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Brian got the chance to sit down with Garik Himebaugh, a smart and caring fashion entrepreneur that actually, gives a damn about our planet and it's well-being. It was while studying to gain his MBA that Garik met and was inspired by the founder of an ethical brand that quickly REWIRED what he wanted to accomplish in his life and career. Garik set his sights on how to change #2 polluting industry on the planet, FASHION. Find out how Garik created, launched and is now growing The Eco-Stylist brand. Action Steps to REWIRE: 1. COMMIT to the change that you decide on! 2. VET the right customers and teammates that YOU want to work with! 3. BUILD an (MVP) “minimum viable product” and network it with other brands! Visit: https://eco-stylist.com *Comment on @fashionrewired IG for a chance to WIN Fashion Rewired MERCH! Episode Powered by: -Digital Designer Bootcamp: Launch your fashion brand in 6-short weeks from the comfort of your home. Email email@example.com for application. -The Phoenix Fashion Week Freelance Program – Hire an industry professional to build your brand for long term success email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a fashion professional. Phoenix Fashion Week: The leading fashion industry event in the Southwest. Fashion. Education. Community. Follow and like our IG @FashionRewired & @PHXFashionWeek
This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by Ryan Doncsecz of VIP Vacations to discuss what's trending in the world of travel, including destinations dropping mask mandates, Southwest's big plans for the future and more. Later, Doncsecz shares insights on how to save money for travel. As an expert travel advisor, Doncsecz helps save his clients money on big trips. He details tips every traveler should know, as well as advice for how fellow travel agents should approach budget and money with their clients. The money-saving tips discussion begins around the 18-minute mark. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com and follow us on social media @TravelPulse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cliff Booth is an industrial Real Estate Expert and the Founder and Chairman of Westmount Realty Capital. For over 30 years, Westmount has employed an industry-leading approach to commercial real estate investment that has consistently created value through multiple market cycles. We inspire new and innovative strategies for commercial real estate investment and development. Westmount is a private commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in value-add industrial, multifamily, and office space. With offices in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Orlando, Westmount has done deals in markets with strong/growing economies across the U.S. including Houston in addition to cities in the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Western U.S. The company also has investors from across the globe that have been with them for more than 20 years. Among his many notable achievements, Cliff was one of the first to assemble a significant portfolio of flex industrial properties in the United States and also a pioneer investor of office and flex industrial in/around Downtown Dallas in the 1990s. To date, Cliff has led the company to build a portfolio of over 15 million square feet of industrial properties and 4,000 multifamily units with office in several cities. Quote: “We've never gone for growth for the sake of growth. We just like to do good deals and not do anything stupid.” Highlights: 07:15: How Cliff stumbled into the flex space market as he launched his career 10:24: The changes that Cliff is making to cope with current market shifts 14:17: Managing tax reassessments with your investments 17:45: Cliff's most memorable deal and why it kept him up at night Guest Website: https://westmountrc.com/ Recommended Resources: Check out our company and our investment opportunity by visiting www.SunriseCapitalInvestors.com Self Directed IRA Investment Opportunity – Click Here To Learn More About How You Can Invest With Us Through Your SDIRA Accredited Investors: Click Here to learn more about partnering with me and my team on Mobile Home Park deals! Grab a free copy of my latest book “The 21 Biggest Mistakes Investors Make When Purchasing their First Mobile Home Park…and how to avoid them: MobileHomeParkAcademy.com Schedule your free 30 minute "no obligation" call directly with Kevin by clicking this link: https://www.timetrade.com/book/KV2D2
This week I had the pleasure to speak with Gabrielle Arsiaga. She is the new head cross country coach at the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. She is also a graduate of USW and holds the women's 5k record. It was fun getting to hear her journey as a runner for Hobbs High School and then running for USW. She talks about getting a second chance when she was in high school and then wanting to make sure she is able to do the same for future runners coming into the program. She is bringing excitement and freshness to the program and looking for new runners. So if you know someone that is looking for a place to run next year, check out the University of the Southwest. And email Coach Arsiaga at email@example.com. We are still looking at fires destroying large areas of land in the Northern parts of the state. It's a sad thing, but there are plenty of places that you can donate to help. So stay safe, stay hydrated, help others, and keep running, New Mexico.
In the conclusion of Season 2 Episode 1 Part 3 we finish our New Mexico journey in Mountainair, Santa Fe, Taos and end the episode with some Vermont spring plant talking.Support the show
With record low water levels that threaten hydropower generation, the federal government has decided to retain water in Lake Powell and release less to Lake Mead and beyond. But the Colorado River basin still faces a long-term water shortage that imperils the future of cities and farms in the Southwest. Also, the sea ice that Inuit people rely on for travel and hunting is growing dangerously thin. Now, sensors and GPS technology along with Inuit traditional knowledge are helping to measure sea ice in real time. And as civilization hurtles toward climate disaster, the world continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels and drag its heels on transitioning to clean energy. Harvard University Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes joins us to note climate change science is unequivocal and why the paths to solving the climate crisis are political and social. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer Kiel, https://www.americanagriculturist.com (American Agriculturist), offered a report on a pest that has spread from the Southwest to the Northeastern U.S. Her graphic descriptions of what these aggressive birds can do to a weakened animal may not be for the faint-hearted but paint a realistic picture of what livestock producers face.
Matt Reilly of Matt Reilly Fly Fishing updates us on mid-May conditions in Southwestern Virginia. Don't miss his most recent column in The Rural Virginian or his recent article in Hatch Magazine. To learn more about Matt, check out our full length interview. Have a question for Matt? Send us a message on our Facebook page, and we will read it on the next report. Support the Show Shop on Amazon Become a Patreon Patron All Things Social Media Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to the Podcast or, Even Better, Download Our App Download our mobile app for free from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or the Amazon Android Store. Subscribe to the podcast in the podcatcher of your choice.
This Week's Weekly Wildfire Update: Full Operational Update: The Cali Coastal Fire , Southwest still rips, and Canada sees increase in fire activity. Michigan firefighter charged with wildfire arson. NPR Talks Firefighter Wages. Marketplace does a segment about the fight for better wages. Congress Takes Action. Letter written to the Forest Service about fast tracking wages, Portal to Portal, and more. A tree strikes a Hotshot on the Calf Canyon fire. We talk about the incident. I get blocked by the Forest Service Northwest. Hilarious. Plus more. THE HOTSHOT WAKE UP - Thank you to all of our paid subscribers. It allows us to generously donate to firefighter charities and supports all the content we provide. https://thehotshotwakeup.substack.com/
There is a lot to be said for places that allow you to escape the everyday stresses of modern life. The question is how far do you need to go to completely unwind and get back in touch with nature? Producer Helene Thomas ventured deep into the south-west wilderness of Tasmania and there she found a stunning landscape, a sense of stillness and calm, as well as other folk, all there for different reasons, but each in touch with the same kind of serenity.
Raynor Winn's best-selling book “The Salt Path” tells how she and her husband Moth became homeless just as he was diagnosed with a terminal neuro-degenerative disease. Despite this, they set off to walk the 630 challenging miles of the South West Coast Path which stretches from Minehead in Somerset along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The redemptive story of their dogged determination, loving relationship and close connection with the natural world made the book a best seller. And now Raynor has teamed up with Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band (featuring Hannah Martin and Philip Henry of Edgelarks, John Spiers of Bellowhead, guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Sacha Trochet) to create a new show called Saltlines - which combines traditional music from the South West Coast with new words about the area. In this episode, host Matthew Bannister gets the great privilege of attending rehearsals in a village hall near Exmouth, and then walking the Coast Path with Raynor. --- Access exclusive films of Raynor Winn and the Gigspanner Big Band along our walk, along with over 150 performances from dozens of artists, by signing up to Folk On Foot On Film: https://www.folkonfoot.com/watch We rely entirely on support from our listeners to make Folk on Foot. So please consider becoming a patron. You'll make a small monthly contribution and get great rewards. Find out more at www.patreon.com/folkonfoot. Sign up for our newsletter at www.folkonfoot.com Follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @folkonfoot --- Follow Raynor Winn at https://twitter.com/raynor_winn Find out more about the Gigspanner Big Band at https://www.gigspanner.com/gigspanner-big-band
There was a time when people generally understood that emergency management was primarily how we reacted to disasters on a local level. Whether it be a storm, weather even, or other types of incidents, it was local people helping in their region. Today, like many things, it is increasingly being taken over by international organizations with global designs. Bob shares his thoughts, plus updates on his time in the Southwest part of Virginia.
Welcome back to another ridiculous episode with The Beef Boys. We cover last weeks UFC match, findings in our food, flying Southwest, and one of the most insane news story that we have ever heard. Thank you guys so much for your support, enjoy. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beefinwiththeboys/support
Welcome to our newest trend on Your Chron: RESTAURANT REVIEWS! Join Scott Pitney, his wife La Vonne, and friends Tom and Mellonee as they review Irma's Southwest, located at 1314 Texas St, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002. Don't miss what they say about the Carne Guisada, Beef Fajitas and adult bevvies! And you must listen […]
The resource-strapped Portland Police Bureau (PPB) reportedly took more than 20 minutes to respond when alleged antifa members assaulted a Saturday campaign event near police headquarters in downtown Portland.By the time officers had "sufficient resources" to establish a crime scene near Southwest 3rd and Main Street, the black-clad demonstrators had already dispersed after hurling smoke grenades, paint-filled balloons and fireworks, according to police. Two were injured by "mortars," police said.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK
Bob Yacone won first place in the nation for traditional pizza at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada the same year he won first place at the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. But his life hasn't always been a series of impressive awards. In this episode, we learn how he went from a difficult life in Brooklyn, New York to a successful restaurant operator in the Southwest. "My adopted grandmother got me interested in food. She raised me and was wonderful in the kitchen," he says, adding, "I enjoyed it immediately." Bob launched full-service Italian restaurant Forghedaboudit! in Deming, New Mexico, home to his wife Kim's family. He explains how he successfully developed a large loyal guest following in a challenging secondary market and - in spite of the pandemic - launched a smaller-footprint counter-service and take-out version of the concept in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bob plans to expand Forghedaboudit! via franchising, with the next location to be slated for opening in El Paso, Texas sometime next year.
Justin Reid, President and CEO of Troilus Gold Corp. (TSX: TLG) (OTCQX: CHXMF), recaps some recent drill results from the Southwest Zone and Gap Zone at the Troilus Gold Project
Today's edition of “Truth to Ponder” comes to you from the blue ridge Mountains in the extreme Southwest corner of Virginia. Bob and his wife are visiting family and trying to discern God's leading for the next chapter of their lives. Bob shares some of his observations on how we prepare in such a time as this.
In n Out Burger is a popular name in the fast-food burger industry. Is known for its crossed palm trees, fresh ingredients, and their very simple menu of four items. With 370 locations across California and the Southwest, the regional brand is consistently rated as one of the top fast-food chains in several customer surveys. Read here to learn more: https://www.vettedbiz.com/dollar-general-franchise/ Explore Franchise & Business For Sale Opportunities: https://www.vettedbiz.com/explore/?type=rent&search_keywords=burger&sort=a-z Want to speak with a franchise specialist? Click here: https://share.hsforms.com/1ZtNM19w4R8WIXyNa_97N7w4e0xw 00:00 Introduction 00:19 In-N-Out Burger History 00:44 Where Are They Opening Locations? 01:16 Two Different Deal Structures 01:58 In-N-Out Burger Estimate Cost 02:16 Burger Franchise Opportunities on Vetted Biz 02:34 Conclusion #InNOutBurger #FranchiseFindings If you are looking for more information, you can connect with us through our networks: https://www.vettedbiz.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/vettedbiz/ https://www.facebook.com/vettedbiz
The stock market has been going through a lot in the past two weeks: wild swings just in the past seven days, including yesterday with a Wall Street free fall. What does all this uncertainty tell us about the broader economy? Plus, history endangered by wildfires in the Southwest. And, if you would like to send Victor Butler a birthday card, you can mail it to: Victor W. Butler, C/O Gary Butler; P.O. box. 3523 Cranston, RI 02910 Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Markets in free fall as investors sell everything Southwest faces "extremely critical" wildfire threat as record heat hits Plains Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Paul Conrad brings to life the stories of displaced Apaches and the kin from whom they were separated. Conrad uses the lens of “diaspora” to analyze four centuries of Ndé/Apache history, from their initial interactions with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, when several dozen Apaches returned to the Southwest –if not to their ancestral lands, after decades of forced exile. The case for an Apache diaspora is persuasively demonstrated throughout with illustrative examples drawn from a wide array of secondary and primary sources, including original documents from repositories in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Conrad charts Apaches' efforts to survive or return home from places as far-flung as Cuba and Pennsylvania, Mexico City and Montreal. While deeply analytical, Conrad enlivens his narrative with meaningful stories, such as the arrival of the first shipment of Apaches to Havana in 1784, and evocative vignettes, for instance, of life on the reservations in the 1870s. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/native-american-studies
In The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Paul Conrad brings to life the stories of displaced Apaches and the kin from whom they were separated. Conrad uses the lens of “diaspora” to analyze four centuries of Ndé/Apache history, from their initial interactions with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, when several dozen Apaches returned to the Southwest –if not to their ancestral lands, after decades of forced exile. The case for an Apache diaspora is persuasively demonstrated throughout with illustrative examples drawn from a wide array of secondary and primary sources, including original documents from repositories in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Conrad charts Apaches' efforts to survive or return home from places as far-flung as Cuba and Pennsylvania, Mexico City and Montreal. While deeply analytical, Conrad enlivens his narrative with meaningful stories, such as the arrival of the first shipment of Apaches to Havana in 1784, and evocative vignettes, for instance, of life on the reservations in the 1870s. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
In The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Paul Conrad brings to life the stories of displaced Apaches and the kin from whom they were separated. Conrad uses the lens of “diaspora” to analyze four centuries of Ndé/Apache history, from their initial interactions with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, when several dozen Apaches returned to the Southwest –if not to their ancestral lands, after decades of forced exile. The case for an Apache diaspora is persuasively demonstrated throughout with illustrative examples drawn from a wide array of secondary and primary sources, including original documents from repositories in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Conrad charts Apaches' efforts to survive or return home from places as far-flung as Cuba and Pennsylvania, Mexico City and Montreal. While deeply analytical, Conrad enlivens his narrative with meaningful stories, such as the arrival of the first shipment of Apaches to Havana in 1784, and evocative vignettes, for instance, of life on the reservations in the 1870s. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
In The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Paul Conrad brings to life the stories of displaced Apaches and the kin from whom they were separated. Conrad uses the lens of “diaspora” to analyze four centuries of Ndé/Apache history, from their initial interactions with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, when several dozen Apaches returned to the Southwest –if not to their ancestral lands, after decades of forced exile. The case for an Apache diaspora is persuasively demonstrated throughout with illustrative examples drawn from a wide array of secondary and primary sources, including original documents from repositories in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Conrad charts Apaches' efforts to survive or return home from places as far-flung as Cuba and Pennsylvania, Mexico City and Montreal. While deeply analytical, Conrad enlivens his narrative with meaningful stories, such as the arrival of the first shipment of Apaches to Havana in 1784, and evocative vignettes, for instance, of life on the reservations in the 1870s. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
Det här är berättelsen om den svenska indiepopdrottningen som vägrade att lyssna på sin kropp, kraschade, men lyckades komma igen. Det är mars 2010 i staden Austin i Texas. Genom det stora sovrumsfönstret syns folklivet nere på gatan. Årets festival South by Southwest har dragit hit närmare 2000 band från hela världen och festen pågår dygnet runt. Men Linda orkar inte ens titta ut. Hon ligger däckad i sängen och under täcket är det tyst och lugnt. Att få spela som Miss Li på festivalen South by Southwest är hur stort som helst. Men Linda har svårt att njuta. Medan alla andra i bandet är ute och minglar stänger hon in sig på det trånga och bleka hotellrummet. Under den senaste tidens turnerande har smärtan blivit allt mer intensiv. Ena dagen är högerhanden så svullen att hon tvingas spela piano med bara en hand. Andra dagen är det knät eller foten som blivit dubbelt så stor. När väckarklockan till slut ringer drar sig Linda motvilligt upp ur sängen. Hon klär på sig, stoppar i sig mer smärtstillande. När hon en stund senare kliver upp på scenen känns det som att hon återfått energin igen, men så snart hon kommer upp till det bleka hotellrummet igen, återkommer den svåra smärtan.Linda står precis på tröskeln inför sin stora USA-satsning, och hon är livrädd för vad som skulle hända om hon inte lyckas fullfölja turnén. Kommer allt hon kämpat för de senaste åren vara förgäves? Kommer hon ens kunna fortsätta vara artist?P3 Musikdokumentär om Miss Li handlar om en artist som vägrar ge uppMedverkande: Linda "Miss Li" Karlsson, Sonny Gustavsson, Erika Nemeti, Natasha Azarmi och Lars Winnerbäck.Dokumentären är gjord av Hanna Frelin våren 2022. Producent Joanna Korbutiak. Exekutiv Anna Johanessen. Tekniker Fredrik Nilsson. P3 Musikdokumentär produceras av Tredje Statsmakten Media.Ljudklipp i dokumentären kommer från SVT:s lokala nyheter Gävledala (2007), Svensktoppen (2007 och 2011), P3 Nyheter (2012), Apples reklam för Ipods (2009) och Youtubekanalen Top News (2015).
About the Show: One of the first things I did when I visited Northwest Arkansas was to check out the trail system everyone spoke about. The Razorback Greenway, as it is affectionately known, winds its way through the four major cities in NWA, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, and several other smaller towns, including Bella Vista, which sits right on the border of the Southwest corner of Missouri. More than 150 miles of trail connect all of these great cities and towns and serves as an outlet for everyone that calls Northwest Arkansas home and those who come to visit to ride their road or mountain bike. There is so much to see and do in Northwest Arkansas, and the trail system here gives you the ability not to be so car dependent. We sat down with Matt Mihalevich, Trail Coordinator for the City of Fayetteville, to learn more about how the trail system was created and the plans for the future. All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas. Important Links and Mentions on the Show*: Matt Mihalevich Email http://fayetteville-ar.gov (City of Fayetteville Arkansas Website) https://twitter.com/FayParksAndRec (City of Fayetteville Arkansas Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/fayettevilleparksandrec/ (City of Fayetteville Arkansas Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/fyvgov (City of Fayetteville Arkansas Government Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mihalevich-matthew-6991229b/ (Matt Mihalevich LinkedIn ) https://www.youtube.com/FayettevilleArkansas (Matt Mihalevich YouTube) This episode is sponsored by*: https://www.signature.bank/ (Signature Bank of Arkansas) - https://www.signature.bank/ (Signature Bank) was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you're investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.” You may ask why bank at Signature? Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you're reaching out to the call center or your banker's cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee. They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day. Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages. Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-4700) or visit their websitehttps://www.signature.bank/ ( Signature.Bank) and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. https://www.signature.bank/ (Signature Bank of Arkansas) is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. http://www.iamnorthwestarkansas.com/canva (Canva) - Are you looking for ways to build a Digital Marketing Strategy from scratch? Whether you need to design things for your family or personal brand or need a versatile design tool to help you with your social media presence. Canva can help. Need new Business Cards? Canva has you covered. Need to create and post Social Media images quickly? Canva has you covered. Need to create videos for Social Media and beyond? Canva has you covered. Need to create a sharp-looking resume? Canva has you covered. Need access to more than 3-Million Royalty-Free Images? Ok, you get the point! Canva covers just about anything you need from a design perspective, and it costs pennies a day to open a Canva Pro account. Try...
NIC FUCKIN' CAGE!!!! We talk about The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a 2022 American action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Etten. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a fictionalised version of himself, along with a supporting cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. Filming began in the many cities including Croatia on October 5, 2020. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2022, and was released in the United States on April 22, 2022, by Lionsgate. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances and chemistry of Cage and Pascal.
Welcome back to Musicians Can Thrive! We're going to kick off this new season with the stories you know and love. Featuring a variety of independent artists developing their own definition of what it means to thrive in the music industry. A few things are going to change though. You might hear from multiple people in the same episode. I have stories that I'm going to weave together so you can see different perspectives right next to each other. There are also some live show interviews I did at an event called Tillery Live, during South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. I actually co-hosted this rap, R&B, and hip hop showcase with my friend Abhi at PRMTD. Entertainment. It was very fun. And it's also my first experiment with interviews that have video to go with the audio. So you'll find those short-form interviews on YouTube. Go ahead and subscribe to the channel so you don't miss the rest of the videos I have coming. If you're a returning listener, you already know I'm interested in how people are building careers in the music industry, independent of a big label. But lately, I'm especially interested in how we can make those careers sustainable. Over the course of decades. So that's behind what most of these episodes are exploring. I'm hoping you can listen to this and find something helpful among the variety of different stories and experiences from artists who are out there showing up. And doing what it takes, week in and week out. Find @musicianscanthrive on Instagram for behind-the-scenes stories, clips from live shows I attend around Austin, and other ideas I share exclusively on IG. Thanks for being part of the Musicians Can Thrive community - your host, Gigi.
Season 2 Episode 1 Part 2 just got uploaded! Happy mother's day and to all the dioecious plants out there happy mother's day to 50% of you! In today's episode, we continue through New Mexico on our botanical road trip recap. In this episode: Getting Pecos Diamonded with Eschscholzia in Rockhound State Park, waiting an eternity for legal weed in Las Cruces,shitting our pants driving over the Black Range and talking about the interesting plants along the way.Support the show
Doctor Strange 2 is Sam Raimi's first movie in nearly 10 years. Does it feel like a Raimi flick? Is it too gory or scary to take your kids? What about those cameos??Olivia and Isaac continue the conversation about their feelings surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe with guest Jacob Thomas of Three Dudes and a Movie Podcast. Are you ready for the madness?
Monday, April 7, 2003: Jesse Lee Peterson appears again as a guest on "Light of the South West" on God's Learning Channel, with hosts Al and Tommie Cooper. TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro 1:15 From Rage to Responsibility 4:48 Sex as a drug escape 8:06 God works through you 9:40 Women's movement 11:16 Why Israel is important 13:07 Jesse's activism 18:19 Al Cooper's story 19:55 Bill Clinton, crime 23:23 Describing reaction 25:21 They hate good, love evil 29:35 Forgiveness, thankfulness 33:00 Jackson lawsuit, false leaders 45:01 Jesse taping TV shows 47:00 Responding to an email 49:23 Hypocrisy, appeal of Islam 52:22 Tech difficulties 53:35 First caller(s) 57:08 Why are you a sellout? 59:46 Dealing with disagreement 1:03:38 Song interlude 1:07:32 Song two 1:09:42 Caller: Sharon, Big Springs 1:23:14 Question: Million Man March 1:24:18 Question: Jackson lawsuit 1:25:34 Caller: Wendy, Las Cruces, NM 1:30:38 Tell the truth without anger 1:32:11 Caller: Bill, Odessa, TX 1:37:20 Clarification: Farrakhan 1:37:56 Caller with Slavic mother 1:44:33 Caller: Jesse with Jesse 1:49:24 Caller: Tony confronts! 1:55:33 Commentary after caller 1:58:48 Ending
Eldrena Douma (pronounced Dow-MAH) is of the Tewa, Hopi and Laguna people of the South West. This, part two of another two part interview, covers Why Native American stories should not be told by those not within their community. Over the course of the two episodes we talk about story and what story means to the Pueblo people. Eldrena also talks about her (great?) grandmother who pretty much saved the art of Pueblo pottery, and how Eldrena now creates her own animal stories to share her culture and world. There's a lot of history in these conversations. I hope you enjoy them. Eldrena's website: https://www.eldrenadouma.com/
Today, Candidate for Sheriff of Clark County, Rey Reynolds, joins Heidi St. John to talk about the issue of homelessness. What can we do to help with this issue? Tune in to the conversation to find out what Heidi St. John and Rey Reynolds have to say about it. Connect with Rey Reynolds on his website at ReyReynolds.com | on Facebook | on Instagram @VoteReyReynolds
Walter couldn't be on the episode where we talked about Midnight Mass and he was going to absolutely explode if he couldn't talk about it so we let him have his own moment here. Give it a courtesy listen.
Eldrena Douma (pronounced Dow-MAH) is of the Tewa, Hopi and Laguna people of the South West. This, part one of another two part interview, covers a lot of history of Eldrena's upbringing, and growing up between Winslow and First Mesa. Over the course of the two episodes we talk about story and what story means to the Pueblo people and why some First Americans do not like their stories told outside of their people and community. Eldrena also talks about her (great?) grandmother who pretty much saved the art of Pueblo pottery, and how Eldrena now creates her own animal stories to share her culture and world. There's a lot of history in these conversations. I hope you enjoy them. Eldrena's website: https://www.eldrenadouma.com/
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Troilus Gold Corporation is a Canadian copper and gold development company focused on the advancement of the Troilus Gold Mine located northeast of the Val-d'Or district in Northern Quebec. The Troilus project has access to infrastructure which includes a network of maintained roads, a substation and tension power lines maintained by Hydro-Quebec. The project also has a permitted tailings facility as well as an operating water treatment plant. The junior gold environment currently faces a lack of liquidity due to the retail investment community investing less. Reid believes that the disconnect between a company readily receiving institutional investment and the lack of retail investors may be accredited to a decrease in disposable income, leading to retail investors being hesitant to invest in junior companies. Reid believes that there will be a shortage of gold stockpiles in the future, creating an opportunity for junior developers. He believes that a retail investor should look for companies that have assets in safe jurisdictions, which show size and scalability and are also well capitalised for the advancement of their projects.Troilus Gold Corporation recently announced assay results from the Southwest and Gap Zones at the Troilus project. The highlights of the assay results include high-grade gold mineralisation at the Southwest Zone of 92 g/t and 68 g/t gold over 1 m and 3.07 g/t AuEq over 15 m. The Gap Zone drilling results show mineralisation of 4.2 g/t AuEq Over 7 m, which includes a 1 m intercept of 22.81 g/t AuEq. The company is preparing to initiate an 11,000 m drilling program at the Gap Zone which will be aimed at identifying and better understanding the zone's mineralisation.
