: https://teespring.com/stores/the-fisheries-podcast-fan-shop  Thanks as always to Andrew Gialanella for the fantastic intro/outro music.  The Fisheries Podcast is a completely independent podcast, not affiliated with a larger organization or entity. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the podcast. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by the hosts are those of that individual and do not necessarily reflect the view of any entity with those individuals are affiliated in other capacities (such as employers).   

    Fish of the Week!
    Crappies!

    Fish of the Week!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 22:04


    Katrina and Guy have a crappie (not crappy) conversation about the two species of North American freshwater fish in the genus Pomoxis...the black and white crappie! From the etymology of "paper mouth" and "Sac a Lait" to some common objects that weight the same as a very large black crappie, you'll find everything you need to know about these fish, including how to catch and cook them! 

    CORVETTE TODAY
    CORVETTE TODAY #116 - Carbon Revolution From Australia Talks About Carbon Fiber Wheels

    CORVETTE TODAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 34:59


    Carbon Revolution, from Australia, is the company that will be making the Carbon Fiber wheels for the new C8 Z06.Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett sits down with Tim deSouze from Australia and Brad Lethorn from their North American office.Tim and Brad talk about the origins of the company, what other car brands they make Carbon Fiber wheels for and the future of Carbon Fiber!It's a fascinating and informative show! Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.

    CruxCasts
    Endurance Gold (EDG) - Prospect Generation & Exploration in North America

    CruxCasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 29:40


    Endurance Gold Corporation (EDG - TSX.V) is a precious metals exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective North American mineral properties with the potential to develop world class deposits. Our exploration focus is currently to advance the Reliance Gold Project, located near Gold Bridge B.C. in the historic Bralorne - Pioneer gold camp.

    Canadian Politics is Boring
    Africville Forever

    Canadian Politics is Boring

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 30:00


    Under the shadow of the MacKay Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the protest camp of Eddy Carvery has stood firm as the longest civil rights protest in North American history. Eddy had remained in defiance for nearly half a century. In this episode Eddy introduces us to the protest that has defined his adult life. The fight to claim the land of Africville back for its people.If you care about racism, displaced peoples and social justice, then you need to know the story of Africville Forever.Listen to the rest of the series and find out more here:https://www.africvilleforever.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Best Drum and Bass Podcast
    Podcast 390 - North American Producer Showcase 2022

    Best Drum and Bass Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 51:44


    NAPS2022 has arrived! 37 diverse tracks done by various artists from all around North America! I am really proud of how this came together, and while I wasn't able to get to every tune I was sent, I feel like this is a strong showing of many of the amazing producers we have out here. Its obviously in no way all encompassing, but I hope this introduces you to some new names and also encourages you to dig further because there is so much talent out here in the recent years! Enjoy, and I challenge you each to let us know which tune(s) are your favorites!Like what you hear? Drop a donation at https://streamlabs.com/badsyntaxdnbSubscribe to the podcast: bestdrumandbass.podlink.to/podcastTracklist and more info: https://www.bestdrumandbass.com/podcast390/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Freightvine
    Two Generations Perspective on Logistics | Dr. Zac Rogers

    Freightvine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:20


    My guests today are Dr. Zac Rogers, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in Supply Chain Management, and his father, Dr. Dale Rogers, Professor of Business at Arizona State University.  While I had Zac on the Freightvine about 18 months ago to discuss his research and the Logistics Managers Index (LMI) that he co-developed and currently leads, I had never had his father, Dale, on before.  Which is surprising since I have known Dale through our joint involvement in the CSCMP for over 2 decades.  He spent over 20 years at the University of Nevada where he was the Foundation Professor for Logistics & Supply Chain Management and has been at ASU now for about 8 years.  He was awarded the 2021 CSCMP Distinguished Service Award.   It is interesting to see the SC profession through the eyes of two different generations - what has changed and what has stayed the same.    We discuss this and the current state of the industry and market.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

    Project Upland Podcast
    #180 | Spotlight on the Lesser Prairie Chicken with Ted Koch of the North American Grouse Partnership

    Project Upland Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 70:03


    Show Highlights: Prairie grouse round-up The Lesser Prairie Chicken Endangered Species Listing Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) National Grasslands Conservation Act Birdshot Podcast #116 featuring the North American Grouse Partnership Tune in to this episode of the Birdshot Podcast for a conversation on the Lesser Prairie Chicken with Ted Koch, executive director of the North American Grouse Partnership Instagram | @na_grouse_partnership Become a Patreon Support | patreon.com/birdshot Follow us | @birdshot.podcast Use Promo Code | BSP20 to save 20% with onX Hunt The Birdshot Podcast is Presented By: onX Hunt and Final Rise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Big Story
    Africville Forever: Have you heard of Africville?

    The Big Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 31:27


    Under the shadow of the MacKay Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the protest camp of Eddy Carvery has stood firm as the longest civil rights protest in North American history.  Eddy has remained in defiance for nearly half a century. In this episode, Eddy introduces us to the protest that has defined his adult life. The fight to claim the land of Africville back for its people.If you care about racism, displaced peoples, and social justice, then you need to know the story of Africville Forever. Listen to the rest of the series here. Join the fight at AfricvilleForever.com

    Life of Mine
    Mining Stock Daily Australia - Weekly recap

    Life of Mine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 8:24


    Here's a new little segment in collaboration with Mining Stock Daily, based in Denver, Colorado. Here's a quick recap of the week that was in the Aussie Mining market. This newsreader voice is bloody hard if I may say (give it time I'll be on channel 7 before you know it). Apparently the North Americans love this shit, let's see if Life Of Mine goes viral in the big smoke. Check out the Mining Stock Daily Podcast that covers everything in the North American Mining markets.

    The Download from Sounds Profitable
    Sounds Profitable Publishes The Creators Report + 5 more stories for June 30, 2022

    The Download from Sounds Profitable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 10:30


