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The year is winding down but there is no end in sight when it comes to movie options in theaters between now and the end of the year. In this week's episode of Streamed & Screened, Bruce Miller highlights more than a dozen films that range from family-friendly to other that will compete with "Oppenheimer," "Killers of the Flower Moon" and others for Oscar consideration. Where to watch "May December" in select theaters now and coming to Netflix Dec. 1 "Priscilla" in theaters now "Rustin" on Netflix now "Saltburn" in theaters now "Wish" in theaters now "Poor Things" in select theaters Dec. 8 "American Fiction" in theaters Dec. 15 "Wonka" in theaters Dec. 15 "Maestro" in select theaters now and coming to Netflix Dec. 20 "All Of Us Strangers" in theaters Dec. 22 "The Iron Claw" in theaters Dec. 22 "The Boys In The Boat" in theaters Dec. 25 "The Color Purple" in theaters Dec. 25 Contact us! We want to hear from you! Email questions to email@example.com and we'll answer your question on a future episode! About the show Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, a longtime entertainment reporter who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal in Iowa and Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer for Lee Enterprises based in Madison, Wisconsin. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Headliner and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Terry Lipshetz: Welcome, everyone, to another episode of Streamed & Screened, an entertainment podcast about movies and TV from Lee Enterprises. I'm Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer at Lee and co-host of the program with Bruce Miller, editor of the Sioux City Journal, a longtime entertainment reporter, and hopefully well rested after our little Thanksgiving break. Bruce Miller: Well rested? What do you mean well rested? I was watching movies during the whole break. They are stacking up like, uh, wood in my house. That's how many new movies we've got coming. And if you thought the year was done, you are absolutely wrong. There are so many new movies that are coming, I can't keep up with it. Even though I would like to say that we've seen the Best Picture so far this year, I think that could be wrong. I think we could be seeing one that could slip in there, and it'll be Best Picture. Terry Lipshetz: Wow. Could the operative word. Bruce Miller: That is the operative word. Disney's latest animated film ‘Wish' underwhelms Bruce Miller: I got to tell you, though, I went to the theater to see Wish, okay? And I was all ready. Yeah, I like cartoons. I really do. I like them, too. And I am all in with all that stuff. And when I saw this, I was so disappointed. It tries to be a tribute to all hundred years of the Disney Company. So it brings back concepts, kind of characters. Peter Pan floats through there somewhere, and there's, uh, just a sensibility of, how can we make another buck off this stuff? That's what I think wish is. Um, and you'll see characters that remind you of other characters. But I was disappointed because Christmas, you look forward to the big Disney movie that they put out there, and this isn't it. Even the songs are lame, really. So let it know. Terry Lipshetz: I've seen the trailer and the first time I always get excited because I love Disney movies. I love classic animated Disney movies, and also the Pixar movies as well. I saw the trailer for Wish, and my first reaction was that this looks just there was nothing about it that grabbed me, and it felt old. I don't know. There was something about it. I don't know what it was, but I looked at it and know, I feel like I've seen this story a hundred times before. Maybe I haven't, but I don't just that's just the initial reaction I had. Bruce Miller: It takes place on the Mediterranean, and the castle looks vaguely like the one from The Little Mermaid, but, you know, they had trouble with that because, uh, some disgruntled animator drew something that wasn't exactly a seashell, shall we say. And so the idea that they would reference that somehow visually with this is just a real oh, okay. And the part that Chris Pine plays, he's the kind of the king of this odd world, and he is the keeper of Wishes. Terry Lipshetz: Okay? Bruce Miller: And the guy can sing. That's the thing we learned from this is that Chris Pine can sing. So good news. But the songs that he's singing are like, really? Is this really what you want to be singing about? And he's got an apprentice, Asha, who is voiced by Ariana DeBose, and she wants to push the agenda for her grandfather, who's turning 100. And she wants his wish to be approved. But this king decides that he doesn't want to grant all the wishes. He wants to keep the power to himself. Now, there's a political message in this somehow. Um, and I wouldn't doubt that there was a hidden Disney versus Ron DeSantis message lurking somewhere in there too, but it's just I don't know. And when you see these friends who are the seven dwarves, you think, well, what was that all about? Why are they doing those kind of stupid things? So wish was not what I was wishing for. Wish didn't come up to the level, and I don't dare talk too much about it, but at Christmas time, there are going to be some other family films that I think are much more appropriate, more fun, and dad and mom won't have to worry about, oh, uh, what are they trying to say with this thing? And how do we unpack it more there to be seen. ‘May December' is a fascinating look at family dynamics over the holidays Bruce Miller: The other odd thing I noticed over the holidays in looking at, I swear, I must have seen ten or 15 movies, is there's a lot of kind of worry about families and what does family mean? May December? Is this kind of based on the Mary Kay Letourneau case where she married a younger, uh, he was a student. Terry Lipshetz: Her student, right? Yeah. Bruce Miller: But this is not their story. It's just kind of inspired by, if you will, and it shows what the relationship is like much later in their lives. And a woman comes to their home because she's doing a, ah, role based on this, and she wants to see what the relationship is all about. Natalie Portman plays the actress, and Juliana Moore, um, is the Mary Kay Letourneau part, but the one to watch for, and he won a Gotham Award, is Charlie Melton, who plays the young man in an older age and, um, what he's like with his wife and his children. And it's fascinating. It's fascinating. You understand that maybe he was the one who suffered the most in the situation. But it's May December, and that's an interesting thing about family dynamics. All of us Strangers is another interesting kind of unpacking. And this is a bunch of, oh, what do I want to call it? Uh, it's a fantasy of sorts. Because you're wondering what happens or what happened that this man is talking to his parents who are dead. It's very Sixth Sense in that respect. And he asks them questions about things and it's can you talk to your parents? Or somebody that's important to you in your life is gone? And can they advise you about your life. Very, very fascinating. But I don't know that it'll catch on with everybody. ‘Saltburn' is a film that explores family dynamics Bruce Miller: Paul Mescal is in there as a romantic interest for Andrew Strong, I believe it is. Andrew Strong is the guy whose parents are there. And Claire Foy and Jamie Bell play the parents. Now, they're younger than Andrew, but you see he has a relationship with this guy and he's going to talk to his parents about this relationship. And it's fascinating to see how that is unpacked. Saltburn is another family relationship thing. Have you heard about Saltburn? Terry Lipshetz: No, I haven't. Bruce Miller: Emerald Fennell or fennel or however you want to pronounce it, uh, who won an Oscar for promising young woman shows. This young man going to Oxford and he's from not a wealthy family. And he goes to Oxford and he sees that there really is a clannishness there to all of the people who go to Oxford. And this rich kid, played by Jacob O'Lordy, is nice to him. But then he returns the favor and lets him borrow his bike when Jacob's bike breaks down. And that gets them talking and becoming friends. And the rich kid invites the poor kid to come and spend the summer at his house because, ah, his dad is supposedly dead and his mother know she has problems, issues. And so he said, well, come and spend the summer with us. We'll have lots of fun at Saltburn. That's the name of their house. Well, the house is incredible. It's like something you'd see out of Downton Abbey or whatever. And the people who are there are crazy. His family crazy, the hangars on crazy. And it all kind of comes together about what does family mean? How do you create a family? Is there a family? What do you do if your family is against you? And what if you lie? It's very fascinating film that I think is going to get a lot of attention in this follow up during um, the Christmas season. Several big family films coming out on Christmas Day Bruce Miller: And then the other one that's a big family film is The Color Purple. That's coming out on Christmas Day. And that's a musical version of Color Purple. Um, it was a big musical a number of years ago and didn't really go anywhere. And then they brought it back to Broadway by stripping it down. Instead of having huge sets and lots of costumes, they did it with chairs. And Cynthia Rebo was in it. And she wanted Tony. The Thing won a Tony for best revival. And now they've taken all of that and decided to turn that into a movie. Oprah, who was in the original Color Purple movie, is one of the producers. Steven Spielberg is a producer. Quincy Jones is a producer. And Fantasia Barino, who was, um, an American Idol winner, she was in the original musical version of Color Purple. I know this is confusing and she's now starring in this and obviously can be an Oscar nominee but it shows how she warmed to her family and how her love for her sister kept her going during some very dark times. So family becomes a real interesting kind of thing. But those aren't the films that people are talking about for Best Picture. Maestro. Maestro is the thing you've got to look out for with Bradley Cooper and Carrie Mulligan. And, um, this is about Leonard Bernstein and his career. And it just takes a couple of small moments in his life that are kind of focused and you get to see what he was like and what the family dynamic was all about. And that is getting more buzz than you can imagine. I mean, I keep hearing about it all the time. Poor Things is another interesting one with Emma Stone, who they say is possibly going to be best actress. Um, and it's a Frankenstein kind of film where she is brought back to life and then she has to deal with all the things that happened as a result of that. Interesting, Willem Dafoe plays the doctor who brings her back to life. Oh, nice. Uh, Ruffalo is the man who marries her and brings her into the know American. Um, fiction is another one that's getting a lot of buzz. Jeffrey Wright is in that. And this is about a black writer who writes a book with all of these kind of clichés, for lack of a better term, anti-black stuff. And it becomes a huge hit. And he has to reconcile, how do I deal with this when I'm doing something that's against my own best interests? Um, and that's another one that people are talking about. There's one that I think grandma will love called The Boys in the Boat. And there's one of those ones that either, uh, Clint Eastwood comes up with or somebody in the background that you say, really, what was this all about? But it's one where you think, ah, I might like that. It's green book all over. But this is about a 1936, uh, rowing team. Terry Lipshetz: Oh, right, yeah. Bruce Miller: And directed by George Clooney. And it's their kind of story. And it's very simple. It isn't one that you're going to go, oh, and then the Nazis were right there. It isn't like that. It's just can they do it? And it's a Rocky story come from. And Rocky, if you may remember, was one of those Christmas films that people thought, uh, this is not going to win anything. This isn't anything. And it beat all the films that they were talking about for the whole year. All the President's Men network. Those were all the big kind of buzzwords during that period. And Rocky came out at Christmas and blew. Everybody. Terry Lipshetz: Saw because I just went with my family. We saw, uh, the Hunger Games prequel, um, right before Thanksgiving. And one of the trailers they showed was Boys in the Boat. And I'm sitting there watching this trailer and thinking, like, I really want to see this because I love inspirational sports movies to begin with. But as you said, the comparison of Rocky, it felt like kind of a Rockyish type story where you've got this group, they are the underdogs. They're going up against heavyweights in collegiate rowing. And then of course, you've got, uh, the Nazi Germany of the time and the Olympic competition. So it seems like a real fascinating one and one that I definitely would like to get out and see. Bruce Miller: There's a documentary out about it that's been around, but this is a fictionalized version and I think those are more accessible for most people. They're ones that you can really kind of latch onto and say, ah, that's interesting. So I would tend to think it'll do well at Christmas. I m don't know that it'll necessarily be nominated for best picture, but I do think it's one that Grandma is going to say, I'd like to see that boat that looks like, uh, a good movie for me. I get a lot of stuff in the mail and it's like reminders that you should look at this one more time. Creed three. Movies released earlier in the year getting some additional Oscar buzz Bruce Miller: Speaking of Rocky, they're pushing like crazy and I didn't is that on my list? No. The Margaret movie. Uh, is it you? God. It's me, Margaret, something like that. Long title that's coming back with a vengeance. And you'll see that, uh, Rachel McAdams is clearly being talked about as a best supporting actress candidate. But they're pulling those things into the Spider verse or, uh, what is it out of? What's the correct name for the new version? Across the spider. Terry Lipshetz: Across the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Spider-Verse, yes. Bruce Miller: Um, is also getting a huge push. Air is back with a vengeance. In fact, I think I got a cassette player from them that know if you want to listen to the music from Air, here you go. Barbie, uh, is back with a vengeance. There are a lot of things that are Barbie, um, Oppenheimer. Terry Lipshetz: Oppenheimer is on streaming now, I think, or just about to be. Yeah. Bruce Miller: Uh, they are doing a big push too. So those are all ones that are making, um, an impact. The iron claw. I think it's called the iron claw. The wrestling movie that is going to be a surprise because it's got great performances in it. And you go Zac Efron. Really hold your breath because you'll be ready for something that's real interesting. And it's got Jeremy White. Terry Lipshetz: Yeah. Bruce Miller: So come on. Terry Lipshetz: From the bear. Bruce Miller: From the bear. If you're in the bear, you got to be good. Terry Lipshetz: He's cooking up something new, right? Bruce Miller: Easy. He is cooking up something new. Is that a wrestling term? I think it is. There are screen, uh, biographies. Priscilla, which is about Priscilla Presley. That'll be big. Rustin, which is about the civil rights leader. That'll be big. So it's a lot of stuff that I'm looking at that thinking, hmm, m. And I haven't even scratched surface of the foreign language films. There's, uh, a ton of ones from Asia. A ton. And they could actually factor, uh, into the final round of you know, I started out at the beginning of the year with a list of the best films that I thought would be in the mic. And as I go along, there are so many new films that are coming in at the last minute that start bumping something off the list, and you go, wow, I didn't realize that. But what I did do was I had relatives, and I said to the relatives, okay, you need to go to the movies while I look at other things. And so I want you to go see something in the theater where you can really experience what this is all about. And I push them off to the holdovers because I think that really holds up, and it's something that I dare tell them about, and they don't go, oh, that was just terrible. You pick the worst movies if you like a movie. I know I'm going to hate the movie. So I had to have something that worked with it, and they loved it. They were raving about the holdovers, and maybe that's got the legs to hang in there for the rest of the year, I don't know. But I think what we're learning at this time, it ain't over till it's over. Terry Lipshetz: It sounds like a lot of really good options here. Now, how many of these have you been able to screen so far? Bruce Miller: Well, it was between ten or 15. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. Bruce Miller: And I sit at night, uh, and it's so unfair, because all year long you wait for something good, and this is like, good, good, great, incredibly good. And you've gone the whole year without seeing something that really trips some kind of trigger in you to make you want to see it, and you want to see it again. You want to see it a second time. But it depends on how I might see it. I might see it in theater, I might see it on my big screen TV. I might see it on my laptop. I have even watched things on my phone because that's how they send you the thing. Uh, so you get different in different ways, but it's like a quick run to see how good it is, and then if it's really good, you'll watch it a second time just to make sure that you've got all of the ducks in a row. Terry Lipshetz: So did you get a chance to see poor things? Is that one of the ones that you have been able to screen yet? Bruce Miller: I haven't. And it's one of those you know how you have it's like a, uh, carrot at the end of a yeah. And if you get through this, you can see that. And I haven't gotten to that okay. Terry Lipshetz: Yeah. Because I'm curious because you mentioned Mark Ruffalo is in it. I love him. He's just a tremendous actor. But I always feel like he's always yelling. He's always getting worked up about something and yelling at I just I was curious if he's yelling at all the movie, because he always seems agitated. Bruce Miller: Well, he's the Hulk. Terry Lipshetz: That's right. Bruce Miller: Exactly. But I'll watch it before next week. I'll make sure do that so that then I can tell you if it's happening. And Christmas movies. There's Christmas movies all over the place. Eddie Murphy's got one. Tim Allen is back as Santa Claus in that TV series. Yeah. Beyonce is back in her concert, uh, tour. Terry Lipshetz: That's right. Bruce Miller: Taylor Swift's thing has added more to the three plus hours that they had. So if you go on her birthday, you'll be able to see an even longer Taylor Swift concert movie. Terry Lipshetz: Oh, boy. Will ‘Wonka' be a big hit movie to finish the year? Terry Lipshetz: So the one that I'm curious about and my family's curious about is Wonka. Is that going to be any good? Bruce Miller: How much can I tell you? Because technically, I can't review it yet. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. Bruce Miller: It isn't time. But it is a visual treat in terms of, like, the sets, the costumes, all of that kind of stuff. The people who did Paddington Two are behind this. Um, and Timothy Chalamet, I think, will surprise you as Willy Wonka. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. Bruce Miller: I don't know. Personally, I would cast him as Willy Wonka, but you find what his origin story is and how did he get this? Chocolate factory? Maybe. Terry Lipshetz: Yeah. Well, maybe that's one, since you can't quite review it yet, maybe as we get closer, once you can, we can talk about that one in relation to the original, the one with Gene Wilder, uh, as well as the reboot that was done with, uh, Johnny Depp a number of years ago. Because I think both of those movies, they're so opposite of each other in so many different ways, but they're fascinating. Bruce Miller: Yeah. This is, uh, a better fit for the Gene Wilder one. Terry Lipshetz: That's kind of what I thought it felt. Know, visually, it's updated because you have the benefit of improved filmmaking techniques. But it felt like and they have the song. Yeah. Bruce Miller: They get to have the song in. I hope that's not a spoiler alert. But the song is there, so you'll get to enjoy, um I sang a lot. Who doesn't? It's a great song. But I'm, uh, sure you've seen the ads where Hugh Grant is an Oompa Loompa. Terry Lipshetz: Right. Bruce Miller: And you find that origin story, too, which is okay. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. All right. Well, I'm looking forward to that one. Bruce Miller: I think, um, Wonka could be one of those ones that at Christmas time, it will be seen over and over and over and over. Terry Lipshetz: Wow. Perfect. Some of these Disney animated movies are not living up to the past Terry Lipshetz: Kind of going back to the top of this episode when we're talking about Disney movies, and there's been a lot and this is in relation to Wish, which is out. It did come out this past weekend, it did not do well at the theater at all. And I kind of mentioned it just looked like one where uh, do I even want to see it? And I'm going back through the list of recent Disney movies and I'm looking at it and you know, like Zootopia I enjoyed it. Finding dory. I enjoyed it. Moana, I enjoyed it. Coco, I enjoyed it. And I liked incredibles too. But kind of after that it really starts taking a turn. Some of them are okay. I didn't mind Toy Story Four. Frozen Two was fine, but Onward was okay. Luca was okay. Ryan the Last Dragon was like, they were okay. But none of them felt like classics in my just even know I know a lot of people talked about it because of the song. It was one of those where I remember watching it and I kind of fell asleep while watching it. So I don't know, I really feel like some of these Disney animated movies are not living up to the past. Bruce Miller: I think they kind of are searching for they did have people in place who were very well versed at doing this kind of stuff and they would stop somebody and say, no, we're not going to do that. And I think now they're so eager to find something that they greenlight stuff that shouldn't be. Terry Lipshetz: Yeah. Bruce Miller: Ah, they have been using, um, short subjects as their way to test the market to kind of see if a concept works. And they have done well with that. But they're already talking frozen. Three, four and five. Terry Lipshetz: Yeah. Bruce Miller: Do we need that many? I don't think we do, no. Terry Lipshetz: But now it's a franchise so you can go back to it. I heard something about like a Toy Story Five is on tap now. It's like, do we really need another Toy Story? Especially after Lightyear kind of tanked. Bruce Miller: But it's probably the, um, Marvel influence. Where Marvel? How many do they have? Terry Lipshetz: Right? Bruce Miller: And they're struggling. They don't know where they're headed. But I think when you go back to the well too many times the well dries up. Terry Lipshetz: It does. Absolutely. Bruce Miller: And in this come on, at the end of it, there's fireworks. Terry Lipshetz: Spoiler. Bruce Miller: Um alert. I'm telling you right now, there are fireworks at the end of the movie. Terry Lipshetz: Mhm. Bruce Miller: And what do the fireworks create? The head of Mickey Mouse. Uh, now is this something we should be seeing? No, it should not be in there. I'm sorry. Those are hidden Mickeys that you should find, not crash into. And I get that it's a hundredth anniversary of the Disney Company, but you don't have to do a retrospective where everything is and it's too bad because Ariana DeBose is a great talent and she should have been a Disney princess. And I don't know that this is the best Disney princess for her to be. There's a cute goat in this named Valentino oh, yeah. And he's worth, um, a stuffed animal. But the star the Star, have you seen it? It looks like Pokemon. Terry Lipshetz: It's very disturbing. Yeah. Bruce Miller: Right. And you go, what is this bit in this? I'm not up for that. Uh, or like the star that was in the More, you know, do you remember those from morning cartoons where the star would be like yes, and it would be and that's what it is. And I think you could do a little better on the star. I think I could. The Star. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. Bruce Miller: So that's what you learn over the holidays is that there are a lot of movies out there that underperform and some that you never heard of that are going to be big, over performers. So be ready, because now you're going to see instead of one movie and ten screens, you're going to see probably ten different movies on those ten screens. And I think you need to be a savvy consumer, knowing what you're getting into before you just jump into it. Just because it's from a company that you've trusted in the past doesn't mean necessarily they'll have things like from the people who sat you in the seats for whatever. Terry Lipshetz: Right. Bruce Miller: That's an usher. Yeah, somebody who ushered me into the theater. I should but that's that's about how thin it is from one of the producers, uh, or from a second, uh, tier. Yeah. I don't know. Where is Alan Menken? Is he not writing songs anymore? Come on, get out there. Write a song for us. It's there, but I think after the holidays, we've had this kind of like, okay, now what? Now what is good? I promise there are good movies that are coming that you will want to see. So carve out some time between now and Christmas, because you're going to get them each week. They'll be dropping into your theaters and be ready for them because they're remarkable. And, Saltburn, if you consider yourself a film buff and you want to see something that's different and interesting, it is very much on par with something like Psycho. Terry Lipshetz: Okay. Bruce Miller: Uh huh. You go, this is not at all what I thought this was going to be. And it surprises you. And so I would get to something like that before everybody knows what the secret is. Terry Lipshetz: Perfect. Yeah, no, that sounds good. I mean, like a 6th sense, almost, where you don't want the cat out of the bag. Exactly. Terry Lipshetz: All right, well, on that note, a lot of good options here. Saltburn. You got the color purple, maestro. Poor things. Boys in the boat. The Iron Claw. A lot of options here. So get out to the theater and check something out. A lot of good stuff to do in the next few weeks as the temperatures turn and you need to get. Bruce Miller: Out of the house. Next week, we're going to turn to TV. I'm going to talk about some things that are kind of interesting now because they're ramping up the TV. People are going to be in full force by January, and you'll start seeing new shows in February, and there's some that they're bringing back to try and remind you of how good they really were. So I have an interview for you next week, and we're, um, turning to TV next week, so get ready. No more shopping. Terry Lipshetz: No more shopping. All right, thanks again for listening to another episode of streamed and screened.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Larissa FastHorse's satire, The Thanksgiving Play, focuses on four well-meaning white people trying to put on a politically correct school production for Native American history month. She spoke with Tonya Mosley about diversifying Broadway, her rewrite of Peter Pan, and changes she suggested for the Macy's Thanksgving Day Parade.
Neste episódio o Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira compartilha sua leitura sobre o tema da Psicologia cognitiva. Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira. Associação Peter Pan. Leitura. Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira. Literatura. Leitura, 2023 casa Associação Peter Pan. Literatura.
Larissa FastHorse's satire, The Thanksgiving Play, focuses on four well-meaning white people trying to put on a politically correct school production for Native American history month. She spoke with Tonya Mosley about diversifying Broadway, her rewrite of Peter Pan, and changes she suggested for the Macy's Thanksgving Day Parade.
Neste episódio o Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira compartilha sua leitura do livro. Fundamentos da Psicanálise de Freud a Lacan. Volume 1. As bases conceituais. De Marcos Antônio coutinho Jorge. Leitura Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira. Leitura, Associação Peter Pan. Infância, leitura. Câncer infantil. Psicanálise. Leitura. Empatia. Câncer infantil. Gratidão. Associação Peter Pan.
Neste episódio o Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira compartilha um Pouco sobre o mundo da leitura, e literatura. Podcast de leitura. Qual a importância que a literatura tem na vida das crianças e adolescentes? Para que serve a Poesia no mundo moderno de hoje? Como se deu seu primeiro contato com os livros? Quais os livros que leu? Qual a importância que a leitura tem na formação dos alunos na escola? Literatura. Psicólogo vandemberg ferreira. Leitura. Associação Peter Pan. Entrevista. Literatura, gratidão.
Producers Podcast | This week we sort of announce our first live event; George jumps in to talk big heads and onions; Plus we have some chat regarding Peter Pan and Bedside TablesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Since Philadelphia's bus depot closed this summer, travelers riding with Greyhound, Peter Pan, and other major carriers have had to wait outside for buses near 6th and Market Streets, alongside curbside companies like Megabus. This area has no dedicated bathrooms, seating, or shelter for passengers. This week, the city is moving the bus stop again, to yet another temporary curbside location in a different neighborhood. Host Trenae Nuri speaks with Inga Saffron, architecture columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, who explains how the city lost its intercity bus station and argues that a form of transit so many people use deserves more respect. Read Inga's past coverage of shelterless intercity buses here and here. Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly. We're also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly. Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail or send us a text at 215-259-8170. Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
peter pan is a 1953 american animated adventure fantasy film produced in 1952, by walt disney productions the voices of bobby driscoll, it follows wendy darling she had two brothers. and never growing up peter pan he travel to with him of neverland to face captain hook --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kalen-ruffing1211/message
We're bringing you a bonus episode with Jean-Luke Worrell (Peter Pan Goes Wrong / A Strange Loop) and Bernie Dieter (Club Kabarett).Jean-Luke Worrell is currently playing Francis in Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Michief's show is back for a UK tour and West End run. Jean-Luke previously worked with Michief when he did The Comedy About a Bank Robery in the West End at the Criterion Theatre. His other theatre credits include Cluedo on tour and most recently he was an understudy in the London transfer of A Strange Loop at the Barbican Centre.Peter Pan Goes Wrong runs in the West End at the Lyric Theatre 23rd November - 14th January 2024 and tours the UK until April 2024. Visit www.peterpangoeswronglive.com for info, tour dates and tickets. Kabarett superstar (aka the mistress of mayhem) Bernie Dieter is back in London with her show Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett. Renewed worldwide, the show features a live band and some of the world's best circus, cabaret and sideshow acts at their "provocative" best. Club Kabarett is the first production at the newly reopened and renamed Underbelly Boulevard Soho.Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett runs at Underbelly Boulevard Soho until 6th January 2024. Visit www.underbellyboulevard.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32 Thanks for listening! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.
Dedicated to Jesse Tapia II. "What are you picking up today?" At some point, we all meet Captain Nemo. He's an icon: a literary legend, a Disney villain, and a comic book mainstay. As with Batman, Superman, or any other decades-old character, you probably have your favorite interpretation. Thanks to Juni Ba, there's a new version loose on the planet, and he may very well be our favorite one so far. That's a bold proclamation, but it's Ba, so hyperbole usually quickly transitions into stone-cold reality. Mobilis: My Life with Captian Nemo, published by TKO Presents, is a coffee-table-sized masterpiece that slaps ya in the face with nearly every page turn. One day, a young girl named Arona awakens aboard the Nautilus. She's greeted by a chipper, morally-centered robot and told the planet she once knew is destroyed and to stay away from the captain. Also, they have cookies. Juni Ba takes his lifelong passion for Nemo and Peter Pan and slathers it atop our environmental crisis with a heavy dose of anxiety, concern, and beauty. We've lost the world, but maybe the one that comes after is not so bad for those who inherit it. Change is change; removed from our perspective, it's not good or bad. The cartoonist returns to Comic Book Couples Counseling to discuss his Nemo obsession, the panic that birthed Mobilis, and what it's like to drop this graphic novel chunk during the same month as his other glorious creation, The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber, co-created with Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and published by Dark Horse Comics. He also grills us on what the book says about humanity. The conversation is a dream come true for Lisa, certainly. As always, Omnibus, the Digital Comic Store and Reader, sponsors our Referrals segment. This week, we selected two comic book titles on the site that satisfy this episode's themes. We won't spoil what they are here, but if you click the links below, you'll be immediately escorted to the books. Brad's Referral Lisa's Referral Keep up to date on all things Juni Ba by visiting his Instagram and Twitter. Both Mobilis: My Life with Nemo and The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber are now available wherever rad comic books are sold. Also, CLICK HERE and listen to Juni Ba's previous CBCC guest appearance, talking about Djeliya. Other Relevant Links: Support Jesse Tapia II's GoFundMe Campaign Listen to CBCC on Spec Tales Purchase Your Copy of Ba^m^n: Year Wha?! Final Round of Plugs (PHEW) Now Open - the CBCC Digital Shop! Support the Podcast by Joining OUR PATREON COMMUNITY! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia on 12/3 at 4:00 PM for our Flash Gordon screening, co-hosted by Psycho Cinema, co-sponsored by Four Color Fantasies, and benefitting The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Don't forget! Watch the latest episode of The B&B Show, where Brad and Bryan Review the Hottest Cinematic Releases. And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren. Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-star Review on Apple Podcasts. Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators. Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.
Tapes And Scowls is go! This week Max gets hooked on Hartnett, Tim is very afraid, a different type of pen cult, fire fighting and faculty snatching! Embrace the madness. #TapesAndScowls, #TAS, #CapesAndScowls, #MoviePodcast, #Movies, #Movie, #Jarrod, #Jayrod, #AlphabetChallenge, #BeauIsAfraid, #AriAster, #Hereditary, #Hook, #PeterPan, #TheFaculty, #Faculty, #ThoseWhoWishMeDead, #DustinHoffman, #Rufio --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/capesandscowls/support
O mineiro Eduardo Lima é o artista gráfico da saga do bruxinho mais famoso dos tempos modernos. Lima trabalha em parceria com a inglesa Miraphora Mina no estúdio britânico que tem o sobrenome dos sócios - MinaLima. Gina Marques, correspondente da RFI na ItáliaA tarefa é projetar os desenhos do Mapa do Maroto, o colar Vira Tempo, o jornal Diário do Profeta entre outros itens fantásticos que compõe a adaptação cinematográfica da série de sete romances de fantasia escrita pela autora britânica J. K. Rowling.Eduardo Lima e Miraphora Mina recentemente participaram do Lucca Comics & Games 2023, a principal feira de quadrinhos e cultura pop da Europa. Este ano o evento de 1° a 5 de novembro atraiu cerca de 314 mil pessoas, a maioria jovens vindos de diversos países. A RFI encontrou Eduardo Lima na cidade de Lucca, na região da Toscana, no centro da Itália, onde acontece este festival anual.Lima nasceu em Cruzília, Minas Gerais, mas foi criado em Caxambu. “Desde criança eu já era apaixonado por cinema. Com 4 anos de idade, eu já tava dentro de casa, meu irmão ficava bravo porque queria jogar futebol comigo e nunca gostei de futebol. Eu ficava dentro de casa desenhando, contando histórias, criando mundos” lembrou Lima.De Minas Gerais ao Rio de Janeiro, até chegar em Londres onde vive há mais de 20 anos, a trajetória de Eduardo Lima une talento e determinação. Mas ele faz questão de ressaltar que contou com a ajuda de amigos. “ Quando era jovem, eu me mudei para o Rio de Janeiro e fui estudar comunicação visual na PUC Rio. Lá eu conheci essa pessoa maravilhosa chamada Virgínia Flores. Comecei a trabalhar com ela em edição de cinema. Foi ótimo porque eu aprendi ainda muito mais sobre a sétima arte e aí a minha paixão cresceu ainda mais.” disse o designer gráfico.Na carreira de Eduardo Lima também foi determinante o apoio de outra amiga. “No Rio eu conheci também uma diretora de cinema que foi um anjo na minha vida: Ludmila Ferola, que por sinal conhecia a Mira. Elas moraram ao mesmo tempo aqui na Itália, em Roma. A Ludmila falou pra mim: Eduardo, eu sei que você tá querendo ir para Londres. Eu vou te passar o contato da Mira. Acho que ela tá trabalhando num filme sobre um bruxinho órfão, coisa de magia, chamado Harry Potter, que não tenho menor ideia do que seja.” recordou sorrindo.Eduardo Lima mudou-se para Londres em 2001 trazendo com si, o contato da Miraphora Mina.“Eu mandei uma carta para ela falando: Mira, eu estou me mudando para Londres e queria te conhecer porque eu gostaria uma ajuda para trabalhar em cinema em Londres. E a Mira foi super bacana. Ela falou assim: Eduardo, eu acabei de terminar o primeiro Harry Potter e vou começar o segundo. Vem aqui me mostrar o seu trabalho e vamos ver no que vai dar” contou.Em agosto de 2001 Eduardo Lima foi ao estúdio de Miraphora Mina. “Foi uma coisa mágica. Eu encontrei a Mira e parecia que a gente já se conhecia de outras vidas passadas. Eu acho que existem outras vidas sim. Aí a Mira me ofereceu umas duas semanas de estágio que passaram a ser três, quatro, cinco e nunca mais saí. Agora são 22 anos criando para Harry Potter.” rememorou.A exposição de MinaLimaNo evento em Lucca, foi organizado para o estúdio MinaLima uma exposição em um espaço especial no centro histórico da cidade, dentro da Igreja San Cristoforo construída no do século XI. A imponente arquitetura desta igreja medieval desconsagrada exaltou o aspecto místico das artes gráficas da saga de Harry Porter e de outras artes da dupla de designers. Durante o festival de quadrinhos, a mostra estava lotada por pessoas de diversas idades e nacionalidades atraídas pelos vários desenhos feitos pela dupla MinaLima. “O Harry Potter conta um mundo imaginário. O nosso papel foi ajudar a criar este mundo maravilhoso que a J. K. Rowling concebeu. Criamos todos os objetos gráficos de cena, como o Mapa do Maroto, o Diário do Profeta, e tantos outros para o filme” explicou o artista gráfico brasileiro.Eduardo Lima constantemente agradece os seguidores do bruxinho. “Eu acho que a magia é maior de Harry Potter são fãs. Os fãs de Harry Potter são incríveis. Eles são pessoas adoráveis, é uma comunidade incrível no mundo inteiro. Aqui na Itália, na França, na Alemanha, no Brasil, no Japão, eles são incríveis. Eu acho eles são a verdadeira magia", diz.Planos futurosAs criações do estúdio MinaLima vão além de Harry Porter. “No estúdio Mina Lima, além do Harry Potter a gente está há 8 anos criando vários livros, os clássicos da literatura, como Peter Pan, Mágico de OZ, Branca de Neve, entre outros. A gente está reimaginando esses mundos numa coleção de 9 livros que foram lançados na Inglaterra e aqui também na Itália”.Eduardo Lima contou também que o estúdio MinaLima tem planos para o futuro. “A gente tem projetos aí super bacanas. Depois de dar vida pra vários universos escritos por outras pessoas, agora enfrentamos o verdadeiro desafio: criar as nossas próprias histórias. É isso que a gente está fazendo agora.” revelou entusiasmado. Mesmo depois de conquistar o mundo, Eduardo Lima pensa com carinho na sua terra de origem.“Tenho uma saudade imensa do Brasil. Eu queria poder fazer mais coisas com projetos brasileiros. Mas acho bacana quando eu vou ao Brasil e consigo inspirar um pouquinho da juventude brasileira a procurar um caminho, nas artes ou na área gráfica do cinema. Tomara que eu esteja inspirando pessoas para seguir seus sonhos, como eu fiz” concluiu.Polêmicas no evento deste anoA edição 2023 da Lucca Comics & Games foi marcada por chuvas e polêmicas. Nas vésperas da abertura do evento, italiano Zerocalcare, um dos mais famosos autores contemporâneos de histórias em quadrinho, anunciou que não compareceria no festival. A controvérsia foi por causa de um patrocínio cultural da embaixada de Israel na Itália.Após o anúncio de Zerocalcare houve uma avalanche de deserções. A Amnesty Internacional, Fumettibrutti (Josephine Yole Signorelli), a tiktoker La Biblioteca di Daphne, a cantor Giancane e a central sindical CGIL de Lucca também decidiram não participar. Zerocalcare escreveu o motivo: “Infelizmente o patrocínio da embaixada de Israel representa um problema para mim”.O patrocínio cultural surgiu do fato de o pôster da edição deste ano, intitulado “TOGETHER” (Juntos) ter sido desenhado por Asaf e Tomer Hanuka, dois cartunistas israelenses que também anunciaram a sua ausência: “Não temos vontade de passar de uma verdadeira zona de guerra para uma zona de conflito mediático” escreveram os cartunistas israelenses.O prefeito de Lucca, Mario Pardini, explicou que o patrocínio da embaixada israelense é apenas cultural e o pôster dos gêmeos foi planejado há um ano, antes do início da guerra entre Israel e Hamas. “A Lucca Comics & Games é um contentor em que a cultura está no centro e não acredito que a cultura possa dividir, mas deve unir”, acrescentou Pardini.De acordo com o prefeito italiano, a feira de quadrinhos “tem 57 anos de credibilidade, nasceu de valores importantes e juntos enfrentaremos esta edição da melhor forma com o nosso público, que é um público fantástico”.No entanto, a polêmica e a forte chuva que atingiu a cidade italiana de Lucca, e causaram oito mortos na região da Toscana não detiveram os milhares de visitantes que lotaram o evento.
Questions from Locals Subscribers 27 October 2023Join the PREMIUM philosophy community on the web for free!Get access to the audiobook for my new book 'Peaceful Parenting,' StefBOT-AI, private livestreams, premium call in shows, and the 22 Part History of Philosophers series!See you soon!https://freedomain.locals.com/support/promo/UPB2022what are your thoughts on sleepovers? I used to do sleepovers growing up and we always snuck out, stayed up super late, ate crappy food, watched horror movies, etc. there are a lot of stories coming out about kids getting raped and molested while sleeping over at a “friends” house. Do you let Izzy go to sleepovers?when I was younger I was exposed to very violent tv and movies by my dad. My mom didn't like it but didn't do anything other than passive aggressively insult my dad. Thinking back, I remember times when I would torturously kill insects and little frogs. I also had no trouble hitting our dog to “discipline” it. I am repulsed by this now and have developed empathy to the point where I would never dream of hurting animals like this. What is your analysis of this?in the news recently Baltimore city schools had almost 0% of students pass the 7th grade standardized tests and in Oregon they are getting rid of standards for reading, writing and math because people of color can't pass them. Is this proving the Bell Curve by Douglas Murray? Can UPB be used to make education more realistic? Should students be taught to their level of capabilities? How do you imagine education in a free society?is the United States of America an example of a philosophical derived nation? How have cultures been influenced/united by philosophy? What are some modern examples of philosophical unification?I have one that I've thought about recently. How would you navigate a world in which it becomes increasingly more difficult to believe what you see and hear with the use of AI generated content? As it is now AI videos and AI voice recreation is about as bad as it will ever be it will only continue to get better. Seems like sources of news whether that's social media or mainstream media will be less and less reliable.Hey Stef.I have a friend much older than me who I've known for over 5 years now. He's shown almost no character growth over the course of knowing him, and instead has shown a steady regression towards a deeper immaturity and arrested development. One example is his continual complaints about his abusive and narcissistic mother, who he now cares for and looks after begrudgingly, as well as his marriage which quickly fell apart after he says his wife physically abused him.How does one leave old friendships that were forged in a time of immaturity and a lack of self knowledge? He is now looking to get back in touch and rekindle our friendship, but appears to hold no standards for his own self development. Is it worth trying to reason with someone who seems to be retreating into an ever-deepening pit of Peter Pan syndrome?Is it immoral to donate sperm? I'm near a place that pays people with sufficient credentials to donate sperm. I meet the credentials and the money's pretty nice for the ease of the labor (heh). But I'm not sure if it's ethical. On the one hand, it's helping people who want families have them, bringing a life into the world who otherwise wouldn't exist, and it also of course benefits me by propagating my genes and making some easy money. The downside of course is I have no idea if the parents are going to be lunatics. It seems like a crapshoot; people who get sperm donations aren't having babies by accident, but our culture also still believes in spanking. How responsible am I if my offspring gets bad luck with parents?hi Stef!!! When would you say your running out of time to find a wife and make a career I'm 23 have a good paying job or career if i want it to be about 50,000 per year but constantly feel like I'm running out of time to do things I constantly feel like life is slipping away and like I'm going to die soon or something, I have a lot of responsibilities that I take care of and I imagine that's part of it, any words if wisdom would be appreciated.What are your thoughts on "overemployment" as described in the following article:https://overemployed.com/story-five-it-jobs-millionaire-u-sweetmullet/What would you expect to result from this?TL;DR:The author claims to make over $1M with a series of full-time remote IT positions that do not actually require full-time work from him to accomplish the required tasks; presumably, these companies do not know that the author is working at multiple companies simultaneously, though no non-compete condition of employment is mentioned.how did you prepare for your daughter's birth? did you find it unsettling how everyone seems to be winging parenting? we require 4 years of intense schooling + licensing to be an engineer, but with zero oversight one can have sex and assume full responsibility for the care of a baby
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 21. The Final Episode. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 20. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
In this episode of My Favorite Movie Podcast, we dive into the newly released Disney Plus original film Peter Pan and Wendy. We discuss the unique twists and turns this adaptation takes from the original source material, the representation of diverse characters, the character development of Wendy and Tinkerbell, and the complex relationship between Peter Pan and Captain Hook. We also compare the film to other versions of the Peter Pan story, such as the 2003 Universal's Peter Pan. Join us as we explore the magic of Neverland and uncover the deeper meanings behind this beloved tale. Hosts: Daniel Levain, Ian Sweetman and Eric Sweetman. Subscribe thru: Apple Podcast Google Podcast Spotify
In today's upbeat and eye-opening episode, We're taking a candid look at the "Peter Pan Syndrome," that tendency we have to cling to youth in ways that actually make our health choices anything but youthful. I'll take you back to when I was 22, equating fun with a whole lot of unhealthy habits, and lay bare the biases and misconceptions we often have about what being young, 'edgy,' or 'fun' really means. I'll also dig into the hidden narratives in food marketing—ever notice how processed, unhealthy options get billed as 'party foods,' while anything healthy gets tagged as 'boring' or 'old'? Through stories like a client of mine who was scared of losing her connection with her boyfriend by eating healthier, I'll unfold the irrational ties we make between overeating, overdrinking, and this idea of defying aging. But here's the real meat of today's talk—it's all about empowerment and self-realization. I'm inviting you to take a hard look at how you want to think about eating well and caring for your body. Let's break free from those narratives that aren't doing us any favors and redefine what fun and youthfulness really mean—in terms of energy, vitality, and feeling amazing. In this episode, I aim for you to realize that taking control of your health isn't about resigning to getting old; it's about truly living. It's about embracing every age with wisdom and celebrating each stage of life with a joy and fulfillment that's genuinely ageless. Chapter Summaries: Redefining Aging, Fun, and Responsibility (0:00:04) Exploring the Peter Pan syndrome, I uncover how unhealthy habits are marketed as fun and how to redefine health, joy and vitality. Embracing Aging With Grace and Vitality (0:10:26) Question beliefs around aging, health, and vitality; embrace aging with grace and wisdom; live life to fullest. Continuing the Conversation (0:21:06) Challenge societal expectations and create a life of joy, health and possibilities without conforming. "Embrace aging as a journey of wisdom and vitality, and challenge the narrative that equates youthfulness with unhealthy habits. Rediscover joy, energy, and the vibrant life that awaits you." - Elizabeth Sherman Get full show notes and more information here: https://elizabethsherman.com/podcast/147
What do you do when a local theater is in danger of falling into disrepair? Put it in a book. Add some ghosts (okay, so they were already in local lore), split time a bit, and The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater is born as only Jaime Jo Wright can birth a book. And right there, folks... I think I'll leave the metaphor before it becomes more tortured than it already is! Meanwhile, listen in as we chat about some missing boys, a missing friend, and the ant-farm-loving side-Kit who is determined to save the day! Note: apologies for the audio quality on my track. No idea what happened there! Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. What Terrible Things Happen When Old Ghosts Meet Modern Skeptics? Talking with Jaime Jo Wright is always a joy. She has this unique and enviable ability to zero in on truth and hold fast to it while also retaining her love for people and compassion for those who don't know and love Jesus. That (unfortunately) is a rare gift these days. Jaime Jo shared some insights into her latest release, The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater, including the lack of Peter Pan influence. (Thank you, Jaime!!!) But with an opening scene that has a baby falling over a balcony and then the police not finding any baby or her mother, well... things aren't looking good. Actually, now that I think about it, there are three distinct "missing people" scenes in this book mentioned in this podcast alone. No wait! Four! Her next book... something about Predicament Avenue (on preorder HERE) has a crime with no body. So there's that! HA! We also chatted about her panel at a conference this summer and how she answered a question about why she writes horror. For her, it's about hope! Finally, she gave us a few books she's reading, including one she discusses with the author on her podcast HERE. The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater by Jaime Jo Wright It promises beauty but steals life instead. Will the ghosts of Barlowe Theater entomb them all? Barlowe Theater stole the life of Greta Mercy's eldest brother during its construction. Now in 1915, the completed theater appears every bit as deadly. When Greta's younger brother goes missing after breaking into the building, Greta engages the assistance of a local police officer to help her unveil the already ghostly secrets of the theater. But when help comes from an unlikely source, Greta decides that to save her family she must uncover the evil that haunts the theater and put its threat to rest. Decades later, Kit Boyd's best friend vanishes during a ghost walk at the Barlowe Theater, and old stories of mysterious disappearances and ghoulish happenings are revived. Then television ghost-hunting host and skeptic Evan Fisher joins Kit in the quest to identify the truth behind the theater's history. Kit reluctantly agrees to work with him in hopes of finding her missing friend. As the theater's curse unravels Kit's life, she is determined to put an end to the evil that has marked the theater and their hometown for the last century. The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater is still 30% off at BakerBookHouse.com You can find out more about Jaime on her website and follow her at BookBub and GoodReads. Like to listen on the go? You can find Because Fiction Podcast at: Apple Castbox Google Play Libsyn RSS Spotify Amazon and more!
Our Christmas Series begins with a 90s classic: Hook has a combination of premise, cast, and crew that would inspire a movie executive to hand over blank check: A sequel to Peter Pan, with Robin Williams as an adult version of the character. Dustin Hoffman as an aging Captain Hook, and Julia Roberts as TInkerbell. A three actors are the prime of their careers and popularity here. First act of the film has Williams as Peter Banning, a 40ish career-driven yuppie who barely has time for his wife and two kids. They venture to London over Christmas holiday to see his caretaker Wendy (Maggie Smith). During this trip, Banning's kids are kidnapped, and Wendy drops a bomb: She is the Wendy from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan series, and he is the title character. Captain Hook has kidnapped his children and demands a rematch. The second act of the film has Peter venturing to Never Land, where he must rediscover his youth, and relearn to fly, fight, and crow. The final act is, of course, the battle between Pan and Hook.
Look! Up in the sky! It's bird! It's a plane! No, it's... a lawyer! This month, Tim, Nick, Dean, and David watch all 142 minutes of Steven Spielberg's 1991 family film, Hook! Come along as we discuss the ins and outs of this "sequel" to Peter Pan and ask questions like "Do the lost boys get their vitamins and nutrients from the power of imagination alone?", "Did Tinkerbell collude with Hook to kidnap Peter Pan's kids in an elaborate plot to lure him back to Neverland and sleep with him?", and "Why on earth is Phil Collins in this movie?" All that and much more on this episode of Screen Refresh!
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 19. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
Pendant les confinements, si certains se sont mis à faire du pain ou à bricoler, bon nombre d'adultes ont renoué avec les loisirs de leur enfance : jeux vidéos, dessin animés, … D'ailleurs, dans une étude de la Toy Association, on apprend que 58% des adultes américains interrogés qui ont acheté des jouets en 2021 les ont achetés pour eux et pas pour des enfants. Entre le Happy Meal pour adultes vendu aux Etats-Unis l'an dernier et les restaurants au concept régressif style coquillettes jambons qui voient le jour dans la capitale, la tendance est au retour en enfance. Il y a même un mot pour ça : le “kidulting”. Est-ce comme le syndrome Peter Pan ? Et est-ce bon de retomber en enfance ? Écoutez la suite de cet épisode de "Maintenant vous savez". Un podcast Bababam Originals, écrit et réalisé par Maële Diallo. À écouter aussi : Comment la santé mentale influence-t-elle nos comportements sur la route ? Que révèle le mystère du noyau de Mars ? Le loto devient-il écolo ? Retrouvez tous les épisodes de "Maintenant vous savez". Suivez Bababam sur Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 18. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
The cast of the 1960 televised "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin join Tammy on The Tammy Tuckey Show to celebrate the musical's T.V. production! Guests include: Benedict Herrman - Lost Boy, First Twin Edmund Gaynes - Lost Boy, Slightly George Zima - Kangaroo Follow me on: Facebook - www.facebook.com/singertammytuckey Twitter & Instagram - @TammyTuckey www.tammytuckey.com
The 2007 Spanish film The Orphanage has horrors of multiple levels: a missing child, playful ghosts, and home renovations. The J.A. Bayona horror flick was a smash hit internationally, bringing acclaim to the Spanish film industry. Not Quite Dead gets into the details of a woman buying the orphanage she grew up in with her family, only to be plagued by ghosts and the loss of her son. Discussion points include: abandoned beach-front real estate, watching the wrong movie, Peter Pan references. Episode edited by Megan Prior-Pfeifer. Music by Zach Pfeifer.
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 17. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 16. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
Market Proof Marketing · Ep 309: Killer CaffeineIn this episode, Andrew Peek is joined by Julie Jarnagin and Beth Russell! The team discusses marketing blunders that, despite going through many hands, still lead to a miss… or fatality. They stress the importance of doing marketing research beforehand for the success of a new community and how the littlest detail can make the most impact. Together they agree you should NOT focus only on one metric but do your own research and find other metrics as well as look into the numbers yourself.Story Time (02:48)Andrew brings up the story of someone dying from drinking too much caffeine from the Panera Bread supercharged lemonade.Beth shares what toilet paper holders can teach us.Julie asks the group “How is a coming soon community in a new market different than a coming soon community in existing market?”The News (22:00)Nearly 70% of prospective buyers would buy a haunted house if it checked all their boxes (https://zillow.mediaroom.com/2023-10-24-Nearly-70-of-prospective-buyers-would-buy-a-haunted-house-if-it-checked-all-their-boxes)There's Never Been a Worse Time to Buy Instead of Rent (https://www.wsj.com/economy/housing/theres-never-been-a-worse-time-to-buy-instead-of-rent) Things We Love Things We Hate (37:13)Beth is excited because her family is dressing up as characters from Hook (1991)!Julie watched the comedy special by Nate Bargatze on Amazon Prime and enjoyed it.Andrew's favorite is comedian Shane Gillis!Questions? Comments? Email email@example.com or call 404-369-2595 and we'll address them on the next episode. More insights, discussions, and opportunities can be found at Do You Convert All Access or on the Market Proof Marketing Facebook group.Subscribe on iTunesFollow on SpotifyListen On StitcherA weekly new home marketing podcast for home builders and developers. Each week Kevin Oakley, Andrew Peek, Jackie Lipinski, Julie Jarnagin, and other team members from Do You Convert will break down the headlines, share best practices and stories from the front line, and perform a deep dive on a relevant marketing topic. We're here to help you – not to sell you!Transcript:AndrewHere we go. So we've just been talking about accents. I had to add, you know, I had to be at a funeral last weekend. That's not a good start to a podcast.BethLike there's no real breaking ground.AndrewBut so my family on my dad's side, South Carolina and Tennessee. So I told my wife, You're lucky that, like you met me down here in Florida where we're kind of somewhat accent neutral, I would say, compared to say if you're in Louisiana, there might be a little bit of Creole or French influence. Right. But South Carolina, like so Alabama right there, that's like the typical Southern accent.AndrewAnd it's real.BethNice. It's a slow.AndrewSlow. Right. But South Carolina, I cannot figure them out. And they're my relatives. I'm like, I don't know. And some of them, like it's real heavy. And I don't know what you just said, Uncle John. I have no idea. I'm thinking that to myself. I'm not saying this out loud. I'm like, I don't know what he just said.AndrewAnd then my Oh, let's see. My grandmother would be early nineties, one of her friends from when she was like eight years old showed up to the funeral. Crazy like so in this little tiny town, she's like, Well, I knew Betty Jean and I used to live right around the corner and like, corner, like, it's so much fun.AndrewYou know, we're we're great. We're like a melting pot of accents around here, aren't we? United States for a lot of What a fun thing. Well, should we get started? I'm just going. Anyone have any other input? Input on accents?BethLike you already made fun of the way I talk. So, I mean.AndrewLet's see, Beth says bagel.BethBut I think it's a bagel.AndrewThere's a little bit. There's like a lift in there.BethSome bagel.AndrewBagel. There's like a B bagel, like titans or something.BethHow do you what do you what do you call the item that a child colors with that's made out of wax crayon?JulieWhat are you.AndrewReal in crayon? What do you say?BethIt's crayon. Crayon, like Crayola crayons.JulieCrayon syllables.AndrewIs that.JulieCrayon?AndrewIt's crazy. I am from South Carolina. What's happening hereBethNASA crayon.AndrewApple crayon. Right. I need something out there. This is so funny. What up? What else do I say? That's not correct. And this world.BethWorse than my bagelAndrewCrayon green. Oh, my goodness. We need to get started. We're getting. We're getting distracted here. You know what? Let's get started. Welcome to episode 309. I am the ad Dr. Andrew Peeke. And with me today is Beth Russell and Julie Julie Jernigan.JulieHello.AndrewShe's so nice. I said her name twice. There we go. So how are you all? How's life?BethIt's great. How are you?AndrewI'm good. Good. We're hyped up. I have my favorite this episode brought to you by Monster as actually not. But these purple ones. This is my jam this month. As far as caffeinated beverages go. And that's my story. I'm going to talk about caffeine. So we went to the funeral. We had to drive. There's no quick way to get to Sumter if the two people listening that know where Sumter, South Carolina is, it's east of Columbia, kind of on the way towards Myrtle Beach.AndrewBut so you can fly into Charlotte or you fly in the Columbia. There's no coke to get there. It would have been longer time flying by as far as like actual travel time than just driving straight there. So he drove there was a late night for some reason. We went to Panera and I read for like car food and we didn't want McDonald's.AndrewI don't really like McDonald's to eat. I don't want Chick fil A on something I knew like would just be like safe in the car. We're good to go. Had a few more hours left and I didn't know this but I mean try to find the name of it. Panera Energy Drink They have an error has they call it charged lemonades and would I've seen those in person.AndrewThis is the first time I've seen them. I put it on my story and the caffeine intake, the amount of caffeine in it is insane. Oh, my goodness. And it's this little tiny sign and it made me think and someone actually died from this. So this is like, sorry, everybody. This is like a tragedy.BethYeah, like it was like a real issue.AndrewThis is a real issue. But the point of it is like signage messaging, communication. It's cool. It's a charged lemonade, has some caffeine in it, and it compares it to coffee, which no one is like, Oh, you're kind of like overdose on caffeine from coffee. That'd be ridiculous. Even if you go to Starbucks and you're like, I want eight shots and Eventi sure thing.AndrewLike they're not the question. Know that we really strange to do but I'm sure someone's done it or they get to drink same drink. I'm like back to back to back. But like the flavor of this, like you would just want to drink it actually taste pretty good. I have a little bit of sample, but the signage was like, This is just like coffee.AndrewYou look at it and you're like, There's 400 milligrams of caffeine, which is absurd for like a cup. And then you drink it. You're like, I want more how it more? So that's the issue. But it made me think like, well, how is this decision made? There's how many people that touch this product. They designed the product they had, you know, maybe they had feedback from potential consumers as far as they did, like those focus groups, like what should we call it?AndrewDo you like this name versus that name? Hundreds of thousand dollars into researching it and it still kind of got it wrong. Yeah. So I don't know. It's it's interesting like, well, what was the miss? I was sitting there driving like, what happened there? Like how many people touch this? And they still got it wrong and they're going to have a huge issue on their end.AndrewYeah, I'm sure we can relate to that as far as like, how do we decide on this? Like why, what is happening here? You have to go back to like, the drawing board. But more than likely I think there was multiple misses along the way. And then it just led to this not so great decision making by everybody.AndrewSo probably it's not one person, but communication so important, thinking through.BethThinking through it like they have to think through all possibilities. And it's not that you have to overanalyze, right? Like don't send yourself down a rabbit hole, but like, think through something before you actually make it into your new strategy or new this case, a new product.AndrewNew product or how to pronounce a crayon Crayola have to learn how to do that now. So it's a new skill.BethI'm going to keep saying bagel bagels.AndrewDid you hear it? Oh, my goodness. Julie, what do you got? What you got this week?JulieOh, well, this one's more of a question for you guys because somebody brought it up in a meeting and it made me laugh. So we were talking about a new community, but it's in a brand new market, so not their normal market. They build in one market, different areas in one market, moving to another market. And we were talking through the first community and she was like we were talking through search ads and digital ads.JulieAnd when they were putting a sign up and when it was going on the website and she was like, I don't know, she said, I feel like I'm just missing something or overthinking. She was like, It's really just like any other coming soon. Community that we've ever done. And that made me stop and be like, Well, is it?JulieI mean, when you're I just think it's where the conversation, like when you're opening a new community in a brand new market, what's the extra things you have to think about? And for me, it's like I think there's more research that has to be done because you've kind of already have that internal research already done. If you've already opened communities in your area before, like whether you you've like sat down and written that out or not, you, you know, kind of what to expect.JulieI also feel like there's some things we need to start earlier because it's a new market kind of on that research part. Like we don't know how long it's going to take to build a list. And then I think also it's a little bit more of that branding messaging. I know like we don't love the branding thing, but there's also there's also you have to think about that two ways because we also got some branding stuff they want to started that didn't even have like the first location price point, like front and center, like it kind of has to start with that.JulieBut you also have to think about the messaging. So that just got me to thinking there is some different things about opening in a new market you have to think of, but in the end it is just a new community plus some exciting you.BethCan say, Yeah, yeah, absolutely. We had when I was at my previous builder, we went into a new market and we treated it as though it was any other new community that we were releasing. What we were not prepared for was how that market, that area did not want us there, and that made it. It's something that we wish we would have known ahead of time and would have done the research for ahead of time, because then we would have been able to have some time to like do some PR and like really do some grass grassroots efforts and get to know the community more, show them that we're not the bad guys, that weBethreally want to build them a beautiful home. And we're not trying to do all of these things right. We would have had the opportunity to do that if the work was done ahead of time. And what we ended up finding out was that they just flat out did not want us there. And we had the hardest time selling that community.BethIt was it was not a big community. It was a smaller community. It shouldn't have taken the amount of time that it did, but it took a longer time just because of the reception of us being there. And so I think you make a great point that it is something different and you should take. Going back to the conversations we've had about market research and and really taking the time and effort to do some research, just like Panera probably did for their drink, even though they had.AndrewLike the same question, which is so funny, like it's almost the same type of thing. Clarifying questions for you. Beth, Did they not want you there or are they not in my backyard? We don't want new development.BethThey did not want new maybe flavor.AndrewBoth. Okay. And then but then they took like, okay, well, brand name is the face of new development taking what I know change is so evil and bad. Who says it changes the only certainty? You know, I think Kevin says it from someone else, but he changes whatever changes that happened, change CENTCOM. What's that song by SEAL. Good song.AndrewYeah. So to me, yeah, And I agree with both of you. Like it's more on the product research or research of the area, just like Panera. They're getting into the energy drink category, which like, well, let's compare and contrast that. That's fun. The FDA, I don't know this. I did the research because I need to know these things.AndrewThey limit 300 milligrams of caffeine per serving of this. What is a serving? We could just have like the nozzle, whatever. You just fill up your cup and it's the serving is created by the consumer. You have a cup that holds 4 to 8 ounces, be put ice in. It would have a bit less ice. So there is no serving.AndrewSo they're starting. That was like the issue. They didn't really do this. How they got away with it, I have no idea which is interesting. But yeah, to me it's like product research really in on the product. What is in the area which you would assume land acquisition does. But I would think also the truth on the other end is like, Hey, we got a great deal on this piece of land.AndrewIt hits our numbers really well, but then there's maybe some nuances that they're just like, Oh shoot, Like we only got a proof of this. Like, Oh, we really need to transition to a townhome now because the numbers aren't matching up and now you're building townhomes and this is just an example, townhomes in a more rural area where the expectations of acreage or lease space from neighbors to me is significantly higher than when you're like closer to like city center and we're downtown where they're like, Oh, you're fine.AndrewGo away. They're like, what, 250,000 for that? And you get like a ten by ten foot backyard. Joking me. And then I see you taking down the trees or a farm, whatever. Maybe I'll send You're the evil people, But you still sold out of that community, I'd imagine.BethBeth It just took a lot and it took a lot longer. It took a lot more money. Marketing efforts to overcome the objections from the top. So, yeah, it was an interesting endeavor, but a good learning experience. And I think like, I never really thought of it, honestly. Julie Until now in terms of the lessons that it could teach you regarding market research and, and public perception of your community coming in and how getting ahead of that can be extremely impactful when it comes to the success of a new community.JulieAnd I've had multiple builders just here recently who are kind of working to get a spot at the table when it comes to land development. They know that they're not going to be like the final decision maker on that. But if you just get to be in there as part of the communication, you can prepare for the challenges that you may be the one responsible for dealing with down the road, and it gives you more time for that market research to be talked about and all these other things.JulieSo if you can kind of earn enough trust to get you a spot in those conversations, I think that can help a lot too.BethYeah, I was doing seems like really learned how to do your competitive analysis and and understanding your market because that's how you start earning that trust within your organization that people are realizing that you know the data of what's happening within each market and why certain things are going the way they are or why a product isn't selling our price point might be too high or even why something might be successful.BethEven on the positive side, like your CMA is how you can get your foot in the door.AndrewYeah, I've always liked the idea of putting some like put your feelers out there. Like I don't want give the full details on it because they'll give way too much info with that sense of cryptic. Like people are like waiting. Like, what is.JulieIt you're trying to.AndrewSay? This is like $1,000,000 idea, but there are ways. And if you hear this and you want to know, ask and do I see all access? I mean, this is like a tease setup. You can get feedback from the community even before your building, even before a dollar spent on land, you can get tremendous feedback. How do you feel about this, how you feel about that relatively low cost?AndrewAnd I think that's a really good way for the marketers to be like, Hey, here's something I could do. Here's the expense behind it. Let's get 300 people to give us their feedback. What's the price range you're looking for? What features are you looking for? What do you not want? How do you feel about a developer developing in this area?AndrewBe like really generic and then like, Look, you're so unfiltered or something and then you slowly get in the door and hopefully have more input on an acquisition, which is great, and then it's more successful because they're like, Hey, here, 300 people that live there, here's the zip codes, here's maybe a first name or something. You know what they're looking for?AndrewKind of like the middle of the pre-sale process, like, what are you willing to invest where you're looking to invest? Just do that before anything happens.BethYeah.AndrewI think everyone knows what I'm saying. So. Yeah. So what do you got, Beth? Wait. Toilet paper holders. What can they teach us? I'm looking for notes over here that's happening. I need to know about toilet paper holders.BethYeah, so it actually ties really well into the Panera story. I'm not going to lie. It's a planned.AndrewThing. I went to Panera.BethI know. All right, So her good thing parents clear that up. I one of the things I love about this house is that I was extremely insistent that every single one of our toilet paper holders in this house must be a lover and not one of the spring ones. Those drive me bonkers.AndrewYes.BethAnd it's.AndrewLike ten bucks more for one that.JulieI support.AndrewThan a metal arm.BethYes, They're amazing. And they're like every single time after she told me, I'm not mad anymore, I'm just like, Look, look, look. It's just so easy. And I think my husband is less upset about the fact that I'm I'm not leaving like, little bits of toilet paper on the roll because I don't mind actually changing it.AndrewSo you're the guilty one? I'm the only one. Yeah. Shoot.BethSo but the story or the lesson here is that sometimes it's the littlest detail that means the world to someone, Right? And the littlest detail that can make them happy or feel great about a situation. So and sometimes it's a little detail in our marketing that can have a huge difference both positive and negative, like in player's case.BethYeah. So one of the things that we've been talking about with our builders a lot recently, especially going into November and December, is that there's not going to be a huge pool of people new coming in looking to purchase a home. Right. And a lot of what we need to be focusing on is our details in our in our messaging and our marketing and our budgeting.BethAnd then the details of how we are communicating with people already in our CRM who have already expressed interest and the ones that are focused on those details, particularly those personalized ones, are the ones that are going to be the most successful within November and December leading into the next year. So just remember you can learn something from toilet paper holders.AndrewYeah, the details make the difference. This is a side by side tangent. Like aren't there things like I think about like when we're living in our home or like let's say those toilet paper holders were like the standard ones included. Like I think all these little things that really don't cost that much money on the product side for a builder can really add up to like people being satisfied with the home that are just like the tiny little things.AndrewLike to me, my pet peeve with our house is the distance from the fridge to the island. Like it's rather close. So we have like a little what's counter depth I think is the the name for the refrigerator that's already smaller. I'm like, if we had like a non counter depth refrigerator, it would hit the island. So then we're forced to get the counter depth there.AndrewKind of pain to shop for compared to the regular ones. But I'm like.BethAnd they're more expensive and more.AndrewExpensive. Why didn't they just in my brain, I'm like, why didn't they just like, make I would've been fine with a shorter island, like take off a foot. And now there's like, so much more room to get by because you're like, you opening the fridge up and then it's maybe like half a foot from the island. So you're standing there like, Get everything out for dinner.AndrewI put it on the counter, the island behind me making food. This is such a pain so they know it can get by in that spot, which is the main kind of okay way into the kitchen. But I'm like, This could have been such an easy change and actually would have saved money because the island would have been shorter, the builder would have made more money.AndrewI would have been happier with the home. That's interesting. Or another one. I'm just ranting for real quick. When you built with our builder. Yeah, the option of having a paver driveway down here in Florida, that's the thing to do. We don't freeze. So there's no issues with that or a concrete porch driveway. And the great thing with them, I don't if all builders do this, but if you want to upgrade to the pay for driveway, they include the cost of the concrete driveway poured to offset the cost of more pavers.AndrewIt was like $400 more 400 to go pavers on the front, the walkway to to the front door and the back patio. If you do that, like after the fact, it would have, I don't know, ten grand to like have a redone. It looks so much nicer. I'm like, why didn't they just force everyone by? That's not an option.AndrewLike, I know it's a.BethFour minute.AndrewProfit. You have 75 homes, it's 700 more. But then the community would look so much better and the price for one of the homes, it honestly makes more sense to force that option. Like all these little things like we're talking about, I guess we're really talking about product, which in effect really influences marketing.BethSo that is why I was insistent that I be a part of we had what we called I don't want to give the world a name for it. It was like a funky name, but it was basically like, How are we going to value build our product, especially as materials became more expensive, right? So we had a collective of people from different departments coming together marketing, sales, construction, pre-construction, all of them coming together to decide on how we what things we can change and all these things.BethBut it's really interesting because a lot of times in, in builders, especially at the production side, the only people making those decisions are the ones who are building the houses or pricing them out. And I think it's really powerful to have the marketing and the sales perspective present in those rooms because they can be the first one to say no.BethLike that is a feature that people love. The reason why they buy this house. You don't the doggy door over the whatever, whatever the dog house in the room under the stairs. No, no, no. That's pretty mine under the stairs. But they call it the dog house or whatever. But it's actually I can't think of the name right now, but it's in the roofline.BethEveryone's going to be laughing at me listening to this podcast, but my brain just stopped working. Okay, well, basically, like they were going to, like, take them out. And we were like, no, that is people love those. Love those.AndrewAnd so dormer a.BethDormer, dormer dormer, dollhouse dormer. Yes.AndrewThank you. So you mean. Yeah, it looks like a little dog house.BethI mean. Yeah. And so, like, it's it can be it adds it's it adds money, obviously to the exterior of the home and the cost of the home. And it's like, okay, do we really need to need it? We can shave $800 off the price of the home, the cost of billable blah. But like that one feature made it stand out.BethThat particular floor plan made it stand out amongst a bunch of others and people loved it. And so you take that away, you're going to start selling less of them. You're not actually making that profit back.JulieWell, in Andrew's example, if you made that island a little smaller, you can promote that as a new and improved floorplan. So as a marketer, when you make those changes, people love new things and they love to get, you know, an email about brand new this is improved, so use that to your advantage When you do make more plan adjustments.AndrewOur floor plans elevate your living. I don't know. I just made it up, but something where you could have this whole like elegant name go to Chad and ask it to, you know, make a name for you and then change your name slightly.BethAnd say that if you use the buyer's feedback, like and this Andrew Pete guy kept complaining, we listened and now.AndrewThese words, but he was like, you.JulieKnow.AndrewIt's from South Carolina, so God bless his basil lessons. Oh, man. I think I think that might be for storytime. So let's move on to the news. This one's fine. This is from Zillow. I'm like, What's happening here? So nearly 70%, 77 0% of prospective buyers would buy a haunted house if it checked all their boxes. Is this how desperate people are?AndrewLike Jesus, That's that was my feeling on it. Like, if you find something that might be haunted, it might have a basement roommate that you don't know about that comes out at two or three in the morning. But, you know, we can afford the home, so we call like we're good with it.JulieNo. Would you all, would you all. I'm definitely in the 30%. No way.AndrewWay. You're in Louisiana. There's like people that do like voodoo and stuff like that, right? I feel like that's.BethLike, the same.JulieWith that stuff. I do not mess with it. I'm like, Oh, there's people I'd do that, like, threaten my kids if there's a Ouija board at a sleepover. Do not like I'm very weird about that stuff, but I'm in the 30% that I would pass on the haunted house. No matter how good it was.BethI think when you were younger and the craft was like that movie came out, Do you remember in the nineties when the craft came out? Did you ever do like I remember I, me, my friends were like, obsessed with the craft, which is horrible.AndrewWhat's that? I think of the movie Paranormal Activity like, and that's what people are buying like it's Paranormal Activity, that movie, which was a dumb, dumb movie. I don't, I don't know. I think I would I would pass on a home where there was like, tragedy, like it was known or like, but haunted is kind of like, what's that mean?AndrewBut if like, hey, like, just so you know. Disclaimer Four years ago, a family of six was murdered here. Okay, we're good. Like, we're gonna pass. No, like, we're we're definitely good, But maybe that's haunted. Maybe that's what they're classifying as something bad happening.BethAnd I'm not real desperate times.JulieI think they should market new homes. Like, definitely not haunted because no one else has lived in this home. And that would be like, sold. You know, that's thrift a lot. Like, I love going to thrift stores and buying stuff. And like, you read these stories about like, you know, people bringing items and then bad like I'm very weird about that stuff.AndrewYeah. You still thrift that's I think that might be why you like a little bit it's kind of dangerous like I'm a go thrift but you know this item who knows it.BethMight get me my.AndrewYou need like sage it and all that stuff. It's clean, it's cleansed. We're going to throw some holy water on it.JulieLike some kind of creepy dolls. No creepy mirrors and, you know, creepy dolls.AndrewIt's got none of that or no, like, weird basement things going on. Fortunately, I'm in Florida. There's no basements or you're under the water. Yeah, I don't know. This is interesting. I'm put under the interesting category.BethI like their attempt at seasonal content, you know, with the data. Yeah.AndrewIt's good. It's like, do they want this to go viral? Like, I think there's things companies do like remember a while back, Amazon, they're really pushing this drone delivery and it was before drones were really accessible. Mine's like right behind my chair like you could Amazon to get one and 4 hours like it's right there. This was like, Oh, you have a drone.AndrewOh my goodness. Was crazy. And so they're saying, Hey, we're not going to deliver packages with Amazon Prime via drone. And to me I'm like, this is just a CEO play like they're getting earned media PR and then they're getting 100,000 links pointed to their sites from great websites and that's going to help them rank a bit more.AndrewSo I'm like Zillow, is that what you're doing? If you're listening, let us know. But you're right, it is timely with October.JulieSo I want I want a builder to write a blog post about how we can guarantee that your house is not haunted. Okay. Yeah, because it's brand new. There's no one else. I have your.BethYeah, but I like that messaging better than no toenails. And our carpet.AndrewIs that quick. When leaders. I think you're the toenail guy with the use carpet going like do you really want that. Do you think about that. Yeah that's new is you could sell new so much easier. Let's see let's go to the next one. This one didn't work for me, but we'll pull it up here. So this one is from Wall Street Journal.AndrewThere's never been a worse time to buy instead of rent. I mean, I know what holes I want to poke in this article, so I'll go last. But what did you guys like about it or not? Like about it?BethWell, I couldn't read the whole thing, so because it was restricted. So.AndrewBut I did include the Twitter. Yeah, the tweet.BethYeah, that's what I was. I was kind of going through that. And just like the rising cost to buy versus the rising cost to rent. And I think the biggest hold a poke on this, of course, is that people still need to move. Right? Right. And the rent, the cost of rent is still continuing to rise. And so what is the long term cost to you over your lifetime and the lifetime of owning versus not owning?BethYou know, the reason why we have purchased three homes at three different duty stations is because now when my husband retires out of the army, we have net worth, we have something. We have accumulated wealth through the home, the homes that we have owned and then rent it out. And so when we sell them, we'll hopefully knock on wood being a good place.BethBut we have friends of ours that have moved from state to state, state to state and have never purchase a home before, and they will not have the same wealth when they leave the army and they won't like what are they going to do? They're going to buy for the first time in their forties or fifties, depending on whatever they decide to retire.BethAnd I mean no judgment like everyone is different. But like the VA loan is such an amazing tool and the cost to rent is actually people are like, Well, when you own you have all these maintenance, you have to do all these things about renting, like you still have to do maintenance, you still have to do repairs. When you move in a move out and security deposit, you have to, you know, sometimes have to pay for places to get painted.BethI mean, we're not discussing, so we don't have to do that. But like, there's there's additional costs that still occur when you're renting and you're paying someone else as well at that.AndrewRight. 100% interest. Yeah.JulieAnd you have no control over when your rents get right. I mean it can be a year later. But what I'm saying is, you know what, your mortgage is going to be your paid what you paid for the house at one time before, you know, real estate normally goes up, rent is going to go up. Probably most years.JulieSo I just think it needs to be back to the research. You need to know what if if you sell a lot of first time buyer homes, you need to know what rents are in your area and you need to be able to have that conversation like Beth was having of the advantages of why.BethYeah, and there's a bigger picture to this in both directions, right? Like some people just don't have the ability to purchase a home because they can't qualify, because right now the average income needed to qualify for a home average home is like 114 her $15,000 a year. And there's just families that don't have that even at adult income level.BethSo like, that is still true and there's still people that can't afford to purchase. And so they are having to rent. But I mean, both are on the rise. That's the reality.AndrewYeah. Both. So the chart we're looking at is from bar chart. It is a Twitter account which really just I understand they just take popular subjects and they throw it into a chart and then it is a great place to, to view them. So to me, the first hold up, okay, this is like this is just the average mortgage and then the average rent.AndrewIt's not I'm in some of the Florida or ZIP codes that we would find acceptable to live in to make it simpler. 33777337763357. To write rent for those areas for a four bedroom, two bath, 2 to 2500 feet like a family ish home. Right. Maybe it could be a little smaller but like 3500 to 4000 is what you will pay for a detached home for that.AndrewThat home would sell for around 500, 4 to 500, depending on like what street and like all that sort of thing. So like, this is correct, but I'm like, okay, we still go down to like the individual. I think it is not the most accurate set of data because it's 2700 for what? Like what size home, what mortgage amount is the 18 it's comparing 20 $700 Is the average mortgage now versus 1845 Is the average rent, was that for a two to is that including a bunch of one one studios or one one studios in like outside of downtown or not even close to downtown, which those might be 1200 or 1800.AndrewAnd just comparing all mortgages and X amount of time, which maybe there's everything's gone up, there's less first time homes or like entry level homes. So like that's going to skew up everything already. So I don't think it's I don't think the data is really actually fair or comparable. But everything you guys said is 100% true. Like your mortgage is locked and insurance could change property taxes on change.AndrewThose things will continue to rise up. But your actual mortgage is locked in for what it is. And I always thought, you know, rent is 100% interest, like you're losing all that, but then you gain flexibility to move with after your leases up. Or if you could get out of it. Yeah, but how do you but we start to counteract, like if people are seeing articles like this, we still have to sell them otherwise because we still need to sell, but people will.BethMove. There's an interesting lesson here based on everything that you just said.AndrewLet's see.BethThe circle. Let's see what this looks like. But this is someone taking data and delivering it in a digestible way and creating a story around the data. Right. And every day as marketers, we need to be able to do that. We're sitting here and we're poking holes in all the data and asking relevant questions and telling the different stories that this data could also be potentially showing us.BethSo I think like there's a lot of skill that just unfolded in this conversation, that skill that marketers need to be practicing right now.AndrewGenius. That's why you're here.BethIt just saying just don't deliver charts.AndrewAnd it's one metric, right? But we kind of like kind of get a little whatever. We kind of get some attitude. We're like, this is one metric. It's kind of one metric. There needs to be like square footage, bedroom count, something to like make it a bit more precise versus just average mortgage versus average rent. Yeah, but I.JulieHeard not that many. 3000 square foot rentals are not as many as there are 900 square foot rentals.AndrewOn a percent. Yeah I agree. They need to put like Yeah I don't know Bobby, I don't. There's any mass way to that be applicable to like the whole United States. What third metric to throw in there. I don't know if you want to think about but I'm gonna start following bar chart a lot of finance stuff. Like it's not.AndrewYeah, it's definitely nerdy, but it looks like a lot of fun to go in there.BethAnd get some inspiration from the charts that you see in the data that's being showcased. How many times you guys get asked, like what data points should I, what metric should I be focusing on? Like.AndrewThat's such a hard question, isn't it?BethBecause it's it's not just like I think our fear and you can correct me if I'm wrong on this, especially you, Andrew, being the ad doctor. Like if you focus on one metric only having a pasty, a self certified Ph.D., but it's.AndrewAll dollars.BethEven if you only focus on one or two metric points and tell the story around that consistently, then you're missing parts of the story and you're not painting that whole picture.JulieYeah, and everything you need to know doesn't necessarily need to be reported to other people in the company. And leadership like you need to take all that data and then give them something more digestible. If you tried to just dump all the information out, we're telling you to keep track of on other people who don't have any context.JulieYou're just in for lots of questions and probably conclusions that you didn't want them to reach since they don't have the full story.AndrewYeah, I agree. So I'll lean on my funny Instagram handle and kind of nickname the ad doctor. So I think we've all had bloodwork done. Raw old people here on the podcast aren't me. And so you have like, thank yourself. You're welcome. Everyone's welcome. I feel old sometimes, like I had echocardiogram like two weeks ago, like that's some old people stuff.AndrewWho's had one of those antibody a bit Beth has, Yeah, there we go. That's got all the stuff. So if you do your blood work right, you have like p you have like I here's your red blood cell count, here's your inadequate, here's all these things that are related to blood, here's all these related to cholesterol, here's all the very liver, kidney, like two different systems of your body.AndrewSo we're not doctors on here, but we are marketers. So there's let's say you get your panel on. There's 40 different metrics there, monitoring. They're all connected together and you're like, Oh, Weiser, Hematocrit high. That's like the density of your blood kind of way. You're dehydrated because look down here at this metric, that means you're dehydrated. It's gonna make this one higher.AndrewSo we need to understand all these things and then explain it to our internal clients, which would anyone you're working with Or like your patients, you can't be like, Hey, look, your matter gets high. You need to. That's not good. You need to go give blood or something. It's like, No, you're saying drink of water. What's wrong with you?AndrewSo we need to explain it in a way that everyone understands what we're talking about, but we don't need to go into the science all behind it. But we definitely need to understand it. And if we understand it that we can control it, we can manipulate it or have influence on it, and then we can have better outcomes for our patients, whether they're not doctors.AndrewSo better outcomes for our builder. But if we don't understand it and how are you going to influence those, we might push the wrong levers or do things that will then send it in the wrong direction.BethAnd the whole point is that you can't understand it by only focusing on two data points. You have to understand how they all work together.AndrewKind of all of them. And over time you'll get a better picture of the whole systems. You're like, Oh, it's all connected. It's all connected. And then you'll have this like, I think epiphany moment. Like, Oh, this is actually not that challenging anymore. Yeah, I guess that's, that's a point. And two or three or four or five years in your career, like what used to be difficult is now like kindergarten level 1 to 1.AndrewIt's going up and up and up. If you if you love it, if you're passionate about it, then those things will be like, super easy to do. Oh, man. Well, there we go. That's it for the news.BethThat when an unexpected root. But I like.AndrewIt. Yeah, it worked out. It worked out well. Current favorites. Beth, what's your favorite?BethHalloween is big in our house. We actually shared this on I don't know if was a marketing thing call or what of like different family themed Halloween. We are that family that go hard for Halloween. And so like over the years our favorite has been hocus pocus as far where Berkeley and I were. Each of us were a Sanderson sister and my husband was Billy.BethSo stay tuned for our family. Call tomorrow, y'all. You might get a peek at that Billy mask. Do it and do it. Just freak everyone out. So, yeah, we've done a ton of stained costumes over the years. We absolutely love it. I'm going to be really heartbroken when my kids are too embarrassed to do it with us anymore.BethBut I know that day will come. Having come yet.AndrewLike them, they might take a payment.BethYeah. Bribe them with something. It's fine. Hashtag good parenting. Yeah. So this year, we're. I don't know how we came about this. I forget who came up with the idea, but we're doing hook.AndrewLike Peter Pan.BethYeah.AndrewLike Robin Williams way back in the day.BethYeah, My husband is Hook, so that'll be fun. I'm Wendy Berkley is Tink think about.AndrewAs in.BethSay, fitting. I think she probably came up with this honestly.AndrewProbably the.BethSound or what.AndrewSounds right.BethIt sounds accurate. And then Cullen is Peter Pan and he has a sword, so he is high up.AndrewThere we go. He's got. He's got the sword. Oh, man, I don't we've never done that. I don't think we've done, like, random things, but like, that's I don't really like the effort of finding a costume, thinking about a costume. There's something I'm like, I don't.BethThis is too much.AndrewI'm a holiday person, but I'm a holiday person because of the food. So and there's really like, what food is there with Halloween? I like candy.BethBut I.AndrewDon't I would.BethEat, but.AndrewIt's more my.BethBrownies. And you would like it more like bran.AndrewYeah, but. But I mean, it's like Thanksgiving, though, so Thanksgiving is great because you got all the desserts, all the food. Yeah. Julie, you have any current favorites? I'm trying to think of one right now. I know I got one.JulieI watched the comedy special by Nate Lagasse. Is that his name? Oh, it was really good. It's clean. And so you can listen to it, like in the car or something. It's on Amazon. The only downside is I had Nate's hilarious. I had heard like half the jokes already on scrolling Instagram, so that kind of ruined part of it.JulieBut that's worth listening to. And I'm not like a comedy special kind of person. Like, it's just not normally my thing, but it was cute.AndrewYeah.JulieI'll think about watching Parks and Rec right now, which I know is old school, but that first.AndrewTime or like, is this like a repeat show? You do it all the time.JulieI've never watched it all the way through. I mean, we've seen like, that's like a few, but we've never watched it all. And so that's usually what we do. My husband and I, we pick like a sitcom or something and just watch it all the way through like one night. And so that's what we're on right now. So that's fun.AndrewNow, why don't I take a long time? We enjoy Parks and Rec. We go to the office, Seinfeld, Parks and Rec, sometimes New girl, we get thrown in there and then like a pop up like we are. This is not a favorite. Definitely not a favorite, but we're watching it. £1,000 Sisters on TLC. Oh, are.BethYou and Kevin with your reality TV?AndrewI usually don't like reality TV, but this is just so I mean, there's a lot of this is I'll talk about it then I'll tell you my favorite, like the extremes are interesting to me, even though this is like to me, it's really sad. I know there's like, they're kind of funny little things, but I'm like, ooh, like this is truly addiction.AndrewShine I'm not trying to be so serious on this podcast. I got a smile on my face, but like, this is addiction. There's like mental health things to deal with of why do you choose to eat all this stuff? So that's interesting to watch. But say, Shane Gillis, I really enjoyed him recently. As far as comedians go, how did you find Nate Bogosian?AndrewJulie Oh, I think for me, I mean, Instagram. Okay, So I found Shane Same thing, Instagram. So that's really interesting as far as like new people to their funnels is Instagram, TikTok.BethSpinning.AndrewReels. So Shane Gillis I think comedy should be on the edge of maybe offending a lot of people, maybe not. And he kind of likes that one.JulieHe's super clean.AndrewHe's yeah, he's fun. I like him. But he's gay, right? He's clean. Like the Yvonne. He's from Louisiana. I'm not sure if you know the Avon.BethHe. No, I know. Feels like there's probably real world or road.JulieRules that's how. Yeah.AndrewSo somehow he's like, around for a long time. That's crazy to me like he should've thought. And I think he's hilarious. He's definitely out there like he's he has problems to deal with, but he's, he's funny, he's unique. He's. He's interesting. But so Shangri-Las he's my he's my go to right now as far as comedians go. Let's see.AndrewWell that that's it for this week We have anything else to add like we're in charge here bosses way we're we're here to play.BethWhat's it?AndrewHi, There we go. Well, that is it for this week. Thanks for listening. Don't forget to become a member for free. Do you converse all access community app for home builders and developers? Watch behind the scenes video from the podcast. Frequent exclusive postings and analysis from the USC team. Access to private hangouts and more. Until next time.BethHave a good one. Happy Halloween. The post Ep 309: Killer Caffeine appeared first on Online Sales and Marketing for Home Builders - DYC.
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 15. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
It's time for the most competitive game on the show and our greatest creative venture: AGAINST! THE SPREAD! Then, Rich Eisen joins the show to discuss the upcoming Dolphins vs. Chiefs game in Germany on NFL Network, signing a contract on his honeymoon, the best SportsCenter anchors of all-time, and more. Plus, Tony delivers his Top 5 as Peter Pan in front of the Pedro Pan statue in Downtown Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Samson joins us for the first two segments of today's Local Hour to discuss the Shipping Container's lack of Halloween participation, his viral moment on CBS, former Marlins thriving in the postseason, Corey Seager, and the Marte Parte. Then, Billy has words for "Reggie October" and Samson explains why he's mad about the time the Raiders made their firings. Plus, Tony has a pitch for the greatest commercial jingle of all-time while dressed as Peter Pan, Lucy almost got hit by a car...again, and Nicholas Cage's new movie trailer is perfect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 14. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
A classic novel written by J.M. Barrie and read to you by Kevin Hayes The Story-Man. Listen to the entire novel read to you in short episodes. A new episode every night until the novel is finished. This is Episode 13. Follow the podcast and listen to a bedtime story every night. It's free. Visit our website for other types of stories at www.thenightlybedtimestory.com.
Hello friend! Welcome back to the podcast! I have a real treat for you this week with the incredible Lauren Wickline. I met Lauren through our mutual podcasting facebook group. Lauren and I dive into topics of relationships, heartbreak, learning the importance of being able to say "no", gratitude, balance, loneliness, people-pleasing, red flags in relationships, anxious attachment to people in our lives (particularly with partners), and ultimately embracing the nothingness. I was so interested to learn in the "Peter Pan and Wendy Syndrome" that Lauren dives into on this episode. I believe that you will come away with some wonderful nuggets, as always, to put into your tool kit as you navigate this life! Lauren is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Virginia. She has been practicing in a variety of settings since 2017 to include public schools, acute inpatient hospitals, and outpatient. She has always been passionate about the performing arts to include, singing, theater, and Irish dance. She is passionate about implementing these experiences to include expressive arts, metaphor, and storytelling in all settings as a form of healing. This past April, Lauren experienced a major heartbreak from a man she thought was the love of her life. While she had to begin her spiritual/healing journey and the re-discovering of herself after this event, she had some professional as well as personal revelations which has motivated her to tell her story in order to help others. She discovered a concept that was first coined in the 1980s by Dr. Dan Kiley called Peter Pan and Wendy's Syndrome. While these aren't official terms and diagnoses in the DSM-V, Lauren couldn't help but find that these pop culture psychology terms are very relevant in today's society. She hopes to use her story to help and educate others about the damages caused by emotionally unavailable, narcissistic, people as well as ways to move past the “Wendy's Syndrome” which includes anxious attachment, people pleasing, and codependent tendencies. As a recovering anxiously attached people pleaser herself, Lauren hopes her story helps others see their worth and brings to light ways to avoid being caught in a Peter Pan and Wendy Syndrome dynamic in their relationships. https://www.instagram.com/lauren_wickywicky/ https://laurenwicktherapist.blogspot.com/
A truly chaotic culture chitchat about Talk to Me, elevated horror in general, Kylie's new album, The Nun II, Once Upon A Time, a scourge on DIA Beacon, Apples, The Morning Show & Kim K's American Horror Story Plus a clip from this week's Patreon episode, where Fran & Rose go even deeper on Apples. Subscribe for weekly bonus episodes! What's your sick & twisted secret fantasy Disney IP mash-up? Tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Let's celebrate Halloween with a spooky episode where we reflect on some of our favorite Halloween memories, audition for roles in the next live action Peter Pan, discuss SMEG appliances, dressing up for school, and immerse ourselves in a deeply theatrical game of FMK.
Len Testa starts off this week's show by discussing the meal he recently had at EPCOT's Shiki-Sai restaurant (which recently opened at the Japan pavilion in World Showcase. Then he & Jim Hill discuss the latest round of discounts which are now being offered for vacation packages to WDW & the Disneyland Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices