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Best podcasts about right wrong

Latest podcast episodes about right wrong

Self Kindness with Pete
Taking Back Your Power by Shifting Paradigms

Self Kindness with Pete

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 27:19


Paradigms are the patterns, the containers, the models from which we live our lives! Right/ Wrong, Yes/ No, Inner/ Outer. We all have heard the idea of a paradigm shift, but what does that actually mean in your life? What is a paradigm that influences your life and why shift it? As adults, we begin to automate parts of our lives, so, by looking at our understanding of these paradigms, we see where we can take back power and agency from paradigms that no longer serve us as they might have at one time in our lives. Living beyond the realm of Right & Wrong!! Witness when you live from a space of no inner/ outer paradigm!! Speaking with an honest YES - and there is only receiving happening in your life.

Rap Rankings
S4E03 - Various Artists, Cradle 2 The Grave Soundtrack

Rap Rankings

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 360:09


This week on Rap Rankings, Season 4: Moulz & Mel At The Movies, a gem is discovered in Cradle 2 The Grave, but will the soundtrack follow suit? ----------- Intro (0:00) -- The Rating System, Explained (9:46 - 15:13) -- Cradle 2 The Grave Soundtrack Info (50:40) -- Moulz & Mel At The Movies: Cradle 2 The Grave (1:03:50 - 2:10:31) -- Track 1: X Gon' Give It To Ya (2:25:51) -- Track 2: Go To Sleep (2:51:43) -- Track 3: "What's It All For?" (3:04:59) -- Track 4: "Follow Me Gangster" (3:25:06) -- Track 5: "Stompdash**outu (Vendetta)" (3:41:20) -- Track 6: "Do Sumptin" (3:53:15) -- Track 7: "My Life (Cradle 2 The Grave)" (4:04:25) -- Track 8: "Fireman" (4:17:37) -- Track 9: "Drop Drop" (4:30:11) -- Track 10: "I'm Serious" (4:32:46) -- Track 11: "Right/Wrong" (4:52:34) -- Track 12: "It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be" (5:05:21) -- Track 13: "Hand That Rocks The Cradle" (5:07:25) -- Track 14: "Won't Be Coming Back" (5:15:17) -- Track 15: "C2G" (5:23:36) -- Track 16: "Focus" (5:32:57) -- Track 17: "Slangin' Dem Thangs" (5:39:02) -- Track 18: "Off The Hook" (5:46:49) -- Track 19: "Getting Down" (5:50:53) -- Ranking Cradle 2 The Grave Soundtrack (5:54:13) -- Outro (5:56:20) Support this podcast

Carnegie Council Video Podcast
Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez

Carnegie Council Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 13:44


Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the evolution of ethics in a technological age. How will accelerating technology challenge and flip your ideas of right and wrong? What are we doing today that will be considered abhorrent tomorrow because of tech change?

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast
Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 59:56


Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the evolution of ethics in a technological age. How will accelerating technology challenge and flip your ideas of right and wrong? What are we doing today that will be considered abhorrent tomorrow because of tech change?

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast
Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 59:56


Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the evolution of ethics in a technological age. How will accelerating technology challenge and flip your ideas of right and wrong? What are we doing today that will be considered abhorrent tomorrow because of tech change?

The Herd with Colin Cowherd
01/11/2021 - Best of The Herd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 47:31


Colin tried to make sense of the Steelers uninspired playoff performance vs the Browns and how Lamar Jackson was able to break through with his first playoff win. Howie Long gave us his thoughts on Super Wild Card weekend. Michael Vick told us why the Eagles decided to fire Doug Pederson, and Colin gave us his Right/Wrong from the weekend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

BnA Sports Podcast
URBAN Meyer to the JAGS? Cleveland Baseball Team? And Week 17 Best Bets! (BnA SP 18)

BnA Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2021 37:48


Timecodes: 0:48 RIGHT/WRONG 6:41 COACHING PREDICTIONS 14:10 BEST BETS WK17 19:15 REVISITING THE MACK TRADE 21:35 CLEVELAND TEAM NAMES 28:35 - HAPPY 2021! I didn't get to do all of the topics I wanted... enjoy anyways! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

QuickRead.com Podcast - Free book summaries
Money by Rob Moore | Summary | Free Audiobook

QuickRead.com Podcast - Free book summaries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 15:42


Know More, Make More, Give More: Learn How to Make More Money and Transform Your Life Have you ever wished that you were truly financially independent? Or maybe you’ve simply wanted to use your money in the way you'd like or feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family. Well, you aren’t alone. Many of us have the desire to accumulate more wealth and financial freedom; however, many of us also believe that it’s impossible. There are just too many bills to pay and not enough hours in the day. Right? Wrong. Acquiring money is all about how you play the game. That’s why you see lottery winners and those who inherit money lose it all. They never knew how to play the game. It’s time that you learn so you can begin accumulating the wealth you know you deserve. Throughout Money, multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game and shares simple tips and tricks for managing your money and making plans for your future. After all, to become a millionaire, you’ll have to learn how to think like one! As you read, you'll learn that there is enough wealth for everyone, you'll learn how to calculate how much your time is worth, and how to leverage your time and money. *** Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.

Yoga Chai and a Dog
In Conversation with Dr Alka Patel

Yoga Chai and a Dog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 50:54


When you think of doctors, you immediately think prescriptions and pills. Right? Wrong! We met a medical professional with a diference. Instead of pills, she prescribes lifestyle changes! And that resonated so much with our own views. No wonder we got chatty and the discussion turned into a living room chat on a relaxed weekend afternoon.Listen to this and we bet you'll feel the same.New episodes every fortnight on Fridays at 18:00 GMT. Well! we will try to! So don’t miss any episode and subscribe to this podcast. It comes at an enormous cost of one click! Credits:Music: Maddie Ashman and Edward Cross Intro: Aditi Mohan We are really passionate about this podcast and would keep on improving it to meet your expectations. We are on the major social media platforms:Instagram - yogachaidog Twitter - @yogachaidog1 Facebook - facebook.com/yogachaidog Have a question? Have a suggestion? Want to share your views/experience? Send us a mail at yoga.chai.dog@gmail.comThanks Deepak and Archna

Balance365 Life Radio
Episode 140: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment: What You Need To Know

Balance365 Life Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 19:39


When you go on a diet, you lose weight. End of story. Right?  Wrong. In 1945 one of the first and most comprehensive studies on the physical and psychological effects of semi-starvation was completed. This study was later dubbed the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. The findings that researchers learned from this experiment still hold true today. Only now we know it’s not just those who have endured periods of starvation who will suffer with these consequences, DIETERS will suffer with them too. Whether you’re a past dieter, current dieter, or a person looking to jump off of the diet hamster wheel…this episode is going to knock your socks off. Enjoy! Come be social with us! Balance365 Facebook: Weight Loss Without Restriction Balance365 Instagram: @balance365life Join the Balance365 Coaching waitlist

Bettor Believe It
Week 5 Recap

Bettor Believe It

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 37:01


1) Where we were Right & Wrong 2) Notable injuries & their meanings 3) Fantasy surprises and let downs 4) Settle bets against each other 5) Relive Saints game

Bettor Believe It
Week 4 Recap

Bettor Believe It

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 46:21


1) Settle the week's beer bets 2) Where we were Right & Wrong 3) Injury Updates 4) Breaking news 5) Saints talk

Cannabis Heals Me
Ep 121 - Sharon Letts - Cannabis for Breast Cancer

Cannabis Heals Me

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 49:29


After Sharon Letts was diagnosed with breast cancer Pearl Moon showed up on her doorstep with a jar of cannabis oil. Sharon was a documentarian and research writer by trade, so she was incredulous that cannabis could help her. If cannabis had healing properties she would know. Right? Wrong! Cannabis not only helped her sleep & eased her pain; it obliterated her tumor. But it also helped her plainly see all the government propaganda about the plant for what it was - outright lies. Now a writer for multiple cannabis related publications Sharon is hoping to bring cannabis as medicine to television via her connections in the mainstream media. Full show notes available at www.cannabishealsme.com/121 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Insights with Trent Munday
Thai Airways New Restaurant Pop-Up In Bangkok Is Booming #1013

Insights with Trent Munday

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 2:12


Nobody likes airline food. Right? Wrong! Apparently the folks in Bangkok are loving it right now. Thai Airways have opened a Pop-Up restaurant, complete with actual airline seats for the furniture and cabin crew for service staff. It's brilliant on so many levels. With this Pop-Up Thai Airways can... - sell their existing food inventory - generate some revenue - get some great PR - market test new food concepts and recipes - enhance their image as a fun, innovative airline Here's a link to the story... https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/events/chicken-or-the-beef-thai-airways-opens-up-pop-up-restaurants-serving-their-airline-food #airlinecatering #popups #covidinnovation

She's in the City by NaSHEville
Real Talk 2020: Trading Unsure Plans for Lasting Purpose

She's in the City by NaSHEville

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 25:06


Not everyone is a type-A planner. We know this. But we also know that as women who run companies, support charities, raise children, and keep households afloat, having a plan is how we make things happen. We crave plans because they offer us a delightful illusion of control. If I know what to do to make this right, maybe I won’t worry about what could go wrong? Right? Wrong. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that control is an illusion and plans are never concrete. They’re more like a map drawn in the sand on a windy day. Both as individuals and as a company, we’ve had to pivot and slow down and rethink how we serve, how we run, and how we facilitate community.  We’ve had personal setbacks and slowdowns to face and re-navigate. And like you we often feel like, “what’s the point?” Is it even possible or worthwhile to make plans with the way the world is right now?  While we can’t offer a fail-proof solution to these questions, we do want to shift the conversation a bit. What if we started focusing more on our purpose and less on our plans? What is the difference between plans and purpose? That’s exactly the real talk we’re having this week. Just as He has for us, we’re hoping God is prompting you to shift the paradigm from “what do I need to do” to “how do I need to approach what I’m already doing?” Don’t just ask, “what is my work to do?” Ask, “what is my purpose in the work that I’m doing?”  This isn’t an invitation to sit idle and not make goals or set expectations for yourself, your work, and your family. But it is an opportunity to let some of the pressure off in a time that we desperately want control but don’t have it. It’s a chance to live with more anticipation than anxiety. It’s an open door to see what God wants to do in you and through you, neither of which hinges on how well you execute your plans. Our ultimate purpose is, of course, to follow Jesus and live lives that point others to him. But I believe there is a specific, handcrafted, creative purpose for each of us too, one that God is on the edge of his seat to reveal to his daughters! And that purpose isn’t in contrast to your plans and work. It’s an incredible compliment to it.  When pursued on God’s terms, purpose weaves its way into the work you’re already doing. Finding purpose doesn’t always mean a huge life shift or change. Purpose isn’t a singular, major moment of revelation or an X-marks-the-spot of where you’re supposed to arrive. Purpose in this life, in God’s way and on God’s terms, is a continual uncovering of next steps, next adventures, next lessons to learn and causes to hold compassion for. Even if you find yourself in a conventional job or role that doesn’t feel like it carries much godly purpose, rest assured, it does! You are where you are first and foremost to love, interact with, and receive clients, co-workers, bosses, etc. as Jesus would. You’re there, second, to do your job.  There is such relief in this! No matter what you choose to do, how you succeed or fail, you can’t screw up God’s purpose of using you for your good and his glory. He’s got it! The ultimate good that comes in our lives isn’t going to be because we put it on the calendar or crossed it off a to-do list. It’s going to come from trust in God’s purposes beyond our own and in the patient enduring of the day to day; in the courage to take one small step forward without knowing the next five; and in being brave enough to move into unsure spaces with sure faith.

Stories in Small Business
047: Diversifying Your Brand Images Authentically with Christina Jones

Stories in Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 46:42


You’re looking to diversify your brand visually, so you find some stock images of people who look different from you and throw those up on your social media. [Whew! Right?] Wrong. Diversity is so much more than just making it look like you serve people of all colors, shapes and backgrounds. This week on the Stories in Small Business podcast, I’m talking to Christina Jones, a Florida-based brand photographer about diversity in your brand and how to get there authentically. She also shares what we should be striving for in our brand images in general and how effective branding can help you elevate your business. Mentioned in This Episode: Christina’s Instagram post that encouraged me to reach out to her ColorJoy Stock Photos Learn how to have a virtual coffee chat  About Christina Jones Christina Jones is a Florida-based lifestyle brand photographer. She helps female creatives and entrepreneurs create scroll-stopping lifestyle imagery so they can attract their target audience and build a brand and business of their dreams! When she's not snapping photos, she's cozy at home with her 8-year-old son Solomon and 3-year-old daughter Olivia or spending quality time with her husband of 10 years, Gary. She loves iced coffee, fashion magazines and could eat brunch at any time of the day!

Manifest Change with Brooklyn Storme
How to Stop Seeking Outside Validation

Manifest Change with Brooklyn Storme

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 26:21


In this episode Have you found yourself looking at what everyone else is doing and then questioning whether you are on the right? And then you seek that confirmation that you're doing all the right things in all the right ways from other people? It's like if they say you are on the right track, then you can exhale and relax. Right? Wrong. Did you know that you have all the answers within you? In fact you had them within you the entire time but you either didn't realise or you didn't trust yourself. So today I'm going to give you three ways that you can begin to cultivate that confidence and trust that comes with inner knowing and it's going to potentially change how you show up in your practice in some big ways! Take it Further Email me anytime: hello@brooklynstorme.com Get support with your practice in a community of private practice owners that love spirituality too Grab your copy of the Private Practice Checklist

QuickRead.com Podcast - Free book summaries
Money by Rob Moore | Summary | Free Audiobook

QuickRead.com Podcast - Free book summaries

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 16:07


Know More, Make More, Give More: Learn How to Make More Money and Transform Your Life. Have you ever wished that you were truly financially independent? Or maybe you’ve simply wanted to use your money in the way you'd like or feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family. Well, you aren’t alone. Many of us have the desire to accumulate more wealth and financial freedom; however, many of us also believe that it’s impossible. There are just too many bills to pay and not enough hours in the day. Right? Wrong. Acquiring money is all about how you play the game. That’s why you see lottery winners and those who inherit money lose it all. They never knew how to play the game. It’s time that you learn so you can begin accumulating the wealth you know you deserve. Throughout Money, multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game and shares simple tips and tricks for managing your money and making plans for your future. After all, to become a millionaire, you’ll have to learn how to think like one! As you read, you'll learn that there is enough wealth for everyone, you'll learn how to calculate how much your time is worth, and how to leverage your time and money. *** Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.

The Truth About the Truth - Surprising Answers To Life's Difficult Questions - With Meir Ezra

Right/Wrong. Morals/Moral Code. Ethics/Justice/Injustice… Viewpoints – why they are important and how your viewpoints define your results. Why people select specific groups to attack. Why are laws a problem – a law should always be created with an expiration date. There must also be a plan of how to recover the lost ability of the person that required that law. And much more in this powerful podcast… --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meirezra/message

Knowledge on the Deeper Side
Torah Studies 5780 - 29 - Beha'alotecha (Embrace Your Mistakes)

Knowledge on the Deeper Side

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2020 64:57


Embrace Your Mistakes How the Reality of Sin Is All Part of the Master Plan With Rabbi Ari Sollish (Recorded live in Atlanta on June 10, 2020) So you made a mistake. You’re a wretched excuse of a human being, and you should hang your head in shame. Right? Wrong! If G-d and His providence over the world mean anything, it would quickly become clear that everything—and we mean everything—is all part of the master plan. Now it’s up to you to demonstrate how.

BnA Sports Podcast
Where Does Joe Judge Rank+ GIANTS Draft Trevor Lawrence at #1? (BnA Sports Podcast Ep. 13)

BnA Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2020 39:43


Timecodes- What’s in this episode? Right/Wrong (:56) USA Today Reaction (5:36) Next 5 SB Champions (14:31) Coaching Tiers (24:15) Worst Take (32:58) Bottom 5 NFL Jerseys (39:10) Closing Remarks (44:04)

Curiosity Bites
Steven Kotler: Pt 4 of 4. The Future is Faster Than You Think

Curiosity Bites

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2020 33:56


Steven Kotler: Pt 4 of 4. Conclusion: The Future is Faster Than You ThinkThe Neurobiology of Making the Impossible Possible. Right-Wrong or Something Else? Steven Kotler..........Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven has authored eleven books including The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, Bold, Abundance and The Rise of Superman. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Wired, and Forbes. Steven is also the cofounder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. ...........To find out how you can hire Dov Baron The Dragonist as a speaker or strategist for your organization: DovBaron.com Come and join in the conversation here https://www.facebook.com/groups/curiositybites See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Retirement Answer Man
Setting Your Retirement Assumptions: Life Assumptions

Retirement Answer Man

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 57:37


 What retirement assumptions do you have? In retirement planning, we rely on assumptions for just about everything. This may seem like a small thing, but this topic is so big that we are taking the whole month of May to talk about it. Today we tackle the life assumptions: how much you plan to spend, how long you plan to work, how long you think you’ll live. Join me as we consider the different assumptions we all make when planning for retirement.  What is an assumption?  Your assumptions are your windows on the world. An assumption means assuming something is true, taking it for granted. In retirement planning, we must make assumptions. Assumptions must be made to plug into the models. We assume for inflation, spending, costs, markets, longevity, and health. As you plug these numbers in, the range of potential outcomes gets wider and wider the farther out you project. And often in retirement planning, we plan as far as 40 years out. You can never get the assumptions just right but you can try to get as close as possible. We often have incorrect assumptions about how we will spend money We need to make assumptions about how we will live in retirement to be able to plan accordingly. One of the biggest inputs into the retirement plan is spending rhythm. Many people assume that they will continue to spend in retirement as they do now. But retirement spending is lumpy. It doesn’t have an even flow. In the go-go years at the beginning of retirement, we often spend a lot, then that spending slows down as life slows down. It’s hard to imagine yourself at age 70 or 80. But try to think about how you’ll be living your life at that age.  We assume that retirement is like turning off a light switch One day we’re working and then the next day we stop. Right? Wrong. Retirement doesn’t have to be that way. Most people actually work for a period of time in retirement. You can take that light switch and make it a dimmer switch. If you are willing to rethink work and rethink income then you can still work and have the time freedom that you seek. You can choose pretirement and slowly But oftentimes it’s not that way. And it doesn’t have to be that way.  How will longevity affect your plans? Be careful with statistics, they can fool you. We often look to statistics to plan our longevity outlook. But your health is not average and it’s not based on statistics. You need a more personalized plan. Consider where you really fall on the longevity timeline based on health, fitness, and family history. We also often assume that our mental capacity will remain the same. You may want to factor in some kinds of systems to help keep your finances running smoothly if your mental function begins to diminish. These aren’t things we have fun thinking about but they are important.  OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE RETIREMENT ANSWER MAN WHAT’S THAT MEAN SEGMENT [2:54] What is an assumption? PRACTICAL PLANNING SEGMENT [6:00] We often have incorrect assumptions about how we will spend money [10:02] We assume that retirement is like turning off a light switch [14:32] Is your plan dependent upon you working in retirement?  [17:07] Will helping your kids impair your retirement plans? [18:38] How will longevity affect your plans? [23:44] You also need to consider your mental capacity [26:02] Consider your assets Q&A SEGMENT [29:20] A super backdoor Roth question Resources Mentioned In This Episode John Hancock longevity calculator Nova Article by Kate Becker Rock Retirement Club Roger’s YouTube Channel - Roger That BOOK - Rock Retirement  by Roger Whitney Work with Roger Roger’s Retirement Learning Center  

From Hostage To Hero
Jurors Don't Have to Like Everything You Do

From Hostage To Hero

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2020 25:24


You get bad feedback from a juror in a focus group, mock jury or after trial. That means you should NEVER do that thing AGAIN. Right? Wrong. You have to learn how to translate juror feedback by looking at the larger picture. That, and sometimes we do things, on purpose, that the jury won't like. Give this podcast a listen to learn more.

Macro Hack Radio
Episode 10 - What Happens When The Diet Is Over?

Macro Hack Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 32:03


In theory, dieting is easy - eat less and move more. In theory, you diet and you lose the weight then you just magically retain all the results! Right? WRONG! In order the to maintain what you've worked for, realistically, you'd have to maintain everything you're doing while dieting. And you (no one) can diet forever. And even that isn't a realistic situation to be in because of metabolic adaptations. Our bodies are smarter than we are. But there is a better way that takes a lot of time and effort, and is almost as (sometimes more) tricky as the diet itself. You have to get yourself out of the diet, on the other side, and learn how to maintain your progress and still live life, and learn some REAL lessons on how to keep yourself in check when the diet is over. Tune in to hear some real and raw info on how to sustain your results after the diet is over!

First Baptist Church of Kamloops
“About those miracles…” Acts 14:8-18

First Baptist Church of Kamloops

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2020


If God really wanted people to know that He is real, all He would need to do is simply work a miracle. Right? Wrong. There's more to it than that. Sometimes miracles can be more confusing than clarifying.

Slate Daily Feed
The Waves: Is George Washington Canceled?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 67:48


On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss Alexis Coe’s George Washington biography You Never Forget Your First. Then, they dive into Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson’s recent characterizations of how fame has shaped them. Finally, the panel talks about a string of recent studies and op-eds centered on women and alcoholism. In Slate Plus: Is ghosting sexist?  Other items discussed on the show:  “You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong” by Lindsay Mannering in the New York Times.  “Netflix’s Miss Americana Unveils a New Taylor Swift” by Sam Adams in Slate.  “Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women” by Matt Richtel in the New York Times. “The Patriarchy of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Holly Whitaker in the New York Times. “Feminism Is Helping Women Recover From Substance Abuse” by Alexandra Ma in Vice.  Recommendations:  Nichole: Playing with Fire on Netflix. June: The Expanse on Amazon Prime. Christina: “Intro to Human Physiology” class on Coursera. Marcia: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing… A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, edited by Alice Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
Is George Washington Canceled?

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 67:48


On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss Alexis Coe’s George Washington biography You Never Forget Your First. Then, they dive into Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson’s recent characterizations of how fame has shaped them. Finally, the panel talks about a string of recent studies and op-eds centered on women and alcoholism. In Slate Plus: Is ghosting sexist?  Other items discussed on the show:  “You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong” by Lindsay Mannering in the New York Times.  “Netflix’s Miss Americana Unveils a New Taylor Swift” by Sam Adams in Slate.  “Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women” by Matt Richtel in the New York Times. “The Patriarchy of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Holly Whitaker in the New York Times. “Feminism Is Helping Women Recover From Substance Abuse” by Alexandra Ma in Vice.  Recommendations:  Nichole: Playing with Fire on Netflix. June: The Expanse on Amazon Prime. Christina: “Intro to Human Physiology” class on Coursera. Marcia: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing… A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, edited by Alice Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast
Remember The Game #82 - StarFox

Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2020 65:10


This week, I touch on the Nintendo Switch surpassing the iconic Super Nintendo in console sales totals. The Wii is Nintendo's top-selling home console of all-time, can the Switch catch it? (Yes, it can). I also send my best wishes to MariKar, the Tokyo based go-kart tour company that was recently sued by Nintendo. They aren't allowed to let their clients dress up as Nintendo characters anymore, and it's sad. My girlfriend and I got to give it a shot back in 2018, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.  And on the heels of the Final Fantasy VII remake delay, I take a quick look at some of the upcoming games in 2020, too. Two new consoles, some incredibly heavy hitting games, the Switch is rolling along; this is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in gaming history! All that (and more!) before my pal Tyler and I take you back to 1993 and talk about a Fox helping a frog fight a gorilla in space. If you just want to hear about that, skip to 21:30. And please, toss us a good review and a follow, would ya? We'll follow you back! Twitter - @memberthegame Instagram - @memberthegame StarFox is tricky. I played it as a kid, just like you probably did. Skippy the stupid frog would fly around and beg me for help, and I'd save him every time. We thought the graphics were revolutionary. Nintendo was taking gaming into exciting new places! And they had a trillion dollar franchise on their hands! Right?? Wrong. Well, kinda right...I don't know.  StarFox is still around. Primarily in Smash Bros, but I think we'll see another mainline game eventually. And when we do, I hope it ages better than the first one did. Replaying this game to prepare for the podcast hurt my heart a little, because this game just isn't as good as I thought it was.  Have a listen to this week's show and I'll tell ya all about it!

Coach Carson Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast
Should You Keep a Mortgage For the "Tax Benefits"

Coach Carson Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2019 14:13


Episode #94 - It's not smart to pay off a mortgage, because you'll lose the tax benefits. Right? Wrong! This is like letting the tail wag the dog. Tax benefits are one piece of the overall financial analysis of any investing decision.   And in this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares how paying off a mortgage CAN be a good investment decision for some of you. But for others, using the money to buy more properties could be a better investing decision. It all comes down to the math and to your life situation, which you'll hear more about in this episode.   ------------------------- If you want to support the show, here are some easy ways: 1) Leave an iTunes review: https://coachcarson.com/itunes 2) Subscribe to my email newsletter at https://www.coachcarson.com/newsletter/ 3) Most importantly, find your friends, coworkers, and family members who may be open to this message and tell them about the podcast! Here's to doing what matters!

Let's Rage Together Podcast
Episode 18 - The Million Dollar Question: What is Mainstream Veganism Doing?

Let's Rage Together Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2019 109:37


Let’s Rage Together Podcast — In this episode we discuss and critique some recent forms of vegan activism, from offering Trump $1 million to not eat animals for a month, to vigils, to reenacting non-human animal exploitation, to The Game Changers documentary. We also respond to some interesting listener feedback. · The Lonely Vegans (Instagram Post) · Muslims Aren’t A Race, So I Can’t Be Racist, Right? Wrong. (Article) · Racism and Islamophobia (Article) · Yes, Islamophobia is a type of racism. Here’s why · The Instagram Conundrum: Why did a photo of James Aspey spark outrage and split opinions? (Article) · Blue Horizon International Foundation (Website) · ·

KNX In Depth
Your text messages, ripe for the hacking--Black Friday, Cyber Monday ain't what they used to be--Start panicking: possible french fry shortage in the making

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2019 31:25


I send you a text.  You send me a text back.  It's just between the two of us. Right? Wrong. Turns out there is a database of millions of text messages....all of which can be gotten to by hackers. Are the concepts of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" totally outdated in the 21st century shopping world?  With online shopping deals starting in November and A cruise ship has been forced to turn around and head back to the Port of Los Angeles not once, but twice within a week over fears of a Norovirus outbreak on board: how one little bug combined with some bad hygiene could ruin your vacation, and your week. And , is the world about to experience something it may never have experienced before?  Something so shocking that people may talk about it for years to come: Could we about to have----a shortage of french fries??????   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)
3 Techniques for Deep Communication with Your Spouse

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2019 19:35


We feel like communication with our wives and children should come naturally. If we love them, and they love us, it should be easy to understand each other. Right? Wrong. What most of us don’t realize is that communication is a skill that can be learned. If we master the way we approach conversations, we will drastically improve our relationships. In this episode, we share three techniques for deep communication with your spouse. These simple skills will put an end to stress, arguments, and misunderstandings. At the same time, they will create a space of connection, safety, and intimacy in your marriage. Don’t miss this short, incredibly effective episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday184. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Bourbon Pursuit
225 - Talk Turkey, Rye Entrants, Bourbon Values, and AirBNB on Bourbon Community Roundtable #38