    This week on The Download: Sounds Profitable publishes the Creators report. Slate is running provocative billboards for Slow Burn, Spotify turns its radar on podcasts, rising YouTube CPMs make the platform even more attractive for podcasters, and news organizations struggle to keep young folks around. Firstly, if you'll indulge us a bit of self-promotion, the first ever Sounds Profitable report has been delivered! On Tuesday Sounds Profitable hosted a first-of-its-kind presentation of The Creators. Here's how we billed it: “Sounds Profitable, in partnership with Edison Research, has put together the first credible study of the profile of podcast creators in America. This is an incredibly important benchmark in the history of podcasting and the first of many regular reports Sounds Profitable will be publishing to chart the future of the audio business.”  The Creators operates off a data sample of 617 people who fit the profile of having produced a podcast, were over the age of eighteen, and listened to podcasts weekly. The data was collected from Q2 2021 through Q1 of this year.  Some results put into sharp focus many assumed truths of the industry, as well as challenging others. The gender makeup of those polled showed sixty-nine percent of creators were men, twenty percentage points higher than the population of the United States. On that same token, the ethnicity spectrum shows podcasting has more diversity, with more representation of Black and Hispanic/Latino podcasters than the census reports as a national average.  These juicy stats and more are available at SoundsProfitable.com/thecreators, from the presentation's video to a spiffy 35-slide PDF of just the presentation, for you raw data nerds out there.  In an advertising campaign fitting of a flashy documentary, Slate is running a stealth billboard campaign for the current season of Slow Burn. From Ariel Shapiro's reporting on Tuesday's issue of Hot Pod:  “Slate is launching a provocative new campaign to promote its latest season of Slow Burn, which tells the story of Shirley Wheeler, the first woman convicted of manslaughter for getting an abortion. The outlet has placed billboards in states that now have some of the strictest abortion laws in the country urging passersby to “Defend Shirley Wheeler.” The billboards are up in seven states with deeply-entrenched anti-abortion sentiment that had trigger laws waiting for Roe v. Wade's nullification.  The same issue of Hot Pod also spotlighted the efforts of Earbuds Podcast Collective founder Arielle Nissenblatt to organize a massive campaign of podcasts running pre-roll message to advocate for abortion rights. Messages like the one you'll find at the beginning of this very episode. Hundreds of podcasters have signed on to the cause, including The Bechdel Cast, You Are Good, and legacy household name My Favorite Murder.  This Wednesday Spotify announced a podcast version of its RADAR program, originally created to spotlight up-and-coming artists on the music side of the app. RADAR Podcasters aims to get promising young podcasts in front of wider audiences with free exposure in-app. Each quarter Spotify's content editors in participating regions will select three podcasts to spotlight with the RADAR program. Podcast Editorial Lead Brianne O'Brien goes more into the rhetoric used:  “We'll focus on creators with shows that exhibit authenticity and inclusivity, give us a reason to keep listening, and educate and entertain.”  Currently the list of participating countries is fifteen, including thirteen countries in which English is not the default language. This is encouraging news for more big company recognition of podcasting's strengths outside the North American and UK English-speaking bubble. O'Brien seems passionate about the cause, too.   “My team, and Spotifiers more broadly, are podcast enthusiasts. So first and foremost, we really want to underscore the hard work that's being done by creators to take their podcast to the next level, but also to build those long-lasting relationships with their audience.” Little is given in the way of specific details outside of which countries will be involved and how many podcasts are being selected. For example: The paragraph dedicated to addressing how the program will measure success offers no concrete ways by which they'll measure success. The main drive seems to be that the program exists and those involved are excited to execute its ambitious mission.  Currently RADAR Podcaster will only spotlight podcasts hosted on Anchor. Big Green sees the utility in embracing its creators, but for now only creators who are wholly locked into the Spotify system.  Last Thursday Phoebe Bain of Marketing Brew revealed there's a reason most YouTubers are doing baked-in influencer ads these days, and that could be excellent news for podcasts.  “According to a new report that influencer marketing agency The Outloud Group shared exclusively with Marketing Brew, influencer CPMs went up across major verticals on YouTube—from beauty and fashion to education—in 2021.” One example given is from the YouTube mainstay of gaming. The median CPM for influencers who focused on gaming content was $54.68 in 2021. Now in 2022 it has climbed to $66.48. And gaming influencers aren't even in the top five fastest-growing genre CPMs in the Outloud chart. Bain quotes Outloud Group vice president Nycole Kelly on the topic of rising influencer rates in general, the group having come to the conclusion YouTube influencers are raising rates in general beyond CPMs.  Podcasting is trying to figure out the right way to blend YouTube impressions and podcast downloads. For some, podcast CPMs are a better bet, but MarketingBrew's chart shows Youtube ads sold directly by influencers exceed podcasting average CPM by quite a bit. Yet another reason for the video-agnostic producers to consider a video strategy for their podcasts.  Last Thursday Sara Guaglione of Digiday covered a recent panel at a Reuters event in which prominent execs and editors in the news world addressed a big issue: Young people aren't watching the news anymore.  “Roughly four out of 10 people under 35 years old – 42% – “sometimes or often actively avoid the news,” according to the 11th annual “Digital News Report” report conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Albeit, that aversion is only slightly more acute than among those 35 years old and older, 36% of whom sometimes or often steer clear of the news.” Reasons for the drop in attention are numerous. The panel proposed several, including the draining effect of repetitive long-term events like politics or the pandemic. The under-35 demo is also cited as the one with the lowest amount of trust in established news organizations, and the percentage who outright distrust the media is growing rapidly.  Legacy institutions are scrambling to solve for the growing problem. Guaglione points to places like the Los Angeles Times creating a team of people whose sole mission is to repackage LA Times content for Instagram.  We bring this story to The Download because a significant portion of podcasting is news. Just because we're the cool new kids on the content block doesn't mean the issues affecting the rest of the journalism industry haven't taken root here as well, and the proposed solutions to fix the issue for online and print orgs likely contain useful strategies for podcasting.  Now it's time for our semi-recurring segment spotlighting articles worth reading that didn't quite make it into the episode. This week The Download has just one to recommend, but it makes an excellent companion piece to the story Manuela just told you about.  Top 25 US newspaper circulations: Print Sales fall another 12% in 2022 by Willam Turvill. The Download is a production of Sounds Profitable. Today's episode was hosted by Shreya Sharma and Manuela Bedoya, and the script was written by Gavin Gaddis. Bryan Barletta and Evo Terra are the executive producers of The Download from Sounds Profitable. Evo Terra edited today's episode. Special thanks to our media host, Omny Studio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Working Class Bowhunter
    523 Bucky Ihlenfeldt

    Working Class Bowhunter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 130:59


    Bucky is back in the studio! We talk about his recent experience being on the B&C panel measuring committee, North American big game, and his magic legs! Enjoy!  https://workingclassbowhunter.com/ YouTube Channel https://www.facebook.com/WorkingClassBowhunter/ https://www.instagram.com/workingclassbowhunter/ https://twitter.com/WCBOWHUNTER  The WCB Podcast is presented by: Elite Archery   CODE: WCB for all outdoor group products Scent Crusher - Scent Off. Game On. Camo Fire Spy Point Trail Cameras Big Tine - Attract - Develop - Grow Code: WCB2022 Old Barn Taxidermy Huntworth Gear Code: WCB15 Novix Treestands Code WCB22 Victory Archery ThermaSeat Code: WCTS Leupold Optics Trophyline CODE WCB Grizzly Hunting Blinds | Code WCB

    Finding Gravitas Podcast
    Automotive Supplier Relationships with Steve Kiefer and Dave Andrea

    Finding Gravitas Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 50:09


    https://finding-gravitas.captivate.fm/internalpodcast (Learn more about creating your own internal company podcast) The https://www.plantemoran.com/explore-our-thinking/insight/2022/06/auto-supplier-and-oem-relationships-insights-from-the-2022-wri-study (2022 Plante Moran WRI® (Working Relations Index®) Study) of North American auto supplier-Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relationships is a bedrock survey in the industry. But does it really impact the bottom line? And what can OEMs do with the information? Dave Andrea, principal at Plante Moran and guardian of the WRI, relies on insight gathered across the industry to help answer these questions. And as someone who spent almost forty years at General Motors, Steven Kiefer, chairman of The Kiefer Foundation, provides an unmatched inside look on the internal processes OEMs use for change. “For the OEMs, [the WRI® is] a fantastic piece of data,” Steve says. It provides an invaluable view of the relationship between automotive OEMs and their supply bases (aka suppliers), which is paramount because if there is any tension, OEMs aren't efficient, which hinders organizational growth. Beyond just looking at the WRI® as useful data to look at how to improve, it's also about proactively using this information within an organization to actually improve by increasing overall organizational effectiveness and leading to more growth. These actions are at the heart of improving supplier relationships. “You can see how much mutual dependency there is between the supplier and the OEM,” Dave says. On this episode of Finding Gravitas, Dave and Steve share how the power of the 2022 WRI® Study directly impacts the change OEMs seek within their organizations, and what this tells us about the future of supply chain leadership in the automotive industry. Themes discussed on this episode:  How the WRI® has become a crucial source of data for organizational change How looking at feedback objectively benefits OEMs in the long term How OEMs can apply the right strategy to action the data in the right way The importance of communications and alignment to enterprise success The future of supply chain leadership in an ever-changing industry How new startups and EV culture are shaking up the industry and what to do about it The importance of humility and vision in leadership and the 21 traits as a toolbox Featured GuestsDave AndreaWhat he does: as Principal at Plante Moran, self-described “accidental analyst” https://www.plantemoran.com/get-to-know/people/a/dave-andrea (Dave Andrea) is a guardian of the https://www.plantemoran.com/explore-our-thinking/insight/2022/06/auto-supplier-and-oem-relationships-insights-from-the-2022-wri-study (WRI®). Dave grew up with a passion for automotive from the get-go, and is still going strong. On gravitas: “It's about being aware of other people, being humble to be able to stop and help someone else. But you've had to get there first — you've had to build up your own credibility base or your own resources or your own network to be able to help someone else, and make that opportunity open up a door for someone else to succeed, just as any one of us has.” Steven KieferWhat he does: “Just a kid from Detroit,” https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kiefer-43718a12/ (Steven Kiefer) recently retired from a four-decade career with General Motors. Father of four Steven is chairman of https://mkiefer.org/ (The Kiefer Foundation), which he founded in honor of his second son Mitchell who was killed by a distracted driver. This episode is dedicated to the Foundation, and we ask that you please take the pledge and support it in a way that works for you. On Gravitas: “It's all about setting clear vision and making sure you inspire people to do things that they never thought they could do without your leadership.” Episode HighlightsTimestamped inflection points from the show [6:47] WRI® history: Dave and Steve discuss the WRI®'s background, its...

