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Red Pill Revolution
Indoctrination Nation: The Dark Side of School Systems | Satanic Grammys | J.K Rowling Under Fire | Chinese Spy Balloons |

Red Pill Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 65:30


Welcome to a journey down the rabbit hole of modern society. In this podcast, we dive into the controversial and often overlooked topics that impact our daily lives. From the rising threat of Chinese spy balloons to the ongoing J.K Rowling/ Harry Potter Video Game controversy, we examine the facts and challenge popular beliefs. We also shed light on how industrialized school systems may be indoctrinating future generations and explore the dark side of the music industry with the recent "satanic" Grammy performance by pop artist Sam Smith. Join us as we uncover the truth and spark thought-provoking discussions around current events.    Subscribe and leave a 5-star review! ----more---- Donate to support the show by going to https://givesendgo.com/redpillrevolution   Our website https://redpillrevolution.co/    Podcast Companion: https://redpillrevolution.substack.com   ----more---- Full Transcription    Welcome to the Revolution. Hello and welcome. It's Red Pill Revolution. My name is Austin Adams and thank you so much for listening today. I appreciate it. We're gonna jump right into it. We have some very interesting articles that we're gonna discuss from current events, and then we are going to talk all about the topic of the week, which is this week is going to be the education system and the industrialization of the education system more primarily. So we're gonna go back and talk about actually when the Amer Modern American education system came to be. What it is today, how it came to be, what it is today, who the money was provided by through the General Education Board for it to become what it is today, which is an industrialized factory pushing out children and literally, Programming you to become a conformist and somebody who is passive and somebody who is non-creative and a factory worker, just as the man who funded it himself said. So we will discuss that. Before we discuss that though, we are also going to discuss the Satanic performance during the Grammys by performer Sam Smith. All right. Sam Smith performed his hit song, unholy, right? Starting off to a good start there, unholy in a Satanic outfit with, uh, women in bondage all around him with flames all around him. And uh, yeah. And then immediately after that, there's a certain company that was promoting this and sponsoring this show, which is hilarious, and we will talk about who that was once we get into it. After that, we're also going to discuss the Pentagon coming out and saying that  talking about the Chinese spy. Which is probably, if nothing else, just great comedy. I cannot believe that this, the white balloon floating through the sky became the, the biggest hit story for how many days . And we'll talk about what my thoughts are on that and why I think it was just a huge distraction for something else that was bigger going on. Uh, so we'll talk about what that is, and then we are also going to discuss the controversy that is surrounding the very new Harry Potter game. Now, I, for one, am stoked about this game. I read my daughter Harry Potter every single night. I love JK Rowling. I posted about her last week. I really appreciate her opinions on the, uh, current events that are going on surrounding the trans movement and some things like that that she's spoken out on, uh, protecting actual women's rights. So there's been some controversy surrounding that. We'll talk about why, but. Just know this. JK Rowling is on the good side, , she is on the good side, and there's not too many of us, right? Especially when it comes to, you know, authors and generally creative people in the the large spotlight of the world. So holding down the Fort JK Rowling, I appreciate you. All right. Then, like I said, we're gonna jump into our main topic of the week, which is all gonna be about how the education system is just indoctrinating your children and turning them into factory workers and how that started, who founded it, why, and how to correct it for you and your family moving forward. So without further ado, let's jump into it. But first things first, I need you to hit that subscribe button if you're new here. I appreciate you so much from the bottom of my heart. I love ya. Thank you for listening. If you're already here around with me every single. I love you too. Thank you. I appreciate you. I love these conversations with you guys. So go ahead and hit that subscribe button. If you are already subscribed, leave a five star review and tell me why you love the podcast. Tell me your favorite episode. Tell me something we should talk about, whatever it is. Tell me a guest that I should have on the show, which is the direction that we're moving here shortly, um, is we will be adding in additional shows with interviews. So tell me who that is, um, or who you think I should have on the show, but. Leave a review, then head over to the red pill revolution.dot com. You'll be able to get a free podcast companion every single week directly through your email, which will include all of the links, all of the articles that are discussed here. It will also include all of the subtopic videos, the full video podcast, the podcast directly to your email every week. And it's free. If you can imagine. Last week I released three different articles that we wrote, um, surrounding the topics that we were talking about that week. So I'll have an article out this week about JK Rowling and Harry Potter's video game In the controversy around that. We will have a article out about the spy balloons, and then we will have a article out as well about Sam Smith at the Grammy's. So, and then obviously we're gonna be writing and putting stuff out about the education system, so at least three, maybe four articles this week directly to your inbox on top of the podcast companion. So what the hell are you doing if you are not subscribed? What are you doing? Just head over there right now, red pill revolution.dot com and follow us on, uh, social media at Red Pill Revolt. All right, that's all I got. Go ahead and subscribe. Five star review. Love ya. Let's jump into it. Welcome to Red Pill Revolution. My name is Austin Adams. Red Pill Revolution started out with me, realizing everything that I knew, everything that I believed, everything I interpreted about my life is through the lens of the information I was spoonfed as a child. Religion, politics, history, conspiracies, Hollywood medicine, money, food, all of it. Everything we know was tactfully written to influence your decisions and your view on reality by those in power. Now I'm on a mission, a mission to retrain and reeducate myself to find the true reality of what is behind that curtain. And I'm taking your ass with me. Welcome to the Revolution. All right. All right. All right. And my best Matthew McConaughey impression, the very first thing we're gonna talk about today is Sam Smith's Grammy performance, where he was dressed as the devil on primetime television with women around him dancing in what appeared to be bondage materials with the flames all around them. it's like in primetime, televis. Right children watching this, uh, in, in one of the most celebrated Hollywood events right now, you have people out there like Alex Jones, who have been talking about Hollywood being satanic, calling them Satanists for decades, and everybody for how long has pointed to Alex Jones and called him a conspiracy theorist, and all of a sudden it's just rubbed in our face constantly from the artwork that was on the wall of Freaky Friday. Mom's, uh, business meeting office that we talked about last week to Sam Smith's Grammy performance to. Basically everything that comes out of Hollywood from the, uh, the cosmetic lines of the Kardashians to, uh, uh, there's basically nothing that you can point to that is not satanic at this point in Hollywood. that's an exaggeration, but this is probably one of the most egregious ones. So we're, there's a lot, a lot of pushback on this, and let's find out why. So this article comes from Yahoo News and it says, did we really need a satanic bondage show at the Grammys? And this again, comes from Yahoo News, which is kind of surprising to me because Yahoo News is primarily left-leaning and even they're critiquing this. All right, so it goes on to say that, wanna know why so many people are giving up on mainstream pop culture? Take a look at Sam Smith and Kim Petra's performance of their hit song, unholy at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, in case you missed it. Variety described the performance as including Petras dancing in a cage, flanked by some dominatrices wearing satanic headgear. Smith also dawned a satanic top hat as huge flames heated up the stage, you know, wholesome family entertainment, . Uh, now it looks totally possible for a mature adult to watch this and see it for what it is, an aggressive reach for attention through controversy, right? And, and that's what some people have done is like a defense to this, right? When it came to Balenciaga, when it came to even this, you'll see a lot of people are just saying, oh, it's just they're, they're trying to push controversy. Well, here's the thing about. Right When we're talking about people's religions, when we're talking about like the actual good verse e like maybe this isn't the time when Balenciaga is literally subtweeting pedophilia and satanic ritualistic, I don't know, endeavors through their ad campaigns. And then Jamie Lee Curtis gets called out for having a, a, a pedophilia based artwork on her wall. And then, uh, you know, all, all of these things, all of these things that are happening simultaneously over the last, I don't know, two to three years maybe now's not the time to have a Satanic ritual on stage during the Grammys. That's all I'm saying. Maybe , maybe, maybe there's a better time for that and maybe it's not immediately after Balenciaga, Jamie Lee Curtis and all of these people. Epstein like maybe now is not the. Right. Maybe there's a better time for that or maybe there's no reason for it all when you're pushing it during mainstream hours, right? You have children watching the Grammys. It's the Grammys. It's like literally like going to watch American Idol and then all of a sudden they're pushing satanism down your throat and everybody's acting like satanism isn't an actual thing, right? I watched something on Joe Rogan. I was watching the, a recent Joe Rogan episode where it was, ah, gosh, what's the guy's name? Let me see if I can find it. The guy was on Joe Rogan and he was talking about how ridiculous it is that the, the right takes, the idea that there's satanism within high up political positions and within Hollywood and all of these things. Seriously, right? Like Kyle Kolinsky, Kyle Kolinsky, which wasn't, you know, wasn't, wasn't the most crazy positions that he held during this, and I would be happy to speak with him. Um, but. His position was this. He, he went on to Joe Rogan and said something along the lines of the fact that there's real conspiracies out there, right? There's things like Epstein Island are real, but things like the Q Conspiracy, which, yes, there's definitely some crazy weird, unrealistic, bizarre and far reaching positions within the Q movement, but one of them that he called out specifically was that there is, uh, satanic rituals happening in high up positions of Hollywood and government political positions. Right. He, he alluded to the idea that, oh, that's just a conspiracy and everybody wants to call them out. But, you know, Joe Rogan has talked about this specifically, that there's actually things going on like Bohemian Grove, where you have people who are in high political positions, who are in, who are multi-billionaires, who all meet each other at a certain little club. In California, in burn EFS that are supposed to be child sacrifices to a owl God at Bohemian Grove, which again, going back to Alex Jones, he actually went and did undercover work to be there during one of these and saw the whole thing go down. This is real right now. He talked about the comet ping pong pizza thing and like pizza gate and all of that, and how crazy that is. And maybe, maybe so. Maybe that's crazy, but you cannot tell me that there is not satanists riddled within high political and positions within high, uh, societal positions like Hollywood, like music, like politics. You cannot tell me that that is not a thing. It's already been proven in places like Bohemian Grove, and then these things just compound on top of it. Right. So when we see people like Bill Clinton riding on Epstein's plane to go to Epstein Island, bill Gates being best friends, it seems like with Epstein during all of this, right, all of these people having their own islands, and then you look at the, the altars sitting on the top of Epstein Island, you cannot tell me that there is not a deeper issue going on there at all. That is not motivated in some sort of anti, uh, anti Christianity, anti-God satanic ritualistic thing going on there that is self-admitted, in be the Bohemian Grove situation. We already know that to be true. So it's frustrating to me that everybody is still trying to say that you're crazy for saying that these things exist. If you tell me that I'm crazy for believing that Christians exist, everybody would look at you and go, yeah, you're done. And, but you tell people that there's actual satanism in high positions in politics or, or even that they just exist in general. And people all of a sudden think you're a wild conspiracy theorist. It's like, no, there is a good and there is an evil, there is a light and there is a dark it. It's a real thing, guys. Okay? Now that all kind of goes back to the music conversation here, right? The conversation here is that maybe this was a cry for attention. Maybe this was a cry for controversy. Maybe they wanted to get more eyes on the Grammys cuz nobody gives a shit about it at all anymore. Nobody watches the Grammys, at least not that I know. Nobody wa, nobody cares about any of these shows anymore. They're completely irrelevant. So maybe it is a cry for attention and all publicity is good publicity, even if it is Satanic, right? Maybe that's the case, but maybe now is not the time to do that with all these things coming out, like Balenciaga and all of these other campaigns that have been rearing their ugly heads during this time, right? So, . There's my thought on that. All right. It moves on to say that this, um, it says that there was the 1980s satanic panic when politicians wives were able to get congressional hearings held to tackle the supposed scourge of heavy metal bands that seemed harmlessly campy. With the passage of time and last night's Satan bonded show reminded me of that onion headline from 22 years ago. Marilyn Manson now goes door to door trying to shock people . But even if you see the Satanic shtick as more schlocky than disturbing, it's hard to make the case that images of women grinding in cages are appropriate for network television on a Sunday night during prime time, a time when the broadest audience available, including children are watching. Again, we are talking about the Grammy Awards mainstream Pop Music's Oscars, which aired on CBS b s from 8:00 PM Now, one thing about it too is c b s before the show said, ready. What did they say? They said in a tweet, ready to worship. CBS b s, the same CBS b s that you watched Arthur on, pretty sure that was Cbs b s, the same c b s that you throw on kids' cartoons is saying, ready to worship the devil with Sam ha Sam Smith at the Grammy Awards. Now to piggyback off of that and make things even worse on the transition out of the performance, the very next thing that pops on the screen with flames in the background is sponsored by none other than Pfizer, who would have thought, , you cannot write this. Why would they do that? Why would they do that? If I was, if I was sponsoring, you know, how much that ad position costs? Do you know how much Pfizer paid out to have that specific position during the Grammy? On the backs of a Satanic ritual music performance that was going on, whether it was for shock factor or if it was really what happened. Now some people are also showing and talking about the 2000 plus people that died from an earthquake the day following. I'm not saying anything about that, but it's an interesting coincidence. Um, but what in the world, right? So, um, this is not, it goes on to say, this is not to say art shouldn't be provocative. Petris whose past hits include, treat me like a slut. During her acceptance speech, after winning the Grammy best pop duo performance for unholy proclaimed that she was the first transition or transgender woman to win the award. And later backstage explained that she grew up wondering about religion and wanting to be a part of it, but slowly realizing it didn't want me to be a part of it. So it's a take on not being able to choose religion and not being able to live the way that people might want you to live. Because as a trans person, I'm already not kind of wanted in religion. So we were doing a take on that and I was kind of, hell keep Kim, what kind of bullshit response is that? That's the best you got for that. Like, oh, I'm trans. That was literally . Literally her response is, well, don't be mad at me. I'm trans. What a perfect response. What , as far as I'm concerned, this says, Willing. Adults can watch this if they want, but last night's TV audience didn't buy a ticket for this. Indeed, on a show intended for general audiences, it was meant to provoke, to push boundaries and very possibly designed to offend a good portion of the audience. At least 30, 40% of the audience is somebody not far left liberal. Which the fact that you even have to say that like the idea that being a associated with trans or the left is inherently makes you much closer to being on the side of the satanic ritualistic performance is kind of comical. Right. And I don't think that very many people would agree with that, that are on the left that would like this to be happening. Like I, I don't think that's, but the mainstream is trying to say that. Right. Anyways, all right, let's go ahead and read on, it goes on to say, All right. And when you're sticking your finger in the eye of millions of people, it's really hard to argue with those saying that Hollywood produces a mainstream popular culture that is openly intolerant of their values. It's also harder to tell them they're wrong and intolerant. If you would prefer to check out, unplug the TV and homeschool your kids, which we'll get to at the end of this choice is a two-way street. And many are making the informed choice to tune out while they still can. I may be attuned to this, more, attuned to this than some. Almost every Sunday, my wife and I sit back at the pew of a conservative church about once a month. The pastor preaches about how bad things are in America and how our culture is. So Deb botched and depraved. Um, so this must be a very opinionated piece from Yahoo that nobody approved cuz they would never let somebody who goes to church be a part of Yahoo All right. Anyways, uh, and then they have the actual performance here. Let's see if we can see the last. Minute there. So 30 seconds. Or not? Or not. All right. Um, moving on. Moving on. All right. The next thing that we're gonna discuss here is going to be, and I'd be interested to see your guys' thoughts. Do you think that they were being real? Do you think that it was all a ploy for controversy? I don't know. Either way, do better. That's like, that's so like, can't be is the right term. Like just cheap. Cheap. If that's what you're doing for controversy, right? That's like you can just maybe be better at singing and writing songs. You don't have to do satanic stuff to get people's attention. All right. Now the next thing discussed here is that the, the . So if you had been under a rock over the last week, there was a big white balloon floating over the United States for days, and allegedly it was a Chinese spy balloon. Now, if you were to engineer a Chinese spy balloon, a spy balloon, why would you make it white Why? Why is the first color that comes to mind in the sky going to be like they just didn't expect there to be clear skies? I don't know, but it was so easy to see. It looked like, like there was everybody who was zooming in on this, this spy balloon thought it was. They're like, there's the moon and what the hell is that? Right? If, if you're truly spending billions of dollars to spy on the United States, I don't think you're doing it by painting a white balloon and then sending it across the country at 14 miles an hour. , it seems like if China already has all of the information they ever need, you know what they needed to do, even if they're flying over Montana for the, the nuke bases that are there, or whatever's going on there that they were trying to gather data and intel for. You know what they had to do? They had to go to TikTok and they had to flip. You know what? They didn't even have to flip a switch. What is this? 1980. They had to search in the search bar, Montana, nuke site, military personnel, and then they would've had a list of every single person ever, and they would've all been actively scrolling, TikTok, talking about everything they would ever have wanted to know. Why in the hell would China need a spy balloon of all things  in 20 2023 to spy on the United States? This seems so comical that they captivated the entire country with this and still managed somehow to make Biden look Incom even more incompetent than he already was in weak. But the fact that this balloon floated over the United States at four miles an hour with some type of solar panels underneath it for days. Days, and we're expected to believe that that was some type of spy balloon. To me, there's absolutely more going on here. Whether it was something to divert the public's attention away from other things that were going on, you know, like Pfizer being tried for crimes against humanity simultaneously. Hmm. Maybe that, which I think, uh, Marjorie Taylor Green brought up within some of the hearings that were going on during that time. Uh, how there was like ungodly amounts of money that were being funneled out of the covid relief sacks going to, you know, all types of horrible things. Um, so I I, I don't see how it was in the diversion. If it was, it worked and the fact that our, the American attention span, it's like, oh, a balloon. There must be nothing else going around that's worthy of news at this time. Like that's the best that they had to divert our attention. And it worked. Right? Like, how is the why? Why are we so easily fooled? Right? What , and if that was true, how, like, there's one of two options here. Option one is that we were truly, truly captivated by a balloon with no other information besides just the fact that there was a balloon. It would've been better if it was like a balloon with like the Chinese flag on it that said like, fuck you, United States or something, That would've been far more entertaining. Like that would've caught my attention better, at least have some good comedy involved. Uh, but it was just a white balloon and just everybody stopped to see what was going on. And somehow we knew it was Chinese before the Chinese even agreed with us. I heard some people saying potentially maybe it was diversion or, or it was some type of test to see if they floated these balloons across the United States simultaneously and like launched E em P attacks. They wanted to test the waters to see how capable we were of tracking them and finding them and how far into the US they would get. Maybe, maybe. But I also think that that, like, just the fact that news companies picked this up so quickly, social media picked this up so quickly. It just seems bizarre to me. Seems bizarre. I don't know, again, I'd be interested to see what your guys' thoughts are. I do not see how this balloon was the best way that China was going to surveil the United States. I, I don't buy it. They already have assets in every single military installation. They have them at every top university. They have every single person including mine, their phone bugged right now to where they're listening to this conversation of me making fun of them. , right? They can hear everything. They know everything. They can look at pictures of my dick on my phone or something. I don't know, right? They, they, they know everything about you. They know everything you're saying when you're saying it. Why the hell, anybody at all would believe they need to float a big white balloon over the United States to actually get any information that they needed is just puzzling and comical to me right now. I put something out there that was a little Babylon esque , which was like, it's my take because the Babylon bee missed on this one. They could have done better, so I put my own out there. Um, but which was that, uh, military too, too busy paying attention to completely harmless TikTok app to notice Chinese spy balloon, which is like kind of a double hit, right? Like the fact that we're gonna all sit and complain about China spying on us with this balloon. Yet every single one of you is sitting there with TikTok on your phone right now, right? Almost everybody. If you don't, and you're still holding all on TikTok, One of two things. You're either over 60, 50, maybe, maybe 45. And if you're under that and you don't got it, you lame, you gotta have TikTok, even if you're showing them off, you know, all your pictures, all your life, telling 'em everything, you know, holding outs, holding out. So just, just give your, give your life over to China. They already, they already have everybody else's information. They might as well own you too. Right. So I, I just, okay, so here's the next thing that came up. As a result of this, the Pentagon came out and said they did not detect previous Chinese spy balloons. Right? So, so the Biden administration came out and tried to say that during the Trump administration there was at least three times that Chinese spy balloons flew over the United States. which then Trump denied. Right. And that was after a top US general said that the Pentagon did not detect them, but there were, the Biden administration was trying to say, well, well it wasn't just us. Trump had two of these or three of these balloons too, right? Which is like just he said, she said H hilarity. Now it goes on and said that we did not detect any of those threats. Um, the Intel community after the fact, I believe, as has been briefed, already assessed those threats from additional means of collection and made us aware of these balloons that were previously approaching North America or transited North America. President Biden ordered the latest Chinese surveillance balloon, which spent days in US Aerospace to be shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday. I highly doubt he had anything to do with that, but the US is currently trying to recover the debris, hoping to gain intelligence from the wreck. After a senior in this article is coming from the Hill. Um, after a senior defense official said over the weekend that the US was aware of at least three different times, such balloons flew over the US During the Trump administration, the former president and his intelligence officials came out to deny the claim. Now they are putting out that the balloon was put up by China during the Trump administration in order to take the heat off the slow moving Biden Fools Trump said in the post untruth social, China has had too much respect for Trump for this to have happened, and it never did just fake disinformation. The clash between the Biden administration and Trump and his former officials prompted rep, uh, representative Marjorie Taylor Green to call for a probe into why Trump was not made aware of the balloons during his presidency if they were detected. If it's true, the Pentagon purposefully did not tell Trump of Chinese spy balloons during his administration. Then we had a serious breach of command during the Trump administration. She said on Twitter, Senior administration officials cited Sunday in Bloomberg reporting said that the US didn't learn about the previous balloons until after Trump had left the Oval Office. It is unclear how the Biden administration learned about the previous flights. Alright, that's my take on the fricking spy balloon , like there's oh oh seven, there's, you know, like, and then there's the Chinese white spy balloon, like the, the, this just shows you how, how far the US has fallen. And then last but not least in the current events trained here is going to be that JK Rawling and the Harry Potter video game are taking heat for seemingly no reason at. Okay. JK Rowling wrote the Harry Potter series, and I put out a, a, a post a couple days ago, few days ago now, um, talking about how JK Rowling has been vehemently posting about how she is against the movement of men wearing wigs pretending to be women and moving into female spaces under the guise of being trans. Okay? She has been very public in her, her disavowing of this movement, of calling out the people that were allowed to be moved into jail. Cells who were like actual six foot four murderers going into jail with women, like, because they were calling themself trans and wearing a wig. So she's been very, very public about this and, and, and, Fully, we, there's, there's actually some people with the balls to do this that are, have this big of a platform because she's taken a ton of heat for it, right? And now here's the, here's what's going on with it. It says, why is Hogwarts legacy a Harry Potter video game so controversial right now? The, the, the, the cliff notes of this is going to be that she doesn't agree with the trans agenda, and she believes in encroachment on feminine spaces and on femininity as a whole, right? Men putting on a wig saying they feel like a woman wearing makeup, watching some YouTube contouring classes, and then all of a sudden going to pee in a women's bathroom. As a result, she doesn't agree with it. Okay? So now everybody's calling for boycotts of the Harry Potter game and like everybody's, like from Twitter perspective and all of these, like people trying to review Harry Potter. Like towing the line, but also really pissed that this video game is just crushing it. It's a sweet looking video game. I can't wait to play it. Um, and I haven't played video games in quite a while, uh, but this one is one that I will almost go out and buy a new gaming system just to be able to play. It looks incredible. So it's a role-playing game of Harry Potter. You start out as if you are a new stu, well, not a new student, a fifth year student at Hogwarts. And then you go through and, and you can create your character, you can go on missions, you get it's, it looks amazing and. Like, for all of us that grew up on Harry Potter, like this is a dream come true. That you have something like this incredible technology like the, the, the picture that I'm looking at of Harry flying a hippogriff right now, which is like a eagle mixed with a horse. If you don't know, the Harry Potter series just looks unbelievable. Like it looks beautiful, all right? And now they're calling for people to boycott it over her position on trans ideology. Now, here's what I have to say, just as like a metapoint over all of this is that I just got done. I've been on a little bit of a fiction kick recently. I haven't read very much fiction in my life at all. So I'm going back and reading like all the OG stuff, right? Like I I the first, this started a little bit, well, I actually say it started with fairy. Um, I just start, I just finished probably a month ago. Uh, Stephen King's new book. That was the number one book of 2022, which was Fairytale, which is an incredible, incredible book. I would highly recommend you go read it. It's a bit thick. It's like 700 pages. It was a bit thick for me to read for my very first fiction book and probably 10 years Um, but it was very good. Captivated my attention. It's an incredible story, beautifully written. Like, so much like it's, it's great. I would highly, highly recommend it. Fairytale by Stephen King. Go check it out. Um, literally if you have a, a library card and, and just go buy it from Amazon anyways, cause it's like 15 bucks. Um, but here's the deal. I don't agree with the things that Stephen King said about politics. I don't agree with his positions on politics. I don't. He he's constantly calling out the right, he's, he's very liberal in his ideology. He does not agree with the Second Amendment. I could give two shits what Stephen King thinks about politics. You know what? He's an incredible writer, and I don't care what he thinks about politics. He's an amazing artist, and regardless of his political stance, just like I, I would be friends with anybody who's on the, any side of the spectrum, right? I don't think that you need to condemn somebody's life work because they disagree with you politically then that that literally means that you're gonna take 50%, 50% of the, maybe not 50% of the artist, just with the way that personality traits lie when it comes to being leaning left or being right, but, A good portion of the talented people in the world. And if you're on the right and you have a problem with artists who are left leaning, then you literally are like, out of 75% of the conversations when it actually comes to enjoying art, enjoying music, enjoying Hollywood, like Hollywood movies. Like you're just out of the conversation and the whole, so like maybe in part this is just like self-preservation in, in my appreciation of art in this lifetime, but I, I just don't see how you can take somebody's political opinion and, and just completely discount their life's work and, and, and discount something that they, this universe that they built beautifully and incredibly over how much of their, their life that you. Like made my childhood at points, it was probably one, it was the only fiction books I really read growing up that I was just like, really Remember reading? I read almost, I read all the Harry Potter books. My grandma gave them to me every year that they came out and I read them every year. I loved Harry Potter, loved all the movies, right? And, and if it was Stephen King that wrote it, I would still enjoy it. And if the game was badass and looked like this, I would still play it. I don't care about, that's like, that's the difference to me between the left and the right is that the left is going to like, and, and maybe that's a powerful thing and for the left at least, maybe that's something that you can give 'em. It's like, man, they're really sticking by it. If you're not gonna go play this sick Gary Potter game because she spoke out against women being, or men being allowed in women's prison.  after they murdered people. Like, that's your position then, you know, you're pretty, you're sticking to your guns pretty hard because I'll, I would still play this game for sure. Right. So let, let's read this article. We'll see what the actual, this is coming from Polygon. Not sure what the hell that website is, um, but let's read it. It says, Hogwarts legacy on the face of it, should have been the pure wish fulfillment for millions of fans who have been enchanted by the Lord of Harry Potter's world over the last 25 years in the video game launching next week, players will live the life of mystery and adventure that comes with being a student at pop culture's. Foremost school of witchcraft and wizardry still Hogwarts legacy and the Harry Potter franchise trouble. Many fans for reasons outside the video game, story or context. Why is that? We'll now go further behind the wizarding world curtains to explain the controversy. The game, which was announced at PlayStation State of Play event in September, 2020. Hogwarts legacy is an open world action r PPG adventure in which the player enrolls in Hogwarts school of witchcraft and witchy. Uh, the player character is user generated, however, they're a fifth stu, fifth year student, so they'll begin this, the game with some advanced magical aptitude. Why is the game controversial? Mainly because the public stances that author and series creator JK Rowling has chosen to take regarding gender identity. Going back to 2018, her views came into full display in the summer of 2020. At the time, Scotland Row, as a resident of Edenberg writing most Harry Potter series, there was considering changing its laws to allow individuals to change the gender assign in their birth certificates without a medical diagnosis. After a couple years of Corey's social media adjusters and replies on the subject, on June 10th, 2020 Row, published a confrontational 3,600 word essay on her personal website, spelling out her views on gender identity, her skepticism of transgender inclusive laws and policies, and the new trans activism row invoked her own survival of domestic abuse and surv sexual assault, while also raising a discredited hypothetical about male, a discredited hypothetical about male sexual predators being allowed into restrooms for girls and women as long as they identify as women. There is nothing hypothetical about that. There's literally countless articles out there of people predators. There's literally a school where they silence the girl and their parents for talking about this boy that was coming into the women's locker room and and preying on. I'm pretty sure raped them in this locker room. And then they were, the school was standing up for the man, the boy who was identifying as a girl and literally raped these girls. And, and like this's, not a high, a discredited hypothetical to say that this is happening. Like if you are a predator, why would you not do that? It's literally a backdoor like workaround, loophole to being able to be a fucking creep. And all you have to do is throw a wig on it and nobody gets to say anything to you like that. Yeah. Not a discredited hypothetical. Anyways, since the June, 2020 editorial rolling has continued to engage with the subject of transgender identity from the same point of view, her crime trouble, or crime crime novel, it's the Wine Troubled Blood, also published in 2020 under the Nome Day Plume, Robert Galbraith. Well, that was pretty good. Huh um, tells the story of a serial killer who dresses as a woman when he carries out his murders. LGBTQ plus advocacy organizations condemned it in Rowing's other writings as harmful and subor the harm and discrimination of transgender persons. Although some of Rowing's celebrity colleagues publicly came to her defense, um, is she developing it reportedly? Not immediately after Hogwarts legacy worldwide revealed in September, 2020, publishers, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Post, they frequently asked questions that distance the project from rolling. Hogwarts legacy is not a new story from rowing. Um, adding that rolling is not directly involved in the creation of the game. All right. It says, obviously, however it is built on the Harry Potter Kenos in concepts that Rolling had has developed since the book Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone, which was published in 1997. Warner Bro's. Interactive Entertainment put its Utah based studio Avalanche software on Hogwarts legacy. W B I E acquired Avalanche. Who cares? All this said Rollings inevitably benefits from the publication in sale of ho like, yeah, of course. Whether that's in the form of royalty is a specific payment to adapt to her work. Who cares? Who cares? Um, yeah, who cares? Yes, she's involved. She literally created this entire universe in her head, along with all of the characters, all of the games, all of the spells, the entire school that you're going to all of it. And if you care to put a political statement down to not play it, she does not give a flying shit, as she said on Twitter. Um, literally actually said that on Twitter. I'll, I'll read you verbatim. She said. Uh, you're not required to buy it as she, oh, she retweeted this from Solomon Rushdi. Um, you're not required to buy it. The truth is the truth, whether you buy it or not, the planet is round. Even if you don't buy that and insist it's flat. But I'm, it, the, whoever tweeted that or retweeted somebody talking about it, um, deleted this. So I can't tell what the context of that was, but it seems to be about the video game, I would assume it is. Um, but another tweet by JK Rowling said, I don't know about you, but excluding women from women's prisons just because they've got penises, male pattern baldness and have committed a couple rapes, seems awfully turfy to me. . And that was a response to, does Scotland's first prime Minister believe all trans women are women? Uh, yeah, because they recently in Scotland said that men could not go live in women's prisons just because they think they're a girl. So, Anyways, let's go back and see if there's anything of merit on this. Here's something that Jesse Earl said, no idea who that is, but don't really care. Um, any support of the Harry Potter franchise current projects while JK Rowling is in charge of it and using her ongoing platform to target and also justify her continued targeting of trans people is harmful to trans people. I will not begrudge anyone their love of past works or things they've already owned that they take comfort in. I own the first nine movies and all seven books myself, but any support of something like Hogwarts legacy is harmful. It's so harmful to say that men who raped women should not be in prison with women. Um, and then JK Rowling said deeply disappointed. Jesse Granger doesn't realize, pure think is incompatible with owning anything connected with me in any form. The true righteous wouldn't just burn their books in movies, but the lo local library, anything with an owl on it. And their own bad dogs do better. Um, way to go JK Rowling. Um, yeah, so it's the fact that they're like, trying to say that you should just outright not play this game at all, to me, is like comical. Like I said, I read Stephen King's book. I I think that you should go read Stephen King's book regardless of his political opinion. It's a phenomenal book. Harry Potter's a phenomenal, apparently a video game now. Uh, it's phenomenal books. Who cares about their political ideology? You should appreciate good art regardless of what they think. And, and in a world where, you know, like 50 years ago, you would've never even known these things to begin with. So like, who cares? Go read Stephen King. Go read JK Rowling. Who cares? Uh, appreciate good art and art for what it is. And, and if you don't agree with their political opinions, then don't follow them on Twitter. Who gives a shit right? Those are my thoughts. All right, and last but not least, the very last thing we're gonna discuss is going to be the American education system. All right, now we'll see how long we get into this, cuz I have quite the lengthy article here that we're gonna read through, which goes into all of it, the history, who funded it, all of it. But before I do that, the first thing I need you to do is if you didn't listen to me the first time, I'm just gonna assume you like, you know, I don't know your, your earbuds fell out while you were cleaning your house. You fell outta your car for 15 to 20 seconds, jumped up, opened the door, and got back in there. And just so happened to miss the first part where I asked you to subscribe . But if you could and you didn't already, please hit that subscribe button, I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I truly would. If you already subscribe, please leave a five star review and then go sign up for the ck. All right, here's the deal with the CK and here's why I'm pushing this so heavily and here's why I'm going to be putting out so much more content there. The sub is the only place that I have a direct connection with you. Okay? Nobody's taking away my sub. Nobody's taking away the email list that I download a CSV file of nobody. I will always have access to your email. 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Um, there's nothing below the paywall, but there is the appreciation of my warmest, heartfelt appreciations. All right, so, But eventually we will be doing something with that. So for now it's free. Go ahead and sign up. All right, now moving on. Here we go. This is an article that was written up by the soul jam.com. All right. Now, I've been diving into this for a pretty long time now, the, the reason that I'm going into this today is because I believe wholeheartedly in the idea of educating your children. Right. I believe that as a society as a whole, we have been abdicating far too much of the responsibility of raising our children to corporations, governmental entities, and screens. Okay? That's what we've been doing, and we've been doing it in the name of like, easier, like, like just. Go away from me. Right? It's easier if your kid goes off to school every day and you don't have to deal with them. It's easier if you turn on a TV and the first thing in the morning when they wake up, so you don't have to deal with them. It's easier if you, you know, X, Y, and Z and, and fill it in. Every single thing that we do today in the modern society is for the ease of the parents and the, the lack of the child, right? So in school's, one of the biggest ones of that, my children that are of school age are all homeschooled by my wife. Okay? We sat down, we figured up a cur, figured out a curriculum. This is not something that I'm just. Talking about, and as a hypothetical, I live this every day, okay? And it's not easy to homeschool your children. It is not easy. But you know what else is not easy? Is knowing that your child is being indoctrinated in a school system that doesn't align with your belief systems. It's also knowing that your child is being indoctrinated in a school system, that there's 25 other children in the room where your child's getting very little, if any attention, and you could give them the same amount of quality of education, if not far greater in the fraction amount of the time. And all we're doing with public schools is literally just pushing our children into a glorified daycare, okay? Especially in an age where technology gives you the ability to educate yourself better than you can. Go online right now and take free Harvard courses. No problem. You can go online to YouTube right now and go find the single best person, and it's already curated for you. YouTube's already done all the legwork. They've found the single best person at teaching you something in, in, in the most engaging and entertaining way you can go find it, search literally anything, and you'll be able to find it. It's all done for you. That's how easy our lives are, but we've forgotten that. We're so far from that now that just because we have access to the information, we're still shoving our children off to schools just because it's easier. So there's my preempt. Let's read this article. It says, the Ugly Truth about the education system that You Were Never Told, quote by Alo Einstein says, education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds. And Albert Einstein said, ever since I've gotten deeper, and, and this is an article written by, um, again, the Soulja. Um, it says, ever since I've gotten deeper into spirituality, meditation, and metaphysics, a lot of my views in the variety of subjects have changed dramatically. But something that hasn't changed since the time I was a kid is my views on the education system. We usually think of schools as environments to stimulate learning, but it ironically, ironically, manages to stifle the innate curiosity and the eagerness to learn that are present in all of us as children. It promotes mindless conformity and conveniently ignores the fact that we are all unique individuals with different talents, inclinations, and aspirations. Schools curtail independent thinking and inputs all of us through standardized tests and sees it as a good indicator to determine someone's level of intelligence. The system frankly never made sense to me, and I would often sit in class and wonder how most of what I was taught in class would have any real life application. But upon exploring the origins of the current education system, it has finally started to make perfect sense, and I've discovered that it is serving the very purpose it was designed to accomplish. What if I told you that it was never meant to, to meant for the objective of the current education system to nurture, learning, curiosity, critical thinking and creativity in students, but in fact, to do quite the opposite. In this post, I'd like to share with you a compilation of writings that reveal the veracity of the above statements by uncovering the startling origins and purpose of the education system, the factory model of education. Um, the famous author and futurist, Alwin Toffler describes the origins of the current education system in his 1970s book, future Shock, which goes on to say, pause for Wine, which goes on to. The American, the American education system,  education system, as well as the system practiced here in India and around the world, was actually copied from the 18th century Prussian model designed to create docile subjects in factory workers. Mass education was the Indi or the ingenious machine, constructed by industrialism to produce the kind of adults that needed how to preap children for a new world, a world of repetitive indoor toil, smoke noise machines, crowded living conditions, collective discipline in a world in which time was to be regulated, not by the cycle of the sun and the moon, but by the factory whistle and the clock. The solution was an education system that in its very structure, simulated this new world. This new system did not emerge instantly, even today. It remains throwback elements from the pre-industrial society, yet the whole idea of assembling masses of a students to be processed by teachers in essentially located school. Was a stroke of industrial genius. The whole administration hierarchy of education as it grew up, followed the model of the industrial bureaucracy. The very organization of knowledge into permanent disciplines was grounded on industrial assumptions. Children's children's marched from place to place and sat in the signs stations bells rang to announce changes of time. The inner life of the school became an anticipatory mirror, a perfect introduction to industrial society. The most criticized feature of education today, the regimentation, lack of indus or individualization, the rigid systems of seating, grouping, grading and marking. The authoritarian rule of the teacher are precisely those that made mass public education so effective in instrument of adaptation for its place. And. Built on the factory model, mass education, taught basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, A bit of history and other subjects. The overt curriculum beneath it was the covert curriculum that was far more basic. It consisted of three courses, punctuality, obedience, and repetitive work. The basic training requirements to produce reliable, productive factory workers. Factory labor demanded workers who would take orders from a management hierarchy without questioning, and it demanded men and women prepared to slave away at machines or in offices performing brutally repetitive tasks. And that was a paraphrased article from Alan Toffler s Future Shock Book. All right, so now what we go on to find was that the model that was modeled off of the Prussian model of the 18th century was implemented by none other than the Rockefeller family, John d Rockefeller implemented. Using 129 million, the general education board, and provided major funding for schools across the nation and was very influential in shaping the school systems. He didn't exactly conceal his interests and motive in being actively involved in promoting the widespread adaptation of the education system. And once stated, and I quote, I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers, Frederick t. T Gates, a prominent member of the General Education Board, also stated, we shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or men of science, we have not to raise up from among them, authors, editors, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statements of whom we have an ample supply. There are even reports that Rockefeller and Industrial Giant, Andrew Carnegie played a significant role to influence the American education agenda to direct what students were taught in school. In 1914, the National Education Association alarmed by the activity of the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundation stated in their annual meeting, we view with alarm the activity of the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations agencies not in any way responsible to the people in their efforts to control the policies of our state education institutions to fashion after their contraception, conception,  to factor after their conception, and to standardize our courses of study and to surround the institutions with conditions which menace true academic freedom and defeat the primary purpose of democracy as here to four, preserved and violate in our common schools, normal schools and universities. So, Very interesting. It goes on to say that don't miss how one man brainwashed humanity to be mindless consumers, which was an excerpt from a brief History of education published in Psychology Today by Research Professor Peter Gray. So what we find there is the John, the, the Rockefeller Foundation implemented the general education board and the general education board. The idea, and, and, and then we talked about this when we almost go back to our very first episode, right? Um, ins, uh, uh, assassinations. Um, go, go back to the very first episode, and we find out that during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, the, the whole movement away from allopathic mess or towards allopathic medicine from osteopathic and homeopathic medicine was all because of the Rockefeller Foundation. They pumped money in and, and made certifications and basically pushed out anybody that didn't align with the allopathic way of medicine. The allopathic way of medicine being the fact that your body. It has nothing to do with what's fighting the diseases and all you need is our pharmaceuticals, and that makes a much more profitable model. Right. So it was about structuring the way of education and medical pharmaceuticals in a way that allowed them to profit from it and, and to profit from you being a worker, not by you being a good thinker. Right. So with this article goes on to say from Psychology Today, um, says, if we want to understand why standard schools are what they are, we have to abandon the idea that they are products of logical necessity or scientific insight. They are instead, products of history. Schooling as it exists today only makes sense if we view it from a historical perspective. The idea and practice of universal compulsory public education developed gradually in Europe from the early 16th century on into the 19th century. It was an idea that had many supporters who all had their own agendas concerning the lessons that children should learn. Employers in the industry saw schooling as a way to create better workers. To them, the most crucial lessons were punctuality, following directions. Tolerance for long hours of tedious work and a minimal ability to read and write. So you guys can read more into that, but, but here's my position on all of it. We're, we're in a position now as a society where, where we can gain control, right? We, we have such an ease of access to information, such an ease of access to education. You don't need a school system. You don't need to go to public school to, to learn how to do math. You can find a hundred TikTok channels that'll teach you in, in a hundred million times more interesting ways how to do basic math. You can learn history by going to the history channel and watching a a hundred documentaries and learning 10 times more than you're gonna learn from some boring ass history professor who forgot everything from college and just is pushing papers at you so they can make an income. Everybody has the one, one teacher that they remember. Everybody. Shout out Mr. Perry. Everybody has the one teacher that they remember that actually cared about their students, that actually cared about their education. Right. And you remember them for a reason, right? You remember the impact that they made because they actually cared. But 90% of the teachers that you had didn't give a shit and probably don't remember you. Right? And so once we realized that we are so far gone from the times where the, the, the school library held the information and, and the, the universities were able to gate, keep knowledge, we're so far away from that. And there's far more information out there that you can leverage the technology that we have to move away from where you're, you have to be like, my, my sister goes to a university and she's taking a basic composition class and every single assignment that she's. Done. Every single paper that she's written has been interwoven in the fabric of indoctrination towards liberal ideology. And I talk with her about it almost every time I see her. She has to write a paper about why pronouns are a good thing. She has to write a paper about, uh, why, um, anti-racism is, is, is good for society, right? The idea of like white, uh, guilt, right? Like all of these things that she has to write papers on to learn how to, I don't know, have proper grammar and write a paper. I like, I don't buy the idea that I have to wholeheartedly buy into your political ideology to learn how to write a paper, right? It's, it's just horseshit. It's a way for you to pay money into the education system for them to teach your child things and indoctrinate them the way that they wanna push their political ideologies. Right? And, and, and so what, and, and so what this allude you to know too is that that's, that's the fundamentals of education. The fundamentals of education that lie in the idea that you have to follow their thought processes. Because if you think of education as a whole, right? You think of a baby just like a computer, right? Or, or, or a, a system, like an application that you're trying to program, right? You're, you're programming a child on how to think, right? The framework of, in structuring of thought is what you're teaching a child from the time you take them at literally four years old, five years old, you're putting them in a full-time job. This is one of the biggest reasons me and my wife decided to homeschool our children. There is no reason that my child needs a literal eight to 4:00 PM job Monday through Friday. There's no reason that my child needs that. I make enough money, thankfully, that my wife can stay home and teach my children. And if you don't have that, I get it, right? But you should strive for that independence and freedom, right? You should strive for that for your family. And so, And if your wife doesn't wanna do that, that's fine too. That's cool. But for me, that's important, right? I can give my wife and my children the ability to be around each other, and my child does not have to go get a full-time job to learn how to write English. My child does not have to get a full-time job eight to four every single day, Monday through Friday to learn how to read. No. There's hundreds of things that you can utilize. There's books. I have hundreds of books in my home right now that my child can use to learn how to read. There's however many applications on an iPad that is specifically built for your child to learn how to read, to learn how to do math, to learn how to write right. All of these tools are out there. Yet the reason that we as a country, as, as a society, as a culture are not utilizing them is because we've spent so ourselves indoctrinated into the idea that you turn five, you go to school now as a parent, you can throw your hands up, your job's easier. , right? But what you're missing by that is you are no longer the driver of your child's programming. How many articles, how many times have we seen teachers who have, who have been caught with far more explicit things than what we're talking about here? But even just pushing bad thoughts, right? Pushing bad ideology, pushing, you know, the, the L G B T Q stuff within a, a fifth, fourth, third, first grade class. There's no reason for that. You don't need to teach my child about sexuality. You don't need to teach, which is inherently from the root word of sex, right? You don't need to teach my child that, right? But by abdicating the responsibility of that eight to four timeframe every single day, you give them the right to do. So here's my thought is why not take that power back? Why not realize that it is easier now than ever to take control of your child's education, to take control of your child's programming? Because that is what is happening, is the programming. When you're teaching a child math, when you're teaching them science, when you're teaching them the scientific method, you're teaching them how to think. You're teaching them the framework of thought with math, it's the same reason the Gates Foundation was pushing hundreds of millions of dollars trying to confuse your children with common core for what you think. Bill Gates gives a shit about how your child divides 16 by 70, right? Like he doesn't care. You know what he does wanna do? He wants to program the way that your child's underlying programming and thought processes work for the remainder of their life. Right. That is why he's pushing hundreds of millions of dollars in the common core math. He wants to muddy up the waters of what's going on between your ears, your child's ears. Right? And you're allowing it. We're allowing it because we wanna make our lives easier. Homeschooling is easier than ever. There's so many resources, so many resources that you can utilize to teach your child and not give the, the ability for the state to literally program your child into a walking, talking factory worker from the rest of their lives. It's just so wild to me. It's so wild that that's how it goes. Like five years old. Five years old, you're gonna send your child to school, nine to five, eight to. , right? Like a full-time job at four years old. And you wonder why your kid's crabby and you have troubles with them at night, and they're acting up at school is because you want them to sit their butt in the chair all day when they should be running outside in the grass and playing. That's what your child should be doing, not sitting there trying to learn Bill Gates common core. So it's a really interesting topic that I want to dive deeper into. I'm gonna be finding somebody that I can pull into this conversation that knows far more about it than I do. But I do think that there's a really interesting conversation around the Prussian model, um, about how the, uh, Rockefeller Foundation pushed 129 million into formulating our current structure for school systems, right? Even if it's just the, the alarms of the factory, right? The bell. There's literally

Fraudsters
Episode 72: Lou Pearlman - Big Poppa and Blimps Before the Boys

Fraudsters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 49:20


Did you know that Lou Pearlman was in the *blimp* business? Before he was Big Poppa he crashed his first blimp only a mile away from where the Hidenberg went down. He entire empire started with insurance fraud and was amplified by Art Garfunkel - found out way on the show. And we get a guest appearance from our writer Nick Turner to play the Name Game: Lou Pearlman artist or dot come bubble business? Listen now cause we know you want it that way. Did you know that Lou Pearlman was in the *blimp* business? Before he was Big Poppa he crashed his first blimp only a mile away from where the Hidenberg went down. He entire empire started with insurance fraud and was amplified by Art Garfunkel - found out way on the show. And we get a guest appearance from our writer Nick Turner to play the Name Game: Lou Pearlman artist or dot come bubble business? Listen now cause we know you want it that way. Follow Us:https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedyhttps://twitter.com/arielleatyFollow the show on Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntro Music Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/

Miss Indepodcast
Don't Let Me Stump You! #3

Miss Indepodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 61:45


Everyone's favorite game show is back! We welcome fans Seth and Eugene to the show to test their knowledge about all things Kelly Clarkson. Our Fashion Correspondent Rob once again hosts this fast-paced quiz show that will challenge even the biggest fan!

Hey, Remember the 80's?
Listener Mail Bag

Hey, Remember the 80's?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 48:24


Episode 193: First up in Tidbits, a quick review of the recent Yacht Rock Doc "Sometimes When We Touch",  now streaming on Paramount+. Joe gives it a Thumbs Up, and is now rethinking his stance on Ray Parker Jr. Listener Mail Bag: Thank you to listeners Heidi, Peter and Giovanni for their suggestions. A couple of hits from Martha and the Muffins and Soda Stereo are highlighted, then a look into the soundtrack for the movie "Hiding Out". Finally, Joe and Kari inspect some hits from the German Charts. 

A.V.A Live Radio Music
Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers' | Pop Music Trends Predictions for 2023

A.V.A Live Radio Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 14:29


Miley Cyrus is back with a full new single, her first release since her breakup from husband Liam Hemsworth. Jacqueline Jax reviews the new single, talks about how the music reflects the Pop Dance music trends for Spring and looks deeper into the Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers video. Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers'. The pop star's new song, titled “Flowers,” has smashed streaming records with 96 million streams in its first week — an impressive feat for any artist but especially powerful for one who was recently divorced from her husband. Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers' https://link.medium.com/3OUiy7ziZwb “It's OK to fall apart,” the singer told her millions of social media followers in a video accompanying the release. Miley's new single is a perfect song for the pop dance scene, which is currently dominated by female artists. She has been working with producers like Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter who are known for their work with Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello. How Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers' Reflects the Trends ahead for Pop Music in 2023 The song is a great example of how much of a powerhouse Miley has become. She has always been known for her wild and eccentric public persona, but she also has a lot to say about the current state of pop music and society as a whole. Miley Cyrus's ‘Flowers' is giving us a prediction on what Pop dance music is going to sound like this coming spring 2023. Pop music trends ahead for 2023 include repetitive hooks, disco themes, nostalgic vibes from the '90s and an emphasis on production quality. Listen to my Dance Music Playlist for great examples of how Dance pop is shaping up each day. (Listen and follow on Spotify) new music added daily.. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5p4e1DLPSBKeFqvS53TEU5?si=3daf3ef27b334dfc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

HALF HOUR with Jeff & Richie
The Collaboration, Sam Smith, Ava Max, and the "Lavender Haze" Music Video (Episode #87)

HALF HOUR with Jeff & Richie

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 30:15 Transcription Available


This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a deep dive into Manhattan Theatre Club's "The Collaboration". New pop albums: Sam Smith's "Gloria" and Ava Max's "Diamonds and Dancefloors" and lastly, the long-anticipated music video for Taylor Swift's "Lavender Haze." Our POP MUSIC DROP playlist has also been updated. Please follow the playlist here. If you liked this episode, don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave us a review. Share your thoughts with us on this episode below:On Instagram: @halfhourpodcastOn TikTok: @halfhourpodcastOn our website: www.twoworldsentertainmentllc.com

Panda Radio Podcast
Behind The Curtain with DJ MIke D

Panda Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 43:55


Introducing DJ Mike D aka Mike Adachi! Award-winning Producer/Remixer, DJ, and Broadcast Engineer for ESPN Cleveland! He has done official remixes for Drake, The Weeknd, Arianna Grande and is one of the few remixers that Taylor Swift allows to remix her songs! We discuss his beginnings on Oahu at age 17 where he used DJing to literally save his life as he was homeless when he first started out. Mike tells us why he quit being a Strip Club DJ after just a few shifts, how 90's hip-hop Like Dr. Dre and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony) kicked off his passion for music, his disdain for The Beatles & "Gypsy Woman" by Crystal Waters, how he approaches his remixes, and how he started producing before ever DJing. Mike gives props to Max Martin as the biggest producer in the history of Pop Music. And he reveals the story of how Nick Jonas performed Mike's remix version of Nick's hit song "Chains" on the iHeart Radio Concert and the Kid's Choice Awards! And WHO is Mike's DREAM artist to work with??? We wrap things up with 10 questions as made famous by James Lipton on Inside The Actors Studio, with one major twist! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

#BookendBaldies
#BookendBaldies - Episode 73 (Part 1)

#BookendBaldies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 51:27


The #BookendBaldies are back this month with something truly special. While on the "Winterlicious" tour this past December the boys got together with some of Debbie Gibson's most loyal fans...lovingly called the Diamond Debheads. Buddy and Eddie are talking to them about some of their favorite moments...favorite songs and favorite fan experiences in a massive TWO PART EPISODE! This is part one of Episode 73 and we have special guests, Diamond Debheads... Eliosie: @eloiseriddle07 Nicholas: @nicholasb529 Dawn: @dawnhinkle1 Tim: @timchangfl and Michael: @michaelchow1 in the studio/ hotel room with us. Be sure to show this episode and the podcast some love and tune in next month for Part 2 of this fun episode that is sure to bring a smile to your face! Twitter: @bookendbaldies Instagram: @bookendbaldies Facebook: BookendBaldies Website: https://bookendbaldies.wordpress.com Buddy Casimano: Twitter: @BuddyCasimano Instagram: @BuddyCasimano Eddie Bennett: Twitter: @euphorian54 Instagram: @euphorian54

PorterFlute Pod
S5 Ep 10 Business 101: I want to play on Broadway (pop music, Movies)

PorterFlute Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 58:53


New York Flute legend Elizabeth Mann and Blue Flute Alum Karmen Gould bring the one piece advice that everyone needs when they say to themselves and others, "I want to play in the movies, the pit or in rock band!" If I had a nickel for every time I hear that. You have to love it, live it and be "the musician's musician."

Rhythm on the Rocks
Dram Session: The Postal Service, Give Up, & Nikka Coffey Grain

Rhythm on the Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 63:25


Frizz and Bob kick off Season 2 with the remarkable Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky and tell the surprising story and cult following behind The Postal Service's debut and only album, Give Up. On the brink of their 20th anniversary reunion tour, we chat all about the innovative merging of indie and electronica in the early 2000s, the daring partnership of artists exploring new creative avenues, the challenges of long distance relationships, and how downloads and the internet changed the way we consume and sell music forever (except for any Metallica albums - we definitely bought all those).

KQED’s Forum
Pop Music, Fandom and Sincerity: What it Means to Love BTS

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 55:30


Described as “a love letter to Korean pop sensation BTS and an ode to fandom,” the new book "On BTS” by Atlantic senior editor Lenika Cruz compiles and expands upon Cruz's coverage of the band for the Atlantic since 2019. “To cover BTS seriously over time is to engage with many complex issues and phenomena,” she writes, “fandom, authenticity, social media, and taste, as well as artistic ownership, South Korean society, mainstream music's institutional biases, tensions between commercialism and creativity, and so much more.” We'll talk with Cruz about the surprising depth of the group's work and the joys of being a fan, and we'll play some of your favorite songs by BTS. Guests: Lenika Cruz, senior editor covering culture, The Atlantic - and author, "On BTS: Pop Music, Fandom, Sincerity" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hey, Remember the 80's?
Coming Around Again / Just a Bit Outside

Hey, Remember the 80's?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 40:08


Episode 192: Coming Around Again - the segment where we look at songs that charted twice! Duran Duran had a hit in the UK that went all the way to number 2 in 1982. So why did it take 3 years for the song to hit the US charts? NKOTB released an album before Hangin' Tough, but it didn't hit. So how did one of the flop singles become such a success in 1989? Ask Kari. Just A Bit Outside: Joe and Kari look at some of these "JaBOs" to determine if some songs from 1980 deserved to hit the Top 40. Dottie West, The Captain and Tenille, and Debbie Jacobs are up for discussion, and the results may surprise you! That Dottie West song certainly surprised your hosts!

Miss Indepodcast
Roundtable #6

Miss Indepodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 79:50


This week our Roundtable series returns and KC fans Brett, Danny, and Jay join us to discuss some fun topics! We each pick the Kelly Clarkson song we couldn't live without, whether we'd prefer a Kelly documentary or autobiography, and much more.

Bittersweet Infamy
#62 - Fight the Real Enemy

Bittersweet Infamy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 100:31


604 Podcast Network premiere! Taylor tells Josie about Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor and her infamous Pope-ripping Saturday Night Live performance. Plus: the Minnesota State Fair's bevy of buttery beauties, the Butter Heads.

Monkey Off My Backlog
'90s British Girl Groups

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 110:46


If you wanna be our lover...then you gotta get with our friends. Lozy joins Tessa and Sam to talk '90s British girl groups as well as to dissect the stigma of "manufactured" pop. 00:02:19 - Our history with '90s British girl groups 00:06:47 - What are the characteristics of a '90s British girl group? 00:14:10 - Why do ppl look down on manufactured groups/bands? 00:24:44 - More on the characteristics of a 90s British girl group 00:39:40 - Spice Girls 01:02:36 - All Saints 01:17:29 - Sugababes 01:27:37 - Other notable British girl groups of the '90s. Apple Music '90s British Girl Group playlist: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/britpop/pl.u-11zB96Bh1BW5r You Tube '90s British Girl Group playlist: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN4_pato6BwmDlNDOGHYy7h59yOTeZqtz&feature=share Join our discord community here: https://t.co/VXKe87hY6g

Pop Pantheon
MADONNA: PART 4 (with Pot Psychology's Rich Juzwiak) [Originally Published on 4/21/2021]

Pop Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 57:05


As a special bonus to wrap up our new Madonna series, we're re-publishing an episode, the fourth ever of Pop Pantheon (!!), from April 21, 2021 wherein DJ Louie and Jezebel's Rich Juzwiak attempt to parse about Madonna's commercial and artistic decline beginning with 2008's Pharrell and Timbaland-produced Hard Candy, 2012's limp return to dance music, MDNA, 2016's sprawling, trend-hopping Rebel Heart and 2019's generally baffling Madame X. Join Pop Pantheon: All Access, Our New Patreon Channel, for Exclusive Content and More!!Listen to Madonna: PT IListen to Madonna PT IIListen to Madonna PT IIIShop Merch in Pop Pantheon's Store!Check out Pop Pantheon's Madonna Essentials Playlist on SpotifyFollow DJ Louie XIV on InstagramFollow DJ Louie XIV on TwitterFollow Pop Pantheon on InstagramFollow Pop Pantheon on TwitterFollow Rich Juzwiak on Twitter

More Than A Muse
Isadora Duncan: The Mother of Modern Dance

More Than A Muse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 62:13


This week, Sadie introduces us to "The Mother of Modern Dance," Isadora Duncan. Known for her free-flowing dancing and choreography that began the modern and contemporary dance movement, she was truly an incredible pioneer in the evolution of dance and movement. She traveled across Europe and the Soviet Union dancing to great acclaim, taught a group of students, and raised and adopted many children before her sudden and traumatic death in France. We discuss her childhood, career, relationships, philosophy, and impact on the world.Episodes Like This One: Loie Fuller, Misty CopelandFollow us on Instagram @morethanamuse.podcast

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman
Ep 45: This Time I Know It's For Real

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 44:46


She was the queen of disco; they were an unstoppable pop music force. Together, Donna Summer and Stock Aitken Waterman made some of their best music together. In this look at the first single from the Another Place And Time album, we chart Donna's landmark run of hits in the 1970s and difficult transition into the 1980s thanks to a deal with Geffen Records that saw her taken away from the songwriting and production team of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, with whom she'd collaborated on classics like "Love To Love You Baby", "I Feel Love" and "Hot Stuff". Following a commercially underappreciated couple of albums, Donna's union with SAW resulted in her greatest success in years and another trans-Atlantic smash for the Hit Factory with the joyous lead single "This Time I Know It's For Real". We hear from Matt Aitken, Dee Lewis and Pete Hammond about working with Donna on the album, which is regarded by fans as a high point in SAW's career, and David Howells talks about the distinctive front cover image that caused waves in the US. Subscribe for bonus material at chartbeats.com.au/sawTwitter: @ChartBeatsAU, @MrMattDenbyInstagram: @chartbeatsauFacebook: Chart Beats: A Journey Through PopEmail: chartbeats.au@gmail.com

Pop Pantheon
MADONNA: PART 3 (with Annie Zaleski)

Pop Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 118:04


Author and journalist Annie Zaleski returns to Pop Pantheon for part three of our Madonna series, covering the period in which Madonna fully solidified her status as one of the most important cultural figures of the modern era. DJ Louie and Annie discuss Madonna's critically-adored, career-reimagining smash Ray of Light (1998), which saw her celebrate the epiphany of motherhood, her return to capital-f "Fun" on 2000's Music, and 2003's stilted American Life. Finally, they tackle her euphoric return to the club and last moment of true pop transcendence, 2005's euphoric Confessions on a Dance Floor. Watch for the capstone on Pop Pantheon's Madonna series – the re-release of one of our very first episodes, with Jezebel's Rich Juzwiak, covering Madonna's most recent work Buy Annie's new book, Lady Gaga: Applause Join Pop Pantheon: All Access, Our New Patreon Channel, for Exclusive Content and More!!Shop Merch in Pop Pantheon's Store!Check out Pop Pantheon's Madonna Essentials Playlist on SpotifyFollow DJ Louie XIV on InstagramFollow DJ Louie XIV on TwitterFollow Pop Pantheon on InstagramFollow Pop Pantheon on TwitterFollow Annie Zaleski on TwitterFollow Annie Zaleski on Instagram

Miss Indepodcast
Popcorn, New Music, and More!

Miss Indepodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 58:37


Despite only being two weeks into 2023, there are SO many new things to discuss in the world of Kelly Clarkson including a new popcorn line,  an update on her new album, the possible relocation of The Kelly Clarkson Show, and more!

Hey, Remember the 80's?
Billboard Flashback: 1/19/1985

Hey, Remember the 80's?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 39:19


Episode 191: The stars have aligned, and Joe and Kari have now BOTH seen the new(ish) Whitney Houston movie, so get ready for a discussion in Tidbits. The Main Event: Billboard Flashback 1/19/1985. (Feel free to follow along with the issue, you can find it at worldradiohistory.com). A front-page ad from RCA Records doesn't exactly inspire confidence, find out if their money was well-spent on NYC act The Nails. The Ramones were also hitting the pages of Billboard that week, as well as fellow rocker George Thorogood (too late to change the name to ThoroBAD?).The Kinks, The Textones and the Egyptian Magician (ahem, Egyptian LOVER) are also mentioned in the mag. You don't need a coupon from your Uncle Freddy to enjoy this week's episode of HRT80s!

More Than A Muse
Darling, We're Worried: How 'The Stepford Wives' Story is Re-Told in Every Phase of Feminism

More Than A Muse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 81:10


We all heard the drama of 'Don't Worry, Darling' with rumors of spitting on co-stars, affairs with the director, phone calls about "Miss Flo" and much more leaking their way into the press for an entire year. But what about the plot of this movie (that's a real movie)? The story of a man setting his wife in an idealistic 50-style "traditional" home against her knowledge is not a new one. Its connection to the mid-70s book and movie 'The Stepford Wives' by Ira Levin is impossible to ignore. Today we are talking about all the iterations of this horrific tale and how it relates to the gender roles of the time period, from the 1970s of the first book and movie to the early 2000s remake, and the present-day box-office bomb. We also discuss different expectations of women over time, what men want in a woman, body image, inequality, and sexual assault.TW: some of the topics might be a bit triggering.Episodes Like This One: History of Feminism, Riot GrrrlFollow us on Instagram @morethanamuse.podcast

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman
Ep 44: I'd Rather Jack

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 46:16


A protest song. A novelty record. A camp classic. The beginning of the end. "I'd Rather Jack" by The Reynolds Girls has been called a lot of things over the years and it remains one of the Stock Aitken Waterman singles that is most fiercely debated by fans. A swing at restrictive radio playlists, the record was fronted by teenage sisters Linda and Aisling Reynolds, who got their deal with PWL Records by approaching Pete Waterman repeatedly after his weekly radio show in their home city of Liverpool. The duo was seen as the perfect act to perform the track, which was the natural successor to SAW's previous swipe at the industry, "Roadblock". Matt Aitken reveals the unexpected inspiration for the song, while David Howells and Lino Carbosiero talk about their memories of turning the sisters into pop stars. As well as reflecting on the importance of "I'd Rather Jack" as a sign of how SAW were laser focussed in their targeting of the teen and pre-teen market in 1989, we also dive deep into the archives to detail the feud that erupted between The Reynolds Girls and Pete Waterman after the song had been a top 10 hit in the UK, and discuss Linda and Aisling's hasty exit from the music industry and our own efforts to track down the elusive sisters.Subscribe for bonus material at chartbeats.com.au/sawTwitter: @ChartBeatsAU, @MrMattDenbyInstagram: @chartbeatsauFacebook: Chart Beats: A Journey Through PopEmail: chartbeats.au@gmail.com

All the Books!
All The Backlist: January 13, 2023

All the Books!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 14:10


This week, Kelly nerds out about music nonfiction, with recommendations galore, whatever your genre of choice. Follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. SHOW NOTES Major Labels: A History of Music in Seven Genres by Kelefa Sanneh Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore by Dan Ozzy Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS by Maria Sherman Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by Kaitlyn Tiffany The Number Ones: Twenty Chart Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music by Tom Briehan Music Is History by Questlove Her Country: How Women of Country Music Became the Success They Never Were Supposed to Be by Marissa Moss 60 Songs That Explain The 90s Podcast Bandsplain Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pop Pantheon
MADONNA: PART 2 (with The Clive Davis Institute's Jason King)

Pop Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 119:56


For part two of our Madonna series, Clive Davis Institute chair Jason King returns to Pop Pantheon to discuss the imperial period of the Queen of Pop's career with DJ Louie. They discuss the capstone on Madonna's decade-defining run of records in the 1980s, 1989's Like a Prayer, her explosion into the 1990s with “Vogue,” 1992's lightning rod Erotica and a singular record in Madonna's discography, 1994's Bedtime Stories. Plus highlights from her cultural peak, like the genre-creating tour documentary Truth or Dare (1991), 1992's boundary-pushing coffee table book SEX and a complicated discussion about Madonna borrowing from other cultures.  Join us next week for Part 3 which will cover Ray of Light, Music, American Life and Confessions on a Dance Floor.Listen to Jason King's podcast Sound Barrier: Sylvester on SpotifyJoin Pop Pantheon: All Access, Our New Patreon Channel, for Exclusive Content and More!!Come See Louie DJ at Gorgeous Gorgeous, 1/13 at Resident in DTLAShop Merch in Pop Pantheon's Store!Check out Pop Pantheon's Madonna Essentials Playlist on SpotifyFollow DJ Louie XIV on InstagramFollow DJ Louie XIV on TwitterFollow Pop Pantheon on InstagramFollow Pop Pantheon on TwitterFollow Jason King on TwitterFollow Jason King on Instagram

The Top Five Podcast
Our Top Five 80's "Tiger Beat" Heartthrobs!

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 49:55


Happy New Year - again!  My mastermind/podcasting/vegan accountant/fellow pop-culture/Gen X buddy is back - and that's my gal-pal Heather Zeitzwolfe.  This means - Heartthrobs and Tiger Beat Magazine is back! This week, Heather and I are talking 80's Heartthrobs you might have seen on the cover of Tiger Beat during the 1980s.  Sure, a couple of them possibly carried over from the 70's just a tad, but for me and Heather they were all 80's boys.  Now we both made it to college in the later part of the 80's so you can be fairly sure there will not be a '90s edition of Heartthrobs. It IS pretty interesting what constituted a heartthrob crush for each of us - we have various different reasons and stories behind each of our obsessions and it's HIGHLY Gen X because this was the big age of renting VHS videos from the local video stores.  Heather even started her own Fanclub, but we'll let you listen to that story to learn the rest! There are more livecasts coming up as well, so make sure that you are following me on Instagram (@krismaspeak) and for sure send us an email at hello@thetopfivepofcast.com if you'd like to comment on our lists or pitch an idea for the show!

Miss Indepodcast
Mailbag #8

Miss Indepodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 66:44


We're back with our first episode of 2023 and this week we're answering some of YOUR questions! We discuss our dream tracklisting for a future Kellyoke EP, our predictions for Kelly Clarkson's upcoming album, our thoughts on the Rolling Stone 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list, and much more.

More Than A Muse
Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun: Marie Antoinette's Personal Portrait Artist

More Than A Muse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 71:21


This week, Stauney introduces us to the personal portrait artist of Marie Antoinette, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. Vigée Le Brun was an early French painter known for her close associations with the famous aristocracy of Paris, and later - most of the European royals. We talk about her early tutelage under her father,  her rise to fame and career at the early age of 14, her tastemaking "It girl" status in Paris, her exile from her home country right before the execution of the Royals, and the remaining years and historic mark she left on the history of France.Episodes Like This One: Female Political Leaders, Sofonisba Anguilsola, Artemesia GentileschiFollow us on Instagram @morethanamuse.podcast

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman
Ep 43: Help! (and Pop Life)

A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 38:18


Thanks to a little help from comedy trio Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke (aka Lananeeneenoonoo), Bananarama's hit streak continued as their remake of The Beatles' "Help!" took them back to the UK top 3 in early 1989. Released in support of Comic Relief, the cover version was true to the song's pop roots musically, but came with added input from the satirical girl group sprinkled throughout. Like the French & Saunders sketch from Christmas 1988 that had inspired the collaboration, the jokes were incredibly pointed, with Jacquie O'Sullivan's role in the group turned into a punchline (with her blessing, it would seem). But following the success of "Help!", Bananarama hit a difficult patch, with their ongoing work with Stock Aitken Waterman unable to deliver anything they were happy with and the trio turning to producer Youth for the bulk of their 1991 album, Pop Life. We look at the troubled SAW sessions from 1988 to 1990 and discuss why fan favourite "Ain't No Cure" was a wasted opportunity, with input from Matt Aitken on the matter. Plus. we hear from Youth about Pop Life, which gave Bananarama their last UK top 30 hits as a trio.Subscribe for bonus material at chartbeats.com.au/sawTwitter: @ChartBeatsAU, @MrMattDenbyInstagram: @chartbeatsauFacebook: Chart Beats: A Journey Through PopEmail: chartbeats.au@gmail.com

My So-Called Opera Life
Episode 33: Elly Kace's Intentional Flexibility While Building A Label Defying Career

My So-Called Opera Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023


Episode 33: Elly Kace's Intentional Flexibility While Building A Label Defying Career Today's episode features a thought-provoking and heart-opening conversation with Elly Kace.  Elly is an opera singer, meditation practitioner, sound healer, and co-founder of Frisson Films. During the pandemic, she began to re-explore her earlier interest in composition and songwriting, which led to her...

Media Path Podcast
Family Filmmaking & The Black Music Industry

Media Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 68:27


We welcome the new year with a rich buffet of guests, starting with husband and wife filmmaking team, Anayancy and Jess Thomas whose project, God & Salsa tells the story of a grieving therapist and a troubled teen who save each other. The film explores suicide, depression, divorce, parental alienation, narcissism, hope and healing.Next, we are joined by Dr. Logan Westbrooks a groundbreaking black music executive and industry veteran with over 50 years of experience launching careers, making history and positively changing our music and civil rights landscapes.Dr. Westbrooks joins us to talk about his newest book, 'Power 101: The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dream', which examines the controversial 1972 Harvard Report which studied and forcast how black folks would be consuming music. Dr. Westbrook's journey took him from a childhood in Memphis to the boardrooms of major record labels. He was assigned to oversee The Harvard Report by Clive Davis and CBS Records and he helps us understand how black music and our nation's trajectory were impacted by one another, pulling us towards a greater understanding of race and destiny in America.Plus, Fritz and Weezy recommend Babylon, now in theaters and If These Walls Could Sing on Disney+ and Hulu.Path Points of Interest:Logan WestbrooksPower 101: The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dreamby Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. TraughberGod And SalsaJess and Anayancy ThomasBabylon - In TheatersIf These Walls Could Sing Children's Burn Foundation

Hey, Remember the 80's?
Just A Bit Outside: Supersized 1989 Edition

Hey, Remember the 80's?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 40:16


Episode 189 is here! Time to close out our look at each year of the 80's with a Supersized Just a Bit Outside segment. Which songs were populating the lower half of the Hot 100 in the last year of the 80's? You know the big hits from acts like Warrant, Surface, and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, but these selections didn't exactly score a knockout on the charts. Some lesser known acts were also hanging out on the Hot 100, including a veteran rock band, a one hit wonder, and a man responsible for a dance hit that would become one of the most legendary house songs of all time. 

More Than A Muse
The Reading Renaissance (and it's all thanks to #BookTok)

More Than A Muse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 51:53


Reading is trendy again! Since the Harry Potter and Twilight craze, we haven't seen the internet as obsessed with books as they have been in the past two years with the rise of #booktok, a subset of TikTok focused on book recommendations, authors, booksellers and anything else of the literary sense. From the publishing and printed book industry to believed to have been completely dying out, to now making more money than ever before, and celebrities and influencers being spotted holding books everywhere they go, today Stauney and Sadie talk about the BookTok sensation and what it's doing for the female authors and book industry, and why we should all be excited about the reading renaissance.Episodes Like This One: Romance Novels Aren't TrashyFollow us on Instagram @morethanamuse.podcast