Kevin Roy, Co-founder of GreenBananaSEO based in Beverly, Massachusetts Kevin Roy is the Co-founder of GreenBananaSEO, a full-stack digital ad agency, best known for search engine optimization but also providing paid media, Google AdWords, Facebook, and programmatic display services. Over the years the team has developed a number of internal systems to keep up with the work, including 24x7 online ordering system that funnels agency orders to his team and creates a workflow. Kevin says the agency always has more web development work than it can “keep up with” but over the past 15 years, it has always been a “loss leader.” The agency's motto is “Page 1 or you don't pay.” Kevin explains that the agency does not guarantee the agency's services will get a client on Page 1. It's about whether the client pays. Unless we get our clients on Page 1 for the keywords that they pick, they don't pay us. If we don't get them ranked, they don't pay us. If we get them ranked and lose their rankings, they don't pay us. We have to get them ranked and keep them ranked Part of the “secret sauce” of the agency's success is a comprehensive understanding of Google's webmaster tools and its ever-changing rules. Websites are optimized “based on a few very important factors.” The agency has an 80-step process, which is frequently updated to adapt to Google's policy changes. As a recent example of a new Google requirement, Kevin cites desktop viewability. The agency has integrated this requirement into the websites it manages and tested the sites to ensure they meet “all those metrics.” Kevin warns against using “tricks” to “game the system” to get a site ranked. He says, “Google is always going to be bigger and have more resources” and will eventually figure out the “game.” “That's not a position you want to put your client in,” he says. He believes it is more important to “just try to provide quality and relevance” and then adds, “It does take people a little longer to get ranked when you follow the rules, but it also is harder to lose your ranking when you do.” When Kevin decided to start his agency, he offered to build websites and run SEO for three successful businesspeople on two conditions: that they not tell anyone that he “did it for free” and that, if they were happy with his work, they would recommend him. The strategy worked. Today, the agency is 100% referral and “business just keeps coming in.” At the beginning of client engagement, GreenBananaSEO provides a free website audit and recommendations based on what it perceives to be a client's problem. Kevin says the agency is a “digital executioner” with an SEO division and a paid media division (focused on key performance indexes/conversions). He says the agency does “almost everything on a screen that's paid” including OTT (over-the-top) television, programmatic, geofencing, geotargeting, and addressable media. No billboards. No direct mail. “It's all paid media,” he explains, and the agency is “hired by people to make their messaging and their branding work.” Kevin can be reached on his personal page at: ijustmetkevin.com.or on his agency website at: greenbananaseo.com. Transcript Follows: ROB: Welcome to the Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast. I'm your host, Rob Kischuk, and my guest today is Kevin Roy, Co-founder of GreenBananaSEO based in Beverly, Massachusetts. Welcome to the podcast, Kevin. KEVIN: Hey, thanks for having me. ROB: Great to have you here. Why don't you start off by telling us about GreenBanana and what you specialize in? KEVIN: We don't sell bananas. GreenBananaSEO is a full-stack digital ad agency, and we're primarily known for our search engine optimization, but we also have a significant portion of our clients run paid media, Google AdWords, Facebook, programmatic display. One of the reasons that a lot of people know us for search engine optimization is our mottol, which is “Page 1 or you don't pay.” So unless we get our clients on Page 1 for the keywords that they pick, they don't pay us. If we don't get them ranked, they don't pay us. If we get them ranked and lose their rankings, they don't pay us. We have to get them ranked and keep them ranked. And the big secret is there's no secret. You just do what you're supposed to do. Google publishes their webmaster tools. They're not fun to read. [laughs] We read them and we optimize people's sites based on a few very important factors that I could always touch on later. But you don't try to game the system. You just try to provide quality and relevance, and you magically rank. ROB: How do you think about socializing that knowledge across your team? Some people who are there might have an intrinsic knowledge of what it takes, they've digested the notes on what Google likes, what Google doesn't like. But somebody new comes in or somebody's new to the industry – how do you think about putting them on the path of not looking for tricks and of doing the right thing? KEVIN: That's a great question. We have a process. We have an 80-step process and we teach our members to follow that process. But we also have a hierarchy of SEO director-level knowledge that are always going and looking for the latest changes that Google has published that they made and how we have to adapt our process to that. Something that just came out recently was desktop viewability. It's something that Google is amping people for if they don't have the right desktop viewability, so we have to make that part of it, go in and test that, make sure their site is hitting all those metrics and adapting the site to that. ROB: That makes sense. SEO has a long history, and it's been through – you're making reference to tips and tricks, and there were all these conversations about “secrets.” There were tools people would provide that would tell you these secrets. Did you always come at it from the non-secrets angle, or was that an evolution and there were some tricks that once were kind of helpful, but have really attenuated as Google has evolved its algorithm? KEVIN: The thing that's always stuck in the back of my mind is how massive Google is. There are tricks and things that you can do to game the system and try to get the site ranked, but Google is always going to be bigger and have more resources, and they are ultimately going to figure that out, and that's not a position you want to put your client in. I always say, it's not if you get caught, it's when you get caught. So if you decide that's the game you want to play, then buckle up. Maybe that's something you want to do, but that's not what we do. It does take people a little longer to get ranked when you follow the rules, but it also is harder to lose your ranking when you do. It's a lot more beneficial. And our clients are real businesses that are really trying to promote their work, and they can't afford to get caught for something we did. ROB: Page 1, that's a great target. Are there ever keywords I would want to target where you would look at me as a client and say, “You know, I get it, but that's a no. We can't guarantee that”? Is there a target that's too high? KEVIN: There are two parts to that answer. Number one, we don't guarantee ranking. We guarantee that if we can't get you there, you don't pay us. So when people call and say, “Hey, GreenBanana, we need to get on Page 1 in a month for these keyword phrases,” I'm like, “Great. We have an AdWords campaign for that. I can guarantee you'll get on Page 1 with a Google AdWords campaign because we're going to bid higher than your competitors for that.” But there are certain things Google takes into consideration, like domain authority, how long the site has been living, how much content is on the site, and that a lot plays into how successful we think we're going to be before we start the campaign. So if you started a brand new dating website today and said, “I want to get on Page 1 for dating,” I would say, “Okay, it's going to take us about 18 months to get you ranked. This is what it's going to cost when we do get you ranked. Sign this contract.” And you'll probably say, “I can't afford this.” [laughs] Because eHarmony and Match.com and Plenty of Fish and those people have teams and teams of SEO people. So yes, we can do it, but a lot of times if it's a super broad term that is hyper, hyper-competitive, like – everyone calls us for mesothelioma. SEOs have been working on that for 15 years, so we have 14½ years of catch-up to do. It's going to be expensive. ROB: That all makes sense. Where did this whole thing come from, Kevin? What made you decide to start GreenBanana? KEVIN: I used to be the web director for a company called eRoom Technology that ended up getting bought by EMC. It's a workspace collaboration, kind of like – I don't know if you use Basecamp or Teams. ROB: I know all the stuff. ClickUp and so many things now. KEVIN: Yeah, all those collaboration spaces. The company got bought out, and I had a team of people under me, and next thing you know I was doing about two hours' worth of work doing web edit updates and going to the gym for the rest of the time and realizing my job was not going to last long. When my boss got let go, I went off and decided to start my own company. I got a good severance package, and I went around and found three people in the area that were really good, that I thought were successful businesspeople, and I said, “I'm going to build you a website for free. I'm going to do your SEO. You're not going to tell anybody that I did it for free, and if you're happy with it, you can recommend me.” That's legitimately how the business started. ROB: Wow. KEVIN: Two of them worked out. One of them, that company either moved – I can't even remember what happened. But two of them recommended me, and that started the spiral. To this day, I spend my time – we don't have an outreach program. We don't even do our own SEO. If you look at our SEO, it could be a lot better. I know the audience can't see this, but the left-hand side of this sheet, there's 30 RFPs that I had to write last week, and we're 100% referral. We just try to help people. We'll do free audits for people and say, “This is what we think you should do. Your problem may not be able to be solved by SEO” – for example, if it's a product that no one's ever heard of before, SEO Is not what you want. It's going to be programmatic or social to get in front of people that might like your product. So we spend our days doing that, and miraculously, business just keeps coming in. It's been like that for 15 years. ROB: When you mention RFP, is that an expression of interest from a client who needs a proposal, or more of a formal RFP, competitive…? KEVIN: That's a good question. I don't write RFPs. Actually, I did. I wrote two and spent weeks doing them and no one ever called me back, so I don't write RFPs. [laughs] People calling us and asking for quotes, that's what I call RFPs. ROB: Understood. So, you're turning around a proposal, someone says, “What does this look like?”, you do a little bit of discovery, “I want to rank for this, I want to rank for that,” you turn it around and tell them, “This is what it looks like.” KEVIN: Yeah. We do an audit and then come and tell them, “Hey, is SEO the right thing for you? If it is, we'll help you pick some keyword phrases.” Then we send it to them, there's usually a little back and forth, and then we decide if we want to move forward or not. ROB: You just mentioned programmatic. I know earlier you mentioned not just SEO, but paid search, and then you mentioned social, which I didn't hear you mention earlier. Scope of services is always an interesting conversation. Where do you draw the line? Are you doing paid social? Do you do organic social? Where do you say yes, where do you say no? KEVIN: It's all paid media. We do almost everything on a screen that's paid, like OTT, which is connected to television, programmatic, geofencing, geotargeting, addressable. What we don't do is anything print. We don't do billboards. We don't do direct mail. People hire us because we're digital executioners. We don't even do – if someone calls and says, “I want the sexiest branding of anybody,” that's not what we do. We're hired by people to make their messaging and their branding work. We have an SEO division and we have a paid media division. The paid media team is solely focused on KPI or key performance indexes or conversions. When someone comes to work for GreenBanana as our paid media side, especially if they're from another agency, I tell them, if you're really, really good at this job, you can sell reporting for maybe two to three months. But you can sell conversions and leads forever. So everything that you're doing, you should absolutely figure out in the very beginning. We don't start a campaign until we figure out what the goal of the client is, and then you take the media that you're serving and drive it to that goal and try to maximize it. Sometimes social, like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, will outperform Google AdWords, or programmatic will outperform Twitter. A lot of our clients will come to us with, “Hey, I want to spend $5,000 in social and $2,500 in AdWords,” and we find out after running a campaign for 30 to 60 days, “You know what? AdWords is getting you double the amount of leads for the budget. We recommend you switch and pull your money from social into that.” And they always say yes, because the client doesn't care who we're giving money to; they just care about the success of the company. So that's how we do that. Our account execs are really well-versed in every single medium, and they're medium agnostic. They don't care if budget gets pulled from one medium to another, even if it affects our margin at GreenBanana, because our job is to get the campaigns to be most successful. Those are the clients that increase budget, that stay with us forever. We have a plumber that has been with us for 13 of our 15 years, and they went from spending $750 a month to $40,000 a month over that long period of time because the campaigns that we're working on are producing results. ROB: Right. It's an engine for their business now and would be a fairly terrifying thing to switch out, I think. Also hard to get too different – even if they wanted to test out a competitive firm, it's a little hard because then you're bidding on some of the same stuff, I would think. KEVIN: Oh yeah, that's a great point. You can't run two Google campaigns because if you have two firms running two Google campaigns, Google's only going to show one, and the one that's showing is going to actually be more expensive than the one that isn't. You just outbid yourself. So if you're a company ever trying to pit one agency against the other, don't have them run the same medium. Don't have them both run Facebook or both run AdWords. It's a terrible idea. ROB: That sounds like a good way to spend $80,000 a month instead. KEVIN: It's a good way to blow a lot of money, yeah. ROB: You mentioned you had this initial flywheel in the firm, three test subjects and some referrals, and still growing and spinning it by referrals. What was the moment – your title is co-founder, so where else did this start, and when did it start to expand beyond the co-founder territory? KEVIN: It got to a point where I was – we do web development in-house. We never talk about it because we have more than we can keep up with, and for some reason, in 15 years it's never been profitable. It's always this loss leader. So I was doing a lot of web development, and I was outsourcing the stuff that I couldn't keep up with. The outsource company that was local called me and said, “We can't keep up with the demand that you're sending us. Here's a guy we recommend you send some of this stuff to.” His name is Mark, and he's my business partner now. He and I really hit it off, and I said, “Let's just get in this together because we have complementary skillsets.” So that was the co-founder piece. When it went beyond it, we didn't have any money when we started. We didn't have any private equity. No angel investors. We would save a little and then hire an employee, and save a little and hire an employee. If you look at the trajectory of GreenBanana, we've always grown, but it's been a slow, steady organic growth to where we are right now. There are companies that have surpassed us that haven't done that, and you could argue that's a great way to do it, just got a big influx of cash and hired a team. But we said, no, we're just going to keep reinvesting the money we make and build and grow and learn. As we grow, we build. We have internal systems that we've built because we have a lot of other agencies that are clients of ours. We built an online ordering system so at midnight, an agency can put in all the orders and have it funnel to my team and create a workflow. But that didn't happen overnight. It took us a year and a half to build it. ROB: Right. You mentioned this commitment to steady growth. It can be tempting to push the fast-forward button. How, over this time, have you resisted the temptation to – whether it's to take a buyout and take some growth there, whether it's to take in some money and boost some hires – how have you been thinking about that as you proceed and stuck to the path of building growth organically? KEVIN: That's a great question. In the beginning, no one was coming and asking us, “Here's a bunch of money to go do something.” So that was easy. We did have some periods that we got a lot more customers than we could handle and we made mistakes. So that also made us nervous, and making sure that if someone just handed us a blank check, we probably wouldn't know what to do with it. If the opportunity came where someone said, “Here's a bunch of money and here's the 10 agencies that we've grown exactly like yours,” that would be a lot more attractive. Now that we're at the revenue that we're at, we're actually getting people that are asking us for that. But we haven't gotten anything attractive enough to have us say, “We'll give up half the business for that.” That's actually the answer. The answer is nothing's been attractive enough. ROB: That seems to be the case in services in general. I hear, at least, quite often that you're measuring the value of the business based on EBITDA, based on your actual earnings, and maybe you can back out some expenses that have been loaded onto the business, that kind of thing. But really, if you're healthy on EBITDA, then the business needs some cash to grow and some cash to distribute, and what's the hurry on the sale? The terms aren't usually enough to make you say, “I couldn't make that much profit in three years.” KEVIN: Right. Exactly. That seems to be what's happening. Also, I don't think digital's going away. I do think that certain mediums may come and go, but we're medium agnostic, so if Facebook blows up next month, it's going to stink, but we can shuffle. ROB: As you reflect on this journey so far – I guess you're about 12 to 13 years in – what are some things you've learned on this journey that you wish you could go back and tell yourself to do differently? It sounds like you wouldn't tell yourself to go take a check and get bought out, but I imagine there are some things you would consider doing differently along the way. KEVIN: I think a lot of it is psychological for me. If I could go back and say to 12 or 13 years ago Kevin, I'd say part of being an entrepreneur is there's a lot of times where you're taking three steps forward and two steps back. But the two steps back are never that bad. I've spent countless sleepless nights thinking of the worst thing that could possibly happen, and it's never happened. Not even kind of happened. It's legitimately never happened. So, if I could go back, I'd say stop worrying about that and focus on all the positive things because that thing's never going to happen. And if it repeatedly hasn't happened in 13 years, it's not a coincidence. So I think that's something I wish I knew a long time ago. But it's also something that I continue to wrestle with because it's kind of burned in the back of your brain. ROB: Absolutely. I needed that reminder from some other entrepreneurs yesterday. You have that moment, you have that day, where something small bad does happen. We had a job offer out that I was really excited about, and the last eight offers we put out were all accepted, and this person said no. I was like, oh man, that was not the answer I wanted. But same thing – you lose a client, but along the way, you've planted those seeds so that six months from now, you're going to say, “That was a speedbump. That was not the end of the world.” We grew from there. A lot of folks said their experience has been they hired somebody better right after they got a no. It's that long perspective, and I think planting the seeds and knowing you've done the work along the way. KEVIN: Right. There's a great quote – I don't even know who said it, but you don't find a way to go around the problem; you find a way to go through it. It seems to work out. We had an employee that stole almost a quarter of our business, left with that, and we made it back in a year. It's honestly the best thing that's ever happened. So things like that, at the time, horrible. And then I wouldn't change a thing now. ROB: [laughs] You might give them 50 cents to go do it. KEVIN: Seriously, yeah. ROB: They took maybe some customers that were more challenging to manage or maybe more loyal to a person than to the process. There's a lot to think about there. KEVIN: Yeah, and it makes you sit and evaluate and say, “What things do I have to do and what do I need and what are the things that are necessary?”, and you end up becoming better. That's what entrepreneurs do. People that aren't entrepreneurs don't understand it because those people are the ones that won't take that risk and say, “I've got to go. I can't do this. I can't handle this stress.” The entrepreneurs say, “I've got to figure out how to deal with it, because this is it.” ROB: Right. Kevin, as you look ahead to GreenBanana, the future of GreenBanana and the practice areas you're in – you mentioned maybe some channels go away, maybe there are some ways you're thinking about shifting the practice – what does the future look like? What are you excited about? KEVIN: I'm excited about – technology is increasing. Whether you find this good or bad, creepy or not, the amount of data you have on client behavior is only getting better and enabling us to be more accurate in helping our clients hit their conversions. So that evolution is really exciting. With the products that we have, like Google launching GA4 – they already launched it, but GA4 is better than Universal Analytics in how you can see data. Those things inside the products are great, and there's also all these other new products that are really exciting. I'm personally really excited about decentralized finance and crypto. We're trying to figure out a way to accept crypto payments. It's a pain in the butt to figure it out, but little things like that are fun for me, and I think as long as you're excited about learning about new tech, there's always going to be a business for a digital agency. ROB: That's interesting on the accepting crypto side. Even for existing financial applications – we had a client who wanted to pay us their discovery budget on I think Venmo, and getting a business account up and running on these services from a KYC perspective, instead of a personal account – half the time it's like they never even thought about it. There's a lot ahead of us on that front, I think. KEVIN: Yeah. That's the part we're having trouble with. If you want to send me crypto to my crypto personal wallet, it's easy. We can do it literally right now. But getting it into the business, getting it into QuickBooks, getting it to my accountants – I was like, whatever. Future Kevin will work on that. [laughs] ROB: Is there any particular business that you're seeing, some type of business that is perhaps most open to paying in crypto? What's that look like? KEVIN: None of the current businesses we're working with – I won't say none of them, but most of them wouldn't consider it. It's just something I'm personally interested in and I think it's going to happen. ROB: Absolutely. A lot of these things took some time, and then it's daily happenings. Pulling a little deeper into the topic, what are you seeing in defi and crypto? What direction excites you the most? Sometimes we're placing bets; sometimes we're just thinking about placing emotional bets with where we place our attention. What's drawing you as the most tangible next few things that are going to happen? KEVIN: I'm invested in crypto. The things that have done the best for me are Bitcoin and Ethereum. I do read some other defi newsletters, but full disclosure, none of them have done great. But I haven't really gone crazy into it. I spend most of my time on my company rather than researching that. I think the ease of transaction and the transparency of the transaction is so important, and I think that is what is going to – once people start to get more comfortable with decentralized finance, the ability to send money back and forth where there's a trackable ledger of it, I think that is really going to change business. I mean, for us to get a check from someone, for us to send money back and forth, for us to do an ETH transaction, it's our billing department on a phone call with someone, it's back and forth, it's waiting for 24 hours. Wallet to wallet is a QR code and a button, and it's there, and the ledger's there. I really think that's going to start to change the world if people can let go of the fact that they're not comfortable with it. ROB: There's a lot there and there's a lot to learn from all at the same time. Some of this stuff is kind of hard, some of the fees are kind of high, but you also see – I was just out at South by Southwest in Austin, and one of the most visible activations there was for an NFT collection called Doodles. They'd let you in the activation with your SXSW badge, but they'd let you in the VIP line if you could prove that you were a holder of a Doodles NFT. Which is about 12 ETH, so it's… KEVIN: Yeah, that's a lot of money. ROB: Absolutely. Looking at that, someone was like, “Could you just buy it and sell it?” I said, it depends on whether the thing's been pumped by the conference. If it's pumped by the conference, you're going to lose 2 ETH just because you bought it at a spiky time. That's bad news. KEVIN: I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the value of an NFT because it's a picture on a screen that everybody can take. I know you pay and it's yours, but you and I could take screenshots of each other right now. It's hard to tell who owns it. ROB: In this case they actually were validating ownership against the blockchain. To get in, they were actually authenticating the ownership. But definitely hard right now. KEVIN: Exactly. It's a currency that's validated, but it's like, what's the value of having that picture other than getting an entrance? I understand that piece of it, but sticking it on your computer and saying “I own this,” like the picture behind me – it's not really worth anything. I'm still trying to wrap my head around NFTs, and that's my fault because I know that they're really taking off. ROB: There's a lot to go there. Even in the judgment of art. I can buy art at IKEA or I can buy art at Sotheby's, and those are two very different things. But I can buy art at IKEA that probably looks like something I could buy at Sotheby's. The value there is subjective, and where it lands, who knows? KEVIN: Yeah, exactly. I heard this really interesting podcast about a guy that was spending – he's a wine collector, and some of those bottles of wine are hundreds of thousands of dollars, and he said, “I drank one and it really wasn't that good.” [laughs] “You can get a comparable wine for $28.” ROB: Absolutely, or $3 at Trader Joe's, right? KEVIN: It's like, is that $400,000 better than the $3 one? [laughs] Or is it 15 times better? ROB: Kevin, when people want to find and connect with you and with GreenBanana, where should they go to find you? KEVIN: I used to lose my business card all the time, so I bought ijustmetkevin.com. ROB: Nice. KEVIN: That'll take you to my page. Or you can just go to greenbananaseo.com ROB: That is excellent. Kevin, thank you for coming on the podcast. Thank you for sharing your experience, your knowledge, things you've learned. I think we're all better for it. Thank you very much. KEVIN: I appreciate your time. This was wonderful. Thank you. ROB: Best wishes to you and the team. Take care. KEVIN: Thanks. Take care. ROB: Thank you for listening. The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast is presented by Converge. Converge helps digital marketing agencies and brands automate their reporting so they can be more profitable, accurate, and responsive. To learn more about how Converge can automate your marketing reporting, email email@example.com, or visit us on the web at convergehq.com.
Christian Blauvelt returns to Front Row Classics to celebrate one of the greatest homefront films of World War II. Brandon and Christian discuss 1943's The Human Comedy. The movie, based on an original screenplay by William Saroyan, was made at the peak of MGM's powers during the days of the studio system. Mickey Rooney delivers an Oscar nominated performance alongside a top notch ensemble cast. The film is a perfect mix of sentimentality and the reality of war on the homefront. Both Brandon and Christian hope this dicussion will lead listeners to re-discover this underappreciated gem. Christian Blauvelt is an entertainment journalist, who serves as the managing editor of leading film and TV industry website IndieWire. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis; has hosted films on Turner Classic Movies; and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of books including, "Hollywood Victory" from TCM and Running Press. He lives in New York City.
Another week, another grub in the sky. The boys head back to a simpler time, March 2022, where a man onboard a Southwest flight lives up to his middle name and gets away with something four too many times. Cody brings the toy to the doctor and Heggie's cookies are ruined looking up some grim world records. LIVE MID FLIGHT BRAWLS COMING UP!HOBART! Friday July 15thThe Clubhousehttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-clubhouse-with-nick-cody-and-luke-heggie-tickets-260717341587?aff=squarespaceLAUNCESTON! Saturday July 16th - 4pm (Doors 3:30pm)Boags Brewery Barhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=868859&Get around the MID FLIGHT BRAWL PATREON for bonus content, early access to live show tickets and to help keep the lights on at MFB HQ. www.Patreon.com/MidFlightBrawlMID FLIGHT BRAWL is brought to you by HEAPS NORMAL. Delicious, independent, non-alcoholic beer. Head to HeapsNormal.com, grab a slab and chuck in the promo code "DUTYFREE" for free shipping in Oz. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Matt Chorley convenes the Disunited Kingdom panel to preview the local elections from the four corners of the UK.PLUS: Alice Thomson and Patrick Kidd discuss what voters in the South West really think, and French MP expenses.BONUS: MPs and Times Radio listeners tell tales from the doorstep, telling their experiences canvassing for elections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week: Chris Sloan reports on the unique experience of flying in Alaska and quizzes Ben & Chris on Ultra Av Geek trivia; Southwest bullish on business travel; Avianca merges with Viva; Chaos at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport; Frontier's high ancillary revenue; Listener Q: Financial risk to buy a ticket on AA? Complaint involving Spirit & Carnival-Fine or Whine? Shout out to Tuskegee Airman Sgt. Victor Butler for his 100th Birthday.
My special guest in today's episode of If Not Now Wen is Martin Martinez. He is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Founder Institute, the world's most proven network to turn an idea into startup and turn a startup into global business since 2009, helping 5500 companies across the world and on six continents. Martin is also the host and producer for the online show Global Startup Report and Founder Showcase Series. He is passionate about supporting founders as an advisor and he serves on the advisory board for many entrepreneurship programs as well as one of the world's leading festivals and conferences South by Southwest. Martin helps to build community and support for entrepreneurs to really create their dream business, and his story and mission are so inspiring! On the podcast, we discuss: - Why having the right support network can make entrepreneurship more manageable and successful - One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a startup (and how you can avoid making it!) - Why it's so important to engage the right advisors who understand small startups - Some of the biggest misconceptions about the startup world I know you're going to love this episode and get so many amazing takeaways! I can't wait to hear what you think! Curious to hear more from Martin? Catch today's episode right here or connect with Martin directly on LinkedIn!
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Have you heard the Cathars? It is a religion that thrived in the Southwest of France for 100 years during the Middle Ages, then disappeared in a violent crusade. On today's episode of Join Us in France, we discuss the wild beliefs Cathars held so dear that they were willing to die for them. We'll talk about dualism, spiritual prison, reincarnation, "bons hommes", perfects, Jesus as a "hologram", and of the importance of consolation. As seen from today's standards, the Cathars had shocking beliefs that put them at odds with the Catholic church. And yet this religion spread all over the Languedoc area in France. This is the area between Toulouse, Foix, Perpignan, Béziers, and Albi. How did this happen? Why did people convert to this religion although they risked being killed for heresy? After listening to this episode, you'll understand how the people loved Cathar preachers (they called them "Perfects") and feared Catholic clergy. Table of Contents for our discussion on Cathar Theology [00:00:00] Intro [00:00:37] Anout the Cathars and their strange religion [00:01:47] Sponsorship [00:02:34] Annie and Elyse talk about Cathar Theology [00:03:16] Cathar = Purification and they did not call themselves by that name [00:04:02] The basics of Cathar theology [00:05:35] Materialistic [00:11:02] Who is Jesus in Cathar theology? [00:13:58] Jesus brings Consolation [00:14:39] Church of Rome was evil [00:15:27] Communion [00:16:06] The relics [00:17:27] Cathars were vegan [00:19:10] Consolamentum or spiritual death [00:20:49] Getting the Consolamentum at the end of one's life [00:21:37] Becoming a Perfect [00:22:36] Regular people got the Melioramentum [00:23:47] Why the Catholic Church wasn not okay with this [00:24:42] Perfects were like children [00:25:39] Perfects lived in poverty and relied on the community [00:26:02] Why did people become Cathars? [00:26:58] Catholics weren't taught theology at all [00:29:38] Cathars believed in equality [00:31:51] Troubadours sang songs about evil Catholic leaders [00:32:16] Don't worry about things, what matters is the spirit [00:32:51] The organization of the Cathar church [00:33:24] The good works of the Cathar religion [00:34:43] In the Southwest wealthy families became Cathars [00:36:20] Cathars were loved and Catholics were feared [00:36:36] Women in the Cathar church [00:39:36] The Cathar movement lasted about 100 years before they were all killed [00:40:01] The next episode is going to be about the crusade against the Cathars [00:40:53] Cathars didn't leave behind churches [00:42:27] Cathar country is where nature and history are mingled into one [00:42:55] Thank you Patrons and Donors! [00:44:54] Itinerary Consult [00:45:30] This week in French News [00:48:26] Annie's personal update [00:49:47] Book recommendation: My Remarkable Journey More episodes about the Southwest of France Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking
A hiker falls in the tank of a port-o-potty, Trump can't define what a woman is and a couple is married on a Southwest flight to nowhere. Also we talk about who will replace James Corden and penis fish in Florida? Where else?
Called one of the “Top 10 Comedians You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, Tim Dillon is a whirlwind of hot takes and sharp observations about pop culture and society. His darkly funny brand of humor can be found touring around the world and on “The Tim Dillon Show,” his weekly podcast. Dillon has been featured on Netflix and Comedy Central specials and graced the stages of the Glasgow Comedy Festival and South by Southwest. Tim and Alec speak of the importance of comedy throughout the pandemic, their shared Long Island background and why having a difference of opinions is good for our culture. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.