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Ray Taylor Show
The Midnight Club S1E6 “Witch” Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTS

Ray Taylor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 57:48


The Midnight Club S1E6 “Witch” Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTSSubscribe: InspiredDisorder.com/rts Binge Ad Free: InspiredDisorder.com/plus Show topic: At Midnight Club, Kevin continues his story about the teenage serial killer, and Ilonka tells a story about a modern-day witch who tries to use magic to help her friends. Anya collapses again, but Ilonka refuses to accept her fate peacefully. Ilonka meets Shasta in the woods; Shasta reveals that she knows about the five-goddess worship and that the religion is much older than Paragon. Ilonka asks the Midnight Club to do a ritual following Shasta's instructions, and all of them participate. With Anya's health hanging in the balance, Ilonka and the others move quickly to perform a ritual from the Midnight Club's past.Director: Axelle Carolyn Writers: Chinaka Hodge (written for the screen by), Mike Flanagan (written for the screen by) Leah Fong Stars: Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth CoddJOIN Inspired Disorder +PLUS Today! InspiredDisorder.com/plus Membership Includes:Members only discounts and dealsRay Taylor Show AD-FREE + Bonus EpisodesLive Painting ArchiveComplete Podcast Back CatalogueRay's Personal Blog, AMA and so much MORE!Daily Podcast: Ray Taylor Show - InspiredDisorder.com/rts Daily Painting: The Many Faces - InspiredDisorder.com/tmf ALL links: InspiredDisorder.com/links

Security Clearance Careers Podcast
Security Careers Are Exploding

Security Clearance Careers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 18:24


One of the easiest ways to get your foot in the door to a national security career (and a clearance for that matter) is by becoming a field investigator. But your security career certainly doesn't end there, and the fact of the matter is, whether physical or information, security careers are exploding in our sector.Mike Runyan assumed the role of Director of Risk Management in 2020 with nearly twenty years of experience within the Securitas family of companies. He joins the podcast to dish on everything related to security cleared careers.Beginning his career with Pinkerton, Mike served in several roles including an assignment abroad in the Jakarta, Indonesia office and ultimately as Managing Director for the Washington, DC office before joining Paragon's parent company, Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services (SCIS), in 2014. In his most recent role as the National Account Director for SCIS, Mike was responsible for managing operations countrywide for multiple large clients. This included coordinating the use of PRM solutions and expertise to enhance traditional physical security programs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

LongDays with Yannis Pappas
Ari Shaffir | Longdays with Yannis Pappas

LongDays with Yannis Pappas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 79:00


Ari has made one of the best comedy specials you'll ever see. It's on YouTube and it's crushing. Watch Jew here: https://youtu.be/y2YtIBYM4w0 Sponsors Bon Charge https://boncharge.com/pages/fumes Promo code: fumes Dad Grass https://dadgrass.com/pages/FUMES?utm_source=paragon_fumes&utm_medium=podcast_sponsorship&utm_campaign=fumes Raycon https://rayconglobal.com/pages/longdays?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=longdays&nb_platform=partner-lp&nb_ppid=podcast&nb_cpid=fumes Promo: early bf Roman https://ro.co/hair-loss/?c=063f7ac6a6d965234d1f5cb22beb02e7&utm_source=Paragon&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=podcast&utm_content=long_days Watch Yanni's stand up special: https://youtu.be/ArlCFemEDvQ Join our Patreon for hilarious bonus episodes each week: https://www.patreon.com/yannilongdays Join our highlights page for podcast highlight clips: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfMy34qIYYy7XiRaHKO1ykw New episodes every Saturday and new bonus every Thursday on Patreon.com/yannilongdays Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Boot Boy Ska Show
Episode 2646: Saturday With The Stars With Michelle Featuring The Paragons 22nd October 2022 On www.bootboyradio.net

Boot Boy Ska Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 64:16


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The Tech Trek
Effectively Onboarding New Engineers

The Tech Trek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 31:02


In this episode, Ishmael Samuel, the co-founder and CTO at Paragon, discusses how to effectively onboard new hires. He goes over what should be included in onboarding and thinking about the team's velocity when making a new hire. Key Takeaways: Walk through the onboarding process A holistic view of products as a customer Importance of filing issues Opinionated frameworks and tools Integrations as a core value prop Understanding a new hire's biggest blocker is key Why is it important to ask team members for feedback? Building a real relationship with your team members. Sprint planning About today's guest: Ishmael Samuel is CTO and co-founder of Paragon, an embedded integration platform that allows SaaS companies to connect their product to their customers' data and expedite their integration roadmap. Before Paragon, Ishmael founded CTRL LA, a software development agency that built web and mobile apps for companies, including Universal Studios and Uber. Alongside building Paragon, Ishmael advises technical teams and angel invests in startups. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishmaelsamuel ___ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Tech Trek, and we would appreciate it if you would take a minute to rate and review us on your favorite podcast player. Want to learn more about us? Head over at https://www.elevano.com Have questions or want to cover specific topics with our future guests? Please message me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirbormand (Amir Bormand)

Iron Dandelions
Building Your Brand FT. Heather Demers

Iron Dandelions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 48:54


Inda & Amanda sit down with Entrepreneur Heather who is a successful Beachbody coach, military spouse, has over 30K followers on Instagram and Tik-Tok and has several partnerships with companies like HydroJug, PinkLily, Paragon activewear and more! We talk about how she went from meeting her husband on Facebook to moving in with him 8 months later, leaving her job, family and friends. The transition from civilian life to military life and finding her purpose within that. We talk about how to build your brand on social media & the many doors it has opened for her. This is a funny, empowering, light-hearted episode that was so much fun! Finding Heather: website: https://www.heatherdemers.com/virtual-fit-club Paragon Fitwear https://www.paragonfitwear.com CODE: Heather Hydrojug https://www.heatherdemers.com/virtual-fit-club CODE: Heather10 instagram.com/heatherdemersfit

Ray Taylor Show
The Midnight Club S1E5 “See You Later” Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTS

Ray Taylor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 63:16


The Midnight Club S1E5 “See You Later” Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTSSubscribe: InspiredDisorder.com/rts Binge Ad Free: InspiredDisorder.com/plus Show topic: Ilonka gives Anya CPR, reviving her. Ilonka reads the book, which is a diary written by Athena, a survivor of Paragon. Paragon, a health cult founded by Athena's mother Aceso in 1931, practiced five-goddess worship and blood sacrifice, and culminated in a group murder-suicide orchestrated to extend Aesco's lifespan. Ilonka thinks that Julia read Athena's diary and found a way to cure her cancer. Ilonka has another vision of old Brightcliffe and follows the old woman through the halls into the library, where she bumps into Kevin. At Midnight Club, Spencer tells everyone about the intercom voice, and Amesh tells a story about a gamer who's invited to play a seemingly unwinnable war game. Anya confesses to Ilonka that she's scared of the shadow, which makes Ilonka more determined to find a cure. Ilonka digs deeper into Brightcliffe's mysteries - and receives an unexpected gift. Later that night, the club gathers for Amesh's "Death Day" party.Director: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Writers: Julia Bicknell (written for the screen by), Mike Flanagan (written for the screen by), Leah Fong Stars: Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth CoddJOIN Inspired Disorder +PLUS Today! InspiredDisorder.com/plus Membership Includes:Members only discounts and dealsRay Taylor Show AD-FREE + Bonus EpisodesLive Painting ArchiveComplete Podcast Back CatalogueRay's Personal Blog, AMA and so much MORE!Daily Podcast: Ray Taylor Show - InspiredDisorder.com/rts Daily Painting: The Many Faces - InspiredDisorder.com/tmf ALL links: InspiredDisorder.com/links

Baring It All
Building A Thriving Business With Paragon Honda Partner, Brian Benstock

Baring It All

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 44:08


Be relentless in pursuit!! Brian Benstock is a partner in the Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura dealerships, the largest and most productive Honda dealerships in North America. Brian Benstock joins us today to discuss best business practices. Brian believes that being authentic, chasing dreams, and respecting customers are the best way to be successful in a thriving business. Brian and Barbara also talk about the exciting future of private aviation. Tune in today to learn how to pursue your passions and create a prosperous business and financial future. IN THIS EPISODE: [1:25] Brian introduces himself and discusses his background.   [5:15] Brian discusses the private aviation future.  [15:50] Brian talks about the responsibility of having employees and helping them be successful.  [17:25] You can never pre-judge people and risk of dismissing someone. [31:18] Brian talks about how he got started with investments and what future investments look like. [35:20] What is Brians's vision of how the industry is going?  [37:05] How to use experiences to project you forward.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: There is a decision, not a condition. If you have an interest in things, go for it! Everybody is a buyer. Get curious about why people are there. Remove the judgment because judging can make you lose the sale. Pay attention to everybody. Celebrating others brings appreciation and abundance to your life. Instead of looking negatively at others and what they have, celebrate them, and more will come your way. See their things as possibilities for yourself; if you put in the work, you can have it too.  RESOURCE LINKS: Brian Benstock Website Expert Secrets Book Baring it All Website BIO: Brian Benstock is the General Manager and Vice President of the #1 Certified Honda and Acura dealer in the world, Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura. The Paragon stores have grown rapidly, selling more than 950 cars per month and 32 cars every single day.  A husband, father of 5, a sought-after keynote speaker, author, podcast host, and forward-thinking thought leader in the automotive industry, Benstock has been Interviewed by CNN Money, FOX Business,  Bloomberg, Automotive News, and The New York Daily News. Benstock is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking philosophy on consumer-driven business, “The Future is Frictionless.” Benstock brokered a partnership with Google to develop a revolutionary App that allows cay buyers to purchase online, request service with Google Voice technology, and get their cars delivered without having to set foot into the dealership. Since 2017, Paragon has provided this service to over 150,000 customers. Today's industry challenges require that dealers create optimal business productivity and output while minimizing the risk. Benstock has been at the forefront of leveraging technology and data to provide exceptional customer-centric results. Since his career began in 1982, he's held every position in the dealership from sales consultant to finance manager, general sales manager, and finally, a partner within the organization. His commitment to lifelong learning has informed his business at every level and propelled him to the top of his field. An active player in his community, Benstock works to support the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, Team for Kids, NY Roadrunners, the American Cancer Society, Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Starlight Foundation, and the Hias Foundation. He is also an avid competitive runner, completing 23 marathons, including Boston, Chicago, London, and New York.

GigaBoots Podcasts
Glover, Paragon, and The Witcher Return | BIG THINK DIMENSION #194

GigaBoots Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 151:33 Very Popular


Hope my 4090 doesn't melt.   Become a podlord or normal patron today! http://www.patreon.com/GBPodcasts RSS Feed: https://gbpods.podbean.com/   Kris Wolfheart's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kriswolfheart GigaBoots' Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gigaboots GB Main Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gigaboots GB Fan Discord: https://discord.gg/XAGcxBk #RTX4090 #Paragon #Gamepass

Kinda Funny Games Daily
What is Geoff Keighley Hiding?! - Kinda Funny Games Daily 10.28.22

Kinda Funny Games Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 53:27 Very Popular


Assassin's Creed Multiplayer and Paragon are making a return! Blessing and Tim talk about it all, also WHAT IS GEOFF HIDING? Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:04:00 - Housekeeping Who ya gonna call to talk #GhostbustersVR? Us! Monday, our Halloween stream kicks off with a Ghostbusters VR world premiere! Greg's played it, he's talking to the team who made it, and they're debuting the name and key art! Don't miss it! This is the start of our all day live stream. After KFGD we're going until 5pm Pacific today playing games and having fun right here on Twitch and Youtube to push the bar on Patreon.com/KindaFunny. There's a new episode of PS I Love You XOXO out today all about the best games of 2022 that we've yet to finish. That's up in all the regular places. The Roper Report  - 00:07:56 - Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin's Creed Multiplayer 00:19:21 - Paragon is being revived 00:24:50 - Sega claims the Sonic franchise has surpassed 1.5 billion sales and downloads 00:31:24 - Ad 00:33:20 - What has Keighley seen?! 00:40:17 - Steam's changing its Big Picture UI to match Steam Deck 00:42:36 - Joe Skrebels (a made up name) is leaving IGN 00:44:35 - Out today 00:46:00 - “What would you like to see come next from the world of Bayonetta?” - Kozibear 00:52:05 - You‘re Wrong

AutoExpert
National greenwashing champions: the tyre industry

AutoExpert

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 25:44


A tyre company going out on a limb doing its bit to "save the planet". Are we not all just going a little too far pretending to be Paragons of environmental virtue, no matter how filthy the underlying industry is in which we operate. OLIGHT DISCOUNT! (These are awesome.) Get 12% off here >> Use code AEJC Save thousands on any new car (Australia-only) by contacting me via AutoExpert.com.au here >> Help support my independent reporting, securely, via Patreon here >> AutoExpert discount roadside assistance package (with no joining fees) here >> On Bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt >> F*#king Apostrophes textbook: https://amzn.to/3IpskpA Did you like this report? You can help support the channel, securely via PayPal here >>

The Astro Ben Podcast
Bailey Burns: Systems Engineer at Paragon Space, analogue astronaut and Rubik's cube master!

The Astro Ben Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 38:03


Bailey is an experienced system engineer with a history of working in mechanical engineering in the space industry. Bailey does a lot of STEM outreach and is also an accomplished “analogue astronaut” with plans to do more missions next year. Bailey is a Rubik's Cube ambassador and has solved a Rubik's cube with ZeroG! In this episode, Ben and Bailey discuss trusting in yourself and your equipment, why we are all Jedi force wielders and why are Rubik's cubes so cool in space! Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsor: Spaced Ventures: https://www.spacedventures.com/ to invest shares of actual space startups! OUTLINE: Here's approximate timestamps for the episode. 01:03 Spaced Ventures  01:26 Introducing Bailey ‘ninjaneergirl' 02:30 How Bailey got into space? 04:04 Paragon 04:31 Axiom 05:30 Space suits for space tourists? 06:19 Making space suits suitable for all 07:34 Analogue Astronauts - hi seas  https://www.hi-seas.org/ 10:19 Main function of analogues  12:25 What makes hi seas so good  13:20 No phone in analogue! 14:25 Analogue at sea! 16:20 Scuba Diving Vs Spacewalks  18:25 Rubik's cube  20:31 Why is Rubik's so cool in space? 23:00 Inspiring the next generation 24:50 SpaceKind http://www.spacekind.org/ 29:25 Jedi force wielders! 31:39 Overview Effect 33:35 Bailey's aspirations for the future 36:25 Wrap up and socials Follow Bailey Burns: Website - www.aspacestory.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ninjaneergirl/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ninjaneergirl Stay connected with us! Use #Astroben across various social media platforms to engage with us! Website: www.astroben.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astrobenpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gambleonit Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/astrobenpodcast/

Faithless Brewing
Angels and Demons: Fun Pioneer Decks to Try Before #MTGBRO

Faithless Brewing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 88:45 Very Popular


Season 15, Episode 20: Brew Session (Ertai Resurrected, Vesuvan Duplimancy, Kaalia, Zenith Seeker) + Flashback (The Elder Dragon War) The end of days approaches! Or at least, the end of Dominaria United season. With The Brothers' War just around the corner, David has unfinished business with a few intriguing cards from recent sets. Have you ever countered your own Demonic Pact trigger with Ertai Resurrected? Or used Kaalia, Zenith Seeker to find Serra Paragon and Blade of the Oni, and then re-bought the Kaalia with the Paragon? Or how about setting up Vesuvan Duplimancy and then unleashing Goblin Dark-Dwellers for an instant army in a can? If you answered “No” to these questions, it's possible that you've settled for having less fun than you could. David is here to explain some of his wilder Pioneer concepts, with an assist from the prodigal co-host, Zach “Manacymbal” Ryl. The crew also discusses their testing results with The Elder Dragon War, looking at two different concepts.   Like our content? Support us on Patreon and join our brewing community!   Decklists for this episode can be viewed at FaithlessBrewing.com   Decklists Zach's Izzet Rielle Looting David's Naya Brought Back David's Naya Brought Back (proposed update) David's Grixis Demonic Release David's Mardu Angels and Demons David's Izzet Duplimancy

Road to Redline : The Porsche and Car Podcast
Autumn market update & specialist sales secrets!

Road to Redline : The Porsche and Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 95:06


Lee and Max rock up to trusted Porsche specialists, Paragon GB, for an after-hours curry and chat with Mark Sumpter, Jamie Tyler and Jason Shepherd! With over 75 years of experience in the Porsche industry between them, Mark, Jamie and Jason are well placed to answer questions from Lee and Max regarding the current market climate, the development of new trends over the last two years, and how people are choosing to buy their cars. You can also expect plenty of chat on 997.2 v 991.1, the 996 GT2, and new 992 Carrera T. Thanks to the affable Paragon team for their time… and the curry! For more information on Paragon GB and their exemplary Porsche stock, visit www.paragongb.com or take a look at the 9WERKS Marketplace. You can follow Paragon on Instagram @paragonporsche. Sorry for the quality of Max's channel at some points in the episode.‘9WERKS Radio' @9werks.radio is your dedicated Porsche and car podcast, taking you closer than ever to the world's finest sports cars and the culture and history behind them. The show is brought to you by 9werks.co.uk, the innovative online platform for Porsche enthusiasts. Hosted by Porsche Journalist Lee Sibley @9werks_lee, 993 owner and engineer Andy Brookes @993andy and obsessive Porsche enthusiast & magazine junkie Max Newman @maxripcor, with special input from friends and experts around the industry, including you, our valued listeners.If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us using Patreon you can do so by hitting the link below, your support would be greatly appreciated.Support the show


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Ray Taylor Show
The Midnight Club S1E2 "The Two Danas" Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTS

Ray Taylor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 54:59


The Midnight Club S1E2 "The Two Danas" Episode Recap - Mike Flanagan - Leah Fong - Netflix - RTSSubscribe: InspiredDisorder.com/rts Binge Ad Free: InspiredDisorder.com/plus Show topic: Ilonka tries to investigate Julia and Brightcliffe's past as the headquarters of a cult named "Paragon", but Dr. Stanton, who runs Brightcliffe, claims ignorance of both topics. Ilonka explores the woods around Brightcliffe and meets Shasta, a woman who lives nearby and believes in the land's healing properties. Anya sees a shadow with red eyes watching her. For Midnight Club, Anya tells a story about a ballerina who made a deal with the devil. Ilonka breaks into Dr. Stanton's office with Kevin's help, and steals Julia's case file. Afterward, Ilonka has a vivid vision where she sees Brightcliffe as it was in the past, and a ghostly old woman.Anya brings bitterness to a tense group therapy session, and Ilonka meets a healer on the grounds. A deep cut sends a shaken Spencer to the infirmary.Director: Mike Flanagan Writers: Mike Flanagan, Julia Bicknell, Leah Fong Stars: Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd The Midnight Club follows a group of five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice, who begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories.Creators: Mike Flanagan, Leah Fong Stars: Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Igby Rigney JOIN Inspired Disorder +PLUS Today! InspiredDisorder.com/plus Membership Includes:Members only discounts and dealsRay Taylor Show AD-FREE + Bonus EpisodesLive Painting ArchiveComplete Podcast Back CatalogueRay's Personal Blog, AMA and so much MORE!Daily Podcast: Ray Taylor Show - InspiredDisorder.com/rts Daily Painting: The Many Faces - InspiredDisorder.com/tmf ALL links: InspiredDisorder.com/links

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network
It's Chaos Season! 160.1- Vik and Alex

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 44:37


HQ + Dark Apostle [6 PL, 110pts] : Mark of Slaanesh Illusory Supplication & Blissful Devotion . 2x Dark Disciple: 2x Close combat weapon Lord Discordant on Helstalker [10 PL, -2CP, 190pts] : Mark of Slaanesh . Baleflamer, Techno-virus injector, Impaler chainglaive, Bladed limbs & Mechatendrils . Flames of Spite [Aspiring Lord (- 1 CP)] . Mantle of Traitors [Gifts of Chaos (- 1 CP)] Master of Possession [7 PL, -1CP, 120pts] : Mark of Slaanesh . Pact of Flesh, Mutated Invigoration & Delightful Agonies . Liber Hereticus [Gifts of Chaos (- 1 CP)] + Troops + Cultist Mob [2 PL, 50pts] . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon . Cultist Champion : Autopistol and brutal assault weapon Cultist Mob [2 PL, 50pts] . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon . Cultist Champion : Autopistol and brutal assault weapon 5x Noise Marines [6 PL, 135pts]: Icon of Slaanesh . Noise Champion: Power Fist, Astartes Chainsword . 3x Noise Marine: Astartes Chainsword & Bolt Pistol . 1x Noise Marine: Blastmaster 5x Noise Marines [6 PL, 135pts]: Icon of Slaanesh . Noise Champion: Power Fist, Astartes Chainsword . 3x Noise Marine: Astartes Chainsword & Bolt Pistol . 1x Noise Marine: Blastmaster 5x Noise Marines [6 PL, 135pts]: Icon of Slaanesh . Noise Champion: Power Fist, Astartes Chainsword . 3x Noise Marine: Astartes Chainsword & Bolt Pistol . 1x Noise Marine: Blastmaster 5x Noise Marines [6 PL, 135pts]: Icon of Slaanesh . Noise Champion: Power Fist, Astartes Chainsword . 3x Noise Marine: Astartes Chainsword & Bolt Pistol . 1x Noise Marine: Blastmaster + Elites + Chaos Terminator Squad [19 PL, -1CP, 395pts]: Mark of Slaanesh . Terminator Champion : Black Rune of Damnation [Trophies of the Long War (- 1 CP)] Chainfist, Combi-melta . Chaos Terminator: Chainfist, Combi-melta . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Power fist, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter Possessed [7 PL, 140pts] . 4x Possessed: 4x Hideous mutations . Possessed Champion: Hideous mutations + Fast Attack + Venomcrawler [6 PL, 105pts]: 2x Excruciator cannon, Soulflayer tendrils and claws ++ Supreme Command Detachment +3CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [15 PL, 2CP, 300pts] ++ + Configuration + Legion: Black Legion + Primarch | Daemon Primarch | Supreme Commander + Abaddon the Despoiler [15 PL, -1CP, 300pts]: Warlord . Drach'nyen & Talon of Horus . Merciless Overseer . Eternal Vendetta . Paragon of Hatred ++ Total: [98 PL, 1 CP, 2,000pts] ++ EC Battalion Abaddon Despoiler - Warlord Traits Daemon Prince - Mantle of Traitors, Warptime Master of Possession - Liber Hereticus, Pact of Flesh, Mutated Invigoration, Delightful Agonies Dark Apostle - Illusory Supplication 5 Noise Marines - Power Fist, Blastmaster, Chainswords 5 Noise Marines - Power Fist, Blastmaster, Chainswords 5 Noise Marines - Power Fist, Blastmaster, Chainswords 5 Noise Marines - Power Fist, Blastmaster, Chainswords 5 Noise Marines -Blastmaster, Chainswords 10 Cultists 10 Terminators - 3 Power Fists, 2 Chain Fists, Black Rune of Damnation Venomcrawler Venomcrawler

Conversations About Art
99. Kate MccGwire

Conversations About Art

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 51:21 Very Popular


This week on my podcast “Conversations About Art” I spoke with Kate MccGwire, a British sculptor who spent her childhood growing up on the Norfolk Broads. Taking feathers as her primary medium, MccGwire goes through labour-intensive processes of collecting, sorting and cleaning her materials to create muscular, writhing forms reminiscent of Classical sculpture and creatures from mythology. Through her practice, MccGwire celebrates feathers, which are commonly shed or discarded, as the medium through which she articulates enigmatic anatomies that explore physical and introspective space. She and I discuss swimming in the river, unexpected and long term collaborations, the notion of place, tracing the practice of time, being lost, looking again at what you think you know, meditative processes, what she listens to in the studio, flow, flux, patterning and energy, the power of art, and having a weird life! Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky, has unveiled a new platform, The Art of Wonder in partnership with celebrated British sculptor, Kate MccGwire. The Art of Wonder will invite some of the most provocative artists of today to take inspiration from the craft of whisky blending to create a lasting tribute to the transformative power of creativity. For its inaugural release, Royal Salute has partnered with British sculptor, Kate MccGwire, who has created three beautifully sculpted and sensuous pieces; Paragon, Plethora, and Protean, under a body of work named Forces of Nature. Paragon is one of 21 bespoke sculptures, that sits with a remarkable 53 Year Old blended Scotch whisky, one of the highest ages ever released by Royal Salute. Plethora, which features sustainably sourced pheasant feathers flowing through the curves of copper repurposed from silent whisky stills, will be unveiled for the first time in Shanghai, China, in November 2022. Protean, the largest installation of the three, continues the theme of Plethora and will be revealed at Frieze, London on the 12th of October 2022. For more information, visit royalsalute.com or follow @royalsalute on social media. @kate_mccgwire

Is Fitz Happy?
Ep. 124 - Ch. 12 Ship of Magic - Of Derelicts and Slaveships

Is Fitz Happy?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 72:51


Our favorite insane Liveship, Paragon, is surprised to find Althea approach him. After some discussion with him, Althea finds a place to hunker down on board for the night and wait for Brashen, who comes back to sleep on board, as well. Meanwhile, Kennit and Sorcor have failed to catch a liveship, but have caught wind of their first slaver to attack.  We're reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb, book 1 of the Liveship Traders in The Realm of the Elderlings.