Bourbon Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2019 72:01


The Bourbon Community Roundtable is back with talk about Turkey, Rare Breed Rye and more rye whiskey coming to market. We then look at the landscape and ask ourselves “is bourbon priced fairly in today’s market?” because we often get blamed for calling bourbon undervalued. We wrap the show talking about the Jim Beam AirBNB as a potential PR stunt. Show Partners: The University of Louisville now has an online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate that focuses on the business side of the spirits industry. Learn more at uofl.me/pursuespirits. At Barrell Craft Spirits, they explore whiskey in an entirely new way. The team selects and blends barrels of whiskey into something greater than the sum of its parts. Find out more at BarrellBourbon.com. Receive $25 off your first order at RackHouse Whiskey Club with code "Pursuit". Visit RackhouseWhiskeyClub.com. Distillery 291 is an award winning, small batch whiskey distillery located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Learn more at Distillery291.com. Show Notes: This week’s Above the Char with Fred Minnick talks about blending. What do you think about Wild Turkey's new online videos called Talk Turkey with Matthew McConaughey? Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM3duQSIU3U Let's talk Rare Breed Rye. Do you think Elijah Craig will come out with barrel proof rye? What about Elijah Craig Rye not being released in some states? Can distilleries really come out with more expressions? Who here thinks bourbon has been over or undervalued in its category and why? Do we need that million dollar bottle for bourbon? Who here thinks we are a problem? Let's discuss some research on the growth of American whiskey. Report from ResearchAndMarkets.com: https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/4849286/american-whiskey-market-by-type-bourbon?utm_source=BW&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_code=f832dw&utm_campaign=1311293+-+American+%2416.8+Billion+Whiskey+Market+to+2025%3a+Focus+on+Bourbon%2c+Tennessee%2c+Rye+Whiskey&utm_exec=chdo54prd What do you think about renting Jim Beam’s Historic Kentucky Home on Airbnb? https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/vacation-rentals/jim-beam-bourbon-historic-kentucky-home-airbnb Thanks to Blake from bourbonr.com and Jordan from BreakingBourbon.com for joining. 0:00 Hey everybody. If you have a bachelor's degree and live anywhere in the United States, there's now a way for you to take your bourbon education to the next level. The distilled spirits business certificate from the University of Louisville is an online program that can be completed in as little as 15 weeks and will prepare you for the business side of the spirits industry. It's offered by the AA CSP accredited college of business. And this certificate was developed in partnership with industry experts to be one of a kind and it's going to prepare you for your next adventure. Learn more about this online program at U of l.me. Slash pursue spirits. 0:37 Although I like Justin Deering's comment of all you need is slack discord, Microsoft Teams in Skype to communicate these days, all of which are like for I don't have it all. So I feel like I'm even more behind the times 0:50 because I thought it was like I don't think your broadband can handles 1:07 Welcome back, everybody. It is Episode 225 of bourbon pursuit. I'm one of your heroes Kenny and the past few weeks we've been covering a lot of recent bourbon news. So this week there isn't too much to cover but there is one new release and that is that the master distiller of Michter's Dan McKee as well as their master of maturation, Andrea Wilson have announced the release of their 20 year old bourbon, the 20 1920 year bourbon will be bottled at 114.2 proof and will have an MSRP of $700 Now this one is pretty coveted by a lot of affluent Burton people out there. So good luck this hunting season trying to find it. Well, that's really all the industry news for now, because the roundtable is where we're going to discuss some of the latest happenings and as usual with tonight's topics, you will find links to the articles in our show notes. But we need to talk a little bit about bourbon pursuit news lately. So let's kind of talk about what's happening with that. 2:00 pursuit series is moving at a rapid pace. This week we sold out of Episode 17 in record time. Of course, this really wasn't a surprise to us because this was our privately labeled will it distillery barrel of their own product which is the first NDP private label that has ever happened happening under their pursuit series brand. And we've also opened up Episode 12 and 13 to the public and you can purchase those today by going to pursuit spirits.com with seal box as our online retail partner these bottles can be shipped to a good percentage of states around the country in to your doorstep. There are less than 50 bottles of Episode 12 and only 30 bottles of Episode 13 remaining so go and check it out. We're also now hitting retail stores in Kentucky. The first private barrel that was selected by Justin's House of bourbon has been delivered and is now available on their floor as well as on their tasting bar. This is Episode 14 and I remember when Ryan and I were tasting this barrel, it just hit Like a mouthful of Captain Crunch berries. And if you are in or around the Lexington area Ryan and I will be at Justin's House of bourbon on November 5 at six o'clock pm eastern to talk about this release and pursuit spirits just more in depth. You can get more information about this event on our Facebook page with the link in our show notes. And we really hope to see you there. But we're still not done yet. Episode 15 was a barrel that we selected that will be hitting shelves across Kentucky starting next week. This barrel show notes talk about some of the most pronounced flavors that we got out of it. And it's a chocolate cherry pound cake. Heidelberg who is our distributor has told us that they started filling out purchase orders this week. So you will begin to see it pop up on shelves across liquor stores as well as on premise locations in Kentucky. So if you're a retailer and you'll be carrying our bourbon send us a message we can give you a shout out on some of our social pages. Well, that's all let's go ahead and get on with the show. Here's Joe from barrel bourbon. Then you've got Fred Minnick with above the char. 4:03 I'm Joe Beatrice, founder of barrell craft spirits, we explore whiskey in an entirely new way. My team at barrel craft spirits, selects and blends barrels of whiskey into something greater than the sum of their parts. Pick up a bottle today. 4:17 I'm Fred Minnick, and this is above the charm. This week's idea comes from Patreon subscriber Andrew Polonsky. He asks, What do you think of all the blending compared to single barrels and small batch? Now, Andrew, this is a great question and you obviously have been reading my work for some time to know that this will spark a real passion and me to talk about the history of the word, blend. See the word blend and American whiskeys always been a dirty term and it goes back to the 1800s when blenders were adding things like tobacco spit and prune juice, and these people were called rectifier and they were working with wholesalers and putting it out on the street people would buy it. Doctors would even prescribe it and They would find that their patients would not get well. So that led to the effort of the bottle and Bond Act where distillers lobbied so bourbon consumers could be protected. Doctors could have a guarantee that they were serving their prescribing their patients legitimate, pure 100 proof whiskey, but the Canadian whiskey blunders did not like it at all. At that time, the Canadians were coming into America starting to sell their whiskey for the cheap knocking out the straight distillers and some of the people that we know is like George t stag, EH Taylor. And so there started this feud at that time between blenders both American and Canadian and straight whiskey distillers. Now this would continue well, for the next 5060 years after prohibition, distillers didn't have a lot of liquid to play with because they had sold it all on the medicinal market during Prohibition or they didn't have The opportunity to distill again so there was not a lot of supply. So the distillers, what they would do is they would blend a little straight whiskey in with a grain neutral spirit the and blend was not good. The distillers could not wait to get away from the blended whiskey and start putting out their age doc. And as soon as they did that they started moving away from the word blend. And then the Canadians would actually try to come out with like a bottled and bond at that time. And that led to a little bit of a trade dispute between the United States and Canada. But that's another story maybe another above the char. But at that time between the 1940s and 1970s, the American distillers kind of banded together to eliminate the word blend from the American whiskey vocabulary, they replaced the word blend with mingling or marrying barrels together. So the actual action of bringing all these barrels together for a badging process, really should be called blending. But because the American distillers did not like that term, because it was associated with the rocket stuff of the 1930s and the piss poor whiskey of the 1800s that they decided to completely eradicate it from the distilleries. Now, we move forward to present day. And you have brands like high West and barrel bourbon, who don't actually have all the stocks at their disposal, but they're buying them from wholesalers and barrel brokers, and they take these barrels and they blend them with other barrels from other states and other distilleries creating unique flavor profiles, and they have absolutely turned the business upside down and made the term blending a positive term again, but here's why. They're not blending in green neutral spirit, what they are blending our straight whiskeys to these whiskies that are at least two years old, and they haven't been adding flavoring or coloring. So it's as pure as something that is bottled in bond. It's just coming from various distilleries. Now, given that American whiskey always has shenanigans. I know at some point during this wonderful trend, this resurrection of the term blend that we're seeing, we're going to have someone who takes advantage of it and start pumping out great neutral spirit coloring it and calling it an award winning blend. So be prepared for that next wave. As soon as someone in this business create something good. Someone comes around and ruins it. And that's this week's above the char. If you have an idea, reach out to me on Patreon, just like Andrew did. That's Patreon at bourbon pursuit. Until next week, cheers 8:51 Welcome back to another episode of bourbon pursuit the official podcast of bourbon, Kenny, Ryan and Fred all back here on bourbon community. Round Table number 38. We're back, fellas. How's it going? 9:03 Whoo. All right. Yeah. 9:05 Yeah, that's what we haven't done this in a while because the last time we did this was on stage at bourbon and beyond. So it's, it's been a few weeks, so it's good to see everybody once again. So Fred, how you been? You finally decompress since then? 9:17 I feel like I've done like 10 other events since bourbon and beyond. So it just went from one to another. I feel like Bill Belichick just I'm on to Cincinnati. 9:30 Cincinnati need some help. Actually. 9:32 They're awful, aren't they? Oh 9:34 my god. It's it's a terrible, terrible season. But again this year, I mean, it's at this point. I don't really think anybody's like really upset. They're just kind of like, it's fun to go pay for $12 beers and watch our team lose and we'll see it again next week. 9:48 Well, me it's a it's a hard day to be a Bengals fan. And if you're a San Francisco fan, holy cow. look good. 9:58 Yeah. So far. It seems like you paid the lot of tension in this so you big on fantasy. 10:03 Yeah, yes, I'm hard. 10:08 I'm not doing very well this year. 10:10 No, I'm I think I'm only won two games so I'm doing pretty terrible without you Ryan. 10:15 Well, I'm four and three, but I'm on a four game winning streak so and I'm looking at my score right now I'm down by two but I have James Conner playing right now. So go Steelers. 10:28 Well, one thing I'll tell you that I did this year Kenny with a friend of mine, Steve Zubin, who is a national radio personality, and Paul charging and who's a professional fantasy kind of Guru. We started league together like a small league we call it whiskey League and the entry bought the entry was a bottle of whiskey. And the every week somebody gets chopped, and at the end of the season, the what the winner will get. Every bottle of whiskey. I was out in week two So 11:02 least you weren't dead last. I mean, that's that would have been embarrassing. You know, week one. 11:08 Yeah, that's a tough one. Bad. Alright, so let's go ahead. We've only got two of the people here that you've all heard before. But you know, Blake Jordan, let's go ahead. Let's hear about your fantasy lineups as well. 11:21 The only fantasy lineup you need is you know, we're going to call it Minchew mania here in Jacksonville. You know, five time Rookie of the week. How many minute five time that could have been exaggeration, but uh, no, I don't play much fantasy football. It busy playing real football. You know, as a former NFL tied in I don't like to get out there and play fantasy leagues. No, it's just never want to get into but yeah, good time of year. And also I'm Blake from bourbon er. And thanks for joining us tonight. That's BOURBONR Find me on all the social medias if you haven't heard it 38 times by now. Now you got it. Time to spell it out. 12:03 That new listener out there if you haven't heard it, here it is this Sure Sure. All right, Jordan, go ahead. Sure. This is Jordan from breaking bourbon, one of the three guys friends breaking bourbon. Go to the site for the latest reviews and weekly calendar updates. Find us all the socials and patreon at breaking bourbon. My fantasy lineup is not doing so hot this year. So I think I'm three and four hopefully going to be for for after tonight. We'll see how the Juju does. 12:30 For sure. Alright, so let's go ahead we'll kick it off. Start with our topics. And you know, the first one is, it can't be that, you know, crazy to think about because bourbon really doesn't move a needle or something really doesn't happen without marketing involved. And we kind of look at the way that burden marketing is kind of progressed over the probably the past two to five years. I remember I think was a post that Wade had showed on Facebook just I think it was earlier this year. But I think it was not more than five years ago. There is on Buffalo Trace they used to have like the bourbon babe of the day or the bourbon babe of the month, and you could actually go and vote for women and like bikinis and stuff like that. No way. Yes. Very, very way. Like this is like, very, 13:17 like 2015. It wasn't like talking about 1991 or anything. 13:22 Exactly. So it's actually relatively recent in the whole. Absolutely. And so I guess the one thing that we want to kind of talk about here is like, what else are brands doing to try to navigate their future and kind of change perception of their brand? You know, Buffalo Trace, of course, they stopped doing that. They've got a lot of good stuff on Twitter and Instagram have just like one little one liners are out there. But one of the ones that's kind of really new and comes to my mind is the one that's with wild turkey and Matthew McConaughey. You know, he kind of comes on he talks about, Hey, I'm the creative director of wild turkey and I'm the co founder of Long Branch and he wants to showcase stories of people and The weird thing at least for me is that there's literally no tie or talk about whiskey and the entire thing and it's all about just elevating new people and new ideas and stuff like that and it's called talk Turkey. So I kind of want to push over to you guys like what do you all think? like is this a Is this a pretty like safe move like to be able to spend this much money to have this big a name on something and then not even promote the product, whatever except like, just on text on a YouTube video? 14:30 So I'd never seen it till tonight. Full disclosure, you sent the topics out so I watched it and I was like actually impressed I was like, born in kenya step your game up with like, editing and like, we need a leather bound couch and a cocktail God, may I put that 14:48 on? Yeah, the next the next. payout will make sure we put that in our budget. 14:54 Yeah, come on, keep contributing Patreon. We need we need that leather couch. Just kidding. But I don't know I enjoyed it. The funny thing is that I'm a sucker for inspiring stories like you get told me like a cool entrepreneur, like somebody that's kind of rose from the ashes. And that's what seems to be the theme of all three videos. I enjoy that. But the funny thing is, you see, they don't actually they make the drinks and they sit there the entire time. And I don't think they ever drink them or talk about them or anything. So it's it is kind of odd that it is so focused on that kind of entrepreneurial spirit and not much the whiskey like you would think they would talk about what's in the recipe they're drinking, or what are they doing? I don't know. There's just but but I kind of like it because you have to go to fringe audiences to bring new people in. I mean, if they were to sit around and we would enjoy it if they were sitting around talking about tasting notes or whatever, but we're already customers. So you got to look to the fringe to bring new people in. 15:51 So I think so it was interesting. I was working in the ad industry when they brought on Matthew McConaughey is the creative director right and it was a big deal because they literally made him the Highest Paid creative director in the entire advertising industry when that took place, right. I think that's what they were looking for though I think they were looking for something a little different. And that's why they gave him so much freedom in control and also so much money. I mean, if not, he's just like another celebrity. No offense to Mila Kunis. But if not, you just have like a celebrity walking through a, you know, a Rick house and pouring some bourbon. I think what it's doing is it's, it's people now know, right? Wild Turkey, even if it's just by association is going to be Matthew McConaughey. Just kind of like you see him on TV driving in a nameless SUV, you're probably like, that's a Lincoln commercial, right, just by association of who he is and what he does and the stories he tells. So I think it's a really interesting smart move by wild turkey trying to branch out and being more mainstream and hitting that more mainstream audience than just showing somebody pouring a bottle of whiskey in a distillery or something like that right at tunes in those those people who might not be hardcore bourbon drinkers who might be interested in maybe doing a cocktail or just want to listen to a good story. And before they know it, they're like, Oh, you know, next time I'll try wild turkey cocktail or something. I'll buy a bottle of wild turkey genius move in my part or genius move on their part. I think 17:05 I'll say that this is something that I've been personally involved with bourbon up and season two. There's a lot there's not really a lot of, you know, break down a bourbon discussion. You know, my first guest is the Golden Globe Award winning actor Jeffrey right. And this is kind of the evolution of of where we're going. We're bringing bourbon to the conversation, but it's not necessarily the conversation. And that's what bourbon and beyond is. That's what a lot of these efforts with celebrities is all about. And the fact is, is that we're never going to be able to break down the mash bill to the 35 year old woman shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond as much as I want to do that or try to happen. Exactly 17:52 right kitchen look like they could care less about there 17:57 but they want to drink it. They want To learn about it in a very, you know, minimal way. And if we if we get them to come to that next level, then the next thing you know it, they're watching this podcast, it comes down to that we have to capture the fringe consumer. And that's what all of this is about. So I absolutely applaud wild turkey for spending millions upon millions of dollars to get new people into bourbon. And if track kitchen if you're watching Hello, this is the first time you watch it. So that's, that's awesome. We'll take your food. 18:27 Yes, I think 18:29 it's just about casting a bigger net, you know, you know, you're not going to get everyone but obviously, the wider you cast the net, the more likely people are to get to this level of fandom and in interest in bourbon, so not everybody's going to want to know the mash bills and everything that but that doesn't mean that, you know, next time they're out of the out of bar, they may order a bourbon old fashion instead of you know, vodka soda or whatever, whatever they may be drinking. So I think that's the whole point. No, it was really well done. It was entertaining and you know even as somebody who watches a lot of bourbon stuff, I still watched it and enjoyed it. So 19:07 yeah, I just switched on the cocktail side they like said what the guy was making or what they were drinking or like because like I knew they're drinking old fashioned on the first one but the second or like, is that a bourbon Mojito? Or is that a bourbon? 19:18 What are they doing? 19:19 A little bit of? Yeah. of bourbon. relevant, not relevance. But 19:25 yeah. And yeah, just some, 19:26 like I said, I think that's the only thing where they really missed the ball on is that there is just really no tie into the whiskey in itself. Like I there's never any mention of it. It was just stories of people. I mean, it's it's kind of like one of those things if you think about it's like if somebody was to start, like, let's say that this bourbon podcast, like blew up and then we're like, oh, yeah, we're sponsored by ibuprofen, right? It's just like, there's, you know, we don't really like talk about it, but it's just like, it's just like a big sponsorship. So, and I guess I'll also kind of take a little bit of a devil's advocate role here. And if you think about it, if you are if you are a bourbon consumer, and you look Some of like the previous commercials that had come out on national TV of like Jimmy and Eddie like in the warehouse and, and talking about their product, you kind of feel like oh, like this is homey like this feels like, it feels like something relatable like I know these people. Like I don't relate to a big wave surfer, right. And so that's kind of where I think like, it's cool just to have extra content. And it's also just, in my opinion, it's just social media and YouTube is kind of what is targeted at so trying to figure out exactly like how do you scale this to reach a mass audience? I think is it's a little bit tough to figure out on their end. 20:36 I think we should do a retreat. I don't know if you watched the third one the yoga away or something. We should all take a retreat to one of those cabins in Australia. Every Community Roundtable turkey under addition, 20:48 live on. Yeah, can we get wild turkey to sponsor that i'll i'll be willing to travel with Matthew McConaughey. 20:53 We need to You're the one that gets all these sponsored trips. I don't know. 20:58 I gotta, 20:59 I gotta we gotta Go to the chat here, john Henderson saying that, you know, he's kind of jealous of Matthew McConaughey. I mean, he's kind of like, he's kind of done that, you know, he's kind of like that guy that all dudes kind of, you know want to be in some respects. 21:17 I just like to trying something new right? It's so different that hasn't been done before in bourbon specifically that you know, maybe it doesn't work maybe it does. Maybe it takes off and continues to be a thing for them. But at least they're trying something new first just doing the same old same old. Here's 21:31 kind of my thought on it, too is like why YouTube? So like I, I know, like this business a little bit. And they could have bought time on a network like FYI, or a&e. And I question as to whether or not that would have better traction for them. Then, then YouTube, that's probably my only criticism of the whole thing is the is the vehicle in which they chose 12 21:56 younger new consumers are on YouTube, they're not on you know, those big cable networks everybody's cutting the cord there. You look 22:02 at the statistics for Gen Z. It's ridiculous how much YouTube they consume verse TV and those it's above drinking age now, so they're going after the target. 22:11 There you go. Good market research. And so while we're still on the topic of talking Turkey will actually talk about one of the newest things that kind of hit the TTP that means that it is not officially released. There is no official release statement or anything like that, but I think it makes everybody a little bit happy to see that there's going to be a rare breed rye a barrel proof right out there. And you know, I think I know you know, Fred's kind of ruined Rare Breed for the rest of the nation already in the past few weeks or fuck sake. 22:44 Kind of like having a hard on from again. 22:49 In our blind tasting did I not hate McKenna and I did. And that bottle of wine blind tasting 22:55 awesome. 22:56 I mean, a single barrel should not be accepted into 23:01 Sure, the another 23:03 one on that, actually. So anyway, let's get back to the kind of rare breed rise. So kind of talk about what do you all think? I mean, I don't think anybody's not excited for this. 23:12 No, I mean, I mean fine one bourbon enthusiast who doesn't want a, you know, well, are they calling it barrel proof? I mean, that rare breed always gets me because I know barrel proof isn't technically Well, it's like 112 is 23:25 what the first label is, but it's 23:27 me whatever. You know, it's pretty crazy to think that coming off of the, you know, the Masters keep what was the Masters keeper I that they did was the name of, I guess, Cornerstone coming up for the cornerstone release that they follow back up, but I guess it makes sense because that one got a lot of, you know, a lot of fanfare, a lot of attraction. So to release this, you know, I feel like that's going to be one of those mainstays on everyone's best value list. You know, whiskeys you should be drinking right now. all that kind of good stuff. So I think it's It's great. I mean, I, I'd love to have more high profile turkey right on the market. 24:05 You know, Eddie first told me about his plans to do like a rare breed right about two years ago. And I think he's been trying to, like break this through, you know, compound a for several years. So I feel like this is one. This is a great win for Eddie Russell. It's going to be an everyday product that's on the market. You know, it'll be distributed nationally. I mean, this is a very, very exciting day for for whiskey geeks because I do think you'll be able to find this. 24:35 Well, Eddie son, Bruce, he's like a huge rap fan. Like that's like, he says he's been pushing rap for them for a while. And but Jimmy hates raw, right? Like, her dad 24:45 just doesn't like it. He Well, he they he comes from that old mold of like, you know, you know, Pennsylvania was was right country and Maryland. And in Ryan was for blending is coming from that region. So He's very much a bourbon man. 25:02 Well, I mean, I, like I said, I think everybody's kind of excited for having some wild turkey barrel proof expressions that are out there. And I think Blake really kind of said it here is that if you can put this into the value category, many people are going to be, you know, kind of driving towards it. I mean, it's it hopefully just doesn't go the way of values of like Elmer TV and well, or 12 and stuff like that. Which it certainly could be if it comes out in a smaller release cycle or something like that. But to this day, we haven't seen anything from Rare Breed not making its way on the shelves until about a month ago. 25:36 It'll be interesting because, you know, you'll, you can find wild turkey and other variants. Left and Right, but sometimes it's hard to find the right especially especially on the shelf, at least, you know, traveling around looking for it. So hopefully it's a little more accessible. But I think like anything else, not like anything else, but I think like everyone else rise become really hot. Right? You just saw heaven hill with Elijah Craig ride coming out. I think you've been noticing that over the years so I think it's a great thing or a revival. And just more options for folks and I'm super excited for it is going to be super tasty. 26:09 And you know, it's it's actually a category that has a broad reaching flavors. I mean, there's a lot of people who don't like dad's hat right out of Pennsylvania. 26:20 God 26:23 let me tell you this cork in this Rubble, yo, Jordan, 26:30 can you get any closer to the microphone? Sorry, guys, Jordan had 26:38 where was I? Oh, broad region. There's a lot of different flavor variants when it comes to rhyme, you know, because it the grain comes through even after the barrel so the higher they go, the more flavor that comes out, you know, from that particular grain and the distillation technique, I think can sway the flavor of rice so much more than bourbon and plus is very hard to ferment. So when you ferment right foams up, and there's a lot of people who will add enzymes to it and enzymes will have a big impact on the flavor. So that's why you can taste some like, you know, morality or some Flintstone vitamins because they're pounding it with, with enzymes. So I think we have an incredible next 20 years of new rye whiskeys coming out. And I just I can't wait to taste them all. 27:25 I'm glad you said that about the rye how it kind of bubbles up. I remember Ryan, I don't know if you were there. But we were in new riff. And we were doing a tour and they were doing a batch of rye. And I mean, it was just overflowing just like pouring out of the fermented tank. And they're just sitting there the hose just spraying it for hours because I mean, it just kept on just bubbling out. And in Jordan, I like how you brought up the Elijah Craig Bry. Now, this only leads to one thing one inevitable thing that's going to happen is that they're gonna they're gonna have to come out with Elijah Craig barrel proof, right? 27:57 Yeah, for sure. And I think that's probably the first thought everyone had when we all read that press release number and solve it is it's not a matter of if it's a matter of one. Right? So. And that's, I mean, I think Elijah Craig Ryan's gonna be hard to get only by the fact that it's starting off in four states, but I'm sure people go gangbusters once they do a barrel proof version of it, right? I'm sure we'll see it. We might see it as much released before we see it full time, but we'll probably see it for sure. 28:26 Yeah, and at $30 I don't think anybody's going to be worried about coughing up that kind of money. But I guess one other thing that will kind of bring up and Blake I'll let you kind of talk about this one. So actually only being available in four states as it starts going out. What do you What's your kind of thought on it? Because I know that there's always a lot of angry people around us that don't get their hands on and they're like, wait, it's in our backyard. Like how can you shame Kentucky like this? 28:51 Yeah, I think that just goes back to the original thing we're talking about with like the Matthew McConaughey videos of you know, they have their market strategies. They have this places they want to hit, they want to come in with something new to try to get that product placement. So it's it's a business strategy. You know, I think it's kind of a continued thing where we see as Fred likes to say, not dancing with the people that brought you but that's that's a part of it overall, you know, I think any of us that are not in one of those states who want a bottle will still find a way to get a bottle. They know the enthusiasts are going to get their bottles, but you know, for the that that borderline whiskey drinker, they want to, you know, try to bring them in with something new and exciting. So it's brand extension and I mean, yes, I don't think it is fair to the guys who've been consistent consistently drinking their stuff supporting them. But at the end of the day, I understand the move. It's it's kind of like that's probably the smart thing in in overall healthier distilleries. 29:55 I will say that it's right now what we are seeing is we are selling Seeing a dynamic diversity in business strategy amongst all these distillers and somehow Kentucky is kind of like the centerpiece, it's it seems to me like those who focus on Kentucky don't focus on something like San Francisco and those who folk, you know, focused on San Francisco, you know, look at like Kentucky is kind of like a third tier market. It's really it really is fascinating from a business perspective. So anyone who's out there who, who like studies like business strategies, you know, long term effects, I would love to see people's opinion on this about what the long term consequences are of like, you know, not focusing on the market that is traditionally so core to a category 30:48 so i think you know, and just from a high level standpoint to right everyone always associates bourbon was Kentucky, right? Oh, it's Kentucky bourbon bourbon comes from Kentucky, etc. And really is the push bourbon has become just more mainstream over the years. I think this is a move to show and make people realize Bourbons and American spirit right? Bourbons for America. bourbon, just not for Kentucky. Right? Wrong or indifferent. Right? By focusing outside of Kentucky. It's kind of a symbol of, yeah, this is this is for everyone. You know, hopefully that releases in Kentucky to eventually. But right now, that's what it's showing. It's just not a Kentucky thing. It's doesn't matter where you are. There's always markets out there and Bourbons for America, just not for Kentucky fans. America Merica. 31:32 And so I guess another question when I keep thinking about this, and I'm like, my gosh, every single year there's press releases. And I'd say there's probably like at least five as a good handful of just like big brand extensions that come out every single year and like how much longer can we can we keep going on like this? I mean, the only people that I know that the lava rye whiskey is four roses like other than that, like is there anything else that the big guys can possibly do to keep making brand extensions or we've got to hit it 32:04 we got to hit a plateau at some point blends at straits blends of bourbon and rum like for for two disunion 32:13 malts. 32:14 Now, can we get a whiskey finishing and mead barrels? Maybe but you 32:22 gotta think about it from from like a hardcore consumer perspective sure I mean it makes sense to kind of like maybe test the waters and put some of those out there but from a from something that's like a viable sort of thing like I don't ever imagine seeing heaven Hill coming out like we've got this new brand extension called heaven Hill. I don't know what mixed ninja ninja Blender mix right you know whatever it's going to be and they do a bourbon and whiskey and a rum in it and they think like oh yeah, like people gonna go crazy. Oh, well, they did come out with hypnotic 32:53 Kenny. True. 32:58 So I mean that one 32:59 yeah. I mean, that's, I don't know, the thing is we think that they are thinking about us which like in your in the chat, you said we are the 1%. And they could care less, you know, they're just trying to they're just trying to like, you know, just like you said, find those niches and keep extending the brands. I mean, they could care less about what we think about it. 33:21 I disagree with that with me. We we had that topic a couple weeks ago are like do barbican's or do the distilleries care about the bourbon consumer. I just think they're trying to find untapped you know, avenues and the one thing they're doing is a vault in this you gotta remember they're pulling back on flavored whiskey you're seeing some companies like jack is really doubling down but you don't see a lot of these distilleries you know, push forward flavor whiskey. 10 years ago, flavored whiskey was all the rage, it was all the rage, and now it's, it's hardly even talked about, 33:56 far less red stags and many Bourbons and All that on the market now that's for sure. 34:02 Well, I mean they're still there. They just don't talk about them or advertise them or do anything I just 34:06 drink whenever I'm partying with Kid Rock and you know the bands. 34:11 It's always good to have backstage patches with Blake. 34:15 The thing is, as you actually don't need them, you just walk back and go where you're going. 34:20 You don't need the past just yeah, look, I'm sorry. No, I got the black band. I'm good. Let me Sorry, it's only Blue Man, sir. Alright, so let's kind of move on to the next topic here. And I guess it kind of flows in with it because you know, we we talked about on bourbon kind of being undervalued on this podcast all the time. And so this next topic was actually really kind of spawned from Campbeltown and a recent Facebook post where he wrote to us, he said, Fred, I'm glad you reraise the topic that I commented back on from Episode 222. And in my opinion, bourbon is not in has never been undervalued, underrated at time, sure, but not undervalued. I never use a comparison of bourbon to scotch as grounds to argue because Gas prices are just out of control full stop. Now if bourbon producers are making healthy profits and their employees are happy than the various suggested retail prices are fine right where they are, or used to be in some cases, so if influential folks like you Jen's continued to say bourbon is undervalued, then the producers will continue to respond accordingly. Hell they already have the inevitable result we consumers are going to pay the price literally. So first part of that is a yay or nay. Whoever wants to take it who thinks here bourbon has been under are overvalued in its category and why? 35:35 I'll go first. 35:38 The People's champion the people's channel, 35:41 so I will say certain brand extensions are undervalued, such as like the antique well a retail value like the antique collection, you know, limited releases, yes, like hyper age stuff is undervalued compared to scotch, but your everyday brands like they are valued credit. Lee or a barrel of bourbon calls 400 frickin dollars to make, and that even less for like the big boys. And so when you get 200 plus bottles out of it at a four to six year, seven year range, I mean, and you're selling it for 30 $40 apiece, you know, they're making plenty of money. So I don't want to hear about it's undervalued, it's yes, some of the higher age limited really stuff is undervalued. But your everyday brands, like we talked about with heaven Hill ball and bond, it's priced right or I think it's overpriced now, but that's just me. 36:35 No, I agree with that. Ryan and I think you know, so limited releases aside, right, which what will take out of it? Because I think no matter what industry and eliminate release is going to hold more value no matter where you are. Right? We I think we're also skewed in our thought perception of how much bourbon should cost what we're willing to spend on a bottle but you have to realize especially I don't know about you guys, but you're talking to somebody outside of the bourbon industry, right who's not a super enthusiast and you start talking about bottle price. And they start looking at you like you have four heads and you're like, Oh, yeah, 30 $40 that's, you know, that's really a great value for a bottle of bourbon that's really cheap. And to them, that's a lot of money for to spend on alcohol. Right? That's not what the normal consumer does. It's just they play down. So for a lot of brands out there, yeah, you know, there might be some that are good values, right for good value to the flavor ratio, but there's some that are that are probably overpriced, like Ryan touched on to, I think you need to you know, I think we look at stuff through through rose colored glasses a lot, and putting us in just the average average Middle America consumer shoes, and looking at the prices on the shelves when you're going out. Yeah, it's probably just right where the value should be. Right. I don't think it's undervalued for a lot of stuff. If anything, some of the new ones are touching on the line of being overpriced. Yeah, I 37:46 think it here we kind of got to define the what what do we mean by under an overvalued the way I look at it is, you know, kind of, to go back to economics classes of price elasticity of you know, how How much people are will the demand still be there based on the increase in price? from that aspect? Yeah, because they keep raising prices and the demand still there. So of course, they're going to keep raising prices. You know, I'm sure they every distillery listens to this podcast and takes their cues from us on how they should price it. But at the end of the day, what they're looking at, is it are people still buying it off the shelf for you know, are the orders still coming in? No matter when we raise the prices? If we come out with a new release? Is that still flying off the shelves? That's all they're really looking at. So, you know, under overvalued is is kind of irrelevant from the in their minds of just will the demand stay the same if we increase the prices, whether that's $1 whether that's $10 and what it's proved, you know, been proven over the last few years is bourbon consumers are willing to spend a lot more on good bourbon. That's not great for bourbon consumers because now we have to spend a lot more on good bourbon But there's still a lot. And I shouldn't say good bourbon, I should say, you know, these different releases. Because I think we all know there's plenty of good bourbon out there. But yeah, it's, you know, whether it's under over that's kind of irrelevant. I mean, we've all seen the $20 bottles that can win blind tastings. And we've all had thousand dollar bottles 39:20 that tasted terrible. So, yeah, I think when you compare bourbon to other spirits, or you know, like wine or beer, other things, like I think it's a great value even at higher prices, like, because with wine, you could spend 10 so even on an hour, you know, 10 $20 for an average bottle, you're only getting four drinks out of that, whereas you spend 2030, your, you know, on a bottle of bourbon, like, depending on how 39:47 how healthy your pores are, 39:49 say 20, you know, drinks out of that. So with that, you know, in mind it maybe, 39:54 you know, it's a good value compared to let me let me just say we're not we're not actually Talking about the bourbon. We are talking about paying for the marketing. So the higher you go up in price and spirits, you are paying for marketing. That's why the heaven Hill bottled in Bond was so important to us is that that six year old bourbon had zero marketing behind it. And now you see when it's released, you see what marketing costs and what the development of a brand is. Marketing is everything in the spirits business, it's 75% of the cost of outside of the taxes is marketing. And when you take a look at vodka, you can look at the sign right behind me there what I think about vodka. Vodka is 100% marketing. It's coming off the still the re distilling it. I mean, they're putting it in the bottle, you know, maybe there's $2 and cost for the liquid, maybe $5. Let's say they're just selling at 100 times and it's all about the packaging. It's all about the marketing they put behind it the celebrity so every layer that you add to includes You, you're paying more for that. So if we didn't have marketing, and we were going back to a time when you were just going and brokering based off of the flavor profile and what an essay or said on how good the bourbon was, then you know, we would be having a very different conversation. Now, I am really glad that the original comments are on that said, Don't compare scotch to bourbon. I'm even guilty of this. But we should not be comparing bourbon to scotch. What we should be doing is just analyzing bourbon. We don't need to compare it to scotch scotch is a different beast. They've got bottles selling for $1.6 million. And they like to kind of flop that around everybody, but then they still have monkey shoulder. So I really do think we have to take a step back for a second. And just look at this for what it is, is that the higher we go up in price, the more marketing we're paying for it and the higher we go up Price, the better the liquid the distillers put into the bottle. So it's going to keep happening. There's nothing that we can really do about it. But I would say that if you find a value brand that you really like, support it. 42:16 Fred, do we need that million dollar bottle for bourbon to kind of push that envelope? As the saying goes, Portland is weird. Perhaps it's something in the water. It turns out that there might be some truth to that. The Oregon capitals primary water source is supplied by the bowl run watershed. It's also the key ingredient in one of the city's most popular watering holes, Bull Run distillery, the boulder and watershed is a very unique water source. It's protected by an act of Congress back in the 1870s. And the city's fathers got their hands on a beautiful lake up in the Cascade Mountains. 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We were you know, you know Pappy is sold for $15,000 at auction. You know, I there is a bottle that went for $100,000 once it was the Parkers unity bottle, but that was for a special cause and had everyone's you know, whiskey poured into it. So, you know, it would have to be the right bottle and have to be the right option. And the problem with bourbon is is that The new charred oak keeps it from really reaching the level that the Chinese and the other billionaires in the world are comparing it to scotch. Even us even we are comparing bourbon discussion a continual basis and so just imagine what the people with money in the private jets are doing. You know, so they're they're looking at they're looking at bourbon and thinking that $15,000 for a Pappy Van Winkle at auction is is a value you know, we're not thinking that but you know that's that's what it comes down to is the people with money will always look for what is scarce what is rare, and what no one else in the world can get. 45:47 We do have the thousand dollar Mint Julep by God. 45:53 And it still tastes like ass. 45:56 I think we got kind of like One more. One more question. Kind of kind of tailor on the thread that I'll let you go Jordan, because I don't know if I still got your answer there. If If you think bourbon is at a level playing field or if Do you think it's actually undervalued or overvalued? 46:11 Do I think bourbon is undervalued? I got you, 46:15 I get you to tiptoe around it now. Now, the hard questions. 46:18 No, no, I don't think it's undervalued. I think it's right where it probably should be. I think if you're in the business of bourbon and you own a brand, or a distillery, then yeah, you think it's undervalued and you want to you want to make more money off of it but from my perspective, as a consumer because I do buy the majority of the bourbon I have I do get media samples but I spent a lot of money on bourbon and I will tell you that I won't spin secondary prices on a lot of bottles to include, you know the Pappy Van Winkle of the world. I what I will spend crazy money on It's something that was made prior to 1962. So I don't think bourbon is undervalued. I think we're we're on the verge of you know jumping up too much and pricing. When you see the Buffalo Trace antique collection, and a lot of these other really like the four roses to me the four roses limited edition small batch is my gauge for limited edition Bourbons because that their releases year in and year out have been so good. And I would put any release of the four roses limit edition small batch up against any any other distilleries whiskey to me, so that is that's the bourbon I always look to when it goes up to $1,000 and we've got a problem mixers, 47:51 we got a ways to go then. 47:52 Then we do it. We do have a ways to go mixers. They went ahead and Look at looked at the secondary market and saw what people are doing there. And they price their their celebration, which is fantastic. It's great whiskey, they price it at $5,000 XRP. And so you will see that sitting around so i think i think there is a limit right now for what people are willing to spend at least publicly and for American whiskey, but I don't I don't think it's undervalued. I think it's about right on the verge of going to Hi, Jordan, what were you going to know I 48:36 was going to say going back really quick to not the million dollar bottle of bourbon but more towards you know, don't get me wrong American distillers if they can and they can push into that higher price range they will and you notice them pulling a page out of the scotch playbook to write double Eagle rare sure it's a value. a one off special bourbon, but it's also a super expensive glass bottle right the Woodford bankrupt battle being sold and customs or duty free shops. Only Right, bourbon is going to keep trying to do that. And you have to remember a lot of really expensive scotch, what you're paying for is a really legit crystal to cancer that that in and of itself is a ton of money. Right? So if they can tap that market Don't get me wrong distillers will if they find the trick, they will start doing that. And they will readily do that too, because no one wants to leave money on the table. 49:17 And so there's there's kind of like one one of the things that was kind of on the trail end of this quote was influential folks, like you continue to say that bourbon is undervalued and the producers will continue to respond accordingly. So Blake, we're all looking at you. What do you think? 49:34 It says influencer. 49:37 mean, do you think do you think we're the problem? Sometimes when we say stuff like this? 49:41 No, no, because I mean, there's a whole culture around bourbon that's that's pushing it forward and all these different releases and you see, some get hot and spike and then others that kind of fall off but I think that's just a part of it. You know, that's part of the bourbon culture and kind of what was a big part of the Facebook groups. So maybe we won't see that anymore. But yeah, that's, you know, it's just obviously nobody wants to pay more for these products. But at the same time, it's kind of like, you know, going back to the trading cards if something gets hot, and everyone all of a sudden wants it. And that's just what happens when there's more demand. So, absolutely. 50:22 So let's go ahead and kind of move on to the next subject. You know, as we start talking about value and everything like that, we got to look at just the greater market of what's happening here with inside of just American whiskey and there is a new report coming out from research and markets. com. That is saying that the overall whiskey market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.9% from 2019 to reach 16.8 billion by 2025. And this focuses on bourbon, Tennessee and rye whiskey. So the growth of this particular market and American whiskey is mainly attributed to the grown to For premium American whiskeys and a rising number of super premium and ultra premium brands, rapid urbanization across the globe and fast growing cocktail market. So Fred, you know, you're the one that kind of wanted to talk about this a little bit, because I think that you want to stress a point about, like how important this research is to really expanding just American whiskey in general. So go ahead and talk kind of talk about it. 51:23 So I've been I've been a journalist in some capacity since basically 1994. And research and reports is one of those. One of those are not research report. Research and markets is one of those kind of like destinations, for journalists where they get data. And it's also where people like hedge fund managers, multi billionaires, all those types of people get reports and they spent they will seriously spend up to $5,000 for you know, particular research data before they put, you know a million or two in an industry, whether it's stock or it's actually on mainstream. And so for the fact that this came from that particular portal tells me that American whiskey is getting eyeballed at a very high rate from people with money. And when you have more investments coming into it, that means we're going to start seeing more now I do know, quite a few billionaires who are entering the market, there are more celebrities coming on board, they're more musicians. Everyone is looking to get into either bourbon, or tequila, tequila as it is it is another spirit that's kind of on that same trajectory as American whiskey. So the fact that it's coming from there tells me that this is such a this is so big from a future like investment perspective and tells me that that bubble is very very far from from bursting, especially if you follow those who basically write checks for a living. Yeah, very good. Look at reports you just drive down Bardstown road, and every frickin few months heaven Hill puts up another 50,000 barrel warehouse. There's like 10 of them now, like two years ago, there was one and now there's like 10 Well, we've known that right. But I mean, the people on Wall Street, this is still just kind of been a little bit of a fancy on the side now in their eyes. American whiskey has proven themselves worthy of their investment and their money. And I, you know, and I also don't know if it's too late for someone to enter the game at a at a high level from a distillery perspective, but I gotta look at this from from a business aspect and it looks very positive and it goes back to that is it under valued? Well, I don't know if I think this more the more distilleries you get in there, I think it will actually keep it in that non undervalued category 54:10 for it. I got a question for you. So, a lot of distillers I talked to they say that we're still like 30%, where we're only like 60 to 70% of the stocks that we had in the 60s are, you know, in the 50s, or 60s? That's correct. That's correct. And, obviously, they keep saying, you know, the population is grown. You know, there's more people in the world. So bourbon still got this much more room to grow. But there's still a lot of competition, you know, like you said, from tequila from wines from beers from cannabis and stuff. So, so, so is that true for? 54:44 Yeah, we're still we're still a ways off from where we used to be. I mean, we're just now kind of getting to the numbers that where we were at some point the 70s but you go into like 58 to 1966 and there was far more bourbon that was being put But also you have to remember that there was not a lot of scotch in the market and so the scotch that was in the market was like was blends like you didn't see like a growth of single malt until the 1960s. So everybody was buying, you know, the people who had the money back then were buying bonded bourbon bottled in bond. But what happened was vodka comes on the scene, and this really is why I hate vodka, everybody, because vodka comes on the scene and starts pushing, you know, bourbon over here with kind of the new crowd. And the bourbon distillers tried to react to that. And what what did they do? They lowered their proofs instead of focusing on quality. They tried to like lower their quality to compete with vodka and orange juice. So it was a big mistake of theirs. And the scotch whiskey distillers seize the moment so did cognac. And so you started seeing all of this single malt and a lot more brandies kind of come on the market and take away that market share. That bourbon has So that is, that's a little bit as to why bourbon started to fall. But at the same time, bourbon right now is on the verge of coming back. But you have to have more investment in here, you probably need, you probably need about two or three more juggernaut distillers to really get back to where we were. I mean, huge said about this report coming out. I mean, I'm looking at the website right now. So to get your hands on this particular copy that talks about this, this forecast of 2025, it's going to cost you around 30 $500, if not more to actually get your hands on it, right. Like that's a that's a pretty substantial amount of money to pay for something like this. So I think there definitely is some validity to what you're saying in regards of the types of people that are reading this are the ones that have that type of money to burn that are investing into distilleries are investing in startups or, you know, buying out other companies or anything like that. So there's definitely something to kind of see about how big this market is growing is just from an investor standpoint. 56:59 Yeah. I mean, we've had investors on the show before, right? I mean, we talked about building Rick houses and all that sort of stuff too. So there's there's definitely room here for more things to come in from other markets and other people, for new entrants into it. It's just not going to be the big boys and the large companies that might be having this kind of stuff forever. But you know, Blake, you're, you're kind of in the financial side. I mean, like, when you when you look at this sort of stuff, is there anything that kind of like, raise your head that might think it might be a little weird or kind of off or anything like that? Well, no, I mean, I 57:30 think just, you know, kind of to Fred's point of more juggernaut juggernauts coming into the playing field is you see people like Bardstown bourbon company, wilderness trail others and on with some serious capacity to make bourbon and you know, that's got to go somewhere. They're not all contract distilling, even though a lot of them are but there's a lot more bourbon being made, you know, Jordan and I took a tour of wilderness trail and I believe I'll find my notes, but it was something like 230 barrels a day. I was there, too. Yeah. 58:01 3252 30 to 50 left 58:04 Ryan in the I was hobbling 58:07 too slow on that on one leg but yeah, so it was like 232 to 50 barrels a day. So there's a lot you know, it just, there's you don't make those kind of decisions on blind faith, I would assume you know so I assume there's market research and all that kind of stuff going into this to say hey look Wait, this is where the industry is go growing and you know, as I think it was in the show notes earlier millennials or whatever generation we are buying more because we're like sitting home drinking with our kids all night. 58:39 I got a question for everyone. So there's a lot of investor people may or may not know this, you can be an investor, say like Bardstown bourbon company or wellness try you can buy like a lot of bourbon, because there's a role in Kentucky it as they age a year and a day. And so a lot of investors go and buy a 600,000 barrels at a time but at age for you Here in a day pay X amount after it ages a year a day, it's immediately double work double, because it's called Kentucky bourbon. Now, do you think if that rule wasn't in place people would even be interested in investing in that? Well, I mean, that's is that an open 59:13 question? Well, 59:16 you know, because it really becomes a securities market at that point. And you know, if you have the money you have the right connections, why would you not do something if you can double your money on something after a year day that that's 59:32 that would have to be a whole rule change of the way I look at it? I'm like, I'm like sure. It makes sense. Like if I was to just be in the contract bourbon business, I definitely do that if they change it to say like, as soon as it's still here and put the barrel here you go Kentucky bourbon and shipped wherever you want to go like that. That's like, full stop, like next day, like I'm putting all my money to do something like that. Now, if they said like, oh, it has to be aged there for the entire time and still it's bottled, then it gets a little bit different. So I think there is that rule. kind of gives a little bit of flexibility and what you want to do but, you know, a year, isn't that long to wait on an investment sometimes. 1:00:07 I don't know. That's, I think that's an interesting question, Ryan. One that a cynical person might ask. And I go when it comes to bourbon brands and money and investors, yeah, it's true. That And that, my friend is why you're the people's champion. And I you know, I know a lot of the people who have done something like that, and after that year has happened, they've doubled down or they've increased You know, there's something about that law it has actually lowered a lot of people in and kept a lot of people away from Indiana. And Tennessee. One of the things that no one really wants to talk about, is MTP is kind of emerging. You know, they they've really hurt themselves in Kentucky. Kind of rallied rallied around and blockchains them out while Tennessee comes on board and starts plucking people off to on the source whiskey market. So in MTP is though is the one distiller. When we look at the big distilleries right now, that's really kind of hurting from a, from a futuristic perspective, because other than those old stocks, no one's really calling them. 1:01:22 And I think that's partly because you have so many more distilleries coming online in Kentucky it's like hey, if you're buying younger stock, what would you rather it say on the bottle? You know, Kentucky straight bourbon, or India or Indiana? That's, you know, I wonder if maybe that TTP rule change what would a change something about that? 1:01:45 For sure. Alright, so we're getting we're running towards the top of the hour here and I kind of want to finish with with one last one one because it's still timely. We had talked about it at least I talked about in the opening of one of the podcasts here recently, and that's travel leisure they came out kind of broke the article, but now more media outlets are picking it. up, and that is that you can rent Jim beam's historic Kentucky home on Airbnb. Now this was right on the Jim Beam property. And you can still book stays for the rest of 2019. Or it might have been sold out by now and start looking for 2020. But each day is priced at a mere $23 a night, which marks the same price as a bottle of Jim Beam black bourbon, the only catches that used to be everyone in the house has to be 21 years or older. So is this fun? Or is this a bad decision? Because this the way I look at it is that when people ask Ryan and I about Hey, where do we stay? We're going to the bourbon trail and I'm like Louisville, you come to level and then they're like what we're saying in Bardstown I go, I'm gonna put cc on Ryan Ryan, go ahead and spit out your three or four places, right? Because you know, in mobile, you've got in mobile, you got you got Airb

Marketing Swipe File
This Episode Will Help You Be More Creative In 30 Minutes (From The Seeking Wisdom Vault)

Marketing Swipe File

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2019 36:34


Creativity – you're either born with it or you're not. Right? Wrong. In this #throwback episode, DG sits down with Allen Gannett, hot on the heels of the release of his book new book "The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time." Together, Allen and DG unpack the lessons in the book (buckle up, it features interviews with over 25 creative geniuses, from the Broadway team behind Dear Evan Hansen, to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin star chefs). Plus, Allen walks DG through the four laws of creative success and the common patterns behind creative achievement (so you can steal them for the next thing you're working on).

But, How? A Podcast to Help You Bring Your Dreams to Life
How to Get Started as an Entrepreneur

But, How? A Podcast to Help You Bring Your Dreams to Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2019 18:09


One day... Tomorrow... The perfect time... They're all great times to start your business - Right? Wrong. If you're stalling to start your business - this episode is for you! I break down why you need to get started NOW for the Universe to help you co-create that entrepreneurial dream within your heart and soul so you can make the impact and profit you dream of.

BnA Sports Podcast
Baker Mayfield's Perfect Comparison, NFL Injuries, and NFL Defenses Ranked (BnA Sports Podcast Ep. 9)

BnA Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2019 71:17


In this episode, we discuss some problems with the NHL since it begins in a week. We also continue the NFL division rankings by ranking the top defenses in the NFL. I also give you insight to where I was right and wrong in my favorite segment along with a more light-heated redo of my NFL predictions for the season. Right/Wrong: 1:04 Updated NFL Predictions 10:41 NFL Defense Rankings: 20:50 Baker Mayfield (Crazy Comparisons): 39:04 Hot TAKE: 47:28 How to FIX the NHL: 54:11 Worst Take 1:01:23 Closing Remarks: 1:04:16

Meaningful Nonsense
75. Chaos with too much Government. Chaos with no Government?

Meaningful Nonsense

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2019 4:44


There is an Election coming up in Canada.....So of course, the posters & banners with the Politicians smug phony smiles have to go up. Right? Wrong. If we looked at each other from a one to one basis instead of by what party one votes for, we would have far more unity than Division. It would be awesome if folks were able to drop their biases & come together. One can Dream. Right? Yes. Some Government is necessary. Too much is Lethal.

MoneyTalk Radio
Student loans: a misunderstood millstone

MoneyTalk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2019 14:16


We all know that clearing debts should be one of your first financial priorities, and that clearing the most expensive debt first should be top of your list. Right? Wrong. Or at least wrong when it comes to student loans. Today we’ll focus on one of the most misunderstood areas of financial life, and why repaying your student loan early could be a big mistake. If you enjoy the show please rate us, share us or leave a comment, wherever you get your podcast.

Reviewing the Points with Chad & Dan
Why not? At This Point, Why Not?

Reviewing the Points with Chad & Dan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2019 79:08


This week’s episode of Reviewing the Points starts with us Reviewing our weeks. Ryan is on the cast this episode! Talk some PGA golf along with the three of us reviewing our favorite sports moments. We discuss the Little League World Series.... sign stealing. Right Wrong or Indifferent? Antonio Brown and helmet gate talk. Dan defends Tom Brady. WTF!?!?! We get Ryan’s thoughts on his Bears and what he expects out of Trubisky this year. A shallow dive into college football. Who’s wins the heisman? When should college players be allowed to go into the NFL? We end the cast with some of our favorite sports anthems/pump up songs. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chad-dan/support

Think Bigger Podcast
Think Bigger Podcast, Episode #12 - Why Do You REALLY Hate Mondays?"

Think Bigger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2019 52:50


Everyone hates Mondays. It's time to start the week and go back to work. Then you have Hump Day, then it's Friday, then freedom! Right? WRONG. In this episode we discuss why people really hate Mondays, and how measuring your life by your work week is the most disastrous thing to do. WE WERE NOT MEANT TO JUST PAY BILLS AND DIE - everyone knows that saying, but what does that mean? If you think your life is measure by your work week, life will pass you by and you'll pay bills and then... well, die. Does the sound of that make you sick? GOOD. Let's talk about it...Please interact and share your thoughts and comments on IG @thebigmikewww.ThinkBiggerProject.comThank you, I appreciate you.

Dad Syndicate
EP.13 - A Navy SEAL's lessons on fatherhood, marriage and being a man.

Dad Syndicate

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2019 59:50


Brian Grogan was a navy Seal for 23 years. On the podcast he shares his journey to becoming part of an elite group of soldiers and how this trained him to face uncertainty with courage, calm and intentionality. One would think that getting through BUDS and rubbing shoulders with some of the toughest men alive would prepare you for marriage and fatherhood and that you would deal with everyday challenges with grace and aplomb. Right? WRONG...Until now... Brian is open and honest about the mistakes he has made, the weaknesses he recognized and how he eventually translated the lessons he learned as a NAVY SEAL to being a good husband and father. Like all of us he has not got it all together. But he is determined to earn his trident every day for his wife, his children, those around him and for himself.

Aural Fixation
Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION

Aural Fixation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2019 56:04


Let us take you back to 2011. Egypt is in revolt. The people of London are rioting. Earthquakes are wreaking havoc in New Zealand and Japan. Amy Winehouse is dead, for christ sake. Life is bleak. But wait – what’s that we can hear in the distance? It’s a girl with a sugary voice. And it sounds like she’s... imploring a boy to... pick up the phone and... give her a call? Oh happy day mama, it’s Carly Rae Jepsen! Come to remind us all that there *is* joy in the world, through the twinned arts of addictive melody and sassy flippance! And so after that, 2011 felt better for a spell. But as quickly as she swooped in, Carly seemed to disappear, destined to be banished forever to the dusty catacombs of early teenies one-hit-wonderdom. Right? Wrong. Flashforward to 2015 and Carly was back with E•MO•TION, a juggernaut of solid-platinum pop. Except this time – she was here, she was queer, and she weren’t goin’ nowheer. From the blaring trumpets of 'Run Away With Me' reminding you of the one that got away, to the rhythm of 'Warm Blood' made to match your throbbing heartbeat, to the multi-layered intricacies of 'Boy Problems', it’s no wonder the album has been so revered by the queer community since its release. And rightly so. But, girl… did you know about E•MO•TION: Side B? Don’t miss this episode's companion playlist on Spotify and please feel free to slide into our DMs on Instagram at @auralfixationpodcast. Your hosts are @drew_down_under and @andrewdoyouthinkyouare.We came across some superb articles by likeminded individuals which inspired this episode. We strongly recommend you read this Stereogum article by James Rettig, "Carly Rae Jepsen's Queer Rennaissance" by Michael Waters and "The Enduring Appeal of Pop Stars Who “Flop”" by Chris Stedman.

The Thriveology Podcast For Thrive Nation

Over 40 million people.  Every year.  That is the number who suffer from insomnia, in the United States alone.  It's just a little "missed sleep," right?  Maybe a little cranky in the morning, but nothing that a cup of coffee can't fix. Right? Wrong. First, insomnia is incredibly frustrating.  When you want to sleep, but can't, it is frustrating.  Especially if everyone else is peacefully slumbering everywhere else in your house! Second, a lack of sleep is detrimental to our mental and physical well-being.  Each year, more studies show how important sleep is.  It is implicated in anxiety and depression.  It is tied to higher rates of accidents.  It contributes to high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, weight gain, and many other chronic issues. Let alone that crankiness that can make the day so hard! In this episode of the Thriveology Podcast, I discuss curing insomnia with Ruth Stern.  After suffering from insomnia for 19 years, Ruth set out to find a solution.  A trained therapist, Ruth turned to an energy psychology technique to help herself to heal from insomnia.  An overnight cure?  Nope.  But it worked.  And has worked for many others. Listen in as Ruth Stern and I discuss curing insomnia. RELATED RESOURCES Your Thriving Body Series Starting And Ending Your Day Right Dealing with Depression and Anxiety Grab Ruth Stern's Healing Your Sleep Now Mini-Training HERE

Live with Purpose Devotional
#164 Character Development

Live with Purpose Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2019 9:56


Okay, so you set your midyear goals and you know what you want to accomplish by the end of this year. Now everything else is easy peasy. Right? Wrong. God’s goal for you is character, not comfort. Whaaaat? What do I mean by that? Well, keep listening because that is exactly what today’s episode is all about. Welcome to Live with Purpose Devotional, where it’s all all about learning to live according to our God-given purpose. I’m your host Nora Ayala Delgado, and this is episode #164.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!https://form.jotform.com/N_Ayala_Delgado/live-with-purpose-devotional-podcasFree Gift: Mindset Makeover Cheat Sheethttps://form.jotform.com/N_Ayala_Delgado/FREE_MINDSET_MAKEOVER_CHEAT_SHEETFree Mindset Makeover Call:https://form.jotform.com/N_Ayala_Delgado/free-mindset-makeover-call JOIN ME FOR A DREAM PLANNING PARTY VIA ZOOM. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE:https://www.facebook.com/events/358205491544168/Make sure to visit and follow my FB page: Live with Purpose @NoraAyalaDelgado, click here:https://www.facebook.com/NoraAyalaDelgado/FB PRIVATE GROUP: Live with Purpose Devotional Insiders Group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1587323444729587/MY OTHER PODCAST, short and sweet, Monday Wisdom: https://www.spreaker.com/user/noraayaladelgado.com/don-t-get-distractedMUSIC SOURCE:Worthy Of Praise - Inspiring | Heartfelt - OurMusicBox.com——————————————

In Between Visits, with Dr. Kristy
On stress: maybe you don't need more time!

In Between Visits, with Dr. Kristy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2019 10:37


If you just had a bit more time then you would feel less stressed. Right? Wrong! What if that is not the case? What if you have been chasing the wrong resource when it comes to wanting a less stressful life? In this episode, I discuss the concept of time versus stress and how these are two very separate influencers that are so often lumped into the same scenario. I will have you reflecting on your own relationship with time and getting curious about the impact stress is having on your time. My ultimate goal with this episode, is for you to walk away feeling empowered with for more space in your life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kristy24/message

BnA Sports Podcast
Top 7 NFL Storylines 2019-20, LeBron James Rant, and NFL MVP Best Value Bets (BnA Sports Podcast Ep. 7)

BnA Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 86:07


Right/Wrong- 1:15 Best Take- 6:10 Top 7 NFL Storylines- 9:43 Truth About Lebron- 24:32 NFL MVP Best Value Bets 2020 - 29:39 pt.2- 53:32 Teams I Trust- 1:03:58 Closing Remarks- 1:16:25

EverydayCPA Podcast | Tax Preparation | Tax Issue Resolution | Business Strategy and Tactics| Business Formation

My name is Kelly Coughlin. I am a CPA and the CEO of EveryDayCPA. And I am a failure. I am a successful accountant…but I am a failure entrepreneur. Today, I could talk to you about my career working for BIG companies…a BIG accounting firm, PWC; a BIG investment firm, Merrill Lynch, and a BIG bank, Lloyds Bank. I’ve had a happy and successful career in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York and London. Or I could talk to you about what we do at EVERYDAYCPA…with our STAR services…I could show you how we use Sun Tzu and Michael Porter from Harvard business school in our business strategy work. And I can show you how we can get the federal and state government to pay about 30% of your costs to start a business. And if you have past tax liabilities and we can get it reduced by over 50%. Or I could show you how we use ACCOUNTING debits and credits as weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION of your competition. And RISK, I could show you how to minimize the risk of contingent loss and risk of audit…I could do all that…But I’m not going to do any of that. What I AM going to do is talk about why I am a failure…or rather why I WAS a failure….in the entrepreneur space. About 15 years ago, I started down the path towards SMALL business startup…how hard could that be…I was educated (CPA and MBA)…I had great BIG company experience. I had some capital. I couldn’t help but succeed. RIGHT? Wrong!!. It was a path to FAILURE!! Eventually, I succeeded. I love the quote from a very successful venture capital guy in Silicon Valley. ”Fail often, so you can succeed sooner.” In 2013, I sold a financial technology company I started in Minneapolis. The financial cost, risk, and rewards were big; but the non-financial costs were even greater and unfortunately VERY difficult to recover. I AM going to talk about why the enormous price that is paid in startups…not financial…but intangible…unhappy shareholders during the failing years…nervous vendors and bankers during lean cash flow quarters…and then the personal stuff…the day to day stuff that causes failed marriages,...poor relationships with children…and unhealthy diet and exercise. These are the true costs. It is helping entrepreneur wann-abe s mitigate these costs that is my sweet spot passion today. It is what I call TNT: Tactics, Need Timing. Based on my experience as a FAILURE, getting TNT right…or wrong…will determine what the true cost will be. Is the cost limited to financial investments and opportunity cost, that is the cost of not doing something else, while you are pursuing this new idea or dream? Or Is the cost fully burdened with the carnage from failed relationships with vendors, spouses, and children coupled with bad health and diet? Tactics Need Timing. What TACTICS will you utilize to implement your plan? How will you incubate your business? Will you outsource to start it or will you do it yourself? Are you going to quit your job or work at night and weekends? Are you going to use your own money or try to get other peoples’ money? NEED assessment is important. Does your market NEED your products or service versus your competitors. Who are your competitors…who are your substitutes? And if you say you don’t have any competitors, you definitely need help. People have millions of places they can spend their money. So, in a sense every product and service on the planet earth is your competition. I referenced Michael Porter earlier. Every business owner and frankly anybody involved in the revenue side of an enterprise should understand Porter’s Five Force Analysis on their business. Porter’s Five Forces are Rivals, Substitutes, Suppliers, Buyers, and New Entrants. These are the five forces that need to be understood before launching a business. And that leads to last one, TIMING. It’s the one most easily controlled and fortunately most important. In 1812 Napoleon had his million-man Grand Armee ready to take on the Russians. Napoleon was a brilliant military strategist…but he made a critical tactical mistake that cost him about 600,000 men’s lives and ultimately some historians say, cost him the war. His TIMING was bad. He launched his march on Moscow way too close to the winter season in Russia and ridiculously cold weather completely harmed his ability to win. Bad timing. In the startup world, it translates into, for example, maybe if your wife is due in six months, don’t leave your job yet to start the deal. Rather, outsource some things and work the deal at night. Tactics Need Timing (TNT) doesn’t NECESSARILY determine whether your path is one of failure or success. Rather, TNT determines how rough the road is…how many people did you hit and hurt along the way…and how happy and healthy you are during the journey and how happy and healthy you are when you finish and arrive. So, today we certainly help all small business owners with STAR services…strategy, tax, accounting and risk management. We have found that many small business owners simply don’t have the financial resources to pay for CFOs, CPAs, and marketing experts…they are expensive…I know this…I sold these expert services while at PWC….and I BOUGHT those services at Lloyds Bank. But WHAT I PERSONALLY REALLY LOVE TO DO is help the entrepreneur family,  with a startup idea they want to monetize; or the entrepreneur who simply wants to STOP working for THE MAN; or the entrepreneur who is retiring and wants to stay in the game, in part frankly because he knows he knows the stats…it is more likely he will die within 24 months if he gets out of the game. Some of you know, I like to box and I like to run 5ks and 10ks. And my performance has waned over the past ten years in these areas. But fortunately, there are a few things that ONLY gets better with age, experience and wisdom. And this is one of them. The clarity that TACTICS NEED TIMING must be considered before launching a business…and getting this right, will determine not only what the easily recoverable financial cost will be…but more importantly, it will determine the personal and relationship cost that no business transaction will ever recover. Thank you for your time.

MDM Electro Radio
MDM Radio #19 con Nemesiz y Calixto

MDM Electro Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2019 59:50


Los Productores mexicanos Nemesiz y Calixto nos presentan sus nuevos sencillos "Right & Wrong" y "Story Of a Violin" respectivamente. Tenemos de invitados sorpresas a Broz Rdz, Loudan y Fasko.

MDM Electro Radio
MDM Radio #19 con Nemesiz y Calixto

MDM Electro Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2019 59:50


Los Productores mexicanos Nemesiz y Calixto nos presentan sus nuevos sencillos "Right & Wrong" y "Story Of a Violin" respectivamente. Tenemos de invitados sorpresas a Broz Rdz, Loudan y Fasko.

BnA Sports Podcast
NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup Prediction Review, and Making Baseball Great Again (BnA Sports Podcast Ep. 5)

BnA Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2019 65:17


This is a biweekly sports series I run on my channel on YouTube "BoardandArrow." It is a collection of prediction, concepts, sports theory, sports betting and any other fun segment I may conceive or get suggested to me. Episodes last at least an hour and consist of 10 unique segments for all to enjoy. Time Stamps: Hot Take (0:41) Right/ Wrong (6:03) Prediction Review (9:56) Best Take (17:23) Worst Take (21:34) NFL Draft Superlatives (24:36) How to Make the MLB Great Again (38:01) Predicting the Next 5 SB Champions (46:07) Closing Remarks (1:01:54) Sources and other links: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/nhl-picks-predictions-2018-19-stanley-cup-odds-winner-eastern-western-conference-champions/xwkwfbloovrp1k40baxp1i4ym https://www.nhltraderumor.com/2018-2019-nhl-regular-season-projections-2019-nhl-playoff-predictions/ https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-standings-predictions-preseason-edition-2019/ Music provided by: bensound.com/

On the Brink with Andi Simon
130: Michael Davis—Cybersecurity: Pushing Defenders Ahead of Attackers

On the Brink with Andi Simon

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2019 31:46


Michael Davis explains why cybersecurity is more urgent than ever! Are you a small business and think cybersecurity is really not a concern for you? The hackers are going to go after the big guys: banks, insurance companies, large retailers, not you. Right? Wrong. Listen in as Michael Davis takes us through the swift evolution of cybercrime and the urgent need for all businesses to stop the attackers before they attack you. You literally can't afford to miss this podcast, it's that important. Listen, learn and share. And be careful out there. If you use the Web, you can be hacked Case study: A chain of pizza stores had its point of sale invaded by malware through which hackers could watch transactions taking place and capture individual customers' information. What was even more lucrative for the hackers was watching the chain's bookkeeper post monies to the company bank account, then redirecting the funds into their own account, stealing $300,000 in a quick minute. Even worse, once they knew the way in, they could blackmail the pizza chain's owner for monthly fees to avoid being hacked again. Welcome to the modern-day version of Jesse James. Cybersecurity: what businesses of all sizes should be concerned about:  Whether you think your installed malware is sufficient, or you feel you need to hire a chief security officer, or you've decided to outsource your security to a professional cybersecurity firm, now is the time to find out more so you can make the right moves for you and your business! Indeed, this podcast is coming at a great time for all of us. Who is Michael Davis?  Michael A. Davis has been educating the global community on the evolution of IT security for several years now. His portfolio of clients includes major corporations such as AT&T, Sears and Exelon, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.  Michael’s early embrace of entrepreneurship earned him a spot on BusinessWeek’s “Top 25 under 25” list, stemming from his launch of IT security consulting firm Savid Technologies, recognized as one of the fastest growing companies of its decade. With a passion for educating others, Michael is a contributing author for the “Hacking Exposed” book series and has become a keynote speaker at conferences and symposiums worldwide.  Most recently, Michael has served as CTO of CounterTack, provider of an endpoint security platform delivering real-time cyber threat detection and forensics. Michael recognizes, as should all of us, that the cybersecurity battle is moving to the endpoint, and that conventional IT security technologies can’t ultimately protect enterprises. Firms such as CounterTack offer consumers continuous attack monitoring backed by automated threat analysis.  What you can learn from Michael Davis's podcast that you can do today:  One of the reasons I am so anxious to share with you Michael’s podcast is that I have a good friend, a fellow consultant and culture change expert, who recently had her data hacked. She paid a ransom but never got her data back. Has this happened to you? Could it? According to Michael, we're all vulnerable. Here are just a few of Michael's tips from our conversation:  Your iPad, iPhone and Android are engineered to be much less vulnerable to hackers than your Mac or PC. Use them as much as you can to secure your information. The cloud is an excellent way to thwart hackers. Consider shifting from your office servers to Dropbox, Box and other cloud-based services. They are far more secure and have backups to protect you. Instruct your staff not to open phishing or other suspicious emails. There are lots of training programs that can help you create a more secure business environment. Some blogs and podcasts on this subject you might enjoy: AI Is Infiltrating Every Corner of the Business World. Is This A Good Thing? 4 Top Ways Technology Is Transforming Accounting Firms Jared Tate—Creating DigiByte, Cryptocurrency With the Best Speed, Ease and Security Ask Andi—Why Companies Have Got To Change Or They Will Not Thrive Michael Gale—The Digital Transformation Coming to You Additional resources: My book: "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights" Our website: Simon Associates Management Consultants    Download the 1-page synopsis of my book, "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights" here

ITSPmagazine | Technology. Cybersecurity. Society
Unusual Gathering Episode XXVI | With Melanie Ensign and Bennett Cyphers | April 8, 2019

ITSPmagazine | Technology. Cybersecurity. Society

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2019 38:37


Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society Guests Melanie Ensign, Uber | Bennett Cyphers, EFF Hosts Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli Pretend for a moment that you are crushing it on Sunset Blvd. on one of those electric scooters that are all over the place in Los Angeles. You're minding your own business, enjoying yet another sunny day, going wherever you want to go, and nobody needs to know about it. Right? Wrong. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is on the scene. Apparently, they really want to know what you're up to—or at least what your scooter is up to. There’s more to this story though. In this Unusual Gatherings episode, we talk about data collection, anonymization, sharing, re-aggregation, storage and the potential utilization of such data and, of course, what it means in terms of consumers’ privacy and identity as we use those services. We are having this conversation because LADOT is requesting that all the shared scooter companies give them all the data they collect as a condition “sine qua non” if they want to do business on the streets of L.A.. As you can imagine, this requirement to share ride information makes us citizens—regardless of the choice to use those specific types of transportation or not—a little worried for the many ways that our privacy can be affected by this practice. As it goes, we are not the only ones who are concerned: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) didn’t celebrate when they heard of the news—and neither did Uber. In order to understand and consider the vast implications of this news, we invited Melanie Ensign from Uber and Bennet Cyphers from EFF to ride their electric scooters as fast as they could—and as carefully as possible—to meet us at the intersection of IT security and society to have a conversation with us. Soon after our request, they arrived, parked their scooters responsibly, grabbed some coffee, sat down, and had this conversation that goes in our books as: ITSPmagazine’s Unusual Gatherings XXVI: All your trips’ data belong to us — and so does your privacy. Read the full chronicle here https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-unusual-gatherings/unusual-gathering-episode-xxvi __________ Thanks to our episode sponsor, Onapsis. Be sure to visit their directory listing on ITSPmagazine: https://www.itspmagazine.com/company-directory/onapsis __________ For more Unusual Gatherings, please visit: https://www.itspmagazine.com/unusual-gatherings

Music Lessons and Marketing
How to Amaze Your Customers with Shep Hyken | Episode 13

Music Lessons and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 43:01


Congratulations! You made the sale. You're one more student closer to your monthly sales goal.  Mission accomplished! Right? Wrong! The mission has just begun. The mission is to amaze your new customer. To go beyond the expectation. To make them feel valued, important and celebrated.  This is the new battlefield of business.   This is where you and your competition will go head to head. We all teach the same notes, scales and chords. The experience you create beyond the lesson is where real growth happens. The studio that creates the most magical experience is the studio that will capture the minds and hearts of their community.   Pricing Music Lessons The battlefield in the past has been pricing. The one with the cheapest prices becomes the leader. This can work when your product has little value in the eyes of the market. This can work when there’s nothing clearly special about your product other than price. For those who read or listen to Seth Godin-you’ve heard this idea that when lowering prices is your unique selling point that it’s a race to the bottom. The good news for music schools is we’re selling something that is of high value. Youth enrichment. Parents don’t care about music lessons. They care about the enrichment music will bring to their child's life. You are selling something parents value.   Coke is It The battlefield can sometimes be quality but look at the Cola wars. We know who the king of Cola is. Coke! We know who Coke’s arch rival is. Pepsi. Coke clearly tastes better than Pepsi, right? Pepsi is notorious for always beating Coke in taste test. From the perspective of taste and quality Pepsi is the winner. But the Coca Cola brand better captures our hearts and minds and remains the leader in the soft drink industry.  Something else is at play here.   Extreme Moments of Awesomeness  Let’s look at customer experience. Youth enrichment business, music, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, are perfectly placed to go big with customer experience. Music studios have these built in mind blowing, life changing peak experiences. The recital, the concert-these are extreme moments of awesomeness, of self-realization for a child. It’s at moments like this that kids realize or discover what they’re capable of. How much value do you think parents place on that?   A Little Magic But what about everything in between these stand out moments? The weekly routine lessons. The mundane has the potential to be magical. You just have to create these moments for kids.   Hot Buttered Popcorn Danny Thompson creates memorable moments by serving hot buttered popcorn every day in a vintage looking carnival popcorn maker. Take a moment and think back to when you were 8 years old. Imagine what impact the sights, the smells and the taste this popcorn would have on you. I was a guest on Danny’s podcast, Music Lessons Business Academy, and we talked about the old restaurant The Ground Round. No one went there for the food. The food was ok. Everyone went there because they served a bottomless basket of peanuts to every table. You were encouraged by the wait staff to throw the peanut shells on the floor. Kids were allowed to make a mess. It was the best.   Do you think Danny Thompson feels the $50 expense for the popcorn maker was worth it? It’s added to the culture and  customer experience (not to mention customer retention) This is not about music lessons. Something else is at play here.   Status Mike Grande creates magical moments by celebrating his students on social media. What’s so magical about it? The magic is in the feeling of pride he creates for these kids. The magic is in the feeling of pride and relief the kids parents feel when they see their child connecting with music and having a great sense of individuality. The magic is in the new status Mike provides for these kids. This kid on Instagram playing guitar is no longer just a regular kid. He or she is now a musician. Musicians are considered to be special people.  Gifted people. All parents want their child to be special, unique and gifted.   Today's Guest Shep Hyken   Featured Websites Books Written By Shep Dave Simon's Music Enterprise Music Lessons and Marketing   Show Credits Intro music: Dusted by Fojimoto Transition music: Levi Simon      

Revolution 2.0
Salem Witch Trials and Today’s Politics (EP.118)

Revolution 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2019 12:08


Summary What is the similarity between the well-known Salem witch trials and American politics today? Wait, Will, are there any similarities? Are there really things that tie witch trials and our politics together? Yes, several, in fact. I am sure that we all recoil in horror when we think about witch trials; trials that demonized the use of the wrong words, simple accusations treated as proof, being afraid of standing up for the truth for fear of being similarly accused, and the horrific and permanent punishments. We would never do anything like that, right? Right? Wrong. We do things like that everyday, either by being active participants or be standing by and allowing the active ones to get away with it. For the next 10 minutes, we will talk about what American politics and witch trials have in common. Continuing Arthur Miller wrote the timeless play, The Crucible, in 1953. Written during the McCarthy period, the play was focused on showing how human frailties and base human drives in that period, the 50’s, the period where Joe McCarthy held sway, were just another version of the Salem witch trials. The Senator from Wisconsin tossed around unfounded accusations that certain people and classes of people were Communists. Back then, in the middle of the Cold War, being labeled as a “Commie” was as damning as being labeled a witch in the 17th Century. During the McCarthy era, as with the Salem witch trials, lives were destroyed because people and groups of people used accusations for personal and professional gain. Are people using accusations for personal and professional gain today? Are these accusations being used as complete evidence of guilt by the people making them? Are other people afraid to protest these accusations and other actions because they will be treated in the same way? Yes, yes, and yes. But it is far worse today than ever before. Instead of leveraging hatred and fear for personal and political gain gain by using two labels, witches or communists, and then only one at a time, we have now created dozens and scores of categories deemed worthy of vilification. Where once we focused on one group at a time, we now use multiple and intentionally damaging labels simultaneously. “Ist” and “phobe” are popular suffixes, and can be attached to just about anything; sexist and racist, and xenophobe and islamophobe among the most popular. If using a popular accusatory suffix is somehow grammatically awkward, then we can trot out the ever-popular label; victim. For example, if the accuser is poor and wishes to make someone else responsible, accusing that enity of being a povertyist (someone who hates the poor) or succesphobe (someone who hates and crushes others’ success) creates tongue twisters, and removes much of the sting of the accusation. The solution is easy: 1. Claim that you are a victim of poverty, 2. Point out the person or group that made you poor, 3. Demand to be supported financially, and 4, Shout that anyone who disagrees with your agenda is an “ist” or “phobe” of some sort. Facts and accuracy simply get in the way of the objective here. Volume, repetition, passion and selecting the right audiences are all that’s necessary to win the day. Challenge: What is the difference between using labels like “witch” and “communist”, or “racist” and “xenophobe” to gain personal and political advantage? While we are at it, let’s throw in terms like “socialist” and “abortionist.” When those labels are thrown out, the speaker has a certain definition in mind. Let’s examine some of those definitions. We’ll look at different labels, why they are bad, why we think they apply to the accused. Ignoring the word witch as antiquated, let’s get started: Communist. When used as an accusation, it is likely to mean that the accused is a Joseph Stalin or Mao lover, or merely that one wants the government to own and run everything. A person in the 50s might have been a communist as a not-illogica...

ACIM Daily Inspiration with Anthony Gold
In every hurtful thought you hold lies the denial of your true Self

ACIM Daily Inspiration with Anthony Gold

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2019 1:22


Consider this challenging line from A Course in Miracles: “In every hurtful thought you hold lies the denial of your true Self.” My thoughts are simply my musings regarding the world around me. They are private to me and are relatively harmless. Right?WRONG! As we further read in the Course, “Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see.” In fact, the Course goes on to further address this question: “Are thoughts dangerous? To bodies, yes!”There is no such thing as an idle thought. Every thought we have demonstrates a belief system - either that we’re an ego, these bodies are real, and that we (and others) can suffer. Or, the belief that we are spirit, united with everyone, and that these bodies are simply learning vehicles for returning to the oneness we never left.When we hold hurtful thoughts in our mind, we are denying our true Self. And we are denying the same in those for whom we hold such negativity.Observing our thoughts becomes, in the words of Sigmund Freud, the “royal road to the mind” where we can make a different choice and escape all pain.Support the show (https://www.livebeyondtheillusion.com/contribute)

Grow Your Business FAST | The Evil Bald Genius Unleashed
Should you talk about politics + religion in marketing? | DailyBizTips #08

Grow Your Business FAST | The Evil Bald Genius Unleashed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2019 9:17


Some topics are inappropriate to bring up in a business context, especially on a networking site like LinkedIn. Right? Wrong. Why? Because everything affects everything else — and when you get dumbfuck political ideologies like Socialism spilling over into the business world, we all need to sit up and take notice. I explain all in the video. And then, when you’ve realised you really don’t want to go against your true nature, click below and fix a time to talk with me about growing your business. www.growyourbusinessfast.co.uk

GlitchCast
GlitchCast E60: Velvet Buzzsaw Netflix Review, Super Bowl Trailers, And More

GlitchCast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2019 56:27


How exciting was that Super Bowl? Yeah. At least we got a few decent trailers! This week, we review the latest Netflix big hitter: Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by the guy who did Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Russo, and more. A horror movie combined with art satire sounds like something that could work right? RIGHT? Wrong. Bonus coverage: ‘The Batman’ […] The post GlitchCast E60: Velvet Buzzsaw Netflix Review, Super Bowl Trailers, And More appeared first on GlitchUp.

Teach Me, Teacher
#98 Help! How Do I Do Guided Reading!? with Kelli Sanders pt.1

Teach Me, Teacher

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2019 30:37


Hello everyone! Guided reading has been somewhat of a hot button issue for me over the past two years. When guided reading was brought to my middle school last year, I was...reluctant to try it. I mean, I'm a middle school teacher, why should I be doing something that is CLEARLY only for elementary. Right? Wrong. Not only have I had a change of heart about practicing guided reading at the middle school level, but now I'm actively seeking ways to get good at it. If you're in the same boat, or just want to re-engage with the practice, then you're in the right place! To help us, I've brought on one of my favorite educators and people in the world, Kelli Sanders, also known as @sandersinsecond on Instagram. She's such a wonderful person and teacher, and her passion for kids is infectious. She brings her experience and honesty to our talk, and I just love that I get to bring episodes like this to you all. Enjoy! Don’t forget to subscribe and review the show on iTunes!  PS: Want more book love? Check out my episode with Donalyn Miller! 

Creator's Block
Receiving Feedback: How to Separate Appreciation, Coaching and Evaluation

Creator's Block

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2019 33:46


Last week, I enjoyed a couple days in the Connecticut office to immerse myself in an all-day training about World-Class Communication -- led by the one and only Marcus Sheridan.  Every concept covered was so enlightening to me but one that particularly stood out was all about feedback. Marcus referenced one of my favorite books I read in 2018, Radical Candor, and challenged me by asking whether or not I ask for feedback from my team. I sat a little more upright and proudly responded "yes, I ask almost every week." When he followed up his question with "and how often do they give you challenging feedback," I realized it was not very often. On a surface level, you may think that's great! My team doesn't have any issues with the way I coach so I must be the most perfect manager ever. Right? Wrong. The reality is, I don't ask them effective enough questions to warrant them giving me direct feedback. Marcus went on to say that it was not only important for me to receive feedback so I can continue to grow, but that it was just as important for my team to see how I react when receiving feedback so they can continue to grow. Learning how to receive feedback well can be difficult and it wasn't until I started reading Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen that I realized I am not as open to receiving feedback as I thought I was. In today's episode, Marcella and I breakdown the three different types and purposes of feedback and discuss how you can dig deeper to understand the reasoning behind the feedback you're receiving.

Key Radio - Mike and Heather in the Morning
Say What? God Wants Me Rich

Key Radio - Mike and Heather in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2019 29:44


If you're not healthy and rolling in the dough, you must not be loving God the right way. Right? Wrong! Sure, the Bible says the God has "plans for you to prosper," but there's more to the story. You just might find that after hearing more about this verse, you'll find even greater comfort in the words!

Success Unfiltered
Distinguishing Between Persuasion and Manipulation | Coffee is for Closers

Success Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2018 31:49


Distinguishing Between Persuasion and Manipulation | Coffee is for Closers For any profit-oriented sales person, any tactic or technique that leads to the sale is justifiable… RIGHT? WRONG! Who cares if you persuade or manipulate your prospects? THEY DO! It’s easy to fall into the trap of “just trying to get the sale” by telling your prospect that you’re product or service can and will provide them the MOON, even if it’s a lie. Every time I open Facebook or scroll Instagram, I’m bombarded with ads to “buy this” or “download” that. On each of these ads are things like “only 10 spots remaining” or “act now, the price goes up in 1 hour.” Sure, these scarcity tactics get people to buy, but they’re manipulative and inauthentic. And around here we believe that authenticity is key! When it comes to sales you want to persuade prospects to make a decision that’s best for them, not manipulate them. Shameca loves to share with her new prospects what can happen by working with her. She’ll share case studies from previous clients and allow the potential new client to make their own decisions. You want the client to believe that what you can do is possible, because if they don’t believe it, they won’t put the effort in and their success won’t come. Trust us! Authentic persuasion is the way to the heart of your dream clients. On this episode, Shameca and I discussed persuasion vs. manipulation, and how to use it effectively in your business. If you’re over trying to strong arm your clients into a sale and want to start selling with ease, this episode is for you! Shameca shares some of her biggest sales tips to use persuasion in the right way. *** Do you want to learn how to sell without the sleaze? My simple 5-step system will help you boost your confidence during your sales conversations and teach you exactly WHEN to ask for the sale – so you get a YES with confidence and ease! If you’re ready to take the stress out of selling for good, get the FREE 5 step Pitch Queen System now! *** Join me every Saturday Morning with your morning cup of joe or tea for your special Success Unfiltered bonus episodes of Coffee Is For Closers. Each week I’ll share my best sales tips, secrets, and tricks for entrepreneurs to learn sales without the sleaze, so that you can close more deals and serve more people with your product or service! To share your thoughts: Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn To help the show out: Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Connect with The Pitch Queen & Join the others in the Royal Family: Website: https://www.thepitchqueen.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepitchqueen/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepitchqueen/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepitchqueen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleweinstein/   *** Do you want to learn how to sell without the sleaze? My simple 5-step system will help you boost your confidence during your sales conversations and teach you exactly WHEN to ask for the sale – so you get a YES with confidence and easeyes! If you’re ready to take the stress out of selling for good, get the FREE 5 step Pitch Queen System now! Here’s to brewing YOUR Sales Success! Music produced by Deejay-O    www.iamdeejayo.com

Gaudy Stats
Ranking the Top NFL Fantasy Players to Draft for 2019 Waaaaay Early - Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes, Barkley, Spencer Ware! - Gaudy 36

Gaudy Stats

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2018 65:22


In terms of Fantasy Football, it's probably to early to forecast who you should draft at the top spots for 2019, right? RIGHT? WRONG. We detail where we'd draft Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes and more by doing a snake draft to chart our Top 24! Plus, did you see that Anthony Davis 5x5! Ooooooooooo boi!

Crowdfunding Uncut | Kickstarter| Indiegogo | Where Entrepreneurs Get Funded
CFU 118: Avoid THIS Kickstarter Mistake: How To Plan Your Kickstarter Campaign For Maximum Success

Crowdfunding Uncut | Kickstarter| Indiegogo | Where Entrepreneurs Get Funded

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2018 5:25


Dreaming of launching a kickass crowdfunding campaign for your project? There’s one common Kickstarter mistake you need to avoid at all costs. It’s super important that you keep this in mind when researching how to plan your Kickstarter campaign. Let me explain … The key to success on crowdfunding sites is to really understand the mindset of potential backers. That includes knowing when the right time is to launch your campaign. One thing I see over and over again – and in fact I’ve been guilty of it myself – is people often make the common Kickstarter mistake of launching their campaigns in the fourth quarter of the year. On the face of it, it sounds like a good idea, right? With Black Friday and Christmas around the corner, surely that means increased consumer spending and a greater likelihood of reaching your goals? Right? WRONG! The holiday season doesn’t mean more backers. In fact, it’s likely to be the opposite. Here’s why… When considering how to plan your Kickstarter campaign, scratch the surface and work out what’s going on in the minds of your potential backers. Most campaigns, if successful, will take months before the product is manufactured and delivered. Knowing that backers are reluctant to spend their holiday budget on something they may not see for six months. After all, they’ve got more pressing things to spend their money on, like gifts for friends and family! From a marketing perspective, there’s also an increased advertising cost you’ll need to factor in. Around Black Friday, marketing costs can spike to three or four times what they are during offseason. Why? Well, it’s the time of the year where there’s a feeding frenzy of competing advertisers all vying to get eyeballs on their products. All that competition drives costs up! Long story short - avoid making the Q4 Kickstarter mistake. Don’t do it! For more tips and strategies about how to plan your Kickstarter campaign and execute the perfect launch hit the subscribe button and stay up to date with all my videos.

Empowered At Last with Ron Baker
EAL 042: The Dangers of Duality and Opposition

Empowered At Last with Ron Baker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2018 24:24


Good/Bad. Right/Wrong. These symptoms of duality and opposition all breed fear and shame. We live in a world that is riddled with duality and the harmful impact that comes from one side opposing anything that is outside their familiar comfort zones. I have to be "right". Many systems in our world are ruled by fear, shame and defense. In duality, we will never know peace or trust or fulfillment. Let’s find out where it comes from and how we can resolve the harmful impact of duality and opposition.

Keen on Retirement
Are You Getting Your Best Possible Life With Your Money?

Keen on Retirement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2018 33:58


The US economy has experienced some incredible gains over the last 40 years. Our GDP (the size of our economy) has tripled. The S&P 500, when you include reinvested dividends, has risen more than 9,000%. Since the 1980s, average household income in the U.S. has risen by one-third after inflation. Couple all that tremendous economic growth with the huge advancements we’ve made in health care and technology, and it goes without saying that people are much, much happier today than they were a few decades ago. Right? Wrong! According to many surveys and studies, the overall happiness of people in the US has flatlined even as we’ve seen so much improvement in our standard of living and quality of life. The level of financial satisfaction people report has actually dipped a bit, despite the stock market’s long-term upward trajectory. To be sure, media scare tactics and the 24/7 financial news cycle keep folks more on edge about their money than they need to be. But the data also shows that increased return on investment, in and of itself, doesn’t make people happier or their lives more fulfilling. On today’s show, we discuss a new way to think about what your money is really for: improving Return on Life. We also debut a brand-new assessment tool on our homepage, the ROL Index, that you can take. Give it a try – I think the results are going to surprise you!

Every Night Football
Week 2 2018-2019 Season

Every Night Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2018 63:42


Week 1 Right/Wrong, Impact Players, Week 2 Matchups, Boom or Bust, Into the Future, Podcast Team Update, Sleeper of the Week. Email us at enfpodcast@gmail.com with your waiver questions, start'em/sit'em, trade talks, and any other fantasy football questions for a chance to be mentioned on the show.

Cascadia Podcast
11: To Hang the Sheriff: The David Updyke Story Part 2

Cascadia Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2018 58:35


And then Updyke found religion, repented of his sins, and everyone lived happily ever after. Right? Wrong. His wave of terror continued, and he was eventually taken out, the hard way. This is the exciting conclusion of the David C. Updyke story.

But First Coffee ... WAKE UP CALL
Episode 17: You are the center and THAT is the key

But First Coffee ... WAKE UP CALL

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2018 20:49


You need your business to make money & take off so you do business trainings. Right? WRONG! This episode dives into what will ACTUALLY make all the difference. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Lumen
CHANGE & COMMITTMENT

Lumen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2018 135:54


CHANGE AND COMMITMENT: GOING BEYOND GOOD ENOUGH, VALUE, WORTH, RIGHT & WRONG   IN THIS PODCAST: GIVING YOURSELF THE SPACE TO GO THROUGH CHANGE INTROVERSION & EXTROVERSION IT GETS SO BAD WE OPEN UP TO MAKING A CHANGE CLINGING TO SAFETY BUT BEING DEAD INSIDE VULNERABILITY INITIAL STAGES OF MAKING A CHANGE COMMITTMENT WHY MAKE A COMMITMENT THE ISSUES THAT ARISE WHEN WE COMMIT EMPOWERMENT VERSES DISEMPOWERMENT BELIEFS WISDOM METAL ELEMENT & LETTING GO VICTIM-HOOD AND LETTING GO OF BEING A VICTIM BOUNDARIES AND EARTH TAKING RESPONSIBILITY  HEALING MOVING FORWARD BELONGING TO OURSELVES, COMING OUT OF LONELINESS STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN, MYSTERY, AND WILDERNESS   BOOKS I READ FROM:  "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown "Conscious Loving" by Gay Hendricks & Kathlyn Hendricks "Claim Your Power" by Mastin Kipp "The Goddess Oracle" by Amy Sophia Marashinsky "Braving the Wilderness" by Brene Brown "Shadow Yoga" by Shandor Remete

Nebraska Zen Center Dharma Talks

"Right-Wrong 2" is Dosho's second talk during the May 2018 sesshin, beginning with general comments on sesshin, he explores "right" and "wrong" in Zen practice through commentary on Blue Cliff Record 31.

Nebraska Zen Center Dharma Talks

Right Wrong 1 by Nebraska Zen Center

I'm Hella Silly, Joe
015: The Madness that Almost Got Me Caught Up at a Gas Station

I'm Hella Silly, Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2018 9:59


Joe for real, I’ve had some madness happen to me over the years and I’ve gotten myself in some sticky situations. Here’s what happened after I left the bar with a few work friends and found out that I needed gas. Yes. Gas. Just a simple pump and pay. Right? Wrong. Listen to what transpired.

Cato Event Podcast
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

Cato Event Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2018 91:25


Education is important, and the more of it you and everyone else get, the better. More years in school, more college degrees, means a better economy, country, and world for everyone. Right? Wrong, argues Bryan Caplan in a brand new book that challenges almost all the understandable, powerful—but perhaps ultimately damaging—assumptions people make about education. We hope you’ll join us for a lively debate about this assault on education orthodoxy, and the premiere of this new book. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Do Me A Solid
JESSE NOLAN

Do Me A Solid

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2017 59:54


Jake sits down with Jesse Nolan of the band, Caught A Ghost. They discuss his music being used as the Bosch main title theme, what they're loving on TV these days, and a wide array of other good stuff. Jesse also performs his brand new single, "Right & Wrong" live in studio! So sit back and have a listen!

Raising a Powerful Girl
Accurate Thinking: Start here for ultimate success!

Raising a Powerful Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2017 34:59


Self-awareness is defined as “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires.”  When looking at this statement from a business or career perspective,  this sounds rather soft – something relevant if your professional aspirations are to be a psychologist or HR professional, but certainly not as critical as the “hard stuff” like experience, skills or credentials after your name. Right? Wrong!  As a former Critical Care Paramedic turned entrepreneur and leader I have learned that  in the hierarchy of factors most important to career success, self awareness would rank number #1 Our guest for this interview is Gens Johnson. As a Mindset Success Coach her primary focus is helping people learn how to THINK accurately. Gens believes Everything starts in our minds. The quality and success of our lives is directly related to the quality and accuracy of our thoughts. To raise a powerful girl, we must be a powerful women. It is our example that the girls in our lives will follow.  We can "say" anything we want to say but if our actions do not align with what we speak the girls in our lives will not do what we are instructing.They will do what we do. Science has proven this over and over again with multiple studies.

WrestleFania : WWE Wrestling Talk By Two Former Male Models
WrestleFania 38 : Handsome Men Talking WWE Summerslam

WrestleFania : WWE Wrestling Talk By Two Former Male Models

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2017 75:50


It's time for SUMMERSLAM! So because it's the 2nd biggest WWE show of the year - Brandon (@WrestleBrand) and Mike (@WrestleWatcher) obviously got together to talk about the show. Right? Wrong. They both talk about it - but not together. Schedules and lack of trying lead to the boys...er...the MEN - each doing their own recordings talkabout about Summerslam and NXT Takeover Brooklyn! Enjoy the shows! And by that I mean the WWE shows - this one, good luck with... Download MP3Subscribe via iTunesListen on StitcherSubscribe to the WrestleFania RSS FeedFollow @WrestleFaniaPod on Twitter

Thought Cops
Case File 27 with Ron of Big Sword Panel

Thought Cops

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2017 59:11


Lube up your gloves, because it's another episode of Thought Cops! This week, we're once again joined by Deputy Ron of Big Sword Panel, to talk about reclaiming swastikas, fake Twitter conversations, curvy wives, fisting the New York Times, red-pilled grandpas, and manifestos. KA Designs came under fire this week for trying to make the swastika cool again. Needless to say, it didn't happen. You can read some fake news on it here. Then again, what news can you trust anymore? None of it, apparently. That's the lesson we're supposed to learn on Twitter this week, because as sexual assault allegations fly around the gaming community, one brave Twitter user took it into her hands to show you can't trust everything you see, by making a fake DM conversation, and ruining someone's reputation in the process just in case. You can't make an omelette without doxxing a few eggs, right? Its hard not to be cynical in this day and age, with so much rampant negativity in the news. Right? Wrong! One Instagram user took it into his own hands to show that true love exists in all shapes and sizes, namely, the shape and size of his big, curvy wife. He loves her no matter what. And he goes to great lengths to prove this to as many people as he can, as many times as he can, and no amount of publicity is going to stop him! Here's some more fake news on it. Oh yeah, fisting. The New York Times may soon be experiencing that unique feeling of a middle-aged conservative woman's fist in their ass, if the threat is meant to be read literally. Cause it sure as hell sounds like it. I hope you took your red pills this morning because this one's gonna hurt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGa-GoILV9Y And despite anything that exiled google employee James Damore has to say about women, one fictional woman just shattered the glass ceiling- all the way into outer space! And that's why this week, Harry Potter- I mean, Princess Leia from Star Wars gets the key to the city! Never trust your fists, only the Thought Cops can help you.

This Paranormal Life
#022 The Truth Behind the Slenderman

This Paranormal Life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2017 47:39


Everyone knows that Slenderman isn't real... Right? WRONG. Join us as we explore the worlds most infamous creepypasta and discover that even fictional creatures can cause real world horror.

Cider Chat
089: Reusing Oak Barrels for Cider

Cider Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2017 49:51


Find this episode with photos and all archived episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts Subscribe and Listen via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Barrel aging cider is as old as time. Considering that, one would think that it should be pretty straight forward to pour fresh pressed apple juice into a barrel and create a delicious end product.  Right? Wrong! Barrels require preparation and maintenance to make sure that the end product is well balanced. In essence, you are not only managing the cider, but the wood too since both are alive with microorganisms. In this chat we delve into reusing a barrel that was originally charred, then had whiskey added. Brooklyn Distillery the orginaial owner of the 25 gallon barrel sold it to Exhibit A Brewing Company. Matt Steinberg owner and brewer of Exhibit A put an Imperial Stout in the barrel. I purchased the empty barrel from Matt for cider and share with you my long weekend of discovery on preparing the barrel for cider. The goal is to keep the wood staves moist and swollen so once the cider is added it doesn't leak. In addition, funky bacterias like acetobacter and wild yeasts must be kept out so your barrel doesn't begin to smell like vinegar. But How to Set up and Prepare a Used Barrel for Cider? First a warning everyone should heed: If your barrel had spirits avoid using a sulfur stick as it can inflame the residual spirits and make that barrel explosive. Some say add citric acid and SO2. Matt said to rinse the barrel with warm water, empty it, and then wrap in in plastic wrap. I figured this would become an even more inviting environment for those funky bacterias that can really messed up your cider. I decided to add water and SO2. Fingers crossed, as I will be getting back to how the barrel rolls in follow up episodes of Cider Chat. Cool words and Vocabulary you should know Amphora - clay vessels used to hold wine. Made by potters and used by the Egyptions and Romans Kveri - a larger version of the amphora that was placed in the ground and used to make wine. Listen to episode 011-Geoff Richardson | Castle Hill Cider, Virginia Castle Hill makes cider in their onsite Kveris! Too Cool!!! Vinny Nail - Vinny Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing Company is the man behind the nail that brewers put into a barrel and use it to take samples. Mentions in this chat! Eve's Cidery special August deal for Cider Chat listeners Breukelen Distillery Beer and Winemaking Supplies, Inc 057 Eric Bordelet | Normandy, France Part 1 058 Eric Bordelet | Ancient Pears Chay Tour Part 2 087: Cyzer, Mead & Kombucha | ArtBev, MA With Garth Shandyfelt Ask for the following 7 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14 Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35 Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29 Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60 The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56 Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75. Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Follow on twitter @ciderchat Haven't downloaded this chat yet? Here is is again.

Aunty Anxiety | Casual Conversations Around Anxiety, Insecurity, & Self-Awareness

Energy vampires are people in our lives that leave us feeling drained and exhausted. Dealing with them is just part of life and we should be trying harder to reach out. Right? Wrong. When people leave us feeling drained it’s because their energy vampires are in charge of the interaction. Often, our own energy vampires rise to meet them and communication becomes confrontation! The good news is, there are respectful strategies we can employ to make our energy is unavailable to these vamps and to quiet our own internal energy suckers. Strategies that don't require us to try harder or do more than our share of the work. In part 1 of this 3 part series, we break down 15 types of energy vampires that will remind you of people in your life.   Episode transcript:   KD: What I want to talk about today is energy vampires. Energy Vampires are people in our lives that leave us feeling drained and exhausted and one of the reasons why people find themselves unhappy. If you look up on the internet, you get a limited scope of what energy vampires are but I flushed this out to a much greater degree and it ends up being a useful tool for life. This is probably a three or four part series but this is the first episode that is my attempt to flush out what an Energy Vampire is. JB: Is energy vampire your term or a common one? KD: It is a term that floats around; I have not been able to find out where it originated. It is kind of a casual term. Most of what you can see is that don’t be around negative people or with a negative attitude but it's a much more complicated subject that has ever been discussed before.  This story begins about 20 years ago, I was fairly new to Comox, had been living there for about four-five years, had a little kid, so I didn't have a lot of opportunities to make friends. So not a lot of support and no family in the area except for my then husband's parents. I was working but the office I was working in was reminiscent of high school and a queen bee dominated it, so everybody had to say what she said or else we were ostracized and made fun off. Either we were in the clique or you were out in which case your life was made miserable by judgment and people gossiping behind your back, it was toxic. My marriage at that time was devolving and so people who drained me surrounded me in every aspect of my life. Therefore, how I came out of that situation and how I came to be a happy person that I am today started with coming to an understanding that there are two ways that people interact- through collaboration or through competition. I got myself out of this by saying yes to collaboration and learning how to say no to competition. I grew up believing that whenever anything goes wrong, I play a part. I was thought that, not only do I play a part, there are two sides to every story, but there’s something I can do about it. If something is going wrong there’s something I can do to make a difference. So how that got into my head was, if there’s a bully and I was being bullied because I wasn't cool enough or smart enough or athletic enough and if I could make myself better that bully wouldn't bully me. Another example, my elder sister, your mom, I wanted nothing more than to hang out with my two years older sister. She refused to hang out with me under any circumstances because I whined a lot and the truth is I was a whiny little kid. So I believed that if I changed that about myself, my sister would hang out with me. One more example, there was neighboring family who had a toddler, an 18-month-old kid and whenever I went there for a play over, this little guy would make a beeline for me and bite me really hard which would inevitably make me cry and I would run home to my mom and she didn't say that it was my fault that it bit me but she would say things like, "Well could you try staying away from him. Maybe go and tell his mom. Maybe just see if you can go to the corner for a minute and not come home crying." I know that she was trying to help me, but the message that I got was somehow, there was something I could do to change the circumstance. There was just enough truth in all of these things, for me to believe that it was somehow my fault. Does that sound like a story you have from your childhood or is that a story you walked through in life?  JB: Anytime something bad happened, I definitely can relate to that in childhood but I also think that I was almost too hard on myself in those situations or when anything goes bad, I always think what I can do to change it. KD: I am here to tell you or anyone like you out there listening, that this is a trap. It’s not true. If you think about the bully, the bully is picking on me because of whatever is happening in his life. So there’s nothing about me that’s making him bully me. He is a bully because of what is going on in his life. The truth is that, my sister who is one of my best friends now, would not hang out with me no matter what, there’s no way that my two years older sister was ever going to hang out with me. I held no appeal for her. I am not saying that I am bitter but the idea that if I would have changed myself and she would have hung out with me is nonsense, she is two years older, she is trying to hang out with people two years older than her and she was trying to hang out my older brother. Maybe the most insidious one was somehow if I did something the outcome would be different from that little kid biting me. That somehow I was the victim because I did something wrong or I could do something better and it was not true. Who knows why he bit me? Maybe I was tasty.  JB: If another girl was walking home, she would have been bitten too.  KD: She might have, I don't know that and It wasn't about me. So that's the first thing I figured out. The whole thing that there are two sides to every story is not always true. In fact, it's somewhere that we get ourselves completely stuck because we are never looking at what the other person may have done, we are always looking for what did we do wrong. The other piece that was important for me to figure out was that sometimes it is not even just neutral. It is not as if the bully picks on me because I am not cool enough. The bully is invading my life; the little boy is invading my life. I am being raided of my life force. There are people, given the right circumstances, will go in and steal energies, good feelings from people around them.  JB: So there are good intentions, neutral intentions and then bad intentions? KD: Exactly, and we have been trained as a society, especially maybe Canadians, to say "I wonder what my fault is? I played a part too, I should look at myself and make myself a better person" which is great but what it misses is that sometimes it’s not your fault. Sometimes what you need to realize is that person in that situation is sucking you dry and it is all about them and you need to put a stop to it. So they are levels of human interaction, there’s collaboration where we are working together trying to boost each other and trying to generate a better outcome that neither of us could create alone. There is withdrawal, where I am just not interacting with you and then there’s competition, I have played the game of competition, it will be fun when we get to that part of the conversation because I think competition is never healthy in spite of the fact that lots of people think it is. I just think that competition is coming from the wrong place.  JB: So we are going to cover each one of those? KD: We are not going to cover that topic today, today we are going to stay focused on truly coming to understand and identify energy vampires.  JB: I was going to say that I want to hear more about withdrawal but you said that it won’t be covered today.   KD: I think that is going to come in part two. Getting the gist of energy vampires is easier if you could think of someone in your life that drains you. So after you have interacted with them, you may feel exhausted or stressed out. For the rest of people who are listening, I am going through the rest of the list - exhausted, stressed, frustrated, irritated, outraged- my favorite, defensive, inferior, guilty- you could feel like a failure any of those things. So do you have someone in your mind that causes you to feel drained whenever you interact with them? JB: Yes. KD: Perfect. So here are the rules, again for the ones who want to be nice, I am not one of those, you are either come from the kingdom of nice or come from the kingdom of bitch  JB: Those are the only two kingdoms available? KD: Yes, and it's where you come from not the kingdom where you were born or grew up. So nice kingdom people tend to not even have this conversation, because it might be partly their fault, they have all the stories for why they are not going to judge anybody ever. The kingdom of bitch, has a tendency to over-judge, they just write everybody off. Anybody that does not do it their way is just stupid.  JB: There is no mediocre in the middle, I-am-kind-of-a-bitch- but- kind-of- nice-sometimes kingdom that I can sign up for? KD: That's where you want to get to. What we're talking about is when push comes to shove what is your tendency? JB: So you have to choose one, black or white.  KD: Yes, that's where you came from, that's where you naturally fall and I said that I came from kingdom of nice, I didn't. Now that I think of what the question means, I came from the kingdom of bitch. So, the person that you are thinking of could be someone you know really well or could be someone that you don't know at all or not very well. So I have an example here, there’s a women that I have known ever since the kids were little because they went to school together. I have probably talked to her five times in my whole life. She is lovely and a nice person with a good heart. The reason why I only spoke to her only five times is that if I see her in a grocery store, to this day I duck my head, turn and go to another aisle.  My experience when I talk to her is that she’s got a monologue for 45 minutes. She is going to keep talking, she is not going to pick up the social cues to break conversation. Because she drains me even though she is a nice person, I will probably never talk to her in my life. If it's the people you know very well, that could get very contentious but odds are that for such people, you know where the skeletons are hidden. It’s almost easier to find the energy vampire parts of the people that we know well.  JB: I want to ask if there is ever a time where it’s appropriate to drain somebody of their energy, say you go through a tough breakup and you go and talk to your friend and you need to went, that's draining for your friend. Is that appropriate? KD: They are two ways to go and get help from your friend, you can go with the intention of venting, you can have those kinds of conversation where you might think are draining, if you come with the intention of just getting it off your chest, you will not drain your friend. This whole thing is about intention and if the idea of talking to your friend is to say it out loud or get it off your chest or you genuinely like to hear their opinion, all of those things are collaborative and as long as the person is happy to listen to you and you are not demanding something from that person that they are not willing to give then you are fine. If you are going with the intention of making them feel sorry for you or to show them how much of a victim you are, that's exhausting. So do you have someone like that? JB: Yes, 100%  KD: So without giving any clues as to who this person is or how close relationship they have with you, can you describe how they act?  JB: They drain you all the time, they don't stop talking, there’s a lot of ego in there so they are talking with the intention of making you feel that they are good at their job, better than this person or on the flip-side they wanted me to feel sorry for them. It’s never neutral, it's either that they wanted me to sympathize them or wanted to feed their ego.  KD: This is a chronic vampire. This person is in vampire mode full-time.  JB: Since I became familiar with this concept, every time I interact with this person, I feel it. KD: Tell me about the feeling part, because that is the key.  JB: It's mentally draining me, the only word I can think of is draining.  KD: Do you have any sense of where you feel it in your body? You mentioned mentally, so can you feel the energy draining out like thoughts or any other capacity draining out of your brain? JB: I think it would be my head more than anything. KD: Different types of vampires hit us at different places. So one of the types I know for sure is that if I am being dominated or if someone is being aggressive at me, I get a knot in the pit of my stomach, it’s a kind of feeling of powerlessness.  JB: I had a recent experience with that. This was probably about a month ago while coming back from Banff, there was a really drunk person to a point that he almost got arrested, lit a cigarette on the plane and was being absolutely obnoxious the entire flight and I said to Jen after we got off the flight that I was feeling sick.  KD: One of the things that we want to be doing is being aware when energy vampires show up and one of the clues would be where in the body we are feeling this. Sometimes they are draining the creative juices in your brain, sometimes they are trying to soak every heartfelt feeling you have and sometimes it’s the feeling in the pit of your stomach. The Urban Dictionary defines energy vampire as a person who boosts his energy by taking energy from others by means of an argument, belittlement, criticism or other one-sided conversations. My first definition of energy vampires takes away all this and just says, an energy vampire is a person who boosts his energy by taking energy from others.  JB: It's clear as day, also it is cool that you go on Urban Dictionary. You have now solidified your position as my favorite Aunty.  KD: I have a more practical definition, we are being an energy vampire anytime we have an intended outcome for an interaction. So every time we go into any interaction intending a certain outcome, we are an energy vampire because we are trying to control what is going to happen- we are not in collaboration. I have a list of 15 different types of energy vampires and this is not an exhaustive list but it gets close because most people will find the person they are thinking about on the list.  TYPES OF ENERGY VAMPIRES KD: So what I would like to do is to go through the types of energy vampires that we have picked up, have a little bit of discussion of what their intention is like, what energy are they trying to steal and what’s in it for them.  THE ACCOMMODATOR KD: So first one is the accommodator, he is someone who is like "You go ahead. Whatever you want to do. Can I make you a sandwich? Can I get you a stool? We will go to whichever restaurant you want to go to."  JB: The accommodator jumps out to me because I know lots of people like that and I have never really labeled them as an energy vampire.  KD: So, what are they draining? JB: For me, because I feel that they are not being honest, not being straightforward and causing me to put myself in their shoes and to try and figure out what they want.  KD: Exactly and what do you think might be in it for them? JB: Maybe they won't be the nice person. KD: I think, they are after risk-free brownie points. So, they're after you to think they are nice but without having to take any risks to do it, they don't have to show up or contribute. So it’s draining because you are doing all the work and they stay safe and you can’t get them because they are being nice, but meanwhile, they are not contributing anything to the collaboration. THE APOLOGIZER KD: Next one is the Apologizer, "I am really sorry to bother you, I know you are really busy but is it okay if I ask you any question.” That is the apologizer. JB: That’s kind of like me sometimes.  KD: This is the key, we all have strategies, energy vampires strategies to get our needs and to stay safe.  JB: So everybody is an energy vampire in one way or the other at some point.  KD: Yes, so the conversation is what to do about chronic vampires. What to do when we are in the presence of someone who is currently acting as an energy vampire and is not always and what to do when our own energy vampires kick up because they will.  JB: Can you be an energy vampire to yourself? KD: 100%. Especially in the kingdom of nice where people tend to not go and try stealing energy from others, they end up beating themselves up. So the apologizer, you have recognized to be you, how is that draining to me if you are apologizing to me all the time? JB: I am a little bit torn because I am not like that all the time and if I am, it’s probably because I just met somebody. I think I am overly empathetic sometimes, so if I don't know somebody at work and if they are busy and I need help then I will be extra apologetic because I don't like being bothered when I am at work so it stems from empathy. What’s in it for me is that I think I just want them to know that I understand that I am bothering them however this can’t wait.  KD: Why may it be draining for them? JB: If the apologies are over the top then it can be draining because they get the point and it feels like they need to apologize back or reassure that you need not apologize, you are not bothering them. It puts your expectation on them. KD: That is right, it drains them because they are already busy and now you are already asking them to take care of you.  JB: I actually have an example of that. When Jen and I were looking at this apartment, we had to come by a few times to check it out and we were on the fence and our landlord came down on the last minute to show us the place one last time at 8:00 PM and Jen apologized 10 times, even I felt uncomfortable. KD: If we want to be brutally honest about this, the truth is you are interrupting them in the same way you don't like being interrupted. So you made the choice to interrupt them and that's fine, there are many times that people will interrupt you too even though it’s inappropriate. So what you are saying is that you feel uncomfortable doing what you don't like when other people do to you. So you want to pretend that you are not doing it or you want them to tell you that it's okay to have done it. THE BULLDOZER KD: Bulldozer, they drive me crazy. They want to win the day- you get this in business meetings a lot, they say everything they want to say and won't let anybody have any voice. Every time someone says anything, they are just going to say yes but they just keep going because their goal is to win the prize of their idea being the one that gets adopted. Its opposite of collaborative. They suck all the oxygen out of the room.  THE CARETAKER KD: Caretaker, "Can I get you a cup of coffee? Is that seat comfortable? Would you rather have mine? I will go do this for you?" Do you know anybody like that super-takes care of you? JB: How is this different from an accommodator?  KD: An accommodator does whatever you like, is more passive. You make the choices and they are fine with it.  JB: Yes, I have come across people like that.  KD: What do you think they get out of that? JB: I feel like that it is similar to the first one- free brownie points.  KD: I would like to suggest that there is more to that. If I take care of you, you need me. I have a meaning, a purpose.  JB: Where does that stem from? KD: All of this stems from childhood learning. Mothers are caretakers of life and the reason they have value is that the people around them need them. Why can it be draining for the people around them? JB: Because if they do it for you, you feel like you owe them something. KD: And it’s exhausting. I do not want you in my life that much. If I want something, I will ask you. So it's kind of like the Apologizer, you are trying to find ways of helping me to suit you.  THE CONTROLLER KD: Controller, they control every aspect. We are packing to camp, have you thought of this? Did you get this? Did you cancel your work phone? We  are going to stop at 10'o clock and put gas and we are going to go two miles west, we are going to stop for lunch and you are going to order the Sushi and I chicken and we are going to share but we won't have a drink because we have to get back in the car. Does this sound familiar? JB: For me, that is the MVP of the kingdom of bitch and that does sound familiar.  KD: What’s in it for them? Why would somebody want to be the controller? JB: To feel important? KD: Yes, to feel important and to get the credit at the end.  JB: I know somebody like that and to me, massive insecurity is written all over it. KD: Sure, all of these stem from insecurity. Everything that’s not collaborative comes from insecurity.  THE DEFLECTOR KD: Deflector, I am going to ask you a trick question and can you think of anybody that’s like this, because I think there is a very famous one at the moment. The Deflector is someone like, “ I would take the responsibility but it's not my fault. It's not me. Something has gone wrong. The dog ate my homework.” There is always an excuse, this is probably the first one that I really recognized. My experience at work is that these are the only people that I have to fire, ever. What happens is that I will try coaching, I will try threatening, I will try drawing the line in sand, I will do three tries and you are out. I will do everything in my power to reach this person and let them know that they need to correct and change what their performance and despite that, it won’t work because they can’t hear anything. Nothing goes in, it all get’s deflected off. There is no new information for these folks. When I say, you are fired and they go “Well where did that come from?” JB: Sounds like the world’s worst employee.  KD: So can you think of a deflector in the news these days? JB: Head of the country that I live in.   KD: Nothing is that man’s fault ever and nothing new goes in. Drama queen, do you know any drama queens? JB: I think that's the person I have in mind, from the start.  KD: So what does the drama queen look like? JB: Nothing's ever right, nothing is ever okay. There is always something to complain about.  KD: This person that you are thinking about, do they do it in a dramatic way? JB: I am thinking of few different people, some very dramatic. Some not so much it’s kind of passive complaining.  KD: Hang on, cause they are other kinds of energy vampires for that. The drama queen in my mind is someone who sucks all the energy out of the room, they are the most important person in the room. They get all the attention. Not fun to be around because what is in it for you, right. Cause the idea of collaboration is - I pay attention to you, you pay attention to me, we get to join our ideas and our creations together and it feels really good for both of us. THE DUPLICATOR KD: Duplicator, again it’s similar to other ones but it is important to have the differentiation. So the duplicator is -You are wearing pants, I am going to change into my pants too.  JB: That sounds like me sometimes, that example where if we are going out and if I am not dressed nice enough then I have to change my clothes.  KD: Why are you changing your clothes? JB: Because I do not want to be, the odd man out or I don't want to diminish the chances of getting into where we are going. I think it stems from a place of empathy, maybe I am trying to make myself look good but I also do not want to be the cause for screwing the night. KD: So you want to be a chameleon? I got to tell you, based on what I have heard so far, I think you are from the kingdom of nice. Unlike your mother and your Aunt. So why would it be draining for the people around you?  JB: I think that is a fine line. When I am sharing the stories of changing my clothes so I do not screw the night, I think that is a nice gesture, no?  KD: No, from the kingdom of bitch, no. So, you are getting ready and then you change your dress because everyone's dressed better than you. You have now made it so that, if we end up going somewhere and everybody else is dressed in jeans and we are dressed up, it's on me now. So, we are not collaborating on how do we think we should get dressed to this place. So you are saying, “Oh! So you dressed this way, you made this choice so I will match you. So, it’s on you if we don’t get in.” JB: Okay. If it's three or four times that somebody does that then I definitely can see how it can be a nuisance but if it’s a one off thing I struggle to see your point. KD: I know two people like this, I start talking and they echo my words. They say every word I am saying just a split second after I say it as a way of indicating that they thought that too.  JB: Is that the type of person who does not have their own opinion, like a yes man? KD: I don't know if they have their own opinion because they are not sharing it with me and again remember all these things come from insecurity and come from not feeling safe. So their way of feeling safe is to duplicate exactly what I am doing so that they fit and it’s exhausting. I do not want to talk to myself; I want to talk to a person with a different opinion.  JB: Are they doing it to agree with you or are they doing it to get credit for the idea? KD: I think they are mostly doing it to agree with me. I don't think they are trying to steal the idea.  THE INTERROGATOR KD: Interrogator, so it’s a person who asks you what seems like innocuous questions but they are after something. It’s one of the dominating ones, If I get to the weakness that I know you have then I can exploit it. It’s a particularly disturbing one and will definitely be on the list of what everybody thinks up as an energy vampire and yet it’s no different from all the others in its anatomy or where it came from. THE JUDGE KD: Judge, it is very similar to an interrogator but here it could be a very quiet thing. You just sit back and go, I am better than you. That is a nice outfit but those shoes really do not match.  JB: There's another person who is coming to my mind, they are quiet all the time and I worry that they are that judge, however, I know them enough to know that they are not very egotistical and they are shy. So I am just wondering where it comes from. There are two people that I am thinking of, one definitely judging all the time and really has no issues saying it. Then the other person is quiet all the time, just sits back and I feel uncomfortable because I don't know what they are thinking and it feels judge-y but I know them enough to know that they are really not that way.  KD: At the beginning, we said that there’s collaboration, withdrawal and then the competition. So when you are in energy vampire mojo in competition, there’s every chance that this person that you are uncomfortable around is just withdrawn.  THE MARTYR KD: Martyr - I will do it all, I will do all of the dishes, I will clean the entire house, I will do everything you just go ahead. So what’s in it for them?  JB: I would say that you owe them something.  KD: Eventually, they will go for months but ultimately they will use it against you.  THE RAGER KD: Rager, finding things to be outraged about. Truth be told, I have been watching Donald Trump for months, I was obsessed with it for a while. Why? because I get fed so often. My outrage tends to be more distant, it tends to be from T.V, stuff from the news as opposed to outrage about people around me. I don't usually bring into my personal life but it is still damaging, it’s still raging.  JB: I'm a rager when I play basketball.  KD: Why would it be an energy vampire? What would that be draining? JB: I am drawing a blank. KD: Outrage-r is detrimental to other people because what it actually says is that I have already judged you less healthy than me. I am not interested in what your story is, why you acted that way. I don't care, I am superior to you.  THE SAD PUPPY KD: Sad puppy- forgive me, love me with those cute little puppy dog eyes. JB: Is that mostly only a girl thing or do guys do it too? KD: Isn't it funny because you think of girls and I think of guys. Guys do it all the time. It’s a flip-side of an abuser, of someone who is violent. One of the questions that make me crazy is when people ask why do women stay with abusers. JB: I have wondered that too.  KD: So here is what happens- it is not just abuse. There is abuse and then there is a sad puppy, there is I am sorry and he means it. Abusers are not aggressive 100% of the time, abusers become aggressive from time to time and so when they are not being aggressive they have another strategy to manipulate which is apologizing. There is another side that invites the person back in. We don’t just have one go-to kind of energy vampire, we have our favorite and then we often have the opposite of that which works when our favorite doesn't.  JB: If somebody is being labeled the energy vampire abuser, does it necessarily mean that they are aggressive? KD: No, it does not. I don't have abuser as a specific kind of energy vampire because an interrogator could be an abuser, a victim could be an abuser. An abuser to me is somebody who is emotionallly, physically and sexually assaulting somebody. You can emotionally abuse someone by being a chronic victim and I think that this is something that gets missed a lot in our society. By always being in need of other persons care and by knowing how to manipulate them so they cant get free of taking care of you, the person that can’t get free is being abused emotionally. So no, its not necessarily aggressive. However, I was talking about the case of physical abuse, why would you stay with someone who is physically abusive because they don't do that full-time. They also have other strategies to keep you sucked in.  SAVIOR KD: Then we have savior, this one is subtle but its super annoying. “I have the answers, just find Christ” is the obvious example. JB: So someone is always telling you what you need to do.  KD: Yes because they have the answer. JB: I know somebody like that and it is draining because I feel belittled because they think that I can't make my own decisions.  KD: Even if it is something you don't know, someone telling you that the answer is X, is not going to help you. First, it is not going to help you because you haven't figured it out yourself but second of all, they could be wrong. I get that it worked for you but that doesn't mean it is going to work for me.  JB: What’s in it for the savior?  KD: I was right. I saved them, look they are doing better now. JB: I feel that savior's often gloat about saving.  KD: Absolutely. Even if they don't do it in front of you, they feed on it away from you.  JB: I can't wait to breakdown all the insecurities that are behind this, I imagine its part two or part three, because I want to know.  THE VICTIM KD: We have just two left, which is the victim, a standard one that everybody knows. I wouldn't be like this except look what happened to me in my life. I am a victim of my own circumstances.  JB: Is it similar to the deflector? KD: The deflector never takes any responsibility for anything; the victim takes responsibility but then says that it’s not my fault. It is subtly different. The deflector is a happy person; the deflector does not absorb any information from the outside world and lives in a bubble. The victim absorbs everything and rewrites it. I will give an example from my life, I am divorced, and many people I know are divorced. They are some women and men that I have talked to who are divorced and have never gone over it. “Let me tell you a sad thing that happened in my life in, sometime in the past that is still the reason why life isn't good for me.” JB: And it’s draining because they want your sympathy.  KD: Yes. They don't want a solution, they don't want you to take their story away, they want your sympathy.  WITHHOLDER AK: There is one more and this one is the withholder, the withholder is what you suspected your quiet friend was doing that probably is not. The withholder is- I am mad at you but I am not going to say anything. I am going to give you a look and I am going to walk away. With-holder is passive-aggressive. The safety for him is, I can’t get busted for being wrong, I don't have to clarify how I feel and put myself out there at the risk of misinterpreting something. It’s draining because I got nothing, you want me to chase you and ask what is wrong. So, I think we have beaten to death the idea of energy vampires.  JB: You and I have talked about this stuff for long, we have talked about people being energy vampires, this has helped me immensely, and I have been familiar with it for a long time. I am really hoping that people will find this valuable. As you are going through the list and explaining these titles, I am putting people I know and I do often feel uncomfortable around these people but I couldn't figure out why and having that label helps me understand it. That is why I want to know why they are like that.  KD: I just want to summarize by saying that they are surprising number of strategies for stealing energy from others. But they have the same goal and they are three tells and if you want to practice whether or not a vampire is present, the tells are as follows- notice how they behave, notice how you feel and another thing you can check is what is their intention. Victim is a great example, when you feel drained and their intention is not for me to assist them, their intention is for me to feel sorry for them. So, those are the three things. JB:  So what’s part two and part three consists off?  KD: Part two is where did this all come from and part three will be what we will do about it. 

Gameweek: The (unofficial) Fantasy Premier League Podcast

Yee-haw! With Superbowl stylings, it’s your favourite Fantasy Premier League podcast (well hopefully in your top 100?) GAMEWEEK! Hot dang indeed. Break out the Lukaku soundtrack, he’s only got and smashed in four goals and more than 20 points, amazing scenes. We also salute FPL’s newest saviour; Jesus. Surely Matt or Dan had them both in their squads? Right? WRONG. It’s your weekly(ish) fix of point scoring dissection, tactics for the upcoming fixtures, daft songs and a little bit of Verdi. Find us on Facebook and Twitter by searching ‘Gameweekhq’. It’s Gameweek. #fantasyfootball #football #soccer #fantasysoccer #EPL #Humour  #premierleague #UK #SFX #FPL #Unofficial #fantasypremierleague #radio  #2017  #Goal #Songs #Lukaku #Verdi #superbowl See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sott Radio Network
The Health & Wellness Show: Nasty Women

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2017 109:22


Sugar, spice and everything nice...that's what girls are made of. Society has played a role in promulgating the myth of the compassionate and tender female and people hold the belief that all women are pleasant and agreeable -- it's the males of the species who warrant suspicion. All women are kind and in touch with their emotions and the emotions of others. They're all nurturing caregivers with a strong mothering instinct. Right? Wrong! It's because of these false beliefs that people can be...

Sott Radio Network
The Health & Wellness Show: Nasty Women

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2017 109:22


Sugar, spice and everything nice...that's what girls are made of. Society has played a role in promulgating the myth of the compassionate and tender female and people hold the belief that all women are pleasant and agreeable -- it's the males of the species who warrant suspicion. All women are kind and in touch with their emotions and the emotions of others. They're all nurturing caregivers with a strong mothering instinct. Right? Wrong! It's because of these false beliefs that people can be...

Kim and Curtis on 106.5
10 - 21 - 16 Podcast

Kim and Curtis on 106.5

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2016 139:30


Today was another edition of Steve's Stories! Yay! Right? Wrong! Outrage among the listeners erupted when Curtis kept interrupting Steve! All he wanted to do was give a 5 minute history of Halloween, but NOOOOOO! Curtis wanted none of it. Well, stay tuned to our Facebook page because you'll find the history of Halloween on there this weekend if you are still interested! Also on the show we talk about Kodak's brand new phone, we find out who on the show will survive haunted house season and we try to solve the mystery of the dirty toilet! All of that, Curtis' Whatever, and much more on today's show!

Morning Mindfulness - Two Positive Minutes to Start Your Day
346 - Green Light: This Extremely Important Advice Can Save Your Life

Morning Mindfulness - Two Positive Minutes to Start Your Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2016 2:13


What does the green light mean? I think many people would answer the same way I answered: “It means GO!” Right? Wrong! Many lose their lives because of that...

Real Estate Investing Mastery Podcast Volume 1
151 » Traveling and Doing Deals with Haim » Haim Mamane Palman

Real Estate Investing Mastery Podcast Volume 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2016 53:00


We’ve all heard it said: “You can do this business with just a laptop and a cell phone.” But we all know that can’t really be true. Right? Wrong! My guest on this episode is Haim Mamane Palman, and Haim is doing exactly that with his investing business! This is an amazing, young family man […]

Liberty Report With Brett Mason
Bernie Sanders Claims About Sweden Are Lies

Liberty Report With Brett Mason

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2016 26:03


If you believe Bernie Sanders, Sweden is like Nirvana. With it's free health care, great paying jobs, and lack of income inequality, it's is something the U.S. should aspire to be. Right?Wrong!There are so many things wrong with the Sweden model it's hard to know where to start. Healthcare, incomes, poverty. The United States wins on all of them. If these sounds foreign to you, prepare to have your eyes opened to the truth!

Morning Mindfulness - Two Positive Minutes to Start Your Day
090 - Hello, weekend: My personal relationships with wine and alcohol

Morning Mindfulness - Two Positive Minutes to Start Your Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2015 2:10


Well, of course, being a Russian, I have to like Vodka. Right? Wrong. I don’t know if I like it or not because I’ve never tried vodka.  In fact, I never tried any alcohol in my life. Even beer. 

Nursing and Cursing
Episode 7 : Conception

Nursing and Cursing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2015 29:43


Conception: So if you know where babies come from, then you know how to get one and how to um…not get one. Right? Wrong. Listen up as we discuss how and when we first became moms. For some of us it was too easy. For some, too hard. And for some….juuuuust right (so right that […]

Healthy Tips Podcast – Better Living Institute

Ahhhh! Time to relax! Get a cold or hot drink, watch some TV or grab a mystery or a romance novel, kick your feet up. Who could ask for more, Right? Wrong! These activities, including the sugared and hi-carb drinks … Continue reading →

Fearless LA Podcast
Paradigm Shift Part 4: Purpose in the Puzzle

Fearless LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2015 56:53


Part 4 of "Paradigm Shift" by Pastor Jeremy Johnson, spoken on 9-07-2014. On this journey of life, there are many moments when it is easy to feel very lonely, even when we are not alone. People may surround us, yet we feel as if no one were there. John 14:16 tells us that we have a Counselor, Holy Spirit, who will never leave us. Holy Spirit will always be with us, to the end of time. When this reality and truth sets in, no trial or social situation can convince us that we are alone. We know that trials are bound to happen during our span of 70-80 years on this earth. Life is much like a puzzle, and not the kid friendly 6 piece kind, either. It’s more like the 300 or 1,000 piece puzzles that almost seem impossible, yet aren’t. And they definitely don’t take thirty minutes to complete. Have you ever felt like you had to have everything figured out? Your 18th birthday comes along, and now you’re supposed to know what to do. Your 25th birthday comes along, and now you should have everything figured out about your life and future. Your 30th birthday comes along, and if you don’t have it figured out by then, something’s definitely wrong. Right? Wrong. Life is a puzzle, and all the expectations the world puts on us to have it all “figured out” by a certain time is exactly that: the world’s expectations. They are not God’s expectations or standards. He only requires that we walk with Him in truth and humility and follow Him wholeheartedly. That is a journey in itself! God has a specific plan for each person’s life, which is comparative to the picture on the front of a puzzle box. There is an end product after all the pieces come together, but if you judge the puzzle by the individual pieces, you will be very lost. A person needs to get the vision of what the puzzle should look like, and then all the pieces will make sense. Same with our lives. God has created each person’s “puzzle” to look differently. Not one is the same, or should be the same. His plan for each person is different. All our individual experiences and the things that made us who we are, are the puzzle pieces that make up our big picture and contribute to God’s original and unique plan for our lives. So ask God for the vision of your “puzzle,” or should we say, of your life. The vision of what He has for your life will give you strength to get through the trials and temptations that come your way. It’s all about perspective. It’s all about what you focus your eyes on. Focus on the big picture, the vision, not all the small pieces that can be confusing. God is about to do something great, so get a vision and shift your paradigm!   Food For Thought: 1. When do you tend to feel lonely most, and how can you shift your perspective in those moments toward the truth? 2. Do you know what your "puzzle" looks like? What do you think God's vision for your life is? 3. Have you ever felt pressure to have everything "figured out" about your life before? How did this make you feel? 4. How can you shift your perspective to see the big picture on circumstances in your life instead of getting caught up over small trials or trivial things?  

It's New Orleans: Midnight Menu +1
Dis Dat 'n Kiss - Midnight Menu +1 - It's New Orleans

It's New Orleans: Midnight Menu +1

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2014 61:10


The last thing you d think of as British food is hot dogs, right Right. And if you were going to import hot dogs into Britain the last person you d turn to would be a foodie from New Orleans. Right Wrong. Skip Murray introduced the unsuspecting Brits to the delicacies of second rate meat on lame white bread roll buns before realizing if that if he amped up his game he could create a gourmet dog and be on to a worldwide first. That s exactly what he did and had a thriving business in London for many years. Till Katrina hit. The hurricane s damage messed with a lot of people s psyches and Skip was one of them. It dragged him home. Back in New Orelans Skip got together with a few friends from high school and with them took a chance on a 475 square foot dilapidated shack on Freret Street that was the first Dat Dog. More recently he s branched out and opened a location that sells more than dogs, that s Dis and Dat. When you meet a guy called "Kiss" what s the first thing you think Gene Simmons, right What s the second thing you think, "Well, being called Kiss can t be anything to do with Gene Simmons, that would be crazy." Guess what You were right the first time. Kiss is the general Manager of Dis and Dat and he is in fact named after and lives his life according to Gene and Kiss. You ve got to hear Kiss tell you the story to believe it. Midnight Menu 1 is recorded live without makeup at The NOLA Brewing Tap Room.

Who Are You: The Life Lessons of Sports
#7 Game Face Audio Blog | I'm 9-Years-Old and My Shoulder Hurts. So What, Right? WRONG!

Who Are You: The Life Lessons of Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2014


I'm 9-Years-Old and My Shoulder Hurts. So What, Right? WRONG!

Astro Highlights - KG Stiles, Host
Astrology - Astro Highlights 2011 - KG Stiles, Host

Astro Highlights - KG Stiles, Host

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2011


This is your Astro Highlights for 2011. Astro Highlights is brought to you by HTTP://WWW.PUREPLANTESSENTIALS.COM organic aromatherapy. We are in a Universal Year of 4. We get this number by adding the numbers in 2011. 2+0+1+1 = 4. The 2 in 2011 signifies peace & harmony. The millennium called the 21st century is propelling us individually and collectively to create peace and harmony within ourselves and in our world. As we move further into the 21st century we are learning more about just how to go about creating and living in peace and harmony within and without. The 11 in 2011 signifies a gateway, a portal of Truth. This year each of us individually is passing through our own inner gateway of Truth. After this year you will no longer be able to lie to yourself, or dishonour yourself, or another without directly experiencing immediate repercussions. Even now you may be noticing that you are receiving immediate feedback from your choices and being given an opportunity to realize you are out of alignment with the Truth of your being. The Universal Number 4 is the number of Earth, and gives structure and Manifestation to Form. Global Harmony has been activated and is becoming Manifest through our social consciousness. ************* We had a potent Solar Eclipse just at the Roman Calendar New Year that was like rocket boosters to the New Moon in Capricorn ruled by Saturn, the planet that gives form and structure. Saturn’s symbolic glyph turned upside down looks like the number 4, the Universal Number of 2011. This was a powerful symbol by our universal Creator of its intention to manifest Truth this year in physical form. ************ On February 3rd we enter the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rabbit, this is the day after a New Moon at 14º degrees Aquarius which is in a close conjunction with Mars, the planet of action, desire and initiative and Trine to Saturn, the planet that gives form and structure to our lives. This signals added boost to a powerful New Cycle of beginning. Now we're getting yet another green light for moving ahead and giving form to our ideas. Saturn's recent retrograde motion on January 25th allows us the opportunity to slowly review our plans for re-structuring the area of our life where it’s presently located during the next 4 1/2 months and make adjustments that will support our long range plans. This is in harmony with the Chinese Metal Rabbit energies which move slowly and patiently. The Rabbit is peace loving and gentle, slow and patient and enjoys the company of others to share fun experiences with. You might think of the Metal Element acting as a sword of Truth. The Metal Element signifies sharp, defining moments, and lends a degree of harshness to the year as it cuts away dead wood; that which no longer serves the greater good or the new structures that are coming into form. Look for where the Aquarian New Moon is located in your chart to know which area of your life is highlighted. ************ Let’s have a look at the Major transits occurring this year. Look in your personal astrology chart, your horoscope, to find out where each of these transits is happening to know which area of your life is being most affected. ************* First let’s briefly review the various Aspects by Transit so you’ll have some understanding about what to expect. ********* Conjunctions are the most intense Astrological Aspects, may require tremendous effort at times, and create the most impact. ******** Trines feel fantastic though because they are so easy and effortless can be taken for granted and thus not much of long standing merit may be accomplished. The best way to always increase and maintain an increase with a Trine is to remain humble and in gratitude, and sharing your bounty will always multiply your blessings. Every blessing you experience in life is by the Power of Grace and not by Entitlement. This Truth will become more apparent this year. ******* The ************ Sextile Aspect will usually bear lasting Fruit; requires more action than a Trine on your part and feels very satisfying. *********** Oppositions bring opportunity for illumination when met with curiosity and openness, but may result in power struggles when Either Or, Right Wrong attitudes prevail rather than the wisdom that there is room for differences and a desire for acceptance of what is with heartfelt intention for moderation of one’s behaviour. It is through embracing the tension and discomfort of opposites that you transcend your resistant old patterns and struggles melt away to illumine alternative ways of perceiving. This is the power of alchemy to transform. So, oppositions can feel rather intense but ultimately the growth they offer is very rewarding and satisfying. So keep these general ideas about Astrological Aspects in mind as we cover the transits for this year. ********* Let's start with the planet Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune. On January 22nd Jupiter entered the sign of Aries. With its entry into Aries Jupiter began a new 12 year cycle through the Zodiac. Jupiter will remain in Aries less than five months as it initiates the expansion of consciousness and attracts good fortune in this area of your life. Jupiter will most impact and bestow opportunities and support for initiating projects by Conjunction for the Sun sign Aries, and Aries Ascendant, by Trine the fire signs Leo, and Sagittarius, by Sextile the air signs Gemini and Aquarius, and by Opposition the air Libra. Jupiter enters Taurus on June 4th. Taurus is the sign of sensual pleasure and enjoyment and ruled by Venus, the planet of love. Jupiter will remain in the sign of Taurus for the remainder of this year and will Retrograde at the end of August. ************ On June 1st we have a Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 11º Gemini, signalling a powerful new beginning and, 2 weeks later, on June 15th we have a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter signifying that a major culmination will have been reached by many of us for the changes initiated back at the time of the Solar Eclipse that took place on January 4th. Take this opportunity to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished thus far this year! So at this time we have A New Cycle beginning as the 6month long cycle that was initiated by the New Year Eclipses reaches its culmination. ********** Now let’s have a look at Saturn, the planet of structure and giving form. Saturn is now mid-way through its 2 1/2 year transit of Libra, the sign that rules fairness, balance, the law, social etiquette, and relationships of all kinds. Saturn is exalted in Libra and ruled by Venus, the planet of love, sensuality and pleasure. ********** On January 25th Saturn turned Retrograde for a review of all the re-structuring, and re-designing it initiated over the past 8 months since the end of May 2010. You are now given the opportunity to slow down, review and refine any plans for re-designing in the area of your life where Saturn is located until June 12th when Saturn will Station Direct just before the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 15th. Now expansion and giving form to your ideas are given the green light and there is clarity for moving ahead with your plans through the end of 2011. The astrological signs being most directly impacted for change by Saturn during its transit of Libra are Librans and those with Libra Ascendant. During its transit of Libra Saturn makes harmonious Trine aspects to the air signs Aquarius and Gemini, is in Opposition to the fire sign Aries, and Sextile to the fire signs Sagittarius and Leo. ************* Now let’s visit Uranus, the planet of revolution. Uranus has been transiting the sign of Pisces for the past 8 years. Pisces rules the unconscious, the world of dream and visions. Pisces dissolves barriers and structures, can create confusion and illusion, and you can become lost in fantasy and day dreams. ************** On March 11th Uranus will move out of Pisces and into the sign of Aries, the sign ruled by Mars the planet of action and initiative. Again we see a New Cycle beginning for Uranus on the astrological wheel as it moves into Aries initiating a new cycle of revolutionary ideas and taking initiative and action to give them birth. There can be impulsiveness with Aries, so take care to think before you leap. So many fresh new ideas are available to be acted upon you can become accident prone during this time. Meditate and allow yourself space for integration and act from a clear mind when initiating your ideas. The time for revolutionary action has come! Uranus will remain in Aries for the next 8 years. ************ The sign being most impacted during Uranus transit of Aries are those with Sun or Ascendant in Aries. Your way of being and perceiving the world will be forever changed. I recommend meditation, walks in nature, sea salt baths, yoga, breathing, physical exercise of all kinds. The super sonic electrical charge of Uranus needs grounding so you don’t burn out. During its transit of Aries Uranus will trine the fire signs Leo and Sagittarius, form an Opposition to the air sign Libra, and Sextile the air signs Gemini and Aquarius. ************ On April 5th through August 15th the planet Neptune takes a brief dip into Pisces, the sign it naturally rules. Neptune has been transiting the sign Aquarius creating a lot of ideal notions about our common humanity, as well as confusion about how to go about revolutionizing various areas of our lives to reflect this new awareness that we share a common humanity. During Neptune’s brief entry into its home sign of Pisces Neptune will give rise to even more influx and mainstream use of telepathic experiences, and realization that we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience. The negative side of Neptune in Pisces could result in complete dissolution of boundaries, confusion over what is mine and what is yours, blurring of the personal and the transpersonal, and being lost in a sea of fantasies with no foundation and complete loss of touch with reality. Remember Pisces rules insane asylums. This marks a profound adjustment period for humanity to integrate the far wide global awakening of our development and use of super sensible faculties in a grounded way. During this time be sure to read the fine print and remember if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. So Neptune’s brief sojourn in Pisces this April to August will give us some small idea about what we might experience during its 10 year stay in Pisces that begins for good in February 2012. ************* Neptune will most profoundly impact by Conjunction those with Pisces Sun or Ascendant. By Trine the water signs Scorpio and Cancer, by Opposition the Earth sign Virgo and by Sextile the Earth signs Capricorn and Taurus. ************* Finally there are a couple of BIG outer planetary aspects I wanted to mention. ************** On March 25 to April 2 Jupiter Opposes Saturn, there’s a major push pull opportunity for illumination available with this transit. Jupiter expands and Saturn constricts, like huge waves of contraction during labour while giving birth, something wants to be born through this Opposition. Look to your own chart to see how this might be playing out on the stage of your own personal life. The KEY is to relax and allow the waves to move through you, allow whatever is happening to be okay! ********** On July 8 into October Uranus, the planet of revolution and sudden events comes within 1-2 degrees orb of Squaring Pluto, the planet of regeneration, healing and transformation. This is a recurring aspect through 2015. This Square is exact in 2012 when it really gets activated. Sudden events and deep transformational change will occur to clear away old forms and structures from our collective past. ************* On July 1st just before this momentous start of the square between Uranus and Pluto we have a Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 9º Cancer, signifying a powerful new beginning at home, for family, and our deepest collective memories. This is an ideal time for contemplating the healing that is unfolding for us individually and collectively over the next 6 months time. I immediately think of Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth, which was popularized and made into a major online world event by Oprah Winfrey. A New Earth would be good reading, or listening, for you during this time to prepare your fertile imagination with the positive potentials available to us now. *********** On November 10th there’s a Full Moon in Taurus and on that same day Mars, the planet of action and desire Stations in the sign of Virgo for a long 8 month stay until July 2012. ************* Two weeks later on November 18th, Thanksgiving Day in the USA, we have a Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 2º Sagittarius, signalling freer expression, a time of expanding our consciousness and socializing with others over the next six months time. ************* Followed by a Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 18º Gemini on December 10th, also a very talkative and social sign. So there is a set-up for renewal of home and coming together as a family and enjoying one another’s company as we celebrate the end of 2011. ************ Thanks so much for joining me for your 2011 Astro Highlights. I love sharing essential heavenly news with you and appreciate your being here. For FREE articles and podcasts, as well as self-help products and services please visit my website: https://www.kgstiles.com May you enjoy a peaceful and prosperous 2011! Thanks again for joining me. I’m KG Stiles with your Astro Highlights.