    Leading the Factory Forward
    150: The New Journey of Retirement

    Leading the Factory Forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 18:26


    What is the new journey of retirement? We know that it doesn't look the way it did even 20 years ago. Retirement, how people spend their time once they're retired, and who can be classified as a “retiree” have all shifted significantly in the 21st century. In this episode, I look into a report on this topic. The report was done by Edward Jones and The Age Wave Institute and is called, “Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement.” They performed a study of more than 11,000 North American adults, largely pre-retirees and retirees. Their purpose was, “To explore how the journey of retirement unfolds, the patterns of people's experience in retirement, and the keys to thriving along the way.” Tune in to hear the key insights from this report and what this means for all of us who are pursuing Encore Careers.  We'll dive deeper into these concepts: The ideal length of retirement for today's retirees. What today's retirees consider the purpose of retirement to be. The five major forces currently converging to reshape the new retirement and the lives of retirees.  The four stages of the new journey of retirement. Boomers' new definitions of success. The four distinct categories of retirees. The five habits of highly successful retirees.   Now, for some action steps: Check out Edward Jones' Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement Look around the Age Wave website Download the free worksheet: Three Steps You Need for a More Productive Workday Take the Encore Career Clarity Quiz Connect with Me: LinkedIn Facebook Please leave a Rating and Review: Since this podcast is new, I'm asking for Apple Podcasts reviews. Reviews help others discover and learn what Creating Your Encore Career is all about. If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at https://www.lynnfriesth.com/podcast to download it. I thank you so much for being here and I'll see ya next time on Creating Your Encore Career. — Lynn   *** Episode Credits If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com

    The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast
    New Hurricane Ready Two-Bladed Wind Turbines

    The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 49:42


    Rosemary interviews two wind experts, and you're guaranteed to learn from both of them: Jessica O'Connor from ArcVera Renewables describes how wakes from large rotors cause a significant energy loss. Stability is the key - and the amount of loss is stunning. Then Brian Hill from Bachmann Electronics discusses turbine automation, focusing on North American installations, including cybersecurity for and repowering of older turbines. But wait, there's more: like GM Ventures (yes, that GM) pouring $10M, and some project management expertise, into wind catching technologies. Plus, palm-tree inspired wind turbine designs (with the blades in the back?!) may withstand hurricanes. Some of the design elements are already proven, but how powerful can flexible blades be? Visit ArcVera here - https://arcvera.com Visit Bachmann here - https://www.bachmann.info/en Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard's StrikeTape Wind Turbine LPS retrofit. Follow the show on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin and visit Weather Guard on the web. And subscribe to Rosemary Barnes' YouTube channel here. Have a question we can answer on the show? Email us!  Uptime 119 Jessica O'Connor: What we're seeing is something that is. Really shown in any other wake models that are, you're trying to capture those external wakes is that these external wakes are lasting for over a hundred kilometers. Yeah, that's insane. It's waking the entire array. Just the Southern array is waking the entire. Jessica O'Connor: Collection of array. Allen Hall: Welcome to the uptime wind energy podcast, Rosemary what's first on our list this week, Rosemary Barnes: we're gonna be talking about some wind turbines being designed in Colorado with the university and collaboration with NREL and they have Palm tree inspired, wind turbines to survive. Hurricane forces. And we've got a couple of fun interviews that I recorded while I was at Texas clean power conference a little while ago with Jessica O'Connor of Avera about awake model that they've developed for offshore wind and Brian Hill of Buckman about some of their control system retrofits that they can do. Allen Hall: And then we talk about GM. Yes, the GM and the United States makes all the automobiles is investing in multi turbine technology. Interesting development. We're also  Joel Saxum: gonna talk about a consortium of energy producers in the United States that are putting together $6 billion to invest into someone to make them solar panels here. Joel Saxum: All right, Rosemary.  Allen Hall: Palm tree, wind turbines. I know this is gonna go right to your design engineering instincts. So the university of Colorado, sorry, Colorado university Boulder, which is a  Joel Saxum: beautiful place. Gotta get it right. Get it right. It's a very beautiful place.  Allen Hall: It has a great, it's a great campus by the way. Allen Hall: They're they're doing some research there with, in the United States where they're looking at basically backward wind turbines. what I mean backward wind turbines is the blades are in the back and the cells in the front. And instead of having three blades they've are using two blades. And the, the rationale behind this is that in theory makes them more hurricane resistant, tolerant to big wind gusts. Allen Hall: Now, I, I don't understand that part of it, but it's and Rosemary, this is where you can help us a little bit. Mm-hmm so the blades are supposedly are lighter. They need to be, they can be more flexible because there's less chance they're gonna run into the tower. Yes in the reverse situation. Okay. But that's the claim to fame is with the tube bladed system with. Allen Hall: Pointing backwards. So when turning pointing backwards that they could handle much higher wind speeds and then it would make them possib...

    Canna Cribs Podcast
    1st North American Cannabis PhD talks Post-Harvest: Drying, Curing, Trimming (E20)

    Canna Cribs Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 72:10


    Subscribe for more amazing videos! ►https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJg... Visit Growers House for your cultivation needs. https://growershouse.com/?aff=2 You can join the forum and learn more about growing at: Growers Network Check out our Canna Cribs website where you can watch full episodes and more! Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cannacribs https://www.instagram.com/growersnetwork Canna Cribs Consulting on the interwebs! https://www.instagram.com/cannacribs/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Table of Contents 00:00 Opening ___________________________________________________What's in the Interview? Introduce yourself? What's your origin story? How long consulting? Cannabis or other crops as well? Sostanza/Canna Cribs consulting? Talk about your contribution to the book. The chapter opens up with a warning about “ineffective post-harvest procedures…” Can you elaborate a bit on which specific procedures/techniques growers might get wrong or not KNOW they should be doing? A question we see on the GN forum a lot is about timing of your harvest, growers wondering how they know when their plants have reached maturity and are ready for harvest.. What's your recommendation? Trichome heads? Go by a calendar? What are some of the factors that can influence maturing times? Cultivar difference, Environment, controlled stress, Flushing What do we mean by controlled stress? What are the techniques and how far can a grower go without applying too much pressure? Let's talk about trimming…! From your experience consulting… Is bucking necessary? What advantages does it offer the grower? Is this more of a strategy for collecting biomass for processing? Do you see a benefit of hand trimming over machine or vice versa? What's the ideal use case for each? Same with Wet vs Dry trim? Speaking of dry trimming, let's just explore the drying process a bit… How can a grower mitigate spoilage in drying? What types of problems are going to “Crop Up” in a poorly executed drying process? How does this relate to preserving the quality of your cannabis? What are your recommended parameters? There are many ways to dry a plant… What's the best way to measure your moisture content? What are some different methods you've seen? Hang Drying? Any specific advantages or disadvantages? Screen Drying Any specific advantages or disadvantages? Whole plant dry versus cuttings? Any specific advantages or disadvantages? More growers are using technology to help dry their plants. Can we talk about… Conveyer drying? How does this work? Freeze Drying? How does this work? Do you risk drying too quickly? Vacuum Oven Drying How common is this method? How does it work? We've seen growers who combined dry and cure, and even a few who would say curing is unnecessary - What are your thoughts? What makes a “good” cure? What kind of abiotic variables need to be considered when curing? What's your recommended method for curing? OK, you we did all this work to make sure we had the best post-harvest period possible for our plants - what's the best way to store it? C-vault style container? Mylar? Something else? Anything else you'd like to talk about that we didn't get to mention? Future plans? Consulting work? More books? ________________________________________________________________________________ #cannacribs #treez #cannacribs #Cannacribsconsulting #grodan #greenbroz #hlg #horticulturelightinggroup #athenaag #athenanutrients #growingcannabis #growingmarijuana #medicalmarijuana #marijuana #howtogrowweed #smoke #weed #smokingweed #maryjane #customgrow420 #qualitycontrol #awardwinning #organiccannabis #podcast #agriculture #cannacribspodcast #cannabisresearch #cannacribswebsite #growingexposed #podcast #DNA #cultivar #strain #breeding #canopymanagement #northamerica #consultant #consulting #drying #curing #postharvest

    WAM
    #206 Lessons from the Front End and the Back End of the Manufacturing Business with Tammy Casteel

    WAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:40


    Today's guest has worked in both the front end and the back end of the manufacturing business and has gained valuable insights from both. Tammy Casteel is a plant manager for Iconex, the world's leading provider of receipt and innovative label solutions. They create value for their customers by enhancing transaction recording, ensuring order accuracy, and improving operational efficiency. Tammy has been with the company for over 13 years, working in a variety of different roles, including sales support team leader, customer service manager, North American supply chain manager, and most recently, plant manager. Today, she joins us to share what she has learned through this diverse range of experiences. Tuning in, you'll hear about what Tammy has gained from some of her career mentors, how she manages to be an effective manager in a very male-dominated industry, and her advice to young women considering a career in manufacturing. To find out how to keep your customers happy in the face of supply chain issues, how to get the most out of your employees through gratitude, and to learn more from Tammy's wisdom and experience, tune in today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WAM
    #206 Lessons from the Front End and the Back End of the Manufacturing Business with Tammy Casteel

    WAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:40


    Today's guest has worked in both the front end and the back end of the manufacturing business and has gained valuable insights from both. Tammy Casteel is a plant manager for Iconex, the world's leading provider of receipt and innovative label solutions. They create value for their customers by enhancing transaction recording, ensuring order accuracy, and improving operational efficiency. Tammy has been with the company for over 13 years, working in a variety of different roles, including sales support team leader, customer service manager, North American supply chain manager, and most recently, plant manager. Today, she joins us to share what she has learned through this diverse range of experiences. Tuning in, you'll hear about what Tammy has gained from some of her career mentors, how she manages to be an effective manager in a very male-dominated industry, and her advice to young women considering a career in manufacturing. To find out how to keep your customers happy in the face of supply chain issues, how to get the most out of your employees through gratitude, and to learn more from Tammy's wisdom and experience, tune in today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Italian American Podcast
    IAP 238: Joe Avati On Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine... Unless You've Got the Malocchio! (Part 2)

