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The Pope's Point of View
Pope's Point of View Episode 159: "Top 5 Greatest Tag Teams"

The Pope's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 71:07


Ep. 159: Pope and Pollo Del Mar returns to discuss the top 5 Greatest Tag Teams of all time as well as cover the latest In Da Newz.

ARN
Episode 171: Limos, Yachts, & World Tag Team Titles (November 1990)

ARN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 59:39


On this episode of ARN, Arn and Paul continue their journey through November of 1990, including Clash of Champions XIII—Flair versus Butch Reed, the continued build between Sting and Black Scorpion, Sid moving down the card and Ric & Arn's program with Doom.  ATHLETIC GREENS - To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D & 5 FREE travel packs with your 1st purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/ARN to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! BLUECHEW - Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code ARN at checkout--just pay $5 shipping. That's BlueChew.com, promo code ARN to receive your first month FREE WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app. Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon. Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30-year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote.  Arn can be found on ADFREESHOWS.com, the largest collection of wrestling legends on one channel. www.ADFREESHOWS.com will have every podcast ad free and early, plus bonus content you won't get anywhere else. Join today www.ADFREESHOWS.com Now you can enjoy ARN on YouTube! Turn on your notifications at http://www.ArnShowOnYouTube.com Want to look like a bad ass? Well, head over to http://www.ArnShirts.com and choose a tee from our hilarious growing collection.  If you want the world to hear about the exciting things you're doing in your business then you need to advertise on ARN! We can help make a difference in your company today over at www.AdvertiseWithConrad.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bucher and Friends
Has the Warriors' Fence Been Mended?

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 28:43


Ric discusses recent events and inside information about the Golden State Warriors as they attempt to move past internal strife to defend their NBA title.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Build a Business Success Secrets
The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior with Ric Prado Author of Black Ops

Build a Business Success Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 67:37


Ric and Brandon talk about Ric's life escaping from Cuba, his career in the CIA, the book and a lot of other things not in the book that you''' enjoy.About Ric PradoEnrique “Ric” Prado is a paramilitary, counter-terrorism, and special/clandestine operations specialist, with a focus on international training operations and programs.  Mr. Prado is a twenty-four year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as an Operations Officer in six overseas posts.  He was Deputy Chief of Station and “Plank Owner” of the original Bin Ladin Task Force/Issues Station under Senior Analyst, Michael Scheuer, as well as Chief of Station in a hostile Muslim country.   He also served as Chief of Operations in the CIA's Counterterrorist Center (CTC) during the September 11th attacks, where Mr. Prado coordinated CIA/CTC's special operations (SPECOPS) activities with the National Security Council and FBI, as well as with elite U.S. military representatives from Delta Force and SEAL-Team Six, then detailed to CTC/CIA. Mr. Prado spent his first ten years at CIA as a paramilitary officer in Special Operations Group/Special Activities Division (SOG/SAD) which is CIA's “special operations force,” including 36 months of service in Central America as the first CIA officer living in the anti-Sandinista “Contra” camps, running counter-terrorism operations in Peru and the Philippines. Mr. Prado is now semi-retired but enjoys serving the “SPECOPS” Community as Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the SWCS' ASOTC (Advanced Special Operations and Techniques Course) and ASOT Managers Course, Dragon Warrior, Emerald Warrior, among others.CONNECT WITH USSign up for our NewsletterOver 17,200 listeners and countinghttps://edge.ck.page/bea5b3fda6EPISODE LINKS:Ric Prado's Book: Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow WarriorBest price on Amazon here:https://amzn.to/3XM3NTyEDGE PODCAST INFO:Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edge/id1522407349Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7a3WcnSn9PlvwwF5hn4p4SWebsitehttps://MyEDGEPodcast.comOther Great Podcasts From the Best Podcasts NetworkOn Business Podcasthttps://OnBusinessPodcast.comMARKETING Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marketing/id1653276478 Other Great Podcasts From the Best Podcasts NetworkOn Business Podcast On Business Podcast is an unscripted, brutally honest, candid, sometimes ugly, conversation about running businesses & successful companies, for aspiring entrepreneurs, current startups, or experienced business owners looking to elevate their business. https://OnBusinessPodcast.comMARKETING PodcastThe MARKETING podcast brings you marketing science, case studies that reveal successful marketing techniques and teach strategic marketing analysis where we model the data and turn it into financial forecasts so you have predictable revenue.Brandon can't promise you instant marketing success after each episode. But...he guarantees that you will find each MARKETING episode always reliable, always actionable, and always useful for your marketing efforts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marketing/id1653276478

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored

This week on To Be the Man: Conrad & Ric talk about Hulk Hogan but also Ricky Steamboat's recent match, Thanksgiving, Fire Ronda Rousey? and so much more! WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app.  Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon.  Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Seaweed Brain: A Percy Jackson Podcast
The Tyrant's Tomb Part 2: GET A JOB. STAY AWAY FROM HER.

Seaweed Brain: A Percy Jackson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 50:57


Content Warning: This episode contains mention of violence against women within the story of Apollo and the Cumaean Sibyl We finish up chapters 10-13 with Ric and Katie from the Dam Snack Bar! Ric tells us the tale of when they met the cast of The Lightning Thief (2010) at Borders! A whole lot of wolf talk, and group processing Apollo's previous terrible actions and his WEIRD feelings for Reyna??!?! Follow our show on Instagram @SeaweedBrainPodcast, on Twitter @SeaweedBrainPod, on TikTok @erica.SeaweedBrain Merch here: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/seaweed-brain-podcast?ref_id=21682 Feeling super generous? You can financially support the show here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ericaito1 Sponsorship: Today's episode is also brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit Betterhelp.com/seaweedbrain for 10% off your first month!

Monorail Tales
MTP 291: Best Walt Disney Resort to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary

Monorail Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 69:02


Join us as we have a full house of cohosts including Al, Bill, Jeni, Michelle, Ric, and Sheila along with Michael and his wife, Lesley.  Michael and Lesley are looking for some advice on which resort to stay at for next year when they go to Disney to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with their two daughters! Listen in as the cohosts offer up their top picks for deluxe, moderate, value, and even camping! You can find us on the web at www.monorailtales.com For the best deals on DVC Resale contracts and DVC rentals, check out our sponsor DVC Shop at www.DVCShop.com Find us on Facebook and like our page and join our fun Disney group! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram! If you a show idea or would like to be on the show, email sheila@monorailtales.com

Walkabout The World
Epcot - Xandar Ambience And The Land Holiday Version

Walkabout The World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 24:01


Hello Travelers! Join host Jeremy this week on a brief walkabout through Epcot on a warm and windy day. We start the day in the Xandar area for some Guardians and Avengers ambience, then take a walk over The Land pavilion for a full ride on Living With The Land (yes I know - again) for the holiday version - Glimmering Greenhouses - featuring updated verbiage by the one and only Mike Brassell.   The sound quality this week isn't up to our usual standards and we wanted to acknowledge that - the wind was a bit much and the mic wasn't great.   As always, use good listening devices as we always record in 4 channel surround sound. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks so much for following along!    Look us up at @WalkaboutWDW on Instagram and drop us a note to say hi! Find our producer Josh also on Instagram at @TheSteele. Say hi to our west coast correspondent Ric at @opticaljedi. Lastly give a shout to our Orlando correspondent Pete at @neverlandlocal.   You can now also drop us at line at contact@walkabouttheworld.com. Say hi, give us some suggestions on things you'd love to hear, or even record your own 'Hello Traveler' show open when you are out and about, and we'll work it into a future show!

The Pope's Point of View
Pope's Point of View Episode 158: "AEW's Full Gear"

The Pope's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 73:33


Ep. 158: Pope and Pollo Del Mar AEW's Full Gear, MJF Era Starts, Ric Flair on Steve Austin vs CM Punk, NWA World Champion Tyrus and more!

Warfare
Irish Revolution

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 35:02


The Irish War of Independence in 1919 was fought between the Irish Revolutionary Army and British Forces, with support of the RIC and USC. Wounds of this conflict are still visible today, both in Ireland and across the world. While there's a tendency to view this conflict as an insular issue of the time, with most fighting rooted in the Irish countryside - the struggle for independence was actually reflective of a tumultuous time in world history. 1919 - 1921 saw not only conflict in Ireland, but mass violence across central and eastern Europe as empires collapsed in a post war world. But how did these world wide events come to affect the Irish Revolution?In today's episode James is joined by Irish historian and author Professor Fearghal McGarry from Queen's University in Belfast. Together they discuss the struggles Ireland faced for independence and the ways in which their fight for liberation fits into the broader international context.For more Warfare content, subscribe to our Warfare Wednesday newsletter here.If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - enter promo code WARFARE for 7 days free + 50% off your first three months' subscription. To download, go to Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Pluto Press: Radicals in Conversation
RIC in-haus: Is Socialism Possible in Britain?

