Beloved OC editor, Matt Ramsey joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss the pivotal Season 3, Episode 14, “The Cliffhanger.” Matt gives exclusive behind-the-scenes tidbits on editing this episode and how they had to pick up a lot of shots of Johnny's death scene. He also talks about The OC music and how the Artic Monkeys passed on being on the show! He also tells a hysterical story about how he ruined Josh Schwartz's iPod! The Cliffhanger Synopsis: Summer discovers the truth about Seth's pot smoking, while Sandy and Matt encounter an obstacle with their hospital project. Meanwhile, Kirsten and Julie take their matchmaking business a little too far, causing Julie to go into hiding. Marissa finally tells Johnny how she truly feels and Kaitlin wonders which "Cooper'' Johnny really likes. When Johnny and Kaitlin head to the beach for some partying and drinking, Johnny loses it and finds himself at the edge of reason, and of a 100-foot cliff. Leave the OC Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: A change of season means longer days, better outdoor activities, and more ways to get healthier, including checking in on your health and wellness. With Everlywell, you can take action today by taking one of their at-home lab tests or by adding their vitamins and supplements into your daily routine. Go to https://www.everlywell.com/oc to receive 20% off your first at-home lab test. We all know most shapewear makes you feel like you're suffocating. . That's why Honeylove spent years researching and developing effective shapewear that's actually comfortable. Overly-tight cheap and sticky fabrics that roll up are a thing of the past. Thanks to Honeylove, you can finally feel confident and comfortable in your favorite outfits. Go to https://www.honeylove.com/oc to get 20% off by using code OC at checkout. Living Proof's award-winning formulas are proven to make hair look and feel healthier without sacrificing ingredient integrity. The Living Proof promise ensures that their formulas are free of silicones, harsh sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. They're cruelty-free, color safe, and safe for chemically treated hair. Go to https://www.livingproof.com/theoc and use code THE OC to receive 10% off your first purchase. Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(4:00) Biggest hits and misses of the preseason as we're a 1/3 of the way thru the season (10:00) Sam Hartman. System QB or.... (14:00) What sort of perks come FSU's way if they beat Wake (18:00) FSU defense matchup vs Wake (26:00) Sorry can't help you with concessions but apparently you're not alone (35:00) Use Travis's legs? Showdown of best 2 QBs in ACC? (37:00) Positive predictions for FSU Wake (39:00) When healthy Winston Wright at KR or.... https://mybookie.website/JoinwithWARCHANT (46:00) Not enough talk about the importance of turnovers? (48:00) Wake Forest run game (54:00) Injuries. Not just a FSU issue (1:03:00) Overly touchy on the message boards Music: Webbed Wing - I'm Feeling Alive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(4:00) Biggest hits and misses of the preseason as we're a 1/3 of the way thru the season (10:00) Sam Hartman. System QB or.... (14:00) What sort of perks come FSU's way if they beat Wake (18:00) FSU defense matchup vs Wake (26:00) Sorry can't help you with concessions but apparently you're not alone (35:00) Use Travis's legs? Showdown of best 2 QBs in ACC? (37:00) Positive predictions for FSU Wake (39:00) When healthy Winston Wright at KR or.... https://mybookie.website/JoinwithWARCHANT (46:00) Not enough talk about the importance of turnovers? (48:00) Wake Forest run game (54:00) Injuries. Not just a FSU issue (1:03:00) Overly touchy on the message boards Music: Webbed Wing - I'm Feeling Alive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How do Christians suffer from growing too accustomed to the way we do things? How does it affect our jobs and our ministry? Can we be overly familiar with bible study and ministering? Tune in for the answer to these questions and more. Download the Ministry League App or checkout their website (ministryleague.com).
Welcome to the Woman in Tech Series from the Global Tech Leaders Podcast. Today we are speaking to Erica Jenkins who is the Chief Product Officer at Crayon. She is a very passionate B2B leader accelerating product management processes to reach the highest possible revenue and leading successful acquisitions throughout the course of her career. She thrives in the $10-100M growth trajectory organisation and helps other product managers on her team grow. She is a very big believer that successful companies are product led when sales and onboarding customer success are in place. She has scaled businesses from 10 to 300 people and various companies, she comes from real estate and has grown from startups that have been bootstrapped right through to well-funded and IPO-led organisations. We kick off the conversation by asking Erica to share her story and what has led her to where she is today. Online marketing for real estate. Three of us in a basement. Early social media management days. Customer focused. Back to startups. Monitoring B2B tech. We ask Erica if would she clarify the solutions we create in tech today to solve real problems. Lean into the “day in the life”. Customer empathy. Proof of concept. Then we ask Erica to share more about Crayon and what they are doing to solve problems. A lot of signals. You can't do everything. Road map reviews and Slack community. Feedback channel. Salesforce. Gong. Product Board. Zendesk. Comptitive intelligence. We ask Erica what is her single most important line of truth from a data perspective. Percentage of wins. Wins vs open opportunities. Discipline. The people you serve. Fast time to value. Saving time. Quality of life. Security and compliance. Then we ask Erica if she has dabbled with the product-led growth phenomenon. Customer execution. Hub and spoke. Internation and external. Next, we ask Erica why she feels not many women are Chief Product Officers and what advice would she give women. It slowly grows. Be clear and thorough. Expensive problem solver. Overly dramatic. Data as your backup. “Fight for the seats I've had.” Come with a picture, proposition and data. Strategy and research. Being precise is helpful. Then we ask Erica how would she describe her leadership style and what advice would she give to growing leaders. Forgiveness versus acceptance. 15min decisions. Collaboration. Customer experience. Next, we ask Erica if she has any tips that she can't live without that keep her on track. Product feedback and planning tool. Jira Product Board. Alignment. Unified front. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gloabl-tech-leaders/message
Nicole Rollender will join the 2 Regular Guys this Friday to discuss marketing through great content. Nicole heads up STRAND Writing Services—a creative agency that leverages the power of interactive campaigns, sizzling conversion copy, and inspired content, so your competitors become invisible. Nicole is going to share why GOOD copy is so important to decorators. She will also leave us with several copy must-haves and the mistakes she has seen business owners make. Ready to improve your copywriting? This is the episode for you. Our regular listeners know this, but 2 Regular Guys are all about garment decorating, a bit of fun, and no rants, lectures, or selling. We are not doing this for our employers but rather for our industry. Since February 2013, The 2 Regular Guys have been the first and the most listened-to garment decorating industry podcast on this planet! We are humbled by all of you tuning in each week. We work hard to bring you information that will make your business better and our industry better. Take a look at our incredible weekly guest list, and you'll understand where this industry goes for news, interviews, and the heartbeat of garment decorating. Thanks for listening! News All Graphics Pro Expo (GPX) Shows next year will be 2-day events, and classes will take place the day before the show opens. Here are the cities and dates: Irving, TX March 9-10 Charlotte, NC