This week's episode is a recording of the audience Q&A from Jonny and Richard's live show at Morgan. Topics covered include random gifts, MOT failure rallycross, confusing beeping caused by drinking, Jason Plato getting thrown out of a pub, sitting next to Tiff on a plane, embarrassingly rubbish accidents, barn finds you'd want to buy, the ultimate car dilemma, and the truth about Top Gear's infamous Argentina incident.patreon.com/smithandsniffGet tickets to the next Smith and Sniff live show: smithandsniff.com/live-shows Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Now then, we have Some News about the babble. Listen to the show to find out precisely what (don't worry, we haven't been bad), but suffice to say this year's Sustainabauble will be particularly valedictory. But before we get too festive and emotional, there's work to be done. Like trying to gather our thoughts on there being 8 billion humans alive. Or indeed what we make of the increasingly ballsy climate protests sweeping the land. Are Just Stop Oil really "damaging their cause", as so many armchair critics would have us believe? And finally whether COP 27 (itself not finalised at the time of recording, we should add) is doing anything meaningfully better than the previous two dozen and two. Busy boys, we are. At least for the next four weeks. Sniff. Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell at Design by Mondial. Ecoguff read out by Arabella. Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble. MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at email@example.com.
Richard Porter is the script supervisor of "The Grand Tour", the former script supervisor of "Top Gear", and hosts the "Smith and Sniff Podcast" alongside Johnny Smith. He's written a number of hilarious books about obscure cars, and as expected, his car knowledge is incredible. Topics include: why he bought a Fiat Panda instead of curtains; "man math"; having his 911 stolen; the Porsche Dakar; what the trio (Clarkson, Hammond, and May) deserve more credit for; his favorite episode of The Grand Tour; stories from Top Gear; and his very funny new book. Links to his podcast, live shows, and books: https://sniffpetrol.com/Recorded November 18, 2022 Get 20% Off and Free Shipping at manscaped.com/tire Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TST10 for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST. Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast Tweet at us!https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtirehttps://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman Instagram:https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtirehttps://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman
What's been the impact of Covid on kids? On mothers? How about on education? On class division? On our careers? On healthcare? Today I'm welcoming back author and NPR Education Reporter Anya Kamenetz who researched it all and put it into the must-read book The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Kids' Lives....and Where We Go Now. Her fascinating point: The systems that failed our families, especially the most vulnerable, have been in the making for decades. Wow. But.. she also talks about the negatives that are slowly turning out to be positives. Speaking of positives, I mentioned at the top of the show that I thought I had Covid but...false alarm! Just a cold. Sniff. (Apologies if I am saying "Adya" instead of "Anya." D'oh.) - Liz Thanks to our sponsor Dell offering our listeners early Black Friday tech deals through this link through Nov 27! Follow Spawned on Apple: bit.ly/spawnedshow Follow Spawned on Spotify: Here Follow Cool Mom Picks: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Follow Liz Gumbinner: Twitter, Instagram, Mastodon Follow Anya Kamenetz: Instagram, Mastodon Shownotes, links from this episode, info on our Cool Picks of the week: Cool Mom Pick Podcast Page Subscribe to get even more Cool Picks of the Week in your inbox once a week: coolmompicks.com/subscribe/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your senses will be heightened! On this week's episode, Jaci and Emily follow their noses and feel their way through this topic. The prick of a rose or its sweet aroma? Feeling the heat or smelling the smoke? Would you rather scratch or sniff?
Good morning! Let's say good morning to our nose and take in the morning with a sniff, sniff, sniff.You can learn more about Taes Leavitt and her work by visiting bigheartjourney.com. And you can write to Taes or record a voicemail and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love so much to hear about your day or the ways you say goodnight.
Nik and Moiz get into some of the hard truths facing DTC business, In this no BS, straight talking episode. You'll hear hot takes on why pre-orders are way better than wait lists, the easiest way you'll ever make half a million dollars, and how elections impact ad sales on social channels. Growing your business is hard, but Triple Whale is all about scaling your shopify store to the moon and doing it profitably. Use promo code supply15 to get 15% off when you sign up for Triple Whale at http://www.triplewhale.com (www.triplewhale.com) Check out the Nik's DTC newsletter: https://bit.ly/3mOUJMJ (https://bit.ly/3mOUJMJ) Follow Nik: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsharma (twitter.com/mrsharma) Follow Moiz: Twitter: https://twitter.com/moizali (twitter.com/moizali)
MrTD FMHTYE Presents - Scratch N Sniff1. Daybreak – Everybody Get Off2. MF Robots - Make The Call3. Roy Ayers - Runaway4. Stevie Wonder - Do I Do5. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame6. Teena Marie - I need Your Lovin7. The Roots - Din Da Da8. Roundtree - Hit On You9. Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake the Feeling10. A New Funk Generation - The Messenger11. Randy Brown - Love Is All We Need12. Barry Manilow - Copacabana13. Joey Negro - Distorting Space Time14. Knee Deep - Odyssey15. Pam Todd & Love Exchange - Let's Get Together16. Goody Goddy - It Looks Like Love17. Jago - I'm Going to Go18. Gary's Gang - Makin Music19. Blackjoy - Moustache20. Billy Cobham, Novecento - Roller21. Brian Jackson - Little Orphan Boy22. Visual - The Music Got Me
Richard explains what happened when his wife found out about his new Panda 100HP. Also in this episode, Jonny apologises for some bagpipes confusion, Richard remembers getting name checked in the sleeve notes to a petrol station CD, a listener shows us his very tall gearlever, we bravely tackle the Australian question of Holden or Ford and there's new about the next Smith and Sniff live recording. Plus, the Technoviking, buying a Fiat 126 as a Valentine's Day present, the Queen's X-Type, book review corner (featuring RS Icons by Steve Saxty and Racing With Rich Energy by Alanis King and Elizabeth Blackstock), Noel Gallagher's precariously tuned mopeds, and can we help a listener find his dad's old Cavalier GSi? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Kid News This Week: It's the “invasion” of stink bugs in the US & spider crabs in France, India's electric car built from scrap, M&M and Quality Street candy news, plus dogs detect stress with their noses – all that and more this week!Thanks also to Roa Music for supplying the backtrack to the Kids Listen promo.
Sorry we are late folks but we think it will be worth it. Today Leah and Jeff show the parallels between the first two season of The Handmaid's Tale and the current state of American affairs.... AND IT'S HORRIFYING. We feature MGT, Trump flat out lying to Maggie Haberman, and we discuss the reprehensible INCEL movement that allows men to flat out harass women with virtually no consequences until it becomes physical. Finally the second installment of "Can you Sniff the Onion
We were so lucky that Dr. Amritha Mallikarjun took time time to come back and talk with us about how dogs deal with language but most importantly her work on a project that trained dogs to sniff COVID in sweat!The chat was so very interesting!!!Dr. Amritha Mallikarjun on twitter! Bunsen and Beaker Links:The Bunsen and Beaker Website has adorable merch with hundreds of different combinations of designs and apparel- all with Printful- one of the highest quality companies we could find!www.bunsenbernerbmd.comOur Spaces Sponsor: Bark and Beyond Supplyhttps://barkandbeyondsupply.com/Bunsen and Beaker on Twitter:https://twitter.com/bunsenbernerbmdBunsen and Beaker on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/bunsenberner.bmd/InstaBunsandBeakshttps://www.instagram.com/bunsenberner.bmd/?hl=enDorktales Storytime Podcast for Kids and their Pop Culture Loving GrownupsEnjoy fairy tales with a geekish twist, hidden hero histories and imaginary lore stories.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Queens On A RollThis podcast was created to educate & inspire people about the ably different...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify EquipThe Green Acres Women Equip Podcast seeks to equip women with tools for everyday life!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify A Change MindsetPush through the fear and face change head-on through the power of our guest's stories.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show
Hiylp out da show, funnybums! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/QuestForAdventure Linktree: https://linktr.ee/questforadventure Recording Date: September 29th, 2022 Release Date: October 1st, 2022 While Bobby recovers from his Editing Disease, Spencer serenades us with a Scratch n' Sniff classic. Music: Brooks and Dunn - Boot Scootin' Boogie --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/questforadventure/message
How fast is your brain? Is it lightning fast? How about some training to make it be as fast as it can? Here's a portion of tricky riddles and brain-teasers to speed up your brain engines and restart your thinking abilities. Act fast, think logically and you can do it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Throw out the spreadsheets, pitch the narratives with only 40 days until the Midterms Justin goes olfactory in his predictions for the closest races in the Senate. Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio are smelt and the results are dealt. Dave Levinthal joins the show to discuss Red, White and Gray a new series by Insider into the aging of our leadership in congress, the courts and the White House.
How do you manage your time and resources efficiently in order to meet the demands of your growing business? Ross shares his insights on how Taxonics plans to scale its business as it enters new markets, ensuring that its product is user-friendly and providing the necessary information for those who need it. Ross is a commercial real estate professional with 20 years of experience building and leading successful teams that create value for the real estate industry. Delivering solutions through innovative technology, smart people, and sheer grit and determination. Mentor, trainer and always looking to hire someone who will help inspire the next great idea. An occasional elected official, avid public speaker, and lover of all things offered on a raw bar menu. [00:00 - 06:32] Opening Segment Ross is the CEO and founder of Taxonics. They provide real estate tax tools and information to solve real estate tax problems. He is also the co-founder and managing partner of cavalry real estate advisors, a boutique real estate tax consulting firm. Ross has spent 20 years in commercial real estate and is focused on real estate taxes. [06:33 - 12:48] Taxonics: The Solution for Scaling Commercial Properties The different types of real estate taxes a property owner may face Ross talks about how important it is to have a platform that provides property owners with information and data on real estate taxes, making better decisions for their businesses. The need for real estate tax consultants to have access to technology so they can provide their clients with self-appeal options and help them save money on taxes. [12:49 - 19:02]A Platform to Help Investors Navigate Complex Tax Systems The biggest challenges for the startup were data and user interface issues in building a platform that could be used by real estate professionals. The startup plans to solve for all 3,100 taxing jurisdictions with their product. The startup is currently scaling to 12+ jurisdictions. [19:03 - 23:00] Closing Segment Reach out to Ross Litkenhouse! Links Below Final Words ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tweetable Quotes:“ Getting a good, accurate real estate tax forecast and thinking more creatively about how you can reduce real estate taxes before you buy and build.” - Ross Litkenhouse Connect with Ross Litkenhouse by following her on LinkedIn or you may visit their website at cavalryCRE.com and taxonics.com to know more. Connect with me: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook LinkedIn Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me → email@example.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: [00:00:52] Sam Wilson: Ross Licken house is the CEO and founder of taxon. They are a prop tech platform that provides real estate tax tools and information that solve real estate tax problems. He's also the co-founder and managing partner of cavalry real estate advisors. They are a boutique real estate tax consulting firm. Ross. [00:01:07] Ross Litkenhous: Welcome to the show, Sam. Thanks for having [00:01:10] Sam Wilson: me. I appreciate it. Hey man, the pleasure's mine, Ross. There's three questions. I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90 seconds or last, can you tell me, where did you start? Where are you now? And how [00:01:19] Ross Litkenhous: did you get there? Yeah, well, first of all, let me start with this. I've spent 20 years in commercial real estate, working as a property tax professional, and that's probably 20 years longer than I expected to work as a property tax professional. I got started when I moved to Washington DC from the great state of Alabama. So, Southern roots there, just like you, Sam from Memphis. So I moved to Washington, DC went to grad school. My first job, I kind of fell backwards into property tax, working for a law. Fast forward over that time period kind of the following, 19 years or so joined a small regional grew to national CPA consulting firm built a real estate tax practice and then eventually through an acquisition, joined a large global property tax practice and grew that as well. And then after about five years, Decided to take a break for a bit and then went out and launched my own practice. So I could build, a company in a real estate firm, the way that I wanted. And then beyond that, realizing that there are some opportunities in the market to productize some of the services that we provided, decided to launch a tech platform as well. So yeah, I'm running two things in parallel, both in the same space both in property tax, which again has been my. [00:02:27] Sam Wilson: That's wild. So a property tax professional, like yeah. What does a property tax professional do? I mean, I [00:02:35] Ross Litkenhous: don't even know what that means. Yeah. Well, similar to the opening that you made. I mean, our job is to help real estate owners, investors, managers, developers. Understand control and reduce real estate taxes. And so, my career has really been focused on, and actually let me put this out there because for folks that may be listening in, when they think of property tax or a number of property taxes out there, you've got personal property tax, real property tax that falls under the umbrella of what we call state and local taxes, which are sales and use gross receipts. I mean, you can start throwing acronyms left and right. My focus has been on real estate tax. And so I represent real estate owners, primarily co. When you get a real estate assessment, if you want an office building or a shopping center, a jurisdiction, a taxing, jurisdiction's gonna put a value on it. And then they're gonna apply generally a tax rate or a millage rate. And that's your property tax bill? My job is helping navigate that, right? What am my taxes going to be if I'm gonna buy or build a property? What am I need to budget my taxes to be for a property that I operate. And then if I get a real estate assessment and I don't like that assessment, cause it's gonna result in a higher tax bill. I'm gonna hire you to help me control and reduce that. And so it's all around managing, understanding and reducing real estate. Taxe. [00:03:45] Sam Wilson: That's absolutely wild. I think it's unfortunate. We have to have an industry completely designed around keeping the tax man out of our back pocket, but, that's just the way that [00:03:54] Ross Litkenhous: I think if it was simple, I wouldn't be in this business, but , it is unnecessarily complex in some cases it really [00:04:00] Sam Wilson: truly is. And, we've seen, certainly everyone is seen their property tax bills, especially as valuations, especially in multi-family properties, valuations. On sky high. And so if you underwrote your, five year plan in 2016 or 2015 in 2020, you're paying a heck of a lot more in tax, or now in 2022 versus 2017, then you were in 20 or 20, 22 versus 2017. So whatever that winds [00:04:25] Ross Litkenhous: up being, and that's, it's interesting. You mentioned that Sam, because I think it's important too, for folks to understand that, when you mention multi-family those real estate taxes dropped to the bottom line. So if you're an investor. And you mess up and you've estimated real estate taxes over that 10 year period of your DCF. And that base year is wrong and those assumptions are wrong. You're going to eat that. You're gonna eat that pain and that's painful cuz you're not passing it through to the tenant. I'd say, office, property owners, retail owners they're able to pass some of those taxes or most of those taxes due to their tenants, but multi-family, if you're wrong, you're gonna feel it. That's [00:04:56] Sam Wilson: absolutely right. I think that's a really it's a challenging spot to be where you say, okay, how do I estimate, maybe that's a question I have for you. Is how do you underwrite and estimate where taxes will be in year five of your ownership? Cuz again, they're using these valuations based on comparable sales. I think most of the time where it's like, oh Hey cool Ross, you own the 150 unit next door to mine. And so since you sold yours for 20 million and Sam, you bought yours for 10, looks like yours is worth 20 now Sam. So how do I, as an investor even [00:05:23] Ross Litkenhous: underwrite that. Oh, my gosh. If we had hours, days of a podcast to go through this let me start with this. There are 3,100 different taxing jurisdictions in United States of America and each one of them assesses and tax and taxes real estate slightly differently. Right? Generally speaking. All of those assessments when you receive your assessment, it's supposed to be based on fair market value. That is kind of the that's the start. And it trickles down into different ratios and tax rates and milit rates and taxable value versus non-taxable value. But generally speaking the value of real estate's supposed to be based on fair market value. So your comment about, a comparable sale or a transaction oriented environment is correct. However, For commercial real estate, generally speaking, if it's an investment real estate, it's going to be based on the income that the property generates. And so when you break it down to, how am I going to forecast my real estate taxes? You're taking a look at a couple different things. One what happens when I buy the property? Are they going to chase that sale? After they chase that sale or after they peg it close to the sale. After the assessment, following the transaction, you're really looking at an income valuation and it almost always distills down to a very simple, direct capitalization analysis. So your rents, your vacancy, your expenses, replacement reserves, capitalization rate loaded with the tax rate, you get that direct cap. So when, in terms of estimating those real estate taxes, you'd mentioned year five, your fir your best bet is say, okay, well, how does this jurisdiction treat a property? That's just been acquired, right? That's gonna be your year one. Right after that transaction takes place. And then down the road, you've gotta understand the nuances and the methodology. And in most cases, that's going through an exercise of determining the valuation based on some income approach. That's the vast majority of it. As I mentioned before, thousands of different taxing jurisdictions, understanding those nuances are important. And that's one of the things that, we've tried to productize is part of our taxon platform, because it is confusing, right? A lot of. [00:07:14] Sam Wilson: It really is. And I think that the deeper you get into a market, I would think the easier it becomes to kind of project where things are, cuz you get to know kind of how the taxing, authorities work in that particular area. I know that certainly we've passed. On deals just because of what we figured out, we hired somebody similar to yourself where we said, Hey, you know what? We're looking to make this acquisition , in a certain location. And they just said, look, you guys, once you acquire this is where your taxes are going. And this is not an area where they're gonna be very favorable to even changing any of it. So you're about to get hosted and actually it turned the deal upside down. We had to walk. I said, you just, we just can't [00:07:50] Ross Litkenhous: buy it. Look. And you know this Sam, I mean, real estate taxes are your single largest operating. Most people think of them as fixed expense. That's what I was taught when I was in business school. It is a fixed expense. Meaning generally, unless your property's exempted, you got some abatement credit, that type of thing. You're going to be paying those taxes. However it is variable in that sense, meaning you could be higher than what you think it is, and frankly you could lower it lower than what you think it's going to be. So there is some, there's some fluctuation there and understanding that is absolutely critical when you're [00:08:17] Sam Wilson: underwriting a. Talk to me about tax ons. What is the problem in the marketplace that you are solving with this platform? [00:08:27] Ross Litkenhous: So generally speaking, the industry that I work in is property tax professionals, but which by the way you will never see listed on jobs.com, muster.com, classified ads. You Don, even, a job doesn't even like hit the radar when you're in school. That industry, interestingly enough Is really very human capital intensive highly paid professionals, typically working on contingency fee to appeal your assessments. In a lot of cases, highly fragmented. I'd mentioned there's thousands of different taxing jurisdiction. There are probably that many firms across the country that maybe . Specialize in a particular locale. You've also got some global and national. Here's the thing. There is no centralized resource for property owners and your podcast is all about scale, right? So you're going for maybe a small property that you own in one particular jurisdiction or one particular MSA, and you're scaling larger assets, more jurisdiction in order to kind of get a one stop shop, meaning you're trying to kind of just. Sniff around, scratch the surface for some real estate tax assumptions. During underwriting, there is no central location for you to go meaning a technology, a platform for you to be able to answer those questions. A lot of the questions that we just covered a moment ago also. There is no self appeal option. Generally, you're going to hire somebody like me. Those fees are expensive in some cases are not accessible. And in most cases, this type of work is done on contingency. So if I'm a contingency based contingency fee based provider, you come to me with a $5 million asset. I'm gonna charge you 20% in savings cavalry my consulting company, we charge 15, which is towards the lower end of that range nationally, but the lower the asset, the lower the taxes, the lower, the potential fee. And so in some cases, you've got this. You've got this vast kind of silent majority of commercial property owners out there. That own properties that are under $5 million, that in some cases can't even get the access to a consultant that they want because the juice isn't worth the squeeze for that consultant. So taxon is really the Genesis for that. Was to provide a centralized platform for real estate tax information and data. So people can make better decisions themselves. We want to empower the landlords, empower the owners, empower the developers to make those decisions themselves. And part of that platform for those individuals who may be scaling, who can't get the attention. Of a tax consultant, a provider don't know where to go. We give them a self appeal option. Meaning I give you all the tools as a professional, the platform, the evidence the applications, the documentation for you to analyze your property. Am I paying too much? If I am, what do I do about it? What do I say? How do I proceed? And we feed you with that information. And here's one distinction that I wanna draw because This, usually this analogy or this comparison makes sense. We're cavalry. My consulting practice is kind of like your CPA for income tax returns. Okay. That's how the vast majority of real estate tax professionals operate tax ons is like your turbo tax version. Right? So as you scale, you may move from a tax ons up to a more complicated portfolio where you need high touch white glove service. We found a need in that particular segment of the market to give them the tools in a tech platform. And frankly, our industry as a whole is 10, 20 years behind everybody else. And so the time is right. The data's there, the tools there, the technology is available. We felt that we could productize our services and service segment of the commercial real estate industry. Better. Then they've been served leading up to this point. [00:11:38] Sam Wilson: That's really cool. I want to hear more about that, but you brought up a really interesting point that I hadn't thought about, which is that you're right. Some and again, this is why you built the platform. So I'm just repeating your, you in some regards, but it's like, it's not 5 million. Well, I'm reinforcing the idea. Yeah. Which is that sub 5 million bucks. It's probably it's one it's cost prohibitive. For the people that own properties of that size to hire the right people to come on. And then the people , that you need to hire don't wanna do it either. Cuz like you said, the Jew didn't worth the squeeze. [00:12:08] Ross Litkenhous: That's exactly right. And here's an interesting statistic. Okay. There are 11 million commercial buildings in the United States. Prized of approximately 55 million real estate tax parcels. If you look at the bell curve of value associated with those 11 million buildings and 55 million tax parcel. 80% of those are slightly more actually valued at under 5 million. Right. And so most of the work that we've done traditionally as real estate tax consultants, we focus on the institutional folks. The properties that you read about in the business journal, the ones that everybody talks about in transaction newsletters, nobody's talking about the vast kind of silent majority of individuals out there that own properties that are meaningful for them. Right. But aren't necessarily being served or meaningful for folks in that kind of traditional consulting environment. And so that was the problem that we wanted to solve. That was the niche that we wanted to. [00:12:58] Sam Wilson: Right. No, that's really that's really fascinating. I love that. What were some of the challenges, both from either a data perspective or from a user interface perspective in building this out? Cuz I imagine there was a lot of variables. Especially, like you said, I can't remember how many jurisdictions taxing jurisdiction too many. Yeah. You said talk to us about that a little [00:13:19] Ross Litkenhous: bit. Yeah. Let me be clear. We have not solved for all 3,100 different taxing jurisdictions. At this point, we plan on it, right? We wanna be the most trusted and trafficked platform for real estate tax information tools. I mean, at that scale, like co-star level scale. We think that we can solve for that. So that's taken the grand vision. The biggest challenges that we have, frankly, like take the technology challenges out of it. Take the data challenges out of it. What are the biggest challenges we have of launching a business remotely in the middle of COVID. Right. Aggregating the resources, aligning vision aligning mission. So that, that in and of itself is a challenge. And we've overcome that challenge. And I think one day I may write a book on launching a startup in the middle of a pandemic, which, I hope it's one of those stories that was like one of the greatest businesses ever started in a downturn, started in a pandemic. Right. Great story. So, so that challenge of starting a business in that environment was probably challenge number one, challenge. Number two. Because real estate taxes are so niche and because they can be so confusing, right. If you've ever had to go to your tax assessor's website and try to get questions answered, you're talking about building a product for millions of people that don't understand how real estate taxes work. And so basic questions that need to be answered. Not to mention the fact that this is a self-service platform. It's not like Sam picking up the phone and calling Ross and say, Hey, walk me through this. You've got to build a platform so anybody can go to. They can walk themselves logically through the process, which is find my parcel. Give me the information that's connected through our database and our platform help me aggregate that, help me analyze my property, help me navigate it so I can get the questions and the tools that I need. And you have to do it in a logical way that anybody can understand it. That's a very real challenge. It's a real challenge to be able to build tools for folks in an investment environment that are valuing things. But man, it's a, it's another challenge altogether to take this kind of property tax geek, speak and distill it down into something that people can logically move through themselves and do it without handholding from a consultant. [00:15:14] Sam Wilson: Yeah. Go gosh. Absolutely. Absolutely. I look forward to checking that out, to tell me, is this something that you can use? On a pre-buy. I mean, is this a platform where you can go and kind of use it as a market [00:15:25] Ross Litkenhous: research tool? Yeah, so we launched our first two beta products here in Washington, DC, and we're scaling to a dozen and a half other jurisdictions as we speak, we decided to launch with two products and I spent most of the time talking about this idea of self appeal, but we actually launched with a second product. So our first product, the self appeal is called protect. Obviously protect your bottom. The second product that we built and that we launched is called inform. And that's one that we're actually really excited about because it has an institutional investor application, but it also has application for anybody that's looking at buying a property. And that initial product tells you everything that you need to know about how a jurisdiction assesses and taxes real estate. And we've got special issue sections in there that cover new acquisitions and develop. It goes over the timing, the methodology. And so if you were to buy that report, if you're looking to do a deal in Washington, DC, everything you need to know to be able to make an informed decision unintended about your deal is gonna be captured in that report. And so our goal is to take all of this information that we've acquired as professional tax consultants over 20 years, distill it down with context into products. So. Big small in the process of scaling can get the questions that they need answered. So they don't walk into a property tax landmine. So that product is available for DC. And again, we are quickly scaling to another dozen and a half jurisdictions through more of a subscription based model where maybe some of your listeners. Find out that they need to do a deal in a particular jurisdiction or find out that they need information about that jurisdiction that can come to one place, get all the questions answered that they need to be able to make an informed real estate tax decision and they don't blow up their deal. [00:16:59] Sam Wilson: That's really cool. I look forward to that going nationwide. Tell me this. What is one challenge that is holding back and, or an obstacle you have to overcome in order to really take this nation? [00:17:14] Ross Litkenhous: So I, I think probably our biggest challenge, which we methodically planned this out. So it wasn't an unforeseen challenge. Well, there's really two challenges. One because of the nuances associated with every jurisdiction, you have to build a process to gather that information and incorporate it into a product. So you have to be very methodical about building out that process of information gathering. And so it's almost this kind of. Industrial engineering exercise. And so that was one big challenge. When you think about scaling beyond just a couple places the second big challenge which we knew and which we're going through right now before our big sales initiative kicks off in about a week and a half, two weeks. And that is. That is making sure that we get appropriate user feedback, which is why you go through kind of a beta test. And so when you're building something that is obviously impactful for anybody that owns real estate, you also need to get good feedback. And so you've gotta be able to reach out to people and say, Hey, listen, here's what we built. What do you think. Give me some ideas and then you have to quickly iterate on that. And so I wouldn't say it's a challenge that's unique to our business, cuz it's a challenge with any tech startup, but what is unique is that we're dealing with something that can be fairly nuanced. And so in order to get that information, that user feedback, sometimes you gotta go two or three iterations deep into a conversation and make [00:18:23] Sam Wilson: that happen. Yeah, absolutely. I like the word nuance there. That's certainly one of the things that we are up against Ross, I'm looking forward to that product coming out, checking that out. That is certainly a need that we have in the marketplace. And I'm not seeing anything else like it, obviously, which is for why you guys are putting it together. That's right. [00:18:40] Ross Litkenhous: Patent. Didn't ready to go, man. We be the first into the market and we feel that we. [00:18:44] Sam Wilson: That's awesome. I absolutely love it. Let's get into some more tactical questions. If you don't mind real quick, we'll spend a couple minutes here and then wrap up, but here's a couple questions I would have for you. What do you feel like some of the biggest mistakes property owners are making as it relates to their property taxes? . [00:19:01] Ross Litkenhous: Well, oh man. A couple things you want the biggest or just a couple whatever [00:19:05] Sam Wilson: comes to mind. I mean, [00:19:06] Ross Litkenhous: okay. It was all about, I think the big, I think the biggest probably touches on what we discuss, which is proper planning. I think if you were to talk to most real estate investors and you were to talk to most real estate professionals that are in the business of acquiring or developing properties, I think they would rather plan even if they don't like necessarily what the future holds, but at least know how to plan around it than they would. Not planning well, and then again, walking into that tax landmine and being upside down on a property. And so I would say that's probably number one, not getting a good, accurate real estate tax forecast. The second I would say is. Thinking more creatively about how you can reduce real estate taxes before you buy and build. There is an absolute plethora, I mean, an endless number of real estate tax exemption, credit, and abatement programs out there. I'm talking some of the craziest stuff that you've probably ever or never heard of and getting creative in thinking about those different opportunities where, why pay tax, if you don't have to. And again, it goes everything, deep down the agricultural exemption, brownfield tax credits, enterprise empowerment zones. I mean, there are an endless number of tax credit programs that people can dig into. And so I would say that's one area. If you're looking to really sharpen the pencil and you're really looking to boost yields and gain a competitive advantage, even through the underwriting process, before you get to final bids on a proper. Thinking about how you can kind of sneak in there, reduce your real estate taxes, give yourself a little bit more of a competitive advantage and maybe pay a little bit more. But knowing that you're gonna get it back when you save that money down the road. So I would say those two things kind of specifically are probably overlook to, to some degree. [00:20:39] Sam Wilson: Man. That's absolutely fantastic. And there's and I hate to say it, but I just don't hear that much. Talk about it. Like when you look at all the shiny deals coming across our desk and all the projections and opportunities, like very rarely do you see something in there where they're like, Hey, by the way, we're gonna kick, but take names because we've worked out a really cool rebate program on the taxes and here's how it's gonna come straight. [00:21:00] Ross Litkenhous: That's exactly right. And some of the coolest client interactions I've had when we've been able to identify this. Lesser known real estate tax credit. All of a sudden they go in there, guns, a blazed, knowing that, they're gonna be paying 50% lower taxes than anybody else. That's bidding because they got an ACE up their sleeve. That's a really cool value to [00:21:17] Sam Wilson: deliver. Yeah very cool Ross. I absolutely love it. Thank you for taking the time to come on the show today. If our listeners wanna get in touch with you and learn more about you and nor the taxon platform, what is the best way to. [00:21:29] Ross Litkenhous: So we got a couple different ways I can go to taxon.com or you can reach out to me through LinkedIn. I'm proliferal on LinkedIn in terms of posting would love to connect with anybody that's interested. My information is pretty publicly available out there. So you guys reach out to me through taxon or cavalry. One thing I would leave you with Sam, for your listeners. I spend a lot of time writing blogs on our cavalry website, under our consulting firm and that's cavalry CRE, so C a V a L R Y cre.com. If you're looking for more kind of interesting, tips and tools of the trade, wanna know something more about some of these nuance things we're talking about? That blog is great. Otherwise follow Taxonics, we got a big launch coming. Here in a few weeks in the DC area, we're still in our, pre-series a fundraise. We're almost closing that out. The response has been huge. If anybody's interested in talking with us about investing in our platform, I'd love to chat with them too, but otherwise, listen, I'm a property tax nerd. I've built my career around it. If you guys ever wanna talk property tax, don't hesitate to reach out. You'll always find a willing [00:22:28] Sam Wilson: ear. Awesome. Ross, thank you again for your time today. Certainly appreciate [00:22:32] Ross Litkenhous: it. Thanks Sam. Chris speaking with you.
Under the umbrella of “Our Meeting at the Crossroads” comes our 2nd Journey, “The Gents of the 3.5”. “Second time around”, trailing our last experience with “The Gents of the 3.5” (freshman run), The Video Mini Episode of the 3.5, and “After Talk” Sessions.Shows Designers and Co-Creator Bruno Diaz and Darren Lorenzo, along with Co Founder George Papas get together to bring you and Present our Sophomore Season, of “The Gents of the 3.5”. With host George Papas, Bruno Diaz and Darren Lorenzo.This is a show about friends. Just guys shooting the breeze. Talking about any and everything. Men don't just have locker room conversation, ladies. A day in the life of the squad, the fellas, dem boys, it's just us people.Webisode and Recapped Video Mini Episodes, Available on our Youtube page (Upward and Onward Productions LLC), our Facebook page (Upward and Onward Productions) and our Twitter/Instagram page (@UpandOnProd).Friends, how many of us have them? “We're just a band of brothers, hanging out in good company. So don't you dare try to judge us, negate on what you can't hear or see”. We are just the 3.5 folks. Nothing more, nothing less, but damn sure worth it.“To be a fly on the wall, at the barber shop or gym near the bathroom stall or when he's on his way from hangin out or after work at the end of the day”. These are “The Gents of the 3.5”. Come join us for a casual conversation.If you have any questions, inquires, or just things you'd like to add. Once again please reach out and message us on Instagram @O.M.A.T.C, or @UpandOnProd and or Facebook @UpwardandOnwardProductions or @Our.Meeting.at.the.Crossroads (page or fb. group). We appreciate you, and hope you check us out.“The Gents of the 3.5”Podcast Show Founder - Upward and Onward ProductionsConcept Co-Creators - Darren Lorenzo and Bruno DiazHost - George Papas, Bruno Diaz, Darren Lorenzo and Mike HammondDirector/Theme Song - Darren LorenzoSound Editor/Mixer - Bruno DiazContent Producers - Darren Lorenzo and Bruno Diaz
Dan, Al and Joe grieve over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and share their favorite memories with her. Audio Intro: “Pantyhose” by TV GirlFrom the Free Music ArchiveCC BY NC 4.0Audio Outro: “Pantyhose” by TV GirlFrom the Free Music ArchiveCC BY NC 4.0
Hiii besties! Today we have the smart, hilarious, and talented Jarvis Johnson (@jarvis) joining us in the passenger seat! We're covering a lot, including (but not limited to) -Dying alone -"Help! My friends hung out with my ex behind my back!" -Finally, an answer to the Cage Match Animal problem -Awkward Celebrity Encounters -Getting started in content creation And much more!! Make sure you check out Jarvis' youtube channel and his podcast, Sad Boyz. Love you guys, have the best week
00:00.00 mikebledsoe Oh last too bad. Yeah, it's great. It's great. 00:00.00 Dr_ Placebo All on my end I Still don't see it look. Do you see that see the levels. There's nothing there. You think it's great that we can only hear you talking on the recording is that what you're telling me. 00:15.28 mikebledsoe Now I can we can hear you just fine. We're working on Max's audio again. Um, how's your week ben. 00:17.27 Dr_ Placebo If you say So oh. 00:28.30 Dr_ Placebo My week's been good. How about you. 00:33.35 mikebledsoe Ah, man, it's been ah, it's been a lot of lot of fun I'm I'm rereading a book right now dollars flow to me easily by Richard dots and highly recommend it to anyone who well. Wants easy transformation. So that's really the book has little to do with money has everything to do with ah creating an inner state that ah of goodness allowing that to emerge and then ah. 01:00.62 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 01:10.26 mikebledsoe Allowing the universe to deliver all your intentions and desires to your doorstep. So if if money is what you need to reach your desires then you know I find that when I find that inner peace and goodness and just sit in that. Really cool things. Emerge. 01:33.25 Dr_ Placebo Kind of reminds me with ah dog training that it's not about training the dog. It's about training the person a lot of the time and as far as creative work is concerned if you are in a. 01:42.60 mikebledsoe Um, yeah for. 01:49.42 Dr_ Placebo Ah heightened state of some kind whether that's a flow state or otherwise you're just going to do your best work right. 01:55.49 mikebledsoe Yeah, you know what? I Also find that I've never figured anything out in Business. It's never been. You know there's definitely things to Learn. There's skills to learn. You know, managing finances and budgets and. Learning how to copyright and all these things are really useful skills and it doesn't mean you need you, You should avoid learning anything but it ah for me to sit with oh I'm going to sit and think my way to a solution when I'm having a problem is rarely. 02:26.51 Dr_ Placebo What. 02:32.43 mikebledsoe Ah, how it works out I can't even think of a time where I thought my way to a solution most of the solutions that have occurred to me has just been. You know you're in the shower or something or ah, you know I'm thinking about something I go to the fridge. 02:37.25 Dr_ Placebo Um. 02:43.83 Dr_ Placebo And. 02:49.87 Dr_ Placebo Who. 02:50.15 mikebledsoe So it's um, yeah, what I like about this book is it really puts me in that place of just observing what's good and then watching these things these ideas emerge and I definitely had that experience yesterday and um. 03:03.19 Dr_ Placebo O. 03:09.23 mikebledsoe Was being interviewed by John North um of weightlifting talk and he he and I had like similar rises of notoriety in the in the weightlifting Crossfit world and like at the same time and then also had you know. 03:24.60 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 03:27.79 mikebledsoe Kind of disappeared into the ether around the same time I I ah regularly get hit up by people on Instagram or Twitter and they're like oh shit, you're still alive like yeah yeah, still hanging out still doing some stuff and we had he. He. 03:30.30 Dr_ Placebo And. 03:37.52 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, yeah. Um, funny wo who. 03:47.14 mikebledsoe He asked me he goes he goes look. We can talk about all the good stuff we could talk about the good times. But why don't you tell us about the dark moments in your career in business I was like oh boy, Oh boy I can deliver that. 04:01.74 Dr_ Placebo Um. O. 04:05.32 mikebledsoe There's some dark moments. And yeah I don't know how long the show went on for it felt like 2 hours and it was you know I think it's the most emotional I've ever been on a podcast I don't think I've ever been interviewed and gotten that emotional. 04:09.82 Dr_ Placebo Whoa. 04:14.54 Dr_ Placebo Whoo. 04:19.92 Dr_ Placebo Woo Whoa. Oh. 04:25.11 mikebledsoe And um, yeah I really just I but basically I covered the year of 2017 for me and I didn't go through the whole year in detail but I went through the the thing a lot of the stuff that you know it's a good story. So I recommend anyone go listen to that. Um. 04:45.43 mikebledsoe Ah, do weightlifting dot com and you click on the podcasts. Ah and it was.. It was so emotional and it brought up. You know? Ah, Ah, you know if I could label the emotions. It was just there were it was just ah, a constant flow so much. So like I don't think I felt my emotions that deeply for that period that extended period of time in a very long time and when I got off the show. My fiance she she went off to dinner with a friend of hers. So I go sit in the sauna afterwards and meditate and just Sawa and cold plunge and then came home and got in bed and it. It occurred to me I was like this story that this story of 2017 is there's so many lessons that I learned that I really a lot of times I share the lessons in a very straightforward way but not in. But I could be sharing it from a place of storytelling which as you know that's the best way to get a point across is if you can embed it in a story. 05:52.98 Dr_ Placebo So. 06:00.80 Dr_ Placebo We need an arc with no arc no one care. No one cares without an arc. It might be true. It might be correct, but no one cares and that's been ah that's been something that I have hardly capitalized on much. 06:03.72 mikebledsoe Yeah, so no one cares. 06:17.43 Dr_ Placebo Because I don't care about the story interestingly enough I just want the I want the bullet points I want them in the correct sequence and I want as little fluff as possible but that's just not how people work. 06:23.76 mikebledsoe I yeah. 06:34.10 mikebledsoe No yeah mean we live by narratives and archetypes and archetypes is even a narrative about a type of person and ah you know? And yeah, so in in the world of you know speakers you know. 06:35.16 Dr_ Placebo The. 06:51.61 mikebledsoe I know you know this is every great speaker has got their keynote story and speakers that have been around for a long time people who get on stage. They'll have 2 or 3 depending on the situation and I've had so many I've had like so many they. So. 06:55.80 Dr_ Placebo A good. 07:10.83 mikebledsoe Speaking Coaches Love targeting me as a client they're like okay you know you're you're good on Stage. You're good at telling stories all this but you haven't really honed in on a story that converts people into a product that you're selling or a service. Or whatever and I go Yeah, you know, ah all the greats. The people who can sell a lot. They do it through storytelling and I've tried different stories and nothing really nothing really stuck. Nothing was super powerful and. 07:48.58 mikebledsoe I'm in bed last night and I'm I'm simply in the fields of my feelings and emergency goes. Oh that's that's the story. You should tell because these guys were on the edge of their seat at the end they were blown away they were it was it was obvious it was and I had never told the story in. 07:56.13 Dr_ Placebo Are. 08:07.62 mikebledsoe That much detail before on a podcast partly because lawsuits are a part of it and ah you know while lawsuits are going on. You can't go around telling stories about it. But it's ah. 08:19.40 Dr_ Placebo Um I would check with someone who knows these things rather than your hunch. 08:23.37 mikebledsoe I Think enough time has passed I think I'm okay. 08:31.30 mikebledsoe Ah I'm pretty sure. Um, yeah, the contract said something about 3 years and it's been more than three years. So I'm not too worried about it. 08:42.63 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, it's Interesting. You mentioned that because I find I know I'm in the minority but I find ah nothing ah less genuine and more fake when I see a speaker going through this big personal story. I'm like I I want to go like I know what you're trying to do. Can you stop it. You're annoying me like I came here to learn something and if you give me this long thing about your life I'm only going to leave. Basically so I I I know I'm in the minority. Um, with with that. But I mean. 09:02.81 mikebledsoe Okay, yeah. 09:12.55 mikebledsoe You are. 09:17.76 Dr_ Placebo Really successful guys. Ah, really do like Tug the heartstrings they play they play a crowd like a fiddle and it's quite a cool skill. But if I'm in the crowd I I like start to hate that person almost and I hate that person that's too strong but it makes me. 09:30.94 mikebledsoe Yeah there. 09:36.60 Dr_ Placebo It makes me ah feel less connected to them because I know that they're not doing this to provide a service they're doing this to like puff up their character right? who. 09:48.20 mikebledsoe Right? right? Yeah I mean um I think you and I are like in that way and that might be why we avoid you know, telling that story and um. 09:54.98 Dr_ Placebo It depends on what message you're trying to convey to right? like it's possible to tell a good story without making it about yourself right? You can talk about like. 10:08.66 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 10:12.65 Dr_ Placebo Costs and benefits and consequences and archetypes without telling a 20 minute personal story during a 30 minute lecture 10:21.35 mikebledsoe Well one of the most popular one of the most popular books on leadership a couple years ago was extreme ownership and I don't know if you read that is by Jocko willing and the entire the there's like ah a paragraph that gives the lesson embedded in. 10:28.43 Dr_ Placebo Yeah I did. 10:37.93 Dr_ Placebo These war stories. It's worst. It's war stories and I was like what what? yeah. 10:39.20 mikebledsoe this this story it's all war stories war stories with like ah like you could you could have gotten the point in like 2 pages the entire book. But it's buried in all these war stories and everyone loved it and I was like I like I was it was okay. 10:54.25 Dr_ Placebo I Find that? yeah well, what's funny is um, like I I don't like the book I think he is a really interesting character and it's the perfect example. Of who you want to lead a team of killers like but but is that who I want to emulate in my personal life as a leader and it's like I don't think so you know there are qualities that you can pick and choose and that's why it's so tricky to. 11:13.20 mikebledsoe Yes. 11:21.66 mikebledsoe Right. 11:30.89 Dr_ Placebo Pick someone to emulate consciously or subconsciously because you're only ah seeing a window into their life and you may not want their life. Um, right. 11:40.31 mikebledsoe Well in addition to that I mean you referred to dwayne the Rock Johnson in that regard before I think even on the last show but the the and I agree with the Jocko thing there was there were. 11:50.95 Dr_ Placebo That's my go to. 11:56.52 mikebledsoe There were certain things about that book and his attitude that just don't don't jive with me either and it's always been funny because people people are like oh my God It was so good I'm like well what parts are like all of it I'm like ah maybe not all of it. But some of it was Good. Um. And it because we do. We do need to be careful about who we model and. 12:21.57 Dr_ Placebo We're supposed to think that the books are good sometimes sometimes you're just supposed to think a book is good like my ah my friend was really kind. She got me a Tony Robbins book ah his newest who is his newest one life force. 12:33.64 mikebledsoe I who. 12:37.66 Dr_ Placebo Um, and before you think this is a plug This is the opposite of a plug. Whatever I'm about to do right now I was like I was it was fucking unreadable. It was so embarrassing like it was a giant infomercial of widgets that he's invested into. 12:41.84 mikebledsoe Ah me. But. 12:49.41 mikebledsoe A. 12:57.47 Dr_ Placebo Very unclear, very superficial, hardly practical, really like off the-wall shit that applies to nobody I Fucking hated it and of course I told my friend this too I told my friend this I was like that's one of the worst books about health that I think I've ever Read. It was hard to Read. It wasn't Useful. It wasn't simple. It wasn't clear but I really appreciate the gift. You know what? I mean like don't like hey I I Really appreciate that someone would buy a book for me I Think that's really nice but I don't have to like it just because. 13:25.97 mikebledsoe Ah, good effort. 13:36.43 Dr_ Placebo Um, you're supposed to like it and I think that happens quite a lot and. 13:39.62 mikebledsoe Well, you're gonna be my editor for my book. So it's gonna it's gonna have to pass the the max shank Sniff test. 13:47.69 Dr_ Placebo Ah, oh dude, ah call me the copy doced. Yeah copy doctor a doctor the copy up I'm I'm great I'm great at that sort of thing. 13:50.91 mikebledsoe The what the copy Doc Oh okay, all right, all right? Perfect Oh perfect, all right look at that look at that folks. We finally agreed to do something outside of the podcast. So. 14:04.44 Dr_ Placebo Oh perfect. 14:10.16 mikebledsoe Ah, well you brought up something interesting and because ah we are we learn through modeling but we also have anti-models and there are people that we don't want to be like and we got to be ah, equally careful of that. So. There's a number Tony Robbins would fall in this category right? Maybe maybe for you I'm the same way I've never. 14:34.73 Dr_ Placebo I Think he does some great stuff by the way I think there are people that he legitimately helps so much and I think that's fantastic and I think that book was awful. 14:42.98 mikebledsoe I agree. Yeah well I think his style overall is just not for me I don't think you're going to find max and I and a crowd of 10000 people you know psyching ourselves up. It's just not kind of not going to happen and we don't need that we're we're past that. 14:53.93 Dr_ Placebo Woo Totally right? Hey people like different things. 15:01.96 mikebledsoe And people like different things but we're not going to model Tony Robbins you're you're not going to find max or I on stage. You know, screaming at people and getting them pumped up with music and jumping around and it's just not going to happen. And we should. We should just do it just to just a fuck with people like. 15:20.32 Dr_ Placebo Cut to a year we're both on stage with headsets on. Are you guys ready to do fire breathing and then ah. 15:32.28 Dr_ Placebo I would do I would do a fake one I would I would do a fake one and just ah play a character I think that would be hilarious. 15:37.80 mikebledsoe Too bad We don't live in the same town Anymore. We can make a bunch of Spoofs about personal development programs. But ah, we got to be equally Careful. So ah, you know I don't think I shared this with you privately. But I didn't share this On. Podcast and I'll I'll share it I won't mention who this person is but I was hanging out with this person and they refused to wear a seatbelt why because they were because there's a law that says they're supposed to so they just don't want to do it and then the same person. 16:13.64 Dr_ Placebo Rebel without a cause sure. 16:15.25 mikebledsoe Ribble without a cause and the same person opens up their mail at the house opens it up. There's a picture of a license plate and saying you were speeding in the zone or whatever he rips it in half throws in the garbage can he's a god that's the thirteenth one this year and. Ah, and you know I I don't disagree I would handle that differently. But there's a lot of like really easy easy legal ways of getting out of traffic tickets that involve automatic cameras. They pretty much have. You pretty you challenge it at all and they have to drop it because nobody caught you in the act. So ah, the the point is is a lot of times people who who are the rebel without a cause they just rebelling so they they may find some. We could say some people just rebellious in nature like I'm I'm very rebellious you're rebellious I can tell you that you you don't match the status quo heartily at all and yeah, and. 17:18.57 Dr_ Placebo But only because they're really Ill like if they were healthy I would like I I don't even really want to be a rebel I Just want to get a good result. But. 17:26.76 mikebledsoe But to be. Yeah, you're selective right? And so I remember you know I'm in the car with the person and they're not wearing their seatbelt I'm like why you know why didn you put on the seatbelt like yeah, that and I go Well, you know it's it's you're following in the same trap of lack of critical thinking. 17:48.68 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 17:49.85 mikebledsoe You don't want to be like this person so you don't do anything like that person does it like ah Tony Robbins like you were saying there are some aspects of his life that should definitely be emulated. But if you go look I don't like Tony Robbins I'm not can do anything and this is a lot of people and people general. 18:00.13 Dr_ Placebo Yep. 18:07.15 Dr_ Placebo So it's the devil. 18:07.59 mikebledsoe A lot of times generalize this to say wealthy people. Oh I don't wanna be like I don't want to be like that greedy rich guy. So I'm not gonna have any money I'm like you know you can have money without being greedy right? like there's and there's collapsed distinctions in there but you gotta be careful about. 18:20.98 Dr_ Placebo Right? Yep I know Yep, it's the same ah like God and the devil ad hommonym appeal to authority thing. 18:27.37 mikebledsoe Who you're modeling and then who you're anti-modeling. 18:36.32 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, um. 18:36.94 Dr_ Placebo Over and over like if you dislike somebody personally and that causes you to ignore the lesson they have that would help you then you're an idiot you're you're overly emotional and you're conflating this personality that you don't like. Thinking that they are wrong and that's just simply not the case right? You have to be able to dislike somebody and still be able to use your logic to determine whether they're right about something or not and I've had plenty of opportunity to do this because ah, especially. In ah like the copywriting world right? like there's there's a supreme emphasis on exaggerating the truth and maybe even being like a bit of an egomaniac and so those are traits that I really dislike personally and there are even people. 19:18.11 mikebledsoe Um. 19:33.63 Dr_ Placebo That I dislike personally but I still want to take the um the idea separate from the individual. It's like ah is Bill Cosby still funny yes absolutely fucking. Hilarious 1 of the best comedians of all time and whether you think he is ah guilty of certain crimes or not should be irrelevant to the comedy. Um, and this is not a popular take by the way I'm not going to win any friends with this. Idea. Ah okay I think people like ah Bill Cosby less than hitler somehow even though it's entirely possible that the guy was completely set up which is crazy to think about you know, speaking of all that I think it's so funny. 20:08.60 mikebledsoe Um, I'm going to follow it up with a hitler one. So we'll just lose everybody. 20:21.27 mikebledsoe Yeah Trump. 20:27.20 Dr_ Placebo That we we collectively kind of watch the news and we see something or we hear something we're like whoa how did that happen and then we watch a movie and we go whoa. That's amazing. So realistic and we never think that some of those movie people would. Like create some news like if you're directing a movie. You're organizing thousands of people, computer programmers actors extras camera people and it's like you think these ah geniuses of illusion. Never fabricate some sort of reality of. 20:48.91 mikebledsoe No, ah. 21:05.31 Dr_ Placebo Of course they do is. It's very. It's very interesting. How quick we are to throw people under the bus just because ah he said she said kind of thing. 21:13.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, that's absolutely right? Yeah, the the I would say the movie. What's happening in movie theaterore and what's happening in the news is is very much alike I think there's tons of crossover there I mean it what this is. 21:28.87 Dr_ Placebo Of course, there's incentive to do So What do we? What do we know? if there is an incentive and opportunity it happens like there's enough people that if there's incentive and opportunity. It's happening. You don't have to like it. But that's what's happening. 21:36.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 21:44.67 mikebledsoe Yeah, there's I'm gonna go into like conspiracy theory land a bit but that but there's there's actual evidence of cia being involved in hollywood in the early stages of of Hollywood coming around. Um. 21:46.43 Dr_ Placebo Are. 21:58.48 Dr_ Placebo If if they weren't They'd be stupid to be the central stupid agency if they weren't using the fucking movies and like I mean are you kidding me like this whole. 22:00.92 mikebledsoe They yeah. 22:08.93 mikebledsoe Ah. 22:12.14 Dr_ Placebo Even the word conspiracy is used as an ad hominem attack when the word conspiracy just means that people meet up in secret everybody people meet up in secret all the fucking time That's like almost all that happens. 22:19.88 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, and um, and people have theories about them about these meetings now it and ah even before the cia I mean that's how they drummed up. 22:27.71 Dr_ Placebo No deck. 22:35.18 mikebledsoe Ah, interest or support for the war effort in World War two is they would they would show these they would they would show these hype videos like sizzle reels basically of why you should support the War effort World War Two and. 22:38.52 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 22:51.86 mikebledsoe It worked it hyped everybody up and they use movie theaters for that early on so when you look at what how that was used then and then you look at ah who if you watch the news like so Cbs is probably the worst Cbs Nbc you watching these major news networks. Almost every evening you're going to see them interviewing somebody from the cia or somebody who used to work for the cia or the Fbi or something like that these intelligence agencies have totally got these ah news agencies by the balls. 23:19.54 Dr_ Placebo A. 23:30.74 mikebledsoe Like they they basically get to weave whatever narrative and they desire and people just buy it hook line and sinker and so I bring this up because yeah, the differences between Hollywood and what's happening in the news same thing same people. Ah. 23:34.41 Dr_ Placebo Well. O. 23:47.63 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, no doubt like there's too much incentive and opportunity for that to not be going on I would say it would be foolish to not do that if one of the main goals is to control the domestic population and then. 23:50.16 mikebledsoe Same narratives. 23:56.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 24:07.36 Dr_ Placebo Maybe like a secondary goal is ah to defend against foreign invaders because one of them is way more likely to cause a problem actually historically speaking I mean yeah. 24:15.85 mikebledsoe 1 the and the United States that's absolutely true because get waging war on the us is difficult. There's you know two oceans between every yeah, geographically we're positioned really well. There's there's a lot of reasons. 24:25.97 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, there's a lot of reasons lot of reasons. Yeah, you got to watch out for Knida I hear their military has grown to 2000 people I don't know why I'm talking I don't know why I'm talking on Canada. 24:34.42 mikebledsoe Um. 24:38.76 mikebledsoe Sorry Canadian listeners to get fired up. 24:45.18 Dr_ Placebo Like Well what's the point there's it's like ah it's like picking on the small kid that's like hardly fair. Yeah, it's kind of funny I Guess yeah. 24:51.51 mikebledsoe Is got. It's like ah south part in South Bark and the was it Terrence and Philip did you ever watch south part. 25:02.14 Dr_ Placebo I watched ah tons of South Park I actually even caught their ah concert they did to celebrate their ah 25 year ah anniversary um, is on. It's on Youtube they showed the whole thing. It was incredible. 25:08.11 mikebledsoe Did you? Oh I thought you caught it live. 25:16.96 Dr_ Placebo Oh no, no I didn't go live but I did watch it at home. It was fantastic Man it was crazy I mean they got like ah the remaining members from rush to come play. You know they had they had like these serious rock stars like come out of retirement. 25:26.18 mikebledsoe Oh man. 25:34.67 Dr_ Placebo Just so they could play with the guys who made south park and I mean it just shows that what they've created ah goes across all these different genres of art and culture and I think those guys are absolute creative monsters. They played a ton of so it was just those guys are crazy talented crazy motivated. It was a hell of a cool thing to see ah six days to air. Great documentary. Terrific. That's how they stay so current. Meanwhile you know Simpsons. Ah. 25:59.88 mikebledsoe Well they they put the shows together in six days yeah Yeah 26:14.16 Dr_ Placebo Which also ah used to be a great show. Um, they're like six months out basically of what's going on so South Park is always crazy current on what's going on because they ah condense that creative work so much. 26:31.13 mikebledsoe Yeah, my my my favorite south part ever to this date I think I laughed harder on any other one was the ah when they covered the recession 2007 2008 and and when they chopped it. 26:42.57 Dr_ Placebo Oh that was good. So so funny. 26:46.97 mikebledsoe Head off the chicken and let it run around to figure out which who's gonna get bailed out next shit shit sent me over the fucking Moon I was I lost it ugly these people are complete geniuses is this so good. 27:01.42 Dr_ Placebo He's like trying to return a margarita v he's like well what we did is we took your Margaritaville loan and we bundled it together with a bunch of other Margaritaville loans and we traded it on the open market and then we have people betting. On the viability of the payback of those marker. It's like a fucking margarita maker but they're just going through the whole thing. Ah but through the lens of like an overpriced beverage machine is so funny. Those guys are absolute studs anyway, yeah so. 27:26.21 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 27:32.76 Dr_ Placebo Back to conspiracy theories. Ah which are really just ah I Guess it's like ah hypotheses right? It's not like it depends on. 27:42.35 mikebledsoe Right? Well here's the thing is here's the thing is I think we're conspiracy theories people with conspiracy theories get in trouble is when they believe them ah or people who hear conspiracy theory they believe it and it's as if they forget the theory part. And ah, you know there's you know who people are treating like conspiracy facts or conspiracy truth or whatever you want to call it and that's it's it's funny I get sometimes I'll meet somebody who's way into that I'm like like.. What do you believe? I'm like dude I have a hard time believing my own thoughts most of the time let alone some really complicated explanation of how we got this result and somehow you've connected all these dots. 28:27.26 Dr_ Placebo A. 28:34.74 mikebledsoe That are this infinite amount of information and go I know who the bad actorress I'm like oh I don't fucking know but I I do know who to avoid though. 28:41.80 Dr_ Placebo You know what? I think about all this I think that well when when I think about this sort of thing because I I try to use the scientific method which is not ah science tm it's the scientific method. Which is ah see guess test and record right? And if you're really being scientific about things. It really means you're using the scientific method and one of my favorite examples of abandoning the scientific method. Is by people who are atheists. This is a very very funny thing to me because in order to be an atheist the definition of an atheist. Is you believe there is no god certainly but what's funny is that is so far. Equally unproven as the fact is there are 1 or more gods now once again, it depends on your definition of god if you say god is something you believe without proof then there are ah you know certain gods available. Some people could say that money fiat money. Which is faith money is a type of god based on your semantic definition. But what's funny to me is that atheism is a religion of there is definitely no god meaning it is having faith that there is 0 gods. 30:16.86 Dr_ Placebo And religion is a faith based on. There is 1 or more gods. But if you are truly scientific about it. They are both equally invalid because the burden of proof should be on the one who's trying to prove it. So to me atheism is the absolute funniest religion because it's just based on elitism of I'm too smart to believe in 1 or more gods. But I'm also but that's what I'm saying. It's ah it's a cult. 30:41.50 mikebledsoe Well I think a lot of people just that they claim it because they don't want to appear stupid. Yeah. 30:50.28 Dr_ Placebo Of I'm smart. It has no bearing on science whatsoever agnostic is perfectly reasonable but atheism is ah like super unscientific right? So just because no one has proven. There is 1 or more gods doesn't. 31:02.36 mikebledsoe Yeah. 31:09.83 Dr_ Placebo Mean that there is definitely no gods. So it's ah it's like the funniest tribalistic religion that claims to be scientific, but their proof that there is no god is just as scientific as the proof that there is 1 or more which is zilch. If we're talking about the scientific method and that's what's so funny to me. So it's that my favorite example is that atheism is a religion also with no proof and so like like it's it's great. 31:43.30 mikebledsoe Yeah, there's I think there's a ah Terrence Mckenna quote and he he says something. Ah I'm not gonna quote it exactly but basically take a a scientific based sciencebased atheist and. 31:44.77 Dr_ Placebo You. Oh. 32:00.98 mikebledsoe To explain how the world started and it's like look you just give me 1 single miracle and I can explain everything else and it's like oh yeah, so you kind of stuck there. 32:07.90 Dr_ Placebo Right. 32:15.95 Dr_ Placebo Ah, totally even the name is very funny. The big bang that it's like the least scientific ah label I've ever heard. There was a it. It sounds like a a fucking ah ah, primitive tribe. 32:21.47 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's um. 32:33.90 Dr_ Placebo Trying to explain lightning or the sun. First there was a big boom and then there was fire. 32:34.12 mikebledsoe Well. 32:41.51 mikebledsoe Um, as you're you're so spot on so well we got this new telescope out there supposedly I don't know what to believe anymore. Um, probably cgi. Well you you know about the new telescope they put out there that makes the hubble. It's like 20 32:49.88 Dr_ Placebo I Think telescopes are awesome I Well I I I totally telescopes are cool telescopes and microscopes are. 32:58.47 mikebledsoe I Forget how many more times more powerful than the hubble it is but. 33:06.81 Dr_ Placebo Incredibly cool. 33:08.71 mikebledsoe So cool. So um I guess that all these scientists are questioning themselves now they these astrolog astronomers now astrologists astronomers. Um. 33:19.35 Dr_ Placebo K five. 33:25.48 mikebledsoe They're questioning everything because they're looking out there and going oh is the universe contracting and they're doing their job. So but here's. 33:31.70 Dr_ Placebo Wait They're questioning everything. Do you mean? they're doing science. 33:43.50 mikebledsoe I Mean we've already talked about this the scientific community at large is primarily filled with institutional thinking you know and ah yeah, so like I think some of these scientists are having you know existential crises at this moment is what it sounds like. 33:45.82 Dr_ Placebo Um, ah so it's a it's a little religion. It's a little religion. Yeah. 34:01.84 mikebledsoe Because the the new findings put the big bang in question and now they're going. Well we got to find an answer and it's interesting how we as humans. It's like we need to have some type of ah there's this desire to to ah Certainty. It's like if you. If you're an atheist or you're a Christian or you're a muslim or whatever it is. There's a level of certainty that's being clung to and that creates ah safety. So if I can come in the room and I can create certainty in the room then people feel safe and they. Their nervous system calms down and. 34:42.51 Dr_ Placebo That's why people make bomb shelters and and hide away bunkers. It's because there's a natural tendency to expand your sphere of control and um. So that that is a hunger that can never be totally filled because you're always going to find some new thing further as you project into the future. So. The only path is some acceptance right? But if you're a hardcore control freak and you must know and you must have certainty. Then there's no end to the certainty because then you'll be like okay, what about 10 years from now. Okay, what about 15 years from now. Okay, what about 50 years from now. Okay, what about my great-great-grandchildren how do I make sure that they survive to be 1000 years old and. 35:31.58 mikebledsoe Yeah, well, it's interesting. You bring that up the so we think about certainty and we're we're talking about how the universe started people are desiring to have certainty around that so they either choose a religion that has a story about how it started or. 35:32.70 Dr_ Placebo There's no end to it. 35:47.45 Dr_ Placebo Um, how nice that they don't have any real problems. 35:51.22 mikebledsoe Which which I I really like I really like ah yeah I like and I really like a lot of ah religious genesis stories because there's so many metaphors in these genesis stories around language and basically. 36:09.88 Dr_ Placebo Um, in the beginning there was the word and the word was god. 36:09.99 mikebledsoe Ah, the the exactly and so yeah and if you if you it's so easy I remember being a kid and hearing that and I go I don't know what the hell that means and. All right? So then he created Adam and then he created the mountains and the earth and oceans and all the ship in the the birds and the fishes and um, it's really like the way I read that now is it's um, it's a metaphor for consciousness. 36:28.41 Dr_ Placebo Right. 36:42.33 mikebledsoe Consciousness came online for human beings when language came online. Oh I now have a word for this and this word separates me from the from God the natural world and when when read that way. It makes a lot more sense to me. But when some. 36:45.15 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 36:57.72 Dr_ Placebo To me God is the genesis of an idea like that's why they say ah you know the word is God and God is the word is that that's the genesis of an idea. So ah, interestingly enough by that logic God is in fact, real. It's just been made by man just like logic is real and it's also a God Basically an idea that's been invented by man. Yeah. 37:24.78 mikebledsoe Well the well the idea the idea that um was it men don't have ideas ideas have men. Ah who that that's ah man was that voltaire not quite. 37:30.73 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, yeah. 37:37.64 Dr_ Placebo I think that was ah max shank who said that actually I'm just going to misattributing all these baller quotes from like many centuries ago and they'll be like wasn't that Plato I was like no that was me. 37:41.55 mikebledsoe Um, so ah, the a did I I. 37:55.31 Dr_ Placebo Because no one will no one will follow up very few people. 37:59.22 mikebledsoe I love posting really like I'll come across a quote and I'll put it on Twitter and then one out of 10 times I was like you know that's normally attributed to Martin Luther King Junior however it was really said by so I'm like get the fuck out of here focus focus on the quote. Don't worry about where it came from. 38:12.43 Dr_ Placebo Yeah I used to be like that too I used to be totally. Ah well my favorite quote is what's more important the quote or the quoter and that's ah my quote which is fucking hilarious I think because does it really matter who said it and what's funny. Is it. 38:24.97 mikebledsoe Ah, oh. 38:30.16 Dr_ Placebo Does it does a lot of the time sometimes there's a great quote from like an unknown monk in ah, 1500 Bc or something like that or 500 a d or whatever and people are like oh that's really cool but that would be the easiest quote to poach. 38:49.00 mikebledsoe Right? Like you know or you know the and Chinese proverb unknown um know yeah and you know that who you're quoting a context matters. So you know if it's a quote. Yeah, but. 38:52.78 Dr_ Placebo Right? right. 39:01.32 Dr_ Placebo The appeal to Authority That's God Also so God is the genesis of an idea. It's a word. It's a new idea and it's also um, that appeal to an authority. It's ah like a focal point. 39:11.28 mikebledsoe Well are are you coming? Are you coming at this from the perspective that that people create thoughts or ideas. 39:23.61 Dr_ Placebo Um, that's a good question I I believe that ah the thoughts that people have are a combination or permutation of what they have experienced. So. If you put a human being in a vacuum and just gave it food. It wouldn't learn. Ah how to speak it wouldn't learn language so it's just some sort of um. Synthesis or combination or permutation of everything that you are aware of and that's why the idea of having like the genesis of language at all is very interesting and there's a specificity of language. That occurs in many different animals like dolphins and orca have different languages or at least Orca have different languages based on the pod or the family that they're a part of ah green monkeys can lie and say look out. There's a hawk or and we don't know if it. It means hawk or if it just means danger from above but they have distinct calls for danger from above or danger from low below and what they'll do is they will lie. So like if you have a banana I'll say look out a hawk in green monkey language and you'll look out for the hawk and then I'll snatch your. 40:38.97 mikebledsoe A. 40:51.33 Dr_ Placebo Ah, your your banana right? So like it's literally the oldest trick in the book which is look over there while I Rob you so so language ah is I I think um the genesis of some ideas. But. 40:57.26 mikebledsoe Yeah, so. 41:08.71 Dr_ Placebo You know a polar bear may not have language but it can still plan a spider doesn't have language but it can still plan out an attack where it will like walk around and jump around until they're above their prey and then dangle themselves down mission Impossible style. So. 41:23.92 mikebledsoe Well well the question I got to ask next is so are are you I find there's 2 camps. There's one camp which is the most popular camp which is. The the materialistic view which is ah consciousness is a byproduct of biology like the biology exists not is what makes consciousness possible or is our. 41:51.49 Dr_ Placebo Um. 41:56.59 Dr_ Placebo And. 41:57.93 mikebledsoe Is physical matter a ah ah manifestation of consciousness. 42:05.38 Dr_ Placebo Um, you know that's a I knew that's the question you were going to ask actually? um, ah fortunately I have the exact correct answer which is ah how could I know? Ah, it's like ah I. 42:15.78 mikebledsoe Ooh. 42:21.20 Dr_ Placebo I can think so does that mean I am so is it I think therefore I am or I am therefore I think basically so our sensory ah Organs influence the way we interpret the world. 42:28.17 mikebledsoe Right. 42:40.26 Dr_ Placebo as well as um the the influence of our surroundings like in Africa there's way more words for green because the distinction between different plants is a little more important different words for snow in the inuit tribes. Because that distinction is way more important for survival. Um, whether you are ah, an animal having ah an experience of consciousness or whether you are a consciousness who has called yourself an animal is sort of like a chicken or the egg type of situation. My. My personal perspective is that the I that I refer to as I is um, basically a fabrication of our culture so without these ideas of. Names and things like that you would just be an animal and all animals have some level of consciousness ah mushrooms have some level of consciousness. It's it's a different level of consciousness than a human being. But the fact that they can you know send information miles across a web of mycelium as soon as they figure out how to digest a certain type of material like the biggest living organism is actually a mycelium I think it's an Oregon. 44:11.64 Dr_ Placebo And it's several square miles in size which is pretty cool and what'll happen is they'll encounter a material that they can't digest figure out a way to digest it and that information that signal will get sent all the way across the mycelium. 44:14.54 mikebledsoe Yeah. 44:29.63 Dr_ Placebo To the other side and then they'll start being able to digest that material whether that's like some sort of rocky mineral or ah or what have you? Ah so different animals and fungi have different levels of consciousness but ah just like the. Story of of God or no God or these gods or those gods. That's that's our invention. 44:57.47 mikebledsoe Yeah, the um, the perspective I I tend to hold is consciousness creates. There's when I when I went through the hermetic principles. The first principle is that everything is of mind and ah. The idea is that ah everything everything occurs in the mind first and when I when I'm holding that perspective I I find that to be the most useful I don't know which one is true and. 45:31.88 Dr_ Placebo And. 45:34.10 mikebledsoe Like you had said, there's no way to know. Um, you know I I think some people have had some experiences that would have them really believe one way or another for me personally I find it to be more useful to ah to be of the. Belief that consciousness is creating everything it to me. It makes everything a little more malleable and if I believe that anything could be changed through thought. Ah then. 46:10.40 mikebledsoe Then that that seems much more powerful to me and. 46:14.32 Dr_ Placebo There's a great book by Richard Bachman called illusions that I really like it kind of talks about that. How you you know like ah the only reason you can't swim through the earth and stand on the water is because of your belief in the illusion. 46:18.25 mikebledsoe I've read that? yeah. 46:30.80 mikebledsoe Well here's the thing is okay so I the way I see is you don't have a separate mind that I have there's one mind we all share it. You just have different you just you just? yes, you just. 46:30.87 Dr_ Placebo That it can only work a certain way. 46:42.87 Dr_ Placebo For humans humans only so one species has one hive mind. Basically yeah. 46:52.15 mikebledsoe Yeah, we have a certain filter. Um, you know what? I'm gonna have to sit with that one I'm gonna go back and sit with that that question ah because they animals just may have the filter. So the way I see is we share the same mind Consciousness is expanding. 46:59.74 Dr_ Placebo And. 47:09.81 mikebledsoe Um, the universe is doing its thing and um may Ornet may not be expanding I'm sure it goes through expansions and contractions just like everything else. Another hermetic print principle being as above so below and. 47:21.46 Dr_ Placebo How could we measure. 47:27.20 mikebledsoe We can measure it to a point. But yeah, once you get out there. It's not going to happen. Ah so ah, we all have like this super mind and this is why a lot of the same ideas occur to people around the planet simultaneously or they've done studies with rats where. They're teaching them something in a lab in France and then a lab in Alaska they see those rats be able to solve whatever puzzle that was taught to the rats in France and so you know there they never so met they stayed in those locations. There was no. 47:53.45 Dr_ Placebo M. 48:03.33 mikebledsoe No communication between the two that we we would know about and yet they still do that So there. There are some I don't of I would call it ah evidence for it. But there's definitely correlative evidence for that argument and so I really like to think about it as like. These aren't even my thoughts I'm not these are thoughts that are flowing through me and my filter is allowing me to have you know certain thoughts where I'm allowing those thoughts to come and go and so I become a lot less attached to like this is even mine I get a conversation with someone we're having where brainstorming. It's like. This isn't really my thought it's not your thought it's you know it's this is just a thing that's happening right Now. So I like the thing about it like that and I find that to be ah the most useful there's another point I was going? yeah. 48:49.32 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 48:57.34 Dr_ Placebo It makes you sound pretty cool Either way I but I think so ah yeah, it's like ah I I don't think you're using it that way. But it's funny because it's kind of like. 49:01.28 mikebledsoe Does it perfect. That's what I was going for I mean that's the real use utility here. 49:14.95 Dr_ Placebo Kind of like the coolness factor is apathy. So the super enlightened factor is it's not about me man. It's just about you know the collective. Whatever's going I'm just a conduit I'm just a channel for what's happening now there there is no me man and you're like fuck that guy sounds really cool. 49:25.33 mikebledsoe Yeah. 49:33.24 Dr_ Placebo And then what ends up happening is the guy's like fuck. Maybe I am really cool and then it it comes like crashing down and I've experienced that personally a few times myself where I'm like oh man I'm really just like you know I'm I am I'm in it. It's not. There's no me I'm just like. 49:40.90 mikebledsoe Um, be. 49:52.95 Dr_ Placebo It's all happening right now and I'm a big part of it and then I go fuck I think I must be pretty enlightened and then just fucking back to the basement like shoots and ladders all the way back to level 1 49:58.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, the the prop the problem is when you get credit for it. That's that's when it happens someone else gives you credit you give yourself credit and then yeah, then it all just falls at pieces. 50:06.65 Dr_ Placebo Well, that's what. 50:14.14 Dr_ Placebo Well and that's also like the the bane of the guru like I was talking um talking with my buddy Brian this morning. Um I know I was well I was talking to him. But yesterday I was talking to ah another gal who works with me Victoria and she got me this lovely book. Ah, that I haven't read yet. Just got it for me wrote a really nice note in it. Ah and I was like oh man, that's so nice and it's by brene brown and brene brown is one of those people who if you're a lady you have to think she's awesome and. I think she is I think she's got a ton of really good ideas. But I think um as you embody the guru more and more you have to create more stuff so you have to muddy the waters a little bit otherwise you sound like what people call a broken record. So what I notice. Is that someone will have a few fantastic idea and I don't know I haven't read the book. It could be like life changing best book I've ever read. But if a pert. 51:18.31 mikebledsoe Rene Brown is good but to me falls into a similar categories Tony Robbins there's some good stuff in there. But if you dig further beyond the self-love conversation. She gets look. She's an expert in 1 thing and. And think she got lost in some other stuff. 51:35.24 Dr_ Placebo So selling herself right? And that's what I'm talking about with guruism like you have people with good ideas like Jocko. Ah good ideas. But there's a hunger for more and people are like guru. Ah please tell tell me what. Tell me the truth illuminate the way and if the guru says I already did it fits on an index card like I'm done like go do the thing I said people are like I think I'll find a new guru and they're like wait a second I just thought of something in fact, in. 51:57.77 mikebledsoe Yeah. 52:08.50 mikebledsoe I got bills to pay. Ah. 52:11.00 Dr_ Placebo In fact, it's even it's even better than what I taught you before. In fact, this secret I Just I just unveiled and you know so like the that's what I mean with like the bane of the guru is now you have embodied the guru. And I felt that happen to myself which is why I just fucking vanished off the face of the internet for several years and people are like what what totally totally man. 52:34.54 mikebledsoe As you're as you're talking about this. Um I relate completely because I I kind of I fell off as well. Yeah, it was like it's like oh I got to keep making shit up. Ah life is actually pretty good. It's pretty simple, pretty straightforward. 52:45.86 Dr_ Placebo I Wrote 200 plus articles about exercise I Taught 200 seminars all over the world I wrote all these books and video courses and they're excellent by the way like my latest couple primal athleticism and elasticity available on maxshank.com Are so good. They're They're really good. But also if you are having to keep pace with some sort of artificially imposed ah like guruism you're going to muddy the waters a little too much and that's. Um I don't know other than repeating yourself a lot if there is a way to avoid that because there's definitely a hunger and a thirst for knowledge and if you have embodied the characteristics or the character. The avatar of the guru. There's There's definitely a pressure to to make more of this this thing than there actually needs to be. 53:43.48 mikebledsoe But me. 53:50.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, well um, think of my friend Jesse Elder who's amazing. Love that guy and so inspired by his creativity and he tends to attract hit huh. 54:07.11 Dr_ Placebo Here comes here. It comes. Ah. 54:07.94 mikebledsoe But he had. He's very good at attracting a crowd and he's got that guru vibe goinglling on and the thing that impresses me with him is when I met him in 2014 he was just getting started on the like speaking gig thing. 54:12.97 Dr_ Placebo So ah. 54:23.49 Dr_ Placebo Um. 54:24.94 mikebledsoe And what he was talking about then and what he's talking about now is very much the same but he's so good at creating new context and and weaving together stories to bring people in so like it's it's he he really has gotten it to some core truths and he's really good at. 54:38.74 Dr_ Placebo Whoa. 54:44.85 mikebledsoe Ah, communicating it. But what I'm most impressed with is is a ability to communicate those in a way that people can receive has continuously improved over the years and I love seeing you know I'll see him speak and then three months later seem to speak again and he's cleaned it up or he's tightened it up or he's. 55:02.41 Dr_ Placebo Yeah. 55:04.37 mikebledsoe Ah, or he's using a new analogy to get the point across like guy. He's like oh now he's nailing it now. He's nailing it. It's almost like watching you know a comic you know, develop a routine over a year yeah it's like the first show you're like yeah, it's a little clunky and then by the time they're on Netflix special. it's it's tight 55:09.85 Dr_ Placebo Who hone their routine. It's magic. 55:24.50 mikebledsoe So I think that there's I think there's ah that impresses me and I really like that. So there's that's somebody who does have he doesn't I don't think he tries to be a guru but he definitely has you know people people follow him like. 55:27.13 Dr_ Placebo Whoa. 55:34.36 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 55:43.60 mikebledsoe Cult Leader style. 55:43.21 Dr_ Placebo And that's what will happen if you get better and better at transmitting ideas right? is you will You will attract a crowd and so it's like can you maintain that integrity without the crowd. 55:48.34 mikebledsoe Yeah. 55:59.52 Dr_ Placebo Transforming you into something different like I saw this great video the other day by this Youtube channel after school and it showed this ah transformation of this kid who was like a violin prodigy and then he turned into this guy who just. Eats tons of food like he challenges himself. So the guy gained like hundreds of pounds of fat. He oh dude. So it's like 1 of the most recent after school videos Skool and it goes through this like no one cared that he was ah. 56:22.31 mikebledsoe What. 56:36.21 Dr_ Placebo A Violin prodigy but he like ate a big meal once and people were like yeah we like that and so he he was transformed by by the audience because they were craving something else and he's like okay I'll I'll just be that right. 56:51.38 mikebledsoe Or he's craving validation are you? Oh you're gonna validate me. Yeah, we want to be loved. 56:56.51 Dr_ Placebo Aren't we all We want to be Loved. We want. What do we want? um attention power Love mostly we want Love if we can't get Love. We'll settle for power if we can't get Power. We'll settle for attention and if you ah aren't getting the attention you want. And then you do something and suddenly you are oh look out that's temptation big time like I used to get ah like high fives and praise and people would even applaud if I could drink the most poison in college like if I could drink a ah. An alcoholic beverage Really fast. So before I knew what was going on I'm taking like 4 lokos and shotgunning them before ten a M because everyone's like Wow What a what a tough cool guy you are and I I Really liked that positive feedback. So yeah, it's.. It's easy to see why people go down certain paths because these ah these base desires for love power attention ah are almost impossible to avoid. 58:10.55 mikebledsoe Well that that makes me think about my my fitness career and I remember I was I was fifteen years I was like well I had like um. 58:15.49 Dr_ Placebo Me too I talk about that all the time. 58:24.23 mikebledsoe I didn't feel like I was getting love. So yeah, maybe it was attention but the what ended up happening is I remember I couldn't I couldn't wait till my fifteenth birthday because on my fifteenth birthday I was allowed to go to the gym and lift weights because my parents didn't want me to stunt my growth and which we know is all bullshit now. But. 58:39.13 Dr_ Placebo But depends on depends on the level I think if you do gymnastics from age 5 You're probably going to grow less. 58:43.77 mikebledsoe Like a lot mom. 58:50.42 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, so ah, as soon as I turned 15 I started working out all the time. My dad worked construction. He saw that I was basically burning a lot of energy unnecessarily you know wasn't. 58:54.93 Dr_ Placebo O who. What right? right? o. 59:06.26 mikebledsoe And wasn't making any money. Ah, he's used to like yeah pick up heavy shit and walk around and you know we make money when we do it. We're we're being of service and and my perception of how he viewed what I was doing was ah that it was just a ah superficial. Ah, frivolous pursuit and he was like he's like you're never going to make any money. Ah, you're never going to make any money working out and I remember thinking I was like I'll fucking show. You. 59:27.30 Dr_ Placebo Frivolous. 59:36.94 Dr_ Placebo Um, I'll show you dad I'll show you? um oh my God are those like the famous last words I'll show them I'll show all of them. 59:45.80 mikebledsoe Um, and that's what you want to make yourself miserable live like that. So and there were what will ended up happening is I ended up proving him wrong. Um. 59:54.71 Dr_ Placebo Ah, bro. 59:58.53 Dr_ Placebo And. 01:00:01.65 mikebledsoe And but it's not like I only got paid to work out sometimes I was getting paid to work out but I was getting paid for a bunch of other shit too And um, no, that's not true when I was in the Navy I got paid to work out. 01:00:06.44 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, dude, you never got paid to work out though you got paid to like run a company built around people working out you. 01:00:22.13 Dr_ Placebo That's ah like you got paid extra. You didn't get paid to work out motherfucker you got paid to be in the Navy bitch. Basically what I'm saying is your dad was right. 01:00:23.50 mikebledsoe No, no, no I mean it was it was. 01:00:32.97 mikebledsoe Ah, well I'll tell you there there is that I was I was. 01:00:38.20 Dr_ Placebo Your dad was right? That's all I'm saying. 01:00:41.75 mikebledsoe I do remember I was I was nineteen years old I was in I was in coronado I'm running on the beach with a group of guys and all we're doing is you know, swimming running and managing being cold as fuck and that was it and I was like I was like. 01:00:48.10 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 01:01:01.79 mikebledsoe Fucking Did it I'm getting paid to work out and you know it was very short lived Um, because. 01:01:02.41 Dr_ Placebo And also not true. You were basically paid to be a weapon and your exercising was like greasing the barrel and the parts basically like. 01:01:14.92 mikebledsoe Um, you are 100% accurate about that. Yeah I was ah you know, ah, it's so funny like people are like wow thank you know you're a veteran. Oh thank you I'm like um I'm like I'm like as I got duped you know like I got. 01:01:25.35 Dr_ Placebo Thank you for your service. 01:01:35.14 mikebledsoe Like you're like congratulating me for being a ah for getting duped I appreciate it. Yeah I went and basically worked for the the biggest gangsters on the planet. So cool you know? ah I was muscle for the biggest gangsters on the planet for. 01:01:47.53 Dr_ Placebo Um, hey if you're gonna be in a gang be in the toughest one. It's still like. Ah. 01:01:51.85 mikebledsoe Ah, through a period of time being the biggest baddest toughest one and I was so so eat it. 01:01:59.91 Dr_ Placebo It's still the great. It's It's still the great pirates. It's the same shit is still ah the great pirates who has the fastest boats who has the best range. It's ah hilarious. How true that is. 01:02:02.28 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:02:08.18 mikebledsoe Totally yeah so it's funny because a number of years ago. Not that long ago I remember I had that memory I go I go oh my god this is about five years ago I was like oh my god is my entire. Fucking career built around that moment where I was going to prove my dad wrong. do I do I really like working out. Ah do I like talking about fitness do I really like these things and the reality is is yeah I do love health and fitness and I i. Find time in the gym almost every day and I enjoy myself in there. It's one way I show myself love and it doesn't play nearly the role it used to There's so many other interests that get play time and then in addition to that i. I'm showing myself love by taking care of my body but I'm not working out for any type of validation from other people anymore. So it's it's caused me to be in a much better spot and dude I probably make less money because I I seek less validation. 01:03:08.31 Dr_ Placebo Yeah I get it. 01:03:21.22 mikebledsoe Ah, if I if I was one of those people I I listen like no like no the Alex warmosi was talking about this in a video. He's basically saying like insecurity is what you need to be a you know 100 millionaire I'm like you might be right because i. 01:03:22.39 Dr_ Placebo You don't have the same motivation to like you don't care like so value. 01:03:38.94 mikebledsoe Have very few insecurities these days and the necessity that. 01:03:42.22 Dr_ Placebo If you don't feel secure if you don't feel secure with $50000000 then a hundred isn't going to make you feel secure. You know what I'm saying like that that's sort of like what I'm talking about is like who's to say that what's right for you is right for me. It's like why? ah like Gary Vaynerchuk 01:03:51.67 mikebledsoe Um, a. 01:03:59.16 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:04:00.33 Dr_ Placebo Gary Vee that fucking guy that guy to me is out of his god damn mind and he might have a few good ideas like let's not discount it. But. 01:04:08.94 mikebledsoe Ah I'll say he's made improvements over the years his message five years ago versus today has as improved and from what I can see. 01:04:16.60 Dr_ Placebo And that's cool, but like what we said is you know when we see other people we see through a window so we don't see the big. We don't see the whole thing that's going on and there is nothing to cloud our evaluation of it. When we look at ourselves we look into a mirror so we see basically the whole thing and we have our ego in the way. So that's why I say it's harder to look into a a mirror than it is to look through a window but of course that's because you don't see the big picture. You're more objective rather than subjective about the whole thing. But with um, you know these guys who assume this avatar you know they they embody this persona and you're almost caught in a loop where you're it's sort of a sunk cost fallacy you know Gary Vee I got to own the jets. Someday and look for him that might be exactly the right thing. So I don't want to say that that's a bad goal because it's his goal but it's not my goal like I would not trade ah playing tennis and hanging out with my dogs more often. Ah. To sacrifice maybe owning a sports team because to me that's like no extra value. You know what I'm saying so that idea of insecurity will lead you to a hundred million I mean maybe maybe not but like. 01:05:48.19 Dr_ Placebo Why do you want that in the first place is it because you really believe in what you're doing is it because you feel like 10000000 just won't be good enough or 20 or or whatever I mean it's ah it's really a funny thing like how we fall into these patterns. 01:06:00.19 mikebledsoe I I invested in a sports team once to look cool. Yeah yeah, and then the entire league went belly up like two months after I invested and I lost all my money. 01:06:06.17 Dr_ Placebo Really nice. 01:06:16.55 mikebledsoe That I what I felt cool for about three days and I I got like I got like 15 now I would say the highlight this is the highlight. 01:06:16.61 Dr_ Placebo did you feel cool for two months though did you feel cool for two months though did you get any swag like like ah a hat. 01:06:35.50 mikebledsoe Is what $60000 got me by the way is got me about 10 or 15 tickets at Madison square gardens in New York City ah some like front row shit and I got to like. 01:06:42.97 Dr_ Placebo So. 01:06:48.19 mikebledsoe All my all my northeast friends I called him up I was like meet me at Massison You know we're gonna meet at the bar Beforehand have some drinks go watch the teams compete. So like I had ownership in it. It was the grid league. It was that Crossfit Rip off. 01:06:56.30 Dr_ Placebo Ah, what? what? sport. 01:07:05.34 Dr_ Placebo Nice. 01:07:06.80 mikebledsoe And which I think that sport still exists I actually prefer it over c
Do you feel that? You can practically smell it in the air. *Sniff* *sniff*—a recession is coming. Are YOU prepared? If you want to come out of this economic dip intact, you need to start preparing. Like NOW. And one of the best ways to do that is by setting MORE meetings and begin the […]
Woof woof woof! It's Woof Week here on Moment of Um, where we're learning about all things related to dogs! In today's episode, Dr. Carlo Siracusa answers the question “Why do dogs sniff each other's butts?” Got a question that's hounding you? Send it to us at BrainsOn.org/contact, and we'll help you answer it–it's the leash we can do.
Book2!!! Part 3!!! Chapters 16 - End!Infiltrating the Chapmans: part 2. Jake and Rachel play 10 words or less. An Andalite a day keeps the doctors away. Taxxon-omy. Jake the coward. Rachel blooms a hand. Yeerks can't Yeerk cats. Love, Fluffers@anidorkspod on twitter! Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.New episodes every Wednesday!!!Leave us a 5 star review and we'll read it on the air!
Want to become financially free through real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book￼￼In this episode of The Real Estate Investing Club I interview Janet Fields, Janet Fields is the CEO and co-founder of Oak Trust Properties. She got into property management as a child when her parents started flipping houses to rent them out and got the entire family involved in the renovation process. Now, Janet leads a team of almost entirely women in the male-dominated property management industry, offering a strategic approach to optimizing the returns on your rentals.Janet Fields is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Janet Fields? Reach out at https://www.oaktrustproperties.comhttps://www.instagram.com/oaktrustpropertieshttps://www.facebook.com/oaktrustpropertiesEnjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes.************************************************************************GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESSLEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book￼￼CONNECT -- Want to join one of the most active Facebook Groups for Real Estate Investors? Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2940993215976264￼￼PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at email@example.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/GROW -- Want for us to bring you leads and run your real estate digital marketing? Reach out to our partner agency at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/off-market-lead-generation-servicesWATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshow￼￼MASTERY -- Want to learn how to master your life by mastering your health, wealth, relationships and spirit? Check out our sister podcast, Pursuing Greatness, at https://www.pursuinggreatnesspodcast.com************************************************************************ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUB SHOWThe Real Estate Investing Club is a podcast and YouTube show where real estate investing professionals share their best advice, greatest stories, and favorite tips as a real estate investor. Join us as we delve into every aspect of real estate investing - from self-storage, to mobile home parks, to single family flips and rentals, to multifamily syndication!#realestateinvesting #passiveincome #realestate Support the show
e're joined this week by one of our very own — @BissellBrothers Head of Distribution Josh Schlesinger!Josh (or Sniff as he's known by nearly anyone with a pulse) was the brewery's second hire back in early 2014, and his tenure has afforded him a very unique perspective on how BBB's beer is best served (full pun intention) outside the brewery walls.
The crew breaks gets into the Conte vs. Tuchel aggressive handshake, A-Rod and Jeter on Sunday Night Baseball, Fernando Tatis Jr.'s PED suspension, and Witty's criticisms of the show while he was out. Plus, you smell that? Yup... someone's passed the sniff test. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the year 2000, one entertainment company wanted to stand out from their competitors. So they took a unique approach and created a limited edition game that is very popular among millennials.... but the twist was, that this one.... would be “Scratch and Sniff.” So, If you scratched on a certain part of the game, you would be graced with an aroma that matched the theme. In the end, it did NOT become a big hit and since then, no one has come out with anything similar. Please tell me which game released a special Scratch-n-Sniff feature in the year 2000?
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka aptain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff aka The Jewish Jake LaMotta & he is here to discuss: A tale for the ages & a whole lotta mo'. This episode is not to be misssed! Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka aptain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff aka The Jewish Jake LaMotta & he is here to discuss: Feeling better & more like himself, 4th of July Week, spending the weekend in Jacksonville, where was the banana hammock?, if he shat in the ocean, needing rules about bringing food on the plane, loving and possibly living in Florida, upcoming comedy events, NBA Draft Recap, Roe vs. Wade being overturned, how we got here & what's to come & a whole lotta mo'. This episode is not to be misssed! Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka aptain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff is here to discuss: Heading into the last week of June, holidays in the USA, Juneteenth's 2nd year as a National Holiday, being on That Barry Bonds, his healthy weight, side effects, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest & Jack Nicholson, Transgender Female Swimmers not being able to compete in NCAA anymore, Golden State Warriors NBA Champs, Bill Russell not being that great, Kyrie Irving & a whole lotta mo'! This episode is not to be missed! Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka Captain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff is here to discuss: Dealing with Inflamation & a UC Flare Up, having to cancel shows, prep & taking That Michael Jackson, 5 Games through The NBA Finals & Warriors taking control of the series, Draymond Green's shooting, Jayson Tatum being Air Kobe, January 6th Hearings, Rudy Giuliani's drunkenness, the people who donated to the election defense relief fund, Amber Heard giving herself away, Rebel Wilson being outed, white supremasists in Idaho at a Pride Parade & more. This episode is not to be misssed! Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka aptain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff aka The Jewish Jake LaMotta & he is here to discuss: Not being able to make it to Virginia Beach, not feeling right this week but not worrying, January 6th Hearings & testimonials, the underrated terribleness of DTRUMP, William Barr & Ivanka Trump taking the stand, Jack Del Rio speaking wild, sitting next to Robert De Niro & talking with actors, NBA Finals & Draymond Dramatics, DeShaun Watson's increasing allegations & a whole lotta mo'! This episode is not to be missed! Game 5 Watch Party: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-wager-win-party-game-5-tickets-358752256657 Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka Captain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Sultan of Sniff is here to discuss: Upcoming Father's Day, Hosting Wendy Williams Show for the last time, The Heel Stompers moving out, a rise in shootings around the country, Kyle Rittenhouse getting Texas A&M'd, dealing with health issues, DeShaun Watson vs. More Allegations, Lakers hiring a new Head Coach, NBA Finals 2 Games In, Everybody Hates Draymond & more. This episode is not to be missed! Stand Up Comedy Tickets on sale at: MichaelRapaportComedy.com For all things sports wagering use MyBookie.AG with Promo Code: RAPAPORT If you are interested in MLB, NHL, NBA & UFC Picks/Parlays Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram & subscribe to packages at www.CaptainPicks.com www.dbpodcasts.com Produced by DBPodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts, @iamrapaport, @michaelrapaport on TikTok, Twitter & Instagram Music by Jansport J (Follow @JansportJ) www.JansportJMusic.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.