Pluto Press: Radicals in Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 51:26


Radicals in Conversation in-haus is a new podcast series collaboration between Pluto Press and Bookhaus, an independent bookshop in Bristol. RIC in-haus is recorded on location at Bookhaus. The bookshop's ‘in-haus' events programme features authors of some of the most exciting radical nonfiction being published today. In episode 5, Andrew Murray speaks about his new book, Is Socialism Possible in Britain?: Reflections on the Corbyn Years (Verso, 2022). The book analyses Jeremy Corbyn's tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-Corbyn Britain. A veteran of the Stop the War Coalition, Andrew Murray was seconded to Corbyn's office from the Unite trade union, and he offers here an insider's view of the most radical period in Labour's recent history.  Andrew is in conversation with Darran McLaughlin from Bookhaus. They discuss the difference between the 2017 and 2019 elections, the Labour Party's Brexit woes, and the threat Corbyn posed to the political and economic establishment. In assessing what went right and what went wrong, Andrew also offers his thoughts on what might be done differently next time, if socialism is ever to be possible in Britain. — Buy the book: bookhausbristol.com/shop

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Jon Darbyshire, Co-Founder & CEO of SmartSuite (Episode 1405)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 22:10


Jon Darbyshire is the Co-Founder & CEO of SmartSuite. In 2021, Jon and his team launched SmartSuite, the work management platform that manages any process, from any industry, on one platform. Now, SmartSuite unites essential elements used to get work done, regardless of company size or type. In the year 2000, Jon founded Archer Technologies, an enterprise governance, risk and, compliance software, giving business users—not developers—the ability to adapt software to their unique business requirements. Jon and the Archer team built a flexible, award winning platform and solution suite that became the mainstay of governance, risk and compliance teams for some of the world's most powerful organizations, including 1 in 3 of the Fortune 100. Archer Technologies was purchased by EMC Corporation in 2010. Throughout his career, Jon has been dedicated to automating everyday, essential business tasks to create smarter, more efficient organizations, no matter what the industry. Prior to Archer Technologies, Jon held leadership positions at both EY and Price Waterhouse, honing his skills in understanding the need to automate and simplify work for the enterprise. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Kim Kelley Thompson, Business Coach & Owner of Kim Kelley Productions (Episode 1406)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 23:01


Kim Kelley Thompson is a business and personal development coach whose specialty is helping people get out of their heads and into action so they can achieve their goals and realize their potential. She brings 32 years of experience as a business owner, sales trainer and coach to develop effective leadership, efficiency and success in individuals and teams. Kim blends inspiration with practicality as both are necessary to create lasting transformation. She believes that when we become aware of the patterns and habits that are dictating our lives, we can raise our standards and elevate our behavior. We are then able to take the focused, committed action that leads to desired results. As a multiple business owner, award winning documentary producer, and mom, Kim understands the value of vision, leadership, communication, systems and processes. Having raised four children by herself, while managing a multimillion-dollar event company and starting her own business, Kim has become adept at simplifying the complex and breaking through the mental obstacles that stifle success. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews David Sohn, Co-Founder of Helpt (Episode 1407)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 23:09


David Sohn is a business and technology executive who specializes in the creation and harmonization of processes that empower team members to maximize efficiency. Prior to co-founding Helpt he oversaw the global technical support and product content teams for a networking and computer peripheral manufacturing organization that was recently acquired by a Fortune 500 company. David's 15+ year career in business and technology is enhanced by his insatiable desire for improvement that has resulted in a variety of degrees and certifications. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored
Starrcade 1987- Ric Flair vs Ron Garvin cage match

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 64:55


In This episode Ric and Conrad talk about Survivor Series 2022, Ric's documentary, MJF as champ and oh yeah they watch STARRCADE 1987. TITLE MATCH NETWORK TitleMatchNetwork.com is the perfect gift for the holiday season. Save 50% Off All New Memberships w/ Coupon Code conrad (all lowercase at checkout). If you don't like what you see, cancel anytime. That's TitleMatchNetwork.com with coupon code conrad (all lowercase at checkout) to save 50% of all new memberships. WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app.  Wooooo! Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon.  Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30-year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Henrico News Minute
Henrico News Minute – Nov. 22, 2022

Henrico News Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 4:23


Lego robots take over one Henrico high school; a New Kent man dies in an Eastern Henrico crash; officials stop another gun at an RIC checkpoint; Henrico Police need your help to find a robbery suspect; this week's high school sports round-up in Gametime Henrico.Support the show

Walkabout The World
Disneyland For Dapper Day And The Mark Twain Riverboat

Walkabout The World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 22:47


Hello Travelers! This week we journey out west to join host Ric and family at Dapper Day Expo 2022 for some music and dancing, and then venture over to Disneyland for a full ride on the iconic Mark Twain Riverboat!    As always, use good listening devices as we always record in 4 channel surround sound. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks so much for following along!    Look us up at @WalkaboutWDW on Instagram and drop us a note to say hi! Find our producer Josh also on Instagram at @TheSteele. Say hi to our west coast correspondent Ric at @opticaljedi. Lastly give a shout to our Orlando correspondent Pete at @neverlandlocal.   You can now also drop us at line at contact@walkabouttheworld.com. Say hi, give us some suggestions on things you'd love to hear, or even record your own 'Hello Traveler' show open when you are out and about, and we'll work it into a future show!

Eliza G Fitness- Hotter Than Health
Part 1 Advice over coffee. As well as pesticides, organic labeling, and how one family is changing the way we drink coffee. A story based episode

Eliza G Fitness- Hotter Than Health

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 45:01


In this story focused episode with Shade Raised founders Ric and Liz Goodman, we introduce part 1 going into how the coffee and fruit company came to be and the detail that goes into this organic coffee brand. Family, fruit, and the greatest cup of coffee one couple ever had. -what is in our dried fruits and coffee beans -organic farming -mass produced and marketed coffee -Costa Rica farming -family run businesses BIG GIVEAWAY! 3 Lucky winners will receive  3 Bags of coffee from SRO, plus one package of their specialty dried fruit. Perfect for holiday gifts

Monorail Tales
Bonus 100: Ric and Patrick go to the movies: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Monorail Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 72:22


Join us as Ric and Patrick give a review and share their thoughts about the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! You can listen to a spoiler-free overview at the beginning, but don't worry, there is plenty of warning before they head into the spoilers! You can find us on the web at www.monorailtales.com For the best deals on DVC Resale contracts and DVC rentals, check out our sponsor DVC Shop at www.DVCShop.com Find us on Facebook and like our page and join our fun Disney group! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram! If you a show idea or would like to be on the show, email sheila@monorailtales.com

Bucher and Friends
Giannis, Montrezl and the Ladder

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 24:05


Ric discusses the incident involving Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Montrezl Harrell and a work crew ladder. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nurture Small Business
How TrackMage Makes E-commerce Fulfillment Easy

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 29:02


Errors in shipping and fulfillment can seriously drain your business's budget and your customers' patience. That's why Irina Poddubnaia created TrackMage, a software that automatically corrects many points of failure in the e-commerce experience. After operating a fulfillment center in China, Irina found that typical methods of supply chain management needed an update. Quality features like customer contact info verification and real-time tracking are taking the headache out of the customer experience. Find out how Irina developed TrackMage, how it's reducing the impact of failed deliveries, and how to get your e-commerce business off the ground. Be sure to check out Irina's free ebook that will show you how to increase your sales on any budget! About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Eliza G Fitness- Hotter Than Health
Couples Therapy over a cup of coffee. Part 2 with organic coffee roasters from Shade Raised Organics + Big Giveaway!

Eliza G Fitness- Hotter Than Health

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 63:59


Part 2 In this story focused episode with Shade Raised founders Ric and Liz Goodman, we introduce part 1 going into how the coffee and fruit company came to be and the detail that goes into this organic coffee brand. Family, fruit, and the greatest cup of coffee one couple ever had. -what is in our dried fruits and coffee beans -organic farming -mass produced and marketed coffee -Costa Rica farming -family run businesses BIG GIVEAWAY! 3 Lucky winners will receive  3 Bags of coffee from SRO, plus one package of their specialty dried fruit. Perfect for holiday gifts

The Amish Inquisition Podcast
What The Fuzz?! Rob - Monster Fuzz Podcast : 258

The Amish Inquisition Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 112:42


This week we are joined by one half of Monster Fuzz Podcast, Rob and Lee from The Big Conspire.   Monster Fuzz is a twice weekly, paranormal, cryptozoological and high-strangeness podcast with plenty of laughs along the way, coming from The Emerald Isle.    Find Monster Fuzz at the links below: ____________________________________________________________________ Website: https://monsterfuzzpodcast.com/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj-GYJdRAc8-M7g_sG6WZmg ____________________________________________________________________   The Big Conspire is a UK conspiracy podcast with two brothers, Ric and Lee. Find The Big Conspire here: ____________________________________________________________________ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7eq3YnSSAltt75wv8AmCN1   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigConspire ____________________________________________________________________   Producer Credits for Ep 258:  Producers - Martin Young, Helen Of Troy, Slicko, Lee and Nick   ____________________________________________________________________ Message us here....follow, like, subscribe and share. (comments, corrections, future topics etc). We read out iTunes reviews if you leave them. Website - http://www.theamishinquisition.com/ Get your Merch from: The Amish Loot Chest - https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/amish-inquisition-loot-chest Email - theamishinquisition@gmail.com Buy us a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theamishguys Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/theamishinquisition Guilded - https://www.guilded.gg/i/k5ax5Adk Discord - https://discord.gg/M7PZjPp4r3  Odysee Channel - https://odysee.com/@theamishinquisition:e Rumble - https://rumble.com/c/c-1347401 TikTok - https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLtYEueE/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/amishinqpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/amish.inquisit.3 Instagram - https://www.inAmish Inquisition | Facebookstagram.com/theamishinquisition/?hl=en Bitchute - https://www.bitchute.com/channel/0fNMZAQctCme/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv8ucrv5a2KpaRWyBWfBUA Find out how to become a Producer here - http://www.theamishinquisition.com/p/phil-1523918247/ Become a Producer! The Amish Inquisition is 100% supported by YOU.  NO Ads, NO Sponsorship, NO Paywalls. We really don't want to suckle at the teat of some faceless corporate overlord. But that is only avoidable with your help! Join your fellow producers by donating to The Amish Inquisition via the PayPal button on our website, simply donate whatever you think the show is worth to you. If you find the podcast valuable, please consider returning some value to us and help keep the show free and honest.   258 Assets:   Dr John Vit D Study: https://youtu.be/MbUm5FyrHRk Vit D Study: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-24053-4 KFC Kristallnacht: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kfc-germany-kristallnact-promotion_n_636d24d9e4b03438614119af KFC Kristallnacht Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3olhlw6Rs Turkish Cult Leader Jailed: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11439007/Turkish-sex-cult-leader-jailed-8-500-years-child-abuse-rape.html Cooking the perfect steak: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20466450/warning-new-viral-cooking-trend/

ARN
Episode 169: We're All Man! (October 1990)

ARN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 88:41


On the episode of ARN, Arn and Paul continue their journey through the fall of 1990, revisiting October '90! Arn discusses working with Doom at all the house shows, the Halloween Havoc recap (Arn and Ric vs. Doom for the NWA Tag Titles and Sid vs. Sting for the NWA World Title with an imposter Sting finish), the continued Black Scorpion angle, and the state of WCW 2 years after the Turner buyout. ATHLETIC GREENS - To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D & 5 FREE travel packs with your 1st purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/ARN to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! BLUECHEW - Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code ARN at checkout--just pay $5 shipping. That's BlueChew.com, promo code ARN to receive your first month FREE MIRACLE BRAND - Upgrade your sleep with Miracle Brand! Go to Try Miracle.com/ARN and use the code ARN to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF. Treat yourself, a friend, or loved one this holiday season. LUCY - Whether you use nicotine while working, creating, or playing - Lucy Breakers is the intelligent choice. And we've got a special deal for our listeners: Get $10 off your first order when you use our promo code ARN at checkout--and shipping is always free. WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app. Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon. Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30-year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote.  Arn can be found on ADFREESHOWS.com, the largest collection of wrestling legends on one channel. www.ADFREESHOWS.com will have every podcast ad free and early, plus bonus content you won't get anywhere else. Join today www.ADFREESHOWS.com Now you can enjoy ARN on YouTube! Turn on your notifications at http://www.ArnShowOnYouTube.com Want to look like a bad ass? Well, head over to http://www.ArnShirts.com and choose a tee from our hilarious growing collection.  If you want the world to hear about the exciting things you're doing in your business then you need to advertise on ARN! We can help make a difference in your company today over at www.AdvertiseWithConrad.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Pope's Point of View
Pope's Point of View Episode 157: “The Great American Smash”

The Pope's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 71:55


Ep. 157: Pope and Pollo Del Mar talk exclusively about Tyrus becoming the new NWA World Champion, Billy Corgan's vision for the NWA and more.

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads
814 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 51:25


EPISODE #814 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD Richard welcomes a journalist/historian/author specializing in researching shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. He'll discuss the most significant shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, that of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which went down on November 10, 1975, leading to the loss of 29 lives. Guest: Ric Mixter is a journalist, author, former television news reporter and historian. He specializes in maritime and aviation history. Ric has been awarded by the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History, featured on PBS and the History Channel, and served as president of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. One of the most requested speakers on the Great Lakes, he's versed in everything from shipwrecks to lighthouses and even aviation. WEBSITE(S): www.lakefury.com www.shipwreckpodcast.com BOOK(S): Tattle Tale Sounds: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigatons Bottled Goodbyes: Aviation and Maritime Disasters The Wheelsmen SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!!! AG1 From Athletic Greens Visit athleticgreens.com/strangeplanet It's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition! It's just one scoop in a cup of water every day. That's it! No need for a million different pills and supplements to look out for your health. MRBALLEN PODCAST Hey Prime Members, listen to the Amazon Music exclusive podcast, MRBALLEN PODCAST: STRANGE, DARK & MYSTERIOUS STORIES in the Amazon Music App. Download the app today. COPY MY CRYPTO - Discover how over 1,300 people - many of who know nothing about crypto or how to invest - are building rapid wealth the cabal can never steal - "You don't need to know a thing about cryptocurrency if you copy someone who does" CopyMyCrypto.com/Dollar SUBSCRIBE TO STRANGE PLANET PREMIUM HERE: https://strangeplanet.supportingcast.fm Use the discount code "Planet" to receive one month off the first subscription. We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://strangeplanet.supportingcast.fm/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://strangeplanet.supportingcast.fm/

Monorail Tales
MTP 289: A Halloween trip report with Patrick and Lydia

Monorail Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 67:55


Join us as Ric gets a chance to talk with Patrick and his daughter, Lydia, about their recent trip to Walt Disney World to partake in Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! You can find us on the web at www.monorailtales.com. Find us on Facebook and like our page and join our fun Disney group! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram If you a show idea or would like to be on the show, email sheila@monorailtales.com For the best deals on DVC Resale contracts and DVC rentals, check out our sponsor DVC Shop at DVCShop.com

Walkabout The World
Bonus - Resort Hop Ambience With Pete

Walkabout The World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 10:34


Hello Travelers! It's time for a midweek pick-me-up bonus episode, because we love you. Join host Pete as he takes you on a brief park and resort ambience tour. Start off at Hollywood Studios, and then make brief stops at the Contemporary, the The Polynesian, The Grand Floridian, and the Yacht Club.   As always, use good listening devices as we always record in 4 channel surround sound. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks so much for following along!    Look us up at @WalkaboutWDW on Instagram and drop us a note to say hi! Find our producer Josh also on Instagram at @TheSteele. Say hi to our west coast correspondent Ric at @opticaljedi. Lastly give a shout to our Orlando correspondent Pete at @neverlandlocal.   You can now also drop us at line at contact@walkabouttheworld.com. Say hi, give us some suggestions on things you'd love to hear, or even record your own 'Hello Traveler' show open when you are out and about, and we'll work it into a future show!

Seaweed Brain: A Percy Jackson Podcast
The Tyrant's Tomb Part 1: Death Shouldn't Be Beautiful

Seaweed Brain: A Percy Jackson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 79:01


Chapters 1-8 of Tyrant's Tomb with Kate from the Dam Snack Bar Podcast and brand new guest, Ric! (Not Riordan

Bucher and Friends
The Two Sides of Zion Williamson

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 23:12


Ric assesses the strengths and weaknesses of New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

A Fine Time for Healing
How To Turn Your Aspirations, Goals and Thoughts Into Reality with Ric Keller

A Fine Time for Healing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 52:00


Today's special guest, former Congressman Ric Keller, who rose from humble beginnings to the U.S. House of Representatives, shares both conventional and unconventional self-help ideas in his new book, Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams. Inspirational, humorous and original, Chase the Bears offers readers helpful tips on how to discover their gifts, pursue their dreams and find happiness. To quote Ric, “Chase the Bears is about becoming the best version of yourself by using your gifts and taking chances that are aligned with your purpose." With humility and humor, he guides readers to pursue their dreams and find happiness with tips and techniques to turn their aspirations and thoughts into reality. The inspirational messages in his book provide practical, actionable steps woven with fascinating anecdotes about others who have made their dreams come true by trusting their instincts, using their gifts, taking risks and never quitting. Former Congressman Ric Keller served eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He chaired the House Higher Education subcommittee and served on the Judiciary and Education committees. Today, he is an attorney, writer, humorist, motivational speaker and television commentator. His TEDx Talk, “The Power of Self-Deprecating Humor,” was the sixth most-watched TEDx Talk in the world in May 2022. Ric received his bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University, where he graduated first in his class, and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Lori, and their blended family.

SportsRage Late Night
11/15 Hour 3: Ric Serritella, NFL Week 10 Reaction, NFL Futures & More!

SportsRage Late Night

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 44:23


Ric Serritella from NFL Draft Bible joins Gabe to chat about NFL week 10 results. Ric and Gabe also get into week 11 picks and futures. 

Monorail Tales
MTP 288: An Adventures by Disney Costa Rica vacation with Katie Fisher

Monorail Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 89:45


Join us as Sheila and Ric are joined by good friend, Katie Fisher, of The Main and Magic Podcast to discuss her amazing Adventures by Disney trip to Costa Rica in Central America! We travel with Katie across the country via bus, raft, and zipline over 7 days and meet a sloth named Wanda! You won't want to miss her heartwarming story at the end of the episode! You can reach Katie for all your travel needs at Pictures and Postcards Travel or or call her at 716-570-8628 or via email at kfisher@nyaaa.com and hear Katie and Dawn on The Main and Magic Podcast! You can find us on the web at www.monorailtales.com. Find us on Facebook and like our page and join our fun Disney group! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram If you a show idea or would like to be on the show, email sheila@monorailtales.com For the best deals on DVC Resale contracts and DVC rentals, check out our sponsor DVC Shop at DVCShop.com  

Founder's Journal
What You Need to Know Before Raising Capital, and The Billion-Dollar Media Company You've Never Heard of

Founder's Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 47:14


Episode 7: Today, hosts Alex Lieberman (@businessbarista), Sophia Amoruso (@sophiaamoruso), and Jesse Pujji (@jspujji) recount the wild story of how the digital media company Red Ventures bootstrapped its way to becoming a business with an $11 billion valuation. Then, the crew dives into fundraising—when to do it, how to set your goals, and their best advice for how to raise most successfully. And finally, the crew answers a Startup AMA question around how find the most attractive benefits packages at the best rates as a small company. #TheCrazyOnes #Startups #Entrepreneur Listen to The Crazy Ones here: https://link.chtbl.com/OV4W93_W Subscribe to Morning Brew! Sign up for free today: https://bit.ly/morningbrewyt Follow The Brew! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/morningbrew/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/MorningBrew Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@morningbrew 00:33 - Intro 02:02 - The Rundown 03:15 - The story of Ric Elias and Red Ventures 08:09 - Ric's life-changing experience  08:51 - How Red Ventures' growth started to take off 12:10 - Red Ventures' great work culture 13:29 - Jesse's biggest takeaways from working with Red Ventures 15:38 - How Ric Elias spends his time 24:16 - Sophia's experience of fundraising and her biggest lessons learned 30:51 - What kind of businesses should raise money vs shouldn't? 36:29 - Sophia's advice for founders looking to raise capital right now 37:05 - Jesse's advice for founders looking to raise capital right now 37:37 - Alex's advice for founders looking to raise capital right now 37:58 - Startup AMA - How do startups get attractive benefits packages at competitive rates before they get a large headcount? Links:  Ric Elias TED Talk  You've Never Heard of the Biggest Digital Media Company in America

Casting Lots: A Survival Cannibalism Podcast
S4 E3. DINNER GUESTS – Richard Sugg, Curiosity of a Child & Grave History

Casting Lots: A Survival Cannibalism Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


One historian and six podcasters walk into a bar… This week, we're chatting corpse medicine, recipe recommendations and penny dreadfuls with academic Richard Sugg, Ric and Anton of the Curiosity of a Child podcast, and Teddy and Catriona of the Grave History podcast. Did you know Casting Lots now has merch? Find us on Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/CastingLotsPod/shop TRANSCRIPT https://castinglotspod.home.blog/2022/11/14/s4-e3-dinner-guests-richard-sugg-curiosity-of-a-child-amp-grave-history/ CREDITS Written, hosted and produced by Alix Penn and Carmella Lowkis. With guest appearances from Richard Sugg, Curiosity of a Child's Ric and Anton, and Grave History's Teddy and Catriona. Richard Sugg can be found on Twitter as @DrSugg and on Instagram as @drrichardsugg. Read more about corpse medicine in his book Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires, third edition (self published, 2020): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mummies-Cannibals-Vampires-History-Medicine/dp/B08DSZ2ZXX/. Or try Richard's books for children, Our Week with the Juffle Hunters (self published, 2019): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Week-Juffle-Hunters-Richard-Sugg/dp/1086958969/ and Ride Your Horse Through the Chocolate Sauce (self published, 2020): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ride-Horse-Through-Chocolate-Sauce/dp/B08QRB3DKY/. The Curiosity of a Child podcast can be found online at curiosityofachild.com, or on Twitter and Instagram as @curichildpod. Not sure where to start? Try their episode on ‘Corpse Medicine: From mummies to brains to mellified man' (31 October 2020): https://curiosityofachild.com/episodes/halloween-special-corpse-medicine. The Grave History Podcast can be found on Twitter as @GraveHistoryPod. For more on penny dreadfuls, try their episode ‘Dreadful and Nasty' (5 April 2020): https://soundcloud.com/gravehistorypodcast/10-dreadful-and-nasty, or get your gross on with ‘You Know Cholera, John Snow' (5 September 2020): https://soundcloud.com/gravehistorypodcast/15-you-know-cholera-john-snow.  Theme music by Daniel Wackett. Find him on Twitter @ds_wack and Soundcloud as Daniel Wackett. Logo by Ashley. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @tallestfriend. Casting Lots is part of the Morbid Audio Podcast Network. Network sting by Mikaela Moody. Find her on Bandcamp as mikaelamoody1.

Walkabout The World
Hollywood Studios Holiday Treats And Tunes Kickoff

Walkabout The World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 29:13


Hello Travelers! Join host Jeremy this week for a kickoff for the holiday season here in Disney and at Walkabout The World. Hollywood Studios is all decked out in it's holiday best and we are here for it - tracking down a tasty seasonal treat, soaking up the ambience, and taking in a couple of shows by the acapella group Sleigh!   As always, use good listening devices as we always record in 4 channel surround sound. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks so much for following along!    Look us up at @WalkaboutWDW on Instagram and drop us a note to say hi! Find our producer Josh also on Instagram at @TheSteele. Say hi to our west coast correspondent Ric at @opticaljedi. Lastly give a shout to our Orlando correspondent Pete at @neverlandlocal.   You can now also drop us at line at contact@walkabouttheworld.com. Say hi, give us some suggestions on things you'd love to hear, or even record your own 'Hello Traveler' show open when you are out and about, and we'll work it into a future show!

The Pope's Point of View
Pope's Point of View Episode 156: “Nick Walks Away”

The Pope's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 75:25


Ep. 156: Pope and Pollo Del Mar discuss the latest In Da Newz including the Nick Aldis/Billy Corgan saga, Taryn Terrell retires, WWE Crown Jewel, Ward-Joe, NWA Powerrr and more.

Monorail Tales
Bonus 99: The Marvelous Side of Disney goes to Wakanda

Monorail Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 94:07


Join us as Al, Luis, and Ric discuss all things Black Panther and Wakanda! This is a spoiler-free episode in which they discuss the history of the Marvel character Black Panther and the mysterious country of Wakanda. They also discuss the new antagonist in the movie, Namor, the Sub-Mariner, and the amazing natural resource of Wakanda, Vibranium!  You can find us on the web at www.monorailtales.com. Find us on Facebook and like our page and join our fun Disney group! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram If you a show idea or would like to be on the show, email sheila@monorailtales.com For the best deals on DVC Resale contracts and DVC rentals, check out our sponsor DVC Shop at DVCShop.com

WISCO SPORTS SHOW with Grant Bilse
The faces and the names: Ric Mixter and Bruce Lynn

WISCO SPORTS SHOW with Grant Bilse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 51:30


Grant recaps the progression of the Edmund Fitzgerald Show on the Wisco Sports Show over the last few years, and shares two interviews with experts:  (4:14) Ric Mixter: Documentarian, author, and ship wreck diver of over 100 Great Lakes wrecks. Ric talks about the Great Lakes and their importance, weather patterns, famous storms, and his 530 foot 1994 submarine dive to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  (25:33) Bruce Lynn: Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point talks about his museums discovery of a new wreck, explains the wreck hunting process for various ships in various depths, and describes life in the desolate and remote location of Whitefish Point.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bucher and Friends
Why You Should and Shouldn't Believe in the Clippers

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 30:00


Ric discusses the reasons to believe in, and question, the Los Angeles Clippers' championship hopes.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Nicole Sanchez, Founder of The Bella Foundation (Episode 1403)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 24:00


In 2019, Nicole Sanchez launched a non-profit called The Bella Foundation, named after her 7-year-old daughter Isabella, that helps raise awareness and resources for domestic violence victims. As a young child, Nicole experienced domestic violence firsthand, and believes that one of the most valuable lessons we can teach our own children is to lead by example by helping others. Nicole's mission is to help women affected by domestic violence get back on their feet, and back in the workforce by providing professional clothing, financial assistance for childcare, and even job placement so they can provide for their children and start a new chapter filled with hope and a future. The driving force behind Nicole's passion for this cause is her daughter Isabella, hence “The Bella.” In Nicole's words: "I am proud to stand as a role model for my daughter to break the vicious cycle of domestic violence." -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Greg LeFever, Founder & CEO of IMpowered Women's Fitness & Workplace Wellness Solutions (Episode 1404)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 22:36


Coach Greg LeFever has over twenty-five years' experience in the fitness industry. His experience includes Founder / CEO of IMpowered Women's Fitness, Orange County's premier women-only fitness and wellness organization, Founder / CEO of Workplace Wellness Solutions, specializing in onsite employee benefit wellness programs of various fitness, yoga, leadership education, nutrition consultation, and mindfulness. He is also the Founder / President of Empowered Youth Life Style, a nonprofit company focusing on life skills and leadership skills for teens. Mr. LeFever holds an MBA from Concordia University Irvine, BA with Finance emphasis from Cal State Fullerton, and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored
Ask Naitch Anything 11.09.22

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 71:17


On this episode of To Be The Man, Ric is answering YOUR questions on another fun edition of Ask Naitch Anything! Topics include the Paul brothers in WWE, Jeff Jarrett in AEW, favorite robe, the Von Erichs, Brad Armstrong, WarGames, and much more! TITLE MATCH NETWORK - TitleMatchNetwork.com is the perfect gift for the holiday season. Save 50% Off All New Memberships w/ Coupon Code conrad (all lower case at checkout). If you don't like what you see, cancel anytime. That's TitleMatchNetwork.com with coupon code conrad (all lower case at checkout) to save 50% of all new memberships. WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app.  Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon.  Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucher and Friends
Last Word on Kyrie -- After Watching the Movie

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 33:17


Ric discusses Kyrie Irving's suspension by both the Brooklyn Nets and Nike after watching the movie that prompted it, "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up, Black America."Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Walkabout The World
DHS Walkabout For Fanstasmic!

Walkabout The World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 39:39


Hello Travelers! Join cohosts Josh and Pete at Hollywood Studios this week as they take in some ambience around Echo Lake. Then have a seat at the Hollywood Hills amphitheater as they bring you the long awaited return of Fantasmic! The excitement of the crowd speaks for itself as for how long we've waited for this classic nighttime show to return (with new scenes!) after its three year hiatus.   Disney says: "Fast asleep, Mickey Mouse dreams that he is a mighty sorcerer's apprentice with the power to control water, color and magic. The Disney Villains—including Maleficent in the form of a towering, 40-foot-tall dragon—turn Mickey's dream into a nightmare, but don't underestimate the power of Mickey's imagination!"   As always, use good listening devices as we always record in 4 channel surround sound. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks so much for following along!    Look us up at @WalkaboutWDW on Instagram and drop us a note to say hi! Find our producer Josh also on Instagram at @TheSteele. Say hi to our west coast correspondent Ric at @opticaljedi. Lastly give a shout to our Orlando correspondent Pete at @neverlandlocal.   You can now also drop us at line at contact@walkabouttheworld.com. Say hi, give us some suggestions on things you'd love to hear, or even record your own 'Hello Traveler' show open when you are out and about, and we'll work it into a future show!

The Pope's Point of View
Pope's Point of View Episode 155: "The Last Outlaw Returns"

The Pope's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 68:48


Ep. 155: Pope and Pollo Del Mar discuss all things In The Newz including the arrival of Jeff Jarrett to AEW, The Return of Colt Cabana, The Bloodline's Ucey Promo, NWA Powerrr and more.

Bucher and Friends
Don't Put It All On Kyrie

Bucher and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 28:18


Ric discusses the circumstances that led to the Brooklyn Nets suspending Kyrie Irving for a minimum of five games.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored
Ric Flair vs Terry Funk 'I Quit' Watch Along

Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 65:12


On this episode Ric and Conrad revisit a 5-star classic between Ric Flair and Terry Funk from Clash of Champions in 1989. Hear all about the buildup, the Great American Bash, working with Funk, the piledriver on the table, and so much more on this episode of 'To Be The Man!' WOOOOO WINGS - Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app.  Wooooo! Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon.  Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30-year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Augmented - the industry 4.0 podcast
Episode 101: How Academia Shapes Manufacturing with John Hart

Augmented - the industry 4.0 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 41:31


Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. In this episode of the podcast, the topic is "How Academia Shapes Manufacturing". Our guest is John Hart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajhart/), Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director at the Center for Advanced Production Technologies at MIT. In this conversation, we talk about John's research on micro and nanotechnology and material science, which universities and colleges that teach manufacturing, the role of MIT in this ecosystem, and why now is a key moment in manufacturing history. If you like this show, subscribe at augmentedpodcast.co (https://www.augmentedpodcast.co/). If you like this episode, you might also like Episode 92 on Emerging Interfaces for Human Augmentation (https://www.augmentedpodcast.co/92). Augmented is a podcast for industry leaders, process engineers, and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (https://trondundheim.com/) and presented by Tulip (https://tulip.co/). Follow the podcast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AugmentedPod) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/75424477/). Trond's Takeaway: There has never been a more interesting time to be in manufacturing or to watch manufacturing. The tremendous breakthroughs that we are about to witness have been made possible by a confluence of emerging technologies and startup innovations, as well as a growing awareness of the importance of building human-centric technologies. We are indeed at a crossroads with profound challenges in the growing talent shortage, the need for workforce training, an aging industrial base, and the demands for manufacturing competency from the wider innovation ecosystem. We have to make progress fast, and innovations are just maturing to be able to do so at the scale and pace required. It will, again, be amazing to watch the manufacturing industry. Parts of it will perhaps, again, become the industry of industries. Transcript: TROND: Welcome to another episode of the Augmented Podcast. Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What's next in the digital factory, and who is leading the change? And what are the skills to learn and how to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0. In this episode of the podcast, the topic is How Academia Shapes Manufacturing. Our guest is John Hart, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director at the Center for Advanced Production Technologies at MIT. In this conversation, we talk about John's research on micro and nanotechnology and material science, which universities and colleges that teach manufacturing, the role of MIT in this ecosystem, and why now is a key moment in manufacturing history. Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, for process engineers, and for shop floor operators hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim and presented by Tulip. John, how are you? Welcome. JOHN: I'm well, Trond. Great to see you. Thank you for having me. TROND: Well, I'm excited to have you talking about...well, hopefully, a lot of different things, but how academia gets to shape manufacturing, this fascinating venture that is manufacturing. But you yourself, John, you grew up in Michigan, is that right? You were close to this from an early age. JOHN: I was close to it. Yeah, I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb north of Detroit. If you know the Detroit Metro area, there are the mile roads, and the Detroit River is sort of Zero Mile. And I grew up between 14 and 15 Mile Roads, so in the hotbed of the good, old U.S. auto industry. TROND: Well, exactly. Because looking a little bit at your background here, you spent quite a few years as a summer intern at General Motors before you got yourself to...or actually perhaps in the beginning, in your undergrad years from UMichigan, is that right? JOHN: I did. After my first year at UofM, I worked as a summer intern at GM and went back a few years in a row in different roles in different areas. And honestly, when I decided to pursue a graduate degree and ended up at MIT, I thought I might just get my master's and go back and work in the auto industry, but things changed, and here we are today. TROND: Well, here we are today. You got yourself an undergrad from UMichigan. And you worked there for a little while, I believe, but then came to MIT with a master's, Ph.D. This is way back. But you won the prize for the best doctoral thesis in micro and nanotechnology. So that set you off on the path to rediscover nanomaterials, I guess. JOHN: Yeah, well, it's a really maybe exotic combination of topics. My master's thesis was on precision machine design, the design of these large mechanical couplings for industrial robots. And then, for my Ph.D., with the same advisor, I worked on carbon nanotube synthesis. But there you have the dipoles of manufacturing research, materials, processing, and mechanical design that have shaped how I've taken things forward since then. TROND: Well, but it is in these unique combinations that innovation starts to occur, right? JOHN: Yeah, exactly, combining different topics. And that's one reason I love manufacturing is that it is the union of materials processing, and automation, and software, and now also getting more interested in the organizational workforce aspects. It's a very rich, multidisciplinary layered topic. TROND: Yeah. And we'll explore this both from the organizational angle, and, indeed, I'm super interested in this material angle on things because it seems to me like you're exploring the very, very small nanostructures, but then you're then printing them on the very large canvas. So you're exploring materials from one extreme to the other. JOHN: Yeah. Well, it depends on your objective and what topic you're working on. There are cases in our research where we need to understand the formation of materials, not quite from the atom up but from the nanoscale or microscale up. And there are cases where we more or less abstract or coarse grain those link scales and focus on macroscale properties. TROND: Well, and then you also focus quite a bit on teaching. I noticed that you actually launched the first massive online course on manufacturing processes, and hopefully, we'll get to this a little bit as well. JOHN: Sure. TROND: But teaching and basically working on the next generation of manufacturers, whether they be the engineers or really anybody else, has certainly been one of the big challenges in manufacturing really forever. What is it that fascinates you so much about teaching this to a grander audience than the usual university audience? JOHN: Well, first, I'll say I believe that the top priority of universities, including in the area of manufacturing, is to educate future leaders and engineers. That said, the number of people we educate on our campus is a small fraction of those who could really benefit from what we teach and the way we teach. And that's not just geographically, but it's also in terms of their role in the workforce. So I believe manufacturing education should address all levels of the workforce. And to get at your question more directly, when I came to MIT, I was asked to take over our core undergraduate manufacturing class in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. And as I learned to teach the class for myself, I was intrigued by this emerging trend of digital learning, and this was 2015, 2016. And I was able to get some funding from MIT internally to create an online version of the course that would be offered free to the world, and probably 100,000 People have taken it so far. And it's been a great experience and evidence of how there is very broad interest in manufacturing really across the world. TROND: 100,000 people have taken this course. JOHN: Yeah. Well, I'll say 100,000 people have signed up for the course. This is the classic trade-off with online courses. It doesn't mean 100,000 people complete the course. It means that number signs up and hopefully took something away from it. It also speaks to the flexibility. You can sign up for a course and maybe just listen to one lecture, but if you take something valuable away from it, that's great. TROND: So I wanted to talk a little bit about how academia shapes manufacturing. And I know that there are, you know, you and I work at MIT, and you've had experiences obviously at University of Michigan. But there are other manufacturing centers and institutes all around the world. Could you lay out this landscape a little bit for us so that we get a sense of where the excellent centers of manufacturing are located? I mean, one structure, just to pick that, is manufacturing institutes, and I know that's sort of dear to your heart for a couple of different reasons that we'll get into. But what are some of the centers beyond MIT where there is activity that is organized in a way that really is something to focus on? JOHN: First, I think of in the U.S., Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Michigan, Stanford, places that have defined manufacturing centers or have a body of work that relates to manufacturing that I would say there's a critical mass of faculty, and students, and affiliation with industry. Also, Penn State in the area of additive manufacturing and product design. It's hard to be comprehensive. I don't want to forget anyone big, but that's a sample of some of the notable ones. Internationally, a lot of activity in Europe; I admire the University of Cambridge, the Institute for Manufacturing there, where manufacturing is more or less a department, or it's within the Department of Engineering, which is analogous to what we would say is a school or college of engineering here in the U.S. And they have a broad set of activities that have been there for decades focused on manufacturing at the IFM. TROND: And if you think about the best schools to get educated in this topic, is it necessarily only the top brands? I mean, certainly, they have different roles. So when it comes to undergrads or even shorter, or I guess even community colleges have a really fundamental role in the formation of this sector, can you talk a little bit about that? JOHN: Oh, for sure. When you think of manufacturing education, we must think of the full stack of institutions that educate the workforce, from vocational institutions to community colleges where the student's goal may just be to complete a vocational program or complete a two-year degree and then exit the workforce, all the way to the four-year degrees, advanced degrees, and executive education. And given how manufacturing is paramount in the workforce and the economy, we need to educate folks at all those levels. But by far, the largest number of people are at those vocational community college levels and then to the bachelor's level. So I have a Ph.D. I love to mentor Ph.D. students. But that's a small fraction of the manufacturing workforce. TROND: What about in the U.S. setting? There's something called the Manufacturing USA, and there are these institutes that have sponsorship from various government agencies, most of them through the Department of Defense. But there's also a bunch at the Department of Energy and one, I guess, from the Department of Commerce. What is the role of basically government-sponsored sort of research and innovation activities in this field? It would strike me, I guess, that historically, it's quite important. JOHN: Certainly. You're alluding to the manufacturing innovation institutes, the MIIs that were started during President Obama's administration. Actually, MIT's work, the Production in the Innovation Economy study, and the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which emerged from that, was key in scoping the MIIs, and now there are 16 or so around the country. It's one example of public-private partnership. Public-private partnership is key to cultivating interest in manufacturing and also providing resources for technology translation and commercialization. I think the MIIs have had a great impact on awareness of manufacturing, on R&D, and really applied research in some critical technology areas. But it's only a small part of what we need to do to regrow and expand our industrial base in the U.S. TROND: So I want to move us shortly to MIT to discuss both your own research activity and how extensively you are now aiming to take a more organizing role to kind of get more out of all of the exciting work that's happening at MIT. But before that, I just spotted perhaps an older project of yours that I thought was extremely cool. You were once called a nanoartist, and you had this NanoArt Nanobliss gallery with visualizations. You previously mentioned Obama. I believe you made a NanoArt structure called Nanobama or something of that sort. How did this come about? And, again, I mean, I'm guessing this just sort of testifies to your interest in science communication as much as in the depths of science, which we'll get into in a moment. JOHN: You got it. The inspiration was how do we communicate what we're doing in the lab to broader audiences just to make them aware of what's happening in new technology, new materials? In that case, it was nanotechnology. If you don't mind, I'll tell you a bit more of the story. When I was an assistant professor at Michigan, we were doing a lot of work on carbon nanotube manufacturing, which was a follow-on from my graduate work at MIT. And I admired President Obama, or he was a presidential candidate at that time. And without implying a political inclination, I somehow put together the words nano and Obama in my mind. TROND: [laughs] JOHN: And I said, wow, it would be cool to have a Nanobama. So one thing led to another, and I actually worked with some students in my group to fabricate these little portraits out of carbon nanotubes representing Shepard Fairey's portrait of Obama that was used widely during that first presidential campaign. And I just posted it online, I think one day after the election, and it took off. It went viral, so to say, and was featured as Nature's Image of the Year. It was printed on the newspapers you used to get as you walk onto the subway in the morning around the world. There was a company that would syndicate this stuff, and they just sent it around. So it got a lot of attention. And it showed me the power of an image in communicating something. And, of course, President Obama, that was a historic election. The play on words was exciting, and also the fact that it was a little bit intriguing science and technology that was nano was interesting. And one more thing, a colleague of mine at Michigan then was working in the White House, and he said, "Hey, can you send us a Nanobama?" So I made this frame with a little piece of the real material, and a picture of it from the microscope sent it to Washington. I didn't hear anything about it until I got a call from the White House asking me to declare the value for the President's tax return because he decided to keep it; I kid you not. And then, after Obama left office, I was with my family at a bookstore in Wellesley, and I saw the book, the retrospective book of Pete Souza, the White House photographer. And I opened up the book, and I see a picture of Obama and John Boehner in the Oval Office in the middle of this book. And right on the doorframe is the Nanobama. So it actually made it to the White House, which was a pretty awesome feeling. TROND: It must be an awesome feeling, and, again, I think that, especially in this field of manufacturing which is so challenged at times, right? And people are talking about how these factories are greedy, or is this a great job, or whatnot. And there have been all of these historical moments. But then there is also this fascination around the topic of certainly of technologies and the excitement around it. Why don't we continue a little bit on this strand before we get into sort of the overall role of MIT? I'm really curious about how your research has evolved. So generally, I get that you're combining these nanostructures with manufacturing and materials research, and certainly, you have applied it to additive manufacturing. How would you say that your research has evolved over these years? What are the things that you have been doing? I've picked up on a few things that I definitely wanted to cover. I mean, certainly, you've been working on this industrialization of 3D printing, both as a research area and as a commercial area. Carbon nanotubes must have been kind of where you started. I'm curious where that work is going. And then I saw that very recently, with a student, you've been doing some work that I'm personally very enthused about, which is a plant-derived composite that might replace, hopefully, plastics with sort of a hardness and stiffness that is somewhere at the boundary between conventional plastics and metals. I mean, for me, I don't quite see how all of these things are intimately connected. Where do you go for, you know, where's my next proposal here, and where's my next patent? JOHN: They aren't necessarily closely connected. But I like to say that the themes are typically one or more of materials, manufacturing, and mechanical systems or automation. And what I love about manufacturing, especially in the materials domain, is to control a process, to understand a process, and then to do something new, you need to investigate its fundamentals. And sometimes, you need to design a new instrument or machine to get the job done. So our work is often problem-inspired or opportunity-inspired. Like, the cellulose work that you mentioned recently was actually sponsored by a large consumer products company interested in a more sustainable composite material that could be used in packaging. And we looked at potential routes to formulating different materials, and we landed on cellulose. And then, we developed a formulation, a mixture of cellulose nanocrystals and polymers that ended up having exciting mechanical properties, particularly very high hardness, and toughness, more so than existing polymers. And another unifying theme is scalability. It's important not to worry too much about scalability in the early stage of research, and there's lots of amazing research that's just for science. But we like to do things that we hope will be scalable one day, so choosing ingredients that would be cost-effective or using techniques that could be industrialized, even if the techniques look very different in the lab. And maybe I've lacked to give a precise definition or focus, but I think it's also indicative of the broad span of manufacturing. And manufacturing has many, many dimensions beyond the ones that we work on in my lab at MIT. TROND: Well, you kind of answered a question that I was going to ask, too, which is it doesn't seem like you start in a linear fashion, you know, in other words, you start with some sort of basic problem that everybody in their literature has established and then you move to this, that, or the other. Sometimes it comes from a company. The challenge comes from a company, but you formulate the solution completely. It seems to me that students also have lots of ideas and kind of formulate projects. Talk to me a little bit about this process of where the problem comes from versus where the solution and impact comes from because you seem to...sometimes the output truly is just, you know, like, in this case, art or a physical prototype, and you're sort of happy with that outcome. Other times, you're actually delivering something into, presumably, eventually, an assembly line. JOHN: Yeah. And we work as hard as we can on technology translation, both in terms of the knowledge that we publish but also in terms of the steps that we take to spin technology out. You're right; the early stage is very important. And I like to often see the early stage as a collaboration between myself and the researchers. And in many cases, the core idea we end up pursuing comes largely from the research or the research team. 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TROND: You have commercialized at least two ventures together with others at MIT and external people as well that I know about for sure. I wanted to just briefly mention both Desktop Metal and VulcanForms. Let's perhaps cover Desktop Metal first, so that's a 3D printing company. Tell me how that got started and what your role was there. JOHN: So I was very fortunate to be a member of the founding team of Desktop Metal. So there were seven co-founders, and we launched the company in early fall of 2015. And Ric Fulop, who's the lead founder and CEO, approached me at that time, and he heard that I was interested in working on 3D printing and, of course, knew a bit about my background in manufacturing and machine design and asked me to jump on board. And funny story, how just connections persist over the years; I actually knew Ric when I was a grad student because I was doing my carbon nanotube work using the space of now my colleague, Yet-Ming Chiang. And at that time, Yet and Ric were launching A123 Systems, a successful battery company. So that was a reason why I think Ric knew to get in touch with me when he heard about me. And serendipity was a great experience. TROND: Serendipity when you are in the right places, right? If you're hanging around Yet-Ming Chang, yeah, that's right, very special serendipity. Tell me a little bit about VulcanForms. Until very recently, you couldn't talk so much about it. Nowadays, you did go out in New York Times. I've read that piece. So there is a little bit more detail around it. Let me ask a very basic and perhaps dumb question, large-scale metal 3D printing, what's the big deal there? I thought didn't Desktop Metal do 3D printing? So it's kind of a dumb question. Why is there a second company? Is there really such a variety? I think that the regular person just thinks 3D printing is 3D printing. JOHN: 3D printing is a broad and deep subject. Like, first of all, 3D printing processes exist for polymers, for metals, for many other materials. And there are even several 3D printing technologies for metals. I'll tell the origin story for VulcanForms quickly if that's okay, and then get back to the question. So when I came to MIT as faculty in 2013, I had been a professor at Michigan for a few years. And I landed, and one of the topics I thought of looking into was 3D printing. I was actually asked by a colleague to teach a class not on 3D printing, but I was able to propose the topic. And in that class, there were many incredible students. One of them, named Martin, stuck around at MIT after finishing his master's in manufacturing, and we ended up comparing notes and launching VulcanForms in 2015, a little bit before Desktop Metal came to be, but not that long before. And we stayed quiet for seven years. We raised our seed round a couple of years ago. And the focus of the company is number one, laser-based metal additive manufacturing. And second, while we've built our own additive technology, we're a manufacturing company. So we produce parts at scale, and that is a real need and has been a barrier to growth of the additive industry. There's so much interest and uptake in additive. But the ability to achieve high-quality production using additive as the formative step in the process at scale has largely been untouched. So from the early days, we thought that we could approach the market with that plan to become a manufacturing company. TROND: Staying quiet for seven years that can't have been [laughs] particularly easy. JOHN: Yeah, it's not easy, but it's very, very worth it because we got to focus. And also, there are different boundary conditions that allow you to keep your head down and get work done, and one of them is having great and patient investors who believe in your approach and who see the progress behind the curtain. And as a result, we felt we would hold off launch. And we were fortunate to get picked up by the New York Times earlier this summer. And now we're excited to talk about what we do. TROND: Yeah, that article did hint a little bit at what your printers can print that others cannot and kind of at what scale. Can you give some examples of the kinds of things that you are now contracted to print or are perhaps already printing? JOHN: So the company is focused on a variety of industries, generally industries where high-value metal parts are difficult to manufacture and where there is a real pent-up need for more agile, high-value manufacturing medical devices such as medical implants, semiconductor components, not microchips but cooling devices for various computer systems. We have a lot of business in the aerospace and defense area, working with several of the defense primes, both on additive parts and on machining, honestly. The company, as described in the New York Times article, we acquired a machine shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts, earlier this year. And that was twofold, one because in order to deliver finished parts, you need to often integrate additive with machining. So it's not just 3D printing; it's building a stack of software and physical processes to create a finished part. Second, advanced machining is also a digital manufacturing technology, and as a company, we're very interested in applying our capabilities as a digital manufacturing organization to the area of CNC machining as well. TROND: So, taking that experience then from these two companies and your vast interest and research area plus your interest in communication, what is it that you're now focused on at MIT more largely? That's another kind of secret that's slowly being let out. But you have had this notion and have shared this with me and others, obviously. There was a seminar open to whoever was invited, I think, but not a full public launch. Manufacturing at MIT has historically been quite important, but you think that there's even more, to be done. You lined up a couple of the projects, but there are many more things that MIT has done. Could you maybe just briefly address the role of MIT historically in influencing manufacturing? And what else is it that you now want to accomplish? JOHN: Yeah, for sure. And since I came to MIT nine years ago, I've learned of the incredibly rich history that the institute has in manufacturing, both on the technology side, you know, in the mid-1950s, building among the first CNC machines, ultimately transformed commercial aviation in 1980 building one of the first 3D printers in the world, and so on. But not only that, but also, historic accomplishments in the social sciences, understanding the globalization of manufacturing, you know, what delineated the U.S. versus the Japanese auto industry in the 1980s. What is the intrinsic role of manufacturing in innovation, the production, and innovation economy led by my colleague Suzanne Berger in around 2010. And then broader than manufacturing, though, the work of the future study just a couple of years ago looking at the connection between technology and work. So looking at all those accomplishments and understanding the present moment that we're in, which I can also reflect on later, I've been exploring how to create a new presence for manufacturing at MIT. And the term manufacturing at MIT is more or less a placeholder representing the community of faculty and students across disciplines, both technology and social sciences, that touch on all the dimensions of manufacturing. So as we've returned from Zoom life to more in-person life, I've been making my way around campus and building a team of folks, faculty advisors, external advisors, industry partners, and so on to hopefully put forward a new center at MIT that has a focus on manufacturing across the disciplines. And this is not to replace existing activities but just to augment those activities and bring industry together with us to support research, to lean deeply into workforce training programs, to collaborate with public organizations at the state and federal level and internationally, and also hope to cultivate more entrepreneurship. Because my experience, fortunate experience as an entrepreneur over the past several years tells me that there's opportunity for more new companies that contribute to the future of manufacturing, whether they're manufacturing companies actually making stuff, whether they be software and services companies. Or perhaps the biggest need is hardware companies for whom manufacturing is a route to success. So you may not be manufacturing something yourself, or you may not be manufacturing goods for others, but understanding manufacturing and scaling a process is really key. And that intellectual DNA of manufacturing is more cross-disciplinary than ever. And I've observed over my nine years at MIT how there's just more engagement in manufacturing as a discipline, as this cross-disciplinary theme. And that's an area where I feel such a center can really play a role by adding something to the intellectual community across the institute. TROND: There are so many things that come to mind when you produce this narrative because, I guess, on the one hand, manufacturing is a little bit of everything. On the other hand, it is clearly very delineated because it's all about making things and making them at scale. And there's a whole industry, but, of course, every industry almost has a manufacturing arm. How do you delineate the subject of manufacturing? And I'm sort of curious, you know, at MIT, if you use a broad church definition, almost everybody there contributes to manufacturing. So that would be both a challenge and an opportunity, I guess. JOHN: Yeah, you're exactly right. So, first, within MIT, we have many collaborations with different departments and other research centers. And the nature of the collaboration depends on what the focus is. Second, when it comes to interfacing with industry, I've come to look at industry as kind of a grid where you could say the columns are the end users, say, aviation and space or consumer or construction. And then, the horizontal lines in the grid are technologies, robotics and automation, 3D printing, software and IT, et cetera. And getting a little bit in the weeds of the organization here, so first, we're working on launching a flagship industry consortium, or we're recruiting flagship industry partners for a new center. And those will be companies, world-leading manufacturing companies across the grid. Second, we will operate consortia in different technology in industry areas that may be located within our center that may be in collaboration with others around MIT to really drive focus. And when industry comes and interacts with us, I want them to understand how their business fits into the broader spectrum. And we find particularly in the work related to 3D printing that companies appreciate being connected with peers across the value chain. They say 3D printing is materials at the frontend and finished parts at the backend, and there are some machines and software, and so on. When you bring companies together across their value chain, across their supply chain, under the umbrella of an academic organization with this sort of problem-solving mindset, we find that that can be valuable to the companies that we partner with. TROND: And, John, there's obviously a scale at MIT that's hard to replicate for any university or school just because there are so many people involved in technical innovation. But on the other hand, I would say there has been a sense that other sectors if you could call them that, have always been moving much faster than manufacturing. And, you know, okay, fine, there are industrial revolutions, but the ones we talk about now as industrial revolutions are more, you know, they are maybe on the software side and stuff, but that the core of manufacturing it may be because of its inherent nature. It's complex; it's about physical infrastructure, at least a lot of it still. So it's hard to innovate in that sector. Would you say that one of the ambitions you have with this manufacturing at MIT initiative is to speed up that innovation? And if so, what are the mechanisms that would bring manufacturing as a whole, I guess, on an even faster sort of clip? JOHN: First, if I look within MIT, we see the opportunity to combine the physical side, the mechanical engineering, the material science, with the digital side, with software, and controls, and computation. And that's an area where it's clear that new technologies can be de-risked, can be scaled more quickly. And it really requires this symbiosis of the physical processes and the digital intelligence. Second, I think we can do better research. I can do better research by understanding where the big problems and opportunities are. And by connecting closely with industry, forming networks with various stakeholders, we can define better problems that we can ask our students to solve. And third, I've noticed, especially over the past year with all the geopolitical discussions and the imperative for sustainability, that we're at a time where there's this alignment between industry and government and the investment community and manufacturing, physical manufacturing, physical industry is vital. We can't do enough there to catch up, to grow. And I think that's a real opportune moment to recognize that while I think the pendulum has swung to the digital world and software over the past 10, 20 years, life has changed for the better in so many ways. We have to focus on the physical world now, especially to address the climate crisis, and also think of how we can improve economic equality across our communities, how we can provide better job opportunities, how we can deliver education to individuals who don't have the opportunity to go to university or don't have the resources to travel, all those things. So that's another reason why, one, I see manufacturing as this rich, cross-disciplinary topic that I can file a patent and write some exciting papers and graduate with a Ph.D., but it means so much more to feel technology at scale. And second, you need the intersection of these disciplines to understand not just technology but organizations and human dynamics to create change and create positive impact. TROND: So I realized that we're going to have to cover... there are so many other questions I have for you is what I'm trying to say here. But my last question in this round, I think, is going to be one on...we briefly mentioned, or you briefly talked about augmentation. And you know that I have a special interest; obviously, the topic of the podcast and the title is augmentation. So there is something here about the tension, perhaps between augmentation and automation. How do you see that tension or the relationship between working from the human-centric perspective that technologies are in service to perhaps augment people and processes versus this automation perspective which maybe takes, and I'm paraphrasing here, a little bit more of an efficiency approach and tries to go for machine scale first and then just adjust everything later? How do you see those two things now, as perhaps, you know, manufacturing is coming into another kind of growth moment? JOHN: If I understood you correctly, I don't think they're mutually exclusive, right? Certainly -- TROND: No. Not necessarily. Not necessarily. JOHN: Certainly, manufacturing will become more automated in places where automation makes sense. Certainly, automation is challenging to implement to scale, to get right. But in some cases, the driver to more efficient technology-first manufacturing is automation. In other cases, and hand in hand with that, human workers and businesses, organizations can only become more effective and efficient, working in synergy with data and automation. I'll use the example of someone overseeing a 3D printer, a state-of-the-art 3D printer, and watching the screens to make sure everything is going well and doing a better job by being presented with information that shows, hey, this might be a problem, or there are no problems here, but being empowered to make that data-driven decision. And also, from my work outside of MIT, we find that folks who do best operating that advanced equipment with digital data might have a machining background. They might also have a passion for gaming on the side. So they might be used to sensing and responding to dynamic digital events. And that's another comment on skills evolving in the workforce too. TROND: Well, I mean, one thing that is for certain is that if MIT gets its act together on manufacturing, things will happen. I trust that we're going to have to come back and talk about a lot of emerging projects here in the coming years if you get people lined up. So very exciting. Thank you for speaking to me. Is there sort of a challenge that you want out there to the community when it comes to how, you know, not just academics can contribute to shaping manufacturing but how we all should think of these manufacturing challenges? Is it something that we should leave to experts right now because it's so complicated? Or are there ways that the broader interested public can get engaged in this problem? Is it possible to engage, and where should one engage? JOHN: That's a great question. First, to the general public, I'd say stop and think about what manufacturing means to you, or find one of your favorite things and look up how it's manufactured. Imagine the life, the journey of the product as it comes to your door. And second, I'd say the area where most of us can make an impact is in education and learning and contributing to our communities. Perhaps if you're an engineer working somewhere, you might want to teach at a community college one night a week if you have time in a future semester or explore ways that you can bring new knowledge, new technology to your organization if it makes sense. TROND: Exciting challenges. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of what you're up to with us, John. JOHN: Thank you, Trond. TROND: You have just listened to another episode of the Augmented Podcast with host Trond Arne Undheim. The topic was How Academia Shapes Manufacturing. Our guest was John Hart, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director at the Center for Advanced Production Technologies at MIT. In this conversation, we talk about John's research on micro and nanotechnology and material science, which universities and colleges that teach manufacturing, the role of MIT in this ecosystem, and why now is a key moment in manufacturing history. My takeaway is that there has never been a more interesting time to be in manufacturing or to watch manufacturing. The tremendous breakthroughs that we are about to witness have been made possible by a confluence of emerging technologies and startup innovations, as well as a growing awareness of the importance of building human-centric technologies. We are indeed at a crossroads with profound challenges in the growing talent shortage, the need for workforce training, an aging industrial base, and the demands for manufacturing competency from the wider innovation ecosystem. We have to make progress fast, and innovations are just maturing to be able to do so at the scale and pace required. It will, again, be amazing to watch the manufacturing industry. Parts of it will perhaps, again, become the industry of industries. Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like Episode 92 on Emerging Interfaces for Human Augmentation. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or in other episodes, and if so, do let us know by messaging us. We would love to share your thoughts with other listeners. The Augmented Podcast is created in association with Tulip, the frontline operation platform that connects the people, machines, devices, and systems used in a production or a logistics process in a physical location. Tulip is democratizing technology and empowering those closest to operations to solve problems. Tulip is also hiring, and you can find Tulip at tulip.co. 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