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It was my great pleasure to speak once again to Tyler Cowen. His most recent book is Talent, How to Find Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Across the World.We discuss:how sex is more pessimistic than he is,why he expects society to collapse permanently,why humility, stimulants, intelligence, & stimulants are overrated,how he identifies talent, deceit, & ambition,& much much much more!Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other podcast platform. Read the full transcript here.Follow me on Twitter for updates on future episodes.More really cool guests coming up, subscribe to find out about future episodes!You may also enjoy my interviews of Bryan Caplan (about mental illness, discrimination, and poverty), David Deutsch (about AI and the problems with America's constitution), and Steve Hsu (about intelligence and embryo selection).If you end up enjoying this episode, I would be super grateful if you shared it. Post it on Twitter, send it to your friends & group-chats, and throw it up on any relevant subreddits & forums you follow. Can't exaggerate how much it helps a small podcast like mine.A huge thanks to Graham Bessellieu for editing this podcast and Mia Aiyana for producing its transcript.Timestamps(0:00) -Did Caplan Change On Education?(1:17) - Travel vs. History(3:10) - Do Institutions Become Left Wing Over Time?(6:02) - What Does Talent Correlate With?(13:00) - Humility, Mental Illness, Caffeine, and Suits(19:20) - How does Education affect Talent?(24:34) - Scouting Talent(33:39) - Money, Deceit, and Emergent Ventures(37:16) - Building Writing Stamina(39:41) - When Does Intelligence Start to Matter?(43:51) - Spotting Talent (Counter)signals(53:57) - Will Reading Cowen's Book Help You Win Emergent Ventures?(1:04:18) - Existential risks and the Longterm(1:12:45) - Cultivating Young Talent(1:16:05) - The Lifespans of Public Intellectuals(1:19:42) - Risk Aversion in Academia(1:26:20) - Is Stagnation Inevitable?(1:31:33) - What are Podcasts for?TranscriptDid Caplan Change On Education?Tyler Cowen Ask Bryan about early and late Caplan. In which ways are they not consistent? That's a kind of friendly jab.Dwarkesh Patel Okay, interesting. Tyler Cowen Garrett Jones has tweeted about this in the past. In The Myth of the Rational Voter, education is so wonderful. It no longer seems to be true, but it was true from the data Bryan took from. Bryan doesn't think education really teaches you much. Dwarkesh Patel So then why is it making you want a free market?Tyler Cowen It once did, even though it doesn't now, and if it doesn't now, it may teach them bad things. But it's teaching them something.Dwarkesh Patel I have asked him this. He thinks that education doesn't teach them anything; therefore, that woke-ism can't be a result of colleges. I asked him, “okay, at some point, these were ideas in colleges, but now they're in the broader world. What do you think happened? Why did it transition together?” I don't think he had a good answer to that.Tyler Cowen Yeah, you can put this in the podcast if you want. I like the free podcast talk often better than the podcast. [laughs]Dwarkesh Patel Okay. Well yeah, we can just start rolling. Today, it is my great pleasure to speak to Tyler Cowen about his new book, “Talent, How to Find Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Across the World.” Tyler, welcome (once again) to The Lunar Society. Tyler Cowen Happy to be here, thank you!Travel vs. HistoryDwarkesh Patel 1:51 Okay, excellent. I'll get into talent in just a second, but I've got a few questions for you first. So in terms of novelty and wonder, do you think travelling to the past would be a fundamentally different experience from travelling to different countries today? Or is it kind of in the same category?Tyler Cowen You need to be protected against disease and have some access to the languages, and obviously, your smartphone is not going to work, right? So if you adjust for those differences, I think it would be a lot like travelling today except there'd be bigger surprises because no one else has gone to the past. Older people were there in a sense, but if you go back to ancient Athens, or the peak of the Roman Empire, you'd be the first traveller. Dwarkesh Patel So do you think the experience of reading a history book is somewhat substitutable for actually travelling to a place? Tyler Cowen Not at all! I think we understand the past very very poorly. If you've travelled appropriately in contemporary times, it should make you more skeptical about history because you'll realize how little you can learn about the current places just by reading about them. So it's like Travel versus History, and the historians lose.Dwarkesh Patel Oh, interesting. So I'm curious, how does travelling a lot change your perspective when you read a work of history? In what ways does it do so? Are you skeptical of it to an extent that you weren't before, and what do you think historians are probably getting wrong? Tyler Cowen It may not be a concrete way, but first you ask: was the person there? If it's a biography, did the author personally know the subject of the biography? That becomes an extremely important question. I was just in India for the sixth time, I hardly pretend to understand India, whatever that possibly might mean, but before I went at all, I'd read a few hundred books about India, and it's not like I got nothing out of them, but in some sense, I knew nothing about India. Now that I've visited, the other things I read make more sense, including the history.Do Institutions Become Left Wing Over Time?Dwarkesh Patel Okay, interesting. So you've asked this question to many of your guests, and I don't think any of them have had a good answer. So let me just ask you: what do you think is the explanation behind Conquest's Second Law? Why does any institution that is not explicitly right-wing become left-wing over time?Tyler Cowen Well, first of all, I'm not sure that Conquest's Second Law is true. So you have something like the World Bank which was sort of centrist state-ist in the 1960s, and by the 1990s became fairly neoliberal. Now, about what's left-wing/right-wing, it's global, it's complicated, but it's not a simple case of Conquest's Second Law holding. I do think that for a big part of the latter post-war era, some version of Conquest's Law does mostly hold for the United States. But once you see that it's not universal, you're just asking: well, why have parts? Why has the American intelligentsia shifted to the left? So that there's political science literature on educational polarization? [laughs] I wouldn't say it's a settled question, but it's not a huge mystery like “how Republicans act wackier than Democrats are” for example. The issues realign in particular ways. I believe that's why Conquest's Law locally is mostly holding.Dwarkesh Patel Oh, interesting. So you don't think there's anything special about the intellectual life that tends to make people left-wing, and this issue is particular to our current moment?Tyler Cowen I think by choosing the words “left-wing” you're begging the question. There's a lot of historical areas where what is left-wing is not even well defined, so in that sense, Conquests Law can't even hold there. I once had a debate with Marc Andreessen about this–– I think Mark tends to see things that are left-wing/right-wing as somewhat universal historical categories, and I very much do not. In medieval times, what's left wing and what's right wing? Even in 17th century England, there were particular groups who on particular issues were very left-wing or right-wing. It seems to me to be very unsatisfying, and there's a lot of fluidity in how these axes play out over real issues.Dwarkesh Patel Interesting. So maybe then it's what is considered “left” at the time that tends to be the thing that ends up winning. At least, that's how it looks like looking back on it. That's how we categorize things. Something insightful I heard is that “if the left keeps winning, then just redefine what the left is.” So if you think of prohibition at the time, it was a left-wing cause, but now, the opposite of prohibition is left-wing because we just changed what the left is.Tyler Cowen Exactly. Take the French Revolution: they're the historical equivalent of nonprofits versus 1830s restoration. Was everything moving to the left, between Robespierre and 1830? I don't pretend to know, but it just sure doesn't seem that way. So again, there seem to be a lot of cases where Conquest's Law is not so economical.Dwarkesh Patel Napoleon is a great example of this where we're not sure whether he's the most left-wing figure in history or the most right-wing figure in history.Tyler Cowen 6:00Maybe he's both somehow.What Does Talent Correlate With?Dwarkesh Patel How much of talent or the lack thereof is a moral judgment for you? Just to give some context, when I think that somebody is not that intelligent, for me, that doesn't seem like a moral judgment. That just seems like a lottery. When I say that somebody's not hard working, that seems like more of a moral judgment. So on that spectrum, where would you say talent lies?Tyler Cowen I don't know. My default is that most people aren't that ambitious. I'm fine with that. It actually creates some opportunities for the ambitious–– there might be an optimal degree of ambition. Well, short of everyone being sort of maximally ambitious. So I don't go around pissed off at unambitious people, judging them in some moralizing way. I think a lot of me is on autopilot when it comes to morally judging people from a distance. I don't wake up in the morning and get pissed off at someone in the Middle East doing whatever, even though I might think it was wrong.Dwarkesh Patel So when you read the biographies of great people, often you see there's a bit of an emotional neglect and abuse when they're kids. Why do you think this is such a common trope?Tyler Cowen I would love to see the data, but I'm not convinced that it's more common than with other people. Famous people, especially those who have biographies, on average are from earlier times, and in earlier times, children were treated worse. So it could be correlated without being causal. Now, maybe there's this notion that you need to have something to prove. Maybe you only feel you need to prove something if you're Napoleon and you're short, and you weren't always treated well. That's possible and I don't rule it out. But you look at Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg without pretending to know what their childhoods were like. It sure sounds like they were upper middle class kids treated very well, at least from a distance. For example, the Collison's had great parents and they did well.Dwarkesh Patel It could just be that the examples involving emotional neglect stuck out in my mind in particular. Tyler Cowen Yeah. So I'd really like to see the data. I think it's an important and very good question. It seems to me, maybe one could investigate it, but I've never seen an actual result.Dwarkesh Patel Is there something you've learned about talent spotting through writing the book that you wish wasn't so? Maybe you found it disturbing, or you found it disappointing in some way. Is there something that is a correlate for talent that you wish wasn't? Tyler Cowen I don't know. Again, I think I'm relatively accepting of a lot of these realities, but the thing that disappoints me a bit is how geographically clustered talent is. I don't mean where it was born, and I don't mean ethnically. I just mean where it ends up. So if you get an application, say from rural Italy where maybe living standards are perfectly fine–– there's good weather, there's olive oil, there's pasta. But the application just probably not that good. Certainly, Italians have had enough amazing achievements over the millennia, but right now, the people there who are actually up to something are going to move to London or New York or somewhere. So I find that a bit depressing. It's not really about the people. Dwarkesh Patel When you do find a cluster of talent, to what extent can that be explained by a cyclical view of what's happening in the region? In the sense of the “hard times create strong men” theory? I mean at some point, Italy had a Renaissance, so maybe things got complacent over time.Tyler Cowen Again, maybe that's true for Italy, but most of the talent clusters have been such for a long time, like London and New York. It's not cyclical. They've just had a ton of talent for a very long time. They still do, and later on, they still will. Maybe not literally forever, but it seems like an enduring effect.Dwarkesh Patel But what if they leave? For example, the Central European Jews couldn't stay where they were anymore and had to leave.Tyler Cowen Obviously, I think war can destroy almost anything. So German scientific talent took a big whack, German cultural talent too. I mean, Hungarian Jews and mathematics-–I don't know big of a trend it still is, but it's certainly nothing close to what it once was.Dwarkesh Patel Okay. I was worried that if you realize that some particular region has a lot of talent right now, then that might be a one-time gain. You realize that India, Toronto or Nigeria or something have a lot of talent, but the culture doesn't persist in some sort of extended way. Tyler Cowen That might be true for where talent comes from, but where it goes just seems to show more persistence. People will almost certainly be going to London for centuries. Is London producing a lot of talent? That's less clear. That may be much more cyclical. In the 17th century, London was amazing, right? London today? I would say I don't know. But it's not obvious that it's coming close to its previous glories. So the current status of India I think, will be temporary, but temporary for a long time. It's just a very big place. It has a lot of centres and there are things it has going for it like not taking prosperity for granted. But it will have all of these for quite a while–– India's still pretty poor.Dwarkesh Patel What do you think is the difference between actual places where clusters of talent congregate and places where that are just a source of that talent? What makes a place a sink rather than a source of talent?Tyler Cowen I think finding a place where people end up going is more or less obvious. You need money, you need a big city, you need some kind of common trade or linguistic connection. So New York and London are what they are for obvious reasons, right? Path dependence history, the story of making it in the Big Apple and so on. But origins and where people come from are areas that I think theory is very bad at understanding. Why did the Renaissance blossom in Florence and Venice, and not in Milan? If you're going back earlier, it wasn't obvious that it would be those places. I've done a lot of reading to try to figure this out, but I find that I've gotten remarkably not far on the question.Dwarkesh Patel The particular examples you mentioned today–– like New York, San Francisco, London, these places today are kind of high stakes, because if you want to move there, it's expensive. Do you think that this is because they've been so talented despite this fact, or because you need some sort of exclusion in order to be a haven of talent?Tyler Cowen Well, I think this is a problem for San Francisco. It may be a more temporary cluster than it ought to have been. Since it's a pretty recent cluster, it can't count on the same kind of historical path dependence that New York and Manhattan have. But a lot of New York still is not that expensive. Look at the people who work and live there! They're not all rich, to say the least. And that is an important part of why New York is still New York. With London, it's much harder, but it seems to me that London is a sink for somewhat established talent––which is fine, right? However, in that regard, it's much inferior to New York.Humility, Mental Illness, Caffeine, and Suits Dwarkesh Patel Okay, I want to play a game of overrated and underrated with you, but we're going to do it with certain traits or certain kinds of personalities that might come in when you're interviewing people.Tyler Cowen Okay, it's probably all going to be indeterminate, but go on.Dwarkesh Patel Right. So somebody comes in, and they're very humble.Tyler Cowen Immediately I'm suspicious. I figure most people who are going to make something of themselves are arrogant. If they're willing to show it, there's a certain bravery or openness in that. I don't rule out the humble person doing great. A lot of people who do great are humble, but I just get a wee bit like, “what's up with you? You're not really humble, are you?”Dwarkesh Patel Maybe humility is a way of avoiding confrontation–– if you don't have the competence to actually show that you can be great. Tyler Cowen It might be efficient for them to avoid confrontation, but I just start thinking that I don't know the real story. When I see a bit of arrogance, I'm less likely to think that it may, in a way, be feigned. But the feigning of arrogance in itself is a kind of arrogance. So in that sense, I'm still getting the genuine thing. Dwarkesh Patel So what is the difference? Let's say a 15-year-old who is kind of arrogant versus a 50-year-old who is kind of arrogant, and the latter has accomplishments already while the first one doesn't. Is there a difference in how you perceive humility or the lack thereof?Tyler Cowen Oh, sure. With the 50-year-old, you want to see what they have done, and you're much more likely to think the 50 year old should feign humility than the 15-year-old. Because that's the high-status thing to do–– it's to feign humility. If they can't do that, you figure, “Here's one thing they're bad at. What else are they bad at?” Whereas with the 15-year-old, maybe they have a chip on their shoulder and they can't quite hold it all in. Oh, that's great and fine. Let's see what you're gonna do.Dwarkesh Patel How arrogant can you be? There are many 15 year olds who are really good at math, and they have ambitions like “I want to solve P ≠ NP” or “I want to build an AGI” or something. Is there some level where you just clearly don't understand what's going on since you think you can do something like that? Or is arrogance always a plus?Tyler Cowen I haven't seen that level of arrogance yet. If a 15-year-old said to me, “in three years, I'm going to invent a perpetual motion machine,” I would think “No, now you're just crazy.” But no one's ever said that to me. There's this famous Mark Zuckerberg story where he went into the VC meeting at Sequoia wearing his pajamas and he told Sequoia not to give him money. He was 18 at a minimum, that's pretty arrogant behavior and we should be fine with that. We know how the story ends. So it's really hard to be too arrogant. But once you say this, because of the second order effect, you start thinking: “Well, are they just being arrogant as an act?” And then in the “act sense”, yes, they can be too arrogant.Dwarkesh Patel Isn't the backstory there that Mark was friends with Sean Parker and then Sean Parker had beef with Sequoia…Tyler Cowen There's something like that. I wouldn't want to say off the top of my head exactly what, but there is a backstory.Dwarkesh Patel Okay. Somebody comes in professionally dressed when they don't need to. They've got a crisp clean shirt. They've got a nice wash. Tyler Cowen How old are they?Dwarkesh Patel 20.Tyler Cowen They're too conformist. Again, with some jobs, conformity is great, but I get a little suspicious, at least for what I'm looking for. Though I wouldn't rule them out for a lot of things–– it's a plus, right?Dwarkesh Patel Is there a point though, where you're in some way being conformist by dressing up in a polo shirt? Like if you're in San Francisco right now, it seems like the conformist thing is not to wear a suit to an interview if you're trying to be a software engineer.Tyler Cowen Yeah, there might be situations where it's so weird, so over the top, so conformist, that it's actually totally non-conformist. Like “I don't know anyone who's a conformist like you are!” Maybe it's not being a conformist, or just being some kind of nut, that makes you interested again.Dwarkesh Patel An overall sense that you get from the person that they're really content, almost like Buddha came in for an interview. A sense of wellbeing.Tyler Cowen It's gonna depend on context, I don't think I'd hold it against someone, but I wouldn't take it at face value. You figure they're antsy in some way, you hope. You'll see it with more time, I would just think.Dwarkesh Patel Somebody who uses a lot of nootropics. They're constantly using caffeine, but maybe on the side (multiple times a week), they're also using Adderall, Modafinil, and other kinds of nootropics.Tyler Cowen I don't personally like it, but I've never seen evidence that it's negatively correlated with success, so I would try to put it out of my mind. I sort of personally get a queasy feeling like “Do you really know what you're doing. Is all this stuff good for you? Why do you need this?” That's my actual reaction, but again, at the intellectual level, it does seem to work for some people, or at least not screw them up too much.Dwarkesh Patel You don't drink caffeine, correct? Tyler Cowen Zero.Dwarkesh Patel Why?Tyler Cowen I don't like it. It might be bad for you. Dwarkesh Patel Oh really, you think so? Tyler Cowen People get addicted to it.Dwarkesh Patel You're not worried it might make you less productive over the long term? It's more about you just don't want to be addicted to something?Tyler Cowen Well, since I don't know it well, I'm not sure what my worries are. But the status quo regime seems to work. I