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PBS NewsHour - Segments
A delayed transportation infrastructure project moves forward in the Northeast Corridor

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 7:31


It's been called the most urgent infrastructure program in America -- but for decades, the Gateway Program has been on hold. The $30-billion project would see a dramatic upgrade to transportation infrastructure in the most heavily used section of the Northeast corridor rail system.A new tunnel under the Hudson River is a key element. Hari Sreenivasan reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

This Date in Weather History
2009: Early snowstorm dumps several inches on Northeast US

This Date in Weather History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 2:02


An early snowstorm dropped several inches of snow through portions of the Northeast on October 16, 2009. Normally snow during this time of year easily melts on most surfaces with ground and air temperatures usually above the freezing mark. To overcome this, in order for snow to pile up, it has to snow very hard and that is what it did. In Coudersport, PA 10” of snow fell. Other Pennsylvania cities like Wellsboro and Haneyville had 8” of snow. Nearly 3” fell in South Vestal, NY. Lesser amounts fell in other places, but in most of these areas early snowfall records were broken. Since the snow arrived this early there were still leaves on the trees leading to several power outages and downed tree limbs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Whitetail Distraction Podcast
Deer Slayer Series - Matt Talkington

The Whitetail Distraction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 72:36


In episode 96 of the podcast, we are continuing our Deer Slayer Series! This series will bring you tactics and stories from local (Northeast region) slayers! Our guest is Matt Talkington from Southern Ohio! Matt is an amazing representation of a deer slayer hunting in very tough terrain his entire life. He has years of great hunting experience and many different tactics to continuously get it done year after year on limited time on stand.  You can also follow along on IG @matt.talkington and @matttalkington on FB. Hope you all enjoy!   Looking for quality hunting clothing, but can't afford the "big name brands"? There is no substitute for comfort and performance from your clothing when grinding out your hunting seasons. Our newest partner, Skre Gear, www.skregear.com will change your entire thought process on substituting comfort for cost. They offer merino wool layering system, topped with extreme quality outer layers that stand up to the harshest conditions. Use code WDP20 to receive 20% off your first purchase with Skre! Also, take advantage of the giant sales going on right now!!!  If you want THE most badass broadheads on the market, head over to https://www.veteranip.com or give Matt and Cindy Futtere a call and tell them the Whitetail Distraction Podcast boys sent you. They are truly some of the best people in the business! The new Combat Veteran will cause major damage to the intended target as combat veterans are trained to do! Our choice for quality platforms, tree stands and camera arms led us to partner with Out on a Limb! We have been hanging and filming with his products for the last several years and they are very impressive. Matt Garis is as quality of a guy as they come and his passion shows in his products. We love his innovative drive and custom work to tailor to the customer needs. Check him out at www.outonalimbmfg.com  We have also joined the promotional team with Nucanoe and we cannot be more exited!! Nucanoe offers some of the best kayaks in the business! The new Unlimited has been released as the best hunting/fishing combo kayak. Their products offer unbelievable stability and quality. Head over to https://www.nucanoe.com Like this episode? Head over to iTunes and give us a 5 star rating and leave a review. Not hearing what you like, or just simply have suggestions? Send us an email at TheWhitetailDistractionPodcast@gmail.com   Also, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @TheWhitetailDistractionPodcast, Twitter @TheWDPodcast and TikTok @TheWhitetailDistraction. The Distraction is Real!

Omni Talk
Fast Five | If Macys.com Gets Overvalued By An Irrational Investor, Does It Make A Noise?

Omni Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 26:15


This week's Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, was a cornucopia of headline delights, a veritable hodgepodge of topics on everything from outright lunacy to some downright shrewd moves from one of the nation's biggest mall operators. In this week's podcast, Anne and I work ourselves into a lather discussing: - The rationale behind the irrational claim by one Mr. Scott Ostfeld that Macy's e-commerce business is worth $14 billion . . . on its own! - Simon Property Group's new partnership with Klarna. - Facebook's latest move into physical retailing. - Kroger entering the Northeast. - And close with a look at a new drive-thru grocery startup, Opie, that could be setup to fail before it even starts.  There's all that, plus Stranger Things between Walmart and Netflix, contactless smoothies, and what food we'd least like to have made for us by a robot. To learn more about the A&M Consumer & Retail Group, visit: https://alvarezandmarsal-crg.com/ To learn more about Takeoff, visit: www.takeoff.com/ To learn more about Attentive, visit: www.attentivemobile.com/omnitalk Plus, check out our ranking in Feedspot's 45 Top Retail Podcasts: blog.feedspot.com/retail_podcasts/ Music by HookSounds.com

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show # 50- Half A Hundred: We Celebrate our FIFTIETH Show!

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 25:29


 Learn what's under the Superbird and Charger Daytona fender scoops, where to find torque boxes, what lies beneath 1969 Dart 440 GTS hood emblems and more, more, more!Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

Roots, Rednecks, and Radicals
Ward Hayden and the Outliers

Roots, Rednecks, and Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 27:17


Ward Hayden and the Outliers are an American Alt-Country/Rock band from the Northeast. They have been playing music together for some time now, and they just released an album of new songs. It sounds incredible. Their hard driving sound is reminiscent of Drive By Truckers, with great guitar tones and thoughtful lyrics. I had a chance to chat with them about their songs and the band recently. It was a fantastic conversation. They're really good guys making great music. I hope you dig it! 

JSA Podcasts for Telecom and Data Centers
Data Movers Podcast: United Fiber & Data Talks Meteoric Rise in Demand for Its Diverse Fiber Network

JSA Podcasts for Telecom and Data Centers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 23:50


In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with Christopher Lodge, COO and Interim CEO of United Fiber & Data (UFD), a premier fiber optic network provider in the U.S. Northeast region. UFD's wholly-owned, diverse, dark fiber network spans more than 400 miles and sits outside the Mid-Atlantic I-95 corridor from the Greater New York City metro to Ashburn, Virginia, the data center capital of the world. Hear him talk about UFD's meteoric rise in demand for its diverse fiber optic network, huge deals just announced by the company, how he grew up in the industry, and what trends he's noticing. Plus, find out the Pennsylvania Dutch delicacy that's his favorite food in the fall. If you are interested in learning more about the people behind our industry's top headlines, this podcast is for you!Follow Jaymie at @jscotto and Evan at @evankirstelSUBSCRIBE to JaymieScottoTV for the latest Telecom News: https://www.youtube.com/JaymieScottoTVHOMEPAGE: http://www.jsa.netLIKE JaymieScottoTV on FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/JaymieScottoandAssociatesFOLLOW JaymieScottoTV on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jsatv

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating
Big Fish, Light Tackle on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 22:09


In this episode of PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating, host Tonia Becker talks with Captain Mike Roy. Captain Mike Roy is the founder and operator of Reel Cast Charters, a fishing charter based out of Connecticut. Reel Cast Charters specializes in fishing for striper on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound—a lot of big fish on light tackle. In this episode, we discuss:Northeast fall fishing tips  Fishing seasons in Connecticut and the New England region as a wholeBoats and Suzuki  outboard engines Reel Cast Charters operateSome of the most rewarding aspects of growing his charter businessInterest in fishing for striped bass on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound? Big fish, light tackle, great captains - reach out to Reel Cast Charters to reserve your outing. Click here to visit their website.Finally, PartsVu is here to support all of your boating needs. Customers particularly like our Yamaha outboard service kits, Mercury outboard service kits, and Mercruiser service kits.   Use coupon code PVTALKSBOATING for free shipping for your next www.partsvu.com order.Follow PartsVu on Facebook and Instagram (@partsvu4u)

4Front® The Podcast
The Pioneers

4Front® The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 114:12


The Pioneers Dick Kirsche and Chris LammersRichard (Dick) KirscheDick is a retired Electrical Engineer after more than 60 years in the profession.  That career provided him with opportunities to work with several emerging technologies.Dick graduated from Lehigh University in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering.  He began his career at ITT Laboratories working on radar systems and satellite earth station terminals that provided the ground communication link for the early communication satellites.  (Telstar, Relay, Syncom, etc.)Dick transitioned to a position at RCA Astro-electronics after an IT&T reduction in force.  Astro was designing and building several early satellite systems.  Dick's concentration was the design and qualification for launch of the command receivers that supported ground control commands.  He continued in the aerospace industry until the mid-1960's when he joined a startup company designing custom power supplies and a UHF television exciter for a startup transmitter manufacturer. (Townsend Associates)  Dick joined Townsend to head up their transmitter design and production engineering.  Townsend was acquired by Ampex Corporation which expanded their presence in the Broadcast Industry.  When Ampex suffered some financial setbacks related to their music recording business.  The Broadcast transmitter division was shuttered to improve their bottom line.  In 1972 Dick was part of a group from the closing Ampex transmitter operation that started Spectrum Cable, a company that was seeking cable system franchises in the Western Massachusetts area.  Spectrum was awarded franchises in 3 communities in the suburbs of Springfield, MA.  At that time Cable television was, essentially, a reception service which made operation in city TV markets like Springfield challenging.  Spectrum's offering to that market was superior reception in addition to 2 channels from the Boston, MA market that provided coverage of major hockey and basketball teams.  Spectrum employed a unique network of cylindrical steel towers, with headend electronics at the top and distant signals shared by microwave.  Shortly after Spectrum began operation Home Box Office was added via regional microwave.   Spectrum was acquired by Colony Communications in 1975.  Spectrum's cable systems were combined with 4 cable franchises in the same region operated by Colony.  Dick was hired to head up engineering for that group of cable franchises.  Over time, Dick's responsibilities expanded to head of engineering for all of Colony's cable and MDS microwave systems.  Cable system technology was advancing rapidly during that period.  Channels, received from satellites became common.  Dick worked with the Colony engineering team to install the 2nd 10-meter dia. earth station in the Northeast.  Expansion of cable service channels, from satellite, sparked a rapid growth in public interest in cable TV service.  Colony aggressively supported that expansion of service offerings on their cable systems.  Dick also supported the franchise acquisition team seeking additional cable television communities for Colony.  Dick left Colony at the end of 1981, joining Greater Media Cable at the start of 1982 as Vice President of Engineering.  Greater Media had a strong presence in New England which was expanded through franchising and acquisitions.  That expansion also included one-fourth of the City of Philadelphia and a complex of systems located in the suburbs of Detroit, MI.  Cable television technology was advancing rapidly during that period as operators continued to improve their service offerings and reliability.   During his employment with Greater Media, that operator became a founding member of CableLabs, deployed a 60 channel AML microwave system for the large Worcester complex of towns, began offering DOCSIS data over cable service, began using fiber optic cable for video distribution, and expanded their local video origination service to a full-time live news service.  Dick was active on SCTE, CableLabs, and NCTA Industry committees for Greater Media.  The Greater Media cable operations were sold in 1999.  In 2000 Dick joined RCN, a system operator that competed in the Cable space by building their own facilities in parallel with the incumbent cable television provider, as Director of Video technology.  RCN deployed Video on Demand technology and developed a unique set-top box technology designed to give RCN a competitive advantage in the Chicago cable market.   Dick joined Comcast Cable as a Director in 2005.  Initially, he was part of the team creating a specification for a set-top box design unique to Comcast.  His work continued as part of a small engineering team testing and certifying set-top boxes for deployment to subscribers by Comcast.  His duties also expanded to supporting Comcast's work to improve the energy efficiency of Comcast devices in subscriber's homes.  This included active participation in the DOE's Energy Star program and Cable industry initiatives to address government energy efficiency requirements.  Mr. Kirsche left Comcast in 2010 and opened Kirsche Consulting LLC.  Kirsche Consulting supported Cable Operators' set-top and energy efficiency reporting efforts.  That work included considerable recordkeeping and analysis work for Comcast which led to significant energy savings for Comcast subscribers.Dick officially retired in 2018 but continues to support SCTE standards work as a volunteer.   Christopher J Lammers, COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs® Chris is currently coo emeritus and senior executive advisor for CableLabs leading special projects and initiatives, including the integration of SCTE as a key part of CableLabs, together with supporting relationships across industry associations including ACA Connects, The Cable Center, CCSA, the Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NCTC and WICT. Prior to this, Chris served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at CableLabs directing accounting and finance, IT, facilities and membership development. He remains committed to relationships with mid-sized and smaller MSOs, as well as with international cable operators in Asia, Europe and Latin America, key communities he built at CableLabs. Chris currently serves as a member of the board of directors of The Cable Center and the Emma Bowen Foundation and is actively involved in committees and/or support for several national and international industry trade associations.  He is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers (Class of 2021). Prior to joining CableLabs in 1997, Chris was president and CEO of Western Communications, a mid-sized multiple system operator with cable systems located in the Western United States. Before that, Chris was a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Cooper, White & Cooper. Chris received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Stanford University.AcknowledgmentsA special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for the use of his original song, Downpoor.The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the podcast host and guests and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy, or opinions of CableLabs.

Fishcasting with Captain Tim and Fish Facts TV
Episode 45: New England Striped Bass, Tampa Bay Sardines & Yellow Perch

Fishcasting with Captain Tim and Fish Facts TV

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 28:05


On this episode the fish of the week is the Yellow Perch.  Tanner talks about those perch and striped bass running in the North East.  Back in Florida Tim catches some good sardines. 

Tiger Talk Podcast by Northeast Mississippi Community College

In episode 171 of the TigerTalk podcast presented by Northeast Mississippi Community College, host Will Kollmeyer welcomes Northeast president, Dr. Ricky G. Ford, to the podcast as Kollmeyer and Ford sit down to discuss a variety of topics that are happening at the college. This week's episode marks 68 straight weeks for Ford as the president steps to the forefront to talk about everything Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ford's focus this week is on Homecoming 2021 and all the events that surround it. Northeast's Student Government Association and Student Activities have a variety of events planned throughout the week and with the official introduction of the 2021 Homecoming Court at a pep rally on Thursday at 12:10 p.m., homecoming will be in full force. It's a great day to be a Tiger! Tune in and hear all the great things happening at Northeast.

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
Podcast #56: Mt. Buller, Australia GM Laurie Blampied

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 94:23


The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch.WhoLaurie Blampied, General Manager of Mt. Buller, AustraliaRecorded onOct. 4, 2021 in New York City; Oct. 5, 2021 at Mt. Buller, Australia – weird, right?Why I interviewed himOne of the quirks of living on planet Earth is the fact of its tilted axis. Because of this, we not only have seasons, but different seasons in different places at the same time. There’s a multiverse feeling to all this. Landing in Australia is not unlike stepping through a time ripple into a weird alt-America, one where cars drive on the left and the deer have been replaced by giant bouncing rabbity creatures carrying babies in their pockets. And it’s winter in June. If Australia didn’t exist and Luke Skywalker and his motley band of space warriors landed on a planet outfitted with koala bears and vast deserts and deadly animals of every variety we’d all be like, “yes that looks like the kind of crazy planet I’d expect to find on the remote fringes of space.”But it’s real. And there’s skiing. Less, it turns out, than I’d figured: the whole country has just a handful of ski areas. This seems to be mostly a matter of geography: the treeline is low and the snowline is high. Running a ski area in such conditions is a challenge. No matter: Australia is home to an ebullient ski culture. The five largest – Buller, Thredbo, Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham – are aligned with the Ikon or Epic passes. This makes sense. Try taking five lift rides at any Western U.S. or Canadian mountain and not running into an Aussie on a five-week holiday bouncing from one resort to the next on their American megapass. These people ski, travel, live. I wanted to know more.What we talked aboutReflections on retiring after nearly three decades in the ski business; The emerging Chinese ski scene; how a decade and a half as a civil engineer led to a career running ski resorts; raising kids at a ski resort; the evolution of the Australian ski industry from the early ‘90s to today; the surprisingly small number of ski areas in Australia and how they’ve consolidated over time; pioneering snowguns-as-firefighting-gear while under siege by wildfire for 38 days; the family that owns Mt. Buller; Vail’s entrance into Australia; who will replace Blampied after retirement; how Mt. Buller finally solved its snowmaking problem; how the Australian ski model compares to the North American and European models; Australia’s unique geography and how that shapes its ski areas; snow gums!; Buller’s origins as a single ski area served by two separate lift companies, requiring two separate lift tickets; Australia’s history as a center of lift innovation and experimentation; the evolution of Buller’s modern lift system; high-speed lifts on low-rise terrain; why the resort removed the Boggy Creek T-bar and what may replace it; shout out to SMI in Midland Michigan represent; the amazing gondola proposal that could knit the entire resort together; average snowfall at Mt. Buller; how snowmaking and snow preservation works above treeline; the art and science of snowmaking in Australia’s marginal temperatures; Buller’s Olympic and World Cup legacy; why the mountain joined the Mountain Collective and Ikon passes and what it took to make that happen; whether Buller passholders may get an option to add on an Ikon Pass, as many U.S. partner mountain passholders now can; Australians know how to live; Mt. Buller’s ISO certification; how Australia reacted to Covid and what that’s meant for the ski industry; and the earthquake that hit Buller last month:Why I thought now was a good time for this interviewI hadn’t thought to proactively reach out to an Australian resort for an interview. I’ve never skied there, and I just expanded the scope of the podcast from the Northeast to the rest of America – that seemed like quite enough terrain to cover for the moment. But Mt. Buller reached out, and this seemed like an excellent chance to learn about a part of the ski world I was more or less ignorant of. Laurie was retiring after a long career and had a unique perspective on how the Australian ski industry had evolved in tandem with and outside of the global ski machine. The story of Mt. Buller itself was compelling – a family-owned mountain latching onto North American megapasses and aggressively upgrading its infrastructure to stay relevant in a whacky, warming world. There was no way I was turning down the opportunity to learn more.It’s a big, big world, and there’s an awful lot of skiing out there. My focus, for now, is the United States, and that’s where I’ll continue to do my deliberate resort outreach. However – if you run a ski resort anywhere in the world, and you want to come on the podcast and talk about it, get in touch with me and we’ll make it happen. What I love about the world of lift-served skiing is the wild and unpredictable variety of it, the way different versions of the same thing can manifest themselves across vastly different cultures and environments. There is no part of this universe that doesn’t interest me, and in an internet-connected world, there are no boundaries we can’t step across to explore.Why you should ski Mt. BullerLike a lot of Australian ski resorts, Mt. Buller seems to be Europe from the waist up, and America from the belt down:I asked Laurie which version of skiing Australia hewed closest to: the yee-haw off-piste American style, or the skinny-skis groomer swishy Euro style? Neither, he said. It’s a thing all its own.And it’s a thing I’d like to explore one day. It’s gonna take me a while. As much as I love skiing, I also love summer, and we don’t get much of it here in the Northeast. And you have to miss a lot of summer to go to Australia. It takes like a week to fly there and a week to fly back and by then you’ve missed two years of work because they’re already in like 2032 over there. And even if you do want to forfeit summer for some skiing, you - like most U.S. Americans - probably only get two to three hours of vacation time per year and it’s not to be taken consecutively, you know, which is not quite enough time to get to Australia and back. Until teleportation is invented. Which it probably already has been in Australia since they are already living in the 23rd century.Extra creditOne of the quirks of Mt. Buller’s history is that two separate lift systems, run by two separate companies, once served the same mountain. That meant you needed two lift tickets to ski the whole area:Over time, the two systems united, but the mountain was left with a ton of redundancy – here’s what the unified lift system looked like in 1992, shortly before Laurie took over:Today, the place is slick and modern, with high-speed burners and big plans for a bomber gondola. With no room left to expand, Mt. Buller is wholly focused on improving the on-mountain experience.A few more items of interest:More historic trailmaps of Mt. BullerA complete historical inventory of Mt. Buller’s chairliftsMt. Buller’s Legends and Personalities Wall (referenced in the podcast) Get on the email list at www.stormskiing.com

America Trends
EP 489 Americans on the Move in the Wake of the Pandemic

America Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021


There are short and long term trends as it relates to migration across America.  For years, the south and the southwest have been gaining population while the Midwest and Northeast have been stagnant or losing ground.  And even in places like New York City, some tragic event or spate of bad governance may drive people … Continue reading EP 489 Americans on the Move in the Wake of the Pandemic

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show # 49- Get INTO Dodge

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 27:02


Steve discusses Dodge Legend and Lore including what actor Tom Selleck had to do withDodge Magnums and “Magnum P.I.”, how many Hemis went into four door bodies and how to verify a Max Wedge convertible. Convertible? Yes, Dodge built Max Wedge convertibles!Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

SPS
Ep. 39: On the NBA's Vaccine Blues, the German Elections, & Protests Today

SPS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 61:50


On this episode of SPS, Pamela and the Platypus Review Editor-in-Chief, Lou S. chat about the recent NBA crack-up over vaccine skepticism and discuss the articles in the new issue of the Platypus Review. Andreas, our EU correspondent, reports from the frontlines of a protest camp in the North East of Vienna. And, in the last segment, Andreas sits with our German members, Tobias, Tom and Anna, to reflect on the recent Bundestag election. They discuss the past and future of Die Linke, the upset by the Greens & the collapse of the left/right distinction within the Green Party, and the future of a post-Merkel, post-Neo-liberalism Germany. Latest Issue of the Platypus Review: - platypus1917.org/platypus-review/ SPS on the DSA: - soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep22 - soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep8 - and on the DSA & Seth Ackerman: soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep3 Platypus Panels: - Panel Series “What does Climate Change?": platypus1917.org/international-series/what-does-climate-change/ - Die Linke Panel (in German): platypus1917.org/2021/06/02/podium-linkspartei/ - Greens Panel (in German): platypus1917.org/panel-gruene/ Platypus on the Death of the Millennial Left: - Chris Cutrone article from 2017, platypus1917.org/2017/10/01/millennial-left-dead/ - Public Panel on “What was the Millennial Left?" during the Platypus 2021 International Convention: tinyurl.com/5a5uktsf - Chris Cutrone teach-in on the death of the millennial left from 2018: tinyurl.com/3sftxpfn Hosted by Sophia F., Pamela N. and Andreas W., with original tracks by Tamas Vilaghy, and editing assistance by Michael Woodson and Tamas Vilaghy. To learn more about Platypus, go to Platypus1917.org.

Science Friday
Air Conditioning, Face Recognition Neurons. Oct 8, 2021, Part 2

Science Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 56:24


The Hot And Cold Past Of The Air Conditioner In the Northeast, the leaves have started changing colors, heralding the season of pumpkins, sweaters, and the smell of woodsmoke. But in some parts of the country, the heat hasn't let up. In cities like Dallas, Phoenix, and Miami, temperatures were up in the high 80s and low 90s this week—and with climate change, the U.S. is only getting hotter.  But humans have come up with an ingenious way to keep the heat at bay: air conditioning. Widely considered one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century, the technology has transformed how and where people live—and it's prevented countless deaths. But it comes at a cost, and if we're going to keep up with a warming climate, we're going to need some other tricks to stay cool.  Like what you hear? Dive deeper with some of the sources we turned to while reporting.      See A Familiar Face? Thank These Brain Cells What happens when you see a familiar face? Light reflected from the face enters your eye, is focused onto the retina, and a signal travels up your optic nerve. But what exactly goes on in your brain after that is still somewhat mysterious.   Recently, researchers reported in the journal Science that they had identified a group of brain cells that seem tuned to respond only to familiar faces. The theory is that the specificity of those neurons helps to speed up processing of potentially important visual information. The work was done in monkeys, but the researchers are currently trying to identify similar brain structures in people.   Sofia Landi and Winrich Freiwald, two of the authors of the report, join Ira to talk about the research, and what it may tell us about how the brain and memory are organized. 

