We have made it halfway through Aquarion so it is probably time to start having some plot. On this episode of The Great Aquarion Rewatch Project, we are talking about episodes 12-14 of the Aquarion... Visit www.ssaapodcast.com for the full notes
It's starting to get chilly in some parts of the country and Joe & Korey sit down to talk about all things firewood. They discuss what is the best type of firewood to burn and some safety tips to remember. If you enjoyed the podcast please rate, review, subscribe and tell a fellow tree lover! Questions or topics you would like us to discuss? Send them to email@example.com. Music credit: Cool Tools Music Video - "Timber" Hosted by: Joe Aiken & Korey Lofy Produced by: Cara Markiewicz Artwork by: Cara Markiewicz
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Travis welcomes his gambling partna Slim onto the show to give us his 2-piece and a biscuit gambling prop bets. You will be shocked what he's betting in the Washington Football Team-Green Bay Packers game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this special episode of Partners in Crime, Adam chats to best-selling author David Mark about his new book Piece of Mind (link below), which is David's memoir about living with severe mental illness and is an honest account of living with many harrowing conditions. They discuss his lowest moments, David tries to recall when he first noticed he was suffering and explains how it feels to live his life with mental illness. We also hear about his teenage years in which he had to deal with his father suffering from depression, they talk about things you shouldn't say to those with the condition and David tells us about the time an idea for a novel stopped him from walking to a place where he was thinking about ending his life. ~ Moriarty ~ Read Piece of Mind by David Mark here: https://amzn.to/3n4bxij October's Patreon FREE book of the month from Kobo is Overboard by Ivy Ngeow. https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/overboard-20 To get this book and a different one every month for free, become a patron at patreon.com/partnersincrimepodcast Buy Partners In Crime merchandise here https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/52592091 Buy a 'Partners In Time' clock by clicking below! https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/52592683 Don't forget your exclusive Partners in Crime discounts through Kobo. Get 90% off your first purchase using the code CRIME at checkout. And you can also get 40% off all books using the code PARTNERS when you shop using this link: bit.ly/PartnersKobo If you'd like to support Partners in Crime and get early access to every episode — on video — plus lots of other goodies, head over to patreon.com/partnersincrimepodcast CONTACT US Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: facebook.com/groups/crimefictionpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/crimeficpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/crimefictionpodcast/ Website: partnersincrime.online Patreon: patreon.com/partnersincrimepodcast
Little Amal is a 3.5m high puppet who has been walking nearly 9000 kilometres across Europe this summer in recognition of the journey made by thousands of child refugees every year in search of family members, safety and a new home. To mark this extraordinary project, five award-winning European writers have written short stories inspired by Amal's walk. Each one has responded imaginatively to the puppet's journey through their own country, reflecting the hopes and fears of both Amal herself and the people she encounters on her way. As she strides through the stories and across Europe, Amal takes on many guises. She's a refugee child from a camp on the Turkish Syrian border, who sets off in search of her mother, accompanied by an alter-ego puppet guide; she's befriended by a seagull in Greece; she strikes fear into the heart of a small, lonely boy in Italy; becomes the target for a kidnapping in Belgium… The Walk has been created by Good Chance Theatre, who started the theatre in the Calais Jungle and Handspring Puppet company, who created the puppets for War Horse. Little Amal began her walk in Turkey at the end of July and, helped by a team of puppeteers, performers, local people and arts organisations, she'll walk nearly 9000km across Europe, finishing in Manchester in November. She arrives in the UK, at Folkestone, on 19 October. A Piece of Cake by Nicolas Ancion catches up with the puppet in Belgium where two young men try to kidnap it to raise awareness of the death of a Kurdish child shot by a policeman, only to be abducted themselves by a group who want to give Amal a special Belgian welcome. Nicolas Ancion is a novelist and scriptwriter who grew up in a puppet theater in Liege, Belgium. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and awarded several literary prizes. His novel “The Man Who Refused To Die” is published by Dis Voir Editions. Producers: Sara Davies with Tobias Withers A Cast Iron Radio Production
Dr. Dan welcomes Jayne Allen (pen name for Jaunique Sealey) to discuss her new book BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED, resilience, exhaustion, loving fearlessly, infertility, Lady Gaga, Prince, and much, much more. Jayne writes fiction from life experiences. Her series “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted” touches upon contemporary women's issues such as workplace, womanhood, race, fertility, modern relationships, and mental health awareness. Her writing echoes her desire to bring both multiculturalism and multidimensionality to contemporary women's fiction with dynamic female protagonists who also happen to be black. As Jaunique Sealey she has a broad range of experience in business and brand architecture, digital strategy, marketing, and product innovation. A graduate of Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and Harvard Law School, Jaunique's professional career began as a music attorney and entertainment industry executive, followed by a period as a senior digital strategist and business development executive for Lady Gaga, assisting with the platinum album release, “Born This Way,” and executive producing the “Gaga's Workshop” digital experience for Barneys New York that won an array of marketing awards, including an OMMA Award, Gold and Silver W3 Awards and a Davey Award. Sealey then began her own consulting agency and was hired by the late artist Prince as an addition to his in-house business and legal team. Recently the new book publisher Zibby Books announced Jaunique Sealey is Vice President of strategy and community. Her fiction has been featured in Essence Magazine, Good Morning America, The Root, Bustle, Ms. Magazine, and Shondaland. Jaunique is also the author of non-fiction titles including Regroup: The How-To of Never Giving Up, and Piece of the Fame: Rockstar Social Media Marketing Strategy for Everyone to Ignite Your Business, Career, and Personal Brand. For more information visit www.jayneallen.com and www.jaunique.com and on Instagram @JayneAllenWrites. Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan email@example.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information www.exactlyrightmedia.com www.drdanpeters.com For podcast merch www.exactlyrightmedia.com/parent-footprint-shop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Synopsis Let's face it. Brevity and wit are not always qualities one associates with new music. But today we offer a sample: this comic overture is less than 5 minutes long, and opens, as you just heard, with a Fellini-esque duet for piccolo and contrabassoon. The overture is entitled “Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark,” and is a rather burlesque celebration of modern theoretical physics. Its alliterative title evokes those subatomic particles known as “quarks” that, we're told, make up our universe. And, since this music changes time signature so often, perhaps Heisenberg's “uncertainty principle” is thrown in for good measure. The music is by Marga Richter, who was born on this date in 1926 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Richter received her early music training in Minneapolis, and then moved to New York's Juilliard School. By the time of her death in 2020, she had composed over 75 works including an opera and two ballets, as well as two piano concertos and a variety of solo, chamber and symphonic works. "Composing,” said Richter,” is my response to a constant desire to transform my perceptions and emotions into music … Music is the way I speak to the silence of the universe." Music Played in Today's Program Marga Richter (b. 1926) — Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark (Czech Radio Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz) MMC 2006 On This Day Births 1879 - French composer, pianist, and writer Joseph Canteloube, in Annonay (near Tournon); 1885 - Austrian composer and musicologist Egon Wellesz, in Vienna; 1921 - English composer (Sir) Malcolm Arnold, in Northampton; 1926 - American composer Marga Richter, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin; 1949 - Israeli composer Shulamit Ran, in Tel Aviv; Deaths 1662 - English composer Henry Lawes, age 66, in London; Premieres 1784 - Gretry: opera, "Richard Coeur de Lion" (Richard the Lionhearted), in Paris; 1858 - Offenbach: comic opera, "Orphée aux enfers" (Orpheus in the Underworld), in Paris; 1900 - Rimsky-Korsakov: opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan," at the Solodovnikov Theatre in Moscow, with Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov conducting (Gregorian date: Nov. 3); 1921 - Third (and final) version of Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, in Helsinki under the composer's direction; Sibelius conducted the first performances of two earlier versions of this symphony in Helsinki on Dec. 8, 1915 and Dec. 14, 1916; 1926 - Nielsen: Flute Concerto (first version), in Paris, conducted by Emil Telmányi (the composer's son-in-law), with Holger Gilbert-Jespersen the soloist; Nielsen revised this score and premiered the final version in Oslo on November 9, 1926, again with Gilbert-Jespersen as the soloist; 1933 - Gershwin: musical "Let 'Em Eat Cake," at the Imperial Theater in New York City; 1941 - Copland: Piano Sonata, in Buenos Aires, by the composer; 1956 - Menotti: madrigal-fable "The Unicorn, the Gordon and the Manticore," at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; 1984 - Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Double Quartet for strings, at a concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, by the Emerson Quartet and friends. 2004 - Danielpour: "Songs of Solitude" (to texts of W.B. Yeats), at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, by baritone Thomas Hampson and the Philadelphia Orchestra, with Daniel Robertson conducting; Others 1739 - Handel completes in London his Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, no. 5 and possibly his Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6, no. 9 as well (see Julian date: Oct. 10). Links and Resources On Marga Richter An interview with Richter
Kanye West has officially legally changed his name to “Ye.” Also he keeps wearing an insanely unrealistic mask in an attempt to keep a low profile, which isn't working. (00:58:27) (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:03:51) - Fun Fact: Folding a Piece of Paper To Reach The Moon (00:05:06) - This Day in History: 1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase (00:07:55) - Trending Mentions: Another Brian Laundrie Look-a-like, #WelcomeWes (00:11:16) - #3 - A. Rod Keeps Getting Trolled By Bo Sox Fans (00:14:09) - #2 - XBOX Mini Fridge Is Stupid? (00:20:17) - #1 - Finally a Feel Good Plane Crash Story (00:27:37) - Will Breaks Down Left Handed Discrimination TikTok International Moment (00:42:11) - UAE - Bank Robbers Deep Fake Bosses Voice to Steal $35M (00:47:06) - Israel - Village Idiot Finds Priceless Artifact, Gives it to Govt. (00:51:00) - UK - New Trend - PAWternity Leave (00:58:27) - Kanye West Has Been Officially Put to Rest These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Bean Box - No morning is complete without a cup of coffee—and brewing your daily cup at home just hits different. Order today at https://beanbox.com/hardfactor and get your first Tasting Box for just $5 with promo code HARDFACTOR. Express VPN - Protect your internet usage and data at ExpressVPN. Use link at https://expressvpn.com/hardfactor to get three extra months free. Caliper - Caliper delivers 30 times more CBD in the first 30 minutes versus CBD oil. Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code FACTOR at https://trycaliper.com/factor Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook
On the latest edition of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Scott Shifflett to the show to watch Transporter 2! Listen to Matt and Scott discuss Jason Statham, Matthew Modine, Keith David, P!nk, Grand Theft Auto (the video game), eyeball licking, A part of the plot that is all too real in 2021, absurd action scenes and so much more! So transport this show into your earholes and enjoy the new episode of Piece of the Action!
Daniel Velasquez is a professional artist, muralist, and founder of Hydralas Designs. Daniel uses art to create a dialogue with diverse environments and their inhabitants in order to create a sense of community and wonder to public spaces. Daniel has a passion for nature, environmental design, health, and community which he seeks to promote with his work.
At some point in your flying career, either in an FAA Practical Test or in real life, you will be required to perform a visual approach to a landing. In a simulator checkride, typically the electronic glideslope and VASI (visual approach slope indicator) will be rendered inoperative. For planning purposes, we will use 3 degrees as the desired approach path. That is a typical ILS glideslope and typical VASI glideslope. For a 3-degree descent, your descent rate (vertical speed) will need to be 1/2 your groundspeed times 10. For example, if your groundspeed is 100 knots, you will need to descend at 500 feet per minute to remain on a 3-degree glideslope. You can read your groundspeed directly from your glass-cockpit instruments. What if you're flying an aircraft with antique gauges? That's where some mental math comes in. Your groundspeed is your true airspeed minus the headwind. You can estimate the headwind by using ATIS winds and adding a few knots for the increased winds (assumed) at approach altitude. How about your true airspeed? Calculate your true airspeed by increasing your indicated airspeed by 2 percent for every 1000 feet above sea level. For example, if you are flying the approach at 90 knots at an average altitude of 5000 feet in Colorado, your true airspeed will be 10 percent higher than your indicated airspeed. So your true airspeed will be 100 knots (actually, 99 knots, but we're doing PILOT math!). If your headwind is 10 knots, your groundspeed is 90 knots, so you will descend at 450 feet per minute. Here's an even easier way to maintain a 3-degree glideslope: simply fly towards the runway at the glideslope intercept altitude, maintaining final approach airspeed. When you fly over the outer marker (the blue marker beacon light, or the DME for the final approach fix), simply lower the nose 3 degrees and hold that pitch. Wherever the touchdown zone appears in your windscreen, hold that sight picture all the way down. Piece of cake!
We have a fully loaded episode as Eric returns to the show. We begin with the latest special from Dave Chappelle and how it's stirred up so much controversy since its release. We also recap the third entry in the Fury vs. Wilder fight.In NFL news, we recap the situation with Jon Gruden during an investigation within the Washington Football Team. We also acknowledge the season that Raven's QB Lamar Jackson is having and also the terrible start the Lions are having right now.In the NBA, Kyrie Irving is offically out in Brooklyn for the season, but his reason seems a little strange. We debate his situation and also prepare for the top 75 players the NBA will unviel later on this season.Follow Speak Your Piece on Facebook| Follow Speak Your Piece on InstagramFollow Sports Radio Detroit on Facebook| Follow Sports Radio Detroit on Twitter
This week on YBO... We get into What's Going On and give our thoughts on the Target opening up in the Bayshore area and we talked about a woman that was almost attacked at a Cambria Hotel. For Random Sh*t of the Week we give flowers to music, movies and/or books that we've been engaging in. When it comes to Dating, Relationships & Sex for you nasties, we talk about Kevin Samuel addressing one of his caller regarding had dating habits. We close the show with our weekly anon an d inspiration for the week.
We have Jared Woodward, a police officer, Alex Crosby and Clay Belding discussing the key benefits of openly carrying your firearms vs opting to conceal their firearms. The guys also talk to the laws that involve both options and the current political climate around this topic and the 2nd Amendment.
The NBA season starts this week and Zach closes out his Player rankings for the 2021 season with the Queens and Kings. If you have been listening up to this point you guess the final names, but you have to tune in to here the final order. The Off The Glass Podcast is available on streaming platforms, please rate, review, share, follow, and subscribe. Link below for all htings related to the podcast: https://linktr.ee/TheOffTheGlassPodcast
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Is it foolish to assume we can trust research institutes who conduct public opinion polls? How do we know what is true? Why are pro-lifers so often mischaracterized? This season on Life, Liberty, and Law, we are tearing down lies that are being projected to Americans from news outlets, social media, and even from the floor of Congress about the value of life. One of those abominable messages we keep hearing is this: an America where abortion is unlimited is actually what most Americans want. We want to equip you for conversations about life. When each of us share our concern for the most vulnerable in our society with our friends, coworkers, and neighbors, hearts are changed. Today we have brought in one of the best experts to give us tools on how to trudge wisely through the media's depiction of abortion policies and culture. Dr. Michael New is a Research Associate of Political Science and Social Research at The Catholic University of America, as well as an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-poll-on-abortion-asks-the-wrong-question/ https://lozierinstitute.org/team-member/michael-j-new/ Twitter: @michael_j_new
Mark is the host of "Casting Through Ancient Greece" a look through the times of Ancient Greece and give a passionate perspective in a meaningful history lesson. Mark joins me once again to talk deeper about the missing piece or skipped step in todays age where it feels like a lost self or identity crisis period, might not be new but throughout history just a different environment.
Are you struggling to find your favorite foods, appliances, furniture, or anything else you need at the store? There's one major factor driving all these shortages - problems in the global supply chain. Professor Michael Goodman teaches Public Policy at UMass Dartmouth, and he joins Nichole to break down these troubles in the chain. He also has some insight on how this might be playing out in your day-to-day life in the coming weeks and months. Michael Cloherty talks with Nichole about his new book, "Abel Bodied". It focuses on a piece of American history that unfolded in Malden - the first murder during a bank robbery! Michael has details on how he came up with the idea, and teaches us a bit about the story behind the book.
It's time for another hair-raising episode of Blood Relatives from the ID Network! Hair-raising because the creature of the week is a tarantula, and because there's a barber. It's a double play on words for a Double Date review of SPLITTING HEIRS! In Laceyville, Pennsylvania it's the smaller the town, the bigger the secrets. Secrets such as why is this sidewalk bleeding, why is the little girl sitting in front of me at church blocking my view with her halo, and is this a Little League game or discoteque? Why is that man carving up a roast at the local park? Why does that lady who loves children actually hate some children? Is that guy wearing a wig? Actually, these aren't so much secrets, as questions (or plot holes). Join Kimberly and Katie as they try to PIECE it all together in a very special edition of A Double Date with Dateline! Blood Relatives: Season 2 Episode 1 - Splitting Heirs Official Description from INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: When a barber and his wife are killed at home, all eyes turn to the family. Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health with Better Help! Get 10% off your first month of counseling in the privacy of your own home with Better Help! Go to BetterHelp.com/dateline. Highlight your best features and improve your skin with Thrive Causemetics! Katie loves the Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara and the Defying Gravity Eye Lifting Cream! Visit ThriveCausemetics.com/DATEDATELINE for 15% off your first order. For every product purchased, Thrive donates to help women emerging from homelessness, surviving domestic abuse, and fighting cancer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On episode 46, I am joined by Danny Hillmann and Matt Labatut. The big story of Week 5 was the resignation of Jon Gruden due to the investigation into Washington Football Team. We dive into Roger Goodell, early MVP candidates, Justin Herbert and of course fantasy football. Thank you to Hotard Huddle's dope sponsors: Cluey Consumer – Download the App Today Facebook: Click Here IG: Click Here Website: clueyconsumer.com Music By: Tangent Infinity IG Link (@tangentinfinity) IG Link (@yourfriendbudde) For more information on Hotard Huddle's Sponsors, click here: https://hotardhuddle.com/sponsors-of-hotard-huddle/
Join Scott and Mark with their guest, Justine Warrington, Justine Warrington is aCanadian actress from Vancouver. She is trained in theatre and is a Lyric Project Alumni, Warrington developed her career in independent film with works touring international festivals. Her original stage play - a collection of monologues entitled The Oblivion Series - celebrated its American debut on stage in the summer of 2010 at the legendary Stella Adler Theatre, LA. Her show was also selected for the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival. Her father was a visual artist, a renowned architectural photographer, and a war veteran. Born in Vancouver, Canada to European parents. Her mother is an English teacher, humanitarian, environmental activist, and poet. Born on the same day as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Gloria Steinem, and Doug Stanhope. Career:Warrington is known for her work on Dragged Across Concrete, The Cabin Movie and The Professor. She was nominated as "Best Supporting Actress" at the Leo's in 2006 for her portrayal of "Ginny" the boundary-pushing sexual vixen in "The Cabin Movie". The Professor:Warrington achieved one of her career goals in 2017 when she shot a role in The Professor, opposite Johnny Depp. Depp stars as a college lecturer who is shocked to learn he has six months to live, and so he transforms into a rebellious party animal. Warrington plays someone who helps Depp's character begin his new life. Outline of the Episode:[01:20] Justine Warrington Introduction. [02:16] The Spoof in the movie “Rainbow” [08:32] Justine Warrington talks about the process of stunts in the movie. [10:15] Justine Warrington shares experience of working with top actors of industry. [12:51] Experience shooting sex scenes.[17:07] How was the feeling working with your crush.[18:01] Desire to work with any Hollywood actor. [18:56] Mark & Scott Crush in Hollywood[20:29] Journey of becoming an actor.[24:36] What you do to improve you comedy skills and any plans to comedy in future? [29:26] Justine Warrington learning experience working in the comedy clubs.[37:17] How you stumbled across club house?[42:18] Talking about Earth lickers from the past[46:09] Favorite Conspiracy[47:48] Piece of Information that you have learned that is Illegal to know?[49:19] Justine Warrington life hack. Catch Justine Warrington! Twitch:http://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-warrington-52bb019a Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/justwarr Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justwarr Connect with AmigosPC! Website:https://www.amigospc.net Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TwoandahalfAmigos Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/amigospc Twitter:https://twitter.com/AmigosPC Check out Offical AmigosPC Merch at: https://teespring.com/stores/amigospc Join the conversation with the Amigos by becoming a member of Amigospc get direct access to our discord and other cool free stuff amigospc.supercast.tech
Nicholas (host) goes back to school and shares his return to school after quarantine and being diagnosed with COVID. Initial thoughts from his Quarantine time on the couch:- Privatization of public schools produces isolation-like quarantine of students from exposure to ideas and diversity- Returning to the classroom reveals that school has changed due to the pandemic beyond the "good old days" of lecture and obvious solutionsDNA Cookbook:Nicholas gives a short "science cocktail party" lecture story about his grandmother's favorite cake compared to how proteins like antibodies are made from mRNA vaccines.
Jeffrey Hooke's The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street's Transformative Investments (Columbia Business School, 2021) is a scathing indictment of the high-flying world of private equity. Piece by piece, Hooke takes apart the PE value proposition and shows, instead of the claimed "higher returns and lower volatility", a startling record of poor performance, exorbitant fees, completely opaque reporting, and a network of enablers that allow the business model to proceed. Daniel Peris is Senior Vice President at Federated Hermes in Pittsburgh. He can be reached at DanielxPeris@gmail.com or via Twitter @HistoryInvestor. His History and Investing blog and Keep Calm & Carry On Investing podcast are at https://strategicdividendinves... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
This week, Evan and Jeremy hold the fort down and bring you a fully loaded episode. We start off with NFL news as Josh Gordon has officially been reinstated and signs a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. We also talk about Richard Sherman signing a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and what he brings to that team. In NBA news, the guys recap their Top 5 NBA Players picks from the last episode and even talk about Michael Porter Jr.'s new contract extension. We also have a review on the new Venom movie and some more picks.Follow Speak Your Piece on Facebook| Follow Speak Your Piece on InstagramFollow Sports Radio Detroit on Facebook| Follow Sports Radio Detroit on Twitter
We talk with Boston Athenaeum's Assistant Curator, Virginia “Ginny” Badgett. She gives us a look at a day in the life of a curator, and she interprets and shares some special pieces from their collection related to Rhode Island's robust history. Follow along with the links below: Piece 1: Gilbert Stuart's 1826 portrait of William Smith Shaw Piece 2: Diary of Kate Birckhead, 1865 August 5-1873 October 8 Piece 3: Elizabeth Goddard's 2006 monotype A Playful Sea II --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rhodyradio/message
What's Trending: Southwest Airlines cancels over 28% of their flights over the weekend, Seattle Times shows hypocrisy in hit piece on Bruce Herrell, and a Whistleblower claims that some leaders sat on intel during Jan 6th riots. Big Local: Judge overturns emergency order removing credit scoring from insurance rates, Nick Rolovich will seek religious exemption to comply with the state's vaccine mandate, and Gonzaga coach Mark Few to miss 3 games following DUI arrest. Fauci gives us permission to go trick or treating. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Timestamp Speaker Transcript 00:01.87 mikebledsoe So so what's a coach max. 00:04.97 Max Shank Ah, Coach is someone who gets you to do what you know you should mike. 00:09.83 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, pretty simple, pretty simple shit. It's like I I tell coaches all the time that ah you know their clients know they're not supposed to eat that donut but they do it anyway. 00:15.80 Max Shank Well. 00:27.47 mikebledsoe You know if our job was to just get people Macros then you know robots to be doing this shit for us but people have real that the problems are are psychological. They're environmental. There's a lot of different factors there. They know what to do. 00:41.65 Max Shank All of the all of the real difficult problems are psychological like physical problems are pretty straightforward unless they're stemming from a mental dysfunction of some kind like even guys with no legs end up on a good training program. So There's like the guy who's like oh well, my you know my ankle just hurts too much to exercise like look I know guys with no legs who exercise more than you do. It's not that you don't have the ability and it's hard to be honest with yourself about these things I mean the reality is. Our biggest barrier to getting the things we want is ourself by far and if you don't accept that then you're going to be in a state of like victim victimization and blaming your problems on other people. 01:33.22 mikebledsoe You know. 01:35.00 Max Shank Right? So everything is psychological. That's why when we were talking about coaching earlier I was thinking you know it makes sense that people want something That's just done for them like give me this nutrition plan. It's so straightforward just give me this marketing plan. Give me you know, tell me how many bullet points. 01:51.35 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, somebody knocking at my door positive real quick I think I have to sign for a package. Yeah, so the the post postal service just stopped by. 01:54.97 Max Shank I Need to put in my offer. Ah yeah, okay at the. 02:09.47 mikebledsoe And um, they had a package for me and my girlfriend and from a girlfriend. Ah they asked I said hey because of the virus. Ah you I I can't You're supposed to sign this but you can't sign it because of the virus. But with your permission I'll sign it for you said sure this is my name and goes. Okay, Thank you. 02:34.36 Max Shank Ah huh. 02:37.18 mikebledsoe What what? what? fucking good is a signature these days. 02:41.65 Max Shank I Guess in that situation. It's completely worthless. Yeah. 02:46.22 mikebledsoe Completely worthless. So anyways and I forgot what we're talking about but we we were talking about productivity. Well we're trying to go down productivity. 02:52.17 Max Shank Oh I remember don't Worry. We're well I mean I'm sure this is gonna be a heck of a fun time to edit this into a seamless transition but with with coaching the reason. That when it comes to business or nutrition or exercise people are just like give me the program tell me how many almonds to eat and when to eat them tell me tell me how many bullet points I need in my sales pitch tell me that I need 3 say here are the things that you're missing and I need 3 that say here are the secrets that you need or something like that right people want it done for them and the reason they want it done for them is because real deep change. Is crazy uncomfortable because it's psychological. It's essentially some sort of psychological trauma and very ingrained behavior that causes someone to slowly kill themselves with Donuts. For example. 04:04.78 mikebledsoe You know? Yeah yeah, well it makes me think about the hermetic principles and the first of the hermetic principles is everything is mental. 04:08.47 Max Shank And just. 04:15.97 Max Shank Right. 04:17.97 mikebledsoe And that I mean I think those principles are about 3000 years old to the best of our knowledge and that has been repeatedly supported over and over again. 04:32.85 Max Shank Well, and even if it's not absolutely true. It's the most constructive belief to have right? because every all words are trying to be symbols for something else and. 04:41.21 mikebledsoe It's empowering. Yeah. 04:51.15 Max Shank None of them are going to be absolutely true, but some of them are going to be very constructive or empowering like you said that's a good way to put it So what? What are the most empowering ah lies available to you instead of the most destructive lies available to you. 05:06.31 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, yeah, you know I wish I had that frame when I was younger I would have I was so caught up and figuring out what was true or not that I I totally didn't see that I I was if somebody was duping me I was getting duped. 05:15.20 Max Shank Yeah. 05:25.56 mikebledsoe By this pursuit that there's ah a right and a wrong way and there's the truth and there's a lie. It's like oh no, it's just all lies. It's just all different flavors. So useful or not. We talked about that last show. 05:33.50 Max Shank Um, yeah, yeah, buyer beware exactly. 05:41.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, you're talking about like people want things done for them. They want the result. Um, they're not really focused on how to get the result unless it. 05:51.21 Max Shank Or why they are where they are It's deeply uncomfortable I mean I've had so many I mean I've coached a lot of people in fifteen plus years of personal training and there are people who I say the word food. And they're like I don't want to talk about it I don't want to talk about food and I'm like okay this is interesting. You know you're a hundred pounds overweight and I like doing these squats with you but I don't think we're going to solve the problem in here. 06:09.74 mikebledsoe Ah. 06:25.35 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, there's ah. 06:27.90 Max Shank I mean I'm getting I'm getting paid big money big money to help this person exercise and feel better. But I mean you're 1 hundred pounds overweight like I'm not going to solve this I could crack a whip. While you ride a bicycle or cross- country ski for an hour There's just no way that we're going to be able to resolve the real problem and the reason ah people avoid is because it's deeply uncomfortable your ego and your identity gets wrapped up into this selfim image and and that's. It's it's way more uncomfortable and that's why people don't want to face those uncomfortable ah truths about themselves and that's why they just want just do it for me I don't want to look at it I don't want to face it. 07:03.16 mikebledsoe Play for yeah. 07:14.30 mikebledsoe Yeah, well coaches do the same thing. Coaches are comfortable with training people. But they're not comfortable. It can be uncomfortable to talk have that conversation with someone says hey you're you're sick. You're. You're way overweight. You're obese you need to change your diet and you know I think a lot of coaches just they don't know how to approach the conversation and that's that's a skill in itself I remember a point where I i. 07:43.66 Max Shank And. 07:53.10 mikebledsoe Felt as though I had no business telling my clients who were there to get results how they should live their lives outside of working out and you know food suggestions. But then I was training a guy that was probably he was about 400 pounds he was over 200 pounds overweight. He was. 08:03.20 Max Shank Right. 08:12.94 mikebledsoe He was in bad shape 30 years old just you know like how the fuck does that happen type of guy. Yeah, yeah, and um, you know we were trying everything ah food like nutrition and training wise. Um. 08:16.93 Max Shank Who hurt him. 08:31.26 mikebledsoe But then you know as I got to know him better. He worked at a pesticide company like eighty hours a week in a cubicle under fluorescent lights and I'm like like dude that job's killing you. My job is not helping you and I just I got to the point where I was like. 08:39.65 Max Shank Heavy. 08:50.11 mikebledsoe Have to tell him this and um and it was helpful for him and it was it started a conversation that unraveled over time but that was that was me as a coach understanding that I can give Lifestyle suggestions I can talk to people about their work and their career that. 09:07.18 Max Shank Yeah. 09:09.45 mikebledsoe It's keeping them from reaching their goals. So most coaches are still they still are afraid to have those conversations. 09:15.66 Max Shank Yeah I mean nothing is off limits if it's approached in the right way and you've built a foundation of some sort of rapport. You know if some if some lady comes in who's overweight. Ah and I don't know her very well I don't go oh hey, when's the Baby. Do. Because that would probably feel very offensive or something like that you know like there's got to be some sort of it'd be humorous, probably not to her but you have to base what you say on, you got to know your audience right? and. 09:40.29 mikebledsoe Ah, now. 09:50.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 09:53.36 Max Shank There's a compassionate way to have that conversation and usually questions make the most sense and making sure people are are ready to to make that change because you know we're talking about how old wisdoms are so true. Ah, how about you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink like you know that? What's that show intervention where they get all your family together and tell you to stop doing Meth and they're like we love you. We. 10:15.18 mikebledsoe You know. 10:26.84 mikebledsoe I I know that's an intervention. There's a show. Okay, yeah. 10:31.38 Max Shank Yeah, that's what I'm saying Yeah um, that's some good Tv right there by the way that's entertainment. Ah, um, yeah, yeah, totally hey I mean whatever gets your rocks off is what I say. 10:41.66 mikebledsoe For the sick fucks out there. Yeah I'm with you. 10:51.24 Max Shank No shame in that game. Ah, but not all of them are are ready. You know you can have ah like the most professional therapist there and a loving family who's like you just wish you just would stop doing drugs and he's like I don't want to then he leaves like that happens Sometimes that guy is not ready. 11:05.77 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, there's um, yeah. 11:10.51 Max Shank So You got to you got to have a receptive audience. You got to have a receptive Receiver and that's true with business. That's true with relationships like what's that ah, you know what's the 1 advantage you would want in in business if you are selling burgers. Is it The best tasting burger is it The cheapest burger. No no, no, it's a starving crowd someone who is ready to receive the burger like the whole the whole phrase I'm going to sell ice to eskimos is a ridiculous phrase. That's that's not what a good. 11:34.89 mikebledsoe Yep. 11:47.56 Max Shank Business person would do they would they would sell them. You know Dura flame Logs and space heaters at an affordable price right? that you know it's you got to have a receptive audience. 11:56.24 mikebledsoe What? yeah yeah, um, this makes you think about selling people something ah a solution that they actually want and and the way they want it solved. So. 12:09.80 Max Shank Um, yeah. 12:15.40 mikebledsoe It's something that I've been really focused on is meeting people where they're at and that how do they want the problem solved sell them that but then also layer in all the stuff That's actually going to make a difference because the truth is is if they solve the problem the way they wanted it solved it just wouldn't be solved. It's not. 12:25.87 Max Shank Earth. 12:35.80 mikebledsoe They they would just be able to solve it themselves. They wouldn't be here buying this package So so you got to sell them what they want and give them what they need and all that mess. 12:38.87 Max Shank Ah, it's like. Well, it reminds me of a phrase. Ah, Beggars can't be choosers but Buyers can. 12:53.50 mikebledsoe Ah, you know what's funny is I grew up hearing beggars can't be choosers and I never heard the second part did you well? Okay I felt like my dad jipped me up until you filled down like. 13:00.30 Max Shank That's because I made up the second part. Yeah, no, everybody's dad chipped them like it's a ridiculous face baggars can't be choosers. That's that's like saying you'll always be weak. But leaving out the part unless you exercise but Buyers buyers can be extremely choosy you can if I mean if you have the dough you can make anything go are you kidding me? It's ridiculous. What people will do I can. 13:20.17 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, man, our parents did the best they could. 13:29.90 mikebledsoe Yeah, know now. 13:35.20 Max Shank I Can swipe my finger on my magic telephone and I can have if I wanted to I could have ah massuse a pizza and drugs delivered to my house probably within the hour. 13:50.98 mikebledsoe Especially especially if you're in Medine columbia yeah well you have the right? you have the right? Well, there's just fewer people. You can get all the same stuff from there. It's but ah. 13:52.86 Max Shank That's amazing. Or or if you're here and you have enough to buy it. 14:05.89 Max Shank Oh I see what you're saying. 14:09.53 mikebledsoe Ah, it's actually more convenient there believe it or not but ah, ah, do we want to? um, let's dig in a productivity. 14:23.87 Max Shank Productivity yes, productivity is a competition that entrepreneurs have with each other to see the size of their entrepreneur dick hey blood. So how many books did you read this week 14:37.60 mikebledsoe Just 1 and a half yeah ah 14:39.39 Max Shank Fucking pussy I read 7 or it's like ah ah and so I think to just prove my point like the whole idea of the productivity. Ah, as ah as like a status symbol. Is is really unhealthy, right? It's ridiculous. It kind of reminds me of speed reading though too. You know how there's all these things about like oh speed reading and it's like no man like you don't need more information you need. 15:03.38 mikebledsoe It's ridiculous. Well, there's a few reasons well ah 1 of the things. 15:10.51 mikebledsoe Like know. 15:16.89 Max Shank Better retention. You need more application of the stuff you're doing. It might be better to read slower actually so you are not in like this frantic mental state of like I got to get through this as fast as possible I think speed reading is actually um. 15:28.40 mikebledsoe But what. 15:35.64 Max Shank Like ah wolf and sheep's clothing kind of where it's like oh yes, be I would like to read that book a lot faster. It's like would you I mean I don't know if. 15:43.70 mikebledsoe Maybe maybe well here's the thing here's the thing is the um and actually I want to tie this back into coaching later because I want to get into this all it all actually ties in together. But ah. Productivity is like speed reading speed reading is great and some speed reading your comprehension stays the same or goes down in which case, maybe not so great. But if there's a speed reading technique that also Improves retention. Which Jim quick is a guy who claims that not only will you read like 6 times faster but you'll retain 2 to 3 times better as Well. So 1 is are you lowering the quality by by improving the quantity ah and could that. Could it be true that that you could have both and then my the question I ask is well what books are you reading or your speed reading and taking in all this information but is the information useful to you right now is it something that that. Is it actually good information or is it information that's going to take you away from your your goal.. There's just as many bad books out there as there are good books just like everything else in the world. 17:07.66 Max Shank That's 1 of the that's 1 of the values of a coach is helping you decipher because information is free but a coach helps you decipher which information is going to kill you and which information is going to heal you and this example of. 17:19.82 mikebledsoe Yeah, and this. 17:25.80 Max Shank Speed reading makes me think of the difference between active and productive because I think if we're going to talk about productivity. We need to talk about yield like what is the product. What is the gross domestic product. How much production is happening. 17:29.61 mikebledsoe A. 17:43.58 Max Shank How much produce is there at the end of it. It's so funny how that word has like everything built and because we think of produce as like fruit basically right fruits and vegetables. But it's it's the product of our effort right? So it's not about whether we are active. 17:54.21 mikebledsoe Bam. Right? yeah. People do confuse productivity with being busy. Yeah. 18:03.14 Max Shank Because. Well, that's where the busy badge comes in right? people think there's some sort of honor or moral superiority. If. You're a busy person. Oh I'm just staying busy I'm like oh god I'm so sad for you. You know like Hunter gatherers I can understand why those guys would be busy. 18:24.40 mikebledsoe Well idle hands are the work of the devil. So. 18:26.33 Max Shank But. 18:30.17 Max Shank Ah, ah, ah yeah, you have all these like ah traps of like good and bad because that's what nurture does ah the parent, the parent child role. The coach student role. The teacher student role is all about. Go towards these things and go away from these things. Basically the the whole point really is to have you make better decisions and with human beings. It's a little more complex than with Gorillas Gorillas It's like this green plant is poison and this green plant is food. And they have this really big kind of Encyclopedia of which plants they can eat and that's the most important this is good. This is bad type of nurturing that guerrillas get basically but for human beings. 19:22.93 mikebledsoe Yeah. 19:26.86 Max Shank Have all these other complexities where it's like ah yes, ah you know suffering is a virtue so people get this certificate of suffering and oh it's it's good to be busy idle hands for the Devil's plaything um yeah you know it reminds me. There are just so many of these. Traps I always think of it like traps and treasures right? and when it comes to productivity this this false idea that just being active being busy is good. Um, if you're stuck in a rut then. 19:48.11 mikebledsoe A. 20:04.77 Max Shank Then getting active is the best thing you can do like if you're doing nothing go for a walk doodle on a piece of paper read a book get back in motion because inertia is a real thing like if you're at zero whatever you can do to go to 1 is great. But. 20:20.79 mikebledsoe Yeah, and if you can move even if it's not in the right direction. It's usually a pendulum involved. You're gonna wobble around something. Yeah. 20:23.63 Max Shank The last thing you wanted. 20:28.52 Max Shank Yeah, you can slingshot around to the other direction you can slingshot around to the other direction. Um, so back to the idea of productive versus active. There are a lot of ways to. Be productive but you have to be aware of what the yield is of what you're doing and I think 1 of the most important things really is just recognizing that being busy isn't inherently good and I think that's really tough for entrepreneurs because there's this mentality. Tough it out and grind through and I can make it but I don't know I I try to instill this idea that we have the benefit of so many ancestors writing down their ideas. We should be able to work like a couple hours a day. And provide for ourselves the exact life that we want to and if you if you compound the effects of your effort It's very easy to do that. But if you don't then it's going to be very difficult. 21:30.29 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 21:39.31 mikebledsoe You know it's the um thing about being efficient versus effective and when you're talking about yield and so ah, you know, being in the entrepreneurial world and hanging out with a bunch of. 21:49.69 Max Shank Right. 21:58.53 mikebledsoe These tech guys So many people are microdosing or taking nootropics so they can get more done in a day but have you ever just sat down and ask yourself what are you building like Great. You're working on this but what's it for you know why. Ah, what's the end result and or you're talking about productivity and yield and and you could look at the quantity of the yield I'm producing something that's generating all this income or or this particular product but is that to me for me the question I ask myself is. Is the product I'm creating and satisfying is is it satisfying to me. Um, and and what's the impact that's having on the entire Planet. You know everybody else as well and is that satisfying is that impact satisfying for me and so I think you have. 22:42.97 Max Shank Oof yeah. 22:51.44 Max Shank Oh my God yeah. 22:55.81 mikebledsoe We have like ah a whole lot of people running around and not just entrepreneurs but like I know people It's probably even worse for people who just have jobs and they're trying to be really productive with their job and then come to find out you know their job is you know liquor distribution and you know. I'm not actually sure I want you to be really good at that like distribution of 1 of the most harmful drugs on the Planet. Ah, and you know I know I'm crazy. 23:23.70 Max Shank Wait wait wait wait but alcohol is perfectly. Legal Mike How can you say that is fully approved able to be drunk I'm sure by everybody you can buy it right at the store. 23:32.51 mikebledsoe Is it by the fda is it did the fda prove it. Yeah interesting. Yeah so that. 23:40.90 Max Shank Once again, there's there's another. There's another like set of rules that that probably ah only make your life worse if you follow them exactly right. 23:51.87 mikebledsoe Yeah, well and so this makes me think of like how far are we expanding am I more predictive. How am I more productive in this minute what's it mean to be productive. You know for the next sixty seconds. Well. 24:05.93 Max Shank Well, how do you measure? How do you? What? what are you measuring I mean I. 24:10.70 mikebledsoe Well, we'll say I'm writing how many words did I write in sixty seconds right so I'm writing a book but but ah all right? We zoom out how do be how do I be productive and in the next hour how do I be more productive in the next day years you start expanding out and then the. 24:14.48 Max Shank Right? right. 24:25.23 Max Shank Well. 24:29.29 mikebledsoe That things that you have to consider and then the actual behavior starts to change huh. 24:29.63 Max Shank But the amount of words don't mer right? but the amount of words are not equal to your productivity. You have to you could say it's the amount of dollars you could say the profit. Um, even the word product is ah. 24:42.62 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 24:49.87 Max Shank Multiplication like if you multiply 3 times 2 the product is 6 so just to give like 2 super opposite examples. You could say you know the Meth lord of the appellations has. 24:51.27 mikebledsoe A. 25:08.85 Max Shank Ah, really high efficiency and effectiveness. Maybe he makes like a million in profit every week or something like that and he's also dooming people to a life of Meth addiction a short life probably of me addiction but a life of math addiction nonetheless. So that guy is product from a monetary standpoint is extremely high then on the other hand you have let's say a japanese fella who's a a carpenter of some kind and all he does is make that fancy furniture that has no screws in it and it takes him. A ridiculous amount of hours you know and everything has to fit perfectly like a little puzzle and you know let's say he spends wow I don't know enough forty forty hours on something and he sells it for 1000 dollars which doesn't sound like. An amazing hourly rate. But let's just say that's what he does but he's like enjoying the whole process. His father did that before him his father before him you could argue that the product or the result of his effort over time is something extremely valuable and special. And that the experience itself is very good. But if you just measured how much money it brought in you would say that guy is a fool and the Meth lord of the appellations is a genius and he is way more productive. So I think there's a quantitative aspect which. 26:39.26 mikebledsoe See. 26:45.92 Max Shank I mean it has to be profit right? or people served um and then there's a qualitative aspect of. Do you enjoy the process and what is this doing to further your um Idea. Of how you'd like to participate in the world something like that. 27:05.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's a lot to consider and people normally don't take the time to think these things through they just do. They're trying to survive the next day or the next week so I'm saying that they if you're too if you're shortsighted. You'll just keep doing. Ah, same thing. But if you are able to like a ah guy I know very very successful. He said 1 day ordinary people think in years extraordinary people think in decades and ah the really successful people. And this guy is probably worth close to a billion dollars at this point and he's been playing this game for you know 50 years he's seventy and this this game of accumulation of wealth and from iowa farm boy. So. It's not like it was. 27:59.57 Max Shank Um, well he understands Leverage clearly. 28:01.69 mikebledsoe Wasn't taught to him from a as a child on how to do this stuff very much so but he also planned in decades and he somehow because and you know some people are more suited for for this than others and people who. 28:10.18 Max Shank Yeah. 28:18.41 Max Shank No doubt. 28:21.42 mikebledsoe People who have it have more space and money and things like this tend to be able to think further out. But if you're somebody who doesn't have a lot and you can expand your thinking out and consider more that meth idea sounds a lot less attractive than say the carpentry job even though. Total income is higher but but you could also um, you know, maybe that's where they start 1 guy starts at a million. The other guy starts at at at ah a carpenter at at this or that price and man there's just so many other ways to to make that that carpenter. 28:40.37 Max Shank Um, yeah. 28:58.89 mikebledsoe More valuable to other people in a way that in his work that he can demand more dollars per per thing he produces. 29:05.65 Max Shank Well and you know suppose he's like very comfortable with the amount that he's charging right? Um, it all reminds me of the old story. The richest man in Babylon where the 1 guy invests his paycheck with the rich man and his friends all just. Spend their paychecks right away and I was actually on a podcast with a couple of guys who are doctors at johns hopkins and they were like well what's the what's the secret to wealth and I was like deferred gratification. And they're like anything else and I was like no, it's like do you have the ability to trade what you want now for what you want most and if you do you're going to do really? Well if you're. 29:43.79 mikebledsoe Ah. 29:55.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 29:58.24 Max Shank Using your neocortex if you're using your third eye to come up with a ah plan that involves multiplying yourself and multiplying the yield or the product of your efforts. You will be rich. There's just no question about it and if you trade. What you want most for what you want now, you'll you'll probably be obese you probably won't ever um, make lots and lots of money I mean even something like medical school. That's a big upfront investment with no payoff for quite a while. So the longer you can defer that. Yeah, maybe ever yeah, true and the longer. 30:33.36 mikebledsoe Maybe ever I Know a lot of people who went to medical school who yeah they have an M D next to her name but they're not even interested in doing that now. 30:45.98 Max Shank Well I mean look if I could go back in time I would tell myself to drop out of high school because there's a fundamental realities about value that they just like they teach you the opposite you know they. 31:00.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, great. 31:03.47 Max Shank Write this essay. It has to be 3000 words what? huh like it has to be a certain amount of words this is ridiculous. So it completely misses the point of what is useful. Yeah. 31:09.67 mikebledsoe Um, yeah I'm actually doing that exercise that exercise you told me about last week wow this is I'm actually like I'm I'm gonna I'm gonna pick it back up later today. 31:20.67 Max Shank How fun is that amazing. Ah dude we should ah we should read them to each other or we should send them when we're done. You're an animal I Love it. Ah. 31:28.54 mikebledsoe Ah. 31:33.59 mikebledsoe I'm going to post mine as a blog. Ah, what we're talking about is letters to our 12 year old selves. So yeah I'm gonna you know what? I I think people would enjoy it There's definitely be some stuff in there. That's gonna. 31:42.54 Max Shank Yeah, what a great writing exercise. 31:56.39 mikebledsoe Caused people to cock their head but you know like. 31:58.68 Max Shank Mind mindsful of horribly obscene jokes. Um. 32:05.88 mikebledsoe Ah, so what's cool about that exercise is we do get to zoom out on time and retrospectively and 1 of the the benefits of writing a letter to 12 year old self that I've found already is that a lot of the advice I'm giving my 12 year old self is the same advice I give myself now. 32:23.50 Max Shank Right? Just just probably in a simpler and kinder way. 32:24.75 mikebledsoe Ah. Yeah,, there's There's a lot.. There's a lot of stuff I was telling myself that's not for me now. But there's also some things in there where it's like do less of this and more of that like yeah I could do more less of that more that now. Um, but yeah I think I think. 32:39.53 Max Shank M. 32:46.35 mikebledsoe Understanding and what we're talking about here is being effective knowing knowing the end result of your work and I tell people it's like efficiency is great. But if you're not, you know if that's your sole focus is efficiency where a lot of people when they think about productivity they think about efficiency and. It is ah ah just it's going back to that busy thing like what are you doing? Why are you doing it. What's the end result whether there's money involved or not. 33:17.69 Max Shank I would say that productive is anything that brings you toward what you want I think that's maybe even better. So like let's say ah you you have this desired identity. 33:23.30 mikebledsoe No I like that. So. 33:35.64 Max Shank And I think I've talked to you about this before you know Simon Sinek has that thing it starts with why James clear's ah, Habit stuff is by me synthesized into it starts with who and you have this I you have this self image. 33:38.98 mikebledsoe Start a. 33:45.64 mikebledsoe Ah. 33:53.56 Max Shank Right? You have this idea of yourself and what you would like that self to look like so anything that brings you closer to that ultimate ideal is going to be productive right? It doesn't have to just be um. You know X amount of profits. That's usually a byproduct of your enthusiasm and impact. 34:18.94 mikebledsoe Yeah, what about Ah I don't think we can talk about productivity or any of this without time about goal setting because the ah because that's exactly what you're talking about is well what is it that you want to achieve. And actually sitting down to think about these things I think again going back to the decades. It's like what do you want to achieve this is where I start all my students is what do you want to be different in ten years and than it is right now who do you have to be to your point who do you have to be. Who is the person who does this are you committed to becoming that person and what. 34:58.58 Max Shank Right? Or or like I tell people you know what would you want to have done if you couldn't get any credit just to hone in on what you really think is valuable like who you really want to help with. 35:08.55 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean that's a whole other. Yeah, that's a whole other conversation like what do you really? desire? Most people have no idea what their desires are you put a you put a because behind a goal and they have to tell you why if it's a real goal if it's actually their goal. It'll give it teeth. It's not their goal and maybe it's their dad's goal for them or what they imagine? yeah. 35:30.50 Max Shank Second hand I think I think um, pretty much every goal is second hand most of it's just dependent on how we want to fit into the hierarchy. You know as a male I'm guessing most of the people listening to it are fellows. But if there any ladies out there. Hello ladies. Ah. 35:38.94 mikebledsoe A. 35:45.39 mikebledsoe Seventy five percent guys yeah what 35:49.70 Max Shank Seventy five percent guys yeah that doesn't surprise me. Um, what's interesting and is in our culture. Ah men don't really have intrinsic value. Their value is correlated to what they can produce whereas women and children have intrinsic value. 36:01.27 mikebledsoe Where. 36:07.80 Max Shank That's why if the boat sinks you and I like are somehow left out of the fucking lifeboats because they're like what about those guys? Yeah yeah, what? what can we have enough paddlers already. They have no value. Yeah, so easy. 36:16.42 mikebledsoe We can get. We can get more of them. They're easy disposable. 36:24.15 Max Shank So it's all Ah, it's all related to what you can produce I mean the reason that fellasas get mansions and Ferraris isn't to like impress their other guy friends. It's to show that they ah deserve a good lady and that they can be a protector and that they're alpha yeah that they're alpha. 36:31.86 mikebledsoe No no. 36:38.24 mikebledsoe Produce and protect. Yeah. 36:43.79 Max Shank In some way, right? It used to be like oh who's the really the really big man who has like a really big stick and can club a mammoth I don't know what it was really like probably something like that and now and now it's more like. Who's the guy with the mx black card that guy can that guy can do anything kind of back to our that adds like 5 inches to your penis size. Are you kidding me and it goes back to our phrase of beggars can't be choosers but Buyers can. 37:03.90 mikebledsoe Like you whip it out slap down the counter hear. It thud the yeah at least? yeah. 37:21.61 Max Shank I Mean that's ah, that's a blank Check you can have anything you want in that life and most of the problems that you might be concerned about that. Keep you in that lizard brain immediate decision making. Kind of evaporate you know money doesn't solve everything. Certainly there are lots of problems that a money doesn't solve but some of them it solves instantly like some some some real problems like I've been I've been very broke well look I've been. 37:42.95 mikebledsoe Yeah, well most the problems that people who don't have it are are experiencing. 37:53.61 Max Shank Very broke. Ah, and I've been not broke and the second 1 is way way way better like it. It didn't solve every problem I have but it's way better. So I think um, as ah as a man, there's a. 37:59.42 mikebledsoe Way better. Oh. 38:13.10 Max Shank There's a certain reality to the fact that we don't have an intrinsic value. It's just what we can produce so a lot of people just blindly chase that goal because that's that's what they've Seen. You know that's the current mythology if you're a rich guy hey great and if you're a poor guy good luck. Good luck finding a lady I think that's what made that book fifty shades of gray work out so well because the guy was really rich if it was like ah a fry cook at Mcdonald's like beating some lady in his mom's basement I don't think it would like sell any copies at all. 38:50.46 mikebledsoe Um, ah so True. Um I I was reading a book on relationships and they made a really solid point which is men are judged on ah their success. Basically their financial success. And women are judged on their beauty and if if women if you know sometimes women talk about you know it's not fair this and that it's not fair for guys either like like if how what percentage of guys are really wealthy. You know, probably about his. 39:19.86 Max Shank Oh. 39:27.21 mikebledsoe The the same percentage of women who are really beautiful and you know women get to enjoy the the results of their beauty at a young age and men get to ah experience the success later in the game. So It's you know. Like a woman who's passed her prime. It's like well you did have a prime and maybe this guy's just not there yet. So It is I mean this is just exactly why there's a lot of older men dating younger women but not a lot of older women dating younger men. It just doesn't make sense. 39:59.22 Max Shank I was just thinking about that and isn't it funny to see who gets really pissed off by those relationships I think hey look I mean if that 20 year old lady wants that guy for his money and he wants her for her looks then they deserve each other. 40:05.79 mikebledsoe Yeah I. 40:17.41 mikebledsoe Perfect match. Yeah I watch people get upset about other people's relationships like man how she treats him or how he treats her or how they are together I'm like yeah the perfect match. What do you expect like. 40:17.79 Max Shank I Mean what the heck's wrong with that that they they they know what they're getting into. 40:32.80 Max Shank It's probably just virtue signaling right? is probably just hoping that their ah faux outrage can attract the ah attention of someone on their level right? Oh yeah, I'm I'm upset by that too. How could that. 40:43.50 mikebledsoe So that's right? Um, um, um, not only yeah, we're both better than them. Yeah, it's crazy why I well and I think there's going back I Want to go back to like the the beginning beginning. Um. 40:48.89 Max Shank Oil tycoon marry that stripper I was like you don't get it. 41:02.72 mikebledsoe And talk about people doing shit that they really don't want to do like if you really want to be productive and effective in the ways that you want to be most of the time you got to do things differently than the way you're doing them now and breaking those patterns can be really really difficult. Um, are you familiar with the four tendencies. There's a personality test. 41:21.48 Max Shank No I think I have a few more tendencies in that but I can't discuss them on the podcast. 41:27.80 mikebledsoe Yeah, it basically breaks it down into like there's really good information for coaches to know the four tendencies 1 of my 1 of my coaches actually put together presentation. Um, and which is living inside my little academy but ah. The idea is there are four tendencies that are made above 2 different attributes. 1 is I either. Ah want to meet the expectations of those outside of myself or I want to meet the expectations inside like that I have for myself. And then there's the rebellious piece which is like I reject the expectations of people outside of myself and I reject that inside of myself. So someone who is meeting the expectations externally and internally would be called I think it's an upholder and this person tends to be very effective is. 42:14.26 Max Shank Flow. 42:21.61 Max Shank No doubt. 42:23.35 mikebledsoe They're meeting the expectations of the world and they have high expectations of themselves and they're always doing that they seem very orderly. They they follow the rules um and they don't need accountability. They're just they're accountable. Yeah, you can count on them and then you have you know the questioner. 42:32.20 Max Shank Accountable, No no, they are accountable like you can count on them like they'll get it done. 42:42.40 mikebledsoe And someone who Upholds their own but they they need a good reason if it's coming from outside you know if if they just they're gonna ask a lot of questions this and that and then there's ah, there's the person who ah will ah how it's a. 42:48.30 Max Shank Her. 43:00.81 mikebledsoe The obliger and this is the person who won't hold that their own expectations. They'll break their own expectations but they will definitely meet the expectations of the others. Yeah, and then there's the rebel who rejects the expectations internally and externally. 43:08.88 Max Shank So it's like a matrix. Basically. 43:18.42 Max Shank Um, I've been there. 43:20.41 mikebledsoe And so ah so I ah you know I I don't think that like you're all the way 1 or another but I took the test and I fall heavily into the the rebellious side like rebellious maybe a little bit of questioning. Yeah yeah, so. 43:33.71 Max Shank No, do you I'm shocked by that. 43:39.46 mikebledsoe Ah, oh what's funny is I've been frustrated my the majority of my life have been frustrated and that I'll set goals and then just ah, my lack of consistency ah with with certain things. Some things I can be very consistent with other things I haven't. So ah, that's something that's plagued me my whole life and actually to me. It's a blessing because if I can figure out how to be productive and get things done I can teach anyone how to do it because the the Rebel the Rebel Ah really? Ah. What motivates a rebel is that they are experiencing choice. They need to think at least perceive that they have a choice from moment to moment and what they're gonna do right? and so because I have this tendency to ah. I I value choice over accountability or meeting expectations. Um, if I really want something I set up structures in my life to where I make the choices they're going to get me there. Easy. So I I yeah. 44:47.25 Max Shank Um, probably makes you an excellent coach. 44:55.13 mikebledsoe Yeah, so like I I know how to create structure for my own life in a way that guides me towards where I want to go for someone who has no interest in impressing other people or even myself and really is much more likely to just do things that feel good in the moment. Ah, and so there's It's like ah it's been a constant battle my whole life and as I've gotten older I've gotten very skilled at like if you walk into my home. You can you like you will immediately know this home is different. This home is made to you know I want to be healthy. So like there's. I've got a couple chairs but it's mostly floor seating. There's I make sure there's always fresh spring water available I have my gym space. That's always like like it's made for me to work work out and eat healthy like I have every. Piece of culinary tool that I need to to make a good meal I have yeah I have ah I have a grocery service that delivers food every week and I and I have ah have ah a software that I basically work off all the time. 45:58.80 Max Shank It's like a trail of breadcrumbs that leads you to doing the right thing. 46:12.89 mikebledsoe And I click ah when it's time for me to order the groceries it pops up I go in there I select the groceries takes me five minutes and then it automatically gets shipped I don't I don't have to hit the order button ever. So there's all these things these structures and these conditions I put in place that. 46:24.48 Max Shank Um, and. 46:32.83 mikebledsoe Really caused me to go that Direction. So Ah so what I found for myself. The other thing I have to do that that I don't think many other people do do is really set up a vision for my own life that that I. Um, excited about enough to create those structures to go through all the hassle knowing that you know I'm not going to feel like it tomorrow to do something I have to have to be very good with my planning and I find that I don't want to plan as much as. 46:51.91 Max Shank Ah. 47:11.50 mikebledsoe As much as a lot of other people want to plan but I I get a lot of benefit out of it. So if I if I practice willpower in any area. It's it's in the planning phase of things. 47:20.30 Max Shank Well your your brain and body adapt. So I think it sort of ties back into what we were talking about before is like what patterns did you develop at a very young age and recognizing. That you have the ability to change those patterns. It'll be more difficult if they're already ingrained. No question but it's possible. You know if you understand I mean you don't have to understand how neuroplasticity works you just need to understand that. Neuroplasticity works like I don't really know how it works I know your brain makes new connections and you know what is rewarded is repeated. But yeah, it um, makes me think back to productivity. And what you said about the groceries is a big part of it so productive isn't just how much um, what's the product of your effort It's also how can you say no to more things that you have more effort available because I always bring it. I feel like a broken record because every thing comes back to opportunity cost you know and whatever you're doing the cost of doing that is everything else. You could be doing and that is a crazy crazy reality when you think about it you know like. 48:35.66 mikebledsoe Now. 48:45.82 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 48:52.10 Max Shank I'm gonna go hang out with this person I don't really like that much. What? why what? you you could like be talking to a loved 1 or you could just be like going for a walk like you don't have to do that and so that's what I'm best at that is like totally my superpower. Is just to be like so comfortable saying no to things that I don't really want to do like I remember my my my good friend brian and if he listens to this will be so Funny. He's like I'm having this party and I was like oh who's gonna be there and he listed off like a bunch of people and was like I don't really like them that much but if you want to go get lunch next week I'm um happy to go do that and that ability has saved me so much mental space because you know once again opportunity cost like is the is the juice worth the squeeze essentially and I think that's the first thing that i. End up working with my coaching clients on when it's more like lifestyle and business related is how to draw better boundaries so that you just have more ah clear mental space for the things that are actually important because anytime you say no. You're saying yes to something Better. You're giving yourself the ability to say yes to something better and I think I mean I really think the power of no is like the most important superpower. 50:10.32 mikebledsoe Yeah, um. 50:21.87 mikebledsoe Absolutely I mean there's you know there's a few different cliche terms out there is like you got to say yes to things. There's a lot of things I had to say yes to and then I'd learn how to say no I to say yes to things that were scary to do. 50:34.90 Max Shank Um, who right. 50:40.17 mikebledsoe Yes, so things have scared me but also no to the things that that are pulling me away from it and yeah, there's so many people have people pleasing tendencies My my ex had it heavy people pleasing tendency and. 50:51.41 Max Shank Oh My God My. Ah, right. 50:59.90 mikebledsoe It was it. It really was ends up being very harmful. Yeah. 51:03.46 Max Shank Yeah, stressful and I think a lot of people have that. Um you know Jordan peterson talks about how agreeability is usually a disadvantage when it comes to business and then my friend. 51:17.53 mikebledsoe If you're agreeable, you make less money. You're not going to negotiate that ah that salary. 51:21.48 Max Shank Who isn't right? You're just oh yeah, that's fine. This is is okay and what's interesting is my friend who went into the air force Academy they were doing this class on negotiation with this lawyer and 1 of their assignments was to go around and ask for free stuff. And see how difficult it was for people to say no like you just go to Jamba Juice and like hey can I have a free smoothie and the guy's like what I I don't think we can do that How about just a little 1 Okay, it's like wait. What like all you have to do is ask. 51:42.31 mikebledsoe Me. 51:56.83 mikebledsoe I hate. 51:59.70 Max Shank Crazy and it's It's true for so many things that um, you know people were so emotional like our superpowers are talking walking and being emotional. That's what human beings are better at than the other animals. Really so we're. We're deeply and we're not good at much other stuff. Ah, we're not ah, we're so aware most people of the feeling of rejection like we don't want to reject other people. We don't want other people to reject us and if you can get over that you. Will be successful because you will put out a lot of offers and it's way better to get half a percent of people to say yes, if you ask a million people than it is to get 1 hundred percent of people to say yes, if you only ask 5 and those four knows just Like. Daggers in your heart that make you question whether you're even good at anything so that ability to to ask without fearing rejection and also reject without thinking like oh oh you said no to me? Well I hate you. It's like oh okay, like. 53:15.25 mikebledsoe Ah, sounds childish I went through a phase I went through a phase in my early twenty s where I I intentionally I'm not saying this is a good idea folks I went through a phase where I intentionally used pickup lines that would get me shot down at the bar. 53:16.66 Max Shank Stupid. Yeah. 53:31.69 Max Shank Ah. 53:33.75 mikebledsoe I'd walk out to a woman and then I would say something like how do you like your eggs in the morning she goes what so scrambled to fertilized and or something like that which pretty much would invite a slap. You know, not just a rejection but you know like ah, an f you. So ah, it was it was. 53:57.37 Max Shank Although I think that's a good filter too because someone who's likely to lay down with you would probably find that funny. 54:05.95 mikebledsoe That's also true. That's also true. Ah, but ah huh go dirty early? Yeah yeah I mean the my my current girlfriend on my my bump. Um. 54:07.83 Max Shank Go dirty early if you're if you're talking to late and if you're talking to ladies. This could get so dark So fast. 54:21.80 mikebledsoe My bumble account. Yeah, my bumble account with my current girlfriend now just to give you some some context psychotherapist from the Bay right? So you're probably this is this is probably someone who's got like very indoctrinated with feminist ideas. So I'm not I'm not saying femin feminism's good or bad or anything like that I'm just saying that. Ah someone who is hyper feminist and does not have a sense of Humor. It will not enjoy me and in the the first part of my bumble account. Ah, it says. I just want a good woman to be able cook me dinner and give me a massage and then that was the headline and then it goes down and then I get into more like what I actually want um because I do want those things too I do want those things but ah, but it was funny is because we talked about it and she like gave an eye roll. 55:04.20 Max Shank None. Wait You don't want those things who doesn't want those things. 55:19.37 mikebledsoe Over it. But as more time goes on. She's realizing that she actually did want it. You know subconsciously and so ah, you know, being with a guy who's actually very masculine is is new for her and allows her to be feminine and that actually feels really nice. 55:32.32 Max Shank Ah. 55:38.14 Max Shank Could do a whole thing on that we could do a whole thing on that I mean I think right now. Yeah, maybe next show is like the feminization of men and the masculinization of women think that's ah, probably making life really hard for a lot of people. 55:38.59 mikebledsoe But ah, but there was a filter. Yeah, maybe next show. 55:50.54 mikebledsoe Um, well I Well I think it's a natural progression so we'll we'll talk about this next show. But I I think there's ah you know life is not all unicorns and butterflies and having this. 55:58.46 Max Shank Um, yeah. 56:10.52 mikebledsoe Reversal of of roles is is definitely part of our evolution but there's a lesson to be learned from it and there there is a continuation beyond that we'll talk about that. But um, yeah, it definitely I don't know what I was talking about now. But. 56:28.12 Max Shank We're talking about saying yes to things and no to other things. 56:30.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, but ah, creating creating filter I got used to getting shot down. So then I could I got really good at creating a filter and knowing that by by filtering out 99 percent that 1 percent was gonna be fucking super sweet and. 56:34.82 Max Shank Ah, yeah. 56:45.92 Max Shank Yeah, you build up the no callous Also like you get comfortable just being told. No. 56:50.88 mikebledsoe Yeah, so I would ask way more girls out than the average guy because I was just like I get shot down like okay I've been shot down like a Hundred times. No big deal. 56:56.54 Max Shank And you'll but I mean just think of what a disadvantage you're at if you are in a scarcity mindset when it comes to relationships I mean look if you choose a mate just based on looks. And you have a scarcity mindset so you don't ask out a lot of people. What are the odds that that relationship is going to be good. Are you kidding me like you you are going to have your life ruined because you're going to feel like I mean that's 1 of the that's 1 of the biggest decisions in your life. 57:20.88 mikebledsoe Yeah. 57:32.81 Max Shank You're telling me, you're going to date 1 person cling to them like hell because you're afraid to ask somebody else and you're going to choose them just based on their outward appearance via some like optic trick like are you the the chance that you're going to have like oh my god like. 57:44.67 mikebledsoe Man I've seen so I've seen that play out so many times. 57:52.46 Max Shank It's the worst way to choose a mate from a scarcity mindset and just based on like the visual trickery of what they can do with ah a makeup box and if they I mean who knows like it's just ridiculous I'm saying this I'm saying this knowing by the way. 58:04.92 mikebledsoe Oh man. 58:11.59 Max Shank That the lower levels of my brain. It's like ah a retarded monkey in a banana factory like I can't think from 1 second to the next. 58:22.00 mikebledsoe No I'm making a note for next week so that we know what to talk about um because I do feel like we're complete on this productivity front now that we're talking about how to choose how to choose a mate. 58:35.47 Max Shank Now The question is was this podcast productive and here's how we can tell if the podcast made listeners take an action that brings them closer to what they want. Then it was a productive podcast but that's not the only reason I'm doing this podcast I Also really enjoy our conversations. 59:00.22 mikebledsoe Yeah, that was the every time we got on the phone we we well I thought I'm about you but I thought this should be recorded I think people would really enjoy this. Um and I was hanging on my buddy Josh has last or yesterday and he was asking me about you know. 59:09.99 Max Shank Um, yeah, same. 59:19.66 mikebledsoe Are you gonna podcast I'm like oh I'm podcasting I'm recording with Ma Shank I've been posting them over on my channel but I haven't I We haven't made the the move yet I feel like where we're out with the show is like like figuring out. Flow of it a bit and I I imagine we're going to start circling a theme which I'm not I don't see a clear theme yet. But I think we'll circle a theme that's going to make sense people know what to expect when they show up. 59:50.51 Max Shank I mean I think the theme is pretty clear you and I are doing a mind meld to basically discuss how to avoid traps and how to find treasure and it encompasses your physical ability your relationships. Your um, psychological resolve and ability to evaluate your situation I mean ah you make better decisions and I'm also really funny. 01:00:17.41 mikebledsoe What's the what's the benefit people get from listening to this. 01:00:26.70 mikebledsoe Ah, ah, ah, better decisions I think there's a better way I I'm thinking about a marketing from a marketing perspective. We want people to see the name and go oh I gotta listen to that podcast. What's the benefit people are giving. That's what we got to figure out folks. Please. 01:00:37.95 Max Shank Ah. 01:00:43.49 mikebledsoe Shoot me a dm let me know I just put it I haven've been posting on the bletzout show since last November so I just started posting him up there. It's it looks like it's getting downloads I've got yeah I've got it up there under the bloodzo show. But I don't yeah. 01:00:43.90 Max Shank Where are you posting these by the way. 01:00:51.50 Max Shank Oh really do we get any feedback is it still called the blood social. 01:01:03.41 mikebledsoe Um, there's I would have to start a whole another account and submit it to oh well, we should just all ah send you over the links I'll send you over the ah the. 01:01:05.47 Max Shank We could put them on. We could put them on mine too I have a max shank show. 01:01:15.95 Max Shank Yeah, we could try that out that'd be fun I Think for some reason I'm also I'm way dirtier on these than I normally am like I usually am like oh I'm going to try not to curse and then I'm thinking Oh Mike's audience these people are degenerates just like me. So. 01:01:21.93 mikebledsoe Files. 01:01:30.32 mikebledsoe Bunch of animals. Yeah I I I ran the name deviant dialogue by my girlfriend and for the name of the show. She was like no she says it's too dark. Oh. 01:01:33.91 Max Shank Bunch of animals. 01:01:43.97 Max Shank No, it's not good. Yeah. 01:01:50.48 mikebledsoe She's like yeah people are gonna think deviant and they're gonna think devil and I was like oh shit. Okay I didn't think about that. 01:01:53.42 Max Shank No, it's not actually a good name for a show but I mean it it does come back around to like how to coach yourself. Basically. 01:02:05.26 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:02:07.83 Max Shank I Don't know we'll think of something it doesn't have to be Maybe that's the last lesson for productivity is it doesn't have to be perfect for you to launch it out there like a lot of a lot of stuff I've done it evolved into something good. 01:02:18.31 mikebledsoe That's true. Well, it's technically going out imperfectly it. It's being put out imperfectly. It's it doesn't even have a name and so I'm just throwing it up on a channel and and. 01:02:25.92 Max Shank But that. 01:02:31.97 Max Shank That's great. 01:02:33.67 mikebledsoe Maybe some people are listening to it I mean it's getting downloads I know that but who knows yeah and more downloads as I post more which makes me think that it's doing something but I've yet to get any feedback being like oh I started listening your show I Love it imit. Well we'll see what happens all right. 01:02:37.89 Max Shank That's pretty cool. 01:02:46.82 Max Shank Um, ah I like it until next week that's been some good planning for both of us. Ah, that's been some good planning for most both of us. We just have a monthly. 01:02:53.61 mikebledsoe Wrap this bad boy up Yeah, tell me where they can find you huh what? a weekly a weekly appointments in my calendar. It's easy. 01:03:04.82 Max Shank Ah, monthly appointment where we sit down and talk how well has that worked. Yeah, that's what I'm saying it's great. Did I say monthly I meant weekly I don't have a lot of appointments. 01:03:13.57 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, all right? Where can people find you no. 01:03:20.53 Max Shank ah ah I'm hard to find maxshank dot com or at Maxank anywhere else. 01:03:27.10 mikebledsoe So off I mean at mike underscore blood so on Instagram and the strong coach if you're looking to give me money all right? Thanks for joining us today. Yes. 01:03:37.32 Max Shank Have a productive week
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Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I am Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This week and next we will have two poetry supplements. After talking about one of the worst romances in literature- we will switch to one of literature's greatest love stories- the romance of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning- although you would never guess it after reading the poem we are doing today- My Last Duchess- a very twisted poem. You know, Christy, now that I think about it, there's not really a lot of great love stories that we've read. So many of them end poorly- Romeo and Juliet comes to mind- but even the real life stories aren't all that awesome. I can't say I'm all that impressed with the love story of Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley. No, I should think not. I wouldn't think Petrarch or Lauuuura define true love either- although Petrarch sure got a lot of mileage out of their non-relationship. No, Hester and Dimmesdale didn't end well. Or William Butler Yeats and Maud Gonne Now that you mention it, whether we're talking about characters or writers- there's quite a bit of tragedy involved. You're right- but of course, doesn't great love tragedies produce great art- look no farther than the new hit song by Selena Gomez about her disasterous relationship with Justin Bieber. “Lose You to Love Me” debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 23 weeks- hittint it number one. And it was number 1 on Itunes as well. Of course, Justin Bieber has milked that relationship or should I say, all of their break ups over the years, as well. Well, xometimes things do go right- there's hope for the Noras and Torvalds out there. HA! So, let's introduce at least one love story that went right…Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Except, if you want to know the love-story part, you'll have to stick around for one more episode. We're going to start with this episode by discussing Robert Browning and his most nefarious villiian in “My Last Duchess” and then we'll look at Elizabeth and her infectious love sonnets- and that's when we'll get into their personal story. Great, so Robert Browning, what I find unusual about Robert Browning is that there is nothing unusual about Robert Browning. I'm so used to all of these British poets and their colorful lives, but he's kind of a non-scandalous person, well- if you don't count the part about his elopement with Elizabeth, of course. Indeed, and that is just how he liked it- perhaps a man of his time. Let me back us by introducing him as part of the Victorian Age- that glorious period of English history where Britain held the position of world leadership- I guess somewhat like we think of as belonging to the United States today. Just for clarification- The Victorian period is considered somewhere around 1837-1900. Oh yes- I should have said that. Not talking about literature, Garry, what stands out about this period of time. Well, there's a lot- it was an incredible period and Queen Victoria was incredibly popular. When you say Victorian England, a lot comes to mind- both good and bad- but the first thing that comes to my mind, and please bear in mind that I'm American, so there's the disclaimer- we're always talking about impressions from this side of the Atlantic, but the first thing that comes to mind is just the incredible amount of material progress- there was unequaled production of goods- England was well on the front end of the Industrial Revolution. There was a lot of innovation, a growing middle class- but then again on the flip side- with that there's all the social problems that go with material progress. Things that we think of Charles Dickens writing novels about- street children, dirty pollution from coal- the sort of things we've talking about in other episodes like when we talked about where the Bronte sisters grew up or William Blake's Chimney Sweepers- and these problems are the things that lots of people but specifically a lot of writers were concerned about and commenting on. John Ruskin famously said, “that the real test of a community is not how much wealth it is producing but what kind of people it is producing” and of course he's right about that. It was something that would take years to sort out- finding the moral balance between production and exploitation- something every society wrestles with and always will. Well, the Brownings, surprisingly, weren't really a part of that protest movement, to be honest- and the reason I say that is because for a big chunk of time, in fact, their entire married life, they lived in Italy. Didn't Ibsen live in Italy, and Keats lived in Italy- Italy seems to be responsible for a lot of great English language writing. Ironically, that's true. Well, getting to the Brownings, Robert Browning grew up in Camberwell, at the time, a suburb of London. He was the only son of a fairly affluent family. He was the product private tutoring, world travel, and a lot of what today we would call privilege. None of this made him a famous poet though. It wasn't for lack of trying. I was impressed to see how supportive his family was to the point of paying for his work to get published. I was also impressed by how bumpy his start was. It seems his work was not well-received initially, and in fact was met with a bit of mean-spirited extremely embarrassing criticism. John Stuart Mill said that Browning was parading and I quote a “morbid state” of self-worship after he published his first poem named “Pauline” when he was 21. Yeah- that seems meat to me, and maybe would have wiped me out too, but in his case, Browning reacted to those criticisms of his early work in a positive kind of way. I find it clever, actually, and this stylistic change altered the course of his career. He swore off confessional writing- the kind that'spersonal- and instead modified from the kind of writing he had done in the poem “Pauline” and turned to what today, he is has become famous for- the dramatic monologue. Exactly- now Christy, I think we've mentioned these before, but what is a dramatic monologue and more importantly, why should we care? Thank you for asking exactly the question I wanted to answer! Ha! It's like you didn't ask me to ask you. Well, there is that- hahaha- anyway, let me start by saying that the reason most people don't like poetry in general is because they think it doesn't make a lot of sense. It doesn't SAY anything. And I realize, we high school English teachers, likely share part of the blame for this dislike of the genre. More than one teacher, myself included I'm sure, have droned on and on about things that are fairly boring. I remember a few years ago, and this is a tangent, but it's stayed with me. Anyway, it was a junior English class and I started the class by saying something like, “Today, students, we are going to explore some of the key features of American Romanticism and then some of the greatest hits”- to which a kid from the back row rapid fire responded- with “And that is why I got up and came to school this morning”. It made me laugh because this particular boy, an athlete, could not think of an introduction to anything more boring than what I had just described…although, in fairness, American Romanticism is NOT boring…but I digress. Ha!! I'm sure you changed his mind about the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. Well, of course I did. HA! But where I'm heading is that- when we think of poietry as being boring. We often are thinking about confessionals – people whining about their lives, their loves, getting in their feelings for the wrongs life has brought upon them- that sort of thing. For most of us- that is not the purpose of reading. We think of writing as a form of communicating information, and reading as a form of gathering information. The problem with a poem is that it has no information. And so the natural reaction to it is the very honest question- why am I reading this? But we shouldn't read poetry like we would read an article on Snap Chap or a newspaper editorial. Instead, we should judge it with a very intuitive criteria- did I learn something, did it make me laugh or cry, was it unexpected, did it change my mind? That sort of thing? But isn't learning or gathering information a large part of what writing is about? Well, of course that's true- but it isn't a very good way to read poetry because if you do it that way you just can't enjoy it- what makes great poetry is not the transmission of information at all. What makes great poetry is the exact same thing as what makes great plays or great novels or great music- they voice ideas about the world- they spotlight things we experience, things we've seen but have not articulated, things we've noticed but have not thought. Great poems are not about the poet at all- they are about us- the reader. They are about our experiences in the world- they are about understanding the people and the emotions that populate our world. And then we are no longer alone in our world- even from 100 years ago, there was a guy who knows somebody like I know. And Robert Browning did this sort of thing extremely well. And I want to explain how all of this works. Sounds good. One thing we have to always keep in our minds about a poem is that the speaker is not the author. In other words the poem may be in the first person, but that doesn't mean we are to understand that the speaker is writing about himself. Example, a poem may say “I love chopped onions” and the poet actually hates them, but the speaker of the poem can say I love chopped onions because this speaker is his own separate character totally apart from the poet. And in this world that has been created, the speaker likes chopped onions. This is, of course, true for plays as well, we know that Nora is not Ibsen , nor is Torvald. But when we read poetry, we slip into the habit of thinking the poet is writing about his or her own life- that it's ocnfessional. And although, that's sometimes true, and it was true for the poems we're going to read by Elizabeth next- it's not necessarily true- in fact, I would argue- it's mostly not true. So, that brings us to dramatic monologues. In the dramatic monologue, especially Browning's, it is extremely apparent that the speaker is NOT the poet. Browning wants to make it very clear he is not using dramatic monologues as a masking technique to talk about himself. Instead, he uses this poem, My Last Duchess, to explore something really twisted in humanity- and although, I doubt many of us know a guy as twisted as this guy from this poem- he doesn't sound unrelatable. As we read the monologue, Browning pushes forth a really aggressive commentary on how people treat each other, but he does it with a sort of ironic detachment. He can entertain us as well as comment on how humans behave towards each other because he's not talking at all. He will allow the twisted character to just talk and through this guy's, own confessions, he tell us information about himself, his view of the world, his behaviors and from there we are enabled to actually judge for ourselves how nuts this guy is, and then we can extrapolate people we may have met who are kind of like this, or maybe even really like this. Well, I have to say, as a student of psychology, My Last Duschess, is one of the more psychologically twisted characters and fascinating characters I've read about since we've started this podcast. The inordinate level of hubris Browning expresses through this duke makes most egomaniacs we know look small time. True- but although none of us go to dinner parties expecting to see pictures of dead wives behind curtains, we may know someone we also find to have an absurd level of vanity disproportionate to their accomplishments or essence- that hints at this level of hubris. That to me is how this poem connects to A Doll's House, Torvald Helmer, but in his middle class suburban way expresses this unusual degree of possessiveness that we see blown up in a Renaissance setting. Torvald doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would murder his wife, but he most certainly has reduced her to a work of art, a treasure- something comparable to a portrait on a wall to be brought out and admired, but then put back on the shelf- that portrait better not exercise any sort of will of her own- and if she knows what's best- try to stay mostly quiet and unsmiling towards strangers. So, in case, you are unfamiliar with the poem and I've confused you, let me introduce you to the speaker of Browning's poem. The speaker in this poem is an Renaissance Italian Duke- a extremely wealthy man, who's pedigree includes a 900 year old name. Garry, was the guy in the poem a real person or totally something Browning made up entirely in his head. Interesting you should ask that because as you know, I've always thought that writers write from their experience or what they know- but in the case of this particular poem- if this is an actual person- I'm not really sure we can say that it is. We do know that Browning was well traveled and in 1838 spent two months in Northern Italy studying Italian history and legends. This poem seems to be set somewhere in that area- there's a lot of scholarship to say maybe the town of Ferrara which, for those of us less familiar with Northern Italy, think of it as North of Florence but South of Verona or Venice. This may or may not be the right town or the right Duke, but it's an interesting hypothesis that the Duchess in the story could be Lucrezia, Cosimo de Medici's younger daughter who was married to Alfonso of the Este family. She supposedly died of tuberculosis, but Alfonso showed no interest in her as a wife- to the point that he left three days after their wedding in Florence without his new bride for France. He didn't even see Lucretia for the next two years. When he did come back to Ferrara, he sent for his wife, she moved to Ferrara and a year later, barely 17 was found dead. It could have been tuberculosis, it could have been poisoning, we all know the Renaissance is famous for a disproportionate share of people being poisoned to death including a few members of the DE Medici family, and of course, Catherine de Medici was famous herself for poisoning people. I saw that in the tv series, Reign. Well, getting back to our Duke, what about this Duke from Ferraro, Alfonso the Second, what kind of guy he- does he match the profile of someone who might poison his wife? That's a good question. It seems he was something of a jerk. Historians, and let me quote one, called him an “immoderately arrogant and conceited, and prided himself beyond measure upon his bravery, intelligence, and ancient descent. With all that he was vengeful and ever ready to pursue a feud.” So, there you have that commentary, it seems a possibility- but of course, as we will see as we read the poem, Christy, are we even sure the Duke in the Last Duchess murders his wife? Renaissance murderers were kind of mysterious like that- you just never knew. I guess so, before we get out of the history part and start reading the poem, let me ask one more question. In this poem, the Duke keeps a portrait of his murdered wife behind a curtain so he can admire her and show her off when he wants to, is there a portrait of Lucrecia that we know of today that might have inspired this poem? Or is there a painter called Fra Pandolf- the name of the painter in the poem? Do we know of any emissaries that would have been representing the would be the next duchess- the one to follow the Last Duchess? Is there any historical evidence based on the clues from the poem that any of the other characters were real people? Well yes and no- the first hurdle in definitely declaring this poem to be about Lucretia de Medici- is that There is no such painting that we know of, and there is no such famous painter as Frau Pandolf. But, if we just assume that there might have been but it's just gone to history, and we work on the assumption that the Last Duchess is Lucrezia de medici, that means the second wife would have to be Barbara of Austria. There's a long story there, their marriage only lasted 8 years before she died. She was most famous for her work with destitute young girls and even founded a house for them. After she died, Alfonso married a third time, this time to Margherita, the 15 year old niece of his wife Barbara of Austria. Well, whether this is the guy or not, he does seem to be creepy enough to fit the bill. I think so. And honestly, it doesn't matter. This stuff is just interesting stuff to discuss at Trivia night. I agree, I've read enough Machiavelli to know that the Renaissance boys were not above poisoning people for most anything- and that isn't even the point. Browning doesn't tell us who it is maybe because it's a composite of a couple of people, maybe it's because it's a totally made up person, but I think because in a more important sense, this is metaphorical- this Duke is a metaphor of a familiar ego- one a reader of Ibsen might latched on to, one we can all latch on to. And yes, this is a poem about objectifying women again, and this is why we chose to feature it this week, but honestly, if you think about it= the metaphor of the ultimate egoist s person so stupid and delusional that he sees himself as the Neptune in his world is not far fetched. Ah- no- I'd say- look no farther than a twitter feed. Shall we read, Christy- as this is a dramatic monologue- to what degree should we bring a dramatic reading to the text. I think we should bring a very dramatic reading to it. Do you want to give it a go. Let's read break it up, and then we can put it all back together and see if we can understand it. Sure, let me read it…. Okay, there's a lot to say, but I want to break everything down so that the poem can be fun- and it is fun. The way to read poems, and I know I've said this before, and not just me, but everyone, is read them slowly. It's about enjoying the details. It's not about rushing to the end, so let's do that… That's my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. Sentence one- we are to see that the duchess is painted on the wall- we'll understand in a minute that that's probably a fresco, but that doesn't necessarily matter. She looks as if she were alive, implying she's dead. We also know that the belonged to the Duke- it's his duchess and we know it's the last one whe had. We should also be alarmed that the tone here is quite detached. Garry, I hope if something bad happens to me, you don't talk about me like this. There is no tenderness here- there's pride, perhaps, but no tenderness. Let's keep going…. I call That piece a wonder, now; Fra Pandolf's hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will't please you sit and look at her? Sentence 2- 3The piece is a wonder- not the woman- again-the PIECE is the wonder- be it the paitning or the woman- it's all very detached. But we also are told that she was painted by Fra Pandolf- Garry, you said we don't know anything about this guy for sure, but is there any historical context that could give us some help in understanding subtext here. Well, Fra- is short for Friar- this is a catholic monk or priest. That tells us that there is NO sexual hanky panky going on. Friar's take vows of chastity, and although we know there were those that broke them, there were more that didn't and we should presume that here as well. Also, he worked busily a day- may imply that this IS a fresco. Fresco paintings had to be done in one day, like with Michelangelo and the Sistine chapel because when the plaster dries youre done. But the nice thing about them is that once they do dry, they last forever. If you wanted beauty to never die- a fresco would be the way to go. And notice this rhetorical question- whoever the Duke is talking to is basically being told to sit and admire the last Duchess. We will soon find out that this guy is the emissary for the new Duchess, so in a sense, it is not appropriate to sit and stare at the last Mrs. So, we have to wonder, why does he insist on this? This next sentence is really very long and difficult to understand. I said “Fra Pandolf” by design, for never read Strangers like you that pictured countenance, The depth and passion of its earnest glance, But to myself they turned (since none puts by The curtain I have drawn for you, but I) But to myself they turned (since none puts by The curtain I have drawn for you, but I) And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst, How such a glance came there; so, not the first Are you to turn and ask thus. This sentence takes a couple of rereads to just make sense of it- but let me put it in my words. Basocially, he's saying that Fra Pandolf- on purpose- captured a very specific facial expression in the face of his ex-wife. She had this certain deep and passionate smile- the way he's suggesting here- it's almost a sexy smile- and- according to this duke, he imagines that the guy he's talking to is like everyone else in the world and everyone else in the world- when they see this painting want to ask him, although they don't dare because this duke is just that intimidating- they want to ask him who she's looking at to give such a sexy glance. And then he is just going to tell this guy- who did not ask that question or even ask to see this painting- who exactly his wife was looking at when she gave this sexy smile. And notice that the way he phrases it almost suggests the last duchess was perhaps cheating on him. Sir, 'twas not Her husband's presence only, called that spot Of joy into the Duchess' cheek; perhaps Fra Pandolf chanced to say, “Her mantle laps Over my lady's wrist too much,” or “Paint Must never hope to reproduce the faint Half-flush that dies along her throat.” He says, it wasn't just my presence that gave her that sexy smile. Maybe even Fra Pandolf happened to suggest that she reveal a little more skin- implying maybe she liked to show a little more skin- a little more wrist. He goes on to say that paint couldn't possibly reproduce her half-flush. All of this is pseudo sexual language that ends with death threat along the throat. Let me interject something here that caught my eye- the way he talks to the guy he's talking to is very condescending. He makes him sit down. He uses the term “sir” and “you” instead of “thee or thou” that would have been more appropriate between men of equal station of the time period. He is talking down to this guy for whatever reason. Look at these next two sentences- Such stuff Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough For calling up that spot of joy. She had A heart—how shall I say?— too soon made glad, Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. He's going on and on about this sexy smile. But here he again implies she's permiscuous. He uses the word “stuff”- that is a very vague term which we use euphemistically for things we don't want to say outloud. Then he says this, “she had a heart- how shall I say?- too soon made glad” that phrase- how shall I say is set off with dashes. This duke is stopping as if he can't quite find the right word to describe the behavior for his wife- how shall I say- he's looking for that word and the words he comes up with are “too soon made glad”- or she gets happy to easily- again implying almost less subtly that she flirts inappropriately. Just the very idea that he wants to pretend that he has to find the right word- he's been rattling on and on in perfect iambic pentameter for a good 22 lines with no need to even have any dash at all- much less a problem with coming up with the right words. In fact, he has already told us he shows off this picture many times apparently to a bunch of people who look at that sexy smile and wonder who she's smiling at. He will continue to imply that his wife was a slut with even more euphemisms. Read the next two sentences. Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. Sir, 'twas all one! That last sentence, is a telegraphic sentence- that means it's very short for the purpose of highlighting a very important idea. She looked everywhere and with that same dang sexy smile. It's clear by this point he hated that. My favour at her breast, The dropping of the daylight in the West, The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule She rode with round the terrace—all and each Would draw from her alike the approving speech, Or blush, at least. She thanked men—good! but thanked Somehow—I know not how—as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody's gift. And now we are let on to the secret that this guy may be a psychopath. Look at what he's jealous of- that duchess presumed to look at the sunset with her sexy smile. A nice person gave her a cherry and she gave him a sexy smile. She gave her mule that sexy smile. Now we are led to question, is this really a sexy smile or is this just a kind smile? It appears she had the audacity to thank people for things- clearly something he doesn't do. And in fact, something she should not do- the only person she should ever be thanking is him. He gave her the most p recious thing in the entire universe- his name- and if she thanked him other people with the same words as she used to thank him- or if she smiled at people with a kind smile- that was a direct assault him. Who does she think she is? Who'd stoop to blame This sort of trifling? Even had you skill In speech—which I have not—to make your will Quite clear to such an one, and say, “Just this Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss, Or there exceed the mark”—and if she let Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse— E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose Never to stoop. Notice how the tone seems to shift here. He's getting a little angrier. He's also throwing out more of those dashes- this time to set off the phrase that he doesn't have skill in speech- of course he has skill in speech- that's the whole point. It reminds me of when I've fussed at my children and said something like, “I guess I didn't make myself clear when I asked you to clean your room”- you're not really communicating you were not clear, you're communicating you WERE clear and you were ignored. Exactly- and apparently he had told her that certain behaviors of hers like smiling and thanking people were disgusting to him and she blatantly ignored this. She refused to be lessoned- and of course we have a pun here- because lessons are something that you learn- she refused to be taught- but she also refused to be lessened as in made smaller. She didn't stoop – but here's what's worse. He didn't actually tell her anything. He didn't actually ask her to do or not do anything. For him to actually have to tell her to do these things- that in and of itself would be degrading to him. I've been told that line before- perhaps you have to- I shouldn't have to tell you to do this- you should just know it- you should WANT to do this thing that I want you do to do. And by you not knowing or not wanting the right things that I want you to want or to like- THAT is the infraction- the insult lies there. How could you NOT want this thing that I want you to want or have this behavior that I want you to have. The very idea that I would have to stoop to tell you is in itself an insult beyond scope. And if you are not convinced that he's psycho- he's got more to say. First to confirm that she did not cheat on him or even hate him. Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt, Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without Much the same smile? She smiled at him. It seems, as we are now to assume, that she did not have a sexy smile but that this smile was a kind smile- she smiled kindly at him. And THIS was an insult because that smile, that we see on the wall- that sexy smile that is now a kind smile- she gave out to other people besides him. Why would she do that!?? That was just too too much, so the poor person sitting down and listening to this is supposed to clearly understand that by this point he had no choice- she had to go. This grew; I gave commands; Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands As if alive. So, did he have her executed? I know- it's ambiguous. I read somewhere that someone directly asked Browning this question to which and one time he replied smugly, I didn't say he had her executed. I said all smiles stopped, maybe he sent her to the convent. But another time he said, yes, these were commands to be put to death..so we are left to make that determination for ourselves. I will say, I think the person he's talking to thinks he had her killed. As we read these lines, there's an indication that tried to bolt but the Duke won't let him. Let's read the ending. Will't please you rise? We'll meet The company below, then. I repeat, The Count your master's known munificence Is ample warrant that no just pretense Of mine for dowry will be disallowed; Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though, Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity, Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me! How do you think that means the emissary is trying to bolt? Well, first the Duke tells him to get up for them to go down together to meet the new duchess- but then he says, nay= nay means no- no to what- I think the guy was trying to get head of him because he says, “nay, we'll go together.” He's not letting this guy out of his sight. He's enjoying this. He wanted to tell this story. He wanted to brag on his omnipotence- it's not a coincidence that he's showing off another piece of art of his- this one a Roman God- Neptune. And this is the final thought of the poem and worth us taking a minute to think about. Again- this is why poetry is not informational. The fun of poetry is not to get to the end and get all the information. The fun of poetry is to slow down and think the thoughts the poet is feeding you. Following the clues and hearing his voice. Browning, from over 100 years ago wants to give us a few ideas about life and how to look at certain people that surface in every generation. And the final image is this statue of the Roman god, Neptune. When we see the statue, the first thing we think about is =huh, another piece of art. Browning has created a frame for his poem- he started and ended his poem with art- these two pieces. Then the next thought should be- huh- I wonder what Neptune is supposed to tell us. Who is Neptune? How does art piece number two connect with art piece number 1? Well, obviously, Neptune is the god of the sea- the Greeks called him Poseiden. But what is he doing here- well- he's taming a sea horse- what does that mean? This statue is not a static statue- it's not a bowl of fruit, it's not even a horse in a park. It's a Roman god taming a sea horse. Neptune, in general is god of the sea – he commands and controls nature itself- the environment- there is a suggestion here of violence- by casting the sculpture in bronze the Duke has tamed and stopped the god taming the sea- he is the master of it all- he is in total control- Neptune has restrained the sea horse in exactly the same way as the Duke has restrained his wife- he controls the vitality- just as he has frozen the vitality in this statue- the vitality of his wife is also frozen. Well, and what is ironic about all of it- is that in describing his ex-wife- he describes a woman totally in tune with life- she connected to nature, to others, to animals- she was the very expression of vitality- to the point that her vitality is expressed in a smile he tries to explain away as adulterous. He is bragging because he had the power to get rid of that smile- to get rid of that vitality- she could be reduced to a work of art in death- something he could never accomplish in life. And yet, there is more irony even in this…in order to destroy his wife- he preserved her for all eternity. We all know that art outlasts a single lifespan. By destroying her vitality- he preserved her vitality. Oh my, that's confusing- are you trying to make us crazy. Maybe- but I'm trying to point out how fun poetry can be if we let it. Let's read it put back together. That's my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now; Fra Pandolf's hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will't please you sit and look at her? I said “Fra Pandolf” by design, for never read Strangers like you that pictured countenance, The depth and passion of its earnest glance, But to myself they turned (since none puts by The curtain I have drawn for you, but I) And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst, How such a glance came there; so, not the first Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not Her husband's presence only, called that spot Of joy into the Duchess' cheek; perhaps Fra Pandolf chanced to say, “Her mantle laps Over my lady's wrist too much,” or “Paint Must never hope to reproduce the faint Half-flush that dies along her throat.” Such stuff Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough For calling up that spot of joy. She had A heart—how shall I say?— too soon made glad, Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. Sir, 'twas all one! My favour at her breast, The dropping of the daylight in the West, The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule She rode with round the terrace—all and each Would draw from her alike the approving speech, Or blush, at least. She thanked men—good! but thanked Somehow—I know not how—as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame This sort of trifling? Even had you skill In speech—which I have not—to make your will Quite clear to such an one, and say, “Just this Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss, Or there exceed the mark”—and if she let Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse— E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose Never to stoop. Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt, Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands; Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet The company below, then. I repeat, The Count your master's known munificence Is ample warrant that no just pretense Of mine for dowry will be disallowed; Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though, Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity, Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me! A great writer can make things simple- like the simplistic understanding that this is an excellent portrait of a psychopath- which it is- to a historical understanding- as an expose on the dark side of the Renaissance- a moralistic understanding- like beware of objectifying self-serving schucks- or what I will call an optimistic reading….freedom and vitality cannot be contained…life finds a way… (to quote that philosopher Michael Crichton) and that way may just be through a poem.. . Thank you Robert Browning. Yeah- well there you go- today's take away- stop reading for information- but read looking for the vitality!!! Yeah! Read for vitality!! It's there! Next episode, we will tell you the famous love story of Robert Browning and his celebrity wife, Elizabeth Barrett, and we'll read some bona fide love poems. Thank you for spending time with us today. We don't take that for granted. Support us, if you don't mind, by tweeting an episode on your twitter feed, your linked in feed, or your facebook or Instagram feed. Text an episode to a friend and help us grow. Thank you. Peace out.
Black popular culture has been viewed by some as the creative expression of Black American identity. What does it mean when those who create that popular culture don't belong to the class of Black folks they seem to portray while potentially fulfilling the worst trappings of underclass ideology regarding the Black poor?" Touré F. Reed: Dr. Reed earned his BA in American Studies from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA), and his PhD in History from Columbia University (New York, NY). He is a fourth generation African American educator and third generation professor. Having spent his formative years in South West Atlanta, GA and New Haven, CT, Dr. Reed's research interests center on race, class, and inequality. In addition to being a historian of African American and 20th Century US History, Dr. Reed is a shred guitar enthusiast. Get Touré's book "Towards Freedom" here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3166-toward-freedom Read Bertrand Cooper's Piece here: https://www.currentaffairs.org/.../who-actually-gets-to... Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist... Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/.../coronavirus...
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