observe a lot of people who end up addicted to coffee, coke, soda, stuff we know is bad for you. So I think: “What's the problem I need to solve? Why do it?”Dwarkesh Patel What if they have a history of mental illness like depression or anxiety? Not that mental illnesses are good, but at the current margins, do you think that maybe they're punished too heavily? Or maybe that people don't take them seriously enough that they actually have a bigger signal than the people are considering?Tyler Cowen I don't know. I mean, both could be true, right? So there's definitely positive correlations between that stuff and artistic creativity. Whether or not it's causal is harder to say, but it correlates. So you certainly should take the person seriously. But would they be the best Starbucks cashier? I don't know.How does Education Affect Talent?Dwarkesh Patel Yeah. In another podcast, you've pointed out that some of the most talented people you see who are neglected are 15 to 17 year olds. How does this impact how you think? Let's say you were in charge of a high school, you're the principal of a high school, and you know that there's 2000 students there. A few of them have to be geniuses, right? How is the high school run by Tyler Cowen? Especially for the very smartest people there? Tyler Cowen Less homework! I would work harder to hire better teachers, pay them more, and fire the bad ones if I'm allowed to do that. Those are no-brainers, but mainly less homework and I'd have more people come in who are potential role models. Someone like me! I was invited once to Flint Hill High School in Oakton, it's right nearby. I went in, I wasn't paid. I just figured “I'll do this.” It seems to me a lot of high schools don't even try. They could get a bunch of people to come in for free to just say “I'm an economist, here's what being an economist is like” for 45 minutes. Is that so much worse than the BS the teacher has to spew? Of course not. So I would just do more things like that.Dwarkesh Patel I want to understand the difference between these three options. The first is: somebody like you actually gives an in-person lecture saying “this is what life is like”. The second is zoom, you could use zoom to do that. The third is that it's not live in any way whatsoever. You're just kind of like maybe showing a video of the person. Tyler Cowen I'm a big believer in vividness. So Zoom is better than nothing. A lot of people are at a distance, but I think you'll get more and better responses by inviting local people to do it live. And there's plenty of local people, where most of the good schools are.Dwarkesh Patel Are you tempted to just give these really smart 15-year-olds a hall pass to the library all day and some WiFi access, and then just leave them alone? Or do you think that they need some sort of structure?Tyler Cowen I think they need some structure, but you have to let them rebel against it and do their own thing. Zero structure strikes me as great for a few of them, but even for the super talented ones, it's not perfect. They need exposure to things, and they need some teachers as role models. So you want them to have some structure.Dwarkesh Patel If you read old books about education, there's a strong emphasis on moral instruction. Do you think that needs to be an important part of education? Tyler Cowen I'd like to see more data. But I suspect the best moral instruction is the teachers actually being good people. I think that works. But again, I'd like to see the data. But somehow getting up and lecturing them about the seven virtues or something. That seems to me to be a waste of time, and maybe even counterproductive.Dwarkesh Patel Now, the way I read your book about talent, it also seems like a critique of Bryan's book, The Case Against Education.Tyler Cowen Ofcourse it is. Bryan describes me as the guy who's always torturing him, and in a sense, he's right.Dwarkesh Patel Well, I guess more specifically, it seems that Bryan's book relies on the argument that you need a costly signal to show that you have talent, or you have intelligence, conscientiousness, and other traits. But if you can just learn that from a 1500 word essay and a zoom call, then maybe college is not about the signal.Tyler Cowen In that sense, I'm not sure it's a good critique of Bryan. So for most people in the middle of the distribution, I don't think you can learn what I learned from Top 5 Emergent Ventures winners through an application and a half-hour zoom call. But that said, I think the talent book shows you my old saying: context is that which is scarce. And you're always testing people for their understanding of context. Most people need a fair amount of higher education to acquire that context, even if they don't remember the detailed content of their classes. So I think Bryan overlooks how much people actually learn when they go to school.Dwarkesh Patel How would you go about measuring the amount of context of somebody who went to college? Is there something you can point to that says, “Oh, clearly they're getting some context, otherwise, they wouldn't be able to do this”?Tyler Cowen I think if you meet enough people who didn't go to college, you'll see the difference, on average. Stressing the word average. Now there are papers measuring positive returns to higher education. I don't think they all show it's due to context, but I am persuaded by most of Brian's arguments that you don't remember the details of what you learned in class. Oh, you learn this about astronomy and Kepler's laws and opportunity costs, etc. but people can't reproduce that two or three years later. It seems pretty clear we know that. However, they do learn a lot of context and how to deal with different personality types.Dwarkesh Patel Would you falsify this claim, though, that you are getting a lot of context? Is it just something that you had to qualitatively evaluate? What would have to be true in the world for you to conclude that the opposite is true? Tyler Cowen Well, if you could show people remembered a lot of the facts they learned, and those facts were important for their jobs, neither of which I think is true. But in principle, they're demonstrable, then you would be much more skeptical about the context being the thing that mattered. But as it stands now, that's the residual. And it's probably what matters.Dwarkesh Patel Right. So I thought that Bryan shared in the book that actually people don't even remember many of the basic facts that they learned in school.Tyler Cowen Ofcourse they don't. But that's not the main thing they learn. They learn some vision of how the world works, how they fit into it, that they ought to have higher aspirations, that they can join the upper middle class, that they're supposed to have a particular kind of job. Here are the kinds of jerks you're going to meet along the way! Here's some sense of how dating markets work! Maybe you're in a fraternity, maybe you do a sport and so on. That's what you learned. Dwarkesh Patel How did you spot Bryan?Tyler Cowen He was in high school when I met him, and it was some kind of HS event. I think he made a point of seeking me out. And I immediately thought, “Well this guy is going to be something like, gotta keep track of this guy. Right away.”Dwarkesh Patel Can you say more - what happened?Tyler Cowen His level of enthusiasm, his ability to speak with respect to detail. He was just kind of bursting with everything. It was immediately evident, as it still is. Bryan has changed less than almost anyone else I know over what is now.. he could tell you how many years but it's been a whole bunch of decades.Dwarkesh Patel Interesting. So if that's the case, then it would have been interesting to meet somebody who is like Bryan, but a 19 year old.Tyler Cowen Yeah, and I did. I was right. Talent ScoutingDwarkesh Patel To what extent do the best talent scouts inevitably suffer from Goodhart's Law? Has something like this happened to you where your approval gets turned into a credential? So a whole bunch of non-earnest people start applying, you get a whole bunch of adverse selection, and then it becomes hard for you to run your program.Tyler Cowen It is not yet hard to run the program. If I needed to, I would just shut down applications. I've seen a modest uptick in bad applications, but it takes so little time to decide they're no good, or just not a good fit for us that it's not a problem. So the endorsement does get credentialized. Mostly, that's a good thing, right? Like you help the people you pick. And then you see what happens next and you keep on innovating as you need to.Dwarkesh Patel You say in the book that the super talented are best at spotting other super talented individuals. And there aren't many of the super talented talent spotters to go around. So this sounds like you're saying that if you're not super talented, much of the book will maybe not do you a bunch of good. Results be weary should be maybe on the title. How much of talent spotting can be done by people who aren't themselves super talented?Tyler Cowen Well, I'd want to see the context of what I wrote. But I'm well aware of the fact that in basketball, most of the greatest general managers were not great players. Someone like Jerry West, right? I'd say Pat Riley was not. So again, that's something you could study. But I don't generally think that the best talent scouts are themselves super talented.Dwarkesh Patel Then what is the skill in particular that they have that if it's not the particular thing that they're working on?Tyler Cowen Some intangible kind of intuition, where they feel the right thing in the people they meet. We try to teach people that intuition, the same way you might teach art or music appreciation. But it's not a science. It's not paint-by-numbers.Dwarkesh Patel Even with all the advice in the book, and even with the stuff that isn't in the book that is just your inarticulable knowledge about how to spot talent, all your intuitions… How much of the variance in somebody's “True Potential” is just fundamentally unpredictable? If it's just like too chaotic of a thing to actually get your grips on. To what extent are we going to truly be able to spot talent?Tyler Cowen I think it will always be an art. If you look at the success rates of VCs, it depends on what you count as the pool they're drawing from, but their overall rate of picking winners is not that impressive. And they're super high stakes. They're super smart. So I think it will mostly remain an art and not a science. People say, “Oh, genomics this, genomics that”. We'll see, but somehow I don't think that will change this.Dwarkesh Patel You don't think getting a polygenic risk score of drive, for example, is going to be a thing that happens?Tyler Cowen Maybe future genomics will be incredibly different from what we have now. Maybe. But it's not around the corner.Dwarkesh Patel Yeah. Maybe the sample size is just so low and somebody is like “How are you even gonna collect that data? How are you gonna get the correlates of who the super talented people are?”Tyler Cowen That, plus how genomic data interact with each other. You can apply machine learning and so on, but it just seems quite murky.Dwarkesh Patel If the best people get spotted earlier, and you can tell who is a 10x engineer in a company and who is only a 1x engineer, or a 0.5x engineer, doesn't that mean that, in a way that inequality will get worse? Because now the 10x engineer knows that they're 10x, and everybody else knows that they're 10x, they're not going to be willing to cross subsidize and your other employees are going to be wanting to get paid proportionate to their skill.Tyler Cowen Well, they might be paid more, but they'll also innovate more, right? So they'll create more benefits for people who are doing nothing. My intuition is that overall, inequality of wellbeing will go down. But you can't say that's true apriori. Inequality of income might also go up.Dwarkesh Patel And then will the slack in the system go away for people who are not top performers? Like you can tell now, if we're getting better.Tyler Cowen This has happened already in contemporary America. As I wrote, “Average is over.” Not due to super sophisticated talent spotting. Sometimes, it's simply the fact that in a lot of service sectors, you can measure output reasonably directly––like did you finish the computer program? Did it work? That has made it harder for people to get paid things they don't deserve.Dwarkesh Patel I wonder if this leads to adverse selection in the areas where you can't measure how well somebody is doing. So the people who are kind of lazy and bums, they'll just go into places where output can't be measured. So these industries will just be overflowing with the people who don't want to work.Tyler Cowen Absolutely. And then the people who are talented in the sectors, maybe they'll leave and start their own companies and earn through equity, and no one is really ever measuring their labor power. Still, what they're doing is working and they're making more from it.Dwarkesh Patel If talent is partly heritable, then the better you get at spotting talent, over time, will the social mobility in society go down?Tyler Cowen Depends how you measure social mobility. Is it relative to the previous generation? Most talent spotters don't know a lot about parents, like I don't know anything about your parents at all! The other aspect of spotting talent is hoping the talent you mobilize does great things for people not doing anything at all. That's the kind of automatic social mobility they get. But if you're measuring quintiles across generations, the intuition could go either way.Dwarkesh Patel But this goes back to wondering whether this is a one time gain or not. Maybe initially they can help the people who are around them. Somebody in Brazil, they help people around them. But once you've found them, they're gonna go to those clusters you talked about, and they're gonna be helping the people with San Francisco who don't need help. So is this a one time game then?Tyler Cowen Many people from India seem to give back to India in a very consistent way. People from Russia don't seem to do that. That may relate to the fact that Russia is in terrible shape, and India has a brighter future. So it will depend. But I certainly think there are ways of arranging things where people give back a lot.Dwarkesh Patel Let's talk about Emergent Ventures. Sure. So I wonder: if the goal of Emergent Ventures is to raise aspirations, does that still work given the fact that you have to accept some people but reject other people? In Bayesian terms, the updates up have to equal the updates down? In some sense, you're almost transferring a vision edge from the excellent to the truly great. You see what I'm saying?Tyler Cowen Well, you might discourage the people you turn away. But if they're really going to do something, they should take that as a challenge. And many do! Like “Oh, I was rejected by Harvard, I had to go to UChicago, but I decided, I'm going to show those b******s.” I think we talked about that a few minutes ago. So if I just crushed the spirits of those who are rejected, I don't feel too bad about that. They should probably be in some role anyway where they're just working for someone.Dwarkesh Patel But let me ask you the converse of that which is, if you do accept somebody, are you worried that if one of the things that drives people is getting rejected, and then wanting to prove that you will reject them wrong, are you worried that by accepting somebody when they're 15, you're killing that thing? The part of them that wants to get some kind of approval?Tyler Cowen Plenty of other people will still reject them right? Not everyone accepts them every step of the way. Maybe they're just awesome. LeBron James is basketball history and past a certain point, it just seems everyone wanted him for a bunch of decades now. I think deliberately with a lot of candidates, you shouldn't encourage them too much. I make a point of chewing out a lot of people just to light a fire under them, like “what you're doing. It's not gonna work.” So I'm all for that selectively.Dwarkesh Patel Why do you think that so many of the people who have led Emergent Ventures are interested in Effective Altruism?Tyler Cowen There is a moment right now for Effective Altruism, where it is the thing. Some of it is political polarization, the main parties are so stupid and offensive, those energies will go somewhere. Some of that in 1970 maybe went to libertarianism. Libertarianism has been out there for too long. It doesn't seem to address a lot of current problems, like climate change or pandemics very well. So where should the energy go? The Rationality community gets some of it and that's related to EA, as I'm sure you know. The tech startup community gets some of it. That's great! It seems to be working pretty well to me. Like I'm not an EA person. But maybe they deserve a lot of it.Dwarkesh Patel But you don't think it's persistent. You think it comes and goes?Tyler Cowen I think it will come and go. But I think EA will not vanish. Like libertarianism, it will continue for quite a long time.Dwarkesh Patel Is there any movement that has attracted young people? That has been persistent over time? Or did they all fade? Tyler Cowen Christianity. Judaism. Islam. They're pretty persistent. [laughs]Dwarkesh Patel So to the extent that being more religious makes you more persistent, can we view the criticism of EA saying that it's kind of like a religion as a plus?Tyler Cowen Ofcourse, yeah! I think it's somewhat like a religion. To me, that's a plus, we need more religions. I wish more of the religions we needed were just flat-out religions. But in the meantime, EA will do,Money, Deceit, and Emergent VenturesDwarkesh Patel Are there times when somebody asks you for a grant and you view that as a negative signal? Let's say they're especially when well off: they're a former Google engineer, they wanna start a new project, and they're asking you for a grant. Do you worry that maybe they're too risk averse? Do you want them to put their own capital into it? Or do you think that maybe they were too conformist because they needed your approval before they went ahead?Tyler Cowen Things like this have happened. And I asked people flat out, “Why do you want this grant from me?” And it is a forcing question in the sense that if their answer isn't good, I won't give it to them. Even though they might have a good level of talent, good ideas, whatever, they have to be able to answer that question in a credible way. Some can, some can't.Dwarkesh Patel I remember that the President of the University of Chicago many years back said that if you rejected the entire class of freshmen that are coming in and accepted the next 1500 that they had to reject that year, then there'll be no difference in the quality of the admits.Tyler Cowen I would think UChicago is the one school where that's not true. I agree that it's true for most schools.Dwarkesh Patel Do you think that's also true of Emergent Ventures?Tyler Cowen No. Not at all.Dwarkesh Patel How good is a marginal reject?Tyler Cowen Not good. It's a remarkably bimodal distribution as I perceive it, and maybe I'm wrong. But there aren't that many cases where I'm agonizing and if I'm agonizing I figure it probably should be a no.Dwarkesh Patel I guess that makes it even tougher if you do get rejected. Because it wasn't like, “oh, you weren't a right fit for the job,” or “you almost made the cut.” It's like, “No, we're actually just assessing your potential and not some sort of fit for the job.” Not only were you just not on the edge of potential, but you were also way on the other edge of the curve.Tyler Cowen But a lot of these rejected people and projects, I don't think they're spilling tears over it. Like you get an application. Someone's in Akron, Ohio, and they want to start a nonprofit dog shelter. They saw EV on the list of things you can apply to. They apply to a lot of things and maybe never get funding. It's like people who enter contests or something, they apply to EV. Nothing against non-profit dog shelters, but that's kind of a no, right? I genuinely don't know their response, but I don't think they walk away from the experience with some deeper model of what they should infer from the EV decision.Dwarkesh Patel How much does the money part of Emergent Ventures matter? If you just didn't give them the money?Tyler Cowen There's a whole bunch of proposals that really need the money for capital costs, and then it matters a lot. For a lot of them, the money per se doesn't matter.Dwarkesh Patel Right, then. So what is the function of return for that? Do you like 10x the money, or do you add .1x the money for some of these things? Do you think they add up to seemingly different results? Tyler Cowen I think a lot of foundations give out too many large grants and not enough small grants. I hope I'm at an optimum. But again, I don't have data to tell you. I do think about this a lot, and I think small grants are underrated.Dwarkesh Patel Why are women often better at detecting deceit?Tyler Cowen I would assume for biological and evolutionary reasons that there are all these men trying to deceive them, right? The cost of a pregnancy is higher for a woman than for a man on average, by quite a bit. So women will develop defense mechanisms that men maybe don't have as much.Dwarkesh Patel One thing I heard from somebody I was brainstorming these questions with–– she just said that maybe it's because women just discuss personal matters more. And so therefore, they have a greater library.Tyler Cowen Well, that's certainly true. But that's subordinate to my explanation, I'd say. There are definitely a lot of intermediate steps. Things women do more of that help them be insightful.Building Writing StaminaDwarkesh Patel Why is writing skill so important to you?Tyler Cowen Well, one thing is that I'm good at judging it. Across scales, I'm very bad at judging, so there's nothing on the EV application testing for your lacrosse skill. But look, writing is a form of thinking. And public intellectuals are one of the things I want to support. Some of the companies I admire are ones with writing cultures like Amazon or Stripe. So writing it is! I'm a good reader. So you're going to be asked to write.Dwarkesh Patel Do you think it's a general fact that writing correlates with just general competence? Tyler Cowen I do, but especially the areas that I'm funding. It's strongly related. Whether it's true for everything is harder to say.Dwarkesh Patel Can stamina be increased?Tyler Cowen Of course. It's one of the easier things to increase. I don't think you can become superhuman in your energy and stamina if you're not born that way. But I think almost everyone could increase by 30% to 50%, some notable amount. Dwarkesh Patel Okay, that's interesting.Tyler Cowen Put aside maybe people with disabilities or something but definitely when it comes to people in regular circumstances.Dwarkesh Patel Okay. I think it's interesting because in the blog post from Robin Hanson about stamina, I think his point of view was that this is just something that's inherent to people.Tyler Cowen Well, I don't think that's totally false. The people who have superhuman stamina are born that way. But there are plenty of origins. I mean, take physical stamina. You don't think people can train more and run for longer? Of course they can. It's totally proven. So it would be weird if this rule held for all these organs but not your brain. That seems quite implausible. Especially for someone like Robin, where your brain is just this other organ that you're gonna download or upload or goodness knows what with it. He's a physicalist if there ever was one.Dwarkesh Patel Have you read Haruki Murakami's book on running?Tyler Cowen No, I've been meaning to. I'm not sure how interesting I'll find it. I will someday. I like his stuff a lot.Dwarkesh Patel But what I found really interesting about it was just how linked building physical stamina is for him to building up the stamina to write a lot.Tyler Cowen Magnus Carlsen would say the same with chess. Being in reasonable physical shape is important for your mental stamina, which is another kind of simple proof that you can boost your mental stamina.When Does Intelligence Start to Matter?Dwarkesh Patel After reading the book, I was inclined to think that intelligence matters more than I previously thought. Not less. You say in the book that intelligence has convex returns and that it matters especially for areas like inventors. Then you also say that if you look at some of the most important things in society, something like what Larry and Sergey did, they're basically inventors, right? So in many of the most important things in society, intelligence matters more because of the increasing returns. It seems like with Emergent Ventures, you're trying to pick the people who are at the tail. You're not looking for a barista at Starbucks. So it seems like you should care about intelligence more, given the evidence there. Tyler Cowen More than who does? I feel what the book presents is, in fact, my view. So kind of by definition, I agree with that view. But yes, there's a way of reading it where intelligence really matters a lot. But it's only for a relatively small number of jobs.Dwarkesh Patel Maybe you just started off with a really high priori on intelligence, and that's why you downgraded?Tyler Cowen There are a lot of jobs that I actually hire for in actual life, where smarts are not the main thing I look for.Dwarkesh Patel Does the convexity of returns on intelligence suggest that maybe the multiplicative model is wrong? Because if the multiplicative model is right, you would expect to see decreasing returns and putting your stats on one skill. You'd want to diversify more, right?Tyler Cowen I think the convexity of returns to intelligence is embedded in a multiplicative model, where the IQ returns only cash out for people good at all these other things. For a lot of geniuses, they just can't get out of bed in the morning, and you're stuck, and you should write them off.Dwarkesh Patel So you cite the data that Sweden collects from everybody that enters the military there. The CEOs are apparently not especially smart. But one thing I found interesting in that same data was that Swedish soccer players are pretty smart. The better a soccer player is, the smarter they are. You've interviewed professional basketball players turned public intellectuals on your podcast. They sound extremely smart to me. What is going on there? Why, anecdotally, and with some limited amounts of evidence, does it seem that professional athletes are smarter than you would expect?Tyler Cowen I'm a big fan of the view that top-level athletic performance is super cognitively intense and that most top athletes are really extraordinarily smart. I don't just mean smart on the court (though, obviously that), but smart more broadly. This is underrated. I think Michelle Dawson was the one who talked me into this, but absolutely, I'm with you all the way.Dwarkesh Patel Do you think this is just mutational load or––Tyler Cowen You actually have to be really smart to figure out things like how to lead a team, how to improve yourself, how to practice, how to outsmart the opposition, all these other things. Maybe it's not the only way to get there, but it is very G loaded. You certainly see some super talented athletes who just go bust. Or they may destroy themselves with drugs: there are plenty of tales like that, and you don't have to look hard. Dwarkesh Patel Are there other areas where you wouldn't expect it to be G loaded but it actually is?Tyler Cowen Probably, but there's so many! I just don't know, but sports is something in my life I followed. So I definitely have opinions about it. They seem incredibly smart to me when they're interviewed. They're not always articulate, and they're sort of talking themselves into biased exposure. But I heard Michael Jordan in the 90s, and I thought, “That guy's really smart.” So I think he is! Look at Charles Barkley. He's amazing, right? There's hardly anyone I'd rather listen to, even about talent, than Charles Barkley. It's really interesting. He's not that tall, you can't say, “oh, he succeeded. Because he's seven foot two,” he was maybe six foot four tops. And they called him the Round Mound of Rebound. And how did he do that? He was smart. He figured out where the ball was going. The weaknesses of his opponents, he had to nudge them the right way, and so on. Brilliant guy.Dwarkesh Patel What I find really remarkable is that (not just with athletes, but in many other professions), if you interview somebody who is at the top of that field, they come off really really smart! For example, YouTubers and even sex workers.Tyler Cowen So whoever is like the top gardener, I expect I would be super impressed by them.Spotting Talent (Counter)signalsDwarkesh Patel Right. Now all your books are in some way about talent, right? Let me read you the following passage from An Economist Gets Lunch, and I want you to tell me how we can apply this insight to talent. “At a fancy fancy restaurant, the menu is well thought out. The time and attention of the kitchen are scarce. An item won't be on the menu unless there's a good reason for its presence. If it sounds bad, it probably tastes especially good?”Tyler Cowen That's counter-signaling, right? So anything that is very weird, they will keep on the menu because it has a devoted set of people who keep on ordering it and appreciate it. That's part of the talent of being a chef, you can come up with such things. Dwarkesh Patel How do we apply this to talent? Tyler Cowen Well, with restaurants, you have selection pressure where you're only going to ones that have cleared certain hurdles. So this is true for talent only for talents who are established. If you see a persistent NBA player who's a very poor free throw shooter like Shaquille O'Neal was, you can more or less assume they're really good at something else. But for people who are not established, there's not the same selection pressure so there's not an analogous inference you can draw.Dwarkesh Patel So if I show up to an Emergent Ventures conference, and I meet somebody, and they don't seem especially impressive with the first impression, then I should believe their work is especially impressive. Tyler Cowen Yes, absolutely, yes. Dwarkesh Patel Okay, so my understanding of your book Creative Destruction is that maybe on average, cultural diversity will go down. But in special niches, the diversity and ingenuity will go up. Can I apply the same insight to talent? Maybe two random college grads will have similar skill sets over time, but if you look at people on the tails, will their skills and knowledge become even more specialized and even more diverse?Tyler Cowen There are a lot of different presuppositions in your question. So first, is cultural diversity going up or down? That I think is multi-dimensional. Say different cities in different countries will be more like each other over time.. that said, the genres they produce don't have to become more similar. They're more similar in the sense that you can get sushi in each one. But novel cuisine in Dhaka and Senegal might be taking a very different path from novel cuisine in Tokyo, Japan. So what happens with cultural diversity.. I think the most reliable generalization is that it tends to come out of larger units. Small groups and tribes and linguistic groups get absorbed. Those people don't stop being creative and other venues, but there are fewer unique isolated cultures, and much more thickly diverse urban creativity. That would be the main generalization I would put forward. So if you wanted to apply that generalization to talent, I think in a funny way, we come back to my earlier point: talent just tends to be geographically extremely well clustered. That's not the question you asked, but it's how I would reconfigure the pieces of it.Dwarkesh Patel Interesting. What do you suggest about finding talent in a globalized world? In particular, if it's cheaper to find talent because of the internet, does that mean that you should be selecting more mediocre candidates?Tyler Cowen I think it means you should be more bullish on immigrants from Africa. It's relatively hard to get out of Africa to the United States in most cases. That's a sign the person put in a lot of effort and ability. Maybe an easy country to come here from would be Canada, all other things equal. Again, I'd want this to be measured. The people who come from countries that are hard to come from like India, actually, the numbers are fairly high, but the roots are mostly pretty gated.Dwarkesh Patel Is part of the reason that talent is hard to spot and find today that we have an aging population? So then we would have more capital, more jobs, more mentorship available for young people coming up, than there are young people.Tyler Cowen I don't think we're really into demographic decline yet. Not in the United States. Maybe in Japan, that would be true. But it seems to me, especially with the internet, there's more 15-year-old talent today than ever before, by a lot, not just by little. You see this in chess, right? Where we can measure performance very well. There's a lot more young talent from many different places, including the US. So, aging hasn't mattered yet. Maybe for a few places, but not here.Dwarkesh Patel What do you think will change in talent spotting as society becomes older?Tyler Cowen It depends on what you mean by society. I think the US, unless it totally screws up on immigration, will always have a very seriously good flow of young people that we don't ever have to enter the aging equilibrium the way Japan probably already has. So I don't know what will change. Then there's work from a distance, there's hiring from a distance, funding from a distance. As you know, there's EV India, and we do that at a distance. So I don't think we're ever going to enter that world..Dwarkesh Patel But then what does it look like for Japan? Is part of the reason that Japanese cultures and companies are arranged the way they are and do the recruitment the way they do linked to their demographics? Tyler Cowen That strikes me as a plausible reason. I don't think I know enough to say, but it wouldn't surprise me if that turned out to be the case.Dwarkesh Patel To what extent do you need a sort of “great man ethos” in your culture in order to empower the top talent? Like if you have too much political and moral egalitarianism, you're not going to give great people the real incentive and drive to strive to be great.Tyler Cowen You've got to say “great man or great woman ethos”, or some other all-purpose word we wish to use. I worry much less about woke ideology than a lot of people I know. It's not my thing, but it's something young people can rebel against. If that keeps you down, I'm not so impressed by you. I think it's fine. Let the woke reign, people can work around them.Dwarkesh Patel But overall, if you have a culture or like Europe, do you think that has any impact on––Tyler Cowen Europe has not woken up in a lot of ways, right? Europe is very chauvinist and conservative in the literal sense, and often quite old fashioned depending on what you're talking about. But Europe, I would say, is much less woke than the United States. I wouldn't say that's their main problem, but you can't say, “oh, they don't innovate because they're too woke”, like hang out with some 63 year old Danish guys and see how woke you think they are once everyone's had a few drinks.Dwarkesh Patel My question wasn't about wokeism. I just meant in general, if you have an egalitarian society.Tyler Cowen I think of Europe as less egalitarian. I think they have bad cultural norms for innovation. They're culturally so non-egalitarian. Again, it depends where but Paris would be the extreme. There, everyone is classified right? By status, and how you need to wear your sweater the right way, and this and that. Now, how innovative is Paris? Actually, maybe more than people think. But I still think they have too few dimensions of status competition. That's a general problem in most of Europe–– too few dimensions of status competition, not enough room for the proverbial village idiot.Dwarkesh Patel Interesting. You say in the book, that questions tend to degrade over time if you don't replace them. I find it interesting that Y Combinator has kept the same questions since they were started in 2005. And of course, your co-author was a partner at Y Combinator. Do you think that works for Y Combinator or do you think they're probably making a mistake?Tyler Cowen I genuinely don't know. There are people who will tell you that Y Combinator, while still successful, has become more like a scalable business school and less like attracting all the top weirdos who do amazing things. Again, I'd want to see data before asserting that myself, but you certainly hear it a lot. So it could be that Y Combinator is a bit stale. But still in a good sense. Like Harvard is stale, right? It dates from the 17th century. But it's still amazing. MIT is stale. Maybe Y Combinator has become more like those groups.Dwarkesh Patel Do you think that will happen to Emergent Ventures eventually?Tyler Cowen I don't think so because it has a number of unique features built in from the front. So a very small number of evaluators too. It might grow a little bit, but it's not going to grow that much. I'm not paid to do it, so that really limits how much it's going to scale. There's not a staff that has to be carried where you're captured by the staff, there is no staff. There's a bit of free riding on staff who do other things, but there's no sense of if the program goes away, all my buddies on staff get laid off. No. So it's kind of pop up, and low cost of exit. Whenever that time comes.Dwarkesh Patel Do you personally have questions that you haven't put in the book or elsewhere because you want them to be fresh? For asking somebody who's applying to her for the grant? Tyler Cowen Well, I didn't when we wrote the book. So we put everything in there that we were thinking of, but over time, we've developed more. I don't generally give them out during interviews, because you have to keep some stock. So yeah, there's been more since then, but we weren't holding back at the time.Dwarkesh Patel It's like a comedy routine. You gotta write a new one each year.Tyler Cowen That's right. But when your shows are on the air, you do give your best jokes, right?Will Reading Cowen's Book Help You Win Emergent Ventures?Dwarkesh Patel Let's say someone applying to emergent ventures reads your book. Are they any better off? Or are they perhaps worse off because maybe they become misleading or have a partial view into what's required of them?Tyler Cowen I hope they're not better off in a way, but probably they are. I hope they use it to understand their own talent better and present it in a better way. Not just to try to manipulate the system. But most people aren't actually that good at manipulating that kind of system so I'm not too worried.Dwarkesh Patel In a sense, if they can manipulate the system, that's a positive signal of some kind.Tyler Cowen Like, if you could fool me –– hey, what else have you got to say, you know? [laughs]Dwarkesh Patel Are you worried that when young people will encounter you now, they're going to think of you as sort of a talent judge and a good one at that so they're maybe going to be more self aware than whether––Tyler Cowen Yes. I worry about the effect of this on me. Maybe a lot of my interactions become less genuine, or people are too self conscious, or too stilted or something.Dwarkesh Patel Is there something you can do about that? Or is that just baked in the gig?Tyler Cowen I don't know, if you do your best to try to act genuine, whatever that means, maybe you can avoid it a bit or delay it at least a bit. But a lot of it I don't think you can avoid. In part, you're just cashing in. I'm 60 and I don't think I'll still be doing this when I'm 80. So if I have like 18 years of cashing in, maybe it's what I should be doing.Identifying talent earlyDwarkesh Patel To what extent are the principles of finding talent timeless? If you're looking for let's say, a general for the French Revolution, how much of this does the advice change? Are the basic principles the same over time?Tyler Cowen Well, one of the key principles is context. You need to focus on how the sector is different. But if you're doing that, then I think at the meta level the principles broadly stay the same.Dwarkesh Patel You have a really interesting book about autism and systematizers. You think Napoleon was autistic?Tyler Cowen I've read several biographies of him and haven't come away with that impression, but you can't rule it out. Who are the biographers? Now it gets back to our question of: How valuable is history? Did the biographers ever meet Napoleon? Well, some of them did, but those people had such weak.. other intellectual categories. The modern biography is written by Andrew Roberts, or whoever you think is good, I don't know. So how can I know?Dwarkesh Patel Right? Again, the issue is that the details that stick in my mind from reading the biography are the ones that make him seem autistic, right?Tyler Cowen Yes. There's a tendency in biographies to storify things, and that's dangerous too. Dwarkesh Patel How general across a pool is talent or just competence of any kind? If you look at somebody like Peter Thiel–– investor, great executive, great thinker even, certainly Napoleon, and I think it was some mathematician either Lagrangian or Laplace, who said that he (Napoleon) could have been a mathematician if he wanted to. I don't know if that's true, but it does seem that the top achievers in one field seem to be able to move across fields and be top achievers in other fields. I
Lots of new upcoming cars and we talk about some Pro's and Con's. The Ferrari Purosangue is controversial and we throw in our point of views. And the usual BMW vs Mercedes talk with their new hybrid vehicles coming out like the Mercedes C63 S E Performance. We also dive into some talk about our latest build which has rattled the car customization industry, the SF90 Spider! Ofcourse not to forget the personal stuff including Moses's diet which resulted in a 11lb weight loss already! Sarkis makes up a hero story, why don't we joy ride customer cars and what happened to Santos's car? RDB PODCAST Episode 39 Main YouTube Channel: @RDB LA www.RDBLA.com
Wee oo wee ooo! It's a medical emergency! John's father is in the hospital, and that means two things: The boys are very concerned, OBVIOUSLY. And Tony has to say “I'm very sorry” to Johnny, in a sincere and solemn tone. Johnny laps it up! Then comedian, podcaster, and John's-cousin Rob Stern comes on. He, OF COURSE, is also very concerned about his beloved uncle. Perhaps even more-so. Growing up with multiple siblings seems to have invested him with a sense of empathy and familial duty that Tony & Johnny, the products of solitudinous childhoods, appear to lack. They talk about their shared grandmother's creepy house, and then Rob shakes off his empathetic concern just long enough to insist that the boys play a promo for his upcoming podcast, The Rob Stern Show. Check it out! This episode is sponsored by Babbel and Better HelpGet up to 55% off your subscription when you go to babbel.com/phoney.Go to betterhelp.com/pc for 10% off your first month.
Software Engineers require instructions in order to build apps and tools. And most of us don't know what these instructions should look like. One of the ways these instructions can be shared is in the form of user stories, and it's not just about writing a bunch of text, but comprehensive check list of how this should be structured so the right information can be given to the builder. Ofcourse its a two way effort Product and Engineering need to work closely to build up such requirements so they make sense from a functionality perspective, and a technical perspective. This session is based on the article linked below: https://martinfowler.com/articles/product-backlog-building-canvas.html
What is this episode - Top of Show . CONFESS, FLETCH, EXISTS - 2:!7 . THE WOMAN KING REVIEW: Controversy. Because, Of Course - 4:02 Crowned The Weekend Box Office Champ - 11:52 Script Thoughts and Casual Contrivances - 14:52 Performances - 17:40 Costume, Production Design, Makeup/Hair - 22:48 How Many Noms? - 26:07 . MAKE THE CASE: See How They Run - 29:24 Pearl - 31:27 Moonage Daydream - 36:22 . BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE SELECTION UPDATES - 42:33 (Including India Snubs RRR) . CONTENDER TRAILER REVIEWS: Decision to Leave Trailer #2 - 44:00 Amsterdam TV Spots - 48:05 Close Trailer #1 - 51:24 Armageddon Time Trailer #1 - 52:52 Corsage Trailer #1 - 56:02 . . Where to Contact Us/LEAVE US 5* REVIEWS! - 58:27 Words of Wisdom/What's Coming Next - 59:19
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Welcome Back!!! So glad you've joined The Whole 9 Podcast for Season 2! Listen in as Bodacious Bodied Brown reintroduces The Whole 9 Podcast as the Host. In this episode, we'll cover Pond de Replay, a new segment, "What's Happen'N" where BBB talks about "The Little Mermaid," and Safe-T law, aka the Purge Law. We'll also discuss a little trash tv. Wanna stay connected? (Duh! Of Course) https://linktr.ee/bodaciousbodiedbrown Black Business of the week: Illustrious Designs OKC: https://www.illustriousdesignsokc.com/ Wanda World: https://wandrworld.org/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-whole-9/support
This week, we spill the tea on Gabby's new reality tv show venture, Pilot Pete and Kelley's most recent spotting, Nayte breaking up with Michelle over the phone, and OF COURSE all of the Erich drama. We also recap and give our thoughts on The Bachelorette Finale: Part 1!If you enjoy this episode, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, leave a review, and subscribe!Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, to keep up with all things Bach Nation!
The last Slam of the year was an instant classic! After a dull summer, Iga Swiatek won her third slam and has once more shown why she is the dominant force of the WTA.But the biggest event (apart OF COURSE from Serena's retirement) is without a doubt the crowning of Carlos Alcaraz who not only won his first Grand Slam but became the youngest N1 at only 19 years old.How can we explain the level of maturity and success of these two young players? In this episode, you will learn the common mental strengths of “Iga and Carlitos” How to build your physical strength to serve your game identityHow to find the mental resources when you are losingWhat key elements to consider when you are building your team to succeed?How to increase your competitive instinctHow to turn your vulnerability into strength + one bonus: Iga and Carlos's personality trait that sets them apart
Michael and Ethan continue their discussion of Gargantua and Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais, as translated in one case by Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteaux and in the other by M.A. Screech, while drinking Benriach distilliery's The Smoky Twelve.In this episode:Yes, we implied Rachel Barrie was a demi-god last time, so godmother may seem like a demotion, but consider this: we love her.Three hours of waitingObligatory digression into Diogenes:Ethan gets it wrong, Oscar the Grouch is (OF COURSE) the one based on DiogenesThis podcast stans Diogenes, just in case that's unclearSome close reading, which is always excitingRabelais is both marvelous and infuriatingNothing is delightfulIf the observer wants there to be causation, then there's causationA late-episode Coen Bros digressionSomeone please write the paper about Rabelais fools vs. Shakespeare foolsNext time Michael and Ethan will continue discussion of Gargantua and Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais. Join the discussion! Go to the Contact page and put "Scotch Talk" in the Subject line. We'd love to hear from you! And submit your homework at the Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch page. Donate to our Patreon! BUY A NIHILIST BLANKET! Your Hosts: Michael G. Lilienthal (@mglilienthal) and Ethan Bartlett (@bjartlett) MUSIC & SFX: "Kessy Swings Endless - (ID 349)" by Lobo Loco. Used by permission. "The Grim Reaper - II Presto" by Aitua. Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere. Used under an Attribution License.
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Queen Elizabeth died at the at of 96 of natural causes today. The woman defined duty above all, and she was NAILS. Say what you want about the monarchy, colonialism, and the bullshit that comes with being on the throne for 70 years. We break down what happens next. What name will Chucky pick? When will we get a new 20-dollar bill? Of COURSE, Trudeau cried about it, btw. And let's not forget about her Pedo son Andrew. Now Mumsie is gone, will Charlie send him into the woods?? Loc's back and wants to talk about Dean's interview with Tom Marazzo. Tom was one of the organizers and spokespeople for the convoy and Dean's interview pissed A LOT of people off.
Episode 22:36 Natural Solutions For… Acne, Eczema, PMS, Growing Pains, Carpal Tunnel, Sinuses, Bed-Wetting, Bloating, Ear infections and Weak Nails What if there was a vitamin that has been shown to help eliminate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome… AND help women who struggle with PMS. Would you be interested in knowing what that vitamin is? Or, what if that there was ONE simple dietary change a person could make to help eliminate: Acne Eczema PMS Growing Pains Sinus Congestion Bed Wetting Bloating Ear Infections Would you be interested in knowing what that dietary change is? And finally, what if there was a nutritional supplement that has helped countless number of individuals improve the health and strength of their hair and nails. Would you want to know what that supplement is? In all three cases your answer would be: OF COURSE!!! Of course you would want to know what vitamin… what dietary change… and what nutritional supplement we are referring to. And you can! All you have to do is give this episode a good listen. One more thing: When you're done listening please recommend this episode to anyone you know who could benefit from this information. Thanks! ————— Want to learn more? Continue the conversation regarding this episode, and all future episodes, by signing up for our daily emails. Simply visit: GetHealthyAlabama.com Once there, download the “Symptom Survey” and you will automatically added to our email list. ———————- Also, if you haven't already, we'd appreciate it if you'd subscribe to the podcast, leave a comment and give us a rating. (Thanks!!!) On Facebook? Connect with us at Facebook.com/GetHealthyAlabama * This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please consult with your health care provider before making any health-related changes.
John Zmirak. Mikhail Gorbachev: The Anti-Biden, Euthanasia in Universal Health Care, Mini Documentary- IVERMECTIN: THE TRUTH, and more. The Eric Metaxas Show John Zmirak Sep 02 2022 John Zmirak comments on the passing of Mikhail Gorbachev, focusing on his legacy; euthanasia in Canada, the default cost-saving healthcare solution; and several other hard-hitting articles posted at Stream.org. John Zmirak- https://stream.org/author/johnzmirak/ The Eric Metaxas Show- https://metaxastalk.com/podcasts/ Mini Documentary- IVERMECTIN: THE TRUTH Watch this presentation free at- https://www.bitchute.com/video/AU1fhYmEybl3/ PlandemicSeriesOfficial https://rumble.com/user/PlandemicSeriesOfficial ------------------------------------------------------------------------- May Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev Rest in Peace. He Was the Anti-Biden By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on August 31, 2022 John Zmirak When I heard that he'd died, I found my eyes welling with tears. I realized that Mikhail Gorbachev had made an enormous difference to my life, to all of our lives. He enriched them immeasurably, at the cost of ruining his own. “Greater love hath no man,” I thought, and said a quick, fervent prayer for his soul. Here was a man who grew up in the heart of the godless, authoritarian Soviet system, and rose to its top. Who believed in the ideals which it had taught him, even as his family had suffered under Stalin. He survived the viciously Machiavellian world of Soviet politics, and rose to supreme power over one of the world's two superpowers. But once he held that power, unlike each of his predecessors, Gorbachev didn't spend his time and energy clinging to it for its own sake. (Rent the black comedy The Death of Stalin for a truthful, satirical look at the internal hatreds and rivalries that plagued the Soviet system.) Nor did he grasp at the power his nation wielded to dominate others, throughout eastern Europe and much of the Third World. Imagining a Humane Socialism. Of Course it Proved Imaginary Instead, Mikhail Gorbachev looked honestly at the poisonous effects that Marxist socialism was having on his Russian homeland, and the satellite states it commanded. He saw the vast economic irrationalities, the deep corruption, the paranoid fear of openness and new ideas. And he believed he could change things, could return the vast socialist empire to the humanistic ideals that lay so deeply buried at its origins. Gorbachev read the Utopian poetry of the young Marx and sought to recover that vision and make it real. He dismantled much of the apparatus of oppression that held the Soviet empire together, and encouraged his fellow Communist leaders in the East to do the same. Of course he failed. Socialism isn't really humanistic after all, but subhumanist. It gets the human species wrong, and even our phylum, mistaking our mammalian kind for some kind of social insect, like a termite. (Just so, secular libertarians propose a political system perfectly suited for lizards who breed by hooking up briefly and randomly, then abandon their eggs in the sand.) He Wouldn't Punish His People Many, many political leaders over millennia have dared greatly and failed, pointed their nations to dreams that turned out to be mere fantasies. Typically, such leaders prodigally poured out the lives of their helpless subjects, in vast schemes of conquest or impossible reforms. When their programs failed, they stormed at and punished their citizens for “failing” them, for not living up to the grandeur of their visions. So Hitler in his bunker cursed the Germans for proving “unworthy” of him, and Mao at the hapless Chinese who insisted on starving to death in their tens of millions. So did Hillary Clinton and her party, who raged that the American people stabbed them in the back with their votes in 2016. From the Brink of Nuclear War to Peace Talks with Reagan Not Gorbachev. He doggedly tried to implement his new, impossible “socialism with a human face,” and mostly resisted the massive pressure of the men all around him to resort to deadly force when it kept failing. He emerged from a Soviet elite so angst-ridden and panicky that it came within a hairsbreadth of launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike in 1983 that would have killed hundreds of millions — you and me included. (See the sobering history book 1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink to see how close we came.) But Gorbachev, attaining power, was willing to negotiate honestly with the same President Reagan, pulling both powers back from their previous war footing, and seeking genuine arms control and a lasting peace. He Wouldn't Send in the Tanks In 1989, when Communist governments started collapsing all over Europe, Gorbachev could have sent in his troops. In fact, millions of Russians today still think he should have, for the sake of preserving not Communism, but Russian power. But Gorbachev wouldn't. Against his wishes and in the ruins of his own socialist dreams, he allowed the people of East Germany to answer Reagan's call and “tear down this Wall!” Again in 1991, after a coup attempt by hardline Communists that almost claimed his life, Gorbachev again did not use what power he still had to crush his enemies, such as Boris Yeltsin. In a series of moves that got him widely despised by Russians as a weakling, he permitted the Soviet system to vote itself out of existence. Then went on to a life of relative obscurity, his conscience clean. Please Support The Stream: Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic, and Moral Issues of Our Day. Contrast that with how the rulers of China behaved in 1989, when democracy protests swept their country. They crushed it with tanks and drowned it in blood. Perversely, that seemed to win the respect of Western leaders, who went right on doing business as usual with their regime. We Took Full, Ruthless Advantage of Russian Weakness Toward Russia, our leaders behaved like Machiavellian strategists. We took full advantage of Russia's collapse to violate our promises, and push our NATO alliance right up to its borders — as if the Russians were some conquered, rum-soaked tribe of American Indians whose hunting grounds we coveted. Western advisors like Jeffrey Sachs flew over to Russia, and help set up a system that let old Communist apparatchiks steal most of the country's wealth. We crowed about our “unipolar” moment of unchallenged American power, even as Russians saw their life expectancies plummet, and China rearmed much faster than Hitler in the 30s. Joe Biden, Our Putin Today, our own oligarchy is clinging to power much more ruthlessly than Gorbachev ever did. The Biden regime, unlike Gorbachev's, is holding political purge trials and raiding opponents' homes. Instead of releasing political prisoners as Gorbachev did, Biden is collecting more of them. He's going on TV denouncing his rivals as “fascists,” sounding for all the world like a North Korean propaganda broadcast. Perversely, we might see Biden as the mirror image, anti-Gorbachev. One came up in a system of tyranny and injustice, rose to power honestly, then peacefully dismantled it. The other clawed his way to the top of a once-just, once-free system, and is leading its transformation into a failing one-party state. As I found myself observing, when I first heard the news of his passing: Prayers please for Gorbachev, and for America's delivery from a new evil empire. John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”
The stars aligned and a magical thing happened!! Rogue One was released in imax theaters during the one weekend LeeAnn came to visit Lauren, so OF COURSE they went to see it together!!! The countdown to Andor has begun and your resident Space Twins couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to watch one of the greatest Star Wars movies ever made. Relive the heartbreaking sacrifices made by the Rogue One crew as we talk through what it was like to see this incredible movie on the silver screen.
WE'RE BACK! For the best of reasons: Hoody is on his way to propose to his girlfriend! We're getting ALL of the details and asking all of the questions to help him prepare to ask in LONDON! How did he create the custom ring? Is she in the dark or totally expecting it? and OF COURSE we're back with a new Aisle Pile for the occasion, plus some tips for anyone proposing soon! @AndrewHoody@elizabethany@RobKruz
If you are thinking about it, try it. Mindfulness and coaching are synergistic. They are better together. Today's special guest shares her story as a real-life example of the power and magic of blending mindfulness and coaching. The tools today's guest has found most powerful: the pause, naming emotions, noticing her “shoulds” and reframing her stories about medicine. Her favorite Jessie-isms: What If? Of Course. What would love do? What is her secret weapon for practicing mindfulness and coaching consistently? A question she learned through coaching “What would make me feel good?” April also shares the effective ingredient in group mindfulness and coaching– recognizing we are not alone and common humanity. What could change for you if you invested in yourself in this way? What might be the cost of not investing in yourself? Join us at mindfulhealthcarecollective.com or our FB group of over 2500 healthcare professionals from around the world. Practice mindfulness and coaching with us in person at our next Mindful Healers Connect in Nature Retreat amongst the trees of Muir Woods and the Pacific Ocean. July 14-16th 2023, early-bird registration is now open! In the meantime, retreat with Jessie at Sagrada Wellness or Pie Ranch, and/or coach with her. www.jessiemahoneymd.com If you want to develop a mindfulness practice, reach out to Dr. Liang www.awakenbreath.org *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice.
Ask any decent leader if it's important to get feedback, and you'll get the same answer. Of COURSE it is. We have to listen to what our teams and customers are saying if we want to improve our businesses. But getting good feedback is harder than it sounds. You can't just put a comment box in the break room and call it a day! If you truly want to embrace feedback, you need a plan to get it and a genuine desire to listen to it. And nobody embraces feedback better than today's guest, Kelly Coffey. She's the CEO of City National Bank, where she oversees 5,000 associates in 70 offices, PLUS over 56 billion dollars in assets. And she's building something really special because she is SO open to her team's ideas, and her team knows exactly how to share those ideas with her. You're about to learn so much about how great leaders embrace feedback. You'll also discover: How to get more feedback and collaboration from your team A critical reminder for ALL leaders, no matter how fast-paced your world is One practical idea to boost your confidence and quell those internal doubts A key insight for anyone who works in a job where you need to be highly responsive Advice for women who work in a male-dominated industries
THE EPISODE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. Today, Landyn is having on the queen herself, Heather McMahan. If you don't follow Heather on Instagram already, you should go do that right now. Heather is a comedian, hosts the Absolutely Not Podcast, and also is an actress. Yes, did you see her in Love Hard on Netflix?! In today's episode OF COURSE they are covering her epic wedding in Italy, but the women are also chatting: Heather's hilarious college roommate story The backstory to Landyn running into Heather's Man of Honor at JFK Landyn's unusual life phase she went through in elementary school Heather's favorite For You Page on Tik Tok and Heather's assumption on why physicians go into Gastro in Med School You're going to LAUGH throughout this whole episode – but the ladies also discuss some topics that aren't as openly spoken about like, postpartum depression and inclusive clothing sizing in stores. We think you'll really enjoy getting to know BOTH sides of this dynamic woman. Go grab a glass of wine and listen in to this HILARIOUS conversation. For full episode notes, visit: www.livingwithlandyn.com/who-the-heck-cares-with-heather-mcmahan Follow Heather here! https://www.instagram.com/heatherkmcmahan/
This episode Ian Learns about Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred in the Greenwood section of Tulsa on May 21st and June 1st of 1921. A historical event that is rarely, if ever taught in schools, was actively hidden and wasn't even really know amongst most of the American Population until an Episode of the HBO Show Watchmen. Ian learns about Greenwood, how it came to be and the what ultimately led to its destruction. (we also talk Manatees, astrology and tinder) 00:15- What do you Want to Learn about Today? 00:35- Inspired by the show Watchmen 02:30- House & Murder Porn 04:30- Sources 05:30- Black Wall Street. Tulsa, OK 1921 05:45- About Greenwood 06:15- O.W. Gurley 06:55- The Cherokee Outland Land Rush 08:35- High income in Greenwood 10:40- Communist talk 10:50- 5/31/21 11:05- Dick Rowland 11:45- Mobs Gather 12:05- A Retreat to Greenwood 13:00- The Destruction 13:55- Of Course the Police Contributed (to the problem) 16:05- Reconstruction Committee Screw Job 17:20- Tulsa's Coverup 18:25- How do you feel about Reparations? 24:25- So does that explain it? 24:35- Terrible Text Books 25:45- Critical Race Theory discussed 30:10- It Did Happen. This Horrible Thing. 30:50- Some other examples 32:35- Lighten it Up... No Food for Florida Manatees. 36:30- Why do Straight Men Hate Astrology? 39:40- r/tinder 40:20- Bye We hope you ALSO learned something, or were at least Entertained! IG- IanWantsToLearn Twitter- IanWantsToLearn email: Ianwantstolearn@gmail.com DISCLAIMER: We are not Experts. We do not claim to be. We use the internet, just like you! So between raising a child and working a Fulltime job Patrick does his best to teach Ian. So, you know, enjoy it, but maybe don't swear by it! Essentially: We Google so you don't have to. ENJOY!
A trip to the "Little Bighorn" leaves me with some ideas of how history can lead us on the road to self-improvement. For Coaches Pep Talk, I go with a sports quote from Bill Walsh. OF COURSE we play trivia and I have an idea of what the funniest thing ever is. On that subject, I issue a challenge to anyone who thinks they've seen the funniest thing ever. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theoldmanspodcast/message
We are alive and well! We give an update on where we have been and why we were gone so long. Is Austin, Texas the new comedy/podcast renaissance? Is it all Joe Rogan's fault! Are people able to forgive and forget? Are we back to politics as usual? What's on Tommy's eye? Is it really just a stye? Should Joe Biden really be forgiving all these student loans? Ofcourse we tell you what we think as we dip our toes back in just to get our feet a little wet after such a long hiatus! All this and more in Episode 30 of The Laymen's Terms Podcast!
In our 144th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Emily from Playful Psychologist. Emily is a child psychologist, and we chat to her all about the buzz phrase at the moment, ‘emotional regulation'. What is classed as ‘normal' behaviour versus behaviour we need to look a little more into? At what age can we teach emotional self-regulation techniques to a child? If our child is having a melt-down and they're not listening, they're shouting, you can't talk to them, you can't reason with them, what do we do? Are we to blame if our child is experiencing explosive behaviour? If our kids are saying things like, ‘I hate you' or ‘you're not my best friend anymore', how should we react? Should we be putting our kids in timeout? How to manage the situation is your child is having a violent tantrum? What to do when your kids are harming themselves during a tantrum (e.g. headbutting the floor!) Do we need a diagnosis before seeing a child psychologist? And SO MUCH MORE! Goodies mentioned: Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child Listen to The Imperfects episode, Lael Stone - Creating Emotionally Intelligent Humans Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people. Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by ergoPouch: You can't say we aren't punctual… What are you talking about? We're never punctual… Okay let's make an exception today because we're here to talk about ergoPouch's new Spring Summer 22 range that launches…. this Thursday! Oh that is impressive, as is the range!! Yep, ergoPouch is a company that is trusted by sooo many parents as they make incredible quality, certified organic and natural fibre TOG-rated sleepwear! Yep all our kids have loved them, whether that's the sleep suits when they were newborns or the onesies with the legs as they have gotten older, all their pieces are stylish and gorgeous while also being safe and ergonomically designed. This collection has you yearning for warmer days inspired by the garden, with flowers in bloom and the cutest little critters. Yeah Yumi absolutely loves the buzzing bee print, and I love it cause it means she buzzes off to bed Haha, my girls have OF COURSE been loving the butterfly print. And keeping them warm has been great in getting them to sleep in that bit longer once they kick the blankets off. If you want to check out the beautiful new garden party collection or any of ergoPouch's other products, head to ergopouch.com.au this Thursday. Yep, that's ergopouch.com.au
Listen to and Subscribe to the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast on all audio platforms and on YouTube for more amazing interviews at https://www.KDDPodcast.com and follow Knockin' Doorz Down on social media. #onedayatatime #wedorecover ##inspiration Why did I want to talk with Matthew Ganem on Knockin' Doorz Down? Matt has been in recovery for 14 years and has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2014. He has reached thousands of lives through his efforts to battle drug and alcohol addiction. At Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center, Matt takes an active role in the day-to-day activities with the clients, he is usually the first person a client will see as they enter the door. Matt makes sure to let each client know that they are not alone as they begin their journey on the path to recovery and tries to inspire them to achieve a better way of life in recovery. Matt is an award-winning poet and public speaker, the author of The Shadow Of An Addict, and was recognized as the Recovery Advocate of the year in 2015 by the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery. He is well known for speaking on addiction and prevention at schools and local community events. Matt is committed to building Aftermath into a leading treatment provider where people feel welcomed and supported on their journey to recovery. Matt Ganem is a true inspiration, from being a troubled youth, experimenting with alcohol and drugs at a young age. Matt was on the verge of death, in constant trouble with the law, and losing friends to drug use. This led Matt to a life of recovery, finding his voice through poetry and music as well as becoming a dedicated father of two. Matt is now the owner of the Aftermath Treatment Center helping others achieve sobriety while being an addiction recovery leader in his community and resource to all. For more on Matt Ganem and Aftermath Treatment Center https://www.facebook.com/MattGanemPoet http://www.iamnotanonymous.org/matthew https://www.instagram.com/mattganem_poet https://aftermathtreatmentcenter.com/ For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/ For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ © 2021 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. Transcript What is recovery, it's stepping outside of your comfort zone, you know, and like public speaking, hopping in the ring and being an announcer, doing poetry. Like these are all like unorthodox things that when you tell somebody their own fears, they're projecting on you and for how long did we sit in? Like that cage thinking that we weren't good enough, that we weren't capable of anything. We didn't deserve any better of a life. You know, like I was on a suicide mission every day. Like I didn't wanna live cuz I didn't think I was worth it at, at one point. I didn't think anybody loved me because of the wreckage that I caused. And I don't like facing my wreckage. I don't like at that time when I was using and I I'd hurt my family at hurt a friend, I don't ever wanna face them. I wanna run, fight a flight. Let me take off cuz I don't wanna deal with the repercussions of what I caused Knocking doors down your host. Jason, here with you. My guest on this episode, Matt G do me a favor. Please hit subscribe on whatever platform that you're enjoying on Spotify, apple podcast. And please share these episodes with someone that you think might just need to hear some of the knowledge that the guests share here on the podcast, in the conversations that we have do me a favor, help knocking doors down, grow, share with someone else that you think can get value out of these podcasts. Why did I wanna talk to Matt? Well, he's returning for a second time, but I wanna talk to someone that works in the addiction recovery field and some of the things they're seeing post COVID that are some really big concerns for the recovery community. Plus, I want to touch on the transformations that Matt's been making with his life since it's been a couple years and pick Matt's brain about getting to that next level in my own recovery. And so many other things that are insightful that might help you turn your life around. And that's what knocking doors down is all about. Before we get to Matt G I've gotta thank 51 50 51 50 is about having the power to overcome, to persevere the power, to set your life on a course to success. And right now you can get 20% off when you go to 51 50 ltm.com. Use the code K D D 20 that's K D D 20 20% off. Check out all the swag, hatch shirts, sweatshirts, all the gear that you want and get 20% off cuz we couldn't do knocking doors down without 51 50. Here's my guest, Matt Gandham after math treatment coming back on the pod, how's it going? My brother, It's going pretty good, man. It's a beautiful, beautiful day. Of Course, Matt, this second time here on the pod, if you want to hear Matt's story, go back through the archives. I mean just you're one of those people. The reason I want to talk to you again, cuz death was, was imminent. But, but now where I'm like really actively working my sobriety because it's doing a pretty guy, good job. The first time we met, but I got that arrogant streak in me. Like I'm okay. And, and I ended up falling off. So it's almost 17 months ago. I really wanna dig in with you on, on signs of substance abuse, cuz you were young when you were hitting it, you know, maybe it helped the listener see for a significant other that, Hey, these are some warnings, man. These are the things that pop up. Yeah. So one of the, I, I mean for me, a lot of it started with like behaviors in class, class, clown trying to get attention, you know, the insecurities and stuff that, that I had inside the fear of acceptance, the fear that people don't like me, that I would do over the top things to try to gain, you know, whether it was laugh, smiling on, you know, just something I was trying to, to gain from a young age, getting in trouble, you know, fighting there. There were just a lot of like, you know, certain behaviors even before I picked up a drug that, that you know, that you can spot for like a kid it's a little harder for like relationships because I was like so fucked up most of my youth that like, you know, I think when I was getting high, I mean, I don't know I was getting girls that, that didn't get high to drive me to do stickups and I, I don't know I was in, I was in some, in some shit when I was using. Yeah. But, but the obsession and the compulsiveness of, of a child, which like as a parent now, like I see in my kids, I see an electronics, you know, like you take your phone or, or a tablet away from a child and they have like a meltdown. It's like taking a bag of dope away from me. Like I'm gonna flip out, you know, but that's what it was like for like, I would do things to, to the max, you know? Sure. When I was playing sports, it was like, I was the last kid to leave the court after playing all night baseball, you know, I throw, I throw a ball into my arm was throbbing because I wanted to get better. And I wanted to be the best in like that competition, you know, just to be better than the next person to be the player on whatever team I was on. And I would do everything like over the top. And then I gravitated towards like the trouble makers, you know, and then to be accepted by trouble makers, you have to cause trouble. You know? So I, I was getting suspended in school in fifth grade. I was getting, you know, I don't know. I, I did a bunch of nonsense when I was real young. Like I was like a terrorist child. Like I feel awful cuz like it, it wasn't, you know, it wasn't how my parents really raised me. I mean, they both worked. My father left my mother when I was young, but they were both like working class. So like I kind of, you know, would cause trouble on my walk to, and from school stealing from the corner store, you know, for like validation from, from the people around me that like, oh Matt's crazy, Matt will do crazy things or Right. You know, there was a time I was hanging out with all the kids and they wanted to smoke. They wanted cigarettes and they didn't have any. So I said, alright, watch, I'll go steal smokes from this corner store. And they had like a hot dog stand to the side. So I asked the guy for a hot dog. And when he went to go make it, I ran around the corner, took two cottons of cigarettes and was booting down the streets. I didn't even smoke at the time just to say that I did it to like be accepted or whatever. Like the, the, you know, just doing dumb things. It remind me of line from it's fallout boy. Yeah. I like fallout, boy I'll own it. I don't care. I don't care what you think as long as it's about me. Yeah, exactly. And it really is. It's like we it's the truth. Yeah. We just wanna fucking build a rep of some kind. Okay. As long as it's this, this attention I'm getting attention and it it's so screw, it's funny you talk about relationships. Like I was a king of codependency, you know? Yeah. Any guy that maybe had some abandonment issues and wanted to nurture, So to mommy trying to fix me. Yeah. I'm gonna latch onto any broken, you know, broken pot of you and, and you're gonna need me through all that. Yeah. It's Yeah. I mean, it's, you know, it's that, that, that for that attention was what I did, you know, my, I went through full high school, so I was constantly getting kicked out. So I wore that like a badge of honor. Right. I sold drugs like, oh, I'm big, bad drug dealer. Like, no, I was getting high the whole time. And you know, being a little, you know, Guinea pig for whoever the kids in the neighborhood where we're like, Hey, go run these in school and bring us back the money. And I used to think I was like some big, bad guy stick up kid. I got stabbed. I used to wear that like a badge on like somebody almost killed me. Yeah. Like the rep and the longer in sobriety I get, the more I look back at like how delusional and you know, just like my way of thinking was so fucked back. Yeah. Back when I was using, when, you know, the streets, like whatever, I was like wrapped up in that I was just like a lost child. Like wish somebody grabbed me at that time and just shook me. Like, you don't need to try to impress other people. And the older I get, the less, I care about the opinion of others. Yep. And especially like putting your story out there and like, you know, like the poetry and, and some of the things that I've done in my recovery in my life, you gotta let go of, of people's opinions. I remember when I first started telling people, I'm gonna try to like chase poetry as a dream. And I come from a neighborhood where you don't, you know, Not that Shit. Yeah. They, you know, they're like, what, what are you talking about? I'm like, yeah, I'm gonna go do an open mic and I'm gonna go recite poetry. And they would laugh at, you know, like, oh, what Matt's, you know, Matt's on something, But it's kind of that, don't you think that, and I still struggle with this. This is one of the great reasons I wanted to talk to you is I have these things inside. And I, I was telling my girlfriend this, like, it, it, it feels like it wants to escape. And, and it's just, you know, I said, what, when I was drinking, I didn't give a fuck. I would, I would do whatever it was now. Like I have a conscience and I don't wanna be overbearing to people or whatever it is, but we kind of gotta embrace it. We are a little bit nutty. Yeah. And that's a good thing. And, and get the fuck after it. Like what, what do you want to do? You know, you look at a, at a guy, whether you, whatever you think of him or not Elon Musk, I wanna send rockets to space. Yeah. Okay. I'm gonna do it. You know, you kinda Gotta be well that's yeah. Everybody gave him shit. When he said that, thinking like, oh, who, you know, this guy's a lunatic, but he has the, the follow through to it, you know? Yeah. Yeah. And he's, I love Elon. I love everything that, that, that guy does. And it's the crazy people that, that actually change the world and make a difference. You know what I mean? Like you have to be some level of, of, you know, every genius has a touch of insanity. 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I, and for me, you know, as a parent, as well, father daughter like yourself, how can I sit and tell my kids go after it, chase your dreams if I'm being a hypocrite and I'm not. Yeah. You know? Yeah. Like we gotta set that groundwork. No, I know. So like, I try to embrace for like my kids. My kids are like wicked creative, both of them. And which I hope is, is part of, you know, me being a poet, them seeing me perform. And like some of the things that poetry has brought to like my life, like being on the news and being able to travel and, and all like the treatment center and all the stuff that came after it, you know, my son has had a progression where he started doing comic books at a young age. So I was pushing him to, to draw comics and he was selling 'em for a dollar, a piece, you know? And then he moved to like animation on YouTube, draw in voiceovers, getting friends involved to like voice the characters and have storylines. And then we embraced it. And what's funny is now, so he just turned 14 years old and he he's like into rap, which like, I'm like a big rap fan. And I catch him every now and then free styling to himself. So now when we're walking the dogs, it's like, he goes a few lines. I go a few lines and we go back and forth, you know, because like, I feel like a lot of times people will tell you not to do something or not to chase your dreams, especially like at younger, you know, a young age, they want you boxed into like, you know, get a job, go to college, get a job, bury yourself in debt, outside the box, thinking isn't, isn't gonna get you anywhere where like, I wanna embrace the creativity. Cause I feel like modern day schools kind of destroy that passion that, you know, my, my daughter wants to be a singer, got a karaoke machine and, and try to push her to sing, but she got stage fright. So she has to, she gets too embarrassed around people. That's funny. See, I got, I got so SI fright. Like you put me on a stage. I'm fine. Yeah. Yep. Exactly. Prop me up there. I'm good. Like I'll do for, for 51 50 there MMA events. I'm good. Once I get in the ring and do the announcing, but then when I get off and people are like, man, you're really good. I'm like, you're like, thanks. I appreciate I don't inebriate myself anymore to have that ability, but I'm working on it. I'm fucking working on it. But that that's. And how cool is that? That you didn't listen to the naysayers and hear this son that your skill and these things that you wanted to do that your addiction hindered. You said, fuck it. I mean, I, I could have been dead. This isn't. Yeah. Kill me. And your opinion of me. Isn't gonna kill Me. Exactly. Well, it's also part of like recovery. What is recovery? It's stepping outside of your comfort zone, you know, and like public speaking, hopping in the ring and being in an announcer, doing poetry. Like these are all like unorthodox things that when you tell somebody their own fears, they're projecting on you and for how long did we sit in? Like that cage thinking that we weren't good enough, that we weren't capable of anything. We didn't deserve any better of a life. You know? Like I was on a suicide mission every day. Like I didn't wanna live cuz I didn't think I was worth it at, at one point. I didn't think anybody loved me because the wreckage that I caused and I don't like facing my wreckage. I don't like at that time when I was using and I I'd hurt my family I'd hurt a friend. I don't ever wanna face them. I wanna run, fight a flight. Let me take off cuz I don't wanna deal with the repercussions of what I caused. Yeah. You know, All to what, Whereas whereas now like looking at, at some of those outside the box things and the things that, that were really uncomfortable for me, especially in the early stages that I was able to grow, you know, into the, that where we're at right now, like I'm, you're in California right now. I'm in Massachusetts. We cross paths somehow. And we get to have like a conversation about recovery, about life parenting, a wide range of things that really stem from me getting clean. And then also me like from my side of it, when people were like, oh, what are you gonna do with poetry? It's a waste of time. Like, all right, I'm gonna prove you wrong. Just like when people told me I wasn't gonna stay clean or I'd be back in jail or I was gonna be a statistic. It's like, all right, that I'm gonna show you and I'm gonna, you know, exceed any expectations or the limits that you're gonna set. Well, and it's funny that you brought what you brought up about school. I think it was Gary Vanner check Gary V people in the, and he said, school's really good at building workers. It's not really good at building the creative entrepreneurial mind to go after that spirit and, and pursue what you wanna do. So it's good for the groundwork, but like, Hey parents, and it's nice to, to, to, I think one of the things we get outta recovery, we get a lot more switched on shit. We've seen both sides. We've seen a lot. And like one of the, one of the, the, I just did an interview that was like from, from addict to entrepreneur. And it asked about like some of the, the strengths from my drug use. Right. And how they've adapted into being a business owner and, and an entrepreneur. And a lot of it's like the risk, the risk taking risk versus reward, getting uncomfortable, taking chances. I mean, how, for me, so many times I was pushing the limits on, on doing whatever I had to do to get high that now I turn that same mentality into success. Yeah. You know what I mean? And for instance, I, I love sports. You see my man, Tom Brady behind me in his autograph, I got a bunch of autographs around my office, around my house. So I go to this like autograph shop and you know, I I'm pretty to myself when I'm, I don't really talk much to people, but I ended up getting into a conversation with the guy at the shop. Now he went to school to be an entrepreneur, huh. Right. Works for somebody doesn't own his own business. And he in turn tells me, as I shared with him that I I've take, you know, I've, I've owned businesses that have failed. I've take risks that I've failed. I haven't gotten discouraged, wiped the dart off, learned the lesson from it and moved on and used. What I learned into the next venture practical experience is, is what's made me a successful businessman. And he goes and tells me how school hurts him because he is so terrified to take a chance at anything because how much, you know, the, just the way they're educated to be an entrepreneur. Yeah. In a school setting, it's like, it just doesn't teach you compared to like, you know, the successes and failures that, that, that we might have faced. And I think our addiction, you know, you fallen 17 months ago gives you that drive of like, I can bounce back from anything. Like I got cleaned from shooting heroin and homelessness. There's nothing you can put in front of me that I don't think I'm gonna be able to get through. Oh, I fall short hair. Cool. Cut. Bait. Move on. Yeah. Like I'm not gonna, you know, I had a pizza shop. I had this great, you know, to talk about businesses. I had a, the last place I owned, 20% of it bought a couple of sober houses. So I was like, oh, the guys go through treatment. Then when they graduate treatment, they move to the sober house. And this pizza shop came on, you know, the market. I'm like, oh, it's a great idea. It's a get well job. Yeah. They can't really put drug addicts with cash on hand businesses. And no, I did it with the best intention at the time it ended up failing miserably. Cuz all I hired was like recovering addicts and you know, unfortunately Got wiped a bit. Huh? Yeah. You go to the register and be a little from time to time. It's like, you know, it was a bad, it was a bad business decision, but like I'm not gonna let it haunt me. It's it's a learning lesson. You know, I'll probably never get into the, the food industry ever Again, You know, but I'm willing to take the risk and you know, I took it on the chin and moved on, you know, Absolutely. This whole thing at life is a risk and we ain't gonna get out alive and we're not gonna get out with our stuff, you know? Yep. Our next partner has a product I use literally every day I started taking a G one because I wanted better gut help, more energy. 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But like the connection is, is, you know, the, the pain we went through, the struggle overcoming it and getting clean. It's like, you can really connect with just about, just about anybody. Yeah. You know what I mean? In that sense. And then Tom Brady is behind me, even though he don't play for the Patriots anymore. I still, you know, guy gave me 20 years of greatness as a, as a Boston sports fan. That's right. And then over my left shoulder as another really good friend of mine, SL he's a underground hip hop artist. He's an actor. He actually got clean in Cali. He was in gone baby, not gone, baby gone. Was it gone, baby, gone killing him softly. He's in like a bunch of movies played, played a cop in his last one, which was shocking. I forget the name. I forget the name on the spot of it. But he's like a, an extremely talented guy in all aspects. As an actor, as a musician, he's like a hot, cool underground rapper that Boston's not really known for hip hop. Sure. But like one of the things that I respect from him as an artist is that he tried to put other like up and coming hip hop cats on like an album, like the Boston project. He tried to give him shine cuz he has, you know, he has like a pretty far reach overseas up the east coast. And he's in recovery. Is that the dude that you were on his track or was it somebody else? Yeah, I, I have a track with him and another guy Rex. Okay. Where we we're talking about I'm my poem is of somebody who died where I'm talking like I'm from the other side. And they're talking about Rex was talking about a buddy of ours that passed away and saying, was talking about one of his friends, but I'm in a music video that he did called do what you love. And we did like a ton of charity work. Like I met him, not like before he was in recovery, just at like hiphop shows, cuz like I would do poetry events. I'd host hiphop, I'd perform it at some hiphop shows locally. And when he got clean, we crossed past and he, he knew like I was, you know, obviously big in the recovery community out here. And we, we did like a couple charity events. He had me host his, one of his album release parties. We worked together for a period of time and he actually just, he's in a partnership group that just opened up a detox and res Charles river recovery. Okay. Which is like 40, 30 minutes from where, where I am. So it's pretty cool to see the impact of like, you know, somebody, I look up to him a lot as like a writer, as an artist and you know, that's like, he's like one of my brothers, you know, big brother. Yeah. I'm gonna have to talk to that cat then, you know? Yeah, Yeah, no I'll connect you. But yeah, no Nova, I mean, that was cool cuz you know, talk to him twice first time like this via zoom and then to go, we actually at castle band with him and bam God, I hope bam is, is doing better man. But, but Nova it's great that he took that. He's got a real charisma to him and it's cool that he's turned that into a thing of, of helping others. I mean another guy become friends with Nova, got him into treatment, Tim loin. He's been here on the podcast and, and, and spoke with him on another one that, that you also appeared on. And it's just so cool how people that you know were so fucking selfish and are using that. We can't, we can't get outside of ourselves that now to be able to turn that around into something and like just, you had said this and I believe it was the, the conversation we had on the other podcasts that I do. And just like, I wake up and aim to be as service. Yeah. You know, that's what I got. Yeah. But that's like, you know, the charisma that he brings the inspiration. I remember when I was in high school and you'd bring in the dare speaker, it's like, they'd roll him in a wheelchair. And you'd talk about his 50 years of drink it. And we used to laugh like, oh, that'll never be me. That'll never be us. Well, what's cool. Nowadays is you have like, you know, inspirational speakers, like Nova going into schools, sharing with kids, trying to get them engaged. I know, you know, every time I try to talk to, to kids, you try to bring an element that like when I was in high school that they didn't have. Yeah. You know, everybody's falling asleep in the crowd to the guy that's not relatable that you can't connect with, but then you see somebody like Nova and he's like, yeah. You know, just breaking down all the achievements he has. And you know, you can check everything that he's done still hit bottom and was able to bounce back. I mean, it's, you know, it's extremely inspirational and you know, he's family to me. So yeah. I love Him. Good dude. Good dude. I hope, hope to see him again. At some point you said something earlier, interesting Matt, that you know about about that love and seeking love. Was it hard for you? This was a challenge. This was one of the last challenges through the AA steps. I'm a 12 step guy like you are, was I felt that presence of a higher power. I actually had a cool moment of spiritual awakening, but I still struggled in the aftermath that why would God love me? Do you find that with people that come into aftermath, that they struggle with that component? And did you struggle with that? Yeah. I mean, this, this, I have some severe like survivors, guilt survivors remorse that like I've lost a lot of my friends that I grew up with. And, and why, why was I like spared a sacrifice and still here when like, you know, other others were not like, what, what was the difference between me and them? That, that they ended up losing their life to this disease and yeah, somehow some way I'm still standing here. And then I also try to use that as like the purpose. Like I try to carry the message, carry their names and everything that I do as a way to like, you know, make sure that they didn't die in VA. You know, like a lot of times I feel like when we were, when we got into using there wasn't education, the way there is now, I'm not saying, you know, it doesn't matter. All the resources in the world could be out there. Addiction can still happen. But I feel like with Oxycontin in my generation and my group of friends in my area, it was like such a new wave. And it came over so fast spread like wildfire. And like, I mean, it's been taking people out and people haven't been able to get outta the grips of it. Yeah. You know, I'm fortunate that I got, I got clean at, at a young age, but then I I've watched so much death and destruction and like people that like genuinely wanted the help and, and they, they would have it. And they had the knowledge, we just lost a buddy of mine, Danny Mack, that like he could, he could recite the book and he was such an engaging powerful speaker. And like, unfortunately, you know, the disease got to him, you know, he didn't stopped taking care of himself, stopped probably doing the things that, that he needed to. And you know, the shit that's out there is no joke. I mean, it's something, you know, I always talk about when I was shooting heroin, I, I wanted to die every single night. I never feared that I was going to die. Right. With, with the joke that, that I used where nowadays, like people are terrified to use because you just don't, it's, it's just, it literally is killing people, you know, at such a rapid pace. Like it's, it's, it's insane. It's like absolute insanity. Well, You know, the, the fucking fentanyl sneaking into everything being split and cut and you know, I mean, we see what here, I don't know about there, but definitely with the pills, you know, people getting M 30 S and stuff and, and, you know, people are listening, maybe aren't in the drug recovery culture, like you and I are, but yeah, they're these, you know, getting these press pills, you know, someone's taking 'em man, cause some dude could be mixing it up in his fucking bath and, and oh, absolutely. Held a split. You get a hundred percent fentanyl you're gone. Yeah. I mean, we, another buddy, we lost that. When they went, went through his room, there was no needle, no syringe, no straw, no rolled up dollar bill, nothing. And I come to find out, he had popped one of those M 30 S that was a straight pressed fentanyl pill. And didn't make it, you know, like it's such a, a deadly lethal chemical component mixture, whatever that like, you know, is serious repercussions when you're using it. Yeah. You know, and it's like one of the most high break things about how, like we're seeing a lot more alcoholics and a lot of it's because there's not a lot of people that are making it out from, from using fentanyl. You know? I mean, it's really ravaging the country. I mean, every single year the overdose deaths have increased. It's the number one. Cause in deaths, in people from 18 to 35. Yeah. Like that's some serious, you know, that's a serious number right there. Yeah. You know, it's not, it's not car accidents. It's not, no, it's, It's overdose deaths is the leading cause for death in young adults. Yeah. Yeah. We've got a, A heartbreaking, A mental health issue that I, I don't have the solution to address. Yeah. But I think the more we get it out there that like, you know, talk about your problems and it's a good thing. It's a sign of strength, not weakness. Hopefully we can come across that. And you know, cause I don't know, other than people that care cuz our government ain't gonna do it For yeah. The government doesn't, doesn't give a shit. But I do think like my father and then to me, for, for an extent, when I was younger, we're taught to man up and not express feelings. Like my father only now in his, late in his sixties is starting to express himself a little bit softer than his entire life. But like as men, we're not told to talk about our problems, that it's a sign of weakness. One actually it's like a sign of strength that you're not holding onto it. You're not bottling it up that, you know, you can talk about having weak moments or feeling like, you know, being able to express whatever it is that you're going through. Yeah. You know, I think if we can continue that conversation of, of allowing us to be vulnerable, weak, and emotional at moments or whenever and pass that down to like our kids. So they're not scared of being like, Hey, you know, I'm feeling like this where you're gonna be shamed and told to man up, you know, don't cry, don't show your feelings. Like, you know, we need to raise, you know, kids that are better in tune with their emotions. Yeah. They don't have to seek that, that substance drinking or drug to kinda numb whatever emotion that they were dealing with the way, you know, I did when I was younger. Yeah. And for me fell in later and you know yeah. And when we to give context, we don't mean come home and show your emotion. Oh the day was fucked. And no, we, we may maybe come home to the significant other and hopefully you have a relationship environment, cuz this is something you should question. If you don't, if you're in the right place, you come home and just be man, I had a tough day at work. You know, the boss is grinding me. I felt like I was overachieving, whatever it is, you know, you know, man, a friend of mine is sick and you know, any of that kind of stuff It's yeah. Sad over it. Yeah. It's important. It's okay to go like man, I'm sad. My energy isn't there. It's okay to have these things. We don't mean be arranging Dick about it. No, no, But express it. Yeah. A healthy, we need to learn how to express these emotions and feelings in a healthy manner. Not outbursts. Yeah. And what, which is hard to learn what exactly that is, but you got, you gotta work it to figure it out. You know, It's, you know, everything's a process, nothing, you know, takes time, takes learning, finding the different skills on how to cope and deal with different things. Yeah. Which can be a motherfucker. Yeah. Definitely some challenges on, on the way to figuring some things out. I still haven't figured everything out. You know, do we, do we want to though? No, no right. To figure everything out, it'd be a boring life. What, what else are we living for? You know, there's gotta be some tweaks and, and things that we can work on. You know, I, I wanna ask cuz you've got some good longevity with, with new people that come into the program, do they get thrown off? Cuz I'm starting to get lately a lot of dudes, like what does this AA saying mean? What does this one mean? You know, as simple as one day at a time I broke it, broke it down for a dude in my perspective. Yeah. Do you have some of the newcomers kind of hitting you up about some of that stuff or the people in, in the aftermath? I mean sometimes, sometimes people, you know, they question why certain things of the way they are or certain approaches are or you know, they get overwhelmed when you start. Especially like with alcoholics that, that I've been seeing lately, like a lot of first, a second time in treatment, still struggling with the idea that they're an alcoholic and you know, they're like, I'm never gonna be able to drink ever again. And you're just like, nah, man, keep it in the day. You know, just, yeah, just make it through the day, one day at a time, you know, and you build on those little victories and then you achieve, you know, something more and don't try to look too far ahead because it's overwhelming. I gotta, I gotta P mine he's struggling, but his significant other doesn't want it, like hear it. It's this perspective of, oh, just stop, you'll be fine. And it's like, Oh, if it was only that easy, Right. How do you combat that stuff? I'm kind of seeking advice for him maybe to drop him this. I mean, sometimes you have to look at the relationship. A lot of our friendships and relationships are developed on that connection of drinking. Yeah. And then sometimes, you know, people grow a pot, friends grow a pot, significant others grow a pot. And maybe somebody has to take a look that if, if, if drinking has become such a problem and you're not necessarily getting that support, you know, if they're still, are they still actively drinking too and still partying, but expecting your friend to stop Or yeah. Yeah. I mean that, you know, if you're trying to stay sober and you come home to a girl that's still drinking, partying and being around that lifestyle, that's something that's really hard. It's not a very healthy environment. If you're trying to better your Life, it's a good path to fallen off real quick. Yeah. Like, I mean, imagine, you know, all it takes is one bad day, a fight with your boss and you come home and your girl's there drinking and you just, you know, you get a case of the buckets and you know, you just grab that bottle and, you know, washed away whatever time that you've gained, you know, it's really difficult and toxic settings like that. Yeah. Cause I, I, I think one of one thing that really was important to examine, and I know you went through it too, was realizing the snorting of other people, you know, that, that codependency, I mean, some of us just do and there's some people that that's all it is like, you wonder like, wow, her, her, that this man or woman was in this relationship. We recently had this in the news with two celebrities. Yeah. Seems like a terrible toxic place, but there's something about that process of the activation of flight or fight or flight mode and kicking our serotonin and dopamine. And we confuse all this horse shit with, with love and it ain't fucking love. It's just no, not at Alling people man. And I mean, some people like that, they were raised in chaos. Yeah. So being in chaos, chaotic situations like that is something that as sick as it sounds is like normal to some people like without that toxicity, you know, sometimes people can't be in the mundane relationship that like everything is going nice. They need to stir the pot, you know, drop a shirt on a pillow, you know? I mean, you know, who doesn't come home, you know, Hey, I need to spice things up, you know, let take a shit on somebody's pillow. It's fucking wow. It was a, it was a grumpy, Matt Was, it was the Dog. I forgot it was a gr it's a grumpy, a fucking, But that's, but that's the thing. Like we grow up a lot of times in like chaotic situations. Yeah. Like I've always, I've struggled significantly with love. Like I, I have never rarely seen like a healthy, normal relationship. And then I look back at my years of trying to, trying to date or figure out what is love and who I'm with. And like, all I see is the same cycle repeating itself. And you know, it stems a lot from like what we were raised in. And when you're raised in, you know, unhealthy relationships, like sometimes, you know, the abandonment issues kick in, you latch on, you know, as bad as it may be the fear of going out in the world and finding somebody else keeps you in situations that you're not happy in. And then, you know, that misery is, it's like a comforting misery that you're just, you know, you're attached to. And then that fear of separating. And then now you have to stand on your own and who are you as a person, if you're not with, you know, married to this girl or, or in a relationship with this guy? Like, who are you when you stand on your own too? You know, it, it's very difficult, especially when you put sick individuals, like all of us apart. And you're like, Hey, be, you know, do the American dream marriage, big house, white picket fence and, and raise healthy children, you know? Yeah. Oh, Doesn't always come, you know, out how the American dream has been portrayed to us since we were kids. Yeah. And there definitely is that thing, that fantasy mindset that is, I thrown out there that us addicts got a ditch. Cause we lived in so much of a fucking haz of a, a, a lack of reality for so damn long. So it's crazy, man. It's crazy. Matt, we're gonna finish up with some fun, random questions and leave you at the final words. Tell people how to hit you up and I'll include the links in the podcast description. Yeah. You can find me on Facebook, Matt, the poet on Instagram and Twitter at Matt G under school poet. The treatment center that I own is aftermath addiction treatment center on Twitter. It is aftermath at aftermath, TC on Instagram. It's at aftermath underscore treatment. Yeah. Look for the Phoenix. You know, I, we have a very good quality brand that, that pops and has some very sentimental meaning in the name and, and you know, Phoenix as a writer, I write a lot using the metaphor, rising out the ashes of an attic. Reborn is a Phoenix from the fire. Like I use, you know, those type of metaphors a lot. So having like the Phoenix is the logo or the treatment center was like, you know, it just like came to me, had to, had to put it up there. You know, I love it. This, this, this one. I can't even, I don't know that you can see that that's my, my pirate in a bird, but this was gonna be a Phoenix. But the design that the tattoo artist and I had, cause I got shit on my shoulder, on my left shoulder, wouldn't fit. So that'll be reserved for the right arm with Phoenix. Cause that, that gave me chills. I'm kind of with you on that with Man coming outta the ashes, you know, shitty situations as, as an addict or an alcoholic, you know, we're shedding that dead skin of, of our active use and reborn as a new person in sobriety, you know, the metaphor runs deep for, for what, what we do at aftermath. You know, Absolutely 51 50 is a lifestyle we believe in pushing yourself, finding your passion, knowing your dreams and working hard and always striving to make those dreams. Your reality. We believe life is too short to sit back and say, what if go after it, grab it and make it happen. Being 51 50 is committing to that long, hard road that road, you know, is going to be tough, but the most rewarding that's living the madness. That's 51 50. If you're living the 51 50 lifestyle, then celebrate by rocking the goods. So listen up. There's a special deal for listeners of knocking doors down, go to 5, 1 50 ltm.com and enter co KDD 20 and receive 20% off your purchase. That's five one F I F T Y ltm.com. All right, man. Let's jump into those random questions. Yep. If you could have dinner with any one person alive or not, who would it be? Damn or not? Could I do both? Somebody's alive and somebody who's dead. All Right, go ahead. Throw a dinner party. I would love to sit down with Tupac. Yeah. Tupac's like my favorite writer and the emotion and all that comes with it. And then a person that's would probably like to have conversation on, on how he's been able to adapt to his circumstances coming from where he came from to get to where he is and evolve as an artist. So I think that would be a cool two cool conversations, even though Tupac, Get to break bread on this. Exactly. You're stranded on a deserted island. You got one movie and one music album with you. What are they? Hmm. Movie would be probably Goodwill hunting. I watch that whenever. And then for album would be it's doc and hell is hot. All right. That's funny. I posted something the other day on my story. I said where it was. Do you like apples? How about them? Apples. Yep. Yep. I love Goodwill, huh? No, I love that movie. I mean, what hap there's like a bunch that come to mind, like I'm a big Marvel fan and, and style wars. If I could get a whole collection, it probably would've went to one of them, but you know, I'm gonna rock with a classic I'm with you on star wars. One of my things, my previous sponsor, he goes, what did you love to do as a kid? And I'm like, ride, ride my bike, this and I go, I love to build Legos. And he goes, all right. And he sent me a gift card. So now I've got two bookshelves full of star wars and race. So hell yeah. How'd you like OB how'd you like OB one? OB won was fucking dope, man. Oh, was so sick. I loved it. The scene with Veda. I mean that turned, you know, that tugged on my hot strings, you know, they're two great actors and like, I wish we could get more even though I don't. You can't, you can't play anything else out between them two. I, yeah. I wonder cuz I've read some rumor about that. They were gonna do a second season, but I'm like, where do you from That? Why you can't have Vader in it like that is, I personally believe it's a perfect segue into a new hope and, and where they are at that point. I don't think you can do too much after that. You know, If you were in a star wars movie or TV show, would you play a Jedi or a isn't isn't it? Yeah, man. You know, I mean, peace loving happiness is the Jedi. And you know, I probably try to figure out some, you know, weird way to gain power and I don't know, sister just cooler. Yeah. You know, I love Vata. Veta is my favorite character and any movie, his whole arc is pretty dope. So I think I'm gonna have to rock with, with Seth on That one. And the OB one series made me like the episodes one through three Even more. Yeah. Yeah. No, definitely. It, it pulled me back in. Alright. You brought up Marvel. If you could have one superpower, what would it be So many of them to choose? Right. Probably fly. Yeah. They fly and be pretty dope. Just get where you want to go. Huh? Yeah. You know, don't gotta sit through TSA, go hop on the island. I'll go shoot down to Bo Bo. Oh dude, I'll go with you. If you can carry, That's just carry a couple people, you know, get like something to, to latch on. And we'll just, you know, we'll whip there real quick. Yeah. The, my girlfriend and I, we did a vision board and so for the vacation, I got the, the, the little huts over the water and Bo board. That'ss The spot I wanna Go before I die. I wanna make a trip out there because it looks so beautiful and peaceful and there's nothing. It's like, you have those little huts and you can just soak up, you know, just natural beauty, you know, peace, peace and quiet out there. At least that's the way it seems in pictures. Right. That's that's what they show on the reality TV Too. And real beautiful out there. Absolutely. Matt, thanks brother. If you got any words you wanna throw out to people, you know, through your experience, you know, floor is yours. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, anybody that's out there struggling, you know, keep fighting, never give up. We all fall down. Don't get discourage at yourself or beat yourself up. When, when we have little slips, very few people actually get it in their first time. But the worst part, you know, is when you beat yourself up, you don't end up making it back. So I play in like a men's basketball league and, and we have a kid on our team that fell off, got into a bad car accident, faces all messed up. And we were trying to talk him into like going into detox yesterday. And it's like, you can tell sometimes the burden and, and the shame just like drives you away. And you're just like, yeah, I'm gonna do it tomorrow. And then tomorrow comes and you don't do it. And then another day or next week or Monday, or, or on the first or whatever it is. And all of a sudden you're on like a five to six month run, creating even more wreckage where, you know, just put the bat down, stop beating yourself up, give yourself a chance, reach out to people that are out there asking for help. You know, I know it might not feel like it, but you deserve a far better life than it, you know, revolving. You're waking second from using, from drinking, from lion sheet and stealing. You don't have to live a life like that anymore. And you know, just give yourself a shot. You know, life is a hell of a lot better on this side of things. When we get to see things clearly be present in our kids' life, have a good support network, great friendships that aren't based off of your drinking buddies or who can get the best dope or Coke, or who has money, you know, and do the things that you love to do. You know, recovery's a lot about hitting meetings, building a network, you know, finding the supports in every way, but find the things that you love to do on top of that. You know, like sometimes people get caught up and it's just meetings and meetings and meetings. And like, you know, you get meeting, you get meetings out really quick. So find some of the things that you love. You know, I'm blessed that, you know, my son's into like comic books and style wars. So we go see those movies. I play basketball sports. You know, we get involved in a lot of like the recovery events out, out our way. So find things that you love to do hiking beach, you know, you still gotta live your life and enjoy it and be happy. You know, that sadness, that hopelessness is too heavy of a burden to bear. So This podcast contains the views and opinions of the knocking doors down hosts and their guests to the show. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. 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The Boiz are back this week, and you know because Lux didn't double check to make sure the upload worked, so here we are. It's a return to the classics this week as we reject modernity, embrace tradition, and actually talk about games for most of the episode. PRETTY CRAZY STUFF. Do The Boiz get into other stuff? OF COURSE they do, but games are the order of the day, so if you're curious about Tower of Fantasy, Cult of the Lamb, Phoenix Point, Digimon: Survive and more then CHECK IT OUT. Edited and Produced by Hailey Clement Music by Matthew Morden Art by Rory Blank You can find Hailey on Youtube and Instagram at Eateverysound. Griffin is on TikTok and Twitter @Griffinpdavis and streaming at twitch.tv/choomroom. Lux is on twitter @tail_boi and streams on twitch.tv/pixelgoblins every Wednesday at 8:30 central and also at other times.
What's that sneaking up behind you, lurking in the dark?? It's not monsters, ghouls, or goblins, it's the horrific hookup stories of the past! First up, the crew regale a horrific TikTok-provided scenario involving shrinkage, feces, a dog, and parents. This leads to a brainstorm on what to do in the dreaded moment when somebody walks in on you gettin' to the business. Does the identity of the culprit make all the difference? (Spoiler alert- OF COURSE). Should you ‘fess up? Play dead? Pull out the trusty book of excuses? Lume tells his own story of a similar situation in which it seems his plans went a little awry. As a great philosopher/CEO once said, "Nobody likes the dreaded bloodbath scenario". Kristen breaks down her personal do's and don'ts when it comes to risk, disclosure, and getting over the embarrassment of this common, yet less than ideal situation, in the funniest way possible. Clearly the Quaranteam grew up different as they share their history of sneaking into a hook ups place who lives with the ‘rents. Shoutout MinneSNOWta, ALWAYS making things more difficult. Lastly, If your significant other was asked who their hall pass was and they responded "My ex", is that a dealbreaker or just a heartbreaker? QQH (39:30): First, a "Watcha Watching" as Kristen breaks down the new Neil Patrick Harris show on Netflix called "Uncoupled". Then some breaking news from Lume regarding one of the Quaranteam's favorite drinks. Is washing your FEET in an airport bathroom as crazy as it sounds? Then the rabbit hole that is "RushTok" is revealed in the only way the crew knows how, with a lot of laughs.
Chunga has listened to you! THANKS!! YAY!!! he's allowed to eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos! Now, he really needs your help with something fairly serious...It's that time of year and time for the kid to head back to school! CHUNGA POLL: What was your favorite school lunch?!? Post your answers below!The world says goodbye to the amazing Clu Gulager. What? Wait who??? What about Olivia Newton John??? Aren't you going to say goodbye to her?? OF COURSE!Have you seen the new documentary on Disney + called "Light & Magic"??? It's INCREDIBLE!!!!Plus, Gregg has a special tribute in his new movie shout-out! Listen NOW!!!
Chunga has listened to you! THANKS!! YAY!!! he's allowed to eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos! Now, he really needs your help with something fairly serious... It's that time of year and time for the kid to head back to school! CHUNGA POLL: What was your favorite school lunch?!? Post your answers below! The world says goodbye to the amazing Clu Gulager. What? Wait who??? What about Olivia Newton John??? Aren't you going to say goodbye to her?? OF COURSE! Have you seen the new documentary on Disney + called "Light & Magic"??? It's INCREDIBLE!!!! Plus, Gregg has a special tribute in his new movie shout-out! Listen NOW!!!
One episode to describe this episode is MAGIC. We say that because on this 32nd episode of Dolphin Talk we dive into the Magic (Johnson) like situations that reveal Hovi Dents biological clock might be ticking and Hot shows love with or without a bag.... Los tells us about something getting checked off his bucket list on his b-day weekend and of course we pay homage to one of the GOATs Earvin Magic Johnson. Not to mention we revisit the 1 year Lox v Dipset anniversary, Kiss' freestyle, and OF COURSE we have a new Top 5 Top 5 Top 5 that may even shock you!! All this and more as you enjoy your tour with the Sonar Boyz!! LETS GO!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sonarboyz/message
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**JOIN ME for the YouTube premier video version of the show and we can chat about this show: Meet me at this link on Tuesday August 16th at 1PM EST: https://youtu.be/8hJGR_MM_PQWe break down the new Jordan Peele film NOPE! Join along as we go through this thing scene by scene and break down the hidden messages and symbols that Peele placed for us to decode. Symbolism we talk about today includes Biblical prophecy of the Apocalypse, the Four Horsemen, Aleister Crowley-anity, All Seeing Eye, UFOs, UAPs, Ancient Aliens, Jack Parsons, Scarlet Woman, Whore of Babylon, the first film ever, connections to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Book of Enoch, the Watchers, Nihilism, and OF COURSE how it fits into my theories laid out in my two alien books "Aliens, UFOs & the Occult: Use Your Illusion I & II"! We'll also go into detail on the appearance of this UFO/UAP and what it's based upon... Peep all the images discussed on the show at Instagram.com/IsaacWeishaupt PLOT SPOILERS ON THIS EPISODE AND THOSE INSTAGRAM IMAGES!!!Get bonus content AND go commercial free + other perks:* VIP: Due to the threat of censorship, I set up a Patreon-type system through MY OWN website! It's the VIP section of illuminatiwatcher.com! It's even setup the same: FREE ebooks, Kubrick's Code video! Sign up at: https://illuminatiwatcher.com/members-section/ * PATREON: almost identical to VIP Section; you can join the conversations with hundreds of other show supporters here: Patreon.com/IlluminatiWatcher Show sponsors- Get discounts while you support the show and do a little self improvement! 1. CHECK OUT: The Prophecy on Audible! Audible.com/Prophecy2. ATTENTION CRYPTO NERDS!!! CopyMyCrypto.com/Isaac is where you can copy James McMahon's crypto holdings- listeners get access for just $13. Get 10% off your first month of starting your happier life at BetterHelp.com/IlluminatiWatcher 4. Free 30 day trial to great audiobooks at Audible.com/Illuminati (or text “illuminati” to 500-500)More from Isaac- special offers:1. Check out another free podcast I make with my wife called the BREAKING SOCIAL NORMS podcast- it's all about the truther (me) lovingly debating conspiracies with a normie (my wife)! Go to BreakingSocialNorms.com You can get it free wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-social-norms/id1557527024?uo=4). You can get the Uncensored and commercial-free option at Patreon.com/BreakingSocialNorms3. Signed paperbacks, coffee mugs, shirts, & other merch: Gumroad.com/IsaacW5. Get 3 books for $5: https://illuminatiwatcher.com/how-to-get-free-books/6. ALIENS, UFOS & THE OCCULT IS NOW UP ON AMAZON AND AUDIBLE (*author narrated): https://amzn.to/3j3UtZz7. Enjoy some audiobooks and support the show! Go to Audible.com/Illuminati or text “Illuminati” to 500-500 to start your free 30 day FREE trial8. If you want to hear more from me AND also want to support the show, search for "Isaac Weishaupt" on Audible and pick up my narrated audiobooks! My most popular book- THE DARK PATH! https://www.audible.com/pd/B0759MN23F/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-095441&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_095441_rh_us AND the popular alien books USE YOUR ILLUSION are also on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08NRXFNDM/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-223105&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_223105_rh_us*Want to advertise/sponsor our show? Email Isaac at IlluminatiWatcher@gmail.com (*business inquiries only please- I'm a one man operation)*ALL Social Media, merch and other links:https://allmylinks.com/isaacw
In this episode Mariah & Tone discuss the ways that they handle arguments. Is everything always cupcakes and unicorns, HELL NO! But do they actively work on bettering their relationship…OF COURSE. You can hear some different tips they have to offer regarding communicating while arguing with your partner. Anything they left out, let them know on their social media platforms! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uknowpodcast/support
"It is time!" (Rafiki voice) Taylor and Halle may be late to the blue alien party, but they have arrived in style to say the least. You do not want to miss out on these crazies finally digging into Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon. It may be their best episode yet. The ladies discuss their views on aliens in real life, contacting James Cameron in regards to Ruby having her own Ice Planet Disney ride, SpaceJam pick-up basketball, the evolution of ram horns and tails, and OF COURSE all the blue alien peen. Sit back, relax, grab a drink or two and prepare to laugh along with these two crazy wack-a-doos that most certainly would not survive on an Ice Planet. **As always, it is advised to check trigger warnings before reading.**
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On this episode we cover a slew of topics starting off with a month recap including vday spice. Then it's time to talk about losing Instagram for a devastating 48 hours. Ofcourse a praise session for Donda 2 is in order but not specifically the stem player. Pusha T predictions. Finishing off we discuss finally getting some free shoes from a company. Follow on Instagram @PucksOutHere
This week is a special celebration! July is National Hot Dog Month, and the Lounge LOVES hot dogs so they brought in THE Hot Dog Top Dog, himself, Eric Mittenthal! He is the President of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.Scheduling made it so Richey and Little Matt were both unable to join in the fun, but Barry, a friend of the Lounge, was able to jump in and carry on in their stead!The conversation centered on... OF COURSE, the hot dog!Sam tells a story that links him & the council from when he taught in a school years ago. SMALL WORLD!Does ketchup belong on a hot dog? Is a hot dog a sandwich? What about BBQ sauce? Is shredded cheese better than liquid cheese? Is it ever OK to eat a chili dog with a fork? There are TONS of questions, and Eric talks about all of the crazy ones that have been posed to him in his years as the Top Dog. Sam actually gets one in that Eric says has never been asked of him! We THINK it's a "good question," since that was Eric's response! Eric talks about the work the council does to promote awareness of certain things in the hot dog and sausage world, and Barry brings up a common myth about hot dogs.The conversation was great, and we feel we now have a Lounge Hot Dog Expert, in Eric!To find out what the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is up to go to www.hot-dog.org!We are proud members of OddPods MediaPromos: Infectious Groove Podcast & Beer'd Al PodcastFind us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and www.oddpodsmedia.com along with all of the other #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
This week we got the first marriage of the season. Plus we get compromise from a number of couples, and absolutely NONE from Emily. Of Course! 1:03 Kara & Guillermo 4:39 Emily & Kobe 12:58 Bilal & Shaeeda 17:33 Yve & Mohamed 20:51 Jibri & Miona 24:37 Patrick & Thais Ever been somewhere and overheard two guys having a crazy conversation over random topics? Well we are those guys and we have been having these conversations since college. Do we agree on everything? Hell no, but we have fun anyway. We talk sports, politics, pop culture, other bs and now Reality TV!!! Pour yourself a drink and listen in. Subscribe and Follow on Social media: https://www.facebook.com/RGRTPod https://www.instagram.com/RGRTPod #90DayFiance #Season9 #TLC #Bilal # Shaeeda #Kara #Guillermo #Jibri #Miona #Emily #Kobe #Ari #Bini #Yve #Mohamed #Patrick #Thais #John
One day, God told Voice Coach Cytel Schults to start telling people she could hear things in people's voices. She could not believe the Lord wanted her to lie to people, but He was insistent, so she did. At her next voice session, she could not believe her ears. She could hear emotions that were stuck in her student's body… through her voice! When Cytel first explained what she did to me, it made perfect sense. “OF COURSE!” I said to myself. Everything is energy, and we attract through frequency. The strongest frequency we create is through the sound of our voice! Whatever frequency it is giving off, it is attracting back to us. Imagine if someone could listen to the frequency of your voice, intuit what you are hiding in your body, the trapped emotions, traumas, life experiences, etc. Help release them, and allow you to shift and raise the vibration of your voice so that you magnetically attract your people to you, at a higher frequency. Well, that is exactly what Cytel does. Tune in to today's episode to learn more about her work, her experience working with me in Soul Offer, and watch how Cytel shares her gifts and got me to share a very personal experience in prayer I'd had just that morning, because she could literally hear the transformation in my voice! Links: Book a Diagnostic Session with Cytel: http://singyoursoul.net Join The Part-Time CEO Facebook Group: http://makemeaparttimeceo.com Book a Call with Janelle: https://discoverycall.souloffer.com/so-calendar-booking
Hello punk rock skaters! This week, my guest is the legendary Steve Caballero! YES!!! We talked about his band Urethane (I love them so much!!!!), OF COURSE about skateboarding and great memories from the 80s and 90s, about life in general, his faith and spirituality, and I asked him the listeners questions! I also rePUNKmmend you the band FORUS from France and I'm reading some of your skateboard stories The Punk Roquette show is happy to be sponsored by www.epicmerchstore.com Find your favorite merch for more than 200 punk, ska, hardcore and metal bands from all around the world! Reach me here: https://www.facebook.com/punkroquette https://www.instagram.com/punk_roquette/ email@example.com ----> If you want to support the show, you can help me on the Patreon page for exclusive content. Thank you so much! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Punkroquette You can also make a donation here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/punkroquette https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Punkroquette Ep. 69 Steve Caballero https://www.instagram.com/stevecaballero/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkr_a-b7osE&feature=youtu.be Urethane https://linktr.ee/urethane_music Forus https://www.instagram.com/forusmusic/ https://birdattackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lights
VISIT OUR SPONSORS: Louisiana Renaissance Festival https://www.larf.net/ The Ren Cruise https://www.therencruise.com/ SONGS Ships Are Sailing/Islay/Ranter's Reel/Father Kelly's Reel performed by Carolina Ceili from the album Fifty Shades Of Green http://www.carolinaceili.com/ Dark Lady performed by Far From Home from the album Of Course! https://www.facebook.com/WeRFarFromHome/ Drop O Good Beer performed by Quarter Master Band from the album Quarter Master https://www.facebook.com/QuarterMasterBand/ Carrickfergus performed by Merry Measure from the album Faire Warning Nelson's Blood performed by Captain John Stout from the album Songs From the Water's Edge disc 2 http://www.porterstout.com/ The Pub and Grub performed by Gibbon the Troubador from the album Ode of the Troubadour https://www.gibbonthetroubadour.net/about Shady Grove performed by Music the Gathering from the album LVL 1 www.musicthegathering.com Joe Barry's Jig (Reprise) performed by New Minstrel Revue from the album Many Hands The Song of the Water Kelpie performed by Darren Raleigh from the album Silverwheel http://www.darrenraleigh.com/ Itsy Bitsy Kid Song performed by Grey Aengus from the album Gaelic Soup https://www.facebook.com/grey.aengus.1 The Gathering performed by Elflore from the album The Gathering www.elfloreofficial.com The Girl I Left Behind Me performed by DeCantus from the album Tonight We'll Merry Bee http://www.decantus.com/ Romantanask by James Hazlerig from Cedric's Overmode performed by James Cedrick Hazlerig from the album Cedric's Overmode Gypsy Laddio/Cantiga 353 performed by Gypsy Rox from the album A Fiddler in Every Port www.gypsyrox.com SEGMENTS Festival update brought to you by The Ren List http://www.therenlist.com HOW TO CONTACT US Post it on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/renfestmusic Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org HOW TO LISTEN Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renaissance-festival-podcast/id74073024 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/76uzuG0lRulhdjDCeufK15?si=obnUk_sUQnyzvvs3E_MV1g Pandora http://www.pandora.com/ Podbay http://www.podbay.fm/show/74073024 Listennotes http://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/renaissance-festival-podcast-minions-1Xd3YjQ7fWx/
SunDevils Rob (@RobbR9) joins The Zone to discuss the Front 7 in Wink's Defense; Saquon; Who will be the most impactful rookie in 2022 and OF COURSE - his win/loss predictions for the upcoming season!
First up, Revz is musing on a weird thing all our Mums did that she's glad we don't really do anymore. Then Gem is still recovering from the time she lost Raffa in Bali and we really don't have time for these moments, as Revz knows from losing teddy in Edinburgh for 45 minutes, it's not something you quickly recover from. But Gem has lessons, LESSONS, because what else can you fucking do? Then Revz' girl has such Main Character Energy, but it's causing her problems in the school yard and we don't have time for that. Not spon, OFCOURSE and some solid lols for your Tuesday. We love you DLs!
What's the deal with Chiropractors? Is it all about the pop/crack/adjustment? Do they only treat back issues? What's their training like? What's the science behind it? How can I find a good one??Cue Adam Bruene, DC, CertMDT, DNSP! He is a Doctor of Chiropractic medicine with special training/certification in McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment, as well as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. In this episode, Dr. Bruene de-mystifies Chiropractic medicine by explaining its roots, current practice, and hopeful future (HINT: it involves collaboration with other physical medicine folks- like MDs, DOs, PTs and more!)OF COURSE we are gonna talk about the marriage of Chiropractic and MD/Allopathic medicine- because, as you may have guessed, Adam Bruene and Julie Bruene partnered to become the Doctors Bruene!Kick back, relax, and come with us on this journey into ChiroWorld! And, no, you don't have to marry a Chiropractor to find a great one ;)Dr. Adam Bruene practices at Aligned Modern Health in Chicago, IL. Find out more about him at https://alignedmodernhealth.com/people/chiropractic-physicians/dr-adam-bruene-dc-certmdt/Find us at:Website: http://www.whatthehealthpodcast.comEmail: email@example.com (DON'T FORGET THE 1!)Call the DOCLINE at 312-380-5005. Leave us a message, we will listen and maybe answer/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Social:Join our Facebook group- The Health Nuts!https://urlgeni.us/facebook/wthpod@what_the_health_pod (IG, TikTok)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
We're back!One of the least talked about Cedar Fair parks (at least from a coaster enthusiast's perspective) is Michigan's Adventure. It's often considered neglected or forgotten in favor of Cedar Fair's other parks, so OF COURSE we're going to talk about it on our podcast! Nick joins Andrew to talk about his recent visit to Michigan's Adventure, talking about the park from the perspective a coaster enthusiast who is also a dad to two young children, Titan Track on Wolverine Wildcat, and what Nick's first few weeks as a Cedar Fair Platinum Passholder have been like!You can connect with the show by hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.comAlso, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!Find the latest and greatest Coaster101 and theme park-inspired merch at c101.co/teepublic!Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.
Today's word of the day is ‘clause' as in Santa Clause as in contract clause as in special clause as in the All Star Game Clause as in huh? Word came out yesterday that part of the new MLB CBA the Commissioner can now use a special clause to add “Legends of the Game” to the All Star rosters. What?! Albert Pujols batting .189 this year? You're in! Miguel Cabrera? Of Course. Where does it end? Yadier Molina? Zack Greinke? (17:35) The Oakland Athletics announced that on July 4 a few fans that stuck around for the firework show were hit by bullet fragments from shots fired outside the stadium. What? Yes, it happened. (28:45) Review: Undergrads. (33:00) What is going to happen to the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks? Are they for sale? Are they not for sale? Will they ever be for sale? (42:40) NPPOD. (44:55) Wait to see: Brings us back to yesterday where I forgot to give the Zion Williamson one! (45:55) The New York Knicks are supposed to get fined for tampering in the signing of Jalen Brunson. What!? Tampering! In sports! Never! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices