Gifts and recommendations galore, including 4Ks for every collector, spectacular Criterions and sensational steelbooks! DigiGods Podcast, 12/05/23 (M4a) — 61.4 MB right click to save Subscribe to the DigiGods Podcast In this episode, the Gods discuss: 3 Film Holiday Collection: Christmas in Maple Hills / Christmas with the Knightlys / Christmas in Big Sky Country (DVD) ALF: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edution) (DVD) American Graffiti 50th Anniversary Edition (4k UHD Blu-ray) An Angelic Christmas (DVD) The Apostle / At Play in the Fields of the Lord (DVD) Bull: The Complete Series (DVD) Carry On - Film Collection 2 (Carry On Jack, Carry On Cabby, Carry On Cruising, Carry On Regardless) (Blu-ray) Cats Don't Dance (Blu-ray) Christmas In Evergreen - Bells Are Ringing (DVD) A Christmas Story Christmas (DVD) The Color Purple (4k UHD Blu-ray) Cosa Nostra: Franco Nero In Three Mafia Tales By Damiano Damiani (3-Disc Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray) Dance, Fools, Dance (Blu-ray) Days of Heaven (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Dead Mother (Blu-ray) Director Spotlight: Neil LaBute 4-Film Collection (Nurse Betty, Your friends & Neighbors, The Shape of Things, Possession) (DVD) Director Spotlight: State of Play / Black Sea (Blu-ray) Don't Look Now (4k UHD Blu-ray) Double Danger: Drop Squad / Waist Deep (Blu-ray) Double Trouble (Blu-ray) Drylongso (Blu-ray) The Eight Mountains (Blu-ray) EO (Janus Contemporaries) (Blu-ray) Epic Showdowns: 4 Action Movies (Kull the Conqueror, The Cowboy Way, The Jackal, End of Days) (Blu-ray) The Equalizer 3 (4k UHD Blu-ray) EVANGELION:3.0+1.11 THRICE UPON A TIME (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Expanse: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Expend4bles (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Expendables, The Expendables 2, and The Expendables 3 (4k UHD Blu-ray) Familiar of Zero (Blu-ray) Farscape: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray) Father's Little Dividend (Blu-ray) Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic: Tod Browning's Sideshow Shockers (Blu-ray) The Fugitive (4k UHD Blu-ray) Gay Purr-ee (Blu-ray) Hallmark 3-Movie Collection: Christmas with Holly / Silver Bells / One Christmas Eve (DVD) Haul Out The Holly (Blu-ray) The Innocent (Janus Contemporaries) (Blu-ray) Irwin Allen: Master Of Disaster Collection (Blu-ray) Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar (Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, Spiritual Kung Fu, Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The Young Master) (Blu-ray) John Wick: Chapters 1-4 (Blu-ray/DVD) La Bamba (Blu-ray) La Céremonie (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Last Picture Show (4k UHD Blu-ray) Leave it to Beaver: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Life of Emile Zola (Blu-ray) Lifetime 12-Movie Set - A Very Merry Movie Collection Volume 6 (DVD) Little Women (Blu-ray) A Magical Christmas Village (Blu-ray) Mean Streets (4k UHD Blu-ray) A Moment of Romance (Blu-ray) Moonage Daydream (Blu-ray) Mrs. Brown's Boys: Holly Jolly Jingles (DVD) Music & Romance 6-pack: Shout / Captain Corelli's Mandolin / Connie and Carla / The Man Who Cried / The Caveman's Valentine / Madame Sousatzka (Blu-ray) Nancy Drew: The Complete Series (DVD) Nanny (Blu-ray) No Bears (Janus Contemporaries) (Blu-ray) The Office: Complete Christmas Collection Blu-ray (Blu-ray) Oppenheimer (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Others (4k UHD Blu-ray) Paramount Scares Vol. 1 (Rosemary's Baby, Pet Sematary, Smile, Crawl, Mystery Title) (4k UHD Blu-ray) Peter Falk Comedy Collection (The Cheap Detective, Big Trouble, Luv, Happy New Year) (Blu-ray) Point Break - Collector's Edition (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Police Academy Collection (Blu-ray) The Princess Bride (4k UHD Blu-ray) Resident Evil Limited Edition 6-Movie 4k UHD Steelbook Set (4k UHD Blu-ray) Saratoga (Blu-ray) Saw X (4k UHD Blu-ray) Sci-Fi from the Vault: 4 Classic Films (Blu-ray) Scrooged 35th Anniversary 4k (4k UHD Blu-ray) Sesame Street - Elmo's Holiday Spectacular: The Nutcracker and Other Tales (DVD) Shaun the Sheep - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Shaw Brothers Classics Vol. 3 (Killer Clans, Shaolin Avengers, Web of Death, Vengeful Beauty, Death Duel, Life Gamble, Soul of the Sword, Deadly Breaking Sword, Clan of the White Lotus, Shaolin Abbott and Shaolin Rescuers) (Blu-ray) Silver Bullet [Collector's Edition] (4k UHD Blu-ray) The Sonny Chiba Collection, Vol. 2 + Exclusive Poster (Blu-ray) Spinout (Blu-ray) Stand by Me (4k UHD Blu-ray) Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 (4k UHD Blu-ray) Stealing Christmas (Blu-ray) Thrillers from the Vault:8 Films (Blu-ray) Titanic Limited-Edition Collector's Box (4k UHD Blu-ray) Tori and Lokita (Blu-ray) The Trial (Blu-ray) Videodrome (4k UHD Blu-ray) Violent Night (4k UHD Blu-ray) Walkabout (4k UHD Blu-ray) Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (4k UHD Blu-ray) Westward the Women (Blu-ray) Which Way Is Up? / The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (Blu-ray) White Noise / White Noise 2 (Blu-ray) Young Guns (4k UHD Blu-ray) Please also visit CineGods.com.
He wrote his most famous screenplay while teaching creative writing at Princeton University. Eight of his films each grossed more than $100 million domestically. He was an outspoken critic of the movie industry, and made headlines when he declared, “Nobody knows anything.” He was called the world's greatest and most famous living screenwriter. He wrote ‘The Princess Bride' and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Today's dead celebrity is William Goldman. Famous & Gravy is created and co-hosted by Amit Kapoor and Michael Osborne. This episode was produced by Jacob Weiss. Sign up for our newsletter at famousandgravy.com and also enjoy our mobile quiz game at deadoraliveapp.com If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like Episode 52 “Electric Vanities” (Tom Wolfe) and Episode 23 “Book Rancher” (Larry McMurtry). Links: Transcript of this episode New York Times Obituary for William Goldman “The Five Defining Lines of William Goldman” from The Ringer Discussing “nobody knows anything” on Charlie Rose ‘The Princess Bride' movie trailer Famous & Gravy official website Famous & Gravy on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Dead or Alive Quiz Game Half Price Books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Top Origin Stories That Need to be Told - The Male Character Edition In this entertaining episode of the 'Top 5 Podcast the show hosts, Kris and Annie, discuss their Top 5 picks for male character origin stories that they believe need to be explored further. These are characters from popular films who the hosts feel possess fascinating and untold backstories that could make for intriguing narratives onscreen. The numerous films referenced range from 'Casablanca' and 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' to 'The Rock' and 'Pulp Fiction' and choices to be recast are suggested as well. The episode concludes with a surprise realization and a sneak peek into the theme of the next episode leaving listeners intrigued for the upcoming discussion. 00:01 Introduction and Show Concept 00:52 The Co-host Connection 01:14 The Joy of Podcasting 01:50 Pop Culture Enthusiasm 01:58 The Influence of Family on Pop Culture Taste 02:49 Today's Theme Reveal: Top Five Origin Story Movies 04:08 Discussion on Superhero Movies 04:35 The State of Hollywood and Streaming Platforms 05:04 Personal Viewing Preferences 05:39 The Start of the Top Five List 07:34 Continuation of the Top Five List 10:13 Further Discussion and Speculation on Potential Casting 16:32 The First Kill: Unraveling the Mystery of Buffalo Bill 17:43 The Origin Story of Buffalo Bill: A Fan's Perspective 17:52 Exploring the Hannibal Universe 18:56 The Intriguing World of Q and A 22:17 The Enigma of John Patrick Mason from The Rock 25:50 The Untold Story of Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride 28:21 The Vega Brothers: A Quentin Tarantino Mystery 30:32 Closing Thoughts and Future Movie Ideas
This month for movie night we watched Peter Yates' 1983 science fantasy swashbuckling film, Krull. Next month's movie night will fall on 25 December so we will be doing all the Conan movies (yes, Red Sonya counts!). You have until 22 December 2023 to send in your thoughts for A Conan Christmas. Entries from Kevin (Analytic Dice), Commodore (Coldlight Press), Goblin's Henchman (Goblin's Henchman), Michael (Mirke the Meek), Spencer aka Free Thrall (Keep off the Borderland), Joe (Hindsightless), Anthony aka Runeslinger (Casting Shadows), Menion aka Rob (Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi), MW (The Worlds of MW Lewis), Daniel (Bandit's Keep), Darkfluid (The Silver Key) Krull clipart from https://turbocomicshop.com/products/pop-13-turbo-pop-tees-king-kirby-turbo-tee Previous Movie Mondays Clash of the Titans https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/xHSTgeM7PAb The Dungeonmaster https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/515-The-Dungeonmaster-on-Movie-Monday-e24qha4 The Princess Bride https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/529-The-Princess-Bride-on-Movie-Monday-e264o7r Hawk the Slayer https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/543-Hawk-the-Slayer-on-Movie-Monday-e27gth8 Ladyhawke https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/556-Ladyhawke-on-Movie-Monday-e29n74o The Beastmaster https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/570-The-Beastmaster-on-Movie-Monday-e2b7gcc Ways to contact me: Google Voice Number for US callers: (540) 445-1145 Speakpipe for international callers: https://www.speakpipe.com/NerdsRPGVarietyCast The podcast's email at nerdsrpgvarietycast 'at' gmail 'dot' com Find me on a variety of discords including the Audio Dungeon Discord. Invite for the Audio Dungeon Discord https://discord.gg/j5H8hGr PLAY web forum http://www.dekahedron.com/boards/index.php Home page for this show https://nerdsrpgvarietycast.carrd.co/ Home page for Cerebrevore, the TTRPG panel discussion podcast https://cerebrevore.carrd.co/ Attend: BSerCon 3 https://tabletop.events/conventions/bser-con-3-online (sadly not in 3D) Proud member of the Grog-talk Empire having been bestowed the title of The Governor Most Radiant Grandeur Baron The Belligerent Hero of The Valley. https://www.grogcon.com/podcast/ Ray Otus did the coffee cup art for this show, you can find his blog at https://rayotus.carrd.co/ TJ provides music for my show. Colin Green at Spikepit https://anchor.fm/spikepit provided the "Have no fear" sound clip. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/message
#477 Magic Bullet - Here's a bonus remote podcast (because we're not doing enough at the moment) with superstar actor and director and now podcast documentary (if you will pocumentary) maker, Rob Reiner. With limited time, they discuss which of his films is the greatest of all time, what you need to make a perfect improvised movie, the first toilet flush on US Prime Time TV and appearing in the Batman TV series. But mostly they talk about Rob's fascinating new podcast series “Who Killed JFK?” and the flimsiness of the official account of the assassination, why it means so much to Rob and why it's important to get to the truth. Plus what it was like sharing a duplex with Albert Brooks and the moving story of remaking the Princess Bride with his dad, Carl.Listen to Who Killed JFK? here, or wherever you get your podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-killed-jfk/id1714611578.See RHLSTP on tour. It's such fun. http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Just before the festive flicks start up for this year, this episode we're covering a cult fantasy movie classic full of memorable characters and quotable lines, that surely will tick all the right boxes for Sophie's sensibilities. Or is it perhaps... inconceivable?? As well as going over the love story of Westley and Buttercup, we contemplate what is the true moral of the tale, touch upon where we see similarities with another cinematic fairytale story, and a fairy is spotted by Sophie from a more seasonal movie... ------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to follow us on social media in the links below, and let us know your thoughts and recommendations for the future! instagram.com/sp_filmviewers twitter.com/SP_Filmviewers letterboxd.com/SP_Filmviewers Rating and reviewing the show is a great help too! Please feel free to do so with these helpful links below: Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/pkE7J2T6ykb Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/users/sp_filmviewers Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sp-filmviewers/id1485548644 Lastly, we now have a Patreon you can join, for as little as £1/$1.50. More details in the link below: https://patreon.com/spfilmviewers
Danny, Debo, and Terriel are here for the annual Thanksgiving super show! Join us as we discuss Thanksgiving plans, what we're thankful we lived through, time travel, unsolicited tit pics, 9/11, Freaknik, what we're thankful for from this year, Disney adults, picnics, Danny's new tattoo idea, The Princess Bride, Holiday World, and we tease ushering in the beginning of the Christmas season! Join us for all of this and so much more! MBF – Episode #302 - Thanksgiving IX.(mp3)
Y'all it's time for another round-up of all things romance in this month's RAAG on Romance. Bridget talks about the books that she's been reading (thank you to all publishers for the copies!), Shani and Bridget talk about what TV they have been binging, and generally laugh and play their way through the episode. Special Thank You to Anna Lowe for sponsoring today's episode. Anna Lowe is the author of Tempting the Sheriff, a steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance featuring a female, fox shifter as Robin Hood and a dragon/knight as the new sheriff of Nottingham. The Sherwood Forest Shifters series combines the action-packed romance of Outlander with the humor of The Princess Bride for a fresh new twist on a classic, with brave knights, cunning bandits, fire-breathing dragons, and forbidden lovers.Shows and Books we talk about in this month's RAAG on RomanceGen V on Amazon Prime - Highly recommend, but trigger warning - LOTS of violence, gratuitous and frankly weird sex, and trauma of ALL kinds throughout. Business Proposal - Korean Drama - The main character pretends to be someone else and ends up with a billionaire, who she works for! Shani rewatched it and still loves itMy Fault or Mia Culpa - Spanish romance movie, based on a Wattpad turned trilogy. Bridget watched a liked it! Had a new step-siblings fall-in-love taboo element. Fourth Wing and Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros - The hype is worth it. This series is so good. Disclaimer - it is not finished. At least one more book coming next year. I burned right through books 1 and 2. If You'll Have Me by Eunnie -a sapphic graphic novel - legitimately cried a little at the end with how sweet and heartwarming it is. Fans of Heartstopper jump on this.The Ladies Rewrite the Rules by Suzanne Allain - author of Mr. Malcolm's List. - list of eligible rich women widows etc turn the tables and use it for their benefit. Comes out January 9th, 2024Fire in the Flesh by Jennifer L Armentrout – if you missed our interview, make sure you check it out! Plus, we didn't even talk about her series Blood and Ash being optioned by Amazon Studios. I burned right through it.******Join our book club on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance we meet 1x per month to chat books, finances, movies, and catch up! Come hang out with us!******Affiliates! Get a discount and we get some affiliate cash! That sweet sweet juice that is helping us stress less and be WAY more productive, use our code ROMANCE20. Get 30 days free on Kindle Unlimited just for our listeners!Or listen on Audible like Shani and get up to two free ebooks when you try Audible Premium Plus.***Leave us a rating and review on ItunesA lot of additional listening on Patreon!Welcome to Romance at a Glance, a podcast that uses romance novels to dive into candid conversations about life, relationship dynamics, and sexual desires. As hosts Bridget and Shani review books and interview some of romance's biggest authors, they explore the breadth of the genre, openly embracing the sex, diverse couplings, and taboos to create a safe space for listeners to be exposed to different lifestyles, fantasies, and to pique their naughty curiosity.Expect 100% honest reviews, spontaneous singing, life lessons, indecent anecdotes, and bawdy humor.Check out www.romanceataglance.comChat with us on Instagram at instagram.com/romanceataglanceSupport us on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance******Join our book club on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance we meet 1x per month to chat books, finances, movies, and catch up! Come hang out with us!******Affiliates! Get a discount and we get a small affiliate commision! That sweet sweet juice that is helping us stress less and be WAY more productive, use our code ROMANCE20. Get 30 days free on Kindle Unlimited just for our listeners!Or listen on Audible like Shani and get up to two free ebooks when you try Audible Premium Plus.***Leave us a rating and review on ItunesA lot of additional listening on Patreon!Welcome to Romance at a Glance, a podcast that uses romance novels to dive into candid conversations about life, relationship dynamics, and sexual desires. As hosts Bridget and Shani review books and interview some of romance's biggest authors, they explore the breadth of the genre, openly embracing the sex, diverse couplings, and taboos to create a safe space for listeners to be exposed to different lifestyles, fantasies, and to pique their naughty curiosity.Expect 100% honest reviews, spontaneous singing, life lessons, indecent anecdotes, and bawdy humor.Check out www.romanceataglance.comChat with us on Instagram at instagram.com/romanceataglanceSupport us on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance
An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he prefers something with lots of action and "no kissing", but he lets grandfather continue, because he doesn't want to hurt his feelings. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup is kidnapped by a band of bandits: Vizzini who works on his wits, and his two associates, a giant named Fezzik who works on his brawn, and a Spaniard named Inigo Montoya, who has trained himself his entire life to be an expert swordsman. They in turn are chased by the Dread Pirate Roberts himself. But chasing them all is the Prince, and his men led by Count Tyrone Rugen. What happens to these collectives is dependent partly on Buttercup, who does not want to marry the Prince, and may see other options as lesser evils, and partly on the other motives of individuals within the groups. But a larger question is what the grandson will think of the story as it proceeds and at its end, especially as he sees justice as high a priority as actionThe Princess Bride on IMDBThe Princess Bride on WikipediaIf you are new to the podcast then please consider following us on the platform that you love, we can be found most anywhere that you listen to your favorite podcasts. Please leave us a rating and review if you listen on iTunes and a 5 star rating if you listen on Spotify.If you have any questions, comments, suggestions for shows or you have a question you would like us to read on air then email us at email@example.com You can find us on social media at the following places:FacebookInstagramTik TokYouTubeRetro Life 4 You Website
Can you believe Ashley and Sammi haven't talked about The Princess Bride yet? Inconceivable! As you wish, Pixie Dusters, this week they shall make up for their oversight, and just in time for Dan's return! Follow your new Disney besties on Instagram @pixiedusttwinspodcast and on TikTok @pixiedusttwinspodcastFollow Dan, honorary third host of the "Pixie Dust Twins" Podcast, and King of the Manifestos: @Dantaastic on Instagram and YouTubeHave ideas for the show? Want to be a guest? Send them a message on Instagram!
Pinball: We talk about Stern's production line, the rumor Dutch Pinball has Back to the Future, a bit about The Princess Bride, and two listener emails that we discuss in depth. Video Games: We go over a Steam code recipient game review, talk about Baldur's Gate, cover the results of the Golden Joystick Awards, discuss Mortal Kombat 1 demanding too much for fatalities, go over the death of The Escapist, mention Nintendo doing a live-action Zelda movie, talk about downsizing at Unity, and cover sales figures for PS5 and Switch. Episode Links: None! Show Links: EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers Website: http://eclecticgamers.com EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“She's just trying to trick me with her baby birthing tricks!” Andy comes in and pinch hits (pinch sings and dances) for Ross, who's suddenly allergic to joyous musicals from the 50s! 0:00 -- Intro and Andy 2:55 -- Annie Get Your Gun 25:45 -- Singin' in the Rain55:33 -- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1.16:55 -- Contact information 1.18:34 -- Awards and rankings 2.00:56 -- Future business 2.16:05 -- Outro, and outtakes Hey! Be sure to watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Ninth Configuration, and The Princess Bride for next time! Hey! DON'T leave us a voicemail at (801) 896-4542! Hey! Shop the Zazzle store! Hey! Hear In Memoriam! Hey! Hear Fantasy Murder Love Triangle! Hey! Judy Garland in Annie Get Your Gun! Hey! Julie Newmar on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! Hey! The Metallica video with Johnny Got His Gun! Hey! Mark Kermode on The Ninth Configuration Hey! Subscribe in iTunes! Hey! Check out the Facebook page and vote on the next category! Hey! Check out Jon's YM&T Letterboxd list! Hey! Check out Roy's YM&T Letterboxd list! Hey! Email us at email@example.com! Send new topics! Send new theme songs!
https://douglasjcohen.com “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be,” says political figure and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt When the young composer-lyricist Douglas Cohen first secured the musical rights to the novel No Way to Treat a Lady by William Goldman—the acclaimed author of The Princess Bride and Marathon Man—he hoped it would be his big break, the first step on a gilt path to artistic triumph and commercial success in the form of a hit Broadway musical. What happened after that, while memorable, was anything but. How to Survive a Killer Musical chronicles Cohen's decade-long quest to bring that musical to the stage—writing, re-writing, and shepherding it across the US and Europe amidst all manner of adversity and plain rotten luck. It's a fascinating portrait of passion, persistence, and resilience—a coming-of-age story populated with famous mentors and formidable adversaries, told with refreshing honesty and humor. On Cohen's journey, we meet an unforgettable, vividly rendered cast of characters, including: an Oscar-winning screenwriter who invites Cohen to his personal screening room for a marathon midnight writing session; a Tony Award-winning director making his comeback after a horrific accident renders him a quadriplegic; and a celebrated, volatile British director who inspires a fruitful collaboration in London, only to later leave carnage in his wake. Catastrophes abound, including the near-fatal stabbing of a female lead in rehearsal and an onstage accident incapacitating another leading lady—leaving only the author to go on in her place! Whether you're a fan of musicals or just someone who's trying to bring a passion project into the world, this tale of fortitude in the face of obstacles, personalities, and egos will make for an eye opener!
thoughtbot's Incubator Program is back for a third round! This episode introduces founder Josh Herzig-Marks of Knect, and he will be sharing his journey from freelance work to joining the program and what happens throughout! So far, he appreciates the deliberate communication practices required for practical remote work, despite remote work already being second nature to him, and he understands the importance of proactive and transparent communication in a team setting. One critical insight for Josh so far was the misconception surrounding the term "CRM" in personal relationship management. His moment involved mislabeling a survey, which led to confusion about the project's intent. As the Incubator Program progresses and continues to scale, Jordyn expresses excitement about involving more teams with different geographic focuses. The goal is to foster a collaborative environment within the thoughtbot Incubator Slack channel, encouraging past and present participants to share experiences and advice. We invite listeners who resonate with any of the challenges heard or have potential solutions to reach out! Our next Incubator episode will introduce our other Session 3 participants, Mike and Chris, founders of Goodz. Follow Josh Herzig-Marx on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaherzigmarx/) or X (https://twitter.com/herzigma). Visit his website at joshua.herzig-marx.com (https://joshua.herzig-marx.com/). Follow thoughtbot on X (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: LINDSEY: My name is Lindsey Christensen, and I head up marketing for thoughtbot. For anyone listening or joining who isn't familiar with thoughtbot, we're a product design and development consultancy that helps you make great products and help make your team a success. One of the very cool ways we do that is with the thoughtbot Startup Incubator, which is a program that we launched this year and that Jordyn, who's with us today, has been heading up. What's up, Jordyn? And today, what we're going to be doing is catching up with one of the latest founders who's participating in the incubator and seeing what he's been up to since the kickoff over these last two weeks. JOSH: It's been two weeks. It's been two really fast weeks. LINDSEY: [laughs] Josh, could you give us a little introduction to yourself? JOSH: Sure. I'm Josh. Hi. I've been in tech product management for, like, 20-ish years, 15 or so of those were in head-of-product roles. And a bunch of those early on were my own startup, where I discovered I was a pretty mediocre founder but really liked this product leadership thing. I had a very lucky exit, which I leveraged into a series of first product manager, first head of product, first product leader roles at a series of early-stage companies across a ton of domains: B2B, B2C, FinTech, mobile, Revtech. And then, a little over a year ago, my partner and I got to do this thing we've been talking about for a while, which was we swapped who the primary parent was. We have two kids, two teens, 13 and 15, right now, so that's eighth grade and ninth grade. I wanted to take over primary parenting so that they could focus as much or as little on their career as they wanted to in the same way they had allowed me to do for the first 15-ish years of our kids being kids. And if I were a better person, I would have found some kind of job that allowed for work-life balance, but I'm not. I have a whopping case of ADD, which we'll probably come back to later on in this conversation. And the way that I knew I'd be able to actually fulfill my responsibility as a primary parent was by retiring from salaried work. So, I did that a little over a year ago, last summer. And kind of keep me busy and occupied in between 8:30 in the morning, you know, school drop off and 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon school pickup. And when I'm not doing shopping, and cooking, and lunches, and doctor's appointments, and dentist appointments, and orthodontist appointments, and play dates, and soccer practices, and basketball practices, and soccer games, and basketball games, and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and all the other things that we do, I built a very small niche coaching mentorship and advisory practice around founders, solo product managers, and first-time heads of product. And that's pretty much up until about two weeks ago what I had been doing with myself. LINDSEY: That's a great update. I especially liked all the practices that you have to go to. [crosstalk 02:54] JOSH: I do like practices. We went to a co-ed soccer game for my middle school kid. And it was the first time that the boys' team and the girls' team ever played together, and they got totally clobbered by this other team. And what I loved about it at the end was the kids weren't bummed. They were like, "That was really fun." And, you know, for a lot of these kids, they've been friends since kindergarten. So, this is, like, nine years of being friends and playing recess soccer together. And they're not very good at soccer, but they just really love all playing together so much. And they just bring so much sportspersonship to the field. It was really a pleasure. LINDSEY: Okay. So, you're doing all this fun primary parenting and going to all the fun practices. You've got a coaching business that you're working on as well. But there was this idea, this idea that's needling. What brings you to us? JOSH: I think before it was an idea, it was a problem. And I knew this was a Josh problem. And the Josh problem was that I have a really big network, you know, built over the past, you know, more than 20 years of professional life. And, you know, one of the joke lines I have is that the solution to almost any business problem is found in talking to more people. I really value being able to, you know, call people up, message them, text them, email them, get together with them, ask them lots of questions, listen hard. And I try really hard to reciprocate, doing the same thing. I don't know what your professional network looks like, Lindsey or Jordyn, over the past, I don't know, couple years, decade, however long it's been, you know. But what used to be email and LinkedIn, maybe, and maybe getting together in some local meetups, has really spiraled what, to me, feels, again, whopping case of ADD, completely out of control, right? I have my LinkedIn network, which has not gone away, right? And now I'm a member of, I don't know, Jordyn, we share these a lot, a dozen different professional networking Slacks. Those are the ones that Jordyn and I share, probably far, far more than that, right? Product management ones, entrepreneurship ones, product marketing ones, engineering ones, tech company ones, ones geographically based for the Boston area, ones that are focused on things like climate change and climate tech. So, a ridiculous number of these. And as somebody with some experience and the privilege to have some free time, it feels kind of like, I don't know, an obligation sounds too grandiose, but it feels like a nice way that I can give back is by participating and trying to be helpful inside of these. So, that's happened. And Discord became a thing, you know, certainly, it had been a thing for gamers since before that. But since the beginning of the pandemic, Discord became a thing. I'm in, like, I don't know, a dozen different similar Discord groups. And I'm in WhatsApp communities, and I'm in Telegram communities. And in-person meetups have started to happen again. And I found myself kind of losing control. I was telling people, whether, you know, over the phone, or in Zoom calls, or direct messages, that I'd make connections to them, make intros, and it was getting increasingly hard to do that. I was forgetting about people, you know, like, it's hard to remember to stay in touch with all of your colleagues when you move on from past roles. And, you know, I would try to make connections to people to be like, okay, Lindsey, you know, you wanted to meet somebody else in marketing in the Boston area. And I remember that, like, six years ago, they worked at Rocket, and now they've moved on to something else. I can't remember what it's called. And, like, how do you, like, you know, page through your email and your Slack connections and your LinkedIn to find that person? And that was really hard, too. So, I have ADD. My family would say that I'm, like, moderately functional. So, how do I achieve that? By creating systems for myself. And I did all the things which other people have tried to do. I built myself, like spreadsheets and Notion databases. I have an awful lot of, like, Notion databases now powered by forms. I'm like, just put your information in, and it'll appear magically into my database where I try to, you know, push the work onto other people. And none of it was really working for me. And that was kind of the genesis of the idea and then trying to figure out, is this a Josh problem, or is this a broader problem? That's kind of how I got started. LINDSEY: Lots of people, lots of channels, not a lot of tracking or confusing tracking. And we chatted briefly before, you know, you were starting the program. And this really resonated for me. And I also ended up doing a user interview [chuckles] with the team about it. JOSH: Yeah [laughs]. LINDSEY: Because yeah, in my role, and moving from different companies or doing mentoring on the side, and being in investor communities and marketing communities, it gets overwhelming for sure. And I feel the pain. And I've had the embarrassing moments of not remembering how I know someone or a conversation we had, or someone I really respect asking me for an intro, and I'm like, I don't remember anything about how I know that person. JOSH: I mean, that was both gratifying and disappointing. Gratifying, like, oh, it's not just a Josh problem; we all struggle with this, and disappointing, right? And as I've had more of these conversations, just to realize, like, I know almost nobody who doesn't struggle with this. There's a few. There's a few outliers, a few weirdos, a few superheroes who are able to do this really well and who feel in control. And, like, literally, as they describe it, it sounds like...Jordyn, you're nodding, right? It sounds like a superpower as they're describing how they do this, how they kind of manage it. JORDYN: [laughs] JOSH: But for the most part, thank goodness it's not a Josh problem. The bummer is, nobody has, like, you know, the magic incantation, right? The spell or the secret or, like, the one weird trick, or the tool or, like, could I just give you money and solve this thing? And none of this really exists today. And that was kind of a bummer. I was hoping for, you know, better news that this was a solved problem. LINDSEY: [laughs] Yeah. Jordyn, heading over to you for a minute, Josh applied for the incubator with this problem that he was working on. We had a lot of great applications, I think, for this session. What made you think or you and the team land on Josh as one of our session three founders that would be a great fit for the programming? JORDYN: I'd say it was probably two factors; one is the stage. What's really tough was figuring out who's a good stage fit for us. So, like, what that means is you've identified a specific enough problem. You're not just, like, I want to solve world hunger or something, like, super broad. There's enough of a specific pain point or a problem that you're trying to solve that there's, like, we might conceivably make progress on it in eight weeks. But you're not so far along that you are basically like, "Hey, I've got the specs for an MVP. Can you just build it?" Which is, like, too late for us. And part of that is a discovery mindset of, "Hey, I've identified this pain point. I think other people have it. But I am very open to how we solve the problem or learning new things about it, learning that it is a bigger need in a market I've never thought about," like being open to the things we might learn together. So those things: stage fit, mindset fit. But, also, like, it is a problem that is addressable with software, right? thoughtbot's focus is software. Like, yes, we have worked on products that are not software products, but, like, our bread and butter is software. And my personal bread and butter professionally is software. So, is the problem on the table something that, you know, software is a big component in meeting the need? So, it's, you know, it's stage. So, I guess it's three things: stage, founder mindset, which is this combination of having conviction but being open-minded, a very weird [laughs] thing to find in a person. And then, you know, can we conceive of a way to address this with software without jumping to a solutionizing? That's sort of what we're looking for, and Josh checked all of those boxes. And I think, also, just had a problem that people really resonated [laughs] with, which is clear from [laughs] what Lindsey was saying and for me personally as well, I think I should [laughter] say. This is a problem I have. So, when Josh and I first talked about it, I was just like, yes, I would love to solve this problem. I also wish there was some spell, or incantation, or weird trick, or existing products, et cetera. JOSH: We might have spent an hour nerding out over all of the things that we've tried, yeah. JORDYN: The things that we've tried, emphasis on the nerding. JOSH: On the nerding part, yeah. JORDYN: Any of you listening [crosstalk 10:45] JOSH: Or what if we get sneakier connect Google Sheets to this, like, really weird web query and [laughs] -- JORDYN: [laughs] Exactly. And then giving up because it's totally unmaintainable or, like, [laughter] impossible, yeah. So... JOSH: Right. Oh, and it's all crap, too [laughs]. JORDYN: Right, right. So, if anyone out there listening is like, "Oh yeah, that's me," first of all, you're not alone. Second of all, please reach out to us. We would like to interview you [crosstalk 11:09] JOSH: Or, if anyone out there is like, "Oh, I have this thing solved," right? If you got the solution, please reach out to us. JORDYN: [laughs] Yes, also, please. JOSH: You can save us six more weeks of work [laughs]. JORDYN: If you know the solution, definitely tell us. Anyway, so to your question, though, Lindsey, that's how this [inaudible 11:23], and it just seemed like a great fit along those lines. LINDSEY: Yeah. So but, Josh, you mentioned...well, I think you kind of downplayed your founder history a little bit. But you've been a founder who had success, certainly a product team leader who has been very successful in the early-stage teams. What were you looking for from thoughtbot? Like, what attracted you to working with the thoughtbot team on your problem when you have all this kind of past experience already? JOSH: I think there's probably three parts to it; one is I know a bunch of people in the thoughtbot team pretty well. In past roles, I have actually hired thoughtbot; I think it was twice. And I've referred a bunch of your current and past clients as well. Like, I'm just generally a big thoughtbot fan. I think I've even used thoughtbot products long before I even knew, like, Chad or Jordyn, some of your old products from, like, you know, the early 2000s. So, we're going really OG here. So, I knew thoughtbot really well and think really highly of everybody who I've interacted with there. Number two is, I know, you say incubator, but, for me, the word that's really been resonating has been accelerator. It can be really slow the early, I don't know, weeks, months, years to go from an idea to, hey, this is really an opportunity. And I didn't want to spend weeks or years at this. I have a full-time job. It's, you know, taking care of the family. Like, that's what I wanted to be focused on. And if this was really an opportunity, I wanted to figure this out relatively quickly. And I love the fact that thoughtbot has this eight-week accelerating program. And the third one is I had this...and, you know, not every assumption I came in with was one that I'm going to leave the program with. But I came in with the assumption that a lot of the risk was technology risk. I had a rough idea. I was quickly discovering this wasn't just a Josh problem; this was a broader problem, right? There's plenty of challenges beyond that, but it's good to discover that your problem is broad. But is it something which can actually get built and built relatively straightforward? Jordyn here [inaudible 13:27] this all the time. You know, I don't like science project problems, right? And thoughtbot is really, really good at building software and partnering with somebody who could help to remove that kind of risk as a non-technical founder, as somebody with literally zero technical skills, I find that very, I don't know, comforting, exciting. LINDSEY: Okay, writes down in marketing notebook: "Accelerator resonating more than incubator." [laughs] JOSH: I wanted to get to the decision...incubator is a better word for it. But I personally wanted to get to that is this a good opportunity or a bad opportunity decision faster. LINDSEY: To quickly validate invalidate. JOSH: Right. I wanted this, like, I wanted to timebox this thing, and eight weeks is a nice chunk of time. LINDSEY: Love that, yeah. JORDYN: I want to just, like, flag here that, like, all of these words are very frustrating [laughter]. And we had a really hard time picking one. LINDSEY: I know [laughs]. JORDYN: And we really actually, like, in literal terms, I think that program is way more, like, founder bootcamp than anything, but thoughtbot can't run a bootcamp without people thinking it's a Rails bootcamp, right? JOSH: Yeah. LINDSEY: [laughs] JORDYN: Like, if we just said, "thoughtbot bootcamp," people would be like, oh, as a developer, I should go to this bootcamp, and thoughtbot will teach me how to be a better engineer, which would be totally reasonable from a brand standpoint, right? So, we were like, all right, not bootcamp. And then accelerator typically comes with investment dollars, in my experience as a founder, and we don't invest cash in the companies that we work with yet. So, that was off the list. And that just left incubator, which, eh, like, I don't disagree that it's not the best word, but, whatever, we lack a good one. JOSH: I'll tell you one thing. So, I'm involved with other things in this space. I'm based in Boston but for Raleigh's brand-new Founder Institute chapter, which I think is a great program. And I'm really proud of the, you know, first cohort of founders that are going to the program down there. And I love them. And I love their energy, and enthusiasm, and focus and that we at Founder Institute are providing them with value. I think we really are, or I wouldn't be participating. But I wanted people to work alongside me. And I think that's actually one of the things which is really unique about thoughtbot's program. This isn't, like, you know, a bunch of other founders with varying amounts of experience working alongside you. This is, like, actual people who do things: designers and software engineers, developers who are working alongside you and learning alongside you. But it makes it, I would say, less of a lonely process. This is one of the things I remember. When I founded a company, the one time I did this prior, I did it with my best friend, which is about as unlonely as you can possibly get. And it still is really, really lonely. Having this like, you know, team backing you up and a company backing up that team and organization is nice. LINDSEY: Thanks for sharing that about the loneliness factor. That kind of reminds me, Jordyn; I know in the last session, you were trying out the idea of, like, this founder emotion tracker. Has that made its way to session 3? JORDYN: Not really, mostly because both of the teams we're working with, two teams, by the way, not just Josh, have been founders before. And so, the emotional rollercoaster of, like, literally every day, you know, Monday, you feel like a million bucks because you have a really great idea, and you're really excited about it. And then, Tuesday, you talk to a bunch of people who add some complexity to the assumptions that you had [laughs] made on Monday. And then you start to feel like maybe this isn't a thing, oh no. And then, Wednesday, you learn about some, like, technical thing that you didn't realize was a stumbling block. And so, by the end of Wednesday, you're like, everything is doomed. I shouldn't even be doing this. I've just wasted everyone's time. But then the team wakes up on Thursday and is like, "Actually, there's an easy solution to this. And we've found a new group of people to talk to who have this problem in a really clear way." And then you feel like a million bucks again. And then you just cycle through it. Like, that cycle is something that Josh and our other founding team have actually felt before. And so, we haven't really been, like, leaning on the emotional roller coaster timeline as much just because it hasn't been as relevant. And that's kind of what's tough about the program we're running, which is that everybody comes to it with different assets in hand. I always think of that scene in The Princess Bride when they're outside the castle, and Westley is like, "What do we have? What are our assets?" It's like you arrive to this with different assets in hand. You might have already talked to 50 people, but you have no technical background. So, you don't know what on earth to do about the information that you've learned. Or, you know, maybe you do have a technical background. And so, you've done a bunch of solutionizing, but you haven't talked to a single person about [laughs] whether they have the problem you're trying to solve. Anyway, it really runs the gamut. And so, the programming is designed to help teams find focus and find market message fit. But what people roll up with is very different. In this case, we have a cohort, so to speak, that has some prior startup experience, especially as founders. And so, they know a little bit more about how every day is going to emotionally feel different. And that emotional rollercoaster workstream is on the roadmap. But we don't spend as much time with it as we did with Ashley and with Agnes before in the first two sessions because they were first-time founders and really didn't know how they should be feeling. And that, to me, is one of the many value adds, including what Josh mentioned, like just having a team diligently focused on your problem space full-time is a huge boost of momentum and confidence. Just, like, people thinking about the same thing you're thinking about with you and bringing their earnest efforts to solving the problem has been one of the main things people have found valuable about it, in addition to the acknowledgement that, like, you're going to have a lot of different emotions. And it doesn't mean anything necessarily. Like, your day-to-day emotion does not mean that you are a failure or that this is a bad idea or that you're a success, and this is a good idea [laughs]. Like, neither of those things is necessarily true. LINDSEY: So, let's chat a little bit about what has actually been happening since kickoff. So, two weeks ago, started. Jordyn, maybe I'll start with you. What has the first two weeks of programming looked like? JORDYN: We have been really heads down on interviewing. Josh rolled up having done a survey, which yielded a bunch of conversations already, conversations [inaudible 19:34]. So, we iterated on the scripts. You know, part of the efforts of the first couple of weeks are really geared toward having our team understand the things that Josh understands already. We need to kind of get on the same page. And so, we try to talk to as many people as we can because there's nothing...One of our theses here, beliefs, I don't know what the right word is, is that there's really nothing that drives momentum quite like team alignment, and there's nothing quite like talking to customers and hearing for yourself what their pain points are. That drives alignment. So, it's like, everyone's talking to people. I'm sure people out there have been on teams where it's like one person talks to customers, and they're translating to everybody else. "Here's what I'm hearing. So, this is what we need to build." And it's like if everybody has first-hand experience with the conversations, alignment and conviction sort of grows organically out of it. It's a lot less work to align if everybody's talking to people. So, it's always, like, the first order of business is, how do we talk to people so that we know the things you know to the level that you know them? So, we've been doing a ton of interviewing. And then, that's about driving alignment and understanding, but it's also ultimately about trying to drive focus. So, as we are talking to people and listening to them, we're really trying to listen for patterns and to map those to the market segments these people inhabit. So, like, every one of us has our own network that we're bringing to this effort, and so we start there. And we start where you are with what you have, right? I think that's, like, a Teddy Roosevelt quote: start where you are with what you have. Somebody said that. Anyway, so we all do that. But really, ultimately, we want to...building software is all about a repeatable problem that you can address with a one-size-fits-all [laughs] more or less product. What we're trying to find is, like, we're trying to listen for patterns and listen for pain points that are addressable and really focus in on a narrow niche or a situation context that we can address in some repeatable way. And I would say, at this moment, we've done a bunch of that interviewing. And we're now like, okay, we're feeling the need to focus, but we have not quite started that dive. I don't know, Josh, maybe you feel the same or different. JOSH: No, I think that's right on. I mean, you know, the first thing we all had to do was develop our own [inaudible 21:45] understanding of the problem and the potential user, right? It wasn't going to happen from me talking to people. It was going to happen from us talking to people. And then, the next step is to start to align that empathic understanding, which sounds like a thing that gets finished, but really, it's only a thing that gets started and never really ends. And then, you know, we got to be willing to make some bets, right? We got to figure out, you know, what is our hypothesis? You know, what do we think are the risky bits? And what are the things that differentiate this from being a problem? Where I think we have broad agreement across the entire team. And, literally, everybody we spoke to, the only people who don't think this is a problem are the ones who have some complicated, ridiculous system they built themselves, which they will acknowledge is not going to apply to anybody else. So, the problem is broad, right? But where exactly is the opportunity? Because at the end of the day, we're looking to build a business. LINDSEY: Josh, I saw your head nodding during the alignment discussion. How has it been aligning with the team around the problem you've been thinking so much about? JOSH: I don't know, Jordyn, how you feel about it. I've found it really fun. And it's been fun for a couple of reasons. I think the number one reason that I really like it is this is a really diverse team, right? So, Jordyn and I are in Boston and have; I would say, fairly similar tech company entrepreneurish sort of, you know, hand-wavy, miscellaneous tech people, startup folks background. We have somebody in Denmark, but she's Spanish. We have someone in maybe London right now, but he's Nigerian. And we have a member of our team in Saudi Arabia. That's a lot broader perspective. And I think that comes to play in, like, at least three different ways. They come with their own perspectives, and their own world experiences, and lived experiences, and values, and ways they talk about those things, right? Number one. They come with their own networks of people to talk to you for whom it's easy to reach. So, it's not just all hand-wavy, tech startupy folks like I'd be talking to. And, like, literally, my entire list is, like, oh, they're all people like me. Like it was really easy to get 60 people to want to talk to me because they're all people I've been talking to for a while, which is awesome and maybe a little bit uninteresting. But more than that, they all bring different language. Like, we've been struggling. Like, this is what we did. We spent what? Two hours of our hour and a half meeting this morning struggling with, like, are we having a difference, like, meaning or a difference of words? And it's not an efficient way to use your time, but it really is an effective way to use your time. Because, like, that struggle of trying to communicate what we're hearing and try to communicate what we're thinking and what we're feeling, I think, has led to a much better understanding of the problem and maybe even the opportunity than we would have had otherwise. I'm a big fan of struggle. JORDYN: Definitely. And I do feel like there's an element of this where you can never understand your customers' problems in too much detail. It's like every pass we do at this, we kind of have a deeper, more granular, nuanced sense of the problems. And just in that conversation this morning, we, like, took a problem that we had understood one way and, like, were able to break it down, like, okay, what are the actual pieces of this? Oh, there's, like, many pieces of it, right? Like you said, Josh, it feels inefficient, or sometimes it just feels like you walk out of a call and you're like, what was that about? And then only later do you find, you know, maybe when we are ideating, like, ways we might solve a problem, that conversation we had that felt really murky and, like, are we just arguing about semantics here? Are we arguing [laughs]...I don't know, like, however, you might frame that, like, actually becomes really important where you're like, oh, well, I'm very glad we took the time to break this problem down because now that we're trying to develop a solution, it becomes clear that there are many, little things we're trying to solve. And we can't solve them all at once. And so, it's great that we all have a fluent understanding of the details of that because it makes those conversations much faster so [inaudible 25:30]. JOSH: Can I say a nice thing about thoughtbot? I know this isn't, like, the, you know, [crosstalk 25:34] LINDSEY: Please. Please do. Welcome, Josh. Yeah, the floor is yours. JOSH: Let me say a nice thing about thoughtbot. The last time I did this, I did this with my best friend, Ben, a person I had literally known since I was six years old, maybe five, I don't know, since first grade. And we were entering a new space. This was, like, grocery marketing. And we talked to a crap ton of people, a lot of them doing things like going to grocery store headquarters and just talking to people and meeting people who are, like, manufacturers of a grocery product and going to trade shows with 60,000 grocers all in one giant room. Remember those days pre-COVID? We would, like, you know, take the samples with your left hand and shake with your right hand, and don't get those two things mixed up because there's a lot of people in the room with you. And we talked to easily 1,000 people, and we knew how to establish that, like, shared empathic understanding of the market and the problem really well because we were side by side. We were really well-practiced at having those conversations. And, you know, after the day of, you know, shaking hands, and meeting people, and introducing ourselves was done, we'd go back to the hotel room, shared, of course, because we were young entrepreneurs who couldn't afford to get nice hotel rooms. And we'd spend the next couple of hours, like, talking about it. We, like, talked to each other all the time. One nice thing about thoughtbot is you're really good at working remotely and working asynchronously. And if, you know, it had been up to me by myself to be like, okay, you know, Josh, you have this, like, remote team in different time zones with, you know, non-overlapping hours. How are you going to, like, work together to establish this common understanding, this common semantic model, this common syntax for talking about the problem, and the users, and the needs, and the opportunity? I'd be like, I don't know, right? And this is somebody who's, like, worked remotely for the past, I don't know, 5,6, 7 years, I mean, most of his job. But, like, still, that early bit is a thing, which, you know, I've seen a lot of thoughtbot practice and skill around. And it's not an easy skill to master. And it's one that you practiced organizationally. And that's really valuable. And I don't think I fully appreciated that until we got started. LINDSEY: Oh, thanks. Jordyn, any thoughts on that? Were you thinking about remote setup of the program, or at this point, it's just everything is remote? JORDYN: Working remotely can really deepen, in good ways, one's communication practices because it forces you to be intentional about communicating in a way that when you are co-located with people, you kind of don't have to because there's people in front of you when you talk to them. So, I agree, Josh, that thoughtbot does a good job of making that work, the work to communicate and stay on the same page, like, tangible, visible, whatever it is. That's also just something I've given a ton of thought to because I've been working remotely, like, as a primary orientation since 2010. And so, this is just, like, how I work. And it's very; I don't know, organic to my mind now that it's basically, like, if I'm doing something and I don't tell someone about it, it's like a tree falls in the forest, you know, if there's no one around to hear it. If I'm working on something and I don't tell anyone about it, it's like I didn't do anything. Communication is, like, 60% of the job. And the setpoint is, oh, I did something. Oh, I emailed someone. Maybe I should tell the team about this [laughs]. Just literally because you're not in a situation where I'm going to overhear a phone call that Josh is having because he's at the desk next to mine, or I'm going to, like, ambiently be aware that, like, Carol and Toby went into a conference room to talk about something. Like, while I maybe didn't consciously think about that, it's sort of in my periphery. Like, none of that is happening because we're not in the office together, right? We don't get to do the thing that you did with Ben, where we just talk about stuff because we're near each other. So, you really have to get into this practice of externalizing very proactively the things going on in your own mind with the team. And it's a challenge. It's work. It doesn't just happen effortlessly, right? But yeah, to say it's critical or to say it's a critical piece of how we approach the work is an understatement. I don't know, it's like, it is the work [laughs]. The making of the software, whatever, that's easy [laughs]. Communicating about making software that's hard [laughs]. So, I don't know, it's very heartening -- LINDSEY: Yeah, that makes sense. JORDYN: To hear, Josh, that you think that we do a good job of that. I think we're constantly trying to do a better job of it, frankly. I don't know if you can do [crosstalk 29:28] JOSH: That's probably why you do a good job. LINDSEY: So, I know a lot of the early weeks, days has been around alignment and doing a lot of these user interviews. Have there been any moments yet, Josh, any new, like, light bulbs for you or insights, or are we not quite there yet; it's more kind of setting the scene? JOSH: I'll share one really embarrassing one. LINDSEY: Oooh. JOSH: Which keeps on coming back to bite me. When I sent out the survey and, of course, I [inaudible 29:57] for everybody listening, basically, surveys are useless, except they're really nice lead generation tools for people who are willing to talk to you. But when we sent out the survey, at the top, it says something like, "Personal CRM survey." And I'm pretty sure that when I set up the calendar invite system, which is, by the way, for folks listening out there, like, you want to get your, like, operational side of this thing done before you start sending emails out because you're going to quickly, like, lose the ability to keep track of stuff. I think the meeting of it also, I said something like personal CRM survey. And it was, I don't know, sometime in the middle of the first week, maybe later on, when, like, I think we all realized on the team that, like, CRM is the wrong framing for this thing, right? Nobody likes CRMS [laughs]. CRMs are transactional. They're tools to sell something to somebody. You know, they are tools for, like, auditing your behavior if you're a salesperson to make sure you're doing what you're supposed to be doing. They're, like, on a cadence. Like, CRMs are tools for a world, which is not what most people aspire for their personal relationships to be. And I don't think we've quite settled on what this thing actually is. And maybe there isn't a thing yet, right? Maybe that's part of the challenge that we're having, like, this thing doesn't exist, but it's not a CRM. And three-quarters of the way through the interviews is when I asked people like, "So, what question should I have asked you?" They all said, "Well, you didn't ask me about personal CRMs at all." I'm like, "Okay, that's a good point [laughs]." So, there have been plenty of pivots inside of my head around this and the way that I think about this problem, and some of these things are still embarrassing and still kind of coming back to haunt me and maybe haunt the rest of the team as well. I don't know, Jordyn, what [crosstalk 31:27] LINDSEY: Honestly, I was hoping for something way more embarrassing, but [laughs] -- JOSH: Way more embarrassing. JORDYN: If that's your embarrassing...[laughs] LINDSEY: Yeah, you're doing great. You're doing great. JORDYN: You're doing great. JOSH: Okay, the number of video calls where I'm not wearing pants. [laughter] LINDSEY: Okay, onto the next question, Jordyn –- JOSH: Embarrassing or awkward, I don't know, yeah. [laughter] LINDSEY: Jordyn, you mentioned that Josh is not the only participant in this [crosstalk 31:52] JORDYN: Great question. LINDSEY: Tell me about, why not just Josh? What's going on? What are the developments there? JORDYN: Yeah, this is really exciting. So, we wanted to scale this program from the moment that we ran single companies [inaudible 32:08] to start because we wanted to learn as much as we could in a kind of intense, focused way from developing a process and seeing what's valuable about it. So, this was always kind of on our minds to do. And the way it worked out was just that there were two teams at thoughtbot ready and willing to serve. And we had, you know, anytime we [inaudible 32:28] the application window, we always kind of have a list of folks that we're excited about. We can't take all of them. But in this case, we had the two teams. And it also kind of fell in this nice way where we've got this team with a center of gravity, you know, GMT center of gravity, essentially. And then we have another team, which has more of a, like, U.S. center of gravity. And so, the timing kind of worked out. And yeah, I don't know, it wasn't anything more complex than that. It's just we'd always been on the lookout for how we could scale this effort––bring it to more folks. And this was the first opportunity where it appeared like it would work out. I mean, TBD if it's working out [laughs]. We can decide at the end [laughs]. But it's very exciting. It's fun. And we're really looking for ways to help these teams collaborate, you know, we'll see how. Everybody's in a Slack channel together inside of thoughtbot's Slack called thoughbot incubator. And our past participants are in there as well. And we're really trying to create an atmosphere where people can help each other, share tips, talk about what they're working on. There is actually some intersection between what Josh is working on and what the other team is working on, I think, just because, Josh, what you're working on applies [laughs] to a lot of people. I think it applies to these people, too. Anyway, that's [crosstalk 33:42] LINDSEY: It's fun to see the incubator Slack start to build out and folks talking to each other, and more thoughtboters are trickling in there. Because, Josh, you mentioned you've been a client before and a thoughtbot fan in the past. And now you can officially live in thoughtbot Slack, too, and hang out with us 24/7. JOSH: Still just a guest. LINDSEY: [laughs] JOSH: Only got my two channels. Can't DM you unless you're in one of those two channels. LINDSEY: One [crosstalk 34:11] JOSH: But yes, it is very exciting. This is better than snacks at your downtown Boston office. LINDSEY: Yeah, that's great. JOSH: I think I even added an emoji to Slack. I was pretty happy with that. LINDSEY: Oh, nice. We've got a good custom emoji library. JOSH: I mean, that's what we have for company culture, right? Is company emojis. LINDSEY: To kind of finish this out here, Josh or Jordyn, do you have any calls to action for our viewers or listeners, maybe interviews or survey participants or anything else? JORDYN: Well, certainly, if the pain point we described resonates for you [laughs], reach out. We would love to interview you. Or, like Josh said, if you actually have solved this problem [laughs] -- LINDSEY: Oh yeah, that was a good one. JORDYN: Please reach out [laughs]. That would be amazing. JOSH: But I actually meant that. So, like, hey, if you out there are a software developer, an entrepreneur, own a company that you think has really solved this, I would love to learn from that if you want to talk to us. If you are a person who struggles with this and feels like you've tried really hard to solve this, I'd love to hear from you as well. You know, did you search for a tool? Did you ask your friends? Did you try to build something yourself? Do you still use that thing you built yourself? Did you try one of those CRMs? [crosstalk 35:26] Did you try a personal CRM tool out there, right? Clay, Dex, Monica, folk, if those names resonate with you, like, I want to hear, right? I want to hear about people who feel like they're doing this thing really well or people who don't feel like they're doing as well as they should but who feel like they've put, like, real effort into it. LINDSEY: Great. Well, we're going to be catching up with Josh here every other week. JOSH: Great. LINDSEY: We'll have some updates on the thoughtbot blog. And in our alternating week, we're going to be catching up with the other founders going through the incubator. So, next week, we're going to chat with Mike and Chris. And y'all will get to meet them and hear a little bit about their journey and what's led them to validating their idea in the thoughtbot incubator as well. JOSH: And strong rec people to tune in for that one. They are extremely photogenic and very funny, and they talk slower than me, too, so a greater chance for people to understand what they're saying. So, all in all, definitely tune in for that. LINDSEY: That's a great promo. If you want to stay up to date with the incubator or are thinking about applying for the next session, I think will be in the new year, you can go to thoughtbot.com/incubator. And you can also sign up for email updates. And we can make sure to send you recordings of these interviews as well as the blog updates and then keep you up to date about when applications open and end. Jordyn and Josh, thank you so much for joining today and sharing what's been going on in the early days. It's really exciting to follow along. All right, have a great day. Thanks, everyone, for watching. AD: Did you know thoughtbot has a referral program? If you introduce us to someone looking for a design or development partner, we will compensate you if they decide to work with us. More info on our website at tbot.io/referral. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Special Guests: Jordyn Bonds and Josh Herzig-Marx .
John and Craig host an in-depth look at the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride, recorded live at the WGA Theatre in 2019. They discuss how the “abridged” structure brings us only the best parts of the story and what this means for the characters and world. From the frame story to the myth of the Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride shaped decades of screenwriters but would be inconceivable to produce today. In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig discuss William Goldman's famous (and often misapplied) quote abut Hollywood: “Nobody knows anything.” Links: Episode 386 – The Princess Bride Episode 221 – Nobody Knows Anything (including what this quote means) The Princess Bride The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman The Dread Pirate Roberts The Bechdel Test Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Threads and Instagram John August on Threads, Instagram and Twitter John on Mastodon Outro by Cole Parzenn (send us yours!) This episode was originally produced by Megan McDonnell. Scriptnotes is produced by Drew Marquardt and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at email@example.com You can download the episode here.
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This month for movie night we watched Don Coscarelli's 1982 sword & sorcery film, The Beastmaster. Next month's film will be 1983's Krull. You have until 24 November 2023 to send in your thoughts on Krull. Submissions this episode from Dan (VinoAzulMan on discord), Menion aka Rob (Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi), MW (The Worlds of MW Lewis), Dark Fluid (The Silver Key), Daniel (Bandit's Keep), Goblin's Henchmen (Goblin's Henchmen), Spencer aka Free Thrall (Keep off the Borderlands), Graveslugg, Joe (Raven God Games), Joe (Hindsightless), Amy & Karl (The GMologist Presents), and Evil Jeff & family (Minions and Musings). Previous Movie Mondays Clash of the Titans https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/xHSTgeM7PAb The Dungeonmaster https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/515-The-Dungeonmaster-on-Movie-Monday-e24qha4 The Princess Bride https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/529-The-Princess-Bride-on-Movie-Monday-e264o7r Hawk the Slayer https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/543-Hawk-the-Slayer-on-Movie-Monday-e27gth8 Ladyhawke https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/556-Ladyhawke-on-Movie-Monday-e29n74o Ways to contact me: Google Voice Number for US callers: (540) 445-1145 Speakpipe for international callers: https://www.speakpipe.com/NerdsRPGVarietyCast The podcast's email at nerdsrpgvarietycast 'at' gmail 'dot' com Find me on a variety of discords including the Audio Dungeon Discord. Invite for the Audio Dungeon Discord https://discord.gg/j5H8hGr PLAY web forum http://www.dekahedron.com/boards/index.php Home page for this show https://nerdsrpgvarietycast.carrd.co/ Home page for Cerebrevore, the TTRPG panel discussion podcast https://cerebrevore.carrd.co/ Proud member of the Grog-talk Empire having been bestowed the title of The Governor Most Radiant Grandeur Baron The Belligerent Hero of The Valley. https://www.grogcon.com/podcast/ Ray Otus did the coffee cup art for this show, you can find his blog at https://rayotus.carrd.co/ TJ Drennon provides music for my show. Colin Green at Spikepit https://anchor.fm/spikepit provided the "Have no fear" sound clip. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/message
In this episode, we continue to focus on films chosen by our Patron Deana Vilches. Today we are discussing the timeless classic The Princess Bride. If you want to choose which movies we discuss, consider joining our Patreon page!Support the show
If you wanna be a Princess Bride, you better be ready to fight like a Lord of the [wedding] rings! Prepare to be bummed out by the Eldredge marriage as we give chapter 11 of Captivating the read that it deserves! BAD BOOK: Captivating Chapter: 11 of 12 | Warrior Princesses Book Club Member: Melanie Instagram | @climbholamel
Writer and Comic Creator Charlie Stickney returns to discuss his new White Ash Kickstarter Glarien. It's a full discussion of nothing but fantasy, from LOTR to Wheel of Time, to Never Ending Story to The Princess Bride. Long Ago and Far Away 2 KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitecatent/long-ago-and-far-away-2-son-of-elvenwood?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=long%20ago%20and%20far%20away%202 Glarien KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegamecomic/glarien-of-white-ash-1-3-a-fantasy-series-for-mature-readers
The eighth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1987 features Jason's personal pick, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner from a screenplay by William Goldman and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Andre the Giant, The Princess Bride was adapted by Goldman from his own 1973 novel.The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Roger Ebert (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-princess-bride-1987), Janet Maslin in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/25/movies/film-princess-bride-full-length-fairy-tale.html), and Michael Wilmington in the Los Angeles Times (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-09-25-ca-6496-story.html).Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show.Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @AwesomemoviepodYou can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedyYou can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleedYou can find our producer David Rosen's Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod.You can also follow us all on Letterboxd to keep up with what we've been watching at goforjason, signalbleed and bydavidrosen.Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and get access to exclusive content from Awesome Movie Year, plus fellow podcasts Piecing It Together and All Rice No Beans, and music by David Rosen: https://www.patreon.com/bydavidrosenAll of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.comPlease like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in for the next 1987 installment, featuring a Sundance Film Festival award winner, Lizzie Borden's Working Girls.
This episode we are returning to focus on a Legend of cinema, and this episode we are talking about a man who has one of the best runs behind the camera through the eighties, and perhaps a forgotten master. Yes I am of course talking about the great Rob Reiner. I of course can't talk about such a legend alone, I am joined by Chase from The Movie Gap.Warning we will be talking SPOILERSMartins pick for Rob Reiner films is the ultimate story book fantasy tale, The Princess Bride. On this one we talk about how Rob Reiner creates this world through a child's eyes. We talk about how the film has its own spin on scenes in films we've seen many times before. We talk about how witty and clever the film is. Plus we talk Shakespeare and rats. IMDB page The Movie Gap website FVF Social linkstwitterinstagramTikTokAs ever please enjoy.Support the show
In this episode of The Movie Loot, me and my friend, composer and host of Piecing It Together, David Rosen get on a pirate ship to talk about Oliver Stone!!! and punctuation symbols!!! Can you believe it?!? It's all in our loot of September watches! Check it out.00:00:00 - 00:02:30 -- Intro00:02:30 - 00:11:22 -- Meet David!00:11:22 - 00:40:35 -- The September Loot00:40:35 - 00:42:20 -- Closing00:42:20 - 00:44:57 -- OutroFollow DavidPiecing It Together Podcast: http://www.piecingpod.com/Facebook Group: Popcorn & Puzzle PiecesDavid's music: http://www.bydavidrosen.comTwitter: @PiecingPodPunch-Drunk Love clip (c) Sony PicturesPodcast Intro/Outro: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The Heist
The seventh episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1987 features our foreign film pick, Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is the Friend's House?. Written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Babak Ahmadpour, Ahmed Ahmadpour and Khodabaksh Defai, Where Is the Friend's House? is the first movie in Kiarostami's acclaimed Koker trilogy.The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Gemma Files in Eye Weekly, Jonathan Rosenbaum in the Chicago Reader (https://chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/where-is-my-friends-house/), and Dennis Schwartz in Ozus World Movie Reviews (https://dennisschwartzreviews.com/whereismyfriendshouse/).Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show.Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @AwesomemoviepodYou can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedyYou can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleedYou can find our producer David Rosen's Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod.You can also follow us all on Letterboxd to keep up with what we've been watching at goforjason, signalbleed and bydavidrosen.Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and get access to exclusive content from Awesome Movie Year, plus fellow podcasts Piecing It Together and All Rice No Beans, and music by David Rosen: https://www.patreon.com/bydavidrosenAll of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.comPlease like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in for the next 1987 installment, featuring Jason's personal pick, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride.
We're watching The Princess Bride this week. We know it's funny and there's kissing, but is it a rom com? Westley (Cary Elwes) is killed on the high seas before he can marry his true love, Buttercup (Robin Wright). Heartbroken and convinced Westley is dead, Buttercup agrees to marry a less-than-charming prince. However, before she can exchange marriage vows, Buttercup finds herself kidnapped and face-to-face with Westley's killer: the Dread Pirate Roberts. Gasp! Stream this movie on Disney+ today, and let us know your thoughts on whether this movie is rom com!Email us at MadeMePodcast@gmail.comFind us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/MadeMePodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/myhusbandmademedoit/ Podcast artwork by Anna Eggleton of Treehouse Lettering & Design: https://www.treehouseletteringanddesign.com/
A software snafu means I'm doing a quick upload from my phone, again! Sorry! But I decided to do another book review, while you're waiting! In this one, I talk about the book and movie The Princess Bride. The book is 50 years old this year! Check it out, and I promise, we'll have a real episode again soon!
Nick and Andrew are taking some time to watch movies from 1996, so this week we talked about our favorite comfort movies. And some of us treat comfort differently.You might like it. Best listened to at 1.25% speedNick is @Supermans_Papa on X and @N_ervin 23 on Instagram and NErvin23 on LetterboxdAndrew is @AndrewLZCom on X, Instagram and Tiktok and AndrewLZ on Letterboxd and BlueSkyThe show is @WAS_ThePodcast on XPlease leave a review and follow/subscribe, we would really appreciate it.
You read that title correctly, the second longest WGA strike is officially over! But as that ends, the SAG strike continues, and a SAG strike against the video game publishers looms. Meanwhile, final wrap ups from Tokyo Game Show, The Xbox Activision Deal is finally free to close, Jim Ryan is retiring from PlayStation, and Meta drops details about the Meta Quest 3. In Hollywood, Netflix debuts trailers for a lot of new animation, Amazon is bringing ad's to Prime Video, and Dan Harmon opens up about his working "relationship" with Justin Roiland. To cap off the show we have my favorite 10 80s Family Movies.
Jarvis is back from Vegas to regale us with stories of Ragavans and Princess Bride cards and Bean-based shenanigans. We're talking about new products, an itty bit of standard, and plenty of randomly interjected asides. Come hang out! Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!
FEATURED FILM: Empire Records (1995) OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: The Land Before Time (1988); Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995); The Princess Bride (1987); Gleaming the Cube (1989) We are back with Phil from I'll Make a Stay Out of You pod! Phil graciously allowed us to record not one but TWO episodes with him: a non-movie special, and a regular movie episode. The non-movie special was last time, and this is the movie episode! We STAY making Stray Kids references, as well as discussing whether the featured film passed the Bechdel test; PLUS! what Phil's 10th grade English teacher borrowed from him and never gave back (escándalo!); what event made Phil think that he and his friends were about to be arrested at the dollar theater; Phil's similarities to a certain cartoon dinosaur; namedrop the company where Phil and his co-host best friend Tom first met; Phil's favorite book, which his toddler son did not listen to when Phil read it to him!! smh!! kids these days; what Phil and Tom's WOW Discord server was named after; and more! Listen to Make a Stay pod! Check out the Make a Stay website! Listen to Mixtape's Top 10 Stray Kids (SKZ) songs! Follow BYOP: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Become a treasured kernel in the BYOP bucket over on PATREON! For as little as $3 a month, you'll get access to the Bonus Episode series, replays of the Riffraff Reads streaming show, exclusive photos, videos, polls, merch, a sense of buttery community, and more! Wanna talk? Email BringYourOwnPopcorn@gmail.com! MUSIC: "Adult Problems" by Richard and the Julians Copyright Richard and the Julians 2015; "Levanter", "Miroh", by Stray Kids, Copyright Epic Japan, JYPE 2019 and 2020; "Till I Hear it From You" by Gin Blossoms Copyright A&M Records 1995; "Sugarhigh" by Coyote Shivers, Empire Records OST 1995; "Popcorn Frog" by MC Chris Copyright mc chris llc 2013. BYOP Logo by @MilkMyth.
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This month for movie night we watched Richard Donner's 1985 adventure fantasy film, Ladyhawke. Next month's film will be 1982's The Beastmaster. You have until 27 October 2023 to send in your thoughts on The Beastmaster. Submissions from Joe (Hindsightless), Amy Lee (The GMologist Presents), Anthony aka Runeslinger (Casting Shadows), Rob Ritchie (Smoldering Dung Games), Nate, Jerod (Paroxysm by Design), Dark Fluid (The Silver Key), Goblin's Henchman & Ben (Goblin's Henchman), Spencer aka Free Thrall (Keep Off the Borderlands), MW (The Worlds of MW Lewis), and Karl (The GMologist Presents). Previous Movie Mondays Clash of the Titans https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/xHSTgeM7PAb The Dungeonmaster https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/515-The-Dungeonmaster-on-Movie-Monday-e24qha4 The Princess Bride https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/529-The-Princess-Bride-on-Movie-Monday-e264o7r Hawk the Slayer https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/episodes/543-Hawk-the-Slayer-on-Movie-Monday-e27gth8 Ways to contact me: Google Voice Number for US callers: (540) 445-1145 Speakpipe for international callers: https://www.speakpipe.com/NerdsRPGVarietyCast The podcast's email at nerdsrpgvarietycast 'at' gmail 'dot' com Find me on a variety of discords including the Audio Dungeon Discord. Invite for the Audio Dungeon Discord https://discord.gg/j5H8hGr PLAY web forum http://www.dekahedron.com/boards/index.php Home page for this show https://nerdsrpgvarietycast.carrd.co/ Home page for Cerebrevore, the TTRPG panel discussion podcast https://cerebrevore.carrd.co/ Proud member of the Grog-talk Empire having been bestowed the title of The Governor Most Radiant Grandeur Baron The Belligerent Hero of The Valley. https://www.grogcon.com/podcast/ Ray Otus did the coffee cup art for this show, you can find his blog at https://rayotus.carrd.co/ TJ Drennon provides music for my show. Colin Green at Spikepit https://anchor.fm/spikepit provided the "Have no fear" sound clip. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jason376/message
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: We asked you to text in what movie Alexis should watch this week.... And there was one requested more than any other....The Princess Bride! So our Gen Z'er finally watched it for the first time ever!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christian and Elle are in the worst bathroom imaginable, but still having a great time. At the end of each Overkill episode we answer the question- are we still in on this franchise or is it overkill? We start a fun and gruesome franchise with this episode by talking about SAW. We dig into the instant success, well-timed cancer screenings, and how 9/11 impacted the initial story. We also discuss The Princess Bride, cigarettes, and escape rooms. We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions, or any requests you have. You can contact us at: email@example.com and on your social media of choice.
Giant Monster Messages: The Princess Bride (1987) In this episode we discuss the 1987 giant monster classic, the Princess Bride. Time 01:34 History 14:00 Plot 17:16 Talking Points 40:35 Messages 51:42 Final Thoughts 55:25 Listener Feedback Contact us at: https://giantmonstermessages.com/GiantMonsterMessages@gmail.com Twitter Main Theme and Stingers Written by Matthias Fluor https://mfluor.ch/ Podcast Art by Laser 'lizard' Lluis Special Thanks to: Teachers everywhere Authors of the First Amendment
We're revisiting the big budget adaptation of Stephen King's Dreamcatcher at long last! Not only is the film celebrating its 20th anniversary, it's also a movie Dan's been wanting to cover since he started reading the book 5 years ago when we started this podcast! He's finally finished it, despite a canine mishap midway through, so here we are... And what a spectacle it is. An isolated snowy landscape, an alien invasion, possession, red fungal infections, a group of friends with psychic powers... there's a lot going on in this one! And the pedigree of the artists behind it is astonishing: Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back, directs and co-scripts with Misery adapter and The Princess Bride scribe William Goldman, with a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Thomas Jane, Tom Sizemore and Donnie Wahlberg. And special effects by ILM! What could possibly go wrong?! A lot, it turns out. But is it still worthy of freedom from the oubliette? Find out! Follow us on Threads, Facebook, Instagram and maybe Twitter, if it's still functioning. Support us on Patreon to nominate future films, vote on whether films should be released or thrown back, and access exclusive bonus content!
Please excuse the audio. This was our first time recording together in-person, and we had limited audio equipment available. However, don't let that stop you from experiencing this INCONCEIVABLE conversation about true love, subverting expectations, and MARWAGE. New episodes of the What's It About?! Film Podcast are posted on Spotify and Apple Podcasts every Friday morning! Please, like and share this episode if you enjoyed it! And if you dig the podcast, why don't ya give us a little review? We'd really appreciate it! Next week, we're visiting Tuscany to discuss: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (2003) If you're enjoying the discussion as much as we are, please subscribe and share this with all your film nerd friends! Thank you! Instagram: @whatsitaboutpodcast TikTok: @whatsitaboutpod You can find Seth, Ricardo, and Meaghan at: Ricardo Blayde Diaz: https://www.instagram.com/ricardoblaydediaz/?hl=en Seth Crowe: https://www.instagram.com/sethadamcrowe/?hl=en Meaghan Branham: https://www.instagram.com/meaghan_jane61/ Theme song: "Dancing Time" by Infraction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-2fZGtmSgU)
Mathew Vaughn's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel "Stardust" comes to the club and Comic Kristin Lindner is here to discuss it all. Why has no one ever heard of this? Was the book better? Is this Deniro's best of the century? Did we deserve more Pfeifer? Is it better than "The Princess Bride"? All these questions and more get answered on this week's Mazan Movie Club Podcast. "Stardust" in IMDb Home of the Mazan Movie Club Steve Mazan on Instagram Home of Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan
Ever been surprised by someone's true nature? Join us as we explore John's encounter with Jesus in Revelation. Just like John, let's open our hearts to discover that Jesus is more than we can imagine. Tune in and don't miss out on this journey of encountering the extraordinary Jesus! ? IT'S EASY TO GIVE at Harmony, text any amount to (859) 459-0316 to get started (or give online @ my.harmonychurch.cc/give ). Oh man, there is nothing better than The Princess Bride!!! “I am not left-handed!” Sometimes, people are not what they seem. You've experienced this right? Dated a guy who seemed nice but was just a terror Got hired on and quit after a couple weeks because the environment was toxic Misjudged someone by their looks only to find out just how good they really were at what they do. Today, we are going to look at an encounter with Jesus that showed him to not be who he had been thought to be… INTRO: We are jumping to the year 95 AD. John the Apostle is now an old man. He has been preaching about Jesus for years. His skin has gone from stretched taught to wrinkled and thin. He has preached about his experience for the past 60 years or so. The stories have dug deep grooves in him and his experiences with Jesus are distant memories. Fishing with him, sitting around campfires, bewildered by meeting Him, and watching Him work with people. John has written his account of Jesus and he has led a church full of people devoted to Jesus - this man who turned out to be God in the flesh. Now, an emperor of the Roman Empire has taken root named Domitian. He became violent towards Christians. Domitian brought the second great persecution against Christians. b "[Domitian] showed great cruelty toward many, and, after displaying various kinds of hatred and avarice and pleasure-seeking and pride, he finally became a successor of Nero in his hatred toward God. He was the second to raise persecution against us, although his father Vespasian had undertaken nothing prejudicial to us." (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book 3, Chapter 17) During this time, John, the apostle is sentenced to be imprisoned on the Island of Patmos - in the Aegean Sea - this beautiful location for vacationing today - would have been difficult living then - just rock/brush It is here that we enter John's story and his encounter. Revelation 1:9-18 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord's Day This is Sunday - it's the day Jesus rose from the dead and the reason Christians meet on this day… John is worshipping by himself because he's been abandoned here. I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” John is worshiping Jesus and hears this loud, piercing voice behind him. My dad played the trumpet and I used to love to play with it as a kid. The sound of a trumpet is vivid - it's powerful, it's loud and piercing. John is about to have letters that he will have to dictate to these churches that have popped up and are undergoing this same persecution. Lots of us have been told Revelation is a guidebook to the end times. It's actually more like a medic's manual for bringing healing to wounded people. b Throughout this book, Jesus is going to remind persecuted people that in the end - they win because He won. back to this encounter. You picture it right, John is all by himself, he's on this rocky island, waves crashing. He's worshipping Jesus - it's all he has. And he hears a voice crack through the silence. 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,[a] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. I'm not going to go into it, I've referenced it a bunch before - but you can draw a line between Daniel 7 and this passage. John is seeing Jesus - the Son of Man - who in Dan 7 is with the ancient of days. John will see Jesus embodying the same essence of the ancient of days - in Revelation - it's clear that Jesus is both, the ancient of days and the son of man. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. ILLUSTRATION: When I was a kid, my brother told me you can't look at the sun for very long without going blind. I was dumb enough to be like, “Oh yeah…” I tried and couldn't make it even a second I think. Lol. I was not the smartest cookie… Did you get the picture John is painting? I wish I were an artist, if I were, I would try and draw this picture. Can you picture him? lamp stands - think golden menorah's robe down to feet, golden sash - this is the dress of an emperor or a conquering general. His eyes look like a fire. His feet are beautifully bronze in color - like he's glowing in a furnace. When he speaks it sounds like the rush of white water rapids, he holds stars in his hands, and from his mouth is a sword protruding - meaning his words cut things to pieces. You can't look at his face because it's like the sun. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. I'm not sure if John fainted or just became faint. but he can't handle what he's being exposed to. Have you ever had something knock you off your feet? My wife Jenni describes meeting me this way…. lol I can't express enough how serious this meeting with Jesus is for John. Then in a moment of tenderness, listen to what Jesus does: Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Jesus puts his hand on him and tells John just who He is. He is the First and last. The living one, who has died and now lives forever. He unlocks and locks death for who He wants. b Maybe you are sitting there going, “So what Kent?” What are you trying to get at? Listen, John knew Jesus. -He had camped with Him -Marveled at His unique teaching -Watching Him heal people b He would have thought He knew who Jesus was. b and still, Jesus is able to knock him off his feet. b One of my biggest concerns for our generation of Christians is that we live in a world where we settle for scientific certainty about things and miss the grand scope of the world around us. b People do this with God and Jesus all the time. If I can promise you one thing. It is this: Jesus is more than you think or imagine. John knew the kind, gentle Jesus who touched lepers and healed blind people, who stood against religious intolerance. But the uncloaked Jesus he met on Patmos was so much that he could only use analogy, metaphor and simile to describe Him. Jesus is more. Just off the top of my head… Jesus is Savior from your Sins (Romans 5:8, Acts 4:12) Jesus is the originator and mechanism of creation (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17) Jesus holds all things together (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3) Jesus is the judge of the world (Matthew 25:31-32, Acts 17:31) Jesus unlocks death for those who turn to Him (John 11:25-26, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57) Jesus authors and perfects faith (Hebrews 12:2, Romans 12:3) Jesus restores and patches up our spiritual deficiencies (1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5) b Jesus IS MORE! CLOSING ILLUSTRATION: I recently read the book Undaunted Courage about Lewis and Clark and their expedition West. As I was reading it I felt the Holy Spirit whisper, “This is what life with me is like.” Your relationship with Jesus should be an adventure. It should be you bumping into God in awe-inspiring ways. Sometimes taking you to the brink of disaster and other times leaving you speechless. Listen. We are getting ready to launch Encounter on Sept 13th and our prayer for you is that you won't view encountering Jesus as a one-time event, but as an ongoing adventure to get to know the Jesus that is more. Turn to Jesus! Because if you encounter Him long enough, at some point, He's sure to turn to you and say, “There is something I need to tell you… I am not left-handed either…” ---------------------
Behold, the Eye of Sion! As Sabine struggles to find her place in the Force, Morgan Elsbeth's plan slowly takes shape. The guys breakdown the episode that gave us lightsabers, Force training, purrgil, Jacen Syndulla, Mon Mothma, The Princess Bride and Jedi In SPAAAAACE!!! Feedback and Promotion Subscribe on YouTube: Cantina Cast Send feedback and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter @TheCantinaCast Like us on Facebook: The Cantina Cast Follow us on Instagram: The Cantina Cast Follow us on Tumblr: Cantina Cast Discord: Cantina Cast Channel Cantina Cast: Web Site Pandora Link: Pandora Support the Cantina Cast Cantina Cast Patreon page TeePublic Store
Grace and Alvina discuss several topics, including a recent article about the legendary editor Ursula Nordstrom, they talk about their favorite summer movies from childhood, and touch on a landmark climate case in Montana as well as the horrific fires on Maui. See complete show notes at www.bookfriendsforever.com. Click here to become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/Bookfriendsforever1. Educators! Pre-order Chinese Menu for the Carle Museum and receive a FREE virtual classroom visit with Grace to celebrate the Moon Festival on Sept 29th! All info here: https://gracelin.com/news-events/
Bethany Edlund is a talented actress from Indiana. She sat down with Eric and Greg to talk about working with Cary Elwes from The Princess Bride, her time on the rodeo circuit, and how she got nabbed for a DUI. This is the 3rd episode of our third season and our 107th episode overall. Follow Eric: Twitter: @TalkingSchmidt Instagram: @TalkingSchmidt TikTok: @TikTalkingSchmidt Follow Greg: Twitter: @GregBurmeister Instagram: @GregHello Thank you for listening! Please give us a review wherever you listen to podcasts, unless it's a negative review - then please don't. We're very fragile. Email us questions and/or comments at email@example.com and maybe we'll respond in an episode. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/talking-schmidt/support
There's a ranch in Texas by the name of 2BAR. For Nathan Kaiser, owner and founder of 2BAR Spirits, it's a place to go. Something many of us, as life continues moving forward, no longer have. A special place that stands for quality, independence, and hard work. It's something that Nathan has continued and instilled within 2BAR Spirits with his passion for bourbon in Seattle, Washington. They may have kicked him out of Texas for not being into Football, but he sure knows his whiskey! As one of the top 10 producing distilleries in Washington, Nathan and his team work hard to produce a bourbon that he can be proud of and a bourbon that you can enjoy, whether neat or in a cocktail. Nathan talks about the background that led him to open his own distillery. From his saying, "Can't ranch, might as well shine", to "using" his wife's pregnancy hormones, the story he tells on how 2BAR Spirits came about is both interesting and entertaining. A Bourbon For All 2BAR offers four main products. They have an 80-proof bourbon, a 100-proof Bottled In Bond, a 90-proof wine barrel finished bourbon, and a 90-proof amaretto finished bourbon. Every product starts with the same six-grain mash bill bourbon that is the 80-proof bourbon. Corn, wheat, and four-different malted barleys lead to a complex, but smooth taste. Nathan walks Old-Fashioned Football through tasting all four. He gives an explanation of how they are made and distilled and the process behind each. Efficiently crafted by 2.2 employees, the bourbon has a thicker texture and gives a complex variety of tasting notes. Watch the full podcast to see what the hosts thought of each one. Wisdom And Humor Chatting with Nathan was a pleasure, as he brought not only wisdom of whiskey, but a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing and his passion for 2BAR and bourbon was obvious and made it even better. From chain-smoking grandmas, to Only Fans, to Princess Bride references, this is an interview you won't want to miss. Have the pause button ready so you can pause to laugh and not miss any of the information. Wisdom And Humor Chatting with Nathan was a pleasure, as he brought not only wisdom of whiskey, but a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing and his passion for 2BAR and bourbon was obvious and made it even better. From chain-smoking grandmas, to Only Fans, to Princess Bride references, this is an interview you won't want to miss. Have the pause button ready so you can pause to laugh and not miss any of the information. Join the SGPN community #DegensOnly Exclusive Merch, Contests and Bonus Episodes ONLY on Patreon - https://sg.pn/patreon Discuss with fellow degens on Discord - https://sg.pn/discord SGPN Merch Store - https://sg.pn/store Download The Free SGPN App - https://sgpn.app Check out the Sports Gambling Podcast on YouTube - https://sg.pn/YouTube Check out our website - http://sportsgamblingpodcast.com Support us by supporting our partners Circa Sports - Enter their contests for a chance to win your share of $14 Million - https://www.circasports.com/ Gametime code SGPN - Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code SGPN for $20 off your first purchase - https://gametime.co/ Parlay Play code SGP - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/parlayplay Underdog Fantasy code SGPN - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/underdog Watch Old-Fashioned Football YouTube - www.youtube.com/@Old-FashionedFootball Follow Old-Fashioned Football On Social Media Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/OldFashionedFB Instagram – www.instagram.com/oldfashionedfootballpodcast Follow The Hosts On Social Media Miranda - http://www.twitter.com/jmarkswifey Justin Mark - http://www.twitter.com/JMarkFootball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
My good friend Andrew Peterson joins me today. Andrew is a musician and award-winning author known for The Wingfeather Saga, a four-book fantasy adventure series described as The Princess Bride meets The Lord of the Rings. He is excited to share that these books have been brought to life in an animated series that released not too long ago, which you can hear all about in today's episode. Tune in! Stream “The Wing feather Saga” animated series: Learn more about Andrew: andrew-peterson.com Follow Bob: @bobgoff