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
Podcast #55: China Peak, California CEO Tim Cohee

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 77:20


The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch.WhoTim Cohee, Managing Partner, CEO, and General Manager of China Peak Mountain Resort, CaliforniaRecorded onSeptember 28, 2021Why I interviewed himBecause China Peak, an independent operation situated on the Southwest side of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, sits at the bullseye of multiple issues shaping the modern lift-served skiing landscape. Climate change is descending in all seasons: seven winter snow droughts in the past 10 years; wildfire scraping the resort’s edges and damaging buildings in 2020. The mega-resorts with their super-cheap megapasses beckon the local Fresno skiers that are China Peak’s core constituency. And not just California’s many Epic and Ikon gems – Palisades Tahoe, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar – but the resorts dotted all around the West – it takes the same amount of time to fly to Salt Lake City from Fresno as it does to drive to China Peak. But, like most mid-sized ski areas around the country, China Peak is stamping out a model to survive and hopefully thrive in this era of consolidation, cheap travel, and climate catastrophe: banding together with other independent mountains on the Indy Pass and Powder Alliance, and investing in a powerful New England-style snowmaking system capable of burying the place and (hopefully) fending off fires. And if you’re going to initiate such massive and dramatic change, it helps to have a charismatic leader with more than 40 years of experience dealing with every possible circumstance a snowy mountain can churn out. Skiing needs the China Peaks to thrive if skiing itself is to survive long-term, and I wanted to see how Cohee planned to do that.What we talked aboutThe Southern California ski scene in the 1970s; the Cohee family ski diaspora and their potential future at China Peak; the 1970s vacuum in ski-area marketing; the surreal reality of Southern California skiing; when the massive city below doesn’t know about the abundant skiing in the mountains above; what it took to get same-day snow conditions video from the mountain to the local news station 40 years ago; working for Bill Killebrew at Heavenly; the smartest guy in the history of skiing; quadrupling skier visits at Bear Mountain né Goldmine; how “skiing’s dream team” emerged from a 1990s version of Bear Mountain to run some of the largest ski areas in the country; moving east and working under Les Otten in the heyday of the American Skiing Company; reviving a declining Kirkwood; leaving the ski area after 17 years to buy China Peak (known at the time as Sierra Summit); what happens when a ski area ignores the customer; How and why China Peak overhauled its snowmaking system and how that’s going to change the resort; and what happens when your snowmaking manager quits over Christmas break.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewFor most of its first two years, The Storm Skiing Podcast focused mostly on the Northeast. In order to capture the true breadth and spirit of the region, it was important to me to maintain a balance between monster, conglomerate-owned ski areas and the-owner-drives-the-Snowcat family-owned hills. So episodes featuring Killington, Sunday River, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Loon, and Mount Snow lived alongside interviews with the folks running Plattekill, Berkshire East, Bolton Valley, Titus, Whaleback, Mad River Glen, and Lonesome Pine. The ski world is big and messy, and the podcast had to reflect that.As I expand the pod’s focus from the Northeast to the entire country, I will deliberately follow that same template. My first two western interviews – Taos and Aspen – are ski-world A-listers, checkbox items for the Ikon set, places with deep resonance and meaning for generations of locals and tourists. China Peak is something different. Once knowns as Sierra Summit, it’s a local bump that no one’s flying across the country to ski. But that’s exactly why I’m here: what the hell is this place, this mysterious Indy Pass partner wading in a purgatory south of the Sierra badboys? It’s been there for 63 years and no one outside of Fresno has ever heard of it. But like all ski areas, it means a tremendous amount to a lot of people out there, and it’s an important part of this American ski story that I’m trying to tell.Questions I wish I’d askedFor a typical Storm Skiing Podcast interview, I’ll write 25 to 30 questions and manage to get to around 80 percent of them. This time, I got through six. Cohee’s 40-plus-year journey through the ski industry during its decades of explosive change was so compelling that we didn’t even get to China Peak until we were nearly out of time. So all of my normal questions about chairlifts, trail networks, local markets, snowfall, fire danger, the Indy Pass, the Powder Alliance, and the wild world of Covid will just have to wait until next time – and you will want there to be a next time after you hear this.Why you should ski China PeakChina Peak is an interesting place. It’s more or less at the end of the road, on the way to nowhere, close to nothing at all. Mammoth, 30-ish miles away as the crow flies, is a five-hour drive. Because it’s not big enough to merit destination status in a state overloaded with alpha ski resorts, it’s mostly a day tripper’s hill for Fresno, an hour-and-a-half southwest. But there’s no rule that it has to be. An Indy Pass and Powder Alliance member, China Peak is a walk-up proposition for many skiers on their existing passes. The trail map looks fun, especially after a big snow, but the mountain’s new megahose snowmaking system ought to guarantee more stable conditions even when the snow fails to materialize. This would make a nice stop on any California ski tour.Additional reading/videosLift Blog’s China Peak lift inventoryHistoric China Peak/Sierra Summit trailmapsSome Slopefillers love for CoheeSAM($) profiles China Peak’s new snowmaking system Fires approaching China Peak last September:Cohee on video: Get on the email list at www.stormskiing.com

Hideaway Podcast
Episode 109 - Gypsy Snider, co-founder of Les 7 Doigts

Hideaway Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 131:13


On today's episode Josh & Lyndsay talk about their new outdoor circus Stars Above that toured around the North East this past summer and then discuss the re-opening of Beyond Babel off broadway. Later in the show the call up Gyspy Snider to chat about her latest productions including Dear San Francisco, Duel Reality, and Out of Order. If you enjoy the show please share the podcast with a friend. Have a great week!

94twenty podcast
94twenty podcast – Episode 61

94twenty podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:37


Featured Artists - Stacy Kelleher - In this episode, we talk about Carl's dream briefly coming true. How some re-makes can sound better than the originals. Also, what artists need to do, given the FB/IG outage this week. Our featured artist this week is Stacy Kelleher, a Northeast transplant living in Nashville. She also answers our "Questions of the Week"! Make sure you subscribe on the digital platform of your choice, so as to not miss out on an episode – and leave a comment or review to let us hear from you! Links from this episode: Stacy Kelleher Phoebe Bridges - Summer's End John Prine - Summer's End Bob Dylan Meredith Rounsley Episode Stacy's Music Video  Lennon Stella Maggie Rogers Julia Michaels Nirvana John Mayer Led Zeppelin Black Sabbath Foo Fighters Bre Kennedy Gatlin Tristan Bushman

Sing Out! Radio Magazine
Episode 2140: #21-40: The Great Storm Is Over

Sing Out! Radio Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 58:35


Well, we're a bit more than halfway through hurricane season, and as expected, it's been quite extreme with the combination of wildfires in the west and extreme heat in the Midwest. Flooding has occurred at my home area in the Northeast, as it has on the Gulf Coast: we've had quite a time!On this week's show we're sharing songs that focus on natural disasters. Included is music from The Duhks, The Bucking Mules, Jennifer Johnson, Tony Joe White, John McCutcheon, and many more. Weather extremes … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.Episode #21-40: The Great Storm Is OverHost: Tom DruckenmillerArtist/”Song”/CD/LabelPete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Grey Larsen & Malcolm Dalglish / “Thunderhead” / Thunderhead / Flying FishThe Duhks / “Mighty Storm” / Fast Paced World / Sugar HillBen Townsend & Friends / “Roaring River” / Deep End Sessions Vol.3 / Deep End SessionsOlabelle & David Reed / “Boats Up the River” / Third Annual Farewell Reunion / RounderDavid Grier / “Eye of the Hurricane” / Lone Soldier / RounderSteve Gillitte & Cindy Mangsen / “Tide and the River Rising” / A Sense of Place / RedwingThe Bucking Mules / “Fire On the Mountain” / Smoke Behind the Clouds / Free DirtJennifer Johnson / “Ready for the Storm” / My Secret Garden / Self ProducedGrey Larsen & Malcolm Dalglish / “The Stormy Night-Glen Helen” / Thunderhead / Flying FishTim O'Brien Band / “Wind” / Tim O'Brien Band / Howdy SkiesRob Lutes / “Lightning” / Come Around / Lucky BearTony Joe White / “The Flood” / Hoodoo / Yep Roc-SwampRed State Ramblers / “Katrina” / Made in the Shade / Sugar HillJohn McCutcheon / “The Great Storm is Over” / Water from Another Time / RounderPete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show # 48 - From Plymouth to Dodge

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 26:31


The show transitions from Plymouth Number Crunching and Press Commentary to DodgeLegend and Lore with another thirteen groovy factoids for you.Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

DNVR Bets Daily
DNVR Bets Daily: Guessing the lines for Week 5 of the NFL season & how to use your Wildcard SGP boost

DNVR Bets Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 42:56


On this episode of DNVR Bets Daily, Andre Simone and Ryan Koenigsberg just found out there's an MLB wild-card matchup between the North East's two most popular teams, so why not give some picks on that. We've got a boosted SGP and we get into guessing the Week 5 NFL lines. 

File on 4
Pandora Papers: From Bribery to the British High Street

File on 4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 36:54


Amongst the millions of documents released in the ‘Pandora Papers' leak of offshore financial information are a number of documents that one family business would rather have remained hidden. Together with The Guardian newspaper, File on 4 follows the trail of millions of pounds tainted by bribery and corruption. Piecing together key documents from the leak reveals how earnings from Unaoil – a company involved in the ‘world's biggest bribery scandal' - were invested into UK property on high streets as far apart as London and Aberdeen, Reading and the North East. Why does the UK remain a go-to destination for some of the world's most tainted money? And why does it take a leak for the truth to be revealed about who's really invested in some of the country's prime property? The Pandora Papers is an investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The documents have been shared with the Guardian, the BBC and other media partners around the world. Further reporting on other stories arising from the Pandora Papers leak are available online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58780561 Reporter: Felicity Hannah Producer: Anna Meisel Additional Production: Kate West Editor: Gail Champion

Tiger Talk Podcast by Northeast Mississippi Community College

In episode 170 of the TigerTalk podcast presented by Northeast Mississippi Community College, host Will Kollmeyer welcomes Northeast president, Dr. Ricky G. Ford, to the podcast as Kollmeyer and Ford sit down to discuss a variety of topics that are happening at the college. This week's episode marks 67 straight weeks for Ford as the president steps to the forefront to talk about everything Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ford's focus this week is on all the events happening at Northeast during October and recaps some that happened in late September as well. Ford discusses the North Mississippi Regional Marching Band Championships at Tiger Stadium on October 2 along with a 12-team softball tournament at The Plex that helped to bring 15,000 to 18,000 people to not only Northeast but to Booneville on Saturday, October 2, and expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in all events from the Mississippi Department of Transporation for providing traffic signage, to the City of Booneville, the Booneville Police Department, the Prentiss County Sheriff's Office - all for crowd control and the countless volunteers who dedicated time on their 'off' days to help Northeast present itself as one of the top community colleges in the nation. In addition to the band championships, Ford talks about the Tigers' dramatic win over the Indians of Itawamba last Thursday night where Northeast scored 14 points in the last 17 seconds of the game to beat ICC for the third straight year.  Ford gives an update on two big events coming up next week with Homecoming and Midnight Madness -- a late-night event that helps to kick off our basketball season. Ford also gives insight into the Accelerate Mississippi Workforce Summit that will be coming to campus in November where countless employers, high school counselors, career coaches and those who work in the workforce and pathways come together to address issues with the workforce and how to get more people into the Mississippi workforce. Ford thanks Morgan Van Lines for its donation of two 18-wheelers to the college for use in the Diesel Mechanics program and also the Continuing Education Commercial Truck Driving Course. 

Beers, Business, and Balls
Episode 64 (October 5, 2021): Nick Costanzo "Stanzo", Contributor for Bronx Pinstripes | Yankees vs. Red Sox Wild Card Preview

Beers, Business, and Balls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 68:08


BEERS: Jake goes first in a stunning twist: he's back at Bad Sons Brewery in Derby, Connecticut. Although most of the time, Bad Sons has failed to deliver on good beer, its new fruited sour Golden Ticket is righting the course. Fresh-off a trip to Nikki's Liquors, Will tries Synder Bier Pretzel Marzen, a new collaboration between Snyder and popular Northeast beer brand Captain Lawrence. BUSINESS: Just about everyone on the planet was impacted by Monday's business storyline. Facebook and Instagram both went down due to an outage on Facebook's servers. This comes with suspicious timing, as director of security Antigone Davis went on CNBC only a few hours earlier to defend an accusation that Facebook prioritizes “profit over safety.” It was the worst outage in over two years for a social media group. We discuss exactly what went down on Monday and give a stab at what could've been the culprit. BALLS: If you're a fellow member of Yankees Twitter, you are definitely a loyal follower of Nick Costanzo, popularly known as Stanzo among the Twitter community. We invite Stanzo to discuss Tuesday's big Wild Card game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park. It's been a wild season, and somehow it produced the same results...both teams finishing with 92 wins and 70 losses. Now, it comes down to one game - one team will move onto the ALDS against the Rays, and the other is heading home. What do the Yankees have to do in order to survive and advance at Fenway Park tonight? We also discuss Tom Brady's return to Gillette Stadium and review our “locks” of last week. Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

The Dan Bongino Show
Let's Go Brandon! (Ep 1618)

The Dan Bongino Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 60:22


Is it time for a national divorce? This viral article makes a compelling argument. Also, watch this hilarious video where a reporter tries to cover up a “f#%^ Joe Biden” chant.  News Picks: Breaking new study shows natural immunity persists for more than a year after a covid infection. Austin, Texas reaches an all time high after defunding the police.  The article about Hauser's Law discussed in the show today. Is it time for a national divorce? Oh look, hospitalizations in the Northeast are increasing, just as we predicted.  US income inequality explained. All “norms” were sacrificed to get rid of Trump. There's no going back. Liberals school board tyrants want parents investigated for speaking at meetings. Copyright Bongino Inc All Rights Reserved

Noontime Sports Podcast
Noontime's Week Five New England College Football Takeaways

Noontime Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 18:36


We're excited to relaunch our "Mondays with Matt" weekly podcast -- we did these prior the pandemic (and yes, at certain times last fall and this past winter) -- but we're excited to allow Matt "Noontime" Noonan share some thoughts on the previous week's college football games in New England, including Western New England rolling past Salve Regina, Trinity College blanking Middlebury College, Harvard University winning its third-straight, and yes, Bentley University and New Haven scoring important Northeast-10 Conference victories. Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as on Instagram at @NoontimeNation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/noontime-sports/support

The Mind Body Business Show
EP 165: Lewis Crompton - Investing (Forex) Expert & Coach

The Mind Body Business Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 75:08


Lewis is a forex trader, educator, coach and business owner. He is passionate about empowering others in their personal finances and private lives. His personal style of entrepreneurship is to make money work hard for you, rather than you working hard for money. Lewis started his entrepreneurial journey running a small food van at music festivals. This gave him the bug to build businesses and create a life of his own design. He now runs his property portfolio in the North East of England, trades the financial markets and is establishing new businesses from his laptop. Often nick-named "the travelling investor", Lewis has travelled the globe for the past four years teaching people to invest in both property and stocks. He has also been asked to speak at events, to small and large businesses with his message of personal value, motivation and efficiency to crowds of up to 14,000 people. Lewis' passion for helping, supporting and developing others to understand their mental and emotional well-being has seen him operate as a powerfully effective coach to individuals at all levels.

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
833: Nicole Nocella Chef/Owner at Stalk Restaurant

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 123:08


With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Chef and Co-founder of Stalk Restuarant Nicole Nocella. Chef Nicole Nocella is From Londonderry, NH. After high school she spent some time in California, then returned to the Northeast where she became a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts- Cambridge, MA. She's has since spent the majority of her career on the NH Seacoast serving as Chef for notable restaurants such as The Rosa, Row 34, and Jumpin Jay's Fish Cafe. In early 2020, Chef Nicole partnered with John Daniels to open Stalk Restaurant in Dover, NH. Past guests from the Row 34 restaurant family: Check out episode 071 with Garrett Harker as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 248 with Shore Gregory as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 554 with Matty Bailey as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 744 with Jamie Bissonnette as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 831 with George Bezanson as mentioned in today's episode Past guests from the Jay McSharry restaurant family: Check out episode 755 with Dave Vargas as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 764 with Kate McGrath as mentioned in today's episode Check out episode 770 with Will Myska as mentioned in today's episode Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and get your first 30 days on me!  Connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: “Invest in your people, not your business.” "Imperfection is perfection." In today's workshop with Nicole Nocello we will discuss: Creating relationships with your crew Culinary school? Being a woman in the industry Sexual harassment in the industry Communicating to e poses that they are valued Recipe management Manager/owner presence Retaining employees by creating opportunity Taking a break from the industry Educating your employees Premeal emphasis Implement systems and documentation Buildout lessons Plumbing issues Double-check contractor licenses Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. The hospitality platform disrupts third-party services that come between the restaurant and the guest. BentoBox puts the restaurant first and offers tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant's website. BentoBox is trusted and loved by over 5,000 restaurants worldwide including Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Lilia and more. At Popmenu, we know that in today's world, a great hospitality experience usually begins online. Keeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn't have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu! Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Being stern with people What is your biggest weakness? Asking for help What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Where does your passion lie and where does it come from? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Free time Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Respect your co-workers What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Call the guests "guests" What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? White Heat by Marco Pierre White GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Being part of the team and doing any job in the restaurant that's necessary Name one service you've hired. Accounting What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Resy If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Invest in your people Be the role model Be strong-willed Contact info: Stalk website Social: @stalkrestaurant Call Stalk: 603-343-2600 Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Nicole Nocella for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show # 47 - Plymouth Legend and Lore

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 28:11


Steve compares 1969 Hemi Road Runner and Pontiac Ram Air IV GTO pricing andproduction numbers and lots more.Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

Spectator Radio
Innovator of the Year Awards: Yorkshire and North East

Spectator Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 29:30


Our venue for the Yorkshire & North East regional final was the former Leeds Club — where the entrepreneurs of the region's textile and other manufacturing industries would once have congregated.  We welcomed back guest judges Caroline Theobald, a leading promoter of entrepreneurship in Newcastle and the North East, and Gordon Black, a venture capitalist and former manufacturer from West Yorkshire — plus a trio of Charles Stanley's Leeds representatives.  Our four finalists were all in cutting-edge technologies: Honcho in online vehicle insurance; Testcard in easy-access patient testing for healthcare; Element 2 in hydrogen power for truck and bus fleets; and Micropore in pharm manufacturing.  Again, a near-impossible choice but a terrific conversation — and a range of entries from a geographical spread that tells us entrepreneurship is alive and well in the UK provinces.

YPE Podcast
Smriti Mishra - Business Development & Strategy Director

YPE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 65:28


Prachi Mehta from the YPE Bay Area chapter and Tyler Micheli from the YPE Denver chapter come together to interview Smriti Mishra. Smriti is Director of Business Development and Strategy at Weave Grid, which provides electrification software for the scalable deployment of electric vehicles on the electric grid. Smriti has expertise in energy innovation, aggregation, and building industry collaborations. Prior to WeaveGrid, she was a Director at National Grid, a large Northeast utility where she led joint ventures for distributed energy for the unregulated business, including investments of over $110M in residential solar and storage. Smriti has also operated in demand response at EnerNOC (now Enel X) in a general management function as a P&L owner. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors in Physics from the University of Chicago. Show notes: 01:35 intro to Weave Grid and guest 01:48 Mishra before Weave Grid 02:43 superpower of choice? 03:31 dream profession entering college? 04:48 motivation/inspiration for her work 05:48 how Smriti got into energy 07:20 business school 10:42 climate change road map 13:58 concrete steps to growing technical knowledge during business school 18:25 unforgettable advice from a professor: what makes you happy? 20:20 what should the energy sector be working on short-term? whatever you can make an immediate impact in 24:57 how to determine what your true interests/skills are; be open to learning something unique 29:10 type 1 fun vs. type 2 fun in your career 30:51 reflecting on uncommon/indirect career path 34:30 importance of networking 35:30 current role, typical week at Weave Grid 37:44 latest stats on EV adoption 39:23 likes/dislikes about current job 49:49 advice for managers: hire someone smarter than you 41:47 her recruiting strategies 43:45 tips for job-seekers getting into the sector 47:15 activities outside the office that helped her grow 49:34 her memories of YPE in grad school 51:13 any disappointments/failures overcome in career? 54:36 optimistic about the future of the world? 60:40 what is her dream futuristic world? Smriti's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=smriti%20mishra&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&position=0&searchId=8700cebb-b326-4f8d-862f-594dc0be5838&sid=13%3B Prachi Mehta's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prachimehtaut/ Tyler Micheli's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-micheli-0b1a801b/

Cultra Trail Running
157: Spartathawhatever

Cultra Trail Running

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 113:16


Cultra Host Evil Becky Byram leads a scatagorical episode as we talk Spatathalon. cutoffs, canellations, volcanos, FKT's and the beauy of running in the North East in Autumn.  Check out the Spartathalon Here are the results of the Vermont 50 Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

Freckled Foodie & Friends
Simmone Taitt, Founder and CEO of Poppy Seed Health (@poppyseedhealth)

Freckled Foodie & Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 60:00


TW for pregnancy loss and miscarrying. On this episode, I am joined by fellow Lafayette alumni Simmone Taitt, founder and CEO of Poppy Seed Health. Simmone shares the premise behind her company, why she founded it and the core of its business model. We discuss the differences between doulas and doctors, the importance of having a support system when pregnant and the scarce education around miscarriages. We discuss the lack of focus on mental health throughout pregnancy and privilege in medical care depending on the color of your skin.    Key talking points:   The premise and core business model of Poppy Seed Health The differences between doulas and doctors Lack of focus on mental health throughout pregnancy Privilege in medical care depending on the color of your skin     This episode is sponsored by Mush, which is now available at all Costcos in the Northeast! Learn more at eatmush.com   Follow Simmone Taitt: Instagram: @poppyseedhealth Website: poppyseedhealth.com   Follow me: Instagram: @freckledfoodie Website: freckledfoodie.com TikTok: freckledfoodie Twitter: @freckledfoodie Youtube: Cameron Rogers / Freckled Foodie Pinterest: Freckled Foodie   This episode was edited by Tim Flanzbaum   

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show #46 - Road Runner, Road Runner…Going Faster Miles an Hour…

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:33


Steve explores the successes of Plymouth's “beeper” and other high Plymouth performance milestones.Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

That Anthro Podcast
Revised: Community Driven Archaeology and CRM with Katie Seeber

That Anthro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 81:54


Welcome to the podcast, Katie Seeber! Katie is an archaeologist who focuses on community and heritage archaeology, with her most recent project and dissertation focusing on the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the first town of freed slaves. Katie also breaks down her experiences with CRM Archaeology, as well as questioning why indigenous voices and presence was absent on certain projects she worked on. She explains incredibly upset she was to see that the tribes had no idea about the projects she was a crew member on, and knew going forward community based archaeology would be the center of her work. She offers some key tips for fieldwork and CRM, how to negotiate for a fair wage, and the importance of setting boundaries with your teammates.  She pursued graduate studies so she could be a crew chief, and run her own projects with ethical, sustainable, and community driven goals. She looked to do a degree in community and heritage archaeology, and the only people she could find doing similar work, were working in the Northeast, which brought her to Binghamton. Katie prioritizes valuing all team members and using everyone's unique set of skills to achieve their best work. She emphasizes the importance of developing niche skills that can add value to fieldwork, in her case this was becoming an expert in electrolytic reduction. Electrolytic reduction is the chemical process of rebuilding metal artifacts once they have been excavated. https://www.katieseeber.com/research https://twitter.com/seebeegeebees?lang=en https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/That-Anthro-Podcast-Sticker-by-thatanthropod/89065514.JCQM3 Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association check out their podcast library here https://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1629

The JAYREELZ Podcast
SNY Studio Host/Reporter Chris Williamson On His Big Break In Broadcasting, Separating Fandom From Professionalism & The Challenge Of Working In New York

The JAYREELZ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 69:37


The last day of September brings a special guest as Episode #217 introduces SportsNet NY (SNY) studio host and reporter, Chris Williamson. He chronicles his journey in the business dating back to what made him want to pursue a career in broadcasting, his first big break, working the 2014 Final Four just weeks after graduating. Containing his excitement watching his favorite team while on the job. His transition from the Midwest to the Northeast, as he gets to cover and witness the rabid sports scene that New York has to offer on a daily basis. For more on Chris, please check out his Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/cwilliamson44?lang=en Please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus. Interlude by Bensound. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr SPREAKER: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-jayreelz-podcast_2 STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast iHEARTRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-jayreelz-podcast-43104270/ LUMINARY: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast/f9527dd9-47ea-4ed9-92cf-32af9bfa95ad?country=US SPOTIFY TRAILER: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7nZZlvPRAly5irLRSG2qxq?si=rTKCQKnZRNC_VK-_uIWNJA AMAZON MUSIC: https://www.amazon.com/The-JAYREELZ-Podcast/dp/B08K58SW24/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+jayreelz+podcast&qid=1606319520&sr=8-1 SPOTIFY PODCAST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr

The Whitetail Distraction Podcast
Deer Slayer Series - Jason Goe

The Whitetail Distraction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 74:22


In episode 95 of the podcast, we are kicking off our Deer Slayer Series! This series will bring you tactics and stories from local (Northeast region) slayers! Our first guest is Jason Goe from Lancaster, PA! Jason is the epitome of a lowkey deer slayer living below the radar here in PA. He has a lifetime full of great memories and hunting trophies, whether it's whitetail or sika.  Jason is part of the group In The Presence. You can find a lot of his hunts on their YouTube channel "In The Presence". You can also follow along on Instagram @jgoe_81 and @inthepresencehunt. Hope you all enjoy!   Looking for quality hunting clothing, but can't afford the "big name brands"? There is no substitute for comfort and performance from your clothing when grinding out your hunting seasons. Our newest partner, Skre Gear, www.skregear.com will change your entire thought process on substituting comfort for cost. They offer merino wool layering system, topped with extreme quality outer layers that stand up to the harshest conditions. Use code WDP20 to receive 20% off your first purchase with Skre! Also, take advantage of the giant sales going on right now!!!  If you want THE most badass broadheads on the market, head over to https://www.veteranip.com or give Matt and Cindy Futtere a call and tell them the Whitetail Distraction Podcast boys sent you. They are truly some of the best people in the business! The new Combat Veteran will cause major damage to the intended target as combat veterans are trained to do! Our choice for quality platforms, tree stands and camera arms led us to partner with Out on a Limb! We have been hanging and filming with his products for the last several years and they are very impressive. Matt Garis is as quality of a guy as they come and his passion shows in his products. We love his innovative drive and custom work to tailor to the customer needs. Check him out at www.outonalimbmfg.com  We have also joined the promotional team with Nucanoe and we cannot be more exited!! Nucanoe offers some of the best kayaks in the business! The new Unlimited has been released as the best hunting/fishing combo kayak. Their products offer unbelievable stability and quality. Head over to https://www.nucanoe.com Like this episode? Head over to iTunes and give us a 5 star rating and leave a review. Not hearing what you like, or just simply have suggestions? Send us an email at TheWhitetailDistractionPodcast@gmail.com   Also, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @TheWhitetailDistractionPodcast, Twitter @TheWDPodcast and TikTok @TheWhitetailDistraction. The Distraction is Real!

The Dogist: Talking Dogs
Northeast Search & Rescue – Dogs Who Bring Home the Lost & Missing

The Dogist: Talking Dogs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:12


On today's episode we're featuring the amazing team at the Northeast Search and Rescue. Northeast Search and Rescue is a non-profit who's volunteers offer their specialist search-and-rescue skills to bring home the lost, missing, and injured all over the tri-state area. Every year, their members donate an average of 10,000 hours to rescue operations and training. Their handlers, K9s, and technical rescue specialists are trained in live find, human remains detection, trailing, water detection, swift water rescue, grid search, disaster response, search management, and more, and respond to calls for assistance day or night, on land or water, in all weather. Head to The Dogist Fund page to donate to NESAR!

The Basketball Podcast
Episode 183: Joe Mazzulla, Simplified Principles of Play and the Teaching Process

The Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 70:53


Guest: Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Boston Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss simplified principles of play and the teaching process. Mazzulla coached the 2021 Boston Celtics summer league team. He joined Boston's coaching staff in 2019-20 after guiding Fairmont State University to a 43-17 record over two seasons as the program's head coach from 2017 to 2019. His Falcons went 22-9 in 2018-19 to claim the program's fifth NCAA Tournament bid over the last seven years. In joining the Celtics organization, Mazzulla returns to the Northeast where he served as an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League during the 2016-17 season. In addition to his two years as a head coach in the collegiate ranks, Mazzulla brings five years of assistant coaching experience between Fairmont State (2013-2016) and Glenville State College (2011-2013). Mazzulla attended West Virginia University, where he played collegiately for all four seasons under head coaches John Beilein and Bob Huggins. He advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years and was named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team three times (2007, 2009-10) with the Mountaineers. Breakdown1:00 - Interviewed For a Head Coaching Job4:00 - Takeaways From Successful Coaches6:00 - Preparations for Summer League Coaching Job9:00 - Player Development12:30 - Retrieval Practice Leads to Retention16:30 - Feedback20:00 - Cold Calling23:00 - Communicating Players26:00 - Game Film29:00 - Explaining to Players his Process32:30 - Game Context36:00 - Switching Situation39:00 - Getting Back into Gameplay43:00 - Recreations47:00 - Concept of Positive Framing51:00 - Building Player's Self Advocacy54:00 - Measurement Phase57:00 - Giving Postgame Debriefs1:01:00 - Situational Basketball1:03:30 - Scripting1:05:00 - Giving Advice to Other Coaches1:06:00 - ConclusionJoe Mazzulla's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_MazzullaTwitter: https://www.instagram.com/coachmazzulla Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

When Passion Meets Profit
Wealthy Women Make a Difference with Kaitlyn Carlson

When Passion Meets Profit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 35:16


I'm excited to introduce you to my guest today Kaitlyn Carlson.  Kaitlyn is the Founder & CEO of Theory Planning Partners, a concierge financial advisory firm designed for 7-figure female entrepreneurs. Before launching Theory Planning Partners, Kaitlyn spent the majority of her career at UBS Financial Services, Inc., where she held roles in the South as well as the Northeast.  There, she developed more than 300 financial plans for clients with assets ranging from $500,000 to $1 Billion.  Subsequently, she became an advisor on a private wealth management team that managed over $600 million for a few dozen families. Her career began in asset management with Putnam Investments. Kaitlyn is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™️ (CFP®), Certified Exit Planning Advisor™️ (CEPA™️), and an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®).  Outside of work, she is a spiritual seeker ravenous to understand why we are here and how to make a meaningful life. Would you like to learn more from Patricia? Visit Your Gift is your Niche to see her latest programs and let her help you discover your niche!

Tiger Talk Podcast by Northeast Mississippi Community College

In episode 169 of the TigerTalk podcast presented by Northeast Mississippi Community College, host Will Kollmeyer welcomes Northeast president, Dr. Ricky G. Ford, to the podcast as Kollmeyer and Ford sit down to discuss a variety of topics that are happening at the college. This week's episode marks 66 straight weeks for Ford as the president steps to the forefront to talk about everything Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ford's focus this week is on all the events happening at Northeast and it's going to be a busy latter part of September through October. Northeast kicks off the busy season by hosting rival Itawamba Community College in football on Thursday, September 30 at Tiger Stadium while the community-wide tailgate happens from 5-6 p.m. before kickoff at 6:30 p.m. that night. In addition to the annual rivalry game against ICC, Northeast continues to be a busy place as the second of three Northeast NOW recruitment events take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 1 and the annual Northeast Mississippi Marching Band Championships take the field at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 2 for a full bevy of activities this week. Northeast softball program is also hosting its largest travel ball tournament of the season that will see The Plex and four fields at Plumrose Park (formerly Westside City Park) hosting over 40 different teams on Saturday, October 2. Continuing with the trend of events, Northeast's Iota Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will host its fall induction on Monday, October 4 at 5 p.m. in the Claude Wright Room, however, due to COVID-19 concerns, no guests will be allowed in the venue. The induction ceremony will be live streamed on NEMCCTV.com. Northeast continues a busy October with its Homecoming game against Mississippi Delta on Thursday, October 14 along with the Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and the last game of the regular season has picked up steam as well. Along with the community-wide tailgate, Northeast will host legislators from its five-county service area -- Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union, along with a Tent-or-Treat event for the young Tiger fans on the grassy area in front of the Ramsey Student Services Building before kickoff at 6:30 p.m. that night. 

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show
Show # 45 - Plymouth Pep and Progress

The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 26:25


Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve describes the 1976 Volare's novel transvers torsion barfront suspension, what prompted the use of front disc brakes on 1967 Hemi cars, and more!Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast's largest musclecar and supercar dealership!!HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICShttps://www.highoctaneclassics.comSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)

Our Brains Hurt
Kelly Dollyrot, A Malört Fueled Stroll Through the Rainforest

Our Brains Hurt

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 56:58


On this episode of OBH we welcome Kelly Ogden of The Dollyrots! We talked about Kelly's morning radio DJ gig on Sirius XM, The Dollyrots' recent 3-day Northeast tour and some of the shows they have coming up. We also discussed Kelly's love of the Dodgers, the making of Daydream Explosion, malört, Kelly's trip to the rainforest, and more malört. Kelly's Links:The Dollyrots website: http://www.thedollyrots.com/Kelly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyDollyrotKelly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellydollyrot/Kelly on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kellydollyrotShow links:Our Brains Hurt Website: https://www.ourbrainshurt.com/Our Brains Hurt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurBrainsHurtFollow Ron on Twitter @thecaffeinepunk: https://twitter.com/TheCaffeinePunkPunk Rock Joe: https://punkrockjoe.com

Down the Pit
A New Musician Mindset: Adapting to Today's World with Audrey Vardanega and Christos Vayenas (Part I)

Down the Pit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 47:22


Part 1 of our conversation with pianists and entrepreneurs Audrey Vardanega and Christos Vayenas. We will learn about their careers, how they got into music, their upbringings in the Bay Area and the Northeast, how they transitioned during the pandemic, their passion to help musicians and their careers, as well as some of the awesome and unique ventures they are involved in like Group Muse, Musaics of the Bay, and their brand new Arium TV! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review the Podcast. A lot of work goes into bringing Down the Pit to you, and we would to know your thoughts on how we are doing! To become a Down the Pit supporter for as little as $0.99/month, please visit www.Anchor.FM/Down-the-Pit. If you would like to advertise with us, please email admin@downthepit.com We are on Instagram/TikTok/Twitter: @downthepit_pod Facebook: Down the Pit Podcast Co-hosts: Sami Merdinian: @samimerdinian - Ian Loew: @lunchmeat1836 - Producer: Sami Merdinian - Assistant Producer: Chris Ellis https://www.downthepit.com/ https://www.musaics.org/ https://www.arium.live/ http://audreyvardanegapianist.com/ https://www.cvayenas.com/ https://www.groupmuse.com/ @ariumtv @audreyvardy @musaicsofthebay --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/down-the-pit/support

Science Friday
Nuclear Plant Decommissioning, Fauci Kid's Book, Pigeon Vs Shoebill. Sept 24, 2021, Part 2

Science Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 47:36


Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant To Say Goodbye To Its Radioactive Waste Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity—and controversy—for nearly half a century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored outside in special steel and cement casks. The rare occasion will be celebrated by both supporters and opponents of the plant. But as the decommissioning of Pilgrim proceeds, concern over the long-term safety of the highly radioactive waste continues. Even though Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant stopped producing electricity two years ago, there are still armed guards in watchtowers, surveillance cameras spread over the site, mazes of barbed wire fences and concrete vehicle barriers.  Bruce Gellerman, a senior reporter at WBUR in Boston, Massachusetts, explains what the decommissioning process has been like and the future of nuclear power in the Northeast.     Dr. Fauci's Life Illustrated In A New Book For Kids Dr. Anthony Fauci became a household name at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, he's the subject of a children's book too: Dr: Fauci: How a Boy From Brooklyn Became America's Doctor. The book takes us back to Fauci's childhood filled with games of baseball in the streets of Brooklyn, bike rides to deliver medications for his family's pharmacy, and his long history of asking questions about how the world works. Author Kate Messner talks to Ira about the surprises she found in Fauci's life story, the value of showing kids that scientists were once children too, and why curiosity is such an important value to teach children.     A Charismatic Match-up Between Two Feathered Friends It's the third and final matchup of this fall's Charismatic Creature Carnival, our celebration of six overlooked, and often unfairly maligned, species that deserve a chance under the spotlight. Our audience submitted the carnival candidates, but only one will be crowned the very first inductee into the Charismatic Creature Corner Hall of Fame. This week, our match-up is between two fabulous, feathered creatures: the pigeon and the shoebill stork. Defending the pigeon is Elizabeth Carlen, postdoctoral research fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. Representing the shoebill stork is Judith Mirembe, shoebill researcher and chair of Uganda Women Birders based in Kampala, Uganda. 

The News with Shepard Smith
Brian Laundrie Manhunt, Northeast Flooding Concerns, Holiday Toys

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 49:58


NBC's Jay Gray updates on search for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito. Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, predicts that Brian Laundrie's parents will soon be summoned to a grand jury. CNBC's Meg Tirrell delivers the latest on the CDC panel's vote on who should get Pfizer's Covid booster shot. NBC's Josh Lederman reports on the U.S. special envoy for Haiti resigning in protest over the deportation of Haitian migrants. CNBC's Eunice Yoon is in Beijing with the latest on the Chinese property developer Evergrande, and its mounting pile of debt. NBC10 meteorologist Brittney Shipp updates on the thunderstorm and flood warnings potentially impacting 26 million Americans from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. Plus, Andrea Day reports on two entrepreneurs trying to save Christmas.

Marketplace All-in-One
Introducing “How We Survive”

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 3:40


The climate crisis is here. The Western U.S. is burning, much of the Northeast is underwater after a hurricane and towns in Europe are swept away by massive floods. Time is slipping away to stop the worst effects of a warming planet, and the world is looking for solutions. On “How We Survive,” Molly Wood explores the technology that could provide some of those solutions, the business of acclimatizing to an increasingly inhospitable planet, and the way people have to change if we're going to make it in an altered world. Decarbonization requires a lot of batteries, and many batteries require lithium. The need for lithium is driving a modern gold rush for the metal that could save the world, but relies on an old, dirty technology: mining. This season, we'll dive deep into the economics, the tech and the human stories behind the rush for “white gold.” And unlike the gold rush of the 1800s, this time, our survival might depend on it. It all starts Oct. 6. Listen to the trailer now and be sure to follow the show so you don't miss an episode.

How We Survive
Introducing “How We Survive”

How We Survive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 3:40


The climate crisis is here. The Western U.S. is burning, much of the Northeast is underwater after a hurricane and towns in Europe are swept away by massive floods. Time is slipping away to stop the worst effects of a warming planet, and the world is looking for solutions. On “How We Survive,” Molly Wood explores the technology that could provide some of those solutions, the business of acclimatizing to an increasingly inhospitable planet, and the way people have to change if we're going to make it in an altered world. Decarbonization requires a lot of batteries, and many batteries require lithium. The need for lithium is driving a modern gold rush for the metal that could save the world, but relies on an old, dirty technology: mining. This season, we'll dive deep into the economics, the tech and the human stories behind the rush for “white gold.” And unlike the gold rush of the 1800s, this time, our survival might depend on it. It all starts Oct. 6. Listen to the trailer now and be sure to follow the show so you don't miss an episode.

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Trek Travel - Girona Gravel Tour with Ewan Shepherd

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 40:11


This week we sit down with Ewan Shepherd from Trek Travel to discuss their upcoming Girona Gravel Tour trips. We learn about the city, the cycling community and the abundance of gravel that surrounds the city. Trek Travel Gravel Tour Girona  Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos): Trek Travel   [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton.  [00:00:06] This week on the podcast, we're joined by UN shepherd European logistics manager for track travel. Based out of Girona Spain.  [00:00:14] As the longtime listener knows I've been super keen on the idea of gravel travel and super excited to see this industry grow up.  [00:00:22] We had an earlier discussion with Juan De La Roca about Southern Colorado and building that up as a gravel destination. And now we're seeing events like LIfeTime's Rad Dirt Fest crop up over there. We've also talked to event organizers over in Europe, around the gravel epic series that was conceived. During the COVID time and didn't actually get to get its races off the ground.  [00:00:46] But one of the locations we talked about in Europe was Girona. Now for road cyclist, Girona has long been part of the discussion about where professional athletes live. And there's a reason why they live there. Amazing road, riding all over the place. So I was really excited to learn originally from the gravel epic team about Girona as a travel destination for gravel cyclists.  [00:01:11] But even more excited to learn about this trip that Trek travel is putting together their Girona, gravel bike tour.  [00:01:18] They've got a couple more departures this year in November that you can still sign up for as well as a whole host of dates for 2022, starting in the spring.  [00:01:28] After talking to you. And all I can say is sign me up. It sounds amazing. I'll let him explain it in his own words, but it sounds like Jerome has a very special place for cyclists of all kinds.  [00:01:39] And the opportunities for gravel cycling are abundant outside the city center.  [00:01:44] I'm excited for you to learn more about Girona and gravel. With that said let's dive right in to my conversation with you and shepherd  [00:01:52] Ewan welcome to the show.  [00:01:53] Ewan Shepherd: Hey Craig, thank you very much for having me and thank you everybody for listening.  [00:01:58] Craig Dalton: I appreciate you joining us on a Friday evening over there in Spain, I'm super excited about the topic we're going to discuss today as the listener or the longterm listener has known. [00:02:08] I've talked about gravel travel as something I'm super excited about because as we all know, it's such a great way to explore the world and the idea of packing my bike and going somewhere exotic, like Girona Spain is super exciting to me. So when I got the opportunity to connect with Trek travel, Dig into this trip and dig into Jarana grab gravel jumped at it. [00:02:31] So you, and thank you for joining me. And let's just get started by a little bit about your background.  [00:02:37] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, no worries. Thank you again for having me. And I guess we share something in common that we both enjoy eating well by bike. So gravel travel is definitely evident between us all. Huh. So Bob, my background it's been varied. [00:02:50] I started off as a kid, not really enjoying the power of two wheels on my own preferring Moda, power of motocross, bikes, and motor sport, and pursue the a career in motor sport. I am, I'm only 29, so it's not, it wasn't a long career. And then I decided to jump into the cycle career really because my brother threw me on an old racing bike of hairs and said, we're going trick racing of what is this. [00:03:14] And yeah. That's how I got into cycling and kind of started to learn about it. Then love cycling, all things cycling really threw me on the amount of bikes for the first time. He threw me on a cyclocross bike for the first time, took me to attract for the first time. And just more and more, I ate it up and started falling in love with with cycling and And then I thought, why not help out in my local bike shop? [00:03:37] Because I was in between jobs and bugging the owner and the mechanic calling in on the bike and asking for them to help me with this, or could they get pots or for that? And then they were like, Hey, we need an extra hand here. And you're pretty mechanically minded. Can you want to come and help us out? [00:03:53] And that's how I, it. Wrenching in a bike shop. And from there, it took me to I was actually living in Australia at the time and working in a shop debt. And then I started working for the initial prompt and dealer in Australia, which was pretty fun and interesting. Little folding bikes, which were going all over kind of the Australasia and New Zealand even send a bite that prompted the Fiji. [00:04:17] And then I moved back to the UK and was starting working for old mountain bike brands that maybe some of your listeners have heard of head of pay cycles. They're one of the first UK monocyte grants set up by, by a young family at the time who did same as me. They love motocross and enjoy bike riding. [00:04:38] And they wanted a bike to, to train on during the time that they weren't racing on the road. And so they imported mountain bikes yet to important Gary fishers at the time, because there was nothing else in Europe and or in the UK. So he, Adrian is the main designer of the car. And he designed his own on mountain bikes. [00:04:57] Did y'all say 100, was that famous plus bikes, square tube. aluminum that they rooted out pots of the frame to make it lighter. So I started working for them after they did the whole amount of bike brand and we They had two shops at the time that they just started and started in rental centers. [00:05:14] So I joined them a running one at that shops. And then they got back into the frames. And that's when started to learn more about frame design, different bikes, and the whole Enduro scene was mounted bike and jurors scene was growing. And that was something that we were really interested in the time. [00:05:34] And. I was starting to cyclocross race at a time. I would go off a weekend, so cyclocross race and come back to work. And we were designing 29 S slack long, low amount of bikes. And we also had a total. Version cause Adrian and his wife happy love to go off to all sorts of places. [00:05:53] The, they did Chile, they went and wrote the Santiago combo skeleton and Northern Spain, all of these cycle touring. And he adapted one of the hardtail Enduro steel mountain bikes and put lugs on it. So he could take. And I was like, I liked the look of that bite, but I don't really I don't want to put drop bars on it. [00:06:14] Can I put drop bars on it? Let's try it. And so here I had a 29 mountain bike slack long, whoa, with with a draw bar on it. And I was like this pretty cool. And they were looking to, they already had an exi carbon bikes. I was like, can we do this a bit lighter? Because. Yorkshire is, I know you're you have family that Craig and it's up down. [00:06:35] Dale is Dale is a small valley and it's really steep at each side. And I live in between the two national products of the north York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. And they have so many of these little Dales. So riding across that, you'd go down and it's like down 25% down to a flat valley, then literally back up the other side, 25 to 30%. [00:06:57] So I wanted something nice and light, but to go all day across the Dales and the malls And so we were making this and thinking, oh, this could be a cool and gravel was coming on the scene at the time. And I was interested in bike packing with it and just testing out something that was a good touring bike. [00:07:18] But at the same time, I just saw touring at the time as being something that my parents did or all the people did when they retired. So I wanted something fun cause I still enjoyed enjoy mountain biking. So I wanted to take it down some trails at the same time as doing a hundred K on it, which I certainly wouldn't do on my one 60 mil. [00:07:36] Enjoy a bike, do a hundred K, but so that's where I discovered this cyclocross gravel mix. That we all call gravel today. Which Adrian at the time was like, we used to race on my, on a bikes would drop handlebars XC and downhill back in the 1980s. Cause inventing anything new it's all coming round in circles, the wheels going round, as they say. [00:08:00] So that was really my early years in the cycling industry playing with that. And then. Being honest, Googled cool bike mechanic jobs in one places which took me back to Australia. And then I wanted to go back to Europe and it took me to the warmest place at the time, which was the Canary islands which was great for gaining some exposure of just massive cyclists all at once. [00:08:24] Thousands of people on the road, just riding the bikes, having fun on holiday guided, worked in rental shops. Love the Canary island lifestyle. And then I just stumbled across Trek travel. I told the global logistics manager at one day, I was like, I want to come work for you because I want to help out on some of your big trips. [00:08:41] They were doing tour de France and big Pyrenees trips and out trips. And I just really liked the idea of offering support to. To other people, not the I'd been guy, a guy that I wanted to support the guides. I knew all the tricks of all the problems of being a guide. So I wanted to help them most of all, help back help their guests. [00:09:04] And that kind of leads me to here where I'm the European logistics coordinator for Trek travel and in our home base of drones.  [00:09:11] Craig Dalton: Amazing. It's such a, it's so interesting. As people who have been around the sport of cycling for a long time to trace back when you first started doing the thing that later became gravel cycling. [00:09:25] Because obviously as you've indicated, as we've discussed before, People have been riding drop bar bikes off-road for a long time, but it was this kind of gradual progression of componentry, frame, design, methodology, tires, brakes, all these things combined to making what was once somewhat a hacky type experience where you were maybe bringing a bike that wasn't exactly suited for the job to where we are now. [00:09:53] That depending on where you are and how you want to set up your bike. There's such a wide variety of ways in which you can configure these bikes to ride on the roads and trails wherever you live in the world.  [00:10:05] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. It's always fascinated me coming from like a motor sport design element. [00:10:10] Always into aerodynamics working with formula two, formula three. And then I had to, I always had a love for kind of classic cause I raised something in the UK or Europe rally cross, which I don't think you have in us, but it's it's exactly that it's a cross between this second is gravel road and dirt, and you drive a little bit of each and we always used to race the classic mini Coupa's. [00:10:35] That was my classic love of cause. But yeah, that was a tangent. Sorry.  [00:10:40] Craig Dalton: No, it's an interesting perspective. I hadn't, no, one's brought that up before, but it's totally true. There's parallels in that experience because you had to have a car that drove well on the road. Capable off-road and presumably every driver, just like every rider had to make those difficult choices of, okay. [00:10:57] Do I want it to be higher performing on-road or off-road and what's that happy medium for me as a, as an athlete.  [00:11:04] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. And I think that changes with your with you personally, you may be a road cyclist, but you have that instinct to what's down there and it's a gravel road to go off road and explore it. [00:11:18] And you want to feel safe and comfortable. You don't want to necessarily take your 23 mil tires, cotton road bike down a. The track you want a bike that's comfortable and safe to do it all.  [00:11:31] Craig Dalton: Yeah, exactly. Talking about Trek travel specifically, obviously with the track name associated with it, people associated directly with the brand, but the company itself as Trek travel. [00:11:43] Can you tell us a little bit about its origins and how long it's been operating?  [00:11:47] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah it's actually a 20th year of fun. 2020 years since charter travel was thought up in the, in Trek itself where it started with just three people brought into to en enhance the experience that people were getting when they were not just buying a bite or buying into the Trek brand, which. [00:12:09] Is ride bikes, have fun, feel good. And Chuck just wants to get more people on bikes to have fun. And one of the ways was to offer them a trip of a lifetime of vacation, of a lifetime to somewhat. And that idea grew over the last 20 years studying in the U S and then Trek bought into the protein of yeah. [00:12:30] Trek. And they started running a VIP trips to the total France and bringing clients across. But that specifically to see the tour and see the classics that the ring in Europe have the outs to, to climb out west, to do Mon Von to go to the pyramids and do the tour of my life. The real bread and butter of your. [00:12:51] And that's grown just more destinations, more places to ride more great experiences by bike. And yeah, that's brought us to now at 20 years  [00:13:01] Craig Dalton: old. Yeah. And for those of you who have not done a bike tourism trip, it really is amazing. And a luxury. It's obviously a luxury to be able to afford it, but to be able to go over and do this and to have someone plan out the best of the best to plan out the best roads, the best routes when you're coming off the Tourmalet or a mom volunteer to knowing the right cafe to stop in having extra gear for you, having a guide that, speaks the language, but more importantly can help you get integrated into the culture in my personal experience, having done several trips over and yeah. [00:13:37] It was just such a great time. If you can afford to spend that time on your bikes, spend a week on one of these trips. It's just so amazing, which is why I remained super jazzed and excited to talk about the gravel tours that track is introducing. When did you first start to see gravel cycling as something that you could package a trip around? [00:14:01] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. I don't know who or when the first kind of the idea here's what talks about it. Cause I'm sure it's been something we're always looking at new trends, new you, new ways to travel that that people want to do. And new experiences and to we're primarily on the road, we started with mountain bike trips. [00:14:20] Think I wouldn't say five, six years ago. And dos were in small pockets in Iceland, Norway, and that's a great way to get completely off the road. But then we found a a lot of people. They still want it to, they still want it to do a bit of everything. They want it to go on the road still. [00:14:38] They wanted to do the classic climbs as well as being off the road. So it was like that mix of, we took you to this beautiful forest, but actually you want it to be on the road as well in the same week. And, but you didn't want to do it on the amount of bike. And at the time there was no real bike that we had. [00:14:56] Do it and then as the Demani that tried to money evolve, it's got this name as being the, do it all bike. Whether it's ISO speed and its ability to take why the tires it's really comfortable Fabienne Cancellara famously designed the bike to to win Piru bay and and Flanders of all the couple and mixed terrain. [00:15:14] Yeah, this this is a bite that we can use for multipurpose. And three years ago we started using it as just guides and company. People would come to drone and all they say is, Hey, can we go right gravel with, we don't want to ride the road round here. We heard the gravel is amazing. So we'd stick some hybrid tires on the demand and off we'd go, just exploring off the beaten track. [00:15:36] And that's. Where it came from and grew from that with into a week long trip here in Barona. And yeah that's why I came. That's  [00:15:46] Craig Dalton: great to hear it. It's interesting to hear that it came from the riders up and great to hear that you, as a company, listened and started to build more experiences around that, as we've talked about a little bit offline, Girona for anybody who's follows. [00:16:01] Professional road. Cycling has always had this huge allure as a destination for a lot of pros live there. So we presume there's a lot of great road riding out there. Do you feel that in the city, is, are there a ton of road cyclists around every week?  [00:16:20] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, I would say there's, I wouldn't say there's a ton of road cyclist. [00:16:23] I'd say there's thousands of cyclists in general. On any given weekend, you can see mountain bikers road bike as gravel bike is like trick bikers nowadays. But. All the time. You can see people on bikes. It's a city which has a big network of city bikes and like docs every way. When you can pick up the city bikes for three years, you can rent the bike for the day to ride around town. [00:16:47] It's not a no that we call it a town. Although it's a city, it's very, it's a small, condensed old town. So it's great to explore by bike with all this small streets and things. And yeah, as you said it's known it's gotten more well-known because of all the professionals that live here modern, the bike roads you name it, there's many triathletes Yan for Dino to name one of the big biggest triathletes pulls this, his house. [00:17:11] And it's yeah, in Europe, it's known as one of the places where particularly I'm going to say foreign writers come from Australia and New Zealand, Canada, us they use this, is that is that personal? And I'd probably say right now in Jarana you have upwards of 8,200 pro cyclists living here which is really high for any city in the world. [00:17:34] Given the amount of pros in general, living in Jonah, and you have three of the biggest teams here locally, you have EDS Israel cycling academy have a small base here. You have a couple of continental teams, a couple of the U S continental teams have their European basis here. So you not only have teams, you have sorry. [00:17:56] You not only have writers, you have the support here as well. And they say, if you just want a massage, it's the best place in the, in Europe. Go from mass massage because of the level is so high, they used the pros. You never get a bad massage here at all because the misuse could have been rubbing right. [00:18:14] Chris from the day before he attends to you, so you get pro service, whatever you're doing, and that's not just in cycling related. I'm sure we're going to talk about this, but the coffee scene, the food scene everything has that little twist towards catering. Which is amazing. Yeah. I think that's  [00:18:32] Craig Dalton: super interesting, obviously the writing I want to be doing is off-road, but as someone who's a fan of professional cycling in general, just having that be infused as part of the city, in addition to the culture, which maybe we'll talk about a little bit more. [00:18:46] It's just going to be a fun addition to that trip for us geographic challenged Americans, where Israel.  [00:18:53] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, so Girona is it's in Spain. It's in the region of Catalonia which is to the Northeast. We border on Spain. We bought it with Spain and Dora and France. And. Yeah. [00:19:09] And the Northeast, and  [00:19:10] Craig Dalton: It's not specifically on the coast, but how far of a ride is it to the coast from Jarana city center?  [00:19:16] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, so Girona is it's probably for any cycling destination is really well situated. It's just a 40 minutes drive to them. And 40 minutes drive from the Pyrenees. [00:19:28] So yeah, slap bang in the middle of mountains and see and give you perspective in writing terms. I'm sorry, I'm going to talk in kilometers. But we're looking at about a nice 50 mile loop to the coast and back.  [00:19:43] Craig Dalton: Okay. And look at just having Google maps open as we speak, it looks like there is a lot of, kind of national parks base in green space, just outside the city. [00:19:53] Ewan Shepherd: literally the back of the town has a very famous climate song of UVS might be of huddle of L's angels. It's just over seven, 10 K climate just over 6% is always say to the first and last day, you're hearing Jerone. You're going to write this. If you don't write it every day. [00:20:10] And that leads into a beautiful national pocket, the bat at the back, which has miles of more, more challenging gravel all the way to the coast. And then on the inland side of Jerome, just straight into two massive valleys, which just keep going up and up and before, it you're in the parodies. [00:20:29] Craig Dalton: For those clients immediate,  [00:20:31] Ewan Shepherd: very little flat writing.  [00:20:33] Craig Dalton: Yeah. It's going to ask for those climbs immediately outside of Dharana. How much elevation do you gain to get to a local peak? Is that a thousand feet or 200 meters?  [00:20:43] Ewan Shepherd: L's angels is about 600. Elevation was very, to the very peak the closest high point around here, you're looking at about a thousand meters up to the highest peak in Catalonia itself is just shy of 2000 meters. [00:21:00] So the elevation is not super high but you are going from sea level. Most of the time But it's all the little undulations. It's a rolling terrain. I would say, yeah.  [00:21:09] Craig Dalton: Gotcha. Yeah, it certainly sounds like those, they jet up pretty quickly as a lot of coastal ranges do so for the writing, when we talk about the gravel riding in Jarana, we've talked about how great the road riding is. [00:21:21] But what does it look like to get on these gravel roads and what are they like? Are they super chopped up or are they smooth or did you get a little bit of both? I'd love to just get a sense for what you're out there. Riding.  [00:21:33] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. I think you have a bit of everything we say, Girona is the Disneyland of cycling. [00:21:40] And I first experienced kind of the gravel, as I said, we just. Through some hybrid Taya, some 32 mil hybrid tires on a demise and went straight on lucky living out slightly outside of Toronto. So just 10 K from drone essentially itself. And it's mainly farm lands and going back to my kind of love for cycling in in the UK. [00:22:02] With the Dales and we have things called bridleways and I was in search of these things to start with because it's not well publicized gravel anyway. So you just go out the door and go, okay, take the first, left off the road. That doesn't seem like a road and see where it heads. [00:22:17] And sometimes you end up with a beautiful, smooth gravel track with that. Evidently to S at a, an extra road to people's houses all you get unlucky and you end up and it tends into single track and actually becomes quite flowing. This is actually it's maybe a mountain bike route, and you guys through a single track, really nice employee through the woods can be quiet Rocky in places. [00:22:40] This part of Spain is very Rocky with granite. I'm limestone. Costa brother, the literal translation is like a rugged coastline. So that is evident all the way through. But you have also what they call via Verde green routes, which are smooth, hard-packed almost manmade smooth gravel, Sandy tracks which becoming more and more common. [00:23:05] From Girona itself to the little towns, to get people off the roads from all levels of cyclists, from kids to families, you can see them just packed on these green ones. Which a fantastic to start a new route on, and then you head either to the mountains, or maybe you want to go to the coast and you can just hop off on to onto something. [00:23:24] As long as it doesn't say, don't go this way. Is such a friendly kind of feeling towards cyclists. The even if you I've ended up some days, just going along a little, same little track down a shoot and I'm in the back of someone's garden and raking up leaves. Oh, sorry. That's the end. To direct you back onto the track and you were meant to be down that I take you're meant to go that way, but yeah. [00:23:48] So it's a bit of everything. That's amazing.  [00:23:52] Craig Dalton: It's so cool that, to be able to leave the city and choose your own adventure and just have that ability to explore and find all kinds of different terrain that, that sounds like such a special area and not surprising why you guys decided to introduce the Girona gravel bike tour trip, which looks amazing. [00:24:13] Can we talk about that trip and what it entails?  [00:24:16] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. So to give you an an idea of the overall of the trip, it's it's a one hotel trip based here in Jarana. Chose to base it right out of the center. We work with a really great hotel, Nord in the center. It's really cycling focused. And we do that. [00:24:33] It's based kind of off our right camp, which not to diversify what I'm talking about. It's all about eat, sleep, ride, repeat. So we make it nice and simple to focus on the writing and it's for four days of writing and it's designed to. The slightly taken on the more intermediate to advanced side of kind of people's levels. [00:24:55] So we say the most people should be have some experience. It shouldn't be their first time writing a gravel bike to get the most out of it. And we have easy days which are, like I say, just using these Greenways, getting out of the city, heading to see some of the beautiful, rugged coastline. [00:25:13] And then we have some more avid days which heads. What's the mountains. And we actually found some of our routes through used to calm. Are you still does? Comes here every year in the spring to do some training before he started his road season. And we'd always wait till he hummed, we see him here. [00:25:30] And then when we're looking on struggling, why did he go? Where did he go? Because he always seems to find some stupidly hard climbs, some great gravel climates. We didn't know that. And we actually introduced some of these to the trip and it's like a, like an outdoor as of gravel, just snaking switchbacks one after the other, up to this beautiful peak point with a big cross on the top. [00:25:53] Yeah. And then you're trying to work out where he went and then you look down the other side and oh, he went down there and you you try it. But then for. For many people, it's probably too much of a Rocky rock garden. So you end up heading back down like a beautiful the switching snaking all the way back down is the safest way sometimes. [00:26:14] But yeah, that's a, an overview of a gravel trip.  [00:26:18] Craig Dalton: Nice. I've done trips of my two trips. One. We were moving basically every year. And the second we had a home base and I have to say my preference is for that home base, because I think it allows you to just absorb the culture a little bit more and be a tourist in the city that you're staying in. [00:26:35] You don't have to pack your gear up every night. So there's something nice about having that hub and ride mom.  [00:26:41] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. It definitely just opening your suitcase, getting it, your kid out, put it in the wardrobes and you don't have to pack it again. The following day to move on. I like that it's focused on eat, sleep, right? [00:26:53] Repeat, enjoy your writing. The guy. Take care of everything else. And you're in the center of the city and you're a Stone's throw from the old town. You can go for a walk on the evenings, your afternoons and evenings. yours your own to either relax, take a massage or wander the town, go sit and sip coffee. [00:27:12] Do all the locals. Do any afternoon, go have a beer and get ready for your evening meal. And and that's what people want.  [00:27:18] Craig Dalton: Now our writers on these trips typically bring in their own bikes or are you providing a bike for them?  [00:27:23] Ewan Shepherd: Just really most people take a bike from us, the Trek demonic. [00:27:28] You can bring your own bike. It doesn't does it affect price? It doesn't affect the price, but we do it because it saves you having to pack your by like in a box and all the hassle of bringing it to the building it. Yeah. All of that. You just turn up and on the first day, your bikes there, it's already set up with your measurements, to your bike from home and ready to go. [00:27:46] You don't need to worry about it. And our guides full train mechanics and take care of your bike throughout the whole week. And particularly as gravel can be hot on your bikes. And you don't want any problems with your own bikes, cause it's only going to compromise your riding,  [00:27:58] Craig Dalton: as someone who can be hard on the bike. I appreciate that. So at the end of the day, I can hand my bike off to someone and it's going to come back to me better than I left it.  [00:28:05] Ewan Shepherd: Yep. Every day, I'm sure the guides gonna look after that bike and and give you it in the morning. Like it's brand new, no issues,  [00:28:14] Craig Dalton: particular trip. [00:28:15] Are you providing the routes like GPX files? How does it work from a kind of a day-to-day practice perspective?  [00:28:22] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. So normally day to day, you'd wake up do your morning routine get dressed, go for breakfast. Get a hot tea, Catalan breakfast. Then head down to, to pick up your bikes from the bike room. [00:28:35] Your guides would meet you dad. Give you a kind of a morning briefing. The route has to go. We provide every guest with a Garmin, with preloaded GPS routes. And your guide is going to typically you have one guide on the bike, possibly two, and then a guide in a support vehicle following behind not only any issues that you have, but also by signature snack tables along the route. [00:28:59] So you could be riding through a wood and then suddenly. The van is just there and your guide has gone out a table and put some beautiful snacks out. So right in the moment when you're like, I wish I had put more water in my bottle, I wish that I brought an extra bar. That's when you're going to get to find your guides. [00:29:18] We know those spots well,  [00:29:20] Craig Dalton: nice. And, as athletes are going to be coming over with different ability, levels and fitness levels and sort of interest in flogging themselves levels. Is there an ability for, if we look at it a daily route and say I'd fancy doing a little bit more. [00:29:35] I want to come home with my legs broken every day. Are there those types of options and flexibility built into these things?  [00:29:41] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. It sounds like most of our guides they always want to go do more. So yeah, we yeah. Have a standard route for the day and then w what we call that the avid group for the day. [00:29:51] So I guess, Craig, this is for you the extra little add on which could be anything from an extra climb or an extra loop that you just hit the route on your GPS and adult. It'll take you. And we have a, an ethos of ride at your own pace. Yeah. I don't really ride. It's nice, right. [00:30:11] As a group, but also it's nice experience at your own pace. So we definitely encourage that. Guides will move around you rather than you having to stick to your guide. And they'll accommodate if if you've got slow riders or if you want to go up and do the route quite often you're going to have the guide wanting to go with you and show you that extra little climb or. [00:30:30] Take you on a, an extra level route or redo a route from two days ago because you, it was such an amazing experience. Definitely it does something for me.  [00:30:40] Craig Dalton: That's good to know. Yeah. For me, when I'm able to carve out this time in my life and I may be unique, but maybe not, when I go on one of these trips, since I don't have the responsibilities that I have at home, I don't have to care for my son. [00:30:54] I don't have to do, I need the things I need to do around the house. All I want to do is ride my bike and really, as long as I can prop myself up at the dinner table that night, that's about all I need to achieve in the rest of the.  [00:31:06] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. Did that have. A full vacation of a lifetime that's that's catered for you. [00:31:13] And that's definitely why I think people do a group trip or an organized talk because you mentioned that if you can afford to do it, but can you afford not to do it? If you've only got 20 days holiday a year, To spend spend your time planning for your holiday, and then once you get that to spend time working out, okay, what should I ride today? [00:31:34] Or where should we stop for lunch? Or where's the best place to have dinner tonight? It's all done for you. You can just make the most of what you want to do, which if you want to go on a cycling holiday and you want to ride your bike as much as.  [00:31:47] Craig Dalton: Yeah. And I think it's, it's further complicated when you're trying to ride gravel. [00:31:50] So I did a self guided tour in the Alps and there were it was pretty easy to understand the road routes that were famous to the famous climbs and figure that out on my own. But when it comes to gravel and this is something I've spoken about a lot on the podcast, there's just so much to be gained from having a little bit of local knowledge. [00:32:09] Because you cannot look at a path necessarily. And know, is that a super Rocky path that I'm going to be going four miles an hour on? Or is it actually, a smooth, single track that I'm going 16 miles an hour. And we can't know that from the outside, without talking to cyclists in that local area, while we still want to have that sense of adventure and allowing the ride to unfold. [00:32:34] It's just really nice in my opinion, particularly if you're going to spend the money to go travel to a destination, to just have a little bit of this served up to you and be able to get out there, worry for you.  [00:32:44] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah, no, I definitely agree in something that you spend all the time working out, attract to go down and then suddenly it leads to nothing and you've wasted an hour of your ride to, and then you have to backtrack. [00:32:59] And that's yeah. With a small amount of time in Europe or wherever you're traveling, you want to make money. My  [00:33:06] Craig Dalton: Spanish is bad enough that if I end up in your garden, there's probably going to be an international incident. [00:33:11] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah. But everybody's friendly hand signals are just, yes. It's I like, I think I've written in a lot of places in the world and definitely definitely Spain is a really good for.  [00:33:26] Craig Dalton: Yeah. When you have that many cyclists moving through a community, obviously the locals are experienced seeing these people and they realize, they're good for the community. [00:33:36] Hopefully we're good. Environmental stewards and polite cyclists. So it's just a symbiotic relationship for the committee.  [00:33:43] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah. And as we are in a. Company we're based in Madison, Wisconsin. And we've also been in Jerone now for nearly six, seven years. So we have a good hold in the community. We employ, we have lots of people that work for attract travel, who live here locally. [00:34:00] Who are deep rooted in the community. So we often we work a lot with our subcontractors. We work really hard to find the best people who not only have the best winery or the best restaurant, but they have the best ethos to, to work with us and help our guests have the best experience. [00:34:19] It's not just about the product that serving, but how they're making our guests and us as a company feel. So it's really important that local aspect, but everything that's involved,  [00:34:29] Craig Dalton: such an amazing opportunity that travel affords the traveler, just the ability to see how things that are important in the culture. [00:34:37] Are manufactured and meet people who are doing them and, meet you, meet the restaurant tours. Like all of that is just what has kept me traveling my entire life and hopefully will have me continue traveling. So a couple of final questions for you. UN what is your favorite local cuisine? What can't we miss when we go there? [00:34:57] And what is your favorite part of Sharona from a tourist perspective?  [00:35:01] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, that's a definitely a hard question. I don't even have a closer prepared, good answer. Where do I want to start? Definitely Girona has a lot of local cuisine Catalan cutline cuisine. It's a very simple way of cooking in one aspect. [00:35:18] And why. One thing that people often. Think of it all. I'll Paya, no, throw that away. It's it's not Paya that you'd come to get here. They have something called pinch Hills, which is very similar to tapas and it's one of my favorite local it's not a particular dish. [00:35:37] It's a way of eating and. In the restaurant, you have lots of little plates on the counter with little chunks of bread with on top of them, either fresh fish with with all sorts of toppings or. Saw or booty FADA, there's the sausage which they do in many different kinds of blood sausages. [00:35:56] And lots of little dishes. And often you don't sit down at a table. This is going to freak people out in COVID at times, but it's a great social way of eating because you're taking small plate and you're taking it and you're just standing in a bar basically. With everybody else who's enjoying it, but it's that great atmosphere of eating together in the center of town, which often spills out into the streets on a Friday and Saturday of just people standing out on the streets with small plates and a little what they called Canada, a little glass of the local beer, which they have a lot of really good local breweries here. [00:36:30] Which I know a lot of people love to test out all the local. And Catalonia to the complete other scale of things has some of Europe's best Michelin star restaurants like per area, just in, in Rona, this small area, up to 45 Ks from the center, you have 35 Michelin star restaurants. [00:36:50] For gastronomy it's an amazing place because of all the local ingredients of the winery. You have a lot of cider production with apple and pear farms, which you ride through. One of my favorite rides to the coast air takes you through just miles and miles of apple orchards and tail orchards which is just going to be picked in about a half a month's time. [00:37:13] It's main picking season here. Delicious. Yeah, it's a, and I haven't even talked about coffee coffee, the culture of coffee, drinking. Was brought to your owner with cyclist, cyclists, need coffee, and they need good coffee. And the Canadian Chrystia and Maya was one of the more well-known people who brought the coffee culture and his own roastery of the service costs. [00:37:34] And Lamatsia his his coffee shop. And from dad nearly 10 years ago, it sprung into. That each corner was developing its own taste for coffee. And as the locals really have a passion for it now at brewing really good speciality coffee, which, like I said, we can't live without it. [00:37:51] They definitely have a captured audience. Indeed.  [00:37:54] Craig Dalton: This is amazing. Girona has always been tops on my list of places to go and it certainly remains. In that post COVID top slot for me, I can't wait to join you on one of these trips. At some point, I know there's a couple trips left this year. [00:38:09] It looks like November 7th and November 14th are available for departure dates. And obviously once again, in the spring in 2022. So for all the listeners out there, you can just visit Trek, travel.com and just write search for Jeronica dry gravel. And you'll see the trip we've been talking about. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun and you can almost guarantee you that I'll be there one of these days. [00:38:32] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, I will look forward to it. Look forward to meeting in person and hopefully you'll get to experience your own home and it won't be your last visit to drone, or I can assure you for that much.  [00:38:44] Craig Dalton: Thanks for all the great information you and I appreciate you joining us.  [00:38:48] That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Big thanks to you and for joining us and telling us all about that great trip that Trek travel has organized. Again, those dates are November this year. As well as throughout the Springs to go, please visit truck travel.com. To figure out what itinerary might work for you. I hope you're stoked. Like I am.  [00:39:10] I'm desperate to get my tires overseas. And sample some of that great gravel in Spain and elsewhere in the world. We'll leave it at that for this week. If you have any questions, feel free to join us over at the ridership. Just visit www.theridership.com to join that free community. 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