    The Italian American Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 51:43


    When we scored an interview with famed Italo-Australian comedian Joe Avati, we figured we would be lucky to get 45 minutes with the man many credit with creating a worldwide Italian comedy revolution. In fact, we ended up spending two hours in deep discussion with the man known around the world as the “Italian Seinfeld!" On this week's episode of the Italian American Podcast, we're bringing you Part 2 of this fascinating discussion, commercial-free, and picking up right where last week's episode left off with an exploration of “Cancel Culture” in the comedy world, and why Italian stereotyping might be one of the last acceptable subjects of ethnic humor. Plus, we'll look at whether or not there is some truth to the cliches that are oftentimes associated with our community, why many of us feel so connected to our Italian roots even when we are generations removed from our immigrant ancestors, American “assimilation” versus Australian “integration," and why Italian identity appeals so deeply to the many varied peoples who have a stake in it. We'll share some laughs exploring the relationship between Italians and Greeks, and why so many of us root for Italy against our own countries when the World Cup rolls around! If you enjoyed Part 1 of this impassioned interview, you won't want to miss the thoughtful conclusion of our afternoon with the one-and-only Joe Avati! For more information on Joe's North American tour, click here!

    Pokésports: A Competitive Pokémon Podcast
    121 - North American International Championships 2022

    Pokésports: A Competitive Pokémon Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 52:42


    It's time for North America's biggest Pokémon tournament, NAIC2022! As is our new tradition, we're in-person in Ohio, playing yet another new game we've made up. Before that, we give a full breakdown of NAIC, talking about our runs, the general vibe of the place, and of course about the many people we met along the way. If you were one of the people we saw at NAIC, make sure you keep in touch! We were so happy to meet so many of you. Make sure you check out Pokesports.org for an upcoming blog post about the event!

    The Future of Supply Chain: a Dynamo Ventures Podcast
    #130: Bringing Greater Sustainability Into North American Trucking with Daniel Burrows of Truck Labs

    The Future of Supply Chain: a Dynamo Ventures Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 29:07


    Highlights from their conversation include:About Truck Labs (1:18)The Daniel Burrows story (2:50)The one-on-one of “truck wings” (4:34)A new software product for fleets (11:01)Founder advice for selling technology to fleets (13:33)Daniel's opinion on the debate (21:46)New business opportunities (25:31)Dynamo is a VC firm led by supply chain and mobility specialists that focus on seed-stage, enterprise startups.Find out more at: https://www.dynamo.vc/.

    TonysTake
    277S - The North American World Cup

    TonysTake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 39:08


    It's episode 277 and the World Cup is coming to a bunch of North American cities. In 2026. We also talk about Freddie's emotional return to Atlanta before focusing on the NBA. The draft is done and now we're onto free agency which will be interesting.

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    The Mix Chicago Flash Briefings
    Lizzo Carpool Karaoke, Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer, Mandy Moore Cancels Tour

    The Mix Chicago Flash Briefings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 1:04


    Lizzo made her debut on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke. The Sanderson Sisters are back in the first 'Hocus Pocus 2' trailer. Mandy Moore cancels the remaining dates on her North American tour.

    GGB Magazine Podcast
    Hector Fernandez

    GGB Magazine Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:08


    A recent restructuring of divisions of Aristocrat Technologies established three sections devoted to iGaming, social gaming and land-based gaming. Hector Fernandez was elevated to CEO of the gaming division at that time. He joined Aristocrat in 2018 as CFO for the Americas and EMEA after a long career in finance. With Aristocrat producing many of the most popular casino games, Fernandez could just steer the ship, but he understands that to stay on top, the company must continue to lead with innovation and compassion. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the company's Las Vegas headquarters in May. (See video below). You've been president and now CEO of  Aristocrat Gaming for about two years now. What's the most important thing you learned during that time here at Aristocrat? Hector Fernandez: It's all about our people. At the end of the day, every single thing we've accomplished over the last two years is because of our people and their resilience. Their commitment to the business. Our commitment back to them. And overall, quite frankly, it's about picking the right people, setting the right expectations, setting the right rewards system, and setting the right accountability metrics. At your last earnings call, Aristocrat Gaming produced a 41 percent increase in profits, and more impressively on your part, it was a 61 percent increase in the North American market, which, of course, you're responsible for. How did you do that? We talked about this through the pandemic—this concept that companies that continue to invest through economic shocks can actually leapfrog the competitors. And it's one of the things that we, as a business, understood was important. We were fortunate that we had a strong balance sheet, and we just continued our D&D investment. If you look at the number of games that we sold for the half, it was an all-time record half for us. It really is a byproduct of the choices we've made through the pandemic, starting with being there for our customers, through our Aristocrat Assist program. As we saw the world start coming back, we realized that there were going to be some supply chain challenges because those companies had kind of hunkered down, not spending as much money. So we saw that early on, and one of the things that we did is we were aggressive and took long positions of inventory. If you look at our results for the half, the reason we were able to fulfill all that demand, and the reason we had a very profitable business is because of our forward investment into inventory, that proved to be the right decision. You've got a financial background. How does that help you manage the successful bottom line but also the creative side? Having a finance background allows me to worry a lot less about the numbers on a day-to-day basis. I think when folks come up through different paths without a finance background, that's where they have to spend the vast majority of their time because it's a very hard skillset, and it requires a lot of experience. What really helped me is I've been able to spend more of my time on our people and our customers, and far less time on the P&L, if you will. Because within a 15-minute meeting, I can have a grasp of what's happening, and what the future kind of looks like, based on trends, without having to spend hours of discussions. Aristocrat has had a lot of breakthrough products over the last few years, the Buffalo series and Lightning Link, just to name the two that are most copied in the industry. How important are these products to the success of the company? They are the backbone of what we've been able to build. If you think about Aristocrat seven or 10 years ago, if you think about our entry into the U.S., we were not anywhere in the top five. We were able to take some of the lessons from the Australian market, which is where our roots are. A lot of the products that have been successful there, a lot of the math that has been successful there, some of the volatility from a game performance standpoint, we were able to bring it to this market, and over time, really accelerate the growth. So, today we're the undeniable No. 1 player globally, not just in the lease market, but also now in the for-sale market. And it's really behind these investments and some of these proprietary brands that we have built over time. One of the new products we launched almost a year ago was Buffalo Link. And Buffalo Link is essentially Buffalo, with Lightning Link math behind it, and we believed it would be a fantastic combination. It was the most-anticipated game. It was the fastest-ramping game we've ever put out there. And we continue to have installs out in the marketplace. And so that's been a very important part of our portfolio, this diversification element. We were at the groundbreaking of your new manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada in April. There were over 100 employees there that will work in that building and they were clearly excited. How gratifying is that? Honestly, every day I wake up—particularly in this new role—there's over 4,000 families that depend on the decisions that our team makes and that's the first thing I think about. And I think that people can feel that. People can feel that commitment for their personal well-being, their personal progression—the ability to create wealth over a lifetime of work. And they give us that love back. This is what I love about coming to the office—that gives me a ton of energy. It makes it so we want to win every day. And we want to win the right way.

    EWN - Engineering With Nature
    Introducing the EWN On The Road Feature Podcast

    EWN - Engineering With Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 17:57


    Welcome to Episode 5! Today we're kicking off the summer season with a road trip! Host Sarah Thorne is joined by Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Lead of the Engineering With Nature® Program to talk about a new podcast mini-series. Over the past 2 years, Todd has been traveling across the country to visit people, places, and projects and he's been reflecting on his experiences by writing a travel blog. We're bringing highlights from the EWN On The Road blog to a podcast format—easy listening for summer travelers! In the summer of 2021, Todd and his wife and the unofficial EWN driver, Anita, traveled across 14 states from Mississippi to Montana and back in what Todd calls the Heartland Tour. “It was mind-altering for me,” Todd says. “It's so important to me, and I think to most of us, to put ourselves in places and in contexts to stimulate our minds, our creativity, and our thinking. Over the course of a month and 5,547 miles, it just changed the way I thought about the land, the landscape, nature, the relationship of people to nature, what we've done in the past collectively to nature, and what we need to do to remedy our relationship with nature.” During the trip, Todd was posting his thoughts and observations to the EWN On The Road page on the EWN website. “I've had the opportunity, really the blessing, professionally to have traveled extensively, not only across the United States, but in other countries around the world, to see projects incorporating nature-based solutions and natural infrastructure—what we talk about as Engineering With Nature—in a whole variety of places and to talk with the people who made those projects happen. I became increasingly convinced that I needed to share those experiences with others so, in a sense, they can also participate in those experiences and that learning that I was able to engage in by being there and having my feet on the ground or in the water and seeing those projects.” Todd describes how he was struck by the vast agricultural landscapes and the relationships between the land, the communities, and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. And he appreciated the opportunity to visit with USACE colleagues, including Eddie Brauer (St. Louis District, Heartland Tour Stop #3) and David Crane (Omaha District, Heartland Tour Stop #6) the two USACE Riverine EWN Practice Leads, whose work and projects represent the future of sustainable infrastructure development. In the winter of 2022, Todd and Anita headed out on the Southwest Swing, traveling nearly 8,000 miles through 8 states to visit more people, places, and projects, including Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, which is at its lowest level in its history, an alarming indication of the megadrought that has gripped the Southwest. Its current water level is at 35% capacity, for a reservoir that supports 40 million people. Lake Powell upstream on the Colorado River is also at a historic low. A paper recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change highlights that this is the most intense drought in the region in 1200 years. Todd notes, “The need is intense to make use of new ways—natural infrastructure—to address the cycles of drought and flooding that occur in the Southwest.” The California Swing in 2021 and continuing in 2022 makes a personal connection for Todd who was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California. As discussed on previous EWN Podcast episodes S3E8 and S3E9 with author Mark Arax, the water infrastructure story of California, as Todd notes, “is complex and impressive on any scale. It is the most complex water engineering of any place in the world and has created the $50 billion California agricultural powerhouse.” With that comes unprecedented challenges—social, environmental, and economic. Todd delves into these challenges and associated opportunities in upcoming EWN On The Road podcasts. During this summer's EWN On The Road podcast mini-series Todd reflects on his 13,000 miles of travel across the country: “Maybe during this holiday time over the summer, listeners will be stimulated to think beyond the interstate—get off road and think about what they see and their relationship personally, or collectively with their community, with nature and how improving that can serve the greater good.” Related Links EWN Website ERDC Website Todd Bridges at EWN Todd Bridges at LinkedIn EWN On The Road EWN On The Road: The Heartland Tour EWN On The Road: The California Swing EWN Implementation Cadre Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021 – Nature Climate Change Journal EWN Podcast S2E7: EWN Collaboration with the California Department of Water Resources EWN Podcast S3E8: The Dreamt Land – California Water, Sustainability, and EWN EWN Podcast S3E9: The Dreamt Land – Rebalancing the System EWN Podcast S4E2: High Energy Roundtable with the EWN Practice Leads

    TNT Radio
    Dana M. Lyon on The James Breslo Show - 28 June 2022

    TNT Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 55:47


    GUEST OVERVIEW: Two-time NCAA javelin champion and Academy record holder Dana (Pounds) Lyon is in her fifth season as an assistant coach for the Air Force track and field team. Lyon, who joined the coaching staff in October 2017 after four years in the Academy's strength and conditioning department, oversees coaching duties for the Air Force throwers, as well as managing the strength and conditioning program for the full squad. Although her first season coaching the full complement of throws was shortened by the cancellation of the outdoor season, Lyon still saw her two of her athletes impact the Academy's all-time standings during the indoor season, as Meghan Carbiener accounted for the fifth-best women's weight throw distance in Academy history (54'10¾”) and Jaret Prete broke the men's Freshman Class Record in that event four times, en route to a fourth-place throw of 57'3½” at the Mountain West Indoor Championships. Last season, Nick Oesterling was an NCAA Qualifier in the javelin throw and three throwers earned all-conference honors at the MW Outdoor Championships, while Hayden Bullock (180'9” in the discus, fifth) and Prete (193'1” in the hammer, eighth) debuted on Air Force's Outdoor Top 10 and Addyson Smith improved her all-time standing in the shot put, weight throw and hammer throw multiple times during the year. Lyon spent her first two seasons on staff focusing on the javelin. She saw four different athletes qualify to the NCAA West Preliminary during those two years, while Parker Spearman picked up a pair of runner-up finishes at the MW Outdoor Championships and the men accounted for four of the top six finishes in that event at the 2018 championship. Lyon also helped Spearman improve to No. 2 on the Academy's all-time standings (228'4”), while five teammates also surpassed the 200-foot barrier. On the women's side, Lyon coached Liz Jarvis to the 10th-best distance in program history (143'8”). Lyon, who graduated from USAFA in 2006 with a degree in systems engineering management, captured back-to-back NCAA titles in the javelin, was a three-time All-American, three-time MW champion and three-time all-conference selection. As a senior, she registered an Academy- and conference-record throw of 195'8" -- a distance that also accounted for the best collegiate throw in the nation during the 2006 season. In addition to her achievements against NCAA competition, Lyon captured a pair of titles at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships during that span. Following graduation, Lyon served two terms on the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (2006-08, 2012-14). She claimed the national title in the javelin at the 2007 USATF Outdoor Championships and capped that year with a fourth-place finish at the Pan Am Games and a spot on the World Championship team in Osaka, Japan. In addition, Lyon was the runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials – finishing just two inches shy of making the Olympic Team. Lyon, who spent the 2014-17 seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and Physical Education instructor at the Academy, separated from the Air Force in 2017 to pursue a full-time coaching career with the Falcons. A certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Lyon worked with men's and women's cross country, women's basketball and women's soccer during those years in the strength and conditioning department, while also assisting with men's and women's track and field. She helped train members of four Mountain West championship teams (three track and field, one cross country) and 12 All-Americans. Prior to returning to the Academy, she served as an acquisitions officer (2008-10 at Hill AFB, Utah; 2012-14 at Peterson AFB, Colo.) and completed one combat tour in Afghanistan (2013). Lyon, who received a master's in sports business/management administration from Liberty University in 2014, is a member of the Air Force Athletics Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

    I'm A Millionaire! So Now What?
    EP232 Running films like corporations

    I'm A Millionaire! So Now What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 39:55


    Today on ‘I'm a Millionaire! So Now What?”, say hello to Sergio Navarretta, an internationally recognized, award-winning director who is fiercely passionate about bringing meaningful content to the screen. He draws inspiration from Italian neorealism and considers his work an exploration of the human condition.   Navarretta made his directorial debut with “Looking for Angelina”, a true crime feature that tells the story of one of the most sensational murder cases in North American history.   Sergio and I dive into:  

    NGI's Hub & Flow
    Growth Ahead: North American Natural Gas Marketer Ranking Roundup - Q12022

    NGI's Hub & Flow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:47


    In this latest installment of Hub & Flow, Senior Markets Editor Kevin Dobbs delves into NGI's quarterly natural gas marketer rankings, looking ahead to assess the natural gas supply/demand picture for the balance of 2022. Top North American natural gas marketers collectively boosted sales volumes in 1Q2022, gaining ground amid robust domestic activity and an acceleration of global demand for exports of LNG, according to NGI's quarterly tally.

    Relentless Growth
    EP 104: Don't be a Prisoner in Your Own Business with CEO/Coaching Client, Mario Kroll

    Relentless Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 69:16


    Oftentimes, entrepreneurs choose their path to avoid the tyranny of overbearing employers. Why, then, do so many become their own terrible boss? Joining us today to share his open-minded, openhearted perspective is our very own coaching client, Mario Kroll. Mario has a fascinating background, from serving in the US Army JAG Corps to founding Wargamer, rebooting and leading Kalypso Media's North American and Asian video game publishing business, and finally founding the impressively successful gaming PR and marketing company, UberStrategist. In this episode, you'll find out how Mario overcame the entrepreneurial myth, stepped back, and empowered his team to exercise their expertise. You'll also learn about Mario's mindfulness practices and how coaching assisted his personal transformation, as well as how it continues to benefit both him and his team. Mario is someone who has dared to follow his passions and look within, and today, he fills us in on how he has mastered the four-day work week and how he aims to guide his employees to unlock the answers, rather than simply telling them what to do. Tune in to hear Mario's inspiring journey, and to find out how you too can avoid being a prisoner in your own business! Key Points From This Episode:Introducing Chris' coaching client, Mario Kroll, CEO of UberStrategist.UberStrategist's impressive word-of-mouth referral rate.The exponential growth UberStrategist has seen and Mario's ambitious goals for 2022.Mario's inspiring story of personal growth, from divorce and bankruptcy to immense success.Resources for those struggling with addiction.How coaching has assisted Mario's transformation.Mario's goal to create opportunities for others with his business.What he attributes his success to: luck, reputation, and empowering others!How Mario overcame the entrepreneurial myth, stepped back, and empowered his team. Mario's recommended books.How coaching and mindfulness practices have shifted his mindset.What prevents entrepreneurs from keeping things simple, fun, and easy.Mario's advice for other business owners: take inventory of your successes and define your own metrics of success.How Mario's mindfulness practice has influenced his business.How both Mario and his team have benefited from Chris' coaching.The debilitating nature of perfectionism.Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Mario Kroll on LinkedInMario Kroll on InstagramMario Kroll EmailUberStrategistUberStrategist OpportunitiesWargamerKalypso MediaDr. Adi JaffeThe E-Myth RevisitedWho Not HowChris GoodmanGoodman Coaching ApplicationGoodman Coaching Inc 

    Innovation in Compliance with Tom Fox
    Messaging Through a Great Culture with Richard Blank

    Innovation in Compliance with Tom Fox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:54


    Richard Blank is the founder, CEO, and head bilingual trainer at Costa Rica's Call Center, a business process outsourcing (BPO) telemarketing company. They offer outbound and inbound telemarketing solutions of the highest quality. Tom Fox welcomes him to this week's show to talk about Costa Rica's Call Center, how they help their clients, why he opened a call center in Costa Rica, and how to lead a successful call center in a foreign country.  The Core of Costa Rica's Call Center Tom asks Richard why he decided to open a call center in Costa Rica and how the term “Learning through the Proletariat” influenced his business model. Richard explains that as a CEO who works among people, you learn the importance of training and keeping your employees and customers. “One thing that I heard most sitting amongst people that are in a call center industry is that they feel expendable,” he tells Tom. To counteract this, he invests in his employees' careers by promoting them and teaching them English so that they have pride and security in their job. Additionally, he has several retro arcade game machines that allow the employees to meet colleagues from other departments, and to relax, “or even hang out with el jefe”. He explains that this creates a safe, enjoyable workplace culture and an atmosphere of trust and institutional fairness. BPO Telemarketing Outsource Company Tom asks Richard to define a BPO telemarketing outsourcing company. BPO stands for business process outsourcing, and it is done in several parts of the world, including the Philippines where it is known as offshore. However, since Costa Rica is so close to the United States, it is considered a near-shore outsourcing company. “[That] could be either a blended or mixed center where they work on multiple accounts; usually it's for overflowing and answering service,” he explains. Every one of Costa Rica's Call Center's agents is assigned to and works specifically for a client. He explains why having a brick-and-mortar call center is more beneficial for them versus being completely remote: problems like Internet redundancy and electricity failure plague remote workers, while at the in-person center, there are multiple tools and resources to hedge technical difficulties. Nearshoring and Outsourcing Tom asks why Richard chose Costa Rica for a BPO center and what's the difference in having a company in essentially the same time zone as the US. Richard describes Costa Rica's ideal location, and that it's a democratic society with no standing army. In addition, the country's literacy rate is 95%, and it has the best infrastructure in Central America. They also have highly skilled and experienced workers, some of whom have lived in the US and have dual citizenship. Furthermore, clients like the fact that agents are attuned to the North American market. It is also a safe place to visit for tourism. Resources  Richard Blank | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube    Costa Rica's Call Center | Facebook

    NHL Draft Class
    S4: Top prospects: Conor Geekie, Joakim Kemell & Simon Nemec

    NHL Draft Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 40:20


    Conor Geekie (4:53) of Winnipeg of the Western Hockey League, No. 5 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, joins hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to discuss his season, his skating ability and basement battles with two older brothers. Joakim Kemell (19:49), No. 2 in Central Scouting's International ranking, also joins the show to discuss his season, recovering from his shoulder injury and where he plans to play next season, and Simon Nemec (30:14) from Nitra in Slovakia visits to discuss why he should be the first defenseman taken in the 2022 NHL Draft.

    Locked On Devils - Daily Podcast On The New Jersey Devils
    2022 NHL Draft Prospect: Charlie Wright (Defenseman - Saskatoon Blades - WHL)...Potential New Jersey Devil

    Locked On Devils - Daily Podcast On The New Jersey Devils

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:07


    Today, I am accompanied by NHL Draft prospect Charlie Wright. He is an Alberta native and currently plays for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. He is currently in the 142nd position on NHL.com's final prospect ranking for North American skaters. He is a potential target to be drafted by the New Jersey Devils. Follow Charlie on Twitter: @CharlieWright47 http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?cat=1&dpid=153499&sort=lastName&year=2022 Subscribe to Locked On Devils! Follow me on Twitter: @treymatt4 Follow the show on Twitter: @LockedOnDevils Listen to Locked On Devils: https://linktr.ee/LockedOnDevils 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BE with Champions
    Matt Hanson - Professional Triathlete and Coach 5x Ironman/5x 70.3 champion Owner of MHRacing

    BE with Champions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 65:11


    Today I am joined by one of the greatest Ironman athletes in the world. He's currently ranked 8th on the PTO World rankings and has been steadily making his way up this list for many years.   Dr. Matt Hanson is a professional triathlete and coach for triathletes, cyclists and runners. He has an extensive background as an athlete and is highly-educated in all things sports-related.   He's quietly gone about the job of winning major Ironman's, including 4 North American titles. Combine that with his multitude of half-Ironman wins and you start to see the incredible foundation he has built.   As an athlete, Matt comes from a wrestling background, but running has always a been a passion of his. In 2014, his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 run course records and won Ironman Chattanooga. He has since tallied 10 professional wins. He also owns the fastest ever marathon off the bike with a 2:34.   With his background as a Professor of Sports Science, his natural ability to run a fast marathon in an Ironman, and his discipline and determination, I have him on course to become one of the true greats.   Show Sponsor AnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/MattHansonTri   Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show"   Find Matt Hanson on social media: Twitter: @MattHanson Facebook: Facebook Instagram: Matt Hanson Tri YouTube: Matt Hanson web: Website Training Peaks: Matthew Hanson Coaching   Timestamps 0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising 5:56 - Altitude v. Humidity when it comes to training and racing. 7:52 - 2022 has been a solid year - Matt talks us through this year after having a quiet year in 2021 where he came 2nd to Bart Aernouts in 70.3 IM Florida and ran out of real estate and 4th at Clash Daytona. 16:04 - Matt explains how after a bought of heat stroke in Kona he now loses over 20lbs during a race. The challenge is to stay hydrated to ensure his sweat rate is maintained. 18:11 - The Champions Mindset of Matt realises that he has to improve to keep up with the math of performance. Greg and Matt discuss where the numbers sit currently, and how they have changed in the past decade. 21:25 - There's no place to be when it comes to giving up time ... the fella's talk how running shoes have played a significant part to performance. 24:58 - Greg and Matt 'rewind the clock' and discuss Matt's early connection and inspiration in sport. How he set 50 goals and developed his passion for triathlon. Surprisingly, owning a monkey came close to triathlon on Matt's set of goals. 31:57 - Matt explains the moment when he decided to go 'all in' on triathlon, effectively giving up his tenure as a Professor. Academic tenure is a system of strong job protection that virtually guarantees a university professor will never be fired. 43:09 - Matt is coached by Julie Dibens and Matt Botchel. He explains the training process and schedule in Boulder. 45:40 - Matt talks through his pre race training schedule, including how he test his nutrition plan going into a race. 47:22 - The hard lessons learned. 54:04 - Who can stop the Norwegians? 58:50 - Rapid fire Q&A;   1. Best and worst subjects at school? 2. What are you currently watching on Netflix? 3. First car you owned. 4. Two most-used apps on your phone? 5. What time of day are you most productive? 6. First job? 7. Summer or winter? 8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life? 9. Which decade of music is the best?   1:03:01 - What is instore for Matt Hanson in 2022 and beyond? 1:04:33 - Interview concludes.

    Who ARTed
    Shigeru Miyamoto | Mario

    Who ARTed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 36:18


    In 1979, after some modest success a Japanese video game company opened an office in America. They started off in New York but eventually moved to Seattle. They wanted to break into the new North American market, but the game sales were lackluster. The head of the American division tried to keep them afloat and asked for more talent to be sent over from Japan. Most people at the top were involved in other projects, but they were able to find a young artist who was willing to develop a new game. His name was Shigeru Miyamoto and while he had not yet created a videogame, he would go on to create the flagship game became the symbol of the company and really home gaming. In the early days the character was a carpenter named jumpman. Then one day the landlord for the American offices came in to yell about how the rent was late and the staff thought he looked like their character so they started referring to Jumpman by a new name. They called him Mario. My guest this week is Matthew Bliss, host of The Dead Drop, a podcast sharing the latest video game news. It publishes twice a week and you can find him at www.deaddroppod.com Who ARTed is an Airwave Media Podcast. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok Support the show: Merch from TeePublic | Make a Donation As always you can find images of the work being discussed at www.WhoARTedPodcast.com and of course, please leave a rating or review on your favorite podcast app. You might hear it read out on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
    Podcast #92: Alterra Mountain Company CEO Rusty Gregory

    The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 91:45


    To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on June 25. Free subscribers got it on June 28. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoRusty Gregory, CEO of Alterra Mountain Company, owner of the Ikon PassRecorded onJune 23, 2022About Alterra Mountain CompanyOwned by: KSL Capital and Henry Crown and CompanyAbout the Ikon PassHere’s a breakdown of all the ski areas that are party to Alterra’s Ikon Pass:Why I interviewed himIn its first five years, Alterra has gotten just about everything right – or about as right as any ski company can as it Starfoxes its way through an asteroid belt filled with Covid and empowered workers and shattered supply chains and The Day After Tomorrow weather patterns and an evolving social fabric and the sudden realization by U.S. Americans that there’s such a thing as outside. The company changed the name of one of America’s iconic resorts, managed a near meltdown of its Pacific Northwest anchor, met Covid as well as it could, and continually tweaked Ikon Pass access tiers to avoid overwhelming partner mountains while still offering skiers good value. Oh, and adding Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Chamonix, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Schweitzer, Red Mountain, Mt. Bachelor, and Windham to the pass – all since Covid hit.If it’s all seemed a little improvisational and surprising, that’s because it has been. “I have a great propensity for enjoying chaos and anarchy,” Gregory tells me in the podcast. That explains a lot. In the frantic weeks after Covid zipped North American skiing shut in March 2020, angry skiers demanded concessions for lost spring skiing. Vail released, all at once, an encyclopedic Epic Pass credit plan, which metered discounts based upon number of days skied and introduced an “Epic Coverage” program that secured your investment in the event of everything from a Covid resurgence to the death of a beloved houseplant. Alterra, meanwhile, spun its plan together in four dispatches weeks apart – a renewal discount here, a deferral policy there, an extension six weeks later. “We’re continuing to strengthen our offerings,” Gregory told me on the podcast mid-way through this staggered rollout.In other words, Dude, just chill. We’ll get it right. Whether they ultimately did or not – with their Covid response or anything else – is a bit subjective. But I think they’ve gotten more right than wrong. There was nothing inevitable about Alterra or the Ikon Pass. Vail launched the Epic Pass in 2008. It took a decade for the industry to come up with an effective response. The Mountain Collective managed to gather all the best indies into a crew, but its reach was limited, with just two days at each partner. M.A.X. Pass, with five days per partner, got closer, but it was short on alpha mountains such as Jackson Hole or Snowbird (it did feature Big Sky, Copper, Steamboat, and Winter Park) and wasn’t a season pass to any ski area. The Ikon Pass knitted together an almost impossible coalition of competitors into a coherent product that was an actual Epic Pass equal. Boyne, Powdr, and the ghosts of Intrawest joining forces was a bit like the Mets and the Red Sox uniting to take on the Yankees. It was – and is – an unlikely coalition of competitors fused around a common cause.The Ikon Pass was a great idea. But so was AOL-Time Warner – or so it seemed at the time. But great things, combined, do not always work. They can turn toxic, backfire, fail. Five years in, Alterra and Ikon have, as Gregory tells me, “dramatically exceeded our expectations in every metric for the fifth year in a row.” While Rusty is allergic to credit, he deserves a lot. He understands how complex and unruly and unpredictable skiing and the ski industry is. He came up under the tutelage of the great and feisty Dave McCoy, founder of the incomparable and isolated Mammoth Mountain, that snowy California kingdom that didn’t give a damn what anyone else was doing. He understood how to bring people together while allowing them to exist apart. That’s not easy. I can’t get 10 people to agree to a set of rules at a tailgate cornhole tournament (the beer probably doesn’t help). Everyone who loves the current version of lift-served skiing – which can deliver a skier to just about any chairlift in the United States on a handful of passes (and that’s definitely not all of you), and has inspired an unprecedented wave of ski area re-investment – owes Gregory at least a bit of gratitude.What we talked aboutThe accidental CEO; Alterra’s “first order of business was to do no harm”; Rusty’s mindset when the Ikon Pass launched; the moment when everyone began believing that the Ikon Pass would work; reflections on the first five years of Alterra and Ikon; the challenges of uniting far-flung independent ski areas under one coalition; “every year we have to make the effort to stay together”; the radically idiosyncratic individualism of Dave McCoy; what it means that Ikon has never lost a partner – “there’s no points in life for losing friends”; Alterra doesn’t like the Ikon Base Plus Pass either; Covid shutdown PTSD; the long-term impact of Covid on skiing and the world; the risks of complacency around the Covid-driven outdoor boom; why Alterra’s next CEO, Jared Smith, comes from outside the ski industry; how the Ikon Pass and Alterra  needs to evolve; preserving the cultural quirks of individual mountains as Alterra grows and evolves under new leadership; “we dramatically exceeded our expectations in every metric for the fifth year in a row”; the importance of ceding local decisions to local resorts; “I have a great propensity for enjoying chaos and anarchy”; the current state of the labor market; Ikon Pass sales trends; “having too many people on the mountain at one time is not a great experience”; staying “maniacally guest-experience focused”; Crystal Mountain’s enormous pass price increase for next season; why Deer Valley and Alta moved off the Base Pass for next season; Mayflower, the resort coming online next to Deer Valley; the Ikon Session Pass as a gateway product; why Alterra pulled Mammoth, Palisades Tahoe, and Sugarbush off the Mountain Collective Pass; Sun Valley and Snowbasin joining Ikon; Ikon’s growing European network; whether Alterra would ever look to buy in Europe; “we’re making constant efforts” to sign new Ikon Pass partners; “we’re very interested in Pennsylvania”; I just won’t let the fact that KSL owns Blue and Camelback go; “Alterra needs to move at the right pace”; whether we will ever see more Ikon partners in the Midwest; why Alterra hasn’t bought a ski area since 2019; whether Alterra is bidding on Jay Peak; and thoughts on Rob Katz’s “growth NIMBYism” speech.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewGregory has been Alterra’s CEO for about four and a half years. That seems to be about four and a half years longer than he wanted the job. In 2017, he was enjoying retirement after four decades at Mammoth. As an investor in the nascent Alterra Mountain Company – a Frankenski made up of Mammoth, Palisades Tahoe, and the remains of Intrawest – he helped conduct a wide-reaching search for the company’s first CEO. He ended up with the job not through some deft power play but because the committee simply couldn’t find anyone else qualified to take it.His only plan, he said, was to do no harm. There are, as we have seen, plenty of ways to make multi-mountain ski conglomerates fail. Boyne alone has managed the trick over the extra long term (a fact that the company does not get nearly enough credit for). The years after Gregory took the job in February 2018 certainly tested whether Alterra and Ikon, as constructs, were durable beyond the stoke of first concept.They are. And he’s done. At 68, confined for the past half decade to a Denver office building, I get the sense that Gregory is ready to get away from his desk and back in the liftline (or maybe not – “I will be so pissed if I have to wait in a line,” he tells me on the podcast). He’s earned the break and the freedom. It’s someone else’s turn.That someone else, as we learned last month, will be Jared Smith, Alterra’s current president. Gregory will move into a vice chairman of the board role, a position that I suspect requires extensive on-the-ground snow reporting. Smith, who joined Alterra last year after nearly two decades with Live Nation/Ticketmaster, has plenty to prove. As I wrote in May:Gregory was the ultimate industry insider, a college football player-turned-liftie who worked at Mammoth for 40 years before taking the top job at Alterra in 2018. He’d been through the battles, understood the fickle nature of the ski biz, saved Mammoth from bankruptcy several times. Universally liked and respected, he was the ideal leader for Alterra’s remarkable launch, an aggressive and unprecedented union of the industry’s top non-Vail operators, wielding skiing’s Excalibur: a wintry Voltron called the Ikon Pass. That such disparate players – themselves competitors – not only came together but continued to join the Ikon Pass has no doubt been at least partly due to Gregory’s confidence and charisma.Smith came to Alterra last June after 18 years at Live Nation and Ticketmaster. I don’t know if he even skis. He is, by all accounts, a master of building products that knit consumers to experiences through technology. That’s a crucial skillset for Alterra, which must meet skiers on the devices that have eaten their lives. But technology won’t matter at all if the skiing itself suffers. Alterra has thrived as the anti-Vail, a conglomerate with an indie sheen. Will the Ikon Pass continue to tweak access levels to mitigate crowding? Will Alterra continue its mega-investments to modernize and gigantify its resorts? Can the company keep the restless coterie of Boyne, Powdr, Jackson Hole, Alta, Taos, A-Basin, Revelstoke, Red, and Schweitzer satisfied enough to stay united on a single pass? For Alterra, and for the Ikon Pass, these are the existential questions.I have been assured, by multiple sources, that Smith does, in fact, ski. And has an intuitive understanding of where consumers need to be, helping to transform Ticketmaster from a paper-based anachronism into a digital-first experience company. Covid helped accelerate skiing’s embrace of e-commerce. That, according to Gregory, is just the beginning. “Different times require different leadership, and Jared Smith is the right leader going forward,” Gregory tells me in the podcast.Alterra’s first five years were a proof of concept: can the Ikon Pass work? Yes. It works quite well. Now what? They’ve already thought of all the obvious things: buy more mountains, add more partners, play with discounts to make the thing attractive to loyalists and families. But how does Alterra sew the analogue joy that is skiing’s greatest pull into the digital scaffolding that’s hammering the disparate parts of our modern existence together? And how does it do that without compromising the skiing that must not suffer? Is that more difficult than getting Revelstoke and Killington and Taos to all suit up in the same jersey? It might be. But it was a good time to get Gregory on the line and see how he viewed the whole thing before he bounced.Questions I wish I’d askedEven though this went long, there were a bunch of questions I didn’t get to. I really wanted to ask how Alterra was approaching the need for more employee housing. I also wanted to push a little more on the $269 Steamboat lift tickets – like seriously there must be a better way. I also think blackout dates need to evolve as a crowding counter-measure, and Vail and Alterra both need to start thinking past holiday blackouts (as Indy has already done quite well). I’ve also been preoccupied lately with Alterra’s successive rolling out of megaprojects at Palisades Tahoe and Steamboat and Winter Park, and what that says about the company’s priorities. This also would have been a good time to check in on Alterra’s previously articulated commitments to diversity and the environment. These are all good topics, but Alterra has thus far been generous with access, and I anticipate ample opportunities to raise these questions with their leadership in the future.What I got wrongWell despite immense concentration and effort on my part, I finally reverted to my backwater roots and pronounced “gondola” as “gon-dole-ah,” a fact that is mostly amusing to my wife. Rusty and I vacillated between 61 million and 61.5 million reported U.S. skier visits last year. The correct number was 61 million. I also flip-flopped Vail’s Epic Pass sales number and stated at one point that the company had sold 1.2 million Epic Passes for the 2021-22 ski season. The correct number is 2.1 million – I did issue a midstream correction, but really you can’t clarify these things enough.Why you should consider an Ikon PassI feel a bit uncomfortable with the wording of this section header, but the “why you should ski X” section is a standard part of The Storm Skiing Podcast. I don’t endorse any one pass over any other – my job is simply to consider the merits and drawbacks of each. As regular readers know, pass analysis is a Storm pillar. But the Ikon Pass is uniquely great for a handful of reasons:An affordable kids’ pass. The Ikon Pass offers one of the best kids’ pass deals in skiing. Early-birds could have picked up a full Ikon Pass (with purchase of an adult pass) for children age 12 or under for $239. A Base Pass was $199. That’s insane. Many large ski areas – Waterville Valley, Mad River Glen – include a free kids pass with the purchase of an adult pass. But those are single-mountain passes. The Ikon lets you lap Stratton from your weekend condo, spend Christmas break at Snowbird, and do a Colorado tour over spring break. The bargain child’s pass is not as much of a differentiator as it once was – once Vail dropped Epic Pass prices last season, making the adult Epic Pass hundreds of dollars cheaper than an Ikon Pass, the adult-plus-kids pass equation worked out about the same for both major passes. Still, the price structures communicate plenty about Alterra’s priorities, and it’s an extremely strong message.A commitment to the long season. On April 23 this year, 21 Ikon partners still had lifts spinning. Epic passholders could access just nine resorts. That was a big improvement from the previous season, when the scorecard read 20-2 in favor of Ikon. Part of this is a coincidence – many of Alterra’s partners have decades-long histories of letting skiers ride out the snow: Killington, Snowbird, Arapahoe Basin, Sugarloaf. Others. But part of it is Alterra’s letting of big operational decisions to its individual resorts. If Crystal Mountain wants to stay open into June, Crystal Mountain stays open into June. If Stevens Pass has a 133-inch base on April 18… too bad. Closing day (in 2021) is April 18. The long season doesn’t matter to a lot of skiers. But to the ones it does matter to, it matters a lot. Alterra gets that.That lineup though… The Ikon Pass roster has been lights out from day one. But as the coalition has added partners, and as key mountains have migrated from Epic to Ikon, it has grown into the greatest collection of ski areas ever assembled. As I wrote in March:Whatever the reason is that Snowbasin and Sun Valley fled Epic, the ramifications for the North American multipass landscape are huge. So is Alterra’s decision to yank its two California flagships and its top-five New England resort off of the Mountain Collective. Those two moves gave the Ikon Pass the best top-to-bottom destination ski roster of any multi-mountain ski pass on the continent.Good arguments can still be made for the supremacy of the Epic Pass, which delivers seven days at Telluride and unlimited access to 10 North American megaresorts: Whistler, Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Park City, Crested Butte, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Breckenridge, plus Stowe, one of the top two or three ski areas in the Northeast.But many of Vail’s ski areas are small and regionally focused. I like Hunter and Jack Frost and Roundtop and Mount Brighton, Michigan, and their value as businesses is unquestioned, both because they are busy and because they draw skiers from rich coastal and Midwestern cities to the Mountain West. But the Epic Pass’ 40-some U.S. and Canadian mountains are, as a group, objectively less compelling than Ikon’s.The Ikon Pass now delivers exclusive big-pass access to Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth, Crystal Washington, Red Mountain, Deer Valley, Solitude, and Brighton, as well as a killer New England lineup of Killington, Stratton, Sugarbush, Sunday River, and Loon. The pass also shares big-mountain partners with Mountain Collective: Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Revelstoke, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Sugarloaf, Sun Valley, and Taos. For pure fall-line thrills and rowdy, get-after-it terrain, there is just no comparison on any other pass.In large parts of America, it’s become impossible to imagine not buying an Ikon Pass. The lineup is just too good. Epic still makes more sense in many circumstances. But for the neutral party, aimed primarily for big-mountain destinations in a city not defined by access to a local, the Ikon is telling a damn good story.Podcast NotesRusty and I talked a bit about the huge jump in Crystal’s pass price for next season. Here’s a more comprehensive look that I wrote in March, based on conversations with Crystal CEO Frank DeBerry and a number of local skiers.We also discuss Mayflower Mountain Resort, which is to be built adjacent to Deer Valley. Here’s a bit more about that project, which could offer 4,300 acres on 3,000 vertical feet. The developers will have to overcome the ski area’s relatively low elevation, which will be compounded by Utah’s larger water issues.Rusty explained why Alterra pulled Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth, and Sugarbush off the Mountain Collective pass ahead of next ski season. Here were my initial thoughts on that move. A tribute to Mammoth Mountain founder Dave McCoy, who died in 2020 at age 104:Previous Storm Skiing Podcasts with Rusty or Ikon Pass mountain leadersThe Summit at Snoqualmie President & GM Guy Lawrence – April 20, 2022Arapahoe Basin COO Alan Henceroth – April 14, 2022Big Sky President & COO Taylor Middleton – April 6, 2022Solitude President & COO Amber Broadaway – March 5, 2022The Highlands at Harbor Springs President & GM Mike Chumbler – Feb. 18, 2022Steamboat President & COO & Alterra Central Region COO Rob Perlman – Dec. 9, 2021Jackson Hole President Mary Kate Buckley – Nov. 17, 2021Crystal Mountain, Washington President & CEO Frank DeBerry – Oct. 22, 2021Boyne Mountain GM Ed Grice – Oct. 19, 2021Mt. Buller, Australia GM Laurie Blampied – Oct. 12, 2021Aspen Skiing Company CEO Mike Kaplan – Oct. 1, 2021Taos Ski Valley CEO David Norden – Sept. 16, 2021Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory – March 25, 2021Sunday River GM Brian Heon – Feb. 10, 2021Windham President Chip Seamans – Jan. 31, 2021Sugarbush President & GM John Hammond – Nov. 2, 2020Sugarloaf GM Karl Strand – Part 2 – Sept. 30, 2020Sugarloaf GM Karl Strand – Part 1 – Sept. 25, 2020Palisades Tahoe President & COO Ron Cohen – Sept. 4, 2020Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory – May 5, 2020Boyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – April 1, 2020Sunday River President & GM Dana Bullen – Feb. 14, 2020Loon Mountain President & GM Jay Scambio – Feb. 7, 2020Sugarbush President & COO Win Smith – Jan. 30, 2020Boyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – Nov. 21, 2019Killington & Pico President & GM Mike Solimano – Oct. 13, 2019Future Storm Skiing Podcasts scheduled with Ikon Pass mountainsBoyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – September 2022Sun Valley VP & GM Pete Sonntag – September 2022The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. 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