April 27-28 Indianapolis, IN June 15-16 - (Will host Start Here Academy) Portland, OR July 19-20 Long Beach, CA August 18-19 Baltimore, MD September 13-14 Dad Joke What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question? Content and Copywriting When Nicole Rollender isn't cruising the backroads of South Jersey's Pine Barrens in her classic fireball red Trans Am with a double espresso, she heads up STRAND Writing Services—a creative agency that leverages the power of interactive campaigns, sizzling conversion copy and inspired content so your competitors become invisible, your seekers crystallize into loyal-for-life buyers ... and you make more money. Nicole holds an MFA in creative writing from Penn State University, and built her business on a 15-year career in award-winning editorial publishing, content marketing and professional development in the decorated-apparel arena. A 2017 recipient of a New Jersey Council on the Arts poetry fellowship, Nicole is the author of the poetry collection Louder Than Everything You Love from Five Oaks Press. Erich - What are some of the copy/content mistakes you see? (As a writer do you cringe a little when you see what companies are putting out there?) -Showing that they clearly didn't proofread: straight-up bad grammar, blatant misspellings, strange capitalizations, like "We serve all Businesses," incorrect use of apostrophes - like your's instead of yours, or dog's instead of dogs -Overly formal or trying-too-hard-to-be-proper-or-professional, resulting in outdated or fuddy-duddy or unrelatable copy -Copy that sounds like someone wrote it at 3 am, trying to be too casual, conversational or stream of consciousness -Too much copy or too little copy in a certain amount of space on a website, like on the above the page copy on a home page -Making the copy all about themselves, rather than about the problems (or goals) they can solve for their customers -Similarly, focusing on features, rather than on benefits. Like "Plenty of staff." What does that mean for customers? "A human will always answer your call." - Not telling enough about your company—origin story, your why, what you support, what makes you tick, etc. -Not having enough/any information on product/services pages. -Not having specific calls to action at every juncture on a website. Tell people what you want them to do! Talk to us about why good copy is important for decorators. -Bottom line, you've got a LOT, a LOTTTTTTTT of competitors out there,
Fake news? Alternative facts? Overly hyped "breakthroughs"? Irreproducible scientific research results? Preprints? Gaslighting the medical literature? What to do? Finding and trusting the best published primary medical literature is the answer. Our speakers for the 12th Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture at The Commonwealth Club, JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and BMJ Editor in Chief Kamran Abbasi, are among the premier guardians of that literature. Hear their advice, and then ask them your own questions about whom and what to trust—especially now when deciding which medical information is trustworthy has become so crucial and so confusing. MLF ORGANIZER George Hammond SPEAKERS Kamran Abbasi M.D., Editor in Chief, BMJ (the British Medical Journal); Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College, London; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians of London Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo M.D., Editor in Chief, JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association); the Lee Goldman, M.D., Endowed Professor of Medicine, and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine George Lundberg M.D., Editor in Chief, Cancer Commons; Editor at Large, Medscape; Executive Adviser, Cureus; Clinical Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University; President and Chair, The Lundberg Institute George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 12th, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.Chapter 15 tells us about our relationship to Jesus (vv.1-17), using three different analogies.15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunesto make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansedby the word that I have spoken to you.15:1 is the last of the 7 "I Am" statements. The 7 signs concluded in John 11, the 7 "I Am" statements here in John 15. The 7 confessions of faith will not conclude until John 20.Israel is often represented in the OT by a vine or vineyard. See Psalm 80:8-18; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 2:21; Ezekiel 15:1-5; 17:1-21; 19:10-15; Hosea 10:1-2.4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and becomemy disciples.First analogy: Jesus is the vine; we are the branches (v.1ff).We are therefore wholly dependent on him.Pruning (v.2) is literally cleaning.There is a word play in the original Greek: hairei (takes away) v. kathairei (cleans). Consider the right and wrong understandings of pruning.The fruit, in context = those who believe the message.The vine is Jesus, not the church.Second analogy: Jesus is the teacher; we are the students [disciples] (v.7ff).Re: v.8, in one sense, Christians are disciples.In another, we are always becoming disciples (v.8). As Ignatius of Antioch was being led to his martyrdom in Rome (c.107 AD), he wrote, "Now I am beginning to be a disciple" (Ign. Rom. 5:3).9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servantsany longer, because the servantdoes not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.Third analogy: Jesus is a friend; we are his friends (v.12ff). Many ancient writers spoke of true love being willing to surrender its life for its friends (v.13).Although the concept of fruit-bearing in the N.T. is considerably broader than evangelism, verse 16 suggests the mission is in view.For the seven types of fruit in the N.T., Click here.Read also Tom Jones' helpful article on fruit in John 15.Chapter 15 also tells us about persecution (vv.18-27).18 “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you.The world and the kingdom don't mix. There is tension, rejection, polarization...Seven "signs" that we belong to the world:Overly concerned with not appearing fanatical, intolerant, or otherwise politically incorrectLifestyle: materialism, greed, level of givingHeart: envy, jealousy, lust, covetingTongue: coarse language, gossip, deceit, angry outburstsWe don't make room in schedule for holiness (meditation, prayer, fasting, silence, study...)Online secretsMore time in virtual worlds than making a difference in God's world.20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘Servantsare not greater than their master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21 But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not have sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 It was to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without a cause.'The world hates us because it hated Him. There is no avoiding this. See Matthew 5:10-12; Luke 6:22-23,26; 2 Timothy 3:12.We have ceased being worldly, or are at least earnestly striving to be holy. This galls the worldly.They persecute us because they do not know God.No one who rejects Christ accepts God (v.23).This is all in fulfillment of scripture. (See Psalm 35:19 and 69:4; Psalm 69 is the most mined OT passage in the NT.)26 “When the Advocatecomes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.The Spirit/Counselor/Advocate will testify to Jesus -- through us (vv.26-27)!The Spirit comes from the Father (vv.26-27). Thus the context is mission, not procession; the ancient Christian creeds, which state that the Spirit proceeds from the Father (and the Son) cannot appeal to this passage for theological justification.In this chapter, several other Johannine themes (themes in John's theology) are found. How many points of contact with other passages do you recognize?Thought questions:Which metaphor about my relationship with Christ most speak to me: vine/branch, teacher/student, or friend/friend?Am I bearing fruit for Christ in my life?Am I ever opposed by others for the spiritual stands I take for Christ?
Today Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper from the band, The Subways. The Subways performed in the Baitshop in Season 3, Episode 7's “The Anger Management.” Billy and Charlotte talk about what it was like to be on set, filming that particular scene, and meeting Ben McKenzie in the trailer! They also talk about what's next for The Subways. Later, Rachel and Melinda talk about Season 3, Episode 13, “The Pot Stirrer.” The ladies break down the episode with some great behind-the-scenes tidbits from the director of the episode, Norman Buckley. Melinda shares a story about her parents forgetting one of her birthdays. They also discuss Only Fans and pot smoking with Melinda sharing a story about her first time trying a pot brownie. The Pot Stirrer Synopsis: Kaitlin stirs the pot with Marissa by going out with Johnny with the sole motive of making Marissa jealous. Seth completely spirals after being offered an interview at Brown University. Meanwhile, Sandy tries to close a big deal and Julie grows closer to Neil throwing a birthday bash for Kaitlyn at his house. Please support our sponsors: A change of season means longer days, better outdoor activities, and more ways to get healthier, including checking in on your health and wellness. With Everlywell, you can take action today by taking one of their at-home lab tests or by adding their vitamins and supplements into your daily routine. Go to https://www.everlywell.com/oc to receive 20% off your first at-home lab test. We all know most shapewear makes you feel like you're suffocating. That sexy dress in the back of your closet is so freakin cute but the thought of having your insides squished by your shapewear is just not worth it. That's why Honeylove spent years researching and developing effective shapewear that's actually comfortable. Overly-tight cheap and sticky fabrics that roll up are a thing of the past. Thanks to Honeylove, you can finally feel confident and comfortable in your favorite outfits. Go to https://www.honeylove.com and enter code OC to receive 20% off your entire order. Follow @rachelbilson, @themelindaclarke and check out The Subways at https://www.subways.netSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this re-release, Erin answers your questions about the effect of fragrance on your hormones - plus what to be aware of with the products we use on our bodies and in our home. Most people have no idea how harmful synthetic fragrances can be - or how often we are using them! The chemicals used to create or prolong these “fresh” scents impact our neurological health, metabolism, and immune system. We're bringing this topic back to the forefront because Erin will be doing a deep dive on autoimmunity here on the show soon, and exposure to certain chemicals is part of why autoimmune diseases are on the rise. Tune in to hear why cutting out fragrance is a simple, easy step to healthy living. In this episode: -Small steps we can take to get closer to non toxic living [9:04] -Starting with the basics [11:08] -Fragrance and endocrine disruptors [12:22] -“Overly sensitive” or canaries in the coalmine? [14:37] -A non exhaustive list of product types that contain artificial or synthetic fragrances [16:29] -The real problem with fragranced products [20:44] -How these fragrances can affect our health [22:56] -Why and how synthetic fragrances linger [28:03] -VOCs: what they are and common sources [29:22] -Best way to protect yourself from outdoor pollution [31:14] -Let's talk about phthalates [31:56] -Xenoestrogens and estrogen dominance [33:46] -How these chemicals impact our metabolism [34:43] -Mitochondrial dysfunction symptoms [36:55] FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/223-fragrances-hormones-healthy-living
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: It's not effective to call everything effective and how (not) to name a new organisation, published by James Odene [User-Friendly] on September 15, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. User-Friendly is an EA-focussed marketing agency supporting organisations with a wide range of marketing, branding and communications requirements. As such, we come across many misconceptions regarding what the criteria should be for a successful brand and try to mitigate the movement from continuously making the same mistakes. It is our aim moving forward to not only support organisations with their marketing, branding and communications needs, but to use this platform to bring well-established, robust, industry-standard marketing principles into this space, to ensure that all EA marketing is as impactful as possible. As the movement rapidly grows, many new organisations are emerging each month, all in need of a distinctive brand and name. I will use this forum entry to highlight some common mistakes when naming an organisation and share key ways to ensure that your chosen name will work for you, not against you. The number one job of a brand name is to be distinctive, not descriptive. Think about the biggest and most successful brands out there; Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft - none of which use their name to describe their service or product. The brand name isn't a product description, it's a mark of identification, a decision simplifier, a way of narrowing down the decision field for your target audience in a way that makes sure you're the one they think of. The Von Restorff Effect (the cognitive bias towards things that stand out) should be considered your best friend when it comes to branding. Do you know why Apple was named Apple, and not ‘Effective Computer Solutions'? Because it was a distinct and simplistic choice, far more memorable than anything that may have explained the product. It was also Job's contention that they would benefit from a company name beginning with ‘A' as it would appear earlier in the phonebook than a competitor. Overly simplistic right? Maybe not. Comically, Apple was actually initially called, ‘Apple Computer Co', but as the only distinct element - Apple stuck and the rest was binned. Play where you can own the field Okay, so you're starting a new consultancy organisation, why not call it, for example, ‘Effective Consultancy'? I'll use this example as a springboard to both express why this might not be a good idea, and suggest alternative criteria to consider when choosing a name. This name is not distinct or memorable This name will be far less ‘sticky' than something more distinct. The primary role of a brand is to drive top of mind and support organisations to win against a huge host of competition for the attention of your target audience. Our brains are misers, they like easy decisions, and often, what comes to mind first or easiest is more likely to be chosen (see more on system 1 and 2 thinking). Sure, this name explains the service, but will it be the first thing that comes to mind when I come to needing this service? It is less likely than if the name was more distinct? As this movement grows, and there are more and more organisations using ‘Effective this' and ‘Effective that', the name becomes increasingly muddied, blurred and entangled in a host of very similar sounding names. This is not helpful to either the success of the individual organisation nor the success of the EA movement as a whole. The name is not ownable Not only will this organisation struggle to carve out its own unique place in the mind of the target audience, but equally the organisation will see the same challenge within the brands online presence. If all ‘Effective X's' try to optimise their SEO and run Google ads (both of which they almost certainly should be doing)...
On this weeks episode, we kick it off with the A/S/L release by Ari Lennox. Does she have R&B Album of the Year? We discuss our takes, but it's **NO SKIPS**! Nicki Minaj hosted tea time on Sunday and it stirred up quite the mess, YIKES! The BET Hip Hop Awards announced a new category: Lyricist of the year. Who you got? This leads us to discuss the GOATS of the Hip Hop & R&B cyphers BET have hosted in past years. Who is the best NBA rapper? We are reminded that SHAQ HAD ALL THE FEATURES! Jammin and Eijay talk battle rap. R.I.P to PNB ROCK; we want better for the culture. JID dropped a Tiny Desk and this leads us to discuss who should repeat on the program. VIBE OF THE WEEK ---> Eijay: Ari Lennox "Stop By" / Jammin: Anderson Paak ft. Andre 3000- "Come Home" / Jess: GloRilla- "FNF Free [REMIX ft Latto &JT]" / Tev: 2Pac - "Just Like Daddy" / Ari Lennox - "No Settling" Thanks for listening! Subscribe for more content from The Polaris Network - http://bit.ly/3l88kNw
It only takes one unfortunate event to bring down everything. That is why risk management is such an important part of protecting your financial structure and sustaining generational wealth. It is not generally given the attention it deserves.Risk management is more than just insurance. It is protecting against an uncertain future. This includes physical as well as online security. Families should be prepared for these risks and informed on how to deal with situations that hopefully never come up. It doesn't make sense to skip insurance for the things that can devastate your plan when you can insure them relatively cheaply. Home, auto, personal umbrella liability, disability, and life insurance should be dialed in appropriately for each family. Life insurance is often sold as something more than just insurance. Sometimes it's touted as a bank or a wealth generation tool, but in general, simple is normally better. These policies are typically the most pushed because the commissions are the highest. Have questions for an upcoming episode? Want to get free resources, book giveaways, and AWM gear? Want to hear about when we release new episodes? Text “insights” or the lightbulb emoji (
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Anxious and depressed youths and teens are being given multiple powerful pharmaceuticals, used as guinea pigs. This episode is my breakdown of a NYTimes article, the passion and experience behind it, stemming from my own personal and professional experience in addition to raising a teenager today. Typical A.D.H.D drugs are the foundation and rise toward polypharmacy today, leading to further multiple prescriptions and a continued increase / rise in suicide, depression and anxiety. Is it worth it? Is it really the best option? Is there another perspective for parents and children or are we just going along with the Rise of Polypharmacy? Let's think on it, talk on it and understand it all a little better....together.
Marcos Rivera is the Founder and CEO of Pricing I/O, a training and coaching boutique helping high-growth B2B SaaS companies accelerate ARR growth and market share. Marcos was the Operating Executive for Product Management and Pricing of Vista Consulting Group, and is the author of the book “Street Pricing: A Pricing Playlist for Hip Leaders in SaaS”. In this episode, Marcos shares his insights on some the common problems in the subscription industry. He also talks about the different ways to approach pricing adjustments in relation to software innovations, and discusses the hot topic of usage-based pricing. Why you have to check out today's podcast: Find out what the three biggest pricing problems are when it comes to subscription and know why you shouldn't do those Discover why people don't pay much attention on the expansion part of land and expand, and learn how to go for it if you want to Understand why it's a good step to raise prices on the subscribers with highest usage first “Go out there, get data, experiment and raise your confidence, and the pricing problem gets so much easier.” – Marcos Rivera Topics Covered: 01:32 – How Marcos got into pricing 02:33 – Biggest pricing problems in subscriptions: (1) Pricing without aligning their package of value to their clients 04:00 – Why decoupling pricing and packaging is difficult 04:47 – Enhancing your pricing when introducing software innovations 06:31 – Biggest pricing problems in subscriptions: (2) Underpricing 09:08 – Biggest pricing problems in subscriptions: (3) Overcomplexity in the model 10:55 – People not focusing on the expansion part of the commonly used phrase in SaaS, “land and expand” 14:02 – Understanding usage data in providing better value to your product 16:17 – Getting things to levels of sophistication and sophistication at scale 18:29 – Where, when, and how to utilize usage-based pricing 24:38 – Pricing table topics: “Raise prices on the subscribers with highest usage first.” 26:12 – Marcos' pricing advice Key Takeaways: “The way to start with pricing, especially if you already have an existing model and you're looking to enhance it, believe it or not, is not where most companies start, which is “how much should I charge with this new thing?” It's the first thing on their mind, the first question on their mind, but that question doesn't get answered until you understand how your value is being changed...” – Marcos Rivera “There's nothing wrong with land and expand, but what often happens is that it's mostly land and very little expand…. When you place so many of your chips on the land part of it, you start being overly generous with your limits or overly generous of what you're including. What ends up happening is you put so much of your expansion opportunity into the land that your expand opportunities are limited. Overly heavy on the land makes it tougher to expand.” – Marcos Rivera “Be a little bit careful about over indexing on what they're doing in the system because you don't want to inadvertently discourage them from using the product.” – Marcos Rivera “Value is not in the people using it. The value is in the machines doing, and the volume and frequency with which it's doing it.” – Marcos Rivera “Remember, perceived value gets stronger and better with more usage. That correlation works out really well.” – Marcos Rivera People / Resources Mentioned: Pricing I/O: https://www.pricingio.com/ Vista Consulting Group: https://vistacg.com/ Vista Equity Partners: https://www.vistaequitypartners.com/ Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/ Slack: https://slack.com/ Connect with Marcos Rivera: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcoslrivera/ Website:https://www.pricingio.com/ Connect with Mark Stiving: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/stiving/ Email: mailto:email@example.com
OP has issues with her boyfriend's overly conservative and traditional parents. Her boyfriend is caught between trying to appease his parents and trying to get away from them. And after many conversations and plans, OP and her boyfriend have finally executed a plan for him to get away from them.
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You ever have a beggar give you grief for not giving them money? What a treat. We discuss how to deal with this pain in the balls scenario on this episode. Follow us on social: Twitter @etiquetteahole Facebook @etiquetteasshole
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A sitcom, written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton, Abigail Cruttenden, Pearce Quigley, Kate Isitt and Bennett Arron, about five, mainly single, middle aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London. Mitch (Angus Deayton) is a widower and part-time therapist who is looking to put his life back together now that he is single and living with Will (Pearce Quigley), his younger, more volatile half-brother. Mitch is currently in a new relationship with Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden) who is a somewhat shy, nervous and sensitive schoolteacher. Overly honest, frustrated actress Louisa (Kate Isitt), and socially inept IT nerd Morris (Bennett Arron) complete the line-up of mis-matched neighbours. In the series opener, Best Upstairs Neighbour Ever, Mitch and Ellie are trying to work out ground rules for their relationship, with matters such as the frequency of present-giving, meeting up and overnight stays on the agenda. Morris meanwhile fancies a group Sunday roast, if someone else will cook it, and Will and Louisa are just trying to get used to the fact that Mitch and Ellie are now a thing. Cast: Angus Deayton - Mitch Abigail Cruttenden - Ellie Pearce Quigley - Will Kate Isitt - Louisa Bennett Arron - Morris Written by Moray Hunter Directed by Moray Hunter and Gordon Kennedy Script Edited by Ian Brown and James Hendrie Edited and Studio Managed by Jerry Peal Production Manager - Sarah Tombling Production Runner - Kareem Elshehawy Recorded at The Shaw Theatre, London Based on an original idea developed in association with Dandy Productions Producer - Gordon Kennedy An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4
Twenty Minute VC: Read the notes at at podcastnotes.org. Don't forget to subscribe for free to our newsletter, the top 10 ideas of the week, every Monday --------- Sheel Mohnot is a Co-Founder and General Partner @ Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M fund that leads rounds in pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies globally. Sheel and Jake (his co-founder) invested for many years together before founding BTV and wrote checks into Mercury, Flexport, Ramp, and Hippo Insurance to name a few. As for Sheel, before BTV he ran 500 Fintech for close to 7 years, and before that was a founder, founding two companies, both of which were acquired. If that was not enough, Sheel is also a master at measuring the width of swimming pools and making cameo appearances in music videos with Justin Bieber. In Todays Episode with Sheel Mohnot We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Sheel made his way into the world of venture having founded 2 fintech companies? Why did no LPs give Sheel money in the early 500 Fintech days? What were some of his biggest lessons from investing in 100s of companies with 500 Fintech? How did BTV with Jake come together most recently? What are the biggest differences to Sheel of being a fund manager vs being an investor? 2.) The Power Law: How does Sheel define "the power law" in venture capital? What multiple of return would be power law status? Given the size of outcome available with these power law returns, how does Sheel approach portfolio construction? Would it not be best to invest in 100s of companies? Who does Sheel believe has done the indexing approach best? Why? 3.) Venture Capital has Never Been Less Collaborative: Why does Sheel disagree with Harry that venture capital has never been less collaborative? Why now, for the first time, are large multi-stage funds taking single-digit ownership? Does Sheel agree with Harry it is moronic to have "guaranteed pro-rata"? How does Sheel approach re-investment decision-making? When does he pay up vs not? 4.) The Biggest Wins and Misses: What have been Sheel's biggest wins from a cashback and a multiple perspective? How did Sheel miss the chance to invest in both Robinhood and Chime early on? What did he not see? How would he have thought differently with the benefit of hindsight? How have Sheel's biggest hits and misses impacted how he invests today? 5.) Emerging and Frontier Markets: Does Sheel share Harry's concern for the removal of capital from emerging markets? Why does Sheel believe that India, South East Asia and LATAM will be fine? Why does Sheel believe Pakistan and Africa are most in trouble? What advice does Sheel give to his emerging markets founders today? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Sheel's Favourite Book: Enders Game
Twenty Minute VC Podcast Notes Intro Sheel Mohnot (@pitdesi) is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M venture fund for pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies around the globeEven if you're not a multi-million dollar angel investor like Sheel, his lessons are applicable to the everyday person trying to invest in good companiesHost: Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings)Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Sheel Mohnot is a Co-Founder and General Partner @ Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M fund that leads rounds in pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies globally. Sheel and Jake (his co-founder) invested for many years together before founding BTV and wrote checks into Mercury, Flexport, Ramp, and Hippo Insurance to name a few. As for Sheel, before BTV he ran 500 Fintech for close to 7 years, and before that was a founder, founding two companies, both of which were acquired. If that was not enough, Sheel is also a master at measuring the width of swimming pools and making cameo appearances in music videos with Justin Bieber. In Todays Episode with Sheel Mohnot We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Sheel made his way into the world of venture having founded 2 fintech companies? Why did no LPs give Sheel money in the early 500 Fintech days? What were some of his biggest lessons from investing in 100s of companies with 500 Fintech? How did BTV with Jake come together most recently? What are the biggest differences to Sheel of being a fund manager vs being an investor? 2.) The Power Law: How does Sheel define "the power law" in venture capital? What multiple of return would be power law status? Given the size of outcome available with these power law returns, how does Sheel approach portfolio construction? Would it not be best to invest in 100s of companies? Who does Sheel believe has done the indexing approach best? Why? 3.) Venture Capital has Never Been Less Collaborative: Why does Sheel disagree with Harry that venture capital has never been less collaborative? Why now, for the first time, are large multi-stage funds taking single-digit ownership? Does Sheel agree with Harry it is moronic to have "guaranteed pro-rata"? How does Sheel approach re-investment decision-making? When does he pay up vs not? 4.) The Biggest Wins and Misses: What have been Sheel's biggest wins from a cashback and a multiple perspective? How did Sheel miss the chance to invest in both Robinhood and Chime early on? What did he not see? How would he have thought differently with the benefit of hindsight? How have Sheel's biggest hits and misses impacted how he invests today? 5.) Emerging and Frontier Markets: Does Sheel share Harry's concern for the removal of capital from emerging markets? Why does Sheel believe that India, South East Asia and LATAM will be fine? Why does Sheel believe Pakistan and Africa are most in trouble? What advice does Sheel give to his emerging markets founders today? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Sheel's Favourite Book: Enders Game
How do you move an iconic brand towards the future? That was the question Harry Overly, President and CEO of Sun-Maid, faced when he took over the company in 2017. The brand had vast stores of emotional equity, not to mention the familiarity and fondness for its iconic red raisin boxes. But it didn't have a coordinated consumer marketing strategy and had missed an entire generation of consumers. Overly relied on data and customer feedback to bring the brand to the present.
Sheel Mohnot is a Co-Founder and General Partner @ Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M fund that leads rounds in pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies globally. Sheel and Jake (his co-founder) invested for many years together before founding BTV and wrote checks into Mercury, Flexport, Ramp, and Hippo Insurance to name a few. As for Sheel, before BTV he ran 500 Fintech for close to 7 years, and before that was a founder, founding two companies, both of which were acquired. If that was not enough, Sheel is also a master at measuring the width of swimming pools and making cameo appearances in music videos with Justin Bieber. In Todays Episode with Sheel Mohnot We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Sheel made his way into the world of venture having founded 2 fintech companies? Why did no LPs give Sheel money in the early 500 Fintech days? What were some of his biggest lessons from investing in 100s of companies with 500 Fintech? How did BTV with Jake come together most recently? What are the biggest differences to Sheel of being a fund manager vs being an investor? 2.) The Power Law: How does Sheel define "the power law" in venture capital? What multiple of return would be power law status? Given the size of outcome available with these power law returns, how does Sheel approach portfolio construction? Would it not be best to invest in 100s of companies? Who does Sheel believe has done the indexing approach best? Why? 3.) Venture Capital has Never Been Less Collaborative: Why does Sheel disagree with Harry that venture capital has never been less collaborative? Why now, for the first time, are large multi-stage funds taking single-digit ownership? Does Sheel agree with Harry it is moronic to have "guaranteed pro-rata"? How does Sheel approach re-investment decision-making? When does he pay up vs not? 4.) The Biggest Wins and Misses: What have been Sheel's biggest wins from a cashback and a multiple perspective? How did Sheel miss the chance to invest in both Robinhood and Chime early on? What did he not see? How would he have thought differently with the benefit of hindsight? How have Sheel's biggest hits and misses impacted how he invests today? 5.) Emerging and Frontier Markets: Does Sheel share Harry's concern for the removal of capital from emerging markets? Why does Sheel believe that India, South East Asia and LATAM will be fine? Why does Sheel believe Pakistan and Africa are most in trouble? What advice does Sheel give to his emerging markets founders today? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Sheel's Favourite Book: Enders Game
Do you ever feel like your decisions in love are made from fleeting, passionate emotions instead of rationality? Are you finding yourself getting hurt often and easily, maybe easier than ever before? Here's what to do about that. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: - How to go from feelings to action - Your self-image as a woman - Taking intelligent actions and having a REAL strategy WANT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOURSELF IN JUST 2 MINUTES? After over 17 years of helping hundreds of women find their soulmates, we've identified 5 different Love Patterns, each with different characteristics that can keep you from finding true love. Find what your Love Pattern is and what to do about it by taking our free, 2 minute quiz. Just go to https://singletosoulmate.com/quiz, discover your Love Pattern, and learn what changes you can make starting TODAY. ---- DID YOU ENJOY THIS EPISODE? If so, please let us know by leaving a review and sharing it with a friend that might get something out of it. To be notified when a new episode comes out, subscribe to the show on your favorite platform.
Are you using common words and phrases that are now considered socially inappropriate? Culturally appropriated or insensitive? Derogatory? Overly gendered? Non-inclusive? Or just annoying and overused? If so, you are not alone. In this episode, Mary and Chris explore words and phrases that are now deemed problematic.We'd love to tell you what they are, but we don't want to get in trouble with the language police, so you'll have to listen to learn what is acceptable and what isn't in today's enlightened and more inclusive world. Don't say that we didn't warn you. And just for the record, we'll miss some of these expressions! Show us your love. Please give us a review wherever you listen to your podcasts. We're here to help you succeed! Send us your workplace dilemmas or career questions. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us: @cubicleconfide1. All names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent... Check out the University of Washington's Guide to Inclusive Language: https://itconnect.uw.edu/work/inclusive-language-guide/
Have you ever used Google Drive to negotiate your most elaborate scenes? When beloved Bawdy musician Rachel Lark meets new flame Tim on Tinder, they defeat their long distance woes with shared spreadsheets containing links to kinky video inspiration for their next date with requested words or phrases, potential triggers, sexy outfits and props to purchase, and more. But when they go off-script in a rented dungeon, they both learn that spontaneity can be surprisingly hot. #UnboxMe #Spreadsheets #RTFM #LowBattery #OrgasmControl #GoodbyeQuake Song: ‘The Manual Says' (Rachel Lark) About the Storyteller: Rachel Lark is a (formerly) Oakland-based singer/songwriter and the writer of the new musical, Coming Soon, which premiered in San Francisco in April 2022. Her music has been featured on Billboard, Upworthy, Boing Boing, Salon.com, The Savage Lovecast and more. She's been a long-time musical guest at Bawdy Storytelling, but this was Rachel Lark's storytelling debut. To learn more about Rachel Lark, check out patreon.com/rachellark And www.rachellark.com Episode links: Calm: We're partnering with Calm, the #1 mental wellness app, to give you the tools that improve the way you feel. Calm is offering an exclusive offer of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription to listeners of the Bawdy Storytelling podcast. Reduce stress and anxiety through guided meditations, improve focus with curated music tracks and rest and recharge with Calm's imaginative sleep stories, for children and adults. There's even new daily movement sessions, designed to relax your body & uplift your mind. Over 100 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds. Go to CALM.COM/Dixie & you'll get a special offer of 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription. Uberlube: Uberlube is a luxurious, high-grade silicone lubricant made from clean, body-friendly ingredients; it's just silicone with a little Vitamin E. Uberlube is Dixie's favorite lube, and they're offering Bawdy Storytelling listeners a special offer – 10% off and free shipping when you use my code “Dixie” at UberLube.com. That's 10% off and free shipping! Goodbye to Quake, the World's Best Dog: He was the Love of my Life, and I'll never get over this loss. If you wanna help out with Quake's End of Life/final Veterinary expenses, the GoFundMe is at https://bit.ly/QuakeTheSaint (Doing my job is so damn hard right now. I just wanna bury my face in his fur and grieve) P.S. Thank you for loving Quake, too.
Make your health an act of rebellion. Join The Healthy Rebellion Please Subscribe and Review: Apple Podcasts | RSS Submit your questions for the podcast here News topic du jour: https://www.diagnosisdiet.com/full-article/new-study-claims-red-meat-increases-risk-for-heart-attacks-and-strokes Podcast Questions: 1. Sugar & Fruit [11:17] Justin says: Hello Rob and Nicki, I read Wired to Eat and Sacred Cow and listen to your podcast every week. Your books and podcast have been such a blessing to my health journey. Thank you. I have a question regarding fruit and sugar. I eat clean (no processed carbs / sugar / avoid seed oils) and mainly follow the Paleo path with the exception of pastured butter / cheese. I also practice daily intermittent fasting with a six hour eating window. I have cut out all added sugar (sweets, soda, etc) but typically have a bowl of organic blueberries, mixed fruit (pineapple, strawberries, etc) with chia seed pudding made with coconut milk after my lunch and dinner. Does the natural sugar in these fruits have a negative effect with regards to inflation and heart disease? Thanks so much for all you do. Justin 2. Jiu Jitsu and Nutrition [19:16] Strawberry (Yes my name is Strawberry) says: Overly exhausted the day after Jiu Jitsu grappling. I know you are a purple belt (which kudos!!) so I'm sure you have some real experience and great suggestions. I believe being this tired, I am not doing something right. In a nut shell I avoid bread and flour (unless my daughter makes cookies) I have a spoon of honey with my matcha or smoothie I avoid big meals first thing in the morning, I break my fast about 10-1030am, I'll have a handful of nuts, a smoothie with collagen (add fruit seldom). I have 2 cups of coffee a day My meals consist of veggies, proteins, and fat. If there is a carb, its more at dinner time. I get out side as much as possible (an hour or more a day) (With diet, I'm no saint, so I know it's not perfect like above, but that is about 80% of the time) I read before bed (books not screens!) The days I know I'm going to go train, I do eat breakfast and try to fit in some extra food. Training is at night, we're done rolling by 8pm. I'M FREAKING TIRED! My goal is to be energized and go to class 3 times a week. When I'm tired, I am grumpy, and my husband or kids don't deserve that !! They like an energized happy mama ^_^ Any suggestions? (-Follow up email after asking her some basic questions-) Welp… I don't count calories or carbs. (Maybe that's my problem) I'll have complex carbs at night and especially after training (potato's, pasta, homemade bread). I'll add 1/2 banana or a handful of frozen strawberries to a smoothie during the day. I'll sneak in extra carbs sometimes but not often. Lunch, will typically be salad/veggie with protein and high fat. (Nuts, with olive oil on salad, etc) I got a free sample of LMNT from Roll Model camp and I'm going to purchase more cause it does help. Last night I had a pack right after class and I feel good today! I worship my sleep. My family picks on me because I think 930pm is late. But on nights I'm training I may not get to sleep til midnight from cooling off! Sadly my gym doesn't have morning classes. The high intensity seems like my body needs to chill out for quite sometime. We got our sauna running (last 2 weeks) and after training I go in there and it helps but not always. I avoid screens cause it does fuck up my sleep but my husband,( his love language is watching shows together) so I'll watch a show with him from time to time after class or weekends. With the summer, the kids home and husband, I'm trying to not always be a “stick in a mud” if you know what I mean? Sorry this was long winded! But it's actually helping me realize a few things…. Sponsor: The Healthy Rebellion Radio is sponsored by our electrolyte company, LMNT. Proper hydration is more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes too! Check out The Healthy Rebellion Radio sponsor LMNT for grab-and-go electrolyte packets to keep you at your peak! They give you all the electrolytes want, none of the stuff you don't. Click here to get your LMNT electrolytes Transcript: You can find the transcript (pasted text and PDF both) at https://robbwolf.com/2022/08/05/fruit-sugar-tired-from-bjj-thrr119/
Wine is a product of nature, human intervention, chemistry, and it's subject to many outside influences – storage, transport, handling – that can do a number on what's inside the bottle. In this episode, we cover the main things that could go wrong with wine, how they got there, and what to do about it (where possible)! Photo: Pixabay Shout out to Jamie Goode, the outstanding scientist and wine writer who makes so many complex science concepts so easy to understand. Here is the link to his book, “The Science of Wine from Vine to Glass,” from which some of the reference materials for the pod were taken. Also to “Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia,” who (always with the humor of Tom Stevenson) brings up a number of very real faults that a lot of the mainstream wine press forget to mention (sauerkraut, anyone?). Other sources are below! Here are the show notes: We start with defining what a flaw is in a wine, versus a taint, as defined by Jamie Goode. Then we talk about just plain old sucky wine. Flaw v Taint: Flaw is endemic to the wine, it happened in winemaking or vineyard Taint is from outside winemaking, like from packaging or from the winery We discuss the Japanese concept that talks about how small flaws can accentuate beauty (it is called Wabi-Sabi, the art of imperfection). Not all technical flaws are bad! NOT FLAWS: Next we tackle things that need to be dealt with, but aren't flaws or taints: Sediment: What is it? Tannin chains combining and falling out of solution. Looks like your coffee filter threw up or there are brown flakes in the wine. What do you do? Decant, get a filter Sediment on a glass from Canva Images Cork floating in your wine: What is it? User error or an old cork. If you break the cork when you take it out, it may drop some flakes into the wine. If it's an old cork, this is even more likely! What do you do? Fish it out with you finger, a spoon, or get a filter Film/oily looking stuff on the surface: What is it? Most likely it's dishwashing soap residue from either glasses or decanter What do you do? Clean your glasses of the residue, send the glass back if you're in a restaurant. At home, warm water is often good enough to clean wine glasses as long as you have a good brush Bubblegum, pear drop, nail-polish like aromas: What is it? These aromas come from carbonic maceration, a red winemaking technique where the winemaker ferments the grapes with no oxygen or yeast. Instead they use carbon dioxide to promote the conversion of sugar and malic acid to alcohol. Byproducts of this process are these aromas, and more to boot. Overly cool fermentations can also cause these types of aromas. What do you do? If you hate this, chuck the bottle or give it away and remember you don't like wines made with carbonic maceration. Never buy Beaujolais Nouveau! Tartrate crystals: What is it? Crystals appear either on the side of the cork that was in contact with the wine or, often, at the bottom of the glass in white wines. Tartaric acid was not fined, filtered or stabilized out so tartaric acid crystals formed and the wine cleaned itself up naturally! What do you do? Dare I say it again? Get a filter and get them out if they are in your wine. If they are on the cork, admire how pretty they are and enjoy the wine. Earthiness, green pepper notes: What is it? Just normal wine flavors. The earthiness could be from terroir or it could be the grape. Green pepper is from a compound called methoxypyrazine that is common in Cabernet Sauvignon and its parents, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc What do you do? If you love it, drink wines with those profiles. If not, there are plenty of wines without these characteristics Before getting into the major faults, I discuss one that is on the line: Cloudy/Hazy wine: If it's not sediment causing the problem, it could be protein. It may settle out or it may just be part of the wine. Natural wines and unfiltered wines have haze often. Just proceed with caution if you see it. It could be fine or indicate a flaw to come. Then we hit the hard-core flaws 1. Cork taint What is it? It comes across as musty, wet dog, wet wool, cardboard or, at lower levels, as a wine with acidity and bitterness but no fruit flavor. It is caused by a molecule called TCA, which lives in the pockets of corks but also barrels, cardboard, wood cases, and corks (so yes, screw cap wines can have taint!) What do you do? About 1-3 bottles in 100 have TCA taint, since cork is better chosen and sanitized now. People also use cork alternatives – plastic corks, screw caps, etc, but event those aren't foolproof. If you get a corked wine, return it. There's no fixing it (although occasionally if the wine is just musty, a good swirl and some time will bring it back) Photo: Pexels 2. Oxidation What is it? When too much oxygen enters the wine in production, bottling, or storage (the cork or screw cap wasn't affixed properly), the wine can be exposed to too much oxygen. Oxygen is important to making a wine taste great when it's in your glass but if it has too much oxygen before you are ready to drink it, it can make white wines a little brown/tawny, reds a little orange/brown. They will have Sherry-like notes, which shouldn't be there and they will acquire nutty, smelly caramel notes in reds or, if it occurs with Volatile Acidity – vinegar notes. Oxidized wine can also be flat in flavor and aroma What do you do? If it tastes ok to you, drink it! It won't get better so if you hate it and it's oxidized, bring it back 3. Volatile acidity (VA) What is it? When acetic acid or lactic bacteria is present on the grapes or in the winemaking and has these substances have sufficient oxygen to grow, the wine will taste like vinegar, or nail polish remover. At low levels, VA can present savory and sweet notes that taste good, but at high levels the wine is undrinkable. What do you do? Bring it back for an exchange or refund 5. Reduction/sulfur issues What is it? If you make wine in a reductive fashion – with very little oxygen and utilize too much sulfur, things can go wrong. Yeast make volatile sulfur compounds and things go bad quickly. Hopefully the winemaker catches it before bottling. If not, your wine will smell like burnt rubber, skunk, onion, garlic, rotten eggs, and smelly drains. These are ethyl mercaptans and they are so gross. What do you do? If any of the above listed smells are in your wine, return it. There is one related thing, however, that may be ok: the smell of matchstick or flint. You may find those aromas in wines that have been made in a reductive fashion. If you swirl or aerate the wine, it will blow off. If your wine has a struck match aroma, rather than a burnt one, give it a few minutes before you issue a verdict and return it. Reductive wines can smell like skunk! Photo: Pixabay 5. Maderized wine What is it? The wine has been cooked from poor storage or transport. Often these wines are also oxidized (bonus!). They taste like stewed fruit, burnt caramel, and jam. If you look at cork you may see wine leaking out, and when you remove the cork, there is often wine up and down the sides What do you do? The wine is toast. You can't save it, so return it. 6. Bubbles in a still wine: What is it? Carbon dioxide has infiltrated the wine. It could be added for texture and style fizz like in Vinho Verde, some Austrian and German wines. OR, and this is the flaw, the wine was bottles with too much residual sugar after fermentation, and yeast were still alive. That fizz is an unplanned secondary fermentation happening in the bottle: re-fermentation has started What do you do? If it's intentional, it's great. You can swirl to get the bubbles out and that sometimes works if you don't like seeing bubbles (or you can just make peace with them)! If it's frothy from secondary fermentation – it's spoiled, bring it back to the shop. 7. Lightstrike What is it? Ultraviolet (UV) and blue rays from artificial lights and the sun break up amino acids in wine and cause it to stink like cabbage, cauliflower, farmyard/poo skunk, and cardboard. This fault happens most often with whites and wine in clear bottles. According to San Francisco retailer J.J. Buckley, clear bottles block only 10% of light, amber bottles block 90% of light, and green bottles block 50% of light. That means whites and rosés in clear bottles are especially susceptible. What do you do? The bottle is ruined, return it Cabbage smelling wine is often from Lightstrike Photo: Pixabay 8. Brettanomyces: What is it? Metabolites produced by yeast called Brettanomyces bruxellensis – (shortened to brett in wine parlance), wait around until AFTER fermentation, then they consume the residual sugar saccharomyces cerevisiae (normal yeast) have left. The byproducts are flavor chemicals that can lead to manure, horse saddle, band aid, medicinal, and metallic notes. This happens mostly in red wines, as white wines have acidity to protect them. What do you do? How you view the wine is really based on taste. Flavors vary based on the strain of brett, and the level of it in the wine. At low levels it adds gaminess, earthiness, spice, and savory notes to the wine. It can be hard to pinpoint in a wine. If you like these types of flavors, you likely enjoy brett. If not, stick with more New World wines from larger wineries, as they really try to eliminate all traces of the metabolite! 9. Mousy What is it? In wines without sulfite protection, mainly natural wines these days, the wine has a few molecules that smell like a mouse or mouse pee. The wine can seem fine when you open it but then the aroma and flavor can appear as the wine is in the glass. Often it just stinks right from the get-go What do you do? Sensitivity varies. Some people hate it, some are ok with it. Some can really detect it, others don't notice it. Again, it's down to personal choice whether or not you return the wine for the flaw or accept and like it. 10. Smoke taint Fires in California have caused smoke taint. Photo: Unsplash What is it? A direct result of nearby wildfires. According to Australian research, grapes are most susceptible to smoke, ash, ashtray, singed, and cured meat notes if fires are near the grapes from the period after veraison (when grapes change color, the last stage of ripening) through harvest. Flavor compounds permeate the skins, especially and the result is red wines that are nearly impossible to save. Whites from wildfire vintages are usually ok, as there is no skin contact necessary and the pulp is protected by the skins, but red wines can't be fixed without affecting wine quality, for now. What do you do? For now, there is no solution to smoke taint. If you see a wine is from a vintage and an area that had wildfires, caveat emptor. Some wineries will release a wine even if it's like choking on an ashtray. Better to stick with whites from the area, if you can. _______________________________ Other stuff not always on the taint list! Soapiness: Happens when acids produced by yeast are like salts: Caprylic acid salt (decanoic acid), and leave a soapy taste especially in white wines. They smell like soap but are fruitier. This note is common in high-alcohol wines. (Source: the "Le Nez Du Vin" wine faults kit and Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia). Like everything, a small amount is tolerable, a larger amount is a fault (and of course, make sure that soapiness isn't from actual soap, as previously mentioned) Soapiness is a fault in a wine! Cheese: If it's subtle or in an old Riesling, cheese notes are usually good and integrate with the wine's flavors. If it's more like stinky cheese, it's from ethyl butryrate and the wine is done: Take it back Geranium notes in sweet wines are from sorbic acid or the degradation of geraniol aromas. It is considered a flaw, as are the phenol off-flavors of Carnation notes. Whether or not you like the wine is a matter of taste, but in high concentrations, it is gross and a flaw. Sauerkraut notes are a bridge too far beyond sour milk or sour cream and are from too much bacteria in the malolactic fermentation. Yuck! This is a definite return to the shop! This is by no means a total and complete list, but we did the best we can and hopefully it will help you ID what is a flawed or tainted wine and what is just a wine that is poorly made and bad. _______________________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsors this week: Wine Spies uncovers incredible wines at unreal prices - on Zinfandel, Barolo, Champagne...you name it - up to 75% off! It's not a club and there's no obligation to buy. They have a build-a-case option, so you can mix and match wines while enjoying free shipping on every purchase. Visit www.winespies.com/normal you'll get $10 credit to use on your first order! Check them out today! If you think our podcast is worth the price of a bottle or two of wine a year, please become a member of Patreon... you'll get even more great content, live interactions and classes! www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople To register for an AWESOME, LIVE WFNP class with Elizabeth go to: www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes
The Nats rallied to beat the Cardinals 7-5 in front of a crowd of over 34K on national TV. Mark & Al recap the victory that saw Josh Bell with a crucial late HR that gave Washington a lead they would not relinquish; in what will very likely be one of his final games with the organization. (08:30) Victor Robles had an eventful evening as he homered, made a webgem, had a poor throwing decision, and left the game early due to cramps. Robles has four homers on the season, three of which have come in the past two weeks. (20:40) Erick Fedde was placed on the IL due to right shoulder inflammation. Cory Abbott will start in his place on Tuesday instead of Cade Cavalli. This leads to a lengthy conversation as it seems the Nationals front office feel that Cavalli needs more time to develop on the farm. Overly cautious or overly concerning that he hasn't been called up yet? (39:10) We are under 72 hours until the trade deadline arrives and Juan Soto's future is still uncertain. This leads to Al wondering if there is quantifiable evidence as to what Soto's worth to the team he plays on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Eboo Patel is the founder of Interfaith America and the author of We Need to Build: Field Notes For Diverse Democracy. Patel also served as an advisor on faith to President Barack Obama. In this week's conversation, Yascha Mounk and Eboo Patel discuss why it's so common for faith-based organizations to serve communities beyond their own; why Patel once embraced critical race theory but eventually moved beyond it; and the vital role of civil society organizations in the fabric of American democracy. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John Taylor Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Albert Breer talks about the takeaways from the 2018 quarterback draft class to this point, the Browns' outlook going into the season with a likely suspension for Deshaun Watson, the balance in the AFC North and the overall playoff picture in the AFC.
Today YouTuber Ben from Overly Average Ben is joining Bethany and Liene to discuss Red Country and Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie! Spoilers begin at 21:12 Overly Average Ben: https://www.youtube.com/c/OverlyAverageBen Looking for a book mentioned in the episode? Check here! *Note that all links are affiliate links from which we earn a commission to support the podcast Books Mentioned Red Country by Joe Abercrombie: https://amzn.to/3Ps8QnE Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie: https://amzn.to/3aXCC4Q Books from On My Radar Nobody's Princess by Erica Ridley: https://amzn.to/3B9GDOo The Book of Gothic by Mary McMyne: https://amzn.to/3cynLxZ Team Chu and the Battle for Blackwood Arena by Julie C. Dao: https://amzn.to/3Pq1bq9 A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys: https://amzn.to/3IX4hiN The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon: https://amzn.to/3z1tLXX Ben and Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra: https://amzn.to/3oDwG4l Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok @Chapter3Podcast or watch episodes on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6yRiktWbWRAFpByrVk-kg Interested in early access to episodes, private Discord channels and other perks? Consider joining the Chapter 3 Patreon! Co-Hosts Bethany: https://www.youtube.com/c/beautifullybookishbethany Liene: https://www.youtube.com/c/LienesLibrary Izzy: https://www.youtube.com/c/HappyforNow
Most people these days have heard the term codependency, but plenty of people don't know what it looks like in real life or how to recognize it in themselves. Overly narrow descriptions of it exclude lots of real-life codependents, limiting our understanding and missing the hope that we can become stronger. Today Cinthia defines codependency and discusses a variety of ways it can operate in our day-to-day lives, as well as some areas we can begin to grow stronger. There are some really, really great people who struggle with codependency. Are you one of them? And, if so, what will you do with it? To dive deeper into the message of each podcast, we've created a study guide for each episode. Download your FREE Study Guide here! https://www.cinthiahiett.com/services-6
When kids have adult-directed activities filling every nook and cranny of their childhoods, they lose the ability to be a self-starter. They miss out on key developmental periods where the experiences of simple play help them learn to be creative and adaptable. Kim John Payne (author of Simplicity Parenting and many other books) co-wrote a book called "Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment" with Luis Fernando Llosa and Scott Lancaster and it probably wouldn't have been a book I would've initially picked up but Kim introduced us to Luis and I'm so thankful the path of my life led me to this book. It is filled with rich parenting and life insights. While youth sports culture is sufficiently covered, so are a considerable amount of other topics that are timely and needed for today's parents. We discuss the power of play, boredom, the upcoming job market, the gift of anticipation, peer mentoring, learning for mastery, how to respond to loss and failure, what should define success in childhood and in life, and more! Beyond Winning went right to the top of my list as a favorite parenting book. You can learn more about Luis at Whole Child Sports: https://www.wholechildsports.com/ You can purchase Beyond Winning (and many other phenomenal books) here: https://www.simplicityparenting.com/book-store Finally, you can pre-order Luis's newest book with Kim John Payne that releases August 9th, Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens here: https://amzn.to/3B47tHo
SAY MY NAME SAY MY NAME… Seriously. How proud is your partner to be with you? Are you their dirty little secret (shout out All American Rejects) or do they scream your name from the rooftops? Sloots, today Sofia is helping you figure out whether or not you are being POCKETED. You probably already know the answer to this, but sometimes you need someone to lay it all out for you - and that's what Sloot University is for. Heading into this holiday weekend Sofia is doing A LOT. In light of her going on yet another tropical vacation (because her life is so hard), she vents about her gripes with the OVERLY organized community, specifically the ones on TikTok. You know the ones who are fully packed 3 days in advance for their trip with every moment of their itinerary planned out before they even arrive at the airport? Those people. Naturally, because she's making fun of a group of people, it's only right she made fun of herself. Sofia decided to find some of the best negative reviews about herself and read them for you all to enjoy. Staying humble is key! Finally, Sofia gives us the lowdown on EVERYTHING that went down during the recent Nelk Boys prank featuring Sofia (and the Sloot Media team). If you haven't seen it yet, RUN don't walk to Youtube. It's some real wedding crasher shit people. Sloots, sit back and relax - because there's nothing more relaxing than listening to someone whose life is more of a train wreck than yours. Follow Sofia on Instagram and Twitter @SofiaFranklyn Find merch HERE: https://sofiafranklyn.com/ Merit: http://www.meritbeauty.com/SOFIA to get their free reusable makeup bag with your purchase SkinSolutions.MD: https://sofia.skinsolutions.md for a discounted price FitOn: Join over 10 million people getting their FitOn. Work out for free anytime, anywhere. Text SOFIA to 64-000 to join FitOn for free AZO: http://azoproducts.com promo code PODCAST Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices