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TRUTHCAST
Cake Bosses - Gotta Catch Them All!

TRUTHCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 30:58


Paul, Dickie and Harry taste test wedding cakes!The Cake Bosses were played by Scott Ostrom from the Are You Listening podcast and Andrew Droz who is a completely normal person who doesn't need podcasting or comedy to validate his existence.Check out Are You Listening right here on Joy Road Media!Paul Starr was played by returning champion, the Queen of the Detroit Comedy Scene, Sam Rager.Follow Sam on Facebook or Instagram.Harry Hamilton Hamilton was played by the always enigmatic Tim den Otter. Follow Tim on Facebook or Instagram.Dickie Rickets was played by the always inconsistent Mike Bobbitt.Mike isn't active on social media much these days, but check out his other podcast, You Made Me Watch.Alex Bozinovic as Thomas Luge may not be in our ears this week, but he's always in our hearts. Follow Alex on Facebook and Instagram.Check out the brand-new VIDEO VERSION of the TRUTHCASThttps://www.youtube.com/thetruthcastHere's the central hub for all your TRUTH needs: http://truheroism.com/Art by Mark Rudolph: http://markrudolph.com/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

Nature Is My Jam
Sounds of Sleeping Bear Dunes: Beavers at Otter Lake

Nature Is My Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 30:00


I would like to thank everyone that has donated or otherwise supported Nature is my Jam by liking, following, sharing and/or subscribing to the podcast. Your support goes directly to creating future episodes and allows this podcast to be ad-free and 100% listener supported. Your kindness means the world to me and I hope you might feel inspired to explore the natural areas where you live.Welcome to episode 23 of the Nature is my Jam podcast! As always, I'm happy to see you again and can't wait to share this episode with you. The weather here in northern Michigan has been unseasonably warm, with temperatures in the low 60s (around 15.5 Celsius for the rest of the world). The leaves have fallen and we would normally gear up for the first big snow of the year, but Mother Nature has other ideas. Fall is my favorite time of year so I'm not complaining! I went to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore yesterday to hike the Otter Creek Loop, which is part of the Platte Plains Trail. It is a roughly 5 miles (8km) loop that meanders through gently rolling hills and takes you along the creek and all the way around Otter Lake. Besides completing the loop and getting in some miles, I also wanted to find some sounds to record. As I was entering the last section of the trail, I noticed some signs of beaver activity so stopped to inspect. I could see recent chew marks in several saplings and what appeared to be a slick mud slide down to the creek. I assumed this to be a sure sign of one or more industrious beavers, so I came up with a plan to record them working. Knowing my presence would likely dampen their enthusiasm, I quickly configured my gear to record overnight. I would come back the next day to see what sounds I captured. The trail is fairly popular, so I have to believe the beavers are used to human presence, but I always do my best to maintain a respectful distance. When I returned, I was happy to see there had been additional activity overnight. To my complete surprise, they worked the area immediately in front of my gear and gave me a gift of some amazing sounds. Thank you, beavers!! This might just be my favorite recording of the year. I have several hours of their activity recorded and will do a longer edit over the winter. However, because I'm so excited about capturing the beavers, I want to share this clip with you on the podcast right now. As always, I welcome your thoughts and hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks again for your continued support! Recording Summary:Date and Time: 11/10/2022 | 01:00 AMLocation: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake ShoreLandscape/Feature: Otter Creek and Otter LakeConditions: Mild, Gusting Winds, Bright MoonRecording Device: Zoom F3Microphone(s): Audio Technica BP 4025Digital Audio Workstation: Adobe AuditionSupport the showThanks for listening! ❤️ Your support means the world to me. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter for daily updates.

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

Looking for a higher interest rate in your fixed investment(s)? Scott details some provisions that might help.  Market Value Adjustments Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

Think Inclusive Podcast
Charmaine Thaner | The Art of Advocacy

Think Inclusive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 48:56


In this episode, Tim Villegas speaks with Charmaine Thaner, an inclusion advocate and founder of Collaborative Special Education Advocacy. They discuss her journey from being a self-contained special education teacher to an inclusion advocate and including her son with Down syndrome in school from preschool to college. Charmaine describes her early work as a special education teacher in the 1970s when few students with disabilities were in public schools. She also talks about her work today, equipping families and educators to advocate for inclusive education. Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Otter.ai Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/AEbSJSrQ2NjM0uEGofmJzdrXu7M PDF Transcript: https://3bd6e695-b492-4878-afa9-f79d8b09e0c4.usrfiles.com/ugd/3bd6e6_4f15200d1bdd496e987f3ab67c2e8bd6.pdf Show Notes: https://bit.ly/TI-Charmaine-Thaner Cover Art Image Description: black background; think inclusive logo in the top left; rainbow-colored waves overlayed with a headshot of Charmaine Thaner; text reads: Charmaine Thaner | The Art of Advocacy; S10E9; MCIE logo in the bottom right Credits Think Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas and is produced by MCIE. Original music by Miles Kredich. Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

TerraSpaces
Y-Foundry DAO X TerraBots Partnership AMA

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 53:02


Today on the Ether we have the Y-Foundry DAO partnership AMA with TerraBots. You'll hear from Ray Raspberry, Zachary, Jimmy the Otter, and more! Recorded on November 8th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

69th Amendment
OTTER LIKE STRAIGHT GUYS | OTTER LEE | EP 31

69th Amendment

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 68:51


This Episode Voice Actor and Standup Comedian Otter Lee stops by, scott and him fall in love, we solve the circumcision debate, and otter mass texts his issues Follow otter - @OtterLeeMoy on all platforms LIKE SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW US ON OTHER PLATFORMS FOR MORE CLIPS AND CONTENT - linktr.ee/69thamendment

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

Interest rates are rising. What should you be doing?  Estate Planning Simplified Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

InTalksicated Podcast
246. Bryan Otter TALKS Breakthroughs, Pet Loss and Collecting Experiences

InTalksicated Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 148:27


This is an episode for the books! Returning to the podcast for a 3rd appearance is one of my favourite people and past guests, the lovable and hilarious Bryan Otter!There's really no where we DON'T go on the podcast. There are stories, revelations and feelings. We dive into: disordered eating, existential dread, positivity as a coping mechanism, his fear of clowns, the loss the best cat in the world (RIP Science), our thoughts on what makes a close friends, what family means to us and why having 1000 hobbies is a distraction of bigger issues. We also chat about Bryan's recent breakthroughs with mental health including the importance of setting boundaries and learning to accept love (cheesy, but important), impacts of childhood on adult life and the value of therapy. PLUS: a sexy party boat break in, a teleporting mushroom trip and lots more "this one time" stories.Follow Bryan:@definitely.not.otter@meatglobeFollow InTalksicated:Facebook: @intalksicatedpodcastInstagram: @intalksicatedpodcast Follow Sarah:Instagram: @sarahmaclTwitter: @sarahmaclellanTikTok: @sarahmaclellanFeatured Song:Guess Again - Good Dear Good@gooddeargoodhttps://www.gooddeargood.com/Send in your questions, dilemmas, rants and more: Leave us a voicemailEmail questions: intalksicatedpodcast@gmail.comFill out the anonymous Talk Line FormShop the Intalksicated Merch StoreLeave a review on Apple Podcasts!Subscribe on YouTube! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nate Shelman Show
Governor Butch Otter

Nate Shelman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 26:40


Former Idaho Governor Butch Otter joined Nate Shelman to discuss SJR102. That's the constitutional amendment that if passed on election day would allow the Idaho State Legislature to call themselves back for a special session. Governor Otter told us why he disagrees with it and took your calls. (11/1/22)

TRUTHCAST
1985

TRUTHCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 34:24


Harry Hamilton books this week's guest using a new invention of his to ring up former Truthcast cohost Thomas Luge....from the past! Young Thomas was played by comedian Louis Brady. Check him out at https://www.louisbrady.ca/ (LouisBrady.ca). Paul Starr was played by returning champion, the Queen of the Detroit Comedy Scene, Sam Rager. Follow Sam on https://www.facebook.com/samantha.rager.3 (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/ragersamantha/ (Instagram). Harry Hamilton Hamilton was played by the always enigmatic Tim den Otter. Follow Tim on https://www.facebook.com/TimdenOtter (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/timmydotter/ (Instagram). Dickie Rickets was played by the always inconsistent Mike Bobbitt. Mike isn't active on social media much these days, but check out his other podcast, https://www.youmademewatch.com/ (You Made Me Watch). Alex Bozinovic as Thomas Luge may not be in our ears this week, but he's always in our hearts. Follow Alex on https://www.facebook.com/alex.bozinovic (Facebook )and https://www.instagram.com/poppershango/ (Instagram). Check out the brand-new VIDEO VERSION of the https://studio.youtube.com/video/DJlJn_xUq4I/edit (TRUTHCAST) https://www.youtube.com/thetruthcast Here's the central hub for all your http://truheroism.com/ (TRUTH) needs: http://truheroism.com/ Art by Mark Rudolph: http://markrudolph.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

Mindset Check
How The Otter Skin Became Great Medicine

Mindset Check

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 14:38


As you listen to this story it is my hope that you will reflect the journey healing requires.  Finding the medicine on our journey, the things that heal what seems to be “wrong,” this can take great effort. My hope is to remind you to stay focused and to instill hope in the reminder that healing is possible.  

Secure the Gag
82. Otter Lee

Secure the Gag

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 42:47


From indie improv darling to comedy festival creator, this week's Secure The Gag guest is none other than the beloved Otter Lee (Tooning Out The News, Fairview, Edinburgh Fringe)!!! Otter and Nathan get into Otter's summer standup show at Fringe and their UK stand up tour that left audiences shocked, gagged, and gooped. Otter also shares about his work on Comedy Central's Tooning Out The News and working as a voice over artist in a self constructed studio. They also get into Otter's highly speculated love life and the journey of his 1,000 boyfriends (our quote not his for the record, starting the Asian Comedy Festival, and his upcoming indie film. Secure The Gag is a queer comedy podcast hosted by comedian and writer, Nathan Pearson. Tune in every Monday as Nathan interviews funny queers about their infamous online videos, bits, and success.  Nathan Pearson is a comedian, actor, writer, and host of Secure The Gag based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Atlanta, GA. Recently, he was featured on HBOMax's Humans By Orientation platform and on the UCB Character's Welcome where his “Guy F**ks His Bully's Dad” sketch became a viral sensation. Online, Nathan has amassed a following on TikTok and has been featured in Vulture, Instinct, Queerty, Logo's NewNowNext, and more.  Secure The Gag is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network hosted by WUSSY Mag @wussymag Hosted by Nathan Pearson @nathankpearson Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto Edited by Ryan Andrews @rtayrews Podcast Art created by Beardy Glasses @beardy.glasses Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix  Follow @SecureTheGag

Locked On Stars - Daily Podcast On The Dallas Stars
Jake Oettinger Injured in Dallas Stars Ugly Loss to New York Rangers

Locked On Stars - Daily Podcast On The Dallas Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 27:19


The Dallas Stars (5-3-1) suffered a brutal loss at the hands of the New York Rangers on Saturday. Dallas stayed competitive even after the departure of goalie Jake Oettinger, but quickly fell apart in the third via penalties and defensive miscues. The biggest story from the game is of course Jake Oettinger and whatever injury he may have sustained. We don't know much now, but Stars nation is hopeful that he can return to action soon. We address the Otter situation, as well as the Stars penalty problem, and try to find who is truly to blame for them. To close, we rate the costumes that were worn at the Dallas Stars halloween party Saturday night. Subscribe to Locked on Stars on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LockedOnStars Follow Dane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dane__Lewis Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LockedOnStars Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lockedonstars/ Find Locked on Stars on you Favorite Podcast Platform: Apple: https://tinyurl.com/3wjnbvp2 Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/2p9yx4ur Google: https://tinyurl.com/2yc492b7 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! SimpliSafe With Fast Protect™️ Technology, exclusively from SimpliSafe, 24/7 monitoring agents capture evidence to accurately verify a threat for faster police response. There's No Safe Like SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LockedOnNHL to learn more. Athletic Greens To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NHLNETWORK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Spent the Rent Podcast
Ep182 Valley of Sickness and Death

Spent the Rent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 33:39


James Otter joins the podcast to discuss his upcoming feature length independent film release “Valley of Sickness and Death” (coming Halloween!!). Otter is an eclectic, eccentric underground artist specializing in horror of all kinds. He runs a hidden community of poets and is known locally as the dark Poet Overlord. Watch Trailer youtube.com/watch?v=sk_Srj94O60&t=42s Watch Full Movie (on Halloween) youtube.com/channel/UCkMWfEHtrZvmTFprb783lLA Hosted by Patty Rose Donate to the podcast @ strpod.com/sponsors or Venmo @ SPENTtheRENT Sponsored by Oregon Cash Flow Pro Oregoncashflowpro.com Ending Track “One Dark Night” By 3 Blind Mics (feat. Awol One) To listen to all previous episodes, buy merch, and more go to strpod.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strpod/message

Ohrenbär Podcast | Ohrenbär
Teekesselchen gesucht | Die komplette Hörgeschichte!

Ohrenbär Podcast | Ohrenbär

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 9:07


Die Teekesselchen sind zu einer Party eingeladen. Eine Band spielt, viele Gäste drängen auf die Tanzfläche: Otter und Otter, Hahn und Hahn ... Nicht jeder findet im Gewimmel sein passendes Teekesselchen. Es soll ähnlich sein, aber nicht gleich. Der Drache sucht also jemanden, der kein Feuer spuckt und nicht fliegen kann. Wer kann das sein? Die komplette OHRENBÄR-Hörgeschichte: Teekesselchen gesucht von Susanne Kornblum. Es liest: Romanus Fuhrmann.

TerraSpaces
Mayor Ed Dantes: Elon Owns Twitter

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 123:59


Today on the Ether we have Mayor Ed Dantes hosting a space discussing Elon Musk now owning Twitter. You'll hear from Cosmos Joe, LiLGainzz, Amanda, NOTs NFTs, Tendermint Timmy, CryptoTank, Rarma, Jimmy the Otter, and more! Recorded on October 27th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

The Gargle
Power Rangers | Bees unleashed | Otter boom

The Gargle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 34:35


Felicity Ward and James Nokise join host Alice Fraser for episode 85 of The Gargle, the weekly topical comedy podcast from The Bugle - with no politics!

Think Inclusive Podcast
Kanwal Singh | Inclusive Education in India

Think Inclusive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 37:56


For this episode, Tim speaks with Kanwal Singh, former director of the Vishwas school and author of Hanging On: A Special Educator's Journey into Inclusive Education. Kanwal and Tim reflect on her career working with students with disabilities in special schools and why her attitude changed toward inclusive practices. They discuss her experience as the director at Vishwas school and what she's learned about sustaining inclusive education over the years. And what teachers need to know if they want to keep inclusive education going in their school or district. Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Otter.ai Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/STNVD0IVekrI0SlYnwOkCEqXuos PDF Transcript: https://3bd6e695-b492-4878-afa9-f79d8b09e0c4.usrfiles.com/ugd/3bd6e6_5620cb4971b14fdb82cbb8830fadbd85.pdf Show Notes: https://bit.ly/TI-Kanwal-Singh Cover Art Image Description: black background; think inclusive logo in the top left; rainbow-colored waves overlayed with a headshot of Kanwal Singh; text reads: Kanwal Singh | Inclusive Education in India; S10E8; MCIE logo in the bottom right Credits Think Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas, and is produced by MCIE. Original music by Miles Kredich. Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

TerraSpaces
Cephii Space: Everything Pt.3

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 117:21


Today on the Ether we have part 3 of a 3 part Cephii space discussing everything in the Cosmos. From Luna to Lunc and Atom and Kuji. You'll hear from Quimer, Jimmy the Otter, Jman350z, KC, Rekt Vee, MP3, and more! Recorded on October 26th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

TerraSpaces
Cephii Space: Everything Pt.2

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 136:16


Today on the Ether we have part 2 of a 3 part Cephii space discussing everything in the Cosmos. From Luna to Lunc and Atom and Kuji. You'll hear from Quimer, Jimmy the Otter, Hutch, Jman350z, KC, and more! Recorded on October 26th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

TerraSpaces
Cephii Space: Everything Pt.1

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 188:51


Today on the Ether we have part 1 of a 3 part Cephii space discussing everything in the Cosmos. From Luna to Lunc and Atom and Kuji. You'll hear from JGnft, Ray Raspberry, Shrute, Sugar Sugar, Tom, Jimmy the Otter, DjSaToShi18, antoine, Hutch, CJ Moon Boy, and more! Recorded on October 26th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

Ultimate Guide to Partnering™
163 – A Partnership Leader Uniquely Growing Hubspot’s Ecosystem Community

Ultimate Guide to Partnering™

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 37:02


An Ecosystem Community Leader Joins Ultimate Guide to Partnering Kelly Sarabyn is the Platform Ecosystem Advocate for Hubspot and a strong GTM voice in the Partnership Community. Communities are becoming an increasingly important aspect of GTM strategy. You will learn why Hubspot created and is investing in this unique role focused on partner impact under Scott Brinker, an iconic ecosystem leader, how she applies her superpower to generate successful outcomes, the importance of Marketplace to Partner GTM strategies, and why this Partnership Ecosystem movement is so essential to the future of B2B. Kelly is a Partnership Leader uniquely growing Hubspot's Ecosystem Community. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed welcoming Kelly Sarabyn In Kelly's words Kelly Sarabyn is the Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, where she is focused on growing the ecosystem through partner engagement. Previously, she led marketing at Pandium, an embedded integration marketplace, and was a partner at Woden, a branding agency. Kelly Sarabyn. Kelly has been a strong and substantive voice in the Partner and Ecosystem Movement. What You'll Learn in this Episode Kelly's role, mission, and superpower (1:51)The importance of Marketplaces to B2B (9:18)How partnerships have changed in the last two and a half years (14:09)"Partnership" is not an appendage, its an asset (18:54)The biggest struggle - Product vs. GTM concerns (23:15)Advice for other Partnership Leaders (34:51) Partner Ecosystem Leader Episodes 162 - How You Can Unleash the Power of Data to 10X Your Partner Growth! 153 – Janet Schijins – Ecosystems & Megacosm 150- Celebrating 150 Amazing Episodes with a Five-Timer Guest, Jay McBain 149 – WTF is an Ecosystem? And How Partner Hacker helps tech companies PartnerUp with Jared Fuller 139 – How Can Technology Partners Organize for Success around Go to Ecosystems? with Allan Adler. Kelly's Event This Week Register for Kelly's Event Scaling technology partnerships is much more difficult than the scaling around most partner types. In addition to scaling GTM motions and programs, you have to scale your product, your APIs, your app marketplace, and your developer support in a way that aligns with both your product and go-to-market strategy. This is not easy! I'm excited to host a conversation with leaders in field who are doing this and who can share what they've learned. I'l be talking to Eric Chan of Chargebee, Joni Deus of Intuit Mailchimp, Mike Vaccaro of Tray.io, and Carina Conaghan of Optimizely on the 27th and they'll be sharing their takes on the most effective ways to scale. This Partnership Leaders event is open to the public. Other Links from this Episode #partnerships#techpartner#techpartnerships#integrations#apis#event https://podfollow.com/ultimate-guide-to-partneringFREE OFFER from PartnerTap PartnerTap is the Founding Sponsor of Ultimate Guide to Partnering. PartnerTap is the only Partner Ecosystem Platform designed for the Enterprise. Their technology makes it easy to align Channel Teams with automated account mapping, letting you control what data you share while building a partner revenue engine. Transcription – by Otter.ai – Expect Typos SUMMARY KEYWORDS partner, partnerships, hubspot, marketplaces, ecosystem, people, organizations, building, technology, integrations, community, marketing, platform, customer, partnering, kelly, role, channel, product, company SPEAKERS Announcer, Kelly Sarabyn, Vince Menzione Vince Menzione  00:00 What partnership ecosystems and communities have in common, and why building community around your partnership ecosystem can give you and your organization both a strategic advantage and a new lever to growth. Announcer  00:17 Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to partnering. And this podcast Vince Menzione. A proven sales and partner executive brings together leaders to discuss transformational trends and ...

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

We regrade 403(b) vendor list for Broward County Public Schools. But they sure didn't make it easy to get information.  Broward 403bwise Grade Broward County Public Schools Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

Repurposed
Retirement Personalities: The Otter

Repurposed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 25:01


On this episode, we continue our series on retirement personality types. There's no one-size-fits-all equation for a great life and retirement. Everyone has been created differently and owns a unique set of life experiences. Today, we take a deep-dive look at the otter. Otters enjoy being around others, large groups, and are full of energy. In this podcast, Ben explains how otters needs to have a delicate balance of planning each day and week while not overcommitting and infringing on an otter's freedom.

FAB Gab
FAB Gab Episode 25: Claire Moore on a capabilities approach to conscientious objection

FAB Gab

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 24:36


Hosted and produced by Kathryn MacKay Guest: Claire Moore Paper: Objection or Obstacle: Applying Amartya Sen's Capability Approach to the Conscientious Refusal of Emergency Contraception Transcript: provided by Otter.ai Music: The City Sleeps by Death by Ginger

TerraSpaces
Cephii Space: Do Kwon, Saint or Sinner Pt.1

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 174:22


Today on the Ether we have part 1 of a 3 part Cephii space chatting about reactions to the Do Kwon Laura Shin interview. You'll hear from 0xEars PhD, Lunc DAO, SlightlyLessThinManTerra, Lv 10 noob, Pete Altera, Jimmy the Otter, Ava, Coach Bruce Wrangler, Raider, Zombie Nacho, DryBananaz, and more! Recorded on October 18th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

TRUTHCAST
HP Lovecrapping in the Semen Pool

TRUTHCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 32:52


Today's TRUTHCAST was NOT brought to you by Kia Automotive or Entertainment Weekly, but it sure would have been nice if it was. The NEW and IMPROVED TRUTHCAST featuring the extraordinary Paul Starr continues its well-oiled machine run. Paul, Harry Hamilton Hamilton and Lil' Dickie Rickets summon Dennis the Cthulhu to answer listener questions. Harry gets bad news about the Queen but reveals the secrets of the so-called Bermuda Triangle. It was so simple! Paul dishes the hot tea! Dickie proposes something big! After the show, we find out that Mike is just as clueless as Dickie. Dennis the Cthulhu was played by Mike's bestie, Dennis Burdziak. Dennis has nothing to promote but is just an all-around great dude. Paul Starr was played by returning champion, the Queen of the Detroit Comedy Scene, Sam Rager. Follow Sam on https://www.facebook.com/samantha.rager.3 (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/ragersamantha/ (Instagram). Her album Trigger Warning is available wherever you're streaming this podcast, and it's great! You can also hear Dennis' distinct laugh all over that baby! Harry Hamilton Hamilton was played by the always enigmatic Tim den Otter. Follow Tim on https://www.facebook.com/TimdenOtter (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/timmydotter/ (Instagram). Dickie Rickets was played by the always inconsistent Mike Bobbitt. Mike isn't active on social media much these days, but check out his other podcast, https://www.youmademewatch.com/ (You Made Me Watch). Dennis Burdziak has been on past episodes too, if you'd like to hear more of his voice when it isn't pitched down -3.33% because Dennis the Cthulhu is only half evil. Alex Bozinovic as Thomas Luge may not be in our ears this week, but he's always in our hearts. Follow Alex on https://www.facebook.com/alex.bozinovic (Facebook )and https://www.instagram.com/poppershango/ (Instagram). Check out the brand-new VIDEO VERSION of the https://studio.youtube.com/video/DJlJn_xUq4I/edit (TRUTHCAST) produced by the amazingly talented Tim den Otter. https://www.youtube.com/thetruthcast Here's the central hub for all your http://truheroism.com/ (TRUTH) needs: http://truheroism.com/ Art by Mark Rudolph: http://markrudolph.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

TerraSpaces
Y-Foundry DAO: Building a True DAO – Governance

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 98:08


Today on the Ether we have Finn hosting a space on behalf of the Y-Foundry DAO discussing the fine art of building a true DAO, with a focus on governance. You'll hear from Ray Raspberry, Skeleton Punks, Rick, Jimmy the Otter, crashtestdumb, and more! Recorded on October 16th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

TerraSpaces
Bring DeFi & Metaverse to Real Estate with Eurion Capital

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 128:28


Today on the Ether we have Justin Wu hosting a space chatting about bringing DeFi and the metaverse to real estate with Eurion Capital. You'll hear from Dave, Jose Morales, Blakee, Autonomous, Jimmy the Otter, Nichole, and more! Recorded on October 14th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

TerraSpaces
Communication in web3: Roundtable with Console and Hermes Protocol

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 60:47


Today on the Ether we have Rick from GraviDAO hosting the roundtable with Console and Hermes Protocol. You'll hear from Chinoman10, David Leiberman, Jimmy the Otter, and more! Recorded on October 14th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

What are they? How do they work? What role if any should they play in saving for retirement? Cullen Roche 3-Minute Money videos Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

Think Inclusive Podcast
Russ Ewell | Inclusive Leadership

Think Inclusive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 40:48 Very Popular


For this episode, Tim Villegas speaks with Russ Ewell, Founder of E-Soccer and Digital Scribbler, CEO of Hope Technology Group, host of the Lead Different Podcast, and father of children with disabilities. We discuss the characteristics of being an inclusive leader. And later in the interview he turns the tables on Tim and asks him some questions about why inclusion is important to him. Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Otter.ai Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/J_6dkIWVIt5ePGi6q1nJYzMzucs PDF Transcript: https://3bd6e695-b492-4878-afa9-f79d8b09e0c4.usrfiles.com/ugd/3bd6e6_84396f23e05e49c89ac53966dd749315.pdf Show Notes: https://bit.ly/TI-Russ-Ewell Cover Art Image Description: black background; think inclusive logo in the top left; rainbow-colored waves overlayed with a headshot of Russ Ewell; text reads: Russ Ewell | Inclusive Leadership; S10E7; MCIE logo in the bottom right Credits Think Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas, and is produced by MCIE. Original music by Miles Kredich. Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Freaky Deaky | Paranormal & The Unexplained
S3:E3 - The Kushtaka | Alaska's Terrifying Otter Man Cryptid of Tlingit Folk Lore

The Freaky Deaky | Paranormal & The Unexplained

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 51:51


Welcome back to The Freaky Deaky! In today's episode we'll be discussing several stories surrounding Alaska's terrifying Land Otter Man cryptid from Tlingit folklore known as The Kushtaka. This is one cryptid you definitely do not wan't to cross paths with, regardless of how adorable otters are.  If you're enjoying the show, please take a second to leave us a 5-Star Review. It's the single best way to help us move up the charts and beat those pesky algorithms.  -- Have You Ever Experienced Something Paranormal? We want to hear your story! Use the email below to submit paranormal experiences, episode suggestions, or general feedback on ways we can improve the quality of the show: thegang@thefreakydeaky.com Official TFD Merch: TFD Merch Subscribe to The Freaky Deaky on YouTube and Follow Us on Social Media For Photos, Video Shorts & Behind The Scenes Looks From Each Episode: YouTube: https://bit.ly/3goj7SP Instagram: https://bit.ly/2HOdleo Facebook: https://bit.ly/3ebSde6 TikTok: https://bit.ly/35lNOlu Website: The Freaky Deaky Podcast

Unapologetically Sensitive
160 They're Not Giving Us a Hard Time; They're Having a Hard Time

Unapologetically Sensitive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 43:57


They're Not Giving Us a Hard Time: They're Having a Hard Time It's important to understand behavior and sensitivity.  Alexis is the parent of Bunny the Talking Dog, and she talks about sensitivity in dogs. This is relatable for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when it comes to self-compassion, and compassion for challenging behaviors in humans and animals. Alexis talks about how you can change the environment, and ways to actively manage unwanted behavior.  She talks about passive enrichment, and her deep love for understanding her sensitive dog. GUEST Alexis Devine,  LFDM-L, CCET GUEST BIO Alexis Devine is an artist and entrepreneur hailing from Seattle, Washington. She is a licensed family dog mediator, and a certified canine enrichment technician. Her sheepadoodle Bunny, known as "What About Bunny" on social media became an internet sensation in the fall of 2020 when videos of her communicating with assistive technology from FluentPet went viral. Bunny now has over one hundred buttons individually programmed with various words that she uses to communicate how she feels, what she wants, to express when she is in pain and even to chat about her dreams. She is part of an ongoing canine cognition research study at the Comparative Cognition Lab at UCSD. They have recently added a standard Poodle to the family named Otter who Alexis is training with the same system. Alexis' goal is to further our understanding of the power of connection and importance of two-way communication, meeting her dogs where they are and understanding them on their terms first to facilitate trust and promote an environment that supports them as the incredible creatures they are. PODCAST HOST Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it's like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren't alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us LINKS Bunny's links @whataboutbunny on Tiktok, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter Website-- whataboutbunny.com How Stella Learned to Talk by Christina Hunger https://how.theycantalk.org/ https://fluent.pet/   Facebook group--https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundbuttontraining Dog body language course Kim Brophy—L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology https://kimbropheylegscourses.thinkific.com/courses/legs-applied-ethology-family-dog-mediation-professional-course Kim Brophy-- https://www.dogdoorcanineservices.com/kim-brophey/ Kim Brophy Meet Your Dog https://www.meetyourdogbook.com/ Patricia's Links HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/ Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 To write a review in itunes: click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2 select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/ Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/ Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/ Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com  

Three Word Podcast
Episode 172 , Meetings that are costing your company millions.

Three Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 6:30


Simplify Your Sales and Business meetings. Lisa Thal is an Author, Speaker, and Business Coach. She has over 35 years of marketing, sales, and leadership experience. She wrote the book "Three Word Meetings."  Lisa coaches leaders on simplifying sales and business meetings with fun and interesting 3-word  topics to motivate and inspire your sales team.   Episode 172  is about how much money unnecessary meetings cost your company. In some cases, it can be millions of dollars.  Are meetings necessary?   This week I saw a conversation on LinkedIn around an article written about how Useless Meetings Waste Time and $100 Million a Year for Big Companies. You know, that grabbed my attention with being the author of the Three Words Meetings book.    A new survey shows that employees don't need to be in nearly one-third of the meetings they attend, and women are more reluctant than men to decline invitations; imagine that!   The article went on to share that Unnecessary meetings are a $100 million mistake at big companies, according to a new survey that shows workers probably don't need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.   A  survey conducted by Steven Rogelberg, a professor of organizational science, psychology, and management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, created a study around meetings. They asked 632 employees across 20 industries to study their weekly calendars and gauge how much time they spent in meetings, what they got out of them and how they responded to invitations.    On average, employees spend about 18 hours weekly in meetings and only decline 14% of invites even though they'd prefer to back out 31% of them. Reluctantly going to noncritical meetings wastes about $25,000 per employee annually and projects out to $101 million a year for any organization with more than 5,000 employees.   "Meetings do control us, and bad meetings have an enormous cost," said Rogelberg, who's been researching meetings for two decades. "You get a meeting invite and say, 'I don't need to be there,' yet you say yes — why?" Just Say No Employees want to skip nearly one-third of their meeting invites. Many say yes because it's a workplace norm — nobody wants to offend the meeting organizer by skipping out or having co-workers think they're not engaged. Others hate having to chase down updates on what happened.  Source: Steven Rogelberg, Otter.ai   Few companies have, however. Rogelberg's earlier research found that poorly managed meetings can hurt employee engagement and even boost their intention to quit. Meetings worsened during the pandemic due to the shift to remote work and videoconferencing.    Data from Microsoft Corp. based on thousands of users of its workplace software found that time spent in meetings has tripled since February 2020, and the number of weekly meetings has more than doubled.    Those virtual meetings "tend to be more cognitively demanding, more prone to distraction, and less effective in many ways than their in-person counterparts," a team of researchers concluded in a recent study that examined how communication patterns changed right after pandemic lockdowns hit in 2020.      Meetings are necessary, but we must be careful when scheduling them. Rogelberg's survey shared that most end up multitasking during unnecessary meetings. We don't want that for our employees or us.   I wanted to share four questions you can ask yourself when considering a meeting is necessary that I learned from Adam Grant, an Organizational psychologist at Wharton and #1 NYT bestselling author of Think Again; Adam believes:   There are four reasons to meet: To decide. To learn. To bond To do. If it doesn't serve one of those purposes, cancel it.   Then I recommend implementing the Three Word Meetings topic process I created. Build those meetings around simple-to-remember words that engrain what you want your team or clients to remember. The Three Word meeting topics also allow your employees to share their views and the meetings become more collaborative versus a data dump on them.     Another helpful tip is to manage the amount of time for a meeting. Some discussions linger and steal time from others. Keep them brief when you can maintain their attention and cut down on drifters. Set a time limit, whether 15, 29, or 39 minutes.   I have come to understand during my 35-year career that people support meetings with a purpose. So think about all the meetings you have been included in and ask if that meeting is necessary. Is there something I can do differently moving forward to create more time to focus on growing revenue, coaching your team, and sharing solutions for our clients?   I will leave you with this thought, to Meet or Not Meet, that is the question.   If you think someone could benefit from this episode, share it, rate it, or subscribe for Free on Itunes or Spotify, so you don't miss out on the next three-word podcast.   Learn more about Simplifying Your sales meetings using 3-word topics at http://www.threewordmeetings.com.

Disrupt Everything
David Perell: mastering online writing, integrating life, maximising ideas that change the world, obtaining wisdom from everything, making the most out of your handicaps and building a world-class career - Disrupt Everything #214

Disrupt Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 83:22


"Writing is thinking and rethinking everything" - David Perell. Isra Garcia interviews young genius, entrepreneur and Internet educator David Perell about the art of building communities through online writing and crafting and maximizing ideas that matter to people. It's a conversation about how to master writing in its different forms and integrate daily life as a method for obtaining practical wisdom that can be applied to businesses, communities and individuals. "When you write, you find people you will never find in your life". This podcast tells the story of a 28-year Internet polymath, podcaster and Twitter influencer called David Perell. He is on a quest to serve and provide value harnessing the power of writing and reading to build powerful ideas and pieces of compelling content as essays, guides, papers or tweets. "I don't think writing is my gift; the reason I do this is that I'm not good at it" - David Perell David is an expert in publishing high-quality content, uncovering strengths, effective and transparent communication and building a personal online monopoly. "Opportunities are often made" - David Perell "Have the courage to attract and repel people in your community. When in doubt, kick them out" Interview main topics How David is feeling right now. The power of the written integration. The more we write... Top life highlights and milestones. The opportunity that David feels most proud of. David's peculiar writing gift. Awareness techniques. Writing training and writing systems and processes. Be disciplined and write effectively. Strategy and tactics from going to zero to hero when writing online. How to walk the virtuous path. Best suggestions to write clearly. David system for note-taking. Staying focused when writing. What are your "must-read" books in your favourites disciplines? Morning and night routines that David Perell follows. David's best life-saving gadget so far. How David deals with stress. David's mechanisms for working, living and enjoying life as much as possible. Three/four tools are irreplaceable in David's lifestyle. What David thinks about sacred principles or untouchable beliefs. Rapid-fire questions. "The courses are the next company education" - David Perell Podcast show-notes Invest Like the Best - podcast. Perell website. Write of Passage course. Otter - voice meeting notes and real-time transcriptions. David's podcast. Monday Musings. Friday Finds. David Perell's Twitter account. Youtube account. "Only highlight 5/6% of what you read" - David Perell

Autism In Action Podcast
Episode #85 Interview with Behavioral Health Therapist, Sean Inderbitzen APSW, Member of MINT

Autism In Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 13:21


Please make sure to subscribe to our email list at autisminactionpodcast.com to stay current on the newest episodes, and share on social to help families find autism resources, services, and support! Find Autism in Action Podcast on Social Media - Share your favorite episodes - Subscribe - Email us at autisminactionpodcast@gmail.com Don't forget to check out the amazing additional resources like online courses and downloadable freebies at autisminactionpodcast.com Transcription by Otter.ai is available at autisminactionpodcast.com We are so glad you stopped by! Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, has lived 32 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is an active clinical social worker within a community health center specializing in the treatment of Autism and co-occurring trauma. In addition to his work as a therapist, Sean is a doctoral student of Tulane University's School of Social Work, and a collaborator on two studies on the treatment of PTSD in children with Autism utilizing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). He works closely with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute on the SP study under the research and clinical guidance of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein Sean is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and regularly lectures for state governments, foundations, and universities on motivational interviewing and the intersection of Autism and mental health. His writings can be found regularly featured on Differentbrains.org, a non-profit group devoted to advancing the neurodiversity movement. Learn more at SeanInderbitzen.com. Watch Sean on Youtube: https://youtu.be/uYJdX4NCous Links mentioned: https://ce.uwec.edu/programs/treating-patients-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-comorbid-psychiatric-conditions/ **Please note this program is no longer available. Please reach out directly to Sean via his contact page at SeanInderbitzen.com with any inquiries on training opportunities. Thank you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/message

CMDTower
The Eternal of Hot Takes: Removal, Spellslinger, & Lutri the Spellchaser

CMDTower

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 40:00


Welcome to the another episode of The Eternal of Hot Takes!  Your cast consists of: - MrComboNumber5 CMDTower mainstay featured throughout our content - SD Sharpie CMDTower Moderator  - BoshNRoll The Eternal Glory co-host and YouTuber youtube.com/boshnroll Who is here for some HOT TAKES!!!!! Every episode we are going to be picking the brain of BoshNRoll on how legacy deck construction practices can be brought over into EDH and everyones favorite segment talking about banned cards: Legacy vs EDH (deck construction parallels) Countermeta (legacy tactics to counter meta's or archetypes in EDH) Council of the Unbanned (EDh ban card arguments to make legal again) For the next episode we are focused on: Removal Countermeta Lutri the Spellchaser SD_Sharpie has temporarily joined the defense council while MrComboNumber5 is representing Paradox Engine in another court room. So SD's client this morning is none other than everyones favorite Otter that never was, Lutri the Spellchaser. Does their client DESERVE to never even see the bright sun of Zendikar without ever making an egregious play? Let's see if Judge BoshNRoll agrees abyssproxyshop.com CODE: CMDTOWER for 10% off your playtest card order and is stackable with any other discounts! Be sure to check out some of our other podcasts: - Brews and Builds: Where EDH deck techs are discussed using the CMDTower method Grains (Establishing your board state, card draw and ramp) Hops (Interacting with your opponents boards and hand) Yeast (How we close out and win the game OR accomplishing the goal of the deck) Spice (Fun add in's that may not have a normal home) - Where in the Multiverse is Fblthp (diving into the lore of recently old sets, what could have been, what could come, and what actually happened) Stories That Gets Left Hanging: What was left untold and where do we think it could go Unexplained Omission: Which characters should have appeared in the most recent visit to said plane Tinfoil Hat: Next time we visit who do you think we will encounter? (characters, sparks igniting, etc.) - The Budget Shoppe (walk into our store so we can show you all the affordable ways to deck construct!) General consensus on the archetype Everyone chooses a commander they feel fits that archetype with budget in mind The change- 4 cards at 4 different budgets for each commander to get them going - Mr.Bever's Neighborhood (sit down with one of the calmest community members in MrBevers while he educates us on how to handle salt inducing cards) What makes this card annoying or salt-inducing?  Why do we (the individual) react this way?  How can we form habits that can change this way of reacting over the long haul? If you just want to pick up some CMDTower swag, head over to our amazing Etsy Store! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CMDTower @cmdtower @mrcombonumber5 @SD_Sharpie @BoshNRoll Facebook: CMDTower Email: cmdtower@gmail.com mrcombonumber5@cmdtower.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cmdtower

The Growing Small Towns Show
106. Storytelling for Small Towns (Part 2)

The Growing Small Towns Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 60:35


This is the second part of our two-part series with Phil Eich about storytelling. The first episode was the why, and here is the how! This episode is one of the most actionable we've ever recorded—it has all you need to go out and start telling your own community's story. About Phil Phil Eich is the founder of Storyville, an agency born in Saginaw dedicated to telling the stories of our cities to cultivate community pride, support small businesses, and attract and retain talent and investment. Through interviews, writing, photography, videography, and podcasting, Storyville's human-centered approach to civic marketing shines a light on communities across the country and their greatest strengths: their people. In this episode, we cover: The principles of storytelling Why motivation matters The elements of a Storyville Story Practical tips and tricks to get started Links and Resources Mentioned: Part 1 of this series: https://www.growingsmalltowns.org/post/episode105 The Storyville Website: storyvillesocial.com Storyville Newsletter: storyville.substack.com Otter.ai

Short Story, Short Podcast
S3E6 - The Final Girl as a Middle Age Woman

Short Story, Short Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 18:35


Episode Notes The Story! Nexty week - Abraham's Boys by Joe Hill Transcript by Otter.ai   SSSP-The Final Girl As A Middle Aged Woman Mon, Oct 03, 2022 3:37PM • 18:36 SUMMARY KEYWORDS horror films, killer, trope, middle aged woman, story, girl, subverted, amber, read, final, happen, murderous, jamie lee curtis, sparks, podcast, teenage girl, reasons, interesting, sexless, idea SPEAKERS Christopher Garcia, Chris Garcia, Kristy Baxter   Kristy Baxter  This final girl is fleeing like all the others flinging open the front door of a small suburban house. This final girl is screaming along hair streaming all torn t shirt and superficial injuries and sudden athletic desperation. Lightning recap in the final girl as a middle aged woman by Amber sparks what happens when the final girl is not a final girl after all   Christopher Garcia  you got a little time   Kristy Baxter  or you've got a little podcast   Christopher Garcia  this is short story short podcast. We are coming to you live.     Just That's it. That's just life.   Kristy Baxter  Well, we are a live so that's good. See that   Christopher Garcia  works. Yeah. Although I will continue doing this after I have died. It will be fantastic.   Kristy Baxter  I bet especially in October, it will get super spooky.     Yeah, cuz I'll be celebrating my birthday.   Kristy Baxter  Yeah, that's the only thing that happens in October. That's spooky.   Christopher Garcia  Exactly. Hey, you know, I kind of feel like I read something spooky recently. But I can't put my finger on it. What do you think it is?   Kristy Baxter  I can put my finger on it because it is the final girl as a middle aged woman by Amber sparks.   Christopher Garcia  This is a story that is right up my alley for four big reasons. The biggest being I do happen to like horror films.   Kristy Baxter  You're a little bit alone in that, at least in the context of hosts on this podcast. I Halloween time is the only time of year generally that I'll watch horror films, though maybe maybe I might stretch once in a while. But I struggle with them a little bit. And it's just it's something about I think of late, especially in like the even in the first decade of the 21st century, there was a lot of, hey, let's just cover everything that's happening with complete darkness. And that'll scare the viewer. And that just bugs me a lot. So there's that me being a weird snob about a genre that I have nothing to do with professionally. And there's also just I have a very weak gag reflex.   Chris Garcia  I don't like gore, which does tend to limit me to older horror films, particularly older slasher films, which this is a direct reference to. And the idea of the final girl is based on more or less Jamie Lee Curtis in the Halloween movies. And she's so good in that role. And I find it interesting that this story, which is brand spankin new, it's like less than three months old, I think.   Kristy Baxter  Yeah, I just I actually follow Amber sparks on Twitter, and she happened to tweet it and the title really, really intrigued me and I was like, boom, we got our next story.   Christopher Garcia  Yeah, and I think that this is doing a number of levels of commentary on one what the role of the final girl in a horror film is and to why is it never a middle aged woman?   Chris Garcia  Although to be fair, Jamie Lee Curtis is now in the Halloween low you could argue she may be slightly over middle.   Kristy Baxter  Hey, now let's let's not be talking about age. Except for the fact that that's kind of what the story is about. But yeah, it's this. This sense of vulnerability like the late teens girl is one of the more vulnerable characters that you can pull out. It's this this sense of who would the killer target does the killer want a challenge? Apparently not because they always go after the late teenage girl who is like, you know, wearing a white tank up and no bra. Gee, I wonder if that has something to do with it too. I don't know. Or you know the killer is going around punishing somebody for having sex for the first time, stuff like that. So definitely I feel like there there are a couple reasons both from a kind of gross like meta textual perception, and also from the actual, like, if you look at the motivations of the characters involved, especially the killer being the one who is engineering, a lot of the fear, I get like he'd pick the teenage girl. It's the same reason why all my friends say that if they were to cannibalize anybody, it would be me. It's just for fun to pick on. I'm not a teenage girl anymore, but I'm still fun to pick on.   Chris Garcia  Yeah, you know, my friends, I'll say they would eat me first. But we all know I'd be the eater.   Kristy Baxter  October is going to have a whole new meaning this year.   Christopher Garcia  I think one of the other aspects here, though, that is interesting. Is that meta textually? There are a number of reasons why it is the usually the late teen early 20s. Woman largely because one, yeah, the TNA is there, almost always to the way American box office has shown its they, you tend to peak on your drawing power as a woman in Hollywood in your 20s. And which, for better or worse, probably worse, unless you're an investor. There was actually related note, a look at the films of Lana Turner on a podcast I listened to called miracles, murders. That definitely talked a little bit about how box office Trends tend to to lead women into certain particular roles. And really an interesting little, just, it says that's a snippet of the podcast, which is well worth listening to. But the other thing that's being mentioned here is how the path of the killer follows not only very solid trope steps but more importantly, how the meaning of those to the film.   Chris Garcia  And the very interesting point that you know, this is the chase where I get killed, and then I get back up afterwards when she turns around and looks.   Christopher Garcia  And then that gets related to things that happen in the everyday life of the middle aged woman, quote, unquote, that has murdered him. I guess killed him. Technically, we could say it was justifiable homicide. But really, is it?   Kristy Baxter  Yeah. I, sort of on that same note, I enjoy. It was kind of a delightful surprise how trope savvy the killer is. He's totally in on this. He knows. And which makes sense, because like I said, he's the one who engineers the horror, he's the driving force behind it. And I love this line, the killer pauses. This has not happened in before. Is she not perhaps the final girl after all, or at all, but it's been nearly two hours and no protagonist has emerged and survived. He's like, what? How can the final girl be so old? What is happening here? This is not the way the story is supposed to go. And I just love that idea of it. He's not just some like nameless, mindless, murderous freak, who's running around stabbing people, but he actually has sort of a logic and that he is a surprised when the usual tropes are subverted.   Christopher Garcia  And that is, I think, key to the idea that if we insert ourselves into the world in which this is an actual movie, we're not seeing the first movie, we're seeing the fourth fifth sixth movie, this is this is down the line.   Kristy Baxter  Well, either that or the killer has watched a lot of movies. I feel like that's a possibility for him being trope savvy. That's that could be how the killer became probe savvy, and almost makes it more fun because he's like, a newbie, and he thinks he knows everything. And to have his his expectations is completely trashed in such a beautiful way. I think makes her somehow even more powerful in a strange way that she's like, I don't have time for your ignorance.   Christopher Garcia  Interesting. I ha, that's a good read. I think   Kristy Baxter  I think one of the different ways you can read that.   Christopher Garcia  Oh, yeah. I guess that they that would make this more of instead of a allusion to Friday the 13th it is more of a repositioning of a screen except for not funny. Yeah,   Kristy Baxter  possibly. Possibly. Yeah, there's there's that's what I love about this is such a short, short story and there's so many different things. takes you couldn't have on it so many different ways you can read different aspects of it. So I think that's really one particularly satisfying element of the story.   Christopher Garcia  And the the idea that the middle aged woman is the resilience of the potential foes for a it is what eventually defeats a, a murderous monster of a horror film is a really interesting one, it does play into one of Hollywood's worse sort of depictions of middle aged woman is that one of the reasons why people die in horror films, of course, is that they have sex. And then the idea that a middle aged woman has become sexless. And therefore she can defeat the the murderous killer, that I could see that read being there. And I can see that being a being also subverted by Amber sparks here because it's 100% out there, that she because I believe, even at the very end that she's referencing her as a mom, right? Yeah, yeah. So   Kristy Baxter  she's already begun to plan to pick the kids up from soccer and choir practice.   Chris Garcia  And so we're presented with not a mom out there defending her cubs.   Christopher Garcia  She's actually just fighting for her life. And I think that's a really interesting change too.   Kristy Baxter  Yeah, I think it's interesting that you you pointed at that the idea of, you know, the punishment for having sex and the versus midlife women being seen as sexless. And, but I really like what she does with that, because she could, she makes the killer be attracted to the middle aged woman, and he's horrified by that. And I just I just love that idea, because it's still sort of plays in to that whole idea, but also turns it on its head.   Christopher Garcia  Yeah, the there's a overarching pseudo academic look at horror films that see the killers in particular, they've referenced Michael Myers of not so much Freddy Krueger, but definitely Jason Vorhees as actually being presented as children inhabiting monsters bodies. And in that read here, he is not necessarily a child, he's actually experiencing, he's being presented more as an adult who has somehow turned into a killer. And I love that. The other thing is, I love how we're not given a very good description of the killer at all.   Kristy Baxter  I like that. I like that because middle aged women are so often like nameless, faceless voids in media. So for once, let's turn that on its head. But with regards to what you said about the whole child, thing, like messed up child's being a crazed serial killer, I really like how Amber sparks invokes the mother and says that that's what middle aged women do. That to me has those vibes of women who get, you know, horrible things in their DMS or whatever, rape threats, unsolicited dick pics, stuff like that, and how they, some of them will track down the mother of the sender and forward all that shit and be like, Hey, this is what your son's up to? That's just fine. I thought you might want to know. Yeah. Oh, go ahead. Go ahead. No, you go ahead.   Christopher Garcia  You know. I think one of the other aspects here that I really like is that it is incredibly short. Yet it pushes on every edge of this potential story.   Kristy Baxter  Yeah, you're right about that. I sort of had, I think, sort of subconsciously noticed that but not really put it into words. It really does. It's a very full story for how short it is.   Christopher Garcia  And I think what I like about that is, I think when you recognize that a trope heavy genre as horror films are, you can use very small nuggets to get you further and particularly when you are showing how they are subverted and how they can be played for both laughs and for thoughtful investigation. It allows you to expand everything. So every word and this means more I think   Kristy Baxter  yeah, it feels like it's more. Yeah, it's more meaningful in a way. And I'm glad that's not just me because I thought that maybe it was just be as a woman who, I guess could be considered middle aged. I hate that this taste that came into my voice there. I'll try to I'll try to work on that, as I deal with this. But But yeah, I thought it was just me like, taking more meaning out of it, because it's a very close story to my own experience. But you know, I don't have to kill her. But I, you know, I there are my friends who want to cannibalize me. So really, any minute they can come down and down the door and start slashing second eye, they're, they're my friends. They love me. And they will love me with garlic and butter. Butter, but yeah, so I'm glad that it's not just me, it feels like the story can connect to, you know, men as well, for instance?     That's right. Yes.   Christopher Garcia  I love this one. I   Chris Garcia  think it's one of the more fun.   Christopher Garcia  This might be the shortest story we've read.   Kristy Baxter  My Pain, my pain. Oh, no girl can make you concave. Better. Oh, Gal. That's right. That yeah, that was super short.   Chris Garcia  Yes. And the two are, are incredibly similar. It's It's remarkable.   Kristy Baxter  This is a really good venue, I think, for this kind of fiction, that points out aspects of gender and sexuality and gender relations and such, you know, the sort of expectations of society, I think, because those are stories where it can be really easy to accidentally overstep the line and become too preachy about it, and risk turning off the reader. So when you have that short time span, you have to make every single word count in multiple ways. And that's, you know, this flash fiction is actually a lot harder than some other fiction simply because of that, but I think it's also a wonderful venue for these explorations of gender relations and tropes, etc   Christopher Garcia  Correct. As usual, this one   Kristy Baxter  no, I just I really, really enjoyed it. I'm glad that I follow Amber sparks on Twitter. I usually follow her too. She She's interesting. It's I think it's I'll find it right now because it's in the author's noticing. At Amber Noel and O E. LL. E. So yeah, give her give her a follow and read some more of her stuff. Because this this feels like she's got more in or she's got more. It's just got some good stuff waiting around the corner of appealing.   Christopher Garcia  Oh, absolutely. Yes. Hey, Christy. Yes. What might we want to read next week?   Kristy Baxter  Next week. I think we might want to hit up Joe Hill for his story, Abraham's boys. So we're going from the final girl to the boys.   Christopher Garcia  And Joe Hill, who wonderful human being. Yeah, well till next week. This has been short story, short podcast. Find out more at https://short-story-short-podcast.pinecast.co

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

A union that does it right. New Jersey's bad 403(b) bill. Crazy markets.  NGPF California Access to Financial Education (CAFE) grant NGPF Financial Equity & Empowerment (FEE) grant UTLA Fin Lit Workshop Pod: New Jersey's Bad 403(b) Bill Ben Carlson on Market History, CFA Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

TerraSpaces
Atom 2.0 Afterhours with Mayor Ed Dantes

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 130:19


Today on the Ether we have about the last 2 hours or so of the Atom 2.0 afterhours space hosted by Mayor Ed Dantes. You'll hear from Jack Zampolin, Jacob Gadikian, Cosmos Joe, Jimmy the Otter, Rarma, Carter L. Woetzel, Shrute, antoine, Avicenna, and more! Recorded on October 3rd 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

The Loh Down on Science
Otter See, Otter Do

The Loh Down on Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 1:30


Are sea otters… copycats?

TRUTHCAST
The NEW and IMPROVED TRUTHcast

TRUTHCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 36:15


Lil' Dickie Rickets launches a brand-new revamped version of the critically acclaimed Truthcast. Joining him to uncover the truths behind the world's greatest conspiracies is Harry Hamiliton Hamilton and the brilliant and powerful Paul Starr. This week, they uncover the insidiousness that we know as constellations with special guest Drault, the half Wood Elf. Drault was played by the insanely talented Amber Maeda. Follow Amber on https://www.facebook.com/amber.maeda (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/ambermaedajoke/ (Instagram). Paul Starr was played by returning champion, the Queen of the Detroit Comedy Scene, Sam Rager. Follow Sam on https://www.facebook.com/samantha.rager.3 (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/ragersamantha/ (Instagram). Harry Hamilton Hamilton was played by the always enigmatic Tim den Otter. Follow Tim on https://www.facebook.com/TimdenOtter (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/timmydotter/ (Instagram). Dickie Rickets was played by the always inconsistent Mike Bobbitt. Mike isn't active on social media much these days, but check out his other podcast, https://www.youmademewatch.com/ (You Made Me Watch). Alex Bozinovic as Thomas Luge may not be in our ears this week, but he's always in our hearts. Follow Alex on https://www.facebook.com/alex.bozinovic (Facebook )and https://www.instagram.com/poppershango/ (Instagram). Check out the brand-new VIDEO VERSION of the https://studio.youtube.com/video/DJlJn_xUq4I/edit (TRUTHCAST) https://www.youtube.com/thetruthcast Here's the central hub for all your http://truheroism.com/ (TRUTH) needs: http://truheroism.com/ Art by Mark Rudolph: http://markrudolph.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

Mere Mortals
Creating An Okugake Journey | Getting Out Of The Comfort Trap

Mere Mortals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 60:08


Juan is itching to do something physically crazy whereas I just need to experiment more and get out of my routine.In Episode #335 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: why my laptop is still playing up, the 96 km all-night hike that Juan loved, a bunch of disciplined psychos who take physical activities way too far, the pros/cons of doing challenges in a group setting, why Otter.Ai and transcription services cannot spell my name right (they call me Chyron, that's not my name!), how I locked myself out of my own podcast and why you need to be careful with Podcasting 2.0 tags as they can bite you in the bum.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Dark and loud(0:43) - Kokoda challenge(2:32) - Ross Edgley(3:22) - Fergus Crawley & hybrid training(7:52) - David Goggins & overseas trails/Okugakes(15:48) - Showing off your training(21:05) - Just doing a marathon(24:31) - Running around an AFL field plus impressing randoms(32:04) - More experimentation is required(37:16) - Funny transcription stories(42:33) - Reuploading the entire V4V podcast on Castopod(47:14) - Marketing boostagrams with lots of splits(50:15) - P2.0 tribulations(59:09) - Why we are ethically against advertisingConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

Educators and state employees have access to multiple excellent, low-cost retirement savings vehicles (none of which is a 403(b) plan). Kentucky Deferred Comp Learned by Being Burned Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Croatan Buck Fifty with Matt Hawkins

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 47:02 Very Popular


This week we sit down with Matt Hawkins, organizer of North Carolina's Croatan Buck Fifty and founder of Ridge Supply. The special origin story of Ridge Supply and ultimately the Croatan Buck Fifty have lead Matt to create an amazing early season event. Episode sponsor: Bike Index  Ridge Supply  Croatan Buck Fifty  Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Croatan Buck Fifty [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the podcast, we've got Matt Hawkins. Matt is the founder of Ridge supply, as well as the creator of the CRO 10 buck, 50. Oh, super well-regarded gravel race out in North Carolina. I've been wanting to get Matt on the show for a few years after meeting him at sea Otter. And I'm excited to have you get to know the Crow 10 buck 50. I believe there's still some spots available for the 2023 edition. It's one of those early season races. So a great way to get tuned up for a fantastic 2023. Before we jump in. I want to thank this week. Sponsor, bike index. Bike index is a bicycle registry and stolen bike recovery platform. No one likes to think about getting their bikes stolen. I unfortunately have had two stolen over the course One was a BMX bike when I was a kid. And I feel like that scarred me. I've always been super careful about how I lock my bike up, which is probably a good thing, but ultimately, a garage that housed my bikes in San Francisco got broken into and I lost a track mountain bike. Neither one of them were ever recovered. Bike index is really the only game in town that focuses on stolen bike recovery. They've built a platform to blast your bike out to local social media channels. And they can provide you all the best advice on how to increase the chances of success in getting your bicycle recovered it's a nonprofit. All the services are free. All you need to do is get your serial number and add your make model and color to the platform. And there you go. It's like insurance. That didn't cost you anything. Simply visit www.bike index.org and get your bike registered today. With that said let's jump right into my conversation with matt [00:02:10] Craig: Hey, Matt, welcome to the show. [00:02:12] Matt: Hey, Hey Craig, [00:02:14] Craig: I'm excited to get into the Croatan buck. 50. Am I saying it? Correct? [00:02:18] Matt: you are, you are a lot of people say Croatian but 50, but I think they do that just to make me mad. [00:02:24] Craig: Yeah, and we'll get into it. We'll get into it. Cuz I think people are gonna need to get out a map and you're gonna tell us where it is in the country. I, I had to do that myself. I knew it was in North Carolina, but I didn't know exactly where and it's actually pretty interesting part of the state, but we'll table that question for the moment, cuz I was like just starting out by. Just a little bit about your backstory, where you grew up, how you got into riding. And I think we should talk about your company Ridge supply, because I think it will filter into why you created the event and you know, the vibe behind it. [00:02:53] Matt: Sure, [00:02:55] Craig: Yeah. So let's start with that question. [00:02:57] Matt: wanna know? [00:02:58] Craig: Yeah. So, where'd you grow up and when did you start riding and when did you decide, when did you discover drop bar gravel riding. [00:03:04] Matt: Well, I, I my wife and I both are from central Virginia. So up near the Charlottesville area born and raised there. My family's been there a long time, many generations. And I, I grew up in a real rural kind of county, a lot of farming communities there, but we just happen to have a race. That started back when the tour Deon and the tour to Trump rode, they came through our town. And we had a, we had a local race called the tour to Madison, and I did that with a buddy of mine on some, some Huffies. And we started racing and riding when I was really young. I've literally been riding bikes for, for almost 40 years. And yeah, so that's, that's kind of how I started. I, I of course I, I crashed on my first race and and loved it, loved doing it, but I was a swimmer by trade and I swam my whole life and swam through college. So I really picked up cycling after college sort of as my primary. And I've been doing that, you know, every, every chance I get as my soul sport really, since I got outta college, [00:04:18] Craig: Were you, were you more excited about the roadside or did you start off road riding as well back? [00:04:22] Matt: You know, actually I did a whole lot of mountain biking to start and did used to, you know, race 24 hour team races with, with the, with a team and did some road racing and some crit racing gravel obviously didn't exist back then. When I moved here to North Carolina back in oh five. I, I, you know, the first place I went to ride was the Croatan because I could go there at night with lights and be off the road. And it felt like, you know, that's where I could take my mountain bike and I could just go kind of ride. And I didn't really know. CRO, Tan's a pretty big, you know, a surface area and it, it has a lot of roads, but they're not all connected. So a lot of it's kind of sketchy. You're just like, I don't know what's down that road. So we started, you know, exploring a little bit more on road bikes with, you know, 25 sea tires or whatever is probably a bad idea. But we are just seeing, Hey, what's down that road. And I got my first cross bike and started really. Exploring it and doing, doing proper gravel, if you will, kind of before the gravel boom, but more like 2013, something like that. And and yeah, so I was like one of the first people here in our little town to do Strava. And so I made a lot of the segments originally. And and that's kind of how I got into, got into gravel was the Croatan was, was here and then everywhere I've travel. That's the bike. I primarily will take, you know, I ride a rodeo labs trail donkey now, and I'll just everywhere. I'm gonna go. I'll take that. So I can, I can ride road or, or gravel or whatever suits a fancy, [00:06:08] Craig: Yeah, exactly. When you first started on Strava and it probably sounds like the same vintage I did. When you created a segment, you could actually name it, right? Like you could name, you could name the, you name, the climbs, all the climbs. You could put your own names on them. [00:06:22] Matt: Yeah. Yeah. My, my mother-in-law sends me things all the time. Bless her heart. If she's listening, I love her to death, but she'll just send like a text message with some, with some cycling related news article and. If you, if you're like us and you follow cycling, it's things that you've already heard two or three days before, but when they hit the mainstream media and maybe my mother-in-law would see it, I would always be like, yeah, yeah, yeah. But she sent me this article about Strava, which I'd never heard of before. I think this was 2011. And I kind of clicked on it. I was like, oh, this is kind of cool. And I thought, well, I wonder who's using it around here. and I, I, I downloaded the, it might have been a beta app or something at the time. And, and of course there was no segments anywhere everywhere. I went for the first six months I was telling you gotta try this, you know? And Yeah, I made all, I made all the segments in the beginning which was kind of funny. And tho the GPS on your phone back then was horrible and it, it was all squarely lines looked like spaghetti everywhere. And so, yeah, Stravos come a long way with better head units and yeah. You know, all that stuff. [00:07:28] Craig: Yeah, yeah. A hundred percent. So it sounds like the Croton is, is actually rideable from where you live right now. Is that [00:07:34] Matt: Yeah. Yeah. So we are, we are surrounded by it's 200 miles a road gravel road. And it's right here. It's five, five miles from where I'm sitting right now, so I can ride over there linked together all I can handle and, and come back pretty and it's open, you know, year round. There's no closures. It's they're public roads. [00:07:57] Craig: And to position it. So it's in North Carolina, but very close to the coast is what I saw. [00:08:01] Matt: Yes. Yeah. So we're, we're in Eastern North Carolina. It's totally flat. There's zero elevation. And the Croatan is what's called a pacoin. So, pacoin is like an elevated section of low lands. So there's a lot of water in. In the Croatan and it has nowhere to go because there's no elevation and there's really no drainage. So what they did was back in the sixties They dug canals to create the roads. So they would go in there, they would scoop out, you know, along the left and the right side, create these canals for drainage and that, and they'd put the earth in the middle and then they'd elevate that section for the roads. And so a lot of what we're riding on is you know, as gravel roads that were built in a swamp essentially. So, that. It's pretty cool. Like when I first started going in there and riding, I was a little bit like, because you, you can be like 20 miles from nothing, you know, which it's really hard to say that, especially over on the east coast, you know, if you're in Montana or something. Sure. You could maybe, but like out here, man, you can't be that far from civilization. And we have this beautiful, you know, national forest that is like kind of weirdly isolated We can, we have it right here in our backyard, which is, which is great. So this is a [00:09:24] Craig: Yeah, isn't [00:09:25] Matt: to start a start a bike race. [00:09:27] Craig: Isn't that one of the, that's just one of those amazing things about having a gravel bike. You can just sort of explore and get into these pockets of wilderness. And in, in this case, pretty large pocket considering where you are now in, in the, in the four, is there, what's the canopy, like, are there large trees in there? Are we looking at kind of [00:09:45] Matt: Yeah. So Eastern North Carolina is filled with pine. And a lot of it is plantation planted pine. So RO you know, long, straight rows of, of pine Warehouser and places like that own. Ridiculous amount of land down here with just pine trees and the Croatan is essentially mostly that except for there are maybe six pretty big lakes that are in the Croatan. And then there's a lot of, you know, tributary, swamp creeks that are coming in and out of that, when we. A lot of rain here, which, which is pretty often it's heading towards the coast, which isn't that far away. It's just that we, we tend to we te we tend to fill the sound is right here, where we're at. So we have the sound and the ocean in a barrier island. That's like 25 miles long. So, it's all connected. And you know, it's three miles off the beach basically is where the, where the place starts. [00:10:48] Craig: Got it. And are there other kind of offroad recreators in there? Are there, you know, jeepers and four wheelers and [00:10:55] Matt: Some, some of that, mostly it's hunters in the, in hunting season. And other than that, honestly, it's, it's pretty much just for us. There, none of the roads really connect to each other. So we, we get to use them. A lot of days when I go out there, man, it's like, I can't believe, you know, just it's like, it's just, it's all. It's just you. And that's, that's, that's a blessing for sure. It also means that the roads aren't maintained as well as they could be. And like we had the, we had hurricane Florence sorry, if you hear that helicopter, just the sound of freedom here. We got the Marine Corps here. So, the hurricane Florence in 2018, which. Yesterday 2018. I mean, we just got devastated and we still haven't had the roads fixed since then. So that's been four years. You, you just can only imagine the amount of potholes and damage and stuff that's there, but that's what makes our race a little interesting too, is that you never know what the roads are gonna be like [00:11:56] Craig: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. [00:11:57] Matt: the new change. They're like a lot. [00:11:59] Craig: before we get into the race itself, let's talk a little bit about Ridge supply and what, what led to you founding the company and the vision? Cause I've when I heard the story, I found it super interesting and frankly made me want to just jump on the website and order some socks. [00:12:13] Matt: I appreciate that. I, I need that. I need that. Yeah. If, if, for folks who don't know, I, you know, I own and operate Ridge supply, which is a which is a cycling apparel. Running apparel brand. I'm a one man show, so I I've got no employees. I've been doing it seven years and it's an online, only business. We, we, we primarily sell direct. So you know, the pretty much the only place you can get our product is, is at our our website. And I, I, I ship everything myself. I started doing. Back in 2015 and I didn't know what I was doing. I, I, I knew that I had I had a pretty good job at the time. And I, the, the, the quick story is I, I got I got run over by a pickup truck while I was riding my bike. And it was a hit and run and I was sort of very, very fortunate to be alive and. Acutely aware of that in the hospital that a lot of folks wanted to know if I was gonna keep riding my bike. And I, I immediately that I had to resolve that was just like, of course I was, I wasn't, it was never like, I'm scared of riding on the road. I, I certainly was aware of the danger prior to this happening. And I knew that that day I was wearing all black. and that's kind of the easy color to find in cycling apparel. Everybody makes black apparel. And I knew that if I was gonna continue to do it, I wanted to try to figure out how to do it safer. And so while I was laid up with a broken pelvis, I started doing some research and I put two sort of premises together. One was that Blocked color was more visible than solid color. And what that means is if you have the brightest, you know, pink or orange, that neon pink or orange, and we, we love it in our products. If you put it by itself and you stick it down the road like you would see from a car, you might, you might not know what that is. It, it, it looks like. anything could look like a road sign. It could look like whatever. It could just be a bright thing that you're not quite identifying yet, but when you put blocked color together like a dark color, a light color and a bright color, it catches the eye in a way that makes it stand out. It's not necessarily as. As the solid bright color, but it's more eye-catching. So that was one premise and was sort of a scientific premise there. And the other was bio motion mechanics. And what that means is that the human, the human brain recognizes another human's movement. And when that, that happens, that that brain will then acknowledge that that's a human and treat it like a. and I think what happens in cycling, the phenomenon that we all experience when we're riding is we're not treated like humans at all. And it isn't because people are driving around saying, you know, oh, these Kirsty cyclists, you know, it's actually that when they're driving, they're just not acknowledging that, that thing that they see is. Another person. It's, it's just an object. It's not, it's not dangerous. But when you think that that's a person, you notice it's a person, you will, then you don't wanna run somebody over. You know, that's not what anybody's trying to do. Then you will start acknowledging that that's person treat 'em like a person. So I took those two premises together and I said, well, I knew defeat is here in North Carolina. I had been to visit. and I was kind of their neon poster child after my accident. And I realized like I could make my own sock. All I had to do was make 72 pair and. I took the most trite design. If you, if you're seeing this on YouTube or something, it's right behind me. But I took the blue Ridge mountains that I grew up with in central Virginia. Everything is blue Ridge, blue Ridge, blue Ridge. It's the most trite non-original thing I could have come up with, but I'd never seen it in a sock. And so I took that design and a contour line also was something I had never seen. I only has it really seen straight. They're easier to knit straight. Or vertical line. So I took that contour line. I made this five color sock and that was my idea was like, if I make a bright eyecatching multicolor sock and it's moving all the time there, you get your bio motion, you get your most visible. And and yeah, so that's what I did. I mean, I. I, I did that in 2015. I, I had no idea what I was doing. I thought, man, if I could just sell these 144 pair that I ended up buying the first time I maybe I could do a sock of the month club or something. I no idea how to ship them nothing. And I made a phone call to a buddy who owns a bike shop. And he was like, oh, this is great. You know, I'll buy six pair. And I called another buddy who owns a bike shop. And he was like, oh, I'll order 18. And I was like, oh my gosh, whoa, I've sold 23 pair. What am I gonna do? You know how I was just panicked. And so I, I, I really worked hard for like a week and I like created a website and did got the shipping integrated and I did all these. Back in 2015, these tools were just becoming available to people like me, who really didn't know what they were doing, but pretty dangerous on a computer, but like, I can't do code, you know, and I could do all these things, like sort of cookie cutter and just like work hard at it and do it. And so that's, that's how I was, it was just dangerous enough to, to get 'em sold. And then I sold them within two weeks and then I was like, well, I'll just take that. And I'll reinvest it in a new, new color and I just keep flipping it. And that's how my business started in 2015. And I literally never put another dime into it. I bet I was able to do that for a while, while still having a regular job. And then yes, slowly but surely it's grown to the point. , you know, I think a lot of people think Ridge supply is a lot bigger than it is. But you gotta sell a lot of $17 socks to make a living. And I'm fortunate to sell a lot of socks. So, we that's, that's what I do, which is kind of, kind of crazy when people ask me, like, what do you do? I'm like, I sell socks and they're like, well, what do you do for a living? I'm like, I sell a lot of socks. I don't know. I mean, that's the deal. [00:18:43] Craig: I, I love that Matt. And for the listener, like I'll put a, a, a link to Ridge supply, so you can check out the color ways and whatnot. And I think it's the type of design that once you see it, as you said, you've, you've iterated on the color ways. Numbers and numbers and numbers of times now. And there's lots of different options there, but the core elements are generally the same, that skyline design that you've talked about early on from the blue Ridge mountains. So it's super cool and visual. And I think I also heard you mention to others that, you know, you, you do find that people talk about their socks, which I think is, is interesting. And you know, in probably a great way that has, has helped the company. [00:19:20] Matt: Yeah. A AB I mean, absolutely. I had no idea. The. The a community nature that was being created. And then the, the virals, not the right word, the personal connection that the Sox would make with other people out in the world. Like I'm always blown away at the number of new customers that rich supply gets every month that I'm not, I'm not advertising to get them. They're they're coming through grassroots. You know, people on a group ride, people, seeing something on Instagram, people telling somebody else about 'em and that excitement around it is something that is, is the blessing of why this is actually a business. And isn't, wasn't just something I did. And , and, and it, and I can't take credit for it because a lot of that is timing. And the MIS the, the mistakes or risks that were taken early on with the business that worked at the time when nobody else was really doing that now in revisionist history, it looks like, wow, you really knew, I didn't know what I was doing, you know, like, so, I, I can't sit back now and be like, yeah, look at this. I, I, I still just in awe and my wife and I will look at each other sometimes and be like, what is going on? Like, we , we both had, you know, Big time jobs and corporate blah, blah, blah. And all of a sudden it's like, we're sell socks for a living. And, and, you know, it's bizarre. It's a bizarre life, but I think I got the best job in the world for me, you know? So [00:20:59] Craig: Yeah, that's amazing. And I, I do, I mean, I think as a consumer, we all appreciate like the transparency and authenticity of business owners. Like now that I've heard the story, the origin story about why the SOC design is the way it is. You better believe if anybody asks me about those socks or says like, oh, those are kind of cool. I'm gonna tell them, oh, they were designed for increased visibility. And like, there's no doubt in my mind that customers relay that story if they hear about it. Because it's just, so it's just an interesting talking point. Like most socks are boring. These aren't. [00:21:33] Matt: and I appreciate that. And you know, you, can't not, everybody can listen to a 45 minute podcast to let me get long winded about telling that story either. So it's, it's hard to, it's hard to get that message out there. I assume everybody knows it, but of course they don't. And so I'm, I'm happy that you've. You know, you, you brought it up because it's, it is a, it's not marketing. I it's the last thing from marketing, it's really the, kind of the core design philosophy of what I do. It, it, isn't just, it's either mountain related, you know? So like the names, the style, the design is kind of related. It also has that five color. I try to do five sometimes I can't, but. And once I that's my brand identity, I don't have a logo that people recognize. I don't have a text that somebody's like, oh yeah, it's it's that. And when I started that in 2015, nobody was doing that. And so when you see my socks in a picture, they really stand out because of that branding. And that I've I've I like to say like, You know, like a dog, like peed around my tree. So many times, like you come near that tree, you're like, oh, that's where it supplies tree. Whoa. You know? And it's because that's what , that's what that did. And I didn't know that's what was gonna happen. But now I, I, it's funny, like I have like, Social media watchdogs out there. You know, if somebody does anything with five colors or contour lines, I get these text messages. Like they're stealing from you. You know, it's, it's not that there's only so much you can do on a sock. That's not really what happens, but that's, what's made it unique. Is it it, you can tell what it is without seeing the words or some, you know, a swoosh logo or. [00:23:17] Craig: Yeah. I love it. I love it. I'm in the listener. Well knows that I can geek out about the basic business behind any enterprise. Cause I love it. I'm fascinated by it, but I definitely wanted to transition to the Caran buck 50. And learn, learn more about the event. So what, when did you get the idea for it and what was the inspiration? Why, you know, it's a lot of work to put on an event as you can attest. And why did you tackle that? [00:23:42] Matt: Well, I mean, ignorance is is a great motivator to do something ridiculous because I had no idea. I had never, I don't think I'd ever volunteered for a race and nor had I ever put one on I'd done a lot of them. And I just knew that I knew that our area was kind of unique. Gravel was something that it hadn't quite taken off. There weren't a lot of big events outside of, you know, like Mid-South and dirty Kansas at the time. And there was really no, and there's there still aren't many events on the east coast, outside of like Vermont. And so I knew we had the Crow team here and I. The better part of six months or so, just kind of riding the Croatan, giving a feel for it and, and trying to come up with something that could work. The, the one challenge we have most, because we're on the coast, you can't go in our case south, because we're south facing, which is kind of strange. They don't, we're like long island, you know, when you go south, you go into the water. So. We don't have options for loops. You kind of go into the Croatan and the way that it's structured with its lakes and its swamps and stuff, some of the roads just don't go anywhere. And they're really kind of like fire access. So we couldn't do like a, a traditional loop, like you would normally like almost every course is. So we had to do an out and back. That's interesting. Nobody really does that. And I wasn't sure people are gonna like that. And so I kind of wrote it enough. So I was like, you know what, I don't hate this. I could do this, you know, and enjoy it. And it is different an out and back's always different. It's going another direction, a different view, different thing, different turns. So, but yeah, in 2017, I, I did that. I, I had a. A buddy at the time that was helping me kind of promote it. And we got it started. And, and we had 250 people, I think in 2018 come and do it. And I like I've told some other folks too, like I had no idea what I was doing and a lot of bike races, you know, you just kind of show up, they start you and then you finish. Sometimes there's timing. Sometimes there's not. If you're not on the podium, you just kind of, you know what I mean? Like there's nobody there to finish. I finished races before here, locally, where I got back to the finish line and there was literally nothing there, you know, I've won event like that where I'm like, there's no finish line. There's nobody to, to document it. You just ride across and you're like, I won. You don't win anything. You're just the first person to finish. So with this race, We just winged it that first year it was a success. People loved it. We do start and stop at the Speedway here, which is, which is one of our crown jewels. We, we have a a, a NASCAR short track. If you don't know what that is, it's essentially like, you know, less than a half mile track. And it is. they call it the nicest one in the country. And the reason that is, is it's built like a, like a Speedway where it's got, it's got like eight or nine bars. It has grandstands, it has towers. It has a restaurant in the middle. It's got a garage. It's I mean, it's, it's amazing, but we, we are able to use it for our start and our finish and it, and it provides this ambiance about. The start and finish in a way that is real communal and has the right vibe. And it's right beside the Croatan so short, little, little paved section to get out there and then you're in the woods. And just that combo together was a good, it just worked in 2018. [00:27:33] Craig: Yeah. And was it 150 mile race? Or did you have other [00:27:37] Matt: Yeah, no. So we have three. We call it the buck 50, because there's 150 mile race. We have a race called the buck, which is a hundred miles and we have a race called the 50. That is 50 miles. W the first year we basically had a course that was almost 50 miles and we did one lap, two laps or three laps. It's a mass start. Everybody started at the same exact time. And we had. We had sections of the course. It changes every year, the course changes a little bit every year, but that first year we had this section of road that was really primitive and abandoned road that was, had a lot of potholes, a lot of mudhole and we called it Savage road. And that was a section that was about three miles long that really broke the race up. It was the, it was the animated piece. And that was a big hit. We were able to use that the first two years. And since then we haven't been able to use it, which is fine. And we've changed the course a little bit, but now, now we have three races. The 50 uses that same out and back to start. And then the hundred uses a 60 mile loop and then a 40 mile loop. And then the buck 50 uses 2 75 mile loops. So what's kind of nice is we have all these people out there in the course, and it kind of is three different courses, but there's a big section of the course where it's it's everyone uses it. So unlike a lot of races, we have a lot of back and forth traffic. So, out there on the course, you will find other riders heading the other direction that are 40 miles. You know, away from you in the race. But the way that we stagger it and that provides a lot of, we found that that provides a lot of positive comradery. Yeah. There's that small group in the front, that's drilling it for the race lead and they're not waving it people. But everyone else seems to be really encouraging of the other groups. And that community aspect, I think, is something unique about our race that people really like. [00:29:49] Craig: Yeah, that sounds super interesting. And I agree. I mean, there's, it's very few races where you double back on yourself and see other people. And it, it's fascinating as, you know, as a mid packer to see. to get an opportunity to see the front front leaders of the men's and women's race go by. That's a lot of fun and inspiring to see. [00:30:06] Matt: Yeah. And I think makes people feel a little bit safer too, you know, if you had a catastrophic situation you're, you're not alone. The Croatan is very remote and you could be. You wouldn't be out there by yourself forever, but the way our race is set up, you know, you're not alone very long. And I think people, like, I think people like that. [00:30:26] Craig: For sure. You talked a little bit about how the terrain was laid out early on in this conversation. What type of equipment do you see people riding? What kind of tires, et C. [00:30:36] Matt: Yeah. You know, the more I've tr traveled around and don't know other races and stuff, I, people that have never done this race, they actually, they just don't believe that the terrain, this terrain exists, you know, and they've never really ridden terrain like this because it is it's perfectly flat and what that means for you is that you never are able to coast or, you know, there's no climb, so there's no dissent and you never stop peddling. And in the course of a 50 mile, even just a 50 mile ride, it can really drain you when you do 150. It is a, it is a serious effort. So as far as gearing and stuff is concerned, you could literally ride. , you know, you could ride road gearing here and be fine. But a lot of folks, you know, this is a great single speed course, because if you get the right gear, that's, you know, the right cadence you want and can get you at the speed you wanna go, you don't need to change your gear. So it's a perfect course for just grinding out on a single speed tires. You know, we've got really good surface area or surface that is not like sharp rocket rocks at. It can be a little Sandy at times. So a little bit of volume is important, but I mean, the race has been one on like 30 fives and 30 twos. So I wouldn't ride it on a 32 myself. I'd rather I ride like a 38. And I feel fine on that, but I ride a slick out here all year round. So even, even if it's wet a slick is fine. Our corners. Our corners are a little Sandy. So tires tend to not do anything for you. You just gotta take 'em a little gingerly. If you go in a corner too hot, you're just gonna eat it. But we don't have many corners, you know, so a lot of the roads are straight and you're what you really have to do is find your line. That's the other thing you can't ever explain to somebody until they come and do it? We have. We we, you call 'em potholes, but like we have small indentations, like a pothole in the gravel and they're everywhere. They're everywhere. And so imagine you're in a group of 800 people and you're nine, 10 riders back. You're not gonna see any of that. And all of a sudden, you're just like, bam, you hit the bottom of this pothole with your rim. It becomes this thing where as the course opens up and as people start to spread out, picking your line, it's like a snake, you know, and it just winds around and, and the groups are all doing it. You can be on the left, you can be on the right. If you're in the middle of the road, it is a nightmare because there is just no way that you're not gonna have some catastrophic pothole in your way. It, it's a weird kind of way to race your bike. But one really cool thing is like, you'll never calm down and just like tune out. You have to be on the Razor's edge mentally the whole time. And I think that's actually a great way to grab a race, you know? Cause if you're just like, you always talk about people, like I just had to grind through this thing, which is so boring. Like this course is not. It's flat and it's an out and back, and that sounds boring to people until they do it. But then when they do it, you throw in these potholes it's, there's something special about it. [00:34:03] Craig: A heck of a lot of peddling and a heck of a lot of attention required. It sounds like [00:34:08] Matt: Yes. [00:34:09] Craig: when you think about the event, were you looking to put something on the calendar that attracted sort of a highly competitive crowd or what was, what was kind of the vibe and intention of the, the race design in your mind? [00:34:20] Matt: Yeah. You know, I, I set out to create something that could be the first gravel race you've ever done in the 50. That is like, You know, like, even if you're going pretty slow, you can complete that course in four hours. And I felt like four hours is like, you know, if, if you're really riding and training, some, you can do that. Even if you never train more than two, you could still pull out a four hour effort. The buck 50. Was always gonna be a challenge just from a time perspective, because like even the fastest people who are blazing this course at like 21 and a half miles an hour, they're still in the seven hour range. And that is that's goes all the way up to 12, you know, depending on who who's doing it. What I tried to do was make a race. and this is the magic of the Croatan being flat. If you're the, if you're the, the person who just wants to come out and experience it and ride, you can line up against, you know, Ian Boswell, who's gonna go, maybe win it. And you both have. An equally rewarding experience. It isn't that the person in the back is just lollygagging. The course they're gonna have to do something really special for them to complete it, but the people at the front are gonna get this unique experience of a March race that doesn't have crazy elevation. Doesn't have, you know, high altitude doesn't have extreme weather and yet it's. But it's just hard enough for wherever your fitness is at. And I think that's one of the sweet spots and we don't bill it. I know it's called the buck 50, but it, we split it about a third. So we have, you know, a third of the people sign up for the 50, a third of the people sign up for the a hundred and a third of people for the buck 50 and. One of the unique things about our race too, is like, we let you switch the distance up until a month out because people will sign up and then they'll be like, ah, my fitness, isn't what I want it to be. Or they maybe have a great winner and they're like, you know what? I wanna do. I wanna bump up from the a hundred to the 150. So we allow people to do that and change it on their own. And that's, that's been a big, a big blessing because it, it, we were seeing 150 people. Change, which is a nightmare for a race director to have to deal with all that. So we just let him do that one bike edge until January. [00:36:53] Craig: Nice. Yeah. It's interesting that March date on the calendar, I think it's like, it's such a great focal point for your energy. Like through the winter to say, oh, I gotta, I gotta stay fit. Cuz I wanna do something big in March and it just sets the table for a great year on the bike. I think if you're fit at that time. [00:37:10] Matt: Yeah. I think people that we, so registration just opened up yesterday and on, on the 15th of September and it's a long way out, but it really isn't. When you think about your holidays. Your new, year's all these things. And people do use this as their carrot. I know I do. I use it as my, I gotta get on swift. You know, I gotta do another workout, even though I don't ride it. I just know that that's what people do and then they, it's not, you wanna come outta your, come out of your, you know, to start your season at the buck, 50 Andy blazing, but you know that you don't really have to perform at a weird, you. Extreme level, you just have to grind and that's, that's kind of a neat way to start your year too. And I think, I think it's worked for people that really wanna set, you know, set a goal, an early season goal and then pick up their June and, you know, July things later, cuz they built that base. [00:38:08] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. It sounds like from your description that the, the race track has just created this very important piece of infrastructure. For the overall event, how are you kind of harnessing that? Obviously like a lot of gravel events try to foster a nice after race party or an event or experience for the community. How do you kind of manage that? And, and what should we expect when we show up? [00:38:32] Matt: Yeah. You know, we're, we're, we're super blessed. We we've got all of these things in this background where you're you're you're on this NAS. You know, short track it's paved. It has a pit lane. We, we have the finish line there, right? Where, right where the the vending is and the food and all that stuff. So it's this communal effort once you've, once you either are coming through for a lap, you get to see everybody or at the finish right after you finish you're right there. And it's been an interesting. It's evolved, but it's been an interesting environment because we also have free camping there on site. So basically like you can literally come in there the night before pitch a tent inside of the track, wake up, you're basically at the start finish line and start the races re reminds me a little bit of the, some of the mountain bike events that you get to do or camping's involved. But we, we offer, you know, meal afterwards and beverage, we typically will have like a, you know, a, a beer, a partner that'll that'll have beer. We do like. A, a full catered buffet style meal, which, which is kind of nice because just some, you know, where we are. It's not like we got eight, 900 people. There's not a lot of restaurants and stuff, you know, you can't just like, say, Hey, go get yourself something to eat. We kind of have to provide it. So we do that. And the big thing that because of Ridge supply and because of who I am as a business person, if you will like. I've always made. I've always tried to set out to make this race a value, even though it's not inexpensive race. There's. I feel like there's peer races that are of our size or bigger that are more expensive. And the return that you get from the buck 50, I've always tried to maximize the return and make every decision that we make. I say we, that I make about the race is rider focus. Because I think what happens with race directors and I'm not pointing any fingers at anyone else, I'm saying this happens, happens to me. You get this registration, you sell your registration, which is great. Then you have to provide services with that, with the, that revenue and the amount of services you provide. There's like a minimum and a lot of folks stop there. They're just like, this is all you gotta do. . And what I try to do is give back enough a in services, but also in product, we give away a huge swag package. Nobody does this, but I do it because a that's what I do. I sell stuff, you know? But like this year, when you come and do this race, you're paying for the entry, but you're get, you're gonna get basically a, a, everything that we do is fully custom just for racers too. So it isn't like you can buy this on this, on the website or. Somebody printed a cooi and gave it to you. It's like you get a custom pair of socks. You get a custom race tee that is not like your typical race tee. It's a legit piece of garment. You get a finisher's hat. When you finish, that's specific to your race, you're gonna get a pair of gloves that are custom long fingered, hand up gloves that you're gonna get. You may get some other things and I'm not gonna say out loud what they are. Those things all add up. It's well, over a hundred dollars worth of stuff. You get a meal afterwards, you get beverage afterwards, you get free camping. It isn't about what you get back, but when you do all those things, and then the value of the race experience in itself is what it is. And people do really enjoy doing this event. I hope that they tell other people about it and then they wanna come do it again. Otherwise, you know, it's a giant waste of time. I've found that from, from a race director's standpoint, if, if it stretches me a little bit where I'm just kinda like, oh man, I got, you know, when you have 900 people, every dollar that you spend is a thousand dollars, you know, and those add up very quickly. And there's a lot of times that that feeling that you have, you're like, well, I don't have to do that. They won't, they don't really, you know, you don't really need that. That's almost the, the surefire indication I need to. And I, the one thing we don't do that a lot of big races have, I don't really have a whole lot. I really don't have any corporate P partners. I don't sell sponsorship. Nobody's presenting this. And I like that because it keeps it, the vibe is the right vibe for March. I don't think a March race should feel like the world championships of anything. It's like, bro, you're just coming outta hibernation in the Northeast. This is your first time to see the sunshine and you wanna ride your bike, but you know, you, you don't need all that pressure yet. And so we try to keep it like that. And I think it's translated. I think the, the race track does provide that. And that's kind of what we use it for. It's just a backdrop. We really don't, you know, you do get to ride around it and finish and you come in and out of it to do your pit. But yeah, I'm not sure if I answered that question correctly, but [00:43:35] Craig: You you, you, you did for sure, Matt. No, I love it. And I do think, you know, by my likes again, like it's come to me through a number of different sources that this is a fun event. If you can get it on your calendar and you're close to the east coast where you can get there. So I think you're doing all the right things and I'm, I'm happy to have you on the podcast and just hopefully expose this race to a broader audience. I really love the idea. Encourage encouraging people to travel, to ride gravel in different parts of the country. Cuz as you expressed early on in this conversation, it's such a unique part of our country that has these funny little attributes that you're not gonna experience elsewhere. [00:44:14] Matt: Yeah. Yeah, I appreciate that. It, it is it, when you live here, you're kind of like, why would anybody want to come here and ride our little gravel and then you make the bike race, and then everyone's like, It's amazing. And you're like, really? Is it, you know, and, and that's kind of been an eyeopener too, is that you realize that it is unique. The art terrain is unique and I've, I, I spent a lot of time in Vermont. I I spent a lot of time in Colorado, kind of all those kind of areas. I'm like, you can't mimic those things. They're just, they are what they are. And they're amazing. It's just that what we have is just. Squished flat and you can get away from everything in a way that is just kind of bizarre. You know, there's no homes, there's no buildings. There's no nothing. You're just on a gravel road in the middle of a forest, as far as your eyes can see. And that's kind of cool. [00:45:04] Craig: Yeah. And thank you. Thank you for just putting a hand up in creating this. I mean, it, I always like to express that sentiment to advent organizers cuz it's, it's hard, hard work, but I know it's, it's a virtual, it's a love story to your local community in the, the trails that you've explored the last few years. [00:45:22] Matt: I appreciate that, man. Yeah. I mean, I would do it again if I, if I knew, but if I knew it was this hard, I would think really hard about starting it. I'm glad, I'm glad the ignorance is, is prevalent for me. [00:45:35] Craig: it, it totally is. It totally is. I don't think you start a business. If you know everything you're gonna have to go through and you probably don't start an event either if you know everything that's in front of you, but cool. Thanks again, Matt. I really appreciate it. [00:45:48] Matt: Craig. Appreciate it. [00:45:48] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel rod podcast. Big, thanks to Matt for coming on board and talking about his backstory for Ridge supply and that amazing sounding Croatan buck 50 race coming up in early 20, 23. Big thanks to bike index for supporting the show this week. And big thanks to you for listening. I may not say this enough, but I very much appreciate you listening to the show. And making me part of your gravel cycling experience. If you're interested in connecting with me, you can visit the ridership that's www.theridership.com. It's a free global cycling community where you can interact with gravel, cyclists from all over the world. If you're able to support the show, ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. Or head on over to buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride. If you're able to contribute financially. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt under your wheels

Unapologetically Sensitive
Bunny the Talking Dog

Unapologetically Sensitive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 41:05


Bunny The Talking Dog Alexis (Bunny's human), talks about wanting to have the best relationship with her dog, and she wanted to develop trust and a strong bond with Bunny, so she decided to teach bunny to talk. Bunny uses words like happy, mad, sad, concerned, ugh, sorry, and please. Alexis talks about the research that is being done at The Comparative Cognition Lab at UCSD. She says animals are communicating all the time; we need to be listening. She provides resources and a wealth of knowledge. GUEST Alexis Devine,  LFDM-L, CCET GUEST BIO Alexis Devine is an artist and entrepreneur hailing from Seattle, Washington. She is a licensed family dog mediator, and a certified canine enrichment technician. Her sheepadoodle Bunny, known as "What About Bunny" on social media became an internet sensation in the fall of 2020 when videos of her communicating with assistive technology from FluentPet went viral. Bunny now has over one hundred buttons individually programmed with various words that she uses to communicate how she feels, what she wants, to express when she is in pain and even to chat about her dreams. She is part of an ongoing canine cognition research study at the Comparative Cognition Lab at UCSD. They have recently added a standard Poodle to the family named Otter who Alexis is training with the same system. Alexis' goal is to further our understanding of the power of connection and importance of two-way communication, meeting her dogs where they are and understanding them on their terms first to facilitate trust and promote an environment that supports them as the incredible creatures they are. PODCAST HOST Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it's like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren't alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us LINKS Bunny's links @whataboutbunny on Tiktok, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter Website-- whataboutbunny.com How Stella Learned to Talk by Christina Hunger https://how.theycantalk.org/ https://fluent.pet/   Facebook group--https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundbuttontraining Dog body language course Patricia's Links HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/ Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 To write a review in itunes: click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2 select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/ Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/ Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/ Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

GotTechED
12 Easy-to-Use Artificial Intelligence (AI)- Powered Edtech Tools

GotTechED

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 39:47


GotTechED the Podcast Episode #121: 12 Easy-to-Use Artificial Intelligence (AI)- Powered Edtech ToolsWelcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 121 called “12 Easy-to-Use Artificial Intelligence (AI)- Powered Edtech Tools”   In this episode, we'll discuss 12  awesome websites and apps that use AI to power what they do.  We'll also share some ideas for how these tools can be used in your classroom..  This is another episode you don't want to miss, check it out. Segment 1: Updates Teachbetter Conference October 14th and 15th Presenting Edtech Throwdown with Stephanie Howell Podcasters Row Free LincSpring Virtual Conference https://linclearning.com/lincstream-teachers-2022/ (https://linclearning.com/lincstream-teachers-2022/) Segment 2:   Edtech that uses AIhttps://www.gradescope.com/ (GradeScope)  Gradescope helps you seamlessly administer and grade all of your assessments, whether online or in-class. Save time grading and get a clear picture of how your students are doing https://iscanner.com/ (iScanner) US-based #1 scanning and document management platform. Ad-Free and trusted by over 80 million people worldwide! https://www.wordtune.com/ (Wordtune) - rewrites sentences for you https://otter.ai/ (Otter.ai) Otter has your back - empowering you with real time, accurate notes that are stored in one central, secure, and searchable place so you and your team can be more engaged, collaborative, and productive. https://www.wowto.ai/ (WowTo.ai) - Use AI to create videos in multiple languages https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.accessibility.reveal&hl=en_US&gl=US (Lookout-Assisted vision) Lookout uses computer vision to assist people with low vision or blindness get things done faster and more easily. Using your phone's camera, Lookout makes it easier to get more information about the world around you and do daily tasks more efficiently like sorting mail, putting away groceries, and more. Built with guidance from the blind and low-vision community, Lookout supports Google's mission to make the world's information universally accessible to everyone. https://speechify.com/ (Speechify)- Chrome, IOS, and Android https://quillbot.com/?gspk=cmFjaGVsbWlsZXNzaWphY2ljNTg0Mg&gsxid=aLQxcK5GoeQl (Quillbot) https://www.fotor.com/ (Fotor) (GoArt.fotor.com) Edit photos, create NFT's https://www.wombo.art/ (Dream by Wombo) AI Art Generator NFTs https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ai/sound-maker/view/ (NSynth Sound maker) - mix sound effects to make never before heard sounds  https://soundraw.io/ (Soundraw.io) - royalty free AI music creator, pay only Segment 3: Where to Find GotTechEDDo us 3 favors Subscribe to GotTechED the Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gotteched/id1358366637?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/7zyzfCkSDNHkKdqxmh9XLB?si=YhSdMa6BQVmcLHbSrYxE9Q (Spotify) https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Indeizidhz4h37mawfylwdgco4y (Google Podcasts)   https://www.stitcher.com/search?q=gotteched (Stitcher)   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIQwu39Tkow3kduRQAH85w?view_as=subscriber (YouTube)   https://twitter.com/WeGotTechED (Twitter)    https://www.facebook.com/WeGotTechED/ (Facebook) Write us an Apple Podcast Review! Tell your friends about http://www.gotteched.com (www.gotteched.com) Tell your friends about the Teach Better Podcast Network Music Credits:The Degs: Shotgunhttp://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Degs/ ( http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Degs/) @bensoundshttps://www.bensound.com/ ( https://www.bensound.com/) Subscribe to our Podcasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gotteched/id1358366637?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/7zyzfCkSDNHkKdqxmh9XLB?si=YhSdMa6BQVmcLHbSrYxE9Q (Spotify) https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Indeizidhz4h37mawfylwdgco4y (Google...