Adult Book Club
Adult Book Club Episode _ _: The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

Adult Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 106:55


This episode features The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. Spoilers are between 1:01-1:32 minute marks. We discuss at length the issues that we had with this book when it came to its writing style and language as well as our inability to connect with any of the characters. We also touch on different “Nobody” roles we have in our lives and then finish with our usual segments. Enjoy!

PWTorch Dailycast
PWTorch Dailycast – Wrestling Coast to Coast - Maitland & McClelland provide a live report from OWA's Good Trouble 4, more

PWTorch Dailycast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 69:48


In this Dailycast episode of Wrestling Coast to Coast, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland have a live report from Ohio Wrestling Alliance's Good Trouble Vol. 4, a great show featuring a six-man ladder match with Anthony Bennett, Carlie Bravo, Jumal Kyng, Myron Reed, O'Shay Edwards, and Tre Lamar; World Famous CB vs. Eli Isom; Suge D vs. Paragon; and more. Plus, it's the next match in IWTV's T4 Territory Tag Team Tournament with The Kirks against Kristian Ross and Chris Bradley. Then for VIP we tackle one of Justin's most anticipated matches - Tama Ku vs. Edge Stone for the Hurricane Pro Title - and Alex Shelley vs. Calvin Tankman for the Prestige Wrestling Title.

Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast
Session Zero is not just for RPGs

Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 114:03


Tonight we're talking about session zero, a popular RPG topic, but tonight we're looking at applying its principals to a board game group. After that we've got a review of Venn, a new party game from The OP and we finish up with our usual week in review where Moe updates everyone on his The Ghosts Betwixt Campaign.  Recorded on September 21st 2022. Join us Wednesday at Nine PM EST at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show be sure to Tip the Bellhop at: https://www.patreon.com/tabletopbellhop Detailed show notes: https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep188/ Disclosure: Links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Games mentioned may be review copies provided by publishers. SUGGESTION BOX  Send Feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com Point Salad  Unboxing https://youtu.be/X0dYBBULe7M Video Review https://youtu.be/UhLGPW6TC8Y Blog Review https://tabletopbellhop.com/game-reviews/point-salad/ Buy Point Salad https://amzn.to/3SxlHWK Eight Supers RPGs Article on the Blog https://tabletopbellhop.com/game-reviews/nine-super-hero-rpgs/ Podcast Segment https://youtu.be/5Hr7A3Mc7uA Prowlers & Paragons https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/346742/Prowlers--Paragons-Ultimate-Edition?affiliate_id=164999 The Red Burnoose Algeria 1857 Video Preview https://youtu.be/TnA0g3jJ2BU Blog https://tabletopbellhop.com/game-reviews/preview-the-red-burnoose-algeria-1857 Preorder https://hitemwithashoe.com/product/the-red-burnoose-algeria-1857/ ANNOUNCEMENTS No show on October 5th 2022 ASK THE BELLHOP  Session Zero for Board Games Related topics: Join The Club Podcast Ep 51 https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep051/ Tips for Starting your own Tabletop Gaming Club https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/gaming-club/ They Can't All Be Great Ep 78 https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep078/ How do you Deal With A Game Night Failure? https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/bad-game-night/ Active Game Nights Podcast Ep 122 https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep122/ How to Maintain a Regular Game Night https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/how-to-maintain-regular-game-night/ Send your questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com GAME ROOM: Venn A party game all about making connections between wonky art cards. Unboxing: https://youtu.be/aJTgCbcmtTw Written Review: https://tabletopbellhop.com/game-reviews/venn/ Buy it: https://amzn.to/3r5X2wN BELLHOP'S TABLETOP  Venn: https://amzn.to/3r5X2wN The Ghosts Betwixt https://theghostsbetwixt.com/ FIND US: Sign up for our newsletter: ](https://newsletter.tabletopbellhop.com/) [https://newsletter.tabletopbellhop.com](https://newsletter.tabletopbellhop.com/) Webpage: [https://tabletopbellhop.com](https://tabletopbellhop.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tabletopbellhop/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabletopbellhop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabletopbellhop/ YouTube: [https://www.youtube.com/tabletopbellhop Discord: https://discord.tabletopbellhop.com Twitch: https://twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop

Dirt Tracks & Rib Racks
Episode 64 - 4 Crown Nationals 2022 recap from the guys!

Dirt Tracks & Rib Racks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 88:23


For this episode, the guys review their weekend at Eldora Speedway for the 4 Crown Nationals! Stoking the Fire High Limit Racing purse boost and bounty $ USAC National Sprint race on September 30th moved to Kokomo The USAC Silver Crown points battle is neck and neck Dirt Draft results from us Highlights/play-by-play from our trip to Eldora (ends around 53:00:00 mark) Feature Finish XR Series @ Kokomo USAC National Sprints + Midgets at Gas City All of the results from 4 Crown @ Eldora World of Outlaws Late Models @ Boyds Speedway for the Stateline Showdown Lucas Oil Late Models @ Brownstown for the Jackson 100 Lincoln Park season finale and a track champion is crowned Paragon weekly USAC West Coast Sprints + Western States Midgets @ Ventura Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) @ Petaluma for the Adobe Cup SUPERdirtcar Series @ Albany Saratoga C-Bell's Micro Mania @ Lil Texas Motor Speedway Williams Grove Outlaw Tune Up Selinsgrove Speedway Jim Nace Memorial National Open (ends around 1:12:00 mark) The Smoke Kyle's salmon and chicken for the week Whistle Stop in Ansonia, OH Cooking at the track

Lancaster Connects
On the Rise: Women in Business With Kryn McClain & Paulina Colonna of Paragon Behavioral Health Services: Episode 63

Lancaster Connects

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 65:13


Paragon Behavioral Health Services started in December of 2017 as a small, women-owned behavioral health company with co-owners, Kryn McClain and Paulina Colonna as the sole providers. Paragon is defined as a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. If one thing was clear when they discussed how they named their business, it was that they were striving to build something that would be a model of excellence, so “Paragon” fit perfectly. Since 2017, they have grown from 2 employees to 76, from 1 service modality to 5, and from $400k gross revenue to a projection of $3 million annually in just under five years.Today, Paragon offers a range of mental health services: traditional outpatient therapy, autism diagnostic evaluations, immigration evaluations, and autism individual and group community services. Where they really shine is in their philosophy of caring for the caregiver. Too often, caregivers found themselves working in the drudges of healthcare where the providers are overworked, burned out, and underappreciated. Having both grown up in rural towns has made Kryn and Paulina acutely aware of the shortfalls of mental health services, access to care, and the limitations that bind decision-making for many organizations. Paragon takes their people-first philosophy into the core of the company because they believe if you take care of your people in healthcare, they can all work together in reaching their mission.

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network
Creations of Bile Get NASTY!- 157.1

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 41:15


Nick Nanavati and Paul Murphy interview Zak Nelson about his success with CSM! ++ Battalion Detachment -3CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [92 PL, -2CP, 1,699pts] ++ + Configuration + Battle Size [6CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) Detachment Command Cost [-3CP] Game Type: 4. Chapter Approved: War Zone Nephilim Legion: Creations of Bile + HQ + Daemon Prince with Wings [11 PL, -2CP, 180pts]: 3. Hatred Incarnate, Aspiring Lord, G'holl'ax, the Decayed, Hellforged sword, Mark of Nurgle, Prescience, Stratagem: Relic, Wings Dark Apostle [5 PL, 95pts]: Chaos Undivided, Illusory Supplication . 2x Dark Disciple: 2x Close combat weapon Master of Possession [7 PL, -1CP, 120pts]: Eye of Tzeentch, Gifts of Chaos, Mark of Tzeentch, Mutated Invigoration, Pact of Flesh + Troops + Cultists Mob [2 PL, 50pts] . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ cultist firearm: 9x Cultist firearm, 9x Frag & Krak grenades . Cultist Champion . . Autopistol and brutal assault weapon Cultists Mob [2 PL, 50pts] . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ cultist firearm: 9x Cultist firearm, 9x Frag & Krak grenades . Cultist Champion . . Autopistol and brutal assault weapon Legionaries [7 PL, 125pts]: Mark of Slaanesh . Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Boltgun . Marine w/ balefire tome: Balefire tome, Prescience . 3x Marine w/ boltgun: 3x Bolt pistol, 3x Boltgun, 3x Frag & Krak grenades + Elites + Chaos Terminator Squad [19 PL, -1CP, 370pts]: Mark of Slaanesh . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Accursed weapon, Combi-bolter . Chaos Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist . Chaos Terminator: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon . Chaos Terminator: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon . Terminator Champion: Accursed weapon, Black Rune of Damnation, Combi-bolter, Trophies of the Long War Master of Executions [4 PL, -1CP, 65pts]: Chaos Undivided, Gifts of Chaos, Mantle of Traitors Possessed [7 PL, 140pts]: Possessed Champion . 4x Possessed: 4x Hideous mutations Possessed [7 PL, 140pts]: Possessed Champion . 4x Possessed: 4x Hideous mutations Possessed [7 PL, 140pts]: Possessed Champion . 4x Possessed: 4x Hideous mutations + Fast Attack + Warp Talons [14 PL, 224pts]: Warp Talon Champion . 7x Warp Talon: 7x Warp claws ++ Supreme Command Detachment +3CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [15 PL, 2CP, 300pts] ++ + Configuration + Detachment Command Cost [3CP] Legion: Black Legion + Primarch Daemon Primarch Supreme Commander + Abaddon the Despoiler [15 PL, -1CP, 300pts]: 3. Merciless Overseer, 5. Eternal Vendetta, 6. Paragon of Hatred, Stratagem: Warlord Trait ++ Total: [107 PL, 1,999pts] ++

Critical Role
C3E34 What Dreams May Come

Critical Role

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 211:45


Bells Hells grapple with a devastating loss, refusing to accept fate's machinations as they attempt to stay a step ahead of Paragon's Call... Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it's useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources Watch Critical Role Campaign 3 live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, watch the broadcast on our Twitch channel. "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel and Hexany Audio"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah Friederichs Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat!

Left Trigger Right Trigger

Dear listener, we ask you to be our mirror. Tell us, what is our reputation? Please be honest, and let us know who you think we are. Then let us know what wares that makes us qualified to purchase. The UI is foggy on this so we have to use text prompts. In this episode: Giovanni asks "what's in a name?" David inspects the morality of mechanics. Tess fights the power. Greg asks some tough questions. If you'd like to build up reputation with LTRT, head over to patreon.com/LTRT. While you gain points with our faction, you can check out the Patron exclusive content. Or head over to lefttriggerrighttrigger.com Games discussed: WWF No Mercy, Infamous Second Son, Baldur's Gate, and Mega Man 3

1Upsmanship
1Upsmanship: Mass Effect

1Upsmanship

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 56:12 Very Popular


Our courageous gamerbois brave alien technology, uncertain terrain, and the wrath of the internet as they discuss the first entry in Bioware's beloved Mass Effect franchise. Sure, it's important, sure it's monumental, sure Wrex is one of the greatest characters in videogame history, but does it belong on the drive? Find out if our hosts went Paragon or full Renegade on this special episode!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Primordial Deep
Paragon - An Audio Feature (Apollo Creator Showcase 2022)

Primordial Deep

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 69:50


A standalone audiodrama feature. For the past 50 years, Paragon Self Systems has been working to improve every aspect of Human Nature -- Why be good, when you can be Perfect? And their latest creation, an injectable serum that allows Paragon scientists to manipulate and rewrite human DNA, is their most ambitious endeavor yet. But when a manufacturing error leaves the serum batch tainted, the employees at Paragon find themselves trapped inside a building of mutating monsters, with no means of escape. And every moment the creatures are becoming stronger, faster, smarter... Here at Paragon, everyone is the Best they can be.   Paragon features the talents of... Tiasa Nyx - Jordan Cobb Kamira Melain - Eli Barraza Arthur Eryx - Josh Rubino Abraxas "Brax" Damon - Andrew Nowak Orpheus Kane - Giancarlo Herrera Paris Leander & Caelus - Jesse Inocalla Cassandra, Aelia & Spokesperson - Nadine El Amami Delia, Halie & Radio Spokesperson - Emma Sher-Ziarko Nestor, Brontes & Jason - Eamonn Leighton Written and Directed by Jordan Cobb Sound Design by Julia Schifini Score by Daryl Banner Cover Art by Chel Getter Produced by No Such Thing Productions and the Apollo Podcasts Team for the Apollo Podcast App's Creator Showcase 2022. For more information, please visit the Apollo App at apollopods.com/jordan   Paragon is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit us at nosuchthingradio.com, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions Content Warning: Paragon is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains drug use (oral and needles), mentions of alcohol use, animal attacks, harsh language, fire/explosions, character death and body horror. Listener discretion is advised.

Janus Descending
Paragon - An Audio Feature (Apollo Creator Showcase 2022)

Janus Descending

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 69:50


A standalone audiodrama feature. For the past 50 years, Paragon Self Systems has been working to improve every aspect of Human Nature -- Why be good, when you can be Perfect? And their latest creation, an injectable serum that allows Paragon scientists to manipulate and rewrite human DNA, is their most ambitious endeavor yet. But when a manufacturing error leaves the serum batch tainted, the employees at Paragon find themselves trapped inside a building of mutating monsters, with no means of escape. And every moment the creatures are becoming stronger, faster, smarter... Here at Paragon, everyone is the Best they can be.   Paragon features the talents of... Tiasa Nyx - Jordan Cobb Kamira Melain - Eli Barraza Arthur Eryx - Josh Rubino Abraxas "Brax" Damon - Andrew Nowak Orpheus Kane - Giancarlo Herrera Paris Leander & Caelus - Jesse Inocalla Cassandra, Aelia & Spokesperson - Nadine El Amami Delia, Halie & Radio Spokesperson - Emma Sher-Ziarko Nestor, Brontes & Jason - Eamonn Leighton Written and Directed by Jordan Cobb Sound Design by Julia Schifini Score by Daryl Banner Cover Art by Chel Getter Produced by No Such Thing Productions and the Apollo Podcasts Team for the Apollo Podcast App's Creator Showcase 2022. For more information, please visit the Apollo App at apollopods.com/jordan   Paragon is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit us at nosuchthingradio.com, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions Content Warning: Paragon is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains drug use (oral and needles), mentions of alcohol use, animal attacks, harsh language, fire/explosions, character death and body horror. Listener discretion is advised.

The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
The One Armed Executioner / Welcome To Blood City / Blind Rage

The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 126:19 Very Popular


Quentin and Roger earn the right to take revenge in The One Armed Executioner! An Interpol agent is out for vengeance against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. The crew discuss the palpable on-screen connection between stars Franco Guerrero and Jody Kay, the artful sound design of this film, and the trailers packaged with the Paragon tape. Next up: in Welcome To Blood City, five strangers wake up with no memory in a world that resembles the Wild West. If they can kill twenty other people, they'll become immortal. Quentin & Roger talk about how the great Jack Palance carries the film, how Keir Dullea breaks his typecasting, and how this premise could easily be remade today. Lastly, in 1976's Blind Rage, five friends get together and decide to rob a bank. The catch? All five men are blind. Roger & Quentin discuss the film's unique heist planning sequence and never-before-seen gadgets. It's all going down at the International House Of Pancakes on the Video Archives Podcast! Learn more about this week's films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network
AoW Unbroken ep 67.1- The Chaos Space Marine Encyclopedia- Justin Curtis

Art of War - The Competitive 40k Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 43:38


Blake Law and Jaime Paris interview Justin Curtis about everything CSM! ++ Battalion Detachment -3CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [85 PL, , 1,597pts] ++ + Configuration [3CP] + Battle Size [6CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) [6CP] Detachment Command Cost [-3CP] Gametype: 4. Chapter Approved: War Zone Nephilim Legion: Black Legion + HQ [21 PL, -1CP, 380pts] + Dark Apostle [6 PL, 110pts]: Mark of Slaanesh [1 PL, 15pts] . . 2x Dark Disciple: 2x Close combat weapon Haarken Worldclaimer [8 PL, 150pts] Master of Possession [7 PL, -1CP, 120pts]: Gifts of Chaos [-1CP], Liber Hereticus, Mark of Tzeentch [1 PL, 15pts], Mutated Invigoration, Pact of Flesh + Troops [28 PL, 510pts] + Cultist Mob [2 PL, 50pts] . . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ cultist firearm [45pts]: 9x Cultist firearm, 9x Frag & Krak grenades . . Cultist Champion [5pts] . . . . Autopistol and brutal assault weapon Legionaries [13 PL, 240pts]: Chaos Icon [5pts], Mark of Slaanesh [1 PL, 15pts] . . Aspiring Champion [28pts]: Astartes chainsword, Power fist [10pts] . . 7x Marine w/ astartes chainsword [126pts]: 7x Astartes chainsword, 7x Bolt pistol, 7x Frag & Krak grenades . . Marine w/ balefire tome [38pts]: Balefire tome [20pts], Diabolic Strength . . Marine w/ heavy chainaxe [28pts]: Heavy chainaxe [10pts] Legionaries [13 PL, 220pts]: Chaos Icon [5pts], Mark of Khorne [1 PL, 15pts] . . Aspiring Champion [28pts]: Astartes chainsword, Power fist [10pts] . . 8x Marine w/ astartes chainsword [144pts]: 8x Astartes chainsword, 8x Bolt pistol, 8x Frag & Krak grenades . . Marine w/ heavy chainaxe [28pts]: Heavy chainaxe [10pts] + Elites [7 PL, 132pts] + Rubric Marines [7 PL, 132pts] . . Aspiring Sorcerer [21pts]: Warpflame pistol, Warptime . . 4x Rubric Marine w/ warpflamer [96pts]: 4x Warpflamer [12pts] + Fast Attack [29 PL, -2CP, 575pts] + Chaos Bikers [16 PL, -1CP, 320pts]: Chaos Icon [5pts], Mark of Tzeentch [1 PL, 15pts] . . Biker Champion [-1CP, 40pts]: Black Rune of Damnation, Power fist [10pts], Trophies of the Long War [-1CP] . . 6x Chaos Biker w/ astartes chainsword [180pts]: 6x Astartes chainsword, 6x Combi-bolter, 6x Frag & Krak grenades . . Chaos Biker w/ special weapon [40pts]: Astartes chainsword, Meltagun [10pts] . . Chaos Biker w/ special weapon [40pts]: Astartes chainsword, Meltagun [10pts] Raptors [13 PL, -1CP, 255pts]: Mark of Slaanesh [1 PL, 15pts] . . 7x Raptor [147pts]: 7x Astartes chainsword, 7x Bolt pistol, 7x Frag & Krak grenades . . Raptor Champion [-1CP, 31pts]: Bolt pistol, Power fist [10pts], The Warp's Malice, Trophies of the Long War [-1CP] . . Raptor w/ special weapon [31pts]: Meltagun [10pts] . . Raptor w/ special weapon [31pts]: Meltagun [10pts] ++ Supreme Command Detachment +3CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [15 PL, 2CP, 300pts] ++ + Configuration [3CP] + Detachment Command Cost [3CP] Legion: Black Legion + Primarch | Daemon Primarch | Supreme Commander [15 PL, -1CP, 300pts] + Abaddon the Despoiler [15 PL, -1CP, 300pts]: 3. Merciless Overseer, 5. Eternal Vendetta, 6. Paragon of Hatred, Stratagem: Warlord Trait [-1CP] ++ Fortification Network 0CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) [5 PL, 100pts] ++ + Configuration + Detachment Command Cost: Command Benefit [1CP] Legion: Black Legion + Fortification [5 PL, 100pts] + Noctilith Crown [5 PL, 100pts]

Faithless Brewing
Paragons of Innovation: Dominaria United Week 1 Tech

Faithless Brewing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 63:32 Very Popular


Season 15, Episode 7: Weekly Roundup David and Morde review the top innovations from Week 1 of #MTGDMU, starring Serra Paragon, Yotia Declares War, Meria, Scholar of Antiquity, and more. **** Like our content? Support us on Patreon and join our brewing community! Decklists for this episode can be viewed at FaithlessBrewing.com **** Timestamps [1:51] Housekeeping [5:03] Leyline Binding [18:41] Liliana of the Veil [28:18] Meria, Scholar of Antiquity [34:11] Yotia Declares War [42:12] Serra Paragon [52:37] Evolved Sleeper [55:25] Rundvelt Hordemaster [58:02] Leaf-Crowned Visionary

Greedy Bitch
The ROI Of Education For Pet Groomers

Greedy Bitch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 9:03


The ROI of Education for Pet Groomers From college degrees to master groomer certifications, there is a lot of education options for pet groomers. But many people pay for education because they feel they should, not because it will actually help them make more money. I'm going to share my thoughts on the ROI of different education options and help you figure out what is best for your business. What is ROI? ROI stands for “return on investment,” which is the amount of money you earn back relative to the cost of the investment. In more simple terms, ROI asks “how do you get your money back?” If you invest $100 in something and it earns you $1,000 that might be a good ROI. If you invest $100 and only get $105 back, that is not as good of an ROI. ROI is a great measuring tool to help you decide whether an investment is worth it or not, but it depends on what your individual goals are. I find that many groomers pay for education simply because they feel they should, not because it will help them make more money. If you're considering getting more education, ROI can be a great tool to help you determine what options might be worthwhile for your business. What kinds of education is there for pet groomers? There are many different types of education, each with its own ROI. You need to know your own goals to figure out which type of education might have the best ROI for you. College degree Many people get a college degree. College can be a great option for many people, but do you need a business degree to run a grooming salon? Each situation is unique, but most salon owners do not have a college business degree. Why is this the case? The grooming industry is unique and many courses don't apply well to the industry. For example, if you run a mobile grooming business, taking a class on retail probably won't be helpful. If you're going to spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a degree, you're going to want to get a ton of benefit out of it. You should make a lot more money than you would without one. Since most business courses don't apply well to the grooming industry, chances are it is not going to help you make a ton of money. So, it has a high cost and low ROI Grooming school Another option is attending classes at a grooming school. Many grooming schools have online classes now, like Paragon and the National Cat Groomers Association. In college, I paid $4,000–5,000 for a grooming class, which led to me starting my grooming business and making about $100,000. This is a great ROI. Since the initial investment in a class is lower than a four-year degree, the return was better. Of course, this is just my experience. Everyone's situation is different and results vary. Apprenticeship Apprenticeships generally don't pay way but they are a great way to gain grooming experience. You do not have to invest any cash, but you do invest your labor hours. While you work, you also gain a ton of useful skills that you might learn in an expensive class. You can also learn what you like to do or don't like to do. I worked a 6-month apprenticeship at a salon that only worked with a few specific breeds. The experience taught me that I didn't like to do pattern breed cuts or hand scissoring. Someone else might have learned that breed cuts were their passion! Since work experience like this is free, apprenticeships and other work experiences can have a great ROI. But of course, each situation is unique so results may vary based on your goals and personal journey. Trade shows Seminars at trade shows are a great place to learn new skills. But many people prioritize going to breed seminars over business classes. But in reality, most groomers don't spend much time doing these specific breed cuts. Breed cuts might be a passion or a hobby of yours, but they aren't relevant to your shop or brand and won't help you make more money. This is a bad ROI. Master Groomer Certification This might be an unpopular opinion but it is very rare for someone to make a lot of money from getting their groomer certification. The one exception is if your brand is truly based around it. The reason it won't help you make money is that most clients don't know what the certification means. Clients need to understand why it matters to them and what value it adds to your services. Savvy Groomer courses Shameless plug alert! The Savvy Groomer courses are a great option if you want to invest in growing your business. Of course, I am biased, but let's look at the ROI. For example, my Price Increase Class costs $600. That seems like a lot, but the course is all about learning how to make more money. Say you increase the price for all your dogs by $20, and you groom just 25 dogs per week. You'll make $25,000 more in the first year! That is an amazing ROI! By comparison, if you spend $600 on a breed class, that probably won't earn you that much money. The Price Increase Class is open on our website for self-study. Key takeaways Whatever you choose to do for your education is ultimately up to you. If you're interested in taking a class or getting certifications, that's great! You can choose to do something simply because you enjoy it — you don't have to evaluate the ROI of everything. But if you're doing something because you feel like you're supposed to then I encourage you to question what education can actually produce for you. Are you going to make money back on the investment? Does it make sense for your specific situation and business goals?

Is Fitz Happy?
Ep. 120 - Ch. 9 Ship of Magic - A Change of Fortunes

Is Fitz Happy?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 85:54


This chapter kicks off the many intertwining plot threads. We see Brashen and Paragon's friendship, as well as a glimpse into how the liveship keeps madness at bay. Kennit and Sorcor have a discussion about the future and Kennit is able to convince Sorcor to pursue a liveship in exchange for chasing slavers. Finally, we discuss Wintrow's future and more of Kyle's manipulation and abuse of his family.  We're reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb, book 1 of the Liveship Traders in The Realm of the Elderlings.

MTGCast
Faithless Brewing: Paragons of Innovation: Dominaria United Week 1 Tech

MTGCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 63:32


Season 15, Episode 7: Weekly Roundup David and Morde review the top innovations from Week 1 of #MTGDMU, starring Serra Paragon, Yotia Declares War, Meria, Scholar of Antiquity, and more. **** Like our content? Support us on Patreon and join our brewing community! Decklists for this episode can be viewed at FaithlessBrewing.com **** Timestamps [1:51] Housekeeping [5:03] Leyline Binding [18:41] Liliana of the Veil [28:18] Meria, Scholar of Antiquity [34:11] Yotia Declares War [42:12] Serra Paragon [52:37] Evolved Sleeper [55:25] Rundvelt Hordemaster [58:02] Leaf-Crowned Visionary

Critical Role
C3E32 A Stage Set

Critical Role

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 266:13


Bells Hells tinker with former friendships and robotic inner workings before returning to Paragon's Call, this time as newly minted members... Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it's useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources Watch Critical Role Campaign 3 live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, watch the broadcast on our Twitch channel. "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel and Hexany Audio"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah Friederichs Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat!


Great discussion about HEDIS with Julianne Eckert who is the Director for Quality and HEDIS at Clover Health. Julianne is a good friend of the show and Paragon 7ven Studios great to finally sit with her for a segment at RISE West 2022 in Los Angeles.

MCOC & ME!!
Paragon & Legends Week

MCOC & ME!!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 11:46


I finally achieved the Paragon title and I share my thoughts about the Legends Week!!

AFA@TheCore
Brian Blase, Pres., Paragon Health Inst., joins Walker to discuss the bad healthcare policies (such as extending the ACA tax subsidies) in the Inflation Reduction Act

AFA@TheCore

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 54:12


Transplanar RPG
[BONUS] The Hounds of Mercy, Episode 8: THE PARAGON

Transplanar RPG

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 136:42


The Hounds converge upon the Silent Grove to meet their eighth, final, and shared ex: THE PARAGON. “The Hounds of Mercy vs. Mercy's Seven Evil Exes and All of Andake” is an eight-part miniseries set in Andake that follows four shattered monster-hunters in the wake of the Cataclysm. Jaran Kader (they/he) the dragonborn rogue is played by Hamnah Shahid (https://twitter.com/hshahid_). Citlalli (they/she) the changeling cleric is played by quinn b. rodriguez (https://twitter.com/quinnntastic_). Gentle (they/them) the triton monk is played by Dare Hickman (https://twitter.com/Dare2Dreamrpg). Mercy (she/they) is played by Connie Chang (https://twitter.com/ByConnieChang). And Øka is played by Sea Thomas (https://twitter.com/PiSharpArt). "The Second Stranger" is sponsored by Dmitry (https://twitter.com/DmitryOpines) and ExplainTrade (https://www.explaintrade.com/), a negotiation skills training consultancy; because you can't ask to roll persuasion in real life. Special thanks to our Heroes and Paragons: Alex, Azra, Bradley, Brooke Brite, @brownestnerd, Charles, chillacres, Cora Eckert, Emma, Finn, Hat, Isabel, Kanding, Lex Slater, Moonflower Tea, Purplemouse, Scruffasus, Summer Rose Folta, Sunny, and Targott. Content warnings: fantasy violence, death, trauma, blood, flirting, romance, sexual innuendos, and references to sexual entanglements. CREDITS: Music - C.I.S. Music (https://soundcloud.com/cis_music) and Soundstripe (https://www.soundstripe.com/). Podcast editing - Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions (https://twitter.com/sassy_composer). Join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/rTbPwxRsBe!

Janus Descending
iv. Lusus Naturae

Janus Descending

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 25:19


Turn back and face the nightmare, as a freak of nature emerges... In this episode of Descendants: Book One - Inheritance, "iv. Lusus Naturae"... Axel - Zach Libresco Rori - Julia Schifini Simon - Ester Ellis Chel - Jordan Cobb Written, Directed & Produced by Jordan Cobb Sound Design by Julia Schifini with Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing and Hemlock Creek Productions Score by Daryl Banner Cover Art by Jordan Cobb Descendants is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit us at nosuchthingradio.com, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains depictions of hallucinations and panic attacks, animal attacks, vomit, harsh language, and mentions of character death and body horror. Listener discretion is advised. This episode is sponsored by Paragon, an all new feature length science-fiction thriller audio drama from No Such Thing Productions, about the dangers of perfectionism. For the past 50 years, Paragon Self Systems has been working to improve every aspect of Human Nature -- Why be good, when you can be Perfect? And their latest creation, an injectable serum that allows Paragon scientists to manipulate and rewrite human DNA, is their most ambitious endeavor yet. But when a manufacturing error leaves the serum batch tainted, the employees at Paragon find themselves trapped inside a building of mutating monsters, with no means of escape. And every moment the creatures are becoming stronger, faster, smarter... Here at Paragon, everyone is the Best they can be. Paragon is being produced in partnership with the Apollo Podcast App's Creator Showcase (beginning September 4th), and will air on September 14th on all NST rss feeds.

Harsh Words with Friends' Podcast
Episode 386: Ep 386: Paragons of Virtue

Harsh Words with Friends' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 60:39


Dante and Yung Axnt Nia discuss going missing, TV shows leaving you hanging, along with segments "Gots to be Mo' Careful", "Who Gives a F*ck", The Harsh Truth, and MORE!Twitter: @HarshWordsWFInstagram: @harshwordswithfriendsEmail: harshwordswithfriend@gmail.com

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
Urban Paganism with Special Guests Eric Steinhart and Joh

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 57:44


Book mentioned: “Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life” by Patrick J. Donmoyer https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40605053-powwowing-in-pennsylvania Eric's website is at www.ericsteinhart.com Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com   S3E27 TRANSCRIPT:----more----   Mark: Welcome back to the Wonder Science: Based-Paganism. I'm your host Mark. Yucca: And I'm the other one Yucca. Mark: And today we have a very special episode of The Wonder. We're really excited to discuss urban paganism with two guests from New York City, Joh and Eric Steinhart. And so welcome to both of you. Eric: Hello. Joh: Hi, thank you so much for having us great to be here. Mark: really delighted to have you, so I guess, to get started why don't we just ask you to tell us a bit about yourselves? How did you come to non paganism? You wanna start Joh? Joh: Sure. My name is Joh. I've lived in New York for about 16 years. My path is very new. It's only about four years old. I've always been drawn to certain. Aesthetics around the occult I was a teen goth in the nineties, which perfect for that, but I never, I never really thought that I fit into any of those paths. I couldn't put my finger on why. A few years ago I purchased a, a beginner's book on, on witchcraft and developing your own identity as a witch. I got it just for fun, for a long train ride. There's a bit in there in the beginning that outlines different kinds of witches or witchcraft like green witches, kitchen, witches, chaos, magic, wicca. I'd heard some of these. Terms before, but they're described very plainly in the book and it gave me a little bit of a glimpse into how vast of a world paganism might be that I didn't know anything about, or I hadn't realized. So I started reading a lot more about developing a practice, but still didn't really feel like I fit in. I couldn't relate to the belief system parts. And in one of my internet rabbit holes, I learned about the book godless paganism, which described paganism from a more science based lens. And I just got really excited about what that sounded like. So I ordered it to my local bookstore and I devoured that book, the concepts, it taught me even more about how personal one's path can be and that there is this little corner of this world that felt like a fit and like I could belong. So then I started looking for a community because I was so excited and I wanted to talk about it with people. And I was clicking on links and links and links online and finally found the atheopagan Facebook group, which was the first active community that I had found that actually had recent activity in there. So I, I joined and I've been in that community for about two to three years, and it's just such an incredibly supportive, inspiring place that gives me ideas of how to develop my practice even more. And you know, now fast forward to today, I'm just really grateful to have found this community and group and little subset of of the path. Mark: That's great. Thank you. Yucca: Yeah, Eric, what about you? Eric: Yeah. So, I mean, I come from a very strange place. I mean, I'm Pennsylvania, German and Pennsylvania, German culture often known as Pennsylvania, Dutch, but we're not Dutch. We're Germans. And that culture is a magical culture and, you know, magic was normalized in that culture from the very beginning from its very roots. And so I grew up with a lot of that stuff. I mean, I grew up in, in a culture that was filled with magical practices of all sorts. And I mean, nominally, I mean, you know, nominally explicitly a Christian culture, but probably a lot of Christians would say, no, you know, you guys are doing some weird stuff. And, you know, I, I became attracted to science and early on and, you know, just don't really have a theistic worldview at all. So combining some of those things got me and I, you know, and I was in, I was involved sort of in, in atheist movements for a while and found a lot of atheism to be kind of, practically shallow, you know, there's, it's like, yeah, after you're done being mad at God, what do you do then? I mean, and there was like nothing. And you know, my, I would always say things like, look, there's no atheist art. You know, there's like atheist music, you know, there's just, you know, there's, there's no culture, right. Or the culture is, and more and more people have observed this. It's kind of parasitic on Christianity in a way. And so I found that very unsatisfying, right? Certainly I know plenty of atheists. I'm a philosopher, I'm a philosophy professor and I know plenty of, you know, professional atheists and all they do is talk about God. And so I'm like, look, I don't wanna talk about God. Let's let's let's talk about something else. Let's do something else. And I found that paganism in various forms, it was just kind of, kind of starting, but in various forms, you know, had a culture had art, had aesthetics, had practices, had symbols had a fairly rich worked out way of life. And as a philosopher, you know, I've got plenty of training in ancient cultures, particularly Greek and Roman but also also Germanic. And you know, I just thought, oh, This stuff, all kind of fits together. And so I became very interested in thinking about ways and I've advocated among atheists to say things like, look, you guys have to start. And, and, and women too, you've gotta start building a culture and you can't build a culture of negativity, you know, a culture of no, a culture and especially not a culture. That's essentially a mirror image of Christianity that all you're doing is talking about God. And you know, I've had a little success there, but it's a, it's a tough hall. But I think more and more something like a kind of atheopagan could really be a live option for the future of lots of aspects of American culture, right? As people become de Christianized, what are they gonna do? And some people say, well, they're just gonna be secular. But that's not really an answer and that's not a culture. And as you start looking around, you start to see these other cultures that are kind of bubbling up and developing. So yeah, I mean, I came to it from, you know, both the sort of old ethnic, Pennsylvania, German angle, the kind of philosophy and science angle and dissatisfaction with you know, sort of mainstream atheism. So lots of different roads in Yucca: Wow. That's a, that's a really interesting path to, to come on. So it'd be interesting hear more about the practice, the magical kind of practices that you talked about. Eric: well, there's a good, there's a good book by this guy, Patrick, Don moer called pow wowing. So you can check that out. It's incredibly rich and incredibly weird stuff, you know, Yucca: well, we'll find that and put it in the show notes. If people wanna take a look at it. Eric: Right. Mark: Yeah. Well, both of your stories are really very interesting that way in, in in that identification of Something being missing, but the, the main, the main offerings that are, that surround us in our culture, not really fitting that hole. That's certainly what I found as well, you know, and it's the reason that I wrote the essay that first started out a paganism. And I, I should probably introduce at this point that Eric, you, you especially have been involved with various non theist pagan efforts since long before I wrote that essay I just was, did a poor job of research and didn't find the other naturalistic non-theistic paganism efforts that were being done around the world. Until after I had already, you know, published and was starting to get attention for atheopagan So, as urban pagans living in the city what do your practices look like? Joh, you wanna, you wanna start on that? Joh: Sure. My practice may not be super urban sounding, but, but. There's some stuff about like spots in the city that, that I do. But generally my, my daily practice is in the morning. My apartment faces east and I wake up early enough to catch the sunrise every day. And I'll kind of first just stare at stare at it and kind of greet the sky every morning. I do stretches to start the day and I position my mat to face that window so that I can really connect with the day while I'm waking up. I have a small focus that I decorate seasonally. I really connect with ritual and the different physical objects around my practice, probably because I was raised Catholic and I always loved the sacred spaces, the incense, the bells, the rituals, and the regalia of it all. So it's a very tangible practice for me. And I have a. Personal calendar with the, the, you know, the solstice and the equinoxes in it. But also with other days that are very personal to me. Like I celebrate Freddie Mercury's birthday every year, for example, and, and the anniversary of when I move to New York and I'll actually take that day off of work and like use that whole day to really explore parts of the city that I love. And don't as easily make time for during the rest of the year. And then I also try to cook and eat seasonally as much as possible and really understand what the, what the ecology of this region is like. And I made this spreadsheet that tells me what's in season around here based on what month it is. It makes it easier to shop for and plan meals and things like that. Mark: Hm. Yucca: Hmm. Mark: Wow. That's a lot. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: Yeah, that's very cool. Thank you, Joh. Yucca: you have any parks nearby that you go to? Is that part of your practice or more? Just the relationship with the city and the sky. Joh: There is a really beautiful community garden in my neighborhood. That's open to the public a couple of days a week, and sometimes I'll walk there or ride my bike there and just kind of slowly walk down the paths and see how everyone's set up their plots and what they're growing. And there are bees everywhere and some benches off to the side. So sometimes I'll sit there and journal a little bit, or just kind of stare into space. And, you know, the people who have plots there are required to volunteer, you know, certain number of hours every week. And there's this section at the end where you can see everyone composting and things like that. So there's that piece. And then. In the city as well. There are different ways. Speaking of composting, that you can participate in kind of that cycle. So you can go to a drop off spot and bring your food scraps and they'll compost them and, and then use that for the public parks and things like that. Yucca: Oh, nice. Joh: that's like another way that allows me to feel more connected to the public parks and spaces of nature that are kind of engineered in such a dense area. Mark: Uhhuh. Nice. Nice. Eric. How about your practice? Eric: Yeah. I mean, my practices are probably a little too intellectual. I mean, one of my main practices is trying to figure out how all this stuff can work out and how to make sense of, of, of pagan ideas and practices. Right. That's cuz I'm a philosopher. That's what I do. I mean I do have a little I have a little altar and I do, you know, things, things like that, but I, I do try to think. A lot about how what paganism means and what kind of pagan concepts are relevant, for instance, in an urban context, right? I mean, cities are not trying to be forests. That's not what they're trying to do. They're not. And, and, you know, trying to work out pagan contexts or concepts and beliefs and practices in an urban setting it may, you, you have to think a little bit differently, right. Because there's a lot of you know, what you might call mainstream paganism that has a very I think very biased view of what paganism is or should be like we're all supposed to be farmers or, or, or Amish or something. I mean, I grew up with the Amish, you know, I mean, so I'm like, no, no, I know what that is. And so, you know, thinking of the ways that that cities are natural spaces and that cities are ecosystems not because they're trying to be, you know, a national park, right. I mean, and there's more and more wonderful research among, you know, biologists and ecologists of, of how cities themselves are ecosystems, you know, they are not, they're not phony ecosystems like, oh, New York. City's great because it's got central park. No, you know, the, the city isn't eco, I mean more and more research onto this is fascinating stuff because you're finding all these species, not just humans, humans are a natural species, but you know, raccoons, cougars, coyotes, you know, and New York city has there, there's beautiful research that's been done in New York city. Right. We have herds of deer. Wandering the city. We have, you know, foxes. I mentioned the, the raccoons, I think the bird life in New York city is, you know, and so you find things like, and there's a term for this, a technical term for these kinds of critters, right. Sin, Andros, right. These are animals that have adapted to humans and now live. They flourish with humans. They flourish in cities, right? So, New York city for instance, is an extraordinary place to be a Raptor, a bird of prey, right? New York city has some of the highest Paran, Falcon and Hawk populations anywhere. Right? Because they love the tall buildings. They love the bridges. Like the bridges are filled with Paragon, Falcon nests. And you're like, yeah, these, you know, life is adaptive. And So I try to think of all the ways that we live together with all these things in the cities and how humans have made a home, not just for humans, but for, for a whole ecosystem of, of critters. And, you know, like urban raccoons are not like rural raccoons, right. They've things. Right. And it's really interesting, you know, and people study this, you know, scientists, they study like how cities are driving bur particularly birds and raccoons. Are the species been studied most to become more intelligent, they're learning how to solve all sorts of problems. Right. So, so I find, you know, so part of, I guess my practice is sort of learning about that, observing that, thinking about ways that I mean, we haven't, we have a general issue. In the United States, right. Which is that so much of our space and structure is thoroughly Christianized. And it's not an easy thing to say, oh, well, let's, we're, you know, we're just gonna do something different, right. When all of your space is structured around a certain way of life. And so, you know, I, I try to think about ways that we can think of all kind like, okay, the four elements, you know, fire earth, air and water for me, light, you know, how do those relate in an urban context, right? Then in the, in a great way in New York city, you know, you can actually go into the earth. You know, in ways that most ordinary people can't right. And you can go deep into the earth right. In the, in the subways. I mean, you can do that on a daily basis. Right. And you can, you know, I mean, being stuck on a subway, train deep in the earth right. Is a way to like, encounter something that's terrifying and forceful. So how do you think of that sort of thing in, in a, in pagan ways, right? How do you think of, I mean, New York city is also very close to water. I mean, that's the reason the city exists. Right. It's one of the greatest bays in the world. We have dolphins, we have whales in the Hudson seals thinking of that kind of life as part of the city too. And I'll mention one other thing, thinking of things like, I don't know if people know about, I mean, you know, about Manhattan henge. Right. So, so you've got, you know, you've got structures there that people recently have started to say things like, Hey, we Stonehenge, we have Manhattan henge. You know, we have a, we have a thing and it wasn't designed that way, but Mark: Eric, would you like to explain what that is for our listeners? That don't know what it is? Eric: Yeah, Manhattan henge because Manhattan, the you know, the streets are in a sort of Southeast Northwest orientation. There are two times of the year when the sun come, you know, if you're stand on 42nd street in the middle and you've got skyscrapers on either side, my head is the sun, right. And the son just comes down between, you know, vertically between the skyscrapers and sets, right. You know, across the water sort of like Stonehenge, right? Like coming down between these monoliths. And I've seen it is, is really incredible. And people, you know, thousands and thousands of people go out in the streets to photograph it. And Thinking about ways that that kind of stuff can develop. And it might not be stuff that somebody says explicitly like, oh, this is pagan, like it's Wiccan or ARU or drew it, or, or whatever, or witchy witchcraft or something, but these are cultural things that people start to do. Right. And if you start to look around, you see all kinds of little shrines in the city, you know, I mean, there are, there are some obvious big ones in the statue of liberties, like a big pagan statue. And there are statues of old Greek and Roman deities in the city. There's like, mercury and Atlas are down at Rockefeller center, right? There's a statue of pan at Columbia university there. These, you know, these things exist. And not to, I mean, I, I think also, you know, a lot of urban places in a sort of practical sense of things to do things like art museums, right. Where you can go in, in New York, the metropolitan museum, and you can see lots of in fact they just are now having a big show on what old pagan statues used to look like. Right. Because they weren't white, they weren't white Mar they were painted. Right. They were dye. And so they've taken a bunch of them made replicas and they could still find microscopic traces of these dyes in the rock. And so they've now repainted them as they looked. So I'll go see that soon. So there's lots of opportunities for people to do all kinds of things. And I, and I real, but I really do think that. There's a, still a need to develop a lot of cultural infrastructure, right? You could go out in central park and, and do some ritual on the solstice or something, but that's really not. That to me is like something that sort of slides right off the surface of the culture, cuz it doesn't have any connections to things. There used to be some larger connections before COVID there was a network of drum circles. I don't know if people had been to prospect park in Brooklyn, there were some immense, there was immense drum drum stuff going on there. COVID kind of brought an end to a lot of that. So we'll see how that starts up, but I, I think there's a lot of There's there's a lot of thing. And if you do wanna go out in, in you know, in a kind of less urban environment, you know, New York city is actually is the highest density of Woodland trails over 2000 miles of trails within a 60 mile radius of the city, cuz the Appalachian mountains just arc right across the north. Mark: Right. Eric: And so you can, you can, yeah. It's the highest concentration of Woodland parks and trails anywhere in the United States. Mark: Wow. Eric: There's a lot, there's a lot still to be done. And I think I'll just, I'll just leave off with that. Mark: I was that's. Yeah. There's so much to say there. I mean, you mentioned the met and it's that talk about sacred spaces? I, I mean, the metropolitan museum of art is one of the great sacred spaces of the world. It's like a shrine to all human culture. Joh, I, I know you live in Queens, so I imagine you get to the Cloisters which is another super sacred space for me. This is kind of out of order of the, the questions that we talked about doing, but are there specific places or sacred spaces that you think of? When you, when you think about urban paganism in your city, Joh: Yeah. One thing that New York really does well is bigness. There are a few very stereotypically New York spaces that I have like religious experiences and in their giant. So the inside of grand central terminal is one of them. It's massive. It's echoy. The ceiling is painted with this beautiful night sky scene with the Zodiac constellations on it. Part of what feels so humbling being in there is going off of something. Eric said before is knowing that it's also this hub of this massive living transportation network that enables the movement of thousands, millions of people within this tri-state area. Another one is the branch of the New York public library with the very iconic lions out front it's, it's a beautiful piece of architecture. It's also inside cavernous full of this beautiful art, larger than life and quiet. It's really like church almost. You feel like when you're in there, cuz you have this like reverence and respect and gratitude for all of this knowledge that's contained in there and that it's free. Like you can just go and like getting a card is free. It's it still blows my mind. This one is pretty kind of cliche, but the empire state building it's so tall, but the city is so dense that I never expect to see it when I do so I'll be walking somewhere, probably distracted, multitasking, and then I'll look up and it'll just be there in front of my face. And it's this like instantly calming moment for me and kind of resets me in whatever's going on in life at the time. And then there's like smaller little smaller spots. Like there's a Steinway piano showroom near times square that I like to go visit. I play the piano and it's a really silencing experience, even though it's so busy around there and, and crowded and, and loud, but just to stand outside and gaze in at these beautiful pianos that are handmade just across the river in Queens, like it's really, really cool how accessible places like this are because of that, you know, that network that connects, although the parts of the city, so well, the subway. So yeah, those are, those are a few that come to mind. how about you? Eric: Yeah, I think, I think Joh says some great things. I mean, one point there is like the urban sublime, right? Like these, you know, towers that rise to infinity. I mean, it, you can have a kind of experience. That's hard to get anywhere else. If you go like up to the observation deck on the, you know, the freedom tower that replace the world trade centers or the empire state building or Rockefeller center, right. You go up on tops of these things and you see, you know, from a. Point, and that kind of space is you know, I mean, it's commercial, right? You pay, you're going up to the top of, of a skyscraper, but you, it can induce kinds of experiences that are hard to get elsewhere. And sure, grand central station, that's like a great example of a kind of space that's already, you know, sort of semi pagan in its kind of classical thing. Like the Zodiac is there and it's this immense space and you can, you can go in and just be you can experience awe and, and, and humbleness and things like that. A lot in the city. And I think, you know, especially when I first started coming to the city and, and probably a lot of people would have a similar experience. You, you just feel overwhelmed. I mean, the, the sheer size of these things that are around you and unlike I mean, other cities have some of this, but you know, it's not like in New York city, you can walk, you walk a few blocks and you're out. Right. I mean, if you're in Manhattan, you can walk for like 12 miles through this amenity and you're sort of like, I mean, it's, it's humbling. So I think that, I think, and I think there's a lot of symbolism that goes into that. I'll mention that there have been a couple of urban terror decks, right? That use, I mean, if you think of the tower and you think of just, well, the tower, you know, or you think of things like that, there have been some there have been, there are a couple of urban TA decks, some better than others, but you know, people are, and this is what I think about the cultural infrastructure. People are starting to build that kind of thing. Right. And start to see these symbolisms in these, in these places. So, yeah, that, I like, I like that. What Joh said about sort of the urban sublime and what mark, you said about kind of these museums that hold all this, this cultural stuff and. You know, I often think of, of paganism in terms of the symbolic, right. Rather than you know, I'm not much for, for ancient, ancient roots. That, that seems a little racist to me. I'm more into thinking about the future and thinking about things like, you know, if I think about superhuman minds, right? I mean, the city itself is like a high of mind. You know, the city itself is a super organism. It's a superhuman intelligence. Right. And, and things like me, I'm just like a little sell in this organism. I'm passing through contributing something to it, but the, the amount of energy that flows through San Francisco or New York, or, you know, something like that is astonishing. Mark: Yes. Eric: And it's it's information too. I mean, places like, okay. New York, Tokyo, you know, San Francisco, you know, are, are some of the most information rich places on the planet. Mark: London, Hong Kong. Eric: Right. And, and so if you think of like, you know, you think of a deity like mercury or somebody like, or thought, or Glen, you know, these, you may think of these divine minds and these patterns of information. I mean, I prefer to leave those Dees in the past where they lived, but now you look at super, if you want a symbol, cuz for me, a lot of this is symbolic. If you want symbolism for superhuman intelligence, you know, superhuman mind a superhuman agency, right? I mean the place to one place to find that there are other places, but one place to find that is in the, you know, the rich information flows the density of information flows in cities. Mark: Mm-hmm Eric: Right? You, you can really, you can, you don't have to think like, I mean, Okay. I lived in New York city. This means I am part of something that is immense it's 400 years old. It's I don't know how long it'll last, but you know, so many people have contributed to it and you're there you feel it you're like, yeah, I there's this thing, you know, it's immense, I'm a tiny little part of this huge thing. So. Mark: and, and I think that's really well said, and it also, it extends beyond the bounds of New York city so much. I mean, I, I think about watching old movies where pretty much everybody came from New York or their immediate family came through New York. It's like the entire culture of the United States is deeply informed by this urban collective experience that then spread throughout the rest of the country. I was thinking about, you were talking about culture and of course, city is where the culture is, right? I mean, there's culture everywhere, but big cities are there're places where it's easier for people that are cultural creatives to make it. There are more opportunities for them to, to make a living. And it reminded me, I've lived in two big cities in my life. I've lived in San Francisco and in Barcelona. And one of the things that attracted me the most about both of those places is busking in the underground. Eric: Oh  Mark: the, the caliber of musical performance that you can experience. Just at random, you know, by stepping off of a train and suddenly finding yourself surrounded by it is it's like this, this spontaneous moment of, you know, truly religious kind of joy to me. And it's, it's one of the things that leaps immediately to mind to me, when I think about my fondness for those cities, right. Eric: Yeah. I mean, I, I think, and maybe Joh can speak to this too. I mean, the you know, thinking of those of those spaces where you can go and, and, and hear music and often the, the cultural thing is, is mixtures of cultures too, like in San Francisco or Chicago or New York. I mean, I can, you know, there are all these little I think, was it, Joh, did you mention Centia, did somebody mention that somebody mentioned that, but you know, there are all these, there are all these, you know, Afro-Caribbean cultures that have come into New York city and you could find all these little things, like all over the streets. You know, and they have some, you know, Afro-Caribbean significance and there they are. Right. And so you already find lots of, you know, there are lots of alternatives to a dominant, this sort of dominant Christian narrative. There are lots of alternatives already in these urban spaces, right. That come from from other other sources. Joh: I was actually also thinking about the, the mixture of different cultures. When thinking about some of the places that I like to visit there, there are a couple of neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan that I like to just I'm drawn to them. And I just like to walk around in and think about. The history and evolution of culture in those neighborhoods, like the history of music, of counterculture, of the different immigrant communities that settled there over time and everywhere you look, you can see little remnants of all this history from like a German inscription in the brick facade of a building or a plaque telling you that Charlie Parker lived in that building a 24-hour Ukrainian diner founded by refugees in the sixties that like still you know, still you can't, you it's always a weight. So there's that, there's that kind of magic too. And then I think just walkable urbanism in general, like increases the likelihood that you'll have chance encounters with not just different cultures, but like different kinds of people who are living different lives from you. Like. There's a community of local businesses and neighbors, and then the city workers, and it's all happening all in the same space. Like there's no alleyways in New York city. There's like two in the whole city. And so all that stuff is, and activity is just running up against itself and like keeping the environment running and thriving and kind of with this magical energy all the time. Mark: Yeah. And, and when you think about that, when you think about all those different cultures and different sort of value systems and so forth, all kind of coming together and finding a way to coexist, then it's no surprise that it's the cities that are the blue parts of the United States, right? It's like in the cities, people have figured out how to get along, cuz they have to, there's no choice about it, Joh: Yeah. And to coexist peacefully. Mark: And eventually to thrive. I mean, not, not just to coexist, but I to actually have melding of cultures and you know, new and interesting combinations of stuff like jazz, for example in new Orleans and New York and Chicago. Anyway, I, I don't know where I was going with that, but it, it occurs to me that the, the values that we associate with paganism, right? The inclusiveness, the tolerance, the the appreciation for beauty and culture and diversity and all those things, they really thrive more in the cities than they do in the, in the rural areas, which we think of as more natural, right. Eric: Yeah. I mean, that's a weird, you know, you find that kind of, to me, very, almost paradoxical or contradictory view in a lot of paganism, which is like, oh, the rural environment is the pagan environment. And you're like, no, the rural environment is filled with fundamentalists, man. Mark: Well, not entirely, not, not Yucca. Eric: nah, well, I mean sure, but, but still it's it's yeah, I mean, if you have a sort of polycentric culture where you've got lots of different cultures and lots of different religious ideas and lots of TISM lots of mixing of different religious ideas and you've got, you know, intelligent raccoons and, and you know, sparrows and yeah. Racoons have little hands, you know, they're learning to work stuff. They're gonna, that's what we're that's what's gonna take over after we're gone. You know, so, so I think that that's already seeing the multiplicity. I, I think of paganism often in terms of multiplicity, instead of, you know, unity, it's like, yeah, there are, there are many perfections and many ways to bring those together and, and integrate them into a system without, you know, reducing 'em to a, to like everybody has to act the same, you know? And I do think so. I think in, in that sense mark, what you said yeah. About cities having that, all those combinations right. Are really good. Really good. I don't think we're quite there yet in trying to figure out what, you know, the sort of next culture is gonna be, but won't happen in my lifetime, but I, I hope it will happen. So. Yucca: One of the things to kind of shift a little bit that, or some qualities that are usually not associated with urban environments that sometimes are, are highly valued in certain pagan circles are things like solitude and stillness and quietness. And those are things that I'm curious. Do you feel like. It is a fair assessment. That that's not something that really happens in urban environments. And also, is that something important in your practice? If it is, how is that something that is a pagan you, you search out or cultivate in your life? Joh: This made me think of something really specific. So it's actually, I feel like one thing that happens here is there's so much stimuli going on all the time. That it's actually, for me, at least fairly easy to, to, to be find myself in solitude. I, I live alone and You know, during the pandemic, especially, I didn't see anybody. And it was, it was very quiet. Actually, if you, you know, if you live in a more busy part of the city and you have an apartment facing the back of the building, that's like a sign that it's gonna be quiet. It actually can get really quiet here, surprisingly. But one thing that I don't know, I think this happened in multiple places around the world, in the beginning of the pandemic, but this, this thing started happening here where at 7:00 PM every day, everyone would leave their apartment and go outside and start clapping for the healthcare workers and essential workers who were actually having to still leave their apartments and help the city run. And this happened for months and months, every day at 7:00 PM, everyone would go outside and start clapping and, and it really helped, I think with the. Precarious kind of mental health situation that we were all finding ourselves in because we were trapped in these tiny boxes for so long, like scared of going outside because of the density and everything. And it helped us feel kind of alone together in a way. So that, that goes veers a little bit off of what you were asking, but I think it's actually not that it's pretty easy to find that piece and that, that that quiet and solitude if you if you try, like, not during a global pandemic, but but yeah, that just my mind kind of went there when you asked that. Eric: I think that was, that was a, a great place to go. I mean, I remember that we didn't go outside, but we leaned out our windows and banged on pots and pans, you know? And that's that was kind of a collective ritual. Mark: Yeah. Eric: I mean, it kind of, I mean, it was a collective ritual and I think, you know, I, I wonder about some of that solitude or something. I mean, certainly in, in lots of urban areas, there's a lot more, I think maybe I'm maybe I'm wrong here, but you know, a lot of collective action, there's a lot of political awareness political activity. And maybe that solitude, isn't quite what people are wanting. Right. Because it's not like I'm gonna go into myself and, and I'm gonna go, I mean, cities face outward, right. I mean, and that energy gets radiated outward. And I, I probably, if I had to think of my most well, you know, the two very pagan moments in New York city, both were musical. One was when I heard the band high long in New York, which was. You know, almost surreal in the, in the, the juxtaposition of this, this high, long shamanistic, you know, whatever they're trying to bring up. And it's in, it's in a theater in Manhattan and there are thousands of us there and we're all chanting and clapping and dancing and stuff like that. But probably even, even a little more, you know, pagan than high, long was like one time when I went to a Patty Smith concert in Manhattan. And that was just an, you know, an, I don't like to use this word, but that was intense. You know? I mean, that was something that was, I've been to a bunches of concerts and that was, you know, everyone just collectively this was, I think the 50th anniversary of her horses album and that's what they played. Mark: Oh, Eric: Right. And everyone knew all the words of course, and everyone was simply. Well, like in this unison and that's already you know, Patty Smith's already like, what space is she in with with these kinds of cultural things? You know? So I, I think there's a lot of opportunities for those kinds of collective mu I mean, music is one, art is one political, you know, political gatherings are be they protests or just activist gatherings.  Mark: Dancing thing. Eric: Dancing. Yeah. All those kinds of activities really happen in, in cities. So I wouldn't go with the no, I mean, yeah, like, I mean, Joh was right. You can be solitary in the city if you want to. I mean, it's probably more solitary there than anywhere else. Right. Because it's certainly in New York because you know, if you're not engaged, like nobody's gonna talk to you. Mark: Yeah. Eric: Right. I mean, they're gonna leave you alone. And but I, I do think that there is an enormous amount of col I mean, that's the point of a city it's collective activity. Right. You know, I lived on a farm. I know what I know what rural isolation is. Like I, you know, I don't wanna do that ever, ever again, so yeah, I dunno if that answers that, but there you go. Mark: You know, it occurs to me when you talk about that. When I was, when I was in late high school and, and into my first couple of years of college, I was really into punk rock. And of course I was living, you know, very close to San Francisco and there was a huge punk rock scene there at the Maha gardens and some other places. And so I saw a ton of shows and one of the things that always struck me was these bands never come 60 miles north to where I live. They, they don't leave an urban environment. Right. Because punk lives in the cities and and many of those concerts were truly ecstatic experiences. Eric: Right. Mark: I, I mean, the mosh pit was just this glorious experience of mutual trust, where we knew we weren't going to hurt one another, but we were going to fling one another around. My partner NAEA tells a story about being in a pit in Philadelphia where somebody lost a contact lens and the entire pit sort of went who to make a space so that they could find their contact lens. And they actually did find their contact lens. So, you know, it very, I mean, there's a, there's a very abrasive kind of quality to the punk aesthetic, but really people who cared about one another and, you know, were, were part of something. And that was very much an urban experience. Yucca: Hmm. Eric: Right, right. I mean, I think you, can you get that kind of you get those kinds of energies and a lot of that so far is kind of aesthetic, right? Music, art, dancing, things like architecture, you know? And, and it'll be interesting to see, you know, people translating that more. You know, that's why, I mean, I think for instance, sort of the pagan music is really interesting and the ways that that can go. And different kinds of artistic expressions. And one of the things we didn't really talk about, which I think of as kind of pagan is sort of the, the visionary community, right? The transformational festivals and, and, you know, visionary art and that stuff, which to, to my mind, is in entirely a pagan culture, a pagan subculture. And that's, that's there too. Right? A lot of that is in urban areas. Also in New York city, there was an San Francisco too, I believe, but they're a big, you know, I think of stoicism as, as a pagan movement, contemporary stoicism, and there's an enormous enormously rich stoic groups in in New York. San Francisco comes to mind and a few, there are a few other cities that have, but yeah, San Francisco certainly has all this transformative tech stuff.  Mark: And the, the whole burning man phenomenon, which is really interesting when you think about it. Because a lot of the people who go to burning, man, don't come from urban centers, but they have to build a city Eric: right. Mark: in order to have. The kind of crucible of creativity that they want. And burning man is a very pagan experience in, in at least the one time I was there. It definitely was not necessarily in a worshipful kind of way, but in a, in a cultural way, the, the kind of mutuality and celebration and expressiveness and creativity that you have in those kinds of environments are they remind me of the pagan community. And of course there's a lot of people there who are pagans. Eric: Oh yeah. Yucca: A lot of rituals. Mark: Yeah. Yeah. Eric: Yeah, that's gotta be like a paradigm case of how to do religion differently than it was done before. Right. And yeah, I mean, I teach a lot about burning man and you know, I always say to my students, I'm like, well, what do you think a new religion would look like? It's not gonna look like the old ones, you know? And you find, I mean, there's a lot of that around, I mean, that's, that's obviously closely connected with San Francisco, but there is a lot of that around not just burning man, but there's a, there's lots of places around New York city that are filled with that kind of stuff. I mean, yeah. I'm thinking in particular of like Alex Gray's chapel of sacred mirrors, Mark: mm-hmm Eric: which, which used to be in Manhattan, Joh, did you ever see that? Joh: No, I didn't. Unfortunately. Eric: It used to be in Manhattan. And now it's moved up the river into the Hudson valley and COVID kind of shut it down, but that guy used to have like weekly I'll just say raves at his place. Right. Wa in Weiner's falls check an hour north of the city. So, so that stuff is all around. Right. And it will be interesting to see if it gets more, you know, as things go on, if it gets, I mean, maybe it will just remain at a kind of level where it's people doing aesthetic things. Right. And they'll come together in these kind of groups and maybe it'll get more organized. I don't know. Mark: Hmm. Eric: Yeah, go to go to, Wappinger go to the chapel. I can't wait till the chapel sacred mirrors opens up again. I went with my, my friend, my friend of mine, Pete, and there was something about, I don't know what, you know, iowaska or something. And Pete looked at me and said, I didn't think this guy would be into drugs if you know, Alex Mark: Alex Gray. Really? Eric: yeah. It's like, Mark: the man who envisions gigantic halos of color all around the human form. Eric: you know, like 47 eyeballs, you know, like yeah, right. A little irony. But you know, that's, that's you know, it's all around and you know, maybe people don't conceive of it as pagan in a unified way, but maybe they should. Right. So we'll, we'll see where that goes. Mark: And I think, you know, the other part of it is that people are looking for rituals for, for shared communal experiences. Some of which we've just been talking about, but even people that are doing rituals in a more formally pagan kind of way, they have a much easier time finding others of like mind in a city than they do in an area like mine. For example, even though I'm close to San Francisco and there's a pretty large population of pagans here there's exactly one atheopagan other than me living in my county to my knowledge. Oh, that's not true four, there, there there's four of us, including me. And that's a, you know, there's half a million people living in my county, so yeah. Cities become this focus of such energy and, and collaboration. Eric: Yeah, I think they might. I mean, I, I, you know, there's probably like, you know, 7 million atheopagan in, in New York city. They just don't call themselves that. Mark: Huh? Eric: Right. And I think that's an inter I don't know if that's quite true, but it's, I think an interesting point, right? That you have people that are maybe nominally secular, but yet they do all these kinds of things. Right. And they don't I mean, I make contact with this through my students. Right. Who don't identify as, you know, pagan or atheists, but yet they're doing all sorts of they, you know, if you ask them, do they believe in God? No, but they don't identify as atheists. It's just, they just, they just don't do that stuff, but then they do all kinds of other things. Right. And you know, they, they do all sorts of, I mean, witchcraft was a kind of popular thing. I don't know if it still is, but they do things right. And they have all sorts of little rituals. Some of which are, are, come from family, traditions, others, you know, they do strange things with crystals, with their cell phones. Right. Those kinds of things could easily become more you know, a little deeper and a little more widespread where people start to think organically like, oh, what? And sometimes they might just not say, no, I'm not doing anything religious because they think of religion as Christianity and maybe they're right. And maybe that's right. And so I do find it an interesting point. That you say like, yeah, there might be a lot of atheopagan around you. They just don't call themselves that, Mark: right. Eric: you know, and they don't, you know, I mean, I know Masimo is a big leader of the stoic community and we just have this debate about whether or not he was a pagan. He'd be like, no, cuz that's like star Hawk. And I was like, no, dude, you're reviving, you're reviving an ancient pagan way of life, which is, oh, by the way, your own family history by your own admission, you know? And he's kind of like, like, guess that's true, you know? But he wouldn't call himself a pagan. Right. But he's doing the thing. So I, I do. And all those people out in San Francisco who do like the transformative text stuff and. A lot of the kind of consciousness hacking and things that goes into like some Americanized forms of Buddhism and things like that. That's, you know, there just might not be a single word for it yet. Mark: Sure sure. And all the, all the tech millionaires going to south America for iowaska ceremonies, you know, I mean, these, these are not the, the men who founded IBM in the 1950s and all wore an identical blue suit with a white shirt and tie. You know, this is, this is a very, very different culture that we've got now. Eric: Yeah. I think so. Was there, Joh, were you gonna say it, that it looked like you were gonna say a thing. Joh: The thing you were the thing you said about, you know, there, there might be 7 million Athens here, but they don't call it that. I just keep thinking about that because there's so many parts about like the set of values and the just human universal human needs, or like seeking for community for for ritual. The I've, I've seen acts of service, like in the past couple of years, like just becoming more community based here, like mutual aid, community fridges things like that. And, and what you were describing, like not, not your IBM founder, you know, people kind of looking for more right. Trying to. To look for more meaning it's all these little pieces kind of just existing at the same time, but not being named in any way. Eric: Yeah, or people aren't quite sure. That's why I think that, you know, building a cultural infrastructure, you know, some way to fit things together that says, oh, you guys are all have a lot in common. Right. I don't Joh, maybe, you know, maybe you're tapped into the secret networks. I mean, I don't know, like allegedly there's a zillion you know, iowaska rituals, like all the time in New York or there were before the pandemic. I don't know what the Panda, I mean, the pandemic transformed so much. There are big psychedelic conferences in New York, right? The the horizons which I've gone to. And but I, I don't know if this stuff is all, is all, you know, secret or, or not. Mark: Well, it seems as though we're at a time where culture and particularly the monopoly of Christianity has really shattered. And of course it's rebelling right now and trying to lock down everything it possibly can, as it loses its grip on the population. But there are all these fragments of things that are kind of floating around. It's like the accretion disc around a star, you know, Those things are going to, to glom onto one another and get bigger and bigger. And some of them will just spin off into space and be their own thing or dissolve. But I feel like nontheistic paganism is a kind of an organizing principle that a lot of these things can fit under because it provides meaning it provides pleasurable activities that people find joyful, provides opportunities for people to be expressive and to create family in whatever form that is meaningful and helpful to them. So it's, it's kind of an exciting time and I, I agree with you, Eric. We're not gonna see the outcome in our lifetimes. I don't think, but this, I think we're at a really pivotal time in this moment. And so working to be a culture creator is a really exciting thing. Eric: Yeah, I think that's true. And I, I mean, sure. I mean, I think that you know, and I don't know what to make of this as a, you know, an American who's growing older, but yeah, the, the sort of angry Christian nationalists trying to lock down what they can. And I don't know what it's like to live in, you know, Tennessee or Georgia or Indiana. I lived in the Northeast and, you know, Pennsylvania's an interesting case too, but I mean, you know, New York and north and east, it's like, Christianity's gone. Mark: Yeah. Eric: It's like, it's not here anymore. And I don't know if California or the west coast is that way. Certainly you have pockets here and there, but what a strange, yeah, that's just strange, Mark: After 2000 years of complete hegemony, right? Eric: Well, right. And you know, how are people living their lives around that? I mean, one of the things I like to do is catalog the existence of stone circles in the United States, you know? And like they're all over the place. I just found one like three miles from where I am now, Mark: Wow. Eric: know? I mean, and so what are people doing? Like what, Mark: It's a lot of work to build a stone circle. They must be doing something. Yucca: Is this is this in a park. Eric: No, this is on private land, up in the Hudson valley, you know, and I, and I just, just learned about it and you know, so I, I, I think we're all gonna, my prediction is we're everybody's gonna smoke weed and look at birds that's gonna be the, that's gonna be the thing, you know, bird. Now he's a bird, you know, now that now that weed is legal, but yeah. Where's this gonna go, Joh? You're young. It's up to you. Mark: Yucca is young Eric: Yucca is young too. That's right. You guys are young. Not, not is old, old foggy like us. Mark: Yeah. Eric: So what are you gonna do? I telescopes you got it all there. Yucca: Oh, yeah, I'm a science teacher. that's this is my classroom back here. Yeah. Eric: Oh, all right. Mark: Well, this has been an incredible conversation and I know we could go on for hours. But I think it's probably a good point for us to kind of draw down for this episode. And I would imagine we're gonna get a lot of really positive response from this episode. And we may ask to have you back to talk more about these things, cuz it's, it's really been just wonderful and super interesting talking with both of you. Yucca: Thank you for joining us so much to think about. Eric: Yeah. Thanks. Thanks for having us. Thanks for having Joh: Yeah, thank you so much. Us on, this was super fun to, to reflect on and think about, and talk about in this group. So thank you. Mark: You're very welcome. And of course we welcome feedback and questions from our listeners. The email address is the wonder podcast, QS, gmail.com. That's the wonder podcast, QS, gmail.com. So we hope to hear from you have a great week, everybody, and we'll be back next week.  

MCOC & ME!!
The Road To Paragon

MCOC & ME!!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 18:09


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Paragon of Furry Virtue

Mad at the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 193:45


Quadball, skeleton beach trips, furry picnics, Jim talks to PPP, Ralph does stuff, Keffals comments on my Starcraft career, Didi stole Chantal's man and reaps the rewards.

Critical Role
C3E27 A Race for the Prize

Critical Role

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 230:53


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C3E26 Hidden Truths

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Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 241:13


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Paragon Speedway

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C3E25 A Taste of Tal'Dorei

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Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 254:58


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