This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back at it discussing the breaking news that Washington State has fired head coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistant coaches for cause because they failed to follow the state mandate and get vaccinated. They discuss where this Cougars program goes from here and how Rolovich's conspiracy brain won out over logic and common sense, throwing away his $3 million yearly contract to coach football. Dave and Ryan also try to make sense of this crazy Pac-12 conference where each week the No. 1 team in our Power(less) Rankings loses its match-up, the latest being Arizona State blowing a 21-7 lead on the road against Utah. The guys talk about that game and the other week 7 contests including the showdown of the century, No. 12 Arizona getting absolutely boat-raced on the road against No. 11 Colorado. The crew also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 8 with two programs, USC and Washington State, playing out of conference foes and two others, Arizona State and Stanford, enjoying BYE weeks. And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails! Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at email@example.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Over-worked or over-entertained? Our humanity gives us the joint gifts of both activity and passivity. We act and we are acted upon. But how do we balance and mediate these states? How do we cultivate long practices and habits that help us to inhabit the space between activity and passivity, bringing them together in a beautiful agency?Poet and linguist Alysia Harris joins Matt Croasmun for a discussion of that space between active and passive in human life—bringing the concepts of wonder, awareness/attention, patient receptivity to the natural world and to God, bearing witness to the autonomy and action of the other, and how she cultivates and meditates on these things in her own life.Show NotesNorman Wirzba, This Sacred Life: Humanity's Place in a Wounded WorldActive life vs passive lifeIntermediate category between activity and passivity: attentive awarenessActive receptivity and bearing witnessHuman beings enacting and reactingWitness as perception and responseCarl Sagan, Robin Kimmerer, Timothy WilburnWonder as a mediating emotion between active and passive"I'm not the entire system."Granting autonomy to a natural systemMaking the right impact through granting the sovereignty of the otherAdam and Eve as gardeners—beauty vs productivityGenesis: "Avad and Shamar"—Till and Keep, Serve and ProtectRestrain, observe, attend, and magnify"Me and God"Capitalism, scarcity mentality, and "enough"Ping-ponging between over-worked and over-entertainment—deficient visions of activity and deficient visions of passivityMark 4: Parable of the Sower. Scattering SeedsDynamic reciprocity and intentional permeabilityThe patience an orchid demands"Ideas have no use unless they have something to do with our lives."Practices and rituals to inhabit the space between active and passiveWriting habits—"faithful stewardship with less brings faithful stewardship with more"Dance as an embodied balance with intellectual workIntercessory prayer and producing opportunitiesWorking out of hope instead of strivingRunning, walking, granting the natural world autonomyAbout Alysia HarrisFollow Alysia Harris @PoppyinthewheatAlysia Nicole Harris was born in Fremont, California but grew up in Alexandria, VA and considers herself on all accounts a member of the ranks of great Southern women. At age 10 she wrote her first poem, after hearing about sonnets in English class. That class began her life-long love of poetry and the literary arts.Alysia went to The University of Pennsylvania where she experienced her first success as a writer and a performer. In 2008 she featured on the HBO documentary: Brave New Voices where she wowed audiences with her piece "That Girl". In 2010 Alysia graduated UPENN Summa Cum Laude with honors and was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Alysia received her MFA in poetry from NYU in 2014 and her PhD in linguistics from Yale University in 2019. Her dissertation “The Non-Aspectual Meaning of African-American English ‘Aspect' Markers” breaks with traditional analyses and explores the discourse-oriented uses of the preverbal particles ‘be' and ‘done' in varieties of African-American English.Although she has experienced scholastic success, poetry has always come first in her heart. Cave Canem fellow, winner of the 2014 and 2015 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prizes, Pushcart Nominee, her poetry has appeared in Best American Poets, Indiana Review, The Offing, Callaloo, Solstice Literary Magazine, Squaw Valley Review, Letters Journal, and Vinyl Magazine among others. Her first chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars won the 2015 New Women's Voices Chapbook Contest and is available for purchase on site.Alysia was also a founding member of the internationally known performance poetry collective, The Strivers Row and has garnered over 5 million views on YouTUBE. She has toured nationally for the last 10 years and also performed at the United Nations and the US Embassies in Jordan and Ukraine, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Slovakia, South Africa, the UAE, and the UK.Alysia now lives in Atlanta, GA where she works as a consultant for the Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education and as arts and soul editor at Scalawag Magazine, a nonprofit POC-led, women run media organization focused on Southern movement, community, and dissent. She is working on a book of poems and a collection of essays about the intersections of faith, violence, and the natural world. Production NotesThis podcast featured poet Alysia Harris and biblical scholar Matt CroasmunEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Martin Chan & Nathan JowersA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give
Jean Yoon finally admits to her very concerning public park habit and walks us through her journey as an POC artist and how Brittlestar may be the last middle-aged white guy in entertainment we need.
Omar L. Harris, former General Manager of GSK and Allergan, joins me in this conversation on race. He has more than 20 years of experience as a global pharmaceutical executive. Omart is the founder and managing partner at Intent Consulting, a firm dedicated to improving employee experience and organizational performance. He is the author of "Leader Board: The DNA of High-Performance Teams", "The Servant Leader's Manifesto", and “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss”. Omar shares his journey to the top, the cost to him as a Black man in America, and how he came to speak out and no longer compromise his identity and his beliefs. Key topics: Omar's first experience with racism was when he was voted Prom King of his high school in Louisiana. The principal told him that he was “allowed” to be the Prom King to “snitch” on the other Black students. Harris refused, stood up to the principal, and kept his title What happened when Omar L Harris met Ku Klux Klansman David Duke while in high school How he was the only Black product manager, the only Black Director of Marketing and the only Black General Manager outside of Africa, and the only Black General Manager of a global company in the world The psychic toll of assimilation and having to whitewash himself without even realizing it Why he now feels responsible for opening the doors for other Black people How he refuses to compromise his values and will always speak out against racism and discrimination of any kind Why people who are not Black don't understand the full gravity of racism and the dangers of working while Black Why white people who call themselves allies must be willing to speak out and take a stand with friends, family, and colleagues even if parts of their lives unravel as a result How white allies can be more prepared to take action if they practice and prepare for different situations His books on leadership and how they are different than white leadership books. Why it's essential that every CEO needs to take action against racism, or they are not real leaders Check out his playlist, the TV shows he recommends, and the books he reads Bio OMAR L HARRIS (Charlotte, NC, born in Pittsburgh, PA) is the founder of Intent Consulting and TYMPO.io (the world's first and best SaaS application for employee inclusion), a Former GM (GSK and Allergan), Business and Servant Leadership Thought-Leader, Speaker, Award-Winning Bestselling Author of 5 books, including "Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion", June 25 2021, “The Servant Leader's Manifesto”, 2020, and “Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams”, 2019). With 20+ years of global pharmaceutical executive experience building teams, Omar has worked on 4 continents (U.S., Middle East, Asia and Latin America) for Pfizer, Merck, Schering-Plough and more. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Florida A&M University Alumni, Harris is passionate about leading teams, high-performance coaching, and inspiring the future leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt the servant leader mindset and stop toxic leadership behaviors. Omar is also the Co-Author of “From Authors to Entrepreneurs F.A.T.E.: The Personal Side of Indie Publishing” (2015) and Author of “One Blood” fiction book (2011, pen name, Qwantu Amaru – currently being developed into a television series). Harris was a featured speaker at the 2021 International Institute of Leadership Conference with his compelling topic: “The End of the Boss – 7 Rules for the Modern Leader”, a keynote speaker at the Leadership Harrisburg Area Graduation event, a featured speaker at the 2021 Rising Leaders Summit, a featured speaker at the BB21 Rise Conference, and a featured coach at the 11th annual WBECS Summit. His work has been featured by CNN HLN Weekend Express, WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh, Black News Channel, The Jewish Journal, The Beating Alpha Podcast, The Living Corporate Podcast, Real Leaders, SHRM Blog, Thrive Global, CEO World Magazine, Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, VoiceAmerica Business, Culture Stew and many more. As fun facts, Omar speaks 5 languages, plays 7 instruments, and started his first company at the age of 7. https://www.omarlharris.com/
#70 - 55.9 million. That's how many people in the U.S. are running.So just imagine the impact run leaders, experts and coaches have on an entire industry. But what happens when this group of industry leaders is made up of predominantly the same gender and the same race? What message does this send to others? What type of community does it attract?Well - these are the questions that our next guest has been asking. As we continue our Latin Heritage Month Series - we're so excited to welcome Vanessa P. Mitchell.Vanessa has Ecuadorian roots, grew up in New York, and now resides in Philly. When she got involved in endurance sports - she was taken aback by the lack of coaches and industry experts that looked like her and talked like her. Instead of by standing - she's done something amazing about it!She's started the Game Changers program! A program to help under-represented women get coaching certified, and find their footing in this competitive industry. Last year they welcomed 16 coaches with grants, mentors, and business coaching - and they're about to initiatie another 16 this year.On top of that - Vanessa has a spring of energy - and is so incredibly passionate. You won't want to miss this incredible conversation.
It's Thursday, fruity hoes!This week's shorty includes the debut of Ashley's new segment "Letters From Lovers". There's talk of goats, ankles, and bushes.That's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Where to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFiFBLC-L1BNViiSK35rCvQLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoGSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepod)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepod)
This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are licking their wounds after going a collective 1-7 picking Pac-12 games against the spread, with Dave coming in at a perfect 0-4. Each week the Conference of Champions makes less and less sense, with teams looking great one week and terrible the next. Both Ryan and Dave breakdown the four games in the Pac-12 that featured another beatdown for the Trojans in the Coliseum, another record-setting loss for the Arizona Wildcats and a Beavers squad that was flying high and has now come back down to Earth. The guys also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 7 with USC and Oregon State on their BYE weeks. This week Ryan and Dave picked 4 of the 5 games differently, so their could be some fireworks when we get the results this weekend. And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails! Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Moneda Moves in partnership with adidas, we are speaking with Mario Argote, Chief Marketing Officer of Up2Us Sports, helping bring sports to underprivileged communities. He calls it a gateway to further opportunities. Opportunities like new skills, networks, and mindset. And it's especially a game-changer for those who don't have access today. Sports are a big part of US popular culture and can be a formative part of our children's education curriculum. But whether or not they have the privilege to partake largely depends on a variety of factors -- among them related to money. More than 80 percent of children from higher-income families participate in sports. Meanwhile, less than 60 percent of children from lower-income families, making less than $30,000 a year, take part -- that's according to the Pew Research Center. And that comes as little surprise, given that schools serving a high percentage of students in poverty are less likely to offer sports. Up2Us Sports, which is sponsored by adidas, is a nonprofit on a mission to address these socioeconomic disparities, often taking place in people of color communities. Today, we discuss how the organization is providing solutions with bodies in these neighborhoods -- and we hear from a Up2Us Sports Sports Coach, Diana Luna, and Up2Us Sports VISTA volunteer, Emily Murtaugh, helping programs run more efficiently. We speak about the impact these volunteers have on kids in areas of need, how the program impacts their professional advancement and how they facilitate connection through community. No te lo quieres perder. -- Moneda Moves is a platform, newsletter and podcast all about the Latinx community, our relationship with money and role in the American economy. Because many money issues don't impact just our community, we also explore intersectional money issues impacting POC communities. Follow Moneda Moves on Instagram and Twitter @MonedaMoves and subscribe to our weekly digest at monedamoves.substack.com. Your host is Lyanne Alfaro, who tells stories about what's next in the world of technology, business and entrepreneurship. With more than a $2.7 trillion GDP, she is especially passionate about exploring the Latinx influence in the world of business, which she speaks about via newsletter, podcast and platform, Moneda Moves. She is an award-winning journalist, having reported in national outlets including CNBC, NBC Latino, Business Insider, Millie Magazine and worked on audience engagement as well as strategy. You can find Lyanne across Instagram and Twitter @LyanneAlfaro.
Dr. Venus loves Black Men. Their brilliance, their attitude, their mind, and perspective. Yet somehow, she finds her feelings get hurt when they do things that feel as if they are not standing with her. We march for Black Men when it comes to social change, and yet when it comes to our right to choose, you “man up” and side with patriarchy? REALLY? As more laws are introduced and passed to greatly handicap women of all races in America for their right to choose to terminate a pregnancy, Dr. Venus goes in this week on why some Brothers may agree with the government rather than with their Sisters. They support with their absence when we march, their silence on the topic, and their faith-based posturing. How is this possible? Well, America's very nature is to be two-faced, and it has EVERYTHING to do with masculinity and power. Let's talk about it. Key Takeaways: [1:20] As laws are introduced AND PASSED to make it hard for women of all races to take care of themselves, Dr. Venus asks the rhetorical question; when it's time to march for social justice, we are there. But why is it, when it comes to our bodies, Black Men go silent? [2:44] When it comes to Black power, a lot of men feel that it's great when it is social and comes to the right to vote or for better policing standards, but not important when it's concerning the Black female body. It may not matter to you now, but it will when it's your niece or sister that is pregnant and needs help. [5:25] How do you expect women (and all communities) to stay alive and healthy if the government is pulling funding around reproductive rights and trying to take away the woman's right to choose what is best for her body? [7:04] Dr. Venus gives the historical context around Black Men being pimped and sexually exploited, and how that may affect their view on being pro-choice. Black Men have been sexually exploited since they came to this country, and have a complicated relationship with sexuality. Plantation slavery not only turned the Black Female body into a factory but socially rewarded Black Men for producing as many babies as they could during slavery. [10:13] Because of this, there may be a level of numbness or emotional detachment from Black Masculinity around reproduction. We don't talk about this, and it is a deep subject that calls for Black Men and Women to talk openly about these historical wounds. [12:12] Women are socially positioned as the homemaker, and there is a belief that women are responsible for the children. [16:42] Dr. Venus calls bs on the brothers who say they are our partners, but they are quiet. As we march and stand for our social justice, we need to feel it back when it comes time for us to be supported about our reproductive rights. [19:31] If you really love Black Women, and women in general, raise your voice. Pull up. [22:38] We don't need to always agree to align. Dr. Venus gives this example through the man she is dating now. She doesn't agree with him on many things and still finds a lot of his views to be patriarchal, but defends his right to say his piece. [23:02] Not everyone will be in agreement about abortion, but what we want is alignment. What's going to empower us as a people is unity, and that is across the board. [25:06] If our men sit down around reproductive rights and we sit down around police reform, everyone loses. It's hard to stand for something when the people you're standing for don't stand with you. Dr. Venus discusses the heartbreak she felt when she found out that 12% of Black Men voted for Trump. She had to adjust and realize that they have a right to vote for whomever they want to. [29:06] You don't have to agree or understand to stand with someone having a choice, but you have to be aware of the impact. It's going to affect not only your family but will show up in poor Black communities and POC communities first, when they start shutting down health care clinics and Planned Parenthoods where people also get vaccines and health care treatments. Quotes: “I can align, even if I don't agree.” “Pro-choice is a choice. Empower me to have a choice.” “We want to talk about the politics of the police, but what about the politics of the Black female body?” “We are real quick to support each other around social justice, but what about reproductive justice?” “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” - Voltaire “What I want is alignment. What I want is solidarity. What's going to empower us as a people is unity, and that is across the board.” “Even if you don't agree with my choice, back me on it.” Mentioned: Dr. Venus Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram “Hot Mess Millionaire” Amazon Pilot “Hot Mess Millionaire” Complete Series (https://www.youtube.com/c/DrVenusOpalReese) Pre-order the GurrlApp here: www.TheGurrlApp.com/presale Free Gift When You Join The Truth Tribe The Black Woman Millionaire Hot Mess Edition ATTENTION BLACK WOMEN: If you want to be THE FIRST to know about ALL things Dr. Venus' tech start-up, fill out the form below so you get access FIRST to updates, launches, and the behind the scene scoop! http://bit.ly/DrVenusAppInfo RESOURCES These Black Men Pushed Abortion Access Before ‘Roe' Where Are All Of The Pro-Choice Men? Black man silences medical workers vocal for BLM by asking, ‘Do aborted black babies matter?' On Rape Culture, Masculinity and Reproductive Justice Black Patriarchy: Where Men Rule but Refuse to Build The Rape of a Nation and the Reconstruction of Black Masculinity Five Fundamental Arguments Men Historically Use to Legally Act Out “Power” on Women's Bodies That Black Masculinity Empower. Women are the weaker sex. Women are not as intelligent as men. Women are emotional. A Woman's role is in the home. A Woman needs a man.
About TimTim's tech career spans over 20 years through various sectors. Tim's initial journey into tech started as a US Marine. Later, he left government contracting for the private sector, working both in large corporate environments and in small startups. While working in the private sector, he honed his skills in systems administration and operations for largeUnix-based datastores.Today, Tim leverages his years in operations, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering to advise and consult with clients in his current role. Tim is also a father of five children, as well as a competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Currently, he is the reigning American National and 3-time Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion in his division.Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/elchefe The Duckbill Group: https://duckbillgroup.com TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Honeycomb. When production is running slow, it's hard to know where problems originate: is it your application code, users, or the underlying systems? I've got five bucks on DNS, personally. Why scroll through endless dashboards, while dealing with alert floods, going from tool to tool to tool that you employ, guessing at which puzzle pieces matter? Context switching and tool sprawl are slowly killing both your team and your business. You should care more about one of those than the other, which one is up to you. Drop the separate pillars and enter a world of getting one unified understanding of the one thing driving your business: production. With Honeycomb, you guess less and know more. Try it for free at Honeycomb.io/screaminginthecloud. Observability, it's more than just hipster monitoring.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Periodically, I have a whole bunch of guests come on up, second time. Now, it's easy to take the naive approach of assuming that it's because it's easier for me to find a guest if I know them and don't have to reach out to brand new people all the time. This is absolutely correct; I'm exceedingly lazy. But I don't have too many folks on a third time, but that changes today.My guest is Tim Banks. I've had him on the show twice before, both times it led to really interesting conversations around a wide variety of things. Since those episodes, Tim has taken the job as a principal cloud economist here at The Duckbill Group. Yes, that is probably the strangest interview process you can imagine, but here we are. Tim, thank you so much for joining me both on the show and in the business.Tim: My pleasure, Corey. It was definitely an interesting interview process, you know, but I was glad to be here. So, I'm happy to be here a third time. I don't know if you get a jacket like you do in Saturday Night Live, if you host, like, a fifth time, but we'll see. Maybe it's a vest. A cool vest would be nice.Corey: We can come up with something.[ effectively, it can be like reverse hangman where you wind up getting a vest and every time you come on after that you get a sleeve, then you get a second sleeve, and then you get a collar, and we can do all kinds of neat stuff.Tim: I actually like that idea a lot.Corey: So, I'm super excited to be able to have this conversation with you because I don't normally talk a lot on this show about what cloud economics is because my guest usually is not as deep into the space as I am, and that's fine; people should never be as deep into this space as I am, in the general sense, unless they work here. Awesome. But I do guest on other shows, and people ask me all kinds of questions about AWS billing and cloud economics, and that's fine, it's great, but they don't ask the questions about the space in the same way that I would and the way that I think about it. So, it's hard for me to interview myself. Now, I'm not saying I won't try it someday, but it's challenging. But today, I get to take the easy path out and talk to you about it. So Tim, what the hell is a principal cloud economist?Tim: So, a principal cloud economist, is a cloud computing expert, both in architecture and practice, who looks at cloud cost in the same way that a lot of folks look at cloud security, or cloud resilience, or cloud performance. So, the same engineering concerns you have about making sure that your API stays up all the time, or to make sure that you don't have people that are able to escape containers or to make sure that you can have super, super low response times, is the same engineering fundamentals that I look at when I'm trying to find a way to reduce your AWS bill.Corey: Okay. When we say cloud cost and cloud economics, the natural picture that leads to mind is, “Oh, I get it. You're an Excel jockey.” And sometimes, yeah, we all kind of play those roles, but what you're talking about is something else entirely. You're talking about engineering expertise.And sure enough, if you look at the job postings we have for roles on the team from time to time, we have not yet hired anyone who does not have an engineering and architecture background. That seems odd to folks who do not spend a lot of time thinking about the AWS bill. I'm told those people are what is known as ‘happy.' But here we are. Why do we care about the engineering aspect of any of this?Tim: Well, I think first and foremost because what we're doing in essence, is still engineering. People aren't putting construction paper up on [laugh] AWS; sometimes they do put recipes up on there, but it still involves working on a computer, and writing code, and deploying it somewhere. So, to have that basic understanding of what it is that folks are doing on the platform, you have to have some engineering experience, first and foremost. Secondly, the fact of the matter is that most cost optimization, in my opinion, can be done on the whiteboard, before anything else, and really I think should be done on the whiteboard before anything else. And so the Excel aspect of it is always reactive. “We have now spent this much. How much was it? Where did it go?” And now we have to figure out where it went.I like to figure out and get a ballpark on how much something is going to cost before I write the first line of code. I want to know, hey, we have a tier here, we're using this kind of storage, it's going to take this kind of instance types. Okay, well, I've got an idea of how much it's going to cost. And I was like, “You know, that's going to be expensive. Before we do anything, is there a way that we can reduce costs there?”And so I'm reverse engineering that on already deployed workloads. Or when customers want to say, “Hey, we were thinking about doing this, and this is our proposed architecture,” I'm going to look at it and say, “Well, if you do this and this and this and this, you can save money.”Corey: So, it sounds like you and I have a bit of a philosophical disagreement in some ways. One of my recurring talking points has always been that, “Oh, by and large, application developers don't need to think overly much about cloud cost. What they need to know generally fits on an index card.” It's, okay, big things cost more than small things; if you turn something on, it will never get turned off and will bill you in perpetuity; data transfer has some weird stuff; and if you store data, you pay for data, like, that level of baseline understanding. When I'm trying to build something out my immediate thought is, great, is this thing possible?Because A, I don't always know that it is, and B, I'm super bad at computers so for me, it may absolutely not be, whereas you're talking about baking cost assessments into the architecture as a day one type of approach, even when sketching ideas out on the whiteboard. I'm curious as to how we diverge there. Can you talk more about your philosophy?Tim: Sure. And the reason I do that is because, as most folks that have an engineering background in cloud infrastructure will tell you, you want to build resilience in, on the whiteboard. You certainly want to build performance in, on the whiteboard, right? And security folks will tell you you want to do security on the whiteboard. Because those things are hard to fix after they're deployed.As soon as they're deployed, without that, you now have technical debt. If you don't consider cost optimization and cost efficiency on the whiteboard, and then you try and do it after it's deployed, you not only have technical debt, you may have actual real debt.Corey: One of the comments I tend to give a lot is that architecture and cost are the same thing in the world of cloud. And I think that we might be in violent agreement, as Liz Fong-Jones is fond of framing it, where I am acutely aware of aspects of cost and that does factor into how I build things on the whiteboard—let's also be very clear, most of the things that I build are very small scale; the largest cost by a landslide is the time I spend building it—in practice, that's an awful lot of environments; people are always more expensive than the AWS environment they're working on. But instead, it's about baking in the assumptions and making sure you're not coming up with something that is going to just be wasteful and horrible out of the gate, and I guess part of that also is the fact that I am at a level of billing understanding that I sort of absorbed these concepts intrinsically. Because to me, there is no difference between cost and architecture in an environment like this. You're right, there's always an inherent trade-off between cost and durability. On the one hand, I don't like that. On the other, it feels like it's been true forever and I don't see a way out of it.Tim: It is inescapable. And it's interesting because you talk about the level of an application developer or something like that, like what is your level of concern, but retroactively, we'll go in for cost optimization houses—and I've done this as far back as when I was working at AWS has a TAM—and I'll ask the question to an application developer or database administrator, and I'm like, “Why do you do this? What do you have a string value for something that could be a Boolean?” And you'll ask, “Well, what difference does that make?” Well, it makes a big difference when you're talking about cycles for CPU.You can reduce your CPU consumption on a database instance by changing a string to a Boolean, you need fewer instances, or you need a less powerful instance, or you need less memory. And now you can run a less expensive instance for your database architecture. Well, maybe for one node it's not that biggest difference, but if you're talking about something that's multi-AZ and multi-node, I mean, that can be a significant amount of savings just by making one simple change.Corey: And that might be the difference right there. I didn't realize that, offhand. It makes sense if you think about it, but just realizing that I've made that mistake on one of my DynamoDB tables. It costs something like seven cents a month right now, so it's not something I'm rushing to optimize, but you're right, expand that out by a factor of a million or so, and we're talking serious money, and then that sort of optimization makes an awful lot of sense. I think that my position on it is that when you're building out something small scale as a demo or a proof of concept, spending time on optimizations like this is not the best use of anyone's time or brain sweat, for lack of a better term. How do you wind up deciding when it's time to focus on stuff like that?Tim: Well, first, I will say that—I daresay that somewhere in the 80% of production workloads are just—were the POC, [laugh] right? Because, like, “It worked for this to get funding, let's run it,” right?Corey: Let they who does not have a DynamoDB table in production with the word ‘test' or ‘dev' in it cast the first stone.Tim: It's certainly not me. So, I understand how some of those decisions get made. And that's why I think it's better to think about it early. Because as I mentioned before, when you start something and say, “Hey, this works for now,” and you don't give consideration to that in the future, or consideration for what it's going to be like in the future, and when you start doing it, you'll paint yourself into corners. That's how you get something like static values put in somewhere, or that's how you get something like, well, “We have to run this instance type because we didn't build in the ability to be more microservice-based or stateless or anything like that.”You've seen people that say, “Hey, we could save you a lot of money if you can move this thing off to a different tier.” And it's like, “Well, that would be an extensive rewrite of code; that'd be very expensive.” I daresay that's the main reason why most AS/400s are still being used right now is because it's too expensive to rewrite the code.Corey: Yeah, and there's no AWS/400 that they can migrate to. Yet. Re:Invent is nigh.Tim: So, I think that's why, even at the very beginning, even if you were saying, “Well, this is something we will do later.” Don't make it impossible for you to do later in your code. Don't make it impossible for you to do later in your architecture. Make things as modular as possible, so that way you can say, “Hey”—later on down the road—“Oh, we can switch this instance type.” Or, “Here's a new managed service that we can maybe save money on doing this.”And you allow yourself to switch things out, or turn different knobs, or change the way you do things, and give yourself more options in the future, whether those options are for resilience, or those options or for security, or those options are for performance, or they're for cost optimizations. If you make binding decisions earlier on, you're going to have debt that's going to build up at some point in the future, and then you're going to have to pay the piper. Sometimes that piper is going to be AWS.Corey: One thing that I think gets lost in a lot of conversations about cloud economics—because I know that it happened to me when I first started this place—where I am planning to basically go out and be the world's leading expert in AWS cost analysis and understanding and optimization. Great. Then I went out into the world and started doing some of my first engagements, and they looked a lot less like far-future cost attribution projections and a lot more like, “What's a reserved instance?” And, “We haven't bought any of those in 18 months.” And, “Oh, yeah, we shut down an entire project six months ago. We should probably delete all the resources, huh?”The stuff that I was preparing for at the high end of the maturity curve are great and useful and terrific to have conversations about in some very nuanced depth, but very often there's a walk before you can run style of conversation where, okay, let's do the easy stuff first before we start writing a whole bunch of bespoke internal stuff that maps your business needs to the AWS bill. How do you, I guess, reconcile those things where you're on the one hand, you see the easy stuff and on the other, you see some of the just the absolutely challenging, very hard, five-years-of-engineering-effort-style problems on the other?Tim: Well, it's interesting because I've seen one customer very recently who has brilliant analyses as to their cost; just well-charted, well-tagged, well-documented, well—you know, everything is diagrammed quite nicely and everything like that, and they're very, very aware of their costs, but they leave test instances running all weekend, you know, and their associated volumes and things like that. And that's a very easy thing to fix. That is a very, very low-hanging fruit. And so sometimes, you just have to look at where they're spending their efforts where sometimes they do spend so much time chasing those hard to do things because they are hard to do and they're exciting in an engineering aspect, and then something as simple as, “Hey, how about we delete these old volumes?” It just isn't there.Or, “How about we switch to your S3 bucket storage type?” Those are easy, low-hanging fruits, and you would be surprised how sometimes they just don't get that. But at the same time, sometimes customers have, like, “Hey, we could knock this thing out, we knock this thing out,” because it's Trusted Advisor. Every AI cost optimization recommendation you can get will tell you these five things to do, no matter who you are or where you are, but they don't do the conceptual things like understanding some of the principles behind cost optimization and cost optimization architecture, and proactive cost optimization versus react with cost optimizations. So, you're doing very conceptual education and conversations with folks rather than the, “Do these five things.” And I've not often found a customer that you have to do both on; it's usually one or the other.Corey: It's funny that you made that specific reference to that example. One of my very first projects—not naming names. Generally, when it comes to things like this, you can tell stories or you can name names; I bias for stories—I was talking to a company who was convinced that their developer environments were incredibly overwrought, expensive, et cetera, and burning money. Okay, great. So, I talked about the idea of turning those things off at night or between test runs, deleting volumes to snapshot, and restore them on a schedule when people come in in the morning because all your developers sit in the same building in the same time zones. Great. They were super on board with the idea, and it was going to be a little bit of work, but all right, this was in the days before the EC2 Instance Scheduler, for example.But first, let's go ahead and do some analysis. This is one of those early engagements that really reinforced my idea of, yeah, before we start going too far down the rabbit hole, let's double-check what's going on in the account. Because periodically you encounter things that surprise people. Like, “What's up with those Australia instances?” “Oh, we don't have anything in that region.” “I believe you're being sincere when you say this, however, the API generally doesn't tell lies.”So, that becomes a, oh, security incident time. But looking at this, they were right; they had some fairly sizable developer instances that were running all the time, but doing some analysis, their developer environment was 3% of their bill at the time and they hadn't bought RIs in a year-and-a-half. And looking at what they were doing, there was so much easier stuff that they could do to generate significant savings without running the potential of turning a developer environment off at night in the middle of an incident or something like that. The risk factor and effort were easier just do the easy stuff, then do another pass and look at the deep stuff. And to be clear, they weren't lying to me; they weren't wrong.Back when they started building this stuff out, their developer environments were significantly large and were a significant portion of their spend. And then they hit product-market fit, and suddenly their production environment had to scale significantly in a short period of time. Which, yay, cloud. It's good at that. Then it just became such a small portion that developer environments weren't really a thing. But the narrative internally doesn't get updated very often because once people learn something, they don't go back to relearn whether or not it's still true. It's a constant mistake; I make it myself frequently.Tim: I think it's interesting, there are things that we really need to put into buckets as far as what's an engineering effort and what's an administrative effort. And when I say ‘administrative effort,' I mean if I can save money with a stroke of a pen, well, that's going to be pretty easy, and that's usually going to be RIs; that's going to be EDPs, or PPAs or something like that, that don't require engineering effort. It just requires administrative effort, I think RIs being the simplest ones. Like, “Oh, all I have to do is go in here and click these things four times and I'm going to save money?” “Well, let's do that.”And it's surprising how often people don't do that. But you still have to understand that, and whether it's RIs or whether it's a savings plan, it's still a commitment of some kind, but if you are willing to make that commitment, you can save money with no engineering effort whatsoever. That's almost free money.Corey: So, much of what we do here comes down to psychology, in many ways, more than it does math. And a lot of times you're right, everything you say is right, but in a large-scale environment, go ahead and click that button to buy the savings plan or the reserved instance, and that's a $20 million purchase. And companies will stall for months trying to run a different series of analyses on this and what if this happens, what if that happens, and I get it because, “Yeah, I'm going to click this button that's going to cost more money than I'll make in my lifetime,” that's a scary thing to do; I get it. But you're going to spend the money, one way or the other, with the provider, and if you believe that number is too high, I get it; I am right there with you. Buy half of them right now and then you can talk about the rest until you get to a point of being comfortable with it.Do it incrementally; it's not all or nothing, you have one shot to make the buy. Take pieces out of it that makes sense. You know you're probably not going to turn off your database cluster that handles all of production in the next year, so go ahead and go for it; it saves some money. Do the thing that makes sense. And that doesn't require deep-dive analytics that requires, on some level, someone who's seen a lot of these before who gets what customers are going through. And honestly, it's empathy in many respects, becomes one of those powerful things that we can apply to our customer accounts.Tim: Absolutely. I mean, people don't understand that decision paralysis, about making those commitments costs you money. You can spend months doing analysis, but those months doing analysis, you're going to spend 30, 40, 50, 60, 70% more on your EC2 instances or other compute than you would otherwise, and that can be quite significant. But it's one of those cases where we talk about psychology around perfect being the enemy of good. You don't have to make the perfect purchase of RIs or savings plans and have that so tuned perfectly that you're going to get one hundred percent utilization and zero—like, you don't have to do that.Just do something. Do a little bit. Like you said, buy half; buy anything; just something, and you're going to save money. And then you can run analysis later on, while you're saving money [laugh] and get a little better and tune it up a little more and get more analysis on and maybe fine-tune it, but you don't actually ever need to have it down to the penny. Like, it never has to be that good.Corey: At some point, one of the value propositions we have for our customers has always been that we tell you when to stop focusing on saving money because there's a theoretical cap of a hundred percent of the cloud bill that you can save, but you can make so much more than that by launching the right feature to the right market a little sooner; focus on that. Be responsible stewards of the money that's invested with you, but by and large, as a general piece of guidance, at some point, stop cutting and go back to doing the thing that makes your company work. It's not all about saving money at all costs for almost all of us. It is for us, but we're sort of a special case.Tim: Well, it's a conversation I often have. It's like, all right, are you trying to save money on AWS or are you trying to save money overall? So, if you're going to spend $400,000 worth of engineering effort to save $10,000 on your AWS bill, that doesn't make no sense. So—[laugh]—Corey: Right. There has to be a strategic reason to do things like that—Tim: Exactly.Corey: —and make sure you understand the value of what you're getting for this. One reason that we wind up charging the way that we do—and we've gotten questions on this for a while—has been that we charge a fixed fee for what we do on engagements. And similarly—people have asked this, but haven't tied the two things together—you talk about cost optimization, but never cost-cutting. Why is that? Is that just a negative term?And the answer has been no, they're aligned. What we do focuses on what is best for the customer. Once that fixed fee is decided upon, every single thing that we say is what we would do if we were in the customer's position. There are times we'll look at what they have going on and say, “Ah, you really should spend more money here for resiliency, or durability,” or, “Okay, that is critical data that's not being backed up. You should consider doing that.”It's why we don't take percentages of things because, at that point, we're not just going with the useful stuff, it's, well we're going to basically throw the entire kitchen sink at you. We had an early customer and I was talking to their AWS account manager about what we were going to be doing and their comment was, “Oh, saving money on AWS bills is great, make sure you check the EBS snapshots.” Yeah, I did that. They were spending 150 bucks a month on EBS snapshots, which is basically nothing. It's one of those stories where if, in the course of an hour-long meeting, I can pay for that entire service, by putting a quarter on the table, I'm probably not going to talk about it barring [laugh] some extenuating circumstances.Focus on the big things, not the things that worked in a different environment with a different account and different constraints. It's hard to context switch like that, but it gets a lot easier when it is basically the entirety of what we do all day.Tim: The difference I draw between cost optimization and cost-cutting is that cost optimization is ensuring that you're not spending money unnecessarily, or that you're maximizing your dollar. And so sometimes we get called in there, and we're just validation for the measures they've already done. Like, “Your team is doing this exactly right. You're doing the things you should be doing. We can nitpick if you want to; we're going to save you $7 a year, but who cares about that? But y'all are doing what you should be doing. This is great. Going forward, you want to look for these things and look for these things and look for these things. We're going to give you some more concepts so that you are cost-optimized in the future.” But it doesn't necessarily mean that we have to cut your bill. Because if you're already spending efficiently, you don't need your bill cut; you're already cost-optimized.Corey: Oh, we're not going to nitpick on that, you're mostly optimized there. It's like, “Yeah, that workload's $140 million a year and rising; please, pick nits.” At which point? “Okay, great.” That's the strategic reason to focus on something. But by and large, it comes down to understanding what the goals of clients are. I think that is widely misunderstood about what we do and how we do it.The first question I always ask when someone does outreach of, “Hey, we'd like to talk about coming in here and doing a consulting engagement with us.” “Great.” I always like to ask the quote-unquote, “Foolish question” of, “Why do you care about the AWS bill?” And occasionally I'll get people who look at me like I have two heads of, “Why wouldn't I care about the AWS bill?” Because there are more important things to care about for the business, almost certainly.Tim: One of the things I try and do, especially when we're talking about cost optimization, especially trying to do something for the right now so they can do things going forward, it's like, you know, all right, so if we cut this much from your bill—if you just do nothing else, but do reserved instances or buy a savings plan, right, you're going to save enough money to hire four engineers. Think about what four engineers would do for your overall business? And that's how I want you to frame it; I want you to look at what cost optimization is going to allow you to do in the future without costing you any more money. Or maybe you save a little more money and you can shift it; instead of paying for your AWS bill, maybe you can train your developers, maybe you can get more developers, maybe you can get some ProServ, maybe you can do whatever, buy newer computers for your people so they can do—whatever it is, right? We're not saying that you no longer have to spend this money, but saying, “You can use this money to do something other than give it to Jeff Bezos.”Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Liquibase. If you're anything like me, you've screwed up the database part of a deployment so severely that you've been banned from touching every anything that remotely sounds like SQL, at at least three different companies. 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And in this article, they have the head of engineering talking to the reporter about how they're thinking about these things, how they're looking at things that are relevant to their business, and they're talking about having a dedicated team that winds up doing a whole bunch of data analysis and running some analytics on all of these things, from piece to piece to piece. And that's great. And I worry, on some level, that other companies are saying, “Oh, Pinterest is doing that. We should, too.” Yeah, for the course of this commitment, a 1% improvement is $32 million, so yeah, at that scale I'm going to hire a team of data scientists, too, look at these things. Your bill is $50,000 a month. Perhaps that's not worth the effort you're going to put into it, barring other things that contribute to it.Tim: It's interesting because we will get folks that will approach us that have small accounts—very small, small spend—and like, “Hey, can you come in and talk to us about this whatever.” And we can say very honestly, “Look, we could, but the amount of money we're going to charge you is going to—it's not going to be worth your while right now. You could probably get by on the automated recommendations, on the things that already out there on the internet that everybody can do to optimize their bill, and then when you grow to a point where now saving 10% is somebody's salary, that's when it, kind of, becomes more critical.” And it's hard to say what point that is in anyone's business, but I can say sometimes, “Hey, you know what? That's not really what you need to focus on.” If you need to save $100 a month on your AWS bill, and that's critical, you've got other concerns that are not your AWS bill.Corey: So, back when you were interviewing to work here, one of the areas of focus that you kept bringing up was the concept of observability, and my response to this was, “Ah, hell. Another one.” Because let's be clear, Mike Julian—my business partner and our CEO—has written a book called Practical Monitoring, and apparently what we learned from this is as soon as you finish writing a book on the topic, you never want to talk about that topic ever again, which yeah, in hindsight makes sense. Why do you care about observability when you're here to look at cloud costs?Tim: Because cloud costs is another metric, just like you would use for performance, or resilience, or security. You do real-time monitoring to see if somebody has compromised the system, you do real-time monitoring to see if you have bad performance, if response times are too slow. You do real-time monitoring to know if something has gone down and then you need to make adjustments, or that the automated responses you have in response to that downtime are working. But cloud costs, you send somebody a report at the end of the month. Can you imagine, if you will—just for a second—if you got a downtime report at the end of month, and then you can react to something that has gone down?Or if you get a security report at the end of the month, and then you can react to the fact that somebody has your root keys? Or if you get [laugh] a report at the end of month, this said, “Hey, the CPU on this one was pegged. You should probably scale up.” That's outrageous to anybody in this industry right now. But why do we accept that for cloud cost?Corey: It's worse than that. There are a number of startups that talk about, “Oh, real-time cloud cost monitoring. Okay, the only way you're going to achieve such a thing is if you build an API shim that interprets everything that you're telling your cloud control plane to do, taking cost metrics out of it, and then passing it on to the actual cloud control plane.” Otherwise, you're talking about it showing up in the billing record in—ideally, eight hours; in practice, several days, or you're talking about the CloudTrail events, which is not holistic but gives you some rough idea, but it's also in some cases, 5 to 20 minutes delayed. There's no real-time way to do this without significant disruption to what's going on in your environment.So, when I hear about, “Oh, we do real-time bill analysis.” Yeah, it feels—to be very direct—you don't know enough about the problem space you're working within to speak intelligently about it because anyone who's played in this space for a while knows exactly how hard it is to get there. Now, I've talked to companies that have built real-time-ish systems that take that shim approach and acts sort of as a metadata sidecar ersatz billing system that tracks all of this so they can wind up intercepting potentially very expensive configuration mistakes. And that's great. That's also a bit beyond for a lot of folks today, but it's where the industry is going. But there is no way to get there today, short of effectively intercepting all of those calls, in a way that is cohesive and makes sense. How do you square that circle given the complete lack of effective tooling?Tim: Honestly, I'm going to point that right back at the cloud provider because they know how much you're spending, real-time. They know exactly how much you spend in real-time. They've figured it out. They have the buckets, they have APIs for it internally. I'm sure they do; it would make no sense for them not to. Without giving anything anyway, I know that when I was at AWS, I knew how much they were spending, almost real-time.Corey: That's impressive. I wish that existed. My never having worked at AWS perspective on it is that they, of course, have the raw data effective immediately, or damn close to it, but the challenge for the billing system is distilling and summarizing and attributing all of that in a reasonable timeframe; it is an exabyte-scale problem. I've talked to folks there who have indicated it is comfortably north of a petabyte in raw data per day. And that was a couple of years ago, so one can only imagine as the footprint has increased, so has all of this.I mean, the billing system is fundamentally magic from the outside. I'm not saying it's good magic, but it is magic, and it's something that is unappreciated, that every customer uses, and is one of those areas that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Because, let's be clear, here, we talk about observability; the bill is still the only thing that AWS offers that gives you a holistic overview of everything running in your account, in one place.Tim: What I think is interesting is that you talk about this, the scale of the problem and that it makes it difficult to solve. At the same time, I can have a conversation with my partner about kitty litter, and then all of a sudden, I'm going to start getting ads about kitty litter within minutes. So, I feel like it's possible to emit cost as a metric like you would CPU or disk. And if I'm going to look at who's going to do that, I'm going to look right back at AWS. The fun part about that, though, is I know from AWS's business model, that if that's something they were to emit, it would also cost you, like, 25 cents per call, and then you would actually, like, triple your cloud costs just trying to figure out how much it costs you.Corey: Only with 16 other billing dimensions because of course it would. And again, I'm talking about stuff, because of how I operate and how I think about this stuff, that is inherently corner case, or [vertex 00:31:39] case in many cases. But for the vast majority of folks, it's not the, “Oh, you have this really weird data transfer paradigm between these two resources,” which yeah, that's a problem that needs to be addressed in an awful lot of cases because data transfer pricing is bonkers, but instead it's the, “Huh. You just spun up a big cluster that's going to cost $20,000 a month.” You probably don't need to wait a full day to flag that.And you also can't put this on the customer in the sense of, “Oh, just set some budget alarms, that's great. That's the first thing you should do in a new AWS account.” “Well, jackhole, I've done an awful lot of first things I'm supposed to do in an AWS account, in my dedicated test account for these sorts of things. It's been four months, I'm not done yet with all of those first things I'm supposed to do.” It's incredibly secure, increasingly expensive, and so far all it runs is a single EC2 instance that is mostly there just so that everything else doesn't error out trying to divide by zero.Tim: There are some things that are built-in. If I stand up an EC2 instance and it goes down, I'm going to get an alert that this instance terminated for some reason. It's just going to show up informationally.Corey: In the console. You're not going to get called about it or paged about it, unless—Tim: Right.Corey: —you have something else in the business that will, like a boss that screams at you two o'clock in the morning. This is why we have very little that's production-facing here.Tim: But if I know that alert exists somewhere in the console, that's easy for me to write a trap for. That's easy for me to write, say hey, I'm going to respond to that because this call is going to come out somewhere; it's going to get emitted somewhere. I can now, as an engineer, write a very easy trap that says, “Hey, pop this in the Slack. Send an alert. Send a page.”So, if I could emit a cost metric, and I could say, “Wow. Somebody has spun up this thing that's going to cost X amount of money. Someone should get paged about this.” Because if they don't page about this and we wait eight hours, that's my month's salary. And you would do that if your database server went down; you would do that if someone rooted that database server; you would do that if the database server was [bogging 00:33:48] you to scale up another one. So, why can't you do that if that database server was all of sudden costing you way more than you had calculated?Corey: And there's a lot of nuance here because what you're talking about makes perfect sense for smaller-scale accounts, but even some of the very large accounts where we're talking hundreds of millions a year in spend, you can set compromised keys up on GitHub, put them in Payspin, whatever, and then people start spinning up Bitcoin miners everywhere. Great. It takes a long time to materially move the needle on that level of spend; it gets lost in the background noise. I lose my mind when I wind up leaving a managed NAT gateway running and it cost me 70 bucks a month in my $5 a month test account. Yeah, but you realize you could basically buy an island and it gets lost in the AWS bill at some of the high watermarks for some of these larger accounts.“Oh, someone spun up a cluster that's going to cost $400,000 a year?” Yeah, do I need to re-explain to you what a data science team does? They light money on fire in return for questionable returns, as a general rule. You knew that when you hired them; leave them alone. Whereas someone in their developer account does this, yeah, you kind of want to flag that immediately.It always comes down to rules and context. But I'd love to have some templates ready to go of, “I'm a starving student, please alert me anytime it looks like I might possibly exceed the free tier,” or better yet, “Don't let me, and if I do, it's on you and you eat the cost.” Conversely, it's, “Yeah, this is a Netflix sub-account or whatnot. Maybe don't bother me for anything whatsoever because freedom and responsibility is how we roll.” I imagine that's what they do internally on a lot of their cloud costing stuff because freedom and responsibility is ingrained in their culture. It's great. It's the freedom from having to think about cloud bills and the responsibility for paying it, of the cloud bill.Tim: Yeah, we will get internally alerted if things are [laugh] up too long, and then we will actually get paged, and then our manager would get paged, [laugh] and it would go up the line. If you leave something that's running too expensive, too long. So, there is a system there for it.Corey: Oh, yeah. The internal AWS systems for employees are probably my least favorite AWS service, full stop. And I've seen things posted about it; I believe it's called Isengard, for spinning up internal accounts and the rest—there's a separate one, I think, called Conduit, but I digress—that you spin something up, and apparently if it doesn't wind up—I don't need you to comment on this because you worked there and confidentiality is super important, but to my understanding it's, great, it has a whole bunch of formalized stuff like that and it solves for a whole lot of nifty features that bias for the way that AWS focuses on accounts and how they've view security and the rest. And, “Oh, well, we couldn't possibly ship this to customers because it's not how they operate.” And that's great.My problem with this internal provisioning system is it isolates and insulates AWS employees from the real pain of working with multiple accounts as a customer. You don't have to deal with the provisioning process of Control Tower or whatnot; you have your own internal thing. Eat your own dog food, gargle your own champagne, whatever it takes to wind up getting exposure to the pain that hits customers and suddenly you'll see those things improve. I find that the best way to improve a product is to make the people building it live with the painful parts.Tim: I think it's interesting that the stance is, “Well, it's not how the customers operate, and we wouldn't want the customers to have to deal with this.” But at the same time, you have to open up, like, 100 accounts if you need more than a certain number of S3 buckets. So, they are very comfortable with burdening the customer with a lot of constraints, and they say, “Well, constraints drive innovation.” Certainly, this is a constraint that you could at least offer and let the customers innovate around that.Corey: And at least define who the customer is. Because yeah, “I'm a Netflix sub-account is one story,” “I'm a regulated bank,” is another story, and, “I'm a student in my dorm room, trying to learn how this whole cloud thing works,” is another story. From risk tolerance, from a data protection story, from a billing surprise story, from a, “I'm trying to learn what the hell this is, and all these other service offerings you keep talking to me about confuse the hell out of me; please streamline the experience.” There's a whole universe of options and opportunity that isn't being addressed here.Tim: Well, I will say it very simply like this: we're talking about a multi-trillion dollar company versus someone who, if their AWS bill is too high, they don't pay rent; maybe they don't eat; maybe they have other issues, they don't—medical bill doesn't get paid; child care doesn't get paid. And if you're going to tell me that this multi-trillion dollar company can't solve for that so that doesn't happen to that person and tells them, “Well, if you come in afterwards, after your bill gets there, maybe we can do something about it, but in the meantime, suffer through this.” That's not ethical. Full stop.Corey: There are a lot of things that AWS gets right, and I want to be clear that I'm not sitting here trying to cast blame and say that everything they're doing is terrible. I feel like every time I talk about billing in any depth, I have to throw this disclaimer in. Ninety to ninety-five percent of what they do is awesome. It's just the missing piece that is incredibly painful for customers, and that's what I spend most of my time focusing on. It should not be interpreted to think that I hate the company.I just want them to do better than they are, and what they're doing now is pretty decent in most respects. I just want to fix the painful parts. Tim, thank you for joining me for a third time here. I'm certain I'll have you back in the somewhat near future to talk about more aspects of this, but until then, where can people find you slash retain your services?Tim: Well, you can find me on Twitter at @elchefe. If you want to retain my services for which you would be very, very happy to have, you can go to duckbillgroup.com and fill out a little questionnaire, and I will magically appear after an exchange of goods and services.Corey: Make sure to reference Tim by name just so that we can make our sales team facepalm because they know what's coming next. Tim, thank you so much for your time; it's appreciated.Tim: Thank you so much, Corey. I loved it.Corey: Principal cloud economist here at The Duckbill Group, Tim Banks. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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Mercury is in retrograde for the third and final time of 2021 and it has people going insane! The Slate of Affairs team discusses their feelings about astrology and compare their zodiac, moon, and ascending signs. We are bringing this episode to you a bit late, so we are giving you the RAW and UNEDITED conversation surrounding the cosmos. While the episode is without some segments, we would like to specifically highlight the Noname Book Club, an online/irl community dedicated to uplifting POC voices. The Noname Book Club highlights two books each month written by authors of color. The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Noname Book Club | Noname Books Calculate Your Signs | Astrosofa The Basics of Astrology | Her Campus MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support
On this week's show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week's security news, including: UK, Netherlands and Australia promise offensive response to big ticket ransomware Wave of major cyber regulation and legislation in USA Iran up in yer O365s, Russians in yer gmails Submarine spy guy would have been fine, if he didn't make one very big mistake Much, much more Jonathan Reiber is this week's sponsor guest. He's senior director of cybersecurity at AttackIQ and he's joining us to talk through the US Government's executive order on Zero Trust. Jonathan says it is actually born of a realisation the US Government needs to do something differently, that the old approaches aren't working. Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that's your thing. Show notes UK cyber head says Russia responsible for 'devastating' ransomware attacks - BBC News Netherlands can use intelligence or armed forces to respond to ransomware attacks - The Record by Recorded Future Ransomware Action Plan Ransomware hackers find vulnerable target in U.S. grain supply Emergent ransomware gang FIN12 strikes hospitals, moves quickly against big targets Macquarie Health Corporation hit by cyberattack as hackers claim 6700 people affected | news.com.au — Australia's leading news site Microsoft: Iran-linked hackers breached Office 365 customer accounts - The Record by Recorded Future Google notifies 14,000 Gmail users of targeted APT28 attacks - The Record by Recorded Future Google distributing 10,000 security keys to journalists, elected officials, human rights activists | The Daily Swig Peanut butter and ProtonMail: US charges underscore evolution of espionage in digital age Hackers of SolarWinds stole data on U.S. sanctions policy, intelligence probes | Reuters Senate committee advances major cybersecurity legislation - The Record by Recorded Future Justice Department launches a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team - The Record by Recorded Future DOJ to go after government contractors who don't disclose breaches - The Record by Recorded Future TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on major rail and subway systems - The Washington Post OMB orders federal agencies to let CISA access defenses of devices, servers CIA Funding Arm Gave Encrypted App Wickr $1.6 Million U.S. prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks ‘Vault 7' source hits multiple roadblocks Ukraine arrests operator of DDoS botnet with 100,000 bots - The Record by Recorded Future Botnet abuses TP-Link routers for years in SMS messaging-as-a-service scheme - The Record by Recorded Future Microsoft said it mitigated a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever - The Record by Recorded Future Report links Indian company to spyware that targeted Togolese activist - The Record by Recorded Future Trolls defaced Twitch's website with pictures of Jeff Bezos, the latest security concern Twitch says no user passwords or cards numbers were exposed in major hack - The Record by Recorded Future Video game streaming service Twitch suffers major data breach Woman Allegedly Hacked Flight School, Cleared Planes With Maintenance Issues to Fly Microsoft to disable Excel 4.0 macros, one of the most abused Office features - The Record by Recorded Future NSA warns of ALPACA TLS attack, use of wildcard TLS certificates - The Record by Recorded Future Azure, GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket mass-revoke SSH keys following bug report - The Record by Recorded Future Reverse engineering and decrypting CyberArk vault credential files | Jelle Vergeer Security researchers find another UEFI bootkit used for cyber-espionage - The Record by Recorded Future Apple patches iPhone zero-day in iOS 15.0.2 - The Record by Recorded Future Bindiff and POC for the IOMFB vulnerability, iOS 15.0.2 | IOMFB_integer_overflow_poc Apache HTTP Server update fails to squash path traversal, RCE bugs | The Daily Swig Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity | The White House
"Wait...did Jesus write the Bible?" Join us this week as we sit down with special guest, Christopher Travers, Ph.D., to talk through the deep ties and tensions between religion and spirituality within the Black community. For more info about our guests and their experiences with respectability politics, you can connect with them via email at email@example.com. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some cakes and cupcakes, reach out to @RoHoBakery on Facebook and Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
Welcome to Book of Lies Podcast.This week we have for you tale of Jeremy Wilson, known by numerous aliases because he loves stealing identities, lying about his age and country of origin this guy is a real mench. Promo from Mouse and Weens Visit us online at www.bookofliespodcast.com to subscribe and listen to previous episodes. Join us on Patreon to support us for $2 a month, for commercial free and early episodes, along with bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/Bookofliespodcast Have a dog or know a dog? Send them some of Sunni's deliciously healthy Pumpkin Dog Biscuits from www.beautysbiscuits.com us offer code "LIES" for 15% off,
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month! The Docs go over simple ways you can check your breasts and lifestyle tips for lowering your risk of breast cancer. Singer Mary J. Blige recently stated in an article that she did not know about breast cancer or mammograms until she was 40 despite having a history of breast and other cancers in her family. The Docs talk about the importance of talking to your families about family history, doing self exams, and advocating for your health as Black women, as well as where they may sometimes fall short in their own lives. Read the article about Mary J. Blige: "I didn't know about breast cancer or mammograms until I was 40!"--New Episodes every Tuesday, available wherever you get your podcasts! Rate and Subscribe! Also, join us for our live streams on Facebook and Youtube!Sign Up for our newsletter here or at 3BlackDocs.com Please take a moment to fill out our survey so we can continue to bring you the content you love! Join the Conversation! Follow us on social media!3 Black Docsfacebook.com/3blackdocstwitter.com/3blackdocsinstagram.com/3blackdocsYouTube.com/3blackdocsDr. Karen Winkfieldfacebook.com/drwinkfieldtwitter.com/drwinkfieldinstagram.com/drwinkfieldDr. Zanetta Lamarfacebook.com/drzanettainstagram.com/drzanetta
Happy Tuesday, alligayzers!!Ashley begins by giving a difficult but important update regarding the podcast as a whole.For the movie this week, Ashley talks about Lyle (Prime/Kanopy). A thriller described as the lesbian version of Rosemary's Baby.Jump to film - 6.16 TW //suicide, child loss, mental health struggles, demons, trauma surrounding giving birth That's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Support Us ! - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepodWhere to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoG
Another double-guest spectacular with Phone Hacks' regulars, Brett Blake and Tim Hewitt. Mike dredges up some bad FB memories, Capper raps about a certain Subway spokesperson and Hewy is a POC (performer of comedy). Join the Patreon here: www.patreon.com/thephonehacks! Just $7 (AUD) for 4 bonus eps a month. Get tons of behind the scenes hacks and pranks and help keep this podcast going! Subscribe where you're listening and leave a review to get the word out there. For screenshots from the episode and to share your own check out The Phone Hacks Facebook Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sidney, Emma, Sara and Rachel are back at it with a new episode! In this episode, they discuss the environmental racism, and the impacts that it has on POC and other minorities in our country. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/suburbanrealtalk/support
Chief, Bell, and Prentice dive into the conversation surrounding stepping out of your comfort zone. The fellas realize they carry the same feelings regarding three completely different situations and break down how to address the new/different seasons they are experiencing in their lives. Prentice discloses some hard truths about the current turmoil in his life.
It's Thursday, fruity hoes!This week's shorty starts off with more of Ashley's Spooky Sounds™️. Tina tells about her childhood haunted house experience. They are later joined by Ness to play an interesting game of Never Have I Ever. A lot of topics DID NOT make the cut. Stay tuned for an "After-Hours Part Two".That's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Buy Us a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepodWhere to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoG
This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in back in studio once again trying to make sense of the Pac-12 conference, with the top-two teams from our Pac-12 Power Rankings losing. Looking up and down both divisions, it appears that any program is capable of beating any other program (OK maybe not Colorado or Arizona) and that will likely means the chaos continues for the entire season. Does this mean the Pac-12 is once again out of the College Football Playoff race? We all know the answer to that. The guys also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 6 and only four games on the docket with California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington on their BYE weeks. And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails! Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For this special 500th episode of In The Thick, Maria and Julio reflect on this milestone of centering POC voices. Then, Julio and guest co-host Wajahat Ali are joined by ITT All-Stars Terrell Jermaine Starr, foreign affairs reporter and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, and Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the weekly newsletter Indigenously. They get into what it means to seek out and create spaces for journalists of color, the latest developments in Congress, and they look forward to the Supreme Court's upcoming session.ITT Staff Picks:Journalist S. Mitra Kalita reports on the need for hiring managers to holistically support women and people of color in the workplace in this joint column for Charter and TIME Magazine.For Washington Post Opinions, columnist Jennifer Rubin writes about Representative Pramila Jayapal's tenacity and firm stance on the infrastructure bill and reconciliation package.The Supreme Court “is now poised to do what a mob of white terrorists never could: Stop progress,” writes Elie Mystal for The Nation on the court's current term. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Another great week in the NFL. Poc and Tomas are back to break it all down! Time Stamps: - Intro: 0:00 - Bucs VS. Pats: 5:05 - Cards VS. Rams: 11:30 ⁃ Quarter Season Awards ~ MVP: 17:35 ⁃ ROTY: 19:30 ⁃ Biggest Surprise: 24:20 ⁃ Biggest Disappointment: 28:50 ⁃ Watson Talk: 31:35 Leave us a rating and follow @fromthenosebleedspod & @catchtheblitz on Instagram/Twitter! Also, check out https://catchtheblitz.com/ and https://linktr.ee/FromTheNosebleedsPod 'From The Nosebleeds' presented by 'Catch The Blitz'! Hosted by Thomas Pocrnic and Tomas Coburn featuring producer Paolo Gismondi. This is a football podcast covering the ins and outs of the football world and the lifestyle of being a fan, pop culture, and much more!
In this episode we take a look at shadowbanning and other challenges POC, WOC, and other people outside the "mainstream" face when connecting on social media. Influencers, creators, and algorithms! We revisit the topic of social media this week, but this time we are discussing the mysterious beast that is shadow-banning. Difficult to define and harder to prove, content creators of size, of color, women, queer, and disabled seem to be experiencing this occurrence at higher levels. Wether it's stricter censorship or blocking from potential “views” and “likes” we're seeing how content is being shifted and controlled. How does this impact movements like Black Lives Matter? And what does this mean for other racially charged content that falls under the “freedom of speech”? We explore these questions and these topics in the show: Examples of shadow-banning Influencers and Tiktok fame Reporting inappropriate content Black Lives Matter The hypocrisy/double standers of what content is or isn't banned How representation still matters on social media The dangers AND benefits of siloed social media content The added challenges (and sometimes danger) for marginalized content creaters This episode's Happy Place - hint*, we'll have you accessorizing in the rain! Check out our previous episodes exploring the world of social media: Social Media Etiquette: https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/689d29b692b14203/social-media-etiquette Social Media & IRL: https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/0f2397350d724f4d/social-media-and-irl Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art. We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808. Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too. If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D Find out more at https://biracialunicorns.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
In the days following Dr. Karen's appointment to the NCI's National Cancer Advisory Board, she reflects on what it took to get here and how attitudes toward disparities research has changed. Dr. Zanetta and Dr. Tiffany discuss their unique pathways to health disparities work, including the ways in which they were deterred or dissuaded from it, and how they were able to include it in their journey. --New Episodes every Tuesday, available wherever you get your podcasts! Rate and Subscribe! Also, join us for our live streams on Facebook and Youtube!Sign Up for our newsletter here or at 3BlackDocs.com Please take a moment to fill out our survey so we can continue to bring you the content you love! Join the Conversation! Follow us on social media!3 Black Docsfacebook.com/3blackdocstwitter.com/3blackdocsinstagram.com/3blackdocsYouTube.com/3blackdocsDr. Karen Winkfieldfacebook.com/drwinkfieldtwitter.com/drwinkfieldinstagram.com/drwinkfieldDr. Zanetta Lamarfacebook.com/drzanettainstagram.com/drzanetta
IT'S SPOOKY TIME, YA FRUITY GOBLINS AND GHOULS!!!This week's episode begins with Ashley swooning over Danny Phantom and Shego. Tina retorts by explaining the gameplay of Legends of the Hidden Temple. For the movie this week, the pair talks about Jennifer's Body (Prime). A film about a possessed cheerleader who eats guys and makes out with ladies. Ashley and Tina wonder what song best describes someone's coming out experience. Jump to film - 15.35TW // several mentions of the r-word, microaggressions, racism (specifically toward the Asian community), assault, eating disorders, mental health facility, blood, gore, violence That's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Support Us ! - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepodWhere to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoG
Join us as we not only talk about queer representation in media but queer POC representation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letters-too/message
Hello and Welcome to Book of Lies Podcast. This week we have the story straight from American Greed Reed Ferrari Mike Banuelos is a fake music promoter, that waste peoples time and money, in the name of fake it to you make it. He cons 4IZE a good friend of Ludacris and other upcoming artists. First we catchup on Episode 3 of RHOSLC and follow the case of Tom Girardi v. his clients Connect with us on social @bookofliespodcast or visit us online www.bookofliespodcast.comwww.beautysbiscuits.com offer code "LIES"
Short episode touching on the lack of attention missing POC get and what little thing we're doing to help. Facebook goes down and proves that Diversity matters in all things not the least of which how we market our businesses and interact with others. Finally we are highlighting voices from the Latinx community in October so I share a couple interesting facts and leave you with an important question. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diversityonfire/message
Roller skating has experienced a resurgence during the pandemic with videos of people dancing on roller skates blowing up on tik tok, but many do not know where these moves come from, and the role that Black skaters and skaters of color have played in keeping roller skating alive and accessible for their communities. For Amy Collado, founder of Butter Roll- a New York based social enterprise focused on Black, Indigenous and POC wellness through roller skating & the arts- the history of roller skating is personal. Amy recalls her mother's memories of coming of age on the roller rinks back in 1970's Brooklyn- memories that connect her to a legacy of joy, resistance, and community.
Welcome to episode 71!AD brings us in with the kidnapping of Steven Stayner, with a bonus story regarding his brother Cary Stayner. It really does go from sad to super messed up, so heads up. Marina then tells us the tale of John George Haigh and the progression of his crimes throughout his life.
Get ready for the spooky season with us & Darro as we talk with him about his upcoming spooky music video, being a classically trained guitarist, AAPI diversity in the pop-punk/emo scene and the current wave of new POC artists/band and more!Follow & Support Darro:Twitter, Insta, Listen, TikTok______SOOTHSAYER HOT SAUCE X SPICY TAKESCan the guys in Action/Adventure stand the heat? Tune in to our latest episode of Spicy Takes on our YouTube channel to find out!In this episode, we feature their hot sauce "Poser Poison" sauce, which includes hints of Mexican chocolate and scorpion pepper. It's sold out online BUT you can snag a ticket to their upcoming tour this fall, & snag a bottle at their merch table. you can scoop over on their website.Make sure to give Soothsayer a follow on Insta to stay up to date with them + upcoming sauce drops. Also! Subscribe to us on YouTube so you can be the first to see our spiciest takes. EMO KID SUMMER MERCHSun's Out, Stay Inside! Or maybe you're feeling a nu-metal vibe? Whichever it is, we've got you covered! Grab our summer 2.0 drop now in our store!Thanks to our designer Joey Resko for our designs.___________________________CHECK OUT: BAD PLANNING X HIGHWIRE HOUSE SHOW (CHICAGO)Looking for a good ol' fashioned house show? Are you in Chicagoland and looking to monster mosh it out while supporting a good cause? Well Our friends in Bad Planning & Highwire are playing a haunted house gig on Fri. Oct. 22 in Hanover Park! Honey Creek, Radar & our friends in Wolf Rd. will also be there to get your bones rattlin'. It's $5 at the door & it goes to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.Check out the FB event for more info!Join the club!Twitch: https://emosocialclub.tvDiscord: https://emosocial.club/discordTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@xemosocialclubxTwitter: https://emosocial.club/twitterInstagram: https://emosocial.club/instagramYoutube: https://emosocial.club/youtubeFacebook: https://emosocial.club/facebook Follow us!Brian: @spookypants1Lizzie: @bordenbathory
Do you ever catch yourself over-explaining yourself to others? This episode is for you. There are ample situations where we feel like the other person requires an explanation when in reality, they don't. This week, we are talking about what causes us to over-explain and why changing this behavior can be empowering and help you level up in every area of your life. Thrive Health Lab Wellness Week and So Hum Wellness Present a Mental Health Reset: Black and POC instructors offering FREE wellness classes (virtual and in-person) from yoga & meditation to seasonal nutrition, decolonizing wellbeing to therapists offering talks on wellness plans and personal development. Register today at www.ThriveHealthLab.comWatch this episode on YouTube
On this episode of Black Educated & Broke: The crew's all back ... basically so you know the foolery commenced. We kickoff the show discussing Ari's lavish gift to Moneybagg, Jayda Wayda getting arrested in Jamaica and R.Kelly finally being convicted. Mike B has your Melanin News Millennial Table Talk: Q brings up the discussion of, " Why is it that POC do not get the same media coverage when we come up missing?!" It gets deep y'all ... tap in. Maya's question of the day ... gotta listen and weigh in LOL .. but it has to do with confessing your LOVE!!!! As always Like Share, & Follow us on social media @BlackEducatedandBroke
In this podcast, Yeva picks up where she left off in Part 1. She backs up from her time in Brazil to tell us about peace camps she went to as a kid, and how that took her to places like Tanzania. As the kids who went the camps got older, they started having reunions they dubbed "seminar camps." As a teen, Yeva went to one such reunion the French Alps. Years later, as a college student in Brazil, she was on staff as a seminar camp, coming full circle. Back in Rhode Island, she went straight into medical school. Returned from her time abroad as a young adult, Yeva noted the material abundance found in US versus a place like Brazil. She says she almost quit med school because it was so intense, but she ended up sticking with it. Once her education really ramped up, things like writing for the newspaper and playing flute fell by the wayside. Yeva explains that it was during her time in med school that HIV/AIDS started becoming known. But that wasn't necessarily what brought her west to San Francisco. She cites a spring break trip to The City while she was still in med school that sealed the deal for her—that, a brush with Armistead Maupin, and getting matched with a program at San Francisco General Hospital in family medicine serving underserved populations. Just before her move here in 1990, she came out to help with Loma Prieta earthquake recovery efforts. She did her training, met a partner, had kids, and has worked a lot since her move. Yeva also discovered poetry and shares the story of how that happened. We end this episode with Yeva's thoughts on San Francisco today as well as what could be in store for The City's future. And then she reads one of her poems: "Incantation for Black Lives to Remain in Focus After the Outrage Fades." We recorded this podcast at Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park in September 2021. Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
It's Thursday, fruity hoes!This week's shorty starts off with the pair discussing Tina's upcoming birthday. Ashley makes some spooky sound effects. Tina later reviews Birds of Paradise and Ashley comes up with some gender-neutral insults. TW (for the movie) // strobe lights, miscarriage, eating disorders, suicide, incestTW (topics discussed in episode starting at 28:38) // pedophilia, racism, blackface, suicide, grooming That's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Buy Us a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepodWhere to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoG
Phoebe Robinson is all grown up. The standup comedian, New York Times best-selling author, and co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast and HBO show recently started her own imprint with Penguin Random House to focus on publishing women, POC and queer authors; including her own new book, Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes. And even MORE adult: she says she finally has matching dishes and an Instant Pot! Phoebe's favorite tacos in the whole wide world are from a taqueria in...Copenhagen! Hija de Sanchez's Mexican American chef/owner, Rosio Sanchez, joins host Rachel Belle to share the challenges of cooking fantastic, traditional Mexican food Denmark, where many people still attempt to eat tacos with a knife and fork. Follow Rachel Belle on Instagram! This episode is sponsored by Ooni Pizza Ovens, the world's first portable pizza oven company! Rachel Belle has been in love with her Ooni for 3+ years & if you want to make the best homemade pizza of your life visit www.ooni.com/yourlastmeal See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
MYSTERY: We're keeping things fresh as we discuss 2 American missing cases that happened this year. First we we bring everything we know about #WhatHappenedToJelaniDay who vanished from Illinois on August 24th; then the bizarre disappearance of geologist Daniel Robinson who was last seen in the Arizona desert on June 23rd.
Taylor Orci is a TV and screenwriter known for their work on Vida and the Emmy-nominated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix. Taylor is also known for creating the web video ‘Bitchy Resting Face' that went so viral it got the term in the dictionary! Taylor talks about how they navigated their writing career and forged their own path: "If I followed all the well-intended advice that people looked me straight in the eye and said, 'I'm trying to help you,' I wouldn't have a job right now. I wouldn't have a career." Taylor goes on to discuss the need for more diversity in the industry, especially in positions of power: "You need to have more queer people and POC people occupying levels of authority… from mid-level to upper level to the executive level and beyond… We need to be seeing more representation and more butts in seats because different decisions are going to be made when you have those people in the room." Don't forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes! Now available on Google Podcasts!
This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio discussing the first full weekend of Pac-12 conference play, going over the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately there was plenty of ugly to go around including Arizona going two calendar years without a win on the football field, Colorado going 24-straight possessions without scoring a point (a Pac-12 record) and the Trojans getting throttled at home by the Oregon State Beavers. They also preview and make their picks against the spread for what should be an interest week five for the conference that includes just five games because both Utah and Arizona are on a BYE this weekend. And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails! Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's no secret that the world of business is skewed to serve a certain group of people.If you aren't a cis white male with an Ivy League degree and an impressive resume, your chances of ‘making it' in this industry are slim.And if you're a Black entrepreneur?Those chances are close to nonexistent.Systematic barriers of entry have kept Black entrepreneurs out of the conversation for decades. And while everyone knew of the problem, very few were actively making an effort to help solve it pre-2020.Well, today's guest, Jill Johnson, has been tirelessly working towards breaking down their barriers for decades. Jill is the co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Leadership. When she started this business in 2002 with her father, her goal was simple - to help the economic development of minorities through entrepreneurship.Jill's parents ran a newspaper publishing business which meant she had several opportunities growing up to interact with small entrepreneurs and see exactly why they struggled to make payroll.Then, when she got her first job at Goldman Sachs, she was able to come in close contact with people who created tremendous wealth.That's when she realized that they were not people who looked like her or anyone in her community.So, she started her business because she saw that certain groups of people have to face barriers that just shouldn't exist. She understood that there was infrastructure needed not only to help these groups financially but also to offer them hands-on support so they could succeed as entrepreneurs.In today's episode, Jill discusses the various ways she helps Black and minority entrepreneurs, what she feels the biggest barrier to entry really is for POC business owners, and the concept of wealth in the Black community.Here's a peek at what else you can expect: How everyone can help minority businesses The difference between a business owner and an entrepreneur Why not everyone should start a business (and how it's totally okay and fulfilling to be an employee!) How she acknowledges her own privilege and uses it to help other entrepreneurs The problem with angel investors and diversity And more!We could've spoken to Jill for hours. Our conversation with her was deep, rich, and entertaining. We're thankful people like Jill exist and we want more of our And She Spoke community to help out! Check out the link in our Resources to learn more about what Jill does and how you can help. Resources: Institute for Entrepreneurship Leadership Women of Color Connect The Making of Black Angels Small Businesses Need Us GoalSetter Calendly The Value of a Wife (And She Spoke) This week's Joy: Outside of her family and kids, Jill has been finding great joy in walking. To her, there's nothing better than some good weather, nice music, and a long walk for her to collect her thoughts and recharge.This week's Hustle: Jill's hustle is a tool we also recommend to everyone we meet - Calendly! Not only is it super easy to navigate, but it also has dramatically reduced the time it takes for us to book meetings. Jill says she can't run her business(es) without it and we agree!This podcast is brought to you by the Marvelous online teaching platform.Marvelous is an easy-to-use platform that helps you build and sell your own courses memberships and live-streamed programs. Go from idea to open for business in just minutes. Unlike other startups, Marvelous was created by women for women. If you're looking for a simple, streamlined way to build and grow an online business. You can learn more at Marvelous.
Hello and Welcome to Book of Lies Podcast. This week we have the story of Reed Elliot Slatkin the Scientologist Investor, that got rich as an early investor of Earthlink. When being rich wasn't enough he reached out to his religious circle and urged them to investor their savings with him offering 20% returns on investments. First we catchup on Episode 2 of RHOSLC. Promo from Geeksploration Podcast **Suicide Trigger Warning***Connect with us on social @bookofliespodcast or visit us online www.bookofliespodcast.com
Bravo Fucking Bravo! Bravo is my love language and so is Sasha Morfaw's. We share this insatiable love for Bravo TV! Sasha Morfaw Joined The Take On. Sasha and I break down all things RHOBH, RHONY & Below Deck. We also discuss the fact that POC cast members on Bravo shows aren't a monolith and don't speak for their entire race. If you a Bravoholic like me then you'll love this episode! FOLLOW SASHA MORFAW: Instagram @thebravobreakdown FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @amiryasstweets TikTok: @AmirYassOfficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to keep your patients your patients on the schedule so they will finish their POC, get the result they want, and send you WOM referrals!www.physicaltherapybiz.com/apply PT Everywhere: https://pteverywhere.com/Do you enjoy the podcast? If so, leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and tell a friend to do the same!Are you a member of our free PT Entrepreneur Facebook Group? If not, head to the link below and join the community!https://www.facebook.com/groups/ptentrepreneur/
Happy Tuesday, alligayzers!!Ashley and Tina begin the episode by discussing their history with spicy foods. For the movie this week, the duo talks about Anchor and Hope (Kanopy). A film about lesbians trying to have a baby on a houseboat. Ashley and Tina try to answer a tough question: Could you pick out the smell of your partner's poop?Jump to film - 15.33TW // child loss, pet loss, fertility issues, mention of the r-wordThat's it for this episode! Full length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alligayzers!!Support Us ! - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femalegayzepodWhere to find us - https://solo.to/femalegayzepodLeave us a voicemail - (917) 408-3535Movies we've covered - https://boxd.it/brOoG
Where are all our rich, wh*te folx willing to let us borrow their yacht for a day? We'll even give you one of those “allyship cookies” y'all be talking about. Tune in as we talk about topics of: the Instagram shadow-ban, r*pe apologists, and the U.S. Census revealing that by 2045, wh*te people will be a minority racial population. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and partner with some great Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) consulting work for your institution or company, reach out to @RowensConsulting on Facebook and @MxRowen on Instagram and Twitter. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
Are you ready to GEAR UP this Fall? Today on the podcast, I'll be talking about cycling and offering ideas on everything from how you can get started to leveling up. This includes tips and advice on where to shop, what to buy, and the latest and greatest gear. Earlier this summer, we enlisted a team of Marni on the Move Insiders comprised of avid listeners of the pod, to help test out some cool products, in addition to my all-time fave gear. Our cycling recommendations are specific to tri and road. However, if you are gravel or MTB curious, not to worry, we have a few episodes coming up this month for you! This episode is one of a four part series that includes Personalized Nutrition, DIY Health Tests, Running, and Recovery. If you are new to the pod, I am a triathlete, Ironman Certified Coach, runner, road cyclist, windsurfer, yoga practitioner, 500 hour certified teacher, wellness biohacker, and entrepreneur. In case you haven't noticed, the sport of Cycling is on the rise from commuting to racing and everything in between. This July 2021, we featured a week long cycling series on the podcast, Wheels Up, episodes 176-181 with guests: MOTM EP 176: Kate Powlison from SRAM talking bike components and innovation MOTM EP 177: Kate Veronneau, Senior Content Strategist from Zwift talking about the gamification of endurance sports + unlocking a professional carrer through Zwift Road Academy MOTM EP 178: Professional Cyclist, Ella Harris, Canyon/SRAM, talks racing & training MOTM EP 179: Chip Hawkins, Wahoo Fitness Founder shares his entrepreneurial adventure, the Wahoo Ecosystem, and the training that fuels him for success! MOTM EP 180: Ann Marie Miller, Level 2 Cycling Coach, Bike Fit Specialist and 5X UCI Masters Road Champ & 15 X US National Masters Road Champ MOTM EP 181: Omer Shapira Israeli National Champ and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Brands mentioned on the podcast: Giro, POC, Castelli, BettyDesigns, MAAP, The Pro's Closet, Wahoo Fitness, Zwift, Canyon||SRAM, SRAM, 100%, Strictly Bicycles. Head over to our Instagram Reels and Tik Tok to see more in-depth mentions, product reviews, and unboxing. CONNECT Marni On The Move Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube Marni Salup on Instagram and Spotify SUBSCRIBE Sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Download for Marni on the Move updates, exclusive offers, invites to events, and exciting news! TRAIN Meet me on Zwift, Strava, or Peloton OFFERS Take control of your health and wellness journey with InsideTracker, the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood, DNA, and lifestyle to help you optimize your body from the inside out. Transform your body's data into meaningful insights and a customized action plan of the science-backed nutrition recommendations you need to optimize your health! Get 25% percent off today at InsideTracker with our code CHEERSMARNI or click on this link: https://info.insidetracker.com/marnionthemove Head over to our SHOP page for additional offers from Marni on the Move partners, sponsors, and guests SUPPORT THE PODCAST Leave us a review on Apple. It's easy, scroll through the episode list on your podcast app, click on five stars, click on leave a review, and share what you love about the conversations you're listening to. Tell your friends to what you love on social. Screenshot or share directly from our stories the episode you're listening to, tag us and the guests, and use our new Marni on the Move Giphy!
This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio breaking down what was an extremely rough Saturday night for the Pac-12, with the Pac-12 South losing all five of its out of conference games, dropping the conferences OOC record to a putrid 23-27. The Conference of Champions only has one undefeated team remaining heading into the meat of conference play, the Oregon Ducks. As our friend Jon Wilner pointed out, the Pac-12 has lost to 6 Power Five opponents, 5 Mountain West teams, 3 times to BYU alone plus two FCS opponents (and a partridge in a pear tree). The guys talk about the disappointing end to the Pac-12's weekend, some shakeup at quarterback for several schools and of course they look ahead to week 4 and make their picks against the spread. And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails! Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at email@example.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices